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The Definitive Guide to Cannabis Oil Treatment for Cancer (Infographic)

The Cannabis Oil Treatment for cancer is one of the most effective Alternative Treatments there are. However, it is very hard for people to access it freely and get accurate information due to marijuana’s condition as an illegal drug in many countries and states of the U.S.

Furthermore, it is necessary to research in depth this impressive plant, but the illegal condition of it makes it very difficult for the scientific community to do so.

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If you are looking for an alternative to treat your cancer or alleviate the symptoms, or simply to get the best information about this topic, this definite guide to Cannabis Oil Treatment for Cancer, will definitely be a good starting point.

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Index

Cannabinoids, the active ingredients of Cannabis
What’s the difference between CBD and THC?
How exactly Cannabis kills cancer cells?
Types of cancers that Cannabis Oil can treat
Cancer Symptoms that can be alleviated with the use of cannabis
Rick Simpson Oil
How to make Cannabis Oil
Cannabis Oil Dosage
Lifestyle and Diet Changes
Possible Withdrawal Symptoms
What does the American Cancer Society say about the use of marijuana in people with cancer?
Possible Side Effects & Interactions

First of all, let’s understand some basic concepts.

 

[sta_anchor id=”the-active-ingredients”]Cannabinoids, the active ingredients of Cannabis[/sta_anchor]

How Cannabinoids works.
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Marihuana is a very powerful plant which contains cannabinoids. Humans have cannabinoid receptors all over our bodies, which form a system by themselves. When this system is not in balance, the results are illness and physical complications.

The Cannabinoids found in Marijuana, mimic the body’s natural endocannabinoids, providing relief to those symptoms.

The two main cannabinoids in Marijuana are CBD and THC

 

[sta_anchor id=”cbd-thc”]What’s the difference between CBD and THC?[/sta_anchor]

Medical Benefits of CBD and THC
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THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC is the principal ingredient in cannabis, and the responsible for the psychoactive properties of the plant. It’s basically with what you get “high” with. Besides that, studies suggest that THC is effective for:

  • Cancer treatment and as aid for reducing the symptoms coming from conventional treatments
  • PTSD
  • Stimulates appetite for HIV/AIDS patients
  • Help reducing ill people’s pain
  • Inflammation and insomnia
  • Reduces spasms and spasticity in patients with Multiple Sclerosis

CBD – Cannabidiol

This is the second cannabinoid with more scientific research. Besides helping in balancing the “high” coming from the THC, it’s also famous to help with:

  • Epilepsy.
  • Genetics brain disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease.
  • Relief from anxiety, inflammation, psychosis, spasms, seizures and other conditions without the feeling of dysphoria or lethargy.

As Aquarius Cannabis explains “CBD vs. THC levels in marijuana influence the way the bud makes you feel.

First of all, strains that have high levels of THC and low levels of CBD will give you a strong “high” and minimal pain relief or anti-inflammatory properties.

There are also with high levels of both THC and CBD are best suited for serious medical conditions as these strains can provide both psychoactive highs to ease the mind and anxiety, as well as severe pain relief and anti-inflammation.

Finally, there are strains that are low in THC and high in CBD have minimal “high” effects; in fact you would probably barely feel as if you had consumed cannabis. The CBD, however, would be a great pain reliever, cramp-reducer, and anti-inflammatory.

Some people even report they feel more focused, less stressed, and experience less ‘mental chatter’ when consuming CBD-rich cannabis, so they hit a high CBD strain like AC/DC or Cannatonic before writing, reading, or tackling the long overdue email inbox.”

 

[sta_anchor id=”cancer-cell” unsan=”Cancer-cell”]How exactly Cannabis Oil Treatment kills cancer cells?[/sta_anchor]

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There are four ways cannabis (and most efficiently cannabis oil treatment) works killing cancer cells

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Anti-proliferative:

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Complutense University in Madrid, proved that THC, inhibit the growth of new human breast cancer cells.

In addition, other studies show (here and here), that CBD is a potent inhibitor of both cancer growth and spread of various types of cancer including: Breast, skin, pancreatic, bone, lung, colon, glioma, endocrine tumors and leukaemia/lymphoma and others.

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Anti-Metastatic:

Metastatic cancer (cancer that have spread from one place in the body to another), are among the most difficult to treat. Research suggests that cannabis prevents the cancer cells from spreading and adhering to other healthy cells.

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Anti-Angiogenic:

There are several studies that show (like these – 12) that in addition to the above-described anti cancer effects, cannabis oil treatment has been shown to normalize tumor vasculature. As a result, the tumor is not able to continue creating new blood vessels to steal oxygen and nutrients from other healthy cells of the body. Therefore, this cut the tumor’s food supply and encourages death by starvation.

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Pro-apoptotic:

In a healthy person, cells that are damaged or aged can undergo a process of programmed cell death (apoptosis). But, for some reason yet unknown to science*, cancer cells don’t respond to signals that would otherwise cause them to self-destruct. Nevertheless scientists found that cannabinoids are very effective in inducing cancer cells apoptosis in both in vitro and in vivo tests.

* Researchers at the University of Western Ontario have identified the protein (RanBPM) that regulates apoptosis, which is a huge first step to understand the process.

 

[sta_anchor id=”oil-can-treat”]Types of cancers that Cannabis Oil can treat[/sta_anchor]

Types of Cancer that Cannabis Oil can treatThis is not the complete list, but the most common types of cancer that have being cured with cannabis oil treatment.

For more information about how cannabis oil therapy can cure each type of cancer, read the following articles:

https://getcancercure.com/9-types-of-cancer-that-can-be-killed-by-cannabis/

https://herb.co/2017/07/20/cannabis-cancer-treatment/

For a list of 700 diseases and conditions that can be treated with cannabis, visit:

http://www.encod.org/info/700-MEDICINAL-USES-OF-CANNABIS.html

 

[sta_anchor id=”cancer-symptoms”]Cancer Symptoms that can be alleviated with the cannabis oil treatment – or any other way of consumption[/sta_anchor]

Cancer Symptoms Cannabis Oil can treatThe use of Cannabis Oil Therapy goes beyond treating cancer. It is also extremely effective in alleviating cancer-related symptoms. Hence, the why so many cancer patients, especially those undergoing chemo, turn into medical cannabis (either as oil, edibles, raw or smoked/vaporized) to relieve themselves from them.

2 of the most critical symptoms cannabis can alleviate in a cancer patient are pain and nausea.

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Pain

If you ask anyone who has ever smoked cannabis and had pain, any kind of pain, cancer related or non-related, this is definitely one of the things they would tell you: “It’s gone” or “It went down very much”.

Marijuana is very well known for its pain killer properties. But, is there any scientific research that supports what people in the streets are saying?

A selective review of medical cannabis in cancer pain management was published in Aug, 2017 by the University of Toronto, where they presented “a selection of representative clinical studies, from small pilot studies conducted in 1975, to double-blind placebo-controlled trials conducted in 2014 that evaluated the efficacy of cannabinoid-based therapies containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) for reducing cancer-associated pain”

Their conclusion goes as follows: “There is evidence suggesting that medical cannabis reduces chronic or neu-ropathic pain in advanced cancer patients. However, the results of many studies lacked statistical power, in some cases due to limited number of study subjects.

Therefore, there is a need for the conduct of further double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials with large sample sizes in order to establish the optimal dosage and efficacy of different cannabis-based therapies.”

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Nausea and vomiting

Back in 75 the New England Journal of Medicine published a study of the antiemetic (anti-nausea) effects of cannabis in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Here’s an extract of that study:

“No patient vomited while experiencing a subjective ‘high.’ Oral tetrahydrocannabinol has antiemetic properties and is significantly better than a placebo in reducing vomiting caused by chemotherapeutic agents.”

In a 2005 interview with newsweek, Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of hematology-oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and a professor of clinical medicine at the University of California in San Francisco, said: “A day doesn’t go by where I don’t see a cancer patient who has nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain, depression and insomnia.”… “Marijuana is the only anti-nausea medicine that increases appetite.”

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Improves Overall Quality of Life

Cannabis multipurpose quoteLoss of appetite is just another of the symptoms cannabis can alleviate in a cancer patient. Poor Sleep and depression are also part of the big list of these symptoms.

It helps patients sleep and elevates their mood—no easy feat when someone is facing a life-threatening illness. As Dr. Abrams says “I could write six different prescriptions, all of which may interact with each other or the chemotherapy that the patient has been prescribed. Or I could just recommend trying one medicine.”

Low doses of THC have also been found to boost serotonin levels, giving it an antidepressant effect.

For an in depth list of ways cannabis can benefit cancer patients read this article.

 

[sta_anchor id=”rick-simpson”]“Rick Simpson” Cannabis Oil (RSO)[/sta_anchor]

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Rick Simpson is without a doubt the man who put the idea of using Cannabis oil Treatment for Cancer, back on the table.

He became worldwide known after the documentary “Run from the Cure: The Rick Simpson Story” came to life in 2008.

After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal cannabis oil.

In 2003 Rick was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. He had 3 spots of cancer on his body, 2 on his face and 1 on his neck.

 

Rick’s decision on how to handle this diagnosis would be world changing.

After not having much luck with surgery Rick decided to try something different. He remembered a radio headline he heard almost 30 years earlier.  The radio headline had stated that the University of Virginia had found the cannabinoid in cannabis THC could kill cancer in mice.  He figured that if it kills cancer in mice it would kill his cancer too.

