Before I begin with this special section on cancer, I need to be very clear about something. The information contained here is NOT meant to treat cancer or any other disease. In fact, I do not treat cancer since I and many other health professionals and research scientists do not consider it to be an illness. Cancer is a condition that can occur in the body due to an immune system that is not able to do its job correctly. We know that by the time a cancer can be medically diagnosed by most traditional testing methods, it is has generally been growing for 5-10 years. The body was unable to destroy the first few cells (that many experts say our bodies produce every day) and the cancer cells slowly grew and multiplied. As they became larger, they possibly gained the ability to shield themselves so that the body not only could not destroy them, but in fact might not even have known they were there anymore. The purpose of what I do and of what the information set forth here is designed for is therefore NOT to directly kill cancer cells. Cancer cells are in fact YOUR cells and not the cells of some different organism such as would be the case if they were a virus, bacteria, or parasite. The idea is to change the biological terrain of your body so that it is no longer hospitable to having the abnormal cancer cells, while at the same time helping your immune system to do its job better. In this way, if successful, some of the cells will redifferentiate back to normal cells while others will be destroyed by your immune system’s soldiers such as your NK or natural killer cells. This can be a long and difficult task and some immune products can be costly. Remember how many years it took for these cells to get to the point they are currently at! The most important things that must all be carried out as soon as possible are (in no particular order):
|1)||Eliminating all foods that depress immune function (foods containing almost any sweeteners or sugars, foods made of flour, potatoes, and any food to which you are allergic or reactive to in any way).|
|2)||Eating adequate amounts of healthy foods, especially fresh non-starchy vegetables of various colors, animal protein only from animals that were raised and fed their natural diet, and healthy fats both from the properly fed animals as well as others listed in the information below.|
|3)||Removal of toxins from the body which were part of the causes that depressed your immune function including but not limited to- pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chlorine, fluoride, mercury, lead, etc.|
|4)||Support of the main eliminatory organs such as the liver and kidneys with products designed to carry out this task.|
|5)||Consumption of adequate amounts of CLEAN PURE water in between meals to help flush out the toxins. Two quarts a day is a good beginning goal for an average weight adult. Excellent brands of bottled water include- Fiji, Volvic, and Calistoga. If your supermarket does not carry any of these, try your local health food store where most of your shopping will need to be anyway. Please note that hormone free and antibiotic free meats are often not as claimed. You need to check whether this statement means from birth to death or only the last 90 days to meet government standards. More importantly is that you need the food that the animal eats to be it natural diet. For example most beef that is free of added chemicals was still raised on grain and not pasture fed on grass, as it would be in nature. This causes all the fatty acids to be in the wrong balance. The Whole Foods Market chain of stores is one place where you can purchase New Zealand beef, which is one of the grass fed types that is available.|
BOOKS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE MEDICAL
PROFESSION IS SO IN THE DARK ABOUT CANCER AND ITS TREATMENTS
Questioning Chemotherapy by Ralph Moss
The Cancer Industry by Ralph Moss
Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert Mendohlson
Modern Foods by David Casper & Thomas Stone
The Definitive Guide to Cancer Future Medicine Publishing
Special CANCER (and immune enhancing) diet
Before I begin, let me clarify something about food choices, cancer, and the medical industry. Physicians are taught almost nothing about clinical nutrition and diet. Dieticians are also taught almost nothing about clinical nutrition and neither professional would be able to pass the national board exam in clinical nutrition. To ask most doctors about nutritional supplementation or diets for cancer would be like asking a plumber or an electrician for information about how to make your financial investments. Always be certain that you ask questions from professionals who are thoroughly trained in the area of your question or else their incorrect answers and lack of knowledge will be partly your fault.
It can be very difficult to radically change your dietary habits. Keep in mind that your body is fighting a tremendous battle and it needs your help in two very important ways.
