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By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.
June 29, 2004

Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. Otto Warburg, discovered that when he lowered the oxygen levels of tissues by 35 % for 48 hours normal cells were converted into irreversible cancer cells. Cancer patients have low levels of oxygen in their blood usually around 60 compared to normal values of about 100 by pulse oximetry. The common therapies used to treat cancer (chemotherapy and radiation) both cause drastic falls in the body's oxygen levels. Tissues that are acidotic contain low levels of oxygen whereas tissues that are alkalotic have high levels of oxygen.

In a normal cell glucose and oxygen easily enter the cell and waste products are promptly eliminated from the cell. The cell ph remains in the normal range of 7.35. When the outer lining membranes of the cell are chronically irritated by toxic substances (exposure to carcinogens) this membrane functions abnormally by failing to permit oxygen to enter the cell while glucose is still able to enter the cell.

Potassium ions are responsible for the ability of glucose to enter the cell. Potassium enters cancer cells in a normal manner so glucose still enters the cancer cell. Cancer cells have only 1%[1] of the calcium content found in normal healthy cells. The calcium, magnesium and sodium ions, which are responsible for the intake of oxygen into the cell, can not enter the cancer cell but the potassium ion still enters these cells. Thus we have cancer cells containing glucose but no oxygen.

When oxygen fails to enter the cell the cell's ability to control it's ph is lost and the cell becomes quite acidic. This is caused by the appearance of abnormal metabolism (anerobic glycolysis) in which glucose is converted (fermentation) into two particles of lactic acid. This production of lactic acid promptly lowers the ph within the cell to 6.5 or lower. The lactic acid damages the template for proper DNA formation. Messenger RNA is also changed so the ability of the cell to control its growth is lacking. Rapid and uncontrolled cancer cell growth and division occurs. Vitamin C and zinc are able to enhance the uptake of cesium, rubidium, and potassium into cancer cells.

Why The Current Cancer Surveillance And Therapy Programs Have Failed

During our lives we all kill millions of cancer cells unless our immune systems become injured. When a clinician is able to diagnose a cancer of the lung by chest xray, breast cancer by mammogram, or colon cancer by colonoscopy etc. it has already been in the body for 6 to 8 years and has had ample time to spread to other parts of the body. This is the reason that the massive program to get annual mammograms in women is a complete failure. The survival rate from breast cancer is the same for women who have never had a mammogram as for those who obtain annual mammograms (large population studies from Canada and Denmark discovered this).

Cancer treatment programs are based on the false concept that chemotherapy will kill more tumor cells than healthy cells and thus lead to recovery. The very cells (bone marrow) that enable a human to recover from cancer are damaged by chemotherapy. How could a therapy known to cause cancer (radiation) be able to improve long term survival for very many cancer victims? The statistics show that no more people are surviving now than 25 years ago. Both chemotherapy and radiation injure the immune system which is vital for surviving cancer.

The cancer cartel has no interest in curing cancer because chemotherapy drugs are an enormously profitable product for the pharmaceutical industry. An important clue proving that there is no sincere interest in curing cancer is provided by the fact that only .5% (one half of one percent) of the dollars spent on cancer research is spent on research directed at stopping the spread[2] of cancer (metastases). When a cancer fails to spread the patient can live many comfortable years in an uneventful manner.

Factors Influencing The Development Of Malignant Diseases

All persons are normally killing millions of cancer cells unless their immune system becomes injured. There are at least 6 things that can injure the immune system:

  • Nutritional Deficiencies (examples) Inadequate reserves of vitamin C and E can increase the morbidity experienced in surgical ICUs after massive trauma. Lack of selenium increases the risk of developing malignancies, infections and heart disease.
  • Infection Serious infections can deplete phagocytes, cause coagulation problems, nutritional deficiencies, impaired circulation etc.
  • Exposure to Radiation Injury to DNA and bone marrow may follow radiation leading to malignant changes in cells and greater opportunity for infections to occur.
  • Toxins Exposure to unhealthy dietary transfats, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, fluoride etc. injures the immune system's ability to mobilize a prompt effective response. The lack of dietary essential omega 3 fatty acids is an important cause for immune injury for 90% of U.S. citizens.
  • Stress When prolonged stress occurs the body steadily releases cortisone that causes suppression of the immune system, death of nerve cells, failure to kill abnormal cells, and risk of infection may increase...
  • Aging There is diminished ability to activate the immune system as we age. This contributes to the occurrence of malignancies and infections in the elderly.

Have There Been Any Cures For Cancer?

