A NATURAL CURE FOR CANCER.
2. Identify the specific cancer causes in our world and in your life and understand what your chances are.
WHAT CAUSES CANCER.
The rates of cancer have been exploding in the latest few years but you have to know that 70 to 95 percent of cancers are caused by:
- lifestyle and
therefore by changing and modifying these parameters, you can actually help your body heal if you are sick or prevent disease.
Sadly, the cancer industry knows very well what’s causing cancer and with their allied, the medical establishment, the medical schools, the FDA, the CDC they’re not interested in prevention and they’re not addressing the causes they just want you to get their obsolete treatments that can only hide the symptoms of the diseases because that’s where their money is.
Your best chance of surviving to this epidemic that is only going to get worse fast is to educate yourself, learn how to identify the potential causes of cancer and remove them entirely from your life.
If you will manage to reduce your body’s toxic load the better your odds of preventing and/or healing cancer will be.
Understandably, the first thing a cancer patients after a cancer diagnosis does is asking himself: “why that happened to me?”, “how did I get cancer?”.
We have already seen in the previous post, the first post of this series, that cancer is the combination of a number of health-damaging factors in your life that have been accumulating usually for a period (years) long enough to make you vulnerable to the disease.
ACKNOWLEDGE And ACCEPT
So you have to accept that it was what you did, what -unconsciously, in part, unwillingly, you let others do to you and what you didn’t know that brought you to this situation, so the only thing left for you to do now is to identify and recognise these cancer-causing factors that you’ve been living with and are killing you.
This acceptance will empower you to change your life and learn to remove those cancer-causing factors and eliminate and greatly reduce the risks of getting a recurrence or of dying from cancer. You have your chances now.
CANCER HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH MAN
Though cancer has been around for thousands of years as it has been found also in mummies, the rates of cancer exploded with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in England and have been growing exponentially since the economic boom of the post WW2 era, especially for people in the western industrialized countries.
A study published of a few years ago found the rate of cancer among Japanese smokers was a few times lower than American smokers just because the Japanese diet and lifestyle were in general healthier and Japanese cigarettes contained less toxic chemical additives than American cigarettes.
So you can start to see that a healthier diet, healthier lifestyle, less stress and less toxic exposure are the foundation of good health while the opposite are the causes of cancer and most types of modern diseases, (also called Western diseases because they are affecting prevalently the western countries).
Of course here we don’t mean infectious type diseases which are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites or pathogens that cause diseases like herpes, influenza, malaria or measles, that is infectious diseases that nowadays are still leading causes of deaths in poor third world countries because of lack of education on good sanitation practices and availability, most of times, only of dirty food and drinking water which contain viruses, bacteria and parasites.
Those kind of infectious disease were killers in our countries too up to a couple hundred years ago but today infectious disease cause roughly less than 5% of deaths in the US mainly because of general sanitation and hygiene practices that prevent contamination.
Instead, nowadays in our “civilized” society, we are experiencing a spreading of another type of disease, chronic type diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
CANCER FROM VIRUSES
According to the International Agency For Research On Cancer, approximately 20 percent of cancers are linked to infections from viruses like Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Epstein-Barr, Human T-cell lymphotropic virus, Polyomavirus, Kaposi sarcoma, Herpes, and Bovine leukemia. which, for the majority are spread by needle sharing, transfusions, sexual contact, blood organ transplants and sharing food or drinks or a toothbrush with someone who’s infected. Or are passed from mother to child during childbirth and through breastfeeding.
ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) the most common form of childhood leukemia has been linked to a form of herpes, a virus called CMV (congenital cytomegalovirus) which is passed to the child from the mother during childbirth.
These children born with CMV are roughly five times more likely to develop cancer between the ages of two and six but, unfortunately it’s estimated that about 80% of people carry the CMV virus and because viruses can lay dormant in your body for many years, your odds of contracting multiple cancer-causing viruses is much higher if you engage in risky behaviours like needle drug sharing or promiscuous sex.
But not everyone who carries or contracts these viruses will develop cancer. Your risk is low as long as your immune system is strong.
But because viruses can lay dormant in your body for many years and can flare up and cause a problem if your immune system became weakened or suppressed for a long period of time, it’s important that you control your lifestyle, diet, environment, and stress to keep viruses in check.
