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Cancer prevention is not only effective (up to 70% reduction in risk), it is easy. This page contains many cancer prevention ideas that are based on a 100 year old cancer theory that has never been disproved.
Detailed Table of Contents
See the compact Table of Contents on the right for less description and faster scanning.
The Best Prevention Even conventional doctors agree that emotions are often the cause of cancer. Here is an easy and powerful way to stop this cause before it can hurt you.
Cancer Proofing People test Cantron against viruses to see if it will work on future cancer.
Easiest Prevention Take off your glasses when you are outside.
Humor Whenever You Need It The gravity of this disease not withstanding, humor has been shown to immediately reduce symptoms of a wide array of diseases.
Smokers Relax A primary cause of cancer can be eliminated without going through insanity inducing withdrawal.
Mammograms Is all that radiation necessary? Safe? No. No.
X-Rays The dangers of medical x-rays even for diagnosis are extreme.
Stop Cell Phones and Other Electromagnetic Pollution A brilliant protection device and gives you tremendous energy and balance.
Antioxidants Nothing beats Cantron and Protocel for cancer prevention.
Pesticides If they contain any organophosphates don't use them.
The Pancreas is the Key to Cancer The longest standing cancer theory has never been disproved and leads to simple cancer prevention.
The Prostate Cancer Treatment and Prevention Page* The prostate now has its own page.
Cancer Preventing Supplements An extensive list and description of common cancer preventing supplements.
Paw Paw and Graviola These are not good for cancer prevention.
Ellagic acid is a good cancer prevention for some cancers.
IP-6 a good preventative and treatment for most cancers.
Cooked Foods and Safe Cooking reduce breast cancer, cook you own food.
Irradiated foods there is some cancer risk, better to wash your food.
Wearing brassieres all day prevents lymph circulation.
Parabens found in many lotions may be dangerous.
Healthy Sun Screens sunscreens without parabens
Sunlight is the best for cancer prevention.
Vitamin D up to 70% reduction in cancer, but the pills may have a problem.
Move Outside Get into your back yard as much as possible, it might surprise you.
Vitamin C Even a little goes a long way.
X-Rays Are they safe? Nope. (This link goes to the "Mammogram" section.
When to Eat Protein Avoid meat for dinner and give your pancreas time to fight cancer.
Love as a Preventative is not as hard as you might think.
Vitamin A and the Cervix Vitamin A can reduce the instance of cervical cancer by 80%.
Vitamin A and Prostate Vitamin A can reduce the instance of prostate cancer by 40%.
Cancer Prevention Diet
For a simple cancer diet the smart people follow certain guidelines. These guidelines are based on the Trophoblast Theory of Cancer** the longest surviving theory of cancer, and never disproved. It states that cancer is the failure of the pancreas to stop the fast growing trophoblast cells used in chronic healing.
- Limit your intake of grains and high sugar foods.
- If you intend to eat high sugar foods, eat them first (yes, eat dessert first). This way the enzymes needed to fully digest the sugar will not be all used up by the time you get to your dessert. If sugar is not fully digested, it will reach the yeast in your intestines in an undigested form and cause the yeast to multiply causing or increasing candida.
- Avoid hard to digest proteins (such as meat) in the evening.
- Consider taking pancreatic enzymes.
- Stop eating processed foods
Bios Life Slim Supports the Pancreas
|The only serious pancreas supporting supplement on the market is also a cholesterol and triglycerides lowering agent. It is called Slim and is marketed as a diet plan that helps regulate blood sugar. The pancreas works too hard and produces too much insulin as shown on this video about Slim**. The video is directed towards weight loss, but you should be able to see how Slim reduces the work load on the pancreas:
Normally, insulin production by the pancreas remains high after a glucose (blood sugar) spike (see graphic on the right). Slim slows down the release of glucose preventing the spike which allows the pancreas to shut down insulin production. During insulin production shutdown, the pancreas can increase its most important function. By now, you should know what that is.
To get a 25% discount on Slim
Click here to see a summary graphic of the
Strict Cancer Diets
For a strict preventative diet, see the Cancer Diets and ph page. All diets on that page also function as a cancer prevention.
Regenerative and Cleansing Foods and Teas
|If you know a bit about Chinese medicine, you know that it can taste awful, but can work miracles where other medicines fail. The awful taste usually comes from the leaves of the herbs, but not necessarily from the compounds and enzymes that your body needs. Finally, a company, Sunrider, has figured out how to remove the most powerful healing properties of these herbs and make them into teas and foods without that terrible taste. You can have the benefits of these powerful herbs everyday.|
Sunrider makes a tea, Calli, that when drunk on a daily basis performs a gentle and continuous detox. It does this through brilliant nutrition (herbs and enzymes) that supports the body's natural detox functions. Calli is delicious hot or cold when combined with their stevia. I never liked the idea of most detoxes because as soon as you finish the detox, more toxins start to build up. I drink the Sunrider tea all day every day; it is my new water. I live in a community of healers. Every healer who has tasted this tea has the same reaction; their eyes light up and they want more. These teas and foods* are expensive, but a good discount* is available and one Calli tea bag makes 32 ounces of tea. So maybe it is not that expensive.
Nutritionally aware people eat high protein foods, especially slow digesting meat, only during breakfast and lunch. When this is strictly observed the pancreatic enzymes, used in digestion of protein, are used for only about 6 hours. This leaves 18 hours for production of pancreatic enzymes to digest cancer tissue. To learn about the theory behind cancer and pancreatic enzymes see the The Pancreas is the Key to Cancer section below.
Help Your Pancreas
Foods that contain nitrilosides which contains B17, also called Laetrile, have been removed from our diet. B17 helps your pancreas eliminate the fast growing healing cells after they have served their purpose. For more information on this process, see the the Trophoblast Theory of Cancer**. The following foods contain B17:
- Millet the grain that wheat replaced.
