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Avoid the High Costs of Cancer

Costly Cancer TreatmentA report has come out that says that patients with chronic or life threatening disease may have to pay a larger share of their medical costs under the Affordable Care Act. One estimate says that cancer patients may have to pay as much as $2,000 per month, or possibly more. This is at a time that they are usually unable to work and provide income for their families.

So by what definition is this affordable?

If you donít have cancer there are many ways you can take steps to reduce the possibility of acquiring this horrific disease, but what if you already have it? What choices do you have? Many medical professionals will tell patients that their choice is between undergoing modern medical treatments and dying. There are other choices, you just donít always hear about them.

The book ďA Cancer Battle PlanĒ tells the story of the author Anne Frahm and how she beat cancer. There are hundreds of stories like hers, if not thousands. When she had tried all the modern treatments without success her doctors threw up their hands and sent her home to die. She contacted a nutritionist, mainly with the idea of increasing the quality of her remaining time. With the help of the nutritionist she became cancer free.

What did they use?

Feeding the body what it truly needed and getting rid of the residue of the toxins in her body. What are some things you can do?

There is at least one organization that uses natural methods to treat cancer. It is the Gersom clinics, of which there is more than one. They use the same concept as the nutritionist working with Anne Frahm, but with their own twists. Their success rate is remarkable. What can you do if you donít have access to them, or canít afford them? Using the concepts of detoxifying the body and feeding it what it needs there are a lot of things you can do for yourself. Turmeric has been shown to attack cancer cells in the body. Studies have been done with smokers, those with pancreatic cancer, and those with breast cancer. Not only does it reduce the amount of cancer in the body there is evidence it can be effective in preventing the occurrence of cancer. In addition it reduces inflammation in the body and has positive effects on those with Alzheimerís and Dementia.

Although it hasnít been tested in humans there is evidence that a substance in marijuana reduces the growth and possibly reduces the size of cancerous tumors. The substance is called CBD, and doesnít give the Ďhighí of smoked marijuana.

A natural substance in fruits and vegetables, called gossypin, has been found to reduce the size of melanoma tumors. Currently there are no reports of studies on humans, but there might be something to the old advice to Ďeat your vegetablesí. Just make sure they are organic and not GMO, or you may just be adding more cancer to your body.

Bitter Melon has been studied against pancreatic cancer. Bitter melon has now shown activity against cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, liver, stomach and naso-pharynx, as well as leukemia and neuroblastoma. It seems to starve the cancer cells of their natural nutrition. Populations that naturally eat this fruit statistically have less cancer than the rest of the world. This melon is considered to have anti Ėviral, antioxidant and anti-diabetes properties.

Miatake mushrooms are showing great promise in tumor reduction. Not only do they attack the cancer cells but they also support and improve the immune cells. These cells are supposed to be our natural defense against cancer. In addition to these wonderful affects they lower blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol, and aides in weight loss. This sounds like a healthy little tidbit.

Royal Jelly is a substance made by worker bees to feed the queen. It has been found to interfere with the blood supply to tumors. This in affect starves the tumors. Royal Jelly has also been found to improve insulin resistance and lower blood pressure. Cosmetic makers use it because it improves collagen production which reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It has also been found to have antibacterial components. It has been used for fertility and menstrual problems. It is rich in numerous nutrients beneficial to the human body.

These are just a few of the natural substances that are being studied as treatments against cancer. As prevention, and even home treatment of cancer here are some lifestyle things you may want to consider:

Good nutrition: Eat foods that actually feed your body, and nothing that does not. This includes limiting your foods to those from actual organic sources. Anything else has substances that rob your body of health.

Supplementation: Feed your body concentrated foods in the form of supplements. Make sure your supplements are all natural, from pure food sources. Chemical vitamins feed the cancer, not your body.

Reduce Stress: Stress creates chemicals in the body that feed the cancer. You need to find that wonderful point of balance between exercise rest and sleep. The other balancing point is between stress and upholding your responsibilities.

Detoxification: The first part is to stop putting toxins into our bodies. This is tough because toxins come in through our food, water and air. Not only that, it can be found on the products we use on our bodies and in our homes as well as our daily activities. Normal everyday living creates toxins. That is why the second part is so important. The second part is to find ways to get the toxins out. This can range from coffee enemas, colon hydrotherapy, edible clay, clay baths, charcoal baths, to herbs and supplements that pull the toxins out of the body. Donít forget the benefits of sweating. Saunas and other methods of inducing sweating are invaluable when you need to detoxify.

A Cancer Battle Plan by Anne E. Frahm with David J. Frahm copyrighted 1992 by Anne E. Frahm and David J. Frahm
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