Subject: Certain Fungi Cause Cancer When Exposed to an Acidic Environment
Fungus Causing Cancer -- A Novel Approach to the Most Common Form of Death
Click on the link above to watch the interview with Dr Simoncini. Be sure and read the comments at the bottom of the article which offer some very interesting testimonials. pH is the essential key to good health. The most alkaline diet possible is raw and vegan.  Ed Arlt
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in the United States. This video featuring Doug Kaufman interviewing Italian Oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini, details a new theory of cancer that carries the promise of a safe, speedy, and effective cancer cure.

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Cancer, which surpassed heart disease as the number one killer in America in 2005, is still considered “a mystery” in conventional medicine. In fact, the term “cancer” is just a generic term that in no way describes its cause. 

In this video, Doug Kaufman – a longtime proponent of the influence of fungi in human disease -- interviews the Italian oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini -- author of Cancer is a Fungus -- who shares fascinating new information about what he believes is the root of all cancers: fungi, and discusses a radically different path for curing cancer; sometimes in as little as a few days. 

Conventional Cancer Treatments – Ineffective and Dangerous “Cures” 

Currently, if you are diagnosed with cancer, especially in the U.S., you are given three options: 

  1. Surgery
  2. Chemotherapy
  3. Radiation 

However, as mentioned in this video, finding actual statistics on the effectiveness of these treatments is very difficult. You’d think if something is the best medicine has to offer, they’d be more than happy to share their level of success.

Most people are given a 50/50 chance of dying from cancer, in general. And conventional treatments are touted as your best shot at surviving.  

But is it true? 

According to Dr. Simoncini’s website, polls and questionnaires show that a full 75 percent of doctors say they’d refuse chemotherapy if they were struck with cancer due to its ineffectiveness and its devastating side effects.  

Many doctors have spoken out about it, yet their voices are still ignored. For example, Dr. Allen Levin, MD, author of The Healing of Cancer, has said, The majority of the cancer patients in this country die because of chemotherapy, which does not cure breast, colon or lung cancer. This has been documented for over a decade and nevertheless doctors still utilize chemotherapy to fight these tumors.” 

Professor Gorge Mathe similarly stated, “If I were to contract cancer, I would never turn to a certain standard for the therapy of this disease. Cancer patients who stay away from these centers have some chance to make it.” 

So, how effective is chemotherapy? 

There is at least one study that I know of that addresses this very question. Published in the journal Clinical Oncology in December 2004, the results of this study were astounding, showing that chemotherapy has an average 5-year survival success rate of just over 2 percent for all cancers! 

In the U.S., chemo was most successful in treating testicular cancer and Hodgkin’s disease, where its success rate fell just below 38 percent and slightly over 40 percent respectively.  

Still well below the 50/50 mark…  

A review of chemo on 5-year survival rates in Australia garnered almost identical results, with a 2.3 percent success rate, compared to the U.S. 2.1 percent rate of success. 

And yet this is the best that conventional medicine has up its sleeve for treating this widespread killer. 

What Causes Cancer? 

Conventional medicine likes to focus on the impact of genetics as a causative agent in developing cancer, despite the fact that research indicates that genetics is not the main cause of this widespread phenomenon, even though it may play a small role in some people. Unfortunately, little attention is paid to the impact of plain and simple infections. 

Dr. Simoncini’s research has led him to believe that something as simple as a fungus, Candida, is the leading cause of cancer; that cancer itself is in fact a fungus. What we refer to as a tumor, is nothing more than your body’s attempt at protecting itself from that fungus. 

He brings up an analogy between psoriasis – an “incurable” disease of the skin that many treat as a fungus – and tumors, which are also an “incurable” disease of your body. Several studies have linked the presence of Candida with cancer, showing that anywhere between 79 to 97 percent of all cancer patients also have Candida. 

Dr. Simoncini’s explanation for how this phenomenon works – how Candida leads to deadly cancer – is that it’s a consequence of the weakening and exhaustion of your organs, and eventually your entire body, in the following stages: 

  1. Candida roots itself in your deep connective tissue in various organs
  2. As a result, this evokes an organic defensive reaction as the connective tissue of your invaded organ attempts to encyst the fungin colonies through cellular hyper-production, which results in the formation of tumors
  3. Growths continue as the fungi spreads, both in your surrounding tissue, and remotely (aka “metastatis”). It is still always the same Candida attacking different tissues, but due to its highly adaptive qualities it is able to mutate to adapt itself to whatever environment it finds itself in, hence the various types of tumors
  4. Your body becomes progressively more exhausted, which allows the fungi to spread and take over more rapidly
  5. You die from “cancer” 

If Cancer is a Fungus, Then What is the Cure? 

