Monday, November 14, 2016

My oncologist told me not to take supplements and antioxidants because it will interfere with chemotherapy

Since we are on the topic of the questions that I receive from clients, I need to address the following question:  Do supplements and antioxidants interfere with the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation? A couple of weeks ago, I was speaking to a potential client who was told by her oncologist that she should not use Vitamin C infusions in her treatment plan because it will "interfere" with the effectiveness of chemotherapy. I am continually shocked at the boldness of oncologists to say that their patients cannot do some type of nutritional approach with absolutely no in depth knowledge about nutrition and cancer. Oncologists, like other doctors, do not receive any training on holistic nutritional approaches to healing. Instead, they receive a few hours of training on nutrition based upon the paradigm of a dietitian. And yet they make claims that Vitamin C interferes with chemotherapy. This is a very dangerous approach because as you will see in my understanding, nutrition, supplements, and antioxidants are shown to protect and preserve an individual who has chosen to use chemotherapy and radiation.  

Many cancer patients do not die from cancer, rather; they die from pure malnutrition or side effects from chemotherapy and radiation. 22-67% of cancer patients die from cachexia which is a wasting away disease. One of the side effects of chemotherapy drugs is leaky gut syndrome and the digestive track can become so severely damaged that the person cannot absorb nutrients properly in the small intestine. Further, chemotherapy and radiation alone are sufficient biological stressors which can induce malnutrition.

Many times, I find out that an oncologist recommended no supplements and especially not antioxidants because it "interferes" with the effective nature of chemotherapy and radiation. I even had a client state that her oncologist recommended no grapefruits because of the high Vitamin C content! And the same oncologists have been known to recommend ice cream so that the patient can gain weight. I have to laugh because chemotherapy has a 2-3% survival rate at 5 years according to the SEER report. Sometimes, I am hoping that something will interfere with "effectiveness" of chemotherapy because of how poorly it has clinically performed.

In fact, the answer to the question of antioxidants interfering with chemotherapy is directly opposite of the assumption of the oncologist. Antioxidants dramatically improve the ability for chemotherapy and radiation to kill the tumor. In an anaerobic environment or an environment deficient in oxygen, antioxidants like Vitamin C become pro-oxidative.  Pro-oxidants are free radicals that are unstable and can cause tissue damage. Cancer cells will receive high amounts of Vitamin C because it seems like glucose to the cells (cancer cells have been proven to have a high affinity towards glucose, consuming 7-8 times the amount of glucose as normal cells). And in the anaerobic environment of the tumor, the Vitamin C becomes like a free radical and causes damage to the tumor. Thus, cancer cells become more vulnerable to the pro-oxidative effect of chemotherapy and radiation.

Patients with mouth cancer were given injections of K-3 prior to radiation therapy and doubled their odds for 5-year survival (20% vs. 39%).  When Vitamins C and K were given to animals with implanted tumors, they experienced greatly improved anti-cancer effects with chemotherapy. Vitamins K and E added to chemotherapy drugs and cultured leukemia cells showed a 300% improvement in growth inhibition when compared to the chemotherapy drugs alone. I wonder what the test would look like comparing Vitamins K and E added to cultured leukemia cells without chemotherapy? This study has not been done. In fact, studies on nutrients alone without chemotherapy are not done. Part of the fear and lack of study is the fact that nutrients may actually perform better than chemotherapy. If it were proven that nutrients are more therapeutic than chemotherapy to cancer cells, an entire industry would be proven to be a fraud to the highest degradation of ethical standards.

Lung cancer patients given antioxidants prior to, during, and after radiation and chemotherapy experienced enhanced tumor destruction and longer life spans. When EPA and GLA were both added to human tumor cell lines along with chemotherapy, the cytotoxic effects of the drug was increased. In addition, animals treated with radiation for cancer experienced significant improvements in therapeutic outcomes when beta-carotene and vitamin A were added to the treatment protocol.

In my practice, I find that clients diagnosed with cancer have many significant nutritional deficiencies. One of those deficiencies that is vital to heart and brain health is Vitamin E. Heart damage is a potential side effect of chemotherapy drugs. Animals with cancer tested for Vitamin E levels experienced the greatest damage to their hearts the more extreme the Vitamin E deficiency tested. In one study, 300 mg of Vitamin E every day reduced neurotoxicity caused by cisplatin (a chemo drug) from 86% to 31%, and a 55% reduction in tingling and pain in nervous system. There was no loss in tumor kill rate from cisplatin.