Rick’s decision was to go for the cannabis oil treatment. So, he applied his cannabis oil to some bandages and put them on the skin cancer.  After 4 days of waiting he decided it was time to see if anything had happened under the bandages.  To Rick’s surprise the cancer was gone.  

His cannabis oil had cured his cancer.

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When Rick re-discovered that the cannabis oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge, curing and controlling literally hundreds of people’s illnesses…

But, when the story went public, the long arm of the law snatched the medicine – leaving potentially thousands of people without their cancer treatments – and leaving Rick with unconstitutional charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana!

It really is a documentary you must watch.

Here’s the documentary:

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Make sure you also grab your copies of Rick’s Books, they are great resources:

The Rick Simpson Story

Rick Simpson Oil – Nature’s Answer for Cancer

 

[sta_anchor id=”how-to-make-oil”]How to make Cannabis Oil[/sta_anchor]

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There are many recipes out there to make cannabis oil, being Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil Recipe without a doubt the most famous one.

Rick Simpson oil is a Cannabis oil extract that you can make by soaking cannabis plant material in a solvent such as ethanol or isopropyl alcohol and then evaporating the solvent to leave only the pure cannabis oil behind. Typically, this oil is then put into small syringes in the fridge for storage and later medicinal use.

Full recipe here: How to make Rick Simpson’s Cannabis Oil

In addition, there is also a company called Endoca that sells CBD Extract, which has a foundation with the same name, which is bringing a lot of good information about cannabis as a medicine to the public for free.

They claim to have a more refined and safer procedure that the one Rick uses in his recipe.

Here is a video with the procedure:

Full recipe here: How to make Endoca’s Cannabis Oil

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[sta_anchor id=”dosages”]Cannabis Oil Treatment Dosages[/sta_anchor]

According to cureyourcancer.org: “For most people it takes about 60 grams (or about 60ml) of cannabis oil to kill most cancers. For the average person it will take about 90 days to ingest the full 60 gram treatment of cannabis oil. It is important to remember that the 60 gram/ml 90 day treatment protocol is just a recommendation and starting point.  It can take some people a longer time to finish their treatment.”

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Common Cannabis Oil treatment protocol

  • First week: 3 doses of cannabis oil per day of about the size of half grain of white rice.
  • After the first week: Double the dose every four days until you get to 1 ml/1 gr. It can take up to 30-35 days to get there. Once there the dosage should remain the same until you heal the cancer.
  • After the cancer has gone: Continue the treatment for at least 2 more weeks.
  • To keep the good health: You can take 1 gr a month

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It might be possible that the cannabis oil get into your bloodstream better through suppositories than orally taking the oil.

Organic cocoa butter makes an excellent medium for making the suppositories.

Add 1-2 gr of the oil per 100 gr of cocoa butter as a starting point. After that, you will increase the dose working towards having the same dose as taken orally.

What you need:

Instructions:

  • Slowly melt the cocoa butter using the candle warmer.
  • Once the butter is completely melted add the oil and stir until the oil is evenly mixed throughout.
  • Pour the mixture into the suppository molds.
  • Let them cool at room temperature.

Getting the oil as close as possible to the cancer is a good idea. Hence, their use are a great idea for cancers in the lower parts of the body (but not only for those).

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Cannabis Oil Treatment for Skin Cancer:

  • You need an ounce of high quality Cannabis to make about 3-4gr of oil to treat skin cancer.
  • Apply the oil directly in the affected area and cover it with a clean bandage.
  • Re-apply oil and change bandage every 1 or 2 days
  • Continue until cancer is gone and two more weeks beyond that, to ensure killing all the cancer cells.

In most skin cancer cases, the cancer disappears in less than three weeks. In extreme cases it could take longer. Just continue the treatment until the cancer is gone disappears. In conclusion, the speed of healing will depend on your own rate of healing and how deep the cancer is.

An example of a Basal Cell Carcinoma being cured in only 35 days using Cannabis Oil Treatment:

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[sta_anchor id=”lifestyle”]Lifestyle and Diet Changes Recommendations[/sta_anchor]

No matter which cancer treatment you choose to follow, this is a must in your journey. Your habits and diet must be in accordance with an attitude of healing, so you must acquire (if you don’t have them already) very healthy ones.

First of all, it’s to try to get your body into the normal alkaline PH levels every human being should have as cancer develops ONLY in acidic and poorly oxygenated environments.

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Some recommendations to achieve this are:

  • If smoking, QUIT! Quite possible you already know this anyways.
  • Incorporate as many dark green leafs to your diet as you can. They are rich in chlorophyll, which it is like drinking liquid oxygen.
  • Breathing exercises: We have forgotten how to properly breathe, so this is a good thing to do. Try doing the following exercises as many times as you can during the day, especially in the morning when you wake up, to give to your body a boost of very well needed oxygen and fuel.

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There have been people who have experienced withdrawal symptoms when the original cannabis oil treatment is finished.

They didn’t take a maintenance dose of oil nor did they ingest cannabis in any other fashion, such as vaporizing.

These people had symptoms like:

Extreme anxiety, panic attacks, repetitive negative thoughts, inability to focus, no motivation, racing mind, insomnia, loss of appetite, sweats, lack of sex drive.

The patients manifested symptoms that in some cases mimicked depression.

These symptoms were gone within 10-14 days. Not all patients experience these side effects after they finish the cannabis oil treatment.

 

[sta_anchor id=”society”]What does the American Cancer Society say about the use of marijuana in people with cancer?[/sta_anchor]

  • They support the need for more scientific research on cannabinoids for cancer patients.
  • Recognize the need for better and more effective therapies that can overcome the side effects of cancer and its treatment.
  • In addition, the Society also believes that the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance by the DEA imposes numerous conditions on researchers and deters scientific study of cannabinoids.
  • Federal officials should examine options consistent with federal law for enabling more scientific study on marijuana.
  • Medical decisions about pain and symptom management should be made between the patient and his or her doctor. Furthermore, the doctors should balance the evidence of benefit and harm to the patient, the patient’s preferences and values, and any laws and regulations that may apply.
  • The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the Society’s advocacy affiliate, has not taken a position on legalization of marijuana for medical purposes because of the need for more scientific research on marijuana’s potential benefits and harms.
  • However, ACS CAN opposes the smoking or vaping of marijuana and other cannabinoids in public places because the carcinogens in marijuana smoke pose numerous health hazards to the patient and others in the patient’s presence.

Cannabis Oil Treatment Safety

Fatally overdosing on marijuana in its most commonly ingested forms is seemingly impossible.

In 1988, a DEA judge argued in favor of rescheduling marijuana in part because of its low harm profile. In his ruling, he wrote that a user would have to ingest somewhere between 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC contained in a single joint to approach lethal toxicity.

“A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response,” wrote Judge Francis Young.

Another recent study suggests a lethal dose of marijuana may actually be even higher.

To be at risk of fatal poisoning, a user would have to orally ingest more than half a gram of pure THC per kilogram of body mass, according to a 2014 analysis of the compound.

Therefore, at 88 kg, the average American man would have to down more than an ounce and a half of 100% Pure THC extract. That’s almost certainly not possible.

“That’s far more than most people will consume throughout their entire lifetime,” said Jahan Marcu, chief science officer at  Americans for Safe Access, an organization that advocates for cannabis as medicine.

 

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Cannabis oil use may cause a decrease in concentration, memory, and the ability to learn and think. It is not safe to mix cannabis oil with other medications — such as antidepressants, anxiety medications, pain relievers, seizure medications and muscle relaxers — because it may cause drowsiness and fatigue.

Do not use cannabis oil, or any cannabis product, if you are pregnant, could become pregnant or are breastfeeding. You should play safe as there are very split conclusions around this topic. After all, it is your child’s and your quality of life on the line.

There are many strains of cannabis, and they are not all equal. Try to make the oil yourself with organic plant material grown by you or a reputable grower. Or if you buy it, make sure to purchase it through a reputable and lab-tested company.

Finally, go through the legal and safe means of obtaining it in order to ensure the health benefits and limit the side effects of the Cannabis Oil Treatment.

 

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9 TYPES OF CANCER THAT CAN BE KILLED BY CANNABIS

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world, and has been used for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient times. It produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids.

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These Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system. Some of these cannabinoids are psychoactive and act on the brain by changing mood or consciousness. Cannabinoids can be taken by mouth, inhaled, or sprayed under the tongue.

The Battle Between Cannabis and The FDA

In the United States, federal and state laws regarding the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids are in conflict and have led to confusion among patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Currently, cannabis is legal for medical purposes in 50% of the states, and another seventeen states allow products that are high in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) for medical use.

On the FDA’S website Questions and Answer about Marijuana, they said that cannabis has not be approved, because according to them, there’s not enough research that prove that can be safe or effective for the treatment of any disease or condition. Also, The FDA only supports researchers who conduct adequate and well-controlled clinical trials which may lead to the development of safe and effective marijuana products to treat medical conditions.

However, there is actually a lot of scientific research on cannabis and its effectiveness in curing not only cancer but many other conditions. So, the question remains the same: Why does the FDA not approve the use of medical cannabis? Perhaps the answer to that question is because it is something organic and natural that can not give it to them and Big Pharma, the income that they want.

