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20 Herbs that can fight cancer

DOUBLE STANDARDS (Chris Woollams; CANCERactive) It is an undeniable fact that herbs have been eaten for their health-giving properties for thousands of years. History and experience tells us to eat Thyme, but not Deadly Nightshade. Trained, expert Medical Herbalists know exactly what herbs can, and cannot, do. Unlike certain drugs companies, such herbalists have yet to pay millions of dollars to avoid court action over claims that they hid research studies showing negative results. No herb in recent years has been lauded as a health-restorer, only to be subsequently withdrawn after causing deformity, heart attacks and/or death. Taking a cocktail of prescription medicines, not herbs, is the number one cause of death in states such as Florida. Whereas, your Government upholds your freedom to choose to buy cigarettes over the counter throughout Britain even though they have clear health-damaging risks, it will not give you the same freedom to choose to buy natural compounds like herbs. Oddly, you need to be protected from eating herbs, but not cigarettes (or alcohol). Unlike GM food that is increasingly available in the High Street, yet rarely, if ever, goes through rigorous Government regulation or independent research and was created synthetically just a few years ago, common herbs that havent changed for centuries will not be available in pills and liquids on the same High Streets after May 1st 2011. An EU Directive will remove them for health safety reasons. The world is a very mixed up place. Here are twenty herbs that just might help your fight against cancer. You will be pleased to know, even after May 1st 2011, you can still have them prescribed and made for you by experts working with CANCERactive.

1 ASTRAGALUS (Huang Qi): A Chinese herb; an immune

system booster, known to stimulate bodys natural production of interferon. It also helps the immune system identify rogue cells. Work with the herb in both cancer and AIDS cases has been encouraging. The MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas conducted research showing that taking Astragalus when having Radiotherapy doubled survival times.

2 BERBERIS FAMILY (e.g. Podophyllum peltanum): Slow active purgative. Research

has shown these herbs to have a strong action against cancer and they have been used with many cancers, especially Ovarian cancer.

3 BLOOD ROOT (Sanguinaria canadensis): Research shows consistent anti-neoplastic

activity. It is effective against cancer tumours, and can shrink them; and has proven useful with sarcomas.

4 BUTCHERS BROOM (Ruscus aculeatus): The active ingredients of this herb has been
found to be the ruscogenins which have tumour-shrinking and anti-oestrogenic abilities. Thus its use in the treatment of breast cancer.

5 CATs CLAW (Uncaria tormentosa): An adaptogen

and powerful immuno-stimulant, it enhances the white cells clean up process (phagocytosis). It is an excellent companion to astragalus, curcumin and echinacea. Research indicates it can reduce tumour size, particularly with skin cancers. It also helps reduce the side-effects of chemo and radiotherapy.

6 CHAPARRAL (Larrea mexicana): Cancer Watch covered a major research study from
the US which heaped praise on this herb. It appears to boost the immune system, stop metastases and reduce tumour size. Seems especially interesting with breast cancer. It is also an anti-oxidant and anti-microbial, with low toxicity.

7 CURCUMIN (Turmeric): This spice (Curcuma longa or Turmeric root) has been shown
to have significant anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activity. That alone seems enough for certain hospitals in America to consider using it in the treatment of polyps and colon cancer. However new research shows that it can both shrink cancer tumours and inhibit blood supply growth to tumours. It is a powerful antioxidant with liver protective benefits, and outperformed several anti-inflammatory drugs without side-effects in research.

8 DANG SHEN ROOT (Codonopsis pilosula): increases both the white blood cell and red
blood cell levels, so can be extremely helpful to patients having chemotherapy and radiotherapy, or to patients whose cancer diminishes levels of either.

