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This post will share several references from medical doctors and researchers but all would be futile were they not set within the truth of scriptural admonishment, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you and I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore, CHOOSE LIFE that both you and your descendants may live.” (Deut 30:19) We MUST be aggressive in managing our own health by making good choices. It is also worth noting that life spans in Biblical times were quite long and, of course, nutrition and ecology were relatively simple as were the economy, politics, and “scientific knowledge”. Truth, however, and the author if it have not changed. Psalm 91:16 promises, “With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” and Jeremiah 30:17 promises “For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds.” There is no evidence that we are created to be diseased and sick.
Our choices and our culture are the sources of the diseases we must resist. We have been slowly weaned from God made food to Man made or highly manipulated food. Toxins are added to our environment constantly and it is important to realize, as George Malkmus, D.D. (a colon cancer survivor who used only nutrition for healing) says in The Hallelujah Diet whose website is www.hacres.com, “Remember, anything that is not real food is treated as a toxic poison by the body. Your body will try eliminating it through the lymphatic system. And if it cannot, it will store it somewhere in the body.” We cannot rely on medical care givers to teach us to avoid toxins; it’s our responsibility.
It is important to NOT blindly trust the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to screen toxins from the food and drug market. Too much “business” is involved–lobbying, politics, and money are so involved that this agency cannot be trusted. Again it is our own responsibility to manage our “health care”. In her surprisingly well researched book, Knockout, Suzanne Somers shares, “When the FDA did an internal audit of itself, its own report stated that it lacks the scientific capability and competence to evaluate new medical technologies. What this means is that the FDA no longer has the scientific legitimacy to be the sole arbitrator of what works and what doesn’t.” Ms Somers provides a website, www.lef.org, which is the “Life Extension Foundation” where you can find a link to the FDA update. I would add that it is worth reading Somer’s book to gain insight into cancer treatment truth. Just the “foreward” with its list of “questions you should ask every pysician you choose to investigate when it comes to your treatment choices for cancer” is worth the price of the book. It also includes many interviews with doctors who are successfully (although perhaps unconventionally) treating cancer…..several of them, as she explains, harrassed by “Big Pharma” which controls “Big Medicine” by controlling both medical research and education.
The amazing book, The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, PhD (who has about 70 years of peer reviewed research behind him) writes extensive reports of the effects of diet on health. I see this book referenced in many others and sometimes I see it attacked by “standard medicine and “Big Pharma” advocates which is a common tactic of these industries who must sustain their profit margins. In Campbell’s book, however, I found the final several chapters most intriguing–especially the one entitled, “Big Medicine: Whose Health are They Protecting?” (No wonder they want to discredit him.) He writes (p 321) “When is the last time that you went to the doctor and he or she told you what to eat or what not to eat? You’ve probably never had that experience. But the vast majority of Americans will fall prey to one of the chronic diseases of affluence discussed in Part II (of the book), and, as you have seen, there is a wealth of published research that suggests these diseases are a result of poor nutrition, not poor genes or bad luck. So why doesn’t the medical system take nutrition seriously? (new paragraph) Four words: money, ego, power and control……” The diseases he refers to include cancer, heart disease, and diabetes and Campbell’s research shows these to be reversible with nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Campbell then discusses the efforts of a few eminent medical doctors who have tried to buck the system. One, Dr. Esselstyn, who has a flawless resume. A renowned surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, Esselstyn realized that most cancer surgery was “getting there after the horse had left the barn”(p 323). Dr Esselstyn began studying literature on the diseases he commonly treated…… He read scientific literature that compared international disease rates and lifestyle choices….He came to the realization that the diseases that so often plagued his patients were due to a diet rich in meat, fat and highly refined foods…..Esselstyn has become a champion of dietary treatment of disease and he has the data to prove his case. But it hasn’t been easy.” He tried to change the treatment protocols of the Cleveland Clinic but was basically made fun of and called “Dr. Sprouts” behind his back. This chapter in The China Study is an amazing few pages that makes the reader a “fly on the wall” in seeing the indoctrination of modern physicians and the basis for their resistence to actually “stopping disease” so it doesn’t have to be treated with pills and procedures which is ALL modern medicine has to offer according to Esselstyn (p 327). I think it worth noting that some of Dr. Esselstyn’s colleagues who didn’t support implementing the nutritional protocols he suggested for the Clinic did come to him for such information when they had health issues themselves.
Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, and a ‘survivor’ of two brain tumors has written, Anticancer, A New Way of Living. This doctor is obviously struggling with his own unbelief in God and human relationship issues which he readily shares. He also appears unable to fully come out from under his classical medical training which offers only “pills and procedures” as he continues to nod to them and to, thereby, guard himself from colleague distain; however, it would seem that his own survival forced him to embrace nutrition and “God-made” supplements like garlic and tumeric (curcumin). This is a book to be read through a filter of faith and after one has read books more fearless in looking at the limits of pills and procedures in stopping disease. However, light shines on p 127 when Servan-Schreiber says, “For the last five thousand years, all great medical traditions have used diet to influence the course of disease. Ours is no exception. In the fifth century BC, Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be food.” In 2003 Nature published a long article that concluded–in more modern style–“Chemoprevention by edible phytochemicals is now considered to be an inexpensive, readily applicable, acceptable and accessible approach to cancer control and management.” But “modern medicine” has ignored Nature‘s wisdom–both the article and the reality.
Servan-Schreiber shares, “When I went back to see my oncologist after the second operation that followed the relapse in my brain tumor, I was getting ready to start a year of chemotherapy. I asked him if I ought to change my diet to make the most of the treatment and avoid another relapse. In spite of the devotion he had shown in looking after me, despite his patience and kindness fostered by years of dealing with distraught patients, his answer was perfectly stereotypical: ‘Eat what you like. It won’t make much difference. But whatever you do, keep up your weight’.” Servan-Schreiber then “looked at oncology textbooks that serve as the foundation for many of my colleagues’ training”. He found, “….there is not a single chapter on the role of nutrition in the treatment of cancer or the prevention of a relapse.” (p 127) This reseacher/physician goes on to share his own findings on a number of very helpful non-pharmaceutical foods and nutritional entities that he shows do, indeed, aid in both preventing and eliminating cancer. Among these are berries, curcumin (tumeric), garlic, green tea, peaches, and numerous other foods, herbs and spices. This doctor, as a patient, found truth–God made the REAL medicine that can stop disease from occurring and support our “wonderfully made” immune systems.
Dr. F. Batmangelidj, MD, in his book, Water for health, for Healing, for Life, (p 4,5) shares, “The sick-care system survives and thrives when people are continuously sick. This is exactly what is going on now.” He continues, “Mainstream medicine and its fund-raising sidekicks will not of their own accord abandon pharmaceutical medicine. Why? They do not want to allow natural solutions to the health pfoblems of society to get clearance and reach the public.” This extraordinary doctor’s work is cited in our post on “Water for Health” but I urge you to read the book so that you will gain an understanding into why he says, “Manifestations of drought in the body have been assumed to be indicators of this or that disease condition. Based on this ignorance, and protected and coddled by the pharmaceutical industry, mainstream medicine has labeled the different complications of deydration as various “diseases.” On the basis of this erroneous assumption, the trusting American public has to pay every-increasing health-care costs with their health and hard-earned money.” (p 5) In other words, this doctor seems to say that an industry that “sells pills” can feed their “cash cow” by “inventing chronic diseases”. Others agree.
Shane Ellison, MS, www.thepeopleschemist.com , wrote, Over-the-counter Natural Cures. This no nonsense former pharmaceutical chemist minces no words–put your seat belt on and read this book. I can only fault it in having a little “colorful” language, being too lenient on meat and alcohol (which have no place in health and healing), and no index. If it had an index it would cost twice as much and be worth that. It is a reference book every single family should own IF they seek health and wellness. I only wish Ellison realized how much “faith in God’s creation” he really has. At any rate, he teaches, at layman’s level, the chemistry we must have and calls it “nutrient logic”. On page ix (Introduction), he shares, “My studies and experience confirmed what I always knew: proper nutrient intake is the biggest determinant of overall health, longevity, and athletic performance.
