Thereís a tendency for people to think that cancer just falls out of the sky and lands on them like Dorothyís house was dropped on the Wicked Witch of the East by a Kansas twister. Itís not like that! The things people do, and often, the things they donít do, create the environment that promotes cancer.
The body is like a garden. The way you prepare and maintain the soil determines what grows there. Hereís an easy way to know how well your garden is doing. Test your pH with inexpensive test strips. This reveals how acid or alkaline your body is. Cancer thrives in an acid environment and fades away in an alkaline one. If your body is acid and you want to avoid cancer, create an alkaline environment by consuming foods and supplements that are high in the alkaline producing minerals, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium in their natural forms.
Thereís no way that the Standard American Diet, riddled with genetically modified foods and grown in mineral poor soils, are going to provide that. Certain high quality herbs and supplements are excellent mineral sources. Kelp, Algae and Coral Calcium are just a couple of examples. In comparison, acid-producing foods like soda, coffee, animal protein (including cowís milk products) and refined sugar and grains make the body use up those alkaline producing minerals. When your mineral reserves are low, your body turns acidic and it takes a lot of alkaline minerals to reverse that situation.
Next step, there are herbs and supplements that in practice and in scientific studies have been shown to prevent cancer. They clean the body at the cellular level, and they destroy and remove cancerís favorite companions, yeasts, fungus and free radicals. Some seem to act directly on cancer cells. Ellagic Acid, recommended in the American Cancer Societyís Guide to Alternative Therapies and found in raspberries and pomegranates, is a powerful anti-cancer agent. It makes cancer cells die like a normal cell. Itís also a powerful anti-oxidant, or anti-ageing compound and itís found in NSPís Breast Assured, which can also be used by men.
The tree bark Pau díArco was the subject of intensive studies because of its long history as an anti-cancer tool among native healers in Brazil. While the studies showed that in its natural state, it is very effective, it resisted being synthesized into a drug. Since it couldnít be patented, the drug companies lost interest in the herb. But herbalists continue to use it very successfully to prevent and deal with cancer. It is a tremendous blood cleanser and builder and also works against yeast. This is critical since many people are being misdiagnosed with cancer of the lymph system, where the problem is in reality a massive yeast infection of the lymphatic system. Pau díArco, like all of the products weíre discussing, has been the subject of extensive international testing and has no adverse side effects.
Noni, more accurately called Morinda, is a bitter juice that mixes very well with others to produce a tasty drink. A cellular cleanser, it inhibits all kinds of invaders and additionally restores cellular integrity. One reason cancers get out of control is because they expand beyond their weakened natural borders. Noni strengthens that cellular integrity.
Next, significant studies show that most female reproductive system cancers are due to excess estrogen. This is a simple one. When a woman uses a high quality natural progesterone cream daily, produced usually from wild yam, not only will she avoid reproductive cancers, but also prevent osteoporosis, the discomforts of menopause, as well minimizing wrinkles and age spots. Sign me up!
Finally, two other helpers: First, a powerful anti-oxidant is critical to reduce cellular damage. Super ORAC is a great choice because it combines many of the natural herbs rated highest on the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scale into one handy capsule. Second, supplemental protease enzymes to help break down protein effectively. Avoid soy products including soybean oil. Despite the major propaganda campaign, many independent studies have shown that soy promotes tumors, weight gain, male and female baldness, reproductive problems, including infertility, aggression and anger.
Most soy is genetically modified and contains estrogen-like hormones. It is a popular ingredient in baby formulas, which may explain why todayís generation has less than half the fertility of their grandparentsí generation. Read labels! Use only natural soaps, hair care and cleaning products. The US government states that the typical home contains more than 150 cancer-causing chemicals, mostly in cleaning and personal care products. Natural products exist for every need. They may cost a little more, but theyíre worth it.
Freedom from the fear of cancer comes from knowing how to avoid it and using that knowledge in your life daily.
Hereís to your health!
Lahni for Ralph & Lahni de Amicis
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