Plant-based protein powders contain arsenic, mercury, cadmium, lead and more

The Clean Label Project recently tested 134 of America’s best selling animal-derived and plant-based protein powders for heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury), over 100 pesticides, BPA/BPS (plasticizers that are known endocrine disruptors), residual solvents, mycotoxins, melamine and its analogues, and antibiotics residues.

These contaminants are the result of sourcing and production practices. Contaminants can be found in soils because of pesticides and mining run-off (ex. heavy metals) and can be absorbed by plants. They can also be the result of the manufacturing process (ex. BPA/BPS is used in the lining of cans and containers and leach into the protein powder).

The shocking results of the study is that many protein powders had significant levels of contaminants and overall, plant-based protein powders had higher levels of contaminants than those made from animal sources, containing on average twice as much lead and measurably higher amounts of other contaminants. Many animal-based protein powders scored poorly as well.

Two servings per day of protein powder could put you way above what is considered an “acceptable level” of contaminant exposure.

Plant-based protein powders may have higher contamination levels because plants are especially prone to absorbing heavy metals from soil, says Sean Callan, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and director of operations at Ellipse Analytics, the lab that tested the protein products.

Another surprise, organic protein powders had higher levels of heavy metals, on average, than non-organic.

Organic powders had up to 1.5X more arsenic, up to 4.8X more cadmium and up to 1.5X more lead.

According to Callan, “That probably has more to do with these products being plant-based than being organic.”

After evaluating the raw data, the protein powders were scored with 1 to 5 stars based on their level of contaminants in one serving. 3 stars was considered to be average, 5 stars is above average in overall purity. 1 star is below average.

The results…

The Bottom Five of the 134 protein powders tested contained the highest amount of industrial or environmental contaminants and two of them were popular plant-based protein powders:

Garden of Life Organic Raw Meal Chocolate Cacao and Vega Sport Plant-Based Vanilla Performance Protein.

Garden of Life is now owned by processed-food mega giant Nestle (booo!) and most of their Raw Protein and Raw Meal flavors tested scored 1-2 stars for purity, except for their Raw Organic Vanilla Protein, which got 4 out of 5 stars for purity.

Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Vanilla got 3 stars for purity. Their Chocolate and Natural flavors got 2 stars.

The majority of 11 Vega protein powders tested scored 1 star for purity. A few got 2 stars.

Nutiva’s Nurture Vitality High Fiber Superfood and Hemp Protein 15G both scored 1 star for purity.

Purely Inspired Vanilla Organic Protein got 1 star for purity.

Results of the other plant-based protein powders tested:

Plant-Fusion Lean Vanilla Bean Weight Loss (Non-GMO) got 3 stars for purity.

Wilderness Poets Homestead Stables and Superfoods Hemp Protein got 3 stars for purity.

Aloha Organic Plant-Based Protein Banana and Mixed Berry flavors got 2 stars for purity. Their Chocolate got 1 star.

Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry all got 2 stars for purity.

Metagenics UltraMeal got 2 stars for purity.

Orgain, a major plant-based protein brand sold at Whole Foods, Costco, etc. was surprisingly absent from the testing. However, their Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shakes was included in a series of baby food and formula tests and scored 4 stars for purity.

What about Whey, Egg or Bone Broth protein powders?

Even though some animal derived protein powders were found to be lower in contaminants than the plant-based protein powders, I wouldn’t touch the stuff. Animal-based protein powders are highly processed, unnatural, and elevate levels of cancer-promoting hormones, methionine and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in the body.

Most people are not protein deficient and do not need protein powder.

Repeat. Most people are NOT protein deficient and DO NOT need protein powder. Despite what we’ve been told all our lives, we don’t need “more protein”. You can get all the protein you need (roughly 50 grams per day) from an organic whole foods plant-based diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, starches like oats, potatoes, beans, peas and lentils, as well as nuts and seeds.

To learn more about the author of this article and his awesome work with cancer click HERE. Chris overcame cancer without radiation and chemo and shares so much great info on his website, check it out when you get a chance.

Cannabis over chemo: Woman says the oil cured her aggressive breast cancer in 5 months

When Dee Mani, now 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, her doctors suggested chemotherapy. She originally agreed to undergo one year of the treatment for her triple negative breast cancer – the deadliest type – but later had second thoughts. After seeing her sister suffer and die after undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, the mother of two set out to find an alternative.

She decided to take cannabis oil after researching natural cancer remedies online. She said she took one drop inside a capsule every night before going to bed because she didn’t care for the taste or texture of it on its own. Four months after her original diagnosis, her cancer had reduced significantly, and her doctors gave her the all-clear in August, just five months after starting cannabis oil.

She continues to take it to this day and says she plans to do so for the rest of her life as it has also helped her with problems like insomnia, a dust allergy, and back pain caused by slipped discs. She has also changed her diet and taken up meditation.

Lots of cannabis oil cancer treatment success stories

Stories like Mani’s are becoming less and less unusual as more people give cannabis oil a try. For example, a 33-year-old U.K. father, David Hibbitt cured what doctors deemed a “terminal” case of colon cancer with cannabis oil after radiation, chemotherapy and surgery all failed him. He had initially rejected the idea, but after being told he had just 18 months left to live, he was willing to try anything. Hibbitt used a high-potency variety known as Phoenix Tears and is now cancer-free. He also said that his “pain just seemed to disappear.”

