Definition: Using Dorland's The American Medical Dictionary (Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Co.):
Leukemia: A fatal disease of the blood-forming organs, characterized by a marked increase in the number of leukocytes and their precursors in the blood, together with enlargement and proliferation of the lymphoid tissue of the spleen, lymphatic glands, and bone marrow. The disease is attended with progressive anemia, internal hemorrhage (as in the retina, etc.) and increasing exhaustion. Leukemia is classified clinically on the basis of (1) the duration and character of the disease--acute or chronic; (2) the type of cell involved--myeloid (myelogenous), lymphoid (lymphogenous) or monocyclic; (3) increase or nonincrease in the number of abnormal cells in the blood-leukemic or aleukemic (sub-leukemic) etc. etc., over three pages of details of the effects. [HHH p.102]
Cause: We have a different approach--namely going into the cause. Using non-toxic, non-poisonous, non-habit-forming aids to clean up the basic cause of malfunction, we clean the bowel, strengthen and rebuild and purify the blood stream. With the herbal aids (food) we rebuild the nerves, the muscles, bones and tissue by properly feeding these areas with rich herbal nutrients.
The cause of leukemia is based on inherent weaknesses ("sins of the parents to the third and fourth generations"). These weaknesses are sins of commission or omission but these weak conditions can be strengthened and the body rebuilt by using the "Incurable" routine. [HHH p.102]
Herbal Aids: See the entire section on Dr. John R. Christopher's "Incurables Program". [HHH p.85]
Is There a Natural Treatment for Leukemia? This was a question to Dr. Christopher in his newsletter. His answer: A number of people have been aided in this type problem by following the instructions in the little booklet The Incurables by Dr. John R. Christopher [HHH p.85]
Dr. Martin Protzel, chief of oral pathology at City Hospital, Newark, has shown evidence that the liver may be degenerated by heavy smoking, heavy drinking and nutritional deficiency. When this organ which the body depends upon to neutralize and eliminate its poisons becomes impaired, cancer may be the result, in his opinion. (Source: The Encyclopedia of Common Diseases, by the staff of Prevention Magazine, Rodale Press, 1976.)
With this statement by Dr. Protzel in mind, it will be easy to see how our booklet The Incurables works on this problem. We instruct how to clean up and rejuvenate the liver, gall bladder and bowels, using herbs, and how to change the diet to aid the patients to regain their health. [NL 1-7]
Chaparral: Chaparral contains a phenolic compound, nordihydroguariaretic acid (known as NDGA for short). It is found on the external surfaces of the leaves and stems in all the species of Larrea. NDGA has many uses in industry. It is an antioxidant for foods, especially fats, oils and vitamin A. It stabilizes polymers, lubricants, rubber, perfumery oils and olive husks. It is useful in photography as a developer. NDGA prevents metals from rusting.
NDGA is effective against molds, salmonella and penicillium. There is documentation that NDGA inhibits tumor cell activity in mice and men. This includes leukemia type of tumors. In the mice experiments, NDGA combined with Vitamin C was more successful than when used alone. NDGA has been shown to have analgesic (pain relieving) and vasodepressant properties. Experiments on hamsters demonstrated that NDGA somehow inhibited tooth decay and increased the life span of the animals. NDGA is used also in alcoholism treatment, liver disorders and geriatrics. [NL 3-4]
Chaparral definitely is indicated in kidney infections, leukemia. [NL 3-4]
Juices: Dr. H. E. Kirschner, M.D. treated people for over 50 years. In his book, Live Food Juices he recounts many fabulous results in his cases of incurable diseases where live juices were used. Some of these diseases were malnutrition, leukemia, failing eyesight, arthritis, bleeding hemorrhoids, obesity, various cancers, kidney disease, bladder tumors ... the list could go on. The doctor states that there could be a table loaded with all types of vegetables and we could still be suffering from malnutrition because our bodies could not possibly eat enough to provide the missing nutriments. With the juices, the pulp is eliminated and we are left with the life-giving vital principles contained within the vegetables. It is, of course, best to use only the organically grown fruits and vegetables (those free of pesticides and preserving chemicals) for our juices. But Dr. Walker states that the detrimental toxins remain in the pulp, and this we can discard. [NL 3-5]
Red Beet: Our common red beet is a highly nutritious plant, The root is an excellent appetite stimulant and is easily digested. The root has been used to treat constipation, liver ailments, dysentery, skin disorders, anemia, menstruation problems, obesity, and nervousness. One therapy for leukemia and tumors is to consume a couple of pounds of raw, mashed beets daily. [NL 4-12]
Periwinkle: Contains two alkaloids, vinblastine and vincristine, which are vital in treating leukemia in children. These two alkaloids also perform a service for the brain, in that they carry more oxygen to the brain than any other herb known thus far, save capsicum. [NL 5-1]
Echinacea; In 1972, Voakin, Denys and-Jacobsen identified an oncolytic hydrocarbon from Echinacea's essential oils, which possess tumor-inhibiting capabilities. These inhibited both Walker carcinosarcoma and lymphocytic leukemia, although it was found to be inactive in lymphoid leukemia. [NL 6-12]