The Cancer Within

When you hear the word “cancer,” what comes to mind?

Is it the fear of ever being diagnosed ?  Or of watching the person closest to you get the news? Maybe it’s the triumphant feeling of having battled the disease until it’s finally in remission. Or the fear what we always hear about our medical institutions?

Human Anatomy and MedicineDocumentary!!!

Many people associate cancer with the emotions it evokes: the shock, the sadness, the bravery and the exhilaration. Why does cancer develop  and why it responds to certain treatments and others die are still a mystery. More so we hear about how diet can make   an impact and emotional blockage “conflict in life” can prevent you from being cured?

About 13 million Americans have cancer and more than 1 million are diagnosed every year.

To shed light on the disease, CTCA developed The Anatomy of Cancer, a five-minute video that explains cancer in everyday terms. The goal of the video is to answer the key questions so many people have about cancer.

Introduction to Cancer Biology  ….What is cancer?

TEDx – Dr. Glenn Begley – The Complex Biology of Cancer (Why Haven’t We Cured It?) 

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. In the body, there are trillions of cells with various functions. These cells grow and divide to help the body function properly. Cells die when they become old or damaged, and new cells replace them.

Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Old cells do not die and cells grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. These extra cells may form a mass of tissue, called a tumor. Some cancers, such as leukemia, do not form tumors.

There are five main categories of cancer:

  • Carcinomas begin in the skin or tissues that line the internal organs.
  • Sarcomas develop in the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle or other connective tissues.
  • Leukemia begins in the blood and bone marrow.
  • Lymphomas start in the immune system.
  • Central nervous system cancers develop in the brain and spinal cord.

Cancer can occur anywhere in the body. In women, breast cancer is most common.  And in men, it’s prostate cancer. Lung cancer and colorectal cancer affect both men and women in high numbers.

Cancer: Incidence and disease burden

Cancer, a condition of abnormal cell growth, is the second most common cause of death in developed countries.  In  the  year  2000,  there were some 6.2 million cancer related deaths, accounting for 12% of all deaths globally. In the same year, ten million new cases  of cancer were diagnosed  (5.3 million in men  and 4.7 million in women).  And Around one third new cancers could be prevented through the modification of lifestyle factors, particularly smoking, diet and alcohol consumption. Cancer treatment could be more effective if cancer was diagnosed earlier – up to a third of cancer related deaths could be prevented through early detection of cancer.

In Australia, cancer is responsible for more than 7% of all illnesses and deaths. In 2001, there were 88,398 new incidents of cancer in Australia (excluding skin cancers, which are much more common) and 33,319 deaths caused by cancer. The most common type of cancers in Australia are cancers of the colon and rectum (bowel), followed by breast cancers, prostate cancer, melanoma and lung cancer.

The cell cycleNormal cell growth in our bodies is carefully regulated so that the number of new cells produced is equal to the number of cells lost naturally through cell death or injury. The body produces new cells in a process known as the cell cycle. Understanding how the cell cycle works can help you understand how tumours form and how cancer treatment works.The cell cycle is a complex sequence of events.  The first stage of the cell cycle is a process known as mitosis, in which the cell nucleus (which contains DNA) divides to form two separate cells. Mitosis (denoted M in the cell cycle) is followed by a gap phase (denoted G1) in which the cell prepares enzymes that will allow its DNA to duplicate. The DNA in the cell then divides in the synthesis phase, denoted (S). During a second gap phase (G2), the cell produces proteins that enable it to undergo the first/final stage, mitosis (M). Immediately following mitosis, most cells leave the cell cycle and become dormant (phase denoted G0). Cells will eventually leave the cycle forever and die, which is known as the process of apoptosis.

At any time, cells may fall into one of 3 categories:

  • Those that are actively dividing;
  • Those that leave the cell cycle after a certain point and are destined to die (apoptosis); or
  • Those that are in a dormant state waiting to re-enter the cycle (the majority of cells at any one time will be in the dormant phase).

Cancer cells

While cancer cells undergo the same cell cycle process as normal cells, they differ from normal cells because:

  • Cancer cells replicate in an uncontrolled manner, meaning that more new cells are produced than die.
  • Cancers cells can survive amongst cells of different types, and can therefore move from one part of the body to another (e.g. the kidney to the pancreas). This is known as metastasis. Healthy cells, by contrast, stick with other like cells (e.g. kidney with kidney cell).  Therefore,   h o w  d o e s  c a n c e r  s p r e a d ?

Tumors form when an excess of cancerous cells build up as a result of the unregulated division of existing cells. Not all tumors are cancerous – those that are localized and cannot move to other sites (i.e. cannot metastasize) are known as benign and are not considered cancers. Malignant tumors, on the other hand, are those that spread, or metastasize,  to distant sites in the body;  these are considered cancerous.

What causes unregulated cell growth?

Some individuals are said to have a genetic predisposition for cancer; they inherit defective genes, which either fail to switch off cell growth, or initiate growth too easily.

However, most cases of cancer are a result of exposure to so-called carcinogenic factors (i.e. things that cause cancer), such as smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption.


Tumor grade

CancerTumors can be classified as either benign (localised and not by definition cancers) or malignant (undergoing metastasis and classified as cancerous). Cancerous tumours generally grow rapidly, while benign tumours tend to grow slowly over time (though this is not always the case). Rapid growth can be very dangerous, as cancerous cells can form large tumours and invade numerous body sites. However, cancer is most easily treated when cells are growing rapidly.

Bottomline:  How Does Cancer Develop in the Human Body!!

And what are the various types that can occur?

What is the true cause and can you beat it naturally!!

And is Emotional Conflict “trauma” often overlooked?

I would like to give credit of this blog post too  :)

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“Nrf2” Serves as a “Master Regulator”

This idea of making antioxidants (naturally within our cells) compared to the standard approach of  “taking antioxidants”  (in the  form of high-dose vitamin supplements)  is  a fundamentally- different approach to protecting the body  from oxidative stress. Want to see how HUGE oxidative stress and cancer is? Go to The National Institute of  Health and search oxidative stress and Cancer….15,556.00 studies.

  At the very center of this important cellular protective pathway is a protein called “Nrf2”  that serves as a  “master regulator”  of  this body’s antioxidant response.  You might think of Nrf2 as a “thermostat” within our cells that senses the level of oxidative stress and other stressors and turns on internal protective mechanisms. 

Soon after Nrf2 was identified (about 20 years ago), a flurry of scientific discoveries began to show how Nrf2 also regulated genes involved in the production of not only a wide range of antioxidant enzymes  (including SOD,  glutathione,  and catalase),  but  also  important anti-inflammatory proteins, and detoxification or ‘‘stress-response’’ genes.

These protective pathways are involved in the seemingly unrelated areas of health from immune function to tissue repair to cognitive function. But they all share in common this Nrf2  “switch”  that enables cells…. to protect themselves from both internal and external environmental challenges.  In effect,  “Nrf2″ activation enables our cells…. to makes their own “medicines” to help us survive – and thrive – in stressful situations.

It is a NRF-2 Activator.  This DNA pathway up and down regulates 500 of the 25,000 genes in our body.  These genes are called  “the survival genes.”   After  120 days,  in this human trial, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) increased by 30 %;  Catalase increased almost 54%.  These indirect antioxidant enzymes  neutralize 1, 000,000 free radicals per second every second.  Oxidative Stress levels  were reduced by an average of 40% in 30 days and up to 70% in 120 days - 100% of the time.

