What no Natural Cure for Cancer?  Well, you are wrong many may say.  Look my friend cured his cancer by drinking Goji Berry Juice!  Look I heard that going on this diet …….. is good for cancer. A friend of ours went to see … put on a fast and cured themselves !!  Seems like if you have cancer a lot of well-meaning friends will offer something. Others will say – do not do natural therapies they do not work!

Well sometimes friends do not want to get in the way and will not offer anything and others are first to offer with anything that they hear that may help or not help.  The situation can be confusing for those who are first diagnosed with cancer and the first person to go to is the Oncologist- the Expert in the field. Many either do not know much more than conventional Medicine or others have an attitude of Natural Therapy is quackery and does nothing for a cure.  Certainly, there are those who will warn against natural Therapies. But what is Natural Therapies and for that matter what is the word cure?  Now the word cure can mean different things to different people. For some, it is an absence of symptoms ( no symptoms no problem ) or a retarding of cancer where it is no longer growing or complete resolution of cancer itself. Cure can also mean no detectable cancer on scans or blood tests. When there is a cancer situation naturally everyone wants a cure but perhaps this is the wrong question to ask or expect of a health situation like this. To expect a cure is to expect something external or some divine intervention or a big expectation of Chemotherapy.  To me, it seems that the right questions are not being asked?  The only people who can “cure” cancer that I know of are  God or the person’s innate body intelligence that has kept them alive so far.

Chemotherapy and Radiation which are the backbone of Western Medicine while useful in treating some cancers, does not offer a complete cure.   Chemo mainly debulks a growing tumor by poisoning cancer cells but does not usually kill stems, cells from which cancer develops. Chemotherapy per se is not a bad thing as if one has cancer cells that are rapidly dividing which can lead to other problems.  Slowing the growth or reducing the size of a tumor makes sense as tumors use up a lot of energy and cause pressure on nerves and other organs. Cancer Therapy is heavily focused on the use of Chemical drugs or radiation and usually, there is little mention of immune support or good nutrition or lifestyle counseling which is paramount in giving the body what it needs to heal. Even if Chemotherapy or like provides a temporary remission then if the underlying causes are not looked at then the factors that cause cancer in the first place will cause cancer to re-occur again sometime in the future.

In reality, all that natural therapies can do is to put the body in a better space where it can deal with cancer by allowing the body to heal itself by natural mechanisms.  The right questions should be framed around this premise. These questions are seldom asked during conventional medical treatments such as –

  • What do I need to give to the body to support its healing mechanisms? eg:  Proper diet, Nutrition, and supplements
  • What lifestyle changes do I need to make to allow this to happen? – how do I create a healing environment for the body?
  • What factors lifestyle or otherwise has let to my body developing this cancer?
  • What emotional and spiritual changes do I need to make to facilitate the healing of my body? – Can meditation or counseling be of use?
  • What do I need to do to stimulate my body’s immune system? – what stress levels am I experiencing or have experienced? What can be done to stimulate my immune system? These are the real questions that need to be asked or examined for they are at the heart of enabling the body to heal itself

In my post, I have mentioned  God as a divine intervention as a Cure. I am not knocking it.  Studies have shown that those who have a belief in their faith or in the divine intervention are better placed to do better in handling the rigors of cancer and for life extension.

For Cancer Support and Nutrition please contact Peter Farnsworth N.D at  https://adelaidenaturopath.net.au.