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Holistic Cancer Immune Support Alternatives & Prevention Options

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We and others, including nutritional researchers, have many natural & holistic immune system strengthening ideas to use as complementary cancer support alternatives.
 Blushed Ivory Gerbera Daisy, a SpringMoon digital etching by Cynthe Brush

This collection of holistic cancer lifestyle tips & therapies may help folks avoid cancer onset. They can also be used to bolster our bodies’ immune systems in dealing with cancer.

I began gathering these anti-cancer options in 2008, when our daughter-in-law was struggling with her breast cancer challenge. We and others, including nutritional researchers, have many natural & holistic immune system strengthening ideas to use as complementary cancer support alternatives. You could consider using some of these approaches along with conventional cancer protocols OR for disease prevention, if you want to maintain optimum health.

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Lifestyle factors / dietary changes can add to our well-being & cancer survivability stats:

~ In Germany, doctors ask cancer patients to stop eating all meats or drinking alcohol.
~ Drink several cups of organic green tea daily
~ Take time for daily healing visualizations, meditation, and/or Qi-Gong, as they may help significantly as well.

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Iscador, Mistletoe extract for healing from cancer Iscador, Mistletoe extract for healing from cancer

Our German cousin told us about a well established anti-cancer medication, Iscador, an extract of mistletoe. This might be an excellent option. It has been used in Germany for over 30 years with formal studies conducted on thousands of Germans.

“One should keep in mind that Iscador remains the most widely used cancer medication in Germany and a convincing choice to countless clinicians, many of whom do not otherwise espouse alternative treatments.”

Iscador, book cover Iscador, book cover

Iscador has a well documented 40% survivability improvement factor. Seems crucial to use Iscador with conventional chemo along with whatever other protocols your oncologist recommends.

Here’s a UK info site for Weleda manufactured Iscar, the US name for Iscador (mistletoe extract). The site also includes a lot of articles & studies to read. Also, ask your oncologist to read & discuss the info further with you. From skimming over various articles quickly, it seems one of the major effects of Iscar-Iscador has is to bolster the immune system. So it works even when one is doing conventional chemo treatments.

Unfortunately, we had difficulty finding a dependable local doctor to order the meds and supervise treatment for the breast cancer that took our our daughter-in-law’s life.

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Another dear friend sent the following info on an herbalist who assembles custom blends to help folks go through cancer treatment protocols:

John Macinelli
Covello, CA

Asked how my friend’s mother felt about the herbs and she said;
“The main thing [Mom] noticed was she never got sick through the CHEMO and the doctors were amazed that her blood count red/white cells stayed normal throughout the healing process. They also noted that she healed very quickly, faster then the normal patient. They never acknowledged the herbs, of course. This is what mom remembers, it all took place over 26 years ago. She continues to use his mixtures for health and I have used them at times, too.”

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Other info on herbs & supplements

turmeric root and powderTurmeric Curcumin – Natural Cancer-Fighting Spice Reduces Tumors by 81%

A recommended dosage is to take 1000mg of Turmeric daily. I’ve read this brand with black pepper is particularly effective.

Used in the ancient Chinese and Indian systems of medicine, curcumin is a naturally powerful anti-cancer compound that has been found to decrease brain tumor size in animals by 81 percent in more than 9 studies. A derivative of turmeric, curcumin is the pigment responsible for turmeric’s yellow-orange color. Each 100 grams of turmeric contains around 3 to 5 grams of curcumin, though turmeric is a also very powerful on its own. New studies are shedding light on curcumin, and illuminating its numerous benefits on cancer and other diseases.

Researchers experimenting with curcumin in the treatment of a fatal brain cancer known as glioblastoma (GBMs) published their groundbreaking findings in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry in July. Adding scientific basis to previous findings surrounding the positive effects of curcumin, they showed that the compound dramatically decreased brain tumors in 9 out of the 11 studies examined by 81 percent. Furthermore, there was no evidence of toxicity, whereas chemotherapy and other cancer treatments often result in extreme side effects that are sometimes worse than the actual disease.

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Research via the web info on Essiac Herbal Tea Recipe, an Objibway native American formula that has been used to treat 1000’s of successful cases of breast cancer, some under the supervision of their medical doctors.

Read more on the history of this herbal formula or purchase Essiac Tea from this site.

