Any person who has been diagnosed with cancer will tell you that it strikes you like a thunderbolt, causing a paradigm shift in more ways than one. I have lost close family members and many dear friends to cancer, most of them in the prime of their lives. The disease is a scourge of our time and it is hitting more younger people and children than ever before.
Cancer is described as the uncontrolled growth of cells from normal tissue. The body has a defence system that maintains a state of dynamic equilibrium in the body. A disturbance of this equilibrium can be caused by chemicals, radiation, tobacco, a diet of mainly processed foods but also drugs, a high stress level and chemicals used to treat cancer. There are over 200 different cancers known to occur in humans.
There is no easy answer as to why some people are affected and others not. Statistically your risk factor is increased if you live mainly on processed foods, smoked most of your life or had a family member somewhere down the line, who had cancer.
But why do some people contract lung cancer, who have never smoked in their lives or are diagnosed with cancer while seemingly doing everything right to minimise the risk – from exercising regularly to eating healthy foods. There is no plausible answer. Every individual and every body reacts differently to the exterior and internal risk factors. There are many imponderables and cancer is perhaps one of the least understood diseases of our time.
The fact is that we live in an age where all of us and the planet itself is experiencing an unprecedented exposure to toxins that poison our air, water, earth and especially our food.
In addition, during the past two decades we have been inundated with gadgets causing electrosmog such as cell phones, microwave ovens and compact fluorescent light bulbs that interfere with the natural electromagnetic field of the human body.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified in 2011 mobile phone radiation as Group 2B – possibly carcinogenic. That means that there “could be some risk” of carcinogenicity. A lot of additional research into the long-term, heavy use of mobile phones needs to be conducted.
Clearly one part of cancer therapy is that we need to change or lifestyle and understand the way nature works. Modern medicine seems to take a one-track approach by “fighting” cancer with a cocktail of chemicals, dating back to 19th century Louis Pasteur’s theory that a cure of disease could only be achieved by destroying alien germs. His opponent Antoine Bechamp, in bitter rivalry with Pasteur at the time, believed that living entities called “microzymes” created bacteria in response to host and environmental factors. He claimed that bacteria could not invade a healthy host. Sadly Pasteur’s theory gained widespread acceptance in the scientific community with Bechamp’s thesis only recently returning from obscurity.
One clue in fighting cancer, is to keep the body’s natural immune system strong. Cells need a plentiful supply of fresh produce, harvested from good soils that can provide the essential nutrients to keep the body’s 70 billion cells in a natural equilibrium.
I am currently reading a fascinating book: “Healing – the GersonWay” which goes into much more detail on the topics discussed in this blog. The book outlines that an increasingly denatured, nutritionally empty, toxic modern diet is the main cause of today’s worsening health crisis. The Gerson Therapy puts particular emphasis on restoring proper functioning of the liver, which plays a crucial role in the detoxification of the body and restoring natural physiological activities.