In the video, Dr. Simoncini shows actual before-and-after footage of both bronchial cancer and colon cancer. Four days after his revolutionary and mind-blowingly simple treatment for bronchial cancer with a sodium bicarbonate and water flush, the tumors are gone… 

Sodium bicarbonate, a.k.a baking soda, is the most potent anti-fungal substance there is. The problem with anti-fungal drugs, however, is that fungi are extremely adaptive, and can adapt to a new environment in three to four days. This renders anti-fungal drugs largely ineffective. The fungi do not adapt to the baking soda, but it is far more difficult to use as it needs to be injected directly into the tumor; swallowing the baking soda would not work at all.

Candida yeast is not “one shared element,” so to speak, but rather “social elements,” or colonies, that are highly communicative.

Because of their unique adaptation skills, sodium bicarbonate must be administered directly onto the tumor, and in so doing changing its ph very quickly, from acid to alkaline, which quickly and effectively kills off the yeast before it has time to adapt. 

For example, Dr. Simoncini’s experience has shown that 99 percent of breast- and bladder cancer can heal in just six days, entirely without the use of surgery, chemo or radiation, using just a local infiltration device (such as a catheter) to deliver the sodium bicarbonate directly to the infected site in your breast tissue or bladder. 

Why the Baking Soda Cancer Cure is Not Available Everywhere 

Unfortunately, Dr. Simoncini is yet another brilliant doctor who has been ousted from the medical community due to his revolutionary simple ideas of how to cure profit-making diseases.  

So many people refuse to believe that this is true and that it’s happening to good doctors, since “everyone knows” you must be a liability to human life if you’re stripped of your medical license.  

But the reason why Dr. Simoncini was kicked out is because as an oncologist – a cancer specialist -- he refused to use conventional cancer treatment methods, choosing instead to administer sodium bicarbonate, which is HARMLESS, as opposed to the often lethal use of chemotherapy.  

His lawyers have recently started a rehabilitation court trial at the International Court of Justice in Strassburg to have him reinstated. 

Preventive Measures – Combating Candida 

If the cause of cancer is the Candida fungus, then what is the root cause of the fungi? And how can you tell you might have too much yeast in your body, which might eventually lead to the formation of cancer? 

A good sign that Candida is on the loose is feeling “run down” and developing a craving for sugars and carbohydrates, as this is the main fuel for the growing amounts of yeast in your intestine. The more sugar and grains you eat, the more the yeast grows out of control. Eventually, this will weaken your immune system, which in turn can allow it to infiltrate various other organs.

This imbalance in intestinal flora, sometimes called dysbiosis, can also lead to other more common, and less lethal, health problems, such as:

There are 79 different toxins released by the metabolism and die-off of Candida. This is why people with yeast overgrowth often feel so lousy; the Candida toxins are regularly entering their bloodstream. Two of these toxins, alcohol and acetaldehyde (the breakdown product of alcohol that causes hangovers), are in such high amounts in people with chronic yeast problems that you may actually end up feeling “drunk.”

Acetaldehyde also reacts with the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is why people with yeast overgrowth often experience mental and emotional disturbances such as anxiety, depression, poor concentration, and feeling spaced-out.

How to Cure a Yeast Overgrowth

For more on Candida and holistic treatment options, I recommend you review my previous article, Holistic Treatment for Candida Infection. The highlights of the treatments for yeast overgrowth include:

