The Truth About Cancer The Latest Cancer Fighting News 2021-01-23T22:28:08Z WordPress Ty Bollinger <![CDATA[Why Science is Sweet on Lemon Essential Oil as a Cancer...]]> 2021-01-23T22:28:08Z 2021-01-23T14:26:46Z

Biting into a lemon can leave a sour taste in your mouth, but discover the sweet side of lemon essential oil for stopping the...

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A citrusy delight, lemon is a summer season favorite that typifies what it means to be a child − think neighborhood lemonade stands and warm, balmy days at the pool. But more than just a refreshing treat, lemon also contains a rich oil that science suggests could protect against certain types of cancer.

Native to the Middle East, lemon (or at least it’s modern variation), has gained considerable attention in scientific literature. It’s been used to make everything from simple lemonade beverages and lemon liquors to vinegar and fermented healing elixirs. But perhaps its greatest potential is in essential oil form, which is where lemon really shines.

Can Lemon Halt Cervical Cancer?

Long recognized as a remedy for cold symptoms and other respiratory ailments due to its high vitamin C and antioxidant content, lemon has more recently been identified as possessing a wealth of other nutrients that work together to target cancer cells. A 2010 review published in the Journal of Medicinal Plants Research identified essential oil of lemon as possessing the capacity to stop human cervical cancer cells in their tracks.

Using hydrodistillation, Chinese scientists extracted lemon essential oil and tested it on a series of human cervical adenocarcinoma cell lines. They found that the oil not only blocked the cancer cell lines from spreading, but also inhibited oxidizing free radicals from harming healthy cells.

Lemon Essential Oil Offers Multiple Benefits Against Cancer

A larger review of plant extracts and the various roles they play in preventing and treating disease revealed that essential oils, including that of the lemon, acts in multiple ways to target cancer. Lemon and other essential oils, a research team found, utilize multiple pathways and mechanisms to thwart cancer. They do this through cell cycle arrest, apoptosis (cell suicide), increased levels of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, and anti-metastasis and anti-angiogenic (stopping tumors from growing blood vessels) activities.

A mixture of lemon essential oil combined with eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemongrass, clove leaf, and thyme, in a 40 percent ethanol base, demonstrated anti-tumorigenic effects when administered to patients with metastatic tumorigenic ulcers. Cancer patients have also found relief from pain, anxiety, nausea, and vomiting by using lemon and other essential oils.


How Your Nose Can Help Stop the Spread of Cancer

Another study published in 2015 in the journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics reveals that citronella terpenes in lemon essential oil stop the growth of cancers, including those of the liver, through olfactory activation. In other words, citronella terpenes activate certain smell receptors located throughout the body in order to prevent the spread of cancer.

“Terpenes can trigger signaling processes in cells by activating olfactory receptors,” wrote the authors of this study in a January 2015 press release. “Those receptors are mainly located in the nose, but they have been proved [sic] to occur in all types of human tissue, including skin, prostate, and spermatozoa. Carcinogenesis and cancer growth are likewise significantly affected by terpenes.”

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Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in 2015 and has been updated in January 2021.

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Landee Martin <![CDATA[4 Proven, Cancer-Fighting “Superhero”...]]> 2021-01-23T19:54:35Z 2021-01-23T05:03:47Z

When the "villain" you want to keep at bay is cancer, look no further than your own kitchen for these "super hero" cancer-fighting...

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A pinch of this and a dash of that can transform bland, ordinary meals into something colorful and delicious. What you may not know is that adding some zing to your plate with certain spices can also help you prevent and even fight cancer.

Spices have been used for thousands of years to season and preserve foods, and have been treasured for both their taste and curative properties. While our ancestors might not have understood the science behind their healing home remedies, modern day scientists have been studying the antioxidant, antitumorigenic (meaning it counteracts the formation of tumors), and antimicrobial healing properties of these flavorful plants.

A study published in 2007 in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry identified 31 different spices and herbs that had anti-cancer effects. So, whether you’re currently treating cancer or are simply interested in cancer prevention, here are four of the top cancer-fighting spices you should be incorporating into your diet on a regular basis. Chances are you already have most, if not all of these spices, in your kitchen!

The purpose of this article is to give you solid information about each spice’s anti-cancer properties, while also sharing creative ideas and inspiring you to use them more often. Some tips will also be given on how to maximize their amazing anti-cancer benefits.

Superhero No. 1 – Turmeric with Curcumin

Turmeric with CurcuminThe turmeric root has been harvested for more than 5,000 years and is popular in Asian dishes, especially those of India. It can be purchased fresh, in its root form (sometimes hard to find), or dried and powdered. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which studies have shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is widely believed to promote optimal liver function.

In addition, there are hundreds of scientific studies demonstrating how curcumin inhibits the growth of various cancer cells including colon, liver, pancreatic, bladder, stomach, kidney, blood (leukemia), prostate, ovarian, bone, brain, breast cancers, and even skin cancer. Curcumin triggers apoptosis, or programmed cell death, which is the body’s natural and necessary way of ridding itself from damaged cells.

In countries where people eat turmeric daily at about 100 to 200 mg (roughly 1-2 teaspoons) over long periods of time, research has shown there to be lower rates of certain types of cancer.

A 2007 U.S. study using curcumin along with chemotherapy to treat bowel cancer showed that adding curcumin to the diet killed more cancer cells than chemotherapy alone. In another study, curcumin helped stop the spread of breast cancer in laboratory animals.

Despite the fact that curcumin has been extensively researched for decades and has demonstrated clear anti-cancer power in clinical trials, it is still not widely prescribed in cancer therapy as there is little financial incentive to do so. Drug companies cannot patent natural substances, and without a patent there is no profit. The good news is that you are still able to benefit from the power of curcumin by using turmeric liberally in your cooking.

Ways to Incorporate More Turmeric into Your Diet

Turmeric root has a light flavor and can be grated or chopped and added to recipes. Turmeric powder can be used on eggs, added to soups and sauces, or rubbed on vegetables or chicken. Chicken Curry is a flavorful dish that includes plenty of this bright yellow spice.

Chicken CurryAdding turmeric to vegetables and then roasting them adds both color and flavor. Coat veggies in olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper, and add turmeric, ginger, and cumin for a flavorful dish. This same recipe also works great as a marinade for grilled vegetables.

Curcumin is not soluble in water, only in fat. Therefore, it’s best to combine turmeric with a healthy oil such as extra virgin olive or coconut oil whenever possible in recipes. (Note: never use vegetable oils such as corn, soy, canola, sunflower, etc. as these are pro-inflammatory oils, contribute to cancer and are often rancid and genetically modified.)

It’s also highly beneficial to add black pepper to any recipe using turmeric. The chemical piperine in black pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin, thereby increasing its absorption into cells, including cancer cells.

Be aware that turmeric contains a very strong color that can easily stain your hands, clothes, and countertops. However it’s this intense pigment that also makes it great for adding color to plain white rice or cauliflower by sprinkling some turmeric on top. (Again, combine with a bit of healthy oil and a liberal sprinkle of black pepper for added benefit.)

healing teaTo make a healing tea, you can finely slice or grate fresh turmeric root. Add grated or sliced ginger root and steep in hot water. Sweeten if desired with local honey or green leaf stevia. The longer you steep, the more intense the color and flavor of your tea.

The possibilities are endless with this diverse spice and a little turmeric can easily be included in your daily cancer-fighting diet. 

Superhero No. 2 – Garlic with Allicin

Garlic belongs to a family of vegetables called alliums which also includes onions, leeks, chives, shallots, and scallions. These vegetables are clinically proven to have antimicrobial, antithrombotic (reduces the formation of blood clots), and antitumor applications.

The most recent research into alliums has focused on their potential anti-carcinogenic influences. Garlic has been demonstrated in studies to lower the risk of developing stomach, colon, prostate, and intestinal cancers. Garlic stops cancer cells by blocking the formation of and halting the activation of cancer-causing substances. Garlic is a strong antibacterial agent and has been shown to speed up DNA repair, kill cancer cells, and induce apoptosis.

GarlicGarlic has also been studied for its sulphur containing compounds, which have been found to be abundant in phytochemicals and flavonoids – both powerful anti-cancer substances.

A study done at the Amala Cancer Research Centre in India showed that garlic extract inhibited two-stage chemical carcinogenesis on the skin of mice. These results indicate garlic has the potential as an anti-cancer agent as well as an anti-tumor promoter.

The World Health Organization recommends eating approximately one clove of garlic every day. When preparing garlic, it is best to let it sit for 5-10 minutes after slicing, chopping, crushing, or mincing. This is because garlic contains two enzymes (alliin and alliinase) that are separated when the garlic clove is whole. When the cells are ruptured (through cutting, chopping, etc.) these two enzymes interact to form a new compound called allicin which has cardiovascular, antibacterial, and anti-cancer benefits. Allowing the cut garlic to sit for several minutes before adding other ingredients will increase allicin production.

Ways to Use More Garlic

Garlic is versatile and can be lightly sautéed with olive oil or butter and used in many dishes – meats, soups, sauces, or spreads.

Garlic is a wonderful addition to mushrooms, bell peppers, and onion as a topping for any meat dish. Alternatively, use chopped garlic and ginger together for an Asian-inspired taste in any stir fry. Crush or chop several cloves of garlic and finely chop a thumb-size piece of fresh organic ginger. Lightly sauté the garlic and ginger in some coconut oil in a wok or large frying pan and add in your vegetables of choice. (Eg. bell peppers, snow peas, mushrooms, broccoli, bok choy, etc.)

An excellent way to add some zip to plain steamed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, string beans, cauliflower, etc.) is to prepare a Mediterranean marinade. Here’s how:

Crush one clove garlic in a bowl and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Add approximately one tablespoon of olive oil and three teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add salt & pepper to taste. Lightly mix your marinade and toss in your hot, steamed vegetables. Stir gently to coat the vegetables and serve. As an added bonus, the oil will increase the bioavailability of fat soluble vitamins in the vegetables. For extra anti-cancer benefits, add a sprinkle of turmeric to the marinade.

Salsa Verde with Raw GarlicSalsa Verde with Raw Garlic

Another way to add some raw garlic to your diet is in homemade salsa verde.


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Zest & juice from 1 lemon
  • 1½ cups of chopped parsley
  • ½ cup capers (drained)
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 1 anchovy fillet


Finely chop the garlic in a food processor and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes. Then add the anchovy, capers, lemon zest and juice. Add olive oil, then parsley and pulse a couple more times, leaving it somewhat chunky. Serve over plain chicken, fish, lamb, beef and vegetables. It can also be used to dress a green salad, or even eaten as is. Store leftover salsa in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator and aim for a serving size of approximately two tablespoons per day.

Superhero No. 3 – Hot Peppers with Capsaicin

Hot PeppersA powerful antioxidant called capsaicin can be found in cayenne pepper and other hot peppers including habanero, chipotle, jalapeno, Anaheim, ancho, and Scotch bonnet peppers. Capsaicin has been shown in several laboratory studies to be toxic to cancer cells.

A study conducted by the American Association for Cancer Research reports that capsaicin is able to kill prostate cancer cells by forcing them to undergo apoptosis without harming healthy cells.

Another study in 2007 at the University of Nottingham in the UK found that capsaicin killed laboratory cultured lung cancer cells and pancreatic cancer cells. Researchers reported that capsaicin did no harm to surrounding tissue.

An earlier study in 2002 found capsaicin effective in inhibiting the growth of adult T-cell leukemia cells through the induction of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.

In addition to its cancer-fighting properties, capsaicin is also being studied for a wide variety of other medical uses including arthritis pain, neuropathic pain, and as a topical treatment for dermatologic conditions that have a painful itch such as psoriasis.

