Alternate Cancer Remedies
To the simple diet, Gonzalez adds high lev- els of nutritional supplementation with vita- mins, minerals, amino acids, glandular sub- stances, digestive and pancreatic enzymes, and various detoxification procedures. He also rec- ommends regular fasting, colonic irrigation (high enemas), and coffee enemas.
When Robert W. Maver, a Mutual Life Insur- ance executive, learned about the program, he urged that research be done. Maver said the pro- gram could save the life insurance industry mil- lions of dollars. But nothing was done about his recommendation.
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LINUS PAULING, Ph.D., AND EWAN CAMERON, M.D., 1966
Note to researchers: Definitive, mega-dose testing of vita- min C on cancer patients needs to be carried out. The Cameron testing clearly revealed that the addition of ascorbic acid, alone, lengthened life and even eliminated pain in terminally ill patients.
Working Summary: In a lecture in central California in the mid-1960s, Adele Davis announced that vitamin C would cure every disease. Perhaps she was right.
Dr. Pauling, a California scientist, was one of the most honored men of his lifetime. In addition to Otto Warburg (who also did alternate cancer therapy research), Pauling also received two Nobel prizes (Chemistry, in 1954, and Peace in 1962).
For decades this Standford University research scientist had made contributions to chemistry, es- pecially those chemical processes related to life itself. He had helped clarify the nature of DNA and proteins (including hemoglobin and antibodies), and had done most of the work in cracking the riddle of sickle-cell anemia.
obtain their ascorbic acid from the food they eat.
A study of mammals revealed to Stone that they produce and use very large amounts of vita- min C, especially when they are under stress. Translated into human dimensions (since our bodies are so much larger), we need grams of ascorbic acid, not the 75 milligrams (thousandths of a gram) that the National Academy of Science stipulates as the total amount we need daily.
Although it was true that only milligrams of ascorbic acid were needed to prevent clinical signs of scurvy (a disease marked by fatigue, anemia, and bleeding gums), but Stone discovered that vi- tamin C did far more than just prevent scurvy!
Ascorbic acid is actually “cell cement”;—it helps hold our bodies together; and, in addition, it enters into a wide variety of physical functions. Researchers have found that vitamin C, in large doses, aids the body in resisting and overcoming many diseases, including the common cold.
In his 1971 book, Vitamin C and the Com- mon Cold, Pauling documented a variety of facts about vitamin C, (as well as some distortions be- ing printed by those opposed to its use). In 1976, he published Vitamin C, the Common Cold, and the Flu with even more facts.
“[Critics] use two sets of logic. Before they are prepared to look at Dr. Pauling’s hypoth- esis, they demand proof of the most rigorous kind. But when arguing against his views, they refer to evidence of the flimsiest sort for the toxicity of ascorbic acid.”—Abram Hoffe , M.D., quoted in Pauling, Vitamin C and the Com- mon Cold. Pauling was asked to journey to Washington, D.C., to meet with officials of the FDA. When he was finally able to schedule the trip, the invitation was withdrawn. A running feud developed which continued for several years.
But, in April 1966, he became a controversial figure in the medical field—and was roundly criti- cized because he was not a physician.
You will recall that a similar reaction occurred a century earlier, when Louis Pasteur, also a re- search chemist, began devising ways to improve nutrition and health.
“At every incursion on the domain of medi- cine, he was looked upon as a chemist . . who was poaching on the preserves of others.”— Rene Vallery-Radot, The Life of Pasteu , 1924. It all began when Pauling made contact with Irwin Stone, a pioneer researcher into human vi- tamin C requirements. Stone had discovered that nearly all animals synthesize ascorbic acid (vita- min C) within their bodies, but humans, great apes, and guinea pigs are different—in that they have to
Pauling cited examples of earlier peoples, in- cluding the American Indians who, when ill, drank fluids from ascorbate-containing plants, to treat a variety of ailments.
But the problem intensified when Pauling turned his attention to cancer, and began research- ing the scientific literature in the field. He found that the results of a remarkable amount of re- search into vitamin C in relation to disease and cancer already existed.
In the 1930s, German physicians began pre- scribing 1-2 gram doses of vitamin C in the treat- ment of cancer, with a fair degree of success.
Researchers found that cancer patients had “lower than average amounts of vitamin C in their blood plasma and white blood corpuscles” (Rich- ard Passwate , Cancer and Its Nutritional Thera-