Last Modified on Mar 11, 2014
While medical treatment is essential in treating Leukemia, holistic treatments are also available. Certain herbs like those found in Essiac Tea are known for their anti-cancer properties, while supplements like Vitamin C support the immune system.
What is Leukemia?
Cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues is called leukemia. Many forms of leukemia exist including childhood leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. Typically beginning in the white blood cells, leukemia causes the abnormal production of white blood cells, resulting in the improper function of these infection fighting cells. Treatment of leukemia is complex depending on the type as well as the stage.
While the exact symptoms of leukemia differ depending on the type, several symptoms are indicative of leukemia in general. Fever and chills, pervasive fatigue, overall weakness and frequent or severe infections are some of the most common symptoms of leukemia. Additional symptoms include unexplained weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, an enlarged liver or spleen, unexplainable bruising, frequent nosebleeds, red spots in the skin, excessive sweating and bone pain or tenderness. Symptoms of leukemia are often vague and may resemble the flu or other common illnesses, so consulting a doctor is important.
Alternative Cancer Treatments
While medical treatment is often required of leukemia, several alternative cancer treatments are also available. Acute myeloid leukemia and childhood leukemia often exhibit a rapid onset that may prevent treatment methods. As such, using methods such as essiac tea, vitamin C and goat’s milk can treat the cancer.
Dietary Changes for Leukemia
Detoxing the body, boosting the immune system and changing the diet are important elements of treatment for Leukemia. A diet should consist of no sugar or white flour and as close to organic food as possible.
Home Remedies for Leukemia
Papaya and periwinkle treat low platelet count and support recovery as well.
Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Remedies
- Essiac Tea
- Essiac Tea, Vitamin C
- Goat's Milk
- Papaya Leaf
- Papaya Leaf, Pau D'arco
- pH Therapy
- Remedies for Chronic Monocytic Leukemia
- Remedies Needed
- Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
11/20/2013: Veronica from Claymont, De: "My brother has aml non m3 leukemia, with a bone marrow transplant, over 500 days ago. He is not healthy enough for treatment. I am looking for all holistic aproches possile, as I fear he does not have much time. Veronica"Replies
11/21/2013: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "V: I was diagnosed w/ A.M.L in 1997 but had atypical complications that led me to conclude a bone marrow transplant would prove fatal.
From my understanding your loved one has undergone transplant and is now unable to tolerate immunosupressive meds, is this correct???
Here is E.C. link to this condition: http://earthclinic.com/CURES/leukemia.html for your perusal.
My guess is that there is liver toxicity issues going on here. Has dr checked for elevated liver enzymes? Remember that many of the most toxic drugs are used w/ much caution as they suppress bone marrow function via the liver. The liver, bone marrow, and spleen all arise from a common stem cell; therefore treatment should address liver support (which is what the beet reccommendation you received does, it cleans the liver). NAC and Milk Thistle Seed are standard first line of defense in cases of liver toxicity. Dandelion, Yellowdock, and Burdock are also good for liver. Extracts of Raw Spleen Glandular may also help.
Also, there seems a need for blood building nutrition so do try Blackstrap Molasses for this.
Hope this helps and give us an update."
08/05/2012: Lee from Roebling, Nj, United States: "I am a 72 year old female in otherwise very good health, diagnosed last week with AML. Having already done some studying about what goes on in this country in the pharmaceutical corporation controlled state of medicine here, I absolutely refuse to submit to the suggested poison in the name of chemotherapy. I have read a great deal about food grade hydrogen peroxide as a remedy for many types of cancer, but have seen no indications about this particular type. Is it possible for oxygen therapy to work inside the bone marrow. I have already begun the recommended progression of dosage, except increasing dosage by 2 drops per day. Tomorrow I will be using 9 drops. Unless I begin getting adverse reaction that is intolerable, I should be up to the recommended 25 drops 3 times per day within 8 days. Then will continue that therapy for another 25 days. I understand there may be some side effects like rashes, nausea, etc. , but that is far preferable to side effects of chemo such as likely permanent heart damage.
Does anyone know of someone who has successfully self-treated Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide?"Replies
08/06/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Lee, I was diagnosed w/ AML in 1997, refused bone marrow transplant, and miraculously survived. I didn't take any H2O2 but did take lots of Vit-C. The H2O2 has the potential to be a game changer in your condition, but since you may not get the first-hand response you requested, fallow the rule "start low and go slow" (which is the recommended method). If you don't get positive results after having reached the maximum dose and perhaps a week or two beyond, drop it and adopt a new protocol. The health advocate Jon Barron of Baseline For Health recommends first buffering/alkalizing prior to H2O2 as the oxygen levels of a well buffered body are many more times higher than not. You can use oral routes for this or (and what I would recommend in your acute condition) take whole body hot baths w/ added baking soda & epsom salts (also is very good detoxifier).
I would also recommend Milk Thistle Seed Extract for liver support as the bone marrow will depress w/ a toxic liver. For immune support do the Thymus recommends that I posted a few days ago under a lupus heading somewhere. This will really help your immune system. Also for the immune system and bone marrow support is the herb Astragalus Root. If you are running a temp it is advised to not use as it will raise temp about 1 or 2 degrees.