  1. The Right Diet and Exercise -- A diet rich in meats, chicken, eggs, seeds and nuts, vegetables, and healthy oils (free range and organic) -- while avoiding sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods -- will restrict the amount of fuel the yeast in your intestine has available to it. I would add to this to make your diet in tune with your nutritional type. Once you’ve started on the diet, exercising will begin to rebalance the levels of neurotransmitters in your brain and improve your mood. One of the elements of diet that does seem counter intuitive is the absolute restriction of even fruits when one is seeking to eliminate yeast, as even the tiniest amounts of sugar seem to worsen this condition.
  2. Getting Plenty of Good Bacteria -- You will want to increase your probiotic (good bacteria) intake with a high-quality probiotic supplement or by eating cultured and fermented foods, such as natto. These contain the good bacteria that keep your vagina and gastrointestinal tract healthy and will ultimately replace the Candida.
  3. Avoiding Exposure to Chemicals -- Paints, household cleaners, perfumes and scents may cause allergic reactions, and chemical sensitivities are very common in people with yeast overgrowth.
  4. Addressing Emotional and Psychological Issues -- Food cravings, especially those for sweets, often are exacerbated by emotional dependencies. Tools like the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can help you to overcome unhealthy food cravings and other emotional hurdles. 

For even more information on simple lifestyle changes that can virtually eliminate your risk of cancer, please review the Related Articles below.

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[ Joined on 01/08 ] [ Posted on July 21, 2008 ]
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That is amazing!!  Big Pharma is not going to be happy that!
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 [ Posted on July 22, 2008]
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I'm sure they'll come up with some "study" that says it's not true or they will come up with some so-called antifungal drug that will "zap" that fungus right out of you.
[ Joined on 11/07 ]  [ Posted on August 5, 2008]
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If you want to see a video of a LIVING virus (called an endbiont in the video) transform into a bacteria and then into a fungus, go here: and scroll down to "Symbiosis or Parasitism: A Treatise On Cancer"

This video supports the relationship between fungus and cancer.

But wait...there's more.

I cured my own Stage 4 cancer in two weeks with a combination of hot peppers, garlic and oil. Garlic is antifungal, and peppers probably are, too. In actuality, all my lesions went away in about 4 or 5 days. But I stopped the treatment, and a few lesions returned a few days later. After resuming the treatment, the lesions went away for good!

To find out more about that, go to:

Finally, here's a treatment for ridding yourself of candida overgrowth:

Don't let the headline fool you...the secret behind this is wiping out the overgrowth, restoring friendly bacteria, and repairing the damage to the intestinal lining that spreading candida produces. The EFFORTLESS tummy flattening is just a bonus! Add cinnamon capsules if you really want it to work fast.

The best to you.

Kelley Eidem

PS. One caveat to the baking soda approach to treating cancer. If the person's tumor's metabolism is catabolic (alkaline) the baking soda could result, let me rephrase WILL result in...rapid tumor growth and a marked INCREASE in pain in the patient!

Yes, fungal growth promotes cancer killing it is important, but it is not cancer. A tumor can be either anabolic or catabolic. They must be treated quite differently. See my hubpage above for more on this.

The proper oil can remedy the metabolism malfunction. And the oils can be taken orally. Oils persist, whereas baking soda would not if taken orally.

[ Joined on 11/06 ] [ Posted on July 21, 2008 ]
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I have been unable to convince my doctor(s) that my problems have been caused by fungii.  Its nice to see that someone in the medical community "catching on".  
Is there a way to see cure rates for this type of therapy?  If they can be documented, I would like to spread this word to many others who might have some impact.

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[ Joined on 01/07 ]  [ Posted on July 21, 2008]
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If you go to Doug Kaufman's website
there is a lot of great information on fungus related diseases.
[ Joined on 11/06 ] [ Posted on July 22, 2008 ]
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i would like to hear dr. mercolas input on this. :o)
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[ Joined on 12/07 ]  [ Posted on August 5, 2008]
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I agree with moo, I would like to hear more.

[ Joined on 09/06 ] [ Posted on July 22, 2008 ]
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Interesting concept!  I would like to see more about this!
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[ Joined on 06/06 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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I read in the past that sugar feeds cancer so that explains why - sugar feeds the fungus.  

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[ Joined on 06/06 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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Aloha from Puna, Hawaii. Sure wish I knew about about fungus connection earlier   What the AMA is perpertrating is monsterous Thank you Dr. Mercola  I have been a loyal reader for years  Had colon cancer tumour removed 1/26/06 followed by chemo but stopped halfway  Started using alkaline negative ion water  Will this be enough to stem future cancer?  CEA tests in normal range but improved with alkaline water   So far so good but health complicated by emphysema requiring oxygen 24/7 plus the fact that I live just down the road from the world's most active volcano   Recently noticed fungus in toenails spreading   Will try baking soda foot soaks and let you know results   Mahalo nui loa for all your good works

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[ Joined on 06/06 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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What I can get out of the work of Dr. Simoncini is that Candida can affect the course of diseases. But this doesn’t allow to draw conclusions for the cause of this diseases.

