“Sugar feeds Cancer!”
A natural integrative approach to cancer support involves close collaboration between all parties. Nutritional supplementation may enhance the action of chemotherapy or reduce the unwanted side effects. Some supplements are given at high doses while others are given at very low doses. Considering these variables, it is not surprising that many oncologists advise against any supplementation at all.
In this situation, more so than ever, self-prescribing is not recommended.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or are undergoing therapy, discuss natural integrative options with a qualified natural health practitioner. They will be able to provide options for you to discuss with your oncologist in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Natural therapies focus on prevention.
Comparison of data from different countries reveals wide differences in the rates of many types of cancer. This leads to the hope that each major type of cancer may be largely avoidable, as in the case of cancers due to tobacco. Many studies indicate that lifestyle and dietary practices have a great influence on the development of cancer.
Sources of known carcinogens include: tobacco, mould and fungal toxins, cotton seed (as well as animals fed cottonseed), Bisphenol A – an endocrine disrupting chemical contained in food packaging and can lining, overconsumption of Omega 6 and rancid fats, trans fats, alcohol, asbestos, toxic metals [arsenic, cadmium, nickel, lead], benzene and hydrobarbons, xeno-estrogens [DDT, chlordane, phthalate plasticisers, preservatives, PCBs, food colouring, and oestrogen-containing drugs], pesticides and herbicides.
Nutritional supplements may act as blocking agents preventing carcinogenic compounds from reaching or reacting with critical target sites on the cell; or suppressing agents which prevent the evolution of the neoplastic process in cells that would otherwise become malignant.
Please also take the time to read Dr Mercola’s article on the causes of cancer.
I am going to refrain from listing specific nutritionals and their actions in either preventing development of or supporting cancer treatments. This is an area where each individual case must be assessed and I do not wish to tempt anyone to self-prescribe. After all, your natural health care practitioner studies for many years in order to be in a position to provide individualised health care.
There are also specific diets which can be adopted to help starve cancer cells. Different types of cancer require different treatment.
A recent study at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found a direct link between Vitamin D and calcium levels in the prevention of malignant melanomas. This information is by no means new. Dr Carl J. Reich and Robert R Barefoot compiled many years of research into books first published in 1992 outlining clearly the relationship between calcium levels and cancer. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize in Medicine when he proved that cancer was anaerobic – that is, it cannot live in an oxygenated, pH balanced environment.
The authors of Food Matters have compiled a check list for addressing cancer naturally – please be mindful that any supplements should be prescribed by a qualified natural health practitioner and not purchased on line. Part of the natural treatment is quality and purity of products.
source: The physician’s handbook of clinic nutrition – Cancer Prevention, by Henry Osiecki
Journal of Clinical Oncology, June 27, 2011
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