The first step is to create a cancer-resistant environment in your body. Cancer is a disease we give to ourselves and can develop in any cell tissue. Each cell has a built-in braking system to regulate growth. If that system fails, the cell becomes a runaway train of unregulated growth.
Development of cancer begins with the initiation phase:
* Chemical exposure
Next is the promotion stage where the DNA undergoes changes and the cell becomes cancerous. There are three leading reasons why people get cancer. Your tipping point could be different from your spouse. It could be one of following factors:
* A weak immune system performing at sub-optimal levels
* Poor lifestyle choices that create a toxic load within the body
* A poor diet, or being in a chronic state of malnutrition
Did you know cancer is 100 times more likely to occur in people who are on immune system-suppressing drugs? We need a strong immune system to defend the body by attacking and cleaning out cancer cells thus activating white blood cells (WBCs) to do their job.
Our immune system wears down for many reasons including:
* High levels of stress
* Existing illness or disease
* Poor diet, and
* Lack of sleep
A poor diet paves the way for cell mutations leaving the door open for cancer cells to form. The support comes in the form of top nutrition. And if your system is already under attack by cancer (or any other degenerative dis-ease) your body needs far more support in the form of superfoods, superherbs, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, high antioxidant foods, probiotics, omega 3 fatty acids, etc.
It is quoted that about 1/3rd of the 500,000 annual cancer deaths in the USA can be partially attributed to diet and it’s the nutrient-deficient food that erode your health slowly over time until the body breaks down through lack of nutrition required to continuously rebuild the body.
Smoking, environmental pollutants, sunscreens, cosmetics, nail polish, varnishes, pesticides, food additives & colouring, excess alcohol, and lifestyle behaviour cause cellular changes that lead to cancer. Some chemicals are hormone “mimics” and act like hormones in the body. Hormone-dependent cancers (like prostate, colon, and breast) thrive in the presence of these chemicals.
Another risk factor is physical inactivity. Being physically active reduces your risk for developing a variety of cancers, including breast and colon cancers. Start walking, walk up the stairs backwards, do squats (use a tree limb if necessary to raise yourself) and up the numbers of squats you do each day to get your heart pumping – this will build up muscles, oxygenate the body and keep your telomeres from fraying. It’s also important to improve one’s digestive and elimination processes to make your body work better – an elimination after each meal is ideal. Do this, by eating enough fibre and good nutritious raw organic food which will, in turn, regulate your hormones and insulin and help keep cancer away. The best way to keep insulin and blood sugar stable is a low-glycemic diet. Base your meals around protein and healthy fats (e.g. organic raw coconut oil which is a healthy saturated fat which does not become a trans fat when heated).
You’ll be aware that conventional medicine has a very limited menu: cut, burn and poison which are often ineffective and very toxic to your body – even downright deadly.
Avoid using a microwave and use only slow, low temperature cooking (below 350F/175C) so as to maintain the food enzymes so necessary to rebuild health. You need a robust immune system to not only protect you against contracting a disease, but to attack new viruses, fight bacteria, and delete mutated cells. Check out on the internet “oil pulling” since this is an excellent method for maintaining both physical and oral health – use organic raw coconut oil, sesame oil, or other organic cold pressed oil only and spit the oil out after swishing it around the mouth and teeth for 20 minutes.
For at least a week, write down everything you eat and drink. In this way, you’ll discover what your weak points are and address them. Eat organic pasteured eggs (not caged) and only grass-fed meat (no pork since it contains a lot of parasites) with the portion the size of your palm only (otherwise you create more inflammation in the body). Note how many vegetables you consume each day. You will be aware that any sugar is a no no for cancer patients due to high fructose so avoid all fruit and hidden sugars (including Splenda, aspartame, fructose corn syrup, etc. in commercial products). Avoid all pizzas, bread, cakes, noodles, icecream, take-aways or frozen meals.
Incorporate nucleic acid foods like sardines (with no artificial colours, oils or flavours), wild Atlantic salmon, mullet or grass fed organ meat, like liver. Each day eat at least one of the following: asparagus, celery, radish, onion, mushrooms, spinach or cauliflower. Also, make up a broth using the bones from either certified organic grass fed chicken, turkey or beef. Place in a crockpot and add 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and drink several cupfuls a day – this (marrow) will nourish and repair your body!
Make up raw food juices/smoothies which retain their life-giving enzymes and promote oxygenation. Max Gerson (dec’d) believed all degenerative dis-eases, like, cancer, have their basis in toxic foods and water (fluoridation and chlorine pull Iodine from the body).
A macrobiotic plan, being plant-based and toxin-avoidant, is excellent. It’s generally comprised of:
* Organic fruit and vegetables, locally grown (find your nearest artisan farmers’ market)
* Vegetable soups where you add various health-giving seaweeds (Arame, Chaga, Wakame, Kelp, etc.), medicinal mushrooms such as: skiitake, maitake, reishi (reishi has over 200 active ingredients) with a little himalayan salt and ground pepper, 1/4 tspn turmeric, plus other spices.
These medicinal mushrooms (purchased dehydrated from Chinese shops and Woolworths) have a tremendous power to stimulate the immune system and can do this more effectively than any substance known to man (and act within hours). A substance called lentinan (a beta glucan) in these mushrooms is very powerful. There have been reported that fewer cancer deaths occur in regions where these mushrooms are grown and often eaten.