The hotter the chili pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. This is a case where you need to let your taste buds be your guide. If you’re not used to eating hot peppers, go slowly at first and build up your tolerance. Also be aware that there can also be a range of “hotness” between pepper varieties and even within the same variety of pepper. Therefore you may need to adjust the quantities used each time you cook with peppers.

The hottest varieties of peppers include habanero or Scotch bonnet peppers. Jalapenos are next in their heat and capsaicin content, followed by the milder varieties, including Spanish pimentos, and Anaheim and Hungarian cherry peppers. Since the capsaicin primarily resides in the seeds and fleshy white inner membranes of peppers, you can control much of the heat by removing these parts. Just remember that it’s capsaicin (the heat) that is considered responsible for most of pepper’s healing and anti-cancer properties.

Ways to Tap into the Anti-Cancer Heat with Hot Peppers

Hot peppers such as cayenne are great for adding some spicy kick to any dish. If you can find fresh that is best. If not, opt for organic dried powder. Hot peppers are great on fish, eggs, chicken, and in any of your favorite savory dips or snacks, including popcorn. Cayenne pepper and lemon juice also make great complements to cooked bitter greens such as kale, collard greens, and mustard greens.

A little chili pepper powder can perk up an omelet, add heat to a black bean or sweet potato soup, or transform an ordinary salad dressing. Add minced chili peppers to plain organic yogurt and use as a condiment or dip.

Pick up some fresh organic tomatoes and make your own homemade salsa using fresh jalapenos or other types of peppers.

Make your own version of the condiment Harissa, popular in some North African and Middle Eastern countries. Purée fresh chili peppers together with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, onion, coriander seeds, cumin, and caraway seeds. Harissa can be used as a condiment for grilled meat or fish, added to roasted vegetables, or mixed with cooked rice.

How to Make Your Own Hot Pepper Flakes

make your own hot pepper flakesInstead of buying hot pepper flakes, why not make your own? Either grow or purchase a selection of organic peppers (eg. chili peppers, cayenne peppers, jalapenos, Thai, habaneros, poblanos – mix & match whatever kinds you like).

Dehydrating hot peppers extends their shelf life and makes them easy to throw in recipes. Simply wash peppers and dry them out in your oven at 140 degrees Fahrenheit (on bake) until crisp (approximately eight hours) and then crush them up with a mortar & pestle.

Alternatively, if you have a food dehydrator, you’ll want to dehydrate them under 118 degrees Fahrenheit (47 degrees Celsius) to retain the enzymes within the peppers. Note: Heating food above 118 degrees Fahrenheit denatures the enzymes within foods. This is the basic premise of a raw food diet – to eat food with their enzymes.

Store your homemade dried pepper flakes in an airtight container to maintain freshness. (Small glass mason jars work great for storage). Add pepper flakes to homemade pizza, soups, and salads for extra zing and added cancer armor.

Superhero No. 4 – Oregano with Carvacrol

OreganoThe popular Italian spice oregano is extremely antimicrobial, high in antioxidants, and has been shown to be a powerful parasite fighter as well as a cancer inhibitor. Ounce per ounce, fresh oregano has been shown in a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have higher antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. For example, one tablespoon of fresh oregano was found to contain the same antioxidant activity as a medium-sized apple.

A beneficial phytochemical called quercetin is present in oregano and is known to slow cancer growth as well as promote apoptosis. Oregano also possesses a very special molecule called carvacrol. Carvacrol is a natural disinfectant that stifles the spread of cancer cells. Other herbs that contain carvacrol are thyme, basil, parsley, marjoram, and mint.

When foods are marinated using oregano (along with other ingredients), it helps to reduce the development of heterocyclic amines (HCAs). When meat and other fatty animal foods are cooked at high temperatures, HCAs can form which are carcinogenic.

Ways to Add More Oregano to Your Diet

Oregano tastes great in Mediterranean (Italian & Greek) cuisine. Other ways to include this spice is in chopped meat and on top of chicken. Add oregano to marinades, soups, and sauces. You can use oregano instead of basil to make a robust and savory pesto.

Create a “bouquet garni” (garnish bouquet) with washed fresh oregano leaves still on the stems. Tie the oregano to thyme, basil, parsley, rosemary, tarragon and/or bay leaves with a string. Drop the bouquet in a stock mixture and allow it to simmer until all the flavors are imparted into the stock. Use the stock as a base for chicken or vegetable soup.

Add oregano after you sauté or cook broccoli, zucchini, onion, eggplant or cauliflower. You may also want to add it earlier in stewed dishes with these strong-flavored vegetables. Both the vegetable and the herb pair well with olive oil.

I love the taste of oregano added to organic new potatoes. In addition add sea salt, pepper, paprika, turmeric and melt some grass-fed butter on top. (I like Kerry Gold Irish Butter, available in many grocery stores.)

4 Cancer-Fighting Spices Infographic


Your Spice Cabinet Doubles as an Anti-Cancer Arsenal

While a plethora of spice-derived compounds have been identified as possessing major health benefits, in this article we have focused on four of the most powerful, proven anti-cancer super heroes.

Turmeric, cayenne, garlic, and oregano are all highly toxic to cancer cells, and each one is super easy to add to your daily meals. 

When your opposition is cancer, look no further for an ally than inside your kitchen cabinet. Use fresh, organic, and non-irradiated spices and add some flavor and punch to your cancer-fighting arsenal!

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in July 2017. It has been updated and republished in January 2021.

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Ty Bollinger <![CDATA[The Truth about the Assassination of MLK]]> 2021-01-18T16:11:50Z 2021-01-18T16:10:38Z

Truth be told, there is no physical evidence to prove that James Earl Ray shot MLK, and Ray spent his life in prison ...

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(Excerpted from Monumental Myths) I was about 2½ months old when it happened. On April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) was assassinated. The official story is that a single “lone nut” bumbling petty crook, James Earl Ray, was staying at a rooming house located at 422 South Main Street. In the back of this rooming house was a shared bathroom with a window that looked out onto the swimming pool of the Lorraine Motel.

Since the window in the bathroom was over his head, Ray stood on a bathtub and fired the shot that killed MLK. He then ran from the bathroom into the bedroom, bundled up the rifle and a bizarre collection of personal belongings into a blanket (ensuring that the rifle and belongings but not the bathroom door or the bedroom door had his fingerprints on them), ran the length of the rooming house (down a flight of stairs), dumped the bundle in the street, walked calmly to his waiting Mustang and drove away within the 90 seconds it took uniformed officers to reach the same location.

He drove off in his white Mustang and single-handedly evaded a police dragnet in Memphis, drove a conspicuous white Mustang all the way to Atlanta, then left the country and journeyed as far as Portugal before finally being apprehended in London’s Heathrow Airport on June 8, 1968 and charged with the assassination of MLK.  Or so the “official story” goes…


In 1968, there were already a large number of people who didn’t believe the official story that Lee Harvey Oswald had been the “lone nut assassin” of JFK. The previous chapter should have provided you with lots of “food” to chew on concerning the anomalies with the assassination of JFK. Not surprisingly, in light of the inquisitive atmosphere of the 1960s coupled with the incredulity concerning the official JFK story, public suspicions over the investigation of MLK’s death surfaced almost immediately.

Truth be told, there is no physical evidence to prove that James Earl Ray shot MLK, and Ray spent his life in prison based solely on a coerced confession which he immediately retracted. None of the ballistics tests, which were performed on the rifle Ray allegedly used, were able to link that rifle to the actual bullet that killed MLK. In addition to these facts, there is a long list of “odd” events surrounding the shooting.

As you read through this article, here are several questions to ponder.

  • How had so many police arrived so quickly on the scene (within moments of the shot being fired) yet failed to spot the assassin either arriving or departing?
  • If, as the police claimed, the shot had come from the bathroom window, why did several people claim to have seen a gunman in the bushes across the street?
  • Why were the bushes cut down the next morning?
  • What about the role of Lloyd Jowers (owner of Jim’s Grill)?
  • Did you know that there were army photographers on the roof of the fire station that photographed the entire assassination?
  • Did you know that the photographs are currently buried in the archives at the Department of Defense?

And you know why you did not know? Because there was never a police investigation of the MLK assassination. No house-to-house investigation. Neighbors as late as two weeks later stated “they never knocked on my door.” In thirty years, they never talked to the Captain who ran the fire station across the street.  He put the photographers up there. He took the stand and stated, “yeah I put them up there. They showed me credentials saying they wanted to take pictures.” Where are those pictures? That proof has existed for all of these years. It’s there. It has been buried. Right next to the 86 FBI videos of what really hit the Pentagon on 9/11. Right next to Jimmy Hoffa.

Should the US government be allowed to assassinate its own citizens? April 4, 1968 is an excellent day to examine, since on that day, the US government was part of a successful conspiracy to assassinate MLK. That’s not just some kooky, wing-nut-job conspiracy theory. It’s not a theory at all. It is a fact, according to our legal system.

I bet you didn’t know that, did you?

That’s right. In 1999, in Shelby County, Tennessee, Lloyd Jowers was tried before a jury of his peers (made up equally of white and black citizens, if it matters) on the charge of conspiring to kill MLK. The jury heard testimony for a full month. On the last day of the trial, the attorney for the MLK family (which brought suit against Lloyd Jowers) concluded by saying: “We’re dealing in conspiracy with agents of the City of Memphis and the governments of the State of Tennessee and the United States of America. We ask you to find that conspiracy existed.”  It took the jury only 2½ hours to reach the verdict: Jowers and “others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy.”

So let’s backtrack and take a few minutes to explore several facets of the assassination and see if we can determine why the 1999 jury ruled that Ray was not guilty and that the government (amongst others) was responsible for the murder of MLK.

The Bullet & Rifle

Within minutes after the shooting of MLK, a local police officer discovered a Remington 30-06 rifle, several unused bullets, and other effects that belonged to James Earl Ray, wrapped inside a blanket, outside Canipe’s Amusement store. The owner of the store recalled someone dropping the package at his door before the time of the assassination. Despite this evidence, it would be months before the FBI and police agencies began looking for escaped convict James Earl Ray as the alleged assassin of MLK.

The FBI told many dubious and inconsistent stories about their ballistics work in this case. They claimed that the rifle was not tested on retrieval to see if it had been fired that day, a simple and standard procedure, the omission of which strains credulity. I’d guess that it’s more likely that the test was done and the rifle was found not to have been fired. But that’s just my opinion.

Judge Joe Brown, who presided over two years of hearings on the rifle, testified that “…67% of the bullets from my tests did not match the Ray rifle.” He added that the unfired bullets found wrapped with it in a blanket were metallurgically different from the bullet taken from MLK’s body, and therefore were from a different lot of ammunition. And because the rifle’s scope had not been sited, Brown said, “this weapon literally could not have hit the broadside of a barn.” Holding up the Remington 30-06 rifle, Judge Brown told the jury, “It is my opinion that this is not the murder weapon.”

Perhaps the most telling evidence was the bullet fragment removed from the spine of MLK during an inadequate autopsy. The FBI tested this bullet fragment, along with the alleged murder weapon, in 1968, as did the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in 1976, with the same result. The fatal bullet could not be conclusively linked to the Remington 30-06 rifle purchased by James Earl Ray. Yet the evidence presented at Ray’s “trial” gave the impression that the bullet was proven to have been fired from the rifle.

The Eyewitnesses

There was much eyewitness evidence, at the time of the shooting, to suggest that the fatal shot that struck MLK did not come from the direction of a nearby rooming house bathroom window, thus James Earl Ray was not the killer.

