Definition: A swelling. An abnormal formation of parasitic, non-inflammatory cells or tissue arising from the cells of the host, yet progressive and independent in their growth. Tumors can be malignant or non-malignant, they can be fast-growing or slow-growing, and they can be in many parts of the body, such as the lymphatic glands or nodes, the urinary and genital areas, or the abdominal structure. [SNH p.45]
Brain Tumors: The most common tumors of the brain are the meningiomas, derived from the coverings of the brain, and the gliomas. Sarcomas and cancers do occur but are almost always derived from tumors in other parts of the body, for example, the breast and the bowel. Tumors of any size and duration produce certain general symptoms indicative of an increase in the intra cranial pressure, namely, headache, vomiting and optic neuritis or swelling of the optic nerve just as it enters the eyeball. Dizziness is another common symptom, and in the late stages mental changes may occur. In tumors of the frontal lobe mental changes are sometimes the earliest indication of the disease process. Tumors of the temporal lobe often produce a dreamy state, sometimes associated with hallucinations of smell. The position of the tumor may often be determined by noting the muscular and sensory abnormalities of various parts of the body and correlating the findings with what is known regarding the localization of function in the brain."
The brain must be properly nourished and kept free of inorganic materials that can cause this tremendous organ to malfunction. [NL 2-1] Cause: The inability to eliminate unhealthy material. [SNH p.46]
Hundreds of women have wondered why they have tumors and cysts in their bodies. The cause, according to Dr. Christopher, is potassium deficiency. When a patient takes plenty of potassium foods (not supplements) you can remove the cause of the cysts and tumors. Other foods, which are lower in potassium, must not be increased when you are trying to increase the potassium in the system. When patients go on the three-day cleanse and mucusless diet and take the female corrective formulas [Female Reproductive], they receive nourishment which is high in potassium. Miraculous things happen to them. For even faster results, you can add to each cup of herb tea six to ten drops of elderberry tincture or six to ten drops of black walnut tincture, both of which are extremely high in potassium.
Cysts and tumors are like leeches, but they stay in places where there is a body deficiency. As soon as the body is balanced and well, the cysts and tumors have to go, because the material is too healthy for them to live on.
This is why so many patients brought Dr. Christopher cysts and tumors in various sizes that they had expelled from their bodies. There is not enough food, in the form of dying or deficient body materials, so they just decide to leave.
There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.
When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating. [EWH p.125] Herbal Aids: General Instructions: Rebuild tissue so the body can slough off the tumor accumulation. This is done by toning the body generally with alternatives. [SNH p.46]
Scrofulous Tumor: See formula using plantain leaves, fumitory herb, yellow dock root, white resin, olive oil and yellow beeswax. [SNH p.54]
Compound Poke Root Liniment: See formula using poke root, bayberry, sassafras oil, bay or laurel and tragacanth. Apply to affected parts 4-5 times daily. For tumors and enlargements, use plenty of friction or kneading. [SNH p.62]
Garlic Juice for Indolent Tumors. Apply the freshly expressed juice. [SNH p.101]
White Pond Lily: Apply a poultice of the fresh roots and leaves; also the strong decoction makes an excellent base for mixing other ingredients for application; the powder is often mixed equal parts with crushed flax seed (linseed) or powdered slippery elm. [SNH p.165]
Cleavers for Breast Tumors: Use the expressed juice mixed with linseed meal, and apply to the breast; take 1 teaspoonful of the juice while fasting in the morning. [SNH p.268]
Slippery Elm Pack (female genito-urinary problems, growths, tumors, etc.): Take the slippery elm powder and add sufficient water to make a bolus. Knead the bolus until it is quite stiff, 3 inches long, and the size of the patient's middle finger. Cut into 3 pieces, each 1 inch long and procure a fine sea sponge, sew a piece of silk thread firmly to the sponge, leaving 3-4 inches of the thread to the hand. Smear the sponge with equal parts of Vaseline and glycerine and set aside for use. Dip 1 piece of the slippery elm bolus into hot water and insert as far as possible into the vagina. Follow with the second and third pieces. Next, insert the smeared sponge into the vagina opening (which will hold the bolus in place) and leave for 2 days. Remove the sponge by pulling down on the silk thread, syringe thoroughly with a cleansing agent such as yellow dock (Rumex-crispus), and repeat the pack, or use our Vaginal Douche [Yellow Dock Combination]. [SNH p.339]
