LESSER-KNOWN CAUSES OF CANCER
Oct 3 - 9, 2011
Cancer is not a mysterious disease that suddenly attacks you out of the blue, something that you can't do anything about. It has definite causes that you can correct if your body has enough time, and if you take action to change the internal environment to one that creates health, not cancer, while at the same time attacking cancerous cells and tumors by exploiting their weaknesses. Cancer tumors begin when more cancerous cells are created than an overworked, depleted immune system can destroy. Even if you are taking the standard medical treatments, you can safely improve their effectiveness by using the natural supplements covered in this report. Many people have done so.
THE UNDERLYING CAUSES OF CANCER
Cancer has been around as long as mankind, but only in the second half of the 20th century did the number of cancer cases explode. Contributing to this explosion are the excessive amounts of toxins and pollutants we are exposed to, high stress lifestyles that zap the immune system, poor quality junk food that's full of pesticides, irradiated and now genetically modified, pathogens, electromagnetic stress, lights, and just about everything that wasn't here 200 years ago.
All these weaken the immune system, and alter the internal environment in the body to an environment that promotes the growth of cancer. Cancerous cells are always being created in the body. It's an ongoing process that has gone on for eons. Consequently, parts of your immune system are designed to seek out and destroy cancer cells.
Constant exposure to tens of thousands of manmade chemicals from birth onward, chlorinated and fluoridated water, electromagnetic radiation, pesticides and other toxins, leads to the creation of too many free radicals and excessive numbers of cancerous cells.
Alone this would be enough to raise cancer levels, but combined with an immune system weakened by a diet of refined and over processed food, mineral depleted soils, and too much exposure to artificial light at night, the immune system at some point no longer is able to keep cancer in check, and it starts to grow in your body.
Research shows that the immune system needs 9.5 hours of sleep in total darkness to recharge completely. Because of this stress and the overload of toxins, you end up with a malfunctioning immune system, and a body that is not capable of destroying the excessive numbers of cancerous cells that develop.
Of course, our diets loaded with sugar and refined carbohydrates don't help. Refined carbohydrates digest so fast they act like sugar, and cancer cells love sugar. They have about 15 times more receptor cells for capturing sugar than healthy cells. Overcoming cancer is a process of reversing the conditions that allowed the cancer to develop, and going after and killing cancerous cells. There are some strategies to stop the causes of cancer:
Kill Cancer Cells... Without Harming Your Body: When chemotherapy and radiation therapy are used to kill the cancerous cells, they harm healthy cells in the process. In fact, they sometimes kill people faster than the cancer would have done. There are some natural supplements that do a good job of killing cancerous cells, but don't cause harm to your body.
A few natural supplements suggested for fighting cancer do have the potential to be toxic to the body, and should probably just be used in conjunction with a naturopath or alternative doctor. These include cesium, artemisia, and B17.
Low Cellular Oxygen Level Breed Cancer... Increasing Oxygen Levels Kills Cancerous Cells: An underlying cause of cancer is low cellular oxygenation levels. In newly formed cells, low levels of oxygen damage respiration enzymes so that they cells cannot produce energy using oxygen. These cells can then turn cancerous. In 1931, Dr. Warburg won his first Nobel Prize for proving cancer is caused by a lack of oxygen respiration in cells.
He stated in an article that "the cause of cancer is no longer a mystery, we know it occurs whenever any cell is denied 60 per cent of its oxygen requirements. All normal body cells are thus obligate aerobes, whereas all cancer cells are partial anaerobes and meet their energy needs by fermentation."
The cells that cannot produce energy aerobically cannot produce enough energy to maintain their ability to function properly. So, they lose their ability to do whatever they need to do in the body. Fermentation allows these cells to survive, but they can no longer perform any functions in the body or communicate effectively with the body. Consequently, these cells can only multiply and grow and may become cancerous. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they change into cancer cells.
