Colon Cancer Home Remedies

| Modified on Aug 21, 2023

Colon Cancer can be a devastating condition, but a number of natural remedies have been found to relieve cancer symptoms and even reverse the growth of cancerous tumors.

Sometimes more formally called colorectal cancer -- which includes colon cancer and rectal cancer -- this medical condition involves the cancerous growth of the polyps that line the lower intestinal tract.

Increasing the number of colon cancer screenings has become a major social imperative because this form of cancer is easy to treat at the outset but becomes much more difficult to treat and critically dangerous to one's health and quality of life as colon cancer advances to later stages.

Symptoms of colon cancer include changes in the pattern of your bowel movements, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and intestinal discomforts.

Natural Cures: The Budwig Diet or Essiac Tea may provide some benefit in the treatment of colon cancer.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Susan (Adelaide, AU) on 02/07/2015

My young daughter had colon cancer and the tumour was removed. she was then advised to go on Chemo for 6 months to mop up any cancer cells that may have been lurking. She is into her 6 treatment now and with the help of a Naturapath her side affects to Chemo are not too bad. Would taking apple cider vinegar with bicarbonate soda help her. And how often and how much etc... Also had a kind person on this site suggest Kerosine???? Any comments. At the moment I would be afraid to give this to her while having the Chemo every 2 weeks for a couple of days. Your thoughts would be very much appreciated. Kind regards Sue

Replied by David
(Mackay, Queensland)

Susan, am currently working with 3 people using whole lemons and blackstrap molasses.The lemon peel is the ingredient that attacks the cancer and is enormously more powerful than chemo and no side affects. The test literature I have was carried out in a laboratory that manufactures chemo drugs.The results we're getting are all positive with all feeling healthier and cancer nodules shrinking rapidly.


Does anyone have instructions and dosages?

(Austin, Texas, USA)

Does anyone know what he's talking about? How is this meant to be used? Anyone have good luck with this? Luck is probably not the right word. My husband got diagnosed about half an hour ago so I'm definitely optimistic and want to do whatever we can obviously

Replied by Prioris
(Fl, US)

I can't answer your question but ... Cancer is fueled by sugar so a ketogenic diet is helpful. Cancer cells do not like oxygen so oxygen therapy should be used. This is what many powerful and well known people have used.

I see these commercials for chemotherapy where they also have a naturalist on staff to help with side effects. Chemo is toxic therapy so should not be used in the first place. It's like feeding someone arsenic then giving them supplements to ward off the affects of it. This is spilled milk in your case.

I would research the things above in the meantime and see if they can be integrated at some point especially if the cancer ever comes back.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

David, would you know if other citrus peels have the same effect?

Replied by Susie Bean

Hi David, would you suggest she takes the lemons and molasses whilst having Chemo. I was not happy about her having Chemo. She had to have the operation to remove the tumour which I understand because of the blockage. They did remove some lymph nodes which they found some cancer cells. I thought changing her diet would have been better and other supplements to erase any cancer cells floating about. She is only a young frightened girl who felt safer listening to the Oncologist and surgeon. I have had to stand by her on this decision but it hasn't stopped me from researching and giving her such things as tumeric, black seed oil etc. I welcome any help. Thank you.

Replied by Susie

Hi David, how many lemons and blackstrap molasses? What is the mixture and dosage you would recommend. Thanks.

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

How about trying Ted's Alkalizing Remedy?

Replied by Deenaz
(Pune, India)

Please use turmeric powder, pure, in half a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. You can also use honey with turmeric mixed in it, during the evenings.

Replied by Sue
(Adelaide, Australia)

How much turmeric?

Replied by Suzy

how much lemon n black strap molasses are needed?


I mainly take CurcuWIN by Allergy Research, 3 capsules right after breakfast, 3 capsules 2 hours later with a snack, 3 capsules 2 hours with a snack. All 3 doses taken by 30 min's before lunch.

Sometimes I use a different brand then mentioned.

I take it to keep fibrinogen, lp(a) and ESR normal. So far so good.

This schedule is from my ND.

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If the lemons and blackstrap molasses doesn't work out for the colon cancer, this may be of some interest to you :


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Roz (Calgary, Canada) on 10/13/2008

My grandfather is 93 and has used Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with raw honey and aloe vera everyday for 30 years. He has survived Colon Cancer and Throat cancer. Until the past 2 years he has been healthy as an ox. Warning: A recent side effect has been stomach bleeding which his doctors attribute to ACV.

