The currently recognized cancer treatment –chemotherapy/radiation-- often comes into question by those who are personally affected or by those who have loved ones affected by the disease. The mere association of the cancer label conjures up images of horror, fear and desperation in pursuit of the avenue of treatment - will those affected go against the acceptable drug approach with known risks and prolonged side effects or turn from the traditional treatment to entertain a natural approach?
Cancer thrives in an anaerobic environment due to fermentation and oxygen deprivation, creating an acidic environment within the blood supplying capillaries. This toxic cocktail is then transported into our filter organs and the entire lymphatic system. The cancer cells become enveloped in an oxygen-deprived death grip and their growth becomes rapid and quickly transforms into malignancy. Most cancer patients have high acidy and low ph levels; treatment must include a high alkalinity diet and vital nutrients to offset this imbalance, in an effort to create greater oxygenation within the infected cells.
Tamoxifen is now the recognized form of drug treatment especially for women recovering from breast cancer. Revenues from tamoxifen make it a financial winner as it is used by more women with breast cancer than any other drug. Tamoxifen is an estrogen blocker, but estrogen, when in balance by nature, is a woman’s best friend. Chemically blocking estrogen damages healthy cells and prevents cell structures from communicating; it therefore can actually cause cancer cells to grow by sending false signals to the weakened cell structures!
Despite tamoxifen's supposed ability to reduce recurrence of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, major studies have shown that tamoxifen only marginally reduces mortality rates. The majority of women who take tamoxifen live no longer than women who refuse it. It is with great alarm that researchers are finding that some breast cancers actually learn how to use tamoxifen to stimulate their growth. Ironically, recommendations to take the dangerous drug for at least five years, can cause serious health issues including blood clots, cataracts, cancer and stroke
As a replacement for tamoxifen, Dr. Dahl from Life-Choice states in The Agora that the nutrient DIM or Indole 3-Carbinol (I3C). In fact, the famed M.D. Anderson Cancer Clinic and Hospital now use this product as a chemotherapeutic treatment for breast and other forms of cancer. Great news for patients – not so good for Tamoxifen profits!
I3C appears to act in five ways:
- By partially blocking estrogen receptor sites on cell membranes.
- By returning alpha and beta receptor site expression to normal levels
- By converting highly active estrogen forms to much safer compounds
- By blocking other cancer enhancing receptor sites
- By directly killing cancer cells.
I3C not only weakens estrogen and keeps chemicals out of cells, it also goes after cancer in ways similar to tamoxifen. It, like tamoxifen, interrupts the cell cycle. In studies from the University of California at Berkeley 1997, I3C inhibited the growth of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells by 90% compared to tamoxifen’s 60% by stopping the cell cycle. And In 1997, researchers at Strang Cancer Research Laboratory at Rockefeller University discovered that when I3C changes “strong” estrogen to “weak,” it stops human cancer cells from growing (54-61%) and provokes the cells to self-destruct (apoptosis).
Substitute for Synthroid with Raw Thyroid Gland. Natural thyroid has both T-3 and T-4 hormones: Synthroid, on the other hand, has only T4 and needs to convert T-4 to T-3. In general, people whose thyroids are suppressed due to stress cannot respond to synthetic thyroxine, which only has the T-4 hormone.
Since it is now known that reducing caloric intake reduces estrogen levels, recent studies find 46 per cent less breast cancer among women consuming more fruit and vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts. Eating organic foods, which eliminates carcinogenic pesticides, is essential.
Lifestyle factors also play a significant role. Women who exercised at least four hours a week were found to have a 37 per cent reduction in risk of breast cancer compared with sedentary women. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute examined data on over 32,000 women and found that physical activity acts through underlying biological mechanisms that are independent of body weight control to protect women from breast cancer.
In addition to the above, eat a diet rich in alkaline foods; Asparagus, Onions, Vegetable Juices, Parsley, Raw Spinach, Broccoli, Garlic, Barley, Okra, Squash, Green Beans, Beets, Celery, Lettuce, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Lemons, Watermelon, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Papayas, Dates, Figs, Melons, Grapes, Kiwi, Berries, Apples, Pears, Raisins, Almonds, Flax Seed Oil, Ex Virgin Olive Oil, Grapeseed oil, Stevia, Maple Syrup, Rice Syrup.
Be sure you find a Naturopathic Doctor in your area who can supervise your progress, to ensure your results.