Hope this helps and good luck. Report your results."
08/21/2012: Jane from Abuja, Nigeria. replies: "Kindly let me know if hydrogen peroxide is good for the treatment of leukemia."
10/23/2012: Milicia Nurse from Plmont, Montserrat replies: "Soursop any part of it and beet root juice is master."
09/24/2009: Moman from Wasilla, Alaska: "I was diagnosed with AML over a year ago and decided not to go on Chemo, I think this is the wisest decision i have ever made. I am not in remission, and have to have blood transfusions about once a month, i am free to go about my every day life, I am 70 years of age, I dont eat red meat, i have a blender and eat a lot of fruit and vegetables mostly blended. I do lots of research since i beleive we are all responsible for our care. and condition. I dont give a doctor sole responsibility for my care 90% is up to me. by all accords i was supposed to be dead a few months ago, I truly believe i would have been dead had i did like the doctors recommended and went on Chemo. I beleive that without Chemo I will live just as long if not longer, and with less pain and suffering.
That's my story and i am sticking to it
08/18/2011: Curt from Slc, Ut replies: "How are you doing now? I have a friend just told she has AML."
12/18/2011: Dogma from Honolulu, Hi replies: "Go to www.cancertutor.com for more info on natural AML treatments. Try to find a good Naturopath (N. D. ) that can help with picking the proper treatments for the patient. Epsom salt baths 3x/day also fantastic for detox (yes, I know it sounds silly but a good N. D. Will tell you the same). You have to detox with AML, among other things of course. Vit C drips also fantastic. Stay away from the MD's - my uncle was getting progressively better with natural stuff from N. D. and then he let the M. D's try something and he's bedridden due to their inability to treat cancer patients. They are better at killing them. Be very careful and don't trust anything without further research. FIND A NATUROPATH THAT WORKS W/THAT TYPE OF CANCER, even if you can only phone consults for personal treatment info. You are not limited to N. D's just in your area that way. Google AML and naturopath. (Best Alternative Clinic for AML in the world in in Tijuana, Mexico.)"
10/09/2011: Vaidyan from Cochin, Kerala/india: "AML and ApML are well treatable in Ayurveda. Probably this is the only remedy that cures leukemia with out side effects. Myeloblast can be brought down to 0% level within 2 weeks of medication and marma, much faster than chemo works. Marrow gets revived and the blood counts improve to normal. Chance of relapse is seldom, so we call it (not remission) recovery. I am happy to extend my support to the patients, especially childern suffering from AML.
James Vaidyan from India."Replies
02/09/2012: Vipin from Jabalpur, Mp (india) replies: "Can you send me the adress where acute myliod leukemia can be treated w/o chemo? send the address at vipin_shrivastava25(at)rediffmail.com"
03/26/2012: Sayantani from Mumbai, Maharashtra replies: "Can you send me the adress where acute myliod leukemia can be treated w/o chemo? send the address at spramanik612(at)gmail.com"
04/06/2012: Abdul from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh replies: "Hi, my name is vaheed. My uncle has leukemia or blood cancer. We are trying hard to admit him into Tata Cancer hospital in mumbai. Please send the address to my email id where the leukemia can be treated. My email id is, vaheed_2000(at)yahoo.com. Thank you."
06/05/2012: Khalid from Mumbai, India replies: "My mother is suffering from AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) Can you tell me some remedies to overcome it which you have taken? What's its result in Ayurveda? Plz reply as soon as possible Contact me: 09837339966Dr Khalid Ansari"06/06/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Khalid, in 1997 I was diagnosed w/ AML, received 21 units of blood in 3 months and was advised for bone marrow transplant. With several atypical elements of my condition and not receiving much information or good sense from my physicians, I felt completely unsure about the radical treatment option. Being somewhat conservative I was never big on transplants anyway. My Hematologist and Oncologist went overboard with my treatment refusal so I just wound up being hospitalized and almost dead. Unable to eat (severe diarrhea) and unable to sleep (severe pain) I was given I.V. fluids plus Stadol for pain. The Stadol would work for 2hrs (allowing me to sleep) and wear off w/ me screaming in pain. The Stadol was replaced w/ Percidan w/ better results but also insufficient. Dr. finally ordered Morphine pump and I immediately stabilized and within days was showing major signes of recovery. 1 month later my blood counts began to rise and continued rising until low normal within 3 months of my last transfusion.
I had many family as well as church brothers and sisters praying for me so that may have helped the recovery, but otherwise I definitely beat the odds and am still here today albeit not in good health and have never really "fully recovered". The first 3 or 4 days in the hospital I refused to eat because I wanted to die from my suffering but as I began recovering I chose to eat and live. Studies w/ fasting and the nutrient/antioxidant Resveritrol prove that a survival gene is activated and the body responds w/ a boost in defenses. Also, the narcotic Morphine may have had a balancing effect on the immune system and stopped the destruction of blood cells.