Oxidative Stress is related to over 250 age-related diseases including Cancer.  We are very excited about the opportunity to blog and educate more people with Protandim.  This is a gift and thats how we offer it. Please review the reseach and videos and let me know if you have any questions:

In Wellness,
Rachel Perlman
racheljoyperlman@yahoo.com

RESEARCH :

The National Institute of Health http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=protandim
 
 a website dedicated to research on Nrf2 activation
the search engine under Google that filters out paid bloggers and advertisers disguised as objective third parties.

BREAST CANCER AND OXIDATIVE STRESS
“The breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) has been well established as a tumor suppressor and functions primarily by maintaining genome integrity. Genome stability is compromised when cells are exposed to oxidative stress. Increasing evidence suggests that BRCA1 regulates oxidative stress and this may be another mechanism in preventing carcinogenesis in normal cells. Oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is implicated in carcinogenesis and is used strategically to treat human cancer. Thus, it is essential to understand the function of BRCA1 in oxidative stress regulation.”

 

NRF2 STUDIES :

Nrf2 studies in NEWS:
Biogen drug Tecfidera ( BG-12, Dimethyl furmate)) for people who have MS. The drug cost patients 50,000 a year and there are reported horrible symptoms and even death. When Biogen did the research the only thing that worked better was Protandim at a cost of $40 a month.
Raising Nrf2 has been found to prevent and/or treat a large number of chronic inflammatory diseases in animal models and/or humans including various cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, lung diseases, diseases of toxic liver damage, cancer (prevention), diabetes/metabolic syndrome/obesity,  sepsis, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV/AIDS and epilepsy.
 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25672622/

NEW:The American Association of Cancer: Nrf2 and Prostate Cancer: http://www.aacrjournals.org 

More evidence of high oxidative stress levels in children with AUTISM. Johns Hopkins recently did a study on how children with Autism are benefitting from Sulforaphane (Broccoli) CBS News did a report on TV…see study and news story. Protandim study shown to be 7x’s more effective.

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The Angry Elephant

An angry elephant  is sitting on my chest  and when I breathe in the angry elephant      only presses harder. Closing off my air ways while making each breath more difficult than the last.  Removing that elephant off  my chest is all that matters.  I  can’t  worry about the squabbles at my job, credit card bills or the wrinkles into old age. You can’t  talk to others about it for fear they might view you as weak.  (You Have To Clear   The Conflict In Your LIFE.)

Only do you wait until the elephant is stomping do you seek help and become impatient because the doctor can’t  fix it immediately. What  the  angry  elephant  teaches  you… is that you must truly  accept  your  weakness to become strong.  Not only,  do  you  realize that  breathing matters  more  than  others opinions  and to live without shame,  getting plenty of  rest,  don’t  smoke  and  get  plenty of  exercise  are  paramount.  But also,  the understanding with love and that immortality is reserved for people in white robes with wings.  ~~Solitarius.org ~~

“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;  the result being  that he does not      live in the present or the future.  He lives as if he is never going to die,  and then dies  having never really lived.”      ~~ Dalai Lama ~~

Awakening the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection!!!

The new research in mind/body medicine  also  caught my attention.  It amazed me to learn how on a purely organic level there really and truly is no separation between our thoughts, our emotions, and our physical bodies. Add to that mix our spirit, and you’ve got the whole human being, as we were created, before the whole slice and dice process of  separation began.

But here’s the interesting part: because we were trained to view mind/body/spirit separately,  on  an energetic level  these  spheres  had learned to  function separately. Even now,  most  people  in  the  general  population  are  cut — off  from  their bodies, unaware of what’s going on in them. Even those who are relatively awake and aware have this disconnect,  through  no fault  of  their  own. The walls went up hundreds of years ago and our consciousness learned to be divided.  In a warped way,  it became      the norm, though it certainly wasn’t natural or healthy.

As a result  we miss the cues  our bodies give us.  Sometimes  we  sense  these  signals (fatigue, upset stomach, aching back), and often times we are so very split off that we miss these flashing red lightsThis information stays buried and we remain unaware that something is terribly amiss,  until we become seriously ill.  We  develop  diabetes, heart disease,  high blood pressure,  or cancer,  because  we  are  not  receiving  these warning signals, or else we receive them and ignore them.

Or maybe we receive them,  want to do something; yet we just don’t know what to do. This is especially true as much illness is caused by chronic stress, and we may not have the ability to comprehend the underlying thought patterns/beliefs that are causing the stress.  And therefore we don’t know how to change.  This  is  why  I eventually shifted from  focusing  on  health  coaching,  and  Reiki  healing,  to  life coaching. Without an awareness of the thoughts and beliefs that drive our behavior, we cannot change.

So now,  we are moving into a shift in energy  on our planet which is breaking up these old patterns of separating/splitting the mind, the body, the spirit.  They are coming back together. And what this means is that a lot of people are getting ill,  or simply feeling like crap even if they are not ill.  As the three spheres of mind/body/spirit fuse back together, we become highly sensitive to every energetic bump. We feel  fatigued, and not well. This is because for the first time (for many), we are receiving information about what is going on within us, and also in our environment.

Those  of  us  who  are  highly  sensitive  have  always  had  these  pathways  open.            We  feel everything  we don’t handle toxins of  any  sort  well,  whether it’s emotional     toxins,  environmental, or pharmaceutical.  Sometimes we react strongly.  While Our feedback loop is instantaneous: we have a troubling thought, which leads to a painful emotion, and immediately, we feel it in our bodies. This is not fun, but it is teaching us    to live consciously, awake and aware, and to be mindful.

When we don’t have this feedback loop functioning, we have little incentive to clean up our act.  Ever noticed how often the nastiest people  on earth are amazingly healthy and hearty?  They live on and on and on,  and never change their ways.  As we move into the New Earth energy, and become established in this energy, this will no longer be possible. If, for example, someone is behaving heartlessly, their heart is likely to respond in a loud and clear manner.

About the Author

Linda loves her work  as  a  life coach.  In fact,  she  is  quite  passionate  about  guiding       others along their  journey to awaken.  Linda  finds  it a privilege  to  walk  the  path  with another,  and  points out the signposts,  the  choices , the  opportunities,  and the different perspectives that can make the journey vastly more interesting, engaging and meaningful. If you would like to learn more about Linda Lubin’s  work,  please visit her website ===> http://www.enlightened-coaching.com/about-linda-lubin.html

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God is speaking to you — are you listening?

I believe that God speaks to each of us,  if  we are contemplative and open enough to listen. When I was healing from a prognosis of “terminal” cancer in 2010,     I relied on God’s whispers through alpha, journaling and body awareness to guide my way back to health.  So On This Valentine’s Day Open Your Heart & Listen :)

Reading back through my journals from 2010 helps me reflect on where I used to be and where I am now in life.  In The Artist’s Way  author Julia Cameron suggests …. writing 750 words every morning.  At first there was a lot of emotional “dumping” in my morning pages, but eventually jewels of wisdom began to emerge. I would often write letters to God, asking questions and sharing concerns. If I didn’t get an answer right away, I would almost always encounter signs later that day or the next that helped reduce my anxiety and gain clarity and peace about my course of action.

We define alpha (Optimum Health Institute’s style of meditation) as a state somewhere between prayer and meditation,  where you can both talk to and listen to God.  On more than one occasion, God has spoken to me directly in the alpha state. A couple of months after  I  began  practicing  alpha  at  OHI,  God  reassured  me  not  to  spend  any energy worrying about my recovery.   Instead,  I was directed to walk alongside  others on their healing journey, inspiring and encouraging them. The seed was planted for my career at OHI.

