I received one of those email broadcasts yesterday about Johns Hopkins finally issuing a statement on the real causes of, and ways to prevent cancer. Given what I’ve learned of late, I was pleased to see this. You may have received one. In my opinion, it’s very good information. But upon further investigation, according to Snopes.com and by Johns Hopkins itself, it’s apparently a hoax.
This is an interesting situation, when the information is sound, but is invalidated by the authority. Well, it’s not really invalidated. The alleged source denies the sourcing, and disavows the information contained therein, yet, on the whole, the information rings truer to me than that of the authority. See how you feel about this.
I’m going to publish the entire letter, and then comment at the end.
Here is the email:
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (‘TRY’, BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.
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 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 dietand 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 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 soy 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 becomes 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 to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Floressence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E and Apricot Kernels 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 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.
1. No plastic containers in microwave.
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 Cast le 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 h eating 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. Pa per 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, 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.
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There you have it. Do you detect any gross inaccuracies to this information? Does anything shout out at you as being mis-stated? I’m not saying that it’s all iron-clad, because nothing is. What cancer cells feed on may be subject to some interpretation, but there are no harm causing approaches suggested. Whereas, chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, are all rife with extreme harm potential.
Well, Johns Hopkins disavows any and everything presented above. They make specific reference to the email hoax, and flatly states that they have nothing to do with it, and don’t support anything contained therein.
I must note one flat out lie on their site:
Email hoax contention #3: A Strong Immune System Destroys Cancer
When it comes to cancer and the immune system, it is not a matter of strong or weak as the fictional report contends, but rather an issue of recognition. The immune system simply does not recognize cancer. In its complexity, the cancer cell has learned to disguise itself to the immune system as a normal cell. Infected cells send out danger signals setting the immune system in action. Cancer cells do not, explains Elizabeth Jaffee, co-director of cancer immunology and leading expert on cancer and the immune system. By deciphering the methods cancer cells use to make them invisible to the immune system, Jaffee and team have developed cancer vaccines that have successfully triggered immune reactions against prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, leukemia, and multiple myeloma.
The contention that the immune system doesn’t recognize cancer is as big a fantasy as asking us to believe in Santa Claus. If the immune system doesn’t recognize cancer, then what do pain signals indicate? Are they not a call for our attention? The body is a whole system. There are no foreign invaders. There are no enemies of the state. Cancer cells are the outgrowth of a prolonged state of imbalance in the form of water insufficiency, nutrient deficiency, and over toxicity. Researchers need only address these three simple factors and see how the body responds. They are so enmeshed in their way of thinking that they have no appreciation for the wondrous vehicle we have been given, and its restorative powers.
Email hoax contentions #6, 7, 8, 9, and 10: Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Harms Normal Cells. Surgery Causes Cancer to Spread
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy kills cancer cells with remarkable selectivity, says Nelson. There are some temporary and reversible side effects common to cancer therapies, including hair loss and low blood counts. Limiting and managing these side effects is an integral part of treatment.
Surgery is the first line of treatment for many types of cancer. It does not cause cancer to spread. Cancers spread to other tissues and organs as a tumor progresses and cancer cells break away from the original tumor and travel through the bloodstream to other body sites.
This is molecular thinking in the flesh.
Wayman Tisdale, the basketball player turned jazz guitarist who died in 2009 at age 44 from treatment of bone cancer, was listed as having acute esophagitis. This is an antiseptic way of saying that the chemotherapy – the acid – that he took orally burned his throat as it went down and was caustic to the point of death.
Furthermore, the two rounds of the chemotherapy that were given to him, are considered to have had NO effect beyond their ineffectiveness against the cancer itself. It is not considered that these caustic chemicals, which while useless against the tumor, had to be distributed and stored by the body in order to prolong his life. In other words, the two rounds of chemotherapy that didn’t kill him are not even looked at as contributory to (1) the eventual need for amputation, and (2) a third (and final) round of chemotherapy. Nowhere is ANY attention given to the ecological imbalance that each one of those rounds of chemotherapy caused, to an already energetically traumatized location in his body.
