Alternate Cancer Remedies
Yet the clinical trials in California were carefully, and openly, conducted in the presence of many physicians and thorough records were kept.
“I have been asked many times what my can- cer cure is. Here it is in a nutshell: correct food, herbs, water, fresh air, massage, sunshine, exer- cise, and rest.”
____________________ JETHRO KLOSS, N.D., 1930s
Note to researchers: Kloss’ remarkable simple formula for the treatment of cancer should be given both laboratory and field testing. It is simple, direct, and could help many folk unable to afford medical assistance.
Working Summary: Kloss was—and still is—the doctor of the common people. Few books in our century have had the en- during circulation, in homes with few books, that his master- piece has had. Kloss had studied closely into the practices of Trall, Tilden, Jackson, and Bulkley. Studying his book, we learn more about nineteenth-century natural healing—which is equally valuable today.
Born in April 1863 in Wisconsin, at about the turn of the century, Kloss trained at J.H. Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium. At the time, that was the leading natural healing institution in the world; so Kloss obtained an invaluable education.
Red clover blossoms should be gathered, made into tea, and drunk freely, abundantly. Place a handful of blossoms in a quart of water, let in come to a boil, and then simmer for 15 minutes. Then let it set until cool enough to drink.
Other anti-cancer herbs included: violet leaves, agrimony, ground ivy, burdock root, yellow dock root, blue violet (whole plant), goldenseal root, gum myrrh, echinacea, aloes, blue flag, gravel root, bloodroot, dandelion root, African cayenne, chick- weed, rockrose, and Oregon grape.
Kloss’ complete program is given on pages 452- 464 of his famous book.
____________________ EMANUEL REVICI, M.D., c. 1940
For a time he operated a healing sanitarium in Minnesota, and later established health-food fac- tories. Kloss recognized that a healthful diet was crucial to good health.
So successful was he as a naturopath and so eloquent that, by the 1930s, he was in demand as a speaker and traveled widely.
In 1939, his book, Back to Eden, was finally published. Down through the decades that fol- lowed, it has remained an important family rem- edy guide for many common folk.
His final years were spent about 15 miles from the home of the present writer, in Coalmont, Ten- nessee. In June 1946 he died there.
Kloss’ remedy for cancer is fairly simple: Cleanse the body by opening all the channels of elimination, eliminating constipation, and tak- ing high enemas.
The diet included a fruit diet, fruit juices, veg- etable juices—especially carrot juice. After a few days, if the patient was quite thin, he should re- ceive a vegetable broth composed of the cooked juice of a large number of vegetables. Tomatoes should be eaten alone. Fruit and vegetables (or their juices) were never to be eaten at the same meal.
Deep breathing while walking outdoors, espe- cially in the sunlight, was considered important. Frequent sweat baths should be taken, with a cold towel around the neck and an icebag over the heart (if there is any heart trouble). Alternate hot and cold water applications should be applied to the liver, stomach, spleen, and spine. General mas- sage helps strengthen the circulation [but never rub above a tumor area!].
Note to researchers: Revici’s sterol and fatty acid lipid re- search should be re-examined, along with the minerals (potas- sium, calcium, copper, and oxygen) which he administered.
Working Summary: Revici was a pioneer both in a concern about fatty acids in the diet, and in the use of potassium and selenium. His program is still available today.
Scientific director of the Institute of Applied Biology in New York City, Revici was the first of several to attempt to balance lipids as a means of eliminating cancerous tissue.
He began his experiments in the 1930s in Ro- mania, and continued them for a time while on the faculty of medicine at the University of Paris. Exiled by the war, Revici resumed his work for a short time in Mexico City. In 1946, he moved to New York City.
According to Revici, his method was based solely on biochemical and physiological prin- ciples, and used chemicals which were well- known and easily available to any physician.
His treatment was designed to correct an imbalance between fatty acids and sterols in the cancer patient, which he called a “biological dual- ism.”
Revici was a pioneer in using the trace min- eral, selenium, to heal cancer. He also devised an intriguing theory as to why pain does not occur early in the malignancy.
He said that cancer first begins within a cell nucleus, and lingers there for a time. It is non- invasive; that is, does not spread to other cells.
Then, it starts spreading and the strange, atypical growth begins. So far, there is still no pain.
The third stage consists of changes in en- tire tissues, and pain begins. This pain is “caused