The Root Cause of Cancer Ignored by Doctors…

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 in Cancer

How strongly do you believe the cancer rates are escalating because the underlying cause of most cancers is not being addressed?  Most of the research seems to be directed towards expensive drugs that target late stages of Cancer and line the pockets of the drug companies but simply do not prevent cancer.

What ever happened to “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  Environmental- and lifestyle factors are increasingly being pinpointed as the primary culprits fueling our cancer epidemic.

These factors include:

  • Pesticide- and other chemical exposures
  • Processed and artificial foods (plus the chemicals in the packaging)
  • Wireless technologies, dirty electricity, and medical diagnostic radiation exposure
  • Pharmaceutical drugs
  • Obesity, stress, and poor sleeping habits
  • Lack of sunshine exposure and use of sunscreens

The pharmaceutical researchers lead us to believe they’re doing everything they can to come up with a solution. Meanwhile all they seem to be doing is researching newer drug therapies instead of looking  to the root of the problem.  Ignore lifestyle factors at your own peril when it comes to cancer…  clearly, drug-based “advances” are not coming close to a solution in a cure or prevention of cancer.

Cancer drugs are notoriously toxic and come with devastating and lethal side effects.  The best-selling (and extremely expensive) cancer drug Avastin, for example, was recently phased out as a treatment for metastatic breast cancer after studies concluded its benefits were outweighed by its dangerous side effects.

REAL Cancer Advancements:

Three cancer advancements in particular merit special mention. These advancements have not yet been accepted by conventional medicine:

  • Vitamin D – Researchers within this field have estimated that about 30 percent of cancer deaths – which amounts to 2 million worldwide and 200,000 in the United States — could be prevented each year simply by optimizing the vitamin D levels in the general population. It is possible to decrease your risk of cancer by MORE THAN HALF simply by optimizing your vitamin D levels with sun exposure.
  • Optimizing Your Insulin Levels – Normalizing your insulin levels is one of the most powerful physical actions you can take to lower your risk of cancer.  Otto Warburg actually received a Nobel Prize for his research on cancer cell physiology in 1934, which clearly demonstrated cancer cells require more sugar to thrive. The good news is that controlling your insulin levels is relatively straightforward. First, limit your intake of processed foods, grains and sugars/fructose as much as possible to prevent your insulin levels from becoming elevated in the first place
  • Exercise—  There is some fairly compelling evidence that exercise can greatly reduce the risk for cancer. One of the primary ways exercise lowers your risk for cancer is by reducing elevated insulin levels, which creates a low sugar environment that discourages the growth and spread of cancer cells. Controlling your insulin levels and optimizing your vitamin D level are two of the most powerful steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk. For example, physically active adults experience about half the incidence of colon cancer as their sedentary counterparts, and women who exercise regularly can reduce their breast cancer risk by 20 to 30 percent compared to those who are inactive. It’s important to include a variety of different techniques in your exercise routine, such as strength training, aerobics, core-building activities, and stretching. Most important of all, however, is to make sure you include high-intensity, burst-type exercise (once or twice a week, in which you raise your heart rate up to your anaerobic threshold for 20 to 30 seconds, and then you recover for 90 seconds).   SEE TOMORROWS POSTING FOR BURST-TYPE EXERCISES.

Prevention of Cancer Begins with Your Personal Choices:

American Cancer Society states that one-third of cancer deaths are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, and carrying excess weight.

changes can go a very long way toward ending the failure-streak and becoming one less statistic in this war against cancer:

  1. Normalize your vitamin D levels with safe amounts of sun exposure. This works primarily by optimizing your vitamin D level. Ideally, monitor yourvitamin D levels throughout the year.
  2. Control your insulin levels by limiting your intake of processed foods and sugars/fructose as much as possible.
  3. Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats.
  4. Get appropriate exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks.
  5. Eat according to your nutritional type. The potent anti-cancer effects of this principle are very much underappreciated. When we treat cancer patients in our clinic this is one of the most powerful anti-cancer strategies we have.
  6. Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions.  It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. My particular favorite tool for this purpose, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique.
  7. Only 25 percent of people eat enough vegetables, so by all means eat as many vegetables as you are comfortable with Ideally, they should be fresh and organic Cruciferous vegetables in particular have been identified as having potent anti-cancer properties. Remember that carb nutritional types may need up to 300 percent more vegetables than protein nutritional types.
  8. Maintain an ideal body weight.
  9. Get enough high-quality sleep.
  10. Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
  11. Reduce your use of cell phones and other wireless technologies, and implement as many safety strategies as possible if/when you cannot avoid their use.
  12. Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them.
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