Cancer Prevention Measures
The measures you will find on this site may help you to build your strength to finish the treatment while helping to minimize side effects.
If you are working with an alternative medical doctor, you will want to learn the measures you can take for yourself to complement the treatments you receive from your alternative physician. The cancer self-treatment and prevention measures on this web site are intended to complement and supplement the care you receive from your alternative physician.
Cancer And Oxygen
Cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. To understand why some tissues in the body are deficient in oxygen and therefore prone to cancer, it is helpful to understand the nature of acidity and alkalinity in the body. Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water (H2O) decomposes into H+ and OH-. When a solution contains more H+ than OH- then it is said to be acidic. When it contains more OH- than H+ then it is said to be alkaline.
When oxygen enters an acid solution it can combine with H+ ions to form water. Oxygen helps to neutralize the acid, while at the same time the acid prevents oxygen from reaching the tissues that need it. Acidic tissues are devoid of free oxygen.
An alkaline solution is just the reverse. Two hydroxyl ions (OH-) can combine to produce one water molecule and one oxygen atom. In other words, an alkaline solution can provide oxygen to the tissues.
The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4.
Body PH is a very important topic and is discussed in detail here.
Dr. Szent-Gyorgy won the nobel prize in 1937 for discovering that essential fatty acids combined with sulphur-rich proteins (such as those found in diary products) increases oxygenation of the body. Dr. Budwig applied this discovery in clinical trials by feeding cancer patients a mixture of 3-6 Tbsps. flaxseed oil and 4 oz. (1/2 cup) low-fat cottage cheese daily. The mixture is most effective if the flaxseed oil and low-fat cottage are thoroughly mixed or blended. You can add pineapple or other fruit to improve the taste. After about three months improvements could be seen in the blood of the cancer patients, and the malignant tumors began to shrink. More about the role of oxygen in fighting cancer can be found here.
Cancel Cells Cannot Thrive In An Alkaline Environment
At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. This phenomenon has given rise to a variety of treatments based on increasing the alkalinity of the tissues, treatments such as vegetarian diet, the drinking of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, and dietary supplementation with alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, cesium and rubidium.
When taking calcium supplements you should know that calcium in the form of calcium citrate, calcium malate, calcium ascorbate and calcium orotate is more easily absorbed than calcium carbonate.
Let's talk about free-radicals for a minute. (There is more about the effect of toxic metals on free radical damage here.) A free radical is an ion that has a positive electrical charge. An electron has a negative electrical charge. Due to its positive charge, the free radical attracts electrons from other molecules, thereby damaging them.
Sources of free radicals include farm chemicals (fertilizers and pesticides), many prescription drugs, processed foods, cigarette smoke, environmental pollution, alcohol, electromagnetic radiation, and stress. Many of those sources of free radicals are under your control, because they result from lifestyle choices which in many cases you have control over.
Free radicals can damage any part of the cell, including the DNA. Free radical damage to the DNA is thought to be one of the causes of cancer. In the absence of oxygen, the DNA self-repair mechanism does not function, so it is no surprise that the DNA of cancerous tissue shows extensive free radical damage. More about free radicals here.
Enzymes to Dissolve Cancers
Dissolving cancerous tissue requires enzymes. Dietary supplements containing the ten or more pancreatic enzymes are helpful, with the most important enzymes being trypsin and chymotrypsin. These enzymes dissolve the protein coat of the cancer cell making it vulnerable to the attack of white blood cells. Diets which are high in protein and refined foods such as white sugar and white flour deplete pancreatic enzymes, and thus help to open the way for cancer because the pancreatic enzymes are not available to dissolve the protein coat of cancer cells which may be present in the body.
Pineapple and papaya are good sources of enzymes. You have the papaya melons as the source of the enzyme Papain and pineapple as a source of the enzyme Bromelain. The demasking effect of these enzymes against the pericellular layer of the malignant cell is something very concrete in the immunology of cancer. Once the enzymes have dissolved the protein coating of the cancer cells, the white blood cells are able to recognize them as foreign cells.
Dietary sources of all kinds of enzymes are useful. The consumption of at least 70% fresh foods vs. 30% cooked foods helps ensure a supply of enzymes for the body (cooking at temperatures above 120º F destroys enzymes in the food). Raw, fresh foods generally contain all the enzymes required for their own digestion, easing the burden on the digestive system.
Vitamin B17 to Fight Cancer
The Hunza people eat a lot of apricots and always crack open the kernel and eat the seed. The apricot seed contains Vitamin B17, also known as laetrile. Vitamin B17 is purported to be the anti-cancer vitamin. Some researchers have found that cancer and sickle cell anemia are caused by a deficiency of vitamin B17, just as scurvy is caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, pernicious anemia is due to a deficiency of vitamin B12 and folic acid, and pellagra is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B3. Vitamin B17 kills cancer cells without harming normal cells, making it nature's chemotherapy. If vitamin B17 was patentable cancer would not be the problem it is today.
First discovered in 1830, this vitamin has never been recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and therefore it is not in any of the popular vitamin tablets.
Foods rich in vitamin B17 include: Barley, bitter almonds (not the sweet almonds commonly available), native (bitter) cassava, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), grass (wheat grass and many other grasses), lentils, flaxseed, millet, and the seeds of various fruits (apple, apricot, blackthorn, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum). Most of these foods have been deleted from the modern diet. To prevent cancer, a maintenance dose of vitamin B17 can be provided by eating several bitter almonds or apricot seeds daily.
The difference between sweet almonds and bitter almonds is the vitamin B17 that the bitter almonds contain. If you are using the 500 mg tablets of vitamin B17, the beneficial effects will be magnified if you eat 5 - 7 sweet almonds along with the tablets because the enzymes in the almonds complement the vitamin.
However, vitamin B17 cannot function without sufficient zinc in the body. Also, better results are achieved if the vitamin B17 is taken together with other nutrients such as vitamin C, the other B vitamins, vitamin A, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Doctors prescribing vitamin B17 will generally use it as part of a total nutritional program consisting of diet, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential fatty acids.
The full story of vitamin B17 is to be found in the book "World Without Cancer" by G. Edward Griffin, American Media, 1997. This popular book is in its 13th printing and I highly recommend it. Griffin also made a video tape entitled "World Without Cancer" summarizing the contents of the book. Alternative names for vitamin B17 are nitrilosides, amygdalin and laetrile. Regardless of what you have read in newspapers about laetrile, withhold your judgment until you have read the book and watched the video. Vitamin B17 is a standard part of alternative cancer therapy world-wide.
"It has long been known that the degree of lymphocytic infiltration, the number of aggressive lymphocytes congregating in and around a tumor (as can readily be seen on a microscope slide) bears a close relation to the outlook." - Dr. Ewan Cameron and Dr. Linus Pauling.
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In addition to being helped by vitamin C, all cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased G force during rebounding, and this cellular exercise results in the self-propelled immune cells being up to 5 times more active.
More about vitamin C here.
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