Welcome to the Rethinking Cancer Newsletter #14
With holiday season fast approaching, we’d like to partake in the gift giving spirit!
One of our F.A.C.T. Trustees recently discovered in her garage several large boxes filled with never used copies of a fascinating book, The Prevention of the Diseases Peculiar to Civilization by Sir William Arbuthnot Lane. Some years ago, the book, first published in 1929 but then out-of-print, had been brought to the attention of F.A.C.T.’s Board of Trustee’s. It contained such unique, important information that F.A.C.T. decided to republish it. The extra copies stored in the garage were a real find!
Today, the content of this volume is as relevant as ever. Sir William Arbuthnot Lane (1856-1943) was a “superstar” surgeon in early 1900’s London who developed many innovative techniques in his field. Mid-career, however, he became an avid proponent of diet, detoxification and other lifestyle changes as the best way to stem the increasing numbers of cancers and other chronic conditions he saw. The medical establishment believed he had completely lost his marbles and, effectively, disowned him! He wrote this highly readable book to explain what he’d learned from his surgical work that had led him to this new “radical” way of thinking about disease and prevention.
We’d like to offer this special edition to anyone who orders our Rethinking Cancer DVD. The offer lasts as long as we have books left. Just go to the Donate page, click on the DVD/book link. Then settle in with a healthy holiday “Nut Nog” and enjoy!
To your health,
Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (F.A.C.T.)
Exploring the Gene Myth — How Genetic Information
Is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians
Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators and Law Enforcers
By Ruth Hubbard and Elijah Wald
Rarely a week goes by that a headline does not extol some striking new discovery on the genetic frontier: a gene that may make us more vulnerable to cancer or schizophrenia, the gene that may predispose us to obesity, deafness or aggressiveness, genes that can be manipulated or inserted into animals or plants to create new products, etc. Do these “breakthroughs” signal the coming of magic pills for all society’s ills that many have been longing for? READ MORE.
Cayenne (Capsicum) — Hot Stuff to the Rescue!
Capsicum, commonly known as cayenne, takes its name from the Greek kapto, ‘to bite,’ a reference to the hot pungent properties of the fruits and seeds. Introduced from India into Britain in 1548, the plant has now become a culinary staple in kitchens worldwide. It’s less known, perhaps, as a powerful and versatile home remedy. READ MORE.
2 cups raw almonds (or walnuts, macadamia, pecans, etc.)
1 cup dates, pitted and soaked 20 minutes in water
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract (opt.)
Process nuts in a food processor until reduced to a coarse flour. Drain dates, cut in quarters and add to the almonds, along with vanilla. Pulse until dates are well chopped. (Mixture will be sticky.) Press the “dough” into a 9-inch pie pan. (Start by pressing straight down to get the bottom crust, then press around the sides.)
½ cup apple juice
1 cup freshly grated coconut
2 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed butter)
½ – 1 teaspoon raw honey or pure maple syrup (opt.)
Mash 2 of the bananas and put in a food processor with apple juice, ½ cup coconut, tahini, honey. Process until smooth. Slice the remaining 2 bananas and gently fold in with the last ½ cup of coconut. Pour filling into crust.
Final Touch: put pie in freezer for about an hour before serving. Decorate with kiwi slices or other fruits and/or nuts and serve!
To be nobody but yourself
in a world which is doing
its best day and night to
make you everybody else
means to fight the hardest
battle which any
human being can
fight and never
— e.e. cummings