February 16, 2017 at 8:43 am #16285
There is a common myth that our hormones can cause cancer. Now if you stop and think about that statement, if it were true, everyone when they reached puberty would get cancer.
The correct understanding is that it is not our hormones that directly cause cancer but it is what our hormones are exposed to is the problem.
In the year 1900, only 5% of the population reportedly had cancer. In 2016, 46% of the world’s population are fighting cancer. Women and men had the ‘same’ hormones as we do today, so if hormones caused cancer why the huge difference now in increased cancer rates?
What has changed from 1900 to now? We are literally living in a “toxic soup” and these toxins literally play havoc with our hormones. Our environment exposes us up to dangerous xenoestrogens (xeno meaning “foreign) from the chemical estrogens all around us. Things like herbicides, pesticides, the amalgam (silver) fillings in our teeth, antiperspirants and certain types of plastics, to name a few. Read this article by Dr. Axe on how to reduce the dangers of toxins that seriously disrupt our hormones.
In North America alone there are more than 77,000 chemicals being produced, with more than 3,000 chemicals added to our food supply; and more than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives are used in food processing, packaging, wrapping, and storage. The EPA estimates there are more than 20,000 chemicals that our bodies cannot metabolize. Chemicals not metabolized are stored in the fat cells throughout our bodies where they continue to accumulate.
The amalgam fillings are classified as metalloestrogens and they cause us untold damage as they mimic and also stimulate estrogen production in a persons’ body. At the Budwig Cancer Center we work with a biological dentist just 5 minutes away from our clinic who replaces these harmful fillings with natural compounds. We find that people who come to us with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer are particularly at greater risk from xenoestrogens.
What about ER-Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer?
When a person gets a breast cancer diagnosis, the oncologist will probably tell them that their condition is hormonal driven. There is a variety of different definitions they will use, such as:
• Endocrine receptor-positive (estrogen or progesterone receptors)
• Triple positive: positive for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, and HER2
• Triple negative: not positive for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, and HER2
According to the medical approach, about 80% of all breast cancers are “ER-positive.” The medical world will probably tell you that this means the cancer cells grow in response to the hormone estrogen. About 65% of these are also “PR-positive.” They grow in response to another hormone, progesterone. On the other hand, if your breast cancer has a significant number of receptors for either estrogen or progesterone, it would be considered hormone-receptor positive.
WHAT IS THE REAL CAUSE OF CANCER
There are many contributing factors that cause cancer but the main cause is toxins. It is true that microbes, parasites and other pathogens contribute to cancer, however these pathogens have existed since the beginning of time and yet just 100 years ago 5% of the world population had cancer compared to 46% today. What has changed? Once again as stated we have many more toxins now than ever before, toxins in the air, water and in our food. Also we must not forget the emotional toxins and stress that has increased dramatically with the life style of our “modern world”. At the Budwig Cancer Center we use several therapies to detoxify our patients, such as hyperthermia, infrared saunas, ionic foot baths, Epsom salt baths, colonic irrigation, herbal formulas and emotional healing therapies.
At the Budwig Center we use the famous flaxseed oil and cottage cheese that Dr. Budwig used have two anticancer components: lignans and an omega-3 fat called “alphalinolenic acid” (ALA). Several studies have been done to determine how the phytoestrogens in flaxseeds may help cancer. One theory compares the estrogen-receptor blocking ability of flaxseeds with estrogen-receptor modulation drugs. The weak plant-based estrogens block the estrogen receptors on cells within breast tissue, starving them of full-strength female estrogen, possibly stopping tumor growth and preventing cell damage.
The best way to treat and prevent cancer is therefore to try and avoid as much as possible the toxins around us by wise food choices and clean water and also to do regular detox programs with selected herbs, chlorella, regular near infrared sauna sessions and exercising with a mini-trampoline.
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