Natural Cancer Solutions

As we all know, cancer has become the leading cause of death, especially in the western world, where modern medicine struggles to combat this suite of diseases. For this reason, many are looking for a more natural approach which does not involve poisoning the body, or cutting out vital organs. Here we are going to discuss information on what causes cancer, and alternate solutions to the less than adequate ones offered by mainstream medicine.

History Of Cancer

In 1907, less than 7% of Australians died from cancer. Today 50% of men and 33% of women will get cancer at some time in their lives. This figure is rising, and there is no great improvement in cure rates, despite claims by drug companies and cancer research organisations that they are about to discover the cure for this or that disease. The evening news is full of these stories, although most of the “breakthroughs” either don’t work, or are proven more dangerous than the cancer they prevent and are consequently abandoned.

Given that this is happening, it would be good to try to figure out what has changed in society to cause these alarming figures. Could it be that it is lifestyle related, or is there an environmental cause that mutates otherwise healthy cells?

Causes of Cancer

The information below was taken from the Cancer Council of Australia website.

“We do not know all of the risks and causes of cancer. However, there are a number of chemical, physical and biological agents that have been shown to trigger the mistakes in the cell blueprint that cause cancer. These are called carcinogens and include tobacco, ultraviolet radiation and asbestos.

“A number of cancers share risk factors:

  • one in nine cancers, and one in five cancer deaths, are due to smoking
  • about 3% of cancers are related to alcohol consumption
  • many cancers occur as a direct result of dietary influences, from infectious agents or exposure to radiation (especially skin cancers from ultraviolet radiation)
  • some cancers result from inherited ‘faulty’ genes
  • cancer is NOT caused by injury or stress.

“It is important to note that not all cancers are associated to the risk factors mentioned above. Cancer can sometimes develop without any specific causes”.

The good news here is that according to the “experts”, stress and injury are not responsible. While that may be the case, I would suggest that stress puts a strain on the immune system, and a less than fully functioning immune system means that the body’s natural cancer fighting mechanisms are compromised. It highlights the way medicine looks at a situation, where a direct cause and cure is required to fit into the model.

As for smoking, cigarette smoke has concentrated levels of a heavy metal, Cadmium. The information about food and diet is vague at best, possibly because the food industry is very powerful and would not react kindly to any inference they may be responsible for cancer.

Environmental Influence

One thing that has changed over the last century is the volume and number of toxic chemicals we use in our daily lives. For some reason Cancer researchers seem to ignore this factor completely. No wonder they can’t discover a cure! Household cleaners are a concoction of poisonous chemicals. Industrialisation has resulted in permanently polluted air and water, and modern food production has resulted in some very dubious additives to extend the shelf life of food, and make it look good. In agriculture, crops are constantly sprayed to kill off bugs and diseases. Then there is mining.

Certain toxins such as heavy metals and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are very difficult to remove from the body. We were simply not designed to handle them. There are medical chelators to remove heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and others, but these are expensive and like most medications can cause serious long term damage to your health. You will find most medical professionals not interested in toxicity either because of less than adequate solutions, or the fact they have been told this is not a health issue. Toxicity has now become intergenerational with many of us having weakened immune systems due to genetic factors to compound the situation. The rise of autism spectrum is an example of this.

Medical Solutions to Cancer

There are 3 main ways that mainstream medicine attempts to conquer cancer.

  1. Operations. Here the tumour is identified and then cut out by surgery. If the whole of the cancer is removed, this can be effective. If the tumour is in a sensitive area, it is often impossible to remove it without permanent and debilitating results. If the cause of the disease is not removed, there is often a reoccurrence a year or two later, and each time it is more difficult to treat.
  2. Chemotherapy. This is where a toxic drug is taken to kill off mutated or weak cells. Unfortunately, the chemo drug weakens immunity and kills off some good cells as well. The idea is to reduce the infection or tumour and slow it down. Opinion on this treatment is divided. For those who survived it is a miracle that kept them from certain death. For those who didn’t, they are not here to talk about it! For many others, the cancer returns a year or two later with devastating results, or they end up permanently disabled from the treatment. Many Doctors would not opt for this treatment if they were diagnosed with cancer.
  3. Radiation. It is well known that radiation damages cells. Fukushima in Japan and Chernobyl in Russia were two situations where large populations were exposed to radiation. Many of these people have died from cancer since. With this in mind, why would you radiate a cancerous tumor as a treatment? Again the idea is to kill off cancerous or damaged cells in an infected area and hope the body will recover itself and repair or expel the cells damaged by the treatment.