Essiac Tea Essiac Tea

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In looking into Vitae Elixxir (see next entry) prompted by a friend’s email, I came across this interesting nutritional supplement Poly-MVA that has successfully helped cancer patients heal completely and survive for years past their original diagnosis. (Poly-MVA is being used by the integrative cancer clinics having remarkable successes in Reno NV & Tijuana, Mexico)

Be sure to read the testimonials page on the site…the whole page, so you see survivors comments as well as the doctors feedback.

The physicians’ links list medical practitioners that are familiar with the product. Search for your own area.

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Vitae Elixxir ~ Ralph Schauss formula (Do a search for contact info.)

Here are some links I found:

For some background history on Ralph Schauss & VE

Very interesting comments by a woman using VE for her skin cancers, the last two posts on the page:

About using Poly-MVA to support & counteract severe nauseating side effects some people have when taking Vitae Elixxir:

The following is a summary of Ralph Schauss’ tape “Recovery:”
(Testimonies are available from Ralph Schauss upon request.)

A prominent PhD herbologist grows the herbs in the state of Washington. It takes more than thirty days to formulate the elixxir in laboratories.

One of the jobs of the immune system is to rid the body of all pathogens. As the body ages the immune system is less efficient. Plant’s immune systems have natural chemicals in their roots, stems, bark, etc. Thousands of years ago, people learned what plants to eat to cure and prevent sickness. Twenty-five years ago various herbologists, biologists and other professionals were [asked] to [develop] and formulate this elixxir to prevent or eliminate abnormal toxins, parasites, microbes, autoimmune disease, abnormal cancer cells and other disease causing pathogens. It is effective on any and all [of more than 102 identifiable cancers] with few exceptions.

All cancer cells have very large nuclei carrying the DNA of the cancer cells. Sometimes the nucleus can be five times larger than a normal cell. The elixxir has been formulated to seek out and bind to and have an affinity for those cancer cells only, and destroy them by direct contact. It will not bind to normal, healthy cells. It is specific for cancer cells.

Also during this time, bacteria, fungi, viruses and worms that cause many other noncancerous diseases are eradicated.

The herb molecules and proteins stimulate the immune system. The herbs will bind to certain sights or receptors, as they are professionally called, that all cancer cells have on their outer plasma membrane. When the herb molecules bind to cancer cells, the cells are then identified as an antigen or disease causing agent thus identifying them for your immune system as a disease causing agent. This stimulates the immune system, the T natural killer cells and other immune cells to attack and destroy the cancer.

The herbal molecule formula will also interfere with the protein called BCL2. Certain cancer cells need this protein to reproduce. A certain type of chemo called taxol does the same thing. However, vitae elixxir does not have the severe toxic side effects that taxol has on healthy cells. Also cancer cells need certain proteins which are not cancerous that cause them to bind together to form tumors. They are called stroma connective tissue, a fibrous material. The herb lessens these proteins.

The herbs stop further metastases elsewhere in the body in 30-60-90 days. By interfering with a certain chemochyme produced by the immune system, which causes a lot of cancer metastases, the process is stopped. Nearly all cancers are caused by viruses which enter healthy cells and interfere with tumor suppressor genes. The suppressor genes prevent abnormal cells from replicating and also destroys them before they become cancerous.

Oxygen free radicals cause cell damage, some possible cancers and other diseases. The herbal remedy is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and will prevent most oxygen free radical damage, which causes the body’s aging process. Skin cancer, including melanoma, can lessen and the remedy can remove the possibility of [further] skin cancer metastases. Topical application of the elixxir will remove skin cancer in 2-3 weeks.

One to three centimeter tumors in the body are reduced or eliminated in ninety days. Larger tumors may take longer. The herbs do not eliminate the non cancerous fibroid part of the tumors.

Chemotherapy, radiation or certain surgeries are not discouraged when using the herbal products. They may give the individual four to six months to live, which is the time the herbs need to work. Cancer cells not destroyed by chemo, radiation or surgery are destroyed by the herbs. One must stay on the herbal program for six months after the cancer clears and one is in total remission. Then one moves toward a very low dosage for the rest of one’s life. The cancer should not reoccur. There is no conflict with any medication, herbs or therapies and the remedy can enhance their efficacy.

Brain and bone cancers need longer for fuller recovery.

If more than 50 or 60% of organs are cancerous, the herbal programs won’t be beneficial as there is not enough time to live for the herbs to work.

