Healthy cells have a finely tuned early warning system that monitors for cell defects, stops the replication process while trying to activate repair, and removes the unhealthy cells if repair fails. When the body is not functioning properly, cancer can grow. If you can get the body to work the way it should, it will begin to kill the cancer on its own.
Here are three ways that cancer is killed naturally (and is kind to the body). The first two help the body do what it should have been doing before it allowed cancer to grow. The last way is an intervention that withholds needed food to the cancer cells.
1. Attacking it head-on
The Immune system is made up of lymphocytes (white blood cells), which include T cells, B cells and NK (Natural Killer) cells and Phagocytic cells, which gobble up and kill cells that don’t belong in the system (like cancer cells). Most of us have cancer cells floating in our body at any given time, but a healthy immune system will find them and destroy them. When the immune system is not working properly, cancer is allowed to grow.
What the body needs: Zinc, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Pyrodoxine (a B vitamin), Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Anti-oxidants, Enzymes, Proteins, Fats.
2. Self-destruct programming
Apoptosis is the self-destruction program for safely removing defective or damaged cells before they can spread the abnormality by dividing and replicating. Healthy cells self destruct naturally as soon as there is something abnormal or defective in their cell structure. The cell can be safely cleaned up by the immune system without incurring any collateral damage (inflammation) to healthy neighboring cells. Cancer cells don’t follow the rules and kill themselves like they should. If apoptosis can be encouraged, the cells will eliminate themselves.
What the body needs: Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) promotes apoptosis. Some foods that promote apoptosis in cancer cells are cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, as well as ginger, peppers (especially hot) and turmeric (curcumin).
3. Starving it – two ways
1). Cutting off the blood supply. Cancer cells require an enormous amount of glucose. In a process called angiogenesis, cancer cells float through the blood stream and create an extra network of blood vessels so that they can devour more and more glucose. If angiogenesis can be stopped, cancer cells will receive less blood and be unable to spread through the blood stream.
What the body needs: Angiogenesis inhibitors, such as resveratrol, piceatannol, Curcumin (turmeric), EGCG, 6-gingerol (ginger), ursolic acid (basil), ginseng, garlic, cumin, licorice (tea).
2). Reducing glucose in the blood supply. Cancer cells live on glucose. By reducing the glucose available, the cell is essentially starved. The body can live on fat, but cancer cells cannot.
What the body needs: Plenty of good fats in as natural a state as possible. Trans Fats are man-made. Avoid them. Most vegetable fats require extreme processing to extract the oil. Avoid them. Use Coconut oil and Olive Oil that has been pressed with as little heat as possible and animal fats like butter, lard and suet. These will give the body energy and can be used most effectively by the body.
Stay away from sugars (all of them) and only eat fruits with some sort of fat. There are enough carbohydrates in vegetables to supply the body with what it needs. Have fats in every meal.