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Entry for May 31, 2006


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Wheatgrass and Cancer

Cancer is a six-letter word that put fear in the hearts of many people. It is now estimated and widely accepted that 60 percent of all women’s cancers and 40 per cent of all men’s cancers are related to nutritional factors alone. Cancer is a slow developing disease. The appearance of a tumor in the body is not the start of illness. Rather it is the culmination of a decade or more of pathological change in the cells of the affected organ. By the time the disease is clinically diagnosed it has progressed so far and affected the entire organism so seriously that only one out of five cancer patients reaches the so-called five-year survival line.

No only is the disease dreaded but also the traditional methods of treatments. There are only three forms of conventional treatment. There are not only physical scars but the emotional scars of feeling like a piece of meat. After the carving of the surgeon, the disfiguring can be brutal, especially on women who have undergone radical mastectomies. It would seem worth while if it did solve the problem but surgery frequently result in the spreading of cancer cells to other parts of the body which then calls for the radiation or chemotherapy and sometimes subsequent surgery.

Chemotherapy injects highly toxic substances and can actually cause cancer, e.g., cyclophosphamide, which is used to treat bladder cancer. Those who are administrating the injections are very careful not to get any on their own skin because it will burn, yet they inject it into your veins.

Radiation can kill cancer cells and also create new ones. Like chemotherapy, it seriously weakens the immune system, thereby subjecting the patient to the risk of other diseases, for example pneumonia.

Since 1971 the United States declared war on cancer with the following statement from President Nixon: “The time has come in American when the same kind of concentrated effort that split the atom and took man to the moon should be turned toward conquering this dread disease.” In that year 337,000 people died of cancer, and about $250 million was spent on cancer research.

Since then, over six trillion dollars have been invested over the years in cancer research. Approximately $75 billion is spent on cancer treatment each year: about $25 billion for direct health car, $9 billion in lost productivity due to treatment or disability, and $41 billion in lost productivity due to premature death.

Now all these years later, we have cancer epidemic instead of a cancer cure. According to Dateline (NBC August 21, 1996), twice as many people get and die of cancer today than did in 1971, and increase far beyond population growth. About 40 percent of Canadians and American get cancer and most of them (62.5 %) die of it.

This year alone cancer will claim the lives of some 61,800 Canadians and about half a million Americans (all figures in this article exclude non-melanoma skin cancer.) Lung cancer has become an epidemic among Canadian women, experts warn, and there’s no sign of relief in national cancer data. “It is a big concern and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.” said Mary Jan Ashley, professor of public health at the University of Toronto . Lung cancer rates are rapidly going up in women – it’s an epidemic. And it’s going to keep going up for the next decade at least. Lung cancer in Canada killed an estimated 6,000 women in 1996 – 700 more than breast cancer. Nationwide statistics, by the National Cancer Institute of Canada, show lung cancer deaths among women are projected to rise to new heights this year, as well as prostate cancer rates with almost 20,000 men projected to get the disease in 1997.

Even with the introduction of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy with biologic response modifiers, and CT scans, MRI scans, and all the other new medical technology, almost every form of cancer, except cervical cancer and lung cancer have remained constant, which means that there has been no significant progress in cancer treatment.

The fight against cancer is so intense that more money is collected each year than can actually be spent responsibly on meaningful research. With the billions of dollars raised each year it would be nice if more of these funds were directed to cancer prevention.

These depressing statistics reveal the extreme gullibility of the millions of people who keep donating to one of the wealthiest disease clubs: The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), despite the fact it has failed to accomplish its primary aim: to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer.

If the fight of cancer was even slightly helping, than fewer and fewer people would get it and die of it. Since the reality if the opposite, the present strategy is obviously not working. What is working are the thousands of people who profit form this dreadful disease, e.g. CCS executives, researchers, radiologists, pharmaceutical companies and so on. A childhood neighbour of my husband, told us that he went into cancer research because he knows he will always have a job. More people live off cancer than die of it. Cancer is not only a deadly disease, but also a very profitable industry.

While significant progress has been made with some forms of cancer, e.g. Leukemia and Hodgkin’s Disease, the much more common big killers such as lung, colon, rectal, prostate and breast cancer are claiming more victims each year. Lung cancer among women has quadrupled since 1970 and according to a recent study in the incidence of prostate cancer is expected to double in the next 10 years.

Despite all the praise about the countless so-called breakthroughs in cancer research, treatment and diagnosis, basically very little has changed during the last few decades.

To sound good there is distorted information about cancer. They use terms like five year survival rates instead of a cure. They think that if you live for five years after being diagnosed that you are a success. You tell that to a 30 year old mother of three small children, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and she can read right through the smoke screen. Statistical sleight of hand conceals how many die after five years. According to Dr. David Prescott and Dr. Abraham Flexer in their book Cancer: The Misguided Cell, the figure is between 12 and 15 per cent. Also because cancer depressed the immune system, many people die of other diseases and their deaths often don’t show up as cancer deaths in statistical records. Even two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling has described the so-called War on Cancer as “largely a fraud.”

