Cancer Treatments Approaches
When it comes to treating cancer, there are several options available that offer various types of therapies and protocols.
Broadly speaking, they fall into the following 3 categories:
- Conventional approach
- Natural approach
- Integrative approach
Let's explore these in more detail.
- Laser surgery: A beam of high-intensity light of a specific wavelength is used to shrink or destroy tumors or precancerous growths. It is very precise, causing less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
- Chemotherapy: Uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Also damages healthy cells and causes unwanted side effects. Several chemotherapy drugs are listed by the World Health Organization as cancer-causing agents.
- Radiation therapy: Uses high-energy radiation to shrink and kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA. Also damages healthy cells and causes unwanted side effects.
- Immunotherapy: Treats cancer by stimulating the body's immune system.
- Cancer Vaccines: A form of immunotherapy, usually made from the patient's own tumor cells.
- Stem cell transplants: Used to treat cancers affecting bone marrow. Very high doses of chemo (often along with radiation) are used to destroy both cancer cells and stem cells in the bone marrow. Stem cells are then given to replace those that were destroyed.
- Photodynamic therapy: Uses a drug called a photosensitizer (which is injected into the bloodstream) and a specific wavelength of light that "activates" the photosensitizer. When exposed to the light, the photosensitizers produce a form of oxygen that kills nearby cells. Use for tumors on or near the skin surface as the light can only penetrate 1 centimeter of tissue.
Although conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation can help to destroy cancer cells and remove tumors, they are focused solely on the destruction of the malignancy. They do not place any focus on addressing the root cause of cancer. Nor do they place primary focus on strengthening the immune system to prevent recurrence. This is why treating cancer without removing the diet and lifestyle factors falls far short of being called a successful approach to cancer treatment. In essence, all it does is treat the effect, not the cause while seriously damaging the immune system. This is why the recurrence rate of cancer is high, and why when it returns, it is much more aggressive the second time around.
Conventional medicine success rates are much higher when used in conjunction with natural methods of healing cancer.
The Drawbacks of Chemotherapy & Radiation
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Broadly speaking, traditional treatments are unquestionably toxic. They are considered both highly invasive and highly destructive to the body. The agents used to destroy cancer also destroy healthy cells and can seriously damage an immune system that is already compromised. Sometimes, the treatment can be worse than the disease. Often, chemotherapy drugs can only promise a limited chance of success, while the drugs themselves cause side effects that seriously impact the quality of life for the remaining time left. Toxemia from chemotherapy drugs is a common cause of death in cancer patients.
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the traditional approach is to get standard treatment ASAP. These treatments often include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Patients are warned that failure to begin these treatments immediately can significantly reduce their chance of survival. Yet there are many that disagree with this approach, including doctors themselves:
- Not only do cancer treatments fail, they can make the situation worse. Dr. Max Wicha, the founder of The Comprehensive Cancer at The University of Michigan is a pioneering researcher in why cancers recur and metastasize to other parts of the body. Cancers destroyed by chemotherapy and radiation often return more aggressively after their initial treatment because when they are destroyed, they release substances that react with cancer stem cells. These substances are inflammatory in nature and can activate the cancer stem cells. Dr. Wicha states that these stem cells can remain alive even after the tumor is eradicated by chemotherapy and radiation. The likelihood of hibernating cancer cells being signaled back into action in the future is high if no action is taken to support and strengthen the immune system, and remove the diet and lifestyle factors that contributed to the original cancer.
- In trying to destroy the cancer cells, the side effects of the cancer drugs and therapies cause irreparable damage to the body, including causing death in the patient.
- Drug interactions, such as chemotherapy drugs interacting with other medications, can reduce the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drugs, or cause other negative effects. Any drug or over-the-counter prescribed medication that a patient is taking has the potential to have negative effects on cancer drug effectiveness.
- When dealing with more than one type of cancer, treatment is much more complex. There are also different types of the same cancer (for example, there are at least 9 different types of breast cancer).
- The factors that caused the cancerous condition are not addressed and eliminated (or are only partially addressed).
- The disease is too advanced and has progressed too far, therefore the body is too weak to withstand the treatment.
Chemotherapy Drugs Are Highly Toxic
- The International Agency for Research on Cancer (a division of the World Health Organization) lists 9 chemotherapy drugs and two "combinational therapies" as known human carcinogens (cancer-causing agents). Another 9 drugs are listed as "probable" and 10 as "possible" carcinogens.
