Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cancer good, bad, and confused A summary of protocols and diet

Cancer good, bad, and confused
A summary of protocols and diet
compiled by Patrick Wood

This is a work that is in constant update... I wanted to offer it, even so, for it's similarities, of various "connecting the dots" of information I have gathered to this point in imperative care regarding cancer and "dis-ease". Inappropriately called "alternative".

Understanding What A Cancer Diet Is

With regards to a cancer treatment, every food that we eat or drink can be categorized into several different categories:

  • 1) Foods that feed and strengthen the cancer cells and/or the microbes in the cancer cells and body. Examples would be: refined sugar, refined flour, soda pop, dairy products, etc.
  • 2) Foods that cause cancer (e.g. trans fatty acids [margarine, french fries and virtually every other processed food you buy], aspartame [Diet Coke, NutraSweet, Equal, etc.], MSG, polyunsaturated oils [e.g. corn oil], etc.)
  • 3) Foods that directly interfere with alternative treatments for cancer (e.g. chlorine, fluoride, alcohol, coffee, etc.)
  • 4) Foods that occupy and distract the immunity system from focusing on killing the cancer cells (e.g. beef, turkey, etc.)
  • 5) Foods that contain nutrients that kill the cancer cells, stop the spread of cancer, or in some other way help treat the cancer (e.g. purple grapes with seeds and skin, red raspberries with seeds, strawberries with seeds, broccoli, cauliflower, several herbs, carrots, pineapples, almonds, etc.)

In addition there are things like cooking vegetables. The cooking destroys the enzymes in the vegetables and make them far less digestible and far less effective in treating cancer. Pasteurizing any food or drink also does this.

Barley Power is a "green" product that is cold-processed. Every cancer patient, on any treatment, should use Barley Power. Take at least 12 pills a day, perhaps many more. Here is their website:

Not All Cancer Diets are the Same

Another thing that must be understood is that for some cancer treatments there are special diets. In other words, not all cancer diets are the same.

For example, in the "InnerLight" cancer treatment of Robert O. Young, PhD, almost all fruits are forbidden. They are forbidden for good reason in his diet! His diet is designed to balance the pH in the blood and "remove" (I use that term in a non-technical way in this case) yeast and fungus (Y/F) from the body! Like a few other cancer treatments, his treatment converts cancer cells into normal cells.

But in other cancer treatments fruits are not only allowed, they are an integral part of the treatment. Why? Because some cancer diets are designed to kill cancer cells, and some fruits contain massive amounts of cancer-killing nutrients and the glucose in these fruits "carries" the cancer-killing nutrients into the cancer cells, which gobble up glucose and steal it from normal cells. This means they also steal the cancer-killing nutrients from normal cells. This can lead to cancer cell death.

What about the Gerson diet, the Kelley Metabolic diet, the Moerman diet (though his book is out of print so I have reproduced his diet on another web page), and so on? If you want to go on the Kelley treatment, that is fine, use his diet and supplements. The Gerson and Moerman diets, however, seem to be outdated when compared to newer diets. However, I should note that some parts of these diets may contain things that are superior to current diets (e.g. iodine). The "cancer diet" is a never ending study of the right combinations of foods.

Donald Yance’s Healing Philosophy(*DY)

Wellness can be defined rather abstractly as intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical vitality, engaging in attitudes and behaviors that enhance the quality of life. A true state of being "well" is not merely a condition of the individual. Our wellness exists when it is inter-related with the wellness of family, community, and environment. Disease can manifest cellularly, energetically, physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually and often involves many or all of these. My system of healing addresses the “whole” and is about the interwoven relationships and continuous process of decaying (catabolic) and becoming (anabolic), rather than a reductionistic examination of things.  A central component of my approach involves herbal and immuno-nutrients that enhance anabolic metabolism, in others words, to build up the body as a whole.  Its philosophical basis is focused around the concept of enhancing the “vital force” as the first and last foundation to healing. I believe that the underlying cause of most illness is a weakened constitution.  Therefore, we must work to enhance one’s vitality and adaptive capability by strengthening the person in a rational and non- toxic fashion.

Finally, we must offer our care with faith, hope, love, charity, humor, and in truth and spirit – the very substance of life. Faith transcends all human understanding.  It follows the path of our spirit.

