Tuesday, November 22, 2016

FREE BOOK on Nature-Based Cancer Treatments


In support of 'Movember'
I am giving away my newest book
Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer
* from November 23rd through the 26th *

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This book is written for the 600,000 fellow Americans, and 8.2 million people around the world, that die of cancer each and every year. This is a disaster. And allowing this to continue by consciously ignoring successful cancer treatments and tests from other countries, along with our own promising cancer research, because these don’t fit into our monetized system of government and pharmaceutical approval is a disaster beyond belief.

In the U.S. our medical system has evolved to exclude approval for any cancer treatment, regardless of its results, that fails to provide a significant financial return. This is a direct result of our complex, restrictive, and costly medical approval process as explained in, Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer. Unfortunately, we have also chosen to ignore excellent research and approved successful cancer treatments from around the world because of our own arrogance, causing us to miss the boat on affordable, low-side-effect, nature-based treatments that may cure cancer, or be as effective as the $100,000 per year high-side-effect drugs now pushed daily by pharmaceuticals.

All the while from around our world…

• There exists an inexpensive malaria treatment, approved by the World Health Organization, from the Artemesia plant that has shown success in treating cancer.
• Russia has developed incredibly safe supplements such as Thymogen to enhance immune systems, greatly improve healing, and fight cancer. These are so safe they have been given to astronauts and children with excellent success.
• Latvia has a natural viral treatment for cancer that works so well it is made freely available by the government to all its citizens.
• China and Japan use PSP and PSK from mushrooms as fully approved and supported prescription medical treatment for cancer because they work.
• Israel has recently developed a treatment using a chlorophyll product combined with light that safely treats cancer. Approved now in Mexico, it has just completed successful clinical trials in Europe and will soon be approved there.
• Europe has received excellent results with hyperthermia treatment for cancer extending lives beyond where conventional treatments have failed.
• England has a natural product that makes cancer cells more visible to the immune system so the body’s immune system can naturally find and attack the cancer.
• Plants and products such as parsley, ginger, orange peel pith, flax hull lignans, eggplant derivatives, beta glucan from baker’s yeast, DIM from cruciferous vegetables, and berberine from such plants as Oregon grape can assist in killing cancer cells, slowing the progress of cancer and greatly improving healing.
• New cancer tests are available in the U.S. that could save lives and Billions of dollars in unnecessary medical procedures and government costs, yet are unavailable to the majority of citizens because they’re not covered by Medicare or insurance.
• And so many more options exist that we have yet to evaluate and implement. Too many to list in this limited space.

All of these options have far fewer side effects that our outrageously priced pharmaceutical treatments. It is for the purpose of healing cancer that this book has been written:
         • To bring affordable, low side effect, nature-based cancer treatments into the light.
         • To show the value of further research and clinical trials along these lines.
         • To offer a process and mechanism for the advancement of healing in this arena.
         • To provide an alternative to treatments that in many cases foster more harm than good.
      • To seek out other like-minded individuals who see the value of exploring every possible treatment to cure cancer.

Be sure to download your Free Copy of Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer
from November 23rd through November 26th
We are all in this together, and together the miracles will be found.

Important News the ‘Today Show’ Missed

It was promoted as the controversial test that saved Ben Stiller’s life @RedHourBen on the Today Show[i] during @NoShaveToday, and ended with the pronouncement “Every guy should get tested.” Of course they were talking about the PSA test that many medical and government officials have suggested be done away with due to lack of accuracy and suspected over-treatment issues. And while I totally agree that every man should start with at least a PSA, and it is clear Ben’s simple and easy PSA test put him on the path that saved his life, the ‘real news’ should have been that there are FOUR (4) far more accurate, equally simple new tests, than the PSA that we are failing to employ due to political and financial pressures. And because we are remiss in employing these new tests, men are needlessly dying or being put at greater risk from prostate cancer.

Why these tests are not now the tests of choice in the US is beyond me. One of these new tests has been used in Europe since 2009 and Australia with exceptional results, and has been approved for use in the U.S. since June of 2012. Unfortunately it may be years before this test becomes commonplace as it is still unknown by many physicians or even covered by insurance. How sad, but so typical.

This first test is called the Pro-PSA in Europe and the Prostate Health Index test (PHI Test) in the U.S. It is a simple blood test that combines three markers: PSA, percent free (or free PSA), and a precursor form of PSA called -2proPSA (also termed Pro-PSA or p2PSA). As a precursor to PSA, there is evidence that Pro-PSA is 2.5 times better connected to prostate cancer than say BPH.[ii] Results of these three markers are then run through a sophisticated algorithm to determine the probability prostate cancer exists. Research has shown the PHI process to be Three Times Better overall at predicting prostate cancer than standard PSA tests for men in the 4.0 ng/ml to 10.0 ng/ml range. Test results are provided in PHI ranges with the higher scores more indicative of cancer. Scores from 0 to 24.0 suggest an 11% of cancer where highest scores greater than 55 have a 52.1% of cancer.[iii] Since the PHI test has so out-performed the previous combination results of PSA and percent free, where used, it has greatly reduced unnecessary biopsies while better detecting more aggressive prostate cancer.

If you are considering testing for prostate concerns it seems only appropriate to ask your doctor for the PHI test whenever available. The lab currently doing the PHI test in the U.S. is ACCU Reference Laboratory. You, or your doctor, can call direct and contact Vanessa there at 908-474-1004 ext:145. Explain you would like a PHI Test Kit sent to you (or to the doctor) and they will send out a kit with information brochure and test instructions for 'free'.

Next you need a doctor to order the test. This could come from any primary care or urologist and may be covered by insurance. Once samples are taken they are sent back to ACCU and they have a 24-hour turn around time for results that they send directly to your doctor. Your doctor’s office can put in the insurance claim for the test. If it is NOT covered by insurance the test cost should be billed at $110 from ACCU. There will also be blood draw and FedEx shipping costs.

The second improved prostate test is the 4KScore Test.[iv] This test provides a much better look at the possibility of having Aggressive Prostate Cancer, claiming 94% accuracy in this area. Certainly an important consideration to determine if a biopsy could be necessary. Based on 10 years of research by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the test takes into account the patient’s age, any previously negative biopsies, if there are any nodules discovered during the DRE, total PSA, free PSA, intact PSA, and measures the amount of hK2 protein in the blood. The protein hK2, also called human kallikrein-related peptide, is made largely in the prostate and responsible for cleavage of pPSA to mature PSA. Since PSA and hK2 express differently, they are considered independent markers. As a general test to determine if one has prostate cancer the original PSA test had an accuracy rate of roughly 55%. This was improved to 65% by adding information from the Free/Total PSA test. The PHI test results have improved prostate blood test accuracy approaching 75%. Now the 4KScore Test comes along and has been called the most accurate test to assess a patient’s risk for aggressive PCa prior to biopsy suggesting physicians could possibly reduce the need for unnecessary biopsies by 30 to 50 percent while still identifying high-grade treatment required cancers.