9 ECHINACEA: Another known immune system booster, it gained a

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POWERFUL HERBS AGAINST CANCER During creation, God placed on earth all foods which are essential in maintaining healthy body. He gave us the vitamins, minerals, herbs, antioxidants, plant extracts and other nutrients the body needs in order to prevent illness and maintain healthy condition. There are herbs which have been truly a great blessing to mankind because of their versatility in providing medical benefits. Among these are garlic, milk thistle and curcumin. **GARLIC** Garlic has cholesterol and triglyceride-lowering, anti-clotting, anti-bacterial and anti-tumor effects. Its main component sulfur containing phytochemicals is helpful in combating freeradicals. Garlic contains "organosulfur compounds." Research studies revealed that occurrence of cancer is lowest where the consumption of organosulfur-rich foods is greatest. It is furtherly revealed in the studies that organosulfur compounds hinders the growth of human breast cancer cells. Organosulfur compounds also protect the body against liver cancer caused by aflatoxin. Garlic's potentiality in being an anti-cancer agent is mainly due to the ability of the organosulfur compounds to increase antioxidant activity and to directly hinder the growth of tumor. A study conducted by Dr. T. Abdullah of the Akbar Clinic and Research Institute in Panama, Florida demonstrated how garlic boosts anticancer immune function. This study revealed that the subjects who ate raw garlic possess natural killer cells that destroyed 140 to 160 percent more cancer cells than those did not eat garlic. In six of ten studies, garlic extracts rich in allicin lowered total blood cholesterol by an average of 24.8 milligram per deciliter, LDL by an average of 15.3 mg/ dL and triglycerides 38 mg/dL - all significant enough to have an effect on heart disease risk. The antidiabetes effect of garlic was proven in a research study done by the US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Center in Beltsville, Maryland. This research demonstrated decreases in blood sugar and enhancements in insulin activity with the use of garlic. **MILK THISTLE** Milk Thistle are flowering plants of the daisy family which are native to Mediterranean regions of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East and has scientific name silybum marianum. Traditional uses for milk thistle included treatment of varicose veins, menstrual

problems, depression and low breastmilk production. Sofar, its most significant use is as a liver supporter. Liver detoxification makes a great number of free radicals. This is the reason why the liver contains a high concentration of natural antioxidants specifically glutathione. Milk thistle has been used to treat liver disorders, including cirrhosis and hepatitis since the times of the Romans. Modern research reveals that its active component , the flavanoid "silymarin" has remarkable antioxidant power that centers in the tissues of the liver. Milk thistle is the antidote to death cap mushroom poisoning. Taking large doses of milk thistle can be lifesaving if you have swallowed the wrong kind of mushroom. Milk thistle protects the liver against man-made poisons which includes carbon tetrachloride, thioacetamide( a man-made chemical that causes cirrhosis) and heavy metals. Milk thistle neutralizes free radicals in the liver, partially by raising levels of glutathione, peroxidase and suproxide dismutase (another antioxidant enzyme) in liver cells. Milk thistle also hinders the production of biochemicals that accelerate excessive inflammation of the liver. Milk thistle also stimulates ha growth of new liver cells. It literally regenerates liver tissues. Studies claim that phytochemicals from milk thistle protect liver cells against DNA damage, and stabilize immune cells that drive the inflammatory process. Milk thistle may also be beneficial therapy for diabetes. In a study made by Chinese researchers, which involved fourteen patients with type 2 diabetes. These patients took milkthistle for four weeks and it was observed that their red blood cell sorbital levels(a measurement of high blood sugar) dropped 50 percent. Psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition has also been controlled with milk thistle supplementation. Some research claims hat flavanoids from milk thistle help the kidneys to perform their detoxifying activities effectively. Milk thistle has also shown the ability to slow down the growth of human breast, prostrate and cervical cancer cells in testtube studies. **CURCUMIN (CURCUMA LONGA) ** Curcumin or turmeric is a bright yellow orange spice that belongs to the ginger family. It has been used as a culinary spice and medical herb for thousands of years. A massive body of research reveals that "curcumin" may well be our most powerful natural helper in our fight against cancer. In one test-tube study, the growth of human breast cancer cells enhanced by 17-beta estradiol- the strongest natural estrogen- was blocked 98 prcent, the growth of cancer cells to which the xenobiotic DDT was added slowed down by 75 percent when curcumin was also added; and the effect of combination of toxic chemicals chlordane and endosulfane, which is known to have induced breast cancer growth was inhibited 90 percent with the addition of curcumin.

