Posts Tagged "alternative cancer therapies"

Cesium Chloride Safety Update

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Research

A Colorado woman’s death has been linked to cesium chloride supplementation. She had a single injection of cesium chloride into her breast. She developed abnormally high levels of cesium in the blood, followed by an imbalance in electrolytes and an irregular heart rhythm. She had a heart attack and did not survive. Cesium chloride is known to displace potassium, an important regulator of heart rhythm and muscle contraction. There have been multiple cases of severely abnormal heart rhythms reported with oral cesium chloride.  This unfortunate event highlights the importance of...

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Bitter Melon and Pancreatic Cancer

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research

The Huffington Post ( – Bitter Melon Could Hinder Survival Of Pancreatic CancerCells, Study Suggests – (Sunday, March 17, 2013) A fruit commonly consumed in Asian countries could also play an important role in fighting cancer, according to a new study in mice. Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center found that the juice of the bitter melon — a green squash-shaped produce with a bumpy skin — could stop pancreatic cancer cells from metabolizing glucose. This is important because cancer cells need this energy in order to survive...

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Ask the Doctor: Can Alkaline Diet or Alkaline Water Help Me?

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Q: I’m reading about the Warburg effect in cancer cells. Can alkaline water or an alkaline diet help me to fight my cancer? A: Tumors make acid because they are growing quickly. However, the acid doesn’t make the tumor grow. An alkaline diet can be beneficial if it’s alkaline because it’s a plant-based diet. Plant foods, exercise, and relaxation all fight cancer on their own. Alkaline diet programs claim that these things are “alkalinizing”, but the anticancer benefits are independent. An alkaline diet can also protect bone density. Blood pH is tightly...

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Can Asparagus Cure Cancer?

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 in Research

I often get asked this question. There are some personal reports online of cancer cures from eating asparagus. Dr Jacob Schor, President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, shared this helpful advice in his newsletter. “We continue to  be questioned about whether eating asparagus can act as a cure for cancer.  This idea has been floating around via viral internet messages for 2-3 years.  The messages being forwarded are not particularly credible according to a Snopes evaluation: At the same time I am not ready to...

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Ask the Doctor: Should I Use Gerson Therapy?

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in Research

Q: What is Gerson therapy? Can it help me? A: Gerson therapy is an alternative cancer therapy that was developed by Dr. Max Gerson. It is available through clinics in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. Typical cost is about $15,000. Gerson therapy attempts to change a person’s metabolism so that the cancer will no longer grow. The program includes: vegetable juicing, a low-salt and high-potassium diet, potassium supplements, coffee enemas, and calf liver extract injections. Dr Gerson published several case reports. There have been no clinical trials to date regarding the...

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