Dr Clements Anti-Cancer CAM Regime
Dr Clements’1 Anti-Cancer CAM Regime
CANCER? – The Quick Start Back
DON’T PANIC! – Well, try to calm down.
You will not die overnight – cancer is not the same as a bullet or car accident. It will have been
developing for months, if not years. Most people die from the side-effects of cancer, rather
than the cancer directly. So you can usually take a couple of weeks to learn more before you
The three standard orthodox treatments are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. All are
strong assaults on the body. So it is best to prepare your body for this if you do decide to have
any of these treatments.
Meanwhile, as lifestyle is a main cause of cancer2, there are several proven things you can to
improve your length of survival and help your body cope with any treatment:
Cut out sweet thingsi, reduce carbohydrates (potatoes, pasta, bread, cakes) which get quickly
converted to blood sugar, and alcoholii
Go for salads, with organic produce if possible, and fresh fruit.
Cut out red and processed meat – no sausages, bacon, steak, pork. Go for fish, white meat
Drink green/white/herbal teas and cocoa in preference to coffee or black tea.
Aim to do as much as you can, getting more vigorous with time. If you are not used to doing
any, then build up to half-an-hour’s walk a day. Then get faster and longer as you get more
able to. Aim to get an hour a day. Other forms help too: swimming, weights, jogging, etc.
A comprehensive multi-vitamin and mineral pill/pillsiv
Vitamin Cv – 3gm
Vitamin D3vi – 10,000IU
Omega 3 oilvii – 5 gm
Feedback – regularly – so you know how you are doing
Check cancer makers related to your cancer – monthly if possible
Check your weight and muscle mass – daily or weekly
Check your inflammation and homocysteine3 levels – monthly
Check your Essential Fatty Acid profile for the ratio of AA/EPA
1 I am a retired academic researcher, PhD, not a medical doctor (MD)
2 For instance, bladder cancer is 6 times more common in the USA than in Central America
3 Homocysteine levels indicate the amount of methylation in the body; and high methylation is now known to cause cancer – just put
“methylation cancer” into Google. Inflammation is a known driver of all cancers.
A cancer diagnosis means that your cells or organs have gone rogue and so threaten your life; but
this will have been taking place over years; so you are not in danger of dying overnight. You have
time to get informed. Alas, your medical advisors will not know much, if any, of the research
reported here – research that will enable you to cope better with both the cancer and any treatment
they advise you to take (remember: it is always your decision; they only advise; get at least two
other opinions). You need to change your lifestyle – most cancers are due to lifestyle4.
Many things you cannot change, particularly your history. But much else you can – if you really
wish to live. DNA is not destiny: cellular integrity can be enhanced.
For the latest information on your disease, you now have the Internet (more specifically Google and
forums relating to your specific illness) to help. Use them.
It is imperative to start an anti-cancer lifestyle right away. This will enhance your present health,
prepare you for any medical treatment (reducing the side-effects and enhancing the procedures), and
reduce the cancer itself.
This anti-cancer lifestyle is made up of four components:
1: Exercise: more is better, anything wherein your heart-rate exceeds half your maximum for at
least 30’/day – walking is OK; build up to an average of a half-an-hour’s vigorous walking a day;
30” full running spurts now and then is good. Swimming, jogging, cycling, weights – all good.
2: Nutrition: lots of organic fruit (preferably berries); veg (include broccoli, Brussels’ sprouts,
cauliflower); and protein – fish, whey, white meat. Cut-out sugar, cheese, fast-carbs (cakes, potato,
bread, pasta) – you’ll get enough carbs from veggies and fruit. Minimise your alcohol.
3: Supplements: there are two parts – those that are good against any cancer, and those specific to
your individual one. The general ones are those that enhance cell repair and integrity: Vit.D3
(5,000IU/day), pure fish oil (10gms/day), Vit.E (tocotrienols and tocopherols at opposite ends of the
day), and Lycopene (15mg). Those that reduce inflammation: curcumin+black pepper (2-10
gms/day), aspirin (‘baby’).
4: Feedback: you need to know how well you are. This can be measured several ways. The
minimum is that of your cancerousness, as indicated by any observable symptoms (such as skin
moles expanding); cancer markers; homocysteine, and body composition (weight, fat%, muscle-
mass). Useful additional ones: urine pH (indicates how your nutrition intake is helping – pH of 6.5-
7.0 is good). Keep a record of each one, and note whether you’re getting better (hurrah! – keep
doing whatever it is you’re doing) or not (Boo! increase anti-cancer measures; try new ones).
Knowledge of results (from your medical and lifestyle changes) improves performance
(getting less cancerous). Thus, if your signs get worse, this will motivate you to improve your
lifestyle; if they get better, you know you’re on the right track.
You are probably reading this either because you or a loved one has been diagnosed as having
cancer. Please don’t panic. Cancer will not cause you or your loved one to die within days – so you
have time to look at various alternative aspects, which are:
the orthodox ones of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation;
4 “Research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, describing a study involving 45,000 pairs of twins, found that cancer is
more likely to be caused by diet and lifestyle choices than genes. Identical twins had no more than a 15% chance of developing the
same cancer. This study found that choices about diet, smoking and exercise accounted for 58% - 92% of cancer studied.” The H-Factor
Solution, James Braly 2009
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), to enhance survival independently of
whatever you and your doctors decide is best.
information and advice available on the Internet on both orthodox treatments and CAM –
sure, not all of it is good, but a lot is. This document will help guide you through all that.
