Please let me know if there is a better forum to post this to us pressing question. None of the liver forums seem to be the "right" one.
After experiencing extreme itchiness, rash all over his skin, and jaundice and anxieties, a liver biopsy was done on my husband. The results indicated severe cholestasis, moderate ductopenia, and loss of small bile ducts in up to 50 % of sampled portal tracts with active injury in the remaining ones. He won't be seeing the liver specialist till early January.
After the biopsy the hospital discharged him with drugs before they even knew the results of the biopsy. After 4 days he quit them all except one, because he was worried about the side effect. One of them, Ursodiol, seems to be the medication of choice for his issues, however it caused swelling of his feet and ankles, and supposedly toxic to the liver. The other two, Rofact / Refampin and Apo- Hydroxine are also bad for the liver. We were absolutely shocked when we read up on these meds! The only prescription med. he still keeps taking is Olestyr / cholestyramine as it is supposedly binding the excess bilirubin ( his levels were extremely high).
Since he stopped these prescription drugs about a week ago, he started taking Milk Thistle, Black Radish Juice, Dandelion Juice, carrot juice, beet juice, and drinks lemon water throughout the day. He also started taking phospatydilcholine.
His itchiness is now somewhat improved, the rash has almost disappeared, and he sleeps better, but is still jaundiced. We don't know if the improvements are because of the Olestyr he is taking, or because the other natural products are helping his liver heal. Is any one here familiar with these particular problems ? We would greatly appreciate some input / suggestions.
Once these bile ducts have vanished, can the liver re-grow other bile ducts? Or will others vanish as well leading to a liver transplant or death?
Any dietary suggestions? What else can he do? We are very worried. The DR. will not approve of him quitting the meds, but ultimately he may need the Dr.
I would recommend adding Apple Cider Vinegar to his lemon drinks. ACV provides a different acid (acetic) in addition to the lemon acid (citric). This will be a more potent concoction to cleanse the liver and promote biliary flow.
Hi ,thanks for answering. I am not clear though if it is good to promote bile flow with his condition where the bile ducts are vanished or vanishing ???
What is the increased bile going to flow through if there are only half as many ducts?
Again, I appreciate your answer,just need to understand the logistics.
(NaturalNews) Cassandra Callender, of Windsor Locks, Conn., was diagnosed with stage 3 or 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma when she was 17 years old. Shortly after the diagnosis in September 2014, she refused chemotherapy, and decided to look into alternative treatments to protect her body from long-term effects such as organ damage and infertility.
However, the state of Connecticut forced her into getting treatment against her own and her mother's will. Her doctors said she would likely die without chemotherapy, and reported her case as child abuse to the Connecticut's Department of Children and Families (DCF), who took her case to the state Superior Court.
After doctors stated that Cassandra needed the treatment, which has an 80 to 95 percent success rate, the court ruled that she was too young to decide about her own health, and forced her into getting chemotherapy. At first, Cassandra and her mother complied with the decision and went through with the treatment. After receiving two rounds of chemotherapy, however, Cassandra ran away from home, refusing any further treatment.
Unfortunately, the court intervened again, and Cassandra was removed from her mother's home, allowing the DCF to take temporary custody and make all decisions regarding Cassandra's medical treatments. She was forcibly hospitalized, and underwent a grueling five months of chemotherapy.
How can a state force a 17-year-old to have chemotherapy?
Cassandra fully understood what she was facing, and what the consequences of her decision could have had on her life.
"Words cannot describe what my life has become over the last few months," she wrote in a column for The Courant. "Horrifying seems like an understatement. What I have been going through is traumatizing. Never did it cross my mind that one day I would be diagnosed with cancer.
"Whether I live 17 years or 100 years should not be anyone's choice but mine. How long is a person actually supposed to live, and why? Who determines that? I care about the quality of my life, not just the quantity."
However, the court ruled that she was a minor, and the DCF stated that it was their duty to act, since there was a chance she could die if the decision were left up to her and her mother.
"When experts — such as the several physicians involved in this case — tell us with certainty that a child will die as a result of leaving a decision up to a parent, then the Department has a responsibility to take action," DCF said in a statement.
Cancer has come back
After five months of forced chemotherapy, Cassandra went into remission. However, though the state forbade her to look into alternative treatments because the chemotherapy would give her an 85 percent chance of survival, her cancer has now come back.
