Cancer is a condition in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissues. Cell division occurs in almost all tissues to replace worn-out and damaged cells which is why cancer can occur almost everywhere in the body. Oncogenesis is a process in which normal cells are transformed into cancer cells. Oncogenesis is characterized by changes at the cellular, genetic, and epigenetic level that reprograms a cell to undergo uncontrolled cell division leading to malignant mass growths. Oncogenesis is accompanied by the accumulation of multiple mutations. Normally, both proliferation and apoptosis are tightly managed to ensure the integrity of organs and tissues. Mutations and epi-mutations in DNA which disrupt this fine balance between proliferation and apoptosis eventually leads to cancer.
Cancer is not a single disease. It is a multifactorial disease where hemodynamics to maintain your body in physiologic balance has been lost. Thus multiple system dysfunctions occur. It alters immune- biochemical-metabolic and genetics-nutritional markers.
First, do not feel guilty and think that you may have caused your cancer. Your cause may still be a contributing or maintaining factor. This is especially important when you are under 60 years of age. Over 80 percent of cancers occur in those over 65. If you are younger than this it is very likely some toxin, something in your lifestyle, etc. that is causing and may well still be maintaining your cancer.
The expert research alerts us to a possible cause, we as an astute clinician pass these concerns on. It is your right to know so that you can adjust your personal lifestyle accordingly. There are significant factors like certain chemicals, pesticides, EMF’s, and so on, which are barely covered by the other physicians not proficient in Environmental medicine.
Your cancer is as individual as you are. Modern medicine historically has recognized that there are no one-size-fits-all treatments for cancer. Chris Woollams has suggested since his daughter became ill in 2001 that “your cancer is as individual as you are”. You can develop cancer in many ways. For example:
- Your cells might be subject to radiation, thus structurally changing the DNA
- Your cells might be subject to chemical toxins, which might alter the DNA in a different way with different toxins
- Your cells may be subject to the female hormone ’estrogen’ (either naturally occurring or introduced into the body synthetically. Estrogen was declared a known cause of cancer in the early 1990s by the National Cancer Institute in the USA. It fuels the fire of cancer. One way it can do this is to increase the levels of sodium in your cells, reducing the levels of potassium and increasing their acidity. This ultimately results in lowered oxygen and energy inside the cell. This prevents the repair of genes while providing the multiplication genes a free-rein.
- Estrogen can also stop stem cells becoming normal healthy cells, and keeping them in a rapidly dividing state.
- Excess sodium (salt) consumption, accompanied by too low a magnesium consumption (low consumption of greens, seeds, nuts, certain fruits) will also cause acidity, lowered oxygen, and energy in cells.
Cancer is rarely if ever, caused by a single factor. Occasionally some DIRECT factor causes your DNA to copy itself incorrectly (e.g. nuclear radiation) and produces a full-blown cancer cell. Every day each of us makes about 200 pre-cancerous cells, simply through the process of living. Of course, you can make matters worse by smoking or drinking excessively and so on. But in a healthy, young individual, with a fully active immune system, these pre-cancerous cells are simply mopped up before they get going.
More often some direct factor stops messages from your DNA being sent out correctly, or at all. This is a bigger problem for the body, as it can result in deficiencies of essential enzymes or proteins and then things can go very wrong. This gets compounded when the immune system is weak. The fact is, more often than not, cancer is the result of an INDIRECT effect of a weakened immune system. This weakened immune system allows pre-cancerous cells to go easily through the immune surveillance systems. Thus the pre-cancerous cells escape natural order to be incapacitated and unable to repair itself.
This is why at EHC Buffalo we don’t just stop at looking at known ’carcinogens’ as ’causes’. We look at your immune system and evaluate the factors that might seriously compromise your immune system, for example, lack of sleep and lowered melatonin production.
Cancer is a Multi-Step Process
John Boik of MD Anderson says there are 20 stages. He has described certain foods, natural compounds, and vitamins against each stage depending upon exactly what they are known to do in research. He believes that it is simply naive to believe that cancer can be cured by a single factor or current conventional treatment program. A multi-step process demands a multi-step cancer treatment package of activities to defeat it. There will never be a single drug, a single vitamin, shark cartilage, whatever that can ’cure’ cancer. To believe so is simply naive’.
So, you need to build an effective program to address the various stages of cancer that you might have in your body. You may have 5, you may have 10, and you may have 20.
Obviously, if you catch cancer early with your cancer treatment program you may ’get away with’ a lesser package of activities. But to be safe, you need to assume the worse and to tackle them all.
Cancer is a Disease that Weakens the Whole Body
Although it eventually weakens the whole body, it merely manifests itself in a certain area to start. For example, in cancer patients, a blood sample usually shows signs of lowered oxygen and lowered levels of white cells (immune cells). Having an operation to cut out a cancerous lump does not remove the process of cancer and research with colon cancer has recently proven this previously controversial theory to be true.
Thoroughness is key to increasing your survival. Some experts believe that by building an Integrated Treatment Program you can increase your personal odds of survival by greater than 60 percent. Your history of exposure to chemicals, toxic metals, smoking, drinking, cell tower EMF exposure, and eating poorly are all important factors to be looked at thoroughly. Integrated treatment programs have helped many, despite only being given a few months to live several years ago. It’s hard work but, after all, it is your life we are talking about!’
You Can Start to Plan Your Personal Cancer Treatment Program with EHC Buffalo
We will leave you with this one thought: If you simply appreciate the multi-dimensional nature of cancer, you will also appreciate that you are more likely to increase your personal odds of beating the disease by adopting a multi-dimensional approach. Then you understand that natural compounds and therapies are there to help you fight cancer. You may consider the Cancer support program to help your body’s defenses as an adjunct program to your other treatment program.