In another of the many stories that have emerged of cancer being successfully treated with cannabis oil, a three-year-old boy in Utah who was given just days to live by doctors because of leukemia is thriving thanks to the oil. After two months of chemo, Landon Riddle was refusing to eat and vomiting dozens of times a day. After researching cannabis oil treatment online, his family traveled to Colorado to gain access to it. After just a few days, his vomiting eased, his appetite returned, and he was showing signs of improvement. Months after the ordeal, he, too, was free of cancer.

Then there is the case of Darren Miller, who found out he had lung and pericardial heart sac cancer on the day he turned 50. Given just a year to live with chemotherapy, he and his wife decided to move to California, where he would be able to use cannabis oil. Seven months later, he was cancer-free. He believes it was the combination of chemotherapy and cannabis oil that cured his cancer.

Unfortunately, until there is more widespread acceptance of this type of treatment, it’s possible that some people who could benefit from it simply won’t be aware or willing to give it a try. Of course, there’s also the fact that should cannabis oil treatment go mainstream, Big Pharma would lose out on the billions of profits it makes from the cancer industry. While some people have found success using cannabis oil in conjunction with chemotherapy, others have found it to be effective on its own, illustrating that the most mainstream method isn’t necessarily the only or best way to solve a problem.

Spotlight on cancer-fighting foods: What to eat to beat different kinds of cancer


By Edsel Cook

Dr. Michael Greger remarked in a Daily Mail article that the consumption of wholefood vegetarian diets can reduce the risks of various forms of cancer. “Food is the single greatest way our bodies face exposure to the outside environment,” explained the author of the 2016 bestseller “How Not To Die”. He warned about the carcinogenic chemicals in dairy products, meat, and processed foods. Then he discussed studies from different organizations that suggest wholefood plant diets can protect against cancer.

The Iowa Women’s Health Study has researched the diets of more than 35,000 women for many years now. They determined that eating plenty of cruciferous vegetables seemed to lower the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the seventh most common type of cancer in the United States.

In a related study, the Mayo Clinic found that eating more servings of green, leafy vegetables every week reduced the risk of lymphoma by nearly half. Cruciferous vegetables happen to possess large amounts of antioxidants that are theorized to fight cancer. (Related: Moringa seeds found to prevent the spread of breast cancer cells to surrounding tissue.)

Lymphoma is not the only cancer that can be prevented with a vegetarian diet. According to a third study on diets and cancers, people who consume plant foods are more resistant to all forms of cancer, especially against blood cancers such as leukemia. It’s corroborated by the results of a related experiment by Dr. Dean Ornish. While studying the effect of plant-based diets on heart disease, Dr. Ornish investigated the effects of those same diets on prostate cancer patients. His findings suggest that vegetarian diets reduced the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) associated with prostate cancer without requiring surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment. You don’t even need to eat that much in the way of veggies. According to the biggest study on diet and bladder cancer, adding two percent plant protein to the diet resulted in a 23 percent improvement.

So what vegetable superfoods are best to fend off particular cancers?

For colorectal cancers, it’s legumes and leafy vegetables. Beans, chickpeas, lentils, and split peas are brimming with anti-cancer compounds called phytates. Spices are also attributed with anti-cancer properties. Turmeric, for example, is an important ingredient in Indian curries and Okinawan tea. If you’re a pre-menopausal woman who’s worried about breast cancer, a daily serving of beans or lentils can cut the risk by two-thirds. Adding legumes or whole grains like bulgur wheat and brown rice to your meals will raise your protection to more than 90 percent.

Mushrooms are rich in amino acids that supercharge the immune system. According to Australian researchers, they can protect against viral infections and breast cancer in women. Citrus fruits have a phytonutrient called hesperidin. In addition to healing and shielding your DNA against carcinogens, citrus zest also lower the risk of skin and breast cancers.

The entire allium family share anti-cancer properties. Like turmeric, red onion has quercetin, a phytonutrient that reduces the growth of bower cancer polyps. Garlic exhibits similar suppressive properties. Cruciferous vegetables can minimize the risk of colon cancer for weeks after consumption. Brussels sprouts, especially, is an anti-cancer super weapon. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale are almost as good. Soya bean and flaxseed have phytoestrogens. Different from oestrogens, phytoestrogens do the work of two by reducing the risk of breast tumors and menopausal hot-flush. Then there is the ever-popular antioxidant-rich apple. Eating one a day (peel and pulp and all) actually keeps various cancers away by reactivating an anti-tumor gene called maspin.

Top 8 Ways To Heal America From Cancer

By S.D. Wells

Cancer starts from the mutation of the DNA of one cell due to the consumption of carcinogens – the main fuel for cancer. In order for the cancer to survive, grow, spread and continue mutating, the abnormal cells must receive more fuel. Though most people think cancer tumors are bad, they’re actually the way your body attempts to contain the harmful cells and keep them localized and encapsulated. If the tumor doesn’t interfere with normal functions, then surgery simply compounds the risk of spreading harmful cells that would otherwise remain contained, as with most ovary, breast, intestinal and liver tumors. The main strategy to reduce and eliminate a tumor is to STOP feeding it fuel. That means ending the consumption of carcinogens – which includes a laundry list of ingredients in food, water, medicine and personal care products (think of parabens and phthalates here).