Curcumin also blocks other non-estrogenic chemicals that cause cancer including diethylnitrosamine and dioxine. Curcumin blocks the activity of cancer growth factors such as NF-kappa B, certain cytokines, protein kinase C and interleukin-8. Curcumin Is a natural inhibitor of the inflammation-causing COX enzymes. In a test-tube study, curcumin prevented all DNA damage in bacteria that were exposed to lethal doses of radiation, Curcumin interrupts the cycle of cancer cells in a particular stage of growth. Meat cooked over an open flame forms carcinogenic chemicals. A meat marinade made with curcumin was shown to reduce the formation of carcinogenic chemicals. Curcumin has also proven benefits of immunity, wound healing and heart health by reducing blood lipids and preventing LDL oxidation. SOURCE : BASIC HEALTH PUBLICATIONS USER'S GUIDE TO ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS BY:

Herbal formula fights cancer

Posted by Henry Martin on 10/1/2004 1:00:56 AM Below is a herb formula against cancer: kelp seaweed licorice root digitalis or nerium (depending on availability) orris root solanum lyratum sophora subprostrata root ===================================== Although, one may read stories of people getting over cancer using one herb, those cases are far and few and represent only a small percentage of successful cases. One can learn a lot from Chinese medicine in treating cancer. For cancers, Chinese medicine use Primary herbs - a number of herbs which are the main arsenals against cancer. Plus Secondary herbs - a set of herbs to assist and reinforce against the disease. Today, there are a lot of research material on the biological processes going on inside the cancer cell that explain how malignant cells are able to defend and resist chemotherapy and other drugs. Research has shown that certain cancers tumors are able to divert drugs out of tumors. Cancer cells are also able to produce substances that bind to medicinal drugs or neutralize them. The malignant cells may be able to produce these substances to counter one or two drugs but they will have a harder time against a whole range of anticancer substances. For these reasons, the correct way of using herbs to fight cancer - not one but a whole range of herb combinations. My company, Lux Health Resources has gone over journals, data and screened hundreds of herbs and their plant constituents that show promise against cancer/tumors. There's more info today from research and journals on phyto-chemicals(plant chemicals) that are good candidates for use against many cancers. We also conducted herb trials to find the correct and safe dosages for human use. There are new and exciting discoveries too. Cancers are capable of living forever if grown in a lab. APOPTOSIS - means progammed cell death. Research on apoptosis proves that cancers can be induced or forced to die. It is these research on

apoptosis that should bring hope to more cancer patients. When one reads literature that a herb is able to cause apoptosis (cell death) to cancer cells, one should distinguish if apoptosis/cell death occured in vitro(outside the body) or in vivo(in an animal or human subject). This is an important criteria because the concentration of the drug capable of killing cancer may not be attainable when ingested by the subject. For example, emodin tested outside the body is very effective against many cancers. However, emodin is poorly soluble in water and not much is absorbed into the body if ingested. Again baicalin from scutellaria herb, is absorbed slowly and quickly excreted by the kidneys , concentrations in the body can not produce apoptosis unlike in a test tube. A herbal combination must not only have herbs that inhibit the abnormal cell but also should be able to kill cancer. If all the herbs in a formula are only able to inhibit malignancy, there is going to be trouble. A good formula MUST have 2 or more herbs that can kill cancer while remaining safe for the host. By SAFE, we mean non-toxic and can be taken for long term use. In screening herbs, we eliminated the toxic ones (ex. Gelsemium alkaloids cause spinal injury, herbs containing aristolochic acid damage the kidneys). Below is the formula my company has included from our own trials: Nerium oleander and/or Digitalis - TCM used "Chan su"(toad venom) for various forms of cancers. ChanSu's active ingredient, bufalin acts like the glycosides from Nerium & Digitalis. Several articles explain their actions, here's 2: "Induction of apoptosis by bufalin in human tumor cells in associated with changes of intracellular concentration of Na+ ions J. Biochem. 1999,126 pp. 278-86. "Digitoxin in non-toxic concentration inhibits proliferation & induces cell death in prostate cancer" Z. Onkol.2000,32 pp.11-16. Lately, scientists(Norway) state that cancer cultures from brain, blood, breast & prostate have shown that digitoxin from plant digitalis in non-toxic concentrations lead to apoptosis in cell cultures. It is reported that many patients taking digitalis for heart ailments had cancers that were less malignant than those without digitalis. Also, taking digitalis increases the effects of radiation therapy for tumors/cancers. Nerium oleander is also manufactured as " Anvirzel" for cancer but available only in Honduras. See an article on digitalis & nerium at: http://www.ntnu.no/gemini/200106E/14_1.htm or go to google.com and do a search with title "foxglove can fight cancer". Orris root -tests reveal that orris extracts combined with other cancer herbs especially herbs that are cytotoxic(kills cancer) speeds-up the effectivity of treatment. Herbal books say that there are no health hazards associated with this herb with proper therapeutic dosages. Kelp Seaweed - blood cells exposed to heavy metals especially mercury, lose their ability to fight bacteria and tumors. People get mercury from fish and dental amalgam. Kelp contains alginic acid which has the ability to combine with mercury and impede absorption. Licorice- has a history of use by Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic cultures. TCM often use licorice in their cancer formulas. Damage to the liver by toxins often show up by raised liver enzymes. Licorice is able to lower these levels. Studies show that Licorice affords protection to the liver from chemotherapy and toxins. Solanum lyratum - in my trip to Brazil, I talked with locals using a solanum species for cancer. The solanum plants have a history of being used by various cultures in Asia, Africa, S. America. TCM uses various species. Author and herbalist, Lesley Bremness says in her book HERBS, "Solanum lyratum has strong inhibiting action on cancer cells without affecting normal cells." Sophora subprostrata - is a TCM herb known as shan dou gen. It contains sophoranone- a compound that that has shown effective for leukemia. It targets mitochondria. In the book "Best of Traditional Chinese Medicine" p. 97 by Xie Zhu-Fan, the author states that S.