"Here is my '85% chance' of life after chemo," she wrote in a Facebook post. "Unfortunately I didn't make the 85%, I fell into the 15%."
The DCF recently released a statement saying that it sympathizes with Casandra, and wishes the best for her and her family.
"From the beginning, the department has been guided by the medical experts' judgement about what would be in Cassandra's best interest," the statement said. "Cassandra's health and well-being remain in the forefront of our thoughts and our hopes for her full recovery."
Cassandra has now set up a GoFundMe page to help accumulate the funds for alternative cancer treatments, and in order to hire an attorney to fight her case.
While Big Pharma wants us to believe that conventional cancer treatments are the only way to survive cancer, alternative treatments can be far more effective. If you want to learn more regarding the truth about cancer, and how conventional cancer treatments can do more harm than good, watch the powerful, life-changing series "The Truth about Cancer" here.
My husband is a cancer patient. He has also had a Quad Cabbage with Grafts x 4. He has arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, hemoroids, double torn right rotor cuff surgery. Doctors want him to take medicine for high blood pressure, high cholestrol, and his heart but he takes nothing but pain meds, which are awful.
He was diagnosed with NHL in the Spring of 2001 and told he had 6 months to live if he refused Chemo. He refused all treatment at that time.
I researched online, located Dr. Hulda Clark information and placed orders for several of her recommended products. I devoured the book while he continued to work. He daily used the Zapper, took the parasite cleansing herbs, and made what diet changes could be done at the time.
From her website I was able to obtain the name of an N.D. in Houston. We did a follow-up with her after completing Dr. Clark's protocol. The N.D. did a parasite test, iridology, etc and said that my husband had one remaining fluke which had moved into the chest area but not the lung. We obtained specific herbs from her, treated him following her suggestions, retested at a later date and he was fine....for years.
In hindsite, We should have remained on a maintenance type program of herbs, but failed to do so for a variety of reasons, ignorance being the first; extreme financial crisis being the second.
About 4 years ago he was diagnosed as having Diffused Large B Cell Non Hodgkins Lymphoma by a small town hospital. A scan then a biopsy was done to confirm. He was admitted to the hospital but only to manage the pain. That hospital did not offer cancer patient care specialized enough and transferred him to M.D. Anderson in Houston.
We spent the evening of our arrival in the emergency room waiting for a room to become available. The only room that night was one in ICU. We were moved to ICU and told that my husband was not a high risk patient, he had no heart health history, wouldn't die that night from cancer and was what they called a low maintence patient. He was told to rest well, get a good night's sleep. The doctor turned off the light, closed the door and left. That night he had a heart attack unbeknownst to anyone until the next day when yet another heart test was done and it showed up on the results.
The chemo dose was reduced to half on the first cycle of chemo then we were sent to another hospital which was to see if he needed stints. We went on a Friday morning at 6 a.m. to Memorial Hermann Hospital. At about 4 p.m. the doctor took me to a room with a computer monitor to show me the results of the tests performed on him.
He was still in a hospital bed hooked up to all the life support machines and monitors, waiting in the hallway nearby. The doctor informed me that he had not had any procedure performed, no stints put in. He then went on to explain what we were looking at on the computer. The heart specialist said that my spouse was not a candidate for stints, that he required open heart surgery because he had blockage on 4 main arteries. Not only that, but that he did NOT know that he had nothing done.
We then proceeded to explain it all to him, he began immediately having severe chest pain and was rushed into an emergency operating room. The hospital called surgeons back to the hospital to perform the emergency procedure. It was after Midnight when I saw him again. He was given several pints of blood.
One week later we were taken by ambulance from Memorial Hermann Hospital back to M.D. Anderson to resume chemotherapy but it was full strength.
Including the first reduced dosage of chemo, he has taken 19 seperate 'rounds' of various types of chemo. The hospital stays have varied in length from one week to a month.
Perhaps I should also let you know that during that time he lost his job because he couldn't return to work. The employee health insurance monthly rate was raised from a managable amount to over $1200 monthly which could not be continued with no income.
He then began using his VA Benefits for health care because he was still in horrific pain, still had cancer and was by then told that he was no longer a stage 2 but was now a stage 4.
The last chemotherapy was as recent as this month, February. The doctor had him take a 2 drug cycle which lasted a total of 2 days with the entire hospital stay of 12 days. We discharged February 19. The doctor made it clear that they have nothing more to offer him and will no longer try to save his life. He is to enjoy 'quality time with his family.' This is NOT QUALITY TIME!!
