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DR. Gonzalez is a registered, licensed and Board Certified Naturopath Physician Doctor at Washington D.C. Lic.#NAT-364 Exp.02/28/2002. Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist ID #022395. Richmond Virginia. At Florida State, he is licensed as a Nutrition Counselor Lic.#00557 Exp.2002.  

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Report by Doctor Gonzalez N.D., Ph.D., MscD.

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All areas of the body can be enhanced through the use of designed clinical nutrition as an alternative for drugs. Click the area on the diagram that you are interested in and a hyperlink will take you to a discussion of the area.

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Chronic Backaches Weight Reduction Nutritional System Stomach Problems
Osteoporosis Sexual Problems Cancer
Eye Problems AIDS/HIV Nutritional Cystic Fibrosis

By Doctor H. Gonzalez N.D. Certified Naturopathic Physician, Msc.D., Ph.D., N.C., C.R.A.

WHAT IS CANCER?
Biologically speaking, cancer is a cell growth that has gone amuck. The usual controls on cell reproduction go weary and cancerous cells form new cancerous cells. Damage to DNA triggers these insidious molecular events that derail a healthy cell and transform it into a malignant one. A few people inherit genes that make them more likely to develop cancer. (See Genetics.) However, cancer experts estimate that 70 percent of all cancers are related to tobacco use, poor diet, viruses, radiation, or exposure to other carcinogens (cancer causing agents) and alcohol abuse. (more later)

The following is a mandated by current laws postal and Federal Drugs Administration directives. The author of this report is a licensed news media and television news reporter by the city of Jacksonville State of Florida; this report is for educational and researches purposes only. Any information imparted herein is not a medical advice, diagnosis or prescription. You are warned to seek healing solutions from qualified health care professional only. My nature is synthesis, analysis and communication.

Speedy Gonzalez Qualifications: Doctor H. Gonzalez is registered, licensed and Board Certified Naturopathic Physician at Washington D.C. He is the author of 12 published medical booklets in Integrated Alternative Medicine. Mental Problems, Sex problems, How to interpret your blood test, What is Hepatitis A, B, C, Pain Management Guide for Clinicians, Your Electric Mind, Prostate Cancer, Peanuts help Prevent Heart Attack, Cancer Diet Macrobiotics, Doctor of Metaphysical Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. in the Art of Healing, Master Degree in Metaphysical Science. Certified by Parker College of Chiropractic in the Advancement of Biochemistry in Human Nutrition and Contact Reflex Analysis, Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist ID #022395. Attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Completed the required curriculum for the Nutrition’s Role in Preventive Medicine in Dental Practice. Certify by I.S.C. Division of Wellness in Nutrition and Sports. Certified by Division of Wellness in the Role of Nutrition in Preventive Medicine. Licensed by the Board of Medicine, Florida State, as a Nutrition Counselor Lic.#00557 with over 55 years experience in Clinical Nutrition all over the world. China, Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Panama, Equator, Galapagos Island. Dr Gonzalez is a retired U.S. Army Engineer Captain. Active Ordained Minister and Faith Healer at Jacksonville Florida.

He earned his Doctors degrees in Metaphysical Science from the University of Metaphysics at San Francisco California, Naturopathic Medical Certification Board, State of Nevada License to practice as a Doctor of Naturopathic by the Board of Medicine Professional Licensing Administration, Government of District of Colombia WashingtonD.C. He set out to increase his knowledge by personal investigation in the art of healing. He attended The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In the Subject of Sexology C.U. credit hours. On October 1993 Parker College of Chiropractic certified him on the subject of Contact Reflex Analysis and the Advancement of Therapeutic principles of Biochemistry in Human Nutrition.

Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist. ID. # 022395 at the present he is licensed by the Board of Medicine Florida State as a Nutrition Counselor Lic.# 0557. Graduated from the following medical related courses from I.S.C. Division of Wellness. Nutrition and Sports, The Role of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine. Nutrition’s Role in preventive Medicine for Dental Practice, In April 1993 completed the required curriculum for the Exercise and Fitness for the Dental Staff. In January 1994 completed the course title Women’s Wellness, Institute for Natural Resources Berkeley California. He always had to know why, and his knowledge of the healing system kept growing during his pursuit for the truth. He studied most of our world’s spiritual teachings, Acupuncture, Holistic healing, Allopathic, Homeopathy, Naturopathic and many healing, and preventive medicine. Faith Healing and others. He researched as he went around searching for Divinity within humanity and him; he also discovered many types of healing. The most important in his personal opinion is Complementary Alternative Medicine, the only one that doesn't use any type of dangerous drugs. Alongside the bottles of dietary supplements in, pharmacies, and health food clinics that are license by the States are packages of Homeopathic and Naturopathic remedies with ingredients like Immuplex, Catalyn, Cardio-Plus, Liver Plex , Iplex, Cataplex E2. These tablets, capsule, ointments and creams are part of holistic health system that was develop by Dr.Royal Lee in the 1920s and a German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the 1700s and is and growing in popularity throughout the world today. Homeopathy and Naturopathic is Natural Medicine. Homeopathic remedies contain minute, nontoxic doses of plants, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body’s natural defenses to fight diseases. They are available in short ingredient and combination form to combat a variety of ills. While millions of supporters, including members of England’s Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth personal Doctor is a Naturopathic Physician and also a Contact Reflex Analysis practitioner in the advancement of therapeutic principles of biochemistry in human nutrition conducted by Dr. Versendaal from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas Texas.

The acceptance of an ancient belief that "like treats like," first espoused by Hippocrates, the Father’s Western medicine.

Hahnermann rediscovered this principle which demonstrates the cure for malaria, quinine, actually produced the symptom of the disease in health people. This "law of Similar" that a medicine which in large doses produces the systems of the disease (in healthy people) will in small doses cure that disease. This became the foundation of homeopathy.

Second is the belief that diluting a remedy makes it more effective. A homeopathic remedy is repeatedly diluted to supposedly increase its healing powers and decrease side effects. The end result is a remedy that contains only microscopic amounts of the original curative substance. Commercially available remedies come in various concentrations, with the highest dilutions designed to alleviate chronic conditions. How can small amount of a remedy fight illness? Homeopaths believe that their remedies stimulate the Immune system, much like the immunization process. Finally, there is the theory that individuals respond differently to an illness depending upon their psychological state and general conditions. How can small, amount of a remedy fight illness?

Homeopaths and Naturopathic doctors believe that their remedies stimulate the immune system. Much like the immunization process that prevent you from getting sick.

Finally there is the theory that individuals respond differently to an illness depending upon their psychological state and general temperament conditions. Therefore. Two people with the same illness might take completely different homeopathic remedies. While revolutionary in Hahnemann’s day, these ideas coincide with todays emerging acceptance of the role of emotion healing.

Despite its unorthodox theories. Homeopathy and Naturopath Physicians offers consumers an inexpensive, nontoxic and readily available alternative in self-care. Growing health-consciousness, as well as environmental and ecological concerns, have prompted many American to look for alternatives to present medicine practices," says Jim Coyne, president and CEO of Botanical Labs and Mr, Jim Robinson president Regency Health Food at Regency Square Mall Jacksonville Florida.

During the pass 50 years, Dr. Gonzalez has experienced significant sales growth in the area of Homeopathic and Naturopathic products and the Naturopathic medical consultations from all age’s groups, who are demanding over the counter Natural Remedies for symptoms of things like cold, flue, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and now Dr. Lane and the 60 minutes "NBC show "shark don’t get cancer" Shark cartilage is being used as food supplement to help cure Cancer and rheumatoid. Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine of course cannot accomplish the impossible. It cannot heal people who are immune and defense systems have been severely compromised and damage by antibiotic drugs as the result of a longer use of suppressive medications. It cannot heal people whose pathology is primarily the result of certain organic, structural diseases for which surgery is indicated. And it cannot heal people whose pathology is primarily the result of certain particularly stressful lifestyle or environmental factors from which they do not want to or are unable to extricate themselves.

Despite these predictable limitations, effective treatment with homeopathic medicines is possible for the vast numbers of people with chronic illness today. Real cures are possible with Complementary Alternative Medicine, Homeopathic and Naturopathic Medicine together with Faith, Spiritual & Mental healing. God Bless you.

Dr. Higinio Gonzalez


Email:     gonzalez@ilnk.com

PREGNANCY PRENATAL NUTRITION  


 1-Catalyn
              3-Folic Acid B 12 
1-Epoise 
      3-Fortil-B12 
       1-Pituitrophin
2-Calsol 
    2-Utrophin 

Folic acid B 12 taken together work to pevent BIRTH DEFECT of the central nervous system is essential in the processes of DNA formation and genetic replication.

PREGNANCY SIDE EFFECTS BLADDER, WEAK 

                   5-Ligapiex II per day.
3-Arginex

BLOOD PRESSURES HIGH Nutritional Treament help

       3 Niacinanide B 6.
                           10 drop of Phosfood in a           glass  of water 3 times a day.

CONSTIPATION Nutritional treatment per day. 

  3-Multizyme 
          6-B6 Niacinainide
   6-For-Til B12
 2-Linum B6 

Coccyx/tailbone, sore 

        6 Cal-Ma Plus 
      3- Cataplex D
HAIR LOSS Treat with Blood Quality  nutrition. 
                         3-Organic Trace Mineral 
  1-Ferrofood
6-Inositol 

ITCHENG ALL OVER BODY Nutritional Treatinent, per day.  

6 Choline 
       3 For-Tit B 12 

MENSTRUATION/NONE AFTER PREGNANCY  

3-9 Ovex P 
  3-Simplex F 

MORNING SICKNESS  

                3- Niacinamide B 6
   3-Min-Tran
3-Chohne
   6 Utrophin 
Add: I drop full of Phosfood to the above only if symptom are severe. Occational Gastrex if needed to coat stomach.

  Hair & Scalp Syndromes Go to Top 

Alopecia Universalis

Hair will very seldom disappear unless the body is sick, under severe stress, diabetic or malnourished. When the hair's nutritional reserve is depleted, most often by a chronic infection or multiple syndromes, then the hair slowly falls out until there are few healthy strands remaining. When testing what hair remains is difficult or few hairs remain, this is called male baldness or Alopecia Universalis, a complete loss of hair.

Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.

Then for 3 months:

  Acne Sores on Scalp Go to Top 

Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.

  Headaches Go to Top 

Headaches are caused by a wide variety of problems. Food allergies (the primary cause of migraines) and hypoglycemia are major causes of headaches. Sinus headaches are often caused by allergies to pollens and milk products. Head-aches can also be cyclic in PMS. Do a complete series of pulse tests and a six-hour GTT. Treatment for headaches comes in the form of a wide variety of commercial products (i.e., aspirin, Tylenol, Nuprin, Bufferin), chromium at 50-200 mcg t.i.d. betaine HCI at 75-200 mg.

  Parkinson's Syndrome Go to Top 

Recommend the following nutritional protocol, per day, always:

For pain and stiffness until abated. Always check and adjust, often, the pinkies, thumbs.

  Manic Depression Go to Top 

Nutritional Treatment per day always.

 Memory Loss Go to Top 

Nutritional Treatment per day always.

  Respiratory Go to Top 

Flu and Cold Remedies

GENERAL NUTRITION FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF A HEALTHY RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Children 0-6:
Use the following nutrition per day always.

Adults:
Use the following nutrition per day

 AIDS/HIV, Nutritional Support for Go to Top 

Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.

BOILS AND CARBUNCLES Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weecks

 Eye Problems Go to Top 

General Eye Infections

Blinking, Constant Eye

Blurred Vision

Cataracts

Falling Eyebrows

Falling Eye Lashes

Fever In Eyes

Glaucoma

Granulated Eye Lids

Headaches Caused By Eyestrain

Infection Acute

Pink Eye

Pus In Corner Of Eyes

Retinitis

Stye

Swollen Eye Lids

Tearing, Excessive (Infection of Tear Duct)

Tunnel Vision

 Ear Problems Go to Top 

Earaches, General

Deafness

Dizziness (Nerve Deafness)

Infection, General & Dizzyness

Menieres Disease - Check for Causes: Aneniia, Hypertension,Allergies, Heart, Hypoadrenal, Atlas Wedge and TMJ Subluxations..

  Heart Go to Top 

HEART AND THE AGING PROCESS

Dr Versendaal said " At the age of twenty five, people are usually at the peak of their body's performance, meaning their heart is functioning at 80% of it maximum capacity". As this person ages, the heart starts to slow down or decrease in its ability to produce the electricity the body needs to stay well. As a result of this decrease in heart function, the systems of the body start to lose their tone, function, and beauty. By the time a person reaches the age of forty or fifty years of age the heart's function is down to 50% or 60%. People have reached what is called the comfort zone. They do not do the things they did when they were twenty-five. The patient would prefer to sit in a chair and watch sports on TV rather than participate. When a person reaches the age of sixty or seventy, their heart is down to 30%, and they look, act and function nothing at all like they did when they were twenty-five or even when they were fifty. Most would say that this is the result of the normal aging process.

Our bodies were designed with the genetic potential to live to the age of one hundred and twenty. This genetic potential is with us until the day we die and can be maintained throughout life or recharged at a latter age. RNA and DNA are the body's memory. They help produce and maintain your body's electrical potential. This memory does not change as you get older. Your potential remains the same. Your body has the ability to stay loose, limber, and agile well into the nineties if you give it the things it needs. If you look at individuals who have maintained a healthy lifestyle of exercise, positive mental attitude and proper nutritional intake, they can still move, think, and act like they did when they were twenty-five.

Peoples bodies get old and sore because they let the organs that backup the heart get weak. This happens due to years of physical, mental and nutritional abuse and when the symptoms of old age show up people assume it is a natural way of life.If you keep your heart at eighty percent by supporting its backup structures, you will not end your life with a tired, worn out body.

If a severe shortage of oxygen and blood to the heart is not replaced, the vessels will soon clog, harden and die. Patients may have difficulty breathing, dizziness, angina, coughing and congestive heart failure.

Nutritional Treatment:

Cataplex E2 works like nitroglycerin. It dilates and contracts the blood vessels. It also heals and repairs injured blood vessels, especially the coronary artery.

Maintenance/ Prevention:
The following nutrition per day always.

The patient must avoid stress.

 Blood Pressure Go to Top 

Diastolic Hight

Systolic Hight

Hight Tryglyceride

Hight Cholesterol

 Fatty Tumors Go to Top 

Nutritional Treatment for 3 months to 1 year

  Kidneys Go to Top 

The Left and Right Kidney are located 1 inch above, and 1 inch to the left and right of the umbilicus.

Indicator: either one or both of the kidneys have a bacterial infection.

Symptoms: Patients may complain of frequent urination, burning urine, occasional abdominal cramps, lower back pain and loose, watery bowels.

Nutritional Treatment:

Special Note on Children: For children one to three years of age, give 1 dropper full of Phosfood per day for 1 week, or until the kidney infection has abated. Also give 1 Albaplex per day if possible.

  Liver Go to Top 

The Liver is an indicator of a bacterial liver infection, hepatitis, metal or chemical poisoning. Infection quite often occurs after chemical poisoning. The liver has been weakened and is vulnerable to infection.

Symptoms:

The liver is a major organ that has over 500 different functions. When there is liver dysfunction the whole body can suffer. Problems such as sinus congestion, allergies, hemorrhoids, excessive mucus, difficulty in breathing, respiratory distress, and severe fatigue can occur. If the poisons of the liver back up into the body instead of being released into the kidney and bowels, they can affect other parts of the body and cause more serious problems such as cirrhosis, mononucleosis, and hepatitis.

Nutritional Treatment:
Use the following nutrition per day for 12 weeks.

HEPATITIS, TYPE A
Nutritional treatment per day for 12 weeks

HEPATITIS, TYPE B

HEPATITIS, TYPE C

  Low Blood Sugar Go to Top 

The patient has low glycogen, liver sugar.
Use per day for 12 weeks

  Pancreas Go to Top 

If the patient's pancreas is overworking and producing too much insulin causing low blood sugar.

Pancreas patient has poor digestive sugar metabolism.

CUSHING'S SYNDROME
Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.

  Diabetes Go to Top 

ADULT
Nutritional Treatment per day always.

JUVENILE
Nutritional Treatment per day for 8 weeks.

  Chronic Backaches Go to Top 

Chronic backaches with no subluxations often have many causes. The serious back problems are most often caused by a multiple infection in the body that has been there for a long period of time. Sometimes children are born with infections and structural problems begin early in life.

CURVATURE OF THE SPINE, ALL TYPES
Nutritional Treatment per day, until corrected

DISC SYNDROME, DEGENERATIVE - This occurs mostly in older patients.
Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.

Maintenance/Prevention:
per day, always

DISC PAIN
Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.

DISC, PAINFUL, SLIPPED, SWOLLEN
Nutritional Treatment per day for 3-12 weeks.

  Stomach Problems Go to Top 

The stomach has bulged up into the diaphragm. The symptoms mimic many different syndromes from heart failure to stomach ulcers. The patient may have panic attacks, difficulty breathing, nausea, gas, bloating, and a spastic esophagus.

This is also the Gut. Many times a hiatal hernia is caused by a buildup of undigested foods. Because of this, always use the Gut treatment first. Often the stomach will return to normal on its own. If it does not, follow the Hiatal Hemia procedure and nutritional treatment. During this time of nutritional treatment the stomach may continue to move up into the diaphragm until the ligaments are sufficiently strengthened. Continue to treat mechanically until this time.

Natural medication per day for 12 weeks

Disorders of the stomach and duodenum that may require surgery include diaphragmatic hernias, peptic ulcer disease and its complications, stress ulcers, gastritis, stomach cancer, duodenal tumors, and diverticula of the stomach and duodenum. Stomach cancer and duodenal cancer.

Diaphragmatic Hernia. The stomach is involved in nearly every type of  diaphragmatic hernia except congenital hernias. In the most common type, the sliding hiatus hernia, the portion of the stomach just below the esophagogastric junction and the abdominal esophagus rise into the chest.

In paraesophageal hernia, the esophagogastric junction remains in place, but the stomach rises alongside the esophagus. Combinations of sliding and paraesophageal hernias also occur.

Asymptomatic hernias should not be repaired. Mild complaints are treated by conservative measures, including a bland diet, weight reduction, antacids, and nighttime elevation of the head and chest on several pillows.

Natural Medication a day for 3-6 month

Diarrhea

  Bladder Go to Top 

INCONTINENT BLADDER
When multiple symptoms, use the following nutrition for 12 weeks.

Geriatric patients often have pain in and around their bony framework. The seemingly healthy and tests do not find a cause. Most often they need blood quality replacement. If given the proper nutrition the body will replace its blood every 121 days. Often the pain leaves in a few weeks.

Nutritional Treatment per day for 3-12 weeks.

GALLBLADDER INFECTION

  Breast (Small, Lack of Growth, Under Development, Firmness) Go to Top 

Recommend the following nutritional protocol:

Age 12 - 18 years:

Age 19 - 50 years:

  Vaginal Tracts Go to Top 

Symptoms:

The most common symptom is a watery, white discharge. Others include a dry vaginal tract, bleeding, vaginitis, and spotting.

Nutritional Treatment:
Use the following nutrition per day for 12 weeks

Maintenance/Prevention:
Use the following nutrition per day always.

  Ovary Go to Top 

Indicator of:

The ovaries are severely swollen and inflamed. It can lead to cysts on the ovaries and these can lead to tumors. If the ovaries are full of hormones, they will not get sick. Healthy ovaries are full of hormones.

Symptoms:
Women may have irregular periods, ovarian pain, depression and/or P.M.S.

Nutritional Treatment:
Use the following nutrition per day always.

  Testicle Go to Top 

Location:
Is located in the right and left groin at the same level as the pubic bone

Indicator of:
It is an indicator that the testes are severely swollen

Symptoms:
The patient may complain of testicle pain.

Nutritional Treatment:
Use the following nutrition per day for 12 weeks.

  Osteoporosis Go to Top 

A Naturopathic or Chiropractic Doctor is an orthopedic specialist whose first area of concern is the musculoskeletal system. The human body is made up of 206 bones. These bones are alive. Like other parts of the body, they take in food through the blood, grow, and are repaired. Bones are 30% living tissue, cells, and blood vessels; 45% mineral deposits which is mostly calcium phosphate; and 25% water. Their functions include protection of the vital organs; a place of attachment for muscles; storing minerals; and producing and storing red and white blood cells. These bones must be maintained in alignment and function so they can work efficiently as one of many systems that run the body. Muscles are able to perform just one single motion. They can only contract. Muscles receive an electric command from the brain through the nerves. This triggers a lightening-quick change of chemical fuel, which causes the muscle to contract. There are over 600 muscle groups in the body, and they are of three different kinds. Smooth muscle works automatically, at a slow, continuous pace and controls the body's internal movements. Skeletal muscle controls the external movements such as that of the bones and eyes. They are voluntary. Cardiac muscles are strong, involuntary. Muscles in the heart. This muscular system also needs to be maintained for efficient, total body function.

Use the following nutrition per day for 12 weeks.

  Fibromyalgia Go to Top 

A group of common nonarticular rheumatic disorders characterized by achy pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles, areas of tendon insertions, and adjacent soft-tissue structures. These may be primary and generalized or concomitant with another associated or underlying condition, or localized and often related to overuse or microtrauma factors.

The term myalgia indicates muscular pain. In contrast, myositis is due to inflammation of muscle tissues and is an inappropriate term for fibromyalgia, when such inflammation is absent. Fibromyalgia indicates pain in fibrous tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other "white" connective tissues. Various combinations of these conditions may occur together as muscular rheumatism. Any of the fibromuscular tissues may be involved, but those of the occiput, low back (lumbago), neck (neck pain or spasm), shoulders, thorax (pleurodynia), and thighs (aches and charley horses) are especially affected. There is no specific histologic abnormality, and the absence of cellular inflammation justifies the preferred terminology of fibromyalgia rather than the older terms of fibrositis or fibromyositis.

The condition occurs mainly in females, may be induced or intensified by physical or mental stress, poor sleep, trauma, exposure to dampness or cold, and occasionally by a systemic, usually rheumatic, disorder. A viral or other systemic infection (eg, Lyme disease) may precipitate the syndrome in an otherwise predisposed host. The primary fibromyalgia syndrome (PFS) is particularly likely to occur in healthy young women who tend to be stressed, tense, depressed, anxious, and striving, but may also occur in adolescents (particularly girls) or in older adults, often associated with unrelated minor changes of vertebral osteoarthritis. Men are more likely to develop localized fibromyalgia in association with a particular occupational or recreational strain. A minority of cases may be associated with significant psychogenic or psychophysiologic manifestations. Symptoms can be exacerbated by environmental or emotional stress, or by a physician who does not give proper credence to the patient's concerns and discharges the matter as "all in the head."

Symptoms, Signs, and Diagnosis

Onset of stiffness and pain frequently are gradual, diffuse, and of an "achy" character in PFS. In localized forms, symptoms are more often sudden and acute. The pain is aggravated by straining or overuse. Tenderness may be present, usually localized to specific small zones; ie, "tender points." There may be local tightness or muscle spasm, though active contractions typically cannot be demonstrated by electromyography. Inflammation is not characteristic and only occurs with an underlying systemic condition. Diagnosis of PFS is by recognition of the typical pattern of diffuse fibromyalgia and nonrheumatic symptoms (eg, poor sleep, anxiety, fatigue, irritable bowel symptoms) and by exclusion of significant contributory or underlying diseases (eg, generalized OA, RA, polymyositis, polymyalgia rheumatica, or other connective tissue disease), and (most difficult of all) exclusion of psychogenic muscle pain and spasm. Fibromyalgia associated with such disorders (ie, concomitant or secondary fibromyalgia) manifests musculoskeletal symptoms and signs similar to PFS (except for psychogenic rheumatism), but requires differentiation from PFS to allow identification and treatment of both the underlying disorder and the fibromyalgia itself. PFS, like irritable bowel syndrome, is a well-defined dysfunctional entity, readily diagnosed by its characteristic manifestations and by screening tests to exclude underlying conditions. Occult rheumatic disease and hypothyroidism in the middle-aged female should be excluded. Screening tests are normal. Nonspecific and mild histopathologic changes may be present in the muscles, but similar changes are also found in normal control subjects.

Prognosis and Treatment

Fibromyalgia may remit spontaneously (in milder cases) with decreased stress but can become chronic or recur at frequent intervals. Relief may be obtained from important supportive measures, such as reassurance and explanation of the benign nature of the syndrome, as well as stretching exercises, improved sleep, local applications of heat, gentle massage, and low-dose tricyclic agents at bedtime (eg, amitriptyline 10 or 25 mg) to promote deeper sleep. Aspirin 650 mg orally q 3 to 4 h or other NSAIDs in full dosages have not been shown to be effective in clinical trials but may help individual patients. Incapacitating areas of focal tenderness may be injected with 1% lidocaine solution, 1 or 2 mL alone or in combination with a 40-mg hydrocortisone acetate suspension (using the technique described for soft tissue injection in the treatment of chronic low back pain, above). A tricyclic antidepressant drug should be used in the lowest effective dose and may be continued indefinitely with monitoring of side effects, if any. If drowsiness occurs with one product, an alternative (in low dose) may be prescribed. Functional prognosis is usually favorable with a comprehensive, supportive program, although some degree of symptoms tends to persist.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICATION RECOMMENDATION

The Following formula is use all over Europe, India., and Africa by the best Holistic, Naturopathies Doctors in those countries. Some good medical doctors in U.S. use the same formulas..

Nutritional treatment per day for 12 weeks

  Joints Go to Top 

HIP SOCKET SYNDROMES

BROKEN HIP
Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.

DEGENERATION OF HIP SOCKET
Stiffness and pain of the hip socket. Difficulty having a normal, loose gait.
Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.

PAIN AND SWELLING
Nutritional Treatment

KNEE PAIN PROBLEMS
Nutritional Treatment: Use the following nutrition for 3 months to 1 year.

Infection: Treat accordingly per day for 12 weeks.

  Foot Problems Go to Top 

PAIN, STIFFNESS, SWELLING
Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks to 1 year.

GOUT

HEEL SPURS
Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks.
10 drops in a glass of water of Phosfood liquid 3 times a day
Note: Do not give Phosfood to patients with gout.

  Musculoskeletal Syndromes (Romegaly) Go to Top 

This is a chronic disease, characterized by enlargement of the bones of the hands, feet and face.It is associated with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and an overactive pituitary gland.

Nutritional Treatment
Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reflex. Add the following per day always.

  Arthritis, Dysplasia Go to Top 

The bones degenerate, develop holes in them, and erode down to nothing.
It most often affects the hips, knees and pelvis.

Nutritional Treatment per day always.

  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Go to Top 

Nutritional Treatrnent per day for 12 weeks.

  Tendinitis (Tennis Elbow) Go to Top 

Nutritional Treatinent per day for 12 weeks.

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Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks

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Nutritional Treatment per day for 12 weeks

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No statement contained here shall be constructed as a claim or representation. Not all-nutritional experts may agree with my selection; however I am suggesting that it is the best supporting formulas to the BIOCHEMICAL systems and the body will maintain a healthy state of correct chemistry. I recommend that you consult or see your family Doctor or a Naturopathic, Homeopathic Physician first, they are the best.

The rationale for the following System of Designed Nutrition is to help the body recycle the food and water and wastes the way nature intended the body to work in harmony.

Most overweight people, during their lifetime, eat foods high in sugar and fat, and often drink too much coffee and pop which cause the major recycling lymphatics of the bowel to become clogged with food-sugar and fat-cured tar, so hard like gum, that water cannot be fed directly through the intestine by osmosis into the Ascending lymphatic. Then water begins to back up the descending lymphatics of the body, completely abnormal to the design of nature resulting in a back pressure so strong that the body begins to fill up with fluid, causing all kinds of misshapen tire bodies organs, allergies, high blood pressure, heart and adrenal overload, and eventually diseases too numerous to mention. To turn these events around, it is necessary to open up the clogged lymphatics with powerful digestive enzymes and powerful cleaning minerals, which slowly and harmlessly break down the wall of Tar. Once this has been completed, the body can return back to its normal function of recycling the food and water up the ascending lymphatic, empty waste water into left kidney, recharge the body fluid with adrenal foods, up again to the Pancreas System, left lung, brain, and eventually down right descending lymphatics to Bone Marrow, and complete the trip to the liver for filtering fluids with hundreds of wonderful elements for natural health and beauty.

At this point the nutritionist must reduce the stress to the heart and adrenals that are under, by using nutrition that will reverse the adrenals, and actually back rush the water pile up, into the right kidney until the bowel is safely opened up.

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Treatment:
Use the following nutrition per day for 12 weeks

Maintenance Prevention:
After 12 weeks the main lymphatics will be open and the following nutrition should be taken to stimulate the flow of fluids in its natural intended course throughout the body. Use the following nutrition per day always

If the person's body is replacing tired out hemoglobin with water, the body begins to lose shape and young girls become very masculine looking, even in young children and teenage girls. Symptoms of fatigue, general run down appearance, poor color, coughing, asthma, panic attacks, poor posture, and huge irregular shaped bodies. Painful bones and muscles with no subluzations and loss of Libido.

The following foods are recommended for best results.

BREAKFAST: (Choose 3)

LUNCH: (choose 3)

SUPPER: (choose 3)

BED TIME OR BETWEEN MEALS:

DRINKS:


TO CALCULATE YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT (for people with a medium build)
Women: Allow 100 lbs. for the first 5 feet, add 5.lbs. for each additional inch.
Men: Allow 110 lbs. for the first 5 feet, add 8 lbs. for each additional 1 inch.

*AVOID ABSOLUTELY*

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Essiac is an herbal dietary supplement that showed absolutely no ill side effects. You apply this information at your own discretion. Reading or in any way receiving material from Dr. Gonzalez the Essiac discussion pages via any medium is done at your own risk. It is wisest to seek quality, professional medical guidance before beginning any type of medical treatment or therapy - holistic or allopathic. Canadian nurse Rene Caisse to successfully treat thousands of cancer patients from the 1920s until her death in 1978 at the age of ninety used Essiac, a harmless herbal tea. Refusing payment for her services, instead accepting only voluntary contributions, the Bracebridge, Ontario, nurse brought remissions to hundreds of documented cases, many abandoned as "hopeless" or "terminal" by orthodox medicine. She aided countless more in prolonging life and relieving pain. Caisse obtained remarkable results against a wide variety of cancers, treating persons by administering Essiac through hypodermic injection or oral ingestion. The formula for the herbal remedy was given to Caisse in 1922 by a hospital patient whose breast cancer had been healed by an Ontario Indian medicine man. Essiac came within just three votes of being legalized by the Canadian parliament in 1938. Over the years, many prominent physicians voiced their support for the efficacy of Caisse's medicine. For example, Dr. Charles Brusch-a founder of the prestigious Brusch Medical Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a former physician to President John F. Kennedy-declared that "Essiac has merit in the treatment of cancer" and revealed that he cured his own cancer with it. In a notarized statement made on April 6, 1990, Dr. Brusch testified, "I endorse this therapy even today for I have in fact cured my own cancer, the original site of which was the lower bowels, through Essiac alone." Despite such support, Rene Caisse lived under the constant threat of persecution and harassment by Canadian authorities. Today, Essiac is unapproved for marketing in the United States and Canada. However, Resperin Corporation of Ontario provides Essiac to patients in Canada under a special agreement with the Canadian Health and Welfare department, which permits "emergency releases of Essiac on compassionate grounds" while still deeming it "an ineffective cancer treatment." Another company reportedly has the authentic formula for the herbal remedy in Caisse's handwriting, plus eight of her formula variations for specific cancers, including cancer of the prostate. It recently made Essiac available through various distributors. A number of herbal distributors claim to sell the original Essiac tea. Prospective users should carefully weigh the background of all vendors and examine all claims with caution.

Rene Caisse refused to publicly divulge the precise Essiac formula during her lifetime, fearing that a monopolistic medical establishment would either try to discredit the formula or use it to reap enormous profits. Also, she wanted Essiac safe for immediate use on suffering cancer patients, but medical experts demanded prior testing on lab mice. Caisse repeatedly offered to reveal the exact formula and method of preparation if the Canadian medical authorities would first admit that Essiac had merit in the treatment of cancer. But the doctors and politicians argued that they realistically couldn't give any such endorsement until they first knew what was in the herbal mixture. The result was a standoff. The principal herbs in Essiac include burdock root, turkey rhubarb root (Indian rhubarb), sheep sorrel, and slippery elm bark. Burdock root, a key active ingredient, is also a major ingredient of the Hoxsey herbal remedy. As discussed in the chapter on the Hoxsey therapy, two Hungarian scientists in 1966 reported "considerable antitumor activity. In a purified fraction of burdock.1 In addition, as also discussed, Japanese scientists at Nagoya University in 1984 discovered burdock contains a new type of desmutagen, a substance uniquely capable of reducing cell mutation either in the absence or in the presence of metabolic activation. So important is this property, the Japanese researchers named it the B-factor, for "burdock factor."2 Another herb in Essiac, turkey rhubarb root, was demonstrated to have antitumor activity in the sarcoma-37 animal test system. Herbalists, however, believe that the synergistic interaction of herbal ingredients contributes to their therapeutic effects. They point out that laboratory tests on a single, isolated compound from one herbal formula fail to address this synergistic potency. Through her work with cancer patients, Caisse observed that Essiac broke down nodular masses to a more normal tissue, while greatly alleviating pain. Many patients would report an enlarging and hardening of the tumor after a few treatments. Then the tumor would start to soften. People also frequently reported a discharge of large amounts of pus and fleshy material. Masses of diseased tissue were sloughed off in persons with breast, rectum, and internal cancers. After this process, the tumor would be gone. Caisse theorized that one of the herbs in Essiac reduced tumor growth while other herbs acted as blood purifiers, carrying away-destroyed tissue as well as infections related to the malignancy. She also speculated that Essiac strengthened the body's innate defense mechanisms, enabling normal cells to destroy abnormal ones as Nature intended.

Even if a tumor didn't disappear, Caisse maintained, it could be forced to regress, then surgically removed after six to eight Essiac treatments, with much less risk of metastasizing and causing new outbreaks. "If there is any suspicion that any malignant cells are left after the operation," she stated, "then Essiac should be given once a week for at least three months, supplying the body with the resistance to a recurrence that is needed." She wrote, "In the case of cancer of the breast, the primary growth will usually invade the mammary gland of the opposite breast or the auxilla, or both. If Essiac is administered either orally or by hypodermic injection, into the forearm, the secondary growth will regress into the primary mass, enlarging it for a time, but when it is all localized it will loosen and soften and can then be removed without the danger of recurrence."4 Caisse spoke from personal experience, having administered thousands of Essiac injections to gravely ill patients, always under the supervision of a physician. In 1983, Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick, chief of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, urged Canada's highest health officials to launch "a scientific clinical trial" of Essiac. In a letter to the Canadian Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr. Hendrick reported that eight of ten patients with surgically treated tumors of the central nervous system, after following an Essiac regimen, had "escaped from the conventional methods of therapy including both radiation and chemotherapy."5 Yet today, patients in Canada must go through a bureaucratic maze that makes it difficult or impossible for them to receive Essiac therapy. The story of Essiac began in 1922, when Caisse, a surgical nurse working in a Haileybury, Ontario, hospital, noticed an elderly patient with a strangely scarred, gnarled breast. When Rene asked the woman, who was nearly eighty, what had happened, the woman replied that some thirty years earlier, she had developed a growth on her breast and an Indian friend had offered to heal it with herbal medicine. This woman and her husband then went to Ontario, where doctors confirmed the diagnosis of advanced cancer and told her the breast would have to be surgically removed. Opting instead to take her chances with the Indian herbal healer, the woman returned to his mining camp and drank the brew daily. Her tumors gradually shrank, then disappeared. Over two decades later, when Caisse stumbled across her in the hospital, she was still totally cancer-free. Caisse asked the woman for the herbal recipe. "My thought was that if I should ever develop cancer, I would use it," Caisse later wrote. In 1924, Caisse's aunt, Mireza Potvin, was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the stomach and was told she had six months at the most to live. Remembering the Indian brew, Rene asked her aunt's physician, Dr. R. O. Fisher of Toronto, for permission to try it on her dying relative. Dr. Fisher consented, and Rene gathered the herbs to brew the tea. After drinking the herbal concoction daily for two months, Mireza Potvin rallied, got well, and went on to live another twenty-one years. Soon Caisse and Dr. Fisher teamed to treat cancer patients who had been written off by their doctors as terminal. Many of these patients, too, showed dramatic improvement. Working nights and weekends in Toronto in her mother's basement, which Rene had converted into a laboratory, she and Dr. Fisher experimented on mice inoculated with human cancer. They modified the combination of herbs to maximize efficacy. It was at this point that Rene named the herbal treatment Essiac (her name spelled backwards). One of Rene's first cases was a woman who had cancer of the bowel complicated by diabetes. In order to avoid further problems, the patient stopped taking insulin in 1925. Under Essiac therapy, the woman's tumor at first became larger and harder, almost obstructing her bowel. Then, as she continued her Essiac injections, the tumor softened, got smaller, and disappeared. Oddly enough, the woman's diabetes also disappeared during the course of Essiac treatment.

The Formula Note:
Many of you may prefer to purchase your Rene Caisse herbal drink in bottles. Others may wish to buy a package of the dried herb mixture and brew their own. We provide mail order instructions for both on page 10. The original formula, as given by Rene Caisse, is listed below. We are reprinting here her exact instructions for a two gallon batch, although you would probably not need such a large amount at one time. A smaller amount is offered in the mail order dried herbal package (see pg. 10) which makes 1/2 gallon of Essiac (which is a two week or four week supply, depending upon whether you take it once or twice daily). Ingredients: 52 parts: Burdock Root (cut or dried) (parts by weight) 16 parts: Sheep Sorrel (powdered) 1 part: Turkey Rhubarb (powdered) or 2 parts domestic Rhubarb 4 parts: Slippery Elm (powdered) This is the basic four herb formula which was presented to the Royal Cancer Commission in 1937 and was found by them to be "a cure for cancer". Later in her life, while working with Dr. Charles Brusch in Massachusetts, Rene added small potentizing amounts of four other herbs to her basic four herb formula. As provided to us by a woman who worked with Rene, and was given the formula by Rene, these extra four herbs were added as follows: Kelp (2 parts), Red Clover (1 part), Blessed Thistle (1 part), Watercress (0.4 parts). We consider the addition of these four extra herbs optional. Supplies Needed: 4 gallon stainless steel pot with lid 3 gallon stainless steel pot with lid Stainless steel fine mesh double strainer, funnel & spatula 12 or more 16 oz. sterilized amber glass bottles with airtight caps, or suitable substitutes. Preparation: l. Mix dry ingredients thoroughly. Place herbs in a plastic bag and shake vigorously. Herbs are light sensitive; keep stored in a cool dark place. 2. Bring 2 gallons of sodium free distilled water to a rolling boil in the 4 gallon pot (with lid on). Should take approximately 30 minutes at sea level. 3. Stir in 1 cup of dry ingredients. Replace lid and continue to boil for 10 minutes. 4. Turn off stove. Scrape down the sides of the pot with the spatula and stir mixture thoroughly. Replace the lid. 5. Allow the pot to remain closed for 12 hours. Then turn the stove to the highest setting and heat to almost a boil (approximately 20 minutes). Do not let boil. 6. Turn off the stove. Strain the liquid into the 3 gallon pot. Clean the 4 gallon pot and strainer. Then strain the filtered liquid back into the 4 gallon pot. 7. Use the funnel to pour the hot liquid into sterilized bottles immediately, and tighten the caps. After the bottles have cooled, retighten the caps. 8. Refrigerate. Rene's herbal drink contains no preservative agents. If mold should develop, discard the bottle immediately. Caution: All bottles and caps must be sterilized after use if you plan to reuse them for Essiac. Bottle caps must be washed and rinsed thoroughly, and may be cleaned with a 3% solution of food grade hydrogen peroxide (may be purchased in health food stores). To make a 3% solution, mix 1 ounce of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide with 11 ounces of sodium free distilled water. Let soak for 5 minutes, rinse and dry. If food grade hydrogen peroxide is not available, use one half teaspoon of Clorox to one gallon of distilled water. Instructions for Use 1. Keep refrigerated. 2. Shake bottle well before using. 3. May be taken either cold from the bottle, or warmed (never microwave). 4. As a Preventative, daily take 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) at bedtime or on an empty stomach at least 2 hours after eating. Note: a. Some people may prefer to dilute the herbal drink with an equal amount of sodium free distilled water. b. Many people have reported that Rene's drink works well to detoxify the body, and have taken it as a detoxification program. Precaution: Some doctors advise against taking the herbal formula while pregnant. Recommendation: Rene reported that the twelve hour brewing process is essential for Essiac to have its special powers. Essiac is being offered to the public in pills, teabags, and homeopathic drops. We do not recommend them. They may work, but they are not what Rene Caisse used, nor have we seen evidence that they work. What It Does The components of Rene's herbal drink interact to have an amazing effect on the human body. The chemicals, minerals, and vitamins all act synergistically together to produce a variety of healing agents. Sheep Sorrel: Sorrel plants have been a folk remedy for cancer for centuries both in Europe and America. Sheep Sorrel has been observed by researchers to break down tumors, and to alleviate some chronic conditions and degenerative diseases. It contains high amounts of vitamins A and B complex, C, D, E, K, P and vitamin U. It is also rich in minerals, including calcium, chlorine, iron, magnesium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, and has trace amounts of copper, iodine, manganese and zinc. The combination of these vitamins and minerals nourishes all of the glands of the body. Sheep Sorrel also contains carotenoids and chlorophyll, citric, malic, oxalic, tannic and tartaric acids. The chlorophyll carries oxygen throughout the bloodstream. Diseased cells do not live in the presence of oxygen. It also: � reduces the damage of radiation burns � increases resistance to X-rays � improves the vascular system, heart function intestines, and lungs � aids in the removal of foreign deposits from the walls of the blood vessels � purifies the liver, stimulates the growth of new tissue � reduces inflammation of the pancreas, stimulates the growth of new tissue � raises the oxygen level of the tissue cells Sheep Sorrel is the primary healing herb in Essiac. Burdock Root For centuries Burdock has been used throughout the world to defend against illness and disease. The root of the Burdock is a powerful blood purifier. It clears congestion in respiratory, lymphatic, urinary and circulatory systems. It promotes the flow of bile, and eliminates excess fluid in the body. It stimulates the elimination of toxic wastes, relieves liver malfunctions, and improves digestion. The Chinese use Burdock Root as an aphrodisiac, tonic, and rejuvenator. It assists in removing infection from the urinary tract, the liver, and the gall bladder. It expels toxins through the skin and urine. It is good against arthritis, rheumatism, and sciatica. Burdock Root contains vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and P. It contains high amounts of chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, and zinc, and lesser amounts of calcium, copper, manganese, and selenium. Much of the Burdock Roots curative power is attributed to its principal ingredient of Unulin, which helps to strengthen vital organs, especially the liver, pancreas, and spleen. Slippery Elm Inner Bark Slippery Elm Bark is widely known throughout the world as a herbal remedy. As a tonic it is known for its ability to sooth and strengthen the organs, tissues, and mucous membranes, especially the lungs and stomach. It promotes fast healing of cuts, burns, ulcers and wounds. It revitalizes the entire body. It contains, as its primary ingredient, a mucilage, as well as quantities of garlic acid, phenols, starches, sugars, the vitamins A, B complex, C, K, and P. It contains large amounts of calcium, magnesium, and sodium, as well as lesser amounts of chromium and selenium, and trace amounts of iron, phosphorous, silicon and zinc. Slippery Elm Bark is known among herbalists for its ability to cleanse, and strengthen the body. Rhubarb Rhubarb, also a well known herb, as been used worldwide since 220 BC as a medicine. The Rhubarb root exerts a gentle laxative action by stimulating the secretion of bile into the intestines. It also stimulates the gall duct to expel toxic waste matter, thus purging the body of waste bile and food. As a result, the liver is cleansed, and chronic liver problems are relieved. Rhubarb root contains vitamin A, many of the B complex, C, and P. Its high mineral content includes calcium, chlorine, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, and zinc. Rene Caisse's Herbal Drink Has The Following Therapeutic Activity: 1. Prevents the buildup of excess fatty deposits in artery walls, heart, kidney and liver. 2. Regulates cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat into energy. 3. Destroys parasites in the digestive system and throughout the body. 4. Counteracts the effects of aluminum, lead and mercury poisoning. 5. Strengthens and tightens muscles, organs and tissues. 6. Makes bones, joints, ligaments, lungs, and membranes strong and flexible, less vulnerable to stress or stress injuries. 7. Nourishes and stimulates the brain and nervous system. 8. Promotes the absorption of fluids in the tissues. 9. Removes toxic accumulations in the fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder, and alimentary canals. 10. Neutralizes acids, absorbs toxins in the bowel, and eliminates both. 11. Clears the respiratory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus. 12. Relieves the liver of its burden of detoxification by converting fatty toxins into water-soluble substances that can then be easily eliminated through the kidneys. 13. Assists the liver to produce lecithin, which forms part of the myelin sheath, a white fatty material that encloses nerve fibers. 14. Reduces, perhaps eliminates, heavy metal deposits in tissues (especially those surrounding the joints) to reduce inflammation and stiffness. 15. Improves the functions of the pancreas and spleen by increasing the effectiveness of insulin. 16. Purifies the blood. 17. Increases red cell production, and keeps them from rupturing. 18. Increases the body's ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in the tissue cells. 19. Maintains the balance between potassium and sodium within the body so that the fluid inside and outside each cell is regulated: in this way, cells are nourished with nutrients and are also cleansed. 20. Converts calcium and potassium oxalates into a harmless form by making them solvent in the urine. Regulates the amount of oxalic acid delivered to the kidneys, thus reducing the risk of stone formation in the gall bladder, kidneys, or urinary tract. 21. Protects against toxins entering the brain. 22. Protects the body against radiation and X-rays. 23. Relieves pain, increases the appetite, and provides more energy along with a sense of well being. 24. Speeds up wound healing by regenerating the damaged area. 25. Increases the production of antibodies like lymphocytes and T-cells in the thymus gland, which is the defender of our immune system. 26. Inhibits benign growths and tumors. 27. Protects the cells against free radicals. It appears that Essiac's actions to remove heavy metals, detoxify the body, restore energy levels, and rebuild the immune system, all act to restore the body to a level to where it is able to better defeat the illness. In other words, Essiac rebuilds the immune system and improves the illness defeating ability of the body so that it can then rid itself of the illness. An Endorsement by Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D. Dr. Julian Whitaker publishes a  newsletter named Health & Healing. It has 43O,OOO subscribers. In his November, 1995 issue he stated that to strengthen his body and defend against illness, he personally would follow a regimen which included changing his diet, taking the nutritional supplements Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q1O, and he would take Essiac tea. Dr. Whitaker has over twenty years of experience. He has written five major health books: Reversing Heart Disease, Reversing Diabetes, Reversing Health Risks, A Guide to Natural Healing, and Is Heart Surgery Necessary? Dr. Whitaker directs the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, which has treated thousands of patients. Should you desire information about subscribing to his newsletter, call (800)705-5559. I highly recommend this newsletter to anyone who wishes to become more knowledgeable about the complete range of healing modalities which are available. He also proscribes a 7 step 30 day wellness program "that will turn your life around". Disclaimer: I am not permitted, nor do I, in this report make any claims that Rene Caisse's herbal formula will cure any disease. We have only gathered together in this easy-to-read handbook all of the already published information that is available to the general public about Rene's herbal remedy so that you may better make informed decisions. The documents which were used to compile this handbook are listed in the bibliography. Consult your physician before using Rene Caisse's herbal remedy. Copyright 1993 by James Percival. Bibliography & Reading List The Calling of an Angel by Dr. Gary Glum, 1988, Silent Walker Publishing, PO Box 80098, Los Angeles CA, 90080 Tel: (310) 271 9931 The Essence of Essiac by Sheila Snow, 1993 Essiac: Nature's Cure For Cancer: An Interview with Dr. Gary Glum by Elisabeth Robinson, "Wildfire Magazine", Vol. 6, No. 1 Cancer Therapy by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D., Equinox Press, 331 W. 57th St., Suite 268, New York, NY 10019, 1992 Health & Healing newsletter by Dr. Julian Whitaker, Phillips Publishing, 7811 Montrose Rd., Potomac MD 20854

To Purchase The Rene Caisse Herbal Remedy:

  1. Dried Herbal Mix:
    • Should you wish to prepare your own Rene Caisse herbal drink, you may mail order packets of the dried herb combination. Each packet will allow you to prepare approximately one half gallon of the drink. The cost is $29.00 per packet plus Shipping and Handling:

What is NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?

DOCTOR GONZALEZ IS A NATUROPATHIC PHYCISIAN AND A DOCTOR OF PHYLOSOPHY IN THE ART OF HEALING
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. Naturopathic Medicine is heir to the vitalistic tradition of medicine in the Western world, emphasizing the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person. Methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process. The practice of Naturopathic Medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis. It is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches:

The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician's role is to facilitate and augment this process, to act to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.

Illness does not occur without cause. Underlying causes of disease must be discovered and removed or treated before a person can recover completely from illness. Symptoms are expressions of the body's attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease. Symptoms, therefore, should not be suppressed by treatment. Causes may occur on many levels including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The physician must evaluate fundamental underlying causes on all levels, directing treatment at root causes rather than at symptomatic expression.

Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the life force attempting to heal itself. Therapeutic actions should be complimentary to and synergistic with this healing process. The physician's actions can support or antagonize the actions of the vis medicatrix naturae. Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes are considered harmful and are avoided or minimized.

Health and disease are conditions of the whole organism, a whole involving a complex interaction of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. The physician must treat the whole person by taking all of these factors into account. The harmonious functioning of all aspects of the individual is essential to recovery from and prevention of disease, and requires a personalized and comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Beyond an accurate diagnosis and appropriate prescription, the physician must work to create a healthy, sensitive interpersonal relationship with the patient. A cooperative doctor-patient relationship has inherent therapeutic value. The physician's major role is to educate and encourage the patient to take responsibility for health. The physician is a catalyst for healthful change, empowering and motivating the patient to assume responsibility. It is the patient, not the doctor, who ultimately creates/accomplishes healing. The physician must strive to inspire hope as well as understanding. The physician must also make a commitment to his/her personal and spiritual development in order to be a good teacher.

The ultimate goal of any health care system should be prevention. This is accomplished through education and promotion of life-habits that create good health. The physician assesses risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and makes appropriate interventions to avoid further harm and risk to the patient. The emphasis is on building health rather than on fighting disease.

PRACTICE

Naturopathic philosophy serves as the basis for naturopathic practice. The current scope of naturopathic practice includes, but is not limited to:

That food is the best medicine is a cornerstone of naturopathic practice. Many medical conditions can be treated more effectively with foods and nutritional supplements than they can by other means, with fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians use dietetics, natural hygiene, fasting, and nutritional supplementation in practice.

Many plant substances are powerful medicines. Where single chemically-derived drugs may only address a single problem, botanical medicines are able to address a variety of problems simultaneously. Their organic nature makes botanicals compatible with the body's own chemistry; hence, they can be gently effective with few toxic side effects.

Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of "like cures like." It works on a subtle yet powerful electromagnetic level, gently acting to strengthen the body's healing and immune response.

Naturopathic Medicine has its own methods of therapeutic manipulation of muscles, bones, and spine. N.D.'s also use ultrasound, diathermy, exercise, massage, water, heat and cold, air, and gentle electrical pulses.

Oriental medicine is a complimentary healing philosophy to naturopathic medicine. Meridian theory offers an important understanding of the unity of the body and mind, and adds to the Western understanding of physiology. Acupuncture provides a method of treatment which can unify and harmonize the imbalances present in disease conditions, which, if untreated, can result in illness.

Naturopathic physicians provide natural childbirth care in an out-of-hospital setting. They offer prenatal and postnatal care using modern diagnostic techniques. The naturopathic approach strengthens healthy body functions so that complications associated with pregnancy may be prevented.

