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New comment September 2013: Dr Binzel, whose diet plan was so successful, was by and large treating patients in his GP practise from when they found out they had cancer. So their immune system and digestive system had not been compromised by chemotherapy. It would seem sensible to try to restore a poorly functioning digestive system, not only so that supplements and foods can be digested properly and their nourishment absorbed, but also because the gut is a very important part of the immune system, fighting and removing toxins.
One successful diet in restoring digestive function is the GAPS diet, devised by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition). See her website www.gaps.me and obtain her book GAPS. Binzel (see below) and the GAPS diet agree on cutting out sugar and commercial dairy. However, they diverge in that Campbell-McBride's introductory diet running up to the full GAPS diet to heal the gut, is suggesting meat and animal fat (especially in home made broth), with only cooked vegetables added as they are easier to digest.
Binzel is concerned to have enough digestive enzymes in the diet to eat the protective coating of the cancer cell, which can then be attacked by vitamin B17. Raw vegetables contain enzymes while digesting meat uses up enzymes, so his diet cuts out meat and focuses on raw vegetables. However raw vegetables are difficult to digest for compromised guts. In order to heal the gut using the GAPS diet therefore it would seem a solution might be to increase supplementation of digestive pancreatic enzymes while including meat and animal fat until the digestive system is back in order. Supplementing with these extra enzymes should be done away from meal times to ensure they are not used in digestion of food, but are available for the body to use against cancer cells. GAPS nutritionists can be found on the gaps.me website and might help in understanding what both diets are trying to achieve and how both end results can be pursued at the same time.
The traditional vitamin B17 and metabolic diet is as below.
Dr Binzel's Diet Plan (See Philip E. Binzel, Jr., M.D. Alive and Well (American Media, California, 1994). For those with cancer, a restricted diet is recommended - very restricted for four months, then if the patient is doing well, it is liberalised to a certain extent.
Milk contains growth factors and hormones known to promote breast and prostate and other types of cancer. To be convinced that your body can ingest sufficient calcium without resorting to dairy products, and for ideas to substitute in your diet see her books Your Life In Your Hands (Virgin, London 2000) and Prostate Cancer (Virgin, London 2004). Plant is an eminent scientist and her first book contains detailed research together with her own story of fighting breast cancer five times. Prostate Cancer contains most recent research and refutes critics. Her motto is "Think non-dairy, live non-dairy"
Dr Campbell-McBride's GAPS diet for healing the digestive system also agrees that commercially produced dairy is often over-processed and certainly unsuitable for people with compromised digestive systems. The GAPS diet can be totally dairy free, but if tolerated she introduces ghee which is easily made at home from organic butter. Ghee is clarified butter from which whey, lactose and milk protein has been removed. In addition, as fermented foods are an important way of introducing healthy bacteria into the gut, one way is by eating homemade yoghurt.
Detoxing happens as part of the vitamin B17 and nutritional therapy. Other cancer therapies place more emphasis on this, with for example coffee enemas and juicing playing an important role. Consider a detox programme under the monitoring of a clinical nutritionist. You could consider ZNatural or Iodine. See Toxic crisis - coping with reactions.
Buy some new recipe books - vegetarian does not have to be boring.