Report #19

What is leukemia?

Leukemia is a cancer that begins in blood cells, or more precisely, in blood cell forming tissues of the body, like the bone marrow. Blood cells form in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft material in the center of most bones.

In people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. The abnormal cells are leukemia cells. The types of leukemia are grouped by how quickly the disease develops and gets worse. Leukemia is either chronic (gets worse slowly) or acute (gets worse quickly).

  • Chronic leukemia — Early in the disease, the abnormal blood cells can still do their work, and people with chronic leukemia may not have any symptoms. Slowly, chronic leukemia gets worse. It causes symptoms as the number of leukemia cells in the blood rises.
  • Acute leukemia — The abnormal blood cells cannot carry out their normal work. The number of abnormal cells increases rapidly. Acute leukemia worsens quickly.

The standard allopathic treatment of acute leukemia is high dose chemotherapy. The treatment is highly toxic, and the long-term survival rate is low. On this page we will examine non-toxic protocols for leukemia that are available in integrative medicine.

There is a school of thought that holds that leukemias are caused by fungus. Whether this is true in all cases is questionable, but it is beyond doubt that leukemia and fungal infections go hand-in-hand. Despite the complete disinterest of allopathic medicine in the dietary connection concerning leukemia, all holistic experts agree that the patient should avoid eating all foods that contain large quantities of fungal material. To this category belong all cereals, grains, bread, peanut and corn kernels, among other food items. Sometimes just changing one's diet to an entirely fungus-free regimen may eliminate many symptoms of the disease. This is not to suggest that a change in diet can cure leukemia, but the wrong type of foods may cause opportunistic fungal infections, with potentially fatal consequences. If your oncologist declares that this is a fairy-tale, remember that it is your life at stake, not his. If he is wrong, he can later say, Oops, sorry, but you won't be there to forgive him.

Dr. David A. Holland, M.D. is quoted at about potentially toxic foods. Cancer patients, particularly leukemic patients, should regard these food items as dangerous, and avoid them carefully.

1. Alcoholic beverages

Alcohol is the mycotoxin of the Saccharomyces yeast--brewer’s yeast. Other mycotoxins besides alcohol can also be introduced into these beverages through the use of mold-contaminated grains and fruits. Producers often use grains that are too contaminated with fungi and mycotoxins to be used for table foods, so the risk is higher that you are consuming more than just alcohol in your beverage (Council for Agricultural Science and technology. Mycotoxins: Economic and Health Risks. Task Force Report Number 116. CAST. Ames, IA. Nov 1989). Before you drink for the health of your heart, consider the other possible risks of drinking. There are safer ways of consuming antioxidants.

2. Corn

Corn is "universally contaminated" with fumonisin and other fungal toxins such as aflatoxin, zearalenone and ochratoxin (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. Mycotoxins: Risks in Plant, Animal and Human Systems. Task Force Report No. 139. Ames, IA. Jan 2003). Fumonisin and aflatoxin are known for their cancer-causing effects, while zearalenone and ochratoxin cause estrogenic and kidney-related problems, respectively. Just as corn is universally contaminated with mycotoxins, our food supply seems to be universally contaminated with corn--it’s everywhere! A typical chicken nugget at a fast food restaurant consists of a nugget of corn-fed chicken that is covered by a corn-based batter that is sweetened with corn syrup!

3. Wheat

Not only is wheat often contaminated with mycotoxins, but so are the products made from wheat, like breads, cereals, pasta, etc. Pasta may be the least-"offensive" form of grains since certain water-soluble mycotoxins, such as deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin), are partially removed and discarded when you toss out the boiling water that you cooked the pasta in. Unfortunately, traces of the more harmful, heat-stable and fat-soluble mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin, remain in the grain. Regarding breads--it probably doesn’t matter if it’s organic, inorganic, sprouted, blessed or not--if it came from a grain that has been stored for months in a silo, it stands the chance of being contaminated with fungi and mycotoxins.

4. Barley

Similar to other grains that can be damaged by drought, floods and harvesting and storage processes, barley is equally susceptible to contamination by mycotoxin-producing fungi. Barley is used in the production of various cereals and alcoholic beverages.

5. Sugar (sugar cane and sugar beets)

Not only are sugar cane and sugar beets often contaminated with fungi and their associated fungi, but they, like the other grains, fuel the growth of fungi. Fungi need carbohydrates--sugars--to thrive.