The third improved test is the SelectMDX The primary reason PSA is inaccurate is that PSA can vary widely for so many different causes other than prostate cancer. Prostate infections such as prostatitis, BPH, having sex, a doctor administered DRE, medications and supplements, even a long bicycle ride can cause your PSA to dramatically climb. This is why there are 750,000 unnecessary prostate biopsies done in the U.S. each and every year. Now the PHI and 4KScore tests are considerably more accurate because they take into account additional factors, but they still rely on PSA for part of their calculations and results. To avoid this PSA conundrum there now comes a new and possibly better prostate test.

It is a relatively more accurate version of the original PCA3 test. The important point to note is that the SelectMDX does not rely on PSA. Instead this test measures two distinct biomarkers in relation to cancer. From this you receive two different percentage numbers that include the likelihood you might have low-grade PCa, and the likelihood you might have high-grade PCa. The test uses a Urine sample directly after a DRE. Doctors can order the test kit from the company in Irvine, CA http://mdxhealth.com/selectmdx-prostate-cancer and the test without insurance is billed at $500 but with 'prompt pay’ - within 30 days after billing, the cost is reduced to $200. Be sure to check with the MDX billing department for confirmation on this and to see if your insurance might work. Note: some insurance companies like Aetna have covered it in the past.

For all men with a widely varying PSA, I believe this would be an excellent test. Accuracy for determining lack of prostate cancer appears to be around 90% to 96%. Most likely you will need to find and talk with an informed ND or MD in your area to have the DRE and sample properly taken.

The fourth improved test is the ONCOblot. There is available today a new test capable of detecting 27 different types of cancer, and there organ of origin, with a single blood draw including: Prostate, Bladder, Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, Endometrial, Esophageal, Gastric, Hepatocellular, Kidney, Leukemia, Non-Small cell, Lung Small cell, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Multiple Myeloma, Myeloma, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Sarcoma,  Squamous Cell, Thyroid, Follicular, Uterine, Papillary, Testicular Germ Cell cancers. It accomplishes this by using the ENOX2 protein as a marker,[v] and then determining its molecular weight and isoelectric point. The test, though not infallible, claims a 99.3% reliability for determining cancer(s) with no false positives, and 96% accuracy in determining the type of, and organ site, of the cancer.[vi] Certainly better results than the original PSA test. This ONCOblot test has been called, “the most sensitive blood test for cancer available today”. Unfortunately it can’t determine the stage of the cancer, the amount of the cancer load, or any cancer spread. It just effectively tells you if you have cancer, or not. Yet when considering whether to have a biopsy, determining if you have the real possibility of cancer beforehand is incredibly valuable knowledge. Currently, the ONCOblot test is approved by the FDA as a ‘Laboratory Developed Test’. Unfortunately, it is not covered by insurance, as it is too new, and little known by many oncologists. It was first made available to the public January 2013.

Using this test as a follow-up to the standard PSA test that so often triggers a biopsy, could save the American public and insurance companies over $2 Billion per year by dramatically reducing the 750,000 unnecessary negative prostate biopsies. But the real benefit may come from the millions of lives it could save. You see this test can find cancer even before major symptoms appear. It detects cancer with as few as 2 million cells, unlike current mammogram scans that need 4.5 trillion cells to register.

If these 4 tests were covered by insurance today, we could save the U.S. billions of wasted medical dollars in unnecessary medical procedures, and more importantly hundreds of thousands of lives each year through more accurate and earlier cancer detection and appropriate treatment. This should be the real news story. Why we are failing to employ these tests when there is so much to gain from their use, and why we allow 500,000 U.S. citizens to die of cancer each and every year without doing everything possible to save their lives.

In support of 'Movember'
I am giving away my newest book
Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer
* from November 23rd through the 26th *
For your FREE Kindle Book go to...
during these free dates 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Common Vegetables That Stop Cancer

Time and time again we see evidence that certain plants hold natural abilities to kill cancer cells, or at the very least stave off cancer, without the serious side effects so often attributed to laboratory created drugs. Could it be these plants were put here as a gift to heal our bodies and our planet?

Backed by thousands of fully documented clinical studies and research papers regarding their ingredients, Parsley and Celery are just two of the everyday plants found in produce aisles and farmer’s markets that may one day save your life. Together they provide a fabulous source of nutrients and natural chemicals to boost and moderate one’s immune system, strengthen bones, relieve joint pain, relax stiff muscles, protect against aging, improve kidney and liver functions, reduce inflammation, protect against neurodegenerative disorders, reduce free-radicals, reduce bad cholesterol, improve bowel movements, moderate blood pressure, reduce urinary and gall bladder stones, improve urinary infections, boost liver enzymes to detox the body, kill cancer cells, and prevent cancer from spreading. It this fascinating cancer research regarding parsley, celery, and their component parts that we will explore.

In 2008 a clinical trial in Germany found that with regular use of just 10mg of apigenin, a natural flavonoid found abundantly in parsley and celery plus 10mg of EGCG, a polyphenol from green tea, the recurrence rate of colorectal cancer was dramatically reduced. In 2006 it was confirmed that apigenin inhibited the growth of pancreatic cancer cells and could possibly prevent pancreatic cancer. A research paper in 2010 makes a strong case for the use of apigenin as a cancer-preventing agent; along with suggesting it could work equally well to prevent cardiovascular and neurological disorders. Another study in 2012 regarding ovarian cancer suggested that apigenin could inhibit tumor metastasis. And a study in 2015 suggests apigenin may be effective at treating and preventing breast cancer.

In relation to prostate cancer there have been a plethora of studies confirming mechanisms where apigenin kills cancer cells and impedes cancer’s growth. A 2007 study determined that apigenin kills prostate cancer cells by activation of the p53 suppression protein, and by reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation that resulted in disruption of the mitochondrial membrane in cancer cells. This is especially interesting because it may imply apigenin would be an effective complimentary treatment alongside artusenate, marijuana, and EGCG protocols. In 2008 a study found that apigenin inactivates the Akt signaling pathway effectively killing prostate small cell carcinoma. Additional research in 2009 found that apigenin inhibited IGF-1 and IGF-1R (insulin like growth factor) leading to prostate cancer cell death. A study in 2013 showed that apigenin suppressed prostate cancer progression.[ix] In 2014 it was determined that apigenin stops inhibitor proteins from preventing a prostate cancer cell’s natural death cycle. And further research in 2016 suggests apigenin could prevent growth and migration of cancer cells, even cancer stem cells, throughout the body. The true beauty of these studies is they support apigenin as a multi-pathway treatment process exhibiting broad anti-cancer effects.

One has to wonder
what it will take to for our scientific and medical communities
to fully research and implement
nature-based, low side effect, affordable cancer treatments
such as apigenin along with the many other available options?

These studies are but a tiny touch of the vast quantity of documentation showing apigenin’s positive and proactive results in relation to cancer. Study after study has confirmed apigenin’s potential as a preventative and therapeutic agent for prostate, breast, cervical, colon, hematologic, lung, ovarian, skin, thyroid, endometrial, gastric, liver, adrenal, and neuroblastoma cancers. Yet full clinical trials for its approval by the FDA, and other agencies, have been lacking because there’s simply no financial return. The stuff is just too darn cheap and readily available, so no one wants to put up the tens of millions required for the necessary clinical trials. You see apigenin is abundantly available from the foods, herbs, and spices we eat everyday. It’s found in parsley, celery, peppermint, thyme, rutabagas, bell peppers, artichokes, iceberg lettuce, chamomile tea, grapefruit, onions, cilantro, licorice, flax, and more. With two of its most abundant sources coming from parsley leaves and celery leaves. For instance, a small 100-gram bunch of raw Italian parsley holds about 300mg of apigenin. The same is true for around 100g of celery tops with leaves, though the celery stalks hold much less apigenin at approximately 4.6mg per 100 grams. Dried parsley leaves may be one of the easiest and more abundant sources of apigenin with approximately 325mg of apigenin contained within a single teaspoon of the spice.

