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Tidbits–Part 4-It’s About Cancer This Time

Elaine Lewis
Written by Elaine Lewis

I have a lot to say about natural healing vs. chemo and radiation, so, let’s get started!


You need to get a mammogram every year like you need a hole in the head!  According to the LA Times: 


“For every 10-percentage-point increase in screening rates, the incidence of breast cancer rose by 16 percent…” 

Sounds to me like mammograms are actually contributing to breast cancer!  The British Medical Journal reported on the largest mammography study done in recent years, which concluded that mammography had no advantage over annual breast exams!2/

Plus, here’s something else you should know about mammography, something called “over-diagnosis”.  Apparently–and this was a revelation to me– 25% of diagnosed tumors, even though meeting the criteria for “cancer”, never grow and never materialize into anything!  And if you hadn’t gotten a mammogram, you never would have known about them; but because you’ve been duly “diagnosed”, you are now aggressively treated with surgery, chemo and radiation and endure needless suffering and disfiguring.  

False-positives are another problem.  They occur 20 to 56% of the time according to the Archives of Internal Medicine. The Cochrane Database Review says that mammography leads to a 30% rate of over-diagnosis and over-treatment.3/

The Lancet Oncology in 2011 reported on a study that showed that the more mammograms women got, the more breast cancer they developed in later years compared to the controls.4/

Is it really hard to believe that radiation causes cancer?  (But these are big expensive machines, and somebody’s gotta pay for them!)




Alan, my editor, and I were talking on the phone tonight, and he was telling me about MSM and how important it is to cancer treatment.  Then he sent me this information in email.  I thought, Why waste it on just me?  Everyone should know about this!  So, I give you now, our editor-in-chief, Alan Schmukler!

Hi Elaine,

Here is some info on MSM and vitamin C.

MSM is used for a wide array of health issues.

According to the website www.Cancertutor.com, MSM enables your cells and tissues to release toxins that have built up over time.  If you take too much MSM, your body will release the toxins too fast for your kidneys and liver to handle. This can cause cleansing reactions, so start on MSM gradually and drink lots of water.

DO go on!

Most of this information comes from the alternative cancer website: www.CancerTutor.com.  This is one of the best websites for this information, so support it!  MSM is mainly used as an oxygen transport, to remove lactic acid from the bloodstream and as a pain killer.

Wow!  I did not know that!

As far as cancer is concerned, MSM is used for oxygen transport, to kill microbes, to help remove lactic acid from the bloodstream and thus to prevent cachexia (extreme weight loss).  It also helps get anti- cancer substances into the cell.  It has anti- inflammatory properties and helps reduce pain.

The “lactic acid cycle” in cancer refers to glucose entering cancer cells  where it’s converted to lactic acid and is released into the bloodstream, where it goes to the liver to be changed to glucose…which then re-enters the cancer cells.

A vicious circle, in other words.  Any hints on dosage?

First, it’s important to get the right kind of MSM and the recommended vendor is:


MSM is sometimes referred to as organic sulphur.  Only the correct kind will work.  There’s a recommended dosage on the container, but people usually build up SLOWLY to a higher dosage. Here’s something I found this morning: How much MSM should I take? Best to start with 500 mg daily.  This for about one week and then rise to 1000 mg daily and take this for a week.  Go on like this for several weeks adding 500 mg at one time, until you are taking 10,000 mg daily.  This will make up for the years of deficiency that your body has experienced.  Then reduce the amount to a maintenance level for whatever works for you.  This is a balance between addressing what you want to address and being able to sleep as well as you would like at night.  For most people the maintenance level is between 1 and 2 teaspoons (4000 to 8000 mg) per day.  Always drink LOTS of water when starting on MSM or when increasing the amount you are taking.

Here’s something about vitamin C: At normal doses it acts as an anti- oxidant.  At very high doses it acts as an OXIDANT and kills cancer cells.

Wow!  Now, luckily, since you mention high doses, there’s a new product on the market called Sufficient-C!  To read about it, see my interview with the owner of Sufficient-C, Caralyn Vessal.  The article is called: “High Dose Vitamin C–It’s Finally Here!”


You can order Sufficient-C here: www.SufficientC.com.   