- Sorghum cane the sweetener that sugar cane replaced.
- Mong beans used to make noodles (bean thread) you can purchase them in Asian food stores.
- Linseed (Flaxseed)
Reduce Your Immune System Load with Xylitol
Smart cancer patients are always finding ways to reduce the load on their immune system. Some brush their teeth with tooth paste that contains xylitol. Xylitol is a sweetener made from wood products. It fools bacteria into thinking it is real sugar, they take it up, and it kills them, particularly the bacteria that produce tooth decay. Xylitol also knocks out candida.
Studies show that xylitol gum given to third world children cause tooth decay to plummet in that group vs the children not given that gum to chew. Even 10 years later, the children given the xylitol gum for a period of time have less tooth decay than the control population.
Can't Stop Eating?
There is a substance in many processed foods that appears to be a natural sweetener, High Fructose Corn syrup. It is not natural although the chemical process used to manufacture it does start with corn. It is the most clever product of the food industry because it blocks the process in most people's body that feels them that they are satisfied for food. There is a certain type of body chemistry for which High Fructose Corn Syrup does not have this effect. These people are almost always slender. So, if you are very hungry and eat something that contains High Fructose Corn Syrup, no matter how much you eat of any food, you will not feel satisfied and you will over eat.
A high-protein diet including animal protein and animal fat helps your body rebuild as it removes tumor mass. The only food that contains a complete protein is meat. If you object to eating meat, you can eat eggs, but avoid soy beans. The high level of phytic acid they contain prevents the body from absorbing minerals. This results in degraded nutrition. A cancer patient must have the best nutrition in order to support the body's anti-cancer functions.
Foods to Purchase Organic
Some fruits and vegetables have a much higher level of chemical residue than others. These are the best foods to purchase organic. In order of the highest residue of chemicals first:
Peaches (the most pesticide infused food)
Also in need of organic but not as much: carrots, green beans, cucumbers, raspberries, domestic grapes, and oranges.
Stop Eating Processed Foods
Myung-Haing Cho, D.V.M., Ph.D., and his colleagues studied mice with lung cancer tumors for four weeks. The rodents were randomly assigned to eat a diet of either 0.5 or 1.0 percent phosphate, a range roughly equivalent to what's found in most modern human diets that contain processed foods. At the end of the study period, the animals' lung tissues were analyzed to see what effects the inorganic phosphates had on tumors.
"Our results clearly demonstrated that the diet higher in inorganic phosphates caused an increase in the size of the tumors and stimulated growth of the tumors," Dr. Cho said in a statement to the press. "Our study indicates that increased intake of inorganic phosphates strongly stimulates lung cancer development in mice, and suggests that dietary regulation of inorganic phosphates may be critical for lung cancer treatment as well as prevention."
Candida is excess yeast in the intestines. Some people who have candida have no symptoms, but it can reduce your energy, make you ache and want to do nothing but go to bed. There are some people who believe that all cancer patients have candida. Almost all general stool lab tests test for candida, but doctors are reluctant to even look at these results because candida is most often caused by taking antibiotics. Yes, in other words doctors cause candida so expect a bad attitude if you mention candida to a doctor. The way to prevent candida if a persons elects to take antibiotics, is to take probiotics at the same time. Probiotics contain the other things that live in your intestines. A supplement that many people have used successfully for Candida is Candex. Drink lots of water after taking Candex to ease stomach impact.
This web page has simple and complex candida testing:
Sweeteners table that includes the Candida effects of various sweeteners:
The Best Prevention
Even conventional doctors agree that emotional damage often results in cancer. Even simple anger if habitual can cause cancer and many other diseases. Why not learn how to remove the damage of negative emotions before they cause disease?
Emotional Freedom Techniques
If emotions are the most common cancer cause, EFT is the best preventative.
Prove the Emotional Freedom Techniques this way:
- Focus on the negative feeling.
- Ask yourself, “How do I feel about the traffic on the way home or whatever the negative emotional issue.
- When you have located this feeling and truly feel its intensity, give it a number from 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst possible feeling.
- Record the number.
- Perform the Emotional Freedom Techniques.
- Repeat steps one to three. Feel the difference?
Although both Cantron and Protocel have the same ingredients and can be used for cancer proofing, the Cantron manufacturer refunds your money even if you use the majority of the bottle and Protocel will not refund your money if the bottle is even open. Therefore, "Cantron" is used in this section even though using "Cantron or Protocel" would be just as valid.
How Cantron Starves Viruses and Cancer Cells
Cantron works by reducing the ATP energy (adenosine triphosphate) in each cell of your body. However, Cantron can only accomplish this in about half the people who use Cantron properly*. This ATP energy reduction has the effect of preventing cancer cells and viruses from getting energy (food) needed to survive. The viruses that have shown susceptibility to this reduction are: cold, flu, herpes and AIDS viruses.
* A study performed by this webmaster showed that 30% of the people using Cantron used it incorrectly. The most common mistake is that people took pills which contained vitamin C. For a list of vitamins and supplements that should not be taken with Cantron, see the "Compatibility" section of the Cantron page.
How to Cancer Proof
If Cantron works against a person's viruses, it stands to reason that it will work against cancer cells in that person's body. Cantron works for about half the people who use it correctly. People who want to find out if Cantron will work on their viruses:
- Carefully read the Cancell Protocols for Viruses* page before going to the Ordering* page for contacting the Cantron manufacturer.
- Order the small (8 ounce) size of Cantron.
- When they suspect a cold or flu is coming, they start taking Cantron, and follow the instructions in the Dosage and Ease of Use* section of the Cantron page.
If Cantron greatly reduces your virus symptoms and reduces the length of time they persist, Cantron (or Protocel) is likely to work on cancer in your body.