Types of Cancer That Can Be Killed by Cannabis

There is no doubt that cannabinoids are interesting biological molecules. Hundreds of scientists around the world are investigating their potential in cancer and other diseases, brought together under the blanket organization The International Cannabinoid Research Society.

Researchers first looked at the anticancer properties of cannabinoids back in the 1970s, and many hundreds of scientific papers looking at cannabinoids and cancer have been published since then. Let’s take a closer look at the evidence!

#1. Brain Cancer

Cannabinoids decrease tumor progression by at least 2 mechanisms: apoptotic death (tumor cells) and the inhibition of tumor angiogenesis. A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, determined that THC and other cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth. THC was found to decrease tumour cells in two out of the nine patients, and the delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects.

Also, according to a 2014 study conducted by oncologist Wai Lu at St. George’s University of London, cannabinoids like THC and CBD are highly efficient at destroying glioma cells. During a clinical study, Lu found that CBD and THC alone were capable of killing roughly half of the glioma cells present in affected mice. When these cannabinoids were used in conjunction with radiotherapy, however, the treatment caused the tumors in several of the mice to stop growing entirely.


Additionally, Lu found that when THC and CBD were used together to treat tumors, researchers could use less of each compound and still achieve the same effects. This is important because THC is psychoactive and can cause unwanted psychoactive side effects for people receiving treatment. Fortunately, when combined with CBD, THC can be used in smaller doses and patients receiving treatment can reap the medical benefits of the compound without any of the “high” feelings traditionally associated with it.

Cannabis can protect the brain from neurodegeneration

A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, examined the biochemical events in both acute neuronal damage and in slowly progressive, neurodegenerative diseases. They conducted a magnetic resonance imaging study that looked at THC (the main active compound in marijuana) and found that it reduced neuronal injury in rats. The results of this study provide evidence that the cannabinoid system can serve to protect the brain against neurodegeneration.

#2- Breast Cancer

As remarkable as it may seem, there is reliable and growing for-real evidence suggesting that cannabis can slow the growth of tumors by hindering their ability to hijack blood vessels for their own nefarious purposes (angiogenesis), hamper the migration of cancer cells throughout the body (metastasis), and actually hasten the death (autophagy and apoptosis) of these otherwise uncontrollably proliferating rogue cells. In other words, cannabis really does fight cancer.

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A study published in the US National Library of Medicine, conducted by the California Pacific Medical Centre, determined that cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits human breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion. They also demonstrated that CBD significantly reduces tumour mass. Another study published in the journal Molecular Cancer showed that THC reduced tumour growth and tumour numbers. They determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell proliferation, induce cancer cell apoptosis, and impair tumour angiogenesis (all good things). This study provides strong evidence for the use of cannabinoid-based therapies to manage breast cancer.

#3- Lung Cancer

While smoking marijuana is never good for the lungs, the active ingredient in marijuana may help fight lung cancer. A study published in the journal Oncogene by Harvard Medical School’s Experimental Medicine Department determined that THC inhibits epithelial growth factor induced lung cancer cell migration and more. They go on to state that THC and other cannabinoids should be explored as novel therapeutic molecules in controlling the growth and metastasis of certain lung cancers.

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Also, a study published in the US National Library of Medicine by the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology in Germany determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell invasion. Effects were confirmed in primary tumour cells from a lung cancer patient.  Overall, data indicated that cannabinoids decrease cancer cell invasiveness.

#4- Prostate Cancer

The use of medical marijuana for prostate cancer is causing more men to look into this controversial treatment. One of the most common medical uses of marijuana is for cancer symptoms and the side effects of treatment such as chemotherapy, but studies on people who have used the drug are proving that marijuana may also have some anti-tumor effects.

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A study in Italy analyzed the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) on prostate cancer. These chemicals are not related to THC, the component that makes one “high” with marijuana. The researchers found that CBD was effective in killing prostate carcinoma. It also prevented its growth and spread. They also found that the chemicals in cannabis enhance each other’s cancer-killing properties.

Also, in 2009, a team of researchers from the University of Alcalá in Spain published a study in the British Journal of Cancer that adds merit to the thought. It suggests that cannabinoid treatments could inhibit prostate cancer cell growth through activation of the CB2 receptors. All in all, the study involved three human prostate cancer cell lines – PC-3, DU-145, and LNCaP. Results show that a chemical similar to anandamide (the body’s natural version of THC) inhibited PC-3 cell growth. They experienced the same results with JWH-015, a synthetic CB2 receptor agonist.

#5- Blood Cancer

Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. Most of these cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is produced. Stem cells in your bone marrow mature and develop into three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. These abnormal blood cells, or cancerous cells, prevent your blood from performing many of its functions, like fighting off infections or preventing serious bleeding.

Common treatments are chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in some cases, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. However, cannabis is also a natural alternative that can kill cancer cells.

In 2016, an experiment published in BioMed Central Cancer found that the psychoactive component in cannabis, THC, successfully halted the proliferation of leukemia cell cultures. The study used the drug dronabinol, which is a synthetic drug designed to resemble and mimic the effects of THC. The researchers found that the drug was most effective in  acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia cells.

Also cancer research has shown that cannabis compounds can trigger apoptosis in tumor cells, which is a hallmark of an effective cancer drug. In 2006, a study published in Molecular Cancer Research found that THC treatment successfully triggered apoptosis in cultured leukemia T cells.

Additional research has shown that cannabis compounds are anti-metastatic, which prevents tumor cells from infecting other areas after a tumor develops. In the laboratory, cannabis compounds also prevent tumor cells from establishing blood vessels. Without blood vessels, the tumors starve.

#6- Oral Cancer

Due to an increase in national marijuana usage, state-by-state legalization, and an overall laissez-faire societal view, questions have arisen relating marijuana use to oral cancer development. Does the smoke from marijuana or the properties associated with its chemical nature lead to oral cancer?

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The overall consensus among researchers is no. According to Norml.org, cannabis smoke — unlike tobacco smoke — has not been definitively linked to cancer in humans. Cannabis smoke contains many of the same carcinogens as tobacco smoke … but just not the cancer-causing carcinogens. In fact, cannabis also contains cannabinoids, such as THC, which contain anticancer properties. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine shows that cannabinoids are potent inhibitors of cellular respiration and are toxic to highly malignant oral tumours.

#7- Liver Cancer

The liver is the body’s primary detoxification organ. The filtering factory for all of our blood, it is particularly susceptible to certain kinds of cancers. Fortunately, recent research has found that cannabinoid therapy may halt the progression of the disease.

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In 2015, Chinese researchers tested a synthetic cannabinoid called WIN55, 212-2 against HCC tumor cells. Cannabinoid is a man-made model of THC, the primary psychoactive in marijuana. The tumor cells were cultivated and treated outside the body.

Researchers observed that when cannabinoid is applied to the cells, the tumor growth seemed to stop. Cannabinoid stopped the development of the cancer cells by activating special receptors in the tumor. It engaged the cannabinoid receptor 2, which is a site that acts sort of like a lock, waiting for specific instructions from a chemical trigger.

#8- Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive form of cancer and is very difficult to treat. Unfortunately, the devastating condition is also on the rise. However, a study published in 2006 by a team of Spanish researchers, who found that cannabinoids – including natural and synthetic versions of THC – were able to reduce the growth of tumors in two different animal models of pancreatic cancer. Interestingly, the study found that while cannabinoids were able to induce apoptosis (cell death) of tumor cells, normal pancreatic cells were left unaffected.

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#9- Ovarian Cancer

As the name implies, ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, and as such, only affects women. As the seventh-most common form of cancer for women, this is treated very seriously, particularly because it attacks such a vital part of the body, making surgery more complicated and dangerous.

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Like most types of cancer, there is a wide variety of potential treatment options for ovarian cancer, including immunotherapy, chemotherapy, etc. However, there can be debilitating side effects to some treatments, as well as inherent risk, so, many people have turned to more natural forms of treatment for ovarian cancer: Cannabis.

A study with medical marijuana support a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is also conceivable that with available cannabinoids as lead compounds, non-habit forming agents that have higher biological effects could be developed.

Final Thoughts

As you can see cannabis is excellent for combating various types of cancer and even for fighting other diseases! Every day there is more and more research, which proves the effectiveness of this natural plant, although the FDA still does not see it as safe.

There is no doubt that the natural is winning its battlefield in medicine, it is time for us to start using it. Heal yourself naturally!

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Key Takeaways

  • Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world, and has been used for medicinal purposes dating back to ancient times. It produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids.
  • These Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system.
  • Some of these cannabinoids are psychoactive and act on the brain by changing mood or consciousness. Cannabinoids can be taken by mouth, inhaled, or sprayed under the tongue.

The Battle Between Cannabis and The FDA

  • In the United States, federal and state laws regarding the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids are in conflict and have led to confusion among patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.
  • On the FDA’S website Questions and Answer about Marijuana, they said that cannabis has not be approved, because according to them, there’s not enough research that prove that can be safe or effective for the treatment of any disease or condition. Also, The FDA only supports researchers who conduct adequate and well-controlled clinical trials which may lead to the development of safe and effective marijuana products to treat medical conditions. (source)
  • However, there is actually a lot of scientific research on cannabis and its effectiveness in curing not only cancer but many other conditions. So, the question remains the same: Why does the FDA not approve the use of medical cannabis? Perhaps the answer to that question is because it is something organic and natural that can not give it to them and Big Pharma, the income that they want.

