Things to know about Cancer
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Things to know about Cancer

Cancer is a topic that I don’t particularly like discussing because of the vast amount of information, controversy and emotional ties that it has, but I do love this article that came from the John Hopkins Hospital newsletter. I believe it to be extremely accurate, informative and positive. Please take this information to heart, because these tips do not just apply to cancer prevention but overall well- being as well. We have the power to make a difference, so let’s start now ūüôā Things to know about cancer…

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion.  When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2.¬†Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a¬†person’s lifetime.

3.¬† When the person’s immune system is¬†strong the cancer cells will be¬† destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4.  When a person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5.  To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and  including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves  poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal  tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7.  Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8.  Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size.  However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9.  When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10.  Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.


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11.¬† An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to¬†multiply…¬†



a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet,  Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful.  A better natural substitute would be raw honey or molasses.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the  gastro-intestinal tract.  Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened almond milk, cancer cells are being starved.

c.  Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic, and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken, rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d.  A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole  grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food, including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to  cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most  vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees  C).

e.  Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate (not raw cacao), which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties.  Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid  known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, so avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive  enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer¬†cell walls have¬†a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat, a person frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of¬† cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy¬†the cancer cells.

14. Supplements can build up the immune system (antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the¬†body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.. Other¬† supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed¬†cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of¬†damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15.  Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.  Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to  have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16.  Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated  environment. Exercising  daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is  another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

17. Reduce Dioxin and BPA Exposure: Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are  highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.

  • No plastic containers, no saran wrap, no instant food cartons in the microwave. *I do not believe in microwaving food at all. Alters the structure of the food and can be harmful to the body.
  • No water bottles in freezer.
  • No plastic water bottles.
  • Only use PET 1 Plastic.
  • Only purchase canned food that is packaged in BPA-Free cans.



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  • Reply Ashley November 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Great article! I’ve never heard of oxygen therapy– maybe a good next blog post? ūüôā

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