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        How Dr Wu rid himself of cancer with a vegetarian diet
        Published: 7/05/2009 at 12:00 AM
        Newspaper section: Mylife

        At the age of 30, Chinese doctor Tom Wu was diagnosed with advanced
        stages of lung cancer, and was told he had only a few months to live.

        However, Dr Wu, who recently spoke with Mylife, has already reached 70
        years old,  and to our surprise, he still looks like a young and
        healthy man in his 50s.

        Not only has he survived, but the doctor has maintained a healthy
        life. The cancer is all gone, and he said he's never caught a cold or
        other illness for 40 years.
        He has stopped going for blood tests.

        "My body and feelings tell me I'm well, that I'm truly in good
        health," says Dr Wu.

        His secret lies in the power of natural healing. Dr Wu always says
        that no wonder drug can cure diseases. But our own internal healing
        power, our immune system, can. And what can strengthen our immune
        system are simple foods from Mother Nature, and a healthy lifestyle.

        In his view, diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease can
        be overcome by changing the diet.

        Dr Wu says people get sick because they eat the wrong foods. Fried
        food, for example, causes blockage in the arteries, bad circulation,
        cholesterol, and heart disease.

        "Instead of taking a cholesterol lowering drug, I would urge them to
        stop eating greasy food. My suggestion is to eat clean food, which is
        high in phytochemicals," he says.

        Phytochemicals are natural cleansing agents that will help rid plaque
        from your arteries. They come from natural foods such as vegetables,
        fruits with their seeds, and common garden herbs. Phytochemicals will
        nourish the body's cells so they can fight against any foreign
        substances that invade your body.

        Dr Wu's outstanding contributions to the development of natural
        medicine earned him the "World Famous Doctor Award" from the UN in
        2001, and the "Best Wellness Doctor of the World" award from India's
        World Wellness Open University in March.

        The secrets of how he won the fight against lung cancer and maintains
        a healthy body are revealed in his first book, Dr Wu's Principle of
        Natural Cures,which has recently been translated from its original
        Chinese version into a Thai edition, Thammachart Chuay Chewit,
        published by Nanmeebooks Publications.

        It was launched in Thailand in March.

        Dr Wu says what's written in the book is unique and easy to understand
        because "the author is both the doctor and the patient himself".

        All the ideas and guidelines suggested in the book come from his own
        experience as well as what he has learned from his patients.

        Dr Wu turns to natural medicine.

        Dr Wu had first studied Western medicine in France, and then furthered
        his education in alternative therapy, earning a doctorate degree.

        The turning point arrived when he was diagnosed with lung cancer at
        the age of 30. Modern medicine gave him no hope; it was too late to
        remove the damaged parts of the lung. The cancer had already spread to
        other organs, and the doctor told him he had only a few months left.

        In his despair, Dr Wu picked up the Bible and prayed to God. Then the
        Bible fell to the floor, and he read the page it opened to carefully.

        The chapter talked about the days God created the Earth and everything
        needed for human beings. Then he created Adam and Eve, and told both
        of them that plants, vegetables and seeded fruits growing on Earth
        have been provided for them to eat.

        "I thought about what I had eaten in the past - meat, fish, fried and
        grilled food, sweet cake, but God simply wanted us to eat vegetables
        and sour fruits.

        I was confused and doubted whether I would become weak if I ate too
        many vegetables and less meat," says Dr Wu.
        Yet he decided to follow the Bible's guidance. He ate a lot of
        vegetables and fruits, drank clean water, and completely adjusted his
        lifestyle - his sleeping, breathing and exercise habits.

        Nine months later, he went for a check-up, and surprisingly no cancer
        cells were detected.

        He advised people in his family and in the neighbourhood about his
        discovery, and studied natural medicine until he received a doctorate
        degree in naturopathy and nutrition from the US.

        Dr Wu has been a frequent speaker at worldwide forums, spreading his
        knowledge on natural cures and the use of organic food.

        He advises people to use the most simple foods in the most natural way
        in order to fight illnesses and maintain good health.

        Dr Wu's secrets to good health
        Published: 7/05/2009 at 12:00 AM
        Newspaper section: Mylife

        The human body has the power to heal itself. The immune system has a
        self-defence mechanism to block and destroy bacteria or viruses that
        invade our bodies, while the self-healing mechanism will get us back
        on the road to recovery. When you have a cold and take medicine, the
        medication may kill the virus but your
        immune system will not fully function, and its efficiency will
        decrease. As a result, your body will be more vulnerable to germs.