Solomon Jones was MLK’s chauffeur in Memphis. The FBI document, dated April 13, 1968, says that after MLK was shot, when Jones looked across Mulberry Street into the brushy area, “he got a quick glimpse of a person with his back toward Mulberry Street. … This person was moving rather fast, and he recalls that he believed he was wearing some sort of light-colored jacket with some sort of a hood or parka.” When he was interviewed by the police at 11:30 PM on the day of the murder, Jones provided the same basic information concerning a person leaving the brushy area in a hurry.

Olivia Catling lived a block away from the Lorraine Motel on Mulberry Street.  Catling had planned to walk down the street the evening of April 4th in the hope of catching a glimpse of MLK at the motel. She testified that when she heard the shot a little after six o’clock, she said, “Oh, my God, Dr. King is at that hotel!” She ran with her two children to the corner of Mulberry and Huling streets, just north of the Lorraine. She saw a man in a checkered shirt come running out of the alley beside a building across from the Lorraine. The man jumped into a green 1965 Chevrolet just as a police car drove up behind him. He gunned the Chevrolet around the corner and up Mulberry past Catling’s house moving her to exclaim, “It’s going to take us six months to pay for the rubber he’s burning up!!”

The police, she said, ignored the man and blocked off a street, leaving his car free to go the opposite way. Catling later said that the man was definitely not James Earl Ray. She also testified that from her vantage point (the corner of Mulberry and Huling) she could see a fireman standing alone across from the motel when the police drove up. She heard him say to the police, “The shot came from that clump of bushes,” indicating the heavily overgrown brushy area facing the Lorraine and adjacent to the fire station.

Earl Caldwell was a New York Times reporter in his room at the Lorraine Motel the evening of April 4th. In videotaped testimony, Caldwell said he heard what he thought was a bomb blast at 6:00 PM. When he ran to the door and looked out, he saw a man crouched in the heavy part of the bushes across the street. The man was looking over at the Lorraine’s balcony. Caldwell wrote an article about the figure in the bushes but was never questioned about what he had seen by any authorities.

And the only person to ever identify James Earl Ray as having been at the rooming house (never mind shooting) at the time of the murder was Charlie Stephens, a man so drunk a cab driver even refused to take him anywhere that day. Imagine how drunk you’d have to be for a cab driver to refuse service!  Oh yes, did I mention that Stephens couldn’t identify Ray when he was later shown a photograph?  Did I mention that Stephens was the government’s “star witness” in a trial that resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of Ray in March 1969? Oh yeah. Put the pieces together folks.

Didn’t Ray Plead Guilty?

Yes, he did. The so-called trial took place suddenly on March 10, 1968 and, following a lengthy list of charges the state would have tried to prove, Ray pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 99 years. He immediately petitioned for a new trial, which was denied. He eventually died in jail in 1998.

Since he’s dead, we can only speculate why James Earl Ray plead guilty, but certain anomalies stand out. Ray’s lawyers were Percy Foreman and Hugh Stanton (the Shelby County Public Defender). It is interesting to note that earlier Stanton had acted as lawyer to Charlie Stephens. Yep, the same Charlie Stephens that was the “star witness” for the prosecution. You know… the fellow who was too drunk to stand but then saw Ray running down the hallway, but then didn’t recognize Ray in a photograph. Apparently no one thought that Stanton representing the prosecution’s chief witness and the defendant was a “conflict of interest.”

In December 1967, Foreman proposed to prosecutor Phil Canale that Ray could be convinced to plead guilty in exchange for a slightly reduced sentence and no death penalty. But Ray would have none of it. And it took more than two months for him to cave in, despite all manner of tactics employed to pressure him and his family into agreeing. Notwithstanding the fact that most of the evidence was in Ray’s favor, Foreman told him there was a 100% chance he was going to be convicted and a 99% chance that he would get the death penalty.

Memphis Police Department “Weirdness”

Remember the Secret Service stand down with JFK? Despite the presence of numerous people engaged in the surveillance of MLK, apparently not one of them spotted the assassin arriving, shooting him, or escaping the scene. Given that the Memphis Police Department had in the past provided extensive security for MLK on previous visits and was aware of the vulnerability of the Lorraine Motel, it seems incredible that a contingent of police bodyguards assigned to MLK on his arrival should have been removed the day of the shooting, apparently without the knowledge of the police chief, Frank Holloman.

Just two hours before the assassination the MPD’s patrolling “TAC Units” (each comprising three cars) were pulled back five blocks from the vicinity of the Lorraine Motel. Police chief Holloman claimed that he did not know of that decision until afterwards. Furthermore, immediately after the shooting, no “All Points Bulletin” was issued. This would have ensured that the major escape routes out of Memphis were sealed. No satisfactory explanation has ever been provided for that failure.

In another bizarre incident, on the day of the assassination, an erroneous message was delivered by a Secret Service agent to the Memphis Police headquarters stating that there had been a death threat against a black police detective. The detective, Ed Redditt, was stationed at a surveillance post next to the Lorraine Motel. Shortly after the first message, a corrected message arrived saying that the threat was a hoax but the police intelligence officer who received it nevertheless, went to where Detective Redditt was stationed and ordered him to go home. This was two hours before the assassination. Why did the intelligence officer send Redditt home even though he knew the threat to be false?

The Pre-Crime, Crime Scene, and Clean Up

Leon Cohen, a retired New York City police officer, testified that in 1968 he had become friendly with the Lorraine Motel’s owner and manager, Walter Bailey (now deceased). On the morning after MLK’s murder, Cohen spoke with a visibly upset Bailey outside his office at the motel. Bailey told Cohen about a strange request that had forced him to change King’s room to the location where he was shot. Bailey explained that the night before MLK’s arrival he had received a call “from a member of Dr. King’s group in Atlanta.” The caller wanted the motel owner to change MLK’s room. Bailey said he was adamantly opposed to moving MLK, as instructed, from an inner court room behind the motel office (which had better security) to an outside balcony room exposed to public view.

Within hours of MLK’s assassination, the crime scene that witnesses were identifying to the Memphis police as a cover for the shooter had been “sanitized” by orders of the police. That’s right, much like the thousands of tons of steel at the 9/11 crime scene were quickly exported to China, so the crime scene at MLK’s murder was quickly cleaned up. In a 1993 affidavit from former SCLC official James Orange that was read into the record, Orange said that he “… noticed, quite early the next morning around 8 or 9 o’clock, that all of the bushes and brush on the hill were cut down and cleaned up. It was as though the entire area of the bushes from behind the rooming house had been cleared.”

Maynard Stiles, who in 1968 was a senior official in the Memphis Sanitation Department, confirmed that the bushes near the rooming house were cut down. At about 7:00 AM on April 5th, Stiles told the jury that he received a call from Memphis Police Department Inspector Sam Evans “requesting assistance in clearing brush and debris from a vacant lot in the vicinity of the assassination. … They went to that site, and under the direction of the police department, whoever was in charge there, proceeded with the clean-up in a slow, methodical, meticulous manner.” Within hours of MLK’s assassination, following orders from the Memphis Police, the crime scene that eyewitnesses were identifying as a cover for the shooter had been “sanitized.”

What happened to the rifle? William Hamblin tells a story he was told many times by his friend James McCraw, now deceased. McCraw was the taxi driver who arrived at the motel to pick up Charlie Stephens shortly before 6:00 PM on the day of the shooting. In a deposition read earlier to the jury, McCraw said he found Stephens in his room lying on his bed too drunk to get up, so he turned out the light and left without him. Amazingly, only a few minutes later (according the official myth), Stephens identified Ray as he was passing down the hall from the bathroom. McCraw also said the bathroom door next to Stephen’s room was standing wide open, and there was no one in the bathroom. Why is this important?  Because that was the bathroom where James Earl Ray was supposedly balancing on the tub as he was preparing to squeeze the trigger and kill MLK.

At the trial, Hamblin told the jury that he and McCraw were close friends for about 25 years. Hamblin said he probably heard McCraw tell the same rifle story 50 times, but only when McCraw had been drinking and had his defenses down. In that story, McCraw said that Loyd Jowers (the owner of Jim’s Grill in Memphis) had given him the rifle right after the shooting. According to Hamblin, “Jowers told him to get the [rifle] and get it out of here now. (McCraw) said that he grabbed his beer and snatched it out. He had the rifle rolled up in an oil cloth, and he leapt out the door and did away with it.” McCraw told Hamblin that he threw the rifle off a bridge into the Mississippi River.

Lloyd Jowers and the Mafia

In 1993, Lloyd Jowers told his story to Sam Donaldson on Prime Time Live. He said he had been asked to help in the murder of MLK and was told there would be a decoy (Ray) in the plot. He was also told that the police “wouldn’t be there that night.” Jowers said the man who asked him to help in the murder was a Mafia-connected produce dealer named Frank Liberto (now deceased) who had a courier deliver $100,000 for Jowers to hold at his restaurant (Jim’s Grill), the back door of which opened onto the dense bushes across from the Lorraine Motel. Jowers said he was visited the day before the murder by a man named Raul, who brought a rifle in a box.

Other witnesses testified to their knowledge of Liberto’s involvement in MLK’s murder.  Store-owner John McFerren said he arrived around 5:15 pm, April 4, 1968, for a produce pick-up at Frank Liberto’s warehouse in Memphis. When he approached the warehouse office, McFerren overheard Liberto on the phone inside saying, “Shoot the son-of-a-bitch on the balcony.”  Café-owner, Lavada Addison, a friend of Liberto’s in the late 1970s, testified that Liberto had told her he “had Martin Luther King killed.”

Addison’s son, Nathan Whitlock, when he learned of this conversation, asked Liberto point-blank if he had killed MLK. According to Whitlock, “(Liberto) said, ‘I didn’t kill the n*gger but I had it done.’ I said, ‘What about that other son-of-a-bitch taking credit for it?’ He says, ‘Ahh, he wasn’t nothing but a troublemaker from Missouri. He was a front man … a setup man.’”

Consider Myron Billett’s story. If the name sounds familiar, yes, this is the same Myron Billett (aka Paul Bucilli) that was present at the meeting the night before the assassination of JFK at the Carousel Club in Dallas. And yes, his boss, Mafia chief Sam Giancana, was also at the meeting, along with Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald. According to a June 1989 interview with Myron Billett, in early 1968, Sam Giancana asked Billett (his chauffeur) to drive him, and fellow mobster Carlos Gambino, to a meeting at a motel in upstate New York.

Other major Mafia figures from New York were there as well as three men who were introduced as representatives from the CIA and FBI. There were a number of subjects on the agenda, including Castro’s Cuba. According to Billett, one of the government agents offered the mobsters a million dollars for the assassination of MLK. Billett stated that Sam Giancana replied, “Hell no, not after you screwed up the Kennedy deal like that.” As far as Billett knows, no one took up the offer.

Billett relayed this information in an interview conducted just weeks before he died of emphysema. Given his condition, there appears to be no particular reason for him to lie. While his allegations are mentioned in the HSCA’s final report, it makes no judgment as to their validity – the HSCA report simply states that is was unable to corroborate his story.

The 1999 Trial

According to a Memphis jury’s verdict on December 8, 1999, in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers “and other unknown co-conspirators,” MLK was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after MLK’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.

