Cut Your Cancer Risk in Half:
7 All‐Natural Ways to Activate Your Body’s Healing Forces to Defeat Cancer
Since 1946, over two billion dollars have been spent on cancer research. What are we getting for our money? Not much
so far. Cancer numbers have doubled over the past 30 years. And the numbers are still growing. Talk about a bad return
on an investment.
In any other business, this situation is unacceptable. You can’t spend that kind of money and have nothing to show for it.
But cash continues to pad the pockets of drug companies. The consensus is that they’re our savior. That the cure will
appear in synthetic form—without any side effects. It hasn’t happened yet.
Maybe the research is looking in the wrong direction. Conventional treatments and care are expensive for a reason. The
costs are manipulated.
Simply put, we’re trapped.
The most frustrating aspect is that effective alternative measures already exist. Many of them successfully treat and
But the benefits of these therapies lie buried beneath a growing mountain of drug company profits. The long‐standing
“conflict of interest” has kept a great number of alternative treatments from widespread use. They’re dismissed as
What if the cure for cancer can’t be made in a lab?
It really makes you think… How many cures would we have if the cash started flowing in another direction? What if
alternative research for cancer received all the funding?
Drug companies would no longer be rolling in the profits. If the billions they make on people being sick were to dry up...
The entire system would shut down.
For now, people are being kept ignorant of measures that could improve or save their lives.
ARM YOURSELF AGAINST THIS DEADLY DISEASE
Cancer affects millions of lives every year around the globe. The statistics are startling. The World Health Organization’s
latest statistics show that for 2012 alone, the global prevalence of cancer was:
14.1 million new patients were diagnosed with cancer
8.2 million cancer‐related deaths
32.6 million patients were living with cancer i
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In large part, this dire prediction is based on the aging global population. The older you are, the higher your risk of
developing cancer. Costs are sure to be through the roof. There are doubts our current system could even handle it.
We’ve seen what happens in the past when we “trust the system.” The stock market crashed out of nowhere.
Conventional medicine is a profit‐driven industry no different from a Wall Street investment company.
You need to know that you have options that exist beyond mainstream medicine and Big Pharma. Don’t use the onesize‐fits‐all
model that currently exists. You can select a treatment that works for you.
In this report, we’ll look at cancer from several perspectives:
How cancer forms in the human body
Conventional treatment and the effects on the body
Real, “alternative” treatments to consider using for cancer treatment
Preventive measures to create a cancer‐resistant environment in your body—and cut your risk of developing
cancer by up to 50 percent
WHY PEOPLE GET CANCER
Cancer can develop in any cell tissue in the body. Each cell has a built‐in braking system to regulate growth. If that
system fails, the cell becomes a runaway train of unregulated growth. These aberrant cells continue to grow. They divide
and multiply until they become their own tissue cluster that spreads throughout the body.
Development of cancer begins with the initiation phase. The cell’s genetic materials go through a change that sets the
stage for them to turn cancerous. These changes are the work of some external agent. It could be:
Not every cell is equally susceptible to these agents. Otherwise, every cell in your body would turn cancerous. The cell
itself may have an existing flaw. That would make it more likely to change.
After initiation is the promotion phase. The DNA undergoes changes and the cell becomes cancerous.
There are three leading reasons why people get cancer. Your tipping point could be different than your neighbor. It
could be one or more of the following factors:
A weak immune system performing at sub‐optimum levels
Having a poor diet or being in a chronic state of malnutrition
Poor lifestyle choices that create toxic load within the body
Let’s take a closer look how these contribute to a cancer‐friendly environment.
A healthy immune system won’t guarantee that you stay cancer‐free. But it’s more likely that cancer will develop if your
immune system isn’t functioning at its best. Cancer is 100 times more likely to occur in people who are on immune
system‐suppressing drugs. ii
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The immune system defends the body by attacking and cleaning out cancer cells. That activates white blood cells to do
their job. Once a cancerous cell forms, it creates a new antigen on its surface. The immune system doesn’t recognize it.