Statistics from 1000’s of cases:
85-100% success if patients have five to seven months to live
40-50% success if patients have ninety days to live
If there is less than ninety days to live use of the herbs is not encouraged.
Age is of no consequence.

The herbs can be used as a cancer preventative.
There are no harmful side effects from the herbal remedy.
If not taken with food and water, nausea can result.
For people with large tumors, there can be sharp shooting pains or dull pains as the cancer is being destroyed.
For 60-120 days most tests, like CT scans, are not always accurate as there can be tumor necrosis where the tumor swells as it is being destroyed.
The patient must be monitored by their doctor during their recovery.
One should not drink hydrogen peroxide in conjunction with the herbal products. It may interfere with the herbal recovery program.
Any and all products come with complete instructions.

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The Makers Diet by Jordan Rubin

The Maker’s Diet, a book by Jordan Rubin. You may be able to find it in the local library.

Pg 114 describes T-cells and macrophanges. Jordan found that polysaccharide peptides or glycoproteins enhanced macrophange and killer cell production. They are in greatest abundance in edible fungi (mushrooms) and germinated grains and seeds. His grandmother was 70, the cancer was level IV. She could not survive the chemo. Jordan has something called a Poten-Zyme process that predigests the mushrooms.

Mushroom supplements can be purchased from a good health food store. And mushrooms are great cooked or sliced raw in salads.

bottle of myrrh essential oil Myrrh therapeutic essential oil bolsters the immune system.

NOTE: This approach may not be appropriate, if you are on an anti-fungal diet.

One item of interest on pg 184 was specifically for breast cancer: “Myrrh contains a compound called ‘furanosesquiterpenoid’ which deactivated a protein in cancer cells that resists chemotherapy, according to researchers at Rutgers University. This compound has [been] proven effective against breast cancer among others.”

NOTE: MYRRH may be purchased as a therapeutic-quality essential oil.

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Marin & Sonoma county’s (CA) Unusually High Breast Cancer Rates

Burton Goldberg’s site mentions a factor I’ve never read about before that could be contributing to this alarming statistic.

Geopathic Stress and Cancer
Energies from the earth itself can have a carcinogenic effect on humans. Magnetic radiations from the Earth presumably connected with geological fractures and subterranean water veins, can, when situated underneath homes have remarkably deleterious effects on the occupants.

The concept of geopathic, or pathogenic, influences from the earth, took root in Germany in 1929 when Baron Gustav Freiherr von Pohl made a systematic tour of the community of Vilsbiburg. It had 565 houses, 3,300 residents and an unusually high rate of cancer. Von Pohl was acting on a hunch inspired from a survey of Stuttgart in the 1920s that showed a clear correlation between between major geological faults in the city and those districts that had the highest cancer mortality rates. His tentative conclusion was that an unknown but noxious radiation emanating from the Earth faults might be an important and overlooked contributory cause of the cancers.

According to Dr. Nieper, director of the Paraclesus Silbersee Hospital in Hannover, Germany, 93% of all patients with a malignancy have been exposed to geopathogenic influences. As a standard aspect of cancer treatment, he advises “removal of the patient from the sites of geopathogenic exposure,“noting that such sites may be identified by way of dowsing or a magnetometer (capable of registering abnormal magnetic fields).”

Some well-known types of geopathic carcinogens are: radon, indoor air pollution from “sick building syndrome,” ionizing radiation, and nuclear radiation. It may be wise for each of us living in areas of risk to have our homes tested.

~ Friends, here in California, whose family members have successfully used herbs to combat cancer or to ease the side effects of conventional protocols
~ Family members in Germany, who have been touched by cancer, and have used some of these alternative treatments for their own well-being
~ Info on Essiac Herbal Tea: word-of-mouth from graphic design clients, gardening friends, and The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple, pg.262, by David Stewart, PhD
~ A fascinating alternative cancer treatment workshop I attended in 2009 sponsored by Burton Goldberg, plus his site:

3 thoughts on “Holistic Cancer Immune Support Alternatives & Prevention Options”

  1. Can you tell me if that Vitae Elixir would work in conjunction with Poly MVA? My child is currently on the Poly for a brain tumor.
    Thank you!

    • C M ~ I don’t know if they will work together. I do research about what has helped others and offer that information here as an alternative to conventional treatment. Please read all the comments on both the Orange and Frankincense essential oils articles where we discuss other holistic immune supportive suggestions. Best wishes for your child’s health.


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