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Success Story: Charlotte Breast Cancer Gone

What is the Paw Paw Program

Antibiotics Linked to Microbes Linked to Obesity

Magnesium Deficiency

Words of Interest from Carol


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From Dr. Mercola

Using data from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database, researchers18 compared levels of consumption of specific foods against COVID-19 mortality statistics for countries in the database.

The data included the consumption of fermented vegetables, pickled or marinated vegetables, fermented milk, yogurt and fermented sour milk. The researchers also looked at potential confounders, such as gross domestic product, percentage of the population over age 64, unemployment, obesity rates and population density. According to the authors:19

"Of all the variables considered, including confounders, only fermented vegetables reached statistical significance with the COVID-19 death rate per country.

For each g/day increase in the average national consumption of fermented vegetables, the mortality risk for COVID-19 decreased by 35.4%. Adjustment did not change the point estimate and results were still significant."


Cancer Success Story; Breast Cancer by Charlotte

November 2021 I was diagnosed with a cancerous lump in my breast. The lump was surgically removed in January 2022. Post-surgery both radiation and hormone therapy were recommended. When I investigated hormone therapy (which would be for 5 years), I learned it could have many side effects, including osteoporosis. With hormone therapy I would have a 5% chance of developing cancer again, and without taking it I would have 8% chance of recurring cancer. In my thinking, the potential side effects to my body didn’t balance with the ‘benefits’, so I decided to follow another path which would be beneficial to my body.

I researched the Paw Paw program through reading, internet search and talking with  Donna and another herbalist. This program had science behind it (over 32 years of scientific studies by Dr McLaughlin). It was important to me to talk with several women who had used the Paw Paw program to successfully overcome cancer. It was during this time that I heard Shauna’s story. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29 and followed the medical route for 5 years. Unfortunately, the cancer came back. She then searched for answers outside the box. She is a TAFYH grad and she also followed the Paw Paw program. She reported that she has been cancer free for over 12 years. Talking with others who had traveled the road before me was an important part of gaining confidence to ‘take the plunge’. I decided that it was best for my body to follow the Paw Paw program. As 2 of my children are very science oriented, I wrote an explanation email and sent it to my family and anyone else who was skeptical and interested. It is included at the end of this testimony.

After the surgery, in early 2022 I joined a TAFYH team with Donna Roth as the leader. This was my second time taking TAFYH. Every day I was committed to eating the right foods, having a super food smoothie with Chi Mineral Tonic, Flax Hull Lignans, Arginine Plus, Collagen, and Greens. I was committed to drinking clean water with Chlorophyll, exercising and to doing ionic breathing. I took control of my health and was determined and committed. In addition, I did the MC program as I had trouble with AFib (arrhythmia).

As part of TAFYH I read success stories. I successfully completed the TAFYH course, and continued the Paw Paw program for a total of 1 year and the MC program for 6.5 months.

I was on board 100%, committed and determined to take responsible action. There were some challenging times like when one of my doctors strongly scolded me for following something that was purely anecdotal and had no science behind it. However, I knew there was a great deal of science behind Paw Paw as well as many success stories where cancer did not come back. The Paw Paw program addressed the root issues and was beneficial to my body, rather than causing other issues.

Recently I had a conversation with Donna where she told me that many of her clients who had breast cancer had taken a thyroid medication over an extended period of time.  I had taken a different thyroid medication for 28 years, getting off it in 2015 when I first began using herbs for my health. It was shocking to think that perhaps this contributed to the cancer that had developed in my breast. Although since 2015 I have completed Liver and Kidney cleanses, and detoxed, perhaps the damage had already been done in the previous years. It is known by doctors who think outside the box that the body finds a place to dump these poisons if the liver cannot detoxify it. Often they are dumped in the lymphatic area such as the breasts. The lump in my breast may have been a place that the Eltroxin toxins were deposited so as not to harm other vulnerable organs of my body.

One year after my surgery, during which I followed the Paw Paw program, I had a mammogram which showed there is no cancer in my breast area. I intuitively believe that I am breast cancer free.

I am thankful to Donna for the input and guidance she has given me as well as insights from her experience. She has willingly continued to answer my questions which has been so helpful.

Here is the description of the program I sent to my family:

What is the Paw Paw Program?


