The Answer to Cancer is Health
by Karen A. Masterson Koch
People are not robots. The human body is made from natural elements and it runs on food. Foods found in nature, not a battery purchased from Amazon. And, the way many people disrespect the needs of the body by skipping meals and eating junk foods, it is no wonder that Cancer rates are on the rise.
- The American Cancer Society estimates in 2017, 4,630 new cases of cancer every day with 1,650 deaths, daily. The top ﬁve; Skin, Lung, Prostate, Breast and Colon.
- Cancer is becoming common with a 30% increase in the past 30 years and it’s estimated (1) in (3) people will have some form of Cancer in their lifetime.
- Experts also agree that “Prevention” is the best action to take and that means choosing “Health.”
Health can complement any protocol, especially eating more healthy foods. It’s common sense to give the body the building blocks required for immunity daily. A spokesperson from the City of Hope when asked, “What is new in the treatment of Cancer?” They replied, “Prevention and that is all about health!” The deﬁnition of health is the state of being free from illness or injury. And believe it or not, health can be fun — to actually grow younger in so many aspects including more energy, less disease and even looking younger.
Everyone knows someone with cancer or they themselves have had it or currently do. And leading experts agree on the cause of it. The American Cancer Association states, “Cancer generally takes 10 – 20 years of neglect to develop. And the heredity factor is only 6th on the list of why cancer develops. Smoking cigarettes, alcohol, obesity, poor diet and lifestyle choices are much more damaging to health.”
Today, Cancer has been politicized and is surrounded by confusion and misrepresentation. The truth is, cancer is caused by a number of factors including toxicity, malnutrition, genetic mutation and poor body metabolism. In fact good digestion is often lacking in cancer patients, contributing to malnutrition and disease.
Factors Inﬂuencing Cancer Development
- Toxicity and Malnutrition (drugs, environmental pollution, junk foods, rancid oils, diet abuse lacking core nutrients).
- Poor Body Metabolism (digestion, regularity/detox, balanced immunity and more).
- Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices (addictions, lack of exercise, water, sunshine and fresh air).
- Genetics is 6th!
Poor digestion can prevent even good eaters, from experiencing health — due to poor absorption. It is linked to several factors including food allergies. Excess of gluten, dairy and reﬁned sugar is most problematic. So, keep these foods lower in the diet. Excess of sugars along with toxic chemicals cause multiple bad effects. Sugars increase microbial growth of yeast, viruses and bacteria. It also depletes valuable vitamins and prevents healthy oxygenation while blocking the enzyme process that creates waste. The overuse of antibiotics and drugs further harm the body, increasing the need for more preventative health measures especially for balanced bowel regularity and detoxiﬁcation.
Recent Research on Immunity & Health
Genetic scientists have conﬁrmed that cells that do not absorb critical core nutrients from foods (and or supplements), cannot repair damaged chromosomes (DNA). The DNA determines just how healthy a replicating cell develops. When functioning properly, the body makes specialized cells that build, repair, protect and run all the systems of the body for wellness including immunity. Good digestion and detoxiﬁcation are critical to health. Truly, improving one’s diet and taking key supplements supports the renewal process of reversing disease conditions. We are only as healthy as each cell.
Tuft’s University researchers have proven that by eating better and adding some nutritional supplements — disease in the body reverses. UCSD research studied Vitamin E and it showed signiﬁcant support for immunity while also decreasing dementia in just months. Scientists have also researched many herbs found to be helpful to health, highlighting two in particular that support digestion and immunity, Aloe Vera and Medicinal Mushrooms.
Immunity Support Factors
- Nutrition: Proteins (50 to 60 grams — variety of ﬁsh, lean meats, beans, nuts & seeds, avocado, broccoli); Vegetables (4 to 5 servings — rainbow of colors); and Fruits (1 to 2 servings — variety and seasonal).
- Supplements: Probiotics, Essential Core Nutrients and Antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, D3, E, B-Complex, Omegas — EFAs, plus Minerals like Selenium and more).
- Herbs: Quality Whole Leaf Aloe Vera (concentrate if possible) and Mushrooms (Maitake D-fraction extract).
- Lifestyle: Exercise (30 to 45 minutes per day) and other Healthy Choices.
Agreed, daily schedules can make eating healthy a challenge, so prioritize and plan ahead. Protein foods actually build immunity. Vegetables and fruits contain the core nutrients and anti-oxidants. According to several cancer patients, existing tumors shrank from eating an abundance of berries and seasonal fruits like apples and vegetables — so, doesn’t it follow they will help to be “Preventatively Healthy,” too? Daily supplements including herbs may come in handy like a healthy short-cut along with a healthier diet and exercise.
Why Whole Leaf Aloe Vera (concentrate) is a ﬁrst step for Digestion? The ancients living around the Mediterranean Sea used the entire Aloe Vera plant for everything from head to toe. They would eat the mature plant that developed the dark yellow bitter sap and apply it to the skin. Classed as an Herbal Bitter, one might say it is an herbal medicine chest that supports health foundationally, especially the digestive system and detoxiﬁcation. Aloe Vera is best taken before meals and is more efﬁcient than enzymes because it’s a catalyst for improving stomach ﬂow of Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) supporting better digestion, constipation, gas, bloating and poor health.” Modern research shows improved absorption of nutrients including: Protein 50%, Vitamin C 200% and Vitamin E up to 300%. Also, if not diluted, over-ﬁltered or overheated, quality products contain glyconutrients (polysaccharides). If over 80,000 – 400,000 Daltons, research supports improved immunity. Dose dependent, therefore concentrates may provide the most value in actives over 100 phytonutrients in the plant juice or powder.
Ancient Medicinal Mushrooms (Maitake Grifola frondosa) has been in the news! Ancient civilizations from the cooler regions like China, Japan and Europe used medicinal mushrooms to support immunity health. In particular, the Maitake Mushroom species was a favorite and more recent research is conﬁrming why its popularity is growing. Available in combination formulas or in a new spray, it is used in many research studies conducted for complimentary health.
Health may seem simplistic and easy to achieve for some. Yet, so many kids and adults do not have this accurate education to motivate their efforts. Recent studies have conﬁrmed that early detection is saving lives, yet how about avoiding the diagnosis altogether by knowing the real answer to Cancer? Prevention — “Choose Health” today. Enjoy!
*References furnish upon request.
Karen Masterson Koch, CN
Karen Masterson Koch is a clinical nutritionist and health educator with over 25 yrs. experience in counseling in Southern California. Karen is an expert on gluten and author of Beyond Gluten Intolerance, is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble or by calling 1-800-414-2563.