Anyone who has ever had cancer, or had a loved one with cancer, knows the feelings of fear, anxiety, worry and often hopelessness that this very serious illness can bring. And little wonder, considering cancer is the second leading cause of death in civilized nations. Furthermore, conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are often dangerous in and of themselves. So, it's little wonder that cancer usually causes intense emotional distress in everyone involved. However, one must never believe that there is no hope, even when orthodox medicine does not offer any.
As long as the body has life, there is hope.
Of course, the subject of cancer is far too involved to adequately address in this short article, but we can, at least, acquaint you with some important information about cancer from a natural healing perspective. If you have cancer, however, this information is not adequate to develop an effective natural program to help with your cancer. It will give you some ideas about options you may not be familiar with. We strongly encourage you to seek professional help when dealing with cancer. You need competent health care professionals helping you with your program and monitoring your progress, but you should also do some study on your own and learn about things you can do for yourself.
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What is Cancer?
Cancer is a disease involving cells that have undergone a genetic mutation so they are no longer responsive to messages from the body that regulate cell metabolism and growth. These mutations are believed to be due to free radical damage and cause the cancer cells to develop anaerobic metabolism. Normal cells have an aerobic metabolism, which means they produce energy by means of oxygen and oxidation. Anaerobic cells produce energy without oxygen via a process of fermentation.
This is important to know because if the body is highly oxygenated, the environment for cancer does not exist. In fact, in 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize for proving that whenever any cell is denied 60% of its oxygen requirements, it can become cancerous. So, conditions which deprive cells of oxygen (such as chronic inflammation, build-up of toxins or problems with red blood cells or circulation) increase the risk of cancer. An overly acidic environment in the body is also a breeding ground for cancer.
Another important thing you should know is that cancer cells are forming in the body on a regular basis. Very likely, you have a few inside you right now. Do not worry, the immune system normally recognizes these deviant cells and destroys them.
Therefore, two factors must exist for you to develop cancer.
** First, your body has to have a toxic, low oxygen environment that encourages the development of anaerobic cancer cells.
** Second, your immune system must be weakened so that it is not able to recognize and destroy these cells.
So, while killing cancer cells (the goal of conventional cancer therapy) is an important part of treating cancer, it does not fix the underlying problems that created the cancer in the first place. This is the weakness of the standard medical approach to cancer. An effective protocol for cancer should do more than just destroy cancer cells-it should try to restore a normal, healthy environment in the body and rebuild the immune system.
So, even if one chooses to use orthodox cancer therapies to destroy the cancer cells, they would be wise to consider doing natural therapy both to restore the body's state of health and prevent the cancer from reoccurring.
Eight Principles of Natural Cancer Prevention and Therapy
Based on the understanding of cancer here are eight things one can do to reduce one's risk of cancer and/or assist the body in overcoming cancer. Although we have suggested possible herbs and supplements one can use with each principle, we again strongly encourage you to seek professional assistance in designing your program.
Principle Number One: Increase Oxygen Levels
Cancer cells are anaerobic, which means they live and thrive in a low oxygen environment. They are able to get their energy by metabolizing nutrients, notably sugars and carbohydrates, without oxygen, in a fermentative process. Cancer cells cannot survive in a high oxygen environment, so keeping the body well oxygenated inhibits cancer. Do this by getting plenty of fresh air and exercise. Breathe deeply. If you smoke, quit.
There are several supplements that can enhance oxygenation in the body. For starters, Chinese Lung Support helps with oxygen delivery and uptake and is very useful for anyone with respiratory weakness. Another Chinese remedy that strengthens the lungs and enhances oxygen transport is Cordyceps. Cordyceps also helps the immune system. Liquid chlorophyll is another great way to enhance oxygen transport. It prevents clumping of red blood cells and helps red blood cells carry more oxygen to the tissues. Research has shown that it can reduce the risk of cancer.
Principle Number Two: Balance pH
In order to have optimal health, the body must maintain a proper internal pH. Cancer cells prefer an acid pH environment. Their fermentative metabolism also releases large amounts of lactic acid that inhibit transportation of oxygen to neighboring cells. This spreads the environment for cancer. A build-up of acid waste also inhibits toxins from being released by cells.