OHI transformed me from a powerless victim who had been told by my oncologists I       had a “zero percent chance of survival” to a powerful victor by changing my awareness      of the body’s amazing ability to heal.  Dr. Bruce Lipton says, “The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.” I believe God    has  give n each  of  us  the spiritual gifts of intuition  and  body awareness (what I call body wisdom) to use in our healing.

Peg Harvey  is  the OHI Director of Program Development and Training.  Come meet    her, and hear more inspiring stories. Then experience your own personal transformation   in body, mind and spirit at OHI in San Diego or Austin, Texas.  Our caring team can help you achieve your mental,  physical, emotional and spiritual goals for optimal health. Visit our  website  at www.optimumhealth.org,  and call us at  (800) 993-4325  to make your reservation.

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“CANCER `THE nUTS & bOLTS”

Cancer is looked at as this elusive thing,  when in all actuality,  it is something that
happens every day in every personYou  develop  one million cancer cells  in  your    body every day.  And,  every day,  your body kills one million cancer cells. Also for           a better understanding we must realize how cancer works ….being Valentines Day          is tomorrow lets remember love ones lost, especially Ruby Ellis’  son  Jared :(  

What is cancer? Cancer is not a tumor.  A tumor… is the name given to a group of
cancer cells.  Cancer cells are mutated cells.  And every day you develop about one   million mutated cells in your body.  And every day of your life,  your body gets rid             of those cancer cells.  Even if you have a tumor,  up until you got that tumor, every        day of your life, your body developed one million cancer cells, and every day, your     body got rid of them.   W E   M u s t   F i g u r e   O u t   C a u s e  N’  E f f e c t ?

Your body is amazing.  Every second you produce 50 million new cells. Every second your body makes 50 million new cells.  Every second your body rips apart the genetic code in 50 million cells. Every second it duplicates 50 million cells. Every second. Now,  in that process, with SOOO many cells being made in one day.  There is bound to be an error here and there. Imagine copying 50 million pieces of paper every second. Do you think you might make an error or two, or a million? Exactly.  As your body creates 50 million new cells each second, there are some errors. And these errors are cancer cells.

Your body created a system to deal with this, because it knows errors happen. So your immune system works every day to kill off these cancer cells. While some people realize the importance of an alkaline balance others understand through research how it also regulates itself through the kidneys for greater awareness?

What happens when you get a tumor is that your body does not kill off these cells that have divided wrong. Your body, for whatever reason, lets them grow. Most cells that are mutated grow and divide quicker than normal cells, so the damaged cells begin to grow and divide. And then you develop a tumor big enough to create medical symptoms and for the disease care system to detect and diagnose.

Now, wouldn’t it make more sense to fix the reason, ” why your body quit killing the
mutated cells?”  What happened? Why did your body quit doing something it had done      a million times each day for your entire life?

Better yet, if you got your body to start killing those mutated cells, those cancer cells,         it wouldn’t matter why it quit. Maybe why might make a difference to keep it from happening in the future, but it wouldn’t matter now. Your body would be killing the cancer cells, and without any surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, your body would heal itself, just as your body has done a million times a day in the past. But the question of why your body stopped killing these mutated cells is not addressed by the medical symptoms and disease care system.

Cells and radiation

The cell cycle phase is important because usually radiation first kills the cells that are actively dividing. It doesn’t work very quickly on cells that are in the resting stage (G0) or are dividing less often. The amount and type of radiation that reaches the cell and the speed of cell growth affect whether and how quickly the cell will die or be damaged. The term radiosensitivity describes how likely the cell is to be damaged by radiation.

Cancer cells tend to divide quickly and grow out of control. Radiation therapy kills cancer cells that are dividing, but it also affects dividing cells of normal tissues. The damage to normal cells causes unwanted side effects. Radiation therapy is always a balance between destroying the cancer cells and minimizing damage to the normal cells.

Radiation doesn’t always kill cancer cells or normal cells right away. It might take days or even weeks of treatment for cells to start dying, and they may keep dying off for months after treatment ends. Tissues that grow quickly, such as skin, bone marrow, and the lining of the intestines are often affected right away. In contrast, nerve, breast, brain, and bone tissue show later effects. For this reason, radiation treatment can cause side effects that might not be seen until long after treatment is over.

Cancer Cells and Chemotherapy


Cancerous tumors are characterized by cell division, which is no longer controlled as it is in normal tissue.   “Normal” cells stop dividing when they come into contact with like cells, a mechanism known as contact inhibition.  Cancerous cells lose this ability.  Pictures of cancer cells show that cancerous cells lose the ability to stop dividing when they contact healthy cells. This is one fact …. I don’t understand “why they don’t supplement?”

Cancer cells no longer have the normal checks and balances in place that control and limit cell division.  The process of cell division, whether normal or cancerous cells, is through the cell cycle.  The cell cycle goes from the resting phase, through active growing phases, and then to mitosis (division).

The ability of chemotherapy to kill cancer cells depends on its ability to halt cell division.  Usually,  cancer drugs work by damaging the RNA or DNA that tells the cell how to copy itself in division.  If the cancer cells are unable to divide, they die.  The faster that cancer cells divide, the more likely it is that chemotherapy will kill the cells, causing the tumor to shrink.  They also induce cell suicide (self-death or apoptosis).

Chemotherapy drugs that kill cancer cells only when they are dividing are called cell-cycle specific.  Chemotherapy drugs that kill cancer cells when they are at rest are called cell-cycle non-specific.  The scheduling of chemotherapy is set based on the type of cells, rate at which they divide, and the time at which a given drug is likely to be effective.  This is why chemotherapy is typically given in cycles.

Chemotherapy is most effective at killing cells that are rapidly dividing.  Unfortunately, chemotherapy does not know the difference between cancer cells and the normal cells. The “normal” cells will grow back and be healthy but in the meantime, side effects occur.  The “normal” cells most commonly affected by chemotherapy are the blood cells, the cells in the mouth, stomach and bowel, and the hair follicles; resulting in low blood counts, mouth sores, nausea, diarrhea, and/or hair loss.  Different drugs may affect different parts of the body.

Chemotherapy (anti-neoplastic drugs) is divided into five classes based on how they work to kill cancer.  Although these drugs are divided into groups, there is some overlap among some of the specific drugs.  Further sections discuss several different types of chemotherapy in the effort to further explain these important procedures.

More Chemotherapy Information:

Chemotherapy Terms
Chemotherapy Protocols – How Chemotherapy Works
How Chemotherapy Is Given
How Doctors Decide Which Chemotherapy Drugs To Give
How Long Chemotherapy Is Given
How To Tell If Chemotherapy Is Working
Cancer Cells & Chemotherapy
Types of Chemotherapy
Targeted Therapy
The Immune System
About Immunotherapy
Hormone Therapy
Chemoporotective Agents
Chemotherapy Resistance
Short & Long Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Nadir
Cancer Clinical Trials

In fact, your body’s killing cancer cells is what the medical symptoms and disease care system ends up relying upon in the end. The medical system just looks at getting the cancer out, and who cares about why you stopped killing these cells yourself? They do their chemo, radiation and/or surgery and then, and at the very end, they rely upon your inner wisdom. They hope that your body is able to get rid of any cancer cells that might be left. The following idea is my theory, which is really no different than what the medical profession has, because they only have a theory as well. They only difference is that more people subscribe to their theory. Popular opinion is no measure of validity, because at one point in America it was popular opinion that burning people at the stake was a good idea.
Cancer does not metastasize and spread. Cancer does not pick up its bags, and travel somewhere and find a new home. You hear the doctors say, “We have to get it early before it metastasizes.” Here is my theory:

There is part of your DNA that is constructively, with intent, mutating itself to try to better deal with the perceived environment. Every cell has the DNA needed to make any cell that is within your body and, at any one time, 50 million cells are mutating. So when cells mutate specifically with intent, they do so in more than one place. If one of these mutations that happened in multiple places doesn’t end up serving the body, the body usually gets rid of these cells.

