We will continue down the path of exploring hidden cancer cures and the landmark studies which back their significance. Dr. Pottenger was well known for his work in comparing raw diets to cooked diets in cats. However, he is less known for his remarkable research surrounding the autonomic nervous system and the development of disease. Dr. Pottenger commanded great attention to detail and mastery of understanding of the physiology of the body and how an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system could lead to debilitating disease (1).
The hypothalamus is the control center in the autonomic nervous system and a key component of the limbic system: where mind, body and soul converge. In the posterior hypothalamus, we find the parasympathetic nervous system. In the anterior hypothalamus, we find the sympathetic nervous system. These systems are connected with a feedback loop through the central nervous system.
Dr. Kelly found that breast cancer patients tended towards sympathetic nervous system dominance and that calcium supplementation became dangerous to breast cancer patients because it is a stimulant for the sympathetic nervous system. In large doses, a heart attack could be induced when their body is operating out of an overactive sympathetic state.
The majority of people are balanced in their autonomic nervous system. However, 10-20% of people are either sympathetic or parasympathetic dominant. The characteristics of a sympathetic system being largely in control with no inter-system homeostasis would be the following:
1. A highly developed heart
2. Muscles well-defined regardless of exercise schedule
3. Strong tendency towards reliance on the left hemisphere of the brain
4. Overactive endocrine glands
Even certain personality traits can be correlated with sympathetic dominance; including:
1. Tendency to be anxious and irritable
2. Moments of aggression and hostility
3. Well-disciplined and good at routines
4. Tendency to be thin
5. Not dependent on high quantities of sleep, only needing 6-8 hours
6. Poor digestion
In a strong parasympathetic nervous system and weak sympathetic, the right hemisphere of the brain dominates as the digestive tract, pancreas and liver are overly active. Organs and glands typically regulated by the sympathetic system are sluggish including heart, muscles, endocrine and thyroid glands. Some of the personality traits of a parasympathetic nervous system dominant person would be:
1. Person is typically calm and emotionally stable
2. Slow to anger and not hot-tempered like a person who expresses sympathetic dominant
3. Prone to depression
4. A tendency to be undisciplined and more creative
5. Easily becomes overweight
In order to balance the autonomic nervous systems, the proper nutritional stimulants must be used to strengthen the weakness and bring homeostasis. Magnesium acts on the autonomic nervous system through suppressing an overactive sympathetic system. During times of high stress and trauma, supplementing high doses of magnesium could help to maintain some balance between the autonomic nervous systems. Potassium is a mineral which acts to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. Calcium can be used therapeutically when a person is parasympathetic dominant and needs the sympathetic system to be triggered.
Dr. Kelly and Dr. Pottenger made significant findings in regards to treating cancer as an autonomic nervous system imbalance. Further, Dr. Kelly acting upon the research of Dr. John Beard, found that pancreatic proteolytic enzymes were necessary to remove the negatively charged protein coating on cancer cells.
Dr. John Beard discovered that almost 2 months after conception, the fetus began to create pancreatic enzymes. Why were they needed? A fetus survives soley on the nutrients from the mother and technically does not need enzymes to be released by the pancreas until the first time it breast feeds outside of the womb. Dr. John Beard discovered that the pancreatic proteolytic enzymes were necessary to stop the invasion of the trophoblast cells in the development of the placenta. Further, he found that the undifferentiated trophoblast cells of the placenta appeared the same as cancer cells.
Through many years of extensive research, Dr. Beard boldly claimed that uncontrolled cancer growth was not so different from the growth of the placenta and that supplementing high doses of proteolytic enzymes would help to break apart a tumor. In many studies, his work has been confirmed and yet this cure for cancer has remained hidden for the majority of the world.
A particular landmark study found that pancreatic enzymes decreased side effects of conventional treatments including nausea, digestion issues, fatigue, weight loss and restlessness. In specifically plasmacytoma cancer patients, enzyme therapy increased response rates, duration of remissions and overall survival outcomes (2). The outcome of this study upgraded enzyme therapy to the "orphan drug status (3)." An orphan drug is one that is not profitable for pharmaceutical companies and only treats in uncommon diseases. Most holistic cancer treatments have not been approved or acknowledged despite the research backing their significance. The fact that pancreatic enzyme therapy has been recognized in this manner demonstrates the importance of enzyme therapy to positive cancer treatment outcomes.
Thus the hidden cancer cures of balancing the autonomic nervous system and supplementing high amounts of pancreatic enzymes prove to be important components of a preventative paradigm as well as a holistic treatment protocol for cancer.
1. Gonzalez, Dr. Nicholas J. Nutrition And The Autonomic Nervous System.