This page is a diary of health commentary written by our Nutritionist and Director Anusha Amen-Ra, N.C. as well as others in the field of Holistic health.
Alcohol Addiction and the Holistic Alternative by Anusha Amen-Ra N.C.
Anxiety, Medication and the Holistic Alternative by Anusha Amen-Ra, N.C
Heart Disease and The Holistic Alternative by Anusha Amen-Ra, N.C.
Depression and the Holistic Alternative. by Anusha Amen-Ra, N.C.
Former President George Bush, Sr. has a hip replacement and Vice President Dick Chaney have a Heart attack are the two related? by Anusha Amen-Ra, N.C.
Former president Reagan has hip replacement surgery.by Anusha Amen-Ra.N.C.
Serafem for PMS ? by Anusha Amen-Ra, N.C.
Persistent Organic Pollutants - What can you do??
Aspartame: Diet drink anyone? By Nancy Markle
Is Depression Natural in an Unatural World by John Foster M.D.
Which direction are you going? by Anusha Amen-Ra, N.C.
Cow's Milk and Dairy by Dave Rietz
World without Cancer by Edward G. Griffin
Alcohol Addiction and the Holistic Alternative
Alcohol addiction is the number one substance abuse problem in the US. Many people every year die from the effects of their substance abuse and addictions and many more die from the issues created by other people's
problems with alcohol.
When it comes to rehabilitation from Alcohol the success rate of all programs offered is extremely low. There are many reasons for this. The biggest problem when it comes to rehabilitation from alcohol is that most all programs are not holistically structured. The most used method in dealing with alcohol addiction is Alcohol Anonymous (AA). According to the tenants of AA you have to admit to the group that you are an "alcoholic." While in the meetings you at some point have to get up before the group, declare you are an alcoholic and tell them the "story" of your life and how alcohol has adversely effected you.
AA started many years ago when a couple of guys who were having problems with alcohol decided to come together and support each other. Over time the program expanded to provide mentors for people getting into the program. Despite how long it may have been since you used alcohol you still have to declare yourself an "alcoholic." The stories are legendary of people going to meetings and despite the fact that they haven't used alcohol in two decades or longer they still have to declare themselves as alcoholics.
AA is touted by many rehabs as the "only" method that works for alcohol addiction. Peer-reviewed studies peg the success rate of AA somewhere between 5 and 10 percent. That is, about one of every fifteen people who enter these programs is able to become and stay sober. That statistic is sobering in and of itself. Even with low success rates AA has helped thousands if not millions of people. And we applaud their success. But anything and everything can be improved upon if you spend enough time studying the problem and developing a better approach to it.
I would like to present another more holistic approach to alcoholism and explain why someone would want to come to Sacred Space Retreats in Cloverdale California, to deal with their issues of addiction instead of using the traditional methods of the AA model.
First let me start by talking about my own personal family observations with alcoholism. My first introduction to the problems of alcoholism came in the form of my family, in particular with my father. As I have observed our family issues with it, I find that for many people, particularly men in our society, we have a similar pattern when it comes to predisposing us to alcohol addiction.
My Dad was in the military on active duty for 30 years. Then after he retired he "volunteered" for the military for another 30 years. In so doing he is what I call one of the original "hard chargers." For many years he had an alcohol problem, as a lot of people in the military do as their way of coping with the tremendous stress they have. As time went on I tried to get him to make some changes to his lifestyle such as taking more responsibility for his health and doing things at home like preparing more healthy meals for himself. He was from the "old school " for sure. He couldn't relate to taking better care of himself and eating better. He left all the food preparation to my mother. He said to me once that "it wasn't in his contract" to prepare his own food. I think he was also from the depression era and so for him he thought I was crazy to suggest that he eat healthier (in his mind more expensive) food. For instance, he loved ice cream, and he would always go to the Air Force base not far from where he lived and he would get the cheapest ice cream they had. He would often brag about the inexpensive food he could get from the base commissary. I don't even think it was real ice cream, it was more like "ice milk." Anyway, he could just not understand why someone would pay more for something he could get cheaper. Eventually I gave up trying to convince him.
My father started to develop Alzheimers when he was in his mid 70's . My mother was so wonderful in that she insisted on taking care of him there at home and would not have him go to a convalescent home. In the end it took quite a toll on her. Dad died in 2009. The last 8 years of his life he continued to decline cognitively. At 82 he died not even knowing who I was or even who his wife of 61 years was. It was quite heart breaking of course for all of us, but especially for my mother.
I fully believe that part of his decline was due to all the years he spent struggling with alcohol. I think it damages a persons brain and makes them more susceptible to these issues later on in life. So as I looked back on his life I swore I would do my life differently. I would make time to take care of myself. I would not be a "hard charger " like him. That is one of the reasons that I gave our motto here, " To Retreat is Sometimes the Better Part of Valor." Sometimes it's better to Retreat then to just continue to charge ahead. The issues of alcoholism are not isolated issues unique to anyone of us. I see them as a pattern of our culture, particularly for men in their own unique way, and women in theirs.
If you look at most people, we kind of follow a similar pattern. We go to school. Eventually we leave school and we get married or create a relationship. Then we work like a mad man or woman until we retire or die, whichever comes first. Somewhere along the way we loose ourselves as we put all of our energy into everyone and everything else, especially our business. We put all of our energy into everything except ourselves.
This is what Sacred Space Retreats in Cloverdale California is all about. We stand ready to support our guests with giving themselves the time and attention and love that one must give oneself. You have to realize you are totally worth the level of time and attention it takes to figure yourself out and to learn to "master yourself." We all make a choice. Give yourself time and attention, or ignore your bodys cry for help and "charge ahead."
For me personally, one of the things that helped me out was that I started having health issues very early on in life, so I basically had no choice when it came to giving myself the time and attention that I needed. In that respect I believe we all have problems, it's just that some peoples' problems are just a little more apparent then others.
I could never get my Dad to consider coming to Sacred Space because I believe he had a lot of pain that he just wasn't ready to deal with. Being in the military and doing the ungodly things they ask you to do could only be a very painful experience. We can see that now as our soldiers come back from war psychologically damaged. So, unfortunately, he never considered it. We are here to be that support for you—to create the environment you need to do this.
One thing I learned though my years and especially with my family (two brothers who died from liver cancer from their addictions), is that I am completely and utterly powerless to save anyone. What I can do is save myself and offer myself as a good role model for others to emulate. No one can "fix" you. Its really about you fixing yourself. And the only way I believe that is possible is by giving yourself love (time and attention).
One of the first issues you will have to deal with when it concerns alcoholism is the food you eat. Most people are not aware of this and most rehabs don't address it. In fact there is a common pattern that occurs when you go to rehabs for help with alcohol. They almost always load people up on caffeine, sugar, pastries, starches and grains. When we eat starches, grains and sugars they are converted in our body into alcohol by an organism called Candida. It's a "yeast overgrowth." Many of these programs simply feed people the foods which satisfy their craving for alcohol. Unbeknownst to them, the Candida organism converts those foods back into alcohol in their blood stream, ultimately keeping them at higher blood alcohol levels. That high blood alcohol level and the infestation of yeast leaves them only a step away from their next drink. Most all rehabs ignore this critical issue and this is one of the biggest reasons for their extremely low success rate.
Additionally, most rehab food is institutional food (a common distributor being Sysco) which is high in starch, sugar and grains like breads, pastries, pastas, cookies, etc.
