Sunday, April 19, 2009

Asparagus vs Cancer

"My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week. Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3 months."

Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of an article, entitled, `Asparagus for cancer' printed in Cancer News Journal .I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet to health for over 50 years.

Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project. We have accumulated a number of favorable case histories.Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.

Case No. 2, a successful businessman 68 years old who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3, a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th , he was put on the operating table where they found lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it.By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared.. He is back at his regular business routine.

Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She finally developed different skin cancers which were diagnosed by asking specialist as advanced.... Within 3 months after starting on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cure her kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of materia medica', edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was used as a popularremedy for kidney stones He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones.

We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.

For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as fresh. I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.

Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening.

Patients usually show some improvement in from 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.

As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent' Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals.

We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups..

The last blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink...

As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theories about cancer. Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones,which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accountsfor its action on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic.

In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good.It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body's most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.


MsBobbi said...

Does anyone know why the asparagus needs to be pureed? If it is canned it is almost pureed and i don't have a blender. Could I not simply eat part of the can morning and evening until it was gone then open another?

Anonymous said...

because it is absorbed better in the system in liquid form than chewed foods.

spring said...

An old saying in the medical world is 'THe poison is in the doses!'

Too much of even a good thing is a bad thing... too much water or even oxygen can kill you.

There is NO scientific evidence to support asparagus as a successful treatment for cancer in human!

You can find out for yourself by searching the NIH's website... It's FREE.

Dr Long

Anonymous said...

Dr. Long. You of all people should know better that any living system can cope with bad substances induced into the body with its immunity thanks to the Homeostasis. If the human physiology can live and metabolize nicotine, caffeine, metamphetamines, and other degenerative substances, what makes you think that our body cannot deal with too much of natural substance. The truth I tell you, above average knowledge can bring anybody into destructive notions.

Paula said...

Yes, there is nothing to substantiate asparagus as a cure for proof, no scientific papers to say yes or no...
however...what can it hurt??

The Hippocratic oath states: not to harm...yet, doctors administer CHEMOTHERAPY and RADIATION which harms more than the harms healthy cells and tissues.

So...if cancer patients won't take those treatment...what do they have to loose??? NOTHING!!

I have a patient - had metastatic bladder cancer Stage 3.
Refused chemo/radiation (as he was a former chemist and KNEW the effects, etc)
Started on 2 tsp. pureed asparagus morning and night...for 8 months...and has been CANCER FREE for 5 years.

Coincidence?? I think NOT!!!

Andrew said...

Just because there is no scientific evidence to suggest that asparagus can prevent or cure cancer is no reason at all for someone not giving it a try.

There is scientific evidence to suggest that cigarette and cigar smoking causes cancer (mouth, lung et cetera), but people continue to smoke cigarettes and cigars.

Anonymous said...

I always puree the asparagus because no matter what brand I buy, it always has parts of the end that can't be chewed. So, if I don't puree the asparagus, I would have to discard all the ends, which is wasteful. Also, if you puree it then mix with water and drink, you will absorb the nutrients since liquid is better assimilated into the system than solid food.