It kicks into response mode to wipe out the threat.
Even a strong immune system struggles with this task. Imagine if it’s already weakened. The challenge to sweep out
cancerous cells is that much more difficult. The immune system wears down for a variety of reasons. They include high
levels of stress, existing illness or disease, poor diet, and lack of sleep.
A poor diet paves the way for cell mutations. This leaves the door open for cancer cells to form. A healthy diet, on the
other hand, supports the immune system.
The support comes in the form of nutrients. If the diet isn’t supplying those nutrients, the body struggles to work
properly. Each system within the body fights to get a share of what’s available. It’s like a massive budget cut. Everyone
gets fewer resources but must produce the same results.
If your system is already under attack by cancer, it needs way more support than usual.
A diet rich in nutrient‐deficient foods can erode your health over time. About one third of the 500,000 annual cancer
deaths can be partially attributed to diet.
The American Cancer Society promotes eating a “healthy” diet. But we’ll show you later why their idea of a “healthy
diet” misses the mark.
Smoking is one of the lifestyle behaviors that cause cellular changes that lead to cancer.
Another risk factor is physical inactivity. According to the American Cancer Society, it ranks alongside diet as a leading
cause. Being physically active reduces your risk for developing a variety of cancers. This includes breast and colon
Exercise negates the effects of other cancer risk factors. It’s important to maintain a healthy body weight. Improving
digestive and elimination processes make your body work better. Regulating hormones and insulin will also help keep
THE DREADED DIAGNOSIS
Cancer screening tests exist to find pre‐cancerous or cancerous cells before symptoms begin to appear. A positive test
result requires more invasive testing, like a biopsy.
After a diagnosis comes a staging test. This determines where the cancer is and if it has spread beyond the initial site. It
then gets assigned a stage in reference to its degree of severity. That determines any possible course of treatment and
There are five stages of cancer. Stage 0, or carcinoma in situ, serves as a baseline for cancer that hasn’t spread beyond
the initial layer of cells where it started.
Stages I, II, and III classify the extent of the cancer. This includes the size of the tumor and whether or not the cancer has
spread. The higher the number, the more severe the cancer. Stage IV cancer has moved into other organs or spread into
other areas of the body.
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After diagnosis, most will blindly follow the advice of their doctors and opt to begin traditional treatment.
THE TRIFECTA OF TRADITIONAL TREATMENT
Conventional medicine has a very limited menu: surgery, chemotherapy drugs, and radiation. But these standards of
treatment are often ineffective. They are toxic to your body—even outright deadly. Yet instead of a last resort, they’re
at the frontline of the battle.
It’s an invasive procedure that further diagnoses the extent of the cancer. It also attempts to cut cancerous cells out
completely. But there’s a huge risk that comes with surgery. If a tumor is cut out, cancerous cells can escape into the
bloodstream. It could cause the cancer to spread further. To add insult to injury, surgery is outrageously expensive.
A combination of drugs attack different stages of the cells’ metabolic process. These chemicals come in a pill or IV. The
drugs kill any cell that’s fast‐growing. They don’t discriminate. Chemo is the equivalent of dropping a nuclear bomb
inside your body. Sure, you might get the bad guys… but you’re going to kill some innocent cells too.
Chemotherapy may have been in use for over half a century, but it doesn’t have a clean record. The side effects are
disastrous. They include hair loss, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion, pain, and blood cell death. It also weakens the immune
system, leaving the patient vulnerable to other illnesses.
We all know radiation causes cancer. Isn’t it ironic that it’s also a cancer treatment?
Its task is to kill off cells that divide rapidly. Ionizing radiation directs a beam to a target area on the skin relative to the
cancer’s location. But it may damage healthy tissue despite the precautionary measures to aim for the tumor.
Treatments from other parts of the world are routinely ignored even though they get positive results.
It’s as simple as having an open mind. Trying non‐conventional therapies has brought success to many cancer patients.
