Several articles will be posted here about nutrition, 
vitamins, juicing etc.  Also check out detoxification as they 

go hand in hand.

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Mary Dowden, MS, RN, a clinical nutritionist gave a workshop at the recent World Conference on Breast Cancer in Ottawa, Canada (7/99)."The Prevention and Treatment of Cancer with Nutrition, a Natural Perspective". Here are some of the things she stressed:

-the importance of the natural elimination of toxins, -awareness of the environmental toxins and carcinogens -phytonutrients and their protective effect on the body -natural treatment and prevention

Mary starts her patients prior to chemotherapy/radiation on a program of at least 8 glasses of water, combined with juicing of organic fruits and vegetables, combined with alfalfa (in tablet form), an herbal laxative, and acidopholus to rebalance the natural bacteria in the colon and digestive track.

She indicated that the elimination of toxins takes place in the lymph system (too bad surgery eliminates lymph nodes for many cancer patients); the digestive system; the liver and the kidney. All work together to help keep the body strong.

She suggested the following list of foods and supplements to support liver detoxifications:

cabbage and other bioflavinoids cruciferous vegetables carotenes flax seed oil black currant seed oil organic fruits coenzyme Q10 garlic copper nuts/seeds evening primrose oil onions folic acid, B6, B12 sesame/sunflower seed oils magnesium organic vegetables lecithin wheat germ oil N-acetyl-cysteine trace minerals

This is what phytonutrients provide: antioxidants, other vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. They can enhance the immune properties and organ functions, protect against toxins and carcinogens and prevent carcinogenesis.

Proper nutrition is the key to good health. The use of supplements is suggested to help the body fight cancer.

Mary strongly urges people to be aware of the negative and poisonous things being done to our food such as: -genetic engineering -irradiation (already being done on spices and some meat) -agricultural practices that use excessive pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and artifical color -industrial pollution -municipal and medical waste (particularly incinerators) -toxic chemicals (including household cleaning products-more on that later)

Mary believes that "The prevention is the same as the treatment". So that people with cancer should also follow her suggestions.

Mary Dowden works on Long Island but will be relocating to Connecticut soon.

Combining Fruits/Vegs Prevention

JNCI, 7/99

Paw Paw Fruit Against Cancer
Regulat - organic whole food concentrate

LINK:"Certified organic under European Organic Standards. No artificial ingredients. No preservatives. Alcohol-free. Gluten-free. Dairy-free. Suitable for vegans".

Alpha-lipoic acid

A potent water and fat-soluble antioxidant possibly useful in treating peripheral neuropathy 1999?


An article from the German Zetischrift fut Onkologie

Time Release Vitamins

Read this article on how to take supplements for most benefit

FDA & Enzymes

Wobe-Mugos Approved for Multiple Myeloma (an approval in principle for ALL cancers)

Enzymatic Generation of Hydrogen Peroxide
Cancer Net on CoQ10

A link to National Cancer Institute's site (alt med) efficacy with cardiotoxicity and more

Food Versus Vitamins

Am Institute for Cancer Research- elderly Americans use pills

Berries & Grapes-an Article from Life Extension Fdn
Harvard Medical School on Phytochemicals
Dietary Variety is BEST
Breast Cancer Diet

A video from Center for Cancer Education, Susan Silberstein

NIH Dietary Supplements&More

Nat'l Inst of Health

Various  Fruit/Vegetable Capsules

Capsules of fruits/vegetables

Nutra Juice
Juice Plus
HAELAN 951   'Soy Health Product'

Nutritional/Immune system support

Advice From Phys Comm for Resp Med

Staff dietitian responds to question

Natural substances for Sarcoma

Compiled by Leonard (

Cold Virus Injected into Liver (acts like Coley's Toxins?)
Dr. Flavin-Koenig Recommends Nutrients


MaryJane's Organic Farm

LINK to site with recipes and more

Charles Simone, M.MS, M.D.

LINK to Simone Protective Cancer Center, NJ


Possible uses for breast cancer, leukemia, colon cancer patients and more

Inhibitory: Indole 3-carbinol & Human Bca cells
Diindoylmethane: For Estrogen Metabolism
DIM/I3C Safety Information
Two Talks Excerpted 9/02: I-3C
Indole-3-carbinol/Hepatoxicity ET-743 Protects Female Rats
I-3C Blocks Cancer Cells via molecule called Cdc25A
Ideal Health - Custom Multivitamin/Vitamins

LINK to company that tests and advises on vitamins

Am Institute For Cancer Research Nutrition Hotline

Nutrition Websites

Variety of LINKS

Synergistic Effect: Tahitian Noni Juice & MSM-Breast Ca

Abstract #C198 Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Res, 2003

Tahitian Noni® juice & MSM Protect Bone Marrow From Toxicity of Anticancer Drugs

article, links

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