- Donald R. Yance

Some foods, however, are in more than one category. For example, grapes feed glucose to cancer cells, plus they contain nutrients that kill cancer cells. So should you take grapes? Generally, no. However, the Brandt Grape Cure, which is a diet of nothing BUT grapes, is an excellent cancer treatment. The problem is that combining grapes with other treatments tends to do more harm (by feeding the cancer cells) than good (by killing cancer cells) because other substances in the treatment seem to be neutralizing the value of the grapes.

Juicing of certain raw vegetables and raw fruits is also good in some cases (but not all cases, especially when the seeds are important) because the vegetables and fruits are more easily digested (translation: more nutrients get to the cancer cells). However, when you juice you throw away a lot of nutrients.

But also understand that not all vegetables and fruits are equal at treating cancer. Some vegetables do not contribute significantly to treating cancer and some fruits do not contribute significantly to treating cancer (at least not that we know of at the current time). On the other hand, some vegetables are very potent cancer killers, as are some fruits.

Ways to get a more alkaline diet

Vegetables that are alkalizing are: alfalfa, barley grass, beets, beet greens, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chard greens, collard greens, cucumber, dandelions, eggplant, garlic, green beans, green peas, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, nightshade veggies, onions, parsnips, peas, peppers, pumpkin, radishes, rutabaga, sea veggies, spinach, sprouts, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watercress, wheat grass, and wild greens.

Fruits that have an alkalizing effect are: apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, berries, blackberries, cantaloupe, cherries, coconut, currants, dates, figs, grapes, grapefruit, honeydew, lemons, limes, muskmelons, nectarines, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapple, raisins, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes, tropical fruits, and watermelon.

All protein derived from animals is acidic. It is possible to add protein to your diet that will have an alkalizing effect in your bloodstream. Proteins that are alkaline are: almonds, chestnuts, millet, tempeh, tofu, and whey protein powder.

Alkalizing spices to bring your PH levels into balance. Alkalizing condiments are: cinnamon, curry, ginger, mustard, chili pepper, sea salt, stevia, miso, tamari, and all herbs.

Minerals that have an alkalizing effect on the body are: cesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. Try Wurzelkraft for over 100 organic minerals - new fruity flavor now available!

There are other incidentals that can make adding alkaline to your diet even easier. Other ways to add alkaline to your diet are: apple cider vinegar, alkaline antioxidant water, bee pollen, lecithin granules, molasses, probiotic cultures, soured dairy products, green juices, veggie juices, fresh fruit juice, and mineral water.


Barley Power
No more than 25% to 30% of a person's diet should consist of vitamin K
brussel sprouts
collard greens
cucumber peel (i.e. the skin)
green scallion
mustard greens
turnip green
almonds (laetrile)  moderate
macadamia nuts (laetrile) moderate
Walnuts (omega 3) moderate
red potatoes freshly cooked
coconut flour
coconut oil (low or not heated)
unprocessed goat's milk, "from organically grown and grazing goats."
There is only one acceptable sweetener in a cancer diet - Stevia, which is an herb.
All herbs and spices are acceptable (except black pepper) Best to take periodic breaks from herbs.
natural sea salt
Sheep Sorrel and Black Walnut, Turmeric (which contains curcumin), known to be strong anti-cancer foods
Cilantro and chlorella (detox for heavy metals and liver cleanse)
Calcium and Magnesium magnesium being consumed/supplemented on a 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 ratio with calcium, or calcium does not work.
Vitamin D3 (50-70 nanograms per millilitre In blood test)(*M)
selenium (co-factor for iodine)

Apricot Kernels One apricot kernel for every 10 lbs of body weight. No more than 6 per hour or 30-35 per day is recommended.

Eating Tip: try sprinkling pumpkin, sesame, linseeds or sunflower seeds over your evening meal.

Below we have listed the omega oil content of our seeds (in g per 100g) (*JG)

Type of seed Omega 3 Omega 6
Sesame trace 25
Sunflower trace 30.5
Pumpkin 7 20
Linseed 14 6

By a very wide margin, the best foods in the world are wheatgrass juice, barley grass juice and a few other grasses. Only a small number of vegetables can even come close to these "superfoods". Many vendors make a variety of qualities of parsley powder, kale powder, barley powder or powder made from a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and grasses. Hopefully you will pick the high quality products. Such foods are absolutely required for a cancer treatment, mostly due to chlorophyll, but for other reasons as well

Water and exercise

Every cancer patient should drink as much natural water (i.e. natural spring water or natural artesian water, processed with ozone) as they can, up to a gallon a day. The many benefits of water are beyond the scope of this article, but rest assured it is important.

