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It’s unfortunate that the word “diet” has been so stigmatized in our western culture. The word “diet” and “deprivation” are almost synonymous according to the way we normally think of the term. But in reality, everyone is on a diet. Whatever foods you eat regularly constitute your diet.
It’s no secret that the average American diet is toxic. Fast food, preservatives, trans fats, monosodium glutamate (MSG), food coloring, and refined sugars all contribute to the toxicity in the average American’s diet. But beyond these food additives that undeniably make people sick, there are also plenty of vitamins and minerals that have been extracted from food supply in the United States. A lack of vitamins such as B15 and B17 has been shown to cause cancer. Indeed, vitamin B17 (also known as laetrile) is one of the most compelling “cancer treatments”. Many experts believe that cancer is nothing but a vitamin B17 deficiency disease.
But while taking vitamin B17 won’t hurt you if you’re battling cancer, it’s important to realize that there are other minerals like iodine that have been systematically removed from the American diet beginning in the 1970’s. Perhaps you eat your iodized table salt regularly and so you assume that all is well in terms of this vital mineral. But iodine vaporizes once that box of table salt is opened. And that’s not all. Bromine, another halogen gas that sits right above iodine on the periodic table, is a common ingredient in pesticides that are sprayed all over our food supply. Bromine is in fire retardants that coat our furnishings. And bromine has also replaced chlorine in pools. Bromine, unfortunately, competes with iodine in our bodies. If a person doesn’t consume enough iodine to combat their constant exposure to bromine, deficiency results. Iodine deficiency has been identified as strongly correlated with breast cancer, reproductive organ cancers, as well as other cancers.
But just taking vitamin B17 (in the form of apricot kernels) and iodine isn’t enough. Nutrition is a complicated science which is why it’s so easy for people to be fooled into thinking that their diet is nutritionally adequate when in reality, it’s far from it.
There are a number of Cancer Diets to choose from. The most unique are urine fasting and the ketogenic diet. Urine fasting is a diet that includes nothing but drinking one’s own urine. As such, it is the simplest and also one of the cheapest. The ketogenic diet stands out as remarkably different from the other diets. This diet excludes sugar, but embraces fats and proteins. The ketogenic diet would conflict with treatment protocols that work to raise pH (i.e. cesium therapy and sodium bicarbonate therapy) because proteins, particularly proteins from animal products, are extremely acidic.
While the Binzel Diet and the China Study diet aim to deprive cancer cells of food, other protocols like the Budwig Protocol are designed to detoxify the body and electrically recharge the healthy cells. The Binzel Diet emphasizes the use of vitamin B17 supplements while the China Study diet emphasizes the importance of avoiding animal products. Dr. Budwig, in contrast, dedicated her life to studying fats and oils and in her research discovered that trans fats and oils that are not cold-pressed and organic, cause cells to lose their vitality which leads to cancer and other degenerative diseases.
Dr. Budwig’s Diet is unique in its focus on a particular subset of fats. Her thoughts and therapeutic guidelines regarding the consumption of fats are unmatched by the other cancer diets presented in this book. Many of her guidelines, but in particular the consumption of her “quark recipe” can be followed while also following the guidelines of another cancer diet. Indeed, the Bill Henderson Protocol, incorporates Budwig’s principles along with principles regarding the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
The Gerson Diet is a well-known protocol that involves juicing. Like the Binzel Diet and the China Study diet it emphasizes the consumption of fruits and vegetables, but the Gerson Diet is different in that it emphasizes the consumption of raw fruits and vegetables mostly in the form of juice. Juicing makes the nutrients more bio-available and easier to absorb. The Gerson Diet is labor-intensive and very detailed, but it has been used to effectively cure a variety of diseases including tuberculosis.
Also included in the first part of the book is a chapter on colonic irrigation. The logic behind this is that the colon is an integral part of the digestive system and enemas are an integral part of several nutritional protocols, particularly the Gerson Diet. Many people use enemas or colonic irrigation as part of a comprehensive Cancer Protocol.