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Thread: Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    Johns Hopkins Update - Very Good Article




    Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

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

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

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

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

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
    diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
    cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
    in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
    cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

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

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

    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

    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 (a New Zealand Honey - can be found

    at some health food stores or online {Amazon.com}) or molasses,

    but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added

    to make it white in color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

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

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

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

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

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

    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 bodies own killer cells to destroy
    cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
    to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
    normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
    unneeded cells.

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

    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

    1. No plastic containers in microwave.

    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 cause 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 Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen 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.

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    Super Member twistedstitcher's Avatar
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    According to Snopes, this information is false.


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    After reading that, I think I'd rather risk cancer...if we can't enjoy what we eat/drink/do, then why live?

    I've faced cancer three times, and I refuse to live in a constant state of fear that should I have a cup of coffee, or have sugar or drink milk that the cancer will come back.

    I enjoy life, each day is a new adventure. Life is a journey to be experienced and enjoyed...for me cancer is just one of the hurdles. If I can't go over it, I find a way to get around it. :)

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    My Mom was recently told that she has breast cancer. she has lived her life eating what she wanted. She has chosen not to seek treatment, She just turned 90...
    My sister-in-law has spent her life eating vegie style and not eating any sweets or doing anything that could in any way endanger her health. She is 60 and was diagnosed with skin cancer and has just finished a year long course of chemo after surgery. So, I agree. Live life with all the enjoyment you can muster. Each day is a new adventure.

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    Wow!! Guess i will just take my chances. I can't imagine a life where we can't have a glass of cold milk, or a cup of coffee to start the day. And life without a T-bone Steak once in awhile,well I just can't imagine that. LOL. I do remember reading an article that said Worrying all the time can also make us sick. My cousin has been a health nut all his life, and came down with Braxdin Lymphomia, only about 100 cases a year. He was given a 3% chance of survival. We just had his 5 year party!!! He has a great attitude, and is thankful to be back having that cup of tea every morning with that sugar.

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    That article doesn't sound like it came from a legitimate medical facility or journal or research report. It sounds like some kind of TV infomercial. I don't see anything wrong with leading a healthful lifestyle but I don't believe that means denying yourself those things all the time. Everything in moderation is fine, and those of us who have medical conditions which require limiting certain food products (like carbs for diabetics) will do what we have to do, but articles like that do more harm than good.

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    According to Snopes, this information is false.

    I guess I should have checked it out!.....Okay, disregard this posting!!!Sorry! : :oops:


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    Everything is OK in moderation, right? Now we just have to agree what "moderation" means. My idea seems to be wildly different from that of the experts. lol

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    My cancer doctor talked to me about heating food up in plastic...he told me not to do that. He also said to cut back on the sugar..and watch the red meat. He also said..that my attitude is most important. For a woman who has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, he told me that he is amazed at my positive thinking. Some of the things listed on the Hopkins page are true. Others..questionable.

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    I agree with the posters here: Stress affects the immune system big time!!! I really believe getting cancer may be a crap-shoot and we can't go crazy worrying. Life is much too short!!
    Ditter, you did a nice thing though- you were just trying to help !!

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    Super Member Janetlmt's Avatar
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    Thank you Ditter for posting this. I agree with most of it.

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    Super Member mamaw's Avatar
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    My cancer doc told me that if they could cure people with diet, they wouldn't watch their patients die....that says it all!!!

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    Super Member I go To The Sea To Breathe's Avatar
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    I think some of all is true. I had breast cancer. 25 years ago. same thing, attitude plays an important role. I know that. Faith is the most important, stress can cause those little cancer cells to become active I really believe. I also think that red meat, sugar and white things like flour evil, but if everything else in your life is going good. Go for the steak,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Everything is OK in moderation, right? Now we just have to agree what "moderation" means. My idea seems to be wildly different from that of the experts. lol
    I hear ya! If you're really concerned, maybe you should discuss it with your dr. and get some guidelines. Can't hurt, and if you follow his instructions, you won't feel guilty when you are "moderating".

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