Cancer Update from John Hopkins
1    Every person has cancer cells in the body.
     These cancer cells do not show up in the
     standard tests until they have multiplied
     to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer
     patients that there are no more cancer cells
     in their bodies after treatment, it just means
     the tests are unable to detect the cancer
     cells because they have not reached the
     detectable size.
2   Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than
     10 times in a person's lifetime.
3   When the person's immune system is strong
     the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented
     from multiplying and forming tumours.
4   When a person has cancer it indicates this
     person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These
     could be due to genetic, environmental, food and
     lifestyle factors.
5   To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies,
     changing diet and including supplements will
     strengthen the immune system.
6   Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-
     growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-
     growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,
     gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ
     damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7   Radiation while destroying cancer cells also
     burns, scars and damages healthy cells,
     tissues and organs.
8   Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation
     will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged
     use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result
     in more tumor destruction.
9   When the body has too much toxic burden from
     chemotherapy and radiation the immune system
     is either compromised or destroyed, hence the
     person can succumb to various kinds of infections
     and complications.
10 Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer
     cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult
     to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells
     to spread to other sites.
11 An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the
    cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs
    to multiply.
    a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar
        it cuts off one important food supply to the
        cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet,
        Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with Aspartame
        and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would
        be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very
        small amounts.
        Table salt has a chemical added to make it
        white in colour.  Better alternative is Bragg's
        aminos or sea salt.
     b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus,
         especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer
         feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and
         substituting with unsweetened soya milk
         cancer cells are being starved.
      c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.
          A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best
          to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than
          beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock
          antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites,
          which are all harmful, especially to people
          with cancer.
      d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and
         juice, whole grains,seeds, nuts and a
         little fruits help put the body into an alkaline
         environment.  About 20% can be from cooked
         food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices
         provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed
         and reach down to cellular levels within
         15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of
         healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
         healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice
         (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and
         eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day.
         Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of
         104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
      e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have
          high caffeine.  Green tea is a better alternative
          and has cancer-fighting properties.  
          Water - best to drink purified water, or filtered, to 
          avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water.
          Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12  Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot
     of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining
     in the intestines become purified and leads to more
     toxic buildup.
13  Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering.
      By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more
      enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells
      and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the
      cancer cells.
14  Some supplements build up the immune system
      (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins,
      minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer
      cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements
      like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or
      programmed cell death, the body's normal method of
      disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15  Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
      A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer
      warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and
      bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic
      environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving
      spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16  Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
      environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing
      help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level.
      Oxygen therapy is another means employed to
      destroy cancer cells.
  1. No plastic containers in microwave.
  2. No water bottles in freezer.
  3. No plastic wrap in microwave.
  4. Don't keep plastic bottled water in the car in heat
      for a long period of time.