The core of the Breuss Cancer Cure is a rigid diet, which is consisted of 42 days fast with combination with some special vegetable juices and teas. There are some additional recommendations included, for example, to avoid so – called water veins. According to the theory of Breuss, cancer needs solid foods, in order to survive in our body.
But the claims of efficacy are not supported by acceptable evidence, and there are no reliable scientific data which can support the claimed mode of action.
It is also claimed that the recommended fast can be very dangerous for cancer patients as there is a potential risk of general malnutrition. As Breuss bans conventional cancer treatment while patients undergo his treatment, there is a risk that patients will discontinue conventional treatment. Some scientific examinations of the benefits and dangers of Breuss Cancer Cure are lacking.
What is it?
The core of the Breuss Cancer Cure is a rigid diet, which is consisted of 42 days fast with combination with some special vegetable juices and teas. There were some additional recommendations included, such as to avoid the so – called water veins.
Rudolf Breuss is an australian, born in the 1899. His first work was as an electrician,and then as a naturopath. He was the developer of the Breuss Cancer Cure or Breuss Total Cancer Treatment. He died in 1990.
Ingredients, application and dosage
Breuss was the inventor of this juice which was unique and which provided exceptional outcomes with the cancer dealing. He has treated more than 45.000 people suffering from cancer and also, by using this method, he treated other incurable illnesses. He has also stated that cancer can survive only with the help of proteins.
He had made a unique eating regimen, lasting for 42 days, and he suggested drinking the tea and of course his special vegetable juice, with the main ingredient beetroot. During the 42 days of using this method, the cancer cells starve and die, while our health is totally enhanced.
We will need organic vegetables, in order to prepare its juice. Let’s see what we will need exactly:
– Beetroot (55%);
– Carrots (20%);
– Celery root (20%);
– Potatoes (3%);
– Radishes (2%).
The preparation of the juice is very simple, you will just need to put all the ingredients in a blender and blend them very well. When the juice is ready, you will need to prepare to start the treatment.
You should also be careful in not exaggerating with the juice’s consumption, so beverage as much as your body will need.
Beetroot is rich with antioxidants, C, B1, B2, B6 vitamins, folic and pantothenic acid, and the minerals– potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, zinc.
It has been considered as one of the most useful and health veggies. Beets’ red color comes from the magenta pigments referred to as betacyanins.
There are a lot of different studies and researches that have proven the beneficial effects of beetroot in the treatment of leukemia and cancer. First, beet is abundant in betaine – an amino acid that has effective anticancer properties. Plus, it’s a strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxing representative. Research studies have verified that betaine can damage cells in the growth tissue.
It can be used for treating different kinds of cancer, some findings from one study exposed that 100% of topics dealing with cancer favorably responded to beet treatment.
Beetroot is also beneficial for pregnant women, because of its high levels of folic acid. It can also enhance the function of the liver and gall bladder, and in that way avoids constipation. It is also helpful with headaches, toothaches, dysentery, bone issues, skin problems and menstrual discomforts. Beetroot needs to be an essential part of every diet, because it is a real all – purpose medical plant.
Breuss has written three books, in which he describes the treatment. But it is still not clear if the publishers had made some changes, added or left out original statements. In the English translation of Breuss’ book for example, it is not mentioned that Breuss did’t allow radiation treatment and injections concurrently with his treatment. There were further amendments written by Thomar.
Breuss has also stipulated rigidly that those patients that suffer from cancer, cannot drink or eat anything else during the 42 days of the treatment, but only the juices and teas recommended. He also gives some strict instructions about the preparation and ingestion of some specific juices and teas. The ingredients that juices include are beetroot, carrots,celeriac, black radish as well as potatoes,but in cases where the patient has been diagnosed with liver cancer. The vegetables needed to be organically grown, as well as vegetable segments needed to be removed. The maximum consumption of juice was 500 ml per day.
Breuss has alloted three kinds of teas for all the types of cancer and they are: “sage tea”, “kidney tea” and “cranesbill tea”. “Sage tea” includes Salvia officinalis (sage), Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort), Mentha piperita (peppermint) and Melissa officinalis (balm) in a specific ratio. The tea could be taken as desired. “Kidney tea” includes horsetail Equisetum arvense (balm), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), Polygonum aviculare (knotgrass) and Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort), at a special ratio and it has been recommended to be taken only for the first three weeks. “Cranesbill tea” includes Geranium robertianum (red cranesbill) and the consumption of it should be only one half cup of cold tea per day. There are also some additional teas recommended for special types of cancer. Also, the use of sugar in the teas was forbidden.
Apart from the cancer cases, about the leukemia cases was also recommended drinking those teas and juices, but the consumption of something else was also permitted. Only the use of meat soup, beef, pork and reheated food (the English translation mentions beef soup, pork, chemical food additives, burnt food and fats) has been permitted.
Breuss has also clearly stipulated that those patients that had a surgery, should not start the the Breuss Cancer Cure immediately after it, but should wait for at least two to five months. During the treatment, no concurrent treatments were permitted. He recommended fresh air and exercising, as well as stopping the smoking. Also, the patient should not be lying above so-called “water veins” (sources of ground radiation) and should avoid moth powder, insecticides, aerosol cans or air fresheners in the house. Another recommendation that Breuss had was that those patients that had already finished with the Breuss Cancer Cure should not start eating reheated food again, but they can be allowed to gradually start eating salt-reduced, light food, and should drink approximately 60 ml of the vegetable juice per day for another two to four weeks.
In 1987, some additional instructions were added: every day, patients should have one or two bowls of onion broth a day (only the liquid). And in order to support the heart, they should also take 20 to 40 drops of Crataegus oxyacantha (hawthorn) tincture. During this procedure, people that have diabetes should not stop their insulin treatment.
Another instructions published in 1990 were: patients should drink a tea made of Plantago lanceolata (plantain lance), Plantago major (broad-leaved plantain), Cetraria islandica (Iceland moss), Pulmonaria officinalis (lungwort), Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy), Verbascum thapsus (mullein) and Ligusticum mutellina (Meum mutellina herb), in order to substitute calcium and potassium. And those who have liver or gall bladder problems, instead of onion broth, should drink a broth of bean pods.
Claims of efficacy
Breuss’ clams were that since 1950, he had successfully treated more than 200 patients. He had also estimated that since 1986, an additional 40 000 patients with cancer and other “incurable diseases” had been healed by the use of all these methods. As a prove for it, he cited testimonials and letters of thanks written in the period from 1971 to 1985. He said that treatment failure can only happen if his instructions were not understood or done properly. He also believed that about one million people could be healed, “if the so-called cancer research and the orthodox medicine would be with me instead against me.”
Mechanism of action/alleged indications
Breuss postulated that the cancer cells live exclusively on solid foods (“…the only patients that died were patients that were given something to eat.”). His claim was that cancer cells cannot feed on vegetable juices, so they will die if we only take those juices and some special teas for the period of 42 days.
Breuss quoted Bruno Vornarburg who said that the carcinogenic process feeds on proteins and that a tumor can not continue to exist if the patient lives on a protein-free diet.
And, another of his claims was that after a protein-free diet, our body is able to attack and destroy the tumor like ” surgery without a knife”.
He also believed that his intervention was not only a cure, but that it had also served preventively against cancer.