Having myself been diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer in October 2007 at aged 71, and only
been given a few weeks to live - (by 4 orthodox experts - the urological surgeon and three
oncologists), my own experience and now extensive reading and discussions with other survivors
has made me at least as expert as the medicos in many ways (but not all) in the following 3+ years
(as of writing). This book is a collation of my wisdom on cancer and how to mitigate it.
Given the present state of ignorance about the origination and causal chain development of cancer,
no-one can be certain of how each proven anti-cancer treatment actually works – only that the
evidence is that certain things actually do bring about cancer and other things cause an
improvement in some or all patients. I believe that my now lengthy survival against the original
prognosis is due to one or more of the various treatments I have undertaken. I offer this to others
that it may help them. I am not a medical doctor; I am a retired research scientist, able to understand
research reports and summarise them coherently, concisely and clearly.
Unlike some people offering anti-cancer advice or ‘cures’, I do not claim that either what I have
done or my protocol will definitely increase survival time (or cure cancer – not even the orthodox
medicos do that). What I am offering is evidence-based anti-cancer advice, quoting this evidence so
that you can check it for yourself, that is known to enhance survival times for cancer patients. This
evidence has often been made by medical researchers; alas, your medical consultant will in all
probability be too busy dealing with patients to read all this.
A word of caution: alas, there are some who proffer easy cures or help. These, I believe, are
generally sincere. But (a) their own success may have had nothing to do with their supposed
treatment; (b) even if it was, it may be something that just works for them (however, if may work
for you too). There are also a lot of well-documented cases of spontaneous remission – the cancers
just went away, for no known reason; and so for people to whom this happened, this may lead them
to think that what they did was the cause of this.
I am not opposed to orthodox treatments – chemotherapy probably saved my life – but I do think
that patients need to be well informed about them before deciding on doing one. There will always
be time to do this; don’t let the doctors rush you into any particular treatment (I alas did). This will
enable you to choose whichever you decide is best for you – or non at all. From what I now know,
the surgery I had to remove my tumour was unnecessary (it re-grew in 3 months; it was the
chemotherapy that then drove my cancer into remission) and this surgery spread cancer cells
throughout my body, reducing my survival chances significantly. I now realise what should have
been obvious: the specialists are naturally committed to their speciality, often to that alone (their
colleagues in ‘rival’ specialisms will often disagree with their rivals). This is not to doubt their
sincerity, just their blinkered approach – which can equally be true of CAM specialists. I also now
know that my continuing my complementary ‘treatments’ (supplements, exercise, nutrition) enabled
the chemotherapy to work much better and reduced the severity of the side-effects.
CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) is, as the name says, composed of two parts –
that which helps orthodox medicine, and so is complementary to it; and that which is Alternative to
standard treatment and so sometimes is opposed to it. Both are unfairly stigmatised by the orthodox
medical community, who, to their shame, are usually ignorant of it despite much of the evidence
having been generated by other medical researchers. Some doctors will readily admit this,
especially given that their training omits it - and refer patients to those who are expert in these
areas. Others will denounce anything that they don’t themselves know, trusting that their teachers
are right; that their reading within their narrow speciality since enables them to know all that there
is to know of their area.
All of this is regrettable, because much of CAM conforms to that highest of medical standards –
evidence-based, often by the gold-standard of double-blind, placebo alternative research. Much of
orthodox medicine is inheritance-based – passed on from predecessors without any evidence-based
research behind it at all (it is claimed that 75% of medical practice is not evidence-based). This is
no better than the anecdotal evidence that such practitioners denounce when used by CAM
advocates. Perhaps worse, much of medical research is actually wrongviii (as is most expert adviceix).
A leading cause of illness and death is that caused by the medical community itself. Fortunately,
nowadays patients have access to a great deal of medical expertise via the Internet, including
consultations with far-away orthodox specialists if they want.
One enormous advantage that most of CAM has over mainstream orthodox treatment is that much
of the Alternative side is usually side-effect free and virtually all of the Complementary is, unlike
that of virtually all of traditional medicine with each drug having many dangerous side effects5. This
is especially true of cancer treatment: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation – all of which carry
mortality risk and damage to healthy cells. But let me be clear: some Alternative treatments are
invasive and need careful consideration before being undertaken – they can have serious and
deleterious side-effects – such as intravenous vitamin C, and enemas. So far, none of what I have
done falls in to that category.
There is much that CAM offers that supports orthodox treatment in becoming more efficacious and
lowering the inevitable nasty side-effects, so it is surprising that the GPs and specialists are both
ignorant of this enhancer of their treatments and preventing such treatments being more successful.
My resumé of this CAM expertise, with references (tho' all can easily be research and updated by
Googling everything mentioned), may help you to improve your chances with both your cancer and
your orthodox treatment (for instance, responses to chemo, radiation and surgery can be enhanced
as well as the side-effects reduced).
Complementary and Alternative Medicine covers many different treatments for the same spectrum
of illnesses as that of the orthodox NHS. However, this does not mean there is not a respectable
body of scientific evidence to support CAM – on the contrary, most such interventions do indeed
have this. Whilst many NHS practitioners may be unfamiliar with some CAM, there are books by
orthodox MDs which do report such evidencex.
My choosing which CAM to use is based on two principles: weight of evidence (even if anecdotal),
and indications that there are no serious downsides. Note that ‘evidence’ here is exactly that –
where the usage gives improvement, even if the intervening causal chain is unknown.
Within CAM there is a diverse field, only part of this relates to cancer. Within CAM cancer
information, there is that which relates to prevention; other parts to enhancing survival (a better
phrase than ‘cure’; tho’ ‘cures’ are claimed and so could be dismissed for that reason, this doesn’t
mean any such CAM may not be useful); and parts supporting orthodox treatments (enhancing their
efficacy or reducing the side-effects). Naturally, there is much overlap between these aspects.
