(NaturalNews) Cancer can be beaten the very large majority of the time - though not with mainstream treatments that target just the symptoms of cancer. Beating cancer means not only eliminating existing cancer cells, but also eliminating the root causes which enabled cancer to gain a foothold to begin with.
Simply put, cancer is a cellular defensive response where cells revert to a more primitive form of producing energy without oxygen and mutate into cancer cells which replicate and refuse to die. Most often, exposure to toxins causes cells to turn cancerous - especially cells which have not been properly nourished, cleansed, hydrated and oxygenated.
Establishing a cancer fighting foundation
The immune system is our natural first line of defense against cancer. Thus, in addition to eliminating cancer-causing toxins, building and maintaining a strong immune system should be a centerpiece of a good cancer-fighting foundation. Such a foundation will likely require changes in diet, lifestyle and more - but the payoff will be well worth: a cancer-free, healthy life.
Toxins play critical roles in the development of cancer. Make every effort to eliminate toxic chemicals from your environment by getting rid of items such as commercial cleansers, cosmetics, pesticides, herbicides and any other items which contain man-made compounds which could be ingested or absorbed through the skin. The Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) has a wealth of information about toxic products and safer natural alternatives.
A number of healthy natural items can be used to rid your body of toxins, including cilantro, chlorella, lemon juice and plain, old clean water. Additionally, natural health outlets offer many safe, natural cleanses and flushes for the entire body, including the liver, gall bladder, kidneys and blood.
Replace bad dietary food choices such as processed meats, sugar, junk food, fast foods and highly processed foods with cancer fighting foods such as cruciferous vegetables, garlic, hot peppers, and green leafy vegetables. See this article for a list of the best cancer fighting foods:
The more complete your nutrition, the stronger and more healthy your body and immune system will be. Despite the oft-repeated mainstream myth, it is virtually impossible to obtain optimum nutrition from diet alone. Consider supplementing with items such as super green food supplements and a superior comprehensive vitamin, mineral and nutrient supplement. Be sure to choose supplements which are organic and whole-food derived.
Cancer pioneer Max Gerson observed that he never found a single cancer patient who did not also have an impaired liver. A successful cancer treatment program will likely result in the release of a large amount of toxins and those toxins could dangerously overwhelm an impaired liver. Thus, cleansing, protecting and regenerating the liver as well as making sure the bile ducts are open are essential. For more information about cleansing, protecting and regenerating the liver, see:
Stress is indeed "the silent killer." It leads to disease and impairs healing. As much as possible, eliminate stressful situations - including stressful people - from your life. For more information about eliminating stress, see:
Exercise, or at least moderate physical activity, can play a key role in making sure that toxins are eliminated and the body and natural immune system are strengthened. After years of giving the opposite advice, even mainstream medicine now advises exercise for people with cancer. See:
Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for those who wish to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year.