The Cancer Industry

These days massive amounts of money are being raised for cancer research. Many well-meaning cancer survivors passionately solicit donations to support these funds. While this seems noble, one would have to question why there have not been the results they were seeking. Richard Nixon famously announced there would be a cure for cancer in 10 years back in 1971. Today cancer is much more prevalent and survival rates for some are abysmal following treatment. In fact many people are now told there is nothing that can be done except to provide ineffective treatments that will cause much suffering for their final months of life and to go home. Clearly the “war” on cancer has not been won. In the meantime heads of cancer organisations earn huge salaries. These are only maintained as long as a cure for cancer is not found, so there is incentive to keep announcing breakthroughs while never finding a permanent solution.

Can Cancer Be Cured?

Given the limited success of medicine to tackle this disease, many now look to alternate solutions. There are many on offer, and they focus on repairing the body rather than poisoning it. It is a bit like organic farming where with the proper care crops thrive, while intensive farming produces higher yields for a while and then destroys the land. Your body is composed of cells which combine to make tissue. Tissue makes up organs and the sum total of all of this is your body.

When cells are attacked by toxins, they can become mutated, or genetically altered. Sometimes this is duplicated through large numbers of cells, resulting in cancer. You can protect your cells in three ways.

  1. Make sure you limit the amount of toxins you take into your body. You do this by eating mainly raw or organic food, unprocessed. Use non chemical cleaners and carefully choose where you live.
  2. Take action to remove toxins from the body. Like it or not, you have them. Detox programs can reduce the toxic load on the body giving you a fighting chance of avoiding the consequences. A recent Catalyst program on ABC TV in Australia really exposed the extent of toxins we consume every day.
  3. Add support to your immune system. Despite what the health authorities say, simply eating fruit and vegetables is not enough to give you a really strong immune system, especially considering today’s toxic environment. There are some great products that will increase the function and potency of your immune system, giving you greater protection. Very few cover the full spectrum of nutrients you need for optimum health.

What Are Some Of The Alternate Ways To Reduce Cancer?

Ways to combat cancer are centered around a few concepts. One is to starve the cancer cells of the food that fuels growth. A diet very low in carbohydrates and especially sugar is one thing I would definitely do if I had cancer. Herbs are used to kill cancerous cells. As with chemotherapy, but without some of the toxic side effects, certain herbs will destroy weak cells, while leaving healthy ones alone.

Here are a few herbs that people may use in the fight against cancer. Copied from canceractive dot com.

20 Herbs that can fight cancer

Here are twenty herbs that just might help your fight against cancer. You will be pleased to know, even after May 1st 2011, you can still have them prescribed and made for you by experts working with CANCERactive.
1 ASTRAGALUS (Huang Qi): A Chinese herb; an immune system booster, known to stimulate body´s natural production of interferon. It also helps the immune system identify rogue cells. Work with the herb in both cancer and AIDS cases has been encouraging. The MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas conducted research showing that taking Astragalus when having Radiotherapy doubled survival times.
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BERBERIS FAMILY (e.g. Podophyllum peltanum): Slow active purgative. Research has shown these herbs to have a strong action against cancer and they have been used with many cancers, especially Ovarian cancer. In CancerWatch March 2015, the herb was shown in research to outperform brain cancer drug, Temozolomide.

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BLOODROOT (Sanguinaria canadensis): Research shows consistent anti-neoplastic activity. It has been shown to be effective against cancer tumours, and can shrink them; it is one of the herbs in an anti-cancer poultice called black salve; and has proven useful with sarcomas.

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BUTCHERS BROOM (Ruscus aculeatus): The active ingredients of this herb has been found to be the ruscogenins which have tumour-shrinking and anti-oestrogenic abilities. Thus its use in the treatment of breast cancer.

