When infected with Dengue fever in Jan 2009 and suffered from every possible joint in the body being inflamed, well wishers suggested that I drink a few teaspoons of tender Paw Paw Leaf juice and I did. It did help.
It was only a week ago a friend mentioned about seeing something on "Paw Paw Man" on Seven To Night. I Googled Paw Paw man and am fascinated by a few articles I have read so far and have decided to blog the lot for the benefit of people all over the world with ailments who could contact the Paw Paw Man seeking cures.
9th Nov 2010

Saturday, March 24, 2012

12 - The 'Pawpaw Man' embarks on humanitarian mission to Chile - Seeking Media

Friday 23rd March 2012 | 10:06 AM

Tom McArthur, also referred to as the "Pawpaw Man" from his television appearances, has recently visited Chile as part of a humanitarian visit to help the poor and underprivileged.

Since witnessing villagers use natural medicines, namely pawpaw, to heal their wounds in Borneo in the 1960's, Tom has dedicated his life to helping others through his natural pawpaw products that he calls "liquid gold".

Tom and other members of the McArthur Natural Products team travelled to the region of Molina, where a 50 bed hospital (Hermanas del buen Samaritana) is currently holding over 350 predominantly elderly and poor patients. 

All equipment at the hospital is donated and Tom stated the nuns and nurses are "the best I have seen throughout the world in getting results with the basic equipment they have on hand. The chronic overcrowding meant that every single passageway was two deep with beds. The hospital was kept spotless."

One of the highlights of the trip was to experience the dedication, love and hard work from the Sisters overseen by Mother Irene who live by the motto "There is no joy greater than to serve the poor men with love". Their devotion to helping the poor and underprivileged was an ongoing inspiration to Tom and the rest of the McArthur Natural Products' team.

This community spirit extended into the night with a strong bond forged between the Sisters and the volunteers from Australia. Many nights were spent recounting the day's events and dancing and singing in the courtyard long into the evening.

The result from the use of our products was profound. One man, Victor saw such a remarkable improvement that he quoted to Tom "Angels from heaven came with the cream". It was this sort of experience that led Tom to describe the trip as "life changing".

To continue to help, Tom has committed to donating for life, all the McArthur Natural Products needed at the hospital. The appreciation from Mother Irene was symbolised by her gift to Tom of rosary beads blessed by the Pope himself.

About Tom:

"My love of experimenting with lotions and potions began in the 60s in the jungles of Borneo serving in the British army. I witnessed the villagers using natural medicines, namely pawpaw, to heal their wounds. I started thinking, if we could unlock the liquid gold out of this one we'd be on a winner, we could help a lot of people. Lynda and I proceeded to produce and incorporate modified pawpaw extracts into natural products. " Tom McArthur (The Pawpaw Man)

For further information contact:
Martin Roach
Marketing and Communications Manager
1300 309 105
Press release published by Seeking Media. http://www.seekingmedia.com.au/

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

11 - Papaya Sweet Answer to our Well Being and Health - Traditional Oven.com

Papaya Sweet Answer to our Well Being and Health
Just recently I came across an eye opening book by Barry Thomson “Join Our Escape From Death Row-Cancer Jail”, where he in a most genuine and generous ways shares valuable information and his knowledge in effective fight against cancer and ill health. Among other very interesting information I red about simple but wonderful papaya and its healing properties. One chapter in this book awoke in me more desire to learn and research as much as I possibly could as on a professional level I deal with people suffering many different health issues and aliments who look for alternative ways to help them. I would love to share what I know as I believe it can make difference in everyday life of many others. I am also hoping that this will prompt other people to share their knowledge about improving our general well being and health.

Papaya, Paw Paw, Tree Melon (botanical name Carica Papaya), it has oblong shape, normally greenish yellow, yellow or orange color. It is a large tree plant fruit usually reaching 2.5kg. It has bitter sweet taste and comes from tropical places with higher humidity, native to Mexico, countries of Central America, Thailand, Africa and Asia and growing well in Australia.

