Tumors Disintegrate by Removing the Fibrin Coating and Sodium Ring
Why are cancer tumors often hard to get rid of? Because they have a “shield-like” protective coating around them called a “Fibrin” coating and “Sodium Ring”. This makes it very difficult for our immune system to disable or attack tumors as its like someone shooting arrows at another person who has a large shield, which simply causes their arrows to bounce off.
When cancer cells cover themselves with this protein fibrin coating, they effectively hide from our immune system. So even if you have a strong working immune system it may not be able to effectively disintegrate cancer tumors. This thick protective fibrin coating and sodium ring literally prevents the body’s defense system from getting inside the cancer cells to destroy them.
How To Remove the Protective Shield
You will need to use a few natural but very effective remedies to “remove” this protective shield. Here is what the Budwig Center recommends:
 Modified Citrus Pectin Removes the Fibrin
Modified Citrus Pectin can help with almost any type of cancer says Dr. Issac Eliaz. He states “The Galectin-3 molecule is present in almost every kind of cancer. And that’s why the researched form of modified citrus pectin is beneficial in almost every kind of cancer—stopping tumor formation, growth, and metastasis.
And because of its ability to halt and reverse the inflammatory and fibrotic damage done by Galectin-3, this modified citrus pectin becomes much more important in the treatment of cancer and in the treatment of other deadly conditions like cardiovascular disease, which are driven by Galectin-3.
Because of its multitude of protective benefits, including immune support, detoxification, and other important actions, this researched form of modified citrus pectin is highly regarded as a powerful therapeutic agent for protecting and promoting long-term health on the cellular level.” 
What is Modified Citrus Pectin?
Pectin is found in abundance in the peels of citrus fruits, like lemons, limes, and oranges. However, we cannot make an effective anti-fibrin remedy by simply cutting up these citrus peels and putting them in our food. They need to be “modified”. That is why it is called modified citrus pectin (MCP) because the pectin has been changed so that it’s easier for the body to absorb it in your digestive system. Modified citrus pectin is also considered a prebiotic, which encourages healthy bacteria to grow in the gut.
This process involves taking regular pectin and then making the molecules smaller, with a special enzyme- and pH-controlled process to break them up. There may be different brand names on the market of MCP, however the original form of MCP that Dr. Eliaz helped develop over 25 years ago, contains the correct size and structure that’s been clinically shown to be effective is the only type used and recommended at the Budwig Center.
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How Does Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) Destroy Cancer?
Dr Eliaz explains: “MCP’s anticancer actions come from its unique ability to bind and block galectin-3. Because galectin-3 drives cancer growth through multiple mechanisms, it’s a critical target in cancer prevention and treatment. If you can take away the cancer cell’s ability to communicate, you basically pull the plug on its power supply. If cancer cells cannot spread or feed themselves, they will eventually die.”
In addition to fighting cancer, boosting the immune system, preventing fibrosis, and blocking galectin-3, MCP is also helpful in detoxification by removing many heavy metals, environmental toxins, and radioactive isotopes from the body.
Dr Eliaz also recommends MCP if you are undergoing radiation treatment and/or chemotherapy. He says: “More than this, there are also very good studies showing that modified citrus pectin enhances the therapeutic effects of radiation, as well as multiple chemotherapeutic drugs. Because let’s say somebody has a certain cancer, and they get radiation therapy. The cancer was eliminated, hopefully. But, for the next 3-5 years, they are going to produce chronic inflammation post-radiation, and get post-radiation fibrosis with terrible side effects. The researched form of modified citrus pectin can reduce or eliminate the fibrosis, based on one of its very basic mechanisms: The ability to bind and block Galectin-3.”
MCP can improve immune function by activating the immune cells known as Natural Killer (NK) cells and strengthening their ability to fight cancer cells and even leukemia cells. So MCP can be used not only for treatment of cancer and not only for prevention of metastasis—but also for the prevention of side effects.
Modified Citrus Pectin Studies
Several studies have shown that MCP is effective in slowing the growth of all types of cancer, including prostate cancer. Dr. Isaac Eliaz and Dr. Stephen Strum did a study in December 2003 involving 10 prostate cancer patients. The results of this study were very promising, with 80% of the patients showing a significant slowing in the rise of their PSA. This showed that the cancer was slowing down.
Laboratory results from research at the Columbia University in 2010 suggested that MCP can suppress cell expansion and cause apoptosis (death to cancer cells) in prostate cancer cell lines. It can do this in both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent cells.
MCP also has very important benefits in the treatment of aggressive breast cancer. In a study done in 2002 in vivo showed that MCP treatment prevented tumor growth in breast cancer and the higher the dose, the stronger the results.
Another study was conducted in 2008 in Germany on 49 different patients with advanced cases of colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, throat cancer, and others. These patients had already had unsuccessful experiences with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. The patients took 5 grams of MCP three times per day (total of 15 grams daily). After less than 3 months, most of the patients reported improved quality of life and reduced pain. A man in the group with advanced prostate cancer had a 50 % decrease in his PSA level. 
Numerous studies have shown how galectin-3 can cause inflammation and then fibrosis in organs, such as the liver, kidneys, and heart. Over a period of time left uncontrolled, inflammation causes a buildup of scar tissue, which hardens tissues and organs. This is the main reason for many chronic and deadly disease states, including heart failure and cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, etc. MCP combats this by binding to galectin-3 and interrupting fibrosis, protecting organs from both inflammation and fibrosis.