- A long-term study by the Netherlands Cancer Institute showed that modern radiation increases the risk of heart disease in women who receive it following surgery for breast cancer.(1)
- The federal government issued an unusually detailed alert to the nation's 5.5 million healthcare workers stating: The powerful drugs used in chemotherapy can themselves cause cancer and pose a risk to nurses, pharmacists and others who handle them. A housekeeper who dumps the contents of a bedpan into a toilet might not realize that the waste is toxic: "Sometimes, 80% of the active ingredient in the drug goes right through the patient's system," said Borwegen, who also served on the NIOSH work group.(2)
Oncologists State They Themselves Would Refuse Traditional Treatments
The highly destructive nature of cancer treatments is well established in the medical community. Although many oncologists treat their patients with traditional cancer treatments, many of those treating them state that they would not use the same treatments upon themselves should they ever suffer from cancer:
McGill Cancer Center scientists surveyed 118 oncologists who specialized in lung cancer. They were asked what they would do in terms of treatment if they were to suffer from lung cancer. Not only did 75% of the doctors state that they would deny traditional chemotherapy choices, but they also stated they would not allow their family members to undergo the traditional treatments either.(3)
Request Pre-Chemo Testing
Chemo is often the first therapy prescribed in traditional medicine. It may be recommended as the best treatment option for you, but it can also vary significantly in how effective it is from one person to the next. For example, certain chemotherapy drugs can be more effective than others for certain types of cancer. Because we are all, biologically speaking, individuals, there are many variables that can affect the success of the drug.
If you have been prescribed chemotherapy, take the first step by finding out what the most effective chemotherapy drugs are for your specific cancer through something called chemosensitivity testing. This can mean the difference between treatment success or failure.
Chemosensitivity testing (or prechemo testing) involves testing a patient’s cancer cells with various chemotherapy drug types (or combination of drugs) to observe the reactions of the drug. This helps patients choose the most effective drug for their cancer type and not waste any time on drugs that their cancer shows resistance to. Many types of tumors can be tested, including lung, breast, colon, ovary, cervical, prostate, skin, intestinal, liver, kidney, and others. Some less frequent tumors can also be tested.
Some choose natural methods in conjunction with conventional treatments like chemotherapy. Others choose them as their primary and only cancer treatment. A common reason for choosing a natural approach is when conventional methods either promise limited success, or have failed to successfully treat the cancer.
Whereas traditional medicine looks at symptoms with the goal of suppressing or eliminating them, natural medicine looks at both cause and effect with the goal of restoring the body back to a state of balance:
- It uses treatment mechanisms that are both natural and non-invasive to the body
This involves providing the body with the most nutrient-dense and nourishing foods on the planet, while incorporating specific lifestyle habits and natural whole-food supplements that contain powerful anti-cancer nutrients.
- It eliminates the root causes that contribute to the breakdown of the immune system
Illness does not occur without a cause. Underlying causes of disease must be discovered and removed to not only treat an illness, but also ensure the illness does not return. Cancer is a symptom of a problem, and symptoms are an expression of the body's attempt to heal. They are not the cause of disease itself. The elimination of the symptom is not the same as elimination of the disease. The body is a whole, and treating cancer by not correcting the cause of the cancer is not a very effective approach.
Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda are two examples of natural healing systems that many use to treat diseases such as cancer. There are also several natural cancer treatment protocols offered on the internet. Sifting through the various treatments and testing them out can be time-consuming and can get very expensive very quickly (as can conventional medical treatment that generate billions in profit each year). When it comes to a serious disease such as cancer, there is no time to waste.
Natural "Cure" Gimmicks
When it comes to treating cancer naturally, there are specific "foods" or "supplements" or "herbs" that are marketed as cancer cures. These are not cancer cures at all, but rather marketing gimmicks that prey on fear.
By the time you have completed reading through this protocol, you will have a solid understanding as to why these "cures" are not a path to health. You will be able to easily sift through these "get-well" schemes because you will know exactly what steps you need to take to restore both health and balance to your body.
For example, Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) uses insulin to deliver chemotherapy drugs to cancer cells in a targeted approach at micro-doses (1/10 of the standard dose). Because the cancer cells are specifically targeted, and because the dosage is much smaller, there is little of the drug left over to cause a toxic reaction to other healthy cells in the body. This results in far fewer side effects suffered by the patient.
