Specific Systems of Treatment
as little salt as possible, and never over ½ tea- spoon per day. Never overeat.
“Day 16 - Begin taking 3 almonds with break- fast and dinner. Continue a very small fruit sup- per if essential; it should be omitted as soon as possible.
“Day 17 - Continue the present food plan, but begin serving ½ cup of brown rice at breakfast and dinner.
“Days 18 to 20 - Increase the quantity of rice by one-fourth cup per day until serving one cup. Serve with dry or chopped fruit or onions, toma- toes, lemon juice, or green peas for seasoning.
“Day 21 - Increase the number of high protein foods served to supplement the rice, keeping the variety of dishes to a minimum, and using 3 items only at each meal, as follows:
“(a) Eat plenty of raw fruit, including fresh lemon and grape juice or raw vegetables, includ- ing carrot juice. Do not eat fruits and vegetables at the same meal. If possible, 50-80% of the meal should be eaten raw. Asparagus and garlic have both been ascribed as anti-cancer qualities.
“(b) Choose cooked grains or vegetables from the following list. These foods are selected because of their low phenylalanine and lysine content: po- tatoes (white or sweet), carrots, rice, millet, corn, buckwheat, barley, rye, oats, wheat.
“(c) Use immature legumes (such a field peas or green peas) not more than twice a week, for they are high in phenylalanine and lysine. Select only one at a meal.
“(d) Use whole grain cereals or quick breads without sugar, baking powder, soda, or excessive salt.”
That concludes the description by Dr. Chase
of her nutritional treatment for cancer. Elsewhere in her book, she discussed the importance of fre- quent enemas, rest, etc. So the above only consti- tuted a brief outline of the nutritional part of her therapy.
It will be interesting to compare her program with the Gerson therapy. There are similarities, and there are differences. Overall, it would appear that the Gerson diet is much more intensive, and better suited to advanced cases of cancer.
____________________ OTTO WARBURG, M.D., 1930
Note to Researchers: Warburg’s research into oxygen vs. fermentation, as a source of cellular energy, needs to be ampli- fied. Techniques should be devised for both terminating fermen- tation in cancer tissue and transporting more oxygen to it.
Working Summary: Although anticipated ten years earlier by Koch, Warburg’s theory of cancer was monumental, and re- sulted in major advances in alternate cancer treatment later in
Dr. Warburg won the Nobel prize in physiol- ogy and medicine in 1931 for his discovery of a respiratory enzyme. One of his most controver- sial theories concerned the nature of cancer cell metabolism, that is, the way in which cells ob- tained their energy.
Warburg was the only person to ever win the Nobel prize twice in his own field. (One of the only other persons to win the Nobel prize twice, Linus Pauling, also did research into alternate cancer therapy and is discussed later in this book.)
Normally, human cells obtain their energy through respiration. Each of the vast millions of cells in the body takes in oxygen and gives off car- bon dioxide and water. This is a complex, but highly efficient, way of generating energy.
But there is another, far more primitive and wasteful way of generating energy: fermentation. Simple life forms, such as bacteria, use this method. This is why milk sours and yeast makes bread to rise.
But there are times when our human cells also use fermentation to produce energy. One occurs when the muscles or brain require a quick burst of energy.
Another occurrence—and this is the heart of his theory—is when cancer cells begin function- ing. According to Warburg, all cancer cells live by fermenting sugar in what are essentially “air- less” (called “anaerobic”) reactions.
Warburg maintained that if a person could find a way to stop this fermentation, he could stop the cancer.
He developed this theory in 1930, a year be- fore he received the Nobel prize for different re- search.
Other scientists have since proven that can- cer becomes more resistant to therapy as the tumor mass becomes more acidic and anaero- bic.
Warburg’s theories provided the foundation for ozone and hydrogen peroxide therapies, which are given intravenously, orally, and rec- tally. While the efficacy of these therapies is controversial, experts caution against drinking hydrogen peroxide, since it is such a potent free- radical generator.
You will recall that, 10 years before Warburg’s theory, Koch began using Glyoxylide, an oxygen catalyst, in his work.
Later, we will learn about the research work of Joseph Gold who, in 1968, published a paper on oxygen therapy. Revici also used oxygen injec- tions. The use of hydrogen peroxide is based on