Replied by Jevon
(Washington, DC)

Did he just create a mixture and rub it on the area?

EC: No, he drank it.

Avoid Citric Acid

Posted by Sam (Knoxville, Tn) on 01/26/2012

Avoid any acid and sugar at all costs. There's a friend of mine who had stomach and colon cancer. He kept taking the Vitamin C regularly and religiously. The cancer ate him alive until he passed away. Cancer loves high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and acids in any form, cancer shrinks by half when eliminating HFCS. The best joke I've heard all day is the mention of scurvy.

Replied by Robert
(Martinez, Ca)

Regards vitamin-C & acid problems. It is best to take sodium ascorbate which is buffered & not acidic as is ascorbic acid. All the theraputic clinical research is with sodium ascorbate. Research sites: Orthomolecular Medicine, Vitamin C Foundation, Drs. Cathcart, Klenner, Linus Pauling Institute, etc. If one is on a budget, ascorbic acid can be buffered, Approx. ratio example is , 1/2 tsp sodium bicarb per one teaspoon of ascorbic acid. Ratio is:1/2 bicarb to 1-ascorbic acid for any other amount made. Mix both in water, allow 'fizzing' to complete. Drink.

Colon Cancer

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Posted by H.Shim (Los Angeles CA) on 02/09/2022

For Colon Cancer:

Take this magical mushroom from the nature, the "Chaga" mushroom.

Replied by Betty

Yes, and many more for medicinal.

For kRAS mutant, cordyceps has study papers that are impressive.

I have taken up to 7 different mushrooms at one time for various reasons bloodwork was revealing.

One mushroom that is universal probably no matter what mutation or if wild type is Turkey Tail. It is very powerful immune booster (PSK, beta glucan content).

Replied by Erin
(Sacramento, Ca)

Hi - what is the recommended dosage/frequency of Chaga for colon cancer?


Check out the Burzunski clinic. Watch about Dr. Burzunski on YT. You need a comprehensive approach. Meantime start taking LDN, it slows and sometime puts some cancers in a remission, WHILE YOU ARE ADDRESSING it comprehensively. Don't waste your time on single supplements. Treatments must be systemic. Call any compounding pharmacy in your area and ask names of the doctors who prescribe LDN, go see one, and start taking LDN indefinitely ($90 for 3 months supply). You can still do chemo, radiation (if you choose so) and take LDN, but check Burzunski clinic first.

CRC Protocols

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Posted by Betty (CA) on 11/04/2021

I am currently in remission for colorectal cancer thanks to my integrative MD and naturopath MD. I am on the ADAPT regime for maintenance as not to recur hopefully.

I have learned in order to not die from the toxic chemo it had to be the least toxic chemo (xeloda) complimented with very potent supplements to block cancer pathways.

I would like to see more people on this site sharing CRC protocols to learn from each other. I hope my post opens the door.

Replied by Betty

v19p0175.pdf (

Interesting article about CRC therapy.

Replied by JoanieG
(Highland MI)

What protocols or supplements did you do? A neighbor just got news that her colon cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. Of course they are suggesting chemo. She had opted for surgery over chemo thus far. Not sure what her choices are to continue to opt out of chemo.

Dietary Changes

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Posted by Greek (Chicago, IL) on 03/28/2008

My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1985. We live in a polluted community, he smoked, and my families diet was pretty heavy in red meat. He was given the proper medication and then discharged. He knew that cancer usually returns so he decided to modify his diet.

The first thing he did was stop smoking. He then changed his diet. No more red meats. He made sure to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits every single day. His main fruit of choice is bananas. The addition he made, which I think was the most valuable was garlic. Garlic is a huge staple for mediterraneans, so this wasn't a big adjustment. It was a big adjustment for everyone else in the house that valued breathable air. Well, 23 years later, he's as healthy as a horse. He gave cancer one hell of a beating.

I take the garlic pills because of the obvious odor. I work with a lot of people and I don't want any embarassing odor. Is there anything that can kill the bad breath or the odor that comes from the pores?

Replied by Dee
(West Coast, Usa)

Replying to 'is there any garlic supplement one can take that doesn't give bad breath or burping'. Yes. Any grocery or drug store sells 'odorless garlic' capsules. All 3 of our family members take 1 capsule daily - for our teenager's complexion, for hubby's heart (seizure prone), and my cancer history. Comes in a plastic brown bottle, 100 softgels, 1000mg per softgel, between usd6 to usd12, depending on brand or store. What a BIG health difference it makes for us all, and my cancer prone readings are always excellent.

