Here is an example of the “viral type” of article you can find all over the Internet about the amazing benefits of using asparagus to fight cancer. A fellow support group member forwarded this to me and other multiple myeloma support group members. Apparently his mother, a lung cancer patient, is following the article’s guidelines and having some success. But she is also on chemo, which makes the asparagus link suspect at best. You can go back and search past articles about asparagus on this www.HelpWithCancer.Org site. I have posted on the topic a number of times before. I actually love both canned and fresh asparagus. See what you think:
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, .
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 , 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
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 asking
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 cure 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
I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of materia 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.
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
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.
ALSO KNOWN AS IMMUNOCAL.(what I’ve been taking for years)
Please spread the news!
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I’m not sure who wrote the article. My view: It can’t hurt eating extra asparagus, right? A green vegetable, high in fiber and antioxidants. But this seems more like an “urban legend” anti-cancer myth than reality.
Feel good, keep smiling and eat (or drink your pureed) asparagus! Pat