Hi Lehiatus, I am not a cancer survivor, but I have been studying disease for the past 25 years and have been able to put my ankylosing spondylitis (rheumatoid arthritis of the spine), a suposidly chronic condition, into remission for the past 15 years. What I learned is that poor overall health is the root of almost any disease. Heal the body, heal the disease. Functional medicine camps argue that two things all disease share in common is acidity and poor circulation. It really makes sense. All things in nature are alkaline...the air we breath, the ground we walk on, all the trees, plants, animals and microorganisms. Even newborns are born in an alkaline state, at least until they are exposed to acidic foods typical of american diets. Acids are produced in the form of cellular waste, which are excreted through the kidneys and skin through lymphatic fluids that our cells are bathed in. Adding to this acidic waste with acidic foods (anything other than raw fruits & veggies) overburdens our filtering ability, and sets the stage for stagnation and disease. Acids burn tissue and acts as a coagulant, which impedes blood flow to deep tissue cells that need nourashment and waste removal. This is poor blood circulation, toxin build up and hypothermia. Is well documented that all cancer patients are acidic and have low body temperature, ideal conditions for cancer cells to thrive. The Fourth Treatment for Medical Refugees ($8 on amazon) is an absolute must read (and an easy read) for all cancer patients. It will literally open your eyes and inspire tremendous optimism in concuring your cancer. It is written by Dr. Nobuhiro Yoshimizu, director of a the Neruosurgical Center at Yokohama General Hospital and founder of the Nakamachi Garden Clinic. He is a functional medicine specialist, meaning that he heals the whole body to fight cancer, and has amazing results. Dr Yoshi states that we all have between 3000-6000 cancer cells in our bodies at any given time, and that our immune system begins to lose control over theses cells when our immune system is compromised by poor life practices. He focuses on raising the body temperature (biomats), irradingating cancer cells with infrared lights (red lights in any sauna), alkaline foods (raw fruits & veggies), detoxing the intestines, and shitaki musroom extract. Patients at his clinic remain on their chemotherapy drugs while at his clinic, but the dosage is reduced by 90-95% due to resultant greater deep tissue absorbtion and result in almost no side effects. Second must read is Reversing Aging by Sang Whang, who is basically a biochemist (also a quick easy read), who basically treats disease from a scientific standpoint, emphasizing balancing the body's chemistry. Together, both books support eachother. Yoshi gives the how, whole Sang gives the why. Last, Dr Robert Morse & Dr Bergman are must watch videos on YouTube. True health gurus that see the bigger picture of health and disease. Good luck!
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