First, your body needs you to do your utmost to eliminate all of the things, which helped it, get to its present unhealthy condition. Second- your body needs you to supply it with all of the necessary building blocks and possibly many special supplements so that it can work its magic (but it is not magic) of helping to support and increase its ability to fight the cancer cells.
FOODS TO ELIMINATE (as much as possible)
All foods with any type of natural or synthetic sweeteners added.
(Use Stevia instead).
This includes all sugars including molasses, corn syrups, honey, fructose, fruit concentrates, fruit juice concentrates, etc. Small amounts of Raw- unheated- unfiltered honey only if absolutely necessary and possibly Xylitol that appears to be an anti-bacterial sugar which at least in small amounts is not causing any problems or altering the blood sugar level.
A study done in Europe showed that micro waving changes the molecular structure of foods, making them depressive to the immune system, therefore I highly advise against the consumption of foods cooked defrosted or re-heated in a microwave if you are trying to improve your health and immune system.
All foods made from any kind of flour should be reduced as much as possible, or eliminated. This includes whole wheat breads as well as all cakes, cookies pastas, etc. If you insist on eating pasta, make it a whole grain Aspelt@ pasta and eat as little pasta and as much vegetable/tomato sauce as possible. The body converts flour products into sugars very rapidly, and cancer feeds on this sugar. Let=s feed the healthy cells and not the cancer. Also eliminate all Apopped@ or Apuffed@ grains as these may be even worse. If you must eat a piece of bread per day (not more!) than make it Ezekiel bread from Food for Life.
All foods cooked in any type of deep fat fryer whether fast food or at a fancy restaurant. In other words no French fries, onion rings, tempura, fried zucchini, etc. (ask me how to make healthy ones). No chips unless they are baked, not fried, (and contain NO added oils) and keep that to an absolute minimum since they are made from flour.
Eliminate any food which contains any Apartially hydrogenated@ oil of
Do not use standard types or brands of vegetable oils, only Flora and Omega brand unless it is extra virgin olive oil. All oils must be refrigerated! Use Omega Oils- Catalog 1-800-661-3529
No ordinary poultry, red meats, or standard eggs. Use only those, which
were antibiotic and hormone free from birth to death and raised on diets
as close as possible to their natural diets. San Diego residents may
purchase top quality beef and chicken from Wrights Poultry at 1043 Broadway
in Chula Vista (improving your health IS NOT be convenient!)
New Zealand beef from the Whole Foods Market is also excellent as is Shelton=s chicken from Jimbo=s Naturally in Del Mar and Escondido.
No canned foods, and frozen only if necessary. Fresh live foods whenever
No fruit juices because they are concentrated sugars and are just as bad as a candy bar.
No store bought mayonnaise, they are all made from very bad and rancid oils
No regular table salt. Use only special (non-white) French Sea salt 1-800-903-SALT
FOODS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR NEW HEALTHY DIET
ORGANIC IS ALWAYS PREFERABLE IF AFFORDABLE.
Fresh vegetables raw or cooked No limit, eat lots of non-starchy vegetables! and season them however you like them best. (Most spices are very healthy especially ginger and turmeric and all fresh herbs). Cooked vegetables are often digested more easily by people with cancer than raw vegetables, unless the raw ones are juiced.
Raw fresh fruit should be reduced as much as possible, however an apple a day or a portion of fresh berries is fine as long as it is not strawberries.
Beans, always soaked over night first and eaten in small quantities. Neither grains nor beans should be a dominant food source for any meal but rather may be added in SMALL quantity if desired. Beans are far better than grains and the best grain for most people is Barley. Adzuki, pinto, kidney, lentils, etc.. DO NOT EAT ANY SOY PRODUCTS EXCEPT THOSE THAT STATE ON THE LABEL THAT THEY HAVE BEEN EITHER FERMENTED OR AGED! (Miso, tempeh and natto are good, but tofu, soy milk and soy cheeses are bad) for more information go to http://www.wholesoystory.com/ Or www.PPNF.org and put soy into the search box.
