Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) – The Good – Superoxide – The Bad – Disease – The Ugly

We can’t live without oxygen. Our cells rely on oxygen as the final acceptor of electrons in respiration, allowing us to extract far more energy from food than would be possible without oxygen. But oxygen is also a dangerous compound. Reactive forms of oxygen, such as superoxide (oxygen with an extra electron), leak from the respiratory enzymes and wreak havoc on the cell. This superoxide can then cause mutations in DNA or attack enzymes that make amino acids and other essential molecules. This is a significant problem: Continue reading

The Statistics of Chemotherapy on Cancer

What are the statistics of chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with one or more cytotoxic anti-neoplastic drugs. An older and broader use of the word chemotherapy encompassed any chemical treatment of disease, inhibiting cells, whether they be cancerous self cells or foreign cells such as bacteria. The general concept of this treatment has been used for 70 years originated by the effects of Mustard gas in World War 1 is now a multi billion dollar industry and the standard of care for cancer treatment. Continue reading

The Conventional Approach to Cancer Treatment is Questioned

Scientific proof emerges from the heart of the conventional scientific establishment, not from the fringes of alternative medicine. A book published two years ago called Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, written by Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD. Continue reading

Effects Of Meditation On Cancer

Biomedical research has provided undeniable evidence of the interconnectedness of the mind and body. And there is a widespread belief among psychologists, and many others, that cancer is caused, at least in part, by abnormal or unbalanced mental processes. While there are many things that can evidently lower your risk of cancer, one of the most accessible, least invasive and beneficial ways is meditation; and the best part is that it’s free! Continue reading

Your Mind Creates Power

Despite all the research, when it comes to understanding the brain, the reality is that we are still just scratching at the surface. What we do know is that the brain is far more powerful that we ever imagined. We don’t know just how the psyche can affect health, and not everyone in the scientific community even agrees on the idea that there is a direct relationship between your mental and physical health. I argue that there is, and I’m not the first to think this, Freud argued that bodily symptoms may result from chronic or unresolved emotional conflicts, a process which he termed conversion hysteria. With the help of growing fields like neurobiology, neuroscience and neuroendocrinology our understanding of the interactions between brain function, psychological systems and molecular mechanisms is expanding. Continue reading

Binaural Beats – The Power Of Sound

More and more doctors, researchers and scientists are looking into the field of sound therapy especially bioresonance therapy and the use of binaural beats. To really understand binaural beats and bioresonance therapy, we first need to discuss the healing power of sound. Although the creation of binaural beats has only been possible through advancements in technology in the last few decades or so, the use of this natural science dates back thousands of years. Ancient cultures were aware of how the brain could be entrained through sound repetition well before modern science was able to prove the process. This phenomena didn’t have a fancy name like binaural beats and bioresonance therapy, but what was known was that consistent, rhythmic sound had extremely powerful healing and spiritual benefits. For example: through the use of repetitive drumming and chanting, Tibetan monks, Native American shamans, Hindu healers and master Yogis have been able to induce specific brainwave states for transcending consciousness, healing, concentration and spiritual growth. Continue reading

Chemotherapy Induced Malignancy And Future Solutions

Chemotherapy and radiation is an integral part of cancer treatment, more than half of all cancer patients will undergo one or both therapies. With significant advances made in the field of chemo and radiation the amount of long-term cancer survivors has dramatically increased over the years, however, there is a growing concern about the chance of developing a secondary malignancy. Secondary malignancy means a cancer that develops entirely separately from the primary cancer, as a result of chemotherapy and or radiation. It may take months or years to develop but is directly caused by the carcinogenic factors of chemotherapy and radiation. It is estimated that roughly 10% of cancer survivors will develop a secondary cancer related to the treatment of their primary cancer. Continue reading

Systemic Anti-Tumor Effects – The Abscopal Effect

The abscopal effect refers to the ability of localized radiation treatment of a tumor to have systemic anti-tumor effects. In the past this has been rare and deemed almost a magical form of recovery. However, with continued developments in cancer research and immunotherapy strategies, this miraculous form of recovery is becoming more of a realistic possibility for cancer patients. How does this work exactly? Formerly, radiation therapy has been used as a localized treatment focused on controlling and killing cancer tumor cells by direct damage while minimizing healthy tissue damage. But as doctors are discovering, radiation therapy can elicit systemic tumor effects by acting as an immunomodulator to the tumor microenvironment. Continue reading

Hyperbaric Oxygen In Cancer Treatment

It has been long known in the medical field that that proper healing of the body and resistance to infection cannot occur without oxygen. Oxygen is believed to be required for all the major processes involved in wound healing, including resistance to infection, activation of fibroblasts, collagen deposition, angiogenesis, and epithelization. Under normal circumstances, oxygen is carried through the body by red blood cells only, this is sufficient for a healthy person to have all the oxygen required to maintain normal functioning. But what about when someone is sick and how does this play a role in cancer treatment? Continue reading