5 CAT´S CLAW (Uncaria tormentosa): An adaptogen and powerful immuno-stimulant, it enhances the white cells clean up process (phagocytosis). It is an excellent companion to astragalus, curcumin and echinacea. Research indicates it can reduce tumour size, particularly with skin cancers. It also helps reduce the side-effects of chemo and radiotherapy.

6 CHAPARRAL (Larrea mexicana): Cancer Watch covered a major research study from the US which heaped praise on this herb. It appears to boost the immune system, stop metastases and reduce tumour size. Seems especially interesting with breast cancer. It is also an anti-oxidant and anti-microbial, with low toxicity.

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CURCUMIN (Turmeric): This spice (Curcuma longa or Turmeric root) has been shown to have significant anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activity. That alone seems enough for certain hospitals in America
to consider using it in the treatment of polyps and colon cancer. However new research shows that it can both shrink cancer tumours and inhibit blood supply growth to tumours. It is a powerful antioxidant with liver protective benefits, and outperformed several anti-inflammatory drugs without side-effects in research.

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DANG SHEN ROOT (Codonopsis pilosula): increases both the white blood cell and red blood cell levels, so can be extremely helpful to patients having chemotherapy and radiotherapy, or to patients whose cancer diminishes levels of either.

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ECHINACEA: Another known immune system booster, it gained a populist reputation in treating colds.  There is research on its helpfulness with brain tumours apart from its abilities to increase the levels of certain immune white cells in the body.

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FEVERFEW: This herb caused a storm when research from Rochester University in New York showed it to be more effective than the drug cytarabine in killing leukaemia cells. The US Food and Drug Agency put the active ingredient, parthenolide, on to its fast track programme. Nothing has yet been heard. But then, the FDA has never approved a herb for use as a cancer treatment.

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GOLDENSEAL: One cause of stomach cancer can be the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. This burrows into the mucous lining of the stomach to hide from gastric acids, and then causes irritation, acid reflux, ulcers and even cancer. Goldenseal is generally anti-microbial and is used in the Caribbean and South East Asia against parasites. Goldenseal, helped by the mineral Bismuth, will kill Helicobacter pylori. Vets seem to know this, even if doctors don´t.

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MILK THISTLE: Known for years to be helpful to the liver, this herb has now been shown to be capable of protecting the liver during chemotherapy. Research in America showed that leukaemia patients who took milk thistle had reduced liver toxicity and chemo side-effects. There is a little evidence that it has its own anti-cancer activity too.

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PAU D´ARCO: This tree bark was original thought to be a strong anti-cancer agent, but then its actions were clarified as strongly anti-bacterial, anti-yeast and anti-microbial. That alone might be enough in some cases of cancer cause. But new research on the differing ingredients has shown the quinoids possess immune strengthening abilities and seem to help in cases of blood and lymph cancers.

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RED CLOVER: Research from a number of centres including the Royal Marsden has shown its potential as a part of a treatment programme against oestrogen-driven cancers, from breast to prostate. One active ingredient in the so-called Herb of Hippocrates is the anti-oestrogen Genistein.

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SHEEP´S SORRELL: Used in Essiac and other herbal remedies it is a cleanser and aids healthy tissue regeneration. There is some suggestion from research that it helps normalise damaged cells and tissue. It is also a highly praised ´vermifuge´ – intestinal worms have little or no resistance to this herb.

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SKULLCAP (Scutellaria barbata): Research has shown action against many cancer types, for example against cancers of the lung, stomach and intestines.

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SUTHERLANDIA (Cancer Bush): Peer reviewed research studies indicate that this herb is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal. It boosts the immune system and inhibits Tumour Necrosis Factor, known to drive wasting in cancer patients.

18 THOROWAX, or HARES EAR (Bulpleurum scorzoneraefolium): Research has shown its ability to enhance the production of natural interferon and it seems especially useful in bone cancer.

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WHEATGRASS: One of the top private hospitals in South East Asia extols the benefits of freshly juiced wheatgrass. One shot gives you the chlorophyll of some 12 or more kilograms of broccoli. It acts as a blood purifier, and liver and kidney cleansing agent. After two weeks of daily use, blood and tissue oxygen levels improve, as does circulation. And oxygen is the enemy of the cancer cell, as Otto Warburg told the world.

