The High pH Therapy for Cancer
A. Keith Brewer Science
Reprinted from Pharmacology
Biochemistry & Behavior, v. 21, Suppl.,
1, by A. Keith Brewer, Ph.D.," The High pH Therapy for Cancer, Tests on
Mice and Humans," pp. 1-5, Copyright 1984, with permission from Elsevier
Science. Single copies of the article can be downloaded and printed for the
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BREWER, A. K. The high pH therapy for cancer tests on mice and humans. PHARMACOL BIOCHEM BEHAV 21: Suppl. 1, 1-5. 1984.---Mass spectrographic and isotope studies have shown that potassium, rubidium, and especially cesium are most efficiently taken up by cancer cells. This uptake was enhanced by Vitamins A and C as well as salts of zinc and selenium. The quantity of cesium taken up was sufficient to raise the cell to the 8 pH range. Where cell mitosis ceases and the life of the cell is short.
Tests on mice fed cesium and rubidium showed marked shrinkage in the tumor masses within 2 weeks. In addition, the mice showed none of the side effects of cancer. Tests have been carried out on over 30 humans. In each case the tumor masses disappeared. Also all pains and effects associated with cancer disappeared within 12 to 36 hr; the more chemotherapy and morphine the patient had taken, the longer the withdrawal period. Studies of the food intake in areas where the incidences of cancer are very low showed that it met the requirements for the high pH therapy.
Cancer therapy.....Cesium.....High pH.....Pain.....Potassium.....Rubidium.....Tumor.....Vitamins
THE High pH Therapy for cancer
was arrived at from an extensive series of physical experiments. These involved
the isotope effect across membranes of many types, normal plant and animal,
embryonic, cancer, and synthetic. It also involved mass spectrographic analyses
of membranes and cells, as well as fluorescence and phosphorescence decay
studies of many types of cells and parts thereof. It is the thesis of this paper
that the results obtained throw a direct light upon the mechanism of
carcinogenesis, and also indicate a therapy. Tests on both mice and humans
substantiate this theoretical approach [1-8].
The isotope effect throws a very direct light on the mechanism of carcinogenesis. In this study it was shown that the 39K/41K ratio in ocean water down to 6000 ft was 14,20000 [9-11]. In normal matured cells, both plant and animal, the ratio varied from 14.25 to 14.21. Embryonic and cancer cells all gave a ratio of 14.35. In the case of all synthetic cells across which there was a potential gradient, the ratio was 14.35. From these values it will be seen that the ratio in normal living cells indicates that as many isotopes leave the cell as enter.
In the case of potassium for
embryonic and cancer cells as well as synthetic type cells with all types of
membranes even including liquid mercury films the observed isotope ratio was
given by equation 1.
where n refers to the normal ratio, o to the observed ratio, and m is the associated mass for the ions.
All cations in solution are associated. The attached mass for Cs+ is 3 molecules of water, for Rb+ it is 5 molecules, for K+ is 7 molecules. For cations below potassium in the Electromotive Series all ions are highly associated. This is to be expected from their position in the Hoffmeister Series. In the case of Ca++ the association is 30 molecules, while Na+ is 16. Equation (1) holds for all cations tested from H+to U+. The value of m however will vary when polar molecules are present in the solution. For example, K+ can also attach glucose. In contrast, Ca++ can attach a wide variety of molecules; it is this cation that transports peroxides into the cell, as well as metabolic products out of the cell.
The results given in equation (1) are most significant in that they show that transport is dependent entirely upon the frequency with which the ions strike the membrane surface. It is not a matter of capillary action, but one on which the ion and its associated mass pass directly through the bonding space between molecules which comprise the membrane. That the associated molecules are not lost in this transport is due to the fact that the attraction between the molecules and the ion is far greater than their attraction by the material of the membrane.
In the case of potassium an exact similarity exists between embryonic and cancer cells. The isotope ratio indicates that the K+ ions are taken up by the most efficient process possible. The same held true for Cs+ and Rb+.
In contrast to the above, a vast difference exists for cations below potassium in the EMS. In the case of embryonic cells all cations tested obeyed equation (1). In the case of cancer cells cations below potassium were taken up sparingly, if at all. For example the amount of calcium in cancer cells is only about one percent of that in normal cells .