But if, for some reason, the body does not recognize the cancer cell as cancer, it will not  get rid of the cells, and the body will not get rid of those mutated cells anywhere they are   in the body.  If these cells are left to grow,  the body has a different blood supply, oxygen supply, and all sorts of other factors that are different in all the different parts of the body, so of course the cells will grow at different rates,  and the tumor,  or group of cancer cells, will show up in some places before others. If this continues, eventually you will see tumors in other parts of the body. They all started at the same time. No one metastasized. That is why tumors can often seem to be of the same origin.

I am not saying no cancer metastasizes. I think some do. The body’s lymph system is like a sewer system; its job is to filter out all the garbage, including cancer cells, from the lymph. Then your immune system has a concentrated place from which to launch its attack. This is very efficient. But sometimes the cancer cells can grow in these lymph nodes, wherever they are in the body.

This to me is also the reason why in so many people the cancer comes back later. The doctors never really dealt with why the body was not killing the cancer cells in the first place. They just focused on getting rid of the cancer.

If you have a plumbing leak and the bathroom floor is flooding with water, do you
just keep mopping up the water, or do you find out why the water is on the floor and fix that? If the body is not getting rid of cancer cells, you are developing cancer cells in your body. Do you just keep killing the cancer cells, or do you look at why your body quit killing those cancer cells?

So what can you do to help your body heal when you expressing symptoms of cancer?

I would recommend everyone who has or wants to prevent cancer, read this page first. If you do not understand any of the facts below, simply read the supporting information – just click on the links underlined in blue. They will explain the concepts more thoroughly.1. You must treat the person, not just the cancer. It doesn’t matter what type of cancer, or how far it has advanced, or metastasized, or whatever. You must treat the causes behind why someone got the cancer in the first place. (click on the not just one cause of cancer link below for how you treat the individual person)2. You must understand there is NOT just one cause of cancer. There are many contributing factors to cancer.

3. You must understand what is cancer, how does cancer form, how does cancer come about, and who gets cancer.

4. You must increase the function of your immune system to help heal your body from cancer. Essiac is a great herb tea used for doing this, see below.

5. You must decrease the things contributing to cancerous cells in your body.

6. Chemo and Radiation are poisons and do not help the body be healthier and the medical cancer statistics are skewed.

7. You must change the things in your life that were causing the cancer, to prevent cancerous cells from coming back.

I know many natural health care practitioners who are helping 80-90% of the people they see heal themselves of cancer, and this is usually with people the medical symptoms and disease care system has given up on. I think the numbers would be even better if natural practitioners got the “easy” cases as well.

So what can you do to help your body heal when you expressing symptoms of cancer? There are a few things that have shown to be very beneficial that you can add to anything you are already doing.

1. The biggest one is adding to your level of health. Doing what it takes to increase the level of health in your body. Doing at least 7 things every day to increase your health and wellness. If you don’t know exactly what this means, read my book, “The Creator’s Manual for Your Body”.

2. Another is an herb/tea mixture called Essiac. It is a specific combination of herbs that you make into a tea and drink. It has produced miracles for people who have had no other hope.  Might even be on the superlative supplement list with chemotherapy?

There is a book called “Essiac – The Secrets of Rene Caisse’s Herbal Pharmacy” by Sheila snow and Mali Klein.

I sell the Essiac formula on my website, and with a little bit of time, you can make it yourself for really, really cheap. I tell you how to make it yourself if you want here.

Dr. Jamie Fettig

You can also buy Essiac for unreasonable amounts of money elsewhere on the internet. But I wouldn’t recommend this.

That is the cheapest you will find it anywhere.

I would use Essiac if I had cancer no matter what else you choose to do. The worst case scenario is the Essiac tea does nothing. The best case is it completely helps your body heal itself of the cancer.

Can the doctors say that about the chemo? Or radiation? Or surgery?

Anything that helps your immune system can also benefit you. Mainly because it is your immune system that gets rid of the cancer cells on a day-to-day basis. So if your immune system is working better, so will your body’s ability to get rid of cancer cells. So remember, cancer is not everything your medical doctor necessarily says it is. Follow your inner knowing and do what your inner knowing tells you to do.

3. Find a practitioner or doctor who understands theses concepts who will help you figure out what is causing you to produce cancer cells and what is  causing your immune system function to  lapse. While also getting you in touch with the mind, body & spirit connection to help reduce the amount of cancer cells your body produces and increase the function of your immune system. Its also very important to do some of your own research and its that knowing from intuition helps in your survival chances.

Nutrition and supplementation is an important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right  foods before, during, and even after treatment… helping you feel better and stay stronger.  The American Cancer Society….  has prepared this guide….  to help you…. and your loved ones.  Cope better with your treatment side effects…. that might affect how well you absorb nutrition as you eat. Chances are, if you are reading this booklet either you or someone you care about is going through cancer treatment. You will learn its about nutrition ~ nutrition ~ nutrition!!!     Liquid Vitamins versus Pills….  and the Google Store?

T h i s  i s  H o w  C a n c e r W o r k s  b y  J u d y  S e e g a r ?

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An Affordable Means to CANCER

Understand why its understanding me.  It was January 24th 2004, when he was  told the cancer had to run its course. Go home to die were the words that resonated with me for the next 14 months. What I didn’t know back then was computers,  the internet or Facebook and when I looked into a mirror I felt empty not knowing.  As my  faith was in them the medical profession. 

After watching the previous 14 years, bladder cancer turned into a more aggressive secondary cancer “Leiomyosarcoma.” As I would sit wondering about all I ever heard about the evils of cancer treatment. Did his initial radium treatment, or radiation and chemotherapy cause this. Through the years did all these combine treatment cause his death creed (THANK YOU Rosa Parkin;  for showing me the cure to the incurable..)

Also pondering in my own head if they had a clear cut fact or opinion when it comes to cancer.  Does anybody really read or understand the research we hear on or read in the news. Or does the medical profession have us fooled for the almighty dollar.  It was nine years ago start of February when I began my quest of trying to Slay the Dragon. Within that time I have learned their is more than one way to slay that dragon.

As a nation with a broken health care system and skyrocketing cost unfold.  Maybe we  should try to learn a new age method of dealing with all chronic disease not just cancer. As I discovered  through  those years  more and more people  are  like  me  on Facebook. Learning through awareness and their own trials and tribulations answers to cancer.

Cancer is NOT a fungus – despite all the hype from scamster Tullio Simoncini. We have always had fungi around.  Same for bacteria,  same for viruses,  same for stress and any other number of cancer causes put forth to sell books, treatments and supplements. What has NOT always been around is the toxins in our air,  water and  food — and the increase in the incidence of  cancer tracks with the increase in toxins in the industrial age….  then gathered even more steam with the adulteration of our foods.

Most of the foods on our shelves also contain chemicals and additives that are known to harm either the human body or laboratory animals. If they harm animals, they can harm you too.  Most of the ingredients that you should avoid fall into one of three areas:  food additives, artificial sweeteners and artificial colors.  More and more experts are agreeing…. you are wise to try to avoid as many chemicals in your foods as possible.  By shopping in mostly the produce,  while limiting your time in the dairy and meat sections  of your grocery store. You can avoid many of the harmful food additives.