When some people discover they have a virus coming on, they take one dose of Cantron and go to bed. For people with less strong immune systems, Cantron may need to be taken for about three days although a reduction in symptoms should be observed within a few hours of the first dose.
The small size of Cantron costs about $60. That is a bit of money, but a family of four is likely to have two people who will discover a general viral treatment and a safe cancer treatment. All four will have a powerful antioxidant for daily use. Cantron is now available in pill form, $99 for 180 capsules, one dose is one capsule.
Cantron for Prevention
Cantron can be taken once or twice a day as a conventional antioxidant. However, when taken this way it will not have its usual anti-cancer or anti-viral action; it will simply act as a powerful antioxidant.
The easiest thing to help prevent cancer is to take off your glasses (sunglasses, prescription glasses, contacts) and wear a hat when you are outside. This is based on the most effective cancer treatment ever tested, sunlight. If you are concerned about UV damage, just keep direct sunlight out of your eyes, wear a hat. Sunglasses are only needed for driving, snow fields, and when on the water. See the Sunlight section for more information.
Smokers Rejoice with Electronic Cigarettes you Save Your Life and $$$
If you have been unable to quit tobacco, relax. You can still eliminate this number one cause of cancer from your life. The tar in cigarettes causes cancer not the nicotine. The following method of "smoking" induces no known carcinogens into your body or the environment. It is more satisfying than nicotine gum whose effect is too gradual because the transfer area (your tongue) is much smaller and slower than your lungs.
The InLife rechargeable cigarette device allows you to puff away in your office even in restaurants without imposing on others. You exhale water vapor. Puff away without that after-smoking cotton mouth or lingering cigarette smell. Comes in three flavors: regular, menthol, and cherry and four nicotine levels.
Requires a small cartridge which lasts about as long as a pack of cigarettes and costs about $1 less (30% volume discount also available). In August 09, a new size was introduced, a 4-pack of 8 cartridge packs for the low price of $80.
Read about a man who did everything right including switching to electronic cigarettes and had a remission in two weeks*.
To eliminate the tobacco causing cancer risk go to this review web site **.
All Smart Smokers Take Vitamin A
Elevated level of Vitamin A has demonstrated a three fold reduction in the instance of lung cancer. You would have to eat a truck load of carrots to get this reduction, but supplemental vitamin A is easily available and reasonably priced. See also B6 and Methionine.
This section presents evidence concerning the dangers and short comings of mammograms and presents a couple of alternatives for breast cancer detection.
Dr. John Gofman, M.D., Ph. D. who was the biomedical director and associate director of the Atomic Energy Commission's Livermore National Laboratory and is now Professor Emeritus, Molecular and Cell Biology, at the University of California, Berkeley and is also on the faculty at the University of California Medical School at San Francisco (UCSF), has written an extensive study** to support his hypothesis that medical radiation is probably the principal cause of cancer mortality in the United States.
I would like to thank Dianne Jacobs Thompson of Truth Quest for bringing this information to my attention.
Mammograms are known to be good at finding slow-growing cancers and pre-cancerous lesions that may never develop into dangerous cancers. The truly dangerous breast cancers are the faster-growing tumors and these tumors are the ones that mammography typically fails to find.
Prof. Samuel Epstein, MD, of the University of Illinois pointed out:
"Even assuming that high quality screening of a population of women between the ages of 50 and 69 would reduce breast cancer mortality by up to 25 percent, yielding a reduced relative risk of 0.75, the chances of any individual woman benefiting are remote. For women in this age group, about 4 percent are likely to develop breast cancer annually, about one in four of whom, or 1 percent overall, will die from this disease. Thus, the 0.75 relative risk applies to this 1 percent, so 99.75 percent of the women screened are unlikely to benefit" (Epstein 2001).
The classic supplements for healing from radiation are chlorella and blue-green algae (or spirulina). Taking 45 minute baths in baking soda impregnated water also reduces the effects of radiation. To download the bible on recovering from radiation,"How To Detoxify Radiation And Radioactivity From Your Body" click here. This book addresses acute radiation sickness (ARS) and makes these statements:
The medical community says that people exposed to radiation will succumb to acute radiation sickness only if:
- The radiation dose was high (doses from medical procedures such as chest X-rays are too low to cause ARS; however, doses from radiation therapy to treat cancer may be high enough to cause some ARS symptoms).
- The radiation was penetrating (that is, able to reach internal organs).
- The person's entire body, or most of it, received the dose.
- The radiation was received in a short time, usually within minutes.
- They use X-rays constantly and excessively.
- They have no substitute to help with diagnosis except MRIs which are limited in details. Substitutes exist in alternative medicine such as the new type of Biofeedback machines*.
- Conventional medical diagnosis needs help when it comes to diagnosis because misdiagnosis runs as high as 50%.
The medical community is sensitive to this problem and is now calling X-rays by different names such as CAT-scan and PET-scan all of which are intense X-ray procedures.
Better/Safer Testing - Thermograms
DITI, or digital infrared thermal imaging, also called a thermogram, is a safe diagnostic test that measures changes in skin surface temperature. An infrared scanning camera detects skin surface temperatures and shows them on a color monitor. In healthy people, there is a symmetrical skin pattern. Breast cancer appears as an irregular pattern.
DITI has been used in human medicine for the past 20 years. Recent break-troughs in PC-based designed has allowed more practitioners to be able to afford the equipment. Most Naturopaths in your area will be aware of this type of testing. Some have thermogram practitioners come to their offices on a periodic basis.
Here is a well presented web site on the subject, written by Carol Conti who performed mammography for 36 years and now does Thermal Imaging.
See also AMAS For Early Detection under the Safer Tests subsection of the Home page.