Mental attitudes and emotional states may influence, or even cause, physical illness. Counseling, nutritional balancing, stress management, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, and other therapies are used to help patients heal on the psychological level.

As general practitioners, N.D.'s do in office-minor surgery including repair of superficial wounds, removal of foreign bodies, cysts, and other superficial masses in some selected State.

That was an overall introduction to Naturopathic Medicine.

Nothing on this report should be considered "Medical Advice." Such advice can only be   given by a physician. The authors of the messages which are archived on this report and the archivists, cannot be held responsible for any damage which may result from using the information on this site without permission of your Medical doctor. For more information call Florida (904) 646-3333. Washington D.C. Dr. Gonzalez Headquaters for Florida Health Letter, Medical Research 1-800-985-9532

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CANCER ALLOPATHIC AND HOLISTIC THERAPY
A COMPARISON HEALTH REPORT
Complementary, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Remedies
By H. Gonzalez N.D., Msc.D., Ph.D., N.C.
WHAT IS CANCER
Biologically speaking, cancer is a cell growth that has gone amuck. The usual controls on cell reproduction go weary and cancerous cells form new cancerous cells. Damage to DNA triggers these insidious molecular events that derail a healthy cell and transform it into a malignant one. A few people inherit genes that make them more likely to develop cancer. (See Genetics.) However, cancer experts estimate that 70 percent of all cancers are related to tobacco use, poor diet, viruses, radiation, or exposure to other carcinogens (cancer causing agents) and alcohol abuse.
The following is a mandated by current laws postal and Federal Drugs Administration directives. The author of this report is a licensed news media and television news reporter by the city of Jacksonville State of Florida; this report is for educational and researches purposes only. Any information imparted herein is not a medical advice, diagnosis or prescription. You are warned to seek healing solutions from qualified health care professional only. His nature is synthesis, analysis and communication.
Qualifications: Doctor H. Gonzalez is registered and licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Washington D.C. He is the author of 13 published medical booklets in Integrated Alternative Medicine. Mental Problems, Sex problems, How to interpret your blood test, What is Hepatitis A, B, C, Pain Management Guide for Clinicians, Your Electric Mind, Prostate Cancer, Peanuts help Prevent Heart Attack, Cancer Diet Macrobiotics, Board Certified Naturopathic Physician Washington D.C., Doctor of Metaphysical Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. in the Art of Healing, Master Degree in Metaphysical Science. Certified by Parker College of Chiropractic in the Advancement of Biochemistry in Human Nutrition and Contact Reflex Analysis, Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist ID #022395. Attended seminal at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Completed the required curriculum for the Nutrition's Role in Preventive Medicine in Dental Practice. Certify by I.S.C. Division of Wellness in Nutrition and Sports. Certified by Division of Wellness in the Role of Nutrition in Preventive Medicine. Licensed by the Board of Medicine, Florida State, as a Nutrition Counselor Lic.#00557 with over 55 years experience in Clinical Nutrition all over the world. Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Panama, Equator, Galapagos Island. Dr Gonzalez is a retired U.S. Army Engineer Captain. Active Ordained Minister and Faith Healer at Jacksonville Florida. He earned his Doctors degrees in Metaphysical Science from the University of Metaphysics at San Francisco California, Naturopathic Medical Certification Board, and State of Nevada License to practice as a Doctor of Naturopathic by the Board of Medicine Professional Licensing Administration, Government of District of Colombia. He set out to increase his knowledge by personal investigation in the art of healing. He attended The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. On October 1993, Parker College of Chiropractic certified him on the subject of Contact Reflex Analysis and the Advancement of Therapeutic principles of Biochemistry in Human Nutrition. Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist. ID. # 022395 at the present he is licensed by the Florida State as a Nutrition Counselor Lic.# 0557. Graduated from the following medical related courses from I.S.C. Division of Wellness. Nutrition and Sports, the Role of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine. Nutrition's Role in preventive Medicine for Dental Practice, In April 1993 completed the required curriculum for the Exercise and Fitness for the Dental Staff. In January 1994 completed the course title Women's Wellness, Institute for Natural Resources Berkeley California. He always had to know why, and his knowledge of the healing system kept growing during his pursuit for the truth. He studied most of our worlds spiritual teachings, Acupuncture, Holistic healing, Allopathic, Homeopathy, Naturopathic and many healing, and preventive medicine. Faith Healing and others. He researched as he went around searching for Divinity within humanity and him; he also discovered many types of healing. The most important in his personal opinion is Complementary Alternative Medicine, the only one that doesn't use any type of dangerous drugs. Alongside the bottles of dietary supplements in, pharmacies, and health food clinics that are license by the States are packages of Homeopathic and Naturopathic remedies with ingredients like Immuplex, Catalyn, Cardio-Plus, Liver Plex , Iplex, Cataplex E2. These tablets, capsule, ointments and creams are part of holistic health system that was develop by Dr.Royal Lee in the 1920s and a German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the 1700s and is and growing in popularity throughout the world today. Homeopathy and Naturopathic is Natural Medicine. Homeopathic remedies contain minute, nontoxic doses of plants, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body's natural defenses to fight diseases. They are available in short ingredient and combination form to combat a variety of ills. While millions of supporters, including members of England Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth personal Doctor is a Naturopathic Physician and also a Contact Reflex Analysis practitioner in the advancement of therapeutic principles of biochemistry in human nutrition conducted by Dr. Versendaal from Parker College of Chiropractic, Texas. The acceptance of an ancient belief that Alike treats like, first espoused by Hippocrates, the Fathers Western medicine. Hahnermann rediscovered this principle while demonstrate the cure for malaria, quinine , actually produced the symptom of the disease in health people. This law of Similar that a medicine which in large doses produces the systems of the disease (in healthy people.) Will in small doses cure that disease became the foundation of homeopathy. Second is the belief that diluting a remedy makes it more effective. A homeopathic remedy is repeatedly diluted to supposedly increase its healing powers and decrease side effects. The result is a remedy that contains only microscopic amounts of the original curative substance. Commercially available remedies come in various concentrations, with the highest dilutions designed to alleviate chronic conditions. How can small amount of a remedy fight illness? Homeopaths believe that their remedies stimulate the Immune system, much like the immunization process. Finally, there is the theory that individuals respond differently to an illness depending upon their psychological state and general conditions. How can small, amount of a remedy fight illness? Homeopaths and Naturopath believe that their remedies stimulate the immune system. Much like the immunization process. Finally, there is the theory that individuals respond differently to an illness depending upon their psychological state and general temperament conditions. Therefore. Two people with the same illness might take completely different homeopathic remedies. While revolutionary in Hahnemanns day, these ideas coincide with today's emerging acceptance of the role of emotion healing.
Despite its unorthodox theories. Homeopathy and Naturopath Physicians offers consumers an inexpensive, nontoxic and readily available alternative in self-care. Growing health-consciousness, as well as environmental and ecological concerns, have prompted many American to look for alternatives to present medicine practices, says Jim Coyne, president and CEO of Botanical Labs and Mr., Jim Robinson president Regency Health Food at Regency Square Mall Jacksonville Florida. During the pass 50 years, Dr. Gonzalez has experienced significant sales growth in the area of Homeopathic and Naturopathic products and the Naturopathies medical consultations from all ages groups, who are demanding over the counter Natural Remedies for symptoms of things like cold, flue, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and now Dr. Lane and the 60 minutes NBC show shark don't get cancer Shark cartilage is being used as food supplement to help cure Cancer and rheumatoid. Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine of course cannot accomplish the impossible. It cannot heal people who are immune and defense systems have been severely compromised and damage by antibiotic drugs as the result of a longer use of suppressive medications. It cannot heal people whose pathology is primarily the result of certain organic, structural diseases for which surgery is indicated. In addition, it cannot heal people whose pathology is primarily the result of certain particularly stressful lifestyle or environmental factors from which they do not want to or are unable to extricate themselves. Despite these predictable limitations, effective treatment with homeopathic medicines is possible for the vast numbers of people with chronic illness today. Real cures are possible with Complementary Alternative Medicine, Homeopathic and Naturopathic Medicine together with Faith, Spiritual & Mental healing. God Bless you.
TREATMENT PLANNING
The first step in treatment usually is finding out the stage of the cancer. Staging tests show whether the disease has spread from its starting point to other parts of the body. Staging is very important because it helps the doctor plan the best treatment. During staging, the doctor will often order x-rays or other scans of the lungs, liver, kidneys, bladder and other organs. Sometimes a special blood test (the CEA assay) is done to measure substances that may increase in the blood of a person with cancer. (This same test may be used later on to find out how the patient is responding to treatment.) The doctor will develop a treatment plan to fit the patient's medical history, age and general health, and the extent and location of the cancer. Before starting treatment, the patient may want a second doctor to review the diagnosis and treatment plan.
ALLOPATHIC METHODS OF TREATING
CANCER
The three main ways to treat cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy have now been joined by another method, called immunotherapy. A good doctor may use just one method or combine them. The decision is based on the patient's individual needs. In some cases, the patient may be refereed to specialists in the different kinds of cancer treatment. Dr. Gonzalez who is a licensed and Board Certified Naturopathic Physician at Washington D.C. and Nutrition Counselor licensed at Florida State recommend the following nutrition program to rebuild your immune system.
3-Cataplex B to stimulate the immune system.
12- Immuplex a day
12- Spanish Black Radish a day
6-Calamo a day
6-Cataplex D

SURGERY
The standard treatment for most cancers is surgery. The kind of operation will depend mostly on the location and size of the tumor. During surgery, the lymph nodes near the tumor are also removed. One of the ways that cancer spreads through the body is by way of the lymph system. The surgeon removes the lymph nodes to check if cancer cells are present in them. This information is important in planning future treatment.
RADIATION THERAPY
In radiation therapy (also called x-ray therapy, radiotherapy, cobalt treatment, or irradiation's, high-energy rays are used to stop the cancer cells from growing and multiplying. Radiation therapy is sometimes used before surgery to shrink the tumor. More often, it is used after surgery to destroy any cancer cells that may remain, or to relieve pain. Radiation therapy is given in hospitals, clinics, or private offices. Most patients can have radiation therapy as outpatients.
CHEMOTHERAPY
The use of drugs to treat cancer is called chemotherapy. Adjuvant therapy is the use of drugs following primary treatment if there is reason to suspect that cancer cells remain in the body after surgery or radiation therapy. Anticancer drugs may also be used when there are signs that the cancer has spread.
The various kinds of drugs used to treat cancer are given to patients in different ways: by mouth, or by; Injection into a muscle, an artery, or a vein. The drugs travel through the bloodstream to almost every area of the body, helping to stop the growth of cancer cells. Depending on which drugs are used, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for a few days so that the effects of the drugs can be watched. From then on, the patient may be given chemotherapy as an outpatient, or at home. Chemotherapy is most often given in cycles - a treatment period, followed by a rest period, then another treatment, and so on.
SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT
Because cancer can spread rapidly and threaten life, the treatments used against this disease must be very powerful. It is rarely possible to limit the effects of cancer treatment so that only cancer cells are destroyed; normal, healthy cells usually are damaged at the same time. For this reason, many patients experience unpleasant side effects while they are having cancer treatments. Doctors try to plan treatments to keep such side effects to a minimum. Certain problems can occur following surgery to remove cancer. For example, blood loss during an operation. Damage to, or removal of, tissue causes other complications. Radiation at high levels destroys the ability of cells to grow and divide. Both normal cells and cancer cells are affected, but most normal cells are able to recover quickly. Radiation therapy is usually given 5 days a week for several weeks. This schedule helps to protect healthy tissues by spreading out the total dose of radiation and by giving rest breaks so that normal cells can recover. During radiation therapy, the side effects that patients notice most often are unusual tiredness, painful swallowing, and skin reactions in the area being treated.
Chemotherapy affects not only cancer cells but also other rapidly growing cells, such as blood cells, hair cells, and cells that line the digestive tract. As a result, the patient may have side effects such as anemia, an increased risk of infection or bleeding, hair loss, nausea, and vomiting. Fatigue may also occur during treatment with anticancer drugs. Loss of appetite can be a serious problem for cancer patients. Researchers are leaning that patients who eat well are better able to withstand the side effects of treatment. Therefore, nutrition is an important part of the treatment plan. Eating well means getting enough calories to prevent weight loss and having enough protein in the diet to build and repair skin, hair, muscles, and organs. Many patients find that eating several small meals during the day is easier than eating three large meals. Doctors, nurses, dieticians, and other members of the medical team can provide advice about the side effects that might occur during cancer treatment and how best to deal with them.
HOLISTIC CANCER THERAPIES
Cancer is another of the inevitable results of our life-style. That our life-styles have drastically changed in the past 60 years is clear to all, and the influence on our physical body is represented in the type of diseases, which we are subject to. In the past, acute infections and accidents were major causes of death. If one survived these, old age was not that difficult. Today we have pretty much conquered most of the infectious diseases and hold at bay most of the bugs, which persist with antibiotics. However, the chemical alteration of our environment has given us problems, which may be at the root of the literal explosion of cancer incidence in our day and time. As little as 50 years ago, cancer was not the threat to life that it is today. The dramatic increase in cancer incidence is a concern to anyone who has looked at the statistics.
This article would not be necessary if conventional cancer therapy was generally successful Unfortunately, it is not Countless billions have been spent on research and the only result has been a frustrated citizenry and an increase in cancer. Such increase incidentally is worldwide at a rate of about one-percent per year, which means that since 1955 until today the cancer incidence in the population of the world has increased by 40 percent!
A paradox occurs in all this rush to find a cure for cancer. Various states and the United States government have seen fit to legislate that only surgery; chemotherapy and radiation are legitimate and "scientific" treatments for cancer. Any other approach by a doctor or healer is considered punishable as a felony. These three approaches are not always successful as evidenced by the statistics of the National Cancer Institute, which indicate that there has been no substantial improvement in cancer cures in the past several decades. (Caims, J. The treatment of diseases and the war against cancer Scientific American 253:51-9) The principle of medical freedom of choice is rooted in the Hippocratic tradition, in the US Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man. The British philosopher John Stuart Mill explained it well when he said: "Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign."
CANCER CELLS
To place the whole cancer issue in perspective, we should look at the two main characteristics that cancer cells exhibit which are not exhibited by normal cells. Remember that cancer cells are normal cells whose DNA has been altered by some insult (chemical or otherwise) which allows the cell to survive but not in the controlled way of other normal cells. The two characteristics are: Lack of Differentiation: Cancer cells lack the ability to do a job for the good of the whole body. All other cells have a job to do in their organ system; cancer cells have only one job - to survive.
Uncontrolled Division: Cancer cells lose their inherent control mechanism, which prevents uncontrolled cell division. As they mature and can store enough energy to divide, they do so. This creates the tumor mass known as cancer.
From a holistic point of view, if we can interrupt either of these functions, we have stopped the cancer. A differentiated cell becomes active in support of the body and will not divide. A non-dividing cell, even if it is not differentiated, will not pose a threat to the body. Thus, our therapies are pointed toward altering one or the other of these factors.
OXYGEN THERAPY
Otto Warburg, M.D., was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery that the cancer cell uses an anaerobic energy cycle, meaning it does not depend upon oxygen to sustain itself This more primitive energy production utilizes a fermentation cycle which requires more glucose than a normal cell. An enormous amount of the waste product lactic acid is produced in this kind of energy production. Because of the great glucose needs of the cancer cell, the liver is stimulated by messages from the cancer to utilize an enzyme to convert the waste lactic acid back to more glucose. Oral administration of hydrazine sulfate blocks that enzyme from doing its job in the liver and the lactic acid remains as lactic acid. Dr. Gold, then director of the National Cancer Research Center originally authenticated this work. Dr. Gold was released from his duties at NCRC soon after that. Hydrazine sulfate is comparatively cheap and cannot be patented as a new drug. All research centers live on grants and you can't get grant money if your research develops a non-patentable product.
Because the cancer cell is primarily anaerobic, the presence of active oxygen can actually disrupt and even destroy its activity. One of the ways is through cell wall penetration of the oxygen, causing the cell to collapse. In general, the cancer cell w -all is much more subject to destruction by the oxidative action of free oxygen than normal cells.
Free oxygen can be administrated in a variety of ways. Ozone insufflation, hydrogen peroxides intravenously, hydrogen/magnesium peroxides orally, hydrogen peroxide and ozone baths and hyperbaric chambers. By utilizing all these pathways, the tissues become saturated with oxygen, which can have a marked deleterious effect on the cancer cell.
ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS
This title is quite a mouthful but describes in technical language one of the most successful of all our therapies for many forms of cancer. What this headline literally means is "Against New Formation of Blood Vessels". Let me explain. The most typical characteristic of any cancer is its ability and need to divide. When it does, the new cells require a new blood supply. This is secured by sending out a chemical messenger to nearby blood vessels and stimulating them to send a branch to the new cells. Neutralizing the stimulatory chemical or preventing the "mothee" blood vessel from responding to the chemical will effectively starve the new cells and stop cancer growth! Several substances have been found to act as anti-angiogenesis factors including cartilage extract, a soy extract called genistein, an antibiotic-like substance and a product called Sumex. Each of these substances interrupts the angiogenesis process in a different way. Put them all together and you have a super chance to stop cancer! The results we have seen since using this combination have been very rewarding.
HYPERTHERMIA
One of the most exciting therapies for cancer lies in the area of hyperthermia - the increase of temperature in the cancer cell by the use of microwave energy. Controlled by computer, microwaves are beamed into the cancer mass and the internal temperature of the cancer cell is raised above that which it can tolerate. At a certain point, approximately 107 to 108 degrees Fahrenheit, the cancer cell dies. Normal cells through which the microwave energy pass is not affected because of the efficient blood supply which acts as a radiator carrying away the increased heat.
It has been our experience that the total destruction of the tumor by hypothermia is rarely achieved, but the damage (through injury to the cell) is so effective in stopping cell division that the result is the same. The body now has an opportunity to slowly destroy the mass and eliminate the debris without overloading the liver and kidneys. Hypertherrnia offers one of the most effective therapies known for the treatment of near-to-the-surface tumors.
BIPOLAR THERAPY
The Bipolar therapy device was first introduced in 1993. It was the development of a Greek scientist who was interested in the reason for the derangement of the normal positive-negative polarity of a sick or injured cell. Very intense, low frequency bursts of energy are released into the area of involvement in order to assist the body in reorienting the cellular polarity. Normal polarity is never found in a cancer cell. The device is placed over the thymus area for about 10 minutes to stimulate the immune system and over the affected area for about 20 minutes. Results have been demonstrated in many patients, particularly the relief of pain and inflammation, both of which are often present in many forms of cancer.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT
Standard Process has the best nutritional support in U.S.A. There are thousands of research articles tucked away but available through computer searches of various medical databases, which clearly link lack of nutritional components to cancer. There are also many articles on specific nutrients that have a therapeutic effect on various kinds of cancer. Inadequate vitamin D is clearly related to an increase in breast cancer and the use of fairly large doses of vitamin D have just as clearly inhibited breast cancer growth. Recent research reports have indicated that Co Q-10, in amounts of over 300 mg. daily, reduces tumor masses in the breast and prevents their recurrence. Almost as clearly, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E have been linked both with prevention and an inhibitory effect on breast cancer. Other links with the trace minerals selenium and germanium have been reported. What all this tremendous amount of data provides is encouragement to eat the best foods possible and to not be concerned with possible overdosing with nutrient supplements. Compared to chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, nutritional supplements are ultimately safe. Probably no factor in the cancer process has more confusion or misconceptions than what to eat or not to eat. Faddism and personal belief systems are rampant. At one time, the National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration clearly stated that diet had absolutely nothing to do with the onset of cancer. Under the "allopathic orthodox" theories there is no known cause of cancer. But the same two organizations (NCI and FDA), which formerly denied any connection between diet and cancer, now state that probably 90 percent of all cancer could be prevented by proper diet! Therefore, we come to the question as to what is a cancer preventive diet. First of all let us look as some of the Misconceptions Fasting:
Prolonged fasting only weakens the cancer patient, and I can assure you that the riormal cells will suffer more from malnutrition than the cancer cells will. If you have cancer, fasting one day a week or one-day every two weeks makes some sense, but not longer than one day at a time. Drinking juices: An almost worshipful attitude has come about regarding the use of juices. First, know that juices discard the important fibers found in food. These fibers can regulate many other nutritional factors and are extremely important. Use some common sense: How many times will you sit down and eat four or five oranges at one sitting? But you will eagerly quaff down the juice, which is loaded with sugar from that many or more oranges. Know that sugar makes cancer thrive - if you are a cancer patient you should decrease your refined sugar consumption tremendously! Eat whole foods, not their juices. There is widespread belief if you have cancer; you cannot have any meat. It is wise to greatly increase your consumption of vegetables and grains for good health, but if you crave meat and can find organic quality, there is no reason not to consume some meat, like chickens from farms that don't use any type of hormones mix food same go for the eggs. Eat fish. In a nutshell, although proper diet is a real factor in cancer, diet alone will not reverse cancer once it has established itself in your body.
TUMOR ENERGY DEPRIVATION
I have mentioned the cancer characteristic of uncontrolled cell division. For this to take place, the cell must store an incredible amount of energy for the division process. It does this by storing the amino acid glutamine. We interrupt this storage by using a product called Tributyrate which prevents the cancer cell from storing glutamine. Without glutaniine, cell division is stopped or at least seriously inhibited - when that occurs you no longer have an active cancer!
HERBS
Although folk medicine stories abound about various herbs being useful in cancer, there is a surprising amount of statistical research, which documents some of these claims. Looking at astragalus, for example, we find the Chinese have used it for centuries in many ways, but always for cancer. Scientists in the U.S. found that astragalus was one of the few herbs that stimulated the immune system and caused increased natural killer cell function which inhibits cancer growth.
ESSIAC
Essiac is an herbal dietary supplement that showed absolutely no ill side effects. You apply this information at your own discretion. Reading or in any way receiving material from Dr. Gonzalez the Essiac discussion pages via any medium is done at your own risk. It is wisest to seek quality, professional medical guidance before beginning any type of medical treatment or therapy - holistic or allopathic. Canadian nurse Rene Caisse to successfully treat thousands of cancer patients from the 1920s until her death in 1978 at the age of ninety used Essiac, a harmless herbal tea. Refusing payment for her services, instead accepting only voluntary contributions, the Bracebridge, Ontario, nurse brought remissions to hundreds of documented cases, many abandoned as "hopeless" or "terminal" by orthodox medicine. She aided countless more in prolonging life and relieving pain. Caisse obtained remarkable results against a wide variety of cancers, treating persons by administering Essiac through hypodermic injection or oral ingestion. The formula for the herbal remedy was given to Caisse in 1922 by a hospital patient whose breast cancer had been healed by an Ontario Indian medicine man. Essiac came within just three votes of being legalized by the Canadian parliament in 1938. Over the years, many prominent physicians voiced their support for the efficacy of Caisse's medicine. For example, Dr. Charles Brusch-a founder of the prestigious Brusch Medical Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a former physician to President John F. Kennedy-declared that "Essiac has merit in the treatment of cancer" and revealed that he cured his own cancer with it. In a notarized statement made on April 6, 1990, Dr. Brusch testified, "I endorse this therapy even today for I have in fact cured my own cancer, the original site of which was the lower bowels, through Essiac alone." Despite such support, Rene Caisse lived under the constant threat of persecution and harassment by Canadian authorities. Today, Essiac is unapproved for marketing in the United States and Canada. However, Resperin Corporation of Ontario provides Essiac to patients in Canada under a special agreement with the Canadian Health and Welfare department, which permits "emergency releases of Essiac on compassionate grounds" while still deeming it "an ineffective cancer treatment." Another company reportedly has the authentic formula for the herbal remedy in Caisse's handwriting, plus eight of her formula variations for specific cancers, including cancer of the prostate. It recently made Essiac available through various distributors. A number of herbal distributors claim to sell the original Essiac tea. Prospective users should carefully weigh the background of all vendors and examine all claims with caution. Rene Caisse refused to publicly divulge the precise Essiac formula during her lifetime, fearing that a monopolistic medical establishment would either try to discredit the formula or use it to reap enormous profits. Also, she wanted Essiac safe for immediate use on suffering cancer patients, but medical experts demanded prior testing on lab mice. Caisse repeatedly offered to reveal the exact formula and method of preparation if the Canadian medical authorities would first admit that Essiac had merit in the treatment of cancer. But the doctors and politicians argued that they realistically couldn't give any such endorsement until they first knew what was in the herbal mixture. The result was a standoff. The principal herbs in Essiac include burdock root, turkey rhubarb root (Indian rhubarb), sheep sorrel, and slippery elm bark. Burdock root, a key active ingredient, is also a major ingredient of the Hoxsey herbal remedy. As discussed in the chapter on the Hoxsey therapy, two Hungarian scientists in 1966 reported "considerable antitumor activity. In a purified fraction of burdock.1 In addition, as also discussed, Japanese scientists at Nagoya University in 1984 discovered burdock contains a new type of desmutagen, a substance uniquely capable of reducing cell mutation either in the absence or in the presence of metabolic activation. So important is this property, the Japanese researchers named it the B-factor, for "burdock factor."2 Another herb in Essiac, turkey rhubarb root, was demonstrated to have antitumor activity in the sarcoma-37 animal test system. Herbalists, however, believe that the synergistic interaction of herbal ingredients contributes to their therapeutic effects. They point out that laboratory tests on a single, isolated compound from one herbal formula fail to address this synergistic potency. Through her work with cancer patients, Caisse observed that Essiac broke down nodular masses to a more normal tissue, while greatly alleviating pain. Many patients would report an enlarging and hardening of the tumor after a few treatments. Then the tumor would start to soften. People also frequently reported a discharge of large amounts of pus and fleshy material. Masses of diseased tissue were sloughed off in persons with breast, rectum, and internal cancers. After this process, the tumor would be gone. Caisse theorized that one of the herbs in Essiac reduced tumor growth while other herbs acted as blood purifiers, carrying away-destroyed tissue as well as infections related to the malignancy. She also speculated that Essiac strengthened the body's innate defense mechanisms, enabling normal cells to destroy abnormal ones as Nature intended. Even if a tumor didn't disappear, Caisse maintained, it could be forced to regress, then surgically removed after six to eight Essiac treatments, with much less risk of metastasizing and causing new outbreaks. "If there is any suspicion that any malignant cells are left after the operation," she stated, "then Essiac should be given once a week for at least three months, supplying the body with the resistance to a recurrence that is needed."
She wrote, "In the case of cancer of the breast, the primary growth will usually invade the mammary gland of the opposite breast or the auxilla, or both. If Essiac is administered either orally or by hypodermic injection, into the forearm, the secondary growth will regress into the primary mass, enlarging it for a time, but when it is all localized it will loosen and soften and can then be removed without the danger of recurrence."4 Caisse spoke from personal experience, having administered thousands of Essiac injections to gravely ill patients, always under the supervision of a physician.
In 1983, Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick, chief of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, urged Canada's highest health officials to launch "a scientific clinical trial" of Essiac. In a letter to the Canadian Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr. Hendrick reported that eight of ten patients with surgically treated tumors of the central nervous system, after following an Essiac regimen, had "escaped from the conventional methods of therapy including both radiation and chemotherapy."5 Yet today, patients in Canada must go through a bureaucratic maze that makes it difficult or impossible for them to receive Essiac therapy. The story of Essiac began in 1922, when Caisse, a surgical nurse working in a Haileybury, Ontario, hospital, noticed an elderly patient with a strangely scarred, gnarled breast. When Rene asked the woman, who was nearly eighty, what had happened, the woman replied that some thirty years earlier, she had developed a growth on her breast and an Indian friend had offered to heal it with herbal medicine. This woman and her husband then went to Ontario, where doctors confirmed the diagnosis of advanced cancer and told her the breast would have to be surgically removed. Opting instead to take her chances with the Indian herbal healer, the woman returned to his mining camp and drank the brew daily. Her tumors gradually shrank, then disappeared. Over two decades later, when Caisse stumbled across her in the hospital, she was still totally cancer-free. Caisse asked the woman for the herbal recipe. "My thought was that if I should ever develop cancer, I would use it," Caisse later wrote. In 1924, Caisse's aunt, Mireza Potvin, was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the stomach and was told she had six months at the most to live. Remembering the Indian brew, Rene asked her aunt's physician, Dr. R. O. Fisher of Toronto, for permission to try it on her dying relative. Dr. Fisher consented, and Rene gathered the herbs to brew the tea. After drinking the herbal concoction daily for two months, Mireza Potvin rallied, got well, and went on to live another twenty-one years. Soon Caisse and Dr. Fisher teamed to treat cancer patients who had been written off by their doctors as terminal. Many of these patients, too, showed dramatic improvement. Working nights and weekends in Toronto in her mother's basement, which Rene had converted into a laboratory, she and Dr. Fisher experimented on mice inoculated with human cancer. They modified the combination of herbs to maximize efficacy. It was at this point that Rene named the herbal treatment Essiac (her name spelled backwards). One of Rene's first cases was a woman who had cancer of the bowel complicated by diabetes. In order to avoid further problems, the patient stopped taking insulin in 1925. Under Essiac therapy, the woman's tumor at first became larger and harder, almost obstructing her bowel. Then, as she continued her Essiac injections, the tumor softened, got smaller, and disappeared. Oddly enough, the woman's diabetes also disappeared during the course of Essiac treatment.
PREPARATION OF THE 4-HERB FORMULA
Supplies needed. Stainless Steel or enamel canning pot with lid. Never use aluminum. Another large pot to pour hot liquid into while you strain it, This can be pyrex, stainless steel. Stainless steel mesh strainer and spoon and label 32 ounce amber glass bottles to store your finished product In. (They need to be amber, as the formula Is light sensitive and will not stay as potent.)
PROCEDURE TO MAKE YOUR TEA
1. To make two-gallon recipe - Mix the four herbs together.
(approximately I cup) (You may cut the recipe in half if you wish, but we do recommend that you halve each package of herbs first, then mix them together. The reason for this is that the powdered herbs, such as the Turkey Rhubarb fall to the bottom and your recipe will not be evenly divided if you don't split them first.)
2. Full recipe - Bring two gallons of water to a boil. If using only half of the herbs, bring 1 gallon of water to a boil. Stir in herbs, replace lid and boil for 10 minutes.
3. Turn off stove, scrape down sides, mix well and allow pot to sit and remain closed for 12 hours. (This is the steeping and extraction process,)
4. Reheat to almost boiling, about 10 minutes, Let cool just a little and begin straining process. Strain as many times as you like. A little herb left in the liquid will not hurt it in any way. Reheat your liquid once again. 2 - 3 minute only. This will kill any bacteria that may have landed in your liquid and help keep it from spoiling.
5. Using a funnel or a glass-measuring cup, put your hot liquid into preheated bottles, You can heat the bottles in the oven - 200 degrees - 5 or 10 minutes. Do not put caps in oven'.
6. Cap, let cool and then put in the refrigerator. This will be good for two weeks. Label the day you made it and the day it expires.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Mix 2 oz. of herbal liquid with 2 oz. of hot water. Never heat this formula or the hot water. Formula should be taken on an empty stomach to allow for better absorbability. Always take before eating.Wait 10-20 minutes before eating.This formula can be taken 1 to 3 times per day; the herbal formula is non-toxic in proper doses. These herbs do stimulate the body to throw off toxins and therefore it is important that you drink plenty of clean spring water and have regular bowel movements. Dr, Gary Glum recommends 3 times a day for cancer and serious ailments twice a day for chronic and 1 time a day for maintenance and gentle detoxification.
FLAXSEED OIL
The work of Dr. Johanna Budwig convinced many researchers to look at supplementation with flaxseed oil. With typical Germanic thoroughness and tenacity, Dr. Budwig has spent a lifetime espousing her research that the main cause of disease of all kinds, and particularly cancer, is related to an imbalance or lack of the omega-3. 6, and 9 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil is perhaps the richest source of these fatty acids, but is very fragile and must be processed and handled in a very special way. Normal use in cancer is one ounce daily. Hemp oil from marijuana seeds contains omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9, one tablespoon 2 times a day, Linum B6 by Standard Process is very good.
THYMUS THERAPY
The thymus, a gland in the chest that shrinks as one grows older, has been recognized as the "seat" of the immune system. It produces various hormone-like substances, which influence the maturation and growth of T-cells, which are crucial in the body's defense against cancer. Whole thymus extract Thymus PMG, Thymex, and Immuplex from Standard Process, plus a number of specific extracts such as thymosin and thymopoietin, have been used to build up the immune system which not only defends us against cancer but can assist in treating almost any disease. Immuplex 6 a day 3 Thymus 3 Thymex are very good.
ARGININE
Arginine (1-arginine) is an amino acid which is essential for life. Experiments have led to the conclusion that giving arginine in fairly large doses "led to virtually complete inhibition of the carcinogenic process". In 1980, National Cancer Institute scientists found that injections of arginine into tumor- bearing rats consistently inhibited the growth of tumors. The scientists noted: "Within two weeks, tumor size was reduced to 80 percent of the initial size. Tumor-bearing animals showed no toxic effects from the arginine".
PHOTOLUMINESCENT THERAPY
Photoluminescence is a word that sounds high tech and a bit mysterious but is actually an extremely simple, painless and safe means of treating a patient. During the therapy, blood is drawn from the patient and passed through a very thin cuvette, which is exposed, to a specific ultraviolet light. A similar form of therapy was developed and used successfully years ago, but was discontinued with the advent of antibiotics. Conditions treated include hepatitis, cancer, infections of all kinds, etc. The clear advantage to this therapy over antibiotics is that the biggest problem with the antibiotics - resistant strains of bacteria -just do not develop. Ultraviolet light is as effective today as it was in the beginning of time and destroys all types of unwanted bacteria in the blood! The second effect of photoluminescence is its ability to stimulate the body's own defenses, the immune system. Healing must come from within - you can't buy it. What you can do is support the body's ability to defend itself against the onslaught of changes caused by bacterial invasion. One way to support the immune system is to rid the body of as many toxins as possible. Photoluminescence therapy does that. Another way to support the immune system is to give it new energy. Photoluminescence therapy does that!
METASTASIS PREVENTION
The word "metastasis" strikes terror into the hearts of the oncologist. His results drop down to below one-half of one-percent recovery when cancer has spread from the primary site. He now knows that he has a patient that is going to die - sooner or later. Holistic therapy does not fear metastasis but treats the body as a whole to make it an unwelcome host to further abnormal growth. What works for the primary tumor will work for the metastasis. In addition a new weapon has appeared on the scene: Modified Citrus Pectin Citrus pectin has been around a long time and is used in the food industry frequently. Recently some research scientists found that if they modified the long chain of polysaccharides into shorter chains, the resultant substance prevented migrating cancer cells from attaching to a site and beginning a new tumor. In fact, the correct dosage, about 15 grams per day, was 90 plus percent successful in preventing metastatic growth! It must be noted that modified citrus pectin is not a treatment for cancer but instead a preventive of metastasis or spreading of cancer.
CANCER PATIENTS
Nearly one third of cancer patients in industrialized countries complement their conventional medical treatment with alternative therapies, according to a study in the August 15th issue of the Journal of Cancer. The increasing popularity of alternative medicine among cancer patients may be the result of a widespread philosophy to "leave no stone unturned," Dr. Edzard Ernst of the University of Exeter, UK, and Dr. Barrie R. Cassileth of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill write. In most cases, it appears that cancer patients use alternative therapies as a complement to, rather than a substitute for, standard medical therapy. Ernst and Cassileth reviewed the results of 26 surveys of "complementary/alternative medicine" (CAM) use by cancer patients in 13 countries. The prevalence of CAM cancer therapy use in the surveys ranged from 7% to 64%, with an average prevalence of 31.4%. The variance in CAM use across the studies was not explained by regional variations in use or by changes in the popularity of alternative medicine over time, the authors point out. Rather, they believe differences in the ways the studies were conducted or in the definition of "complementary/alternative medicine" are likely responsible. "In the 1990s, the most commonly noted CAM therapies across all studies include mind-body approaches (meditation, relaxation, hypnotherapy, visualization, and other imagery techniques), reflexology, dietary approaches and food supplements, Chinese medications, botanical preparations, homeopathy, and spiritual healing," the study authors note. Ernst and Cassileth recommend more research on the trend, and state that future studies should help distinguish "between potentially harmful alternative 'cancer cures' and potentially beneficial complementary therapies employed as adjuncts to cancer treatment." As with all procedures and methodologies, holistic practices offer the enthusiast an opportunity to explore areas that they might not be qualified in. If you choose holistic therapy, please be aware that this arena has as many incompetents as the medical field. Talk to your Doctor and peoples who have been healed before, them you can make up your mind.
Holistic therapy for many forms of cancer, especially breast, bone, lung, colon and prostate cancer is well researched, well documented and proven in spite of the legal restrictions placed on its use. The best part of this therapy is that it does not weaken the body as a whole but actually strengthens it. Many metastatic cancer patients who have been told that there is nothing else that orthodox medicine has to offer are considering the therapies offered at Hospitals in Germany, Mexico and Cuba. I invite you to consider this option also. In Mexico, Germany, England and Cuba there have been many patients who have gained a precious new outlook on life, often in a state of remission!
If you are faced with a decision as to what to do for an apparent incurable disease, consider the option of holistic therapy. Facilities in several countries of the world are carrying out the protocol developed by some good Doctors who agree with the New England Medical Research Team report, that Chemotherapy or Radiation do not cure or heal CANCER.
HUMAN CANCER AND DNA REPAIR
DEFICIENT DISEASES
Cancer development requires the accumulation of numerous genetic changes, which are usually believed to occur through the presence of unprepared DNA lesions. Exogenous or endogenous DNA damaging agents can lead to mutations in the absence of efficient error free repair, via replication of DNA damage. Several DNA repair pathways are present in living cells and well conserved from bacteria to human cells. A part from mismatch repair, photolyases, base excision, and postreplication repair, the nucleotide excision repair (NER), the most versatile of these DNA repair systems, recognizes and eliminates a wide variety of DNA lesions and particularly those induced by ultraviolet (UV) light. The phenotypic consequences of an NER defect in humans are apparent in rare but dramatic diseases characterized by hypersensitivity to UV and a striking clinical and genetic heterogeneity. The xeroderma pigmentosum syndrome (XP), the Cockayne's syndrome (CS), and the photosensitive form of trichothiodystrophy (TTD) are three of these clinically distinct human disorders inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Persistence of unprepared DNA damage produced by exposure to UV light is associated, in the XP syndrome, with an extremely high level of skin tumors in sun Exposed sites. But the direct link of defective DNA repair to cancer seems to be complex, since, in contrast to patients with XP, those with TTD or CS do not have an increased frequency of skin cancers. The understanding of the absence of skin tumors in TTD and CS patients may offer a way to better protect normal individuals from the most rapidly increasing cancer skin cancer. KEY WORDS: Cockayne's syndrome, DNA damage, nucleotide excision repair, trichothiodystrophy, ultraviolet, xeroderma pigmentosum.
(1) Can or will a given virus enter/invade a cell that has already been invaded by one of the virus' sisters? Don't know.
(2) Every cell's DNA coding has many miles of code that does nothing. Included in the DNA chain are 'switches' that tell the cell not to read or act on the code, although it is replicated when the cell reproduces. Where does this extra coding come from? Don't know, although "does nothing" is an anthropormorphic view. Consider the selfish DNA hypothesis. An organism is DNA's way of making more DNA.
Long noncoding DNA sequences propagate for their own sake. The more we learn about mammalian genomes, the more functions are ascribed to formerly "junk" DNA. Much of the non coding sequences are regulatory elements that control gene expression. Realize that humans encode maybe 100,000 genes, but fewer than 5,000 are expressed in any given cell. We know that, in general, viruses reproduce by attaching their own genetic material to the cells.
No. In general, viruses invade cells and take over the cellular machinery to their own reproduction, but they do not integrate into host DNA, with the exception of the retroviruses. There are only about two known human retroviruses, one of which is HIV. Other species have more, but it is not the preferred lifestyle by a long shot. It is possible that integrated retroviruses encode for repressor proteins that inhibit secondary infection, similar to phage lambda in E. coli. But on the whole viruses do not insert material into the genome, and are not the source for the non Coding DNA formerly called "junk."
(3) A possible cause of cancers: faulty "off" switches.
This is in fact true, but it has nothing to do with viruses. Many genes control cell proliferation. By definition, oncogenes are genes that, when turned on, force the cell into a proliferative mode. Tumor suppressor genes, when on, tend to retard cell growth. There are many examples of cancers that have been traced to +over activation of oncogenes or deactivation of tumor suppressor genes. The paradigm is that cells have many different growth controls; several different "switches" must be damaged in order to transform a cell. How do all these switches get "set" wrong? Difficult to say. Sometimes chromosomal abnormalities occur that bring a silent gene into an active region, or move an active gene into a silent region (oversimplification). Sometimes it's just bad luck (a wrong base inserted during replication.) For more info, look at a book called (I think) "The Transformed Cell" well written for non-science audiences.
Fwd: Viruses/DNA/Cancer Viruses/DNA/Cancer What follows are questions and a line of reasoning.
(1) Can or will a given virus enter/invade a cell that has already been invaded by one of the virus' sisters? If not, has the first virus somehow coded the surface of the infected cell so as to discourage further infiltrations?
(2) Every cell's DNA coding has many miles of code that does nothing. Included in the DNA chain are 'switches' that tell the cell not to read or act on the code, although it is replicated when the cell reproduces. Where does this extra coding come from?
(a) We know that, in general, viruses reproduce by attaching their own genetic material to the cells and thereby forcing the cell to use its machinery to replicate many more viruses. Is it possible that some of the 'extra' coding in cells is DNA that was injected into the cell or its predecessor by a virus, incorporated into the cell's DNA coding, and then switched off by the cell (as a defense mechanism) with one of the "Do not read" switches mentioned above?
(b) Additionally, if (1) and (2a) are correct could not be the cell using the virus as a means of shutting down infiltration by sister Viruses? That is, having incorporated the virus into its own DNA and having rendered the virus coding impotent with the "off" switch, could not the cell and its successors use the virus' own "do not invade' coding to ward off sister virus infiltration's?
Alternatively, another approach: the cell, having incorporated the virus' coding, and rendered it impotent with the "off" switch, reads the virus and uses it as a comparison piece as part of a defense stratagem against viruses that attempt to infiltrate in much the same way as the virus program my computer uses. That is when a virus similar to one already incorporated attempt to infiltrate the cell, the cell is able somehow to recognize the virus and deny it venue.
(3) A possible cause of cancers: faulty "off" switches. The incorporated viral coding is left in a partly "on" state, and that coding forces the cell to replicate out of control. Thanks for reading this post. If anybody would like to respond to me, I'll look forward to reading same.

