Pain Relief: Instead of Tylenol, nsaids, motrin, aspirin use quercetin, capsaicin/cayenne orally and/or cream (swanson) and acupuncture; helps liver instead of hurting it and relieves pain. Other pain relievers and for headaches: Hyland's arnica montana, ruta, bryonia, headache formula.
Also see my Skin Cancer page about using red light of a specific wavelength for skin, breast, cervical, oral, anal, etc. cancers that the light can either shine on or penetrate (perhaps even prostate cancer).
"Pain is one of the most common symptoms associated with cancer." - American Cancer Society
While mild pain can be controlled with "over the counter" pain drugs, severe cancer pain is generally controlled with morphine. Morphine can be addictive, so it is nice to have some options. If you know of other ways to reduce cancer pain please let us know.
1. MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
MSM is a sulfur compound found naturally in plants, animals and the human body. MSM offers a natural way to reduce inflammation and pain without serious side effects. MSM is a nutritional supplement, not a drug. It may not work as fast as drugs, but it can be as effective or more effective than drugs and without negative side effects. In fact, MSM supplementation can produce many side benefits and improvements to health such as relief from allergies, more energy, softer skin, thicker hair, stronger nails, lessening of scar tissue, and relief from constipation. MSM improves circulation, relieves muscle spasm, reduces autoimmune diseases (eg. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma), and helps remove the intestinal parasite giardia. Experiments with mice demonstrate that MSM may significantly delay the onset of cancer.
MSM is inexpensive and readily available in health food stores and drug stores. MSM is available as capsules to be swallowed, crystals to be mixed in drinks, or creams / gels / lotions to be applied to the skin. No prescription is required. MSM is reported to be safe for both adults and children.
Radioactive marking shows that some of the sulphur originating from MSM is used by the body to form the amino acids methionine and cysteine. This indicates that MSM supplementation may work synergistically with DMG and SAMe to facilitate metabolic pathways that produce ATP (necessary for the cells to produce energy from glucose and oxygen) and glutathione (one of the most powerful anti-oxidants and detoxifiers) as well as improvements in circulation. These are fundamental to oxygen utilization and cancer prevention. These metabolic pathways are so basic to our metabolism that improvement at this level brings wide ranging benefits throughout the physiology. Sulphur is metabolized into dozens of vitamins, hormones, antibodies, and neurotransmitters. Dietary deficiencies in the nutrients (magnesium, zinc, folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12) required for sulphur metabolism are so widespread that we have created a self-inflicted plague of chronic illnesses. Modern medicine is very helpful in emergency situations, but is not (and indeed cannot be) very successful dealing with chronic health problems that have their origins in nutritional deficiencies.
A diet of whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products contains all the required nutrients. The popular American diet of refined grains, sugary foods and animal protein produces vast numbers of people with suboptimal intakes of essential nutrients. During times of stress the body requires even more nutrients. Yet if the stress is due to health problems, then the ability to consume, absorb and utilize required nutrients is reduced. Nutritional supplementation can help, and MSM is a key nutrient to be considered, particularly if pain is present.
How much MSM should you take? There is no way to know. It depends on your body's ability to absorb and utilize the nutrient, whether or not you are taking complementary nutrients, how great is the deficiency, and many other factors. Take the least amount you need, but don't be afraid to take as much as you need. Most patients take 2 to 8 grams a day. Two grams a day are good for health maintenance. Three to four grams a day helps to control allergy symptoms. For severe conditions, some people have taken as much as 40 to 60 grams a day while under a doctor's supervision. The general recommendation is to start low (to avoid gastrointestinal upset) and work up slowly over period of two or three weeks. Take it in divided doses with meals. Also take it through the skin as a lotion, rubbing it over the affected area. Your body's tolerance for MSM will probably be proportional to its need for MSM.
The above information is adapted from the book The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain by Stanley W. Jacob, M.D. Refer to the book for more information.
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), from which MSM is derived, has also demonstrated pain-reduction and anti-inflammatory properties. DMSO has been used for nearly 40 years in veterinary applications, especially for horses, to relieve pain and inflammation. Read more about DMSO MSM offers many of the healing properties of DMSO, but without DMSO's odor. DMSO offers the benefit that it will carry other nutrients through the skin. This is something that MSM does not do.
Both DMSO and MSM help reduce pain and inflammation. Chronic inflammation may contribute to the formation of cancer.
2. Vitamin C
Cancer spreads by invading healthy, normal tissue. To do this, the cancer cells produce an enzyme called hyaluronidase that dissolves the collagen that binds cells together to form tissues. To prevent the spread of cancer, Dr. Ewan Cameron searched for a substance to strengthen the intracellular collagen in order to slow the growth of tumors. Vitamin C builds this collagen and was found by Dr. Cameron to be what he was looking for. Dr. Cameron treated many thousands of cancer patients with vitamin C.
"Dr. Cameron first noticed that the patients felt well when they received 10 grams a day or more of vitamin C. They developed good appetites, increased energy, got up from the hospital, went home, went back to work and got along much better than with conventional therapy. Patients who were on morphine for pain could be taken off their morphine in five days." - Dr. Linus Pauling
Lysine Prevents Growth of Cancer
Dr. Matthias Rath advocates increased consumption of the amino acid lysine as a companion nutrient with vitamin C. Lysine has the effect of blocking the enzymes that dissolve collagen. You can download a free 40 page booklet on the subject from Dr. Rath's web site http://www.stopping-cancer-naturally.org/
Dr. Linus Pauling and Dr. Rath developed a dietary formula to clean arteries and maintain arterial health. The three ingredients of their formula are vitamin C, plus the amino acids lysine and proline. Vitamin C, lysine and proline heal and maintain the cartilage in arterial walls near the heart where it is subject to mechanical stress. Plus, they remove arterial plaque. All three nutrients are essential. Clean arteries are important to cancer prevention. Other ways to help the arteries are described on our Healthy Heart page.
High lysine foods include:
legumes: mung beans, broad beans, peas, black beans, blackeye cowpeas, kidney beans, chickpeas, lima beans, lentils, navy bean, peabean, white bean, and other common beans. collards cauliflower brussels sprouts brewers yeast wheat germ seafood dairy products Grains are deficient in lysine. It is good to eat BOTH grains and legumes every day because their proteins complement each other. Soaking grains and legumes overnight makes them more digestible. Unfortunately, lysine is destroyed by heat starting at about 110°F, which is one reason why most people are chronically deficient in lysine. Raw foods such as sprouts and cold-processed whey protein powder are the best source of lysine.
Unlike lysine, proline can be manufactured by the body. The most economical source of both lysine and proline is cold-processed whey protein powder, available on the Internet.
