Alarming figures: more and more people get cancer
In Germany alone there are currently around 3.3 million people affected by a tumour or in tumour aftercare. In Germany in 2004 around 436,500 new cancer cases were registered; about 12,250 cases more than in 2002. The Federal Statistical Office states that 17.590 women with breast cancer died in 2004. This corresponds to four percent of all deaths in women. In February 2010, the Robert Koch Institute submitted the latest statistics. According to these, the number of people affected in the last 20 years has increased by 30 percent (men + 45%; women + 14%). For 2010 alone, the Robert Koch Institute estimated around 450,000 new cases of cancer in Germany.Experts are certain: In ten years at the latest, cancer will replace the cardiovascular diseases as no. 1 cause of death in Germany.
Why is this disease seemingly unstoppable despite the great efforts of conventional medicine? According to conventional medicinal doctrine we are still far from knowing what cancer really is and how it occurs.
"Using both ABM and Polyporus, a significant improvement of the general condition and the laboratory values have occurred. The general condition is good despite chemotherapy," the naturopath W. H. wrote us with respect to his grandson´s cancer.
Many factors that can contribute to cancer development are still not taken seriously enough. Cancer can arise through many causes:
inflammation processes - at least six cancers relate directly to chronic inflammation.
dysregulation of the immune system
poor nutrition - the immune system is inhibited through the traditional Western diet and inflammation promoted. By contrast, in Asia there are significantly fewer cancer cases. But not only the ingredients of the food can promote or inhibit the emergence of cancer. The storage, preparation and preservation of foodstuffs and food also play a role in the emergence and spread of cancer. Body weight, the amount of fat intake and salt intake, as well as mildew in foodstuffs and meals are other factors that are of importance in the development of cancer.
effects of toxic substances from the environment (air pollution, exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, etc.).
additives in food and cosmetics.
overloading of the excretory organs.
duration of exposure to stress, negative emotions and mental conflicts such as grief, anger, humiliation, not being able to forgive, social isolation.
Favouring tumour development through poor nutrition
Today's diet often does not meet the requirements of our body. Our ancestors ate a lot of vegetables and fruit and only occasionally eggs and/or meat. This diet offered a balanced supply of essential fatty acids and proteins, but little sugar. Today, on the other hand, the annual per capita consumption of refined sugar in the industrialized nations is about 70 kg. But cancer feeds on sugar! If we eat food with a high glycaemic index the blood sugar levels increase greatly.
Then the pancreas distribute insulin to guide the sugar into the cells, as well as insulin-like growth factors (IGF). Both insulin and IGF also stimulate inflammatory factors, which encourage cancer cells to grow and penetrate the surrounding tissue. The body now wants to repair the injured sites. It sets processes in motion that serve the growth of new tissue. However the cancer uses these repair processes to promote its growth.
If the inflammatory factors necessary for its growth are not present in the environment of the tumour, it cannot spread. Another factor is also under discussion, namely, adrenalin. It is the main antagonist of insulin. While insulin incorporates sugar into the cells, excess amounts of adrenaline draws it out of the cells again. If the organism can no longer produce sufficient adrenaline because of too much previous stress, especially mental stress, glycogen and free glucose are increasingly stored in the cells.
Thereby the cell metabolism is disturbed, and cellular respiration becomes more and more degraded. The sugar fattened cell switches to a fermentation process and rapid cell division.
We're poisoning our bodies
Toxic effects of environmental toxins, pesticides, food additives or additives in cosmetics should not be underestimated. Even if it is only small quantities daily, over a long time chemical food additives and toxins can overload our excretory organs such as liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys and the lymphatic system. This results in an environment in the body which can promote the emergence of cancer. Toxins play an important role not only as a cause, but also in the course of the disease: Due to the disease itself and through the conventional treatment strategies many toxic substances accrue. The human detoxification system reaches the limits of its performance. Lymph blockages, hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) impairment can arise from the tumour itself, or there is an impairment of these organs through chemotherapy and radiation. This in turn leads to an increasing disturbance of the immune system.
Excessive or prolonged exposure to emotional or social stress can lead to dysregulation of the immune system. The body usually reacts with fatigue, and cancer cells are insufficiently detected and combated.
What does the body need to heal?
The body can be encouraged to recover through various natural resources. A precondition is a diet tailored to the particular situation of the individual. Since all cancer diseases are dependent on a blood and nutrient supply of the vessels, it must be a diet that inhibits neovascularization (new vessel building). For this purpose, detoxifying measures and movement are also decisive.
Furthermore inflammatory inhibiting measures must be initiated, and the immune system must be strengthened. Everything that strengthens our immune cells weakens the tumour growth. In addition, the mental component must be taken into account, i.e. everything that puts us under stress should be avoided, so that our soul remains in balance.