He has lymphs in the left linguinal area and the abdominal area. There is no cancer nor enlarged lymphs in any organ nor bones. A PET Scan was done during this last hospital stay, the doctors were instructed to make a hard copy of the findings for us but did not ever do it. It is my understanding that the lymphs have increased dramatically in the groin area but only slightly in the abdomin area. There was only one new lymph which is near the colon but not on nor in it. That lymph was said to be small in size.
He must use something which does not cause swelling when die off ocurrs. So many of the alternative methods of healing cancer causes swelling or are much too slow to be of assistance in our situation.
The prescription meds being used are 60 mg morphine, twice daily and 100 mcg fentanyl patch also for pain. I understand that also complicates the issue of finding something that will work well, quickly, and with no die off swelling.
The other unfortunate factor is that we are now living on a fixed income which makes it nearly impossible to buy most products and supplements to do the majority of alternative cancer protocols.
We have been married 44 years. I can't imagine living life without him.
Is there anything that can be obtained that will work quickly, not cause swelling as die off happens that we might afford?
Thank you for allowing me to post, taking your valuable time reading it, and for any suggestions you might offer.
Have the doctors given you an estimate of the time they believe he has remaining?
There are several things you might do, even on a very limited budget - but much depends on how much time is available for natural and alternative items to work.
The ozone suggestion is a very good one, particularly to help eliminate the cancer if there is not much time thought to be remaining. However, there are many other things which you should also do to make sure the cancer is eliminated and does not return. Examples include:
Eating the flaxseed/cottage cheese combo which is an integral part of the Budwig Diet protocol. Note: be sure to use small curd cottage cheese to come closer to the original flaxseed/quark combination Budwig used. If you are a bit of a do-it-yourself type, you can also make your own healthy quark cheese at home with a bit of effort. See:
Eat lots of raw minced garlic and lots of hot peppers - either cayenne or habanero. In addition to being cancer fighters, garlic is a great natural pathogen destroyer which should also help a bit with the cholesterol and cayenne peppers are wonderful for the heart.
Eat a mostly raw, mostly vegetable diet and be sure to include lots of cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetables such as brocolli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. See:
One extremely healthy way to get plenty of vegetable is juicing them - and juiced vegetables are key components of many successful natural cancer protocols, most notably the Gerson protocol.
Avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners, white bread/bleached flour and fast foods, junk foods, micro-waved foods, processed meat products and processed foods in general.
Take lots of the common kitchen spice turmeric, which contains the cancer fighting adaptogen curcumin. Curcumin is also a very good natural anti-inflammatory and should help with swelling issues. Note: curcumin is not absorbed very well, but you can increase absorption by also taking coconut milk and/or black pepper along with it.
One vital supplement to include is milk thistle, which is essential for maintaining good liver health - and regardless of what you do, virtually any successful cancer fighting protocol will result in increased toxic load on the liver due to die-off.
Regularly do coffee enemas - once or more per day. Coffee enemas will help open up the bile ducts so that toxins can be processed and eliminated more efficiently. They will also greatly increase glutathione production and thus help the body's natural immune system fight the cancer. As an added benefit, coffee enemas help relieve pain (they have commonly been used in battlefield situations for wounded soldiers).
Parsley, chlorella, cilantro, dandelion root and apple pectin all help bind and eliminate toxins, especially heavy metals.
Get daily sunshine if you live in the right climate, and regardless of what climate you live in try to get plenty of indirect sunlight in the eyes daily. In 1959. Jane C Wright, directing cancer research at Bellevue Memorial Medical Center in New York City, instructed fifteen cancer patients to stay outdoors as much as possible that summer in natural sunlight without wearing their glasses, and particularly without sunglasses. By that Autumn, the tumors in 14 of 15 had not grown, and some patients had gotten better. It was discovered that the one patient that didn’t have good results had not fully understood the instructions - while she had not worn sunglasses, she had continued to wear her prescription glasses. This blocking of UV into her eyes was enough to stop the benefits enjoyed by the other fourteen.
Find dark grapes (preferably organic) which have seeds and eat plenty of the grapes, seeds and all. Grapeseed extract is a known immune booster, antioxidant and cancer fighter. One alternative cancer cure (the Johanna Brandt grape cure) calls for fasting and then consuming nothing but grapes.