The above isotope effect for potassium which transports glucose into the cell, and for calcium which transports oxygen are most significant with respect to cancer. They mean that glucose can readily enter cancer cells but that oxygen cannot enter. This accounts for the anaerobic state of cancer cells pointed out by Warburg as early as 1925 .
The mechanism responsible for the similarity in the isotope effect for potassium and rubidium in cancer and embryonic cells and for their marked difference in case of calcium was investigated in some detail using mass spectrographic analyses, and also fluorescence and phosphorescence decay patterns.
The phosphorescence decay patterns were found to be peculiar to and specific for all cell types or parts thereof [12-15]. It should be mentioned that the decay spectra is due entirely to the light emitted from the energized double bonds. All double bonds are capable of being raised to the energized state. While the fluorescence spectra and the phosphorescence decay patterns are both specific for each double bond they can be influenced by adjacent strong polar radicals. Again, both can be completely depressed by molecules absorbed over the surface; thus morphine, as well as attached polycyclic type molecules, will completely depress the excitation of the P=O radicals which characterize all cell membrane surfaces.
It was observed that the membranes tested gave a phosphorescence decay pattern due almost entirely to the P=O radicals which are composed of phospholipids. These radicals are specifically oriented over each type of membrane. This is most significant from the point of view of membrane action, since the P=O radicals are moderately strong electron donors in the ground state and strong to powerful donors in the energized state. This is due to the fact that the ionization potentials, 1st to 5th, are appreciably higher for the 0 than the P atom. This means that the 4 bonding electron orbitals will be displaced nearer the 0 atom thus surrounding this atom with a pronounced negative field. The P atom is thus positive in nature.
The above results are most important with respect to membrane action. They show that the strong electron acceptors Cs+, Rb+, and K+ can be attracted into the membrane so that they will enter the negative potential gradient which exists across all living membranes. In contrast to these cations, the highly associated cations farther down in the EMS are not sufficiently strong electron acceptors to be drawn into this gradient except when the P=O radicals are in the energized state. This means that K+ cations which transport glucose into the cell can readily enter cancer cells, but that Ca++ ions which transport oxygen into the cell cannot enter. In the normal cell the glucose, upon entering the cell, reacts with the oxygen in the cell and is burned to carbon dioxide and water with the liberation of heat. This heat in turn is absorbed on the membrane surface and raises the P=O radicals to an energized state which permits them to attach more Ca++ ions. Thus it will be seen that the amount of oxygen entering the cell is determined by oxidation within the cell, primarily that of glucose. This action is responsible for the pH control mechanism of the cell which maintains a value near 7.35.
The reactivity of the double bond has been studied in some detail using both light absorption and electron impact. It was found that energy states of the order of those produced by metabolic processes were not reactive. In contrast, high energy states such as those that are induced by radioactivity. are very reactive. Intermediate energy states in the ultra violet range were not reactive. Intermediate energy states in the ultra violet range were not reactive by electron impact, but slightly with light quanta. Here however the reactivity increased with a high power of the energy intensity per unit area . This suggests that the reactivity may be due to the multiple absorption of light quanta, thus raising the energy of the bond to the sum of the quanta absorbed (see Table 1).
THE MECHANISM OF CARCINOGENESIS
The experimental information presented in the previous section involving the isotope effect, mass spectrographic analyses, and fluorescence and phosphorescence decay, combined with the pH data supplied by Von Ardenne [23-25], makes it possible to define the mechanism involved in carcinogenesis. This mechanism is very different from the accepted one of carcinogens entering the cell and becoming attached to the DNA. This mechanism will not explain any of the experimental data outlined briefly herein.
The proposed mechanism can be outlined in four steps.
The attachment of carcinogenic type molecules to the membrane surface. This involves two factors: (a) the presence of carcinogenic-type molecules primarily of the polycyclic type, and (b) an energized state of the membrane, which may result from prolonged irritation. When these molecules are attached to the membrane glucose can still enter the cell, but oxygen cannot. The cell thus becomes anaerobic.