6. Sorghum

Sorghum is used in a variety of grain-based products intended for both humans and animals. It is also used in the production of alcoholic beverages.

7. Peanuts

A 1993 study demonstrated 24 different types of fungi that colonized the inside of the peanuts used in the report (Costantini, A. Etiology and Prevention of Atherosclerosis. Fungalbionics Series.1998/99). And this was after the exterior of the peanut was sterilized! So, when you choose to eat peanuts, not only are you potentially eating these molds, but also their mycotoxins. Incidentally, in the same study the examiners found 23 different fungi on the inside of corn kernels. That said, if you choose to plant your own garden in an attempt to avoid mycotoxin contamination of corn or peanuts, it does you no good if the seed (kernel) used to plant your garden is already riddled with mold.

8. Rye

The same goes for rye as for wheat and other grains. In addition, when we use wheat and rye to make bread, we add two other products that compound our fungal concerns: sugar and yeast!

9. Cottonseed

Cottonseed is typically found in the oil form (cottonseed oil), but is also used in the grain form for many animal foods. Many studies show that cottonseed is highly and often contaminated with mycotoxins.

10. Hard Cheeses

Here’s a hint: if you see mold growing throughout your cheese, no matter what you paid for it, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s a mycotoxin not far from the mold. It is estimated that each fungus on Earth produces up to three different mycotoxins. The total number of mycotoxins known to date numbers in the thousands.

On the other hand, some cheeses, such as Gouda cheese, are made with yogurt-type cultures, like Lactobacillus, and not fungi (Costantini, 1998/99). These cheeses are a much healthier alternative, fungally speaking.

Naturally, with this list coming from a group that opposes eating food that is merely contaminated with fungi, we’d certainly oppose eating the fungus itself! That would include common table mushrooms and so-called myco-protein food products.

Other foods that could potentially make our list are rice, oats and beans, given that these too are sources of carbohydrates. And occasionally food inspectors will come across a batch of mold-contaminated rice or oats. However, all other things being equal, these crops are generally more resistant to fungal contamination (CAST 1989).

This advice comes from David A. Holland, M.D., co-author of a series of best-selling books on the nature of cancer and on the role of fungal infections in human health.

Vitamin C, the life saver

The story of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer is similar to the medical history of ozone, DMSO, Cantron/Protocel, Cesium Chloride, etc. The AMA, FDA, and the rest of the allopathic medical establishment fought against the implementation of these therapies with single-minded ferocity. Physicians' offices were raided by gun-toting agents, equipment confiscated, and doctors sent to jail on trumped up charges. When the person was too well known, the standard strategy was to ridicule and discredit him. Among many others, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Linus Pauling, both Nobel laureates, became victims of an allopathic witch hunt, because they dared to suggest that vitamin C maybe the answer to the dread disease. Hundreds of others were persecuted and punished for using a protocol that has been documented and published in major peer reviewed medical journals as early as the nineteen fifties.

The fact that the international research community produced - and is still producing - tons of evidence that vitamin C is one of the most potent anti-cancer and anti-microbial agents in existence, does not prevent the medical authorities from suppressing its use in medicine. Enter the search term, <vitamin C>, in PubMed, and 33 thousand listings come up. Enter <vitamin C cancer> in Google, and 1.5 million pages come up.

Anyone with leukemia, particularly acute leukemia, will want to read this report with great care and full attention. Dr. Stone has been one of the greatest scientists of his time.

Dr. Irwin Stone, Ph.D. writes:

" Dr. Pauling rightly pointed out that leukemia patients are much like scurvy victims. Leukemia patients' systems devour vitamin C ravenously. If it is not given to them, the bruising and hemorrhaging begins. Vitamin C is used by the body to strengthen cells and keep them from rupturing. Vitamin C can keep the spleen from enlarging, as well as the heart and liver. White blood cells increase immunity prowess as vitamin C is one of their main ingredients. In the leukemic patient it is the bleeding, organ hypertrophy, and infection that brings demise. Vitamin C raises interferon levels and can keep fevers from infections down or from doing damage. Like many people with blood disorders, leukemics run low-grade temperatures to generate body heat, but this can develop into deadly fevers when immature cells invade the blood. Vitamin C can stop or reduce the damage from this. Along with other supplements and wholesome foods, as we will see, a great deal of carnage can be prevented. In holistic thinking, if the disease cannot be cured, then you can create a body that can withstand further assaults of the illness, a concept totally foreign to our drug dominant medical system.