DNA MUTATIONS AND CANCER
A gene mutates when a change occurs in one or more nucleotides. A mutation is only significant if it is in an expressed (active) gene in a cell and the error is not repaired. Sometimes, a single gene mutation leads to cancer. For example, in retinoblastoma, a single gene mutation can lead to eye cancer before a child is 10 years old. In other cases (breast, colon, lung cancer, for example), it appears that a single mutation or even a handful of mutations does not cause cancer. Mutations occur in human DNA throughout our lives, and yet most of the times they don't make us sick. Why? Most human body cells have proteins (enzymes) that quickly repair damaged DNA. Thus, for a mutation to occur, a defective gene must escape the cell's mechanisms for repairing DNA. Unprepared DNA mutations that lead to cancer usually involve genes critical to cell division. An unprepared mutation in a gene that does not regulate cell division probably means cancer will not develop. When a DNA error is not repaired, the cell passes on its defective gene to new cells, leading to many biochemical events that, over the years, tell normal cells to become cancerous.
CANCER GENES
Cancer genes are either oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes. People inherit both types. Oncogenes carry out many functions in the cell, where they play a role in cell division. However, they can also mutate and cause out control cell division: cancer. An oncogene is like an accelerator that speeds up the changes and replication of a cancerous cell. If the body's defenses cannot stop this exponential division, cancer can develop and spread. Tumor suppressor genes normally "put the brakes" on oncogenes. When mutations deactivate or eliminate these control genes; precancerous cells are then free to develop into cancer and spread. Like oncogenes, normal or dysfunctional tumor suppressor genes are passed on when a cell divides. The best known tumor suppressor gene is p53; mutated forms are involved in more than half of all human tumors, including cancers of the breast, lung, colon, brain and ovary.
GENE THERAPY
With gene therapy, doctors try to replace a defective gene with copies of a normal gene to turn on cellular processes for reducing or eliminating disease. Because cancer involves so many genes, many scientists doubt that gene therapy alone can treat cancer's many variations, especially in the immediate future. Another avenue is the study of how DNA regulates the destruction of old, worn out cells, and a necessary and normal process to prevent damaged cells from reproducing. The ends of chromosomes have sections called telomeres. Young cells have long strings of telomeres at the tips of their chromosomes. Each time a cell divides, a portion of this string breaks off. Eventually, when the length of the telomere string becomes very short, the cell stops reproducing. Cancer cells bypass this death sentence by making an enzyme that prevents the telomere chain from shortening. If scientists can deactivate this enzyme, they will prevent the cancer cells from trying to live on forever.
LABORATORY RESEARCH Epidemiologists helped to link the deer tick with Lyme disease, sexual activity with HIV infection and AIDS, and smoking with lung cancer, among other achievements. Many epidemiologists specializing in cancer research concentrate on cancer prevention. At major research hospitals and universities and government organizations such as the National Cancer Institute, researchers are studying how diet, changes in behavior, and new drugs can reduce the number of cancers that occur.
CELL CULTURE STUDIES
Cell culture studies are significantly reducing the need For animal research. Cell cultures contain living cells that grow in laboratory dishes and that scientists call in vitro (in glass) cells. These cultures grow in nutrients and growth factors collectively referred to as medium. There are tens of thousands of cell types. They come from human volunteers, animals, bacteria, and from plants. Toxicologists often use cell cultures to study the effects of natural and artificial substances on the genes of plants and animals, including genetic mutations. If a compound "passes" mutagenicity studies, it "graduates" to carcinogenicity studies, which are required by the FDA. In this phase, scientists test whether the compound causes cancer in animals, usually rodents.
Before going on the market, a new drug compound must be tested for safety and efficacy in cell cultures, whole animals, and humans. Only when a compound is found to be safe in cell cultures and animals, will it be tested on volunteers in human clinical trials. A drug becomes available after it is found safe and effective through rigorous testing.
ANIMALS IN CANCER
RESEARCH
Scientists use animals to investigate the causes of cancer, test new treatments, search for and work with new screening and diagnostic tools, and conduct molecular studies that may have a link to cancer. Researchers nearly always conduct the initial studies on rats and mice. About 90 percent of all animal research occur with rodents, partly because of the ability to generate genetically identical animals in these species. Many anti cancer drugs are toxic to normal cells as well as cancer cells and can have toxic side effects. For this reason, scientists must test them on higher order animals, such as dogs, ferrets, or rabbits, before human beings take the new drug or before drugs can be administered to pets, livestock, etc. If the drug may cause a particular side effect in humans, the researcher picks an animal species to best model that possible side effect. In these tests, scientists use the fewest animals' possible and minimize the animals' discomfort. Some tests for new cancer treatments and diagnostic techniques are performed on veterinary patients. Veterinarians conduct clinical trials using people sick pets, with the owners' permission. These tests often provide beneficial new cancer treatments for animals that may ultimately be used for humans. Veterinary patients often benefit from new cancer drugs two to five years before humans, because new drugs can go into clinical trials for animals at a faster Pace than for humans.
EPIDEMIOLOGISTS ON THE JOB
Why do certain women have higher rates of breast cancer? Than other women? Why do some people get Lyme disease and others don't? These are the types of questions that epidemiologists tackle. These public health scientists work to find the cause of a disease so that they can prevent it. Epidemiologists study diseases as widespread as the flu and as population specific as sicklecell anemia, a disease primarily occurring in African Americans. Some diseases are epidemics (diseases that spread rapidly and affect many people at once). Others are chronic, taking many years to develop. Epidemiologists study the health of a community; the community could be as small as a school or as large as a continent.
After finding the cause of a disease, epidemiologists search for ways to prevent it. For example, they asked Lyme disease victims what they wore when they were in the woods. Did they use bug repellent? Did they check for ticks after being in the woods and tall grass? Answers to these questions led to the recommendation that people protect themselves from Lyme disease by wearing light colored pants and long sleeved shirts when in areas where there might be ticks. Epidemiologists specialize in many areas: infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, and environmental epidemiology to name a few. People interested in the field don't necessarily need a doctorate. A four-year college degree in public health can be an entry point to a job in local, state, or public health service. Usually an advanced degree is needed to design and direct epidemiological studies. Both master's degrees and doctorates can be earned in epidemiology and in public health.
CANCER STATISTICS
The average American male has a 1 in 3 chance and the average American female has a 1 in 4 chance of developing cancer sometime during their lives. The chances of getting cancer increase with age. The leading type of cancer for men is prostate; for women, it's breast cancer. The leading cancer killer for both men and women is lung cancer. Each year, more than a million Americans are diagnosed with cancer; more than half a million die from it. Cancer is the second leading cause of death (after heart disease) in the U.S. About half of all cancer patients survive for at least five years after diagnosis.
GENETICS
Today, scientists recognize that many if not all, cancers involve mutations in the DNA of normal cells. Most cancers must involve many genes over a long period of time, they believe. Moreover, mutations in those genes must escape the cell's natural mechanism for repairing damaged DNA. Scientists are trying to learn why the process of DNA repair becomes defective, how to prevent this breakdown, and how to improve the DNA repair process. Exciting advances are leading to the development of screening tests for cancer susceptibility genes. If these tests identify genes for certain cancers, such as colon cancer, people at risk could modify their lifestyles to delay or prevent disease. Advances in DNA cancer research may also yield new medicine to replace or correct the function of mutated cancer genes. Gene therapy (replacing defective genes with healthy ones) is a potential cancer treatment for the long run. It is still experimental.
CANCER TREATMENT
A tumor is a lump that's either benign (non cancerous), such as warts and papillomas, or malignant (cancerous). Malignant tumors are able to metastasize (invade other tissues). Most cancer patients do not die of the primary malignant tumor, but of cancer that metastasizes. For example, breast cancer that spreads to the lung interferes with oxygen uptake, resulting in muscle pain, dizziness and ultimately, death. As cancer researchers look for new treatments, a common objective is to prevent, reverse, or slow metastasis. Chemotherapy: The chief treatment for cancer is surgery followed by either chemotherapy (anti cancer drugs), radiation, or both. Researchers have made major advances in chemotherapy over the last three to four decades, especially in curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and testicular cancer. However, cancers of the lung, colon, breast and prostate those responsible for the majority of cancer deaths have not been treated as successfully. In the last 10 to 15 years, chemotherapeutic agents made by microorganisms or plants have replaced nitrogen mustard, methotrexate, and other such compounds used in chemotherapy. Four of the newer drugs are doxorubicin (trade name Adriamycin), derived from a bacterium that lives in the soil, and taxol, which comes from Pacific, European, and Asian yew trees, and Fluorouracil main drug and Leucovorin. For more information call 1-800-cancer.
RADIATION TREATMENT
Brachytherapy is a new therapy that involves placing radioactive pellets either directly into a tumor or within a catheter in the body, providing a controlled dose of radiation to the tumor. Physicians sometimes combine brachytherapy with conventional radiation therapy. Immunotherapy: A newer class of drugs helps the immune system ward off cancer. These immuno modulators are cells or substances called serum factors that augment the patient's natural immunity against cancer. Interferon is a cancer fighting substance that occurs naturally in the body. Doctors are just beginning to use it to treat a very rare blood cancer called hairy cell leukemia. Certain types of proteins (monoclonal antibodies) travel by blood stream and "find" cancer cells by binding to a specific antigen (receptor) on the cell surface. Some researchers are exploring the idea of using monoclonal antibodies as "delivery vehicles" for anti cancer drugs. Naturopathic Doctors in Europe, Russia, England, Italy, Spain and South America are using the following Vitamins and Minerals formula to help rebuild the immune system with out the use of any drugs.
10 Immuplex
15 Calsol
5 Lact-Enz
5 Cal-Amo
5 Spanish Black Radish
3 Til B 12
GENE THERAPY
Gene therapy is based on the experimental concept of correcting a genetic defect by supplying a patient with a healthy copy of a gene. With gene therapy, doctors try to replace a defective gene with copies of a normal gene to turn on cellular processes for reducing or eliminating disease. Because cancer involves so many genes, many scientists doubt that gene therapy alone can treat cancer's many variations, especially in the immediate future. Another avenue is the study of how DNA regulates the destruction of old, worn out cells, a necessary and normal process to prevent damaged cells from reproducing. The ends of chromosomes have sections called telomeres. Young cells have long strings of telomeres at the tips of their chromosomes. Each time a cell divides, a portion of this string breaks off. Eventually, when the length of the telomere string becomes very short, the cell stops reproducing. Cancer Cells bypass this death sentence by making an enzyme that prevents the telomere chain from shortening. If Scientists can deactivate this enzyme, they will prevent the cancer cells from trying to live on forever.
PETS AND CANCER
Thanks to advances in cancer treatment for both humans and animals and to an increasing interest in veterinary oncology, more domestic and farm, animals are being treated for cancer and given additional years of life. Many of these advances are the result of research on laboratory animals. One of the most common cancers in both dogs and cats is skin cancer. Another common cat cancer is lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). This part of the immune system drains lymph (a fluid with white blood cells) from all over the body into the bloodstream. The feline leukemia virus or the feline immunodeficiency virus (similar to the virus that causes AIDS) is often the cause of lymphoma. Neither virus affects humans. Cats can be vaccinated against the feline leukemia virus, the world's first anti cancer vaccine. The vaccine is an effective preventive measure but does nothing for cats already infected. Cat lymphoma can be treated with chemotherapy. The success usually depends on how far the cancer has progressed. The most common cancers for dogs are mammary gland cancer and lymphoma. Of all dogs brought to university veterinary teaching facilities for malignancies, about one in seven will have malignant lymphoma. Unlike cat lymphoma, canine lymphoma does not appear to be caused by a virus. As with cats, treatment can prolong a dog's life. Veterinarians look for cancer when an animal has one or more of the following symptoms: enlarged masses, changing color of these masses, unexplained weight Loss, diarrhea, vomiting, or significant decrease in Activity. However, these symptoms can occur for many reasons other than cancer.
CANCER PREVENTION
About 90 percent of deaths from lung cancer and 30 percent of all cancer, deaths in the U.S. are attributed to tobacco use. Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of cancer. Researchers have linked smoking to cancers of the mouth, esophagus, lung, larynx, bladder, kidney, cervix, and pancreas. Studies show that the heavier the smoking and the earlier it started, the more likely a person is to develop a malignancy. Recent studies by the U.S. Surgeon General report: the number of young adult smokers (ages 18 to 24) is increasing the average age of a first time smoker is 14.5 years 70 percent of smokers tried their first cigarette by age 18 1 million teenagers use smokeless tobacco. Adolescents of both sexes smoke in equal numbers Studies show that about one third of all cancer deaths may be related to diet and that a high fiber, low fat diet with more fruits and vegetables helps to prevent many types of cancer.
SMOKING & NUTRITION
Most people inherit a healthy set of genes, a precious inter generational gift that deserves to be safeguarded. The best way to prevent damages to your genes and therefore prevents cancer. Is to lead a healthy lifestyle. Avoid carcinogens (cancer causing agents) just as you would avoid an assailant lurking in a dark alley. The "most wanted" DNA muggers are well known:
Tobacco Smoked, chewed, or inhaled indirectly as secondhand smoke Poor diet high in fat and low in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables Excessive ultraviolet rays (a whopping 90 percent of all skin cancers can be prevented by limiting exposure to UV rays; see the BioRAP: Skin issue.)
DIET AND CANCER
One of the best cancer preventatives may be no further away than your kitchen. Studies have shown that high fat, low fiber diets may increase a person's chances of getting many different cancers, including those of the breast, prostate, and colon. Other research also indicates that by eating several servings of vegetables and fruit daily, people can decrease their chances of lung, prostate, bladder, esophagus, colorectal, and stomach cancers.
In trying to piece together the puzzle of why certain diets can increase or mitigate the risks of getting cancer, epidemiologists, other researchers, and physicians are increasingly looking at compounds that occur naturally in foods. Certain foods have naturally occurring compounds called phytochemicals that appear to block the formation of cancer cells. One such compound is sulforaphane, which researchers have found in broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, turnips, and kale. Tests on laboratory rats showed that when sulforaphane is in the bloodstream, far fewer animals developed mammary gland cancer than when sulforaphane was absent. Other protective compounds, which in their own ways appear to block the formation or growth of cancer cells, may be found in other foods such as tomatoes, soybeans, garlic, onions and citrus fruits. Fruits and vegetables contain many substances including beta-carotene, which has been shown to inhibit tumors in some animal studies. However, it is not known whether beta-carotene by itself can prevent cancers, or whether protective effects are due to other compounds in fruits and vegetables. Conflicting results on beta-carotene point out the need for many studies before epidemiologists and other specialists can recommend dietary supplements to reduce cancer risk. By looking at people's diets and comparing cancer rates among different ethnic and geographic populations, epidemiologists are working to get clues that may help identify cancer inhibitors and thus further refine dietary recommendations. Because large population studies are never exactly the same there may be a different population group, different cancers, or a different combination of food and nutrients public health specialists look at the total body of evidence before drawing conclusions.
DIET STRATEGIES
From what is known so far, the National Cancer Institute recommends seven steps to better health and reduced cancer risks. Eat a variety of foods. No one food provides all of the nutrients that a person needs. Choose many foods, all in moderation. Maintain a desirable weight. Obesity can contribute to cancers of the colon, breast, prostate, gallbladder, ovaries and uterus. Eat fruits and vegetables. Leading health authorities recommend that people eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Studies have shown that diets low in vitamin A, present in many fruits and vegetables, may increase the risk for some cancers. Reduce fat intake. High Fat diets may contribute to certain cancers, including breast, colon and prostate. Almost 40 percent of the calories in a typical American diet now come from fat. Health experts recommend 30 percent or less. Eat higher fiber foods. High fiber foods may reduce the risk of colon cancer and are a good substitute for fatty foods. Americans now eat about 11 grams of fiber daily. The NCI recommends that Americans eat between 20 and 30 grams daily but not more than 35 grams. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods. Drink in moderation. Alcohol is associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus and liver, and maybe-other cancers, including breast cancer. The cancer risks are even greater for people who both drink and smoke. Reduce intake of salt cured, smoked, and nitrite cured foods. These foods may contribute to cancer of the esophagus and stomach.
GENETICS
Today, scientists recognize that many if not all, cancers involve mutations in the DNA of normal cells. Most cancers must involve many genes over a long period, they believe. Moreover, mutations in those genes must escape the cell's natural mechanism for repairing damaged DNA. Scientists are trying to learn why the process of DNA repair becomes defective, how to prevent this breakdown, and how to improve the DNA repair process. Exciting advances are leading to the development of screening tests for cancer susceptibility genes. If these tests identify genes for certain cancers, such as colon cancer, people at risk could modify their lifestyles to delay or prevent disease. Advances in DNA cancer research may also yield new medicine to replace or correct the function of mutated cancer genes. Gene therapy (replacing defective genes with healthy ones) is a potential cancer treatment for the long run. It is still experimental.
GENE STRUCTURE
An estimated 50,000 to 100,000 different genes direct the production of proteins that our cells need to function or replicate. It appears that all of a person's genes are contained in each cell of the body, but only genes useful to the cell are active (i.e., a liver gene is not active in a brain cell). Genes are located mostly in the nucleus of cells and are grouped as chromosomes. In humans, each cell contains 46 chromosomes: half-inherited from the father and half from the mother. A gain or loss of chromosomes may lead to death or to a genetic disease such as Down's syndrome. Genes are made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) the master chemical that directs cell structure and function. If uncoiled from the chromosomes of a cell, a single DNA strand would stretch for about 2 meters (6 feet). The DNA molecule consists of long strands of sugar and phosphate connected by base pairs. These submit of sugar, phosphate, and bases are called nucleotides. The bases adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C are weakly linked in four types of pairs: A A or C G. Their sequence along the DNA double helix determines the structure and function of a gene. Our understanding of DNA replication is still evolving. From what we know, genes must replicate before the cell around them replicates. Enzymes "cut" the DNA molecule along the center, splitting the base pairs and creating two separate DNA strands. Each strand becomes a template on which to build a new complementary DNA strand. Appropriate nucleotides are added sequentially to pair with each base in the old strand. The result: two doubles stranded DNA helices. When the cell divides, each of the two "daughter" cells gets a helix.
DNA MUTATIONS AND CANCER
A gene mutates when a change occurs in one or more cleotides. A mutation is only significant if it is in an expressed (active) gene in a cell and the error is not repaired. Sometimes, a single gene mutation leads to cancer. For example, in retinoblastoma, a single gene mutation can lead to eye cancer before a child is 10 years old. In other cases (breast, colon, lung cancer, for example), it appears that a single mutation or even a handful of mutations does not cause cancer. Mutations occur in human DNA throughout our lives, and yet most of the times they don't make us sick. Why? Most human body cells have proteins (enzymes) that quickly repair damaged DNA. Thus, for a mutation to occur, a defective gene must escape the cell's mechanisms for repairing DNA. Unrepaired DNA mutations that lead to cancer usually involve genes critical to cell division. An unprepared mutation in a gene that does not regulate cell division probably means cancer will not develop. When a DNA error is not repaired, the cell passes on its defective gene to new cells, leading to many biochemical events that, over the years, tell normal cells to become cancerous.
CANCER GENES
Cancer genes are either oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes. People inherit both types Oncogenes carry out many functions in the cell, where they play a role in cell division. However, they can also mutate and cause out control cell division: cancer. An oncogene is like an accelerator that speeds up the changes and replication of a cancerous cell. If the body's defenses cannot stop this exponential division, cancer can develop and spread. Tumor suppressor genes normally "put the brakes" on oncogenes. When mutations deactivate or eliminate these control genes; precancerous cells are then free to develop into cancer and spread. Like oncogenes, normal or dysfunctional tumor suppressor genes are passed on when a cell divides. The best-known tumor suppressor gene is p53; mutated forms are involved in more than half of all human tumors, including cancers of the breast, lung, colon, brain and ovary. How does it work?
It appears to work through the activity of at least four complex proteins contained in the cartilage. The proteins appear to inhibit the development of new blood capillaries needed to feed a fast growing tumor. Without a feeding network, a tumor can't grow and existing tumors may wither (necroses) when their fragile blood vessels break down and are not replaced. Normal blood vessels are sturdy and last for years; whereas, tumor bloods vessels are very fragile. Other processes are involved, such as the inhibition of cell division and immune system stimulation; however, I feel that the main action comes by inhibiting new blood vessel development. It's interesting to note that this inhibition of new blood vessel formation occurs in any and all metastasis of a tumor and not just the primary tumor itself. "Clinical Grade Shark Cartilage" (a term used by Dr. Lane to define a high quality pure shark cartilage, processed in a certain way) is now under studies, in clinical trials, in the USA, in brain cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and Kaposi sarcoma. The most frequent solid tumors are: brain cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, oral cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, intestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder and bile ducts cancer, kidney cancer, Wilm's tumor, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, adrenal gland cancer, thyme cancer, thyroid cancer, sarcomas, Kaposi sarcoma, melanoma, skin cancer, retinoblastoma.
3) If it inhibits new blood vessel development, does this make it dangerous for me if I have high blood pressure or heart problems?
I am not a medical doctor and competent medical advice should be sought before embarking on any new therapy, but you and your doctor should keep something in mind. Your existing blood network rarely has to be replaced. Generally, new blood vessels form only when: one has a growth, like a tumor (cancerous or benign); during pregnancy; following a recent coronary when collateral arteries form around a blockage to the heart; following major surgery; or during a major body building program or similar situation. I am strictly a researcher, but at times each of us am forced to weigh degrees of risk. For example, if one has a non responsive tumor, that will kill in a short time, and also a heart condition, obviously the degree of danger from each of the risks has to be accessed. Life is full of risks and choices must often be made as to which course of action will provide the greatest chance of survival for the patient: Again, I am not a medical doctor, this is only my opinion. Competent medical advice must be sought in each case. As for high blood pressure, the use of shark cartilage shouldn't pose any problem.
4) Why, in your opinion, are there some negative comments directed at shark cartilage therapy? Aren't these some of the same people you praise so highly in your book and in speeches? This is especially difficult to understand, since the clinical work and the patient response to shark cartilage therapy has been so favorable. It is hard to understand their motivation. I believe the criticism is based on the belief that I violated some unwritten scientific creed by worrying more about dying cancer patients than I have about publishing in some scientific journal, a process that could take years. The theory of using angiogenesis inhibition as a method to fight cancer was published 25 years ago. Eleven years ago, it was published that shark cartilage could inhibit angiogenesis and was effective in experimentally stopping tumor growth in rabbits. Even still, dying patients were not being helped by these theories until my work with shark cartilage. Many are critical of my work today because I took this information directly to those that were dying, rather than only to the scientific community. My feelings then and now are if something is non-toxic, it can't hurt, and the so-called acceptable methods have failed, why can't a patient be given a chance at life? Today thousands of patients are using shark cartilage and based on my mail and phone calls, thousands are being helped. The scientific community has gotten carried away with chemistry and are obsessed with learning the make up and identification of the active substances in shark cartilage. This is partially due to scientific curiosity, but also largely because of the financial opportunities that synthesis can yield. My desire to work with an active, though crude, natural product in order to save lives while at the same time looking to identify the active components, obviously is contrary to accepted methods and has stirred up considerable criticism. I feel that I am right and they are wrong. But because of their association with the large universities, their opinions often carry more weight than mine do. However, the positive responses on many terminals no hope patients appear to be changing this slowly. The criticism hurts, especially since I respect those that give it and because it is given in such an unfair and authoritative way. Possibly, angiogenesis inhibition is not the only mode of action and possibly other activities in the shark cartilage are also effective, but the important thing is people are being helped and this may be the only shining light on the nearby horizon in cancer therapy. If I were to do it again I WOULD NOT CHANGE despite the criticism and the lack of financial funding and support.
5) Despite the good results being reported by so many cancer patients who were considered hopeless, why haven't all doctors and medical centers started to recommend shark cartilage therapy, at least when conventional therapy has failed and there is little hope for the patient?
This is a tough question and one that is somewhat political. Many doctors are afraid of being sued or shunned by other practitioners if they suggest something that is not officially approved by the FDA or considered mainstream therapy by the orthodox medical establishment. If they recommend chemo or radiation and a patient dies, they are safe from lawsuits. On the other hand, if they suggest a non-recognized therapy, like shark cartilage, there is a good chance they could be sued should the patient die. A patient can help a doctor with this dilemma by telling the doctor they've decided to use shark cartilage therapy and will take responsibility for the results; however, they would like the doctor to monitor the results. Also, you must realize that the medical profession is quite conservative and in many ways closely associated with the pharmaceutical industry. Doctor's get a great deal of information from representatives of the pharmaceutical companies and since this therapy was not developed by the pharmaceutical industry, precise information is not as readily available as it is with other therapies. Additionally, since shark cartilage is presently classified as a food supplement, no medical claims can be made. As such, disseminating information on the therapy has been difficult. FDA sanctioned clinical trials are underway and hopefully, within a short time, some limited uses will be approved. This will ease this problem and make information more available to the doctor. Even now the information is available. I speak regularly all over the world and although these talks are well attended by patients, only the more open-minded doctors seem to attend and show an interest in the therapy.
6) If shark cartilage can help with very advanced stage 3 and stage 4 cancers, why isn't it effective with the less advanced stage 1 or stage 2 patients?
I believe that shark cartilage can help at any stage of cancer. At the same time, however, I would never suggest that a patient abandon the currently accepted therapeutic approaches to treatment, until if and when, we have a lot more research under our belt and FDA approval. Although we still need more clinical trials to support the idea, the best approach would probably be to include shark cartilage along with the more traditional therapies like surgery, radiation and hormone therapies. Many natural health advocates are strongly opposed to chemo and radiation, for reasons we all understand. At this time, I remain open on these points, but I do feel that shark cartilage in combination with these accepted therapies can help. Unfortunately, at this time I have no hard evidence comparing the effectiveness of shark cartilage with or without conventional therapies. I can't help but think, however, that using a treatment like shark cartilage that preserves the integrity of the immune system, could only improve ones chances of survival. Certainly, chemo and radiation in many cases hurt the ability of the immune system to naturally protect the body.
7) What is the difference between powder, capsules and tablets?
The material in all three is the same. For high dosages, powder is probably easier to take and less expensive. At the higher dosages, the gelatin capsules become illogical. The large amounts of gelatin could cause digestive problems. Some patients might find tablets, provided they disintegrate readily, more suitable than the powder, especially if the powder has an unpleasant taste. Again, the dosage is the important part. The type of product will be determined by whatever method of introduction is up to the patient and their ability to use powder or the need to use tablets.
8) Do you suggest that shark cartilage be self-Medicated or should I consult and work with a doctor? Although shark cartilage is a food supplement that can be purchased without a prescription, for something serious like cancer, especially advanced stage cancer, competent medical monitoring and advice is mandatory in my opinion. When selecting a doctor, try to seek out a medical or a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor who is familiar with the therapy since experience is needed to evaluate and guide progress. Until more doctors are aware and sympathetic to the therapy, this may take some searching, but my office will try to steer you to a knowledgeable practitioner or possibly even help advise your own doctor. Often one may have to travel to see a doctor with experience with the therapy, at least until more doctors recognize its potential, but I feel one can justify a short trip if it might help save your life. I speak around the country and around the world a lot and hopefully more and more doctors will start attending my lectures or reading my books as a starter. An increasing number of doctor groups are inviting me to speak and I rarely refuse such an opportunity. Therefore, you may also suggest to your doctor that his or her organization invite me to address them so that competent practitioners can intelligently evaluate the knowledge rather than just rejected as quackery as many may arbitrarily do at first. The data has been presented to some of the more critical organizations, including some of the best-known cancer research centers, and to date, not one has expressed major interest.
9) What dosage levels of shark cartilage have you found to be most effective with various maladies? We recognize that you are not a medical doctor, but please give us your thoughts based on the research and results reported to you.
Doctors working with hundreds of patients typically suggest that with conventional shark cartilage, 1 gram per 2.2 pounds of body weight, per day is effective. However, with very advanced cases, doctors have been using up to twice that level, namely, 1 gram per pound of body weight per day. If the new product BeneFin is used, I suggest 35 grams per 100 pounds of body weight per day as the standard therapeutic dose for advanced cancer. This is a reduction of 30% over conventionally processed shark cartilage. Since there is no toxicity or known adverse side effects, a dose two times higher (70 grams per 100 pounds of body weight per day) may be warranted for very advanced cases to yield a faster response. This should be a judgment call on the part of the practitioner. Most people drink the cartilage orally, in 15 to 20 gram doses, taken as often as needed throughout the day to get the full daily dose. Ideally, the dosage can be divided into three equal portions with each portion being mixed in 4 to 6 ounces of juice (orange, apple, grape or tomato) or water in a mechanical blender and taken 30 minutes before meals. Make it fresh each time, because if allowed to sit in an acidic juice for an extended period it may lose potency. Generally, the high dose is continued until the tumors are largely gone and the blood markers are normal. This is usually a minimum of 20 weeks. If after 20 weeks, the patient has shown significant improvement, you may lower the dosage first by 50% for 4 weeks and then to a holding dosage of 8 to 10 grams daily, for an extended period of time. The dosage should be increased if tumors start to grow again. Based on research and reports to date, this now appears to be the best approach.
10) Based on your experience, what other conditions can shark cartilage therapy potentially improve?
Although I haven't been directly involved with clinical research in these areas, following are observations that have been reported to me by other health care professionals as guidelines for suggested treatment of the following conditions:
11) When I take shark cartilage, what effects should I look for?
How long will it be before I notice any changes? Based on reports from patients, doctors and scientists working with shark cartilage, I am able to give you some general observations. Understand, however, that each person and each case is different so these are only observations. Generally, by the forth to sixth week, one begins to get a feeling of well being and experience an improvement in their quality of life. This happens in almost all cases. By the eighth to tenth week, there is almost always a mitigation of any pain that was present, especially in cases involving bone cancer. Hopefully, by the twelfth week, changes begin to occur within the tumor itself as well as any applicable blood tumor markers like PSA in prostate cancers. Also, at this time we often encounter tumor encapsulation and tumor death. As it was shown in the Cuban study, a scan may not show tumor reduction, but expectantly it will show reduced, or eliminated tumor growth. This is where blood tumor markers can be most useful. They can indicate a change in tumor activity even if a scan shows no change in size or shape. These observations assume the patient has taken the cartilage routinely. The tumor response to shark cartilage therapy may come slower than that which occurs from chemical or radiation treatment. However, shark cartilage therapy doesn't trigger the severe adverse side effects associated with conventional therapies. Patients often comment that the biological events, which result from shark cartilage therapy, unfold slower, patients that go on the therapy must be able to survive at least 8 to 10 weeks. Waiting to start shark cartilage until a patient only has a few days left to live doesn't give the therapy enough time to work.
12) What daily dosages do you suggest be taken for the prevention of cancer or for cancer patients presently in a state of remission? We have never run a preventative study. Such a study would be extremely expensive and would require monitoring a large number of people over a very long period of time. Without government, funding this is beyond my means. However, it is my present feeling, as well as many of the doctors I work with, that a dosage of 50 to 80 grams per day should prove to be a fairly good prophylactic dose. Again, this is only an educated guess and is what I would do if I were the patient involved. All of this could be taken orally and divided into 12 dosages, in 12 hours period.
13) Why do you suggest taking the shark cartilage before meals and if so, how long before meals?
The orally administered shark cartilage, primarily the active protein portion, can be partially damaged by major exposure to stomach acids. On an empty stomach, the cartilage will pass through the stomach rapidly with minimum damage from the acid. This is the primary reason I suggest taking the shark cartilage on an empty stomach. However, if that is not possible, taking the shark cartilage on a partial or full stomach will not render the cartilage completely ineffective. The exact degree of destruction, caused by stomach acid, is difficult to assess. My thoughts in this regard are hypothetical, but have not been proven.
14) Which method of administration is best, oral or rectal?
The patients in the Cuban study were initially given the cartilage rectally. At six weeks, they were able to choose either method. Most patients today are taking the cartilage orally and the results appear to be equal in effectiveness. The FDA trials are all oral, but no results are yet available. If, for some reason, one can't take the product orally, the retention enema approach is a good alternative.
15) How can I recognize a good shark cartilage product versus so many of the knock off or copycats, which may be ineffective or even harmful? Ever since the "60 Minutes" show, numerous new and untested so Called "shark cartilage products" appeared overnight on the market. The cleaning, drying, pulverizing and sterilizing are critical to activity. Pure shark cartilage, that is fresh or frozen when fresh, is mandatory in a product that is to be used with critical patients. Unfortunately, many, if not most, of the quickly derived copycats are loaded with sugar or other dilettantes. This is still the case, although more quality-oriented organizations are now entering the market as the sales grow. My best advise to you is deal with a known name, either as a trademark or a manufacturing company and beware of the bargain or multi Level marketed products. My observations regarding a frozen product, where a few cc's can replace 100 grams of a good powdered product, have also been poor and an assay has shown the product to be over 99% water. This alarms me. Odor and taste can also be a tip off, unless of course, as in one product, flavoring is used to try to mask the bad taste. If cartilage is really clean, taste and odor are minimal. True cleaning is difficult and costly. Only in the last few months have I seen any significant, innovative changes in the processing technique I developed over 5 years ago. This is with the Australian product called BeneFin available through pharmacies, health food stores and selects mail order companies.
16) Why is dry shark cartilage so expensive, especially since it is a waste product? Compared to other cancer treatments, the shark cartilage therapy is materially less expensive. Unfortunately, until FDA and insurance companies approve it, our health system and insurance companies won't pay for it. It must be paid for out of personal funds. Hopefully, with increased acceptance and the current move toward reducing the cost of health care, this situation will change. Regarding direct cost, it takes several pounds of fresh cartilage to make one pound of dry supplement. Fisherman at sea will only save larger amounts of cartilage if it is financially worthwhile. Storing shark cartilage takes up valuable freezer space on a boat, that could otherwise be occupied by more profitable fish products. Fishermen have adjusted their wholesale prices for the raw cartilage to reflect this. Also, most processing techniques are very labor intensive and the subsequent drying, pulverizing and sterilization require specialized methods and machinery which all contribute to a higher priced finished product. Then, of course, come the distribution costs, which, like in all retail products, is costly. I have always criticized large profits and mark Ups. The new product, called BeneFin, utilizes a unique form of biological processing. This advanced technique allows a more effective product to be made at a lower cost to the ultimate consumer.
Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
A rectal exam is the first step in diagnosing prostate cancer. Using a gloved finger to examine inside the rectal area, the doctor may be able to feel a hard lump or growth in the prostate. By doing a rectal exam, the doctor can detect cancer long before symptoms develop. This exam should be part of a regular checkup for all men over the age of 40. If the doctor finds suspicious, hard, or lumpy areas in the prostate, additional tests (including x-rays, blood tests and urine tests) are needed. Depending on the test results, the patient may be referred to a urologist, a specialist in diseases of the urinary system. The urologist may do more tests and may provide necessary treatment.
A biopsy is the only sure way to tell whether cancer is present. In a biopsy, a sample of prostate tissue is removed and examined under the microscope by a pathologist, a doctor who specializes in diagnosing disease. Tissue usually is removed from the prostate with a needle that is placed directly into the prostate gland (fine needle aspiration). Sometimes the doctor operates to remove the entire prostate.
Staging Prostate Cancer
If a biopsy shows that cancer is present, other tests are needed to learn if the disease has spread beyond the prostate gland. This procedure, called staging, helps the doctor choose the best treatment.
� A chest x-ray may be taken to see if cancer has spread to the lungs. - An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a test in which x-rays are taken of the kidneys, ureters and bladder after an injection of a dye that shows up on x-ray films. A bone scan can show if cancer has spread to the bones. A small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into the patient and collects in areas of abnormal bone growth. An instrument called a scanner pinpoints these areas and records them on x-ray film. - A number of laboratory tests help define the extent of prostate cancer. One of these is a blood test that measures the level of a chemical called prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP). in a large percentage of prostate cancer patients, PAP may rise above normal when cancer has spread beyond the prostate. Another blood test measures the level of protein called prostate specific antigen PSA) which also goes up in men with prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate. - Transrectal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) also may be used to determine the stage of prostate cancer. Transrectal ultrasound detects cancer by using sound waves which are produced by an instrument that is inserted into the rectum. The waves bounce off the prostate and the pattern of the echoes made by the waves is converted by a computer into a picture.
ACT scan is an x-ray procedure that uses a computer to produce a picture of a cross section of the body. An MRI scan also shows a cross section of the body but this procedure uses magnetic fields instead of x-rays. These tests help the doctor determine the extent of the disease. One staging system divides prostate cancer into the following stages:
Stage A the tumor cannot be detected by any routine tests but it has been found during surgery for another disorder of the prostate. Stage B the tumor can be felt by rectal exam'but it has not spread beyond the prostate gland. Stage C cancer has spread beyond the prostate to nearby tissues.
Stage D cancer has spread to the pelvic lymph nodes or to distant parts of the body, most commonly to the bones. These. Are arbitrary and may be staged by one physician differently than another.
Treating Prostate Cancer Treatment for prostate cancer depends on the man's medical history, his age and general health and the stage of the disease. Prostate cancer often can be cured when it is found in an early stage. The doctor develops a treatment plan that fits each man's individual needs. Before starting treatment, the patient might want a second doctor to review the diagnosis and treatment plan. If so, there are a number of ways to get a second opinion: The doctor can discuss a patient's case with others who treat prostate cancer. Names of doctors are available from PDQ (Physician Data Query). Many of these doctors conduct clinical trials and have a special research interest in prostate cancer information PDQ contains up-to-date treatment information for more than 80 different types of cancer as well as ongoing clinical trials throughout the country, go to yahoo type florida health letter, Dr. Gonzalez cancer information will come up. Patients can get the names of doctors to consult about their treatment plan from the local medical society, nearby medical schools or The Directory of Medical Specialists, a book available in many libraries. The Cancer Information Service, at 1-800-4-CANCER, Washington D.C. only 1-800-985-9532, Florida 904-646-3333 also may be able to help patients locate doctors to consult for a second opinion. I recommend that you take your time to read all the information on this report carefully, and with the power of knowledge, You can make the right decision.
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In order to have a true partnership to exist between Doctor and Patient, there has to be a free flow of information in both directions. A good Doctor will shake hands with his patient and say " partner I am glad you are here ; you and I will take care of your medical problems." And here is where we often hit a snag. While there is practically no barrier to keep your doctor from understanding you as a patient, you might be at a disadvantage in trying to understand your doctor. Must doctors think they are God. They make everything difficult to understand. They use Latin words and names of medications, diagnosis that are very difficult to understand and when they write a prescription it is very hard to read a lot of times not even the pharmacist and nurses can't read what they write. Not to long ago in front page of most newspapers front page read "American Medical Association recommended doctors to learn how to write.
Sooner or later, the doctor's explanations will involve medical language and concepts with which few patients are familiar.
This is especially true in the area of medical testing. It is a highly specialized field. Most patients may have heard of tests for cholesterol, glucose, or triglycerides, even if they are not sure exactly what they mean. But how much do they know about bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, or hematocrit? These could turn out to be far more important in their individual cases than any of the more familiar tests.
There are more than fifty common laboratory tests which could play a decisive role in any diagnosis and treatment. Over five hundred other tests are done far less frequently, but nevertheless could prove important in individual cases.
Most doctors do not have the time to explain very much about your tests. An explanation could well take longer than the entire examination. With a waiting room full of patients, doctors often are in no position to attempt to teach a quick course in biology. A broad generalization is usually the best you can expect.
For example: "Your urine and blood chemistry are fine. Only your red blood cells are slightly on the lowside, but you should not worry about it." Or: "your creatinine that is, your kidney function test was a bit high. I would like to run it again."
Why in the world should you not worry if your red blood cells were low? Why does the doctor want to run the creatinine test again? It can all be so frustrating.
There are also doctors who believe that test results are not your concern. A little knowledge, they warn, could be a dangerous thing; you might draw the wrong conclusions and worry needlessly. After all, it has taken them years of training and experience to interpret test results properly. So, they tell you nothing.
And they have a valid point. Unless you do get a complete explanation, you might be better off not knowing anything at all. Even if they did have the time, most doctors probably could not give you such a thorough explanation. They are usually familiar with these tests in terms of highly technical language, and would find it difficult to translate them into everyday words and concepts.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TESTING
Of all the hundreds of different laboratory tests your doctor can choose from, the most common are the basic screens. These consist of a urinalysis, with a half dozen different tests; a blood chemistry profile, which includes up to twenty one different tests; and a complete blood count, which usually adds up to another dozen tests. Two important points to keep in mind: First, urine and blood tests are not merely checks to see whether your urine and blood are all right. They are much more than that. Your blood and your urine accumulate from throughout your body. In one way or another, they have come in contact with virtually every cell of your body, and thus carry within them many of the countless byproducts of the various organs. By examining your blood and urine for different factors, your doctor is, in effect, taking a look at some of the most inacessible organs of your body.
Second, your doctor will rarily, if ever, order just these screening tests without giving you a thorough physical before making a diagnosis. During the physical, the doctor has more tangible ways of checking your organs and the state of your health in general. These are all probably familiar to you. They range from looking into your eyes, ears, and throat to listening to your heart, feeling for your liver and, always, asking a lot of questions.
Thus, you are really getting two physicals: the blood and urine screening tests and the doctor's actual examination. What usually happens is that one confirms or amplifies the findings of the other.
For example, if we give you an examination and find you in top notch health, the chances are that your tests will come back essentially normal, confirming those findings. If, on the other hand, you enter our office with a yellowish tinge to your skin and eyeballs, and complaining of nausea and pain in the abdominal area, the blood and urine tests would most likely confirm the diagnosis of jaundice due to liver disorder.
Purely from the doctor's point of view, lab tests have still another purpose. By providing a measurable record of a patient's state of health at a particular time they protect the doctor from unwarranted malpractice suits. They also make it more likely that a second opinion is going to be pretty much the same as the first.
But protecting the doctor by confirming a diagnosis is by no means the main reason for such a large assortment of tests: the best doctors are more intent on helping patients than constantly worrying about being used. The main reason for these tests, most doctors would probably agree, is that they may actually uncover illnesses in patients which would otherwise go undetected perhaps until it was too late. Many diseases, such as leukemia or diabetes, sometimes make themselves known through subtle changes in the blood or urine months or even years before they could be detected through a routine physical examination.
Some illnesses could be life threatening or could be merely something to watch. Early diagnosis through medical tests may enable the doctor to head off the disease altogether or to start treatment at a stage when the patient will have an incomparably better chance for recovery.
The more you know about medical testing, the better off you may be in general. You may learn how to avoid some of the hazards of our technological environment which can so drastically alter your test results-and, in fact, cause severe illness. You may learn how to give your doctor highly pertinent information which you might otherwise have thought unimportant, even under direct prodding. Such information could provide your doctor with the missing link that makes a proper diagnosis possible.
There is still another reason for knowing as much about medical testing as you possibly can. It will give you a unique view of how your body works; what principles it seems to obey; how intricate are its countless processes; how delicate the balance between functioning and malfunctioning. You will recognize how precious your health is and begin to care for it properly and with the devotion it deserves.
The following test results are explained in lay terminology so that you can better understand the reasons for some of the life style changes which have been suggested.
The following information is from a standard Laboratory Requisition form.
CBS TEST
Blood has four major components: red and white blood cells, platelets and serum.
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) indicates the total number of red and white blood cells. It will identify and name several different type white blood cells, analyze their functions, and percentage levels.
The "normal or average range" listed on your test report represents an average of all people tested, including the HEALTHY and UNHEALTHY. To simply imply or indicate an average range to be "normal" is misleading and inaccurate.
The metabolic ranges listed in your test report are established through clinical patient application, and represent the "optimal" ranges to better maximize your health.
Suggested nutritional support focuses on those areas of your body indicating a nutritional need.
WARNING
For Nutrition Counseling see only a Certified Licensed Nutrition Consultant or a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who is Board Certified or see a State Licensed Nutritionist Consultant Certified by the Board of Medicine, be sure they have a valid State License.
1. WBC TEST
WHITE BLOOD CELLS, also known as leukocytes are an important part of your body's immune (defense) system. Healthy white blood cells are the body's main line of defense against infection and cancer. They move freely through the blood stream eating bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, abnormal wastes, and your body's own damaged and sick cells. A cytotoxic (cyto means cell; toxic means poison) condition exists when white blood cells are destroyed by exposure to specific allergic foods, chemicals and various drugs.
Average range 4.8 thru 10.8 Metabolic range 5.0 thru 6.0
Deviation above or below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for the immune system, spleen, thymus, lymph, and bone marrow.
3-Immuplex 3
1-Spleen PMG
1-Spleen Whole Desiccated
1-Thynus PMG
1-Calsol
1-Multizyne
1-Congaplex
1-Wheat Germ Oil
1-Bios

2. RBC TEST

RED BLOOD CELLS transport oxygen, glucose, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, etc. to the cells, and remove carbon dioxide and normal metabolic poisonous wastes. Healthy red blood cells regulate the body's water and temperature balance.
Low red blood cell count (anemia) is caused by poor iron assimilation, impaired RBC production, internal bleeding and cytotoxic damage caused by food or chemical allergies.
Average range Male 4.6 thru 6.2
Metabolic range (male or female) 4.5 thru 5.0
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen. Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen, bone marrow, blood building formula, and possible iron or copper (refer to related iron test, hair analysis).
1-Copper Liver Chelate
1-Congaplex
1-Calsol
1-Multizyne
1-Bios
1-Wheat Germ Oil
1-Ferrofood

3. HGB TEST

HEMOGLOBIN is the oxygen and carbon dioxide carrying component of red blood cells. Its ability to carry oxygen is chemically destroyed by carbon monoxide (cigarette smoke, vehicle exhausts, natural gas appliance fumes, etc). The test measures the amount of iron contained in your red blood cells making it a valuable test in deter-mining anemia.
Elevated levels are seen in macrocytic anemia Increased hemoglobin levels will cause blood sludging and increase the risk of stroke.
Decreased hemoglobin levels indicate a reduced oxygen carrying capacity and possible deficiency as seen in microcytie anemia (refer to related iron tests).
Average range Male 14 thru 18
Metabolic range 14.5 thru 15.0

3-Fotil-B12
3-Clorophyll
3-Ferrofood

Female l2 thru 16
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen, and possibly iron (refer to related iron test, hair analysis).
9- LYMPH TEST
LYMPHOCYTES are the white blood cells that fight infection and toxins.
Deviation above or below metabolic ranges are seen in cytotoxic food or chemical reactions.
Average range 30 thru 38%
Metabolic range 34 thru 45%
Deviation above or below metabolic range therapeutic nutritional support for: spleen, lymph, immune system.
3-Cataplex A C P
6-Whole Spleen
10-Congaplex
6-Wheat Germ Oil

10. STAB OR BAND NEUTROPHIL TEST

BAND NEUTROPHILS are seen in impending infection, and are known to increase after stressful situations, as in too little sleep, missed or hastily eaten meals, junk food, etc. BANDS are normally not seen in the STAB test so elevated levels may indicate a need for cytotoxic testing.
Average range 0 thru 5%
Metabolic range same

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, HCI, fat emulsifier.
6-Arginex
6-Catalyn
3-Cataplex ACP
6-Congaplex
3- Calsol

11. MONO TEST

MONOCYTE is the white blood cell that handles normal tissue breakdown and is influenced by your liver. MONO is another WBC damage by cytotoxic reaction.
Average range 0 thru 6%
Metabolic range 4 thru 6 %
Deviation above or below metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional support for: liver.
3 Cataplex A
3 Cataplex B
3 Cataplez C
3-Liverplex

12. EQS TEST

EOSINIPHILS are the white blood cells vital for the preservation of the life of your body, subject to its immune response. Elevated levels are seen in acute allergic responses, skin inflammations, respiratory infection, and parasites.
Average range 0 thru 5%
Metabolic range 0 thru 2%
Deviation above metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, fat emulsifier.
3-Immuplex
3-Zimex
3-Gastrex

13. BASO TEST

BASOPHILS are the white blood cells involved in intestinal allergies, skin eruptions, asthma, sinus, etc. Elevated levels indicate parasites.
Average range 0 thru 2% Metabolic range same
Deviation above metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, fat emulsifier.
3-Zypan
6-Multizyne
3-Calamo
3-Colachol II
3-Wheat Germ Oil pearl

14. OTHER TEST

OTHER is short for other immature white blood cells
Average range 0 thru 3%
Metabolic range same

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.
3-Immuplex
3-Catalyn
3-Ferrofood

15. PLATELET ESTIMATE
The PLATELETS are essential for the control of bleeding disorders. Many drugs, including aspirin, decrease the number of platelets. The estimates are given (a) decreased, (b) adequate, (c) increased.
6-Whole Spleen
3-Chlorophyll
3-Congaplex
3-Sesame Seed Oil peal

16. CELL MORPHOLOGY

CELL MORPHOLOGY relates to a visual examination of your blood cells and comments are made regarding variations. Examples are (a) normal, (b) anisocytosis (refers to a variation in size and hemoglobin content of your red blood cells), (c) poikilocytosis (refers to abnormalties in the shape of your red blood cells), (d) schisocytes (fragments of red blood cells).
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.
3-Catalyn
3-RNA
3-Organic Minerals
3-Ferrofood
3-Cataplex B

CHEM 24 TEST
Chem-24 profiles twenty four different substances in the serum portion of your blood.
GLUCOSE measures the sugar level of your blood. It is the primary test for diabetes. A high blood sugar level is termed (diabetes); a low blood sugar level is termed hypoglycemia. Glucose affects all the organs, tissues, and Systems of your body.
Average range 65 thru 125
Metabolic range 85 thru 120

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: pancreas.
6-Cataplex GTF
3-Chezin
3-Spanish Black Radish
3-Chromium Picolinate 500 mcg.
3-Vinadyl Sulfate 7.5 Mg.

LOW BLOOD SUGAR (Hypoglycemia)
6-Paraplex
6-Inositol
6-Pancreatrophin PMG

2. URIC ACID TEST
URIC ACID measures the waste from protein metabolism. The spleen, liver and pancreas metabolize protein at the gut and blood vessel wall levels. This test is valuable in measuring gouty states as in arthritis and kidney excretion.
Elevated levels are seen in kidney dysfunctions, anemia, leukemia.
Decreased levels are seen in poor protein enzymatic activity.
Average range Male 4.0 thru 8.0
Metabolic range 4.5 thru 5.5.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, pancreas, thymus.
6-Capsules AC Carbamide
6-Zink Liver Chelated

3. CHOLESTEROL TEST

CHOLESTEROL measures your liver and bile function, intestinal absorption and assesses the risk of arteriosclerosis, or cardiovascular disease (stroke or heart attack). Its primary function is to produce hormones, enzymes and antibodies in combination with iodine and protein.
Elevated levels are found in liver and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stress and low thyroid function.
Decreased levels are seen in anemia, acute infections and excessive thyroid function.
Average range Under 40, 150 thru 300 Metabolic range 165 thru 215

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, thyroid, adrenal, inositol, choline, unsaturated fatty acids.
6-Colaplex
3-Linum B6
3-Inositol

4. TRIGLYCERIDE TEST

TRIGLYCERIDE is a blood fat sensitive to dietary intake, particularly of refined sugar. Your triglyceride and cholesterol levels are used to accurately predict the amount of any artery damage.
Average range 40 tliru 175 Metabolic range 95 thru 105
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, posterior pituitary, hypothalamus, pancreatic enzymes.
6-Colaplex
3-Inositol
3-B6 Niacinamide

5. CALCIUM TEST

CALCIUM relates to bone metabolism, fat and protein absorption. It assists in maintaining heart regularity and preventing muscle spasm. It is necessary for enzyme production, growth and development of teeth, bones and resistance infection. Toxic drugs such as aspirin destroy calcium.
Elevated levels of calcium are seen in diseases of the bone, hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D excess. Decreased levels are seen in muscle spasms, heart palpitations, diseases of the bone, fat malabsorption, vitamin D deficiency, hypoparathyroidism and pancreatitis.
Average range 9 thru 10.8
Metabolic range 9.7 thru 10.1

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, spleen, magnesium, fat emulsifier.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: hypothalamus, hydrocholoric acid, vitamin.
3-Mintran
3-Cal-Ma Plus
1-Cataplex D
3-Calsol
3-RNA
3-Zypan

6. INORGANIC PHOSPHORUS TEST

INORGANIC PHOSPHORUS is associated with calcium metabolism i.e. bone and parathyroid function.
Elevated levels are seen in hypoparathyroidism, kidney disease, and excess vitamin D. Decreased levels are seen in hyperparathyroidism and in softening of the bones.
Average range 2.5 thru 4.5
Metabolic range 3.1 thru 3.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, kidney.
10-Drops Phosfood Liquid in a glass of water 10 times a day
3-Immuplex
3-Livaplex
3-Cal-Ma Plus

7. TOTAL PROTEIN TEST

PROTEINS are the building blocks of your body. They are produced in the liver and released for tissue needs, growth, repair, fluid balance, and protection against infection.
Average range 6.0 thru 6.8
Metabolic range 6.0 thru 6.8
Deviation above Metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: gonads, liver.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: anterior pituitary, pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, multiple vitamin, multiple minerals, pre-digested protein.
3-Livaplex
3-Catalyn
2-Zymex II
2-Pituitrophin PMG
2-Pancreatrophin PMG
3-RNA

8. ALBUMIN TEST

ALBUMIN is a protein produced in the liver. Its primary function is in maintaining the pressure of your blood vessels. Secondary functions are the combining with certain minerals and amino acids.
Average range 3.2 thru 5.0
Metabolic range 4.0 thru 4.4
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, pre-digested protein, multiple vitamins, vitamin BI, multiple mineral.
3-B6 Niacinamide
3-Inositol
3-Choline
3-Magnesium Lactate
3-Liverplex
3-Protefood
3-Cataplex B
3-AC Carbamide
3-Albaplex
3-Lact Enz

9. GLOBULIN TEST

Globulin is the protein that is involved in antibody forma-
tion. It assists in the neutralization of toxin (poisons),
and is necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12, iron, zinc and copper. Increased globulin levels are seen in acute (early stages) degenerative diseases as in: liver, heart .disease, arthritis, diabetes, and malignancy. Decreased levels are seen in chronic (long time duration) diseases.
Average range 1.5 thru 3.5
Metabolic range 2.8 thru 3.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thymus, spleen, thyroid, iron, copper (see related iron test and hair analysis), and organic iodine.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: thymus, spleen, thyroid.
3-Thymus PMG
3-Spleen PMG
3-Spleen PMG
3-Thytrophin PMG
3-Copper Livel Chelate

10. A/G RATIO TEST
This is an abbreviation for the albumin to globulin ratio. This test indicates functions of the body's defense system. A/G levels are decreased in liver problems, ulcerative colitis, intestinal problems, kidney disease, diabetes, pernicious anemia, severe infections, metastatic carcinoma, etc.
Average range 1.1 thru 2.5
Metabolic range 2.5 ttiru 3.5
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thymus, thyroid, spleen, liver, proteolytic enzymes.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: thymus, thyroid, spleen, liver.
3-Cataplex A
3-Cataplex C
3-Thymus PMG
3-Spleen PMG
3-Thytrophin PMG

11. BILIRUBIN TOTAL TEST
This test measures liver and spleen function for the breakdown products of red blood cells.
Bilirubin levels are increased in liver disease.
Average range 0.1 thru 1.2
Metabolic range .5 thru .7
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, thymus, iron.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen,
3-Thymus PMG
3-Spleen PMG
3-Spleen PMG
3-Thytrophin PMG
3-Allorganic Trace Mineral B 12
2-Copper Liver Chelate

12. BILIRUBIN DIRECT

This is a more specific test of liver function. Elevated levels will indicate obstruction, i.e. gall stone, tumor, etc.
Average range 0. thru 0.5
Metabolic range same

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: liver, heart, bile salts.
3-Cataplex A C P
6-Whole Spleen
10-Congaplex
6-Wheat Germ Oil
10-Drop Phosfood Liquid

13. BILIRUBIN INDIRECT
This is a measure of red blood cell breakdown as well as liver function. Elevated levels indicate various anemias, gall bladder disease, or liver disease.
Average range 0. I thru 1.2
Metabolic range same

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic
nutritional support for: liver, heart, bone marrow, spleen.
3-Cataplex A C P
6-Whole Spleen
10-Congaplex
6-Wheat Germ Oil

14. BUN or BLOOD UREA NITROGEN TEST

This test measures the liver and kidney's ability to rid your body of waste products from protein metabolism.
Elevated levels are seen in kidney, thyroid, and anterior pituitary dysfunction. Moderate levels 10 thru 13 are seen in adrenal and liver dysfunction. Extremely low levels 0 thru 10 are seen in posterior pituitary dysfunction.
Average range 10 thru 25
Metabolic range 13 thru 17

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney, liver.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, adrenal, predigested protein.
3-B6 Niacinamide
3-Inositol
3-Choline
3-Magnesium Lactate
3-Liverplex
3-Protefood
3-Cataplex B
3-Zypan

15. CREATININE TEST

This test measures muscle metabolism and kidney excretion.
Elevated levels are seen in arthritis, diabetes, kidney dysfunction and hyperthyroidism.
Average range 0.7 thru 1.3
Metabolic range 0.7 thru 1.0

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: gonads, kidney, anterior pituitary, possible excessive exercise.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.
3-Catalyn
3-Mintran
3- Inositol
3-Choline
3-Pituitrophin PMG

16. BUN/CREATININE TEST

The ratio of Bun to Creatinine is an index of the kidney function.
Elevated levels are seen in high protein low water intake diets, kidney diseases and prostatic hyper-trophy. Decreased levels are seen in DH (anti-diuretic hormone) deficiency.
Average range 10 thru 35
Metabolic range 14.5 thru 15.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney, posterior pituitary, multiple minerals. Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: posterior pituitary.
3-Pituitrophin PMG
3-Cataplex A C P
6-Whole Spleen
10-Congaplex
6-Wheat Germ Oil
10-Drop Phosfood Liquid in a glass of water.

17. SODIUM TEST
SODIUM is the electrolyte which off sets kidney activity
for the discharge of toxins. It is antagonistic to potassium
which is essential for adrenal gland function. Sodium is related to the function of cholesterol. It is valuable for the maintenance of calcium to phosphorus ratio as it relates to bones, tissue, and blood levels. Sodium is essential for acid to base balance of your body fluid levels. Organs involved with sodium function are heart, kidney and adrenals.
Increased sodium levels are seen in kidney disorders, adrenal disorders, and too little water intake. Decreased
sodium levels are seen in liver, kidney, and heart disorders, adrenal, and pituitary insufficiency, elevated blood sugar level (hyperglycemia), too much water intake.
Average range 135 thru 147
Metabolic range 140 thru 143

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidneys, adrenals.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, kidney, adrenal, pituitary.
3-Pituitrophin PMG
3-Cataplex A C P
6-Whole Spleen
10-Congaplex
6-Wheat Germ Oil
10-Drop Phosfood Liquid in glass of water.

18. POTASSIUM TEST

POTASSIUM is the mineral essential to heart and kidney function. It maintains heart rate, general muscle strength, normal nerve impulses, adrenal function, and the acid to base balance of the blood and urine. Potassium influences the posterior pituitary in regulating kidney function.
Increased levels are seen in heart block, adrenal insufficiency and hypoventilation. Decreased levels are seen in diarrhea, hyperadrenal conditions, general weakness, fatigue, spinal hypotension (poor posture), irregular heart beat, and chronic kidney disease.
Average range 3.5 thru 5.5
Metabolic range 4.0 thfu 4.3

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: adrenals, liver, heart, posterior pituitary, vitamin E.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenals, heart, potassium.