Bolus: (V.B.) One of the valuable procedures in the healing program for a woman is the vaginal bolus. The bolus is inserted into the rectal area. There are two types of bolus: one that dissolves at body temperature and the other acts as a poultice. The poultice-type is made with healing herbs to draw the poisons and toxins; and to break loose cysts, tumors, and cancerous conditions even as far up as the abdominal area as the bolus has a widespread influence, effecting not only the vagina, but also other organs, such as the bowel and the urinary tract. This drawing-type bolus generally consists of a group of herbs. [SNH p.503]
Castor Oil Fomentation: In order to get rid of hardened mucus in the body, which may appear as cysts, tumors or polyps, the following fomentation is to be used:
Soak a piece of outing flannel or baby's diaper in castor oil, squeeze slightly so it won't drip much, then place over entire frontal torso (neck to groin and side to side). Place a hot water bottle (over the castor oil application) over the liver area (the liver is on the right side just above the waist). It should be noted that a heating pad is not too highly endorsed here, unless a wet towel is placed between it and the skin--but even then, a wet heat (such as the hot water bottle) is best. Leave all this on for 1 1/2 hours; the hot water bottle may have to be refilled with hot water several times, because it cools rapidly. The next three days, over the same area covered by the outing flannel and castor oil, massage in circular motion toward the heart with olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes.
The seventh day is a day of rest, not only from the fomentation, but every part of the program, drinking only water the entire day -- and every seventh day thereafter will be done the same way. On the eighth day then, begin again with the castor oil for three days and so forth, along with the mucusless diet. the herbs, etc., until healing is accomplished. In the use of the fomentation, the castor oil goes through the skin into the liver area and lymph glands and starts drawing out the poisons and flushing them out, while the olive oil goes in and heals and rebuilds new tissue. This procedure may have to be carried on between six weeks to six months to properly clean up the system, depending on the case. [SNH p.525]
Incurables Routine: This program has been used for many different malfunctions with great success in nearly every case: multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, stroke, deteriorating bones, curvature of the spine, locked arthritis joints, tumors and cysts in nearly all parts of the body. We have seen great improvement, reduction in pain and often complete healing in cases supposedly incurable. As you read each step taken in this program, analyze it and see if it can do anything but good. You will see that not one harmful thing is recommended. For much more information on the entire program see HHH p.85. [HHH p.85]
V.B.: Dr. Christopher's Vaginal and Rectal Herbal Bolus: Here is another excellent aid for the woman (or rectal bolus for the man) who have problems in the reproductive areas. Boluses are made with healing herbs that help promote the following: (1) draw out the toxins and poisons, (2) aid (with herbal foods) in making the malfunctioning area healthy, so that cysts, tumors, and cancerous conditions will not have waste material to survive on or live in, because they are all scavengers. Herbalists have found that they will release and will be dispersed. Herbalists have found that some will come out through the orifices and others disperse into the blood stream and will be eliminated if the program is followed faithfully. (3) The bolus spreads its herbal influences widely from the vagina or bowel through the entire urinary and genital organs. The formula consists of one part each: squaw vine herbs, slippery elm bark, yellow dock root, comfrey root, marshmallow root, chickweed herb, golden seal root, mullein leaves. These herbs are all in powder form. Coconut butter should be melted down so that it will mix well with the herb powder. Mix a small quantity of this powder, and wet to pie dough consistency with coconut butter (which can be purchased from the drug store, health food store, or herb shop). Next, roll this mass between hands until you have a pencil-like bolus approximately the size of the middle finger and about inch-long pieces. Harden in a refrigerator. Then these are to be inserted into the vagina much the same as suppositories would be. It will be necessary to wear a sanitary napkin in order to hold the bolus up in the vagina (or rectum).