        Dr Wu's principle is to strengthen the immune system, and avoid
        medication as much as possible. In his book, he offers the following
        guidelines to good health:

        1. Have at least three bowel movements a day.
        Other health experts may advise one bowel movement a day, but Dr Wu
        says that's not enough. You need three to four bowel movements a day
        in order to excrete all the accumulated faeces from your intestine.
        Your liver will not be overburdened and it also helps reduce
        cholesterol in your body.

        2. Drink at least three glasses of fruit or vegetable smoothies each day.
        This is a way to ingest enough phytochemicals to strengthen the body's
        cells and immune system.
        Use not only the flesh, but also the skin and seeds of fruits and
        vegetables to make smoothies, as they are rich in phytochemicals.
        Most of the fruit seeds have small amounts of cyanide which kill
        bacteria and viruses without damaging the body.
        Actually the recommended smoothie diet is six glasses a day, two in
        the morning, one before lunch, two more in the afternoon, and one more
        before dinner.
        However, if that's too much, you may start with three glasses a day.
        Use a high powered blender (at least three horsepower) as it can
        release phytochemicals from the fibre. It's best to choose sour fruits
        like green or red apples, grapes, pineapples, kiwi and lime.

        3. Sunbathe 30 minutes daily.
        We often hear that the Sun's UV rays will damage our skin, and many
        people apply sunblock before going out.
        But Dr Wu says the opposite. He says the UV rays will help convert
        cholesterol underneath the skin into vitamin A which helps moisten the
        skin and prevent skin cancer, and also vitamin D that helps prevent
        colds, osteoporosis, and certain kinds of cancer.
        "Therefore, use the Sun. Expose yourself to sunlight about one-half
        hour a day, at noon or another appropriate time based on your local
        The Sun will make you healthier," says Dr Wu.

        4. Exercise 30 minutes a day.
        Don't exercise for more than 30 minutes. If you go beyond that, your
        body will be overworked.
        "If you do it more than half an hour, that will become labour, not
        exercise. Your heart and your body will be working too hard," he says.

        5. Shower with hot, then cold water.
        Try an alternating cold and hot water shower: Three minutes of hot
        water followed by 30 seconds of cold water, then repeat twice more.
        This process will bring a rush of blood and energy to your body. It
        helps increase your immune system, blood circulation, and metabolism.

        6. Drink a lot of water, in the correct way.
        How much water you need to drink each day depends on your specific
        situation. If your office is air-conditioned, drinking six glasses of
        water a day is enough.
        If your work involves lots of walking, you have to drink 8-10 glasses
        a day. If you work under the hot sun, then 10-12 glasses of water are
        The way you drink is also important. The correct way is to sip it
        little by little, to give your body cells time to absorb the water.
        If you drink the whole glass down at once, your cells can't absorb it
        all, and the water will be excreted as urine.

        7. Eat according to your blood type.
        Your blood type determines what you should eat. Eating the wrong foods
        will make you sick.
        People with blood type O have to eat a certain amount of meat. If they
        eat only vegetables for a long time, their body won't absorb all the
        substances they need to strengthen their immune system. The
        recommended diet for this group is 75% vegetables, 10% fruits, 10%
        meat, seafood and goat's milk (avoid cow's milk),
        and 5% grains.
        People with blood type A, however should avoid milk and meat, while
        increasing grains and fruits.
        People with blood type B should also avoid meat, while those with
        blood type AB should avoid chicken and beef.

        8. Eat according to your biological clock.
        Every human being has a biological clock that tells us when to eat,
        sleep, and wake up. If you don't follow your biological clock, the
        organs will lose their balance.

        Toxins and wastes won't be excreted from your body, and soon you'll get sick.

        According to Dr Wu, the biological clock is divided into three phases.
        From 4am to noon is the time for bowel movements, so in the morning
        you should eat foods with lots of fibre. Fruit and vegetable smoothies
        are recommended.

        From noon to 8pm, your body will absorb food so lunch is the most
        important meal. A vegetable salad with grains is recommended.

        Fish or boiled eggs can be added to your lunch. Avoid meat at dinner
        as the amino acids in the meat will disturb your sleep. Try to finish
        dinner by 6pm.

        From 8pm to 4am, the nutrients and energy from food will be
        distributed throughout your body organs. The golden time for your
        sleep is between 10pm and 2am, as your immune and self-healing system
        will function at its best.

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