the business of being a natural mom in the modern world
I received this email from a client who sent it to me saying “I know this is like asking Jesus to read the new testament, but thought you might like to see this.”
While the sentiment cracked me up, clearly I cannot take credit for ‘inventing’ the information. Although I’ve been preaching it for years, I started learning from my teachers almost 20 years ago.
Well now the rest of the world is finally catching on. Below is a copy of the email, which is recommendations taken directly from the Johns Hopkins Newsletter on how to avoid/treat cancer.
This is significant because for years western medicine has by default recommended chemo and radiation. And while some people have benefited from these treatments, we have at the same time build huge multi-billion dollar treatment centers that are making lots of money treating cancer patients in this manner. To have an institution like Johns Hopkins now acknowledge that a lot of our behavior can be contributing to the cause of cancer is huge.
I’ve added a few things in red, but other than that the words are unchanged. Pass it to those you love.
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors. (Depression can also be a sign of nutritional deficiency.)
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
cells are being starved. (I recommend almond milk, see below for my recipe.)
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including be an sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. (Hot water and lemon first thing in the morning is the best way to make the body alkaline.)
f. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
buildup. (Adding digestive enzymes into your routine will help you digest meat more efficiently.)
g. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
h. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
i. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy
life. (We must start by forgiving ourselves on a daily basis if we are ever to be free.)
j. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
k. No plastic containers in micro. (I go one step further and say no microwaves. Ever.)
l. No water bottles in freezer. (I say no plastic water bottles at all, only glass or stainless.)
m. No plastic wrap in microwave. (See k above.)
Johns Hopkins recently sent this out in its newsletters. This
information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as
well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins
are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your
plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the
plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at
Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He
talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should
not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This
especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said the
combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the
food and ultimately into the cells of the body. (THIS INCLUDES PUTTING PLASTIC IN YOUR DISHWASHER, and using plastic to store salad dressing which contains fats in the form of oil. Do yourself a favor and throw out ALL your plastic and switch to glass.)
Instead, he recommends
using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for
heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such
things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed
from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn’t bad but you
don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass,
Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food
restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin
problem is one of the reasons.
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as
dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the
food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt
out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper
This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.
LORI’S ALMOND MILK RECIPE
Homemade YUMMY Almond Milk
This recipe is for a creamy batch, makes little over a half a gallon.
1/3 cup raw, organic almond butter (about $15/jar at your local health food store, yields about 4 gallons total per jar)
5 organic dates, pitted (about $9 for a bag of 25)
1 can Thai Kitchen Organic coconut milk (minimize your use of canned products as studies are showing evidence of BPA in canned goods)
3 quarts of clean water
Place all ingredients in a Vita-mix or a high-speed blender. Store in the fridge in a glass jar. Good luck keeping it in the house, it will be gone before you know it!!