Cancer is pleomorphic at times having characteristics of  fungus  or bacteria and other times being virus-like.  That does not make it a fungus,  bacteria  or  virus.  And fungus does tend to be present  at the site of  cancers.  Likewise,  it is also present  at the site of wounds and infections.  If an animal  is shot with an arrow and then goes off and dies, one is likely to  find  the fungus at the wound site.  Was the injury, therefore a  fungus? No.  The wound caused the  fungus …much the same way the damage from cancer can cause fungus.

Therefore, Your body can get out of balance in many ways. Hormonal, enzymatic and with vitamin  and  mineral deficiencies  being  caused by gluten  and  other  sensitivities our body has. The body has many different pH balances, your skin has one and stomach another, blood, etc. So you may raise the pH of the skin and there is absorption going on as well. What you might have missed is the detoxification will create a healthier balance in the body hence will then help with a proper pH balance. Good things happen. Balance is what we are trying to achieve. Detoxing pulls out toxins that create the imbalance.

Our natural healthy state is a pH balance of  7.35 – 7.45, which is slightly alkaline. It is known that when your body starts veering towards an acidic state it has to work extra hard to bring it back into a state that is slightly alkaline. One of the ways this is done is by sapping calcium reserves, as well as other minerals out of our bones in order to help buffer this imbalance.

At-Home Test  for Over — Acidity If you can’t tell if you’re too acidic using these criteria, there’s a simple and fairly accurate way to test yourself. Just check the pH of your saliva using pH Hydrion test strips or paper. Saliva closely parallels the blood when it comes to pH. Compare your results to these benchmarks: The Normal blood pH = 7.4  and Normal saliva pH = 6.5 to 7.0  If  your  saliva pH  consistently  falls below 6.5,  you  are  to acidic. If it consistently reads above 7.0, you could be too alkaline.

If you would like to correct low pH levels, take a half teaspoon, one or two times a day of baking soda in water. This raises my pH level, making my body fluids more alkaline, which makes me less open to diseases like cancer.  If I want to give it ‘a kick’ —  I can put 1/8th or 1/4 teaspoon of food grade hydrogen peroxide into the baking soda and water. This creates an ‘alka-seltzer’ solution which oxygenates the blood for you.

Augmenting Cancer Therapy through Diet…

Dr. Colin Champ presents the historical data on dietary manipulation and cancer care, how diet and nutrition play a role in cancer care, this reviews existing data supporting nutritional intervention in cancer care,  and  explores future directions for diet in the management of cancer!

Asparagus and Cancer: Is It a Natural Cure? There are many foods that have special properties, nutrients, and undiscovered cofactors that can help the body in the healing process. When it comes to helping the body  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 simply eating 1 cup of asparagus every day will give enough support to help the body heal from cancer.

We have always been tea drinkers at www.tea4life.co.uk, mainly builder’s tea with       lots of sugar (yum!).  However,  this all changed back in 2008  when Samantha Corti,   the founder,  was diagnosed with a serious illness.  This got me thinking, reading and researching about illness, diet, tea and all the amazing things that can help your body recover. The champion of teas, it turns out, is GREEN tea ( but definitely without milk and sugar). We heard great things about green tea being a truly wonderful source of anti-oxidants, polyphenols and catechins having other health benefits as long as your arm. Our favorite and one of the best sources of all these health boosting elements we learned, is Japanese Sencha.

The relationship between unhealthy eating and the development of cancer and other diseases are undeniable.  When most people  get a cancer diagnosis  their doctors are quick to prescribe drugs and harsh treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. All of these treatments have a harrowing effect on the body opening it up to        a whole host of other problems.

Holistic health practitioners, on the other hand, will often recommend detoxification methods such as cleansing to eliminate cancer from the body. In this video in this link Allison Biggar  interviews  European  journalist  and ovarian  cancer  survivor  Evita Ramparte  about  how  she cured her cancer naturally through a raw vegan diet with      out chemotherapy, surgery or radiation.

Also I heard a many success story about Serrapeptase ability to break down tumors. Serrapeptase digests inflammations,  scars (non-living tissue),  blood clots,  cysts, and arterial plaque  and  inflammation in all forms.  The late German physician,  Dr. Hans Nieper, used Serrapeptase to treat arterial blockage in his coronary patients as well as Serrapeptase protects against stroke and is reportedly more effective and quicker than EDTA Chelation treatments in removing arterial plaque. He also reports Serrapeptase dissolves blood clots and causes varicose veins to shrink or diminish. Dr. Nieper told of   a woman scheduled for hand amputation and a man scheduled for bypass surgery who both recovered quickly without surgery after treatment with Serrapeptase allowing the immune system to do it’s job effectively.

Hence  I  found a good input regarding our immune System attacking Cancer Cells….. Everyone will need to read and  draw the best conclusions for themselves. The immune system  is  not only  moderately effective  in  fighting cancer,    because cancer cells are essentially modified “self” cells.  Meaning the immune system usually doesn’t recognize them as harmful.

The immune response is triggered only in certain types of cancer – when cancer cells become so hi…ghly abnormal that they are recognizable as “nonself” cells. Sometimes these abnormalities involve changes  in  proteins made in the cancer cell.  When these proteins  appear on the cell surface  via the major histocompatibility complex  (MHC) molecule,  the immune system recognizes them as antigens and responds accordingly. 

However, the immune system must race to keep up with the rapidly dividing cancer  cells. One reason cancer cells are difficult to recognize is that they “hide” by removing from their surface the chemical ID that says something is wrong.  Even  in  that  case, natural killer (NK) cells — lymphocytes that act as backup and mobilize when all else fails — should move in. The job of NK cells is to destroy cells  suspiciously showing no message. But in cancer, even this fallback may fail. That’s because some cancer cells, such as those of the breast,  prostate,  kidney,  lung,  and ovary,  secrete a pattern of cytokines — those proteins instrumental in activating the adaptive immune system response — that somehow interferes with and suppresses the response.

The immune system  is  designed  to  remove things not normally  found in the body.        Cells  undergoing  change,  precursors  of  cancer cells,  are normally recognized and removed by the immune system.  Unfortunately, the different cancer cell mechanisms  block the immune system’s ability to recognise them, allowing them to freely continue cancer development.

While Transfer Factor (TF) focuses on specific it’s description focuses on the immune chemistries,  based  on it’s ingredients,  specifically the immume system,  Cellect Powder   is different, and is comprised of all minerals, 74 proprietary in addition to what is listed on the label, it includes every mineral in their correct proportions to each other, causing correct electromagnetivity,  causing correct pH,  as pH is an indicator to some degree.

The domino effects are correct, and cause the correct DNA expression. this causes cells and chemistries to be manufactured correctly. This biochemistry…. balances which will cover overall eletromagnetic fields to cause correct DNA expression and correct domino effects and the required mineral base to manufacture the cells and chemistries correctly, These  previously made incorrect cells  and chemistries cannnot survive in the corrected environment and die off in a natural manner. no surgery, no cemo, no toxic chemistries.

Because every cell has a row of chromosomes which are identical in every cell, likewise serial number, called “Phenotype.” And is because cancer cells have the same phenotype, which means  the body manufactured the incorrect cells,  which  are  called  “Mutations.” Therefore,  they are not outside invaders.  Whereas,  the donor of  a surgical transplant surgery has a different phenotype,  which the recipient body interprets as an “outside invader”  which the immune system will attack any outside invader.

Hence as the invaders has a different phenotype. if a cancer cell is an outside invader, then the immune system would go after it. And because the cancer “Mutated” cell has the same phenotype. Therefby,  the immune system will not go after the cancer cell,  which is why they have a high failure rate. When a supplement corrects the system, the events are all normal and non toxic.