Also, a cancer patient should get as much exercise as reasonable. Exercise pumps the lymph system and helps get toxins out of the body. Even if a person can do no more than lift 3 pound weights for 10 minutes while sitting in a chair, it will help.

Liver detoxification

The grape cure, Essiac Tea, barleygreens, and others, cleanse the liver along with the treatment.

herbs which "stimulate" or "detoxify" the liver ie; "Milk Thistle.", dandelion root, yellow dock, burdock, chickweed and barberry – which are more effective when taken in combination than singly.

Coffee enemas

Other things to do for the liver:  (*AC)

  • Coffee enemas - help open the bile ducts so bile and toxins can be released properly.

  • Coconut oil - a wonderful item everyone should take, it helps maintain a good bile flow.

  • Beetroot juice - is also good for the liver and bile flow.

  • Turmeric - is a cancer fighter itself, especially for smokers, and it helps regulate bile flow.

  • Milk thistle - is a must as it helps protect the liver and actually regenerate it

  • Alpha lipoic acid - another liver supplement that also helps fight cancer

  • Selenium - a third liver supplement that is good against cancer too.

  • In the Berkson Clinical Study, three women who were facing liver transplants or chemo with interferon (a horrendous treatment with very low success rates for hepatitis and cirhossis), took milk thistle, alpha lipoic acid and selenium, modified their diets a bit and got some daily exercise and restored their liver functions to normal.

Be Sure to Take These Cancer Fighting Minerals

Make sure you have plenty of iodine, selenium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, vitamin C, calcium and Vitamin D.  All have been proven to be essential in beating and avoiding cancer.  As mentioned, cancer cells have lost the ability to be shut off by the body in what is called cellular apoptosis. These cancerous cells simply become abnormal and outlive the other cells in their normal cell life/replacement cycle and end up crowding out a territory over time. Iodine goes in and both does away with the surrounding cyst where cancer has set up residence and then also goes in and allows the specific shut down of the individual cells that are abnormal, diseased, or beset w/ pathogens to make room for new cells.

Some notes on iodine and selenium:

  • Many people who take iodine and selenium take far too little for maximum therapeutic benefit.  Both elemental iodine and potassium iodine should be taken and the total amount of iodine should be 100mg or more, perhaps beginning at 50mg and working up.

  • Magnascent is a good form or elemental iodine.  Lugols is also widely used.  Since Lugols contains both elemental iodine and potassium iodine, the total amount of iodine one can take with Lugols is 300 mg.

  • Selenium MUST be taken with iodine in order for iodine to be effective.

  • The best form of supplemental selenium for fighting cancer appears to be methylselenocysteine. The most common form of supplemental selenium is selenomethionine whose general proteins have no anticancer activity. Another form, sodium selenite is more frequently metabolized to the toxic metabolite hydrogen selenide (H2Se), which does have anticancer effects but is more toxic than selenomethionine. Its primary mode of killing cancer cells (and at high levels, normal cells) is through the process of cell necrosis. Cell necrosis provokes inflammation and may kill healthy cells along with cancer cells.

  • The recommended form of selenium, methyselenocysteine is found naturally in some vegetables including garlic, brassicas, leeks, and onions, especially when these are grown in high selenium soil. Methylselenocysteine is easily converted to methylselenol which has been demonstrated to be an effective anticancer form of selenium. Rather than killing cancer cells by necrosis, methylselenol kills cancer cells through apoptosis. Apoptosis is an orderly process of cellular self-destruction that does not provoke inflammatory responses. Methylselenol is also known to inhibit angiogenesis in beginning cancer tumors. Angiogenesis, the creation of new blood vessels, is necessary for cancer cells to grow into a tumor.  For cancer prevention, doses of 200 to 400 mcg of methylselenocysteine are generally considered safe without medical supervision. Nutritionally-oriented physicians may use as much as 900 to 2,000 mcg selenium from methylselenocysteine daily as part of a comprehensive cancer treatment protocol.

Drink Lots of Healthy Clean Water

Get Plenty of Healthy Omega 3's

Good natural sources include extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, and organic butter, or better yet grass-fed organic butter.  An excellent supplement is Doctor Mercola's Krill Oil, which also contains a healthy ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids and has been shown to help ward against cachexia (the wasting of non-fat body tissue, especially skeletal muscle tissue).

