Why Enzymes Are Used for Natural Cancer Treatment : Special Healing Cancer Week

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Day Three of our Renegade Health Natural Cancer Awareness Week!

In this audio episode, you’ll hear cancer doctor Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez explain the reason why pancreatic enzyme therapy is used in natural cancer protocols.

This one is fascinating… believe me!

This audio is part of the Healing Cancer World Summit Archives, which is available for only a few more days. You can access this here if you want the complete program of over 16 hours of great information from the world’s leading natural cancer doctors.

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Now on to the interview…

Your question of the day: Have you ever taken pancreatic enzymes?

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Here’s the transcript of this interview…

KEVIN: Now after using the information that you learned from him, from Dr. Good, from your clinical experience, what in your view is cancer?

DR. GONZALEZ: I’ll give you a circuitous answer to that question, but Kelly’s work was actually based on the work of John Beard who was a very well known scientist at the turn of the last century at the University of Edinburgh. He was English by birth but taught at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He was a PhD embryologist who initially wasn’t interested in cancer at all but in the esoteric things of embryology like the development of sense organs of a parasitic worm and how they formed in the embryo. He eventually got interested in the placenta which in mammals of course is the connection between the growing embryo and the mother’s uterus and that’s how we as mammals survive initially as embryos. We get all the nutrients and oxygen we need from the mother’s blood supply and get rid of our waste products into the blood supply of the mother. And the placenta is the connection between the growing embryo and the mother and that’s an anchor for the fetus but as well as a connection to life supporting connection between the embryo and the mother’s blood supply. Now the embryo itself when it first develops it develops the trophoblastic which is the initial phase of the placenta and it’s a very invasive tissue. And Beard made the extraordinarily brilliant observation that in early appearance and behavior this early placental tissue is very much like a cancer. After all the purpose of the placenta is to invade into the uterus; it’s kind of the way cancer would invade into an organ and it proliferates. It grows very rapidly. It has a very rapid cell division which Beard recognized that invades through the underlying uterine tissues to anchor the embryo and it also produces a very rapid blood supply. Of course today we use the word angiogenesis which is the ability of cancer in even normal tissues to produce a new blood supply rapidly. Beard didn’t use the word angiogenesis, that’s the modern term. But he realized that the placenta, the early trophoblast which is the primitive placenta uses a blood supply very rapidly. That’s its whole purpose, to produce a blood supply that connects the growing embryo’s blood supply to the mother’s. Beard was a very expert histologist and he knew – we’re talking about 1900 – he knew about cancer. We think of 1900 as kind of a primitive long ago time in science, but 1900 pathologists in the US and in Europe had defined all the various types of cancer and they knew what cancer looked like and how it behaved. They had already identified over a hundred types of cancer. And they had determined that cancer had five distinguishing characteristics. Under the microscope it was primitive, undifferentiated, it divided without restraint, it was invasive. It migrated through the underlying tissues and produces a blood supply what we would call angiogenesis. And Beard said in its appearance and behavior, cancer is exactly like the early trophoblastic/placental tissue. Primitive, undifferentiated, grows rapidly, invades, migrates, and produces a blood supply. But he went a step further to answer your question. He said it’s not just a trophoblast. A placenta is not just a metaphor for cancer. It not only resembles cancer, it’s a good analogy for cancer. He said actually cancer in its very origin is placental, it’s trophoblastic. And what he meant by that is during embryological development, he had discovered that as the trophoblast, the early placenta forms, it invades into the uterus. That’s true, but it also sends cells into the embryotic body and as the embryo grows and matures into its final form, a lot of these early placental cells lay scattered throughout the embryonic body where they form nests. And normally those cells will sit there quietly for the duration of our lifespan but he said under some abnormal signal, infection and inflammation, those nests of trophoblastic cells hold over from embryonic growth these primitive placental cells that remain in all of us he claimed and had the proof to show it will start dividing as if they were going to form a placenta, but in the wrong place at the wrong time, you know in the brain or in the lung or the colon or the pancreas and produce a cancer. He said cancer doesn’t develop from mature tissues that somehow go