Once as a Nutritional Consultant to Walden House Adolescent Facility I had occasion to go to their food pantry to see what they were serving them. To my disappointment, everything they served, from the fish sticks to the ketchup to the corn or beans, had sugar in it. So being on a specialized diet is important to help you get free of the cravings you may have for alcohol. The problem for rehab institutions is that very few resources are budgeted for their food. To keep within their budget they buy the cheapest institutional foods available to them.
Most rehabs talk about the psychological aspects of a persons alcohol use, but they don't address the physiological part. Unless you address that, you may be unwittingly giving yourself your next drink, just in a different form. In fact your craving for alcohol, or sugar or grains or starches, may not actually be coming from you. It is a well known fact that in order for Candida Albicans to grow in your body it must be fed. So while a person may think they are craving alcohol or sugar, starch etc, it may actually be the Candida organism craving it for their growth.
If I was going to make beer, for instance, I would take some sugar, yeast, and a grain like hops. I'd put them all in a big pot, then through a process called fermentation, the yeast would convert those grains and sugars into alcohol. That is precisely what is going on in your body.
Most all people addicted to alcohol eat a lot of meat. So in addition to eating foods high in starch like grains and sugars, they eat a high animal protein diet. This creates additional problems for you when you want to come off of alcohol, because it creates an acidic pH in your blood stream and it is high in saturated fats. This puts your body ill at ease to try to deal with anything else. And, strange as it may sound, alcohol is actually an antidote to both. Acidosis (when arterial blood falls below 7.35 pH) is actually very uncomfortable. It makes the body more "inflammed." That inflammation process makes it challenging to withdraw from alcohol because alcohol is the "antidote." Have you checked your pH lately? Don't worry, we will have you do it when you get here. We will have you check it for 4 days, 3 times per day. That will confirm to you where your pH is and give you further understanding of why your body is doing what it is doing. The same with the saturated fat aspects. Alcohol puts that saturated fat more into solution in the arteries. Here at Sacred Space Retreats we serve a vegan diet. A diet free of animal protein. You will be amazed that your craving for alcohol deminishes dramatically when you eat a vegan diet. Does that mean you have to eat a vegan diet forever in order to be free of alcohol addiction? No. When you understand what is going on inside you, it will be easier to keep yourself in moderation once you leave here. While you are here you are being treated for your intense cravings for alcohol. Once that craving is gone and you are healthier, you can eat meat again if you wish, but in more moderation and with a better understanding of what it is doing to you physiologically.
This is why in order for anyone to successfully address alcoholism, you have to address this physiological aspect.
To be on a specialized diet like this is one of the reasons people come to Sacred Space Retreats.
Understanding your Feelings and Emotions
If you are going to successfully address your issues with alcohol or any drug you really have to look at your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Alcohol especially, is a real pain reliever. So you have to look at your pain and find its source and pull it out like a weed growing in a garden.
You really have to get to the core of how you process your thoughts and emotions, and to be able to identify when you are in a state of resistance that could lead you to seek out something like alcohol to deal with the stress that it creates.
When you are resistant to something that is happening or has happened in your life, it causes your body to contract and you experience discomfort. That "resistance " is stress. Stress will kill you if it persists. And the more you resist something the more stress you have with it. To cope with this stress and resistance, people then turn to alcohol. But of course it only has a temporary effect because it doesn't stop you from being resistant. It just stops you from feeling the pain and discomfort of your resistance. Ultimately all of our problems start in the mind. The emotions and feelings we have are our bodys way of reflecting what our mind is thinking.
Attachment creates suffering
Our program ultimately is about mastering onesself . Mastering ones mind. And becoming One with oneself.
There is a story of how they catch monkeys in Africa. The way it goes is to say that to catch a monkey you take a large container that has a very small neck to it. Then you take some fruit and put it in the bottom of the container. When the monkey comes along the monkey looks inside, sees the fruit and reaches in and grabs it. Once he grabs the fruit he tries to pull it out but he can't get it through the small opening at the top. Being attached however, he won't let go of it. So that is how they are then able to catch him. This illustrates well how we regard our thoughts. We are attached to them. And in our attachment to the thoughts we have, we create pain and suffering for ourselves. Learning to let go of the things that we are attached to is the beginning of our healing and the end of our suffering.
Of course to do this you have to be able to train your mind. Training your mind to not be attached to your thoughts from the past or future is a practice. One in which we will engage in each day during our meditation practice and as you do so, you will become more mindful of your thoughts throughout the day.
You will be surprised at how your stress level goes down and you are able to experience peace by training your mind to be present.
Are you an "Alcoholic?"
One thing we don't do is label you according to your illness. We don't make you admit that you are an alcoholic. Because by labeling you as such, then your behavior will never be more than the label you give yourself. We want to give you the most powerful sense of who and what you are. You are here to learn to "Master Yourself."
Martial arts can be an important tool in the rebuilding of your success. This involves exercises where we demonstrate some movements and you have to repeat and replicate the movement. Of course you won't be able to do it well initially, but in time and with practice you will. Your mind has a mind, and your body has a mind. The problem is that they are not always in alignment with each other. When you see a move with your mind, you ask your body to replicate the move. But your body has its own ideas about what it wants to do. By practicing the same moves over and over you cause your body to eventually submit to what your mind is telling it to do. This makes you become more in alignment with mind and body. And in this way you get stronger from the inside out. You become ONE.
Abuse of alcohol leaves you open and vulnerable. It doesn't matter if you go outside and someone hits you up side the head and kills you or if you start drinking alcohol and it kills you. Dead is dead. You have to learn how to protect yourself. Learning these movements will give you more confidence in yourself and help you protect you from anything that could hurt you. Rather then sitting in meetings all day listening to other peoples' "drunk-a-logs" or even your own, you could spend that valuable time leaning to master yourself and protecting yourself.
By coming to Sacred Space Retreats, you will be giving yourself the gift of your own love, time and attention. And in so doing, you will be giving yourself new tools that can help you rebuild your mental, physical and emotional house. Our program is about "Self Help" and "Self Mastery." It's how to get your mind and body into alignment with each other.
Until you do that, you will be "divided" between your mind and your body. When you become unified with yourself, then you step fully into your power. When you are divided you become weaker and are more easily conquered. This is where the term "divide and conquer " comes from. We use tools to help you become more unified.
On becoming One
If you put ten people in a boat and they are all rowing in a different directions, then the boat just turns around in circles. If everyone is rowing in the same direction then the boat can proceed, "full speed ahead." This is what happens when you commit to "Mastering Yourself," to becoming ONE.
That is when you step fully into your power.
"When your story ends, your life begins." Everyone has a story of how they were hurt in the past. How they didn't get what they wanted. You can either be stuck in your story or you can commit to your success.
Institutionalization or Private Retreat
Going to rehabs, or taking medications and drugs from doctors can make you more and more "dependent." The more dependent you are, the weaker you become. The weaker you become the less successful you are. Getting stronger has to be from the inside out, not from the outside in. It's a process.
We have designed our program to be sure that you don't feel like you are in an "institution". Moreover it's designed to make you feel like you are in your own home. That way you can get to your most relaxed state. And when you get deeply relaxed, you can let your armor down and you can be more open to looking at yourself and understanding yourself.
We take no more than three people at a time because we want you to feel more like you are in a natural setting. We also want to bring to you the highest quality of service, which includes a more specialized and more vital diet.