Umlingo WamaNgcolosi juicing (*UW)

Umlingo WamaNgcolosi can be used when suffering from any (chronic) disease as it detoxifies the body and restores the biochemistry. With this magic natural juice, the body now has all the building blocks available to repair or/and maintain itself. The PH automatically re balances itself to between 7.1 to 7.3.
How you can make Umlingo WamaNgcolosi for 1 day:
1. Soak 3 average sized non GE/GMO lemons for about 10 minutes in water with some vinegar or plenty of see salt added. Then scrub each lemon to rid it of whatever the growers have sprayed on it.
2. Cut the lemons with skin and pips in pieces and put them in a strong mixer blender
3. Add 3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive oil and 3 cups of water
4. Add 3 tablespoons of non GE/GMO local garlic
5. Add 3 tablespoons of non GE/GMO local Ginger (Double this amount for people with Lung problems/ Asthma)
6. Add 3 teaspoons of cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil (Double for Epilepsy & nervous diseases)
7. Add 3 teaspoons of cold pressed Flax Seed Oil
8. Add 3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera extract (with no preservatives)
9. Add 1 teaspoon of tumeric
10. Add 3 tablespoons of a natural Multivitamin/ Multi Mineral supplement
11. Add ¼ teaspoon of Stevia powder.
12. Add 3 cups of ozon enriched filtered water (We recommend OASIS water)
13. Blend for 35 minutes.
14. Drink 1/3 in the morning, 1/3 after lunch and 1/3 in the evening. Repeat this for 6 to 24 weeks non stop, depending on when you feel that you have fully recovered. Then you can maintain your health by eating organic and wholesome. You can also use this juice for maintenance by having one bottle twice a month.
In addition on a daily basis the patient should eat 2 large Beetroots/day, 2 Brazil Nuts, 1 Tablespoon of Pumpkin Seeds, as much non GE/GMO organic Fruit and Veggies as possible, drink 2 liters of Filtered water, expose the body to sunshine in the mornings and late afternoons and breath deeply. If the patient feels like drinking Tea, it should only be natural herbal tea like green or Rooibos tea without sugar. (You can use Stevia powder to sweeten)

proteolytic enzymes are blood thinners, it is best not to try and balance blood clotting foods and blood thinners
acidic foods
dried fruits
cooking vegetables
Do not microwave any foods
Pasteurizing any food or drink
chlorine (as in water destroys many phyto-nutrients. The damage cannot be reversed)
fluoride (as in water)
bottled grape juice (RE: above)
processed apple juice
black pepper
refined salt
refined sugar
refined flour (NO flour (using yeast) can be used in a cancer diet, not even if whole grains are used!)
processed bread/bakery (using yeast)
all dairy products
ice cream
Polyunsaturated oils (e.g. corn oils, trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils)
all animal products
almost all fruits
commercially stored grains (gluten found in wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt).
potatoes (unless red fresh cooked)
soda pop
Do not eat anything where yeast, fungus or mould is used, added or is a part of.
Condiments; black pepper, soy sauce, pickled vegetables, relish, green olives, sauerkraut, and cucumber pickles.

Need I even mention stopping smoking (no matter what kind of cancer you have), because smoking puts more than 100 carcinogens in your body. Tobacco is also very high in sugar, fungi and yeasts. Part of this is due to they way tobacco leaves are processed.

Need I even mention stopping drinking alcohol (which is a "primary mycotoxin"), which interferes with ALL treatment plans. Alcohol has been shown to greatly increase the incidence of childhood leukemia.

Need I even mention caffeine (except when it is used as an enema), because caffeine restricts the blood vessels, meaning less oxygen gets to the cancer cells. It is also acid-forming and mucoid-forming. Sorry, chocolate lovers.

Bread, several bowls of cereal with milk, pasta, rice, bagels, rolls, muffins, crackers, cookies, pastries, corn or other forms of chips, and tortillas. Most of these are refined and lack many important nutrients. Cereal grains contain undetectable amounts of vitamin C, B12, carotenoids, and other vitamins and minerals, and they tend to displace foods rich in these substances that are associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and many forms of common cancers. Moreover, cereal grains may actually inhibit the metabolism of these nutrients and cause autoimmune reactions. (*M)

  • 1) Pig meat including sausage, bacon, salami, and ham are full of colonized fungal and contain the fungi Aspergillus ochraceus which produces the mycotoxin Ochratoxin A which is associated with many different documented cancers.

