Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cure for Cancer

Or killer, rather... but since cancer kills people, we want it dead, yeah?

So I know I'm not usually a utility model, but sometimes I learn stuff, and I really oughta share it...

Did you know we all have cancer in us, almost all the time? That the reason we get cancer bad enough to die from it is because our bodies lose (fail to get) what they need to fight it?

I saw a video last week that had a LITTLE of it debunked by a chemist friend of mine, but the gist of it is good.

1)  Don't smoke. (Duh) Wish a couple of my family members grasped this simple concept.

2) Avoid chemicals. This is broad and spreads through tons of domains from fish with mercury to processed foods with ingredients you can't pronounce. It also means organic vegetables and washing well because pesticides are (catch this)--CHEMICAL. Hormones are chemical. All that stuff intended to make food processors richer and food cheaper? Yeah, that's mostly chemical.

But I'm guessing that isn't new.

What was new to me was this:


Did you know cancer cells are so pernicious because they don't die natural cell death? So they grow tumors instead and take over. IODINE is what kills cancer cells. Pretty much the only thing. Cancer killers (chemotherapy and radiation) kill it ONCE but teach those damn cancer cells to fight back, so if it comes back, you're screwed... (or such is my exaggeration that isn't so far from truth. Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor, but I believe this)

Did you know ALSO that 97% of people are iodine deficient? No WONDER with all our medical progress, cancer deaths have NOT changed rates in a century.

Salt is fortified with iodine. But how much table salt do you eat in a day? How much CAN you? A dash? Whatever trickle comes through in your baking? My guess is not much and that's good because normal table salt just isn't all that great for you.

Iodine USED to be in BREAD but in the 70s they changed that for Bromine which is cheaper. And big surprise. Does NOT kill cancer cells. My chemist friend Steve assures me bromine doesn't take over Iodine receptors as the video I saw suggested (what goes in bread is BO3, not BO, so not capable of attaching to the same cells), but it remains that for a few decades we could count on bread subsidizing our iodine intake and now we can't, so we need to make a point of it (IT, being getting enough iodine).


1)  Sea salt. This doesn't have the same harmful effects (on blood pressure and so on) as table salt and we should try to get a teaspoon a day of it.
2) Sea vegetables (kelp comes to mind, but there are dozens)
3) organic cranberries
4) organic strawberries
5) organic yogurt
6) orange versions from the potato family (skin on)
7) organic navy beans

So there are some things to add to your diet. Unlike the chemical iodone, these won't get you to toxic levels, but they will help you fight cancer.


Natalie Aguirre said...

I've been using sea salt for a long time. I wish I could afford organic fruits and vegetables, but they're too expensive for us. I do wash my fruit and vegetables well. And cook my rice in way more water now to avoid arsenic, I think.

Old Kitty said...

Yes, organic is good for you!!! And luckily there are some great organic bargains these days (esp at my local Waitrose!!). Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And organic doesn't come with all of those chemicals. Thanks for the list, Hart.

Jill Haugh said...

Thanks for the reminders Hart.
When one purchases sea salt, go for the Celtic gray, moist salt. Grind it yourself in a mortar to really benefit from the 88 vitamins and minerals. Dried processed sea salt doesn't have those.
~Just Salty Jill

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I've been using a sea salt grinder for a while here. And we have been trying to cut down on any processed foods we eat. Good tips, Hart!

Helena said...

Next time I'm at Vitamin Cottage I'm buying sea salt. And since I'm a supplement freak I'm getting the bottle of kelp pills from the back of my cupboard and taking those pills more regularly.

Yolanda Renee said...

I'm highly allergic to Iodine, something the body needs, funny isn't it!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We eat organic veggies whenever possible for reasons beyond getting iodine. I'll have to pick up some sea salt though.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart .. seafood is good - and I love sea-salt, though I might try a 'rougher' version after seeing Jill's comment and I've been intending to try kelp for ages .. now's the time.

Great reminders ... thanks for this - cheers Hilary

Maurice Mitchell said...

Good common sense tips Hart.