In the absence of oxygen, the glucose undergoes fermentation to lactic acid. The cell pH then drops to 7 and finally down to 6.5.
In the acid medium the DNA loses its positive and negative radical sequence. In addition, the amino acids entering the cell are changed. As a consequence, the RNA is changed and the cell completely loses its control mechanism. Chromosomal aberrations may occur.
In the acid medium the various
cell enzymes are completely changed. Von Ardenne has shown that lysosomal
enzymes are changed into very toxic compounds. These toxins kill the cells in
the main body of the tumor mass. A tumor therefore consists of a thin layer of
rapidly growing cells surrounding the dead mass . The acid toxins leak out
from the tumor mass and poison the host. They thus give rise to the pains
generally associated with cancer. They can also act as carcinogens.
Only two therapies will be mentioned here. Both are apparently effective. These are the Low pH therapy devised by Von Ardenne et al. [23-25] and the High pH therapy developed by the writer.
The Low pH Therapy
In this therapy devised by Von Ardenne, glucose is injected into the blood stream. As a consequence, the cancer cell pH will drop eventually to the 5.5 range. The patient is then placed in a furnace heated to 104 degrees Fahrenheit for a matter of hr [23-25]. The older the patient, the fewer the number of hours. The patient is allowed to breathe cold air. Diathermy is also applied over the tumor area which, in the absence of a blood supply, will cause the temperature of the mass to rise to something over 106 degrees Fahrenheit. At these high temperatures and in the acid medium, the life of cancer cells is very short. The only drawback to the therapy is that a case of severe toxemia may result from the out-leakage of the acid toxins within the tumor masses [23-25].
The High pH Therapy
The ready uptake of cesium and rubidium by the cancer cells lead the writer to the High pH therapy. This consists of feeding the patient close to 6 g of CsCl or RbCl per day in conjunction with the administration of ascorbic and retionic acids, Vitamins C and A, which being weak acids, upon absorption by the tumor cells will enhance the negative potential gradient across the membrane, and also zinc and selenium salts which, when absorbed on the membrane surface, will act as broad and moderately strong electron donors. Both types of compounds have been shown in mice to drastically enhance the pickup for cesium and rubidium ions.
The toxic dose for CsCl is 135
g. The administration of 6 g per day therefore has no toxic effects. It is
sufficient however to give rise to the pH in the cancer cells, bringing them up
in a few days to the 8 or above where the life of the cell is short. In
addition, the presence of Cs and Rb salts in the body fluids neutralizes the
acid toxins leaking out of the tumor mass and renders them nontoxic.
The therapy has been tested and the results will be discussed briefly below.
Tests on Mice
The High pH therapy was first tested at American University in Washington, DC using mice. In these tests, 2 mm cubes of mammary tumors were implanted in the abdomens of mice and allowed to grow for 8 days. The mice were then
divided into two groups. Both groups were continued on mouse chow, but the test group was given 1.11 g of rubidium carbonate by mouth per day in aqueous solution. After 13 more days the controls were starting to die so all mice were sacrificed and the tumors removed and weighed. The tumors in the test animals weighed only one eleventh of those in the controls. In addition, the test animals were showing none of the adverse effects of having cancer .
Results similar to those mentioned above were obtained at Platteville, WI using CsCl. More recently, Platteville has studied intraperitoneal injection of cesium carbonate for mice with abdominal tumor implants with 97% curative effect.
Tests using intraperitoneal injections of CsCl were carried out by Messiha et al. . The results were most successful and showed a drastic shrinkage in the tumor masses.
Tests on Man
Many tests on humans have been carried out by H. Nieper in Hannover, Germany and by H. Sartori in Washington, DC as well as by a number of other physicians. On the whole, the results have been very satisfactory. It has been observed that all pains associated with cancer disappear within 12 to 24 hr, except in a very few cases where there was a morphine withdrawal problem that required a few more hours. In these tests 2 g doses of CsCl were administered three times per day after eating. In most cases 5 to 10 g of Vitamin C and 100,000 units of Vitamin A, along with 50 to 100 mg of zinc, were also administered. Both Nieper and Sartori were also administering nitrilosides in the form of laetrile. There are good reasons to believe that the laetrile may be more effective than the vitamins in enhancing the pickup of cesium by the cells.
