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Cancer Prevention is ALWAYS Better Than Cure

by Liz Barrington, Natural Body Healing


According to the principles of 'Ayurveda', cancer is a disease of imbalance.  There are many potential factors that can create imbalances at the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels which can each lead to differing kinds of health concerns.  Most doctors around the world agree that cancer can have many causes and sometimes there is no clear reason why a cancer will develop in one person and not in another.  Certain cancers, like breast cancer, may even be hereditary. 


However, cancers do tend to be caused by a combination of factors including long-term emotional issues.  These factors can act as a 'trigger' to a dormant cellular condition and each of them are known to harm cells (through free radical damage), and primarily damage our cell's DNA.  They also weaken the immune system to increase the risk of getting the condition. 


The list of possible cancer-contributing factors is long.  It includes smoking, chronic stress, diet, obesity, long-term negative emotions, hormone therapy, drugs, food additives, lack of exercise, poor lifestyle, excessive consumption of alcohol, and environmental factors such as prolonged exposure to strong UV light from the sun and environmental radiation, pesticides and herbicides, industrial toxins, water pollution, mercury toxicity in dentistry, 'sick building syndrome' and over-exposure to toxic chemicals, and also regular exposure to modern electromagnetic pollution.


One in 3 people will get cancer, and out of these sufferers, sadly one in 4 will die from the condition.  Prevention is always better than cure, so it's important to positively and proactively look after yourself and those that may be suffering.  


To decrease the risk of getting cancer in the first place, or to try to avoid the condition worsening or returning, you should consider looking at your diet, lifestyle and surrounding environment for the long-term.  You should also try to AVOID the factors listed above as much as possible, especially if you have already been diagnosed with the condition - this is SO important. 


Here are some useful tips that you may wish to consider to help re-establish balance within your body; it focuses around adopting a healthier lifestyle and diet.


  • Stop smoking. Just one puff of a cigarette could damage a smoker's DNA - the first stage in cancer development Research shows a single puff can pull the chromosomes apart within the cells that carry the DNA.  Did you also know that a single puff of a cigarette contains over 4500 toxic substances; passive smoking contains even more! 

  • Rid your body of parasites!  A growing number of Oncologists are coming to the conclusion that cancer may be caused, or at least aided by the presence of 'parasites' in your body.  Parasites (anything that lives off another organism), include worms, an overgrowth of yeast (candida), bacteria and viruses and each of them must be destroyed.  This will ensure that your body actually benefits from the nutrients that you’re eating so it becomes stronger.  Parasites produce toxins that cause problems for the liver and other major organs, and can damage the intestinal mucous membranes within the bowel wall.  To help rid your body of parasites, we recommend that you take the following herbal supplements: High Potency Garlic and Bowel Build.   Alternatively, you should consider undertaking a course of our Parasite Zapper treatment or using our Healthy Starter Pack.  After a cleanse, you should then follow this by taking Nature’s Sunshine’s ‘Probiotic Eleven’ which provides billions of beneficial intestinal micro-organisms along with fructo-oligosaccharides to support their growth to help boost your immunity and keep parasitic organisms at bay.

  • Eat a healthy balanced diet, comprising of plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, starchy complex carbohydrates (wholemeal bread, potatoes, wholemeal pasta and wholegrain cereals) and sea vegetables which are rich in iodine, along with a small amount of protein-rich foods such as soya, chicken, fish and eggs. 

    Avoid processed, ready-made meals that are stripped of nutrients and which contain many chemical additives, flavourings, colourings, preservatives etc.  Try to seriously cut down on 'mucus-forming' foods such as milk, cheese, butter, margarine and sugary-foods such as confectionary, sugar, cakes, biscuits and fizzy-drinks, as these foods will clog up your system and reduce your immunity.  Also avoid eating 'burnt' foods such as those overly-cooked in the oven, under the grill or BBQ, because the 'burning' of food causes changes in its chemical structure and creates carcinogenic compounds.

    Check that you are eating MORE alkaline-forming foods to ensure that your body's pH-level is not overly-acidic which affects your body's metabolism, enzyme function and the overall health of your body's cells.  If necessary, you may need to correct your body's pH-levels.  Cancer and many other illnesses thrive in an acidic pH condition and appear to regress when the body is restored to an alkaline pH.  Check your urine every mid-morning and aim to get it to a level of 7.4 - 7.5.