It is a hard clinical fact that leukemics have pathologically low levels of ascorbic acid in their blood plasma. It is not only the biochemical stresses of the leukemic disease which lowers the plasma ascorbic acid levels, but also the abnormally large volumes of white blood cells which scavenge and remove the remaining ascorbic acid from the blood serum. The white blood cells, which selectively absorb up to 40 times more ascorbic acid from the blood serum than red cells, do a fine job in removing the final traces of ascorbic acid from the blood serum and trap it within their cells and make it unavailable to the tissues.

The fact that there is no ascorbic acid left in the blood plasma deprives the tissues of the body of this most important and essential metabolite. The synthesis of collagen for maintaining the strength of the tissues, the blood vessels and capillaries, is dependent on an adequate supply of ascorbic acid in the blood plasma. If the blood plasma is deficient in ascorbic acid, collagen production will stop and the mechanical strength of the tissues, blood vessels and capillaries will weaken, and hemorrhage will result.

Our first line of defence against infection, phagocytosis, is also an ascorbic acid dependent process. Phagocytosis is the gobbling up and digestion of invading bacteria in the blood stream and tissues by white blood cells. Under normal conditions, with a good supply of ascorbic acid in the blood serum, any injury or bacteria getting into the tissues attracts hordes of white cells to the area; and they immediately go to work swallowing and digesting the bacteria and foreign material. In the process of phagocytosis, the number of bacteria ingested and digested is directly related to the blood serum levels of ascorbic acid. When the ascorbic acid levels are low, or absent, phagocytosis stops and the bacteria grow and reproduce in the tissues, and a full blown infection develops.

It is no wonder that what kills most leukemics is not the neoplastic disease itself, but hemorrhage and infection. This is a statistical fact. Both lack of resistance to infections and hemorrhaging are pathognomonic symptoms of scurvy. Leukemics are suffering from uncorrected hypoascorbemia or severe chronic subclinical scurvy in addition to leukemia; and they require high levels of ascorbic acid amounting to many grams per day to conquer their severe hypoascorbemia. If we can prevent them from dying of the manifestations of scurvy, it may be found that leukemia itself may not be such a serious, fatal disease, after all."
Dr. Irwin Stone Ph.D. (1907-1984) a biochemist and chemical engineer and author. Irwin Stone introduced Linus Pauling to Vitamin C and can be said to have essentially founded the discipline of orthomolecular medicine.

While vitamin C by itself will not cure leukemia, it can save the life of the leukemia patient by preventing/controlling hemorrhage and infections. It can strengthen the body and protect it against the deadly effects of the disease. It is also a very powerful and effective antifungal agent, and as such, it can protect the organism from opportunistic fungal infections.

If you go to PubMed and type in, <vitamin c leukemia>, hundreds of abstracts will come up. They are only the tip of an iceberg. Many decades ago it has been proven beyond the shadow of doubt that Dr. Stone and his many medical associates were right. Your oncologist will sneer at the concept. It is not FDA approved, so it must be quackery. The fact that the treatment makes sense, that it is supported by medical research scientists all over the world, and it works, is beside the point; it is the regulatory procedure that counts. If tomorrow morning a pharma sales rep would show up on his doorstep with an approved, patented synthetic form of vitamin C, the oncologist would incorporate it in his practice without a word, as long as it would be expensive enough to bring a healthy commission.


"I became interested in vitamin C and cancer in 1971 and began working with Ewan Cameron, M.B., Ch.B., chief surgeon at Vale of Leven Hospital in Scotland. Cameron gave 10 grams of vitamin C a day to patients with untreatable, terminal cancer.   These patients were then compared by Cameron and me to patients with the same kind of cancer at the same terminal stage who were being treated in the same hospital but by other doctors--doctors who didn't give vitamin C, but instead just gave conventional treatments.   Cameron's terminal cancer patients lived far longer compared to the ones who didn't get 10 grams a day of vitamin C. The other patients lived an average of six months after they were pronounced terminal, while Cameron's patients lived an average of about six years. "--Linus Pauling Interview by Peter Chowka 1996

"Vitamin C extends the lives of cancer patients, confirmed by Drs Murata & Fukumi Morishige in 1981. In their study, patients who received 5-30 grams daily as their only therapy lived an average of 6.2 times as long as those on 4 gms or less. Those suffering from cancer of the uterus who took vitamin C lived an average of 15.4 times as long than those receiving little or no vitamin C supplementation."--- Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D.