This includes those who received conventional medicine’s advice to “go home and plan your funeral.”
There are also preventive measures to help reduce the risk of cellular mutations. You can avoid leaving yourself
vulnerable to cancer altogether.
If you are diagnosed it’s important to work closely with a physician who has experience in a variety of therapies. Always
consult your doctor regarding anything you are doing in relation to your health.
A treatment regimen should be tailored to you as an individual. Not every therapy works for every person. Each body is
different. And each environment is different.
It’s crucial to have a doctor who’s willing to listen to and work with you. Make it a team effort. It’s not a dictatorship.
And you always have options.
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EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
It’s time to ask for more than the standard protocol. You deserve treatment that doesn’t make you sicker. We’ve all seen
people on chemo. Some of us have experienced it. It’s very ugly. The gold standard should be a treatment that boosts
the body, not a cell‐destroying poison. One size does not fit all. Not every treatment or preventive measure works for
Here’s how to stack the deck in your favor.
Strengthen Your Immune System
If your immune system is weak, it can play a major role in cancer activation. Poor nutrition, physical inactivity, exposure
to chemicals, and nutrient‐destroying cooking methods are things to avoid. Combine those with degenerated liver and
pancreatic functions and your immune system can fall apart. The normal response of recognizing and eliminating cancer
cells either slows or stops altogether.
A robust immune system not only helps protect you against contracting a disease in the first place… It’s also necessary
to attack new viruses, fight bacteria, and delete mutated cells.
All of the alternative treatments in this report can help boost your immune system. That’s one of the amazing benefits
of alternative forms of medicine. These treatments and methods work together to build the system overall.
The Gerson Therapy, developed by Dr. Max B. Gerson, is one such treatment. It isn’t approved by the FDA. It makes use
of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes to boost the immune system’s ability to flush toxins produced by tumors.
He gained positive results on cancer patients beginning in 1928. It even got the attention of conventional medicine…
quite a feat. It was recommended for clinical trials. These trials are hard to come by when there isn’t a treatment that
can be patented and sold.
The therapy takes a whole‐body approach to healing. It activates the body’s ability to heal itself naturally. And there are
no side effects. Some of its elements are included within each of the following alternative treatments.
Adopt a Healthy, Organic Eating Plan
You know the effect that a poor diet can have on your overall health. It includes creating a chronic state of inflammation
and deficiency which downgrades your body’s ability to fend off threats—like cancer.
For at least one week, write down everything you eat and drink. Follow your normal eating habits and patterns. But
write everything down. That way, you’ll discover exactly what your weak points are.
At the end of the week, you’ll have a clear understanding of exactly what you put into your system. Then ask yourself
the following questions:
What types of meat are you eating?
How many fruits and vegetables are you consuming each day?What form do the fruits and vegetables you
consume come in? Are they apple
slices in a pie or a whole apple? Do you eat a plate of salad, or a piece of
lettuce on a fast‐food burger?
Do your meals veer heavily toward the processed? Or are they mostly
homemade with basic, natural ingredients?
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How do you cook your foods? Do you opt for grilling, boiling, broiling, baking, or
frying? Or a combination between cooked and raw?
You may not realize how nutrient deficient your diet really is. The choice you’re making could be promoting cancer in
Let’s say your protein consists of hot dogs, hamburgers, and pot roast. It’s important that you choose the healthiest
options of these. For example, hot dogs (along with deli meats and sausages) contain sodium nitrite. It’s a carcinogenic
preservative that’s been linked to gastric cancer. iii
What about the pot roast and hamburgers? They aren’t good if they come from a traditional factory‐farm diet. It means
you’re ingesting meat from animals raised on hormones. Their feed is high in omega‐6 fatty acids—known to boost
inflammation. That will lead to oxidation in the body. These reactions boost your chances of developing cancer.
It’s really as simple as trading up… If you want to eat meat, trade out the bad meat for the good.
