The “C” Word
by: Mike Lovell
When a person is told that they have cancer, the world around them seems to completely close in with a crushing weight. Pictures of chemo and radiation therapy effects on the body come into full focus as you try to assimilate what’s been said to you. Most associate cancer with death, and with good reason. With all the “advances” in traditional medical treatment and billions of dollars spent on research, the death toll, even with the revision in survival statistics, has not improved significantly in the past 50 years. This article will not be a treatise on the failures and questionable statistics given in support of traditional medicine. These numbers can be found with very little effort. The purpose of this article will be to explain the protocol I recommend, when in the fight against cancer from a more natural approach, and why I’ve settled on this approach.
The first step, after diagnosis, is to determine what is necessary to strengthen your body’s defense system, improve energy levels and necessary diet changes. This is accomplished through a hair mineral analysis. The information acquired through this test is beneficial in knowing the type of diet your body requires and the supplements that will directly improve and impact your health. We will also discuss the supplements I recommend to directly fight your cancer along with important detoxification methods necessary to successfully combat your cancer.
I cannot stress enough the importance of the proper diet for your health and body’s ability to fight off the effects of cancer and the cancer itself. When it comes to diet, most people do not eat very well. Our life style is built around convenience which translates to fast food. This comes in boxes that direct us to add water, peel back the cover on containers or poke a hole in the bag then stick in the microwave for 8 minutes; or we can just drive to virtually any corner of town and pick up a quick meal without ever leaving the car. This carries several significant liabilities when it comes to our nutritional needs.
- Added sugar: The single largest source of calories for Americans comes from sugar—specifically high fructose corn syrup, and according to a 300-year trend researched by Mercola:
- The average person consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per year in 1700.
- The average person consumed about 18 pounds of sugar per year in 1800.
- Individual consumption had risen to 90 pounds of sugar per year in 1900.
- In 2009 more than 50 percent of all Americans consume one-half pound of sugar PER DAY! That’s over 180 pounds of sugar in a year. (Mercola, 2010)
- Added chemicals in the form of preservatives, coloring, artificial flavors, antibiotics and anti-caking additives.
- These are not found naturally in our food. This adds stress to our liver and kidneys trying to filter these out of the body. Without these organs functioning optimally, clearing medications and dead cancer cells create other concerns that diminish the success of the fight.
- Many of these additives cause oxidative stress, over working the immune response.
- Lack of nutrients in our foods
- Growers control appearance and growth rate through artificial selection, which involves either controlled pollination, genetic engineering, or both, followed by artificial selection of progeny.
- A landmark study on the topic by Donald Davis and his team of researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century. Davis and his colleagues chalk up this declining nutritional content to the preponderance of agricultural practices designed to improve traits (size, growth rate, pest resistance) other than nutrition. (Moss, n.d.)
When fighting any type of medical condition, diet is important, and in the case of cancer, vital that your body operates at its most efficient level. By determining your oxidation rate through hair analysis, we know the type of diet you should be eating such as low fat/high protein, ketogenic, vegetarian or vegan diets. Once we know what you should be eating, we work on cleaning up the food you will be eating. This means buying fresh organic vegetables and meats according to your financial ability, drinking distilled water the first several months to aid in detoxification, and adding the type of fats that will strengthen the immune system. Once I receive your hair results, we will sit down (in person or by phone) to discuss in detail your dietary changes.
The next article will discuss the supplements I recommend in taking the fight directly to the cancer and why I recommend them.
Mike Lovell, N.C.
Mercola. (2010, April 20). Fructose: This Addictive Commonly Used Food Feeds Cancer Cells, Triggers Weight Gain, and Promotes Premature Aging. Retrieved October 18, 2014, from Mercola.com: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/20/sugar-dangers.aspx
Morgan, G., Ward, R., & Barton, M. (2004). The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies. Clinical Oncology, 549-560.
Moss, R. S. (n.d.). Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious? Retrieved from Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/
National Cancer Institute. (n.d.). National Cancer Institiute SEER. Retrieved from SEER: https://seer.cancer.gov/