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:  http://www.oncolabinc.com/patients.html

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:  www.mlabls.umich.edu 

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.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

French Women Don't Just Drink Their Coffee

One of my secrets loves in life is coffee.  However, I am not an avid coffee drinker, I am a lover of coffee enemas.  I need to explain myself because many people are offended at this statement.  I know that most everyone else on the planet drinks coffee rather than placing it up their rectum.  I, however, always find a way to do things differently.

First of all, Europeans know about coffee enemas.  Ever read the book, French Women Don't Get Fat?  Well, this is one reason why they don't get fat.  They do coffee enemas.  I am going to write the sequel to that book, French Women Don't Just Drink Their Coffee.

If you go to the doctor in Europe and you complain of digestive problems for you or your children, you will be given an enema.  However, we have more in common with Europe than you would think. In the past, hospitals would give enemas as the first approach to any medical intervention.  What changed?  Our bodies have not changed, we still need to expel waste and toxins through our rectum. The Western Medical world has moved far away from natural interventions and nutrition and only recommends pharmaceutical drugs for conditions in the body.

I personally started doing coffee enemas when I was in preparation mode for becoming pregnant.  I didn't want my little baby exposed to all my toxins, so I purged out as many toxins as possible prior to becoming pregnant.  Cord blood was studies and on average, 287 chemicals were found in cord blood!  That is a lot of chemicals that babies are exposed to in utero.

One of the vital components to my therapeutic cancer protocol is coffee enemas.  I daily talk about coffee enemas, sharing this information with my clients and practitioners in training.  It starts off as a joke and then I keep mentioning it until it is firmly planted in my client's brain as a vital part of their nutrition plan.  Many times people think that it takes too much time or it is not very important, until they actually try it.  And then they usually fall in love with the enema.  

So how do enemas work?

The caffeine from enema coffee is taken up through the rectum into the descending colon via the hemorrhoidal vein.  This vein carries the caffeine up to the portal vein and into the liver.  The liver and biliary ducts are triggered to open and release toxins via the bile to be further eliminated through the colon.

The caffeine from the enema does not affect the central nervous system or adrenals in a negative manner because it is directly transported to the liver.  When a person drinks coffee, on the other hand, the caffeine is absorbed in the lining of the stomach and shocks the adrenal glands and central nervous system.  When the coffee enters the rectum, it goes to the liver to be filtered.  Within the liver, the blood is cleansed of toxins 5 times (when holding coffee for 20 minutes) while the bile is triggered to release toxins.

Did you know that 70% of your immune system resides in your gut?  Did you know that you have 100 trillion bacteria in your gut?  Did you know that 80% of serotonin is produced in your gut?

Yes, digestion is a big deal.  If you are not digesting properly, your moods are affected, your immunity is affected, and your microbiota is affected in a negative manner.  Further, we are exposed to a high amount of toxic heavy metals which accumulate in the gut epithelium and in the brain where it crosses the blood brain barrier.  Glutathione is vitally important to be able to detoxify these heavy metals.  When coffee enemas are done, palmitic acid in the coffee boasts glutathione in the body by about 700%.  Glutathione is a vital antioxidant in the body and tends to be deficient or not working properly in those diagnosed with cancer.

German scientists explored how coffee enemas could open up the bile ducts and even increase the amount of bile produced by the liver.  Dr. Gerson discovered that toxicity and an inability to detoxify as a major root to cancer in his patients.  Thus, he implemented juicing and coffee enemas to help cleanse the liver.

Theophylline and theobromine in the enema coffee work to dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of the gut.  The after effects of a coffee enema are astounding:  reduction of inflammation in the gut, cleansing of the blood, release of toxins, xenoestrogens, heavy metals, bacteria, and other waste products from the liver via the bile, increasing of glutathione by 700% which reduces free radical damage, elevated moods because of increased serotonin in the gut, and more.

Coffee enemas are cornerstone to any cancer treatment because of their immense ability to assist the body in detoxification and cleansing of the liver and the blood.  In the area of the tumor/cancer cells, the body suffers from hypoxia or a deficiency of oxygen.  Red blood cells are vital to the transport of oxygen through the body.  Another way that coffee enemas greatly assist the body in a diagnosis of cancer is that detoxification speeds up the creation of red blood cells, which in turn increases the amount of oxygen transported throughout the body and the brain.  The body can more easily send oxygen to the oxygen deprived areas in the body where cancer cells are replicating.

In order to administer a coffee enema, take the following steps:

1.  Purchase enema coffee (I prefer the dark roast):
http://www.optimalhealthnetwork.com/Coffee-Enemas-and-Coffee-Enema-Kits-s/1010.htm#buyenemacoffee       2.  Purchase an enema kit with stainless steel bucket and tubing:
http://www.purelifeenema.com/enema-buckets-and-kits/  (We recommend the stainless steel enema buckets)

3.  Purchase and have on hand coconut oil, for lubrication of tubing
4.  Have a yoga mat, towel, and pillow on hand
5.  Optional:  cheese cloth to strain coffee

Once you have your enema coffee, boil filtered water.  Start with 2 Tablespoons of enema coffee and over time you can work your way up to 5 Tablespoons of enema coffee.  Add 2 Tablespoons of enema coffee to boiling water.  Boil on low for 12 minutes.  Allow coffee to cool.

Once coffee is cool, slowly add coffee to enema bucket, straining with cheese cloth if you like.  I skip straining with cheese cloth as I find it too tedious.  Put enema bucket on the edge of your bathroom counter so the tubing is hanging down to the ground.  Lay on a towel, yoga mat, with your head on a pillow.  Add lubrication to tubing and place tubing into your rectum.

Open the nozzle on the tubing and slowly allow coffee to enter your colon through your rectum. Close nozzle periodically in order to keep coffee from entering your colon too quickly.  After all of the coffee is inside your colon, lie on your right hand side and try to hold the coffee inside for about 15 minutes.  The first few times that you attempt to do an enema, you may not be able to hold it for very long.  The vagus nerve is the nerve that connects your central nervous system to your enteric nervous system, which is the nervous system of your gut.  The vagus nerve may be in a weakened state which makes it hard to hold the coffee inside for too long. Over time, the vagus nerve will become strengthened through coffee enemas.

Thus, do like the French do and get your coffee enema kits!  Your body and health will thank you!



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