Hope this helps and good luck."06/09/2012: Miserable_in_bama from Oneonta, Alabama, United States replies: "morphine is horrid on the immune system, in lowers it badly."06/13/2012: Chuck from Calgary, Alberta replies: "Morphine is the worst you can have for your immune system. I would try emulsified vitamin a, wobenzym, lypho-spheric vit c, b15, and b17 if I had leukemia."06/14/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "If Morphine suppresses the immune response, then that just may be what is needed in some cases of blood/immune disorder/cancer. M would halt the hyper state of immune cells attacking and killing healthy red and platelet blood cells. This could very well have been the case w/ myself, which is why I posted it.
In acute cases of cancer/leukemia any kind of radical "shock to the system" like Cold Showers could have potentially far reaching consequences, imho."08/13/2012: Gabriel from Miami Beach, Fl replies: "James Vaidyan from India, can you please get in contact with me? gabe.ruz(at)gmail.com. I have a friend rapidly detieorating with Acute Leukemia. god bless."08/23/2012: Kavitha from Klang, Malaysia replies: "Could you please email me the address of the place for treatment of leukemia for children in India? thank you"
12/30/2008: Vaidyan from Cochin, Kerala, India: "While leukemia patients are dying miserably in hospitals please listen to Ayurveda. Probably, Ayurveda is the only science where blood cancers are cured, without side effect. Pediatric leukemia is amazingly faster recovering, perfect control often in few weeks. Wish oncologists probed the credibility of the treatment, which may in turn become beneficial to all humanity.Replies
Advanced nations are spending billions of dollars in research for a cure. Recurrences of most types of cancers are general phenomenon. It means malignancy did not completely respond to the best up front treatment. Scientists can research how Ayurveda acts selectively inducing cell death in only the malignant cells and not affecting neighboring healthy cells. I am a Vaidya, eager to associate with such initiatives sharing abundance of knowledge and to participatng integrated treatment programs.
Vaidyan"07/17/2009: Lon from Stanhope, Nj replies: "What is a vaidya? Your post is interesting to me, as i wait for the Dr's call to tell me if my tests confirm this disease. I was the primary care giver for my father with this disease, later, for my mother with Alzheimer's and for twenty one years with my son who has another significant lifelong disease. I helped my sister in law, by preparing an herbal tea recipe for her once a week as she went through chemo and by searching for alternative remedies....so what I'm trying to say is that I've always had an interest in alternative health remedies. As I research on line, my regard for traditional Indian healing and I must add for their many medical Drs who combine traditional knowledge with western medicine, is growing. So much research on traditional herbs comes from India.I'm learning a little yoga, but I'm interested in ayurveda, although I haven't found anyone knowledgeable to help me so far. I've been using a little turmeric. Any info you can share with me to help me get started is greatly appreciated.
If you respond via my email address, please use earth clinic in the subject line, so I don't think it's spam.
EC: vaidya - The doctor in ancient times who is now a days an Ayurvedic physician.
vaidyas - Practitioners of Ayurveda system or indigenous medicine
www.mkgandhi-sarvodaya.org/glossary.htm10/06/2012: Scott from Ottawa, Ontario Canada replies: "My brother has been given 6 months He has leukemia. Can you help?"10/06/2012: Wayseeker from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "My mantra of late has been ____ Vit-C. But I have a couple of other suggestions, too. Leukemia is on the list of diseases that are surely helped by this form of Vit. C. Directions say empty stomach. Lots of it, being better than not enough, says research. I called about it, and they were 'able to say' that they personally had used 4 or 5, over the course of a day, when not well, and that some people briefly took 10. This seems to go along with the research which said a little may not do much, but enough can do a great deal, especially if hit hard and fast and briefly, early, then tapered down when healing reveals itself. Diarrhea comes as an indicator of "enough, to just over enough."
I have also read some great stuff on the Hunza people of Tibet, who eat apricot kernel seeds raw. About three to five per day, chewed really well, and they taste like vanilla or almond pastry! The selenium is healing people with cancer, or so these studies said. You can read about it online, if you look for it.
Last, I have started using undenatured, organic, grass-fed whey from New Zealand cows, for its glutathione effect. This is very nearly a perfect food. So is wheatgrass. I can do 3 oz now, but only without taking a breathe, it's so smelly, and with a quick chaser of something! The Esccene's writings were all about wheatgrass.
Hope this might help! Prayers for your brother. Remember that He is the Great Physician, and laughter is the best medicine, He-he-he. And you call on Him. --T."10/07/2012: Bradshad from North Providence, Rhode Island replies: "If your looking for help contact Wayne Pickering aka Mango Man. Google him or you tube him and his videoes will come up. I also have his phone number if you want it. I think his first suggestion will be a water fast. Water only for how long I dont know. Good luck."10/07/2012: Mt from Ottawa, On Canada replies: "Life Prognosis are worst than disease it self. By throwing at you bad news they set you to die. You have to be a very strong person to ignore such bad news.
