SIR,– The following account has reached me from a gentleman in Edinburgh, whose employment is the making of vegetable juices– to the great benefit of his customers.
Mrs. S. of Edinburgh, aged 76, was sent home from the Burntsfield Womens Hospital, to die. The hospital had reported very unfavourably on the case, and in November 1935, a famous Edinburgh surgeon had made an exploratory incision and diagnosed cancer of the bowel. A probable date of death mentioned was July 1936. Her condition worsened until brandy and milk was given.
This was injected daily with very painful sickness. Relatives realized that death was approaching, and that a week or two would see the end.
On April 30th, 1936, however, it was decided to procure some carrot juice, and give to the patient experimentally. The daily sickness ended on the second day of the use of carrot juice, and did not return. On the sixth day, the intestinal excretions were free from blood and pus. From this time a cleaner condition of the bowel was noticeable, and its excretions and urine became normal. Ten pints of carrot juice weekly was given to the patient, and as near as possible, a non-acid diet was maintained.
Improvement in general health was quickly noticed, and in a few weeks all pain and discomfort disappeared. The complexion improved and weight increased, and so rapid was the improvement that six weeks and one day after the first bottle of carrot juice was taken, the patient was able to go out for a short walk with relatives.
About the end of June, an examination was made by the family doctor, who reported that no tumour could be traced, and the heart action was good. At this stage the patients weight was taken, and it was found that there had been a gain of nearly 4 stones.
Mrs. S. had her hair bobbed, and fully resumed interest in life. The rapidity in action of the carrot juice should be noted, as only two months had elasped. “A reasonable inference is that the cancer cell cannot thrive in healthy blood”.
SIBYL BRENDA WORLEY. St. Johns Lodge,
St. Johns Terrace, Guernsey, C.I.