A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Brain Cancer
I had a question the other day about brain cancer.
Brain tumors are abnormal growths of cells in your brain.
Although these growths are popularly called brain tumors, not all brain tumors are cancer.
Cancer is a term used for malignant tumors.
Malignant tumors can grow and spread aggressively, overpowering healthy cells by taking their space, blood, and nutrients.
They can also spread to other parts of your body.
Like all cells of your body, tumor cells need blood and nutrients to survive.
Tumors that don’t invade nearby tissue or spread to distant areas are called benign.
In general, a benign tumor is less serious than a malignant tumor.
But a benign tumor can still cause many problems in your brain by pressing on nearby tissue.
The brain is made up of many different types of cells.
Some brain cancers occur when one type of cell changes its normal characteristics.
Once changed, the cells grow and multiply in abnormal ways.
As these abnormal cells grow, they become a mass, or tumor.
The resulting brain tumors are called primary brain tumors because they originate in your brain.
The most common primary brain tumors are gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, vestibular schwannomas, and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (medulloblastomas).
Most of these are named after the part of your brain or the type of brain cell they come from.
Metastatic brain tumors are made of cancerous cells from a tumor elsewhere in your body.
The cells spread to your brain from another tumor.
This is the most common type of brain tumor.
As with tumors elsewhere in your body, the exact cause of most brain cancer is unknown.
Genetic factors, various environmental toxins, radiation to your head, HIV infection, and cigarette smoking have all been linked to cancers of the brain.
In most cases, no clear cause can be shown.
To deal with brain cancer, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to keep hydrated and flush toxins, whether thirsty or not. Add Performance for electrolytes.
*Increase life-giving, enzyme and nutrient rich fresh, raw fruits and veggies; organic whenever possible; consider juicing.
*Consider increasing dietary intake of brassica family (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, etc.)
*Ensure optimal, quality protein intake.
*Balance Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fats.
*Consider including freshly made kefir in your diet.
*Review my posts on digestion and bowel health.
*Avoid constipation. Ensure at least 2 movements per day to remove wastes and toxins.
*Consider liver, gallbladder and/or colon cleanses.
*Rebalance intestinal microflora; review my post on Candida; this is crucial for immune function.
*Exercise; yoga; deep breathing; oxygenate cells.
*Fresh air, sunlight, spend some time in nature.
*Relaxation techniques; meditation; prayer.
*Research herbs, homeopathy, energy medicine.
*Address any emotional issues; trauma connections.
*Research energy medicine techniques, like EFT.
*Replace cleaners with non-toxic products.
*Consider having iron levels tested.
*Consider hair analysis for heavy metal toxicity.
*Consider hormone level testing.
*Consider monitoring blood tumor markers and immune function markers.
*Consider thermography testing.
*Consult medical AND complimentary health professionals.
*Do everything possible to strengthen immune system and support ALL cellular function/strength.
*Detoxify, detoxify, detoxify.
*Consider 180 tea for its antioxidant value.
*Remember cancer cells are confused, so keep the faith.
*Investigate all views and alternative before deciding on any particular treatment, therapy, surgery, etc. Decide what best suits your desires, beliefs, lifestyle and situation.