Everything we have created here at Sacred Space Retreats in Cloverdale California is by design. Its design is to allow you to give yourself the time and attention that you need in order to solve your problem. That is why and how you will create your own success. And it's why we have a much higher success rate then simply going to AA meetings.
Serafem for PMS?
I have been hearing a lot about the use of a new drug called Serafem (Fluoxetine) to treat symptoms of PMS. So maybe this will be a good topic to focus on for this month. First let me say that Serafem is not really a "new" drug but is actually an old drug in disguise. Serafem is actually Prozac only with a different name. The Pharmaceutical Industry is trying to find every known human condition and give you a drug for it. I will discuss depression at another time. For now don't believe the hype. Serafem ( Prozac) is a stimulant. And what goes up must come down. So you can expect for you to experience depression as well as other conflicting mood swings when you try to reduce the amount your are taking. In other words Prozac causes the very thing it is meant to alleviate. The person winds up painting themselves into a corner and becoming dependent on the drug. Prozac was approved by the FDA only after a 5 to 6 week trial period.
In other words if you take it for longer then that, they don't know what could happen. Its not meant to be taken long-term. And while this solution may be logically correct, we know that it is not Holistically logical. Antidepressants such as this have been known to cause permanent damage such as Tardive Dyskinesia, which is involuntary muscle movements. If you are having severe symptoms of PMS there is a solution. Remember, your body was made perfectly. When it is having problems of dis-ease, it is a result of something being out of balance. Taking a drug for it will manipulate the symptoms but it wont get to the cause. Further, you will now have to deal with the toxicity of the drug itself. Severe PMS can be dealt with naturally. Call me and ask me how. I can give you some natural solutions for bringing your hormonal system into balance - for instance, there is a company that will do a saliva test for your hormone levels and then formulate a topical cream which can help balance those specific hormones that are out of balance.
There are other alternatives approaches. Your menstrual cycle is a time when your body brings your uterus back from an acid condition to a more alkaline pH, so that the egg can be implanted. Pain such as this during your cycle has to do with being too overly acid, and your hormones being out of balance. If your Pineal gland is calcified over, then you will likely not produce the right hormonal balance in your ovaries or your adrenal glands. This is why one approach would be to alkaline your body while assisting it to remove its toxic overload. Trust that your body was made perfectly by the Creator. Trust that your body is doing exactly what it is suppose to do. You may want to explore these solutions and others before going down the dead end path of using drugs. Your body does not have a deficiency for any drug that is made at a Pharmaceutical company.
Persistent Organic Pollutants - What can you do??
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic substances composed of organic chemical compounds and mixtures. POPs are products and by-products of human industry, which are persistent in the environment. This means they are substances that resist photolytic, chemical and biological degradation. They enter the air, travel long distances on air currents and then return to earth. POPs generally have low water solubility and high lipid (fat) solubility, which means they tend to bioaccumulate in fatty tissues of living organisms. These substances magnify by factors of many thousands as they move up the food chain. POPs are also highly toxic, having the potential to injure human health and the environment at very low concentrations.
We are living in a chemical soup! Every person alive today carries approximately 250 chemicals within her or his body, chemicals that did not exist prior to 1945. This is referred to as the "body burden", and is our common legacy from the process of development and industrialization. About 100,000 chemicals have entered into the market since 1945, and it is estimated that 75,000 of them remain in commercial use today. A startling fact about these chemicals is that most remain untested for their safety in humans and other species. Only about 1.5% to 3% (about 1,125 to 2,250 chemicals) have been tested for carcinogenicity. Moreover, chemical testing tends to study one chemical at a time, whereas real-life exposure is, in fact, coming from a broad spectrum of chemicals that may interact or have additive effects. Most chemical testing is based on the idea that, while damage will occur after a certain level of exposure has been reached, exposure below these levels will cause no harm. These studies often start at elevated levels close to the point where cancer or DNA damage is expected, and the measurements are done on adult laboratory animals. Yet the most recent scientific evidence indicates that fetal contamination can occur at very low levels below those levels which affect adults, and that the timing of exposure may also play a critical role in the possible effects.
International Negotiations to Phase out POPs
During 1996 and 1997, Inter-governmental organizations, including the Inter-governmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) agreed to create an Inter-governmental Negotiating Committee (INC) to establish terms and a global, legally binding convention that seeks to protect health and the environment from harm caused by POPs. The committee's first meeting was June 29, 1998 in Montreal, Canada. Negotiators were asked to mandate action on twelve POPs. In addition they were asked to develop criteria and a procedure to identify additional POPs as candidates for future global action.
The Dirty Dozen!
The twelve POPs under scrutiny are:
Dioxins, furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), DDT, chlordane, heptachlor, toxaphene, hexachlorobenzene, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin and mirex.
In the meantime, what can you do now to protect yourself? First, you should begin to eat low on the food chain. Eating high on the food chain (animal products), exposes you to more of these chemicals because they get into the fat tissues and are held there. The lower on the food chain you eat the less exposure to toxicity. Second, reduce exposure to things bleached white. That includes tampons and other products that have been bleached white. Third you can begin a program to remove the buildup in your own fat tissues which may be lodged in your liver cells. Doing a an extensive liver cleanse is one thing and taking routing saunas would also be something to incorporate in your program. Our liver is responsible for cleansing out our blood stream. Our blood stream is responsible for cleansing out the tissues in our bodies where toxins store themselves. This is especially true for our fat cells.
Aspartame, Diet drink anyone? By Nancy Markle
I spent several days lecturing at the World Environmental Conference on Aspartame marketed as NutraSweet, Equal and Spoonful. In the keynote address by the EPA, they announced that there was an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus, and they did not understand what toxin was causing this to be rampant across the United States. I explained that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject. When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in Aspartame converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. (Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants). The methanol toxicity mimics multiple sclerosis thus peoples were being diagnosed with having multiple sclerosis in error. The multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, where methanol toxicity is. In the case of systemic lupus, we are finding it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with diet Coke and diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually drink three to four 12 oz. cans of them per day, some even more. In the cases of systemic lupus, which is triggered by Aspartame, the victim usually does not know that the aspartame is the culprit. The victim continues its use, irritating the lupus to such a degree that sometimes it becomes life threatening. When we get people off the aspartame, those with systemic lupus usually become symptomatic.
Unfortunately, we cannot reverse this disease. On the other hand, in the case of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, (when in reality, the disease is methanol toxicity), most of the symptoms disappear. We have seen cases where their vision has returned and even their hearing has returned. This also applies to cases of Tinnitus. During a lecture I said "If you are using Aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc.) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, Tinnitus, joint pain, depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss, you probably have Aspartame disease." People were jumping up during the lecture saying, "I've go this, is it reversible?" It is rampant. Some of the speakers at my lecture even were suffering from these symptoms. In one lecture attended by the Ambassador of Uganda, he told us that their sugar industry is adding Aspartame. He continued by saying that one of the industry leader's sons could no longer walk -- due in part from product usage. We have a very serious problem. Even a stranger came up to Dr.Espisto (one of my speakers) and myself and said, "Could you tell me why so many people seem to be coming down with MS?" During a visit to a hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence.
Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, but to no avail. Nothing has been done. The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets. Now there are over 5,000 products containing this chemical, and the PATENT HAS EXPIRED. At the time of this first hearing, people were going blind. The methanol in the Aspartame converts to Formaldehyde in the retina of the eye. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of drugs as Cyanide and Arsenic - DEADLY POISONS.