There are many cancerous agents in U.S. medicine today and throughout history.

Most Americans are scared to death of cancer, yet nearly everyone has some cancer cells of some sort in their body right now. The stress of finding out you have cancer is enough to fuel its growth. False-positive mammograms are a major cause of stress. Exposure to radiation treatments, like CT or PET scans, and x-rays lead to abnormal cell mutations. Chemotherapy destroys immune system function, good gut bacteria, and feeds new cancer growth, spreading it throughout the body. Prescription medications cause the body to become acidic, adding to the uncontrolled cell mutations already underway.

Vaccines can not only cause cancer to develop, but they also literally contain mutated cells and genetically modified proteins from other animals, including aborted baby humans, African green monkeys, guinea pigs, dogs, eagles, chickens, cows and even gelatin – which is boiled down carcass from several lines of animals.

From 1955 to 1963, nearly 100 million Americans received one or more doses of the polio vaccine. It’s estimated that up to 30 million of those recipients could have received doses contaminated with simian virus 40 (SV40), a virus found in certain types of cancer in humans. Today’s massive overuse of antibiotics in doctor’s offices, hospitals and in factory animal farms (CAFOs) has led to superbug outbreaks that are immune to antibiotics. Plus, when medical doctors give you prescription antibiotics, they also wipe away your good gut bacteria, setting you up for more intense attacks from cancerous bacteria and viruses.

Many foods agents, preservatives, additives, and artificial ingredients cause cancer today, including aspartame, sucralose, MSG (monosodium glutamate), sodium benzoate, nitrites, nitrates, and artificial food colorings. Many chemicals used to preserve food extend the shelf life but shorten human life. Most corporations simply don’t care about humans, only profits. Chemicals used to treat crops are also major causes of cancer, including pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. This is why it is of vital importance to avoid genetically modified organisms at all costs. Even cats and dogs are susceptible to getting leukemia from Roundup use in your yard. Imagine if the deadly herbicide spreads to your home garden.

Fix your gut and you can prevent and reverse cancer

The human gut needs good and bad bacteria to survive, at a ratio of about 85 to 15 percent, relatively speaking. For the most part, if you avoid tap water (loaded with heavy metals and toxic fluoride), vaccines, prescription medications, chemo, liquor, cigarettes, GMOs, conventional gluten, artificial sweeteners, bleached food (nearly all white foods), and high fructose corn syrup, then you’ve eliminated the major causes of cancer right off the bat. You’ve also avoided destroying your good gut bacteria and you’ve cut off most of the fuel cancer cells need to survive, spread and multiply.

Next, you will want to fortify your body with organic, natural and unprocessed fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. If you are battling cancer now or have recently beat it back, you will want to ramp up your nutrient base with several supplements. Always consult with a nutritionist or Naturopathic Physician first.

Now it’s time to take a closer look at the top eight ways to HEAL America from cancer, including at the hospitals.

1.Intense turmeric and curcumin therapy.
2.Intense vitamin C therapy (especially for colorectal cancer).
3.Ramp up vitamin D3 to 8,000 IU (especially when fighting breast, colon or prostate cancer)
4.Eliminate GMOs, gluten, processed food and all artificial sweeteners from hospital food.
5.Medical cannabis therapy (instead of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation).
6.Alkalize patient pH to 7.2 and check periodically throughout the day to maintain.
7.Oxygen therapy.
8.Steady supply of spring water instead of tap water.

If you must go to a hospital for any kind of treatment, operation, emergency care, or even to visit relatives friends, consider the fact that most American hospitals are breeding grounds for cancer, for several reasons, including superbugs, high antibiotic use, dirty instruments and rooms, GMO and processed food for patients and visitors alike, high vaccine use, high pharmaceutical use, and of course artificial sweeteners at every turn.

If you fix your gut bacteria balance and maintain it, your chances of avoiding cancer for the rest of your life are very high. You can check your own pH level every few hours also. Most humans should be in the low 7s.

What Is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Article written by Hippocrates Institute in Florida, check out their website HERE.

Colon hydrotherapy is the gentle rinsing of the colon with warm water, to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas and mucus. This allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and healthier. Colonics can also help re-tone & reshape the colon.

Colon hydrotherapy involves the safe, gentle infusion of water into the colon via the rectum. No chemicals or drugs are involved and the entire therapy is both relaxing and effective. A healthy well-functioning bowel is essential for the maintenance of optimal health. This vital organ remains the most neglected in the human body. When the blood stream is overloaded with toxic waste, the body will function at a lower level.

Can a colonic detox Your Body ?

Because of the modern diets full of animal proteins, processed food, fat and sugar, and stress, with constant pressure and lack of exercise, the colon becomes the repository of accumulated waste and toxins which disable the body’s purification system. The toxic material ends ends up re-entering our blood stream and getting deposited in our cells. As a result of this auto-intoxication we feel and act far below our potential and can become susceptible to disease.

