Cancer metabolic syndrome: The threat of stress and toxins on the body
(NaturalHealth365) We’ve all heard of metabolic syndrome – as it relates to body weight issues and diabetes. This condition places unwanted stress on the body and the toxins associated with this dis-ease are quite dangerous. But, how is this related to cancer? (allow me to explain)
It doesn’t take much to create a beautiful garden. All you really need is quality nutrients from the soil, water and sun. Your body is very much like that garden. If you nourish it with the right foods, actions and states of mind, it will be healthy and abundant.
Simply put, if you abuse yourself by feeding it processed foods and exposing it to stress and toxins, that gorgeous garden called your body could turn into a weedy patch where nothing healthy grows. The body will always give you warning signs that you are at risk of cancer. The key is to make correct lifestyle adjustments – before it’s too late.
Cancer patients need to understand the threat of oncometabolic syndrome
These warning signs of cancer are so predictable that there is even a term for it: Cancer metabolic syndrome or oncometabolic syndrome (OMS).
Nutritional oncologist Dr. Jean Wallace was the first western doctor to see these signs holistically. She describes OMS as “a cluster of nutritional and metabolic factors that can influence the growth and progression of cancer.”
The good news is that the majority of these factors are completely controllable by you:
1. High blood sugar
High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is an overabundance of glucose in the bloodstream. In most cases, high blood sugar occurs after years of eating high-carb, high-sugar processed-foods. Obesity and type 2 diabetes, two conditions that go hand-in-hand with hyperglycemia, have been shown to be risk factors for cancer.
This makes perfect sense. Cancer cells use sugar, not oxygen, in order to survive. A 1985 animal-based breast cancer study found that the higher the blood sugar, the lower the overall immune system function and, unfortunately, the higher the death rate.
2. Increased estrogen levels
High estrogen levels can trigger breast cancer for both men and woman alike. Without limiting toxic exposure through eating an organic diet and detoxing regularly, chances are you, like the majority of Americans, will have high estrogen levels at some point in your life. There are just too many ways for xenoestrogens, aggressive chemical toxins that mimic natural estrogen, to get into your system; everything from the commercial meats you eat and the chemical-ridden sundry products you use to the toxic air you breathe contains it.
The healthy function of your liver is key to not only metabolizing natural estrogens but in removing excess aggressive estrogens as well. This is why establishing a regular detoxification program, among other things, is vital if you wish to reduce your estrogen load.
3. Compromised immune system
Since the majority of our immune system cells reside in the digestive system, this is a logical place to start in order to repair it. In the intestines, organisms such as bad bacteria, yeasts, parasites and viruses could be the initial cause for ‘immune system overload.’
Your immune system may be so preoccupied with fighting off all of these “bad guys” in your gut, that it does not have the energy to prevent cancer cells from growing. In no other area of your body, however, do you have more control over regaining health than in your gut. Eat for gut health in order to restore the proper balance of good and bad bacteria and find ways to reduce the stress that may be adding to your gut woes. Then watch your overall immune health soar!
4. Nutrient deficiencies
Here is a true statement: Every client that I have worked with, over the last year, has been deficient in either vitamin D or iodine (or both). First and foremost, be sure to get tested for deficiencies in these two essential nutrients before any tell-tale signs begin to appear.
For iodine deficiency, one of the first signs that something is acutely off may come in the form of hormone imbalances, such as slight hypothyroidism. For vitamin D deficiency, signs could be achy bones, depression, GI problems, excessive sweating (especially on the head), and excessive weight gain.
Minerals such as magnesium, zinc and selenium are also key nutrients to watch for as well.
Inflammation is present wherever there is stress in the body. It is usually created as a result of a stressed lifestyle, lack of proper sleep and poor diet. Inflammation in the gut caused by foods that you may have an allergy to, however slight, is especially dangerous.
Polyunsaturated fats, commercial meats and foods with high sugar and carb content act as irritants to the gut. Not only will they affect your immune system, as mentioned above, they will eventually wear down your intestinal lining, leading to leaky gut (and even more immune system problems). This trickle-down effect, as well as the presence of inflammational byproducts, can lead to unchecked cancer tumor growth.
There was a time when I ignored the warning signs my own body was giving me. Then I was stopped dead in my tracks when I discovered I had breast cancer. The next time you have a hunch that your body is trying to tell you something, listen closely. It could just save your life.
About the author: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr. V”) is a best-selling author and specialist in Chiropractic, Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy and Digital Thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time to sharing her personal, non-toxic Breast Cancer healing journey with others. Her years of experience and research have culminated in “The 7 Essentials™ “, a step-by-step coaching program that unravels the mystery of healing the body. Her website and personal healing journey have touched the lives of thousands of women around the globe. To get your F.R.E.E. 7-day mini e-course and to receive her weekly inspiring articles on the power of natural medicine – visit: BreastCancerConqueror.com
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