3-Adrenal Desiccated
3-Livaplex
3-Cardio Plus
3-Cataplex E 2

19. CHLORIDE TEST
Primary considerations for chloride are adrenal, kidney,
Bladder and bowel functions.
Elevated rebels are seen in kidney and adrenal disorders,
and bowel dysfunctions. Decreased levels are seen in diarrhea, infection, diabetes, hypoadrenalism.
Average range 95 thru I 10
Metabolic range 100 thru 104

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidneys, adrenals, bowel.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenals, bladder.
3-Whole Adrenal
3-Drenamin
3-B6
3-Cataplex A

20. C02 TEST

CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) is a measurement of cellular toxic waste. It is vital to acid and base balance, lung, kidney and adrenal stability. C02 is antagonistic to hemoglobin, example: when C02 levels rise, the hemoglobin levels fall.
Elevated levels have been seen in alkaline blood, and cancer. Decreased levels are seen in acidic blood.
Average range 24 thru 30
Metabolic range 25 thru 28

Deviation below Metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenal, lung.
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: lung, kidney.
3-Cataplex A
3-Cataplex E
3-Allerplex
3-Albaplex
3-Cataplex ACP
3-Cataplex C
10-Drops Phosfood Liquid

ENZYME LEVELS IN YOUR
BLOOD STREAM
The next four tests, LDH, SGOT, SGPT, and Alkaline Phosphatase are measures of enzyme levels in your blood serum. A rise in enzyme level reflects tissue damage.
21. LDH TEST
LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE is an enzyme associated with carbohydrate metabolism. It is widely distributed in the kidney, liver, heart, skeletal nuscles, red blood cells.
Damage to any of the above will result in elevated levels of LDH.
Elevated levels are seen in heart attack, liver dysfunction, anemia, cancer.
Average range 60 thru 225
Metabolic range 140 thru 160

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: liver, heart.
3-Hepatrophin
10-Choline
6-AF Betafood
3-Cardio Plus
3-Cataplex E2
3-Livaplex

22. SGOT TEST

SGOT is an enzyme associated with protein metablism. it is found in kidney, heart, skeletal muscle, liver, brain. Elevated levels are seen in heart and liver disorders. Average range 0 thru 55
Metabolic range 18 thru 22
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, heart.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: gonads, manganese, selenium.
3-Hepatrophin
10-Choline
6-AF Betafood
3-Cardio Plus
3-Cataplex E2
3-Livaplex

23. SGPT TEST

SGPT is an enzyme associated with liver function.
Elevated levels are seen in liver dysfunction.
Average range 0 thru 45
Metabolic range 18 thru 22

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver..
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver.
3-Cholacol II
9-For-Til B 12
3-Livaplex
3-Cataplex A

24. ALK. PHOS. TEST

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE measures the metabolism of bone, liver and tumors.
Elevated levels are seen in hyperparathyroidism, disease of the bone, hyperthyroidism and leukemia. Increased levels are also seen in healing of fractures and growing bones.
Average range 30 thru I 10
Metabolic range 65 thru 75

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, liver, bone tissue, immune system, adrenals.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.
3-Zimex
5-Calsol
5-Lact Enz
3-Disodium Phosphate
3-For-Til B 12
5-Cal-Amo
3-Linum B6

OTHER TESTS
1. IRON TOTAL TEST

IRON is a mineral essential for the formation of red blood cells, hemoglobiin, and body growth. Iron is necessary for the function of the liver and spleen to facilitate bile breakdown, fats, to contol hemorrhage and to the energy systems of your body
Average range 50 thru 150
Metabolic range 95 thru 105

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: spleen, digestion (including a fat emulsifier.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: an iron building formulation, spleen, bone marrow.
3-Catalyn
6-Ferrofood
3-For-Til B 12

HYPERCHROMATOSIS
Too much iron metal in the blood. Nutritional Treatment
per day for 12 weeks.
6-Drops of Phosfood in a glass of water.
6 Cholacol II
3 Choline

T-1 is a hormone that controls your thinking process. A deficiency will affect the brains function. The symptoms of T I deficiency will
Cause fatigue depression, low self esteem, difficult time learning.
3-Mintran
2-Organic Minerals
3-RNA
3-Folic Acid B 12
3-Pituitrophin PMG

T-3 Kidney-Deficient T3
6-Iodomere
3-AC Carbamide
10-Drop phosfood in a glass of water 3 times a day.
2. T-4 (THYROXINE) TEST

THYROXINE is a thyroid hormone essential for fat and protein digestion, absorption, growth I and endocrine function, especially that of reproduction. Thyroxine is involved in the regulation of heart rate and the healthy maintenance of hair, skin, and bone.
Average range 5.0 thru 13.0
Metabolic range 7.0 thru 8.0
Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thyroid, liver, and organic iodine.
Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thyroid and liver.
1-Organic Iodine
2-Organic Minerals
3-Thytrophyn PMG
3-Livaplex

3. SED RATE
SED RATE (sedimentation rate) is a measurement of how much the red blood cells will group or clump together to form sediment in a given time. Essentially this test will tell if there is an infectious process going on in the body.
Female 0 to 20
Average range Male 0 to 9
Female 0 to 20
Metabolic range Male 0 to 7
Female 0 to 15

Deviation above metabolic range indicates infection somewhere in the body, usually not virus related, could be tissue damage such as seen in heart attack, rheumatoid but not osteoarthritis, thyroid disorder, some cancers, kidney disease. It is also increased during pregnancy and menstruation.
3-A&C Carbamide
12- Immuplex
3-LactEnz

4. HDL TEST

HDL OR HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN
(lipids) and protein combinations. HDL's are a part of the cholesterol complex and are considered to be the good guys' since they help transport excess cholesterol to the liver for excretion. They are increased by exercise, weight loss, vitamin E, niacin, and a fish fatty acid called eicosapentanoic acid (EPA). They are decreased with a high carbohydrate diet, with the more refined the carbohydrate, the more the decrease.
Elevated levels have been associated with a low rate of heart and artery disease. Conversely the lower the level, the greater the incidence of heart disease.
Average range 30 to 85
Metabolic range 55 or higher

Deviation below metabolic range indicates supplementation, increased consumption of fish and EPA, increased regular exercise program to over 30 minutes a day.
6-Liverplex
5-Choline
3-Cholaplex
3-Inositol
6-Cataplex E
6-For-Til B 12
3-Linum B6

5. LDL OR LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN

LDL LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN are also fat and protein combinations but contain more fat than do HDL fractions. They are characterized as the 'bad guys' of the cholesterol family. They are increased with a high carbohydrate diet, the more concentrated the carbohydrate, the higher the LDL's will be. They are decreased with a high fish diet, EPA, exercise and weight loss.
Elevated levels have been associated with a high rate of heart and artery disease. The lower the level, the lesser the incidence of heart disease.
Average range 60 to 180
Metabolic range 60 to 120
Deviation above metabolic range indicates increased fish intake, EPA supplementation, and weight loss, decreased carbohydrate intake.
6-Liverplex
5-Choline
3-Cholaplex
3-Inositol
6-Cataplex E
6-For-Til B 12
3-Linum B6

6. BLOOD PRESSURE READING

BLOOD PRESSURE is the amount of force required to circulate the blood through the body. The top number (systolic) measures the force of your heartbeat pushing blood from the heart into the vessels, and the bottom number (diastolic) measures the pressure of the blood against the vessel walls when the heal-L is relaxing between beats, Normal pressures range from 90/60 to 140/90. Tough out the day, a person's blood pressure will vary and may even be higher than 140/90. It is only when it is high and stays high most of the time that a person is considered to have high blood pressure.
SYSTOLIC HIGHT
Hardening of the Arteries
12-Parotid PMG
8-B 6 Niacinamide
6-Cholaplex

SYSTOLIC LOW
Usually weak adrenals
3-Whole Adrenal
6-Vasculin
6-Cataplex E-2

Diastolic high
8-B6 Niacinamide
6-Chezyn
3-A&C Carbamide
3-Parotid

Diastolic Low
Deviation below metabolic range indicates the need for vitamins and minerals supplementation.
6-Vasculin
2-Orchex
6-Cataplex E 2

The information contained above is intended for general reference purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment. Medical information changes rapidly, Dr. Gonzalez N.D. makes every effort to update the content on this site. No health information on Florida Health Letter, including information about herbal therapies, vitamins and other dietary supplements, is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor.
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CANCER ALLOPATHIC AND HOLISTIC THERAPY     

A COMPARISON HEALTH REPORT

Complementary, Naturopathic and Homeopathic Remedies

By H. Gonzalez  N.D., Msc.D., Ph.D., N.C.

WHAT IS CANCER

Biologically speaking, cancer is a cell growth that has gone amuck. The usual controls on cell reproduction go weary and cancerous cells form new cancerous cells.  Damage to DNA triggers these insidious molecular events that derail a healthy cell and transform it into a malignant one. A few people inherit genes that make them more likely to develop cancer. (See Genetics.) However, cancer experts estimate that 70 percent of all cancers are related to tobacco use, poor diet, viruses, radiation, or exposure to other carcinogens (cancer causing agents) and alcohol abuse.

The following is a mandated by current laws postal and Federal Drugs Administration directives.  The author of this report is a licensed news media and television news reporter by the city of Jacksonville State of Florida; this report is for educational and researches purposes only. Any information imparted herein is not a medical advice, diagnosis or prescription. You are warned to seek healing solutions from qualified health care professional only. His nature is synthesis, analysis and communication. 

Qualifications: Doctor H. Gonzalez is registered and licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Washington D.C. He is the author of 13 published medical booklets in Integrated Alternative Medicine. Mental Problems, Sex problems, How to interpret your blood test, What is Hepatitis A, B, C, Pain Management Guide for Clinicians, Your Electric Mind, Prostate Cancer, Peanuts help Prevent Heart Attack, Cancer Diet Macrobiotics, Board Certified Naturopathic Physician Washington D.C., Doctor of Metaphysical Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. in the Art of Healing, Master Degree in Metaphysical Science. Certified by Parker College of Chiropractic in the Advancement of Biochemistry in Human Nutrition and Contact Reflex Analysis, Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist ID #022395. Attended seminal at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Completed the required curriculum for the Nutrition�s Role in Preventive Medicine in Dental Practice.  Certify by I.S.C. Division of Wellness in Nutrition and Sports. Certified by Division of Wellness in the Role of Nutrition in Preventive Medicine.  Licensed by the Board of Medicine, Florida State, as a Nutrition Counselor Lic.#00557 with over 55 years experience in Clinical Nutrition all over the world.  Korea, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Panama, Equator, Galapagos Island.  Dr Gonzalez is a retired U.S. Army Engineer Captain. Active Ordained Minister and Faith Healer at Jacksonville Florida.  He earned his Doctors degrees in Metaphysical Science from the University of Metaphysics at San Francisco California, Naturopathic Medical Certification Board, and State of Nevada License to practice as a Doctor of Naturopathic by the Board of Medicine Professional Licensing Administration, Government of District of Colombia.  He set out to increase his knowledge by personal investigation in the art of healing. He attended The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  On October 1993, Parker College of Chiropractic certified him on the subject of Contact Reflex Analysis and the Advancement of Therapeutic principles of Biochemistry in Human Nutrition.  Member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapist. ID. # 022395 at the present he is licensed by the Florida State as a Nutrition Counselor Lic.# 0557. Graduated from the following medical related courses from I.S.C. Division of Wellness.  Nutrition and Sports, the Role of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine.  Nutrition�s Role in preventive Medicine for Dental Practice, In April 1993 completed the required curriculum for the Exercise and Fitness for the Dental Staff.  In January 1994 completed the course title Women�s Wellness, Institute for Natural Resources Berkeley California.  He always had to know why, and his knowledge of the healing system kept growing during his pursuit for the truth.  He studied most of our worlds spiritual teachings, Acupuncture, Holistic healing, Allopathic, Homeopathy, Naturopathic and many healing, and preventive medicine. Faith Healing and others.   He researched as he went around searching for Divinity within humanity and him; he also discovered many types of healing.  The most important in his personal opinion is Complementary Alternative Medicine, the only one that doesn�t use any type of dangerous drugs. Alongside the bottles of dietary supplements in, pharmacies, and health food clinics that are license by the States are packages of Homeopathic and Naturopathic remedies with ingredients like  Immuplex, Catalyn, Cardio-Plus, Liver Plex ,  Iplex, Cataplex E2.  These tablets, capsule, ointments and creams are part of holistic health system that was develop by  Dr.Royal Lee in the 1920s and a German physician Samuel Hahnemann in the 1700s and is and growing in popularity throughout the world today.  Homeopathy and Naturopathic is Natural Medicine.  Homeopathic remedies contain minute, nontoxic doses of plants, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body�s natural defenses to fight diseases.  They are available in short ingredient and combination form to combat a variety of ills.  While millions of supporters, including members of England Royal Family.  Queen Elizabeth personal Doctor is a Naturopathic Physician and also a Contact Reflex Analysis practitioner in the advancement of therapeutic principles of biochemistry in human nutrition conducted by Dr. Versendaal from Parker College of Chiropractic, Texas. The acceptance of an ancient belief that Alike treats like, first espoused by Hippocrates, the Fathers Western medicine.  Hahnermann rediscovered this principle while demonstrate the cure for malaria, quinine , actually produced the symptom of the disease in health people.  This law of Similar that a medicine which in large doses produces the systems of the disease (in healthy people.) Will in small doses cure that disease became the foundation of homeopathy. Second is the belief that diluting a remedy makes it more effective.  A homeopathic remedy is repeatedly diluted to supposedly increase its healing powers and decrease side effects.  The result is a remedy that contains only microscopic amounts of the original curative substance.  Commercially available remedies come in various concentrations, with the highest dilutions designed to alleviate chronic conditions.  How can small amount of a remedy fight illness?  Homeopaths believe that their remedies stimulate the Immune system, much like the immunization process. Finally, there is the theory that individuals respond differently to an illness depending upon their psychological state and general conditions. How can small, amount of a remedy fight illness?  Homeopaths and Naturopath believe that their remedies stimulate the immune system. Much like the immunization process.  Finally, there is the theory that individuals respond differently to an illness depending upon their psychological state and general temperament conditions. Therefore.  Two people with the same illness might take completely different homeopathic remedies.  While revolutionary in Hahnemanns day, these ideas coincide with today�s emerging acceptance of the role of emotion healing.

Despite its unorthodox theories.  Homeopathy and Naturopath Physicians offers consumers an inexpensive, nontoxic and readily available alternative in self-care. Growing health-consciousness, as well as environmental and ecological concerns, have prompted many American to look for alternatives to present medicine practices, says Jim Coyne, president and CEO of Botanical Labs and Mr., Jim Robinson president Regency Health Food at Regency Square Mall Jacksonville Florida.  During the pass 50 years, Dr. Gonzalez has experienced significant sales growth in the area of Homeopathic and Naturopathic products and the Naturopathies medical consultations from all ages groups, who are demanding over the counter Natural Remedies for symptoms of things like cold, flue, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and now Dr. Lane and the 60 minutes NBC show shark don�t get cancer Shark cartilage is being used as food supplement to help cure Cancer and rheumatoid. Naturopathic and Homeopathic Medicine of course cannot accomplish the impossible.  It cannot heal people who are immune and defense systems have been severely compromised and damage by antibiotic drugs as the result of a longer use of suppressive medications.  It cannot heal people whose pathology is primarily the result of certain organic, structural diseases for which surgery is indicated.  In addition, it cannot heal people whose pathology is primarily the result of certain particularly stressful lifestyle or environmental factors from which they do not want to or are unable to extricate themselves.  Despite these predictable limitations, effective treatment with homeopathic medicines is possible for the vast numbers of people with chronic illness today.  Real cures are possible with Complementary Alternative Medicine, Homeopathic and Naturopathic Medicine together with Faith, Spiritual & Mental healing. God Bless you.

TREATMENT PLANNING

The first step in treatment usually is finding out the stage of the cancer. Staging tests show whether the disease has spread from its starting point to other parts of the body. Staging is very important because it helps the doctor plan the best treatment.  During staging, the doctor will often order x-rays or other scans of the lungs, liver, kidneys, bladder and other organs.  Sometimes a special blood test (the CEA assay) is done to measure substances that may increase in the blood of a person with cancer. (This same test may be used later on to find out how the patient is responding to treatment.) The doctor will develop a treatment plan to fit the patient�s medical history, age and general health, and the extent and location of the cancer. Before starting treatment, the patient may want a second doctor to review the diagnosis and treatment plan.

ALLOPATHIC METHODS OF TREATING               

CANCER

The three main ways to treat cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy have now been joined by another method, called immunotherapy. The doctor may use just one method or combine them. The decision is based on the patient�s individual needs. In some cases, the patient may be refereed to specialists in the different kinds of cancer treatment. Dr.  Gonzalez who is a licensed and Board Certified Naturopathic Physician at Washington D.C. and Nutrition Counselor licensed at Florida State recommend the following nutrition program to rebuild your immune system.

3-Cataplex B to stimulate the immune system.

12- Immuplex a day

12- Spanish Black Radish a day

6-Calamo a day

6-Cataplex D

                                       

SURGERY

The standard treatment for most cancers is surgery. The kind of operation will depend mostly on the location and size of the tumor. During surgery, the lymph nodes near the tumor are also removed. One of the ways that cancer spreads through the body is by way of the lymph system. The surgeon removes the lymph nodes to check if cancer cells are present in them. This information is important in planning future treatment.                

RADIATION THERAPY

In radiation therapy (also called x-ray therapy, radiotherapy, cobalt treatment, or irradiation�s, high-energy rays are used to stop the cancer cells from growing and multiplying. Radiation therapy is sometimes used before surgery to shrink the tumor.  More often, it is used after surgery to destroy any cancer cells that may remain, or to relieve pain. Radiation therapy is given in hospitals, clinics, or private offices. Most patients can have radiation therapy as outpatients.

CHEMOTHERAPY

The use of drugs to treat cancer is called chemotherapy.  Adjuvant therapy is the use of drugs following primary treatment if there is reason to suspect that cancer cells remain in the body after surgery or radiation therapy. Anticancer drugs may also be used when there are signs that the cancer has spread.

The various kinds of drugs used to treat cancer are given to patients in different ways: by mouth, or by; Injection into a muscle, an artery, or a vein. The drugs travel through the bloodstream to almost every area of the body, helping to stop the growth of cancer cells. Depending on which drugs are used, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for a few days so that the effects of the drugs can be watched. From then on, the patient may be given chemotherapy as an outpatient, or at home. Chemotherapy is most often given in cycles - a treatment period, followed by a rest period, then another treatment, and so on.                                                            

SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT

Because cancer can spread rapidly and threaten life, the treatments used against this disease must be very powerful. It is rarely possible to limit the effects of cancer treatment so that only cancer cells are destroyed; normal, healthy cells usually are damaged at the same time. For this reason, many patients experience unpleasant side effects while they are having cancer treatments. Doctors try to plan treatments to keep such side effects to a minimum. Certain problems can occur following surgery to remove cancer. For example, blood loss during an operation. Damage to, or removal of, tissue causes other complications. Radiation at high levels destroys the ability of cells to grow and divide. Both normal cells and cancer cells are affected, but most normal cells are able to recover quickly.  Radiation therapy is usually given 5 days a week for several weeks. This schedule helps to protect healthy tissues by spreading out the total dose of radiation and by giving rest breaks so that normal cells can recover. During radiation therapy, the side effects that patients notice most often are unusual tiredness, painful swallowing, and skin reactions in the area being treated.

Chemotherapy affects not only cancer cells but also other rapidly growing cells, such as blood cells, hair cells, and cells that line the digestive tract. As a result, the patient may have side effects such as anemia, an increased risk of infection or bleeding, hair loss, nausea, and vomiting. Fatigue may also occur during treatment with anticancer drugs. Loss of appetite can be a serious problem for cancer patients.  Researchers are leaming that patients who eat well are better able to withstand the side effects of treatment. Therefore, nutrition is an important part of the treatment plan. Eating well means getting enough calories to prevent weight loss and having enough protein in the diet to build and repair skin, hair, muscles, and organs. Many patients find that eating several small meals during the day is easier than eating three large meals. Doctors, nurses, dieticians, and other members of the medical team can provide advice about the side effects that might occur during cancer treatment and how best to deal with them.

HOLISTIC CANCER THERAPIES

Cancer is another of the inevitable results of our life-style.  That our life-styles have drastically changed in the past 60 years is clear to all, and the influence on our physical body is represented in the type of diseases, which we are subject to. In the past, acute infections and accidents were major causes of death. If one survived these, old age was not that difficult.  Today we have pretty much conquered most of the infectious diseases and hold at bay most of the bugs, which persist with antibiotics. However, the chemical alteration of our environment has given us problems, which may be at the root of the literal explosion of cancer incidence in our day and time. As little as 50 years ago, cancer was not the threat to life that it is today. The dramatic increase in cancer incidence is a concern to anyone who has looked at the statistics.

This article would not be necessary if conventional cancer therapy was generally successful Unfortunately, it is not Countless billions have been spent on research and the only result has been a frustrated citizenry and an increase in cancer.  Such increase incidentally is worldwide at a rate of about one-percent per year, which means that since 1955 until today the cancer incidence in the population of the world has increased by 40 percent!

A paradox occurs in all this rush to find a cure for cancer. Various states and the United States government have seen fit to legislate that only surgery; chemotherapy and radiation are legitimate and �scientific� treatments for cancer. Any other approach by a doctor or healer is considered punishable as a felony. These three approaches are not always successful as evidenced by the statistics of the National Cancer Institute, which indicate that there has been no substantial improvement in cancer cures in the past several decades. (Caims, J. The treatment of diseases and the war against cancer Scientific American 253:51-9) The principle of medical freedom of choice is rooted in the Hippocratic tradition, in the US Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man.  The British philosopher John Stuart Mill explained it well when he said: �Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.�

CANCER CELLS

To place the whole cancer issue in perspective, we should look at the two main characteristics that cancer cells exhibit which are not exhibited by normal cells. Remember that cancer cells are normal cells whose DNA has been altered by some insult (chemical or otherwise) which allows the cell to survive but not in the controlled way of other normal cells. The two characteristics are: Lack of Differentiation: Cancer cells lack the ability to do a job for the good of the whole body. All other cells have a job to do in their organ system; cancer cells have only one job - to survive.

Uncontrolled Division: Cancer cells lose their inherent control mechanism, which prevents uncontrolled cell division. As they mature and can store enough energy to divide, they do so. This creates the tumor mass known as cancer.

From a holistic point of view, if we can interrupt either of these functions, we have stopped the cancer. A differentiated cell becomes active in support of the body and will not divide. A non-dividing cell, even if it is not differentiated, will not pose a threat to the body. Thus, our therapies are pointed toward altering one or the other of these factors.

OXYGEN THERAPY

Otto Warburg, M.D., was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery that the cancer cell uses an anaerobic energy cycle, meaning it does not depend upon oxygen to sustain itself This more primitive energy production utilizes a fermentation cycle which requires more glucose than a normal cell. An enormous amount of the waste product lactic acid is produced in this kind of energy production. Because of the great glucose needs of the cancer cell, the liver is stimulated by messages from the cancer to utilize an enzyme to convert the waste lactic acid back to more glucose. Oral administration of hydrazine sulfate blocks that enzyme from doing its job in the liver and the lactic acid remains as lactic acid. Dr. Gold, then director of the National Cancer Research Center originally authenticated this work. Dr.  Gold was released from his duties at NCRC soon after that.  Hydrazine sulfate is comparatively cheap and cannot be patented as a new drug. All research centers live on grants and you can�t get grant money if your research develops a non-patentable product.

Because the cancer cell is primarily anaerobic, the presence of active oxygen can actually disrupt and even destroy its activity.  One of the ways is through cell wall penetration of the oxygen, causing the cell to collapse. In general, the cancer cell w -all is much more subject to destruction by the oxidative action of free oxygen than normal cells.

Free oxygen can be administrated in a variety of ways. Ozone insufflation, hydrogen peroxides intravenously, hydrogen/magnesium peroxides orally, hydrogen peroxide and ozone baths and hyperbaric chambers. By utilizing all these pathways, the tissues become saturated with oxygen, which can have a marked deleterious effect on the cancer cell.

ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS

This title is quite a mouthful but describes in technical language one of the most successful of all our therapies for many forms of cancer. What this headline literally means is �Against New Formation of Blood Vessels�. Let me explain. The most typical characteristic of any cancer is its ability and need to divide.  When it does, the new cells require a new blood supply. This is secured by sending out a chemical messenger to nearby blood vessels and stimulating them to send a branch to the new cells.  Neutralizing the stimulatory chemical or preventing the �mothee� blood vessel from responding to the chemical will effectively starve the new cells and stop cancer growth!  Several substances have been found to act as anti-angiogenesis factors including cartilage extract, a soy extract called genistein, an antibiotic-like substance and a product called Sumex. Each of these substances interrupts the angiogenesis process in a different way. Put them all together and you have a super chance to stop cancer! The results we have seen since using this combination have been very rewarding.

HYPERTHERMIA

One of the most exciting therapies for cancer lies in the area of hyperthermia - the increase of temperature in the cancer cell by the use of microwave energy. Controlled by computer, microwaves are beamed into the cancer mass and the internal temperature of the cancer cell is raised above that which it can tolerate. At a certain point, approximately 107 to 108 degrees Fahrenheit, the cancer cell dies. Normal cells through which the microwave energy pass is not affected because of the efficient blood supply which acts as a radiator carrying away the increased heat.

It has been our experience that the total destruction of the tumor by hypothermia is rarely achieved, but the damage (through injury to the cell) is so effective in stopping cell division that the result is the same. The body now has an opportunity to slowly destroy the mass and eliminate the debris without overloading the liver and kidneys. Hypertherrnia offers one of the most effective therapies known for the treatment of near-to-the-surface tumors.

BIPOLAR THERAPY

The Bipolar therapy device was first introduced in 1993. It was the development of a Greek scientist who was interested in the reason for the derangement of the normal positive-negative polarity of a sick or injured cell. Very intense, low frequency bursts of energy are released into the area of involvement in order to assist the body in reorienting the cellular polarity.  Normal polarity is never found in a cancer cell. The device is placed over the thymus area for about 10 minutes to stimulate the immune system and over the affected area for about 20 minutes. Results have been demonstrated in many patients, particularly the relief of pain and inflammation, both of which are often present in many forms of cancer.

NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT

Standard Process has the best nutritional support in U.S.A.  There are thousands of research articles tucked away but available through computer searches of various medical databases, which clearly link lack of nutritional components to cancer. There are also many articles on specific nutrients that have a therapeutic effect on various kinds of cancer. Inadequate vitamin D is clearly related to an increase in breast cancer and the use of fairly large doses of vitamin D have just as clearly inhibited breast cancer growth. Recent research reports have indicated that Co Q-10, in amounts of over 300 mg. daily, reduces tumor masses in the breast and prevents their recurrence. Almost as clearly, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E have been linked both with prevention and an inhibitory effect on breast cancer. Other links with the trace minerals selenium and germanium have been reported. What all this tremendous amount of data provides is encouragement to eat the best foods possible and to not be concerned with possible overdosing with nutrient supplements. Compared to chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, nutritional supplements are ultimately safe. Probably no factor in the cancer process has more confusion or misconceptions than what to eat or not to eat.  Faddism and personal belief systems are rampant. At one time, the National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration clearly stated that diet had absolutely nothing to do with the onset of cancer. Under the �allopathic orthodox� theories there is no known cause of cancer. But the same two organizations (NCI and FDA), which formerly denied any connection between diet and cancer, now state that probably 90 percent of all cancer could be prevented by proper diet! Therefore, we come to the question as to what is a cancer preventive diet. First of all let us look as some of the Misconceptions Fasting:

Prolonged fasting only weakens the cancer patient, and I can assure you that the riormal cells will suffer more from malnutrition than the cancer cells will. If you have cancer, fasting one day a week or one-day every two weeks makes some sense, but not longer than one day at a time.  Drinking juices: An almost worshipful attitude has come about regarding the use of juices. First, know that juices discard the important fibers found in food. These fibers can regulate many other nutritional factors and are extremely important.  Use some common sense: How many times will you sit down and eat four or five oranges at one sitting? But you will eagerly quaff down the juice, which is loaded with sugar from that many or more oranges. Know that sugar makes cancer thrive - if you are a cancer patient you should decrease your refined sugar consumption tremendously! Eat whole foods, not their juices.  There is widespread belief if you have cancer; you cannot have any meat. It is wise to greatly increase your consumption of vegetables and grains for good health, but if you crave meat and can find organic quality, there is no reason not to consume some meat, like chickens from farms that don�t use any type of hormones mix food same go for the eggs. Eat fish. In a nutshell, although proper diet is a real factor in cancer, diet alone will not reverse cancer once it has established itself in your body.

TUMOR ENERGY DEPRIVATION

I have mentioned the cancer characteristic of uncontrolled cell division. For this to take place, the cell must store an incredible amount of energy for the division process. It does this by storing the amino acid glutamine. We interrupt this storage by using a product called Tributyrate which prevents the cancer cell from storing glutamine. Without glutaniine, cell division is stopped or at least seriously inhibited - when that occurs you no longer have an active cancer!

HERBS

Although folk medicine stories abound about various herbs being useful in cancer, there is a surprising amount of statistical research, which documents some of these claims. Looking at astragalus, for example, we find the Chinese have used it for centuries in many ways, but always for cancer. Scientists in the U.S. found that astragalus was one of the few herbs that stimulated the immune system and caused increased natural killer cell function which inhibits cancer growth.

ESSIAC

Essiac is an herbal dietary supplement that showed absolutely no ill side effects. You apply this information at your own discretion. Reading or in any way receiving material from Dr. Gonzalez the Essiac discussion pages via any medium is done at your own risk. It is wisest to seek quality, professional medical guidance before beginning any type of medical treatment or therapy - holistic or allopathic. Canadian nurse Rene Caisse to successfully treat thousands of cancer patients from the 1920s until her death in 1978 at the age of ninety used Essiac, a harmless herbal tea. Refusing payment for her services, instead accepting only voluntary contributions, the Bracebridge, Ontario, nurse brought remissions to hundreds of documented cases, many abandoned as �hopeless� or �terminal� by orthodox medicine. She aided countless more in prolonging life and relieving pain. Caisse obtained remarkable results against a wide variety of cancers, treating persons by administering Essiac through hypodermic injection or oral ingestion. The formula for the herbal remedy was given to Caisse in 1922 by a hospital patient whose breast cancer had been healed by an Ontario Indian medicine man. Essiac came within just three votes of being legalized by the Canadian parliament in 1938.  Over the years, many prominent physicians voiced their support for the efficacy of Caisse�s medicine. For example, Dr. Charles Brusch-a founder of the prestigious Brusch Medical Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a former physician to President John F. Kennedy-declared that �Essiac has merit in the treatment of cancer� and revealed that he cured his own cancer with it. In a notarized statement made on April 6, 1990, Dr.  Brusch testified, �I endorse this therapy even today for I have in fact cured my own cancer, the original site of which was the lower bowels, through Essiac alone.� Despite such support, Rene Caisse lived under the constant threat of persecution and harassment by Canadian authorities. Today, Essiac is unapproved for marketing in the United States and Canada.  However, Resperin Corporation of Ontario provides Essiac to patients in Canada under a special agreement with the Canadian Health and Welfare department, which permits �emergency releases of Essiac on compassionate grounds� while still deeming it �an ineffective cancer treatment.� Another company reportedly has the authentic formula for the herbal remedy in Caisse�s handwriting, plus eight of her formula variations for specific cancers, including cancer of the prostate.  It recently made Essiac available through various distributors.  A number of herbal distributors claim to sell the original Essiac tea. Prospective users should carefully weigh the background of all vendors and examine all claims with caution.  Rene Caisse refused to publicly divulge the precise Essiac formula during her lifetime, fearing that a monopolistic medical establishment would either try to discredit the formula or use it to reap enormous profits. Also, she wanted Essiac safe for immediate use on suffering cancer patients, but medical experts demanded prior testing on lab mice. Caisse repeatedly offered to reveal the exact formula and method of preparation if the Canadian medical authorities would first admit that Essiac had merit in the treatment of cancer. But the doctors and politicians argued that they realistically couldn�t give any such endorsement until they first knew what was in the herbal mixture. The result was a standoff. The principal herbs in Essiac include burdock root, turkey rhubarb root (Indian rhubarb), sheep sorrel, and slippery elm bark. Burdock root, a key active ingredient, is also a major ingredient of the Hoxsey herbal remedy. As discussed in the chapter on the Hoxsey therapy, two Hungarian scientists in 1966 reported �considerable antitumor activity. In a purified fraction of burdock.1 In addition, as also discussed, Japanese scientists at Nagoya University in 1984 discovered burdock contains a new type of desmutagen, a substance uniquely capable of reducing cell mutation either in the absence or in the presence of metabolic activation. So important is this property, the Japanese researchers named it the B-factor, for �burdock factor.�2 Another herb in Essiac, turkey rhubarb root, was demonstrated to have antitumor activity in the sarcoma-37 animal test system.  Herbalists, however, believe that the synergistic interaction of herbal ingredients contributes to their therapeutic effects. They point out that laboratory tests on a single, isolated compound from one herbal formula fail to address this synergistic potency.  Through her work with cancer patients, Caisse observed that Essiac broke down nodular masses to a more normal tissue, while greatly alleviating pain. Many patients would report an enlarging and hardening of the tumor after a few treatments.  Then the tumor would start to soften. People also frequently reported a discharge of large amounts of pus and fleshy material. Masses of diseased tissue were sloughed off in persons with breast, rectum, and internal cancers. After this process, the tumor would be gone. Caisse theorized that one of the herbs in Essiac reduced tumor growth while other herbs acted as blood purifiers, carrying away-destroyed tissue as well as infections related to the malignancy. She also speculated that Essiac strengthened the body�s innate defense mechanisms, enabling normal cells to destroy abnormal ones as Nature intended.  Even if a tumor didn�t disappear, Caisse maintained, it could be forced to regress, then surgically removed after six to eight Essiac treatments, with much less risk of metastasizing and causing new outbreaks. �If there is any suspicion that any malignant cells are left after the operation,� she stated, �then Essiac should be given once a week for at least three months, supplying the body with the resistance to a recurrence that is needed.�

She wrote, �In the case of cancer of the breast, the primary growth will usually invade the mammary gland of the opposite breast or the auxilla, or both. If Essiac is administered either orally or by hypodermic injection, into the forearm, the secondary growth will regress into the primary mass, enlarging it for a time, but when it is all localized it will loosen and soften and can then be removed without the danger of recurrence.�4 Caisse spoke from personal experience, having administered thousands of Essiac injections to gravely ill patients, always under the supervision of a physician.

In 1983, Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick, chief of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto�s Hospital for Sick Children, urged Canada�s highest health officials to launch �a scientific clinical trial� of Essiac. In a letter to the Canadian Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr. Hendrick reported that eight of ten patients with surgically treated tumors of the central nervous system, after following an Essiac regimen, had �escaped from the conventional methods of therapy including both radiation and chemotherapy.�5 Yet today, patients in Canada must go through a bureaucratic maze that makes it difficult or impossible for them to receive Essiac therapy.  The story of Essiac began in 1922, when Caisse, a surgical nurse working in a Haileybury, Ontario, hospital, noticed an elderly patient with a strangely scarred, gnarled breast. When Rene asked the woman, who was nearly eighty, what had happened, the woman replied that some thirty years earlier, she had developed a growth on her breast and an Indian friend had offered to heal it with herbal medicine. This woman and her husband then went to Ontario, where doctors confirmed the diagnosis of advanced cancer and told her the breast would have to be surgically removed. Opting instead to take her chances with the Indian herbal healer, the woman returned to his mining camp and drank the brew daily. Her tumors gradually shrank, then disappeared. Over two decades later, when Caisse stumbled across her in the hospital, she was still totally cancer-free. Caisse asked the woman for the herbal recipe. �My thought was that if I should ever develop cancer, I would use it,� Caisse later wrote. In 1924, Caisse�s aunt, Mireza Potvin, was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the stomach and was told she had six months at the most to live. Remembering the Indian brew, Rene asked her aunt�s physician, Dr. R. O. Fisher of Toronto, for permission to try it on her dying relative. Dr.  Fisher consented, and Rene gathered the herbs to brew the tea.  After drinking the herbal concoction daily for two months, Mireza Potvin rallied, got well, and went on to live another twenty-one years. Soon Caisse and Dr. Fisher teamed to treat cancer patients who had been written off by their doctors as terminal. Many of these patients, too, showed dramatic improvement. Working nights and weekends in Toronto in her mother�s basement, which Rene had converted into a laboratory, she and Dr. Fisher experimented on mice inoculated with human cancer. They modified the combination of herbs to maximize efficacy. It was at this point that Rene named the herbal treatment Essiac (her name spelled backwards). One of Rene�s first cases was a woman who had cancer of the bowel complicated by diabetes. In order to avoid further problems, the patient stopped taking insulin in 1925. Under Essiac therapy, the woman�s tumor at first became larger and harder, almost obstructing her bowel. Then, as she continued her Essiac injections, the tumor softened, got smaller, and disappeared.  Oddly enough, the woman�s diabetes also disappeared during the course of Essiac treatment.

PREPARATION OF THE 4-HERB  FORMULA

Supplies needed. Stainless Steel or enamel canning pot with lid.  Never use aluminum. Another large pot to pour hot liquid into while you strain it, This can be pyrex, stainless steel. Stainless steel mesh strainer and spoon and label 32 ounce amber glass bottles to store your finished product In. (They need to be amber, as the formula Is light sensitive and will not stay as potent.)

PROCEDURE TO MAKE YOUR TEA

1.  To make two-gallon recipe - Mix the four herbs together.

(approximately I cup) (You may cut the recipe in half if you wish, but we do recommend that you halve each package of herbs first, then mix them together.  The reason for this is that the powdered herbs, such as the Turkey Rhubarb fall to the bottom and your recipe will not be evenly divided if you don�t split them first.)

2.  Full recipe - Bring two gallons of water to a boil.  If using only half of the herbs, bring 1 gallon of water to a boil.  Stir in herbs, replace lid and boil for 10 minutes.

3.  Turn off stove, scrape down sides, mix well and allow pot to sit and remain closed for 12 hours. (This is the steeping and extraction process,)

4.  Reheat to almost boiling, about 10 minutes, Let cool just a little and begin straining process.  Strain as many times as you like.  A little herb left in the liquid will not hurt it in any way.  Reheat your liquid once again. 2 - 3 minute only.  This will kill any bacteria that may have landed in your liquid and help keep it from spoiling.

5.  Using a funnel or a glass-measuring cup, put your hot liquid into preheated bottles, You can heat the bottles in the oven - 200 degrees - 5 or 10 minutes.  Do not put caps in oven�.

6.  Cap, let cool and then put in the refrigerator.  This will be good for two weeks.  Label the day you made it and the day it expires.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Mix 2 oz. of herbal liquid with 2 oz. of hot water.  Never heat this formula or the hot water. Formula should be taken on an empty stomach to allow for better absorbability.  Always take before eating.Wait 10-20 minutes before eating.This formula can be taken 1 to 3 times per day; the herbal formula is non-toxic in proper doses. These herbs do stimulate the body to throw off toxins and therefore it is important that you drink plenty of clean spring water and have regular bowel movements. Dr, Gary Glum recommends 3 times a day for cancer and serious ailments twice a day for chronic and 1 time a day for maintenance and gentle detoxification.

FLAXSEED OIL

The work of Dr. Johanna Budwig convinced many researchers to look at supplementation with flaxseed oil. With typical Germanic thoroughness and tenacity, Dr. Budwig has spent a lifetime espousing her research that the main cause of disease of all kinds, and particularly cancer, is related to an imbalance or lack of the omega-3. 6, and 9 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil is perhaps the richest source of these fatty acids, but is very fragile and must be processed and handled in a very special way. Normal use in cancer is one ounce daily. Hemp oil from marijuana seeds contains omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9, one tablespoon 2 times a day, Linum B6 by Standard Process is very good.

THYMUS THERAPY

The thymus, a gland in the chest that shrinks as one grows older, has been recognized as the �seat� of the immune system.  It produces various hormone-like substances, which influence the maturation and growth of T-cells, which are crucial in the body�s defense against cancer. Whole thymus extract Thymus PMG,  Thymex, and Immuplex from Standard Process, plus a number of specific extracts such as thymosin and thymopoietin, have been used to build up the immune system which not only defends us against cancer but can assist in treating almost any disease. Immuplex 6 a day 3 Thymus  3 Thymex are very good.  

ARGININE

Arginine (1-arginine) is an amino acid which is essential for life.  Experiments have led to the conclusion that giving arginine in fairly large doses �led to virtually complete inhibition of the carcinogenic process�. In 1980, National Cancer Institute scientists found that injections of arginine into tumor- bearing rats consistently inhibited the growth of tumors. The scientists noted: �Within two weeks, tumor size was reduced to 80 percent of the initial size. Tumor-bearing animals showed no toxic effects from the arginine�.

PHOTOLUMINESCENT THERAPY

Photoluminescence is a word that sounds high tech and a bit mysterious but is actually an extremely simple, painless and safe means of treating a patient. During the therapy, blood is drawn from the patient and passed through a very thin cuvette, which is exposed, to a specific ultraviolet light. A similar form of therapy was developed and used successfully years ago, but was discontinued with the advent of antibiotics. Conditions treated include hepatitis, cancer, infections of all kinds, etc. The clear advantage to this therapy over antibiotics is that the biggest problem with the antibiotics - resistant strains of bacteria -just do not develop. Ultraviolet light is as effective today as it was in the beginning of time and destroys all types of unwanted bacteria in the blood! The second effect of photoluminescence is its ability to stimulate the body�s own defenses, the immune system. Healing must come from within - you can�t buy it. What you can do is support the body�s ability to defend itself against the onslaught of changes caused by bacterial invasion. One way to support the immune system is to rid the body of as many toxins as possible. Photoluminescence therapy does that.  Another way to support the immune system is to give it new energy. Photoluminescence therapy does that!

METASTASIS PREVENTION

The word �metastasis� strikes terror into the hearts of the oncologist. His results drop down to below one-half of one-percent recovery when cancer has spread from the primary site.  He now knows that he has a patient that is going to die - sooner or later. Holistic therapy does not fear metastasis but treats the body as a whole to make it an unwelcome host to further abnormal growth. What works for the primary tumor will work for the metastasis. In addition a new weapon has appeared on the scene: Modified Citrus Pectin Citrus pectin has been around a long time and is used in the food industry frequently. Recently some research scientists found that if they modified the long chain of polysaccharides into shorter chains, the resultant substance prevented migrating cancer cells from attaching to a site and beginning a new tumor. In fact, the correct dosage, about 15 grams per day, was 90 plus percent successful in preventing metastatic growth! It must be noted that modified citrus pectin is not a treatment for cancer but instead a preventive of metastasis or spreading of cancer.

CANCER PATIENTS

Nearly one third of cancer patients in industrialized countries complement their conventional medical treatment with alternative therapies, according to a study in the August 15th issue of the Journal of Cancer. The increasing popularity of alternative medicine among cancer patients may be the result of a widespread philosophy to �leave no stone unturned,� Dr.  Edzard Ernst of the University of Exeter, UK, and Dr. Barrie R.  Cassileth of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill write. In most cases, it appears that cancer patients use alternative therapies as a complement to, rather than a substitute for, standard medical therapy. Ernst and Cassileth reviewed the results of 26 surveys of �complementary/alternative medicine� (CAM) use by cancer patients in 13 countries. The prevalence of CAM cancer therapy use in the surveys ranged from 7% to 64%, with an average prevalence of 31.4%. The variance in CAM use across the studies was not explained by regional variations in use or by changes in the popularity of alternative medicine over time, the authors point out. Rather, they believe differences in the ways the studies were conducted or in the definition of �complementary/alternative medicine� are likely responsible.  �In the 1990s, the most commonly noted CAM therapies across all studies include mind-body approaches (meditation, relaxation, hypnotherapy, visualization, and other imagery techniques), reflexology, dietary approaches and food supplements, Chinese medications, botanical preparations, homeopathy, and spiritual healing,� the study authors note.  Ernst and Cassileth recommend more research on the trend, and state that future studies should help distinguish �between potentially harmful alternative �cancer cures� and potentially beneficial complementary therapies employed as adjuncts to cancer treatment.� As with all procedures and methodologies, holistic practices offer the enthusiast an opportunity to explore areas that they might not be qualified in. If you choose holistic therapy, please be aware that this arena has as many incompetents as the medical field. Talk to your Doctor and peoples who have been healed before, them you can make up your mind.

Holistic therapy for many forms of cancer, especially breast, bone, lung, colon and prostate cancer is well researched, well documented and proven in spite of the legal restrictions placed on its use. The best part of this therapy is that it does not weaken the body as a whole but actually strengthens it. Many metastatic cancer patients who have been told that there is nothing else that orthodox medicine has to offer are considering the therapies offered at Hospitals in Germany, Mexico and Cuba. I invite you to consider this option also. In Mexico, Germany, England and Cuba there have been many patients who have gained a precious new outlook on life, often in a state of remission!

If you are faced with a decision as to what to do for an apparent incurable disease, consider the option of holistic therapy.  Facilities in several countries of the world are carrying out the protocol developed by some good Doctors who agree with the New England Medical Research Team report, that Chemotherapy or Radiation do not cure or heal CANCER.

HUMAN CANCER AND DNA REPAIR

DEFICIENT DISEASES

Cancer development requires the accumulation of numerous genetic changes, which are usually believed to occur through the presence of unprepared DNA lesions. Exogenous or endogenous DNA damaging agents can lead to mutations in the absence of efficient error free repair, via replication of DNA damage.  Several DNA repair pathways are present in living cells and well conserved from bacteria to human cells. A part from mismatch repair, photolyases, base excision, and postreplication repair, the nucleotide excision repair (NER), the most versatile of these DNA repair systems, recognizes and eliminates a wide variety of DNA lesions and particularly those induced by ultraviolet (UV) light. The phenotypic consequences of an NER defect in humans are apparent in rare but dramatic diseases characterized by hypersensitivity to UV and a striking clinical and genetic heterogeneity. The xeroderma pigmentosum syndrome (XP), the Cockayne�s syndrome (CS), and the photosensitive form of trichothiodystrophy (TTD) are three of these clinically distinct human disorders inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.  Persistence of unprepared DNA damage produced by exposure to UV light is associated, in the XP syndrome, with an extremely high level of skin tumors in sun Exposed sites. But the direct link of defective DNA repair to cancer seems to be complex, since, in contrast to patients with XP, those with TTD or CS do not have an increased frequency of skin cancers.  The understanding of the absence of skin tumors in TTD and CS patients may offer a way to better protect normal individuals from the most rapidly increasing cancer skin cancer. KEY WORDS: Cockayne�s syndrome, DNA damage, nucleotide excision repair, trichothiodystrophy, ultraviolet, xeroderma pigmentosum.

(1) Can or will a given virus enter/invade a cell that has already been invaded by one of the virus� sisters?  Don�t know.

(2) Every cell�s DNA coding has many miles of code that does nothing.  Included in the DNA chain are �switches� that tell the cell not to read or act on the code, although it is replicated when the cell reproduces. Where does this extra coding come from?  Don�t know, although �does nothing� is an anthropormorphic view.  Consider the selfish DNA hypothesis.  An organism is DNA�s way of making more DNA.

Long noncoding DNA sequences propagate for their own sake.  The more we learn about mammalian genomes, the more functions are ascribed to formerly �junk� DNA.  Much of the non coding sequences are regulatory elements that control gene expression.  Realize that humans encode maybe 100,000 genes, but fewer than 5,000 are expressed in any given cell.  We know that, in general, viruses reproduce by attaching their own genetic material to the cells.

No.  In general, viruses invade cells and take over the cellular machinery to their own reproduction, but they do not integrate into host DNA, with the exception of the retroviruses.  There are only about two known human retroviruses, one of which is HIV.  Other species have more, but it is not the preferred lifestyle by a long shot. It is possible that integrated retroviruses encode for repressor proteins that inhibit secondary infection, similar to phage lambda in E. coli. But on the whole viruses do not insert material into the genome, and are not the source for the non Coding DNA formerly called �junk.�

(3) A possible cause of cancers: faulty �off� switches.

This is in fact true, but it has nothing to do with viruses.  Many genes control cell proliferation.  By definition, oncogenes are genes that, when turned on, force the cell into a proliferative mode.  Tumor suppressor genes, when on, tend to retard cell growth. There are many examples of cancers that have been traced to +over activation of oncogenes or deactivation of tumor suppressor genes. The paradigm is that cells have many different growth controls; several different �switches� must be damaged in order to transform a cell. How do all these switches get �set� wrong?  Difficult to say.  Sometimes chromosomal abnormalities occur that bring a silent gene into an active region, or move an active gene into a silent region (oversimplification). Sometimes it�s just bad luck (a wrong base inserted during replication.) For more info, look at a book called (I think) �The Transformed Cell� well written for non-science audiences.

Fwd: Viruses/DNA/Cancer Viruses/DNA/Cancer What follows are questions and a line of reasoning. 

(1) Can or will a given virus enter/invade a cell that has already been invaded by one of the virus� sisters?  If not, has the first virus somehow coded the surface of the infected cell so as to discourage further infiltrations?

(2) Every cell�s DNA coding has many miles of code that does nothing.  Included in the DNA chain are �switches� that tell the cell not to read or act on the code, although it is replicated when the cell reproduces. Where does this extra coding come from?

(a) We know that, in general, viruses reproduce by attaching their own genetic material to the cells and thereby forcing the cell to use its machinery to replicate many more viruses. Is it possible that some of the  �extra� coding in cells is DNA that was injected into the cell or its predecessor by a virus, incorporated into the cell�s DNA coding, and then switched off by the cell (as a defense mechanism) with one of the �Do not read� switches mentioned above?

(b)          Additionally, if (1) and (2a) are correct could not be the cell using the virus as a means of shutting down infiltration by sister Viruses?  That is, having incorporated the virus into its own DNA and having rendered the virus coding impotent with the �off� switch, could not the cell and its successors use the virus� own �do not invade� coding to ward off sister virus infiltration�s? 

Alternatively, another approach: the cell, having incorporated the virus� coding, and rendered it impotent with the �off� switch, reads the virus and uses it as a comparison piece as part of a defense stratagem against viruses that attempt to infiltrate in much the same way as the virus program my computer uses.  That is when a virus similar to one already incorporated attempt to infiltrate the cell, the cell is able somehow to recognize the virus and deny it venue.

(3) A possible cause of cancers: faulty �off� switches.  The incorporated viral coding is left in a partly �on� state, and that coding forces the cell to replicate out of control. Thanks for reading this post.  If anybody would like to respond to me, I�ll look forward to reading same.

           DNA MUTATIONS AND CANCER

A gene mutates when a change occurs in one or more nucleotides. A mutation is only significant if it is in an expressed (active) gene in a cell and the error is not repaired. Sometimes, a single gene mutation leads to cancer. For example, in retinoblastoma, a single gene mutation can lead to eye cancer before a child is 10 years old. In other cases (breast, colon, lung cancer, for example), it appears that a single mutation or even a handful of mutations does not cause cancer.  Mutations occur in human DNA throughout our lives, and yet most of the times they don�t make us sick. Why? Most human body cells have proteins  (enzymes) that quickly repair damaged DNA. Thus, for a mutation to occur, a defective gene must escape the cell�s mechanisms for repairing DNA.  Unprepared DNA mutations that lead to cancer usually involve genes critical to cell division. An unprepared mutation in a gene that does not regulate cell division probably means cancer will not develop. When a DNA error is not repaired, the cell passes on its defective gene to new cells, leading to many biochemical events that, over the years, tell normal cells to become cancerous.

CANCER GENES

Cancer genes are either oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes.  People inherit both types. Oncogenes carry out many functions in the cell, where they play a role in cell division. However, they can also mutate and cause out control cell division: cancer. An oncogene is like an accelerator that speeds up the changes and replication of a cancerous cell. If the body�s defenses cannot stop this exponential division, cancer can develop and spread.  Tumor suppressor genes normally �put the brakes� on oncogenes. When mutations deactivate or eliminate these control genes; precancerous cells are then free to develop into cancer and spread. Like oncogenes, normal or dysfunctional tumor suppressor genes are passed on when a cell divides. The best known tumor suppressor gene is p53; mutated forms are involved in more than half of all human tumors, including cancers of the breast, lung, colon, brain and ovary.

GENE THERAPY

With gene therapy, doctors try to replace a defective gene with copies of a normal gene to turn on cellular processes for reducing or eliminating disease. Because cancer involves so many genes, many scientists doubt that gene therapy alone can treat cancer�s many variations, especially in the immediate future. Another avenue is the study of how DNA regulates the destruction of old, worn out cells, and a necessary and normal process to prevent damaged cells from reproducing. The ends of chromosomes have sections called telomeres. Young cells have long strings of telomeres at the tips of their chromosomes. Each time a cell divides, a portion of this string breaks off.  Eventually, when the length of the telomere string becomes very short, the cell stops reproducing. Cancer cells bypass this death sentence by making an enzyme that prevents the telomere chain from shortening. If scientists can deactivate this enzyme, they will prevent the cancer cells from trying to live on forever.

LABORATORY   RESEARCH Epidemiologists helped to link the deer tick with Lyme disease, sexual activity with HIV infection and AIDS, and smoking with lung cancer, among other achievements. Many epidemiologists specializing in cancer research concentrate on cancer prevention. At major research hospitals and universities and government organizations such as the National Cancer Institute, researchers are studying how diet, changes in behavior, and new drugs can reduce the number of cancers that occur.

