Cancer Update from John Hopkins  

1. Every person has cancer cells  in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the  standard 
Tests until they have multiplied to a few  billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no  more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just  means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells  because they have not reached the detectable size.  

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10  times in a person's life time 

3. When the person's  immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed  and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.  

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person  has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These  Could be  due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.  

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional  deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will  strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the  rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys  rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,  gastro-intestinaltract etc, and can cause organ damage, like  liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc. 

7. Radiation while  destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages  healthy cells, tissues and organs. 

8. Initial  treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce  tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and  radiation do not result in more tumor destruction. 

9  When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy  and radiation the immune system is either compromised or  destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of  infections and complications. 

10. Chemotherapy and  radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become  resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause  cancer cells to spread to other sites. 

11. An  effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells  by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.  


A. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By  cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to  the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,  Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A  better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses  but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical  added to make it white in color. Better alternative is  Bragg'saminos or sea salt. 

B. Milk causes the body to  produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinaltract.  Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting  with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved.  

C. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A  meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a  little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains  livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which  are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.  

D. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice,  whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the  body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from  cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide  live enzymes
That are easily  absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes  to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain  live enzymes for building healthy cells, try and drink fresh  vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts)and  eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are  destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).  

E. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high  caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has  cancer-fighting properties. Water--best to drink purified  water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals  in tapwater. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.  

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires  a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the  intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.  

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering.  By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes  to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the  body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. 

14.  Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6,  Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs  etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy  cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to  cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal  method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.  

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and  spirit. A proactive and positivespirit will help the cancer  warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness  put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn  to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and  enjoy life. 

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an  oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing  help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen  therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.  

1. No plastic  containers in micro. 
2. No water bottles in freezer.  
3. No plastic wrap in  microwave.
Johns Hopkins  has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This  information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army  Medical  Center as  well.

Dioxin chemicals causes  cancer, especially breast  cancer.
Dioxins are highly  poisonous to the cells of our  bodies.
Don't freeze your  plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from  the plastic. 
Recently, Dr. Edward  Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain  this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are  for us.. He said that we should not be heating our food in the  microwave using plastic  containers.

This especially applies  to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat,  high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and  ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends  using glass, such as CorningWare, Pyrex or ceramic containers for  heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin.  So such things as TV dinners, instant and soups, etc., should be  removed from the container and heated in something  else.
Paper isn't bad but you  don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered  glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of  the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to  paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. 
Also, he  pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous  when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food  is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt  out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a  paper towel instead.