A conventional medical treatment such as surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapies should be accompanied by holistic medicine therapy to alleviate the usually very stressful side effects on the one hand and, on the other hand, eliminate the causes of the tumour genesis (origin of the tumour).
Cancer therapy with medicinal mushrooms
An excellent supportive therapy method are medically effective mushrooms. They have the ability to detoxify the body, remove excess cell toxins and dismantle inflammatory processes. They also have an exceptional regulatory effect on the immune system. They are able to prevent vascular neoplasms (the building of new vessels) that would be necessary to supply a tumour. And they can initiate the suicide program of the cell, without which the tumour cell would live forever.
Even when, due to chemotherapy and/or radiation, a deterioration in blood formation occurs, mushrooms are very effective. Disorders in blood formation (loss of red and white blood cells), fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair loss or mucosal damage may be consequences of conventional medical treatment. Through medicinal mushroom therapy it is possible to strengthen the healthy tissue and thus to protect them from the side effects. Strengthening is particularly important just after and during chemotherapy, because the cell poisons used damage not only tumour cells, but also healthy tissue and blood formation. With the use of medicinal mushrooms, exhaustion as a result of lack of red blood cells or an increasing immunodeficiency through the loss of white blood cells can be counteracted. Furthermore, with the help of Agaricus blazei murrill (ABM), for example, a swelling of the spleen, as occurs in leukaemia or lymphoma, can be reduced.
"No side effects after a total of twelve chemotherapy sessions. A parallel treatment doesn’t take place. My oncologist at the university hospital Frankfurt is informed. She has no concerns." This is how Mr. B. K. describes his experiences with Reishi, Polyporus and Hericium with his colon cancer with metastases in the liver, lungs and lymph system.
With a lack of red blood cells the patient suffers from a reduced oxygen supply to the body, resulting in decreased capability. Reishi, for instance, increases the oxygen saturation of the blood, so that this lack can be counteracted and the patient feels vital. The Reishi medicinal mushroom is especially applied when the tumour is located in the liver or lung tissue. Here the affected tissues are primarily those that have a high rate of cell division, such as mucosa and bone marrow. Here a detoxification with mushrooms is very important! Medicinal mushrooms contain polysaccharides in high concentration. Therefore they are particularly effective for the regulation of the immune system in tumour disorders. In addition, they promote the regeneration of the bone marrow and thus the formation of blood.
Via the lymphatic system many toxins are transported from the body tissues into the blood vessels, and then excreted by the liver or kidneys. In addition, the lymphatic system plays an important role in the immune system. Congestion in the lymphatic system therefore leads to an overload of the organism with toxins and thus also to an additional burdening on the immune system. Therefore, in the case of cancer the proper functioning of the lymphatic system is of particular importance. This is especially the case when, in the context of the tumour, lymph nodes have had to be removed, whereby congestion and lymph accumulation can easily arise. These should be absolutely eliminated by implementing a holistic therapy, for example with the Polyporus fungus.
The Coriolus medicinal mushroom is mainly used for hormone-dependent tumours such as in breast and prostate cancer. With cancer diseases, the digestive tract is often also afflicted. This can pose a problem, since the intestinal mucosa has a significant impact on the stabilization, regulation and the development of the immune system. Here immune cells are formed that not only remain in the intestines, but also spread through the bloodstream. The Hericium erinaceus mushroom is used to strengthen the gastric and intestinal mucosa. Even if there are tumours in the stomach or in the oesophagus, this mushroom can be used.
Mrs. G. R. from Petersburg writes to us: "Since 1970 I suffer from diabetes type I, and I also had a breast cancer surgery in 2004. I take three ABM medicinal mushroom capsules per day and have a good general condition. The laboratory values are to the complete satisfaction of the physician. I'm hopefully completely healed."
Many cancer patients feel very weakened at least temporarily. This may be due to the tumour itself or to the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The physical weakness often also transforms into a feeling of not being equal to the challenge. Fear of what might come as well as dejection can be the result.
This makes it clear how important the emotional processing of the disease is. The Cordyceps mushroom is used to strengthen the body and spirit. For anxiety, depression, lack of motivation and despondency the ingestion causes a mood brightening. Only a strong and healthy mind can support the body on the path to healing. In addition, through its strong connection with the kidneys and adrenal glands this medicinal mushroom has a great influence on the adrenaline production and regulation during constant mental stress and also acts favourably on tumour conditions in bladder and lungs.
At this point we would like to point out that not all fungi that can be used for cancer have been listed here. For full advice please contact the MykoTroph advisory team which will be delighted to take time for you in detail.
The effects described are based on the ingestion of medicinal mushroom powder which is prepared from the whole mushroom. Please seek advice from your therapist before using.