"Mr X has a lack of vitamin C and contracts a cold. The cold leads to pneumonia. Mr X dies and his body is taken to the mortuary…not with the diagnosis "lack of vitamin C", but with the diagnosis "pneumonia". This does not matter for him any more, but matters for the rest of mankind, which is mislead in its thinking and judgement about vitamins."---Dr Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, nobel prize winner for discovering Ascorbate.

"I have been consulted by many researchers who proposed bold studies of the effects of massive doses of ascorbate.   Every time the university center, the ethics committee, the pharmacy committee, etc. deny permission for the use of massive doses of ascorbate and render the study almost useless.  Seasoned researchers depending upon government grants do not even try to study adequate doses.   All of this results in a massive accumulation of knowledge about very little which gives the impression that there is no more of real importance to be learned. This accumulation of minutia hides the great effects of ascorbate already known by some.  As you read these learned papers, you will realize that they seem to be completely unaware of the uses of massive doses of ascorbate.  One of the most amusing aspects of this research are the speculations and research into the toxicity and other adverse reactions of tiny doses of ascorbate when many have used for years 20 to 100 times the amounts being discussed."--Dr Cathcart, M.D.

"In one case where complete remission was achieved in myelogenous leukemia…the patient took 24-42 gms vitamin c per day…it is inconcievable that no-one appears to have followed this up….without the scurvy, leukemia may be a relatively benign, non fatal condition. I wrote a an attempt to have the therapy clinically tested..I sent it to 3 cancer journals and 3 blood was refused by all….Two without even reading it."---Irwin Stone, Ph.D.

“... with leukemic lymphadenosis, even if the illness is not yet very life-threatening, a substantial vitamin C deficit is already present... this demonstrable deficit warrants the application of vitamin C, particularly in the treatment of the lymphatic forms of chronic leukemia... Dr. Alfred Vogt, M.D.

Please note: vitamin C therapy for acute leukemia requires therapeutic doses, infused intravenously. Discuss the size of the dose with an experienced integrative physician. A medical doctor or oncologist without training and experience in intravenous vitamin C treatments is not qualified to design the treatment protocol.

Some titles of published papers from PubMed, using the search term, <vitamin c leukemia>:

Ascorbic acid induces apoptosis in adult T-cell leukemia.

Role of glycolysis inhibition and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase activation in necrotic-like cell death caused by ascorbate/menadione-induced oxidative stress in K562 human chronic myelogenous leukemic cells.

Oxidative stress by ascorbate/menadione association kills K562 human chronic myelogenous leukaemia cells and inhibits its tumour growth in nude mice.

Activation of Raf1 and the ERK pathway in response to l-ascorbic acid in acute myeloid leukemia cells.

Supplemental ascorbate or alpha-tocopherol induces cell death in Cu-deficient HL-60 cells.

L-ascorbic acid represses constitutive activation of NF-kappaB and COX-2 expression in human acute myeloid leukemia, HL-60.

L-Ascorbic acid induces apoptosis in acute myeloid leukemia cells via hydrogen peroxide-mediated mechanisms.

Induction of the differentiation of HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells by L-ascorbic acid.

Vitamin C suppresses TNF alpha-induced NF kappa B activation by inhibiting I kappa B alpha phosphorylation.

Ascorbic acid enhances the apoptosis of U937 cells.

Myeloperoxidase-dependent caspase-3 activation and apoptosis in HL-60 cells: protection by the antioxidants ascorbate and (dihydro)lipoic acid.

Synergistic cytotoxic action of vitamin C and vitamin K3.

Ascorbic acid enhances arsenic trioxide-induced cytotoxicity in multiple myeloma cells.

Cytotoxic effect of substitution at 2-, 6-, and 2,6-positions in ascorbic acid on malignant cell line.

