Clean Food – the first stage in long-term survival
The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British, Australians and Americans. The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British, Australians and Americans. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British, Australians and Americans. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks that the British, Australians and Americans. Conclusion – Eat & drink what you like. It’s speaking English that kills you.
Barb and I eat only organic food. Organic simply means there are no pesticides, herbicides, artificial hormones, weedicides, preservatives, artificial colours or chemicals of any sort. And it has the highest nutritional value of any food as it’s grown in soil rich in minerals and nutrients. Many people ask, “What does organic food taste like?” Well – it tastes like food – real food. The food from supermarket shelves now has little taste, if any. When was the last time you ate tomato that actually tasted like a tomato or a banana that tasted like a banana? The vitamin and mineral content of organic food is dramatically higher than non-organic food which is why anyone with an illness should eat it and cancer patients should live on it. Organic broccoli has five times the vitamins and minerals than there are in non-organic broccoli. Kirilian photography, which photographs the energy levels in living cells, shows that organic food has far high energy levels than non-organically grown food. Finding organic food is easy in the UK and the supermarkets are full of it at reasonable prices thanks to the BSE epidemic and Foot and Mouth outbreaks. In the UK, organic food has become a major industry and is widely available as the public now demands safe, clean food. In Australia it’s more difficult to obtain it but most major supermarkets have now introduced a limited range of organic produce. There hasn’t been a major food scare like BSE or Foot and Mouth Disease in most countries to make the public demand clean food. The food industry still pretends that our food is perfectly safe to eat. Well, it’s not. If you were at a restaurant and ordered a meal and the waiter asked, “Will that be with or without pesticides, herbicides and artificial chemicals?” – which would you choose? Would you say, “Yes please – I’d like an extra large helping of DDT and herbicide with some growth hormones on the side and a double serve of artificial colours 101,102 and 122!” You wouldn’t, but that’s exactly what you are saying every time you put non-organic food in your mouth or feed it to your kids. I spoke to a tomato grower recently who told me that tomatoes are sprayed with a chemical that has an active life of up to 10 weeks before the tomatoes are safe to eat. Due to the pressures put on the growers by certain food chains to produce tomatoes by a certain date, the tomatoes are put on the supermarket shelves within 6 weeks. Then people eat them! No thanks!
Teenagers now have a shoe size 2 times larger than their fathers did at the same age. These are the first generation of kids to whom this has happened. But it is also the first generation of kids who have been raised on hormone-injected food. It takes about 4 months to grow a normal chicken from an egg but the chickens in the supermarkets are pumped to full size in six weeks using growth hormones. Poultry and cattle are also given antibiotic injections to beat animal diseases. Think about it – you pump food full of growth hormones and antibiotics, subject it to radiation in the microwave and then feed it to your kids. You don’t need to be Einstein to understand the consequences. Few people consider why Chinese kids are now taller than their parents. Barb and I quit eating meat and dairy products in 1990 when we learned about their connection to serious illnesses. The chemicals that are put into our food have been poisoning us for decades and all nutritional research shows this.
Food has always been organic
Organic food is not new. A 76 year-old man recently said to me, “I’ve lived all my life without organic food and I’m fine.” But for the first 50 years of his life he did eat organic food – it came from country farms and chemicals were not used. There were no Supermarkets full of artificial, pesticide-laden, chemically produced, genetically modified processed foods. He’s only been eating non-organic food since the 1970’s. In nature, there are no rewards or punishments, only consequences. In 1910, the death rate from all cancers was 1 in 200. In 1930, it was 1 in 30. Today, 1 out of 3 Westerners get some type of cancer and it is estimated that cancer will kill 1 in 2 of us by the year 2010 and all men will get cancer by 2030. In 1970, 1 in 19 people got either breast or prostate cancer – By the year 2000, the rate had increased to 1 in 9 women for breast cancer and 1 in 11 men for prostate cancer. The food industry is mainly about profits, not health. Do not blindly buy food thinking that growers care about your health. Most care about profits – not you. Eat only organic food.
This one is a real con. The growers tell us that because their chickens are ‘free-range’ – that is, the hens wander around eating a natural diet – they are better for us. But these hens are still given the same antibiotic needles as every other chicken and most are pumped up with growth hormones. I discovered that ‘cornfed chickens’ are certainly fed on corn – otherwise it would be false advertising – but it doesn’t mean that that the corn they eat is chemical and pollution free. It usually isn’t. And corn-fed chickens still receive antibiotic injections, growth hormones or both. You may have noticed that cornfed chickens are bright yellow in colour – obviously because of all the corn they eat, right? Wrong. If you and I ate corn every day we wouldn’t turn yellow. After preparation, cornfed chickens are dunked in a vat of yellow chemical dye and the public is hoodwinked into thinking they are buying unpolluted, healthy food.
