Alternate Cancer Remedies
Lima beans 3 oz. Boiled onions 3 oz. Bread 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Dates.
Supper: Cream of Wheat 4 oz. Sliced orange. Oatmeal crackers 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Honey ¼ oz. Weak tea.
Sixth Day Breakfast: Cooked cereal 4 oz. Graham toast 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Honey ½ oz. Postum.
Dinner: Celery soup 5 oz. Baked potato 4 oz. Carrots 3 oz. Spinach 3 oz. Bread 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Orange.
7 parts comfrey blossoms 10 parts red clover 2 parts myrrh gum 6-8 parts yucca 9 parts chaparral 5-6 parts wormwood 1 part goldenseal 2 parts licorice 1 part argillaceous earth (redmond clay, dolomite, etc.)
Supper: Wheatena 4 oz. Stewed figs 4 oz. rye crackers 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Honey ¼ oz. Weak tea.
____________________ ROBERT BELL, M.D., 1896
Repeat this bill of fare on successive days.
THE LANCET COMFREY TREATMENT, 1896
Note to researchers: Here are several plant formulas which were used decades ago in the treatment of cancer. Please test these simple remedies on animals and volunteers.
Working Summary: Several comfrey cancer remedies, over a period of 70 years.
It will come as a surprise that the use of the plant, comfrey, as a cancer-eliminating agent, dates back to 1896. In that year, the British medical jour- nal, Lancet, published a report on a patient suf- fering from a persistent tumor that kept reappear- ing on his face and nose, requiring several opera- tions in succession.
Seeing that the medical help was useless, the man went home and started treating himself. He applied poultices of fresh comfrey root to re- move the growth. It eventually disappeared, much to the astonishment of the physicians who knew his case well.
In his 1976 book, Comfrey: Fodder, Food, and Remedy, Lawrence D. Hills recounts the story, and tells of many others who, in the years since, have eliminated skin cancer through the use of strong mucilaginous infusions made from the pow- dered comfrey root.
More recently, a retired Air Force colonel, liv- ing in Utah, completely eliminated his lip, cheek, and jawbone cancer by totally swearing off to- bacco and eating large quantities of the fresh leaves in green drink, soup, and salad, along with some of the root, mixed into pudding and herb custard. He did this for about 17 weeks. But he also did more: During this time he greatly im- proved his diet. After recovering from the cancer, he continued eating comfrey.
Here is a special plant formula, said to be able to treat cancer with comfrey and other plants:
5 parts comfrey root 17 parts comfrey leaves
Note to researchers: It is now generally accepted that injury sites are where cancer can later form. Animal research should be carried out to determine if surgery, radiation treatments, and chemotherapy could be cancer-causing.
Working Summary: Bell’s dietetic therapy was probably an excellent one. Notice that he not only nourished the body, but helped the liver remove toxins from the dissolving tumors.
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Bell moved to London, where he practiced medicine for over half a century. In 1894, he abandoned surgery as useless, and began trying to determine better methods of eliminating cancer.
Bell was a distinguished physician who, in the 1870s, had devised an improved method of treat- ing diphtheria and an improvement in treating smallpox which eliminated the secondary fever. In the 1880s, he identified constipation as a cause of disease and named the resulting absorption of toxic material into the blood “autotoxemia.” He also originated the microphotograph.
After abandoning surgery, Bell advocated a careful vegetarian diet and the elimination of constipation, as the means of avoiding and re- covering from disease. In 1896 he read a paper before the British Gynecological Society about diet, as a means of eliminating cancer, and surgery as useless and harmful.
From that date onward, he met with violent resistance from the medical community. In 1903, Bell published his book, The Treatment of Can- cer without Operation. In it, he cited the case of a woman whose milk overflowed. It was diagnosed as cancer, although Bell said a cancerous breast could not give milk. After she was operated on, a cancer developed and she died three months after the birth of her child.
He charged that surgeons removed every breast lump as malignant, when one half of breast tu- mors were not. Surgery, he declared, actually in- cited a more active development of cancer.
Despite the professional opposition, King Ed- ward recognized his worth and offered him a title. But Bell was too embroiled in controversy to ac-