Alternative Cancer Treatment and Support
There is a great deal of legitimate research and published studies on non-traditional or alternative cancer treatment and support. A doctor or any physician’s lack of knowledge in this area will never begin to make the research or the incredible results of some of these treatments untrue.
In many cases presented it is shown that non-traditional therapies actually yield better results. In fact the research found by John Boik states that in the United States roughly 40-to 60-percent of cancer patients use some form of complimentary medicine including the use of herbs, vitamins and antioxidants without the guidance of their oncologist or scientific studies.
Because the use of complimentary medicine in the area of cancer support is growing so rapidly, we are more able to establish the powerful results of alternative therapies in supporting the treatment of cancer.
Differing Opinions on Alternative Treatment
There are many differing opinions on the battle against cancer. One opinion that is shared is that cancer is not able to grow and develop as long as there is a sufficiently strong and aware immune system. We all have precancerous cells in our bodies and our immune system is made to trigger the dying-off process of these cells each day. Many cancer victims feel that they have been very healthy and have lived very healthy lives and always wonder how this happened to them. This process never happens overnight—it begins with years of family and job stress, lifestyle choices, bad food choices: lack of nutritional value, food additives, consumption of sugar, and wrong fats and oils, misuse of alcohol and drugs, overexposure to environmental toxins (cleaning solvents, pesticides, air fresheners, metals), bad water, lack of proper and vital nutrients, and so on (according to cancer organizations as much as 80% of all cancers are related to diet and lifestyle). This degeneration process of the body takes place over time and by the time you have been diagnosed there has been an entire process of metabolic breakdown throughout the body that needs immediate attention. Fighting cancer is very difficult and takes a great deal of commitment. In deciding to save your life, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of any products, food sources, and treatments which may extend your life, reduce pain and suffering, and allow your body to have an opportunity to heal itself. It is estimated that when most cancers are diagnosed they have already been developing for 5 to 10 years. The time that it took your body this to develop these abnormal cell growths is an indication of the time and commitment it will take to begin to repair the damage done.
We must add in that physicians are taught nothing about diet and nutrition and its role in healthcare. Asking a doctor about nutritional supplementation and diet in supporting cancer would be like asking a pilot how drive a race car. Always be certain that when you have questions, you ask questions of the professionals who are trained in their particular field of knowledge. Physicians uneducated in an area of alternative medicine often are fearful and recommend the termination of support that may very well be part of the choices that save your life.