By Cat, Oct 2019 moved from on Natural Health and Healing Topics: A-C
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Notes on Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
3 Ways to Prevent Liver Damage and Liver Cancer
See also my Notes on Natural Health and Healing Topics, J – P under “Liver Detox.”
Here are the 3 ways (see more detail in the article); see the article for lots more about liver damage and cancer, and how to prevent it.
- Stop eating processed pork products
- Avoid Aspartame
- Detox regularly
Foods With Anticancer Properties
From Green Med Info: .greenmedinfo.com/blog/these-foods-have-natural-chemopreventive-properties1; see article for more details.
- Fruits: Citrus fruits have the biggest impact, but it’s best to mix it up. I eat apple, several types of berries (frozen if fresh not in season), tomato, orange and lemon (including peel) every day, and other fruits like plums, pears, apricots when in season.
- Cruciferous vegetables (see also Cancer Prevention: Broccoli and other Crucifers, below). This includes cauliflower, cabbage, kale, broccoli and Brussels sprout according to the GMI article; I also add turnips and rutabagas – especially the leaves.
- Turmeric: This spice provides the best benefits when combined with a quality fat such as coconut oil, ghee, or the fat from pasture-raised/finished meats. Liposomal turmeric supplements are also helpful. Adding freshly ground black pepper (for piperine) also boosts the good effects of turmeric.
- Coffee: it’s best to use freshly roasted and ground coffee beans to make your coffee. Serve it hot anytime, or chilled in the summer. According to the GMI article, its benefits against liver cancer are mounting. I have 1 – 2 cups coffee most days at lunchtime.
- Green tea: I used to drink this fairly often when I lived in Portland where there were several Asian restaurants. But since returning to Montana, is don’t drink it so often – I need to think about that!
Cancer Prevention: Broccoli and other Crucifers
From TTAC article: Cruciferous Vegetables Protect Against Cancer
“Every time you eat broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts, your body converts a key nutrient found in these tasty foods into another one that science has been aggressively researching for its anti-cancer potential.
This converted nutrient, known as 3,3′-Diindolylmethane, or DIM, has shown incredible promise in the fight against cancer, demonstrating powerful chemo-protective action that may help in the prevention, suppression, and even reversal of cancer.”
It goes on to detail how DIM destroys tumors
From Green Med Info articles: How to Get More Cancer Protection From Broccoli, written by their research group, and Top 10 Reasons to Eat Your Cruciferous Veggies. See the article for more detail. See also: Top 10 Reasons to Eat your Cruciferous Veggies.
- It takes only “3 – 5 servings per week of [cruciferous veggies] to obtain cancer-prevention benefits;”
- They have “been shown to kill the stem cells that make cancer immortal;”
- All crucifers contain an anti-cancer compound called sulfurophane; sprouting their seeds produces even more of this important substance.
- They contain a live [active] enzyme called myrosinase that is needed to produce sulfurophane. Unfortunately, myrosinase is inactivated if the crucifer is cooked too long. It is set if steamed or braised only 2 – 4 minutes. Don’t overcook! Or eat raw broccoli sprouts. If you eat powdered versions of these veggies, make sure they have been processed and dried in a way to contain the active enzyme.
In the same newsletter from Green Med Info is another broccoli article, on sulfurophane’s ability to stimulate brain regeneration: greenmedinfo.com/blog/broccoli-can-stimulate-brain-regeneration-new-research-suggests.
Cancer-killing plant family:
Wormwood and mugwort are 2 members of the large Artemisia family, and both are known to be effective cancer-killers, according to article by Lee Euler, based on research: Common Garden Plant Doubles as Cancer Killer. I suspect all members of the artemesia family probably have anti-cancer action, because all produce artemisinin. His references:
- Lai, H. and Singh, N.P. Selective toxicity of dihydroartemisinin and holotransferrin toward human breast cancer cells. Life Sciences, 70:49-56,2001
- Harrill, R. 2001, Nov. 26. Ancient Chinese folk remedy may hold key to non-toxic cancer treatment. University of Washington. Retrieved June 8, 2010 from http://www.artemisin.org/research.html.
