Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Age of Resistance- Saying No to Chemotherapy and Radiation

I get emails every day from people asking me advice about cancer, treatment, and getting healthy.  And much to the shock of many, I have mentioned that I would not have the same cancer treatment if I were to go back in time and do it all again.  With what I know now, I would not have done chemotherapy or surgery to combat breast cancer. And I'm thrilled that I turned down radiation when presented with that option.  What I would have done instead is, have my toxic root canal removed, switch to a more plant-based, organic diet, and start taking the supplements I now take in order to balance my body's chemistry.

I can already feel a lot of people say, "Oh my God!  That's a terrible idea!  Doctors know what they're doing; you have to trust them!"  And here is my explanation of why I feel the way I do.

Let's start with another example currently happening in the world, Super Weeds.  According to the University of Nebraska Agriculture Biosafety Weed Science Department, "A super weed, as it has been suggested by the popular press, is a weed that has become resistant to a particular herbicide...Weeds have developed resistance to herbicides as early as the 1950s, long before herbicide-resistant biotech crops were on the market. It is possible that the application of herbicides to biotech crops could increase populations of herbicide-resistant weeds." 

What that is saying, and what we are now hearing in the news is, we are creating weeds that resist chemicals designed to kill them.  Instead of dying, they are becoming Super Weeds.  It is not a sustainable way to control weeds in food crops.

Here is another example, Super Bugs.  You've heard of that right?  According to the National Institute of Health, "In recent decades, antibiotics have been losing their punch against some types of bacteria. In fact, certain bacteria are now unbeatable with today’s medicines. Sadly, the way we’ve been using antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs.”Superbugs are strains of bacteria that are resistant to several types of antibiotics. Each year these drug-resistant bacteria infect more than 2 million people nationwide and kill at least 23,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and staph infections are just a few of the dangers we now face."

What this is saying, and what we are now hearing in the news is, we are creating bacteria that resist chemicals designed to kill them.  Instead of dying, they are becoming Super Bugs.  It is not a sustainable way to control bacteria in the body.

So, now we discuss cancer.  Science has always focused on killing cancer by force, just like killing weeds and bacteria.  We are prescribed poison to kill fast growing cancer cells, and then we burn the cells with radiation.   Does it kill them?  Yes, most of the time.  But there are more than one type of cancer cell in a tumor, and process does not stop when the fast cells are killed.

Cancer patients do their treatment, think they are done, and they return to their regularly scheduled programming (assuming they survive the treatment).   In the background, unbeknownst to the cancer patient, two things are happening.  One, those slow-growing Cancer Stem Cells that weren't targeted with Chemotherapy or Radiation are still hanging around.  They are smart and cunning, and have the ability to self-renew and alter their DNA to be resistant to the chemicals and radiation thrown at it.





Second, the cancer patient's body is now in a weakened condition, with a compromised immune system.  If their body chemistry was inadequately balanced prior to treatment, allowing cancer to grow in the first place, then that has worsened the condition by poisoning and burning their body.  It is even harder now for the body to fight off any recurrence of cancer, especially the now resistant tumors.

And consider this.  If a person is treated with chemotherapy and radiation for cancer, then that means the doctor is throwing the best thing he has in his arsenal at cancer.  Let's say it kills all the fast growing cells and life returns to normal.  When the Cancer Stem Cells that remain start creating their resistant tumor, and the cancer patient returns a year later with resistant cancer that has now spread, the doctor no longer has the best thing in his arsenal to use anymore.  The cancer is now resistant to that treatment.  So what's next?... the second best treatment he has to give.  And the cycle continues, with cancer eventually winning, because they are more resistant, and the treatments are less and less effective.  It's a death spiral.

So how do we combat the Super Weeds, the Super Bugs,  and the Super Tumors?  We do it with what Nature gave us.  Everything we have to win is already all around us.  Organic farmers do not have resistant weeds.  And doctors are learning natural ways to combat resistant bacteria.  For example, they have already found that Cannabis oil successfully treats and cures MRSA.  And scientists are currently trying to find ways to combat Cancer Stem Cells.  But there is nothing yet.  Doctors don't have the best treatments to address cancer.  Science doesn't have the answer.

Not only that, but there are natural ways to gently heal from cancer.  There are ways to rid the body of the toxins that began cancer, and ways to build the immune system to fight it naturally.  If history has shown us anything, it's that the more we try to control and force something, the harder and stronger it will fight back.  Eventually, the scale tips and we will lose the fight.  The only way to succeed is through understanding how and why things happen, and finding a way to peacefully solve the problems.




