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On nutrition & cancer

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The cure for cancer will not be found under the microscope, it's on the dinner-plate.
Biochemist Paul Stitt

The food we eat is not mankind's only determining factor. The body, soul and spirit all have their functions and roles to play, their areas of influence. But the harm done by eating the wrong kind of food fats has repercussions in all realms of life, including healthy mental and spiritual functioning.
Dr. Johanna Budwig, who developed a protocol for healing cancer naturally, in "Flax Oil as a True Aid"

And what do I actually do? I give cancer patients simple, natural foods. That is all. I take sick people out of the hospital, when it is said there that they do not have more than an hour or two left to live, that the scientifically attested diagnosis is at hand and that the patient is completely moribund. In most cases I can help even these patients quickly and conclusively.
Dr. Johanna Budwig, seven-times alternative Nobel prize nominee, in "Flax Oil as a True Aid"

In a 1994 study of 121 women with breast cancer, those in more advanced stages whose breast cancer had spread to their lymph nodes showed the lowest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the breast tissue. After 31 months, the 20 women who had developed metastases had significantly lower levels of these EFAs (Essential fatty acids) than those who didn't.

Another study out of Boston University using the same type of tissue profiles that were used in the breast cancer study demonstrated that patients with coronary artery disease likewise had, low levels of EFAs.
Dr Willner, M.D., Ph.D., author of The Cancer Solution

Cancer is a disease of civilisation. It is practically unknown to the primitive races leading primitive lives. Hundreds of medical men who have practised for decades among the South African negroes have never seen a cancer case...

On the other hand, cancer is not uncommon among the South African negroes in the coast towns who for decades have lived more or less on the white man's diet... Cancer is essentially a nutritional disease. It is far more prevalent in the towns where people subsist on artificial food than in the country where men eat fresh natural food, take plenty of exercise and are less troubled with intestinal stagnation and auto-intoxication than are the sedentary inhabitants of the larger cities.

We need not abolish civilisation in order to abolish cancer. We need only reform our lives in accordance with the dictates of nature...
Sir Arbuthnot Lane, Bart., C.B., M.B.,M.S., F.R.C.S., speaking in the House of Commons

Clumping together of red blood cells is a sign of the absorption of undigested protein. In normal blood, the red cells should be round, freely movable, and unattached. That way they can make their way through the blood vessels and accomplish their number one job, which you will remember is to carry oxygen to all the cells of the body.

But the accumulation of undigested protein in the blood makes these red blood cells stick together, like stacks of coins, or like globs of motor oil. Once it gets like this, the blood tends to stay aggregated. Imagine the difficulty, then, for the blood to circulate in such a glopped-up condition.

The smallest blood vessels, through which the blood has to pass each time around, are the capillaries. But unfortunately, the diameter of a capillary is only the same as one of the red blood cells — they're supposed to circulate in single file. So what happens in a body whose red cells are all stuck together for a few years? It's not rocket science: the tissues of the body become oxygen deprived and are forced to stew in their own wastes.

Are we talking about cancer yet? We sure are. Nobel laureate Dr. Otto Warburg discovered in the 1920s what all researchers now know: most cancers cannot exist well in an oxygen-rich environment. Why is it that people don't die of cancer of the heart? Just doesn't happen. Why not? Because that's where the most highly oxygenated blood is, and cancer doesn't like oxygen.
Dr Tim O'Shea in TO THE CANCER PATIENT www.thedoctorwithin.com

In 1982, the National Research Council released a technical report, Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer, showing that diet was probably the greatest single factor in the epidemic of cancer.
Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. in Foods Can Save Your Life

Some foods, especially the kernels of certain fruits and grains, contain elements known as the nitrilosides (also known as amygdalin or vitamin B 17) says Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., biochemist and co-discoverer of Laetrile, a controversial cancer treatment (Laetrile is the proprietary name for one nitriloside).

Nitrilosides, says Dr. Krebs, are non-toxic water-soluble, accessory food factors found in abundance in the seeds of almost all fruits. They are also found in over 1,000 other plants. Wherever primitive people have been found to have exceptional health, with marked absence of malignant or degenerative disease, their diet has been shown to be high in the naturally occurring nitrilosides, Dr. Krebs maintains.

"These nitrilosides just might be to cancer what vitamin C is to scurvy, what niacin is to pellagra, what vitamin B12 and folic acid are to pernicious anemia," says Dr Krebs (Cancer News Journal, May/August, 1970).