In a 2007 testing of milk supplies, the cancer-causing bovine leukemia virus mentioned above, that can be found in cow’s milk and meat was found to affect almost 100% of all the dairy farms, small and larger.
The problem is taken care of by the pasteurization process but the virus can be contracted even from consumption of rare or medium rare beef.
The researchers examined breast tissue samples from women with breast cancer and found the presence of bovine leukemia virus DNA in breast cancer tissue thus establishing a strong association between the two with the likelihood that as many as 37 percents of breast cancer cases may be attributable to the bovine leukemia virus.
If that is true, this means that over a third of the 80,000 cases a year of breast cancers may have been caused just by eating undercooked beef.
H.pylori (Helicobacter pylori) is a bacteria that causes inflammation ulcers and stomach cancer. In third-world countries, the rate of cancer from H.pylori is high because of poor sanitation and hygiene practices.
In the western world, H-pylori promotes cancer by converting nitrites from cured meats into cancer-causing compounds in the gut.
IMPACT OF DIET ON HEALTH
Population studies of many parts of the world like the rural Africa, China, India the Middle East Southeast Asia and South America where people are eating plant-based diets, all show much lower rates of Western diseases. They have much lower rates (half or one third, even one fifth or more) of cancer than Western nations like Europe, the USA, Canada, and Australia.
People of these countries don’t have a genetic advantage over us, what they
have is just a diet and lifestyle advantage.They’re living with less stress, eating foods that are protective, not doing as many things that are harmful to the body and instead of doing things that are beneficial to it.
The rural Africans, for instance, mainly eat a starch-based diet, with g
rains and fruit -when it is in season only, rice, potatoes, beans, peas, lentils, root vegetables, green leafy vegetables like collard greens, cabbage, mustard greens, etc. and very little meat and dairy, a diet which is protective against colon cancer, heart disease, and many other diseases.
And certainly, they are not eating large quantities of white sugar, white flour, table salt and oils and anything that is packaged or boxed, nor fast food or processed food.
Now, you know how much different our diet is, based mostly on large amounts of meat, genetically modified food like GMO corn soy and canola, which are the three biggest GMO crops (90% of the corn soy and canola is grown in the US), processed food with all its artificial additives, preservatives, colors, flavors, taste enhancers, texture enhancers and all the other junk they put in it.
GMO crops are genetically modified to be resistant to weed killers like the infamous
Roundup of the Monsanto company. whose main ingredient is glyphosate a chemical classified as a probable carcinogen confirmed by a major review of more than 40 scientific studies to double a farmer’s risk of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) by disrupting normal white blood cell function and wrecking the immune system.
Unfortunately, because glyphosate can’t be washed off GMO crops that are sprayed with it, as it is absorbed by the produce, everyone ends up eating it.
And many experts believe that because farmers also spray glyphosate on non-GMO crops, like flax, rye, buckwheat, wheat, millet, peas, lentils, corn, barley oats, beans, potatoes and everything else, before harvesting in order to speed up the drying process of the crops, the widespread use of glyphosate on grains to be the culprit behind the high rates of Celiac gluten intolerance autoimmune disease (CD) and many other digestive and physiological disorders.
So we have to get back to a simple diet of whole foods from nature, from the earth and you don’t have to become a vegan or a vegetarian, just start making good intelligent choices.
If you want to live a long healthy chronic disease free life then you study and implement the habits of those populations of that are living long healthy disease-free lives.
WHERE PEOPLE LIVE LONGER AND MORE DISEASE-FREE
The Blue Zones National Geographic project was born out of National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner’s eight-year examination of communities across the globe where people were happily living the longest. He took a team around the world to study specific regions with exceptionally long-living people to learn the secrets to long life.
They identified multiple regions called blue zones which have the highest percentages of people living past 100. These blue zones include Sardinia Italy, Okinawa Japan, Nicoya Costa Rica, the Greek island of Crete, and surprisingly even one zone in the States, Loma Linda in California which is to Seventh-day Adventist what Salt Lake City is to the Mormons.
About eight percent of Adventists are vegetarian and half are vegan and the followers of this sect in Loma Linda have a much longer lifespan than the average American, for the men seven years longer than the average Californian man and have much lower rates of many Western diseases all because of their healthy diet and lifestyle.