Nutrient logic has been saving lives throughout history (p ix). He continues (p xi), “I abandoned my career as a drug-design chemist because I grew so disbusted with Big Pharma’s blatant willingness to ignore nutrient logic as a viable and inexpensive alternative to drugs…….the big problem is that nutrient logic isn’t profitable for big pharmaceutical companies. I’ve witnessed Big Pharma investigate and prove the value of these nutrients using state-of-the-art technology. But rather than offer this information to the masses, pharmaceutical companies cover it up and ry to mimic these substances and their actions with synthetic and often expensive drugs. Historically, these copanies often fail to create drugs as powerful, safe, and effecive as their natural counterparts.”
Is is not, then, shown again and again that, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:5a KJV)
This article begins our quest to “take charge of our own health”, as Dr. Andrew Weil MD said. As one who has gone from “spots on liver and lungs and changes in head of pancreas” following two pancreatic cancer surgeries to, within a few months, “no evidence of residual or recurrent disease” by following a careful nutritional and, certainly equally important, prayer and exercise program, I believe we are, in fact, “wonderfully made” to heal and this blog exists to share information and resources for working with rather than against our own immune and healing systems.
- Rises in blood glucose generate corresponding rises of insulin, which then pushes prostaglandin production toward the immune-suppressing and stickiness-enhancing PGE-2. While fish oil (EPA) and borage oil (GLA) have a favorable impact on cancer, these potent fatty acids are neutralized when the blood glucose levels are kept high.
- Cancer cells feed directly on blood glucose, like a fermenting yeast organism. Elevating blood glucose in a cancer patient is like throwing gasoline on a smoldering fire. (my emphasis)
- Healing is always God’s will.
- God’s Word is true–All of it. It will change our reality.
- Doubt and unforgiveness are obstacles to healing.
- We cannot “deserve” healing, it is God’s scriptural promise–“he heals ALL our diseases” (Ps 103:3)
- God IS the God who performs miracles. (Ps77:14) note the present tense in these Psalms
Eph 3:20…”Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work WITHIN us.
What is touching? It is transferring His power that is at work WITHIN us…..
Remember how “inept” the disciples were when they were “with” Jesus walking on this earth…Remember how empowered they were when the Holy Spirit came INTO them? Even Peter’s shadow was a “healing touch”…..
The Holy Spirit was WITHIN the disciples and is WITHIN born again Christians and the Holy Spirit always comes with His power…..always. So, what about touching?Laying on hands and praying for healing? Spirit filled Christians have His power WITHIN themselves and, as Bible teacher, Beth Moore, points out in her series, “Living Beyond Yourself”, “We can DO things we couldn’t; Feel things we didn’t; Know things we wouldn’t” when we have the Spirit within us.
One of the most fascinating things about all this is that it is supernatural for sure but it is also part of God’s creation. Biology and Physics are no longer understood in just Newtonian terms of “matter is something that takes up space and has weight”. Remember those “atoms” that we learned looked like little “solar systems”? Turns out that Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating each atom having its own specific energy signature as do molecules (assemblies of atoms)..Everything is energy……Matter can be simultaneously defined as solid (particle) and as an immaterial force field (wave). Einstein’s wave/particle theory trumps Newton. E=mass multiplied by the speed of light squared is Einstein’s theory of relativity. So we can be in resonance with the Holy Spirit and the Holy Trinity concept is not so difficult in light of quantum physics. All of Creation is one indivisible, dynamic whole in which energy and matter are so deeply entangled it is impossible to consider them as independent elements. (Excerpted from the book, “The Biology of Belief” by Bruce Lipton, PhD.
So, God WITHIN us is both supernatural and natural….God IS love. Love is not something God DOES….God IS love. Love heals!
The song sung in the opening ceremonies of the LA Olympics was really onto something, “Reach out and touch somebody’s hand…..” Touching transfers divine energy……… Luke 6:19 says, “The whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.” That same Jesus is alive NOW, Mark 6:56 says, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore…”
Romans 8:11 “If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the deaddwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
If His power is within us, do we have healing touches? I believe we do. What do you think? Energy…….His energy to do what we otherwise could not do? Have you felt it?
