Becoming Cancer FREE

The Cancer Cascade: Some people say its the weakening of the immune system or it comes from the central nervous system is the reason some people get cancer. While having others say,  But Ken  I never catch a cold  and I have cancer and my mother she’s a nervous wreck and a worry wart and she doesn’t have cancer. While other say cancer derives from chronic inflammation.

So lets take a look at that third proposal: Scientists have discovered that internal chronic inflammation prevents the body from optim…ally metabolizing iron — a key nutrient that plays a critical role in the production of thyroid hormones. When the body has the iron is needs it stores any excess for future use.

Chronic inflammation hinders this process — which then keeps hepcidin levels elevated. Trapping iron in cells so the body can’t metabolize it.  When hepcidin levels are elevated, the body decreases its absorption of iron from food.  Therefore,  a thyroid starved of iron becomes sluggish and metabolism slows to a creeping weight gain.

Thereby, when people are over weight… inflammatory markers and hepcidin levels can increase 8 fold. Since iron is needed to produce hemoglobin. A protein that helps deliver oxygen throughout the body… this imbalance ….can manifest itself as a general malaise. Patients with low iron and hypothyroidism sometimes can’t manage to make lifestyle changes.

The logical first step to this turn around must be to start an iron repletion and anti – inflammatory diet. When one does this they feel more energized within a week or two. When you become accustomed to running around with oxygen depletion to your brain   and organs you often notice a difference rapidly.

Food pairings are best to rev up metabolism: enjoying iron rich fare with a source of vitamin C doubles iron metabolism. While also dialing down inflammation to swiftly revitalize the thyroid. Some examples would be: red pepper slices dipped in hummus,        or 3 tbs. of cashews or almonds and a handful of strawberries.

Some interesting comments from the Facebook GroupPage. I never get sick  but developed  cancer  and recently discovered parasites after doing a cleanse.. So I agree with you Anita.. I have had debilitating GI issues for over 10 years now and have had just about every test under the sun… Someone mentioned SIBO on here… I had never heard of it so I started researching.. I took a specimen in to my GI to send to parasitology and I’m getting tested for SIBO.  Not one doctor… all this time has ever or even suggested I be checked for parasites.. If surgeons discover parasites during surgery  why wouldn’t they say something to the patient?  I’ve got the creeps from this, however, I’m glad to be getting answers to my chronic gut issue I just hope there hasn’t been too much nerve damage… This topic seems to be a trend with cancer I believe that chronic inflammation is what lead to my decline in health and cancer.

I also agree on the detoxing the body first because of the blockages, you can take all the supplements you want but if there’s a blockage you’re just wasting your money. Great info!
My theory is cancer is a result of injury to the body resulting in a cascading effect as toxins, stress, et cetera change the way the body tries to recover from an injury; cancer begins as the accumulation of the catalysts change the cells from normal to out of control mutated mode. This gives reason to understand why there are types of cancer and why these cells will migrate as the proliferation increases. Addressing how to stop the proliferation, killing the injured cells and telling the body to repair itself is paramount in curing.  Yes! Parasites need to be addressed always! I think the way anyone should begin healing anything, is beginning with cleansing the colon, enemas, and/or colonics, and parasite elimination.
 “Cancer is a myth?” cancer doesnt exist..  In my understanding of how the body works.  The entire body works in unison and when we have any type  imbalance could that lead to cancer ?  I believe most “diseases” are a result of obstructions, usually from inflammation. Toxins, or acids lead to inflammation, which lead to obstructions. It’s the kidney’s job to filter the waste from the lymphatic system. If it isn’t filtering, then the lymph becomes clogged, then cancer could develop in the area. There really isn’t different cancers, like brain cancer, liver cancer, they are all the same thing, all acidic cells.

Achieving Alkalinity: Changing Your pH Balance.

The human must maintain its own perfect pH level in order for its systems to function properly, and this includes keeping these rogue cells from becoming metastatic disease, translating into cancerous tumors in multiple organs. Our ancestors didn’t eat in a way that upset this delicate balance in our bodies.

Anti-inflammatory diet, mostly fruit, cells in our body need fruit sugar to cleanse,           and regenerate….meditation, light exercise, deep breathing, eliminate all acidic foods, thoughts, emotions…situations.  Attitude plays a huge part!  People must believe they     will heal.  The mind  tells  the  body  what to do.  It seems people are wanting to take supplements, and all kinds of other things…so I didn’t think a more simple approach would be listened to this…

Adjusting your diet is perhaps the single most important home remedy to relieve the symptoms of acidity. Certain foods are known triggers for acid reflux and with others it may not bother other people.

Common food triggers include:
•citrus fruits and juices
•tomatoes, marinara sauce, and tomato juice
•fried or greasy foods
•fatty foods
•milk chocolate
•onions and garlic
•carbonated soft drinks and water
•caffeinated beverages (even decaf coffee)
•peppermint
•alcohol

Keep a food journal to record what you eat and when, and any accompanying GERD symptoms such as heartburn, difficult swallowing, chest pain, or sore throat. Your journal can help you pinpoint specific triggers and may be useful in determining appropriate mealtimes. Eating smaller meals throughout the day can curb symptoms. Large meals put excess pressure on your stomach, which can weaken your lower esophageal sphincter.

You can also treat acid reflux by adding certain foods to your diet. Antioxidant-rich fruits, such as blackberries, blueberries, and cherries may ease your symptoms. Foods containing vitamin B-6 may be beneficial as well. For example:
•almonds
•spinach
•kale
•beans
•whole grains

Intermittent Fasting, is healing, short term fasts, with an alkaline, mucus-free diet, which is mostly fruits, combined with salads, and some steamed veggies. two Great books are Rational Fasting, and also the Mucus-less Diet Healing System, both by Arnold Ehret. You could include ideas for healing meditations, seeing the cells at work, repairing themselves, and a body full of healing light.  Body rolling alsohelps to move stagnant lymph, there are videos on line, you could include a link in your blog…bouncing on a rebounder to move lymph, only 5 min a day is needed.. essential oils in a diffuser (Angel speaks of those in her testimonial)
I introduced you to Candice-Marie Fox, a woman who used the NORI Protocol to heal stage 4 thyroid cancer after surgery and radiation failed her.  In this interview you’ll meet Mark Simon, the man who helped her get well. Mark’s background is in neuroscience and biomedical engineering,  and  he  has  been studying nutritional science for the last three decades.  He is the founder of the Nutritional Oncology Research Institute,  developer of the NORI Protocol, a nutritional strategy centered built around starving cancer cells with    a methionine-restricted diet. Fun Fact: Cancer cells are dependent on the amino acid methionine to survive.
Can you guess which foods don’t contain methionine? Fruit! Also Many cancer patients I have  encounter are afraid to eat fruit because they heard that “sugar feeds cancer.”  This interview will provide you with clarity about that misunderstood idea, and details on this healing strategy (see the show notes).
This video is good, a lot about consciousness…   Have a Happy 4th of July Everybody :)


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The Science of Marijuana:

