Video Transcript: Can Juicing Fight Cancer?
Charlene Bollinger: There are bad chemicals and good chemicals. Join our good friend Cherie Calbom from our LIVE event.
Ty Bollinger: She’ll be explaining how good chemicals that are found in vegetables can actually help with healing and preventing cancer.
Cherie Calbom: Healing and preventing cancer. Why veggie juices work so well, they’re easy to absorb, they’re like an intravenous infusion of nutrients, they offer you biophotons. We know about photons, it’s a lot of research on it, those biophotons feed the mitochondria of your cells. That is very, very, important, those are your little energy units. Biophotons help your cells communicate more effectively.
We know about cancer cells, right? They’ve lost their ability to communicate effectively with the other cells, the healthy cells.
Antioxidants in juices: powerful to feed our cells, to bind up toxins like free radicals and carry them out of the system so they don’t damage our cells. Juicing liberates those nutrients from the hard cell walls, so that you get a powerhouse of nutrients flooding your body. It helps you get more of those cancer-fighting nutrients that you couldn’t possibly eat.
I used to do the Juiceman seminars, and people would ask me all the time constantly, every juice presentation I did, “Why can’t you just eat those vegetables?” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked that, I would be so wealthy.
So, here’s the deal. One day, I said “Alright here’s my big bowl of produce. I’m going to see if I can do this.” I used to juice more carrots than I do now. I had five carrots, I started with those. They looked like the maybe the best tasting thing I could chew on. Fifteen minutes later, my jaw was so sore, I couldn’t eat another thing. That’s one way to lose weight.
Those big kale leaves, ain’t no way I’m chomping those up. A whole lemon? Are you kidding me? A big chunk of ginger root? There is no way I’m chomping that up. Now maybe the cucumber and maybe the celery. Okay? But not those dark leafy greens. My point is there is no way. How about a big chunk of fresh turmeric? Are you kidding me, chew that up? Okay, so that’s why you have got to juice right? I hope I’m convincing you? Okay you’re smiling, most of you are smiling. I think you’re getting on board the, I call it the juice train.
So, juices are rich in those phytochemicals that get in there and fight cancer and gosh, you know, this is the hero’s journey. My husband I were talking about that today. The hero’s journey, you are a hero. If you are a health professional, you are a hero leading your team. If you are in the fight of your life, you’re a hero that’s going to stand conquering this thing, right?
You’re going to conquer and you’re the hero of that thing that’s trying to conquer you.
So, I’m going to tell you about my recovery and why I am so passionate about juicing and about a healthy diet in organics. So, first of all I want to tell you my mother died of breast cancer when I was six years old, it impacted my life. That’s partly why I do what I do. She was like Ty’s mom, the sweetest person you’d ever want to meet and a great loss in my life.
But, I was following in her footsteps. What do we inherit? I know about genes, but what we inherit more is a way of life, right? We kind of eat the way the one before us did. She didn’t like vegetables and she loved sweets, and that’s where I ended up, right? So, I didn’t like vegetables and I loved sweets and I loved fast food restaurants and junk food. That’s a really bad set up, isn’t it? For ill health.
So, one day I was—well I didn’t really know what it was then, but I had chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I had such a bad case, I couldn’t work, I had to move home, move in with my father and my stepmother, sleep 12 hours a day, wake up feeling tired sick, like I had the flu, a low-grade fever, swollen glands, felt nasty all the time, said “I’m in my late 20’s and I feel like I’m dying. This is ridiculous.”
So, I went around to health food stores and talked to people and decided my diet was horrible, all wrong, I had to change everything. I needed to start juicing, I hated vegetables. What are you going to do? You have got to make that vegetable juice taste good. Did my first juice fast. I’m a jump in, let’s go for it and do the whole thing right away, if you’re going to do it. Five-day juice fast.
Day number five, I hope you are listening. My body expelled a tumor the size of a golf ball with blue blood vessels attached, all around it. I said, “Whoa, what is this?” Got my attention, I got rid of it. Was it a polyp or was it cancer? I don’t know. I know I’m so happy to be rid of it, and I know that I was following in my mother’s footsteps. I wouldn’t be here today, I know I wouldn’t, if I hadn’t changed my way of life. And I always say to everybody “Choose life.” Is this stuff worth it? For five minutes of pleasure in your mouth, is it worth it? No way is it worth it.
