Treatment of breast cancer in Alternative Medicine (3)

Breast CancerBeing the third part in the serialisation of the text of a presentation by FEMI KUSA at the maiden seminar of the College of Integrative Medicineheld at the Water Parks, Toyin Street, Lagos, on August 1 and 2, 2013.

Being the third part in the serialisation of the text of a presentation by FEMI KUSA at the maiden seminar of the College of Integrative Medicineheld at the Water Parks, Toyin Street, Lagos, on August 1 and 2, 2013.


The college was founded to train members of the National Integrative Medicine Practitioners Association (NIMPA). In the first part published on August 8, two promising case studies provided the grounds for hope that herbs and nutritional supplements, used alone or as an adjunct in orthodox cancer therapies, can bring about a cancer cure. In one of these cases, stage iv colon cancer which had spread to the liver, lung and kidney shrank by 25 per cent within two months of the introduction of alternative medicine therapies to conventional therapy. In the second case, breast cancer shrank significantly. Last Thursday, August 15, featured the loss of oxygen in the body as a possible cause of cancer, some common causes of deoxygenating and some ways and means of oxygenating the blood, including the use of oxygen tablets or capsules. This week, the column explores gene and cell damage as potential cause of cancer.


Cell damage during cell division

There are about 100 trillion cells in the average adult human body. All of them except those of the brain and perhapsthe nerves are constantly dividing to reproduce themselves before they die off. One hundred trillion cells is written as 100,000,000,000,000.Each cell is probably replaced hundreds of thousands of times in one’s lifetime. In one single day, as many as 40 billion (40,000,000,000) cells may be replaced. In the course of these replacements, mistakes may occur in the splitting of the DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), which is the blueprint or code of each cell to be reproduced. Recently, the media reported the birth of a baby without the brain in the skull. This means the skull is hollow.Obviously, the gene for the brain was missing in the baby printers will easily understand what is happening. Printers print from plates fastened to a press by pressing paper over them. If a printer has an order for 200,000 copies, the plate may wear after 100,000 copies. Any printing done after this number may not be clear or it may blur. So, the plate has to be replaced. In respect of cell reproduction in the body, sometimes it is a gene that is missing. The cells produced in such error are not normal cells, and, therefore, lose communication links with the body and do not get information or instruction from the brain about the rate at which they should divide, hence the abnormal rate of division. If we grant to Mother Nature, as agent of the Creator of all things the honour of perfection, we would recognise that the possibility of this aberration, through the foibles of souls maturing in these bodies, would have been foreseen, and antidote for it would have been provided for in the Creation Plan. This abnormality arose in the first place out of dietary and other misconducts. If we dig deep down into any event which suggests imperfection in the work of Mother Nature, we would discover that man is the architectof it.In the far sighted nature of Mother.Nature, every cell is equipped with a gene called the P.53Gene which kills off a cell which has stepped out of tune with the rhythm of the body. This gene, located on the DNA, is called the “suicide gene.” Why these genes fail to pull the trigger on the cancer cell? Another relevant question in cancer therapy is: why do the 30 billion or so immune cells, including the NATURAL KILLER (NK) cells not catch and destroy thesedeadly cells? If they failed, why did the liver, as the chief detoxifying or purifying organ in the body, let them pass?

Some studies have associated these failures to nthe loss of energy within the cells. Many factors such as Vitamins, co-factors,minerals and enzymes are inseparable from energy production in the cell. But Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) would appear somewhat more significant, going by some studies, and I would like to emphasise it in this presentation.

Dr. Folkers, one of the most outstanding CoQ10 researchers for decades, ran the first CoQ10 research on the value of this compound in breast cancer management, and some doctors carried out the experiment with 32 women in a Copenhagen Clinic. The woman had advanced, high risk breast cancer which had spread to the lymph mode. They had gone through chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery to no avail. Researcher Dr. Foikers and his two medical doctor colleagues placed the women on a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and CoQ10 to see if these would help. The CoQ10 dosage was 90mg daily. And, sure enough, six of the 32 women survived beyond two years, although, by convention, the condition of their cancer dictated that they die before then. Their tumors had shrunken significantly.

In 1993, one of these women unilaterally increased her CoQ10 dosage from 90mg to 390mg a day. By the following month, the cancer was completely gone. Another woman who followed her footsteps by increasing her own CoQ10 dosage to 300mg daily also witnessed complete remission of the cancer. Their doctors reported these surprising developments in the following statement: “The tumor was no longer palpable and in the following month, a mammogram examination diagnosed disappearance of Her tumor. After that, another woman in the group also increased her dosage, this time to 300mg. her tumor soon disappeared. A clinical examination revealed no presence of the prior residual tumor nor of distant metastases,

This study has been reported to be significant in at least two respects. First, the quantum of chemotherapy, toxic to cells and depressant to the immune system, may have constituted an overwhlming harmer to CoQ10 energising the dormant suicide genes of the cancer cells to destroy those cells. It may, also have deprived the liver of energy to detoxify the blood and, by extension, the cells. The cells, of course, include the immune cells, expecially the NK cells.

Secondly, an increased CoQ10 dosage reveals the capacity of this compound to energise the system back to health. In other words, the cells did not have enough CoQ10 in their pre-cancerous state. Even when CoQ10 was given at going daily, the usage may have been eaten up by chemo or radiation. For CoQ10 is an antioxidant and may have been donating itself to free radicals of the chemo and radiation.

Further, CoQ10 research in this area has shown that the compound stimulatesimmunoglobin production and increases the CD4 to CD8 ratio in humans. These effects are immune-boosting and suggest the relationship between cellular energy and protection against tumour growth and cancer development. More research has shown as well linkages between low plasma levels of CoQ10 and the onset or progression of breast cancer.