Small grains need not be soaked such as amaranth, quinoa, and teff. Black or red quinoa are healthier than the ivory one and these small ancient grains are some of the most nutritious.. Barley converts to sugar very slowly and is therefore also an excellent grain. In general, grains should not be consumed as a main food but rather as a small portion, if desired, along with your plate full of healthy vegetables, properly raised animal protein and good fats and oils.
Eggs are fine as long as you buy Pastured as your first choice or Free Range as your second choice. Top brands (if they meet the previous criteria) include Vital Farms, Pasture Verde, Frenz, Eben-Haezer, and a few others. They may be cooked by themselves or added to any other food. Poached or boiled is best. For frying use coconut oil, palm kernel oil or ghee. Eggs should be from vegetarian fed hens and be free of hormones and antibiotics. The pastured ones get the additional benefit of eating some of the worms, insects, and foliage that are part of their natural species specific diet.
Cook beef and lamb as rare as possible. The best is grass fed and organic but grass fed is the most important. Rare beef (or lamb) has a great deal more nutrition and is also much easier to digest than beef cooked medium or more.
Pasteurized milk has had much of its health benefits and all of its enzymes destroyed by heating, so the only good quality milk in southern California is RAW from Organic Pastures or Claravale - whole never reduced fat. If you MUST drink a pasteurized milk, get the Grass milk from Organic Valley or the milk from Strauss dairy, but the RAW is far- far better if grass fed raw is available in your state. Use foods as presented by nature, every time humans change them, we make them less healthy.
Good quality organic plain Whole Milk yoghurt is OK if you have no problem with dairy products. You may sweeten it with stevia, luo han or Yacon syrup and add a SMALL amount of fresh cut up berries for added flavor if you must.
Acceptable oils for any kind of cooking or sauteeing are limited to Ghee, grass fed butter (Kerry Gold is fine), or coconut or sesame oil from either Omega, or Flora. Omega may be ordered at 1- 800-661-3529
For oils which will not be fried such as for making salad dressing, or for use in soups, stews or on the few acceptable noodles (Kelp Noodles or Shirataki noodles only) use extra virgin olive oil, flax seed oil if not heated at all, sunflower oil, pistachio oil, walnut oil, or a combination from the Omega or Flora (or Rapunzel) . Only use unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar when making your own salad dressings.
(ALL OILS MUST BE KEPT REFRIGERATED (EXCEPT COCONUT)
TRY TO DRINK TWO QUARTS (or more) OF GOOD WATER (BETWEEN MEALS) EVERY DAY. Best water is NOT TAP AND NOT DISTILLED. Fiji and Volvic are good or any bottled water which says that it is from an artesian well and has a pH of between 7.0 and 8.0.
Two of the best drinks are good water and fresh pressed organic vegetable juices. (Must be raw and NOT pasteurized)
Okay, once in a while you could make a healthy soda from seltzer or club soda with a small amount of some good quality freshly juiced (by you) organic lemon or limes with stevia for added sweetness. A Fresh lemon or lime may also be squeezed into your daily water for added benefit if you like. Much better soda would be if you used Gerolsteiner sparkling mineral water instead of seltzer with Stevita, NOW, or Sweet Leaf brand flavoring drops added. But water is better than carbonated water.
Never eat within 2 hours of bedtime.
Stevia, a special herb, is acceptable as a sweetener. (Different brands taste differently) Yacon syrup is also acceptable as a sweetener as it U.S. made xylitol from xylitol USA is it does dot make you gassy or cause any loose stool.
Some possible beginning supplements while you're waiting to see me. If you wish to be aggressive in assisting your body in its ability to fight or if you wish to add them to whatever your own health practitioner is doing with you.