1 1/2 - 3 grams of Vitamin C daily has been shown to reverse atherosclerotic lesions in both animals and humans. - Canadian Med Assoc J 54;71:562, Canadian Med Assoc J 57;77:106.
Based on the work of Drs. Pauling and Rath, there is now a nutritional supplement containing the following:
2 teaspoons contain
3000 mg Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbate, Potassium Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbate) 3000 mg L-Lysine 500 mg L-Proline plus other ingredients
Research with many thousands of patients indicates that patients receiving 10 grams a day of vitamin C live, on average, four times as long and experience improvements in their quality of life. "Live four times as long" means that if they were expected to live for a month, then they lived an average four months. If they were expected to live for a year, then they lived an average four years. The point is, the sooner you start supplementing your diet with vitamin C, the more quality life it may give you, and the more time you will have for your anti-cancer program to be effective. Vitamin C will also help prevent cancer.
Vitamin C is non-toxic and it is OK to consume more than 10 grams. Some people go as high as 50 - 60 grams per day. When you start getting diarrhea, cut back a little. The body has enzymes that utilize the vitamin C, and consuming high doses of vitamin C causes the body to create a large quantity of these enzymes. If vitamin C consumption is stopped suddenly, then these enzymes will go to work on the small quantity of vitamin C remaining in the body and the result can be scurvy and increased susceptibility to cancer. Therefore, if you start taking more vitamin C it is important to be consistent. Do not stop, even for a day. If you want to reduce your consumption of vitamin C, do it gradually over a period of several days.
"With the proper use of vitamin C for cancer we could cut the death rate by 75%. It is probably wise for every cancer patient to receive vitamin C." - Dr. Linus Pauling
For skin cancer, topical vitamin C ointment can be applied directly to the tumor. Just mix some in with your skin cream and apply it 5 or 6 times a day. - Moss, page 227.
Clinical experience with vitamin C suggests that it can produce a superior quality of life for the cancer patient, with a relatively swift decline in health as death approaches. Many people would prefer this to a long, slow decline.
Since vitamin C is a normal part of the human diet, why wait until you are diagnosed with cancer? Everyone should supplement their daily diet with a small quantity of vitamin C.
Vitamins from food are always better than lifeless chemical copies. Foods with an "intermediate" level of vitamin C include artichokes, asparagus, beet greens, cantaloupe, chicory greens, Chinese cabbage, fennel, lemons, limes, oranges, radishes, spinach, zucchini, strawberries, Swiss chard, ripe tomatoes. Foods with a "high" level of vitamin C include brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chives, collards, mustard greens. Foods with a "very high" level of vitamin C include amla (Indian gooseberry), broccoli spears, black currants, kale, parsley, hot chili peppers (green, red), sweet peppers (green, red).
Other points regarding vitamin C and cancer from the book by Dr. Ewan Cameron and Dr. Linus Pauling (see References below) include:
"Many patients with advanced cancer, especially those with skeletal metastases, suffer severe pain because of the pressure developed by the growth of the tumor in a restricted space. This pain frequently requires the use of narcotic drugs. Cameron and Baird (1973) reported that the first five ascorbate-treated patients who had been receiving large doses of morphine or heroin to control pain were taken off these drugs a few days after the treatment with vitamin C was begun, because the vitamin C seemed to diminish the pain to such an extent that the drug was not needed. Moreover, none of these patients asked that the morphine or heroin be given to them - they seemed not to experience any serious withdrawal signs or symptoms. This observation was the basis of the recently reported successful use of massive doses of vitamin C in the treatment of narcotic addiction." - page xii
There is no reported case of death or severe illness from ingesting too much vitamin C. - page 101
The tissue changes around a cancer tumor are identical to those caused by scurvy. - page 101
Cancer patients are nearly always depleted of vitamin C. - page 101
Regarding vitamin C: "Unlike the chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of cancer, it not only increases the time of survival of the patient but also leads to improvement in general health and the feeling of well-being." - page 103
People with a high intake of vitamin C manufacture more antibody molecules and "complement" protein molecules that are involved in the process of destruction of foreign and malignant cells. - page 109
Foreign and malignant cells are attacked and destroyed by phagocytic (cell-eating) cells, mostly lymphocytes. "A malignant tumor is often observed to be infiltrated with lymphocytes; and a high degree of lymphocyte infiltration is now accepted as a reliable indicator of a favorable outcome of the disease." A higher consumption of vitamin C results in a higher rate of lymphocyte formation (10 grams of vitamin C daily causes the rate to triple). This will also help prevent metastases. - pages 109 - 113 (Compare this with toxic chemotherapy that destroys lymphocytes.)
Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen in the human body. Vitamin C is necessary for healing of wounds (including burns and broken bones) and recovery from surgery. The breaking strength of new tissue is three to six times greater in the presence of abundant vitamin C. In fact, vitamin C is the only nutrient the absence of which will delay or prevent wound healing in humans. Many surgeons now add 5 grams of sodium ascorbate per liter of intravenous fluid in addition to giving extra vitamin C to the patient before the operation. The excess vitamin C may also help prevent metastases caused by cancer cells released into the bloodstream during surgery. - page 113 (Editor's note: Eating whey protein powder also helps repair tissue and accelerate wound healing.)
A high level of vitamin C in the body of a cancer patient helps the body to encapsulate the tumor in a thick layer of collagen fibrils (scar tissue). - page 113
A high intake of Vitamin C offers protection against pneumonia and viral hepatitis (a serious problem for surgical patients who receive blood transfusions), which can both cause problems for cancer patients. - page 115
Vitamin C and vitamin E are natural antioxidants. - page 116
Vitamin C helps the body eliminate toxic substances such as hydrocarbons, nitrosamines and other cancer-producing chemicals. - page 117
Common forms of vitamin C are ascorbic acid (which makes the body more acidic), and salts of ascorbic acid (sodium ascorbate and calcium ascorbate) which make the body more alkaline. - pages 118, 209. (Editors note: If you take calcium with your vitamin C, the ascorbic acid helps to dissolve the calcium, and the calcium buffers the ascorbic acid.)