As of March 2010 there is on one practitioner in Arizona, Carol Conti**, who operates a High Definition Thermal Camera (temperature variation is 0.001 degree Centigrade, 320x240 pixel = 76,800 pixels). She operates from these two clinics:
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging at Breakthrough Medicine 905 Cove Parkway, Suite 101
(928) 649-6018 or Email
Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, AZ, 86351
Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging at Sedona Integrative Medical Clinic, Castle Rock Plaza, 6486 Hwy 179, Suite 113
(928) 649-6018 or Email
More locations to come.
Low Level X-Ray Mammograms
New digital imaging has allowed clinics to reduce the amount of radiation by 80% for mammograms. A number of clinics are offering Digital Mammograms such as SimonMed Imaging serving these areas in Arizona: Avondale, Sun City West, Glendale, Central Phoenix, Desert Ridge, Scottsdale, Fiesta Mall, East Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert. However, digital imaging has produced more false positives than film mammograms. It seem that thermograms followed by an ultrasound, if so indicated, is the safest and most reliable testing method.
Digital image machines made by companies like GE (models 2000D, 2000DS, or the Senographe) are becoming available around the country.
Stop Cell Phones and Other Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) Pollution
I did not realize the effect of EMF pollution on me until I purchased an AN-5CV2b, small house neutralizer, $140. I put it under my desk. This location is the most distant point from my bed. The very first night, I slept straight through without getting up to urinate. I had not done that in years. The effect continues.
Sleep, the Kidneys and Healing
The best healing mode, other than an a trance, is deep sleep. During deep sleep, your kidneys produce little urine (med.harvard.edu** search for kidney). If you are waking in the middle of the night to urinate, you are not sleeping deeply and you are missing a lot of the healing you might need.
Protect your entire house
This section has been moved to the The Best EMF Protection* page.
This section has been moved to the EMF Protection page.
This section has been moved to the EMF Protection page.
Even the FDA has agreed that antioxidants act as cancer preventatives. Cantron and Protocel are among the most powerful antioxidants ever tested so they can be used as a preventative. When taking them as a preventative, a reduced schedule can be used and a person does not have to avoid all the things that interfere with Cantron or Protocel.
Pesticides in the Home
The pesticides diethylthiophosphate (DETP) and diethyldithiophosphate (DEDTP) were found to produce a 200% increase in the instance of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Consider using clever pesticides such as Diatomaceous Earth. To keep pests outside in dry areas, allow an outside faucet (hose bib) to very slowly drip. The best way to do that is to:
- Install a "Y" that has a valve on each of the two outputs.
- Adjust one of the outputs to very slowly drip.
- Only use the other output for your other outdoor water needs.
The Pancreas is the Key to Cancer
To better understand cancer, go to the Trophoblast Theory of Cancer* web site. This theory has never been disproved and leads to simple cancer prevention. In a nut shell, the pancreas plays a critical role in the treatment of healing of chronic injury such as the long term damage due to smoking or toxins. Cancer first appeared when our diet started to include sugar and increased carbohydrates. The connection is the pancreas and its duel roles:
- Balance the blood sugar levels which have been greatly increased due to increased carbohydrates and sugar.
- Produce the compounds that destroy the fast growing healing cells used in chronic healing.
When the pancreas is over stressed and undernourished it can't keep up with its job of destroying the fast growing healing cells. When these fast growing cells get out of control, the result is a tumor.
Smart cancer patients help their pancreas by taking pancreatic enzymes such as Wobenzym. Most people purchase Wobenzym N on the web from iwobenzym.com** (best price by far and free shipping for orders over $89)
You can also purchase Wobenzym N from Web Vitamins**.
Many people take just three pills a day for cancer prevention.
This section regarding conventional and alternative prostate treatment and prevention including the green laser, curcumin, and beta sitosterol has been moved to:
The following seven subsections describe supplements that people are successfully using as preventatives. The list does not include vitamin D3. and vitamin C both of which have their own sections on this web page.
Curcumin to Prevent Everything
Curcumin has been used as a preventative for:
It is also used to prevent and treat inflammatory. It has been as a topical anti-cancer paste. Available in many dosage sizes including 60 capsules of 800 mg each from Life Extension for $16.
This is a safe heavy metal detox that may have other anti-cancer properties. Heavy metals can cause the chronic healing sites that cause cancer so it becomes important for everyone to assure themselves that they don’t have excessive heavy metal present in their body. Things do get complicated since heavy metal testing is more expensive than Zeolite. Some people who decide to use Cantron or Protocel forgo the test for these reasons:
- The test can take more than a week.
- They can obtain Zeolite at most health food stores
- It is suspected that Zeolite interferes with Cantron and Protocel so taking it while they wait for the Cantron or Protocel seems like a timely way to proceed.
Best price: http://zeoliteliquid.com/orderonline.htm**
Magnesium and Colon Cancer
Researchers from Japans National Cancer Center in Tokyo have found that an increased intake of magnesium reduces a mans risk of colon cancer by over 50 per cent. Men with the highest average intakes of magnesium (at least 327 mg/day) were associated with a 52 per cent lower risk of colon cancer, compared to men who consumed the lowest average intakes. Published in the Journal of Nutrition the research studied 87,117 people with an average age of 57 and followed for about eight years. Dietary intakes were assessed using a food frequency questionnaire. Average intakes of magnesium for men and women were 284 and 279 milligrams per day.
From: “High dietary intake of magnesium may decrease risk of colorectal cancer in Japanese men” Volume 140, Pages 779-785 Authors: E. Ma, S. Sasazuki, M. Inoue, M. Iwasaki, N. Sawada, R. Takachi, S. Tsugane, Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study Group
Paw Paw and Graviola are not good cancer preventatives since, if there are no cancer cells or parasites that Paw Paw or Graviola can work on, they may target some other high ATP energy cells which are functioning properly.
Ellagic acid is being used by smart people as a preventative for these cancers:
For dosage, see the Dosage and Ease of Use section of the Ellagic Acid page.