Does it hurt?

For the vast majority of individuals who receive colonics, the procedure is free from pain. A minor amount of discomfort can be felt during the insertion of the speculum but this only lasts for a few seconds. During the treatment, you may feel some cramping in the stomach and occasionally clients feel slightly nauseous, whenever toxic waste detaches from the intestinal walls and leaves the body, particularly if you have a clogged up colon.

Is it Safe?

Colon hydrotherapy is very safe when performed by a qualified therapist. We only use FDA approved medical devices for the procedure and all of the equipment used is sterilized or disposable and the water goes through an advanced filtration process prior to entering the colon. Our therapists are ARCH (Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists) trained and registered and meet the highest professional and ethical standards. You are in very safe hands.

How can it help?

The benefits of colonics can include increased energy, improved circulation, clearer skin & eyes, mental clarity, weight normalizing, better digestions, relief from bloating and heaviness. By removing the waste material from the colon, the process of detoxification is given a boost and the harmful bacteria that is produced by encrusted fecal matter is removed from the body. Colon hydrotherapy helps your immune system to help itself, by giving it a chance to breathe and allow the lymph system to effectively cleanse your body. Colon hydrotherapy can assist the body with healing a variety of conditions: constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, bloating, excessive gas, indigestion, allergies, candida overgrowth, skin problems, brittle nails and hair, abnormal body odor, unpleasant breath, backache, stiffness, arthritis, fatique, insomnia, poor concentration and headaches.

What about “friendly bacteria” being lost?
Healthy intestinal flora are present throughout the small and large intestines and colon hydrotherapy helps to improve their habitat, facilitating their reproduction and multiplication.

What is the difference between an enema and a colonic?

An enema is the procedure of introducing liquids into the colon, causing a rapid expansion of the lower intestinal tract which results in a powerful peristalsis and evacuation. It can often result in uncomfortable bloating & cramping and put a strain on the anus possibly resulting in hemorrhoids. By contrast, colonics involves the gentle inflow and outflow or warm water that slowly dissolves accumulated toxic material and encourage release naturally, without any undue stress on your system.

Enemas only clean out the lower part of the colon, missing about four feet of the colon. To clean the entire colon, a colonic is necessary.

Will laxatives accomplish the same results?

Laxatives are an irritant to the body. Therefore, the body produces a thin, watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste.

Is it embarrassing?

No. There is no odor from the bowel movements as the system is “closed” and your dignity is always maintained with proper draping in a private room.

How many treatments do I need?

Every person is different and changes in our lives create different stresses, so there is no standard number of treatments that are recommended. It depends on your personal health objectives. Even though a person feels relief even after an initial session, it is necessary to take additional colonics to sufficiently cleanse the colon. We suggest you book a single treatment initially and discuss with your therapist during the consultation what their recommendations are. In our experience we have found that a course of 3 treatments over an initial 2-3 week timeframe produces the best results with regular maintenance thereafter.

How should I prepare for the colonic?

We recommend that you refrain from eating at least two hours prior to your appointment and ensure that you are well hydrated. If possible, a diet of vegetables and grains 2-3 days in advance rather than heavy foods will help prepare your colon for the treatment. Do not drink alcohol 24 hours in advance.

What happens during a colonic?

The procedure starts with the client lying on a comfortable therapy table. The therapist gently inserts a small disposable speculum into the rectum. (We only use completely sterile, disposable tools during the procedure.) The therapy begins with a gentle flow of filtered water using light pressure to allow the colon to be cleaned. The fecal matter and toxins are released into the colon. The therapist monitors the water pressure to ensure a relaxing and healing treatment experience. There is no odor and it is like a gentle colon massage.

After some time the colon therapist will advise you to go into a private bathroom to release.

Will one colonic completely empty the colon?

Typically, one colonic will not completely empty the colon. Many of us have a considerable amount of impacted feces in our colon. These are hardened, rubbery or wallpaper like material. Substantial work must be done to remove it. Moreover, there is a learning process that occurs when having a colonic. As you become more aware of what is going on in your abdomen, and as your body learns how to allow the cleansing experience, you are better able to enter into that process, and therefore more material is released. One colonic will move some of the stagnant waste in the colon. The second and subsequent colonics will remove more. How many you wish to have will depend on your personal objectives.

How will I feel afterwards?

Colonics have a “relieving” effect. There may well be a feeling of lightness and internal cleanliness. People are often energized following a colonic. Many clients have reported clearer skin. Once the colon has been thoroughly cleansed then diet, exercise and other health programs will become many times more effective. Make sure you drink plenty of liquids, avoid raw vegetables, reduce consumption of meats for a couple of days. Steamed vegetables, fruit and soups are recommended.

Will I have regular bowel movements after a colonic?

The most common post-colonic experience is to have a light delay in bowel movements and then the resumption of a somewhat larger, easier to move stool. Sometimes if the colon is weak and sluggish, there may be no bowel movement for several days following a colonic. However, this is not due to the colonic, but because of the weakness of the colon. Rarely is diarrhea or loose bowels experienced. This may be due to the extra water introduced into the colon. If it should occur, it is usually of very short duration.

