Cancer comes as a result of numerous issues in the body such as a poor immune system, lack of oxygen, excess acidity, toxic substances, and a host of other substances. Since many of these problems can be treated, cancer itself can be treated.
Approaches that are natural for cancer treatments are available, but it takes both time and dedication to the methods to be successful. There is no one herb or natural supplement that can treat this dreaded condition. It takes a variety of certain combinations of natural treatments and dietary adjustments—thus the need for patience.
Cancer is a group of diseases that cause varying symptoms. The symptoms and signs one experiences will depend upon the location of it in the body. If cancer spreads, there will be varying signs and symptoms throughout the body.
Often, it starts small and in places of the body that give no sign or symptom. For example, cancer of the pancreas does not cause symptoms until the tumor becomes large. When it grows large, they begin to press on other tissues and organs in the body.
Symptoms of certain cancers can be fatigue, fever, or weight loss. Cancer cells use up the body’s energy supply which explains the reason for these symptoms. It can also cause the immune system to react in various ways.
Causes of Cancer
Substances that cause cancer are known as carcinogens. Most carcinogens cause DNA mutation. Some types of radiation, bacteria, and viruses can lead to cancer. The following are some various substances and factors that have been known to cause cancer.
- Environmental exposure such as factories or plants in a community.
- Geographical influences such as tropical places where fungi and mold is in excess.
- Lifestyle choices such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive consumption of certain foods, and drug abuse.
Symptoms of cancer have varying ranges, and many of them can be general symptoms that could also indicate 2 other issues. If symptoms persist, you should consult a doctor.
1. Unexplained Weight Loss
Weight loss is inevitable at some point with most people who have cancer. If a person begins losing weight, and there is no explainable reason, it might be a great sign for concern.
Weight loss occurs most often with esophagus or pancreas cancer. [R]
Pain is most common with bone cancers or testicular cancer. Brain tumors cause headaches that will not go away.
Back pain can be a symptom of colon, ovarian, or rectal cancer. Unfortunately, pain is an indicator that the cancer has spread from where it originally started.
Fevers will rise when cancer has spread. Night sweats often accompany these types of fevers.
Most people with cancer will experience a fever at some point, particularly if it is affecting the immune system. Fevers can be an early sign of leukemia or lymphoma. [R]
When you remain tired even after you have had plenty of rest, you are fatigued. Fatigue happens early with cancers like leukemia. Certain colon or stomach cancers cause blood loss which leads to fatigue.
5. Skin Changes
Darkening, redness, and yellowing of the skin can be possible signs of cancer. Always have a doctor check sores that will not heal.
Freckles, moles, or warts that change in size, color, or shape are signs of skin cancer. Itching of the skin and excessive hair growth can also be signs of this condition.
6. Changes in Bowel or Bladder Function
Bowel issue such as diarrhea and constipation can be signs of cancer. People with prostate and bladder cancer have been known to have pain and bleeding during urination.
Any unusual bowel or bladder changes should be reported to your doctor.
Unusual bleeding should always be checked by a doctor. Coughing up blood or bloody stool are causes for concern.
Women with cervical or endometrial cancer will often have unusual vaginal bleeding. Bloody discharge from a woman’s nipples indicates breast cancer.
8. Changes in the Mouth
Patches in your mouth or on your tongue can often indicate precancerous cells that can turn to oral cancer. Sores, bleeding, and numbness in the mouth are also signs of mouth cancers.
Frequent indigestion or problems swallowing are signs of stomach, esophagus, or throat cancer.
10. Swollen Lymph Nodes
Enlarged lymph nodes can be a sign of cancer. If your lymph nodes stay swollen for more than four weeks, you should consult a doctor.
A lump or thickening of the skin can be a sign of early or late cancer. People with cancer of the lymph nodes, breast, soft tissues, and testicular cancers will have lumps form.
12. Nagging Cough or Hoarseness
A cough that lingers can be a sign of lung cancer. If you remain hoarse for a long period of time, it could be a sign of cancer of the larynx.
Of course, it is normal to have some coughing and hoarseness with colds and other issues. However, if it persists for longer than normal, you should consult a physician.
13. Shortness of Breath
If a person is short of breath, it does not necessarily mean that there is a cause for concern.
Shortness of breath can be an indicator of several issues, but it can be a sign of cancer. Always consult a physician if you remain short of breath for longer than usual.
14. Breast Changes
Most breast lumps are not cancer, but they should always be checked.
The following changes in your breasts should be reported to a doctor:
- Puckering or skin dimpling
- Nipple discharge
- Nipples that turn inward
- Scaling or redness or the nipple or breast
15. Bleeding Between Periods
If you spot between periods, you should notify your doctor. Any bleeding that is not part of your normal cycle should be reported to your doctor.
All abnormal bleeding is not necessarily malignant, but it should be monitored.
Women get bloated from time to time, but if a woman remains bloated, it might be a cause for concern. If bloating occurs with bleeding and weight loss, consult your doctor.
Constant bleeding could be a sign of cancer such as colon, ovarian, uterine, or pancreatic.
How to Treat Cancer Naturally
A variety of natural approaches to treating cancer are available, but you must be committed to a lifestyle change in order to see positive results.
For diet choices, please note that we recommend eating only organic foods.
Food can be used as medicine in the natural approach for cancer treatment.
