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Natural Support for Cancer

Friday, August 17th, 2012
  • What can New Leaf do for cancer?? I often get asked “Do you treat pancreatic cancer”, “Do you treat kidney cancer”…  As natural therapists we support the body – and the person – behind the cancer.  We support people going through conventional medicine (chemo, radiation) and simply help with healthy diet, nutritional and emotional support.

    People end up in a state of shock with any diagnosis… but I’m healthy. I exercise. I look after myself…  All of that is often true, however cancer has still taken hold – something has gone wrong.

    The standard things we consider with our cancer clients are (all cancer has the same cause and effects deep inside the body)

    1. BMI – keeping it under 25 – Obviously many people gain weight as they get older – and the BMI over 25 starts putting us in an inflammatory state … cancer is inflammatory in nature.  Working on maintaining health – reducing inflammation – cancer risks and may be reduced. HCG and Shake It Weight Loss Programmes are fantastic for shifting weight that’s built up over a lifetime.

    2. Acidity levels – urine acidity and saliva acid…should be 7ish… the lower it is (closer to 5) puts us in a higher risk for cancer, osteoarthritis, osterporosis. Cancer doesn’t just magically appear in our bodies. It takes at least (usually) 4 years to develop – requires lots of genetic mutations, acidity, less than adequate nutrition to appear. Acidity may be caused by many things:

    Parasites, bacterial and fungal infections
    Nutritional deficiencies and insulin resistance
    Food allergies and intolerances
    Stress
    Weight gain

  • 3. Iron, B12, folate – optimal levels.  B12 and folate are now known to support repairing DNA/genetic disturbances (in therapeutic doses). These nutrients also support methylation in the liver – when this pathway doesn’t work we have a higher risk of heart disease. DNA changes can be reversed with big enough doses of MetagenB12/folate, Stem Enhance and anti-inflammatory substances such as MetaPure EPA/DHA. Anesthetics bind with B12 and make it unavailable. We then need doses (2000-4000mcg daily) in order to 1. Pull out anesthetics and 2. Start the DNA repair process. Less than that simply doesn’t cut it.4. Heavy Metal Toxicity.Heavy metals are positively charged. They create inflammation in the body. Cancer is negatively charged. When there is cancer in the body we always find heavy metal toxicity. This is crucial. There is always toxicity where there is cancer. Radiation, chemo and anesthetics may add to the toxic load, this is where supporting the body with juicing, healthy food and diet, nutritional support may be helpful in getting the body feeling great again.5. Thyroid levels. Nearly everyone comes is ‘yep my thyroid is fine’. However, TSH within normal range isn’t perfect, it just isn’t the point where we need medication yet. TSH over 1.84 is letting us know the thyroid is becoming sluggish – the thyroid is pumping out hormones way more than it should, and that just about any organ in the body can be struggling because of it. If the thyroid is sluggish it may slow down liver function (detox) gut function (absorption) DNA repair and maintenance.

    So that’s just a few thoughts about different things that we can work with long term to create a healthier body where you’re less likely to get another cancer. Chemo, operations and radiation are obviously toxic… working with a natural therapist you trust can help get the body into a healthy place again!

    Good luck!

Madonna Guy ND
Chief Clinician
New Leaf Natural Therapies
3348 6098 (07)

healthteam@newleafnaturaltherapies.com.au