    The main contributing factor in cancer remission is switching to a diet of all fresh raw (uncooked and preferably organic) vegetables and fruits. This is because they provide balancing pH levels as well as providing valuable immune-boosting antioxidants and vitamins. 

    Other useful tips to help alkalise the body is to drink warm water and freshly squeezed lemon juice throughout the day.  Another option could be to mix one level teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (baking power) with some water and drink that once or twice a day.  Taking 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar throughout the day in a little water is also useful in helping to alkalise the body.  Also drinking Liquid Chlorophyll is also a great alkaliser for the body.

  • Seriously reduce your sugar intake and starve the cancer!  Foods with a high sugar content (simple carbohydrates), such as sugars and sugar substitutes are best avoided if possible, or certainly reduced.  Cancer thrives on sugars, and sugar metabolism makes the body more acidic.  Excessive sugar also creates an imbalance in the digestive tract, allowing yeasts and other parasites to thrive and spread deep within the intestines.  What's more, studies have shown that if you eat more than 100g sugar in a day, this results in a sluggish immune system which will weaken your body in its fight against cancer.  Eliminate the sugars and simple starches from the diet that cancerous cells require for growth and survival.  Fasting for 1-2 days only will significantly shrink some cancers, but only do this if you are healthy and strong enough.  If you do need to have a little of something sweet in your diet, then blackstrap molasses, stevia and real maple syrup (natural, unflavoured) are acceptable but only in very small quantities!  Always drink lots of pure natural water.

  • Reduce the amount of unhealthy fat that you eat.  In a healthy diet, 'animal' fats should be limited.  According to many different studies, red meat consumption is tied to an increased risk of breast cancer, along with the consumption of hydrogenated oils (trans-fats) found in pastries, cakes, biscuits, confectionery etc.  Apart from creating acidity in the body, animal meat ferments for long periods in the bowel to produce bad bacteria in the gut.  Therefore try to reduce the amount of red meat and processed foods, biscuits, cakes and pastries that you eat.  If you wish to continue eating a small amount of animal protein, this is best derived from fish and organic poultry sources.  Yet, not all fats are bad - good fats are actually necessary for the proper functioning of the body.  Indeed, very low cholesterol levels result in imbalances within the hormonal system which can increase the incidences of cancer.  The optimum types of fats to eat can be derived from olive oil, flaxseed oil, omega 3 fish oil, grapeseed oil, safflower oil, nuts, seeds and even a little sesame oil and also coconut oil in your cooking.

  • Increase your fibre intake considerably to 30g–50g a day, to ensure daily bowel movements that regularly remove toxins from your body.   ‘Activated Charcoal’ is also a great supplement to take to help absorb toxins that lurk in the gut and it also expels intestinal gas.

  • Drink 2-3 litres of filtered water a day to help maintain the health of your cells and tissues, and to flush out waste from the body.  Drinking magnetised filtered water and then adding Liquid Chlorophyll which are even much better for you and can help establish balance and harmony in the body.

  • Take daily vitamins and minerals, including high quality antioxidants that repair free radical damage.  The latest research shows that an iodine deficiency is associated with breast, prostate and uterine cancers, so taking extra iodine in the form of supplementation such as our Kelp and Hops Combination is highly recommended.  The uptake of iodine by the body is disrupted by bromide, chlorine, fluoride and mercury.

  • Seriously reduce your alcohol intake. For a healthy person, the recommended safe limit of units of alcohol per day is NO MORE THAN 2 units for women and 3 for men (for example, 1 unit = half a pint of beer, or a small glass of wine).  Then also include 2-3 days alcohol-free days per week.  If you're a cancer sufferer, you should seriously consider giving up alcohol at least until your body regains its strength, as alcohol does put considerable pressure on the liver and also reduces immunity.

  • Boost your immunity.  If you are a cancer sufferer, or you're in remission, don't do anything that will harm or damage your immune system such as smoke, drink alcohol, take drugs, eat high-sugar or high-dairy diets.  It's only the immune system that can fight and eliminate cancer from your body.  If the immune system is compromised, then chances of cancer remission, survival, or cure are seriously reduced.  There are natural immune boosters available for those who are deficient such as Nature's Sunshine's powerful Immune Formula and Zambroza.  Furthermore, research indicates that colloidal silver deactivates the enzymes responsible for the metabolism and multiplication of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Nature’s Sunshine’s Silver Shield Colloidal Silver is totally safe and effective. Please visit our section for more information on the powerful effects of Colloidal Silver.  Please be aware that many chemotherapy drugs are very damaging to the immune system, especially to an already weakened system.  Therefore, if you do have chemo, please remember to boost your immunity immediately before, during, and after completing your course with the powerful supplements that we recommend.  However, please refer to our important info on taking antioxidants during chemo.