Another example is represented by the 2005 China Study. A book by T. Colin Campbell and Jacob Shurman and the largest population study of its kind that collected data on every province of China and showed that rural China had much lower rates of chronic illnesses such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and bowel cancer than the US and they eat a predominantly plant-based diet of rice, vegetables, and fruit and very little animal products.
All these studies confirm one thing, one simple truth: our diet and lifestyle choices can promote health or disease, you can choose what you want.
And hopefully, by now you too are starting to understand that what you put in your mouth can cause you sickness or promote your health, that nutrition is the foundation of Health.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
So before you take lots of supplements or do a bunch of weird therapies that may or may not help you, you have to change your diet, change what we put in our mouth first.
A high-starch high-fiber diet is easily digested and it moves through your body quickly while meat dairy and white flour are slow movers and cause constipation even if you poop every day you still may have a long transit time because what you’re pooping today may be what you ate days ago.
Check your transit time, which should be max 30 hours, with the beat test to find out how quickly food is moving through your body: eat a serving of red beats at one meal and check when your poop will appear to be red colored.
To eliminate constipation you don’t need to take a fiber supplement, you just have to switch to a Whole Foods plant-based diet with lots of fruits and vegetables which are naturally high in fiber and starch just eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day.
A fast transit time is very important to keep you healthy.
The liver is one of the body’s main detoxification organs, it dumps metabolic wastes into your digestive tract.When you eat food whatever’s not digested, like insoluble fiber, it moves through your digestive tract and it absorbs the liver bile that carries it out the back door.
Now, a high–fiber high-starch diet does a really good job of absorbing those toxins that are secreted by your liver and carries them out quickly.
If you get a diet that’s high in meat and dairy it moves through very slowly and the meat and dairy and whatever else you ate mixes with the liver bile and putrefy thus creating toxic byproducts some of which are called fecal mutagens.
These toxic byproducts irritate and inflame the lining of your digestive tract especially your colon and cause irritation and precancerous inflammation and some of these toxins are reabsorbed into your bloodstream so you end up in a vicious cycle of autointoxication: your body is constantly reabsorbing some of the toxins that it’s trying to eliminate because your bowels are moving too slow.
On the other side, the abundance of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables is the first benefit of a plant-based diet.
The second benefit is the fiber and starch that moving through your body quickly helps eliminate toxic metabolic wastes before it can cause inflammation and get reabsorbed into your bloodstream.
OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY
As you have seen, the principles of a healthy diet are simple: eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, both raw and cooked, reduce animal products and eliminate all processed food.
Having too much food and consuming a high number of calories is another problem but you cant have too much food or consume a too high number of calories if you eat fruit and vegetables.
Besides, consumption of both has to be adequate to compensate for your level of physical activity.
One reason why 2/3 of Americans are now overweight and 1/3 of are now obese is because they eat roughly up to 4000 calories a day and that’s too much.
BODYFAT. OBESITY IS A CANCER CAUSE.
Our bodies need the energy to function and we eat food primarily to give our bodies that energy, and your body has a precise requirement of calories per day depending on your activity level.
The more food you consume the more energy, calories, you give to your body therefore if you give your body more calories than it needs it will store that energy for later as fat which is a good thing in periods of food scarcity as many years ago in a more rural society things happened: people put on some weight in periods of abundance than that extra body fat would be burned off when food was scarce. The extra fat accumulated in good times would keep them alive in bad times.
Because in our society we don’t have food scarcity, indeed we have an unlimited food supply and we’re overeating year-round, most of us are gaining a few pounds of weight every year and year after year and this causes a snowball effect: the heavier you get the quicker you gain even more weight.
This his is why so many people are overweight and obese. Obesity is the second leading cause of cancer preceded only by cigarette smoking being the number, the leading cause of cancer.
By the way, here we have to say that smoking doesn’t just cause lung cancer. In fact, many cancers are related to cigarette smoking because when you smoke the carcinogenic compounds of cigarette go from your lungs into your bloodstream and circulate throughout your entire body so, even a colon cancer can be caused by cigarettes.
Carrying extra body fat poses a big hazard to your system because it produces excess hormones which promote inflammation -the starting point of every disease, and fuels cancer growth.
A person who carries extra body fat also submits his body to such an overworking that weakens it and then leads to the breakdown of the functions of the various systems causing chronic diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease etc., an environment that’s favorable to cancer growth.
Carbohydrate intake is also a point that has to be carefully watched.