Winemakers are great at telling us how good the vintage of the wine is and how many months it spent in oak but they never tell us what chemical sprays were used on the grapes or how much of that spray still remains in the bottle. Conventional wines have traces of animal products such as gelatine or egg white and even fish by-products, which are used in the refining process. Most conventional vineyards use weedicide and pesticides to keep pests away and kill weeds and they spray as much as three to four times a year. Residues of those sprays, no matter how small, end up in the wine. The organisation FOE (Friends of the Earth) conducted an analysis of shelf wines and detected as many as 240 chemical compounds from spray residues in the wine. None of the wine labels, however, mentioned that any bottle contained as much as even one chemical. FOE reported that one tonne of synthetic chemicals is required to make 8000 bottles of Burgundy wine. This can become a social dilemma because alcohol is served at virtually every social occasion and is at the very heart of our social conditioning. We are raised from childhood to believe that alcohol equals fun, status and happiness, despite the fact that it’s one of society’s greatest sources of unhappiness, illness, misery and death. When I learned that alcohol not only creates an acid environment, it also transports cancer cells to the cancer site, I gave it up immediately. I’d never been a big drinker anyway – I’d probably have a couple of glasses of red wine a week, and a little more – sometimes a lot more – at social events.
Cancer loves an acid environment. Because of this, I have eliminated all acidic substances such as alcohol, coffee, citrus fruits and aftershaves. I drink only organic herbal teas such as Red Clover and I drink 2 litres of filtered water every day. I researched what is in normal tap water and because of what I learned, will never put it in my mouth again.
(to be continued)
“I’m taking nutritional supplements every day. I’ve worked out a combination and regime using the British Cancer Help Organisation’s recommendations in conjunction with other things I have learned. While the evidence about whether this can remove cancer is mainly anecdotal and is discounted by Western medicine (the doctors who die at age 59), it keeps my immune system high and holds free radicals in check. Here are some of the things I take every day –
Vitamin C, Beta-carotene (fresh carrot juice or tablets when I travel) Vitamins B Complex and E, selenium, oxygenator, apricot juice, colloidal silver, apricot oil, colloidal minerals, zinc, folic acid, bovine cartilage, noni juice, flaxseed oil, apricot kernels, grapeseed, green barley, lactoferrin, fish oil, spirolina and various other supplements to regenerate blood cells, etc. I also have injections of vitamin C and B12 every week so I feel like I’m a pincushion. Barbara is also on a similar dietary program, which makes it much easier for me. We’re a team in everything we do, in sickness and in health. To do it alone would be tough. The funny part is, we’ve both turned orange!”
This vitamin routine gives most doctors a good laugh. Expensive urine they say. As I said, I paid for 19 medical opinions on my case and at the time of writing this I am 10 years past my original diagnosis. And three of those doctors are now dead.
Most people know Vitamin C as an effective way of avoiding colds and flu. But most don’t know that massive doses of it are used to combat major diseases, including cancer. Vitamin C advocate, Nobel Prize winner Doctor Linus Pauling, conducted clinical tests that showed an overall improvement in general well-being, increased mental alertness, improved appetite, the minimising of pain and the reduction of some tumours. Most cancer therapies include large doses of Vitamin C and recommend that it is taken to saturation point where it has its maximum effect. Most animals internally make their own Vitamin C but humans can’t so we are left to get it from our diet. Unfortunately, the ‘average’ diet is now grossly deficient in vitamins and minerals so supplementation is now the simplest answer. I average 10,000 units of Vitamin C a day by a weekly injection into my right thigh and also by tablets to reach saturation point. You know you’ve reached saturation when you start to have diahorrea so when that happens you reduce the dose a little and you’ll have the correct dosage. When you take Vitamin C in tablet or powder form, your body only absorbs around 7% of it. With intramuscular injections the body absorbs around 40%. Massive doses of Vitamin C also deplete magnesium, potassium, zinc and B6 so these need to be supplemented. I would prefer to take Vitamin C in its natural form but that would mean eating 28 cases of oranges a day plus devouring 6 cases of broccoli and I’m never that hungry. Vitamin C has shown dramatic improvement in domestic cats and dogs with cancer and when they eventually die, the end is rapid and less painful. Vitamin B12 encourages the growth of new red blood cells and I give myself an injection in the leg once a week.
Why you should not use a Centrifugal Juicer
High in the Himalayas of Pakistan lies the valley of Hunza. Movies and books have been written about this place and it is believed to be the legendary valley known as Shangrila-La, the valley where sickness did not exist and the inhabitants enjoyed perfect health and contentment. Sir Robert McCarrison served in the British Army Indian Medical Service in the early part of the 20thCentury and wrote extensively about the perfect physique, amazing physical endurance and extraordinary health achieved by the people of Hunza. He reported,
“These people are long-lived and vigorous in old age. Among the ailments so common to our own people – such as gastro-intestinal disorders, colitis, gastro and duodenal ulcer and cancer – are extraordinarily uncommon. With the Hunza, who live on the simplest diet, resistance is remarkable…cancer is so rare that in nine years of practice I never came across a single case of it.”
