Edgar Cayce’s View of Health and Healing

by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick and Nancy Thurlbeck

When Edgar Cayce, fully awake, considered human anatomy, it was with the eye of a professional portrait photographer. In trance, however, when "the Source" spoke through the sleeping Cayce, he was the "psychic diagnostician," reporting on temperature, blood pressure, and other physical and anatomical details of a patient’s body. Cayce could describe a patient’s condition in such a cool, calm, and detached manner that observers were left with the impression that he was a physician describing to fellow colleagues an examination he was in the process of conducting, except for the fact that Cayce’s patients didn’t have to be in the same room or even in the same country as Cayce. He appeared to be able to see right into his patient’s body, to examine each organ, blood vessel, and artery with microscopic precision, and then recommend treatments to restore or enhance a patient’s health. Many of Cayce’s recommended treatments, once dismissed as the fanciful products of an overactive imagination, are now considered state-of-the-art medical treatment and have earned Cayce the distinction of being called the father of holistic medicine. In the chaotic early years of Edgar Cayce’s career as a psychic diagnostician (1911-1927) – before his trance readings were properly recorded and indexed, and when the patient’s detailed medical records were not shared with Edgar – it was nearly impossible to view his contribution to medicine in a broader context. Unless a patient experienced immediate recovery Edgar and those around him had limited knowledge of the outcome of the treatments he recommended while in trance. Little or no effort was made to trace a patient's progress or to determine the effectiveness of the treatments recommended. Only files containing letters of thanks offered insights. This changed in 1928 when the Edgar Cayce hospital was founded in Virginia Beach, and Cayce would [g]o on to give approximately 7,000 more medical readings before his death in 1945. With a dedicated conductor to put Cayce into trance, a stenographer to supervise and record trance sessions, and a team of board-certified physicians to study, chart, and interpret a patient's progress over a long period of time, it was possible to begin seeing the scope of Cayce's contributions and to gain a better understanding of the general principles of health he communicated in the readings. As medical scholars would point out a generation later, together, Cayce's trance readings provided a primer on the emerging field of holistic medicine. Although the information Cayce imparted was often in keeping with the practice of both homeopathic and allopathic medicine at the time, it became clear by the late 1920s that Cayce also drew information from the

The body then attempts to throw off those toxins through another system of elimination—the skin. The Source veered furthest from accepted medical philosophy when he offered more cosmic-related reasons—such as the karmic repercussions of choices made in a previous life. and morning sickness in pregnant women. For instance.[or] from. In many instances.. which he attributed to the lack of certain minerals which were being taken from the mother to build the baby's body. to more unusual reasons.. Some of Cayce's medical insights have since been confirmed by modern medical science. He also said that spinal injuries could cause problems as diverse as asthma. while others are yet to be validated. as now." For some physical disturbances Cayce also described primary causes which then. Perhaps just as unusual in his time. Invariably. Cayce was clearly ahead of his time. especially those in Egypt and Greece. He said that the causes and symptoms were similar to those of a teething infant. he once recommended that an infant with digestive problems be kept on a strict diet of bananas which in the 1920s was generally considered to be poisonous to infants. In one reading he was quoted as saying. The Causes of Illness According to Cayce The greatest surprise of Cayce's health readings were the apparent causes given for various illnesses. which he said were frequently the result of congestion in the colon. the hard work paid off. "Thus you can . The fact that many of the treatments Cayce recommended were in keeping with the standard medical approach to illness made it easier for doctors to follow his advice.. these treatments varied only in the combination of medicine and therapies. And the treatment was the same for both. [suffer] a bad cold from getting mad. The Source. stuttering and even violent behavior.medical knowledge of ancient cultures. Cayce’s Four Basic Elements of Good Health . Now. migraine headaches. speaking through the sleeping Cayce. the all-banana diet is standard medical treatment for celiac children. cited reasons for illness that ranged from what now might be considered old-fashioned. like washing one's food down with a drink without chewing it properly. however.. remain unrecognized by the medical profession. These included conditions such as psoriasis which Cayce said was caused by the thinning of intestinal walls and the resulting leakage of toxins back into the system.[cursing out] someone. Cayce frequently connected illness to the mental and emotional states of the patients. And a fair percentage of Cayce's ideas were entirely new at the time the readings were given—sometimes given on the very same day the treatment or product was becoming available to the public. but often involved more hard work on the part of both the doctor and patient than has become the norm in modern medicine... like getting one's feet wet or exposure to the elements. As a general rule.