Most of the carbohydrates people were consuming at the beginning of the past century were from whole foods like grains beans and potatoes and they still weren’t getting the recommended quantity of fiber.
To make things worse, today 90% of the carbohydrates we eat are from processed refines foods, white flour, corn syrup chips, white sugar, fries and sugary drinks and as a result, the recommended fiber consumption has come further down.
Rural Africans, for instance, are getting about three times as much fiber as we did a hundred years ago, they’re getting about 75 grams or more per day.
We’re also eating about 20% more animal protein and 60% more fat t(primarily from oils) than people were consuming at the beginning of the past century.
Polyunsaturated fat (which is found in corn, soybean and sunflower oil) consumption is up 30 percent and monounsaturated fats are up 10% (olive oil peanut safflower and sesame oils) and about 20 percent more saturated fat comes mainly from butter and lard in animal foods.
If we add about ten percent more cholesterol we take in, the total all overall fat consumption is up 60 percent just from excessive amounts of fat in animal foods.
ABOUT ORGANIC FOODS
You need to eat organic food because the conventionally produced food is laced with pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Just like Roundup those chemicals are all toxic and will poisoning you a little bit every day.
Buy products with the USDA Organic certification which means that farmers did not use toxic chemicals to grow the food and that the food is not genetically modified.
Certainly, organic fruits and vegetables cost more money but it’s worth to make whatever sacrifices you need to make to afford it but remember that one of the most important things you can spend your money on is your food because that’s an investment in your health, one of the best investments you can make.
It’s certainly much cheaper than getting sick.
What sense does it make to save buying cheaper poisoned food instead of organic when it will cause you to pay for a hospital bill.
ABOUT THE DANGERS IN WATER
Though the water in our cities has been treated to kill harmful bacteria and parasites, it is still toxic, in fact, almost all the cities in America supply drinking water added with chlorine and fluoride two chemicals that have bee proved to promote cancer in the body.
The chlorine that is put in is sodium hypochlorite, a bleach added to kill bacteria which would be a good thing but the problem is that you have to filter your drinking water.
Fluoride is being added to drinking water as a public health effort since when producers of fluoride (a toxic byproduct of industrial aluminum manufacturing) and of the phosphate fertilizer industry convinced the USA government that people would have healthier teeth if they added fluoride.
But fluoride is completely unnecessary and does not make your teeth healthier, you can have healthy teeth from a healthy diet because you will get from it all the fluoride your body needs.
Unfortunately that’s not all the bad that’s in water, in fact, all kinds of pollution from industrial waste runoff, pesticide and fertilizer runoff from commercial agriculture and from the large-scale chicken beef and pork farms where they’re pumping these animals full of antibiotics, and then the animal waste runs off into the water supply can be found in water.
And what about the lead and rust components from the old water pipes that may be bringing water to your house with hundreds of potential contaminants.
It is highly recommendable that you invest in a really good filtration system and reverse osmosis and distillers are the best systems to remove pretty much everything
A Berkey water purifier can remove up to 99.9% of hundreds of contaminants. It has a fluoride attachment that removes 95% of fluoride and arsenic (another cancer-causing chemical) plus the Berkey portable doesn’t require any water pressure or electricity and the two main filters will purify six thousand gallons of water which means if you consume 10 gallons of water per week it will last you about eleven years.
LIFESTYLE CONTRIBUTION TO CANCER GROWTH
Our lifestyle is much different from that of the healthiest longest living cultures around the world.
We are sedentary for the most part of the day and if you sit for eight hours a day or more you are prone to health problems when you don’t move you promote disease.
Activity promotes health because when move you’re increasing circulation and burning calories.
Take or create any chance that you can to move more, walk every day for at least 1.5 hours. If you have to sit because of our work just get up every 30 min and walk for a few minutes.
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
Alcohol and illegal drug abuse are health destroyers but also prescription drugs like blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs and drugs from mood disorders can kill and cause cancer and have significant long-term side effects, at least, for your organs, most liver, kidneys, and heart.
Even in the drug commercials (Big Pharma is one of the biggest advertisers on TV), it’s common to read or hear the disclosure that this or that drug (birth control drugs, fertility drugs, psychiatric drugs, digestive disorder drugs, and hormone replacement therapy) may cause death and certain types of cancer.
And your odds of getting sick by drugs are even higher when you’re taking multiple drugs because of their synergistic toxicity.
