Cancer’s Comfort Zone VS The Human Healing Zone

Dr. Otto Walburg, a Nobel-prize winner, stated that “the primary cause of cancer is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration with anaerobic respiration.”Normal respiration in a cell is determined by the normal flow of oxygen-rich compounds, and glucose, and mineral salts into and out-of the cell. For the cells of the human body to remain healthy they must be in a slightly alkaline, oxygen-rich condition. Alkaline compounds, solutions and tissues absorb needed oxygen. In this “slightly alkaline, oxygen-rich” condition normal cells can “burn” glucose as a cellular fuel.Cancer cells cannot allow the free-flow of oxygen, like normal cells do. Cancer cells can only obtain energy through fermentation of glucose, a conversion process that does not require oxygen. Consequently, cancer cells cannot survive in an oxygen-rich, slightly alkaline environment, because glucose “burns” in the presence of oxygen!Acidic fluids expel cellular oxygen, cancer cells flourish in an acidic environment, because they’re content to feed on the few available nutrients they make by fermenting glucose inside the oxygen-poor, acid-rich environment of cancer cells. Normal cells must divide/replicate in order to survive, but when normal cells are in an acidic environment, replication can be very difficult, consequently, cancer thrives in an oxygen-poor, acid-rich environment, and normal cells begin dying-off.You have an unfair advantage over cancer.Because you have ultimate control over the foods that you eat! Fruits and vegetables are some of the most alkaline substances available. The FDA already recommends that you should eat 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day! When you alkalize your body you cause two significant changes:1. Your blood and tissues take in needed oxygen again.2. Healthy tissues do great, but cancerous tissues cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment, and will begin dying-off in a matter of days.Two Key Components in the Daily Diet: Acid-Forming Foods and Alkaline-Forming Foods.
Most high protein foods (meat, fish, poultry and eggs), and nearly all processed carbohydrates (grains, breads and pastas) and fats are “acid-forming.”Fruits, high protein vegetables and Free Form Amino Acids are not acid-forming, and have no acidic residue, while offering buffering capabilities to the body to help offset acidic wastes.
When working toward re-balancing your body pH, you should strive to get a 70:30 ratio of alkaline food to acidic food.Are you eating anti-cancer foodsIt’s no secret that consuming a diet high in phytonutrients, antioxidants, Omega oils, dark fruits and vegetables and other good things are a big step in the right direction.With tens of thousands of anti-cancer products, foods and methods to choose from, trying to find a reliable combination of substances that will work to defeat your cancer, can be a serious challenge for the time-strained consumer.If you’re like most people you just want to find a simple list of healthy anti-cancer foods and supplements that you can acquire cheaply and use at your own convenience. And a plan that helps you destroy cancer the fast efficient way. This is your lucky day!Green PowdersWheatgrass and Barleygrass powders are high in protein, and each supplies most of the crucial supplements for preventing and reversing cancer. It takes more than a pound of vegetables to equal the incredible concentration of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, plant enzymes, protein and fiber found in five teaspoons of most green powders. If you’re eating right, just one teaspoonful of green powder in one liter of water daily, will provide all you need to balance your body, and begin to put cancer behind you.Alkalizing pH DropsAdd alkalizing pH drops (from health food store) to your green powder drinks. The drops will increase the benefits of both the water and the green powders, making them still more alkalizing, oxygenating, and pH balancing. The pH drops act as oxygen and electron catalysts, bringing more of both into your blood and thus to all the cells of your body, which need it for optimum performance. Add 16 drops to each liter of water or green drink.Balanced pHThe acid-alkaline balance of the fluids in the body determines which kinds of organisms will thrive in it. Cancer has been shown to flourish in a 7.0 and lower pH. While a pH range of 7.1 to 7.3 (fasting saliva test) allows the body to heal. An estimated 95% of the U.S. population is too acidic (less than pH 7.0) in their body’s tissues and fluids.By now, you realize why it’s so important to create at least a normal pH.Go to a health food store and get a pH test kit (litmus paper or strips), and follow the instructions. If you are too acidic (normal body pH is between 7.1 to 7.3), you should eat 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day to get out of the acid range and into the alkaline range. Balancing the pH in itself is a HUGE step toward reducing your risk of cellular damage and terminating the cancer cells, all in one easy step.Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence!If you’re like most people who have been diagnosed with this mysterious disease, you probably believe you have no control over such a complicated situation. Most people’s natural reaction to a cancer diagnosis is to just let the pros handle it. After all this is what they do?Well, let’s take a minute to think about that, the medical community has had millions of encounters with this disease. But the statistics prove that what they’ve chosen to do about cancer is a BIG statistical loser in their so called “war on cancer”!Cancer rates in 1900 were just 3% of the population and now it is 25% of the population. The World Health Organization released a report entitled; “Global cancer rates could increase by 50% to 15 million by 2020.The overall increase of all cancers from 1950 to 1995 was 55 percent. Overall five year survival rates for all cancers have remained virtually static since 1970, from 49 to 54 percent.In 2000, more than 1.2 million new cancer diagnoses are expected, and some 550,000 (1,506 a day) Americans will die from the disease.In 2008, a total of 1.4 million new cancer cases and 565,650 deaths (1,549 a day) from cancer are projected to occur in the United States.We all know that no one wants to be exposed to the horrors of unnecessary surgeries, radiation and having toxic chemotherapy substances injected in them. But, did you know that doctors who were interviewed at a recent convention, stated that if they were diagnosed with cancer, 90 percent of them said that they “would NEVER undergo chemotherapy themselves, and would not recommend it to any of their family members either!” Not very reassuring is it? Would you submit to procedures that most doctors wouldn’t want to have done to them? I wouldn’t either!Real people beating real cancer, it happens all the time! I’m here to tell you, YES, you can beat cancer, and the best way to get started is by working diligently to oxygenate your cells and blood by restoring them to a normal, slightly alkaline pH!Oxygen deprivation is only part of the overall picture! Yet, ALL of the other procedures that must follow are useless if you do not alkalize and oxygenate your cells and blood.The conventional cancer treatment community could have and should be focused on oxygenating your cells and blood in their practice’s, but they don’t do that! Not because it doesn’t work. On the contrary, it works and they know it! And now you know it! And now they can’t make a dime off of you!You see, they know that if you get well, you go away, they never see you again, and they’ve lost another source of income, to wellness! You’re life is worth more to you and the people you love than all that! Wellness must be YOUR goal!I could write an article about that subject only, but the fact remains, you are not just somebody’s gravy train. You don’t have to settle for barely alive and feeling miserable, when you can have complete and total wellness again!You can choose wellness as YOUR goal, but it becomes YOUR responsibility to make it happen in YOUR life! Don’t miss out! YOU can do it! But do it NOW! There’s no time like the present, my friend!Taking Action Steps.Now that you’ve discovered one of the best secrets of how you can proceed to reverse the oxygen deprivation that is making you sick, you need a plan of action!What will you do now? When will you do it? And for how long?
How will you know when you’ve succeeded?
Define what success in this situation means to you.
How much of your life will you win back?
Why you want to do something is often more important than the goal itself.
Keep your examples in mind as you forge ahead in your quest for wellness.You must make a choice about your beliefs, deciding that if you follow this process, you’ll do just fine!People who have defeated cancer on their own have a commonality of certain aspects:1. They all have a tenacious desire to live, and2. an intense desire to be well again, and3. they hold themselves accountable for what they believe in, and4. what they know must be done, and they5. push themselves through the tough times, the6. dietary changes, and they7. take control of the wellness process.8. They keep a positive mental attitude.9. Fear has no place in their plan. Fear only drains energy.10. Confidence allows them to stick to the process and do the right thing.Dietary ChangesI know its not easy to change your diet. I suggest you start by avoiding fast food restaurants. Keep fresh vegetables in the refrigerator and snack on those. Keep fresh fruit on the table, you’ll be better off nutritionally. Juicing them is good too!Some Words of Caution:Whether you’re using the conventional or alternative methods, you will find that as cancer tumors break-up they can dump a load of acidic residue into the bloodstream, the liver must clean this residue out of the blood. The liver then discharges it through the bile ducts to the intestines for disposal. The liver needs to be cleansed with five liters of water a day during this phase, or it could get clogged with all of the debris. A completely clogged liver could kill you! So see a doctor and get your liver tested. Get check-ups weekly and ask your doctor about milk thistle for liver detox.Also, as more cells begin normal respiration, you will need to supplement potassium into your daily diet. So get your blood potassium levels checked by your doctor weekly also.Yours in cancer free living!