    * Cooking these meats throughly kills most of the fungus, however, cold cuts will begin to grow the fungus again and after a few days the cold meats contain the fungus again.

  • 2) Tobacco contains yeasts and sugars which ferment the tobacco into the form which reaches the human blood and tissues causing disbiosis of the blood and tissues leading to every degenerative disease known including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc.

    * Tobacco is bad regardless of how used except for when using tobacco leaves as the American Indian medicine men uses it. They use it as a poultice to draw our poisons out of the body, cure some skin infections and prevent infection from developing in cuts.

  • 3) Mushrooms are not a vegetable but rather the fruiting body of a fungus whose major form of existence, the root-like mycelium, is hidden in the soil. This fruiting body is the means to disperse the seed-like spores of the fungus throughout the blood and tissues. For example edible mushrooms induce bladder cancer.

    * You should never eat raw mushrooms because of this fungus. Cooking mushrooms for a period of time until they at least change color kills most of the fungus. However, if in foods that are leftovers and refrigerated, the fungus will multiple.

  • 4) Corn and all associated products contain over 25 different strains of fungus, all disease causing. Several cancer causing.

    * Corn that is cooked throughly kills most of the fungus. However, cold corn that is put into salads will multiply as the fungus grows rapidly.

  • 5) Peanuts & Cashews contain over 27 different strains of fungus...(high levels of cancer causing fungus).

    Note: Jimmy Carter's family has a high incidence of cancer.

    * Peanuts baked in baked goods - kills most of the fungus. Peanuts are not wise to eat raw, peanut butter has been tested and different fungus strains have been found in peanut butter.

  • 6) Barley contains the fungi Aspergillus ochraceus which produces the mycotoxin Ochratoxin A. This mycotoxin is associated with many different documented cancers.

    * Barley that has been cooked in soups is fine. Cooking kills most of the fungus. Cold barley for salads is deadly. Refrigerating will cause the fungus to multiply even in soups.

  • 7) Animal meat and poultry including beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey contain the fungi Aspergillus ochraceus which produces the mycotoxin Ochratoxin A. It is associated with many different documented cancers.

    * You should only eat meat that has been throughly cooked so that there is not "pink" meat showing. Cooking kills most of the fungi and the body can deal with this small amount of up to 8 ounces daily of any meat. Actually, eating 8 ounces or less of any meat daily is more healthful for many reasons.

  • 8) Alcohol including wine and especially beer contain the fungus Aspergillus ochraceus which produces the mycotoxin Ochratoxin A.

    * Small amounts, 1 small glass a day is fine. The body can deal with small amount of the fungus. More than 2 small glasses of wine, beer, or alcohol daily can create toxins in the body that can cause serious health problems over time. It will also depress the immune system, causing more colds and illness.

  • 9) Dairy products including milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice-cream, butter, etc. are fully colonized with fungi and contain the fungus Aspergillus ochraceus which produces the mycotoxin Ochratoxin A. These foods are also high in sugar which promotes the production of pleomorphic bacteria, yeast, and fungus.

    * The least of these in fungus is 1% or 2% milk. Heating cheese to be used in macaroni kills most of the fungus. Cold cheese is loaded with the fungus, especially if it has been sitting for sometime. Cottage Cheese is loaded with the fungus. The immune system of the body can handle small amounts of 1% or 2% milk and heated cheese daily. Yogurt as long as it is made from "live" cultures is fine to eat. As a matter of fact, it is "good" bacteria that actually kills the "bad" bacteria such as yeast in the body. However, eating too much can also have negative effects. Up to 6 ounces a day is fine.

  • 10) Eggs are fully colonized with fungus and contaminated with mycotoxins.

    * Cooking them kills most of them. However, boiling eggs for salads is fine if used at one meal, however, refrigerated eggs or as in egg salad, the fungus begins to multiply again.


    * As long as the grains are cooked it kills most of the fungus. Grains for spagettti or pasta are fine. Oatmeal that is cooked for cereals is fine. Oatmeal baked for cookies is fine as long as eaten within a few days. Cold grain cereals are not that good to eat because of the fungus and mycotoxins. You should never eat cold pasta salads.

  • 12) Stored potatoes are fully colonized with fungus and contaminated with mycotoxins.

    * Cooking potatoes kills most of the fungus, however refrigerating will breed the fungus. Cold Potato salad is not healthy!

