THE BIG C! Sometimes the worse thing a person can get is a diagnosis; people leave the doctor’s office feeling lost, downtrodden, and hopeless. Usually, they are told that there is urgency, must operate right away, start chemo tomorrow followed by radiation. You might have 6 months without treatment! Now that is some scary stuff.
If a person chooses to follow traditional Western treatments for cancer, he will need to support his immune system and cellular health, as well as detoxify the deadly chemicals out of the body. The three approved methods of cancer treatment in the US, chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, don’t deal with the underlying causes of why people get cancer in the first place. Cancer cells mutate because they have free radical damage and low oxygen available to them; this along with an acidic environment – well it’s a perfect incubator for cancer cells.
Antioxidants: Since free radical damage is providing the nesting ground for cancer, antioxidants such as 6-8 half cup servings of fruits and vegetables daily, are a first line of defense. Supplements such as high doses of Vitamin C and those that increase glutathione levels (N-Acetyl Cysteine and Alpha Lipoic Acid) also combat toxins and the effects of cancer treatments such as chemo and radiation.
Balancing pH and Increasing Oxygen: To Increase oxygen and balance the pH, practice deep breathing exercises to improve oxygen uptake in the lungs. Try Liquid Chlorophyll or organic Barley Greens which will help the oxygenation of the blood. Nothing does this quite like wheat grass juice or spelt grass juice. Cordyceps is a fungus that lives on a certain caterpillar; it is great for increasing oxygen to the lungs. Juicing greens, green apples, carrots, celery and beets several times a day is practiced in many cancer centers around the world, and can be done at home as a preventative or a cure.
Build the Immune System: Cancer patients are often treated with harsh chemotherapy and radiation, both of which are acidifying and deadly to our “good cells” as well as cancer cells. Building the immune system is crucial as the treatments are beating it down, leaving it vulnerable to yeast and bacterial infections. Medicinal mushrooms are great immune stimulators: Reishi, maritake, shiitake, etc. Una de Gato Combination (Cat’s Claw) helps to strengthen the immune system and has shown that it inhibits tumor growth in animals.
Protect the body. Antioxidants and adaptagens can protect healthy cells from treatments and also help to restore health in general. Ginseng, astragalus, and Mineral Chi Tonic offer protection. Alpha Lipoic Acid and N-Acetyl Cysteine promote glutathione production, essential for health at the cellular level.
Clear out parasites and clean the lymph: Blue Boy Herbs recommends two products that are very useful for those with cancer or who want to prevent cancer: Poke Root Formula (“This formula is intended to be of use in tumors. The herbs involved were all historically used to fight cancer.”) and Black Walnut Formula (“A famous combination of the green hulls of black walnut rinds and wormwood. Our formula contains also the seeds in tincture of wormseed and horsemint”). I have known many people to use these two tinctures successfully for cleansing and promoting health.
Support digestion: Because chemo and radiation damage the gastrointestinal tract, adding good probiotics is beneficial to replace gut bacteria. Slippery Elm and Whole Leaf Aloe Vera will reduce gastrointestinal irritation. Bayberry root or blackberry root will help with severe diarrhea. Hydrated Bentonite can reduce irritation to the gastrointestinal tract. Ginger is a great aid for nausea and vomiting. One drop of peppermint essential oil in a cup of water helps as well.
Pain: I have had cancer patients who said that turmeric (8-10 capsules daily) worked better than drugs for their pain. This Middle Eastern spice has gained in popularity over the last 5 years or so and is very effective as an anti-inflammatory. Echinacea not only boosts the immune system, but it also reduces pain for cancer patients.
Detoxification: Coffee enemas have been made famous by the Gerson method, still a popular destination for natural cancer treatments. Red Clover (a potent blood cleaner) is also an effective medium for cleaning the blood and releasing toxins. Essiac Tea, a potent mixture of cancer fighting drugs, is available nation wide at health food stores. This tea alone solves multiple issues related to cancer. Fresh juices are very detoxifying and are essential for cancer recovery.
Many good sources of information are available on the internet, such as Bill Henderson’s www.beatingcancergently.com and www.cancertutor.com.
Sources: Steven Horne website: www.treeoflight.com; Kimberly Balas, lecture notes.