Cancer – the 6th Approach

The next thing I would add to my anti-cancer menu of options are various bee products.


Honey has known anti-inflammatory effects. The best honeys are wild honeys – forest honey, jungle honey. Many of the commercial honeys found in supermarkets have raw sugar added to them and these should be avoided. Wild or organic honeys are best. But as well as the honey, there are a number of other bee products that have been shown to slow down the spread of cancer including cancers of the breast, colon, prostate and leukemia.

Bee Pollen

This is recognised in Germany by the government health authorities as having medicinal value. For our purposes it is anti-inflammatory. Here is a link to its main health benefits:


One website says this: “Propolis is a resinous substance that bees produce from materials collect from tree buds. Rich in flavonoids, a class of antioxidants, propolis has a long history of use as a natural treatment for a host of health problems.” And has antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor qualities. 

Royal Jelly

This is widely used in traditional medicine in China and India but not so much in the west. Again it has the same range of benefits – and there are claims it reduces the severity of side effects of chemotherapy.

A useful link to research into the benefits of all bee products:

So add a good dose of honey, pollen, propolis and royal jelly. A good amount of any or all of these could be added to the regular diet with a reasonable expectation that there will be some anti-tumour activity. This has been demonstrated in a number of scientific studies. It has also been noted that bee-keepers very rarely, if ever, get cancer. 

There are some cautions – one is that if you are taking an anti-coagulent such as warfarin, you need to keep a careful look-out to make sure the bee product is not reducing the efficacy of the drug. As always do some research.

Sugar of course should be avoided if you have cancer (cancers love sugar) so if you need a sweetener then honey would be a good alternative.

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