McCarrison performed dietary experiments using thousands of white rats to test the Hunza diet. One group of rats were fed the Hunza diet and the other were fed the diet of the poorer classes from Bengal and Madras where every type of disease was common and life expectancy was short. A third group was fed a typical English diet – boiled vegetables, white bread, margarine and tinned foods. The results were fast and clear-cut – the rats on the Hunza diet displayed sleek physique, alertness and outstanding health. Those on the Bengal/Madras diet contracted the diseases common to those people. The rats on the English diet soon developed the poor health and stunted growth of the English poor. And the English diet is the one that forms the basis of what is now known as the ‘Western Diet’. This diet has made it possible for people at all levels, class and wealth to die equally of the same diseases. It’s also proof that in nature there are no rewards or punishments – only consequences.
In recent times the Valley of the Hunza has been made accessible to the rest of the world and the health results are predictable. Barb and I will visit Hunza as part of this project when the terrorist threat has passed. I wonder if MacDonald’s has a franchise there yet….(continued)
Free radicals bind with chemicals and carcinogenic substances and pollution in the environment and food to form cancer. I have methodically gone about removing all carcinogenic substances from my life. This has meant changing my shaving creams, toothpaste, detergents, deodorants, soaps, shampoos, etc. to chemical-free ones and getting rid of all aluminium products, copper pipes, microwave ovens, plastic kettles, polystyrene cups or anything that has been linked to the development of cancer. I avoid smokers at every turn and won’t hold a mobile phone against my head unless absolutely necessary.
I have an ongoing program to remove all metal fillings from my teeth. Dental amalgam is about 50% elemental mercury and the rest is an alloy of silver, tin zinc and copper and slow poisoning from the mercury in leaking amalgam fillings in the mouth has been shown to be a significant contributor to many chronic diseases. It is illegal for dentists to dispose of amalgam in the garbage, the sewer or the drain. The only place it is legal to put it is in the mouths of patients. It is estimated that every crematorium chimney releases 11 kgs of mercury per year. Medical studies show how many patients have seen their health dramatically improve after their fillings were replaced with inert substances. Diseases linked to amalgam fillings include thyrotoxicosis, endocarditis, neuralgia, rheumatism, overactive thyroid, heart and pancreas problems, depression, headaches, mood swings and cancer. Animal studies show that amalgam causes a 50% reduction in kidney filtration after just 2 months in the mouth. Most importantly for cancer patients, mercury strongly binds to selenium, a trace element used for a variety of enzyme functions, thereby reducing its levels in the blood. There are hundreds of scientific studies that show the damaging effect mercury has on the immune system and this contributes to allowing a variety of diseases to develop which are likely to be misdiagnosed and therefore mistreated. When a mercury filling is removed, mercury vapour escapes and a percentage adheres to the lining of the nose and is transported directly to the brain. The levels of mercury in the brain are directly proportional to the number of fillings in the mouth. For this reason, you should only use an holistic dentist who will use an oxygen mask over your face during amalgam removal to prevent you being poisoned. The Richardson Report, a study completed for health Canada, found that the tolerable intake of mercury is exceeded after more than 4 fillings for adults, 3 for teenagers and 1 for children.
In 1998 the British Government recommended that dentists not place or remove amalgams in pregnant women. Mercury crosses the placenta and concentrates in the foetus and can be transported to a feeding infant via the breast milk. So if you are pregnant, never allow amalgam fillings to be placed in your mouth and never go into a surgery that uses amalgam because the mercury vapour levels in the air may be harmful to the foetus.
Dr. Richard Kuninun in his book, ‘Meganutrition’ reported that dentists also suffer medical problems from being in contact with amalgam. Their list of ailments includes vertigo, gait problems, nervousness and irritability. This clarifies something for me – I always thought that dentists were just cranky people who walked funny. Not only that, female dental staff exposed to mercury show twice the rate of miscarriage, infertility and stillbirths, compared to the rest of the population.
As you can see by what you have read so far, I’m leaving nothing to chance. If I discovered that bungy jumping while singing Amazing Grace could be beneficial, I’d consider that too. I’ve found that many cancer patients go back to their normal life after treatment and try to forget about what happened to them. But if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll get more of what you got – that’s the way life works – yet few people seem to understand that. A life-threatening disease is a clear signal that your life must change. I believe that my cancer is most likely the result of my past lifestyle, thoughts and diet. The chemicals that are being put into our food have likely played a significant part – a fact that I overlooked for 20 years and that most people choose to ignore.
Over a period of twelve months we made the necessary changes in our home to remove any substance that was even remotely suspected of links to cancer. It is time consuming and costs money but what is your life worth? I’m amazed how many people complain that they can’t eat organic food because it costs more. Life itself should be the most important thing at all times and you need to invest in your own health if you want to have a long, energetic life. Barbara and I definitely do, so the cost factor becomes secondary. We want the best food, best water, best air and to avoid any contact with anything remotely connected to cancer. Some people feel Barbara and I are fanatical about these things but we don’t see it that way. We see them as either uninformed or prefer to defend a lousy diet or lifestyle.