Poor oxygenation comes from a buildup of carcinogens and other toxins within and around cells, which block and then damage the cellular oxygen respiration mechanism. Clumping up of red blood cells slows down the bloodstream, and restricts flow into capillaries. This also causes poor oxygenation. Even lack of the proper building blocks for cell walls, essential fatty acids, restricts oxygen exchange.
Flax oil in cottage cheese treatment popular in Europe has become a well-known cancer treatment. It provides Omega 3 essential fatty acids needed by cell walls so that oxygen can enter the cells. Well actually, it is popular because it works quite well. It is great for diabetes and heart or cardiovascular disease also.
To vigorously fight cancer with this approach, use a lot of flax oil or ground up flax seeds mixed in as much cottage cheese as you need to get it down. Use up to 8 tablespoons of flax oil daily, or 16 tablespoons (1 cup) of ground up flax seeds daily with cottage cheese to enhance absorption. Make sure the flax oil or flax meal if you buy it, has been refrigerated at the store, and keep it refrigerated at home. If you grind up flax seeds, use them immediately or store the extra in the refrigerator or freezer. A coffee grinder or blender works for this. Flax oil goes rancid very easily. And, stay away from vegetable oils as they hinder its effects.
Further research into Warburg's theory showed that when oxygen levels were turned down, cells began to produce energy anaerobically. They ultimately became cancerous when levels went low enough. It took a reduction of 35 per cent in oxygen levels for this to happen.
Low oxygen levels in cells may be a fundamental cause of cancer. There are several reasons cells become poorly oxygenated.
Cancer cells produce excess lactic acid as they ferment energy. Lactic acid is toxic, and tends to prevent the transport of oxygen into neighboring normal cells. Over time as these cells replicate, the cancer may spread if not destroyed by the immune system.
There is plenty of research showing that cancer thrives in an acidic environment. Cancer cells make your body even more acidic as they produce lactic acid. So if you have cancer, your pH levels are low and your body is too acidic. Taking action to make your body more alkaline is vital in the battle against cancer. Unfortunately, the majority of the foods and drinks we consume are acidic such as meat, grains and sugar with colas and other soft drinks being highly acidic.
So, unless you have been eating a very healthy diet, full of fresh fruit and vegetables, your body is way too acidic, creating a very good environment for cancer to grow in. Actually, too much acidity is an underlying factor in many degenerative diseases-diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia and more.
According to Keiichi Morishita in his book, Hidden Truth of Cancer, when your blood starts to become acidic, your body deposits acidic substances in the blood (usually toxins) into cells to allow the blood to remain slightly alkaline. However, this causes your cells to become more acidic and toxic, which results in a decrease of their oxygen levels, and harms their DNA and respiratory enzymes.
These cells increase in acidity and some die. However, some of these acidified cells may adapt in that environment. In other words, instead of dying - as normal cells do in an acid environment - some cells survive by becoming abnormal cells. These abnormal cells are called malignant cells.
Malignant cells do not correspond with brain function nor with our own DNA memory code. Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and without order. This is cancer.
As a general role, alkaline water (including the water in cells) holds a lot of oxygen. Acidic water holds very little oxygen. So the more acidic your cells are, the less oxygenated they will be. To make matters worse, the fermentation process cancer cells use to produce energy creates lactic acid, further increasing acidity and reducing oxygen levels. Sang Whang, in his book Reverse Aging, points out that toxins are acidic. If your blood is too acidic, toxins will not be released from your cells into the blood. So your cells cannot be detoxified. This buildup of toxins in your cells results in acidic, poorly oxygenated cells, which can turn cancerous.
Taking medicines or supplements while your body is highly acidic is a bit like washing dishes in a sink of dirty water, even when you put in plenty of soap, you cannot get the dishes clean. There is a long history of reversing cancer simply by alkalinizing the body. It is one of the basic strategies in the battle against cancer and for improving your health in general.
One of the most promising approaches to fighting cancer revolved around the Carbonyl group - Glyoxal and Methylglyoxal. These molecules, when they are in cells as they are supposed to be, arrest cell division and make cells return to a resting state. If they are lacking, uncontrolled proliferation goes on which leads to cancer. Glyoxal & Methylglyoxal are supposed to be in your cells. Stimulating your cells to produce them has significant anti-cancer activity.
