‘I am a biochemist, and have specialised in the relation of diet to health for over 50 years.
Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus
might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project, and we have
accumulated a number of favourable case histories.
Here are a few examples.
Case No. 1,
man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was
completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were
unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.
Case No. 2,
a successful businessman 68 years old who suffered from cancer of the bladder for
16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement,
he went on asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumour
had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.
Case No. 3,
a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971 he was put on the operating table where
they found lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him
up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the asparagus therapy
and immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of
the cancer had disappeared. He is back at his regular business routine.
Case No. 4,
a woman who was troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She finally developed
different skin cancers which were diagnosed by a skin specialist as advanced. Within 3
months after starting on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin looked fine and
no more skin lesions.
This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which
started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government
disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of
this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.
I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of materia medica’, edited in 1854 by
a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, stated that asparagus was used as a popular
remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of
asparagus in dissolving stones.
We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our
obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good
news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical
skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.
For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using, and therefore canned asparagus
is just as good as fresh. I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant
Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.
Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree, and store in the refrigerator.
Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening.
Patients usually show some improvement in from 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and
used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly
larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.
As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent’. Based on this
theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals.
We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner.
I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a practice to have
blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups.
The last blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specialises in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute
these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink. As a biochemist, I have made an extensive
study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that
asparagus fits in better with the latest theories about cancer.
Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance
that I call cell growth normaliser. That accounts for its action on cancer and in acting as a general
In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance.
The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good.’
It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest
tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body’s most potent
anticarcinogens and antioxidants.
an article, entitled, `Asparagus for cancer’
printed in Cancer News Journal, December 1979.