How To Outsmart Cancer Without Chemotherapy And Radiation


By Greg White

More and more, people are realizing that the cancer industry is more concerned about their wallet than their well-being. As a result, there are a growing number of patients looking for alternative treatment options to conventional medicine, but don’t know where to begin.
Tanya Harter Pierce’s book, Outsmart Your Cancer, is an excellent starting point for any cancer patient or curious individual interested in how to treat and prevent cancer without a cocktail of artificial chemicals. The following is a snippet from the book, which highlights the dangers of chemotherapy and the benefits of a non-toxic approach to tackling cancer.

Chemotherapy and radiation inhibit long-term recovery
Chemotherapy and radiation have even worse long-term recovery rates than surgery. This is largely because they resort to toxic methods of “bludgeoning” a person’s cancer to death. These toxic treatments harm healthy parts of a person’s body along with the cancer, thereby making long-term recovery difficult.

The good news is that, even if you have been diagnosed with cancer that has metastasized, there are alternatives to conventional treatments. And they often have better track records, in general, than what mainstream medicine is offering. I know many people who were told by their conventional doctors that their late-stage or metastasized cancer was incurable, only to completely recover later by using a non-toxic, alternative approach! In fact, you may find after reading this book that your biggest difficult)’ is not in finding a good alternative treatment approach to cancer, but in deciding which one to use.

There are very important reasons why alternative treatments for cancer often have better track records than conventional ones. Most importantly, alternative, non-toxic approaches work in ways that do not harm normal, healthy cells of the body. They do this by focusing on those aspects of cancer cells that are significantly different from healthy cells. These approaches also treat cancer as a “whole-body” disease, which means they work with a person’s immune system to attack the cancer cells everywhere, even the “free-floating” individual cells. This is different from mainstream practices, which focus primarily on just treating tumors (which represent most of the cancer cells in a person’s body, but not all). In the world of alternative treatments for cancer, tumors are generally considered “symptoms” of the cancer, and treatment is focused on both the “cause” as well as the “symptoms.”

In other words, conventional medicine tries to bludgeon your cancer to death with treatments that can be extremely harmful to your body, while alternative methods use non-toxic approaches to Outsmart Your Cancer!

Benefits of non-toxic approaches

The most obvious benefit of using a non-toxic approach to cancer is that, by doing so, a person does not damage healthy parts of his or her body while trying to recover from illness. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can damage virtually any cells they come in contact with and may have extremely serious long-term side effects on the body such as liver, kidney, nerve, and heart damage. These side effects can often be life-threatening in and of themselves.

Besides general bodily damage that can be caused, many cancer patients are not even told by their doctors that some common conventional treatments for cancer are themselves carcinogenic. The fact is that some chemotherapy agents are known carcinogens, and the chemotherapy treatment given to many patients to put their cancer into remission may directly cause a secondary cancer in that person a few years later. Radiation can also cause cancer, which has been well-known since radiation techniques were first developed. Though surgery is not considered carcinogenic, it may cause the spread of cancer to other parts of the body.

Moreover, at some point, the use of a toxic treatment for cancer may enable the cancer to spread even faster in a person’s body. This is because that person’s immune system and other natural defense mechanisms have been so weakened by the treatment itself, the body can no longer fight off the cancer. So it only makes sense that using a toxic treatment for cancer can work against long-term recovery by giving the body more damage to recover from.

The Chemical Death Of Cancer Cells Creates Inflammation, Which Feeds Cancer Growth: Yet Another Study Links Chemotherapy To The SPREAD Of Cancer


Thursday, January 18, 2018 by: Isabelle Z.

(Natural News) Chemotherapy is no walk in the park, yet many people subject themselves to its unpleasant effects in hopes of healing their cancer. Unfortunately, it could all be in vain as yet another concerning study has shown that chemotherapy can actually spread the very disease it is intended to stop.

In a study by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, radiation and chemotherapy treatments that kill tumor cells were found to cause cancerous tumors to grow bigger and more prolific. In fact, the dying cancer cells that chemotherapy set into motion actually trigger the inflammation that causes tumors to grow more aggressively.

Senior author and Assistant Professor of Pathology Dr. Dipak Panigraphy said: “In this study we demonstrate that chemotherapy-generated debris from dead and dying tumor cells can stimulate tumor growth, which has pivotal implications for the treatment of cancer patients. Conventional cancer therapy designed to kill tumor cells is inherently a double-edged sword.”

Their findings come on the heels of another study published in Science Translational Medicine last year that found that chemotherapy can cause breast cancer cells to multiply.

A 2013 study into this issue yielded some very worrying findings. Published in Nature, that study also found that chemotherapy promotes the spread and growth of cancer cells by damaging healthy tissue around the tumors, and it took that one step further by finding that it caused cancer cells to develop resistance to chemotherapy as well, essentially turning them into “super” cancer cells. Much like superbugs, these cancer cells are resistant to the most aggressive types of chemotherapy available, making cancer far deadlier than before.

Chemotherapy outcomes worse than getting no treatment at all?

