16 things you didn’t know about Cancer (courtesy of Johns Hopkins)

This is a post from an e-mail inspired by one of my most recent posts.

Last month, I blogged about how researchers were testing for Cancer treatments by using strands of the HIV virus and altering their function. I mentioned how this kind of information is a passion of mine as Iam constantly trying to provide the handful of you devoted readers with any and as much random information of this nature as often as possible. My ex sent me this newletter last week that claims to be from an official Johns Hopkins source after reading my blog recently. It offers interesting and conventional advice and precautions concerning the everyday things we do that contribute to it, as well as how we can avoid and eliminate such things.

I don’t know how official this is, but I wouldn’t be the passionate anti-Cancer blogger that I claim to be without at least posting this so you can share your thoughts and come to your own conclusions. If nothing else, truth can be extracted from it for sure.

Johns Hopkins Update – 
This is an extremely good article. Everyone should read it.


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins: 

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person’s lifetime. 

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
forming tumors. 

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
 nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors. 

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day 
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc. 

7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs. 

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications. 

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply. 


a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful
. A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
cells are being starved. 

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
 is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, 
like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including be an sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).. 

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. 

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
unneeded cells. 

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer

1. No plastic containers in micro

2. No water bottles in freezer

3. No plastic wrap in microwave.. 

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
Please share this with your whole email list…………………….
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead. 

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life. 

And the cure for Cancer is…..HIV???

Devoted readers of this blog know how strongly I feel about cancer research and the fight against AIDS. You also know how often I’ve made efforts to post news coverage of any insights and developments into such. This particular post marries both in a strange twist of fate that many in the medical field are calling a breakthrough.

Researchers have done the shockingly revolutionary by using a benign strand of HIV to mutate and reprogram the attacking qualities of the virus into what they refer to as “serial killer” cells that attack cancerous tumors.

So far the method has only been tested on a particular form of leukemia in 3 subjects, but the scientists have high and realistic hopes that with further testing and development, it will prove to be effective not only for other forms of cancer, but for other crippling and lethal diseases as well.

It’s hands down the most ironic and eyebrow raising medical breakthrough in the last few years, to think that the world’s deadliest disease can provide the cure for the world’s most vast disease. If you watch the video within this link that I have included (http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-pick/hiv-virus-used-to-turn-white-blood-cells-into-cancer-serial-killers-20110811/), the doctors never mention the HIV strand by name or acknowledge where they obtain the samples from, but they all share a unanimous optimism that their discovery can and will provide a much less painful and dramatic alternative to the existing radiation therapies.

Your thoughts?

Cell Phones, Cancer & You!

I told you!

If you remember, the first year of this blog, I reported on a Northeast Mayor who was trying his damnest to make the public aware of the threat that cellphones present to human health and ordained that they come with warnings similar to those from the Surgeon General on the backs of cigarette packs.

I even went so far as to delve into the theories, notions and urban legends surrounding cellular phone radiation and cancer – even adding images of the infamous hard-boiled egg experiment between 2 cell phones.

But earlier this week, the World Health Organization released statements indicating the likelihood of a link between cellphones and brain cancer in particular. It made headlines and front pages of local newspapers, yet the general consensus seems to be one of indifference.

Instead of a detailed account of the WHO‘s findings, the article that I read in the free daily paper that I picked up on my ride from school focused more on New Yorkers’ nonchalant reactions to the threat. The whole thing centered around an almost unanimous sentiment indicative of a nation engulfed by the digital revolution who have burned analog bridges and left no way of going back if we wanted to.

It’s scary to put in perspective that these technologies, tho familiar to us at this point, are still extremely new to human civilization. And while somewhere down the line, evolution may have us develop immunities and resistances, radiation is radiation. And any prolonged exposure to such a thing can’t have any effect but a negative one on our homeostasis. Who knows what costly effects will have to arise before we make these breakthroughs??

There were those so-called experts who refuted the WHO‘s claims, saying that these kinds of reports have been made time and again, and lack hard evidence.

The AMNewYork article quoted someone saying “I already smoke, so it’s not like I’m worried about cancer”. Even as a joke, that shit is beyond absurd, and frightening on so many levels. Read the full thing here http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/nyers-dial-away-report-on-possible-mobile-phone-cancer-link-1.2917599

My ex used to tell me to put my cell phone down when I was inside and to minimize my use of it as much as I could. I remember not wanting to have one and having a house phone when others would ask me why. She has one, and swears by it – only using a cell when necessary. Safe to say, whenever I move, I’m getting one again.

Now It’s not wise to go freak out with every scare that the news media doles out, but as someone who has always had suspicions about this issue, this just reinforces my underlying paranoia.

It doesn’t help that even tho the article didn’t go into scientific detail, the journalists felt the need to include a short guide of which cell phone brands contain the highest and lowest radiation levels, as well as a list of tips to cut down radiation exposure. These tips included things like not using your phone when the signal is low because that’s when it emits the highest levels of radiation, or not keeping it in your pocket (something I do religiously). That brings the tone of seriousness back up a bit whether you agree that there is impending danger or not. Obviously there’s something to take precaution for.

True enough, cell phones are not going anywhere. We can’t live without them. We should, however shift the focus to how we can live with them. Literally.