All health care practitioners who have developed a cure for cancer from Dr. Coley's toxins in 1900 through Dr. Stanislaw Burzinsky's antineoplaston currently have been greeted with vicious opposition, lies in the media if the media even admits the product exists, inability to get information published in mainline journals where physicians could read it, and frequently there is continuing harassment from lawsuits threatening loss of medical licensure. There have been at least a dozen safe cures for cancer down through the past century of health care that have come and gone without the general public's awareness that they even existed. The cancer industry is so powerful that television, newspapers, and medical journals subsidized by revenue from pharmaceutical advertisements are generally unwilling to admit that these cures have ever existed. Often fabricated articles are published disparaging the safety and effectiveness of the cure thus frightening the general public away from some natural therapy that could make them well. It is quite difficult for lay people to realize who is giving them the truth..

Using Alkali Therapy To Cure Cancer

Parts of the world that have high levels of strong alkaline minerals in their water have a very low incidence of cancer. The Hopi Indians have water that contains rubidium and potassium while the Hunzas of Northern Pakistan have water high in cesium and potassium. The Hopis and Hunzas do not develop cancer unless they move away from their homeland. Of considerable interest both the Hopis and Hunzas eat apricot kernels on a regular basis (laetrile).

Effective therapies that cure cancer have come and gone frequently since 1900. Alkali therapy for cancer was developed in that era. It worked quite well for cancer but was forgotten when only a few practitioners heard about it and were willing to face the opposition that the medical establishment directs toward anyone not using conventional methods of therapy. The use of strong alkali provided a permanent cure[3] for many patients.

The most alkaline minerals (cesium, rubidium, potassium) are able to enter cancer cells. Their strong alkalinity, particularly that of cesium, causes the ph within the cell to rise to values of 8 or higher because they affect ph more than the weak acid (lactic acid) within the cancer cell. In the very alkaline state cancer cells can survive for only a few days or less depending on the degree of alkalinity present in the cancer cell. If many cancer cells die simultaneously the body's ability to process and eliminate the breakdown products of massive cellular death may be overwhelmed causing a "detoxification reaction". The primary organ involved in detoxification by the body is the liver. Symptoms might include flu like symptoms, headache, nausea, and skin rash. The liver can increase it's ability to eliminate toxins by the use of the herb milk thistle which is a good idea during cancer therapy.

Sometimes there is so much malignant tissue dying sinus tracts will appear on the skin. This enables the body to get more of the toxic substances released from dead cells out of the body faster. Healthy normal cells have normal electrical potential in their cell membranes which allows them to keep cesium out of the cells.

Cesium capsules can rarely be a cause for perforation of the stomach or small intestine if they become positioned against the wall of either organ. For this reason cesium must always be taken with food and the liquid form of cesium would appear to be safer than a capsule.

One of the conditions observed after cesium therapy was a striking rise in blood uric acid levels. This is caused by massive release of DNA from dead cancer cells. DNA is metabolized into uric acid. Typically the values went from 3.5 mg. to 20 mg. This has the potential to cause decreased kidney function because large amounts of uric acid appearing in kidney tubules can form crystals that block the tubules. If a large number of kidney tubules become blocked kidney function fails and uremia appears. This is easy to prevent by using the pharmaceutical drug Xyloprim (allopurinol) before and concomitantly with cesium so that excessively high values of uric acid do not develop. This might only be needed when 20 or more grams of cesium (high dosage) are being taken daily. Xyloprim lowers the blood level of uric acid by shifting the metabolism of proteins so that the body produces less uric acid, thus decreasing the blood levels of uric acid and the amount of uric acid the kidney needs to excrete.

Cancer cells contain a fibrin meshwork 13 to 15 times thicker than the fibrin meshwork surrounding normal cells. This fibrin mesh surrounding cancer cells is believed to play a key role in the ability of cancer cells to escape destruction by making it quite difficult for the killer lymphocytes, phagocyes and cytokines of the immune system to contact and destroy cancer cells. As we age our ability to manufacture enzymes steadily diminishes. The key enzyme component in an effective enzyme preparation is chymotrypsin or serrapeptase both of which increase the body's ability to produce more enzymes. We like Vitalzyme for malignancies because of the widespread reports of good results using the the enzyme serrapeptase which is found in Vitalzyme. The dose can begin with 3 tablets three times daily on an empty stomach. This dose should be steadily raised at regular intervals if no improvement is seen. Enzymatic digestion of this fibrin mesh is an important part of cancer therapy. The processing of dead cancer cells is also expedited by the digestion of tissue fragments caused by enzyme therapy.