To fully investigate and research both orthodox and CAM, I have of necessity spent much time and
money on literature – books, membership to health newsletters, and forums. It is from all this, plus
my own continuing research on the Internet, that I have evolved – and still evolve – my anti-cancer
actions. I have read much of both the orthodox approach and the many alternative cancer
treatments – which I readily admit are often way to optimistic and misleading; but which, to my
mind, are usually genuine (the same being applicable to orthodox medicine).
I offer this distillation of knowledge and advice. But, as always, the decision rests with you, the
patient, as to what you do to optimise your own survival.
For those who wish to explore some of the Alternative medicine ideas in more depth, I recommend
two books and their associated websites: “Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide” by Jonathan
Chamberlain (http://www.fightingcancer.com/) and “Conventional Cancer Cures: What’s the
Alternative” by Chris Woollams (http://www.canceractive.com/).
You now have to hand the most empowering tool ever available for advice on any illness: the
Internet. To get up-to-date information on any proposed treatment, food, or supplement, just enter
the “illness and item” into a search engine such as Google. Examples: Bladder cancer and vitamin
5 “In an average year, 2 million hospitalised Americans have serious adverse drug reactions, and 180,000 die.” Ch. 27; “The H-Factor
Solution” James Braly, 2009
C; Kidney disease and eggs; etc. From this you will quickly know what may help or harm your
illness and treatment.
General Cancer Theory
The complete aetiology (step-by-step chain of cause and effect) of cancer is not, at present,
known. This is a summary of the present state of knowledge. Robert Weinbergxi distilled eight
characteristics which all cancers are found to have (and are now accepted by the cancer specialists)
plus two more that are usually present:
1. Self-sufficiency in growth signals (rather than from other body signals)
2. Insensitivity to anti-growth signals (the body usually can signal cells to stop growing)
3. Tissue invasion and metastasis (cells and organs remain where they are normally)
4. Limitless replicative potential (can and do keep growing continuously)
5. Sustained angiogenesis (keep making blood vessels to feed the tumours)
6. Evasion of apoptosis (avoid normal cell death – all other cells, apart from nerves, die after a
7. reprogramming of energy metabolism
8. evading immune destruction
9. Tumour promoting inflammation (turns on the body’s inflammation all the time, instead of
just when it is injured)
10. Gene instability and mutation (all other cells replicate clones; and, when they don’t, the
body recognises this and makes them die)
We attempt to control cancer by interfering with each of these factors.
For cancer to develop into a life-threatening stage, it goes through three phases: initiation,
promotion, and progression. The initiation can be due to a virus, parasite, emotional shock (such as
a relative suddenly dying), poor nutrition, or poor environment (such as radiation, smoking,
asbestos). For a cancer to develop, a cell has to go ‘rogue’ – its DNA has to be damaged in such a
way that it proliferates outside the control of the body’s normal regulatory mechanisms. So there are
three aspects to thisxii:
What makes the DNA corrupt?
Why don’t the body’s normal immune processes recognise this and destroy it (they normally
And how does the rogue cancer cell then grow?
The changed cell then propagates daughter cells – the tumour is promoted. If the immune system is
poor, due maybe to poor nutrition and lack of exercise – then progression is likely, generally via
angiogenesis (growing a blood supply for the tumour). For example, bladder cancer (mine) risk
factors include smoking, obesity, working with chemicals (painters and carpenters), arsenic in the
tap water, eating processed or overdone meat, and being a USA Vietnam veteran. Medical and CAM
treatments along with lifestyle changes attempt to address each of these three stages: cancer cell
initiation, cancer cell death, cancer cell growth.
The embryonic cancer cells generally need a blood supply (angiogenesis) for tumours to grow to
life-threatening size, and this process is susceptible to nutrition, supplements and drugs (Dr William
Li: Can we eat to starve cancer? xiii and David Agus: A new strategy in the war on cancerxiv).Genes
only predispose, and are not causative.xv
Cancers need much greater than normal amounts of energy to grow, and cause inflammation to hide
from the body’s immune system – so much so, it is probable that inflammation and cancer generally
go hand-in-handxvi. Restricting the glucose that cancer cells need (all sugars, including alcohol) is
therefore a good thing. This includes what may be called fast carbs – easily digested carbohydrates
like white bread, potatoes, etcxvii. Anti-inflammation (by such supplements as curcumin and omega3
oils) will damp it down.
Orthodox medicine has three main alternatives: radiation, surgery, chemotherapy. There is a little
immunotherapy (BCGxviii for bladder cancer is probably the only established one; there is a lot of
experimental vaccines; and a new prostate cancer one, Provenge). Or (if it is thought that the cancer
is too far gone or not life threatening) just let it go on until death (which may be from other causes).
Points to bear in mind:
Since about 1940 there has been a significant increasing of cancer rates in Western countries – and
this is not mainly due to better screening or diagnosis (which do have an effect on the figures, but
only about 30%), as this has occurred in non-screened-for cancers and in children. Even breast
cancer rates, which were falling, are no longer doing soxix.
