Video Transcription: How Suppression of the Immune System Leads to Cancer
Ty Bollinger: You said that cancer sometimes is eight, ten years in the making. What exactly is cancer?
Dr. Bita Badakhshan: Basically, cancer is abnormal growth of cell and basically they lose their apoptosis. Programmed cell death. They don’t die, they become immortal. And your body’s immune system usually takes care of the abnormal cells in your body. We do all have ten to a hundred thousand abnormal cells every day.
But our immune system’s job is to get rid of those cells. If your immune system is perfect. If you don’t have virus that it’s already trying to fight, you don’t have too much chemical or other stuff going on in your body. So, then they keep growing and growing and are increasing in number and then you get a tumor.
Ty Bollinger: And so the tumor is really a result of a lot of years of things going wrong.
Dr. Bita Badakhshan: Suppression of immune system, exactly. And I think one of the main things is the viruses. We do see a lot of different kind of viruses in patients with cancer. Not only HPV, herpes, you know, you see mono, Epstein Barr virus, even Lyme disease—which is not a virus—but Lyme disease even suppresses the immune system—and parasites. I have a handful of patients with breast cancer who have parasites. When they do coffee enema, garlic enema they actually see the worms coming out.
And what does parasite do to your body? It suppresses the immune system. So there are some doctors who believe you develop cancer because of the parasite, some believe candida, the fungus, yeast, but I believe everything has to do with that.
Ty Bollinger: So the thing they all have in common is they suppress the immune system.
Dr. Bita Badakhshan: Exactly. It’s all about suppression and there is a doctor who said cancer is a metabolic disease, has to do with mitochondrial dysfunctions. What is mitochondria? Mitochondria is the organelle in our cell that produces ATP—and other toxicity can affect it. What we call toxicity and all that can affect the mitochondria. Your mitochondria can become dysfunctional and that causes an anaerobic environment and then cancer cell grow, abnormal cells grow.
Ty Bollinger: In an oxygen deprived environment.
Dr. Bita Badakhshan: Exactly. But we still have—the cancer cells are very smart. In some cancer they shift, they change their metabolism to utilize oxygen. I mean we do say most of the cancer do not survive in high oxygenated environment, but now we see some cancer they do survive even in a high oxygenated environment.