If you live in the right climate and location where oleander plants are growing, and you can find some which have not been treated with pesticides, you can make your own extremely effective oleander extract at home for just pennies. See:
If you don't have access to oleander plants, you might consider joining the non-commercial Yahoo Oleandersoup group where there are members who may be willing to send you fresh clippings.
Oleander is a very powerful cancer-fighter and immune booster. especially when combined with an overall anti-cancer lifestyle and other key cancer fighting and immune boosting items, and it is a centerpiece the natural anti-cancer protocol I suggest:
You may find much helpful information by taking a look at the protocol and see much more than the other items listed here. Given your limited budget, if you send me a private message with your email address I will also send you a free copy of my eBook "Cancer's Natural Enemy".
Finally, a good positive attitude can go a long, long way. Believe that you can beat cancer and your chances of beating it are better. Late stage cancers have been beaten many times and have been beaten when the budget is limited.
I know this is DQ's speciality but still - great post! I couldn't agree more with the Budwig Protocol Cottage cheese/FSO and juicing.
Several years ago I had a colorectal tumor that was so large I was almost completely clogged and seemingly had no choice but to submit myself to the colon surgery, chemo and radiation.
I started Budwig at the 11th hour and gave it a week to work before heading to the hospital (even though I heard it often makes tumors larger initially). Here I am years later with the tumor still there but shrunken to enjoy normal bowel movements. And any occasional colorectal pain I have instantly disappears with my daily Budwig goop.
Since I started fresh vegetable juicing twice a day I've had so much vitality increase that I not only never feel sick (unless I have a flu or something) but look and feel younger and more energetic that most healthy people my age.
Of course I do many of the usual curezone protocols also like Iodine supplementation, oil pulling, rebounding, chelation, regular sauna and steam room etc. But it's the Budwig and Gersonesque vegetable juicing that have had the huge initial impact.
And whatever else you do I agree with DQ that Budwig protocol and juicing (Gerson) is a solid foundational place to start and often all you'll need. In fact once you start with them, you'll do more to improve your health with increasing your compliance rather than adding in all kinds of other alternative therapies.
Also as someone else has said, the spiritual angle is a VERY important. Whether it's nurturing your soul with nights out with good friends, belief in religion, or my personal favorite - taking long walks in nature chanting mantras or listening to music or books on tape - if its good for your soul do it. Yoga, meditation, Rosary beads, a night out at the theater? YES YES YES and YES.
With all the concentrated spiritual pampering your husband could find like I have that these are paradoxically some of the most enjoyable years in life.
Additionally, this article outlines a protocol for enzyme therapy that was developed using the work of Beard, Kelley and Gonzalez--The poster above used bromlaine, the wobenzyme-N product is perhaps more complete:
It sounds like your husband is understandably scared and feeling abandoned by doctors. If he can read these things as well to build his hope and confidence it would really be beneficial. You can read to him, and provide constant positive and uplifting material. I would get him on as many prayer chains as you can as well. Both local and non-local prayer have been researched and proven to have miraculous healing effects. Dr. Dossey wrote "Healing Words" here's his site:
there is something called the sun, you might know about it if you ever walk outside and look up. it is no big deal, just the source of all life on earth, really no biggie. without the sun there would be no life.
then we have this guy marshal, who has no medical training whatsoever, not that it matters, who advises people to stay out of the sun. in other words to avoid the source of all life on earth.
That's true about the sun being a good healer for most people, but MP is for people whose body's are overcome by bacteria, virus' and microbes that block the hormone D receptors (VDR or vitamin D receptors) and allow virus' to take over immune cells. (I call it hormone D because that's what it is.)
Cell receptors are like key holes and when certain things fit in them it's said they have an 'affinity' for that receptor. Well, bacteria has a higher affinity to those receptors than hormone D, but it doesn't fit in, so it blocks them from being turned on and becoming active by hormone D. People become flooded with "vitamin D"- a feel-good immune supressing steroid hormone.
Hormone D is a steroid hormone, so people feel better taking it, but it doesn't help them get well, it actually keeps them sick.
Marshall figured out that benicar, olmesartin, turns on the D receptors allowing transcription of 913 genes, and the immune systems to work, killing bacteria and virus', ultimately bringing the body back to homeostasis.
As one article skeptical of Marshall noted, his views that people should avoid vitamin D and avoid sunlight run counter to the overwhelming bulk of qualified opinion. None of his theories about vitamin D have been proven in vitro, and especially not in vivo. Sometimes a lone wolf who turns out to be against the overwhelming tide of opinions and evidence to the contrary is correct, but I don't think Marshall is such a wolf.
