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There is a big difference between preventive treatments and treating something once you have it and are forced to deal with it. Good prevention should be balanced and inclusive of what you specifically need. There are recommendations for the general balance that is the mean for everyone. Each person is unique; and a specific program, worked out well for what your body needs using the basic guideline of the average, will use that mean as a good place to start.

Preventive treatment takes into consideration your risk factors for contracting a disease or condition such as cancer. You need to see how prevalent in your genetics, for example, is a certain kind of cancer. Diet and proper exercise are main considerations. You can't maintain any kind of health with eating properly or getting the minimal amount of exercise. Exposure to toxic elements in your environment put you at risk, and, beyond basic health, that's the most important point to address in prevention. You may need to start with a detoxification program. Not everyone who is exposed to the same toxic material, reacts towards it in the same way. Some people have stronger immune systems and other people may have natural resistance to certain material.

Listed here are specific nutrients and how they affect your body. This information may be used by persons wishing to reduce their risk for developing cancers, or to assist in healing if cancer has already been diagnosed. Nothing here is meant to suggest a diagnosis of any condition or recommendation for treatment. If you are ill, see your doctor.

Supplements of minerals, vitamins, herbs and certain foods assist the body to properly absorb the nutrients and elements that protect tissue and cells from further cancer growth. Some of these can prevent cells and tissues from deterioration thus, in some cases, thwarting the cancer cycle.

Supplements

If you

  • Are genetically prone to cancer
  • Want to prevent cancer
  • Have cancer

you will want to consider taking the following food splements:

  • Coenzyme Q10 – 90 to 100 mg daily to assist your body’s cell oxygenation.
    This coenzyme exists in every cell of our bodies; yet, as we age, the levels of coenzyme Q10 decrease. This decrease has been directly related to numerous kinds of diseases and illnesses
  • Dimethylglycine
    This is also known as Vitamin B-15 (Pangamic Acid), DMG and can be purchased as Aangamik DMG from Foodscience Labs, following the directions as given on the label. This substance has been shown to enhance oxygen utilization in the body. It also stimulates immunity responses, assists in extending the body cells' life span, and protects the body against pollutants
  • Garlique
    This is a form of garlic for people who find raw garlic unpalatable. Two tabs three times a day support the immune system and assist in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
  • Melatonin
    Two capsules three times a day. The last dosage is best taken two hours before bedtime. This powerful antioxidant also assists in attaining a more restful sleep. Antioxidants help rid the body of oxidants, the same chemicals that cause the browning of a sliced apple. When oxidants (also known as free radicals) roam the body, they steal electrons from other molecules in an attempt to become stable. In this process, the free radicals damage cells, shortening their life span and speeding up the aging process. Our bodies produce free radicals by burning fuel. Our bodies also produce antioxidants. Due to the overabundance of free radicals are being introduced into our body by environmental pollutants, chemicals, toxins and cigarette smoke, we have an imbalance of more free radicals than our bodies were designed to handle. It thus becomes necessary for us to increase our intake of antioxidants
  • Natural Beta-carotene 25,000 IU daily or carotenoid complex as directed.
    Carotenoids are a complex of foods that contain vitamin A (alpha-carotene), Beta-carotene, gamma-carotene, lutein(helpful in protecting the eyes and in clearing away free radicals; it's abundant in spinach and collard greens) and lycopene (shown to reduce the likelihood of cancer reactions, present in tomatoes)
  • Omega-3 Forte and Omega-3 Plex, both obtainable from American Biologics
    Taken as directed to help repair cells and assist in the production of healthy new cells
  • Proteolytic Enzymes taken as directed or Wobenzym N from Marlyn Nutraceuticals
    Take 2 to 6 tablets of this powerful free radical eliminator two to three times a day between meals.
  • Selenium
    Take up to 200 mcg daily. You may want to spread your consumption of selenium throughout the day, as some people have incurred side effects (such as muscle cramps) from taking too much at one time. Some people have no problem handling selenium; so I am merely advising you to keep alert as to its effects on you. It is best taken with Vitamin E complex (includes all the E tocopherols) – 1,000 IU daily. This is another very powerful antioxidant and cancer fighter. Use the emulsion form of this for easier assimilation in high doses
  • Shark cartilage or BeneFin – for cancer treatment take 1 gm per 2 lbs. of body weight daily. Divide this into 3 doses per day. If you can not tolerate taking this orally, it can be administered in a retention enema. For cancer prevention, take 2,000 to 4,500 mg 3 times a day. Shark cartilage has been shown to inhibit and even reverse the growth of some types of tumors. It also stimulates the immune system; Superoxide dismutase (SOD) – take as directed on the label. This helps destroy free radicals. This can be taken through injections under a doctors care; Vitamin A – 50,000 to 100,000 IU daily for 10 days, then take 50,000 IU daily for 30 days then reduce it to 25,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Vitamin A is required for people with cancer in higher than normal doses because it is a powerful antioxidant. Use emulsion forms for an easier assimilation into the body when you are using larger doses. The capsule forms of Vitamin A can put a stress on your liver; Vitamin B Complex – 100 mg. Daily. This is necessary for normal cell division and function; Brewer’s yeast – 1 tsp daily for 1 week, then gradually increase your dosage to 1 Tablespoon 3 times a day. This is another good source of Vitamin B’s; Vitamin C Complex 3,000 to 10,000 mg daily - A powerful antioxidant that also improves circulation and promotes the protection of interferon in the body. The complex version is best because it includes balance portions of Vitamin P (bioflavonoids with hesperidin and Rutin). These act to assist in the absorption of the vitamin C into your system and help strengthen the walls of your capillaries and build resistance to infection.