Even if you’re not a smoker, living with one increases your lifetime risk by 25%. It’s the leading cause of cancer in men and is about to overtake breast cancer as the main cancer killer in women. I will not be in the same room as a smoker nor are the allowed to smoke in our premises. If I encounter smokers smoking near me in smoke free zone, I make suggestions to them involving sex and travel. Smokers don’t care about their own survival so there is little chance they will make any concessions for yours.
Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like
having a peeing section in a swimming pool.
While the sun provides plenty of Vitamin D, constant exposure can kill you through skin cancer, especially in Australia where the hole in the ozone layer is located. We live on the beach in Queensland Australia where the UV ray factor is high so our home has tinted windows that filter 99% of these rays. We never go in the sun without a hat.
Aluminium and Plastic
We have disposed of all aluminium in our lives because of its direct link to cancer. We tossed out pots, pans and utensils and replaced underarm deodorants with salt crystal deodorant, obtainable from health product stores. Rubbing aluminum into the lymph nodes in your armpits seems like a form of suicide.
Say ‘Cheese’ please
Patients are moved from the main waiting room to a second smaller room where they are prepared for treatment. I met all types in this room – people with brain tumours, colon cancer, bone cancer, breast and prostate cancers – you name it – they had it. At treatment 15, I was in the prep-room with two women patients who were dressed in the usual blue preparation gowns. Both had had a breast removed. One was bald from chemotherapy. They were eating from a plate of cheese – Camembert, Brie, Cheddar, Blue-vein – you name it, they had it. They were drinking coffee from polystyrene cups and there was a smell of nicotine around them. They were doing 4 of the things that sit at the top of the list as causes of breast cancer – and they were doing it 10 feet from the radiation machine that was about to cook them. “Like a piece?” one woman offered. “No thanks” I answered. “Don’t eat dairy, eh?” she said. I couldn’t hold back on this one. “Dairy products are at the top of the list of contributors to cancer, and are considered the number 1 most likely cause of breast cancer – so I don’t put any into my body” I responded. “Ah – the dairy products argument” she sniggered, “There’s no proof!” Coincidentally, I was reading Cancer-proof Your Body by Ross Horneand so I turned to the section about the role of dairy products in breast cancer and I quoted the associated death statistics. Then the radiologist called my name, I took my radiation dose and went home. The next day the radiologist berated me for talking to any other patients about cancer and treatments in general. Turns out the two women had complained about my discussion with them even though it wouldn’t have happened if they hadn’t offered me some cheese. In fact, I protested, these women had offered to shorten my life by giving me dairy products. “That’s the oncologist’s job!” the radiologist sternly warned. “He has asked that you don’t talk to other patients about it.” OK then – I’ll personally take it up with this errant oncologist who had neglected to educate these two patients in cancer prevention and had allowed them to threaten my life with a large piece of Camembert. I walked to the oncologist’s office to advise him of the error of his ways. I figured that if I could have an impact on this man, it could actually save the lives of other unaware, dairy-eating cancer patients. Sitting in the oncologist’s office, however, I found a sullen looking fellow who was bordering on obesity! The King of Cheddar sat there, fat hanging over his belt. “Can I help you?” he asked, his belly quivering like a bowl of jelly and his navel winking at me from between two over-stretched button holes. “I doubt it!” I replied, laughing. As I drove back home I still felt as though I had contributed to the lives of all concerned. You see, my hard-earned taxes had provided the radiation machine to bake the cheese-ladies boobs and provide the extra large chair on which the Oncologist Cheddar King could park his fat ass.
I never saw an Asian person at the radiation centre – they rarely get cancer. And they don’t eat dairy products.
The thing I learned at the radiation clinic is that most people see cancer as something external that has happened tothem – an event over which they believe they have little or no control. Most continue to smoke, drink work in stressed jobs, live in polluted areas and live as they have always done, blissfully unaware or quietly denying that these were the most likely factors that allowed the cancer to develop in the first place. Then they give responsibility for the problem to a doctor and tell him that it’s his problem, not theirs. And if they die of the disease, everyone says, “Oh well, that’s life” and the doctors don’t give it another thought. Understanding that you, not your genes, are largely responsible for the state of your health and longevity will let you live a long, healthy, fulfilling life – just as I will.
You never know who’s listening…
At treatment number 12, I entered the prep room at sat opposite a woman in her mid fifties who was wearing a blue medical robe – breast cancer. She looked pale and appeared to be very sad. “Are you ready for your next cooking lesson?” I joked. She just gave me a nervous little smile. “So… how’s it going?” I asked. She said that she was up to treatment number 7 and wasn’t doing very well – nausea, tiredness and so on. I explained how I was injecting vitamin 12 every week because radiation destroys it and the body can’t make it. This regenerated red blood cells and gave me the energy to sail through the radiation, I explained. “So why doesn’t my doctor suggest this?” she asked. I explained that most doctors were into sickness, not health and a doctor’s average age at death is 59, so they probably wouldn’t even know about B12 let alone recommend it. I never saw her again after that brief encounter. A week later I received a letter from her addressed to me at the radiation clinic. It read –
“Thank you Allan for your wonderful advice about B12 last week. When I met you I had decided this was to be my last radiation treatment as I just couldn’t take it any more. I went to my doctor that day and got an injection – I can’t believe the impact it had on me! The color has returned to my face and my energy levels have returned so I am finishing my treatment. Thank you for being a stranger in the night who turned out to be a great friend!”
