Natural Strategies And Support
What if you’ve already been diagnosed with cancer? The first thing to remember is — don’t panic. Cancer is not a death sentence. Many good treatments for cancer exist. A few are found in conventional medicine. Many others are available in natural, alternative and “unconventional” medicine. Non-toxic treatments for cancer have been used successfully by many people, with and without conventional treatment.
If you are going to use alternative treatments, OR if you decide to integrate natural and alternative treatments with conventional care, it is best to seek the help of a qualified “integrative” practitioner. (Someone like myself who uses all avenues of medicine, from conventional to natural, with the foremost regard for the patient’s welfare — not the type of treatment used).
The type of cancer, it’s location, the age and health of the patient, all make a difference as to what the best course of action will be. For example, juice fasting has helped some people but should be strictly avoided by others. Certain medications and surgeries are helpful in some types of cancer, useless in others.
All of these questions need to be answered with the assistance of an holistic physician who can help you determine the best course of action to take and will work with you to sort out the legitimate treatments from the “hype.” There is no room for guesswork and inexperience once a diagnosis of cancer has been made. (Please, consider obtaining a consultation with Dr. Myatt).
DIET AND LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS
- Eat a low carbohydrate diet with as much organically-produced food as possible. (The primary “fuel” of cancer cells is glucose, or sugar). Include plenty of “Super Foods,” especially fresh garlic. Do NOT juice fast or undergo other radical diets until you have conferred with an holistic physician.
- Drink 64 ounces of pure water daily.
- Exercise moderately if you are able. Walking is one of the best. Your holistic physician can work with you to design an optimal exercise program.
- Attend a support group. Studies have shown that people fare better with cancer when they attend such support groups.
- Stop negative health habits immediately! This includes smoking or other tobacco use and alcohol.
- Practice meditation, relaxation, prayer or your chosen form of spiritually-directed activity.
- Maxi Multi: 3 caps, 3 times per day with meals. Optimal (not minimal) doses of antioxidants (ACES), are particularly important. Many nutrients help prevent side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, but be sure to check with your holistic physician to insure that there are no unwanted interactions with various chemotherapy medications.
- CoQ10: 50-300mg per day. This powerful antioxidant, produced by the body, diminishes with age. It is especially valuable for all types of heart disease. CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS deplete CoQ10.
- Vitamin C: take an additional 3,000-10,000mg per day in divided doses. Some studies show that IV vitamin C may be more effective.
- Grape Seed Extract (resveretrol): 2 caps, 2-3 times daily with meals
- Turmeric: 1-2 caps, 3 times per day with meals
- Vitamin D: 1,000-5,000IU per day based on blood test results
- Bromelain: 1-2 caps, 3 times per day between meals
For all cancers (anti-metastatic)
Note: If you have been diagnosed with cancer and want to explore your options, it is most important to seek qualified help. DO NOT rely on second-hand stories from well-meaning friends and family members. Good treatments, and combinations of treatments, exist for many types of cancers, but relying on anecdotal stories and unproven “remedies” can be a waste of time and money. More importantly, unproven treatments can lead you away from legitimately helpful treatments.
Dr. Myatt is available for consultations by telephone. She does extensive research and teaching in the field of both conventional cancer treatment and alternative therapies.
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