In addition to the loss of pains, the physical results are a rapid shrinkage of the tumor masses. The material comprising the tumors is secreted as uric acid in the urine; the uric acid content of the urine increases many fold. About 50% of the patients were pronounced terminal, and were not able to work. Of these, a majority have gone back to work.
Two side effects have been observed in some of the patients. These are first nausea, and the second diarrhea. Both depend upon the general condition of the digestive tract. Nieper feels that nausea can be prevented by administering the cesium in a solution of sorbitol. The diarrhea may, to some extent, be affected by the Vitamin C.
Only one case history will be
presented here. A woman with 2 hard tumor masses 8 to 10 cm in diameter, one on
her thyroid and one on her chest, was given 3 to 6 months to live. She had been
subjected to chemotherapy, but was discontinued because it weakened her. She was
taking laetrile on her own. She was given a 50 g bottle of CsCl and was told to
take 4 g per day. She reported her case a year later. Being very frightened she
took the entire 50 g in one week. At the end of that time the tumor masses were
very soft, so she obtained another 50 g of CsCl and took it in another week. By
the end of that time she could not find the tumors, and two years later there
was no sign of their return.
There are a number of areas where the incidences of cancer are very low. Unfortunately, the food composition in these areas has never been analyzed. At the 1978 Stockholm Conference on Food and Cancer it was concluded that there is definitely a connection between the two, but since the relationship was not understood, no conclusions could be drawn . The food intake has been studied by the author as far as possible from the high pH point of view. The results found will be discussed for a number of low incidence areas.
The Hopi Indians of Arizona
The incidence of cancer among the Hopi Indians is 1 in 1000 as compared to 1 in 4 for the USA as a whole. Fortunately their food has been analyzed from the standpoint of nutritional values . In this study it was shown that the Hopi food runs higher in all the essential minerals than conventional foods. It is very high in potassium and exceptionally high in rubidium. Since the soil is volcanic it must also be very rich in cesium. These Indians live primarily on desert grown calico corn products. Instead of using baking soda they use the ash of chamisa leaves, a desert grown plant. The analyses of this ash showed it to be very rich in rubidium. The Indians also eat many fruits, especially apricots, per day. They always eat the kernels. The results indicate clearly that the Hopi food meets the requirements for the High pH therapy.
The Pueblo Indians of Arizona
Some 20 years ago the incidence of cancer among the Pueblo Indians was the same as that for the Hopi Indians, since their food was essentially the same. But unlike the Hopi, these Indians have accrued certain items from outside their environment, hence supermarkets were installed in the area. Today the incidence of cancer among the Pueblos is 1 in 4, the same as the U.S. It is reported that there is a regular epidemic of cancer among them. It must be emphasized here that the high incidence of cancer is not due to what is in the supermarket foods, hut rather to what is not in it. It is essentially lacking rubidium and cesium and low in potassium.
The Hunza of North Pakistan
Cancer is essentially unknown among the Hunza, but unfortunately their food has never been analyzed. Talks with Hunza themselves and with Hindu professors who have spent some time in the area, have thrown sufficient light upon the food intake to show that it meets the requirements of the High pH therapy. They are essentially vegetarians, and are great fruit eaters, eating ordinarily 40 apricots per day; they always eat the kernels, either directly or as a meal. They drink at least 4 liters of mineral spring waters which abound in the area. Fortunately this water has been analyzed and found to be very rich in cesium. Since the soil is volcanic in nature, it must be concluded that it will be rich in Cs and Rb, as well as K.
Central and South America
The Indians who live in Central America and on the highland of Peru and Equador have very low incidences of cancer. The soil in these areas is volcanic. Fruit from the areas has been obtained and analyzed for rubidium and cesium and found to run very high in both elements. Cases have been reliably reported where people with advance inoperable cancer have gone to live with these Indians, and found that all tumor masses disappear within a very few months. Clearly the food there meets the high pH requirements.
