1. Externals – unhealthy environments and exposure to air and water pollution, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides from our food supply.
2. Internal Factors include genetics, infections, and a depressed immune system.
1. Poor diet and obesity – 30%
2. Smoking – 30%
3. Genetics – 10%
4. Carcinogens in the workplace – 5%
5. Family history – 5%
6. Lack of exercise – 5%
7. Viruses – 5%
8. Alcohol – 3%
9. Reproductive Factors – 3%
10. Socioeconomic Status – 3%
However, there are four broad categories
1. Carcinomas – Cancers that affect the skin, mucous membranes, glands, and internal organs.
2. Leukemias – Cancers of blood forming tissues.
3. Sarcomas – Cancers that affect muscles, connective tissue, and bones.
The seven classic early warning signs of cancer:
1. Change in bowel or bladder habits
2. A sore that does not heal
3. Unusual bleeding or discharge
4. Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere
5. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing
6. Obvious change in a wart or mole
· Boosting the immune system is very helful for increasing white blood cells and macrophages that are known to attack and literally eat cancerous cells. We suggest a high quality whole food supplement, like VITAFORCE™ that is complete and made from whole foods. It should be high in natural Vitamin C as well as a wide array of essential nutrients. Make sure you know what you are getting from the nutritional label.
· An herbal detoxification program may be helpful in removing aluminum, other heavy metals, and thousand of other toxins and poisons from the body. These toxins have been shown to have an overall significant depressing effect on the immune system. Look for organic whole herb formulas. If interested, take a look at our selection of herbal formulas.
· Eat a minimum of 50% raw organic foods; including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, spinach, carrots, pumpkin, squash, yams, apples, all berries, cantaloupe, cherries, grapes, plums, Brazil nuts, and legumes. All of these foods have important nutrients and phytochemicals, which are important in fighting and preventing cancer. Berries protect DNA from damage. Many of the plant pigments in red, yellow, orange, and blue fruits and vegetables, are good sources of antioxidants (destroys free radicals).
· Eat raw garlic liberally as it enhances the immune system and is a good cancer fighter.
· Eat 10 raw almonds every day. Almonds contain Laetrile, which has anti-cancer properties.
· Green tea has many cancer fighting properties, including a substance known as EGCg, which has been found to cut off blood vessels that feed cancerous tumors.
· Eat as many tomatoes as possible. Tomatoes contain a phyto-nutrient and antioxidant called lycopene, which protects against and fights cancer.
· Drink fresh “live” juices including varying combinations of the following juices including beetroot, beet greens, carrot, cabbage, and asparagus. Also drink grape, black cherry, and all dark colored juices.
· Drink steam distilled water only. Use a filter for your shower.
· Increased levels of radium in public tap water has been associated with increased rates of lung, bladder, and breast cancers, as well as leukemias.
· Get regular exercise. Exercise helps to promote oxygen in the tissues. Cancer cannot live in the presence of oxygen.
· Yoga and deep breathing can also be very helpful.
· Because of potential low-level radiation leakage, avoid microwave ovens. Sit a minimum of 8 feet away from televisions and avoid x-rays.
· Avoid chemicals such as hairsprays, cleaning products, fresh paints, and garden pesticides.
· Remove all other known and suspected carcinogens from your life and home.
Things to Avoid:
· All Animal Foods: dairy foods (milk, cheese, butter, cream, ice cream), fish, meat, chicken, turkey, eggs, fried and greasy foods, margarine, and all other processed foods and animal derived products from your diet. These foods are laced with chemicals, pesticides, and toxins as well as high levels of saturated fats which have a very damaging a draining effect on the immune system and the rest of the body.
1) James F. Balch, M.D, Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C, "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," (1997)