Types of Cancer That Can Be Killed by Cannabis

  • There is no doubt that cannabinoids are interesting biological molecules. Hundreds of scientists around the world are investigating their potential in cancer and other diseases, brought together under the blanket organization The International Cannabinoid Research Society. (source)
  • Researchers first looked at the anticancer properties of cannabinoids back in the 1970s, and many hundreds of scientific papers looking at cannabinoids and cancer have been published since then. Let’s take a closer look at the evidence! (source)

#1. Brain Cancer

  • A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, determined that THC and other cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth. THC was found to decrease tumour cells in two out of the nine patients, and the delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects. (see full study)
  • Also, according to a 2014 study conducted by oncologist Wai Lu at St. George’s University of London, cannabinoids like THC and CBD are highly efficient at destroying glioma cells. (see full study)
  • A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, examined the biochemical events in both acute neuronal damage and in slowly progressive, neurodegenerative diseases. They conducted a magnetic resonance imaging study that looked at THC (the main active compound in marijuana) and found that it reduced neuronal injury in rats. The results of this study provide evidence that the cannabinoid system can serve to protect the brain against neurodegeneration. (see full study)

#2- Breast Cancer

  • Cannabis can slow the growth of tumors by hindering their ability to hijack blood vessels for their own nefarious purposes (angiogenesis), hamper the migration of cancer cells throughout the body (metastasis), and actually hasten the death (autophagy and apoptosis) of these otherwise uncontrollably proliferating rogue cells.
  • A study published in the US National Library of Medicine, conducted by the California Pacific Medical Centre, determined that cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits human breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion. They also demonstrated that CBD significantly reduces tumour mass. Another study published in the journal Molecular Cancer showed that THC reduced tumour growth and tumour numbers. They determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell proliferation, induce cancer cell apoptosis, and impair tumour angiogenesis.  (study #1, study #2)

#3- Lung Cancer

  • While smoking marijuana is never good for the lungs, the active ingredient in marijuana may help fight lung cancer. A study published in the journal Oncogene by Harvard Medical School’s Experimental Medicine Department determined that THC inhibits epithelial growth factor induced lung cancer cell migration and more. (see full study)
  • Also, a study published in the US National Library of Medicine by the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology in Germany determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell invasion. Effects were confirmed in primary tumour cells from a lung cancer patient.  Overall, data indicated that cannabinoids decrease cancer cell invasiveness. (see full study)

#4- Prostate Cancer

  • A study in Italy analyzed the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) on prostate cancer. These chemicals are not related to THC, the component that makes one “high” with marijuana. The researchers found that CBD was effective in killing prostate carcinoma. It also prevented its growth and spread. They also found that the chemicals in cannabis enhance each other’s cancer-killing properties. (see full study)
  • Also, in 2009, a team of researchers from the University of Alcalá in Spain published a study in the British Journal of Cancer that adds merit to the thought. It suggests that cannabinoid treatments could inhibit prostate cancer cell growth through activation of the CB2 receptors. (see full study)

#5- Blood Cancer

  • Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. Most of these cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is produced. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cell. Common treatments are chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in some cases, a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. However, cannabis is also a natural alternative that can kill cancer cells.
  • In 2016, an experiment published in BioMed Central Cancer found that the psychoactive component in cannabis, THC, successfully halted the proliferation of leukemia cell cultures. The researchers found that the drug was most effective in  acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemia cells. (see full study)
  • In 2006, a study published in Molecular Cancer Research found that THC treatment successfully triggered apoptosis in cultured leukemia T cells. Additional research has shown that cannabis compounds are anti-metastatic, which prevents tumor cells from infecting other areas after a tumor develops.  (study #1, study #2)

#6- Oral Cancer

  • Mouth cancer (sometimes known as oral cancer) mainly affects the tongue, cheeks, throat and lips. However, it can also develop in the tonsils and the salivary glands. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine shows that cannabinoids are potent inhibitors of cellular respiration and are toxic to highly malignant oral tumours. (see full study)

#7- Liver Cancer

  • The liver is the body’s primary detoxification organ. The filtering factory for all of our blood, it is particularly susceptible to certain kinds of cancers. Fortunately, recent research has found that cannabinoid therapy may halt the progression of the disease.
  • In 2015, Chinese researchers tested a synthetic cannabinoid called WIN55, 212-2 against HCC tumor cells. Researchers observed that when cannabinoid is applied to the cells, the tumor growth seemed to stop. Cannabinoid stopped the development of the cancer cells by activating special receptors in the tumor. It engaged the cannabinoid receptor 2, which is a site that acts sort of like a lock, waiting for specific instructions from a chemical trigger. (see full study)

#8- Pancreatic Cancer

  • Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive form of cancer and is very difficult to treat. Unfortunately, the devastating condition is also on the rise. However, a study published in 2006 by a team of Spanish researchers, who found that cannabinoids – including natural and synthetic versions of THC – were able to reduce the growth of tumors in two different animal models of pancreatic cancer. Interestingly, the study found that while cannabinoids were able to induce apoptosis (cell death) of tumor cells, normal pancreatic cells were left unaffected. (see full study)

#9- Ovarian Cancer

  • Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. In 2014, it killed more than 14,000 women, because it is a hard disease to detect and treat. However, a study with medical marijuana support a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is also conceivable that with available cannabinoids as lead compounds, non-habit forming agents that have higher biological effects could be developed. (see full study)
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How to Prevent Cancer? 12 tips to live a healthy life

According to the World Health Organization, each year about 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer and about eight million die from this disease. Like any illness or disease, cancer can occur without warning. Many factors that increase your risk of getting cancer are beyond your control; such as your family history and your genes. However, there also some tips to prevent cancer.

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So, any of the more than 250 known cancers have a double causal component: genetic and environmental. In fact, the relationship of the individual to the environment can determine the occurrence of genetic mutations that induce the onset and development of the disease. It is for this reason that a healthy life is the best way to prevent cancer. A balanced diet, exercise and avoid direct contact with chemical agents known to cause cancer.

 

How to Prevent Cancer?

It is scientifically proven and there are studies that clearly demonstrate that there are three factors that help us to prevent cancer: balanced eating, daily physical exercise and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Besides this, it is also true that we have to learn to connect with our bodies and our minds; in order to these changes to happen naturally and sustainably instead of sudden and not being able to sustain them with time.

If you learn to control your mind; you can unleash your true human potential in which health and happiness are nothing but common life. Let’s elaborate a bit more with some tips to “prevent cancer”.

 

#1- Use your mind more in the right direction.

  • Swap from thinking “how to prevent cancer” to “how to be healthy”. Stop running away from the disease and just learn by experience to be healthy.
  • Use your focus as well in adding things that are having a positive effect in your life instead of subtracting the ones you want to remove.
  • Focus in including more healthy foods to your life instead of eliminating the unhealthy ones.

 

#2- Ease your mind and control your life.

As a side effect of the lifestyle that we were taught to have, our mind and body skills are getting lost. Are you willing to participate in a 3 min experiment?

Yes?    

The terrible lack of attention we have due to the enormous amount of distractions in our daily life is making us to be expectators instead of the own star of our own movie called life.

Without this concentration, how can you truly focus into doing something to improve your life? So, as a recommendation meditate at least 10 min in the morning and 10 min before sleeping. It will do wonders in your life.

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Meditation is a tool to train the mind, that like with a muscle that hasn’t being trained for a while, it loses its strength. Meditation is your mind’s free and 24/7 gym. Use it and use it as much as possible.

Meditation types are many. As a suggestion check out Vipassana Meditation. It’s an incredible meditation technique that is use to keep yourself as equanimous as possible no matter what happens around you in your life. It’s an experience that every human being should go through at least once in one’s life and it doesn’t matter if you practice any religion or none at all.

The courses, including food and accommodation, are free. Only people who has gone through the 10 days course can choose to donate as a way to keep the course to reach more people who needs it.

Do your own research and you will get to find your own technique.

Recommended Meditation Course: Vipassana Meditation

 

 #3- Maintain a healthy weight, it’s not only for the looks.

According to researchers of the Washington University School of Medicine, “weight, weight gain, and obesity account for approximately 20% of all cancer cases.” Ideally, you should maintain a Normal Body Mass Index (BMI), which is the relationship of weight to height and is an easy and quick indicator to identify if you have a healthy weight.

To calculate your BMI divide your weight in kilograms between your height in meters raised to the square. Fat accumulated at the abdominal level increases the risk of cancer and other diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.

Dealing with weight loss is much more than the myth of “less calories in and more calories out”. If it was just like that, we wouldn’t be living the obesity epidemic that we are facing right now, isn’t it? So, if diets and exercises don’t work by themselves, what actually works?

We are complex beings, and as such our bodies and minds are unique to each individual. With this in mind, in order to SUSTAINABLE lose weight, it is important that you address the unique triggers of your obesity.

Obesity can be the result of a tragic emotional event, it can be from high levels of toxicity in the body, poor quality sleep and many other factors and the combinations of them.

You must know what’s really causing your obesity and deal with it with a holistic approach, so, with that you can fight many diseases and prevent cancer. 

If you are really interested in sustainable weight loss,

check out this FREE quiz to learn about the possible triggers that are causing your obesity

 

 #4- Get regular physical activity, we are made out of energy, energy is supposed to move.

Exercise is critical for improving one’s overall health. It is the key to cardiovascular wellness, respiratory productivity and improving your mood. Many people don’t enjoy adding exercise to their daily life and yet, it’s been proven in thousands of studies to both prevent cancer and fight diseases.