he encouraged the consumption of others. which he said was affected by the foods we eat—an area of nutrition that was virtually unheard of in the 1920s. saying that refined products not only lacked nutrients the body needs. Hay & Dr. For details re recommended proper food combining. And although he didn't use the contemporary term phyto-chemicals—the nutritional element related to the color of foods—he often recommended foods of a certain color for particular ailments. Cayce was issuing warnings. If such foods were eaten together." Cayce did not just warn patients away from certain foods. referred not only to the body's intake of nutrients. Just as mass-produced foods were beginning to appear. but also to process of digestion. Cayce frequently warned against eating when upset. are actually toxic to the human body. Cayce's general diet guidelines recommended the consumption of twenty percent acid producing foods. he recommended eating one meal per day of primarily raw vegetables. Cayce said. These four processes. Walb. He repeatedly stated that refined foods. specifically those foods requiring different acids to be digested. and decades before the whole-food movement became popular. starches and sugars. "make what we are. ASSIMILATION Assimilation.When studying the readings. sugars. and has only recently become popular. saying that due to the resulting physiological changes in the body. and eighty . Compare Edgar Cayce’s General Nutrition & Diet Recommendations. which Cayce said affected our cells’ ability to reproduce and function properly were: Assimilation Elimination Circulation and Relaxation. with all enzymes and other elements removed. see Food Combining Table according to Dr. red meat. He also consistently instructed patients to eat whole rather than refined grains. which appeared in almost one quarter of the medical readings. food would remain undigested and become toxic to the system. doctors working with Cayce were forced to expand their understanding of the role that four basic processes played in governing the health of the body. angry or distressed. For instance. in keeping with what is now known about the importance of ingesting active food enzymes. Cayce also spoke of avoiding certain food combinations. such as meats. Cayce also spoke of the acid-alkaline balance in the body. and fried food were generally harmful to the body. one type would be digested while the other would sit and ferment in the stomach thus becoming toxic to the body. but that such foods. physically and mentally." Cayce said. "What we think and what we eat—combined together.

Energies or activities may burn acids. only baked or cooked. ELIMINATION Poor elimination was cited as being at the root of a great number of illnesses. the days might be extended to whatever period as was so desired. such as lettuce. squash. such as vegetables.able to bring resuscitation so long as the eliminations do not hinder. and coffee and tea become toxic when combined with milk or cream. But some of Cayce's recommendations still seem strange to this day. He also stated that carbonated drinks were to be almost always avoided. human cells must also eliminate waste products and toxins to remain healthy. they are toxic to the human body. Apart from taking in nourishment. and according to the Cayce readings. "[if] the assimilations and eliminations. He also recommended that vegetables from below the ground.. another ten percent proteins. unless used for fasting purposes. he recommended doing deep breathing exercises each morning to eliminate toxins pooled in the lungs from the shallow breathing characteristic of sleep. should constitute only twenty-five percent of one's diet of vegetables. Other gems offered by Cayce included such statements as: apples should never be eaten raw." Compare Edgar Cayce’s General Nutrition & Diet Recommendations and the Cayce AcidForming & Alkaline-Forming Food Table. he stated in several readings that while tomatoes contain more nutrients than any other single food. for the system is. Similarly. beets. fruits and grains.percent alkaline producing foods. and tomatoes.." Cayce suggested many different aids to elimination. but because they interfered with the interaction between the liver and the kidney. One of the simplest was to drink a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon juice each morning upon rising and before eating.. and potatoes. fruits and dairy products. while above the ground vegetables. To a forty-eight-year-old woman.the greater should be the alkaline reacting food taken. Cayce said: "The less physical exercise. and references to it appeared in over half of Cayce's medical readings.. but those who lead the sedentary life can't go on sweets or too much starches. such as carrots. should account for the other seventy-five percent. many of the seemingly radical guidelines he offered in the 1930s would be seen as having merit. not just because of the sugar or artificial sweetener in them. only the peel of the white potato was of any real nutritional value. when not vine-ripened.. five percent refined starches and sugars and the other seventy-five percent complex carbohydrates such as vegetables. which apparently helped the body eliminate the toxins thrown off during sleep. He recommended that only ten percent of our diet be fats.[were] kept nearer normal in the human family. which included eating leafy vegetables and stewed fruit such as . Long after Cayce's death.. Dietary measures were also recommended to improve bowel activity. For instance.

