Building the Immune System

Written by Webster Kehr, Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. | Last updated on | Filed under: FAQ, Key Articles, Key Links

Introduction

First of all, the immune system contains many different types of “cells,” however, only a handful of these white blood cells actually kill cancer cells. It should be the intent of a person with cancer to focus on treatments that quickly increase the count of the cancer-killing white blood cells.

The second thing to note is that building the immune system is sometimes not the highest priority of those with cancer. People with only a few months to live should definitely take immune system building products, however, they should focus more on the nutrients, foods and products that kill cancer-cells directly, such as the Grape Cure, Noni Juice, Essiac Tea, etc.

For those who have not read my free eBook on alternative cancer treatments, it is a must to read in order to understand what treatments are most valuable under what situations. The eBook can be found at:
Free eBook on the Treatment of Cancer

Having said all of that, with rare exceptions, it is highly advisable to use natural substances to deal with the immune system to treat cancer, no matter what stage the cancer patient is in.

“Did you[r] doctor tell you what your T-cells use to kill cancer cells? They inject hydrogen peroxide into the cancer cells and the cancer cells die. Otto Warburg won a Noble Prize proving cancer lives in a low oxygen environment. Every time he lowed the oxygen level in a healthy cell it became cancerous. Then when he would raise the oxygen level in cancerous cells and the cancer would die. So why do most of the cancer drugs come from mustard gas? Why for over 60 years do we keep using the same poison which cancer cells become immune to in about 8 weeks. But our healthy cells don’t have a the capability to resist the poison and they die.”

http://stopcancer.com/

There are the Killer T-Cells and the Helper T-Cells. Of course the main cancer-killing white blood cell is the NK Cell, the Natural Killer cell. Another frequently mentioned white blood cell is the macrophages. The B Cells are also frequently mentioned with regards to cancer, though they work more indirectly.

Some general comments are in order about what is BAD for the immune system:

Obesity depresses T-cell response and movement of the macrophages. Cadmium (a heavy metal) slows down the speed of the B-cells’ producing antibodies in the immune system. Lead (the heavy metal) slows T- and B-cell response. Mercury (e.g. from dental amalgam) reduces the number of T-cells and reduces activity in the immune system. Cadmium, Lead and Mercury reduce the activity and speed the macrophages, thus increasing susceptibility to infection. Saturated fat makes the cancer T-killer cells unable to recognize “self” cells gone badly.
See the Article:

http://www.angelfire.com/bc3/sunflower_heng/immunesystem.html

Kill Microbes and Parasites In The Organs

If you read the “What Causes Cancer” article you know that the main cause of cancer is a weak immune system which cannot keep up with killing new cancer cells. The reason the immune system is weak is primarily because of microbes and parasites in the organs.

By killing these microbes and parasites in the organs the immune system can function again and deal with the cancer cells.

Doing this is built-into some cancer treatments, such as the Photon Protocol, but it is not built-into others.

See this article for more ideas:
Liver Flush Article

Transfer Point Beta Glucan

It is also necessary to provide nutrients specific to the immune system.

“Starting in the 1940′s, researchers have investigated the nutritional benefits of Beta Glucan. Derived from broken cell walls brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Beta Glucan is a powerful immune stimulator, activating the macrophage in the immune system. In addition to these important functions, Beta Glucan is an effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Beta Glucan is a safe, non-toxic, and orally effective supplement for those who wish to enhance their immune system and promote healthy cholesterol levels.”

This is how Beta Glucan works:

“Beta 1,3-D Glucan works by activating the macrophages, or immune cells, which trap and engulf foreign substances. These activated cells start a cascade of events that cause the entire system to be alerted and mobilized, in an entirely naturally activated sequence. This amplified immune system response helps speed up the recovery of damaged tissue, helps other substances like antibiotics, anti-fungals and anti-parasitics to work better, and helps the macrophages recognize and destroy mutated cells.”

The endorsed beta glucan product is Transfer Point. It is a superb beta glucan supplement:
Transfer Point

The Only Beta Glucan Manufacturer/Vendor I Recommend – Better Way Health

Beta Glucan – Beta Glucan 100 and Beta Glucan 500 (formerly Beta Gold)
Beta Glucan 100mg
and
Beta Glucan 500mg

Comparison of Beta Glucan products:

This is for informational purposes only.

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The Pancreatic Enzymes

Generally, the first immune system building product that is mentioned in alternative cancer treatment circles are the pancreatic enzymes: trypsin and chymotrypsin. That is interesting because these enzymes do not build the immune system, but they do “clear the way” for the immune system to do its job.

“Digestive enzymes-also called pancreatic enzymes include three classes: proteolytic enzymes needed to digest protein, lipases needed to digest fat, and amylases needed to digest carbohydrates. In several conditions that cause malabsorption, such as pancreatic insufficiency and cystic fibrosis, doctors sometimes prescribe digestive enzymes to improve absorption of food.”

It is the proteolytic enzymes (i.e. proteases) that we are interested in here, and particularly trypsin and chymotrypsin. When they are done digesting the meat in the digestive tract (of course it is hoped that there is no meat in the digestive tract because virtually all cancer diets forbid meat, largely for this reason), they start to clear the proteins that surround cancer cells and clear the way for the immune system to kill the cancer cells.

The actual building of the immune system, for treatments such as laetrile therapy or the Kelley metabolic diet is accomplished by the foods that are eaten, meaning the person’s diet, and supplements. As mentioned many times elsewhere on this web site, the foods you don’t eat are just as important as the foods that you do eat with regards to building the immune system.