A 2009 meta-analysis of 52 epidemiologic studies that examined the association between physical activity and colon cancer risk found that the most physically active individuals had a 24% lower risk of colon cancer than those who were the least physically active.

Also, In a study of over 1 million individuals, leisure-time physical activity was linked to reduced risks of esophageal adenocarcinoma, liver cancer, gastric cardia cancer (a type of stomach cancer), kidney cancer, myeloid leukemia, myeloma, and cancers of the head and neck, rectum, and bladder.

How Should You Exercise?

Doctors recommend to do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day to have good cardiovascular health. A brisk walk will do it. But there is always space for some more activity, right? Well, it turns out that is not as easy as the popular belief that exercising is just about willpower says.

Many people suffer with this assumption when in reality, one can only truly and sustainable exercise when our bodies are ready for it!.

If you feel like this is not your case and you are ready to get some moving around, then, JUST GO FOR IT! The real reason to do some exercise, it’s not to lose weight. The real reason resides in feeling amazing!

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When doing exercises, your body go through a series of metabolic changes that help your body to get healthier and your mind to get clearer and as a result you get this feel-good sensation that lasts for hours (and when doing exercises regularly lasts for a very long time).

If you already know what your favorite physical activity/ies is/are, great! it’s easy to start over or to keep going. If you are a bit lost in this sense, you can try Yoga. Even if you are doing something else, complement your physical training with Yoga; to get into levels of your body and mind, that might not be touched with other kinds of activities.

Yoga classes are everywhere nowadays. Find a class that you feel comfortable with, even if it means to try a few classes. If you don’t have the time to go to a Yoga class, you still have no excuse, there are many video programs accessible for you.

If you have no idea where to start or you think it’s very difficult, then try a little bit of so-called Pre Yoga or Upa Yoga.

 

 #5- Have a healthy diet, every single cell of your body will appreciate it.

Experts say eating healthy is an important way to prevent cancer. When you put the right kinds of foods (cancer fighting foods) into your body; you fuel your cells with the nutrients they need to stay healthy.  This we know already. But how can you do that? Without getting into the specifics of any specific available diet, some key recommendations and first steps are:

– Make sure you have three main components in at least your main meals:

 

#1- Protein:

Many different studies have established a link between the risk of cancer and eating processed meat such bacon, sausages, hotdogs, pepperoni, and salami. Eating about 2 oz. (50 grams) a day of processed meat increases your risk of colorectal cancer by 20%. This could be due to the nitrate preservatives or other substances used in the processing of the meat; although risk factors for cancer also increase by eating red meat, too. The safest strategy is to limit the amount of processed meat you consume and vary your diet by seeking out other protein sources; such as fish, chicken, eggs, nuts, and soy, rather than relying just on red meat. Try to get these protein sources as wild or free-range as possible.

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#2- Omega 3’s:

The term “omega-3 fatty acids”; refers to a suite of polyunsaturated fatty acids essential to overall health due to their role in a number of systems and functions of the body. However, the body do not produce omega-3 fatty acids, so you must be acquire them via diet and supplements.

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The highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids are inside of coldwater fish; such as sardines, salmon, herring, tuna, cod, mackerel, halibut, and shark. These fatty acids are also in lower concentrations in plant foods such as flaxseed, walnuts, Great Northern beans, kidney beans, navy beans, and soybeans.

A study was by the University of North Carolina’s, looked at data from 1,463 breast cancer patients who had participated in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP). This study tracked fish and omega-3 fatty acid intake of ALA, DPA, EPA, DHA and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (arachidonic acid and linoleic acid). In 14.7 years 485 people had died, with 210 of these from breast cancer. Those in the group who consumed the most omega-3 foods (in this case, fish) were 25 to 29 percent more likely to survive.

#3- Raw Foods:

Raw foods build the immune system, but many fruits and vegetables also have nutrients that kill cancer cells and/or stop the spread of cancer. While the term “raw food” means food eaten without cooking, in the context of a cancer diet, a “raw food” diet is a vegan type of diet, where the vast majority of fruits and vegetables that are consumed are known to kill cancer cells, directly or indirectly. In other words, to fight cancer, do not use a random selection of uncooked vegetables and fruits, but a very selective subset of vegetables and fruits specifically selected to treat cancer because there are cancer fighting foods that can help you to fight and prevent cancer perfectly.

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– Consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Variety is the most important, since the nutrients found in let’s say broccoli are different from the ones in an apple. The color is indicative of the sources of nutrients it can provide, so try to include vegetables and fruits in your diet with as many different colors as possible.

– Prefer complex carbohydrates.

Complex carbohydrates such as legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables contain more fiber, vitamins and minerals, so they are more nutritious.  Refined flours tend to raise blood sugar levels, generating more anxiety and alterations in insulin levels, which stimulate the accumulation of body fat. For this reason the ideal is to avoid everything that is refined and high in sugar, such as white bread, white rice, pasta, cookies, pastries, etc.

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– Add more spices into your food, a tastier solution for salt

Besides all the medicinal power of many herbs and spices, this by itself will lower the amount of salt you need to use in your food. Sodium is necessary for proper functioning of the body, but excess increases the risk of diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Sodium is present in many other foods such as sausages, canned foods, fast food, processed foods, soups, condiments such as consommé, cubes, sauces, dressings, etc.

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– Use more healthy unrefined oils full of benefits, nutrition and energy.

Every time you can use good unrefined organic oils, don’t think about it. Just do it. A couple of amazingly good unrefined oils are coconut and flaxseed oils. Keep them at hand while on the kitchen that the nutritious virtuosity of these two oils are not to be dismissed. In the other hand, trans and saturated fats are present in fast foods, cakes, pastries, sauces and frozen foods and they are the main culprits in the rise in LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, triglycerides, and a decrease in HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

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 #6- Try to do more meaningful activities to lower the alcohol and tobacco use.

Alcohol and tobacco are among the top causes of preventable deaths in the United States. Moreover, these substances often are used together: Studies have found that people who smoke are much more likely to drink, and people who drink are much more likely to smoke.

Dependence on alcohol and tobacco also is correlated: People who are dependent on alcohol are three times more likely then, those in the general population to be smokers, and people who are dependent on tobacco are four times more likely than the general population to be dependent on alcohol.

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People who drink and smoke are at higher risk for certain types of cancer, particularly those of the mouth and throat. Alcohol and tobacco cause approximately 80 percent of cases of cancer of the mouth and throat in men and about 65 percent in women. For people who both smoke and drink, the danger of mouth and throat cancer increases dramatically—in fact, the combined risk is greater than or equal to the risk associated with alcohol multiplied by the risk associated with tobacco. Alcohol and tobacco co-use appears to substantially increase the risk of at least one type of cancer of the esophagus.

Both alcohol and tobacco are two of the biggest causes of cancer. Incorporate as many healthy habits as you can into your life and it will make a much easier way out to any of your addictions.

 

#7- Store food properly.

When food, especially cereals and grains, are stored at room temperature mold is formed, and it can produce a toxin called aflatoxin. Research indicates that it is one of the strongest potentiators of cancer. There many techniques to preserve all your food, but the most common ways to do it are:

 

#1- DRYING

Drying, arguably the oldest food preservation method, is a great way of preserving herbs, fruits, vegetables and meats. To dry herbs, simply tie them together and hang in a sunny spot away from any humidity. To dry fruits or vegetables; set them out on a clean surface and keep them in the sun for a few weeks (this only works well in dry, warm climates). A more modern method of drying is to use an electric dehydrating machine.

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However, you can dehydrate your food at home is very easy! There 3 ways to do it, choose what you like the most: The First One Is With Your Oven, just turn it to the lowest setting; cut your fruit and veg into ¼ inch slices, and put them in the oven on a lined sheet pan for as long as they need, usually 6 to 8 hours. If you don’t want to wait this long; you can compromise by bumping the oven up to 225°F, though the results will be a little less traditionally dehydrated.

The Second Way Is With a Toaster Oven, just put the toaster oven on it’s lowest setting and leave the door slightly open to avoid condensation. Keep your eye on the food you’re dehydrating, and you’ll eventually end up with a pretty perfect dried snack. 

Finally The Last One Is With The Sun! Yes, you read it right. With this method veggie, herbs and fruits develop an extra level of sweetness. To do it, just slice them thin, place them on a baking sheet, and leave them in a very sunny spot until they’re perfect, which could take a few days. Be sure to put some kind of mesh material over the food, to keep the flies from getting to it.

 

#2- SALTING

Salting is a subcategory of the drying method. The main difference here is that salt is added to products, mainly meat and fish, to draw out moisture. This lowers the bacteria content and makes food adaptable for later use. Adding salt to animal protein turns it a bit leathery. Popular foods made in this tradition are beef jerky and dry salted cod.

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#3- CANNING

In order to can foods, you need heat. Prefer glass jars when canning. The important thing will be to sterilise your equipment in simmering water for a few minutes (this includes lids). Then they will be ready to be filled with things like jam. After filling, place the lid on firmly, but not too tight. To finalise the process lower the jars into a pot full of water, cover and bring to a boil. Process for about 10 minutes. Pull the jars out of the hot water and let cool. They will vacuum seal as they cool. Cooking times vary per recipe.