Clinical Results With Cesium Therapy

Dr. H. E. Sartori began his cesium cancer therapy program in April 1981 at Life Sciences Universal Medical Clinics in Rockville, Md. Fifty patients with widespread metastatic tumor deposits were treated. Forty-seven of these 50 patients had already completed maximal modalities of treatment, i.e. surgery, radiation, multiple courses of chemotherapy before cesium was tried. Their condition was hopeless.

Cesium chloride was given in 3 equal divided doses of 6 to 9 grams daily. Supplemental vitamin A emulsion (100,000 to 300,000 U), vitamin C (4 to 30 grams), zinc (80 to 100 mg., selenium (600 to 1200 mg.), and amygadalin (1500 mg.) were given plus other supplements. The diet consisted primarily of whole grains, vegetables, linolenic acid rich foods (flaxseed, walnut, soy, wheat germ) and other supplemented food. EDTA (chelation, dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and a combination of vitamins K, and magnesium salts were also given. The types of malignancies treated included 10 patients with breast cancer, 9 with colon cancer, 6 with prostate cancer, 4 had pancreatic cancer, 5 had lung cancer, 3 had liver cancer (hepatoma), 3 had lymphoma, 1 had Ewing's sarcoma of the pelvis, 1 had an adenocarcinoma and 8 had cancer from an unknown site of origin.

Approximately 50 % of patients with breast, colon, prostate, pancreas and lung cancer survived. Three patients were comatose when the therapy was initiated. Thirteen patients died in the first 2 weeks of therapy. Autopsy results in each of these 13 disclosed reduction in tumor mass size caused by cesium therapy. Also pain disappeared in all patients within 1 to 3 days after initiation of cesium therapy. This may have reflected decreased production of lactic acid by dying cancer cells.

One breast cancer patient was of considerable interest. She was comatose when cesium therapy was initiated using a feeding tube. She received 10 grams of cesium chloride three times daily. She walked out of the hospital 5 days later. Unfortunately it was not appreciated that a hip had been completely replaced by tumor tissue which disappeared with therapy. Having no bony tissue to support her weight she fell at home fracturing her neck resulting in death. The autopsy revealed no hip bone and only very small amounts of cancer tissue. This is a spectacular therapeutic result despite the tragic death.

In a group of 8 patients where the site of origin of the malignancy was unknown 2 patients died in the first 14 days and 2 more died in the first year. Four of the patients were still alive when last heard from more than a year later. Conventional cancer therapy has never produced any results like these as similar cases without a clear site of origin for cancer usually die rapidly.

A patient with lymphoma had a huge hard abdomen. He weighed 250 pounds. 120 pounds of weight was lost in the first 3 months of cesium therapy. His spleen was initially in his pelvis. This shrank to nearly normal size. The liver was enlarged to the umbilicus before therapy. This returned to normal size in 3 months. He was alive 3 years later at which time he was again taking chemotherapy.

Dr. Sartori believes that doses of cesium should not exceed 20 to 40 grams daily because of side effects of nausea and diarrhea. He felt that these results confirmed earlier results by Messiha which had suggested that large doses of cesium seemed to be more effective than low doses.

Dr. Sartori took 40 grams of cesium himself which caused only nausea and unusual sensations around the mouth believed to be related to potassium depletion. The usual dosage used in his clinic was 2 or 3 grams three times daily. When there is no remaining sign of cancer he thinks the dose can be safely reduced to .5 or 1 gram daily. Some patients on cesium develop evidence of potassium depletion so serum potassium needs to be monitored along with uric acid blood levels. Any alkali therapy changes the ph of the body toward a more alkalotic state. This causes movement of potassium into cells which may result in low serum potassium values. This movement of potassium into cells means that a person can become seriously depleted of potassium even if there is no diarrhea or vomiting.

A case of primary liver cancer (hepatoma) was treated later. She was a 39 year old school teacher who was terminal on arrival on April 25, 1984. Her liver was enlarged 1 inch below the umbilicus. She walked out of the hospital on May 10, 1984. Her liver had shrunk to 2 inches above the umbilicus. The alpha fetoprotein tumor marker for hepatoma had decreased from 39,000 units to 5000 units.

On one occasion Dr. Sartori noticed the disappearance of metastatic tumor masses within one hour of cesium therapy. Two days later wrinkles appeared in the skin where the tumor masses had been located.

Physicist A. Keith Brewer became very interested in cancer in the 1930s. He performed fundamental research on the membranes surrounding normal cells, rapidly growing cells (embryonal and cancerous) and dead tissue. The methods used by him included spectrographic, fluorescence decay patterns, and phosphorescence decay patterns of radioisotopes of potassium in nature. He felt that he was one of only a few persons who had actually studied ion transport across membranes.

