New priorities for the prevention and treatment of cancer - In brief
For preventing cancer and terminating early stage cancers that have not spread; Lugol's 7% Iodine and remedies that support oxygenation such as Organic Germanium and Zell Immunocomplex are recommended.
Once cancer is established and spreading we need to add remedies to support collagen growth and repair alongside the iodine and oxygenating remedies already mentioned. These include Ocean Repair, Glandular Thyroid Hormone (GTH) and Vitamin C
Prevention of cancer and the elimination of early, pre-metastasis, stage cancers
Lugol’s 7% Iodine - example use of 7 drops daily in water or juice. In addition, topical application of Lugol’s 7% Iodine on tumours near the skins surface is sometimes undertaken to speed resolution. Iodine works to promote cell death of unhealthy cells by a process called apoptosis. This can prevent cancer anywhere in the body from developing but only works if a sufficient dose is taken and then only after the thyroid gland has firstly absorbed all that it needs. Thereafter, iodine will gradually permeate all body cells. Hence, the time taken for iodine sufficiency and the total body protection it offers will depend on the daily dose. Preliminary research indicates that if a person is iodine insufficient, it takes about 3 months to become iodine sufficient at this level of usage and a year to become iodine sufficient while ingesting 2 drops daily. However, one needs to be monitored or at least self aware that detoxification reactions can occur. It is generally advised to start at a low dose such as 1 drop daily and gradually increase until the desired dose is reached. In the case of cancer however, the urgency of the situation generally warrants going to at least 7 drops daily; immediately. Any excess iodine will be eliminated by the body. Once saturation has been achieved, it is generally recommended to maintain a dose 2 drops daily thereafter. Click here for more information on Lugol's 7% Iodine
Oxygenating Supplements - Remedies to promote oxygenation are important for general health and especially in efforts to overcome cancer. The best two we have become familiar with (and they work synergistically) are Zell Immunocomplex and Organic Germanium. Zell Immuncomplex promotes the uptake and use of oxygen by the cells via special respiratory enzymes. It also has other factors that are very effective in helping the immune system to function in a strong yet balanced fashion. Organic Germanium facilitates improved oxygen status throughout all body tissues and fluids; so there is more available to be delivered to the cells. It achieves this by neutralising acid radicals, that cause oxygen depletion,by means of electron donation.
Helping with the elimination of established cancers
If iodine supplementation at the suggested levels comes too late and cancer has progressed to metastasis, then the further spread can be halted by strengthening the connective tissue with the addition of adequate thyroid hormone and collagen supplements as detailed below.
Glandular Thyroid Hormone (GTH) –We do not currently supply this, so a good example product, from grass fed cows in New Zealand, can be found here. Usage levels are very personal and the amount to use is subject to personal trial. Suggested would be the dose that gives best "feel good" state. GTH is especially important in the second phase, when Cancer is spreading outside of the original site (includes metastasis) as discussed in the book Breast Cancer and Iodine: How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer by Dr. David Derry. Quoting from the book: "The second part, which involves the spread of cancers cells through the connective tissue and including metastatic cancer, are related to low tissue thyroid hormone levels. Anywhere the connective tissue defence is strong, cancer cells cannot travel in the connective tissue and will stay within the same compartment and probably die of old age".
Ocean Repair and Vitamin C- Connective tissue can also be strengthened with collagen supplements such as these. The spread of cancer, from the initial stage to metastasis involves the attack on connective tissue. This has been established by Mattias Rath and co-scientists who also established, in human test subjects, that providing supplementation to encourage collagen growth and repair prevents cancer from spreading. Please refer Dr. Rath's own website here for further information. From the nutrient combinations that they tested, they found the use of the amino acids L-lysine and proline plus Vitamin C and a polyphenol fraction of green tea was most successful in stopping cancer spreading. Collagen contains the amino acids hyroxyproline and hydroxylysine. Supplementing with Collagen, Vitamin C and other polyphenols such as grape seed extract as found in Vital Protect can be a viable alternative since collagen alone is proven to encourage the growth and repair of collagen. Collagen's effects are most obvious by examining the skin; collagen is the main protein part of skin, it is the matrix between all the cells in the body that holds them together to form tissue. In a 1992 study by Eskelinin, a 90 day treatment period with a marine protein based collagen formulation increased epidermal thickness from 0.11mm to 0.29mm and dermal thickness from 0.74 to 1.39mm, skin elasticity indices increased from 44% to 73%.Click here for more information on Ocean Repair and here for Vitamin C
It does, however, make good sense to use Ocean Repair and Vitamin C from the outset; not only for the protective roll of strengthening collagen, which takes time, but also for their general health and immune supporting actions.
Other supporting remedies
Other remedies that are high on the multitudinous list of supporting remedies include Magnesium Chloride, which is good for general health and the immune system and is simply rubbed into the skin once or twice daily. Selenium is also recommend as this works well with Iodine, especially in its role of thyroid health and is often mentioned in literature as a powerful immune system aid and anti-oxidant support nutrient.
For information on collagen from fish please see the Wikipedia article here
Recommended reading: Breast Cancer and Iodine : How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer Dr. David Derry (Link to Amazon.com) - This book is about the cause, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer has two phases. The first one, from abnormal cells up to carcinoma in situ reverses with iodine. The second phase, invasion, is controlled by connective tissue thyroid hormone.