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Monday, September 10, 2007

Public Service - Beware of lethal fabricated "Johns Hopkins" hoax letter

http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2007/09/public-service-beware-of-lethal.html

This note has nothing to do with Israel or the Middle East. It is offered as a public service. Numerous Web logs have posted the letter below, which purports to give "health" advice from Johns Hopkins. This letter can literally murder people if they take its advice. It is an extreme example of what happens when information with no provenance is given publicity.
 
Never post anything at your Web sites or blog, or forward any letter that does not come with a URL or is signed, or that you have checked in some way to ensure that it is factual.
 
The letter below advises cancer patients to avoid chemotherapy!!! This advice can and will kill people. It is like advising heart patients to smoke and work out with weights without supervision.
 
This letter is a dangerous, malicious and vicious hoax.
The mail does not come from Johns Hopkins - any child should be able to see that the "medical advice" it offers is mostly nonsense.  
Please do not ever forward any email information that comes without a URL, without checking the Web to find out if it is a hoax. How many people got this "childish" prank letter and will die because they follow its instructions?
Chemotherapy saves lives.
 
The letter states:
 
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
 
Sending hoax letters is a disease of the mind only. Whoever invented this hoax was certainly enjoying themselves, and trying to peddle quack remedies too. Murder for fun and profit. 
 
List owners should reject such messages. Bloggers must never post them. If you get any messages that are not signed, check the web to see if they are hoaxes. If they are hoaxes, like the letter below, be sure to inform the person who sent you the letter, and all others who received it.
 
If you see a hoax in a Web log, you know what to think of the author of that Web log.
 
If this hoax letter is published as a true account in your Web log, you are aiding and abetting in murder.
 
Ami Isseroff 

******** TEXT OF HOAX LETTER ******* 
Released from John Hopkins: Some good healthy information for
everyone.....from a leading source of Healthcare Information!

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (TRY THE
KEY WORD) AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU
THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY. ?

Cancer Update from John Hopkins

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime

3 When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5 To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
***** ATTENTION - THIS LETTER IS A HOAX -- INFORMATION IN IT IS DANGEROUS AND MISLEADING *****
 
**** THIS INFORMATION WAS NEVER ISSUED BY JOHNS HOPKINS *****

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs
etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8 Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
 
[*** Above statement is not true ******]

9 When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
[*** Above statement is true, but steps are taken to prevent such infections and complications]
10 Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
[*** To do that, you would have to stop eating entirely *****]

CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts.. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
 
[*** The above is nonsense ****]

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains,seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live
enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
[***There is no evidence that any of the above can cure or prevent cancer, but it is a healthy diet.**** ]
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
 
[*** No evidence exists linking abstinence from coffee, tea or any other food and cure of cancer]

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
 
[*** The above is certainly babble *****]

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
[ *** The above is sound advice, but it won't cure cancer without conventional therapy ****]

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
[*** Nonsense - Cancer cells are fast growing and fast metabolizing cells- they need oxygen. If they don't need oxygen, why do they need sugar? How would they burn the sugar without oxygen?? ]

(PLEASE FORWARD IT TO PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT)
[All hoax letters tell you "please forward..."]
....


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