Ascorbic acid in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Growth suppression of malignant leukemia cell line in vitro by ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and its derivatives.

Inhibitory effects of ascorbic acid on growth of leukemic and lymphoma cell lines.

Ascorbate on cell growth and differentiation.

If intravenous application is not immediately available, vitamin C can also be taken orally. Experts suggest that it should be taken often during the day in small doses, instead of consuming a large quantity at one time. Vitamin C is completely non-toxic, but at large oral doses it can cause loose stool.

Where to find a doctor who is able and willing to offer intravenous vitamin C treatment?

Any doctor who gives intravenous chelation treatments is usually willing to give intravenous vitamin C, but make it sure that he/she is experienced with the protocol. Otherwise the dose maybe so small that it will have little effect on the patient's condition. Doctors who are not familiar with the treatment want to be on the safe side, and instead of using therapeutic doses, they use tiny ones.

Could the route of administering vitamin C make a significant difference? Yes it could. New data shows that how one gives ascorbic acid has a big impact on the amount that actually becomes physiologically available. An April, 2004 study by scientists at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that much more vitamin C gets taken up when it is given via the intravenous route than when the vitamin is taken orally. The authors of the study include Sebastian J. Padayatty, MD of the Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Section at one of the NIH institutes, and his chief, Mark A. Levine, MD. Both are highly regarded figures in academic circles. Dr. Levine is a Harvard Medical School graduate who carried out the laboratory work that convinced the National Academy of Science to increase the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C. (In 2000, the RDA for men was increased from 60 to 90 mg daily, and for women the RDA was increased from 60 to 75 mg daily.)
In the Padayatty study, 17 healthy hospitalized volunteers were given either oral or intravenous doses of vitamin C, and blood plasma levels were calculated for a dose range of 1 to 100 grams
. The authors reported that "peak plasma vitamin C concentrations were higher after administration of intravenous doses than after administration of oral doses?and the difference increased according to dose."

In fact, the blood concentration of Vitamin C when given intravenously was 6.6 times greater than when the same amount was given orally. However, this hardly tells the full story. The maximum tolerated doses also differed significantly according to whether the vitamin C was administered orally or intravenously. The maximum tolerated oral dose was calculated to be three grams every four hours, but when the vitamin C was given intravenously the researchers found they could give a 50 gram dose in the same period. Furthermore, plasma concentrations up to sixty times greater could be achieved using the intravenous route.

For a list of clinics that offer intravenous vitamin C treatments in the USA and Canada, please click here.

The following message is not about leukemia, but it concerns the size of dosages, so it may be of interest to leukemia patients, too.

Subject: iv Sodium Ascorbate For Terminal Cancer
Date: 10/29/2006

Hi I notice that many people are using the IV SA (Vitamin C) 50 grams twice a week. This dose did not work for me. My tumour marker increased in fact, it doubled in three weeks and another tumour started to protude through my abdominal wall. I increased my dose to 100 grams daily then 125 grams every third day. I started the IV SA the first week of July 2006 and by mid October 2006 my scan was completely clear. One tumour on the pelvic wall had disappeared and substantial tumours on the colon had vanished but the small tumour on my abdominal wall is still here but it has almost gone. My husband is a doctor and we decided to increase to 200 grams daily if need be because my ovarian cancer is so aggressive and I was going down hill very quickly. I had got to the stage where I was sleeping all day and had recurrent intestinal blockages. My fentanyl dose was 125 daily with extra morphine. I had been in a hospice and hospital for seven months. Now I take no painkillers at all and I can shop and drive again. More importantly, I can look after my four children : 24,22,20 and 4 years old.
We did the IVSA every night in our bedroom using a very fast drip to get the high saturation levels that are needed. A slow drip did not work for me. 100grams over 2 1/2 hours. With r-ala and K2 and K1. The cost was about $1600 monthly due to the cost of the drip equipment and solutions but then again if someone had told me that if I was to pay $5000 and get well I would have thought the price was cheap!!

If the 50 grams does not work and I know a few people that have not responded to it, try a higher dose at a faster drip rate. Marian.

In Canada, naturopathic physicians are licensed to provide intravenous treatments in 5 provinces: British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. To find a naturopathic doctor in Canada, go to . Click on ENGLISH or FRANCAIS for the language of your choice. The page of
The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors will come up. At the top of the page, there are links to the different provinces. Click on the province of your choice, scroll a little down on the page that comes up, and click on FIND. For US practitioners, please click here.