Some experts have pointed out that chemotherapy kills cancer sufferers more quickly than getting no treatment at all. For example, University of California, Berkeley, Medical Physics and Physiology Professor Dr. Hardin B. Jones said his research shows that people who refused chemotherapy treatment for cancer lived 12.5 years on average, while those who get these treatments averaged just three years of life. Essentially, refusing the conventional treatments for cancer causes patients to live four times longer than those who do get on board, on average. His findings were published in the journal Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences.

In fact, the Pharma Death Clock shows that chemotherapy has killed more than 18 million people since the beginning of the year 2000, which is more people than those who have died from wars, suicide and terrorism combined.

Cancer treatment making some people rich while killing others

Yet, as Christina Sarich pointed out in The Waking Times, we continue to spend more than $107 billion per year on cancer treatment. The fact that this figure is projected to reach higher than $150 billion by the year 2020 tells you everything you need to know about the current state of medical cancer treatments.

A cancer diagnosis is devastating for patients and their loved ones, and dealing with all the decisions that must be made can be overwhelming. Many people have found success with natural treatments, whether it’s carrot juice or cannabis oil, but results vary so much depending on the individual that it really is difficult to make heads or tails of all the information out there. One thing we can be sure of, thanks to studies like these, is that chemotherapy is not always the best route to take, and it is well worth exploring other options so you can make the most informed decision about treatment as possible.

Read more news on cancer treatments at Chemo.news.

Sources include:

WakingTimes.com

NaturalNews.com

PharmaDeathClock.com

Stage 3 Myeloma Cancer Completely Eliminated With Turmeric Supplement-British Medical Journal

Thursday, January 04, 2018 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) For decades, the medical establishment has colluded with the for-profit cancer industry to smear anyone who talked about herbs, spices or superfoods fighting cancer. Food doesn’t contain “medicine,” we were told by the dishonest establishment. Only FDA-approved toxic medications can “treat” cancer, the propagandists insisted.

Yet millions of people across the globe continued to successfully prevent and even reverse late-stage cancers using nothing but foods, herbs and natural medicine. Despite its best efforts to ignore the reality of natural cancer cures, the medical establishment has just been forced to document a stunning case of a woman completely eliminating stage-3 cancer using nothing but turmeric, a superfood spice commonly used in curry.

Every last sign of cancer was eliminated using nothing but curcumin from turmeric
This remarkable elimination of cancer was documented by the British Medical Journal in its “case reports” archive. Entitled, “Long-term stabilisation of myeloma with curcumin,” the analysis dare not mention the word “cure,” as that terminology is banned across the entire medical and scientific establishment which insists there’s “no such thing as a cure for cancer.” That false belief, of course, just happens to coincide with repeat business profits for the corrupt cancer industry.

According to the BMJ documentary, authored by Dr. Abbas Zaidi:

…[W]e describe a myeloma patient who started a daily dietary supplement of curcumin when approaching her third relapse. In the absence of further antimyeloma treatment, the patient plateaued and has remained stable for the last 5 years with good quality of life.

In other words, this woman eliminated all signs of cancer from her body by taking nothing more than a curcumin supplement made from turmeric root. (Curcumin is the most potent phytochemical found in turmeric.) Even more, the woman who took the curcumin supplement learned about curcumin on the internet, very likely from Natural News or a related website that documents the strong science behind anti-cancer foods and supplements such as turmeric. (Natural News has empowered tens of millions of people around the world to take control of their health and prevent serious disease by using simple, affordable foods and natural medicine.)

“A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric,” reported the UK Daily Mail. “Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on gruelling treatments that failed to stop it.”

Ferguson, you see, tried chemotherapy but quickly realized how toxic chemo is to the human body. So she stopped the chemo and started taking curcumin supplements instead. Five years later, she’s cancer free and has outlived the full life expectancy of someone diagnosed with the type of cancer she once had. The UK Daily Mail adds:

Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments. With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric. Mrs Ferguson, who was first diagnosed in 2007, continues to take curcumin without further treatment and her cancer cell count is negligible.

Doctors admit “no other explanation” … TURMERIC reversed this woman’s cancer
“Ferguson began taking eight grams of curcumin in tablet form daily. This is equivalent to about two teaspoonfuls of pure powdered curcumin,” reports Turmeric.news, which also adds:

Within only 15 months, Ferguson noticed a considerable difference in her overall health. It wasn’t just a feeling either; oncologists saw that her plasma blood levels were almost normal. These blood counts have remained within the normal range for the last five years.

Jamie Cavenagh, professor of blood diseases at London’s Barts Hospital, who reviewed Ferguson’s case, was bemused. “When you review her chart, there’s no alternative explanation [for her recovery] other than we’re seeing a response to curcumin,” he said.

Ferguson said she will continue to take her supplements. She reports herself as happy, healthy, and enjoying a “high-quality life.”

Note that if she had been on chemotherapy, radiation therapy or other conventional cancer “treatments,” her quality of life would have been miserable. She’s been experiencing intense pain, hair less, muscle loss, chronic fatigue, “chemo brain” and all the other side effects of toxic chemotherapy. Instead, she’s enjoying a high-quality life, free from pain, inflammation and cancer. And she did it using nothing more than a simple root spice that you can buy in almost any grocery store.

