To inspire you to take the program steps, I want you to understand why this is such a powerful path and why this program has been so successful in reversing breast cancer for so many of my clients.
Treating the Cause Rather Than the Symptoms
We find ourselves in a tremendously exciting time in integrative oncology care. There is a fountain of new breast cancer research from clinical trials around the world, providing many of the answers to our questions about the factors that trigger, promote, heal, and prevent breast cancer. We now have a much fuller picture of breast cancer and know that it is an issue of the internal cellular miscommunication caused by many factors, including toxins, nutrient deficiencies, and microbial imbalance.
A Multifactorial Disease
Many elements play a role in this complex condition and targeted intervention is the most effective way to correct these varied imbalances to effectively reverse cancer’s trajectory. As each factor is corrected, healing increases. While some play a small role, others are causative, and correcting them allows spontaneous reversal as the body’s innate ability to heal can function more fully.
Environment and Lifestyle
Only about 25 percent of breast cancer cases result from inherited genes that carry a risk for cancer. Most cases of breast cancer result from changes caused by environment and lifestyle. A deficiency in just one area, such as lack of sleep, exercise, nutrients, gut flora, and social connection or excess in toxins, hormones, stress, or medications can increase the risk of breast cancer, and a combination of two or more imbalances substantially increases risk.
There was a long-held belief that genes had a permanent plan for our biology. It is now understood that many of our genetic markers for cancer will not necessarily be expressed and that environmental factors such as toxins, nutrients, and hormones control whether our genes will direct our cells to develop cancer. And with this knowledge, we can manage these factors to our benefit.
We have new tools available now including epigenetic tests that identify potential problems in our genetic code. This gives us the opportunity to address these specific weaknesses directly. Supporting our bodies in overcoming these inefficiencies can play a significant role in reducing cancer in many ways.
Breast Cancer Epigenetics
Understanding how your genes are affected by signals that come from biochemical substances puts you in the driver’s seat because you can control your exposure to many of these compounds. Some compounds trigger cancer while others turn off the cellular messages that drive cancer development. Toxins that generate cancer are known as carcinogens. More recently we’ve learned about the nutrients that turn off cancer. For example, piperine, found in concentrated amounts in black pepper, has an epigenetic effect, which can change the expression of genes, even ones that are programmed for breast cancer. Peppercorns are just one of the hundreds of foods that have been found to contain nutrients for breast cancer. You can choose from over 100 plant foods provided in the program that offer breast cancer benefits. Food nutrients can directly change the course of breast cancer. For example, vitamin D, carotenoids, melatonin, selenium, flavonols, and sulfur compounds. Many of the foods found to affect breast cancer provide their benefits via normalization of DNA methylation, which is the key that turns off cancer genes.
Microbes are the living organisms that exist in the trillions throughout our digestive systems. They live symbiotically with us, in our gut, and on our bodies. These organisms are necessary for our health and we need them to flourish to support this methylation process. New microbiome research has increased our understanding of the role of microbes in disease and has shown us that our bodies are living laboratories of symbiotic as well as pathogenic bacteria. These organisms play important roles in our bodies including cancer development, cognitive function, nutrient metabolism, protection from infectious agents, and immune regulation. Balancing our internal flora is vital to our health and healing.
There are a handful of common toxins that are known carcinogens that target breast cells specifically. These include heavy metals, phthalates, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Because these toxins are so prevalent in our modern lives, and breast cancer is such a common health problem, we can all benefit by taking measures to avoid exposure to them. Those with breast cancer are often found to have significantly higher levels of one or more of these compounds in their bodies.
Applying nutrition, toxicology, epigenetics, and microbiology in breast cancer care is a comprehensive approach to a complex condition.
Although this integrative approach may sound complicated, there are a finite number of steps that cover these significant areas of concern, and each is covered in this program. This is the most effective strategy for healing and staying cancer-free because imbalances in any of these areas can create the environment that allows breast cancer cells to develop.
The recent research that has brought us to an understanding of these known causes of breast cancer is absolutely thrilling. As a practitioner, I find these discoveries, and the protocols based on them, to be empowering for patients. I have translated thousands of studies into basic anticancer action steps so that those who are at the greatest risk for cancer and those who are currently treating their cancer, now have the ability to remediate many of these issues in their own bodies.
You can take these concrete steps to beat breast cancer now!