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Early in my bout with cancer, I was searching for resources on Amazon.com and ordered a couple of books. I somehow received one I didn’t recall ordering but it was better than the two I chose. It was Bill Henderson’s “Curing Cancer Gently–Your Guide to Non-Toxic Healing”. Bill’s a retired Air Force officer who lost his wife, he explains, to the ravages of chemotherapy as she battled cancer. Bill launched aggressive research into curing cancer other ways hoping to help other families avoid the agony his endured. He also publishes an online “Cancer Free Newsletter” and has a website www.beating-cancer-gently.com.
I found this book very helpful in organizing my own research because I read every book and study he cited for myself and then read sources in the bibliographies of those…..I was looking for consensus but I needed to save time and get my own protocol started. The parts of Henderson’s book that were most helpful (and which have consensus back-up) are the importance of dealing with un-resolved stress and the truth about the Standard American Diet (SAD). Even more urgently helpful was the section “The Four Secrets of treating and beating cancer”.
1. Cancer treatment must STRENGTHEN the immune system.
2. Cancer treatment must INCREASE the oxygenation of the cells.
3. Cancer treatment must DETOXIFY the body.
4. Cancer treatment must change the body chemistry from acidic to alkaline.
ALL FOUR factors must be addressed. People learn these points and begin to question how chemo and radiation would fit into those four factors. Good question! As stated above, Bill believes he lost his wife, Marjory, to harsh cancer treatment and devoted his life to helping others avoid that horror. He has amazing research to share and it can save you time, money and agony.
Some people prefer to turn their healing over to someone else entirely and just don’t want to change their lifestyle. They think that lifestyle change is too hard and just having some man-made chemicals pumped into their body is easier. Most people understand that the human body runs into trouble when it takes in poisons faster than it can get rid of them……then they make choices that do just that.
Bill Henderson’s six recommendations for cancer patients are the cornerstone of an eating plan that keeps toxin intake down….food is NOT inert. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said, “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.”
The Six steps are:
1. NO Sugar (including high fructose corn syrup, honey, man-made substitutes. That includes in prepared foods….READ LABELS.
2. NO flour (converts to sugar quickly)
3. NO processed foods…if it’s not in the form God made it, don’t eat it. If it is passed to you through your car window, don’t eat it.
4. NO animal protein. After you’ve become cancer free, you can have some organic grass fed meat in small amounts occasionally.
5. NO dairy except for kefir or cottage cheese in the Budwig protocol
6. LOTS of organic fruits and vegetables–especially vegetables. Raw vegetables are highly recommended.
It is important, also to exercise daily. Walking, swimming, Tai Chi or Yoga are good. Think of stagnating if you don’t keep moving.
It goes without saying, NO caffeine or alcohol.
There are wonderful vegan cookbooks available. I’ve found them online. Hallelujah Acres has several of the best and their research does not conflict with Henderson’s regarding inner environment changes that kill out cancer.
Bill Henderson now has a download version of his book and it’s shorter and better organized. I don’t think the title, How to Cure Almost Any Cancer for $5.15 a Day” focuses on the wealth of included information but I advise you to ignore the title and read this book. It could save your life….it has certainly helped me. There is a neat website: www.beckwithfamily.com/flaxlink.html that shares many stories from cancer patients for whom the Budwig Protocol was a major part of their CURE.
Rev Kenneth E Hagin wrote a booklet entitled “How to Keep Your Healing”. It is available from www.Amazon.com for under $2 and also at www.rhema.org. I recommend it although I only just discovered it. I wish I had it sooner.
Once healed, it is important to be prepared to withstand those times when doubt and familiar symptoms (real or imagined) show up. I can recall a couple of times when this happened to me. Once I almost panicked but realized that was the response the enemy wanted and so I literally “laid my cancer at the Lord’s feet” saying “if I perish, I perish but I am trusting God and not my own understanding.” Peace came over me and I knew I was in God’s hands. Another time symptom “twinges” occurred and my imagination wanted to listen to the enemy’s lies–even to add to them. But God clearly put it in my heart to “stand up and fight” and He gave me peace in doing so.
The kind of “fighting” I refer to is well explained in Beth Moore’s Bible Study, “Believing God”……”God is who He says He is; God can do what He says He can do; I am who God says I am; I can do all things through Jesus; God’s Word is alive and ACTIVE in me.”