Niacin combined with aspirin in 106 bladder cancer patients receiving surgery and radiation showed a 5-year survival rate of 72% vs. 27% over the control group. Loading cancer patients with 500-6,000mg of niacin is effective at reversing oxygen deficiency in solid tumor masses. Selenium is another known therapeutic agent for cancer patients. In a culture of human leukemia cells, selenium was selectively toxic. Selenium and Vitamin E did not change the efficacy of chemo drugs in ovarian and cervical cancers.

These are just some of the statistics of the protective nature of supplements and antioxidants in the lives of cancer patients. Just as I recommended not to lose hope when an oncologist tells you that you have a rare, aggressive form of cancer that cannot be addressed properly in modern oncology, I also recommend that you do not take the nutritional recommendations of your oncologist seriously and receive a second opinion from someone who has received extensive training in holistic approaches to cancer. After reading this article, you have my permission to go and eat a grapefruit and sign up for Vitamin C infusions.  Just don't tell your oncologist.

Beating Cancer With Nutrition, Quillin, Patrick.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I have a rare, aggressive form of cancer, what do I do?

I have a rare, aggressive form of cancer, what do I do?  First of all, do not panic and make decisions out of fear. There is a reason why cancer developed in your body. This is the good news. The bad news is that there are multiple reasons why cancer developed in your body. There are things that you can do to influence healing in your body. There are components to every cancer diagnosis that need to be addressed no matter where the cancer cells settled and no matter how fast or slow growing the tumor mass appears.

We live in a culture where there are specialists for everything. An eye doctor, a toe doctor, an appendix doctor, etc. We have a doctor who removes your appendix, a doctor who removes your uterus, a doctor who removes breast tissue. Thus, in this tunnel vision of specialists, we lose the big picture.  Cancer is a systemic disease, influencing and affecting every part of the body.

I have clients who come to me saying, "I have a rare, aggressive form of cancer and there are no specialists for my case. What do I do?" Or they may say, "have you ever worked with someone diagnosed with an ear tumor?" And if I have not worked with their exact type of cancer, they assume that I cannot help them.

I have good news for you. No matter where the cancer settles in the body, there are enough commonalities with cancer that I can help. Tumors do not magically show up without a rhyme or a reason. Cancer is primarily not genetic and genes typically influence 5-10% of a cancer diagnosis. Your genetic potential is influenced by what you consume, what you think, how you feel, and what carcinogens you are exposed to. There are consistent patterns and themes to all types of cancer.

Commonalities across types of cancer:

1. Cancer thrives and appears in a hypoxic environment or an environment that is oxygen deficient
2. Cancer develops in the body when the immune system is suppressed or distracted, typically because of a chronic viral condition or an autoimmune condition or chronic allergies
3. Cancer develops when someone is under severe stress or in adrenal fatigue
4. Cancer develops in the body when someone is exposed to carcinogens over a period of time such as asbestos, heavy metals, mercury, lead, pesticides, or mold
5. At the cellular level, mitochondrial disease precedes a cancer diagnosis.  When mitochondria become damaged, cellular division and apoptosis can become disrupted which is a main characteristic of cancer.
6. At the cellular level, bacteria within the cell called protits morph into a fungal form in order to cleanse toxins and waste materials in the hypoxic environment.
7. Forty percent of the immune system is in the gut. Compromise to gut integrity also means compromise to the immune system.
8. Vitamin D3 is vital to immune modulation or immune balancing. Deficiency in Vitamin D3 contributes to immune compromise in a cancer diagnosis.
9. There are multiple deficiencies involved with a cancer diagnosis because cancer is a systemic issue. Common deficiencies are Vitamin B17, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, selenium, zinc, magnesium, iodine, Vitamin E, etc.
10. Fibrocystic Breast Disease can be considered a precancerous state. Sometimes years prior to a cancer diagnosis, someone may be diagnosed with Fibrocystic Breast Disease. This would be an important time to address the imbalances in the body which lead to this fibrocystic condition in order to prevent the tissue to continue to morph until the tissue becomes cancerous.
11. Cancer cells and the tumor itself attempt to contain toxic matter in the body in order to prevent septic shock or instant death.
12. Fungus can be a component of cancer. Many people diagnosed with cancer have been exposed to mold through baked goods (aflatoxin B1), statins, or antibiotics which are both mycotoxins.
13. Liver compromise and an inability to detoxify properly is a typical component of a cancer diagnosis.
14. People who are diabetic are 3 times more likely to develop cancer in their lifetime. Pancreatic enzymes are one major control mechanism against cancer in the body. Pancreatic enzymes remove the negatively charged protein coating of the cancer cell so the immune system can be attracted instead of repelled from the cancer cells.