I have chosen to do the Paw Paw program as treatment in the cancer journey. It is used as prevention and to get rid of any remaining cancer in my body. As cancer is a condition of the whole body, I’ve come to conclude that this program is getting at the root of why I developed cancer and is destroying any cancer cells that may be anywhere in my body and building up my body so that, Lord willing, it won’t reoccur. With all treatment of cancer, there is a chance of reoccurrence. From the research I’ve done, I believe this is the best program for my body. 


The goal of the Paw Paw Program is: 

    to target rampant cell growth 

    to aid the body to mobilize its own immune functions 

    to promote new healthy cell regeneration 

    to bring the whole body into balance and maintain optimal health to avoid future disease challenges. 


Here is a summary of it: 

    Paw Paw - to stop energy production to abnormally growing cells while supporting healthy cells 

    Protease Enzymes - help break down abnormal cell membranes so the body’s own immune system can destroy the cancerous cells 

    Omega Essential Fatty Acids - to replace and rebuild healthy cell membranes 

    Chinese Chi Tonic: Essential minerals with immune herbs to help the body build and strengthen healthy cells 

In addition, geared especially for my body, I’m taking: 

    Cats Claw - cleans and builds up the lymph system, clears any infection throughout the body 

    E Tea - purifies blood and reduces inflammation - antibacterial, antimicrobial, parasitic, anti-neoplastic (agents that inhibit the growth of tissue masses)

    Flax Hull Lignans - effective in increasing apoptosis (mutant cell death) - I’m using this because the cancer I had was estrogen driven, and this targets hormone related tumours, immune system and heart disease. 1 Tbsp lignan’s = 1 gallon of flax seeds


While I’m doing this focus on building up the body, I’m also taking some supplements to work on the ‘electrical’ system in the body. A Fib is a result of electrical signals not being received correctly. In doing this I’m hoping to get at the root cause of the A Fib challenges I’ve had as well. 


While I’m working on this, I’m not eating grains and carbs, and aiming not to eat sugar. One theory is that candida (yeast overgrowth) creates an environment for cancer to grow, so by eating this way, I’m also trying to balance the yeast and gut bacteria. 


Further explanation for those who want to know more: 

1.       Paw Paw - works to inhibit abnormal cell growth in 4 ways explained below (for our Science buffs). 

                -Modulates the production of ATP in mitochondria of abnormal cells. Because acetogenins modulate the production of ATP, cancer and other abnormally growing cells can not thrive while healthy, normally reproducing cells are unaffected.

                -Paw Paw inhibits the growth of blood vessels that nourish cancer cells. 

                -Depletes the DNA and RNA building blocks for new cell division on abnormally growing cells. while it supports the normal cells. 

                -It’s effective in reducing tumors. 

    2. Protease Enzymes - taken on an empty stomach, it breaks down the protective membrane around the cancer cells so the cancer cells can be destroyed by the Paw Paw. It allows the body’s own immune system to be strengthened. 


3.    Omega 3, 6, 9 - Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) - important for cell membranes, and balancing of hormones (important as mine was estrogen driven) 

4.    Chinese Chi tonic - full of minerals etc - provides building blocks for enzyme production and healthy cellular regeneration. It includes adaptogenic herbal tonics to strengthen the immune system, support adrenals 


From Doug Kaufman

In 2016, BMC ivMedicine (1)  asked this important question: Antibiotics, Obesity and the Link to Microbes – What Are We Doing to Our Children?

They stated, “This increase in adiposity appears to be mediated by antibiotic-induced changes in gut microbiota composition leading to increased short-chain fatty acid production and altered host metabolism including upregulation of genes involved in lipogenesis.”  It’s technical, I know, but the bottom line here is that antibiotics make children fat.  Scientists have documented this fact for decades, yet antibiotic prescription writing is at an all-time high.  Now that we know with certainty that many children become overweight by taking antibiotics, wouldn’t exercising more caution when prescribing antibiotics seem prudent?  They have tried “antibiotic stewardship” for many years…to no avail.

From Donna Roth

There are alternatives to antibiotics. Its Cat’s Claw combination and SilverGuard. If there is no Cat’s Claw combination then use Echinacea Golden Seal and Silver Guard. There is also Echinacea in liquid form. Another option is HRP-C 4 capsules 4 times a day.

Recently my son felt a fever and sinus congestion indicating a cold. What did he do? He took Cat’s Claw combination about 4 four times a day along with SilverGuard. He also sprayed SilverGuard directly into his nose. It cleared up in 2 days. No antibiotics needed.