Unfortunately, it just takes longer to quietly kill, but it is killing people and causing all kinds of neurological problems. Aspartame changes the brain's chemistry. It is the reason for severe seizures. This drug changes the dopamine level in the brain. Imagine what this drug does to patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. This drug also causes birth defects. There is absolutely no reason to take this product. It is NOT A DIET PRODUCT. The Congressional record said, "It makes you crave carbo-hydrates and will make you FAT." Dr. Roberts stated that when he got patients off Aspartame, their average weight loss was 19 pounds per person. The Formaldehyde stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Aspartame is especially deadly for diabetics.
All physicians know what wood alcohol will do to a diabetic. We find that physicians believe that they have patients with Retinopathy, when in fact; it is caused by the Aspartame. The Aspartame keeps the blood sugar level out of control, causing many patients to go into a coma. Unfortunately, many have died. People were telling us at the Conference of the American College of Physicians, that they had relatives who switched from Saccharin to an Aspartame product and how that relative had eventually gone into a coma. Their physicians could not get the blood sugar levels under control. Thus, the patients suffered acute memory loss and eventually coma and death.
Memory loss is due to the fact that Aspartic Acid and Phenylalanine are neurotoxins without the other amino acids found in protein. Thus it goes past the blood brain barrier and deteriorates the neurons of the brain. Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon, said, "The ingredients stimulate the neurons of the brain to death, causing brain damage of varying degrees. Dr. Blaylock has written a book entitled, "EXVIROTOXINS: The Taste That Kills", (Health Press 800-643-2665). Dr. H. J. Roberts, diabetic specialist and world expert on Aspartame poisoning has also written a book entitled, "Defense against Alzheimer's Disease", (800-814-9800). Dr. Roberts tells how Aspartame poisoning is escalating Alzheimer's disease and indeed it is. As the hospice nurse told me, women are being admitted at 30 years of age with Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Blaylock and Dr. Roberts will be writing a position paper with some case histories and will post it on the Internet. According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians, "We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases caused by this deadly poison." Dr. Roberts realized what was happening when aspartame was first marketed. He said, "His diabetic patients presented memory loss, confusion, and severe vision loss."
At the Conference of the American College of Physicians, doctors admitted that they did not know. They had wondered why seizures were rampant (the Phenylaline in Aspartame breaks down the seizures threshold and depletes serotonin, which causes manic depression, panic attacks, rage and violence). Just before the Conference, I received a fax from Norway, asking for a possible antidote for this poison because they are experiencing so many problems in their country. This "poison " is now available in 90 PLUS countries worldwide. Fortunately, we had speakers and ambassadors at the Conference from different nations who have pledged their help. We ask that you help too. Print this article out and warn everyone you know. Take anything that contains Aspartame back to the store. Take the "NO ASPARTAME TEST" and send us your case history. I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is. They fund the American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, Congress, and the Conference of the American College of Physicians. The New York Times, on November 15, 1996, ran an article on how the American Dietetic Association takes money from the food industry to endorse their products. Therefore, they cannot criticize any additives or tell about their link to MONSANTO. How bad is this? We told a mother who had a child on NutraSweet to get off the product. The child was having Grand Mal seizures every day. The mother called her physician, who called the ADA, who told the doctor not to take the child off the NutraSweet. We are still trying to convince the mother that the Aspartame is causing the seizures. Every time we get someone off of Aspartame, the seizures stop. If the baby dies, you know whose fault it is, and what we are up against. There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame from coma to death. The majority of them are all neurological because the Aspartame destroys the nervous system. Aspartame Disease is partially the cause to what is behind some of the mystery of the Desert Storm health problems.
The burning tongue and other problems discussed in over 60 cases can be directly related to the consumption of an Aspartame product. Several thousand pallets of diet drinks were shipped to the Desert Storm troops. Diet drinks sat in the 120 degree F Arabian sun for weeks at a time on pallets. The service men and women drank them all day long. All of their symptoms are identical to Aspartame poisoning. Dr. Roberts says consuming Aspartame at the time of conception can cause birth defects. The phenylalanine concentrates in the placenta, causing mental retardation, according to Dr. Louis Elsas, Pediatrician Professor -- genetics at Emory University in his testimony before Congress. In the original lab tests, animals developed brain tumors (phenylalinine breaks down into DXP, a brain tumor agent). When Dr. Espisto was lecturing on Aspartame, one physician in the audience, a neurosurgeon, said, "When they remove brain tumors, they have found high levels of Aspartame in them. Stevia, a sweet food, NOT AN ADDITIVE, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for Diabetics, has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA. For years, the FDA has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to MONSANTO. If it says, SUGAR FREE on the label, DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.
Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of Aspartame. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). It was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public. Since the Conference of American College of Physicians, we hope to have the help of some world leaders. Again, please help us too. There are a lot of people out there who must be warned, please let them know this information.
You might want to print it out and hand it out or fax it to people who are not on line.
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Is Depression Natural in an Unnatural World by John Foster M.D.
Illness begins with a loss of concern for ourselves, long before symptoms of disease appear. The first manifestation is loss of self-concern and loss of concern for others. Bad nutrition erodes our capacity to see clearly and our ability to act in our own interest. The environment is fouled and this is no secret. Why do we have a whole generation that is in need of Prozac? What happened to our ability to produce Serotonin (the neurotransmitter that confers mellow moods)? Why are 19 percent of school children on Ritalin? I will give one concrete example to illustrate this issue.
One of the most common agricultural chemicals in use is the family of substances called Hydrazines. They are in jet fuels and pesticides and growth retardants. They are sprayed on all non-organic potatoes in this country. Ever wonder how potatoes can sit in the bins of grocery stores and there isn't a single eye bud or sign of a sprout? They are covered with Hydrazine, which inhibits the capacity to sprout and prolongs their shelf life. Hydrazine also blocks the action of vitamin B-6 ( pyridoxine), an essential co-factor in thousands of biochemical reactions in the human body.
How do we make Serotonin in our brains? It begins with the amino acid Tryptophan, which is the least abundant amino acid in protein and the most vulnerable to cooking damage. First , we must eat good quality protein and digest and absorb it well before it is transported to the brain, where it is converted to 5-Hydoxy Tryptophan and then to Serotonin by enzymes. Each enzyme step requires vitamin B-6. There is enough hydrazine in one bag of potato chips or one dose of MacDonald's french fries to negate all the vitamin B-6 in your body. Hence: No Serotonin! And instead: mood disorder, depression and loss of the will to search out these facts and to avooid such toxins and to care for oneself. When you don't feel well, you are depressed. Health is about food, air and water. Seeking out safe, organic foods and finding healthy water and air are the beginning, long before trying to substitue St. John's Wort for Prozac in this equation of [treating depression].
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COW'S MILK AND DAIRY (approx 2650 words)
By Dave Rietz, WEBmaster www.notmilk.com
Yes... mother natures "perfect food" ... for a calf!
[Until it's weaned]
Everything you know about cow's milk and dairy is probably part of a
Dairy industry MYTH! Cow's milk is an unhealthy fluid from diseased
animals that has a wide range of dangerous and disease-causing
substances that have a cumulative negative effect on all who consume it.
