What You Need To Know

About Cancer


“The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole.”
Leon Eldred

What if you learned that there were steps you could take on your own that might arrest the growth of existing malignant tumors? What if you discovered that there were products that could help you recover from cancer, or - better yet - prevent it altogether? You would probably go to great lengths to seek out these wonder treatments, wouldn't you? No sum of money, no amount of trouble would be too much, if only you could find ways to eliminate cancer, one of the deadliest scourges of humankind. Yet there is no need to search out exotic locales for mysterious herbs, nor do you need to pay exorbitant prices for wonder drugs from the pharmacist. It may come as a surprise, but the best cancer fighters of all are as near as your local grocery store, health food store, farmer's market and (if you have one) your own fruit and vegetable garden.

During the last one hundred years, Americans have suffered from cancer at an ever increasing rate. Health professionals and statisticians who follow the numbers tell us that in North America one out of two men, and two out of three women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point during their lives, and the percentage is steadily climbing. Cancer is even striking children at ever younger ages. It used to be that children rarely got cancer. Why? What are we doing differently? Do we have the wisdom and the will power to make some fundamental changes in our living and dietary practices? Or, will we continue hoping (against the odds) for a magic pill to finally emerge from a science lab?

Although it is true that many patients with this illness are now living longer than ever before, the overall death rate continues to rise, and we are faced with near epidemic. Meanwhile, the billions of dollars spent on cancer research to go not as much to identifying the underlying cause of cancer, but to discovering chemical compounds that temporarily check the growth of malignant tumors. Too much emphasis is placed on the tumor, and not enough on the cause of the tumor. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation often shrink the tumor, while at the same time the patient dies from other illness brought on by the treatment. Clearly something is wrong here. The tumor itself is not life threatening. But what does endanger the life of the patient is the spreading of cancer thought the body; and surgery, chemotherapy and radiation do nothing to prevent that. Considering our lack of success in eradicating this devastating illness, it is no wonder that growing numbers of individuals are pursuing non-traditional approaches to prevent and eliminate cancer on their own.

Cancer may affect people at all ages, but risk is increasing with age. Cancer causes about 13% of all deaths worldwide. Global incidence worldwide is rising. Notice that breast cancer in the United States is at 660 cases per 1 million people. Shocking to most people is that only 79 cases per 1 million people occur in India! This means there is 8 times more breast cancer in America than India. Check out the numbers on prostate cancer. In the United States prostate cancer accounts for 690 cases per I million people. In India it is only 20 cases per I million people. This means there is 34 times more prostate cancer in America than India! What is most surprising is that in a country where large numbers of people smoke, and where pollution control is not as good as in the countries like the United States, the incidence of lung cancer in America is 660 cases per I million. Now Check out India! Only 30 cases per I million people! This means there is 22 times more lung cancer in America than India! With more people and far more pollution than America, India has an amazingly low prevalence of most cancers. Maybe we can learn from them. They eat more vegetables, cook with ghee butter and coconut oil and they take a lot of pride in home cooked meals.

It is time we become aware of something that distinguished scientists proved one hundred years ago: it is that cancer is a chronic metabolic disease arising from dietary deficiency. It is empowering when we come to the understanding that here is an illness we can each influence every day, depending on our lifestyle choices.

Please do not misunderstand me. I certainly do not recommend that anyone should go it alone in treating any kind of serious illness. But, with a disease such as cancer that affects the body's ability to digest food efficiently and to convert it into energy, the best "physicians" are the patients themselves. They are the ones on the job twenty-four hours a day, who thus has the opportunity to create healthful conditions at the cellular level - conditions that allow the body to successfully interrupt the cycle that otherwise leads to malignant tumor growth.


According to a medical studies Cancer is a chronic generic term for a group of more than 100 diseases that can affect any part of the body. It is a group of diseases in which cells are:

  • Aggressive (grow and divide without respect to normal limits)

  • Invasive (invade and destroy adjacent tissues

  • Metastatic (spread to other locations in the body)

Tumors can be benign or malignant. The cells of a tumor must go through several stages before they become cancerous. As a tumor grows, it destroys surrounding tissue and takes critical supplies of oxygen and nutrients for its own growth. Benign tumors are not cancer. Usually, doctors can remove them. Cells from benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. In most cases, benign tumors do not come back after they are removed. Most important, benign tumors are rarely a threat to life.

Malignant tumors are cancer. They are generally more serious. Cancer cells can invade and damage nearby tissues and organs. The main categories of cancer include:

  • Carcinoma - Cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs.

  • Sarcoma - Cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.

  • Leukemia - Cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood.

  • Lymphoma and Myeloma - Cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system.

  • Central Nervous System Cancers - Cancers that begin in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord.

There are three ways

that cancer spreads in the body:

  • Through tissue. Cancer invades the surrounding normal tissue.

  • Through the lymph system. Cancer invades the lymph system and travels through the lymph vessels to other places in the body.

  • Through the blood. Cancer invades the veins and capillaries and travels through the blood to other places in the body.

When cancer cells break away from the primary tumor and travel through the lymph or blood to other places in the body, another or secondary tumor, may form. This process is called metastasis. The secondary, or metastatic, tumor is the same type of cancer as the primary tumor. For example, if colorectal cancer spreads to the lungs, the cancer cells in the lungs are actually colorectal cancer cells. The disease is metastatic colorectal cancer, not lung cancer.