To shrink a tumor by injection of sodium bicarbonate might be an effective treatment but it is not real healing. Healing means to resolve the basic cause of the illness and allow the body to heal itself. In medical science this knowledge is available and scientifically approved. But using it would blow the whole system. And to talk about it could compromise this very informative website. So let’s go on to beat around the bush.

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Green Tea
[ Joined on 06/06 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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I had come across a buried medical journal article months ago re how systemic fungal infections could possibly mimic  CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) or other forms of cancer.  My Mom has been diagnosed with CLL and I have sent her some Candex (among other supplements to assist in achieving an alkaline pH) just recently in the hope this might be the answer!!!  To read this from Dr. M is an absolute Godsend!!!  I don't know if a fungal infection can fight off Candex.  I've heard such great things about it (eg. no 'die-off effect').   Thank you Dr. Mercola!!!! Please keep the information coming.

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[ Joined on 06/07 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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I have been taking a product from Germany called ALKA N to reduce acidity. You get a number of strips to test your urine first thing in the morning, and it seems to be working. It contains sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate and sodium citrate. You have to take it in warm to hot water so it doesn't remain in the stomach long enough to interfere with normal stomach acid.

It  has been known for many years that meat creates an acid environment in the body, which then causes a loss of calcium. I have cut out meat and sugar (I was a bit of a chocaholic!) - sugar also creates acidity.

Candida can be created by lack of stomach acid, which decreases after the age of forty.Without enough acid to digest your food, it can ferment and eventually lead to candida. This has been my experience in the past.

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Hetty_van Doorn
[ Joined on 06/06 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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Please be very carefull with this'doctor': in the Netherlands patients have died in spite of and even during the treatment! He may be a dangerous crook, he is convicted in Italy and is  not allowed to practise anymore. Not only conventional medicine is against him: Dutch CAM/cancer docters say his story is wrong and all experts support this.

Better listen to Servan Schreiber: he knows what he is talking about!

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Carl Forsberg
[ Joined on 10/07 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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Dear Friends,

For years I have used bicarbonate soda (ordinary baking soda) to buffer my purified water to bring it up to the bodies proper pH level of pH 7.365. If you want to check your municipal water, use Litmus Tape (pH tape) available at most any health food store. The pH level of the water where I live is pH 6.2. That is acidic and it is not worth drinking.

The principal cause of decease in anyones body is Acidosis, caused by an acidic life style of fast food, junk food, and processed food that comes in a box or a can – the favorite menu of millions of people in North America and the major cause of obesity. An Acidic life style depletes the the natural Alkaline reserves in ones body, and when this reserve is depleted, it also effects the immune system. That is why people with HIV are so vulnerable to illness because HIV is an immune disorder. What I believe it really is, is an acute state of acidosis. And so what when a person gets sick what do they do but give them more acid in the form of medications that only treat their symptoms, but which in reality keeps them in a perpetual acidic condition.

It is no surprise to me that a simple treatment with bicarbonate soda, thus creating an alkaline environment in the decease, is the best mode of treatment. But because you cannot patent "Bicarbonate Soda" Big Pharma is seen for the sham that it is – nothing but a money and profit machine.

Buffer your water with bicarbonate soda. Use Litmus Paper to check the pH level of your water. Bring that water up to pH 7.4 - 7.6. Eat healthy whole fruits and vegetables and eat as much of your food raw as you can. Omit the processed foods, deep fried foods and sugars (pop and ice cream) from your diet and you will have wonderful health and no decease in your body. It is simply your choice.

To your good health      

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[ Joined on 02/08 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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If this really works, then this is quite a breakthrough, and I'm very happy for cancer patients. However, if a person has Morgellon's disease as well, I have to wonder if this would be detrimental to them. It has been found that Morgellon's disease thrives in an alkaline environment and these victims are told to keep their ph neutral. Perhaps by injecting the cancer tumor only, Morgellons wouldn't progress as fast??? I would be interested in what Dr. Mercola has to say about this.