Insert upon retiring and leave in all night, six nights a week. The coconut butter melts at body temperature, leaving only the herbs, and these are easy to douche out. The following morning use the Slant board combination - number 12 below. [HHH p.191]
Yellow Dock Combination: Dr. Christopher's Yellow Dock Combination: This is to be used in conjunction with number 11 above. As an aid in prolapsed uterus, bowel, or other organs, to assist in giving relief, make concentrated tea (simmer down to half its amount) of six parts oak bark, three parts mullein herb, four parts yellow dock root, three parts walnut bark or leaves, six parts comfrey root, one part lobelia, three parts marshmallow root. Inject with a syringe (while head down on slant board) into vagina, 1/4 to 1/2 cup or more; or rectum, one cup or more; for prolapsus or hemorrhoid problems and leave in as long as is possible before voiding. Dose suggested is one fourth to one cup, one or more times in a day, and drink one fourth cup in three fourths cup of distilled water three times a day. When the tea is injected into the abdominal area and while on the slant board, knead and massage the pelvic and abdominal area to exercise the muscles, so the herbal tea (food) will be assimilated into the organs. [HHH p.192]
Black Ointment: Dr. Christopher's Black Ointment (an excellent drawing ointment): Used historically (externally) on old ulcers, tumors, boils, warts, skin cancers, hemorrhoids, excellent for burns and as a healing agent. This is made with chaparral, comfrey, red clover blossoms, pine tar, mullein, beeswax, plantain, olive oil, mutton tallow, chickweed, poke root. [HHH p.196]
Is There a Natural Way to Eliminate Fibroid Tumors? A question to Dr. Christopher in his newsletter. His answer is: Yes, there is. A tumor is a swelling, an abnormal formation of parasitic, non-inflammatory cells or tissue arising from the cells of the host, yet progressive and independent in their growth. Tumors can be malignant or non-malignant. They can be fast growing or slow growing and they can develop in many parts of the body such as the lymphatic glands or nodes, the urinary and genital areas or the abdominal structure. The cause of the tumors in an inability to eliminate unhealthy materials and this generally stems from a lack of organic potassium in the diet.
Begin by observing the procedure in the Three Day Cleanse and Mucusless Diet, keep the bowels free with the lower bowel tonic [Lower Bowel] and use the following procedure: drink one to three cups of potassium broth each day. Make the broth with potato peelings at least one half inch thick, comfrey leaves, celery leaves, cut-up celery stalks, a few carrot tops from the garden, not wild, beet greens, spinach greens, chopped onions and garlic and several whole, black peppercorns as a stimulant and digestant. Cover the mixture well with distilled water and slowly simmer. If possible, keep the temperature around 130 degrees for six to ten hours. Do not boil. After simmering, strain the preparation. Use this broth between meals as you might a tasty tea being sure to chew it well.
Besides using this broth we also suggest one cup or more per day of elderberry tea. If elder blossoms are being used for the tea in place of the berry add about a fourth part of peppermint leaves to avoid nausea.