  • 13) Sugar including honey maple syrup, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, rice syrup, barley malt etc. promtote the growth of pleomorphic bacteris, yeast, fungus, and mold and suppress the immune system response up to five hours.

    * Unless you use these in cooking or baking something which kills most of the fungus, it is not wise to use these as sweetners in drinks or drink products containing them. You should avoid all fruit juices containing corn syrup as the sweetner.

  • 14) Vinegar or apple cider vinegar acidifies the blood and tissues which promotes the production of bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold.

    * However, if used in very small amounts, 2-3 teaspsoons on salads will kill any type of bacteria on the lettuce is not harmful and actually healthful to the body. Avoid using vinegar to flavor meats or soups. Using Italian dressing to marinate meat is not wise.

  • 15) Yeast in any form including Brewers Yeast.

    * Using the amounts needed in baking a loaf of bread is fine. The immune system can deal with small amounts. It is when you consume a number of foods daily that has yeast in it that can cause yeast infections and Candidisis Albicans.

  • 16) Caffeine in any form acidifies the blood and tissues which promotes the production of pleomorphic baceast, fungus and mold.

    * Small amounts of caffeine in tea or coffee is good for the body and the immune system can deal with this. When you drink more than 2 cups of coffee a day, you are exposing yourself to large amounts of the fungus.

  • 17) High fructose fruits acidify the blood and tissues and feed the production of pleomorphic bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold. For example, APPLE JUICE IS CONTAIMINATED WITH THE CARCINOGENIC MYCOTOXIN PATULIN WHICH IS DERIVED FROM THE FUNGUS AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH STOMACH CANCER.

    * I strongly suggest not drinking apple juice. Even though juices are pasteurized, heated to kill bacteria and most fungus, apple juice has the highest capability of breeding more of the fungus as it sits on the shelf. Juices that contain the least amount of fungus after sitting is cranberry, ( very good for keeping urinary tract and kidneys infections down), papaya, white or red grape and pineapple. Orange juice is fine if freshly squeezed or fron a carton that has not been made from concentrate and drank within 1-2 days. Avoid juices made from concentrate.

  • 18) Dried fish contains the Aspergillus fungus and the extracts from the dried fish contains large amounts of aflatoxin.

    * Cooking kills most of the fungus. Eating raw fish such as in sushi is dangerous. There have been deaths caused from eating raw fish sush as in sushi. Never eat cold or refrigerated fish. Anchovies are loaded with the fungus as well as most canned fish meats. Tuna is fine because it has low fungus which the body can deal with in small amounts. Eating tuna packed in water is the best, however limit the amount to less than 4 ounces a day. Tuna and other types of fishes are known to carry mercury, PCB's and other contaminants. Never eat farm raised fish like farm raised salmon or trout. Farm raised fish are loaded with bacteria due to the small areas they are raised in and are often fed hormones to make them grow faster.

  • 19) Devitalized salt ( processed white store bought salt ) changes the negative charge on the blood cells causing them to stack or combine into symplasts which can lead to oxygen deprivation, congestion, poor circulation, stroke, and/or heart attack.

    * Use natural sea salt that has had iodine added is the best. Actually sea salt does wonders for the body and is needed by the body. Recent studies show natural sea salt does not raise blood pressure like once thought it did.

  • 20) Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils as in margarine, shortenings and vegetable oils are altered fat substances which are known to be detrimental to health because they interfere with normal biochemical processes. These oils have been shown to increase cholesterol, decrease beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL) interfere with our liver's detoxification system, and interfere with essential fatty acid function.

Things to Avoid (*AC)

Remember, what you avoid can be just as important as what you consume:  Avoid sugar to the greatest extent possible.  Sugar feeds cancer and other illnesses and causes a myriad of other health problems.  Refined sugar is also the number one single cause of health problems in the entire world!  Likewise avoid bread and other items containing bleached white flour, which is essentially empty and harmful calories that convert to sugar once ingested. Other items to avoid include non-fermented soy, pork, MSG, ALL charred foods and foods cooked at high temperature, aluminum and coated cookware, micro-waved food, food in plastic containers and styrofoam.


