How To Avoid Cancer With These Food

Cancer is not a disease anymore. Yes, you read it right. According to a research conducted by Cambridge University it has revealed that cancer is just a vitamin deficiency and can be cured completely. But before explaining it in detail I would like you to know that there are cancer cells in every body, that’s right cancer cells exist in your body and my body as well. It only multiplies and spreads all over the body by deficiency of vitamin b17.

Cancer was first detected in soldiers of World War II where they had to travel long distances and fight without enough nutritious food. Since then the disease has been named incurable. However it is revealed that cancer can be cured and prevented by eating the following foods that are rich in Vitamin b17. Healthy eating is often neglected by us in our busy schedule and eating unhealthy food at irregular intervals triggers obesity and develops ulcers and other stomach disorders. Here are a few tips for healthy eating.

Cranberry

Cranberry fruit is an excellent source of vitamin b17. Drinking cranberry juice everyday is an excellent antioxidant for your body. It is also good for diabetics.

Almonds

Almonds are high in vitamin b17 and eating 15 grams of almonds soaked overnight in mineral water and having it in your breakfast is an excellent food for starting your day.

Black Mulberry

Black mulberry is an excellent fruit that is rich in vitamin b17. Eating black mulberry everyday meets most of your vitamin requirements.

Strawberry

Strawberries are high in vitamin C and b17 regular intake of strawberries prevent diabetes and regulates your blood pressure and also prevents cancer.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are high in vitamin b17 and regular consumption will regulate blood pressure and prevent cancer.

Cashew

Cashews are rich in vitamin b17 and are an excellent protein source for your body. Eating 10grams of cashew everyday in your breakfast is great to start your day.

Pistachio

Pistachios are also rich in vitamin b17 and are an excellent protein source. Eating 10 grams of it in your breakfast is great to start your day.

Barley

Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally is an excellent source of vitamin b17. Drinking barley water prevents formation of kidney stones, clears toxins from stomach and reduces cholesterol.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is an excellent efficacy for curing things like arthritis, diabetes, wound healing, bacterial infections, common colds, UTIs.

Amla

Amla or Indian gooseberry is an excellent fruit that is rich in vitamin C, vitamin b17. Eating this gooseberry everyday supplies all vitamins for your body.

Finally Wash your vegetables in vinegar before cooking and pour some vinegar over your utensils after washing with detergents as this will remove the toxic chemicals that trigger cancer in your body.

Things That Fight Cancer

What scientists know – and don’t know – about treating cancer with nutrients.

Hydroxyurea. Mercaptopurine. Cyclophosphamide. One thing all cancer drugs seem to have in common is their hard-to-spell names.

Or do they? How about A? D? E? These aren’t fancy new drugs – they’re plain old vitamins. Yet, when administered by scientists in large doses, some vitamins may act like drugs, or work with standard cancer-fighting drugs. It isn’t clear yet whether the research into this futuristic notion of vitamin chemo-therapy will ever pan out. But if the research is successful, chemotherapy could be much easier to take – and a lot easier to spell.

Here’s what scientists have learned so far:

BATTLING IN THE BLOODSTREAM

Synthetic versions of vitamins A and D seem to hold promise in the treatment of myeloid leukemia, a cancer of white blood cells.

The main problem in leukemia is that immature white blood cells proliferate in the bloodstream, crowding out normal red and white cells. This causes severe anemia and comprises the immune system. But through a hormonal interaction, vitamins A and D seem to make the immature cells grow up. Mature cells appear to stop their rapid reproduction and are able to carry out their immune-system functions.

Initially the active form of vitamin D was tested, but in high doses this has the unfortunate side-effect of causing the body to retain calcium. That could cause complications, including hardening of the vital organs and death. But the synthetic version of vitamin D has a more powerful maturing influence on leukemia cells – and a much-lowered calcium-loading mechanism. In studies on leukemia lab mice, this synthetic compound achieved much better results than pure vitamin D. “Some of the mice treated with synthetic D may actually be cured of their leukemia,” reports H. Phillip Koeffler, M.D., professor of medicine at UCLA and one of the leading researchers in this field.

Synthetic vitamin A has been tested in humans against leukemia, but not on a very widespread scale. A few years ago, American researchers at several different medical centers were involved in a double-blind, randomized trial of 13-cisretinoic acid (a retinoid compound) in patients with a pre-leukemia condition called myelodysplastic syndrome. Problems with the study – including many patients quitting the trial – cast suspicion on the results, according to Dr. Koeffler.

One of the researchers, however, continued the study on his own after the trial ended, and found a significant response. Was the original trial too short? It’s hard to say without attempts to duplicate those results. The study also showed physicians that the side-effects of retinoid therapy drying can be reduced with doses of vitamin E.