The trial took 30 days with 70 witnesses and 4,000 pages of transcript. During the trial, the jurors heard a tape recording of a two-hour-long confession Lloyd Jowers made at a fall 1998 meeting with MLK’s son (Dexter), former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, and Dr. William Pepper.  Jowers said that meetings to plan the assassination occurred at Jim’s Grill. He said planners included undercover Memphis Police Department officer Marrell McCollough (who now works for the CIA), Memphis Police Department Lieutentant Earl Clark (who died in 1987), a third police officer, and two men Jowers did not know but thought were federal agents. Jowers said that right after the shot was fired he received a smoking rifle at the rear door of Jim’s Grill from Clark. He broke the rifle down into two pieces and wrapped it in a tablecloth. A man named Raul picked it up the next day. Jowers said he didn’t actually see who fired the shot that killed MLK, but thought it was Clark, the MPD’s best marksman.

Who was Raul? One of the most significant developments in the Memphis trial was the emergence of the mysterious “Raul” through the testimony of a series of witnesses.  In a 1995 deposition by James Earl Ray that was read to the jury, Ray told of meeting Raul in Montreal in the summer of 1967, three months after Ray had escaped from a Missouri prison. According to Ray, Raul guided Ray’s movements, gave him money for the Mustang car and the rifle, and used both to set him up in Memphis. In other words, Raul was Ray’s “handler.” Andrew Young and Dexter King described their 1998 meeting with Jowers at which Dr. William Pepper had shown Jowers a spread of photographs, and Jowers picked out one as the person named “Raul” who brought him the rifle to hold at Jim’s Grill. Pepper displayed the same spread of photos in court, and Young and King pointed out the photo Jowers had identified as Raul. There were several other witnesses at the trial that identified Raul.

Testimony which juror David Morphy later described as “awesome” was that of former CIA operative Jack Terrell, a whistle-blower in the Iran-Contra scandal. Terrell, who was dying of liver cancer in Florida, testified by videotape that his close friend J.D. Hill had confessed to him that he had been a member of an Army sniper team in Memphis assigned to shoot “an unknown target” on April 4, 1968. After training for a triangular shooting, the snipers were on their way into Memphis to take up positions in a water tower and two buildings when their mission was suddenly cancelled. Hill said he realized, when he learned of MLK’s assassination the next day, that the team must have been part of a contingency plan to kill King if another shooter failed.

Terrell said Hill was shot to death. His wife was charged with shooting Hill (in response to his drinking), but she was not indicted. From the details of Hill’s death, Terrell thought the story about Hill’s wife shooting him was a cover, and that his friend had been assassinated. In an interview, Terrell said the CIA’s heavy censorship of his book Disposable Patriot included changing the paragraph on J.D. Hill’s death, so that it read as if Terrell thought Hill’s wife was responsible. Wow. That’s pretty damning evidence, if you ask me!

Another witness was Walter Fauntroy, MLK’s colleague and a 20-year member of Congress. In an April 4, 1997 article printed in the Atlanta Constitution, Fauntroy had said that he believed “Ray did not fire the shot that killed King and was part of a larger conspiracy that possibly involved federal law enforcement agencies.” Later on, when Fauntroy talked about his decision to write a book about what he’d uncovered since the assassination committee closed down, he was promptly investigated and charged by the Department of Justice (DoJ) with having violated his financial reports as a member of Congress. His lawyer told him that he could not understand why the DoJ would bring up a charge on the technicality of one misdated check. Fauntroy said he interpreted the DoJ’s action to mean: “Look, we’ll get you on something if you continue this way … I just thought: I’ll tell them I won’t go and finish the book, because it’s surely not worth it.”

At the conclusion of his testimony, Fauntroy also spoke about his fear of an FBI attempt to kill James Earl Ray when he escaped from Tennessee’s Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in June 1977. Congressman Fauntroy had heard reports about an FBI SWAT team having been sent into the area around the prison to shoot Ray and prevent his testifying at the HSCA hearings. Fauntroy asked HSCA chair Louis Stokes to alert Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton to the danger to the HSCA’s star witness and Blanton’s most famous prisoner. When Stokes did, Blanton called off the FBI SWAT team, Ray was caught safely by local authorities, and in Fauntroy’s words, “we all breathed a sigh of relief.”

The 1999 trial (of course) was not covered, with very few exceptions. As a matter of fact, you’ve probably never even heard of it. But there was a narrow window of about 12 hours where there was some minor reporting. And then it just all went away and has never been heard of again. Except wherever it was raised, critics would start attacking, even though none of them had actually been there at the trial. In typical fashion, the critics attacked the judge. They attacked the defense counsel. They attacked the jury. They attacked the King family. They name-called. They mocked. They buried the story. Edwin Bernays would have been proud…

Drawing Some Conclusions

Perhaps the lesson of the MLK assassination is that our government understands the power of nonviolence better than we do, or better than we want to. In the spring of 1968, when MLK was marching, he was determined that massive, nonviolent civil disobedience would end the domination of democracy by corporate and military power. The “powers that be” took MLK seriously. They dealt with him in Memphis.

According to Dr. William Pepper who wrote the amazing book, An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King: “The assassination of Martin King was a part of what amounted to an on-going covert program in which they tried to suppress dissent and disruption in America.” Much of the information in this chapter was gleaned from Pepper’s book. I also obtained copious amounts of information from The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr. by John Edginton and John Sergeant.
A plethora of this chapter’s contents came from an article by Jim Douglass in the Spring 2000 issue of Probe Magazine, entitled “The Martin Luther King Conspiracy Exposed in Memphis.” Douglass was one of only two reporters who attended the 1999 trial in Memphis from start to finish.  Writing in the spring of 2000, he stated, “Thirty-two years after Memphis, we know that the government that now honors Dr. King with a national holiday also killed him.

Let’s summarize: Under US Civil Law, covert US government agencies were found guilty of the assassination of MLK, who was the leading figure of the Civil Rights Movement, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and widely recognized as one of the world’s greatest speakers for what it means to be human. The King family’s conclusion as to motive was to prevent MLK from ending the Vietnam War because the government wanted to continue its ongoing covert and overt military operations to control foreign governments and their resources.

It is therefore a factual statement that under US Civil Law, the US government assassinated MLK.

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Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby MD, MB ChB, PhD <![CDATA[The Cancer Oxygen Connection: Oxygen to Kill Cancer]]> 2021-01-15T06:15:28Z 2021-01-14T14:04:13Z

Oxygen to Kill Cancer: What is Oxygen Therapy?...

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Current figures around the world show that you (and everyone you know) have a 50/50 chance of getting cancer.

You need to swing the odds in your favor and there is a wonderful element that can help you do it. You can use oxygen to kill cancer cells. Sound ridiculous? Intuitively, you would think that a cancer cell that didn’t get enough oxygen would shrink and die… but that isn’t the case at all.

Oxygen to Kill Cancer: What is Oxygen Therapy?

When you mention “oxygen therapy” in the medical community, the skeptics like to point out that none have been proven successful in all cases.

However, if there is one thing you can trust the cancer organizations to get right it’s statistics. Their statistics on the mortality rate of cancer proves that traditional therapies aren’t exactly 100% successful either.

The difference between alternative therapies as opposed to the go-to traditional cancer modalities (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation) used at the various stages of cancer is that they aren’t dangerous. Even if they fail, they aren’t going to add to the problem or kill you.

Unlike chemo and radiation, your body will not be a wasteland that is unable to defend itself from the common cold, much less cancer.

Cancer cells are not like any other cells in the human body. The way they metabolize and create energy for living and multiplication is unique and dangerous. Normal cells love oxygen but cancer cells do not – they prefer glucose (sugar).

A German doctor named Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1931 for his research proving that cancer cells use a form of non-oxygen metabolism to survive.

Oxygen provides far less fuel for cancer cells than glucose (only 2 energy molecules instead of 36 with sugar). Therefore, filling your body with more oxygen is a smart and safe method to fight cancer.

Forms of Oxygen Therapy

There are several different oxygen therapies you might consider.

Hyperbaric oxygen is a mechanism that increases the pressure of oxygen forcing more into the blood and tissues. This method is seldom used in the treatment of cancer.

Oxygen flooding is increasing oxygenation through the use of peroxide and ozone. The two substances are super-charged with oxygen and deliver a high-impact yield.

Finding an alternative practitioner to perform oxygen flooding is the key to success.

Though neither peroxide nor ozone therapy is as dangerous as chemotherapy, they can still be harmful if used incorrectly. They are delivered through an intravenous line or by removing your blood, oxygenating it, and returning it to your body. The latter method is safer, in my opinion. Other routes of administration may sound strange (and scary) but are valid and effective.

Rectal insufflation is when ozone and peroxide are given rectally. One of the best benefits of this method is that it prevents the coughing reflex that sometimes occurs when patients receive ozone intravenously. This technique can also be used vaginally. The most important thing is to get high doses of oxygen into the body where it can cause cancer cells to wither and die.

I prefer an intravenous method to others because I’m able to visually evaluate my patient’s blood as the oxygen is increased. Venous blood is a dark purple before therapy but once oxygen is administered, the blood turns bright scarlet.

Initial scheduling of treatments is daily ( more than once a day if the patient is in mortal danger), then twice a week, and finally scaling it down to once a week as the condition improves and recovery takes hold. Ultimately, I hope to never see a patient in my office again after they win their fight against cancer!


No Need to Fear

Despite claims from the pharmaceutical establishment that oxygen therapy is dangerous – where they point to one patient who died (from his cancer, by the way) – there is no need to be afraid of this modality.

The antiquated methods of treating cancer have not improved. Patients die every single day after cancer treatments that include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Yet, they are still administered.

There are not more people living after a bout with cancer because radiation is suddenly better. No. They’re reading and paying attention to their body. Cancer is caught sooner and treated.

Informed patients…that is why cancer doesn’t claim more lives.

Using oxygen to kill cancer is practiced around the world with excellent results. Choose your practitioner wisely through the International Oxidative Medicine Association (IOMA) – and still check them out. Always consult with your healthcare practitioner beforehand to determine if this option is right for you.

Just because it isn’t the “norm” does not mean it doesn’t work. Think of the damage radiation and chemotherapy does to every cell in your body… and yet millions submit to the treatments every year! Why not try something that occurs naturally in the world around you?

Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in February 2015 and was updated in January 2021.

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Ty Bollinger <![CDATA[Vitamin D: Nature’s Medicine Chest]]> 2021-01-14T18:11:45Z 2021-01-14T13:18:21Z

Especially during the winter months, vitamin D is crucial. But vitamin D isn’t really a “true” vitamin, as we don’t need...

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Raise your hand if you think sunlight causes skin cancer. For decades, doctors and the “cancer industry” have warned us to stay out of the “dangerous” sunlight and/or use plenty of sunscreen. But is this good advice?

Did you know Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and autism? Vitamin D isn’t really a “true” vitamin, as we don’t need food to attain it. Natural sunlight allows our body to create vitamin D and even destroys excessive amounts. How does that happen? When the sun’s ultraviolet B (“UVB”) rays hit your skin, they trigger a precholesterol molecule (7-dehydrocholesterol), which is then turned into vitamin D3 (aka “cholecalciferol”).

The mechanisms by which vitamin D reduces the risk of cancer are fairly well understood. They include enhancing calcium absorption, inducing cell differentiation, increasing apoptosis (programmed cell death), reducing metastasis and proliferation, and reducing angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels).

Researchers in Belgium appear to be the first to show that vitamin D also lowers C-reactive protein (CRP), a measure of inflammation in the body, in critically ill patients. CRP is elevated when there is inflammation in the body, and chronic inflammation is a risk factor for a number of conditions including coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Research studies have shown a direct connection between vitamin D deficiency and heart disease. The authors of a 2006 article in the American Journal of Public Health state, after a review of more than 60 studies on vitamin D and Cancer, that cancer occurrence and death could be reduced with improved levels of vitamin D in the body. The incidence of breast cancer could be reduced by 50% and colon cancer by 80%!