Convincing people about Vitamin D dangers is vitally important to attract people to Marshall's highly controversial protocol, and thus vitally important to the profits he and his fellow board members with vested interests in the protocol depend on. It is Marshall and his group who have authored numerous articles and papers against Vitamin D and in support of his protocol. Proper scrutiny reveals them to be self-serving articles where they cherry-picked and misrepresented studies and facts to support their premise about vitamin D and thus their protocol.
To put is succinctly, most things you see which support the Marshall protocol originate from Marshall and his group and boil down to much more salesmanship than science.
For more on Marshall, his protocol and his cohorts:
I can understand how important this issue is to you! You seem very determined. All one needs to do, is ask his Dr to check Vit D levels with his next blood test. I certainly didn't think, that Vit D was any part of my problem, I walk outdoors 5x a week! Imagine my surprise, when I tested at almost no Vit D in my system! I was started on a super high dose, then I tapered down. My doctor calls me many times a year to tell me I am Vit D deficient!!
Some Dr's are now saying we need much more Vit D, then previously thought. 5-10,000 IU per day 'may'
be a more needed dose.
I am certainly not condoning some 'diet'. But I do believe everyone should check their Vit D levels, and re-check them often, if low on D.
I dont mean to be critical and maybe I'm too set in my ways but why didn't you immediately start using the herbs and zapper to kill the flukes? This may slow down the progress of the lymphoma and give you more time to decide on further treatment. I did a search for "lymphoma herbs" and this was one of the results
Herbs For Lymphoma | LIVESTRONG.COM
Herbs For Lymphoma. In lymphoma cancer, the cells of the immune system change and grow out of control or order. These abnormal cells form too much tissue and become a ...
Has your husband had complete testing for Celiac Disease? This autoimmune disease if untreated, leaves people more succeptable to lymphomas. If the tests are too pricy have him start a strict gluten free diet, no wheat, barley, rye.
Thought others in the group might be interested in a 9-part docu-series titled 'The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest' will begin airing free on October 13th at 9:00PM Eastern that I just signed up for - they describe it as follows -
Over 100 doctors, researchers, scientists and survivors from across the globe will be talking about their new findings about Cancer.
Here’s their broadcasting schedule:
Episode 1: The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly
(October 13th 9:00PM Eastern US time)
Episode 2: Cancer Facts and Fictions, Breast Cancer, Hormones, Skin Cancer & Essential Oils
(October 14th 9:00PM Eastern US time)
Episode 3: Cancer-Killing Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, GMOs, juicing & Eating the Rainbow
Episode 4: Excitotoxins that Fuel Cancer, Nature's Pharmacy and Healing Cancer with Sound & Light
Episode 5: Cancer Causing Blindspots, Toxic Vaccines, Homeopathy & The Power of Emotions
Episode 6: The NOCEBO Effect, Healing Vaccines, Advanced Detoxing & Going Inside A German Cancer Clinic
Episode 7: Heal Cancer with Clean Electricity, Unique Water, Natural Sunlight & Combining Superfoods
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 specialised 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, and we have accumulated a number of favourable case histories. Here are a few examples.
Case No. 1, 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 tumour 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 a skin 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. 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 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 specialises 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 normaliser. 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.
Whether it definitely has to be cooked or not, I don't know, butI will say this: I did a thorough web search of technical papers examining how canning affects phytochemicals, and of asparagus specifically. As you probablt know, heat not only renders some nutrients more bioavailable, it also converts some phytochemicals into a more potent form. Canned foods are some cases higher in nutrients than their fresh counterparts. It is not the canning itself that is particularly destructive (except for heat labile nutrients such as vitamin C, for example) it is the REHEATING after we take them out of the can that affects their potency. The largest amount of nutrient degradation took place after microwaving canned produce. So, at this point, if I eat a canned vegetable, I eat it straight from the can.
I did try the canned asparagus. I have a lot of trouble in recent years of feeling that my energy levels must be parceled out with a teaspoon. Even so I will hit a wall fairly frequently. The canned asparagus, pureed and drunk, seems pretty fantastic. I am impressed. I do feel better, and my body greets the asparagus drink with pleasure. Even my cat goes wild for it--she will not let me finish a cup without tithing a few tablespoons to her!
