Today’s blog is the fifth and last in a series of blogs we’ve been writing to profile the work of a medical maverick who turned his diagnostic skill and medical training toward treating cancer—with impressive results.
So far, this series of blogs has covered:
Part 4: Cancer: Monitor Body pH
Today, in Part 5, we’ll discuss how to turn on the power of enzymes.
Enzymes are often called the “sparks of life”. Without them, you couldn’t breathe, hear the phone ring, read this blog, walk to the corner, or even lift a finger—and you certainly couldn’t fight disease.
As our book Eat to Save Your Life explains, enzymes play a critical role in all chemical functions in your body, including digestion; tissue, organ, cell, and gene repair; and energy transformation. Enzymes primarily serve as catalysts for chemical reactions that take place at incredible speeds, and no plant, animal, or human could exist without them.
It’s perhaps not surprising, then, that our medical maverick focused on the power of enzymes to help cancer patients fight the disease. In addition to the foods and supplements outlined in the previous blogs in this series, his nutritional protocol included:
- An herbal blend containing the enzymes alpha-amylase, glucoamylase, protease 4.6, protease 6.0, lipase, and cellulase plus potassium citrate, aspergillus oryzae, caraway seed, sweet fennel seed, gentian lutea rhizome, dandelion root, and ginger root. According to our medical maverick, this blend cracks the fibrin coating that otherwise “camouflages” cancer cells so the body’s killer cells can’t recognize them.
- A digestive enzyme complex containing enzymes that occur naturally in the body and in many raw foods: peptidase and protease for proteins; lipase for fats; and invertase, lactase, cellulase, glucoamylase, and, amylase for starches and sugars; plus bromelain, a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes that aid cellular assimilation of essential materials. He recommended taking two or more with each meal, at bedtime, and three or four in the middle of night if the patient awakened. However, he cautioned that taking a high dose of enzymes can sometimes make a person feel nauseated, so one or two capsules at a time may be all that a patient can tolerate. The dose should be reduced to a comfortable level if nausea or vomiting occurs.
- Co-enzyme Q10 (an enzyme helper found in every cell in the body)
For more information on the power of enzymes, see Chapters 3 and 4 of our book Eat To Save Your Life.
Before ending this series, we want to briefly mention three supplements that our medical maverick specifically used for some forms of cancer (but not all). They are not enzymes, but cancer patients may wish to look into them and, as always, discuss them with a healthcare provider:
1. Oncolin to help reverse cancer cell growth in some forms of cancer
2. IP6 with inositol to help reduce cancer cell proliferation, increase differentiation of malignant cells, contribute to tumor cell destruction, control cancer metastases; and improve quality of life (Source: J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 1):3778S-3784S in PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14608114);
3. Antigen-infused dialyzable bovine colostrum-whey extract (Ai/E10) for natural killer cell stimulation
These three supplements can be researched with a simple internet search. We suggest that you to read about them, so you and your healthcare providers can determine whether any of them are right for you.
We hope this series of blogs has been helpful, and that they provide a basis for an informed discussion with a healthcare provider who is familiar with nutritional support for cancer patients.
We caution that the blogs are intended for educational and information purposes only—not for self-treatment and that the concept of measuring salivary pH is controversial. When fighting cancer (or any illness), it’s essential to speak to your healthcare provider before commencing any new dietary, supplements, or exercise regimen.
And a final thought: While this series of blogs has focused on cancer patients, people with other serious illnesses and people who are healthy but interested in taking control of their good health can benefit from many of the methods outlined in these five blogs.
Heck! Pretty much everyone can reap enormous benefit from eliminating toxic foods; detoxifying two or three times per year; exercising to oxygenate the cells and strengthen muscle, bone, ligaments, tendons, and organs; drinking filtered water; breathing cleaner air; eating certified organic whole foods; supplementing wisely with a range of supplements from certified organic plant sources; and increasing intake of life-giving enzymes.
We wish you (detoxified, oxygenated, alkalinized, enzymatic) optimum health,
Gloria and Jerre