A Weakened Immune System Leads To Cancer... A Strong Immune System Seeks Out and Destroys Cancer Cells: For most of your life, the immune system has successfully dealt with cancer cells, killing them off as they developed. That's its job. For cancer to have developed in you, your immune system must have become worn out, ineffective and unable to deal with the cancer cells. Many natural supplements support the immune system. The trick is the find and use the ones that work the best. The other concern is to make sure you take enough. Cancer is not something to pussyfoot around with. Taking 5 to 10 times the normal supplemental amount seems to work best when using natural supplements.
CANDIDA - A SYMPTOM?
Some doctors theorize that candida or other systemic fungal infections cause or at the very least contribute to the development of cancer. This makes sense. A body wide candida infection plays havoc on the immune system.
Not only does the immune system become overwhelmed and worn-out from fighting the infection, but candida excretes toxins that further weaken and harm the body. The major waste product of candida is acetaldehyde, which produces ethanol. Ethanol may be great in cars, but in your body it causes excessive fatigue, and reduces strength and stamina. In addition, it destroys enzymes needed for cell energy, and causes the release of free radicals that can damage DNA.
Ethanol also inhibits the absorption of iron. Because iron is one of the most important oxygen supports in the blood, ethanol in your body creates low oxygen levels. And, you know what happens when your body can't oxygenate well. Deal with candida if you want to beat cancer.
There is a simple test to tell if you have candida overgrowth.
First thing in the morning, before you put anything in your mouth, get a clear glass of water. Better still; leave it by your bed the night before. Work up a bit of saliva, and then spit it into the glass of water. Check the water every 15 minutes or so for up to one hour. If you have a candida yeast infection, strings (like legs) will travel down into the water from the saliva floating on top, or "cloudy" saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water. If nothing develops in 30 to 45 minutes, you are probably candida free.
An eminent German oncologist says that cancer is caused by environmental toxins. Others agree. While there are obviously other issues, fungus, viruses, genetics, etc., the major change in the world that could have led to the explosion of cancer over the last 100 years has been the introduction of tens of thousands of chemicals into the environment.
Chemicals that we had never been exposed to before, ones our bodies do not know how to handle. They overwhelm the defenses of your body and cancer develops. Unfortunately, if industry and the government they control have their way, it may even become worse. Biotech companies have been aggressively promoting the use of genetically modified food. It's a financial goldmine for them.
Unfortunately, there are several problems with genetically modified food. Every independent study has shown problems with the eating of genetically modified food. Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception writes on Seeds of Deception.com: "More worrisome is that the promoter used inside GM foods could get transferred to bacteria or internal organs. Promoters act like a light switches, permanently turning on genes that might otherwise be switched off. Scientists believe that this might create unpredictable health effects, including the potentially pre-cancerous cell growth found in the animal feeding studies mentioned above. Soy allergies skyrocketed by 50 per cent in the UK, coinciding with the introduction of GM soy imports from the U.S. Foods are not required to be labeled as GM foods. The only way to make sure you are not eating food that has been genetically modified is to eat organic food or food labeled non-GMO. Eating organic food will also reduce the amount of chemicals you are ingesting.
The Chlorinated Water and Cancer Connection: Pathogens in water have led to many diseases. But, did you know that what's put in your water to purify it may be causing you cancer and heart disease? According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, "Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93 per cent higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine." It may cause much heart disease too. Dr. Joseph Price wrote a highly controversial book in late sixties titled Coronaries/ Cholesterol/ Chlorine, and concluded that nothing can negate the incontrovertible fact, that the basic cause of arteriosclerosis, heart attacks and stroke, is chlorine.
When chlorine is added to our water, it combines with other natural compounds to form Trihalomethanes (chlorination byproducts), or THMs. These chlorine byproducts trigger the production of free radicals in the body, causing cell damage, and are highly carcinogenic.