It was reported in 1937 that the blood of cancer patients is abnormally low in vitamin C. - page 120
The more extensive the cancer, the lower are the available stores of vitamin C. - page 124
Conventional cancer treatments (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy) further deplete the body's store of vitamin C, adding to the deficiency. - page 125
A high intake of vitamin C increases the patient's ability to withstand heavy doses of radiation. - page 140
As a palliative treatment for "hopeless" patients, supplemental vitamin C produces superior results compared to chemotherapy and morphine. Patients receiving vitamin C feel better and do not have the financial burden of chemotherapy. - page 195
"The practical prevention of cancer requires a two-pronged approach, namely, the reduction of carcinogens in the human environment and the adoption of measures to render our human population more resistant to cancer." - page 184
Several studies of healthy people over age 50 indicate that the death rate from all causes (including cancer and heart disease) can be reduced by about 50% and longevity increased an average of eleven years by taking nutritional supplements. The higher intake of vitamin C is most important, and also valuable are two of the B vitamins (B6 and niacin), vitamin E and vitamin A. - page 187
Radiation destroys a large volume of tissue. Unpleasant side effects of radiation therapy may be caused in part by this dead material as the body attempts to remove it. Vitamin C is needed for proper functioning of a group of liver enzymes concerned with the detoxification and disposal of noxious substances. - page 192
Exposure of human blood to various carcinogens resulted in no cancer causing chemical reactions such as lipid peroxidation until the vitamin C was used up. As soon as the vitamin C was used up, the lipid peroxidation began. - page 218
Vitamin C protects both the skin and bone marrow from damage caused by irradiation. - page 220
Animals receiving vitamin C need only half as much radiation to attain a 40 day survival rate compared to animals not receiving vitamin C. - page 220
Vitamin C "is needed for the synthesis of carnitine, which is required for long-chain fatty acids to enter mitochondria where they are used for energy production." - page 225
Intra-operative awareness is the regaining of consciousness too soon during surgery. This can produce an experience of unbelievable pain and trauma.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists identifies the three primary causes of IOA as the misuse or failure of anesthesia equipment, inadequate anesthesia, and patient-related factors. In this third category, variables such as advanced age, obesity, and drug or alcohol abuse may compromise the effect of anesthesia. In fact, even high doses of vitamin C may interfere.
In the e-Alert "C Saw" (5/28/03), HSI Panelist Allan Spreen, M.D., explained that a high level of vitamin C is so detoxifying that it can complicate the anesthesia process. He said, "Many times I've had patients tell me that their anesthesiologist was surprised at how much medication was required to knock them out." For those patients who take large doses of vitamin C (something that Dr. Spreen generally recommends), he suggests that they gradually taper off their daily dose until reaching nearly zero just before the surgery. - from Health Sciences Institute e-Alert October 27, 2003
Live 16 Times as Long!
Dr. Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist who has many cancer patients referred to him for depression and anxiety. As part of the treatment for these psychological / emotional problems he prescribes a variety of nutritional supplements. Surprisingly, the cancer patients who follow his nutritional program live 16 times longer when compared to his patients with cancer who do not follow the nutritional program!
Here is Dr. Hoffer's daily nutritional regimen for his patients:
12,000 mg vitamin C 800 IU vitamin E 1,500 mg niacin (vitamin B3, either nicotinic acid or nicotinamide) 25 to 50 times the RDA of the other B vitamins 0.200 mg selenium supplementary minerals such as zinc and calcium general advice regarding food selection. Dr. Hoffer's results were published in The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 5(3):143-154, 1990.
"On the basis of these results and of those reported by Cameron and his collaborators we strongly recommend that patients with cancer follow the regimen described in this paper, as an adjunct to appropriate conventional therapy." - Dr. Linus Pauling and Dr. Abram Hoffer.
3. Vitamin B17
Vitamin B17 kills cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. Cancerous tissue contains the enzyme betaglucoronidase in amounts 100 to 3,600 times greater than non-cancerous tissue. This enzyme in cancer cells breaks down vitamin B17 into cyanide (which kills the cancer cells), and benzaldehyde which is a known painkiller that also kills cancer cells.
If you are concerned about the cyanide, you should read about vitamin B17 before using it. Vitamin B17 is an ideal chemotherapy, delivering cyanide to the cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Compare this with toxic chemotherapy that poisons everything!
Foods rich in vitamin B17 include: barley, bitter almonds (not the sweet almonds commonly available), native (bitter) cassava, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), grass (wheat grass and many other grasses), lentils, flaxseed, maize, millet, sorghum, and the seeds of various fruits (apple, apricot, blackthorn, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum). Most of these foods have been deleted from the modern menu. About 1,200 edible plants contain vitamin B17 and many natural remedies for cancer may be rich in this nutrient. To prevent cancer, a maintenance dose of vitamin B17 can be provided by eating several bitter almonds or apricot seeds daily. As a cancer treatment, eating a few seeds each hour for a total of 50 - 60 seeds per day is sometimes recommended.
Vitamin B17 is easily extracted from bitter almonds and other sources. The cost to manufacture it overseas is just a few cents per tablet. However, it can be difficult to obtain in the United States due to government harassment on behalf of the large drug companies who would prefer you to purchase their patent drugs. For this reason the price of 500 mg tablets can be a dollar each or more. If you are able to obtain these 500 mg vitamin B17 tablets, recommendations vary from 2 to 6 tablets per day, plus 20 - 30 apricot seeds.
For optimum results, vitamin B17 is used with other vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. For more information on vitamin B17 please see our Cancer Self Treatment page and the recommended reading. There are also some interesting articles in our Library. Alternative names for vitamin B17 are nitrilosides, laetrile and amygdalin.
4. Salts of Cesium, Rubidium and Potassium
I wish to commend the authors of the Alkalize For Health web site. I believe it is one of the very best sources of information on cancer treatment and prevention. I have learned a great deal here and have recommended it to friends.
I suffer from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and have many friends similarly afflicted. We are all trying to avoid conventional treatment with chemotherapy, in part because it does not cure, and in part because it harms our immune systems, rendering them too weak for some of the potentially more effective treatments in development.
I saw an article by Aubrey Keith Brewer, Ph.D. based on his work on High Ph Cancer Therapy with Cesium. I believe it belongs on your site. I am providing the URL to find it and evaluate it for suitability. It fits with the "alkalinity" theme and with Warburg's theory. Only it goes much further in proposing a treatment protocol that is simple, elegant, and non-toxic. It is a crime, in my opinion, that this model is not being researched. By giving it more exposure, many of us will demand that attention be paid to this greatly overlooked treatment.
In 1984, Dr. A. Keith Brewer wrote an article "The High pH Therapy for Cancer - Tests on Mice and Humans" that was published in Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior, v.21, Suppl., 1, pp. 1-5. In addition to the tumor masses disappearing over a period of several weeks, Dr. Brewer reported "all pains and effects associated with cancer disappeared within 12 to 36 hr."
Dr. Brewer's patients ate 3 to 6 grams of cesium chloride (CsCl) or rubidium chloride (RbCl) daily together with 2 to 4 grams of potassium chloride (KCl) and a variety of other nutritional supplements. "The toxic dose for CsCl is 135 g. The administration of 6 g per day therefore has no toxic effects. It is sufficient however to give rise to the pH in the cancer cells, bringing them up in a few days to the 8 or above where the life of the cell is short. In addition, the presence of Cs and Rb salts in the body fluids neutralizes the acid toxins leaking out of the tumor mass and renders them nontoxic." The daily dose of mineral salts is divided into three parts, and consumed during or following each meal.