Cancer is a seeming paradox. At the same time there are generalized rules for how and why cancer develops in the body, each tumor and diagnosis is distinct as well. For example, cancer researchers discovered that the expression of genetic components within each tumor is as unique as a fingerprint or a snowflake. This is why there has been such a challenge at developing effective gene targeted therapies.

Unique aspects to cancer:

1.   In the endocrine system, hormones like estrogen are typically involved in a cancer diagnosis.  Estrogen is a signal molecule and is used by the body to send stem cells to repair damaged tissue.  When the damage is severe, the body may not be able to resolve the healing crisis and the cells that are trying to heal may morph into cancerous cells in order to survive in a hypoxic environment. 
2.   Each person has a unique trauma or conflict shock which may be correlated to the development of cancer.  This trauma may be correlated as to where the cancerous cells settle in the body.  For example, a major separation conflict tends to be connected to a later breast cancer diagnosis if the trauma is not resolved. 
3.  Cancer of the pancreas can be connected to diabetes or hypoglycemia.  The more blood sugar dysregulation, the more the possibility of developing cancer later in life.  Pancreatic enzymes play a vital role in removing the negatively charged protein coating which cloaks the cancer cells from the immune system.
4.  When brain tumors are examined, many times aspartame is found within the brain tumor.  Brain tumors increased by 250% when aspartame was approved by the FDA.
5.  H-Pylori is a virus that is connected many times to the development of stomach cancer. 
6.  Viral components to a cancer diagnosis can be very distinct including:  Herpes, H-pylori, Lyme disease, Hepatitis, and other chronic viral conditions weaken the immune system and allow cancer cells to replicate without intervention.
7.  Individuals with a cancer diagnosis may have an undiagnosed autoimmune condition, such as fibromyalgia, MS, Crohn's, Type I Diabetes, PCOS, etc.

There are many other commonalities and distinct factors regarding the development of cancer in the body. I am touching on a few important factors. Thus, when you or your loved one is told: "you have a rare, aggressive form of cancer..." Do not be alarmed and do not lose hope. There are many solutions to these compiling factors as cancer is a systemic disease. The body is wired to heal and to balance itself given the proper approach and support. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

My journey to seeing cancer free

After many years of establishing The Green Umbrella, I have been through different seasons of growth and expansion.  I have also been through seasons of discouragement, disillusionment, and even despair. 

However, I learned something valuable during every season of my business.  There is nothing like real world business experience to guide you into a place of wisdom and precision in execution. 

I remember vividly a season where I became very passive with my business.  I lost a lot of confidence after presenting to a big crowd at a chiropractors office and not executing the meeting well.  After the meeting, I had only 1 new client sign up to work with me.  I became so disappointed and discouraged.  It demotivated me and stole all my creative energy as I thought through what I could have done differently. 

I felt alone, isolated, and misunderstood.  How could I make my voice heard and the passion of my heart understood?  I felt like my business was beyond repair. 

The death of my friend after a long battle of cancer shook me out of my pity party.  A new and different wave of grieving overtook my heart.  This grieving seemed more productive because it wasn’t about my small business and financial challenges, it was about a larger issue in our culture. 

My friend represented a large population in America of people who were diagnosed with a disease that many deem incurable, insurmountable, and most definitely a sentence of death.  When I discovered that over 1,500 Americans were dying of cancer every single day, I knew that I needed to be a part of the solution.  This is the same as 3 normal size airplanes crashing every day and killing everyone aboard.  