Next, let us consider a protocol that is capable of going after the cancer in the bone marrow, and eliminating it there.

DMSO is able to penetrate the bone. It seeks out selectively cancer cells. DMSO is a potent anti-cancer agent all by itself. If mixed with sodium bicarbonate, it will carry it into the cancer cells in the bone marrow. Whether this will cure leukemia is not known, but the DMSO/sodium solution will destroy the fungal microbe in all cancer cells that it will reach. A cancer cell with a dead fungal colony within will soon die.

The solution can be applied intravenously, orally or topically. If taken orally, the stomach should not be empty. Dosages must be discussed with an experienced holistic doctor.

This mixture of DMSO and sodium bicarbonate will not only destroy cancer cells, it will also carry out a general housecleaning by eliminating funguses in the system This is a very important aspect of the therapy for the leukemia patient.

The DMSO/sodiumbicarbonate treatment is compatible with vitamin C. The exact methods of delivery for both substances, as well as dosage and frequency, must be discussed with your holistic doctor.

Avemar is another new natural anti-cancer treatment option. The clinical trial results are exremely impressive. There are no published reports on human clinical trials with leukemia patients using Avemar, but laboratory research has already produced excellent results. From a research paper, titled
Fermented Wheat Germ Extract Inhibits Glycolysis/Pentose Cycle Enzymes and Induces Apoptosis through Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase Activation in Jurkat T-cell Leukemia Tumor Cells :

Wikipedia: Jurkat cells are an immortalized line of T lymphocyte cells that are used to study acute T cell leukemia and T cell signaling. Jurkat cells are also useful in science because of their ability to produce interleukin 2. Their primary use, however, is to determine the mechanism of differential susceptibility of cancers to drugs and radiation.

The Jurkat cell line (originally called JM) was established in the late 1970s from the peripheral blood of a 14 year old boy with T cell leukemia.)
Avemar is a natural fermented wheat germ extract with no known toxicities, and it is a strong regulator of leukemia tumor cell macromolecule synthesis, cell cycle progression, apoptosis, and proliferation. Avemar regulates metabolic enzymes that are involved in glucose carbon redistribution between proliferation-related structural and functional macromolecules (RNA, DNA). Avemar treatment results in profound intracellular metabolic changes that bring devastating consequences for the proliferation of leukemia cells of the lymphoid lineage. Although the clinical applicability of Avemar together with current chemotherapies, surgical interventions, and radiation therapies has to be determined in controlled blinded clinical studies, this fermented wheat germ extract has a clear and definite anti-proliferative action that targets nucleic acid synthesis enzymes and induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis through a caspase-based mechanism as reported herein.

Avemar is compatible with vitamin C and DMSO/sodiumbicarbonate. It is taken orally, in capsules. Dosage and frequency should be determined by a holistic doctor.

Nano-silver kills viruses, bacteria, protozoa and fungus. In laboratory tests Nanosil killed thousands of strains of problematic bacteria like Staph, TB, Strep, E-coli, Salmonella, different strains of yeasts, and even anthrax spores, etc. In African clinical studies it eliminated malaria protozoa in malaria patients within 5 days. This was such a remarkable achievement that the manufacturer has been invited to testify in front of the Congress.

The leukemia patient will want nano-silver to enter the cancer cells and enhance the anti-fungal effects of sodium bicarbonate. There is no contra-indication against mixing nano-silver with DMSO/sodiumbicarbonate. A solution of these three agents will go far in cleansing the body of fungal infections, and killing fungal microbes in cancer cells.

In an article on the use of Artemisinin for cancer, a researcher at the Brewer Science Library cites it as being highly effective for breast cancer, lymphoma, and particularly leukemia

"More aggressive cancers such as pancreatic and acute leukemia ... respond even better.  Slower cancers, such as nonaggressive prostate cancers, do not respond as well.

Artemisinin also seeks out selectively cancer cells. Artemisinin becomes cytotoxic (cell killing) in the presence of ferrous iron. Cancer cells require much more iron to multiply than normal cells do. To accommodate a rate of iron intake greater than normal cells, cancer cells' surfaces feature greater concentrations of transferrin receptors - cellular pathways that allow iron into a cell.