berserk and go backwards in time and become primitive and start growing rapidly unlike normal tissues. He said they develop from these trophoblastic nests of cells that lie scattered throughout our body that through some abnormal signal start dividing. That may seem a little obscure and esoteric and going back a hundred years is a long time ago. Modern researchers are changing their attitude toward cancer. We used to think and I was taught in medical school that cancer develops from the mature, differentiated tissues, the line of the intestinal tract, the pancreatic cells, the brain cells that through some mutation or abnormality, develop a whole new set of qualities, become primitive in their appearance, become prolific and invasive, migratory, antigenic. Beard said that’s a lot of silliness a hundred years ago. He said that doesn’t come from the mature tissues but from the trophoblastic cells. Well modern researchers are beginning to say cancer doesn’t come from these mature cells just as Beard said, but from stem cells which are these primitive undifferentiated cells that lay scattered through all our body. They actually serve a function. Every newspaper today is carrying stories on stem cells. These are these primitive, undifferentiated cells that serve as a reservoir for tissues that are lost through normal turnover, through injury, disease, through death. And this is how cells and tissues regenerate normally. Wickens and his group at the University of Michigan and followers of him believe now that cancer develops when these stem cells start dividing abnormally and they don’t have the normal restraint and this is where cancer comes from, invasively. What they’re saying actually is cancer comes from stem cells and what Beard discovered 100 years ago in these scattered trophoblastic cells are stem cells. Beard discovered stem cells 100 years ago though he never got credit for that. So we believe as do a lot of contemporary molecular biologists that cancer develops from stem cells that Beard called these early trophoblastic cells that lose their normal inhibition and start dividing rapidly. I mean normally they serve a healing function and they serve as a reservoir for placement cells to replace tissues and cells lost through normal turnover again after injury or death or sickness. But when they lose their normal inhibition and restraint they become tumors and can spread, invade and kill. So we believe cancer comes from these nests of scattered cells that we contemporary scientists would call stem cells, what Beard called these germ cells, he used the word germ cells, these trophoblastic cells scattered throughout the body. And that’s how it forms. Now why would cancer form? Why did these stem cells or trophoblastic cells Beard called them lose their normal restraints on abnormal growth? Well Beard would say that’s because we don’t produce enough pancreatic enzymes. Beard thought the key to cancer was in pancreatic enzymes. That’s the whole essence of our therapy. During his embryological research he realized that there was a remarkable transformation in the trophoblast. Initially it’s very much like a cancer. It’s primitive, undifferentiated, proliferates without restraint and invades and migrates through tissues and produces a blood supply and it grows rapidly just like a cancer does. But at some predetermined point suddenly the trophoblast/placenta changes its characteristics and becomes the mature, live, sustained placenta which stops growing and stops invading and really is very stable. And he spent years of his life trying to figure out what the signal was for that remarkable transformation from the early, invasive placenta which was like a tumor to the mature, life sustaining placenta that doesn’t grow and doesn’t invade. He realized the very day the placenta changed its character, changed its behavior was the very day the embryonic pancreas began spewing out pancreatic enzymes. And he searched for any other clue that might explain that transformation. The only thing that happened in terms of time was the very day that the trophoblast changed its character and stopped invading and stopped migrating was the day that the embryonic pancreas began producing its pancreatic enzymes. And he then decided that it was the pancreatic enzymes that determined trophoblastic behavior and its destiny and since these enzymes seemed to control the abnormal growth of the trophoblast or control its growth that these enzymes would also control cancer since cancer is trophoblastic in animal studies and in human cases and in 1905, 1906 he proved his point and had both success in animal studies and in human patients that were published in the mainstream medical literature but lost to posterity because no one took Beard seriously 100 years ago. So that’s the story where cancer comes from. It comes from these primitive cells that lie in all of us, what we call today stem cells that through some abnormal signal start dividing uncontrollably and produce tumors that can invade and migrate and produce a new blood supply. And it’s just a kind of a perversion of their normal destiny which is to provide replacement tissues or what Beard would say also is a trophoblast trying to produce a placenta but in the wrong place at the wrong time, both in men and women.

