Cacao, the Chocolate Fruit

Liquid Chocolate

Cacao –Food of the Gods

Cacao is among the most famous plants on Earth. Its name comes from the Greek, and means “food of the gods”. Cacao was used and cultivated by ancient Central American indigenous tribes such as the Mayas, Aztecs and Kunas as currency. Their abundant gold was used as a mere decoration as it could not be as valuable as that which produced health.

Modern scientists are re-discovering the many medicinal uses of antioxidant-rich cacao, including its ability to fight cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression, while stimulating cognitive function, improving memory and intelligence.

Cacao, and Natural Chocolate

Liquid Chocolate, made from the Cacao Fruit
Liquid Chocolate, made from the Cacao Fruit

Cacao is the most important component in the production of chocolate. While commercial chocolates often contain copious amounts of sugar, cow milk and other addictive and toxic substances, it is certainly possible to produce a high quality chocolate using only healthy ingredients like cacao, coconut, and a natural sweetener like stevia, honey or maple syrup.

Health Benefits of Cacao and Chocolate

A 2012 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found a “close, significant linear correlation between chocolate consumption per capita and the number of Nobel laureates”. (1)

Other recent studies have shown a positive effect on cholesterol, cough, weight loss, eczema, heart disease, high blood pressure and skin care.

In my wellness center, several female clients reported an absence of PMS symptoms following a chocolate therapy administered prior to the expected onset of the monthly symptoms. This chocolate therapy consisted of painting dark chocolate sauce on the patient from head to toe, allowing the skin to absorb the nutrients, as well as inhalation of the chocolate aroma, and a small amount of this same chocolate mixture was consumed.

Chocolate has long been considered an aphrodisiac and a mood-enhancer. Raw cacao stimulates the production of endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin, important neurotransmitters that block pain while creating pleasure and relaxation. Endorphins are our natural pain relievers; when pain suddenly disappears, a feeling of euphoria takes its place. Dopamine produces a feeling of joy with heightened focus and attention. Serotonin is our natural anti-depressant and it is important for relaxation and sleep. Each of these neurotransmitters are needed for good physical and mental health. Higher-than-normal levels of these neurotransmitters is likely to produce a feeling of intense pleasure and euphoria.

Interestingly, when forced to choose between chocolate and sex, 22 percent of women said they’d prefer chocolate. A survey of  2000 people found that alcohol, chocolate and sex were the three most difficult things to forgo.  (2)

It is important to keep both sides of this coin in proper perspective. While decreasing pain and increasing both pleasure and relaxation are normally welcomed benefits, relying on any one nutrient to stimulate these natural functions can lead to addiction and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if consumption ceases. In other words, cacao may be considered a medicine, and it is important to regulate the dosage. An excess external stimulation may cause the body to under-produce on its own, which would explain the withdrawal symptoms.

The Chicago Sun Times reported that people who suffer extreme depression have an irregular production of phenylethylamine or PEA, an amphetamine that stimulates dopamine receptors and increases mental alertness, pulse,  blood pressure and blood sugar levels. When we fall in love, our brain naturally releases phenylethlamine, producing so much pleasure that it can be addictive. The heartbroken may self-medicate by binging on chocolate since chocolate is high in phenylethylamine.

Theophylline is a stimulant of the heart and central nervous system, relaxes the bronchial smooth muscles, and may be effective in preventing and treating apnea in premature infancy.

Anandamide is an endocannabinoid. Endocannabinoids occur naturally in the brain, but are most concentrated in the cannabis plant, and to a much lesser extent in cacao.

The Raw Cacao Fruit

Cacao pod
Cacao pod

Pictured above is an entire cacao pod, which grows directly from the trunk of a tree in Central America.

Cacao pod, split open
Cacao pod, split open

The picture above shows the cacao pod sliced in half, revealing the seeds covered in a sweet gooey white gel.

Cacao seeds coated in gel
Cacao seeds coated in gel

Pictured above are the raw seeds covered in white slimy gel. This sweet gel may be the key to prevention of cancer and heart disease as it is consumed by the indigenous tribe that does not suffer either of these degenerative diseases. There are almost no studies on the consumption of the gel, most probably because developed countries normally only receive the processed cacao and have never had access to the fruit in its raw form.

Cacaotero Theobroma

The scientific name of the chocolate fruit is “Cacaotero Theobroma”. Its chemical composition includes a large number of vitamins, amino acids and other phyto-nutrients… over 300 compounds in all. The flavor components include polyphenols, aliphatic esters, unsaturated aromatic carbonyls, pyrazines, diketopiperazines, and theobromine.

Per 100 grams, the seed contains 456 calories, 3.6 grams of water, 12.0 grams of protein, 46.3 grams of fat, 34.7 grams of total carbohydrate, 8.6 grams of fiber, 106 mg of calcium, 537 mg phosphorus, 3.6 mg iron, 30 mg beta-carotene, 0.17 mg of thiamine (Vitamin B1), 0.14 mg riboflavin (Vitamin B2), 1.7 mg niacin (Vitamin B3), and 3 mg ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

Wealth of India reported that the edible pulp of the fruit contains 79.7–88.5% water, 0.5–0.7% albuminoids, astringents, etc.; 8.3–13.1% glucose, 0.4–0.9% sucrose, a trace of starch, 0.2–0.4% non-volatile acids (as tartaric), 0.03% Fe2O3 and 0.4% mineral salts (K, Na, Ca, Mg).

