Cancer is a darkness that touches all of us to one degree or another. Many years ago, it claimed my dad and the grief damn near got me too. He was far too young to die. If it wasn’t for my children, who knows how it would have turned out. Somehow, I pulled myself together, shook off the heart-crushing grief, and made a silent promise to my daughters that I would take care myself so that I would be there when needed.
The healthcare industry has failed us. Cancer treatment is an abysmal failure. So, I began to listen to the alternatives. One alternative came from Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who believed we are looking at cancer in the wrong way. Instead of seeing it as a foreign invader to be killed, he saw Cancer as a malfunctioning cell to be nurtured. His research focused on what it takes for a cell to be healthy and he became convinced that Vitamin C is critical. He advocated high doses of it to both prevent and cure Cancer. Sadly, despite his two Nobel Prizes, Linus Pauling’s research findings were ridiculed by the healthcare industry.
So, what does this have to do with pine needles? When settlers came to America, the natives had a rich tradition of herbal medicine dating back thousands of years. In fact, they treated malnourished sailors suffering from scurvy with Pine Needle tea. As it turns out, this tea is loaded with Vitamin C.
Enjoy a cup today.