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» Spiritual Treatment of Cancer

 

  What is a Cancer?

Cancer is a growth of abnormal cells that invade and destroy other tissues. Cancer is actually a number of diseases classified according to the tissue and the type of cell of origin.

  Nature of the Disease 

The cells of a cancerous growth are descendants of a single cell that reproduces uncontrollably. As the cells multiply, they form a mass called a tumor. Not all tumors are cancerous, or malignant. Most tumors are benign, which means they are localized and are usually separated from neighboring tissue by a surrounding capsule. Benign tumors may endanger the patient by obstructing or compressing nearby tissues.

Malignant tumors are able to spread beyond the site of origin. Cancer may invade nearby tissues or may spread to distant sites, forming secondary growths known as metastases. Spreading occurs when cells break away from the tumor and migrate into body cavities, the lymphatic system, or blood vessels. Most such cells in the bloodstream die, but some penetrate into tissue, and a few may grow into a metastasis.

  Causes of Cancer 

Cancer is basically a genetic process. Gene abnormalities can be inherited or they can be caused by outside agents such as chemicals or radiation. It is estimated that no more than 20 percent of cancers are based on inheritance. Breast, colon, and prostate cancers, for example, run in families. Viruses can also cause cancer, such as Burkitt's lymphoma, which is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Certain viruses, known as retroviruses, may contain a kind of gene, called a viral oncogene, that is capable of transforming normal cells into malignant cells. Each viral oncogene has a counterpart in the normal human cell, and proteins produced by cellular oncogenes have been identified as cell growth factors.

Ionizing radiation, which damages DNA, is a potent cause of cancer (see Nucleic Acids). Some chemicals also act as initiators, although exposure may be followed by a long latent period, with cancer occurring only after exposure to a promoter agent that stimulates the growth of cancer cells. Tobacco smoke, for example, contains many chemical initiators and promoters.

A damaged or deficient immune system may also be an important factor in the development of cancer. The immune system is able to recognize malignant cells and destroy them. A damaged immune system lacks resistance to malignant cells. Such a lack may result from AIDS (see acquired immune deficiency syndrome), inherited immune deficiency diseases, or the administration of immunosuppressive drugs.

What these various cancer-initiating mechanisms have in common may be oncogenes. A viral oncogene inserted in connection with a cellular oncogene induces cancer. Oncogenes are often located near the breakpoint on the chromosome damaged by radiation or chemicals. Malignancy results from the expression of an oncogene and the release of growth factors that cause cells to proliferate. A defect in the immune system permits the abnormal cells to survive.

  Detection and Diagnosis 

The earlier a cancer is diagnosed and treated, the greater the chance of cure. Early diagnosis of those cancers not found by regular examination depends upon recognition of signs of disease by the patient. The biopsy remains the only definitive method for the diagnosis of a cancer. In a biopsy, a sample is removed from the tumor and analyzed. Biopsy allows the doctor and patient to plan for treatment and possible surgery. Once cancer has been diagnosed, the stage of the disease's development must be determined.

  Conventional Treatment  

The traditional means of treating cancer have been surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Studies of treatment by immunotherapy and biologic response modifiers are under way.

The principal approach to curing cancer is to surgically remove all of the malignant cells. If a surgical cure is not possible, surgery may help relieve symptoms or improve the response to subsequent radiation or chemotherapy. Tumors vary greatly in their sensitivity to radiation. When a tumor is more sensitive than surrounding normal tissues, it may be curable by radiation therapy. Because of its relatively sparing effect on normal tissues, radiation is useful for tumors that cannot be removed without damaging vital adjacent tissue.

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs in the treatment of cancer. Because drugs are distributed throughout the body by the bloodstream, chemotherapy is useful for tumors that have spread significantly. Uterine, testicular, and ovarian cancers, among others, are so sensitive to chemotherapy that a chemotherapeutic cure is often possible. Problems limiting the usefulness of chemotherapy are toxicity of the drugs and the cancer's resistance to them. Combination chemotherapy, which employs several drugs, may avoid these problems.

Many cancers that arise from hormone-dependent tissues such as the breast and the thyroid gland are responsive to hormone manipulation, as by the administration of various hormones and anti-hormones. Other promising new biological approaches include use of agents known as biological response modifiers, which modify the body's response to cancer, and use of agents to stimulate immune cells that attack the malignant cells.