It is thought that this increase of cancer in general is mostly due to Western lifestyles (The National
Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet related; WHO
think 70% related to lifestyle; see p.3 Note); embracing less Western ones will likely lead to fewer
succumbing to cancer.xx Whilst there has been a reduction in cancer death rates in the last 20 years,
this is probably mostly (if not entirely) due to reduced smoking, rather than improved treatments.xxi
All this evidence leads to the inevitable conclusion that cancer is a disease of modern Western
civilisation and is not ‘natural’; so we must look to our lifestyle and modern environment for
causation and, by extension, to reducing the enhancement of cancer once we have it. Insulin appears
to be a major factor, enhanced by fast carbsxxii.
Alas, most orthodox medical personal are ignorant (knowingly – my own oncologist being one,
saying that whilst she knows nothing of CAM, she is tolerant of my CAM treatments) of these
CAM aspects, despite the weight of evidence in their favour. Dr David Servan-Schreiber (check out
his "Anti-Cancer: a new way of life")xxiii, a brain cancer researcher who found this out when he
accidently discovered he had brain cancer and then found his oncology colleagues knew nothing
about these CAM treatments but when he used them, they worked for him. Similarly Dr. Good, who
was one of the most published authors in the scientific literature at that point, with over 2,000
scientific articles to his name (He'd been nominated for the Nobel Prize three times) was refused
publication of findings that nutritional CAM that worked, because the findings were "too
controversial," and flew in the face of conventional medical doctrine.xxiv
There are some strong criticism of orthodox treatment by some members of the medical profession
themselves. I think these are too strong, but it would be unfair not to air them:
Surgery: Prof. of Medical Physics calculated that on balance, cancer patients are likely to
live four times longer if they do nothing for their cancer rather than do something.
Surgery enhances the chances of metastasis (spreading the cancerous cells; see Surgery
Could Accelerate Tumor Growth?xxv “Surgery Triggers Outgrowth of Latent Distant Disease
in Breast Cancer: An Inconvenient Truth?”xxvi, & “Proof That Cancer Surgery Increases
Mortality”xxvii; note also breast cancer screening is a waste of time, causing unnecessary
masectomies (Breast Screening Has Had Little to Do With Falling Breast Cancer Deathsxxviii)
Radiation: Many experts consider it useless. Radiation itself can cause cancer (tho’ there’s
some evidence that light radiation is actually goodxxix. It also adversely affects the immune
Chemotherapy: Of the 75% receiving chemo, less than 15% are ‘cured’. Only 5% of cancers
treated with chemo succeed. 58 of 79 (73%) of doctors referring patients for chemo said that
they themselves would not have any chemo. “The overall contribution of curative and
adjuvant (helping) cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be
2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA.”xxx Chemo seriously harms one’s immune system.
In 1990, Dr. Ulrich Abel, from the Tumor Clinic of the University of Heidelberg, conducted
the most comprehensive investigation of every major clinical study on chemotherapy drugs
ever done. Abel contacted 350 medical centers and asked them to send him anything they
had ever published on chemotherapy. He also reviewed and analyzed thousands of scientific
articles published in the most prestigious medical journals. It took Abel several years to
collect and evaluate the data. Abel's epidemiological study was published on Aug. 10, 1991,
in "The Lancet." According to Abel's report, there was no scientific evidence available in
any existing study to show that chemotherapy can "extend in any appreciable way the lives
of patients suffering from the most common cancers."xxxi
Some Cancers May Just Go Awayxxxii
Many doctors recommend treatments that they would not have themselves, for the same
Note that the worst that can be said about CAM is that it may prevent/delay orthodox treatment –
CAM itself has remarkably few other downsides.
Things to do right away
Whatever you decide to do, some things will help in various ways without interfering with whatever
treatment you then undertake – in essence, optimal health things. These will fortify you for what
lies ahead. For what may help with the specific treatment of chemotherapy, see here.
Cut out sweet thingsxxxiv, reduce carbohydrates (potatoes, pasta, bread, cakes) which get
quickly converted to blood sugar, and alcoholxxxv
Go for salads, with organic produce if possible, and fresh fruit.
Cut out red and processed meat – sausages, bacon, steak, pork. Go for fish, white meat
Drink green and/or white tea in preference to coffee or black tea (tho’ the latter is OK, just
not as good as green or white).
Aim to do as much as you can. If you are not used to doing any, then build up to half-an-
hours walk a day. Then get faster and longer as you get more able to. Aim to get an hour a
day. Other forms help to: swimming, weights, jogging, etc.
A comprehensive multi-vitamin and mineral pill/pillsxxxvii
Vitamin Cxxxviii – 3 gm
Vitamin D3xxxix – 5,000IU
Omega 3 oilxl – 5 - 10 gm
You need to know whether you are getting better or worse, and you can only do this with feedback
–from both your medical team and your own measurements. Regretably, your medical team may
well only have the crudest of indicators, done at irregular intervals – such as CT scans, visual
inspection, palpation, and cancer markers (generally from a blood sample). But you really need to
know on a weekly basis whether the lifestyle changes you are making help or now.
Take notes of everything your medical team says and does, including answers to your
questions (suggested treatments, side-effects, likely outcomes, length) for later checking to
see if this was true for you
Any and all cancer pathology, tumour markers, biochemistry, etc results
Your weight and, if possible, body composition – muscle mass and fat%
Your homocysteine6 level
My Various CAM Treatments
This falls into three parts: lifestyle, supplements, and other treatments.
Cancer was virtually unknown in ancient times ('Data from across the millennia has given modern
society a clear message: cancer is man-made and something that we can and should address').xli,xlii
Cancer rates in non-advanced societies are virtually unknown.xliii Cancer incidences in 1870’s were
less than 2%; now more than 33% (p.4) and rising. Death rates are 25%, and rising.