Over the tumorous area use the comfrey combination also known as the bone, flesh and cartilage [Complete Tissue & Bone] combination. The use of this combination was explained in the answer to the first question of this issue of the newsletter. If the tumors are in the reproductive organs see the herbal combinations mentioned in the booklet The Three Day Cleanse and Mucusless Diet. They are listed under various titles, "herbal aid for female reproductive organs" [Female Reproductive], "herbal prostrate formula," [Male Urinary Tract] and "herbal aids to equalize hormones and estrogens" [Hormonal Changease]. Also, be aware of the rectal and vaginal bolus [V.B.] and the Yellow Dock Combination tea also explained in that booklet. Whenever possible use the castor oil fomentation which you will find in the cleanse program as well. [NL 1-3]
Chaparral: The Kelly Research Foundation in Grapevine, Texas has been active in cancer research. The following is a statement concerning chaparral by Dr. William Kelly:
"I've found that chaparral is very effective in 7% of the cases of malignancy. The action is not as many researchers believe--a specific activity against the cancer cell, but rather an indirect one. In about 7% of the cases of malignancy, the pancreas and the liver as well as other tissue of the body are so congested with poisons such as medications, sprays, drugs, metallic poisons, and pollutants, that these tissues cannot carry on normal activity. This is basically an antagonist to the enzyme and vitamin and mineral metabolism that goes on in the body. In cancer specifically, we find that the pancreatic enzymes are locked with the antagonists and are rendered totally ineffective. By chelating these antagonists from the pancreatic enzymes, we find that normal activity takes place and the person's own cancer defenses take over and destroy the tumor in malignant conditions. It has been found further and should be seriously investigated by the Federal Government that Chaparral works well in chelating the toxins out of the bodies of those who have been drug addicts. We recommend taking two Chaparral tablets before each meal. This seems to be an effective way of chelating antagonists from the body that otherwise could not be accomplished." [NL 3-4]
Cancer - Tumors and Cleansing the Body: Just a word about cancer. It is a systematic disease. It depends on filth in the bowel and the blood stream. Our understanding of cancer is different from that of the surgeon's. We see the body being able to "clean up its act" and stop recycling the same old toxins around and around in the body. All channels of elimination (including the skin) must be functioning. The food intake must be pure.
Even though a person is operated upon for a cancerous tumor, there is no guarantee that the cancer will not return simply because the cause was not studied.
"Cancer" is a frightening word. The one we use is "cell deterioration." This explains the process in the body more clearly than the word, "cancer."
Sometimes, during an operation for a tumor, blood spills over into the rest of the body. This blood contains some of the tumor cells. The doctors sometimes say, "Oh, the body will take care of those." Mendelsohn suggests that surgery would be unnecessary if the body could take care of the cells by itself.
The medical alternative to cancer surgery, chemotherapy, presents side effects that sound like horrors out of an old Frankenstein movie.
Our program, "The Incurables," is a safe, nontoxic method to restore health and strength. It is not as easy as surgery, however, it involves retraining the little tyrants known as the tastebuds.
Remember the old Biblical statement from the Old Testament, "If the eye offends you, pluck it out!" This phrase seems to be the general rule in most allopathic treatment from tumors to tonsils. We now view the old medical practice of bloodletting (to let out the bad blood) to be primitive. How much more primitive it is to exclude an entire organ from the body as punishment for its diseased condition. An automobile will not function without a carburetor. A faulty carburetor can be replaced, rebuilt, or cleaned out and the car will run again. The design of the auto makes it necessary for each part of the engine to be integral. Parts cannot expect to be ripped out of the system and still have good driving possibilities. Every human organ is functional and contributes to the smooth operation of the entire organism. It's erroneous to think that removal of an organ is standard procedure. Surgery is no replacement for cleansing and rebuilding the body. We need to work with Nature instead of trying to second guess it. [NL 4-2]
Tumors on the Pineal and/or Pituitary Glands: From a letter to Dr. Christopher about a person in a coma. At the end of his answer he mentions that this same program can be used successfully with someone with tumors on the pineal and/or pituitary glands. Here is the question: If a person were in a coma caused by some hemorrhaging in the brain stem area, how might this be approached herbally?
Dr. Christopher's answer: We have an herbal formula we call "bone, flesh and cartilage" [Complete Tissue & Bone] that has been used successfully in these types of conditions. Make a tea of the following herbs: six parts oak bark (Quercus alba; Fagaceae; Cupuliferae), three parts marshmallow root (Althea officinalis), three parts mullein herb (Verbascum thapsus), Two parts wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), one part lobelia (Lobelia inflata), one part scullcap herb (Scutellaria lateriflora), six parts of comfrey root (Symphytum officinalis), three parts walnut bark (Juglans nigra) (bark or leaves), three parts gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum). Soak the combined teas in distilled water (at the rate of one ounce of combined herbs to each pint of distilled water), then soak four to six hours, simmer slowly thirty minutes, strain and then simmer the liquid down to one half its volume and add one fourth vegetable glycerine (if desired). Example: one gallon of tea simmered (not boiled) down to two quarts and add one pint of glycerine.
