16 Alternative Approach Cancer Updates

2009 July 30

Up until this point I have not really talked much about any particular named disease.

And… for a reason.

The focus of this site is to take more of a “Wellness” approach.

Therefore, we don’t want to talk about disease and disease treatment, we want to talk about health and empowering wellness information.

What I mean is… we want to put our focus on the proactive, positive things that make us feel good and want to do health and wellness related actions.

And that my friend is a different angle or perspective.

On top of all that, the only reason I thought it O.K. to veer off the path this time is due to the fact that these 16 Cancer Updates are coming from an “Alternative” approach to Cancer. (and I said, “Hey, you might be intereseted in seeing this list”)

Anyway… Here is the list… Check it once, check it twice, share it with friends, family, loved ones, facebook it, twitter it, digg it, whatever you want to it, as long as your helping to share the info and get it in front of more people that need to see it.

John Hopkins Update


Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body . These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system  is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has  multiple nutritional deficiencies . These could be due to genetic,  environmental, food and lifestyle factors .

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies,  changing diet  and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy  involves poisoning  the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells  also  burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply ..


a. Sugar  is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like  NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful . A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts.  Table salt  has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or  sea salt .

b. Milk  causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract.  Cancer feeds on mucus . By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.  A meat-based diet  is acidic  and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of  80%  fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an  alkaline environment . About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day.  Enzymes are destroyed  at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid  coffee, tea, and chocolate , which have high caffeine.  Green tea  is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12.  Meat protein  is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14.  Some supplements  build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells..  Other supplements  like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the  mind, body, and spirit . A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.  Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness  put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment.  Exercising daily , and  deep breathing  help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

1.  No plastic containers  in micro .

2.  No water bottles  in freezer .

3   No plastic wrap  in microwave .

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer.  Dioxins are highly poisonous  to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Cast le Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such thi ngs as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.

Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

Also, he pointed out that  plastic wrap, such as Saran , is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

So there you have it… Let me know what you learned or any other updates you may know of that are not mentioned.

To your Health and Well-Being,

Shawn King

Wellness Coach

4 Comments leave one →
2009 July 30

If we all started paying more attention to our “wellness” as we do our vices – we would all be in a better state of health.

We all can benefit by incorporating the whole food nutrition of fruits and vegetables to improve our health and reduce our risk of chronic diseases such as cancer.

For example – The Wellness Way Cafe has taught me to introduce alot of fresh fruits & veggies into my diet that I would not normally think of – thanks Shawn for all you have brought to the table :)

According to the National Cancer Institute “antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Examples of antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamins C and E, and other substances. Many of these antioxidant substances come from fruits and vegetables.”

2009 July 30
Patty Smith permalink

Thanks for the info Shawn. I’ll pass it on to my friends.

2009 July 31

Thank you for this post. My mom has had cancer for almost 6 years now and has achieved great success through alternative treatments. I am grateful to learn about more ways to heal and cure cancer…one step at a time! :o )

2009 July 31
Michelle permalink

This is awesome information that everyone should have!! Nothing like obtaining this information and making necessary changes today. Very helpful easy read. Thanks Shawn!

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