Apart from a couple of cancers (lung, and prostate (men)/breast (women – probably due to the
decline of smoking)xliv, cancer incidences (diagnosis) have either not markedly declined or have
increased since the 1930’s; in the EU, cases have increased 20% in the six years to 2008 (colon
having increased since 1975)xlv; studies reveal substantial increases in non-melanoma skin
cancersxlvi. Cancer death rates have slowly increased for all others. “…survival rates haven’t
improved for most cancers”xlvii.
This increase is not mainly due to better screening or diagnosis (which do have an effect on the
figures, but only about 30% at most), as this has occurred in non-screened-for cancers and in
children. It is thought that this increase must mostly be due to Western lifestyles (The National
Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet related; WHO
think 70% related to lifestyle); embracing less Western ones will likely lead to fewer succumbing to
cancer.xlviii All this evidence leads to the inevitable conclusion that cancer is a disease of modern
Western civilisation and is not ‘natural’; so we must look to our lifestyle and modern environment
for causation and, by extension, to reducing the enhancement of cancer once we have it. Insulin
appears to be a major factor, enhanced by fast carbsxlix.
Most cancer patients will survive for years, but have a higher chance of dieing of something else
than cancer. “current recommendations for cancer survivors, which emphasize achieving and maintaining a healthy weight;
encouraging regular physical activity (for adults at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day); eating a diet
rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; and limiting red and processed meats and alcohol consumption. Further, the current
recommendations are that cancer survivors try and obtain their nutrients from foods, rather than supplements since there have been
several studies that have linked supplement intake with higher cancer-specific and all-cause mortality among cancer survivors.”l
Note: nearly all cancer research money is spent on trying to find cures; very little is spent of
6 Homocysteine levels indicate the amount of methylation in the body; and high methylation is now known to cause cancer – just put
“methylation cancer” into Google.
7 Of the little there is, it tends to support what is written herein. For example, studies in to bladder cancer risk indicate that increased intakes of olive
oil, Vit.D, carotenoids, thiamine, niacin and Vit.E all lower bladder cancer risk, whilst cheese, calcium and possibly phospherous increases it. See
“Minerals and vitamins and the risk of bladder cancer: results from the New Hampshire Study” Maree T. Brinkman et al 10 Dec 2009; “Consumption
of animal products, olive oil and dietary fat and results from the Belgian case–control study on bladder cancer risk” Maree T. Brinkman et al 20 Oct
2010; and “Dietary intake of micronutrients and the risk of developing bladder cancer: results from the Belgian case–control study on bladder cancer
risk” Maree T. Brinkman et al, 20 Dec 2010
There is now a mass of evidence that exercise of various sorts, indeed of any sort, increases
survival. I thus try various sorts – walking, jogging, and weights.li It is possible that exercise works
by causing an increase in internal heat and thus is anti-cancer by the same way that hyperthermia is
– cancer cells are more sensitive to heat and become apoptotic - die. My target is about one hour a
day vigorous walking (defined as such that one’s heart rate exceeds 50% of one’s maximum). I
check this using a wrist watch heart-rate monitor.
Whilst there is as yet no certainty about the best nutrition overall, some have been proven and
others are considered prudent:
Avoiding sugarlii, fast carbs (maybe carbohydrates altogether – see Gary Taubes “Good Calories,
Eat lots of cruciferous vegetablesliv, berries, fresh organic fruit and veggies in generallv
Avoid red meatlvi, processed meats
Avoid pollutants – smoking, aerosols, and poor waterlvii (that is, use a water filter)
Particular foods are known to retard certain cancerslviii,lix, whilst others are good against most, such
as green tea, and brassicas (Brussels’ sprouts, broccoli) lx.
Overweight/obesity is known to enhance cancerlxi, altho’ there is some counter-evidence for breast
cancerlxii. Whilst overall weight reduction is probably good (as recognised by the BMI measure), it
seems that it is mainly the fat around the waist that causes the most reduction in general survivallxiii.
For this, the best measure is the ratio of the waist to maximum outer-thighs; it is good to aim for a
ratio of waist to thighs of less than 0.95.
Changes in weight are predominately brought about by nutrition, not exercise (as good as this may
be for other reasons – see above; my personal data over 30 years is that there is no relationship
between how much I exercised and my weight, fat or muscle mass). My experience is that weight
and fatness loss is brought about by one of two ways:
alternate day ‘fasting’ (on ‘fasting days, just eating fruit – grapefruit for breakfast, big
orange for lunch, big apple for dinner)
cutting out all obvious carbs: no potatoes, no bread, no pasta, no cakes, no crisps, etc.
These do any of four things:
they drive cancer cells into apoptosis,
boost the immune system so that it recognises the cancer cells as in need of removal,
reduce inflammation (a known cancer stimulantlxiv) and
reduce angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels that feed the cancer).
There are many supplements for which there are claims that they help with cancer. I have checked a
lot of them, and those that have credible evidence (often provided by orthodox medical scientists) I
have tried. Here I give selected references to each supplement (sometimes the opposing views too)
to give the reader some confidence in my use of these. Note too that I do not use all of these all
the time. These references are generally the result of my collecting information since my diagnosis;
but often also by the simple procedure of putting “X and Cancer” into Google – which I recommend
doing for all of these if anyone wishes to use them, as new research appears all the time, some
showing what was once thought good is now bad. Caution is the watchword; check for downsides
and conflicts with any other treatment you may be having.