So, I’ll tell you part two of my story in a little bit, but I want to get into what happened. Where were those blue blood vessels? That, that puzzled me for years, until I decided to go back and get a master’s degree in whole foods nutrition, so I could learn how to care for the body, and be a credible source of information, not just somebody who said “Gee, I did a five-day juice fast and I got rid of this tumor.” People would go “Yeah.”
So, what was going on with those little blue blood vessels? Angiogenesis. You’ve heard that word, right? It’s the body’s creation of new blood vessels to feed those cancer cells, to feed that tumor. We want to cut that off. That’s what happened for me. I could see it had been cut off. So, what does that?
I’m going to talk about some hero vegetable juices. This is not exhaustive; I could go on and on and on. We could pick about any vegetable we want and have a story, but I picked a few, just a little smidgen to share with you.
So, anyway, carrots are loaded with antioxidants that bind up toxins, carry them out of the body. Polyacetylenes, new frontier of research in carrots, inhibit colon cancer cells the study showed. Well, if it did that for colon cancer cells, it’s going to do that for other cancer cells, right? That’s why I don’t reject carrots, I just dilute them, just dilute the carrot juice.
New findings suggest an interaction between carotenoids and polyacetylenes.
More on carrots, they’ve shown bioactive chemicals in treating leukemia. Falcarinol, an antioxidant in carrots, proven anti-cancer properties. One study, one-third reduction in tumors in mice and rats with lab-induced cancers when they were having the carrot or the carrot extracts. I doubt that they used too much carrot juice in studies, but maybe we’ll start seeing more and more about juices.
Celery, that little celery stick, right, that we just kind of snub our nose at on the party tray. Powerful little vegetable. I juice—celery goes in everything we make. My husband always says he’s a lucky dog, he’s right down here in the front row, because I make for both of us. I’m always handing him juices all the time. Juice that celery.
Effective in killing, here’s studies: ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, breast, liver and lung cancer cells. The flavonoids, apigenin and luteolin combat free radicals. Apigenin was found to inhibit the initiation progression of metastasis of tumors. I could just go on and on, but you’re getting the point.
There’s more about celery. Apigenin inhibits angiogenesis. Now remember angiogenesis is those little tubes, those little blue blood vessels that go out to the tumor. I wish I would have saved that, had a picture of it at least, so you really believe me, but it’s true. I wonder if anybody else has ever saved theirs, if they got rid of one. Decreases production of chemicals needed by the cancer cells. They need certain chemicals to stimulate and push them forward in their growth.
Kale, kale is another superhero. I love kale. Kale is not the favorite of a lot of people but I’ll tell you it’s making a great impression on people with kale chips. We serve a little kale chip snack, I have a special recipe at our retreats. And I’ll tell you, on a three-day juice fast that is the most popular thing of the day. Nobody is late for happy hour, kale chips four o’clock time, they get a little snack.
You want more kale in your diet, juice it up. Kale is powerful and here’s why. Lowers your risk of getting cancer, it contains isothiocyanates. That’s a fifty-cent word, isn’t it? They have great anti-cancer benefits, offer impressive support for detoxification of your body. Forty-five different flavonoids in kale, reducing inflammation oxidative stress. Very, very important to reduce that. Those two things are stimulators, producers of cancer. Glucosinolates, that’s another fifty-cent word, stimulates cell death in tumors.
Watercress. I am such a fan of watercress. I don’t know if you saw my cover story in Woman’s World Magazine September 18th issue, they titled it “The Thyroid Detox Soup,” but it was really my watercress soup for my watercress soup diet.
I did a pilot study this summer. Fifty-five ladies lost weight, and the average was seven pounds in three weeks, and somebody just emailed me and said “You’ve changed the whole nation. I went to my grocery store and every store sold out of watercress and the managers all said to me, ‘We can’t figure out what’s going on. Nobody’s ever wanted watercress.'”
I am out to change the world, but something else is happening besides just weight loss. It’s powerful for that, but there’s something else happening. There are so many studies now on watercress and cancer, please as soon as this crazy push is over, you’ll find it, but I’ve still been able to find it at Trader Joe’s. I think they upped their production a little bit.
Rich in isothiocyanates, extracts prevent DNA damage, reduces growth factors that promote tumors. It has phytonutrients that halt phase one enzymes that activate carcinogens which trigger cancer cell growth.
Charlene Bollinger: Thank you, Cherie! Wow. I always learn when I listen to the “Juice Lady”. We hope you’ve learned from this video.
Ty Bollinger: And if you did, please share it on social media and let your friends and family know about The Truth About Cancer. Thank you and God bless!