When a friend lent to me a book on nutritional healing, including discourses on both actual pharmaceuticals and the supplementary altenatives (foods, herbals,vitamins,etc) I had just finished discovering that Periwinkle vine offers a highly important medecine to the world; that is, Vincristine, a powerful cancer-fighting medicine. Naturally, I turned to the cancer section in the large book, and found something I had not read of before. Within the wealth of information as to correct diet and vitamin supplements, I found that Doctors may use a type of cancer-fighting agent which is an alternative medecine,or supplementary to various types of cancer treatment. This treatment is called Carnivora, and its essence comes from the bog plant, Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula).
Carnivora as an agent neatly kills intruder DNA, when it encounters cancer in the human system. Carnivora producer, Helmut Keller, MD Medical Director of Carnivora Research, Inc . of Nordhalben, Germany has established a market in the US for this medicine.
In the products' site, Kellers' introductory essay offers a startling discovery- that human beings have an actual 1.5 kilograms (which is 3.3 pounds, or a cell count totalling 1012) of immune competent cells. He describes his invention as a nutritional support for the bodys' immunity, offering Carnivora as the best type of nutritional protective agents. The Venus Flytrap plant provides a phytonutrient juice which becomes a supplement that "mimics the bodys' own defense agents". Using this nutrient also "supports a stronger immune reaction".
Everyone has seen the bizarre Venus Flytrap , whether from within a childhood classroom in a terrarium, perhaps,or on some Discovery Channel program or its equivalent. On the Internet, I found a good likeness of the plant in a rather delightful site from South America,called Suapele.terra.com . The website has many thumbnails of moving plant photos, which expand two ways, either through a magnifier or to a large still. Clicking into these will show you an imaginative array of interesting species.....count to sixth down on the right hand side of the page which opens for you (available through Google)<./p>
As you will have seen from the plants' glimmering moisture, the Venus Flytrap has many hairs on its' flower, each of which ooze a viscous liquid which both attracts and glues small insects onto its body. As the interested insect reaches into the well of the strange, almost toothed floral head of the plant, a hair-trigger snaps its jaw shut and begins to devour the insect.
Doctor Kellers' discovery was made when he realized that the digestive fluids within the meat-eating plant did not destroy the plant organism, and therefore contained some form of discriminatory sensing for the plants' DNA structuring. He concluded that this plant had an advanced immune mechanism, and, within his study, found that the plant would only digest and destroy primitive cells.
Undifferentiated, undeveloped cells are also those cells which are harmful bacteria or fungal sporing, also human cells which overproduce due to stressing like pollutants or fatigue.The immune system fights these, and Venus Flytrap (Carnivora) strengthens the immune feature which expunges invader or "primitive" cells.
His scientific application,(a discovery he made in 1973) is best described through clicking into the link below:
Carnivora Article. Conclusion: Carnivora inhibits tumor growth by blocking proteinkinases, inhibiting angioneogenesis, and by stimulating immune response.
Helmut Keller, MD Medical Director of Carnivora Research, Inc. Nordhalben, Germany
A truly delightful discovery: A movie of how a Venus Flytrap closes upon a touch to its sensors:
On Googles' excellent image cache, available through clicking "images" above the Search box on the home page, one may also find another good image of Venus Flytrap.
On the same page, there are items listed which have cancer fighting properties, for instance ,Squalene, or shark cartilage,or cranberry juice. Just click the carnivora image for an expanded view.
For a pharmacists' perspective on items deemed to be supplementary or alternative there is interesting reading in an August 1998 editorial in Pharmacy Practice News : The New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists.
In a preamble, the author states that the term "alternative medicine " is used far more often in the United States than the equally descriptive term, "complementary medicine", used by the rest of the world. Fond of obscurities, science synthesized the two terms, producing "CAM" for a catchword for both complementary or alternative medicine.
1) therapeutic goals range from symptom control to cure;
2) A broad range targets heavy medical problems, holistic therapies, and everything else
3) Ranges from home remedies to sophisticated, manufactured products
4) "Prescription" can come from non to highly skilled practitioners.