“ .. supplements can be a safe and effective way to manage, or even prevent, some of the most common and dreaded side
effects of cancer treatment and improve your overall wellness.” Shauna M. Birdsall, ND, FABNO, director of naturopathic
medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of Americalxv
It is noteworthy that supplements are incredibly safe, unlike prescription drugs. For example, there
was not one single death recorded in the USA in 2009 from supplements amongst the 2.5 million
cases reported to the USA’s Poison Control Centres (there were 500 deaths from other causes).lxvi
There are horrendous figures for deaths due to orthodox medicine’s involvement – drug side-effects,
often for drugs that are ineffective anyway; hospital-induced illnesses; medical accidents; etc. This
is not to decry orthodox medicine’s undoubted successes, but just to highlight that caution is
needed. However, all supplements have side-effects, albeit generally mild ones. It is prudent to
check whether any you propose to take may make an existing illness (other than the cancer) worse;
for example, if you have kidney problems, search for, say, “Astralagus and Kidney Disease” (in
fact, Astralagus is actually good for kidneys).
I also give the daily quantities that I take.
This list is not exhaustive. Tho’ I believe all of these apply to most cancers, it is as well to check
whether your particular cancer is known to be helped by those supplements you choose.
Aloe Veralxvii - 6gm
Alpha Lipoic Acidlxviii - 300mg
[Argininelxix - 1gm – probably not a good supplement for bladder cancerlxx]
Astralaguslxxi - 2 x 250mg
AveULTRAlxxii - 1 pack
Barley Grasslxxiii - 1gm
Bee Propopolislxxiv - 2 x 1gm
Beta Glucanlxxv - 500mg
Boswelialxxvi - 307mg (avoid for kidney problems)
Carnitine (as Acetyl L-Carnitine)lxxvii – 500mg
Carnosine (as L-Carnosine)lxxviii – 2 x 250mg
Cat's Claw 30mLlxxix - 5 drops
Cherry Fruit Extractlxxx - 500mg
Chlorellalxxxi - 1gm
Conjugated Linoleic Acidlxxxii - 500mg
Curcumin-0.9g + Piperenelxxxiii - 6 x 900mg – alas, not water or oil soluble; this powerful
supplement may soon be available in water soluble formlxxxiv
Cysteine (as N-Acytel Cysteine)lxxxv – 600mg
DHEAlxxxvi - 25mg
DIMlxxxvii - 2 x 100mg
DMAElxxxviii - 350mg
DMGlxxxix - 100mg
EDTAxc - 400mg
Flora Flor Essencexci (avoid for kidney problems)
Fucoidanxcii 2 x 300mg
Glutathionexciii - 500mg
Graviolaxciv - 2 x 650mg
Green tea extractxcv - various, including green tea leaves
Indole-3-Carbinalxcvi - 2 x 200mg
Inositolxcvii - not taken separately (it is in some of the other supplements)
Lactoferrin + Colostrumxcviii - 960mg
Lycopenexcix – 15mg
Melatoninc - 3mg
Melon - Bitter Melon Fruitci - 450mg
Multi vitamin and mineral setcii
Mushroom Extracts (Agaricus Blazei, Maitake, Mesima, Reishi, Shiitake)ciii various
Nattokinaseciv - 2 x 2,000FUs
Niacincv - 500mg (avoid for kidney problems)
Omega-3 DHA & EPA in various formscvi - 6mgcvii
Papayacviii - 50mg
Pau d’Arco tea - 1 – 3 tea bags
PeakImmune4cix - 8 x 250mg
Probioticscx - 2 x 16 billion various
Sterols - Phystosterolcxi - 937mg
Proline + Lysinecxii - 2 x 275mg each
Probiotics – enhance immune systemcxiii
Proteolytic Enzymescxiv - 3 different brands, so 3 x 500mg
Quercetincxv + Bromilaincxvi – 250mg + 375mg
Resveratrolcxvii - 16mg
Rosehipcxviii - 800mg
Saw Palmetto + Nettlecxix - 280mg
Seanolcxx - 400mg
Seleniumcxxi - 200mcg
Serrapeptasecxxii - 2 x 80,000
SOD - GliSODincxxiii - 250mg
Spirulina powdercxxiv - 1gm
Teas - 5 - 7 teabags, of Pau d’Arcocxxv, Tulsicxxvi, White Tea, or Green Tea (occasionally black)
Ubiquinol- Co-Enzyme Q10cxxvii - 100mg
Vit Ccxxviii as Magnesium Ascorbate – 2gm
Vit D3cxxix - 5,000IU
Vit Kcxxx - 100mcg
Vit K2cxxxi - 450mcg
Wheatgrasscxxxii - 1gm
Zinc (Gluconate)cxxxiii – 4 x 25mg
Other Treatments I use
It is known that cancer cells are more adversely sensitive to heat than normal cells, and thus more
liable to die. So raised temperature enhances the immune system to deal with the cancer, and makes
any chemotherapy or ingested supplements more efficacious. There are many examples of
spontaneous remission following fever, thought to be the result of the high body temperature this
caused – this is the basis too of BCG for bladder cancer8, and Coley’s Vaccine for cancer generally.
Therapy that raises the body’s temperature is called hyperthermia, in which a device applies heat to
the patient. The hyperthermia can be administered either locally or over the whole body.
In local hyperthermia, a device is placed over the specific area of the body to be heated. For
example, the doctor applies the hyperthermia device to the breast of a breast cancer patient to heat
up the area. This kind of hyperthermia can take place every other day.
