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Natural Alternatives to Chemotherapy

Some of you may have heard this already, but even if you have, it’s good to hear it again. This is amazing information on what feeds cancer, and what other treatment is available.¬†Being that every single person knows someone that is battling or has lost a loved one to cancer, it should be of interest to everyone…

Now this makes sense!

As an alternative to chemotherapy, holistic health practitioner’s¬†suggest that 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 nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

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

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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Foods with excess sugar can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. 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:

a. 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. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in¬†color. A better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

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

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

d. 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 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).

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

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. 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.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system¬†(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,¬†EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave..

Dioxin chemicals cause 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 dioxinsfrom the plastic.

So your parents and grandparents are right…stay away from processed foods and eat your vegetables.

Your Resident Health Nut,



32 Responses to Natural Alternatives to Chemotherapy

  1. Netty Stoik says:

    Hi Tiffany… yes…my dad died of Colon Cancer and my husband has polyps and gets tests regularly and so thank-ful to God he is still free.. I have noticed a very significant change since taking supplements. The polyps seem to be shrinking amazing!!.. be Blessed…
    Netty 780-674-4598

    • Netty,
      I’m very sorry about your dad. My mother-in-law suffered and lost the battle with colon cancer 15 years ago. Thank goodness your husband is cancer-free now…keep on with the healthy eating, positive thoughts, and supplements. It will make all the difference for your husband. God Bless you.

      • Karamoko says:

        There’s lots of types of chemo and it can be administered in different ways. Chemotherapy literally means drug therapy’ and isn’t actually a brand of drug in itself. It can be used to treat Cancer or auto-immune diseases like Lupus. Side effects vary depending on what chemo you are having and the person involved. Sometimes people lose hair, are sick, are just tired, or aren’t affected at all.

        • Karamoko,
          Thanks for your input. If someone is considering natural alternatives, I do encourage them to consult with their doctor as well. We empower clients to seek knowledge from all kinds of sources to find out what is the best decision for them. Ultimately it is the patient’s decision, so it’s best to be well informed. My aunt had a great outcome (she’s been in remission for 20 years) by choosing to eat healthy and having a positive attitude. That’s what worked for her, but it might not be for everybody.

          I appreciate your comments.

  2. Teresa Smith says:

    It is agreed that cancer is from all the toxins that affect our cells and cell growth. We have seen that a large part of building immunity and keeping the body in a nutritious state comes from removing those toxins and replenishing without chemical and artificial additives, growth hormones and pesticides in our food, but replacing with all natural and healthy things is very important.

    I have several friends and family members over the years with different types of cancer. Some in remission, and some not so lucky. Most recently I have seen that cancer patients that start cleansing and re-nourishing the body are having amazing results!

    One way that we have seen immune systems bounce back and get stronger is by drinking protein shakes (taking place of full meals) for those that do not feel like eating, have supplied their bodies with all natural health. They get strength back and feel great while cleansing.

    I truly believe that all illness comes from the toxins we are constantly feeding our bodies in processed foods and the air we breath. With proper nutrition and cleansing, the body heals itself. We have to take the steps to get it there.

    I am very blessed each day to see recovery all around me and saddened by those that did not have the chance.
    Healthy solutions should always be a priority in fighting and preventing cancer.

    • Teresa,
      I agree with you wholeheartedly. I have seen people that take control of their health through natural means, have a much more positive attitude, and have a better chance of survival. It’s time people started getting back to the basics: vegetables, fruits, non-GMO soy protein, and supplements are necessary, not only for cancer patients, but for everyone.

      Thank you for your comments and God Bless you.

    • Bob says:

      Generally speaking, surgery and radiation is the protocol sometimes with chemo added on top of those things. Research just hasn’t gotten beyond that yet, unfortunately. However, depending on the hospital you’re treated at, there may be clinical trials available. For information on clinical trials, visit clinicaltrials.gov

      • Thank you Bob for the info on where to get clinical trials. I appreciate your comments.

        Do you know someone who has been treated with natural healing as opposed to surgery and radiation?

  3. Oceana says:

    Renee, this is a wonderful blog and I’m so glad I found it! This post especially is so rich in information that’s not so easy to come by.

  4. Taro says:

    There is no such thing as standard chemotherapy. There are hundreds of chemo drugs and they are often used in various combinations. You cannot expect all the things that contain antioxidants to either be good or bad with hundreds of different drugs. This is why you should not take anything without talking to your oncologist first.