Other Preventatives from the Comparison Table
|Cesium chloride with potassium is being used as a general preventative as is laetrile. All together, that makes five alternative cancer treatments that act to prevent cancer. Which one will work best with your unique body chemistry? Once again, the only way to tell is to test each on your body. A quick way to do this is to use the Alternative Cancer Test Kit. With the Test Kit you can energetically test $800 worth of treatments for only $48. For more information, click the Test Kit.|
For dosage information, see the Comparison table. All the numbers under the "Ease of Use" column link to sections containing dosage information.
IP6 sometimes written IP-6, is also known as inositol hexophosphate or phytic acid. is usually extracted from rice bran although it exists in a number of plants. IP6 removes iron from cancer cells. This deprives cancer cells of their growth factor. IP6 does not remove iron from red blood cells. IP6 removes excessive copper which tumors use to build new blood supplies. It also removes mercury, cadmium, and lead. It does not remove beneficial minerals such as potassium and magnesium. There have been many studies that conclusively prove IP6 is an cancer fighting agent. People who suspect that they have a heavy metal problem often take IP-6, but the smart folks are getting hair mineral analysis* to determine their heavy metal load.
Toxicity studies have shown that a daily dose of 9000 mg of IP-6 for 3 years did not produce harmful side effects. Click here to view a Google Shopping* comparison of 800 mg pills.
It is suspected that IP-6 conflicts with Cantron, Paw Paw and Protocel due to its possible ATP increasing action.
Ginkgo Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk
Daniel William Cramer, MD, ScD, and a professor of obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, Boston presented the results of a study of 1,389 women at an American Association for Cancer Research meeting. Which showed that the recommended dose of Ginkgo taken for six months reduced the risk of ovarian cancer by at least 60%. Ginkgo also has well know benefits for mental processes.
Warning: Ginkgo may interact with blood thinners such as aspirin and warfarin.
Based on a study by reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Paul Brennan, Ph.D.of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, ran a study that concluded that B6 in conjunction with Methionine produced a reduction of at least 50 percent of the risk of developing lung cancer
Cooked Foods Increase Cancer in Women - Acrylamide
A 2007 Dutch study, the Cohort Study involving 120,000 people found that acrylamide, a chemical caused by frying, baking, roasting, or grilling can double the chances of women getting ovarian and womb cancer. Even potato chips which appear to be only lightly cooked contain significant amounts of acrylamide. Foods that are cooked less contain less acrylamide. Cutting the crust of of bread reduces the number of carbos and acrylamide. Home-cooked meals contain much lower amounts of the acrylamide than processed products, fast food, or restaurant food.
Safe Cooker - Solar Oven
The Solar Oven Society** is a not-for-profit organization. Every solar oven purchased in the USA helps offset the cost of sending solar ovens to Third World countries where the need for solar cooking is so great. Solar cooking is:
Click here to purchase the oven for $150 including shipping** (free shipping is significant, only companies that rarely get a return include shipping in the cost because they must refund shipping as well as the product cost).
This is an excellent article** that explains the cancer risk, slight although present and a better alternative: washing your food
Wearing Brassieres for Extended Periods
An extensive study of over 4700 women (2056 previously diagnosed with breast cancer, 2674 never diagnosed with breast cancer) was run by authors Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer that indicated a positive correlation between breast cancer and the length of time that women wore bras per day.
Those who wore a bra all day long (defined in the study as any period more than 12 hours) had statistically 21 times greater risk of breast cancer than those who only wore a bra for only part of the day (defined in the study as any period up to 12 hours). Women who wore their bras all day and night (essentially 24 hours per day) had a 5 times greater chance of developing breast cancer than those who wore it all day-long.
The study conjectured that wearing a bra may constrict the flow of lymph fluid in the breast, which then causes the higher risk of breast cancer. Lymph fluid is the natural watery fluid which surrounds and bathes cells in body tissues. Lymph fluid carries disease-fighting cells and helps remove accumulated toxins, some of which may be carcinogenic (cancer-causing). The impaired flow of lymph fluid is thought to allow toxins to build up, thus causing breast tissue cells to be exposed to higher concentrations of cancer-causing toxins for longer periods of time. The study suggested that women wear their bras for fewer hours, thus giving their breasts time to "recover" and also not wearing bras that feel constrictive or tight.
For more details on the study, conducted by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, see their book Dressed to Kill, (Avery Publishing Group, New York, 1995). ISBN 0-89529-664-0. Available from The Naturist Society, P.O. Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54902, Tel. 414-426-5009.
Lotions Potions and Parabens
Parabens are preservatives that are found in most body lotions, deodorants, and shampoos. In 2004 the University of Reading tested 20 human breast tumors for the presence of parabens. They found parabens in every tumor. Apparently parabens had seeped into breast tissue after being applied to the skin in the form of lotions or deodorants. The reason this is significant is that parabens are able to mimic the action of the female hormone estrogen. Although more research is needed it seems prudent to reduce your exposure to parabens. Also 1,4-Dioxane, a by-product of short cut manufacturing, is considered a chemical known to cause cancer. The following are parabens and 1,4-Dioxane free brands of lotion: Aubrey Organics, Dr. Hauschka, Nourish Food for Your Healthy Skin, EO, Avalon Organics, Burt's Bees, Desert Essence, and Zia.
Cars and Cancer
Car interior parts emit Benzene, a cancer causing toxin that poisons your bones, causes anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure may cause Leukemia, miscarriages and affects your kidney and liver. What's worse, it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this from your body. Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft.. A car parked indoors with windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene. If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level. People who get into the car, keeping windows closed will inevitably inhale, in quick succession, excessive amounts of Benzene.
