Johns Hopkins released the following information on cancer in a newsletter. We found the information so valuable we wanted to share the highlights on avoiding and fighting cancer.
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.
When a person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
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, liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
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.
When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroy, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
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.
An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply. CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
Sugar is a cancer-feeder, eliminating sugar cuts off food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes made with Aspartame is also harmful. A better substitute is honey but only in a very small amount.
Milk causes the body to produce mucus, cancer feeds on mucus. Cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soymilk cancer cells are being starved.
Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic. Meat also contains livestock hormones and parasites which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. Meat protein is difficult to digest. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
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.
Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
Some supplements build up the immune system others like vitamin E are know to cause programmed cell death. This is the body's normal method of disposing of unwanted cells.
Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy such as a treatment in a Hyperbaric Chamber is another excellent means to help destroy cancer cells.
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 and learn to relax and enjoy each and every day.
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