- Lai, H. and Singh, N.P. Selective cancer cell cytoxicity from exposure in dihydroartemisinin and holotransferrin, Cancer Letters, 91:41-46, 1995
- Singh, N.P. and Verma, K.B. Case report of a laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with artesunate. Archive of Oncology 2002;10(4):279-80. Retrieved June 8, 2010 from thedcasite.com/Library/Artemisinin/
Called “clarion-55” in an article by Dr. Allen Spreen, but I don’t know what that is, so I’m searching the web. Lee Euler talks about:
- “Iodoral” which is a combination of iodine (the element) and iodide (the salt form as potassium iodide) in just the right amount to kill cancer cells; he recommends 12.5 mg dose for a short period of time – when you are diagnosed (not something to take daily for the long term); and
- “Lugols”, a mix of iodine (element) and potassium iodide (salt), but doesn’t give the dosage. 1 drop of 10% solution provides 5 mg iodine and 7.5 mg iodide for total of 12.5 mg dose per lugols chart. My bottle of Lugols doesn’t indicate the percentage; I need to call Evergreen Pharmacy. See Amazon for several bottle sizes of Iodoral in the 12.5 mg dose; for example, ASIN B079V2PWFS.
See also Heal Yourself at Home article about cancer treatment with iodine
This section also includes some info about diagnosis and prevention.
Cancer of the Breast: What to do after diagnosis
From Mercola article: articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/10/31/holistic-tumor-treatment.aspx
He strongly suggests seeing a holistic cancer practitioner upon diagnosis, to walk you through your options – both holistic and traditional medicine. The time to use holistic treatment is BEFORE chemo and radiation, if you want to have positive results from the holistic treatment. Why? Because chemo and radiation do too much damage that cannot be un-done by any treatment (holistic or oncology).
“Foundational basics of many holistic cancer treatment plans include nutritional ketosis, intermittent fasting and vitamin D optimization. Other helpful adjuncts include hyperbaric oxygen, cryotherapy, exercise, detoxification and avoiding toxic exposures of all kinds.” He discusses the following holistic options in the article:
- addressing emotions
- nutritional basics, including nutritional ketosis
- hyperbaric oxygen therapy and cryotherapy
- vitamin D optimization
- sauna (detox)
- minimize exposure to EMFs
- minimize exposure to environmental toxins
- 8-hours of high-quality sleep
- avoid frying and charbroiling (to avoid acrylamide, a known carcinogen)
- avoid all processed foods (to avoid toxic additives and treatments)
Personally, I would see a holistic practitioner after ANY cancer diagnosis, not just breast cancer. And I would also do a cleansing of my blood with Hoxey tincture from Swan Valley Herbs, and veggie juice fasts from Wellness Education Center.
Cancer Treatment: Things to Consider
This list is from an email by Steve of healthygut.com (in Bozeman MT), concerning breast cancer, but most of it applies to any type of cancer. He prefaced this with a disclaimer: “this isn’t medical advice, and I’m not a Doctor. This is what I’d personally be trying if I was facing Cancer and the same statistics I mentioned above.” [I’ve added my notes in brackets and indented.]
- I’d follow a Keto Diet or at least a very low carbohydrate, all organic, real food diet
- [I agree]
- If body weight and ability allows, I would do a 3-10 day water fast once a month (or before treatments)
- [Because of my hypoglycemia, I can’t do a water fast, but I would do a 5 – 7 day veggie juice fast (from Wellness Education Center in Kalispell MT).]
- I’d likely go forward with the recommended radiation (depending on location and situation)
- [I would NOT do this – radiation causes cancer, and I’ve had too much accumulative radiation in my life-span.]
- I personally wouldn’t do any type of chemotherapy.
- [I agree]
- In many of +/- combos of breast cancer, estrogen blocking drugs are usually given. This is a highly debatable treatment. The science on these drugs are terrible and the side effects of shutting off all estrogen in a woman’s body is gnarly. Please do your own research on this. Read the book “Estrogen Matters.” It’s a highly individual decision, but there’s a case to be made to go on something like “The Wiley Protocol” using higher estrogen… or simply not doing the estrogen drugs to begin with.
- [I would do my research and consult my naturopath before messing with estrogen.]
- I would get high dose Vitamin C IV treatments.