There are even apigenin pills available as supplements. For instance, Swanson puts out a 50 mg Apigenin pill available on Amazon.com and through other sources. So why not just take an apigenin pill and be protected from cancer. The problem with this comes from a possible issue of less bioavailability, along with the lack of other important nutrients and chemicals found in parsley and celery that work synergistically to heal cancer. Parsley and celery contain many rich antioxidants such as vitamins – A, B1, B2, B6, C, K, beta-carotene, and quercetin. They also contain multiple flavonoids such as apigenin, luteolin, and chrysoroil each attacking cancer in different ways. Then there’s chlorophyll to deactivate carcinogens, and polyactylenes such as falcorinol, plus volatile oils such as myristicin, crisoeriol, and apiin; all having anti-cancer properties. And studies have shown that when these are ingested together from the entire plant complex found in parsley and celery, the apigenin is more stable and better absorbed.

Taking this all into consideration, let’s take a look at some practical options for acquiring effective amounts of apigenin through the use of parsley and celery to improve our health and possibly prevent or treat cancer. The key to remember here is it may not take much apigenin to be effective. Remember the successful study mentioned above using only 10mg of apigenin and 10mg of EGCG? Many researchers believe it’s not the amount of the dose but the continued application over time that makes for successful treatment. Then there are side effects to consider. Did you know you could eat too much parsley? For that matter too much of any food can be unhealthy, and some foods reach that threshold quicker than others. Then there’s the fact that everyone’s body reacts differently pending on their overall health and what other substances they ingest at the same time. So in determining how much parsley or celery to ingest we need to first look at any possible side effects.

Parsley and celery contain oxalates that could damage or be hard on an unhealthy kidney, liver, or gall bladder. Parsley could increase blood pressure whereas celery could decrease it. Too much parsley and celery may also interfere with thyroid function so those with hypothyroid issues should use these carefully and consult their doctor. Parsley is not recommended for women on hormone replacement therapy or who are pregnant. Too much of these could abort a pregnancy. Nor should it be used within 2 weeks of surgery. And certain chemotherapy drugs are either reduced in their effectiveness or improved with parsley, celery, or apinenin therapy. Parsley and celery also contain natural diuretics, laxatives, and stress reducers. Pending on circumstances this can be a good thing but too much can be a problem. For instance an overabundance of these could result in headaches, lack of equilibrium, and disorientation. Finally some people are allergic to parsley and celery. The best advice I can provide here, before embarking on any regime that uses a lot of any one food or spice, be sure to consult with a medical professional; and in this case reviewing your health with a naturopath who truly understands parsley and celery would be best.

With all this said the question becomes, how much does one use in relation to cancer. Unfortunately, much to our disgrace, there have not been the necessary comprehensive safety studies completed to determine maximum safe amounts. But we do have some limited information. Regarding parsley, some sources suggest one can safely eat up to 6 grams per day, while another source suggests up to 50 grams per meal is safe. There do not appear to be suggestions regarding maximum amounts of celery unless one is pregnant. And users and medical professionals generally consider Apigenin safe for healthy adults, though I find no ruling from the FDA. Studies completed on mice suggest apigenin at a dose of 50mg per kg of body weight to be safe, with toxicity not starting until 100mg per kg of body weight was reached. Of course these numbers may not apply to a human but they certainly suggest a dose of 100mg to 200mg per day for a healthy person could be well within the safe range. Then too remember, it’s no so much the quantity of apigenin but the continued application. With all this information in mind, I believe the following regime could be a good starting point for anyone dealing with cancer if you are considering supplementation with parsley and celery for the apigenin. Remember this is only a suggested approach for you to discuss with your medical professional.

1) Daily, except for smoothie days, ingest one-quarter to one-third teaspoon of Certified Organic Dried Parsley Flakes mixed with a meal.

2) Two days per week, about 3 days apart, drink an anti-cancer raw vegetable smoothie:

In high-speed blender place the following ‘raw’ ingredients:
• One Half+ cup water
• Two Organic Celery stalks with as much Leafy Top Material as possible
• 6 to 8 sprigs of Organic Italian Parsley
• One Half Organic Red Apple with peel
• One Medium size Organic Carrot
• One Quarter small Red Organic Beet
• Three ice cubes
Blend until smooth and drink immediately
This smoothie is best ingested in the morning due to its potential diuretic and detox properties. You may also need to reduce beet use until you are accustomed to its detoxing effects.

Note: The raw organic carrot provides carotenoids, polyphenols, polyacetylenes, vitamins, and minerals that are believed to have antioxidant, anti-cancer, and immune enhancing properties. One of the strongest of these to inhibit cancer cells is falcarinol. The raw organic beet helps to detox the liver while providing natural betacyanins and betalains. Betanin, a highly researched betalain, has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, detoxifying, and anti-cancer characteristics. Studies have shown betanin to impede cancer cell growth for breast, prostate, colon, stomach, lung, and testicular cancers. The effectiveness of falcarinol and betanin quickly disappears when vegetables are cooked. The apple has many nutrients to fight cancer. And a 2010 study suggests that the apple peel may be the most effective part as both a preventative and antiproliferative against cancer by activating a tumor suppressor gene called maspin. YouTube has an interesting video about apple peels killing cancer cells.

I hope this provides you with good ideas in relation to preventing and treating cancer through nature-based, low side effect, affordable means. It’s important to note that cancer is both crafty and tenacious. Most everyone will agree, to truly cure cancer a multi-faceted approach is needed. Please consider this information as only one of the many nature-based tools available to prevent and partially treat cancer.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Must See: FREE Natural Treatment Cancer Symposium

'FREE' Natural Cancer Symposium streaming online from October 14th – 16th

Learn from medical experts how to prevent and treat cancer using natural, low side effect approaches presented by over 40 of the world’s most brilliant minds in natural health. View online for free as a gift from The Truth About Cancer. Some of the speakers include:

Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O. – Founder of Mercola.com, and New York Times Bestselling Author
Mike Adams – aka “The Health Ranger”, Food Scientist, Author, and Lecturer
Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D. – Founder of the Center for New Medicine
Dr. Josh Axe, D.N.M., D.C., C.N.S. – Founder of DrAxe.com, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of             Chiropractic and Clinical Nutritionist
Sayer Ji – Author, Lecturer, National Health Federation Advisory Board
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, D.O. – Founder of Tenpenny Integrated Medical Center
Dr. Andrew Wakefield, M.D. – Director of “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe”, in theaters now
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D. – Scientist and Biochemist
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, D.C. – Creator of the “7 Essentials for Preventing and Healing Breast             Cancer Naturally”
Jeffrey M. Smith – Founder, Institute for Responsible Technology, Internationally Bestselling Author             and Consumer Advocate
Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. – Medical Director and Founder, Tahoma Clinic (Washington, USA)
• And the list goes on and on…

This program is a must see for anyone touched by cancer, or those wanting to avoid cancer!