There are over 100 prescription drugs that inhibit the production of melatonin one of the most powerful anti-cancer hormones, a key component of cancer prevention and healing which is produced in your body.
Melatonin stops cancer growth but it’s only produced at night when you sleep, that’s why it’s common for people who take prescription drugs to suffer from insomnia.
WARNING: If you decide to get off prescription drugs be careful not to quit suddenly and at once because it could even be life-threatening depending on the drug and your medical condition.
if that’s your situation share your intention with your doctor to help you reduce your doses now and get off the drug over time as your health improves.
You might feel lousy for a week or more at the beginning but once your body fully detoxifies and adapts to functioning without drugs you will feel good again.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ANOTHER CAUSE OF CANCER
There are over 80,000 manmade chemicals in our environment and thousands of new chemicals are approved every year by the government and many of these chemicals do not have adequate safety testing, some of them are known carcinogens many of them are industrial and agricultural chemicals and some are pharmaceutical drugs.
Then in our environment, we have toxic pollutants like air pollution from automobile and industrial exhaust.
Though America is the greatest polluter in the world due to his larger industrial production, oddly the top 1,000 most polluted cities on earth are in Saudi Arabia, China, and Russia.
Because of this situation, it’s important that you take time to look at your general environment (outdoor and home).
Assess if you are living or working in a polluted urban area.
If you work in a factory or if you live around industrial chemical plants then you are likely to daily breathe paints and varnishes solvents, smoke, and fumes. If your work or live in an environment with emissions of gas, with oil lubricants, antifreeze, engine, exhaust, fumes from bleaches, printer ink from a print shop or a copy place, dry-cleaning chemicals, those are all potential cancer causes.
But if you live in the country do not take it for granted that it is a totally healthy place to live: if you’re surrounded by conventional farmland then you’re exposed to the effects of toxic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers.
Inside your house. Control the inside of your house for chemicals and replace any cleaning products, laundry detergent, dish soaps in your home with natural non-toxic ones.
Also check your house for toxic molds and radon gas emissions that can make you very sick and vulnerable to lung cancer especially from the radon (the second leading cause of lung cancer besides smoking, causing about 10% of lung cancer deaths in non-smokers)
There are inexpensive mold and radon test kits you can buy them on Amazon and at many local hardware stores.
WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN HAS AN IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH TOO.
Do not forget the body care products which, perhaps you have used every day for decades, like skin lotions, potions creams, dyes, hairspray nail polish makeup, conditioners, moisturizers, perfumes, deodorants, toners, hair colouring, shampoos, and all of the chemicals in beauty products, that your body can and will be absorbing into your bloodstream, because all that could be very hazardous to your health too.
The ingredients in personal care products are largely unregulated and can contain known cancer causes like formaldehyde and endocrine disrupting chemicals like phthalates and parabens. Incense candles and air fresheners may smell nice but they also put out toxic smoke and chemical fumes so get rid of them, it’s is a much safer alternative diffusing essential oils.
Look well around and find if you are exposed to any toxic chemicals in every place where you spend part of your time.
Check the safety of your house cleaning and body-care products on the database of the Environmental Working Group website (ewg.org) that lists thousands of products.
If you have cancer or if you want to prevent it you need to reduce your toxic load as much as possible because every little bit can contribute to help as well as to kill you.
Remember again, cancer is caused by the convergence of multiple health destroying factors in your life and in your body. Of all the pollutants coming into your body every day the more you can eliminate the better,
The harder your body has to work at detoxification the less energy and capacity it has to prevent or heal cancer.
Remember also that 70 to 95 percent of cancers are caused by diet, lifestyle and environmental factors.
You can always change a bad situation making changes step-by-step. You have time, do it without stressing yourself, by:
- exercising every day
- switching to an organic diet
- getting rid of all the toxic stuff in your home
- getting off prescription drugs
- quitting a dangerous job
- moving to a healthier environment
Take it easy, you have time.
This is a gradual process whose goal is continual improvement made of small changes that will add up to a big change over time.
Start making a to-do list and get after it.
The next two posts will be about the anti-cancer diet, what you can eat every day to help your body heal cancer along with the nutritional science that supports it all.
A simple but powerful proven dietary protocol featuring the most potent anti-cancer fruits veggies herbs and spices.
Until next time.