I began to throw myself into research about alternative methods to supporting a client with cancer nutritionally.  My despair turned into hope.  I learned and started to view cancer in a very different light.  It wasn’t a hopeless diagnosis, there were many brilliant scientists and doctors to stand on the shoulders of and to offer a beacon of light in a diagnosis of cancer. 

My sorrow and grieving slowly moved into a passionate, renewed purpose of helping people who have no hope.  I started working with more complicated cases with confidence and started to watch as my business evolved and transformed into something new and something I was able to fully engage my mind, heart, and passion to creating. 

After finding great success with difficult cases of autism, cancer, and autoimmune conditions, my passions directed towards training others to move through the challenges and to find the pathway to success as a holistic practitioner.  The Green Umbrella Professional Training Program was birthed in 2014.    

There are many business courses and opportunities to grow as an NTP.  What makes The Green Umbrella distinct? 

This is not your average business course with strategies and step by step financial plans or marketing strategies.  This is about YOU.  What is holding you back from living the life of your dreams?  What is hindering you from confidently and boldly pursuing your life vision? 

After 15 years of working in many different modalities in the healing realm including counseling, pastoral ministry, and Nutritional Therapy, I have put together a clinical application and business course designed to challenge you to grow into the practitioner that exudes healing and great expectations for clients and business ventures. 

In The Green Umbrella Professional Training Course, we explore subconscious doubts and fears that sabotage your efforts as a practitioner.  We guide you in building a strong, confident internal prototype to set yourself up for success as you step by step implement your external prototype of your business. 

I guide you through understanding clinical knowledge in more complicated client cases including autism, digestive disorders, leaky gut, depression, cancer, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, and more!  I share with you my most valuable protocols and clinical tools that will help your clients gain the success in their health that you are desiring as a practitioner. 

As your clinical success improves and your internal business confidence, savvy, and vision expands, you will start feeling motivated and inspired to take action and become proactive in the areas where you have been feeling stuck or passive. 

Here are some examples of clients that I have helped and clients that you will begin to gain confidence in helping as well:  


"In the past, I had a diagnosis of prostate cancer and had my prostate removed.  More recently, I had my PSA tested in March of this year and found out that it had jumped dramatically in 4 months to 134.  Through the supplements that Megan established, dietary changes, prayer surrounding emotional and spiritual roots to disease, after 2 years my PSA score dropped to 1.33.  Unbelievable." ~ Randy 

We have our Carter back

"Before the diagnosis of autism, one of the main ways that we felt we 'lost' Carter was in his regression of communication.  Carter had previously been calling me mama, saying zebra and triangle, and playing with his red rocket ship.  We knew something was terribly wrong when he started to regress in communication and 'checked out' when his sister and I talked.  Meg's wealth of nutritional knowledge helped us regain hope and to begin seeing immediate behavioral results as we implemented the plan.  We saw many great changes including starting to hug/cuddle again, crying when hurt instead of not noticing the pain, playing imaginative play again.  And the best improvement was the day he started talking again!  The day he said a word I recognized (instead of a shriek or a babble), I repeated the word back and his face just LIT UP!  I cried with relief.  We are thrilled to have our Carter back!"  ~Crista, Carter, Chad, and Emma

Testimonials of trainees who benefited greatly from The Green Umbrella Professional Training Program:

"The Green Umbrella Professional Training Program is an invaluable program that not only helped develop me as a young professional, but also gave me tools to grow beyond what I thought was possible.  In this 5-month program, I went from a small home-based practice with inconsistent client base, to an in-house NTP for a gym of well over 500 members and a consistent influx of clientele.  My business has grown 10X the size in a short 5-months and I am now leaving my part-time job to do Nutritional Therapy full-time.  Meg's mentorship helped me to realize that the only thing stopping me from reaching my dreams is myself, and she gave me the tools to overcome the internal battle so that I would be thriving, inside and out." (Elise Hawkins)

Contact me today to join The Green Umbrella Professional Training Program that is starting January 2017!

Inbox me to set up a free 20 minute consult to talk about how I can help you with your business and clinical practice!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Warning: Prostate Removal Error, Do not have your prostate removed until reading.....