- [I agree]
- I would take Curumin daily in the amount of 1500mg-3000mg
- [I agree, but not sure I could take that much without developing a food sensitivity]
- I would take Bromelain daily in the amount of 500-1000mg.
- [I’d have to look into this]
- I would take Modified Citrus Pectin daily in the amount of 20 grams.
- [I agree, but not sure I could take that much without developing a food sensitivity]
- I would undergo 3-8 guided therapy sessions with MDMA or Psilocybin or Ketamine
- [not sure about this-I’d need to do research on this.]
- I would do Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments daily (if possible)
- [I agree, if available in my community]
- If overweight or insulin resistant, I would take Metformin
- [I do have insulin resistance but will not take Metformin; I’d seek advice from my naturopath.]
- I would take Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) before bed
- [I agree]
- I would start start AcetoCare right away. These basic studies abroad show amazing results.
- [I would consider this – I’m not familiar with it.]
Cancer: 20 Questions to Ask your Oncologist
From Chris Wark (squareone.chrisbeatcancer.com/twenty-questions); includes 3-min video. The questions are in groups: Diagnosis, Treatment, Curative, Palliative, Diet, Testing, References, Money, and Final Questions. See also:
- pdf that includes the questions (I lost the link);
- transcript to a 1-hour audio on the topic.: 20-questions-for-your-oncologist.pdf and the audio mp3: 20_Questions_For_your_Oncologist.mp3
Cancer Treatment and Prevention of Metastasis with Baking Soda
See Mercola article: articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/10/23/tumor-fungus-baking-soda.aspx. The following are his notes from the beginning of the article (bold text is my addition; also text in brackets):
- Research shows fungi can migrate from your gut to your pancreas, where it can contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer. In mouse and human models, pancreatic tumors contain 3,000 times more fungi than normal pancreatic tissue
- Pancreatic tumors had far greater amounts of a common fungal genus called Malassezia. Using an antifungal drug was found to be protective, slowing down the progression of the tumor
- The fungi trapped in the pancreas appears to drive tumor growth by activating MBL (mannose-binding lectin), a liver protein that triggers an immune mechanism involved in fighting infections
- Solid tumors excrete acid and the spread of cancer cells is stimulated by acidic conditions in the surrounding tissues. Acid is a byproduct of glucose metabolism, which ties in with research showing cancer feeds on and is accelerated by a diet high in sugar
- Previous research suggests baking soda can be helpful for inhibiting cancer metastasis [by neutralizing acidity]. It also appears to improve the effectiveness of other cancer treatments.
His article (new the end) also includes a list of links e to other Mercola articles on cancer prevention by use of nutritional ketosis.
Cancer: Its True Cause and Treatment (hidden since WWII) – The Warburg Method
From Dr Richard Gerhauser; a sales pitch for the book, The Secrets of Underground Medicine by Brad Lemley, which includes a section on the Warburg Method. See video or transcript . [I saved transcript as a pdf: TrueCauseCancer-DrWarburg.pdf]. However, while the video offers the book for free, along with 2 other gifts, you have to pay $74 for a 1-year subscription to Natural Health Response daily email newsletters). You can buy the book on Amazon for $195 (ASIN B073RNTTBY).
Dr Warberg, one of Hitler’s doctors, discovered the cause and the treatment. All cancer starts with mitochondrial dysfunction – they burn only sugar, which leads to cancer. When the body tells such cells to self-destruct, they cannot do that because self-destruction requires properly functioning mitochondria. A deadly circle. The cure involves cutting off the fuel supply (sugar) to the cancer cells. No pharmaceuticals are needed to do this. The cure is not disclosed in the video.
Video also discusses simple cures for:
- Type-2 diabetes, with a simple “eating trick;”
- Arthritic joint pain (also included in the book): CLG9 that regrows the healthy cartilage that cushions your joints, so the pain goes away.
- and more.
Cannabis and Cancer:
(from Mercola). “CBD and THC together appears more effective against cancer than either of them in isolation. The sequence of administration also matters; when administered after chemotherapy, it induced greater apoptosis (cell death) than when administered prior to chemo.” https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/05/16/can-cannabis-fight-tumors.aspx