8 As well as BCG being used as a bladder ‘wash’ for low-grade bladder cancer, researchers are finding that a BCG jab (such as is
normally given to cause immunity to TB) can also stimulate the immune system to fight cancer:
Whole-body hyperthermia is altogether different. The patient, wrapped in towels, lies naked on a
hyperthermia bed. The patient’s body temperature is gradually raised to about 105 degrees
Fahrenheit and kept at that temperature for about two hours. It’s possible to go a little higher — up
to 107 degrees, which is called “extreme hyperthermia.” Unlike local hyperthermia, whole-body
hyperthermia can’t be done more than once a week. (German Cancer Breakthrough, p.13)
There are three kinds of whole-body hyperthermia:
Moderate hyperthermia, in which the patient’s core temperature is raised to 101-103 degrees
Fahrenheit [=38-40C] for two hours, which simulates a natural fever.
Systemic hyperthermia, which raises the core temperature to 105 degrees F. = 40.5C
Extreme hyperthermia, which goes up to 107 degrees F. = 41.5C
I use a cocoon blanket-type hyperthermia kit, priced variably from about $250 to $600. This allows
a three-zone temperature infra-red setting (top, middle and bottom). I use 50C/55C/50C and lie in it
for 50 minutes (on alternate days) – my arm-pit temperature rises about 3C by the end, so
presumably inner core from 36.8 to 39.8C - then shower off.
An air ionizer (or negative ion generator) is a device that uses high voltage to ionize (electrically
charge) air molecules. Negative ions, or anions, are particles with one or more extra electrons,
conferring a net negative charge to the particle. Cations are positive ions missing one or more
electrons, resulting in a net positive charge. Most commercial air purifiers are designed to generate
negative ions. Another type of air ionizer is the ESD ionizer (balanced ion generator) used to
neutralize static charge.cxxxvi
Low-Dose Naltrexone - LDNcxxxvii
LDN is a safe and inexpensive prescription drug which can be used as immunotherapy for most
types of cancer and may also have direct anti-tumour activity.
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist. It blocks the receptors that bind heroin, morphine, other narcotic
drugs and the body's own endogenous opioids like beta endorphin. In doses of 50 mg a day or more,
it is used in narcotic and alcohol withdrawal.
When used in low doses (usually 4.5 mg), however, naltrexone increases the secretion of these
endogenous opioids, which not only relieve pain, but also regulate the immune system. This has led
to its use as a treatment for HIV/AIDS, autoimmune diseases and fibromyalgia. It is especially
popular as a treatment for multiple sclerosis.
LDN's Mode of Action in Cancer
In the 1980s, researchers like Ian S. Zagon noticed that when used in large doses, naltrexone
stimulated the growth of cancer, but low doses had the opposite effect. LDN increases the secretion
of several opioid peptides, such as beta endorphin and methionine enkephalin (also known as met
enkephalin and opioid growth factor or OGF).
Beta endorphin acts as a non-specific cancer immunotherapy by boosting the action of natural
killer cells (NK cells). Met enkephalin/OGF has direct anti-tumour action through opioid receptors
that have been detected in many types of malignant tumours. It inhibits angiogenesis (formation of
new blood vessels), without which cancer cannot grow.
LDN is not a "cure for cancer." It does not help everyone, but in many cases it can stop the growth
of tumours or even shrink them, but still the patient has to continue taking it until the rest of his life
or until a more effective treatment is found.
Clinical Trials, Studies and Publications
There are dozens of lab studies which show that either OGF or LDN can inhibit cancer growth in
the following types of cancer:
thyroid follicular cancer
head and neck cancer
renal cell cancer (kidney cancer)
Additionally, receptors for OGF have been found in throat cancer, brain tumours, breast cancer,
oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, leukaemia and multiple myeloma.
Beta-endorphin has been shown to suppress growth of prostate cancer.
Unfortunately, no proper clinical trials have been published on LDN. There are published case
studies of impressive results with LDN in metastatic pancreatic cancer (which is one of the most
notorious, if not the most notorious of all, cancers to treat) and B-cell lymphoma. In pancreatic
cancer, it was combined with alpha lipoic acid, which suppresses cancer growth by inhibiting NF-
Anecdotally, LDN has also been prescribed to help the following cancers:
There is now much research proving the interrelationship between the mind and the body, including
mental states affecting the outcomes of illnesses – of which the placebo effect is perhaps the most
famous. This covers three main areas: hypnotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and meditation.
Each has been shown to have a positive outcome for cancer.
Vit.D3 4,000IU-12,000IU daily – enhances efficacy of chemo
Magnesium 500mg daily – replaces severe depletion
Ubiquinol form of Co-enzyme Q10 – 200mg/day
glutamine powder 10 grams (3 scoops) 3 times a day to minimize the side effects of chemo
Vit.A – 3,000IU/850mcg
Vit.C – 5 gms/day
Curcumin + piperenecxl – 8 - 10 gms/day – enhances chemo, especially cisplatin
Green or white teacxli
Astralagus - an immune boostercxlii; anti-cancer generally;
Aloe Vera – enhances chemo’s effects, enhances apoptosis, improves immune system
Bromelain – 500mg
Resveratrol 500mg – enhances chemo’s effectcxliv - but may cause diarrhoeacxlv
Medicinal mushrooms – various
Exercise: as vigorous as possible – walking 30’ day, jogging if poss., and resistance training
Stay off sugar, sodium (salt) and fruit juices; and perhaps fish oilcxlvi
My Daily regime
This is one example of how I implement my anti-cancer days
Each day this is made up of four components (which often overlap):
1. General healthiness stuff:
Lots of fresh (raw) organic veggies and some low glycaemic fruits
Supplements such as vitamins & minerals, probiotics, proteolytic enzymes
Alkalising – lots of veggies
Minimise carbohydrates in general, but especially fast-carbs (sugar, bread,
potatoes, pasta) & alcohol
Exercise - walk, about one hour daily
Avoid unhealthy stuff: smoking, pollutants (aerosols – air-fresheners, solvents,
2. Specific anti-cancer stuff
Supplements such as curcumin, Graviola, Astralagus, Bee Propolis, Vit.D3,
Foods: pau d’arco & green/white tea (alternatively?), juicing & eating
cruciferous veggies (such broccoli, beetroot), extra virgin olive oilcxlviii
Avoid sugar, red meat (and maybe dairy productscxlix), processed meats, fried
foods – these foods promote cancer (especially sugar)
Oxygenate – ionisers, enhanced oxygen, vigorous exercisecl
3. Specific immune boosting stuff
Supplements such as PeakImmune4, Beta-Glucan, AveULTRA
Foods such as wheat-grass & spirulina+chlorella
Ionised air & (enhanced air) oxygen
4. Feedback – to let myself know how I’m going on
Daily: body composition: weight, muscle-mass, fat%, basal metabolic rat;
Bi-monthly/quarterly cancer marker tests (NMP22, CEA, etc),
Less frequent inflammation checks, mineral & vitamin blood levels.
