quotes relevant to cancer and fasting
I wrote about how to cure cancer
by fasting. I collected these quotes to learn more, and because I think they support my reasoning.
"A Cure For Cancer? Eating A Plant-Based Diet"
, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy freston/a cure for cancer eating b 298282.html
KF: Are you saying that if one changes their diet from animal based protein to plant-based protein that the disease process of cancer can be halted and reversed?
TCC: Yes, this is what our experimental research shows. I also have become aware of many anecdotal claims by people who have said that their switch to a plant-based diet stopped even reversed (cured?) their disease. One study on melanoma has been published in the peer-reviewed literature that shows convincing evidence that cancer progression is substantially halted with this diet.
The problem in this area of medicine is that traditional doctors are so focused on the use of targeted therapies (chemo, surgery, radiation) that they refuse to even acknowledge the use of therapies like nutrition and are loathe to even want to do proper research in this area. So, in spite of the considerable evidence--theoretical and practical--to support a beneficial nutritional effect, every effort will be made to discredit it. It's a self-serving motive.
-- Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Cornell University
"Dietary protein, growth factors, and cancer"
We showed that tumor growth in rats was greatly enhanced by diets containing >10% animal protein (casein) and was completely repressed with either 5% animal protein or >20% plant protein (4, 5).
"Long-term low-protein, low-calorie diet and endurance exercise modulate metabolic factors associated with cancer risk"
Exercise training, decreased adiposity, and long-term consumption of a low-protein, low-calorie diet are associated with low plasma growth factors and hormones that are linked to an increased risk of cancer. Low protein intake may have additional protective effects because it is associated with a decrease in circulating IGF-I independent of body fat mass.
"Fasting Improves Cancer Chemotherapy Results"
, http://www.fasting.ws/juice fasting/fasting research/fasting may improves cancer chemotherapy results
A second test of cancer cells in a test tube and in mice, showed starvation produced between a twofold and fivefold difference in stress resistance between the normal, starvation-treated cells and normal cells. In tests with live mice, of 28 mice starved for 48-60 hours before chemotherapy, only 1 died. Of 37 mice that were not starved prior to treatment, 20 mice died from chemotherapy toxicity.
"Fasting blood glucose and cancer risk in a cohort of more than 140,000 adults in Austria"
These findings provide further evidence that elevated blood glucose is associated with the incidence of several types of cancer in men and women.
"Fasting Cures Cancer"
, http://www.fasting.ws/juice fasting/fasting for healing/fasting cancer
As cancer cells increase, the normal cells get less and less nutrition. At this time, caretakers will try to supply extra calories to slow the wasting process, but this is the opposite of what needs to be done. If cancer requires larges amounts of glucose for reproduction, then the first defense needs to be reducing glucose in the blood. Healthy cells can live quite well on small amounts of glucose, while the cancer cells have greater calorie needs and are weakened by the lack of glucose. Fasting reduces glucose in the blood. It works best with a combination of water fasting and juice fasting using 2-5 glasses of juice per day followed by periods of eating small portions of fruits and vegetables.
"What I Learned from Cancer"
, http://www.goodhealthinfo.net/cancer/what i learned.htm
I finally lost my appetite and decided I would fast until the cancer was gone, which is a time-tested remedy. ... Fasting kills cancer for several reasons. It deprives the cancer cells of nutrition ... I fasted for four days, taking only water and an occasional cup of pau d'arco tea, mostly for warmth in the cooler weather. On the third day the itching stopped, and I was pretty sure the cancer was gone. On the evening of the fourth day I was hungry again, so I ate. I thought that was the end of it, but a few months later I noticed a lump in a different place. It gave me a bad few hours - then I remembered something from Anthony Sattilaro's book "Recalled by Life". Michio Kushi had told him, after the cancer was gone, that he should continue being careful about his diet (avoiding flour, oil, fish, and fruit) for at least six months, because it takes the body seven years to replace all its cells and completely discharge the cancer. I concluded that I had resumed those foods (not the fish, of course) too soon. I eliminated them from my diet, and the lump immediately began to diminish.
"Cancer and High Protein Diets"
, http://www.prevention.com/health/weight loss/diets getting started/cancer and high protein diets/article/3fa168f271903110VgnVCM10000013281eac
You might lose weight from high protein diets, but you might not be able to enjoy the results for as long.
"It reduces survival; it increases the risk of cancer," said Dr. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, the Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention at the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology.
In a study published online in the Nov. 29 issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers collected data on the diets of 22,944 healthy adults and found that eating low-carb, high-protein diets were associated with increased mortality.
By contrast, lean people who eat a low-calorie, low-protein diet or who participate in regular endurance exercise training have lower levels of plasma growth factors and hormones that have been linked to an increased cancer risk.
"We know there is a link between nutrition and cancer," says lead author Dr. Luigi Fontana, an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.
, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf Breuss
Rudolf Breuss (born circa 1899, died 1991) was an Austrian healing practitioner. He developed a theory that cancer lives on solid foods taken into the body, and that cancerous growths will die if a patient drinks only vegetable juices and tea for 42 days. Breuss stated that more than 45,000 people were cured following his treatment. He wrote a book titled The Breuss Cancer Cure, which has been translated into several languages and has sold in more than 1 million copies.
"Rudolf Breuss Cancer Cure"
, http://www.fasting.ws/juice fasting/cancer treatments/rudolf breuss cancer cure
Over 45,000 people attest to the fact that Breuss's simple treatment had cured them, often after they had been 'given up' by the orthodox medical establishment. This evidence was hard to ignore!
"The Breuss Cancer Cure"
When it got to the stage that Breuss could no longer cope with the huge demands of sufferers on his time, he retired. In order that his methods should continue to be available he put his life's work into a book which was published first in German and subsequently in French, Italian, Serbo Croat and English. Sales of the book now exceed 900,000 worldwide.
"The China Study"
, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The China Study
... conducted jointly by Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine over the course of twenty years.
The authors introduce and explain the conclusions of scientific studies, which have correlated animal-based diets with disease. The authors conclude that diets high in animal protein (including casein in cow's milk) are strongly linked to diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Type 1 diabetes.
The authors recommend that people eat a whole food, plant-based diet and avoid consuming beef, poultry, eggs, fish, and milk as a means to minimize and/or reverse the development of chronic diseases. The authors also recommend that people take in adequate amounts of sunshine in order to maintain sufficient levels of Vitamin D and consider taking dietary supplements of vitamin B12 in case of complete avoidance of animal products.
"The Benefits of Alkaline Water"
"The Hidden Truth of Cancer" book by Dr. Keiichi Morishita explained that if the blood accumulates excess acidic wastes in an acidic condition year after year, the steady increase in acidity causes the cells to die, thus creating a platform for cancer growth.
While this web page is clearly pushing to sell a product, and this is perhaps my weakest citation for this reason, I feel this quote is good and would be interested to read the book.
"Cancer and the Vegetarian Diet"
, http://www.vegsource.com/harris/cancer vegdiet.htm
Epidemiologically, the intake of animal source food correlates with the country-by-country incidence of six types of cancer. Although none of the reporting countries can be assumed to have large vegan or even vegetarian populations, it appears that the less animal source food per capita, the lower the cancer rate.