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Alternate Cancer Remedies

crease in the blood levels of cancer patients. They were in such a nutrition-starved condition, that they needed far more!

But “macrobiotics,” as practiced in America, revolves around eating rice, rice, rice—too much rice, and not enough other vital foods.

He found that very high oral doses must be given, before the blood level of selenium came up. He finally determined that, in nearly every case, he had to give 1,000 to 2,000 mcg of sele- nium daily until the blood levels came up, and then drop back down to a maintenance dose.

Michio Kushi is the individual who especially popularized macrobiotics in the Western World. He came to the United States in 1949, and later established a macrobiotic center in Boston in 1978. The objective, according to him, was to achieve 100% cereal diet!

In one unusual case, Donaldson found it nec- essary to give 2,700 mcg/day for two months, fol- lowed by six weeks of 5,000 mcg/day before the blood level came up.

It should be understood that normal people would find such high dosages far too high, and the above-mentioned toxic symptoms would re- sult, indicating that they must reduce their daily intake amount.

In all of this, keep three facts in mind: (1) The toxic symptoms are easily recognized, and there- fore unlikely to ultimately produce dangerous results. (2) Selenium very quickly leaves the body, so reducing the daily intake quickly nor- malizes the amount in the system. (3) For that reason, stopping the intake entirely can actu- ally be very dangerous.

Donaldson found that, for some patients, sig- nificant and even dramatic tumor regression oc- curred when blood levels reached normal levels. But for others, it did not occur until the levels reached .40 ppm to .50 ppm; and some required .80 ppm.

Kushi had received his training and theories from years of study under a theorist in the East- ern religions. George Ohsawa combined the teach- ings of Zen Buddhism with the earlier simple nu- trition of Oriental macrobiotics. Frankly, the twisted diet that he deduced from all this was un- balanced. Yet, in the West it would prove helpful, since almost anything is better than the Western diet of cornflakes, grease, spices, cokes, white sugar, and flour.

Another disciple of Ohsawa, Herman Aihara, also came to America and has written several books. Both Aihara and Kushi have produced anti- cancer diets, based on those Buddhist theories.

Anthony Sattilaro, M.D., an American physi- cian obtained cancer remission by following the diet. It may sound good, but it is nutritionally un- balanced!

According to the macrobiotics theory, a per- son is to have a limited intake of fruit, not enough protein and B12 intake, and unlimited access to miso and pickles, which are high in sodium.

By way of comparison, a totally different study (one done in Finland and reported in 1984) found that subjects with serum selenium levels of less than 45 mcg/liter had three times the risk of developing cancer as subjects with serum sele- nium levels greater than 45 mcg/liter.

Beware of narrowed diets, which exclude vi- tally needed food.

Yet, since the macrobiotics theory involves bet- ter nutrition than is generally found in modern civilization, there are instances in which it has im- proved the health of some people.

____________________ MICHIO KUSHI, 1978

____________________ JASON WINTERS, 1980

Note to researchers: The nutritional factors in the macrobiotic diet, and also the inherent imbalance of this diet, needs further study.

Working Summary: It is remarkable how partially nutri- tious diets can inhibit cancer to one extent or another. Yet, throughout this history of cancer remedies, we repeatedly find that the change of even a few factors can help people improve.

This program is based on the writings of a Japanese physician, Saegen Ishizuka (1850-1910) who is said to have eliminated cancer in himself by forsaking the refined diet of the Japanese, and eating brown rice, soybeans, fish, miso soup, sea vegetables and other traditional Oriental foods. In other words, he returned to a more natu- ral vitamin and mineral-filled dietary.

Note to researchers: The Winter’s herbal formula should be tested, an effort made to round them out with a somewhat better mixture, by filling in a useful substitute for the missing herb(s).

Working Summary: Very likely any three or four of the forty cancer herbs, listed earlier in this book (p. 30), could be pack- aged, sold, and help people. Everywhere we turn, we find cancer remedies.

Jason Winters claimed to have had cancer and to have successfully eliminated it with an herbal tea formula. But, instead of using one of the herbal formulas already available, he said he developed a new mixture.

His story can be found in Benjamin R. Smithe’s 1980 book, Killing Cancer: The Jason Winters

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