Familial Polyposis, Fap

Posted by Nancy on 01/23/2008

Dear Ted, I have two adult children who are in need of having themselves checked for a rare genetic condition called Familial Polyposis, or FAP. They are both procrastinating in getting this done because they know what the outcome will be if it is found out they have the gene. This condition is a form of colon cancer where hundreds of pre-cancerous polyps develop in the colon and rectum, requiring surgery to remove the entire colon and rectum, or where it is necessary to strip the mucous lining from the rectum so polyps won't be able to continue to develop. I have the gene and had surgery 20 years ago.
I know polyps are formed because of inflammation in the mucous lining. I have read reports where a patient had FAP, did not have surgery because of other health issues and was given something called Sulindac, which is an aspirin like drug that controls the inflammation. I believe Sulindac is called a COX2 inhibitor. The report went on to say while this patient was on the Sulindac, all polyps had completely disappeared. This is very hard on the system, as it causes ulcers and other problems like aspirin does. Then, if the patient is taken off of the Sulindac, sooner or later, the polyps will return. I have read of another drug called Aptosyn, which was very beneficial to patients who have FAP and much easier on the system. People who were given this medication became polyp-free within a matter of months. This was about to be approved by the FDA, but I found another report where it stated the FDA was not going to approve this drug at this time. Of course, what else is new?

This is where I am needing help. I'm going to try and keep this brief, as I have gathered so much information. I am so overwhelmed, I don't know where to go with this. I have heard of a doctor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Clinic in Houston, by the name of Bharat Aggarwal, who has done a study on Curcumin and cancer, that this has the ability to stop cancer, and to also prevent it. I have also heard of something called Black Salve, which is something the Native Americans in the United States have used for hundreds of years. I have been in contact with someone from the curezone.com forum who has told me about Oleander Soup. All three items are anti inflammatories. I've even heard about Hydrogen Peroxide, that this would be of help. In fact, I had Bill Munro from Earth Clinic call me today and he was telling me I need to get my children on Hydrogen Peroxide and follow his instructions with the nasal pump. Now, I am so confused, I don't know what direction to take. I know this can be prevented, I know if there are polyps, this can be reversed, but how? Can you help me with this? If it is found out that either of my children have this condition, if I can help them avoid surgery, this is all I ask. I'm feeling maybe I'm foolish for even thinking this is possible and I'm playing with their lives. But, with all what I have read where other people were able to get rid of polyps, then, am I wrong to think this can be prevented? I just know, if I had heard of Curcumin or any of these other things, I would have tried it before I had my surgery.

I hope to hear from you soon. Looking forward to seeing a reply. Thank you again, and I pray you are able to give me some advice.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Sorry for late response, so many emails! The polyps that forms along the intestinal tract that is pre-cancerous, has the same or similar kinds that occur in some people with skin tags. They are both viral in nature and in the long run if given their own course, might develop into a cancerous conditions. The issue of course is to kill off the viruses that is causing the polyps. Much of the remedies, whether it is the hydrogen peroxide, aspirin, or aptosyn, sandilac, are all antiviral in nature. One exception might be the black salve which is basically works like surgery. The black salve basically digests the colon polyps without the need for a more invasive surgery.

However, in event of a complete confusion, I prefer to do something simpler and try to alkalize myself first. Alkalizing in general is quite antiviral because it raises the body's immune system as the alkalizing nature also kills off the virus causing polyps. For example there is two remedies and one I know it to work very well:

1. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2 tablespoon of lemon juice in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day or three times a day. This has worked with precancerous conditions well in the past.

2. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day.

3. A more effective 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate (common name washing osda) plus 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in 1/2 glass of water.


Those are just the basic alkalizing. The other I will consider is to take 50 mg of zinc gluconate about three or four times out of a week. Zinc is antiviral in nature.

I will combine the remedies with curcumin taken at 1/2 tablespoon' about three times a day, either taken alone or preferably mixed with the food. Curcumin for some reason or another is somewhat antiviral and seems to do a good job in reducing skin growth.

In the morning and evening, I might after brushing my teeth in 1/2 glass of water, add 5-10 drops of Lugol's iodine solution as part of doing my mouthwash. The iodine raises the immune system.

Certain antioxidants that I have found useful and sometimes antiviral in nature is the 500-1000 mg of BHT. This is sometimes useful especially for me on virus problems.

As to the hydrogen peroxide, you can use Bill Munro's recipe, or mine, it doesn't matter. But my recipe is about 1/2 tablespoon of 3% H2O2 in 1 glass of water. This is taken about 3 or 4 times a day. A much higher dose mentioned here was needed to have an antiviral effect. A more aggressive one, might require taking it every 2 hours but not exceeding more than 4 or 5 doses in half a day, and possibly another one at night. The problem about too much use is the headaches, which I tend to take vitamin C before or after 2 hours of taking the peroxide to reduce that problem.

In event of a natural remedies, I prefer to combine them. Although a black salve is helpful in some cases, it also causes gastrointestinal troubles (bulging stomach and irritation) if too much or too frequently, but they do obviously remove the polyps and most of the polyps if taken internally. Black salves works much like surgery by burning off the polyps. Curcumin works differently by killing the viral component directly although frequent doses is needed. But these will all be a quick cure, much like surgeries if long term antiviral supplements such as BHT, zinc, alkalization is not considered. That is because it is the antiviral BHT, zinc and alkalization which prevents the formation of newer polyps in the long run. Iodine is the other one that raises the immune system too. Hydrogen peroxide helps in reducing the number of virus by killing them directly, although this won't prevent formation of new ones as it does not kill them over the long haul.

As to the direct use of aspirin, they are actually antiviral in nature and this is why it is frowned by present medical practices. If you go back in time, aspirin causes ulcers because it it is taken in tablet forms today. Back in the olden days, there were NO ULCERS from taking aspirin because the method of taking aspirin was to dissolve them in a full glass of water. The aspirin is so diluted in water, it doesn't effect the stomach, but it is deadly for the polyps by burning THEM off, or at least by killing the virus directly.

Immune system is a complicated element, where many necessary supplements has to be considered such as vitamin D3, 20000 i.u. vitamin K2 250 mcg, sodium iodide 10 mg, alkalization baking soda, zinc and vitamin C sodium ascorbate. Finally the immune system also requires magnesium, where the forms I prefer is the 250 mg of magnesium citrate.

It should be noted that in alternative medicine or natural therapies, these are synergistic in nature. I can't say the same thing for most of the conventional medicine but I can say that black salve, at the very least works like a surgery without the need for surgery by eating up of burning off, or digesting off the polyps without the need for invasive method.