Nowhere is the energetics, or even the biological ecology that cancer tumors thrive in (that require some steps at mitigation), considered. In other words, they are thinking as though cancer cells are distinct entities that are differentiated from the rest of the tissue topography in the body. They are not. Cancer tumors are assumed not to be influenced by the ecological terrain of the body. They are very much influenced by these factors, as 1931 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Otto Warburg (1883-1970) demonstrated in his studies on pH and carcinogenesis.
If there is a disturbance in one’s energy field (non-molecular), which can happen when a blow or trauma is sustained, then an effect will manifest at the molecular level. Surgically removing the tumor has no healing effect on one’s energy field. In fact, it creates a greater trauma. Johns Hopkins statement that surgery doesn’t cause cancers to spread is erroneous at best. By that logic you’d expect pain to stop when a limb is amputated, but it doesn’t because we don’t feel in the molecular. We feel via the energetic. Since medically, we don’t acknowledge the energy field, there are no procedures that address it first in order to see what happens. After a limb is removed many people are surprised to discover that their pain hasn’t abated one bit. And yet, some very simple procedures are available that can quell the energetic disturbance, causing pain to end. So here’s the question: what might have happened if they had incorporated an energetic assessment and treatment first? How many limbs and lives might be saved? And how about health restored?
The implications of the current state are sobering. Yet, with a fresh look, they are exciting.
For Wayman Tisdale, Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom’s electro-stimulation treatment might have been very effective here, effectively bringing white blood cells to the area to address a perceived greater threat than the tumor, meaning the probe itself, which would then be removed once the tumor has been eliminated. Yet again, the tumor is not the culprit. It’s the ecology of the area, plus the flow of energy, that must be attended to. Currently, modern medicine, as evidenced by Johns Hopkins’ take on the “Update” hoax, doesn’t see these factors as meaningful.
If energy (oxygen) flow is obstructed to a given area in the body, cell death will occur, which will attract microorganisms that do not require oxygen (anaerobic), to congregate. Their purpose is to stem the death, limiting it until balance is restored. How is balance restored? By restoring the flow of energy (oxygen) to the affected area. Various enzymes and minerals are also required in sufficient amounts, to conduct the electrical charge and to perform the actual reconstruct (also known as healing) of the body part in question.
Surgery may be the first line of treatment according to Johns Hopkins, but it does nothing to change the state of the tissue ecology. If pollution hasn’t been cleared up and mineral balance restored (helps electrical conductivity), then the environment is doing to remain conducive to carcinogenesis.
Email hoax contention #15: Cancer is a Disease of Mind, Body, and Spirit
Cancer is a disease caused by genetic alterations. Many times, these alterations occur through our own behaviors—cigarette smoking, a poor and unbalanced diet, virus exposures, and sunburns, says cancer prevention and control expert John Groopman.
How stress, faith, and other factors influence this is largely unknown. We would like people to be happy, loving, and stress free, simply because it is a nice way to live and can contribute to an overall feeling of well being, says Platz. There is no evidence, however, that a person prevents or causes cancer based on his or her state of mind.
Still, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can make patients and families feel stressed and anxious, and these are not pleasant feelings. So, we offer extensive patient and family services, including a cancer counseling center, pain and palliative care program, chaplain services and a meditation chapel, an image recovery center, and the Art of Healing art and music program.
Blame it on the genes! This is the same as saying we were born in sin. I am grateful to Dr. Bruce Lipton who disproved the notion that genes control biology. They do not. And by saying that how stress, faith, and other factors influence cancer is largely unknown, they cannot dismiss their influence. The problem is that they are content to not know the effects of belief, attitude and behavior, when that is where both the problems and solutions begin.
The cancer diagnosis is not what creates stress. It’s cancer treatment. It’s the big sell to take poison when every thread of innate common sense within us KNOWS that that’s not the best way to deal with it. I even bought the notion to cut it out when an ameloblastoma developed on my jaw over a decade ago.
A cancer diagnosis presents a wonderful opportunity for one to get acquainted with one’s self; to take stock of all attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, along with life aspirations, assessing which ones are beneficial, and which ones no longer serve a beneficial purpose.
There are some people who are ready to transition out of this world, and that’s okay. We don’t presently offer them the respect of their choice. So we make it very difficult to leave under anything but high pain, or high drama (collisions and catastrophes) conditions. Perhaps there’s a deeper message here, but I found this example of current cancer treatment thinking worth a closer look.