Alternate Cancer Remedies
against cancer was made in 1922 (S. Mori, Johns Hopkins Medical Bulletin, 33:357-59, 1922). Studies made in 1926 in Japan confirmed this.
has become the preferred method of treating cancer rather than vitamin A—although both are well-documented cancer fighters.
A remarkable study, made in 1990, com- pared the cancer-fighting abilities of six anti- oxidant nutrients on chemically induced liver tumors. (1) Vitamin E caused a 60% reduction in the appearance of the tumors. (2) Glutathione caused an 80% reduction. (3) Vitamin C, sele- nium, and uric acid each caused an 87% reduc- tion. (4) But beta-carotene produced a 100% reduction in the appearance of those liver tu- mors (H.S. Nyandieka, et. al, Indian Journal of Medical Research, 92:332-36, 1990).
The Basel study should be noted. Conducted from 1971 to 1973, it was the first large-scale analysis of beta-carotene and human cancer, and received a twelve-year follow-up. Beta-carotene came through with flying colors (Journal of the Natinal Cancer Institute, 73:1463-68, 1984; American Journal of Epidemiology, 133(8):766- 75, 1991).
Other studies attest to the cancer-fighting abili- ties of beta-carotene (New England Journal of Medicine, 315-1250-54, 1986; Journal of Nutri- tion, 119:116-22, 1989).
The fact that beta-carotene has no known tox- icity should not be overlooked. In contrast, daily high doses of vitamin A can damage the liver. The only side effect of beta-carotene (called carotenosis) is a yellowish-orange appearance to the skin. But this is totally harmless.
Here is the dosage of beta-carotene: The dosage of an anti-cancer substance, which is given to a cancer patient, is always far higher than a preventive dose taken to maintain health and prevent cancer. But, in the case of beta-caro- tene, they can be the same! Beta-carotene is al- ways perfectly safe.
A typical dosage of between 75,000 IU to 150,000 IU of beta-carotene is prescribed for cancer patients at clinics, using nutritional ap- proaches. This is equivalent to 1 or 2 capsules (25,000 IU each) at each of three meals.
But those who are not ill can take the same amount, if they wish: 75,000 IU a day, or 150,000 IU a day. Many do, including leading health ex- perts who know the research findings on the sub- ject.
Over 20 studies have been made, showing that a diet high in vitamin A and beta-carotene strongly reduces the risk of developing cancer. Vitamin A increases the number of T-cells, and beta-caro- tene increases the number of killer (NK) cells.
Beta-carotene is also a powerful anti-oxi- dant, capable of neutralizing cancer-causing free radicals. It is well-known that free-radical dam- age to DNA can produce cancer.
____________________ ANN WIGMORE, 1960s
Note to researchers: Lab work and clinical trials needs to be carried out on the effects and causes relating to raw wheat grass, as it might relate to cancer therapy.
Working Summary: The growing of wheat grass requires some work but it could have beneficial effects. The juicing of raw vegetables might accomplish the same results with less work.
Back in the 1960s, it was thought that vita- min A was all-important, and that carotene was not so important. It was not until research in 1981, that the attention of the scientific community was turned to the fact that beta-carotene is a more powerful cancer fighter than vitamin A. Many other studies were then carried out which con- firmed this.
By the mid-1980s, it was discovered that, unlike any other anti-oxidant, beta-carotene could neutralize two of the worst cancer-caus- ing free radicals: the oxygen free radical and the polyunsaturated fatty-acid radical.
There is no other substance, enzyme, etc., in the body or available to it—which can neu- tralize oxygen free radicals. Yet tumor metabo- lism generates large quantities of oxygen free radicals (also called singlet-oxygen free radi- cals), which are the most damaging type free radicals.
As a result of the research, beta-carotene
Ann Wigmore has a mansion in Boston, called the Hippocrates Health Institute, where she treats people for cancer by giving them the juice of wheat grass.
This would appear to be a mono diet; yet, be- cause of the broad spectrum of vitamins and min- erals in it, drinking wheat grass (or taking any other green mixture, such as Greenlife or Barley Green) is far better than a rice only diet or ingest- ing chemicals. Wheat grass is food. Yet, interest- ingly enough, Wigmore ignores food supplements.
One individual described her arrival at Wig- more’s large Boston home:
“Our cab pulled up in front of a five-story brownstone building very similar to the brown- stones in New York City . . We stood there won- dering about it all, hoping this wasn’t a wild goose chase. “Upon entering, it was nothing like a hospi- tal, or a clinic, or a school, or anything other