CELL CULTURE STUDIES

Cell culture studies are significantly reducing the need For animal research. Cell cultures contain living cells that grow in laboratory dishes and that scientists call in vitro (in glass) cells. These cultures grow in nutrients and growth factors collectively referred to as medium.  There are tens of thousands of cell types. They come from human volunteers, animals, bacteria, and from plants. Toxicologists often use cell cultures to study the effects of natural and artificial substances on the genes of plants and animals, including genetic mutations. If a compound �passes� mutagenicity studies, it �graduates� to carcinogenicity studies, which are required by the FDA. In this phase, scientists test whether the compound causes cancer in animals, usually rodents.

Before going on the market, a new drug compound must be tested for safety and efficacy in cell cultures, whole animals, and humans. Only when a compound is found to be safe in cell cultures and animals, will it be tested on volunteers in human clinical trials. A drug becomes available after it is found safe and effective through rigorous testing.

ANIMALS IN CANCER

RESEARCH

Scientists use animals to investigate the causes of cancer, test new treatments, search for and work with new screening and diagnostic tools, and conduct molecular studies that may have a link to cancer. Researchers nearly always conduct the initial studies on rats and mice. About 90 percent of all animal research occur with rodents, partly because of the ability to generate genetically identical animals in these species.  Many anti cancer drugs are toxic to normal cells as well as cancer cells and can have toxic side effects.  For this reason, scientists must test them on higher order animals, such as dogs, ferrets, or rabbits, before human beings take the new drug or before drugs can be administered to pets, livestock, etc. If the drug may cause a particular side effect in humans, the researcher picks an animal species to best model that possible side effect. In these tests, scientists use the fewest animals� possible and minimize the animals� discomfort. Some tests for new cancer treatments and diagnostic techniques are performed on veterinary patients.  Veterinarians conduct clinical trials using people sick pets, with the owners� permission. These tests often provide beneficial new cancer treatments for animals that may ultimately be used for humans.  Veterinary patients often benefit from new cancer drugs two to five years before humans, because new drugs can go into clinical trials for animals at a faster Pace than for humans.

EPIDEMIOLOGISTS ON THE JOB

Why do certain women have higher rates of breast cancer?  Than other women? Why do some people get Lyme disease and others don�t? These are the types of questions that epidemiologists tackle. These public health scientists work to find the cause of a disease so that they can prevent it.  Epidemiologists study diseases as widespread as the flu and as population  specific as sicklecell anemia, a disease primarily occurring in African Americans. Some diseases are epidemics (diseases that spread rapidly and affect many people at once).  Others are chronic, taking many years to develop.  Epidemiologists study the health of a community; the community could be as small as a school or as large as a continent.

After finding the cause of a disease, epidemiologists search for ways to prevent it. For example, they asked Lyme disease victims what they wore when they were in the woods. Did they use bug repellent? Did they check for ticks after being in the woods and tall grass? Answers to these questions led to the recommendation that people protect themselves from Lyme disease by wearing light colored pants and long sleeved shirts when in areas where there might be ticks. Epidemiologists specialize in many areas: infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, and environmental epidemiology to name a few. People interested in the field don�t necessarily need a doctorate. A four-year college degree in public health can be an entry point to a job in local, state, or public health service.  Usually an advanced degree is needed to design and direct epidemiological studies. Both master�s degrees and doctorates can be earned in epidemiology and in public health.

CANCER STATISTICS

The average American male has a 1 in 3 chance and the average American female has a 1 in 4 chance of developing cancer sometime during their lives. The chances of getting cancer increase with age. The leading type of cancer for men is prostate; for women, it�s breast cancer. The leading cancer killer for both men and women is lung cancer. Each year, more than a million Americans are diagnosed with cancer; more than half a million die from it. Cancer is the second leading cause of death (after heart disease) in the U.S. About half of all cancer patients survive for at least five years after diagnosis.

GENETICS

Today, scientists recognize that many if not all, cancers involve mutations in the DNA of normal cells. Most cancers must involve many genes over a long period of time, they believe.  Moreover, mutations in those genes must escape the cell�s natural mechanism for repairing damaged DNA. Scientists are trying to learn why the process of DNA repair becomes defective, how to prevent this breakdown, and how to improve the DNA repair process.  Exciting advances are leading to the development of screening tests for cancer susceptibility genes. If these tests identify genes for certain cancers, such as colon cancer, people at risk could modify their lifestyles to delay or prevent disease. Advances in DNA cancer research may also yield new medicine to replace or correct the function of mutated cancer genes. Gene therapy (replacing defective genes with healthy ones) is a potential cancer treatment for the long run. It is still experimental.

CANCER TREATMENT

A tumor is a lump that�s either benign (non cancerous), such as warts and papillomas, or malignant (cancerous). Malignant tumors are able to metastasize (invade other tissues). Most cancer patients do not die of the primary malignant tumor, but of cancer that metastasizes. For example, breast cancer that spreads to the lung interferes with oxygen uptake, resulting in muscle pain, dizziness and ultimately, death. As cancer researchers look for new treatments, a common objective is to prevent, reverse, or slow metastasis. Chemotherapy: The chief treatment for cancer is surgery followed by either chemotherapy (anti cancer drugs), radiation, or both.  Researchers have made major advances in chemotherapy over the last three to four decades, especially in curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin�s disease and testicular cancer. However, cancers of the lung, colon, breast and prostate those responsible for the majority of cancer deaths have not been treated as successfully. In the last 10 to 15 years, chemotherapeutic agents made by microorganisms or plants have replaced nitrogen mustard, methotrexate, and other such compounds used in chemotherapy. Four of the newer drugs are doxorubicin (trade name Adriamycin), derived from a bacterium that lives in the soil, and taxol, which comes from Pacific, European, and Asian yew trees, and Fluorouracil main drug and Leucovorin. For more information call 1-800-cancer.

RADIATION TREATMENT

Brachytherapy is a new therapy that involves placing radioactive pellets either directly into a tumor or within a catheter in the body, providing a controlled dose of radiation to the tumor. Physicians sometimes combine brachytherapy with conventional radiation therapy. Immunotherapy: A newer class of drugs helps the immune system ward off cancer. These immuno  modulators are cells or substances called serum factors that augment the patient�s natural immunity against cancer.  Interferon is a cancer fighting substance that occurs naturally in the body. Doctors are just beginning to use it to treat a very rare blood cancer called hairy cell leukemia. Certain types of proteins (monoclonal antibodies) travel by blood stream and �find� cancer cells by binding to a specific antigen (receptor) on the cell surface. Some researchers are exploring the idea of using monoclonal antibodies as �delivery vehicles� for anti cancer drugs. Naturopathic Doctors in Europe, Russia, England, Italy, Spain and South America are using the following Vitamins and Minerals formula to help rebuild the immune system with out the use of any drugs.

10 Immuplex

15 Calsol

5 Lact-Enz

5 Cal-Amo

5 Spanish Black Radish

3 Til B 12

GENE THERAPY

Gene therapy is based on the experimental concept of correcting a genetic defect by supplying a patient with a healthy copy of a gene. With gene therapy, doctors try to replace a defective gene with copies of a normal gene to turn on cellular processes for reducing or eliminating disease. Because cancer involves so many genes, many scientists doubt that gene therapy alone can treat cancer�s many variations, especially in the immediate future. Another avenue is the study of how DNA regulates the destruction of old, worn out cells, a necessary and normal process to prevent damaged cells from reproducing.  The ends of chromosomes have sections called telomeres. Young cells have long strings of telomeres at the tips of their chromosomes. Each time a cell divides, a portion of this string breaks off. Eventually, when the length of the telomere string becomes very short, the cell stops reproducing. Cancer Cells bypass this death sentence by making an enzyme that prevents the telomere chain from shortening. If Scientists can deactivate this enzyme, they will prevent the cancer cells from trying to live on forever.

PETS AND CANCER

Thanks to advances in cancer treatment for both humans and animals and to an increasing interest in veterinary oncology, more domestic and farm, animals are being treated for cancer and given additional years of life. Many of these advances are the result of research on laboratory animals. One of the most common cancers in both dogs and cats is skin cancer.  Another common cat cancer is lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). This part of the immune system drains lymph (a fluid with white blood cells) from all over the body into the bloodstream. The feline leukemia virus or the feline immunodeficiency virus (similar to the virus that causes AIDS) is often the cause of lymphoma. Neither virus affects humans.  Cats can be vaccinated against the feline leukemia virus, the world�s first anti cancer vaccine. The vaccine is an effective preventive measure but does nothing for cats already infected.  Cat lymphoma can be treated with chemotherapy. The success usually depends on how far the cancer has progressed.  The most common cancers for dogs are mammary gland cancer and lymphoma. Of all dogs brought to university veterinary teaching facilities for malignancies, about one in seven will have malignant lymphoma. Unlike cat lymphoma, canine lymphoma does not appear to be caused by a virus. As with cats, treatment can prolong a dog�s life. Veterinarians look for cancer when an animal has one or more of the following symptoms: enlarged masses, changing color of these masses, unexplained weight Loss, diarrhea, vomiting, or significant decrease in Activity. However, these symptoms can occur for many reasons other than cancer.

CANCER PREVENTION

About 90 percent of deaths from lung cancer and 30 percent of all cancer, deaths in the U.S. are attributed to tobacco use.  Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of cancer.  Researchers have linked smoking to cancers of the mouth, esophagus, lung, larynx, bladder, kidney, cervix, and pancreas.  Studies show that the heavier the smoking and the earlier it started, the more likely a person is to develop a malignancy.  Recent studies by the U.S. Surgeon General report: the number of young adult smokers (ages 18 to 24) is increasing the average age of a first time smoker is 14.5 years 70 percent of smokers tried their first cigarette by age 18 1 million teenagers use smokeless tobacco.  Adolescents of both sexes smoke in equal numbers Studies show that about one third of all cancer deaths may be related to diet and that a high fiber, low fat diet with more fruits and vegetables helps to prevent many types of cancer.

SMOKING & NUTRITION

Most people inherit a healthy set of genes, a precious inter generational gift that deserves to be safeguarded.  The best way to prevent damages to your genes and therefore prevents cancer.  Is to lead a healthy lifestyle.  Avoid carcinogens (cancer causing agents) just as you would avoid an assailant lurking in a dark alley. The �most wanted� DNA muggers are well known:

Tobacco Smoked, chewed, or inhaled indirectly as secondhand smoke Poor diet high in fat and low in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables Excessive ultraviolet rays (a whopping 90 percent of all skin cancers can be prevented by limiting exposure to UV rays; see the BioRAP: Skin issue.)

DIET AND CANCER

One of the best cancer preventatives may be no further away than your kitchen. Studies have shown that high fat, low fiber diets may increase a person�s chances of getting many different cancers, including those of the breast, prostate, and colon. Other research also indicates that by eating several servings of vegetables and fruit daily, people can decrease their chances of lung, prostate, bladder, esophagus, colorectal, and stomach cancers.

In trying to piece together the puzzle of why certain diets can increase or mitigate the risks of getting cancer, epidemiologists, other researchers, and physicians are increasingly looking at compounds that occur naturally in foods. Certain foods have naturally occurring compounds called phytochemicals that appear to block the formation of cancer cells. One such compound is sulforaphane, which researchers have found in broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, turnips, and kale. Tests on laboratory rats showed that when sulforaphane is in the bloodstream, far fewer animals developed mammary gland cancer than when sulforaphane was absent. Other protective compounds, which in their own ways appear to block the formation or growth of cancer cells, may be found in other foods such as tomatoes, soybeans, garlic, onions and citrus fruits.  Fruits and vegetables contain many substances including beta-carotene, which has been shown to inhibit tumors in some animal studies. However, it is not known whether beta-carotene by itself can prevent cancers, or whether protective effects are due to other compounds in fruits and vegetables. Conflicting results on beta-carotene point out the need for many studies before epidemiologists and other specialists can recommend dietary supplements to reduce cancer risk. By looking at people�s diets and comparing cancer rates among different ethnic and geographic populations, epidemiologists are working to get clues that may help identify cancer inhibitors and thus further refine dietary recommendations.  Because large population studies are never exactly the same there may be a different population group, different cancers, or a different combination of food and nutrients public health specialists look at the total body of evidence before drawing conclusions.

DIET STRATEGIES

From what is known so far, the National Cancer Institute recommends seven steps to better health and reduced cancer risks. Eat a variety of foods. No one food provides all of the nutrients that a person needs. Choose many foods, all in moderation. Maintain a desirable weight. Obesity can contribute to cancers of the colon, breast, prostate, gallbladder, ovaries and uterus. Eat fruits and vegetables. Leading health authorities recommend that people eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Studies have shown that diets low in vitamin A, present in many fruits and vegetables, may increase the risk for some cancers. Reduce fat intake. High Fat diets may contribute to certain cancers, including breast, colon and prostate. Almost 40 percent of the calories in a typical American diet now come from fat. Health experts recommend 30 percent or less. Eat higher fiber foods. High fiber foods may reduce the risk of colon cancer and are a good substitute for fatty foods.  Americans now eat about 11 grams of fiber daily. The NCI recommends that Americans eat between 20 and 30 grams daily but not more than 35 grams. Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods. Drink in moderation. Alcohol is associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus and liver, and maybe-other cancers, including breast cancer. The cancer risks are even greater for people who both drink and smoke.  Reduce intake of salt cured, smoked, and nitrite cured foods. These foods may contribute to cancer of the esophagus and stomach.

GENETICS

Today, scientists recognize that many if not all, cancers involve mutations in the DNA of normal cells.  Most cancers must involve many genes over a long period, they believe.  Moreover, mutations in those genes must escape the cell�s natural mechanism for repairing damaged DNA. Scientists are trying to learn why the process of DNA repair becomes defective, how to prevent this breakdown, and how to improve the DNA repair process. Exciting advances are leading to the development of screening tests for cancer susceptibility genes. If these tests identify genes for certain cancers, such as colon cancer, people at risk could modify their lifestyles to delay or prevent disease. Advances in DNA cancer research may also yield new medicine to replace or correct the function of mutated cancer genes. Gene therapy (replacing defective genes with healthy ones) is a potential cancer treatment for the long run. It is still experimental.

GENE STRUCTURE 

An estimated 50,000 to 100,000 different genes direct the production of proteins that our cells need to function or replicate. It appears that all of a person�s genes are contained in each cell of the body, but only genes useful to the cell are active (i.e., a liver gene is not active in a brain cell). Genes are located mostly in the nucleus of cells and are grouped as chromosomes.  In humans, each cell contains 46 chromosomes: half-inherited from the father and half from the mother. A gain or loss of chromosomes may lead to death or to a genetic disease such as Down�s syndrome. Genes are made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) the master chemical that directs cell structure and function. If uncoiled from the chromosomes of a cell, a single DNA strand would stretch for about 2 meters (6 feet). The DNA molecule consists of long strands of sugar and phosphate connected by base pairs. These submit of sugar, phosphate, and bases are called nucleotides. The bases adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C are weakly linked in four types of pairs: A A or C G. Their sequence along the DNA double helix determines the structure and function of a gene. Our understanding of DNA replication is still evolving. From what we know, genes must replicate before the cell around them replicates. Enzymes �cut� the DNA molecule along the center, splitting the base pairs and creating two separate DNA strands.  Each strand becomes a template on which to build a new complementary DNA strand. Appropriate nucleotides are added sequentially to pair with each base in the old strand. The result: two doubles stranded DNA helices. When the cell divides, each of the two �daughter� cells gets a helix.

DNA MUTATIONS AND CANCER

A gene mutates when a change occurs in one or more  cleotides.  A mutation is only significant if it is in an expressed (active) gene in a cell and the error is not repaired. Sometimes, a single gene mutation leads to cancer. For example, in retinoblastoma, a single gene mutation can lead to eye cancer before a child is 10 years old. In other cases (breast, colon, lung cancer, for example), it appears that a single mutation or even a handful of mutations does not cause cancer. Mutations occur in human DNA throughout our lives, and yet most of the times they don�t make us sick. Why? Most human body cells have proteins (enzymes) that quickly repair damaged DNA. Thus, for a mutation to occur, a defective gene must escape the cell�s mechanisms for repairing DNA. Unrepaired DNA mutations that lead to cancer usually involve genes critical to cell division.  An unprepared mutation in a gene that does not regulate cell division probably means cancer will not develop. When a DNA error is not repaired, the cell passes on its defective gene to new cells, leading to many biochemical events that, over the years, tell normal cells to become cancerous.

CANCER GENES

Cancer genes are either oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes.  People inherit both types Oncogenes carry out many functions in the cell, where they play a role in cell division. However, they can also mutate and cause out control cell division: cancer. An oncogene is like an accelerator that speeds up the changes and replication of a cancerous cell. If the body�s defenses cannot stop this exponential division, cancer can develop and spread. Tumor suppressor genes normally �put the brakes� on oncogenes.  When mutations deactivate or eliminate these control genes; precancerous cells are then free to develop into cancer and spread. Like oncogenes, normal or dysfunctional tumor suppressor genes are passed on when a cell divides. The best-known tumor suppressor gene is p53; mutated forms are involved in more than half of all human tumors, including cancers of the breast, lung, colon, brain and ovary. How does it work?

It appears to work through the activity of at least four complex proteins contained in the cartilage. The proteins appear to inhibit the development of new blood capillaries needed to feed a fast growing tumor. Without a feeding network, a tumor can�t grow and existing tumors may wither (necroses) when their fragile blood vessels break down and are not replaced. Normal blood vessels are sturdy and last for years; whereas, tumor bloods vessels are very fragile. Other processes are involved, such as the inhibition of cell division and immune system stimulation; however, I feel that the main action comes by inhibiting new blood vessel development. It�s interesting to note that this inhibition of new blood vessel formation occurs in any and all metastasis of a tumor and not just the primary tumor itself. �Clinical Grade Shark Cartilage� (a term used by Dr. Lane to define a high quality pure shark cartilage, processed in a certain way) is now under studies, in clinical trials, in the USA, in brain cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and Kaposi sarcoma. The most frequent solid tumors are: brain cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, oral cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, intestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder and bile ducts cancer, kidney cancer, Wilm�s tumor, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, adrenal gland cancer, thyme cancer, thyroid cancer, sarcomas, Kaposi sarcoma, melanoma, skin cancer, retinoblastoma.

3)  If it inhibits new blood vessel development, does this make it dangerous for me if I have high blood pressure or heart problems?

I am not a medical doctor and competent medical advice should be sought before embarking on any new therapy, but you and your doctor should keep something in mind. Your existing blood network rarely has to be replaced. Generally, new blood vessels form only when: one has a growth, like a tumor (cancerous or benign); during pregnancy; following a recent coronary when collateral arteries form around a blockage to the heart; following major surgery; or during a major body building program or similar situation. I am strictly a researcher, but at times each of us am forced to weigh degrees of risk. For example, if one has a non responsive tumor, that will kill in a short time, and also a heart condition, obviously the degree of danger from each of the risks has to be accessed. Life is full of risks and choices must often be made as to which course of action will provide the greatest chance of survival for the patient: Again, I am not a medical doctor, this is only my opinion. Competent medical advice must be sought in each case.  As for high blood pressure, the use of shark cartilage shouldn�t pose any problem.

4)  Why, in your opinion, are there some negative comments directed at shark cartilage therapy? Aren�t these some of the same people you praise so highly in your book and in speeches?  This is especially difficult to understand, since the clinical work and the patient response to shark cartilage therapy has been so favorable. It is hard to understand their motivation. I believe the criticism is based on the belief that I violated some unwritten scientific creed by worrying more about dying cancer patients than I have about publishing in some scientific journal, a process that could take years. The theory of using angiogenesis inhibition as a method to fight cancer was published 25 years ago. Eleven years ago, it was published that shark cartilage could inhibit angiogenesis and was effective in experimentally stopping tumor growth in rabbits. Even still, dying patients were not being helped by these theories until my work with shark cartilage. Many are critical of my work today because I took this information directly to those that were dying, rather than only to the scientific community. My feelings then and now are if something is non-toxic, it can�t hurt, and the so-called acceptable methods have failed, why can�t a patient be given a chance at life? Today thousands of patients are using shark cartilage and based on my mail and phone calls, thousands are being helped. The scientific community has gotten carried away with chemistry and are obsessed with learning the make up and identification of the active substances in shark cartilage. This is partially due to scientific curiosity, but also largely because of the financial opportunities that synthesis can yield. My desire to work with an active, though crude, natural product in order to save lives while at the same time looking to identify the active components, obviously is contrary to accepted methods and has stirred up considerable criticism. I feel that I am right and they are wrong. But because of their association with the large universities, their opinions often carry more weight than mine do. However, the positive responses on many terminals no hope patients appear to be changing this slowly. The criticism hurts, especially since I respect those that give it and because it is given in such an unfair and authoritative way. Possibly, angiogenesis inhibition is not the only mode of action and possibly other activities in the shark cartilage are also effective, but the important thing is people are being helped and this may be the only shining light on the nearby horizon in cancer therapy. If I were to do it again  I WOULD NOT CHANGE despite the criticism and the lack of financial funding and support.

5)  Despite the good results being reported by so many cancer patients who were considered hopeless, why haven�t all doctors and medical centers started to recommend shark cartilage therapy, at least when conventional therapy has failed and there is little hope for the patient?

This is a tough question and one that is somewhat political.  Many doctors are afraid of being sued or shunned by other practitioners if they suggest something that is not officially approved by the FDA or considered mainstream therapy by the orthodox medical establishment. If they recommend chemo or radiation and a patient dies, they are safe from lawsuits. On the other hand, if they suggest a non-recognized therapy, like shark cartilage, there is a good chance they could be sued should the patient die. A patient can help a doctor with this dilemma by telling the doctor they�ve decided to use shark cartilage therapy and will take responsibility for the results; however, they would like the doctor to monitor the results. Also, you must realize that the medical profession is quite conservative and in many ways closely associated with the pharmaceutical industry. Doctor�s get a great deal of information from representatives of the pharmaceutical companies and since this therapy was not developed by the pharmaceutical industry, precise information is not as readily available as it is with other therapies.  Additionally, since shark cartilage is presently classified as a food supplement, no medical claims can be made. As such, disseminating information on the therapy has been difficult.  FDA sanctioned clinical trials are underway and hopefully, within a short time, some limited uses will be approved. This will ease this problem and make information more available to the doctor. Even now the information is available. I speak regularly all over the world and although these talks are well attended by patients, only the more open-minded doctors seem to attend and show an interest in the therapy.

6)  If shark cartilage can help with very advanced stage 3 and stage 4 cancers, why isn�t it effective with the less advanced stage 1 or stage 2 patients?

I believe that shark cartilage can help at any stage of cancer. At the same time, however, I would never suggest that a patient abandon the currently accepted therapeutic approaches to treatment, until if and when, we have a lot more research under our belt and FDA approval. Although we still need more clinical trials to support the idea, the best approach would probably be to include shark cartilage along with the more traditional therapies like surgery, radiation and hormone therapies. Many natural health advocates are strongly opposed to chemo and radiation, for reasons we all understand. At this time, I remain open on these points, but I do feel that shark cartilage in combination with these accepted therapies can help.  Unfortunately, at this time I have no hard evidence comparing the effectiveness of shark cartilage with or without conventional therapies. I can�t help but think, however, that using a treatment like shark cartilage that preserves the integrity of the immune system, could only improve ones chances of survival.  Certainly, chemo and radiation in many cases hurt the ability of the immune system to naturally protect the body.

7)  What is the difference between powder, capsules and tablets?

The material in all three is the same. For high dosages, powder is probably easier to take and less expensive. At the higher dosages, the gelatin capsules become illogical. The large amounts of gelatin could cause digestive problems. Some patients might find tablets, provided they disintegrate readily, more suitable than the powder, especially if the powder has an unpleasant taste. Again, the dosage is the important part. The type of product will be determined by whatever method of introduction is up to the patient and their ability to use powder or the need to use tablets.

8)  Do you suggest that shark cartilage be self-Medicated or should I consult and work with a doctor?  Although shark cartilage is a food supplement that can be purchased without a prescription, for something serious like cancer, especially advanced stage cancer, competent medical monitoring and advice is mandatory in my opinion. When selecting a doctor, try to seek out a medical or a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor who is familiar with the therapy since experience is needed to evaluate and guide progress. Until more doctors are aware and sympathetic to the therapy, this may take some searching, but my office will try to steer you to a knowledgeable practitioner or possibly even help advise your own doctor. Often one may have to travel to see a doctor with experience with the therapy, at least until more doctors recognize its potential, but I feel one can justify a short trip if it might help save your life. I speak around the country and around the world a lot and hopefully more and more doctors will start attending my lectures or reading my books as a starter. An increasing number of doctor groups are inviting me to speak and I rarely refuse such an opportunity. Therefore, you may also suggest to your doctor that his or her organization invite me to address them so that competent practitioners can intelligently evaluate the knowledge rather than just rejected as quackery as many may arbitrarily do at first. The data has been presented to some of the more critical organizations, including some of the best-known cancer research centers, and to date, not one has expressed major interest.

9)  What dosage levels of shark cartilage have you found to be most effective with various maladies? We recognize that you are not a medical doctor, but please give us your thoughts based on the research and results reported to you.

Doctors working with hundreds of patients typically suggest that with conventional shark cartilage, 1 gram per 2.2 pounds of body weight, per day is effective. However, with very advanced cases, doctors have been using up to twice that level, namely, 1 gram per pound of body weight per day. If the new product BeneFin is used, I suggest 35 grams per 100 pounds of body weight per day as the standard therapeutic dose for advanced cancer. This is a reduction of 30% over conventionally processed shark cartilage. Since there is no toxicity or known adverse side effects, a dose two times higher (70 grams per 100 pounds of body weight per day) may be warranted for very advanced cases to yield a faster response. This should be a judgment call on the part of the practitioner. Most people drink the cartilage orally, in 15 to 20 gram doses, taken as often as needed throughout the day to get the full daily dose. Ideally, the dosage can be divided into three equal portions with each portion being mixed in 4 to 6 ounces of juice (orange, apple, grape or tomato) or water in a mechanical blender and taken 30 minutes before meals. Make it fresh each time, because if allowed to sit in an acidic juice for an extended period it may lose potency. Generally, the high dose is continued until the tumors are largely gone and the blood markers are normal. This is usually a minimum of 20 weeks. If after 20 weeks, the patient has shown significant improvement, you may lower the dosage first by 50% for 4 weeks and then to a holding dosage of 8 to 10 grams daily, for an extended period of time. The dosage should be increased if tumors start to grow again. Based on research and reports to date, this now appears to be the best approach.

10)     Based on your experience, what other conditions can shark cartilage therapy potentially improve?

Although I haven�t been directly involved with clinical research in these areas, following are observations that have been reported to me by other health care professionals as guidelines for suggested treatment of the following conditions:

11)     When I take shark cartilage, what effects should I look for?

How long will it be before I notice any changes?  Based on reports from patients, doctors and scientists working with shark cartilage, I am able to give you some general observations. Understand, however, that each person and each case is different so these are only observations. Generally, by the forth to sixth week, one begins to get a feeling of well being and experience an improvement in their quality of life. This happens in almost all cases. By the eighth to tenth week, there is almost always a mitigation of any pain that was present, especially in cases involving bone cancer. Hopefully, by the twelfth week, changes begin to occur within the tumor itself as well as any applicable blood tumor markers like PSA in prostate cancers.  Also, at this time we often encounter tumor encapsulation and tumor death. As it was shown in the Cuban study, a scan may not show tumor reduction, but expectantly it will show reduced, or eliminated tumor growth. This is where blood tumor markers can be most useful. They can indicate a change in tumor activity even if a scan shows no change in size or shape.  These observations assume the patient has taken the cartilage routinely. The tumor response to shark cartilage therapy may come slower than that which occurs from chemical or radiation treatment. However, shark cartilage therapy doesn�t trigger the severe adverse side effects associated with conventional therapies. Patients often comment that the biological events, which result from shark cartilage therapy, unfold slower, patients that go on the therapy must be able to survive at least 8 to 10 weeks. Waiting to start shark cartilage until a patient only has a few days left to live doesn�t give the therapy enough time to work.

   12) What daily dosages do you suggest be taken for the prevention of cancer or for cancer patients presently in a state of remission? We have never run a preventative study. Such a study would be extremely expensive and would require monitoring a large number of people over a very long period of time. Without government, funding this is beyond my means.  However, it is my present feeling, as well as many of the doctors I work with, that a dosage of 50 to 80 grams per day should prove to be a fairly good prophylactic dose. Again, this is only an educated guess and is what I would do if I were the patient involved. All of this could be taken orally and divided into 12 dosages, in 12 hours period.

    13) Why do you suggest taking the shark cartilage before meals and if so, how long before meals?

The orally administered shark cartilage, primarily the active protein portion, can be partially damaged by major exposure to stomach acids. On an empty stomach, the cartilage will pass through the stomach rapidly with minimum damage from the acid. This is the primary reason I suggest taking the shark cartilage on an empty stomach. However, if that is not possible, taking the shark cartilage on a partial or full stomach will not render the cartilage completely ineffective. The exact degree of destruction, caused by stomach acid, is difficult to assess. My thoughts in this regard are hypothetical, but have not been proven.

   14) Which method of administration is best, oral or rectal?

The patients in the Cuban study were initially given the cartilage rectally. At six weeks, they were able to choose either method. Most patients today are taking the cartilage orally and the results appear to be equal in effectiveness. The FDA trials are all oral, but no results are yet available. If, for some reason, one can�t take the product orally, the retention enema approach is a good alternative.

   15) How can I recognize a good shark cartilage product versus so many of the knock off or copycats, which may be ineffective or even harmful? Ever since the �60 Minutes� show, numerous new and untested so Called �shark cartilage products� appeared overnight on the market. The cleaning, drying, pulverizing and sterilizing are critical to activity. Pure shark cartilage, that is fresh or frozen when fresh, is mandatory in a product that is to be used with critical patients. Unfortunately, many, if not most, of the quickly derived copycats are loaded with sugar or other dilettantes. This is still the case, although more quality-oriented organizations are now entering the market as the sales grow. My best advise to you is deal with a known name, either as a trademark or a manufacturing company and beware of the bargain or multi Level marketed products. My observations regarding a frozen product, where a few cc�s can replace 100 grams of a good powdered product, have also been poor and an assay has shown the product to be over 99% water. This alarms me. Odor and taste can also be a tip off, unless of course, as in one product, flavoring is used to try to mask the bad taste. If cartilage is really clean, taste and odor are minimal. True cleaning is difficult and costly. Only in the last few months have I seen any significant, innovative changes in the processing technique I developed over 5 years ago. This is with the Australian product called BeneFin available through pharmacies, health food stores and selects mail order companies.

16)     Why is dry shark cartilage so expensive, especially since it is a waste product? Compared to other cancer treatments, the shark cartilage therapy is materially less expensive.  Unfortunately, until FDA and insurance companies approve it, our health system and insurance companies won�t pay for it. It must be paid for out of personal funds. Hopefully, with increased acceptance and the current move toward reducing the cost of health care, this situation will change. Regarding direct cost, it takes several pounds of fresh cartilage to make one pound of dry supplement. Fisherman at sea will only save larger amounts of cartilage if it is financially worthwhile. Storing shark cartilage takes up valuable freezer space on a boat, that could otherwise be occupied by more profitable fish products.  Fishermen have adjusted their wholesale prices for the raw cartilage to reflect this. Also, most processing techniques are very labor intensive and the subsequent drying, pulverizing and sterilization require specialized methods and machinery which all contribute to a higher priced finished product. Then, of course, come the distribution costs, which, like in all retail products, is costly. I have always criticized large profits and mark Ups. The new product, called BeneFin, utilizes a unique form of biological processing. This advanced technique allows a more effective product to be made at a lower cost to the ultimate consumer.

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

A rectal exam is the first step in diagnosing prostate cancer.  Using a gloved finger to examine inside the rectal area, the doctor may be able to feel a hard lump or growth in the prostate.  By doing a rectal exam, the doctor can detect cancer long before symptoms develop.  This exam should be part of a regular checkup for all men over the age of 40. If the doctor finds suspicious, hard, or lumpy areas in the prostate, additional tests (including x-rays, blood tests and urine tests) are needed.  Depending on the test results, the patient may be referred to a urologist, a specialist in diseases of the urinary system.  The urologist may do more tests and may provide necessary treatment.

A biopsy is the only sure way to tell whether cancer is present.  In a biopsy, a sample of prostate tissue is removed and examined under the microscope by a pathologist, a doctor who specializes in diagnosing disease.  Tissue usually is removed from the prostate with a needle that is placed directly into the prostate gland (fine needle aspiration).  Sometimes the doctor operates to remove the entire prostate.

Staging Prostate Cancer

If a biopsy shows that cancer is present, other tests are needed to learn if the disease has spread beyond the prostate gland.  This procedure, called staging, helps the doctor choose the best treatment.        A chest x-ray may be taken to see if cancer has spread to the lungs. - An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a test in which x-rays are taken of the kidneys, ureters and bladder after an injection of a dye that shows up on x-ray films. A bone scan can show if cancer has spread to the bones.  A small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into the patient and collects in areas of abnormal bone growth.  An instrument called a scanner pinpoints these areas and records them on x-ray film. - A number of laboratory tests help define the extent of prostate cancer.  One of these is a blood test that measures the level of a chemical called prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP). in a large percentage of prostate cancer patients, PAP may rise above normal when cancer has spread beyond the prostate.  Another blood test measures the level of protein called prostate specific antigen PSA) which also goes up in men with prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate. - Transrectal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) also may be used to determine the stage of prostate cancer.  Transrectal ultrasound detects cancer by using sound waves which are produced by an instrument that is inserted into the rectum.  The waves bounce off the prostate and the pattern of the echoes made by the waves is converted by a computer into a picture.

ACT scan is an x-ray procedure that uses a computer to produce a picture of a cross section of the body.  An MRI scan also shows a cross section of the body but this procedure uses magnetic fields instead of x-rays. These tests help the doctor determine the extent of the disease.  One staging system divides prostate cancer into the following stages:

Stage A the tumor cannot be detected by any routine tests but it has been found during surgery for another disorder of the prostate. Stage B the tumor can be felt by rectal exam�but it has not spread beyond the prostate gland. Stage C cancer has spread beyond the prostate to nearby tissues.

Stage D cancer has spread to the pelvic lymph nodes or to distant parts of the body, most commonly to the bones. These. Are arbitrary and may be staged by one physician differently than another.

Treating Prostate Cancer Treatment for prostate cancer depends on the man�s medical history, his age and general health and the stage of the disease.  Prostate cancer often can be cured when it is found in an early stage. The doctor develops a treatment plan that fits each man�s individual needs.  Before starting treatment, the patient might want a second doctor to review the diagnosis and treatment plan.  If so, there are a number of ways to get a second opinion: The doctor can discuss a patient�s case with others who treat prostate cancer.  Names of doctors are available from PDQ (Physician Data Query).  Many of these doctors conduct clinical trials and have a special research interest in prostate cancer information PDQ contains up-to-date treatment information for more than 80 different types of cancer as well as ongoing clinical trials throughout the country, go to yahoo type florida health letter, Dr.  Gonzalez cancer information will come up. Patients can get the names of doctors to consult about their treatment plan from the local medical society, nearby medical schools or The Directory of Medical Specialists, a book available in many libraries.  The Cancer Information Service, at 1-800-4-CANCER, Washington D.C. only 1-800-985-9532, Florida  904-646-3333 also may be able to help patients locate doctors to consult for a second opinion. I recommend that you take your time to read all the information on this report carefully, and with the power of knowledge, You can make the right decision.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!

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How to interpret your own blood test by Dr. Gonzalez N.D., Ph.D., Msc.D. Award winner author for the best medical letter in the internet 1998. A nutritional treatment involving alternative or metaphysical approaches.  FLORIDA HEALTH LETTER.

In order to have a true partnership to exist between Doctor and Patient, there has to be a free flow of information in both directions. A good Doctor will shake hands with his patient and say � partner I am glad you are here; you and I will take care of your medical problems.� And here is where we often hit a snag. While there is practically no barrier to keep your doctor from understanding you as a patient, you might be at a disadvantage in trying to understand your doctor. Must doctors think they are God. They make everything difficult to understand. They use Latin words and names of medications, diagnosis that are very difficult to understand and when they write a prescription it is very hard to read a lot of times not even the pharmacist and nurses can�t read what they write. Not to long ago in front page of most newspapers front page read �American Medical Association recommended doctors to learn how to write. Sooner or later, the doctor�s explanations will involve medical language and concepts with which few patients are familiar. This is especially true in the area of medical testing. It is a highly specialized field. Most patients may have heard of tests for cholesterol, glucose, or triglycerides, even if they are not sure exactly what they mean. But how much do they know about bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, or hematocrit? These could turn out to be far more important in their individual cases than any of the more familiar tests.

There are more than fifty common laboratory tests which could play a decisive role in any diagnosis and treatment. Over five hundred other tests are done far less frequently, but nevertheless could prove important in individual cases.

Most doctors do not have the time to explain very much about your tests. An explanation could well take longer than the entire examination. With a waiting room full of patients, doctors often are in no position to attempt to teach a quick course in biology. A broad generalization is usually the best you can expect.

For example: �Your urine and blood chemistry are fine. Only your red blood cells are slightly on the lowside, but you should not worry about it.� Or: �your creatinine that is, your kidney function test was a bit high. I would like to run it again.�

Why in the world should you not worry if your red blood cells were low? Why does the doctor want to run the creatinine test again? It can all be so frustrating.

There are also doctors who believe that test results are not your concern. A little knowledge, they warn, could be a dangerous thing; you might draw the wrong conclusions and worry needlessly. After all, it has taken them years of training and experience to interpret test results properly. So, they tell you nothing.

And they have a valid point. Unless you do get a complete explanation, you might be better off not knowing anything at all. Even if they did have the time, most doctors probably could not give you such a thorough explanation. They are usually familiar with these tests in terms of highly technical language, and would find it difficult to translate them into everyday words and concepts.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TESTING

Of all the hundreds of different laboratory tests your doctor can choose from, the most common are the basic screens. These consist of a urinalysis, with a half dozen different tests; a blood chemistry profile, which includes up to twenty one different tests; and a complete blood count, which usually adds up to another dozen tests. Two important points to keep in mind: First, urine and blood tests are not merely checks to see whether your urine and blood are all right. They are much more than that. Your blood and your urine accumulate from throughout your body. In one way or another, they have come in contact with virtually every cell of your body, and thus carry within them many of the countless byproducts of the various organs. By examining your blood and urine for different factors, your doctor is, in effect, taking a look at some of the most inacessible organs of your body.

Second, your doctor will rarily, if ever, order just these screening tests without giving you a thorough physical before making a diagnosis. During the physical, the doctor has more tangible ways of checking your organs and the state of your health in general. These are all probably familiar to you. They range from looking into your eyes, ears, and throat to listening to your heart, feeling for your liver  and, always, asking a lot of questions.

Thus, you are really getting two physicals: the blood and urine screening tests and the doctor�s actual examination. What usually happens is that one confirms or amplifies the findings of the other.

For example, if we give you an examination and find you in top notch health, the chances are that your tests will come back essentially normal, confirming those findings. If, on the other hand, you enter our office with a yellowish tinge to your skin and eyeballs, and complaining of nausea and pain in the abdominal area, the blood and urine tests would most likely confirm the diagnosis of jaundice due to liver disorder.

Purely from the doctor�s point of view, lab tests have still another purpose. By providing a measurable record of a patient�s state of health at a particular time they protect the doctor from unwarranted malpractice suits. They also make it more likely that a second opinion is going to be pretty much the same as the first.

But protecting the doctor by confirming a diagnosis is by no means the main reason for such a large assortment of tests: the best doctors are more intent on helping patients than constantly worrying about being used. The main reason for these tests, most doctors would probably agree, is that they may actually uncover illnesses in patients which would otherwise go undetected perhaps until it was too late. Many diseases, such as leukemia or diabetes, sometimes make themselves known through subtle changes in the blood or urine months or even years before they could be detected through a routine physical examination.

Some illnesses could be life threatening or could be merely something to watch. Early diagnosis through medical tests may enable the doctor to head off the disease altogether or to start treatment at a stage when the patient will have an incomparably better chance for recovery.

The more you know about medical testing, the better off you may be in general. You may learn how to avoid some of the hazards of our technological environment which can so drastically alter your test results-and, in fact, cause severe illness. You may learn how to give your doctor highly pertinent information which you might otherwise have thought unimportant, even under direct prodding. Such information could provide your doctor with the missing link that makes a proper diagnosis possible.

There is still another reason for knowing as much about medical testing as you possibly can. It will give you a unique view of how your body works; what principles it seems to obey; how intricate are its countless processes; how delicate the balance between functioning and malfunctioning. You will recognize how precious your health is and begin to care for it properly and with the devotion it deserves.

The following test results are explained in lay terminology so that you can better understand the reasons for some of the life style changes which have been suggested.

CBS TEST

Blood has four major components: red and white blood cells, platelets and serum.

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) indicates the total number of red and white blood cells. It will identify and name several different type white blood cells, analyze their functions, and percentage levels.

The �normal or average range� listed on your test report represents an average of all people tested, including the HEALTHY and UNHEALTHY. To simply imply or indicate an average range to be �normal� is misleading and inaccurate.

The metabolic ranges listed in your test report are established through clinical patient application, and represent the �optimal� ranges to better maximize your health.

Suggested nutritional support focuses on those areas of your body indicating a nutritional need.

WARNING

For Nutrition Counseling see only a Certified Licensed Nutrition Consultant or a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who is Board Certified or see a State Licensed Nutritionist Consultant Certified by the Board of Medicine, be sure they have a valid update State License.

1. WBC TEST

WHITE BLOOD CELLS, also known as leukocytes are an important part of your body�s immune (defense) system. Healthy white blood cells are the body�s main line of defense against infection and cancer. They move freely through the blood stream eating bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, abnormal wastes, and your body�s own damaged and sick cells. A cytotoxic (cyto means cell; toxic means poison) condition exists when white blood cells are destroyed by exposure to specific allergic foods, chemicals and various drugs.

Average range 4.8 thru 10.8 Metabolic range 5.0 thru 6.0

Deviation above or below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for the immune system, spleen, thymus, lymph, and bone marrow.

3-Immuplex 3

1-Spleen PMG

1-Spleen Whole Desiccated

1-Thynus PMG

1-Calsol

1-Multizyne

1-Congaplex

1-Wheat Germ Oil

1-Bios

2. RBC TEST

RED BLOOD CELLS transport oxygen, glucose, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, etc. to the cells, and remove carbon dioxide and normal metabolic poisonous wastes. Healthy red blood cells regulate the body�s water and temperature balance.

Low red blood cell count (anemia) is caused by poor iron assimilation, impaired RBC production, internal bleeding and cytotoxic damage caused by food or chemical allergies.

Average range Male 4.6 thru 6.2
Metabolic range (male or female) 4.5 thru 5.0

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen. Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen, bone marrow, blood building formula, and possible iron or copper (refer to related iron test, hair analysis).

1-Copper Liver Chelate

1-Congaplex

1-Calsol

1-Multizyne

1-Bios

1-Wheat Germ Oil

1-Ferrofood

3. HGB TEST

HEMOGLOBIN is the oxygen and carbon dioxide carrying component of red blood cells. Its ability to carry oxygen is chemically destroyed by carbon monoxide (cigarette smoke, vehicle exhausts, natural gas appliance fumes, etc). The test measures the amount of iron contained in your red blood cells making it a valuable test in deter-mining anemia.

Elevated levels are seen in macrocytic anemia  Increased hemoglobin levels will cause blood sludging and increase the risk of stroke.

Decreased hemoglobin levels indicate a reduced oxygen carrying capacity and possible deficiency as seen in microcytie anemia (refer to related iron tests).

Average range Male 14 thru 18

Metabolic range 14.5 thru 15.0 3-Fotil-B12

3-Clorophyll

3-Ferrofood

Female l2 thru 16

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen, and possibly iron (refer to related iron test, hair analysis).

9- LYMPH TEST

LYMPHOCYTES are the white blood cells that fight infection and toxins.

Deviation above or below metabolic ranges are seen in cytotoxic food or chemical reactions.

Average range 30 thru 38%

Metabolic range 34 thru 45%

Deviation above or below metabolic range therapeutic nutritional support for: spleen, lymph, immune system.

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil

 

10. STAB OR BAND NEUTROPHIL TEST

 

BAND NEUTROPHILS are seen in impending infection, and are known to increase after stressful situations, as in too little sleep, missed or hastily eaten meals, junk food, etc. BANDS are normally not seen in the STAB test so elevated levels may indicate a need for cytotoxic testing.

Average range 0 thru 5%

Metabolic range   same

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, HCI, fat emulsifier.

6-Arginex

6-Catalyn

3-Cataplex ACP

6-Congaplex

3- Calsol

11. MONO TEST

MONOCYTE is the white blood cell that handles normal tissue breakdown and is influenced by your liver. MONO is another WBC damage by cytotoxic reaction.

Average range 0 thru 6%

Metabolic range 4 thru 6 %

Deviation above or below metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional support for: liver.

3 Cataplex A

3 Cataplex B

3 Cataplez C

3-Liverplex

12. EQS TEST

 

EOSINIPHILS are the white blood cells vital for the preservation of the life of your body, subject to its immune response. Elevated levels are seen in acute allergic responses, skin inflammations, respiratory infection, and parasites.

Average range 0 thru 5%

Metabolic range 0 thru 2%

Deviation above metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, fat emulsifier.

3-Immuplex

3-Zimex

3-Gastrex

13. BASO TEST

BASOPHILS are the white blood cells involved in intestinal allergies, skin eruptions, asthma, sinus, etc. Elevated levels indicate parasites.

Average range 0 thru 2% Metabolic range same

Deviation above metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, fat emulsifier.

3-Zypan

6-Multizyne

3-Calamo

3-Colachol II

3-Wheat Germ Oil pearl

14. OTHER TEST

OTHER is short for other immature white blood cells

Average range 0 thru 3%

Metabolic range same

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.

3-Immuplex

3-Catalyn

3-Ferrofood             

15. PLATELET ESTIMATE

The PLATELETS are essential for the control of bleeding disorders. Many drugs, including aspirin, decrease the number of platelets. The estimates are given (a) decreased, (b) adequate, (c) increased.

6-Whole Spleen

3-Chlorophyll

3-Congaplex

3-Sesame Seed Oil peal

16. CELL MORPHOLOGY

CELL MORPHOLOGY relates to a visual examination of your blood cells and comments are made regarding variations. Examples are (a) normal, (b) anisocytosis (refers to a variation in size and hemoglobin content of your red blood cells), (c) poikilocytosis (refers to abnormalties in the shape of your red blood cells), (d) schisocytes (fragments of red blood cells).

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.

3-Catalyn

3-RNA

3-Organic Minerals

3-Ferrofood

3-Cataplex B                                

CHEM 24 TEST

Chem-24 profiles twenty four different substances in the serum portion of your blood.

GLUCOSE measures the sugar level of your blood. It is the primary test for diabetes. A high blood sugar level is termed (diabetes); a low blood sugar level is termed hypoglycemia. Glucose affects all the organs, tissues, and Systems of your body.

Average range 65 thru 125

Metabolic range 85 thru 120

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: pancreas.

6-Cataplex GTF

3-Chezin

3-Spanish Black Radish

3-Chromium Picolinate 500 mcg.

3-Vinadyl Sulfate 7.5 Mg.

LOW BLOOD SUGAR (Hypoglycemia)

6-Paraplex

6-Inositol

6-Pancreatrophin PMG

2. URIC ACID TEST

URIC ACID measures the waste from protein metabolism. The spleen, liver and pancreas metabolize protein at the gut and blood vessel wall levels. This test is valuable in measuring gouty states as in arthritis and kidney excretion.

Elevated levels are seen in kidney dysfunctions, anemia, leukemia.

Decreased levels are seen in poor protein enzymatic activity.

Average range Male 4.0 thru 8.0

Metabolic range 4.5 thru 5.5.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, pancreas, thymus.

6-Capsules AC Carbamide

6-Zink Liver Chelated

3. CHOLESTEROL TEST

CHOLESTEROL measures  your liver and bile function, intestinal absorption and assesses the risk of arteriosclerosis, or cardiovascular disease (stroke or heart attack).  Its primary function is to produce hormones, enzymes and antibodies in combination with iodine and protein.

Elevated levels are found in liver and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stress and low thyroid function.

Decreased levels are seen in anemia, acute infections and excessive thyroid function.

Average range Under 40, 150 thru 300 Metabolic range 165 thru 215

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, thyroid,  adrenal, inositol, choline, unsaturated fatty acids.

6-Colaplex

3-Linum B6    

3-Inositol

4. TRIGLYCERIDE TEST

TRIGLYCERIDE is a blood fat sensitive to dietary intake, particularly of refined sugar.  Your triglyceride and cholesterol levels are used to accurately predict the amount of any artery damage.

Average range 40 tliru 175 Metabolic range 95 thru 105

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, posterior pituitary, hypothalamus, pancreatic enzymes.

6-Colaplex

3-Inositol

3-B6 Niacinamide

5. CALCIUM TEST

CALCIUM relates to bone metabolism, fat and protein absorption.  It assists in maintaining heart regularity and preventing muscle spasm. It is necessary for enzyme production, growth and development of teeth, bones and resistance infection.  Toxic drugs such as aspirin destroy  calcium.                                               

Elevated levels of calcium are seen in diseases of the bone, hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D excess.  Decreased levels are seen in muscle spasms, heart palpitations, diseases of the bone, fat matabosorption, vitamin D deficiency, hypoparathyroidism and pancreatitis.

Average range 9 thru 10.8

Metabolic range 9.7 thru 10.1

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, spleen, magnesium, fat emulsifier.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: hypothalamus, hydrocholoric acid, vitamin.

3-Mintran

3-Cal-Ma Plus

1-Cataplex D

3-Calsol

3-RNA

3-Zypan

6. INORGANIC PHOSPHORUS TEST

INORGANIC PHOSPHORUS is associated with calcium metabolism i.e. bone and parathyroid function.

Elevated levels are seen in hypoparathyroidism, kidney disease, and excess vitamin D. Decreased levels are seen in hyperparathyroidism and in softening of the bones.

Average range 2.5 thru 4.5

Metabolic range 3.1 thru 3.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, kidney.

10-Drops Phosfood Liquid in a glass of water 10 times a day

3-Immuplex

3-Livaplex

3-Cal-Ma Plus

7. TOTAL PROTEIN TEST

PROTEINS are the building blocks of your body.  They are produced in the liver and released for tissue needs, growth, repair, fluid balance, and protection against infection.

Average range 6.0 thru 6.8

Metabolic range 6.0 thru 6.8

Deviation above Metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: gonads, liver.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: anterior pituitary, pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, multiple vitamin, multiple minerals, pre-digested protein.

3-Livaplex

3-Catalyn

2-Zymex II

2-Pituitrophin PMG

2-Pancreatrophin PMG

3-RNA

8. ALBUMIN TEST

ALBUMIN is a protein produced in the liver.  Its primary function is in maintaining the pressure of your blood vessels.  Secondary functions are the combining with certain minerals and amino acids.

Average range 3.2 thru 5.0

Metabolic range 4.0 thru 4.4

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, pre-digested protein, multiple vitamins, vitamin BI, multiple mineral.

3-B6 Niacinamide

3-Inositol

3-Choline

3-Magnesium Lactate

3-Liverplex

3-Protefood

3-Cataplex B

3-AC Carbamide

3-Albaplex

3-Lact Enz  

9. GLOBULIN TEST  

Globulin is the protein that is involved in antibody formation.  It assists in the neutralization of toxin (poisons), and is necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12, iron, zinc and copper.  Increased globulin levels are seen in acute (early stages) degenerative diseases as in: liver, heart .disease, arthritis, diabetes, and malignancy.  Decreased levels are seen in chronic (long time duration) diseases.

Average range 1.5 thru 3.5

Metabolic range 2.8 thru 3.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thymus, spleen, thyroid, iron, copper (see related iron test and hair analysis), and organic iodine.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: thymus, spleen, thyroid.