It’s non-GMO, contains no sugar and no artificial ingredients.  I was shocked to read that the most popular Vitamin C brand, “Emergen-C”, actually contains sugar and fructose, they’re the first ingredients listed on the box!  I have Sufficient-C right here in my house and it’s delicious and very easy to drink; 4,000 mg. of vitamin C per glass, just what a cancer patient needs!  A cancer patient does NOT need sugar!

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Thank you, Alan, for that special report on MSM and Vitamin C!  And now, back to “Tidbits”!


Chemotherapy: a Total Flop!

The failure rate for chemotherapy is 97%, so says Carlos M. Garcia, MD.  He is citing a 2004 study published in Clinical Oncology which you can read by clicking here; also, see the video below by Dr. Peter Glidden:



Radiation: Not Such A Great Idea Either

Researchers used to believe that radiation could kill cancer cells.  Now they’re discovering that all it does is cause cancer to spread!  After initial regression of the tumor, the cancer rebounds with a vengeance!  A study done at UCLA found that radiation, instead of killing cancer, actually promoted it!  Radiation also turns normal cells into cancer stem cells which then produce their own tumors.  And then there are the side effects: look for nerve damage with pain and numbness; if the treatment was near the head or neck, look for throat and mouth sores, look for the glands to be damaged; look for damage to any near-by organ.  For more details, click below: 

10 Questions to Ask BEFORE Accepting Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Fruits and Vegetables, Completely Worthless! (according to law-makers)



According to U.S. federal law, no natural substance is allowed to be advertized as a cure for anything!


Chemotherapy Unacceptable (so say oncologists!)

From Cancer-Free (p. 74):  “In Canada…the prestigious McGill Cancer Center in Montreal, Quebec, did a study of oncologists to determine how they would respond to a diagnosis of cancer. On the confidential questionnaire, 58 out of 64 oncologists (91%) said that ALL chemotherapy programs were unacceptable to them and their family members. The overriding reasons they gave for this decision were that the drugs are ineffective and have an unacceptable degree of toxicity. These are the same doctors who will tell you that chemotherapy treatments will shrink your tumor and prolong your life!  A similar and more recent study conducted by the Los Angeles Times found that 75% of the oncologists stated that chemotherapy and radiation were ‘unacceptable as treatments for themselves or their families.'”

Many people think that chemotherapy targets cancer cells. That is not true!  Chemo targets fast-multiplying cells.  But cancer cells aren’t the only cells that are fast-multiplying!  Many normal cells are fast-multiplying.  Obviously the cells on the scalp that grow hair are one such example!  But so are the cells lining the intestines!  What happens when these cells get killed off?  Malabsorption!  The chemo patient cannot absorb the nutrients from food!  It’s just sheer insanity, the biggest embarrassment “modern” medicine has to offer!


The War On Cancer



In 1971, the United States declared a “war on cancer”, pouring 100’s of billions of dollars into research.  Over 40 years later, virtually NO PROGRESS has been made in curing the most common forms of cancer!  More Americans are dying of cancer today than ever before.  So what accounts for this?  Why does this situation continue to remain unchanged over decades?  Because guess what?  Oncologists are allowed to profit from the sale of chemo drugs!  I am not kidding!  Look at this:

“Unlike other doctors, oncologists make most of their income by buying drugs wholesale and selling them to patients at marked up prices. Ethicists see a real problem with this structure. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.”  To watch the video, click here.  This is NBC Nightly News:



This ensures that nothing in the field of cancer treatment ever changes!

You have to drop out, as Timothy Leary said over 40 years ago, of mainstream commercial culture, which is all about profiteering, and find your answers to life’s problems out in the margins where scholars, free-thinkers and courageous truth-tellers dwell.  Like here, for example!

Please watch this important video as Dr. Peter Glidden blows the whistle on profiteering in the cancer industry, and then pass it on to everyone you know:

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at LEWRA@aol.com
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at:
http://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org


  • I have to say I am very disappointed that you have just cut and pasted from other websites to support your viewpoint, furthering suspicion about mainstream medical treatments.

    The cause of Homoeopathy is hurt by this regurgitation of misquoted and misunderstood studies. I have looked up the original study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1977523/pdf/brjcancer00072-0193.pdf and note the conclusions for myself. How many others would put this work into trying to understand just a little of what takes more than 10 years of study by the brightest minds to really comprehend.

