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Colon cancer cure testimonial - on Sutherlandia frutescens against cancer

Pain and tumor vanish thanks to the "cancer bush", selenium and zinc

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This page features an excerpt from George Bekker's book "Natural Treatment of Cancer" followed by background information on the Sutherlandia plant's potential effect against cancer.

The book excerpt, published here with special permission of the author, furnishes another brilliant example of just how easy it can be to keep malignant growths under total control (in fact make them disappear) - as well as get rid of all concomitant pain, in this case essentially by using selenium and sutherlandia tablets and without even applying any dietary and lifestyle changes and upgrades (an omission which, incidentally, Healing Cancer Naturally would advise against).

Here is George Bekker's amazing and uplifting report on the simple healing of his friend Piet:

"My interest in cancer is that of a student and researcher. Circumstances compelled me on one occasion to treat a person with cancer. His name was Piet van der Merwe and it was middle December 2004. We were busy closing the factory for our yearly rest, when I first heard about Piet’s problem. He had a room at the back of the small factory, in order to raise the alarm, in case of a burglary.

Piet had severe pain in his abdomen. The doctor told him that it was colon cancer and that he should make an appointment with the hospital in January! I could not accept the fact that a man in such pain had to wait three weeks for an appointment. As I had some knowledge about cancer I went to a chemist and bought a number of supplements.

To cut a long story short: within two weeks, Piet was without pain and when the hospital eventually passed a camera through his intestines (April[!] 2005) they only found a few nodules in one place. They were unsure about what to do and repeated the investigation a month later. It was concluded that there was nothing wrong with Piet.

Piet’s pills consisted of one zinc, two selenium and four Sutherlandia pills a day. It was not always simple sailing since Piet never informed me when he needed medication.

One Monday morning, I was informed that Piet was really sick but protested when the staff wanted to call for an ambulance. I rushed to Piet’s room and ascertained that he had been without Sutherlandia for some time. I bought another bottle and within a few days Piet was well. The same thing happened when he ran out of selenium.

The story had a tragic end. I sold the business and lost contact with Piet. It seems that he stopped the medication and started using a certain powder for his pain. An artery in his stomach burst one night and he bled to death [Piet smoked and never followed a special diet and kept on eating meat and drinking coffee]."

On a more upbeat note, George Bekker adds that "An old neighbour who lived opposite me told me about his uncle who cured his cancer by only drinking cancer bush [Sutherlandia] (the leaves), collected in the veld. The tea from these leaves is really alkaline and nearly undrinkable" so Sutherlandia pills are a preferred option. [End of excerpt from George Bekker's book "Natural Treatment of Cancer: Background Information and Therapies" which can be downloaded in its entirety here].

It is interesting to note that Piet required both selenium and Sutherlandia to keep his tumor under control and in fact, reverse his disease.

On Sutherlandia frutescens against cancer

Sutherlandia frutescens is a southern African plant with a long history of traditional medicinal use. It is also known as balloon pea, cancer bush, Colutea frutescens, Lessertia frutescens as well as under other names.

In contradistinction to what one may read in the English-language Wikipedia, Sutherlandia boasts some "scientific credibility" thanks to various studies that have been carried out researching its effects on diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Aids. Searching the medical database PubMed for the terms "Sutherlandia and cancer" for instance yields a number of pertinent results including

  • Sutherlandia frutescens extracts can induce apoptosis in cultured carcinoma cells (published in 2005)
    From the conclusion: "...warrant(s) further research with a view to develop Sutherlandia frutescens extracts for use in anti-cancer therapy."
  • The apoptosis-inducing effects of Sutherlandia spp. extracts on an oesophageal cancer cell line (2011)
    Quote: "S. frutescens and S. tomentosa extracts show promise as apoptosis-inducing anti-cancer agents."
  • In-vitro effects of Sutherlandia frutescens water extracts on cell numbers, morphology, cell cycle progression and cell death in a tumorigenic and a non-tumorigenic epithelial breast cell line (2009)
    Quote: "...warranting future studies on this multi-purpose medicinal plant in southern Africa."
  • In-vitro culture studies of Sutherlandia frutescens on human tumor cell lines (2004)
    Quote: "Sutherlandia ethanolic extract showed a concentration-dependent antiproliferative effect on several human tumor cell lines."

All of the above studies were published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

On selenium against cancer

Selenium's positive influence on cancer has been studied quite extensively, e.g. in a landmark 10-year JAMA study which showed a reduction both in cancer incidence and mortality thanks to selenium. More at On selenium and cancer.


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