- A good multi-vitamin such as Super Nutrition's Perfect Family iron free. (Regular with iron only if your iron is proven to be low with a ferritin blood test, ask your doctor.) Perfect Family is normally taken as 2 tablets towards the end of breakfast and 2 more towards the end of dinner. Never take a multi at the beginning of a meal or without food. This supplement is available at many health food stores. Start at one with these two meals and after a week raise it to 2 in order to get your body adjusted to a high potency multi. If two doesn't feel good then remain at 1 and 1
- Extra vitamin C 2000mg per meal. (Min 6,000mg/day) There are many good products available including Lypo-Spheric C packets (if you can afford them), Vitality C powder, or any good manufacturer's multi-ascorbate form of vitamin C. My favorite tablet is Source Naturals Ultimate Ascorbate C.
- Milk Thistle Capsules 160mg with breakfast and dinner for basic liver support (liver support)
- Alpha Lipoic Acid 100-200mg with each meal (Jarrow is a good brand) (it is a liver support and anti-oxidant)
- Vitamin A from Fish Liver Oil Capsules. 30,000iu per day for 30 days only then reduce per your health advisor
- Immune-26 powder 3 scoops once a day (3 cans/month)
It is suggested that you take a portion a day for 4 days, then raise to two a day for 4 days more, then continue at three scoops/day. This gets the body used to the immune changes. If a loose stool occurs, raise the dose more slowly. Call 800-557-8477 to order-- they will need my ID# which is 508004.
- Carlson brand Cod Liver oil 1 Tablespoon per day and Omega 3-6-9 oil from Omega Nutrition (also called Essential Balance) 1-800-661-3529 also add 1 Tablespoon per day. Keep both in the fridge and use a MEASURING Tablespoon not your soup spoon.
- CoQ-10 300mg taken once per day with a meal Use only 3 softgels of Q-Absorb-100 (NOT THE QH form) by Jarrow Formulas available from many health food stores or on line.
- Plus Generation from Beachwood Canyon www.BCN4Life.com 3 capsules with breakfast and another 3 with dinner
- Immune Builder 5-Mushroom formula capsules from Mushroom Science (the best mushroom company I have ever found.) Available at better health food stores at least 2 capsules per meal I generally have patients take 12 per day in divided doses with, or 15 minutes before meals
- To begin slowly and carefully removing heavy metals such as mercury, lead, etc., I generally recommend ACZ nano spray which is available from various places including www.EliteAlternatives.net A good dose if it causes no reactions is 5 sprays twice each day after gently shaking the bottle. Some people need a lower dose to avoid a detox reaction but most can use 5 twice a day.
- Liver and Kidney support such as Liver Balance Plus and Kidney Rescue from the Pure Body Institute of Ventura. 2 of each with both breakfast and dinner. Start with 1 of each with both meals then raise to 2 and remain there is you do not feel any added fatigue or headaches. Also available from www.EliteAlternatives.net A good dose if it causes no reactions is 5 sprays twice each day after gently shaking the bottle. Some people need a lower dose to avoid a detox reaction but most can use 5 twice a day.
These suggestions are nowhere near the amount of information you need when you are fighting cancer, but it is a substantial start. I do not really like to give supplement suggestions prior to the initial consultations, however since I am generally booked 6-12 weeks ahead, I make an exception with cancer. In addition, I use VERY few network (MLM) products in my practice, but Immune-26 is an excellent product and enables you to get started prior to seeing me in person.
Please consult your current health professional before starting any new program. This information is neither a cure for cancer nor a general recommendation that everyone take if they have been diagnosed with cancer.
I do not know you and have never met you and so this is simply a very short list of some beginning supplements that I often use with cancer patients. It is NEITHER a personal recommendation nor a treatment suggestion nor a prescription.
Two of my favorite DVD's on cancer are Cancer Nutrition and Healing by Jerry Brunetti and my own Cancer Your Doctors Lack of Knowledge can Shorten Your Life. Both are available from www.PPNF.org.
To Your Health David Getoff, CCN, FAAIM
PS Please read and listen to everything under the Initial Consultation button before phoning me for an appointment.