Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

From a friend, David Haas (http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/).

How Fitness Can Help Cancer Patients

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be an emotional as well as physical challenge. While the maid methods of treatment remain medical options like radiation and chemotherapy, there are many other more holistic approaches to healing that certainly play a part in the mental and physical aspects of health. A cancer patient, whether he or she was recently diagnosed, is undergoing treatment, or is in remission currently, can greatly benefit from physical exercise. While the type of exercise, along with endurance and intensity, may change throughout the treatment process, it is still a vital element. Here are a few ways that physical fitness can help cancer patients throughout their journey:

After Diagnosis: When a cancer patient first hears he or she has cancer, it can be incredibly traumatic. Before treatment starts, it might be frustrating to decide what to do. A doctor might have already outlined the medical plan of action, but until then nerves, sadness or anxiety can cause depression in many patients. While your body is still able, enjoying physical activity can be a mental stimulant. It reduces feelings of sadness and can help you to clear your mind and sleep better, all of which will help you fight cancer.

During Treatment: Treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, whether for breast cancer, mesothelioma or anything in between, can be exhausting. Fatigue, sickness and loss of appetite are common side effects. However, by participating in some level of physical exercise, you can reduce those symptoms. Exercise also releases endorphins, making you feel better and have less of a negative outlook on life and recovery.

In Remission: After a battle with cancer and physically demanding surgeries and treatments, your body won’t be back to full health. Lack of appetite and muscle loss can often result in a thin and weak body, while others gain weight from a lack of movement and exercise during recovery. To create a strong and healthy body, exercise plays a large role, along with a nutritious eating plan. There is extensive research being conducted on how physical exercise can reduce the chance of cancer recurring in your body.

Throughout the stages of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, physical exercise can play a huge role in a patient’s physical, emotional and mental well being.

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Oncologists swear by radiation and chemo. Maybe they too should consider alternative treatments.

Just 33 years old, a Malaysian Oncologist from Penang working in the US, died 17th May 2011 in his homeland Penang after a 3-year battle with cancer.

Read about him:

Read his journal, and his journey from doctor to cancer patient:

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Expensive, but I have been hearing extremely positive things about this porcupine cure.

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“In 1997, I was diagnosed with Stage 3B Lung Cancer. During surgery, the doctor removed my right lung, part of the lining of my heart and a 5cm tumor. There was residual cancer left on my heart, which was inoperable. I was given eighteen months to live. I chose not to be treated with the conventional radiation and chemotherapy. I decided instead to go to San Diego to the Livingston Foundation Medical Center, where I was treated with vaccines in an alternative immunotherapy program. Needless to say, the treatment was successful. It’s been eight years since the surgery and in those eight years I am still on the vaccine. Each year I send a fluid specimen to the lab and from that they gather the culture to make the vaccines specific to me.  Over a year ago, I found Poly-MVA and have been using it since. Last year, when I called the lab because my immune antigen was late getting to me, I was told that it was difficult for them to gather the bacteria to make it. This means that my immune system was better than it had been,   and they asked me if I was was taking Poly-MVA. I would recommend Poly-MVA for anyone wanting to be more healthy and have the best possible nutritional support, especially if your systems are compromised like mine were due to the cancer. I would be more than happy to tell my story anywhere or anytime. Thank you Poly-MVA for making my life a little more secure.”

—Michael Dresser,

Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host – United States


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Cancer is evil, and sometimes one wishes for the sufferer to be taken quickly by his/her maker, to defeat cancer by dying, so as to be able to live again, in a world where there is peace and eternal happiness.

Rokiah is in such a place right now…




“Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.”
—  Theodore Roosevelt

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Beta-1,3-Glucan: Extraordinary Immune Support

By Michael LeVesque on March 19, 2009 10:11 AMNo CommentsNo TrackBacks

Information provided by Immudyne, Inc.,
P.O. Box 51507, Palo Alto, CA

A new nutritional product called beta-1,3-glucan is one of the most exciting things happening today in the field of nutritional supplements.

Obtained from purified yeast, beta-1,3-glucan has a long scientific history and a reference list including literally hundreds of papers. Research originated in the 1940’s when Pillemer and his colleagues described a crude yeast cell wall preparation, Zymosan. They reported that this material was able to stimulate nonspecific immunity1. It was unknown at that time which element of this composition, containing a relatively crude mixture of proteins, lipids and polysaccharides, actually activated the immune response.

The answer came later in the 60’s, when Dr. Nicholas DiLuzio at Tulane University experimented with beta-1,3-glucan2 . In the late 1980’s Dr. Joyce Czop, at Harvard University, described the mode of action of this material in stimulating the immune system: there is a specific receptor for beta-1,3-glucan on the surface of certain cells, called macrophages3 that when activated, stimulate a cascade of events turning the body into “an arsenal of defense”.

Macrophages play an essential and pivotal role in the initiation and maintenance of the immune response. From an evolutionary point of view, the macrophage is the oldest and most consistently preserved immunologically competent cell known. Not only humans and higher animals, but primitive invertebrates such as Hydra, which have no other immunological effector cells, have macrophages. In order to function immunologically, the macrophages must pass through a state of activation which involves certain morphological changes but also, most importantly, a whole sequence of metabolic changes which result in the production of series of so-called cytokines which act as internal regulators of the immune system. Activation can be initiated by a variety of different stimuli, such as endotoxin, bacteria, viruses or chemicals which can be too toxic or pathogenic to be useful. Beta-1,3-glucan is not only orally effective, completely non-toxic and safe, but is one of the most potent stimulators of the immune response.

