Modern medicine continues to insist that, “Diseases caused by nutrient deficiency are rare in the United States.” These words, published in the New York Times, represent established medical norms enforced by governmental medical officials who for some reason do not want you or anyone else to know that blueberries might save you from cancer. They would rather send in FDA swat teams than let blueberry farmers make any health or medical claims about this powerful antioxidant fruit.
Berries such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals. A U.S. study is the first to show the cancer-fighting potential of pterostilbene—one of the antioxidants in blueberries. It is found in the pigment that gives blueberries their color; the darker the berry, the higher the concentration of antioxidants. “The natural plant compounds in wild blueberries may be powerful allies in the fight against oxidative stress and inflammation, which can lead to cancer, heart disease as well as several other chronic health problems. The results were very positive, adding evidence to a growing body of work coming out of our lab investigating wild blueberry fractions and their cancer-fighting properties at all stages—initiation, promotion and proliferation,” said Dr. Mary Ann Lila from the University of Illinois.
Clinical studies have shown spirulina to be a
genuine and valuable health food for children.
One of the most powerful medicines in the world is Spirulina. I know a man here in Brazil who ran his car at high speed under a truck and he barely lived to tell the tale. His back was broken in several places but with yoga and large dosages of Spirulina he walks and talks as if nothing had happened. Every time I see him I think of him as a miracle man.
I have another friend in the States who was run over by a tractor hurting his leg badly and it was the same—an amazing miracle story of recovery. Dr. Hank Liers told me his son was in an auto accident and had required surgery for a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in his knee. Just prior to and post-surgery he took 8-10 scoops of the original Rejuvenate super-food formula (containing Spirulina) and continued that for more than six months. His recovery was rapid and reasonably pain free. The doctors said that his healing time was nearly twice as fast as they would expect.
Spirulina has been overlooked by medicine but it has not been overlooked by the European Space Agency, which has chosen Spirulina as one of the basic foods to be used on long space flights. It is amazing that something as good, pure, potent and natural as Spirulina, which holds nothing short of miraculous healing, detoxification and chelation potentials, is dismissed.
Over the last few years, in addition to its value as a nutrient (food) source, spirulina has been found to have many additional pharmacological properties. It has been experimentally proven in vivo and in vitro that this superfood is effective in the treatment of certain allergies, anemia, cancer, hepatotoxicity, viral and cardiovascular diseases, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, immunodeficiency, and inflammatory processes, among others.
Several of these activities are attributed to spirulina itself or to some of its components including omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids, beta-carotene, alpha-tocopherol, phycocyanin, phenol compounds, and a recently isolated complex, Ca-Spirulan (Ca-SP). Calcium spirulan is a sulfated polysaccharide chelating calcium and mainly composed of rhamnose, isolated from Spirulina platensis.
Experimental lung metastasis was significantly reduced by co-injection of B16-BL6 cells with Ca-SP. Seven intermittent IV injections of 100 mcg of Ca-SP caused a marked decrease of lung tumor colonization of B16-BL6 cells in a spontaneous lung metastasis model. These results suggest that Ca-SP could reduce the lung metastasis of B16-BL6 melanoma cells by inhibiting the tumor invasion of basement membrane.
Scientists at the Osaka Institute of Public Health in Japan found that Spirulina promoted the activation of natural cancer-fighting substances in the body. The study was reported at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Immunology held in November 2000. In this clinical study volunteers over 40 years of age were given 50 ml of Lina Green 21 (a Spirulina extract) and the level of natural cancer-fighting substances were measured in their blood. The results showed that Spirulina significantly increased the tumor killing ability of natural killer cells and interferon gamma. The interferon gamma and natural killer cell activity was increased 1-2 weeks after administration of Spirulina and the activity continued for a surprising 12-24 weeks even after stopping the administration of Spirulina.
Spirulina is the ultimate survival food as well as one of the most useful medicinal items a person can have in one’s home. Spirulina is a super-food and even has been shown to be effective in cases of radiation exposure as well as cancer. Spirulina offers tremendous advantages in economically challenged times. Comprised of over 70% amino acids (protein), it has proven its medicinal value.
 Blueberries Found to Fight Cancer and Infection; http://vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/articlesView.asp?id=105
 Spirulina in Jiangxi China. by Miao Jian Ren. 1987. Academy of Agricultural Science. Presented at Soc. Appl. Algology, Lille France Sep. 1987. China. In Nanjing Children’s Hospital, 27 children, 2-6 years old, recovered in a short period from bad appetite, night sweats, diarrhea and constipation from a baby nourishing formula containing 1.5g spirulina, 12g baked barley sprout, Vitamin B1 and Zinc.
 Calcium spirulan, an inhibitor of enveloped virus replication, from a blue-green alga Spirulina platensis. Hayashi T, et al; J Nat Prod. 1996 Jan;59(1):83-7; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8984158
 Inhibition of tumor invasion and metastasis by calcium spirulan (Ca-SP), a novel sulfated polysaccharide derived from a blue-green alga, Spirulina platensis. Clin Exp Metastasis. 1998 Aug;16(6):541-50; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9872601?ordinalpos=18&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
 "Human Clinical Trial Shows Spirulina May Increase Natural Cancer Fighting Substances in the Body" The Free Library 14 February 2001."