His research enabled him to devise a protocol to treat cancer patients using cesium. Dr. Brewer then treated 30 patients with various cancers using cesium with all subjects surviving. The patients he treated were obviously not as sick as those in Dr. Sartori's group but his results provide further very encouraging evidence about cesium's value.

Rescuing 25 cancer victims from certain death is a remarkable accomplishment for cesium therapy. Conventional therapy for malignancies using chemotherapy and radiation has never been able to cure patients whose initial tumor has spread to another site i.e. liver, lung , brain, etc. The nearly deceased patients treated by Dr. Sartori had tumor deposits scattered all over their bodies. A sizeable number (50 %) of these patients recovered. Additionally, it is unheard of for a patient whose site of origin of a tumor remains unknown to recover. In Dr. Sartori's series 4 out of 8 such patients were alive one year later.

I am sorry that the results of Sartori and Brewer's studies using cesium have not received the wide publication they deserve but this is not surprising. If you know a person with "hopeless" or any other cancer cesium seems like a promising direction to pursue.

In my opinion an ideal therapy for malignancies needs to meet several criteria:

  • Safety There have been only a few serious complications of cesium noted (perforations, severe nausea) which may be avoided with liquid cesium.
  • Simplicity The therapy needs to be simple enough that an ordinary practitioner can manage it. The patients not requiring hospital care should be able to be cared for in an office practice where any needed lab studies can be obtained.
  • Reasonable Expense While not cheap at $80 to $200 for a months supply of cesium this is a pittance compared to the cost of chemotherapy and the certainty of unpleasant side effects from chemotherapy agents.
  • Easy Dissemination Of Information About Therapy The public needs to become aware that the pharmaceutical industry and their friends in the FDA and other regulatory agencies will do everything they can to block the spread of information that could decrease the sale of chemotherapy drugs. Cancer has been cured at least twelve times since 1900 but the public never hears about it. Lay people armed with a little understanding of how cesium works and where it can be purchased can save a lot of lives.

There are not many medical practitioners trained in some of the effective sophisticated natural therapies used to treat malignancies. With cancer now ready to supplant heart attacks as the leading cause for death in the U.S. medical practitioners will need to become teachers and enlist lay people to spread good news if the cancer epidemic is to be defeated. Expect no assistance from government bureaucrats because their allegiance is clearly to the pharmaceutical firms who take good care of them. Of course, this does not mean that there are not many government employees sincerely interested in public health measures. Unfortunately these dedicated persons are not the ones making the decisions.

Specific Measures To Increase Survival From Malignancies

  • Avoid chemotherapy and radiation as these therapies injure the immune system and impair your chances of recovery.
  • Eat only organic produce. Initially subsist on fruit and vegetables until it is clear you are improving (better appetite and strength with weight gain). These can be juiced or raw but should not be cooked because cooking destroys the food enzymes. Have 3 glasses of carrot juice daily. Cold salads with flax oil and Bragg's raw apple cider vinegar are delicious. When you add cooked food (fish, grazed beef without hormones, chicken free of hormones), be sure to cook with virgin olive oil, unrefined coconut oil or butter. Eat no white bread, white rice, or white sugar which are foods from which most nutrients have been removed (vitamins, fiber, minerals). Our immune phagocytic cells are unable to kill tumor cells or bacteria for 8 hours after sugar is eaten. Avoid all sugar containing processed food from supermarkets by eating only organic food that will spoil. Eating only vegetables and fruit initially contributes to alkalinizing the body and gives the immune system a boost in defeating cancer.
  • Drink only filtered water so you do not have the problems of petrochemical residue, pesticides, herbicides, chlorine, fluoride, and heavy metals in drinking water hindering your effort to recover.
  • Exercise regularly as this improves oxygenation of the body. Walking is fine (1 ½ miles daily) at least 6 days weekly.
  • Eliminate stress from your life. Many authorities think that stress plays a major role in initiating cancer. When we are stressed our adrenal glands steadily secrete large amounts of cortisone. Persons who endure prolonged stress develop a state of immuno-suppression where the body's immune system becomes less able to kill tumor cells. Prolonged damage to the immune system actually leads to death of nerve cells. Vietnam veterans have been found to have 8 to 15 % atrophy of their hippocampus the part of the brain involved in memory.
  • Be sure you are taking a good multivitamin, mineral and nutrient supplement. You need 200 mcg. of selenium, at least 2 grams of vitamin C with bioflavinoids, vitamin D 800 or more units daily, zinc, copper, B complex, vitamin E 400 units, lycopene, carotene, magnesium, boron, manganese, etc. Selenium intake on a daily long term basis (200 mcg.) prevents nearly 50 % of cancer from appearing. All patients on chelation therapy need mineral supplements to prevent trace mineral depletion from chelation.
  • Take Vitalzym. This potent enzyme product can dissolve the fibrin coating protecting cancer cells from destruction. Vitalzym is available from Natural Health Team 1-800-416-2806. The dose starts with three tablets three times daily on an empty stomach.
  • Give your immune system a break. You must terminate alcohol, cigarettes, and recreational drugs as all three of these damage the immune system making recovery less likely.
  • All persons in developed nations are exposed to toxic substances on a daily basis (heavy metals, fluoride, mercury from amalgams, aluminum, cadmium from cigarette smoke, excess estrogen from hydrocarbons in the air, plastics, pesticides, herbicides, dioxins, and hormones used in animals to increase growth rate, transfats from processed food, margarine, salad oils, cooking oils, etc).