And a June 2007 Creighton University School of Medicine study indicated that appropriate levels of vitamin D3 (and calcium) reduced the risk of cancer by a staggering 77%! A 2009 study by a group of Leeds University researchers actually found that higher levels of vitamin D were linked to improved skin cancer survival odds, while other studies have found that vitamin D has a connection to a strong immune response in the body.

Does Sunscreen Prevent Skin Cancer?

Don’t fall for the “sunscreen myth.” The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth promoted by a greedy “tag-team” effort between the “cancer industry” and the sunscreen industry. Sunlight is actually good for you (especially the UVB rays), and sunscreens filter out UVB! The main chemical used in sunscreens to filter out UVB is octyl methoxycinnamate (aka “OMC”) which has been shown to kill mouse cells even at low doses. Plus, it was also shown to be particularly toxic when exposed to sunshine. And guess what? OMC is present in 90% of sunscreen brands!

The most popular brands of sunscreens also contain other toxic chemicals (such as dioxybenzone and oxybenzone) that are absorbed through the skin where they enter the bloodstream, generate free radicals, wreak havoc on the immune system, damage the liver and the heart, and even promote systemic cancer. Titanium dioxide, another common ingredient in sunscreens, has been classified as “a potential occupational carcinogen” by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. If you want to use a natural sunscreen, try aloe vera gel. Also, we use Dr. Mercola’s “Natural Sunscreen with Green Tea” for the kiddos if we are going to be out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

I am *NOT* saying that you should sit out in the sun until you’re red and crisp like a lobster! Burning will damage cellular DNA, which leads to cancer. If you’re pale as a ghost, you probably want to start out with just a few minutes in the sun each day. My wife, Charlene, can sit in the sun for an hour (or more) each day and not get burned. But you need to understand that antioxidants (in fruits and vegetables) and proper nutrition (specifically the B vitamins) will *prevent* sunburn.

Here’s a little trivia: the term “Red Neck” actually originated from the early American colonists (in the South) who would get sunburned necks during the summer. But their “red necks” were not just a result of being in the sun all day. They were a result of a nutritional deficiency. You see, the colonists didn’t understand how to properly process corn like the American Indians did. The Indians processed corn using potash (which is highly alkaline) that makes the B vitamins in corn available for assimilation during digestion. But the American settlers (too arrogant to follow the food preparation ways of the Indian “savages”) would simply grind up their corn and consume it as corn flour (corn meal).

This resulted in vitamin B deficiencies, which (when coupled with too much sun exposure) would result in their “red necks.” By the way, the nutritional deficiency link to sunburn has been supported with multiple studies, including a study published in the 2004 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

In light of the fact that the best place to get vitamin D is natural sunlight *AND* the fact that vitamin D deficiency can lead to cancer, diabetes, and numerous other life threatening diseases, the warning to “stay out of the sun” is completely irrational! And despite the importance of vitamin D, it’s estimated that over 50% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient. During the summer, my family tries to lie out in the sun for at least 30 minutes, four to five times per week, to obtain sufficient vitamin D to stay healthy and strong.

However, in the fall and winter time, you’ll need a good vitamin D3 supplement. But take note that most vitamin D supplements are virtually worthless. Here’s why: The vitamin D in milk and in most vitamin supplements is vitamin D2 and is synthetic. Vitamin D2 is also called “ergocalciferol.” It is not the form of vitamin D that you need to prevent cancer and degenerative diseases. The form of vitamin D which you need is vitamin D3 (“cholecalciferol”) and, as I mentioned above, it is produced from the UVB rays in sunlight.


Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in April 2015 and has been updated in January 2021.

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Dr. Veronique Desaulniers <![CDATA[Apricot Kernels for Cancer: The Real Story of Laetrile]]> 2021-01-05T03:40:41Z 2021-01-04T11:00:19Z

Have you heard about apricot kernels and a compound known as amygdalin, laetrile, or Vitamin B17? Discover the history of this...

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You may have heard about “laetrile” and how it can potentially help heal cancer, including breast cancer. Laetrile is the commercial label for apricot kernels (it also goes by name amygdalin or vitamin B17). You may have also heard about some possible dangers as well.

Unfortunately, “vitamin B17” is yet another natural substance that has fallen victim to misinformation and bad press. The truth is, apricot kernels have been consumed for their nutritional and healing properties for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years, especially in the cool, arid areas where apricot trees naturally grow.

What the Hunzas Knew About Apricot Kernels

In the 1930s, Major Sir Robert McCarrison wrote about a tribe called the Hunzas who lived in the remote countryside near Northern Pakistan. He encountered this hardy community while he was working with the Indian Medical Service. According McCarrison’s written observations, the Hunzas seemed to enjoyed near-perfect health. Some lived to be over 135 years old and no one in their clan had any of the conditions so common in the modern world, such as diabetes, obesity, heart attack, and cancer.

Then, twenty years later, Dr. Ernest Krebs, a biochemist with a desire to understand what makes cancer cells work, discovered McCarrison’s writing about apricot kernels. Krebs also began studying the lifestyle habits of the Hunzas.

What became clear to Krebs was that the Hunzas’ vitality had a lot to do with their overall lifestyle and diet. Their diet consisted of raw milk, the occasional meat and bone broth, fresh grains and veggies. They ate little sugar and, as nomads and herders, they naturally got plenty of exercise. The other characteristic that was unique about the Hunzas is that they ate massive quantities of apricot seed kernels.

Intrigued, Krebs continued his research until he found what he thought was the secret weapon inside the humble apricot kernel when it came to tumor eradication – the glycoside amygdalin.

What is Amygdalin?

Amygdalin is a powerful phytonutrient that is found in apricot kernels, along with many other seed-bearing natural foods (estimates range from 1,200 to 1,500 foods). It is found in the highest concentrations and with the most effective accompanying enzymes in apricot seed kernels. Amygdalin is a nitriloside and its structure most resembles that of a B complex vitamin, so Krebs named it “B17.” Not surprisingly, amygdalin is largely missing from the Standard American Diet.

The substance laetrile was created by Dr. Krebs as a concentrate of amygdalin and is created by extracting it from apricot kernels.

Dr. Kreb's used apricot kernels to produce laetrile

Compounds in Apricot Kernels That Make Them Cancer Killers

Amygdalin found in apricot kernels and in laetrile contains benzaldehyde and cyanide, two potent compounds against cancer. You heard that right! Cyanide is actually one of the substances that makes apricot kernels a potentially effective modality for cancer.

Unfortunately, the presence of cyanide in Laetrile was also the excuse the FDA used to ban it in the US in 1971. Prior to this time, laetrile was readily obtainable in the United States.

In fact, scandal surrounds the reasons why laetrile is still banned in this country, and discerning eyes point to the deep pockets of Big Pharma and its bought-and-paid for partner research institutions. In the mid-70s, investigative journalist G. Edward Griffin did in-depth research into the circumstances surrounding around the FDA ban. What he discovered was shocking. He uncovered documents buried by Sloane-Kettering Cancer Institute which proved that laetrile was “highly effective” against cancer.

The fact is that many healthy foods such as bitter almonds, millet, sprouts, lima beans, spinach, bamboo shoots, and even apple seeds have quantities of cyanide in them, yet they are still safe to eat. This is because the cyanide remains “locked” within the substance in these plants. The cyanide is harmless when bound within other molecular formations. In addition, the body has its own safety mechanism in the form of the rhodanese enzyme, whose job is to “catch” any free cyanide molecules that may have escaped and render them harmless.

Cancer cells, on the other hand, are not normal cells; they contain a substance called beta-glucosidase (which healthy cells do not contain). Beta-glucosidase is the enzyme that “unlocks” cyanide and benzaldehyde in amygdalin molecules. When the beta-glucosidase in a cancer cell unlocks an amygdalin molecule, a toxic synergy is created that specifically targets cancer cells and leaves healthy cells untouched and unharmed.

It seems that nature has created the perfect cancer-targeting mechanism in amygdalin − and science as well as antecdotal evidence since the mid-1850s has proven this. It also seems a little odd that the National Cancer Institute itself decided to conduct human clinical trials with laetrile in the early 1980s, suggesting a precedent of at least some prior scientific evidence as to the cytotoxic (i.e. cancer-targeting) effects of the substance.

And very recent research is beginning to coming out that again sheds light on the anti-tumor effects of cyanide in the specific form that it presents itself within naturally-occurring substances. This new research includes a 2017 Bulgarian study that found evidence of “higher cytotoxic effect” for amygdalin in fast-developing tumors.

Yet still, conventional medicine sticks to its same old rhetoric when it comes to B17/laetrile/amagdylin. According to the National Health Institutes (NHI) webpage on laetrile/amagdylin, which was revamped in March of 2017:

Laetrile has shown little anticancer activity in animal studies and no anticancer activity in human clinical trials.

In addition, they state that:

The side effects associated with laetrile toxicity mirror the symptoms of cyanide poisoning, including liver damage, difficulty walking (caused by damaged nerves), fever, coma, and death.

Yet on that same page, they also acknowledge that “Laetrile was first used as a cancer treatment in Russia in 1845, and in the United States in the 1920s.” Confused yet?

Amygdalin From Apricot Kernels

These days apricot kernels are the easiest way to ingest amygdalin since laetrile is still banned by the FDA in the US. The good news is that these kernels are easy to obtain at health food stores or online and are also fairly inexpensive. In addition, clinics still exist outside of the US where B17 or laetrile therapy continues to be administered. Laetrile is often used in addition to other therapies such as sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).

If you feel that B17 therapy may be something you would like to investigate further, be sure to get the facts about dosage and possible side effects. Talk to your integrated medical practitioner about your particular situation and whether amagdylin obtained from apricot kernels (or laetrile therapy if you reside outside of the United States) is right for you.

While the mystery may remain as to the main cause for the Hunza’s amazing vitality, one thing is for certain: their simple and stress-free way of eating, working, interacting, and moving their bodies have made them examples of the health that YOU are capable of having when you take proactive steps to heal your body naturally.

Please help bring more awareness about apricot kernels and cancer fighting laetrile by sharing this article with your friends and family.

Have you ever heard of B15 or Laetril Therapy for Cancer? Do you know what Amygdalin is? Click on the image above to discover the real story behind Apricot Kernels for Cancer.


Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in July 2017 and was revised in January 2021.

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Ty & Charlene Bollinger <![CDATA[Top 20 “Bizarro” News Stories of 2020]]> 2020-12-30T19:50:19Z 2020-12-30T05:01:58Z

Each year, right before New Year’s Eve, we count down the most bizarre headlines for the year. And 2020 may have been the...

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Each year, right before New Year’s Eve, we count down the most bizarre headlines for the year. The year 2020 was so weird and crazy that it was very difficult to limit the number to 20, but we did our best and here they are! 

#20 | Goat and papaya test positive for COVID-19

Tanzania President John Magufuli cast doubt on the country’s coronavirus testing process after he allegedly submitted secret samples from invalid subjects, including a goat and a papaya (yes, the fruit), that came back as “positive” for the virus.

goat and kiwi coronavirs

Magufuli, who has rightfully downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, claimed that he put human names and ages on several samples taken from non-human subjects. He says the lab came back with positive test results for a papaya, a quail and a goat — three things that have never been linked to the virus in the past.

This is more proof that the PCR test is total crap. 

#19 | Elon Musk names his baby “X Æ A-12”

Elon Musk and singer Grimes named their baby “X Æ A-12.” Musk and his girlfriend later offered an explanation to her followers on social media.

elon musk baby name

What does the name mean?

When Musk, known to joke on Twitter, announced the name, many people questioned whether he was being serious.  However, Canadian singer Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, explained the name’s meaning to her fans.

grimes baby name

You can’t make this stuff up, folks! 