Papaya Health Benefits

Paw Paw how we call it here in Australia is these days plentiful all year round in most of the countries. The parts that are used medicinally are fruit, seeds, stems and leaves. I did look around and found out you can buy paw paw in all forms, in a form of fermented papaya, herbal teas even tablets and of course plenty of the fresh fruit, which can be eaten as it is or in a form of juice. So you ask what are these awesome healing properties of paw paw? Well where do I start? Papaya fruit is and excellent source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E. It also contains small amount of calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and niacine. It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, very high in vitamin C plus A, and low in calories and sodium.

PawPaw tree. Paw paw is rich in enzymes called papain and chymopapain which helps with the digestion, particularly it breaks down the proteins from the food we eat into amino acids. The latest research shows that amino acids are responsible for all what is happening in our organism, basically for what is happening in every chemical reaction as well as our mental and physical health. As we age we produce less of the digestive enzymes in our stomach and pancreas, which leads to ineffective digestion of proteins. Due to this we end up with excess amount of undigested protein, which leads to overgrowth of the bad bacteria in our gastrointestinal system and not enough of amino acids to perform all important chemical reactions. We can say that good quality protein is absolutely essential for our healthy being. This is where the papaya enzymes can be very beneficial.

The papain enzymes are produced in the skinny peel of paw paw. The combination of these enzymes repels insect during the ripening, without this protection paw paw fruit would not survive. Eating paw paw after a meal makes for better digestion, prevents bloating and chronic indigestion. It can also lower the inflammation in the body, alleviates the pain and edema caused by sport injuries. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties papaya can relieve the severity of Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Because of its high antioxidant content, papaya can prevent cholesterol oxidation and can be use in a preventative treatments against atherosclerosis, strokes, heart attacks and diabetic heart disease.

In a everyday health papaya works magic on strengthening the immune system preventing the recurrent colds and flu. After treatment with antibiotics eating paw paw or drinking its juice replenishes the good intestinal bacteria, which was destroyed by the antibiotic treatment. The latest good news from eating paw paw comes down once again to papain the enzyme which I talked about, it was found to destroy intestinal parasites. Papain is proteolitic enzyme, which means that it digests inert (non-living) proteins. Intestinal parasites are largely protein, the papain attacks it and causes parasite to die. Also, home applications of leaf and bark papaya extract is used to deal with mouth gums and toothaches which is being effectively practised in many cultures around the world.

Papaya Research and Products

Papain is also being studied for relief of cancer therapy side effects, especially relieving side effects such as difficulty swallowing and mouth sores after radiation and chemotherapy as well as boosting up the immune system and helping body to fight the cancer. I am big fan of the products made by Rochway, Australian company (for more information visit rochway.com.au) as they use organically grown papaya, producing among other products, product called Papaya35, fermented papaya enzymes. They also produce Blueberry and PawPaw probiotic Punch, which has very strong antioxidant properties that protects against free radicals. Free radicals contribute largely in many diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Rochway products are 99% sugar free which makes them suitable for people suffering diabetes as well. As you can see there is plenty we can benefit from this simple fruit, more and more research is being done and I can’t wait to hear more about it.

For references and more on the current studies you can look up www.pubmed.gov as for the products there are few available on the market.I am sure if you look around you will be able to find many available or simply stick with the fresh fruit. However if you are looking or hoping for more therapeutic effect of eating papaya, you need to be aware the unripened papaya (still green papaya) contains far more of the proteolytic enzymes papain and chymopapain than ripened papaya which we commonly eat. You can also juice the leaves and stems but be prepared for the vile taste of it …. you can’t naturally like its taste nor does the cancer cells.

Summary of Healing Properties of Papaya

Increases quality of proteins in whole organism.
Revitalize the human body and maintain energy and vitality.
Encourages the renewal of muscle tissue.
Supports cardiovascular system.
Boosts up the immune system.
Helps with the digestive system, by breaking down the proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes.
Papaya can be use also externally as a treatment for skin wounds that don’t heal quickly, for this you can use papaya peel or ointments made out of papaya.
Prevents the cataract formation.
Due to high vitamin A, it lowers the risk of emphysema in smokers and passive smokers.
Alleviates inflammation.
Helps with the nausea and constipation.
Can benefit people suffering colon cancer and other forms of cancers and aliments of cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.
I would absolutely love new info on papaya and I would love to hear from any one who used it to improve their health.