Grape Cancer Cure and Colon Cleansing via Colonic Irrigation. One method Cayce recommended was massage. He also suggested drinking as much as six to eight glasses of water a day. Although it was considered by many to be nothing more than idle pampering. or that which keeps life in the whole system. Compare Dehydration & Cancer. The most natural way to sustain good overall circulation. As he pointed out in a reading for a forty-six-year-old woman. was exercise. which he considered to be just as important. particularly for the inactive." he often said in trance. head and neck rolls and walks.is the main attribute to the physical body. Cayce said." In the same reading. and occasionally four-day grape fasts or five-day orange fasts for more extreme cases of toxemia. both of the lymph and the blood. While the apple fast in particular was intended to have a cleansing effect on the intestines." To another patient he said exercise "is not something merely to be gotten through or gotten rid of. were all recommendations Cayce ." and pointed out that unlike the arterial system which has both the heart and the muscle-lined wall of the arteries to move the blood along. "For everyone— everybody—should take an internal bath occasionally as well as an external one. Cayce made reference not only to arterial circulation." Compare Detoxification. and it relies on other methods to move waste matter out of the body." Daily stretches. Cayce made a startling prophetic remark: "The day may yet arrive when one may take a drop of blood and diagnose the condition of any physical body. Highlighting the role that circulation plays in assimilation and elimination. according to Cayce. In extreme cases of toxemia. and references to circulation turned up in approximately sixty-percent of the readings. was circulation. "cleanse the activities of the liver.. The Source referred to the fluid in the lymphatic system as "white blood" or "lymph blood..figs and raisins. CIRCULATION The third aspect of sustaining good health. according to Cayce." Compare Darkfield High Resolution Blood Analysis. for not only does the blood stream carry the rebuilding forces to the body. in a systematic manner. and necessary—and little or few take as much as is needed. Cayce recommended enemas and colonics. Cayce saw massage as curative. but lymphatic circulation. "Exercise is wonderful. preferably of twenty minutes. adding that these could also be used by healthy people. the kidneys and the whole system. "The circulation." Cayce also frequently recommended three-day apple fasts. it also takes the used forces and eliminates same through their proper channels. it would also. he pointed out that "there is no condition existent in a body that the reflection of same may not be traced to the blood supply. the lymph system has no pump of its own.

