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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

Proper posture 

Alexander Technique for proper posture
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"If you see somebody jumping up and down on the second floor of the White House that's me rebounding." - Ronald Regan

Exercise and Cancer

Exercise helps shrink tumors

Most women who have breast cancer also wear a restrictive brassiere. This cuts off blood and lymph to some extent, and to that extent it puts the breasts in jeopardy. You should not wear a bra if you have breast cancer, and if you do anyway, it should be made only of cotton or silk, and should be loose enough to avoid restricting blood and lymph flow. If you can, wear a camisole or thin-strapped tank top instead.

Moderate exercise gives all the health benefits of vigorous exercise, without the injuries.

Endurance exercise can damage your teeth

Over exercising can cause too much muscle tissue to break down, jamming up the kidneys. The condition is called "rhabdo-myolysis".

Athletes with an abundance of enzymes in their body recover from injuries 50% faster.


"Weight-bearing exercise is the very best thing you can do for your bones. That includes running, dancing and using aerobic machines, as well as lifting weights." -

Oxygen is FREE. Obtain all you can by ALWAYS using the full capacity of your lungs when you breathe. Slow, deep breathing.

Alkaline diet for freedivers - Annelie Pompe (athlete)

Interest in health and fitness in North America is growing, yet practical involvement in daily exercise such as jogging is declining. 80% of people who join fitness clubs drop out within the first 8 weeks. Three workouts a week is not practical for most people.

The real answer for fitness is a simple diet of wholesome foods and the integration of physical activity into your daily life. Climb stairs, walk to the store, ride a bicycle, wash the dishes by hand, use a push mower to cut the grass, plant a garden, shovel show instead of using a snow blower, do a set of yoga asanas before each meditation, go for a walk after dinner each day... Search every aspect of your life to find opportunities to integrate physical activity into your daily routine.

Beyond this, if you want to do some "exercise", then we recommend you purchase a rebound mini-trampoline for your home.

The rebound mini-trampoline is about 3' in diameter and 9" high. Foldable models are available for traveling. It is safe, easy to use, and effective. Research has led some scientists to conclude that, "Rebound exercise is the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man."

Young woman jogging on rebounder

The rebound mini-trampoline subjects the body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 - 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding. Unlike jogging on hard surfaces which puts extreme stress on certain joints such as the ankles and knees eventually damaging them, rebounding affects every joint and cell in the body equally. Plus, there are no cars, dogs, and bad weather to contend with.

Doctors recommend that everyone get moderate exercise three to four times each week. Dr. Dean Ornish's program for reversing heart disease, for example, includes walking 30 minutes daily or 60 minutes every other day. This recommendation is due to the body's inbuilt need for activation. The lymph system, for example, bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Yet the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation that contributes to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases as well as aging. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times. Bones become stronger with exercise.

Women who exercise regularly reduce their risk of breast cancer by 72%. - New England Journal of Medicine, May 1, 1997.

The lymph fluid moves through channels called "vessels" that are filled with one way valves, so it always moves in the same direction. The main lymph vessels run up the legs, up the arms, up the torso, and down from the face into the neck. This is why the vertical up and down movement of rebounding is so effective to pump the lymph.

"...the lymph nodes are part of our system of protective mechanisms, which if undisturbed may be able to overcome the malignancy, but which is significantly damaged by removal of the nodes." - Dr. Ewan Cameron and Dr. Linus Pauling.

Restrictive clothing prevents the flow of blood and lymph. Wearing a bra to prevent sagging breasts actually weakens the muscles and connective tissue helping to create sagging breasts. The free movement of the breasts during walking and exercise helps to pump lymph through the breast tissue.

  Hours in a Bra Per Day* Chance of Breast Cancer*  
  24 75.00% (3 out of 4)  
  >12 (but not to bed) 14.28% (1 out of 7)  
  <12 00.66% (1 out of 152)  
  0 (or rarely) 00.60% (1 out of 168)  

*Singer and Grismaijer, 1995. (see reference section below for more information)

In addition to exercise, Dr. Dean Ornish's 4 step program to prevent and reverse heart disease includes vegetarian diet, non-smoking, and meditation. Individuals practicing Transcendental Meditation have 87% fewer hospital admissions for heart disease. So you can see that our 8 step program to prevent and reverse cancer should be effective against heart disease as well. Clean arteries are necessary so that oxygen can be freely distributed to all parts of the body, an important factor in cancer prevention and removal.

