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  1. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

    Subject: ASPARAGUS take time to read

    I have never heard of this! I doubt that it could do any harm and who knows….it might help! I checked Snopes and Truth or Fiction…no proof either way…

    Looked it up in snopes, you can decide for yourselves if you would like to. Asparagus Versus Cancer


    A lady had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week. Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3 months.

    Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of an article,entitled, `Asparagus for cancer' printed in Cancer News Journal, December 1979.
    I will share it here, just as it was shared with me:
    'I am a biochemist,and have specialized in the relation of diet to health for over 50 years..Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S.
    that asparagus might cure cancer.
    Since then, I have worked with him on his project. We have accumulated a number of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:
    Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.
    Case No. 2, a successful businessman 68 years old who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.
    Case No. 3, a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971, he was put on the operating table where they found lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared.. He is back at his regular business routine.
    Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She finally developed different skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.

    I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of materia medica', edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!
    We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.
    For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as fresh.
    I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.
    Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening.
    Patients usually show some improvement in from 2-4 weeks.
    It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.
    As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent'. Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals.
    We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups.
    The last blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink....
    As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theories about cancer. Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic.
    In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good. It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body's most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.
    Please spread the news... the most unselfish act one can ever do is paying forward all the kindness one has received, even to the most undeserved person.

  2. cheapNdisgusting

    cheapNdisgusting Well-Known Member Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Yonder in Mo.
    But I still ain't eating it.

  3. ERIC S

    ERIC S New Member

    Baton Rouge LA
    I don't know if it is true or not but it sure tastes good grilled
  4. olefin

    olefin New Member

    Urban Legends also says it's unsubstantiated.

    I like Asparagus.:wink:
  5. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    Me too's my favorite green vegetable, BUT - don't know if I wanna liquefy and drink the stuff! :big_smile:

    Maybe. When I was a kid, I DID like drinking the juice from the can. :wink:
    (Never had any FRESH asparagus until I was an adult.)
  6. tnvol

    tnvol New Member

    I love aspargus. It's probably my favorite green veggie. I love it grilled, baked, steamed, creamed, sauted. You name it.
  7. big-muddy

    big-muddy Active Member

    norfolk, va
    oh yeah thats the stuff. i love asparagus. they served it here at the galley the other day and then held a basewide urinalysis right after lunch.:smile2:
  8. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

    I like it done right, I read something about asparagus awhile back, and am planning on putting in a row in a year or two. Fresh fruits and veggies is good for ya. Red meat bad, but I still like it.

    BIG GEORGE New Member

    One of Joisys top crops. Gotta luv it. Even with the sand in it. :wink:
  10. Dano

    Dano New Member

    Thanks for the tip. I love the stuff myself.

    I will print this out and pass on to a friend of mine who now has cancer. Never been sick except for a couple minor things that he doctors himself, doesnt believe in Doctors etc.
    Couple months ago He was given 3 - 6 weeks to live with no help of cure . So far with his on treatments he has out lived that but contuines to go down fast. he had no signs of cancer, wasnt sick etc. till week before he saw a doctor.
    Doctors cant do a thing for him. No hope
    he's good people, hard worker. late 40's. Still a young man.

    trying this aint going to hurt a thing.
  11. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

    I was riding the Navair 38 a couple weeks ago when Duane (an outstanding cook, by the way) served an excellent meal of grouper with wild rice and asparagus. I just knew that asparagus was going to show up again. Sure 'nuff, it showed up in the omelet the next morning for breakfast! :eek:oooh:

    I always heard that those Navy "omelets" are the catch-all for leftovers!

    It actually wasn't bad! :cool2:
  12. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    I put some fresh asparagus pieces in a chicken pie back in the early spring, along with pimentos, carrots, 'shrooms, onions and garlic.

    Quite tasty in the chicken pie, imo. Never put any in an omelet, sounds good to me though. I have used it in quiche and stratta before.

    One of my favorite ways to make asparagus is sauteed in a little EVOO, combined with red bell pepper pieces, onions and garlic.

    You can also use a can of low sodium chicken broth.....put in a skillet, toss in about a pound of asparagus spears and a few seasonings of choice. Cook uncovered until broth disappears or asparagus is done to your liking.