The Body Healer Protocol Approach
The Body Healer protocol is a completely natural, whole-body approach to restoring health that focuses on rebuilding your immune system and detoxifying your body of harmful elements. It is unique in that it teaches you that health is not just the absence of disease, nor is it about healing via suppression. It is about achieving a mind/body balance, and understanding the difference between what a healthy body needs and what detracts from that health. It is about understanding the link between illness and the vibrational state of our body, and about how the mind plays an important role in maintaining a healthy, high vibrational state.
Learning how to heal is not complicated. The protocol empowers you to have a complete understanding of how to begin immediately restoring yourself to health. It will teach you:
- What causes your body harm and your immune system to break down, and how to remove those causes, and
- What tools the body needs to heal itself from disease, and provide you with those tools.
Once you give your body what it needs to heal, while removing what causes it harm, your job is to stand back and allow the innate intelligence of the body to do the rest.
The Body Healer protocol can be used as a primary therapy, or to support your immune system during conventional treatment, or to prevent cancer from returning:
If you have stage IV cancer where the disease has spread to other areas of the body (metastasis), it is especially important to realize that treatment with chemotherapy alone will rarely cure the cancer permanently.
The two primary reasons that cancers come out of remission are:
1. The diet and lifestyle factors that contributed to the original cancer are still present, and
2. The immune system has been severely compromised.
Regardless of which factors were the primary cause of your cancer, research now clearly indicates that how the disease progresses is not just dependent on the type of cancer itself. It is the internal environment of the body (especially the health of the immune system), that plays the most significant role in influencing how the disease progresses. Studies have shown that cancer recurrence is dramatically reduced in patients who take specific steps to strengthen their immune system as compared to those on conventional therapy who did not.
This protocol is aimed at rebuilding a compromised immune system damaged from the toxicity of chemotherapy and radiation, while also consuming a diet very high in nutrients that have powerful cancer-fighting properties. Patients have dramatically better outcomes if their cancer treatments address inflammation reduction with anti-inflammatory foods (not medications), foods you will be eating in this protocol.
The Body Healer protocol is not only here to help you heal from cancer. It is here to help you dig out the roots of disease, cleanse the soil, and plant seeds of beautiful vibrant flowers it its place.
Fighting cancer takes its toll not only your body, but on your state of mind and your entire life. Your immune system has been compromised and you’ve been to hell and back surviving the ordeal. You’ve been through the worst of it and you’ve come out a survivor. Now it’s time to get your life back, rebuild your health, reclaim your peace of mind, and bullet-proof your body against all diseases... not only cancer.
When follow the protocol, you will:
|Understand that cancer can be healed naturally |
It happens all the time. Many people have cured their cancer using only a natural approach involving no chemotherapy and no radiation (or by using an integrative approach, taking micro-doses while supporting their body with a natural focus on healing).
|Understand that you MUST dig up cancer by the roots |
The Body Healer Protocol is all about root cause. To fully heal and prevent recurrence, you must treat the cause of your cancer, not just the cancer itself. Traditional medicine does not focus on root cause and prevention, nor on strengthening the immune system, which is why cancer recurrence rates are very high.
|Understand the steps to take to naturally heal cancer |
We will talk about how to restore your immune system by providing your body with the nutrients and lifestyle habits it needs, and incorporate specific foods very high in anti-cancer nutrients in your daily diet. These nutrients have been found to not only kill cancer cells on contact, but also make the body inhospitable to cancer growth and metastasis.
The Protocol is Both Treatment AND Prevention
Cancer may be challenging to treat, yet it is actually simple to prevent by making the right diet and lifestyle choices. These same choices are the ones that will not only help heal your body from cancer, but also dramatically reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. Not only will you be free of the disease, but you will be restored to a level of health that far exceeds how you ever felt before you received your cancer diagnosis. Your health quotient will far exceed that of the average American.
Walk Away From Cancer "Survival Rates"
The Body Healer protocol does not place any focus on survival rates, or on what percentage of people survive from what type of cancer. There are thousands of people that have not only significantly increased the survival time quoted by doctors, but have completely healed themselves of their cancerous condition.
Time frames and survival statistics can have a very detrimental impact on the state of mind of the person reading them, and our state of mind is an extremely critical component of our recovery. There are few things in this world more devastating, more catastrophic to our state of mind, than being given a "time frame for survival." The impact this news has can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, or succumbing to the statistic.