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Cancer Update from John Hopkins
12/8/2009 4:43:42 PM

Dear friends at Adland,

I recieved this from a friend and wanted to pass this important information from the John Hopkins Hospital along to you.

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

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

5. To over come the multiple nutritional deficiencies,
changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune

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.


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.

E. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting
properties. Water - it's 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 putrified 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,
Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxid ants, 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.


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 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, is
just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the
microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

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

Have a great day and a Merry Christmas!

Len Berghoef

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RE: Cancer Update from John Hopkins
12/8/2009 5:05:15 PM

Hi Len,

Having lost both my Dad, as well as many of my Aunts & Uncles to Cancer, I am always thankful for any additional information on ways to battle this disease. Thanks for the updates.

Wishing You & Yours

Peace, Love, & Happiness,

Throughout The Holiday Season,


“There may be trouble all around, but I am calling you to a place of peace. Be still and know that I am God. Come to Me, and I will give you wisdom, strength, and grace for everything you face." Psalm 46:10
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RE: Cancer Update from John Hopkins
12/8/2009 8:07:21 PM

Hi Phil,

Yes I also have lost my father and several extended family members also to cancer. I guess that is why I am always interested in the lastest findings that will help prevent getting cancer. Hope your week is going well. Thanks for posting and your beautiful graphic!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Season !

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RE: Cancer Update from John Hopkins
12/8/2009 9:25:57 PM

Thank you for this useful info.

I knew some of this but this is well brought together.


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RE: Cancer Update from John Hopkins
12/8/2009 9:50:13 PM

Thanks, Len

I wonder if stress is also a factor in making everything worse? Probably. I was tested positive for cervical pre-cancerous cells when I was 32, but they said it was only a few per million so it wasn't at the cancer stage and no treatment was required. I remember being under a lot of stress at that time before I had the biopsies, I thought I had an ulcer. My sister also just recently went thru cancer treatment, she thought the same thing, an ulcer.

I've heard about sugar lowering our immune systems, also making us more likely to catch colds and have longer duration of having a cold. Also heard about the milk/dairy products and more mucus, yuck! Coffee? I don't think I could give it up, maybe cut down. I don't eat much meat, don't think so anyway.

I microwave my cold coffee in a ceramic cup, so that's coffee coffee and more coffee, but not in plastic. I don't feel like I'm gonna die anytime soon. Thanks for the info! I actually learned a few new things.


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