Has anyone heard this ? This is an internet story that has been circulating. Not sure how true it is, but it can't hurt to try it.

Dear Friends and Family,

I am asking you to read this article to the end.

My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week. Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3 months.

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 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 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.

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.

Please spread the news!

The most unselfish act one can ever do is to forward all the kindness one has received!

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I had read this before too, and while I am not sure whether the cases on the internet story are true or not (I have my doubts), there does appear to be some scientific basis for it. In a number of my "cancer fighting" books I have read about the importance of glutathione in fighting cancer, and asparagus is supposed to be the best food source of glutathione. So while asparagus "curing" cancer is unlikely, it seems to me that having a lot of asparagus in our diet would definitely be helpful.

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Why do you have to puree it? Why can't you just eat stalks of asparagus? I take 1mg of folic acid every day(prescribed by a doctor) and no one told me to stop when I was having chemo.

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I woner if it has to be canned or can it be cooked fresh then pureed?


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When I was in treatment I was given advice from a friend's daughter who is a nurse. She said, "eat lots of asparagus". I never really thought about it. My mind was in other places. Now that I see this article I wonder and want to look into it more.
Thanks for posting this. It reminded me of that advise.

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Be careful of what you eat or supplements you ingest - too much of anything is not good, and some can actually make things worse. Always ask your doctor first.

I've also read that too much folic acid can interfere with chemo. It was in the recent MSNBC news article about cancer patients trying alternative things which wind up causing more harm than good, or that are useless and give false hope.

I personally don't believe any of these "miracle" cures. If they worked, the whole world would be using them and none of us would be in treatment. People can put out anything they want on the internet, with no one to monitor them. Always ask your doctor about it first to protect yourself.

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I agree with FavoriteAunt. I have been given so much advice from well meaning friends and family about foods, drinks, and books of what people know that would prevent or stop cancer. If these were all so true, there would either be no cancer, or a cure for many of the types. And you would not have to pay for any of these products. If I knew of anything that would stop cancer, I would GIVE IT AWAY to everyone to cure it. I do like asparagus.

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As with the essiac tea, ... hard to weed out truth from "wishful thinking". I also get so much advice and I end up feeling confused. My doctors are not in favor of using supplements and yet there are such strong believers in these that it makes me wonder if I should try them. We are all so vulnerable because of our strong desire to stop this cancer.

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Hi All,

I think the asparagus is good for our bodies because it’s one of the ‘alkaline’ veggies.

When we are on chemo I believe the chemo is like a bigger poison (acid), killing off the smaller poison (acid) cancer. We take chemo because we are at the point of a life threatening cancer and unfortunately, the horse has already run out of the open barn door.

I have heard it said many times that cancer cannot live in alkaline conditions.

Before we need chemo or after we are healing from the chemo and thereafter, if we eat/drink 80% alkaline and 20% acidic, the barn door stays closed.

(See my previous posting “CA125 reduction” to see the alkaline and acidic foods). I got this list from ‘Greens+’ and it is quite accurate compared to some of the mixed messages on the Internet.

I use this chart on my fridge so I can keep track of what I should be eating. But during chemo I ate anything my body craved as my body needed anything and everything to build the blood back up each time.


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well, i am a firm believer that there are many natural cures for what ails us. the bible cites that GOD gave us everything on this earth we need for our health. all we have to do is be wise, and have faith. the pharmaceutical industry will not tout any natural foods or natural cures for us, they cannot make a buck on it. when studies start, they get squelched, espcially if the almighty dollar is in jeopardy....doctors only know what they learn, from pharmaceuticals reps for the most part. when i started my chemo in july of 2006, my doc said he did not want his patients on natural products or vitamins. i have taken mine all along, and his story is now, do not stop what you are doing....i drink noni juice every day, and take my standard process sups, as well as coq10, garlic, cinnamon, ginger and ultra oils, with all my whole food supplements, which i will not list. we have to be proactive. there are some herbs which may be good to stay away from within one or 2 days of chemo, i know that, any naturalist will share that with you. i think i am going to get out there and start consuming some asparagus. i want to juice, and never have, so now i think maybe asparagus, apples, carrots, beets and celery and maybe spinach might be a good cocktail. although i know v8 has cornered the market on drinking veggies, and they would not be doing it, if people weren't drinking it. so just wanted to add my 2 cents. anyone who has never read kevin troudeau's book on what they don't want you know, you need to read it. i could go on, but don;t want to bore you. god bless, sherry

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Dear Sbender3,

You might look into the book The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker. Lots of good recipes and info....not only for juicing but if you have a vitamix and/or want to blend instead of getting rid of the fiber from the fruit/vegs.