Raw seeds contain 0.24 mg/100 g thiamine, 0.41 riboflavin, 0.09 pyridoxine, 2.1 nicotinamide, and 1.35 pantothenic acid.

Cocoa also contains about 18% proteins, fats (cocoa butter), amines and alkaloids including theobromine (0.5 to 2.7%), caffeine (ca 0.25% in cocoa; 0.7 to 1.70 in fat-free beans, with forasteros containing less than 0.1% and criollos containing 1.43 to 1.70%), tyramine, dopamine, salsolinol, trigonelline, nicotinic acid, and free amino acids; tannins; phospholipids; and more.

The seeds, leaves and roots contain alkaloids theobromine and caffeine which has diuretic and vasodilator. Antitumor activity was found in the root and bark. The seeds contain fat (cocoa butter) are used in pharmacy as an emollient and for making ointments and creams. It is helpful in treating dry skin, burns, dandruff, dysentery, measles, and even snakebites, according to folk healers. Overall, cocoa is slightly tonic and stimulant, although in large doses or in sensitive individuals, can cause insomnia and tachycardia. (5)

Cacao and Caffeine

To compare the amount of caffeine in a 6 oz cup of various beverages, I rely on information from Tyler and Palotti (6,7).

  1. Expresso coffee: 310 mg
  2. Boiled coffee: 100 mg
  3. Instant coffee: 65mg
  4. Hierba mate: 25–50 mg
  5. Tea: 10–50 mg
  6. Cola: 25 mg
  7. Coca cola: 20 mg
  8. Cocoa (cacao): 13 mg
  9. Pepsi cola: 10 mg

References

  1. Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates, Franz H. Messerli, The New England Journal of Medicine, October 18, 2012.
  2. Cancer Research UK, survey of 2000 people
  3. The Chicago Sun Times
  4. Wealth of India
  5. Maria Candelaria, 102-year-old herbalist
  6. Tyler 1982
  7. Palotti 1977

Dr. Omar Moreno: Wifi Radiation linked to cancer, headaches and reduction of sperm count

Respected Reader,

Doctor Omar Moreno
Doctor Omar Moreno

WIFI RADIATION SEVERELY AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR FAMILY.

Availability of Wi-Fi is very convenient as it eliminates the use of cables. This technology is used in computers, tablets and mobile phones for sending e-mails and surfing the Internet anywhere within the range of the Wi-Fi signal.

Yet despite these benefits, studies show that the radiation generated by wireless routers negatively affects our health.

British activist website “Stop Smart Meters” recently published a list of 34 scientific studies showing adverse biological effects of exposure to Wi-Fi , including studies that link it to headaches, reduced sperm count and oxidative stress, which can ultimately lead to cancer.

The latest study of the damage caused by Wi-Fi comes from a surprisingly humble source: five  fifth-grade girls in Denmark, whose science experiment revealed that the wireless radiation is equally devastating to plants.

UNDENIABLE RESULTS

The experiment began when the five students realised that they had difficulty concentrating in school if they slept near their mobile phones the night before… see more.

TIPS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST WI-FI RADIATION

Follow these tips to protect your health and that of your family from Wi-Fi radiation… view more

REDUCE YOUR EXPOSURE TO WI-FI RADIATION

If you can not do without your Wi-FI, minimize it so… read more

Greetings and blessings,

Dr. Omar Moreno ND- DSNM

 

References

Loren Lockman on the body’s reaction to eating cooked food

Gourmet Meals

In this video, Loren Lockman of the Tanglewood Wellness Center answers the question “what happens to the human body on eating cooked food?”

Does eating cooked food affect the body’s temperature?

It does. Normal body temperature is 98.6 Fahrenheight or 37 Celsius. But normal means, not healthy, but average. Is this the healthy temperature?
Not necessarily.

Every time that you put cooked food in your body, your body says “something is wrong” and there is an immune response.

This was proven in an experiment about 80 years ago, where the same group of people were fed at different times both raw and cooked food. The result was that, each time a person ate cooked foods, the scientists observed the condition known as leucocytosis, the process by which the body sends white blood cells to the site of an injury.

Prior to this study, scientists were not aware that this process occured during digestion, so a new term was coined: “digestive leucocytosis”. But this condition did NOT occur when the same people ate raw food.

In a later study, scientists in Sweden showed that when we cook anything, we create acrylamide, a known carcinogen. The scientists were actually trying to understand why people that work with this chemical did not have any increased propensity to cancer. The researchers found that the reason for the lack of increased risk is due to the fact that nearly everyone exposes themselves to this chemical on a daily basis!

If you are consuming cooked carbohydrates, you are consuming (according to the U.S. goverment) up to 100 times the “safe” quantity of acrylamide.

Although the government claims that there is in fact a “safe” amount of a toxic carcinogen, Loren and I beg to differ: there is no safe quantity.

Loren asks “might this be the reason that cancer has been growing so rapidly?… Well [the constant exposure to carcinogens] certainly plays a major role”.

Every time you eat cooked food, your intelligent body says “oh this is toxic!”, and responds as though it has been poisoned… but only because it has!