20 WORMWOOD: Another Chinese Herb, this has outperformed certain anti-malaria drugs and is now used by the aid agencies. It is strongly anti-microbial and anti-yeast and can be used as an effective part of an anti-candida diet. Also certain cancer treatments cause excesses of yeasts to form (for example, in Leukaemia treatment) threatening the patients health further. Excess yeasts are even felt by some cancer experts to be one of the causes of cancer. However, in recent research Wormwood has been shown to have direct anti-cancer properties.

I do not profess to be an herbalist, or expert in the use of herbs, but some of these make sense to me. Herbs often have side effects, so you would be wise to research a herb before taking it.

Alkalinity

Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment. Often a pH reading of someone with cancer will read led than 6.0, going down to under 5, when a healthy person will read at 7.0-7.5. This extreme acidity can be fuelled by overuse of sugar and refined foods. Acidity in the body basically is an indication that there is either too much hydrogen, or not enough oxygen. Free radicals, or toxins, will starve the body of oxygen, leaving an excess of Hydrogen to form acidic compounds.

There are a number of Oxygen products designed to increase flow of oxygen to the cells. In Australia, the authorities don’t like these and many are banned. Imagine allowing poisonous drugs, but not Oxygen! Gives you some idea of what the Cancer companies are up to.

Activated Liquid Zeolite Increases pH

Another way to increase pH is to scavenge excess Hydrogen atoms, bringing the body into balance. One way of doing this effectively is with Natural Zeolite. This mineral sucks up small negatively charged particles without damaging normal body functions. To get into the blood stream it needs to be liquefied and micronized to around 1-2.5 microns in size. Less than 1 or more than 5 is not optimum. Zeolite has a second benefit in that it scavenges heavy metals and many other toxins from the cells, allowing the immune system to repair them.

Removal Of Toxins

Given that toxins are often a cause of cancer, wouldn’t it make sense to remove toxins from the body as a means of prevention? To some this would seem obvious, although when you dig into the subject, you will find many disagree. First, there are the experts like Prof Lesley Campbell of the Garvin Institute in Sydney Australia, who boldly asserts that our bodies detoxify naturally and that any detox program is a waste of time. Then there are the laxatives and medical chelators which, while effective, offer no long term solution and do nothing to repair the damage.

There is Cilantro, charcoal, various herbs plus many other treatment regimes which can remove toxins from the bowel. Many of these will leave you feeling healthier, and by reducing the load on the immune system, you will have some success.

Activated Liquid Zeolite leads the way

We discovered some 8 years ago something that seemed a miracle. As it turns out Zeolite, a mineral found in nature, is perfect for scavenging toxins from the body. When micronized, cleansed and set in liquid, it can enter the blood stream and eliminate toxins from the cells. Over time this truly reduces the body burden from toxins and therefore lessens your chance of contracting cancer and many other diseases.

Zeolite has viral properties as well and it is able to destroy viruses during replication, drastically slowing down the spread of disease. When it comes to cancer, experiments with mice and dogs conclusively showed tumour reductions when they were injected with micronized Zeolite.

The Immune System

While there is no doubt that removing toxins is a primary way to deal with disease naturally, it is good to acknowledge the role the immune system plays in prevention or control of disease. One of the main cancer fighting mechanisms in the immune system are T cells. Production of these is determined by how well nourished the immune cells are, and signals from the individual cells, notifying that there is a need for cleansing.

Certain mushrooms are able to supply support to the immune system. Harvard Medical School in an article suggests it is almost impossible to provide everything the immune system requires for support, so it was interesting to discover Megadefense, a product that combines Zeolite with a number of medicinal mushroom extracts, specifically selected for their synergistic effect on immunity. Having taken that product for over 3 years, the author can attest that it has resulted in greatly reduced incidence of colds and flu.

Summary

When it comes to fighting cancer, there are medical methods, and more natural solutions. Some of these, while doing good, also cause long term damage. Others simply either support the body’s natural cancer fighting bodies, or remove the toxins that overburden the cells, leading to breakdown and eventually a cancerous situation.

Whether you are looking to reduce cancer or prevent it, these natural cancer solutions are worth a look.