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Organic Sulphur as a Versatile Healer
by Walter Last
MSM, dimethylsulfone or methylsulfonylmethane with the formula (CH3)2SO2 occurs naturally in many fresh foods butis lost during processing. Its main use in the body is for collagen synthesis, forming skin, blood vessels, hair and nails. Its main benefit is to keep cells, skin and blood vessels elastic, which is the attribute of youth. That is why organic sulphur is often regarded as the beauty mineral. It keeps cell walls permeable so that nutrients can freely flow into the cells and wastes and toxins can easily be removed.
Amino acid chains are usually linked with each other through flexible sulphur bridges. Also the oxidative energy production of cells requires reactive sulphur compounds. Without sufficient organic sulphur as in the form of MSM cells and body structures lose their elasticity and flexibility. The result are the well-known signs of aging: inelastic skin with increasing wrinkles, scar tissue, hardening arteries, varicose veins and also hardened lungs causing emphysema. Sufficient MSM is able to reverse these conditions to a significant degree, including emphysema. It is believed that the MSM in Aloe Vera is the active ingredient for repairing damaged skin.
with Vitamin C and MSM
Health authorities generally set such low limits for the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals that obvious deficiencies in most individuals are avoided but so that these nutrients do not become a threat to the pharmaceutical industry by preventing and curing diseases. In this article I like to show what can be done with higher amounts of vitamin C as pioneered by doctors Linus Pauling, Ewan Cameron, Abram Hoffer and others. The results are even better when combined with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane or dimethylsulfone) and DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide).
There are hundreds of vitamin C articles with positive results published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (www.orthomed.org) which specializes in vitamin research. In an act of obvious bias the MEDLINE database lists all articles by medical research journals, including Time magazine and Readers’ Digest, but not the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. Because all these highly positive studies are not indexed by Medline, proponents of drug medicine can claim that there are no studies showing that vitamin C is useful and safe in the treatment of diseases.
“An other interesting research finding is the ability of MSM and DMSO, individually and jointly, to convert cancer cells back into normal body cells. In the case of MSM this is clearly the result of oxygen supplied in a form that re-starts the oxidative energy metabolism of cancer cells. This shows that normal cells can be easily converted into cancer cells by blocking the cellular oxygen metabolism, and these can then be normalised again by re-starting the oxygen metabolism. There are indications that the DMSO-MSM pair can act as an additional oxygen delivery system to cells. This is especially important with advanced cancer and cachexia but also with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia or muscle pain.”
“Cancer is so difficult to cure because it is so profitable to treat.“
This is an overview of my recent article Cancer Therapy– A New Direction which is in the April 2013 edition of Nexus Magazine. In this I show that there is now conclusive research evidence that tumour growth can be stopped and reversed just with oral sodium bicarbonate. It is as simple as that.
There are three possible ways of dying from cancer:
I regard strongly alkalizing as the first and most important step to stop tumour growth and possibly shrink tumours. Here I want to discuss some details and problems that may arise.
While I knew already for many years that tumours need an acidic environment to activate the enzymes to dissolve and invade surrounding connective tissue, I did not know the details until I read an experimental study showing the exact pH levels (acid-alkaline balance) at which tumours invade or shrink. I have discussed this in Cancer Therapy – A New Direction. In that article I mentioned a woman with stage 4 lung cancer who was free of tumours and cancer one year after start of therapy; I believe that this was mainly due to alkalizing.
Most diseases are caused or aided by microbes and parasites. Due to antibiotics, steroidal drugs and chemotherapy our natural intestinal bacteria have been damaged and pathogenic microbes, especially fungi and mycoplasmas, are out of control. Commonly babies now become inoculated with pathogens already in the birth canal. Also microbes from childhood vaccinations may still be present, and there tend to be infection foci in root-canal treated teeth and possibly in scars from surgery. All of these greatly weaken our immune system and allow pathogenic microbes to invade the blood and internal organs. Now we become susceptible to frequent infections, autoimmune diseases, allergies, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Pathogenic microbes are the underlying cause of basically all chronic diseases.
“Cancer is so difficult to cure because it is so profitable to treat.”
The present emphasis in cancer therapy is to destroy tumours, and all research focuses on finding new ways for doing this. However, there is little factual evidence that this approach actually works and benefits patients, while there is mounting evidence that it is exactly this approach that makes cancer so dangerous. In my more than 30 years of working with cancer patients I started out with this common perception of seeing tumours as the enemy that should be destroyed but gradually, based on experience and new independent research, my views changed.
I now regard cancer cells and tumours as generally harmless, and the common therapies as the main cause of cancer deaths. I believe with the right strategy no one needs to die of cancer. Here I want to give a short overview of a proposed change in cancer therapy.
For more than 100 years there is increasing evidence for a microbial cause of cancer. I have written about this in my article Pleomorphic Microbes – The Hidden Cause of Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases (1). My present understanding of the development of cancer is as follows.
– IODINE: Bring Back the Universal Nutrient Medicine:
International Medical Veritas Association
Medical textbooks contain several vital pieces of misinformation
about the essential element Iodine, which may have caused
more human misery and death than both world wars combined.
Dr. Guy Abraham
The present situation we find ourselves in at the very beginning of the 21st century demands that we quickly reengineer medicine, not only mainstream allopathic but all the branches and alternatives. Consciousness is just forming around the conclusion that the majority of humans today are suffering from chronic poisoning. It is not just the fact that the tide of toxic chemicals is rising and accumulating in our cells and blood streams, wrecking physiological, emotional and mental havoc, but there is also a sheer drop in the quality and quantity of key nutrients being consumed. Iodine is a perfect example, in today’s world the last thing you want to be short on is iodine.
Iodine is detected in every
organ and tissue in the body.
We might debate about the optimum dosage but we should find quick agreement that iodine is absolutely necessary for a healthy thyroid as well as healthy ovaries, breasts and prostate. Beside the greater risk for breast cancer in iodine deficient women, there is convincing evidence that iodine deficiency increases also the risk of thyroid cancer. These are just a few of the reasons to become interested in iodine. In an age of increasing toxic exposures we all need more not less iodine because it has very specific protective effects against several common poisons like fluoride, bromide, and to a lesser extent it helps eliminate lead and mercury from the body. Dr. Sebastiano Venturi, in Evolution of Dietary Antioxidants: Role of Iodine, makes it clear that iodine is a crucial antioxidant and apoptosis-inductor with anti-tumoral and anti-atherosclerotic activity. When we supplement with iodine we will see increased antioxidant activity [i] and immune system function [ii].
Iodine, Cancer and Fibrocystic Disease
The Hidden Cause of Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases
For nearly a century we had increasingly strong evidence for a common microbial cause of cancer and autoimmune diseases but now we also have visual proof. A newly developed research microscope can show us in great detail what happens in the blood of individuals who develop these diseases. What it shows is that the key for understanding their cause and cure is the rise, or perhaps better the uprising, of an endogenous microbe in the blood.
Based on the work of Louis Pasteur in the late 19th century the scientific community adopted the concept of monomorphism. This means that microbes always maintain their basic shape as virus, bacterium or fungus. The term pleomorphism, on the other hand, as coined by the French chemist and biologist Antoine Béchamp (1816–1908), refers to the ability of microbes to change from one form into another, similar to a caterpillar changing into a butterfly.