    I am committed to homoeopathy as a lay user. I vaccinate, I would use chemo, but I can also think for myself and I will not be reading rubbish articles like this one again. What a shame to make Doctors seem like money grabbing murderers. all the more shame that the people you seek to serve by this article, those who have cancer, are those most vulnerable! It is simply immoral.

  • You want to know what would be immoral and stupid and a complete waste of time? Encouraging people with cancer to go the route of chemo and radiation when that’s what they get pushed into doing anyway! That’s mainstream medicine, it’s the only game in town, and it’s like telling people, “Please, I beg you…feel free to eat at McDonalds and shop at Walmart! Don’t let anyone talk you out of it!” (“Oh. Well, we were going there anyway, but, thanks….”)

    You want to know what I think? I think you DON’T use homeopathic remedies, I think you DON’T think for yourself, and in point of fact, I think you’re a troll! AND, I’m going to check that link of yours because I have a feeling it’s not what you say it is! So, nice try but no one here is buying what you tried to sell.

  • P.S. I checked out your link, and just as I suspected, it’s the wrong study! YOUR study was conducted at Mass. General Hospital, MY study was conducted in Montreal, Canada at the McGill Cancer Center; so, prove to me that 91% of the doctors at McGill didn’t say that Chemo was too toxic for use on themselves or their families and that they would forego it, even though they encourage it for their patients!

  • Elaine, Can you please provide me with the issue number and the Author of the Clinical Oncology Journal?. The pages starting from 449- is “Conformal rotation therapy with central axis beam block is a feasible alternative to intensity-modulated radiotherapy for chordomas of the cervical spine”
    Am I missing something?

  • very informative and helpful for those suffering from cancer. These things at least can be added simultaneously. the sites are really good. I have used these informative sites in past also. Few else like Essiac tea are also available. The article is quick shot and easy to understand. Atleast it opens a window to explore further for the cancer patient. Though angle of money grabbing by sites is to be taken caution of by the sufferers . But most of the treatments are of home made article or other readily available substances. Also would like to point out about Urotheraphy ( taking self urine ) as a tested method of treatment for cancer . I have witnessed atleast 3 cures with this ALONE !

  • Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I know that a lot of German doctor collegues share the meaning of American oncologists concerning chemotherapy because the therapy is too toxic. A homoeopathic good friend of mine introduced the Budwig diet to me . She lived very healthy, only organic food, has never eaten junk food, did not drink or smoke and she died of bladder cancer. The Budwig diet gives the European bodies a lot of energy and you feel really good if you eat it. But I do not believe that this diet is able to kill cancer cells. I believe in Hahnemann who said: everything depends on the life force.

    • Thanks for commenting, Dagmar. I don’t think our focus needs to be on “killing cancer cells”. Chemo kills cancer cells but look at what it does to the patient! If the Budwig diet made your friend feel more energetic, this is what’s important. Dagmar, sooner or later, something has to take us out of here; we’re all leaving here some day; but, we can leave quietly or in agony. HOW you leave is just as important as whether or not you achieve a “cure”. If the Budwig diet enables a person with cancer to feel well, I think that’s great news! Thanks for sharing that.

  • Smith A, what article are you referring to? Please remember, when oncologists talk about “cures”, they are referring to 5-year survival rates. According to them, if you’re alive five years later, you’re cured, even if you’re in terrible shape. They never care about your health. It’s not an issue for them. They care about test results and numbers, it’s what they go by.

      • Ya, 5 yrs is not bad, esp. when your day-to-day life is full of energy and happiness but it really sucks when you live but in hell, emaciated, bedridden, depending on someone for a glass of water. You can find live examples of survival much much more than 5 yrs with a easy life in every corner of India, treated with natural alternative therapies.

        • Well, I know that many homeopaths and natural healers in India claim that they can cure cancer, AIDS, and all the diseases known to man. Western Homeopaths are more cautious and are more frank/honest to admit that perhaps cancer is not something that easy to task for homepaths and usually most of them will only advice natural treatments as adjunct to conventional therapies (palliative). I think thats more sensible and honest approach towards helpless patients. I heard a story of a very staunch natural healer who rushed his daughter to an oncologist when she was detected with cancer, although he himself advised others not to seek conventional treatment. When it happens to you, things are different…

          • No comments for AIDS, Cures on cancer are not stories(I heard a story of a very staunch natural healer who rushed his daughter to an oncologist when she was detected with cancer, although he himself advised others not to seek conventional treatment. ) but facts that saves life and of-course unnecessary wastage of money! You are always welcome to my place, if you really wanna verify the effects of natural medicines including homeopathy, A 1TB data store is very low if you wanna record them.