In the booklet High pH Cancer Therapy With Cesium (see "References" at the end of this page), Dr. Brewer writes:
"Cesium and rubidium, along with potassium are powerful alkali electron acceptors. They enter the cancer cells in proportion to the frequency with which they strike the membrane surface. All three elements are effective in raising the cancer cell pH." - page 3
"Potassium, rubidium, and cesium salts are very similar in their action to sodium. Their chlorides have about the same toxicity." - page 5
"The above cations when associated with nontoxic anions are relatively nontoxic. Adverse effects are noted only in very large amounts." - page 6
"The uptake of Cs, Rb, and K can be enhanced by the addition of Vitamins C and A to the diet. Zinc and selenium salts also enhance the uptake." - page 7
"Direct injection of salts into the tumor mass itself is not recommended. When the mass is punctured the cancer cell toxins may leak out and poison the system. This was observed in mice." - page 3
"Dead alkaline cells are readily absorbed by the system and eliminated in the urine." - page 2
"The immediate effect of the cancer therapy is to lessen the pain and side effects of the tumor. This is a result of the cesium neutralising the effects of toxic enzymes which leak out of the cancer cells." - page 6
"Tests on mice indicate a marked shrinkage in the size of the tumor within a week. Continued administration appears to result in the disappearance of the tumor." - page 7
"Unless present in large amounts, K+ may not raise the pH due to its role in glucose transport. When large concentrations of K ions are available, a large proportion will be involved in water transport and hence can raise cellular pH. In this case, glucose transport can even be retarded." - page 16
"High K diets have been recommended as a treatment for cancer throughout this century (42). An ingredient common to many of these dietary treatments is carrot juice which provides large quantities of both K and vitamin A." - page 25
"High concentrations of Cs+ and Rb+ are typical in volcanic soils." - page 17
"In the soil, variations of Rb concentration (1.5 - 1800 ppm Rb) have been reported (9). In the majority of the samples the Rb content is near the low end of the range...While Cs concentration in soils is much lower...Exactly how much of K, Rb and Cs become incorporated into the food supply depends on the soil, water and diet." - page 23
"Rb and Cs are found in hot springs, mineral springs, sea and ocean water because their salts readily dissolve in water." - page 23
"In this paper, the geology and diet of four areas where the cancer rate is or was very low are analyzed for Cs, Rb and K intake. During the time of the very low cancer rates, these diets were usually rich in these cations and substances which enhance their transport." - page 21
"In the United States the Hopi Indians who lived in the Arizona desert on traditional lands (49) had been reported in 1949 to be 'virtually free from cancer' (69)...The overall mineral content of the Hopi traditional diet is higher than conventional foods (21). Very high levels of K and Rb are reported...In 1949, an American Medical Association team recommended further study of the low incidence of cancer and its possible relationship to the traditional diet (69)." - page 23
"Even though the Hopi are continuing to live on traditional lands, their traditional diet was partially replaced by a federally donated food program (21). In 1955, the Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs transferred its responsibility for Indian health to the U.S. Public Health Service...The prediction that adoption of more "Western" life-styles would increase cancer risk (74) came true." - pages 23, 24
"A similar increase in the incidence of cancer occurred with the Pueblo Indians as they gave up traditional foods for the supermarket over 25 years ago (19). The cancer preventive benefits of areas rich in high pH cations, that is K+, Rb+, and Cs+, can go untapped when peoples replace living off the land for the convenience of imported refined foods." - page 24
When we first published the Alkalize For Health website in the year 2000, the only cesium nutritional supplement we could find cost a thousand dollars a month and was only available through doctors. Now cesium carbonate and cesium chloride nutritional supplements are readily available over the Internet to anyone at very low cost. We regard this as wonderful progress.
About 50% of the patients I treat palliatively are treated for pain due to their cancer. About 80% of those get complete or very good pain relief. - Radiation Oncologist
An independent physician who carefully reviewed Gerson's records for Congress stated: "Relief of severe pain was achieved in about 90 percent of cases." - Medical Hypotheses, 7, 1981, pp. 591 - 97
Breast pain associated with fibrocystic disease is relieved by iodine in a dose-dependent manner.
For pain caused by bone metastases, calcium orotate may help.
Patients on the sunny side of hospital rooms used 22% less pain medication. - Psychosomatic Med 05;67:156-163
For localized pain, try putting a magnet on it.
Virtually any health problem, including pain, will be helped by regular massage. Massage also helps maintain good health. Even your infant will appreciate a daily massage.
Ginger root or extract can help reduce pain and nausea, and suppress the formation and growth of human cancer cells. - Dr. David Williams Alternatives newsletter September 2002.
Legislation has existed in Germany since 1978 legalizing, and paying for, all forms of alternative medicine. All German medical students are taught natural therapies, and must become knowledgeable about them to pass their medical board exams. More than 60 percent of all German orthodox physicians practice homeopathy, or prescribe other alternatives. - Robbins page 261
Enzyme therapy is often associated with a reduction in pain. Enzymes are useful in any inflammatory condition (all diseases ending with "itis".) Enzymes improve circulation and tissue permeability, helping to prevent lymphedema. Enzymes can destroy viruses by breaking up their protein coat.
Pain nerves are stimulated by high frequency electromagnetic radiation. People are surrounded by devices emitting high frequency electromagnetic radiation in offices, cars, homes and hospital rooms. Faraday Cloth, trade named Farabloc, has metal fibers woven with cloth fibers and blocks high frequency electromagnetic waves from penetrating. For some people the result is miraculous.
Complementary nutrients include vitamin C (5 to 10 grams), vitamin A (50,000 units), vitamin E, zinc gluconate (100 to 200 milligrams), selenium (100 to 200 micrograms) and amygdalin. These are taken in divided doses with meals daily. - pages 2 - 4.
Dr. Brewer found that cesium, rubidium and potassium are the alkaline minerals most readily absorbed by cancer cells. Dr. Brewer discovered that the diet of virtually cancer-free populations in certain areas of the world (Hunza Valley in Pakistan, Caucasus, Vilcabamba Valley in Equador, and the Hopi Indians of the United States) are rich in all the essential minerals such as cesium, rubidium and potassium, and that these diets are a natural High pH Therapy.
Regarding the use of cesium as a cancer treatment, the publisher of the booklet offers the caution that "it is premature to judge the data and findings as conclusive. These early research results provide the rationale for future basic research and clinical trials."
Also, we offer the caution that cesium and rubidium are normally TRACE minerals in the diet and that too much of a good thing can quickly become a bad thing as they may tend to displace the other alkaline minerals. Consult your medical professional if you want to supplement your diet with salts of cesium and rubidium for pain control or cancer treatment. Your medical professional can monitor the various electrolytes in your body while you are consuming the salts of cesium and/or rubidium.