  Treatment through Foods 

Onion and Garlic Protective against Many Cancers

Making onion and garlic a staple in your healthy way of eating may greatly lower your risk of several common cancers, suggests a large data set of case-control studies from Southern European populations (Galeone C, Pelucchi C et al, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).

Study participants consuming the most onions showed an 84% reduced risk for cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, 88% reduced risk for esophageal cancer, 56% reduced risk for colorectal cancer, 83% reduced risk for laryngeal cancer, 25% reduced risk for breast cancer, 73% reduced risk for ovarian cancer, 71% reduced risk for prostate cancer, and 38% reduced risk for renal cell cancer, compared to those eating the least onions. Similarly, those eating the most garlic had a 39% reduced risk for cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, 57% reduced risk for esophageal cancer, 26% reduced risk for colorectal cancer, 44% reduced risk for laryngeal cancer, 10% reduced risk for breast cancer, 22% reduced risk for ovarian cancer, 19% reduced risk for prostate cancer, and 31% reduced risk for renal cell cancer, compared to those eating the least garlic.

Onions Protective against Ovarian Cancer

Research calculating flavonoid intake in 66,940 women enrolled in the Nurses Health Study between 1984 and 2002 revealed that women whose diets provided the most kaempferol had a 40% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer, compared to women eating the least kaempferol-rich foods. In addition to onions, foods richest in kaempferol include tea (nonherbal), broccoli, curly kale, leeks, spinach, and blueberries.

A significant 34% reduction in ovarian cancer risk was also seen in women with the highest intake of the flavone luteolin (found in citrus).

  Cancer Control 

The most important preventive measures in controlling cancer are stopping tobacco use—which causes about 30 percent of all cancer deaths—and changing dietary habits to reduce obesity, reduce fat intake, and increase intake of dietary fiber and protective foods. The use of sunscreens and avoiding exposure to sunlight are important in preventing skin cancer.

Effective testing is available for many cancers, and people without symptoms should have a cancer-related checkup every few years. Such measures, together with full use of present technology for diagnosis and treatment, may achieve the goal, announced in 1985, of a 50 percent reduction in U.S. cancer deaths by the year 2000.



  Cancer Update #1 

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CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL , U.S

Johns Hopkins has recently sent out this update in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.

Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

We should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.

Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.

Cover food with a paper towel instead.

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  Cancer Update #2 

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ANOTHER CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL , US

Years of telling people, Chemotherapy is the only way to try and eliminate cancer. But now, John Hopkins is finally starting to tell you, there is an alternative way...

  1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment , it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

  2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

  3. When the person's immune system is strong, the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

  4. When a person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

  5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing in diet and taking some supplements will strengthen the immune system.

  The Chemotherapy  

  1. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells but also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc., and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

  2. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

  3. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

  4. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation, the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

  5. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

  6. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

  Cancer Cells feed on... 

  1. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar, it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts.

  2. Table salt has a chemical, added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

  3. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract and cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells are being starved.

  4. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

  Healthy Guidelines... 

  1. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be had from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

  2. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water , or filtered , to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic , avoid it.

  3. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become purified and leads to more toxic buildup. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

  4. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Florescence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

 Spiritual Treatment of Cancer  

Recite Sura "Al-Maryam" (Para #16, Surah #19)
Read
"Darood Ibraheemi" (as in Salat) 11 times before and after
Blow onto a jug of water and drink only this holy waiter whole day
Repeat for
"40 days" without break.

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Do you know?

  • We spend one-third of our life in sleeping.

  • Healing is always better when the body is relaxed.

  • Salmon and Tuna are rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Green tea when combined with ginger and olive leaf helps lower cholesterol and promotes weight loss.

  • Foods that produce bad breath include; Garlic, Onion, Milk, Cheese, Fish, Coffee, Alcohol.

  • One clove of garlic contains vitamins A, B and C, selenium, iodine, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium. This strong anti-oxidant herb also help decrease blood pressure and cholesterol, removing heavy metals from the body. Raw Garlic is the best way to take it, to have the benefits.

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