Next time you go to the grocery store, look for meat from animals raised on organic, grass‐fed diets. Ignore the factoryfarmed
meat overburdened with omega‐6. A grass‐fed diet boosts the animal’s amount omega‐3 fatty acids. It has the
opposite effect of consuming excess omega‐6s… it reduces inflammation. iv Beef from grass‐fed cows has a safer ratio of
omega‐3 to omega‐6 fatty acids, which makes it far less dangerous to consume. And with this kind of beef, you can enjoy
fattier, tastier cuts of meat without having to worry about what you’re really eating.
Another way to boost your intake of beneficial omega‐3 fatty acids is to add flaxseed oil to your diet. You can use it as a
base for salad dressing. You can mix ground flaxseed easily into baked goods, smoothies, cereal, or yogurt. It’s an
excellent source of alpha‐linolenic acid (ALA). ALA contains lignans that have an antioxidative effect. v In order to receive
full benefit, grind the seeds before ingesting. Otherwise they will likely pass whole through your system.
A switch in eating habits can seem overwhelming at first. But you don’t have to change everything overnight. To begin
making lasting changes, implement them gradually.Look at your grocery list and think about how you can improve.
You should always choose organic fruits and vegetables. This reduces the amount of toxic load building in your body. It
helps avoid the heavy doses of pesticides used in conventional farming practices.
One study found a link between a diet and survival in women diagnosed with early‐stage breast cancer. A diet based on
fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low‐fat dairy showed an overall improved prognosis. vi We don’t recommend that
you put an emphasis on grains or dairy. They cause inflammation.
Increasing fruit and vegetable intake could potentially prevent more than 20 percent of cancer cases. That would stop
about 200,000 cancer‐related deaths each year. vii You should avoid processed foods with additives and preservatives.
Extra “refinement” in food actually strips away its nutrients. It’s tossing nutritional gold right into the garbage.
One of the most important things to do is to eliminate sugar. Cancer cells sop up glucose. It’s what allows them to grow.
In the war against cancer, a diet heavy in sugar is the equivalent of feeding the enemy. viii This is also why a ketogenic
diet, which replaces carbohydrates with ketones from fats for energy, restricts grains. Like sugar, they give cancer cells
the glucose they need to wreak havoc in your body.
Another thing to consider is how you’re preparing foods. Preparing foods at high temperatures— charring, frying, and
broiling—has been linked to cancer. ix When a food is cooked fast, it produces byproducts. These byproducts are
advanced glycation end‐products (AGEs). Eating AGEs promote inflammation in the body. And they can build up over
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Instead, try baking or gently sautéing foods at 350 degrees or below. This keeps foods from losing their nutrition and
Some cancer patients have reported evidence of success in switching over to a raw food diet. This means no cooking…
and retention of all nutrients. Advocates point to many institutions’ advice for both cancer patients and those who want
to reduce their risk of cancer to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.It makes sense. The total nutrient content of the
food is preserved. It’s available to your body in its entirety. And raw foods don’t contain any processed fats, sugars,
preservatives, or additives. But for some foods, like leafy green vegetables, gentle cooking releases even more of
nutrients that your body craves. It also helps prevent the buildup of harmful compounds, like oxalic acid, in your body
Turmeric is an important spice to include, whether cooked or raw. Its active ingredient is curcumin. It has potent antiinflammatory
and anti‐carcinogenic properties. It’s prominently featured in Indian curry dishes.
Gerson Therapy strengthens the immune system with whole foods with an emphasis on organic fruits and vegetables.
One major component of the regimen involves juicing raw fruits and vegetables. It calls for one glass every hour for 13
hours. This stimulates oxygenation of the blood and metabolism. The goal is to “flood” the body with nutrients.
But the patient doesn’t live on juice alone. You also eat three freshly‐made vegetarian meals a day. They typically
include a salad, cooked vegetables, baked potatoes, a vegetable soup, and juice. For snacking, the therapy calls for fresh
fruit anytime during the day. Excess protein, sodium, and animal fats are avoided.
