My Shocking Interview With Cancer Patient
By Sherry Brescia
I recently interviewed a young lady (Cindy) who had been treated for cancer.
Thankfully she's doing well and all her tests over the last 9 months report her to be cancer-free.
So I took the opportunity to ask some probing questions about her diagnosis and treatment.
And her answers shocked me.
Question #1 "What were you told about the cancer and how/why it may have started?"
Cindy's response: "I was told it was 'just one of those things' and it 'just happened.' I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones."
My comments: I explained to Cindy that "luck" has nothing to do with it and it's NOT "just one of those things." Instead cancer typically forms under some VERY specific conditions.
I told her cancer starts when the DNA in one of your cells becomes damaged.
If it's not stopped, the damaged cell begins to replicate itself WAAAY too fast until it forms a tumor. At the same time, your natural cell death rate slows down, which sets the stage for the tumor to get bigger...FAST.
It can eventually start to invade surrounding tissues and then move on to other areas (metastasize).
But NONE of this can happen unless these two conditions are present:
1- You have a toxic, acidic body where cancer can thrive and 2- You have a weak immune system
Cindy was shocked -- no one had explained any of this to her.
Question #2 "What dietary advice were you given during and after your chemotherapy and surgery?"
Cindy's response: "None really. The only time diet came up was during chemo. My doctors told me to eat pizza because my immune system was weak and they felt that pizza was a 'safe' food because it's cooked at a high temperature."
My comments: There is so much wrong with that statement, I almost don't know where to begin.
First and foremost, pizza is a hefty dose of refined carbs, which basically turn to sugar in your body, which cancer just loves. And it feeds the harmful bacteria in your gut. That makes your immune system even WEAKER!
Secondly, pizza is a difficult food for your body to digest. A lot of acid waste can be created in the process, and unless you balance it out with enough alkaline foods, the acid wastes can build up in your body and keep you a perfect home for cancer.
And the remark about pizza being "safe" because it's cooked on high heat? That is unbelievable!
Even if the high temperatures did kill "germs" or whatever may have been on the raw pizza, what about the all the possible "germs" from people it passes through who cut it, boxed it, delivered it and served it?
But the saddest thing of all here is that Cindy's body, more than ANY other time in her life, needed good nutrients from real foods to fight this deadly disease.
Yet she was told to eat pizza by a "prestigious" cancer treatment institute.
"What was suggested to you about building your immune system back up during and after chemotherapy?"
Cindy's response: "Well, I had to be really careful not to get sick. Anytime I felt a cold coming on or whatever, I was rushed to the ER and given antibiotics."
My comments: Well, that's the icing on the cake.
A strong immune system is vital in order to defeat cancer and to come back from the devastation of chemotherapy. And the strength of the immune system is completely dependent on having a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in your gut (where 70% of the immune system happens to reside).
In order to make sure you have enough of the "good guys" it's important to eat nutritious foods to nourish your friendly flora and to supplement with probiotics.
Cindy's doctors never even mentioned probiotics! And we know that she wasn't told to eat good foods.
Regarding the antibiotics--while antibiotics may kill an infection, they also destroy beneficial bacteria, so your immune system continues to be compromised. Antibiotics make it weaker, in fact.
So that made Cindy even MORE susceptible to catching something else.
Cindy's eyes were as big as saucers at this point, so here is the "rest of the story" I told her about fighting and preventing cancer:
Are you a good home or not?
Mountains of studies have shown that cancer must have an acidic, toxic environment in order to thrive.
And on the flip side, it FAILS TO SURVIVE in a clean, alkaline environment.
Although there are many factors that can make your body acidic (like smoking, environmental toxins, stress and medications) number one is your diet--specifically, eating mainly foods (like pizza!) that create acid wastes in excess of what your body can eliminate.
The immune system's role
When the DNA in one of your cells becomes damaged as described above and cancer cells begin to multiply, it's not like your body immediately waves the white flag of defeat and you become a statistic.
On the contrary, you have an internal army of very sophisticated cancer protection--your immune system.
You see, in a healthy body, your immune cells detect and engulf cancer cells (plus other dangerous toxins and microbes) and destroy them.
This process is happening all the time inside of you.
But if you have a weak immune system, not only are you lacking this vital cancer protection, but you're also susceptible to every bug and virus around!
Now for the REAL advice
Having a clean, alkaline body and a strong immune system are THE most important things you can do to help fight and prevent cancer.
Here are two very effective measures you can take to achieve this goal:
1) Nourish your body & keep it clean on the inside
The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society estimate that at least 30-35% of all cancers are related to a poor diet!
Here's why a good diet has such a profound effect on cancer prevention and treatment:
First of all, easy to digest alkaline foods (like fruits and vegetables) can help eliminate built-up toxic wastes in your body.
So the more of those you eat, the less attractive of a home you are to cancer, making it more difficult for cancer to thrive!
The nutrients in your foods play a big part...
Antioxidant vitamins (like Vitamin C and E) and minerals (like selenium) can actually help PREVENT and repair DNA damage so it never gets a chance to develop into a tumor!
Plus, Vitamins A, D and folate all encourage proper cell differentiation and growth.
And many phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables have been shown to have anti-carcinogenic properties and are potent antioxidants as well.
The great news is, having this ever-important healthy diet is not only easy, but it's tasty, too.
When your digestion is accomplished thoroughly, not only will you be helping to eliminate toxic waste build-up, but you'll also help maximize your body's absorption of cancer-fighting nutrients from your foods.
2) Beef up that immune system
A strong immune system is absolutely vital in the fight against cancer.
In addition to a healthy diet which feeds your friendly flora, probiotic supplementation can help you achieve this important, possibly life-saving goal. Probiotics line your intestinal walls, help keep your digestion smooth and be on the lookout for "suspicious" cells with damaged DNA.
Prevention is possible and where it's at
In spite of all the latest and greatest detection techniques and advances in surgical procedures, cancer continues to be a the major killer.
Prevention is where it's at, my friend.
When you help PREVENT cancer from thriving in you to begin with, you are taking the most significant step toward a long, disease-free life and feeling energetic and alive while others around you are dragging and dropping.
Do it now.
You couldn't start out this New Year in any better way.
To your health,
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PPS: Connie is living a normal life again!