Kenneth E. Hagin, in the book I referred to above, says “I tell people ‘The thing you must do is get to know the Lord through His Word.” Hagin quotes Smith Wigglesworth, a healing minister of amazing faith and power, as saying, “I can’t understand God by feelings. I can’t understand Jesus Christ by feelings. I understand God by what the Word says about Him. He is everything the Word says he is. Get to know the Lord through the Word.”
It is a spiritual battle to hold on to your healing but you can put on the full armor of God (Ephesians Chapter 6). The only aggressive/offensive part of that armor is the “sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God” (Eph 6:17). Of course the shield of faith turns away all the fiery darts the enemy of our souls can fling and doubts and twinges of symptoms fall into the category of fiery darts.
We can choose to be victims of our own worry and imaginations like the Hebrew children were when the spies came back from the promised land telling them there were “giants” there whom they could not possibly go up against. (Numbers 13:31-Numbers 14: 4) The Israelites (Hebrews) let their imaginations run wild and their fears overcame them and it took them 40 years and the loss of an entire generation to accomplish what they could have done in a few days if they had believed God was who He said he was; God could do what He said He could do; They were who God said they were…..etc.
Truth (Scripture) to help you keep your healing:
Isaiah 53:4 “Surely he hath borne our griefs (translates literal Hebrew as ‘diseases’) and carried our sorrows (translates literal Hebrew as ‘pain’).
1 Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye WERE healed.
Obviously Peter is referring to the Isaiah scripture and it is important to note the tense of the verb, WERE. We have already been healed.
And Matthew 8:17 obviously refers also to Isaiah 53:4, “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet, saying, Himself took our INFIRMITIES and bare our SICKNESS.
Nahum 1:9 says, “Affliction will not rise up a second time.”
I quote Dodie Osteen regarding the Nahum scripture…”Your sickness will leave and not come back again. This scripture has been so meaningful to me (Dodie) since I’ve been healed, because I intend to stay well!
But know this: The devil is a tormentor, and he will continue to come against you. In the case of cancer, doctors say if you live five years, you’re well. but the devil will try to torment you with doubt and fear. If you have a pain, he’ll say, ‘There it is. Cancer is coming back on you.’ You have to fight these lying imaginations. Cast them down and make every thought line up with the Word.
This is when you can remind the devil of Nahum 1:9. Say, ‘Devil, this affliction will not rise up the second time. It will never come on my body again!’ And it won’t.”
We all know people who have had relapses of cancer and other diseases…But we must “stand up and fight” and not let the door open even a little crack to let doubt and fear come in to poison our imaginations. We have God’s Word and Jesus, himself, taught us how to use that Word to stop the devil’s attacks.
God wants you healed. It is the enemy who steals, kills and destroys wanting you sick to death.
And, steward your healing with a healthy lifestyle–eat, sleep, exercise, PRAY, and trust God in such a way that your physical body is unsuitable for diseases like cancer to grow in. Pray and lay your disease at God’s feet trusting Him to stand and fight right beside you.
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This article is copied from www.bionatures.com who is a major supplier of Barleans Cold Pressed organic flax seed oil. This product is pressed to order and shipped immediately in dark brown bottles. It can be frozen to keep on hand. It is the mainstay of the Budwig Flaxoil/Cottage Cheese protocol. We make a smoothie of kefir (cultured milk) and this flax oil every morning. Read this article for more information about this cancer preventing and fighting protocol.
The Story and Studies of Dr. Johanna Budwig
Who is Dr. Johanna Budwig?
Dr. Johanna Budwig was one of Germany’s top biochemists as well one of the best cancer researchers throughout all of Europe. Born in 1908 and lived to be 95. She has been nominated seven times for the Nobel Prize. Dr. Budwig is also a published author, holds a Ph.D. in Natural Science, and is one of the greatest authorities on diet and its relation to health and well-being. To say that she is a highly intelligent, learned and accomplished scientist would be the understatement of the year!
Dr. Budwig’s views on “good” versus “bad” fats
Nowadays, if you want to know the difference between “good” and “bad” fats, just make a quick trip to your local bookstore or health food market. Books and magazine articles abound on which fats we should be eating, and which ones we should avoid. We are becoming more familiar with unusual sounding terms like “hydrogenated” and “polyunsaturated,” and if asked, you could probably even give a reasonable definition of an “essential fatty acid.”