Wow – I felt ten feet tall after this. The lesson I learned is that you never know what impact the things you say can have on those around you. If she had stopped her treatment that day her chances of survival would have been greatly reduced. Chances are I may have saved a stranger’s life that day – but our entire conversation was no more than 7 or 8 minutes and I never gave it another thought.
Why we get sick
Animals in their natural environment are sleek, fit and healthy for most of their lives. They rarely die of ‘civilised’ diseases like stroke, cancer or heart disease even though their bodies are not better designed than ours. Have you ever heard of an obese zebra or a lion too fat to run? Or an elephant needing Pepto-Bismal for indigestion? Animals in the wild eat only a natural, raw diet. They don’t cook their food or have barbeques. They eat only one food at a time. When a lion is eating a gazelle he doesn’t have a baked potato filled with cream and sprinkled with salt, all washed down with red wine followed by coffee with cream and sugar. Like most animals, our digestive system is designed to absorb one food at a time but because we eat 5 to 10 different foods at any one sitting our system becomes confused and overworked and results in what is called indigestion – the inability to digest food. The problems we have as humans is that we have sacrificed nutrition and natural food for unnatural foods that taste pleasurable. The food companies have worked out how to turn unnatural foods and chemicals into great tasting things that fool our brains into thinking we are eating real food, but it puts strain our digestive system and pollutes our blood. In Western culture and increasingly in Asian cultures, we have sacrificed health for taste by eating our ‘traditional diet’. We eat excesses of fat and protein, mainly from meat, dairy products and fast food, we destroy most of the value of real food through cooking it or worse, we blast it into oblivion with a microwave oven, and then we coat it with harmful substances such as salt, refined sugar and other condiments. As a result, everyone enjoying time-honoured, traditional, home baked meals, or worse – junk food – are all prone to health problems of some sort. When we feel ill as a result, we go to a doctor who reads the apparent symptoms as a disease that is ‘attacking’ the patient (as described in a medical journal) and so treats it with more artificial chemicals. A disease is not something that ‘attacks’ you – it’s a negative reaction by your body to adverse conditions of blood chemistry. And the main cause of this is putting the wrong things in your mouth. Western and European diets are killers.
You have around 10,000 taste buds that occupy about a square inch of your tongue. They let you figure out what tastes good and what doesn’t. And there is a rare condition called Ageusia that de-sensitises your taste buds so you can no longer taste anything. With Ageusia everything tastes the same to you – like nothing. Here’s an important question I want you to answer; if you had Ageusia and couldn’t taste anything, what would you eat and drink? Stop reading right now and answer this question before you continue. What would you eat & drink?
Would you eat a hot meat pie with sauce? Or a hotdog with mustard? For breakfast, would you have cornflakes with milk, pancakes with maple syrup, bacon and sausage (with salt and pepper, of course) followed by coffee? Remember, you can’t taste anything. How about a hot, baked lunch with stuffing and dressings and a glass of wine? The logical answer to this question is ‘no’. If you couldn’t taste any of it, why bother putting it in your mouth? If you answered ‘yes’ because it’s how you’ve always eaten or because ‘that’s the way everyone eats’, then you’re a victim of tradition and not logical and bad health is coming your way if you don’t already have it. You should stop reading right now and go buy yourself a Joan Collins novel – this manuscript can’t help you.
So, if there would be no point in eating these things you might normally eat, what would you eat? Most people who are asked this question all come up with the same answer – they’d eat fresh fruit and vegetables. And because they couldn’t taste anything, they wouldn’t cook it either – they’d eat it raw. They wouldn’t drink soft drinks, coffee or tea either. Most said they’d just drink water. Some said they’d still drink alcohol but that shows a psychological dependency and is not related to nutrition. The point here is that you already intuitively know the answer to good nutrition – eating only fresh fruit and vegetables and drinking water. So, if you instinctively know this, why are you now eating the things you eat? Are you an unwitting contributor to your own bad health? Most people are.
Humans evolved eating mainly raw fresh fruit and vegetables and they drank water. That’s why for the first 5 years of my cancer self-therapy, that’s all I did. Today, Barb and I have now built a hothouse/shadehouse that is fed by stored rainwater and grows food in organic soil. European and Western diets are highly toxic and acidic and are perfect breeding grounds for cancer and other illnesses.
What Frightens Us Most
The greatest threat to survival is listed as nuclear war but this is only because everyone is aware of it. The real threat is the unseen threat – the de-naturing of our food, the poisoning of our water and soil and the destruction of the environment. After a million years of evolution we have put ourselves overnight on very dangerous grounds where only the fittest will survive.
