In today’s modern age, cancer patients are given precious little choice when it comes to their care. Conventional doctors create a false sense of urgency and convince patients that they must immediately begin the Big Three treatment protocol: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
But this “cut, burn, and poison” method often causes more problems than solutions. More people perish from conventional cancer treatments than from the cancer itself.
But cancer is NOT a death sentence, and there are many alternatives to chemotherapy available. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industry is working hard to ensure that you don’t learn about them. And doctors will often tell you that anything outside of the standard western protocol is foolish and ineffective.
That’s likely because medical schools are controlled by the pharmaceutical industry. Aspiring doctors receive only an hour or two of nutritional training over the course of hundreds of hours of medical school. And most doctors actually profit when they prescribe chemotherapy through kickbacks and other incentives by the manufacturers.
We founded The Truth About Cancer after losing several family members to harsh cancer treatments and risky surgical intervention. Our mission was to learn the truth about cancer causes and discover the best treatments and preventative measures for beating cancer. Our bodies are designed to combat disease, and nature provides an extensive “medicine chest” that can help us.
So we’ve put together a list of over 30 natural ways to treat and beat cancer!
Conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy flood the body with additional toxins that can keep it from healing. The cells of our body automatically cleanse and detoxify by eliminating accumulated waste products. If the body is unable to eliminate toxins fast enough, compared to the amount of toxic waste coming in, cells start malfunctioning and the disease process begins.
A 2005 study found 287 industrial chemicals in the umbilical cords of newborns. Over half of these chemicals are known to cause cancer. This slow poisoning has an effect on the body’s pH balance and all these poisons push the body into an acidic state, allowing cancer to thrive. Toxins and heavy metals must be removed in order to modify the body’s pH and bring it back to an alkaline state.
A full-body detox should be a regular part of ongoing care, especially when battling cancer.
Aromatherapy is a natural modality that can help patients cope with chronic pain, nausea, stress, and depression. It also has been used to stimulate the immune system, fight off bacterial infections, increase circulation, alleviate headaches, soothe sore muscles, and help you sleep at night. Each oil is promoted to have specific health benefits, so patients must find the right oils for their health concerns. A 2013 study by University of Leicester researchers indicated that frankincense contains a compound AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid) that targets cancer cells, including ovarian, brain, breast, colon, pancreatic, prostate, and stomach cancers.
Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and endometrial cancer. Conversely, obesity is associated with an increased risk of several types of cancer. Regular exercise improves energy levels by boosting your body’s circulation and delivery of oxygen to your cells. Over time, the heart, lungs, and muscles get stronger and work more proficiently. Cancer cells do not thrive in a highly-oxygenated environment.
It also boosts the excretory system so that cancer-causing toxins and waste are removed more efficiently. The fewer the toxins in your system, the better you’ll feel overall. The excretory system is comprised of your blood, lymph, bladder, kidneys, and intestines. Detoxification is crucial for helping your body combat disease.
Finally, exercise enhances your immune system (specifically the lymphatic system) preventing the growth and spread of disease-causing organisms in your body. A strong immune system is your best defense against cancer.
#4| Chiropractic Care
According to Dr. Huang Chien-Jung, ensuring that your spine is properly aligned is vitally important in keeping the entire body healthy. That’s because a properly-aligned spine allows the meridians to facilitate optimal energy flow. Chiropractic care is crucial to maintaining proper spinal alignment. Proper energy flow is essential to good health. The immune system interacts directly with the nervous system, and any obstruction with the signaling pathways between the nervous and the immune system can negatively impact your body’s ability to heal. Regular chiropractic care can prevent these kinds of obstructions.
#5| Emotional Clearing
The profound effect that emotions have on health and lifespan can be evidenced by a groundbreaking series of 10-year-long studies published in the British journal Psychology and Psychotherapy in 1988. The study, which is just as relevant today, concluded that “emotional stress was more predictive of death from cancer or cardiovascular disease than from smoking.” It also found that individuals who were the most affected by stress had an overall death rate that was 40% higher than non-stressed participants.
Meditation, prayer, and visualization exercises have been shown to have a powerful healing effect on our health, likely by improving our emotional and mental wellbeing. Research has confirmed multiple health benefits associated with meditation and prayer, including stress reduction, lower anxiety, less depression, pain reduction, improved memory, and more.
#6| Sound and Light Therapy
From Dr. Antonio Jimenez:
“Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy (SPDT) is a safe, effective, and proven therapy for treating cancer using sound and light. It is a combination of two individual therapies: Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) and Sono Dynamic Therapy (SDT).