purple grapes with seeds and skin
red raspberries with seeds
strawberries with seeds
onions in moderation
Fresh, freshwater fish
cottage cheese or skim milk (when used in the Budwig Diet)
Legumes, except peanuts, are allowed only in moderation to stabilize the weight of the patient or to provide protein. Soy...
Highly controversial issue among alternative health experts. Some experts love some soy products, and others hate all soy products (and that is also putting it mildly). It is up to your own judgment on this issue. Let me quote from Dr. Young's book:
  • "The diet can include fresh soy sprouts, organic soybeans, fresh tofu, soy oil, and lecithin (a by-product of soy). Try to find organically grown beans and soy products. While the sprouts are recommended without reservation, processed soybean, especially tofu, comes with some cautions..."
    Sick and Tired? Reclaim Your Inner Terrain, Robert O. Young, page 97

In reality, all soy products should be avoided except fresh soy sprouts. Soy sprouts have an impressive number of anti-cancer nutrients and are acceptable as part of your salads, if you can make your own soy sprouts.

If sugar is bad for people with cancer, how about honey, another simple sugar? Honey is a case of both the good and the bad. Honey contains simple sugars, the fructose (38 percent) and glucose (31 percent) feed cancer cells. The good news is that honey contains powerful phenolic antioxidants. However, like grape juice, it should be avoided unless used in a very controlled "fast" (and I have never put together a "fast" that includes honey). If such a "fast" is used, the darker the honey the better (i.e. the higher concentration of antioxidants).

If a cancer patient absolutely has to have some sweetness during his or her transition to a cancer diet, and Stevia is not available, then honey, in small amounts, is acceptable.

The only fruits that are allowed on this diet, without restrictions, are the following: unsweetened lime, unsweetened lemon, and avocados. That is it. Lemons are actually a required part of any cancer treatment because of their beneficial effect on the liver and because they get oxygen into the body. Lemon juice and lime juice should be taken primarily just before bedtime.

One exception to this general rule is special fruit "fasts," such as the Johanna Brandt Grape Cure. When the body gets nothing but a potent fruit mush, it is a potent cancer cure.

Another exception to these general rules are for those on a cesium chloride protocol. They are allowed to eat fruits rich in potassium in order to meet their potassium quota.

Algae (e.g. chlorella and spirulina)

Dr. Young says to stay away from blue-green algae, chlorella and spirulina. For cancer patients, I strongly disagree with this advice with regards to the chlorella and spirulina.

The benefits of chlorella and spirulina to a cancer patient, I believe, far outweight the negative aspects. Between spirulina and chlorella they contain: polysaccharides (required for immune system communications), vitamin B12, GLA, Chlorophyll Growth Factor (CGF) and a host of other powerful anti-cancer nutrients. A vegan diet simply cannot provide all of these things.

If you do choose to avoid these items, then make sure you eat plenty of fresh organic broccoli.

Warning: Very Important Safety Comment

Most green leafy vegetables are high in vitamin K. It is definitely NOT a good idea to eat high amounts of cabbage or other green leafy vegetables day after day. This can cause blood clotting and may lead to a stroke, for example. Use moderation and variety in your diet.

I regret not having remembered to site all references as most information here would have been duplicated by many.


*M ~

*AC ~

*UW ~

*JG ~

*DY ~


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I discovered this highly nutritional organic powdered wheatgrass where 4 packets are equivalent to one tray of wheatgrass. Another important thing the packets are used upon opening, not like a jar, which every time it is opened oxidizes and loses some of its nutritional value. This product is cold dried to maintain live enzymes and nutrients when combined with water.
There are many energy, alkaline, and vitamin drinks on the market, but you can have all three in one drink with Best Organic Wheatgrass. A drink that is, organic and pure without any added man made ingredients. Cleanses your blood, alkalizes your body and is rich in nourishment with vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, minerals, and fiber.
This is the only wheatgrass powder in the world grown Aeroponically in 100% purified oxygen; soil free, fungus free and pollution free. The roots contain cancer fighting nutrients not found in the blades. By combining the roots with the blades the taste is more like a “green tea” and is not strong and nauseous as fresh wheatgrass. You can drink this straight, no need to mix with anything else to hide the taste, just enjoy wheatgrass!
Try a free sample, simply go to and fill out the form on the home page. Let me know what you think!

Patrick Wood said...

Normally I would not allow a sales "comment" to my articles. However, after researching (and trying) this wheatgrass, I agree the product is worth endorsement. I am adding it to my protocols.

Patrick Wood said...

Since Feb * I have also found other "more complete" wheatgrass products. also see the archives for other cancer posts... Anyone that KNOWS personally what to do to fight Kaposi Sarcoma, please drop a line on face book group;