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#4- PICKLING

The main difference between this category and canning is that you need two things for pickling: salt and acid. Pickling requires you soak your produce, most famously cucumbers, in a brine with salt. When they have pickled for the desired amount of time you transfer them to a jar full of vinegar. At this point you can use the canning method to produce a vacuum seal, if you wish.

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A bonus of pickling is that it does not change the texture too much. The vegetables undergo a fermentation process, which also results in a vitamin boost. Pickled vegetables are known for having an increased level of vitamin B6.

#5- FREEZING

Freezing changes the texture of most fruits and some vegetables, but meats and fish farewell.  The best way to do this is freeze fruit in batches (the same method would apply to vegetables). For instance, scatter fresh berries on a baking tray and put it in the freezer. After they have frozen solid, put them in a bag. This will avoid clumps of berries that are impossible to separate without thawing.

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 #8- Protect yourself from UV rays

Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight can cause changes in your skin. Sun rays (UVA and UVB) can damage skin cells. These damaging rays are also found in tanning beds and solar lamps. Sunburns and many years of sun exposure can lead to skin cancer.

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#9- Detoxify your body periodically to keep it tune throughout the year.

This is probably one of the best things you can do to decrease the likelihood of having any degenerative disease.  Our bodies perform at their best in a slightly alkaline PH. When the body is in an acidic state, disease find the perfect medium to live in.

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By going through a detox you will give your body the chance to go back to its normal PH and to get rid of the toxins you have accumulated due to the food, environment, stress, chemical medicines, vaccines, etc…

This way, your body can stop wasting energy in alkalinizing and keeping these toxins away from your organs and blood and can invest it into rebuilding and healing itself. If you are interested in knowing your saliva’s PH (a good indicator of the overall PH of your body) you can use a simple PH Indicator Strip. Optimal PH level is 7.4.

 

How do you know you are ready for a detox?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, your body is most likely telling you that it’s time for a detox:

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  • Experience regular fatigue or insomnia.
  • Often struggle to focus and/or experience “brain fog”.
  • Constantly crave sweet foods.
  • Experience regular constipation and/or loose stools.
  • Have regular bloating and/or excessive flatulence.
  • Battle with daily mood swings.
  • Find your sex drive has decreased dramatically.
  • Experience persistent headaches.
  • Have taken a recent course of antibiotics.
  • Regularly eat processed, fried or fast foods.
  • Skin conditions like psoriasis, dandruff or eczema.
  • Suffering from bad breath or gingivitis.

So, How can you do a detox?

Infinite possibilities. From fasting, juicing, just eating raw vegetarian meals, enemas, massages, yoga, a mix of them or many other ways, you just have to find the right fit for yourself.

You have a wide range of options on internet to follow a detox program. Here a couple of recommendations:

Even though the Gerson Therapy  is famous for being and extraordinary alternative cancer cures that work, when a healthy individual uses it as a preventive method, the results are incredible. You can literally restore your body’s natural abilities to heal itself and it will perform at its best.

The therapy uses juicing (about 13 juices per day), coffee enemas and some supplements. All of them from organic sources.

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Another recommended Detox Program is the 7 Day Food Matters Cleanse.

This detox plan was consciously designed to be a program that actually anybody could follow and sustain throughout the 7 days. Balanced nutrition and gentle cleansing foods to give your body a deserved rest. Juices, smoothies, evening soups, optional easy yoga flows and motivational videos, dry body brushing, enemas and some supplements are part of this plan. They also provide a support group.

No matter which program you choose to follow, take this time to really detox your entire life. Get rid of toxic relationships, declutter your house, detox your mind through meditation and visualization and paying attention to the things you hear and see all the time.

 

Would you like to see the power of juicing first hand? Make sure to watch Super Juice Me: “The big Juice Experiment” 8 People, 22 diseases, 1 Solution?

 

#10- Protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.

To prevent getting a sexually transmitted disease, or STD, always avoid sex with anyone who has genital sores, a rash, discharge, or other symptoms. The only time unprotected sex is safe is if you and your partner have sex only with each other, and if it’s been at least six months since you each tested negative for STDs.

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The more sexual partners you have (especially without condom use), the greater your risk of contracting human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer, throat cancer, and penile, vaginal, and anal cancer.

In fact, researchers said that, throat cancers caused by HPVs transmitted during oral sex have increased significantly in the United States in recent years. In the study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers tested tumor samples from 271 patients with certain types of throat cancer diagnosed from 1984 to 2004. The virus was found in only 16 percent of the samples from the 1980s — but in 72 percent of those collected after 2000.

 

 #11- Seek health from food and lifestyle, no drugs

The abuse of any type of drug for a long period of time is associated with an increased risk for a number of health issues; including a risk to develop cancer. Often, the risk to develop cancer and the abuse of specific drugs may be related through some tertiary mechanism, such as an individual engaging in polydrug abuse, the tendency for those who chronically abuse drugs to neglect issues with personal hygiene and health, and other factors.

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There is some research that indicates that children prescribed the drug Ritalin for ADHD demonstrate the development of chromosomal abnormalities that are associated with increased risk for cancer. Other research has suggested that the use of stimulants like cocaine may be associated with an increased risk for the development of certain types of cance; such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, the direct link between the use of many different stimulants (except for nicotine) and the development of cancer has not been firmly established.

#12- Medical checkup.

Detection of various types of cancer-such as skin, colon, prostate, cervical, and breast cancer-can increase your chances of discovering cancer early when treatment is more likely to be successful. Ask your doctor about which cancer screening is best for you.

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X-rays use ionizing radiation and are use for many types of diagnostic tests such as CT scans, mammograms, fluoroscopy, and simple x-rays.  These tests allow your doctor to see potential problems inside your body and choose an appropriate treatment.  They can help doctors make life-saving decisions, but some doctors are performing unnecessary scans or are using doses of radiation that are too high.

Be Aware About The Risks! 

Diagnostic tests and treatments can help improve patients’ quality and length of life, but there are also risks.  Usually, the benefit of receiving one of these tests outweighs the risk; but patients and doctors need to be wary of performing unnecessary tests, particularly if the test uses high doses of radiation.

On the other hand, CT Scans are a relatively new type of diagnostic imaging technology that allows doctors to view 3-dimensional pictures of various organs in your body.  CT scans use higher doses of radiation than most other types of diagnostic test and are likely to cause new cancers in some patients, compared to their risk if they had not received a CT scan.

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Each CT scan is equivalent to 30 – 442 chest x-rays, depending on the dose used for the CT scan. Unfortunately, there is no established guideline for how much radiation should be used for each procedure. Different scans require different levels of radiation in order to get a clear image, but some doctors are using more radiation than is necessary. One study found that different medical facilities had huge variations in the dose of radiation used for the same procedure. On average, the highest dose given for a CT scan was 13 times higher than the lowest dose given for the same type of scan. The researchers found no pattern in why this dose variation occurred, and no scientific justification.

 

Final Thoughts

Today, you can prevent cancer, by just changing some aspects of your life, and those that cannot be prevented, it is important to make an early diagnosis to avoid major complications and to have the opportunity to cure cancer.

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Key Takeaways

  • According to the World Health Organization; each year about 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer and about eight million die from this disease. Like any illness or disease, cancer can occur without warning. Many factors that increase your risk of getting cancer are beyond your control, such as your family history and your genes. (source)

How to prevent cancer?

  • It is scientifically proven and there are studies that clearly demonstrate that there are three factors that help us to prevent cancer: balanced eating; daily physical exercise and adopt a healthy lifestyle. (see full study)
  • Besides this, it is also true that we have to learn to connect with our bodies and our minds; in order to these changes to happen naturally and sustainably instead of sudden and not being able to sustain them with time.
  • If you learn to control your mind, you can unleash your true human potential in which health and happiness are nothing but common life. Let’s elaborate a bit more with some tips to “prevent cancer”.

1. Use your mind more in the right direction

  • Swap from thinking “how to prevent cancer” to “how to be healthy”. Stop running away from the disease and just learn by experience to be healthy.
  • Use your focus as well in adding things that are having a positive effect in your life instead of subtracting the ones you want to remove.
  • Focus in including more healthy foods to your life instead of eliminating the unhealthy ones.

2. Ease your mind and control your life

  • As a side effect of the lifestyle that we were taught to have, our mind and body skills are getting lost.
  • The terrible lack of attention we have due to the enormous amount of distractions in our daily life is making us to be expectators instead of the own star of our own movie called life. (source)
  • Without this concentration, how can you truly focus into doing something to improve your life? So, as a recommendation meditate at least 10 min in the morning and 10 min before sleeping. It will do wonders in your life.
  • Meditation types are many. As a suggestion check out Vipassana Meditation. It’s an incredible meditation technique used to keep yourself as equanimous as possible no matter what happens around you in your life. It’s an experience that every human being should go through at least once in one’s life and it doesn’t matter if you practice any religion or none at all.

3. Maintain a healthy weight, it’s not only for the looks

  • According to researchers of the Washington University School of Medicine, “weight, weight gain, and obesity account for approximately 20% of all cancer cases.” Ideally, you should maintain a Normal Body Mass Index (BMI), which is the relationship of weight to height and is an easy and quick indicator to identify if you have a healthy weight. (see full study)
  • To calculate your BMI divide your weight in kilograms between your height in meters raised to the square. Fat accumulated at the abdominal level increases the risk of cancer and other diseases like diabetes; high cholesterol and heart disease.
  • Obesity can be the result of a tragic emotional event, it can be from high levels of toxicity in the body, poor quality sleep and many other factors and the combinations of them. You must know what’s really causing your obesity and deal with it with a holistic approach.