Replied by Sue
(Whitmore Lake, MI)

Kyolic is odorless garlic..

Dietary Changes
Posted by Heather (Claremore, Oklahoma) on 07/03/2007

Oil-pulling and cancer. I don't know a whole lot about cancer, and honestly I'm sure that you know more than I do. My stepfather was diagnosed with colon cancer about three years ago, and was able to get rid of it in two weeks, in all honesty. My mother gave him a STRICT diet according to the book, href="/" The Maker's Dietby Jordan Rubin. She made sure he ate a lot of lemon-water (no sugar, obviously), avacadoes, guacamole included, tabouli, and other things. She abolished anything with sugar from his diet, and gave him Fiji water (I don't know if it helps tremendously, but when we tested it, the pH level was 9.) I don't want to write too much in this little message, I just want to strongly urge you to seek out that book, if you haven't already learned everything it has to say. I hope your daughter is doing well, and I'll keep you in my prayers.

Essiac Tea

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Posted by Tom (Manhattan, New York) on 03/15/2009

Essiac Tea: I lost a loved one to Colon cancer... she drank the tea for while but didn't notice any improvement... I am neither recommending nor refuting it's claims. However I wouldn't rely on it just it alone but perhaps include it on a wholistic lifestyle change and approach.

Replied by Christy

I'm so sorry you lost a loved one to cancer after they tried essiac tea. I appreciate the note about not relying on this one remedy fully, however please understand that not every remedy will work for every person. Many people die every day after chemo and radiation but they are still considered *the treatment* for cancer.

Multiple Remedies

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Posted by H.Shim (Los Angeles CA) on 03/15/2022

Edited 3/01/24 at 1:29 pm
For Colorectal cancer

This is what I do every day:

I am taking IP-6/inositol pills 4 hrs before after meals on an empty stomach. It's very difficult to do so so, I take them before I sleep on an empty stomach with lots of water.

Separate from IP-6...

  • I do take Turmeric powders with ground black pepper ( I've heard its amplifying effect of Turmeric )
  • Chaga mushroom + Reishi mushroom powder in pill form
  • Eats Maitake mushroom sauteed with olive oil ( sometimes real butter for a treat ) with a dash of sea salts often.
  • Graviola leaf pills or Graviola tea
  • A Zinc pill ( I've heard IP -6 steals Zinc out of the body so I try to refill it while I'm not taking IP-6/ inositol )
  • An Magnesium pill
  • D3 + MK-4 ( okK2)
  • Vitamin C 1000mg a day
  • green teas I do drink like a water
  • Spirulina
  • Garlic pills in capsules ( Kyolic brand )
  • A tea spoon full of Moringa powders into green tea powder ( taste very similar so it's a good combinations when you like green tea )
  • Grated Lemon peel zests on every dinner plate meal like on meat, fish, soup etc.

I do not take any sugars ( including fructose syrop like soda) intentionally. When I do possibly with coffee but I'd drink coffee with Stevia or Monkfruit powder or my last resort will be Splenda ( but I don't like Splenda very much... )

No Chemo for me . That's my decision . I don't recommend to anyone but I encourage to listen to your own physicians.

Btw, this is what I do to take care of my own body. Obviously, I am not a doctor.

I'm just a guy who wants to be healthy.

Replied by Betty

Details please:

  • Stage clinical/path
  • TNM
  • Mutations
  • Date of dx

How did you put together your protocol?

Replied by Rory

Has this worked on your cancer and prognosis?

Preventing Colon Polyps

Posted by Daniel (Boston) on 08/16/2013

I was diagnosed with colon polyps yesterday. The doctor removed 12 polyps and another one could not be removed. The doctor wants to make a pathological exam for the ones removed. How do I prevent these from occurring again?

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
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@Daniel: As a recommendation for colon health in general, the diet must be high in fiber. Two small spoons of Milled Flax Seed daily. One Softgel Aloe Vera every other day. One or more capsules of Turmeric daily for colon cancer prevention. Keep internal infection down by using Oil of Oregano, Garlic, Olive Leaf, Grapefruitseed. Foods high in probiotics like Sauerkraut and Kefir or a Probiotic supplement.

Rectal Discharge

Posted by Dreedesoto (Houston, Texas, Usa) on 04/13/2011

After having anal fissures, hemmorroids, and colon cancer I can understand your wanting to find out the problem. Please look up this site - it has several causes -

When I read your post I thought of Crohn's Disease but of course I'm not a doctor - Get it checked out Bill - Colorectal problems are NO fun.