Soak flannel, cotton or any white material other than synthetics--never use synthetics. Wrap the fomentation (soaked cloth) around the head area (like a nightcap), tied under chin to hold in place, also down the spine to the shoulders. The fomentation down the spine should be about four or five inches wide. Put a shower cap over the head and a piece of wax paper, oiled silk or plastic down the spine area. Keep this fomentation on the area approximately twelve hours each day, either during sleeping hours or during the day--whichever is more convenient. Drink 1/4 cup of finished concentrated tea with three fourths cup of distilled water three or more times a day. Do this entire program six days a week, week after week until healed.
This routine has been used with cases of tumors on the pineal and/or pituitary glands, and these tumors have decreased--in one case over 65 percent in six weeks, then over another month was completely gone. This herbal formula will aid in rebuilding the hemorrhaging area with surprising results. [NL 1-6]]
Juices: Carrot, spinach, pineapple. [NL 3-5]
Organic Potassium: Cancerous tumors have a very difficult time growing when there is the presence of organic potassium in the body, so the tinctures of black walnut or elderberry or any other foods high in potassium can be helpful here, providing that the bowel is in good condition so that proper assimilation can take place. [NL 3-6]
Mullein & Lobelia: Dr. Christopher's Glandular Fromula and Blood Stream Formula: Dr. Christopher's Blood Purifying Formula and Breast Tumors: When there is any problem with the breast, and this should be noticed early, we use the fomentation of 3 parts mullein and one part lobelia over the affected area. It may be taken internally as well. Many Indian tribes have used a fomentation of poke root externally to draw out the cancer. As with all cancers, they begin in the blood stream and radiate out to other parts of the body where they are manifested. The Blood Stream Formula can be used to help purify the bloodstream, the nutrient transport system of the body. Cysts and tumors will not grow in an atmosphere where there is enough potassium. Elderberry tincture can be taken for potassium increase along with foods that are high in potassium. [NL 4-2]
Tumor in the Ear: If a tumor in the ear has been diagnosed, the Bone, Flesh and Cartilage [Complete Tissue & Bone] fomentation is necessary along with the incurables program. Tumors will not form when the body has sufficient potassium. Organic forms of potassium can be found in black walnut and elderberry tincture. Grape juice or green drink are good sources, too. [NL 4-6]
Cabbage Leaves: The leaves, when cooked and applied to chronic ulcers, modify and heal them, and aid the resolution of tumors and wounds." [NL 4-12]
Red Beet: Our common red beet is a highly nutritious plant, The root is an excellent appetite stimulant and is easily digested. ...One therapy for leukemia and tumors is to consume a couple of pounds of raw, mashed beets daily. [NL 4-12]
Figs: Contain an active ingredient called benzaldehyde which has been found to be a very effective carcinostatic agent for reducing certain kinds of tumors found in the neck, throat, and general lymphatic system particularly the adenoids. [NL 5-1]
The Flaxseed poultice is probably one of the most famous applications of the herb. The ground seed is mixed with boiling water until it is a thick mush. Other herbs may be added to it for specific conditions, such as hops, mullein, etc. This is one of the best poultices, according to Kloss, for old sores, boils, carbuncles, inflammations, and tumors. It is excellent for enlarged glands, joints, swellings, pneumonia, pleurisy, sprains, bruises, contusions, or inflammations of any part of the body, according to Dr. Shook (ShoA: 182). Apply as hot as possible; cover with waxed paper or plastic, and keep warm, reapplying hot poultices as needed. It allays irritation and pain and promotes suppuration; lobelia will help cure boils. It is commonly used for abscesses and other local affections (Gri:319). [NL 7-2]
Testimonials: 1. Passed Some Tumors, One Almost the Size of a Grapefruit, and Cysts as Well: When Dr. Christopher was traveling, using chiropractic offices and naturopath's offices, diagnosing, reading eyes, and helping with herbs a lady...came to see him. In addition to the prolapsed transverse colon infecting the entire reproductive system, it had impinged on the bladder, so that whenever she laughed, sneezed, or coughed, she would void her urine, a very embarrassing problem. In addition, one of her breasts was so infected that the doctors were urging her to have it removed.
