Aspirin For Cancer

Does Aspirin Reduce Cancer Rates

Aspirin is a synthetic form of a natural medicine which comes from White Willow Bark.  The herb, which is unadulterated,  is the best form of this medicine to take, but even then, long periods of taking white willow bark would not generally be recommended by most alternative therapists.

DSCO 1855

The British medical magazine The Lancet has come out with an article which claims that Aspirin can reduce the likelihood of one’s succumbing to cancer.

Mind you, alternative health practitioners have known about the value of aspirin in treating cancer and melanoma for decades.  It’s just that the findings of alternative health practitioners is not taken too seriously on the whole:  alternative therapists do not have the backing of big drug companies to aid their research.  And this leads me to wonder just who is behind this latest ‘Prevent Cancer With Aspirin’ craze?  You can bet that some powerful drug company is behind this:  Watch out for a price increase on Aspirin……..

Yes – Aspirin has been used as part of at least one alternative method for CURING cancer for at least 50 years or more.  Dr Max Gerson found that using aspirin, combined with Vitamin C, was effective in counteracting the pain in his cancer patients, as well as being effective in playing a part in reducing their cancers.  Vitamin C was used with the Aspirin, as this helped reduce the negative reactions of aspirin.

However, this treatment is a little different to what the lancet is recommending.  The Lancet, according to what i have gleaned from the BBC report on the 8th December 2010, is not suggesting that Vitamin C be taken with the Aspirin treatment.  This means that the negative effects of the aspirin will not be alleviated at all.  Also, the lancet is suggesting that people take Aspirin over a long period, which could be very HARMFUL to people.

On the 8th December, the local New Zealand Herald  reported the Lancet as saying that the longer Aspirin was taken, the better were the benefits.  The Lancet studies reportedly said that over 20 years of taking Aspirin reduced  the risk of getting  prostate cancer by 10 %, and that a reduction of  60% for oesophageal cancer was documented, and that the risk of bowel cancer was reduced by a third over the same period of time.

Aspirin Can Cause Internal Bleeding: Dr Max Gerson, and others, did not recommend the use of Aspirin over long periods.  Rather, they saw Aspirin, in combination with Vitamin C to enhance the benefits of the Aspirin,  as being used as a shorter-term medication until the cancer patient had recovered.  And this is because Aspirin CAN BE DAMAGING TO THE KIDNEYS.  ASPIRIN CAN ALSO DAMAGE THE CAPILLIARIES.  ASPIRIN CAN CAUSE STROKE AND HEART ATTACK.  ASPIRIN CAN CAUSE BLEEDING OF THE STOMACH AND BOWEL.

Of course, the Lancet says that you should consult your doctor about taking Aspirin in order to prevent your risk of cancer, or heart disease or stroke.

But why not use your common sense instead?  Aspirin should never be taken as an on-going medication.  Whilst it might have about a 20% effect in reducing the risk of cancer, taking aspirin does not ensure that you never get cancer.  it only reduces the risk  by about a quarter.  And meanwhile, by taking Aspirin long-term, you will be eroding your kidneys, heart, liver, and other organs.

For further reading on suggested natural cancer treatment read

Vitamin C and Cancer

Ginger For Arthritic Pain

Benefits of Ginger

Ginger Helps Arthritis: Research has shown that ginger is effective in treating arthritic pain. Just half a teaspoon of powdered ginger taken each day can ease the pain of arthritis. Alternatively, 35g, or about 6 teaspoons, of freshly grated ginger roots can be taken each day to help pain relief.

Ginger increases circulation, which is probably why it has such a beneficial effect in treating arthritis:

More blood circulates to the arthritic joints, and inflammatory poisons are carried away more efficiently when ginger is added to the diet.

How To Take Your Ginger To Help Arthritic Pain:

Take your powdered ginger in ginger tea.

Add ginger to your cooking. Curries and stews and cakes and cookies can be laced with ginger to good effect. Go easy on the ginger cookies, though, as too much sugar is bad for arthritis.

Mix your half teaspoon of powdered ginger with a teaspoon of honey and take as a medicine daily.

Use Olive Oil or Grape Seed Oil:   Use more natural  good quality  oils in the diet. Putting raw olive oil  on at least one meal a day will help to lubricate oil joints and will benefit your brain and nervous system.   Massage your tender joints with olive oil each night to help circulation. Massage with olive oil also has a healing effect on the inner tissues of the area being massaged.

Ginger Footbath: Use a daily ginger footbath to help increase circulation and alleviate arthritic pain. See the post on Ginger footbath, and Footbaths.

Turmeric is related to ginger. It is a traditional herb which is used in Ayurvedic treatment of arthritis. It has an antioxidant effect and can help reduce inflammation and reduce pain in arthritis. Curcumins, the active ingredient in turmeric, is added to some arthritis supplements.

White Willow Bark and Devil’s Claw can also  be helpful in treating arthritic pain.

Prevent osteoarthritis: Use ginger daily. Eat more oily fish in your diet and take extra cod liver oil, or halibut liver oil. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are essential for preventing arthritis. Omega-3 in fatty fish can help to reverse damage to the cartilage which leads to osteoarthritis.

Diet For Preventing Or Treating Arthritis:

Keep the diet alkaline. Eating alkaline foods will reduce pain and help to remove inflammatory toxins from around those sore achy joints.   That means eating plenty of alkaline green vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, lettuce and especially mung bean sprouts and alfalfa sprouts.  These last two items are especially alkaline.  Start sprouting your own mung bean and alfalfa seeds so that you have a fresh supply to use every day.

Supplements Which May Benefit Arthritis: Niacinamide, glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate supplements can be helpful in treating arthritis. See your doctor or health professional for advice, especially if you are taking medication for any condition.