What Causes Cancer and How to Reverse It
Do you want to prevent or heal from cancer? Here are the factors in cancer initiation, growth, and persistence and what to do about it.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Western societies, and the rates keep going up. It’s clear that cancer is a lifestyle disease, affected dramatically more by environmental factors than genetics or family history. And by “environment” we mean environmental toxins, nutrition, and stress levels.
Mainstream medicine focuses on pharmaceutical interventions (chemotherapy and radiation) and surgery as the primary means of treating cancer. Environmental factors are ignored by mainstream medicine because mainstream medicine is driven by pharmaceutical sales. It’s their business model. Almost anything outside their business model is ignored and unstudied and even denigrated off-hand.
Don’t get me wrong. Mainstream medicine can be helpful under the right circumstances. Often, however it is incredibly stressful — both metabolically and psychologically. Since both forms of stress don’t contribute to health and, more importantly, dramatically miss the mark with cancer care, I feel it’s our duty as health practitioners to educate you on the real causes of cancer and what you can do outside of — or in addition to — mainstream approaches to cancer.
Thousands of people use non-mainstream approaches to cancer. Many of them overcome cancer completely or live years longer than the original prognosis their doctors gave them. Medical centers are unable or unwilling to study these “alternative” means, and skeptics chalk up the thousands of “anecdotal” reports of cancer remission to luck, exaggeration, or outright lying.
The “alternative” methods and concepts I share, despite not being used in mainstream medicine, are deeply corroborated in the medical literature. This is because the methods used are based on the proven factors that cause cancer initiation, growth, and persistence. You won’t hear about them from your doctor, however, because a doctor’s main source of education is directly or indirectly from the pharmaceutical companies. Doctors, plain and simple, don’t know this stuff. Again, it’s because these scientifically valid “alternative” methods aren’t lucrative and aren’t studied or validated in randomized trials. They never will be; at least not in the near future.
The question for you to answer for yourself is “am I going to open myself up to the possibility that these alternative treatments work and potentially waste time with dietary and other lifestyle change? Or am I going to trust the skeptics without doing my own research and risk my life by potentially missing out on a cure?” The choice is yours. Personally, I’d rather risk wasting a little time or effort than risk losing my life.
If you want to learn more, read on.
The Three Aspects of Cancer: Initiation, Growth, and Immune Evasion
Cancer isn’t a “yes or no, on or off” state. Cancer isn’t “nonexistent one day and there the next”. Rather, cancer seeds exist in everyone to a greater or lesser degree, those “seeds” germinate and grow to a greater or lesser degree, and the person’s immune system kills those growing cancer cells to a greater or lesser degree. Thus, in order for someone to get to stage 4 malignant cancer, for example, they need to have had seeds of cancer, those cancer cells grew, and those cancer cells evaded the immune system to such an extent as to threaten the life of the person. In short, a lot has to go wrong for cancer to germinate, grow, and survive.
Because of this, cancer prevention and therapy should focus on minimizing or eradicating cancer seeding, growth, and immune evasion. Arguably, you don’t need to be as aggressive or extreme if your aim is to prevent cancer rather than reverse cancer. If you are diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, however, you may logically choose to be more aggressive and extreme in your lifestyle changes. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
I’ll now talk about how to minimize the three essential steps to cancer malignancy: initiation, growth, and immune evasion.
How to Minimize Cancer Initiation and Transformation
Cancer initiation starts with genetic (or perhaps even epigenetic) changes to nuclear DNA within a cell that causes the cell to replicate more and/or apoptose (die) less reliably. This is called genetic mutation, and it occurs to a greater or lesser degree in everyone throughout life and even in utero. Various cancers are characterized by certain genetic mutations that cause them to replicate more or die less.
Your goal is to minimize genetic mutation.
The primary means of minimizing genetic mutations is to 1) reduce environmental toxicants that directly cause DNA mutations and 2) improve your body’s ability to shield from mutations and repair mutations. Toxicants that cause mutations are pollutants such as heavy metals, air pollution, and industrial chemicals.
At fxWellness.com I teach a course called Eliminating Toxins about how to avoid toxicants and pollutants and how to get them out of your body. This can dramatically lower the amount of mutations and “cancer seeding” that occurs in your body.
You can improve your body’s ability to avoid and repair DNA mutation through optimal nutrition. I also teach a class about optimal human nutrition at https://fxwellness.com that teaches you to eat in a way that increases your body’s ability to do this.
How to Minimize Cancer Growth
Besides a mutation, cancers often grow based on anabolic (growth) signals within your body. Growht signals are primarily accomplished through various hormones. This is where it gets tricky because hormones aren’t bad in and of themselves. Anabolic signals within the body not only tell cancer to grow, but they also tell wounds to heal, nerve cells to regenerate, and muscles to grow. Hormones can make you feel good and feel energized. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may want to lower your anabolic signaling to decrease cancer growth. This is accomplished by caloric restriction through fasting and select amino acid lowering as well as macronutrient changes.
Again, if you have been diagnosed with cancer, you want to be much more extreme and aggressive than if you want to prevent cancer. Lowering anabolism constantly, for example, isn’t the best way to feel vibrant and energetic as you possibly can be, although if you have cancer you’ll want to lower anabolism.
I’m developing a course at https://fxwellness.com to teach how to lower cancer growth and taylor the approach to your anabolic needs and goals.
How to Stimulate Your Immune System to Fight Cancer
The immune system kills most growing cancers within us. Successful cancers, however, have found a way to evade the immune system. Usually, a person’s immune system can be strengthened AND trained to fight cancer. Immune system strengthening is accomplished by dosing your body with lots of healthy vegetables and fruits that include vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other antioxidants. Supplements such as herbs can also help strengthen the immune system.
Psychosocial stress (or simply ‘stress’) causes the immune system to be depressed. Stress reduction techniques and a reduced stress lifestyle are an important part of supporting your immune system’s ability to fight off cancers.
I am developing a cancer class at fxWellness.com to outline science-based methods of supporting the immune system to kill cancer. This will include in-depth dietary, stress reduction, and supplement strategies. In the mean time, I encourage you to enroll in the Environmental Toxins class and the Optimal Human Nutrition class to get you started on the process of healing.
Cancer can be reversed. Many people have done so through lifestyle and dietary changes. You have more power than you know to affect the outcome of your cancer.
Remember that cancer is a process of DNA mutation, accompanied by cancer growth signaling in the body and immune evasion. Addressing all three aspects jointly is the best way to prevent and support your body’s healing from cancer.