EDTA chelation also effectively cleans out the arteries. "While 800,000 Americans die every year from heart disease, a cheap, effective medical remedy continues to be suppressed." - Dr. James P. Carter, M.D. Intravenous hydrogen peroxide "will clean arteries of atherosclerotic buildup," - Dr. Douglass, page 36. Dr. Ornish's program has the advantage that you can do it on your own at home and on an ongoing basis so that your arteries remain clean. Other ways to help the arteries are described on our page for Healthy Heart and Circulation.

Rebounding is a zero-impact aerobic exercise that improves blood circulation and increases the capacity of both the heart and lungs. With regular rebounding the resting heart rate can decline 10 beats per minute, which means 5,000 fewer heartbeats in a single night's sleep.

Your Pulse Rate Reflects Your Fitness Level

When you awaken in the morning - before moving - take your pulse for one full minute. This is your resting pulse. People with pulse rates from 40 to 60 are very fit, 60 to 80 are normal, and 80 to 100 are usually unfit. - Bragg page 61.

The rebounding motion stimulates all internal organs, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid (exercise improves brain health), aqueous fluid within the eyes (many people claim improved eyesight), and does wonders for the intestines. Many immune cells such as T-lymphocytes and macrophages are self-propelled by amoebic action. These cells contain molecules identical to those in muscle tissue. All cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased G force during rebounding, and this cellular exercise results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to 5 times more active. The job description of these cells includes eating viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells, so it is good that they be active. This exercise directly strengthens the immune system. 

"It has long been known that the degree of lymphocytic infiltration, the number of aggressive lymphocytes congregating in and around a tumor (as can readily be seen on a microscope slide) bears a close relation to the outlook." - Dr. Ewan Cameron and Dr. Linus Pauling. Consumption of high doses of vitamin C can triple your body's production of lymphocytes!

You will recall from our Cancer Self Treatment page that when the mucus and fibrin coating of cancer cells has been dissolved by enzymes then the cells of the immune system will attack the cancer cells. Therefore, enzyme supplements combined with vitamin C and rebound exercise are a useful way to combat cancer. This simple program gives cancer a triple whammy, because you have up to three times as many immune cells that are each up to five times more active, eating cancer cells that are now vulnerable to attack by these immune cells. A vegetarian diet is also helpful because the pancreatic enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin are used by the body to digest animal proteins. If you do not eat animal proteins then the body's store of trypsin and chymotrypsin is available for attacking cancer. Plus, we saw on the Hyperthermia page that hyperthermia is most effective when used together with exercise and enhanced nutrition.

Everyone starts with the "health bounce" which means your feet remain in contact with the mat while the body moves up and down. The health bounce is sufficient to give all the benefits of rebounding while gently strengthening the entire body. The health bounce can be done while talking on the phone, listening to music or watching TV. It is recommended that you wear running shoes or do your rebounding with bare feet so you do not slip.

Elderly woman doing health bounce on rebounder equipped with hand rail for safety.

Adults start with 5 minutes of rebounding and increase their time as fitness improves. Seniors start with 2 minutes ten times per day, with at least 30 minutes between sessions. It is necessary for older people to start gradually in order to give the connective tissue holding internal organs in place time to strengthen. This prevents the possibility of prolapsed organs - the only contra-indication to rebounding reported in the literature. This is doubly important if you have had surgery that may have cut the connective tissue holding organs. Inactive or wheel-chair bound seniors find that rebounding gives them renewed vigor and zest for life. Blind or handicapped people can purchase a hand rail that attaches to their rebound mini-trampoline. Hyperactive children are reported to calm down after a few days of rebounding. Rebounding is for everyone. People can use the rebound mini-trampoline whenever they have a few minutes during the day.


Before you fold your rebounder, it is very important to use the velcro straps to pull the spring cover away from the hinges. If you do not do this, then the spring cover will be torn and when you unfold your rebounder the torn spring cover will be caught in the hinges. Messy!


"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health." - Hippocrates


Greater survival after breast cancer in physically active women with high vegetable-fruit intake regardless of obesity by Pierce, et al.