Vitamin D

Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 02/27/2010

Latest newsletter from the Dr. Cannell and the Vitamin D Council. Please pay particular attention to the paragraph about the harmful effects of Vitamin A and why people should avoid cod liver oil like the plague!

..."However, hidden on page eight is one sentence and a small table, which shows that the benefits of vitamin D are almost entirely negated in those with the highest vitamin A intake."


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Remarkable Paper in British Medical Journal

February 28, 2010

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A few weeks ago, the British Medical Journal published a remarkable paper, remarkable that it studied more than 500,000 subjects, remarkable that it had 56 (fifty-six) authors, remarkable that it confirmed low vitamin D levels obtained in the past are a risk factor for developing colon cancer in the future. However, the most remarkable part of the paper is that the 46 scientists minimized the true significance of their own research. They found that vitamin A, even in relatively low amounts, appears to thwart vitamin D's association with reduced rates of colon cancer.

Jenab M et al. Association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of colorectal cancer in European populations: a nested case-control study. BMJ 2010;340:b5500

This is a prospective nested case-controlled study, which means it uses subject's vitamin D blood samples obtained and frozen in the past and then reviews their medical records into the future to see who gets colon cancer, comparing the study subjects to similar members of the group that did not get the illness. Dr. Mazda Jenab and his 45 colleagues from the International Agency for Research on Cancer confirmed that low vitamin D levels are a risk for colon cancer in a dose response manner; those with the highest levels were about twice as less likely to develop colon cancer compared to those with the highest levels.

However, hidden on page eight is one sentence and a small table, which shows that the benefits of vitamin D are almost entirely negated in those with the highest vitamin A intake. And the retinol intake did not have to be that high in these older adults to begin to negate vitamin D's effects, about 3,000 IU/day. Remember, young autistic children often take 3,500 IU of retinol a day in their powdered multivitamins, which doesn't count any additional vitamin A given in high single doses.

This is the largest study to date showing vitamin A blocks vitamin D's effect and explains some of the anomalies in other papers on vitamin D and cancer. For example, Dr. Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon of the NIH conducted two similar studies on pancreatic cancer, with startling different results. Her first paper showed high vitamin D levels tripled the subsequent risk of pancreatic cancer, her second paper showed no effect. The difference, the first was conducted in a cod liver oil country, Finland, the second in the USA.

Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ et al. A prospective nested case-control study of vitamin D status and pancreatic cancer risk in male smokers. Cancer Res. 2006 Oct 15;66(20):10213-9.

Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, et al. Serum vitamin D and risk of pancreatic cancer in the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian screening trial. Cancer Res. 2009 Feb 15;69(4):1439-47.

Prostate cancer is another good example; ten similar studies have been conducted on vitamin D blood levels and the risk of subsequent prostate cancer. Dr. Lu Yin of the German Cancer Research Center reviewed them in detail. Eight of the studies found no relationship but two studies found a U shaped curve, that is, an increased risk of prostate cancer at both lower and higher vitamin D levels. You guessed it; both of these studies were from Nordic countries where cod liver oil consumption is rampant.

Yin L et al. Meta-analysis of longitudinal studies: Serum vitamin D and prostate cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol. 2009 Dec;33(6):435-45.

So why is there no relationship between vitamin D levels and the future risk of prostate cancer? All the subjects had their vitamin D levels checked in the late 1980s or 1990s, well into the sun-scare but before the vitamin D revolution. So how did these older people get high levels of vitamin D back then? Multivitamins? No, they only contained a meaningless 400 IU. Vitamin D supplements? No, they were not widely available back then and only contained a meaningless 200 to 400 IU of vitamin D if available. Sunshine? Maybe, but I doubt it. Studies have shown that the elderly were the first to abide by sun-avoidance advice; anyway, the elderly lose the ability to make vitamin D from sunshine; it takes the elderly up to ten times more time in the sun that the young to make an equivalent amount of vitamin D.

However, the elderly of many countries, not just Nordic countries, were raised on cod liver oil and I suspect that a sizable number of Americans continue to take cod liver oil as they age. While cod liver oil from the 1980s and 90s had higher amounts of vitamin D than does modern cod liver oil, it still had toxic amounts of A. I suspect if authors of the above ten studies had controlled for cod liver oil intake, they would have found that high retinol intake was blocking the cancer-preventing effects of vitamin D.