mechanical appliances. the sensory nervous system." the Source said. habits—both good and bad—are formed and retained. Positive and negative thoughts could therefore physically alter each cell's functioning.just as physical as sticking a pin in the hand!" Compare Emotions & Cancer Healing and Healing Cancer & Your Mind. In trance. Compare Detoxification: Activate Your Lymphatic System. In one reading Cayce—in trance—stated that "worry and fear [are] the greatest foes to [a] normal healthy physical body . "Only when any portion of the anatomical structure of a human being is put in accord with the divine influences." The nervous system was the vehicle through which Cayce's "mind as the builder" could most directly influence the body. for the sympathetic nerve system is to the soul and spirit forces as the cerebrospinal is to the physical forces of an entity. Cayce's physical readings divided the nervous system into three parts: the cerebrospinal system.[ability] of arousing hope.. made up of the brain and the spinal cord. compounds.. Cayce stated that "the activity of the mental or soul force of the body may control entirely the whole physical [body] through the action of the balance in the sympathetic [nervous] system. Again.. and the sympathetic nervous system. over which a person has no conscious control.gave. Cayce often recommended that positive suggestion be a part of a patient's daily treatment. RELAXATION The fourth process Cayce considered vital to good health was what he referred to as relaxation. or the autonomic nervous system.." ." Cayce also suggested that within this system.. of bringing the awareness of faith into the consciousness of an individual is very necessary. His message here was that the nervous system acts as a conduit and carries impulses and instructions to every cell in the body." For another patient he said. Cayce said that emotions. affecting the entire organism.may real healing come. which included the sense organs. the sympathetic nervous system could be considered "the brain manifestation of soul forces in the body. "While [it is] true [that] medicines.. radiation. "For thoughts are things! And they have their effect upon individuals. These habits govern the links between our mind and our body. This same theme was expanded upon in a reading Cayce did for a fortyfour-year-old physician. And apparently anyone could "correct habits by forming others! That [goes for] everybody!" Although modern-day medical practitioners often look upon the power of "suggestion" as pseudo science. all have their place and are of the creative forces. of creating confidence. moved as electric energies through the nervous system. yet the. Cayce was far ahead of his time in pinpointing the role that stress played in one's overall health. both positive and negative. According to the readings.

. Cayce took the generative properties of the body one step further. according to Cayce. And there is no death. to suggest that if a person were to maintain the proper attitude and to keep their organs properly coordinated with one another. as may be told by any pathologist.. standing still." The readings identified seven glands which are also referred to as seven centers. serves as the physical point of contact between a person's nervous system and his or her "spiritual bodies. In other readings. In this reading requested on their behalf by Cayce’s son Hugh Lynn and nephew. or resting. Tommy House. or "chakras. Cayce said.Cayce also said that a preoccupation with a particular illness could result in the manifestation of that illness in one's own life. save in thy consciousness.. were "that which enables the body. Because all others have died.." In this sense. for a half to a minute.any element at all that is known in the material world!" Cayce would also say.[if the body will] see physically this flowing out to quiet self. and you do! The ability of a human being to prolong their life. so it is necessary that there be recreation and rest for the mental. Cayce viewed the human body as a miracle of creation in its ability to heal itself. These seven . Cayce suggested that "quiet. For there are those machines or glands within the body capable of producing. whether walking. from the very air or water and the food values taken into the body." which act as both growth centers for the physical body and major spiritual centers. there is no known reason why any individual entity should not live as long as it desires.for recreation and rest for the physical." The glandular system also... meditation. As it is necessary. His view became more apparent in a statement he made to a group of entrepreneurial doctors seeking information on health products they wanted to produce. that "every cell of the body is a universe in itself." And Cayce urged patients to find balance in their lives: "Budget the time so that there may be a regular period for sustaining the physical being and also for sustaining the mental and spiritual being. Cayce said. depends on the proper functioning of the endocrine system. Cayce's trance view was that "unless it be for a removal of conditions that have become acute by neglect or other causes of the same nature." Compare The Body Is Self-Healing: Nature Heals/Natural Hygiene. according to Cayce. they could live as long as they wanted: "For. "There is no greater factory in the universe than that in a human body in its natural. The glands. all curative forces must be from within self and are of the whole of a physical being: for the human anatomical body is as the working of a perfect whole. normal reacting state. To maintain health. will bring strength. more than once." ALL CURATIVE FORCES MUST BE FROM WITHIN In contrast to the predominant view that doctors healed exclusively through medicine or surgery. ye expect to. physically throughout to reproduce itself.

