Thursday, February 7, 2008

Why Going Raw Cures Cancer, and what else can be done...

Cancer is one of the biggest chronic debilitating diseases of our
time. It has killed more members of my family than any other single
cause. Of the twenty four relatives that I grew up with only four of
us are still alive. And all of us still living have switched to a
plant based or what is commonly referred to as a vegetarian diet. My
father who is 85 and my brother Mike are raw vegans like myself.

What I'm going to say next might even be against the law. There is
not only a cure for cancer but there is also a way to prevent cancer
from taking over a healthy body. The cure is called the immune

Right now there is no preventative cancer treatment program in place
that is accepted by the FDA or AMA. It is a widely held belief that
we are supposed to reach the age forty or fifty years and then get
cancer. This is just a condition of life. There are programs in
place for the early detection of cancer. There are volumes of books
written about the different types of surgeries, and drugs and Chemo
radiation therapies, a lot of which are very expensive and in some
cases do more harm than good.

If you saw the movie Breakthrough which was a raw vegan film that was
produced by Jinjee and I about our family and based around the history
of our family's health then you heard me talk about the fact that my
youngest brother had cancer. About two years ago my father went down
to Texas and guided my brother onto a raw vegan diet. He is now
totally cancer free. He is also drug free in that he is taking no
medication for his cancer. And he has gone back not only racing but
actually winning bicycle races on a Pro Level. He rode with Lance
Armstrong from LA to Washington DC in eight days. He has an amazing
story. He recently came out to visit me and I did an in-depth
interview with him which you can view here.

Below you will find an overview of why Mike's cancer responded to the
raw vegan switch in diet that he was able to change over to.

1. Every person has cancer cells in his or her 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 reach a detectable level 6 to 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 tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the 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 to
a raw plant based diet will strengthen the immune system by giving it
the building blocks it needs.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells
and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,
gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage to 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, then
the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and

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. But by fasting, or
creating an alkine environment by eating a raw green leafy diet.


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
very harmful.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is
acidic. 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. 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 spring water, or filtered/purified water 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
putrified 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. 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

15. Cancer cells can not 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

Below you will find research that I have done on why it is totally
imperative that we not only switch to an organic diet but also start to
build organic houses that don't leach toxins into our living space.
Because after a period of years it totally takes its toll on our

One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer
according to the latest statistics. Breast cancer rates in the U.S.
are 3-7 times higher than those in Asia. This 2005 study conducted at
the US Army Institute of Surgical Research and Texas Tech University
Health Science Center in Lubbock Texas found that cancerous human
breast tissue contained the chemical heptachlor epoxide (found in the
common home pesticide chlordane) at levels 4 times higher than
non-cancerous breast tissue. Chlordane was the primary termite
prevention pesticide used in over 30 million U.S. homes between the
mid 1950's and 1988. An estimated 50 million U.S. residents are
currently exposed to the volatization of this chemical from previously
treated pre-1989 homes on a daily basis. (For more information on
chlordane go to ).

100 gallons of chemical pesticides are soaked into the soil per 1000
square feet of home area prior to pouring of concrete foundation.
Research now shows these chemicals enter into the home years later and
are breathed continuously by home occupants.


Approximately 75% of all produce tested positive for various pesticide
residues. Over 19% of commercial lettuce from major grocery store
chains contained the pesticide DDT or DDE - Although research
suggests these levels can affect humans, the EPA does not currently
require chemical companies to test their chemicals for immune system
damage or subtle neurological harm.

Neuroblastoma Linked to Homes Treated with Pesticides

SOURCE: Epidemiology: 12(1):20-26, January, 2001

One of the largest studies to date has found that pesticide use around
the home can more than double the chance of a child developing

Neuroblastoma accounts for approximately 10% of all childhood tumors.
There are 550 new cases in the United States each year, with an annual
incidence rate of 9.2 cases per million children under 15 years of
age. This works out to approximately 1 per 100,000 children under age
15 on a national level. (These rates were reported in the book
"Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, Lippincott-Raven,
1997). It is a very serious cancer as approximately 60% of children
over age 1 who develop neuroblastoma do not live 3 years even when
receiving treatments of radiation and chemotherapy. Children under
age 1 have a more positive prognosis. As statistics show that
neuroblastoma rates have increased over the past 50 years, it is
reasonable to assume environmental factors may be involved.

One of the largest collaborative efforts among 7 Universities and
medical facilities worked together to determine what extent pesticide
use in the home could increase child neuroblastoma rates. 390
neuroblastoma children and 460 non-cancer controls were included in
the study. Investigators questioned both parents regarding use of
pesticides in and around the home.

Results showed that using pesticides in and around the home resulted
in a 60% increased likelihood of children developing the disease (Odds
Ratio=1.6). Looking at pesticide use for the lawn and garden only
resulted in an increased risk of 120% (Odds Ratio=2.2) when the mother
had applied pesticides in the yard and 50% higher (Odds Ratio=1.5)
when the father had applied pesticides in the yard. (Chem-Tox Note:
Outdoor pesticides are much different from indoor pesticides as they
include fungicides and herbicides some of which have been reported to
contain dioxin).

