While going through my old emails, I came across a forward, 10 years old. Either I had ignored or forgot all about it. The email had the following message :
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .
Cancer Update from Johns 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 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 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.
WHAT CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
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 soy 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 putrified and leads to more toxic build up.
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.
As a layman, it made a good reading, a complex issue made simple. As I was getting carried away, I thought of the author, Hopkins hospital. Is there a Hopkins hospital, even it is there, can they simply throw around an information like this in a pamphlet ? Googled, a few links, one of them calling it a hoax.
To me, after going through the claims, facts or myths, I feel somebody who is no big name seems to have posted these under a famous name for his opinion to be heard. I did not find any claim, dangerous, if true. The treatment looks complex, the prevention simple. Also, there is a complaint that I make light of serious matters, well that is because my knowledge is limited in that subject
Reports says, one death out of six are due to cancer. Once a doctor suspects a lump and suggests a biopsy test, many take it as a death sentence. During last few years, my acquaintances and friends, at random were victims, two of them have recovered, two of them have lost, and one counting days. In this, there is one who lived a very disciplined life, regular exercise, conscious diets, in short the doctor did not know what he should give up to be since he did not have any vices like smoking, drinking etc. Its an ongoing research, doctors are treating with less known and more unknowns.
A doctor cousin told his father, a senior doctor, that he discovered his mother has cancer. His father told him, ‘I know, she is having it, since 20 years”. He is a homeopath and has been treating her, she lived for another 10 years till 80.
My mother was discharged from hospital, with an advise to have oxygen mask and cylinders for life time. We met an Ayurvedic doctor and she had medicines good enough to rid of the oxygen setup.
When ever I have a back ache, neck sprain and other physical ailments, I use accu-pressure for treatment. I am ridiculed for these non-scientific methods.
I knew a young physio therapist who was also interested in accu pressure. He had interesting stories to narrate. There were people admitted in the hospital he was working in, with back aches and some of them were waiting to be operated. He pressed a few points on their feet and helped them to be relieved of their pains. One or two patients, quietly walked away from the hospital bringing down business. The doctors were angry with the physio therapists and threatened to dismiss him under the charges of illegal and unauthorised treatment, irresponsible and unaccountable activity, threat to the establishment’s reputation. However, the matter was settled with a warning, not to repeat. After the duty hours, some of the doctors came to his house to learn from him the method of treatment !!!
I am not against modern medicines and treatment, what I am not accepting is the disrespect and non recognition shown by one to the other. I am sure, if all of them get together, they can supplement each other and help to reduce the gaps that exists in the medicine world. Allopathy may be science, Ayurveda is nature science and homeopathy medicines extracts from plants and minerals.
I am planning to take my lump as simple as any other illness and live…well I can talk that way now, since it is imaginary, until a doctor tells me ‘well !! you need a biopsy”, and will I be able to say FO ?
My border ends here, in case you are interested, you can read the reactions below, which I have lifted and reproduced from the net.
The detailed description of claims, myths and facts sourced from internet
The first thing to say is that these emails are hoaxes.
Understandably, the real Johns Hopkins Medical Centre is unimpressed by the efforts to spread misinformation in its name and has issued a long explanation and rebuttal of the claims made in these emails.