Not surprisingly, however, Dr. Johanna Budwig was way ahead of the game. Over 40 years ago Dr. Budwig lectured on the connection between “bad” fats like hydrogenated margarines and illness as well as the importance of essential fatty acids. In a speech that she delivered on November 2, 1959 in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Budwig said, “Without these fatty acids, the respiratory enzymes cannot function and the person suffocates, even when he is given oxygen-rich air. A deficiency in these highly unsaturated fatty-acids impairs many vital functions. First of all, it decreases the person’s supply of available oxygen. We cannot survive without air and food; nor can we survive without these fatty acids. That has been proven long ago.”
Clearly, Dr. Budwig understood the connection between diet and health. She recognized that with the advent and popularity of hydrogenated and overprocessed oils came an increase in the rates of several serious illnesses. She realized that the way foods are now processed eliminates virtually all of the essential fatty acids. So, Dr. Budwig decided to focus her career on finding the dietary solution or cure to the list of diseases that affect so many people in the world.
Dr. Budwig’s extensive research
Dr. Budwig has spent a lot of time in her career studying the blood of cancer patients. In fact, one of her observations came about after 30 years of painstaking research. Dr. Budwig noticed that people who were seriously ill with cancer always had low levels of two specific substances in their blood: phosphatides and lipoproteins. She also observed that in healthy, cancer-free people, these two compounds were present in normal amounts that were sufficient for good health.
Additionally, Dr. Budwig found that cancer patients typically had an odd greenish-yellow substance in their blood, instead of normal amounts of hemoglobin. She realized that this discovery undoubtedly explained why cancer patients are so often weak and suffering from anemia. Dr. Budwig also discovered that in general, blood that comes from a healthy person contains far greater levels of Omega 3 essential fatty acids than blood samples taken from someone who is ill.
From her research, Dr. Budwig realized that her theories connecting diet and health were absolutely correct. She theorized that if just the right combination of nutrients were introduced to cancer patients, perhaps the unusual greenish-yellow gunk would go away and healthy red blood cells would return. She began to test her hypothesis on cancer patients, involving a combination of organic flaxseed oil and quark, a dairy product common in Germany that is very similar to cottage cheese.
Why flaxseed oil?
Dr. Budwig chose organic flaxseed oil because it is the richest source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, as well as being well-tolerated by most people and easily assimilated. She opted to mix the oil with quark because of its high levels of sulfurated protein (cottage cheese contains similar amounts, as does yogurt or skim milk). She knew from her extensive studies that this type of healthy oil requires a sulfurated protein in order for it to be utilized in the body. Specifically, when the protein combined with the oil, Dr. Budwig discovered that the flaxseed oil would actually become water soluble, meaning that it would be absorbed more easily. Taking flaxseed oil without the sulfurated protein found in quark, cottage cheese or yogurt is not inherently harmful, but in order to achieve results like Dr. Budwig a combination of the oil and protein is necessary.
Amazingly, Dr. Budwig found that after only three short months on her flaxseed oil-quark combination, cancer patients began to improve. Tumors shrunk in size, patients’ strength returned, and further blood analysis showed that the infamous greenish-yellow substance did indeed go away. Phosphatide and lipoprotein levels returned to normal, and red blood cell amounts were once again at healthy amounts. She was even able to help the patients whose doctors had told to “go home and die.” Clearly, Dr. Budwig had hit on something big in the world of cancer research!
In fact, after over 10 years of clinical research, Dr. Budwig’s combination of 2 tablespoons of organic flaxseed oil combined with one quarter cup of cottage cheese has been used successfully in Europe to treat a variety of diseases in addition to cancer, including arteriosclerosis, eczema, stomach and intestinal disorders, arthritis, and strokes.
After reading about Dr. Budwig’s numerous successes with flaxseed oil, many other scientists became interested in studying its many benefits. A great number of studies have looked at flaxseed oil’s ability to help with a variety of serious diseases and health conditions, and the results have been impressive. In fact, you would be hard pressed to come up with a reason not to supplement with flaxseed oil. You owe it to yourself and your health to at least give it a try. After all, Dr. Budwig is approaching the century mark in age and she has been eating flaxseed oil combined with quark for years! Just think of what it could do for you, your health, and your longevity!
