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The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer by John Beard, D.Sc.

March 3, 2011 by  

Listen up medical researchers! If you want the medical establishment to accept, or at least consider, your new health ideas that seem promising, you better have the right credentials, politics and media skills to put it across. And having the right friends doesn’t hurt, either. Otherwise, no matter how wonderful your insight, the backlash against it is going to be devastating. Mainstream medical practitioners don’t take kindly to outsiders impinging on their turf.

Consider John Beard, born in 1858, trained as an embryologist, nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1906 for his work in embryology and the author of The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer. A novel idea occurred to Beard as he was staring through his microscope at cells known as trophoblasts, the cells that form the outer layer of the placenta and attach it to the womb. As they begin to develop and divide, Beard noted, trophoblasts resemble cancer cells. They multiply rapidly and accumulate like a tumor. They develop a new blood supply to feed themselves as tumors do. Plus, they invade the walls of the uterus the same way cancer cells invade the organs of the body.

However, Beard found that at a certain point during normal development of the placenta the trophoblasts give up their cancer-like proliferation and behave themselves. Through a mysterious process, the body signals the trophoblasts when it’s time to settle down and call off the invasion. Remarkably, the trophoblasts listen and obey.

According to Beard, in humans, the key event that apparently halts trophoblastic cellular anarchy is the development, in the fetus, of the pancreas, the main gland that releases enzymes needed for digestion. Therefore, he thought, the enzymes released by the pancreas could be the body’s way of telling the trophoblasts to cease and desist. And he was struck by an idea. Maybe the same enzymatic signals could halt cancer.

Subsequently, work with cancer patients seemed to show that Beard was on to something. Injection of pancreatic enzymes, which had already been isolated by other scientists, frequently produced an anti-cancer effect.

And what was Beard’s thanks for his remarkable insight? A good deal of scorn and the relegation of his findings to the ash heap of medical history. His call for treating cancer with enzymes was laughed off. The more so since pre-World War I surgeons had just begun to use their scalpels for cutting out tumors and weren’t about to drop their knives in favor of a more benign therapy.

A big part of Beard’s dilemma was that he didn’t know how to manage his public relations. A few years later, Madame Curie, a much more media-savvy scientist, sold the journalists of her day on the idea that radiation (a new term she had coined with her husband) offered a high-tech, risk-free cancer cure. In her enthusiasm she never suspected that radiation itself was toxic — even though radiation eventually killed her when her bone marrow succumbed to years to exposure. Matter of fact, her lab was so filled with deadly beams that today her contaminated papers are still stored in lead-lined boxes.

The book The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer and Its Scientific Basis is a reissue of John Beard’s seminal work from 1911. It explores his examinations of embryos and discusses how cancer’s infiltration of body tissues mirrors the way a placenta implants itself on the walls of the womb.

The new edition of Beard’s book features a foreword by Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D., a nationally known physician who has explored Beard’s concepts and used them to devise enzyme based nutritional programs for cancer and other degenerative diseases.

The average reader may find much of Beard’s book tedious. For example, a few of the chapters replay his conflicts with the medical establishment of his day, pointing out how he was misquoted and his work misinterpreted. While alternative medicine still copes with that type of treatment from mainstream doctors, the specifics of Beard’s difficulties offer details mostly of interest to historians.

But for those who wish to understand the ins and outs of early cancer research, this book conveys a first-person narrative from a meticulous scientist who made some startlingly prescient observations about cancer. His, insights echo modern research: For example, scientists at Princeton are even now studying how metastasizing cancer uses enzymes and certain types of cellular signals to take root in bone. And researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) only recently discovered the stem cells that give rise to carcinoma — cells that Beard would have called “vagrant germ cells.”

All of which makes you realize that another problem Beard had was that he was too far ahead of his time. And we’re still waiting for mainstream medicine to catch up.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • MontanaGrandmom

    How many people at the American Cancer Society would be out of a job if the cure for cancer was actually released? How much money would big pharma and oncologists, radiologists, cancer clinics, etc stand to lose? The more I read, the more cynical and wary I become of mainstream medicine. If its cheap to produce, easy to obtain and produces results, the information is squashed and misinformation pours out of mainstream medical and big pharma sources to debunk it. Money talks and money has power.