- Keep your windows cracked when parked outside. When you return to your car, open the passenger door, walk around the car and open the driver door, slowly walk back to the passenger door and close it. Get in after a moment and quickly open the windows. If any other drivers see you doing this, they are sure to give you a lot of room on the road. Keep this in mind: air molecules move between 200 and 300 miles per hour but they do not travel very far before they knock into another molecule and have their direction changed.
- Check your homeowners theft insurance or renters insurance. Most cover valuables in your car.
- Open your windows when parked in your garage.
Years ago, florescent lights were terrible, not only was the light spectrum a health risk, but the electromagnet leakage was horrendous. Modern fluorescent light (the ones with with a natural daylight spectrum) and are much better than incandescent (standard) light bulbs. Still, the EMF leakage is something to correct. That is why a EMF neutralizer* is so important.
Initially, daylight florescent bulbs were very expensive, but, as the Home Depot display below shows, daylight bulbs are now about $1 each when on sale. The only drawback to these bulbs is the electromagnet discharge from the florescent circuitry. This is only a small amount of electromagnet pollution compared to some others, but it adds up. We cannot really escape this type of pollution unless we live in a Faraday cage and avoid all wireless devices. The simplest way to protect yourself and get a good nights rest is to purchase EMF Protection.
In the 15 June 2005 issue of Cancer Research , the researchers, at Northern California Cancer Center found that men with high sun exposure had half the risk of prostate cancer than did men with low sun exposure.
From the Vitamin D Council web site: "Most people know about Vitamin D3 and calcium absorption. However, few are aware of the recent research on Vitamin D3 and the widening range of therapeutic applications available for Vitamin D3, which can be classified as both a vitamin and a pro-hormone." After reading the amazing preventative rates of Vitamin D3, look at the information below regarding sitting in the sun or taking Vitamin D3 pills. There is a big difference.
Vitamin D3 Cancer Prevention Rates
With the discovery of Vitamin D receptors in tissues other than the gut and bone-especially the brain, breast, prostate, and lymphocytes-and the recent research suggesting that higher vitamin D levels provide protection from diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, depression, several autoimmune diseases, and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon, we can now utilize vitamin D for a wider range of preventive and therapeutic applications to maintain and improve health. Reference: Holick MF. Vitamin D: importance in the prevention of cancers, type 1 diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004;79(3):362-71.
Breast Cancer Reduced 50%
Based on the 1,760 records of individuals and combining the results of multiple studies vitamin D reduces the risk of breast cancer 50%. This study was published in February 2007 by the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego. Read the full article on the UCSD News Center. This article even established a dosage, "The serum level associated with a 50 percent reduction in risk could be maintained by taking 2,000 international units of Vitamin D3 daily plus, when the weather permits, spending 20 minutes a day in the sun."
If you want to stop tumors from growing, remember to take off your glasses when sitting in the sun. This is based on the study reported in the Sunlight section above.
Colon Cancer Reduced 66%
On the same study as above, the instance of colon was reduced by 66%.
60% Reduction of All Cancers
Starting in 2000 Creighton University in Nebraska ran a four year study of 1179 women 55 years or older. Participants received 1500 mg of calcium and 1100 IU of vitamin D3 or placebos. The group receiving the real calcium and Vitamin D3 had 60% less incidence of all types of cancer. More details can be found in this Canadian online news service*.
Prostate Cancer PSA Numbers Lowered
In some cases of prostate cancer, Vitamin D3 has reduced PSA numbers. [Nutrition Cancer 51:32-6, 2005]
Vitamin D3 Pills Disadvantage
If you don't get any sun on your skin you would most likely need to take 5,000 IU per day of Vitamin D3 in pill form. There is some concern over the difficulty of detecting supplemental (Pill) over-dose. Excessive oral Vitamin D3 can cause:
- Kidney failure
- Calcification of arteries
- Weight loss
- Weakness in the muscles
- Poor appetite
- Mental confusion
- Abnormalities in heart rhythms*
* Due to an increase of calcium in the blood.
It can take months to recover from excess vitamin D. Consider testing.
Testing Your Vitamin D Level
Healthy vitamin D blood levels are between 50-80 ng/ml. The only reliable blood test to determine your vitamin D level is the 25-hydroxy-vitamin D test (also called a 25(OH)D test). The 1,25-di-hydroxy-vitamin D test is not considered accurate by the Vitamin D Council**.
In a Jan. 27, 2008 article in Science Daily titled, Vitamin D Deficiency Study Raises New Questions About Disease And Supplements** Trevor Marshall, Ph.D., professor at Australia’s Murdoch University School of Biological Medicine and Biotechnology claimed to have found that nominal doses of ingested vitamin D can suppress the proper operation of the immune system. However, there is no study or lab work to support this statement. Narshall simply wrote an essay which was made to sound like real research by Science Daily. You can read a reply to Marshall's writing by John Cannell, MD, of The Vitamin D Council.
Ordering Vitamin D
Now that you are forewarned, you can see a Google list of 2000 ui** and 5000 ui** vitamin D pills. Do not miss something I call easy vitamin D, Emulsi-D3 Liquid 1oz by Designs for Health**, one drop contains 2,000 IU (there are 800 drops in one $22 ounce). It tastes good and can be taken with or without food. Most vitamin D should be taken with food but some comes with enough oil to be taken separately.
It only takes 10 to 15 minutes of of sunlight exposure (on both front and back) to get a good dose of vitamin D3, but you can ruin your benefit. D3 is first produced in the oil of the skin. If you shower right after sunbathing, you will wash it all off. It takes about three hours to be absorbed into the body.
The federal daily recommended dose of 400 UI of vitamin D3 has been strongly criticized as being ridiculously low. Based on the above studies, it surely is.
If You Are Going to Get Too Much Sunlight
Most sun screens are toxic. For the best in sun screens, go the the Healthy Sun Screens section. Better than any of those is to purchase clothing and hats designed to block sun.
