Bill Henderson, http://www.Beating-Cancer-Gently.com offers the following information:
Dr. Flavin-Koenig is an advisor to the National Cancer Institute
(NCI) in the U.S. She is working on a data bank for the NCI
which will catalog the molecular biology of each cancer type
along with a central information source for new treatments.
She treats numerous cancer patients successfully in Europe.
One of them was one of my readers in Ireland, who gave her my
[flaky] e-mail address. After trying unsuccessfully to send
me an e-mail, she called me on the phone last week. We talked
for over an hour. Since then, she has sent me two long e-mails
describing her successful treatments.
Dr. Flavin-Koenig's Treatments
Before I tell you her methods, I need to define a couple of
two-bit words for you which are essential to understanding them:
APOPTOSIS: Cell death programmed by a particular set of genes.
In my book, I "popularized" this concept by describing these
genes as the "suicide" and "proofreader" genes. Another gene,
called "bcl-2" inhibits this process. Cancer patients want
apoptosis to happen to their cancer cells pronto.
ANGIOGENESIS: The development of a vascular network providing
blood and nourishment to a new cancer colony. Obviously, cancer
patients want to disrupt this process by whatever means. Two
substances you may remember which purport to do this are shark
cartilage and pau d'arco tea.
Dr. Flavin-Koenig recommends, based on her own observations of
cancer cell activity in the biological lab and 23 years of
treatment of cancer patients:
BETA CAROTENE, which is Vitamin A in plant form. Dosage: 200
mg per day. She calls this the most important treatment (after
stopping smoking) which she uses. It inhibits the "bcl-2" gene
(see above) and makes cells more sensitive to immune therapy, as
well as chemo and hyperthermia. Yes, Dr. Flavin-Koenig uses low-
dose chemo, but only to treat lung and colon cancer but says "it
is not enough alone."
VITAMIN A in cod liver oil, which also has Vitamin D. Dosage:
one gram a day. This "limits the rate of DNA synthesis and
causes apoptosis (see above) in most tumors -- colon, prostate,
sarcoma, lung, breast, etc."
[Note: Synthetic Vitamin A and that found in fish oils, like
cod liver oil, can be toxic if taken in excess. Beta carotene
is not toxic.]
SOY PRODUCTS (a controversial subject) "inhibit the receptors
for hormones" and are therefore effective in treatment of
FISH OIL. Dosage: 2 1/2 grams a day. It inhibits angiogenesis and
the "ras" gene that feeds tumor growth. [Dr. Flavin-Koenig had
not heard of Dr. Johanna Budwig until I mentioned her. She was
interested and will research Dr. Budwig's flaxseed oil/cottage
N-ACETYLCYSTEINE. Dosage: 600 mg, 3 times a day. It inhibits
angiogenesis, transforms "bcl-2" into "bax" [another gene],
which "makes it pro-apoptosis. It also increases T-killer
cells and binds with [gets rid of] nitric oxide which suppresses
the immune system and stimulates tumor growth."
SODIUM SELENITE. Dosage: 400 micrograms a day. It inhibits
the protein Kinase C. It should not be taken at the same time
as Vitamin C.
VITAMIN C. Dosage: 3-5 grams a day spread through the day or
3 grams a day combined with 5-7 grams by IV twice a week. It
increases hydrogen peroxide in the tumor cells [which kills
LACTOFERRIN. Dosage: 1 gram dissolved slowly in mouth at bed-
time. It inhibits angiogenesis and binds with iron to decrease
tumor growth. It also has anti-viral activity.
BROMELAIN - Dosage: 1 capsule 4 times a day. It also inhibits
angiogenesis. It is an enzyme extracted from pineapples.
WOBE MUGOS - An enzyme mixture which enhances the immune system
and helps block tumor growth, especially in colon cancer.
INDOMETHACIN - May require a prescription. It blocks the Pros-
taglandin E2 (PGE2) and ornithine decarboxylase. Both of these
play a major role in angiogenesis and tumor growth plus metastases.
DEVIL'S CLAW - A somewhat less effective substitute for above.
Take 3 times a day.
THUJA - For cervical cancer. It is an anti-viral plant which
comes in tincture form [which I use to control my toenail fungus].
Some general guidelines:
For Prostate Cancer: Green tea and lots of soy products to reduce
hormone receptors and melatonin - 9 mg - at night.
No Vitamin E except "succinate." Other types of Vitamin E protect
No iron, no B complex, no zinc.
Eat lots of fish (no shellfish -- too much cholesterol), limited
eggs, chicken, turkey and all vegetable dishes, with olive oil.
No red meat and no unsaturated fatty acids. Instead olive oil and
butter. Butter has butyric acid that prevents DNA synthesis. This
is also found in wheat bran and figs.
Dr. Flavin-Koenig is constantly searching internationally for treat-
ments including chemo, plants, teas, vitamins, hyperthermia, etc.
Because of her encyclopedic knowledge she often consults with
colleagues in hospitals all over Europe and with MD Anderson and
others in the U.S. She is currently testing a tea from Turkey which
cured liver metastases from kidney cancer. She is writing a cookbook
for cancer patients.
Dr. Med. Dana F. Flavin-Koenig
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