First thing you can do for your brother is to bring hope back! He has to realize that doctors aren't God and their prognosis is a statistic result from hospital gathered data.
Second thing to be done is to bring back the strenght of his immune system. I think that a diet based on plant and fruits (with proteins taken form plants -quinoa, hemp) will bring back the immune system. Wheat based products, sugar should be avoided.
Eating garlic will also boost the immune system (garlic will free the immune system, due to its antibacterial, anti fungal, anticancerigenic properties). The problem with the garlic is that it is increasing blood coagulation time and if you are prone to bleeding it will make it worse. If blood thinners are taken you should stay away from garlic.
A strong dose of garlic can be obtained by smashing a bulb of garlic (10 cloves, peel each clove) and mixing it with 1 liter of tomato / carrot juice (free of preservative) and drinking it with small sips during the day. Do not use Chinese garlic (try to buy local). Drinking a large amount at once will make you to vomit. Before starting a strong dose you have to test yourself with smaller amounts. You may benefit from the garlic if you do daily foot baths (20 minutes) in hot water (3-4 liters) with 5 cloves smashed and mixed in it.
Third, the level of Oxygen in blood should be increased -you can achieve this by deep breathing exercise for a few hours a day (you start with a 10 minutes session and increase it over time to at least 1 hour for 2-3 times a day).
In the book "Health through God's Pharmacy" by Maria Treben you can read on pages 164/ 165 about Leukemia treatment. If you can provide an email addresss I will send you a copy of the pages. I would encourage your brother to read the pages and start the treatment."03/22/2013: Kim Dee from Lo Angeles, Ca replies: "hi.. Thanks for your post on luekemia.. I would like a copy of the pages from Gods Pharamacy on luekemia... Thank you and God bless."03/11/2014: Janet from Skokie, Il replies: "I would love the pages from 'God's Pharmacy' please! My cousin was just diagnosed with 3-6 months to live. However, I believe as you. It's NEVER too late to turn things around naturally. I believe God gave us everything that grows to make us well and keep us well. Thank you! I look forward to receiving it! Janet"
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Remedies
10/31/2013: Ltina from Columbus Ohio: "Hello, I was recently diagnosed with a chronic form of leukemia called CML, I'm taking srycel as a treatment.. I have so many questions I'm not sure where to start.. I'm not a big medicine person so I was wondering of some natural remedies that could cure or suppress the bad cells being created in the marrow? I've been told supplements aren't as effective by the time it gets to the blood stream the body has disposed of most of the good in them.. the liver gets rid of most of the vitamins. is this a waste to take supplements..?? do I have to take great amounts for them to be effective.. dmso I've taken that in the powder form long before my diagnosis just to detox, is that a good choice?
I'm 29 with three kids I still have a looong life ahead I want to be as healthy as possible to be able to live happy with my kids.. The side effects to having leukemia and taking meds are horrible."Replies10/31/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Ltina:
On the Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, if you google: "Ray Sahelian MD leukemia natural cures" he has a great article on natural cures and the many connections that produce or trigger leukemia. It's a great article.
He authenticates viruses as a major cause and there are good anti virals discussed on EC.
My favorite anti viral is colloidal silver."10/31/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Ltina: ATP is synonymous with life and at the core of our resistance to disease. In reduced concentrations cells are no longer able to exclude solutes. The components of the cells mutate when they become injured. The pro-metabolic hormone insulin stimulates ATP generation. In the absence of insulin glucose promotes cancer. The famous cancer researcher, Otto Warburg, clearly showed that insulin exerts it's anti-carcinogenic effect by activating the enzyme complex PDH. Warburg noted the availability of blood sugar had no effect on tumor growth in the presence of insulin. Cancer cells are defined by their reliance on fermentation. Glucose, insulin, and oxygen are the fundamental factors that make up the provision of support that prevents cancer formation. The nutrients in raw organic fruits promote respiration. Fructose increases oxygen by carboxylation."11/01/2013: Nanowriter from Hotspot, Texas replies: "Ltina, I'm 100 percent with Dave on the hypothesis of viral involvement in many diseases, especially cancer. He mentioned colloidal silver; Vit C is also a potent antiviral when taken in large enough amounts.
Garlic, ginger, turmeric, coconut oil--there are many anti microbials that you can easily and cheaply incorporate into your diet.
Take cod liver oil and exercise to make sure that your circulation is good. Cancer causes blood clotting and you also want to make sure the "good stuff" gets to every cell in your body.
A common theme with doctors is that supplements are a waste of money. However, I have had heart palpitations stop immediately after taking magnesium supplements and not come back. I have had basal cell carcinoma dissolve from an eraser sized growth after applying vit C to it.
Another good supplement against cancer is IP6/Inositol. You can find it on Amazon. Also check out proteolytic enzymes.
You are not helpless against this disease. These supplements will at least help you feel better in conjunction with whatever treatment you use."11/01/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hi Nano writer from Hotspot.
Re Ltina and leukemia cause.