  • Keep your healthy bowel flora in balance!  Intestinal flora play an absolutely vital role in healthy immune functioning – they create natural antibiotics that keep out unwanted micro-organisms and indeed they produce anti-cancer substances.  Antibiotic use, along with the consumption of alcohol, caffeine, aspirin, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and prolonged stress can all lead to a reduction in healthy flora and subsequent overgrowth of yeasts and other unhealthy bacteria in the intestines.  Healthy bowel flora also play an important role in nutrition, digestion and they also produce valuable acids (primarily butyric acid) that nourish the intestinal lining.  This is why taking a course of probiotic supplements regularly - even daily, to top up the good bowel bacteria, is so important.  Nature’s Sunshine’s ‘Probiotic Eleven’ provides billions of beneficial intestinal micro-organisms along with fructo-oligosaccharides to support their growth.

  • Increase your digestive enzymes.  Protein is essential for repairing the body's tissues and for all metabolic activity.  It is well known that older people and most cancer sufferers have lower than normal amounts of protease enzymes, caspase and other proteins.  Protease enzymes are needed to break down proteins into smaller proteins and amino acids in order to maximise digestion.  Undigested proteins can pass through the intestinal tract and remain undigested which ferments and encourages the breeding of bad bacteria in the bowel that has been linked to worsening effects on your overall health and vitality levels.  Nature's Sunshine's Proactazyme provides good levels of supplemental protease enzymes amongst other digestive enzymes and also supports immunity by activating macrophages and natural killer cells

  • Oxygenate your body. Cancer thrives in a low oxygen environment and uses other methods to generate the energy that it needs to grow, mostly by producing lactic acid that the liver converts back to sugars, which the cancer then re-uses.  To reduce the cancer cells' ability to generate the energy it needs to reproduce, you should seriously consider taking our Paw-Paw supplement - this supplement is highly effective in the fight against cancer.  To further increase the oxygen levels in your body, practise deep breathing exercises, yoga, tai-chi, pilates and even take a course of Aqua DetoxTM treatments to help both oxygenate and alkalise your body's tissues.

  • Get enough sleep, rest and REDUCE your STRESS!  Sleep is critical to the body's healing processes and is also important in maintaining immunity.  Cancer sufferers are often deficient in melatonin which is the body's sleep-inducing hormone. If you are dealing with cancer, make certain that you get plenty of sleep by taking melatonin before bedtime, especially if you are over 40 years old.  Stress reduces your body's immunity by 70%.  Try to cut out the unnecessary stress in your life, simplify your day, delegate, seriously reduce the amount of caffeine and stimulants you consume, focus on important issues only, try to be with positive, supportive people.  If you have problems sleeping, try our powerful magnet therapy mattress pads which also stimulate the pineal gland to secrete ‘melatonin’ which promotes rejuvenation and healing, and bathes you in deeply relaxing magnetic fields to help you get a better night's sleep, every night.   If you're overly stressed, try taking Nature's Sunshine's Nutri-Calm supplement daily to help relax you.   Practising meditation and yoga and having regular massages are important aspects to a healthy lifestyle.  Any stress reduction technique should be practised on a daily basis and can also include deep breathing exercises, walking, moderate exercise, laughing, singing, socialising and having fun!  Establishing deep friendships can provide a close network of support and happiness that will help us better cope with life's stressors.

  • Protect yourself from the harmful burning effects of the sun.  It's important to regularly expose your skin to the sun in order for your body to make vitamin D; an important vitamin which if deficient, can in fact lead to the development of cancer and many other serious illnesses in the body.  It is recommended that you spend no more than 15 minutes in the sun without sunscreen every day, so your body can create enough vitamin D for the day.  However, remember to take care because prolonged exposure to strong sunshine with its ultraviolet B light can cause sunburn that will often lead to skin cancer. Therefore, to prevent burning, it's strongly recommended that you therefore slap on sun cream after your initial 15 minute's exposure.  You should also cover up between the hours of 11am and 3pm and always use a high factor sunscreen of SPF 15 or above.  If you live in a climate where there is little sun, then we recommend that you use a Vitamin D supplement instead.