To view the event online, use the following LINK:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Balancing Water and Sleep

Did you know the average adult is around 60% water and continued water circulation is essential for health? With sufficient water our bodies run better. Metabolism speeds up, toxins are efficiently removed, overall pain and headaches are reduced; you eat healthier, digest your food better, and experience more energy. Lack of water deteriorates the body’s functions fostering obesity, diabetes, heart issues, even cancer. Recommendations for the appropriate amount of daily water consumption vary greatly, and are rarely met by most people. Some suggest men should consume 15 cups of water per day, others say 13 cups, and more recently the number has been reduced to 8 cups. For women the numbers are lower with 13, 9, and 8 cups respectively being recommended. From many naturopaths I hear the figure of 10 cups, or 80 ounces for an adult male and 70 ounces for an adult female. Here’s the point, water is important and if you are not drinking at least 64 ounces (8 cups) per day, you are doing your body a disservice. Other beverages count for little in the hydration process. Drinking 8 cups of coffee, tea, juice, sports drinks, or soda such as Coke does not have the same effect as water. These beverages can provide dangerous side effects from too much sugar, caffeine, or unwanted additives; many are diuretic in nature and offer poor hydration. So for the majority of your beverages stick with clean water for true health.

Now with the amount of water necessary for proper health, and cleansing the body of toxins, we must consider the other end of the equation. Given a state of equilibrium all that water going in has to come out somewhere. And for many seniors this creates a serious problem resulting in lack of sleep when too many trips to the potty are taken throughout the night. Prolonged lack of sleep can further depress the immune system exacerbating health issues such as cancer.

So let’s take a more detailed look at the water process and how to best mitigate the flow to achieve a restful night. Simply put, when you drink water it travels through the stomach, through the small intestine, and then into the large intestine where it’s absorbed. From here it works its way into blood vessels and travels around the body eventually making its way to the liver, heart and lungs, and then to the kidneys. The two kidneys, located on each side of the abdomen, are part of the body’s filtering system, and it is here that water and toxins are removed from the blood. They also remove excess drugs, balance bodily fluid, control the production of red blood cells, help to regulate blood pressure, and produce a form of vitamin-d. Keeping you kidneys healthy with enough water flowing through is critical for good health. From the kidneys, water now as urine travels through two tubes called ureters into the single bladder. As the bladder fills with urine it expands like a balloon. When the bladder signals it is full, a valve at the bottom opens and you pee. A healthy bladder can hold around 2 cups of urine before signaling its time to pee, and a healthy body takes around 45 minutes for water to flow through your system. If you are well hydrated it may flow faster, and if you are dehydrated your body will retain more fluid so your bladder will fill slower.

Whether you drink a lot of water, or little during your waking hours, the kidneys are always producing urine ridding our bodies’ of toxic wastes. No matter how much you drink the bladder is constantly filling at different rates. Even if you stopped drinking fluids your kidneys would happily keep making urine until your body is deficient in water. Then your body would gradually grind to a halt from accumulated toxins. Sufficient water is essential to keep us alive. So no matter what you do, your bladder is filling at night. Fortunately the body, knowing your need for rest, is designed to slow the process by making a hormone at night retarding kidney functions. With slower bladder filling you sleep soundly through the night. Until you start to age, and the system starts to get tired or break down.

As you age there are a multitude of issues that can cause a sense of urgency, waking one throughout the night for a trip to the bathroom. And the older you get the more trips you may be making. Studies have shown, when one is younger and healthy say at 25, there will be an average of 6 trips to pee in a day (within 24 hours); and rarely is there a bathroom break needed at night. But by the age of 55 there are approximately 8 trips to pee with usually one trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And by the age of 65, many seniors are naturally making 1.4 to 2 trips to pee in the night. In other words on every night most seniors will have 1 bathroom trip, and some nights two. If your bathroom routine is busier than these schedules, it’s suggested you seek the help of a medical professional to evaluate why. And though these are the averages many seniors discover as they grow older some nights, seeming at random, have more trips to pee than others. The question becomes, why. Let’s see if we can shed some light on this subject.

There are many reasons for waking more often to pee in the night. It may be something as simple as decreased bladder elasticity due to age, overactive bladder muscles, or you having trained your bladder to retain less fluid. Bladder training can come from making unnecessary frequent trips to the bathroom because you are worried about needing to pee at an inopportune time. As your bladder becomes use to voiding before it is properly full the muscles and elasticity change to recognize the process and will naturally duplicate it later. You have essentially trained your bladder to void early. The solution for this condition may be Kegel exercises to improve bladder control or consciously extending the time between trips to pee.

Another easy fix comes when fluids are consumed too close to bedtime. People often consume 30% to 40% of their fluids during or after a late dinner. To resolve the problem this creates, you will want to consume the majority of your beverages before 4:00pm leaving roughly a half cup of water or beverage for diner, and just enough fluid to take any pills in the later evening.

Then there are the types of foods and beverages consumed late at night. Many act as diuretics causing the kidneys to go into overtime, filling the bladder quicker and more often during the night. If you are having frequent bathroom calls disturbing your sleep, foods and beverages you may want to stay away from in the latter part of the evening include: citrus fruits, pineapple, peaches, watermelon, oats, celery, Brussels sprouts, ginger, beets, cabbage, eggplant, carrots, artichoke, asparagus, alcohol, chocolate, all spicy foods, apple cider vinegar, coffee, caffeinated tea, all excessive sugary drinks and desserts, and all caffeinated beverages. It’s not that these foods and beverages are all ‘bad’ for you. In fact many are extremely healthy for a good diet. It is just that they can trigger your kidneys to produce more urine. Therefore, if you enjoy many of these foods as I do, eat them earlier in the day to reduce those unwanted bedtime bathroom trips.

While there is a long list of foods and beverages that may trigger more urine at night, there are few options that could slow the process. True licorice, not just artificial flavoring, can be antidiuretic when taken in the evening but it is not wise to use if you have high blood pressure or stomach issues. The herb valerian often used for insomnia, anxiety, and to reduce nervous restlessness also has antidiuretic properties but it can loose effectiveness with extended use; and valerian should not be used by anyone experiencing depression. So check with your doctor first.

Of course there can be more difficult issues at work causing you to wake too often. For many people the trigger can be intermittent snoring resulting in sleep apnea. When one’s airway becomes restricted the heart muscle trying to correct blood flow puts out a hormone called atrial natriuretic peptide that has the additional effect of increasing urine production. In this case when sleep apnea is corrected the bathroom calls at night often disappear. Another more serious heart issue causes fluid to collect in the legs during the day. Because of this, if you find yourself retaining fluid in your legs it’s wise to get your heart checked. Regarding sleep, excess fluid in the legs will be released back into the upper body throughout the night. To reduce this excess fluid, the kidneys will repeatedly fill the bladder. The sleep solution for this problem is laying down with your feet elevated above the level of your heart for an hour or two in the late afternoon and early evening. This allows you to rid your body of excess fluids before bedtime.

