Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hormones and Cancer "Bio" does not mean identicle.

Next article will be on chemotherapy, Radiation and stem cells-How conventional treatment makes cancer worse according to Stanford University, and what you can do about it if you have been exposed to chemo and radiation. There are many ways to reverse the damage of conventional treatments and it is advised that you use the CaProfile test to find out how extensively the metastasis or proliferation may be. With over 30 years of working with and 25 years of testing people with cancer, if you do the program that addresses the issues that present in the testing, you have a good road map back to good health.

Theme for this newsletter: Conventional monitoring, or no monitoring of your own program is not only risky, but can be misleading (one client said “I feel great but the tumor is coming through the skin“!) Conventional monitoring are tests for Ca 15 3, Ca 19 9, or CEA, for example. Her Ca 15 3 was normal, and her Ca 125 was normal. We don’t waste money on this kind of test because it rarely gives good information for monitoring treatment, unless you combine it with a full profile like the CaProfile.

We prefer those that are more sensitive to cancer growth. We find the CEA does not show much rise either unless someone has had chemotherapy or radiation. Most people do not know the impact of radiation and chemotherapy on cancer stem cells. It is rarely discussed by the treating entity. We test for this impact. After reading this information, if you need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to write or call us.

Do not “save” money on testing only to find out later you now have an advanced cancer or your program is not working as planned.

Example: You have been diagnosed or you think you have cancer. What options do you have for verification? The cancer may be where it is suspected, or it may be spread throughout the body. Almost no one dies of the original tumor but of complications from metastasis and total cancer load. The “tumor” is not the only cancer to address and unfortunately most programs seems to think this way; “kill the tumor”. The tumor is well protected and well fed. First how do you measure this and second how do you stop it?  “Metastasis or complications of metastasis is associated with about 90% of all cancer deaths [32, 35]. The prevention of metastasis remains the single most important challenge for cancer management.”

A one-point test where you prepare your own samples is not only inaccurate, but can be dangerously misleading. We have three clients who used a test called the Navarro  (a single point HCG test where the client prepares their own samples and only one point is measured), and the results showed them to be continuously in a safe zone. When measured by our 8 tests they were found to have advanced cancer with many metastases. This is the reason why we use a multiple point test like the CaProfile.  Each client knew something was wrong when the tumors grew to a size that either caused pain, or impeded bowel function or the tumor literally came out of the skin of the chest with no change in the Navarro test results.

Routinely we measure the HCG with the other measurements and the HCG urine is normal but the other cancer levels are elevated and significant. This is a significant risk of misinformation.  The same can occur with a single point test like the Ca 15, or Ca 125, or CEA. We measure 8 different points with one test, from the same sample. This gives a repeatable accuracy of over 90%.

You need to test to find out how serious it is and you don’t want the exposure to x-rays and CAT scans, so you chose an MRI. Visual evaluation will only see the tumor if it is greater than 2.5-3 mm. The CaProfile blood test will tell you much more and is more sensitive.

If you are trying to do a program on your own without adequate testing and monitoring you are playing Russian roulette with your health. You have to establish a baseline with reliable testing of blood, cancer levels, levels of metastasis, and hormone levels measured by saliva. Then you will know the fundamental, underlying issues that need to be fixed. We have seen people with cancer have heart attacks because chemo has damaged their heart and no one tested for this. The heart issue is more acute than the cancer but you will not know this unless you test for it.

We have seen infections, pain, horrible pain, because no one tested the organs to see if the potential for pain was there because the organs were overloaded and the program chosen made it worse. What if you chose the Budwig program and you are allergic to the cottage cheese; (using the flax seed oil does not obviate or prevent this issue)? What does that do to your immune system? How many are allergic? In our experience over 67%. Emotional issues are always a key component with healing in any disease and especially cancer; fear is a greater deterrent to healing than the cancer or the immune system.

The first issue to consider is how to verify if you have cancer, what level of cancer do you have, does everyone have cancer cells (yes), and if you do, when does it become important. Testing can tell you if you have cancer that is capable of forming tumors; the CaProfile can also tell you if your immune system is strong enough to fight the issues you face. All good programs monitor progress, organ function, blood levels and hormones. Without correcting hormones you will find it difficult to affect a positive change. If you remove an organ or an breast does this stop the cancer threat or make it worse or was it unnecessary?
The leading cause of death with cancer, in the U.S., is death by from side effects of conventional treatments. The only way to defeat cancer is to build the immune system, to which conventional treatment will do great harm.

Many want to do their own program. That is a good plan if you know what to do and how to monitor it. Cancer loves it when someone works on a program and “feels” good about it. Cancer has no pain until it impedes an organ, bones, or is palpable. Let’s take one topic and that is hormones.

