If I could wish for one thing to give to people, it would be a cure for cancer. Since there is no cure, yet, I offer this. If you can prevent it, that's the next best thing!

John Hopkins Update - Good article


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 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, 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..


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, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.. Other suppl ements 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, 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 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 ArmyMedical& nbsp;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 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.
I wish you well!!


  1. Judy // September 27, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

    Wow! Some interesting stuff, Mary! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could simply follow these rules and conquer the disease! Thanks for sharing the information!

  2. Scarlet Pumpernickel // September 27, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

    Mary R, thanks for the information, we must all do everything we possibly can to keep our bodies healthy. So many times the little things we do on a daily basis without knowledge of the danger are what does us harm in the long run. Be well!

  3. Mary Marvella // September 27, 2009 at 2:44 PM  

    An interesting article and a bit scary. It seems a lot of things can cause cancer and I do my share of them. Yipes!

  4. Autumn Jordon // September 27, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

    Mary, Thank you so much for passing this vauable information on.

    I admit I was a big offender to the plastic bottle. Freeze and reuse until my son came home from school last year and urged me not to do this. I now use my stainless steel bottle. And drinking my grape juice faithfully everyday.

    I'm going to print this off, hang it on the refrigertor for future reference.


  5. Mary Ricksen // September 27, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

    Hugs to all of you too.
    I reuse those bottles all the time. I guess I shouldn't even do that!
    It shouldn't hurt for all of us to try to avoid these things.
    I sure hope so, I don't want any of us to get cancer.

  6. Donnell // September 27, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

    Thanks, Mary. A little overwhelming, but very informative. Does this mean I have to give up coffee? But there are some things on your list that are easily fixable. Thanks for sharing this and what a wonderful wish you shared with us.

  7. Nicki Salcedo // September 27, 2009 at 3:51 PM  

    I'm sorry guys, but this is a hoax email and did not originate from John Hopkins. Please check the facts!


  8. Nicki Salcedo // September 27, 2009 at 3:52 PM  
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  9. Mary Marvella // September 27, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

    Thanks for the heads up, Nikki.

  10. Autumn Jordon // September 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

    Thanks, Nicki. You urged me to go right to the Johns Hopkins site and learn more on the disease.


  11. Mary Ricksen // September 27, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

    Well sorry guys, it came from a friend who is a hospital administrator. At least it's not bad advise. Okay guys, break out the plastic again. I still don't think the rest is far off. We all know about white sugar, plastic bottles, I am gonna check the facts of the article before I dismiss it entirely!

  12. Mary Ricksen // September 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM  

    I have done some looking and it just boils down to using things that are microwave safe. If they are not marked that way don't use them. There is some question about using plastic wraps on foods, but nothing definite.
    I have read that the plastic bottle thing is not true! But I have reused them and after awhile the water in them tastes awful for some reason.
    Sugar is true.
    Thanks Nikki, I think that anything that gets you thinking is a good idea. I will have to check the information out better next time. Sorry.
    But a good portion of it is true. So be careful what you do in life and you will live longer!

  13. Mary Marvella // September 27, 2009 at 6:03 PM  

    Good work, Mary R! I think the thing about plastic bottles is that frequent re-use can lead to bacteria growth after they are stored in a warm or hot place. Just refilling them isn't enough.

  14. Margaret Tanner // September 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM  

    Hi Mary,
    Very interesting article, certainly gives me something to think about.

  15. Scarlet Pumpernickel // September 27, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

    There has been a lot of information on the news lately about the plastic used in baby bottles and other items. It is a certain type of plastic, don't remember which one, but there has been quite a bit on the news about it emitting cancer causing toxins. Guess we will have to google it to find out the type of plastic in question.

  16. Scarlet Pumpernickel // September 27, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

    Check out the above link. The plastic contains BPA that can letch out into the liquid stored in them. If you google "plastic baby bottles water bottles health warning," there will be lots of info available.

    Mary, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  17. Beth Trissel // September 27, 2009 at 7:29 PM  

    Thank you for this informative post, Mary.

  18. Autumn Jordon // September 27, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

    Thanks for doing looking into this, Mary. You're post certainly made me think about by own habits.

  19. Becca Simone // September 28, 2009 at 1:21 AM  

    Thank God this isn't all true, because I was thinking, "Damn. I'm screwed." :)

    Even if this article is a hoax, all the advice is still relevant to improving our health. Cutting back on sugar, dairy and red meat will improve your health. Using glass instead of plastic in the microwave is probably safer.

    So, Mary, I wouldn't feel too badly about this post. You made all of us think about our poor nutritional habits. Maybe our habits won't kill us, but they're sure not helping anything.


  20. Mohamed Taher // January 13, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

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