As little as a decade ago, the general consensus on cancer was that it was random and if you were unlucky enough to get it, your chances of being healed were slim, and by natural means, well, it wasn’t even a legitimate topic of discussion.
Fast forward to the past couple years and natural cancer therapies are much more prevalent. Not only that, the research and testimonials have proven that natural cancer protocols can be just as effective as conventional treatments, without the side effects.
With so much discussion and information on natural remedies now available, one can become buried and feel even more helpless on where to start. This is certainly not the intention of natural health advocates who may be risking their lives or in the very least are risking being ostracized by providing such an option.
In the end, the responsibility is on you to make decisions on how to start the journey and how to navigate it, because it is YOUR body. So, if you would like a fast track on some of the most revered and effective natural remedies for cancer (without having to leave the country and spend tens of thousands of dollars), then I suggest you start right here.
The purpose of juice fasting is to give our digestive system a rest so that extra energy can be used to rid ourselves of diseased tissues, excess nutrients, and accumulated wastes and toxins. It also creates an environment for the body to heal and regenerate different areas of the body, including the immune system.
One particular study conducted on the effects of fasting patients showed that those who included fasting in their therapy had fewer side effects from chemotherapy, and it slowed down the growth of tumors and even eliminated the threat of cancer in some patients. As noted by Research Professor Valter Longo, University of Southern California:
“What we are seeing is that the cancer cell tries to compensate the lack of all these things missing in the blood after fasting. It may be trying to replace them, but it can’t. The cell is, in fact, committing cellular suicide.”
These researchers also noted that fasting essentially “flips a regenerative switch,” which prompts stem cells to create new white blood cells, which in turn begins to regenerate the entire immune system. They also found that prolonged fasting reduces the enzyme PKA, which is linked to a hormone which increases cancer and tumor growth.
Cannabis has made a splash onto the natural cancer remedy scene recently, even though medical scientists have been well aware of the beneficial affects of cannabinoid compounds since the mid-70s.
Laboratory tests conducted in 2008 and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation showed the active ingredient in marijuana, known as THC, can function as a cure for brain cancer, and multiple types of other cancers. Other studies have shown that cannabinoids may work by various mechanisms, including inhibiting cell growth, inducing cell death, and mitigating tutor metastasis. One of the cannabinoids that have shown great promise is cannabidiol, or CBD, with research indicating it can inhibit cancer development.
Unlike conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy, cannabinoids effectively target and kill cancerous cells while not negatively affecting healthy, normal cells. This is paramount in being able to properly fight and recover fully from cancer.
The Gerson Therapy explains that caffeine and palmitates work together to stimulate and cleanse the liver and the blood. This caffeine exposure causes the liver’s portal vein and bile ducts to expand which increases the release of diluted toxic bile. The enema fluid triggers peristaltic action and the effective removal of wastes from the body.
Palmitates in the coffee stimulate and increase the production of the liver enzymes glutathione-S-transferase (GST), which help remove free radicals and cancer cells from the bloodstream and help detoxify the liver. As a result, the liver becomes less congested with debris, which allows it to do a more effective job in filtering out other bodily toxins.
Although the primary source of vitamin D, the sun, has been blamed for the aggressive growth of cancer, there is a flip side to that debate which has shown that low levels of vitamin D are linked to certain kinds of cancer. So avoiding the sun altogether for a fear of cancer is NOT a good idea, but you do need to manage your relationship with the sun to ensure you are not blocking that superior source of vitamin D (by either not going out in it, or putting on sunblock before any exposure), and you are not getting too much either (characterized by a sunburn).
Once you realize that 77% of all cancers can be prevented by vitamin D alone, you start to realize how important this nutrient is to living a cancer free life. In addition to this, research has also shown that vitamin D can call kill human cancer cells, so it can be a remedy to existing cancer as well.
This point was proven by researchers who took human breast cancer cells and treated them with a strong form of vitamin D. Within a few days, half the cancer cells shriveled up and died. The vitamin’s effects were even more dramatic on breast cancer cells injected into mice. After several weeks of treatment, the cancer tumors in the mice shrank by an average of more than 50 percent. Some tumors disappeared. Similar results have been achieved on colon and prostate cancer tumors in mice as well.
It should be no surprise that vitamin C, a powerful immune booster, could have a significant effect against an immune compromised disease like cancer. However, researchers have been pleasantly surprised by the effects of vitamin C given in high doses intravenously.
New research published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine, conducted by a team or researchers at the University of Kansas, found that these high doses of vitamin C injected intravenously eradicated cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
Based on earlier research pioneered by Linus Pauling, a chemist from Oregon State University conducted the tests in vitro in a lab, as well as directly in both mice and a group of 22 human subjects. According to BBC News the tests proved favourable in all 3 situations as the vitamin C targeted the ovarian cancer cells while avoiding healthy cells.
If you are unable to get high dose vitamin C injections (or simply don’t want to), then consider supplementation with liposomal vitamin C.