            And have you heard about yesterday’s happening in my clinic? An eye specialist(Honored as best in my city, which is the biggest medicalhub in east india) recommended homeopathy to her daughter-in-law for her just-started arthritis saying “Chance of cure is there but only with homeopathy”.
            Thats what they do when it comes to their own family!

            BTW the google search thing is for Mecchan and not for you 🙂

            About the survival rate, i am not sure why they were N are moving forward with Chemo N Radiation n gods knows what, if there is a 63% survival with their medical intervention. Is it just another example of robbery by allopathic community?

      • Relative Survival Rate : The relative survival rate shows whether or not that specific disease shortens a person’s life. And not necessarily related to any treatment.

        From the Study://
        The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA.
        As the 5-year relative survival rate for cancer in Australia is now over 60%, it is clear that cytotoxic chemotherapy only makes a minor contribution to cancer survival. To justify the continued funding and availability of drugs used in cytotoxic chemotherapy, a rigorous evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and impact on quality of life is urgently required. Morgan, G.et al.

        • “Relative Survival Rate : The relative survival rate shows whether or not that specific disease shortens a person’s life. And not necessarily related to any treatment”
          Rephrase to: disease & intervention. It would be in-humane to test survival of people without any medical intervention. The mere fact that they were recorded at a medical facility implies they recieved medical intervention.

  • Lovely article, Elaine, thanks! The Vitamin C tip is useful, esp. since I don’t know where you’d find a mainstream doctor ready to give a patient IV Vitamin C. 🙂

    It does seem to me that the first comment is by a troll – obviously has not read up on this topic and does not think for herself. But if she really believes what she’s saying, too bad for her!

  • Dr. Gupta, thank you for commenting. In my opinion, we should not let people with cancer think that all they need is a homeopathic remedy. Cancer is a disease of toxicity. This is why smoking is so famous for causing lung cancer–because it’s full of poisons, including cadmium and carbon monoxide. When you’re so toxic that your body is forming tumors, you have to detoxify. You have to relearn how to eat and what products are too toxic to put on your skin as well, because whatever goes on your skin gets into your bloodstream.

    All of us homeopaths are going to get cancer patients sooner or later; and then, what are we going to tell them? What are we going to do, take a constitutional case? Do you think that’s appropriate? Maybe they need remedies for their pain and their local complaints; but, we also need to talk to them about detoxifying and eating and drinking those foods known to fight cancer and steering clear of those foods known to feed it.

    • Thank you for sharing great information Elaine! This is another great article to your credit!

      I am proud that Sufficient-C has been mentioned in your article. Being a real advocate for vitamin C does not mean in any way that I do not think that homeopathy isn’t powerful. We all know that a well chosen homeopathic remedy can be magical. However According to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in the Organon of Medicine, “…if the physician, in each case, knows the obstacles to cure and how to remove them, so that recovery is permanent, then he knows how to treat thoroughly and efficaciously, and a is a true physician.” Sometimes a deficiency of vitamin C, as well as a deficiency in other vitamins, minerals, amino acids, poor PH levels, poor diet and exercise habits, building up of toxins etc..alone or in combination with each other can leave us unwell and contribute to this tricky disease.

      Vitamin C amply and consistently ingested HELPS to fortify the body in the fight against cancer but also to to keep our immune system strong so that other diseases have less of a fighting chance.

      P.S. I always like to remind our consumers that Sufficient C is not JUST about vitamin c. Our recipe consists of L-Lysine, Bromelain, and patented green tea extract…Each ingredient has studies that show their efficacy.

  • Elaine, what a great article! Cancer treatment is so difficult. You’ve done great research and I have learned about a few things that are available that I didn’t know about. We need all the tools we can find that help us, individually, or as homeopaths. Thank you for sharing.

  • An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you ought to publish
    more on this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but typically folks don’t speak about
    such topics. To the next! Cheers!!

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