#18 | NY Governor Cuomo receives International Emmy Award for COVID “leadership”

Speaking of stuff you just can’t make up…. In November, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the lying sack of filth, received an Emmy for just doing his job holding daily COVID-19 briefings. 

In his virtual acceptance speech, the governor acted as if he had just been given the Nobel Peace Prize as opposed to a token Hollywood “feel-good” award.

Cuomo was praised as “the nation’s governor” and “the epitome of New York tough” even though as many as 11,000 people died from the coronavirus New York’s nursing homes. Cuomo’s decision to send elderly COVID-19 patients back into nursing homes was blamed for the deaths of thousands of other elderly New York residents. Cuomo has said nothing about it.

cuomo emmy

“I assume Cuomo’s Emmy is for his starring role as ‘Dr. Death’ in the fatal nursing-home horror show,” US Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican from upstate New York, told The New York Post.

I assume his staff also wins an Emmy for Best Set Design for their paper mache mountain of death,” the congresswoman added, referring to Cuomo’s bizarre press conference in June in which he unveiled a giant foam-model representation of the state’s COVID-19 curve.

Alongside the Emmy, Cuomo has cashed in on the pandemic with a book titled American Crisis: Lessons in Leadership.

#17 | Man who died in motorcycle crash counted as COVID-19 death

A man who died in a motorcycle crash was counted as a COVID-19 death in Florida, according to a report from FOX 35 Orlando.

Doubling down on the COVID “cause” of death, Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino told FOX 35 that one “could actually argue that it could have been the COVID-19 that caused him to crash.”

motorcycle accident

Ummm….  Yeah…. Right…. 

(The death was later reclassified as a non-COVID death)

#16 | Despite skipping animal testing for COVID vaccine, V.P. Pence claims “We’re cutting no corners”

Despite the fact that COVID vaccine manufacturers have skipped normal animal testing, according to Vice President Pence, “We’re cutting no corners. The American people can be very confident… that we’ll drive toward a safe and effective vaccine.” 

pence covid vaccine

In a related story, photos released by the  paparazzi show Rowdy Roddy Piper (with and without his “They Live” glasses) reacting to V.P. Pence being vaccinated for COVID-19. (Yes, this is a spoof)

#15 | McDonald’s sells “Spam burger” with cookie crumbs in China

BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s is selling a sandwich made of Spam topped with crushed Oreo cookies Monday in China in an attention-grabbing move that has raised eyebrows. 

mcdonalds spam burger

The sandwich is made of two slices of Spam and Oreo cookies, topped with mayonnaise.

jim carey yummy


#14 | Toilet Paper Apocalypse!

We will all remember the “Great Toilet Paper Caper of 2020” won’t we? Back in March, images of empty shelves and shopping carts piled high with supplies inundated news reports and social feeds. People saw images of panic buyers, then assumed there’s a reason to panic and start panic buying. 

And so on… and so on… and so on…

2020 toilet paper

Remember: panic buying begets panic buying. 

#13 | Florida man drives truck into bar to get Dr. Pepper

Police say Gavin Lee, 28, crashed his Ford F-250 through the front doors of the Re-Rack Bar in Panama City on Friday when it was closed. Apparently, Lee had attempted to go to the bar earlier in the morning, but it was closed. When he returned and the bar was still closed, Lee rammed his truck through the front glass. 

gavin lee

After getting inside, Lee grabbed a Dr. Pepper from the cooler and sat at a table while drinking the soda. Lee was found with a handgun in his pocket, leading police to charge him with armed robbery.

Question: Wouldn’t it have been easier to break into a vending machine?

#12 | Coin removed from man’s nose after being stuck for more than 50 years

A man has finally had a coin removed from his nose after it was stuck for more than half a century. The 59-year-old unnamed Russian man was aged just six when he wedged the money into his right nostril. He was ‘too scared’ to tell his ‘strict’ mother about it and then later ‘forgot,’ local media reported. The man apparently managed to live for the next fifty years unimpeded by the blockage until recently started complaining he could not breath at all in his right nostril. He went to hospital and was given a scan which showed the unexpected object in the nasal passage.

nose coin

Rhinoliths – stones in the nasal cavity – had formed around the coin, constricting his ability to breathe. Medics carried out endoscopic surgery under general anesthetic, removing the stones and retrieving the Soviet one kopek coin from his nose after 53 years. The money – officially worth around one penny at the time – ceased to be used in Russia after the USSR’s collapse in 1991 and the hammer and sickle emblem was no longer visible on the coin. Specialist otorhinolaryngologist Elena Nepryakhina said: “We operated on Friday and he was discharged on Monday. He has regained full nasal breathing.”

#11 | Pentagon casually releases photos of UFOs  

The Pentagon released three short videos in late April, showing “unidentified aerial phenomena,” or possible UFOs, that were previously released by a private company. The video shows UFOs rapidly moving while being recorded by infrared cameras. 


According to a CNN report, the videos were released by The Pentagon “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.” 

In a related article, titled “Senate Directs Defense Department, DNI, Other Agencies: You Have 180 Days To Tell What You Know About UFOs,” if the U.S. Senate gets the executive branch to agree, the director of National Intelligence, along with the Department of Defense and other government agencies, now have 178 days to reveal what they know about UFOs to the U.S. Senate. That deadline was triggered by President Trump signing the $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill on Sunday; attached to the bill was a “committee comment” from the Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

#10 | Study of 10 MILLION shows NO asymptomatic spread of COVID
(but CDC still recommends masks for everyone)

A mass screening program of more than 10 million residents of Wuhan, China, has identified 300 asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, none of which was infectious. 

Translation: Healthy people (including those who may have COVID but have no symptoms) do NOT spread COVID. 

cdc masks

Despite the study, and despite the fact that the WARNING on the box of ear loop masks which states that masks do not protect against transmission of COVID-19, the CDC still recommends that everyone, including healthy people, wear a mask. 

#9 | Monoliths were erected across the world

Mysterious monoliths were erected and then removed in Utah, Romania, California and even San Antonio. But who was behind it? That’s what officials are still trying to figure out.

In this Nov. 27, 2020, file photo, provided by Terrance Siemon, is a monolith that was placed in a red-rock desert in an undisclosed location in San Juan County southeastern Utah. Days after the arrival and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths spotted half a world away from each other, another towering structure has popped up, this time at the pinnacle of a trail in Southern California. Its straight sides and height appear similar to one discovered in the Utah desert and another that was found in Romania.


The first monolith appeared Nov. 23 in Utah’s red-rock desert. Days later, it quickly vanished with no trace of who was responsible for placing it or removing it. Soon after, another monolith was found in northern Romania on top of a hill.

Another monolith appeared and then was quickly removed at the Pine Mountain trail in Atascadero Park, which is located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. There was even one found in San Antonio on the North Side near the San Antonio International Airport. It’s still unclear if these structures were related to one another and what their significance was.

#8 | Toothbrush removed from man’s stomach after he swallowed it while brushing

A bloodied toothbrush had to be removed from a man’s stomach after he swallowed it while cleaning the back of his throat. Doctors removed the 19cm-long brush within 24 hours, fearing that leaving it any longer could have been fatal. The patient, 39, whose name has been withheld, was brushing his teeth on September 15 when it slipped. He rushed to a nearby health clinic, which quickly referred him to a hospital more than 100km away.

toothbrush surgery

An X-ray and further tests couldn’t locate the brush in the man’s throat – leading doctors to conclude it was in his stomach. A minor operation was performed a short time later and the brush was removed.

#7 | Steaming river of black sludge floods through Arizona

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, fires can change the way rainwater flows over land. Under normal circumstances, most dirt is capable of sucking up a lot of water, which keeps flash floods from happening every time it rains. But after a wildfire, the land is no longer able to absorb as much water. And even minor rains can trigger flash floods filled with debris.

According to KGUN 9, a local news station, this recent debris flow seems to have originated with the Bighorn Fire, which has burned about 120,000 acres (485 square kilometers) in the area.

#6 | Anthony Fauci tells children that he personally vaccinated Santa Claus  

According to Lord Fauci: “I took a trip up there to the North Pole; I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go.”

fauci santa

I don’t think Lord Fauci is telling the truth about giving Santa a shot. He would have to go through Canada to get to the North Pole. I doubt if he was permitted to cross the border. He’d have to be quarantined at least two weeks. 

While we’re on the subject of Lord Fauci …

#5 | “Christmas Eve” changed to “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day”

To recognize his flip-flopping and flat-out lies about masking, social distancing, herd immunity, and his overall trampling on human rights, the mayor of Washington D.C. declared that Christmas Eve is no longer Christmas Eve, but now it’s “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day” in D.C. 

muriel bowser fauci day

Excuse me… but proclaiming Christmas Eve, the night before we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ (who is the “Light” and the “Truth” and our only “Hope”) as “Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Day,” because, and I quote, “Dr. Fauci has been a shining light in dark times for the nation, promoting truth over fear and giving Americans hope in the government…” doesn’t that sound a bit… blasphemous?  

But I guess what do you expect from a pagan witch like Bowser?

You can’t make this stuff up, folks!

#4 | 75-year-old man dies two hours after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination

Earlier this month, a 75-year-old man from Beit She’an (a city in the Northern District of Israel) died of a heart attack about two hours after being vaccinated for COVID-19, the Health Ministry reported. According to a spokesperson, the death had nothing to do with the vaccine, but was a mere “coincidence” and that “there may be unfortunate cases. One should not infer from this about the safety of the vaccine.”

covid vaccine death

So, let me get this straight … a man dies within 2 hours of being vaccinated, but we’re supposed to believe it was “coincidence” and not to worry about the “safety of the vaccine”?  Really?  

In a related story, Tennessee Nurse Tiffany Dover fainted on live television only 17 minutes after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, right in the middle of her talk about why it was important for healthcare workers to receive it. 

covid nurse fainting

But don’t worry. Less than an hour later, an unnamed doctor at the hospital said the fainting episode had “nothing to do” with the Pfizer vaccine. 

It’s truly amazing that within an hour of the fainting spell, the doctor had time to evaluate Tiffany’s brain scans (necessary to evaluate a neurological condition) and eliminate the vaccine as a possible cause of the fainting spell. 

While it takes the typical doctor several hours and even days to accurately assess the cause of a neurological event, this doctor did it in mere minutes! Maybe we should call him “Super Doctor!” Maybe the doctor is “magic” or possibly a medical “fairy” that utilizes mystical pixie dust!

However, if the anonymous doctor’s prognosis isn’t good enough for you, rest assured that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. The CDC also assures us that it was also a mere “coincidence.” 

We wonder if it was also a “coincidence” that a California nurse tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine? Possibly not! On December 28th, the WHO’s chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, made a shocking statement!  “At the moment I don’t believe we have the evidence of any of the vaccines to be confident that it’s going to prevent people from actually getting the infection and therefore being able to pass it on.”


#3 | Kentucky man uses flamethrower to clear snow from driveway

(UPI) A Kentucky man showed off his unusual method of clearing snow from his driveway with a video showing him using a flamethrower to remove the unwanted show.

Timothy Browning posted a video to Facebook showing him dressed as Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation while drinking beer and using a flamethrower to clear snow from his driveway.

Ty’s comment:  I like this guy! 