Potassium, however, is a common nutrient in fruits and vegetables and potassium salt (KCl) is widely available. Dr. Gerson used potassium when treating his cancer patients.
It should be noted that the trace mineral cesium used by Dr. Brewer is NOT the radioactive isotope of cesium!
To prevent cancer, it may be useful to supplement your diet with these trace minerals. To prevent cancer in the entire population, it would be useful to add high cesium/rubidium volcanic ash to farm soils everywhere. For the purpose of cancer prevention, one of the two nutritional supplements we recommend contains both cesium and rubidium, as well as potassium, zinc, selenium and many other trace minerals. This nutritional supplement is "Liquid Ionic Trace Minerals" derived from purified concentrated water from the Great Salt Lake in Utah. We keep a small spray bottle filled with Liquid Ionic Trace Minerals on the dinner table and spray it on our meals as a salt substitute.
From the booklet Cancer - Its nature and Proposed Treatment by A. Keith Brewer, "Extensive tests were conducted on the first thirty patients starting in March 1981. Eight different types of tumors were represented. Dr. Sartori's treatment included 6 grams of oral cesium chloride per day. As best as can be interpreted by tests conducted, including autopsies on four patients who died by accident or infection, a 100% cure rate was obtained. Virtually all pain disappeared in 24 - 48 hours. The longer times were necessary in patients who had been administered large doses of morphine. The longer times were necessary for morphine withdrawal. Treatment was continued until all evidence of malignancy disappeared. This typically involved about thirty days, although wide variations in time can occur. The patient was then put on a low dose maintenance treatment. Dr. H. Nieper, of Hanover, West Germany, administers cesium chloride at a rate of fifty grams per week with spectacular results, including at least one case of massive primary liver cancer. Other doctors and even patients on their own have used cesium or rubidium salts with excellent results." - page 10.
It would be a good idea to read Dr. Brewer's booklets before attempting his therapy, so that you fully understand what is going on and the potential (minor) side effects of consuming these doses of cesium and/or rubidium salts.
THERAPY BASIS Cancer cells lose their acid-base, pH control mechanism. Cancer cells have a low pH ranging from 7.0 to 6.5 as compared to 7.35 for normal cells.
Due to the acid state the normal enzymes formed within the cell become quite acidic and hence become toxic. Lysosomal enzymes, for example become extremely toxic.
A mass spectrographic analysis of cancer cells showed that the cell membrane readily attached cesium, rubidium and potassium, and transmitted these elements with their associated molecules into the cancer cell. In contrast cancer membranes did not transmit sodium, magnesium, and calcium into the cell: the amount of calcium within a cancer cell is only about 1% of that for normal cells. Potassium transports glucose into the cell. Calcium and magnesium transport oxygen into the cell. As a consequence of the above, oxygen cannot enter cancer cells so the glucose which is normally burned to carbon dioxide and water undergoes fermentation to form lactic acid within the cell. This anaerobic condition was pointed out by Warburg, as early as 1924.
Potassium, and especially rubidium and cesium are the most basic of the elements. When they are taken up by the cancer cells they will thus raise the pH of the cells. Since they are very strong bases as compared to the weak lactic acid it is possible that the pH will be raised to values in the 8.5 to 9 range. In this range the life of the cancer cell is short, being a matter of days at the most. The dead cancer cells are then absorbed by the body fluids and eventually eliminated from the system. - Dr. Brewer, High pH Cancer Therapy With Cesium, page 5.
Dr. Brewer describes the complementary relationship between potassium and calcium in cellular respiration when he writes, "In the normal cell the glucose, upon entering the cell, reacts with the oxygen in the cell and is burned to carbon dioxide and water with the liberation of heat. This heat in turn is absorbed on the membrane surface and raises the P=O radicals to an energized state which permits them to attach more Ca++ ions. Thus it will be seen that the amount of oxygen entering the cell is determined by oxidation within the cell, primarily that of glucose. This action is responsible for the pH control mechanism of the cell which maintains a value near 7.35." - see www.mwt.net/~drbrewer/highpH.htm
Cesium and Aloe Vera
Some people have found that Aloe Vera complements the action of cesium chloride in the fight for health. The active ingredient in Aloe Vera is "acemannan" which is a string of molecules of a simple sugar called "mannose". You can drink gallons of Aloe Vera juice, or you can obtain mannose in another form.
Fenugreek contains high amounts of a substance called "galactomannan" which is a compound of two simple sugars galactose and mannose.
Research into glyconutrients has revealed that there are 8 simple sugars, including mannose and galactose, that are essential for good health. We (http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/cancerpain.htm) recommend that you consider buying or creating a nutritional supplement that includes all eight.
5. Hydrazine Sulphate
Hydrazine Sulphate is not a nutrient, it is a drug. The body has no nutritional requirement for hydrazine sulphate and so it is not something that you would consider taking unless you have cancer. Hydrazine sulphate does not work for every cancer patient. One of the reasons hydrazine sulphate may not work is because its effect is blocked by consumption of alcohol, tranquilizers or barbiturates, so if you are using any of these substances, don't bother using hydrazine sulphate.
Hydrazine sulphate is worth trying for all forms of cancer. Research indicates that hydrazine sulphate on its own is not a cure for cancer, but it can improve the quality of life and extend life, perhaps giving time for other complementary therapies to help defeat the cancer.
Cachexia is the wasting away of the cancer patient's body. The person is reduced to skin and bones, while the cancer continues growing vigorously. What is happening is that the cancer incompletely metabolizes glucose, turning it into lactic acid. Please see our oxygen page for more information regarding cancer metabolism. This lactic acid (if it reaches the bloodstream) travels to the liver where it is converted back into glucose by a procedure that consumes an enormous amount of the body's energy. This happens over and over again as the cancer grows and the rest of the body wastes away. Hydrazine sulphate blocks a key enzyme in the liver that allows lactic acid to be converted into glucose.
Hydrazine sulphate has the following effects:
Hydrazine sulphate stops the growth of animal cancers.
Hydrazine sulphate works by stopping gluconeogenesis (the cancer is starved). Healthy cells do not starve, because they can also derive energy from the metabolism of fats.
Hydrazine sulphate is relatively non-toxic at the recommend doses. It is toxic at high doses, so more is not necessarily better.
Hydrazine sulphate controls cancerous growths in humans (in many patients the cancer will stop growing).
Hydrazine sulphate can produce a significant reduction in pain, a feeling of euphoria, increased appetite, and improvement in general well-being. Instead of waiting to die, cancer patients become cheerful, optimistic and want to live.
Hydrazine sulphate does not depress or destroy white blood cells or bone marrow as standard chemotherapy often does.