PDT and SDT work by leveraging the transfer of energy from light and sound sources that transform photo and sono-sensitive compounds, known as “sensitizers.” Energy from these sensitizers is released in the form of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that destroy the affected cells.
The ability of specific sensitizer compounds to accumulate in transformed (cancer) cells is a convenient method to selectively destroy those cells by systematically treating them with appropriate light and sound sources, without affecting healthy cells.”
Immunotherapy is the act of targeting the immune system rather than the tumor – and the results to date are fairly astounding.
Named as Science Magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year in 2013, columnist Jennifer Couzin-Frankel wrote, “Immunotherapy marks an entirely different way of treating cancer – by targeting the immune system, not the tumor itself. Oncologists, a grounded-in-reality bunch, say a corner has been turned and we won’t be going back.”
By ramping up your own natural defense system to fight for you, you can increase your chances of beating cancer. Working with your body instead of against it is absolutely imperative when combating disease.
The keto diet places sugar-dependent cancer cells at a significant disadvantage by specifically targeting their glucose supply and depriving them of their preferred fuel source. This fat-rich, low-carb diet reduces glucose levels in the bloodstream, while increasing levels of ketone bodies and inducing ketosis.
As a result, cancer cells – which can only use glucose, but not ketones, for fuel – are starved of energy, while normal cells are able to adapt their metabolism to use ketones for fuel and do just fine. Plus, both ROS production and oxidative stress are predicted to increase in cancer cells when confronted with the keto diet, damaging them as they try to produce energy and grow.
#9| Acupuncture and Neutrino Energy
Acupuncture is a staple of traditional Chinese medicine, and utilizes energy pathways, called meridians, to improve the flow of energy, called chi. On our journey through Asia, Dr. Pan Nien Chung introduced us to a special kind of acupuncture which focuses on solar alignment. The energy provided by the sun is called neutrino energy and is an integral part of acupuncture therapy in Asia. Combining neutrino energy and acupuncture can help the body eliminate cancer stem cells.
Exposing the patient to the neutrino energy from the sun, in combination with utilizing four special acupuncture points, causes the patient to excrete cancer stem cells in their urine.
#10| Gerson Therapy
The Gerson Therapy is a natural treatment that activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas, and natural supplements. With its whole-body approach to healing, the Gerson Therapy naturally reactivates your body’s magnificent ability to heal itself – with no damaging side effects.
This powerful, natural treatment boosts the body’s own immune system to heal cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and many other degenerative diseases. Dr. Max Gerson developed the Gerson Therapy in the 1930s, initially as a treatment for his own debilitating migraines, and eventually as a treatment for degenerative diseases such as skin tuberculosis, diabetes and, most famously, cancer.
#11| Fermented Ginseng
Though various types of ginseng extracts or derivatives have shown anticancer properties in human cancer cell lines, there are no published clinical trials evaluating ginseng’s efficacy in a human population. Ginseng has, however, been studied as a chemopreventive and an agent to improve quality of life among patients with cancer.
According to a study review published in the Chinese Medicine Journal, ginseng’s secret weapon for fighting cancer is revealed through its compound called “ginsenosides.” Numerous studies demonstrate the beneficial effect of ginsenosides against deviant molecular processes that are responsible for cancer. In fact, new studies are being published every day regarding its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. New research is also demonstrating its potential to kill cancer cells, as well as inhibit cancer’s uncontrolled growth, invasiveness, and angiogenesis.
Salvestrols belong to the class of phytonutrients called “phytoalexins” (compounds that a plant produces to protect itself against stressors such as fungi, viruses, bacteria, UV light and insects). The enzyme which marks cancer cells is called CYP1B1. This enzyme is a gene and protein which is present in all human cells, but which is only activated in cancer cells, not normal healthy cells.
In a chemical reaction, the salvestrols interact with CYP1B1 to become cancer-killing agents. Salvestrols have a cancer-inhibiting effect in humans. They cause tumor cells to die but leave healthy cells unharmed. Salvestrol in supplement form has been shown to affect tumor growth in prostate, lung, and bladder cancer as well as melanoma and breast cancer.
#13| Vitamin C
Vitamin C is highly effective in the treatment of colorectal cancer, which claims the lives of some 50,000 people annually. And it’s particularly effective in the treatment of colorectal cancers bearing both KRAS and BRAF gene mutations, which happen to respond quite poorly to conventional therapies − including chemotherapy.
