By Anjira Assavanonda
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
"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 cancer20and
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
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
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
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
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&n bsp; 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
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 required.
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
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
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.