Another area to consider is that many medications such as blood pressure meds, and supplements, have diuretic effects. If you are having sleep issues be sure to ask your doctor(s) about the diuretic effects of any medications and supplements taken in the evening. If the meds are required, your doctor may come up with a different schedule for their administration.

Finally there are more complex far-reaching issues such as diabetes, infections, enlarged prostate, obesity, and neurodegenerative disorders that may cause one to wake more frequently at night. The solution to these could be as easy as loosing weight, an antibiotic for infection, special supplements to shrink or improve an enlarged prostate; or as difficult as prescriptions or surgery. The key point to remember is, if you are experiencing recent unexplained changes in your sleep-bathroom patterns, and changing your diet and fluid intake patterns does not make immediate improvement, it’s time to consult a professional to find out why. My recommendation is to consult both a ND and MD for advice in this matter, as they will approach the issue from different viewpoints giving you a multitude of options from which to choose.

Quality sleep is so very important for one’s health. As we become older it appears that our urinary system tends to get tired, and getting up once per night to pee is often the norm. This can be OK as long as we allow enough time to return to bed and gather additional rest. The real problem comes when our sleep pattern is disturbed too often during the night. Research studies have shown there is a strong relationship between lack of sleep and prostate, colorectal, and breast cancers. There is a twofold risk of developing prostate cancer with ongoing major sleep disturbance; a 50% increased risk of colorectal cancer for those sleeping less than 6 hours per night; and a much higher likelihood of aggressive breast cancer with lack of sleep. Both sleep and water are vital to a healthy immune system, so monitor your water intake, get plenty of rest, and seek professional help when needed. More information regarding the value of sleep may be found in my book, Release Prostate Cancer Now! available on Amazon.com. 

For unique information on Alternative Nature Based Cancer Treatments
for the multiple forms of cancer,
read my newest book: Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer
available on Amazon.com at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KEGLZY4

For a comprehensive understanding of Prostate Cancer
focused on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment options read:
Release Prostate Cancer Now!
available on Amazon.com at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6CEEUM

Sunday, August 21, 2016

New Book Available, Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer: Nature Based Treatments Deserving Research and Recognition

Presenting a solution to cancer, my recently published book Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer holds the potential to save millions of lives and billions of dollars, while fostering renewed health and happiness.

For forty years we’ve searched to cure cancer with limited success while ignoring the possibility of effective nature-based therapies often for financial gain or personal power. This year 500,000 in the U.S., a total of 8.2 million precious human beings around the world, will die of cancer. But cancer need not define us! Nor is it the inevitable ordained outcome of being human. Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer presents research and results for low side effect, affordable, nature-based cancer treatments from around the world reporting cancer stabilization, remission, faster and more complete healing, even what some have called cures. It concisely explains the prevalent bias in today’s medical approval system hindering nature-based formal acceptance; empowers each of us to take charge of our lives leaving our preconceptions behind; and offers an innovative approach considering all options to heal cancer.
Incredibly approachable and goal-oriented, Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer is guaranteed to inspire hope for cancer patients, families, friends, loved ones, and all those touched by cancer. If you are looking for unique information on alternative, nature-based cancer treatment, or ways that may improve and ensure your conventional treatment for nearly any form of cancer, read my newest book: Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer available on Amazon.com at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KEGLZY4.

Then be sure to post your hopefully 5-star review of this book on Amazon.com. This will greatly assist in getting the word out concerning potentially effective healing alternatives for cancer while at the same time opening the door for further research, clinical trials, and general acceptance by medical practitioners. Remember, success comes from those that show up. Your participation by reading this book and recommending it to others will build the path on our journey to finding an effective treatment for cancer, saving lives, and healing our planet.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Flax Hull Lignans to Treat Cancer

Discarded for years or used for commercial products, flax seed hulls may hold the secret to save millions of lives and possibly cure cancer. But technically it’s not the hulls or the flax seed that hold the miracle, but the lignans, or lignan precursors, found within the husk. Removed by a recently developed cold mechanical process called MCP, it takes around 2 gallons of flax to obtain a teaspoon of flax hull lignans.

Scientists have discovered there are 27 different forms of lignans, technically phytonutrients, derived from flax and they all work together for incredible healing results. When ingested on a regular basis studies have confirmed, lignans from flax seed hold anti-tumor, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-oestrogenic, immune boosting, and cholesterol mediating properties. Lignans from flax have been shown to reduced breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer loads by killing cancer cells and slowing cancer’s growth; reduce prostate PSA and prevent BPH; reduce C-reactive protein concentrations; assist in lowering blood pressure; suppress atherosclerosis; improve heart health; and protect healthy cells against DNA damage and lipid peroxidation.

In a study by Duke University Medical Research Center they found lignans effective at halting prostate tumor growth. To back this up, there have been multiple reports of men dropping their PSA by 40% or more with only short-term use of lignans. One man with prostate metastases throughout his body reportedly was able to drop his PSA from a high of 94.7 to 26.3 with lignans and proper diet. Then there is a Canada study where women eating flaxseed muffins daily reduced breast cancer cell growth by 34.2%, killed their cancer cells by 31%; and decreased expression of their cancer growth receptor  Her2 by 71% after only one month. In another Canadian study it was determined lignan intake reduced colorectal cancer risk while killing tumor cells. And in a 2008 randomized controlled trial looking at the effects of flaxseed supplementation on men scheduled for a prostatectomy, the men on flaxseed received excellent results.. For 30 days one group was feed 30 grams per day of ground flaxseed. Their conclusion from the trial was that flaxseed was safe and cancer proliferation rates were lower for men using the flaxseed supplementation. Now remember these results were obtained from ground flaxseed and not the more potent and effective form of flax husk lignans.

The principal lignan precursor found within flax hulls is secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG) that is converted by intestinal bacteria into two mammalian lignans called enterolactone (EL) and enterodiol (ED). Together these bring incredible ORAC values (the measure of a food’s antioxidant ability) to fight cancer with a value of 19,600 per 100 grams compared to say kale at 1,770 per hundred grams. Flax hull lignans are also considered the richest source of natural phytoestrogens and have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute for their ability to prevent cancer. As with any supplemental product, you will want to discuss flax hull lignan use, interactions, and dosage with an informed doctor. The majorities of people experience no side effects with flax hull lignan supplementation but potential allergic reactions; changes in hormones; decreased clotting; possible constipation; and changes in medications are all things to consider.

Should you decide to explore flax hull lignans as an option, quality product is available online. Just make sure it has been developed through the MCP process, is Non-GMO, and without added chemicals. One source to checkout is: Flax Lignan Health. With the abundant cancer fighting, overall health, and preventative benefits already discovered from years of research regarding flax hull lignans, they are definitely one of the many nature-based, low side effect treatments we should add to our list for clinical trials both as a stand alone treatment and in combination with other products and medications. 