This diet also includes a moderate intake of raw organic nuts (not peanuts) and seeds. Avoid: coffee, alcohol, commercial cordials, orange juice, and all sugars (Splenda, Aspartame, fructose corn syrup – disguised in all commercial products), frozen foods, take-aways, hotdogs, deli meats/sausages and pizzas.
Also avoid using a barbecue since the fat that drips down causing smoke contains benzopyrene and is a known carcinogenic (cancer-causing). Opt for grilling, steaming, or baking. Have a combination between cooked and raw foods.
Intermittent fasting has proven to heal cancer. It requires one to not eat for 12-16 hours after your last evening meal. This means you may eat brunch at around 11 am, having only water, teas or a smoothie until then. Do not eat until you’re hungry, and then only within a window of 8 hours. The idea is that you want to burn lipids (fats) and not glucose. This is known as a ketogenic diet and also helps you to detoxify your body gently. Take seven spoonfuls of organic coconut oil throughout the day (read books by Bruce Fife on the benefits of coconut oil). It also assists one in shedding weight as it satiates you!
People who are not exposed to the sun are a recipe for disaster. Over 70 years ago Dr. Frank Applerly discovered higher death rates in those not exposed to the healing rays of the sun. There is an inverse relationship between sun exposure and at least 17 different types of deadly cancer, including malanoma. Optimise your vitamin D levels by spending time in the sun often (without burning) and during winter you would be wise to take at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. You may do this while out gardening in bare feet (this grounds/earths you) and is another restorative factor.
Healthy cells thrive in and oxygen-rich environment, whereas cancer cells like acidity and an anaerobic (no oxygen) environment.
A hot lemon/lime juice each morning will alkalise your body. If the lemon is organic, zest the skin and add this plus the juice to your curries, soups, and herbal teas. The flesh of citrus offers loads of health-boosting benefits because of the number of disease-fighting phytonutrients. The rind contains a compound, d-limonene, which has anti-tumor traits. One study found d-limonene reduced tumor development by 500% and it reduced pancreatic cancer cells by 50%. Studies conducted on rats show that d-limonene fights breast, skin, liver and lung cancer. It works by breaking down communication between cancer cells and destroying them from within.
Researchers studied the DNA of over 2,500 men with prostate cancer and found high estrogen levels present in over 40% of these cases. Studying over 6,000 different types of genes they discovered elevated estrogen causes one of the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Inhibiting estrogen is a powerful way to fight this cancer and you can begin by drinking from a glass, not plastic, and storing your food in non-BPF plastic.
Drinking organic pomegranate juice each day will stabilise PSA levels. Results showed a 12% decrease in cancer cell growth and a 17% increase in cancer cell death. The compound in pomegranate juice is ellagic acid, which inhibits aromatase, the enzyme that produces estrogen. This is not a cure, but could be used to delay prostate cancer. Tumeric is known to help regulate the functioning of tumor-suppressing genes. A study found it can halve cancer cell invasion and metastasis in the lung by activating a tumor suppressor. There is new evidence that turmeric (with black pepper containing piperine) can cure prostate cancer and we also know that, unlike in the western world, few Indians get Alzheimer’s disease due to their adding turmeric to their curries.
A healthy nutritious diet will not supply the body with all the nutrients it needs today to fight disease and may need support from good supplements. Antioxidants (A.O.s) are most important since they’re strong anti-cancer weapons and they also boost the immune system function. One well-known A.O. is vitamin C. High vitamin C-complex intake has been linked to a 40% lower risk of several cancers. Two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling found that injecting vitamin C intravenously massively increased its potency. In the 1970s, he found patients getting IV vitamin C treatment lived three to four times longer. We have to get vitamin C from our diet, particularly as a preventative (guavas have the highest vitamin C followed by pawpaws) and because it’s water soluble it has a half-life in the blood stream of just 30 minutes. For that reason, it may be best to take it in four divided doses throughout the day.
Dr. Vitor Marcial-Vega is convinced IV vitamin C can selectively kill tumor cells and won’t harm healthy cells. He studied patients with advanced cancer (Stage 4) who received 40-75 gr several times a week. In 75% of the patients, the tumor shrank by 50% or more. Research shows vitamin C destroys a unique protein in cancer cells called HIF-1 (hypoxia-induced factor). This protein helps cancer cells survive. But when antioxidants neutralise free radicals, HIF-1 no longer works. This stops the tumor in its tracks and this protein completely disappears in cancer cells treated with vitamin C. So for prevention, start with 2,000 mg. An excess can cause some stomach discomfort. If you’re ill or under stress, your body will absorb a lot more vitamin C than it does normally.
The first physician to treat patients with high doses of vitamin C was Duke University Medical School graduate Dr. Frederick Klenner back in the early 1940s. He saw amazing results for more than 30 conditions including: viral pneumonia, arthritis, diabetes, severe infections, heavy metal poisoning and cancer. In another example: In the polio epidemic of 1948 Dr. Klenner treated 60 patients with vitamin C. 57 of them were better in three days, the other 3 had a slight relapse, but were symptom-free in five days. Dr. Klenner attributed the effectiveness of vitamin C to his extremely high doses. He was so sold on its ability to treat acute disease of any kind that he would start patients on the therapy even before taking down their medical history.