Coq10 is used in all therapies, not just for cancer. Originally, it was given to people with heart problems. The heart is one of the richest sources of CoQ10, understandably because it is a hardworking organ which requires lots of energy to move blood round the body. It has helped many causes of palpitation of heart muscles, especially when taken with Hawthorn berries and Magnesium, and congestive heart failure. People with low ejection fraction also benefit from CoQ 10 therapy. Ejection fraction is the quantum of blood which one chamber of the heart pumps into another. Doctors worry if less then 50 per cent is pushed out. Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart is enlarged and weak, pushes blood to the lungs for oxygenation but is too weak to pump it out. In elderly people, the lungs may becomes so congested with blood that they begin to cough as an attempt by the lungs to rid themselves of this burden. Sometimes the coughing may persist for years and fail to respond to cough medicine and antibiotics which doctors give to clear infection which follows congestion. By improving the hearts energy with the use of CoQ10, congestive heart failure is often well resolved.

Ubiquinone or Ubiquinol

Two forms of CoQ10 are available, namely ubiqui (noneandubiqui(nol). Ubiquinol is the more effective and is more expensive. Some smart producers sell ubiquinone as ubiquinol to sweep the market at cheaper prices. It is always important in the CoQ10 market to buy only trusted brands.

Free radical damage

Free radicals are atoms or molecules without paired electrons in the outermost shell of their electrons. They are unstable, highly reactive and destructive. They steal electrons from the cells to stabilise themselves, thereby damaging these cells. In this process, holes are literally drilled into the cell membranes. This makes the cell to leak, like a car tyre tube punctured by a nail. Hundreds of thousands of free radical hits may occur on a cell in one day. The cell spends a great deal of time and energy sealing the leaks and healing its injury, with hardly any energy left for other work to safeguard its existence. In the end, it ages prematurely, may become mutated and carcerous or dies. Imagine a car tyre tube punctured many times over with its leaks sealed many times over. Soon, it becomes useless, unsafe to drive on. We cannot escape from free radical threat. We only need protection against it. Free radicals are produced by the body as waste products of its metabolism. From the outside, they come into the body with food, air and water. The body produces them when the immune system fights diseases.Diseases germs launch them against immune cells. Many of our natural foods, fruits and herbs have antioxidant and properties and protect us against free radicals. A new body of research, about which I may speak later, an antidotes to free radicals, suggests we also get free radicals from the atmosphere. Antioxidants, as negative charges, are said to come from the earth. Thus, the earth exhibits a natural balance between free radicals and antioxidants If we do not “earth”the free radical as positive charges we are receiving from the atmosphere, as we earth them with lightening or thunder catcher protection for houses, we will have lots of free radicals sooner than later. Earthling these charges naturally is achieved by walking barefoot on dew covered grass especially, says this new body of research. In the wisdom of Mother Nature Free Radicals are destroyed by antioxidants. The body produces three primary antioxidants, namely:

• Glutathione

• Superoxide Dismutage (SOD),and

• Catalase

These enzymes complexes are made from certain substances which may sometimes or often run short in the body biochemistry and cause a deficiency of these basic antioxidants. These foundation materials include zinc, selenium and manganese. In addition, antioxidants are available also in the form of Vitamins A,C and E. As the entire body has a general antioxidant defence system, specific organs have antioxidants specific to them even when these antioxidants have wider applications. The fat soluble vitamins A and E, for example, are found largely in fatty organs of the body such as the breast, the eyes and the brain. Alpha Lipoic Acid, another popular antioxidant, in fat and water soluble and,so,(NAC) operates in both media.

N- Acetyl Cystane, yet another antioxidant, is used alongside another antioxidant because of its tendency to generate free radicals. Antioxidants do not destroy free radicals directly. They interface between free radicals and the cells, donating themselves. In other words, free radicals steal electrons from antioxidants and, so have no need to steal from the cells. The scenario is like a war front where soldiers form a human shield around their general against enemy fire. A reverse graphic situation may look like an unprotected house invaded every day by armed robbers.

Cancer is defeatable

On August 31, CANCER DEFEATED, foundedin 2006, will start a convention in mexico to show doctors and other interested people, many cancer survivors who usedAlternative Medicines, the doctors and clinics who treated them, as well as natural foods and herbs which these cancer survivors employed in their fight for survival.

Many AMERICAN AND European doctors who have been achieving positive results with Alternative Medicine protocols that Mainstream medicine oppose in their countries find their ways to a more tolerant Mexico.

Some Nigerian readers of this column are attending the convention. An interesting part of the convention is a tour of the Alternative Medicine- using orthodox medicine clinics in Mexico where what are termedcancer survival miracles have taken place.

Dr. Oz, a leading figure in nutritional medicine, and Dr. William W. Li, M.D., president and medical director of the ANGIOGENESIS FOUNDATION,will very likely speak on ANGIOGENESIS and ANTIANGIOGENES in the battle against cancer, which many doctors in Nigeria do not give sufficient attention.Angiogenesis is the process by which blood vessels feed the cells. Cancer cells hijack angiogenesis to feed themselves. Some anti-cancer food supplements, such as Shark cartilage, prevent cancer cells from hijacking angiogenesis in a counter process called antiangiogenesis. They say, from their studies that the right kinds of foods play a great role in antiangiogenesis.The block cancer cells from feeding on the blood, surround them, shrunk them and cause their death. I will address this convention in a later column.

Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi
Anthony-Claret is a software Engineer, entrepreneur and the founder of Codewit INC and CEO of Portia Web Solutions. Mr. Claret publishes and manages the content on Codewit Word News website and associated websits. He's a writer, IT Expert, great administrator, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all around digital guy.

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