Excellent advice. I take the IP6 too and have for about a year now. And your magnesium experience and Vit C experience are proof positive that supplements can have profound effects. If we get all the nutrients we need from the food we eat, then we would have virtually no problems except that which is caused by viral or bacterial infections. But even levels which were normal a hundred years ago are now dramatically lower because of what we have done to the ecology of nutrition by phoney fertilizers and poisons. With no crop rotation, the nutritive values are eroded even more.
And, there is a general misunderstanding of what theraputic levels of supplements can accomplish. Reaching the 1, 000 mg level of Vit C takes us to another level in the body to achieve effects for health and longevity. I'm speaking of the free radical scavenger effect.
Also, Nano Writer, if you're not into at least 400 iu of natural E daily, please consider it. At minimum 200. You just can't reach those levels from a nutrition depleted food supply. Vit E makes the veins and arteries slick instead of them being tacky which attracts oils/sugars and other potentially damaging substances which in turn cause oxydation and then inflamation. All that equals clotting. That equals heart/circulation/stroke issues.
Keep writing with more observations. Thanks again for the point specific info and the advice on IP6.
Dave"11/02/2013: Nanowriter from Hotspot, Texas replies: "Hi Dave! Thanks for the tip on Vit E--will do. I also have been googling Disease/viral connection and am constantly amazed at the consistency of the results. The Internet is definitely revolutionizing healthcare. A big thank you to the owners of Earthclinic and all the folks who take the time to post!"03/08/2014: Colette from Charleston S.c. replies: "I have Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. I am supposed to start treatment in a week once my insurance approves of the drug. The survival rates seem very effective. Is there other ways of improving my odds? I would prefer to heal naturally but there is no information about this anywhere. What is the best way for me to eat while taking this medication that is for life? Please email me at sweetcarolinatv (at)gmail(dot)com."03/08/2014: Mike62 from Denver replies: "Colette: I have studied and experimented with a variety of food programs. Dr. Doug Graham, phd. life sciences, nutritionist to Martina Navratilova, recommends the 80/10/10 program. Dr. Kim Andrews, graduate degree in cellular biology, agrees. This is 80% raw carbs, 10% raw fat/calorie, and 10% raw protein. The best carb is activated barley because this has the most enzymes. Enzymes are a mixture of highly charged carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and phyto chemicals, that have extra electrons. Barley has the toughest hull of all seeds. To get through the shoot needs to have the greatest energy. This energy comes from enzymes. A Swedish company discovered a way to capture the energy just as the shoot starts to crack the hull. For fat take 1/2 coconut oil and 1/2 black chia seeds. For protein take non denatured whey isolate or concentrate. The supplements you can take are colostrum, yucca liquid, 17 blend mushroom extract from Washington, freeze dried wild harvested acerola cherry powder, raw cocoa powder, skate liver oil, cayenne, aged garlic, and unrefined sea salt."03/10/2014: Timh from Ky, Usa replies: "Colette: Probably the most important item for you is maintaining an alkaline environment. Look up "buffering remedies" here on E.C.
Blood purifications remedies will help, start by cleaning the kidneys and supporting the liver. Antiviral nutrients like Lysine, Echinacea, St John'sWort will help."
04/01/2013: Christine from Maywood, Nj, United States: "My brother was recently diagnosed with adult acute myeloid leukemia. So I did alot of research about the essiac tea and came across the liquid concentrate. Said to be 6x more powerful. I wanted to know has anyone used the liquid concentrate ? how did they use it?
March 22/2013 he was told he was in remission. No signs of leukemia. So now I want to give him the tea. It says it lowers high blood pressure , my brother is on medication to help raise his bp because it has been so low since his immune system is very low. I showed the bottle to his Dr. and the doctor did say once he goes home he can take it."
Essiac Tea, Vitamin C
[YEA] 04/08/2009: Pat from W. Springfield, PA/USA: "My husband was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, and put on the drug Gleevec. Over the next year, he came down with pneumonia three times. So after doing a little research, I started giving him 5 ounces of essiac tea a day as well as 12,000 mg of vitamin C a day (4 tablets with each meal). It's been three years since he started taking essiac, and he hasn't had pneumonia or even a cold since then. Also he had growths on his saliva gland that completely disappeared without any medical treatment, and his doctor said his leukemia is in remission."Replies10/03/2010: Connie from Bawlf, Alberta replies: "My brother has CML and is about to go on Gleevec. Can you tell me where you got your Essiac Tea? I can buy Essiac Tea at Walmart (but I don't know if this is the right stuff). My brother is trying to keep up with his business and everything else he has on the go. He has low energy, gets nosebleeds unexpectedly and has lost his appetite (he's been taking Imatinib for about two years, but now has to move on to Gleevec)."10/04/2010: Bessie from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Connie - In case Pat doesn't respond (her post was from 2009), the Essiac Tea most people use is the original herbal formula from Rene M. Caisse. The bottle has a light green label with a small picture of her on the front (I believe it's from Essiac Canada International). It's widely available at health food stores but I don't know if Shoppers or Walmart carries it. Good luck!"02/06/2011: Robert from Eagle Nest, NM, USA replies: "Good morning all, I have made Essiac tea for many years. I would recommend you get the formula and make your own. Use a formula that uses only the original herbs. This way you can be more sure of the consistency."05/29/2011: Ollie from Verona, Pa replies: "How do you make your own ESSIAC tea? What are the egridients, and what's the measurement of making it? Please email me this information. TY."05/30/2011: Vivi from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Ollie. Check this web side for detail information how to make Essiac tea
I purchase individualy organic ingridience on internet and make my own tea. It's important to get organic, fresh, and potent herbs. If you make your own mix, you can make the tea stronger and always fresh. Google for bulk organic herbs. I buy from www.mountainroseherbs.com/, but any other place is good.