In conclusion, the High pH
therapy, as has been pointed out, was arrived at from physical experiments
carried out on cancer and normal cells. It has been tested and found effective
on cancers in both mice and humans. There can be no question that Cs and Rb
salts, when present in the adjacent fluids, the pH of cancer cells will rise to
the point where the life of the cell is short, and that they will also
neutralize the acid toxins formed in the tumor mass and render them nontoxic.
Cesium Dosage and Side Effects
Several problems have arisen in the therapy which require further study. One of these is to determine the minimal dosage of CsCl that will kill cancer cells. Would cesium carbonate be better? Related to this are the effectiveness of intravenous injections, and, in certain cases, intraperitoneal injections. Both have been found to be effective in mice, but they have not yet been tested on humans.
The minimal dosage for curative action has not been determined. It has been observed by several physicians that the administration of 0.5 g per day of CsCl will actually enhance the rate of tumor growth. This is to be expected, since this low amount is sufficient only to raise the cell pH into the high mitosis range (see Chart 1). The data so far reveal that any quantity of 3.0 g or above will be effective.
A side effect which occurs in some cases, especially those who have had stomach ulcers, is nausea. This is far smaller for 3.0 g per day than for 6 to 10 g. The nausea can be minimized by administering cesium salt in a sorbitol solution as mentioned earlier. Further studies are necessary.
A limited number of patients have experienced diarrhea. Since cesium is a nerve stimulant , this can be expected. The effect is enhanced by taking large doses of Vitamin C, but it apparently is lowered by laetrile.
A further study is being made to determine the amount of cesium, rubidium or possible potassium in the diet that is sufficient to prevent cancer. Some data is available on the food composition in areas of the world where cancer is very low, but it is difficult to quantify, since the amount eaten varies greatly between individuals.
The effectiveness of potassium
salts is yet to be determined. Tests to date have not been made on leukemia
In addition to the cancer therapy outlined in this paper, a  U.S. Patent has been issued on the use of cesium chloride as a nerve stimulant. Cesium salts are very effective in regulating heart arrhythmia. In areas of the world where cesium in the food intake is high, it has been noted that longevity of well over 100 years is not at all uncommon. Based on experimental data available  Cs salts may be useful in the treatment of manic-depressives.
In later writing, Dr. Brewer wrote: "The goal of the high pH therapy is the transport of large quantities of Cs+ Rb+ and glucose-free K+ across the membranes of cancer cells. During high pH therapy, Dr. H. Nieper, M.D., observed a loss of potassium which should be replaced." Two booklets discussing Dr. Brewer's final theories about cesium are available from the Brewer Science Library: "High pH Cancer Therapy with Cesium," and "Cancer Its Nature and a Proposed Treatment," both by A. Keith Brewer, Ph.D.
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Cure for cancer costs only $95! That's $95/lb.
How many doses would that provide for. http://www.cesium-chloride.com/prices.htm
It seems you have to take potassium with it though.
CESIUM AS A CANCER SUPPLEMENT Over the last century, a number of successful cancer treatments have been discovered. Dr. Royal R. Rife discovered that carcinoma and sarcoma are viral diseases. He learned how to kill the viruses with frequency devices, and had a very high success rate with 16 consecutive recoveries of late-stage patients using frequencies above 11,000,000 Hz. Dr. William Donald Kelley said that cancer was a lack of protein digesting enzymes. One of his former patients once told me that Kelley had her take "handfuls" of a certain enzyme formula as part of the treatment. (The name of the fomula has been removed for legal reasons.) Kelley's program worked very well with a reported 80% success rate with late-stage patients. Dr. Hulda Clark states that toxins and parasites are the primary issues. Good reports are coming from some who use her program too.
Dr. A. Keith Brewer also put together an explanation of the cause of carcinoma and sarcoma along with a successful program. Brewer did extensive research in the area of cell membranes and their ability to pass nutrients. According to Dr. Brewer, cancer develops when:
1. Carcinogenic materials attach to the outer surface of the cell membrane. (Possibly Rife's viruses also are part of this, as well as Clark's parasite toxins.) The membrane is altered and can no longer pass certain materials.