Issues when taking theOilby Jake Samuel:   I thought it was worthwhile to discuss and share thoughts on why some people have severe physical issues when they take “the oil.”  This is not talked about elsewhere because everyone seems to want to paint a lovely picture of using cannabis oil for healing and give the impression that it’s all about rainbows and lollipops.    The science of marijuana is not that.
This medicine is not just physically challenging at times, it’s also emotionally and, yes, spiritually challenging. Anyone who tries to sell you on the idea that it’s a “cake walk,”       has either never used the oil or had oil that was potent-less.  So, why is the oil giving you symptoms like vomiting, nausea, no appetite and runny stools?
Here’s a handful of possibilities I’ve come up with from real world examples:
1. You THINK you have FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) but you really don’t. Yep. Some oil makers lie. They’ll tell you whatever you want to hear and flat out lie to you, telling you they are making your oil with grain alcohol when they are really dowsing the bud/leaf in naphtha, ISO or nail polish remover. So, you think you’re getting FECO and you’re really getting something that hasn’t been purged correctly and that is water soluble which holds bacteria . Yep. That’ll make you sick. Guaranteed.
2. You have FECO but it was made from a strong Sativa strain or a bunch of Sativa strains. [Your oil should only be made with calming Indicas.] If you want to feel as if you’re heading to the moon and back on a roller coaster that the Devil is steering, take a 1/2 gram of a Sativa oil. Go on. You’ll be grasping the closest thing or person you can find and holding on for dear life.  As your tumor grows, becomes sore and hopefully dies!!
Sativa are great to smoke or vape. But using them in oil or edibles is not a great idea if you are the least bit sensitive to cannabis and the psychoactive punch it produces.
3. You took too high a dose from the start. There’s a reason why you need to start with “one rice grain size dose” and move up from there. Even if you are a seasoned cannabis user, this oil is a whole different ballgame. I know long time cannabis smokers who take a couple “drops” of the oil and become terrified from the intensity of the experience.
I realize that some patients need to take high doses more quickly because of their health conditions but it really does pay (even in those dire cases) to start SLOWLY and move up from there. It makes NO sense to shove a gram or more into someone who is already very sick and debilitated and make them vomit all day long. Who does that help?
The stress and trauma from this approach is like swinging a baseball bat at a flea trying to kill it. Start with that single rice grain dose or maybe two and see how that sets with the patient. If that’s no big deal, increase the dose accordingly.
4. You are smack dab in the middle of a “healing crisis” and need to pull back a bit. In the alternative medical world, we know all about “the healing crisis.” Not so much in the conventional medical world. They don’t seem to have any understanding of how the body detoxifies when it’s sick. They seem to forget that all those toxins have to go somewhere. They either are released via the skin, the bowel, the urine, or in extreme cases, vomiting. VOMITING IS NOT WHAT YOU ARE STRIVING FOR.
This is NOT about “purging yourself to better health.” But if you are really sick and toxic, then vomiting is probably going to happen. The more relief you can give your body at this time, the better. When you’re in a healing crisis, hold off on heavy red meat consumption (yes, GRASS FED red meat is fine in moderation when you are healing….don’t buy into all the bogus info on red meat) and get more raw juices with all those healing enzymes into you.
Lots of alkaline water is critical at this stage too, in order to release all that toxic waste from the body. Far infrared saunas or wet saunas are also highly recommended during this stage since that will pull more from the skin, therefore taking the “load” off the bowel.
5. You are taking a drug that is antagonist to the cannabis oil. Boy, is this something to be aware of! Being in the alternative medical world as I am, I forget that *most* people are taking an array of Big Pharma drugs. And I’m quickly learning that a lot of those drugs do NOT compete well with cannabis.
The drugs in question range from anti-anxiety drugs, bipolar meds, anti-psychotic meds, even drugs like Chantix (stop smoking drug) can be a really bad mix with cannabis oil. I hate to say this but my experience is proving out that if a patient is on any of these drugs, it’s best to use the cannabis oil in SMALL dose to wean the patient off the meds and THEN commence EVENTUALLY with the heavier program of 1/2 to full grams or more daily. These types of drugs do nothing to help one get better.
In fact, they usually halt the progress of the oil or subdue it greatly. Besides, cannabis CAN REPLACE most if not all anti-anxiety, depression meds. When you get into psychosis and “bi-polar” (which is still not clearly defined, BTW), it gets murkier. But a lot of these “mental” disorders can be reversed with a hardcore, deeply nutritional diet. Yes, REVERSED, I’ve seen it, it’s not a fantasy, folks.
You can change your mental health by RADICALLY changing your diet. These are five real world examples I’ve dealt with in regard to this question and concern. That’s what I was looking for the healing crisis from cannabis oil. So What is this reaction? Also known as the “Herxheimer Reaction.”
This reaction occurs when the body tries to eliminate toxins at a faster rate than they can be properly disposed of. The more toxic one’s bodily systems are, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis. It is characterized by a temporary increase in symptoms during the cleansing or detox process which may be mild or severe.
You may feel worse and therefore conclude that the treatment is not working. But these reactions are instead signs that the treatment is working and that your body is going through the process of cleaning itself of impurities, toxins and imbalances. Sometimes discomfort during the healing crisis is of greater intensity than when you were developing the chronic disease. This may explain why there may be a brief flare-up in one’s condition. Often the crisis will come after you feel your very best.
Such reactions are temporary and can occur immediately — or within several days, or even several weeks, of a detox. Symptoms usually pass within 1-3 days, but on rare occasions can last several weeks. If you are suffering from a major illness, the symptoms you experience during the healing crisis may be identical to the disease itself.
Most people feel somewhat ill during the first few days of a cleanse because it is at that point that your body dumps toxins into the blood stream for elimination. With a more serious condition there may be many small crises to go through before the final one is possible. In any case, a cleansing & purifying process is underway, and stored wastes are     in a free-flowing state.
So What Causes This Reaction: The healing crisis is the result of every body-system, in concert, working to eliminate waste products through all elimination channels and set the stage for regeneration. The end result: old tissues are replaced with new ones. When any treatment or cleansing program causes a large scale die-off of bacteria, a significant amount of endotoxins (toxins within the bacteria itself) are released into the body.
The more bacteria present, and the stronger their endotoxins, the stronger the cleansing reaction. When any treatment or detox causes the organs of the body (particularly the liver, which is a storehouse of drug and poison residues) to release their stored poisons and toxins, a cleansing reaction may occur. Any program, such as fasting, which causes a rapid breakdown of fat cells (which are a storehouse for toxins), can cause a healing crisis as toxins previously lodged in the fat cells are released into the blood stream.
     Symptoms: The healing crisis will usually bring about past conditions in whatever order the body is capable of handling at that time. People often forget the diseases or injuries they have had in the past, but are usually reminded during the crisis.
There are a wide variety of reactions that may manifest during a healing crisis, the most common are: Increased joint or muscle pain Diarrhea Extreme fatigue and/or its opposite, restlessness Cramps Headache (believed to be caused by buildup of toxins in the blood) Aches, Pains Arthritic flair up Insomnia Nausea Sinus congestion Fever (usually low grade) and/or chills Frequent urination and/or urinary tract discharges Drop in blood pressure Skin eruptions, including: boils, hives, and rashes.
Also Cold or flu-like symptoms Strong emotions: anger, despair, sadness, fear, etc. Suppressed memories arise Anxiety Mood swings New phobias develop Easing Your Way Through the Healing Crisis: Drink plenty of fresh water (especially water), juices, and herbal teas to flush the body of toxins. Some professionals recommend distilled water as the best. Drink from 2 to 4 quarts(liters) per day. This will help flush the toxins out of your system and speed along the detoxification.
Cannabis purges..toxins come out  in four ways… pee…poo… sweat…puke.  Pimples usually on the area of the thin skin on your head ….  under arm… behind the leg

If you are feeling fatigued, or sleepy, your body is talking to you, and telling you to rest.   Be kind to yourself,  and get the rest that you need. Symptoms frequently disappear immediately after a good bowel movement,  use an enema to provide relief.  For other symptoms: meditation, EFT, acupuncture or a good massage might be helpful to speed up the healing process, and reduce the discomfort. And, on rare occasions, a reduction of the dosage or temporary cessation may be required.
Important: Always ensure your health by having a thorough medical check up: don’t assume that if you have any of the above symptoms that you are in a healing crisis: you may not be in a healing process, you may have a medical health problem. Does THC feed estrogen + cancer?  Yes just like flaxseed..or flax seed oil it promotes growth…. so use a one to one ratio CBD to THC.
…All cancer you want 100% indica….breast cancer anything hormone driven…1 to 1… ratio and weight control..appetite suppressant plants high in THCV…(malawi gold….100% sativa)… don’t use lemon kush or citrus strains to make suppositories … it burns the tissues!!!
A cancer free life style is tough.. I have had doubt also…but every thing I read and learned..says this will be the outcome.. so I kept at it by  increasing dosage and achieved the desired outcome. Many people can not commit completely…it is an everyday struggle to eat healthy..no sugar no red meat no fish no chicken  … no alcohol … and no dairy… because it causes inflammation &  mucus … and a whole lot of other side effects. Also be positive mentally spiritually and physically because what happens … it opens the door to the mind … a door  otherwised closed to new possibilities?  Thanks Jack Kungel for your wisdom :)


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Surviving the Death Sentence

Hi I’m Samantha Young.

In 1999, I was diagnosed with a 10cm malignant tumor on my pancreas. The Doctors gave me three months to live without any hope of survival. I was so ill and in so much pain I didn’t think I would make it to three months.
 
The Doctors offered me Chemo and Radiation, even though they said it wouldn’t lengthen my life. Since both my parents died from these treatments, that was not an option for me.  I did some research to find alternative treatments and discovered a natural healing center called “The Hippocrates Health Institute”.   Even though, I was weak and had no hope of survival, I managed to find enough strength to get to West Palm Beach, Florida to the Centre.
 
When I arrived, Drs. Brian & Anna Maria Clement said that, “If you followed this program to the letter, your body will actually heal from this deadly cancer”. They immediately started me on treatments with the “Hot House” and Far Infrared Technology, and explained how it accelerates the healing process. They also introduced me to the healing power of a lifestyle change, that includes raw vegan plant food and wheat grass juice.
 
I surprised everyone, especially myself, when I started to get better, as only 3% of people diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer survive more than a year. But, I am still here over 12 years later. And I know that the “Hot House” is a major part of the reason why.

          “Our bodies are amazing healing machines. We just need to create the right healing environment and allow it to do its job.”
                                       
Samantha Young is a Survivor of Pancreatic Cancer

and she shares her story in a New Book –
“Surviving the Death Sentence –
How My Mother Survived Pancreatic Cancer”
                                                                

  
       
 
This is the compelling true story of how she came back from the edge of death, by completely natural means – to not only survive, but to thrive.       


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Complementary Therapies for Sarcomas

Traditional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery have been employed in the treatment of sarcomas. It is true that in part, these therapies have in the past helped to reduce the presence of the disease,  but by in large, conventional therapies have  fallen short of  providing the same type of  outcomes  for sarcomas  that have been possible  for other  forms of  cancer.

Sarcomas have high rates of recurrence, suggesting that conventional therapies have been unable to change the ultimate course of  the disease.  The result is limited survival for many of those diagnosed with different  forms of  sarcoma.  It is also certain  in our understanding, categorization, and subsequent treatment of sarcoma is still in its early stages,  however,  our hope is  that as we learn  more about sarcoma cancers  and how they behave,  we may also  find better and more effective ways to treat these complex and seemingly resilient diseases.

Many patients and clinicians have begun to explore  adjunctive (“complementary”) therapies to assist more conventional treatments in the battle against sarcoma.  It is suggested  if  they are to be considered,  adjunctive therapies should be utilized only      after careful research has been conducted to ensure  such therapies do not interfere     with those prescribed by treating oncologists.

http://uterine-leiomyosarcoma.blogspot.com/

Uterine Leiomyosarcoma can be treated using an integrated approach to healing in     which multiple modalities are employed to support and activate the immune system. Traditional approaches by themselves have not proven effective for this rare type of cancer,  but a comprehensive alternative approach  will activate the immune system, improve well–being,  and sustain quality of life as the body does what it is designed              to do – go after and destroy cancer cells and prevent recurrence of the disease.

All of the information presented on this site has been said to be extracted from peer-reviewed, published studies by well-known academic centers or research institutions.    The founder of this group,  William “Bill” Peeples began his research into this subject    late 1996, when his wife, was diagnosed with endometrial stromal sarcoma, stage IV.   Bill’s wife was told that her cancer was inoperable and other treatments….  would be ineffective.

https://bpccancerprotocol.wordpress.com/the-cocktail-for-active-disease-part-one/

https://bpccancerprotocol.wordpress.com/cocktail-for-active-disease-part-two/

Bill began to research what other therapies might be available.  After initiation of               an alternative therapy, Bill’s wife’s cancer seemed to go into remission in early 1997.   Since then, his wife has remained healthy; however, Bill has continued his research           in an effort to assist other cancer patients including those with sarcomas. To find         other therapies that can assist them in achieving long-term survival.

There is additional info (not included below) re: dichloroacetate and  artemisinin … see:   www.pubmed.gov    
You’ll find additional information at:     www.cancerprotocol.com

 
Let me know if this comes through correctly….This should be the first line with green back ground…

The information about the basic cocktail can be found in the attachment.   There are 35,000 cancer references @ www.pubmed.gov  for the individual components which make up the cocktail.