Laetrile (or B17) was banned by the FDA in 1971 despite its proven efficacy. However, the source of laetrile or B17, is legally available and this natural source is amygdalin (found predominantly in apricot kernels).
Amygdalin contains four substances, two being glucose, the third benzaldehyde, and the fourth is cyanide. Cyanide and benzaldehyde are poisons if they appear as molecules that are not bound to other molecular formations. Vitamin B-12 also contains cyanide, but remains safe as it remains bound and locked by part of another molecule. An enzyme in normal cells called rhodanese can render them harmless by combining them with sulfur.
Cancer cells thrive on sugar, which makes the glucose molecules of amygdalin irresistible. However, an enzyme called beta-glucosidase (found only in cancer cells,not healthy cells) unlocks the amygdalin molecules and releases the benzaldehyde and cyanide (the poison) creating a toxic onslaught that destroys cancer cells. The cancer cell’s beta-glucosidase enzymes causes cancer cells to self destruct by opening themselves up to the poison of cynaide and benzaldehyde.
Of course, one needs to be on a clean, organic diet that is devoid of sugar for this therapy to really work. One also has to avoid excessive consumption of apricot kernels (eating 6-10 seeds throughout the day is a common amount), as side effects like dizziness, headache, or upset stomach can kick in.
Chaga mushroom is a fungus that grows on birch and other hardwood trees. The type that is found on birch is believed to be the most potent because of its high concentration of betulinic acid, which is toxic to cancer cells.
Research has shown chaga to be extremely effective in protecting cellular DNA from damaging free radicals and also has anti-tumor and immune stimulating benefits. Researchers at Kyunghee University in Seoul, South Korea examined chaga’s effectiveness in protecting cellular DNA. These cells were treated with chaga mushroom extract then exposed to oxidative stress, and it was found that the extract treated cells had 40% less DNA mutation than untreated cells.
In another study, Japanese researchers found that chaga had higher levels of antioxidants than other medicinal mushrooms, and has been shown to be effective against cancers of the liver, uterus, breast, colon, skin, cervix, and lung. It also attacks tumors without disturbing healthy tissue.
The sterols, flavonoids, polysaccharides, and polyphenols are some key constituents that give this medicinal mushroom its anti-cancer properties.
In addition to supporting a healthy immune system, iodine acts as an antioxidant to remove toxic free radicals and plays a role in the death of unhealthy cells (apoptosis). Iodine’s use in preventing and reversing cancer poses HUGE potential. Studies on iodine’s impact on breast cancer, lung carcinoma, and so on, only validate iodine’s potential.
Suggested dosages will vary between doctors, with daily recommendations ranging from 400 mcg all the way to 10,000 mcg and even higher. Compare that to the National Institute of Health’s iodine RDA of 150-290mcg and you may wonder if their dosages are of any assistance at all when healing cancer.
A great source for food based iodine is seaweed, but you can also get it in higher doses through supplement form.
You’ve probably never heard of the late Dr. Johanna Budwig, but this biochemist, pharmacologist, and physicist was a leader in European cancer research. Dr. Budwig’s work with cancer focused on the the connection between diet and the electrical needs of a body’s cells.
Long story short, she saw that cancer patients were low in lipoproteins and phosphatides. Her studies revealed that pure unsaturated fats pack electrons that are crucial to cellular health. This plus other research led her to develop a cancer protocol that revolved around electron-rich flaxseed oil and cottage cheese (for chemical help from its sulfur protein).
Oxygen is imperative to health because it acts as a “natural antibiotic.” Therefore, it comes as no shock that oxygen has a powerful connection with cancer. O2 is a definite must-have, but ironically enough, the O molecules floating around in the air make up just 21% of our atmosphere. Hyberbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) chambers tackle this by creating an enclosed, pressurized environment with air that’s up to 100% oxygen. The combination of high oxygen and atmospheric pressure takes oxygenation even further by going beyond the red blood cells.
Hyberbaric oxygen chambers saturate the blood, plasma, and interstitial fluid with fresh oxygen; flooding every cellular corner and cranny with vital air. This boost in circulation enables nutrients and toxins to be transported as needed, and that helps swelling and inflammation, immunity, blood vessel growth, and stagnant tissues.
Serious conditions like cancer stand to get some help from HBOT. According to Dr. David Jockers, it isn’t the magic trick to cure cancer on it’s own, but hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used as part of overall cancer treatment. HBOT paired with a ketogenic diet shows impressive results in cancer patients. In cases where patients were undergoing radiation therapy, HBOT was able to reduce inflammation, regenerate damaged blood vessels, and improve overall healing and rate of recovery. It’s very possible that HBOT could do more for cancer.
Of course, all these therapies should be paired with a healthy lifestyle and diet for best results. You can get an idea of how to start an anti-cancer diet by reading up on this beneficial routine.
All the best on your journey!
Originally Posted: http://healingthebody.ca/best-supplements-and-therapies-for-healing-cancer/#gs.oMCAzhw
Author: DEREK HENRY