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Natural Tips for Breast Cancer
By Linda Mackenzie, Ph.D. (c)


BACKGROUND

Breast Cancer is not automatically a death sentence. In fact, the statistical model used to predict cancer death rates was recently found to be incorrect. So, in fact, there are many more cancer survivors than are reported in "the statistics".

The breast contains lymphatic vessels, milk ducts, lobes and fatty tissue. The breast is mainly a round mass of glandular tissue with fifteen to twenty lobes. Each lobe has a duct that leads to an opening in the nipple. The framework of the breast is composed of connective tissue with a ligament layer beneath the breast, which provides firmness.

Most breast lumps are cysts and fibroid masses that are not cancerous. Cancerous tumors and lumps never go away. They are firm and usually pain-free, and can appear in any part of the breast. A biopsy may be needed to determine if a lump is cancerous. Some of the symptoms of breast cancer are: thickening of the breast; lumps; and redness, soreness, or itchiness of the nipple.

There are several kinds of breast cancer. They are categorized by the site where the cancer cells originated and the area of the breast in which they are located. These are:
      -Paget's disease of the nipple
      - Lobular carcinoma (breast lobe cancer)
      - Intraductal carcinoma in situ (localized within the ducts)
      - Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (invasive milk duct cancer)
      - Inflammatory carcinoma (lymphatic/blood vessel cancer)
      - Adenoid cystic carcinoma (uncommon)
      - Malignant cytosarcoma phylliodes (uncommon)
      - Medullary carcinoma (uncommon)
      - Tubular carcinoma (uncommon)

Cancer is unrestrained cell growth. Heredity, estrogen and environmental factors seem to be the main cause of breast cancer. Heredity cancers usually develop before the age of fifty. Estrogen promotes cellular growth in the breast. Environmental factors such as pesticides, chemicals, radiation, and silicone implanta have been linked to breast cancer.

There is an increased risk of breast cancer among women who:

- are childless
- in menopause
- started menstruation before 9 years of age
- have had a child after 40 years of age
- consume large amounts of caffeine, alcohol and sugar
- have diabetes
- use oral contraceptives
- eat high-fat diets
- are obese, especially for women over 50 years of age
- use ERT (estrogen replacement therapy) after long term use of 10 years or more
- frequent exposure to medical x-rays

Breast cancer is most common in women over 40, especially postmenopausal women although you can get breast cancer at any age. Men also get breast cancer although it occurs less frequently.

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

Traditional medical treatments for breast cancer include: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, chemotherapy plus bone marrow treatment, hormone therapy, or a combination of these treatments.

Doctors once thought that extensive surgery could control the spread of Cancer, however they now believe that the cancer cells may break away from the primary tumor during surgery and spread through the bloodstream, even in the early stages of the disease. The use of drug treatment after surgery is used to kill these cells.

The key to any therapy is Research! Research! Research! Ask questions and get answers.


NATURAL TREATMENTS

Some of the natural health care treatments include:

- Antineoplaston therapy - Dr. Burzynski uses amino acid derivatives to inhibit the growth of cancer
- Biological and Pharmacologic therapy - use of non toxic medications, plant cell medications and human   cell medications
- Shark Cartilage therapy - blocks the creation of new blood vessels which are required for cancer to grow   and thus starves the tumor
- Herbal Remedies
- Immune System Treatments/Immunologic Therapies - bolsters the immune system to combat & destroy   cancer cells using a whole body program of detoxifying the body by diet, uncontaminated water and   vitamins.
- Metabolic Therapy - uses detox, colon cleansing, anti-cancer diets based on whole foods plus vitamins,   minerals and enzymes
- Nutritional Supplement Therapies
- Diet Therapies
- Detoxification Therapies
- Ozone and Oxygen Therapies
- Lifestyle Therapies
- Mind-Body Therapies - counseling, bio-feedback, hypnosis, visualization, imagery, yoga,   massage therapy, meditation, relaxation techniques

 

FOODS & DIET

Avoid:
over the counter meat, poultry, & dairy products; fatty, charred or grilled foods; well-done meat, processed refined foods, junk food, animal and vegetable oils, saturated fats, white flour, sugar, salt, NO alcohol, NO caffeine, drugs, nicotine, saturated fats, artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives.

Good Foods:
Low-fat, high-fiber, mostly vegetarian diet; whole grains, fruits & vegetables, tart cherries, spinach, cabbage, yellow & orange vegetables (carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, yams), red & green peppers, turnips, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, avacado, salt-water fish, brown rice, corn, alfalfa, soybeans, kelp, onions, strawberries, raw nuts (no peanuts), horseradish, yogurt, maitake and reishi mushrooms.

- 10 raw almonds a day
- Steamed distilled or spring water (no tap water)
- Fruit juices in the AM
- Vegetable juices in the PM
- Only organic/hormone free meat and dairy products because other types contain residue of estrogenic    hormones that have been linked to promoting breast cancer

 

VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS

Multivitamin & mineral supplement (from a health food store please); plus extra Vitamin B complex (100mg/each), Vitamin E (400IUs a day and increase slowly to 1,000 IU a day) AND Vitamin C (5,000-20,000 mg/day)

Essential Fatty Acids (flaxseed, borage or black current oil) - helps good cell reproduction

Coenzyme Q10 (100mg/day), DMG (as directed on bottle) - improves oxygenation of the cells

Beta-carotene ((10,000IU/day), Colostrum (as directed on bottle), Garlic, SOD, pycnogenol,
- boosts immune system, accelerates healing

Germanium (200 mg/day); Shark Cartilage (750 mg/day), Maitake (4,000-8,000mg/day), Vitamin D3, Acidolphilus (non-dairy kind), SAMe (as directed), Bee Propolis, - helps deter cancer growth

Melatonin (3-50mg) - helps block estrogen-receptor sites on breast cancer cells

Calcium (2000mg/day), magnesium (1000mg/day), potassium (99mg/day), zinc (50mg/day) - aids normal cell division and function

Digestive Enzymes - helps reduce inflammation

Selenium (200-400mcg/daily) - has been found to help prevent formation of certain types of breast tumors

DO NOT TAKE IRON

 

JUICES

- A daily juice of organic fresh broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, kale, dark leafy greens and an apple
- Other good juices - Beet, Grape, Black Cherry, Carrot, Cabbage


HERBS


Burdock root, Dandelion Root, Milk Thistle, Red Clover - helps protects liver & blood cleansing
Cumin, Tumeric, Ginseng - may inhibit breast tumor growth & have cancer fighting ability
Ginko Biloba, Cat's Claw,Cranberry, Parsley, Boswelia, Andrographics Peniculata, Olive Leaf Extract


TEAS

Essiac Tea (Old Indian Remedy), Red Clover, Green, Ginger, Peppermint & Ginseng


SPICES
These spices may have Anti-Cancer Properties:

Cardamon, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Cumin and Tumeric


AROMATHERAPY

Eucalyptus, Hyssop, Bergamot, Geranium

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and we recommend you check with your health care practitioner before beginning any treatment.

 



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