More reports have come from other countries. Researchers in China and France have reportedly achieved promising results using trans retinoic acid (ATRA) against acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Most of the patients in Chinese studies went to remission. A French researcher has reportedly duplicated their results.

Other research shows that of seven APL patients (from four different studies) treated with isotretinoin, four had what was termed “remarkable responses.” Clearly, there’s enough evidence to warrant further research on both synthetic A and D.

FIGHTING WITH FOLATE

Leucovorin is a synthetic form of the B vitamin folate. It’s being used in in combination with a cancer drug called fluorouracil, commonly referred to as 5-FU. 5-FU/leucovorin is being used against several types of cancer.

By itself, 5-FU has been used against colon cancer for more than 5 decades. It interferes with cancer growth by binding to an enzyme needed for cell reproduction. (Some cancer cells reproduce much faster than normal cells. That’s how some tumours grow in relation to surrounding tissue.)

Leucovorin, though, seems to strengthen the bond between 5-FU and the enzyme. The drug/vitamin combination hold onto the enzyme for a longer period than the drug alone. Fewer free enzymes means slowed or stopped tumour growth.

5-FU/leucovorin has determined its effectiveness against advanced, inoperable colon cancer. “That’s where we hope to have real impact on the survival rates,” says Susan G. Arbuck, a research clinician at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, in New York.

5-FU/leucovorin is currently also being tested against a variety of other melignancies, including cancers of the stomach, breast, pancreas, head and neck.

COLORECTAL PROTECTORS

Colorectal polyps are easy to remove but may recur. That prompted researchers at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Canada to test the effect of vitamin C and E on polyp recurrence.

Two hundred people who were free of polyps after surgery were split into two groups. One was given daily supplements of 400 mg. of vitamin E. the other got blank look-alikes. After about two years, all the patients were checked for polyp recurrence. The researchers noted a slight reduction in polyp recurrence among the patients receiving vitamins C and E. they stressed that further studies should be performed to rule out the possibility that this was a chance finding.

VITAMINS VS. BLADDER CANCER

Bladder polyps, which can become cancerous, are fairly easy to treat by surgical removal. But there’s a 70 per cent risk of recurrence or that new polyps will form. To prevent that, researchers at West Virginia University tested mega-doses of four vitamins as an adjunct to conventional therapy after bladder surgery.

Patients are being divided into two groups: People in one group take multiple vitamins at the recommended daily allowance levels; those in the other group get the same, but with mega-doses of vitamins A, B6, C and E. vitamin B6 has been tested with good results in other preliminary blabber-cancer studies in humans. Vitamins A and C have been tried against blabber cancer in animal studies, with early encouraging results. Vitamin E hasn’t been tested specifically against bladder polyps before, but has shown promise in other cancer trials.

VITAMIN A FOR ORAL HEALTH

A few years ago, a report from the British Columbia Cancer research Center, in Vancouver, announced that Vitamin A could heal oral leukoplakias (pre-cancerous sores inside the mouth). The study involved 21 people who chew betel leaves with tobacco and betel nut mixture known to cause an abundance of leukoplakias. After six months of taking vitamin A supplements, 57 per cent of the people showed no detectable disease. And none of the tobacco/betel chewers developed new sores while on the vitamin A. experts estimate that normally only 5 per cent of such sores disappear on their own.

Now word comes from the University of California Clinical Cancer Center and the University of Arizona Cancer Center that a milder form of vitamin therapy has the same effect. Seventeen people with oral leukoplakias were given beta-carotene. Each person took 30 mg. of supplemental beta-carotene per day for three months. Those whose leukoplakias responded to the treatment were kept on it for an additional three months.

At the end of the study, two patients had complete remission of their leukoplakias, and 12 others had partial remission. Of the remaining three, one showed no change and the other two got worse. Overall, that’s an 82 per cent positive response rate.

The exciting aspect of this study is that beta-carotene, the safest source of vitamin A, was so effective. Pure vitamin A is toxic in high doses, and even the retinoids have unpleasant side-effects (primarily skin problems). But beta-carotene is virtually problem-free, even in high doses. That’s because the body converts only as much beta-carotene into vitamin A as is needed at the moment. The excess is excreted harmlessly.

RETINOIDS AGAINST SKIN CANCER

Several synthetic forms of vitamin A, collectively called retinoids, have been tested as treatments for skin cancers known as basal-cell and squamous-cell carcinoma. In several tests – just in the experimental stage – oral doses of retinoids have been effective against these carcinomas because retinoids accumulate primarily in the skin.

Most of the studies performed so far have been small, but the results are encouraging. These skin cancers, like all the others that retinoids have been used against, are unlikely to regress on their own. So researchers think that even though their tests are preliminary and have no control groups, the retinoids are probably responsible for the positive effects.