4. Get regular physical activity, we are made out of energy, energy is supposed to move

  • Exercise is critical for improving one’s overall health. It is the key to cardiovascular wellness, respiratory productivity and improving your mood. Many people don’t enjoy adding exercise to their daily life and yet, it’s been proven in thousands of studies to both prevent and fight diseases, including cancer. (Source)
  • It is recommended to do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day to have good cardiovascular health. A brisk walk will do it. But there is always space for some more activity, right? Well, it turns out that is not as easy as the popular belief that exercising is just about willpower says.
  • Many people suffer with this assumption when in reality, one can only truly and sustainable exercise when our bodies are ready for it! (source)
  • When doing exercises, your body go through a series of metabolic changes that help your body to get healthier and your mind to get clearer and as a result you get this feel-good sensation that lasts for hours (and when doing exercises regularly lasts for a very long time).

5. Have a healthy diet, every single cell of your body will appreciate it.

  • This we know already. But how can you do that? Without getting into the specifics of any specific available diet, some key recommendations and first steps are:

– Make sure you have three main components in at least your main meals:

#1 Protein:

  • Many different studies have established a link between the risk of cancer and eating processed meat such bacon, sausages, hotdogs, pepperoni, and salami. Eating about 2 oz. (50 grams) a day of processed meat increases your risk of colorectal cancer by 20%. This could be due to the nitrate preservatives or other substances used in the processing of the meat, although risk factors for cancer also increase by eating red meat, too. (see full study)

#2- Omega 3’s:

  • The term “omega-3 fatty acids” refers to a suite of polyunsaturated fatty acids essential to overall health due to their role in a number of systems and functions of the body. However, omega-3 fatty acids are not produced in the body; so they must be acquired via diet and supplements.
  • The highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids are found in coldwater fish, such as sardines, salmon, herring, tuna, cod, mackerel, halibut, and shark. These fatty acids are also found in lower concentrations in plant foods such as flaxseed; walnuts, Great Northern beans, kidney beans, navy beans, and soybeans.
  • A study was by the University of North Carolina’s; looked at data from 1,463 breast cancer patients who had participated in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP). This study tracked fish and omega-3 fatty acid intake. In 14.7 years 485 people had died, with 210 of these from breast cancer. Those in the group who consumed the most omega-3 foods were 25 to 29 percent more likely to survive. (see full study)

#3- Raw Foods:

  • Raw foods build the immune system, but many fruits and vegetables also have nutrients that kill cancer cells and/or stop the spread of cancer.
  • In other words, to fight cancer, do not use a random selection of uncooked vegetables and fruits, but a very selective subset of vegetables and fruits specifically selected to treat cancer because there are cancer fighting foods that can help you to fight cancer perfectly.

– Consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

  • Variety is the most important, since the nutrients found in let’s say broccoli are different from the ones in an apple. The color is indicative of the sources of nutrients it can provide; so try to include vegetables and fruits in your diet with as many different colors as possible. (source)

– Prefer complex carbohydrates.

  • Complex carbohydrates such as legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables contain more fiber, vitamins and minerals; so they are more nutritious. Refined flours tend to raise blood sugar levels, generating more anxiety and alterations in insulin levels, which stimulate the accumulation of body fat. (source)

– Add more spices into your food, a tastier solution for salt

  • Besides all the medicinal power of many herbs and spices; this by itself will lower the amount of salt you need to use in your food. Sodium is necessary for proper functioning of the body, but excess increases the risk of diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

– Use more healthy unrefined oils full of benefits, nutrition and energy.

  • Every time you can use good unrefined organic oils, don’t think about it. Just do it. A couple of amazingly good unrefined oils are coconut and flaxseed oils. Keep them at hand while on the kitchen that the nutritious virtuosity of these two oils are not to be dismissed.

6. Try to do more meaningful activities to lower the alcohol and tobacco use.

  • Alcohol and tobacco are among the top causes of preventable deaths in the United States. Moreover, these substances often are used together: Studies have found that people who smoke are much more likely to drink, and people who drink are much more likely to smoke. (see full study)
  • People who drink and smoke are at higher risk for certain types of cancer, particularly those of the mouth and throat. Alcohol and tobacco cause approximately 80 percent of cases of cancer of the mouth and throat in men and about 65 percent in women. (see full study)

7. Store food properly.

  • When food, especially cereals and grains, are stored at room temperature mold is formed, and it can produce a toxin called aflatoxin. Research indicates that it is one of the strongest potentiators of cancer. (see full study) There many techniques to preserve all your food, but the  most common ways to do it are:

#1- DRYING

  • To dry herbs, simply tie them together and hang in a sunny spot away from any humidity. To dry fruits or vegetables, set them out on a clean surface and keep them in the sun for a few weeks. A more modern method of drying is to use an electric dehydrating machine, the oven, the toaster oven or the sun!
  • To dehydrate with the oven; just turn it to the lowest setting, cut your fruit and veg into ¼ inch slices, and put them in the oven on a lined sheet pan for as long as they need, usually 6 to 8 hours. If you don’t want to wait this long; you can compromise by bumping the oven up to 225°F, though the results will be a little less traditionally dehydrated.
  • With a toaster oven, just put the toaster oven on it’s lowest setting and leave the door slightly open to avoid condensation. Keep your eye on the food you’re dehydrating, and you’ll eventually end up with a pretty perfect dried snack.
  • Finally the sun. To do it, just slice them thin, place them on a baking sheet, and leave them in a very sunny spot until they’re perfect, which could take a few days. Be sure to put some kind of mesh material over the food, to keep the flies from getting to it.

#2- SALTING

  • Salting is a subcategory of the drying method. The main difference here is that salt is added to products, mainly meat and fish, to draw out moisture. This lowers the bacteria content and makes food adaptable for later use. Adding salt to animal protein turns it a bit leathery. Popular foods made in this tradition are beef jerky and dry salted cod.

#3- CANNING

  • In order to can foods, you need heat. Both cans and glass jars are suitable for canning. The important thing will be to sterilise your equipment in simmering water for a few minutes (this includes lids). Then they will be ready to be filled with things like jam. After filling, place the lid on firmly, but not too tight. To finalise the process lower the jars into a pot full of water, cover and bring to a boil. Process for about 10 minutes. Pull the jars out of the hot water and let cool. They will vacuum seal as they cool. Cooking times vary per recipe.

#4- PICKLING

  • The main difference between this category and canning is that you need two things for pickling: salt and acid. Pickling requires you soak your produce, most famously cucumbers, in a brine with salt. When they have pickled for the desired amount of time you transfer them to a jar full of vinegar. At this point you can use the canning method to produce a vacuum seal, if you wish.

#5- FREEZING

  • Freezing changes the texture of most fruits and some vegetables, but meats and fish farewell.  The best way to do this is freeze fruit in batches (the same method would apply to vegetables). For instance, scatter fresh berries on a baking tray and put it in the freezer. After they have frozen solid, put them in a bag. This will avoid clumps of berries that are impossible to separate without thawing.

8. Protect yourself from UV rays

  • Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight can cause changes in your skin. Sun rays (UVA and UVB) can damage skin cells. These damaging rays are also found in tanning beds and solar lamps. Sunburns and many years of sun exposure can lead to skin cancer. (source)

9. Detoxify your body periodically to keep it tune throughout the year.

  • This is probably one of the best things you can do to decrease the likelihood of having any degenerative disease.  Our bodies perform at their best in a slightly alkaline PH. When the body is in an acidic state, disease find the perfect medium to live in. (source)
  • By going through a detox you will give your body the chance to go back to its normal PH and to get rid of the toxins you have accumulated due to the food, environment, stress, chemical medicines, vaccines, etc…

How do you know you are ready for a detox?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, your body is most likely telling you that it’s time for a detox:

  • Experience regular fatigue or insomnia.
  • Often struggle to focus and/or experience “brain fog”.
  • Constantly crave sweet foods.
  • Experience regular constipation and/or loose stools.
  • Have regular bloating and/or excessive flatulence.
  • Battle with daily mood swings.
  • Find your sex drive has decreased dramatically.
  • Experience persistent headaches.
  • Have taken a recent course of antibiotics.
  • Regularly eat processed, fried or fast foods.
  • Skin conditions like psoriasis, dandruff or eczema.
  • Suffering from bad breath or gingivitis.

So, How can you do a detox?