subprostrata impairs nucleic acid metabolism in cancer cells. This herb is safe. TCM uses doses of 9 to 15 grams a day without toxicity. This formula has been tried and found effective for Lung cancer, Breast cancer, Brain cancer, Uterine cancer, Intestinal cancer, Stomach cancer, Liver cancer, Lymphomas (Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins), Testicular cancer, Esophageal cancer. We have not done tests on skin cancer, leukemia and bone cancer. The herb formula's success rate is 55%. Aside from killing cancer cells, the herb combination is able to halt the rapid growth of cancer. Note: There are 8 herbs in the formula. Formulas such as Essiac, Hoxsey, Tian Xian have been duplicated by a number of companies. There are 2 more herbs in the formula that cause cancer cell death at non-toxic doses. We will not reveal them to prevent others making a similar product. Feel free to email me at: himmerland2000@yahoo.ca or camry@torontonian.com

Turmeric in the fight against cancer

Among the many benefits attributed to Turmeric or Curcumin, its cancer-fighting abilities are now being intensely researched. Turmeric's anti-inflammatory effects, anti-oxidant activity and its ability to modulate the immune system are said to be the reason for its beneficial effects on diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimers disease, heart disease and cancer. In a study in Germany, it was shown that turmeric extract had the most potent antioxidant activity as compared to garlic, artichoke leaf, devils claw root and salmon oil. Turmeric's tumor suppressive activity was shown in a study at the University of Leicester, London. It inhibited COX2 an isoform which in excessive quantities causes colon cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer. Curcumin was able to suppress and block tumor progression by five mechanisms including antioxidation, inhibition of arachidonic acid metabolism, modulation of cellular signal transduction pathways, inhibition of hormone and growth factor activity and inhibition of oncogene activity.

Turmeric - The cancer fighting herb


Turmeric has been shown to be a broad spectrum anti-cancer agent. Scientists at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have stated that "extensive research over the last 50 years has indicated this polyphenol can both prevent and treat cancer. The anticancer potential of curcumin stems from its ability to suppress proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells, down-regulate transcription factors NF-kappa B, AP-1 and Egr-1; down-regulate the expression of COX2, LOX, NOS, MMP-9, uPA, TNF, chemokines, cell surface adhesion molecules and cyclin D1; down-regulate growth factor receptors (such as EGFR and HER2); and inhibit the activity of c-Jun N-terminal kinase, protein tyrosine kinases and protein serine/threonine kinases. In several systems, curcumin has been described as a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Evidence has also been presented to suggest that curcumin can suppress tumor initiation, promotion and metastasis. Pharmacologically, curcumin has been found to be safe. Human clinical trials indicated no doselimiting toxicity when administered at doses up to 10 g/day. All of these studies suggest that curcumin has enormous potential in the prevention and therapy of cancer. " Click to read more on Turmeric benefits

Guinea Hen Weed: The New Way to Fight Against Cancer?