The retinoids etretinate and isotretinoin have been used to treat basal-cell carcinoma. In three separate studies on a total of 56 people, 23 showed a partial regression of cancer (the tumour shrank), and five showed complete regression (disappeared). This is an overall response rate of 50 per cent, meaning that half the people experienced some decrease in the number or size of tumours.

Retinoids have also been tested against malignant melanoma, a more serious form of skin cancer. Preliminary results from a small study of 20 people with advanced melanoma showed some shrinkage of tumours in three people. It’s far from a cure, but it’s a glimmer of hope against a type of cancer that has been resistant to drugs.

A rare skin cancer called mycosis fungoides had shown good response to retinoid therapy. In five preliminary studies, a total 78 people with the disease were put on oral isotretinoin. More than half showed at least a partial response.

Once treatment was completed, though, many of the cancers returned. This suggests that regular doses of retinoids may be required for a “cure”. Among other things, doctors are conducting studies to determine the best maintenance dose: one that minimizes skin and mucous-membrane drying, the main side-effect.

Researchers are having better luck using oral retinoids against squamous-cell carcinoma. In four small studies, a total 14 squamous-cell patients were treated with etretinate (4 patients), isotretinoin (9), or arotinoid (1). Six of the 14 had partial remission (tumour reduced in size) or temporary remission (tumours shrank or stopped growing for a short time); another 4 had complete, sustained remissions of the squamous-cell tumours. That adds up to a 71 per cent response om an admittedly small sample.

Both basal-cell and squamous-cell carcinomas are relatively easy to cure with surgical removal (used in 90 per cent of cases), radiation therapy or tissue destruction with extreme heat or cold. So, why all this fuss about retinoids?

Surgery and other tissue-destroying therapies leave scars. That’s not a big problem for a person with one tumour on the back of a hand. But a majority of people with carcinoma have several tumours on areas of body that are regularly exposed to the tumour-inducing ultraviolet rays of the sun: not only the hands, but the head and neck as well.

Retinoids don’t leave scars: Tumours shrink away and normal tissue fills in. That’s especially valuable in advanced disease. “One patient had severe, disfiguring tumours on his neck and nose. After six months on isotrtinoin, the neck tumour had shrunk to a small, flat lesion. And the nose tumour had shrunk by 70 per cent, with preliminary rebuilding of his all-but-eroded nose,” explained Scott M. Lippman, M.D., of the hematology/oncology department of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas.

WHAT THE GOOD NEWS MEANS

Vitamin chemotherapy is a seductive idea: The ultimate goal is an effective natural cancer treatment with no pain and minimal expense. But it’s not quite that simple – yet.

Scientists are going full bore to see if any of these treatments will turn out to be effective. And even for the vitamins showing the greatest potential, questions of dosage and side-effects must be resolved.

Note, too, that several of the vitamin therapies don’t use pure vitamins. Leucovorin and isotrtinoin are synthetic chemical equivalent of folate and vitamin A, respectively. Slight alterations in their chemistry make them more efficient treatments and/or reduce dangerous side-effects seen in high doses of the original vitamin. These synthetic vitamins are different enough to be treated as drugs by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. where they’re available by prescription only.

Until scientists nail down the facts, the best course is to go with what we know. Opt for the proven medical treatments. Have suspected cancer checked by a physician. And try a good defense: There’s strong scientific evidence that a healthy diet can help prevent the start of certain types of cancer. To use this evidence to your fullest advantage, eat a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet that is low in fat. This includes low-fat meats and poultry, fish, whole-grain products, and generous amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you’re on a restricted diet – or need added assurance that you’re getting the requisite amount of vitamins and minerals – you may want to consider taking a multiple supplement.

First Thing You Should Do After You Got Cancer

The call comes in. You are suddenly hearing the word cancer in the same sentence as your name. Now you are in a swirl of emotions, such as fear, confusion, dismay, and oh so many questions. What to do now?

The most important thing to do initially is, well… nothing. Nothing?! But there is this cancer thing, and I have research to do, and phone calls to make, and… No, really, nothing. Just for now – action steps will come later. Why start with nothing?

Your body heals best in a state of relaxation. Taking a few minutes to do nothing and quiet your mind will help your body to relax. Why is this so important? The opposite state of relaxation is stress. When your body is in a stressed state, hormones such as cortisol increase, causing changes that dramatically decrease your body’s ability to heal. Changes such as increasing blood glucose, shutting down digestion and reducing immune system function will significantly reduce your body’s ability to heal.

The changes associated with the stress response are meant to be short-lived; once the crisis is handled, your body returns to a state of relaxation. This process is normal. It is the effects of prolonged stress that dramatically decrease your body’s ability to heal. It is understandable to see cancer as a threat, but the truth of the matter is, you have a choice in how approach your diagnosis. Your body has an amazing ability to heal, and this is the message you want to focus on, not the alternative message that your life is in danger.