From Sayer Jy

 Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests - only 1% of the body's magnesium is stored in the blood

Dr. Norman Shealy's statements, "Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency" and that, "magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient." The truth he states exposes a gapping hole in modern medicine that explains a good deal about iatrogenic death and disease. Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation.

Few people are aware of the enormous role magnesium plays in our bodies. Magnesium is by far the most important mineral in the body. After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies; vitally important, yet hardly known. It is more important than calcium, potassium or sodium and regulates all three of them. Millions suffer daily from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it.

The first symptoms of deficiency can be subtle - as most magnesium is stored in the tissues, leg cramps, foot pain, or muscle 'twitches' can be the first sign. Other early signs of deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens, numbness, tingling, seizures, personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms can occur.

Dr. Sidney Baker. "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction. Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that he can't take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot."

"Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear."

Magnesium is needed by every cell in the body including those of the brain. It is one of the most important minerals when considering supplementation because of its vital role in hundreds of enzyme systems and functions related to reactions in cell metabolism, as well as being essential for the synthesis of proteins, for the utilization of fats and carbohydrates. Magnesium is needed not only for the production of specific detoxification enzymes but is also important for energy production related to cell detoxification. A magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every system of the body.Like water we need magnesium everyday. There is an eternal need for magnesium as well as water and when magnesium is present in water life and health are enhanced.

One of the principle reason doctors write millions of prescriptions for tranquilizers each year is the nervousness, irritability, and jitters largely brought on by inadequate diets lacking magnesium. Persons only slightly deficient in magnesium become irritable, highly-strung, and sensitive to noise, hyper-excitable, apprehensive and belligerent. If the deficiency is more severe or prolonged, they may develop twitching, tremors, irregular pulse, insomnia, muscle weakness, jerkiness and leg and foot cramps.

Because large amounts of calcium are lost in the urine when magnesium is under supplied, the lack of this nutrient indirectly becomes responsible for much rampant tooth decay, poor bone development, osteoporosis and slow healing of broken bones and fractures. With vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium helps to reduce and dissolve calcium phosphate kidney stones.

Magnesium deficiency may be a common factor associated with insulin resistance. Symptoms of MS that are also symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle spasms, weakness, twitching, muscle atrophy,  an inability to control the bladder, nystagmus (rapid eye movements), hearing loss, and osteoporosis.  People with MS have higher rates of epilepsy than controls.  Epilepsy has also been linked to magnesium deficiencies


Signs of severe magnesium deficiency include:

  • Extreme thirst 
  • Extreme hunger 
  • Frequent urination 
  • Sores or bruises that heal slowly
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Blurry vision that changes from day to day
  • Unusual tiredness or drowsiness
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Frequent or recurring skin, gum, bladder or vaginal yeast infections

But wait a minute, aren't those the same symptoms for diabetes? Many people have diabetes for about 5 years before they show strong symptoms. By that time, some people already have eye, kidney, gum or nerve damage caused by the deteriorating condition of their cells due to insulin resistance and magnesium deficiency. Dump some mercury and arsenic on the mixture of etiologies and pronto we have the disease condition we call diabetes.

Magnesium deficiency is synonymous with diabetes and is at the root of many if not all cardiovascular problems.

Oral magnesium supplements reduce erythrocyte[2] dehydration.[3] In general, optimal balances of electrolytes are necessary to maintain the best possible hydration. Diabetic thirst is initiated specifically by magnesium deficiency with relative calcium excess in the cells. Even water, our most basic nutrient starts having a hard time getting into the cells with more going out through the kidneys.

Autism and Magnesium Deficiency

When dealing with autism spectrum and other neurological disorders in children it is important to know the signs of low magnesium: restless, can't keep still, body rocking, grinding teeth, hiccups, noise sensitive, poor attention span, poor concentration, irritable, aggressive, ready to explode, easily stressed. When it comes to children today we need to assume a large magnesium deficiency for several reasons.

1) The foods they are eating are stripped of magnesium because foods in general, as we shall see below are declining in mineral content in an alarming way.

2) The foods many children eat are processed junk foods that do not provide real nutrition to the body.

3) Because most children on the spectrum are not absorbing the minerals they need even when present in the gut. Magnesium absorption is dependent on intestinal health, which is compromised totally in leaky gut syndromes and other intestinal problems that the majority of autism syndrome disorders.

4) Because the oral supplements doctors rely on are not easily absorbed, because they are not in the right form

Nature Sunshine now has my favorite Magnesium back in stock. And it is Magnesium tablets with White Willow bark and Licorice in it.