*ALL* cow's milk has 59 active hormones, scores of allergens, fat and
Cholesterol. Most cow's milk has measurable quantities of herbicides,
pesticides, dioxin's (up to 2,200 times the safe levels), up to 52
powerful antibiotics, blood, pus, feces, bacteria and viruses. (Cow's
milk can have traces of anything the cow ate... including such things as
radioactive fallout from nuke testing ... (the 50's Strontium-90
The leading causes of death are:
Rank Total Description
1 724,859 Heart Disease (think fats/cholesterol: meat,dairy)
2 541,532 Malignant Neoplasms (cancer: think toxins/milk/dairy)
2a 250,000 Medical system (drugs/etc. Think ignorance/incompetence)
3 158,448 Cerebro-vascular (think meat milk and dairy)
4 112,584 Bronchitis Emphysema Asthma (think toxins/milk/dairy)
5 97,835 Unintentional Inj & Adv. Effects
6 91,871 Pneumonia & Influenza (think weak immune systems and mucus)
7 64,751 Diabetes (think milk/dairy)
7a 40,000+ highway slaughter (men, women and children)
8 30,575 Suicide (think behavioral problems)
9 26,182 Nephritis (Bright's disease: inflammation of the kidneys)
10 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other toxins)
(2a and 7a were added for completeness)
(note: Number 13 on the CDC list is -18,272 Homicide & Legal
Intervention-. It is curious that the CDC would readily list law
inforcement and homicides... and not the 250,000 deaths caused by
the medical system!)
**** Cancer "Fuel Cell":
Of those 59 hormones one is a powerful GROWTH hormone called Insulin-
like Growth Factor ONE (IGF-1). By a freak of nature it is identical
between cows and humans. Consider this hormone to be a "fuel cell" for
any cancer... (the medical world says IGF-1 is a key factor in the rapid
growth and proliferation of breast, prostate and colon cancers, and we
suspect that most likely it will be found to promote ALL cancers).
IGF-1 is a normal part of ALL milk... the newborn is SUPPOSED to grow
quickly! What makes the 50% of obese American consumers think they
need MORE growth? Consumers don't think anything about it because they
do not have a clue to the problem... nor do most of our doctors.
(See http://www.notmilk.com/igf1time.txt for a time line)
Each bite of hard cheese has TEN TIMES whatever was in that sip of
milk... because it takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese.
Each bite of ice cream has 12 times ... and every swipe of butter 21
times whatever is contained in the fat molecules in a sip of milk.
**** Monsanto and rbGH (Posilac)
Monsanto Chemical Co., maker of fine poisons such as DDT, agent
orange, Roundup and more... spent around half a billion dollars
inventing a shot to inject into cows... to force a cow to produce MORE
milk (for an already glutted taxpayer subsidized market).
Unfortunately, they created *FIVE* errors in their Frankenstein
Posilac (rbGH) shot that direly affected all test animals... but that
important report (Richard, Odaglia & Deslex, 1989) has been hidden from
everyone under Clinton's Trade Secrets act. The Canadians read enough
of this report (before it was stolen) to reject rbGH for their country.
Monsanto's Posilac creates additional IGF-1 in milk: up to 80% more.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insists that IGF-1 is destroyed
in the stomach. If that were true, the FDA has proven that
breast feeding cannot work. Common sense says their "finding" is
ridiculous because this growth factor DOES make the baby calf grow
(rapidly, as mother natured intended). Visit the Dairy Education Board
at http://www.notmilk.com/deb/100399.html to review a DAIRY study that
confirms what the FDA has lied about this for years.
**** IGF-1 increases
This study involved two groups. One group consuming 12 ounces of
milk a day and the other consuming the USDA recommended allowance of 24
ounces (three cups). This report notes that the participants consuming
12 ounces more milk per day... HAD A 10% RISE IN IGF-1 IN THEIR BLOOD
SERUM! Now, consider that PER DAY, from ALL sources, the typical
milk/dairy consumer ingests approximately 39% of daily diet from
dairy... and that 10% increase becomes the "tip of the iceberg". We
have NO idea of the non-dairy versus full-dairy difference but
considering cancer rates... it has to be significant.
Whole milk 49% of the calories are from fat.
"2%" milk 35% of the calories are from fat.
Cheddar cheese 74% of the calories are from fat.
Butter 100% of the calories are from fat.
Most folks suspect that butter is all fat. Most folks have no concept
of the just how much fat is in the rest of milk and dairy. Perhaps the
54% of Americans who are obese need to comprehend that milk, ice cream,
cheeses, yogurts, and all the OTHER products that use milk derivatives
(casein, whey, lactose, colostrum) are most likely a significant cause
for their weight and health problem.
Calcium? Where do the COWS get calcium for their big bones? Yes...
from plants! The calcium they consume from plants has a large amount of
magnesium... necessary for the body to absorb and USE the calcium.
The calcium in cow's milk is basically useless because it has
insufficient magnesium content (those nations with the highest amount of
milk/dairy consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis.
Proof? How about a controlled study of 78,000 nurses over a period of
12 years? OK?
Read more about it at:
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/030799.html PCRM article on the 78,000 nurse
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/092098.html CALCIUM AND BONE DISEASE
http://www.notmilk.com/badbones.html WHO GETS BONE DISEASE?
http://www.notmilk.com/bonehead.txt (most recent) CRIPPLING
http://www.notmilk.com/calcium/index.html Consolidated info
Cows milk has three times the calcium as does human breast milk. No
matter, neither are very usable because in order to be absorbed and used
their MUST be an equal quantity of MAGNESIUM (as exists in the greens
that cows eat to get all the calcium they need for their big bones).
Milk has only enough magnesium to absorb around 11% (33mg per cup) of
Per the USDA 8 ounces (one cup) of cows milk contains:
Calcium, Ca mg 291.336
Magnesium, Mg mg 32.794
The USDA recommends 1200mg of calcium per day. The USDA recommended
three cups of milk a day only have 900mg of calcium. Some argue that only 1/3 of the magnesium is necessary. Mother nature seems to suggest it should be one to one. If the ratio for proper absorption were 1/3 magnesium to one calcium then no more than 300mg of that 900mg of calcium is usable. If, in fact, it is a one to one ratio... only 98.38mg of calcium is usable.
Milk can be thought of as "liquid meat" because of its high protein
content which, in concert with other proteins, may actually LEACH
calcium from the body. Countries that consume high protein diets (meat,
milk and dairy) have the highest rates of osteoporosis.
**** The wholesome protein myth:
MILK: 87% of milk is water. That makes it VERY expensive water.
Broken down into its basic groups... WHOLE MILK is:
WATER FAT CASEIN OTHER OTHER PROTEIN
87% 3.25% 4% 1% 4.75
(note: that is 3.25% "milkfat" which includes the 87% water.)
80% of the protein in milk is Casein. Casein is a powerful binder... a polymer used to make plastics... and a glue that is better used to make sturdy furniture or hold beer bottle labels in place. It is in thousands of processed foods as a binder... as "something" Caseinate.
Casein is a powerful allergen... a histamine that creates lots of mucus. The only medicine in Olympic athlete Flo-Jo's body was Benedryl, a power antihistamine she took to combat her last meal... pizza. See http://www.notmilk.com/deb/092198.html, http://www.notmilk.com/deb/111598.html and
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/112398.html for the whole story.
Cow's milk is allowed to have feces in it. This is a major source for bacteria. Milk is typically pasteurized more than once before it gets to your table... each time for only 15 seconds at 162 degrees Fahrenheit.
To sanitize water one is told to boil it (212 degrees F) for several minutes. That is a tremendous disparity, isn't it!