What could be worse than being diagnosed with cancer? Being a false positive for cancer and going through treatments as if you had cancer only to find out that you never had cancer. Recently, I heard a story about a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer and chose to approach treatments holistically. After about 3 months of changing her lifestyle, diet, taking supplements, and seeing an MD who only used holistic treatments for cancer, she felt pressure from her oncologist to have a full mastectomy. Fearful of the cancer not being gone after holistic treatments, she agreed and had a full mastectomy. After the surgery, the breast tissue was tested and found to be cancer free! But it was too late, she had her breasts removed unnecessarily and went through the painful process of recovery from surgery along with the regret of deciding to have an unnecessary surgery. However, this was not her fault! Her surgeon should have ordered tests prior to the surgery to maintain the necessity of a full mastectomy.

In the cases of breast and prostate cancer, many times false positives occur in the testing methods which lead to over treatment and unnecessary surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other drugs prescribed by the oncologist. Further, prostate cancer returns 25% of the time after surgery or radiation therapy. Why does this happen? First of all, radiation itself is carcinogenic. Secondly, surgery and radiation only deal with cancer tumor cells and do not deal with cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells are a type of CTC or circulating tumor cell and are the origin of cancer at the cellular level.  If cancer stem cells are not evaluated and addressed, a person has a high possibility of developing cancer in another area or the same area of their body.

Today, we are going to focus on prostate cancer and the PSA test.  If some men are not receiving an accurate prostate cancer diagnosis, this is devastating and has far reaching consequences.  In fact, heart attacks and suicides double after men receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer.  What if a man commits suicide after receiving a false positive for prostate cancer? This is horrific.  Further, prostatectomy or radiation treatments can lead to serious side effects such as impotence and/or incontinence.

85,000 of the 100,000 American men who go through radical treatments for prostate cancer DO NOT need these treatments either because they do not have cancer or because it is not life threatening! Only 15% or 1 out of 7 men diagnosed with prostate cancer are truly at risk.  New research is demonstrating that there is a variety of prostate cancers that are not life threatening and that can be monitored without immediate, radical treatment. Also, studies estimate that 23-42% of men with prostate cancer detected by PSA tests have tumors that will not be symptomatic in their lifespan. Finally, of the 50,000 men who have prostatectomies each year, over 40,000 are unnecessary! This is outrageous!

Prostate cancer is slow growing and slow to spread, so men with a potential diagnosis of prostate cancer from the PSA test have time to research other options and receive more extensive testing. However, most oncologists will only do the PSA test and a blind biopsy before recommending treatment options. This is a highly flawed approach.

PSA testing is so flawed that it has been recognized as such by governmental agencies and medical associations. In 2013, governmental agencies and medical associations decided to not encourage PSA testing for any man. In 2012, the United States Preventive Service Task Force recommended that doctors stop PSA testing in healthy men.

However, this does not mean that there is no benefit at all to the PSA test. There is some benefit.  For every 1,000 men who receive the PSA test, one prostate cancer death is prevented. However, 85% of men are still over treated. PSA testing thus is a good initial test, but further testing must be done to find more information about the nature of the potential cancer.

PSA means protein specific antigen which is a protein released by prostate cells into the bloodstream. It is normal to have around 4 ng/ml of PSA in the blood of males. Prostate cancer cells release more PSA than normal cells, thus a PSA above 4 ng/ml may indicate prostate cancer.  However, the PSA levels can be elevated because of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) and an infected prostate (prostatitis).  Other reasons for an elevated PSA test are:  an orgasm within 48 hours of the PSA test, riding a bike or another activity which places pressure onto the prostate gland, or lab error. Further, PSA levels naturally elevate as men age. Thus, don't panic if your PSA test comes back high, ask for possible explanations and pursue other testing options to confirm any potential cancer diagnosis before you agree to a treatment that may not be necessary.

Doctors sometimes make recommendations based upon the PSA test that are not warranted and extreme.  For example, a doctor recommended radiation for a patient whose PSA level increased from 1.7 to 2.5 ng/ml.  The doctor proceeded to do a biopsy and found that the biopsy was normal. And yet, the doctor still recommended radiation!  This is criminal!  And yet, it is happening every day where unsound recommendations are being made.  Many urologists are simply not experts at reading and interpreting PSA results.