Thousands and thousands of acres in the United States are being
sprayed annually with nearly 50 million pounds of Roundup, a
broad-spectrum herbicide designed to kill any plant it hits, unless
the plant has been genetically altered to tolerate the chemical.
Roundup has accounted for half of Monsanto's corporate profits in
recent years. Now the company has expanded its Roundup market by
genetically engineering "Roundup Ready" soybeans, corn, and other
crops. Monsanto's advertising campaigns have convinced many people
that Roundup is safe, but the facts simply do not support that
conclusion. Independent scientific studies have shown that Roundup is
toxic to earthworms, beneficial insects, birds and mammals. Plus it
destroys the vegetation on which they depend for food and shelter.
And although Monsanto claims that Roundup breaks down into harmless
substances, it has been found to be extremely persistent, with residue
absorbed by subsequent crops over a year after application. Roundup
shows adverse effects in all standard categories of toxicological
testing, including medium-term toxicity, long-term toxicity, genetic
damage, effects on reproduction, and carcinogenicity. Here is some of
the research that demonstrates the ways that Roundup's active
ingredient, glyphosate, adversely affects plants and animals:

A recent study by eminent oncologists Dr. Lennart Hardell and Dr.
Mikael Eriksson of Sweden [1], has revealed clear links between one of
the world's biggest selling herbicide, glyphosate, to non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma, a form of cancer. 

In the study published in the 15 March
1999 Journal of American Cancer Society, the researchers also maintain
that exposure to glyphosate 'yielded increased risks for NHL.'

stress that with the rapidly increasing use of glyphosate since the
time the study was carried out, 'glyphosate deserves further
epidemiological studies.'

 Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, is
the world's most widely used herbicide. It is estimated that for 1998,
over a 112,000 tonnes of glyphosate was used world-wide. It
indiscriminately kills off a wide variety of weeds after application
and is primarily used to control annual and perennial plants.

71% of
genetically engineered crops planted in 1998 are designed to be
resistant to herbicides such as glyphosate, marketed by Monsanto as
Roundup. Companies developing herbicide resistant crops are also
increasing their production capacity for the herbicides such as
glyphosate, and also requesting permits for higher residues of these
chemicals in genetically engineered food. For example, Monsanto have
already received permits for a threefold increase in herbicide
residues on genetically engineered soybeans in Europe and the U.S., up
from 6 parts per million (PPM) to 20 PPM.

According to Sadhbh O'
Neill of Genetic Concern, 'this study reinforces concerns by
environmentalists and health professionals that far from reducing
herbicide use, glyphosate resistant crops may result in increased
residues to which we as consumers will be exposed in our food.'
'Increased residues of glyphosate and its metabolites are already on
sale via genetically engineered soya, common in processed foods.
However no studies of the effects of GE soya sprayed with Roundup on
health have been carried out either on animals or humans to date,' she

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
statistics from 1997 show that expanded plantings of Roundup Ready
soybeans (i.e. soybeans genetically engineered to be tolerant to the
herbicide) resulted in a 72% increase in the use of glyphosate.

According to the Pesticides Action Network, scientists estimate that
plants genetically engineered to be herbicide resistant will actually
triple the amount of herbicides used. Farmers, knowing that their crop
can tolerate or resist being killed off by the herbicides, will tend
to use them more liberally.

O' Neill concluded: 'The EPA when
authorizing Monsanto's field trials for Roundup-ready sugar beet did
not consider the issue of glyphosate. They considered this to be the
remit of the Pesticides Control Service of the Department of
Agriculture. Thus nobody has included the effects of increasing the
use of glyphosate in the risk/benefit analysis carried out. It is yet
another example of how regulatory authorities supposedly protecting
public health have failed to implement the 'precautionary principle'
with respect to GMOs.'

Further information: Sadhbh O' Neill at
01-4760360 or 087-2258599 or
(home) 01-6774052

[1] Lennart Hardell,
M.D., PhD. Department of Oncology, Orebro Medical Centre, Orebro,
Sweden and Miikael Eriksson, M.D., PhD, Department of Oncology,
University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, 'A Case-Control Study of
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Exposure to Pesticides', Cancer, March 15,
1999/ Volume 85/ Number 6.

The findings are based on a
population-based case-control study conducted in Sweden between 1987 -

The necessary data was ascertained by a series of comprehensive
questionnaires and follow-up telephone interviews. Dr. Hardell and Dr.
Eriksson found that 'exposure to herbicides and fungicides resulted in
significantly increased risks for NHL'.

[2] Lymphoma is a form of
cancer that afflicts the lymphatic system. It can occur at virtually
any part of the body but the initial symptoms are usually seen as
swellings around the lymph nodes at the base of the neck. There are
basically two main kinds of lymphoma, i.e. Hodgkin's disease and
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The incidence of NHL has increased rapidly in
most Western countries over the last few decades. According to the
American Cancer Society, there has been an alarming 80% increase in
incidences of NHL since the early 1970's.

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