Dr. Robert Carlson, a highly respected University of Minnesota researcher, sums it up by claiming, "Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times!" Breast cancer has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue.
Other Toxin Sources : In the process of eliminating as much toxic exposure as possible, you need to limit exposure from the chemicals of regular use like shampoo, conditioner, or skin lotion often contain ingredients that add to the overburden of chemicals your immune system must get rid of.
Try to use as natural and pure personal care items with as few chemical listed in the ingredients as possible to reduce that overload. The less overwhelmed your immune system is, the better it can fight the cancer. The buildup of toxins in your body reduces cell oxygenation and toxins will damage DNA, causing cell mutation. The key is to protect your cells by making sure you are taking plenty of antioxidants, stop drinking chlorinated water, or taking showers in it, and get rid of the buildup of toxins in your body using safe and natural detoxifiers.
There are three types of detoxification to be done, cellular detoxification, intestinal detoxification and a more general body detoxification in which we will include heavy metal detoxification. Any detoxifier will work in more than one way. And, remember, it is very important to alkalinize the body as that must happen before a great deal of detoxification can be done.
One of the causes of cancer is excessive free radical damage in your cells that harms your DNA, results in some cells mutating into cancerous cells. Every chemical and toxin in your body causes free radical damage. The carcinogenic ones cause even more. Combined with high acidity and low oxygenation, you've got a prescription for cancer.
Processed foods also generate more free radicals than whole foods, and have fewer nutrients to act as free radical scavengers to help protect you from those free radicals. You are exposed to 70,000 chemicals, 20,000 of which are known cancer-causing agents. These all cause free radical damage.
Researchers have noted for years a correspondence between low enzyme levels and cancer. In fact, enzyme therapy has been used with good results against cancers in Europe. The major reason enzymes levels become depleted is that we eat mostly processed, irradiated, and cooked food.
The digestive system was designed to process raw food. When the raw food picked ripe, the enzymes in the food predigest that food in the upper stomach where it sits for 30 to 45 minutes. Then in the lower stomach the pancreas excretes more enzymes.
When you eat cooked, irradiated and processed foods, the enzymes have been killed; the food does not predigest in the upper stomach. So, when it reaches the lower stomach two things happen. The pancreas must make extra enzymes to try and break down the food. So, you develop low enzyme levels of all types of enzymes, and your body cannot naturally kill cancerous cells using enzymes.
In addition, food that is not completely digested all too often makes its way into the bloodstream. Especially, if you have leaky gut syndrome from candida overgrowth, this partially digest food is treated as a toxin, and the immune system has to get rid of it.
This puts an additional strain on the already overworked immune system. Taking a good quality enzyme supplement with meals, one that has high levels of protease to digest protein, lipase to digest fat, and amylase to digest carbohydrates helps break down food in the upper stomach. So that the pancreas does not have to produce extra enzymes and food is better digested.
Psychological Stress Leads To Cancer... Resolving Stressful Issues Vital For Success Against Cancer: Dr. Hamer, a German oncologist theorizes that there was a connection between the stress and development of cancer. He analyzed his patients' brain scans and compared them with the corresponding medical and psychological records. Amazingly, he found a clear correlation between shocks, specific areas of the brain damaged by certain types of shocks, and particular organs where cancer developed depending on the type of trauma.
The moment the unexpected conflict occurs, the shock strikes a specific area in the brain causing a lesion (called Hamer Focus), visible on a brain scan as a set of sharp concentric rings in MRI's. The brain cells that receive the impact send a biochemical signal to the corresponding body cells causing the growth of a tumor, a meltdown of tissue or functional loss, depending on which brain layer receives the shock. So, you correct the problem that is causing the stress, like getting a new job if you have been fired, or a new spouse if there has been a divorce. Or, you psychologically learn to deal with the issue so that it no longer is causing stress. Either is vital for healing from cancer. Done in conjunction with conventional treatments, the results have been exceptional.