On another post I noticed someone said that they did not know what part of the asparagus was the most potent--stalks, leaves, roots, or what--while on another post providing a link to pubmed (ncbi) the writer said it was shown that the roots were the most potent. The NCBI post was referring to asparagus RACEMOSUS, which is the ayurvedic remedy called Shatavari. Racemosus means "wild". This root has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine; whether the leaves and stalks are equally potent I am not sure. It is possible they are: with regard to ginseng, for example, the leaves (much much cheaper) are just as potent as the highly prized root. The leaves of the pau d'arco tree are also apparently as potent as the bark. But back to the question of what part of the ordinary asparagus plant that we eat is the most potent. What we grow and eat in the US is called asparagus OFICINALIS (NOT RACEMOSUS, although they are both types of asparagus). Of the part that we commonly eat, the stalk, the greatest amount of phytonutrients are concentrated toward the apical end, that is, toward the little pointy end that is covered with the flat leaves adhering to the stalk. (the part we dip into butter or mayonnaise). Of course, it is possible that the roots of asparagus oficinalis are also rich in these same phytochemicals. In fact, I'd be surprised if they weren't. It doesn't matter: there really seems to be something to this canned asparagus remedy. It is simple, relatively inexpensive, and it really makes you feel strong. I personally think it is well worth a try. I have bought a whole bunch of cans of the stuff and am enjoying a glass 2-3 times a day. I juice up the canned asparagus with the water in the can, so as not to lose anything. It just takes a second, and then I ladle out 4 tablespoons into a glass, mix with water, and drink. Very nice.
I was sick urinary tract infection. Started looking up foam in pee, and it led me to the cooked asparagus information. I purchased 3 small cans, and ground up one in a kitchen unit. It looked like baby food. I ate four tablespoons full, and it had an immediate effect! I felt so much better, I took three more tablespoons full.
The next morning, my UT infection was clearly moving into recovery. I began with four more tablespoons in the AM, and drank 3 in a glass of water. It was amazing!
Took some at noon. Ate some more at dinner, before going to bed. That night I was not up and down all night! It was the first half-way peaceful night I had in a long time. Maybe up only twice the whole night long.
The next day, I whipped up a new batch, and stated with seven more tablespoons. As soon as you take the asparagus, it has an almost immediate, calming effect. You look forward to getting it into your mouth, and you could care less what it tastes like or what it smells like on the way out. By now I was convinced I had found what my body was seeking so that I could get well! I ate a tablespoon full of the puree of asparagus, three or four times that day, plus 4 tablelspoons more just before bed.
By the fourth day, it was totally amazing. Got up and made a new batch, and took the four tablespoons full again. Then I drank some gatorade and after that, a cup of coffee. Wasn't too long, and it was back to the bathroom to pee again, but this time I looked and there was no foam! I knew by that how much better my kidney's were working! No discomfort. No problems. No slow flowing stream. I was definitely getting well!
Day five. All good reports.
Day six. Somewhere inside of me, I kind of got a message to skip taking any of the asparagus in the AM. I had eaten about 5 or 6 cans, by then, and I didn't want to overdo it. Missed lunch. Usually I would be worn out and hardly able to do anything at all, but not now! Didn't eat till after 7PM, and I was previously going almost right to sleep, if I didn't eat at 5PM sharp. Now, energy to burn. No drag, no sag, no more problems. Mixed up a new batch after eating fried chicken for dinner. Wow, was it good! I would recommend the asparagus puree to anyone who is suffering from a UT infection, or any other illness. It's like getting a new lease on life. All the tingling in my legs stopped. All my low energy problems vanished. All my pee problems went away, rather promptly. I plan to keep on taking it for about 4 months, as recommended, and then I'll stop.
You've go to try the asparagus puree if you have almost any type of illiness. I think it needs to be taken more than twice a day, however. Twice a day was too little for me, but when I started taking a lot of it, I did enter into a clear case of recovery, and I would readily recommend asparagus puree because it works.
The article at http://www.indepthinfo.com/asparagus/health-benefits.htm
about the health benefits of asparagus doesn't say much about Asparagus having anti-cancer benefits. However, I have found that trial and error seems to work out better for me than any other method. I would like to find out more details about how asparagus fights cancer.
What is the best way if I use fresh asparagus stalks that I buy from supermarket? Steam it and then puree it? Is it not the same if I just eat the steamed asparagus without pureeing it?Thanks for your advice.