In this remarkable study, eating fruits and vegetables did NOT increase long term survival, exercise did NOT increase long term survival, but eating fruits and vegetables PLUS exercise DID increase long term survival by 50%.

This shows the importance of the synergy that can develop between different aspects of your anti-cancer program.




In both Chinese medicine and the traditional medicine of India called Ayurveda, the doctor's role is to prevent illness, not to diagnose and cure illness after it has ravaged your body.

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Approximately 65% of the population of North America is now overweight or obese.

  Walking 30 minutes daily prevents weight gain.

Much of the fat deposited in the modern body may be there simply because the body lacks adequate enzymes and oxygen to metabolize it.

Iodine plays a key role in regulating your energy level and, subsequently, your level of body fat. 

A diet high in nucleotides helps improve cellular metabolism and energy level.

People who eat coconut oil each day tend to have normal weight and less cancer. Coconut oil is good for cooking.

 Resveratrol is a powerful anti-cancer nutrient found in the seeds and skins of grapes. Resveratrol is also becoming popular for its ability to remove excess fat from the body.

 Green tea is another food that helps you prevent cancer and lose weight. 

Vitamin C helps prevent cancer and plays a key role in the conversion of fat into energy by cells.

Vitamin D is also important for fat metabolism and cancer prevention. Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D.

Essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) in equal quantities help prevent cancer, increase the metabolic rate and are converted to prostaglandins that help keep you thin.

Glyconutrients can help you lose fat while increasing muscle tissue.

Avoid obesogens

  A survey of 300 people who lost 50 pounds and kept it off for 2 years showed only two lifestyle differences: daily exercise, and less watching television.

Monitor your health with a body composition monitor 1, 2




Needak Rebounder Folding Mini-trampoline with Carry-case & Spring cover (Half-fold, Blue)

The only exercise trampoline you will ever need
Industrial quality construction, suitable for home, office or commercial use
Soft-Bounce™ spring absorbs as much as 85% of the impact of each bounce
Affordable and portable/foldable exercise trampoline
Easy to learn, easy to use, and provides incredibly efficient low impact exercise
All weather exercise trampoline for people off all ages and fitness levels

Optional stabilizing bar.

Read about rebounding and exercise:

Brooks, Linda, Rebounding to Better Health, KE Publishing, 1995.

Brooks, Linda, Cancer - A Simple Approach, Vitally Yours Press, 2002.

Brooks, Linda, Rebounding and Your Immune System, Vitally Yours Press, 2003.

Carter, Albert E., The New Miracles of Rebound Exercise, A.L.M. Publishers, Fountain Hills, AZ 85260, 1988.

Carter, Albert Earl & Larry Lymphocyte, The Cancer Answer, A.L.M. Publishers, Fountain Hills, AZ 85260, 1988.

Jerome, John, Staying Supple - The Bountiful Pleasures of Stretching, Breakaway Books, 1998. The only thing any muscle can do is contract. All stretching is aimed at pulling it back out to its proper length. Contracting muscles keeps them alive, stretching them keeps them elastic. Keeps them, and thus you, supple. Function is maintained by use. Every hard training day should be alternated with a rest day. Use the rest day to stretch. Pull out the sorenesses. Work them but don't stress them. A lot of hatha yoga is in general use in physical therapy but isn't called by that name, in order not to scare people off. Avoid injury (traumatic loading) by doing things the easy way. "More moves go bad because they're launched too early than because they're too late. As a canny old pro once told me, you have to have the confidence to take the time."

Diet is another factor impacting muscles. The alkaline minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium help relax the muscles, detoxify acidic metabolic waste products and even calm the nervous system. Absence of these minerals can cause muscle spasms and cramps. Bicarbonate buffering of lactic acid generated during exercise. 

Aspartame and other chemicals in the diet may also be a factor. Buildup of toxic chemicals in muscle tissue may cause inflammation and spasms. Hyperthermia may be an effective means to remove this toxic material, allowing the muscles to relax.

Muscle tone is impacted by emotion. This is one reason why calming the mind and dissolving stress with meditation can relax the body.

We find that electromagnetic radiation (cell phones, smart meters, WIFI and other nearby sources of electromagnetic pollution) can cause muscles to become tense, particularly in the neck and shoulders.