To contact Loren, please visit www.tanglewoodwellnesscenter.com

GMO’s hidden in your food linked with cancer, migraines, sterility, diabetes, autism and digestive disorders

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. In essence, mad scientists extract parts of a gene from one species and force it onto another species. The short term effect is a new, patentable gene that has a disgusting safety record.

But safety has nothing to do with GMO, whose only goal is to produce profits for the patent-holder. GMO’s do not offer a single benefit to the consumer. They do not taste better, or offer any additional nutrient value. The manufacturer does promise a benefit to farmers, but fails to deliver on that promise.

What is the promise to farmers?

Farmers erroneously believe they will receive higher yields  with the GMO crops. In reality, the yields are higher with organic, sustainable crops, which are more resistant to drought. Therefore the only “benefit” to the farmer is a more expensive seed that is “roundup-ready”, meaning that they can spray copious amounts of Glyphosate (a chemical weapon of war) on their food crops. Everything will die except for zombified plants that look like food.

What happens to Animals fed GMO’s?

Animals often instinctively avoid the GMO’s. Researchers have been repeatedly shocked at seeing the animals’ refusal to eat the GMO food that looks identical to the organic version. When they are forced to eat GMO’s, they often develop grotesque tumours, have stillborn babies, or are rendered infertile. The effect is passed down to future generations. When an animal is fed GMO’s, her offspring will typically be smaller, may die suddenly within the first week, or will likely be infertile. Instead of a perpetual cycle of producing new generations forever, the way God intended, the GMO-fed animals usually extinguish themselves within just three generations.

What about Human Trials?

Well that is kind of a trick question, since there have been none! Yes, that’s right. Some lawmakers thought that it would be a good idea to skip the human trials and proceed to allow the Evil Monsanto to release its animal-disfiguring and toxic GMO’s directly to the market so that YOU (yes, YOU) can be the guinea pig!

OH MY GOD! Are you serious?

Unfortunately, yes.  The unwitting human test-subjects are already showing a plethora of horrible symptoms, most commonly headaches including migraines, inflammation (everywhere) and every kind of digestive disorder, plus food allergies. Also, most long-term disorders including diabetes and autism have steadily increased since the release of GMO’s just a few years ago. The full extent of the damage is still unknown, because diseases like cancer often take many years to develop. In about 5-10 more years, if GMO’s are still around, there may be a huge amount of evidence proving that GMO’s are directly related to cancer.

But you’ll have to wait about 70 more years to find out if your grand-kids are able to continue the family-tradition of making babies. One of the main reasons that scientists use animals for scientific study is precisely this: most animals have a much shorter lifespan than we do. We can therefore see the “long-term” effects of a substance much faster than if we wait for three human generations. Certainly, there are some cases where a substance is harmful to an animal yet harmless to humans and vice versa. That’s why we (normally) have three phases of study before allowing a substance into the market:

Phase one: test tubes! If it looks harmful in a test tube, then we probably shouldn’t feed it to an animal!

Phase two: animals! If it looks to be beneficial in the test tubes, let’s test it on a sick animal, and see if it cures them! But if we give it to a healthy animal and the animal dies or becomes seriously ill, then we definitely shouldn’t be giving this to humans.

Phase three: humans! If a substance has been shown to cure sick animals, there may be some humans willing to try their luck. This is usually done with the full consent of the patient, who is required to read a long list of possible side effects, then sign a waiver of responsibility… in case the experiment is unsuccessful.

It’s deplorable that the government has allowed good, honest, non-consenting individuals to become part of this sick experiment. I did not sign any consent form. Did you? I thought not. And yet these GMO’s are now so ubiquitous that they are hard to avoid. Nearly the entire supermarket is filled with them. They are most likely in your fridge and in your gut. Sadly, you’ve probably fed these same poisons to your children, believing them to be safe, at least as safe as other processed food.

So what can I do?

Opt out of the experiment immediately! If you live in a country that has a modicum of respect for human life, the GMO’s will either be completely banned or at least properly labeled. If you live in the USA or Canada, whose governments claim to protect life but so far have not followed through on that promise, you’ll have to assume that GMO’s are in just about every package of processed food. In particular, you should stay away from ALL non-organic products containing corn, soy and canola.

I am sure that you love your family as much as I love mine. If so, then you will want to inform each and every member of your family (and there is no need to stop there) about the looming dangers of GMO. You may want to send them this article, or buy a copy of the documentary above. You may also want to help your family clean out its fridges and pantries. If it seems like “wasting money” to throw away food, remember these two points:

First, illness ALWAYS costs more than wellness!

And second, GMO’s are NOT food!!!!!!!!!!!

With Chemotherapy, Less is More

Oncologists continue using chemotherapy drugs because of the scientific studies that support their use while alternative health “experts” are screaming the benefits of natural substances that are helpful and less dangerous. After carefully considering the pros and cons of each, it is clear that while small doses of chemo may provide some benefit to some patients, higher cumulative doses should be avoided.

Doctors are scientists that are focused on one thing: using the best tools available whose effectiveness are scientifically proven to improve or lengthen the life of the patient. Naturopaths and other alternative practitioners also attempt to improve and lengthen the patient’s life, but very often relies on common sense, folk traditions, and informally-gathered “anecdotes” that may or may not qualify as legitimate evidence, depending on who you ask.