 The low dose angiopreventative cocktail at the bottom of this page is for people who currently have: No Evidence of Disease  (NED)

William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer? | Video on TED.com

Omega-3 / Omega-6  Ratio and Cancer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XaDt3AJQ98c#t=2312s

    

A Daring Treatment, a Little Girl’s Survival – New York Times

(click on inside of article) mediamulti video

antiangiogenic chemo:

Low-dose Metronomic Combined with Intermittent Bolus-dose Cyclophosphamide Is

Thrombospondin 1, a mediator of the antiangiogenic effects of low-dose metrono

The Anti-Angiogenic Basis of Metronomic Chemotherapy

cancer and copper:

made easy:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/02/040212080505.htm

Laboratory Study Explains Clinical Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Cancer Drug

Copper-Lowering Drug Stabilizes Advanced Cancer In Anti-angiogenesis Trial

Cancer Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper To The Edge….

advanced:

X-ray fluorescence microscopy reveals large-scale relocalization and extracell    (edited by Judah Folkman)

Copper Control as an Antiangiogenic Anticancer Therapy: Lessons from Treating

Tetrathiomolybdate Inhibits Angiogenesis and Metastasis Through Suppression  

  Tetrathiomolybdate promotes tumor necrosis and pr events distant metastases by

Copper-dependent activation of hypoxia-inducible f…[Blood. 2005] – PubMed Re

Warburg effect:

As described by Warburg more than 50 years ago, tumour cells maintain a high glycolytic rate even in conditions of adequate oxygen supply. However, most of tumours are subjected to hypoxic conditions due to the abnormal vasculature that supply them with oxygen and nutrients. Thus, glycolysis is essential for tumour survival and spread. A key step in controlling glycolytic rate is the conversion of fructose-6-P to fructose-1,6-P(2) by 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase (PFK-1). The activity of PFK-1 is allosterically controlled by fructose-2,6-P(2), the product of the enzymatic activity of a dual kinase/phosphatase family of enzymes (PFKFB1-4) that are increased in a significant number of tumour types.. Thus, targeting PFKFB enzymes, either directly or through inhibition of HIF-1, appears as a promising approach for the treatment of certain tumours. In turn, these enzymes are induced by hypoxia through the activation of the HIF-1 complex (hypoxia-inducible complex-1), a transcriptional activator that controls the expression of most of hypoxia-regulated genes. HIF-1 complex is overexpressed in a variety of tumours and its expression appears to correlate with poor prognosis and responses to chemo or radiotherapy

PMID: 17661163 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE

Energy Boost: The Warburg Effect Returns in a New Theory of Cancer — Garber 9

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How Vitamin C Stops Cancer   ()   HIF-1 inhibition hyperlinked article

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N-acetyl-cysteine promotes angiostatin production and vascular collapse in an orthotopic model of breast cancer.

Agarwal AMuñoz-Nájar UKlueh UShih SCClaffey KP.

Department of Physiology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030-3501, USA.

The antioxidant N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) has been shown to be chemopreventive in clinical studies, and in recent studies, has shown promise in preventing tumor progression. Although the effects of NAC on tumorigenesis have been associated with decreased angiogenesis, the mechanism of the anti-angiogenic activity has not been determined. In the following study, we describe a novel mechanism whereby NAC therapy blocks MDA-MB-435 breast carcinoma cell proliferation and metastasis in an in v iv o tumorigenic model. Athymic nude mice bearing MDA-MB-435 xenografts were treated with systemic NAC daily for 8 weeks. NAC treatment resulted in endothelial cell apoptosis and reduction of microvascular density within the core of the tumor leading to significant tumor cell apoptosis/necrosis. Angiostatin accumulated in tumors from NAC-treated but not control animals. Additional studies using a vascular endothelial growth factor-dependent chicken chorioallantoic membrane angiogenic assay recapitulated NAC-induced endothelial apoptosis and coordinate production of angiostatin, a potent endothelial apoptotic factor. In vitro studies showed angiostatin was formed in endothelial cultures in a vascular endothelial growth factor- and NAC-dependent manner, a process that requires endothelial cell surface plasminogen activation. These results suggest that systemic NAC therapy promotes anti-angiogenesis through angiostatin production, resulting in endothelial apoptosis and vascular collapse in the tumor.

PMID: 15111315 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

PMCID: PMC1615662

Effects of a ketogenic diet on tumor metabolism and nutritional status in pediatric oncology patients: two case reports.

Nebeling LCMiraldi FShurin SBLerner E .

Nutrition Department, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

OBJECTIVE: Establish dietary-induced ketosis in pediatric oncology patients to determine if a ketogenic state would decrease glucose availability to certain tumors, thereby potentially impairing tumor metabolism without adversely affecting the patient’s overall nutritional status. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University Hospitals of Cleveland. SUBJECTS: Two female pediatric patients with advanced stage malignant Astrocytoma tumors. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were followed as outpatients for 8 weeks. Ketosis was maintained by consuming a 60% medium chain triglyceride oil-based diet. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Tumor glucose metabolism was assessed by Positron Emission Tomography (PET), comparing [Fluorine-18] 2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) uptake at the tumor site before and following the trial period. RESULTS: Within 7 days of initiating the ketogenic diet, blood glucose levels declined to low-normal levels and blood ketones were elevated twenty to thirty fold. Results of PET scans indicated a 21.8% average decrease in glucose uptake at the tumor site in both subjects. One patient exhibited significant clinical improvements in mood and new skill development during the study. She continued the ketogenic diet for an additional twelve months, remaining free of disease progression. CONCLUSION: While this diet does not replace conventional antineoplastic treatments, these preliminary r=2 0esults suggest a potential for clinical application which merits further research.

PMID: 7790697 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Targeting energy metabolism in brain cancer: review and hypothesis.

Seyfried TNMukherjee P.

Biology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA. thomas.seyfried@bc.edu

Malignant brain tumors are a significant health problem in children and adults and are often3D2 0unmanageable. As a metabolic disorder involving the dysregulation of glycolysis and respiration, malignant brain cancer is potentially manageable through changes in metabolic environment. A radically different approach to brain cancer management is proposed that combines metabolic control analysis with the evolutionarily conserved capacity of normal cells to survive extreme shifts in physiological environment. In contrast to malignant brain tumors that are largely dependent on glycolysis for energy, normal neurons and glia readily transition to ketone bodies (beta-hydroxybutyrate) for energy in vivo when glucose levels are reduced. The bioenergetic transition from glucose to ketone bodies metabolically targets brain tumors through integrated anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, and pro-apoptotic mechanisms. The approach focuses more on the genomic flexibility of normal cells than on the genomic defects of tumor cells and is supported from recent studies in orthotopic mouse brain tumor models and in human pediatric astrocytoma treated with dietary energy restriction and the ketogenic diet.

PMID: 16242042 [PubMed]

PMCID: PMC1276814

Clinical Trials (PDQ®) – National Cancer Institute  (Atkins trial through NCI at Albert Einstein Medical College)

SHS North America — KetoCal                 (Ketogenic formulation for those with cachexia)

LOW DOSE ANGIOPREVENTATIVE COCKTAIL

1  500mg Acetyl-l-carnitine* SW 1000 100 caps

1  600 mg Alpha lipoic acid* SWU190 120 caps

1  325 mg. Aspirin

1  B 100 complex multi-vitamin with 500mg of C

1  900 mg Curcumin Complex * SWH084 60 caps

1  600 mg Green Tea Extract

1  250 mg Korean Ginseng * SW426 300 caps

2   3 mg Melantonin* SW502 120 caps

1  500 mg Milk Thistle * D7SW966 100 caps

1  600 mg N-acetylcysteine* SW854 100 caps

1 1000 mg Omega three fish oil

1 30 mg Resveratrol Complex * SWU248 60 caps

1 100 mcg Selenium* SW545 300 caps

1 550 mg Shark liver oil* SWU107 60 SFG

1 1,000 IU Vitamin D-3 * SW1030 250 caps

1 50 mg Zinc Gluconate* SW205 100 caps

*Swanson Health Products 1(800) 437-4148 (low cost)

Bill Peeples (954) 424-8424

*** Do not take Angio-preventative Cocktail …. While healing…. (from surgery, fracture or other trauma) While pregnant. 

For more information: 
< /A> “search archives” www.sciencedaily.com
www.pubmed.gov
www.cancerprotocol.com Bill Peeples (954)424-8424 
whpeeples@aol.com

This Blog Post is dedicates to the memory of my friends sister:

Jennifer Lochtefeld  Born on Nov. 13, 1973

Passed away at 8:03 a.m. on June 9, 2015

at The James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

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In Your Darkest Days

jenny jones

  1. Millions of people around the world are diagnosed with cancer every day.

2. Many people have been successfully cured from cancer naturally.

3. People fight till the end using different treatments.

One of them is Mrs. Jenny Johns.

She says that she knows the secret and

Breast Milk Saved Her Life!

Jenny Jones has started 400ml of milk every day after being diagnosed with bone marrow cancer, seven months ago. She buys milk from an anonymous donor through internet.

Breast milk has been proven to increase the immunity in newborn babies and it has  unique nutritional source that cannot be replaced by any other food.

This unusual treatment has not been prescribed by her doctor, but later her decision has been supported by doctors at John Flynn Private Hospital and the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.

Mrs. Jenny Jones, 62, shared her results which show that after a month of daily doses         of breast milk her cancer levels had reduced significantly.

Mrs Jones, consultant at John Flynn for 14 years, says she knows about breast milk’s benefits.   And the gut disease connection?

Mrs Jones says that she’d never tasted the breast milk before, but I now she drinks 400ml every day because she simply believes in it.

In 2010 researchers in Sweden revealed and published a study that shows that breast milk kills cancer cells.

Now, Mrs. Johns has a mission. She wants to spread this story around the world, because she wants to help other people who are facing with a cancer problem at the moment.

So, let’s help and let’s spread this story together!

While in your darkest days can be stressful it doesn’t have to be so. Dealing with this stress can best be managed through the knowledge of knowing your options.  I believe       it is most stressful when everybody around you tells you what they would do. Thereby,      I will only display the options open to you through blog post with this website.

Also by gaining support through our Facebook group page you will have people that have been there and done that both conventionally and alternative. I can not tell you what to do only your heart intuition will know that.  In the website  I have key blogs and top tabs below the mountain scene that can help guide you.