3-Thymus PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Thytrophin PMG

3-Copper Livel Chelate

10. A/G RATIO TEST

This is an abbreviation for the albumin to globulin ratio.  This test indicates functions of the body�s defense system.  A/G levels are decreased in liver problems, ulcerative colitis, intestinal problems, kidney disease, diabetes, pernicious anemia, severe infections, metastatic carcinoma, etc.

Average range 1.1 thru 2.5

Metabolic range 2.5 ttiru 3.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thymus, thyroid, spleen, liver, proteolytic enzymes.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: thymus, thyroid, spleen, liver.

3-Cataplex A

3-Cataplex C

3-Thymus PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Thytrophin PMG

 

11. BILIRUBIN TOTAL TEST

This test measures liver and spleen function for the breakdown products of red blood cells.

Bilirubin levels are increased in liver disease.

Average range 0.1 thru 1.2

Metabolic range .5 thru .7

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, thymus, iron.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen,

3-Thymus PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Thytrophin PMG

3-Allorganic Trace Mineral B 12

2-Copper  Liver Chelate

12. BILIRUBIN DIRECT

This is a more specific test of liver function.  Elevated levels will indicate obstruction, i.e. gall stone, tumor, etc.

Average range 0. thru 0.5

Metabolic range  same  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: liver, heart, bile salts.

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil

10-Drop Phosfood Liquid

13. BILIRUBIN INDIRECT

This is a measure of red blood cell breakdown as well as liver function.  Elevated levels indicate various anemias, gall bladder disease, or liver disease.

Average range 0. I thru 1.2

Metabolic range  same

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, heart, bone marrow, spleen.

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil                

14. BUN or BLOOD UREA NITROGEN TEST

This test measures the liver and kidney�s ability to rid your body of waste products from protein metabolism.

Elevated levels are seen in kidney, thyroid, and anterior pituitary dysfunction.  Moderate levels 10 thru 13 are seen in adrenal and liver dysfunction.  Extremely low levels 0 thru 10 are seen in posterior pituitary dysfunction.

Average range 10 thru 25

Metabolic range 13 thru 17

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney, liver.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, adrenal, predigested protein.

3-B6 Niacinamide

3-Inositol

3-Choline

3-Magnesium Lactate

3-Liverplex

3-Protefood

3-Cataplex B

3-Zypan

15. CREATININE TEST

This test measures muscle metabolism and kidney excretion.

Elevated levels are seen in arthritis, diabetes, kidney dysfunction and hyperthyroidism.

Average range 0.7 thru 1.3

Metabolic range 0.7 thru 1.0

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: gonads, kidney, anterior pituitary, possible excessive exercise.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.

3-Catalyn

3-Mintran

3- Inositol

3-Choline

3-Pituitrophin PMG

16. BUN/CREATININE TEST

The ratio of Bun to Creatinine is an index of the kidney function.

Elevated levels are seen in high protein low water intake diets, kidney diseases and prostatic hyper-trophy.  Decreased levels are seen in DH (anti-diuretic hormone) deficiency.

Average range 10 thru 35

Metabolic range 14.5 thru 15.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney, posterior pituitary, multiple minerals. Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: posterior pituitary.

3-Pituitrophin PMG

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil

10-Drop Phosfood Liquid in a glass of water.

17. SODIUM TEST

SODIUM is the electrolyte which off sets kidney activity

for the discharge of toxins.  It is antagonistic to potassium which is essential for adrenal gland function.  Sodium is related to the function of cholesterol.  It is valuable for the maintenance of calcium to phosphorus ratio as it relates to bones, tissue, and blood levels.  Sodium is essential for acid to base balance of your body fluid levels.  Organs involved with sodium function are heart, kidney and adrenals.

Increased sodium levels are seen in kidney disorders, adrenal disorders, and too little water intake.  Decreased

sodium levels are seen in liver, kidney, and heart disorders, adrenal, and pituitary insufficiency, elevated blood sugar level (hyperglycemia), too much water intake.

Average range 135 thru 147

Metabolic range 140 thru 143

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidneys, adrenals.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, kidney, adrenal, pituitary.

3-Pituitrophin PMG

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil

10-Drop Phosfood Liquid in glass of water.

18. POTASSIUM TEST

POTASSIUM is the mineral essential to heart and kidney function.  It maintains heart rate, general muscle strength, normal nerve impulses, adrenal function, and the acid to base balance of the blood and urine.  Potassium influences the posterior pituitary in regulating kidney function.

Increased levels are seen in heart block, adrenal insufficiency and hypoventilation. Decreased levels are seen in diarrhea, hyperadrenal conditions, general weakness, fatigue, spinal hypotension (poor posture), irregular heart beat, and chronic kidney disease.

Average range 3.5 thru 5.5

Metabolic range 4.0 thfu 4.3

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: adrenals, liver, heart, posterior pituitary, vitamin E.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenals, heart, potassium.

3-Adrenal Desiccated

3-Livaplex

3-Cardio Plus

3-Cataplex E 2

19. CHLORIDE TEST

Primary considerations for chloride are adrenal, kidney,

Bladder and bowel functions.

Elevated rebels are seen in kidney and adrenal disorders,

and bowel dysfunctions.  Decreased levels are seen in diarrhea, infection, diabetes, hypoadrenalism.

Average range 95 thru I 10

Metabolic range 100 thru 104

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidneys, adrenals, bowel.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenals, bladder.

3-Whole Adrenal

3-Drenamin

3-B6

3-Cataplex A

20. C02 TEST

CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) is a measurement of cellular toxic waste.  It is vital to acid and base balance, lung, kidney and adrenal stability.  C02 is antagonistic to hemoglobin, example: when C02 levels rise, the hemoglobin levels fall.

Elevated levels have been seen in alkaline blood, and cancer.  Decreased levels are seen in acidic blood.

Average range 24 thru 30

Metabolic range 25 thru 28

Deviation below Metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenal, lung.

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: lung, kidney.

3-Cataplex A

3-Cataplex E 

3-Allerplex

3-Albaplex

3-Cataplex ACP

3-Cataplex C

10-Drops Phosfood Liquid

ENZYME LEVELS IN YOUR BLOOD STREAM

The next four tests, LDH, SGOT, SGPT, and Alkaline Phosphatase are measures of enzyme levels in your blood serum.  A rise in enzyme level reflects tissue damage.

21. LDH TEST

LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE is an enzyme associated  with carbohydrate metabolism.  It is widely distributed in the kidney, liver, heart, skeletal nuscles, red blood cells.

Damage to any of the above will result in elevated levels of LDH.

Elevated levels are seen in heart attack, liver dysfunction, anemia, cancer.

Average range 60 thru 225

Metabolic range 140 thru 160

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: liver, heart.

3-Hepatrophin

10-Choline

6-AF Betafood

3-Cardio Plus

3-Cataplex E2

3-Livaplex     

22. SGOT TEST

SGOT is an enzyme associated with protein metablism. it is found in kidney, heart, skeletal muscle, liver, brain.  Elevated levels are seen in heart and liver disorders.  Average range 0 thru 55

Metabolic range 18 thru 22

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, heart.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: gonads, manganese, selenium.

3-Hepatrophin

10-Choline

6-AF Betafood

3-Cardio Plus

3-Cataplex E2

3-Livaplex     

23. SGPT TEST

SGPT is an enzyme associated with liver function.

Elevated levels are seen in liver dysfunction.

Average range 0 thru 45

Metabolic range 18 thru 22

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver..

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver.

3-Cholacol II

9-For-Til B 12

3-Livaplex

3-Cataplex A

24. ALK.  PHOS.  TEST

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE measures the metabolism of bone, liver and tumors.

Elevated levels are seen in hyperparathyroidism, disease of the bone, hyperthyroidism and leukemia.  Increased levels are also seen in healing of fractures and growing bones.

Average range 30 thru I 10

Metabolic range 65 thru 75  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, liver, bone tissue, immune system, adrenals.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.

3-Zimex

5-Calsol

5-Lact Enz

3-Disodium Phosphate

3-For-Til B 12

5-Cal-Amo

3-Linum B6

OTHER TESTS

1. IRON  TOTAL TEST

IRON is a mineral essential for the formation of red blood cells, hemoglobiin, and body growth.  Iron is necessary for the function of the liver and spleen to facilitate bile breakdown, fats, to contol hemorrhage and to the energy systems of your body

Average range 50 thru 150

Metabolic range 95 thru 105

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: spleen, digestion including a fat emulsifier.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: an iron building formulation, spleen, bone marrow.

3-Catalyn

6-Ferrofood

3-For-Til B 12

HYPERCHROMATOSIS

Too much iron metal in the blood.  Nutritional Treatment

per day for 12 weeks.

6-Drops of Phosfood in a glass of water.

6 Cholacol II

3 Choline

T-1 is a hormone that controls your thinking process. A deficiency will affect the brains function. The symptoms of T I deficiency will 

Cause fatigue depression, low self esteem, difficult time learning.

3-Mintran

2-Organic Minerals

3-RNA

3-Folic Acid B 12

3-Pituitrophin PMG

T-3 Kidney-Deficient T3

6-Iodomere

3-AC Carbamide

10-Drop phosfood in a glass of water 3 times a day.

2. T-4 (THYROXINE) TEST

THYROXINE is a thyroid hormone essential for fat and protein digestion, absorption, growth I and endocrine function, especially that of reproduction.  Thyroxine is involved in the regulation of heart rate and the healthy maintenance of hair, skin, and bone.

Average range 5.0 thru 13.0

Metabolic range 7.0 thru 8.0

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thyroid, liver, and organic iodine.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thyroid and liver.

1-Organic Iodine

2-Organic Minerals

3-Thytrophyn PMG

3-Livaplex

3. SED RATE

SED RATE (sedimentation rate) is a measurement of how much the red blood cells will group or clump together to form a sediment in a given time.  Essentially this test will tell if there is an infectious process going on in the body.

Female 0 to 20

Average range Male 0 to 9

Female 0 to 20

Metabolic range Male 0 to 7

Famale 0 to 15

Deviation above metabolic range indicates infection somewhere in the body, usually not virus related, could be tissue damage such as seen in heart attack, rheumatoid but not osteoarthritis, thyroid disorder, some cancers, kidney disease.  It is also increased during pregnancy and menstruation.

3-A&C Carbamide

12- Immuplex

3-LactEnz  

4. HDL TEST

HDL OR HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN

(lipids) and protein combinations.  HDL�s are a part of the cholesterol complex and are considered to be the  good guys� since they help transport excess cholesterol to the liver for excretion.  They are increased by exercise, weight loss, vitamin E, niacin, and a fish fatty acid called eicosapentanoic acid (EPA).  They are decreased with a high carbohydrate diet, with the more refined the carbohydrate, the more the decrease.

Elevated levels have been associated with a low rate of heart and artery disease.  Conversely the lower the level, the greater the incidence of heart disease.

Average range 30 to 85

Metabolic range 55 or higher

Deviation below metabolic range indicates supplementation, increased consumption of fish and EPA, increased regular exercise program.

6-Liverplex

5-Choline

3-Cholaplex

3-Inositol

6-Cataplex E

6-For-Til B 12

3-Linum B6    

 5. LDL OR LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN

 LDL LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN are also fat and protein combinations but contain more fat than do HDL fractions.  They are characterized as the �bad guys� of the cholesterol family.  They are increased with a high carbohydrate diet, the more concentrated the carbohydrate, the higher the LDL�s will be. They are decreased with a high fish diet, EPA, exercise and weight loss.

Elevated levels have been associated with a high rate of heart and artery disease. The lower the level, the lesser the incidence of heart disease.

Average range 60 to 180

Metabolic range 60 to 120

Deviation above metabolic range indicates increased fish intake, EPA supplementation, weight loss, decreased carbydrate intake.

6-Liverplex

5-Choline

3-Cholaplex

3-Inositol

6-Cataplex E

6-For-Til B 12

3-Linum B6    

6. BLOOD PRESSURE READING

BLOOD PRESSURE is the amount of force required to circulate the blood through the body.  The top number (systolic) measures the force of your heartbeat pushing blood from the heart into the vessels, and the bottom number (distolic) measures the pressure of the blood agaist the vessel walls when the heart is relaxing between beats, Normar pressures range from 90/60 to 140/90.  Ttoughout the day, a person�s blood pressure will vary and may even be higher than 140/90.  It is only when it is high and stays high most of the time that a person is considered to have high blood pressure.

SYSTOLIC HIGHT

Hardening of the Arteries

12-Parotid PMG

8-B 6 Niacinamide

6-Cholaplex

SYSTOLIC LOW

Usually weak adrenals

3-Whole Adrenal

6-Vasculin

6-Cataplex E-2 

Diastolic high

8-B6 Niacinamide

6-Chezyn

3-A&C Carbamide

3-Parotid

Diastolic Low

Deviation below metabolic range indicates the need for vitamins and minerals supplementation.

6-Vasculin

2-Orchex

6-Cataplex E 2

The information contained above is intended for general reference purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment. Medical information changes rapidly, Dr. Gonzalez N.D. makes every effort to update the content on this site. No health information on Florida Health Letter, including information about herbal therapies, vitamins and other dietary supplements, is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor.

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A HEALING ART REPORT

 Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher/physician, widely considered to be the father of Western Medicine, said: �Let food be your medicine�

INTRODUCTION

The intent of a macrobiotic way of eating and lifestyle is to become a free, independent human being. In the endeavor to fulfill this intent it is considered a necessity that one knows how to take care of oneself, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. These four aspects of human existence begin with the physical body, the central fact of existence for those creatures, which live in the physical plane. Therefore physical health is considered to be the 'bedrock', which, when built upon sound and stable principles and practices will form the healthy foundation for emotional stability, mental clarity and acuity, and spiritual development. The fact that macrobiotic principles and practices have become limited to merely addressing diseases is lamentable, for it is not a medicine, and neither does it cure cancer or any other disease. The fact is that macrobiotic principles and practices offer the physical, practical tools with which the human individual can extricate him or herself from the current craven slavishness this culture shows toward modern scientific medicine and its extremely destructive effects upon the human organism. However, macrobiotic principles and practices are fundamentally not interested in what disease symptoms a person has, but in changing the conditions and circumstances under which those symptoms have developed. The person who has the symptoms and is the way of creating a healthy, vital physical foundation for developing emotional stability, mental clarity and spiritual awareness can only do this. The hub of macrobiotic theory with regard to people's eating habits and its consequences. The "Process of Disease" is understood to be the way the human organism responds to a dietary pattern in which the foods being eaten daily lie outside those food groups, which lie in the "Area of Balance". These food groups include meat, eggs, dairy food, refined foods, sugar, alcohol and drugs etc. as the "meat and sugar" diet), constituting the daily dietary intake of the vast majority of people in the US. According to yin and yang principles applied to food and the human organism, these foods are extreme in terms of their dynamics of yin and yang in relation to the dynamics of yin and yang of the human organism, which is why these foods lie toward the extreme yin and extreme yang ends of the 'Spectrum of Human Food Groups'. The implications embedded in this illustration are enormously significant in beginning to answer the problem of disease, and all its manifold consequences and implications, in the domains of the individual, social life, the economy, ecology and environment. I am not going to go into all the details here since they will be explored over the coming months and years; I will begin by discussing what the phrase 'abnormal discharges' means and what they signify.

 WHAT IS MACROBIOTICS?

  This is actually not an easy question to answer. The most important point to understand is that macrobiotics is an approach to living which also places a great deal of emphasis on a proper dietary practice in daily life. It is an approach, which is consistent with each person's natural biological and ecological requirements to create optimal health, vitality and well-being. It is a practical means of consciously reestablishing balance in all aspects of an individual's life physical, emotional, mental, ecological, social and spiritual. If you are interested, you can explore these pages, as well as other macrobiotically related Web sites, over the coming months, and more aspects of what a macrobiotically oriented life will be explored.

What is the macrobiotic diet?

  Actually, there is no such thing. Since macrobiotics is an approach to eating and living, a person's dietary habits based on macrobiotic principles will vary according to their physical condition, the time of the year, in what kind of occupation they are engaged, their level of physical activity, where they live etc.

  Up until the advent of mass transportation methods, most people in human history have eaten those foods which are native to their locality. Thus, people living in the far northern climates did not eat mangos, simply because mangos do not grow in, say, Minnesota. In temperate climates, such as that of North America, people for the most part ate cooked whole grains and vegetables, some nuts and seeds, fruits and small amounts of animal food. Throughout most of the world grains have been the staple, primary food of human beings for thousands of years. Only during the last one hundred years or so has humanity abandoned the "folk diet" of their place of habitation and culture, replacing it with a diet based on meat, refined sugar, large amounts of dairy food, refined foods, and chemical, industrialized foodstuffs. This radical abandonment of traditional, ecological dietary habits has been accompanied by, and is the fundamental dynamic behind, the ensuing rapid growth of social, economic, ecological and medical disorder in the world, which we are witness to every time we open a newspaper, watch a news program on TV, talk to our friends, relatives and neighbors, or walk down the street.

  Thus, macrobiotics is not an alternative to the modern practice of medicine, or any other approach to addressing the ailments and diseases of the day, whether they be personal, social or ecological. Rather, macrobiotics is essentially the recovery and making conscious of our folklore and native, traditional wisdom, brought up to date and taking into consideration what we have learnt in the materialistic, scientific era.

What kinds of food can I eat on a macrobiotic diet? Actually, when people are told what they should avoid to become healthier, they usually ask, "Well, what can I eat?". For people living in North America, generally speaking, a diet consisting of cooked whole grains, vegetables, beans and bean products, sea vegetables, and soups is normal. Ideally, these foods should be seasonal and locally grown, organically or bio dynamically. For optimal health, a variety of cooking methods are employed to produce a variety of tastes, textures, nutrition and vitality.

When beginning a macrobiotic dietary practice it is recommended to consult with a macrobiotic counsellor, especially if you are confused and intimidated by the array of strange names and new foods that are encountered on beginning a macrobiotic play. Isn't the "ultimate" macrobiotic diet eating only brown rice?

No, like many unfamiliar subjects, misconceptions about macrobiotics abound. For almost everyone, a healthy diet is one that includes a wide variety of foods, prepared in a variety of ways.

Will macrobiotics cure serious illness?

There is, in my view, no cure for any disease (the problem of curing disease is explored in more detail in the Introduction Page). Rather, any disease is the constellation of symptoms produced by the body when a person lives an imbalanced, unhealthy way of life. Any disease almost always takes a long time to develop, usually in conjunction with improper nutritional intake and poor bodily elimination. If these are changed to proper, dynamically balanced eating habits, and clearing of the poor eliminative functions of the body, then the body can begin to heal itself.

It is not claimed that a macrobiotic diet can cure any illness. However, a return to a grain centered diet and a strong personal commitment to health establishes a possibility for healing any condition that would not otherwise exist. Many people with many degenerative illnesses, including AIDS, cancer, lupus, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, to name a few, have used a macrobiotic approach for their condition, and have subsequently experienced dramatic improvements in their lives, and even a disappearance of their symptoms. There is no doubt that a macrobiotic approach allows for a revitalisation and restoration of health that might not otherwise be possible.

I am already healthy. Will a macrobiotic diet benefit me? Definitely. The best time to begin a macrobiotic approach to dietary habits is when we are relatively healthy. You will experience significant and beneficial results. Most people undergo dramatic weight loss if they are overweight, increase in vitality, disappearance of everyday aches and pains, and develop a feeling of calm and emotional stability. Also people find improvements in their mental functions, hearing, eyesight, and in women, the female cycle undergoes dramatic improvement. Are the nutrient requirements of the child or adult met by a macrobiotic diet?

Without a doubt. The so called "standard dietary recommendation" of a macrobiotic approach have been analysed at the School of Public Health at Harvard University. The results showed that the diet actually exceeded in every respect the recommended daily allowances of both the FDA and the World Health Organisation. Thus, there is no concern about having to take extra vitamins or trace mineral supplements. Futhermore, from a macrobiotic perspective, it is not desirable for the body to intake artificial, refined or concentrated vitamin or mineral supplements. It is thought these actively interfere with the proper biological functions of minerals and vitamins founds in their natural surroundings of grains and vegetables, beans and sea vegetables.  

Can I eat meat and still follow a macrobiotic diet?

The whole question of what we can eat does not presuppose that some foods are bad and some foods are good. The only foods considered to be unacceptable for human beings are synthetic chemicals and all those foods that contain chemicals or which are highly industrialised. For example all artificial VITAMINS that are not natural will do more harm than good they will interfere and counterattack the good vitamins that you get from your good food. The fact remains, however, that the regular consumption of animal based foodstuffs actively contributes to degeneration of the physical body. Generally, as people continue on a macrobiotic diet and experience improvement in their health, they tend to refrain from or only occasionally eat animal foods.

Is macrobiotic food dull?

Not at all. When properly prepared, macrobiotic food is delicious and satisfying. Many people initially find the diet somewhat bland. However, as their health improves and as their taste buds get acclimatised to the new foods, they come to appreciate the subtle and delicious taste of natural foods. Removing strong spices and the intensely concentrated refined sugars, chemicals and additives abounding in modern foods allows for the experience of the distinctive flavours found in grains, beans and vegetables.  

Is macrobiotic cooking time consuming?

This is an erroneous assumption many people make on first encountering macrobiotics. When beginning to learn how to cook macrobiotically it is neccessary to unlearn some old cooking habits, and learn new cooking skills. It is important, and actually a significant aspect of the healing process, to learn how to cook macrobiotically, and to to do your own cooking. This learning process will enhance your appreciation of food, and increase its value for yourself, your family and your friends.

In the beginning, food preparation may take longer than when you were eating a conventional diet. But in a relatively short time you can learn to efficiently prepare your meals. If you live in an area where macrobiotic cooking classes are available, it is well worth your time and effort to take some classes.

Is a macrobiotic diet mostly Japanese food?

  The people who brought macrobiotics to, and are the 'pioneers' of macrobiotic teaching and practice in, the United States, are Japanese. It is not surprising, then, that they brought many aspects of the Japanese culinary tradition with them. Consequently, until quite recently most macrobiotic diets and cookbooks emphasised traditional Japanese foods and cooking styles. For Americans, though, the health promoting foods are those native to the American climate and soil. As macrobiotic principles and practice become more widespread on the North American continent, then we can expect a revitalisation and rediscovery of native american culinary traditions, as well as the culinary traditions of different ethnic groups whose place of origin are distant from the North American continent.

  Is a macrobiotic diet expensive?

  On the contrary, it is a very economical way of eating and staying healthy. Generally, you can expect to reduce your food bills from 30% to 50% by switching from a conventional diet to a macrobiotic diet. And if you include the savings in medical costs because of enhanced health and well being resulting from adopting a macrobiotic diet, the savings are multiplied many times over.

How quickly will I see results?

As soon as you begin to properly nurture your body it responds with a more positive state of health. Your overall health is greatly determined by the quality of your blood, which, in turn, is largely determined by the quality of the food you eat. The food is converted into blood which is the "organ" of nourishment and regulation of the functions of the organs and tissues of the body.

As the quality of your blood improves, health improves. It normally takes ten days for the plasma to recycle, so improvements begin to be noticeable after ten days. It takes 30 days for the white blood cells to renew, so immune function begins to improve after a month. It takes 120 days for the red blood cells to be renewed, so it is only then that true healing can begin.

Now, although improvement of health generally does occur, it may not necessarily be a smooth transition from a poor physical condition to a healthy one. During the early stages of the healing process, various "discharges" or detoxifying symptoms occur, which are similar to symptoms usually associated with sickness. Generally everybody experiences increased urination and bowel movement, as well as weight loss. In addition to these signs, the symptoms of the body healing itself include fevers, headaches, flu like symptoms, fatigue, nasal mucous discharge, sore throats, coughing and sneezing, diarrhoea, skin eruptions and, in the case of women, vaginal discharge and cystitis like symptoms. The question then arises, how do you know the symptoms you are experiencing indicate your body is healing rather than you are in fact becoming sick? There are four cardinal signs to be aware of which will enable you to tell the difference. These are appetite, vitality, sleep patterns and nausea.

 In the case of someone becoming sick, then all four signs are negative. That is, you have no appetite, no vitality, your sleep patterns are disturbed and you feel sick. In the case where your body is undergoing detoxification, then one, two or even three of these signs may be present, but very rarely all four. It is advisable that you are in contact with a macrobiotic counselor be sure he silenced by the Board of Medicine of your State, or you are in touch with an active macrobiotic community, who you can talk to about these symptoms and advise you what to do about them, if and when they occur.

For those who begin a macrobiotic practice with serious illnesses, it must be remembered that the illness took several years, or even decades, to develop. After adopting a macrobiotic approach to health you may experience immediate benefits, but generally a complete recovery takes time and requires patience. It may take from one to several years for complete recovery to occur, depending on the illness, and such factors as your age, your general overall health status, and other individual considerations.

Are there any scientific studies about macrobiotic diets and health?

In recent years there has been a tremendous increase in the study of nutrition and its relationship to health. Whereas, even as short a time as ten years ago, most authorities on medicine and health completely ruled out diet as having anything to do with health or disease. Most of the studies have been put together in encapsulated form by Alex Jack, in his recent book, "Let Food be Your Medicine" (One Peaceful World Publications, 1992), which is a compilation of about 165 studies done by the scientific community on macrobiotic and vegetarian diets. These studies confirm the benefits of macrobiotic principles and practices.

Can I take it step by step or do I need to "go for it"?  

If your health is relatively good, you can go either way. It is important that you start a macrobiotic practice in a way that suits your personality and temperament. Generally speaking, though, the sooner you can be fully on a macrobiotic diet, the better. In case of serious illness, one should definitely begin the diet fully and completely as soon as possible.

  How long do I have to remain on a macrobiotic diet before I can quit?

  The problem here is the implication in the question that somehow a macrobiotic diet is a cure for illness. However, as stated earlier, there is no cure for any illness. A macrobiotic approach to eating is essentially flexible depending on your condition. To adopt a macrobiotic approach to eating means you understand that cooked whole grains and vegetables are your staple foods for the rest of your life. Your commitment to your own health and well being means you can adjust your dietary intake to your situation and changing circumstances, but being able to do this means a study of the principles behind macrobiotic practice is necessary.

I want to lose weight. Will I on a macrobiotic diet?

Generally, weight loss is the normal response for those people who are overweight after starting their macrobiotic practice. People with severe weight problems will, of course, take longer to lose all their excess weight.

I am already thin enough. Will I also lose weight?

Since a macrobiotic approach to eating is based on a principle of balance, many times people who are underweight actually gain weight on a similar diet to a person who is overweight loses weight. However, any person adopting a grain based diet will have difficulty, in the initial stages, digesting the grains and vegetables properly. Thus, most people lose whatever weight they need to lose, up to about five pounds under what their weight will stabilise to on a grain and vegetable diet. It is accurate to say that most people eating a macrobiotic diet are thin compared to the cultural (high fat and refined foods) norm. However, whatever weight loss occurs is usually optimal, and not indicative of disease.

Should children and adults eat the same macrobiotic diet?

The nutritional needs of growing children are somewhat different than those of adults. Since the the macrobiotic approach to diet is that each individual should eat according to their individual needs, a child's macrobiotic diet will differ from the normal adult's. These differences are easily addressed in the course of preparing the family meal.

Isn't a lot of salt used in macrobiotic cooking? I've heard that too much salt is unhealthy.

Too much of any food is unhealthy. In appropriate amounts, salt is essential for maintaining the body's electrolyte and mineral balance. The salt used in the normal American diet is 98% sodium chloride and is stripped of vital trace elements. This refined salt, eaten with large amounts of animal fat and protein is implicated in many of the degenerative diseases that plague people today.

The salt recommended for use in a macrobiotic diet is sea salt, containing less sodium chloride and an abundance of natural trace minerals such as magnesium, zinc and copper. Used in proper amounts, this natural sea salt is essential for good health.

Are there any books I can read to help me understand macrobiotics?

There is a plethora of books available, and it is essential to gain an understanding of macrobiotic principles and concepts in order to really benefit from a macrobiotic practice. Since you are a unique individual, only you can know and decide what is the best way for you to eat. Also, since you and your condition changes over time, you need to make subtle and not so subtle changes in your eating habits, depending on how long you have been eating macrobiotically, what season it is, what climatic variations occur in your place of habitation, what the weather is like, what kind of lifestyle you have, and other individual variations.

THE HUMAN BEING.

It is important to understand what we are as human beings. The present state of knowledge of the human being is one which has been informed by the materialistic reductionist thinking of modern technological science. It is commonplace for people generally to think of the human body as being merely an elaborate machine, with all the non material aspects of the human being  thinking, feeling, attitudes, emotions, mores, imagination, etc., etc, as being merely the result of the physico chemical activities which take place in the physical body. However, the human organism is not a machine and does not operate under the aegis of chemical and physical laws. An important statement made by Rudolf Steiner in this context, given in a lecture series published as "Man as Symphony of the Creative Word", (Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1970, pp. 188 189) in 1923, eloquently illustrates the problem:

  " Wouldst thou heal man, look into the world on every side, see on every side how the world evolves processes of healing. Wouldst thou know the secrets of the world in the processes of illness and healing, look into the depths of human nature. You can apply this to every aspect of man's being, but you must direct your gaze outwards to the great world of nature and see man in a living relationship to this great world.

People today have become accustomed to something different. They depart from nature as far as possible. They do something which shuts their own sight off from nature, for what they wish to examine they lay beneath a glass on a little stand   the eye does not look out into nature, but looks into the glass. Sight itself is cut off from nature. They call this the microscope. In certain connections it might as well be called a nulloscope, for it shuts one off from the great world of nature. People do not know, when something under a glass is magnified, that for spiritual knowledge it is exactly as though the same process were to take place in nature herself. For only think, when you take some minute particle from the human being for the purpose of observation under a microscope, what you then do with this minute fragment is the same as if were to stretch the man himself and tear him apart. You would be an even worse monster than Procrustes if you were to wrench man and tear him asunder in order to enlarge him as that minute particle is enlarged under the microscope. But do you believe that you would still have the person before you? This would naturally be out of the question. Just as little do you have the reality there under the microscope. The truth which has been magnified is no longer the truth; it is an illusory image. We must not depart from nature and imprison our own sight. For other purposes, this can of course be useful; but for a true knowledge of man it is immensely misleading.

Knowledge of man in the true sense must be sought in the way we have indicated. Starting from the processes of nutrition, it must be followed through the processes of healing to the processes of human and world education in the widest sense. Or we can put it thus: from nutrition, through healing, to civilization and culture."

This line of thinking leads to the logical conclusion that it is not possible to understand the human being by means of the scientific methodology employed today. Anytime we open up the human being by means of tissue samples, doing blood analysis, etc., we simply do not have any reality before us; what we have is an artifact abstracted from the context in which it naturally exists, and so whatever we find out about the artifact has no reality with regard to the living tissue itself in the context of its functioning within the human organism. This has necessarily lead to tremendous confusion and chaos in the world because it is based on ignorance about what we are as human beings. The following is a greatly simplified explication of the constitution of the human being; for a more detailed description of the complexities of the human being I refer you to the book "Theosophy" by Rudolf Steiner, (Anthroposophic Press).

The human being is a microcosm of the macrocosm. If we take this statement as our starting point, we can build up a picture of the human being by observing nature, and in nature we find there are three major kingdoms:

The Mineral Kingdom.

The Plant Kingdom.

The Animal Kingdom.

The human being's relationship to the mineral kingdom is that the substances which are used by the human organism for the maintenance of its physical body are mineral/chemical substances. From the perspective of the human observer, the mineral kingdom is inanimate, it is dead. Therefore, if we were constituted of nothing but mineral/chemical substances we would be dead, we could not exist as human beings. So:  

Mineral Kingdom / Physical Body / Unconscious.

Plants are alive; they germinate in the soil, grow, develop, mature, produce flowers, fruits and seeds and die. They thus have a 'body' which is invisible to physical sight which takes up the mineral substances of the soil, along with water and light, which gives form to the plant and is responsible for its growth, development etc. This is called the etheric, life or formative body in the Western Tradition and I think the concept of 'chi' , 'ki' and 'prana' in the Eastern Tradition is the Eastern equivalent of etheric. The consciousness of the plant is more of a dream﷓like consciousness. The plant is therefore constituted of both mineral body and etheric body. So:  

Plant Kingdom / Etheric Body / Dream like consciousness.  

Animals are distinguished from plants by being able to move around, they show patterns of behavior which indicate they respond to whatever is going on around them; they fight, run away from danger, look for food and water, mate, take care of their young, mark out territory and guard it etc., etc. They thus have an additional 'body' to the physical and etheric body, and this is called the astral body or soul, which, like the etheric body, is also invisible to physical sight. So:  

Animal Kingdom /Astral Body / Instinctive consciousness.  

The major difference between animals and human beings is that in the case of animals, if we know the behavioral patterns of a single individual of a species, we know the behavioral patterns of all the individuals of the same species. This is because each species of animal has a 'group soul'. This is not the case with the human being, because no two human individuals behave in an identical manner in the same set of circumstances. The major distinction between human beings and animals is the ability of the human being to think as an individual. This ability is due to an additional spiritual constituent of the human being, called the Ego, which can simply be stated as that aspect of the human being which gives each one of us our identity. When we say, I , we can only be referring to ourselves as individuals, not to anyone else.  

Thus the human being is constituted of:

Physical Body.  

Etheric Body.

Astral Body.

Ego.

Now, the physical body as we observe it with our physical eyes, has its actions and shape because of the etheric body. The etheric body is the spiritual body which takes up the mineral/chemical substances provided for by nourishment and molds them, (and is responsible for the activity of each organ and tissue and co﷓ordinating them), into the form of the tissues and organs of the physical body. In essence, the physical body is the 'mineral apparition' of the etheric body, which permeates throughout the physical body, and is responsible for its growth and development as a whole, and for the minutiae of activity and form of the various organs and tissues of the body.

  Now, of course it stands to reason, based on what has been written so far, that when any substance or tissue is extracted from the body in order to observe it under the microscope that it is no longer is under the influence of the etheric body. Rather, once it is removed from the physical body, it then becomes subject to the same laws of physics and chemistry that operate in the mineral kingdom. This is fine as long as it is clearly understood that whatever knowledge we gain from so doing will be utterly misleading if we assume that what we discover will give us any insight into the workings of the physical organism, be it plant, animal or human physical organism.

The astral body is 'attached' to the etheric body which permeates the physical body. It is the astral body or soul which is the locus of our feelings, perceptions, memory, emotions, thoughts, imagination, attitudes, world view, ideals, visions etc. Since this is the way we are constituted it cannot be the case that thinking, for example, takes place in the brain. It is more accurate to say the brain is the 'sense organ' of thinking. Nor can it be said that our emotions or feelings are located in the physical body, rather the body expresses the emotions and feelings going on in our soul.

However, in the case of health and disease, the relationship of the astral body being linked to the physical body via the etheric body means that disturbances and imbalances in any one of the three will manifest and permeate into the other two. Thus, as Rudolf Steiner stated it, "all disturbances in the physical body have their origin in the astral body, and all disturbances of the soul have their origin in the physical".

Thus, in order for us to heal ourselves, we have to deal with our condition from the perspective of our ego, our psyche (the Greek word meaning soul), our etheric body and our physical organism.

All these aspects will be explored and discussed throuhout the Alchemycal Pages and I begin by talking about the material of our physical body, which is our daily nourishment. As it states in the Taittiriya of the 'Upanishads', a sacred text of India:

" Out of Brahman, who is Self, came ether; out of ether, air; out of air, fire; out of fire, water; out of water, earth; out of earth, vegetation; out of vegetation, food; out of food, the body of man. The body of man, composed of the essence of food, is the physical sheath of the Self. From food are born all creatures which live upon food and after death return to food. Food is the chief of all things. It is therefore said to be medicine for all diseases of the body."

Many centuries later, Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher/physician, widely considered to be the father of Western Medicine, said:

"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be thy food."

YIN AND YANG.

Anyone starting a macrobiotic dietary practice without studying yin and yang can do so adequately, experiencing increasing health benefits physically, emotionally and mentally, for only a certain period of time, perhaps three to five years. However, since a macrobiotic dietary practice is not dieting in the strict sense, if we have not studied and begun to understand the principles which inform the practice, principally yin yang theory and its derivative, the Five Transformation Theory, we will find that around this time our experience of doing a macrobiotic practice will get 'bogged down'. It is commonplace for people to have started a macrobiotic dietary practice and given up after three years or so; one constantly hears people saying, "oh yes, I tried macrobiotics for a couple of years back in" whatever decade they happened to have tried it. The percentage of people who have tried macrobiotic practice and given it up relative to the people who continue past the two to three year period is probably 80%.

Now, there are many reasons for this phenomenon, and I feel the most important is the lack of study of yin yang theory means people do not know how, by and large, to make the necessary adjustments to their dietary practice as their condition improves. These dietary adjustments generally mean we have to start widening the choices of foods available to us, so we eventually can eat anything we want, always maintaining whole grains and vegetables as our daily staple foods. In actual fact it is not in accord with macrobiotic philosophy for anyone to maintain the same dietary intake from season to season, year in and year out; also, a diet suitable for a person in a certain condition is not appropriate for the same person when their condition improves.

Another very important reason to learn and understand yin and yang is to change our way of thinking. And we need to change our way of thinking if we wish to heal ourselves. The present dominant mode of thinking in the world can be characterized as scientific materialistic reductionist thinking, which has developed over the past four hundred years. This manner of thinking has arisen from the study of the material world, its basis for knowledge being the world of minerals and chemicals. From exhaustive studies, experimentation and observations of the phenomena of the mineral kingdom have been derived the laws of physics and chemistry. These chemical and physical laws have then been applied in the manipulation of matter in developing a brilliantly clever and in many instances beneficial material technology. This is fine as long as the chemical and physical laws are understood to be pertinent only to chemicals and minerals.

However, this mode of thinking characterized as materialistic scientific reductionist permeates every branch of knowledge and learning, and most human endeavors today. We need to wake up to the fact that we are totally deluded if we think the plant, the animal or the human being is merely a more elaborate and complex arrangement of physics and chemistry than is the rock or stone. In other words, it is not logically possible to derive true understanding and knowledge of living organisms by means of the laws of physics and chemistry.

The world is suffering grievously under the burden of this delusion. It is not an exaggeration to say all the problems the world is now experiencing and has been for several decades, be they ecological, environmental, economic, legal, social, political, medical, educational or religious, are the result of this dominant mode of thinking I characterize as scientific materialist reductionist. It seems fairly obvious to draw the conclusion that this mode of thinking will not help us in solving these problems, because it is largely the cause of all the problems going on in the world today; using the same manner of thinking to solve problems caused by it will in fact make these problems more intractable than they have already become.

We therefore need to develop a new way of thinking which has its epistemology based on the logically undeniable fact that the worlds of plants, animals and human beings, and, in the final analysis, even the world of minerals, are the expression, the manifestations and symptoms of spiritual laws and activities operating in the world of spirit which creates, imbues and permeates the physical world. The picture Rudolf Steiner gives of the evolution of human consciousness is the development of the intellectual capacities of the human soul such that we could objectively investigate the material world and develop the capacity to think independently, out of our own resources of the soul, beginning around 1413 A.D., was a necessary step in the evolution of human consciousness. However, any human being taking the materialistic scientific world view to its logical conclusion cannot but admit it is not possible to find in it any real satisfaction for the soul as to why the phenomena of the world function the way they do. Thus, having reached the necessary 'brick wall' at the end of scientific materialism, we must needs posit an invisible domain, lying beyond the veil of the physical senses, which is behind/within material phenomena and is the fundamental cause for why phenomena  mineral, plant, animal and human in the realm of the physical world behave they way they do. This is the world/s of spiritual beings, forces and activities. The fact that the people inhabiting the world today appear not to find this logical conclusion admissible is more a statement about humanity's present enthralment to the delusion of modern scientific materialism, feebleness of soul, intellectual aridity and less than stringent, accurate observation of material phenomena than it is about the truthfulness of the logical conclusion itself.

As a first step, or bridge, toward developing this new way of thinking, the study and understanding of yin and yang is very helpful, because it is predicated on the knowledge there are hidden (that is, imperceptible to the physical sense organs) forces and dynamics lying within and behind material phenomena which give them their form and dynamic of function and activity. Yin and yang is a 'descriptive language' to understand the dynamics of spiritual activity. Since understanding yin and yang is so different from the conventional habit of scientific materialist reductionist thinking, it requires a rigorous and consistent retraining of our thinking. We must also realise developing our understanding of yin and yang is not only necessary in order to facilitate our healing, it is also contingent upon recovering our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and vitality. The necessity of developing a feeling for yin and yang is also necessary because it is simply not an intellectual arrangement and can never be understood from a purely intellectual standpoint. For although on the surface yin and yang theory appears to be simplicity itself, and in a certain respect it is, it is also complex, profound and subtle.

One problem, which I need to address here, is if a reader comes to this page with any sort of background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, then they will look at the description of yin and yang qualities, attributes and tendencies that follows and conclude the macrobiotic understanding of yin and yang is in error. And indeed it is, from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, George Ohsawa, who I refer to as the 'rediscovered' of macrobiotic principles and practices, changed the perspective of yin and yang from the traditional metaphysical one to one, which is geocentric.

In essence, if we study the 'I Ching', which is the consummate expression of yin and yang theory and philosophy from the metaphysical perspective, it states that 'Heaven' being the generator of all things, is more creative, active, dynamic and therefore more yang than the expression of its creative activity, which is called 'Earth'. 'Earth', which is, in contrast to 'Heaven' passive, receptive,and still, is therefore more yin. In fact 'Heaven' is called Great Yang and 'Earth' is called 'Great Yin'.

George Ohsawa said, on the other hand, from the perspective of an individual living on the earth, heaven is a wide, vast, relatively empty expanse flung out above us, and is therefore more yin; the earth, from this perspective, is a solid, compacted, physical object floating in this wide expanse of space, and is therefore more yang. From this radical change in perspective Ohsawa then developed the yin yang theory presented here.

Thus, neither one is incorrect as long as they are not mixed up; if we are consistent in our interpretations from each of the different perspectives then we will not make errors, excepting those made because of our lack of understanding of whichever interpretation of yin and yang we are using. There is no reason one cannot learn both; however, my advice is to start with the explanation given here and learn it thoroughly and understand it well. This is a minimum two year proposition, while simultaneously adopting a macrobiotic dietary program, which is one of the applications of yin yang theory and therefore a great way to study yin and yang is to learn how to cook and eat macrobiotically.  

The Principles of Yin and Yang.  

1.) Oneness, God, the Mother Father Creative continuously manifests two tendencies of dynamic spiritual activity which are always and in all places and times under the continuous guidance of the One. Together, these three are manifest in 'The Ten Thousand Things"; that is, all visible and invisible phenomena of the relative world.  

2.) The two tendencies are called yin, centrifugality and yang, centripetality.  

3.) Yin attracts yang; yang attracts yin.  

4.) Yang repels yang; yin repels yin.  

5.) At their extreme of movement, yin changes into, or produces yang; likewise, at the extreme yang changes into, or produces, yin.  

6.) The greater the polarity between yin and yang, the greater the force of attraction between them. The more alike two phenomena are respect of yin and yang, the greater the force of repulsion between them.

7.) Yin and yang are constantly changing into one another.

8.) No phenomenon is completely, absolutely yang, or completely, absolutely yin. All phenomena are permeated with both yin and yang tendencies.

9.) No phenomenon is neutral, that is, perfectly balanced. Yin or yang is present in excess in all phenomena at one time or another in dynamic interplay.

10.) Under the guidance of the One, all inter relationships of yin and yang are always tending toward a dynamic balance.

These ten principles are, so to speak, the rules of the game. Now we need to learn what I call the ABC's of yin and yang. What follows is by no means an exhaustive list, and by learning it, you can add many more examples.

The properties, attributes and tendencies of yin and yang:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR

THE GINGER COMPRESS

The Ginger Compress.

(This material is excerpted from my forth...coming book and so if you see any references to other chapters etc. you will know why. It has some repetition with what I have already place here, which is now at the bottom of the page. I have not yet discussed Chronic Intestinal Stagnation [CIS]. Nevertheless, anyone who has been living in the modern world eating the"meat and sugar" can be certain they have developed CIS, so what follows is information of singular significance for everybody.)

If we established beyond reasonable doubt we do have chronic intestinal stagnation, then we may want to enquire as to what we can do to aid our intestines in healing themselves. From what has already been written it should be fairly clear we first need to begin by changing our way of eating to one based on eating cooked whole grains and vegetables. However, on the physical level, changing our way of eating is not enough. It is often assumed, or, it appears to be the assumption in macrobiotic literature, that we need but change our daily staple foods from meat, eggs, dairy food, refined, chemicalised foods etc. to whole grains and vegetables and our intestinal function will take care of itself. And, in many instances, when people begin eating cooked whole grains and vegetables according to macrobiotic principles, one of the first changes noticed is a considerable, often dramatic improvement in bowel movement.

However, the consumption of these foods on a regular basis as staple foods does not allow for making any real inroads on breaking down the chronic intestinal stagnation, the toxic mucus build up in the intestinal walls. The chronic intestinal stagnation has, as already been suggested, been building up over the entire life of the individuals living in the modern culture eating the modern diet, and as the years go by the chronic intestinal stagnation becomes extraordinarily impacted and 'locked in' the intestinal walls. Thus we must do something in addition to changing our way of eating if we wish to get rid of the mucus stagnation in the walls of our intestines.

I must avow I am not the first person in the history of humanity to recognise the large intestine is the single most critical organ to address if we wish to effect a true and deep healing occurring in the body. Many, many treatments have been devised over the years in an attempt to remove this impacted mucus material, including enemas, colonics, clay treatments, herbal colon cleansing programs, and fasts of innumerable kinds and varieties. However, none of them actually work, many are difficult to do, and some are actually detrimental to do. For example, I think colonics actually weaken the walls of the intestines.

What I mean by saying none of them actually work is that they do not effect the dissolution of the mucus stagnation in the walls of the intestines. They are effective, by and large, in sloughing off the mucus build up in the lumen of the intestines, but then so does eating a diet based on cooked whole grains and vegetables, due to the high fibre content.

The most effective remedy of which I know is probably several thousand years old, and was probably devised at the beginning of recorded history. I have also heard it was thought up by a physician of a Buddhist persuasion in 500 BC. No matter, to the august and profoundly wise gentleman or gentlewoman who first first came up with the idea of the ginger compress, I offer my prayer of profound gratitude.

So, after a long and necessary preliminary discourse, we come to the reason for writing this book:

The Ginger Compress.

  Items required:

1. One gallon of water in a container with a lid (tap water is fine).

2. 1/4 cup finely grated by hand  fresh unpeeled Ginger Root (non organic is fine) wrapped in a cheesecloth, or other natural fibre cloth, to make a bag of grated ginger.

3. 2 three feet long by 1 foot wide cotton terry cloth towels.

4. I cotton bath towel.

5. I pair of thick rubber gloves.

Preliminaries.

Before proceeding, take the two terry cloth towels and, singly, fold each one in three folds such that they cover the area on your abdomen which goes from the sternum of the rib cage to the pelvic bone, and from one hip bone to the other. Once you have done this, sew each one along the loose edges so they are prevented from falling open once you start doing the treatment.

Also, the treatment has to be done on an empty stomach, either an hour before you eat or two hours after you eat. It can be done at any time of day. However, a practical tip is to do the first treatment just before you go to bed, and once you have done it, leave all the materials where they are. First thing in the morning, reheat the ginger water pot, making sure you do not actually boil the water, and you can do the treatment again. Thus, if you do it this way, you can do two treatments using the same ginger water .

Another point is that if you use a gallon container, once you have followed the instructions, the ginger water should retain its heat long enough to do do at least two treatments. If you want to ensure the ginger water remains hot, obtain a hot plate you can plug into an electrical outlet near the place you choose to do the treatment, and place the pot of ginger water on it after you have made it.

Instructions.

Place the container of water on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Meanwhile, grate the unpeeled ginger root using a fine tooth grater until you have approximately a 1/4 cup; the easiest way to ensure you do not lose any ginger juice is to drape the piece of cloth you are using to wrap the ginger over a bowl and grate the ginger onto the cloth in the bowl.

When you have grated enough ginger, bring the four corners of the cloth together to enclose the grated ginger, twirl it to make a neck and wrap a rubber band around the neck to hold it together. Any overflow of ginger juice will then gather in the bottom of the bowl.

By now the water in the pot will be near to boiling; let it boil. Then, and this the most important point, once the water has boiled, switch your heat source off and let the water settle before you take the bag of grated ginger, squeeze the excess juice into the hot water, throw the bag in the pot, and if there is any ginger juice in the bowl, pour that in too.Then place the two folded and sewn up terry cloth towels in the pot of hot ginger water and let them soak for a minute or two, with the lid on the container. You are now ready to do the compress.

Place an old blanket or sheet on your couch, floor or bed, wherever you choose to do the compress and set up the pot of ginger water with the two terry cloth towels (I will refer to these two towels as the ginger towels from now on in the description) in it on some newspapers within easy reach of where you lie down. Lie on your back (do not use plastic in any shape or form) on the sheet on the couch, bed or floor, expose the skin of your abdomen, with the bath towel, also folded so it can cover your abdomen, placed on your lap.

Then, with the rubber gloves on, remove the lid of the pot, place it on the floor, and pick up one of the ginger towels in the pot (if you are lying on the floor you will need to sit up to do this), wring out the  excess liquid back into the ginger water in the pot, then replace the lid to keep the heat in.

Taking the wrung out ginger towel, open it up so it is flat (it will remain folded if you have sewn the loose edges together), lie down if you have had to sit up to do the preceding, and raise and lower the ginger towel over the skin of the abdomen, close to but not actually touching the skin to begin with , until you can take it as hot as you can stand it leaving it directly on the skin. After you have placed the hot ginger towel on the skin, cover it with the bath towel that has been lying on your lap, to keep the heat in.

After two to four minutes the hot ginger towel will start to cool down. Then, lift the dry bath towel covering the ginger towel, remove the ginger towel, leaving the dry bath towel covering the abdomen to keep it warm. Remove the lid from the ginger water container, replace the wet, cool ginger towel and remove the second ginger towel which has been in the container while you used the first ginger towel, thoroughly wring the excess ginger water out of it back into the container, replace the lid and repeat the procedure as for the first ginger towel. Alternate the two towels for half an hour. This constitutes one treatment.

I recommend the compress is done 64 times, two to four times a week; this is one round of compresses, and this may not, and is generally not, enough to complete the job. If you determine your intestines need more work, I suggest you wait four to six weeks and then do another round of 64 compresses. And you may need to do two or three more rounds after that! The reason it takes so many compresses is due to the fact the chronic intestinal stagnation has developed over many, many years, even decades. The older we are when we find out we need we have chronic intestinal stagnation, the longer it has been going on. And the longer it has been going on, the more tenaciously hardened and impacted it is in our intestinal walls, therefore the more ginger compresses we will have to do, more consistently and perseveringly, in order for the compresses to have their desired effect.

I also recommend that once we are satisfied our intestines are back in shape again, it is a good idea to do one half ound of compresses regularly every year. With regard to children, it is perhaps better to wait until they are seven years old before doing the ginger compresses.

Here is another method for doing the ginger compress, which I learnt from David Jackson, a macrobiotic teacher and counsellor living in Arizona, who learnt it from his teacher, Roy Steevensz.

Instructions.

I gallon container(thick sides) of boiled water.

1/4 cup freshly grated unpeeled ginger root(does not have to be organic) in a cloth bag.

2 cotton towels, folded to cover the abdomen from the sternum to the pelvic bone and from one hip to the other.  

1 dry towel.

2 wooden bowls about 10 inches diameter.

  The bag of ginger is squeezed to get the ginger juice into the pot of boiled water(do not boil the ginger), right after you have boiled the water, and then the bag of ginger is placed in the hot water.

David's method is different from those in the books where he has two of the wooden bowls you can buy at oriental stores, the bowls being the ones made of interwoven strips of wood. These are about 8﷓10 inches in diameter. What you do is place one of the folded towels between these bowls and immerse it in the ginger water so that the towel gets heated and because you are holding the towel between the bowls you do not have to put your hands in the water.