In the 1930s." he said in a reading given in June of 1928. "there is the pattern in the material or physical plane of every condition. or did he see its cure only in the physical realm. Cayce described how a person's emotions affect the glands' activities: "For as has been indicated in some manners. For scientific validation and background on chakras. none would be completely understood by the medical profession until a half-century or more later." Perhaps the most radical assertion he made along these lines was to say that all disease was caused by sin. "Anger causes poisons to be secreted from the glands." In another reading he said: "one is ever just as young as the heart and the purpose." Compare Laughter Is Medicine & Healing Cancer & The Power of Your Mind. too. physically. According to Cayce. believing. As with the nervous system.. " As the source once put it: "There are in truth. "Joy has the opposite effect. Keep friendly. Cayce would also state. it is the attuning of the atomic structure of the living force . joy.what ye ask in His name. see Energetics and Spirituality & Cancer Healing. and gives the opportunity for greater mental and spiritual awakening.. and the pituitary. or any of those active forces. perhaps. the pineal.. their purposes were being hotly contested. Whether it is accomplished by the use of drugs.include the gonads—also referred to as the cells of Leydig or Leyden—the adrenals. the thyroid." he said.. the knife or. Compare Emotions & Cancer Healing. This alone is healing. that produces through the glandular secretion those activities that flow into the whole of the system. fear. for that represented a lack of faith. all healing of every nature is the changing of the vibrations from within.the only source of healing for a physical or mental body... [anything else]. and to a certain degree. is good for the body. an arousing even to… hilariousness. Belief and anticipation played an important part in the healing process. most notably the sin of fear. Keep sweet. there is an activity within the system produced by anger. He reminded patients that ". some activities. and may be met or counteracted. if ye would keep young. that while the spiritual body is not actually contained in the physical body." He also said that "a good laugh." On another occasion he noted: "No one can hate his neighbor and not have stomach or liver trouble. the thymus. No one can be jealous and allow the anger of same and not have upset digestion or heart disorder. aura and life energies. as exists in the cosmic or spiritual plane.. the attitude that truly heals is the "Christ Consciousness." These emotion-caused secretions could wreak havoc with one's health." It was for this reason. and thyself living. Keep loving.that which exists is and was produced from a first cause. no incurable conditions. when Cayce did readings on these glands. " Fear is the root of most of the ills of mankind. that Cayce did not view illness as strictly caused by physical problems." In another reading Cayce said that "all strength. mirth. the attuning of the divine within the living tissue of a body to Creative Energies. or changed. [mind will build]. while in trance. mentally.

but it is the keeping of a balance—by the touch —between the sympathetic and cerebrospinal system. In thousands of medical readings. all the elements that are without man may be found in the living human body." In this sense. he suggested that a body's cells must act in concert to sustain good health. the application of heat and cold.'s." This is a concept that can be applied to all aspects of life—even non-medical. One of the most interesting concepts regarding good health and longevity put forth by Cayce was that "[there is no need] for a better body . hydrotherapy. "Hence these in coordination. osteopathic manipulation of the spine. 1934." he said. In one physical diagnosis. We must pray and think positive thoughts. makes the soul. electricity is vibration." whose degrees are generally considered equivalent to those of medical doctors. or the simple laying on of hands. the theme of "vibration" was quite evident in his commentary. As Cayce said. whether through medicine. but we must address concerns and issues in the physical realm. as we see in nature.O. "The science of osteopathy is not merely the punching in a certain segment or the cracking of the bones. he also warned them not to ignore their physical lives either. As much as Cayce advised his patients not to ignore spiritual matters when dealing with health challenges. Cayce discussed the beauty of being "one with God." Likewise. As Cayce had said in the physics readings for the Stansell motor: "Life in its manifestations is vibration. and the whole is physical man. "When the earth was brought into existence or into time and space. All of Cayce's remedies had the intention of correcting the vibrations of the various cells of the body. Cayce regarded osteopathic therapy as the closest to the healing process of the human body. the spiritual. yet do not treat physical conditions wholly through spiritual or mental laws and expect same to respond as one." in a spiritual as well as a physical sense. Osteopaths. electrical magnetic therapy." Just as Cayce talked about being one with God. the mental. "There is no form of physical mechano-therapy so near in accord with nature's measures as correctly given osteopathic adjustments. which work one with another. as we see in the fire or in the earth." Compare Spirituality & Cancer Healing. in which he summarized much of his philosophy. designated as "D. That is real osteopathy!" In a particularly moving reading on May 24.to its spiritual heritage. and work through manipulation of the muscular-skeletal system. body and mind one coordinating factor with the universal creative energy we call God." and that "each have their laws. emphasize the body's natural ability to heal. Of all the physical treatments. as we see in the air." Cayce said. Cayce offered physical treatments directed toward improving "coordination. the Source said: "The body is made up of the physical. Cayce suggested that the same principles of "harmonics" governing the release of energy were at play in the human body.