For instance within the 18 major types of cancer… I have built in links of the cancers best links on the internet for a time saving approach.  Also within that top tab a Comprehensive Cancer Library highlighting the best cancer books. Which are numerous… considering that many people don’t realize fantastic books on cancer a await you at your corner stone book store.

It is amazing when I talk in convo on Facebook how well people are research about the various types of cancer they became free of. Also what astonishes me almost everyday to earn a cancer free label. One seemingly has developed a certain confidence knowing that what they did was right for them.  In each case… which in many times… are different the person tells me, “But Ken it’s what I felt I had to do to survive and I knew deep within it was the right thing for me to do.” 

From my research…. this is what I learned  and  is what I practice everyday of my life to help prevent  The Big C is what I believe. I avoid the chemicals in the food I consume  and water I drink. While exercising  in  the  sunlight,  I eat clean and green and try to eat something of nutrition with everything I consume.  Keeping life in perspective I manage stress in this manner.  While journaling each day events and deleting the negative out of my life enhancing only the positive aspects.  Stress has an amazing ability in that it can talk to a tumor?

Stress Kills  so if it’s negative vibes that I feel I will tune that out.   If I don’t like the long drive to work I will find something that’s closer. Unfortunately for some they feel trapped…. it’s 3 hours in the car to and fro work. Because it’s there employer paying there bills. It’s this part of life they must figure out a way to change while keeping the health care benefits. It’s hard I know it’s a way of life but if we have the will to change the negative …. positive aspects will enter into your life!!!!!!


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Frighten to Death

Dear Ken:

We live in the Middle East and 2 years 11 months ago, my husband was told by a prominent Urologist and surgeon that he had stage T2A bladder cancer which was aggressive. That to survive  ….  my husband  would need to have Chemo,  radiation  and  radical surgery to not only remove his bladder,  but also prostate,  his intestines and have a neo bladder built  from them so that he can pass urine.

Fear is a terrible thing and  fear is so ripe when we hear the word Cancer.    The saying,  “Frightened to death” is really what happens to the body once you believe there is only one way to treat this terrible disease.

I hoped that by sharing our story might give the reader at least some hope   that there is another way.  Our belief system  does not have to be locked we can open up our minds to think  for ourselves,  inform ourselves  and  learn not to just accept our “fate.”

We spoke again to the Urologist and told him we needed more time to research alternative treatments and modalities, and we would not take the Chemo just yet.  AS we were already looking into different therapies,  both of us are concerned  with the quality of his life  after surgery and both of us needed time  to digest all of this dreadful news,  the Oncologist and the Surgeon try to impress on us that we need  to think very carefully…. about the surgery, the Surgeon had already got a date in his diary…. to proceed…. with removing his bladder, within the following 6 weeks…

We felt like we were being railroaded into the surgery far too fast and we needed to slow it all down a little so we could have time to digest everything.  Something was screaming at me to take some time before making this radical decision.

I began first researching this natural cancer cure in the form of Essiac, given its name by Rene Caisse (“Caisse” spelt backwards); this herbal cure consists of four main herbs that grow in the wilderness of Ontario, Canada. The original formula is believed to have its roots from the native Canadian Ojibwa Indians.

My husband started on this medicine within a week of him being diagnosed, Then we made an appointment with a naturopathic Dr and we asked for her help in co Doctoring my husband each step of the way as we try the alternative approach. Dr did all of his blood tests to find out what he was lacking to make his immune system be so depleted and we found out he was almost completely depleted of vitamin D even though he lived in a hot and sunny climate.

We put together a plan of action to continue to work with the conventional tests MRI and scans and also many vitamins and supplements and complete diet and lifestyle change. The conventional Dr’s gave my husband 18 months to two years   to live if we did not do the surgery and the chemo.  We did none of them,  only natural healing with vitamins diet and lifestyle change and cannabis oil.

I first saw the movie about Cannabis oil as a medicine in November 2012 but it took me until April of 2013 to find the oil made with a natural food grade Alcohol. It has been hard work for me as a wife,  I have also never stopped  my research…. for one day  in the last 35 months.  However, today I can say 35 months after my husband’s first diagnosis that he is cancer free and still has his bladder in tact.

He has been cancer free now for the last seven cystoscopies, one every 3 months and now  4 monthly so 23 months Cancer free.  In June  2015,  he has no metastasis to other organs. He had an MRI in July last year to check his whole body and which will be performed once yearly….

We have every one of his medical records, every laser surgery to remove tumors has been recorded on Cd’s and we even have the biopsy slides with pieces of the tumors that were graded as being aggressive and muscle invasive. ( owing to the fact we traveled from here to Uk and back between two surgeons)

We still have to have regular check ups but to think he was told he has 18 months to live    if he did not remove his bladder, prostate, a part of his Intestines  and to have chemo and radiation, I am so happy to also say as side effect of all we did, his cholesterol went back to normal as did his blood pressure, he looks ten to 15 years younger and feels so much better than he ever did….

Bottomline:  My husband  Stopped smoking 30 cigarettes a day,  he began a spiritual healing therapy called Journey work, he completely changed the way he eats, he has no dairy or sugar, no white flour or white potatoes, he has mainly a plant based diet with a little fish or chicken and no processed food, pastries meats cheeses etc, has green juices and smoothies daily and lot’s of execize.

The protocol consisted first with EssiacHe had mega doses of vitamin C and D3, vitamin B17, K2, detox powder’s initially, then he had DHEA to build his immune system back so that his body could heal itself, then a year after doing all of this. We found proven oil and added that to all we had done, he did 90 days on the oil and it was the hardest part of our journey. He has now stopped taking cannabis oil for the past year and half.

He no longer takes mega doses of vitamin C or D but continues to do everything in a lesser dosage, he has added Tranfactor 4 life supplement which is made from grass fed cow’s colostrum, similar to Mother’s first milk, an immune booster for babies.  We continue to monitor his health closely. It has been hard for the past 2 and half  years, but we are slowly getting our life back to normal. He will never go back to eating or treating his body the way he did, this was a wake up call for him to change the way he lives, but it is a success story which I will continue to tell the world about.

It is shocking that we are led to believe that there is no cure for Cancer, our story is living proof there is another way  and  I am now consumed.  Like many other’s  in the world with only getting the word out that Cancer “does not need to mean death.” We just lost over two years or more of our lives to cancer and yet it has turned out to be the most important time of our life too.

I found what I was put on the earth to do and that is to be part of something life changing, as the world wakes up to there being another way to heal Cancer and it is just through natural healing and giving our body just what it needs to repair itself!!

Taking Control of your own body means you too can heal yourself, first and foremost with proper diet and nutrition and vitamin therapy, a complete lifestyle change and Natural God given plant extracts. I wrote a book about all we did and it is now available on amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taking-Control-Journey-Alternative-Healing/dp/1491897481

Alyssia Sade’ “Taking Control” I am using the proceeds of this book to help other’s tell the world there is another way, through documentaries. If you can not afford my book, I will gladly send it to you free of charge. I set up a face book page under my pen name“ Alyssia Sade” please have a look.  All my research is on there  and you can contact me if you have any questions.   Thank YOU :)

Sincerely,

Carol Smith

Although Daily Mail UK did a story on us… and it was shared on social media more than 20,000 times. They twisted the story a little to make it sound all about the cannabis oil….  I would like to share that we went though a credible source with a proven background in dealing with cancer patients!!!  Our Story Was Based Upon Much More Then Just Oil!!!

Standing next to a painting which I did whilst on our journey of healing, my friend wrote these words for me when she had read my book then she saw this painting and she said it spoke to her.  The delicate,  fragile image… of the female being. Growing and blossoming from the bud that is life and eternal love.  The sexual passion….  Pulsating….  yearning to share that love in a way that only two entwined souls can.  Swirls of comfort and peace ful being disturbed and slightly turbulent.
She is a woman, reaching up to God with her spiritual awareness, hands and heart open, cutting off all of the outside world and listening to her spirit inside her.  Her sixth sense,  her personal message  to trust in Him  and  believe in the beautiful, natural things he has put around us.  She is being filled with knowledge,  strength and enlightenment.  For the love of her man, a love that can never be described in words, the most important thing in her life, he is her life, her being, her soul.  Blessed by His Angels… to tell her story …. and  share her belief in her sixth self being open and not locked up,  like many others who have been covered by the modern system that is the world today. She has given up her fear to Him and smiles slightly as the invisible hand reaches down to her. She is strong. She is beautiful. She is open and free. She has faith.
She is you.
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My Thoughts on Cancer

I don’t know much about other cancers,  but I look up hormone driven breast cancer             a lot because this is what I am in remission from.  I also think breast cancer needs to be approached in an integrative fashion  to include chemo,  radiation,  surgery,  medicines  and complementary protocols. To do it any other way, is in my opinion, playing Russian Roulette and plain suicide.

This includes  Vitamin C (Iv or liposomal ), Mushroom (esp. Coriolus), Frankincense, NAC,  Lugol’s iodine,  Reservatol,  2 Tablespoon ground flax seed everyday, and circumin with pepperine,  vitamin D3,  B-complex,  selenium,  wheat germ extract,  DIM, and  IC3, sulphoraphane (these last 3 relate to hormone driven cancer).

A good diet is essential as well to keep your immunity up, reduce carcinogenic and inflammatory foods and to prevent and reduce angiogenesis. An interesting TED talk about eating to starve cancer!!!

Getting to bed by 10:00 to maintain melatonin levels is great.

Exercise is essential as well, but not the type to wear you down and exhaust you but the type to give you a medium workout and increase your energy and well being, like yoga.

Alkalinity is great, too. Blood pH values compatible with life in mammals are limited to     a pH range between 6.8 and 7.8.  Changes in the pH of arterial blood (and therefore the extracellular fluid)  outside this range result in irreversible cell damage.   When we talk about any range outside of this I believe people are talking about urine pH level  which  has a wider range.

In a pH balanced body. urine is slightly acid in the morning, (pH = 6.5 – 7.0) generally becoming more alkaline (pH = 7.5 – 8.0) by evening in healthy people primarily because no food or beverages are consumed while sleeping. Whereas,  during  the  day  the  body buffers the pH of the food and beverages consumed by releasing electrolytes and the pH level goes up.