    • Kat

      SO TRUE!!!!

  • John

    Follow the Constitution and get rid of all the bureaucracies, and all of the subsidies. No FDA. No DEA. Etc, etc.

    Speaking of money, it would be nice if we got rid of all central banking (currently Federal Reserve). That would eliminate the powerful special interests, who are funded by the monetary printing press.

    • Quip

      Congress is allowed under the egis of the Constitution Article 1 Section 8 “to coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”

      So coins worth 1 trillion dollars each could be made and used by the Treasury Department to buy back outstanding treasury bonds and retire the US debt at a measured pace that does not cause inflation. This would eliminate 500 billion a year in interest we pay and put dollars into circulation. It would also circumvent the Fed and allow the American People to take control of their money back. The coins could be made out of anything from platinum to recycled plastic. Their value is derived from the full faith and credit of the American People, not what they’re made of. These coins/money could also be used to build and maintain a 21st century infrastructure for America, support research and education, and thereby invest in the future of America.

      Having said all this, I don’t believe that the old boy network created by the Fed is at the root of the captured and compromised FDA. It’s the industries and corporations that benefit from disease that have perverted the law to suit pursuit of profit at the expense of the American People.

  • s c

    Most Americans believe that what comes out of medical schools represents the best and the brightest. In fact, what comes out of medical schools tends to be someone who has survived a form of brainwashing. New MDs know they have to ‘go through the motions’ for a while.
    They’re taught that they’ve been exposed to the best that science can bestow. What they’re not taught is how to recognize crap the first time they see it.
    Ask a new MD what he/she knows about enzymes and health. What do they think about vitamins? Ask them what they think about getting treated for cancer (THEM, not their patients).
    Ask them if they’re willing to buck the system, and get their patients healthy IN SPITE OF what they were “taught.” Ask them if they’re helping people or running a business.
    MDs have to choose between living on a self-made pedestal and doing that which is RIGHT. Kinda sounds like the same decisions politicians have to make. Wanna bet what most new MDs and politicians decide?

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  • BAT

    Charley Reese’s final column

    Just a Friendly Reminder

    A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL
    Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.

    Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel.

    He has been a journalist for 49 years.

    He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.

    Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.

    This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

    545 vs. 300,000,000 People

    – By Charlie Reese

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

    Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

    Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

    You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

    You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

    You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

    You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

    You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

    I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

    Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

    What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

    The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

    If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

    If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

    If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

    There are no insoluble government problems.

    Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy”,”inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

    Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

    They, and they alone, have the power.

    They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

    Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

    We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess.

    Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

    What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you. This might be funny if it weren’t so true. Be sure to read all the way to the end:

    Tax his land,
    Tax his bed,
    Tax the table,
    At which he’s fed.

    Tax his tractor,
    Tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes
    Are the rule.

    Tax his work,
    Tax his pay,
    He works for
    peanuts anyway!

    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.

    Tax his ties,
    Tax his shirt,
    Tax his work,
    Tax his dirt.

    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he
    Tries to think.

    Tax his cigars,
    Tax his beers,
    If he cries
    Tax his tears.

    Tax his car,
    Tax his gas,
    Find other ways
    Taxes to pass

    Tax all he has
    Then let him know
    That you won’t be done
    Till he has no dough.

    When he screams and hollers;
    Then tax him some more,
    Tax him till
    He’s good and sore.

    Then tax his coffin,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in
    Which he’s laid…

    Put these words
    Upon his tomb,
    ‘Taxes drove me
    to my doom…’

    When he’s gone,
    Do not relax,
    Its time to apply
    The inheritance tax.

    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL license Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Excise Taxes
    Federal Income Tax
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit Tax
    Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
    Gross Receipts Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Inventory Tax
    IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Taxes
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Personal Property Tax
    Property Tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Service Charge Tax
    Social Security Tax
    Road Usage Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    Sales Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
    Telephone State and Local Tax
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax
    Utility Taxes
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax

    Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

    What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’

    I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times! YOU can help it get there!!!


  • Nikola N. Lakic

    True, sad and funny.

  • Nikola N. Lakic

    True, sad and funny


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