Then you put the other dry towel try against the skin of the abdomen, and, after immersing the two bowls with the other towel place between them in the hot ginger water, you lift the bowls out of the water, and squeeze them firmly together to squeeze the excess ginger water from out of the towel. Then you take one bowl off the top of the ginger towel and place it underneath the other bowel, and place the hot ginger towel on top of the dry towel on the skin of the abdomen (you are doing the compress lying back against some pillows against a couch or wall).Then you cover that towel with another dry bath towel, also folded.

The heat and ginger chi penetrates through the dry towel into the abdomen, and you can feel your skin heating up. After a few minutes, as you feel the heat cooling down, you take off the top covering towel, and flip over the two towels on the abdomen so that the towel that has been recently soaked in the ginger water is now directly on the skin. You then place the one that was originally on the skin between the two bowls, while covering the one on your abdomen with the dry towel. You then immerse the two bowls with the towel inserted between them in the hot ginger water, take them out, squeeze the excess liquid out, and lifting off the covering towel, place the hot ginger towel on top of the one still on the skin, and cover them both with the covering towel. Then, once you feel the towel against the skin cooling off, you flip the towels over so that the recently heated towel is directly on the skin and proceed to take the top towel and place it between the two bowls, having placed the covering towel on top of the ginger towel on the abdomen, and immerse the bowls in the hot ginger water, etc. You go through this procedure for half an hour. If you have a gallon pot with thick sides, then the ginger water should easily retain enough heat for half an hour.

This method ensures that you have constant heat on the skin throughout the course of the half hour treatment.

Activity of the Ginger Compress.

The ginger compress works because of the etheric or 'chi' activities of the heat and the ginger root. From the perspective of yin﷓yang theory, the ginger root has strong yang activity by virtue of its "rootness". This more yang activity means the etheric activity of the ginger has a strong, downward penetrating movement. When you grate the ginger you will notice how the aroma of ginger powerfully fills the room, attesting to a strong dispersing, expansive movement of chi. The reason for this is the ginger root grows sideways, meaning it is more influenced by yin activity than, say a burdock or carrot root, and this yin dispersing activity is further enhanced by finely grating the ginger. My feeling is that by making the compress in this way, laying the towel soaked in this etheric activity, thereby harnessing it, on the abdomen while lying on our back, the towel focuses these etheric forces on the abdominal cavity in which the intestines lie, and they penetrate into the tissues by means of the root activity and break up the mucus stagnations encountered in the tissues by means of the strong dispersive activity. Furthermore, the etheric forces of the ginger stimulate the etheric, formative forces of the intestines, thus stimulating their proper activity.  

The heat activity of the compress stimulates the blood and tissue circulation in the area being treated which then facilitates the bearing of the dispersed toxins away to be excreted.  

The combination of these three etheric or 'chi' activities means the tissues of the walls of the intestine begin to receive clean, revitalized blood (if we have also changed our way of eating, and it has to emphasised the ginger compress is a waste of time if we do not) for the first time in years and decades, and they become revitalized, leading to regeneration of the tissues and restoration of their proper, harmonious function.  

During Treatment.  

As a result of doing the treatment mucus deposits are gradually dissolved and toxins flushed into the bloodstream and what happens overtly then will depend on many factors. All I will say here, and more will be said on this subject in the chapter "Macrobiotic Healing", is the body may show signs of detoxification or may show no overt signs of cleansing other than passive weight loss, increased urination and bowel movement and some fatigue. More active signs of cleansing include nasal mucus discharge, sore throat, coughing and sneezing, fever and flu﷓like symptoms, temporary constipation and /or diarrhoea, various aches and pains, skin eruptions on various parts of the body, and headaches. If they are accompanied with healthy appetite, normal sleep patterns, generally okay vitality and no nausea, these signs indicate the healing process is going well. If you find these symptoms to be of some concern, then it is important to ask me via e﷓mail about what these symptoms mean and what you need to do for them, if anything.

Contraindications.  

The ginger compress on the abdomen should not be done in the following instances:  

Pregnancy.  

Abdominal inflammation, appendicitis and pneumonia.  

On the brain, on infant babies, and in cases when a high fever is running.  

Over cancers of the abdominal region, although they may safely be done on cancers in other parts of the body.  

In macrobiotic books which discuss the ginger compress, it is always written "Special considerations for cancer patients..." and it goes on to talk about the Taro Potato Plaster. The reason it is mentioned cancer patients should not do a ginger compress for more than five minutes on a cancer is because it is thought the stimulation of the blood supply caused by the compress means that if there is a tumor in the region being treated then the increased blood circulation will cause the cancer to grow.  

However, this is only true if the blood is still toxic. When a person starts the macrobiotic diet, then in ten days the blood plasma (the fluid in which the blood circulates) is renewed, in 30 60 days all the white blood cells will be newly created, and in 120 days all the red blood cells will be newly created. Thus, theoretically, if one does the ginger compresses beginning four months after starting the dietary practice, then the increasing blood flow means clean, fresh blood will be circulating more vigorously. The tumour will then be receiving this fresh, clean blood which in turn means the cancer will dissolve faster. However, to act on the side of caution, if a person has cancer of the colon or some other cancer of the abdominal region, it is perhaps wiser to wait until the dietary practice has been done for one year before embarking on the regimen of ginger compresses.  

I have also heard it said this regimen of two four compresses a week brings too much heat to the organism. However, doing it four times a week means we are applying heat to the abdomen a total of two hours out of the 168 hours of the week, which comes to 1.19% of the week. Furthermore, if one is to classify all diseases of humanity into two groups: whether they are diseases of two much heat, or diseases of too much cold, in the body, then it turns out that all degenerative illnesses are diseases of too much cold.  

Two problems may become evident during the course of doing the treatments. One is the skin of the abdomen takes on a darkened, brown﷓red/yellow hue, and this will clear up after the regimen has been completed. The other is the possibility of detoxifying too rapidly, meaning the symptoms of discharge may become overwhelming. In this case simply adjust the pattern of treatment by stopping them temporarily for a few days or a week or two. The key point about the regimen of 64 compresses is to do them; whether this takes 16 weeks, 20 weeks or 24 weeks is immaterial; what is required is to get the regimen done perseveringly on a relatively consistent basis.  

Possible hindrances to doing the Ginger Compress.  

I have noticed over the course of 14 years of counselling thousands of individuals there is a great deal of resistance to actually doing them. I estimate perhaps 30% of the people I counsel actually do the two or three rounds of compresses necessary to completely dissolve and break up the chronic intestinal stagnation.  

Of course, people say things like they do not have the time, or it's too complicated, or whatever. However, the reasons are, I feel, a lot deeper. First, the intestines are those organs of the body that have to with the expression of the activities of the will forces of the soul; will forces have to do with carrying out actions; if the intestines are weak and stagnated, then if we are asked to do something which requires a significant and radical change in any one of our habitual ways of doing any activity, we find it incredibly difficult to do so. The ginger compress regimen requires we take into account our necessity for doing them and scheduling the time to do them during the course of the week. If we do not do this, then we will have difficulty in getting them done.  

Secondly, the large intestines and lungs correspond to our forebrain; our forebrain is the sense organ instrument for the thinking activity of the soul; thus, if we have chronic intestinal stagnation, we also have toxic mucus build up in our lungs and our forebrain. In regard of thinking, this means our thinking is stuck, moulded in the the tried and true, habitual, received learning we have picked up at school, college, in church, from our family and through the newspapers and other mass media and if we are to break through the stagnant, arid, destructive, techno material thinking of modern culture, we have to break up this stagnation in the forebrain while at the same time undertaking the strenuous re education and quest for self  knowledge necessary for true healing to occur. The ginger compress regimen on the intestines is necessary to do if we are to achieve this, and this is an uncomfortable prospect, at least sub consciously.  

Thirdly, and probably the most difficult of the three impediments to overcome has to to with our emotional life. In the course of counseling I have come across a remarkable phenomenon of human life, which is that when we experience a deeply wounding event during the course of childhood and early adulthood, like being sexually abused, or physically or emotionally beaten down, the actual events which occasion these traumas and abuses are literally 'recorded' in the mucus stagnation, in any organ or tissue of the body where they happen to have built up. This is to say, the mucus stagnation appears to act as a 'medium' on or in which the event/s in question are 'holographically' imprinted. This means that no matter how well we succeed in suppressing our memory of these events, they are literally playing out continuously, like an endless tape reel, for as long as the mucus stagnation remains in the body.  

Thus, there is not only the physical consequence of increasing toxicity of the body resulting from the build of chronic mucus stagnation, which, as I have shown, starts with the large and small intestine, and because of these organs relationships as paired complementary organs with the lungs and heart, in those organs too. And later, as a consequence of the Five Transformation Theory, with the kidneys/bladder, and liver/gall bladder. And because the kidneys/bladder rules the sexual organs, mucus stagnation also builds up there.

There is also the coincidental process, because of the relationship of these organs to the emotions, as stated in the Five Transformation Theory, of the increasing physical toxicity of the body being accompanied with increasing emotional toxicity, the nature of the emotion hinging on which organ or organs the mucus stagnation is on which the events occasioning these traumas have been 'recorded'.

  The relationships of the more destructive emotions with the organs as stated in the Five Transformation Theory are as follows:  

Liver/Gall Bladder  frustration, irritability, impatience and anger.

Kidney/Bladder  fear, anxiety, loss of confidence and self esteem.

Lungs   melancholy and sadness, sense of loss.

Large Intestine  depression, loss of enthusiasm, ennui.

Heart/Small Intestine  overly excitable, nervousness, hysteria.

Stomach/ Spleen Pancreas doubt, worry, skepticism, cynicism.

These emotional moods are, in the person so afflicted, permanent and cannot be explained by any current event going on in their lives. They are, so to speak, their mood of soul, and colors every motivation, attitude, expression and way of relating to themselves and the people in their lives and the world in which they live.

They are permanent, that is, for as long as the mucus stagnation is present in which these emotional traumas are imprinted. I must also point out these 'permanent moods of soul' are present even if their have not been any emotional traumas; however, it is probable that if there have been emotional traumas, and it is fairly evident that emotional, physical and sexual abuse is endemic in modern culture, the imprinting of the events occasioning these traumas has the effect of accentuating these moods of soul to a deeper extent than in those individuals who have been fortunate enough not to have been emotionally, physically or sexually abused in their childhood and early adulthood.

When we do the ginger compresses on our abdomen, then the dissolution of the mucus stagnations will cause the 'holographically imprinted event' to be released from its entrapment in the mucus stagnations, as they are dissolving, and these events will surface into our consciousness and we will have to deal with them phsycologically. It is probable, as it has been in several instances in people with whom I have been working, that when these events surface into day consciousness, it is the first time they become aware that these events have indeed occurred, because they did such a effective job of suppressing their memory of these events when they first occurred.

This is, in many instances, a traumatic experience, occasioning much pain and suffering. Now, I feel when a person is asked to do the ginger compresses, they know, sub consciously, the dissolving of the mucus stagnations brought about by doing the ginger compresses is going to occasion the release of the suppression of the events, and since the pain and trauma associated with them is so profound, they would rather not have to deal with it.

This is understandable. However, any healing that is worthy of the name is necessarily accompanied with pain and suffering. If we go through a healing which leads to a resolution of our symptoms which is not accompanied with pain and suffering, both physical and psychological, then we can be assured the healing is superficial and will not bring about the profound transformation of our being, in body, soul and spirit, which is the healing I am discussing in this book. Therefore, the regimen of ginger compresses is necessary for us to carry out, anyway, if we wish to bring about a true and deep healing of ourselves and the world.

As to what I feel we need to do if we 'find out' we have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in childhood and early adulthood, I offer the following suggestions:

1. No blame. I do not feel that any one is helped if we go about blaming the perpetrators of these traumas, no matter how justified we may feel in blaming them. Furthermore, any idea of vengeance and redress simply does not answer the questions posed by these events and it leaves out of account the most important fact of human spiritual life. This is karma. Karma is a profound spiritual reality which is not taken into account at all in their daily lives by people living today. Now, karma is a vast subject and all I will say here is karma means that inexorably, ineluctably we will find we have to make up to others, either in this life time, or the subsequent life on earth, in one way or another what we have done to them. This is to say, it is not up to us to judge other people, for our, or other peoples', misdeeds, will be atoned for through karma.

2. Forgiveness. We must dig deep in our souls and find it possible to forgive the individual/s involved for what they have done, not as a cursory nod to the idea of forgiveness, but as a profound reality in our souls.

3. Find something about the event or the individuals involved which is beautiful and good, for it is rare for any one individual or event to be unredeemably evil.

4. This is probably the most difficult suggestion to carry through, but is probably the most important: ask ourselves what is about us that occasioned these events to take place. What is it that we need to work on psychologically mentally, emotionally, spiritually  so we can truly digest the lessons to be learnt from these events for ourselves.

5. Once we have digested all that needs to be learnt, understood and changed, forget about the events, for time itself is a great healer.

There are additional aids to help breaking up the chronic mucus stagnation. The first is to make sure we go for walks every day for at least half to one hour. The act of walking serves to do to an 'internal massage' on the intestines; it is helpful to use the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, to walk to the store rather than drive etc. And the walking is most helpful if it is a relaxed stroll around your neighborhood or in the park, where the simple enjoyment of the sights and sounds we encounter is our aim rather than trying to do any exercise.

Massaging the intestines while doing the compresses. While you are lying down with the ginger towel on your abdomen, using the extended index and forefinger of both hands together, press on the intestines beginning at the ileocecal valve approximately two inches to the left of the right hip bone,

and using a push and release motion work your fingers up the right side of your abdomen, across the abdomen to the left, just above the navel, and then down the left side to just above the pelvic bone, moving in a spiral motion further in from the path you worked so that the massaging gradually works toward the center of the abdomen. When you have completed one massage in this way, start again from the beginning and work you way to the center of the abdomen. Do this two or three times or so during the time you are doing the compress. When you press down with your fingers go as deep as you can, while trying to keep the abdominal muscles totally relaxed.

Another aid is the following exercise. Stand straight, eyes looking straight ahead, with your hands by your sides in the middle of a room so you have plenty of space. Then move your hands, fingers extended, upward and outward while raising yourself up on your toes and taking a deep breath through your nose so that the inbreathe goes to your lower abdomen. Hold the position momentarily, then slowly, simultaneously bring your hands down past the hips and then forward toward your front while bending down into a 'skiing' position, tightening your abdominal and buttock muscles and as you bend while exhaling slowly through your mouth, in order to complete the exhalation by the time you end up in the 'skiing' position. What I mean by the 'skiing' position is you end up on your toes, bent at the waist with your buttocks close your ankles, your arms extended in front of you with fingers extended forward, as if you were just about to push off down a slope if you were wearing skis. What you should feel as you go through this motion is a gathering and concentration of 'chi' or etheric forces in the pit of your abdomen. Do this exercise, on an empty stomach, three to five times, two to three times a week while you are doing the ginger compress regimen.

Tai Chi and Yoga are also beneficial. Any form of strenuous exercise is not recommended during the first year of changing over to a macrobiotic dietary program or while doing the ginger compress regimen. The reason is during the early stages of being on the macrobiotic dietary program the body is detoxifying itself and the organs of detoxification and elimination are active in carrying out the dissolving and removal of toxins. Now, when we do any form of strenuous exercise, such as jogging, high impact aerobics, weight lifting etc., then the metabolic rate increases, meaning more waste metabolites of cellular activity are being generated than when our metabolism is functioning normally. Therefore, the organs of detoxification and elimination of wastes are asked to deal with the process of detoxification and elimination which ensues when we begin a macrobiotic dietary practice as well as with the toxins generated by intense exercise regimens. This puts a heavy strain on these organs, which are at best in a weakened and fragile state when we start the diet and the added load caused by the heavy exercise is going to make it a lot more difficult for these organs to both do their job of detoxification and elimination while at the same time regenerating and revitalizing themselves.

The Ginger Compress is the most important home care there is, bar none. The instructions for how to make it and how to use it on the kidneys are as follows.

Items required:

1. One gallon of water in a container with a lid(tap water is fine).

2. 1/4 cup finely grated by hand fresh unpeeled Ginger Root (non organic is fine) wrapped in a cheesecloth, or other natural fibre cloth, to make a bag of grated ginger. Incidentally, the way you tell ginger root is fresh is the skin is shiny.

3. 2 three feet long by 1 foot wide cotton terry cloth towels.

4. I cotton bath towel.

5. I pair of thick rubber gloves.

Preliminaries.

Before proceeding, take the two terry cloth towels and, singly, fold each one in three folds such that they cover the area on your back which goes from the half a handbreadth above the ribcage to the pelvic bone, and from one hip bone to the other. Once you have done this, sew each one along the loose edges so they are prevented from falling open once you start doing the treatment.

Also, the treatment has to be done on an empty stomach, either an hour before you eat or two hours after you eat. It can be done at any time of day. However, a practical tip is to do the first treatment just before you go to bed, and once you have done it, leave all the materials where they are. First thing in the morning, reheat the ginger water pot, making sure you do not actually boil the water, and you can do the treatment again. Thus, if you do it this way, you can do two treatments using the same ginger water.

Another point is that if you use a gallon container, once you have followed the instructions, the ginger water should retain its heat long enough to do do at least two treatments. If you want to ensure the ginger water remains hot, obtain a hot plate you can plug into an electrical outlet near the place you choose to do the treatment, and place the pot of ginger water on it after you have made it.

Instructions.

Place the container of water on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Meanwhile, grate the unpeeled ginger root using a fine tooth grater until you have approximately a 1/4 cup; the easiest way to ensure you do not lose any ginger juice is to drape the piece of cloth you are using to wrap the ginger over a bowl and grate the ginger onto the cloth in the bowl.

When you have grated enough ginger, bring the four corners of the cloth together to enclose the grated ginger, twirl it to make a neck and wrap a rubber band around the neck to hold it together. Any overflow of ginger juice will then gather in the bottom of the bowl.

By now the water in the pot will be near to boiling; let it boil. Then, and this the most important point, once the water has boiled, switch your heat source off and let the water settle before you take the bag of grated ginger, squeeze the excess juice into the hot water, throw the bag in the pot, and if there is any ginger juice in the bowl, pour that in too.Then place the two folded and sewn﷓up terry cloth towels in the pot of hot ginger water and let them soak for a minute or two, with the lid on the container. You are now ready to do the compress.

Place an old blanket or sheet on your couch or bed, wherever you choose to do the compress and set up the pot of ginger water with the two terry cloth towels(I will refer to these two towels as the ginger towels from now on in the description) in it on some newspapers within easy reach of where you do the compress. Place yourself in such a position in which you are sitting on the edge of the bed or couch(do not use plastic in any shape or form) on the sheet on the couch or bed, expose the skin of back from about half a handbreadth above the rib cage to the pelvic bone, with the bath towel, also folded so it can cover this area, placed within easy reach.

Then, with the rubber gloves on, remove the lid of the pot, place it on the floor, and pick up one of the ginger towels in the pot, wring out the the excess liquid back into the ginger water in the pot, then replace the lid to keep the heat in.

Taking the wrung out ginger towel, open it up so it is flat (it will remain folded if you have sewn the loose edges together), bend forward from your waist so that your back is horizontal to the floor, and raise and lower the ginger towel over the skin of the area on your back, close to but not actually touching the skin to begin with, until you can take it as hot as you can stand it leaving it directly on the skin. After you have placed the hot ginger towel on the skin, cover it with the bath towel that has been lying near at hand, to keep the heat in.

After two to four minutes the hot ginger towel will start to cool down. Then, lift the dry bath towel covering the ginger towel, remove the ginger towel, leaving the dry bath towel covering the back to keep it warm. Remove the lid from the ginger water container, replace the wet, cool ginger towel and remove the second ginger towel which has been in the container while you used the first ginger towel, thoroughly wring the excess ginger water out of it back into the container, replace the lid and repeat the procedure as for the first ginger towel. Alternate the two towels for half an hour. This is one treatment.

Of course, it is a lot easier if you can do the ginger compress with someone. In this case, the person receiving the treatment can be lying on his or her back on the floor or bed with the back exposed and the person giving the treatment kneels beside the person receiving the treatment. The pot with the hot ginger water is close at hand and the person giving the treatment simply follows the instructions above, asking the person receiving the treatment as they raise and lower the hot ginger towel to the skin when the person receiving the treatment can take the towel left directly on the skin. When this done, cover the ginger towel with the folded dry bath towel and then wait until the person receiving the treatment says the ginger towel is cooling down; then remove the cooled ginger towel, making sure you leave the dry folded bath towel on the back to keep it warm. Place the cooled ginger towel in the hot ginger pot, remove the hot ginger towel which has been in the pot while the first ginger towel was being used, wring it out tightly, replace the lid of the pot, remove the folded dry bath towel to expose the skin of the back again, and repeat the above procedure.

  Once on person has had a treatment for half an hour, it may be necessary to reheat the ginger water. Do this by putting it back on the stove, heat it up, making sure you do not boil the ginger. Then the person who has had a treatment can do it for the person who gave it to them.

I recommend the compress is done 64 times, two to four times a week; this is one round of compresses, and this may not, and is generally not, enough to complete the job. If you determine your kidneys need more work, I suggest you wait four to six weeks and then do another round of 64 compresses. And you may need to do one or two more rounds after that! The reason it takes so many compresses is due to the fact the chronic kidney stagnation has developed over many, many years, even decades. The older we are when we find out we have chronic kidney stagnation, the longer it has been going on. And the longer it has been going on, the more tenaciously hardened and impacted it is in our kidneys, therefore the more ginger compresses we will have to do, more consistently and perseveringly, in order for the compresses to have their desired effect.

With regard to children, it is perhaps better to wait until they are seven years old before doing the ginger compresses, unless they have problems with bed wetting etc. In the case of children under seven years of age, do not use as much heat.

The Activity of The Ginger Compress.

The ginger compress has the following activities, which are dynamic etheric or chi actions. The compress causes the blood and tissue fluid circulation in the are being treated to become stimulated, increasing the flow of blood to the area. This is caused by the heat radiating into the area being treated.

The activity of ginger is two fold. As a root it has strong downward, penetrating action, and because the ginger root is grated it has a strong dispersive activity(attested to by the fact that when the ginger is grated, the aroma fills the room).

The resulting activity when doing the ginger compress is the chi of the ginger penetrates downward into the organs(which is why we have to lay the ginger towels on top of the area being treated﷓ it does absolutely no good to lie on the compress or to do it standing up) and tissues being treated and disperses and breaks up any toxic mucus stagnations and other detritus present in the organs and tissues.

By the way, do not eat ginger when starting out on a macrobiotic dietary practice because its overall yin activity relative to the human organism is too extreme. In using the ginger in the ginger compress we are essentially harnessing its activity and focusing it on the particular organ or tissue being treated.

Contra Indications.

The ginger compress should not be used in the following circumstances:

Appendicitis.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

  On the brain.

  Directly on Tumors.

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  This Page will be on specific foods and the questions they raise from a macrobiotic and anthroposophical perspective.

 PROTEIN.

The problem of protein intake is one of both quality and quantity. In respect to quality the highest quality is from vegetable sources, specifically grains and vegetables. It used to be thought we could not eat whole grains and vegetables alone without incurring the possibility of developing deficiencies of so called essential amino acids. However, it is now known we can obtain all the essential amino acids eating vegetables alone. The problem of quantity comes from errors made in the early days of research done in the 1930's into finding out what is the suitable nutrient intake for proper growth and development of the human organism. In the case of protein, these studies were done on rats, and when it had been determined what the ideal amount of protein was for them in terms of mg/kg., the calculations were made to convert this figure into what would be the appropriate amount for human beings. These calculations took into account the differences in body weight/surface area ratios etc., but, significantly, what was not taken into account is the fact that it takes the human being 21 years to reach maturity, whereas it only takes the rat three months; thus the recommended amount of protein for human beings exceeded the actual amount needed by a factor of over eighty!

Thus it turns out the average active adult human being only needs approximately one ounce (25 30 grms) per day of protein. This amount can easily be met by eating cooked whole grains and vegetables.

  Here I am going to summarise the problems which have arisen as a result of the significant error of telling people we need to eat relatively vast quantities of protein, and that these have to come from animal sources beef, pork, chicken and fish. The source is a book I highly recommend called "The Essentials of Nutrition" by Dr. Gerhardt Schmidt, MD (Bio Dynamic Literature, 1987, pp.100 101).

1. The increased consumption of protein, preferred and recommended today, has more and more been shown to produce or facilitate critical diseases.

  2. The unrestrained consumption of protein at least of animal protein brings forth an increasingly distinct animalization and brutalization of humanity.

3. With regard to the world economy, the high level of protein consumption is an irresponsible luxury for a small minority of the world's population.

4. This presents a considerable social problem, an enormous source of danger for the entire world situation today.

5. People are hindered from coming to the the real facts of the protein question, which is of the greatest significance for the continued existence of human culture.

6. The protein question is thus a problem of medical, social, and economic significance for the whole world.

These statements of Dr Schmidt's point to the profound gravity of the question of protein intake and source. It is actually impossible to overestimate the devastation caused to the human population and the world ecology and economy which has been the consequence of the modern obsession with animal protein. And this obsession seems to be growing with even more force as the years go by, rather than receding as it should have done by now.

This brings me to the problem of tofu. I have repeatedly stated in these pages that people refrain from eating tofu if we wish to experience good health.

  ofu is a product of soybeans. The whole basis of the growth in popularity of tofu, its main selling point, is that if we wish to avoid eating meat products, then we need to replace that with another source rich in protein,(and I have shown this idea to be bogus) which is tofu.

A crude description of the making of tofu is whole soybeans are cooked for a long time with a large volume of water. After sufficient cooking the soybeans are a mush and they are left to cool before they are placed in cheesecloth type sacks and then squeezed to force out the creamy tofu, leaving the husk and skin of the soybeans in the sack. The tofu is poured into moulds and a hardening agent, traditionally a liquid called nigari made from pouring water through large bags of seasalt, is poured over the tofu to harden them into the moulds purchased in the stores.

Thus tofu is a refined product and is therefore, from the perspective of yin and yang, very yin compared to grains, vegetables and even fruit. The consumption of tofu is akin to eating refined white flour. Its very yin quality means it causes overly yin effects in the human organism, primarily in the intestines, leading to digestive/assimilation conditions. Its high protein content means it leads to all the problems associated with high protein intake, including, of course, cancer.

From a spiritual perspective, soybeans and soy products (other than miso, tamari, and soy sauce, which, due to the way they are made, using high quantities of sea salt as well as long cooking time and the long periods of fermentation needed to make them, means the essential character of the soybean has undergone a radical transformation) and beans generally have the effect of making our thought processes relatively sluggish and "earthbound". In essence, beans and bean products tend to act as a counterforce to spiritual development. Interestingly enough, in the Platonic Academy of Ancient Greece, students were only admitted to the rigorous spiritual training and learning they received they if they agreed to refrain from eating of beans during the time they spent at the Academy.

In summary, it is healthier, in terms of human, ecological, social and economic health, to keep animal protein intake to a minimum, and it must be avoided entirely if we wish to heal ourselves of any degenerative condition, for most people most of the time.

VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS etc.

The issue of vitamin and mineral etc., supplements is of great concern to people who are beginning macrobiotic practice. In conventional dietary advice it is unquestioned that people are in need of vitamin and mineral supplements, with millions of Americans regularly consuming vast quantities of these pills and powders, making the industry a billion dollar enterprise. Of course, the reason it is unquestioned is because people generally are satisfied with the delusion the human body is a machine, and if it is a machine it is perfectly logical to think it needs fuel, lubricants and additives like any other machine, so it is commonplace to hear it said that if we want to be healthy we need to eat a "balanced diet, get regular exercise and take plenty of vitamins etc." Whereas with macrobiotic practice one is counseled that not only are vitamin and mineral supplements unnecessary, they are actually counter productive if one wishes to live a healthy, vital life. If you are using natural vitamins and minerals that are made by a reputable manufacture like Standard Process you will be in the right tract.

 The question is why.

There are many facets to answering this question and I will begin my explanation with primary considerations. The essential process to understand in respect of ingesting any substance is digestion.

The digestive process is a complex one and here I will concentrate on the focal point, which is what occurs in the small intestine. The mucus epithelial lining of the small intestine may be likened to a selective lens; when the digested food in the form of broken down food substances approaches the lining, within the wall of the intestine the formative "life (also called etheric) body" of the intestine is imprinted with the image of the form and configuration of the digested food. The mucous epithelial lining then takes takes up the food substances, and for an instant they are transformed into their purely spiritual formative state, and in that moment the etheric "formative body" of the small intestine 'fashions' the etheric food substances after the image with which it was imprinted originally. It thus forms the physical basic substances for tissues and cells and the various hormones, enzymes and so forth. The 'selective' aspect means the etheric body of the small intestine takes up what it needs according to its needs at any given moment.

We can illustrate the end point of the digestive process as analagous to information processing. The information provided to the body is the food, the processing medium is the mucous epithelial lining and the selective receiver of the information is the etheric "formative life body" of the small intestine.

There are four broad types of information which can be classified as:

1. Information itself, which is distinguished from the other types in that it actually informs.

2. Misinformation, which is information that is ambiguous, nebulous and meaningless.

3. Disinformation, which is information used to mislead and deceive.

4. Data, which is lifeless information, that which is old and outmoded, and mere noise.

  What is pertinent to this discussion is the quality of information we are giving to the body in respect of vitamin and mineral supplements. Here quality is a measure of what is discerned by WHOLENESS (HOLINESS), which is to say that when information is provided to the body in the form of food, its quality or lack of quality is dependent on the context in which the food is presented to the body.  

If the context is fragmented, dissipated, isolated, artificial or obliterated, then the quality of information is poor and amounts to misinformation, and in extreme instances, disinformation. If the context is whole, natural and vital, then the quality of information is harmoniously and vitally informing.

  In speaking of wholeness in respect of context of the food we eat, I mean that account is made of the entire history of the biological co dependency of the physical body of the human being and the plant world. On reflection it is obvious that the development of our physical organism has occurred contemporaneously with the development of the plant kingdom. The latter has provided the etheric, formative body with the physical matter with which it forms the physical body (whence it gets its designation 'formative'), even if we have eaten the material once removed from the plant kingdom by eating animal food. Over the millenia, therefore, we have received the material information of vitamins and minerals in the context of the plant or animal in which the vitamin or mineral is found.

The singular problem with vitamin and mineral supplements is that they are information presented to the body in fragmentary, isolated, artificial, dissipated form, completely removed from the context in which they are naturally found. It thus follows that when they are consumed the body is misinformed, and this misinformation leads to the body becoming physically diseased if they are consumed regularly for a long time.

Further considerations about the concept of 'context' with regard to food substances of any kind. In the case of mineral, vitamin and trace element substances present in natural, whole foods, these are found embedded in what I will call their 'natural matrix'. Thus in the broccoli, brown rice, kale, onions etc., the vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium or whatever substance may be in question is naturally found surrounded by a 'matrix' in which it is held. The significance of this is what I will call the 'accurate biological activity' with respect to the healthy, normal functions of cellular activity is not only a function of the form of the substance in question but is also of the matrix in which it is embedded. Thus, if the substance in question is either extracted, processed or synthesised, it does not have its accurate biological activity in the cells and tissues. The 'discontextual food substance' thus puts a strain on the immune functions of the body, gradually leading to weakness of the immune system.

The foods recommended in the macrobiotic way of eating contains more than adequate amounts of vitamins, trace elements, minerals etc.; moreover, these are presented to the body in a vital, natural, whole and therefore contextually appropriate form. Thus the body is provided with whole and harmonious information as suitable material for the energetic formative body to construct cells, hormones, enzymes etc.

Of course there is more to living harmoniously than providing the body with healthy material for its functioning. The main consideration here is assisting the etheric body in its functioning, which brings into focus the role of the emotions, patterns of living and mental attitudes. I will address these on other pages.

 When anyone begins the practice of macrobiotics we can confidently assume one's physical organism is ill informed, devitalised, unwholesome and dissipated. The significant process that occurs during the early years of macrobiotic practice is the regeneration and revitalisation of the body; it is obviously counter productive to continue presenting the body with ill informing pills and powders (and it doesn't take much imagination to recognise therapeutic drugs as being even more perniciously ill informing agents than vitamin and mineral supplements) when one is trying to help the body become revitalised.

On the other hand, a word of caution. If anyone reading this has been consuming any of these agents of mis  and dis information it is advisable to gradually wean oneself off them over a period of weeks, months and even years, depending on the particular agent of mis information one has been consuming. If one suddenly stops taking these while beginning macrobiotic practice one is likely to experience potent withdrawal symptoms which indicates the body is undergoing severe stresses likely to be harmful to the regenerative process begun by macrobiotic practice.

Earlier this month (May 1996) a very interesting report was published in some newspapers (not in the papers I get in The Bay Area, incidentally) of a study done on 9000 people who had been exposed to asbestos and are or were smokers. These people were divided into two groups; one of them were given daily doses of vitamin A and beta carotene and the other group was not given any supplements. After four years of following these two groups it was concluded the people being given the supplements were dying faster than the ones who were not, and the study was terminated.

BLUE GREEN ALGAE.  

It has become apparent over the past few years the macrobiotic community as a whole has been deluding itself into thinking this supplement is some kind of 'super food'. And furthermore, this delusion has reached such proportions that people think if you are eating macrobiotically, this food is necessarily part of your daily dietary intake.  

It began in 1985 when John Mann, who at that time was a macrobiotic teacher and counselor, and also publisher of a macrobiotic magazine called 'Solstice', took it upon himself to extol the virtues of this wonder food. Here on the west coast we have what is called The Pacific Macrobiotic Conference, held twice a year at the Spring and Fall Equinoxes since 1980, and around 1985 he participated in one we held in San Diego, debating the pros and cons of this substance with Cecile Levin, a long time macrobiotic counselor and teacher who lives in Los Angeles. This debate was very interesting but one point which did not come up during it is the fact the blue green algae John Mann was discussing is harvested by a company called Cell Tech, and sold under a multi level marketing scheme.  

The multi level marketing scheme works as follows: a distributor approaches someone and does the usual snowjob selling tactics that american business has so well perfected; you know what I mean, take this stuff and your sex life will never be the same, you will have so much vitality you won't have to sleep more than three hours a night, we have all these case histories of miraculous cures of every disease under the sun etc., etc. Then the kicker comes in, which is you can become a distributor too and it it is explained what becoming a distributor means. It means that if you sign on as a distributor, every time you sell any of the stuff, you get a cut. Now, if you can persuade six people to become distributors, then every time they sell some of the stuff, you also get a cut. If in turn those six people sign on six people each to become distributors, every time each of those 36 people sell the stuff, you get a cut. It is not hard to see that this can be a very lucrative business if you can do a good enough snowjob on people. I have heard that people who have become distributors of the stuff and are good at snowjobs are making $5000+ a month and those who got in early in the game are making $15 $20,000 a month.

 

Well, fine, if that is what you want to do. After all, drug dealing has always been a very lucrative profession, from the pharmaceutical companies and their pushers, called doctors, all the way through the vitamin industry to the crack cocaine dealer on a street corner near you. However, as a macrobiotic counselor you can not recommend your clients to take this stuff and then turn around and be the one who sells it to them. This is a conflict of interest and even the medical profession has, at least until recently, got that straight, by having the doctors push the drugs, and the pharmacist sell it to you.

Now, I know several alleged macrobiotic counselors who are distributors of the stuff and are screamingly loud proponents of its miraculous properties. These people include Steve Gagne, Richard France, Kerry Loeb, Patrick McCarty and I call them alleged macrobiotic counselors because any consideration of blue green algae from the perspective of basic macrobiotic principles shows this substance to be not what they claim it to be and calls into question their understanding of macrobiotic principles and practices.

  The claim blue green algae is a natural wild food is totally ridiculous. It is originally, while growing in Klamath Lake in Oregon, but from there it is channelled to a factory built near the shores of the lake where it is processed and then freeze dried into a powder which is then placed in gelatin capsules or in bottles for distribution. Thus, during this manufacturing process all the wildness is effectively removed and replaced with the 'chi' of the machinery used to make it. It is essentially then a dead substance, is not natural, is not whole and is not a food.

  It is claimed it has all these health giving properties and all kinds of scientific studies are cited to show what a marvellous substance it is. However, as I showed in the Introduction page of The Alchemycal Pages, any scientific studies which are done on tissues or substances outside the internal physiological environment of the human physical organism have no basis in fact, because chemistry and physics as we know it does not take place inside the physical body. Any and all claims made on such a basis are therefore bogus.

  Then it is claimed if you take the stuff you are no longer going to suffer from fatigue. This begs the question of why people are so fatigued in the first place that they need to take any stimulant at all. Another claim is that it is very good for the kidneys which is very interesting because about two winters ago, I am not exactly sure when, I read a story in a macrobiotic journal about Steve Gagne developing kidney stones, and he has been a loud proponent of the stuff for years.

My experience of counseling people who have been taking it is limited to one instance, because in my counseling I strongly advise people not to take it at all, as I feel that it is a supplement and has all the problems associated with vitamin and mineral supplements which I discussed earlier. The person who had been taking it was someone I had counseled several years ago and last year she called me to ask for a session. The problem she had developed was glaucoma and after much questioning it turned out she had started taking the blue green algae two years ago, and soon after the symptoms of glaucoma began to appear. The glaucoma had steadily gotten worse over the years and at the last test she had done her eye doctor told her she would be going blind soon. When she asked him how long, he said a few months to a year, which is when she called me. I suggested strongly she stop taking the blue green algae, made adjustments to her diet, suggested a couple of home remedies and within six weeks her ocular pressure was normal. The people who I have seen around who I know are taking the stuff have dark circles around their eyes, which means they have kidney stagnation, and their eyes tend to bulge out slightly, which is a yin symptom.

I feel blue green algae is extremely yin relative to the human organism. Of course, every phenomenon has both yin and yang qualities and the question is which one is dominant at the time it is, in the case of food or any substance, being ingested, relative to the yin and yang of the human organism and the yin and yang of the condition of the person who is ingesting the food or substance. The blue green algae grows in a fresh water lake which is a relatively yin environment compared to a food growing out of the ground in the air and sunlight; this would tend to make the blue green algae more yang. It grows extremely rapidly, which is a very yin phenomenon. Then, in the processing it is freeze dried, which is a yin process having the yang effect of drying, and, during this process the blue green algae are fragmented into a powder, which is a yin process. So, overall you would have to think the blue green algae is a very yin substance.

Now, if people taking it report a substantial increase in their level of vitality one would have to conclude that the overly yin effect of blue green algae is stimulating and that it also will tend to have a liberating effect on anyone who is overly tense, stressed, or too yang. I also think it is a drug, a 'natural amphetamine', and I have heard accounts of people in the anthroposophical community who have been taking it for over a year and decided to stop taking it because it was getting too expensive and they reported symptoms similar to drug withdrawal symptoms when they stopped taking it. And of course, as you will know from reading the Introduction page of The Alchemycal Pages, there is no cure for any disease, so when I hear talk of a miracle food I immediately see red flags all over the place.

It is clear to me blue green algae is a substance you take at your own risk. And it does not belong on the plate or in the diet of anyone who is eating macrobiotically (which, as will become clear over the coming months, is not the same thing as eating a macrobiotic diet, for there is no such thing). The also serious problem of macrobiotic teachers and counselors becoming distributors of the stuff, and making $5000 $20,000 a month, is that it is also obvious noone who is making that kind of money can possibly be someone who would have anything objective to say about the substance they are so zealously promoting. The practice of selling the stuff to the people you recommend to take the stuff also means one's counseling is compromised and the integrity of the counselor and the soundness of their advice is in question. As for the idea making this kind of money making anyone free merely means one's ideas of freedom also include zealously enslaving yourself to having to promote the stuff, because if you do not, your lucrative source of income soon dries up.

Also, in the book "Healing with Whole Foods" by Paul Pitchford, he mentions two very interesting notes about blue green algae. One is the Indians who used to live around the shores of Lake Klamath would not eat the blue green algae because they thought it was toxic. Also, the harvesting rights to the lake were purchased by the owner of Cell Tech and his brother in the Fifties. A dispute arose between them and in settling the dispute, they split the lake into two for the purpose of harvesting the blue green algae. The other brother harvests the same blue green algae from the same lake and you can readily purchase it in any vitamin and supplement store for a fifth of the price Cell Tech charges!

This sad episode begs several questions; why are some macrobiotic counselors and teachers degenerating to the level of doctors where at least the doctors have the excuse that they do not know any better than that the human body is a machine? Furthermore, why are macrobiotic counselors and teachers, who should know better, citing scientific evidence to bolster their claims for the alleged wonderful properties of blue green algae (or anything else, for that matter)? And why would anyone eating macrobiotically find the need to take the stuff anyway? These are serious questions and if you persevere in reading the Alchemycal Pages over the coming months and years you will find out the answers to these questions for yourself.

I had been trolling the Net before my computer went down and did a search on blue green algae; the search brought up tens of thousands of pages indexed to blue green algae and most of them were the usual solicititations to participate in its wealth enhancing aspects and also many testimonials to its miraculous powers. One interesting item to me was a page saying some scientists had found some elements in it that were similar in chemical structure to cocaine, which explains a great deal.

FOOD AND YOU

This Page will be on specific foods and the questions they raise from a macrobiotic and anthroposophical perspective.

PROTEIN.

The problem of protein intake is one of both quality and quantity. In respect to quality the highest quality is from vegetable sources, specifically grains and vegetables. It used to be thought we could not eat whole grains and vegetables alone without incurring the possibility of developing deficiencies of so called essential amino acids. However, it is now known we can obtain all the essential amino acids eating vegetables alone. The problem of quantity comes from errors made in the early days of research done in the 1930's into finding out what is the suitable nutrient intake for proper growth and development of the human organism. In the case of protein, these studies were done on rats, and when it had been determined what the ideal amount of protein was for them in terms of mg/kg., the calculations were made to convert this figure into what would be the appropriate amount for human beings. These calculations took into account the differences in body weight/surface area ratios etc., but, significantly, what was not taken into account is the fact that it takes the human being 21 years to reach maturity, whereas it only takes the rat three months; thus the recommended amount of protein for human beings exceeded the actual amount needed by a factor of over eighty!

Thus it turns out the average active adult human being only needs approximately one ounce (25 30 grms) per day of protein. This amount can easily be met by eating cooked whole grains and vegetables.

Here I am going to summarise the problems which have arisen as a result of the significant error of telling people we need to eat relatively vast quantities of protein, and that these have to come from animal sources beef, pork, chicken and fish. The source is a book I highly recommend called "The Essentials of Nutrition" by Dr. Gerhardt Schmidt, MD (BioDynamic Literature, 1987, pp.100 101).

1. The increased consumption of protein, preferred and recommended today, has more and more been shown to produce or facilitate critical diseases.

2. The unrestrained consumption of protein at least of animal protein brings forth an increasingly distinct animalization and brutalization of humanity.

3. With regard to the world economy, the high level of protein consumption is an irresponsible luxury for a small minority of the world's population.

4. This presents a considerable social problem, an enormous source of danger for the entire world situation today.

5. People are hindered from coming to the the real facts of the protein question, which is of the greatest significance for the continued existence of human culture.

6. The protein question is thus a problem of medical, social, and economic significance for the whole world.

These statements of Dr Schmidt's point to the profound gravity of the question of protein intake and source. It is actually impossible to overestimate the devastation caused to the human population and the world ecology and economy which has been the consequence of the modern obsession with animal protein. And this obsession seems to be growing with even more force as the years go by, rather than receding as it should have done by now.

This brings me to the problem of tofu. I have repeatedly stated in these pages that people refrain from eating tofu if we wish to experience good health.

Tofu is a product of soybeans. The whole basis of the growth in popularity of tofu, its main selling point, is that if we wish to avoid eating meat products, then we need to replace that with another source rich in protein,(and I have shown this idea to be bogus) which is tofu.

A crude description of the making of tofu is whole soybeans are cooked for a long time with a large volume of water. After sufficient cooking the soybeans are a mush and they are left to cool before they are placed in cheesecloth type sacks and then squeezed to force out the creamy tofu, leaving the husk and skin of the soybeans in the sack. The tofu is poured into moulds and a hardening agent, traditionally a liquid called nigari made from pouring water through large bags of sea salt, is poured over the tofu to harden them into the moulds purchased in the stores.

Thus tofu is a refined product and is therefore, from the perspective of yin and yang, very yin compared to grains, vegetables and even fruit. The consumption of tofu is akin to eating refined white flour. Its very yin quality means it causes overly yin effects in the human organism, primarily in the intestines, leading to digestive/assimilation conditions. Its high protein content means it leads to all the problems associated with high protein intake, including, of course, cancer.

From a spiritual perspective, soybeans and soy products (other than miso, tamari, and soy sauce,which, due to the way they are made, using high quantities of seasalt as well as long cooking time and the long periods of fermentation needed to make them, means the essential character of the soybean has undergone a radical transformation) and beans generally have the effect of making our thought processes relatively sluggish and "earthbound". In essence, beans and bean products tend to act as a counterforce to spiritual development. Interestingly enough, in the Platonic Academy of Ancient Greece, students were only admitted to the rigorous spiritual training and learning they received they if they agreed to refrain from eating of beans during the time they spent at the Academy.

In summary, it is healthier, in terms of human, ecological, social and economic health, to keep animal protein intake to a minimum, and it must be avoided entirely if we wish to heal ourselves of any degenerative condition, for most people most of the time.

VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS etc.

The issue of vitamin and mineral etc., supplements is of great concern to people who are beginning macrobiotic practice. In conventional dietary advice it is unquestioned that people are in need of vitamin and mineral supplements, with millions of Americans regularly consuming vast quantities of these pills and powders, making the industry a billion dollar enterprise. Of course, the reason it is unquestioned is because people generally are satisfied with the delusion the human body is a machine, and if it is a machine it is perfectly logical to think it needs fuel, lubricants and additives like any other machine, so it is commonplace to hear it said that if we want to be healthy we need to eat a "balanced diet, get regular exercise and take plenty of vitamins etc." Whereas with macrobiotic practice one is counseled that not only are vitamin and mineral supplements unnecessary, they are actually counter productive if one wishes to live a healthy, vital life.

The question is why.

There are many facets to answering this question and I will begin my explanation with primary considerations. The essential process to understand in respect of ingesting any substance is digestion.

The digestive process is a complex one and here I will concentrate on the focal point which is what occurs in the small intestine. The mucus epithelial lining of the small intestine may be likened to a selective lens; when the digested food in the form of broken down food substances approaches the lining, within the wall of the intestine the formative "life (also called etheric) body" of the intestine is imprinted with the image of the form and configuration of the digested food. The mucous epithelial lining then takes takes up the food substances, and for an instant they are transformed into their purely spiritual formative state, and in that moment the etheric "formative body" of the small intestine 'fashions' the etheric food substances after the image with which it was imprinted originally. It thus forms the physical basic substances for tissues and cells and the various hormones, enzymes and so forth. The 'selective' aspect means the etheric body of the small intestine takes up what it needs according to its needs at any given moment.

We can illustrate the end point of the digestive process as analagous to information processing. The information provided to the body is the food, the processing medium is the mucous epithelial lining and the selective receiver of the information is the etheric "formative life body" of the small intestine.  

There are four broad types of information which can be classified as:

1. Information itself, which is distinguished from the other types in that it actually informs.

2. Misinformation, which is information that is ambiguous, nebulous and meaningless.

3. Disinformation, which is information used to mislead and deceive.

4. Data, which is lifeless information, that which is old and out moded, and mere noise.

What is pertinent to this discussion is the quality of information we are giving to the body in respect of vitamin and mineral supplements. Here quality is a measure of what is discerned by WHOLENESS (HOLINESS), which is to say that when information is provided to the body in the form of food, its quality or lack of quality is dependent on the context in which the food is presented to the body.

If the context is fragmented, dissipated, isolated, artificial or obliterated, then the quality of information is poor and amounts to misinformation, and in extreme instances, disinformation. If the context is whole, natural and vital, then the quality of information is harmoniously and vitally informing.

In speaking of wholeness in respect of context of the food we eat, I mean that account is made of the entire history of the biological co dependency of the physical body of the human being and the plant world. On reflection it is obvious that the development of our physical organism has occurred contemporaneously with the development of the plant kingdom. The latter has provided the etheric, formative body with the physical matter with which it forms the physical body (whence it gets its designation 'formative'), even if we have eaten the material once removed from the plant kingdom by eating animal food. Over the millenia, therefore, we have received the material information of vitamins and minerals in the context of the plant or animal in which the vitamin or mineral is found.

The singular problem with vitamin and mineral supplements is that they are information presented to the body in fragmentary, isolated, artificial, dissipated form, completely removed from the context in which they are naturally found. It thus follows that when they are consumed the body is misinformed, and this misinformation leads to the body becoming physically diseased if they are consumed regularly for a long time.

Further considerations about the concept of 'context' with regard to food substances of any kind. In the case of mineral, vitamin and trace element substances present in natural, whole foods, these are found embedded in what I will call their 'natural matrix'. Thus in the broccoli, brown rice, kale, onions etc., the vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium or whatever substance may be in question is naturally found surrounded by a 'matrix' in which it is held. The significance of this is what I will call the 'accurate biological activity' with respect to the healthy, normal functions of cellular activity is not only a function of the form of the substance in question but is also of the matrix in which it is embedded. Thus, if the substance in question is either extracted, processed or synthesised, it does not have its accurate biological activity in the cells and tissues. The 'discontextual food substance' thus puts a strain on the immune functions of the body, gradually leading to weakness of the immune system.

The foods recommended in the macrobiotic way of eating contains more than adequate amounts of vitamins, trace elements, minerals etc.; moreover, these are presented to the body in a vital, natural, whole and therefore contextually appropriate form. Thus the body is provided with whole and harmonious information as suitable material for the energetic formative body to construct cells, hormones, enzymes etc.

Of course there is more to living harmoniously than providing the body with healthy material for its functioning. The main consideration here is assisting the etheric body in its functioning, which brings into focus the role of the emotions, patterns of living and mental attitudes. I will address these on other pages.

When anyone begins the practice of macrobiotics we can confidently assume one's physical organism is ill informed, devitalised, unwholesome and dissipated. The significant process that occurs during the early years of macrobiotic practice is the regeneration and revitalisation of the body; it is obviously counter productive to continue presenting the body with ill informing pills and powders (and it doesn't take much imagination to recognise therapeutic drugs as being even more perniciously ill informing agents than vitamin and mineral supplements) when one is trying to help the body become revitalised.

On the other hand, a word of caution. If anyone reading this has been consuming any of these agents of mis  and disinformation it is advisable to gradually wean oneself off them over a period of weeks, months and even years, depending on the particular agent of misinformation one has been consuming. If one suddenly stops taking these while beginning macrobiotic practice one is likely to experience potent withdrawal symptoms which indicates the body is undergoing severe stresses likely to be harmful to the regenerative process begun by macrobiotic practice.

Earlier this month (May 1996) a very interesting report was published in some newspapers (not in the papers I get in The Jacksonville Area, incidentally) of a study done on 9000 people who had been exposed to asbestos and are or were smokers. These people were divided into two groups; one of them were given daily doses of vitamin A and betacarotene and the other group was not given any supplements. After four years of following these two groups it was concluded the people being given the supplements were dying faster than the ones who were not, reasons was the vitamins they used in that test contained artificial vitamins, and the study was terminated.

BLUE GREEN ALGAE.

It has become apparent over the past few years the macrobiotic community as a whole has been deluding itself into thinking this supplement is some kind of 'super food'. And furthermore, this delusion has reached such proportions that people think if you are eating macrobiotically, this food is necessarily part of your daily dietary intake.