Supplements necessary to be used with these types of treatments are zinc, Vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, selenium, Vitamin B, and Vitamin A. Especially zinc and Vitamin C.

Some of the cancer diets that are mentioned with immune system building treatments are good, but not great. A great cancer diet is the “Raw Food” diet, which focuses on foods that are known to kill cancer cells and build the immune system. My article on the Raw Food diet can be found at:
Article: Raw Food Diet

The pancreatic enzymes can also be purchased in supplement form. When buying such a product, make sure it has high dosages of trypsin and especially chymotrypsin.

Another proteolytic enzyme that has seen exceptional results in treating cancer is bromelain. This enzyme comes from pineapples and is a major ingredient in the Raw Food vegetable drink (which includes whole pineapples). Bromelain can restore macrophage levels. This can also be found in supplement form.

A fourth cancer-treating proteolytic enzyme is papain.

Other Supplements: MGN-3 or MGN3

There are numerous testimonials for MGN-3 on the internet. What is interesting is that most of these testimonials are from people who took only MGN-3. It is a legitimate stand-alone treatment plan. However, no cancer treatment (with rare exceptions) should be used by itself.

“…I am a nurse…I found your website [i.e. Bill Henderson's website] by chance when a life long friend of mine called me one day over a year ago to tell me that he had liver cancer. The survival rate for this type of cancer is very poor…You were an answer to a prayer. He started on MGN-3 right away and his cancer went into remission within a couple of months and he is cancer free now.” [These comments refer to the book: Cure Your Cancer, by Bill Henderson]

I also have an article on MGN 3:
Article on MGN-3

Aloe Vera

“It is in the boosting of the immune system’s response to antigens (foreign elements in the body) that Aloe vera has shown the most promise in treating cancer. Although no one is yet proposing that Aloe vera is a cure for cancer, it is clear from research conducted throughout the world over the past thirty years that Aloe vera and, in particular, certain specific substances in the plant – have very dramatic and impressive anti-cancer effects. Aloe vera has been demonstrated to enhance the immune system’s response to cancer, promote the growth of new and healthy cells, and reduce the overall viral load within the body thereby revitalizing the body in its fight against the cancer.”

http://www.cancer-coverup.com/fighters/aloe-cancer.htm

Actually, aloe vera contains nutrients that kill cancer cells, but that is another story. Aloe Vera actually has tremendous potential as a cancer fighting food. It contains some amazing nutrients.

“To maintain a healthy body, cells must “talk” to each other. Their language is one of touch, written in saccharides (or simple sugars) on the cell surfaces. Like thousands of different “keys” projecting from the cell surface, they either unlock the required functions of the adjoining cell or not. If the right keys are available, the body functions smoothly. If not, it doesn’t.

In March, 2001, Science Magazine dedicated virtually the entire magazine to the science of Glycobiology and the essential saccharides that make up these cellular communication keys.

The University of California, San Diego, announced the establishment of a Center for the further research and development of the Science of Glycobiology. And the President of the Royal Academy of Medicine in London, Dr. John Asford, said that “Sugars are going to be the molecules of the next decade.”

Eclipse Magazine reviewed the results in Uganda where they are using these glyconutrients on AIDS and cancer patients and seeing remarkable results, and the child with Projeria (fast aging disease) who is experiencing reversal in his aging process once on glyconutrients.

The best source for these special, long chain carbohydrate molecules has proven to be properly processed aloe vera. One of the top researchers in the field, Dr. Danhof, gives some details on what it does. (These are Dr. Danhof’s words based on his and other research and are not a product claim made by me.)

http://www.cancer-treatments.net/cancer.html

Other sources of glyconutrints are:

IP6
Cordyceps
Maitake mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms
Beta Glucans

Vendors:

Perhaps the best aloe vera product of all was shut down by the corrupt FDA. By itself, it had a 94% cure rate among advanced terminal patients. Without a product such as that, aloe vera becomes a support treatment rather than a primary treatment.

While might not agree with everything the first vendor listed says about Albarin, I have to admit it is one magnificant site!

Simply Natural Products

The Bob Beck Protocol

The Bob Beck Protocol is by far the best way to supercharge the immune system. Unfortunately it is such a slow process it may not be able to help advanced cancer patients in time.

As mentioned above, by killing the microbes and parasites in the organs the immune system will be supercharged.

The Bob Beck Protocol is designed to kill microbes in the bloodstream. Well, it doesn’t actually kill them, it makes them unable to breed (i.e. it “attenuates” them) which is the same thing.

After getting rid of the roughly 2 pounds of microbes in the body, the immune system is supercharged.

In fact, scientists really don’t have a clue how powerful the immune system really is.

But by getting rid of the microbes and parasites in the organs, by getting rid of microbes in the bloodstream and by adding some of the top immune building supplements maybe some day they will know.

Here is the article on the Bob Beck Protocol:
Bob Beck Protocol

Other Products Worth Mentioning

Colustrum

Colostrum Immune Formula:
Health Products USA

Transfer Factor

“Transfer factors are the intelligence and knowledge—the secrets to break the codes to destroy enemy cells. They communicate these secret codes and teach the Good Cells WHICH cells are Bad and HOW to attack them by revealing their weaknesses. Transfer factors are proven effective immune modulators. But the immune system must have sufficient Immune Cells (T-Cells, NK Cells, Macrophages, etc.) to carry out the instructions from the transfer factors.”

Other Items to Research

AHCC (not considered as good as MGN-3)
Cats Claw
Cayenne
Echinacea
Golden Seal
Red Clover