Comments from Steven Horne, Relating to Cancer & Sugar
Dick attended the IIPA (International Iridology Practitioners Association) symposium in Las Vegas in February. Steven Horne also attended this symposium, both as a speaker and as a member attendee. The following information penned by Steven relates to Dr. Jimenez talk on cancer and its causative and treatment factors. (It appears in three different posts that Steven made relating to cancer, especially making key points on how refined sugar plays a key point in the cancer equation). This info is too important to not share with all of you.
2/20/2016 Facebook Post
Here’s a cool thing I learned at the IIPA Conference today. Dr. Antonio Jimenez from Hope4Cancer Institute spoke on their Seven Key Principles of Cancer Therapy, presenting some amazing data I’ve never heard about cancer before and some amazing new cancer treatments. One of the things he talked about was sugar. Perhaps you’ve heard the statement that “sugar feeds cancer?” That’s because cancer cells are known to greedily gobble up sugar due to their high metabolism. However, he also indicated that cancer cells can live on protein and fat, too.
The truth of the statement is that cancer cells thrive on refined sugar, not the natural sugars found in food. Here’s why. Perhaps you’ve heard that molecules can have a “spin,” dextrorotation and levorotation as in l-tryptophan or l-glutamine or d-ribose. Well apparently cancer cells gobble up sugar that has a dexorotation (I’ll call it a d-spin), whereas natural sugars have an levorotation (or l-spin for short). I’ve always wondered why when I switched from eating refined sugar to eating honey that my energy improved, my mind became clearer, my immune system was strengthened and overall I felt much better when sugar and honey are very chemically similar.
I’ve always suspected that it had to do with the idea that honey was a “live” natural food and refined sugar was somehow a “dead” lifeless food. But knowing that living tissues use l-spin molecules and that synthetic nutrients often have a d-spin, it would make sense that refined sugar becomes a chemical that has lost its life giving l-spin, whereas honey would still retain this. It was a really interesting idea that I’m going to have to investigate further.
2/21/16 Facebook Post
I want to add a comment about yesterday’s post about sugar. It was not meant to imply that refined sugar causes cancer (in and of itself). Dr Antonio Jimenez explained that cancer has multiple causal factors and requires a multifaceted treatment.
What the post was about was a puzzle I’ve been trying to solve for decades. During the time of my life that I completely stayed away from refined sugar, I want to add a comment about yesterday’s post about sugar. It was not meant to imply that refined sugar causes cancer (in and of itself). Dr. Antonio I felt better than I did at any other time of my life. My mind was clearer, my energy was better and I had a “kick ass” immune system. We were making cookies, cakes and even ice cream with natural honey and whole grains during this time, so I was still enjoying some sweets.
Chemists told me that there was almost no chemical difference between honey and refined sugar. They are 99% identical. I had no explanation for why refined sugar seemed to zap my energy and dull my thought processes when I accidentally ate some. I just knew that it did.
At that time I started believing that refined sugar was really a drug of sorts. Highly addictive and highly harmful to human health. But, I could not explain why natural sugars seemed to satisfy a craving for something sweet, while refined sugar seemed to make you want more and more of it.
I gradually allowed some refined sugar to creep back into my diet, mostly in the form of what I call “health food store junk food.” I think I allowed myself to be deluded into thinking that “organic refined sugar” was somehow less harmful than other refined sugar. Since I allowed this to happen my health, energy and mental clarity have not been as good as it was before.
I was trying to cut back on all sugars, but I was excusing myself in eating some of the health food store treats with refined sugars in them, but this made me realize that I needed to trust my own experience. (We all get so trained into trusting the “experts” while denying our own subjective experience, don’t we?)
So, I realized I need to go back to what I did before. No refined sugar, period. I’m going to go back to making my own treats at home using raw, natural honey, maple syrup and other natural sugars and avoid refined sugar (even the “organic” kind) for what I believe it is, a dead, lifeless, chemical that acts like an addictive drug. I don’t have all the “science” to prove this, but I’m thinking that refined sugar not only contributes to the environment of cancer and diabetes, but that it also causes the wrong kind of gut microflora to grow in your intestines.
One of the things the doctor said was that there is a testing procedure for cancer (and I don’t remember what procedure he said it was) where they give a dexo or d-rotating sugar to people and it causes all the cancer cells to “light up” because they absorb this form of sugar and the normal cells don’t. He said there needs to be more research on this. Something I said in my previous post also.
But, here’s the main point of what I’m writing. I’m going to get completely off of all refined sugars (like I did before) and see what happens. If the same thing happens as happened to me before, my energy, mental clarity and overall health should improve. I also expect that I’m going to go through massive withdrawals (similar to getting off of any drug) for a couple of weeks (as I did before).
As I’ve told people in the past, if you don’t believe sugar is a drug, just try to give it up cold turkey. When I gave up sugar, I developed great compassion for people who are trying to quit smoking or give up drinking or drugs. Breaking an addiction is never easy. But, I think all you have to do to prove whether this is true or not is to try the same experiment I tried over 30 years ago. Stop eating refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup and all foods containing either of them and only use raw, unfiltered, natural honey for 30 days as a sweetener.
Do not use cheap, runny honey as some of this “honey” is actually flavored high fructose corn syrup. Good honey will crystalize to a creamy, white or amber color and will be completely smooth. Also, try to find unfiltered honey so that you get some of the pollen in it. If you want some recipes for making some natural sweets for yourself during this transition period, check out the recipes on the modern herbal medicine website:http://www.modernherbaleducation.com/…/articles/recipes.html
2/21/2016 Facebook Post
Before I head back to my last day at the IIPA Conference, I just wanted to share a couple more interesting things I learned about cancer yesterday.
First, cancer cells “recruit” nearby healthy cells and turn them into cancer cells. In other words, they trigger neighboring cells to make the epigenetic changes that revert them to a primitive metabolism.
Second, cancer cells are highly intelligent and adaptive. They hide themselves from the immune system. They can adapt to many different types of diets and can also adapt to many of the therapies medicine uses to try to kill them.
Third, this clinic uses seven different therapies, which are: 1. nontoxic cytolytic and cytostatic therapies, 2. enhancing immune function, 3. full spectrum nutrition (which includes dietary rotation), 4. detoxification, 5. eliminating microbes and pathogens, 6. oxygen therapy (cancer cells thrive in a low oxygen environment, as do many infections), and 7. spiritual and emotional healing work (which he stressed is a very important part of the therapy).
Fourth, he said that almost all cancer patients have a low body temperature (95-97 degrees), which suggests that overall metabolism and energy production are down in the cancer patient which may be why the cells are mutating to survive.
Fifth, One of the therapies they use is a medically proven therapy from Europe that involves a virus that is non-pathologic to healthy human cells, but infects cancer cells (attaching to the markers they use to hide themselves from the immune system). This virus not only destroys cancer cells, it also makes them visible to the immune system. Makes you wonder why this therapy isn’t available in the United States. It’s called Rigvir virotherapy.
Lastly, they also use a compound called PNC-27, which is discussed in the following Ted Talk: http://pnc27.com/home/home-ted-talk/
Needless to say, I learned a lot yesterday.