Keep in mind that at room temperature the number of bacteria in milk will DOUBLE around every 20 minutes. No wonder milk turns rotten very quickly.
ONE cubic centimeter (cc) of commercial cow's milk is allowed to have up to 750,000 Somatic cells (common name is "PUS") and 20,000 live bacteria. before it is kept off the market.
That amounts to a whopping 20 million life squiggly bacteria and up to 750 MILLION pus cells per liter (bit more than a quart).
1 cup = 236.5882cc 177,441,150 pus cells ~ 4,731,600 bacteria
24 oz (3 glasses) 532,323,450 pus cells ~ 14,220,000 bacteria
(the "recommended" daily intake)
The EU and the Canadians allow for a less "tasty" 400,000,000 pus cells per liter.
Typically these levels are lower... but they COULD reach these levels and still get to YOUR table.
The cholesterol content of those three glasses of milk is equal to what one would get from 53 slices of bacon. Do you know of any doctor who recommends that much bacon per day?
Is cow's milk and dairy "Kosher"? Consider this:
"D-3 always is derived from an animal. The sunlight reaction that converts 7-Dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D-3 is a 'pure' chemical reaction that occurs in your skin in certain cells."
"The provitamin known as 7-Dehydrocholesterol is extracted and isolated from the skins of mammals and purified." (Marian Herbert of the Vitamin D Workshop U of C)
Vitamin D-3 can come from four different sources:
Pig skin, sheep skin, raw fish liver, and pig brains. Most of the time, Vitamin D-3 is extracted from pig skin and sold to dairy processors.
Short answer to "is milk kosher" - probably not.
**** Other "stuff":
Fat and cholesterol. Lots of it. Per the dairy influenced USDA "food pyramid" all milk, dairy and meats should represent no more than 8% of the diet. Statistically, by volume of sales in a nation of 281 million Americans, it works out to almost 40% of the diet for MILK AND
DAIRY... without the meat.
The milk of each of the over 4,700 mammals on earth is formulated specifically for that species. There are special Lactoferrins and Immunoglobulins (cow specific immunizing stuff) that in humans serve as allergens.
Sixty Percent of America's dairy cows have Leukemia virus.
The protein Lactalbumin, has been identified as a key factor in Diabetes (and a major reason for NOT giving cows milk to infants).
**** Crohn's Disease
Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis causes a bovine disease called "Johne's."
Cows diagnosed with Johne's Disease have diarrhea, and heavy fecal shedding of bacteria. This bacteria becomes cultured in milk, and is not destroyed by pasteurization. Occasionally, the milk-borne bacteria will begin to grow in the human host, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome and
**** Mad Cow Disease
There may also be prions (pronounced PREons) in the milk and meat. This is crystalline substance that acts like a virus... with an incubation period of from 5 to 30 years. The end result is MAD COW DISEASE!
Large fat molecules cannot get through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. The cream no longer rises... because homogenization breaks up those large molecules into small ones that DO get into the bloodstream! This becomes an expressway for any fat-borne toxins (lead, dioxin's, etc.) into your (otherwise) most protected organs.
**** Cumulative effects:
How does this impact humans who consume cow's milk and dairy? Obesity (over 50% of Americans and rising), heart disease, cancer, allergies, digestive problems, Diabetes, Asthma, desensitization to antibiotics, behavioral problems, and the constant ingestion of dioxin's, herbicides, pesticides (and anything else the cow eats that is not good for any critter), that winds up getting stored in HUMAN fat... is not healthy by any measure.
Those who resist believing the truth should understand that MOST of the world's population CANNOT tolerate the lactose in cow's milk (Up to 95% of the black population, around 53% of the Hispanics, etc.). So much for cow's milk being "natures perfect food" for humans! Mother
nature knows better.
Common sense question: Where was this massive "milk is a must" before refrigeration, pasteurization and mass transportation? Back when cows gave only 1-4 pounds a day it was quickly made into BUTTER and cheese! Now that those same cows have been tweaked and shot-up with Posilac to produce up to 55 or more pounds of milk per day... almost all year long... it is suddenly (after many thousands of years) a daily "staple". NOT!
**** SOME ANSWERED QUESTIONS:
Q: What is WHEY?
Whey results when the FAT and CASEIN are removed from milk. In making cheese, the curds become the cheese.
Whey's main components are Bovine Serum Albumin and Lactalbumin. There are other hormones contained in Whey.
Q: What happens to the: 59 hormones scores of allergens, herbicides, pesticides, dioxin's
up to 52 antibiotics when made into cheese?
A. Everything gets concentrated. when made into butter?
A. The allergens get lost: but the dioxin's and pesticides and antibiotics remain in the fat. in the digestive system?
Steroid hormones survive, as do dioxin's and antibiotics. In homogenized milk, protein hormones survive... depending upon the gastric pH, some protein hormones in cheese survive, but not all... eleven steroid hormones survive. and... what happens next?
Eventually, everything is broken down, but not before the chemical messengers (hormones) "deliver their message."
Each of those hormones and proteins acts differently and has different rates of degradation. BOTTOM LINE... they all survive to a certain degree... and the effects are cumulative.
Other health trashing substances in cow's milk:
Whey: Blood proteins. Bovine Serum Lactalbumen has been identified as a trigger for Diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
Lactose: Two sugars. Glucose and Galactose. Galactose has been indentified as a trigger for Glaucoma. There are several columns that cover Lactose (covering Galactose and Galactosemia):
http://www.notmilk.com/deb/090599.txt Dr. Gordon: Heart Disease
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/629 Lactose is dangerous
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/453 Ben's heart
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/396 Femal Cancers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/notmilk/message/378 Lactose intolerance
colostrum (cow's first milk): Loaded with hormones, particularly IGF-I.
Answers courtesy of the NOTMILKMAN. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MILK: What a surprise!
(read what a NOTMILK guest book respondent said: http://www.notmilk.com/gbooktalk.txt)
For more of the WHOLE truth... visit:
For all past newsletters visit with a wealth of information: http://www.notmilk.com/deb/column.html
and for the Daily Squirts of NOTMILK wisdom... http://www.notmilk.com/deb/squirts.html
Diabetics please read http://www.notmilk.com/deb/011099.html
Read up on "mad cow disease"? Visit
http://www.milkgate.com for what may well be mankind's NEXT plague.
http://www.notmilk.com/milkinfo.txt my 2400 word overview (this file)
http://www.notmilk.com/wholemilk.txt USDA facts, and what they omitted
http://www.notmilk.com/52reasons.txt A reason for every week of the
http://www.notmilk.com/a-z.txt Extensive reasons by ailment/topic
"It's not natural for humans to drink cow's milk. Humans milk is for humans. Cow's milk is for calves. You have no more need of cow's milk than you do rats milk, horses milk or elephant's milk. Cow's milk is a high fat fluid exquisitely designed to turn a 65 lb baby calf into a 400 lb cow. That's what cow's milk is for!" Dr Michael Klaper MD
***** PLEASE... PASS THIS INFO AROUND TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW! *****
Other bad news substances:
http://www.dorway.com Aspartame (Equal/Nutrasweet) This fake sweetener is not an effective diet aid and it was NEVER proven to be safe. Think 92 FDA complied symptoms (including death see http://www.dorway.com/badnews.html).
http://www.truthinlabeling.org MSG this flavor enhancer kissing-cousin mind-blower to Aspartame has 30 different names. Aspartame was used in the testing placebos BEFORE it was legal (see http://www.dorway.com/msg.txt).
