A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Pancreatic Cancer
I had a question the other day about pancreatic cancer.
In 2014, it’s estimated over 46,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
That’s about 1 in 76 people who will develop the disease.
Pancreatic cancer affects equal numbers of men and women, almost always after the age of 45.
Cancer of the pancreas barely makes the top 10 most common cancers in the U.S.
However, pancreatic cancer’s tendency to spread silently before diagnosis makes it the 4th deadliest cancer diagnosis.
Pancreatic cancer is classified according to which part of your pancreas is affected: the part that makes digestive substances (exocrine) or the part that makes insulin and other hormones (endocrine).
Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells in your pancreas grow, divide, and spread uncontrollably, forming a malignant tumor.
The exact cause of pancreatic cancer is unknown.
Smoking is the major risk factor for pancreatic cancer.
Cigarette smoking roughly doubles the risk for pancreatic cancer when compared to non-smokers.
While diabetes isn’t a risk factor for pancreatic cancer, the two have been linked.
Age, race, and family history are other risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
To deal with pancreatic 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.