Generally, when urine pH is 6.0 and below for extended periods of time, it’s an indication that the body’s fluids elsewhere are too acid,  and it is working overtime  to rid itself of an acid medium. Thus, when urine pH is normal, then the blood pH is normal, but when the urine pH  is overly acid,  the  body  releases  too  many  electrolytes  to keep  the pH level normal and maintain life.   One keeps themselves  within  the  urine alkalinity range with lots of alkaline foods, ie: green vegetables.  This helps decrease stress on the body, give it vital nutrients and once again, keep immunity strong.

Doing complementary protocol alongside conventional will limit  side effects and boost   its effectiveness.  I had rock in the sock treatment last year and had no side effects except loss of hair. I felt great whilst I endured 4 rounds of dose dense Adriamycian and Cytoxan at two weeks apart.  This was followed by 12 rounds of weekly taxol.  My immunity stayed within range.   I had no mouth ulcers or neuropathy.   I did put ice packs  on my feet  and hands during chemo to prevent neuropathy.  I  went  to  Mexico  for  local radiofrequency hyperthermia to my breast  with temperatures up to 107 degrees  and  whole body sound frequency hyperthermia up to 104 degrees.

Germany has an excellent hyperthermia protocol and local, whole body and regional machines.  I would have preferred to have went  to Germany,  however,  due to financial constraints, I could not. There is only one place in Mexico that does local radiofrequency hyperthermia (which I prefer).  That is Sanoviv.  Nowhere in Mexico is  radiofrequency whole body hyperthermia given.  They only have sound frequency.   And the Mexican protocol only allows for one hour treatment.  German treatment in 5-6 hours.

I  have a very good high school friend, Nancy, who had stage 3 hormone driven cancer 7 years ago.  She followed the conventional protocol without any complementary. One year later it returned in her bones.  She was so mad,  she refused to do any more conventional and focused heavily on alternative.  She even went to the Budwig Clinic in Spain and two years later the cancer had covered her hips, thighs, shoulders, arms, spine, skull, sternum and a spot in her brain. Her tumor markers were well over 2,000.

She was on her deathbed. She finally decided to go to BioMed in Germany, where she’s had extensive hyperthermia,  mistletoe injections  and  intravenous vitamin C.  She also started incorporating conventional medicine into her protocol.  Not chemo, radiation or surgery, though.  The cancer is now out of her bones  except for a spot  on her shoulder and the brain lesion cannot be currently found.  Her tumor markers are down to about 150.  She feels great.

My mother – in – law  had  DCIS.   She went to some very expensive clinics in Southern California  and one place in Arkansas for photodynamic therapy,  that has now been shut down by the feds.  She then went onto have a lumpectomy.  She must have spent well over 60K at the clinics, when in retrospect all she really needed was a lumpectomy.  When I got diagnosed she was the first to tell me I needed to imagine the cancer away.  That I brought it on by my own stress related issues and bad diet. (I actually ate very well,  however,  I did like the sugar).

She convinced me that chemo and radiation would kill me.  I was so scared.   I knew nothing of cancer.  My own experience was when my grandmother died of pancreatic cancer. (my grandmother was like a mother to me, since she raised me).  It was brutal   and horrifying.  She was diagnosed at Stage 4 upon presentation.  That means chemo, surgery, etc was not an option.  She just had to ride it out and die.  Which she did and        it took 6 months.  I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy

My father died of throat cancer.  I didn’t know him well, but know he suffered.  I don’t know his protocol.  But basically,  all I knew was that  it seemed like conventional was a failure.  It  failed  for  my  friend,  Nancy and my grandmother.  Yet, my mother – in – law seemed to come out of it fairly unscathed and she healed herself “naturally”, as she called it.  She told me that when she went in for the lumpectomy that there was no blood supply to the tumor.  I now know  DCIS does not have a blood supply.  It has not turned invasive yet.  It is in situ, meaning it is encapsulated and angiogenesis has not occurred.

When I first found a lump, my mother in law was the first person I went to.  She and many others in the circle I ran discouraged mammography.   I was afraid of it for lots of reasons, so I went for a thermography who told me it was a cyst and that my hormones were out of whack.   This was the best guy in town.   He had written books on the subject,  also taught seminars at the local complementary healthcare practitioners and was even a professor at a college.

He told me to use a progesterone cream to balance my hormones and  I had fibrocystic breasts  and  to expect more lumps.  I immediately  went on an anti-inflammatory  and alkaline diet.  It also included supplements to balance my hormones and vitamin C IVs.  All of which are part of the anti-cancer protocol as it turned out.

So after a year of feeling more lumps, I experienced what seemed like mastitis and I was feeling very sick and in a lot of pain.  I went to medical doctor thinking it was an infection.  She immediately suspected cancer and sent me for all the tests. By then I had a 8cm tumor with lymphnode involvement.  This is HUGE!   The cancer was estrogen and progesterone positive.  I suspect the progesterone cream had fed the cancer as well.

I had many friends and family beg me not to do conventional. Some even said all I needed to do was pray.   I was scared of conventional and agreed but how was I going to pay to go to Germany?  My friend went 4 times at 25K per trip.  What if I died anyway and left my family homeless and penniless?    After fighting with my husband (the only person who told me to do chemo), I finally gave in.

After my PET scan it was apparent I had fluid on my heart and inflammation throughout my body.   I now know it was the effect of a paraneoplastic syndrome.  My immunity was very strong and fighting the cancer.  However,  in  doing  so  it was also fighting my body.  As soon as I got on chemo,  I felt sooooooo much better.  My father-in-law said he would pay for one trip to Germany as long as I gave up chemo.  It was such a difficult decision.   To be honest, I turned to God for my decisions.

I felt I couldn’t trust myself anymore.  I couldn’t tell what was real from what wasn’t.  Nothing made sense anymore. In the end, I didn’t go. I felt it was too much of a risk and  As soon as I got off chemo, the paraneoplastic kicked in again and I lost sight in my right eye, couldn’t lift my left arm, had muscle fasiculations  and  paresthesias  throughout my body and a bunch of other weird things.  I was sent for a brain MRI and 3 lesions were found on my brain.

I was told the cancer had spread and I had a year to live following brain surgery and  radiation.  In a twist of fate and act of God, my insurance messed up and I had to switch my team of doctors to a new one that accepted my new insurance.  I ended up at U.C.S.D. and they ran more MRI’s, did a spinal tap and after consultations with neuro oncologists and neurologists it was determined to be something called capillary telangctasia (benign abnormality).  Not brain metastasis. Phew!

That was the hardest month,  I’ve ever had to endure  and  a very dark time in my life.     Also The thought of having  to say goodbye  to my children put me over the edge.  I was    put on steroids  for  five  days  and my symptoms greatly decreased.  I finally had breast surgery and my symptoms decreased even further. Presently, I  hardly have any of these symptoms.  In retrospect,  my body fighting the cancer  may very well have saved me.  I kept my immunity up, I believe this did not kill the cancer,  but gave it a good fight and prevented it from spreading.

Following chemo, the 8 cm tumor had reduced to just a few specks. I had 3 positive lymph nodes with micro amounts of cancer in them.  None of this could  actually be seen on MRI, it was only seen upon pathology staining. This is an astonishing result given the amount of high grade cancer I had and the fact it is a hormone driven. While Hormone driven tumors doesn’t shrink as much as hormone negative.  The doctor truly believe I’m probably cured.  However,  I discovered I have the BRCA2 gene, so I will have to live a prophylactic lifestyle from now on.   Had I not done conventional, I believe I would be dead by now.  I will never advocate alternative on it’s own unless it’s an in situ case, such as my mother in laws.

BRCA mutations and a few other gene mutations have been identified as making one susceptible to cancer. I believe there are many more that have yet to be identified. This is where gene therapy becomes very exciting  and so the road to customized cancer therapy based  on  one’s specific gene begins.   I am thinking about becoming an advocate for my scientist friend, Brunhilde Felding, PhD.    She  heads the Scripps Cancer Laboratories in   La Jolla, California and focuses heavily on genomic and immunotherapy. She is currently studying how mitochondrial aberrations in the cell can lead to cancer and how this can be corrected.  Finding a cause is the first step in finding a cure.

Learn in his video series how to destroy cancer cells with whole body hyperthermia and PEMF  at the world renown  Paracelsus clinic in Switzerland.  Dr. Thomas Rau explains  how heat destroys cancer cells and boosts the immune system.

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Don’t Live like Your Dying

Hello Everyone, my name is Azhar and I have Pancreatic Cancer advance stages, I have had most of my Pancreas removed and also my Spleen, as well as 9 months of a 6 cycle very Toxic Chemo regime.

I was told last July almost a year ago that I had weeks left to live and that if I Immediately started more Chemo and Radiation treatments that I might perhaps extend my life to a year.

I refused to do there treatments as I felt that it was there Chemo that allowed my cancer   to re-occur and my Tumor to grow back even bigger then the one they removed.

I had started to do my research about half way through my Chemo and learned that Chemo Not only Does NOT cure Cancer but in fact KILLS the patient as it sidelines the Bodies own Natural Immune Defences and system.

So I started to do 2 things

1-Boost my Immune System

2- Kill Cancer cells with proven methods

Morning when I Wake

– Turkey Tail Mushroom extract. 1 dropper
– Reishi Mushroom extract. 1 dropper
– Chaga Mushroom extract. 1 dropper
– 3 TF+ pills
– 2 Moringa pills
– 1 cracker with 1 drop of Cannabis Oil
– Liposomal Vitamin  C 4 Teaspoons
– Chinese Meds ( I will be calling you with this info )

I then carry on with my day and eat 3 B17 Kernels throughout the day and drink the juice of Soursop that we make fresh at home

Evening Time after 6

– 3   4Life-TransferFactor+ pills
– 25 drops of Hydrogen Peroxide in Distilled Water ( you have to build
up to this amount, I started with 3 drops and increased by 2 drops every
other day until I reached 25 drops)
– Chinese Meds

During the day I snack on fruits and would take daily naps even for a
little while because when your body is at rest – sleeping is when your
cells and body heal

DO NOT FORGET TO HAVE NO STRESS

I can not Emphasize how Important it is to have No Stress and I know that is easier       said then done and here is how I do it, I have Accepted what God has in store for Me,          if I am to Die of This Cancer then So Be It as I have No control over what happens to       me. However,  I do have control over  How  I  deal  with  what  Life  throws  at  me and        I choose Not to go Quietly into the Night.

