In a special interview with The Digest, Dr. A. Donald Angeletti, MD, of West
Caldwell, New Jersey, related the following case history:

"In November, Fred, 43 years old, came to see me with cancer of the colon.
He was tired, very tired! He had lost 25 pounds and was so lacking in energy
that he finally had to stop working.


"I put this patient on shark cartilage."


A CAT scan revealed a lesion in the right lobe of his liver. His oncologist
had administered chemotherapy. Well, lesions on the liver are not usually
responsive to chemotherapy.

"I put this patient on shark cartilage. By February, the liver mass had
shrunk by 50 percent, and Fred regained 10 of the 25 pounds lost, in spite
of the chemotherapy that had weakened his immune system. He had enough
energy to return to work.

"The specifics? Fred took 80 grams of shark cartilage, four times a day,
applied rectally. Shark cartilage will work only if the body is saturated
with it. A multivitamin helped to improve Fred's appetite. He will probably
have to continue using shark cartilage forever, but he will be monitored to
see if the amount can be decreased. If the scan still shows shrinkage three
or four months from now, we will decrease the amount gradually-with a
watchful eye."

Editor's note: Beware of the shark cartilage capsules that are permeating
the marketplace. The process of pulverizing, which creates heat, can
destroythe protein strain of the cartilage and cause denaturing.

For serious problems, large quantities of shark cartilage are imperative.
Recommended amounts are about a gram per two pounds of body weight, so an
average of 100 capsules would be necessary where need is critical. Liquid
vials make much more sense than capsules-they work faster and are more
potent. One vial is the equivalent of 80 to 100 grams! That's why Dr.
Angeletti used liquid vials.

Five very significant constituents have been identified in shark cartilage,
some of which are selectively cytotoxic-attacking the toxic enemy like
air-to-air missiles.

Keep in mind, too, that shark cartilage can work for many blood or lymph
disorders, including cardiac, breast, and brain problems. It has even been
shown to be helpful for inflammation.

Shark cartilage is available from: Allergy Research Group, 400 Preda St, PO
Box 489, San Leandro, CA 94577. 1-800-782-4274.

Sources: Case history. A. Donald Angeletti, MD, 603 Bloomfield Ave, West
Caldwell, NJ 07006.1-201-226-5081; Amino Acid Journal of Bone and Mineral
Research, Apr 1994, 9(4):567-76; Protein Science, Ja n 1 9 9 2 , I (1): 1 6
1 - 8; Angiogenesis Research: Cancer Letters, Jun 15, 1990, 51(3):181-6.