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Immune system dysfunction -
The Immune System is the body’s best defense for cancer. Natural Killer Cells (NK Cells) are an important component of the immune system and function specifically to seek out and destroy cancer cells. Research suggests that a compromised immune system is a major contributor to the development of cancer. Based on this information, a new area of study is emerging called Cancer Immunotherapy, which focuses on using the immune system as an effective way to eradicate cancer.
Nutritional deficiencies -
Nutrients are essential for the proper functioning of many complicated processes in the body. Nutritional deficiencies are becoming commonplace due to our modern lifestyles. Without the proper nutrition, the body begins to function poorly which results in an environment where cancer is promoted. A number of common nutrients have been shown to be cancer-protective including; selenium, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E as well as others.
Toxic Overload Syndrome (Impaired Detoxification Pathways) -
In this polluted world it is not difficult for our bodies to accumulate chemicals and other toxins known as carcinogens. These accumulated carcinogens can lead to free-radical damage to our DNA and trigger mutations in the cells resulting in cancer. Here’s something to think about, isn’t chemotherapy a toxic chemical?
Cellular Mitochondria Dysfunction -
The mitochondria is commonly known as the “power house” of cell. Recent research from Harvard Medical School has identified that mutations to oncogenes (by toxins) in the mitochondria can lead to a process called the Warburg Effect. Here, a cell is able to grow uncontrollably by utilizing glucose better and adapting to low oxygen environments whereby avoiding the apoptosis (cellular death) pathway. Treatments aimed at increasing mitochondrial metabolism are essential.
Low oxygen, high carbon dioxide ratio leads to low pH -
This is a consequence of improper mitochondrial respiration and must be treated – otherwise cancer is harder to treat and more likely to return.
Treatment of inflammation -
When the above factors are present, so are inflammatory risk factors. Patients have dramatically better outcomes if their cancer treatment plan addresses inflammation reduction.
Treatment of infections -
Recent research has linked the presence of various infections as the trigger of cancer, for example HPV infections and cervical cancer, candida and breast cancer, and Chlamydia and Lymphoma. In these cases, infections are usually present because the immune system is compromised. Because a tumor grows into and disrupts surrounding tissue, decreased circulation to certain areas occur with provides the perfect low-oxygen environment where infections flourish. Data has shown that when the infection is treated, cancer progression stops.