    • Taro,
      I always recommend and encourage clients to consult with their doctor and nutritionist. If they have a doctor that is more holistic then they have a better chance of looking at natural options. Unfortunately many doctors do not have as much knowledge or interest in nutrition, so they may or may not be open to using natural treatments as an option, especially if they are influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.

      Thank you for your comments and feedback.

      • Neil says:

        My mother was just diagnosed with anal cancer and she told me she is not interested in chemotherapy nor radiation. Is there a way you can help? Please let me know

        • Hi Neil,
          God Bless you for caring about your mother. Yes I can help. The important thing to know is whether your mother would like to pursue a natural alternative. You/she may call or email me and we can discuss how I can help her.

  5. bob husson says:

    I really liked your article thanks very much. Just wanted to comment on 16: 1,2,and 3 regarding plastic bottles, containers and wraps. I am a degreed plastics engineer with 40 years of experience and also educated in polymer chemistry. Regarding plastic containers in the micro, if the plastic container says “safe for microwave use” that means they are high temperature plastics and are safe for that use. Regarding not freezing water in plastic bottles as they release dioxins, that is simply not true. As far as avoiding plastic wraps in the microwave, that is a good idea and something I do myself.

  6. Ed Sewell says:

    Hi Renee,
    This is a very informative column. I have been dianosed with metastatic lung cancer. What that means I,m not sure. I’ve had radiation to shrink the lump on my rib cage, which hasnt really happened, now scheduled for chemo. Any ideas for natural? I,ve heard of cansema poltice for horses etc, and seems to have worked on human as well by drawing out the toxins. What do you think?

    • Hi Ed,
      You asked me for natural solutions for your cancer…so I’m going to give it to you straight. If radiation has not worked, then I highly suggest you take the natural approach… which is all of the things mentioned in my article with the addition of the following supplements from Shaklee: Vivix, Vitalizer, Nutriferon, Soy Protein, Alfalfa, and Omega Guard. I also suggest pure water and a positive attitude. I know so many people who have been in remission from cancer by using a natural approach and taking the supplements I mentioned. Call me at 508-320-2566 so I can help you get what you need. You can fight this!
      God Bless you,

  7. Stephanie says:

    Thankfully I found this! My uncle (whom is the only parent figure I’ve ever had) is battling cancer. This is his second time diagnosed with cancer. However, he tried chemotherapy and it was too wearing on his body. He decided to try a natural way to fight it off. I’m doing the research for him. If at all possible, can you (anyone) provide a list of things to help. I.E what kind of supplements, protein shakes, vegetables.. Anything will help at this point. Thank you!

    • Stephanie,
      I am very sorry that this is happening to your uncle. The good news is that you have come to the right place because I can help you and your uncle. I have researched myself and have found that Shaklee supplements are the most pure and effective supplements in the market because they are backed by 100+ studies in peer reviewed medical journals.

      When someone is already battling any type of cancer, it’s really time to bring in the “BIG GUNS” sort to speak to help the patient. There are several specific supplements that I would recommend for him that are exclusive to Shaklee. My suggestion for your uncle (and you), first and foremost, is a consultation with me (I do not charge for consultations) to get a sense of what he’s willing to do to help himself. Please email me at resully3470@yahoo.com or call me at 508-320-2566 so that we can set up a phone consultation to discuss his needs.

      It’s obvious that you love your uncle as a father. God Bless you for caring for him so much to want to help him like you are.

  8. Brooke Waskewich says:

    Renee, you are an inspiration. My husband, who is the love of my life, recently had surgery to remove a Stage 2 6cm tumor from his lung. The surgeon got the entire tumor and with really good margins. She tested him for prostate and colon cancer and he is clear. She said that since the tumor was so aggressive, if he doesn’t have 4 rounds of chemo, there is a 30% chance of it coming back. He does not want to have chemo … I don’t want to lose him. We have begun investigating natural remedies, and in fact are planning to relocate from the smog and pollution in Washington, DC to the beach in South Carolina. We both feel that a healthier smog-free environment will be a big help, but I’m frustrated by all the conflicting views on mushrooms, supplements, and the entire natural approach.

    You sound so down to earth, which is the reason I am leaving a comment on your blog.

    Thanks so much for your response.