As Artemisinin is taken orally, it can be used as an adjunctive treatment to the above protocols. It is non-toxic, and inexpensive. It is not clear how it reaches the bone marrow, but according to research data, it has been shown to be effective against acute leukemia. Your holistic doctor may have access to injectable Artemisinin, in which case it can be applied intravenously.

Ellagic acid, whether taken as food, or as a supplement, is totally harmless. There is no toxic dose, and no side effects. At the same time, it is a powerful anti-cancer substance. In other words, it kills cancer cells. This has been proven beyond doubt through human and animal trials. Its cancer killing ability has also been demonstrated in hundreds of in vitro laboratory tests (see PubMed citations, as well as the Thorpe-Vargas postings). Similar positive effects were observed in breast, pancreas, esophageal, skin, colon, leukemia and prostate cancer cells exposed to Ellagic Acid. The ellagitannins also produce a breakdown in human leukemia cells.

Ellagic acid is taken orally, in capsules.
It is non-toxic, inexpensive, and has a well-proven anti-cancer capability. There is no contra-indication against taking ellagic acid with any other treatment.

Cantron/Protocel is another option for leukemia patients. It is non-toxic, inexpensive, taken orally in small quantities. This protocol must not be mixed with any other without consulting the vendor.

Please keep in mind several things when using Cantron/Protocel. In many cases, this protocol has not been proven successful
beyond the first 12-16 months. That has never been the fault of Cantron or Protocel, but rather the result of using it without a comprehensive protocol of nutritional and supplemental support. Do not rely on any remedy or drug to provide long-term survival all by itself. Study these reports, then consult with the vendor, but make your own final decisions with the help of your holistic physician.


Little Sydney was diagnosed at just two years old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her parents did not know about alternatives at first, and Sydney’s doctors put her through extensive chemotherapy that first year. Everyone hoped this would put Sydney into remission, but by the end of the first year Sydney relapsed. At this point, her doctors proclaimed that Sydney’s only chance was a bone marrow transplant. However, when her parents found out that this risky procedure only offered a 5% chance of cure, they felt that was not good enough for their little girl. Someone told them about Protocel, so they immediately put Sydney on Protocel™ Formula 23 while they were trying to decide what to do. Within a short time, all Sydney’s diagnostic tests were showing her clear of cancer – including a bone marrow sample. So, the bone marrow transplant was never needed. Sydney’s parents kept her on Protocel for a few years, then stopped it, and Sydney has never had a recurrence of her leukemia. Over 8 years old now, she has lived the life of a normal little girl and continues to remain cancer-free.

Cesium - High pH Therapy kills cancer cells through a mechanism that is similar to that of sodium bicarbonate. Both substances alkalize the cell, killing in it the fungal presence. The cesium protocol must be carried out under the guidance of an experienced expert. It cannot be mixed with other treatment methods, unless the mixing is approved by your expert guide or your holistic doctor. It is not known whether the cesium protocol is more effective against leukemia than DMSO/sodiumbicarbonate/nano-silver. As a treatment, it is more expensive and more complex than the others, mentioned above.

The cesium protocol is generally regarded as a very powerful anti-cancer treatment, but there is little clinical data available on the results. The best method to find out how well it works against leukemia is to call the vendor or one of the physician consultants, and ask them about it. Very few licenced doctors, including integrative ones, know about the treatment, and even less practise it, which is a great loss for cancer patients.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy is yet another method to treat leukemia. There is no contra-indication against using IPT parallel with vitamin C. Insulin potentiation is usually applied with small doses of standard chemotherapeutic agents, using glucose solution as a trojan horse. However, the same potentiation could also be used for leading sodium bicarbonate/nano-silver into the cancer cells. By the same token, chemotherapeutic agents could also be potentiated by intravenous DMSO, instead of insulin. If either insulin potentiation, or DMSO potentiated chemo appeals to you, discuss the options with your holistic doctor.

What does all this mean to the leukemia patient?

It means that he/she has a very good fighting chance to control, and possibly eliminate the disease, as long as the organism has not been damaged beyond repair by full dose standard chemo and radiation treatments. The above described therapies should be carefully discussed with experienced holistic experts, and applied under guidance. In order to prevent recurrence, please study Long Term Survival.

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