1/16/2012 2:51:40 PM by Lisa Tags: Guinea Hen Weed, Herb Profile, Cancer, Cancer Treatment, Health, Research, Study, Lisa I am a mom with a million things to do and not enough time to do it all. Im loving every minute of it, though. Im homeschooling my two children and together we are learning to

use our yard to grow as much as we can. Weve become passionate about collecting plants. We also keep hens, a few ducks, quail, a couple bunnies, red-wiggler worms, honeybees and dairy goats on our old tennis court. If youd like to see what were up to, visit Pick Me Yard. Cancer is defined as an uncontrolled growth of a group of cells in the body. There are many types and locations of cancer cells, as well as many treatments. It used to be a running joke that the Jamaicans touted ganja as a cure for cancer. Yeah man, it cure your cancer ya' know. We would laugh, but the joke was on us when it turned out to be kind of true. Although cannabis does not cure cancer, research shows that it can definitely help fight it. So when my friend from Jamaica recently told me about guinea hen weed being a possible treatment for cancer, I didnt laugh. I listened intently.

Dried guinea hen weed. Guinea hen weed (Petiveria alliacea) is an herb that grows wildly all over the island of Jamaica and its showing a lot of promise in the fight against cancer, including breast and prostate. Ive done a lot of research on the fascinating herb and learned that its been used in herbal medicine for quite a long time. Its been used for pain relief and ailments such as diabetes,

arthritis, flu and cold, infections, and ... cancer. Guinea hen weed has been studied in-depth recently by scientists and theres lots of information about it on the internet.

Dried guinea hen weed in the palm of my hand. Out of 1,400 plants that were studied by The University of Illinois for cancer prevention and treatment, guinea hen weed was found to have phytochemicals that directly kill cancer cells. The news gets even better. This herb can actually pinpoint and kill only the cancer cells. At the same time, the herb boosts the immune system and helps the disease-fighting cells to do their job. Do you find this herb as fascinating as I do? Now the negative news. It can cause miscarriages and abortions. It also acts as a blood thinner because it contains a small amount of coumadin. Oh and it really stinks. It stinks so much so that Jamaicans have used it traditionally to keep bad spirits away. They spread the leaves around to deter duppies. (Duppies, a Jamaican word for ghosts.) My Jamaican friend told me this and he swore he wasnt making this up. I was thinking of trying it.

I bought this bag of guinea hen weed at a health food store in Kingston at a local mall called Sovereign. The price on the label says $200, but thats in Jamaican dollars. It was around $3 in US dollars. Photos courtesy Pick Me Yard I tried to get a picture of the plant. We hiked through my friends jungle-like yard to the spot where it was growing. When we reached the spot, he started cussing. He said people keep stealing it from his yard. So, I didnt get the photo. It is common sense that medical claims should always be discussed with a licensed practitioner. If you know someone with cancer, guinea hen weed might be a good one to discuss. Come grow with us at Pick Me Yard. *Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or health condition. It is also recommended that patients check with their doctors before taking herbs, to ensure that there are no contraindications with prescription medications.

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High Blood Pressure & Coriolus Versicolor

Coriolus versicolor is a type of mushroom commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. While many patients take coriolus versicolor in capsule or tea form, some supplements contain extracts such as polysaccharide K and verisicolor polysaccharide, which are taken directly from the mushroom. Although some studies have determined possible anti-cancer properties of some of its components, no peer-reviewed studies have been performed on the use of coriolus versicolor for high blood pressure.

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Herbs That Fight Cancer

Chemo is cell poison; no one denies that. Since cancer cells reproduce themselves much faster than normal cells, the rationale behind chemo is that the cancer cells will absorb more of the cell poison, and die quickly. But all of the body's 75 trillion cells absorb at least some of the cell poison. The cells in your stomach lining and the hair-cells on your head are also quick at replicating themselves. That's why patients who are given chemo often go bald, and have terrible nausea. The chemo may well kill some of the cancer cells; perhaps even a tumor. However, the chemo will also completely turn off your immune system. Some of the cancer cells or tumors will survive the chemo. When your immune system is no longer operating, those cancer cells will quickly spread to other parts of the body. In six months or a year, the cancer will reappear, stronger than ever. "Sorry!" the doctors will say. "We thought we got it all," Chemo chemicals are SO dangerous that the nurses who handle them wear leather aprons, face masks, and strong rubber gloves. Why? Because if a drop of the chemo liquid should spill on their arm, it will burn a hole in the skin. Ask your chemotherapist if he'll smear some of the chemo liquid he plans to give your son, on his own arm. Watch the sick smile appear on his face. End of conversation. Here are some suggestions for you that I think will help to heal you of this terrible affliction:

