The below article, written by the famous "Ted from Bangkok", originally appeared in Earth Clinic's February 28, 2011 newsletter. Ted wrote this 4 years before his debilitating stroke in 2015, at a prolific time when he was answering hundreds of questions each month from Earth Clinic readers around the world via email.
PARHATSATHID NABADALUNG (AKA TED)
February 28, 2011
"What foods should I avoid if I have cancer?"
This is the single most frequently asked question I get from people with cancer. The answer, of course, is complicated, but controlling your cancer through diet comes down to two principles: controlling your body's oxidation levels to prevent cancer and limiting your sugar intake to prevent metastasizing of cancers.
How Cancer Gets Started
The big question is, what is the mysterious switching mechanism that switches a cancer on, and what is needed to neutralize or reverse that switch? There are three things you need to be aware of:
1. Cancer cells register -15 millivolts on the ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) scale
2. Healing cells register -50 millivolts
3. Healthy cells register from -70 to -100 millivolts.
Here is how the cancer switch is turned on: If I am a weak person, whose healthy cells are around -60 millivolts, and for instance I take an extra long shower with chlorinated water, whose millivolts are -300, your body ABSORBS an average of 80% of the chlorine through your skin as chlorine gas. What you are doing in effect is to change your ALREADY low millivolts -60 into exactly -15 millivolts and suddenly the mitochondria go into anaerobic fermentation and those cells become cancerous.
Our body begins to heal if we can get the cells in the right millivolts range. You can do something as simple as soak in sacred healing water, as in Tlacote Mexico where Magic Johnson went to treat his HIV.
Food, of course, is the biggest factor.
If we can consume foods whose millivolts allow all cells to reach -70 millivolts, the cancer cells could not survive. Then there is another way to do it, the use of sodium ascorbate or potassium ascorbate. Cancer cells love sodium, and that is why cancer causes edema, but sodium ascorbate won't protect healthy cells from getting the cancer, while the potassium ascorbate may protect weak cells whose voltages are really close to negative -15 millivolts.
The acetic acid in the Krebs cycle may also help. Apple cider vinegar in alkaline form when mixed with potassium carbonate gives an alkaline form of apple cider vinegar with potassium. If the main component of vinegar is the acetic acid, a mix of potassium ascorbate will get you potassium acetate, with a twist: the apple cider vinegar in alkaline form has a millivolt charge of over -200 easy.
Are You at Risk for Cancer?
In order to figure out if your body's redox levels (oxidative reduction potential) are affecting you, get an ORP meter and measure your first urine of the day. Both the pH AND the ORP readings. If I see a person taking their urine ORP and pH test, and find the ORP is positive, it means they are a walking time bomb for cancer cells to be switched on anytime. Urine always has a more acid pH than plasma, and so a positive ORP means it is way off the healthy cells range in plasma. But should their urine ORP be in a safe range of -50 millivolts at least, with a urine pH above 6.5 to 7.35, the likelihood of these "switches" in our mitochondria turning on cancer cells is reduced.
Take for instance a few clients that recently died from loss of their life force, as their urine pH went from -50 millivolts, to -25 millivolts to +10 millivolts and to +100 millivolts. That means their life force was already on LOW BATT, and this means they could just die if there is not enough battery juice left. Treatment should be to fill up these battery cells with an alkaline form of both sodium and potassium ascorbate, and make sure their urine pH remains at -70 millivolts.
This could potentially save lives and it is what I have witnessed in ICU rooms where they die a slow death allowing their life force to be lost, unchecked with the use of a simple ORP tester. You can predict these deaths before they happen and perhaps reverse their demise.
So when the ORP in the body is overly positive, cancer can first take hold, but if you already have cancer what will make it spread and get worse?
Most people with cancer are diabetic. However, most do not know they have diabetes, even if they did measure their blood sugar. Now, cancerous tumors require sugar and glucose for them to persist, but they REQUIRE FRUCTOSE TO METASTASIZE.
The best way to stop the metastasis has got to be lysine, BUT WITHOUT THE CALCIUM. But the trigger for metastasis is fructose and sugar levels. The facts on this issue of cancer survival are based on a Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) report, that people who have more than 90 mg/dL of blood sugar have a 97% increased chance of dying. And those with blood sugar below or equal to 90 mg/dL have a 97% greater chance of survival. It's a key fact that people keep overlooking.
A cancer can reach general metastasis within 2 hours after consuming most fructose, especially in fruit juices of all kinds. Cancer here in Thailand exploded in the past 5 years here, right after national sales of fruit juices skyrocketed. So it's no coincidence that fruit juices, even without added sugar (called sucrose), do contain large amounts of sugars, such as the fructose found in fruits to begin with.
People tell me how healthy fruits are, and of course they are healthy, for healthy people. What we fail to realize is that research studies assume people with normal blood sugar find them beneficial, and also that in laboratory rats, we prepare fruit extracts, WITHOUT the sugar fructose. Fructose is more dangerous then sucrose, but sucrose is a double sugar that has fructose and glucose built in. The body's insulin merely controls your blood glucose, but has no control of fructose directly allowing fructose, as a Trojan horse to damage the system.
