We have looked at many of the common medical means to combat cancer On this page we will look at some alternative methods.
Statistics show that 150 years ago only 1 percent of people contracted cancer that is 1 in every 100 people. Today it is 1 in every 3 people who will get cancer at some stage in their life and it is predicted that it will get even worse in the near future. Those facts must make us examine what has changed to cause these statistics to change so dramatically over time. We should be able to reverse that trend with lifestyle changes. That will be the topic for another post.
The Gerson Method:
Max Gerson (October 18, 1881 – March 8, 1959) was a Jewish, German-born American physician who developed the Gerson Therapy, a dietary-based alternative cancer treatment that he claimed could cure cancer and most chronic, degenerative diseases. ( taken from Wikipedia)
It was more than 90 years ago that Dr Gerson released his controversial therapies for treating Cancer. He advocated dietary changes to engage the bodies’ own ability to fight disease. The Gerson method reactivates the bodies’ own healing mechanisms for fighting a range of illnesses and it has no side effects.
His therapy works on detoxifying the body of all the built up toxins which have been absorbed through the environment and foods that have been grown using harmful chemicals. His system works by saturating the body with organically grown fruits and vegetables which would be juiced and consumed every hour, thus stimulating the bodies’ metabolism and increasing oxygen saturation in the blood.
Animal fats and excess sodium and proteins were avoided and some supplements such as potassium were added.
To take a look at and consider the Gerson Diet go to https://gerson.org/gerpress/the-gerson-therapy/ where you can learn about his methods and philosophy. You will find the information here well worth your time to read and may well be a good option for any unwell person to consider.
The Budwig Diet
Back in the 1950s a German biochemist by the name of Johanna Budwig devised a diet she claimed would cure cancer.
However, there is no substantial proof that it actually works. The diet is mostly vegetarian with special emphasis being given to flax seed and cottage cheese. Whilst it encouraged a diet rich in fruit and vegetables it also omitted many other foods which would have provided a balance to the required nutrients for optimum health.
I can only say that there are many ideas and theories, some tested and proven and others not so. If you are reading this as a cancer sufferer then you need to do thorough research to satisfy your own mind and then accept total responsibility for the decision you make.
Essential Oils and Aromatherapy;
Essential oils made from concentrated compounds found in certain plant stems, flowers, roots and bark have been around for hundreds of years and are recently coming back into vogue as a possible treatment for cancer and other illnesses. Many people have found relief of their symptoms as a consequence of using these aromatic oils. However, without scientific evidence I would suggest it is more that they cause the patient to be more relaxed.and thereby making it more conducive to healing itself.
Many years ago I read a book by a Christian doctor called “none of These Diseases” where he claimed that 90% of all illness is caused by stress. Therefore, if we eliminate stress we would have less disease. On this thought I would suggest that essential oils can do no harm and would certainly do some good.
Crystals and Copper Bracelets:
These fall into the category of metaphysical healing. There is a list of products that are supposed to have conductive energy which in turn facilitates healing of certain illnesses. To me this is a bit like voo doo and I would be reluctant to depend on any of these methods as being solely capable of healing a cancer. However the mind is a very powerful part of our being and if we believe it sincerely enough then who am I to question its properties.
Perhaps I should have put this one first. I do believe implicitly in the power of prayer to heal. I have seen evidence of its power in my own family. My husband had multiple organ failure when his heart, lungs and kidneys all failed. He was placed on life support machines. The doctors told me he was not likely to survive.
I rang some friends and they all began to pray. God answered those prayers and as he was coming out of a coma 3 weeks later, he said there were a lot people behind the curtain praying for him. There was another sick man behind the curtain but in effect he was right. People prayed earnestly for his healing and God answered ; to him they were as near as the next bed in intensive care.
That was not my only experience of seeing prayer answered to heal people who were sick. I have no reason to doubt that the God who created this beautiful universe and everything in it could heal. He created it all therefore He more than anyone else should be able to repair parts of the creation.
Some Herb Based Methods
People are becoming more aware of all the wonderful foods and herbs we have available to treat various diseases and the rot of the humble dandelion is just one of them.
This plant has been shown to cure some cancers and heal the immune system
It has been found under scientific studies that the roots of this grossly underestimated plant can heal some cancers in a matter of just 2 days by drinking a tea made from its roots. It has been found that the root of this plant is much more powerful than chemotherapy in healing cancers and other illnesses.
If you would like to read more about this extraordinary plant then hit this link http://dailynativenews.site/2018/03/herb-that-is-100-times-stronger-than-chemo-drugs-and-kills-cancer-in-2-days
A lot of studies are being done currently on the use of canabinoids to heal cancer and other diseases. I have covered a lot of this on another page. See it under the heading All Natural Healing Remedies.
Because I have covered Cannabis fairly extensively on that page I will not repeat it here except to say, as a patient you need to explore all options. Be informed and be educated as to all the different treatments available to you.
3 Turmeric: treatment for cancer
The active component in Turmeric is Curcumin which in recent studies has been effective in treating some types of cancer such as breast, lung and stomach cancers. It is a known anti inflammatory and anti oxidant.
It has been proven to inhibit some cancer causing enzymes and it is capable of reducing or limiting oxygen to the cancer cells which ultimately destroys them It will also inhibit cancer cells from spreading to other areas or organs and it stimulates a tumor suppressor gene to kick into gear.
There is plenty of information on the net about the healing properties of Turmeric and again I emphasize to do your research, be informed and follow your own gut feelings in consultation with your doctor for the best course of action for you. Read more about the benefits of turmeric here: https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/benefits-turmeric-cancer-treatment/
Your health is your responsibility. It is important to maintain optimum health with a diet rich in wholesome, preferably organic foods and to get plenty of exercise and adequate sleep.
If cancer strikes you and you are called to discuss your options with your doctor then go with a list of questions. Do not commit to any treatment before doing some serious research and thinking.
I would advocate a combination of 1. Prayer, 2 relaxation (take a holiday) 3 check your diet and eliminate processed foods, reducing fats, sugar and alcohol. And 4. I would opt for one of the natural healing methods before embarking on a drastic dose of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
I have seen people suffer more from the side effects of these treatments than they would have suffered if they had just allowed the illness to take its course.
Another consideration is your age when you get the diagnosis. I am 70 and I would choose only prayer, relaxation and diet, however I might think very differently if I were 30 years of age with a young family.
In this article I have not tried to give you answers but to motivate you to seek out the best course of action for you. You will find many solutions in your kitchen cupboard or garden. Good examples are the turmeric treatment for cancer and the dandelion root tea. Therefore you do not even need to leave your own home before you can find some effective treatments. Give them a try but continue dialogue with your doctor monitoring any changes in your overall well being.
Post Script to this page. I was sent this video last night from my son. I watched till 2 am this morning and thought it was well worth sharing.
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