Cancer

A precocious killer
Overall, cancer is the second cause of death in western society, second only to heart attacks. But cancer is the leading cause of death in American women aged 15-55, and equally in young American adults aged 15-35. Leading the list of various cancers is lung cancer, and numerous studies have documented the link between smoking and cancer of the lungs. Yet it would be a gross oversimplification to stop there, as it is frequently done in the majority of these studies. The causes of cancer are far more complex than usually realized, and lung cancer can serve as an example to show the nature of this complexity.

Smoking and lung cancer
Late in the 19th century, Belgians among Europeans and Canadians among North Americans, actually appear from statistical figures to have smoked more than they do today. Yet lung cancer was so rare that it is not listed in many official statistics. It was certainly rarer than tongue cancer, which is a rare cancer to begin with. If lung cancer is associated with smoking, the previous statistical picture referring to Belgians and Canadians, but which may be far more widespread, does not make any sense whatever.

Again, late in the 20th century, some of the world's greatest smokers were the Greeks. Yet their figures for lung cancer were lower than a great many nationalities that smoke less. Such statistics seem sufficient to dispute the well-established connection of smoking with lung cancer. Only that would be unrealistic. There is no question about the link of smoking with lung cancer. The unorthodox statistics is part of the complexity previously mentioned, and the fact that epidemiological studies investigating a simple association (i.e. smoking-lung cancer), can neither examine nor account for the complexity of living.

The importance of a vigorous immune system
The reason for the low lung cancer rates among Belgians and Canadians is undoubtedly a vigorous immune system. An immune system supported by eating habits that now remain only among people with a conservative attitude towards foods such as the Greeks. Earlier both Belgians and Canadians ate a lot less sugar, which was still rather expensive. One need not elaborate here the harmful effects of too much sugar. They are well known.

They ate a lot more bread, in fact 3-5 times as much as they do now, and much of this bread with all or nearly all its complement of bran. Now we know that bran, especially wheat bran, can speed up the metabolism of estrogens and dramatically reduce their circulating levels in females, acting as powerful preventive factor against breast, colon and other cancers.

They ate their vegetables and fruits in season, if for no other reason than a lack of choice. But this meant getting all the benefits the foods had to offer in terms of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and phytochemicals, while at the same time by not being available the year round obliged the people to vary their plant diet. In short, their immune system was in a far better position to protect them from cancer. And today we also know that a vigorous immune system may be the best protection against most cancers as against most other chronic degenerative diseases..

Our program
Our individualized program of nutrition and natural supplements is designed to help you strengthen your immune system, and provide nutritional support for a vigorous immune function. This is particularly important if you have a genetic predisposition for cancer; if you come from a family with a cancer history; if you are exposed to chemical and environmental pollution; if you had a poor diet; if you are a smoker; and if you are over 65 years old, when the risks of cancer are considerably greater.

Specifically, our program offers,

  1. Comprehensive measures. Identify the best measures for your specific condition, taking into account your present health status, natural attributes, hereditary factors, particular bodily demands, history of ailments, etc.
  2. Diet. Which foods are best for you, how to eat them, what to cut down or eliminate at least for a while, to get the best out of nutrition.
  3. Nutritional supplements. Which vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, enzymes, fatty acids, etc, you need, the dosages and times to take them, so as to avoid nutrient interaction.
  4. Botanical support. What standardized herbal preparations may be of help for your condition, their dosages, contraindications, etc.
  5. Lifestyle changes. Depending on the kind of cancer, required lifestyle changes may be minor or major.
  6. Physical therapies. Other forms of remedies that may be helpful.