Special Preventive Factors
istered. The April 11, 1959, issue of the British Medical Journal carried an article entitled, “Induction of Sarcoma in the Rat by Iron-Dextran Complex.” Writ- ten by H.G. Richmond, of the University of Aberdeen, the article revealed that, for example, in one experi- ment, cancer tumors developed in 22 rats at the site of the injection—six to 8 months after the end of the treat- ment. But rats receiving injections of dextran (a sugar) alone showed no tumors. So the iron seemed to be responsible.
The article also noted that lung cancer is increas- ing among minors who work with hematite (iron ore).
No evidence has surfaced that foods rich in iron cause cancer, so the problem may lie solely with the intake of special iron preparations.
whom well-developed cancerous growths had very largely disappeared under special feeding” (J.H. Kellogg, New Dietetics, 915).
William J. Mayo, M.D., of the famed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said this: “Is it not possible, therefore, that there is something in the habits of civi- lized man, in the cooking or other preparation of his food, which acts to produce the precancerous condi- tions? Within the last one hundred years, four times as much meat is taken as before that time. If flesh foods are not fully broken up, decomposition results, and active poisons are thrown into an organ not intended for their reception, and which has not had time to adapt itself to the new condition” (W.J. Mayo, M.D., quoted in Life and Health, June 1935).
It is suspected that a high-salt diet may, in some way, contribute to the start of cancer in the body. Fur- ther research is needed into this matter. Dr. James Braithwaite, of Leeds, England, noted that a tumor in- creased in size from 23/8" to 33/4" when his patient resumed daily use of salt, even in small quantities. It is known that salt is a powerful stimulant to cell me- tabolism. It is also known that salt irritates a wound, and that irritation of tissue can cause cancer. It is also known that an over-intake of salt can interfere with the absorption and utilization of food. The relationship of salt to cancer may be ever so slight; but then, for the benefit of researchers into the subject, we mention it here. But none should totally stop all salt intake! Some is needed to keep the tension of body fluids at normal level.
“Laboratory experience has repeatedly demon- strated the controlling effect of diet on cancer in ani- mals. In one extensive series of experiments, 75 per- cent of 75 inoculated mice developed tumors while under normal diet; whereas only 19 percent of another 75 inoculated mice developed tumors under a diet with vegetable proteins. Moreover, the tumors in the udder were hardly larger in 30 days than those in the former in ten days” (L. Duncan Buckley, M.D., senior physi- cian in the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, as reported in Oriental Watchman and Herald of Health, May 1938).
This is an additive in meat, commonly known as DES, which is used to help keep meat from rotting until it is purchased in the meat market and taken home. Here is what the Merck Index of Chemicals and Drugs, seventh edition, says about this substance:
L. Duncan Buckley, M.D., in his book, Cancer and Its Non-Surgical Treatment, wrote this:
“Repeated laboratory experiences have demon- strated, in a most remarkable manner, the absolute controlling effect of diet on the development of inocu- lated cancer in mice and rats, so that the process was inhibited almost entirely by vegetable feeding . .
“Any number of observers in many lands have re- corded the almost total absence of cancer among the aborigines, living simple lives, largely vegetarian . .
“Human toxicity: . . mammary carcinoma in males. May cause or contribute to mammary or genital carci- noma in females . . history of mammary or genital car- cinoma or familial history of these.”
Here is an excerpt from Natural Health World, March 1971:
“In the past ruling on Stilbestrol, Judge Luther M. Swygert, of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, indi- cated that the record showed DES is definitely a cause of cancer in animals . . and possibly a cause of cancer in man.”
“Statistics from many countries show that a per capita increase in the consumption of meat, coffee, and alcoholic beverages appears to be coincident with a very great and proportionately greater augmentation in the mortality of cancer . .
Here is a statement from the National Inquirer: “As many as 870,000 young American women face the terrifying threat of vaginal cancer because of two drugs their mothers took years ago, warns a foremost researcher.
“Cancer is said to have been seen in vegetarians, although I have never personally known of such a case; Dr. Kellogg, of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, has never known of a case developing in one who had strictly followed their regime.”
“Ehrlich has shown that mice living on rice diet cannot be inoculated with cancer, while those on a meat diet can readily be inoculated, the tumors developing quickly and continuing to grow until the animal dies” (Good Health, March 1938).
“The writer saw in the laboratory of Ehrlich, who made an extensive study of diet upon cancer, rats in
“Even more frightening, few women are aware of this danger. The drugs, called stilbestrol and dienes- trol, were given to large numbers of pregnant women during the 1940s and 1950s to prevent miscarriages. Now, researchers find, their female offspring are high cancer risks.”
The New England Journal of Medicine (April 22, 1971) put it this way:
“ ‘Young women whose mothers once took a popu- lar pill to guard against miscarriage may be suscep- tible to a form of cancer,’ doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital report. ‘Material ingestion of stil-