2. The cell membrane can no longer pass magnesium, calcium, or sodium. As oxygen transport depends on calcium and magnesium, the cell becomes very oxygen deficient. The membrane can still pass potassium, rubidium and cesium, however. As glucose transport depends on potassium, the cell is well supplied with glucose. In the absence of oxygen, the glucose is fermented into lactic acid. The fluids in the cell cannot maintain a normal pH of 7.35 or so, and drift down toward 7.0 and even 6.5. (This should not be confused with urine or saliva pH which are a different matter.) 3. In the acid environment, DNA, RNA, and amino acids are altered and the cancer cell's control mechanisms fail. 4. In the acid environment, normal cellular enzymes are changed into strong toxins which leak out and poison the patient causing many of the typical cancer symptoms. These toxins also act as carcinogens. CONCLUSION: A high pH therapy of cesium salts can be used to force the cancer cell to go a pH of 8.0 or higher. Cesium is the most alkaline nutritional mineral. Other nutrients are also used to help the cells absorb more cesium. (See below.) CLUE: A study of mice who were fed rubidium salts found that rubidium reduced tumors to 1/11th the size of tumors in untreated mice. Cesium has produced similar results. CLUE: In areas where local people eat a diet and drink water high in rubidium and cesium, cancer is very rare. Examples are the Hopi who still eat their traditional diet, and the Hunza. Both groups also eat apricots with the kernels which contain nitriles that aid in the absorption of cesium. TWO WEEK EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAM: (In addition to enzymes, killing the virus, desired medical treatment, etc.) 2 grams (2000 mg)of cesium chloride or cesium carbonate in water twice a day WITH MEALS. 100-200 mg of potassium should be taken with the cesium. Also use high potassium foods such as potatoes, bananas, orange juice, fresh carrot juice etc. Extra potassium may be needed. Monitor potassium levels with blood tests. 2 grams (2000 mg) of ascorbic acid three times a day with meals. 25,000 units of Vitamin A twice a day with meals. 50 mg of zinc as gluconate or chloride twice a day. 200 mcg of selenium per day. Eat 5 apricot kernels three times a day. Use MSM if tolerated. If possible, monitor the chemistry with Nutri-Spec testing. It is necessary to monitor potassium levels with blood tests. Uric acid levels may also rise if tumors are being reabsorbed by the body. RESULTS: Dr. Hellfried Santori (who now resides at Virginia's Buckingham Correctional Center) treated 50 terminal patients with a program like this with very good results. Also, a researcher who I will not name is currently reporting that an experimental program like this is producing good results with solid tumors such as carcinoma and sarcoma. CAUTION: Cesium chloride is not toxic in these amounts but it can cause stomach upset. Take with meals! Patients who chose to try this program must be under a physician's care and potassium levels must be monitored! Cesium will compete with potassium and large doses of potassium may be needed. Patients may experience temporary numbness of the lips and tip of nose. People with high blood pressure or other heart conditions must be under a physician's supervision to use cesium. Extra magnesium may also be needed. It takes months for the body to eliminate these high amounts of cesium. Contact your physician if increased fatigue, irregular heartbeat, muscle cramps, or blood pressure changes occur. This program is not FDA approved and this material is presented to encourage further research not to replace medical care. Those who believe they have cancer are urged to consult with a physician. Hey that was pretty easy to figure out with just a little info. So much for the ADA, FDA, and goverment, helping us all. With friends like these...
Selenium: Vitamin E's Partner in Protection
SELENIUM: GOOD NEWS IN CANCER TREATMENT
This unusual story of a west Australian farmer was told to me by one of the farmer’s friends who live in Melbourne. It is full of happy endings, almost too good to be true.
This Farmer was diagnosed with bowl cancer. His doctor-surgeon arranged a
date for him to check into hospital to the cancer removed. In due course on the
date set, after he was checked into hospital, the doctor-surgeon visited him in
his room to tell him that after receiving all the test and x-rays, all concerned
agreed that his cancer was inoperable and that all tested indicated his heart
was not strong enough to survive such major surgery.