Hydrazine sulphate can be used together with other therapies.
Hydrazine sulphate has been researched extensively in Russia and other countries, including several published double blind studies performed in the United States. The American Cancer Society removed hydrazine sulphate from its "Unproven Methods" list in November 1979.
Hydrazine sulphate is taken in pill form. The recommended dose to start with is one 60 milligram pill each day for the first three days, 60 milligrams twice a day for the next three days, and 60 milligrams three times a day thereafter. If the response is good at 60 milligrams twice a day, then stay at that level. Hydrazine sulphate is so readily available for industrial purposes that it would be difficult to stop anyone from taking it or marketing it, though the FDA did raid two suppliers in 1989. A one year's supply of hydrazine sulphate in 60 mg pill form costs about $200.
If you have cancer, hydrazine sulphate is a form of "chemotherapy" that is compatible with our 8 step program to prevent and remove cancer. Due to its lack of toxicity, hydrazine sulphate should be a treatment of first resort, not last resort. However, demand for hydrazine sulphate must come from cancer patients, because there is no financial incentive for the medical establishment to promote it.
The devastating effects of cancer are due to two things: 1) the tumor can destroy vital organs, and 2) the body wastes away through cachexia. Hydrazine sulphate is the first significant treatment for cachexia and has the potential to stop tumor growth while reducing pain and suffering for millions of people.
Hydrazine sulphate is only for cancer patients. As a rule, on the Alkalize For Health website we try to promote things that are also for healthy people who want to PREVENT cancer. The reasons we included hydrazine sulphate are because it is non-toxic, inexpensive, useful to prevent pain, and you are not likely to hear about it from your doctor. It can be useful to COMPLEMENT the treatments you receive from your doctor and the various things you do to help yourself.
Rats fed sugar develop more cancer than rats fed starch...
A mouse model of human breast cancer demonstrated that tumors are sensitive to blood-glucose levels. Sixty-eight mice were injected with an aggressive strain of breast cancer, then fed diets to induce either high blood-sugar (hyperglycemia), normoglycemia or low blood-sugar (hypoglycemia). There was a dose-dependent response in which the lower the blood glucose, the greater the survival rate. After 70 days, 8 of 24 hyperglycemic mice survived compared to 16 of 24 normoglycemic and 19 of 20 hypoglycemic.
"Cancer cannot exist without stress. One hundred percent impossible! There are a lot of debates on types of stress — physical and psychological — but for a cell it doesn't matter where the stress comes from. Every cancer patient has a sugar problem. Insulin transports sugar to cells. Adrenaline — and to a lesser extent cortisol and glucagon — takes it away. Everyone thinks that if you are under a lot of stress, you have an excess of adrenaline. This is true, but it's only the beginning. Long-term stress results in adrenaline shortages. That's what you see in cancer patients. So the cell is full of sugar that is not broken down. These cells die. Sugar is a poison; too much of it destroys your arteries, your kidneys and your bones. The body combats that danger by creating tumours — as a last resort for getting rid of the sugar surplus." - Lothar Hirneise
When the liver, pancreas and adrenal glands are exhausted and you eat too much sugar, where does it go? Instead of being metabolized, the sugar ferments in the body. In a sense, the cancer tumor is a last resort adaptation designed to eat up the surplus sugar. See fermentation 1, 2. Also see Hydrazine Sulphate for an explanation of the cycle of glucose conversion to lactic acid in the cancer cell, followed by lactic acid conversion to glucose in the liver. This cycle burns up an enormous amount of energy, causing cachexia in the cancer patient.
Cancer was named by the ancients, after the great veins that usually surround the malignant growth, who compared them to the "claws of a crab" or "cancer" (Latin). - Reich (page 61).
Editor's note: These great veins carry glucose to the cancer site. Also, the increased blood flow to the cancer creates a "hot spot" that is the basis for "thermography" which can see cancer years before "mammography". Mammography looks for the increased density of tumors. Thermography is a much more gentle procedure that does not require squashing the breasts (contributes to breast sagging), nor does it expose the breasts to cancer-causing radiation, making it much safer than mammography. Modern high-resolution thermography devices are much more accurate and reliable than mammography. For initial screening, thermography should replace mammography everywhere immediately.
"A unique aspect of cancerous tumor growth is a process called neoangiogenesis (new blood-vessel growth). As the cells multiply, they need an increased blood supply to bring in nutrients and remove waste. This increase in circulation gives off heat. An infrared-type camera can detect this heat, giving the patient and doctor an opportunity to take action long before a tumor develops...thermography can see developing pathology eight to 10 years before any other method. This is well in time to take corrective measures to stop or reverse the deterioration. (My research and years of clinical experience suggest that one can usually reverse precancerous cells. Once they become cancerous, you are dealing with another animal entirely.)" - Dr. Robert Jay Rowen's Second Opinion, June 2002.
Insulin Potentiating Therapy (IPT)
"Cancer cells need glucose to burn for energy. They are almost totally dependent upon glucose as their energy source, while other cells can also burn fats. With few exceptions, all cells require insulin to allow glucose to enter. Since cancer cells are totally dependent on glucose as their only energy source, they have many more insulin receptors on their membranes (this is how the cancer cell consumes the glucose). In fact, they may have anywhere from six to 15 times the number of insulin receptors as normal cells, giving them a real competitive advantage in swallowing up fuel.
But insulin has other effects as well. In addition to insulin opening up the path for glucose to enter, it also makes the cell membrane more permeable to other substances, including chemotherapy drugs. Thus, because insulin receptors are so concentrated on cancer cells, increasing the insulin in the cancer patient's body opens the cancer up. When this happens, the cancer can be selectively targeted by the cancer drugs without affecting the normal cells. More drugs will enter the cancer cells in the presence of insulin. In fact, a study in the early 1980's showed that the chemotherapy drug methotrexate had its ability to kill breast cancer cells magnified 10,000 times when the cells were prepared with insulin!
...This means a far smaller quantity of chemotherapy drugs are needed to achieve effectiveness. Hence - little, if any, toxicity!" - Dr. Robert Jay Rowen's Second Opinion, September 2001. See http://www.iptq.org/ for more information about Insulin Potentiating Therapy (IPT) or read Dr. Hauser's new book Treating Cancer with Insulin Potentiation Therapy.
The Fungal Nature of Cancer
Fungi must first make a fat or lipid (sterol) to make ergosterol. Fungal cells can only make sterols from carbohydrates. Human cells can make sterols from both carbohydrates and ingested fats. When using hydrazine sulphate to block the enzymes required to produce sterols from carbohydrates, fungi cannot produce ergosterol. However, human cells can continue to produce cholesterol from ingested fats and stored fats. As a consequence, there is no toxicity to the human cells, but fungi cannot multiply. More information regarding the fungal nature of cancer.