This audio is part of the Healing Cancer World Summit Archives, which is available for only a few more days. You can access this here if you want the complete program of over 16 hours of great information from the world’s leading natural cancer doctors.

Click here to read more about this package and purchase now!

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Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.


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  1. Good work by your crew. Very important work. Thanks from everyone who benefits but does not mention it and that is all of us. I really like the way Dr. Gonzalez repeated himself over and over. It helped me ‘get it’. And the video on orthomolecular psychology was great.

  2. Janice says:

    Most interestingy explanation of how Cancer cells form in the body.
    Thank you for the research!

  3. David says:

    Dr. Gonzales is right on. However we know from clinical experience that its not only the pancreatic enzymes but all proteolytic enzymes such as Serrapeptise have similar or even stronger effects. This is one reason, but only one, why StemDetox (.com) delivers so strongly in alternative cancer protocols.
    For your health, David

  4. Mark says:

    As an alternative to taking digestive enzyme supplements, one can consume a raw vegan diet and eat plenty of pineapple(with core), papaya
    and mango. This is a more natural way to accomplish the same thing.

    Cancer cells develop a thick protective coat composed of fibrin and albumin. The most potent enzyme that can dissolve this thick layer is trypsin. Certain forms of selenium prevent this layer from forming.
    Once the layer is broken down, the immune system can recognize and destroy cancer cells.

  5. sharon says:

    What are pancreatic enzymes? Just digestive enzymes that include Lipase, Protease, and Amylase?

    Are the supplemental pancreatic enzymes that are available only with prescription more effective than non-prescription products? Are they vegan? Is there an effective vegan source?

    Does it reduce your natural enzymes when you take supplemental ones? My herbalist has told me NOT to take digestive enzymes…guess I need to ask why he said that. I just assumed that relying on a supplement might reduce my ability to produce my own enzymes.

    This would be for continued health and cancer prevention only, so what would a dosage be? I assumed that digestive enzymes were mainly to help digest meat fats, dairy, bread and desserts….all of which I don’t eat.

    Lots of questions here. 🙂

  6. zyxomma says:

    Yes, I took pancreatic enzymes during a cleanse, among other supplements. I’m about to do another. Excellent info, thanks. Health and peace.

  7. Brenda Perkins says:

    Where are the answers to the above questions?….Thanks

  8. Kathy Patterson says:

    I have taken Wobenzyme periodically over the years, starting in about 1995, when I discovered I have polycystic kidney and liver disease. I went to a stupid gastroenteroligist who told me to take Tylenol for the pain in my liver. I went really quickly to my Naturopath who ordered me Wobenzyme from Germany as it was not available in the U.S. at that time. Paid $100 a bottle for it but it sure quickly cured my liver pain. I eventually had a liver resection and took it for post surgical pain. I now get it from Biotics Research Corporation in a slightly altered product called Intenzyme Forte. My husband took it after knee replacement a couple of months ago to prevent a DVT that he got last time he had the knee replaced. I know about Natto but I really like the Intenzyme Forte.

  9. Dr Sunil Khullar says:

    Amazing facts in this article should be publish massively and facts should me tried on various Cancer patients if with god grace get positive results will be helpful in treating lakhs of patients

  10. Paul says:

    As I understand it when using enzymes for Cancer they are to be taken on an empty stomach well away from food so they go about cleaning up in the body. If taken at meal time all they do is help digest your meal/food
    Cheers Kiwi Paul

  11. Oleander says:

    Very interested in Sharon’s questions. I too am a vegan and would like answers to these questions, please, Kevin

  12. I also would like to know the answers to those questions. 🙂

  13. Liz says:

    I’m no doctor, but I can share what I know… Many OTC enzyme products, if not most, are plant-based enzymes. Clearly, if the bottle contains “ox bile” and so forth, it’s not solely a plant-based enzyme. Systemic (proteolytic)enzymes like serrapeptase come from the silk worm. Nattokinase (natto) comes from fermented soy (yuk). (Natto-good since it comes from fermented soy if it is from non-GMO soy; soy-bad in my opinion). Protease enzymes can be used systemically. Bromelain, which comes from pineapple (and is a protease enzyme) comes from the leaves of the plant – the part which is not edible. The amount of protease in pineapple and other fruits is negligible. You could not possibly eat enough pineapple to get enzymes in therapeutic sufficient amounts although raw, uncooked foods contain far more enzymes than cooked foods (heated above 118 degrees), or processed foods (devoid of enzymes). IMHO you still need to supplement enzymes even with an enzyme-rich dietm but that’s just my opinion from my research. It is my understanding that your body will not “limit” or cease production of enzymes because you supplement. However, your body DOES have a finite number of enzymes, so to speak. By the time you reach the age of 50, you are only making about 20% of the enzymes you made in your youth- the amount of enzymes you have or are able to make dimishes drastically over time with age. The more “processed” your diet is, the more rapidly your store of enzymes will be depleted until eventually your body can’t make enough enzymes to maintain optimum health, especially if your diet includes (or included during your lifetime) processed foods. So supplementing enzymes for all ages makes sense in my book. Taking enzymes with your meals will aid in food digestion and absorption; taking proteolytic enzymes between meals will help the body in other ways, with other functions. There is no harm in using a regular “digestive enzyme” beween meals if you want since they contain protease enzymes. But if you’re really wanting to therapeutically address inflammation, tissue repair, etc., you’d likely want to stick with the protease enzymes between meals, taken an hour before or a couple hours after eating.