Rather than attack cancer cells directly, vitamin C compounds appear to convert into another oxidized substance known as dehydroascorbic acid, or DHA. The DHA tricks cancer cells into accepting it for entry. Only once it gains access, this DHA is converted back into ascorbic acid (a type of vitamin C), causing cancer cells to essentially commit suicide.
Intravenous administration of vitamin C delivers far more of this important nutrient into the bloodstream than oral consumption, bombarding affected tissues and cells with disease-eradicating doses of this powerful, natural medicine.
Turmeric’s active ingredient is an extracted compound called curcumin. Studies have shown that curcumin helps prevent several forms of cancer including breast, lung, stomach, liver, and colon because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It stops the development of cancer by interfering with the cellular signaling aspects of the chronic disease.
It has also shown incredible promise in the prevention of cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among women in developing nations. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory property blocks the factors that induce human papilloma virus and activates cancer cell death within the uterine lining.
#15| Antineoplaston Therapy
Antineoplastons are chemical compounds found normally in blood and urine. They are made up of amino acids and peptides. In the 1970s, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski developed antineoplaston therapy, which he has used successfully to cure brain cancer. It is administered in increasing doses up to the maximum tolerance for 12 months. Barring unacceptable toxicity or disease progression, the treatments continue.
Although Dr. Burzynski has had success with his patients, some of whom have had complete remission with no secondary cancers for over a quarter century, the FDA will not approve his treatment as an evidence-based therapy. This is likely because Antineoplaston therapy is not as expensive as conventional treatments and would likely cost the pharmaceutical tens of millions of dollars if it was approved.
#16| Ozone Therapy
Oral cancers are a problem around the world, and can come as a result of surgery, trauma, cancer therapy, periodontal infection, endodontic infection, or dry socket after oral surgery extraction. Dry socket is a very common problem, and lead to an abundance of pathogens in the mouth. It also leads to chronic inflammation, which has been linked to cancer. Nearly 50% of all amalgam fillings contain mercury, which has been shown to cause cancer in animal studies.
In Taiwan, doctors commonly use ozone therapy to treat infected tissue. Many harmful organisms, bacteria, and cells thrive in low-oxygen environments. By introducing ozone, oxygen metabolism is increased, and can neutralize bacteria faster and more effectively than chlorine. While it’s a common therapy in much of the world, it is not prominently used in the U.S., likely because the profit margins for ozone therapy are much smaller than other, more toxic treatments.
Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, is a substance present in all living cells that provides energy for many metabolic processes and is involved in making RNA. Protocel is a chemical that works to lower the voltage of cancerous cells, blocking the production of ATP in cancer cells. This causes them to self-destruct and die. Traditional Chinese medicine puts great emphasis on energy pathways within the body. Protocel literally sucks the energy out of cancerous cells without damaging healthy cells.
#18| Withania Somnifera
Known more commonly as ashwagandha or Indian ginseng, withania somnifera has long held a prominent place in Ayurvedic medicine. Its use dates at least as far back as 4,000 B.C. The traditional Indian approach to healing involved using ashwagandha as a “Rasayana.” In Sanskrit this literally means “that which negates old age and disease.” The life essence, so to speak, of Ayurveda, and one of functional medicine’s most precious herbs, Ashwagandha has demonstrated powerful benefits in the treatment of lung and prostate cancer.
#19| Mistletoe Extract
Mistletoe, also known as Viscum, All-heal, and Birdlime, is a semi-parasitic plant that has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Various mistletoe preparations have been used for cancer therapy since 1917. Today, they are the most frequently used as complementary therapies in tumor treatment. Mistletoe’s effects on cancer have been researched in over 100 clinical trials.
Mistletoe extracts directly prevent cancer cell growth while stimulating the immune system to fight cancer. Studies show that mistletoe improves symptoms as well as quality of life and general wellbeing in patients afflicted with multiple types of cancers. Simultaneously, mistletoe reduces the side effects of conventional cancer treatments and may help patients survive the harsh side effects of chemo and radiation. Helixor is a cold extract made from fresh mistletoe, obtained from fir, pine and apple trees. Some physicians administer Helixor mistletoe enemas to patients with rectal tumors.
From Suresh Nair:
Our blood contains millions of white blood cells known as natural killer (NK) cells, which are part of the immune system and whose job is to attack and destroy anything that is foreign and harmful to our bodies, including cancer cells.
