Evidence vitamin is beneficial for Covid 19 (and cancer?)

According to an article in The Guardian today the part of Japan which has the highest dietary intake of this vitamin suffered not one single death from Covid 19. That is a remarkable fact. And which vitamin are we talking about?

Vitamin K. This vitamin is found in a variety of vegetables and fruits – spinach, broccoli, blueberries and also eggs and French cheese.

There is a caution though – people (like me) who are on warfarin (a blood thinning drug) need to exercise caution as Vitamin K is a blood clotting agent. That doesn’t mean avoiding vitamin K. It means juggling your intake of both vitamin K and warfarin so that both intakes are in the healthy range.

The article is here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/05/vitamin-k-could-help-fight-coronavirus-study-suggests?fbclid=IwAR2sZqOOfUB8GEnDNqEO8Z2qczLS_9J4eLIpB3gxAklX4eWaN9WwVBLc2a4


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: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/bee-pollen


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: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2017/1259510/

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.

Cancer – the 4th Approach

Cancer – 4th Approach

Apologies again for the lateness – more internet problems, and for posting these out of order. Here is the missing 4th Approach.

Approach 4: Digestive Enzymes.

I have given the story in full in my book The Cancer Survivor’s Bible – www.fightingcancer.com- but here is a useful summary https://thegonzalezprotocol.com/research-efforts/history-enzyme-therapy/

Wlliam Kelley was a dentist when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Knowing that this was generally, and very quickly, fatal, he theorised that if the pancreas was diseased it wasn’t able to do its job of producing the pancreatic enzymes necessary to digest the food he was eating and therefore he was not getting the benefit of that food. So he started taking large doses of pancreatic enzymes in part to take the pressure off the pancreas.

Along with other changes – dietary etc – he was able to cure his incurable disease. Naturally he spread the word and people with various different cancers – mainly ‘terminal’ stage cancers – came to him for advice and help, and he found the same protocol seemed also to work for them – breast, colon and other cancers all responded to the treatment.

Apparently if you take the enzymes with food they help to digest the food and if you take them on an empty stomach they fight inflammation in the body – and cancer is an inflammatory disease.

So, for this reason, I would take high doses of proteolytic enzymes. Animal and human studies, generally small scale, tend to show that those taking the enzymes live much longer than those who don’t. That’s good enough for me.

Cancer – 5th Approach

Cancer – the 5th Approach

My next approach will be to take Vitamin D. It is well known that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a higher incidence of cancer and to speedier death. Vitamin D intake at a good level (I’ll discuss what this means in a minute) reduces the incidence of several common cancers (breast, colon etc) by half. That is to say that if you take good amounts of vitamin D you are far less likely to die from cancer. 

There are two ways of getting a good amount of vitamin D in your body. The first is by sunbathing – exposing a fair amount of flesh to the sun. If you live in a hot climate 20-30 minutes will allow the body to make up to 10,000 iu of Vitamin D (if you are white skinned) If you are dark skinned, you will need to expose yourself for longer.

 If this is the way you choose to get your vitamin D then there are some cautions. Firstly, you don’t want to be burnt so you may want to put on a sun lotion. No! No! Sun lotions are not safe and are associated with higher melanoma skin cancers. The best way to protect yourself is by slapping on coconut oil. Coconut oil is a natural protective agent that allows the UVB rays your body needs to make vitamin D to pass into the body. This is not true of sun tan lotions that block these rays. If you use coconut oil don’t you cook in the sun? This is a question many people have asked me. Again, the answer is an emphatic no. Coconut oil only becomes a liquid at around 24 degrees celsius. The boiling point needed to cook you is far higher than you will ever experience (around 177-230 degrees depending on the kind of oil). The other caution is to not wear any form of glasses (spectacles) while in the sun. Of course the longer you are able to expose yourself in the sun without being burnt the better. The melanoma rates in Florida are only a little higher than New York – so exposure to the sun is not the only cause of that cancer.

A simpler way to get Vitamin D is to take it orally. Some people suggest 2,000 iu to be adequate for a pale skinned person and 3,000-4,000 for a darker skinned person. I personally take 5,000 iu already and would happily up that to 10,000 iu if I were diagnosed with cancer.

For other ideas read The Cancer Survivor’s Bible – www.fightingcancer.com

Cancer 2

I owe all readers an apology. Yesterday my internet was down so I could not post this. Fortunately, it is back and so here it is.

We have all been in lock down – in Spain, where I live, it is gradually opening up and I was able to ask after a friend who died just before the lock down eight weeks ago. I had seen him a few days earlier and he had seemed in robust good health – particularly impressive as he was 84 years old so I was naturally curious as to what had caused his death. I was told that the doctors had detected a small tumour on his gallbladder and he went into hospital to have it surgically removed. The operation was a success but the patient died. It wasn’t the cancer that killed him but the operation itself or the anaesthetic. If he had not had the operation, if he had decided “what the hell, I’ll just live with it!” he would have lived at least another year or two or three or four, perhaps even longer. But, like many people, he wanted it out. Not having an operation might seem a silly thing to do but for anyone over eighty I think it is a reasonable decision. Why? Because cancers in the old are usually slow growing. I was told of the case of an eighty-six year old woman who was told she had breast cancer. The doctors proposed an operation but she refused saying: “I am an old woman. I am going to die someday. Who can say when?” It was her son who told me. She lived with her cancer for another 14 years, dying aged 100.