“Cancer is nothing more than cells out of control, and I know that every cell in my body is controlled by my mind. I’ve come to the conclusion that cancer can be eliminated by the same processes that created it – mental attitude, diet and lifestyle and a high immune system – hence my new life program.
How I use my mind and manage my environment – stress and diet – is how I will cure myself of cancer.”
Monday 13thAugust 2001 Point Cartwright, Sunshine Coast, Australia
“I’ve decided to have a battery of blood tests today including a cancer test (PSA) and liver function test to measure how my body is dealing with my nutrition regime. I’ve had one year and 3 months of people feeling sorry, sceptical, hopeful and concerned for me. The doctors have wanted me to do the blood tests last February because they want to monitor me for statistical data but I’ve resisted because I’ve done my own research and believe I know what I’m doing. But I’ve decided I can’t stand the suspense of the confirmation of what I already know – that I am cancer-free. I turn 50 on Wednesday and want to start the next half century of my life with a clean slate. While I am confident tomorrow’s result will prove I’ve beaten this thing, I am literally crapping myself right now. I can’t be more than 20 feet from a toilet at any time. Seems my mind is positive but my body is worried. If I am to get any positive rating in this test then I’ll be screwed. It would then be a matter of how long I could extend my life but the way I see it, if I can’t beat cancer doing what I’ve been doing, then it can’t be beaten. I’ve always been successful at everything I’ve ever tackled so this will be no exception. But to deny that I’m not nervous right now would be a lie. My test is in 20 minutes and I’ve already had 3 trips to the toilet…”
Getting rid of the cancer was the first part. Keeping it away is the second part.
I will never develop cancer ever again. I will always be cancer free and I’ll live to be over 90. And fuck the doctors!”
Friday 28thSeptember, 2001, Lisbon, Portugal
I can’t recall when I ever felt this fit and positive. I’ve been working out every second day now for 7 months and am stronger and healthier than ever. My personal trainer showed that I have the fitness and blood pressure of a healthy 36 year old. My ECG results put me in the top fitness level for my age. Business is excellent despite the September 11thNew York attacks and we have more money coming in than we know what to do with. I’ve been off hormones for almost a month but there is still no noticeable difference in my libido. When girls bend over I still notice their shoes. But, hell, I’m alive, wealthy and well – and I’m here to write about it. Thoughts of death no longer enter my mind although this experience has made me continually aware that we all die. I can now see the end of my life but I’m philosophical and positive about it. I can picture the next 40 years and now realise how quickly it will pass. It all serves to make me positive about each day and aim to get as much out of it as possible.
4thFebruary 2003, Kyoto, Japan
It feels strange being back here after almost 3 years since I wrote my first diary note here. Barb and I are doing a media tour for our new book and are number 1 again for the third time and are Japan’s biggest, most successful authors. We leave Friday for Australia and arrive back for the results of my latest PSA test. Sound familiar?
NEXT I’m well into the third year of my program and doing well. Every day I see my tattoo in the mirror of the bathroom and it affirms my objective for a long, healthy life. Because we’re travelling so much now, our diet is around 90% organic food. The hardest part with all this is that I never contemplate the idea of dying and I occasionally divert from my regime to have a chocolate bar or ice-cream. Each time I do this I realise that I’m probably gambling but overall, I’m pretty strict with my diet. I still have my carrot juice (or tablets when travelling), vitamins and minerals every day and haven’t had alcohol for two and a half years. My meditation has dropped out of being a regular daily event and that still bothers me but I keep a good handle on stress levels. Barb and I get on better than ever and business results are at an incredible level. Our last book has almost reached 7 million copies and our latest is up to half a million in the first month. We go to Barcelona for media tomorrow, England Thursday and Australia on Monday. Then back to Japan for 10 days in January…hey, that’s were this book began!
The original cancer letter I sent to my friends–
“This letter is to tell you directly about the state of my health rather than you hearing it second-hand. This way I can avoid having to relive the event by re-telling it over and over and it stops cancer being the main focus of every conversation I have with everyone. This makes good all round sense as I can keep you informed of progress.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on May 25th, 2000. For the medically inclined, it was a PSA 15, Gleason 7. Prostate cancer is rarely seen in men under 60 and is normally a slow growing cancer. It affects 1 in 11 men and kills 22% of those diagnosed, many within 12 months. In the UK it kills 40%. Now the dice has been rolled for me.
My Gleason score of 7 means an aggressive cancer which, if left untreated at my age, gives me a life expectancy of about another 3 years. And it has no real obvious symptoms – it just sneaks up on you. I turn 49 next week, am fit & healthy, exercise regularly, non-smoker, light drinker, no family history of cancer, have been vegetarian for 10 years and live an exciting and fulfilling life. I have intentionally done all the right things to avoid cancers and other debilitating diseases.
