Cancer is another disease that is growing exponentially. It’s no secret what is causing cancer, in fact, if you do a google search with the key words “lifestyle causing cancer” you will find that 20,500,000 results appear. A research article found in the US Library of Medicine from Pharm Res. 2008 Sep; 25(9): 2097–2116 titled Cancer is a Preventable Disease Requiring Major Lifestyle Changes states that this year, more than 1 million Americans and more than 10 million people worldwide are expected to be diagnosed with cancer, a disease commonly believed to be preventable. The research states that only 5–10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90–95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle. I couldn’t agree more! However, the problem we have in this country is that although we know WHAT causes cancer HOW traditional medicine goes about treating it is extremely flawed.
If 90-95% of all cancers are environment and lifestyle related why are we waiting until we get cancer and then treating the mere symptoms of cancer instead of altering our diet and lifestyle that led to the cancer in the first place? In addition, if 90-95% of all cancers are caused by the abnormal function of the body due to what we have exposed it to, wouldn’t it be common logic that if we radically change our lifestyle habits we will take away the cancer causing agents and promote proper function and healing in the process? It’s common sense, however unfortunately there is not a lot of money to be made by pharmaceutical companies by explaining to people that they need to remove toxins and eat a good diet to prevent and help reverse cancer.
Researchers at this time are looking for ways to increase Glutathione (your body’s own cancer fighting anti-oxidant) however, they are searching for these answers in the form of a pill, a potion or a lotion that can be sold to cancer patients facing life or death situations for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Your body can and will make its own Glutathione and this can be done just by changing some lifestyle factors that we address when our patients are actively participating in the RENEW program. We have seen this with patients time and time again when following these logical protocols. The human body is a self regulating and self healing organism if interference to normal body processes are removed.
Unfortunately, in our country this type of therapy doesn’t get much publicity. My only estimation as to why (again) is because there isn’t much money involved in treating cancer if a patent can’t be placed on a “cancer fighting” medication. It’s also interesting to note that with all of the money we spend on the “war on cancer” why is it that the western/industrialized countries are losing this war while so many third world countries are faring much better (see incidence of cancer globally below)? It is evident to me that where you have people eating the Standard American Diet and are exposed to toxins you will have increases in cancer. The answer to the epidemic is stopping, reversing and healing from these exposures.
We work with our patients to help them make the right choices in regards to treating their cancer. I believe it is critical for a cancer patient to be following the RENEW program and living as clean of a lifestyle as possible because this increases the body’s glutathione levels and gives the patient’s body the best chance to fight off, heal and repair itself from the cancer. With that being said, I NEVER act as the patients primary care provider. We want to see people before they get cancer so we can prevent it. If a patient already has cancer then they need to have aggressive therapy because they are already suffering from the end stages of illness, therefore our goal once they already have the cancer is to help guide them to the best specialists for their condition as well as to be an adjunct to increase their natural body function so they can heal to the best of their ability. After all, who is going to be able to deal heal better when doing chemotherapy… the person still living a lifestyle full of toxic exposure, abnormal nerve system function and a diet full of sugars and other cancer fueling agents or the person without exposure to toxins, actively removing their toxins, increasing their nerve system function and on a diet full of cancer fighting vitamins and minerals?