Posted on March 12, 2018
Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion in number. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they are no longer within the detectable size. Cancer cells occur between six and more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.
When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors. When a person has cancer it often indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies. These could be genetic in origin but may also be due to environmental, food and lifestyle factors. The time frame between the formation of these cancer cells and when the cancer first becomes evident as a tumour has been said to take a minimum of 10 years.
To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing the diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times a day and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
Chemotherapy, a part of cancer treatment, involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells. But it also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract and the skin, and can cause organ damage, to the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and intestines.
Radiation, another aspect of cancer treatment destroys cancer cells but also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction. Instead, they may cause new cancer growths on their own.
When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
Cancer cells feed on some of the following food additives and by far the most important of these is sugar followed by its substitutes like nutrasweet, equal, spoonful, and others are made with aspartame which is harmful. A better natural substitute would be honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternatives are Bragg’s amino or sea salt. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved
Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is quite acidic so that it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, usually white meat like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with a certain predisposition to cancer.
A diet made of 80 per cent in fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline status. About 20 per cent can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables two or three times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius, so that many natural foods lose their protective power from cooking and boiling alone.
Limit your coffee, tea, and chocolate intake, which have high caffeine levels and focus instead on green tea which is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. It is best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals especially in tap water. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
Some food supplements build up the immune system such as flor-ssence, essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
Cancer is sometimes seen as a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life. Cancer cells cannot also thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising on a daily basis and deep breathing help to get more oxygen to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to our bodies. They are also to be found in many various household tools we use every day in our homes as various sprays, perfumes and insect repellants. In the last few months, we have talked about some of these compounds that we keep near us and use closely. In the end, this essay is not saying to you that once you make use of any of these compounds that you will have cancer; it is rather saying that that repeated exposure to them makes developing cancer a lot more likely. As for the actual disease itself, we have also seen on this page that to develop cancer, it is down in the final analysis to bad luck.
Ask the doctor
Dear doctor, I had constipation which according to a medical doctor led to external haemorrhoid. This began in early April. Following medications, my stool is now soft. I used drugs like fybogel, liquid paraffin, dulcolax, etc. Though relieved, the rectum still comes out a bit and can be very painful especially when I have just emptied my bowel. I now take enough water, fruits, vegetables, beans, etc. Please help prescribe a drug that will completely push back the haemorrhoid and stop the pain. Thank you. 0803xxxxxxx
I try very hard to avoid prescribing medications on the pages of a newspaper. However, see the doctor who placed you on those medications you mentioned above. I believe it is time for you to use some suppositories. It must be pointed out to you that these medications will not push back the haemorrhoid like you desire; that can only be accomplished through an operation.
Dear doctor, greetings to you. It is with a heavy heart that I sent you this message. I have been feeling strangely for some time now. Firstly, I had a runny stomach and later pain in my neck region, lymph nodes and later shaking knees when climbing or descending a staircase. I am worried. Could this be a sign that I have HIV? I am going through stress and psychological trauma. 0808xxxxxxx
Not at all sir or madam. You do not have to undergo stress based on a mere suspicion. You should see a doctor, lay out your complaints and let him examine you and recommend what tests you must do. Only then will you be any wiser about your present condition.
Dear doctor, I am a 28 years old lady. I have a skin problem which has been persistent especially during the rainy season and when my hand comes in contact with water during laundry, etc. The joints on my fingers develop serious black scaly lesions and sometimes form sores and blisters. A series of medical tests shows I am okay. I have been given different creams to try at different times – diposon, funbact-A, endix-G, etc. It clears and after a while, it’s back again. What do you advise me to do? 0803xxxxxxx
Try and see a dermatologist. That is the only doctor that can treat the problem you have. There are many other types of dermal preparations beyond the ones you have tried. It is possible that you have not used any of those ones for long enough or indeed they have been prescribed for the wrong reason. However, a dermatologist will resolve these issues beautifully for you.
Dear doctor, I am a 25 years old lady and I have pain in my two breasts. I have been having the pain before but that was only when my period was approaching, but now I don’t know if it’s normal to have pain in my breast half way through my cycle. 0703xxxxxxx
That is normal as well and it does occur like that in quite a few women. You are safe. However, it is always beneficial to have the opinion of an expert and you should therefore see your doctor for a proper examination and further necessary action.
Dear doctor, I am 43 years old and have been trying to trying to conceive for the past six years after two miscarriages. I have two kids already delivered through caesarian section. I was told I have ‘heat’ in my womb. How can I make my womb ‘cool down’ for me to get pregnant? Where do you suggest that I go to for adequate help? 0703xxxxxxx
Well, a feeling of heat in the womb is a sensation. It is therefore a subjective feeling and it is something you can become aware of because you are hopeful of achieving something with it. You do not have to seek any particular means to cool it down. I have no option but to let you know that you can ask your doctor for a referral to any of the large public hospitals in the country where gynaecologists will examine you and let you know what you must do to achieve a pregnancy. They can also be found in many of the private hospitals anywhere in the country which your doctor will be aware of.
Dear doctor, I am 47 years old. My breasts have these hard ‘seeds’ as in a younger girl but I have been having slight ache/discomfort in the right breast and nipple. No lumps, no liquid from the nipple when squeezed. Please what’s the problem with my breast? I saw a doctor who told me to take paracetamol. Please help. God bless you. 0803xxxxxxx
You may have dense breasts, in other words, breasts which have still preserved much of their youthful architecture despite your advancing age. Women of your age who are still menstruating can have these kinds of breasts and so it is not unusual. However, if you are very concerned about it, you can have an ultrasound scan of both breasts done and a mammogram afterwards if need be. Your doctor will be the one to examine you and determine if these investigations are indeed necessary.
Dear doctor, I am a retired policeman and write in response to your article, “The Policeman’s Heel”, in SUNDAY PUNCH of February 11, 2018. I will appreciate that you grant me an appointment to see you. Thank you very much. 0803xxxxxxx
Thank you very much. I am impressed that a retired policeman found that article useful. However, I must emphasise that it is not a condition that is exclusive to policemen and you can therefore always see me at the addresses I have given to you. I look forward to seeing you sir.