However, cancer cells escape detection and killing by NK cells by presenting a “coat” of the patients’ own proteins on its cell surface. Such a coated cancer cell appears as “self” to the immune system and is not recognized as cancer.
Biochemist Ernst Krebs, Jr. purified a nitriloside known as amygdalin, a so-called “cyanogenic glucoside” – a compound that contains sugar and produces cyanide. In its concentrated and purified form that he developed especially for cancer therapy, it is known as Laetrile or laevo-mandelonitrile B-glucoside.
When Laetrile enters cancer cells, it is enzymatically “unlocked” by beta-glucosidase and releases both poisonous cyanide and benzaldehyde – killing them.”
Moringa oleifera is often called the “miracle tree” because it can be beneficial on so many levels. It has been used for thousands of years in Asia and Africa, but over the last decade or so it has also been studied heavily in the West. The most exciting findings, however, are what this extraordinary plant can do to prevent and fight cancer growth. Studies on chronic inflammation found that Moringa root helped treat acute inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and bronchitis.
Quercetin, found in moringa, is a powerful antioxidant that has especially been linked to cancer protection. A 2009 study published in the Journal of Cell Biochemistry found that even low doses of quercetin had the ability to inhibit cancer cell progression. Moringa also contains a plethora of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the very building blocks of life. Some of these include arginine, lysine, tryptophan, leucine, valine, and methionine. Most importantly, there is strong evidence to suggest that moringa helps fight cancer directly.
One study examined the effect Moringa oleifera leaves, bark, and seed extracts had on both breast cancer and colon cancer lines in the laboratory. They found that all three increased the number of apoptotic cancer cells in both breast and colon cancer cell lines. Another found that moringa, in conjunction with radiation therapy, significantly decreased pancreatic cancer cell survival as well as metastasis. It also radically inhibited tumor growth. The investigators concluded that these results could not have been possible with radiation therapy alone. In addition to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, it also contains a variety of essential nutrients that help the body on all levels.
#22| Coconut Oil
With the advancement of modern technology and breakthroughs in science, numerous studies in the past decade have proven coconut oil to be a “good” saturated fat and incredibly healthy. Pure coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that is converted to monolaurin by your body. In fact, 50% of coconut oil is lauric acid, a compound usually found in human breast milk, which makes it one of the best food sources of this nutrient available. Lauric acid is beneficial in deterring parasites, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and viruses.
Coconut oil also consists of 86.5% saturated fatty acids, 5.8% monounsaturated fatty acids, and 0% trans-fat. It is comprised of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), contrary to vegetable or seed oils consisting of long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs). LCFAs are stored in the body as LDL cholesterol, contribute to hardening of the arteries, and strain the pancreas and liver. MCFAs support the immune system through their antimicrobial properties.
Cancerous cells cannot survive in certain conditions, including temperatures over 45 degrees Celsius (or around 113 degrees Fahrenheit). Hyperthermia can be used as both a primary treatment and an adjunct treatment, because it weakens cells and makes them less resistant to other treatment therapies. Local hyperthermia concentrates very high temperatures in targeted locations to weaken and destroy cancer cells. Full body hyperthermia uses less intense heat (around 38-39 Celsius or 101-102 Fahrenheit) to create what is essentially an artificial fever. This activates the immune system to combat disease. Full body hyperthermia also eliminates toxins through sweat.
One plant which has an amazing impact on modulating the immune system is cannabis, which has been cultivated in Asia for millennia and has been continually documented in traditional Chinese medicine for approximately 1,800 years. Just like federal laws in the U.S., cannabis is as a category 2 narcotic in China and Taiwan. Possession of the plant or its derivatives can result in up to three years in prison.
Many doctors in Taiwan are using cannabis successfully to treat cancer but are forced into secrecy because of its illegal status. Cannabis has a wide array of benefits, including tumor reduction. Studies have indicated that cannabis can help induce apoptosis, stopping the spread of cancer and encouraging programmed cell death. Cannabis has been used to treat conditions ranging from insomnia to cancer.
#25| Cordyceps Sinensis
Also known as the Caterpillar Fungus or Dong Ching Xia Cao (Summer grass, winter worm), Cordyceps has long been a part of traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine. An extremely rare combination of a mummified caterpillar and a fungus, it is found at very high altitudes in the Himalayas, on the Tibetan plateau, and other high-altitude locations around the world. Cordyceps can help manage blood sugar, improve transplant success, strengthen the immune system, improve stamina, and combat cancer. In laboratory experiments, Cordyceps was selectively toxic for cancer cells, without affecting normal, healthy cells. Bioactive ingredients in Cordyceps including cordyceptin attack and destroy mouth, bladder, prostate, breast, liver, lung, cervical, leukemia, and colorectal cancers as well as lymphoma, melanoma, and neuroblastoma in culture.