There are three causes of diabetes that trigger cancer growth when your blood sugar is uncontrolled:
1. Fruit juices and sweet drinks.
A soft drink contains 10% sugar. So in a 1-liter bottle you have just consumed 100 grams of sugar. If you do this three times a day, and do that for 4 days, you have actually consumed about 1.2 kilograms of sugar. That is more than 2 pounds of sugar. It is beyond what the body can metabolize. We are practically growing cancer farms.
2. Oily foods, especially polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Perhaps the only known oils that do not damage the liver are coconut oil and lard. They are both saturated fats and in chemistry are not subjected to free radical attacks. Put a vegetable oil in the sun, side to side with coconut oil, and in one month the coconut oil remains the same but the vegetable oil will turn to glue. Imagine what happens if this occurs in the body as fats and oil tend to accumulate and stay in your body for a long time. Once the liver is damaged, it can't handle the body's sugars as well.
3. Wheat products.
Wheat contains a protein that destroys your pancreas, and studies show that this alone can initiate type 1 diabetes. Now in a cancer patient, if the pancreas doesn't work the blood sugar gets high, but as the pancreas gets destroyed, it can't produce pancreatic enzymes. Without enough enzymes in your system, the body cannot digest the food and we end up having cancer cachexia.
What Not to Eat
As for a short list of what not to eat, here is an excerpt from one of my private emails:
- NO WHEAT PRODUCTS!
- NO fruit or fruit juices.
- NO sweet drinks or sodas.
- NO sugar or artificial sugars.
- NO corn syrup or fructose.
- NO carbonated water. Plain water is always ok.
- NO vegetable oils except coconut oil used in cooking.
- NO fried foods.
- NO calcium.
- NO large meals consisting largely of meats.
On the positive side, do drink plenty of water during meals. Do not eat before sleep and no large meals at dinner. Dinnertime is best before 5 p.m. No meals after this. Obviously, no snacks and bakery products. Supplements that reduce blood sugar are helpful, as in glucophage (metformin) twice a day, B3 250 mg three times a day, and B1 100 mg three times a day. White tea is also important in flushing out excess sugar, while lysine, threonine, glutamine, Vitamin C, proline, tannic acid and perhaps green tea extract can stop a cancer's progression.
It is MOST important, though, to get blood sugar below or equal to 90 mg/dL. You have a 97% better survival rate from cancer if you do.
Controlling Your Blood Sugar When You Have Cancer
My method for checking blood sugar is to do so 1 HOUR AFTER eating food. Most medical practitioners today measure blood sugar based on 12-hour fasting blood sugar, which is the wrong way to measure with cancer. The reason why they are wrong is cancer becomes metastatic after a blood sugar spike ONE HOUR AFTER A MEAL. The cancer becomes metastatic in the second hour.
Obviously you have to find a cure for diabetes to cure cancer, but in more reasonable terms, if you can CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR not to exceed 110 the cancer simply can't go into metastasis.
I have found three substances that get blood sugar down, namely:
- N acetyl Cystiene
- Beta carotene (mostly found in carrots)
- Bitter cucumber.
The N acetyl cysteine has a long-term effect (which takes about a week) to get blood sugar down, but the quickest is freshly squeezed carrot juice alone or with bitter cucumber. That gets blood sugar down fairly quickly, always less than 110.
Research circles surmise that diabetes is due to a deficiency in beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin (the yellow pigments in carrot, pumpkins and orange rinds). Beta-carotene is a provitamin of Vitamin A. From my own observation I have found provitamins, or percursors of vitamins, to be far more effective than the vitamins themselves in a few cases, such as panthenol, which is a vitamin B5 of pantothenic acid or beta-carotene for example. These get blood sugar down very quickly and also have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure (in some cases there is no need to take blood pressure medicine if carrot juice is consumed).
Can You Reverse Cancer?
The second point and perhaps the most important point is DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) turns cancer cells into normal cells. The mechanism is fairly straightforward. Basically DMSO can enter cancer cells, but the DMSO takes WATER OUT from the cells and reduces their sodium content. When this is done, the cells are no longer waterlogged and normal respiration proceeds. Hence cells are no longer fermentative.
From my observation of cancer cells, they become cancerous if the oxygen is low and cellular respiration is restricted by too much sugar, oil, and water inside the cells. Sugar promotes fermentation and supports anaerobic respiration. Healthy cells support aerobic respiration. Hence if sugars are low, cells can't revert to anaerobic respiration.
The one major sore thumb about using DMSO is that it causes itchiness when applied to the skin. Of course we can get around the problem by thinly applying lavender oil then DMSO. Putting on too much DMSO and leaving it too long tends to cause burning of the skin, but if it is applied thinly to the tumor area, the problem won't happen. DMSO actually converts more than 50% of a skin cancer tumor to normal cells (usually averages 80%) within 2 days. If it is deep in the body, then it takes a bit longer such as 3 to 5 days to get 50% reduction.
