Ovarian Cancer Causes - in further detail: dietary effects

The ovarian cancer causes discussed in this page are 3 dietary aspects:

  • firstly about diet and the Enzymes that make potential cancer cells vulnerable to immune system attack; and
  • secondly how diet can affect Parasites and Candida that set the healing process awry (leading to cancer); and
  • finally the western Vitamin Deficiency that robs us of a potent cancer control.

Pancreatic Enzymes and the Cancer Connection

As described in more detail in the page above embryologist Professor John Beard discovered in around 1900 that from the 56th day of pregnancy the baby's pancreas starts emitting its enzymes which break down the outer coating of the trophoblast cells (formed normally in pregnancy) and the immune system then finishes off the remainder of the cells.

Beard's research revealed that the trophoblast cells look just like malignant cancer cells. He saw that if the baby's pancreas failed then the trophoblast wasn't stopped from growing and both mother and child died from cancer. The 'cancer' was the uncontrolled proliferation of trophoblast cells across the body.^1

Beard's solution was to treat patients with the pancreatic enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin together with other vital nutrients. This he carried on doing until he stopped practising medicine (he died in 1924).

Beard also discovered that a diet high in animal proteins tended to strip the body of these vital pancreatic enzymes.

This was perhaps the first link between diet and cancer - a seemingly innocuous aspect of diet that could be an ovarian cancer cause.

You can also compensate for this by taking in additional plant enzymes - particularly bromelain from pineapples and papain from papaya.

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Stem cells also exist in the body for healing. When the body is injured the hormone oestrogen (estrogen) again stimulates the stem cells, this time to produce a trophoblast that covers the injury site. The stem cells then integrate themselves into the body part being repaired. When that healing work is done pancreatic enzymes should terminate the process.

When the healing process has started, if the levels of pancreatic enzymes in your body are low, then the process may not get stopped and the trophoblast can continue to grow into what we now recognise as a tumour.

Damaged tissue becomes depolarised and then current flows between the depolarised and normally polarised areas. This is called the Current of Injury^2. It keeps flowing until the injury is repaired. Canadian researcher Ron Gdanski described how infection, disrupting the healing process, can keep the current of injury flowing - leading to cancer^3.

Parasites involvement in Ovarian Cancer Causes

Fungi and yeasts, such as Candida albicans, are well known to cause damage to the body. Ron Gdanski^3 above points out that if cells multiplying to repair injuries are infected with bacteria or fungi, the microbes cause the cell walls to mutate. They are then rejected like a bad skin graft.

Thus one normal cell is replaced by two cancer cells and the cancer 'consumes' the healthy tissue. Ron Gdanski describes cancer as "the continuous multiplication, microbial mutation, and bodily rejection of cells produced normally by the body to repair an injury."

Wouldn't this help explain why the immune system doesn't recognise cancer as 'foreign' and something to be attacked?

Fungi and yeasts multiply on organic carbon. Sugars contain large amounts of carbon. The more sugary foods you consume the more the fungi grow.

Yeasts thrive in the absence of oxygen where they can ferment sugars into alcohol. To stop this you have to make your body oxygen rich - following what is called 'an anti-candida diet' and increasing exercise.

It is a dynamic vicious circle because the fungi's roots penetrate and invade human cells, causing damage that starts the current of injury. At the same time the fungi's presence can cause the repair cells to mutate so the repair process is not turned off.

Gdanski and others confirm that you have to have a colony of fermenting cells before a tumour can develop. So, whilst candida may not be a specific ovarian cancer cause, the analysis shows it supports a bodyily environment in which the damage from other ovarian cancer causes can set the cancer going.

An anti-candida diet in various permutations appears in many cancer treatments across the world (where the causes of the cancer are tackled and not just the symptoms (ie tumours)).

You can find out more about these low sugar, anti-candida diets in various of Phillip Day's Credence publications.

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Particular Vitamin Deficiency connected with Ovarian Cancer Causes

Beard's work was largely ignored by a medical establishment that had turned to Marie Curie's radium desperate for treatment; that is until the biochemist Ernst T Krebs Jr re-discovered it as he studied nutrition and enzymes.

Krebs was studying cultures unaffected by cancer, excited by the information brought back by explorers such as Roald Amundsen about peoples who simply had NO cancer.

Krebs discovered that their diets were full of:

  • raw, whole-foods rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential fats; and
  • nitriloside food group items - that is foods containing the (later identified) compound Krebs controversially named vitamin B-17.

and in comparison the western diet has become largely devoid of nitriloside foods, plus most food is cooked (some might say into oblivion).

Both dietary differences are important:

  • Firstly, a diet low in animal proteins did not deplete pancreatic enzymes and vital vitamins and anti-oxidants were not cooked out of existence.
  • Secondly, vitamin B17 seems to provide a secondary control to the trophoblast cells. When it comes into contact with trophoblast cells it is broken down into minute amounts of Hydrogen Cyanide and Benzaldehyde which together kill the trophoblast cells.

The hydrogen cyanide reaction does not occur with healthy cells. Kreb's research showed that trophoblast cells have large quantities of the enzyme beta-glucosidase causing the cyanide/benzaldehyde formation from the, otherwise, stable non-toxic b-17 molecule. In contrast healthy cells exhibit a different enzyme, rhodanese, and no beta-glucosidase. Rhodanese reacts with b-17 to produce thiocyanate and benzoic acid which are beneficial to healthy cells.^4

So the western diet high in animal proteins therefore makes us susceptible to cancer and at the same time we lack the secondary defence or control mechanism of a high nitriloside diet.


So the research shows, to my mind more importantly than the risk factors often talked about, that a dietary imbalance makes the body a perfect environment for cancer.

All it takes then is enough accumulated damage (potentially from the cocktail of chemicals to which we 'westerners' expose ourselves every day), setting off the rogue healing process, as the final part of the package of ovarian cancer causes (along with other cancers).

B-17 metabolic therapy aims to correct those metabolic imbalances and set your body back on the path to normality.

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1. Research conclusions described in Griffin, G Edward World Without Cancer published by American Media 1996 and also discussed in Vialls, Joe Laetrile: Another Suppression Story at www.livelinks.com/sumeria; Cancer Control Journal, Vol 6, No. 1-6 )

2. Described in relation to the effects of a heart attack in Guyton, Arthur Text Book of Medical Physiology published by W B Saunders Co. ISBN 0-7216-4394-9)

3. Described in Gdanski, Ron Cancer: Cause, Cure and Cover-up Published by Nadex Publishing 2000)

4. As described in Fishman, W & Anylam, A The presence of high beta-glucuronidase activity in cancer tissue published in Journal Biol. Chem. (1947) 169: 449-50 also in Krebs, E T Jr. The Nitrilosides in plants and animals published by New Rochelle, Arlington House, 1974

5. Ernst T Krebs Sr, Ernst T Krebs Jr and Howard H Beard, The Unitarian or Trophoblastic Thesis of Cancer, The Medical Record published July 1950. (Re-printed in 'B17 Metablolic Therapy in the prevention and control of cancer - a technical manual' compiled by Phillip Day)