Anaplastic Cancer

Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer is the least common type of thyroid cancer. It is also the most deadly of all thyroid cancers.This form of cancer has an extremely low cure rate. The best treatments available allow only 10% of patients live 3 years after diagnosis. A larger percentage of patients diagnosed with it do not live beyond one year from the day cancer is diagnosed. It can arise within a different type of thyroid cancer. It can even form within a goiter. Anaplastic thyroid cancer can develop after many, many years following radiation exposure. Papillary cancer develops the same way. Cervical metastasis is when the cancer spreads to the lymph nodes in the neck. This is present in over 90% of patients diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer. The appearance of lymph node metastasis in cervical areas cause much higher recurrence rate of anaplastic thyroid cancer and increases a patient’s mortality rate. The cancer becomes noticeable as growing neck mass. It can feel large and very hard. This type of tumor grows very quickly. It may grow so quickly that the patient may not even notice it at first. All of a sudden, it gets much larger every few days and can be a source of great distress.Anaplastic cancers are aggressive. They invade nearby structures and spreads throughout the cervical lymph nodes. This cancer also invades organs in other parts of the body such as the lungs and bones. 25% of patients show invasion into the trachea at the time of diagnosis. It grows out of the thyroid and spreads directly to the trachea. This is the reason why a large of number of patients need a tracheostomy. This procedure is not needed with the other forms of thyroid cancer. 50% of patients diagnosed with this disease show presence of the cancer in lungs as well. Most of the time, these cancers are attached to important parts of your neck making it impossible for the surgeon to remove. In situations like this, aggressive therapy protocols don’t improve mortality rates extensively. Aggressive therapy may include hyper-fractionated radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. Even with all this, survival for at up to 3 years is less than 10%.Characteristics of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Affects persons age 65 and up
Extremely rare in young patients
More common in males than females by a ration of 2 to 1
Usually manifests as an enlarged and growing neck mass
Can recur after many years after radiation exposure
in over 90% of occurrences the cancer spread to lymph nodes of the neck
Can show evidence of spread to distant areas in the body at diagnosis
Extremely low cure rate
Usually requires aggressive treatment including surgery, radiation and even chemotherapy.
Aggressively spreads to trachea often requiring tracheostomy to maintain airway.
Management of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
The biggest problem is its aggressiveness and invasiveness when diagnosed. Only a small percentage of patients diagnosed can undergo surgery to attain a cure. If patients are diagnosed at an early stage, total thyroidectomy is required. Patients in the advanced stage of the cancer cannot undergo surgery. They benefit more from external-beam radiation. There are chemotherapy treatments that can also benefit patients with this cancer.It was reported in a case study that in October 2004, Chief Justice William Rehnquist was diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer. He received the best medical treatments in the world including yearly physical exams. The enlarged growth in his neck was getting larger which is typical for this type of disease. He was in the typical age range for those who develop this aggressive form of cancer. When he was diagnosed went in for a procedure, a tracheostomy. The procedure as discussed above is typical of patients who have developed this disease. The procedure is hardly ever administered for other types of thyroid cancer. Afterwards, he began external-beam radiation therapy. This is also only done, for the most part, on person who suffer from this type of cancer and is not a procedure used in patients who have developed papillary or follicular thyroid cancer. He then began chemotherapy treatments. This treatment, just like the afore-mentioned treatments, are never used for other types of thyroid cancer including Hurthle cell cancer.In the beginning of 2005, Chief Justice Rehnquist was healthy enough and present to swear in George W. Bush as president for a second term. Towards the fall of 2005, Chief Justice Rehnquist died at home at the age of 80. He died within 11 months of diagnosis. Not all anaplastic cancers necessarily die. However early and aggressive treatment can improve the chances of the cancer sufferer.The general feeling among anaplastic thyroid cancer sufferers is that if the cancer was diagnosed much earlier, things would be much better and the chances of recovery greatly improved. However, the fact is that anaplastic thyroid cancer is so hard to detect in the early stage. Not only is it hard to detect, but it also is progresses rapidly. Even in instances when the cancer is detected early, the majority of patients still develop the disease in other areas of the body. All things considered, all patients are in the same boat of being diagnosed late.It is also important to keep in mind that patients respond differently to the same cancer treatment. What might work for one patient may not necessarily work for another. Because of all the above, anaplastic thyroid cancer becomes much harder to predict.

