Statistics show that the number of new cancer cases is expected to rise to 70% or about 22 million within the next two decades. While there are conventional treatments for this deadly disease, health experts believe chemotherapy and radiation are outdated. Worse, the side effects of conventional cancer treatments are well-documented.
Clinical studies show that natural treatments may just be as effective as conventional cancer treatments, sans the side effects. This is hardly surprising because modern medicine has its root in traditional healing. Nature provides the best life-saving remedies for a variety of ailments, even devastating diseases like cancer.
Time and again, studies about the potentials of natural cancer treatments have hit mainstream media and yet, going natural is still a largely untapped method of treating cancer. The success stories involving cancer patients recovering from the disease using natural remedies are just as well-documented.
Scientific studies show that natural remedies may inhibit cancer growth and reduce the risk of tumor development. Below are just a few of the many cancer-fighting remedies you can find in nature:
Did you know that the herbs and spices you have in your pantry right now are effective treatments for cancer?
One study found that culinary herbs and spices have the ability to change certain cellular processed linked to the risk of cancer or tumor behavior. These kitchen staples protect healthy cells from free radical damage, which is the precursor of chronic diseases such as cancer.
In addition, these herbs and spices have the ability to suppress microbial growth and reduce inflammation, which boosts the body's immune system.
Holy Basil leaves are probably one of the most ancient herbs used for medicinal purposes. Holy basil leaves are rich in protein, riboflavin, folate, niacin, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, copper and zinc. Holy Basil also had high levels of vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin B6, and dietary fiber. Holy basil leaves aid in curing fevers (especially dengue and malaria) very quickly. Since ancient times, tulsi leaves have been added to tea, honey or warm water to cure colds, coughs, sore throats, and respiratory disorders. Holy Basil leaves have anti-inflammatory properties and are also effective in case of kidney stones, cardiovascular diseases, insect bites, skin infections, dental and eye problems. This herb has a special spiritual reverence in India.
For thousands of years, marijuana has been used to heal a variety of ailments. It is only now that cannabis is being considered as a treatment for cancer as well as a complementary remedy for conventional cancer treatments.
Marijuana's active ingredients, called cannabinoids, may have the ability to shrink malignant tumors. The anti-cancer compounds of cannabis disrupt the signaling pathways of the body to stop the growth of cancerous tumors. In addition, cannabis reduces inflammation.
Although the connection between chronic inflammation and cancer remains unclear, health experts believe the former increases the risk of cancer development. By keeping chronic inflammation at bay, cannabinoids inhibit the proliferation of cancer.
Unfortunately, Big Pharma is keen on keeping cannabis' anti-cancer benefits under wraps. Worse, the government is working with pharmaceutical companies to push for conventional treatments for profits rather than investigating the cancer-fighting benefits of cannabis:
In 1974, the NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded the Medical College of Virginia to prove that cannabis hampers the immune system and destroys brain cells. This was research ammunition that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), initiated under the Nixon administration to further justify throwing pot smokers into prison.
Unfortunately for the DEA and the war on drugs, the researchers came upon some interesting results with their lab rats. They discovered that cancer cells were getting destroyed, not healthy cells. The immune systems were enhanced, not impeded. Well, that was the end of that research.
Their funding was canceled at the behest of the DEA, and the research documents were destroyed. In 1976, president Gerald Ford halted all research on cannabis except for Big Pharma’s attempts at creating synthetic THC. In 1983, other college research centers who were privy to copies of the Virginia research documents were urged by the Reagan administration to destroy them. The memory hole mission for cannabis curing cancer was complete, almost.
Curcumin, the natural pigment that gives turmeric its bright yellow color, is a potent remedy for cancer too. Apart from shrinking cancer cells, curcumin triggers cancer cell apoptosis or cell death in lab tests.
Clinical studies show that curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that reduces inflammation and protects healthy cells from oxidative stress. In addition, curcumin has the ability to distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells. It targets cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
The anticancer properties of curcumin have been widely spoken about, but what are the studies that warrant such claims? Here you will find out more about scientific findings that prove curcumin can kill at least 3 types of cancer.
To understand how curcumin can kill at least 3 types of cancer, we need to understand what are mechanisms associated with the pathology of cancer. First of all, all cancers are associated with the abnormality in the processes of forming cytokines (cell signalling molecules), that when overexpressed, are markers for inflammation and a general signal that your body is sick
The organic pigment that gives beets their deep red, almost violet color, is a powerful antioxidant that could shrink tumors. Beets are teeming with phytochemicals, nutrients that protect healthy cells from cancer cells.
One study found that beetroot extract has potent chemopreventive potentials when used alone. Boosting your diet with beets could decrease your risk of developing prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancer.
Beets are extremely healthy as they have potent medicinal properties and offer relief in the case of various ailments and diseases.
The anthocyanins give them the red color and have strong anti-cancer properties.
Moreover, beets contain betaine, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that supports heart health, as well as important vitamins and minerals including vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and iodine.
Ever wonder why cancer seems to be more common in developed countries? Several studies uncovered the link between the Western diet – with its processed grains and refined sugars – and cancer. A plant-based diet decreases the risk of cancer by 30% to 40%.Chris Wark, a cancer survivor who turned to a healthy diet to fight the big C, could vouch for the effectiveness of proper nutrition in healing the body.
Chris Wark, a cancer survivor who turned to a healthy diet to fight the big C, could vouch for the effectiveness of proper nutrition in healing the body. According to Wark, increasing his intake of raw fruits and vegetables, particularly carrots, gave him a fighting chance against colon cancer.
Carrot's distinctive bright orange color is key to the vegetable's powerful anti-cancer properties. Its natural pigments, known as carotenoids, induce cancer cell death, inhibiting the spread of malignant cells in the body. Fortifying your diet with carrots and other beta-carotene rich foods is proven to decrease the risk of gastric cancer, leukemia, and breast cancer.
In 2003, at 26 years old real estate investor and musician, Chris Wark, was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. After surgery, he refused chemotherapy and chose nutrition and natural therapies to heal his body.
In 2010, he went public with his story and mission to inspire people to take control of their health and reverse disease with a radical transformation of diet and lifestyle. His popular blog, Chris Beat Cancer, was born.
As you can see, there is an abundance of scientifically-backed pieces of evidence illustrating the effectiveness of natural remedies against the Big C. The best thing about going all-natural when it comes to treating cancer is that it avoids the side effects of treatment. You simply cannot say the same thing about conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy which has side effects that too often becomes a cause of death.
Cancer is a devastating disease that claimed millions of lives. Unfortunately, alternative remedies have been hidden for the disease because conventional cancer treatment has turned into a billion-dollar industry. Arming yourself with information is the best way to beat cancer. You can start by tuning in to “The Truth About Cancer,” live event happening this week. Click here to get on the Live Broadcast now.