Read about tea dosage, toletance and administration on:
Vivi from GA"12/18/2011: Dogma from Honolulu, Hawaii replies: "The advice is good - has to be organic and as fresh as possible. I suspect Walmart, etc. are not the best sources if you are truly looking for the best of the best. Also note that if you are thinking there is a "magic pill" or "magic tea" as it may be here, there is rarely such a thing. With a dis-ease, you will need to attack it from more than one angle. Here are 4 big areas to consider:
1. Detox (includes heavy metal detox for all the exposure your entire life = hair analysis will show how toxic you are),
2. Build the immune system,
3. Starve the cancer (if applicable),
4. Change your diet - no sugar or white flour (feeds cancer), organic 100% or as much as you can, etc. There are a few great diets for people with cancer. For a wealth of information on natural options for cancer and diet information, try www.cancertutor.com. It's fabulous. And find a good N. D. (Naturopath) who you can work with to determine which things are right for you and your specific ailment.
ON VIT C: Vitamin C drips are so powerful, every cancer patient should be doing them. High doses of Vit C IV'd into your system (usually you sit for a few hours while it is done). It does detox you as it supports the immune system so you may feel tired and worn out - that is just a sign that it is working. They do drips of up to 200,000 mgs so thinking you can get the Vit C benefit from pills alone is not true. But even some supplementation will help - no one with cancer should be w/o Vit C in as high doses as the body will tolerate (tolerate means take as much as you can w/o getting the runs).
07/01/2008: Tan Koon Peng from Singapore: "Goat`s Milk An Effective Remedy For Leukemia
Goat`s milk is definitely one of the most nutritional milk around! Goat`s milk have been used for centuries! Goat`s milk may help people who suffer from ulcers, tuberculosis, arthritis, rickets, irritable bowels syndrome, nervousness, anorexia, hay fever and allergies and weak limbs. lt increases longevity and improve our immune system to prevent and fight disease. Goat`s milk is alkaline compared to cow`s milk which is acidic and harmful to health.
Goat`s milk is most effective for cases of exessive white blood cells (Leukemia) where the patients suffer from frequently fever. Drink goat`s milk daily and you will be cured."
[YEA] 08/16/2013: Kevin from Plymouth, In: "I have CLL and also have excellent results to increase low platelet counts with Papaya Leaf Extract. I have had jumps in the tens of thousands over a few months-most recently from 20,000 to 80,000."Replies08/18/2013: Pam from Alabama replies: "Have you found a way to reduce white blood cell count? I was using dandelion root tea and dropped my white count from 354,000 to 245,000 in 7 days. Unfortunately, a brown recluse spider bite forced me onto antibiotics and I have not been able to tolerate the dandelion tea since then."
Papaya Leaf, Pau D'arco
07/13/2011: La0508 from Neche, North Dakota, Usa: "In March 2010, a researcher from Univ of Florida stated that he had found that a water extract from papaya leaf had very strong anti-tumor effects. Granted, leukemia is NOT a tumor, but I have heard from people that it had a very powerful effect on leukemia. Papaya leaf is a folk remedy for cancer of all types. Pau d'arco (tabebuia impetiginosa or tabebuia avellanedae) is a specific for leukemia. Check out this site: www.taheeboteaclub.com -- these people sell only taheebo, period (taheebo is another name for pau d'arco)--because their grandfather had inoperable metastatic cancer--and was cured 15 years ago from drinking this tea. I have contacted them and found that their replies to me were very honest and straight forward, not trying to snow me with salesmanship. Their tea is rather expensive-maybe $25-$30 a month, but it is never bitter. There are other good sites to get taheebo, and a VERY STRONG extract in capsule form--called Taheebo Life Tea--google it. I use the tea for arthritis and cardiac arrhythmia, and it is wonderful. I often buy it from www.mountainroseherbs.com. I would certainly use this combination all day long for cancer, and if I had any form of brain cancer-astrocytoma or glioma--I would add boswellia. But that's for another post."
