Wednesday, August 29, 2012

John's Hopkins Cancer Update: What to Avoid to Lower Risk

John's Hopkins Cancer Update
*FYI: This was sent to me via email and I've copied it here for you with only minor editing*

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. 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. 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 have not reached the detectable

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
 forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
 nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
 but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
 diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
 and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
 cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
 in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc., and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
 cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made
 with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
 would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
 amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
 color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. 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 soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
 diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
 like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones
and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
 grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
 an alkaline environment. About 20% 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 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
 temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
 caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
 fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
 filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
 water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
 (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
 EFAs etc.) 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.

15. Cancer is 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.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
 environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
 get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another
means employed to destroy cancer cells.

1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Centeras well.

Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.

This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrexor ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin.

So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

 Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.

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