5) Can be highly effective, moderately so, or even have deleterious effects.
US: (1990) 34% of Americans: COST:$13.7 billion (from Pharmacy Practice News)
Canada: (1997) 42 % of Canadians (from Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal network)
US Study: Percentage of cancer patients using these methods varied from 6.4% in the South Atlantic to 14.7% in the Rocky Mountains.
Results from studies conducted in other countries have revealed similar usage rates. In both the United States and Britain, patients using CAM are more likely to be female, younger, and of higher social status.
No:1:Therapy used is macrobiotic diet started by George Osawa.<
Carnivora : Carnivora is derived from the venus flytrap, a plant found in such places as the wet pinelands and bays of North and South Carolina.According to itís proponents, carnivora works to therapeutically shrink solid tumors, but does not help with the liquid tumors (i.e. leukemias) . It is believed to work best in patients naive to chemotherapy or radiation. In non-controlled study of 210 cancer patients who had failed conventional treatments and were given 50-60 drops of Carnivora orally five times a day plus one injection, 16% showed tumor regression and 40% had no further tumor progression.27 Carnivora can be administered as drops orally, by inhalation or by injection. The dosage, frequency and route of administration of carnivora varies depending on the stage and type of cancer.Taken orally, Carnivora can produce nausea or vomiting. When given via injection, it can produce a temporary increase in body temperature.
Astragalus , Catís Claw, Chapparal, Echinacea, Essiac, Flor-essence, Hoxsey Herbal Treatment, Iscador, Kombucha tea, Laetrile, Milk Thistle, Pau DíArco, Pycnogenol,and Shiitake Mushrooms
Look for a full description in Pharmacy Practice News editorial:
Further bibliographic information on herbal products
is available on the NIH website at
.60 Interest Links + more on site Herb Research Foundation: http://www.herbs.org
American Botanical Association: http://www.herbalgram.org
Center for Alternative Medicine Research in Cancer: www.chprd.sph.uth.tmc.edu/utcam
Cancer Web: www.graylab.ac.uk/cancerweb/altern.html
References 1-57 on site, (editorial). Pharmacy Practice News August 1998:11 in: http://www.nyschp.org/ The New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists. These pages are copyrighted 1996-2003
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal network
Why women live longer: Canadian stats on alternative remedies use......" In a recent study involving 49 people with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia who use at least one complementary therapy, none of the participants perceived CAM as a cure for HIV infection. Rather they emphasized the benefits to their immune system (81 percent), of lowering their viral load (58 percent), and the general health benefits associated with taking an active role in oneís own health care, and that they used CAM to manage symptoms of HIV disease, the side effects of antiretroviral drugs, substance addiction, hepatitis, and depression (Interestingly, 21 percent expected complementary medicine to provide a cure for their HIV disease, an unusual finding that seems at odds with the bulk of the research data Ė including Canadian data Ė showing this is not an expectation on the part of many people with HIV/AIDS. It should also be noted that this finding dates back to 1993, before the introduction of protease inhibitors in 1995-96.)
 Anderson et al, supra, note 63. See also Manfredi R, Chiodo F. The effects of alternative treatments for HIV disease on recommended pharmacological regimens. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 2000; 13: 281-285; de Visser R et al. Alternative or complementary: nonallopathic therapies for HIV/AIDS.
Journal of Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine 2000; 6: 44-52.
First Nation and alternative care:
In the First Nation communities, health means balance and harmony within, and among the four aspects of human nature (physical, mental, emotional spiritual). Over-focusing on any one aspect upsets the balance of the four.
 National Indian & Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization. Coping with HIV/AIDS in Aboriginal Communities: A 1998 Resource Manual. NICCHRO, 1998, at 69. Health Management Aboriginal Canada
1-104 References http://www.aidslaw.ca/ The Alder Group Inc. ...promoting health and innovation
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"In Germany, a pharmaceutical extract of Venusí Flytrap is used in the treatment of chronic diseases, including most forms of cancer, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, all types of herpes infection, chronic arthritis and almost any immune deficiency, including AIDS"
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