Chemotherapy for Cancer
Active Hexose Correlated compound (AHCC) sugar produced from
fermentation of mycelium of hybrid shiitake mushroom grown in rice
bran extract may prevent/reduce
alopecia/hair loss, may protect bone marrow and liver,
may enhance natural
killer (NK) cells and macrophage activity, may reduce nausea and
and may increase survival rate,
per Dan Kenner in The Japanese
Medicinal Mushroom Immune Enhancer - AHCC booklet.
AHCC increases the body's natural production of interlukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon. www.woodlandpublishing.com
Freezing Lemons – Who Knew?
Cat's claw root tea (uncaria guianensis and/or unicaria tomentosa)
taken 3x a day has
been found to protect skin cell death induced by
ultraviolet radiation, by increasing cell
ability to repair
ultraviolet-light-induced DNA damage.
Cat's claw extract consumed for 8 weeks decreases DNA damage, increases DNA repair, plus proliferates white blood cells, when added to chemotherapy. Cat's claw was popularized by German Arturo Brell in 1926. 3/2007 www.lef.org
|Faloon, William 12/2006 editorial Stem Cell Therapy in a Pill? www.lef.org - Folic acid, vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, carnosine, blueberries, green tea catechin, spinach, spirulina, astragalus promote bone marrow cell proliferation of red and white blood cells plus platelets.|
|Feverfew kills leukemia while sparing normal cells better than chemotherapy. 2/23/2005 Science Blog - www.familypharmacy.org|
|Medicinal mushrooms - http://www.chagamushroom.com/medicinal_mushrooms.htm - maitake, shiitake, turkey tail may help during chemotherapy|
|Supplement theanine (or Japanese green tea) may prevent cancer from ejecting chemo drugs, increase chemo effectiveness, and decrease toxicity. 8/2005 www.lef.org|
|Earl Surwit MD gynecologic oncologist introduced laparoscopy. In 2003 he presented trials showing that tumeric spice + medicinal mushrooms (maitake, royal sun agaricus, chaga, reishi, cordyceps, mesima, yun zhi, zhu ling, lion's mane, maitake fruit bodies, artist conk, Oregon polypore, agarikon, ice man fungus, shiitake, birch polypore, and suehirotake) may help eliminate side effects of chemotherapy. Vol 8, #1 The Doctor' Prescription for Healthy Living www.freedompressonline.com|
|Vitamin K - http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2009/mag2009_01.htm 1/2009 - Protection Against Arterial Calcification, Bone Loss, Cancer, and Aging! - Vitamin K3 (50 mg) is used with vitamin C (5,000 mg) prior to each chemotherapy session to decrease tumor cell resistance to drugs. There are numerous forms of vitamin K including K1, K2 (MK4 or MK7 natto/fermented soybean), and K3. Each has it's own benefits. Natto's K7 has a longer bioavailability in bloodstream. good editorial [Caution: Soybeans/Natto (fermented soybeans) can have a hormonal/feminizing effect on males.]|
|Vinpoceine (Common V. minor periwinkle seed extract) is classified as oxygenator and activator of cerebral metabolism. (Madagascar Periwinkle (V. rosea, C. Rosea) is also source of 2 chemotherapy drugs - vincristine and vinblastine.) http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1582089|
- SECULAR Non-Christian web site -
"Chlorella consumed prior to chemo may reduce side effects and increase longevity."
Add antibiotics to chemo. (Caution: Steer away from synthetic
thanks to Israeli math
Banking on gold for cancer radiation therapy
Israel - Israelis find way to preserve fertility after chemotherapy
"Cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage,
a major side effect of chemotherapy, but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal...
In mice, fasting cycles then 'flipped a regenerative switch,' changing the signaling pathways for hematopoietic stem cells, which are responsible for the generation of blood and immune systems, the research showed...
Prolonged fasting cycles — periods of no food for 2-4 days at a time over the course of 6 months — kill older and damaged immune cells and generate new ones, the research also has implications for chemotherapy tolerance and for those with a wide range of immune system deficiencies, including autoimmunity disorders...
'When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged,' Longo said. 'What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back'...
During each cycle of fasting, this depletion of white blood cells induces changes that trigger stem cell-based regeneration of new immune system cells. In particular, prolonged fasting reduced the enzyme PKA, an effect previously discovered by the Longo team to extend longevity in simple organisms and which has been linked in other research to the regulation of stem cell self-renewal and pluri-potency, that is, the potential for one cell to develop into many different cell types. Prolonged fasting also lowered levels of IGF-1, a growth-factor hormone that Longo and others have linked to aging, tumor progression and cancer risk...