If you ask me, I say that medicines continue to be handled by doctors, herbs continue to be handled by herbalists, and evidence continue to be handled by lawyers and judges.

Scientists prefer to base their opinion on larger, more formal studies, with strict procedures for comparing the effect of one substance against a fake. In most cases the look-alike is a sugar pill or a saline injection that tricks the patient into believing that she is receiving an active ingredient. To achieve the so-called “gold standard” of scientific studies, the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, even the doctor must be fooled into thinking that she is administering the drug.

No herbalist can afford to conduct such a study. Herbs are in the public domain, available to patients for free or for next to nothing. The herbalist has heard that a particular natural substance will have a beneficial effect based the vitamins or minerals that it contains, or based on the success stories from past users. But these “anecdotes” are considered unscientific.

Where is the truth in all of this?

A wise man that I know taught me to go to great lengths to find the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, no matter how obvious the truth may seem on the surface, and no matter how confusing things get when you dig up heaps of seemingly-disconnected facts. Only the most thoughtful and most patient among us are willing to take the time to carefully examine each scientific study and each “unscientific” anecdote to decide which of these belongs in the final weighing of the evidence.

In a perfect world, there would be wonderful studies comparing the effects of synthetic drugs against the natural alternative. There would be no need for deceiving hard-working, intelligent doctors, no more fooling the innocent and cooperative patients. Less money wasted messing around with sugar and salt.

I admit that it is mildly interesting to see how many patients are healed just by taking a moot pill, since this phenomenon proves that a person’s positive thoughts do in fact have a positive influence on her healing. But this has been proven and re-proved. On to other matters that are yet unclear in the minds of many.

We all want to know exactly how well does the notorious chemotherapy work when compared directly against the mighty dandelion, or raw natural cannabis?

There are heated debates, but rarely does a debate end with both sides having the same view of the truth.

Physicians and alternative practicioners must find some common ground. We must work together, without finger-pointing or name-calling. We must remember that we all want the same thing: to heal the patient, with the best means possible. We must be civil and fair. Each one of us must strive for the extremely-high standard of fairness that a wise judge strives for.

As Lown said in his 1996 book, the Lost art of healing, “Caring without science is well-intentioned kindness, but not medicine.”

The New England Journal of Medicine is a highly-prestigious weekly medical journal that is strictly devoted to science. In its pages you will find the observations and opinions of the most highly-trained professionals in the field of medicine.You will not find a great many studies on natural substances, not because the contributors or the editors are against nature, but simply because this type of study in fact doesn’t exist. But there is no shortage of information on chemotherapy agents, like doxorubicin.

On September 24, 1998, the NEJM published a report by K. Pawan and others, stating that with higher doses of doxorubicin, up to 36 percent of patients suffered cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure. (“Higher” means a cumulative dose of more than 601 mg/sq m of body surface area.) At a medium dose, the risk was still up to 18 %. The researchers proposed a “dose cap” of 500 mg/sq m of body surface area, which seems to cap the risk of heart attack at “just” 4 %.
Clearly, even those that argue in favour of chemotherapy agree that its use should be minimized to avoid its most dangerous side effects.

In numerous studies, cannabis has been found to have antineoplastic, analgesic, antiemetic and appetite-modulatory properties. And raw cannabis has never been proven to harm a patient. Smoked cannabis does produce unwanted side effects such as undesired psychotropic changes and a slight risk of hypoxemia. But raw cannabis juice poses no such risks and contains the essential nutrients THC-acid and CBD-acid.

According to Dr. William Courtney, the tolerable dose of THCa is 60 times higher than with THC (600mg vs 10mg). The low human tolerance for THC explains why a slight change in dose will take some from a pleasant “high” to an unpleasant “acute toxic effect”. [Gerra G et al. Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov . 2010;5(1):46–52]

Dr. Courtney used a tincture of raw cannabis to treat a “massive…inoperable brain tumor” in an 8-year-old. At 2 months: a dramatic reduction. At 8 months: the tumour had nearly disappeared. Thus the child avoided side effects of chemotherapy/radiation.

Two pre-clinical trials have shown that CBD thwarts breast cancer growth. […the effects of CBD on the reduction of breast cancer cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis”. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 129 (1): 37–47. 2010.] -and- [McAllister SD et al (2007). “Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells”. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 6 (11): 2921–7.]

A study at the University of Windsor showed that dandelion tea caused cancer cell apoptosis (cell suicide) in cancer cells.

Cannabis has been well-known and documented for more than 5,000 years. Dandelion has been known for at least a century, and neither plant is known to be dangerous to humans. Yet each of these natural remedies is a long way from gaining the acceptance of the overall community of physicians and healers. Or are they? Hundreds of thousands have been spent thus far showing dandelion’s promise. But several hundred thousand more are needed to complete a “gold standard” study.

to be continued.

