Fight Cancer With Beets

courtesy of John Draper.


Beet Therapy for Cancer

One of the most remarkable and tremendously successful programs for

treating many different kinds of cancer tumors was commenced in the

late 1950’s by Alexander Ferenczi, MD., at the Department for

Internal Diseases at the district hospital at Csoma, Hungary, using

nothing but raw, red beets.

Portions of his intriguing medical success were translated from

Hungarian and reprinted in the Australian International Clinical

Nutrition Review for July 1986.

Dr. Ferenczi’s clinical report included methods of administering the

beets and several very important case studies;

In D. S., a man of 50 years of age, a lung tumor was diagnosed by

me and subsequently confirmed in a Budapest hospital, which

corresponded clinically to lung cancer….I started the treatment

with beetroot in the described manner.

After 6 weeks of treatment the tumor had disappeared…After 4

months of treatment he gained 10kg. (22lbs.) in weight, the

erythrocyte (mature red blood cell) sediment rate (e.s.r.) was

reduced from 87 millimeters/h to 77mm/h. Thus, he represented

the symptoms of a clinical recovery.

A side-by-side comparison of two cancer patients, one on beet

therapy and the other not, further demonstrates the efficacy of this

marvelous treatment.

We received simultaneously two patients for treatment. One

suffered from cancer of the prostate and the other from cancer of

the uterus. The body weight of both was the same.

The patient with cancer of the prostate was treated with

beetroot. The patient with cancer of the uterus could not take

it, but remained in our ward. The condition of the man started

to improve.

When admitted, he was bedridden with a permanent catheter. After

one month, the catheter was removed. The patient walked around

and put on weight, whereas the female patient lost weight. After

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3 months, there was a difference in weight of 10.5kg (23.15lbs.)

between the two.

Experience gained up to now points to the fact the beetroot contains

a tumor inhibiting (anti-cancerous) active ingredient. However, for

the present no clue has been found as to the nature of this active

substance. One thing is certain, that it is not very unstable

because it also acts when taken orally; therefore digestion does not

harm it.

The very apparent red color may suggest that the active substance is

the coloring matter. Treatment with beetroot presents several

advantages over cancer. Firstly, because it is non-toxic and one

can administer red beetroot in unlimited quantities. Also there are

unlimited supplies of beetroot at our disposal.

We have therefore endeavored to administer to the patient this

active substance in the most concentrated form and in the largest

quantities possible, because the beetroot or rather the JUICE could

not be given in large quantities.

Beetroot is available to consumers in several different forms. One

Lawrence, Kansas firm, PINES INTERNATIONAL, makes a very nice

organic red beet root concentrate. This beet powder is available at

most local health food stores.

One, however, has to be careful with the amount of beets consumed at

any one time. Certainly not because they’re harmful, but rather due

to their incredibly strong ability to quickly break up cancer in the


A woman in her thirties who was treated with beetroot for breast

cancer, contracted a fever of 104 degrees F., due to the rapid

breakdown of the wastes dumped into it at any one time.

Consequently, the internal administration of beetroot needs to be

staggered out somewhat, and closer attention given to DETOXIFYING

the liver and colon at the same time the beetroot therapy is


Dr. Ferenczi concluded his medical report with this undeniable fact:

“The results achieved with beetroot are no worse than those with

well-known chemical preparations, such as those with Tetramin

(an experimental anti-neoplastic).”

He attributed the anti-cancer strength in beets to their natural red

coloring agent, BETAINE.