Many times, a biopsy is recommended after an elevated PSA test.  The major problem is that a blind biopsy is done in the prostate and 20% of prostate cancers are missed.  Some doctors end up taking 20-30 prostate samples, but this can cause other problems such as escaping CTCs.  There are several other concerns with jumping straight into a biopsy.  First of all, prostate biopsies can result in an infection or bleeding that can result in death.  One in 1,000 men die because of a blood infection from a biopsy! Second of all, a biopsy can cause cancer cells from the prostate to escape and spread to other areas of the body, leading to CTCs or circulating tumor cells which may result in tumor metastasis.  

There is a new type of biopsy called the targeted biopsy.  This is able to be done by the use of a DCE-MRI or a dynamic, contrast enhanced MRI.  This type of MRI allows the doctor to be able to see inside of the prostate gland to identify where the biopsy needle needs to be targeted. However, further testing of the potential for prostate cancer could be done prior to a biopsy so that infection and the spread of CTCs can be avoided.

A Trans-Rectal Ultrasound or TRUS should also be done in order to see if an enlarged prostate has anything to do with an elevated PSA score.  A PSA test between 4-10 ng/ml would be in a low-risk group, 10-20 ng/ml are in the intermediate risk factor, and anything above 20 ng/ml would be in the high-risk group.

What are some other options for testing prior to a biopsy?  I am going to share three potential options in addition to the PSA test.  This is not completely comprehensive as there are some other great testing methods for cancer that I will talk about in the future, including CTCs, nagalase, and the Greece test.  In some holistic clinics, you can receive a full body thermography scan.  Thermography testing is based upon heat and can detect cancer.  Most often used for breast cancer, thermography can be used as well as a full body scan.  Not all clinics provide the full body scan.  Thermography is based upon the fact that active cancer cells rely heavily upon angiogenesis, or the development of new blood vessels in the tumor. The scan will pick up on the heat patterns and detect the potential formation of a tumor years before a mammogram detects these changes and without the potential side effects.  10% of those diagnosed with breast cancer were caused by mammograms.

Another option would be the AMA test or the Anti-Malignin Antibody test.  The anti-malignin antibody is an antibody found in the bloodstream of a person with almost any type of malignancy. The AMA is a general antibody that is elevated in 93-100% of cases of non-terminal malignancy. With only 1 test of the AMA, there can be 5% false positives and 7% false negatives.  However, with 2 repeated tests of AMA, there is only 1% of both false negatives and false positives.  This is a much more accurate way of testing for cancer than the PSA test.  Look at this website for more information and doctors who can perform this test:

The University of Michigan Health System offers a urine test called the Mi-Prostate Score or MiPS. The PSA test and MiPS test together were found significantly more accurate than the PSA alone in over 2,000 men.  The MiPS test measures the PSA, two common cancer genes TMPRSS2:ERG and PCA3.  You can look at this website for more information: 

If some of the testing options are not available to you, you may want to follow the "wait and watch" option that I will change to the "wait and change everything" approach.  If you have an elevated PSA test, you can work with a holistic practitioner to change your diet, lifestyle, and add in supplements that can help your body to heal itself.  My client diagnosed with prostate cancer came to me with a PSA of 134, very high! We changed his diet, lifestyle, added in proper supplementation, and addressed emotional roots to his cancer diagnosis. After 8 weeks of the changes, he was retested. His PSA was 1.3! Here is his story:

"In had my PSA tested in March of this year and found out that it had jumped dramatically in 4 months to 134.  Through the supplements that Megan established, dietary changes, addressing emotional and spiritual roots to disease, after 2 months my PSA score dropped to 1.33.  Unbelievable." ~Randy

In conclusion, with an elevated PSA test, breath and stay calm. Don't panic and don't rush into any radical treatments without more accurate and rigorous testing to confirm the potential suspicion of the PSA test. Find a holistic doctor who will help you to test in a more comprehensive manner. Find a holistic practitioner such as The Green Umbrella who is familiar in dietary, lifestyle, supplements, and other recommendations in addressing the underlying, systemic roots to a diagnosis.  

Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor.  I cannot diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  Consult your doctor about these testing options or find a doctor who can help you with these potential tests.

Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs  By Jay S. Cohen MD

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Breath. It gets better. Another $4 cancer therapy.