'PKA is the key gene that needs to shut down in order for these stem cells to switch into regenerative mode. It gives the OK for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system,' explained Longo, noting the potential of clinical applications that mimic the effects of prolonged fasting to rejuvenate the immune system. 'And the good news is that the body got rid of the parts of the system that might be damaged or old, the inefficient parts, during the fasting.
Now, if you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or aging, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system.' Prolonged fasting also protected against toxicity in a pilot clinical trial."
the-mustard-gas-tragedy-that-created-chemotherapy/ - "A (mustard gas) clinical trial was conducted on a patient with lymphoma, a condition in which the white blood cells divide too rapidly. When nitrogen mustard was administered, it caused a significant reduction in the patient’s tumors. While the treatment was successful to begin with, the cancer cells developed a resistance by the 3rd occasion."
From_Weapon_to_Wonder_Drug.html - "The 1st modern day anticancer drug was spawned from a deadly World War I weapon...Mustard gas was mass-produced under the name LOST (an acronym fashioned from the names of its developers) for the German company Bayer AG during the first decade of the 20th century. Unfortunately, this proved to be perfect timing for the introduction of chemical warfare by the German army in 1917. The 1st strike was against Canadian troops. One year later the British used the same agent to destroy the 'impregnable' Hindenburg Line. This culmination of the storied allied forces’ 100 Days Offensive ultimately led to the end of the 1st World War."
Natural Solutions for Skin Reactions
Related to Cancer Treatments -
LE Magazine, March 2002 - Abstracts: Melatonin, Medical Technology -
Le Magazine, January 1998 - Feature: Death By Chemotherapy -
|4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo 1/17/2013|
Warrant For Mom Of Boy Refusing Chemo -
|Leukemia - http://forzion.com/2012/06/22/time-to-rethink-chemotherapy/|
chemo-brain = lingering problems with memory and thinking during and after
chemotherapy which can (sometimes permanently) damage healthy cells as
they destroy cancerous ones.
Clegg, Ellen - Chemo-Brain firstname.lastname@example.org also 4/5/2009 editorial
The Cloud Over Chemotherapy www.boston.com/magazine discusses Dr. Dietrich's views. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2009/04/05/the_cloud_over_chemotherapy/
Dietrich, Dr. Jorg Mass. General Hospital neuro-oncologist sees chemotherapy side effects including long-term "impaired memory and inability to concentrate or multi-task. The cause (evidently) lies deep inside the brain, in regions where immature and newborn...progenitor cells are proliferating. These self-renewing cells, part of the complex structures needed for memory and other normal functions, are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemotherapy drugs. 'If you stop or inhibit the generation of newborn cells in the brain, you will have to deal with the consequences years down the road'...Progenitor cells 'are needed to rebuild what is lost. Cut off the water source to a cornfield,' he says, and 'you will not be able to grow anything in the years to come.' Better...measure the toxic potential of chemotherapy drugs before they are dripped into a vein...I keep coming back to the principle, 'first do no harm...In the 1970's breast cancer patients began demanding surgery that was less disfiguring than the Halstead mastectomy."
Dietrich, Dr. Jorg - Chemotherapy Can Be More Toxic To Brain Cells Than To Cancer Cells And May Cause Brain Damage http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/57809.php 12/2/2006 Journal of Biology "Clinical doses of chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat many common cancers cause long-term damage to the brains of mice by killing neural stem cells and oligodendrocytes, which produce the myelin insulation needed for normal neuronal function, and by impairing neural stem cell division. These results might explain the adverse neurological side effects" in humans. The majority of current chemotherapy "agents act by modifying the structure of DNA" and typically interfere "with cell metabolism...The drugs are toxic to both the dividing neural stem cells and the non-dividing cells such as astrocytes and neurons, even at very low concentrations" often causing " 60-90% reduction in the viability of oligodendrocyte precursor cells and neuron precursor cells, but" having "little effect on most of the cancer...The authors show that to kill 40-80% of cancer cells, doses that also kill 70-100% of neural cells are required...Dietrich et al. show that cells of the nervous system of the mice continue to die for at least 6 weeks after the end of treatment. The drugs kill both dividing stem cells and non-dividing precursor cells of the nervous system in live mice. They also cause long-lasting reductions in cell division and proliferation in the central nervous system."
|Meyers, Christina Cognition and Cancer scientific studies textbook|
Moss, Ralph Questioning Chemotherapy Cancer
Therapy Free Radical PBS documentary The Cancer
The Cancer Chronicles newsletter The Moss Reports Chemotherapy alternatives at www.cancerdecisions.com