It is well known that elderly people have a relatively high incidence of not surviving an operation – and there is a greatly increased chance of dementia too within a year of an operation. My own mother, at the age of 75, died while being operated on for an ulcer. She simply wasn’t well enough to emerge from the anaesthetic. I myself am now nearly 71 and I don’t plan to have an operation unless I absolutely have no choice.

So sometimes not doing something for your cancer is the course of wisdom.

Approach 2

The second thing I would do if I were diagnosed with cancer is to take citric acid.

Our data suggests that citrate can inhibit tumor growth in diverse tumor types and via multiple mechanisms. Dietary supplementation with citrate may be beneficial as a cancer therapy.” (– Ren, J., Seth, P., Ye, H. et al. Citrate Suppresses Tumor Growth in Multiple Models through Inhibition of Glycolysis, the Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle and the IGF-1R Pathway. Sci Rep 7, 4537 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04626-4)

Citric acid, or citrate salts (ie magnesium citrate, sodium citrate  etc) interfere with glycolysis.  Glycolysis is the process by which sugars are broken down – and cancers love sugars. This is how they get their energy. Stop glycolysis and you stop cancer. It’s that simple. And, as this research summary makes clear , citrate also interferes with other processes that help cancer grow.

Citric acid is easily and cheaply available – it’s used in cookery and for preserving foods. The authors of one study suggested 1-2 grams every 12 hours, increasing to 1-2 grams every 8 hours. These are very conservative amounts which are a useful starting off point but one Mexican doctor [details in my book The Cancer Survivor’s Bible] recommends increasing the dose slowly but steadily until you can take a flat tablespoon (15 grams) of citric acid powder three times a day (total 45 grams) with meals. You would be advised to increase doses slowly because a sudden assault can cause the cancers to break up and release toxins into the body – some people have died because of this. Their treatment was too successful! So start with say 4-6 grams and every couple of days increase by another 2 grams until you get to the required level. Take with food.

So that would be the second part of my own cancer recovery programme. 

For more information I do recommend my book The Cancer Survivor’s Bible www.fightingcancer.com

Asbestos and cancer

Here is a letter I received from a resource for anyone afflicted by cancer caused by asbestos:

Hello Jonathan,

I came across Fighting Cancer while searching for organizations [I am not an organisation, by the way, just a person with a desire to help others] with the common goal of supporting individuals and family members affected by asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis, or mesothelioma. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program, there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos.

Sokolove Law was founded to help people suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Many companies and employers knew the dangerous health consequences of asbestos. It can be extremely difficult to come to grips with the fact that a company you worked for decades ago chose not to warn you — and now you are fighting for your life. Our team has more than 40 years of experience fighting on behalf of mesothelioma victims across all 50 states.

I noticed that your organization has some excellent support resources listed here – https://fightingcancer.com/index.php/cancer-resourcesSokolove Law has some great information listed here – https://www.sokolovelaw.com/legal/mesothelioma-lawsuit/ that might be a great addition to the list of organizations you have shown already. Together we can improve the overall quality of life for individuals and family members suffering from asbestos-related diseases by helping them receive the compensation that they deserve.

Talk to you soon,

Samantha Reardon
Support Staff
Sokolove Law
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

Any suggestions welcome

I’ve been trying to find a publisher to publish a new edition of  the Cancer Survivor’s Bible. I told them there was big interest in India. Below you can see the comments. They love the book but don’t think it has commercial value. (I am soon going to have to put the price up so if you’re interested now could be the time to buy!) – so if anyone knows a reputable Indian publisher, let me know. Below are the comments provided by the publisher’s readers:

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The Contents of the Cancer Survivor’s Bible

If you have cancer, then I can honestly say that the best book for explaining the whole world of cancer (and not just a bit of it) is my book The Cancer Survivor’s Bible. And to prove it, here is the contents list. Compare this with any other book and you’ll see that I cover a great deal more:

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Vitamins or fruit and veg?

The first issue to be discussed in relation to vitamin and mineral supplements is whether or not we should be taking them at all. Not everyone on the alternative side of the cancer treatment fence is in agreement. And of course it is a fundamental question. So let us now consider the arguments given on both sides.

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Salicinium – a cancer cure?

I am currently updating my book The Cancer Survivor’s Bible and have just stumbled on a substance that really can claim to be an alternative cancer cure that does not cause pain and damage. The substance is Salicinium Continue reading “Salicinium – a cancer cure?”