For unique information on Alternative Nature Based Cancer Treatments
for the many forms of cancer, 
read my newest book: Timely Proposal To Cure Cancer 
available on Amazon.com at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KEGLZY4

For a comprehensive understanding of Prostate Cancer
focused on Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment options read:
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Low Side Effect Prostate Cancer Treatment

Looking for a potential breakthrough in prostate cancer treatments. Expanding on nature-based already available SPDT treatment protocols, recent clinical trials have shown incredible results healing prostate cancer ‘without side effects’ by using what is basically chlorophyll and light. Again, it’s the nature-based treatments combined with solid science that are revealing a path to healing.
Developed by a team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, a procedure called Tookad® Vascular-Targeted Photodynamic Therapy, or Tookad® VTP, has proven itself through clinical trials to cure up to 80% of early stage prostate cancer patients. Doing so without any of the debilitating, life-threatening side effects so often resulting from surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The outpatient procedure takes less than 90 minutes. During this time a nature-based photosensitized drug called Tookad® Soluble made from aquatic bacteriochlorophyll is injected. Then very thin optic fibers are inserted into the cancerous tissue. The fibers are used to transmit near-infrared light directly to the cancer site. Light plus Tookad® Soluble in cancer cells immediately creates oxygen radicals and nitric oxide radicals, causing the closure of cancer cell blood supply lines. Without nutrients, the cancer cells die. Then the dead cancer cells along with any extra Tookad® Soluble are naturally flushed out of the body without damage to healthy tissue or side effects.
Tookad® VTP research is expanding to include many different forms of cancer. Clinical trials are ongoing at New York’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. For now, thanks to a clinical trial with 80 patients from Mexico, Peru, and Panama the procedure is fully approved and available in Mexico. A European Trial has recently concluded with 47 medical centers enrolling over 400 patients.  Results confirmed, “Tookad® VTP was effective at reducing rates of progression, conferring a negative biopsy status, and diminishing the need for radical therapy.” In the U.S. a small, recently completed 2016 Trial confirmed a 73.3% cure rate with optimal dosing. For prostate cancer patients, and most likely many other forms of cancer, Tookad® VTP with its current success rate and lack of side effects is a medical miracle. 

With its success rate; easy, safe, and short treatment process; and lack of side effects, one has to wonder why this isn’t already the treatment of choice for early prostate cancer.
Let’s take it one step further. By combining Tookad® VTP with more effective early detection procedures such as ONCOblot and nature-based pre-treatments such as Artesunate, also employing an oxidative process to kill cancer, along with immune modulators such as Thymogen to boost immune system activity, I believe we could relegate deaths from prostate cancer to a mere footnote in history. Look for more information about this procedure to follow soon.

Monday, February 1, 2016

20 Participants Needed for Prostate Cancer Research Study

A prostate cancer research study focused on 'hormone therapy' is looking for an additional 20 participants for an opinion research project. Ideally participants will be on Lupron -or- have used Lupron -or- 'another form of hormone therapy', within a reasonably recent time frame. Participants need to have been diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime during the past 6 years.

Participants, and possibly members of their family, will spend approximately one hour with an interviewer over the phone. For this, participants will be compensated an honorarium of $150.

If interested to find out more information, and to see if you qualify for this study call:
David Leonard, Director of Opinion Research in New York, NY at 1-212-289-0087.

Be sure to tell him you heard about the study from Steve Warren at Release Prostate Cancer Now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Want a Better Life, Avoid Cancer, Heal Faster... Exercise

Want to live longer and fell better while avoiding a cancer or its recurrence? 

The solution is as simple as exercising 3-4 hours per week. You’ll reduce your risk of getting cancer by over 60%, and reduce your risk of a cancer relapse by 40%. Incredible benefits for only a few hours per week, yet how many just can’t find the time to exercise, or even move their body beyond work, home, and refrigerator.

It doesn’t take much. A 2011 study looking at men diagnosed with prostate cancer found just 3 hours of vigorous physical activity per week lowered their risk of dying from cancer by 61%. Men over 65 with prostate cancer who exercise regularly enjoy even better odds. Just 3 hours exercise per week reduced their risk of dying by a whopping 70%. Expanding the benefits of exercise, the Macmillan Cancer Support Study, a review 60 studies and survey of 400 health care professionals, found that breast cancer patients reduced their mortality by 40% with exercise, and bowel cancer patients reduced their risk of dying by 50%.

And if you were exercising before your cancer diagnosis, your odds are even better. Now think about this, many men and women don’t even realize they have cancer till its been growing inside for a long time. This is precious time when you could have been exercising to improve your odds.

Exercise acts on cancer in multiple ways. It reduces internal inflammation preventing cancer’s occurrence. In addition, a 2003 study found that exercise increases the p53 tumor suppressor gene while reducing IGF-1. This acts to stop radical cell growth and promote natural cancer cell death thereby preventing and stopping cancer in its tracks. In truth, the more active you are the less possibility of cancer you’ll have. Add to this, the findings out of a study looking at 572 cancer patients who had their prostates removed because of cancer. They found men participating in more exercise had more normally shaped blood vessels in their tumors. Why is this important? Tests have shown more regularly shaped blood vessels equate to quicker and more complete healing results after treatment. 

Then it’s important to consider the quality of life after cancer treatment. A 2015 study of women treated for breast cancer found those who participated in a trainer supervised, slowly progressive weight training program achieved much better physical functioning than those who merely rested after treatment. Simple daily activities such as walking, carrying things, even getting out of the bed or shower were all improved for those who exercised over those who did not. Studies also found that breast cancer patients who exercised experienced less nausea, reduced risk of blood clots, had easier digestion with less constipation, reduced weight, enjoyed a healthier sex drive, and experienced more energy. 

Activities such as guided exercise, biking, tennis, jogging, swimming and even fast walking all contributed to lowering health risks, though some feel they’re only a little overweight so why put out the effort. Bet you didn’t know you don’t have to be obese or really fat to increase your risks of cancer. Just 10 to 20 pounds overweight may start the process. Excess fat actually acts like an organ in your body. It makes hormones and proteins that increase inflammation that directly cause cancer. Fat is not just fat. There are over 20 hormones and 80 different harmful proteins made by the fat around your middle. The greater the fat, the more nasty chemicals are being made. This eventually causes cellular DNA damage while supporting cancer development, growth, and recurrence. Yet how many patients have their cancer treated without addressing the overweight lifestyle that contributed to or created the cancer.

But cancer isn’t the only consequence. It is well documented that excess fat, especially around your middle, causes general inflammation throughout your body. This inflammation can lead to heart attacks, stroke, Alzheimer’s, nervous system disorders and much more. To live a high quality of life we need to break out of this destructive process.

So our tasks become staying physically fit, getting your blood really flowing, and reducing your gut. Have you taken a good look at the American population recently? How many do you see walking around with a basketball or worse pushing out from where their stomach used to be? No man or woman was born like this. Nor did it just happen. It took years of neglect and abuse to grow that gut, the same gut that may reduce you to your knees with cancer. Do you now see its time to start making healthier lifestyle changes?

Yet where do you begin? If you haven’t been to a gym in awhile, it can be an intimidating process. Then too, cancer treatment will sap your strength and resolve. Chemotherapy drugs, radiation, or surgery often cause overwhelming fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea or constipation, weakness and more, all things that reduce your resolve to get the needed exercise that will reduce or relieve these symptoms. Your mind may say, ‘I need the exercise’, but your body is saying, ‘I can’t do it’, ‘I’m afraid’, ‘It won’t make a difference’, or ‘I’m just too sore or tired’.

