Alternate Cancer Remedies
Switzerland, which revealed that only one of the 59 treated patients died of cancer (1.7%), com- pared with 30 deaths (17.6%) from cancer among the nontreated subjects. This is equiva- lent to a 90% reduction in cancer mortality. (In addition, Blumer found that death from athero- sclerosis—hardening of the arteries—was also re- duced.) For more on this, see W. Blumer, M.D., and E.M. Cranton, M.D., “Ninety percent Reduc- tion in Cancer Mortality after Chelation Therapy with EDTA,” in A Textbook on EDTA Chelation Therapy, ed. E.M. Cranton, M.D. Also see Journal of Advancement in Medicine 2, Nos. 1-2, 1989, 183-188.
cancer and the aging process (D. Harman, “Role of Free Radicals in Mutation, Cance , and Aging, and the Maintenance of Life,” Radiation Research, 16:753-60, 1962).
In the years since, many studies have been con- ducted by others which confirmed and advanced these findings.
Certain factors in the body (especially vita- min C, vitamin E, selenium, and beta-carotene) can block the action of common carcinogens. Elsewhere in this present book, each of these fac- tors will be covered in detail. But it was Harman’s basic research which uncovered the entire field of study.
What is chelation (key-LAY-shun)? It a method of ridding the body of unnecessary and toxic metals. By removing toxic metal ions, it reduces internal inflammation caused by free radicals. This reduces the discomfort and disability from degenerative diseases such as arthritis, sclero- derma. It helps reverse gangrene, alleviates inter- mittent claudication (cramps) of the legs, restores memory, and significantly reduces serum choles- terol.
There are many oral chelators, such as gar- lic, vitamin C, carrageenan, zinc, and certain amino acids like cysteine and methionine. For example, cysteine is very effective in removing nickel toxicity.
By 1948, the U.S. Navy began using EDTA to treat lead poisoning. Aspirin has been found to be 3½ times more toxic than EDTA.
The chelation method, primarily used by phy- sicians, is EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) and is given by intravenous infusion. Over 500,000 patients have received it during the past 40 years. However, no drug firm will bother with it, since the patent on EDTA has expired. Therefore, it con- tinues to be ignored by orthodox medicine and the American Medical Association.
Drs. S. Levine and P. Kidd greatly advanced the study of the field by gathering together a wide variety of findings in their 1984 book, Antioxidant Biochemical Adaptation: Doorways to the New Science and Medicine.
It is now known that free radicals can both initiate and promote cancer, and that antioxi- dant nutrients are very useful in preventing and treating malignancies.
The ability of the antioxidant nutrients to enhance the immune system and fight cancer is greater when they are all present in the body. Listing them once again, they are: vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and beta-carotene.
Another powerful antioxidant will also be dis- cussed later in this book: nordihydroguaiaretic acid (KDGA), the most powerful ingredient in chaparral. KDGA was first discovered in 1942 and used during World War II—to preserve butter, fats, and oils in the tropics.
ORLANDO DEI SANTI, M.D., 1960s
Note to researchers: Studies should be carried out to de- termine how to produce the best results from this herb, yet with- out inducing slow blood clotting.
____________________ DENHAM HARMAN, PH.D., 1962
Note to researchers: The function of the four leading anti- oxidants, as well as the search for additional natural ones, should be carried out. Additional forms of free radicals should be as- certained.
Working Summary: Pau d’arco has become an important home remedy for cancer in many countries. It is cheap and eas- ily obtainable.
In the early 1960s, an old-time folk remedy used for centuries in the Amazon basin of Brazil, was given yet again—but this time a physician heard about it.
Working Summary: Harmon’s research was basic to many studies carried out by others in later years. His work has been a great help in explaining why certain food factors are so valuable in the treatment of malignancies.
Dr. Denham Harman carried out landmark re- search into free radicals into the late 1950s; and, in 1962, he began releasing his findings to the scholarly world. He had discovered that free radi- cals are implicated in both the formation of
Dr. Santi learned about a girl which was treated for cancer by her aunt—with a bagful of tree bark. It was pau d’arco. This is the inner bark of the Tabebuia genus (also called Lapacho). The sci- entific name for the tree is Tabeluia cas- sinoides. Indians used to fashion the wood into bows, and “pau d’arco” was Spanish for “bow stick.”
The girl was in terrible pain with advanced