Posted by: greatvictories | January 29, 2013

Cancer and Fasting



Why Fasting Works

New research has uncovered that insulin receptors make cancer cells different from normal cells. Cancer cells have over 10 times the number of receptors for insulin as a normal cell.

Excess insulin can stimulate cancer cells disproportionately compared to well-differentiated cells.  Similarly, because cancer cells are fast growing, they require far more glucose (blood sugar) than normal cells.

The most effective way of lowering both insulin and blood glucose levels is with a fast.

Bernard Jensen, ND, used a 180 day fast, made initially of barley grass juice, to fight and eliminate metastatic prostate cancer.

Even a partial fast in which refined carbohydrates are eliminated and caloric intake is reduced to 500-1,000 calories be potentially very therapeutic.

Lead researcher Professor Valter Longo, from the University of Southern California and his team looked at the impact fasting had on breast, urinary tract and ovarian cancers in mice.

Fasting without chemotherapy was shown to slow the growth of breast cancer, melanoma skin cancer, glioma brain cancer and neuroblastoma – a cancer that forms in the nerve tissue.

In every case, combining fasting with chemotherapy made the cancer treatment more effective.

Multiple cycles of fasting combined with chemotherapy cured 20 per cent of those with a highly aggressive form of cancer while 40 per cent with a limited spread of the same cancer were cured.

None of the mice survived if they were treated with chemotherapy alone.

Professor Longo added: ‘A way to beat cancer cells may not be to try to find drugs that kill them specifically but to confuse them by generating extreme environments, such as fasting, that only normal cells can quickly respond to.’

Information shared here was taken from the “Essential Oils Pocket Reference Fifth Edition

The material provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or injury should consult with a physician.


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