At this point you need to realize, its your life we are talking about, and if you want to improve your life, its time to start moving. If you can only do one thing, just get out and walk. Take 30 minutes or an hour a day, and walk around your neighborhood. Meandering with your dog isn’t nearly as good as a really quick walk. Then start by getting to the gym at least once a week. Now here’s the important part. If you haven’t been to the gym before, or if your body has been depleted with cancer treatments, you will need a personal trainer skilled in working with cancer patients.

Look for a gym that can provide you with individualized training and the personalized support specialized in working with cancer and overweight patients. This will help you renew your energy while rebuilding your body. Regardless of your current abilities or challenges, there is no need to worry what others will think of your current skills or progress. Often a boutique exercise facility, featuring individualized training and small classes with professionals who understand your cancer journey, will be best.

If you still need one more reason to exercise, then hear this! A new 2016 study found fat cells in adipose tissue surrounding the prostate in overweight men make a chemokine called CCL7. This links with a prostate cancer chemical labeled CCR3, causing the cancer to spread while becoming much more aggressive, and creating a much greater chance of recurrence after treatment. Simply put, fat acts to draw out the cancer from prostates and spread it around the body. From this study they learned the more overweight you are, the bigger your gut, the greater chance you will have difficult to treat, aggressive prostate cancer.

The solution is simple, If you like living, start eating right and exercise today!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Potential New Cancer Treatments: A New Look At Green Tea

Are you a tea drinker? After reading this, you may consume more green tea. Each cup of tea is loaded with catechins. These are polyphenols that have been shown to assist with the prevention and treatment of various cancers. Major polyphenols in green tea include epicatechin (EC), epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin (EGC), and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Green tea also contains to a lesser amount the polyphenols kaempferol, myricitrin and quercetin. Of all the polyphenols in green tea the most abundant is EGCG. One cup of green tea will contain 300-400mg mixed polyphenols, including approximately 100-150mg EGCG.

For 5,000 years, Chinese have been drinking green tea. They also enjoy some of the lowest incidence of prostate cancer. The question becomes, could this partially be do to the green tea? The answer appears to be yes. Multiple studies have shown drinking green tea reduces the risk of cancer. When patients treat their cancer with it, green tea decreases cancer cell viability along with promoting cancer cell death. Green tea is unique. It has been found to have either antioxidant or oxidative effects pending on the health of the cell it reaches, along with anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-arteriosclerotic and anti-bacterial properties. One study found drinking 3 cups of green tea per day lowered prostate cancer risk. Another study looking at 49,920 men in Japan found drinking 5 cups of green tea per day significantly reduced the risk of advanced prostate cancer. But who really wants to drink that much tea? Could it also cause problems, and don’t forget about the caffeine.

What if there was something from green tea anyone could take to obtain the same benefits without the volume of tea, or its caffeine? Truth be known, it does exist. Researchers have long looked at the benefits of EGC and EGCG in direct relationship to cancer.

In prostate cancer they found that EGC and EGCG are effective at reducing the enzyme 5-alpha reductase process thereby inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into DHT effectively blocking it from cancer cells. This process is much like the action of the cancer drug bicalutamide and other antiandrogen cancer drugs, without the severe side effects. Then again many believe prostate cancer’s growth is fed by DHT, so reduce DHT and slow the growth. Researchers also found that EGCG retards the angiogenesis process by preventing new cancer blood vessel nutrient supply lines, essentially starving the cancer. In addition researchers discovered when EGCG is used with another component, it effectively blocks ENOX2 proteins causing interference with the cancer cell’s ability to mature and divide, effectively cutting their growth. 

And there’s still more. EGCG coming into contact with cancer cells results in the production of hydrogen peroxide. When this H(2)O(2) reacts with the increased iron stored in, and needed by, cancer cells, potent reactive oxygen species (ROS) are created such as hydroxyl radicals, creating a heightened oxidative state causing apoptotic cell destruction. 

Following this train of thought, new research from Penn State confirmed EGCG from green tea damages the mitochondria of cancer cells reducing the expression of anti-oxidant genes causing further oxidative stress leading to cancer’s demise. They also proposed that EGCG interacts with a protein, SIRT3, to facilitate the process. The truly remarkable part of this interaction between EGCG and SIRT3 is that, it’s selective in nature. EGCG turns on SIRT3 in healthy cells, and turns off SIRT3 in cancer cells. How incredible, and what a fabulous design! This unique set of interactions protects healthy cells, keeping them away from cancer, while causing cancer cells to terminate. EGCG is certainly a multi-pathway approach to treat cancer exhibiting unique healing interactions with multiple forms of cancer including breast, prostate, colon, lung, ovarian and many others.

To further show the benefits of EGCG and EGC for prostate cancer prevention, an Italian study at the University of Parma, Italy gave flavonoid concentrates to men who tested prone to the risk of prostate cancer. The men received 200mg of the concentrate 3 times per day for a year. At the end of the study only one man out of 32 receiving the green tea flavonoid capsules was diagnosed with prostate cancer, whereas in the control group not receiving the capsules, 9 out of 30 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer.

When you consider all these benefits, without many of the egregious side effects of artificial cancer drugs when administered properly, it certainly makes one think there could be a better way to approach healing cancer, or at least slow it down. Yet how many men and women in the general population know the cancer preventative and healing benefits of EGCG from green tea? Have you ever heard, you should drink green tea, or try EGCG, from your doctor in relation to cancer? If not officially ‘FDA Approved’ for cancer prevention and treatment, for many doctors it doesn’t exist. They simply say (without FDA Approval) there is no proof it works. For our future, and the health of our society, I believe we need to find a way to further research and integrate treatments such as this into everyday clinical practice.

In itself, EGCG may not be the cure-all for cancer, though it most likely will slow it down, and assist healing when used with existing approved cancer protocols. Considering new research suggests it operates as a pro-oxidant creating ROS in relation to cancer cells, further research may want to look at combining it with other natural oxidative treatments such as Artemisinin or marijuana.

EGCG may also lesson cancer recurrence rates by effectively reducing the small amounts of cancer cells left after surgery or radiation. Then too, there is extensive evidence suggesting EGCG plays a substantial role in cancer prevention. EGCG presents so many good opportunities to attack cancer. Still it is also important to remember throughout this discussion, everyone’s unique cancer, diet, composition, history and metabolism are different. Where some have received excellent results from EGCG, others have experienced no results directly attributed to its use for reasons yet unknown.

Aside from the already mentioned healing actions of EGCG, one unique benefit deserves further exploration. Possibly EGCG’s greatest benefit comes from its ability to tackle newly developing cancer before the cancer gets a foothold requiring more drastic treatment. And to my belief, everyone would agree the sooner a cancer is found, the easier it is to treat with better results. So how do we find cancer at its earliest stages?