For many years this farmer had treated his cattle and sheep for prevention and cure of various ailments. One drench and proved especially effective and that was Selenium Drench Concentrate. He decided to formulate a daily dose for himself based on his own body-weight, as he had so often done for his farm animals.
Over the following months, he took this dosage on an empty stomach every morning. After several months his wife said, “ I think your getting better! You look good and don’t seem to be sick at all. I think you had better visit the doctor and have him check you over!” which he did. The doctor said that as far as he could examine him externally, the cancer was gone. He told the farmer to go home and enjoy life! One day shortly after, a well-dressed lady driving a expensive car arrived at the farm. She said, “your doctor is my doctor and he tells me you cured yourself of bowl cancer. I have bowel cancer and I’ve come to ask you to share the treatment.” The Farmer said “woman, it would be worth more than my farm for me to start acting like a doctor! But I know how desperate you are. I’ll put the ingredients out and will show you what I mixed up, but I can’t give it to you. My wife and I have to do the evening chores - feel the fowls and milk the cows and so on. While we’re gone, you can steal the ingredient if you like but I can’t give it to you!”
That is exactly what the lady did and she treated herself as instructed. Several months later she returned with bouquets and presents. She told the farmer she was cured and given clearance by their mutual doctor.
Soon after, another well-dressed lady arrived by car at the farmer’s house. She had been sent by the first lady. She stated she had bowl cancer and requested the farmer share his treatment with her. He said he would treat her exactly the same as he had treated her friend - which he did with the same excellent results.
Several moths later and almost amusingly, the farmer’s own doctor arrived at the farm, stating that he had come for more than a social visit because he too, now had bowl cancer and wanted the farmer to share the treatment with him. Which the farmer did in the same way as for the two ladies. and with the same excellent results.
The friend who conveyed this story to me was a suspected prostate cancer victim having a very high PSA ( prostate-specific antigen) count. He immediately went into the treatment and very quickly his PSA was down to normal. Another of my friends was diagnosed positively as having a prostate cancer and was planning surgery. HE has been on the selenium treatment, and recently was given a medical all-clear. Friends who have have gone on the treatment as a precaution - believing as I do that what will cure will prevent - have found that minor skin cancers on their hands have cleared up.
The treatment as worked out by the farmer is with Selenium Drench Concentrate, which anyone can purchase from the veterinary product suppliers. It is liquid selenium.
For years, the sale of
selenium for human consumption has been prohibited. The active constituent is 10
mg of selenium per mL as sodium selenite. The dosage is one teaspoonful to two
liters of water. Of which ,mixture you drink 226mL or two-thirds of a 400 mL
breakfast cup each morning on a empty stomach. I’ve been taking it for several
years and it certainly does not appear to produce any ill effects.
Lots of evidence points to the fact that when selenium intake goes down, cancer rates go up. It seems that getting enough of this essential mineral cuts your risk of most kinds of cancer--lung, skin, breast, prostate and other types.
Researchers at the University of Limburg in the Netherlands measured the selenium content of people's toenails. (Strange as it may seem, toenail levels of selenium are considered a good indicator of long-term selenium intake.) They found that the people whose toenails had the highest levels of selenium had half of the rate of lung cancer compared with those whose toenails were low in selenium.
Selenium's protective effect was most apparent in people who weren't eating much in the way of beta-carotene and vitamin C.
In another study, people with the lowest blood levels of selenium were more than four times as likely to develop skin cancer as people with the highest levels.
"Selenium acts as an antioxidant, which means that it helps protect cells from harmful free radical reactions that occur when skin is exposed to sunlight or when lungs are exposed to cigarette smoke and pollutants," reports Karen E. Burke, M.D., Ph.D., a dermatologic surgeon and dermatologist in private practice in New York City. Selenium acts together with vitamin E, with selenium protecting within the cells and vitamin E protecting the outer cell membranes, she adds.
The Daily Value for selenium is 70 micrograms. The average daily intake from food is slightly more than 100 micrograms.
For cancer prevention, nutrition-oriented doctors, including Dr. Burke, recommend 50 to 200 micrograms of selenium a day (depending on what part of the country you live in and your personal and family history of cancer), taken in the form of l-selenomethionine. This is the organic form of selenium, which means it is more easily absorbed, with less possibility of adverse side effects.