From the February 2006 Newsletter of the Vitamin D Council**.
A large, multi-center European study, involving 1200 people, "found no association between melanoma and risk factors related to UV exposure such as sunbed use, sunbathing, or number of weeks of holidays in sunny areas." In fact, the authors found sunbed use was associated with a small decreased risk for melanoma! They also found that sun bathing and sunburns were not associated with melanoma. Fair skin and the number of moles were the major risk factor for melanoma, not sunshine. They even found some evidence of decreasing risk with increasing sunbed use, concluding "The observed decrease in risk (of melanoma) with increasing use (of sunbeds) suggest either a protective effect or could be explained by recall bias with cases under reporting their true exposure."
Eur J Cancer. 2005 Sep;41(14):2141-9
A single, twenty-minute full body (one side) exposure to summer sun will trigger the delivery of 20,000 units of vitamin D into the circulation of most people within 48 hours. The body's delivery of twenty thousand units is the single most important fact about vitamin D. Compare that to the 100 units you get from a glass of milk, or the 400 units the U.S. government recommend as "Adequate daily Intake."
The body is smarter than we give it credit. When we have obtained enough vitamin D, the pigment in our skin kicks in and we start to tan thus reducing additional absorption. You could use your tan as an indication of your vitamin D level. Even a slight tan indicates you are developing a good level of vitamin D, but it is no substitute for a lab test.
When the body received enough sunlight to produce optimal vitamin D, a tan begins. The tan can be just slightly darker than the persons normal color. If the tan appears on about 70% of the body, you can be assured that the body is producing enough vitamin D, but it must be maintained. If the tan starts to fad, insufficient sun is being received. On black people it takes longer because the natural pigment in their skin blocks sunlight. On olive skin people slightly longer.
In Oregon Approximate Times for Sun Exposure
In the state of Oregon during the summer, I estimate that the proper exposure could be obtained from 30 minutes on the front and 30 minutes on the back receiving direct sunlight twice a week. This is based on avoiding direct sunlight between 10 AM and 3 PM. Winter sunlight would require twice the exposure with even noon sunlight being acceptable.
In Arizona Approximate Times for Sun Exposure
In the state of Arizona during the summer, I estimate that the proper exposure could be obtained from 15 minutes on the front and 15 minutes on the back receiving direct sunlight twice a week. This is based on avoiding direct sunlight between 10 AM and 3 PM. Winter sunlight would require twice the exposure avoiding direct sunlight between 11 AM and 2 PM.
If you are unable to get into the sun or obtain an Ultraviolet lamp, supplements are available, but as the above Update Added Feb 2008 implies, supplemental vitamin D may have problems. We now realize that the Food and Nutrition Board's previously defined Upper Limit (UL) for safe intake at 2,000 IU/day was set far too low and that the physiologic requirement for vitamin D in adults may be as high as 5,000 IU/day, which is less than half of the greater than 10,000 IU that the body can produce each day with full-body sun exposure*. The small vitamin D pills are very reasonable. 2000 UI pills costs $5 for 120 pills (two months) or 4 cents per day. 5000 UI costs $22 for 250 pills (four months) 9 cents per day.
* References: Vieth R. Vitamin D supplementation, 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations, and safety. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69(5):842-56. And: Heaney RP, Davies KM, Chen TC, Holick MF, Barger-Lux MJ. Human serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol response to extended oral dosing with cholecalciferol. Am J Clin Nutr.2003;77(1):204-10.
Good for Your Heart
A review published in the December 9, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, "Vitamin D Deficiency: An important, common, and easily treatable cardiovascular risk factor?" Lee et al. J Am Coll Cardiol.2008, describes the involvement of deficient vitamin D levels in common risk factors for cardiovascular disease (including high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity) and in cardiovascular events. Vitamin D deficiency is estimated to affect up to half of all adults and 30 percent of children in the United States.
If You Can't Get into Sunlight
Ultraviolet lamps will stimulate your body's vitamin D production when you can't get into the sun. Make sure you purchase a high quality lamp to insure the proper light spectrum. High quality lamp cost about $200.
One supplier Summer Tan has excellent customer service and high quality ultraviolet lamps. This table top model comes with protective glasses and free shipping for $215. Only shipped to the US and Canada.
Del Sol Table Top Model
You can order this lamp on this page (click "Add to Cart" at the bottom or the page).
When the Albert Schweizer clinic on the West Coast of Africa first opened, they found almost no cases of cancer. However, after a few years and suddenly, cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases appeared at an alarming rate. It happened right after sunglasses were introduced. Overnight, sunglasses became a status symbol and had a higher bartering value than beads and other trinkets. All the natives were wearing sunglasses. For more proof visit the
Healthy Sun Screens
The best sunscreen is a hat with a brim. Our faces and arms get the most sunlight and is the site of most skin cancer. Wearing a hat and long-sleeve shirts is a much better sun protection than most sun screens.
Generally, the lower the SPF the more healthy the sun screen. The most healthy sun screens:
- Alba Botanica Dry Tanning Oil SPF 4, contains certified organic coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E 100% vegetarian ingredients. Paraben free. EU Cosmetics Directive Compliant. Vegan. Coconut oil (one of the ingredients) is extremely healthy for the body. This oil absorbs deeply into the body for a wide range of benefits. Available from Vitacost.com**.
- Juice Beauty SPF 20 Mineral Medium Moisturizer - 2 oz. Expensive, about $30. A full spectrum SPF 20 sun protection with certified organic white grape and pomegranate juices, vitamin antioxidants. Active ingredient: titanium dioxide 6.6% inactive Ingredients: juices of pyrus malus (apple) juice,* vitis vinifera (white grape) juice,* punica granatum (pomegranate) juice* & aloe barbadensis leaf juice,* cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract,* camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract,* glycerin, glyceryl stearate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid, phospholipids, panthenol (vitamin B5), allantoin, cera alba (beeswax),* magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C), mica & iron oxides (mineral tints), benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, limonene, linalool, farnesol, geraniol, eugenol, citrus aurantium (petitgrain), cinnamomum camphora (ho wood) & citrus reticulata (mandarin) pure essential oils. Available from Astonishing Skin Care**.