  • Infinite possibilities. From fasting, juicing, just eating raw vegetarian meals, enemas, massages, yoga, a mix of them or many other ways, you just have to find the right fit for yourself.
  • You have a wide range of options on internet to follow a detox program. Here a couple of recommendations: Even though the Gerson Therapy is famous for being and extraordinary alternative cancer cures that work; when a healthy individual uses for prevent cancer, the results are incredible. You can literally restore your body’s natural abilities to heal itself and it will perform at its best. (source)

10. Protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.

  • To prevent cancer and a sexually transmitted disease, or STD; always avoid sex with anyone who has genital sores, a rash, discharge, or other symptoms. The only time unprotected sex is safe is if you and your partner have sex only with each other; and if it’s been at least six months since you each tested negative for STDs.
  • In fact, researchers said that, throat cancers caused by HPVs transmitted during oral sex have increased significantly in the United States in recent years. In the study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology; researchers tested tumor samples from 271 patients with certain types of throat cancer diagnosed from 1984 to 2004. The virus was found in only 16 percent of the samples from the 1980s — but in 72 percent of those collected after 2000. (see full study)

11. Seek health from food and lifestyle, no drugs

  • The abuse of any type of drug for a long period of time is associated with an increased risk for a number of health issues; including a risk to develop cancer.
  • There is some research that indicates that; children prescribed the drug Ritalin for ADHD demonstrate the development of chromosomal abnormalities that are associated with increased risk for cancer. Other research has suggested that; the use of stimulants like cocaine may be associated with an increased risk for the development of certain types of cancer, such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. (study #1, study #2)

11. Medical checkup.

  • Detection of various types of cancer-such as skin; colon, prostate, cervical, and breast cancer-can increase your chances of discovering cancer early when treatment is more likely to be successful. Ask your doctor about which cancer screening is best for you.
  • Diagnostic tests and treatments can help improve patients’ quality and length of life, but there are also risks.  Usually, the benefit of receiving one of these tests outweighs the risk; but patients and doctors need to be wary of performing unnecessary tests, particularly if the test uses high doses of radiation.
  • On the other hand, CT Scans are a relatively new type of diagnostic imaging technology that allows doctors to view 3-dimensional pictures of various organs in your body.  CT scans use higher doses of radiation than most other types of diagnostic test; and are likely to cause new cancers in some patients, compared to their risk if they had not received a CT scan.
  • One study found that different medical facilities had huge variations in the dose of radiation used for the same procedure. On average; the highest dose given for a CT scan was 13 times higher than the lowest dose given for the same type of scan. The researchers found no pattern in why this dose variation occurred, and no scientific justification. (see full study)
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Palmolive Contains Cancer-Causing Chemicals! 6 Brands You Should Avoid

For those without automatic dishwashers, we resort to the tried and true method of water, a sponge, dish soap, and a little elbow grease. Although these soaps make our dishes look clean, they can be filled with toxic ingredients that are harmful to our bodies.

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Every house contains at least one type of dish soap we use every day. However, most of these products are full of harmful chemicals that can put your health at risk and increase the risk of several diseases and conditions. Some dish soaps contain too much fragrance, while others are rich in formaldehyde, silicate salts, sulfuric acid and ammonium sulfate. All these compounds are highly dangerous and have been related to several serious diseases.

 

What are the Dangers of Palmolive?

Palmolive is one such brand you should never use. Owned by Colgate, in 2015 Palmolive sales totaled $16 billion worldwide. Although Dawn is the best-selling dish soap brand in the United States, Palmolive is in the top 5 worldwide, meaning that a lot of us have been or are exposed to its toxic ingredients.

 

 #1- Formaldehyde

We all know what formaldehyde does. It preserves bodies and other body flesh that would otherwise go bad. It is also present in disinfectant products like dish soaps. Formaldehyde has been found in Ajax, Palmolive and Dawn dish soaps as well as other common household products. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies it as a known  human carcinogen. The National Toxicology Program, an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services, named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen in its 14th Report on Carcinogens

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A 2009 study by the National Cancer Institute strengthens the link between exposure to formaldehyde and several forms of cancer, including leukemia. The 30-year study, which tracked the health of nearly 25,000 men exposed to the chemical in industrial plants, is likely to impact a long-awaited Environmental Protection Agency risk assessment of formaldehyde.

The study shows that workers exposed to higher amounts of formaldehyde had a 37 percent greater risk of death from blood and lymphatic cancers, and a 78 percent greater risk of leukemia than those with lower exposures.

For all this, Palmolive says that they are going to take out this dangerous chemical from the products by the end of 2017.

 

 #2- Sulfuric Acid

This chemical is considered as carcinogenic and can cause burns upon contact with the skin or sensitive nasal passages when exposed in large amounts. However, The US Food and Drug Administration states that this substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).

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The International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC), classified sulfuric acid mists as causing cancer in humans. Specifically, the IARC concluded, “There is sufficient evidence that occupational exposure to strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid is carcinogenic.”

These conclusions are based on worker health studies in a number of industries involving exposure to sulfuric acid mists. Thus workers in fertilizer plants, steel pickling plants and chemical and soap manufacturing have shown increases in lung, nasal and larynx cancers. An acid mist is a suspension of acid droplets in air. (Skin or eye contact with sulfuric acid, while dangerous in their own right, do not appear to cause increased rates of cancer.)

 

 #3- Fragrance

Your dish soap doesn’t naturally smell like apples or lemons: it all comes down to the right combination of chemicals. Fragrance can be made up of a combination of 3,000 chemicals that do not have to be disclosed to customers. hat’s according to the online “Transparency List” put out by the International Fragrance Association, an industry trade group.

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Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found an average of 14 chemicals in 17 name brand fragrance products. But it doesn’t stop there — none of these chemicals were actually listed on the label.

According to the Breast Cancer Fund, when it comes to the prevention of cancer, avoiding synthetic fragrance is one of the main ways to help yourself. That’s because the dangers of synthetic scents include hormone-disrupting phthalates and synthetic musks.

 

 What You Can Do?

You can’t control how many dishes you’ll have to do this week, but you can control what kind of dish soap you wash them with. Some of the brands you should avoid are:

  • Palmolive.
  • Dawn.
  • Ajax.
  • Meyers.
  • Legacy of Clean.
  • Cucina.

 

 Is There Any Alternative To Dishwashing Brands?

On the market, you can find several types of organic dishwasher or dish soap. But how to buy an organic one? Is very easy! look for products that contain ingredients that are plant-based, as opposed to petroleum-based.

Most organic dishwashing liquid contains ingredients like coconut oil or olive oil. Also, look for products that are free of foam builders, fragrances, colorants, stabilizers, and preservatives. Check the label for verbiage such as “warning”, “caution”, or “danger” — a clear indication it’s not completely safe.

Another option is made your own organic dishwasher or dish soap. Below is a easy recipe, that you can make in your home!

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Key Takeaways

  • Every house contains at least one type of dish soap we use every day. However, most of these products are full of harmful chemicals that can put your health at risk and increase the risk of several diseases and conditions.
  • Some dish soaps contain too much fragrance, while others are rich in formaldehyde, silicate salts, sulfuric acid and ammonium sulfate. All these compounds are highly dangerous and have been related to several serious diseases.

What are the Dangers of Palmolive?

  • Palmolive is one such brand you should never use. Owned by Colgate, in 2015 Palmolive sales totaled $16 billion worldwide.
  • Although Dawn is the best-selling dish soap brand in the United States, Palmolive is in the top 5 worldwide, meaning that a lot of us have been or are exposed to its toxic ingredients.

#1. Formaldehyde

  • We all know what formaldehyde does. It preserves bodies and other body flesh that would otherwise go bad.
  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies it as a known  human carcinogen. (source)
  • The National Toxicology Program, an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services, named formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen in its 14th Report on Carcinogens. (source)
  • A 2009 study by the National Cancer Institute strengthens the link between exposure to formaldehyde and several forms of cancer, including leukemia. The 30-year study, which tracked the health of nearly 25,000 men exposed to the chemical in industrial plants, is likely to impact a long-awaited Environmental Protection Agency risk assessment of formaldehyde. (see full study)
  • For all this, Palmolive says that they are going to take out this dangerous chemical from the products by the end of 2017. (source)

#2. Sulphuric Acid

  • This chemical is considered as carcinogenic and can cause burns upon contact with the skin or sensitive nasal passages when exposed in large amounts. However, The US Food and Drug Administration states that this substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). (source)
  • The International Agency for Research into Cancer (IARC), classified sulfuric acid mists as causing cancer in humans. Specifically, the IARC concluded, “There is sufficient evidence that occupational exposure to strong inorganic acid mists containing sulfuric acid is carcinogenic.” (source)

3. Fragrance

  • Your dish soap doesn’t naturally smell like apples or lemons: it all comes down to the right combination of chemicals. Fragrance can be made up of a combination of 3,000 chemicals that do not have to be disclosed to customers. That’s according to the online “Transparency List” put out by the International Fragrance Association, an industry trade group. (source)
  • Research conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found an average of 14 chemicals in 17 name brand fragrance products. But it doesn’t stop there — none of these chemicals were actually listed on the label. (see full study)
  • According to the Breast Cancer Fund, when it comes to the prevention of cancer, avoiding synthetic fragrance is one of the main ways to help yourself. That’s because the dangers of synthetic scents include hormone-disrupting phthalates and synthetic musks. (source)

What You Can Do?

You can’t control how many dishes you’ll have to do this week, but you can control what kind of dish soap you wash them with. Some of the brands you should avoid are:

  • Palmolive.
  • Dawn.
  • Ajax.
  • Meyers.
  • Legacy of Clean.
  • Cucina.

Is There Any Alternative To Dishwashing Brands?

  • On the market, you can find several types of organic dishwasher or dish soap. But how to buy an organic one? Is very easy! look for products that contain ingredients that are plant-based, as opposed to petroleum-based.
  • Most organic dishwashing liquid contains ingredients like coconut oil or olive oil. Also, look for products that are free of foam builders, fragrances, colorants, stabilizers, and preservatives. Check the label for verbiage such as “warning”, “caution”, or “danger” — a clear indication it’s not completely safe.
  • Another option is made your own organic dishwasher or dish soap. Is very easy to do! (see the recipe)