Why do people have to restrict their use of supplements, herbs, or other treatments so much?
This is because Protocel acts on cancer cells very differently from most approaches. Many other alternatives for cancer operate by supporting a person’s immune system to the point where their own body may be able to overcome their cancer. This requires providing the body with energy-producing substances. Jim Sheridan, on the other hand, took a unique approach toward getting rid of cancer. His idea was to simply deprive the cancer cells of their ability to produce energy for themselves. Many supplements and herbs naturally contribute to the production of energy in cells and could work against Protocel’s action on the cellular level. Other treatments or drugs may also interfere in different ways. However, there ARE supplements that many cancer patients have found to be compatible with Protocel, and Chapter 12 of Outsmart Your Cancer has a list of those supplements, as well as an in-depth list of supplements that must be avoided while using Protocel. Please refer to that chapter for more details.
What are the dietary restrictions when using Protocel?
In general, Protocel is one of the easiest alternative cancer treatments when it comes to dietary restrictions. The most important restriction is to avoid refined sugar as much as possible because that is the main thing that cancer cells need to thrive. One should probably avoid refined wheat and all alcoholic beverages as well, since both white flour and alcohol turn into glucose pretty quickly in the body.
But you don’t need to be a vegetarian or vegan, you don’t need to stop all intake of salt (though sea salt or Himalayan rock salt would be best), and you can still have whole grain breads. Avoid junk food as much as possible, such as crackers made with white flour, and all desserts made with sugar, including breakfast cereals. Other than that, it is recommended to avoid any “concentrated” versions of foods, such as juices, that may be too high in nutrients like vitamin C. The best advice is to eat a well-rounded diet that cuts out junk food and juices, and includes whole vegetables, whole fruits, some meat if one wishes, fish, poultry, and a little dairy (like organic yogurt or cottage cheese) if desired. If a food is very high in vitamin C, like broccoli or oranges, then you can still eat those foods now and then but not in high quantities every day. Likewise, brazil nuts can be eaten in small doses once in a while, but because they are very high in selenium, avoid eating handfuls of brazil nuts every day. (Too much selenium can interfere with Protocel’s action.)
Do I have to avoid refined sugar COMPLETELY for Protocel to work?
Many cancer patients have had success with Protocel and eaten a small bit of birthday cake once in a while, or some small amount of dessert on special occasions. However, cancer cells thrive on sugar. Thus, every time a person with cancer eats refined sugar, they are feeding their cancer cells the main thing those cells need to survive and are working against the Protocel. Basically, eating refined sugar when using Protocel to get rid of your cancer is like trying to put out a fire with water, while pouring gasoline on it at the same time. So, for best results with Protocel, cut out all refined sugar in the form of table sugar, candies, cakes, desserts of all kinds, sweet breakfast cereals, etc., and also alcoholic beverages. Natural, more complex sugars that are ingested in their whole food form such as fructose from whole fruits and whole vegetables (not concentrated juices) should be fine, though, kept to a reasonable intake. If you DO eat some sugar here or there for a special occasion, you might want to increase your Protocel dose just before and after.
Is it okay to drink alcohol, like wine or beer, while using Protocel?
I’m sure that many people have gotten away with drinking wine or other alcoholic drinks on occasion while using Protocel for cancer and still recovered. But this is probably only acceptable if the occasions are rare. Alcohol metabolizes in the body pretty much like pure glucose, so I would say the same rule applies to drinking alcohol as applies to eating sugary desserts. Be sensible and don’t make it hard for the Protocel work for you.
What about juicing and drinking green drinks?
Juices of all kinds, most special green drinks or high nutrition juices, such as Goji, Noni, or Wheatgrass juice are all to be avoided while taking Protocel because they are dense in nutrients (especially vitamin C), and therefore act more like supplements than whole foods in one’s diet. See the FAQ below for more details on the Vitamin C issue.
Can you explain the Vitamin C issue?
It is recommended to not supplement with any vitamin C while using Protocel and to also avoid many other supplements that might help cancer cells produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for themselves. So definitely avoid all supplements with vitamin C in them. However, you do NOT have to avoid all foods that have vitamin C in them, though it is recommended to avoid taking in high amounts of vitamin C by eating or drinking “concentrated” forms of foods that are high in C, such as in juices on a regular basis. This means you should probably stop drinking juices, but you CAN eat whole fruits, broccoli, tomatoes, bell pepper, berries and other good foods on a regular basis, as long as you don’t over-indulge in any one of the high vitamin C foods if you wish to have the best results with Protocel. In other words, don’t eat a large bowl of broccoli every day or 6 oranges every day. Keep your diet balanced among a lot of different healthy organic foods and you should not have to worry about getting too much vitamin C from your diet.
