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Asparagus - Cancer and Kidney Stones
Posted by Robert Redfern on 07 November 2012 09:28 PM
Asparagus -- Who Knew? 


             THE ARTICLE:
             Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a
             friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of
             an article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer 'printed in
             Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it
             here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist,
             and have specialized in the relation of diet to health
             for over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned of the
             discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus
             might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on
             his project.  We have accumulated a number of favorable
             case histories. Here are a few examples:

            Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of
             Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was
             completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the
             asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any
             signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of
             strenuous exercise.

             Case No. 2, a successful businessman 68 years old who
             suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After
             years of medical treatments, including radiation without
             improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months,
             examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had
             disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

             Case No. 3, a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th
             1971, he was put on the operating table where they found
             lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The
             surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On
             April 5th he heard about the Asparagus therapy and
             immediately started taking it By August, x-ray pictures
             revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared..
             He is back at his regular business routine.

             Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a number of
             years with skin cancer. She finally developed different
             skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting
             specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting
             on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin
             looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman
             reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her
             kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10
             operations for kidney stones, and was receiving
             government disability payments for an inoperable,
             terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of
             this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

             I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of
             material medica', edited in 1854 by a Professor at the
             University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was
             used as a 
popular remedy for kidney stones. He even
             referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of
             asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!
             We would have other case histories but the medical
             establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of
             the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to
             spread this good news and help us to gather a large
             number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical
             skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.

             For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before
             using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as
             fresh. I have corresponded with the two leading canners
             of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that
             these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.
             Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to
             make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the
             patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and
             evening. Patients usually show some improvement in from
             2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a
             cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on
             present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do
             no harm and may be needed in some cases. As a biochemist
             I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can
             prevent.' Based on this theory, my wife and I have been
             using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We
             take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste
             with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my
             wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a
             practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our
             regular checkups. The last blood survey, taken by a
             medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional
             approach to health, showed substantial improvements in
             all categories over the last one, and we can attribute
             these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink. 
             As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all
             aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a
             result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better
             with the latest theories about cancer.

             Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called
             histones, which are believed to be active in controlling
             cell growth.. For that reason, I believe asparagus can
             be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth
             normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and
             in acting as a general body tonic. In any event,
             regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a
             harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from
             using it and it may do you much good. It has been
             reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that
             asparagus is the highest tested food containing
             glutathione, which is considered one of the body's most
             potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.

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