#2 | Spooky “Blood snow” invades Antarctic island

In February, the ice around Ukraine’s Vernadsky Research Base (located on Galindez Island, off the coast of Antarctica’s northernmost peninsula) was coated in what researchers called “raspberry snow.” Photos show the scene in full detail: streaks of red and pink slashing across the edges of glaciers and puddling on the frosty plains.

blood snow

That blood (or “jam” as the researchers whimsically call it) is actually a type of red-pigmented algae called Chlamydomonas Chlamydomonas nivalis, which hides in snowfields and mountains worldwide. The algae thrive in freezing water and spend winters lying dormant in snow and ice; when summer comes and the snow melts, the algae bloom, spreading red, flower-like spores.

blood snow

#1 | Man Who Has Been In Government For Nearly 50 Years Promises To Fix Government

According to sources at the DNC, Joe Biden, a man who has been part of the government since before Jaws, Star Wars, Rocky, the Walkman, the internet, and the publishing of The Silmarillion, is just the man for the difficult task of “fixing” the government.

Joe Biden

This man who has been part of the broken system since 1972 is our last hope to fix the broken system,” said a DNC spokesperson. “See, since he’s been part of the problem for so long, only he knows how bad the problem is. So only he can fix it. If you got some outsider with, like, morals and stuff, they would be too horrified to even go to Washington in the first place.”

(Yes, we know this is a Babylon Bee story, but the underlying concept is 100% accurate)


OK, that concludes the top 20 “bizarro” stories of 2020.

Please don’t fret and don’t fear.

Truth will triumph and the lunatics will be defeated.

Please keep sharing the truth with your friends and family.


God Bless and Happy New Year,

Ty and Charlene Signature

 – Ty and Charlene Bollinger

P.S. Remember, laughter is the best medicine! Thank God the U.S. government hasn’t tried to tax laughter… yet!

Which of these stories do YOU think is the most absurd? Do you have any others to add to the list of Most Bizarre News Stories of 2020? Please share in the Comments section below.

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Ty Bollinger <![CDATA[Top 10 Cancer Causing Foods: Understanding what Causes...]]> 2020-12-28T22:09:06Z 2020-12-28T12:27:31Z

Do you ever eat these top ten cancer causing foods? Learn what they are and four tips for consuming an anti-cancer diet instead...

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You know the seriousness of cancer. You know the toll it takes mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and physically. It causes stress in your own mind and body as well as in your relationships with friends and family. Cancer treatments can make it hard to do the things you’ve always done as a human being, a parent, or an employee.

There’s nothing in your daily existence that cancer doesn’t touch. It’s an exhausting villain to fight and it wipes you out in so many ways that are hard to explain to people who haven’t felt the impact of this horrific disease in their own lives.

What if I told you there was something you could do right now to cut your cancer risk in half? That’s right, in half!

If you knew there was a way to prevent cancer from ever invading your life and turning it upside down… would you do it?

People talk a lot about “cures” in the health industry but there’s a saying you probably heard from your grandparents that makes a lot more sense…

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

At The Truth About Cancer we talk a lot about what causes cancer, and the foods that fight cancer and lower your cancer risk. Now I’m going to talk to you about known, scientifically proven, cancer causing foods that actively increase the chance that you’ll be diagnosed with cancer in your lifetime.

There are cases where it strikes quickly but it is more common when cancerous tumors manifest after years of specific habits. Good examples of this are smoking, exposure to radiation (i.e. from cell phones), and overexposure to ultraviolet rays, which result in lung cancer, brain cancer, and skin cancer, respectively.

Experts estimate that more than half the cases of cancer are preventable with lifestyle changes.

In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 14 million new cases of cancer… which resulted in more than 8.2 million deaths worldwide. They expect these numbers to skyrocket over the next 20 years by a whopping 70% globally!

The top 5 most-diagnosed cancers in men:

  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Colon/colorectal
  • Stomach
  • Liver

The top 5 most-diagnosed cancers in women:

  • Breast
  • Colon/colorectal
  • Lung
  • Cervix
  • Stomach

I point this out because you’ll note that several of the most common (and aggressive) cancers have to do with your gastrointestinal system. The function of your body that processes the food you eat, distributes it around your body as needed, and does its best to dump the leftover toxins.

The top 5 most-diagnosed cancers in men and women.

That makes it a major area of your daily life that dramatically affects your prevention – and ultimately your survival – of cancer. The food and beverages you consume, the fuel your body uses to fight disease, is critical to your overall wellbeing.

Some foods are worse for you than others and are increasing your risk of many conditions and diseases. While cancer is one of the worst, regularly eating the cancer causing foods in our top ten list can also lead to heart disease, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and so much more.

What Causes Cancer?

Understanding possible causes of cancer comes down to understanding the causes of gene and DNA mutations. Chemicals (like carcinogens), radiation, obesity, hormones, chronic inflammation, smoking, viruses, and a number of other factors have been found to be cancer causing.

In an interview with Bob Wright from the American Anti-Cancer Institute for my The Quest For The Cures docu-series, I asked him what causes cancer in cells. His reply was that “Cancer is caused by chemicals and radiation. You can explode that out to many different types of chemicals whether it’s what you put in your body, what you breath, what you eat, radiation from all sources − women from mammograms, from CT scans, from your cell phones, your cell towers, your Wi-Fi. Cancer is caused by chemicals and radiation, period.”

If Bob is correct that the primary causes for cancer are chemicals and radiation, then both of these factors can be greatly reduced through the food and lifestyle choices that you make.


Top 10 Cancer Causing Foods to Cut Your Cancer Risk in Half

    1. Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs): The rapidly growing industry of genetically modified crops are infiltrating our food supply at an alarming rate. More than 90% of our corn and soy are now genetically modified. This fairly new practice is the source of many debates. Experts agree that adequate testing was not done before GMO foods were added to the ingredient listing of thousands of products. In other words, no one – including the growers and manufacturers of GMO foods – knows the long-term effect they will have on human health. Look for GMO-free labels whenever possible or buy organic (which always means a product is not genetically modified).
    2. Microwave Popcorn: From the chemically-lined bag to the actual contents, microwave popcorn is at the center of lung cancer debates around the world. Not only are the kernels and oil likely GMO (which the manufacturer does not have to disclose) unless organic, the fumes released from artificial butter flavoring contain diacetyl, which is toxic to humans. Make your own organic popcorn the old-fashioned way – it tastes better, doesn’t release toxic fumes, and is a healthier choice for you.
    3. Canned Goods: Most cans are lined with a product called bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been shown to genetically alter the brain cells of rats. Many plastic goods, thermal paper, water lines, and many dental composites also contain BPA. Help protect your DNA by sticking to fresh or frozen vegetables that have no added ingredients for your family’s table! These are better for you and available year-round.
    4. Grilled Red Meat: While grilled food can taste delicious, scientists have discovered that preparing meats in this way – especially processed meats like hot dogs – releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines. When you grill red meat to the point of well-done, it changes the chemical and molecular structure of the meat. You’re better off baking, broiling, or preparing meat in a skillet than on the grill.
    5. Refined Sugar: The biggest cancer causing food (by far) is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other refined sugars. Even brown sugar is highly refined white sugar with some of the removed molasses added back in for flavor and color. Refined sugars (and foods made with them) are the source of major insulin spikes and feed the growth of cancer cells. Since the majority of the sugar supply in the U.S. is made using genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets, a healthier option is organic honey, coconut sugar, or maple sugar. Now that oncologists are using diabetes medication to fight cancer cells, there’s no doubt (finally) that those mutated cancer cells love sugar.
    6. Salted, Pickled, and Smoked Foods: These products typically contain preservatives, such as nitrates, which are intended to prolong shelf life. The additives used in processed foods can accumulate in your body over time. Eventually, such toxins cause damage at the cellular level and lead to diseases like cancer. When smoked foods are cooked at high temperatures, the nitrates are converted to the much more dangerous nitrites. [Note: By pickled foods we don’t mean the fermented foods you make at home.]
    7. Soda and Carbonated Beverages: Sodas have been at the center of the health debate for two decades as a major cancer causing food. Filled with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), dyes, and a host of other chemicals, they are very bad for every aspect of your health. They provide zero nutritional value and rob your body of the nutrients you get from other foods. Adding “diet” to the label means you’re also likely consuming aspartame – which is no better than rat poison to human cells.
    8. White Flour: When flour is refined, all nutritional value is removed. Then it’s bleached with chlorine gas to make it more appealing to consumers. The glycemic index for white flour is very high – meaning it spikes your insulin levels without providing nutritional fuel. Carbohydrates are converted to sugars by your body, so excessive products that contain white flour can lead to increased insulin resistance. Simple sugars (like refined carbohydrates) are the preferred fuel source for cancer.
    9. Farmed Fish: Commercial fish farming involves raising an incredible number of fish (such as salmon), in a crowded environment. More than 60% of the salmon consumed in the United States comes from a farming operation where they are treated with antibiotics, pesticides, and other carcinogenic chemicals to try and control the bacterial, viral, and parasitic outbreaks that result from cramming so many fish in a small space. Farmed fish also don’t have as much omega-3 as wild salmon.
    10. Hydrogenated Oils: Vegetable oils are chemically extracted from their source, chemically treated, and more chemicals are added to change the smell and taste. They’re packed with unhealthy omega-6 fats (that Americans already consume way too much of) and have been proven to alter the structure of our cell membranes.

4 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

In addition to the 10 foods listed above, also be sure to avoid any food labeled as “diet,” “light,” or “fat-free.” In order to remove fat or natural calories, they are replaced with chemicals that are dangerous to your body.

Instead of consuming food products that manufacturers claim is “good for you” – follow these four anti-cancer diet tips to prevent cancer the easy way:

  1. Eat organic whenever possible.
  2. Choose raw or clean frozen if availability of fresh product isn’t good in your area.
  3. Fill half your plate each meal with non-starchy vegetables. If you eat animal products, make sure they’re pastured and grass-fed meats and dairy goods (including eggs). Use only high quality oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, ghee, or grass-fed butter.
  4. Cut back drastically on grains and sugars.

Not only will eliminating these foods lower your cancer risk, you’re going to feel (and look) better from the inside out. Now that you know what the top cancer causing foods are, what are you going to do about their presence in your kitchen and your daily eating plan?

Top Ten Cancer Causing Foods to Avoid


Editor’s note: This post was originally published in January 2016. It has been updated and republished in December 2019 and 2020.

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Ty Bollinger <![CDATA[The Top 5 Cancer-Fighting Healthy Fruits You Should Be...]]> 2020-12-30T12:35:49Z 2020-12-28T05:01:28Z

How many of the healthy fruits on this list have you eaten? Discover what they are and why these foods are so potent against...

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One of the interesting things about dealing with cancer naturally as opposed to conventionally is the fact that there are myriad ways to go about doing it. Physiologically speaking, one treatment might work better for one person, while another fares better for someone else − and the type of cancer involved also makes a huge difference. But the one element that nearly all natural treatments seem to have in common is diet, which is why it’s important to learn which foods exacerbate cancer and which foods help keep it at bay.

Throughout my journeys, I’ve uncovered many exotic foods from around the world (including right here in the USA), that science has shown possess powerful anti-cancer properties. Many of these foods are fruits that, in my opinion, everyone should be eating on a regular basis as part of a holistic, cancer-preventative lifestyle. And among these, a select few cream-of-the-crop contenders stand out as being the world’s most viable for preventing and treating cancer.

Here are five of the top healthy fruits to include in your anti-cancer diet…

#1: Soursop Fruit (Graviola)

This tropical, spiny green “superfruit” is a prized species of the Annona plant genus. It boasts a dense array of phytonutrients and antioxidants that studies show are highly effective at destroying cancer cells and warding off chronic disease. Soursop is rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.

Annona muricata is known to help prevent infections, minimize inflammation, protect eyesight, and quell digestive upset, among many other beneficial uses in maintaining health.