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[ Joined on 09/06 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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I've read a number of his articles and he certainly seems compelling. Here's another link in English:

There has been some criticism because apparently his theories are only theories because he hasn't actually treated (or cured) anyone. This is what I've HEARD only. He hasn't received much coverage here in Italy.

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[ Joined on 10/06 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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This is old news, but glad it's on Mercola.

Fungus is the cause of most disease, even hair loss! to see what I'm talking about.

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[ Joined on 12/07 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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Amazing. Thank you for the article and the community comments.The Kelly Eidem video is fascinating and informative. Getting the balance right between an Acid and Alkaline diet is a must for optimum good health.


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[ Joined on 04/07 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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There is no universal cause for cancer except failure to keep a clean, toxin free body and environment and to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep the immune system strong.  Simoncini makes some good points; however, if you look at Simoncini's actual success rates they are not nearly as impressive as advertised - and they come from intravenous pharmaceutical sodium bicarbonate, which does not at all translate to taking sodium bicarbonate orally at home.  One has to laugh at the urban legend making the rounds about sodium bicarbonate and maple syrup being effective because the maple syrup carries the sodium bicarbonate to the cancer cells (thus somehow escaping the digestion process entirely).

Sodium bicarbonate may be a good idea, as might other items that help oxygenate the cells, but I would suggest skipping the maple syrup.

I think it would be more appropriate to look at what the underlying cause was that led to fungus, which may in many instances helped lead to cancer.  On the other hand, there may also often be a case of which came first - the cancer or the fungus.  Let an animal decay in a moist woods environment and there will be fungus on the carcass at some point.  Was fungus the cause of death?

Many have tried to put forth a "universal" cause of cancer.  I believe it is no more fungus than it is Hulda Clark's mysterious flukes.  I surely can't tell you of any one single cause of cancer (if there were it would likely be exposure to toxins), but I can suggest an approach to conquer cancer based on what we know and believe we know about it.

Note that one of my several suggestions is omega-3 fats, and my favorite product is none other than the good Doc's krill oil.

One highly respected site (among non main-stream folks) for alternative methods of beating cancer is The Cancer Tutor

Another is The Minnesota Wellness Directory

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B. Well
[ Joined on 05/07 ] [ Posted on August 5, 2008 ]
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I have to say that this all sounds a bit quackish.  I have no doubt that acid terrain and yeast/mold/fungi are the players in many diseases including cancer, but I'd like specific histology studies  that confirm that  cancer growths are actually composed of fungal material.  Just because Simoncini says the growths are white we're supposed to assume it's mold?

That said, m/y/f  is the devil and let's support hard scientific studies that will prove it.  Until then, eat and drink foods that don't encourage the m/y/f growth and avoid moldy environments and mycotoxin containing foods.

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[ Joined on 11/06 ] [ Posted on July 23, 2008 ]
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Dr. Simoncini's site...
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[ Joined on 06/06 ] [ Posted on July 22, 2008 ]
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This reminds me of Royal Raymond Rife's demonstration that cancer was caused by pleomorphic microorganisms.  When the one that he declared changed its shape in an acid environment, it reliably produced cancer.   The idea that what looks like a virus, or like a bacteria could also change shape and look like a fungus is still not widely accepted or known. 

Rife agreed with Bechamp that when the environment changed, disease states changed.  According to this theory acidity produces more disease, and the wrong kind of microorganism in acid makes cancer.  The treatment outlined here in this video is doing just this on a localized basis -changing_acidity_to_alkaline.

When the body's overall acidity is reduced, then cancer has a hard time getting established because the environment in which it resides is not conducive to cancer/fungal growth. 

Rife was also the originator of a "zapper".  He created a resonance device that shattered the offending microorganism's cell wall.  After it did that, the immune system sould clean up the debris. 

Hulda Clark used some of the same principles that Rife did.

Papa Lee

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[ Joined on 05/07 ] [ Posted on July 22, 2008 ]
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Tullio Simoncini's theory is interesting, indeed.

My SIL was diagnosed with an aggressive Stage IV breast cancer almost five years ago.  She did receive some chemo and radiation, but was given two years to live at most.  However, she believes that by following an alkaline diet (Susan Brown's book) she was able to overcome her cancer.  She's approaching five years and is feeling healthier than ever.
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