Doctor Otto Warburg

Cancer’s Cause, Prevention and Cure:

Dr. Otto Warburg’s 1931 Nobel-Prize-Winning Discovery

Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg, with a double doctorate in chemistry and medicine, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1931, and died in Berlin in 1970. Dr. Warburg discovered that cancer is caused by weakened cell respiration due to lack of oxygen at the cellular level. He further proved that cancer thrives in anaerobic (without oxygen), or acidic, conditions. Damaged cell respiration causes fermentation, resulting in low pH (acidity) in the cells. Cancer cells maintain an acidic pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2. DR. WARBURG PROVED THAT CANCER CANNOT LIVE IN AN ALKALINE BODY (pH 7.36). Oxygen is directly related to pH. The higher the pH,  the higher the concentration of oxygen molecules.

A normal healthy takes in oxygen to convert glucose into energy. But in the absence of oxygen, the cell must nourish itself by converting glucose through fermentation. This produces lactic acid and lowers the cell pH (making it more acidic) and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division. The cancer cells multiply rapidly and do not compensate by dying more rapidly. The lactic acid also causes  local pain as it destroys cell enzymes. Cancerous tumours appear as a rapidly growing external cells covering a core of dead cells.

In his speech “The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer“, Dr. Warburg stated that “nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause is. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse that one cannot do more about prevention.” 

Preventing cancer is better than curing it

Dr. Omar Moreno: Dairy Linked to Degenerative Diseases

DAIRY LINKED TO DEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Dairy is linked with breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer, obesity, allergies, osteoporosis and digestive problems. Dairy damages the arteries, causing varicose veins and contributing to the clogging of the coronary arteries. DEAR System Iridology can reveal if there is risk of damage to the coronary arteries over time. Consume calcium with good bio-availability,  such as from vegetables and appropriate supplements. Doctor Integral Ltda provides high quality calcium supplements.

Greetings and blessings

Dr. Omar Moreno ND-DSNM

Cancer: Causes, Prevention and Cure

Cancer cycle

Cancer: Causes, Prevention and Cure

Cancer is the disease characterized by abnormal, uncontrolled growth and division of cells, which can create tumors that severely block the functioning of healthy cells. In fact doctors distinguish over 100 different types of cancer primarily based on the location of the tumor, or based on other symptoms if no tumor is detected. Unfortunately, it often takes 20 years or more for a tumour or other symptoms to show up in a medical screening.

Nearly Everyone Has Cancer

The American Cancer Society states that 12,549,000 Americans have cancer. While it may be  alarming enough to know that 4% of Americans have been diagnosed with cancer, it ignores the other 301,365,040 (96%) of Americans that may be unaware that cancerous cells exist in their bodies.

According to Dr. William Li, “in autopsy studies of people who died in car accidents, up to 40% of women between age 40 and 50 have microscopic cancers in the breast”.

Compare that against the National Cancer Institute’s breast cancer statistics for 2007-2009: Age 40 – 1.47%. Age 50 – 2.38 %. Averaging the two, we get 1.925% for the 40-50 group. The NCI further states that 12.4% of American women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

The “official numbers” are a far cry from the actual numbers! Supposedly just 2% of women in their 40’s have breast cancer, but autopsies reveal a reality that is 20 times greater.

Dr. Li concludes, “We probably form microscopic cancers in our bodies all the time. We just don’t know it.”

In providing these statistics, my intention is not to scare you. In fact, my motivation is precisely the opposite. My goal is to show you that your immune system is more than capable of defeating the ubiquitous (yet weak) cancer cells.

Normal, healthy cells grow and divide at a normal rate, and they are pre-programmed to die so to make room for newer, growing healthy cells. If a cell’s DNA mutates or otherwise becomes corrupt, the body’s immune system is designed to detect these unwanted changes, and kill off the abnormal cells before they are able to block the functions of healthy cells.

What Causes Cancer?

Cancer cells appear as a genetic mutation of a healthy cell in response to its environment. That is to say that the healthy cell that finds itself in an unhealthy surrounding attempts to “adapt” to the unhealthy environmental conditions in an effort to survive.

The 3 main culprits are: toxins, acid, and low oxygen.

     – toxins in the air, drinking water and in food and “medicine”
– acid produced by stress and mass-produced “food”
– lower levels of oxygen, due to an acidic diet and shallow breathing

The conditions that seem to cause a normal, healthy cell to mutate into a cancer cell are low oxygen, acidosis and/or toxemia. Cancer cells are weaker than ordinary, healthy cells. They either die or commit suicide (cell apoptosis) upon contact with oxygen, vitamin C, lemon juice, or when the body returns to its healthy alkaline state.

Keep in mind, I am not suggesting that there are only 3 factors that can corrupt a cell’s DNA, causing it to become cancerous. So far I’ve stated what I believe to be the top 3.

Recent studies have suggested a causal link between the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancers (and to a much lesser extent, rectal and other cancers). Between 93 and 97 percent of cervical cancers were found to be HPV-positive. It certainly does make sense to protect yourself from the sexually-transmitted HPV virus. But I’ve decided not to include HPV as one of the top-3 causes of cancer for the following reason. According to the prestigious Mayo Clinic:

What causes cervical cancer isn’t clear. However, it’s certain that the sexually transmitted infection called human papillomavirus (HPV) plays a role. Evidence of HPV is found in nearly all cervical cancers. However, HPV is a very common virus and most women with HPV never develop cervical cancer. This means other risk factors, such as your genetic makeup, your environment or your lifestyle choices, also determine whether you’ll develop cervical cancer.