Two protocols found to help cancer patients are:

Many successes with both prostate cancer and bone cancer cases has been warranted with Yirme’s protocol. Four times daily (morning, noon, evening, bedtime) take at least 250 micrograms  Cytoplan  Selenium,  3  Alta Health Products  Silica,  100 micrograms Cytoplan GTF Chromium,  and 1 cup of CanGest tea (1 level teaspoon in teacup of warm water). The approximate cost of this protocol is around $150.00 a month for the approx 6 bottles of  Selenium 3 bottles of  Silica 2 bottles of  Chromium. This is the therapeutical dose for people with Cancer and other auto immune DisEases …

“Yris’  Hubby’s  Anticancer Smoothie:”  Baby Spinach,  Kale (2 leaves),  Beets (1 small), Carrots (1), Broccoli (4 florets), Avocado (1 small), Banana (1), Asparagus (4), Chlorella powder (1 tsp),  Hemp Oil (1 Tsps),  Aloe Vera (2 ounces),  Probiotics in powder (garden life) CELLECT POWDER (1-2 scoops), Grind:15 Apricot seeds, 15 Raw almonds, 3 Brazil nuts, Almond milk.  Mix it and drink it!

The sun is the supreme giver of all life and the greatest source of energy existing in our solar system. Just as water is the source of all life, the Sun is the source of all water. For it is not until the hydrogen radiating from the sun merges with the oxygen of the Earth’s atmosphere that water (H20) can be created.

The receiving of sunlight not only works to stimulate the brain,  but also held as one         of  the  five essential  elements  in  both  Traditional Chinese  and  Ayurvedic Medicine.  The sun which delivers a masculine energy to our mother Earth, is also responsible for stimulating our bodies to produce the essential brain antioxidant Vitamin D, typically referred to as “the master hormone”.    With meditation… Key to SUCCESS?

This video features Kevin Perrott in a documentary that follows him in a search for the latest methods for extending healthy longevity and what scientific evidence tells us what aging will look like in the future. Narrated by acclaimed bio-gerontologist Michael Rose with appearances by Ray Kurzweil, Greg Fahy, Terry Grossman and many others.

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Jesicha and her HOPE

For Jesicha  Erin  Napolitano her life ( March 13th 1975 — August 20th 2011) was all to short but sweet. Born the second of  eleven siblings. She was a extremely talented, creative, loving, a giving woman.  She  found joy in all things she did and never missed  an opportunity to experience something new. From an early age Jesicha would delight herself and others creating designs or fashions  for her younger siblings.  She was also destine to be a designer,  her eye for design was clearly evident

By Jesicha’s early twenties she was off to NYC,  displaying her fashions at the shows      and selling into fashion boutiques for children. Her talents did not stop at fashion, she designed her own home and found the time to do much of the detail work on the house herself. Her hands never stopped moving, her mind always a whirl. there was always      a dream ready for her to turn it into reality. Her life was full always inspiring herself    to reach the mountain top and she had little room for cancer.

Most clients or associates were surprised to learn Jesicha had battled breast cancer for three years. Never did she wear cancer on her sleeve, but pushed it to the back, in a deep dark corner,  exactly where it need be,  for Jesicha has life to live,  places to go,  things to do and a life to enjoy.  When it came time for cancer,  there  was  just  no – room  for  it. When the chemotherapy  and  radiation began to take a toll on her body,  and  had not accomplished the task of killing the cancer.

Perhaps she would admit that decision was made too late; yet she did trust the doctors     to tell her when chemo was no longer the answer. She was disappointed that she trusted and did not get what she expected; the truth needs be told, early on, in time for a patient  to make their logical decisions.  Therefore,  Jesicha  turned  to  alternative treatments. It was then in a clinic in Mexico that Jesicha decided to organize  Jesicha’s Hope. Which is  appropriately named – for it is Jesicha that is giving hope to others and will continue.

Jesicha never wanted to be known for her cancer; she hated the very thought the cancer was even a part of her. She  was  Jesicha  the  person,  the designer,  lover of animals and children. She was more than anything the sister of ten wonderful loving sibllings and the loving daughter of a mom and dad. However, unless her cancer story is fully told. Others may not fully understand “why”  she created the organization Jesicha’s Hope.

Her  ‘rude’ awakening as she called it came towards the end of her journey; she thought     it was the beginning of a lifetime ahead of her cancer free; her cancer free lifetime wasn’t as long as she envisioned.  At 2:50 am  Saturday August 20th 2011 Jesicha succumbed to liver failure due to chemotherapy poisoning. Her mother, her sister Natasha and brother Ethan were by her side.  At 2:50 am Jesicha let go of her mother’s hand forever.  AS Her dream of Jesicha’s Hope was handed over to her mother,  who carries the same torch for her daughter.

Jesicha’s Hope takes the fear out of going it alone, the Jesicha’s Hope Team supports and listens to those fears.  When you reach Jesicha’s Hope that fearful pain disintegrates when Hope appears,  no longer do you feel desperate, because we are here for you, the confusion is replaced with understanding of your options.  Knowing someone on our team…. will be there when you need them.  When you are at peace with your treatment plan,  with others on your side, truly understanding your situation and emotions, its a life filled with HOPE.

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Spirit of a Woman

This  Lady  is truly Remarkable,  Beautiful,  Loving,  Caring  and Wonderful … meet Shannon Knight.” I know, saying cured is forbidden when it comes to cancer. To some degree  in the medical profession  I understand,  but at the same time  our life depends   on how we think! We need to be careful with our words and own our healing.  As man thinketh so shall it be! I own the healing! We heal our bodies from ailment all the time. Attitude is the driving force behind healing. We cannot ignore this. 

Shannon is a remarkable survivor  and  beat the odds  because she left her country.  She   beat the odds and had victory over stage 3 & 4 breast cancer when she was told she had 3 months to a year to live. She turned down toxic chemotherapy!  She now runs “Angels for Shannon” helping people raise money for the same healthy treatments she used that their insurance will not cover in America.  Shannon  is  inspiring,  a warrior,  happy and always researching!  She is a strong advocate  and there is never a dull moment with this woman. There are wonderful surprises around every corner. She heals from her pains rather than lay down and do nothing.  She now lives life to help others.

I  had  many  surgeries  in those two years  and   I was in a great deal of pain.  I  had  a bilateral  mastectomy,   bilateral  knee  replacements,  then  the  left  knee  had  problems because the replacement was put in crooked,  so the new surgeons tried correcting it with cutting bone and three screws in my tibia. The surgery failed, so a knew knee replacement was put in correctly. Then my gall bladder was removed, a foot surgery prior to finding out about the cancer that had trouble healing.  I had a two inch screw in the top of my foot for almost a year.  So using a wheel chair  was difficult  because of the complications with my surgery from the mastectomy.

The journey was rough, I can still smell the anesthesia and feel all the IV needle pricks  and of course I feel the pain in my bones and my chest.  Which will eventually fade away with time.  I felt the anger well up inside me,  sometimes when I look in the mirror at all   the scars the doctor says will fade away.  They remind me of my battle and the dignity I tried so desperately to hang on to.

I was diagnosed July 19th 2006,  my brother’s birthday  around 6:45 pm as my  world  came  crashing down  around me.  I’ll never forget  the moment I found out.  I looked at the conveniently placed box of tissue and felt like I had to prove I could accept all of this without crying. I just listened without asking questions because I knew if I spoke a single word I would fall to pieces.  I finally excused myself  from the doctor’s office,  went to the restroom,  put my hands on the sink  and looked in the mirror.  And whispered to myself over and over “No, not me, this is not happening.” I couldn’t breathe, I felt tears stinging but would not let them fall.  I just kept looking in the mirror, telling myself,   “Be strong, don’t cry, you can handle this! Just go back into the doctor’s office and be cool, calm and collect.