Dr. Christopher told her he could give her advice as to what to do, but that he was traveling and wouldn't be able to guide her or see her for several months. She agreed to follow his instructions, and asked to see him when he returned.
He put her on the full program. She was to clear the bowel with the lower bowel formula [Lower Bowel], to clean the bloodstream using the Blood Stream Formula, and to rebuild the reproductive organs with the female corrective [Female Reproductive] and the hormone-estrogen formula [Hormonal Changease]. She was to continue the whole program, six days a week.
When he returned to that city six months later, she had called and prearranged an appointment. She bounced in, looking years younger, all smiles. She said her urine loss was under control now, with no unwanted voiding. She had no pains in the ovaries; in fact, she had dropped some stones from the three-day cleanse. She had also passed some tumors, one almost the size of a grapefruit, and cysts as well. When she went to the family doctor for an examination, he was astounded, because her body was rebuilding itself. The breast they were going to cut off had healed itself, with no more infection. She felt that it was a new world, and that life was worth living again.
Although she healed rapidly and consistently, Dr. Christopher pointed out that herbs don't work all at once, but you have to apply yourself and be patient to wait for the results of your hard work. [EWH p.114]
2. Tumor from Leg Decreases: I want to tell you this because maybe it will help someone else. I have a tumor on my leg (almost gone). I've been putting the B & B cotton balls on it, with plastic and tape. My leg got so itchy I couldn't stand it, also the skin all around the tumor got lumpy. Anyway, I thought maybe it was the plastic but when I didn't use it, the B & B would dry so fast I was changing it all day long. This is how I solved it. I cut a slice of potato, big around, cut a groove in the slice to make room for the cotton balls soaked in B & B. I put the plastic on the back of the potato slice (none of it touching the skin) put the tape (I have a very good silk tape) on the other side of the plastic to make a little pad, none touching the skin, then a cloth wound around, holding the whole thing in place.
This was a good sized tumor. I was amazed when I would take the bandage off it would just squirt all over. Well, I've had it getting bigger for 15 years, and now its almost gone. I'm so glad I didn't have to have my leg all cut up. Wow, wouldn't it have left a hole. I don't even think I'll have a scar. [NL 2-2]
3. Comfrey: Dr. Charles MacAllister, M.D., was interested in the use of comfrey as a healing agent. He had written a paper in the 1896 edition of the British Surgical Journal, Lancet. In it, he gave his philosophy concerning the bloodstream and irregular cell growth. Dr. MacAllister wanted to look up his paper and noticed an article in the same issue by a Professor William Thompson, President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Thompson recorded a case of a man who had been diagnosed as having a malignant tumor on his face. The patient had undergone surgery of the palate in an attempt to remove the cancer.
A month later, the cancer returned. This time it ran rampant throughout the patient's head. They gave up on cutting it out. It had gone too far, and they sent him home. Three months later he returned to Thompson's office and was examined. Thompson noted that the cancer had completely disappeared. The patient told Dr. Thompson that he had been applying comfrey poultices to the swelling and that it had gradually disappeared. The patient had a custom-made palate to fill in the hole left by surgery of the hard palate. Thompson states in the report that although he knows nothing of the use of comfrey, he does not believe that it would remove a sarcomatous tumor.
MacAllister was inspired by that article of Dr. Thompsons and began to wonder if there was actually anything in comfrey that would control or stabilize cell growth. He began an extensive study of comfrey although he had never before heard of its use as a medicine. Beginning with old books on materia medica (substances used medicinally), MacAllister found that after the mid-nineteenth century, comfrey or Symphytum was referred to as obsolete as a healing aid. He then began to search through the ancient and medieval herbals which told the history of the use of comfrey. There were several varieties of the plant used, one was known to Turks and Saracens for use in healing battle wounds. [There is much more to read about the comfrey and the components that MacAllister discovered. To read more go to the source of newsletter 4-3.] [NL 4-3]