Since the diagnosis I have put my life on hold and have spent the last three months researching and trying to understand a disease about which I had no prior knowledge or information. I searched the Net endlessly, interviewed doctors and cancer patients anywhere I could find them and read all the books I could find on cancer. I sought 17 professional medical opinions on my case and came up with the usual prostate cancer options – the surgeons wanted to chop me, the radiologists wanted to cook me and the alternative therapists wanted to feed me funny-tasting green stuff followed by a nice warm enema.
I don’t like any of those choices.
I have searched and located a number of ‘miracle cases’ – people who had received the death sentence from their doctors but had survived despite the odds and had ‘spontaneously remissed’ – in other words, they cured themselves. I wanted to know how they did it. I had quickly come to realise that Western medicine is as much, if not more, about profit and egos than about health or longevity. And I don’t like the thought of being a statistic. I found that most ‘experts’ only know what they know and most lack any significant knowledge about other therapies outside their respective disciplines. Barbara and I flew to Asia recently and took the Hulga Clarke Cancer Cure Program which includes massive doses of vitamins and herbs, body de-parasiting, blood cleansing, electronic-zapping and other weird stuff that is generally illegal in the West. I also investigated the cactus therapies of the Mexican Cancer Clinics. To cut a long story short, here is my current life program as a result –
1. My diet is now 100% organic. I’m convinced that the chemicals that end up in our food are definitely poisoning me and all nutritional research in the last decade confirms this. I quit eating red meat and dairy products ten years ago when I learned about their implications and connection to serious diseases.
2. Cancer cells thrive on chemicals. I have a continuing program of removing all carcinogenic substances from my life. This has meant changing my shaving creams, toothpaste, detergents, deodorants, etc. to chemical-free alternatives and getting rid of all aluminium products, copper pipes, microwave ovens, mobile phones, plastic kettles, etc. I avoid smokers at every turn.
3. I have an ongoing program to remove all metal fillings from my teeth. The connection between amalgams and disease is well documented.
4. I meditate every day. Sometimes twice. And this is what I will now do forever. I visualise myself as I will be at age 84. I mentally rehearse what I will be doing at every birthday party between now and then. I see the people and the presents, I count the candles on the cake and picture how everyone is amazed at the remarkable progress I have made – eg, perfect health and a Zero PSA (prostate cancer level). I trained as a hypnotist 25 years ago and I understand that what you say and think is what you’ll get. Many cancer patients (and their friends) see cancer as a death sentence and, for many of them, that’s often what it turns out to be. But not for me. I will cure myself.
5. Stress has been shown to be the main key in the trigger of all cancers.
I now avoid stress at every turn. If there is a tense personal or business situation near me, I just walk away.
6. Because cancer thrives in an acid environment, I have eliminated alcohol, coffee, aftershaves, citrus fruits, etc. and only drink organic herbal teas such as Red Clover and Peppermint. I drink 2 litres of reverse osmosis filtered water each day.
7. I take nutritional supplements every day. I’ve worked out a combination and regime using the British Cancer Help Organisation’s recommendations in conjunction with other things I have learned. While the evidence about whether this will remove my cancer is mainly anecdotal and is ignored by Western doctors, it will certainly keep my immune system high and keep free radicals in check. Here’s some of the things I take every day –
Vitamin C, Beta-carotene (fresh carrot juice – or tablets when I travel) Vitamins B Complex, Vitamin E, selenium, oxygenator, colloidal silver and minerals, zinc, folic acid, bovine cartilage, noni juice, chlorophyll, flaxseed oil, green barley, lactoferrin and 6 other supplements to regenerate blood cells, etc.
Barbara is also on this program and that makes it much easier for me. We’re a team in everything we do, in sickness and in health. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful person like her in my life.
Testosterone feeds prostate cancer so I’ve put myself on a course of hormone blockers to curtail cancer growth until I decide what to do next. As a result, female hormones now dominate my body – with some humorous results. Being 49, it is pushing me through female menopause, giving me hot flushes, night sweats, etc. I now love to go shopping, I cry in movies, talk endlessly about nothing, can’t reverse park the car and I’m sure my blue suit makes me look fat.
On September 5th, 2000 I had my prostate surgically removed but they didn’t get all the cancer as it had already escaped the gland. I start radiation 2ndJanuary 2000 in Sydney to try to knock out the balance of the cancer. I will use my nutrition program to clean up any loose cells that may have escaped into my blood due to the surgery and meditation to visualize my long-term survival. I plan to live to at least age 84 (the average lifespan of Pease males) – and maybe even longer.
As a result of nerve damage to the prostate caused during the surgery, I’ve started a course of Viagra – I now know why they give Viagra to elderly men – it stops them from rolling out of bed in the middle of the night! Several of my mates have volunteered to stand in for me until my virility recovers but Barbara says I’m handling things well, so to speak. Just think – no smoking, no drinking, no sex – I now qualify to be a monk!