To treat cancer, doctors at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America use up to 800 micrograms of selenium daily. In very large amounts, selenium can be toxic. Experts recommend that selenium supplements in excess of 100 micrograms be taken only under medical supervision.
Good food sources of selenium include whole-grain cereals, seafood, Brazil nuts, garlic and eggs. "Foods that are processed lose their selenium," Dr. Burke says. Brown rice, for example, has 15 times the selenium content of white rice, and whole-wheat bread contains twice as much selenium as white bread.
Selenium--is protective against many types of cancers, promotes
apoptosis, is a powerful antioxidant, and improves quality of life during
aggressive cancer therapies
The impact of selenium supplementation on basal cell carcinoma was studied on 1312 subjects (18-80 years of age, 75% of whom were men) (Clark et al. 1996). Within 6-9 months, the group receiving 200 mcg a day of selenium realized about a 67% increase in plasma selenium levels. The non-supplemented group, although judged "normal" in regard to plasma selenium levels, experienced twice the rate of cancer as those receiving selenium. Researchers concluded that higher amounts of dietary selenium than the amount recommended by the FDA are needed to prevent cancer.
Although the study failed to show the effectiveness of selenium in altering the course of either basal or squamous cell carcinoma, selenium impacted the incidence of other types of malignancies with amazing success. The overall reduction in cancer incidence was 37% in the selenium-supplemented group; a 50% reduction in cancer mortality was observed over a 10-year period (Clark et al. 1996).
The following are the site-specific reductions in cancer incidence observed in the study: colorectal cancers (58%), lung cancer (46%), and prostate cancer (63%). A selenium deficiency appears to increase the risk of prostate cancer four- to five-fold. It was determined that as the male population ages selenium levels decrease, paralleling an increase in prostate cancer (Brooks et al. 2001).
Data is compelling regarding the usefulness of selenium’s protective effects against cancer:
Selenium-enriched broccoli is protective against chemically induced mammary and colon cancer in rats (Davis et al. 2002).
Note: While selenium is contributing to the lower incidence of malignancy, the anticancer affects of broccoli should also be factored into the defense. Please read the section What Should the Cancer Patient Eat (appearing in this protocol) for valuable information regarding dietary factors affecting patient outcome.
The relationship between serum levels of selenium and the development of upper digestive tract cancer was examined (Mark et al. 2000). The relative risk of esophageal cancer was 0.56 in individuals in the highest quartile of selenium level compared with those in the lowest quartile. The corresponding relative risk of gastric cardia cancer was 0.47. Based on the data, it was concluded that 26.4% of esophageal and gastric cardia cancers are attributable to low selenium levels.
Adding selenium to salt resulted in a significant reduction in the incidence of cancer (Whanger 1998).
A significant increase in apoptosis and a decrease in DNA synthesis in breast cancers cells (MCF-7 and SKBR-3) occurred with selenium supplementation. The selenium benefit was just as impressive in cancers of the lung (RH2), small intestine (HCF8), colon (Caco-2), and liver (HepG2). Prostate cancers (PC-3 and LNCaP) as well as colon cancer (T-84), although initially less affected by supplementation, became responsive when selenium was coadministered with Adriamycin or Taxol (Vadgama et al. 2000). This study suggests that selenium potentiates the anti-cancer effects of chemotherapy. Selenium supplementation in patients undergoing radiation therapy for rectal cancer improved quality of life and reduced the appearance of secondary cancers (Hehr et al. 1997).
It appears that selenium acts as an immunologic response modifier, normalizing every component of the immune system (Ferencik et al. 2003; Arthur et al. 2003)
An important form of selenium is Se-methylselenocysteine. This is the form of selenium found naturally in plants such as broccoli and garlic. A suggested selenium dosage is 200 mcg a day. The optimal dose for cancer patients is unknown at this time, but suggestions have ranged from 200-400 mcg a day depending upon the selenium content of the soil. Foods considered good sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, grains, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, chicken, eggs, garlic, liver, seafood, and wheat germ. Americans typically consume 60-100 mcg of selenium a day from dietary source