Effectiveness of alternative medicines against cancer

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Post by KRay93 » 03 Jan 2019, 11:21

First of all, I appreciate all your comments towards my mother. She definitely needs all the strength she can get to keep fighting.
melissah30 wrote:
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I am so sorry for your loss, however there is a very effective way to rid cancer for good. It is a raw vegan diet, however it has to be 100% and therefore very restrictive but the reward is worth it. Patients can see most of the disease vanish in the first 2 weeks.
I don't completely agree with this sentiment (I'm not sure that a vegan diet would "cure" cancer, but it definitely reduces the odds of getting it in the first place), I was actually really amazed that the author did not mention anything about the carcinogens in meats and animal products or even mentioning a vegan diet.
Although I am a person who eats more meat than I should (I perfectly know about its possible negative effects on health), I have a more or less balanced diet and I understand those who opt for something more vegetarian. However, when it comes to a vegan diet, everything I have researched does not manage to convince me that it is a viable alternative. Humans are omnivores by nature and even some of our teeth are specifically designed to grind fibrous food like meat. I have even heard and read about people who feed their children with vegan diets that bring them severe future consequences.

In the end, there are so many factors that contribute to the development of these diseases that sometimes it is almost impossible to avoid them all. There are people who never smoke a cigarette in their lives and end up having lung cancer by inhaling the smoke of other people's cigarettes. You also have to consider the genetic background in the family and the fact that leading a stressful lifestyle can also contribute negatively to one's health.

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Post by Don Pwai » 03 Jan 2019, 11:40

Exploration of alternative cancer treatments was quite lovely. They seem workable. A loved the idea of exploration of the relationships between cancer cells and the environmental toxins and destabilization of the DNA.

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Post by Rodrigo Niguez » 03 Jan 2019, 12:59

I highly doubt the effectiveness of these alternatives treatments to cancer. Exercises could be a form of preventive medicine as it burns the toxins in the body.

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Post by BeautySuzy » 03 Jan 2019, 13:07

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It does not hurt to try alternative medicine for cancer especially if these methods involve natural stuff. It not only saves money but also saves pain and losses from radiation or chemotherapy.
I agree.

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Post by Bookreviewer19_ke » 03 Jan 2019, 15:57

I must admit that alternative treatment to cancer was not something i ever thought about.however, the writer of the book has changed my perspective on that issue. Today If someone were to ask me if i think those alternatives were a viable option, i would encourage them to try it out.

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Post by esthersamone » 04 Jan 2019, 01:53

I have seen and heard about people who have opted for alternative medicine to cure other conditions but not cancer.

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Post by briellejee » 04 Jan 2019, 02:28

Rodrigo Niguez wrote:
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I highly doubt the effectiveness of these alternatives treatments to cancer. Exercises could be a form of preventive medicine as it burns the toxins in the body.
Proven and tested: exercise can help you a lot to be healthy. It's not a useless activity. It actually is recommended by every doctor i know. Though, not strenuous.
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Post by melissah30 » 04 Jan 2019, 04:42

KRay93 wrote:
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In the end, there are so many factors that contribute to the development of these diseases that sometimes it is almost impossible to avoid them all. There are people who never smoke a cigarette in their lives and end up having lung cancer by inhaling the smoke of other people's cigarettes. You also have to consider the genetic background in the family and the fact that leading a stressful lifestyle can also contribute negatively to one's health.
I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to convert anybody (I'm not even vegan myself) or imply that a vegan diet would prevent cancer, just that it would remove one possible cause. But yeah, like you said, there's no way to guarantee you won't get cancer.

I just thought it was interesting that she didn't mention veganism because this book has a similar narrative that I've heard vegan use about how one industry is trying to keep the "truth" from getting out so that it wouldn't hurt their profits.

I don't know that much about the negative effects of a vegan diet, but I can't imagine it would be much worse than what I'm already putting into my body :lol2:
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Post by Anthony__ » 04 Jan 2019, 05:51

I am very sorry about your mum. I think the book on "winning the war on cancer" would be very helpful based on the author's description of how it helped his father. I have a relation who died based on cancer illness, but how I wished I knew about this book earlier. So you can give it a try, watch the reaction for the first two to three weeks then decide for yourself. Good luck.

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Post by briellejee » 04 Jan 2019, 08:59

melissah30 wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 04:42
KRay93 wrote:
03 Jan 2019, 11:21

In the end, there are so many factors that contribute to the development of these diseases that sometimes it is almost impossible to avoid them all. There are people who never smoke a cigarette in their lives and end up having lung cancer by inhaling the smoke of other people's cigarettes. You also have to consider the genetic background in the family and the fact that leading a stressful lifestyle can also contribute negatively to one's health.
I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to convert anybody (I'm not even vegan myself) or imply that a vegan diet would prevent cancer, just that it would remove one possible cause. But yeah, like you said, there's no way to guarantee you won't get cancer.

I just thought it was interesting that she didn't mention veganism because this book has a similar narrative that I've heard vegan use about how one industry is trying to keep the "truth" from getting out so that it wouldn't hurt their profits.

I don't know that much about the negative effects of a vegan diet, but I can't imagine it would be much worse than what I'm already putting into my body :lol2:
Diet can help but I don't know much about a vegan diet. The reason maybe the author didn't mention ushc is because there's not enough research done on it? As i've said before not all cancers are genetic. Some of them came from lifestyle. If i get technical about it, cancer cell is a cell that doesn't stop dividing. Hence, the tumor. The growth of something that is not a part of the body. When they divide nonstop, most of them will be flowing in the bloodstream and go to other parts (metastasize). Everyone of us is vulnerable. The lifestyle, especially stagnant (no exercise), and eating carcinogenic diets (processed food mostly) we may develop cancer. Also, cancer cells feed mostly on sugar, so cutting your sweets might actually help. But this info is not to scare you to make you stop eating what you like. Moderation is sometimes the key. But in cancer, I'm not so sure anymore because that disease can get anyone.
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Post by Lunastella » 04 Jan 2019, 13:07

First of all, I want to say I'm deeply sorry about your mother's diagnosis. I lost my father to cancer and I understand the pain of seeing them go from active and powerful to ill. In my opinion, why not try both? I think alternative treatments can work. I've used alternative treatments for several other health issues with major success, but I understand that you and your family might feel fearful of leaving the traditional treatments, especially if they seem promising.

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Post by joshfee77 » 04 Jan 2019, 16:05

So sorry about your Mum. I believe alternative medicines, especially natural treatments, can be highly effective, even against cancer symptoms. A close family friend of ours who had cancer went onto a vegan diet and it did help prolong her life for a couple of years.

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 05 Jan 2019, 14:51

I can't really say that the alternative options are more effective than the traditional ones, but there's no harm in a patient trying them.

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Post by Farida Bali » 05 Jan 2019, 17:11

I'm not sure about alternative medicine since the methods are apparently not backed by science, but it could be worth trying it alongside orthodox treatment methods.
I'm so sorry about your mum and I hope she gets well.

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Post by kelsiemaxwell » 06 Jan 2019, 14:03

Chemotherapy and other mainstream treatments often make the patient sicker than the disease itself, sometimes with no benefit. Natural remedies can provide safe treatment in some cases, but I believe that further research should be done.
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