To accomplish this task, I believe we should all be looking at a newly available test capable of detecting 27 different types of cancer, and there organ of origin, with a single blood draw including: Prostate, Bladder, Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, Endometrial, Esophageal, Gastric, Hepatocellular, Kidney, Leukemia, Non-Small cell, Lung Small cell, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Mesothelioma, Multiple Myeloma, Myeloma, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Sarcoma,  Squamous Cell, Thyroid, Follicular, Uterine, Papillary, Testicular Germ Cell cancers. It accomplishes this by using the ENOX2 protein as a marker, and then determining its molecular weight and isoelectric point. The test, though not infallible, claims a 99.3% reliability for determining cancer(s) with no false positives, and 96% accuracy in determining the type of, and organ site, of the cancer. Certainly better results than the standard PSA test. This ONCOblot test has been called, “the most sensitive blood test for cancer available today”. Unfortunately it can’t determine the stage of the cancer, the amount of the cancer load, or any cancer spread. It just effectively tells you if you have cancer, or not. Yet when considering whether to have a biopsy, determining if you have the real possibility of cancer beforehand is very valuable knowledge. Currently, the ONCOblot test is approved by the FDA as a ‘Laboratory Developed Test’. Unfortunately, it is not covered by insurance, as it is too new, and little known by many oncologists. It was first made available to the public January 2013.

Using this test as a follow-up to the standard PSA test that so often triggers a biopsy, could save the American public and insurance companies over $2 Billion per year by dramatically reducing the 750,000 unnecessary negative prostate biopsies. But the real benefit may come from the millions of lives it could save. You see this test can find cancer even before major symptoms appear. It detects cancer with as few as 2 million cells, unlike current mammogram scans that need 4.5 trillion cells to register. And it is at this cancer infancy stage that EGCG is most effective at eradicating cancer. Imagine if cancers were found early enough for EGCG, say in the form of CAPSOL-T® a product combining concentrated EGCG with capsicum powder, or another green tea product, to heal your cancer without surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Could it change your life, and the face of medicine today?

In a cancer prevention trail using CAPSOL-T®, 110 men and women were tested for the presence of ENOX2 using the ONCOblot process. Forty four (44) test subjects were found to have the presence of various cancers as exhibited by positive ONCOblot tests. These were then given CAPSOL-T® for periods from 3 to 17 months and continually retested for ENOX2 markers. Researchers found that forty one (41) of the cancer subjects retested no longer showed the presence of ENOX2 in their systems, indicating there very early stage cancer gone.

CAPSOL-T® is a specialized product readily available in the U.S. combining concentrated decaffeinated green tea powder in a 25:1 ratio with capsicum powder otherwise known as red pepper or chili pepper. Each 350mg CAPSOL-T® capsule has the flavonoid benefits of drinking multiple cups of green tea with only 1.65mg caffeine per capsule. It is believed the synergy of concentrated green tea with capsicum increases the bioavailability and healing qualities many times over. Capsicum by itself has been shown to block breast cancer cell migration and reduce the size of certain tumors

Those who use CAPSOL-T® are strongly recommended to take it every four (4) hours around the clock to maximize its effectiveness, along with preventing an EGCG resistance buildup. For those who want to sleep through the night without interruption, there is a time-release product available. Structured dosing allows the cancer cells to be continuously exposed, creating the best possible results. According to CAPSOL-T®, there have been no adverse effects, no liver problems, and no lawsuits associated with CAPSOL-T® use. It has also been stated that CAPSOL-T® is non-toxic at recommended concentrations due to the many other protective polyphenols in the product. The manufacturer of CAPSOL-T® confirms it is all-natural and contains only decaffeinated green tea and capsicum powder, both of which are extremely safe.

With that said, it is important to know side effects from using ‘too much’ EGCG and/or green tea could exist. If you have cancer and decide to explore EGCG or CAPSOL-T®, I suggest you only do it under a doctor’s care who is familiar with the product(s) you are using. Cases of acute liver failure, even death, have been attributed to taking too much EGCG and/or caffeine. Minor side effects can include excess intestinal gas, nausea, heartburn, stomachache, abdominal pain, dizziness, nervousness, headache, and muscle pain. More serious side effects from concentrated EGCG could include vomiting, kidney problems, and moderate to severe hepatic necrosis (liver failure). For most, these side effects disappear when EGCG supplementation is stopped. The higher the dose of EGCG, the more toxic it is to the liver, and a small percentage of people, for as yet undetermined reasons, appear to be especially susceptible to liver problems. Interesting to note, when used properly, EGCG has been suggested to prevent Hepatitis C, thus protecting the liver. 

Before beginning clinical use of EGCG, there is a discussion you need to have with your doctor, along with a complete liver panel, prior to beginning any EGCG treatment. And since side effect symptoms have occurred anywhere from 10 days to 7 months after treatment, it is appropriate to continue to have your liver checked on a regular basis.

To be wise, start by thinking of EGCG as a cancer drug, rather than a super safe supplement. Would you blindly start taking a cancer drug? In reality, considering the millions, possibly billions of people around the world using green tea and EGCG every day with relatively few if any serious side effects, EGCG is probably safer that driving your car to the corner store for a carton of milk. Then consider the newest FDA approved cancer drugs with their litany of side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, arm swelling, reduction in blood cells, high blood pressure, decreased hemoglobin, liver damage, cardiac dysfunction and arterial events, renal failure, thyroid failure, gastrointestinal perforation etc, and you realize green tea and EGCG for cancer, when treated with respect under proper supervision, can be generally considered safe having excellent healing qualities. The majority of people never experience any side effects. According to the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology between 1999 and 2008 only 34 cases of liver damage were attributed to EGCG, with one unfortunate death. By the same token, between 1999 and 2008 there were 9 deaths attributed to drinking too much water. Problems can happen. Everything you put into your mouth has an effect on your body! Be safe and work with your doctor for appropriate dosage and proper tests.

Certainly there are laboratory studies and case studies showing doses of EGCG unsafe. There is also a ‘wealth of materials and studies’ showing the remarkable benefits of EGCG with zero to minimal side effects. It is unfortunate we do not have more studies using EGCG in human trials. The limited research I have seen for CAPSOL-T® is very promising, and I have heard of no side effects regarding this product. It is also interesting that several attorneys are gathering clients for class action suits regarding EGCG and its unregulated use in weight reduction formulas. Though an excess of EGCG looks to be the culprit in this legal action, much is still unknown about EGCG’s interactions with other ingredients, the amounts of caffeine consumed, and/or pesticides and substances that may have contaminated the weight reduction product or tea. There obviously needs to be more research. 

From my research, I believe EGCG and EGC from green tea aid in the process to relieve the burden of cancer. Drinking green tea daily, as a life choice, appears to provide a strong avenue for cancer prevention. As a treatment protocol today I would only personally use EGCG as secondary to other treatments, or as a primary treatment when cancer is found in its earliest stages. Then I would look at CAPSOL-T®. When used with low-risk early stage non-aggressive prostate cancer, the benefits appear clear. We also need to make available better use of the ONCOblot test, if not for the $2 Billion cost reduction, for lives it will save.

Today EGCG is one more of our low cost, orphan cancer treatments deserving further research and eventual approval by the FDA, especially when it comes to early cancer treatment and as a supplemental treatment along side more aggressive protocols. We all deserve further research into EGCG to understand dosage over time, most effective applications, and greater product refinement. Imagine relieving a portion of the burden of cancer for pennies a day. With nearly 12 cancer deaths per minute, we must do everything possible to cure cancer now. Not just looking at exotic, outrageously expensive, new drugs. EGCG has earned its place in the list of Proven Natural Treatments Deserving Research. The time has come for us to take the next step and explore it further.

There is still more to explore in this series on Potential New Natural Cancer Treatments. Look for the new post coming soon.