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The Nature of Cancer

Published on April 21, 2010

“Cancers occur when control of cell behaviour is lost – cells grow how, when and where they shouldn’t,” explains Dr Andy Futreal from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. “Mutations in DNA caused by, for example, cigarette smoke are passed on to every subsequent generation of daughter cells, a permanent record of the damage done. Like an archaeologist, we can begin to reconstruct the history of the cancer clone – revealing a record of past exposure and accumulated damage in the genome.” This of course is not the only lens under which cancer be viewed.

Doctor Warburg’s discovery shows that cancer cells metabolize much differently than normal cells. Normal cells need oxygen. Cancer cells despise oxygen. In fact, oxygen therapy is a favorite among many of the alternative clinics; because, it is effective in killing cancer cells without damaging the rest of the body. Cancer metabolizes through a process of fermentation (production of lactic acid from the breakdown of sugar).

Cancer is also metabolic in origin and can be defined through this aspect. The metabolism of cancer cells is approximately 8 times greater than the metabolism of normal cells. Because of its high rate of metabolism, the cancer is constantly on the verge of starvation and thus constantly asks the body to feed it. When the food supply is cut off, the cancer begins to starve unless it can make the body produce sugar to feed itself. In its infinite wisdom, the body starts glycogenesis (gly-co-gen-esis), producing sugar from the breakdown of protein. Knowing that cancer needs sugar, does it make sense to feed it sugar? Does it make sense to have a high carbohydrate diet?

No we would not normally think so but at the end stage of cancer when the human host’s cells are also all starving and we administer sodium bicarbonate going for a massive knockout blow against the cancer – sugar might be the right thing to save the human host while actually increasing the vulnerability of the cancer cells to destruction from the inflowing oxygen that is increased by the bicarbonate.

Sodium bicarbonate can be used for the treatment of cancer for many reasons. “Uniformly, in ill patients, increasing the alkaline buffer of the tissues makes patients feel better. This is particularly true in chemically sensitive patients, and can actually be a “cure” in the sense that we are increasing the body’s ability to react in a healthy way to noxious stimuli. If I use the intravenous sodium bicarbonate in such patients, it is usually given twice a week for a period of 4-5 weeks. Sodium bicarbonate is a very effective way of directly improving celllular health by making the tissue more alkaline.” concludes Dr. Chan.

Candida Yeast fungus overgrowth is linked to Cancer. Many debilitating illnesses can be linked to Candida overgrowth and the consequent fungal infection and cancer is no different. In fact Candida yeasts share many of the same properties as cancer cells, so much so that it’s now up for debate what the cancer cells actually are in terms of their source.

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Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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