The cancer industry will go insane trying to make sure you never learn about this simple, affordable, natural cancer cure
As you might expect, the for-profit cancer industry — which depends on keeping cancer patients completely in the dark about natural cures — routinely attacks any hint of a natural “cure” for cancer. Every person who eats turmeric or takes curcumin supplements denies the cancer industry millions of dollars in long-term profits that are siphoned off the suffering of diseased cancer patients.

Importantly the cancer industry deliberately withholds information from patients about natural cures such as vitamin D, curcumin or medicinal mushrooms. This information is withheld from patients precisely because providing that information would harm the financial interests of cancer clinics, chemotherapy treatment centers and unethical oncology doctors who are increasingly being outed as medical criminals.

Dr. Farid Fata, for example — now serving decades in federal prison — falsely diagnosed nearly every patient he saw with cancer so that he could profit from administering them toxic chemotherapy drugs. Other similarly nefarious cancer industry doctors such as Dr. David Gorski, a one-time colleague of the criminal Dr. Fata, profits from exploiting black women for cancer surgeries while viciously attacking natural cures and those who promote them. Dr. David Gorski, much like Dr. Fata, has also been named in conspiracy allegations and reported to the FBI but remains in practice, raking in cash from the surgical maiming of countless women who might otherwise have been able to reverse their cancer if they only had knowledge of natural cures such as curcumin.

The cancer industry is a medical conspiracy against humanity

The cancer industry goes to great lengths to deny patients access to any information that they might use to prevent, treat or cure cancer without requiring expensive (and highly toxic) medical interventions. That’s what makes the BMJ documentation of this curcumin cancer cure so astonishing: In years past, the BMJ never would have even tolerated the publishing of such a scientific assessment. So what changed? In truth, the evidence of natural cures for cancer is now so overwhelming that even the BMJ cannot remain in a state of denial without appearing to be hopelessly out of touch with scientific reality.

The public no longer believes the lies of the cancer industry, in other words. With increasing frequency, cancer patients are rejecting toxic cancer treatments like chemotherapy and deciding to beat cancer on their own, just like Chris Wark did (“Chris beat cancer“) as he explains in this Natural News interview that was recently published:

If you buy turmeric, make sure it’s laboratory tested for lead and other heavy metals
Turmeric root is routinely contaminated with lead. Most of it is grown in either India or China, and both countries have horrific environmental enforcement when it comes to food production.

That’s why just last year, the FDA forced a nationwide recall spanning multiple brands of turmeric spice due to high lead content. As one of the world’s leading heavy metals scientists in the realm of food and supplements, I have personally tested thousands of products for lead and other heavy metals, and I routinely find alarming levels of lead in turmeric and other root spices. (My No. 1 selling science book, Food Forensics, lists the heavy metals testing results for over 800 foods, spices, pet foods and more.)

That’s why I now alert everyone to the lead problem with turmeric root and turmeric products. If you’re going to buy turmeric-based products, make sure they are tested for lead using mass spec instrumentation. In my lab, we use ICP-MS and other mass spec instruments to test products, giving us accurate heavy metals results down to single digit parts per billion concentrations. My lab, CWC Labs, is also ISO accredited, which is a globally-recognized “gold standard” for laboratory analytical excellence, putting us far above most university laboratories in terms of scientific credibility, as university labs are almost never accredited. (Most private labs are not accredited either, as it takes two years of hard work to achieve accreditation.)

Bottom line? Yes, turmeric is a potent anti-cancer spice. It’s extremely powerful, and now the British Medical Journal has even documented a case of the complete elimination of myeloma cancer using nothing but curcumin from turmeric. But if you choose to consume turmeric on a daily basis (like I do), make sure it’s clean or you’ll be eating lead.

I add a heaping teaspoon of lab-verified turmeric powder to my morning smoothie each day. It tastes awesome.

Turmeric is also powerful medicine for arthritis and other diseases of inflammation
Don’t think turmeric is limited to cancer, by the way. This powerful medicinal spice treats a multitude of serious health conditions in the body. As explained at Turmeric.news:

Some of the other illnesses that can benefit from curcumin include infections, dementia, depression and heart disease. A 2016 review in the Journal of Medicinal Food highlighted its potential for arthritis treatment, and doctors have also applauded its anti-inflammatory effects. A recent study found that it can help destroy neuroblastoma tumor cells, showing promise as a way to treat the most common type of cancer in infants. Another study is expected to be published soon showing its positive effects on bowel cancer.

That’s why I consume turmeric daily. It might be decades before science catches up to all the healing properties of this medicinal spice (and superfood). But why wait? You can experience all those benefits — even if science hasn’t named them yet — by consuming turmeric right now.

How to stay informed about powerful natural cures like turmeric
Have you visited the Naturalpedia.com website yet? It contains listings for over 1,000 spices, foods, superfoods, herbs and nutrients that fight disease.

You can also read Turmeric.news for frequent news updates all about turmeric and curcumin.

Finally, check out FoodScience.news for daily reported on food science breakthroughs for healing and disease prevention.

