(NaturalHealth365) How to stop cancer from spreading doesn’t necessarily mean shrinking a tumor. The conventional “tumor-shrinking approach”, which goes after the mass only with chemotherapy and radiation, leads to more tumors – which tend to penetrate the surrounding area and move to other organ sites.
Studies have shown that cancer cells can survive and thrive during (and after) chemotherapy sessions. Chemo destroys the immune system by exposing the body to toxins – which can be more hazardous than leaving the tumor alone. Keep in mind, cancer cells are designed to survive exposure to adverse conditions.
In addition, let’s not forget, cancer cells are able to thrive in a low oxygen environment with little or no “healthy” foods. Normal, healthy cells are not equipped with the luxury of converting into a cell that can do without a quality source of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
Although most conventional oncologist will never say this – shrinking a tumor has little or no effect on survival. Why? Because surgery, chemotherapy and radiation ignore the stem cells which generate the cancer cells. In other words, if the cause of cancer is not dealt with – it will return.
Is there an alternative to “cut, poison and burn”?
Researchers at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from the Pacific Cod, which may inhibit prostate cancer and other cancers from spreading – according to preclinical research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
According to the senior author of the study Hafiz Ahmed, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry, and molecular biology, understanding how these peptides work could allow us to develop foods that act as cancer therapeutics and agents for immunotherapy.
Albert Reece M.D., PhD. M.B.A., vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland said, “This research breaks ground in our ongoing quest to discover new ways to prevent cancer from metastasizing to distant parts of the body.” The sentiment of scientist working on this is that if they could offer patients a natural dietary way to block metastasis – which would have a major influence on improving the outcome and survival of cancer patients.
Natural ways to limit cancer cell growth
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified components in pomegranate juice, which both inhibited the movement of cancer cells and weaken their attraction to chemical signals that promotes metastasis of prostate cancer.
The compound DIM (Diindolylmethane), a metabolic product, which is produced in the body following its ingestion has been shown to prevent tumors of the prostate, ovary, cervix and also several types of leukemia. And, most importantly, DIM suppresses cancer stem cells – the lingering super-potent cancer cells, which cause cancer to reappear years later.
DIM induces apoptosis (cell suicide) and inhibits factors that allow cancers cells to invade healthy tissues. One of the best ways to “get your DIM” is to eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables like, cabbage and kale. Another way to control cancer cell growth is with calorie control. Obviously, we are not suggesting you starve yourself – but make every calorie count – hence the value of superfood nutrition like, spirulina and other nutrient dense foods.
An article published in the journal Cancer Letters reports that grape seed extract is potent against advanced stage cancers. Its effect was in sharp contrast with that of chemotherapy, which becomes less potent with late stage tumors that have increased metastatic potential.
Can you imagine actually having the opportunity to prevent cancer at every stage (naturally) by preventing initiation and boosting the power of our immune system? Well, we’ve got the power to stop cancer cell creation and proliferation. All you need to know is how to diversify your diet to protect yourself and, of course, work with a trusted medical professional.
A message of hope for every cancer patient
Remember, a cancer tumor is not as important as the environment in which it lives. Numerous clinical trials have shown that bioflavonoids and botanical extracts are possibly the gentlest (most effective) ways to stop the damage from cancer-causing toxins and maintain our cellular integrity.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.
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