Reduce Cancer Pain
The above is just the results of a few clients, but for certain DMSO is EXCELLENT in reducing cancer pain. The secret to getting rid of the cancer pain is simple. Lactic acid production in the cancer cells is what causes pain, but that pain is much more IF THE CANCER CELLS ARE VERY ANAEROBIC. The DMSO is a good oxygen and nutrient carrier. By applying it to the tumor cells externally on the skin, the cancer cells become more aerobic and hence the pain reduces. And this is NOT only theoretical knowledge, since I have tested it on several people and all reported SIGNIFICANT reduction in cancer pain.
Even with me having liver pain, or kidney pain, and I don't even have cancer, the pain simply vanishes away when DMSO is applied to the area. The reason why this pain is reduced is simple, if there is cellular congestion of various toxins and lack of nutrients to neutralize them, it CAUSES PAIN. When DMSO goes into that area, the toxins get neutralized and are removed from the body.
So if a person feels the need for a painkiller, DMSO works far better than morphine for cancer pain, mostly from the fact that DMSO doesn't kill you, as does morphine, and without the addiction of using morphine.
So by controlling sugar, checking ORP, and with the use of a few supplements we can keep cancer cells under control. I consider the ORP millivolts to be the qi in Chinese acupuncture, or lifeforce, as measured in millivolts. Cancer and other diseases can take hold when this qi or lifeforce is run down, traditional medicines have long known that, but foods and supplements can bring it back up. Low sugar intake can keep the qi in balance. Testing your ORP can tell you whether your body has the qi to keep itself healthy, and then we can take all of these steps to keep cancers from starting or spreading.
I am pasting a post here from 10 years ago. My friend has been diagnosed with Anaplastic Thyroid cancer and immunotherapy seemed to be working…until now. I see that bloodroot tincture is a recommendation here. But, I wanted to see if, in the last 10 years, others have been found…? Thank you and I hope that you are feeling better every day. amk
“I have a question. I have a relative that was diag. with Thyroid cancer. They took the Thyroid out but could not get all the cancer because it wrapped around a nerve. Now they want to take her voice box out and give her 1yr to live.What can I suggest to her to start taking now? If she listens to the doctors she has now Yes indeed she will die. I am open to anything that can help. Thank-you very much in advance.
Replied by Ted
I have found bloodroot tincture, using ethanol, not methanol most useful. It usually reduces cancer size by about 1/2 for most tumors in a matter of days. The remedy is often 4 drops taken 4 to 5 times a day. It requires several bottles of these to have an effect, assuming each of the tincture bottles are about 4 ounce bottle. The other thing is alkalization to reduce the acidity that causes the pain and hence neutralizing the acid is important. That said the baking soda and potassium is 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of tripotassium cittrate in 1/2 glass of water taken three times a day. There are other ways to tame the cancer, all of which I have tried, seems to all work well aso, but I believe the remedies mentioned here is the most effective by far both in speed of reducation and some pain. I can’t elminate pain entirely, but initially the clove oil did work for a couple of months before they developed some kind of resistance. The clove oil is 1 drop per glass of water well stirred or a diluted clove oil in olive oil say 5% clove oil in olive oil is applied to the area where a cancer is present seemed to have reduced the pain. BHT I think is necessary to prevent the cancer from going to other areas. The dose is around 1000-1500 mg a day. There are a lot of remedies of cancer I have tried, but these are my favorite. The theory of cancer is it’ might be a viral or a fungal, depending on their speed of spread. A metastasis for example are viral in their nature, and BHT and clove can handle them rather well. A slow cancer are often fungus and mycotoxins and are neutralize from the BHT, akalization, and a newer remedy I am looking into, which is the ammonium chloride. The ammonium chloride dose I used is only 1/16 teaspoon per 1/2 glass of water once or twice a day. Seems to help clear some of those fungus out, along with the usual alkalization remedy.
In some third world country, they don’t have anything to treat them. Therefore I revert to the simplest of all cancer remedy I have known, and it works consistently well too. It’s called hyperthermia. It’s basically the application of a hot water bag kep around 45 degree celsius, and applied to the cancer area involved and it has so far worked remarkably well where nothing is accessible, not even an electric blanket. The other primitive remediy I used second to hyperthermia is the sea salt, which is useful as it seems dehydrate them to some extent (fungus has some weakness for salinity). The dose is 1/2 or 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in 1/2 glass of water per day. It should be known that if nothing works, hyperthermia, or the use of heat using a hot water bag works well. In more modern countries, perhaps a hot cold gel, where we put the gel in hot water, sufficiently hot, but not enough to burn the skin for a couple of hours. In other location of the body it’s possible to also sit in how water tubs.
The most exotic of all cancer remedies I have tried was the use of azoxystrobin, which is afungicide, and a 30% solution I may use only 1-3 drops twice or three times a day. Of course this idea was based on fhe fungus theory of cancer. However it did seem to work, but a tumor is quite dramatic with a bloodroot tincture.