Breast Cancer is, simply put, devastating. As it currently stands, one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. It’s estimated that this year alone, over 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and almost all of us know at least one person who has had to go through this battle.
Probably the most devastating part of cancer is not knowing why it arrived in the first place, and then how to effectively treat it.
The purpose of this four-part series is to provide a common sense, evidence-based approach for the breast cancer patient.
This battle can be won. To win, a strict health regimen and daily practice must be undertaken immediately, which we’ll proceed to outline in detail.
First Off: What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer, like all cancers, is created by the proliferation of unhealthy cells. These unhealthy cells multiply rapidly because of an inability of our immune systems to break them down. The fact is that all of us have cancerous cells right now – it’s just that some of us have them under control via our body’s ability to “keep up.”
When we become overly toxic and nutrient-deficient, our bodies are unable to keep up with the clearing out of mutated cells. These mutated cells begin to thrive in an unhealthy environment (low oxygen, low nutrition, low nerve supply, high acidity), and are able to proliferate to a level that becomes noticeable. Over time they can be seen on a mammogram as a lump, on thermography as inflamed tissues, or on palpation.
Why Does Cancer Form?
You don’t go to bed one night healthy and then wake up the next day with cancer. It literally takes years to progress from one cancerous cell to a cluster of cells the size of a marble, and often years more to become noticeable. Over an extended period of time of chronic stress (physical, emotional, nutritional), the cancer cells grow and mutate.
There are only two reasons the body becomes overwhelmed:
- The cells aren’t getting what they need to function properly (nutrition, oxygen, healthy nerve supply)
- The cells are unable to keep up with clearing the toxins out themselves.
There are thousands of man-made toxins that are known carcinogens. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are over 82,000 known man-made chemicals in our environment. Among the most harmful carcinogens to the breast cancer patient are:
- Chemicals in personal care products
- GMO foods
- Petroleum-based chemicals
- Air pollution and low oxygen levels
- Electromagnetic fields created by all electronics, especially cell phones
- Processed foods (causes loss of enzymes)
- White sugar
- Alcohol (more sugar)
While sugar may not technically be classified as a carcinogen, for the purposes of this discussion we say that it is. Sugar, after all, is cancer’s favorite food.
The Process of Cancer
There are many processes that must work in the body to keep cancer at bay. The most obvious is a healthy elimination system. When our elimination systems become backed up, just like a filter in our house, a breakdown rapidly occurs. Our elimination system is represented by our lungs, liver, kidneys, skin and our digestive system (stomach, small intestine and large intestine).
We have 30 trillion+ cells that continuously eat and poop. The “poop,” or cellular respiration, is always acidic and must be removed from the body. This is primarily done through the lungs, kidneys and liver. When this elimination system backs up – which is almost alway due to an over-exposure of toxins – several things simultaneously occur.
Process 1: Acid Build-Up
First off, metabolic acids build up in the body and our system becomes more acidic. Acidity naturally lowers the oxygen levels in the accompanying tissues. It’s been said by many experts that cancer cannot occur in a body that is properly oxygenated and alkaline.
Process 2: Leaky Gut
The second thing that occurs with breast cancer patients is their digestive system begins to fail. The stomach, pancreas and small intestines produce enzymes that are designed to fully break down food and to “clean up” tissues (i.e. diseased and cancerous cells). When the enzyme systems are unable to keep up, the patient will almost always notice that they are experiencing increased bloating, belching and gas. This is a direct result of food rotting inside the intestines as a result of an enzyme deficiency. As the rotting food builds up, increased mucus production occurs, then inflammation, and finally leaky gut.
Leaky gut, also known as hyper-intestinal permeability, is highly associated with cancer because it’s the primary way our body’s immune system and endocrine system are weakened. This is literally a cellular civil war, as the body continuously attacks itself as undigested proteins leak into the blood through the damaged intestinal walls.
When our enzyme systems are unable to keep up and we get leaky gut, the blood becomes “sticky” (also known as Rouleaux Formation). I’ve looked at thousands of people’s blood through live blood cell microscopy and found that, in nearly every case, sick people’s blood is sticky. This lowers the blood’s ability to deliver nutrients and oxygen to the tissues, making the situation worse.
Process 3: Colon Overload
Finally, the colon gets backed up. All this undigested, rotting food goes to the colon where it attempts to further break it down. The colon is really just a bag of bacteria designed to finish the digestive process. The healthy gut biome represents a majority of our immune system. When digestion becomes backed up, the healthy good bacteria die off and are replaced with unhealthy opportunistic bacteria, molds and fungus. Because the colon represents 90% of the immune system in the body, it becomes unable to properly respond to the diseased cancerous tissues.
A Common Sense Approach to Breast Cancer
Treating breast cancer is simple – it’s the same as treating all other diseases on earth:
Remove the stressors that are proven to create cancer and add in treatments that are proven to boost the immune system, feed the cells, and break down the cancer.
The worse the cancer, the more unhealthy the body and the longer it will take to re-establish health. Every suggestion given in this series is documented to help with breast cancer. The more detrimental cancer-causing habits you remove, and the more healthy things you add, the better your prognosis.
Remember, it’s impossible to have invasive cancer in a healthy body, and the steps we cover WILL improve the the health of the breast cancer patient. It does require the cancer patient to take personal responsibility for their health, spending time, energy and money to heal. The protocol described is not necessarily easy, but it can be highly effective.
Regardless of whether someone chooses to do standard allopathic treatments or not, the specific methodologies mentioned must be implemented. While there is much debate on the efficacy and resulting toxicity of standard treatment, it’s very much a personal decision and not the point of this article to influence the reader whether standard treatments should be performed.
In this series I will first discuss what needs to be removed from the cancer patient’s diet and regiment.