I choose to Fight and make a lot of Noise but Seriously.  The  best  way  to  deal  with    While Stress is also Accepting your Fate and be Thankful for what you have as one thing     I have learned very early on is that No matter ….How bad you have it…. There is Always someone out there that has it worse off then you so take the time to appreciate your loved ones, your Family and Friends.

I am THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE as I have the Most Amazing wife who is my Life and      3 Beautiful children that make me proud and Friends Old and New. That bring me Peace and Joy so in closing do what I do about Stress……I only worry about that which is in my Control.  I don’t worry about things I can not Control …. YES it is as Simple as That!!!

A lot of my healing came from napping and while napping I would imagine
Ninja Cells going around my body and zapping and killing the Cancer.
Trust me this actually works, it’s the power of your Brain…. ☺☺☺

So today almost a year gone I am not only just alive but Thriving !

By November of 2014 I had managed to Stop the Cancer from Spreading and had Stabilized my 2.8 cm Tumor and last March on my last CT scan it showed that my incurable Cancer was still Arrested and not spreading but more importantly that my 2.8 cm Tumor has Shrunk by 50% and is now 1.4 cm.

I have separated my healing into 3 parts

1- Physical
2- Phycological
3- Emotional

Believe it or not your Physical health is the least of your worries and if you are NOT healthy Phycologicaly and Emotionally then you Do not stand a chance with your physical health.

I have now made it my Mission and Goal in Life to help others and I welcome any and all to reach out to me should you have any questions or require any further information.

God Bless

Azhar Khan :)


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The Journey is the Destination

Sometimes you have to do what you have to do and In June 2000 when I was diagnosed with the Glioblastoma Multiforme and my life changed.  I  was  33 years old. My husband Matt and  I had been married 10 years and our two boys were  1  and  3 years old.  I began taking many supplements  to  battle the GBM and to boost my immune system. With very few cancer free survivors  on  the  internet.   Cheryl Broyles’s did what she felt in her heart was right and won her battle!! Cheryl’s experience is within the links of the first paragraph.

Walk in an attitude of forgiveness: “Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only       to find out that the prisoner was me. ” This brings us back to the issue of forgiving and forgetting.  In truth, there are some hurts that you will never be able to forget.  What is more important is that we choose to let it go.” Proverbs 17:9 says, “He who covers over    an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends!!

Despite what medical doctors may say, there is a whole host of natural foods, as well as herbs and supplements, that will reduce tumor size, inhibit cancer cell growth, kill cancer cells, and help keep it from coming back. If you all can afford it, I would recommend that  you eat or supplement with a variety of foods, green vege juice & herbs, etc.

Aloe Vera Juice is another one of those natural plants that is very difficult to process correctly to maintain its cancer-fighting properties.  The FDA shut down one of the top  aloe vera manufacturers because they had a 94% cure rate on terminal cancers.

“Michael Arrington was diagnosed with liver cancer. Doctors found 17 tumors on his liver. One was the size of a baseball. Doctors gave the cancer victim 4 to 21 days to live. Six months after Mr. Arrington began taking only Aloe Vera as a supplement, Doctors examining the patient’s X-rays could not find [any] trace of the tumors.”

Read More http://www.cancertutor.com/shrinktumors/

These Five Nutrients Will Eliminate Your Fear Of Dying From The Top Health Killers: Chromium, Selenium, Silica, Magnesium, B. If I was told today that I had cancer my first go to would be and is the most ask question in our facebook group. What is YirmeYah Bar Yhvh Barraza protocol … So here it is… Four (4) times daily take five (5) Innate Response Selenium, three (3) Alta Health Products Silica, one (1) Innate Response GTF Chromium, and one (1) level teaspoon  Alta Health Products CanGest  in teacup of warm water.  ALL available http://www.ChooseToBeHealthy.com/ who are GREAT folks AND offer some small support to this ministry

Asparagus and Cancer | Is It a Natural Cure: There are many foods  having special properties,  nutrients,  and undiscovered co–factors that can help the body in the healing process. When it comes to helping the body to recover from cancer, we will discuss some of the best foods to include in the diet. Let’s first focus on Asparagus, as it has been suggested to be extremely powerful,  and many reports suggest that simply eating 1 cup of asparagus every day will give enough support to help the body heal from cancer. Asparagus is high in glutathione.

It has been shown in recent studies that Watercress and Broccoli (two cruciferous veggies.) can lower the risks of several types of cancer by increasing the amount of antioxidants in one’s blood.  These veggies are now well known for their anticancer benefits.  Watercress (A peppery, green veggie.) has been shown to even protect the body’s DNA from damage.
These two veggies seem to be able to lower the risk of cancer in the colon, breasts, and prostate.These two veggies also contain glucosinolates those are phytochemicals that produce isothiocyanates, this is what gives the veggies their anticancer effects.

Compounds found in watercress have even been found to be able to shut down the signal that tumors send to tissue in your body, keeping it from growing.Kill Cancer Stems Within 24 Hours.Adding to the information already known about watercress and broccoli. There have been even more recent studies that have made it clear that when the compounds and enzymes found in these veggies are chewed, it produces phenanthryl isothiocyanate (PEITC) is produced. Larger levels of this can provide even more cancer-preventing benefits.
When you go in for chemotherapy you think you’re getting rid of cancer but in all actuality you are just getting rid of the cancer tumor. The cancer stem cells are still the and are still alive. This is why cancer can come back overtime.Treating cancer stem cells with PEITC has been found to kill almost all of the stem cells left within 24 hours. Therefore, you may want to try consuming more broccoli and watercress. Ensure that your body gets cancer preventing nutrients it needs!
Like many other diseases, there would appear to be many ‘false dawns’ associated with treating CANCER as far as new treatments or new ‘discoveries’ are concerned.   However, some of you may be interested in an article which has just appeared in the London Daily Express (and others) on announcing that researchers at Egypt’s Mansoura University have found that the Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils  can  kill cancer cells and shrink tumors – and works particularly well for those on Cisplatin.
The researchers go on to say that ‘docosahexanoic acid (DHA) from the oils shrinks tumors by nearly 80 per cent’ in their findings.  They also found that DHA ‘gives some protection against the kidney damage cisplatin can cause by limiting the side effects.Professor Abdalla El-Mowafy from the research team has been quoted as saying: “Getting an anti-cancer effect with no adverse reactions is the key to curing cancer.

 Fish oil works on its own in tackling the disease but when we combine it with chemotherapy, it enhances its effects so you can reduce both dose and adverse reactions.”He went on to say: “Omega-3 can be taken in capsules as a supplement.  We had 100% survival in animals using chemotherapy and Omega-3 and saw tumor shrinkage of 80%.”     http://www.cancercompass.com/message-board/message/all,34982,0.htm

Is Good fat the key to solving the mystery of cachexia. “Good” fats are essential for proper nerve activity, vitamin absorption, immune system function and healthy cells

In a new study, researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center used a complex computer prediction model to determine that intake of vitamin D3 and calcium would prevent 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer annually in the US and Canada. The researchers’ model also predicted that 75% of deaths from these cancers could be prevented with adequate intake of vitamin D3 and calcium. Join Dr. Cedric Garland, lead researcher on the study, as he discusses the implications of these findings and the proposed actions http://www.uctv.tv/shows/How-Vitamin-D-Reduces-the-Incidence-of-Cancer-The-DINOMIT-Model-16941

Black Cumin Seed Oil as a  Cancer-Fighter

Nigella Sativa has been involved in hundreds of studies regarding health, and particularly cancer treatment and prevention. One of the active ingredients listed above, Thymoquinone, has been found to be particularly effective in reducing the size of existing tumors. In studies on rats and humans, researchers found that Black Cumin Seed Oil:
•Inhibited tumor growth by up to 50%
•Increased the growth of healthy bone marrow cells by 250%
•Helps to protect the body against damage from chemotherapy and radiation
•Has strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
•Aides in the production of natural interferon
•Can even deactivate or kill certain types of cancer cells

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/black-cumin-seed-oil/

Burdock Root | 1st Blood Purifying Herb:  The polyacetylene in burdock root is what is believed to give burdock root its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Herbalists believe that burdock root supports liver and gall bladder function, and the herb is considered an immune system stimulant.  http://www.naturallifeenergy.com/herbs-burdock-root/

Red Clover | 2nd Blood Purifying Herb: Red clover has long been used as a “blood purifier,” specifically for the potential treatment of cancer. The flower is a mainstay ingredient in traditional herbal formulas,  including Essiac Tea,  Jason Winters Tea,         and the Hoxsey Therapy

Sanicle | 1st Pure Herb for Dissolving Tumors

This is a herb that leadership at Healed People, Heal People has personally taken. As well, I know others who have taken this herb specifically to dissolve or shrink fibroid tumors with great success. It is imperative that a person changes their quality and types of food eaten. There are many regular foods that contribute to the growth and increased size of fibroid tumors and cysts in people. So, what am I saying here? Please, please, let’s deal with the root of the problem, your quality and type of food intake, in addition to this herb.

The American herbal practitioner, Jethro Kloss, in his monumental work, Back To Eden, aptly describes Sanicle in this manner: This is one of the herbs that could be called a cure-all because it possesses powerful cleansing and healing virtues both internally and externally.

Sanicle’s great strength includes its uncanny ability to seek out and find anything, which needs correcting and works on that area first that needs it most. It also deserves distinction as a thinking herb. In other words, if you’ve got it, Sanicle will find it and fix it, whether the tumor is in the reproductive organs, brain, nervous system, lungs, throat, urinary system or elsewhere.

Sanicle is a bulldozer and builder. There may be temporary discomfort when Sanicle contacts an unwanted obstruction, but it is your reassurance that Sanicle has scored a direct hit. Skin disorders, tumors [also brain tumors], and all manner of morbid material are resolved by Sanicle.

Prolapsis of the uterus [fallen uterus], melancholy [due to toxins], thin mother’s milk, morning sickness, diabetes, bee stings, and intermittent fever indicate general categories of its ubiquitous [seemingly everywhere] application.

