As a writer and all around lover of knowledge, I read tons of things and pick up bits of information here and there, as I am sometimes referred to an encyclopedia (lol). My latest and probably longest area of research has been the dreaded topic of cancer. As many people already know, it is one of the fastest growing diseases in the US, and with so many different types of cancer, and the different things that cause it, each one has its own unique treatment. According to Cancer.org, along with what I have been told, and read, many doctors prefer to tell their patients that the main causes of cancer is genetic, caused by heavy tobacco usage, or obesity. Which is all VERY true, but they sometimes forget to mention that BIG part about processed meats, monosodium glutamate, GMO, food colorings, artificial sweeteners, red meats, and pesticides sprayed on fruits/ vegetables to prevents bugs and rotting also are the main causes of cancer (blog coming soon on cancer causing foods). Some of the more popular types of treatment that tend to be recommended to cancer patients is radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery or often times immunotherapy.
But as of lately, there has been an upsurge in information on alternative medicines to treat different types of cancers. Most them being an array of herbs, fruits, vegetables an natural oils. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies rarely suggest an alternative treatment for cancer, as it will cause them to lose serious amounts of money, (in an article on Takepart.com ,eleven of the doctor recommended cancer treatments rank in well over $100,000 for a year of treatment). There is much scientific evidence performed by scientists internationally that proves that regular everyday fruits ,herbs and vegetables can and do treat different cancers and without the risk of growing another form of cancer in the body or putting the body at risk for other illnesses, as radiation and chemotherapy often times do.
Here are some of the top 5 alternative cancer treatments your doctor will not tell you about:
1) Tumeric (curry powder): This spice (Turmeric root) has been shown to have significant anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activity. That alone seems enough for certain hospitals in America to consider using it in the treatment of polyps and colon cancer. However new research shows that it can both shrink cancer tumours and inhibit blood supply growth to tumours. It is a powerful antioxidant with liver protective benefits, and outperformed several anti-inflammatory drugs without side-effects in research.
2) Wheatgrass: One of the top private hospitals in South East Asia extols the benefits of freshly juiced wheatgrass. One shot gives you the chlorophyll of some 12 or more kilograms of broccoli. It acts as a blood purifier, and liver and kidney cleansing agent. After two weeks of daily use, blood and tissue oxygen levels improve, as does circulation. And oxygen is the enemy of the cancer cell, as Otto Warburg told the world.
3)Garlic: Not only is garlic tasty, but it’s believed to prevent cancer of the digestive tract. TheNational Cancer Institute provides a fact sheet on garlic as a cancer preventing herb. The only known side effect (other than unpleasant breath odor) is, ironically, stomach upset. To prevent stomach upset, try a commercial garlic tablet. Many are also deodorized. Garlic provides cardiovascular benefits too.
4) Grape Seed Extract: The Unviersity of Maryland Medical Center reports that laboratory experiments show that grape seed extract fights breast, stomach, colon, prostate and lung cancers. But remember, this has only been tested in the laboratory; human experiments may yield different results. Grape seed extract is said to be fairly safe and the university site recommends taking it for up to 12 weeks.
5) Cannabis: A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, this study determined that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids inhibit tumour growth. They were responsible for the first clinical study aimed at assessing cannabinoid antitumoral action. Cannabinoid delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects. THC was found to decrease tumor cells in two out of the nine patients. A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience examined the biochemical events in both acute neuronal damage and in slowly progressive, neurodegenerative diseases. They conducted a magnetic resonance imaging study that looked at THC (the main active compound in marijuana) and found that it reduced neuronal injury in rats. The results of this study provide evidence that the cannabinoid system can serve to protect the brain against neurodegeneration.
These are just some examples of the many cancer treatment alternatives you will not know about if you do not do YOUR OWN research. We as humans shouldn’t be so dependent on other humans (doctors and scientists) to know OUR bodies better than we do. I am no doctor and know little about the medical world but I do know MY body and what works for it and I encourage everyone to do the same. People sometimes forget that doctors are at work, they get PAID to treat you…not to care about you, especially if caring does not equal to money. Most of these herbs, fruits and vegetables you can grow on your own in your own backyard, that means no doctors prescribing medications, and no pharmacy calls, which means no money earned for the pharmaceutical conpanies. Take control of YOUR body, YOUR health and YOUR life!