Singer, Sydney Ross, and Soma Grismaijer, Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras, Avery Publishing Group, 1995. Fibrocystic Breast Disease is "Tight Bra Syndrome" - Sydney Ross Singer, September 27, 1998:  "When Soma and I did our research for Dressed To Kill we were not aware of how easily women can recover from fibrocystic breast disease by foregoing the bra. Bras, by their very design, alter the shape of the breasts for fashion. To alter breast shape you have to apply constant pressure on the breast tissue. That is why bras are elastic garments. This pressure from the bra impedes the circulation in the breast tissue, specifically, the circulation of the lymphatic system. This system is composed of microscopic vessels that originate in the breast tissue and drain the tissue of fluid, which is directed through these vessels to the lymph nodes. The lymphatic vessels are extremely thin and small, and have no pump, such as the heart, to propel its contents forward. As a result, lymphatic vessels are easily constricted by external pressure, such as that applied to the breast tissue constantly by the brassiere. It is compression of these lymph vessels that prevents the proper draining of the breast tissue, leading to fluid accumulation in the breast. Medically, this is called lymphedema of the breast, secondary to constriction from the bra. This fluid accumulation leads to breast tenderness and pain, and ultimately the fluid develops into cysts. The cysts over time become hard, and we have a picture of the creation of fibrocystic breast disease. Within days or weeks of ending breast constriction by bras, the breast tissue is allowed to flush out this excess fluid, cysts disappear, and breast pain and tenderness are minimal if at all present. From our research with hundreds of women, getting rid of the bra has resulted in remarkable recovery of breast health in over 95% of the cases. Since foregoing the bra for a month is cost-free and risk-free, and may prove beneficial, we encourage all women who wear bras to partake in a self-study to see for themselves, on themselves, whether their bras have been damaging their breasts. Keep in mind that breast disease is only a problem in bra wearing cultures. Women who are bra-free have the same breast cancer incidence as men. And don't wait for the cancer detection and treatment industry to endorse this information before you try it. Billions of dollars are made each year treating breast cancer. Nobody will make money by women loosening up to prevent this disease. The prevention of breast disease is up to each individual woman. Just stop binding the breasts with bras in the name of fashion, and begin to love yourself and respect your body." Editor's note: Enzymes and vitamin E can also dissolve breast lumps, and potassium iodide has been found to help fibrocystic breast disease.

Sneider, Harry, and Sarah Sneider, Harry and Sarah Sneider's Olympic Trainer: Fitness Excellence through Resistive Rebounding, Sneider Family Fitness, Inc., 2000.

Walker, Dr. Morton, Jumping For Health - Guide to Rebounding Aerobics, Avery Publishing Group Inc., Garden City Park, New York, 1989.

"Farmers use cooked potatoes to fatten pigs for market. They've found that pigs on cooked potatoes fatten faster and more economically than pigs on raw potatoes. This evidence shows the great difference between cooked calories and raw calories. Indeed, from my work in a sanitarium many years ago, I've found that it was impossible to get people fat on raw foods, regardless of the calorie intake." - Dr. Edward Howell


Fat in your body is mostly long-chain fatty acids. Coconut oil and palm kernel oil are medium chain fatty acids, and so these fatty acids rarely end up as body fat. Instead they are burned by the body for energy. Pacific Islanders eat tremendous quantities of coconut oil and enjoy good health. When coconut products are fed to pigs, the pigs lose weight.


Monitor your body composition with the Body Composition Monitor 1, 2.


"Decreased vitamin D levels result in less production and secretion of the hormone leptin. Leptin was recently discovered to be one of the primary hormones involved in fat storage and weight loss. Millions of dollars are now being spent on trying to duplicate these effects by artificially increasing levels of leptin in the body or turning it into a weight-loss drug. The simple answer, of course, is to ensure you're producing and/or receiving adequate amounts of vitamin D." - Dr. David Williams


You might mount a Vitamin D sunlamp beside your rebounder so you can enjoy double benefit during the time spent rebounding.

