Some of the best cancer treatments can be found naturally, especially when medications like chemotherapy do not provide a cure. There are a number of options that can help to at least ease the pain and discomfort that remain with deadly cancers.
A List of the Most Popular Natural Cancer Treatments
1. The Gerson Therapy and Juicing
Called the “Gerson Therapy,” Dr. Gerson developed this natural treatment to help hundreds of cancer patients activate their body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself by recommending:
- Organic, plant-based foods
- Raw juices
- Coffee enemas
- Beef liver
- Natural supplements
2. The Budwig Protocol
Because of the changes in agriculture, I suggest this updated 21st century version of the Budwig Protocol:
- 6 ounces cultured dairy (cottage cheese, goat’s milk kefir or amasai)
- 4 tablespoons sprouted and ground chia or flax
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Mix all the ingredients together in bowl or blender and consume once daily.
3. Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy
Starting as early as the 1960s, research for this therapy began for pancreatic cancer and others as well. The autonomic nervous system consists of the sympathetic (“fight” or “flight”) and autonomic (“rest” and “digest”) nervous systems. A vegetarian diet suppresses sympathetic function, whereas the opposite is true with a meat-rich diet. So, here are the recommendations:
- People with epithelial tumors like lung, pancreas, colon, prostate, uterine cancers are prescribed a largely plant-based diet with minimal to no animal protein.
- People with blood or immune-based tumors like leukemia, myeloma or lymphoma are put on a high-animal protein, high-fat diet with minimal-to-moderate plant foods.
4. Vitamin C Chelation
Chelation therapy uses chemicals or natural compounds to remove toxic metals from the body. The word “chelate” means to grab onto something, which describes chelating agents’ ability to grab onto toxins.
Generally, only holistic doctors and naturopaths use chelation therapy because it is not an officially “approved therapy” for most conditions in medicine today. When it is employed in the medical system, however, it is most commonly used to remove calcium deposits from arteries.
5. Frankincense Essential Oil Therapy
now research trials highlighting frankincense’s potential cancer-fighting abilities are filling medical journals. Specifically, Indian Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) has been shown clinically to being a potentially effective treatment for:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
According to researchers out of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, the potential cancer-killing effects of frankincense are due in part to its ability to influence your genes to promote healing.
6. Probiotic Foods and Supplements
Best known as “good bacteria,” probiotics are microorganisms that promote a natural balance in your intestinal microflora. The best way to include probiotics in your diet is in their most natural state, which includes raw milk products such as cheese, kefir and yogurt. Recent research has suggested that probiotic supplementation may be able to stop tumor growth. And this makes perfect sense because 80% of your immune system is housed in your gut.
7. Sunshine and Vitamin D3
Research studies are mounting with clinical trials to suggest that vitamin D may be a highly effective way to help prevent cancer. A groundbreaking study evaluated nearly 1,200 postmenopausal women for four years and tracked how a 1,400– 1,500-milligram supplement of calcium compared to a calcium supplement plus 1,100 IU vitamin D3 in preventing cancer. The results were amazing. After just one year of vitamin D3-added supplementation, the risk of developing all cancer types was decreased by an astounding 77%.
8. Turmeric and Curcumin
A number of laboratory studies on cancer cells suggest that curcumin does have anticancer effects. It seems to be able to fight cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It seems to be most effective against breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells. In fact, a 2007 laboratory study showed that the combined treatment of curcumin with chemotherapy eliminated more bowel cancer cells than chemotherapy alone.
Curcumin also interferes with cancer development, growth and spread. And researchers have reported that curcumin blocked the formation of cancer-causing enzymes in rodents. Overall, evidence suggests that in general turmeric works well to help stop cancer in its tracks and is especially effective in helping to treat breast cancer, colon cancer and skin cancer.
9. Oxygen Therapy and Hyperbaric Chambers
As of 1931, it was determined that the root cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency, which creates an acidic state in the human body. He also discovered that cancer cells do not breathe oxygen and cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as found in an alkaline state. We’ve all heard that antioxidants kill free radicals in the body and reverse oxidative stress-causing chronic disease. For these issues, the benefits of antioxidants like blueberries are very beneficial.
But is eating blueberries enough to cure cancer? Probably not. That’s why supplementing with oxygen therapy and utilizing a hyperbaric chamber is highly beneficial for people seeking natural cancer treatments. Because the air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is about 2.5 times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere, it causes your blood to carry more oxygen to the organs and tissues in your body.
10. Prayer and Building Peace
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22
While this may not be a physical treatment, research studies that have been conducted on the healing benefits of prayer, maintaining mental peace and a positive outlook are absolutely critical to cancer prevention and treatment. Some people utilize Eastern techniques like practicing tai chi or simply feeling gratitude, and these are highly effective in their own right. My favorite forms of meditation, however, consist of prayer, gratitude and reading the Bible. Whatever your preference, make sure your focus is on living a stress-free lifestyle filled with peace and joy.