1) Pau d'arco (POW-darko) is a legendary herb from the Amazon rainforest that is a proven cancer killer -- PARTICULARLY of childhood leukemia. It has been used successfully in South America for an enormous number of illnesses since the time of the Incas. Andreas Moritz , a well-respected healer who has a forum here on CZ, has praised the healing powers of pau d'arco in his book. Timeless Secrets of Health & Rejuvenation. Andreas says that the doctors at the Municipal Hospital in Santo Andre, Brazil, have successfully used pau d'arco to heal cancer, diabetes, psoriasis, venereal diseases, rheumatism, bronchitis, Parkinson's disease, and a host of other illnesses and degenerative conditions. Andreas tells this story of a 5 year-old girl who suffered from leukemia, and who was about to die. Her parents, in desperation, took her to the clinic of a Doctor Ruiz, who began treating the girl with lapacho (pau d'arco) tea. In just 6 days, she had improved noticeably. Six weeks later, the little girl walked out of the clinic completely cured. Pau d'arco is the only known herb/food/ chemical agent that destroys both toxic bacteria AND toxic viruses. It strengthens the immune system and heals and harmonizes and balances all the cells and organs in the body. I suggest you buy some pau d'arco powder and begin giving yourself a level teaspoonful of it twice a day, mixed in grape juice. You can also use it to brew tea, but some people don't like odd-tasting teas. The grape juice (organic juice, NOT the junk sold in supermarkets) will conceal the taste. Organic apple juice would be fine, too. I take a level teaspoonful of pau d'arco and graviola (my next suggestion) every third day, as part of my cancer-prevention program. I buy them both from Raintree Nutrition, which imports the herbs directly from South America. I'm a long-time customer of theirs, and I trust them implicitly. A pound of pau d'arco costs just $15.00 and a pound of graviola is $20.00 Raintree's order line is 1-800-780-5002. Their website is:www.RaintreeNutrition.com 2) Graviola sounds like some kind of Italian fast-food, but it's another famous cancer-killer from the Amazon rainforest. Andreas says that graviola is 10,000 times more toxic to colon cancer cells than chemotherapy. Just think about that for a moment! And unlike chemo, graviola has NO harmful side effects. Andreas tells a story about graviola that I've also heard from other sources. In the early 1990s, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in America began a massive research program to see if they could synthesize the cancer-killing ingredients in graviola and create a synthetic version. Why? Because you can't patent an herb; you can only patent (and thereby make LOTS of money) from your own synthetic version of it. This company tried for 7 years, but they couldn't come up with their own version of graviola. However,

the evidence they accumulated during those seven years proved beyond a doubt that graviola, the herb, was a miraculous cancerkiller. Did they let the world know that? No, they didn't. Instead, the directors of the giant pharmaceutical company swore all its scientists to secrecy, and destroyed all the information they'd learned. It would still be a secret if one man, the only one with a conscience, hadn't broken the story to the media -- most of whom ignored it. So I'd also start on a teaspoonsful of graviola at least once a day. You can buy it from Raintree Nutrition. 3) My third suggestion is that you buy a bottle or two of AHCC. Doctor David Williams, one of the very best and most respected alternative physicians, devoted 5 pages of his print newsletter (called Alternatives) of September, 2004, to the cancer-killing, cancer-healing powers of AHCC. I trust Doctor Williams implicitly, so I immediately bought a bottle of AHCC, and began taking a capsule every other day. AHCC is a blend of medicinal mushrooms like shitake, maitake, and cordyceps. It also has an extract of rice bran at its core. Williams says that AHCC "provides an immediate, sustained boost to your immune system that is unlike any other compound, synthetic or natural, that I have seen. It's a very powerful tool in the treatment of cancers such as leukemia, and those of the breast, ovary, cervix, prostate, and liver." He adds that AHCC slows or prevents cancers from spreading to other parts of the body. And it has no toxic side-effects. I buy my AHCC from the Vitamin Shoppe. It's product # VS-2191. Their order line is 1800-223-1216. 4) I know a lot about large, daily doses of vitamin C. I've been taking mega-doses since 1977. I took 6 to 10 grams (6,000 to 10,000 mg) for 25 years, and since 2002, I've been taking 14 grams every day. I space the doses out over the waking day, since our bodies use vitamin C quickly. During all those years, I've had only one cold: a mild, three-day flu that somehow snuck through my defenses last February. I cured it quickly by taking 60,000 mg of vitamin C in one day. Aside from that mini-cold, I have not been sick at all. I give the vitamin C much of the credit. Cancer patients, in particular, need LOTS of vitamin C. Vitamin C is ammunition which the immune system uses to fight off all kinds of illnesses. Doctor Thomas Levy, in his wonderful book, Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, & Toxins, cites case after case of cancer patients, who were written off by their doctors, and cured by intravenous doses of vitamin C. Patients in Australia have been given as much as