"For many patients, battling cancer has also meant fighting constant pain, or relying on strong narcotics like demerol or morphine derivatives. Hyperthermia is an excellent alternative to the use of this addictive drugs. Not only it is an effective cancer treatment, but it often dramatically reduces pain which allows for better quality of life. Subsequently, this enables many people to devote more energy to their fight against cancer." - Valley Cancer Institute
We have an entire web page devoted to hyperthermia, with complete instructions regarding how you can do hyperthermia at home in your sauna, hot tub, jacuzzi or bath.
7. Medicinal Mushrooms
Dr. Hiroaki Namba of Japan gave Maitake mushroom extract to 105 people with advanced cancer and found that pain was reduced for 83% of them. Clinical studies indicate that the mushroom extract also helps reduce side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, and significantly improves symptoms or regression of tumors. The mushroom extracts are helpful with both solid tumors and leukemia.
8. Enzyme Therapy
"Enzymes substantially reduce the occurrence of metastases and the recurrence of cancer. They make malignant tissues more sensitive to radiation, and at the same time, reduce pain and other side effects of radiation. When used in conjunction with surgery, they reduce postoperative pain and hemorrhage. In terminal patients, they ease the pain of the last days, quite often eliminating the need for strong drugs, which can make the patient somewhat less than human. They are useful in conjunction with many other forms of therapy. They are effective against a broad spectrum of malignant diseases, including cancers of the reproductive organs, the breast, the skin, the digestive system, connective tissues, and others (including Hodgkin's disease and leukemia)." - Enzymes & Enzyme Therapy, Anthony J. Chichoke, D.C., Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut, 1994, pages 193-194.
Do You Have a Breast Lump?
"The Janker Clinic's test results indicated that the benign lumps and painful processes disappeared in 90% of women using enzymes with vitamin E. Should the lump later reappear, a repeat course of enzyme tablets and vitamin E usually had the same positive result. This seems to be an almost harmless recipe, but one which is certainly capable of freeing many women of anxiety, thus sparing them other, more unpleasant, treatments." - Enzymes & Enzyme Therapy, page 192.
Editor's Note: If possible, always use natural source vitamin E containing mixed tocopherols.
9. Colloidal Gold
In July 1935, the medical periodical "Clinical, Medicine & Surgery" had an article entitled "Colloidal Gold in Inoperable Cancer" written by Edward H. Ochsner, M.D., B.S., F.A.C.S., Chicago-Consulting Surgeon, Augustana Hospital. He stated, "When the condition is hopeless, Colloidal Gold helps prolong life and makes life much more bearable, both to the patient and to those about them, because it shortens the period of terminal cachexia (general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease) and greatly reduces pain and discomfort and the need of opiates (narcotics) in a majority of instances." - www.colloidalgold.com/past.htm
10. Organic Germanium
"One of the most widely appearing "anecdotal" report in case histories of patients treated either in Dr. Asai's Germanium clinic, or with European physicians, is the alleviation of pain with the administration of organic Germanium. This includes terminal cancer victims, sufferers of arthritis, and angina patients. Dr. Asai himself described the virtual absence of pain and the improved sense of well-being associated with cancer surgery with taking large doses of organic Germanium. One man with a cartilagenous tumour of the lung, underwent an angiogram, which previously has been excruciating, without pain.
Since pain is also subjectively modulated by mood, belief, hope, stress, etc., these reports of lessening of pain, might be attributed to psychological factors rather than organic Germanium. However, recent neuropharmacological data attained through laboratory animal studies, has demonstrated concrete results attesting to organic Germanium's neuro-modulatory and analgesic properties" - http://www.positivehealth.com/permit/Articles/Nutrition/Germanium/chapter6.htm
Oxy-Powder contains organic germanium as one of its ingredients.
Vitamin C, vitamin B17, cesium and rubidium, hydrazine sulphate, hyperthermia, enzymes, colloidal gold, and organic germanium are all in the public domain and unpatentable. The major drug companies receive their huge profits from patented drugs. This is why there is resistance to the use of these substances as treatments for cancer and cancer pain.
a) TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation)
"TENS was designed to relieve pain by sending gentle electrical impulses through the skin to the nerves. This suppresses pain by blocking the pain signals before they reach the brain. TENS sends these gentle impulses through lead wires that are connected to electrodes. These electrodes are strategically placed at appropriate pain sights on the body. Because there are many different kinds of pain, and each individual is unique, pain relief varies from person to person. Some users experience pain relief only while the TENS unit is turned on. For others, relief continues for a length of time even after the unit is turned off. TENS is an excellent, non-drug alternative for chronic pain such as lower-back ache and arthritis. It is also useful in relieving acute pain associated with surgery, traumatic injury, and other conditions." - http://www.paintechnology.com/046.htm
This small, hand-held electrical device was developed for the Russian space program. It stimulates the body to heal itself, can be used to help overcome almost any health problem, and has been used successfully on many thousands of patients over the past 25 years.
The Russian-made device is called Scenar or Skenar. The Chinese-made device (under license) is called Space Healer. Do a search of the Internet and you will find much information and many suppliers. Or you may find a health professional near you who is using this device in his/her practice. The device is licensed by the British Standards Institute for pain relief. http://www.energetic-medicine.net/scenar.html http://www.alternative-doctor.com/specials/scenar.htm The Space Healer, a product of the Russian space industry, is a neuro-adaptive electro-stimulator, similar in some ways to a TENS (Trans-cutaneous Electric Neuro-Stimulator) unit, only much more powerful. This device relieves pain often in just a matter of minutes. It has also been shown to restore blocked nerve pathways and improve cellular health. It is hand-held, battery operated, adjustable and extremely safe. The Space Healer is close to 100% effective for strains, muscle pains, and superficial injuries, and has shown remarkable healing effects for a wide variety of other medical conditions including hypertension, hemorrhoids, ear pain and infection, bladder infection, breast pain, menstrual abnormalities, sinusitis, bronchitis, colds, a variety of intestinal ills and prostatic hypertrophy. Often several treatments are necessary for complete relief.
Effective Recovery from Addictions
One of the problems encountered by recovering alcoholics is loss of short term memory due to degeneration of the brain. Generally it takes about eight alcohol-free years to recover. Dr. Bob Beck has designed a device he calls the "Brain Tuner" that uses electrical frequencies to stimulate the brain's production of neurotransmitters. Dr. Beck claims that by using the Brain Tuner for 40 minutes a day, short term memory is restored in five days. With chronic alcoholics, Korsakoff's psychosis is reversed in three to five days. Likewise for heroin addiction - the brain's ability to produce neurotransmitters returns to normal in three to five days. The Brain Tuner is also useful in the recovery from other addictions, as well as insomnia, anxiety and depression. "About 95% of the people who use these devices for a period of less than a month, find complete reversal of these symptoms." - Dr. Bob Beck.