10 - Paw Paw Cancer Cure resurfaces

9 - Healing Touch of the Paw Paw - Life Scientist

8 - PawPawMan Tin Noonan - todaytonight

Paw Paw Man

Reporter: Tim Noonan

"I'm about to put my hand in boiling water! People think I'm crazy. It's 100 degrees Celsius as you can see. I've used myself as a human guinea pig to prove a point." The point is, Tom McArthur might just be a miracle maker. And he puts himself in harms way to prove it.

"It's now throbbing. I've cut myself, I've burnt myself, I've made myself ill. It takes about four to five seconds and the pain just dissipates.""People can be very sceptical about things like this because it's very, very hard to believe and you really have to witness it." says Pam.

For years he's been laughed at by sceptics, yet praised by thousands of sufferers."It's just miraculous. It's a very special gift he has." says Pam.

"Most people that have had anything to do with Tom think he's a miracle man, they think he's a miracle worker." tells Norm.He could be the last hope for people with diseases and serious wounds such as third degree burns that modern medicine can't cure."This could be a breakthrough in wound management for millions of people around the world." says Professor Michael Woodward.

From life-threatening wounds to cosmetic complaints, patients around the country claim Tom's creams and tonics have cleared up everything from eczema to arthritis and even baldness."We've seen cellulite disappear in 24 hours, we've seen ulcers that have been classified as stage four and in twenty minutes then said to be stage two. We've actually had quite a few cases where they've come in with skin cancer and yes, we've got rid of it." he claims.

It all sounds like the spiel of a snake-oil salesman, fruit extract that heals when pharmaceuticals fail.He's cured hundreds and helped thousands, the evidence so compelling some of Australia's top professors are now becoming believers, commissioning intense scientific and medical research into Tom's secret formulas.Now, he's ready to tell the world.

Diabetic, Gerard clinch, is dancing once again. No small miracle considering the bad blow life dealt him."Doctor told me they wanted to amputate, they wanted to amputate. I didn't know who to turn to."Having already lost three toes to gangrene, he was about to have his left foot amputated. Then, Gerard met Tom."It went from the whole of his toe into his pad."After just two treatments, the results were remarkable."Healed, totally healed in nine weeks, without scars. Gangrene, I mean that's supposed to incurable." Tom says."The docs could not do what Tom could do." says Gerard. "Got me back on my feet and I can think positively now and put a smile on my face!"

"I'm not scientifically trained, I'm not a doctor." Tom explains.With only a high school education, Tom McArthur spent decades making natural medicines in his kitchen - using fruit in ways no one could imagine."If nature has created the disease, I do believe that nature will also provide the cure." he thinks.His love of experimenting with lotions and potions began in the 60s in the jungles of Borneo serving in the British army. He witnessed the villagers using natural medicines, namely pawpaw, to heal their wounds."I started thinking good God, if we could unlock the liquid gold out of this one we'd be on a winner, we could help a lot of people."He then chemically modified pawpaw extract using simple ingredients from his local supermarket like baking powder and lemonade.

"What I was looking for was a way of changing the molecular structure to produce something that wasn't there."Incredibly, after decades of trial and error, he struck. He called it, Opal-A."Why didn't you become a doctor yourself?" asks Tim Noonan."I haven't got the brains! No, I chose a different path, I became a diesel mechanic!"But to Tom, fixing people is as simple as fixing machinery.Doctors told Pam, nothing could be done about the age-spots appearing on her face."Probably after four or five days it was reduced to barely, barely a shadow." she claims.

Darren suffered debilitating migraines.I just thought for the rest of my life I'm going to be living off pain killers. Definitely for the last 20 years I had them, one day to two days a week. Sometimes it's a lot worse at different times."He took eight headache tablets a day to keep the pain at bay until Tom arrived with a special pawpaw-based cream."I put it on, gave it a go! It's been now four weeks since I've had a headache. I've done nothing different, the only thing that I've done different is put the cream on."

