Best Strategies to Beat Cancer
In this article, we will discuss both standard and unconventional methods of cancer treatment. We will talk about what it means to ‘beat cancer.’ We will discuss treatment approaches, diet, cost and key factors. But, before that, let’s talk a little about the meaning of a phrase so commonly used – beat cancer.
If you think this only refers to fighting it medically, you are mistaken. People who have been in remission for years claim that there is more to beating cancer than chemotherapy and losing your hair.
Above all, it means not allowing cancer to negatively change us. Furthermore, it means living each day to the fullest. It also means not allowing the nasty illness to get the best of us. Last but not least, it means taking all the possible steps to fight and beat cancer.
I am sure that many of you find this heading strange. It does sound odd. If an illness is terminal, it surely cannot be beaten, right? Wrong.
A number of terminal cancer patients beat the wicked disease each year.
It almost seems like a matter of luck. However, researchers have been looking into the “spontaneous remission” phenomenon. In search of answers, they have been interviewing those who managed to beat cancer.
Having analyzed the results, the researchers found that cancer survivors had several things in common.
According to research results, there are four common factors in all cases of “spontaneous remission.”
Take control of your own health. A number of patients reported making changes to their diets. They also reported switching to filtered water instead of drinking straight from the tap. Hiking and exercising outdoors have also been cited. Some even claimed that watching the sunset every day helped them.
Change your diet drastically. Many people who managed to beat cancer have reported giving up dairy products, meat, refined grains, and sugar. Instead, they started eating whole beans, fruits, grains, and vegetables. They claim that this change will boost your body’s innate self-repair mechanism and help you beat cancer.
Make use of herbs, oils and vitamin supplements. With an extreme change in diet, comes a great risk of vitamin deficiency. Therefore, many of the cancer survivors underline the importance of herbs, oils and vitamin supplements. They believe it helped their body on its path to detoxification.
Reconnect with your spiritual self. Those who managed to beat cancer will often point out the importance of not losing faith. Confronting terminal cancer is a test for all your senses and all your beliefs. Be it prayer or meditation, cancer survivors encourage turning to spirituality for help and support during the dark times.
You already know that there is more than one approach to cancer treatment. However, the way a patient will try to beat cancer largely depends on its type and stage.
Surgery is the most common option for a great number of cancer cases. It implies a surgical removal of a tumor, a part of or an entire organ affected by cancer cells.
Chemotherapy is the usual follow-up to surgery. The treatment prevents further growth and division of cancer cells. Depending on the type and stage of cancer, it can be given by mouth, injection, infusion or directly on the skin.
Radiation therapy is often used if chemotherapy fails. It implies using the energy of x-rays, gamma rays, protons and neutrons to neutralize cancer cells.
Immunotherapy is a kind of treatment that uses chemical substances which stimulate the immune system. They help the body beat cancer. It includes the use of vaccines, BCG, cytokines, etc.
Targeted therapy involves drugs and substances that target and attack cancer cells. At the same time, they cause less harm to other cells.
Hormone therapy is a type of treatment that adds, removes or blocks hormones to boost and adjust hormone levels.
In general, most patients have to combine several types of treatment.
In addition to standard approaches to beating cancer, remission patients also report on a widespread use of herbs and essential oils.
For example, beneficiaries of frankincense essential oil swear on its ability to boost cellular strength and growth. Lab research has also shown that this essential oil shows great potential for the programmed killing of cancer cells.
If you add myrrh essential oil to frankincense, the two create a powerful mixture that can help beat cancer. What’s more, traditional Chinese medicine never prescribes these oils separately.
Furthermore, nature’s most beloved antioxidant, lavender, regulates three major enzyme levels in our bodies.
Finally, lemongrass has shown promising results. It plays an important part in decreasing cancer cell viability.
In terms of herbs that can be used to prevent or fight cancer, the variety is even greater. In short, allicin, capsaicin, carvacrol, and curcumin, are organic compounds. You will probably be able to find them in your kitchen.
To begin with, you can find allicin in garlic. Research has shown that garlic abounds in powerful anti-cancer substances. These are known as flavonoids and phytochemicals.
On the other hand, if you like spicy food, you are in luck. Hot peppers are a great source of capsaicin.
Believe it or not, fresh oregano is a source of carvacrol. It contains higher antioxidant levels than most fruits and vegetables.
Last but not least, research has shown that curcumin prevents breast cancer from spreading. You can find it in turmeric.
When we talked about 4 keys to beating cancer, we already touched upon the topic of diet change. It is crucial to the healing process. Now, we will discuss this aspect of dealing with cancer in greater detail.
As we mentioned before, many people who have won the battle against cancer suggest switching to whole foods. This dietary program is basically vegan, as it excludes meat and dairy products. In addition to that, it also implies omission of refined grains and sugar from one’s diet.
Those opposing vegan food regimen will warn against the dangers to your immune system. Namely, the dangers are brought about by a lack of protein, omegas, calcium, and iron.
Indeed, meat and dairy are great sources of the aforementioned substances. However, you can obtain all of the necessary vitamins from fresh whole foods as well.
Excluding meat would bring about a range of benefits to your body. However, it is not absolutely necessary to do it. In case you are not ready to completely give up meat, reduce red meat consumption. Enrich your diet with fish and chicken instead.
Interestingly enough, several research papers show that cancer cell development is largely connected to animal product consumption.
People who managed to beat cancer say that, aside from traditional treatment approaches, they have a dairy-free diet to thank for their recovery. Completely excluding products like milk, yogurt, cheese, and butter might seem radical. However, it can do wonders. Experts claim that giving up dairy products actually deprives cancer cells of the very environment they need for their development.
Contrary to popular belief, alternative cancer treatment does not have to lead straight into poverty. Indeed, natural cures are most often not covered by insurance. But that does not implicitly mean they cost a fortune.
Take all the precautions to control stress. Meditate, pray, or practice the Emotional Freedom Technique. You will encounter many emotional and physical challenges on your path to beat cancer. Keep in mind that stress boosts cancer cell growth. To beat it, you must remain calm.
Drink fresh water and remain physically active. Move about, walk, hike, and exercise. If possible, do these activities outdoors, preferably in the countryside or mountainside. It would be best to combine these activities with chemotherapy, as it has shown great results.
Expose your eyes and your skin to the sun. Do this moderately, but regularly.
Avoid eating anything artificial. That includes fast food, artificial sweeteners, junk food, microwaved food, etc. In general, it is best if you abstain from processed foods.
Consume fresh vegetables in juiced form. They are a key factor in any natural cancer protocol out there. Increase your intake of broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage.
Eat organic red, purple or black grapes. Although not recommended for fast-growing cancers, grapes of this kind are well-known in the industry. The reason for that is their high level of nutrients capable of killing cancer cells.
Eat asparagus. Research and experience have shown that boiling, pureeing and consuming four tablespoons of asparagus twice a day is a great treatment to beat cancer. However, bear in mind that doctors do not recommend it to patients who are on blood thinners.
As you can see, most of the things that can help you beat cancer are at hand. You can obtain them relatively easily. Some of them, like fresh air and sunlight, are even free. Just remember – cancer is not a death sentence. Not anymore.