  14. d.Lo says:

    Wow! Lots of good info, in the initial post, and in the commnets that followed. I too can’t wait for the answers to Sharon’s questions, and Liz, your explanation is beautiful! Thank you ALL!
    Cheers Kev and the gang!

  15. Sue Rushford says:

    Kevin, this was super-interesting information – thank you so much for adding the transcript cause dude talks to fast I had to follow along reading! I have a few old half-used bottles of enzyme tablets and an old super-expensive baggie of systemic enzymes, but I just cannot swallow pills – I get a gag reflex and almost puke them back up (lovely) so tend not to take them, but I just received some Dr. Howell’s powdered digestive enzymes – was inspired to order per this interview – just took my first spoonful and am resolving to take them daily now. Again, thank you so much – have always loved you guys and have been following you off & on for the past 5 years – my 5 yr Raw anniversary is 4/17/07 🙂

  16. Sean says:

    Liz pretty well nailed it. All of you asking about digestive enzymes are not talking about the same thing as Dr. Gonzalez.

    I have stage 4 cancer and use enzymes (TumorX protocol) for that. I also use digestive enzymes with meals, which includes Bromelain as well as a popular plant-based enzyme product. These are not for cancer except in the capacity that cancer has a negative effect on digestion so the body needs more digestive support.

    Dr. Gonzalez’ enzyme formula comes from porcine pancreas, specifically from New Zealand pork (cleanest production meats in world) as a result of meat production. The animals are not slaughtered for their pancreas but rather for their meat. The pancreas is either discarded or used for animal/pet feed.

    This is obviously not vegan. If you have philosophical issues with this then you’re out of luck as far as I understand. If you have cancer, your philosophical position might need to be reconsidered IMHO.

    Plant-based enzymes are beneficial and can even assist the body in cleanup, but doesn’t cut the mustard when it comes to killing cancer.

    This piece on Dr. Gonzales is great but does not compare to the bonus material Kevin released during the Cancer World Summit from Dr. Gonzalez. Kevin, can you re-post that more extensive piece on enzymes from Dr. Gonzalez? This might be a snippit from it but seems like a new interview?


  17. Quin Crosbie says:

    Thanks for the interview, Kevin.

    I am interest to exchange experiences through email contact with anyone participating in Dr. Gonzalez’ enzyme protocol.


    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  18. Ed says:

    Hi, Kev and Annmarie 5 months in I believe Annmarie and you have a handle on the (making)not the right word, formation of the epigenetically unencumbered miracle due in July.I work in Public works in Florida 20 years plus,I have seen dozens of end games play out. The last thing people hear about is their total lack of enzymes like they have been keeping score.Doctors somehow believe this is important to you when you learn you have none. Blood work has them, but no patent medicine to address them so they remain unaddressed. May the architect of this chaos that can see through it bless your family as well as all your fans that want to give good vibes in a Bruce Lipton sort of way. Peace.

  19. Cindy Herr says:

    How does one take digestive enzymes if they also take a probiotic? I never totally understood how to take both.

  20. […] my re-posting of Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez’s partial interview from the Healing Cancer World Summit, I realized that there were a lot of questions about enzymes […]

  21. Jota says:

    The most potent systemic/proteolytic enzyme available is Zymessence by Dr. Wong.

    If the enzymes aren’t enterically coated to protect them from stomach acid, they won’t be available for absorption. This is why enzymes in food don’t really work (re: pineapple).

  22. Ruth says:

    Dr. Joel Fuhrman disagrees with the effectiveness of the use of pancreatic enzymes as a treatment for cancer. Please see his comments on the topic at http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/cancer-ineffective-anticancer-remedies-pancreatic-enzymes.html

  23. Very informative article. Cancer is also encapsulated into a tumor and one reason is the over-accumulation of toxins that the body cannot eliminate. Of course there are other reasons. (Request our ‘Cancer Health Educational’ package).
    Proteolytic enzymes and other enzymes are very important for the elimination of cancer and other illnesses.
    I have studied from the best top enzyme experts in the field of enzymes.
    All plants contain enzymes and if we ate only raw plant food, we would stay healthy, but that is not possible for all.
    Pancreatic enzymes will be produced by the body only if plant enzymes are in the body first.
    Pancreatic enzymes work in a very narrow ph base and most are destroyed by the acid in the stomach.
    There are available weak plant enzymes and exceptionally powerful plant enzymes.
    I work with enzymes that work in a range of between 2 and 12 ph so they get directly into the bloodstream and are most effective.
    Enzymes are one of the supplements necessary for cancer prevention and elimination.
    I do not want to take up much space, but I could send our ‘Enzyme Educational’ package through postal mail at no cost.
    Contact me at: LeadingEdgeHealth@shaw.ca or

  24. Sandra says:

    Thanks Kev!

    currently reading ” the gerson therapy” and enzyme therapy is recommended in the book.

    would like to share enzyme therapy experience with others.

