WE HAVE many visitors to the farm. They include
people on holiday in the valley who call in to buy our walnuts and
chestnuts. A couple of years ago we were asked about 'green' fruit
from our black walnut trees (Juglans nigra). The trees are named for
their dark brown hardwood - when not being grown for walnuts the wood
is ideal for making furniture and gunstocks due to its strength, durability
This inquiry must have come between mid-December and early February,
as we had some nuts to sell. (The nuts are normally picked from early
February after they have ripened and darkened.) Then other people
began to ask after the unripened nuts. One said the hulls contained
a miraculous pesticide which could cure cancer. So my interest was
aroused. More recently I learned the full story.
A North American biologist and naturopath, Hulda Regehr Clark, has
published some interesting findings on the relationship between parasites
and cancer, and her casebook makes riveting reading. Black-walnut
hulls are used in treating her patients, since the hulls when still
green are said to contain a substance that kills internal parasites.
It is parasites she blames for promoting tumors - for details, see
Appendix B - in league with bacteria, fungi, inorganic copper, cobalt
and vanadium, malonic acid, and assorted carcinogens.
This grand conspiracy theory of tumor production is supported by an
impressive body of evidence - more than 100 documented studies of
her patients before and after treatment to remove these so-called
cancer-promoting agents. Their cancers and other signs of poor health
are reported to have cleared up once they took the self-administered
treatment seriously and followed it rigorously. The goals of her treatment
are to kill parasites, encysted eggs and microbes; to eliminate sources
of isopropyl alcohol; and to warn people of commercial body products
and foods micro-contaminated with industrial solvents and metals.
There are parallels here with the treatments I devised decades ago
to cure my leukemia (1934) and the cancerous welt on my hand (1942).
As related, when our soils went on strike in 1933-34 after the successive
heavy applications of phosphate to tobacco crops, my own health took
a dive. The weeds went on a growth spurt and there was a marked increase
in activity by beetles, leaf hoppers, grubs and every kind of sucking
insect. I don't know with certainty if parasites and bacteria conspired
to make me sick with leukemia then, or were responsible for the tumor
- I had no way to test this - but I think it is very probable, as
everything around me was going wild under the influence of phosphorus.
I was able to beat cancer by means of a better balanced diet of fresh
unprocessed foods supplemented with a level teaspoon of my alkaline-formula
powder in the juice of half a lemon. (Today the formula
is stronger, with the dosage to treat a person of 65kg and under being
a mere 1/4 teaspoon a day for seven days and then 1/2 teaspoon every
second day.) The salts in the supplement were chosen for their solubility
but the sulphate salts I used are renowned also for their germicidal
action. One of them, magnesium sulphate, or Epson salts, also kills
tapeworms. Sulphur in salt licks given to my sheep and my policy of
curbing our use of phosphate on pasture throughout the 1950s certainly
inhibited the usual farm diseases such as foot-abscess, foot rot,
pink-eye, pisal rot and clostridiums. And our sheep had very few problems
As to heavy metals causing disease, this is not surprising. Cadmium
is a good example. It is commonly listed as a trace contaminant on
bags of artificial fertiliser. It is in our foods because they are
grown in superphosphate. Cadmium is so much a part of agriculture
today that obtaining food with no trace of it may be close to impossible.
Cadmium's action is to promote the build-up of cholesterol plaques
in arteries in conjunction with phosphorus. If it were not in our
food due to super, heart disease, the No. 2 killer of Australians,
would scarcely be a problem.