Max Gerson believed that degenerative diseases, like cancer, have their basis in toxic foods and water. This interferes
with oxygenation in the blood. A lack of oxygen also contributes to degenerative diseases. Raw foods and juices retain
their enzymes, which promotes oxygenation.
Two‐step juicers preserve the highest level of nutrient content. They have both a grinder and hydraulic press.
Gerson Therapy is one of multiple diet‐based therapies that patients have used with success.
Another is a macrobiotic plan. It’s plant‐based and toxin‐avoidant. The basic plan is generally comprised of:
Organic fruits and vegetables, locally grown
Soups, created with vegetables, seaweed, and miso
This diet also includes a moderate intake of nuts, seeds, and fresh fish. It should include purified water. Avoid dairy,
coffee, and sugars.
One compound specifically kills cancer cells. It’s called laetrile. You can find it in raw nuts like bitter almonds. It’s also in
fruit pits like apricot kernels. Studies show that laetrile can:
Reduce tumor‐related pain in 65 percent of cancer patients
More than double survival time in patients with inoperable lung cancer
Team up with vitamin A to destroy 89 percent of cancer tumors 14
It also shows promise in animal trials. In one study, laetrile produced a 60 percent reduction in lung metastases in mice.
Laetrile has a history that dates back to use in China. It’s now used extensively in Mexico. And like most alternative
cancer treatments that can save your life, it hasn’t received approval by the FDA for cancer treatment use in the U.S.
Another name for it is B17. x It’s available as an injection or in pill form.
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It has been used in other countries for the treatment of cancer and to prevent metastases from occurring. Some states
allow it to be prescribed, but only for treatments unrelated to cancer. Patients who wish to use it specifically to treat
cancer need to jump the border to Mexico. Just like Gerson Therapy.
Laetrile is controversial because it contains cyanide. But its proponents found that it only attacks cancer cells.
Here’s how to obtain B17 in your diet:
Seeds and nuts: apple, walnuts, macadamia nuts, bitter almonds, pecans, flaxseed, cashews, and kernels from apricots,
cherries, peaches, plums
Berries: gooseberries, huckleberries, currants, blackberries, boysenberries, cranberries, strawberries
Greens: spinach, watercress
Sprouts: mung bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, lentil sprouts, chick pea sprouts
Beans: lima beans, mung beans, lentils
Grains: millet, barley, buckwheat
Get Plenty of Sunshine
Many are weary of the sun. They fear skin cancer as a result of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. But a major component
of sunlight has been overlooked.
It helps manufacture vitamin D in the skin. And vitamin D deficiency is something that many people have. Vitamin D is
needed to help regulate and maintain a healthy immune response. It contributes to the normal growth and maturation
of cells. This is why vitamin D is an essential ally in the battle against cancer. Low levels increase the risk of developing
breast, colon, and prostate cancers. There’s evidence that vitamin D can stop the growth of breast and prostate cancer
Taking 2–4 times the daily recommended dose of 200 IU to 600 IU of vitamin D3 (along with calcium) reduced the
expected rate of cancer incidence by 55‐77 percent in post‐menopausal women over a four‐year period. xii But even this
is a small dose of vitamin D. Most healthy adults can handle at least 5,000 IU per day without any problem.
You can get your serum vitamin D levels checked easily. One study found that keeping your serum levels of this essential
vitamin just above 20 ng/mL could cut cancer risk by 30–50 percent. Other research supports keeping serum levels
between 55–60 ng/mL. xiii
We have been told our whole lives to not expose our skin to the sun. But that advice is being tweaked in favor of getting
more vitamin D. Go outdoors with 40 percent of skin exposure—just face and forearms. And get 15–20 minutes of direct
Detoxify and Practice Chemical Avoidance
The body naturally flushes away toxins. But adding an overload of toxins and chemicals places a strain on your system as
it struggles to keep up with removing this sludge. And if you’ve been treated with conventional measures to get rid of
cancer, the strain is that much greater.
We all react differently to toxins. Each person has different tipping points for what can overload their system. But there
are natural means to help the body’s detoxification process.