In addition to viruses, which could initiate or accelerate a cancer growth, it would be wise to watch out for fungal infections including candida albicans. According to Dr. Tullio Simoncini of Rome, Italy, all cancer patients also have the candida fungus. Other doctors confirm an extremely high incidence of the candida fungus among cancer patients, but many believe that the candida virus, being opportunistic, takes advantage of a weakened body to form its colony. Dr. Simoncini contends that the tiny candida fungus first enters, then actually produces the cancer, which weakens the body allowing the fungus to grow more rapidly. Dr. Simoncini uses intravenous injection of sodium bicarbonate and/or topical application of iodine to rid the body of cancer and candida.

Cancer’s Cause and Cure: the 1931 Nobel Prize-Winning Discovery

Otto Heinrich Warburg, with a double doctorate in chemistry and medicine, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1931, and died in Berlin in 1970. Dr. Warburg discovered that cancer is caused by weakened cell respiration due to lack of oxygen at the cellular level. He further proved that cancer thrives in anaerobic (without oxygen), or acidic, conditions. Damaged cell respiration causes fermentation, resulting in low pH (acidity) in the cells. Cancer cells maintain an acidic pH, as low as 6.0, due to lactic acid production and elevated CO2. Oxygen is directly related to pH. The higher the pH, the higher the concentration of oxygen molecules.

A normal healthy cell takes in oxygen to convert glucose into energy. But in the absence of oxygen, the cell must nourish itself by converting glucose through fermentation. This produces lactic acid and lowers the cell pH (making it more acidic) and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division. The cancer cells multiply rapidly and do not compensate by dying more rapidly. The lactic acid also causes local pain as it destroys cell enzymes. Cancerous tumors appear as a rapidly growing external cells covering a core of dead cells.

In his speech “The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer”, Dr. Warburg stated that “nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause is. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse that one cannot do more about prevention.”

Subsequently, researchers found cancer’s genetic link. Warburg spoke rather of the mitochondria being the origin of the damage to the cellular respiration. In fact, both theories fit together perfectly. And in fact, all correct theories must fit together. Theories that don’t fit are necessarily flawed.

It would seem, then, that the complete cycle is as follows: Stress and toxins cause acidosis, which lowers the oxygen, and with insufficient oxygen, the cell’s DNA mutates for survival, then  damages the mitochondria, which damages cellular respiration, causing the cell to use fermentation, which produces more acid, and the cycle repeats.

Complete Cancer Cycle
Complete Cancer Cycle

Preventing cancer is better than curing it

Since every person has some cancer cells, everyone must have adequate access to professional assistance in preventing the inevitable, that the number of cancer cells will grow over time, and in a large percentage of people, will eventually result in tumours and otherwise appear “on the radar” of the current medical establishment.

Currently doctors are so busy treating the sick that they do not have time to focus on prevention. ironically, the only way to decrease their workload on sick people is to focus instead on prevention. In North America, there is no system in place that rewards doctors for keeping patients healthy.

But there are some good scientists that are working on additional ways to prevent cancer. You already know that you can prevent cancer by reducing stress, keeping yourself well-oxygenated through deep breathing, avoiding toxins, and maintaining a healthy PH with your diet. Perhaps the latest high-tech scientific discovery that could help you and your loved ones prevent cancer relates to disallowing the rapid formation of new blood vessels to cancer tissues. In the following video, William Li shows how many foods, particularly vegetables, fruits and spices, work synergistically as antiangiogenetics, that is, that they collectively assist the body in halting the blood supply to cancer cells.

It may not come as a surprise that vegetables, fruits and herbs work synergistically to support a healthy, disease-free body. But any scientists that go to great lengths to prove to the world that this is so should be applauded and duly rewarded. The absence of such scientific studies has led a great number of benevolent doctors to shun the use of herbs and vegetables in healing. These same doctors would gladly recommend natural products if only someone would prove that they are safe, let alone effective. Massive drug companies can afford millions of dollars to test their chemicals in laboratories, but small farmers cannot.

Take a vegetable like broccoli for example. The average person may assume that it is both safe and healthy to eat broccoli, and most of these people may also guess that eating broccoli may help you avoid cancer. But are these proven facts? Or it is wishful thinking on behalf of the world’s broccoli farmers and consumers? I was surprised to find a page about broccoli at cancer.org, the home page for the American Cancer Society. The ACS generously admits that “Broccoli contains certain chemicals that may reduce the risk of colorectal or other cancers” and that “It is reasonable to include broccoli as part of a balanced diet”. But if you continue reading the same page, under the heading “Evidence“, the Cancer Society repeatedly calls for more tests to clarify and confirm that broccoli is helpful in preventing cancer. So far, it is confirmed that broccoli is helpful to laboratory animals, but we are not so sure that it is good for humans.  Read and weep:

Randomized clinical trials are needed to clarify these results.

Laboratory and animal studies have suggested that certain compounds in broccoli may have anti-cancer properties. These types of studies can suggest possible helpful effects, but they do not provide proof that such effects can be achieved in humans. Further studies are needed to find out whether possible anticancer properties could benefit humans… More research in animals and humans will be needed to confirm these findings.

