Steve Alten Newsletter
June 2010
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The goal of these newsletters is to provide you with far more than updates on my books and movies, I want to offer information that can make a positive difference in your life and the lives of your family and friends. I offer contests to be characters in my novels because I want you to feel a part of my work. I answer every e-mail I receive and reply personally because you deserve a personal reply. Yes, it is very time consuming, but it's worth it to me, plus I meet so many individuals with important information to share. If you find these newsletters of value, then I encourage you to have friends and family sign up (under NEWSLETTER) at

Enjoy the newsletter, there are some important items this month.

GRIM REAPER: Sneak Peek #2

The next free chapter of my upcoming novel, GRIM REAPER: End of Days is now available at Excerpt 1 is also available on the same link. I've often been asked in interviews if I have a favorite book. This one is it. All excerpts are from the unedited Advanced Reader Copy, so there may be typos. First edition hardbacks can be preordered at Amazon or through your local bookstores. I PROMISE they will be collector items. Click on the bottom link. Go to "Books" and click on "Grim Reaper" for the download.

Parkinsons Update: Steve Alten to undergo experimental treatment

As most of you know by now, I was diagnosed with stage one Parkinsons 3 years ago. Through an answered prayer and a gift from a bone marrow specialist, I have been given an opportunity to undergo a new stem cell process that can potentially remove the symptoms of this degenerative disease and possible be a cure. The process uses an approved drug to release adult stem cells from my bone marrow, which then seek out where they are needed (laymen speak for a lot of tested medical science). The physician has used the treatment on seven other patients with advanced symptoms who are in their seventies and eighties and the results registered a 60% overall improvement in motor skills and reduced tremors. I am the first young stage one patient and we are hoping for some amazing results. The treatments begin June 14th and will be delivered every other week for six weeks. I wanted you to know about them for two reasons. First, you are part of my extended family. Second, if this works, then it represents a real breakthrough that can help your loved ones as well. Stay tuned!

MEG MOVIE update

Things are happening and we hope to finally break through the delays this summer. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Believe it or not, the appearance of the new paperback version of MEG: Hell's Aquarium is being watched by people in the industry. Please please please - encourage friends and family to purchase the paperback ($9.99) and spread the word. We're at a tipping point and your combined effort can really help. Plus it's the perfect summer read! Here's a related link that we're launching tomorrow. It's a fun story that we hope will go viral. Please take a look, then post and send the link everywhere!

MEGALODON nursery found!

This is very cool!!!

Big changes at Steve Alten website!

We've done a total revamp, including an opening trailer and great new images. Look for new additions every week.

Living Tips: Cancer update from Johns Hopkins:

Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies . These could be due to genetic, but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply. CANCER CELLS FEED ON sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, all made with Aspertine. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white. Use Bragg's aminos or sea salt. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus . By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave. We should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. The combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead use glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.

*IF YOU HAVE A LIVING TIP YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at [email protected] Put LIVING TIP in the subject line.

NEW SEGMENT : Edible Organic Yard

Since being diagnosed with Parkinsons, I decided to grow organic fruit trees in my backyard. It's frightening how much pesticides are absorbed in our fruit we buy in stores, and these are cancer-causing agents. The trees have really been a blessing, it's a great feeling being able to go into your back yard and pick a fresh banana, mango, strawberry, peach, or orange. What's surprising is that you don't need a lot of room! I recently met BILL MEE, perhaps the most knowledgeable organic fruit tree grower in Florida. Bill has generously agreed to contribute a monthly article to these newsletters. Click on the below link to read his first installment. I urge you to contact Bill. With very little investment, you can soon have fresh fruit trees without the cancer-causing pesticides. And NOTHING in grocery stores tastes as good!

Joke of the Month

A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the green when he sees a long funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his golf cap, closes his eyes, and bows down in prayer. His friend says: "Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touching thing I have ever seen. You truly are a kind man." The man replies: "Yeah, well we were married 35 years."

*IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at MEG82[email protected] Put JOKE in the subject line.

RECIPE of the Month: Home-made Pretzels

INGREDIENTS: 2 pkgs. Yeast, 1-1/2 cups warm water, 4 cups of flour, 2 tbls sugar, 1 tsp salt,

1 beaten egg, kosher salt.

Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, and flour and mix. Knead until smooth. Separate into pieces and shape. Place on greased cookie sheet and brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with kosher salt and bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at MEG8215[email protected] Put RECIPE in the subject line.

That's all for now. Stay well, stay safe and know this author appreciates you very much.


Steve Alten
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