Dosage | 40 drops two to three times per day. If a brain tumor, also apply to entire scalp, back to neck and temples. Rub one tablespoon into the scalp at night and wear a shower cap. Wash the area in the morning. During day rub Herbal Adjustment [another natural herb that can be ordered] into scalp 3 times per day.

Lapacho | 2nd Pure Herb for Dissolving Tumors

Properties and uses | cancer and cancer preventative

Experienced herbalists consider that both the tabebuia altissima [purple flowered] and tabebuia avellanedae [red flowered] varieties should be mixed together for the best possible effects.

South American medical doctors proclaim nothing short of miracles for quick relief of pain for cancers of all types, as well as, their cure within one month in many cases. Once again, South American Indians made known a tree that they have used for thousands of years to cure their people.

The first was the Cinchona tree bark that yields quinine and cures malaria. Lapacho taken as a boiled tea 3 times per day [one heaping teaspoonful of the bark to make one cup of the tea] is reported to be their method. The extract is possibly many times stronger if made properly. The chemistry of Lapacho is quite well known to the scientific world.

Dr. Frederick Koch, M.D., used substances from the tree bark called quinones during the 1930s in Detroit, MI, with astonishing results to cure even advanced cancer cases before going to South America in order to continue his practice. He especially used a single quinine that he described as oxidizing or burning up the encapsulated pockets of stagnant cancer-causing points. He reports in this way he was able to provide oxygen for the breadth of life to continue for the patient.

Lapacho actually has 16 quinones never before discovered together in nature. The jungle Lapacho tree is completely immune to fungus infections unlike other trees. It should not be thought that the limit Lapacho’s abilities are confined to cancer, according to Alec de Montmorency, expert on exotic folk remedies. He has collected medical information during the last 20 years on the use of Lapacho in various South American countries.

He reports the following  problems that medical doctors using Lapacho have solved: anemia, leukemia, cancer of all types, lupus, inflammation of the reproductive organs, Hodgkin’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, colitis, arteriosclerosis, gastric problems, leucorrhoea,  cystitis,  hemorrhages,  prostate inflammation,  polyps,  psoriasis and eczema.Dosage | South American information indicates 40 to 80 drops of the extract       in a cup of water 3 to 4 times per day. 20 drops per day as a preventative.

Astragalus Root |  3rd Pure Herb for Dissolving Tumors: has been used for centuries     in traditional Chinese medicine. It is a powerful adaptogenic herb and is said to support immune function.  Astragalus  has gained popularity  recently  as  research  has emerged about the possibility that it can protect DNA and increase longevity. Recent research has shown that Astragalus may protect the telomeres from degradation. http://wellnessmama.com/15726/astragalus-root-benefits/

The other thing you can do is check locally with people who can talk to you specifically about your  situation  and  make recommendations:  a certified naturopath or nutritionist, an a herbalist of good repute,  and  maybe even someone who practices traditional chinese medicine. Just make sure that you are going to someone who is certified and/or has a good reputation in the community.

You might be able to get a referral from your doctor for a naturopath or nutritionist – stress to the doctor  that you are not seeking a replacement for current therapy, but rather that you want to do everything possible to optimize mom’s health,  and  that  also includes nutrition. Some local authorities on cancer-fighting foods will give advice for free.  Even if you have to pay for a consult,  if you can afford it,  it is well-worth the cost,  especially if it helps avoid foods and supplements that could cause problems.

However,  if money is tight thinking outside the box can be intrusive.  There may be just      a few that she wants to focus on intently, but carefully choosing a selection to round out a regimen will allow her to draw upon a whole arsenal of natural cancer fighters rather than putting all her hopes on one or two things.

Unfortunately insurance doesn’t cover the cost of natural foods, herbs and supplements – that’s why I stress choosing carefully.  There are a lot of ways to find good stuff, but there are also a few quacks in the world who just want to make money,  so make sure to verify from more than one source that a food or supplement is known to help cancer.

The suggestion about propolis is a good start.  You can get propolis from just about any natural foods store or herb shop, or you can buy it online.  Also  other  supplements  one might consider is grape seed extract,  conjugated linoleic acid  and 3-4 ounces of red wine    a day – based on a research.  Garlic,  a good multiple vitamin with minerals, selenium, tart cherry extract, asparagus, BCM-95 curcumin, http://www.chagatea.org/chaga-tea-cancer/Lugol’s iodine,  papaya extract,  bromelain,  vitamin B-17 and  wheat grass. I would drink at least 10 – 20 ounces of decaf green tea every day,  and drink plenty pure (steam-distilled) water to promote detoxification of cells… along with essiac tea.

The Body’s Response to Detoxification

The Herxheimer reaction, named after dermatologist Karl Herxheimer, is a short-term detoxification reaction that can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Herxheimer symptoms can include headaches, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea and other flu-like symptoms.

During a detox, the immune system will become more effective at identifying and removing invading organisms (bacteria…, pathogen, etc.). Many of these organisms have been hidden in the body for a long time. The immune system will attack the invaders and eliminate the debris. If a large amount of toxins are released during this process, it can increase the symptoms being treated, or create their own symptoms.

The biggest problem with a Herxheimer reaction is that people discontinue the treatment when the symptoms appear. The important thing to note is that during a detox, worsening symptoms do not mean the treatment isn’t working. In fact, worsening symptoms usually indicate just the opposite, the body is starting to heal itself.  http://www.kwangwellness.com/Herxheimer-Reaction 

The Herxheimer Reaction is a short-term (from days to a few weeks) detoxification reaction in the body. As the body detoxifies, it is not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms including headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea or other symptoms.

When fighting an illness in the body, whether that be a cold, flu, infection, Sarcoidosis or even cancer, protocols I use and implement such as herbs, broad spectrum antioxidants, fucoidan & other nutraceuticals will all result in a die off of the culprit. This is true even if in traditional or allopathic courses of healing such as chemotherapy, cold and sinus medicines, or prescribed antibiotics and other medications. The resulting die off of the pathogen is what you want. If the method that is used is capable of destroying a malignancy, a parasitic infiltration, or a systemic infection, the body has a need to carry off the toxic debris.  Almost everything the body gets rid of is release because it is toxic!

If one does not get rid of the toxins quickly enough for the body, lymph channels can become thick and blocked, sometimes resulting in metastases – the spread of a disease from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part.  As I learn more and more about the human body all the puzzle pieces connect and I realize that the health of every cell in the body effects the health of every organ etc etc.   It has been quite a journey and renewal process to now knowwe must treat the body as the whole that it is & heal completely.

Symptoms Of Herxheimer Reaction

Another very nasty side effect of not ridding the body of this toxic die off is the Herxheimer effect, reaction or syndrome. The Herxheimer’s effect is your body’s reaction to the over abundance of dead or dying bacteria, fungus, yeast, and viruses as a result of your treatment or protocol. The reaction carries with it a multitude of unpleasant side effects, including fatigue, diarrhea, headaches or migraines, muscle and joint aches, ringing in the ears, mental dullness and disorientation, and flu-like symptoms. This reaction is NOT COUNTERPRODUCTIVE or a COUNTER ACTION of the process. It is your body telling you to flush the toxins more quickly.

Many times, I will tell those who are experiencing rapid die off (especially when using Fucoydon or Eternity) to increase the amount of water intake until they experience relief. Literally, the more you drink the faster the toxins will be leaving the body.  Another tip is to bounce on a rebounder 5-10 minutes  @  day to keep your lymphatic system pumping and cleansing.  The lymph system only moves when you do.

If you have turned a new leaf in life and think you are feeling worse than better – you may be feeling The Herxheimer Reaction – and if so, it is a good thing.  Help your body get rid of years of toxins.  Remember, we should all be drinking half our body weight in ounces every day!  For every glass of soda, coffee, tea, etc you should add another glass of water.

Sea cucumber has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years,        but they are relatively obscure in the U.S.  This may be soon changing, however,     as evidence mounts  that sea cucumber extracts  can kill cancer cells while stimulating the immune system.  Scientists  believe the key compound  known as frondoside A  to  be  responsible.  Frondoside A  is  a  triterpenoid,  a diverse organic compounds found in the essential oils and oleoresins of plants.

This latest study, published in PLoS One,  confirmed  just how powerful frondoside A   truly is.  Researchers found it to kill 95% of ER+ breast cancer cells, 95% of liver cancer cells,  90% of melanoma cells,  and 85 – 88% of 3 different types      of lung cancer.  “But the benefits of this compound don’t just stop at directly inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis).  It also inhibits angiogenesis (the ability of tumors to grow new blood vessels to get their food) and stops cancer metastasizing by impeding cell migration and invasion.

Even more intriguing is the ability of frondoside A is to activate our immune system’s natural killer cells  to  attack cancer cells.  This  has  been  shown  for  breast cancer  in particular but may also apply to all cancers, because it involves the immune system and not cancer cells directly. This may partially explain why frondoside A was so effective at shrinking lung tumors in mice that it rivaled chemo drugs in performance.”

When given to mice with non-small cell lung cancer, frondoside A was found to shrink tumors by 40% in only 10 days.  Traditional chemo drugs  shrunk the tumors by 47 percent, but the risks of chemo treatment are far greater than any side-effects or risks of sea cucumber.  (Namely  because there are no known risks associated with sea cucumbers).

Additionally, the amount of frondoside A needed to achieve such results was miniscule—  less than a single milligram for an adult weighing 165 pounds.  While also sea cucumber extracts aren’t currently offered as a treatment for cancer—at least not in your traditional doctor’s office—you can find dried and powdered sea cucumber in health stores.

Things to Keep in Mind

•As with all supplements, talk to your doctor before starting something new.
•Maitake’s effects are cumulative. You probably won’t notice anything after using it just once or sporadically. Take it every day and be patient. It can take a few weeks to 2 months to notice an effect.
•Unlike reishi, maitake doesn’t seem to have the same anti-inflammatory action. Thus those with autoimmune diseases and women who are pregnant should not take it.
•Take all pills, powders, and teas with some vitamin C. Research shows that vitamin C increases the absorption of polysaccharides (aloe vera juice) in the body. So add an orange or a multivitamin to your maitake routine!
•Try to buy organically grown mushrooms only. They are safer and better for you.
•Purchase from a company that gives as much information as possible about their product. A good company will tell you how the mushroom was grown and the polysaccharide content. The more you learn about what goes in your body the better. However….
•Be aware of companies that make outrageous claims. Statements like “magic pill”, “cancer cure”, and “reverse aging” are simply not true.