The concept that cancer develops as a result of many nutritional deficiencies can be hard to understand.  How can a deficiency lead to the development of a tumor?  First of all, like the supposed checks and balances in our government (not working so well lately), your body has checks and balances.  A percentage of all your cells will become cancerous (approximately 1%), but don't worry, this doesn't mean that you will ever be diagnosed with cancer.  Your body has a way of managing and destroying cancer cells.  It helps the body to stay fine tuned and ready to deal with cancer when it comes with a vengeance.

There are several deficiencies that contribute to a cancer diagnosis, but we will not be looking at all of them today.  We will focus on one deficiency.

Why does the airline hostess tell you to put on your oxygen mask first?  Because without oxygen, you will die, making oxygen one of the most important nutrients to your survival.  Your body is 70-80% water and water is 89% oxygen by weight and amasses 62-71% of the body.  Further, 90% of your biological energy comes from oxygen.

Within your cell, the mitochondria is responsible for cellular energy and produces ATP (the energy of your cells) through the respiration of oxygen.  This is the most efficient way for the mitochondria to produce cellular energy.  However, sometimes the body is exposed to carcinogens and the mitochondria become damaged.  When the mitochondria are damaged, they can begin to use fermented glucose in order to produce ATP.  This is a very inefficient way to produce cellular energy. If enough mitochondria become damaged in the body, a person can develop mitochondrial disease which basically means that their mitochondria is not producing a sufficient amount of ATP and is fermenting glucose to produce this energy instead of respiring oxygen.

The interesting fact is that chemotherapy and radiation both produce oxygen in the body and activates events that end up destroying cancer cells.  If this is all that chemotherapy and radiation did in the body, it would be wonderful and more people would be healed of cancer.  However, chemotherapy is highly toxic and also destroys the fast growing tissue of the digestive track and the immune system. Once chemotherapy is introduced into the body, it is a race to see what it will destroy first:  the tumor or the digestive track and immune system.  If it is the latter, the person may die from an overdose of chemotherapy or they will hit their chemotherapy threshold.

Cancer only is able to develop in a body that is oxygen deprived or oxygen deficient in some area. Cancer cells are normal cells that morph and change in order to survive in a toxic, oxygen-depleted environment.  Also, they morph and change in order to help the immune, lymph, and detoxification systems address toxicity, microbes, and bacteria that they may be failing to address because of the severity of the underlying issue.

Only 15% of the oxygen you inhale is absorbed into the bloodstream and within the blood, hemoglobin delivers this oxygen to the cells and tissues of the body.  If a cell is deprived of 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours, it may become cancerous.  When there is a lack of oxygen, the immune system become suppressed and unable to reach that area of the body.  Further, pathogenic microbes, germs, bacteria, and viruses can seek out this oxygen deprived area because they are anaerobic. The body also will use its own bacteria at the cellular level (called protits) in order to cleanse the area of toxins and carcinogenic compounds such as mold or heavy metals.

Ozone (O3) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) are the simplest substances available for effectively oxygenating the body.  When they dissolve in the body, they both give up their extra oxygen atom in order to produce an oxygen-rich environment.

In the 1980's, American doctors began experimenting with blood infusions of ozone in order to treat a variety of diseases.  In fact, a company named Medizone in New York, was approved by the FDA in 1986 to do experiments with ozone therapy.  When ozone was infused into the blood of AIDS patients, the AIDS virus was completely destroyed in vitro with no level of toxicity.  In 1987, the FDA stalled and did not allow the human trials to proceed.  Coincidentally, a patent for a drug called AZT was filed in the same year, which was the 1st HIV/AIDS drug.

In the past 70 years, 15,000 medical doctors, naturopaths, and homeopaths, in Europe prescribed hydrogen peroxide to 10 million or more patients to treat over 50 different diseases.  Hydrogen peroxide gives the body a high concentration of oxygen so diseased cells die and normal cells are revitalized.  The extra atom of O is released into the blood which causes the blood to be flooded with oxygen and maximizes the ability for hemoglobin to delivery oxygen from the blood into the cells.

In 1920, Dr. Oliver, a British physician in India, treated 25 Indian patients critically ill with pneumonia and cut the normal mortality rate from 80% to 48%.  In the 1950's, Dr. Reginald Holman used 0.45% hydrogen peroxide to drinking water of rats with tumors and all tumors disappeared in 15-60 days.  However, when U.S. based physicians tried to use bio-oxidative therapies, they were harassed by local medical societies and threatened with revocation of their medical licenses.