Cannabinoids to the Rescue

Every cell (including cancer cells) have a cannabinoid receptor (there are two types, called CB1 or CB2). The receptor is similar to a lock that waits for a specific key. In this case the keys are
cannabinoids, which are found most abundantly in the cannabis plant, and are also produced in very small numbers by the human body itself and in the cacao plant.

When these locks receive their special key, all 212 cell types are regulated. This means that if the cell is cancerous, it either becomes noncancerous or dies. the noncancerous cells are also improved, not
harmed. For example, an overactive immune system (which attacks healthy cells and causes diseases including arthritis and many more) will reduce its activity to a healthy level.

Citing an article in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Dr. J. Michael Bostwick writes that “cannabinoid agonists have shown promise in the laboratory as antineoplastic agents, with demonstrated antitumor effects including decreased angiogenesis, decreased metastasis through interference with cell migration, inhibited carcinogenesis, and attenuated inflammation“.

As you might expect, neither broccoli nor cannabis is proven to be safe or effective in preventing cancer, at least according to some highly-doubtful individuals. Both have been around for millenia. Both green vegetables allegedlyrich in essential nutrients such as proteins, omega fatty acids and vitamins. But who will prove these allegations? Proper 3-phase scientific studies cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to complete, and their findings may be completely disregarded by the medical community if even one tiny procedural detail is overlooked. In the case for broccoli, the raw product is legally available everywhere for about $1.50/pound. Unfortunately, because cannabis is still widely illegal, its cost may be upwards of $5,000/pound. And while many countries and states allow individuals to consume cannabis for their private medicinal use, many of these same jurisdictions haveinsanely banned scientific research, or they’ve made it so complicated and costly (through bureaucracy) that hardly a sane scientist will attempt it.

But doctors are calling, and some are screaming for more research to be done. The New England Journal of Medicine has recently conducted a poll of its members, the majority of whom are physicians, on whether they would recommend prescribing medical cannabis for pain and nausea related to the use of chemotherapy in a 68-year-old breast cancer patient.

Dr. J. Michael Bostwick argued that “federal policy has failed to keep pace with recent scientific advances” including the recently-discovered endocannabinoid system, which (in an article published by the Mayo Clinic) he called “a finely tuned physiologic modulator”. He noted that cannabis may have “analgesic, appetite-modulatory, immunosuppressant, antiemetic, neuroleptic, or antineoplastic effects, among other possibilities.” His conclusion: “As federal gridlock prevents much-needed research, patients… deserve the potential relief that medicinal marijuana affords.”

The poll closed with a total of 1446 responses, 76% of which support the use of medicinal cannabis. Additionally, 118 comments were submitted. The overwhelming majority were extremely positive, and correctly noted that while the American government has stunted the research there, the rest of the world has indeed provided sufficient proof as to the safety and efficacy of the cannabis plant.

The few opponents made some valid points too, mainly dealing with the poor delivery method that is smoking. Doctors Gary M. Reisfield, and Robert L. DuPont argued that “smoked marijuana is a nonmedical, nonspecific, and potentially hazardous method of drug delivery” and also remarked that “If [the patient’s] pulmonary disease includes lymphangitic spread, could smoking cause hypoxemia?” I wholeheartedly agree. Smoking not only stinks, it sucks.

Cannabis is a vegetable, and it is most useful in its raw form. Raw cannabis contains THC-acid and CBD-acid (THCa and CBDa). When heated, these convert to THC and CBD respectively, which reduce the benefits. THCa is much more anti-inflammatory. THC creates the often-unwanted high.

According to Dr. William Courtney, the tolerable dose of THCa is 60 times higher than with THC (600mg vs 10mg). The low human tolerance for (smoked or cooked) THC explains why some enjoy feeling “high” while others feel an unpleasant “acute toxic effect”. [5]

Dr. Courtney used a tincture of raw cannabis to treat a “massive…inoperable brain tumor” in an 8-year-old child. At 2 months: a dramatic reduction. At 8 months: the tumour had nearly disappeared. The child avoided side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Two pre-clinical trials have shown that CBD thwarts breast cancer growth. “…The effects of CBD on the reduction of breast cancer cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis” and “Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells”.

Other Healing Herbs

Other plants such as dandelion and probably thousands more, tend to work synergistically to defend the body against acidity, low oxygen, toxins and stress. Unfortunately, the hundreds of millions of dollars donated to cancer research actually promote harmful chemicals rather than natural herbs.

The University of Windsor is currently conducting the clinical trials in humans that will hopefully prove to the world that dandelion causes cancer cells to commit suicide (apoptosis) while leaving healthy cells unchanged or improved.

The German Commission E lists monographs for more than 350 herbs, some of their known uses and contraindications.

Some of the best-known and most highly-recommended herbs for fighting cancer are: aloe, cayenne pepper, ginger, curcumin, cinnamon, garlic and basil. These and other herbs and spices work synergistically to alkalize and detoxify the body, as well as to support the immune system, which in turn protects us from serious diseases. As mentioned in the video above, one of these protective actions is to cut off the blood supply of cancer cells.

The Baking Soda Cancer Cure

Dr. Simoncini and other doctors, as well as alternative health care providers, are turning more and more to sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) as possibly the best solution for cancer. Baking soda is highly-alkalizing, proven safe*, inexpensive, and available everywhere.