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Keep an eye on the bad stuff.
A list was created by the Environmental Working Group. It includes the top 12 fruits and vegetables to avoid purchasing
if conventionally grown.
People who eat the following most contaminated fruits and vegetables are eating an average of 10 pesticides each day:
3. Bell Peppers
Be choosy in what you purchase. It’s a good way to reduce your toxic load. xv
Another way is to re‐think your cleaning products. How would this affect you? Some cleaners contain crystalline silica.
It’s a carcinogen that’s linked to lung cancer risk. xvi Many companies don’t list all of a product’s ingredients on the
packaging, using the safe harbor ploy that certain ingredients used fall under “trade secrets.”
These secrets can be deadly.
There are companies that create natural products. The internet offers a range of recipes for creating homemade
cleaning products. It may not be as convenient as buying a cleaning product, but at least you’ll be sure what’s actually in
it. One good solution is to skip window cleaners. Try vinegar and water. You might find that this solution makes your
windows even cleaner.
You can also boost your body’s natural detoxification process. The liver helps rid the body of toxins. Milk thistle is an
herb that stimulates liver function. Its active ingredient, silymarin, confers a liver‐protection effect while naturally
promoting the toxin‐flushing process. It prevents the loss of glutathione. It’s a key compound that aids in detoxification.
Milk thistle is taken as a supplement, with recommended doses ranging from 70 to 210 mg three times a day. xvii But if
you really want to fight glutathione loss, you can find it as a sublingual supplement in liposomal form.
Let’s go back to the Gerson Therapy for a second.
It’s all about boosting the immune system by detoxifying the system. Doing so can help you better fight off cancer and
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These methods of detox include:
Enemas: The administration of enemas, particularly those comprised of coffee, decrease pain and make for faster
healing. They stimulate gut wall and liver enzymes. They also improve bile flow. Enemas help your body get rid of toxic
residues from drugs and eliminate any diseased tissue.
Castor oil: Helps stimulate bile flow and boost the liver’s ability to filter blood. It can be administered as an enema or
Digestive enzymes: Aid in digestion and help the body absorb nutrients and excrete waste products. Raw foods are rich
in natural enzymes. There are digestive supplements that you can use as well.
Exercise: A health discussion can’t conclude without talking about the benefits of exercise. Regular exercise boosts the
immune system and reduces inflammation. A strong immune system helps prevent cancer cells from forming. It also
attacks cells that have turned cancerous.
Exercise can help boost lymphatic circulation. The lymphatic system is responsible for carrying waste products out and
away from your tissues. Improving lymphatic circulation supports the immune system.
Exercise can also help reduce stress. Stress is yet another undermining influence on the health of the immune response.
It will wear your body’s defenses down if left unchecked. We’ll look at managing stress separately. But exercise helps
release all‐important “feel good” endorphins that work to reduce the effects of stress.
People who exercise have a lower incidence of cancer. Very active postmenopausal women who engaged in vigorous
activity for at least six hours a week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 30 percent. xviii The risk of colorectal cancer for
both men and women was found to be reduced 40–50 percent for those who exercised vigorously on a regular basis. xix
A Finnish study followed a group of middle‐aged men for almost two decades. None of the study participants had cancer
at the start. By the end, 181 died from cancer. Researchers found that those men who exercised strenuously at least 30
minutes a day were the least likely to develop cancer. They reduced their risk of dying from cancer by 50 percent. xx
Exercise isn’t just for people trying to prevent cancer. People who are currently coping with it can also benefit from
incorporating exercise into their daily regimen. Exercise is recommended to keep up physical functioning and combat
the loss of muscle strength.
About 70 percent of cancer patients who are receiving conventional means of treatment report experiencing fatigue. xxi
This may require that a patient reduce their normal exercise efforts. But scaling back should not make patients feel like
they’re getting any less benefit from exercise.