Dave Rietz, email@example.com
This file: http://www.notmilk.com/milkinfo.txt
World Without Cancer
by Edward G. Griffin
Let us take a look at the results and benefits of the so-called cures obtained through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
The following appeared in the Los Angeles Times on August 18, 1973, under the
heading: CANCER "CURE" LAETRILE
Helene Brown, FDA spokesperson, ... said:
... there are now 10 kinds of cancer which can be cured or controlled by Chemotherapy - the treatment of disease by drugs.
Less than a month later, while speaking at an ACS national conference on cancer nursing, Mrs. Brown said flatly: "Present medical knowledge makes it possible to cure seventy percent of. cancers, if they are detected early."
Spokesmen for the American Cancer Society never tire of perpetuating the myth of "proven cures." But they seldom look quite so foolish in the eyes of those who know anything about true survival statistics as they do when they speak of cures by Chemotherapy.
We briefly have viewed the miserable results obtained by orthodox surgery and radiation. However, the record of so-called anti-cancer drugs is even worse. The primary reason for this is that most of them currently in use are highly poisonous, not just to cancer but to the rest of the body as well. Generally they are more deadly to healthy tissue than they are to the malignant cell.
All substances can be toxic if taken in sufficient quantity. This is true of Aspirin, sugar, Laetrile, or even water. But, unlike those, the anti-cancer drugs are poisonous, not as a result of an overdose or as a side-effect, but as a primary effect. In other words, their poisonous nature is not tolerated merely as a necessary price to pay in order to achieve some desired effect, it is the desired effect.
These chemicals are selected because they are capable of differentiating between types
of cells and, consequently, of poisoning some types more than others. But don't jump
to the conclusion that they differentiate between cancer and non-cancer cells, killing
only the cancer cells, because they do not.
The cellular poisons used in orthodox Cancer therapy today cannot distinguish between Cancer and non-Cancer cells. They act instead to differentiate between cells that are
fast-growing and those that are slow-growing or not growing at all. Cells that are actively dividing are the targets. Consequently, they kill, not only the Cancer cells that are dividing, but also a multitude of normal cells all over the body that also are caught in the act of dividing.
Theoretically, those Cancers that are dividing more rapidly than normal cells will be killed before the patient is, but it is nip and tuck all the way. In the case of a cancer that is dividing at the same rate or even slower than normal cells, there isn't even a theoretical chance of success.
In either event, poisoning the system is the objective of these drugs, and the resulting pain and illness often is a torment worse than the disease itself. The toxins catch the blood cells in the act of dividing and cause blood poisoning. The gastrointestinal system is thrown into convulsion causing nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, cramps, and progressive weakness. Hair cells are fast-growing, so the hair falls out during treatment. Reproductive organs are affected causing sterility. The brain becomes fatigued. Eyesight and hearing are impaired. Every conceivable function is disrupted with such agony for the patient that many of them elect to die of the Cancer rather than to continue treatment.
It is ironic that the personnel who administer these drugs to Cancer patients take great
precautions to be sure they themselves are not exposed to them. The Handbook of
Cancer Chemotherapy, a standard reference for medical personnel, offers this warning:
The potential risks involved in handling cytotoxic agents have become a concern for health care workers. The literature reports various symptoms such as eye, membrane, and skin irritation, as well as dizziness, nausea, and headache experienced by health care workers not using safe handling precautions. In addition, increased concerns regarding the mutagenesis
and teratogenesis [deformed babies] continue to be investigated. Many Chemotherapy agents, the Alkylating agents in particular, are known to be carcinogenic [Cancer -causing] in therapeutic doses. (Roland T. Skeel, M.D., and Neil A. Lachant, M.D., Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy; Fourth Edition (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1995), p.677.)
Because these drugs are so dangerous, the Chemotherapy Handbook lists sixteen OSHA safety procedures for medical personnel who work around them. They include wearing disposable masks and gowns, eye goggles, and double latex gloves. The procedure for disposing needles and other equipment used with these drugs is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency under the category of "hazardous waste." Yet, these same substances are injected directly into the bloodstream of hapless Cancer patients supposedly to cure their Cancer!
Most of these drugs are described as radiomimetic, which means they mimic or produce the same effect as radiation. Consequently, they also suppress the immune system, and that is one of the reasons they help spread the cancer to other areas. But whereas X-rays usually are directed at only one or two locations, these chemicals do their deadly work on every cell in the body As Dr. John Richardson has pointed out:
Both radiation therapy and attempts to "poison out" result in a profound hostile in-imunosuppression that greatly increases the susceptibility to metastasis. How irrational it would be to attempt to treat Cancer mmunologically and/or physiologically, and at the same time administer immunosuppressants in the form of radiation of any kind, Methotrexate, 5-FU, Cytoxin, or similarly useless and dangerous general cellular poisons. All of these modalities, as we know, have been used to depress the rejection phenomena associated with organ transplantation. The entire physiological objective in rational cancer therapy is to increase the
rejection phenomena. (Open letter to interested doctors, Nov., 1972; Griffin, Private Papers, op. cit.)
The view that toxic "anti-Cancer" drugs usually accomplish just the opposite of their intent is not restricted to the advocates of Laetrile. It is a fact of life (or shall we say death?) that has become widely acknowledged even by those who use these drugs. Dr. John Trelford, for instance, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State University Hospital has said:
At the present time, Chemotherapy of gynecological tumors does not appear to have increased life expectancy except in sporadic cases.... The problem of blind Chemotherapy means not only a loss of the effect of the drugs, but also a lowering of the patient's resistance to the cancer cells owing to the toxicity of these agents. ("A Discussion of the Results of
Chemotherapylogical Cancer and the Host's Immune Response," Sixth National Cancer Conference proceedings, op. cit.)
Dr. Trelford is not alone in his observation. A report from the Southern Research Institute, dated April 13, 1972, based upon research conducted for the National Cancer Institute, indicated that most of the accepted drugs in the American Cancer Society's "proven cure~~ category produced cancer in laboratory animals that previously had been healthy! (NCI research contract PH-43-68-.998. Information contained in letter from Dean Burk to Congressman Lou Frey, Jr., May 30,1972; Griffin, Private Papers, op. cit., p. 5.)
In a courageous letter to Dr. Frank Rauscher, his boss at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Dean Burk condemned the Institute's policy of continuing to endorse these drugs when everyone knew that they caused cancer. He argued:
Ironically, virtually all of the Chemotherapeutic anti-Cancer agents now approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use or testing in human cancer patients are (1) highly or variously toxic at applied dosages; (2) markedly immunosuppressive, that is, destructive of the patient's
native resistance to a variety of diseases, including cancer; and (3) usually highly carcinogenic [Cancer causing].... These now well established facts have been reported in numerous publications from the National Cancer Institute itself, as well as from throughout the United States and, indeed, the world. Furthermore, what has just been said of the FDA-approved
anti-Cancer Chemotherapeutic drugs is true, though perhaps less conspicuously, of radiological and surgical treatments of human cancer....
In your answer to my discussion on March 19, you readily acknowledged that the FDA-approved anti-cancer drugs were indeed toxic, immunosuppressive, and carcinogenic, as indicated. But then, even in the face of the evidence, including your own White House statement of May 5, 1972, all pointing to the pitifully small effectiveness of such drugs, you
went on to say quite paradoxically it seems to me, "I think the Cancer Chemotherapy program is one of the best program components that the NCI has ever had."... One may ask, parenthetically, surely this does not speak well of the "other program areas?"...