" Similarly. when asked by a woman how many more years of life she should expect. cancer has its own separate identity like a parasite which infests a host organism. habits. in addition to all of the advice he would give about diet. the Physical Is the Result. When you can't pray. cancer is a group of cells or tissues which separates ("segregates") itself and forms its own entity within the larger system of the body. so long as I may be useful as a manifestation of Thy love in the earth. "God. Mind is the Builder. In a sense." In another reading. and have faith that help will come." And indeed. keep Thou. CANCER DRAWS FROM THE VITALITY OF THE BODY. Here are some of the key points to consider with regard to Edgar Cayce's perspective of cancer. Edgar Cayce observed that the same processes which result in cancer are present in the body all the time. Cayce responded: "How many do you wish [or need]? Let the prayer be ever: 'Father. On this topic. Like any parasite. and as I may be gentle and kind and true and pure to my fellow man. CANCER REPRESENTS A FAILURE OF NATURAL PROCESSES. attitudinal adjustments and exercise in keeping the body healthy. . Cancer usually results from the failure of natural processes such as coagulation and elimination of wastes. thy body is the temple of the living God. Cancer uses the body's life-force energy to survive. Edgar Cayce gave many readings for persons suffering from a wide variety of cancerous conditions. For. you'd better begin to worry! For then you [really] have something to worry about!" More on health & healing cancer by Edgar Cayce: Edgar Cayce's Perspective of Cancer Edgar Cayce Concise Reading on Vitamins Edgar Cayce’s Recommendations re Cancer & Diet Edgar Cayce’s General Nutrition & Diet Recommendations Edgar Cayce on Keeping Our Bodies in Balance Nutritionally Almonds in the Cayce Readings Compared to Current Medical Research Cancer Causes & Treatment: Research Report Based on the Readings of Edgar Cayce Edgar Cayce’s Readings on Health and Healing of the Human Body: Spirit Is the Life. Cayce would give perhaps his most inspiring and easily understood advice: "Never worry as long as you can pray. the Source said: "The church is in thyself. O Lord. there was always one underlying theme—a willingness to call on God's help through prayer. mental states. In most cases.'" When asked "Who will aid me most in my work and daily life?" Cayce simply replied. physical treatments.[unless it is] to serve thy fellow man the better. cancer is a drain upon the resources of the host organism. CANCER IS AN ENTITY UNTO ITSELF. me.

On the whole. According to Edgar Cayce. Detoxification and Nature Heals. keeping a healthy diet and good eliminations can help prevent cancer. Cayce also stated that excessive worry and negative attitudes can make a person with a genetic predisposition for cancer more vulnerable to developing the illness. Healing Cancer & Your Mind. Edgar Cayce recognized the various kinds of cancer. Compare Edgar Cayce’s Recommendations re Cancer & Diet. Treatments directed at decreasing toxicity and increasing vitality were emphasized. and depleted immune system were the most often cited factors linked to cancer. . injury. Specific therapies such as iodex and ash ointment and plantain salve were recommended by Cayce to prevent lumps and tumors from becoming malignant. natural therapies that worked with the body to heal itself were given priority. environmental toxicity. Gentle osteopathic treatment was also often prescribed to set up "drainages" and improve eliminations thus decreasing the chances for cancer. Specifically. Dr. Spirituality and Lothar Hirneise’s Cancer Research. Edgar Cayce recommended a wide variety of therapeutic modalities for the treatment of cancer. Compare Emotions. The mental and spiritual aspects of prevention and treatment were strongly emphasized. Edgar Cayce noted that early intervention produces better therapeutic results. CANCER CAN OFTEN BE PREVENTED. Johanna Budwig Diet. CANCER IS SOMETIMES A KARMIC PATTERN. Johanna Budwig Diet and Detoxification. Edgar Cayce observed that in some cases cancer can result from past life experiences. Compare Edgar Cayce: Cancer Is Sometimes A Karmic Pattern and Breast cancer with bleak diagnosis healed after a single session of regression therapy. EARLY TREATMENT RESULTS IN BETTER PROGNOSIS. There are many etiological (causative) factors associated with cancer. Compare Nutrition.CANCER HAS MANY CAUSES. Edgar Cayce's holistic approach to health and healing is notable in the readings he gave for persons suffering from cancer. poor eliminations. Consistent with the perennial philosophy which acknowledges the continuity of consciousness. THERE ARE MANY FORMS OF CANCER. THE TREATMENT OF CANCER INVOLVES MANY MODALITIES. In agreement with modern medicine's view of cancer treatment. Compare Cancer Causes. Nutrition. lack of vitality. chronic irritation or bruising were often said to be triggering factors producing tumors which could become malignant. On two occasions he stated that there are nineteen forms of cancer. CANCER INVOLVES MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL ASPECTS. Heredity.