The brain tuner is a small device with a headset that looks much like a Sony Walkman, and can also be used as a TENS device. Read more about electro-medicine.
"These devices could absolutely rock the boat of the pharmaceutical industry, the liquor industry, the tobacco industry, the doctors who make a great deal of money." - Dr. Bob Beck.
The Brain Tuner is about 95% effective for addictions to heroin, morphine, Valium and Librium. It is about 45% effective for tobacco. It is also helpful for dyslexia. Based on the difficulty of kicking the habit, tobacco is four and one half times more addictive than heroin.
For recovery from addictions, Alkalize For Health suggests Dr. Bob Beck's Brain Tuner, nutritional support, increased oxygen, large doses of DMG (Dimethylglycine), practice of Transcendental Meditation, detoxification by means of hyperthermia and exercise, plus participation in a support group.
Source: International Journal of the Addictions 12 (1977): 729-754, American Journal of Psychiatry 131 (1974): 60-63, International Journal of the Addictions 26 (1991): 293-325.
Comment from an alcoholic rehabilitation center in California: "You know if somebody comes in here who has good insurance, we can run up about a $9,000 bill on laboratory tests alone...pathology, kidney test, blood test, you name it. He has to be in here for at least a week and a half to 14 days before we break even on our television advertising budget alone. The person gets glossed up...the family's happy...he goes back to work. 75% of them will backslide within six months. You come in here with a device that will totally restore them in five days? Why, we are a franchise, we are here to make money for our stockholders...."
Almost anything can be addictive - gambling, sex, sugar, caffeine, exercise... The common denominator is that they stimulate the production of neurotransmitters in the addict's brain. When you feel the addictive urge, reach for your Brain Tuner instead. Plus, practice our entire 8 step anti-cancer program to restore balance to your physiology on an ongoing basis.
12. Laughter As An Antidote IDS Healthlines
You may have noticed that when you are having fun and laughing you feel better than when you are sad and brooding! You feel better when you laugh because it increases your metabolism, your muscles are stimulated and neurochemicals enter your bloodstream.
A specific example of laughter on a serious illness is included in Norman Cousin's book, "Anatomy of an Illness". Former editor of "The Saturday Review", Cousins had a very serious and painful disorder of the connective tissue collagen (his cells were literally, coming apart). The pain medications doctors gave him were seldom effective and he was often in excruciating pain. Doctors set his recovery chances at one in 500.
Cousins decided that humor might be an answer. He arranged for videotapes of old Candid Camera and other old comedy shows to be shown at his hospital bedside. After a few hours of genuine belly-laughing fun, Cousins was entirely pain-free for hours more, and sometimes even days. And despite the odds, he ultimately recovered.
New studies also show that laughter can help defeat infection by assisting the immune system. According to a study at Western New England College at Springfield, MA., laughter increases an antibody in the saliva that lowers a person's susceptibility to upper respiratory illness. The levels of this antibody were already higher in those who regularly use humor to face life's problems.
Lee S. Burk, an immunologist at Loma Linda says, negative emotions can manipulate the immune system, and it now seems positive ones can do something similar. Cortisol, which is an immune suppressor, has a tremendous influence on the system. Laughter decreases cortisol, which allows interleuken-2 and other immune boosters to express themselves. Like so many things, humor and health are interdependent. When you feel good, things seem more humorous, and when you laugh you feel better.
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." ~ Emerson
A short article about the health benefits of laughter appeared in a 1990 issue of Mothering magazine with the title Giving Mirth. It is a curious title because it associates laughter with the birth process. Giving birth is a jubilant event that brings new life into the world. When we give mirth, we breathe new life into our cells, our mind, our outlook. Giving mirth stimulates the senses. It relieves pain, reduces stress. It helps us, if only temporarily, forget our troubles. - Schmidt, Michael, et al., Beyond Antibiotics - 50 (or so) Ways to Boost Immunity and Avoid Antibiotics, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 1994, page 177.
We hope this page on Twelve Ways to Reduce Cancer Pain will be useful to people with cancer. None of these are addictive or harmful. If you are considering taking morphine, why not first try these non-addictive pain reducers? By taking advantage of all eleven of these pain reducers you will strengthen your collagen, increase your alkalinity, starve your tumors, lengthen your life, improve the quality of your life, and perhaps even begin the process of dissolving your tumors.
More than this, we hope that knowing something about what is in store for those who get cancer will help encourage healthy people to take action now to PREVENT cancer.
Brewer, A. Keith, High pH Cancer Therapy With Cesium, available from the A. Keith Brewer International Science Library, 325 N Central Avenue, Richland Center, Wi 53581, phone 608-647-6513, fax 608-647-6797, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.mwt.net/~drbrewer.
Brewer, A. Keith, Cancer - Its nature and Proposed Treatment, available from the A. Keith Brewer International Science Library, 325 N Central Avenue, Richland Center, Wi 53581, phone 608-647-6513, fax 608-647-6797, email email@example.com, website www.mwt.net/~drbrewer.
Cameron, Ewan and Linus Pauling, Cancer and Vitamin C, Camino Books, Philadelphia, 1993.
Cousins, N., Anatomy of an Illness, New York, Bantam Books, 1979.
For more information on Vitamin C, Vitamin B-17, and Hydrazine Sulphate, see their respective chapters in Ralph W. Moss Ph.D., The Cancer Industry - The Classic Expose on the Cancer Establishment, Paragon House, NY, 1991.
Sahelian, Ray, Mind Boosters A Guide To Natural Supplements That Enhance Your Mind, Memory, and Mood, St. Martin's Press, 2000.
For more information on complementary medicine, see our our Complementary Medicine page. If you need assistance to find a medical professional interested in complementary medicine see our Useful Links page.
Off to a Fast Start...Cancer prevention can improve your Family Life in surprising ways. Puberty is when the body begins to produce large amounts of sex hormones. Puberty used to occur at about 16 or 17 years of age and over the course of this century has been occurring at younger ages in children in certain cultures. In the United States some girls are now becoming sexually active and pregnant as young as age 9.
Early menarchy is a problem for families and schoolteachers. Children become independent and willful, wanting adult rights long before they are ready to assume responsibility for their actions (every "right" has a corresponding "responsibility"). While early menarchy cannot be reversed, it can be prevented and many of the problems associated with early menarchy can be successfully solved by our 8 step program to prevent cancer. The result is calmer emotions, clearer thinking, more harmonious family and social life, greater success in school, less stress for everyone, and less cancer. For the sake of your family, every parent needs to learn how to prevent and minimize the effects of early menarchy.