Thursday, April 2, 2009

Renungan Jumaat


  • 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 fewbillion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests areunable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

  • Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
  • When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.
  • When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental,food and lifestyle factors.
  • To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
  • Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
  • Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
  • Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do notresult in more tumor destruction.
  • When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hencethe person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
  • Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancercells to spread to other sites.
  • An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
  • Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes likeNutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molassesbut only in very sma ll amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
  • Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk andsubstituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved.
  • Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather thanbeef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
  • A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkalineenvironment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reachdown to cellular levels within 15 minutes to no urish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells tryand drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed attemperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
  • Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties.Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
  • Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrifiedand leads to more toxic buildup.

  • Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls ofcancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
  • Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable thebody's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, thebody's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
  • Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger,unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relaxand enjoy life.
  • Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellularlevel. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.


Ida Hariati Hashim said...

Dear Kak Eza,

Tq so much for the info. I have relatives died of cancer. The most tragic is my cousin who died of ovarian cancer when she was already engaged to get married, at the age of 27!

Let's lead a healthy lifestyle.

tireless mom said...

Dear DR

Thanks for sharing. Oh oh... I love milk and chocolate, how ah? Wonder why and how you terpanggil untuk menulis and share about this post.

Desert Rose said...


Yeah same here. 2 of grandmas died of cancer and I am dreadful. Better start now before its too late.

So sorry to hear about ur cousin and just imagine at that very young age...

Desert Rose said...

Kak Yatt,

U r welcome.Sape yg tak suka chocolate kan, but lucky me, milk and me is not a good pair ha ha.

This thing called C**** ni memang menghantui I since my grandma passed away due to bile duct cancer. 20 years ago we thought we cant prevent cancer, kalau nak kena just so unlucky for us la kan. But lega that modern science had prove that there's a lot can be done to prevent it.

My liver condition is not very good, so as my mom. In fact she had her bile duct stone removed and her bile duct as well. I am so concerned since doctors said its hereditary.

I am trying to live a healthy life now although organic food taste like selipar jepun and oatmeal taste like tisu basah (not that I penah makan selipar and tisu la kan)....kena try la utk kebaikan.

wanshana said...

Desert Rose,

Thank you for the info.

I had done some reading on the anti-cancer food, etc in the last month or so after my Dad was diagnosed with NPC, but there are a couple of new valuable info here, i.e. on mollasses, and also distilled water.

Thanks so much!

But my siblings are in a dilemma now, coz' we know that after the radiotherapy my Dad would be losing the functions of his tastebuds and he would not be able to taste his food for at least 5-6 months after that. At the age of 80, some had actually asked us to just let him eat whatever he wants to eat before he starts his radiotherapy treatment. And we can see the reasons behind this advice.


julie said...

Syabas Bette,

Very informative post. The ladies on my maternal side have been battling cancer for years.

Starting with my great grandma who succumb to mouth cancer,my grandmother who lost one breast but is well now alhamdullilah and an aunt who also had one breast removed.

This same aunt recently found a lump on her stomach which turned out to be cancerous and she is undergoing treatment now. She is doing well and is an amazingly strong individual.

I can't help but think that had we had this information before we could have prevented this from happening.