Saturday, August 28, 2010

Know Thy Cells



Cancer cells division is much different from normal cells. Normal cells reproduce themselves exactly how they are and stop when they mature at the right time and specialize according to their specific function. Normal cells stick together in the right place and when they are damaged, they self-destruct as new cells begin to proliferate to destroy them. Cancer cell division is a different story. Cancer cells do not stop reproducing, they go on and on without stopping, forming clumps and affecting normal body function. They do not heed and obey any signals from other cells and they do not stick together. They do not specialize and thus they stay immature.

The immune system of the body is always wary about abnormal cell growth that it attacks these before they begin to multiply. Being the body's main defense system, patrolling immune system cells perform body-wide surveillance, spying on and eliminating cells that are abnormal, or those that undergo malignant transformation. However, cancer cells reproduce rapidly and may disguise themselves in a sneaky way so that the immune system may not be aware of their presence and maybe eluded. In the image presented, a cancer cell is being attacked by the immune system.

There is an alternative to cutting, burning and poisoning the body to fight cancer. A recent clinical update from Johns Hopkins University details how to prevent cancer from starting. This information is also being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. First and foremost to beat this you must understand what type of environment cancel cells thrive in.

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color. A better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Remember enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)so do not cook the vegetables.

e. Avoid coffee, most tea, and chocolate, which are high in
caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. It is best to drink purified water, or
filtered water, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy
life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
cells.

NO NO's

1. DO NOT put plastic containers in microwave.

2. DO NOT put plastic water bottles in the freezer.

3. DO Not put plastic wrap in the microwave.

Why the above list of NO NO's?

Freezing water in plastic bottles releases dioxins from the plastic into the water.

Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.

According to Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, one should not be heating food in the microwave using plastic containers. Heating food in plastic containers in the microwave should be avoided. The combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead use glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated on a ceramic plate, in glass or ceramic bowls(instant soups).

Do not use plastic (saran) wrap to cover food in the microwave for the same reason. Again the high heat created in plastic as the food is microwaved, causes poisonous toxins to melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

*Disclaimer: The information in this article is believed to be from reliable sources and provided "as is" for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.

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