It began in 1985 when John Mann, who at that time was a macrobiotic teacher and counselor, and also publisher of a macrobiotic magazine called 'Solstice', took it upon himself to extol the virtues of this wonder food. Here on the west coast we have what is called The Pacific Macrobiotic Conference, held twice a year at the Spring and Fall Equinoxes since 1980, and around 1985 he participated in one we held in San Diego, debating the pros and cons of this substance with Cecile Levin, a long time macrobiotic counselor and teacher who lives in Los Angeles. This debate was very interesting but one point which did not come up during it is the fact the blue green algae John Mann was discussing is harvested by a company called Cell Tech, and sold under a multi level marketing scheme.

The multi level marketing scheme works as follows: a distributor approaches someone and does the usual snowjob selling tactics that american business has so well perfected; you know what I mean, take this stuff and your sex life will never be the same, you will have so much vitality you won't have to sleep more than three hours a night, we have all these case histories of miraculous cures of every disease under the sun etc., etc. Then the kicker comes in, which is you can become a distributor too and it it is explained what becoming a distributor means. It means that if you sign on as a distributor, every time you sell any of the stuff, you get a cut. Now, if you can persuade six people to become distributors, then every time they sell some of the stuff, you also get a cut. If in turn those six people sign on six people each to become distributors, every time each of those 36 people sell the stuff, you get a cut. It is not hard to see that this can be a very lucrative business if you can do a good enough snowjob on people. I have heard that people who have become distributors of the stuff and are good at snowjobs are making $5000+ a month and those who got in early in the game are making $15 $20,000 a month.

Well, fine, if that is what you want to do. After all, drug dealing has always been a very lucrative profession, from the pharmaceutical companies and their pushers, called doctors, all the way through the vitamin industry to the crack cocaine dealer on a street corner near you. However, as a macrobiotic counselor you can not recommend your clients to take this stuff and then turn around and be the one who sells it to them. This is a conflict of interest and even the medical profession has, at least until recently, got that straight, by having the doctors push the drugs, and the pharmacist sell it to you.

Now, I know several alleged macrobiotic counselors who are distributors of the stuff and are screamingly loud proponents of its miraculous properties. These people include Steve Gagne, Richard France, Kerry Loeb, Patrick McCarty and I call them alleged macrobiotic counselors because any consideration of blue green algae from the perspective of basic macrobiotic principles shows this substance to be not what they claim it to be and calls into question their understanding of macrobiotic principles and practices.

The claim blue green algae is a natural wild food is totally ridiculous. It is originally, while growing in Klamath Lake in Oregon, but from there it is channelled to a factory built near the shores of the lake where it is processed and then freeze dried into a powder which is then placed in gelatin capsules or in bottles for distribution. Thus, during this manufacturing process all the wildness is effectively removed and replaced with the 'chi' of the machinery used to make it. It is essentially then a dead substance, is not natural, is not whole and is not a food.

It is claimed it has all these health giving properties and all kinds of scientific studies are cited to show what a marvellous substance it is. However, as I showed in the Introduction page of The Alchemycal Pages, any scientific studies which are done on tissues or substances outside the internal physiological environment of the human physical organism have no basis in fact, because chemistry and physics as we know it does not take place inside the physical body. Any and all claims made on such a basis are therefore bogus.

Then it is claimed if you take the stuff you are no longer going to suffer from fatigue. This begs the question of why people are so fatigued in the first place that they need to take any stimulant at all. Another claim is that it is very good for the kidneys which is very interesting because about two winters ago, I am not exactly sure when, I read a story in a macrobiotic journal about Steve Gagne developing kidney stones, and he has been a loud proponent of the stuff for years.

My experience of counseling people who have been taking it is limited to one instance, because in my counseling I strongly advise people not to take it at all, as I feel that it is a supplement and has all the problems associated with vitamin and mineral supplements which I discussed earlier. The person who had been taking it was someone I had counseled several years ago and last year she called me to ask for a session. The problem she had developed was glaucoma and after much questioning it turned out she had started taking the blue green algae two years ago, and soon after the symptoms of glaucoma began to appear. The glaucoma had steadily gotten worse over the years and at the last test she had done her eye doctor told her she would be going blind soon. When she asked him how long, he said a few months to a year, which is when she called me. I suggested strongly she stop taking the blue green algae, made adjustments to her diet, suggested a couple of home remedies and within six weeks her ocular pressure was normal. The people who I have seen around who I know are taking the stuff have dark circles around their eyes, which means they have kidney stagnation, and their eyes tend to bulge out slightly, which is a yin symptom.

I feel blue green algae is extremely yin relative to the human organism. Of course, every phenomenon has both yin and yang qualities and the question is which one is dominant at the time it is, in the case of food or any substance, being ingested, relative to the yin and yang of the human organism and the yin and yang of the condition of the person who is ingesting the food or substance. The blue green algae grows in a fresh water lake which is a relatively yin environment compared to a food growing out of the ground in the air and sunlight; this would tend to make the blue green algae more yang. It grows extremely rapidly, which is a very yin phenomenon. Then, in the processing it is freeze dried, which is a yin process having the yang effect of drying, and, during this process the blue green algae are fragmented into a powder, which is a yin process. So, overall you would have to think the blue green algae is a very yin substance.

Now, if people taking it report a substantial increase in their level of vitality one would have to conclude that the overly yin effect of blue green algae is stimulating and that it also will tend to have a liberating effect on anyone who is overly tense, stressed, or too yang. I also think it is a drug, a 'natural amphetamine', and I have heard accounts of people in the anthroposophical community who have been taking it for over a year and decided to stop taking it because it was getting too expensive and they reported symptoms similar to drug withdrawal symptoms when they stopped taking it. And of course, as you will know from reading the Introduction page of The Alchemycal Pages, there is no cure for any disease, so when I hear talk of a miracle food I immediately see red flags all over the place.

It is clear to me blue green algae is a substance you take at your own risk. And it does not belong on the plate or in the diet of anyone who is eating macrobiotically (which, as will become clear over the coming months, is not the same thing as eating a macrobiotic diet, for there is no such thing). The also serious problem of macrobiotic teachers and counselors becoming distributors of the stuff, and making $5000 $20,000 a month, is that it is also obvious no one who is making that kind of money can possibly be someone who would have anything objective to say about the substance they are so zealously promoting. The practice of selling the stuff to the people you recommend to take the stuff also means one's counseling is compromised and the integrity of the counselor and the soundness of their advice is in question. As for the idea making this kind of money making anyone free merely means one's ideas of freedom also include zealously enslaving yourself to having to promote the stuff, because if you do not, your lucrative source of income soon dries up.

Also, in the book "Healing with Whole Foods" by Paul Pitchford, he mentions two very interesting notes about blue green algae. One is the Indians who used to live around the shores of Lake Klamath would not eat the blue green algae because they thought it was toxic. Also, the harvesting rights to the lake were purchased by the owner of Cell Tech and his brother in the Fifties. A dispute arose between them and in settling the dispute, they split the lake into two for the purpose of harvesting the blue green algae. The other brother harvests the same blue green algae from the same lake and you can readily purchase it in any vitamin and supplement store for a fifth of the price Cell Tech charges! This sad episode begs several questions; why are some macrobiotic counselors and teachers degenerating to the level of doctors where at least the doctors have the excuse that they do not know any better than that the human body is a machine? Furthermore, why are macrobiotic counselors and teachers, who should know better, citing scientific evidence to bolster their claims for the alleged wonderful properties of blue green algae (or anything else, for that matter)? And why would anyone eating macrobiotically find the need to take the stuff anyway? These are serious questions and if you persevere in reading the Health Letter Pages over the coming months and years you will find out the answers to these questions for yourself.

I had been trolling the Net before my computer went down and did a search on blue green algae; the search brought up tens of thousands of pages indexed to blue green algae and most of them were the usual solicititations to participate in its wealth enhancing aspects and also many testimonials to its miraculous powers. One interesting item to me was a page saying some scientists had found some elements in it that were similar in chemical structure to cocaine, which explains a great deal.

  General Dietary Recommendations.

This page is intended primarily for those people who are unfamiliar with a macrobiotic practice and are essentially the recommendations given for anyone who wishes to allow their body to heal, that is, restore itself to vitality and well being. A macrobiotic practice is only a diet to begin with; the diet is the main focus of our macrobiotic practice for the first three to seven years of living our lives according to macrobiotic principles. After three to seven years of eating macrobiotically in the relatively circumspect manner described here it will be necessary to start expanding our dietary intake to include foods which are not discussed here. The reason this widening of the diet is necessary will become apparent over the course of the coming months of constructing.

These recommendations are to be used as a guide only. It must be emphasised again any individual who decides to adopt the eating of these foods in the manner indicated is strongly recommended to seek out people in their locality who are both knowledgeable and experienced with regard to eating macrobiotically who can offer help and advice. There are many pitfalls for the novice to this way of eating and although theoretically any one can start with the appropriate books (see the list of recommended books including cookbooks in the Q & A page) and do well, very few appear to be able to do so without making mistakes. The attentive reader of my pages will have garnered a clear picture of my feelings with regard to modern technological medicine; nevertheless I must emphasise nothing written here should be construed as having anything remotely to do with conventional medical practices or medical advice, and is not intended to replace conventional medical advice from a medical professional.

One major point about macrobiotic practice is that it is not a medical practice; the only aspect of macrobiotic practice which it has in common with any other medicine is in all cases we are dealing with the human being, and even that is questionable in the case of modern medicine. That's it. Macrobiotic practice as delineated in these pages is much wiser and more profound than any medicine yet devised by humanity because it is predicated on the spiritual reality that there is 'designed into' the human organism a continuously dynamic interplay of illness and health, where the processes of healing include the symptoms of illness. Thus, the idea is to allow the appropriate dynamic balance integral to the human organism to assert itself harmoniously and to support it. This is done initially through balancing our daily nutrition appropriately ; however, it also requires a great deal of strenuous, persistent and patient re﷓education, study, practice, self﷓reflection and the purging of received prejudices before this spiritual fact is fully grasped, with all its implications.

The heart of macrobiotic practice is exactly that, daily practice, and commentary on macrobiotic practices by any person who has not practiced assiduously for at least seven years and done the necessary rounds of ginger compresses on the abdomen (I have yet to discuss digestion and elimination in my pages) is necessarily fragmentary, superficial and misleading. Macrobiotic practice is not merely an intellectual exercise and its benefits are not accessible to merely intellectual conjecture.

The primary perspective for the development of macrobiotic dietary knowledge is qualitative rather than quantitative. As stated, the human physical organism is understood in both Traditional Oriental Medicine and Western Esotericism to be imbued and permeated with spiritual forces which are variously called 'chi', 'ki' and 'prana' in the east, and etheric forces in the west. Foods are also understood to be imbued and permeated with theses spiritual forces. The crucial consideration in developing a mode of eating suitable for the human being is to harmonise the daily dietary intake in respect of etheric forces with the etheric dynamics of the human organism. This is accomplished by using the principles of yin and yang theory.

If this is done properly, then the dynamic flow of the etheric forces of body will gradually come into their proper dynamic balance and this will mean the body's physiological functions will also come into balance. Health and vitality will be the outcome of this process. Further, the body will receive all the necessary nutrients for healthy organ function.

General considerations.

All foods are preferably cultivated organically or bio dynamically.

Foods are cultivated locally and eaten in season.

Foods are prepared in their whole form; for example, we start with the whole carrot, wash it, cut it appropriately and then cook it.

Consume meals consisting of a variety of color.

Vary meals using different grains, vegetables, beans and condiments.

Avoid using aluminum cookware, coated cookware and microwave ovens.

Eliminate, by and large to begin with, consuming refined, frozen, packaged and canned foods, animal protein in any form including all dairy foods, refined sugar, all drugs and foods with any additives.

Chew well.

Foods available for human consumption can be categorized in four different groups:

Primary Food Whole Cereal Grains.

These are the staple foods for the human being, and have been since the dawn of recorded history. Over the course of a daily eating, approximately half of our food consumption should comprise cooked whole grains. Whole cereal grains include brown rice, wheat, barley, oats, rye, buckwheat, millet, corn, teff, amaranth and quinoea. Also sourdough whole grain breads, whole grain noodles, chapatis, tortillas etc. It is preferable to eat mainly whole grains, with milled or cut grains being supplemental. Also cook the whole grains with a small amount of seasalt.

The suggestion that cooking is necessary is somewhat controversial these days. The reasons for cooking the foods include 1.) It is a stage of 'pre digestion' in that it prepares the food for proper digestion, 2.) the human digestive system is not 'designed' to digest raw vegetable matter properly, 3.) Raw foods compared to cooked foods have a cooling effect upon the body; if all the disease symptoms of humanity are classified into two groups, those resulting from too much heat in the body and those resulting from too much cold, then all degenerative symptoms fall into the latter category, 4.) From yin yang theory, raw foods are more yin than cooked foods. This is not to say we can never eat raw foods, and its intake is usually in the hot seasons or on hot days.

Secondary Foods Vegetables.

Vegetables are cooked, and at least half the cooked vegetables are boiled or steamed leafy greens. The remainder of the vegetables may be cooked in a wide variety of ways(steamed, sauteed in olive or sesame oil, boiled or baked etc).

Supplementary Foods  Beans and Sea Vegetables.

Beans are actually not necessary as a daily food. However, most people changing over to a macrobiotic dietary program from a heavy animal protein diet will find it easier to maintain their macrobiotic practice by eating beans for the first two to three years of their practice.For regular use aduki beans, chickpeas and lentils are recommended. Other beans can be used occasionally. I am personally a strong critic of tofu, feeling it is really a detrimental food to eat except on a very occasional basis. The reason I feel it is detrimental is because it is a highly refined food so that eating is akin to eating refined white flour. Also it is too high in protein and fat content.

Seaweeds such as kombu, dulse, kelp, sea palm, wakame, hijiki, arame, mekabu and nori can be prepared in a variety of ways. They can be cooked with grains, beans and vegetables, used in soups and in side dishes.

Small amounts of white meat fish and shellfish may be eaten occasionally if our condition allows, once or twice a week. Fruit desserts, as well as fresh fruits and dried fruits may be eaten occasionally depending on our condition. Only locally grown fruits of temperate origin are eaten if we live in a temperate climate, tropical and semi tropical fruits only being eaten if we live in places with those climates. Fruit and vegetable juices are generally avoided except during the hot summer months, when we eat raw salads, again, depending on our physical condition. Roasted seeds and nuts may be consumed in small amounts as a snack or supplement.

Foods for Pleasure.

These include any food available for human consumption not mentioned above. These are only to be if we are in good health. Needless to say, if we are in poor health or have any kind of degenerative condition, it is generally recommended to avoid this category of foods. None of them are necessary.

Soups.

It is highly recommended for at least the first three to five years of our macrobiotic practice to consume one bowl of miso soup every day. The soup is made with vegetables and sea vegetables and sometimes beans, to which miso, a fermented soybean paste, is added.

Beverages.

Total liquid intake (not including soup) is limited to between three to ten  eight ounce glasses a day. Of course, if we are thirsty we can drink more than the recommended amount. Beverages recommended include spring or purified water, roasted barley tea, roasted bancha twig tea, dried burdock root tea, dried dandelion root tea and grain coffee. Do not drink any carbonate drinks like Colas, Seven-up.

Nutritional Considerations.

A vast amount of research has been conducted over the past 60 years, and especially over the past 10  15 years, to determine the important and essential nutrients the human physical organism needs for optimum daily function. This has lead to the present concern over nutrient deficiencies in various diets.

It is perhaps stating the obvious the modern diet is almost entirely nutrient poor, and thus people are exhorted to ingest all kinds of nutrient supplements, including vitamins, trace elements, minerals, enzymes etc., in one form or other.

There are three main points to consider with regard to this problem. Firstly, because most people eat a diet based mainly on what is available on the supermarket shelf and these foods are manufactured, meaning they are denatured, devitalized and refined etc., they are therefore nutrient poor. Secondly, even if a diet is nutrient adequate, the presence of chronic intestinal stagnation (the problem of chronic intestinal stagnation will be addressed futher on down the road) in the small intestine assures these nutrients are not absorbed properly. This means people will be continuously undernourished which has the consequence of people in this condition tending to overeat and eat more refined foods which are easier to absorb, leading to the widespread problem of obesity.

Thirdly, a major problem, which is barely recognized, which I have also discussed on the page 'Food and You' is the quality of vitamins, trace elements, minerals and so forth being ingested. The problem is we may be ingesting all the vitamins, trace elements, minerals etc. the body needs but they are not being ingested in the correct form for the body to be able to utilize them properly. The activity of these nutrients, which I refer to as 'accurate biological (spiritual) activity' is contingent upon them being ingested in their natural, whole context; that is, in whole foods such as whole grains and vegetables.

Since all minerals, vitamins etc. are present in the brown rice, barley, kale, carrot, broccoli etc., embedded in what may be called a 'natural matrix' in the whole food, their proper, accurate, biological activity in the human organism is the effect of their own particular form, in the context of the 'natural matrix' in which they are present in the kale, daikon, kombu etc. Thus, if a vitamin or mineral etc., is extracted or processed in any way from their natural source, or, more seriously, synthesized, then the substance thus extracted, processed and manufactured bears no resemblance at all to vitamins, trace elements and minerals found in the natural form in the kale, etc.

If people with a healthy digestive system ingests these 'unnatural' supplements, which are easily recognized by the fact they are purchased in pill, powder or potion form, or as additives in a whole host of food products, the process of assimilation will result in them being 'screened out' by the healthy mucus epithelial lining. The digestive lining of the intestinal tract, in addition to being a 'selective lens', is an 'inverted tongue' which, when it 'tastes' these unnatural substances, rejects them as you would when you have a distasteful feeling in your mouth. If the digestive tract has chronic intestinal stagnation, then necessarily its functions are compromised and these unnatural substances will be assimilated and whatever effect they have will not be their proper biological activity. Furthermore, in the massive doses they are consumed it is indubitable they will have toxic effects upon the body's immune functions.

Bearing this in mind, an analysis of the wide variety of whole grains and vegetables, beans and sea vegetables show these foods to be nutrient rich. Nevertheless, it may be helpful to address the commonly held misconceptions of a macrobiotic dietary practice being deficient in certain nutrients. Of primary concern are protein, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, vitamin A, calcium, iron and caloric energy.

Protein.

It is a commonly held misconception predominantly vegetarian diets are protein deficient. Even purely vegetarian diets (diets containing no animal protein at all) are not deficient in protein, and one can get all the essential amino acids from eating vegetables alone. Vegetable protein is qualitatively superior to animal protein because it does not contain saturated fats associated with cancer and heart disease. Another important point is the amount of daily protein intake generally recommended is grossly in excess of what we actually need. The adequate daily intake for the average active adult is merely one ounce of protein

Vitamin C.

A half cup of cooked kale meets the US recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 60 mg. per day. In fact, leafy green vegetables contain larger amounts of vitamin C than an equal serving of citrus fruits, with broccoli, brussel sprouts and kale containing twice as much.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin).

The concern vitamin B2 may be lacking in vegetarian diets is based on the misconception riboflavin is only available in dairy foods. In fact, kale and mustard greens contain as much B2 as dairy foods. US RDA is 0.57 mg. per 1000 calories of food consumed.

Vitamin B12.

The concerns of a deficiency of vitamin B12 stem from the misconception it is only available from animal sources. In fact, B12 is present in more than adequate in fermented foods such as miso, tamari, soy sauce and sea vegetables.

Vitamin A.

Vitamin A is plentiful in vegetables.

Calcium (Ca).

Per cup serving, steamed leafy greens supply as much, if not more, calcium (vitamin B2 and iron also) than milk. Also, sea vegetables, which are recommended to be consumed daily, contain astonishing amounts of calcium.  

Interestingly, osteoporosis, a disease symptom often thought to be primarily due to calcium deficiency, is relatively common in the industrially developed countries, whereas it is much less frequently occurring in Third World countries where dairy food is not widely consumed. Average daily calcium intake of 400 500 mg. per day is considered adequate by the World Health Organization.

Iron (Fe).

To maintain healthy quality blood, adequate sources of iron are needed for the formation of red blood cells. There are many sources of iron in grains and vegetables.

Vitamin D. The problem of vitamin D deficiency is averted if individuals eat a wide variety of foods, including small amounts of fermented foods such as miso and pickles, and get enough sunshine.

Caloric energy.  

Actually, the whole notion of caloric energy is absurd based on many people experiencing a remarkable increase in their level of vitality and stamina when adopting a macrobiotic dietary program which is, according to the caloric energy requirements regarded as adequate for the adult, hopelessly inadequate.

Whole grains, which are denoted here as being primary foods for daily eating, are widely recognized as being rich in nutrients. Paul Mangelsdorf, writing in the July 1963 issue of Scientific American, "Cereal grains ... represent a five in one food supply which contains complex carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins. A whole cereal grain, if its food value is not destroyed by the over refinement of modern methods of food processing, comes closer than any other plant for providing an adequate diet".

I received an e mail query as to what are considered macrobiotic foods; the fact is all foods are considered macrobiotic that are actually foods, that is are not chemicals, additives, artificial preservatives, pills, powders and lotions etc. However, since the idea is to eat according to our condition, when we start out we go on a restricted, confined diet which is mainly made up of the foods in the regular use groups below. These lists is what I use when I am counseling someone, but it must be emphasised that the diet is tailored to the specific situation and needs of the individual in question. Therefore I strongly recommend you find someone in your area with experience in macrobiotic cooking and eating macrobiotically to help you get started.

The same person asked me as to the origin of the macrobiotic approach to orienting our dietary habits. This is a long story but briefly a Dr. Sagen Ishigen in Japan noticed from the research in physiology being done at the time(1860's) that the Na/K ratio in human blood and tissue fluids approximated 107/1. He reasoned it would make sense to eat foods that had similar ratios of Na to K (sodium to potassium) and after researching this problem he came up with a diet of cooked whole grains and vegetables. He then wrote up a little booklet which he gave to all his patients when they visited his office. George Ohsawa was 19 years old and dying from terminal tuberculosis (the medical people had given up on him) and he found this booket, began to cook and eat the foods recommended and his tuberculosis disappeared. He then had the insight to see that sodium is representative of yang tendency and potassium the more yin tendency and that opened up the whole of Far Eastern Philosophy to him. He then spent the rest of his life developing macrobiotic theory and practice and taught all over the world. He is widely credited as being the major force in bringing macrobiotic dietary practice into the 20th Century. Any of his books are well worth finding and reading.

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BLOOD TESTING  
What you Don't Know!!!!! "CAN Kill You"   

In order to have a true partnership to exist between Doctor and Patient, there has to be a free flow of information in both directions. A good Doctor will shake hands with his patient and say " partner I am glad you are here; you and I will take care of your medical problems." And here is where we often hit a snag. While there is practically no barrier to keep your doctor from understanding you as a patient, you might be at a disadvantage in trying to understand your doctor. Must doctors think they are God? They make everything difficult to understand. They use Latin words and names of medications, diagnosis that are very difficult to understand and when they write a prescription it is very hard to read a lot of times not even the pharmacist and nurses can't read what they write. Not to long ago in front page of most newspapers front page read "American Medical Association recommended doctors to learn how to write.

Eventually, the doctor's explanations will involve medical language and concepts with which few patients are familiar.

This is especially true in the area of medical testing. It is a highly specialized field. Most patients may have heard of tests for cholesterol, glucose, or triglycerides, even if they are not sure exactly what they mean. But how much do they know about bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, or hematocrit? These could turn out to be far more important in their individual cases than any of the more familiar tests.

There are more than fifty common laboratory tests which could play a decisive role in any diagnosis and treatment. Over five hundred other tests are done far less frequently, but nevertheless could prove important in individual cases.

Most doctors do not have the time to explain very much about your tests. An explanation could well take longer than the entire examination. With a waiting room full of patients, doctors often are in no position to attempt to teach a quick course in biology. A broad generalization is usually the best you can expect.

For example: "Your urine and blood chemistry are fine. Only your red blood cells are slightly on the low side, but you should not worry about it." Or: "your creatinine that is, your kidney function test was a bit high. I would like to run it again."

Why in the world should you not worry if your red blood cells were low? Why does the doctor want to run the creatinine test again? It can all be so frustrating.

There are also doctors who believe that test results are not your concern. A little knowledge, they warn, could be a dangerous thing; you might draw the wrong conclusions and worry needlessly. After all, it has taken them years of training and experience to interpret test results properly. Therefore, they tell you nothing.

In addition, they have a valid point. Unless you do get a complete explanation, you might be better off not knowing anything at all. Even if they did have the time, most doctors probably could not give you such a thorough explanation. They are usually familiar with these tests in terms of highly technical language, and would find it difficult to translate them into everyday words and concepts.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD TESTING

Of all the hundreds of different laboratory tests your doctor can choose from, the most common are the basic screens. These consist of a urinalysis, with a half dozen different tests; a blood chemistry profile, which includes up to twenty one different tests; and a complete blood count, which usually adds up to another dozen tests. Two important points to keep in mind: First, urine and blood tests are not merely checks to see whether your urine and blood are all right. They are much more than that. Your blood and your urine accumulate from throughout your body. In one way or another, they have come in contact with virtually every cell of your body, and thus carry within them many of the countless byproducts of the various organs. By examining your blood and urine for different factors, your doctor is, in effect, taking a look at some of the most inacessible organs of your body.

Second, your doctor will rarily, if ever, order just these screening tests without giving you a thorough physical before making a diagnosis. During the physical, the doctor has more tangible ways of checking your organs and the state of your health in general. These are all probably familiar to you. They range from looking into your eyes, ears, and throat to listening to your heart, feeling for your liver and, always, asking a lot of questions.

Thus, you are really getting two physicals: the blood and urine screening tests and the doctor's actual examination. What usually happens is that one confirms or amplifies the findings of the other.

For example, if we give you an examination and find you in top notch health, the chances are that your tests will come back essentially normal, confirming those findings. If, on the other hand, you enter our office with a yellowish tinge to your skin and eyeballs, and complaining of nausea and pain in the abdominal area, the blood and urine tests would most likely confirm the diagnosis of jaundice due to liver disorder.

Purely from the doctor's point of view, lab tests have still another purpose. By providing a measurable record of a patient's state of health at a particular time they protect the doctor from unwarranted malpractice suits. They also make it more likely that a second opinion is going to be pretty much the same as the first.

But protecting the doctor by confirming a diagnosis is by no means the main reason for such a large assortment of tests: the best doctors are more intent on helping patients than constantly worrying about being used. The main reason for these tests, most doctors would probably agree, is that they may actually uncover illnesses in patients which would otherwise go undetected perhaps until it was too late. Many diseases, such as leukemia or diabetes, sometimes make themselves known through subtle changes in the blood or urine months or even years before they could be detected through a routine physical examination.

Some illnesses could be life threatening or could be merely something to watch. Early diagnosis through medical tests may enable the doctor to head off the disease altogether or to start treatment at a stage when the patient will have an incomparably better chance for recovery.

The more you know about medical testing, the better off you may be in general. You may learn how to avoid some of the hazards of our technological environment which can so drastically alter your test results-and, in fact, cause severe illness. You may learn how to give your doctor highly pertinent information which you might otherwise have thought unimportant, even under direct prodding. Such information could provide your doctor with the missing link that makes a proper diagnosis possible.

There is still another reason for knowing as much about medical testing as you possibly can. It will give you a unique view of how your body works; what principles it seems to obey; how intricate are its countless processes; how delicate the balance between functioning and malfunctioning. You will recognize how precious your health is and begin to care for it properly and with the devotion it deserves.

The following test results are explained in lay terminology so that you can better understand the reasons for some of the life style changes which have been suggested.

The following information is from a standard Laboratory Requisition form.

CBS TEST

Blood has four major components: red and white blood cells, platelets and serum.

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) indicates the total number of red and white blood cells. It will identify and name several different type white blood cells, analyze their functions, and percentage levels.

The "normal or average range" listed on your test report represents an average of all people tested, including the HEALTHY and UNHEALTHY. To simply imply or indicate an average range to be "normal" is misleading and inaccurate.

The metabolic ranges listed in your test report are established through clinical patient application, and represent the "optimal" ranges to better maximize your health.

Suggested nutritional support focuses on those areas of your body indicating a nutritional need.

WARNING

For Nutrition Counseling see "ONLY "a Certified Licensed Nutrition Consultant or a Naturopathi Medical Doctor who is Board Certified or see a State Licensed Nutritionist Consultant Certified by the Board of Medicine, be sure they have a valid State License.

1. WBC TEST

WHITE BLOOD CELLS, also known as leukocytes are an important part of your body's immune (defense) system. Healthy white blood cells are the body's main line of defense against infection and cancer. They move freely through the blood stream eating bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, abnormal wastes, and your body's own damaged and sick cells. A cytotoxic (cyto means cell; toxic means poison) condition exists when white blood cells are destroyed by exposure to specific allergic foods, chemicals and various drugs.

Average range 4.8 thru 10.8 Metabolic range 5.0 thru 6.0

Deviation above or below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for the immune system, spleen, thymus, lymph, and bone marrow.  

3-Immuplex 3

1-Spleen PMG

1-Spleen Whole Desiccated

1-Thynus PMG

1-Calsol

1-Multizyne

1-Congaplex

1-Wheat Germ Oil

1-Bios  

2. RBC TEST  

RED BLOOD CELLS transport oxygen, glucose, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, etc. to the cells, and remove carbon dioxide and normal metabolic poisonous wastes. Healthy red blood cells regulate the body's water and temperature balance.

Low red blood cell count (anemia) is caused by poor iron assimilation, impaired RBC production, internal bleeding and cytotoxic damage caused by food or chemical allergies.

Average range Male 4.6 thru 6.2

Metabolic range (male or female) 4.5 thru 5.0

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen. Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen, bone marrow, blood building formula, and possible iron or copper (refer to related iron test, hair analysis).

1-Copper Liver Chelate

1-Congaplex

1-Calsol

1-Multizyne

1-Bios

1-Wheat Germ Oil

1-Ferrofood  

3. HGB TEST  

HEMOGLOBIN is the oxygen and carbon dioxide carrying component of red blood cells. Its ability to carry oxygen is chemically destroyed by carbon monoxide (cigarette smoke, vehicle exhausts, natural gas appliance fumes, etc). The test measures the amount of iron contained in your red blood cells making it a valuable test in deter-mining anemia.

Elevated levels are seen in macrocytic anemia Increased hemoglobin levels will cause blood sludging and increase the risk of stroke.

Decreased hemoglobin levels indicate a reduced oxygen carrying capacity and possible deficiency as seen in microcytie anemia (refer to related iron tests).  

Average range Male 14 thru 18

Metabolic range 14.5 thru 15.0  

3-Fotil-B12

3-Clorophyll

3-Ferrofood

 

Female l2 thru 16

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen, and possibly iron (refer to related iron test, hair analysis).  

9- LYMPH TEST

LYMPHOCYTES are the white blood cells that fight infection and toxins.

Deviation above or below metabolic ranges are seen in cytotoxic food or chemical reactions.

Average range 30 thru 38%

Metabolic range 34 thru 45%

Deviation above or below metabolic range therapeutic nutritional support for: spleen, lymph, immune system.

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil  

10. STAB OR BAND NEUTROPHIL TEST  

BAND NEUTROPHILS are seen in impending infection, and are known to increase after stressful situations, as in too little sleep, missed or hastily eaten meals, junk food, etc. BANDS are normally not seen in the STAB test so elevated levels may indicate a need for cytotoxic testing.

Average range 0 thru 5%

Metabolic range same  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, HCI, fat emulsifier.

6-Arginex

6-Catalyn

3-Cataplex ACP

6-Congaplex

3- Calsol  

11. MONO TEST  

MONOCYTE is the white blood cell that handles normal tissue breakdown and is influenced by your liver. MONO is another WBC damage by cytotoxic reaction.

Average range 0 thru 6%

Metabolic range 4 thru 6 %

Deviation above or below metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional support for: liver.

3 Cataplex A

3 Cataplex B

3 Cataplez C

3-Liverplex  

12. EQS TEST  

EOSINIPHILS are the white blood cells vital for the preservation of the life of your body, subject to its immune response. Elevated levels are seen in acute allergic responses, skin inflammations, respiratory infection, and parasites.

Average range 0 thru 5%

Metabolic range 0 thru 2%

Deviation above metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, fat emulsifier.

3-Immuplex

3-Zimex

3-Gastrex  

13. BASO TEST  

BASOPHILS are the white blood cells involved in intestinal allergies, skin eruptions, asthma, sinus, etc. Elevated levels indicate parasites.

Average range 0 thru 2% Metabolic range same

Deviation above metabolic range suggest therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, fat emulsifier.

3-Zypan

6-Multizyne

3-Calamo

3-Colachol II

3-Wheat Germ Oil pearl  

14. OTHER TEST  

OTHER is short for other immature white blood cells

Average range 0 thru 3%

Metabolic range same  

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.

3-Immuplex

3-Catalyn

3-Ferrofood  

15. PLATELET ESTIMATE

The PLATELETS are essential for the control of bleeding disorders. Many drugs, including aspirin, decrease the number of platelets. The estimates are given (a) decreased, (b) adequate, (c) increased.

6-Whole Spleen

3-Chlorophyll

3-Congaplex

3-Sesame Seed Oil peal

 

16. CELL MORPHOLOGY

 

CELL MORPHOLOGY relates to a visual examination of your blood cells and comments are made regarding variations. Examples are (a) normal, (b) anisocytosis (refers to a variation in size and hemoglobin content of your red blood cells), (c) poikilocytosis (refers to abnormalties in the shape of your red blood cells), (d) schisocytes (fragments of red blood cells).

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.

3-Catalyn

3-RNA

3-Organic Minerals

3-Ferrofood

3-Cataplex B

 

CHEM 24 TEST

Chem-24 profiles twenty four different substances in the serum portion of your blood.

GLUCOSE measures the sugar level of your blood. It is the primary test for diabetes. A high blood sugar level is termed (diabetes); a low blood sugar level is termed hypoglycemia. Glucose affects all the organs, tissues, and Systems of your body.

Average range 65 thru 125

Metabolic range 85 thru 120  

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: pancreas.

6-Cataplex GTF

3-Chezin

3-Spanish Black Radish

3-Chromium Picolinate 500 mcg.

3-Vinadyl Sulfate 7.5 Mg.

  LOW BLOOD SUGAR (Hypoglycemia)

6-Paraplex

6-Inositol

6-Pancreatrophin PMG

  2. URIC ACID TEST

URIC ACID measures the waste from protein metabolism. The spleen, liver and pancreas metabolize protein at the gut and blood vessel wall levels. This test is valuable in measuring gouty states as in arthritis and kidney excretion.

Elevated levels are seen in kidney dysfunctions, anemia, leukemia.

Decreased levels are seen in poor protein enzymatic activity.

Average range Male 4.0 thru 8.0

Metabolic range 4.5 thru 5.5.

  Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, pancreas, thymus.

6-Capsules AC Carbamide

6-Zink Liver Chelated

  3. CHOLESTEROL TEST

  CHOLESTEROL measures your liver and bile function, intestinal absorption and assesses the risk of arteriosclerosis, or cardiovascular disease (stroke or heart attack). Its primary function is to produce hormones, enzymes and antibodies in combination with iodine and protein.

Elevated levels are found in liver and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stress and low thyroid function.

Decreased levels are seen in anemia, acute infections and excessive thyroid function.

Average range Under 40, 150 thru 300 Metabolic range 165 thru 215

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, thyroid, adrenal, inositol, choline, unsaturated fatty acids.

6-Colaplex

3-Linum B6

3-Inositol

  4. TRIGLYCERIDE TEST

  TRIGLYCERIDE is a blood fat sensitive to dietary intake, particularly of refined sugar. Your triglyceride and cholesterol levels are used to accurately predict the amount of any artery damage.

Average range 40 tliru 175 Metabolic range 95 thru 105

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, posterior pituitary, hypothalamus, pancreatic enzymes.

6-Colaplex

3-Inositol

3-B6 Niacinamide

5. CALCIUM TEST

CALCIUM relates to bone metabolism, fat and protein absorption. It assists in maintaining heart regularity and preventing muscle spasm. It is necessary for enzyme production, growth and development of teeth, bones and resistance infection. Toxic drugs such as aspirin destroy calcium.

Elevated levels of calcium are seen in diseases of the bone, hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D excess. Decreased levels are seen in muscle spasms, heart palpitations, diseases of the bone, fat malabsorption, vitamin D deficiency, hypoparathyroidism and pancreatitis.

Average range 9 thru 10.8

Metabolic range 9.7 thru 10.1

 Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, spleen, magnesium, fat emulsifier.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: hypothalamus, hydrocholoric acid, vitamin.

3-Mintran

3-Cal-Ma Plus

1-Cataplex D

3-Calsol

3-RNA

3-Zypan

  6. INORGANIC PHOSPHORUS TEST

INORGANIC PHOSPHORUS is associated with calcium metabolism i.e. bone and parathyroid function.

Elevated levels are seen in hypoparathyroidism, kidney disease, and excess vitamin D. Decreased levels are seen in hyperparathyroidism and in softening of the bones.

Average range 2.5 thru 4.5

Metabolic range 3.1 thru 3.5

  Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, kidney.

10-Drops Phosfood Liquid in a glass of water 10 times a day

3-Immuplex

3-Livaplex

3-Cal-Ma Plus

  7. TOTAL PROTEIN TEST

PROTEINS are the building blocks of your body. They are produced in the liver and released for tissue needs, growth, repair, fluid balance, and protection against infection.

Average range 6.0 thru 6.8

Metabolic range 6.0 thru 6.8

Deviation above Metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: gonads, liver.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: anterior pituitary, pancreatic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, multiple vitamin, multiple minerals, pre-digested protein.

3-Livaplex

3-Catalyn

2-Zymex II

2-Pituitrophin PMG

2-Pancreatrophin PMG

3-RNA

  8. ALBUMIN TEST

  ALBUMIN is a protein produced in the liver. Its primary function is in maintaining the pressure of your blood vessels. Secondary functions are the combining with certain minerals and amino acids.

Average range 3.2 thru 5.0

Metabolic range 4.0 thru 4.4

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, pre-digested protein, multiple vitamins, vitamin BI, multiple mineral.

3-B6 Niacinamide

3-Inositol

3-Choline

3-Magnesium Lactate

3-Liverplex

3-Protefood

3-Cataplex B

3-AC Carbamide

3-Albaplex

3-Lact Enz

  9. GLOBULIN TEST

  Globulin is the protein that is involved in antibody formation. It assists in the neutralization of toxin (poisons), and is necessary for the absorption of vitamin B12, iron, zinc and copper. Increased globulin levels are seen in acute (early stages) degenerative diseases as in: liver, heart .disease, arthritis, diabetes, and malignancy. Decreased levels are seen in chronic (long time duration) diseases.

Average range 1.5 thru 3.5

Metabolic range 2.8 thru 3.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thymus, spleen, thyroid, iron, copper (see related iron test and hair analysis), and organic iodine.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: thymus, spleen, thyroid.

3-Thymus PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Thytrophin PMG

3-Copper Livel Chelate

10. A/G RATIO TEST

This is an abbreviation for the albumin to globulin ratio. This test indicates functions of the body's defense system. A/G levels are decreased in liver problems, ulcerative colitis, intestinal problems, kidney disease, diabetes, pernicious anemia, severe infections, metastatic carcinoma, etc.

Average range 1.1 thru 2.5

Metabolic range 2.5 ttiru 3.5

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thymus, thyroid, spleen, liver, proteolytic enzymes.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: thymus, thyroid, spleen, liver.

3-Cataplex A

3-Cataplex C

3-Thymus PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Thytrophin PMG

11. BILIRUBIN TOTAL TEST

This test measures liver and spleen function for the breakdown products of red blood cells.

Bilirubin levels are increased in liver disease.

Average range 0.1 thru 1.2

Metabolic range .5 thru .7

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, thymus, iron.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, spleen,

3-Thymus PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Spleen PMG

3-Thytrophin PMG

3-Allorganic Trace Mineral B 12

2-Copper Liver Chelate

12. BILIRUBIN DIRECT

This is a more specific test of liver function. Elevated levels will indicate obstruction, i.e. gall stone, tumor, etc.

Average range 0. thru 0.5

Metabolic range same

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: liver, heart, bile salts.

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil

10-Drop Phosfood Liquid in a glass of water

  13. BILIRUBIN INDIRECT

This is a measure of red blood cell breakdown as well as liver function. Elevated levels indicate various anemias, gall bladder disease, or liver disease.

Average range 0. I thru 1.2

Metabolic range same

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic

nutritional support for: liver, heart, bone marrow, spleen.

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil

14. BUN or BLOOD UREA NITROGEN TEST

This test measures the liver and kidney's ability to rid your body of waste products from protein metabolism.

Elevated levels are seen in kidney, thyroid, and anterior pituitary dysfunction. Moderate levels 10 thru 13 are seen in adrenal and liver dysfunction. Extremely low levels 0 thru 10 are seen in posterior pituitary dysfunction.

Average range 10 thru 25

Metabolic range 13 thru 17

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney, liver.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, adrenal, predigested protein.  

3-B6 Niacinamide

3-Inositol

3-Choline

3-Magnesium Lactate

3-Liverplex

3-Protefood

3-Cataplex B

3-Zypan  

15. CREATININE TEST  

This test measures muscle metabolism and kidney excretion.

Elevated levels are seen in arthritis, diabetes, kidney dysfunction and hyperthyroidism.

Average range 0.7 thru 1.3

Metabolic range 0.7 thru 1.0  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: gonads, kidney, anterior pituitary, possible excessive exercise.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.

3-Catalyn

3-Mintran

3- Inositol

3-Choline

3-Pituitrophin PMG

 

16. BUN/CREATININE TEST  

The ratio of Bun to Creatinine is an index of the kidney function.

Elevated levels are seen in high protein low water intake diets, kidney diseases and prostatic hyper-trophy. Decreased levels are seen in DH (anti-diuretic hormone) deficiency.

Average range 10 thru 35

Metabolic range 14.5 thru 15.5  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidney, posterior pituitary, multiple minerals. Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: posterior pituitary.

3-Pituitrophin PMG

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil

10-Drop Phosfood Liquid in a glass of water.  

17. SODIUM TEST

SODIUM is the electrolyte which off sets kidney activity

for the discharge of toxins. It is antagonistic to potassium

which is essential for adrenal gland function. Sodium is related to the function of cholesterol. It is valuable for the maintenance of calcium to phosphorus ratio as it relates to bones, tissue, and blood levels. Sodium is essential for acid to base balance of your body fluid levels. Organs involved with sodium function are heart, kidney and adrenals.

Increased sodium levels are seen in kidney disorders, adrenal disorders, and too little water intake. Decreased

sodium levels are seen in liver, kidney, and heart disorders, adrenal, and pituitary insufficiency, elevated blood sugar level (hyperglycemia), too much water intake.

Average range 135 thru 147

Metabolic range 140 thru 143  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidneys, adrenals.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver, kidney, adrenal, pituitary.  

3-Pituitrophin PMG

3-Cataplex A C P

6-Whole Spleen

10-Congaplex

6-Wheat Germ Oil

10-Drop Phosfood Liquid in glass of water.  

18. POTASSIUM TEST  

POTASSIUM is the mineral essential to heart and kidney function. It maintains heart rate, general muscle strength, normal nerve impulses, adrenal function, and the acid to base balance of the blood and urine. Potassium influences the posterior pituitary in regulating kidney function.

Increased levels are seen in heart block, adrenal insufficiency and hypoventilation. Decreased levels are seen in diarrhea, hyperadrenal conditions, general weakness, fatigue, spinal hypotension (poor posture), irregular heart beat, and chronic kidney disease.

Average range 3.5 thru 5.5

Metabolic range 4.0 thfu 4.3  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: adrenals, liver, heart, posterior pituitary, vitamin E.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenals, heart, potassium.  

3-Adrenal Desiccated

3-Livaplex

3-Cardio Plus

3-Cataplex E 2  

19. CHLORIDE TEST

Primary considerations for chloride are adrenal, kidney,

Bladder and bowel functions.

Elevated rebels are seen in kidney and adrenal disorders,

and bowel dysfunctions. Decreased levels are seen in diarrhea, infection, diabetes, hypoadrenalism.

Average range 95 thru I 10

Metabolic range 100 thru 104  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: kidneys, adrenals, bowel.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenals, bladder.  

3-Whole Adrenal

3-Drenamin

3-B6-Niacnamidei

3-Cataplex A  

20. C02 TEST  

CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) is a measurement of cellular toxic waste. It is vital to acid and base balance, lung, kidney and adrenal stability. C02 is antagonistic to hemoglobin, example: when C02 levels rise, the hemoglobin levels fall.

Elevated levels have been seen in alkaline blood, and cancer. Decreased levels are seen in acidic blood.

Average range 24 thru 30

Metabolic range 25 thru 28  

Deviation below Metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: adrenal, lung.

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: lung, kidney.  

3-Cataplex A

3-Cataplex E

3-Allerplex

3-Albaplex

3-Cataplex ACP

3-Cataplex C

10-Drops Phosfood Liquid  

ENZYME LEVELS IN YOUR

BLOOD STREAM

The next four tests, LDH, SGOT, SGPT, and Alkaline Phosphatase are measures of enzyme levels in your blood serum. A rise in enzyme level reflects tissue damage.  

21. LDH TEST

LACTIC DEHYDROGENASE is an enzyme associated with carbohydrate metabolism. It is widely distributed in the kidney, liver, heart, skeletal nuscles, red blood cells.

Damage to any of the above will result in elevated levels of LDH.

Elevated levels are seen in heart attack, liver dysfunction, anemia, cancer.

Average range 60 thru 225

Metabolic range 140 thru 160  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional digestive support for: liver, heart.  

3-Hepatrophin

10-Choline

6-AF Betafood

3-Cardio Plus

3-Cataplex E2

3-Livaplex  

22. SGOT TEST  

SGOT is an enzyme associated with protein metablism. it is found in kidney, heart, skeletal muscle, liver, brain. Elevated levels are seen in heart and liver disorders. Average range 0 thru 55

Metabolic range 18 thru 22

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver, heart.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: gonads, manganese, selenium.  

3-Hepatrophin

10-Choline

6-AF Betafood

3-Cardio Plus

3-Cataplex E2

3-Livaplex  

23. SGPT TEST  

SGPT is an enzyme associated with liver function.

Elevated levels are seen in liver dysfunction.

Average range 0 thru 45

Metabolic range 18 thru 22  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: liver..

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support for: liver.  

3-Cholacol II

9-For-Til B 12

3-Livaplex

3-Cataplex A  

24. ALK. PHOS. TEST  

ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE measures the metabolism of bone, liver and tumors.

Elevated levels are seen in hyperparathyroidism, disease of the bone, hyperthyroidism and leukemia. Increased levels are also seen in healing of fractures and growing bones.

Average range 30 thru I 10

Metabolic range 65 thru 75  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: parathyroid, liver, bone tissue, immune system, adrenals.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests nutritional support.  

3-Zimex

5-Calsol

5-Lact Enz

3-Disodium Phosphate

3-For-Til B 12

5-Cal-Amo

3-Linum B6  

OTHER TESTS

1. IRON TOTAL TEST  

IRON is a mineral essential for the formation of red blood cells, hemoglobiin, and body growth. Iron is necessary for the function of the liver and spleen to facilitate bile breakdown, fats, to contol hemorrhage and to the energy systems of your body

Average range 50 thru 150

Metabolic range 95 thru 105  

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: spleen, digestion (including a fat emulsifier.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: an iron building formulation, spleen, bone marrow.  

3-Catalyn

6-Ferrofood

3-For-Til B 12  

HYPERCHROMATOSIS

Too much iron metal in the blood. Nutritional Treatment

per day for 12 weeks.

6-Drops of Phosfood in a glass of water.

6 Cholacol II

3 Choline  

T-1 is a hormone that controls your thinking process. A deficiency will affect the brains function. The symptoms of T I deficiency will

Cause fatigue depression, low self esteem, difficult time learning.  

3-Mintran

2-Organic Minerals

3-RNA

3-Folic Acid B 12

3-Pituitrophin PMG  

T-3 Kidney-Deficient T3

6-Iodomere

3-AC Carbamide

10-Drop phosfood in a glass of water 3 times a day.  

2. T-4 (THYROXINE) TEST  

THYROXINE is a thyroid hormone essential for fat and protein digestion, absorption, growth I and endocrine function, especially that of reproduction. Thyroxine is involved in the regulation of heart rate and the healthy maintenance of hair, skin, and bone.

Average range 5.0 thru 13.0

Metabolic range 7.0 thru 8.0

Deviation above metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thyroid, liver, and organic iodine.

Deviation below metabolic range suggests therapeutic nutritional support for: thyroid and liver.  

1-Organic Iodine

2-Organic Minerals

3-Thytrophyn PMG

3-Livaplex  

3. SED RATE

SED RATE (sedimentation rate) is a measurement of how much the red blood cells will group or clump together to form sediment in a given time. Essentially this test will tell if there is an infectious process going on in the body.

Female 0 to 20

Average range Male 0 to 9

Female 0 to 20

Metabolic range Male 0 to 7

Female 0 to 15  

Deviation above metabolic range indicates infection somewhere in the body, usually not virus related, could be tissue damage such as seen in heart attack, rheumatoid but not osteoarthritis, thyroid disorder, some cancers, kidney disease. It is also increased during pregnancy and menstruation.  

3-A&C Carbamide

12- Immuplex

3-LactEnz  

4. HDL TEST 

HDL OR HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN

(lipids) and protein combinations. HDL's are a part of the cholesterol complex and are considered to be the good guys' since they help transport excess cholesterol to the liver for excretion. They are increased by exercise, weight loss, vitamin E, niacin, and a fish fatty acid called eicosapentanoic acid (EPA). They are decreased with a high carbohydrate diet, with the more refined the carbohydrate, the more the decrease.

Elevated levels have been associated with a low rate of heart and artery disease. Conversely the lower the level, the greater the incidence of heart disease.

Average range 30 to 85

Metabolic range 55 or higher  

Deviation below metabolic range indicates supplementation, increased consumption of fish and EPA, increased regular exercise program to over 30 minutes a day.  

6-Liverplex

5-Choline

3-Cholaplex

3-Inositol

6-Cataplex E

6-For-Til B 12

3-Linum B6  

5. LDL OR LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN  

LDL LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN are also fat and protein combinations but contain more fat than do HDL fractions. They are characterized as the 'bad guys' of the cholesterol family. They are increased with a high carbohydrate diet, the more concentrated the carbohydrate, the higher the LDL's will be. They are decreased with a high fish diet, EPA, exercise and weight loss.

Elevated levels have been associated with a high rate of heart and artery disease. The lower the level, the lesser the incidence of heart disease.

Average range 60 to 180

Metabolic range 60 to 120

Deviation above metabolic range indicates increased fish intake, EPA supplementation, and weight loss, decreased carbohydrate intake.  

6-Liverplex

5-Choline

3-Cholaplex

3-Inositol

6-Cataplex E

6-For-Til B 12

3-Linum B6  

6. BLOOD PRESSURE READING  

BLOOD PRESSURE is the amount of force required to circulate the blood through the body. The top number (systolic) measures the force of your heartbeat pushing blood from the heart into the vessels, and the bottom number (diastolic) measures the pressure of the blood against the vessel walls when the heal-L is relaxing between beats, Normal pressures range from 90/60 to 140/90. Tough out the day, a person's blood pressure will vary and may even be higher than 140/90. It is only when it is high and stays high most of the time that a person is considered to have high blood pressure.  

SYSTOLIC HIGHT

Hardening of the Arteries

12-Parotid PMG

8-B 6 Niacinamide

6-Cholaplex  

SYSTOLIC LOW

Usually weak adrenals

3-Whole Adrenal

6-Vasculin

6-Cataplex E-2  

Diastolic high

8-B6 Niacinamide

6-Chezyn

3-A&C Carbamide

3-Parotid  

Diastolic Low

Deviation below metabolic range indicates the need for vitamins and minerals supplementation.  

6-Vasculin

2-Orchex

6-Cataplex E 2  

The information contained above is intended for general reference purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment. Medical information changes rapidly, Dr. Gonzalez N.D. makes every effort to update the content on this site. No health information on Florida Health Letter, including information about herbal therapies, vitamins and other dietary supplements, is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor.

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