As you can see from all of this, I am leaving nothing to chance. If I discovered that standing on my head in the corner singing Waltzing Matilda could be beneficial, I’d consider that too. I’ve found that many cancer patients go back to their normal life after treatment. But that is madness. Cancer means your body doesn’t like your lifestyle. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll get more of what you’ve got – that’s the way life works yet so many people don’t understand this.
I now believe that my cancer is most likely the result of my past lifestyle, thoughts, actions and diet. The chemicals that are being put into our food have likely played a contributing part – a fact that I overlooked for the last 20 years.
In simple terms, cancer is cells out of control, and I know that every cell in my body is controlled by my mind so this puts me in charge.
I have now come to the conclusion that cancer can be eliminated by the same processes that created it – mental attitude, diet and lifestyle – hence my new life program. The one point everyone in all cancer fields agree on is this –
CANCER CANNOT EXIST IN HEALTHY TISSUE
So I’m going to make my tissues disgustingly healthy.
I see the surgery and radiation as a way of removing the symptoms and as a form of insurance, not as the solution. You see, if you don’t address the cause, the problem will eventually return in one way or another. This is where Western medicine fails as I see it. It only treats the symptoms and not causes. If they can’t fix the problem with what they’ve got, they just send you away to die. Or they offer to put you in a new medical trial that can kill you – like a laboratory rat in a maze. And when the doctors go home at the end of the day, they don’t give me a thought. How I use my mind is how I will cure myself of cancer. I don’t see myself as a victim of cancer – I see myself as responsible for the condition and in control of it. And Doctor’s opinion are simply that – just opinions. To put my life in the hands of only one specialist could make me a victim, yet so many people do it. They listen to one doctor and believe him. I prefer to have faith in my own ability to conquer cancer. I realize that it’s not what happens to you in life…it’s what you do about it.
Hey! I reckon there’s a bestseller in here somewhere…
Barbara and I are happy to discuss any of this – we don’t have a problem talking about it. I’m fitter, healthier and as positive as I have ever been – I just have a challenge that I’m dealing with. And it simply hasn’t affected my stage or TV performances a bit, in fact they’re better.
Interestingly, all this is happening at a time when careers are at an all-time high for Barb and I – #1 bestsellers in 34 languages – we’ve sold over 3 million books in the last year – international TV, mixing with the Royals, meeting the rich & famous – in fact, becoming the rich & famous (again)! Things never looked better and life is so exciting that we plan to continue doing this for a long time yet. We’ll just alter the pace a little and not keep the punishing international schedules we’ve had for some years – like 3 times around the world in a month! Life for us is certainly changing in many ways and, strange as it may sound, we are benefiting from this experience. It has allowed us to re-assess values and priorities in life, for the better. Clearly, it hasn’t affected my sense of humour. Research shows that he who laughs – lasts. Funny thing is, prior to May 25, I couldn’t even spell prostate, let alone know what it was!
I’m not silly enough to pretend that my situation isn’t real but my future is bright even though I realize that, medically speaking, I’m still in a statistical category for at least another 10 years. But all categories have winners and losers – I choose the winners. All I want my friends to do is offer any helpful suggestions they may have and to be positive about this unusual adventure. Cancer can be the loneliest place a person could ever be so positive input from others is very important. Never feel sorry for someone with cancer – think positive thoughts for them and give them encouragement.
If you’re religious, put us in your prayers.
If you’ve read to this point, then you are interested me and my future. I now formally invite you to attend my 84thbirthday party which I will celebrate on 15thAugust 2035. The dress will be casual and presents should be appropriate – eg. hairpieces, false teeth, soft sweets and Viagra (extra strength).
Please RSVP by 25/12/00 – Allan
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .
Cancer Update from John 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 size.
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 multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and 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, gastro-intestinal 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 destruction.
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 sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. 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 amounts. 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 soya milk cancer cells are being starved.
C. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. 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 bean 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 become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
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 (T 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 body’s 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, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
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 cells.
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CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAl, U. S. – PLEASE READ
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 causes 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.
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, (Glad Wrap etc), 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.
Scoring Prostate cancer
A score out of ten is used by doctors to determine the aggressiveness of prostate cancer and it known as a Gleason Score. A score of 1 – 4 is a slow grower, 4 – 6 is intermediate and seven or above means you’ll have one or both feet in a box. My score was a seven. And the younger you are, the faster the cancer grows. This means an aggressive cancer that, if left untreated at my age and at the cancer’s stage of progression, would give me a life expectancy of maybe three years. Statistically, I’d be dead by age 51…not good. My Superman suit had not yet arrived in the mail so this option had no appeal.
30thMay 2001, Dublin, Ireland
“The past month has shown a gradual decline in my overall attitude to everything in my life. It’s clear that the hormonal changes are now having a serious effect on my ability to stay on track mentally and emotionally and I have been experiencing feelings of hopelessness, I’m edgy constantly and haven’t been able to raise a positive thought, let alone anything else. Last week I told Barbara that I was going to throw myself into the lake. She’d had enough of me anyway and agreed it was a good idea. She said that if I survived the lake, she’d divorce me too. Not good.”