The foods that are important in this process of either preventing cancer or treating it are contained in eating a series of very helpful mushrooms. Maitake Mushrooms (Grifola frondosa) are taken as directed. They contain a substance that prevents carcinogenesis and inhibits the growth of cancer cells and thus preventing tumors from growing as well. These mushrooms are also helpful in assisting the body to adapt to the stress of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Take with Vitamin C for better absorption. Start out taking 100 mg per day for prevention; Shitake Mushrooms (Lentinus edodes) are great immune boosters. They increase T-cell function and inhibit tumors from growing. Taken as derected, you can start taking this as 100 mg daily for basic prevention; Reishi Mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) increases the bodies resistance to stress. It activates macrophages and T cells. It helps clear the body of free radicals or invasive particles that include caner cells. For a booster to your immune system and your health start with at least 100 mg of Reishi Mushrooms per day.

There are other foods that are most helpful in prevention and in treating cancer. These are listed here so that if you are treating or preventing you can know which of these do help. Acidophilus has an antibacterial effect upon the body. The best form is a non-dairy product. Regular use of acidophilus keeps your intestines clean. It can also help to boost your immune system that can weaken the older your body becomes. In general take two acidophilus capsules or two tablespoons of the liquid form – three times daily a half an hour before or after meals. If you are taking the granules mix them in a six ounce container of juice and take twice a day the same as above. Other products that can help are Aerobic 07 from Aerobic Life Industries or Dioychlor from American Biologics. These assist the body as antimicrobials. Take them as directed on the label. Chromium picolinate helps to build and maintain muscle mass. This is useful if your muscles become atrophied. Chromium helps prevent sugar cravings and sudden drops in energy. You can take any where from 200 to 600 mcg. Daily. Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant. It has proanthocyanidins, bioflavonoids which greatly enhance the activity of vitamin C. Suggested doses are to take 1 or 2 capsules or 30 to 100 mg per day. Kelp or seaweed helps the body maintain mineral balances and assist in avoiding any damage to the body from out side sources. It can be eaten raw or added to your diet in salads. Take 1 to 2 tablets per day. L-Carnitine protects against damage from free radicals and toxins. Important in converting stored body fat into energy. Use a product derived from fish liver called squalene. Take as directed on the label or 100-to-300 mg. Daily for preventive measures or 2 - 500 mg. Daily for treatment purposes, Multienzyme complex will aid digestion, not to be taken by children. These are taken with meals as directed on the label, a good multimineral complex that contains calcium 2,000 mg daily, magnesium 1,000 mg daily and potassium 99 mg daily. This is essential for normal cell division and proper functioning. Use a comprehensive multimineral formula that contains trace minerals as well, with the exception of iron, a good multivitamin complex that contains all the known vitamins. This is best when taken in a sustained-released or time-released formula. This will assist in normal cell function. This should be taken as directed on the label with meals, N-Acetylcysteine and L-methionine these will help to detoxify the body of harmful substances and protect the liver and other organs. Take these as directed on the label on an empty stomach with water or juice not milk or milk products. They are best absorbed when taken in combination with 50 mg of vitamin B6, 100 mg of vitamin C, Taurine is helpful in the situations where the functions of tissues and/or organs is in need of repair. This is taken as directed on the label, 100 mg of Vitamin B3 which is also called niacin, should be taken daily along with extra choline at the amount of 500 to 1,000 mg daily and up to 2,000 mcg of vitamin B12. Do not exceed 100 mg daily of niacin and do not take it if you have a liver disorder, gout or high blood pressure. Vitamin B6 and choline are great at improving circulation and building red blood cells and they aid in proper liver functioning. Vitamin B12 prevents anemia. Best if used as a lozenge or in its sublingual form. Raw glandular complex along with raw thymus and raw spleen will assist is building and improving proper blood balances and reproduction especially T lymphocytes. These will assist the body natural immune system. These should be taken as recommended by their labels.