Traditional cancer treatments cause inflammation, promoting aggressive tumor growth, according to study

Thursday, December 28, 2017 by: Tracey Watson

(Natural News) Independent media leaders like Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and editor of Natural News, have long been vilified by the mainstream media for daring to insist that chemotherapy actually causes cancer. Time and again, Natural News has published articles based on scientific studies that prove the inefficiency and downright danger of conventional cancer treatments. Now, yet another study has been published confirming that link.

The study, conducted by a research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, found that the dead and dying cancer cells created by chemotherapy trigger inflammation which in turn promotes “aggressive tumor growth.”

“In this study we demonstrate that chemotherapy-generated debris from dead and dying tumor cells can stimulate tumor growth, which has pivotal implications for the treatment of cancer patients,” said Dipak Panigrahy, MD, the study’s lead author and an assistant professor at BIDMC’s Department of Pathology. “Conventional cancer therapy designed to kill tumor cells is inherently a double-edged sword.” [Emphasis added]

News Wise notes that this research reinforces what the medical community has known since at least the 1950s, but it is the first study to try to determine the exact molecular mechanisms that cause this phenomenon.

Researchers have long understood that there is a distinct link between inflammation and cancer. A study published in the journal Nature in 2010, for example, noted:

Recent data have expanded the concept that inflammation is a critical component of tumour progression. Many cancers arise from sites of infection, chronic irritation and inflammation. It is now becoming clear that the tumour microenvironment [the infrastructure supporting the tumor], which is largely orchestrated by inflammatory cells, is an indispensable participant in the neoplastic process, fostering proliferation, survival and migration.

So, inflammation causes cancer – the medical community is aware of that – but here’s the kicker: The BIDMC study found that chemotherapy causes inflammation, which is why it is “a double-edged sword.” The very treatment that kills the cancer cells simply causes more to grow.

And, not only does chemotherapy create cancerous tumors, but it actually spreads cancer throughout the body.

A study conducted by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that chemotherapy causes a dramatic increase in the number of cancer cells circulating throughout the body. The researchers concluded that, “chemotherapy, despite decreasing tumor size, increases the risk of metastatic dissemination.”

So, just to be clear: Chemotherapy creates cancerous tumors, and then circulates cancer cells around in your body.

That does not mean that those battling cancer need despair, however. The BIDMC study also uncovered some extremely good news: Resolvins, molecules which are naturally produced by the body, can halt this inflammatory process, preventing the growth of new tumors.

News Wise reports:

[R]esolvins actively turn off inflammation and stimulate a class of immune cells to digest the tumor debris left in the wake of the cytokine storm. In this study, resolvins suppressed lung and melanoma metastasis in mouse models, the scientists found, and blocked cancer growth in various tumor models including lung, pancreatic, lymphoma, breast, prostate, and melanoma. When the researchers administered chemotherapy and resolvins to a debris-stimulated pancreatic cancer model in mice, the combination resulted in tumor regression.

The researchers recommend adding resolvins to the existing regimen of chemotherapy and radiation, but how is it logical to subject cancer patients to treatments that do nothing but cause and circulate cancer? Why not just use the resolvins to get to the root of the problem and reverse the inflammation that causes cancer?

A study published in the World Journal of Clinical Cases found that Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA), which are found naturally in fish oil, are associated with reduced inflammation, since resolvins are the active metabolites of ω-3 PUFA.

Prevention is always better than cure, and those who truly want to prevent cancer should focus on preventing and reversing its cause: inflammation.

Weakness-Jocko Willink

I know, as for myself, a brain cancer survivor, I feel I have a lot of weaknesses. Even the things which used to come easily seem difficult. Sometimes when we feel we are weak, we feel that’s just how it is or worse, that there is no hope. This morning I was reading, “Discipline Equals Freedom,” by former Navy Seal Jocko Willick. On page 16 & 17 he writes about weakness. I found it interesting enough to share, here is what Jocko says:

Weakness:

Do I have weakness? I am nothing but weakness.
I am not naturally strong, or fast, or flexible.
I am certainly not the smartest person in the world.
I get emotional over stupid things.
I eat the wrong foods.
I don’t sleep enough.
I procrastinate and I waste time.
I care too much about meaningless things and not enough about important things.
My ego is too big.
My mind is too small, often trapped inside myself.
Now all that being said, I have a saying: A person’s strength is often their biggest weakness.
But, their weaknesses can become strengths.
Me? I am weak.

BUT…

I don’t accept that.
I don’t accept that I am what I am and that “that” is what I am doomed to be.
No. I do not accept that.
I’m fighting.
I’m always fighting. I’m struggling and I’m scraping and kicking and clawing at those weaknesses-to change them. To stop them.
Some days I win. But some days I don’t.
But each and every day: I get back up and I move forward. With my fists clenched. Toward the battle. Toward the struggle.
And I fight with everything I’ve got: To overcome those weaknesses and those shortfalls and those flaws as I strive to be just a little bit better today than I was yesterday…

We all have weaknesses. Sometimes it’s exhausting but in order to overcome, but,we must not accept our weakness and keep fighting!

As another Navy Seal, David Goggins say’s, “Embrace the suck!” You can read more about David in his book, “Living with a seal.

Don’t give up!