    • Brooke,
      Reading your response brings me so much hope that there are people who really want to do the right thing in healing themselves. It’s so obvious how much you love your husband and your support is key to his progress. Unfortunately, the medical field isn’t all on board with natural approaches to cancer, however if your husband does decide to go the natural route, it still is important to keep his doctor in the loop. If you would like me to help you through this research process, I can help you find credible information to go by. Call me if you’d like me to support you through this process.

      Thank you for reading my blog and commenting. I truly believe that things happen for a reason.
      God Bless You and your Husband,

  9. dira says:

    My friend has stage 4 cancer that has spread from her liver to her bones. The doctors say chemo is the best thing right now. Is there any natural medication she can take to help her get better?

    • Dira,
      It’s so obvious that you care very much for your friend.It’s important to know that I always recommend and encourage clients to consult with their doctor and nutritionist. If she has a doctor that is more holistic then she has a better chance of looking at natural options. Unfortunately many doctors do not have as much knowledge or interest in nutrition, so they may or may not be open to using natural treatments as an option, especially if they are influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.

      You asked me for natural solutions for your friend’s cancer‚Ķso I‚Äôm going to give it to you straight. I highly suggest that your friend take the natural approach‚Ķ which is all of the things mentioned in my article with the addition of the following supplements from Shaklee: Vivix, Vitalizer, Nutriferon, Soy Protein, Alfalfa, and Omega Guard. I also suggest pure water and a positive attitude. I know so many people who have been in remission from cancer by using a natural approach and taking the supplements I mentioned. If your friend is interested in a natural approach, she can contact me.
      God Bless you and thank you for your comments,

  10. Mary Jean says:

    Hi Renee, I just had surgery 2 weeks ago today for stage III colon cancer. They want me to do chemo for six months because the cancer cells were found in 3 out of 12 lymph nodes. The drs and my family are really pushing for me to do it because I am only 46 but I really hate the idea of poisoning and damageing my body when there is a good chance I can be cancer free now from the surgery. I have 2 young children still at home to take care of so I really want to make the best decision, and I don’t want to be sick for the next six months. I am very intrigued by what you are saying here and I wonder how these suppliments work and if they are expensive or not? thank you for your help ( : Mary

    • Mary Jean,
      First of all, I am sorry for what you’re going through. It must be hard trying to sort out information that doctors, family, friends, research from the internet, etc. Just keep in the back of your mind that your family and friends love you and they are only trying to help you with what they “know or think they know.” Keeping a positive attitude is the most important part of this process, so do your best to try to reduce stress and relax (I know easier said than done, right?)

      If you would like to talk to me personally about food/supplements that can help you, please contact me via email resully3470@yahoo.com or phone 508-320-2566. I can talk to you more specifically about your concerns, and provide you with more information about natural supplements that you are interested in trying.

      God Bless you,

  11. H. Sage Featherston says:

    All of this information is -wonderfully- helpful; do you have articles and studies I can reference to see the empirical side of these facts? They could help in our case for refusing the 2 year “maintenance” regimen they are force feeding my 4 year old neice.

  12. Tiffany,
    Kudos to your father for reducing his sugar intake. It is so addictive and takes commitment to break the habit! Eating more vegetables is crucial to his healing…and the more he eats more of them, the less he will crave sugars.

    You have brought up a good point about supplements. When I talk to someone who already has cancer, I tell them that it’s time to bring in the “BIG GUNS” to slow the cancer and build the immune system. You can’t expect a simple multivitamin to be enough. The earlier he starts the better. I recommend Cinch non-GMO soy protein, Vivix, Vitalizer plus Iron, Nutriferon, Omega Guard, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Zinc, Stomach Soothing Complex, Optiflora Probiotic, B-Complex, Carotomax.

    It is obvious that you love your father and want to help him. I am glad that I can help you to help him.

  13. Emem says:

    No doctor can ever predict the future, especially with cancers- though we are asked to do this every day. If she is old ( how old ?), she may die of natural causes before the breast cancer progresses to affect her health. I do not see why she would refuse a simple lumpectomy,but maybe she is very old. We have so little medical information here. Her doctor has all of her medical history and has examined her. That is the person to ask. I’ve seen people with advanced breast cancers live for many years.

  14. Emem,
    I always encourage people to consult and coordinate with their doctor. I just know that most doctors do not pay as much attention to nutrition as they should. If you have one that is more holistic then you have a better chance of them being open to natural ways to heal. For those people who do not want to take the chance of having the negative side effects of chemo, then those are the people that I offer my services and recommendations.

    Thank you very much for your comments.

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