Increase vitality with beef juice taken in small quantities as a medicine. surgery and/or radiation therapy were recommended. This group of readings naturally vary due to individual differences and variations in the progression of the disease. Create constructive attitudes and emotions by working with the Ideals Exercise. Since Cayce recognized that what may “be poison for someone. Johanna Budwig diet) and Asparagus: cancer recoveries and remissions: lung cancer healing testimonial. see The Causes and Treatment of Cancer: A Research Report Based on the Readings of Edgar Cayce." This view is entirely consistent with Edgar Cayce's perspective of cancer . Some Edgar Cayce dietary & nutritional recommendations for individual cancer patients Note: The following are excerpts from several readings given to various individuals who asked for help with cancer challenges. This is also consistent with the known causes of lung cancer such as cigarette smoke and environmental toxins which continually irritate the lungs. Compare Testimonials of lung cancer healed or improved (Dr. For detailed coverage of Edgar Cayce’s view of cancer genesis and healing. . to another may be a cure” (reading 1259-2). Tabor's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary states that cancer "may be caused by various forms of chronic irritation. Two other important factors associated with cancer are decreased vitality (resistence) and poor eliminations. Utilize ultra-violet light therapy and animated ash to assist the system in fighting the cancer while increasing oxygen in the system.EDGAR CAYCE SOMETIMES RECOMMENDED SURGERY AND RADIATION. the reader is referred to the extensive Edgar Cayce’s Dietary Advice & Recommendations for Cancer Treatment & Prevention for more generally applicable and "generic" details of what Edgar Cayce recommended for cancer cure and prevention. the summary provided in this overview will focus on the common features of causation and treatment. EDGAR CAYCE'S APPROACH TO LUNG CANCER Edgar Cayce gave approximately nine readings for seven individuals suffering from lung cancer. Provide inhalant therapy to purify the lungs (apple brandy from charred oak keg). In certain cases where the cancer was progressive and extreme. The most common recommendations for the treatment of lung cancer appear to be: Improve eliminations and decrease toxicity with cleansing diet and hydrotherapy (castor oil packs and colon therapy). Thus. Thus the treatment of lung cancer involves specific treatment to the lungs and general systemic therapies to improve eliminations and increase vitality.particularly with regard to lung cancer.