Frankly, I fail to follow you here. I submit that a program and series of the FDA-approved compounds that yield only 5-10% "effectiveness" can scarcely be described as "excellent, " the more so since it represents the total production of a thirty-year effort on the part of all of us in the Cancer therapy field. (Letter to Frank Rauscher, dated April 20, 1973; Griffin, Private Papers, op. cit.)
There is little evidence for long-term survival with Chemotherapy. Here is just a sampling of the negative verdict handed down by physicians, many of whom still continue to prescribe it:
Dr. B. Fisher, writing in the September 1968 issue of Annals of Surgery, stated:
As a result of its severe toxicity and its lack of therapeutic effect, further use of 5-FU as an adjuvant to breast surgery in the regimen employed is unwarranted. ("Surgical Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Cancer of the Breast: Results of A Decade of Cooperative Investigation," Annals of Surgery, 168, No.3, Sept., 1968.)
Dr. Saul A. Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Stanford
University School of Medicine:
Worthwhile palliation is achieved in many patients. However, there will be the inevitable relapse of the malignant Lymphoma, and, either because of drug resistance or drug intolerance, the disease will recur, requiring modifications of the Chemotherapy program and eventually failure to control the disease process. ("The Indications for Chemotherapy in the Lymphomas," Sixth National Cancer Conference proceedings, op. cit.)
Dr. Charles Moertal of the Mayo Clinic:
Our most effective regimens are fraught with risks and side-effects and practical problems; and after this price is paid by all the patients we have treated, only a small fraction are rewarded with a transient period of usually incomplete tumor regressions....
Our accepted and traditional curative efforts, therefore, yield a failure rate of 85%.... Some patients with gastrointestinal Cancer can have very long survival with no treatment whatsoever. (Speech made at the National Cancer Institute Clinical Center Auditorium, May 18, 1972.)
Dr. Robert D. Sullivan, Department of Cancer Research at the Lahey Clinic
There has been an enormous undertaking of cancer research to develop anti-cancer drugs for use in the management of neoplastic diseases in man. However, progress has been slow, and no chemical agents capable of inducing a general curative effect on disseminated forms of cancer have yet been developed. ("Ambulatory Arterial Infusion in the Treatment of Primary and Secondary Skin Cancer," Sixth National Cancer Conference proceedings, op. cit.)
If it is true that Orthodox chemotherapy is (1) toxic, (2) immunosuppressant, (3) carcinogenic, and (4) futile, then why would doctors continue to use it? The answer is that they don't know what else to do. Patients usually are not scheduled into Chemotherapy unless their condition seems so hopeless that the loss of life appears to be inevitable anyway. Some doctors refer to this stage, not as therapy, but experimentation, which, frankly, is a more honest description.
Another reason for using drugs in the treatment of cancer is that the doctor does not like to tell the patient there is no hope. In his own mind he knows there is none, but he also knows that the patient does not want to hear that and will seek another physician who will continue some kind of treatment, no matter how useless. So he solves the problem by continuing the treatment himself.
In his book The Wayward Cell, Cancer, Dr. Victor Richards made it clear that chemotherapy is used primarily just to keep the patient returning for treatment and to build his morale while he dies. But there is more! He said:
Nevertheless, chemotherapy serves an extremely valuable role in keeping patients oriented toward proper medical therapy, and prevents the feeling of being abandoned by the physician in patients with late and hopeless cancers. Judicious employment and screening of potentially useful drugs may also prevent the spread of cancer quackery. (Victor Richards, The Wayward Cell, Cancer; Its Origins, Nature, and Treatment, (Berkeley: The University of California Press, 1972), pp. 215-16.)
Heaven forbid that anyone should forsake the nauseating, pain-racking, cancerspreading, admittedly ineffective "proven cures" for such "quackery" as Laetrile!
Here, at last, is revealed the true goal of much of the so-called "educational" programs of orthodox medicine-psychologically to condition people not to try any other forms of therapy. That is why they perpetuate the myth of "proven cures."
The American Cancer Society, in its Unproven Methods of Cancer Management,
When one realizes that 1,500,000 Americans are alive today because they went to their doctors in time, and that the proven treatments of radiation and surgery are responsible for these cures, he is less likely to take a chance with a questionable practitioner or an unproven treatment. (Unproven Methods of Cancer Management, op. cit., pp.17,18)
Before leaving the subject of cancer therapy and moving on to the field of Cancer research, let us clarify and summarize our findings so far. Here is a brief outline of the four optional modes of Cancer therapy:
SURGERY: Least harmful. Sometimes a life-saving, stop-gap meas-ure. No evidence that patients who receive radical or extensive surgical options live any longer than those who receive the most conservative options, or, for that matter, those who receive none at all. Believed to increase the likelihood of disseminating cancer to other locations.
When dealing with internal tumors affecting reproductive or vital organs, the statistical rate of long-term survival is, on the average, 10-15%. After metastasis, the statistical chances for long-term survival are close to zero.
RADIOLOGY: Very harmful in many ways. Spreads the cancer and weakens the patient's resistance to other diseases. Serious and painful side-effects, including heart failure. No evidence that treated patients live any longer, on the average, than those not treated. Statistical rate of long-term survival after metastasis is close to zero.
CHEMOTHERAPY: Also spreads the cancer through weakening of immunological defense mechanism plus general toxicity. Leaves patient susceptible to other diseases and infections, often leading to death from these causes. Extremely serious side-effects. No evidence that treated patients live any longer, on the average, than untreated patients. Statistical rate of long-term survival after metastasis is close to zero.
Did you know that 30 years ago Dr Hardin B. Jones, Professor of Medical Physics & Physiology at Berkeley, found that the life expectancy of untreated cancer cases
appears to be FOUR TIMES LONGER than that of treated individuals?
1969 Science Writers Conference of the ACS
Chemotherapy is effective in only 2 to 4% of cancers----Hodgkin's disease, Acute
Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL, childhood leukemia), Testicular cancer, and
Ralph Moss interview 1995 here
There is no scientific evidence for chemotherapy being able to extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients suffering from the most common organic cancers, which accounts for 80% of all cancers?
Dr Ulrich Abel. 1990
Chemotherapy drugs are of benefit to at most 5% of cancer patients they are given to,
but are routinely given to 50% of patients?
John Cairns of Harvard in Scientific American
75 % of oncologists, in one survey, said if they had cancer they would not participate in
chemotherapy trials due to its "ineffectiveness and its unacceptable toxicity"?
Interview of Dr Manners
"(Tamoxifen) is a garbage drug that made it to the top of the scrap heap. It is DES in the making."--Pierre Blais (Tamoxifen: A Major Medical Mistake? by Sherrill Sellman). http://www.netspace.net.au/~newdome/hh_tamoxifen.html
The trouble with tamoxifen by Dr. Zoltan P. Rona MD MSc
Grouped together, the average cancer patient has a 50/50 chance of living another 5 years; which are the same odds he or she had in 1971?
With some cancers, notably liver, lung, pancreas, bone and advanced breast, our 5 year survival from traditional therapy alone is virtually the same as it was 30 years ago?
After $50 Billion spent on cancer research, the list of cancers responsive to chemotherapy is almost identical to what it was 25 years ago? (Questioning Chemotherapy by Ralph Moss, p81)
the War on Cancer is a failure with a death rate not lower but 6% higher in 1997 than 1970?