I say this because one author has controlled for retinol intake and the pre-cancerous condition, colon adenomas. Dr. Kyungwon Oh, of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with Harvard epidemiologists, found that high retinol intake completely thwarted the beneficial effects of vitamin D, stating, "a higher retinol intake, approximately > 4,800 IU/day, appears to counter the beneficial effect of vitamin D . . ." In other words, exactly what the British Medical Journal paper found with colon cancer.

Oh K et al. Calcium and vitamin D intakes in relation to risk of distal colorectal adenoma in women. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 May 15;165(10):1178-86.

Let"s look at Dr. Pamela Goodwin"s study from the University of Toronto that studied breast cancer survival. This a very different study as it looked at vitamin D levels obtained after the diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent survival in 535 Toronto women between 1989 and 1996. Vitamin D levels ranged from 3 ng/ml to 70 ng/ml. The women with the lowest levels were about twice as likely to die and to suffer distant cancer recurrence compared those with the highest levels. Ten year survival was 85% for those in the upper one-third of vitamin D levels compared to 74% in the lower one-third. However, the data suggested a U shaped curve for the women with levels above 40 ng/ml, that is, a higher risk of dying, but it was not statistically significant.

Goodwin PJ et al. Prognostic effects of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in early breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Aug 10;27(23):3757-63.

Again, let"s ask where women would get levels above 40 ng/ml in Toronto between 1989 and 1996? Sunshine? We know the answer is no as the authors found no seasonal variation in 25(OH)D levels in the 535 women, even in the women with the highest levels. So where did blood levels of 40-70 ng/ml come from in the early 1990s? Vitamin D supplements were not widely available in the early 1990s, and only contained meaningless doses when available. As sunshine was ruled out, they could only have gotten it from cod liver oil. I have emailed Dr. Pamela Goodwin, lead author, asking how hard it would be to see if cod liver oil use was asked about in the dietary questionnaire and if she could control for cod liver oil intake. She did find retinol intake was associated with higher vitamin D levels but I am particularly interested in cod liver oil intake in women with vitamin D levels above 40 ng/ml.

It's not just in breast cancer that vitamin D levels appear to have a treatment effect; it's in lung, prostate and colon cancer as well. Again, these are studies of people diagnosed with cancer to see if high vitamin D levels at the time of diagnosis are associated with improved survival.; that is, do high vitamin D levels have a treatment effect? On average, those with the highest vitamin D levels at time of diagnosis lived 2 or 3 times longer. One has to ask how high vitamin D levels are associated with greatly improved survival once you get cancer but a higher risk of getting cancer in the first place. That requires some gymnastic thinking and acrobatic basic science.

Zhou W et al. Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels predict survival in early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Feb 10;25(5):479-85.

Ng K et al. Clin Oncol. 2008 Jun 20;26(18):2984-91. Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and survival in patients with colorectal cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jun 20;26(18):2984-91.

Tretli S et al. Association between serum 25(OH)D and death from prostate cancer. Br J Cancer. 2009 Feb 10;100(3):450-4.

Remember, studies of vitamin D levels and subsequent risk of cancer are only one type of epidemiological study. Studies of latitude and cancer are quite clear, the less sunshine the higher the cancer risk. Studies of dietary vitamin D intake and cancer are also mostly supportive but such studies are limited by the tiny doses people get in their diets.

So it is not just autistic children that are being harmed by vitamin A. Avoid cod liver oil like the poison it is and check your multivitamins. Life Extension Foundation just reformulated their multivitamin to contain only 500 IU of preformed retinol. And, I am happy to report that Purity Products, which markets my vitamin D, has no preformed retinol at all in any of their multivitamins, only beta carotene. Purity has also stopped selling cod liver oil. Now, if only Carlson, Solgar, Nature's Way, and other companies would stop selling cod liver oil and stop selling their concentrated vitamin A supplements to a country whose problem is widespread sub-clinical vitamin A toxicity, I'd be a happier agitator.
John Cannell, MD
Executive Director
Vitamin D Council

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Replied by Leah
(Philadelphia , Pa)

Dr Mercola agrees that vitamin D deficiency is an underlying condition of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. That said, Weston A Price researched traditional cultures where tooth decay and cancer were rare. These people ate traditional foods high in A, D, an K2. The trick is to get these in the correct ratios. They need to modulate each other to avoid hypervitaminosis of either one. Mercola recommends having your vit D monitored to keep in the optimum range.