and kept up.the body will have no more trouble or recurrence of this nature through the system. but very small amounts of same. The fats should be more from nuts than meats.”(Q) Are there any foods that should be eliminated. especially almonds. with the fats that would be from nuts.” (Reading 967-2) ”Hence. but because of a high concentrate of sugar become acid-formers. as part of a diet emphasizing leafy vegetables and low (or no) meat and fat: "Eat an almond each day . Those fruits marked with an * should not be eaten with other foods. would be most helpful . ALKALINE FRUITS ACID FRUITS ALKALINE ACID VEGETABLES .” (Reading 787-1) Eliminate from the diet all fats.only taking those sugars from fruits and from the vegetables. English walnuts or even Brazilian nuts. almonds.” (Reading 1000-11) ”Citrus fruit juices should form the greater portion of the morning meals. It can turn alkaline. Honey and raw sugars produce alkaline ash. preferably. though these will be helpful at times. and the like. are well. suggest diet? (A) Rather use the fruit and vegetable diet. Almonds. while the fruits. Brazilian nuts. you'll never have accumulations of tumors or such conditions through the body. filberts. as should the RAW vegetables the noon meals.and especially cashew nuts. there should be a reduction in sugars . (4438-1) "Those who would eat two to three almonds each day need never fear cancer. should form the greater portion of the oils or fats for the body. for these. filberts and the like. heavy oils of any kind. Use rather almonds and filberts than black walnuts." (Reading 1158-31) "If an almond is taken each day." (Reading 3515-1) "Almonds. cooked or prepared vegetables or the other activities for the system should furnish the evening meals. as we find. They are acid externally but alkaline internally. especially.one almond . meats. Nuts. and if so. cashew nuts. Cayce Health Database It must be noted that because a food is acid it is no indication that it REMAINS acid in the body." (Reading 3180-3) Almonds were recommended in the following readings (breast cancer)." (Reading 4438-1) For details see Edgar Acid-Forming & Alkaline-Forming Foods from Health and Rejuvenation Research Center. and the like.

cow.VEGETABLES Apples/cider Apricots Avocados Bananas Berries (most) Cantaloupe Carob (pod only) Cherries Citron Currants Dates Figs Grapes *Grapefruit Guavas *Kumquats *Lemons (ripe) *Limes Loquats Mangos Nectarines Olives (ripe) *Oranges Papayas Passion Fruit Peaches Pears Persimmons Pineapple (fresh) Pomegranates Melons (all) Raisins Sapotes Tamarind *Tangerines Tomatoes (fully ripened) All preserves All canned with sugar Cranberries Dried-sulphure d. lima. string) Beets broccoli Cabbages Carrots Celery Cauliflower Chard Chicory Com Cucumber Dill Dock Dulse Eggplant Endive Escarole Garlic Horseradish Jerusalem artichokes Kale Leeks Lettuce Mushrooms Okra Onions Oyster plant Parsley Parsnips Peas Peppers (bell) Asparagus tips (white only) Beans (dried) Garbanzos Lentils ALKALINE DAIRY ACID DAIRY ALKALINE VEGETABLES Acidophilus (continued) milk Butter Potatoes (skin is buttermilk Cheese (all) best part) yogurt Cottage cheese Pumpkin Milk (raw only -Radish human. wax. or Cream Romaine lettuce goat) Custards . glazed Olives (Pickled) Plums Prunes Blueberries Alfalfa sprouts Artichokes Asparagus Bamboo shoots Beans (green.

R. see The Causes and Treatment of Cancer: A Research Report Based on the Readings of Edgar Cayce . H. Coconut (dried) Blood & bone shellfish. (only bonemeal is Gelatin alkaline) Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. Inc. MISC.E. Agar Coffee substitute Honey Kelp (edible) Tea (herbal & Chinese) Egg yolks Alcoholic drinks Cocoa Coffee. canned) Rutabagas Sauerkraut Soybeans Spinach Sprouts Squash Turnips Watercress Yams. Indian teas Condiments (all) Dressings Drugs Eggs (whites) Flavorings Mayonnaise Tapioca Tobacco Vinegar ALKALINE GRAINS Amaranth Quinoa Buckwheat & millet are thought to be either neutral or alkaline. cooked.Inc. For detailed coverage of Edgar Cayce’s view of cancer causation and healing. fish. dried.R. malted.R.C. 215 67th Street Virginia Beach. sweet potatoes ALKALINE. hrc at edgarcayce. Please consult a qualified health care professional for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health Database.Association for Research and Enlightenment. Health & Rejuvenation Center.®.org. 7340. ACID GRAINS All grains and grain products except buckwheat & millet ALKALINE NUTS Almonds Chestnuts (roasted) Coconut (fresh) ACID NUTS ALKALINE FLESH ACID FLESH FOOD FOOD All meats All except above Beef Juice Fowl. A. ACID MISC.Whey Margarine Milk (boiled.E .. VA 23451-2061. Telephone: (757) 428-3588 ext. Copyright 2000 A.

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