Natural Principles For Dealing With Cancer

Dealing with cancer via natural methods entails much more than merely taking the right supplement. It involves a fundamental shift to a lifestyle of clean eating designed to continually cleanse your body and detoxify. You also need to provide your body with optimal nutrition.

Conventional medical doctors can’t even talk openly about effective natural therapies for cancer. For them, the subject is taboo. That is why we have to discuss the subject in terms of strengthening and building health, rather than “fighting cancer.” Only oncologists are officially allowed to “treat” cancer, and I believe they are allowed to use only conventional therapies to do so. Despite this curtain of silence, there is a whole world of powerful anti-cancer therapies that possess minimal or no side effects.

The Foundation For Natural Cures

Aside from using a cleansing diet and optimal nutrition to fight cancer, positive energy represents another foundational principle for opposing cancer growth. This energy comes in many forms, all of which are beneficial. And the more varieties you can employ, the better. These include interventions like music therapy, meditation, guided imagery, yoga and massage therapy, as well as energy work by a therapist. Also beneficial: Daily sunlight, exercise, making love or anything that infuses the positive energy of bliss, peace and contentment.

Nutrient And Herbal Supplements

Hundreds of natural cancer-inhibiting supplements are available, so many you can’t include all or even most in an individual program. But some are particularly important. A natural-therapy store knows about these and can offer them to you.

Some of the most important are (recommended doses are in parentheses):

Amino acid supplementation: L-lysine (3 grams daily), L-proline (1.5 grams a day), L-arginine (2 grams a day), as first presented by Dr. Matthias Rath.

Beta Glucan: a fibrous, complex sugar derived from baker’s yeast, oat and barley fiber, and maitake mushrooms.

Black walnut, sweet wormwood (Artemisinin) and cloves: This powerful trio cleanses parasites, which infect many cancer patients. Use only occasionally.

Blood root (Sanguinarine): Kills skin cancer cells by inducing apoptosis (cell death) in a dose-dependent manner without affecting normal human skin cells. The juice extracted from this root is applied topically.

Cat’s claw: Herb that grows in Asia and the Peruvian rain forests. Two cohort studies (not in scientific literature) of patients with cancer reported positive effects. It contains alkaloids with anti-cancer and anti-tumor activity that also stimulate the immune system.

Coenzyme Q10: This life-giving enzyme is a potent antioxidant (400 mg a day) and generator of ATP in normal cells.

Curcumin: Proven to kill cancerous cells and slow damage to DNA in healthy cells. This powerful antioxidant is the active ingredient of the Indian spice turmeric.

Essiac tea: Promotes cell repair, effective nutrient assimilation and elimination of cellular waste. The four main herbs in Essiac tea include burdock root, slippery elm bark, sheep sorrel and Indian rhubarb root.

Ellagic Aacid: Inhibits tumor growth caused by carcinogens. This powerful antioxidant comes from various berries, walnuts, pecans and pomegranates.

Graviola and Paw Paw: From trees in the rainforests along the Amazon; leaves, roots, fruit, fruit seeds, and bark are used by South America native healers. It kills cancer by blocking ATP production so cancer cells become programmed to die (called apoptosis). (Research is at )

Green tea extract: Proven to slow down cancer growth. In 2003, scientists at the University of Rochester’s Environmental Health Science Center found that two chemicals in green tea similar to the bioflavonoids — epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin-3-gallate (EGC) — inhibit the activity of a key molecule that becomes toxic when exposed to tobacco smole. It was found in 2004 that 2 to 3 cups of green tea have enough active EGCG to bind to a protein found on the surface of lung cancer cells and dramatically slow its growth.

Hydrazine sulfate: Blocks a liver enzyme that allows cancer cells to thrive. A Russian study demonstrated hydrazine sulfate’s effectiveness in 740 cancer patients (many had received conventional treatments without success) and achieved a 50.8 percent tumor stabilization or regression after just three weeks of therapy. Then, our wonderful NCI (National Cancer Institute) did a study designed to sabotage its use. (Read more at

Laetrile (Vitamin B 17 or amygdaline): Reportedly found in more than 800 plants, including the seeds of apricots, apples, peaches and cherries. The renowned biochemist Ernst T. Krebs Jr. isolated this and called it vitamin B17. Numerous reports and studies demonstrate its effectiveness against cancer since 1970. The NCI also studied their own version of laetrile and reported it to be useless despite all the other studies (Dr. James Cason at U.C. Berkeley reportedly tested the “laetrile” used in the NCI study only to find it did not contain any laetrile). It is most safely given by IV under a doctor’s direction, but you must obtain it outside the U.S. ($160/month) to avoid prosecution by FDA watchdogs. (Learn more online at

MGN-3: Made from rice bran and enzymatically treated with sugar chains from shiitake, kawaratake and surehrotake mushrooms. It enhances natural killer (NK) white blood cell activity as well as B-cells and T-cells. It can cost $260 the first month and $120 monthly thereafter. Learn more at (

Modified citrus pectin: Binds to cancer cells inhibiting their ability to aggregate and metastasize.

OPC (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins): Grape-seed extracts are proven to cause apoptosis both in the laboratory1 and by clinical report. Americans annually spend more tha $141 million on grape-seed products as use of these supplements grow. Plenty of people testify to their effectiveness.

Pau d’ arco: Powerful pain reliever and cancer fighter found in the bark of a South American tree. Studies show pau d’arco killed lung cancer cells in the laboratory experiments and slowed down cancer growth in mice. (

Protocel and Cantron: A compound first introduced by a chemist, James Sheridan of Rosell, Mich., in the 1920s. The NCI has issued opposing reports. Shown to be strongly anti-cancer and antiviral in nature, yet safe in recommended dosing. (Numerous testimonials available at

Resveratrol: Compound found in the skin of grapes, this natural substance has significant anti-cancer properties. The FDA has authorized trans-resveratrol to be registered as a new investigational neutraceutical drug for cancer treatment research.

Vitalzym or Wobenzym: When taken in high doses, these proteolytic enzymes digest cancer tissues and break down fibrin molecules in the blood stream. These are used in the Dr. Kelley/Gonzales enzyme therapy protocol.

Vitamin supplementation: The most bio-available vitamins come from whole food extracts because they are bio-identical to what the body best utilizes. These do not contain any synthetic or fractionated vitamins and are not synthesized from a chemistry lab.

Yeast fighters: Olive leaf extract, whole leaf aloe vera extract, oil of oregano and grapefruit extract (seed) all fight yeast, an underlying culprit linked to immune weakness.

In my next report I’ll share some interesting, natural and safe protocols that are being done in physician’s offices, including the amazing work done by the Polish physician Dr. Stanislaw R. Burzynski.

Stay open to the possibilities!

Michael Cutler, M.D.

1 Kim YJ, Park HJ, Yoon SH, Kim MJ, Leem KH, Chung JH, Kim HK. Anticancer effects of oligomeric proanthocyanidins on human colorectal cancer cell line, SNU-C4.
World Journal of Gastroenterology 2005 Aug 14;11(30):4674-8.

Dr. Michael Cutler

By Dr. Michael Cutler

Dr. Michael Cutler is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of experience. He serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems. Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and founder of the original Easy Health Options™ newsletter — an advisory on natural healing therapies and nutrients. His current practice is San Diego Integrative Medicine, near San Diego, California.