A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Kidney Cancer
I had a question the other day about kidney cancer.
Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist.
They lie in your lower abdomen on each side of your spine.
Their main job is to clean your blood, remove waste products and make urine.
Kidney cancer (also called renal cancer) is a disease in which kidney cells become cancerous and grow out of control, forming a tumor.
Almost all kidney cancers first appear in the lining of tiny tubes in the kidney.
This type of kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma.
The good news is most kidney cancers are found before they spread to other organs.
And cancers caught early are easier to treat successfully.
However, these tumors can grow to be quite large before they’re detected.
Researchers don’t know the cause of kidney cancer.
But certain things seem to increase your risk of getting kidney cancer.
For example, kidney cancer occurs most often in people older than age 40.
These are some other risk factors for kidney cancer:
>Smoking. If you smoke cigarettes, your risk for kidney cancer is twice that of nonsmokers.
>Being male. Men are about twice as likely as women to get kidney cancer.
>Using certain pain medications for a long time. This includes over-the-counter drugs in addition to prescription drugs.
>Having advanced kidney disease or being on long-term dialysis, a treatment for people with kidneys that have stopped working.
>Having certain genetic conditions.
>Having a family history of kidney cancer.
>Being exposed to certain chemicals, like asbestos, cadmium, benzene, organic solvents, or certain herbicides
>Having high blood pressure.
>Being black. The risk in blacks is slightly higher than in whites.
>Having lymphoma. For an unknown reason, there’s an increased risk of kidney cancer in people with lymphoma.
Having these risk factors doesn’t mean you’ll get kidney cancer.
And it’s also true you can have none of them and still get the disease.
To deal with kidney 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.