Norm had psoriasis, a severe skin disease on his face."At first I was a pure sceptic and I said no, nothing bloody works and it didn't. But Tom's did.When he put his lotions on me, the darn thing, you could see it, it broke up on my face, this one big, red mass on the side it just broke up into three or four pieces. So that's the thing that really shook me and I've had absolute faith in the man since."Barbara had lost hope over a skin graft that refused to heal.

They don't realise just how good it is until they start using it. The colour is coming back into my leg and it's joining up with the rest of my leg. Saved my leg, yes!Professor Michael Woodward is a clinician and researcher for the University of Melbourne's School of Medicine and Austin Health."I've seen some remarkable individual success stories but then I apply my scientifically rigorous mind to make sure that the product actually works. It's very promising from what I've seen."

A world expert in wound management, he's hoping "opal-a" will help cure chronic wounds - a national epidemic he dubs the elephant in the room."This is a product that could lead to wound healing to those who are otherwise destined to have their wounds for ever and ever."So hopeful, he's decided to head up a double-blind clinical trial into Tom's secret formula at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne.

"So double blind trials provide the most rigorous scientific evidence. We have people who are being treated with the active product and people who are being treated with the inactive product - what we call the placebo. The patients we are using this study have had wounds often for many, many months. We are only allowing people into this study if their wounds are hard to heal.""There's millions of people out there with ulcers, bad leg ulcers and Tom's product can heal them, can actually heal them." thinks Norm.

All eyes are now waiting on Professor Woodward for medical proof."It might work on increasing blood supply and that's why we rub it to the skin around the ulcer, it might also work on changing the various chemicals that are responsible for delaying wound healing or promoting wound healing. As all scientists as all clinicians, I need to see evidence before I believe that a treatment works but I'm not going to be putting my finger into boiling oil to see whether this product can actually heal a burn!""You find anyone else that's got the guts and conviction of their own product to stick their hand in boiling fat and burn it and then put it into his own liquid to cure that burn." tells Norm.

"I double-dip, just to make sure it is burnt." says Tom.It's not the first time. He's deliberately burnt his fingers in a deep fryer 14 times."You can see the blister forming below.""A lot of people will look at this footage and say it's a shonk, it's a scam." says Reporter Tim Noonan"I can guarantee that! I get that all the time, I just smile and say, you'll see.""It is amazing that natural products have so many ways of working. I guess that's why they've been around for hundreds of millions of years." believes Professor Woodward.While clinically, there's still a way to go before opal-a is proved to be the real deal, a therapeutic cream containing the formula, Optiderma, will be released later this month. A cosmetic range, only papaya, has already hit the pharmacy shelves.

"If you speak to Tom, it's not the money. I have offered, but he won't take money." tell a few of his patients.But Tom says sometimes mending souls is more important than mending wounds."People that are unhappy try and make them happy. If they're in pain try and get rid of the pain. That's what it's all about." thinks Tom.

80-year-old, grandmother, Mona, is just glad he cared for her."Up until 48 hours ago, I used to wear long pants, I was embarrassed about my legs but now, brilliant!"Her legs were permanently bruised and scarred until Tom came along."Now, this was all black and now it's pink, look."Tom's retired now, living all alone in Hervey Bay, Queensland. Sadly, his wife and co-inventor, Lynda, passed away just ten weeks ago. But in her memory, Tom will continue on.

"I'll do this until I die. I don't call myself a miracle maker, I'm not Jesus Christ or anyone else, I just believe it's a miracle that I found it.""This product, OPAL-A could be a breakthrough that leads to improvement of the health of many many millions of people around the world." thinks Professor Woodward.Tom says "I believe antibiotics will fail in the future because the viruses are getting stronger and immune to what we're producing now so eventually we'll still have to go back to the jungles and the forests to find a replacement. We've only unlocked the tip of the iceberg."


To contact Tom McArthur, please email: tom@myljs.com.au

For OptiDerma and OnlyPapaya:



If you have hard to heal leg ulcers, pressure ulcers/sores or venous ulcers that are not responding to traditional treatments, you can volunteer at The Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital to be assessed for the clinic trial with Associate Professor Michael Woodward.

Please contact Kristin Cooper for further details:

03 94 964 232


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