Can I drink coffee, tea, or other caffeinated drinks?
Yes, caffeine does not conflict with Protocel. However, since caffeine acts as a diuretic (causing the release of water from the body), it is important not to take in too much caffeine so that you do not become dehydrated. Anyone who has cancer cells lysing in their body needs to stay hydrated to help the body process out the broken down cancer cells. Drinking extra water is recommended while using Protocel for this reason, and if a person drinks caffeinated drinks, he or she should probably add even more water to their daily program for every caffeinated drink they consume.
Since I shouldn’t eat sugar if I have cancer, what artificial sweeteners are okay while using Protocel?
My preference is to use a product called Stevia which is sold in any health food store. (Sweetleaf is a good brand and very good-tasting.) I prefer the liquid drops over the powdered form only because the powder does not dissolve well into cold drinks such as iced tea. Stevia does not raise blood sugar and does not feed cancer cells. People taking Protocel have also used Nutrasweet successfully. However, I would not recommend Nutrasweet, because its main ingredient is Aspartame. Aspartame is an excitotoxin that has been proven to cause damage to the brain as well as directly causing cancer in laboratory animals. Aspartame is also the main ingredient in Equal and Spoonful, so Nutrasweet, Equal and Spoonful are all artificial sweeteners which are very bad for the body.
Can I eat chocolate while using Protocel for my cancer?
There is actually nothing in pure cocoa (the chocolate part of chocolate) that interferes with Protocel. However, most chocolate sweets are made with high amounts of sugar and the refined sugar will feed your cancer and make it harder for Protocel to get your cancer cells to lyse. So, you don’t want to eat chocolate candy, chocolate cake, or other chocolate desserts because of the sugar in them when you have cancer, not because of the chocolate. If you are a “chocoholic” and can’t imagine giving up chocolate, one safe thing you can do is buy pure, raw unsweetened cacao powder from a health food store and make your own hot chocolate drink at home. This is very easy to do by simply adding a rounded teaspoon of the cacoa powder to a tall mug of hot water, then add a little half and half or cream and a little liquid stevia for sweetening purposes. It tastes great just like hot chocolate!
I like to drink milk every day. Is that okay?
As far as I know, people have been able to drink some milk and other dairy products such as organic yogurt or organic cottage cheese (preferably advertized as not having the growth hormone rBGH in it) without interfering with their recovery on Protocel. However, my own opinion is that drinking a LOT of cow’s milk every day might interfere with Protocel in some cases. I don’t have any proof of this, but I know that cow’s milk is extremely high in phosphates, much higher than human milk. Protocel blocks the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in cancer cells and ATP is made up of three phosphates. That’s what the “triphosphate” refers to. Thus, I would worry that drinking milk on a daily basis might contribute a lot of phosphates to the body, which might in turn contribute to your cancer cells’ ability to make ATP. If that is true, it might work against the Protocel, but this is just a theory of mine and not proven. One farmer/researcher in Australia named Percy Weston, however, did find a direct link between high phosphate diets and the development of cancer. (For details, see his book, Cancer: Cause & Cure.)
Can I drink bottled water that has been purified with ozone?
Yes. Ozonated bottled water is fine to drink. The ozone used in water is in small amounts for disinfectant purposes and will have completely been used up or converted back to regular O2 by the time a person drinks this water.
Is the Asparagus approach okay along with Protocel?
Can I use the Budwig Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese Approach while taking Protocel?
No. Though no studies have been done to prove the compatibility or incompatibility of these two approaches together, there is a concern that they would conflict because the FSO/CC approach tends to “normalize” cancer cells, while the Protocel approach tends to try to weaken them until they fall apart. Thus the two may work at cross-purposes.
Can I drink Kangan water while taking Protocel?
This is an unknown. One expert thinks that people should probably NOT use it at a machine setting above 7, because as the ORB value increases, it increases the likelihood of stimulating ATP energy in cells. Remember, with Protocel, the less other things you use along with it, the better in many cases. And if you do drink any special waters like Kangan, take them in-between your Protocel doses, not mixed with the Protocel.
Can I drink special high alkaline waters?
These should be avoided when using Protocel.