There are other common foods (all seeds) which provide a goodly supply of this protective factor. Millet and buckwheat, both of which the Hunzakuts eat in abundance, are two. Lentils, mung beans and alfalfa, when sprouted, provide 50 times more nitriloside than does the mature plant, Dr. Krebs points out.

And the Hunzas, as you might expect, sprout all of their seeds, as well as using them in other ways. Since other essential protective elements are increased in the sprouting of such seeds, young sprouts are excellent foods which give us more life-giving values than most of us realize.

After more than twenty years of ... specialized work, I have found the nontoxic Nitrilosides — that is, Laetrile — far superior to any other known cancer treatment or preventative...
Dr. Hans Nieper, Germany
Compare Laetrile background article, Ernst Krebs lecturing on Vitamin B 17 (Laetrile/Amygdalin), Laetrile details article, The Ultimate Cancer Conspiracy: Vitamin B17 (Laetrile/Amygdalin) and the book World Without Cancer.

Moral values become attached to food, with some seen as good and some as bad ... What you think about your body, health, and illness will determine how your food is used, and how your chemistry handles fats, for instance, or carbohydrates. Your attitudes in preparing meals are highly important.

It is easier to change a man’s religion than it is to change his diet.
Margaret Mead

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Mark Twain

Man's body is a living organism, made of living cells, which require living food in order to be properly nourished and function well. When we put cooked food into our body, loaded with contaminants, the body starts to break down. It begins in the very young with colic, rashes, colds, earaches, upset stomachs, swollen glands and tonsils.

As the child grows older, their may be tooth decay, pimples, the need for eye glasses, etc. Then as we enter adult life there is arthritis, hypoglycemia, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and cancers...

Today, most people accept cooked food as the normal means of supplying the body with nutrients, not realizing that the living cells of our bodies do not take nourishment from the dead and artificial ingredients found in cooked food.

And so, after a typical meal of cooked meat, cooked potatoes, a cooked vegetable and a piece of cooked bread, followed by a cooked sugar desert, their stomach is full and they think they have satisfied the nutritional needs of their body. In reality, they have given their body practically no nourishment. And thus with a full stomach, they are slowly starving their body's cells.
"Raw Food" by Rev. George H. Malkmus

Food, by itself, has no healing power. Your body does the healing. However, raw foods and a proper environment give your body the raw materials it needs to detoxify, to create energy, and to rebuild. Your body knows how to heal itself and is always trying to heal. The instructions for self-healing, in fact, are encoded in the genes of every cell in your body....Trust the intelligence of your body and allow it to heal... Clean and detoxify your body and you will become healthy.

What doctors call a cold or an illness is simply your body working to get rid of waste. It is the effect of your body cleaning out all the unusable foods you have taken in, through overeating, consumption of poor quality foods and bad combinations. Learn and understand what detoxification is. That way you will be prepared to experience it and its tremendous benefits, physically and mentally.
Paul Nison in The Raw Life: Becoming Natural in an Unnatural World

Don't give up because you have a chronic or "so-called incurable" disease... The human body has an incredible capacity for healing and longevity. Within it is an innate intelligence more powerful than any drugs or a surgeon's knife. Fasting gives your body a well deserved vacation and the potential to repair itself. The power that made the body can heal the body. Fasting and juice therapy revamp your health from the inside out.
Shirley Lipschutz-Robinson on Therapeutic Fasting & Internal Cleansing

Enzymes are the catalyst for the hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body; they are essential for the digestion and absoption of foods as well as for the production of cellular energy. Enzymes are essential for most of the building and rebuilding that goes on constantly in our bodies.

Among the many thousands of species of creatures living on this earth, only humans & some of their domesticated animals try to live without enzymes. And only these transgressors of nature’s law are penalized with defective health. It is not surprising that dogs (and cats) have many human diseases since they are given only canned or packaged, heat treated, enzyme free food.
Edward Howell, M.D., author of Enzyme Nutrition

Our immune system, which is vital for destroying cancer cells, requires EFAs, vitamins C, B6, and A, and zinc to function, and requires an exceptionally rich nutrient supply of ALL essential nutrients for its high level of complex cellular activities. Deficiencies of EFAs and toxic, man-made synthetic drugs that interfere with essential fatty acid functions can create the conditions of fatty degeneration collectively known as cancer.
Udo Erasmus, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

The association between fats — meaning saturated, refined w6s [omega-6 fatty acids], rancid fats, processed oils, and altered fats — and cancer, (but excluding w3s [omega-3 fatty acids] and fresh, natural, unrefined oils) has long been documented. [They] interfere with oxygen use in our cells. Heat, hydrogenation, light, and oxygen produce chemically altered fat products that are toxic to our cells….These fats kill people.