The best way to counteract this acidic environment is to eat large quantities of fresh, preferably organic, fruits and vegetables every day. This is well-recognized as one of the best ways of decreasing your risk of cancer, but unfortunately, its benefit in helping people recover from cancer is often ignored. Fresh fruits and vegetables not only help alkalize the body, they also strengthen immunity, aid detoxification and provide antioxidants.
Besides eating fresh fruits and vegetables, there are several other supplements that can help alkalize the body. The first is Ultimate Green Zone, a whole food supplement that alkalizes the environment, aids in detoxification and builds the immune system to help it recognize and destroy cancer cells.
Digestive enzymes are very important to helping balance pH. Food Enzymes and PDA are good choices for people with cancer. A lack of hydrochloric acid (an ingredient found in both Food Enzymes and PDA) leads to excess lactic acid in the body, which sets the stage for cancer. They are taken with meals to help the body metabolize food correctly so as to avoid a build-up of acid waste and toxins. They are also taken between meals to help rid the body of excess proteins that may be causing acid in the blood.
Principle Number Three: Strengthen the Immune System
The body normally and regularly produces cancer cells due to free radical damage, environmental factors or other causes. A healthy immune system recognizes and destroys these defective cells. When the immune system is unable to recognize these deviant cells or is too weak to destroy them, the disease we call cancer develops.
There are many reasons why the immune system becomes weakened. Poor nutritional intake is a major factor. The loss or destruction of friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract is another. Excessive sugar consumption supplies cancer cells with the energy they need to proliferate quickly, while contributing to chronic inflammation that distresses the immune system.
Improving nutritional intake, especially eating organic fruits and vegetables daily, will help the immune system, as will eliminating chemically-laden processed foods. Reducing intake of sugar, white flour and other simple carbohydrates will also help.
Supplements that can help to rebuild a weakened immune system include the Chinese formula, Trigger Immune. This formula enhances vital energy and immune function, increasing white blood cell production and platelet count. It is very helpful in recovering from chemotherapy and can also be taken during chemotherapy to strengthen the system to resist toxic effects from chemo.
Immune Stimulator is another supplement that can boost the immune system to fight cancer. It not only enhances natural killer cells (lymphocytes), which kill cancer cells, it also increases T-cell production and antibody production. An important benefit of Immune Stimulator is its ability to enhance cellular communication, which helps the immune system identify and target cells it needs to destroy.
Una de Gato Combination is another herbal formula that strengthens a weakened immune system. The principle ingredient, Una de Gato, has been used in South America for cancer treatment and contains compounds that inhibit tumor growth in animals.
Principle Number Four: Detoxify
The human body is bombarded with toxins, heavy metals, chlorine and thousands of chemicals that we breathe in, consume in our diet or absorb through our skin. These all cause free radicals in the body and contribute for the environment of cancer.
Avoiding these toxins is part of both cancer prevention and holistic cancer therapy. In particular, avoid or eliminate refined and processed foods (especially foods raised with pesticides, antibiotics or steroids), toxic cleaning products (such as laundry detergents, skin care items, fluoridated toothpaste, etc.) and chlorinated and fluoridated water. Also, avoid microwaved or irradiated food and protect yourself from electrical equipment (as electromagnetic pollution may be a major causal factor in cancer). If you have questions about how to make these changes, consult with your health professional.
It is also helpful to assist the body in detoxifying from these substances. Several supplements can be helpful here.
For starters, E-Tea or Essiac Tea is a famous anticancer formula that helps the body eliminate toxins. It improves lymphatic drainage and stimulates the immune system. All Cell Detox is another good, general cleansing formula that is based on a Native American medicine man's cancer remedy. It reduces inflammation, supports the liver and digestive system and helps neutralize acid. Chinese Blood Stimulator nourishes the blood and helps increase its volume. It is an excellent formula for helping the body rebuild after chemotherapy.
Principle Number Five: Use Antioxidants
Our need for oxygen exceeds the demand for any nutrient, even water, because we need oxygen for normal energy production in the cell. However, oxygen can also produce free radicals that can damage normal cells and cause cancer. Antioxidant nutrients protect the body from this free radical damage, thereby reducing cancer risk. Antioxidants can also be used in a treatment program for cancer, because they help protect the body from harmful side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Some antioxidants to consider here include High Potency Grapine, an extract of grape seed that helps reduce inflammation and prevent cell damage, and Green Tea Extract, which contains polyphenols called catechins, powerful antioxidants that protect cells from cancer and kill cancer cells. One of these catechins is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which was shown in several lab studies to kill cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
Thai-Go contains xanthones, powerful antioxidants; that have been shown in numerous studies to inhibit cancer cells and aid in tumor reduction. These compounds cause apoptosis (or preprogrammed cell death) in cancer cells. Xanthones exert cytotoxic (cancer cell killing) effects against human hepatocellularr carcinoma cells, and have been shown to inhibit the growth of human leukemia HL60 cells. Xanthones have also shown effects against human breast cancer SKBR3 cells. IF Relief also contains xanthones and is helpful for reducing chronic inflammation and pain.