  • Avoid hazardous chemicals or materials, such as bleaches, paints, dyes, gas, radiation, heavy metals, sprays, pesticides, insecticides, aerosol can fumes, asbestos, certain chemicals in cosmetics and body care products etc.  Hazardous chemicals and toxins are stored in body fat where they can de-stabilise those body's cells and move around the body.  So if you're regularly in contact with these kind of substances, it’s essential that you make sure you protect yourself at all times, and importantly try to eliminate them by detoxing yourself regularly.

  • Throw out your microwave oven!  We've already touched on 'radiation' as a possible contributory factor and/or a cancer trigger.  Microwaves heat your food by causing it to resonate at very high frequencies.  As a result, they alter the molecules and cause changes in the chemical structure of food to create carcinogenic compounds.  Also, microwaves destroy the nutritional value of the food and they have been shown to hugely affect the blood.  Studies also show that microwaves increase cholesterol levels, increase the levels of leukocytes or white blood cells (a sign of enemy invasion), decrease numbers of red blood cells, produce radiolytic compounds (which are unknown in nature), and decrease haemoglobin levels that could lead to anaemia.  Why take the risk - isn't it time you got rid of yours?  If you cook your own food and eat healthily, you won't need one anyway!

  • Keep your emotions positive!  Our emotional state has a huge impact on our immune system. Numerous studies have shown that positive thoughts and feelings enhance our immune function, whilst negative thoughts and feelings suppress the immune function. The cancer patient is frequently the self-effacing martyr - the ‘nice’ person who seldom gets angry and tries to be of service to everyone.  This is not a healthy, self-empowered service, but rather a co-dependent, neglect of self and overindulgence of others. In this state, the emotional seeds of cancer are sown, because this person will eventually start to resent taking care of everyone else and feel that their own needs are neglected. These deep-seated and often unacknowledged resentments start ‘eating’ at them to form cancers.  People who are cheerful and positive have stronger immune systems, have a lower heart rate and they live longer. Yet, there is no magic formula - the key to happiness can only be found inside YOU.  Each of us must learn to take responsibility for keeping ourselves, our thoughts, feelings, attitudes and our language positive at all times.

  • Minimise your exposure to harmful electric fields that can contribute to ill health.  Growing evidence suggests that your health can be compromised with prolonged close proximity exposure to alternating electrical waves, such as those emitted from electrical appliances, cordless phones, mobile phones, PCs, laptops, radio waves, electric wiring, microwaves, electric blankets, wireless appliances, electric fields from overhead cables, power lines and electrical pylons, lighting, televisions, power sockets, electronic equipment and telecoms masts.  Alternating electrical waves significantly deplete our own natural energy sources, so try to avoid them whenever possible, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT when your body’s immunity levels are naturally weaker.  Only use heavily-consuming electrical appliances when you’re out of the room.

    Remove ALL electrical appliances such as lighting, clocks, sockets, cables etc away from the head area in bed (best to take them away completely, but if necessary, move them towards the foot of the bed).  IMPORTANT: Young babies especially, and children are more susceptible to radio waves/microwave frequencies.  Up to one year, babies’ brains are not fully myelinated; myelin is the fatty insulation that protects nerve cells and the brain, so please do NOT have power points located by the cot, don’t use bedside lights, also do not use ‘mattress’ baby monitor devices, and don’t place a ‘wireless’ baby monitor by your baby’s head.  If absolutely necessary, try to place it away near the feet area, as your baby’s brain is highly vulnerable at such an early age which could have an effect on his/her future brain development.

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    You simply place the AkuRy® Chip on the rechargeable battery in your mobile phone, on your DECT phone, wireless router or other electronic device, and the Chip immediately resonates with the device to neutralise the harmful radiation waves that are emitted and are absorbed by the body.  More information on ElectroMagnetic Radiation and how to protect yourself.

    Magnet Therapy Products such as using mattress and pillow pads for adults, children and babies at night or our Magnetic Pulser Therapy can help re-introduce static 'protective' magnetic fields to help stimulate, re-balance and re-energise the body.

If you know anyone who is suffering from cancer, please feel free to pass on the important information provided on this website as it could indeed help them live a much stronger, happier and healthier life.


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