Healing fats in cancer include…… w3s [omega-3s], [they] enhance oxygen use in cells, decrease tumour formation, slow tumour growth, decrease the spread of cancer cells (metastasis), and extend the patient’s survival time. Unsaturated fatty acids in fresh, unheated oils are anti-mutagenic….W9, w6, w3 are all effective. Saturated fatty acids to not have this protective ability.

Heating these oils above 150C makes them lose their protective power, and they become mutation-causing. ALL mass market oils except virgin olive oil have undergone heating during deodorization…When we use virgin olive oil or other unrefined oils for sauteeing, frying…we overheat them, destroying their protective, anti-mutagenic properties. ALL hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated products have also been overheated.
Udo Erasmus

Compared to 100 years ago, omega-3 [essential fatty acid] is down 80%, B vitamins are estimated to be down to about 50% of the daily requirement. Vitamin B6 consumption may be low as it is removed in grain milling and not replaced. Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and E have also been lost in food processing.

Minerals are depleted in a similar way. Fibre is down 75–80%. Antinutrients have increased substantially — saturated fat, 100%; cholestrol, 50%; refined sugar nearly 1000%; salt up to 500%; and funny fat isomers nearly 1,000%.
Dr Donaldo Rudin who, acc. to Robert Willner, M.D., Ph.D. (author Cancer Solution), believes the omega-3 story parallels the story of Beriberi & Pellagra. It took them 200 years to accept pellagra was a nutrient deficiency.

Nobody seemed to notice that a crime has been committed: It was the case of the missing nutrient. The nutrient was essential; it was a nutrient we human beings needed in order to stay healthy. It started to disappear from our diet about 75 years ago and now is almost gone. Only about 20% of the amount needed for human health and well-being remains.

The nutrient is a fatty acid so important and so little understood that I call it "the nutritional missing link"….Food grade linseed oil & fish oil are the best sources of this special fat — omega-3 essential fatty acid — which modern food destroys.
Donaldo Rudin, M.D. (The omega-3 Phenomenon)

Edgar Cayce’s recommendations for healing & preventing cancer
”(Q) Are there any foods that should be eliminated, and if so, suggest diet?
(A) Rather use the fruit and vegetable diet. The fats should be more from nuts than meats; for these, as we find, would be most helpful — and especially cashew nuts, almonds, filberts, and the like.” (Reading 1000-11)

”Citrus fruit juices should form the greater portion of the morning meals, as should the RAW vegetables the noon meals; while the fruits, cooked or prepared vegetables or the other activities for the system should furnish the evening meals. Nuts, especially almonds, filberts and the like, should form the greater portion of the oils or fats for the body.” (Reading 967-2)

”Hence, there should be a reduction in sugars — only taking those sugars from fruits and from the vegetables; with the fats that would be from nuts, preferably. Use rather almonds and filberts than black walnuts, English walnuts or even Brazilian nuts; though these will be helpful at times, but very small amounts of same.” (Reading 787-1)

"Those who would eat two to three almonds each day need never fear cancer." (Reading 1158-31)

"If an almond is taken each day, and kept up, you'll never have accumulations of tumors or such conditions through the body." (Reading 3180-3)

"Eat an almond each day — one almond — the body will have no more trouble or recurrence of this nature through the system." (Reading 3515-1 re breast cancer recommending almonds as part of a diet emphasizing leafy vegetables and low (or no) meat and fat)
From Edgar Cayce readings on a cancer healing diet recommended for individual patients

Absorption and organization of sunlight, the essence of life, takes place almost exclusively within the plants. The organs of the plant are therefore a kind of biological accumulation of light. These are the basis of what we call food, whence animal and human bodies derive their substance and energy. The nutritional energy may thus be termed organized sunlight energy. Hence sunlight is the driving force of the cells of our body.
Dr. Bircher-Benner

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