MCP however, should not be considered as a “stand alone” treatment for cancer. When MCP is used along with the Budwig protocol outstanding results can be achieved. Studies have shown that MCP is also very helpful in treating conditions that involve inflammation and fibrosis including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver cirrhosis
Are There any Side Effects from Taking MCP?
Some people may experience mild digestive discomfort at first, related to the fiber content. These are minimal and often resolve themselves after the initial adjustment period.
 Potassium and Iodine Helps Reduce Tumors
Dr. Cope, wrote a paper on cell pathology, or tissue damage syndrome which was published in Physiological Chemistry and Physics 9(6), 1977. He explained, what happens when our cells are injured or hurt as in the case of someone with cancer.
“No matter what tissue in the body, and no matter what the cause of injury, the unifying set of occurrences in the tissue damage syndrome are 1) loss of potassium, 2) acceptance of sodium, and 3) swelling with excess water to create cellular edema.
What happens to a cell which has swollen with too much water? Inside the cell, the environment becomes inappropriate for the manufacture of energy. ATP is the immediate source of energy required for functions of the body at the cellular level. Without ATP the cell dies. Without ATP we die. When the cell has swollen with too much water, ATP production is inhibited.
What we need to do is reduce as much as possible sodium from the diet and then supplement a high potassium diet, along with additional potassium supplementation.
The more potassium that enters the cells the more sodium is “pushed” out of the cells In order to ensure that the ATP (mitochondria) energy production is working at the proper level, thyroid extract is recommended, which is an amino acid iodinated (with iodine) which signals cellular mitochondria to replicate and second tells mitochondria to make more energy in the form of ATP. According to Dr. David Brownstein – a leading expert on iodine supplementation, approximately 90% of the U.S. population is iodine deficient (urinary clearance of less than 90%) and over 72% are severely iodine deficient (urinary clearance of less than 40%). 
[Find out more about this Thyroid Extract at the end of this report]
To illustrate what happens when a person has cancer, or some other chronic diseases related to chemical and emotional toxins is similar to what happens with a city is over polluted by contamination from the sewer system leaking into the fresh water source. It is hard to make fresh clean water from sewage water.
When our cells are damaged, they lose potassium and gain sodium and are swollen with water which is visible with MRI scans. This is the condition around every tumor.
To reduce tumors and reverse cancer, logically we need to restrict sodium and favor a high potassium diet. That is what Budwig food program is, which is basically fruit and vegetable diet with fresh raw juices, raw salads and only lightly steam cooked vegetables. Foods high in sodium are salt, sauces, salad dressings, cured meats, bacon, pickles, bullion, instant soup, roasted salted nuts, snacks, fast foods, and canned foods.
Salt needs to be restricted. Himalayan salt is the best choice; however, it should be used sparingly when someone has cancer. Foods high in potassium are bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, apricots, grapefruit, prunes, raisins, dates, cooked spinach, cooked broccoli, potatoes, mushrooms, peas, cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, leafy greens and low-fat yogurt.
Balancing the sodium/potassium levels and activating the ATP will create a situation in which the cancer cells with tend to return to normal. Reducing sodium rich foods and increasing your intake of potassium rich foods is important, however it will not be enough to restore damaged cells. You will need to take a potassium supplement as well.
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Protein Restriction Reduces Tumors and Starves Cancer
As soon as you start on a high potassium and low sodium diet and cut out protein, immediately a tremendous amount of sodium comes out in the urine. This originates from the inside of cells. Protein restriction is very effective because it turns on T-lymphocytes which can infiltrate tumors and kill tumor cells. The problem of protein restriction is that you need protein so this should only be done for a maximum of about 6 to 8 weeks so as not to compromise immunity.
To help remove all this toxic waste, you are encouraged to do a 6 week Juice Therapy which consists of 100% liquid diet of mostly green leaf (items you put in a salad), carrot, celery, beet, cabbage, and wheat grass juices and some low glycemic fruit juice, soup broth, detox teas and water. CLICK HERE to read more about the benefits of Juice Therapy.
At the same time, you are encouraged to do daily coffee enemas. Coffee stimulates an enzyme system in the liver (glutathione-S-transferase), which is capable to remove from the bloodstream a vast variety of electrophiles. Under the influence of a coffee enema, the glutathione-S-transferase enzyme system will be increased in activity from 600-700% above normal. No materials other than coffee are known to stimulate it as much. That’s why people are known to get a buzz off of a cup of coffee in the morning, and why coffee is so effective in clearing heads. It also opens bile ducts, and that is why some people use it as a laxative in the mornings.
Every three minutes, all the blood in your body goes through your liver and the net effect of the coffee enema is to cause a flushing of toxic bile, or bile that has been loaded with toxins by the glutathione-S-transferase, system out of the intestines.
Most tumors will spread their damage outward in a sphere maybe several times the volume as it is “waterlogged” and loaded with toxins and metabolic wastes and is literally “stewing” in its own juices. Once you implement this tumor disintegration program of Modified Citrus Pectin, increased potassium, reduced sodium, thyroid extract, iodine and the 6-week juice therapy program, the sodium ring and fibrins around tumors will disappear within weeks and the tumor should start to get softer and slowly reduce in size. The amount of time it takes to reduce the size of a tumor depends on the original size as well as many other factors. At the Budwig Center we have our patients start off with a 2- or 3-week deep cleansing program, then we recommend the 6 week juice therapy and afterwards, they continue with the famous Budwig food program that has helped countless people with all types of cancer restore their health.
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