*by this, I mean that Baking Soda has stood the test of time. It has been used internally as an antacid with very infrequent unwanted side effects for many years.

I would not recommend using baking soda heavily for a long period of time. It is too powerful as an alkalizer to be used this way. Some of the body’s vital processes including digestion depend on acid. Dr. Simoncini’s protocol involves injecting the Sodium Bicarbonate directly to the tumour site, thereby having no effect on digestion in most cases.

The University of Arizona conducted a study entitled “Bicarbonate increases tumor pH and inhibits spontaneous metastases”.

SPDT: Sono Photo Dynamic Therapy

This therapy is not yet approved by the FDA, but is currently being offered in Guangzhou, China, Sydney Australia and Tijuana, Mexico. The system uses a chlorophyl-like substance that bonds to cancer cells, then subjects the patient to harmless Ultrasound and Infrared waves, which causes the release of oxygen molecures directly onto the cancer site, killing the cancer. I have personally visited the hospital in Guangzhou where this treatment was developed, and I have met with a multitude of patients from all over the world that had recovered from even the most fatal cancers.

Chemicals Cause Grotesque Mutations

Many studies are abandoned prior to their completion, to hide the horrible effects of these toxic substances on animals… grotesque mutations, undue suffering, sterility and untimely death. Leaked images of these poor creatures and their bizarre deformations are all over the Internet. But I find these images disturbing, and frankly I’m much too cool to post depictions of cruelty here.

Protect Yourself and Your Family

  1. Breathe slowly and deeply as often as possible. Remind yourself to do this by placing a letter “B” around your home and office.
  2. Drink the cleanest, fluoride-free water possible, and choose organic vegetables and fruits, while avoiding grains, sugars and processed foods as much as possible.
  3. Use natural healing herbs together for their synergistic effects. If the use of cannabis is illegal in your jurisdiction, please write to your lawmakers, and demand that they make this important herb available to everyone. Many jurisdictions allow the medicinal use of cannabis for treating the symptoms of cancer, but this clearly ignores your right to prevent the disease.
  4. Since stressful situations will inevitable arise, learn to observe these situations without accumulating the tension inside you. If stress does accumulate in you, it is important to utilize a stress-elimination technique, such as a healing massage, as often as possible.

Videos related to Cancer:

On curing cancer:

On some of the causes of cancer:

NOTE: this is a “living document” that will be revisited and updated regularly as new information is available.

This information is given on the basis that it may be helpful but it does not replace the advice of your doctor. I would encourage you to discuss this information with your doctor. Every case is different, and your doctor is able to conduct a direct examination and help you to weigh your treatment options face-to-face.

References

American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org

Stand Up To Cancerwww.standup2cancer.org/article_archive/view/foods_that_fight_cancer

Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, et. al. (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975–2009 (Vintage 2009 Populations)National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, 2012.

Human papillomavirus is a necessary cause of invasive cervical cancer worldwide, The Journal of Pathology,Volume 189, Issue 1, pages 12–19, September 1999

Mayo Clinic, Causes of Cervical Cancer, www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervical-cancer/DS00167/DSECTION=causes

Dr. Tullio Simonciniwww.curenaturalicancro.com 

Otto Warburg – Biography. The Nobel Foundation,www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1931/warburg-bio.html

Journal of Lipid Research, Cardiolipin and Electron Transport Chain Abnormalities in Mouse Brain Tumor Mitochondria: Lipidomic Evidence Supporting the Warburg Theory of Cancer, www.jlr.org/cgi/content/full/49/12/2545

German Commission E, http://buecher.heilpflanzen-welt.de/BGA-Commission-E-Monographs/

Bostwick JM, Medicinal Use of Marijuana, New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 368:866-868 February 28, 2013 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMclde1300970

Bostwick JM. Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana. Mayo Clinic Proceedings2012;87:172-186

Oesch S , Gertsch J. Cannabinoid Receptor Ligands as Potential Anticancer Agents—High Hopes for New Therapies. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology . 2009;61(7):839–853

…The effects of CBD on the reduction of breast cancer cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis”. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 129 (1): 37–47. 2010.

McAllister SD et al (2007) Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells”. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 6 (11): 2921–7.

Bicarbonate increases tumor pH and inhibits spontaneous metastases, Robey IF, et. al. Arizona Cancer Center,University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

[5] Gerra G et al. Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov . 2010;5(1):46–52

4:13 pm on March 15th, 2013

Newest Diabetes Drug Causes Cancer

Dr. Mercola explains that Merck’s newest Diabetes Drug, also the most popular drug prescribed by doctors for diabetes today, may cause tens of thousands of needless deaths before it is eventually pulled off the market and banned. The drug is designed to lower blood sugar, but it also inhibits your body’s natural tumour suppressant. Using this drug essentially allows any cancer cell to freely multiply since your body’s natural tumour suppressor has been blocked or invalidated.

Dr. Mercola reminds us that type 2 diabetes can be cured without any drug whatsoever. The patient only needs to regain his insulin sensitivity by eliminating all sugars and nearly all grains from his or her diet, and replacing these with high-fiber carbohydrates (green vegetables) and healthy fats such as coconut oil, avocado, olive oil and even butter. Dr. Mercola also recommends intermittent fasting: skip breakfast and do not eat during the three hours prior to going to bed.