500,000 mg of intravenous vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) in one day, and had no bad reactions. I weigh 140 lbs, and so I take 14 grams each day: 1 gram for every 10 lbs of body-weight. If I'm healthy, and take, say, 20 grams, I get a mild case of diarrhea. That's known as bowel tolerance. It's your body's way of telling you that it doesn't need that much vitamin C. But when you're sick, as I was last February, my body needed lots more vitamin C to fight off that cold. I took 60 grams and never had a bowel tolerance reaction. Cancer patients can take much larger doses, and never reach bowel tolerance, because their bodies are using the vitamin C to fight the cancer. So if I had a child with leukemia, I would try to arrange for an intravenous dose of vitamin C. If that's not possible, I would start the child with several grams a day of vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate crystals. The second week, I'd increase the dose. He's almost surely not going to reach bowel tolerance in normal mega-doses. Even several grams a day will behelpful to him. Read Doctor Levy's book, if possible, and do some research on your own. 2) There are a variety of green superfoods on the market. I think that everyone, sick or healthy, should take at least a teaspoonful of some green superfood every day. Why? Because they contain nutrients that are not found in the Standard American Diet; nutrients that bodies need to remain healthy. Most good green superfoods contain chlorella, enzymes, probiotics, algae, sprouts, barley and wheatgrass, and a variety of healing herbs. Some of them are expensive, and others are quite inexpensive. Here are some of my favorites: A) Greens+ is the grand-daddy of green superfoods. I've been using it since 1985. I give it much of the credit for my good health. Greens+ comes in a 9.4 oz cannister. It lasts about a month, if you use it every day. Every health food store stocks it, but I buy it from Tunies.com for $23.99 a cannister. That's the lowest price I've seen.Tunies order line is 1-800-645-0940. You want product # 6974510000. The makers of Greens+ have a website at:www.greensplus.com Your little son's immune system could put the healing nutrients in Greens+ to good use. B) Swanson Vitamins sells a cheaper green food called Green Max Powder. A 10.6 oz cannister costs $15.99, and they ALWAYS run 2 for 1 or 3 for 1 specials. Swanson's order line is 1-800-437-4148. Their website is: http://www.swamsonvitamins.com

C) Dragon Herbs in California makes what I consider the best green superfood. It's called Tonic Alchemy, and it contains 71 superb ingredients, many of which are not found in any other superfood. I take a heaping teaspoonful of Tonic Alchemy in juice just before I go to sleep each night. A 9.4 oz cannister costs $44.95. They give discounts to seniors, and discounts if you buy more than one cannister. Not cheap, but to my mind, the best. D) Superfood by Doctor Richard Schulze is very popular, and rightly so. He sells a cannister on his website (www.herbdoc.com) for about $36.00, plus shipping. I buy my Superfood from one of his distributors in Houston, Chris Voss, who often posts here on CZ. Chris sells the same cannister for $28.50 including shipping. Her email address is: cvoss@texas.net I send Chris a check and she ships the Superfood promptly. She'll give you her address. E) Puritan's Pride sells a 9.2 oz can of Life's Greens for $37.99. But they ALWAYS have a 2 for 1 or 3 for 1 sale. If you get 3 for 1, this is the least expensive green food that I know. Their order line is 1-800-645-1030. The website is: http://www.puritan.com