Most people still don’t realize that the fight against cancer will never be won so long as we continue to pollute our air, soil and food with toxic contaminants, dump cancer-causing chlorine and toxic industrial effluent into our drinking water. We are surrounded by carcinogens; PCB’s, dioxins, vinyl chloride, various herbicides and pesticides. We eat meat that has been injected with hormones and feed with synthetic chemicals. We consume vegetables and fruit drenched in organochlorine pesticides which effect our immunity and reproduction. We even spray cosmetic carcinogens on our own lawns.

According to the World Health Organization, 80 per cent of all cancer is environmentally caused and thus preventable. Therefore, the emphasis should be on prevention instead of treatment. More and more scientists now agree that there will never be a cancer cure and that the most effective way to combat cancer is prevention. While the CCS agrees that prevention is effective, it spends less than five per cent of its budget on it and then only in the form of education such as brochures advising people not to smoke or expose themselves to excessive sunlight. We are starting to hear statements on diet, like increase fibre and eat more fruits and vegetables. Though they are truthful statements, they don’t go much beyond that.

Dr. John Bailar of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in Guelph, Ontario, has said, “The long history of research that has focused almost exclusively on treatment has not produced the benefits we all hoped and expected to see. It’s time to put the main emphasis on prevention instead of treatment.” Prevention requires less pollution, healthier food, cleaner air and safer water, all of which translates into increased expenditures instead of increased profits and that simply doesn’t look good on a balance sheet.

The reason the War on Cancer has not been won is that it has never seriously been fought. People are no longer taking the risk of becoming a statistic in this war. The day of the people blindly trusting their doctors isn’t any more. More people went to non-traditional methods last year in treating sickness than going to their doctors.

There are less books being written about coping with cancer and more being written by people who have conquered cancer from a nutritional perspective. Much credit it being given to green foods and specifically wheatgrass juice.

What I like about what is being written is not only the cure, but living a lifestyle that would make it difficult for the disease to start in the first place. If the cancer can be detected in an early stage it is much easier to strengthen the immune system to fight off the cancer with natural means. The most promising protective factors to date have proven to be vitamins and minerals, a restriction of food intake, the elimination of poisons produced or retained in the body, the active ingredients in certain herbs, and green foods.

Almost all essential nutrients have a cancer-preventing effect. They promote the body’s capacity to heal itself and exert a favourable influence on regeneration and regulation throughout the system. They also strengthen the detoxifying function of many of our essential bodily processes. These nutrients are all found in living or fresh and unprocessed foods, complete with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and highly unsaturated fatty acids. It is important that people understand that dead food will not feed the cells of the body.

Dr. G.H. Earp-Thomas of New Jersey for more than half a century, did investigations in aiding agriculturists all over the world to do their share in keeping up with the food needs of the earths expanding population. He isolated over one hundred elements from fresh wheatgrass and concluded that it is a complete food. Wheatgrass contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals in a synergistic combination, making it fully assimilable. It also contains all essential Amino Acids, packaged with dozens of trace elements, enzymes, DNA, RNA including Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) with its alkaline base of chlorophyll.

Dr. Ann Wigmore is respected as the one who established the benefits of Wheatgrass juice. She began growing and chewing young blades of wheatgrass which she grew in her home. She soon recovered from a longstanding problem with colitis, which had been medically untreatable. She noticed such a change in her energy that she began giving wheatgrass juice to her elderly and sick neighbors. “In a matter of weeks,” she reports, “all of them were able to get out of bed, and they became more active than they had been in years.”

Dr. Ann treated people with chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer. She used wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice therapies, along with diet emphasizing the use of green and raw foods. Many people who came to her place “Hippocrates” in Boston claim to have found, cures for diseases considered by the physicians to be incurable.

In the book “How I Conquered Cancer Naturally”, Eydie Mae tells of her recovery of breast cancer. Not wanting to submit herself to traditional therapy she went to the Hippocrates Health Institute. During her two weeks there she learned the importance of wheatgrass, from drinking it several times a day to using it as an implant in an enema. What was just as important was that the fear of dying had been replaced with hope for recovery. At her first check up after that her urine colony count had gone from 300 down to 120. The doctor was full of questions and so intrigued that he did some research himself. His research uncovered an ingredient called abscissic acid that could reverse the growth of a cancerous tumor. In the experimental test abscissic acid in its natural form was found to be deadly against any form of cancer, and it takes only a very small amount. When some live tumor-bearing animals were given injections of abscisic acid, their tumors quickly deteriorated!

After a few months Eydie Mae’s urine colony count slowly but steadily went down until it was at zero. She began to notice things like her hair getting soft again and her nails getting flexible. Tiredness gradually disappeared as well.

Dr. Wigmore reports that the wheatgrass used in her program contained not only abscisic acid but laetrile, which may have anti-cancer activity.

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