I was also pleading to God why? Why me, I had already been through so much, did you have to pick me?  I remembered saying to God,  “I am telling you Lord  this one I cannot handle!”  You promised us Lord that you would never give us more than we could handle.  I am not as strong as you must think I am.  How  am  I  going to drive home?  It was close 7 pm  when I returned to the waiting area.  As just I sat there  while  the  doctor  got  some paperwork together for me.  I wasn’t going home yet, he was sending me to another doctor that was waiting for me after hours.  Obviously this was all coordinated  and I appreciated how they handled it actually. But I just couldn’t see how I would be able to get to my next evening appointment safely with this news on my mind.

I realized everyone in the office was gone except  the doctor and nurse. There was only   the light coming from office. It was such an eerie feeling.  As I called my mother in CA to     tell her what happened and to wish my brother a happy birthday.  What an odd thing hit me.  A favorite song of mine and my brother’s Unwell by Matchbox 20  was playing on the intercom. While Seattle’s UW Medical Center recommended three types of chemotherapy. The were going to combine  two drugs for the IV and  the third drug  was going to be a pill.  It took conviction  to stay the course  using unconventional cancer treatments  and refuse chemo and radiation. With the treatment I chose,  I felt healthier while healing from stage III breast cancer.

Who are we if our breasts aren’t perfect or we have too full a bottom or tummy, too many wrinkles,  men worried about balding.  I’m more aware of that type of consciousness in all of us now more than ever. I think it’s great to take care of yourself because it makes us feel confident and when we’re confident,  we can move mountains.  Having balance in the area of being the best in every way is what is key through; mind, body and spirit.

I think our soul becomes more beautiful as more scars collect on the outside. Sometimes our outer beauty can become a distraction from working on the beauty of our soul. I think that if people worked out their souls as much  as they worked out their bodies,  this world would be a better place to live in. I know I’m a little bit of an idealist, but I think a lot of us tend to concentrate on perfecting our physical bodies.

I am a partner in my own success. I am the one with faith, I am the one with the positive attitude because I will not give up. I am the one that will risk and cross that border. I did not rely on a doctor to cure me, I relied on God, doctor and myself. Even then when it is your time to go, it is your time to go. I still believe in healing the body from cancer.

If  it  wasn’t  for  the uncommon generosity  of  everyone whom donated  to Angels for Shannon that helped save my life!  Seriously…. I could not have gotten my treatments in Mexico  without so many people  I have never met.  Faith,  Attitude,  (for lungs nebulizer with molecular silver and peroxide) IV vitamin C,  IV B17,  Ozone therapy,  Dendritic Cell Therapy, Dendritic Cell Cancer Vaccine made with my own blood, Hyperthermia, Enzyme Therapy,  Magnetic Therapy,  Biofeedback,  Nutriceuticals and Live pH Balanced Water.

If I could share advice it would be to please make sure that you have a “round table” of knights, your own noble friends,  people you can trust,  even if it’s just one or two. You’ll make mistakes, believe me you will,  forgive each other. There is power in apologies and forgiveness. Most of all there is healing”  It’s amazing what people will gossip about and     I had friendships that became stronger and some that fell to the wayside by doing things that you would never imagine. I have also seen the worse in people come out even when fighting a terrible disease.

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Joshua’s Journey

   This image is, in the eyes of an unjust and inhumane law an image of a criminal.            I’m not a criminal, nor should I fear becoming one. I am a mother facing every parent’s worst nightmare; the loss of their child.  No parent trying to save their child should live with the fear of losing their child.  “The unnecessary fear” which comes trying to saving him. I am a mother trying to save her son, we are succeeding. And, I am not alone.

In November 2013  we  were  told  our then six year old son Joshua  had only four months to live.  It  is  now  January 2015,  and  Joshua  is very much alive,  healthy and happy. With thanks to an 100% organic nutrient rich and balanced diet,  alkaline water, nutraceuticals, fresh juices, frequency medicine, herbal medicine known as cannabis oil and  an  array of integrative medical approaches  which was overseen  by specialists, we have successfully stopped an AA3 brain tumour from growing.

Joshua had a 4.2cm brain tumour,  known as an AA3  (Anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3), which was caused by a rare cancer known as Constitutional Mis-match Repair Deficiency syndrome, MSH6 (CMMRD).  There is very little known about this cancer,  and even less known about this type of brain tumour caused by this rare genetic mutation. The tumour was found on an MRI scan in March 2013, almost two years ago. The rarity of this cancer has meant that neither chemotherapy nor radiation can, or will cure or save Joshua’s life. In November 2013 we were told to take our son home  and  “decide where we would like his  ‘end of life’  to occur.”

With no conventional treatments  available to cure or save our son,  we knew it was up     to us to do whatever it takes for our son.  Blessings often come in disguise. We did what any parent would do  in our position.  We  did  not  give  up.  Upon hearing of this brain tumour back in March 2013,  we  immediately  implemented  an integrative health  and wellness protocol. Our aim was to strengthen his immune system, reduce inflammation, heal the gastrointestinal tract  and  balance the body’s pH levels,  and of course achieve apoptosis and angiogenesis of the tumour whilst still protecting our sons DNA.

This protocol  has been constructed  with support  and guidance of integrative medical specialists across the planet, and the determination and commitment of two parents who will do whatever it takes to save their child.  We have kept a daily running sheet  of  what our son eats,  his medicines,  his behaviours  and  bodily responses,  which  have  proven invaluable from an observation standpoint.

Never could we have imagined  giving  our  child  cannabis,  let  alone  be  faced  with  a  cancer prognosis of only four months. We flew interstate and spoke with world renowned specialist of brain tumours. We asked him his thoughts about medicinal cannabis oil.  His response gave this herbal medicine the credibility and endorsement it deserved, and gave us the confidence to do all we can to save our son. With No parent should be considered a criminal for trying to save their child,  especially if there are no other treatments available which can offer a cure or save their child’s life.

Cannabis is a natural herbal medicine;  it is not a pharmaceutical drug.  Our son has the right to life.  Also to deny a medicine which is known to cure,  prolong  and improve life is the real crime, and a crime against humanity.  Please  learn  about your endocannabinoid system.  Also,  do some research on pubmed…. about  medicinal cannabis oil,  and watch Run from The Cure on YouTube. Type ‘natural cures for cancer’ into the Internet and you will be inundated with research on the success of cannabis oil.

I  am  advocating  education;  ask questions with an open mind,  seek answers beyond    any bias,  agendas and intentions from those whom you seek truth and knowledge. I am advocating on my sons behalf, for when conventional industrialised medicine failed him, for when conversations based upon fear tried to steal our hope,  for when his right to life was determined by geography,  age  and the yet unknown knowledge of his illness.  I am advocating for OUR right to life.

Natural  medicine,  integrative  medicine,  wholistic  medicine,  herbal  medicines  are     ALL medicine.  I am not opposed to pharmaceuticals, they have their place and value for many health conditions,  but not all.  There is more medicine upon this planet than meet the industrialised interpretations. What is considered alternative in one culture is valued and validated in another. Pharmaceuticals are an industry, an industry which relies upon profit. People must come before profit.  Therefore,  Do whatever it takes.  Never give up. You are the greatest authority over your OWN destiny.       Penelope Schwarz :)

This Video Published 2/21/2014  While Josh is cancer free today!!!

