Greetings to all from F.A.C.T. headquarters in hot New York City and welcome to the Rethinking Cancer Newsletter #11
The heat, however, has not stifled our efforts to enhance our website. Check out the reconfigured Donate page which should make ordering simpler and faster. Note that we’re now carrying Ruth Sackman’s classic book, Rethinking Cancer, (instead of linking to Amazon), so that now your purchase becomes a tax-deductible contribution. (French readers heads up: this book is currently being translated into French. Will let you know when it’s available.)
Response to the unique new recipe book, Triumph Over Cancer by Doris Sokosh, long-term recovered cancer patient featured in the film, Rethinking Cancer, has been terrific. Doris is thrilled! As mentioned in previous newsletters, we also have a link to the excellent, information-packed Cancer — A Rational Approach to Long Term Recovery by Lou Dina, another long-term recovered patient in the film.
As always, we greatly appreciate your comments and contributions which enable us to share as much news and information with you as possible.
To your health!
Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (F.A.C.T.)
Acid/Alkaline Balance by Ruth Sackman
One of the major nutritional goals is proper acid/alkaline balance. It is important that the diet be slightly more alkaline-forming than acid. This is the environment which is most conducive to health and the body’s natural repair process. READ MORE.
Excelsior (Alkaline) Broth
This is a Natural Healing classic, a soothing, satisfying, mineral-rich, broth to neutralize acidity and foster an alkaline environment — key to promoting health and healing. Sip the broth if you experience the burning sensation from an acid reflux reaction or an ulcer. Keep it on hand to maintain energy and alkalinity during a “healing crisis,” a fast or a common cold. Taken upon arising, this drink helps the body do its “housecleaning” by giving up the harmful toxins that have collected during the night. Or just sip anytime for a pleasant drink.
Place in a large soup pot:
Potatoes (with skins, if organic), cut in large chunks
Onions, in large chunks
Optional additional (preferably organic) vegetables: sweet potato, celery, kale, rutabaga, turnip, carrot, fennel, garlic, etc. Really, any veggie is fine and will add to the pleasant taste.
- Add just enough water (saltless, no seasoning) to cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil, then simmer until soft (approx. 25-30 minutes). Taste. Cook a little longer for stronger flavor.
- Pour off the liquid and save in a glass jar. If you like, reserve the cooked veggies to eat later.
A batch of broth will last at least 3 or 4 days in the refrig to be re-heated or taken at room temperature.
The World According to Monsanto
Monsanto is the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. This century-old empire has created some of the most toxic products ever sold, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the herbicide Agent Orange. Time and time again Monsanto has shown that it puts profits about the well-being of people and that we, as consumers, must question it’s noble talk of solving world hunger and protecting the environment.
Watch this fascinating documentary, The World According to Monsanto, and learn the full story. Caveat emptor! (Thanks to organicconsumers.org for the link to this video.)
Have Snack, Will Travel
In early times, as in really early, like Prehistoric (before plastic bags or instant anything), if people got hungry going about their daily drill, they could usually find something chemical or additive-free to munch along the way, like berries, shoots or roots. Of course, there was the occasional poison mushroom, but in general, a quick pick-me-up was not so hard to find.
Today, life is much more complicated. We have Seven-Elevens and super duper superstores, but these institutions, I’ve observed, contain mostly items with very long shelf lives, but very little actual life. Where is that simple, healthful (preferably organic) snack when you need it? READ MORE.
The Five Secrets of Health
1. Learn what to do.2. Want to do.3. Plan how to do.4. Start to do.5. Follow through!
— Elizabeth McCarter, D.Sc.