Where soursop really shines, though, is in the cancer department. Peer-reviewed science suggests that the flesh of this Central and South American staple fruit helps suppress oncogenes. These, due to their expression in both cell and animal models of cancer, are commonly referred to as “cancer-causing genes.” A 2011 study published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer found that an oncogene known as epidermal growth factor receptor, or EGFR, that’s commonly over-expressed in breast cancer is an ideal target for treatment with soursop.

Other studies have similarly identified anti-cancer potential in soursop seeds, which contain various compounds that are selectively cytotoxic. This means they target cancerous and other malignant cells for destruction while leaving healthy cells unscathed. Research published in the Journal of Natural Products found that one of these compounds, known as “Compound 1,” is selectively cytotoxic to colon adenocarcinoma cells (HT-29), and with a potency up to 10,000 times greater than the chemotherapy drug adriamycin (doxorubicin).

Soursop is likewise rich in another class of highly potent chemotherapeutic compounds known as acetogenins. Researchers from the Tepic Institute of Technology in Mexico have procured evidence suggesting that these substances are capable of encapsulating and destroying cancer tumors. This helps back related research showing that soursop is effective at overcoming cancer cells of the prostate, breast, and liver.

#2: Goji Berry (Chinese Wolfberry)

One of the most highly regarded berries in Asia, goji berry has been a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. It ranks among the top 120 medicinal herbs in the world, and research shows that it’s helpful in providing strength and extending lifespan. Goji berry acts upon both the liver and kidney channels to provide nourishment and detoxification. Its dense lineup of polysaccharides and glycoconjugates show unique antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and antitumoral properties.

Known scientifically as Lycium barbarum, goji berry has been extensively researched with regards to cancer, where it’s shown high immunoactivity. Human trials involving the use of Lycium barbarum polysaccharide, or LBP, as a cancer treatment have led to positive outcomes in tumor regression. Administration of polysaccharide protein complexes derived from goji berry have shown benefits in stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Polish researchers published a paper earlier this year in the journal Natural Product Research revealing how goji berry demonstrates effectiveness against cancer. They found it targets the T47D human breast cancer cell line, inducing apoptosis (cell suicide) while preventing these cells from proliferating. (Check out a delicious cancer-fighting cookie recipe that features goji berry here.)

#3: Gardenia Fruit (Zhi Zi)

The Nutritional Oncology Research Institute (NORI) has developed a unique approach to treating cancer that involves consuming a methionine-restricted, selenium-rich diet that essentially starves cancer cells of the nutrients they need to live. This was done while also bombarding the cancer cells with so much oxidative stress that they commit suicide through apoptosis.

The NORI Protocol involves eating lots of fruit while avoiding most other foods, as well as consuming non-toxic, chemotherapeutic substances at various intervals. And one of the fruits the protocol focuses on most is gardenia fruit, or zhi zi. This fruit contains abundant amounts of a compound known as genipin that’s been scientifically shown to trigger apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells by generating excess reactive oxygen species, or ROS.

Consumption of gardenia fruit directly inhibits a mitochondrial protein known as UCP2.  This protein acts as a protector of cancer cells, shielding them from oxidative stress by inhibiting mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Put simply, gardenia fruit is potently anti-tumoral while exhibiting selective toxicity only against malignant cells.

5 healthy fruits that fight cancer

#4: Camu Camu

The world’s richest source of natural vitamin C, camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a powerhouse of anti-aging and anti-cancer nutrition. A wild feature that grows all along the banks of the Amazon River in South America, camu camu is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory “superfood.” Studies have shown is effective in combating a host of chronic illnesses, including cancer.

Inflammation-associated conditions ranging from inflammatory bowel disease and type-2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have all been studied in association with camu camu treatment. And this has been done with great success. Many types of cancer have also responded positively to supplementation with camu camu, which is easily purchased in either capsule or powder form.

Since it’s an anti-mutagenic fruit, camu camu prevents the types of genetic mutations in the body that lead to cancer tumors. Camu camu is also hepatoprotective, meaning it protects the liver against the potentially cancer-causing effects of chronic toxicity and toxin overload.

#5: Citrus Fruit (Orange, Lemon, Lime)

Perhaps the most well-known of the fruits I’ve listed here are the basic citrus varieties like orange, lemon, and lime. All of these are powerfully anti-cancer in their own respective rites. Another rich source of vitamin C, citrus fruit is inherently anti-cancer because it targets damaging free radicals. Plus it boosts immune function, all while helping the body to naturally overcome the damaging effects of carcinogenic exposure.

Naturally high in flavonoids, nobiletin, and of course vitamin C, citrus fruit is powerfully anti-angiogenic. This means it inhibits the growth of new blood vessels that serve as the energy and nutrition delivery mechanisms for cancer tumors. People who consume high amounts of citrus fruit on a regular basis, studies show, have a reduced risk of developing lung cancer, colon cancer, and many other types of cancer.

Citrus fruit is also amazingly chemoprotective and anti-metastatic, helping healthy cells to flourish while selectively targeting for elimination all rogue cells that contribute to cancer. The widely regarded Nurses Health Study (NHS) found that women in particular who consume multiple servings of citrus fruit every day are much less likely to develop colorectal adenomas, a type of benign polyp that in some cases serves as a precursor for the later development of colorectal cancer.


Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in 2016 and was updated in June & December 2020.

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In this clip from TTAC LIVE! 2019, Dr. Rajendran Scaria shares his research on homeopathy and the pharmacology of personalized...

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Video Transcript:

So you all heard of homeopathy and some of you experienced homeopathy. And America was the land of homeopathy a hundred years back. And it slowly vanished from America. And in India homeopathy became a major therapeutic method. And after conventional medicine, a 60% of Indians use homeopathy different times. And there are 200,000 doctors practicing in India. There are 200 medical colleges teaching medicine and homeopathy together in India. And we have education from degree to MD to PhD levels. So I am proud to represent the nation, which supported homeopathy when it was thrown out of the main places where it stood. But even today, we learn, our books are written by the famous American homeopaths a hundred years back. So it’s a homecoming for me in fact, to say that in USA, homeopathy needs to be revived for a proper health care of the public. So the freedom of choice of the individual, the patient, is the most important thing. And for that the TTSC is working hard and Ty and his partners are working well and we are also part of that because without freedom nothing will grow. So my dear friends, so my purpose today is…

Homeopathy is the pharmacology of personalized Nanomedicine, is fundamentally a research which I went through last 10 years. I’m a practitioner and teacher for the last 30 years. And 2010 onwards, after 20 years of teaching and practicing, I started actively involved in the search and I utilize the best laboratories in India, like Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and other universities. And I did extensive studies with homeopathy to see what is the content of these dilutions. By God’s grace, I could find the presence of particles of the original drake materials in all the samples I have studied, more than 200 samples. Investing a huge amount of money for the study. So this works are already being published. And also this came out as a test book and it is a standard test book for the homeopathic students in India now. Let us look into what is Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. It is a science of last 30 years. One of the most modern one, it’s, if you look at a nanometer, it is one by billionth of a meter or one by 1000 of a micro. So my interest was to see whether homeopathy has some content which is far beyond the existing level of scientific understanding. And this study has taken me to an elaborate work for 10 years and these two books are the product of this work.

They’re the study of the homeopathic drugs and its nanoscale materials are really explained. And luckily I helped printed this book last week and they presented my first copy to Ty as my best friend yesterday. So this is something which is, why medicine, why the science and why we are looking for alternatives. If the one science is complete, we don’t need other sciences. So these are some of the particles which you can see here, the analysis of aurum metallicum homeopathic drug. One sample I have given here, on 500 resolution nanometer, 100 nanometer, 20 nanometer, 10 nanometer. In the 10 nanometer scale you can even visualize the atoms of gold in 200th dilution. The black dots in between. So the other drug you’ll see here, sodium chloride, the common salt, which is a very commonly used homeopathic drug for multitude of diseases starting from common cold to leukemia. I treat the patients from common cold to leukemia with the same oral nitro neuroticum. And nito neuroticum will give will give extraordinary results in all these conditions. But the particles of nitro neuroticum when you look at it, the sizes 0.4 nanometers to 1.1 nanometers. Why it is important, we are coming to that point.

Another electron microscopic picture of hypericum perforatum, a homeopathic drug which is used for multitude of nerve injuries and lesions. So why I said this basically, these molecule are in genetics back-end which is evolving in the recent past. Come to the conclusion that how the cancer can be combated. You will see that conventional chemotherapeutic drugs generally combat by causing direct DNA damage and cell death. But homeopathic ultra high dilutions appears to adopt molecular pathways by causing modification in signaling cascades through indirection the DNA by epigenetics. Homeopathy drugs produce epigenetic modifications. This is a scientific fact proved in the last 10 years. Scientific communities, not noticing much about that, but it is a truth. So this fact when you look at, it is a clinical study published, these are published papers. There you can find that chemical induced malignancy, skin cancer in the mice producers, this is the first one you say A the normal, B is carcinogen treated, C is the circust alcohol and the last D and D you can see they treated with cecal core homeopathic drug. And which produced this much of genetic upregulation and downregulation in the genes. This red arrow shows the downregulation of the genes and the green one shows the protein upregulation, the genetic upregulation. So these are not just placebos, they are directly interacting with the genetic system and regulating the genes and that is very, very important.

This is another very recent study where it shows the gelsemium berberines, ultra high dilutions produces downregulation of 56 genes and upregulation of 5 genes. These all are scientifically published papers. The green brand is downregulation and the red band you are seeing is the upregulation of the genes.

Speaker: Under constant attack from reactive chemicals on the actual background radiation-

Dr. Rajendran Scaria: Please listen for a minute

Speaker: Free radicals are the by-products of normal metabolism in human cells. Seen here as bright particles, they sometimes react with DNA and cause chemical changes. Radiation can also affect DNA. For example, ultraviolet light from the sun can cause harmful chemical changes in the DNA of skin. These changes can lead to kinks in the DNA that prevent genes from being correctly read or deletions that alter the type of protein produced. Thanks to constant biochemical repair work, most mutations are corrected before they have any effect. But in rare cases mutations can accumulate and this can give rise to diseases such as cancer.

Dr. Rajendran Scaria: So the mutation of the genes. This pictorial presentation says, the mutation of the genes is the fundamental reason for all the diseases, and we know that. But when we came to know that, we came to know that in the last 70 years before the DNA structure was not not known to us. Now we know two facts very clearly in science. One is the biological systems are, fundamentally they are managed in a nanometer scale. Whether it is antigens, antibodies, DNA, RNA, receptors or anything in the body fundamentally managed in a nanometer scale. And we know that the whole system of human existence is controlled by the DNA. I’m coming to the philosophical part of the science where it went wrong. So the medical sense needs to accept the fundamental problem of the human diseases are from the genetics. And also epigenetics is fundamentally the cause for gene…mutation causes diseases and epigenetic modifications can cure the patients.

That is more deeper. So homeopathy is nanopharmacology because their drugs contain nanoparticles and homeopathic drugs produces epigenetics. It produces epigenetic modifications.

That means homeopathy is more advanced than the conventional biomolecular medicine, which is based on the fundamental rules of visuals and as well as the bacteriological theories, which are fundamentally based on the philosophy of Descarte. That is a Cartesian Philosophy of mind and body segregated. And human body is a mechanistic machine. We say unity of organs and tissues. This is what Cartesian Philosophy says. So there is an error in the Cartesian Philosophy and that error in Cartesian Philosophy has created the health related or the medical industry into a wrong direction and now everywhere we are speaking the emotions, mind and body should be combined. And there is only one system of medicine in the world which has the ability to integrate the body, mind and emotions in a prescription, in a therapeutic approach, that is homeopathy.

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