This is an interesting article on the value of ASPARAGUS by a US Navy personnel
When I was in the USN I was stationed in Key West, Florida. I worked at the clinic at Naval Air Station on Big Coppitt Key just a few miles north of Key West. The hospital at Key West was for outpatient only for retired armed forces personnel that lived in the area. I had the day off and went inside the hospital barracks where I met a retired navy man who worked in the lab and was interesting to talk with. He was a retired biochemist and when he asked me what was going on that day I told him I had the day off but wished I was working as the crew was taking a sailor to Homestead as he had a very bad kidney infection. This elderly gent then told me that if the man had eaten asparagus he wouldn’t have that problem. I asked why as I love eating asparagus and he replied as follows: “You will notice how your urine stinks after eating asparagus as it helps to detoxify your body of harmful chemicals!” This was back in 1986 when I was stationed there and I would now like to share this story of Asparagus and its benefit.
On a personal note, my mother had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus, pureed it and took 4 tablespoons in the morning and the same later in the day. She did this for over a month. She was on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125. Her oncologist later told her that she will not need to see him for 3 months.
Several years ago I met a man seeking asparagus for a friend with cancer. He gave me a copy of an article, entitled “Asparagus For Cancer” printed in the Cancer News Journal, Dec. 1979. I will share it here as follows: I am a biochemist, specialized in relation of diet to health for over 50 years. Some years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I worked with him on his project and we have accumulated a number of favourable case histories.
Here are a few examples:
Case #1. A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the Asparagus Therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.
Case #2. A successful businessman, 68 years old, suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he began taking asparagus. Within 3 months examinations revealed that his bladder tumour had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.
Case #3. On March 5th 1971, a man with lung cancer was put on the operating table where they found the lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the Asparagus Therapy and immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared. He then went back to his regular business routine.
Case #4. A woman had been troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She developed different skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after beginning Asparagus Therapy, the skin specialist said her skin looked fine with no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the Asparagus Therapy also cured her kidney disease, which had started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus treatment.
I was not surprised at this result as `The elements of materia medica’, edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!
We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I therefore appeal to readers to spread this good news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.
For the treatment,
Patients usually show some improvement in 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but asparagus should be cooked before using. Fresh or canned asparagus can be used. I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.
Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree. Store in the refrigerator. Give the patient four full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening. Certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.
As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that`what cures can prevent.’ Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot while my wife prefers hers cold.
For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups. The last blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink.
As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theories about cancer.
Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic. In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good. It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body’s most potent anti-carcinogens and antioxidants.
Just a side note… In case you are wondering why this has not been made public, there is no profit in curing cancer!