Good luck and share your recipes. I've been adding cold ginger tea to my lunchtime smoothie and the flavor is wonderful!


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I agree that God made our bodies with the ability to heal itself of disease...the trouble is that the foods we eat today are compromised with chemicals that are poisoning us. I try my best to stick with organic foods and yes, I do juice...don't forget to add some ginger to your juice (I add it to my carrot, celery, apple juice). I also take some supplements and mangosteen juice...and I will add more asparagus to my onc says to keep doing what I'm doing :)

Blessings and hugs!!!

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Are you trying the ESSIAC? I just started taking the capsules as a preventative, my Fiancee just passed away about 6 weeks ago from Ovarian Cancer. I have heard and read good things about Essiac, but who knows for sure,don't think it can hurt in any way.


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i agree with the possibility of aspargus being a good cancer fighting vegetable. I also believe in taking supplements and vitamins and a healthy diet. i also aggree that there are no clinical studies being done because the drug companies can't make tons of money off of having cancer patients take natural supplements. It's sad to think about, but if these supplements are substances that our bodies need and aren't toxic why wouldn't we take then in conjunction with the chemo which we know to be toxix to healthy cells as well.

My approach is healthy diet, supplements and then chemo as a last resort for my new reoccurence. There are alot of clinical studies which document how these supplements either stop growth or diminish cancer growth and at the same time don't hurt our healthy cells. I find that to be a win win situation. My favorite book on this is Beating Cancer With Nutrition by Patrick Quillin (and he was the Director of Nutrition for Cancer Treatment of America) great information and even gives diets and supplents information and case studies.

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The asparagus treatment can be found in a book written by Donald Yance, a master herbalist who specializes in treating cancer. The asparagus can be either canned or fresh, but should be pureed. The recommended "dose" is two tablespoons 2 times a day. The author says he has personally seen "cures" with just the asparagus alone. I'm still doing chemo however.

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Hi quacker, (love the name) Why should the canned asparagus be pureed? Should it be heated first..after..? Good thing I love this veggie! :)

I was dx in 4/06 with PPC stg.3c. I am in my second Remission, 6 months so far...I am still "Dancing with N.E.D."!!

I so agree with everyone, it is very stressful waiting every 3 months to get blood tests and to see the Dr.

If I could I would be testing myself every week! :)

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just a heads-up.... i suffer from gout, too much uric acid, and asparagus triggers attacks for me. others may not be affected, but gout's really painful, so i thought i'd let people know.

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I have been trying to eat and drink the recommended foods to prevent cancer. But it seems to me all I'm getting is fat.

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Asparagus and cranberries are two of the most powerful natural VEGF inhibitors. (Avastin)

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I think that a whole/fresh food diet is most healthy. Balanced is key. Organic is great! Some foods are "anti cancer foods" and you will find that those are fresh veggies and fruits so you can't go wrong eating those types of foods. I believe my diet has helped me in every aspect of this journey, but I wouldn't believe that one thing can cure cancer, because as said before, then everyone would be doing it and cancer wouldn't be rampant. Good luck, eat healthy and live strong :)

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Im new and i know my 1cent input doesnt really count of the ladies on here told me about this product called Immunical...with glutathione which in the body make cancer cells more susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation, but make heathly cells more resistant. Its costly..but my onco gave me the ok and even told me its okay to take vitimin c..1 to 3,000 per day...(one pill 3 times per day)...I was told to drink 3 packs per day..i have for 4 days has really helped with my energy when i start chemo monday i hope to continue to have some energy..then i will after 3 treatments of chemo have the rest of the beast removed and then 3 more treatments..and maybe radiation..but hey, if onco says ok, then im going for it.. check it out...Love, Kim

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