The keto diet consists of high healthy fats, moderate protein, and low carbohydrates. Ketones are released in the body that stimulates the production of mitochondria.
Diets that are high in carbohydrate content burden the mitochondria which produce free radical formation and the mutation of cells leading to cancer.
Cancer cells thrive on the energy created by glucose. The opposite occurs when the body is fueled by fat rather than glucose.
The following foods are recommended on a ketogenic diet: free-range poultry, berries, coconut oil, fish, avocados, olives, and low carb vegetables and fruits.
These foods contain properties that slow down the progression of cancer.
Juicing Greens and Eating Sprouts
Many experts recommend juicing to provide powerful nutrients to a body that has tumors. The digestive tract is given aid by juicing fruits and vegetables that are digested quickly. [R]
Antioxidants from these juices provide the immune system the power needed to fight cancer.
Anti-cancer properties of cells are naturally boosted by eating sprouts. Sprouts from kale, broccoli, and cauliflower are only needed in small amounts to contribute the protective properties needed. [R]
Natural enzyme processes are supported by sprouts. A variety of nutrients are available in sprouts such as Vitamin K, amino acids, minerals, beta carotene, glutathione, chlorophyll, and sulforaphane.
You can get Vitamin D from the sun or approved supplements. Vitamin D is responsible for the development and nourishment of the nervous system.
Researchers are amazed by the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties associated with Vitamin D. Killer cell secretion is limited during conditions such as pregnancy.
The body synthesizes GcMAF through Vitamin D. GcMAF is needed to influence tumor cells to proliferate and reverse the effect of certain cancers.
Turmeric contians anti-inflammatory agents that help to prevent cancer. It has the same inflammation prevention and control as Ibuprofen and Aspirin. Read more on this ancient healing spice.
This root tuber is a great addition as spices to most foods. As a result, oxidative stress damage is reduced.
Foods that have plenty of healthy bacteria have a vital role in regulating the health of your body. If harmful microbes are in the gut, the risk for metabolic disorders is decreased.
Enzymes stimulate and maintain normal biological functions. They also remove toxins from the body and enhance anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents.
Nutrient dense foods like broccoli have a vast array of enzymes. The body is given what it needs to remove toxins naturally.
Lemon and lime buffer PH along with natural enzymes to help the body metabolize nutrients.
Some foods that are rich in enzymes are avocado, papaya, pineapple, cucumbers, garlic, ginger root, coconut, sprouts, flaxseed, apple cider vinegar, lemon, and lime.
Certain detoxification pathways promote healing from cancer. The following are some steps you can take to remove toxins from your body and bring healing:
- Hydrating with lemon water
- Infrared saunas
- Coffee enemas
- Dry brushing
- Eating an anti-inflammatory diet
- Castor oil packs
- Cleanses (liver, kidney, lungs, lymph, colon)
- Good oral hygiene,
- Deep breathing or getting enough oxygen
Healing your emotional health is as important as removing toxins from your body. An aromatherapy massage stimulates the lymphatic system. Essential oils relieve stress and provide good health.
Flaxseed oil has electrons and saturated fat, and cottage cheese has a sulfur protein.
When these are combined, a chemical reaction occurs that causes a chemical reaction that brings certain dead cells back to life. Oxygen is attracted to the cells which kill cancer cells.
What to Eat
Kale, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts are major cancer fighters. [R]
Studies show that these vegetables lower the risk of stomach and lung cancers. Other studies proved that eating cabbage lowers the risk of breast cancer.
These vegetables enhance your body’s natural detoxifying enzymes.
Foods Rich in Vitamin D and Calcium
The combination of calcium and Vitamin D can protect you from breast cancer and colon cancer.
Women under 50 need 1000 milligrams of calcium per day and 400 International Units of Vitamin D per day. Salmon and orange juice are good sources of both nutrients.
Foods High in Fiber
Fiber is a good protectant against cancer. Research has proven that women who have a healthy amount of fiber in their diets are less likely to have various types of cancers than those women who do not have the amount needed.
Since fiber speeds up the passage of stool, your cells have less exposure to toxins.
Tomatoes and Berries
Some evidence suggests that tomatoes and tomato products reduce the risk of prostate, pancreatic, gastric, and ovarian cancers. Experts believe that lycopene in tomatoes prevents cell damage.
Berries are also said to have anti-cancer benefits. Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries have high anti-oxidant properties. They will protect the body against cell damage.
What to Avoid
Red and Processed Meat
Some studies seem to have found a connection between beef, pork, cold cuts, hotdogs, and lamb and certain types of cancers.
Carcinogens are believed to be created when these meats are cooked at high temperatures and processed with nitrates.
The risk of developing breast, colon, mouth, esophagus, and throat cancers are higher for people who consume alcoholic beverages in excess.
Alcohol has been specifically linked to breast cancer.
Studies have shown that people who consume excessive amounts of sugar are more likely to develop mammary gland tumors. These tumors spread quickly. [R]
There are many ways in which sugar is not good for your body, but one of the main concerns is the risk of cells turning cancerous when the body burns sugar rather than fat.
Not all fats are bad, but trans fats have been associated with breast cancer. Trans fats are found in processed foods. [R]
Some of these are fried foods, crackers, pastries, donuts, and packaged cookies.