05/06/2011: Parla from Tdplclark1@sbcglobal.net, Tx: "my grand-daughter had leukemia when she was 6. she is 23 now. they cured her with the periwinkle drug vincristine. they camp they send children with cancer is called "Camp Periwinkle""
[YEA] 01/07/2008: Jerome : "I do leukemia research for a very young relative. I have learned of remarkable success in cancer by an Italian oncologistt using ph therapy but since his protocol required direct access to the tumor site it has scant value for leukemia where the difficult to access porgenator site is in the bone marrow. Systemic high ph would work but the body so regulates it that it is unlikely to achieve levels needed. Is there some way to overcome the body's regulation harmlessly. The body regulates fever, etc.,etc. yet these are overcome. Please help. THANKS."RepliesTed from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Jerome: There was a couple of cases I know personally where leukemia was help with raising pH. One case I had from Australia who went into remission from Leukemia, where the scheduled chemotherapy was to take place. The blood pH needs not be raise, but when we take sufficient alkalinity, the biochemical makeup of the body is changed. The leukemia remedy that one case use was 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. It takes about 3 or 4 weeks to get the body's pH BUFFERS sufficient level where the body can handle or raise its immune system.
Hence, while the urinary alkalinity is raise the blood pH pretty much stays within normal range the only differences is that pH acid spikes don't occur and this is where the body can be sufficiently "alkalinity" from more pH buffers take place in allowing the body's immune system to be high enough where the white blood cells can digest the excess leukemia buildup in the body.
The remedy that was mentioned was an old one, a newer remedy I think that might help raise the body's buffering system necessary to support the immune system is 1/2 teaspoon of sodium citrate plus 1/8 teaspoon of potassium citrate in 1/2 glass of water taken at least twice (preferably) three times a day.
Once this is taken for about a month whichever remedy mentioned, the remedy is reduced to about 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid in 1/2 glass of water.
It is the alkalinity buffer which prevents the acid pH spikes, while it is true the body's homeostasis is excellent, it KNOWS that the body is alkaline, from the changes in biochemical portions in the body and the alkalinity nature of the urine pH is also reflected. Hence, we need not raise the pH in the blood, raise in the urine, and get sufficient alkaline pH buffers is all that is needed.
Mind you this is a simple leukemia remedy that I found to be helpful, when the alkalinity is raised, the oxygen levels in the blood goes up, the carbonic acid waste gas carbon dioxide is reduced, and the nitric oxide levels in the body is raised (it degrades needlessly if there is LACK of alkaline pH buffers). Hence to further raise the oxygen, I believe adding 3-5 drops of 3% H2O2 food grade to the alkaline remedy twice a day. The H2O2 also oxidizes toxins by oxidation and this may also reduce unnecessary toxic burden which aids in the body's immune system.
A much simpler remedy of course, if supplements can't be found is 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken three times a day.
One other case of cancer that was helped was simply adding 1 drop of clove oil in 1/2 or 1 glass of water three timds a day. After adding this, it is stirred and then drink. However, the clove oil works best when added with the baking soda. Clove oil is the single most powerful antioxidant on the ORAC scale.
Hope this info helps!"07/27/2009: Lon from Stanhope, NJ replies: "Does anyone know where in the USA, I can get the citric acid or sodium citrate mentioned by Ted? Are these normally sold in health food stores? pharmacies? other? I found a citric acid product with home canning supplies, but it contained other ingredients that probably aren't good.
I was just diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. I've found a lot of extremely promising info about feverfew extract and leukemia, but then the research seems to just drop off. Feverfew is prolific in my yard. Who would have thought! Green tea and EFA are suppose to be good.
Any suggestions for leukemia will be helpful and appreciated. Of course I could be fine for years with this chronic type of leukemia, but want to do my best to stay well. I have a medically dependent son with Down Syndrome, whose daily health care is complex. There is a guardian to succeed me, but the longer I can take care of him, to get him in the best shape possible, the better, so I need to stay well as long as I can."
EC: Try a google product search: http://www.google.com/products?q=sodium+citrate+&hl=en&aq=f10/10/2009: Anonymous from Lansing, Mi replies: "A family member had lymphoma and tried raw food diets. He followed Dr. Schultz's (out of California) remedies and flushed for 30 day periods. All raw, all juiced. If you aren't digesting, then your body is healing. You can get all the nutients from foods without digesting when you have juice. He has been in remission for almost 10 years. He wanted to know why this worked. He found that cancer needs salt and protein to thrive. This process takes the body away from salt and protein for periods long enough for cancer to dissolve. You can get just enough protein from green food (spirulina with barley and wheat grasses)."11/14/2010: Ana V from Houston, Texas replies: "Ted, I have a question regarding the pH recommendations, the 1/2 tsp baking soda, would it be too strong for a four yr old? and how can I modify it?"02/04/2011: Lani from Prescott, Az replies: "To Lon,
Citric Acid can be found at any site that carries MMS (miracle mineral supplement)."02/06/2011: Lon from Stanhope , Nj replies: "Does anyone have thoughts about green tea and flouride. I've read green tea, even organic, absorbs flouride like a sponge, yet it's recommended by the mayoclinic for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which I have. Should I take it with something to offset the flouride? I assume risking flouride poinsoning may be worth the benefits for leukemia from the green tea. I did experience a drop in my white blood cell count, which is good, while taking green tea extract, along with ted's ph remedies, EFAs, soy, vit C, more raw vegetables, little to no meat and no sugar, exercise and meditation. Since I stoppoed the green tea my numbers habe been going up slowly.... Maybe the extracts don't have flouride/ Any input?"06/14/2011: Joan from Dayton, Ohio replies: "Hello, for ccl, do you take the capsule or the extract in the bottle, does it make a difference, how many milligrams? thank you."08/16/2012: Casey from Roeland Park, Kansas replies: "My sisters infant son was just diagnosed with A.M.L. and he is only 6 months old. My sister and her boyfriend already have him in a hospital, and they started chemo today. I'm worried that they are going to kill him, and we may miss our chance to actually help the kid, but through all this posting and everywhere I've searched I haven't found any information on holistic treatment for infants. Does anyone have any information or resources I could use in this situation? Any help would be appreciated."08/17/2012: Timh from Scottsville, Ky replies: "Casey, the best chance this child has is to receive holistic treatment, not standard chemo only method. There are a number of individual doctors in USA who use nutrition along w/ pharmaceuticals (complementary medicine). Cancer Treatment Centers Of America is supposed to be holistic or complimentary medicine, which can greatly increase the prognosis of survival. I suppose this option could be costly, although I don't actually know. At any rate, getting high quality nutrition in the body would greatly increase survival or simply quality of life. Health food stores have liquid vit/min supplements which could be added to the baby formula.