If you enjoy walking, buy a pedometer and try to walk 10,000 steps per day. The average North American adult walks 3,000 to 5,000 steps per day. A study of an Old Order Amish community in Ontario, Canada found that the women walk an average of 14,196 steps each day and the men averaged 18,425 steps a day. Most of these steps were while doing hard physical labor. Despite healthy appetites, very few of these people were overweight. (Med Sci Sports Exers 04;36(1):79-85). Regular walking for about 45 minutes two or three times per week increases the blood flow to the brain and results in improved learning, memory, and attention span in older adults. (Proc Matl Acad Sci 04;101(9):3316-21 and Brain Behav Immun 01:18(3):214-20)

To have optimum weight and stay healthy, consume equal quantities of omega-3 (flax oil) and omega-6 (olive oil) essential fatty acids, eat an enzyme rich, nutrient dense diet and get sufficient exercise so that you burn all the calories that you eat. A small amount of sugar helps the food go down. Too much sugar displaces the food and leaves you with a starving fat body.

One of the causes of the present epidemic of obesity is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is cheaper than sugar and is found in manufactured food products in great quantities. "Unlike table sugar, HFCS doesn't trigger the release of leptin, the substance that makes you feel full and stop eating. Worse still, it doesn't suppress the release of ghrelin, the substance that makes you hungry." - Dr. David Williams. If you want to control your weight, it is absolutely necessary to avoid any products that contain high fructose corn syrup. HFCS is a manufactured product that first entered the food supply in the 1970's. More than any other food, HFCS is responsible for the obesity epidemic. High fructose corn syrup also ruins your liver.

Avoid Monosodium glutamate (MSG). Scientists use MSG to create obese rats to study.


Trigger Point Therapy

85% of human pain is caused by muscles. Chronic tension in the muscles can be painful in its own right, but it has many consequences due to blockage of the flow of lymph, pressure on nerves and blood vessels, and abnormal wear on the joints. Chronic muscle tension prevents full range of motion of the joints, distorts posture, interferes with coordination and weakens the entire musculature. Chronic tension consumes energy and nutrients, and generates excessive waste products. Relaxed muscles will stretch whereas tense muscles will tear.
The particular insight offered by trigger point therapy comes from focusing on individual muscle fibers. Individual muscle fibers or clumps of fibers can be locked in tension even when the muscle as a whole is relaxed and seeming to function normally. These knots of tense muscle fibers can be as small as the head of a pin or the size of a grain of rice or larger. If large enough they can be felt. Trigger point therapy is a type of massage designed to release these knots of tension in the muscles.  
In our opinion, trigger point therapy should be mastered by every massage therapist. To find your nearest qualified trigger point therapist, look at the "Find a Therapist" section of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists website.
For more information see The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, by Clair Davies.
The scholarly basis for trigger point therapy originates in Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, by Janet Travell, David Simons, et al.



"Staying supple requires that you keep your connective tissue healthy. You do that by giving it an appropriate level of use. Appropriate use means, among other things, avoiding traumatic loading." - John Jerome



"Both whirlpool and massage gently manipulate the tissue to stimulate circulation, and therefore speed waste removal and repair." - John Jerome


Many athletes have damaged their cartilage, ligaments and other connective tissue. Calcium orotate may help, as well as strengthen bones. Prolotherapy can also help.

"Accuse not nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine."
- John Milton, Paradise Lost

"The most beautiful motion will be that which accomplishes the greatest results with the least effort."
- Plato


Off to a Fast Start...Wonderful Therapeutic Baths

Many alternative treatments for cancer focus on diet. However, for various reasons cancer patients may have difficulty eating and we have intentionally designed our 8 step program to include significant non-dietary techniques. Oxygen and exercise (Rebound Mini-Trampoline) we have already discussed. Now we will move on to the wonderful benefits of hyperthermia and therapeutic baths. The Schlenz-bath in particular you can do at home in your own bath tub and is useful for both cancer treatment and prevention.

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Needak Rebounder Folding Mini-trampoline with Carry-case & Spring cover (Half-fold, Blue)

The only exercise trampoline you will ever need
Industrial quality construction, suitable for home, office or commercial use
Soft-Bounce™ spring absorbs as much as 85% of the impact of each bounce
Affordable and portable/foldable exercise trampoline
Easy to learn, easy to use, and provides incredibly efficient low impact exercise
All weather exercise trampoline for people off all ages and fitness levels

Optional stabilizing bar.


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