Hormones Do Affect the Immune System

Balanced Hormones = Active Immune System

In the battle for immune power, it is easy to overlook how hormone balance affects the immune system. In this brief overview, we will share general information to help you be aware of the correlation between balanced hormones and healthy immune response.

We promise to try to give you the “highs and lows” of hormone balance, without being too technical – so you can stay awake.

Though, it is commonly known that the thyroid and adrenal glands are necessary for energy, but did you know that the body relies on the thyroid and adrenal glands to stimulate various immune-activating functions? Furthermore, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone imbalances can suppress the immune response.

When the body’s hormones are either too high, or too low, the immune system can be adversely impacted, so it is imperative to keep hormone levels properly balanced. Trying to balance with “bio-identical” hormones is dangerous and you can overdose. Additionally, when giving pharmacy prepared hormones instead of stimulating the body to produce its own hormones you will interrupt the normal body development and make the immune/hormone system weaker. Just like insulin for a diabetic makes the pancreas weak. Hormones taken make the hormone system weak. Hormones must be measured with a saliva test not with blood.

Adrenal – The adrenal glands have a significant influence on immunity. They produce hormones that are vital to several metabolic functions, including DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, and epinephrine.

Specifically, the adrenal gland’s production of cortisol is essential to maintain immunity.

However, the overproduction of cortisol weakens the immune system by suppressing neutrophil function. (Neutrophil’s – white blood cells critical for immune response.)

Thyroid – A strong immune system needs an active production of Natural Killer Cells (NK or NKCs – part of the immune system’s first line of defense) to fight off foreign intruders.

Researchers found that NK cells were more active among individuals with optimal levels of thyroid hormones.

If you are concerned about your hormone levels being balanced, see your health care provider for their professional advice concerning your individual needs. Hormone balance is something you don’t want to try to fix on your own, and you don’t want to fix them with bioidentical hormones which will eventually weaken the immune system even further and cause toxicity that is hard to reverse.

Low thyroid levels can hamper the body’s response to viruses, and also cause a sluggish response to inflammation.

Estrogen – Extremely high or low estrogen levels affect the immunity. Excessive production of estrogen (normally bad estrogen) can suppress the thyroid, as well as reduce the activity levels of NK cells and interleukin 2. Interleukin 2 is produced by T-cells (a type of white[]  blood cell) to stimulate the immune system.

Furthermore, high levels of estrogen decrease the size of the thymus gland, which depresses immune activity by causing a reduction in thymus hormone levels in the blood. In contrast, postmenopausal women that are estrogen-deprived also have weakened immunity. Low estrogen levels decrease NK cell, B lymphocyte, and T helper cell activity (all essential for proper immune response), while increasing the body’s inflammatory response.

Progesterone – Low levels of progesterone has been linked to some autoimmune diseases. Correct progesterone balance affects proper T-cell and NK cell activity.

It has also been observed that progesterone aids immune system development in the fetus, during pregnancy.

Testosterone – When testosterone levels are low, T-cell production multiplies. T-cells fight against infections, but overproduction can lead to autoimmune diseases.

In contrast, testosterone levels that become too high significantly increase corticosterone levels, which suppress immune activity. Testosterone also regulates production of monocytes and lymphocytes – white blood cells that are essential to immunity. Hopefully you have a better idea of how important hormone balance is for strong immune systems.

If you are concerned about your hormone levels being balanced, find someone who can test your hormones properly with saliva. Hormone balance is something you don’t want to try to fix on your own, and you have cancer you must get it checked and balanced. You can do this with the 5 element test.  The other major test is the CaProfile, the most sensitive and accurate for cancer in the world. 

Hormones measures in blood are hormones attached to proteins and this test can grossly estimate the level of hormones inaccurately.
A comment on food and hormone activity – much information is available regarding how foods and nutrients can assist (or undermine) hormone balance and glandular function.

Get proper testing done so you know your status and use it to monitor your progress. Do your homework and get help to understand the idiosyncrasy of cancer treatment. Learn why some work and some do not, and find out why one of the most popular self-treatment plans suppresses the immune for many people because they have allergies for the basics of the program.

Learn the basics of cancer growth. Good, well researched professionals know how cancer grows, know how to expose it to the immune system and know how to monitor it without harming you. Just building the immune system may not be enough if it is hiding below a film that prevents the immune system from detecting it. You need to know these facts or you will fail in your quest to defeat it naturally. Test and keep records of what you are doing or you are flying blind. If you need specific research, or guidance, tests or help with a program please let us know.

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