Women receiving radiation treatment for breast cancer commonly experience a decrease in erythrocyte levels following
treatment. This leads to fatigue, depression, and reduced physical functioning. Erythrocyte levels actually increased for
those who participated in a program of moderate‐level aerobic exercise. xxii
Exercise can also help promote energy levels.
It may also cut the risk of dying from cancer. For men with prostate cancer, a vigorous exercise regimen can reduce their
risk of dying by 12 percent. xxiii
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Supplement Your Diet
A healthy diet supplies the body with nutrients to help it fight disease. But even your diet may need a little support from
There’s a wide range to choose from. Antioxidants may be the most important. They’re strong anti‐cancer weapons.
They’re responsible for eliminating free radicals that can cause cellular damage and oxidation. Antioxidants also protect
DNA and cellular membranes from carcinogens. They rein in the reproduction of altered cells. And they fight the efforts
of cancer‐promoting agents. Antioxidants also boost immune system function.
One well‐known antioxidant is vitamin C. High vitamin C intake has been linked to a lower risk of several of cancers.
A 40 percent reduction in cancer risk was found for people with the highest intakes of both vitamin C and beta carotene,
another antioxidant. xxiv Vitamin C also treats cancer. The vitamin can administered via IV with very promising results.
One study found that tumors shrunk from this treatment. Vitamin C worked to selectively target and kill cancer cells
while leaving healthy cells alone. xxv
Vitamin E is another antioxidant. Low levels of vitamin E have been linked to the development of cancers. Gammatocopherol
is one form of vitamin E. It’s a powerful anti‐inflammatory that may help prevent cancer. xxvi Use a
supplement that contains mixed tocopherols. Take up to 400 IU per day.
Selenium is a mineral and antioxidant that many are deficient in. It’s been found to have cancer‐preventing properties. It
also stops the chemical process that creates cell‐damaging free radicals. It prevents tumors from developing. It helps
prevent damaged DNA from replicating. In addition, it’s been linked to the prevention of several types of cancer. xxvii The
current recommended dose is 200 micrograms per day.
Vitamin A is another antioxidant that can help. It boosts immune system function. Adult males should aim for 3,000 IU
per day. Adult females should get 2,333 IU per day.
Curcumin, in addition to being in turmeric, is also available in supplement form. It helps regulate the functioning of
tumor‐suppressing genes. A study found that curcumin can halt cancer cell invasion and metastasis in the lung by
activating a tumor‐suppressor. xxviii In INH Health Watch, we featured an article about how turmeric can cure prostate
Use Stress Management Therapies
It’s impossible to avoid every form of stress. What is possible is to learn how to manage your body’s response to
stressful situations. This is a very important part of preventing and fighting cancer. Stress can have a negative effect on
your immune system’s ability to function. Many illnesses can develop in part as a result of stress.
Your body is wired to respond to every threat that you face. A natural disaster can cause the same stress response as
finding out you have a late fee on a missed bill. Your body doesn’t physically know the difference. The protective fightor‐flight
mechanism goes into action in both situations. The body releases cortisol, which boosts the immune system’s
ability to respond to a threat.
It’s good to have cortisol in your system. But a stress response can actually wear down the system over time. Your body
can become stuck in a heightened state of alert. That fight‐or‐flight response can turn on and never shut off. Instead of a
survival response, it’s an everyday response. That’s when it becomes detrimental to your health. High levels of cortisol
can interfere with your moods and your sleep. Lack of sleep weakens immune response, further eroding your health.
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Too much of the stress response can lower the immune system’s ability to respond. These changes occur at the cellular
level. They work up to a suppression of function on a larger, systemic scale.
There are gentle ways for you to effectively manage stress levels. You can train your body away from that heightened
response and return it to an appropriate, calm state:
Yoga: The practice of yoga is beneficial for reducing stress and improving relaxation. It’s also helpful as a preventive
measure to improve immune system functioning.