This is not about stuffing emotions. You should acknowledge every emotion that you feel – keeping them inside will also have negative health consequences. It is much healthier to act as an observer to your emotions; notice them, acknowledge them, and even thank them for visiting. The important thing to remember is that you are not your emotions. Your true being is constant; your emotions can change with your thoughts and perspective.

By taking a few moments to do nothing, you are sending the message to your body that there is not an immediate threat, and your body will stay in a more relaxed state. Now I am not saying that cancer is something to be taken lightly. On the contrary, you will have many difficult decisions, conversations and treatments in the coming weeks and months. My question for you is, can you approach these situations from a state of relaxation? If so, your body will have a much better chance of healing.

So how do you achieve this state of relaxation? It is a skill that takes practice. Here are some ideas, try one or two and see how they work for you:

1) Sit quietly, close your eyes and just notice your breath for 5-10 minutes. Breathe slowly. Rapid breathing signals the body that there is danger present. Breathe in for a count of 5, pause for a count of 5, and then exhale for a count of 5.

2) Spend time in nature. Go for a walk, or just sit where you can observe plants and wildlife. Stop and put your feet in the grass or stick your toes in a creek or lake. Nature has an inherent ability to heal and impart wisdom.

3) Have some fun – listen to your favorite music, dance, laugh (think of something that has made you laugh or smile in the past).

4) Exercise, if it is part of your normal routine, will help your body to relax. Do not do something extreme that your body is not used to doing; this will cause another stress response.

5) Keep an attitude of gratitude; we all have something to be thankful for. Further, tell someone how much you appreciate them; it will brighten both of your days.

The more time your body stays in a state of relaxation, the greater your healing potential will be. Try to find ways to work these techniques into your daily routine whenever you are feeling stressed. Relaxation is your body’s normal state, and it will want to return there. Doing things that help your body relax will serve as a reminder that it is OK to relax. Performing one of the above exercises at the beginning of your day will help set a tone of relaxation to carry into your day.

Any time you choose relaxation over stress, your body will benefit. You can do all the same tasks, just in a more relaxed state. You will also find that in a state of relaxation, you will be more efficient, think more clearly, and have more productive interactions with others. It is a win all around.

From this state of relaxation, you can begin to ask your body what it needs most to heal. You will not gain this awareness from a state of stress.

You are amazing, a miracle waiting to happen. Believe it into life!

Tips To Find Cancer Treatment Hospital

If you or your loved one has got cancer, make sure you get the best medical treatment. What you need to do is choose a good cancer treatment hospital. Given below are some tips to help you make the choice without any problem. Read on.

About Quality Cancer Care

First of all, you should seek advice from the doctor who first diagnosed you with cancer. The doctor may refer you to a good specialist. Ideally, it’s a good idea to ask for a few reputable doctors or hospitals. However, you may want to keep in mind that you should choose a hospital where specialist offer their services for cancer patients. The quality of service is the first thing that you should consider when choosing a hospital.

Choosing the Doctor

  • Before start your search for a good doctor, make sure you know the quality a good doctor must have. Given below is what you should keep in mind:
  • You should go for a doctor with experience in treating patients with the type of cancer you have. According to studies, the treatment success rate will be higher if you choose a specialist.
  • You may want to choose a doctor who provides his services in the hospital you chose.
  • Lastly, you may want to opt for a doctor who you feel comfortable with. Apart from this, the language, education, gender and ethnicity of the doctor is also important.
  • It’s a great idea to hire a doctor who you already know or who your family member or friend is recommended.

Choosing a Good Hospital for Cancer TreatmentYou should talk to your doctors and ask for their recommendations when choosing a good hospital. Make sure you look for a cancer treatment center that can treat the type of cancer you have. For instance, big hospitals have more experience treating almost all types of cancers. So, the chances of the treatment success will be higher at these hospitals.

Bigger Hospitals

When is it absolutely necessary for you to choose a large hospital? If you have a rare type of cancer, we suggest that you choose a large hospital. As a matter of fact, bigger hospitals have more experienced doctors and the best equipment to treat even the rare types of cancers. Therefore, it’s a good idea to choose a large hospital for your cancer treatment.

The great thing about these hospitals is that they offer a host of services in addition to the basic services offered at any cancer treatment hospital. Moreover, they may charge you a bit less relatively as far as the cost of treatment is concerned.

So, if you have been looking for the best cancer treatment hospital, we suggest that follow the tips given in this article. You need to keep in mind that cancer is on the list of the most dangerous diseases. Therefore, you may not want to be negligent and should choose a treatment center after a lot of careful thinking. Hope this helps.