- Solar Rx is a gluten-free broad spectrum (UVA & UVB ) SPF 30 sunblock with Nano Zinc-Oxide to avoid the white look. Clean green vegan and chemical free. Ingredients: Nano Zinc-Oxide 16%, Shea Butter 10%, Avocado Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Black Cumin Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Wax, Rosemary extract. Can be purchased at a reasonable price from celiac.com**.
The moving outside section has been given its own page:
One of the things that make us feel good outside is the lack of straight lines. Nature only allows straight lines for things like tree trunks. It is hard to argue with a tree.
You will notice that breaking up straight lines anywhere in your environment will make you feel better. The most powerful straight lines inside our homes are the lines around our windows. The best things to break these up with are green leaves. This has the added effect of pulling the outside in. If you don’t have the plants or the green thumb for the job, don’t turn your nose up at plastic vines, they will break up the straight lines just fine. Your health is worth a little plastic. I have had some fabric flower vines hanging on the trellis in front of my house for three years and they have held up very well against the Arizona sun.
I was working with a client who was in the process of building a new house for his wife and himself. I suggested quater-round moldings for all the corners of all his rooms.
Vitamin C as a Preventative
A number of studies have shown that higher intakes of vitamin C are associated with decreased incidence of cancers of the mouth, throat and vocal chords, esophagus, stomach, colon-rectum, and lung. One large study of 870 men over a period of 25 years found that those who consumed more than 83 mg of vitamin C daily had a 64% reduction in lung cancer compared with those who consumed less than 63 mg per day. From Micronutrients in Relation to Carcinogenesis by Kromhout D. Essential. Am J Clin Nutr. 1987;45(5 Suppl):1361-1367)
Two recent studies found dietary vitamin C intake to be inversely associated with breast cancer risk in certain subgroups. In the Nurses' Health Study, premenopausal women with a family history of breast cancer who consumed an average of 205 mg/day of vitamin C from foods had a 63% lower risk of breast cancer than those who consumed an average of 70 mg/day (Zhang S, Hunter DJ, Forman MR, et al. Dietary carotenoids and vitamins A, C, and E and risk of breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999;91(6):547-556.). In the Swedish Mammography Cohort, women who were overweight and consumed an average of 110 mg/day of vitamin C had a 39% lower risk of breast cancer compared to overweight women who consumed an average of 31 mg/day (Michels KB, Holmberg L, Bergkvist L, Ljung H, Bruce A, Wolk A. Dietary antioxidant vitamins, retinol, and breast cancer incidence in a cohort of Swedish women. Int J Cancer. 2001;91(4):563-567.).
What Type of Vitamin C?
There are three types of vitamin C that are commonly available:
- Ascorbic acid Totally synthetic but recommended by everyone even Linus Pauling. However, I prefer to use supplements as found in nature.
- Natural Vitamin C For years the only naturally occurring vitamin C that was readily available was rose hips, but it was so expensive that most "Natural" vitamin C pills only contained a small amount of rose hips. Now a commercially available truly 100% natural vitamin C is available and it is reasonable. Camu Camu is available from most online distributors such as Vitacost and Iherb.
- Buffered Vitamin C Known as Ester C this is ascorbic acid that has been pH balanced to be gentle on your stomach. It is available in drug stores even super markets.
A Better Vitamin C
|Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C* is able to produce blood serum levels of Vitamin C nearly double those thought theoretically possible with any oral form of Vitamin C.||Do-it-yourself procedure**|
Love as a Preventative
The stress relieving ability of being loved is well known, but can you buy love? Yes, you can, at any pet store, you can buy unconditional love. Cats are a good size because they can sit in your lap, a well known therapy for stress. Before you get a dog consider that a large dog may make problems that prevent getting close. My love puppy, Shadow (because she follows me around where ever I go), weighs 18 pounds and is no trouble on my lap.
Two Year Old Shadow
Vitamin A and Cervix Cancer
Elevated level of vitamin A have demonstrated a 80% reduction in the instance of cervical cancer. Supplemental vitamin A is easily available and reasonably priced.
Vitamin A and Prostate Cancer
Men with the highest levels of retinol (vitamin A) in their blood have shown a 40% reduced risk of prostate cancer.
This web site is not intended to provide medical advice to anyone regarding the type of cancer treatment they should use. This web site simply provides educational information about various cancer treatments. The decision to take alternative or conventional treatments is your responsibility. It is never the choice of a doctor, health advisor, or writer. It is your body and anyone who tells you what treatment to take instead of providing information about all your treatment options and letting you decide, is abusing their position.
A patient should realize that delaying the use of conventional treatments can reduce the effectiveness of these treatments. This is because most conventional treatments have dangerous side effects so their use must be limited. For example, if you delay the use of chemo to shrink a tumor, the tumor may grow to a size that would require more chemo than you can safely take. This is not true for most alternative treatments which can usually be given for years without dangerous side effects.
To complicate matters, taking conventional treatments before using alternative treatments, can often reduce the effectiveness of the alternative treatments. This is because conventional treatments, such as chemo and radiation often create so much damage to a person's body that the body is too weak to support the use of alternative treatments.
With such complications to consider, smart patients are making treatment decisions in a relaxed, pressure-free environment. A doctor's office is far from a pressure-free environment. Smart patients are making treatment decision at home, alone without anyone around to make the decision excessively emotional and with all their information at their fingertips.
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