Budwig, Dr. Johanna, Flax Oil as a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer, and Other Diseases, 1992, pages 5-59
Various internet sources
Two of the most useful books on specific “non pharmaceuticals” that have shown to be very powerful in the prevention and cure of cancer are Shane Ellison’s Over the counter Natural Cures and David Servan-Schreiber’s Anticancer–A New Way of Life. Ellison is a chemist who formerly worked in pharmaceutical cancer research and Servan-Schreiber is both an MD and PhD as well as a brain cancer survivor. Both men write about the ancient spice Tumeric (Curcumin is its potent molecule) and its effect on cancer and they write from the perspective of scientists who like proof of theories rather than mere speculation. Both men fully document their sources in their books.
Ellison (p. 153) writes, “Early in the 1900’s, the University of Texas’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, found the anticancer effects of turmeric to be “staggering”. After sprinkling a pinch of the spice on cancer cells in the lab, they found that it blocked a crucial pathway required for the development of skin cancer and other types, including prostate tumors.”
He continues, “Epidemiology has further increased the turmeric excitement with population studies showing that India, the country whose residents consume most of the world’s turmeric, has the world’s lowest prostate cancer rate–twenty-five times less than that of men within the United States.”
Ellison writes, “Further studies by the University of Wisconsin and others report that turmeric blocks a type of cancer fertilizer known as VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor). Without this growth factor, cancer cells are unale to thrive and eventually commit cell suicide. In 2001, scientists also discovered that turmeric dampens the inflammation cascade within the body, thereby stopping the proliferation of cancer in its tracks.”
Ellison cites several more studies and I recommend you get this book because it not only gives information written for laymen to understand, but it shares research on particular brands that he has tested for purity and potency (he is not a paid advocate of brands). He also says, “Tumeric may potentiate conventional chemotherapy as well as certain blood thinners.”
Finally, Ellison shares that “Big Pharma is working rigorously to design drugs that mimic the active ingredients in tumeric–the curcuminoids.” (obviously patented pharmaceuticals make big profits and spices don’t). Ellison’s nickname is “The People’s Chemist” and his website is www.peopleschemist.com
Dr. Servan-Schreiber also cites the M.D. Anderson work as well as that of other well know universities. He also adds (p. 114) “No other food ingredient has such a powerful antiinflammatory effect. The principle molecule responsible for the effect is curcumin. In the laboratory, curcumin inhibits growth in a large number of cancers: colon, prostate, lung, liver, stomach, breast, brain, and leukemia, for example. It also inhibits angiogenesis and forces cancer cells to die (through the process of cell suicide known as apoptosis). In mice, curcumin prevents the development of several types of tumors caused by chemical carcinogens. Additionally, curcumin inhibits the growth of human tumors when implanted in mice.” Dr. Servan-Schreiber also shares that combination with ginger and/or pepper aids absorption of tumeric.
Dr. Servan-Schreiber’s account of the research on tumeric treats standard medical research a little more kindly than Ellison’s but he does share that the researcher at M.D. Anderson couldn’t get anyone to listen to him until he told them he was researching a “pharmaceutical”. He also discloses how the research was far more scientifically sound than “sprinkling some spice on cancer cells in a petri dish”.
I found it fascinating that (as Servan-Schreiber shares) “Tumeric has been mentioned in medical texts in India, china, Tibet, and the Middle East for more than two thousand years. I take the brand Ellison has tested for potency and purity, Jarrow 95 Curcumin. I have a friend who takes another form because she doesn’t want capsules prepared with magnesium stearate. She’s been cancer free 5 years from aggressive pancreatic cancer. Curcumin is part of both of our lifestyles of stewarding God’s healing blessing.
No one, according to these scientists, has ever overdosed on Tumeric or Curcumin. It’s not a favorite tasting spice of mine to cook with but the capsules aren’t expensive and are easy to take.
Neither of these men discuss their faiths except that Dr. Servan-Schreiber seems to work hard to hang on to his “non-believer” self image while glimpses of faith flicker here and there. It is their scientific information this post seeks to share.
God made this ancient spice and it still heals…..check with your health care provider to see if this spice would conflict with other treatments and medicines you take….be prepared to explain because they may not be aware of this spice as medicine.