Believing This Could Raise Your Cancer Risk

Do Fruits and Vegetables Prevent Cancer? Or Not?We’ve been told again and again that eating more fruits and vegetables will protect us from cancer. But headlines about recent findings from the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study suggest otherwise:”Fruits and Vegetables Have Only Weak Effect in Cancer Prevention”
“Cancer Protective Effect of Fruits and Vegetables May Be Modest at Best”
“Fruits and Veggies Have Small Effect on Cancer Risk.”What gives? Do fruits and vegetables protect us against cancer or not? It turns out the devil is in the details.Contrarian Views Sell More NewsWhen you read media stories about medical and nutrition science research, it helps to keep in mind that contrary headlines sell. For example, a low-fat diet has been touted for years as the best way to beat heart disease. If a study shows that a low-fat diet is not useful for decreasing heart disease risk, this is big news.You can bet that the media will trumpet these headlines, which are contrary to conventional wisdom.Looking Beyond the HeadlinesAnother consideration?Most health and science journalists are not trained scientists. They are not trained in complex statistics. They are not trained to fully understand the strengths, weaknesses, and caveats of different study designs. And they typically do not report on putting the new study into context with other research on the topic.As Dr. Ralph Moss, PhD, who is a research scientist, points out, “According to the EPIC study, conversion to a moderately high fruit-and-vegetable diet could ideally save hundreds of thousands of people from getting cancer each year. This astonishing fact was hardly conveyed by the negative press reports on the EPIC study.”Dr. Moss, author of the respected website Cancer Decisions, further explains, “if the subjects had increased their fruit and vegetable intake by just 150 grams per day, they would have reduced their risk of getting cancer by 2.6 percent (men) and 2.3 percent (women). Now, 150 grams is the weight of one apple.”Nearly 1.5 million men and women were diagnosed with cancer in the United States last year. The EPIC study results suggest that one apple per day could prevent approximately 36,000 of these cancer cases every year. “Is it a small thing to keep more than 36,000 Americans from getting cancer at such a minimal cost?” asks Dr. Moss.Which Cancer?When assessing whether it’s worth the effort to eat more fruits and vegetables, we also need to look at the type of cancer studied. It turns out the type of cancer was “every type.”According to Susan Higginbotham, RD, PhD, Director of Research at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), “We’ve known for some time that fruit and vegetable intake is probably protective against some, but not all cancers. So when you look at its effect against all cancers, as this study does, those overall numbers are going to look low.”By lumping together every single type of cancer into one study, including the ones that are least likely to be related to diet, we can’t see much of an effect of fruits and vegetables on risk. If we consider the cancers that do appear to be related to diet, the percentages are significantly higher.In fact, the World Health Organization states, “Dietary factors account for about 30% of all cancers in Western Countries and approximately up to 20% in developing countries; diet is second only to tobacco as a preventable cause.”The cancers most convincingly related to diet include those of the mouth, pharynx and larynx, stomach, esophagus, lung, and colon and rectum. Colorectal cancer alone takes the lives of approximately 50,000 Americans every year. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in this country.Straight From the Horse’s MouthWhenever I see media reporting that downplays important nutrition research, I consult my friend and colleague Diana Dyer, MS, RD. I value her opinion. Diana is not only a scientist and a dietitian; she’s also a 3-time cancer survivor. After one childhood cancer and two breast cancers (the last one over 10 years ago!), she speaks with authority on issues of cancer and nutrition. In her blog about the recent EPIC study, Diana raises points that those touched by cancer should consider.”Cancer is a tough task master. Not all cancer is preventable. Risk reduction is the name of the game. Do not put all your eggs (or fruits and vegetables) in one basket. Don’t look for one ‘magic bullet’. Cancer risk reduction needs to be multi-focused by creating a healthy lifestyle that consists of quitting (please don’t start!) smoking, working toward achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, daily exercise, finding an enjoyable way to handle the stresses in life (we all have ’em!), and eating a healthy diet filled with healthy foods.”Wise words indeed! To this she adds, “Small percentages are real, and I’ll take them. I would rather be nuancing over the variety of apple… than debating the side effects of various chemotherapy regimes that may also offer only a few small % points of potential benefit…(ugh – been there, done that, twice, not fun).”Real Life is MessyAs a final note, we should bear in mind that EPIC is an observational study. This type of study has major flaws and weaknesses. For many reasons, it’s often the best we can do.A randomized controlled trial is the “gold standard.” Unfortunately, nutrition research is messy. It does not lend itself to this type of study. Of the several large-scale, randomized nutrition studies of the last few decades, nearly all have had problems keeping the intervention group on the intervention diet.Sadly, our food environment is so toxic and difficult to navigate that almost nobody can be assigned to a healthy diet and actually stick to it.And nutrition studies cannot be blinded. Simply by changing their diet, the people in the intervention group are fully aware that they are in the intervention group.This doesn’t even touch on the problems we might see in the “control” group. This is the group of people assigned to go on living life normally. They are not supposed to make changes to their diets. Unfortunately, in this type of controlled nutrition trial, the control group commonly becomes “contaminated.” They end up attempting to follow the healthier diet themselves!People in the control group may think, “If the intervention diet reduces disease risk, I want that advantage too.” In the end, both groups end up consuming a fairly similar diet. The study won’t find anything significant because the two diet groups aren’t significantly different from one another. So, we are left with observational studies, which are, admittedly, imperfect.With nutrition and disease we have to consider the totality of the evidence and the consistency of the findings from other studies on the topic. And for now, the totality of the evidence very strongly points to fruits and vegetables reducing risk of several types of cancer (mouth, pharynx and larynx, stomach, esophagus, lung, and colon and rectum). And heart disease. And stroke. And hypertension. And diabetes. The list goes on.