Alternate Cancer Remedies
30 minutes after juicing. The constituents should be altered occasionally, so the patient will not tire of it. The juice regime which I rec- ommend consists of a minimum of four glasses a day of equal parts of carrot and apple, plus another four glasses of fresh juice consisting of romaine lettuce, celery, grapes, beets, and other fresh vegetable juices in season. Any of the fol- lowing pressure-type juicers could be used: Norwalk, K & K, Champion, and Vita-Press.
“It is essential that the cancer patient include in his daily diet a generous supply of standard pancreatic enzymes, such as Chymoral-100 (Armour Co.) or Pancreatin (Lilly Co.). A mini- mum of three or four should be taken daily on an empty stomach. A generous intake of Vita- min C (12 grams daily in divided doses is sug- gested) also will aid in recovery.
“When I first began using laetrile therapy in the treatment of cancer, I noted that pain relief was secured in practically every case within a few days time with the daily injection. For the first year, I stressed only the laetrile, not realiz- ing the extreme importance of a dietary regime. My proportion of clinical relief was about 20% to 30%; but, when later I gave an increased dos- age of laetrile and combined it with specific di- etary and enzyme regime, my results in termi- nal cases reached practically 100% improve- ment.”—Maurice H. Kowan, M.D., quoted in Glenn D. Kittler, Laetrile: Nutritional Control for Cance , 90-91.
Dr. Kowan’s recommendations, above, are ex- cellent. You will find it of interest to compare it with the diet prescribed by Dr. Contreras:
THE CONTRERAS DIET
tities. Forbidden: all other.
Dessert—Fresh fruits, stewed fruits, Forbid- den: all pastries, puddings, custards, junket, sauces, ice cream.
Eggs—Poached or boiled eggs, not fried, one a day. Forbidden: any other form.
Fat—Cold-pressed oils, preferably flaxseed or soya oil, soya lecithin spread. Forbidden: butter, shortening, margarine, satuated oils and fats.
Fish—White flesh fish only (very fresh). For- bidden: all other fish and seafood.
Fruits—Fresh fruits only: apples, pears, apri- cots, bananas, cherries, currants, grapes, guava, mangoes, melons, nectarines, papaya, peaches, plums, ripe oranges, quinces, tangerines, avoca- dos, ripe pineapple. The following dried fruits (unsulfured) can be stewed: apples, apricots, dates, figs, prunes, peaches, pears, plums, raisins. For- bidden: canned fruits.
Juices—Only fresh juices. May be selected from lists of fruits and vegetables permitted, in- cluding the following green leaves: chicory, endive, escarole, lettuce, Swiss chard, and watercress. For- bidden: all canned juices and juices with artificial coloring and sweetening.
Meat—Lean, grilled, broiled or baked beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, and veal. Internal organs: only heart and extra-fresh calf liver permitted. For- bidden: no pork, fat, fried or smoked meat sau- sages.
Milk—Yogurt, buttermilk, and nonfat milk al- lowed in limited quantities. Forbidden: other dairy products.
Nuts—All types of fresh raw nuts (except pea- nuts), almonds, 6 to 10 a day. Forbidden: roasted and salted nuts and peanuts.
The laetrile diet of Ernesto Contreras also for- bids such items as alcohol, coffee, soft drinks, white bread, ice cream, butter, canned and pre- pared foods while encouraging the use of health foods such as whole grains, herb teas, and honey.
Here, in detail, is the Contreras diet, which he requires of each cancer patient. After a rela- tively short time at the Contreras Clinic in Tijuana, they return home to continue on la- etrile and the following dietary program:
Potatoes—Baked, boiled, and mashed. Potato salad seasoned with salad dressing substitute, brown rice, or corn. Forbidden: French fries, chips, white rice.
Salads—The following raw vegetables, shredded or finely chopped, separatedly or mixed: carrots, cauliflower, celery, chicory, green pepper, lettuce, radishes, Swiss chard, watercress, onions, ripe to- matoes, turnips, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. Forbidden: any other.
Beverages—Chamomile tea, clear tea, mint tea. Forbidden: alcohol, cocoa, coffee, milk, soft drinks.
Bread—Rye bread, soya bread, whole-wheat or bran muffins, whole-wheat bread. Forbidden: all white bread.
Cereals—Buckwheat, cornmeal, cracked wheat, millet, oatmeal, sesame, fine ground grits. Forbidden: all other. Refined and bleached flour.
Cheese—Cottage cheese only in limited quan-
Seasoning—Chives, garlic, onion, parsley, herbs, laurel, marjoram, sage, thyme, savory, cumin, oregano, salt substitutes or other potas- sium salt, and sea salt in small amounts. Forbid- den: spices, pepper, paprika.
Soups—Vegetable soup, barley, brown rice, and millet can be added. Forbidden: canned and creamed soup, fat stock, consommé.
Sweets—Unpasteurized honey, unsulphured molasses, carob. Forbidden: candy, chocolate,