3 comments:

  1. I stumbled in here while looking for some info regarding hair regrowth happening during chemo. I just had my 3rd of 6 rounds, and I've got 1/4 - 1/2 peach fuzz all over my head. :) I'm happy that you are well, but this post took me aback. I know that what you are feeling is common. However, have you looked into the statistics themselves? Prior to starting treatment (I had DCIS and 2.0mm IDC in my left breast, Estrogen positive, HER2 positive...which is THE game changer), I searched high and low trying to find just ONE woman who had cured her HER2/Estrogen positive IDC with diet/lifestyle changes only. I asked two different breast cancer coaches (Dr. Veronique Desaulniers...who you might be familiar with....and Marnie Clark), all of my own doctors (a breast cancer specialist here in town, my onco and my radiologist), and posted on every single group in Facebook I could find that dealt with natural/alternative cures for cancer (Cannaboids, Diet, etc). Not a single person could be named. Not one. I think that says alot, especially when you take into the consideration of the 10s of 1000s of women being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer each year. Up to the addition of Herceptin as a treatment option, women with HER2 breast cancer had a VERY low mortality rate, even after traditional chemo. Now, the numbers are much greater.

    While I appreciate what you are saying - and have heard it a number of times from those who have already undergone traditional treatment - I think it can be a bit misleading. There is NO guarantee that diet alone will cure cancer. The statistics just aren't there. However, there are numbers for the women who have beat this disease using traditional means who have gone on to live very long and productive lives.

    Just my opinion, of course. :) And I would be VERY open to hear about anyone you personally know or know of who has beat their HER2 positive BC using only diet. I'd jump off the chemo train in a heartbeat!

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    1. Hi, just watched this video with GREAT interest. I was diagnosed Aug 2015 with Er+ Pr+ Her2+. I have refused all surgery, chemo and radiation. My original tumor was 15mmx13mmx12mm.
      It disappeared ay could not be manually detected after 3 months. My Mom had passed away from lung cancer the month I was diagnosed so I stalled the surgery (grieving was my excuse to get the extreme pressure off me) while I treated myself with plant extracts and superior nutrition and cancer fighting foods and supplements. I have refused tamoxafin, herecept as they are carcinogenic and make quality of life poor.
      There are natural, non-toxic ways to lower estrogen in our bodies. If I hadn't had the experience of my Mom treating cancer with cannabis oil prior to my own diagnosis I would not have had the fortitude to refuse the conventional treatments.I witnessed that my Mom's lung cancer was put into remission from the oil. In an entire year it did not grow or spread until she was off the oil. These are perilous times for all with the epidemic cancer rates. The truth is starting to become obvious and people are not blindly going like lambs to the slaughter house...Thank you Anncredible !!

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  2. I appreciate what you are saying, and I am curious as well to find a HER2+ BC that has beaten it with diet. However, I'm not just talking diet alone to beat cancer. I think it's more about finding the source, the cause of cancer, and addressing it. Then, the cancer stem cells can be beaten with natural treatments (not just a clean diet). For me, cancer was a combination of the wrong diet, years of estrogen dominance, and a root canal infection that had gone to my lymph system. It took a change in diet, tooth removal, and taking a number of natural medicinal plants to treat estrogen dominance and kill cancer stem cells.

    According to the studies, 70% of women diagnosed with ER+/PR+/HER2+, and go through conventional treatment as I did, are then diagnosed with aggressive recurrence at an average of 30 months past original diagnosis. That is due to the cancer stems cells growing resistant tumors. I am now at 32 months post cancer diagnosis, and have had many recent scans and MRI, showing no evidence of cancer. I'd like to believe I'm on the right track with my thinking.

    Yes, I did do chemotherapy and surgery that killed the very aggressive and fast growing cancer. But at the same time, that chemo did a lot of permanent damage to my body, and it created the potential for stronger, resistant cancer recurrence. I think the main thing to remember is that cancer treatment shouldn't rely on conventional therapy. And there are thousands of people that cannot even make it through the harsh chemotherapy to begin with.

    There is a learning curve and progression of science that is already leading us towards immunotherapy and training the immune system to fight cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation are quickly becoming outdated treatments in the world of cancer research. And the research is based on the extracts of medicinal plants. I personally don't need to wait for an extract to be patented; I want to use the plant as it was created.

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