How to Starve Cancer

When I returned from Bali, Josef showed me an article that had appeared in the Daily Telegraph on March 7. It was titled ‘How to starve cancer’ and started off telling the reader that cancer cells can be killed off by starving them to death, through fasting. That has been known to most religions and alternative practitioners for centuries, but apparently that had surprised scientists. What surprised me was that they would admit it officially, when you cannot profit from it or patent it!

My surprise was short-lived, as the article continued to elaborate on the fact that Sydney scientists under Prof. Holst are developing a ground-breaking drug which will replace the need to fast. The scientists explain what we all know: cancer cells are using glutamine (sugar) to fuel their growth, getting addicted to it. Without glutmine these cells die, while normal cells won’t be affected as they depend on nutrients for survival. Now that new drug stops cancer cells from being able to take in these glucose/sugar fix by blocking the pump on the cell’s surface, where the glutamine normally enters. “It’s like putting tape over its mouth” said the Professor. The good news includes the idea that it can also be used in conjunction with other drugs like chemo-therapies to enhance its effect.

We will have to wait a further three years for the clinical trials – so maybe start a fast in between. I loved mine and was surprised how easy it was, especially since I started with small steps by adding two Gerson-style juices, prepared in slower juicer with lots of nutrients still alive: organic carrots & turmeric juice at 9 am and organic carrot, apple and ginger juice at lunch time).  Otherwise I had about 2 liters of purified water and occasionally I went wild and drank the water from young coconuts that were harvested right on the property in Bali where I stayed for the 10 days. I can highly recommend this!

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Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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