#26| Dy-Liacco Protocol
The Dy-Liacco protocol is named after Dr. Jaime Dy-Liacco, who has found an effective cancer therapy that is accessible even to the impoverished people living in the Philippines. There is a fundamental misunderstanding in western medicine that the immune system is unable to identify cancerous cells. That’s why conventional treatments like chemotherapy don’t hesitate to completely destroy the immune system – it isn’t working anyway, right?
In fact, Dr. Dy-Liacco tells us that we simply need to destroy the outer coating of the cells for our immune system to kill them. The protocol consists of several steps. The first is to digest and kill the cancer cells, which he achieves by ingesting raw pancreas enzymes. Second, he prescribes a coffee enema to clear away any dead, rotting cells left behind. He then recommends supplements like bovine cartilage, which can have antiangiogenic properties. Next, he has patients take hydrazine sulfate, a product developed by NASA that stops the cachexia cycle.
These supplements are so simple that the doctor doesn’t even need to see every patient. He’s received success stories from all over the Philippines from people who have followed his protocol and recovered fully from cancer.
#27| Budwig Protocol
From Dr. David Jockers:
One of the top experts on fats and oils in the 1950s, Dr. Budwig found that the right combination of quark or cottage cheese and flaxseed oil has therapeutic properties in preventing, treating, and even curing cancer.
Dr. Budwig further established that essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, referred to as PUFAs, are major components of cellular membranes. Without a properly functioning cellular membrane, cells lose the ability to perform vital life processes such as cellular respiration and the ability to divide and form new cells.
In her research, Dr. Budwig’s cancer patients had improved oxygen supply to their cells and found relief from all forms and stages of cancer including cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, brain, breast, and skin cancers.”
#28| Gut Health
Research abounds linking the development of cancer to a compromised microbiome. Essentially, the systemic failures that are the results of microbiota out of harmony can lead to tumors, and even full-blown cancer.
A 2015 paper, Cancer and the gut microbiota: An unexpected link, revealed that epidemiological studies indicate damage to the microbiome as a major risk factor in cancer development. Once again, a GI system that is imbalanced leads to inflammation locally and systemically, which can so severely affect the body as to allow several different types of cancer to flourish.
The improper balance of microbes in the body have been linked to colorectal cancer, breast and liver, among others. One thing seems is clear: anyone wanting optimal health, or to reverse already existing problems, should look at their gut balance as a matter of profound importance.
#29| Vitamin D3
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and autism. This essential vitamin enhances calcium absorption, induces cell differentiation, initiates apoptosis, reduces metastasis and proliferation, and is antiangiogenic. It is also effective for killing cancer stem cells and can be easily obtained simply by going outside and absorbing some sunlight.
As modern medicine rediscovers these ancient superfoods, there is good evidence that mushrooms are among the most powerful functional food in a growing cancer-fighting and cancer-prevention arsenal.
There are a few primary mechanisms that most of these functional, anti-cancer mushrooms share when assisting the body during cancer stages or in simple everyday prevention. First is their ability to enhance the body’s first line of defense against cancer − the immune system. When this system is weak or has failed, the mechanism for cancer has a better opportunity to manifest. Additionally, some anti-cancer mushrooms exhibit direct antiviral and tumor shrinking abilities.
#31| Coffee Enemas
Coffee enemas are one of the most effective ways to clean the body of harmful toxins and dead cells that build up in the colon. Coffee enemas are also used by individuals to improve energy levels (both physically and emotionally), prevent bloating, improve mood, and reduce toxicity of the whole body by prompting liver cleansing and tissue repair. One added benefit of coffee enemas is that they promote the production of glutathione by the liver. A powerful antioxidant defense system, glutathione protects cellular damage to DNA and stimulates the removal of toxic waste out of cells.
The best way to beat cancer is to make sure your body isn’t a hospitable landscape. Diet, exercise, vitamins and other nutrients, mental peace, etc. While there are a myriad of ways to combat cancer once it develops, the easiest way to beat cancer is to not get cancer in the first place. Minimizing toxins, getting the right nutrients, and living a healthy lifestyle are some of the easiest and most proven ways to stop cancer dead in its tracks.