Yoga involves stretching and a focus on breathing. It helps to boost the relaxation response. In turn, that boosts your
Women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer were enrolled in a yoga study to measure its effects on their
Each time the women practiced yoga, they reported significantly lower levels of pain and fatigue. They also experienced
an increase in feelings of relaxation the following day. xxix
Tai chi: Another movement‐focused practice is tai chi. It also focuses on breathing through the movements. It helps to
relax the body while gently stretching it. Studies show that it alleviates pain and improves immune system functioning. xxx
Biofeedback: This relaxation method teaches you to regulate your automatic physical responses. Those include heart
rate, muscle tension, and breathing rate. Remember that being on a constant state of high alert can change the way
your body responds to stress. Every stimulus receives the same high‐alert response. Using a monitoring device, you can
learn to control this stress response. It can boost your ability to relax and improve immune functioning.
A monitoring device measures the various bio‐functions. It displays the information back as a signal or an image. You
then focus on changing the signal by concentrating on regulating that particular response. The equipment gives you
direct feedback on what’s occurring internally.
Meditation: The practice of controlling the breath helps regulate stress. There are different varieties of meditation.
Some can decrease pain levels while boosting the immune response. xxxi
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS ON THE HORIZON
Have you noticed the common theme in this report? Your immune system is crucial! It’s your main line of defense in
preventing and defeating cancer.
A following is being developed around immunotherapy. It’s designed to promote the immune system’s ability to kill off
Gene therapy is another potential cancer treatment that’s being developed. Many cancers develop due to hereditary
factors. The thought of giving up the idea that you’re at the mercy of your genes could come as a relief for many. Many
people suffer from thoughts of things “running in the family.”
Antineoplaston therapy has been used with success to treat patients with cancer. Antineoplastons are peptides that
work at the molecular level. They can target cancer cells specifically and shut off their capacity to live. In essence, they
kill off cancer cells by turning on tumor‐suppressing genes. This leaves healthy cells undamaged.
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Clinical trials are being done to test the efficacy of the antineoplaston therapy treatment. Only those who are admitted
into the clinical trials are able to receive antineoplaston IV therapy. There’s also a pill form that can be used by people
not enrolled in the clinical trials.
Mycomedicine is the use of medicinal mushrooms. It’s another natural source that researchers are looking to for
preventive potential. Medicinal mushrooms can have major effects on the immune system. They can stimulate and calm
it if necessary. Studies have shown that mushrooms contain many compounds to boost the immune system and slow
cancer. Medicinal mushrooms can also reduce the effects from chemotherapy and radiation. xxxii
Medicinal mushrooms include reishi and cordyceps. Reishi has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s even
earned the name “The Long Life Herb” for its potent immune‐boosting properties. It has over 200 active ingredients that
have been under research. Extracts are also available containing these immune‐supportive compounds.
A holistic approach to treating the individual patient is also gaining favor. Every person’s physical, psychological, and
emotional systems are different. We all react uniquely to medications, treatments, environmental conditions, diet, and
One‐size‐fits‐all medicine is an archaic notion. Doctors are starting to move away from it. It’s time to tailor medical
treatments to individuals—not the other way around. Not everyone is susceptible to cancer in the same way. And we all
might not be healed the same way. Hopefully this notion will guide cancer research in the future.
We need to get the research pointed in the right direction.
We know chemotherapy isn’t the answer. Doctors even know better than anyone how devastating chemo can be.
According to one report, when a leading doctor at the Sloan‐Kettering Cancer Center found out he had advanced‐stage
cancer, he told his colleagues, “Do anything you want—but no chemotherapy!”
This doesn’t surprise us.
So why aren’t more doctors using natural treatments instead? People who received this alternative, Nobel Prize winnerstudied
treatment for cancer and other ailments noted “the results have been spectacular.” The only side effect?
“Chronic good health.”
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xi Reavley N. New encyclopedia of vitamins, minerals, supplements, and herbs. Lanham, Maryland:
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xvii Murray, Michael, N.D., Pizzorno, Joseph, N.D. Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Prima Publishing,
1998. p. 124
xxiv Reavley, Nicola. p. 544.
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