These toxic substances can be decreased by oral chelation with Essential Daily Defense EDD. The removal of metals[4] by chelation from sites where they are stored underneath the endothelium (lining) of the arterioles greatly improves oxygenation and general health. Enzyme function improves as toxic metals leave the body and the anticlotting effect of the Red Algae (carrageenan) in EDD is a valuable protection against strokes and heart attacks. Persons taking oral chelation with EDD will become deleted of trace minerals if they are not taking broad mineral supplements. Essential Daily Defense and a vitamin, mineral supplement (Advanced Mega Multi) are available from 1-800-416-2806.

  • Try to get 30 minutes of sunlight daily without sunscreens or sun glasses. This will help restore ultraviolet light, a critical nutrient, to the body and thus raise vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is a powerful anti-oxidant that prevents cancer. Seventy percent of U.S. citizens are deficient in vitamin D.
  • Be sure you are taking ground flaxseed or flax oil, fish oil or perilla oil as 90 % of U. S. citizens are seriously depleted of omega 3 fatty acids which are absent from processed foods. When we lack omega 3 fatty acids our bodies are forced to use synthetic transfats to build the membranes that surround each cell. This forced use of these poor quality oils creates flawed cell membranes leading to Type 2 diabetes, arteriosclerosis, obesity and malignancies. Persons depleted of omega 3 fatty acids become immune suppressed which enables cancers to start growing and spreading.

Who Should Be Considered For Cesium Therapy?

This is an ideal therapy for anyone with terminal malignancy. If you know someone who has been told get your affairs in order you only have 3 to 6 months to live that person has a reasonable chance of recovery with cesium therapy. They may need 3 to 6 grams of cesium three times daily to recover. The person who is emaciated and unable to eat anything or is in a terminal coma she get 9 grams of cesium three times daily.

Other cancer patients who have not lost their appetites and are eating normally might be tried on one gram of cesium three times daily with observation for signs of recovery (receding tumor masses). The dose should be raised if there is no obvious improvement in 4 to 6 weeks.

The ability of cesium to heal metastatic cancer and cancers that have started and spread without their site of origin being known makes cesium quite important in treating malignancies. Cesium works in lymphomas so there is a possibility it could cure leukemia and polycythemia vera as well because the cells of origin in both are derived from bone marrow ( lymphocytes, white blood cells, red blood cells).

Cesium can be obtained in liquid form from Phone 1-417-546-8220 and from Rainbow Minerals Phone1-800-642-9670.


1 Brewer, A. Keith Ph.D The High ph Therapy for Cancer, Tests on Mice and Humans Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior v. 21, supp 1 pg. 15, 1984
2 Moss. Ralph W. Losing the War on Cancer Townsend Lettter for Doctors & Patients pg. 33 June 2004
3 Richardson, Joseph G. Health and Longevity University of Pennsylvania. Pg. 378 1909
4 Aenold J Clean out your arteries---at home, without a needle, and at a fraction of the cost. Health Sciences Institute Members Alert August 2003 pg 1-4

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Dr. James A. Howenstine is a board certified specialist in internal medicine who spent 34 years caring for office and hospital patients. After 4 years of personal study he became convinced that natural products are safer, more effective, and less expensive than pharmaceutical drugs. This research led to the publication of his book A Physicians Guide To Natural Health Products That Work. Information about these products and his book can be obtained from and at and phone 1-800-416-2806 U.S. Dr. Howenstine can be reached at and by mail at Dr. James Howenstine, C/O Remarsa USA SB 37, P.O. Box 25292, Miami, Fl. 33102-5292.









There are not many medical practitioners trained in some of the effective sophisticated natural therapies used to treat malignancies. With cancer now ready to supplant heart attacks as the leading cause for death in the U.S. medical practitioners will need to become teachers and enlist lay people to spread good news if the cancer epidemic is to be defeated.