I received this info below as an email, then checked it out on SnopesSnopes agrees that there is some truth to this.  Various forms of the natural lemon flavoring (limonene) are being researched and limonene does inhibit cancer cell growth - even in neuroblastoma (which is a very difficult cancer).  But Snopes observes that saying it is 10,000 times stronger than normal anti-cancer drugs is not supported in the literature. 

Additionally, due to my experience as a chemical engineer, I know that some of this information about limonene is true.  But it is not true for all limonenes.

40 years ago, I researched D-limonene (a molecule with a right hand spiral, which is the smell of citrus) and accidentally found that it was the only chemical in the large group of chemicals that I was evaluating that did not increase cancer.  Back in the 70's it was shown to actually slow cancer cell growth, so science has known this for a long time and done very little with it.
Although D-limonene slows cancer cell growth, L-limonene (a molecule with a left hand spiral, which is the smell of pine) on the other hand does not slow cancer growth.

D-limonene is used as a solvent and as an oxygen scavenger in the chemical industry.  One of my friends bought a bottle of concentrated D-limonene, and there were many hazards listed on the bottle, so it sounds as if it is unsafe in concentrated form.  L-limonene is also used as a solvent and as a scent for air fresheners.

The literature likes to make things look simple, but in the process of deleting words to make things look simple they introduce untruths.  It offends me when critical words are deleted from names, such as GLUCOSAMINE hydrochloride being lumped together in actual formal scientific research reports as if it were equal to GLUCOSAMINE sulfate.  The hydrochloride is water soluble and apparently not medically useful,  but the sulfate IS cartilage and it can actually be used to help GROW replacement cartilage.  Not all GLUCOSAMINES are equal and not all LIMONENES are equal. 

Now that I see this information about D-limonene in a different light, I am drinking more lemonade.

I cannot guarantee that this will work, but unless you have a citrus allergy, you might do well to consider using lemon juice as a health and dietary enhancement.  The dose in the appended email sounds correct to me.  Actually a glass of lemonade would be better. 


You might also do well to eat a hunter-gather diet, but that is listed in a different summary.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Steiner
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 This has been forwarded to me from 2 Doctor friends...or I should say Head Surgeons (Dr. Wendell Mosley and Doctor Brian Eliker). Steve




Useful info that may help someone ....

  This is something that we should all take seriously – just had a recent test myself that sent shivers up my spine – or near by – Even doctors are now saying that there is value in trying “LEMON”

So, a tablespoon of "real lemon" (the concentrate in a bottle) in a glass of water every morning. What can it  hurt?

This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer!

Read carefully & you be the judge.
Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.
Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy. How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations? As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc... It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.
The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that:
It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas ... The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

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