While the baby is sleeping or awake I would be waging prayer war and positive affirmations of love. Angels will respond and so will the infant. From what is otherwise a nightmare experience, peace and comfort can prevail."
Remedies for Chronic Monocytic Leukemia
02/03/2013: Mhaley3 from Templeton, Ma, Usa: "My husband was diagnosed with CML just over a year ago and has responded well to Gleevec. This medicine makes him very sick and the doctor said there is no other option and he must continue to take medications for the rest of his existance to keep his cells from producing the mutated monocyte blood cells assosciated with CML. I am sure there must be a natural cure that will heal him and stop the genetic mutation of BC-BLR genes. If this medicine can remove all traces of CML from his blood, than there must be another substance that can do the same.
Please help, I can not stand to see him suffering any longer.
MHaley"Replies02/04/2013: Connie from Slc, Utah, Usa replies: "http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20416153
The above link describes that the green tea extract, EGCG, has an inhibitive effect on the progression of chronic monocytic leukemia."02/05/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky replies: "I would suggest begin using a very high quality/potency multivitamin/miner/w/whole foods and enxymes 2 tabs per meal. Next, begin using antioxidant nutrition. There are so many I can't begin suggesting but just commit to reading all the info on antioxidants and start browsing health food store antioxidant complexes. After you are supplementing a variety of antioxidant the gene protector Resveratrol will take the health to another level.
Also search blood purification and detoxification protocols because there could be some type pathogen involved. Many things affect gene response, so I don't really by the terminal prognosis on that. Love 528 DNA healing music directly affects genes, along with the Resveratrol and all the other nutrition and you shoul see some positive results, at least enough to cut the meds dosage down to comfortable levels.
Auto immunity can also be involved so study up on that possibility. I can't help but dispute a "gene only" diagnosis, as this line of scientific thinking is linking alcoholism, homosexuality and many other disorders as a direct cause. It might be useful to seak a second or third oppinion, as well as all the alternatives offered.
BlackStrap Molasses (BSM) as well as other "superfoods" like Bee Pollen come to mind for regaining health. Cold Showers have miraculous benefits on the body and the mind, somehow "resetting" the endocrine, detox, and immune systems."
12/10/2012: Venky from Bangalore, India: "I am from Bangalore, India, my granny is reported with Acute Leukemia. She is about 70 yrs old. Please suggest as how to save her. my contact - venkyjay76(at)gmail.com"Replies12/10/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Hi Venky, Start with Wheat Grass Juice - It is the blood purifier and blood producer. Start with 15ml twice a day and increase to 30 ml twice a day."11/20/2013: Natural Remedies from Vermont replies: "Before the invention of medicines and drugs the traditional treatment for leukemia was eating large quantities of beets (also known as beetroot in some countries). Hope this helps."11/24/2013: Gavin from Northland, New Zealand replies: "With regards to beet and apple juice 50/50 I tried some for about six weeks, it was one of the best tonics I've ever tried. The beets juice really well. Beetauria is a bit freaky, (when you pee its red) but you know that there is an excess and the whole body is getting a dose. It does no harm. If you have a "google" there are some very positive reports with regards to cancer cures. Using these two remedies. Putting the apple seeds through a food processor or smashing them up in a mortsis and petzel, should be considered, as the seeds have a potent anti cancer compound, in them as well."11/24/2013: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hello Venky,
Concerning your grandmother's leukemia, if you google "leukemia viral causes, or leukemia virus" you'll find in many leukemias a virus is behind it.
To kill viruses I use Colloidal Silver. If I had leukemia, I'd take three tablespoons of CS three times a day for a month and see how the numbers were looking. If better after a month, I'd keep up the CS."
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