The body naturally creates and uses hydrogen peroxide.  Mother's breast milk, for example, contains high amounts of hydrogen peroxide which helps the baby develop a strong immune system and gains access to high levels of oxygen.  Granulocytes in the immune system produce hydrogen peroxide as a first line of defense against parasites, viruses, bacteria, and yeast.  However, our bodies become depleted of both oxygen and hydrogen peroxide the more exposure that we have to stress, carcinogens, antibiotics, toxins, heavy metals, mold, etc.

If someone is diagnosed with cancer, they are definitely deficient in oxygen because cancer cannot develop in the presence of oxygen.  There are multiple ways to become deficient in this crucial nutrient.  When a person is chronically stressed and in fight or flight mode, the sympathetic nervous system is activated.  In the sympathetic mode for the autonomic nervous system, blood flow moves away from your digestion and skin, pupils dilate, heart rate increases, and cells become closed. Closed cells are not able to receive oxygen from red blood cells, cannot receive nutrients, and cannot eliminate waste products.  Thus, in a state a stress, our cells do not receive oxygen properly even when enough is available.

Next, our cells become deficient of oxygen when we are continually breathing polluted air that contains less than 21% oxygen.  I remember when I lived in Santiago, Chile, I felt major effects of air pollution.  Santiago was situated like a bowel with mountains surrounding it.  However, all the air pollution from the millions of drivers caused the polluted air to fester in the center of the city.  It was trapped in the bowel-like shape.  I was a runner during these times and I remember running for miles in the city, feeling absolutely oppressed by the air pollution.  After running, I would cough for hours and feel like I just smoked a pack of cigarettes.  Running in Santiago proved to be worse for my health because of the exposure to air pollutants and the clear lack of oxygen in the air.

Further, antibiotic treatments deplete the body's supply of oxygen by destroying oxygen-producing aerobic bacteria in the intestines.  Of course, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to an oxygen deficiency. Also, a body deplete of hemoglobin will lack the ability to transport oxygen to cells of the body. Chemotherapy can deplete hemoglobin and red blood cells to the point where oxygen transportation is not able to occur.  This is one of the many side effects of chemotherapy.

When we are depleted of oxygen and hemoglobin, the internal terrain is ripe for the development of any type of cancer.  To reverse the oxygen deficiency, we now need to supplement through bio-oxidative therapies.  The most simple way to gain access to more oxygen is through the use of FOOD GRADE Hydrogen Peroxide (35%).  Be very careful with this as there are many toxic types of hydrogen peroxide that you can purchase.  It must be diluted, food grade hydrogen peroxide 35%.
To properly prepare this tonic, purchase 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide and dilute with distilled or filtered water (water not treated with chlorine or fluoride).  Both chlorine and fluoride will destroy the capacity of hydrogen peroxide to deliver oxygen to your cells.  Day 1, start with 3 drops diluted in 6-8 ounces of filtered water 3 times per day.  You can increase the dose by 1 drop every day until you reach 25 drops in 6-8 ounces of filtered water 3 times per day.  If you have a serious condition, stay at 25 drops 3 times per day for 3 weeks and then 25 drops 2 times daily for 6 months.  For preventative purposes or a less serious condition, start removing one drop per day after you reach 25 drops until you are at a maintenance dose of 3 drops diluted in 6-8 ounces of filtered water 3 times per day.  Take on an empty stomach or it will not work.  ***YOU MUST DILUTE 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide, otherwise it could be very toxic to your body!  YOU MUST TAKE food grade hydrogen peroxide that is 35% and able to be ingested.  DO NOT use the topical hydrogen peroxide.  If you are concerned of doing this therapy wrong, work with a health care practitioner that is familiar with the therapeutic use of hydrogen peroxide.  I use hydrogen peroxide with clients, you may contact me.

**Also important:  DO NOT use hydrogen peroxide if you have an organ transplant.  The immune system could be stimulated and identify the organ as a foreign invader and start attacking it, leading to the rejection of that organ.

If the root of stress and adrenal fatigue are not addressed before implementing bio-oxidative therapies, your cells will not be open to receive oxygen and the therapy will not help.  Work with a practitioner like The Green Umbrella to address underlying concerns so that this therapy can work properly.