Principle Number Six: Kill Cancer Cells
For those diagnosed with cancer, it is important to kill the cancerous cells. The problem is that chemotherapy and radiation also cause damage to healthy cells. Killing cancer cells also produces toxins that the body must eliminate.
There are some natural compounds which can help kill cancer cells, too. Paw Paw Cell Reg is a standardized extract of acetogenins from the Paw Paw plant. These compounds have been shown in scientific research to cause apoptosis (preprogrammed cell death) in cancer cells by inhibiting their energy production. More information on Paw Paw Cell Reg is available from the person who gave you this newsletter.
Paw Paw Cell Reg is not appropriate for all cancers and should be used as part of a comprehensive cancer program.
However, even if one chooses to use chemotherapy drugs, Paw Paw may still be beneficial. It has also been shown to reduce chemotherapy drug resistance. By itself, Paw Paw does not have the side effects of hair loss, weight loss, extreme nausea and compromised immunity. It may cause nausea in larger doses, however.
Paw Paw is not recommended as a supplement for preventing cancer. It is only appropriate when a person has cancer.
Another supplement that can help the body destroy cancer cells is High Potency Protease. It breaks down the protein coat on cancer cells and also helps prevent cancer cells that are breaking down from creating a toxic load on nearby healthy cells. It is taken between meals for this purpose.
Principle Number Seven: Increase Joy and Pleasure
One German study shows a commonality that all cancer patients experienced a trauma and an unresolved psychological issue shortly before the cancer developed. Stress is a big component of cancer because psychological stress creates physical stress that dramatically reduces immune function.
Reducing stress should be a stress-less task. That's why the goal here is not to reduce stress, but rather to deliberately seek out joy and pleasure. A pleasurable, happy experience has a more positive effect on the immune system and healing, than the stressful effects of an experience.
So, seek out pleasurable experiences. Find things that make you laugh. Spend time with family, friends or pets. Take a walk in the fresh air and sunshine. Surround yourself with pleasing colors, smells and sounds. Listen to your favorite music; get up and dance. Listen to calming, meditative music. Take a hot bath in Epsom salts and lavender oil. Treat yourself to a massage, take a mini-vacation or go to a spa for the day.
You can also reduce stress by taking products like Nutri-Calm, which replenishes the nervous system and adrenals. Adrenal Support will build stamina and promote healing, as well as giving the body more ability to cope with stress. Chinese Stress Relief is another option that can improve the body's ability to relax, counteracting stress.
Seek out professional assistance in designing the holistic program that's right for you. Remember, there is hope!
From Sunshine Sharing - Vol.18 No.5
Principle Number Eight: A GOOD DIET IS A MUST
It is important to avoid all mucous forming foods (grains and dairy, cooked or heated fats, sugar), all processed foods, sodas, coffee, tea, salt, alcohol.
The best cleansing is done with a diet of pure organic vegetables at least for 3 days.
We need to sip 1 to 2 liters of CELTIC water a day. CELTIC water has a pH of 7.5 and only 50mg/l of dissolved solids at 180o C. (Use EVIAN if you cannot find CELTIC water)
We also need 2 to 3 cups of vegetable broth made at home with 5 to 6 organic vegetables, some fresh herbs and pure water.
It is important to chew food until it is liquid and rest after meals, outdoors if possible.
BREAKFAST: a few ounces of ALOE VERA, keep in mouth 2 or 3 minutes and swallow. Then eat some organic fruit and presoaked nuts (6 hours approx.) or drink juiced organic vegetables
LUNCH: some wild fish or pasture-fed animal protein (4 oz. a day) with steamed organic vegetables.
SNACK: presoaked nuts and a baked organic apple.
DINNER: raw organic vegetables with steamed roots or stewed beans.
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