On getting up: Nattokinase, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Egg, veggie sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes;
Supplements: NutriShieldcli package of vitamins, 2 x PeakImmune4, L-arginine
1gm, Vit.D3 2,400IU, Quercetin 800mg, L-Carnosine 250mg, fish-oil 1gm, folic
acid 400mcg, flaxseed oil 1gm, CLA 500mg, Nattokinase, Vit.K 100mcg, Vit.K2,
2 x curcumin+piperene 1000mg, niacin 100mg, manganese chloride 100mg,
Graviola x 2, Blue-Green algae; Cup of pau d'arco tea
Mid-morning – cup of white tea
Organic green salad, mushroom, garnished olive oil & organic apple vinegar,
cinnamon, chilli pepper, and Vit.D3 (& sometimes curcumin+biopiperene powder);
pau d'arco tea
Cup of white tea, with an apple and nuts
greens (broccoli, sprouts, leaves),veggie protein, fish or white meat. Berries. White
tea; L-Arganine 1gm, 1gm fish oil, Graviola 500mg x 2, Green sea algae, L-
Carnitine, pau d'arco tea
Low-Dose Naltrexone 4.5mg, Nattokinase, Serrapeptase, Melatonin
I also use coconut oil. I occasionally drink organic raw cocoa powder with xylitol & coconut milk.
About one hour’s fairly vigorous walk a day. Sometimes interval aerobic jogging for about30’.
50’ of enhanced ionised oxygen (30%) daily; an all night ioniser by my bed. Filtered water.
Hyperthermia alternate days: 50' @ about 50C
If I detect a resurgence of my cancer, I may do one or more of the following (some of which I’ve
done earlier but discontinued on the assumption either that it had done its work or was ineffective):
Mid-afternoon mashed ½ avocado & 8oz carrot juice (I did this for about a month early on).
The “How to stop cancer” protocol.clii
Revised Budwigcliv: 2 teaspoons of wild salmon oil & 2 tablespoons of un-denatured whey
hand mixed together and spooned in, 2-10 times a day for three days; thence once a day
thereafter. But there’s some debate about this revision. For original:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSoddptWL0s and http://www.budwig-videos.com/
EFT, Ukrain, Intravenous Vit.C
Del-Immune, Ultra H3 Plus, lactoferrin, PectaSol, Oncovite, Flor-Essence, Coley’s vaccine
cancer treatment, & Essiac – see http://www.geoffreyfalk.com/wp_blog/?p=3113)
Hydrazine Sulfate clv
This aspect of cancer management is vitally important yet one which the orthodox medical
establishment has very little knowledge or ability in. They rely on on-spot subjective assessments,
palpation (feeling for differences in the body, useful but hard to use to detect small improvements or
declines), occasional scans (CT, X-Ray, MRI, PET, Ultrasound), biochemistry done sporadically,
cancer tumour markers at times. Whilst these may be discussed at case-conferences, I know of no
case where these results are tracked and correlated with treatment over time.
An essential part of any cancer management is knowing how you are doing – feedback. Perhaps it is
because I am an Engineer that I am more sensitive than most to this very important aspect of
achieving a desired goal – encapsulated in the phrase “knowledge of results improves
performance”. To this end, the more you can do, the better you will know how you are progressing
and so be able to either make changes or continue a successful treatment. Think of doing the
Medical data – biochemistry (in particular, homocysteine9), cancer markers, scans,
consultations – so that you can detect any changes in your cancerousness
Body composition – a well-known side-effect of cancer is a rapid change in body
composition; particularly of muscle-mass – cachexiaclvi (not to be confused with sarcopenia,
muscle-loss due to ageing), which is itself enhanced by pro-inflammatory immune cells
(cytokines)clvii. Carnosine and Ubiquinol (enhance Co-enzyme Q10) may counteract this, as
may hydrazine sulphateclviii.
Nutrition – there is an ocean of anti-cancer dietary advice, much in conflict with one
another. For what it is worth, after reading a lot of this, I have come to believe that the best
nutrition is one with a lot of fresh fruit (preferably berries) and vegetables (especially
9 “The H-Factor Solution” – James Braly, ReadHowYouWant 2009 – recommends folate, B12, B6, B2, zinc, magnesium and TMG daily, in amounts
dependent on how much the homocysteine levels are above the healthy upper limit of 6 (mine is 18 as I write; it was 11 in the years before diagnosis).