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Sunday, February 24, 2013

CANCER INFORMATION from Johns Hopkins

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 …


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 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 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 foods it needs to multiple.


What cancer cells feed on
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a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: 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 will 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 t o 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 will 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. 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, unforgiving 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.

What is Oral Lichen Planus ?


According to MayoClinic.Com, this type of health problem is defined as ........... an inflammatory condition that affects mucous membranes inside one's mouth. They may appear as white, or lacy patches appearing as  red, swollen tissues; or open sores. These lesions may cause burning, pain, or other discomfort. However, it is not contagious. Such disorder occurs when the immune system mounts an attack against cells of the oral mucous membranes. The reason for this abnormal immune response is unknown. It can be an ongoing (chronic) condition. Treatments that suppress the immune system abnormalities may improve more severe lesions and lessen pain. Patient(s) suffering from oral lichen planus may also have related lichen planus lesions on the skin, genitals, or other parts of the body, including the inside of the cheeks, gums, tongues inner tissues of the lips, throat and esophagus (will result in a narrowing of the esophagus, or the formation of tightened, ring-like bands in the esophagus that can make swallowing difficult).

Always seek medical assistance when you have the followings :
  • sores inside your mouth that don't heal;
  • white or red patches in your mouth;
  • pain in mouth;
  • repeated bleeding in your mouth;
  • any change in the way your mouth looks and feels
  • lesions, or sores on your skin, genitals, scalp or nails    
The cause of such problem is unknown. The lesions that appear are the result of inflammation controlled by specific white blood cells called T-lymphocytes. Normally, these cells are active at the site of disease, or injury. Doctors and researchers does not know what prompts T-lymphocytes to be activated in oral lichen planus too. Other factors which might act as triggers are :
  • Hepatitis C infection and other types of liver disease;
  • Hepatitis B vaccine;
  • Certain types of flu vaccines;
  • Allergy-causing agents (allergens), such as foods, dental materials, or other substances;
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, others) and naproxen (Aleve, others)
  • Certain medications for heart disease, high blood pressure; or arthritis
What to avoid :
  • Tobacco products;
  • Alcohol;
  • Rough dental work;
  • Poorly fitting dentures;
  • Poor oral habits, such as biting the lip, or cheeks;
  • Build-up of dental plaque, or tartar;
  • Stress
Oral lichen planus may increase the risk of oral cancers, particularly a type known as squamous cell carcinoma. Should anyone detected such symptoms, they must seek help as soon as possible i.e.,
  • Get oral cancer screenings annually, or as directed by your doctor;
  • If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Talk to your doctor to see if you should avoid alcohol completely;
  • If you use any tobacco products .. quit immediately. 



Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Tomorrow ... will be the 1st Day of a New Lunar Year. I would like to wish every readers of this blog, who are Chinese by origin  ........  A Happy & Prosperous New Year of the Water Snake !!!