Considerable attention has been recently given to Aloe Vera extract, which was found to carry one of the macrophage activating polysaccharides, mannan or polymannose. While mannan has some macrophage activating potential, it is very slight compared to that of glucan4. There are several different glucans with different levels of activity, the most active of which is beta-1,3-glucan from the cell wall of yeast. A three dimensional model of this molecule shows it to be a helix, and the research at Harvard has shown that there exist, on the macrophage cell membrane, receptors for a small number of residues, approximately seven5 . The fact that such a small number of glucose units can activate this receptor is very remarkable. What is more remarkable still, is that there should be a specific receptor for this sort of polysaccharide chain on the surface of the most ancient sugar cell in the immune cascade. There is now evidence to show that glucan is, from an evolutionary point of view, the most widely and most commonly observed macrophage activator in nature6. The same enhancing mechanisms have been found in all branches of the animal, bird, fish and plant kingdoms7,8.

Full article here.

  • The best beta glucan is found here. And here’s the evidence. More evidence. How does the immune supplement you are taking now compare with beta glucan? (Be patient while file loads)

Who should take Beta Glucan and how much?

Everyone wanting to strengthen their immune system should take beta glucan (beta-1,3d glucan).

Transfer Point Beta GlucanThe average healthy person should take 200 mg of every day.

If you travel frequently you should take 500 mg per day.

If you are healthy and having surgery or dental work you should temporarily take 500 mg per day a week or two before and after your surgery.

Cancer patients should take 500 mg per 50 lbs. of body weight per day until they are in remission.

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From the Oasis of Hope hospital:

Cancer is heavy-handed. There is nothing subtle at all about the presence of a malignant tumor in your kidney or lung. Cancer makes no attempt to veil its threat. It is a disease that gathers momentum quickly and attacks with frightening ferocity. Only a concerted and combined effort can repel such an attack. This is the principle behind the Metabolic Therapy my father pioneered.

My father believed that to defeat cancer, it was necessary to attack it from every possible angle. He understood the importance of both direct and indirect approaches. The foundation of the Metabolic Therapy is its multi-faceted approach. Yes, we do attack the tumor, but we also stimulate the immune system and address causal factors. Our total care approach requires the patient’s participation. Cancer treatment is not a spectator’s sport. The patient must be prepared for the fight. We go through a process of structuring a patient for success by providing the necessary resources to face the threat at the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. There is no question that the alliance between body, mind, and spirit can even the playing field against cancer. In chapters that follow, I will take you through our newest therapies as well as mind/spirit medicine but let me begin with the foundational program my father designed to dismantle cancer’s strongholds. In this chapter, I will share how we can sensitize cancer to treatment, attack the tumor, cut off its supply lines, and take out cancer’s transportation system.

Let´s start with sensitizing the tumor. Did you know that cancer defends itself against attacks? Tumors can become resistant to chemotherapy, radiation or whatever else you throw at it. It would make sense that if you could dismantle cancer’s defenses, you could then take it out, right? What are the ways that cancer defends itself? One way is that tumors encapsulate themselves with blood vessels that are so restricted that antitumor agents can’t get through. Another way is that tumors amass high concentrations of a substance called glutathione. Glutathione is the element that makes tumors resistant to treatment. Is there a way to lower the levels of glutathione in tumors so that they would become sensitized to anticancer treatments? The answer is yes. For glutathione to be produced in the cells, it needs another substance called cysteine. Please continue with me on this trail that it took many years to identify by top researchers. Is there a way to lower the level of cysteine? Yes. Cyanide will deplete the supply of cysteine. But, isn’t cyanide a poison? Cyanide is toxic to our body but it will not make us sick in very low doses derived from a whole food source. You eat cyanide-rich food everyday if you eat apricots, pineapples, apples, or any of the other thousand cyanide-toting foods found in nature. The cyanide in these foods is present in a nutrient called amygdalin. Amygdalin can release cyanide in malignant cells resulting in depleting the supply of cysteine, thus diminishing the intracellular concentration of glutathione. This will sensitize the tumors to antitumor treatments including chemotherapy, Ozone therapy, and UV light.

We also use amygdalin to attack the tumor. The cyanide realeased by amygdalin is one of the best killers of malignant cells as well. Amygdalin has a double punch. It lowers cancers resistance to treatment and it releases cyanide to kill cancer cells directly. If you wish to read the technical explanation of how these two functions of amygdalin occur, please refer to appendices I and II and the end of the book.

If amygdalin can be so helpful, why aren’t more cancer treatment centers using it? The first argument is that it can be toxic because it contains cyanide. The second argument is that it doesn’t work.

Let’s talk about amygdalin’s toxicity first. We have used amygdalin with tens of thousands of patients since the early 1960s. You might say that we know a thing or two about amygdalin which is also known as laetrile and vitamin B17. The cyanide released by amygdalin does not reach toxic levels that can harm or even discomfort patients. But don’t accept my word as the only proof. A famous researcher named June de Spain conducted a laetrile toxicity study that was published in The Little Cyanide Cookbook (Am. Media). She took three groups of rats. Group one was fed white bread. Group two was fed whole wheat bread. Group three was fed laetrile. After three months, 75 percent of rats that were eating white bread were dead. The white bread survivors were at death’s door. The rats that were eating whole wheat bread were in good shape. The rats who were eating laetrile were all alive and in the best condition of the three groups. The conclusion of this FDA sponsored trial was that, “white bread is 70 times more toxic than laetrile.”

No, laetrile/amygdalin presents no risk of toxicity.

Read the rest of the article here:

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