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Cancer – Journey Back to Health

   Within our Solitarius.org Facebook group I always get the opportunity to converse with amazing members  and  Fiona Shakeela Burns has twice defied the odds so-called ‘terminal cancer’ without conventional treatment.  Aged 11,  Fiona was diagnosed with leukaemia and sarcoma. Her parents elected to give her the Gerson therapy which led   to her complete recovery. 

FIONA’S STORY:

I first developed cancer  after starting secondary school.  I’d  been  feeling  pretty  low        in energy for a few months with a persistent sore throat and a strange lump in my thigh muscle.  After repeated visits to the GP,  tests eventually revealed that I had Plasma Cell Leukaemia and Sarcoma of my thigh muscle.  I remember feeling ~ jealous of other kids   who were running around  and having fun.  I spent most of my time lying on the couch, feeling nauseous, light-headed and downcast.  I was even too tired to visit my rabbits at the bottom of the garden.

‘At  Alder Hey Children’s hospital  in  Liverpool,  I had the thigh tumour removed,  tests showed that the cancer had penetrated my bone marrow, so only palliative chemotherapy was offered.  Thankfully, my parents would not accept the doctors’ prognosis and took me to Naturopath Norman Eddie, in Manchester.  He put me on Gerson detoxification system  including huge amounts of freshly pressed juices, coffee enemas, herbs and supplements.

I remembered Mum and Dad telling me that I would get better if I followed the regime.   To further motivate me, they paid me for each juice and enema, as well  the supplements that I had to swallow!  ‘Within six weeks of starting the therapy,  my energy returned and before long, I was doing handstands in the back garden!  My Dad recalls what a joy it was to see his daughter literally coming back to life,  he specifically noticed  that my hair  and my eyes began to shine again.  I continued on the Gerson Therapy for some time,  whilst also being monitored by the hospital.

Within a year,  all my blood tests  were  back to normal, surprised doctors pronounced   that I had gone into remission.  When my parents admitted to the doctors they had not actually been giving me the prescribed  chemotherapy tablets “Spontaneous remission” was written on my notes! Inspired by her own recovery, Fiona also trained as a Medical Herbalist and practised for 20 years before developing cancer for the second time – this time metastasised cervical cancer which had spread to the ovaries and brain.

My first obvious symptoms were shortness of breath and chest- tightness, which occurred suddenly in April 2007.  This turned out to be a pleural effusion (fluid around  the lungs).  I was referred to a chest consultant who investigated over period of months, during which time I became progressively weaker.  Internet research led me back to my GP;  I had also discovered that a pleural effusion could be caused by ovarian cancer.

I requested  an ovarian scan and a CA125 test  (the blood protein that often shows up in ovarian cancer).   To my horror,  the results came back positive and I was hastily referred    to a gynaecologist in Bristol.  He told me that  I had ovarian cancer  and that unless I had   a hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy,  I would be dead within the year. “This was a shocking and lonely time. As a single adult, I had to absorb the full blow of the grim prognosis myself and make my own decisions regarding treatment.”

All  my  instincts  were against this extreme surgery.  According to my consultant, the treatment would give me a 20-30% chance of being alive in five years and a 10% chance  being alive in 10 years.  This statistic was based on the diagnosis being correct which, in fact, it was not:  a second look at my blood tests suggested a further tumour somewhere  perhaps in the stomach, appendix or pancreas.  The hospital refused to scan me as I was not going along with their proposed treatments.

At this point,  I stopped going to the hospital – I had noticed that visits there always left me feeling drained and depressed.  I felt in my heart that if I was to put myself in the NHS’ hands that I would end up dead.  Three months later,  in November  my GP agreed  to  my request for an MRI scan.  That is when the cervical tumour was spotted and a subsequent tissue biopsy revealed this to be the primary tumor.  Despite  the fact  he  was  now  in  his 80’s, my dad remained my rock always supportive.  He  just  said  that he believed I could heal and that I should follow my gut feeling as to what was the right way.

Since my childhood cancer,  he and I had sadly witnessed up close devastating effects that conventional medicine can have.  My beloved sister Caroline had been diagnosed with liver cancer nine years earlier  and  died soon after starting chemotherapy.  My  Mum  also died of cancer, though she had refused chemotherapy and radiotherapy – her death came when she was 79, 15 years after her initial diagnosis.  She had kept her disease at bay using diet, herbs and supplements.

Various doctors of natural medicine  and healers helped in their own ways,  As I couldn’t find one person    whom I trusted to over-see my care.  I kept records of all my tests  and  made it my business to become my own health expert.  I never saw the cancer as my enemy, but rather as a sick part of me that needed my love and support in order to heal.  ‘I have never believed that disease is a random thing.  I began to dig deep in to myself regarding what it was about my life that had caused me to manifest this disease.

I needed to see what it was ~ my body was showing me on a soul level. I had to admit that I had not been prioritising my own health and well-being for quite some time.  I have since come to realise  it seems a common pattern for people who get cancer to take care of others’ needs before their own.  I learned cancer can only grow when certain conditions in the body are present ie:  high acidity, chronic inflammation, low oxygen…

I knew that unless  I changed these conditions  that  the cancer would continue to grow.     I learned to treat my energy  as  though  it was the most precious thing on earth.  After all, I needed all of it for my healing.  ‘I recognized  that I was carrying a lot of unresolved grief regarding the deaths of my sister  and  mum  whom I desperately missed,  and there were unresolved emotional issues still affecting me from past relationships.

My  work  was  to release these emotions  which included leftover life disappointments, resentments, anger, sadness and bitterness.  To start with, I didn’t know how I was going to do this, but I trusted that I would find the answers.  This was the pattern for my whole healing journey:   I could not see the whole path to wellness,  only  where  to put my foot down next.  I held the image of myself as happy and well.

‘I began to consider  the other options – getting well quickly.  I knew that this was what      I really wanted and  maybe I had not allowed myself to heal yet, as I did not truly believe  it was possible.  With that clarity,  life  just seemed  to open up  in  front of me:  two close friends contacted me within days, both asking if I had heard about Bruce Lipton.  He is a cellular biologist  who made the discovery  that DNA expression  could change according to the thoughts that we think.

His ground-breaking research  was beginning to rock medical thinking  and he was also recommending a process called PSYCH-K which could actually change our sub-conscious beliefs. I began working with Mary Trenfield who was teaching and facilitating sessions in PK  and felt as though I was being completely rewired for health!  I started to get inspired about the herbs I should be taking.  I read about  and  began working with a combination that I hadn’t tried before — Chapparal,  Red Clover  and Goldenseal.  I also did a powerful breath workshop – at times I felt as though I could actually feel tumours popping!

Within only eight weeks of discovering PK,  a scan revealed that my brain tumours had almost gone – by June 2008,  just 10 months after my initial diagnosis, my brain,  cervix and ovaries were free of cancer.  My Bristol gynaecologist decided that I must have had a very powerful and delayed reaction to the IPT!  I would not wish this disease on my worst enemy,  I know that cancer has given me so much.  It has been such a strong teacher for me and enabled me to know myself in a way I could never have done without it.

I have been shown  what is important  and  what is not important in life.  I understand   that I do not have to prove that I am worthy, or justify my existence.  I have been shown that I am the creator of my own reality and discovered for myself that the only thing that really matters at the end of the day is love. Both my cancer experiences has helped me to reconnect to the magic of life – I cannot take life for granted ever again.  I call cancer the disease of transformation.      Fiona Shakeela Burns  :)

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