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Pap Smears

About four years ago, one of my best friends called me. He told me that his girl friend had just received a "scary" pap-smear test from her doctors. He asked if I had any suggestions. I said I did, and asked him to bring her over to my condo for a talk.

When they arrived, the woman, in her early 40s, seemed quite nervous. The three of us spent several hours talking about what should be done. I made some suggestions to her -- which I'll list in a moment -- and then they left.

Three months later, the woman called me. She was a VERY happy camper! Her latest pap-smear test was perfectly normal. Her doctor told her "to keep on doing what you're doing."I urged her to do the same.

The woman had been eating meat and processed foods all her life. My first suggestion was that she adopt an eating regimen of mostly living foods, and give up the junky food and drinks. She said she would try to do that.

Next, I suggested she begin taking a supplement called AHCC. It's made from five medicinal mushooms, plus an extract of rice bran.

I also suggested she try the Budwig diet: cottage cheese and flaxseed oil. I told her to buy Barlean's flaxseed oil, and the best cottage cheese she could find in her health food store. She said that would be easy.

Last, I told her to buy some broccoli sprouts at the supermarket, and begin eating them every day. Broccoli, itself, has strong cancer-preventing powers, but the sprouts are 100X more effective than the mature plant. Here in South Florida, you can buy sprouts for less than $3.00 a box. I grow my own, but there wasn't time to get her into that kind of indoor gardening.

She did it all, to one degree or another, and her pre-cancerous condition disappeared. Last I heard, she was a happy, healthy vegetarian.

If she came to me today, I would recommend several other herbs. Pau d'arco and graviola are proven cancer-killers. I wrote about bothof them extensively .

And I would also recommend she (and you) take a level teaspoon of turmeric, twice a day. Turmeric is the main ingredient in Indian curry. You can buy a shaker of organic turmeric at your health food store for about $3.00. I take 1,000 mg (about one-half of a level teaspoonful) every day for a variety of reasons. The main ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which helps prevent and reverse cancer, and is a safeguard against Alzheimer's diease. Curcumin is ESPECIALLY effective against cancers which occur in the female reproductive organs.

Here's what Doctor David Williams, a top-rated alternative physician, had to say about Curcumin (turmeric) in his newsletter of November, 2005:

"Curcumin helps prevent cervical cancer. It binds with the proteins that make cervical cells cancerous, and prevents the event. Curcumin also helps reduce parasites in the blood."

He goes on to say that he's sure the widespread use of curry (turmeric/ curcumin) is the reason that India has only one-tenth of the four leading cancers -- colon, breast, prostate, and lung -- that ravage the United States. He suggests 4 to 8 grams a day of 95 percent Curcumin capsules if you have cancer.

I suggest that you take 4 to 8 grams of turmeric. It's cheap, easy, and you KNOW you're geting the curcumin. Who knows what's in a capsule? 4 grams would be two level teaspoonfuls (I just measured it in the kitchen!). I'd space out my doses over the course of the day.