I like the maitake capsules from Mountain Rose Herbs, although I’ve learned it’s best to start with smaller doses and work your way up. Starting off with 3 pills or more a day may cause stomach unpleasantness.  http://www.mushroom-appreciation.com/maitake-mushroom.html

Modified Citrus Pectin Unfortunately, there have been few effective approaches             to preventing cancer metastasis.  This  encouraging  news   is  that a specialized fruit polysaccharide called modified citrus pectin has demonstrated unique properties         in blocking cancer cell aggregation, adhesion, and metastasis.  http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2009/3/modified-citrus-pectin-fighting-cancer-metastasis-heavy-metal-toxicities/page-01

Milk thistle seeds contain a powerful phytonutrient called, silymarin, which is also increasingly being recognized for its’ wide-range of anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and protective effects against various drugs and toxins. Most studies point to silibinin (also called, silybin) as the main active polyphenol compound in sylimarin extracts. – See more at: http://www.integrativeoncology-essentials.com/2013/01/read-about-the-numerous-anti-cancer-and-protective-effects-of-milk-thistle-extract-silymarin/#sthash.2LcqEQ18.dpuf

Eliminating Stress Brings Pain Relief:  Getting a handle on everyday stress can help you better manage the pain you’re experiencing.

It’s easy to get stressed out when the pressures of work, family, and everyday life are weighing on you. These stresses can have not only an emotional impact, they can cause physical pain as well.

Stress and pain are often closely linked. Each one can have an impact on the other, creating a vicious cycle that sets the stage for chronic pain and chronic stress. So, part of getting pain relief is learning how to better manage stress.

“Lots of studies support the conclusion that what happens in the brain — depression, anxiety, being stressed out — can increase pain. At the same time, if you have more pain, you may be more stressed,” says Jennifer Schneider, MD, PhD, a chronic-pain specialist and author of the book Living With Chronic Pain. “Each makes the other worse, so if you decrease pain, you’ll likely also decrease stress and anxiety.”

Pain Relief: Understanding the Stress-Pain Connection

It’s not completely clear yet to researchers how stress and pain are related. However, stressed-out people often experience neck, shoulder, and back pain. This could be due to the link between stress and tension in the muscles. It could also be related to brain chemicals.

To allow us to keep functioning despite pain, the brain tries to maintain balance when       it receives pain signals by minimizing these signals,  says Steven Stanos, D.O.,  medical director of the Center for Pain Management at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago,    and assistant professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University Medical School. But chronic stress can offset this balance.

“Because pain [is regulated by] the nervous system, the brain is a key player in how we perceive pain,” says Dr. Stanos. “The brain is always trying to inhibit pain signals. But if you’re stressed, simply put, the brain’s ability to filter these pain signals is affected in a   bad way and pain can be increased.”

Pain Relief: Start With Stress Relief

One thing is clear: for many people, stress relief, be it avoiding stress or learning how to cope with it, can lead to pain relief.

“Patients need to manage their stress to be in the best psychological state to benefit from other therapies,” says Carmen Green, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology and director of pain medicine research at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.

Try these tips:

  • Get moving. Being active can help decrease stress levels. “Make exercise a priority, whether it’s 30 minutes on an exercise bike or going to the gym four times a week,” says Stanos. Other stress-relieving activities can include walking or pool therapy. Consult with a doctor first if you’re concerned about how exercise may impact your pain.
  • Get more restful sleep. Proper sleep can also help you cope with stress. “Restorative sleep can help you better face the turmoil of the day. So get enough sleep and better quality sleep,” says Dr. Green. “We know sleep impacts healing.”
  • Find a balance. Our schedules are often packed, with little down time. Take the time to examine your daily routine and modify it for better stress control. “Identify leisure things you like to do and make them a bigger part of your daily routine,” Green suggests.
  • Chill out. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, yoga, guided imagery, and meditation can essentially force you to relax and decrease stress levels. Once you’ve learned these techniques you can do them on your own at any time throughout your day.
  • Seek support. Evaluation by a mental health professional, whether it’s a social worker with expertise in pain or a pain psychologist or psychiatrist, can also help you deal with stress and provide pain relief, says Green.

Tricks to control pain

by Amanda Gardner

If you’re in pain, you may be able to harness your thoughts to help fight it. Skeptical? Studies suggest these pain relief tools can work.

“Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis can learn mind-body techniques to assist the body and mind in relaxing,” says Janice M. Singles, Psy.D., of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. “This generally reduces the levels of stress hormones in the body, allowing the immune system to be better able to fight off illness.”

Some techniques work for short term (or acute) pain, others for chronic pain. Either way, here are 12 methods to try.  http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20655874,00.html

Recurrent pain can definitely affect your quality of life, but learning how to cope with stress can help you manage that pain and lessen its harmful impact. It’s true you can’t meditate your cancer away but meditation can help with curing what ills you?

Herbs and Supplements. Some herbs and supplements may help reduce pain. Yerba mate tea has been found to decrease pain during chemotherapy. Valerian may reduce pain and promote rest and sleep. Feverfew might help prevent migraine headaches. Probiotics included in some brands of yogurt can reduce abdominal pain and bloating.

Herbs can interact with other medicines you may be taking. Talk with your provider or pharmacist before you use herbs and supplements to manage your pain. You want to make sure there are no possible harmful interactions with your regular medicines.  http://www.corephysicians.org/news-and-health-library/health-library/pain/pain4438/

Also it is true you can’t meditate away your cancer, however, calmer minds are proven to prevail. When we learn how to play a sport or an instrument; how to dance or sing; or even how to fly a plane, we learn how to breathe and how to sit or stand in a way that supports a state of relaxed presence.

My hunch is that when you’re flying,  you’re aware of everything around you,  and yet you’re also relaxed. When you’re water-skiing, you’re paying attention, and if you’re too tense, you’ll fall. All of these activities help us cultivate our capacity for relaxed presence. Mind and body in the same place at the same time.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/06/the-art-of-paying-attention/309312/



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The City of Bridges

As this trip…  and with my drive… to the airport approaches.  I am overwhelmed with thoughts of what could go wrong. As I wonder if Rosa could be over come from the travel and knowing fate must prevail. I am nervous to say the least!!! But I realize and conceive Rosa will leave here in a few weeks with satisfaction 0f curing her own cancer indeed.

On arrival into Portland  (PDX)  you soon realize  this area is one of a kind even at midnight when the city is a lite. Those houses in the hills and the airport covered with greenery and the scent of Roses.   It’s the Rosa Parks Highway that catches my eye and      I know good fate has a raised.

  On the night I arrived it’s a stay at an airport hotel and with a quick morning  automobile  rental  and breakfast with Jenifer & Mike  for a connection to  discuss          The Science of Cannabis  & Cancer. AS everybody always states, “it’s the THC that promotes apoptosis with an analogical effect and chemistry within the plant.” 

However, it’s also Rosa’s thought that maybe cannabis disrupts the parasympathetic system and fight or flight that promotes repair and recovery within the immune system that makes cannabis a time bomb for cancer to die. With THC being over rated maybe she should consider a higher CBD oil for her healing mission.

It’s the parasympathetic nervous system originating in the brain stem and lower part    of the spinal cord;  opposing the physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: which stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels. It’s the parasympathetic nervous system also takes care of the body when at rest. The body responds  to  this  with a chemical reaction — designed also to enable physical activity,  and  that  activity is precisely  what is required  to hit the reset button.  Which activates the parasympathetic nervous system and flushing the waste products of stress. Slowing the flight or fight response and activating the recover and repair mechanism of the immune system…

As I came to Portland to bridge a gap ~ see how Rosa is doing and get her settle into this setting. Marijuana advocates every where believe this often maligned plant can enhance life.  While delivering people  from sickness  and pain I know it has helped Rosa.  Even in todays world scientist don’t understand what is in the plant that makes it work.

But what is known is this: pot dulls pain, aids sleep, stimulates appetite while buffering life’s thumps and shocks. Compounds in this plant helps the body regulates vital function, protects the brain against trauma. Which will boost the immune system while helping the brain reduce memory extinction after castastrophic events. As the weed oil will kick those thoughts out of you head rather quickly like a truth serum!!!

  If cannabis has something to tells us is this. IT IS in 1963,  an organic chemist in Israel named Raphael Mechoulam working at the Weizman Institute of Science outside Tel Aviv peer into the plants chemical composition  and  found tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) another key ingredient in marijuana.  For these even breakthroughs Mechoulam is widely known today for this break through which today is still vastly misunderstood.

   Manual Guzman of the Computence Universite of Madrid in Spain studied cancer for   20 years.  In his studies Guzman  found by giving rats cannabis tumors were eradicated in a third of the rats and reduced in another third.  In His studies also found the cannabinoid anandamide that’s produced by our bodies. Protects our brains from insults with both  physical and emotional trauma.
  Our brains needs to remember experience, however, for our own well being it needs to forget things — horrific things, unnecessary things.  Forgive  and  forget  is the old axiom. For all of Guzman’s work he does not think smoking pot offers up the same medical quality as partaking or vaporizing the oil.

   On day two  —  it’s an intriguing event unfolds with green and blue capsules and a sensitivity to them aggravates the tumor and promotes tumor growth.  It sure pays to know how to listen to your body and is something nobody else can tell you… so listen up and do as your body will tell you to do.

    As Tania along time friend arrives at the airport I am beginning to learn a new as green “vege” juicing was one lesson that I am grateful that I came forward to learn. It’s Memorial Day: with flags blowing gently in the wind. No need for a pacific cup of liquid sunshine and what a great coffee it is.  We take the I-5 South to Eugene to check on a new supply.
   This evening Tania talks about a fabulous movie she seen Decoding Annie Parker and the BRCA Gene. This got me thinking is cancer truly genetics or nutritional or whatever it maybe. The next morning sitting at the airport with a clear blue sky  and  the sun shining.    I think how wonderful  a place like Portland  could be for true healing when fate is indeed achieved.         If you find the right strains and dispensary that can help?

National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical college in North America and a leader in natural medicine education.

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