And now I just need to figure out where I’m gonna carry mine. It’s not like I walk around with a damn Murse!

Breast Cancer – Right underneath your arms….

If any of you know me, you know Iam super serious about Cancer research and prevention.

I received this notice in my e-mail last week and I just wanted to share it.

Whether you take it at face value or not, consider it as nothing more than just information.

You may all have heard things surrounding this connection.

Why breast cancer is usually found near the armpit?

Some time ago, I attended a Breast Cancer Awareness seminar and I asked why the most common area for Breast Cancer was near the armpit.
My question could not be answered at that time.
This e-mail was just sent to me, and I find it interesting that my question has been answered. I challenge you all to rethink your every day use of a product that could ultimately lead to a terminal illness.  As of today, I will change my use.
I showed it to another friend going through chemotherapy & she said learned this fact in a support group recently.
The leading cause of breast cancer is the use of anti-perspirant..
*Yes,*                                   *ANTI-PERSPIRANT*.
Most of the products out there are an anti-perspirant/deodorant combination, so go home and check   Deodorant is fine, anti-perspirant is not!
Here’s why :- The human body has a few areas that it uses to purge toxins ; behind the knees, behind                                  the ears, groin area, and armpits. The toxins are purged in the form of perspiration.
Anti-perspirant, as the name clearly indicates, prevents you from perspiring, thereby inhibiting the body from purging toxins from below the armpits.

These toxins do not just magically disappear. Instead, the body deposits them in the lymph nodes below the arms since it cannot sweat them out.
Nearly all breast cancer tumors occur in the upper outside quadrant of the breast area. This is precisely where the lymph nodes are located.
Additionally, men are less likely (but not completely exempt) to develop breast cancer prompted by anti- perspirant usage   because most of the anti-perspirant product is caught in their hair and is not directly applied to the skin.
Women who apply anti-perspirant right after shaving increase the risk further because shaving causes almost imperceptible nicks in the skin which give the chemicals entrance into the body from the armpit area.

PLEASE pass this along to anyone you care about.

Breast cancer is becoming frighteningly common.

This awareness may save lives.

We Should All be Worried! – New Possible Cell Phone Warning Law

This is BIG.

A discussion that I’ve started and held so many times, I can’t count, I wonder if we should all be worried about these devices that we hold so near and dear to us, literally.

This article featured on yahoo news centers around a decision being presented in Maine to impose a legal requirement that there be a health warning about the long term effects of cell phone radiation and it’s possible contribution to Brain Cancer. Maine isn’t alone, San Fran wants to raise awareness just as much. While the experts still contests the proof of cell phones causing Cancer is not substantial or consistent. Why are they not at least making the public aware of the probability?

Here’s the full article;http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091220/ap_on_re_us/us_cell_phone_warnings

I guess common sense would tell you that whatever powers this small box that can allow you to talk worldwide, play videos, film and take pictures has to be something that can burrow through your brain tissue tho. Anyone who’s been on a long conversation and felt the phone get hot can attest to this.

I’ve debated about this with my little sister, and posed this question to friends and strangers.

I was so relieved when late last year both of my parents stopped wearing their beloved wireless cellular earpieces. Although my little sister assured me that there’s less to be worried about as she did a study for school that proved that the earpieces don’t send out near as much radiation as the phones themselves. But understand, my parents would wear these stupid things in their ears day in, day out, everyday.

All I could think about is when we learned the radiation charts in Chemistry class back in high school and middle school. And tho I know that computers and phones emitt the lowest levels of radiation on the scale, it is still radiation. And since these technologies have not been around long enough in human history, we don’t really have a solid understanding or grasp on what the true long term effects will be. In a way, we’re all guinea pigs to an advent that has changed our lives for the better, but may send us all to an early grave. Who can imagine modern life without a cell phone? it’s so implemented into our daily routines, even children carry them.

I often wonder if all of this sitting up late night so close to this computer screen is killing me slowly. I try not to think about it because it’s such a necessary evil at this point in my life, but I can’t help but to remember back in my days as a Real Estate Agent, watching everyone on their laptops while on their cell phones.

One of my teammates there, a real ambitious and super smart guy from Israel who always had his cell phone handy, stopped me one day as I had my ear piece out (with the wire of course) and asked me how it’s been working for me. he was one of those guys who always would phrase big questions in a simple way or set them up to make a profound point with a friendly, knowing smile on his face.

I said”‘fine”,

then he proceeded to show me an e-mail he had recently received about a study done overseas where two cell phones were sat across from each other with an egg inbetween them for the duration of a 60 minute conversation. At the end of that conversation, the study showed that the egg was hardboiled inside.

Now this has since been denounced as a hoax or urban legend, and I didn’t know whether or not it was just too sensational to believe, but it did push me to think. What are we doing to ourselves?

I begged my parents each to cut the earpiece usage down when they used to wear it all day. And I’ve recently been trying to keep mine away from me when I’m not on it. I prefer skype and texting.

Some people are Aids activists. I am scared to death of Cancer of all forms. Mostly, because I feel it may be the only natural disease. Natural in the sense that it is the resulting by-product of every thing we have done on this planet to live more convenient, comfortable modern lives.

So while there may not be any way to stop it, it can surely be fought. And I intend to fight it every little way that I can. One step at a time.

You should too.