    In appreciation

    Sandra success33@gmail.com

  25. Jannet says:

    The best plant based systemic enzymes are Promedizym. The tip I got from a traditional doctor and that is a big surprise as they usually do not endorse natural treatment.
    I used Promedizym during traditional treatment after breast-cancer because I did not have the guts to do it only naturally.

  26. One for All says:

    I use Dr. Bisci’s Systemic enzymes + Probiotics + Digestive enzymes.

    Wouldn’t it be lovely when we finally get a star trek device to scan our body and in 1 minute tell us exactly what is out of balance, by precisely how much, and the perfect individual dosage we need to correct the imbalance of the exact mineral or enzyme or herb or vitamin – uggh! Would be so much easier for us. The body is definitely a complex system that constantly works 24/7 to try to stay in balance in an extremely toxic environment (polluted air, EMF bombardment with computers and cell phones, poisoned food and toxic soil) I think every night we should celebrate, congratulate and thank every cell in our bodies for doing a FANTASTIC job to keep us alive and disease free. Truly.

    If you are going to eat meat, it is wise to eat pineapple with it for assisting in digestion if you cannot or don’t wish to take a digestive enzyme with your meal.

    I think probiotics are essential in keeping your immune system optimumly functioning.

    I think the 2 I have found to be the BEST on the market are Dr. Bisci’s probiotics OR NCP’s Probiotics.

    Dr. Bisci has a fantastic probiotic + SYSTEMIC ENZYME and digestive enzyme combo. One stop shopping for the best you can get. He also has videos on each one. Just thought to share.

    I used to have horrible digestive issues and all of that is completely healed.

    For treating cancer I think we have not looked at the efficiency of apricot kernels, and organic broccoli sprouts, turmeric, and Vit D3. Those 4 are powerful anti-cancer natural foods / hormones. With much success and healing power.

    Here is a video of a MEDICINELESS HOSPITAL in China where an in-operable tumor is healed 100% disappears in 2 mins 40 seconds. check this out!


    There is much in the way of innate healing powers we have not tapped into yet but are within us – we are far more powerful than we think if we still the mind and let the intelligence of the body work. If we chose to tap into the scientifically measurable feel where all is interconnected. PEACE.

  27. I have lung cancer and has been on Gerson protocol. Pancreatin and Inf Zyme Forte are part of the protocol from start. It would be great to communicate with other Gerson patients if any here. kamoldejb@hotmail.com

  28. Unfortunately, it’s a distorted version of Dr. John Beard’s (1857-1924) Universal Trophoblast concept. 🙁

    Dr. Beard’s research has been degraded by William Donald Kelley, D.D.S. (1925-2005) and Nicholas Gonzales, M.D.

    The proteolytic enzymes are better INJECTED to prevent them from being denatured in the stomach.

    Even if orally ingested pancreatic enzymes are acid-stable (as Dr. Gonzales states), that’s rarely true for an unhealthy person.

    Acid-stable enzymes may not be heat-stable, and a healthy stomach warms up to at least 102 degrees during digestion.

    Cofactors, coenzymes, nitrogen, and lesion pH need to be considered.

    Dr. Kelley’s two types of cancers — sympathetic and parasympathetic — don’t exist.

    There’s only one anabolic “category” of cancer and one “category” of catabolic DEFENSE against it.

    I have my own version of Dr. Kelley’s Metabolic Typing, and have found it ineffective unless an “point system” is added to each question.

    Atom Bergstrom
    FB: Atom’s School of Self-Healing at Wellness-Wagon.com
    For example, on a scale of one to 10, I’d assign at least “10 points” to pupil size as an indicator of sympathetic/parasympathetic dominance.

  29. Marc Authier says:

    The FDA and the federal government controlled by big pharma is the cancer here. BLOCKING research and in the process killing millions of Americans and all of us in the rest of the world the FDA must be seen as an enemy to progress and a mass murdering psychopathic parasite.

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