Possibly the first question that a person asks when they have been diagnosed with cancer is “why?” “What caused it?” Most of us know there are several factors that contribute to the development of chronic disease. The onset of cancer cannot be attributed to one single cause, and nor is it possible to always know why or how a person developed such a condition.
There are, however, factors that can put an individual at greater risk of developing cancer. When a few of these risk factors are present within the same person, the likelihood of that person developing cancer, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer, increases.
The potential contributing risk factors for cancer can be grouped into four groups; genetics, nutrition, toxicity and psychology.
Genetics are continually being examined and interpreted to predict the likelihood of developing certain cancers. The genetic risks can be put into three broad categories: no family history of cancer, indirect family history of cancer or a strong line of family history with cancer.
Nutrition is the fuel for our body. Good nutrition supports our immune system, maintains healthy cells and strengthens us. Poor nutrition not only denies our bodies from getting immune support and organ support, but refined sugar, processed foods and hydrogenated fats put additional strain on the body and can contribute to the development of dysfunctional cells.
Toxicity refers to the levels of toxins in our bodies. Also known as xenobiotics, toxicity includes chemicals introduced to the body via environment (pollution), diet (processed or preserved foods, or those grown using chemicals), lifestyle (including tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption). Toxicity also accounts for the presence of microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites as well as carcinogens (cancer causing toxins).
Psychology is a contributing factor to cancer and the effectiveness of cancer treatment. That is not to say that an individual can cause their cancer; simply that emotions and the chemicals that they produce can, in some circumstances increase cancer risks, especially when combined with other genetic predispositions. Some psychological states can result in immunity suppression, inhibiting your body’s ability to fight malignant cells.
Whether a person has breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer or leukemia, or, in fact, any other type of cancer, by approaching cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment from the viewpoint that the condition is caused by a range of contributing factors, we are able to understand why conventional cancer treatments don’t work for all patients. Each patient is different, each patient responds differently, physically and emotionally, to conventional and alternative medical treatments.
In our Functional Medicine Program, an approach, we look at all of the contributing factors of a patient’s disease and treat each element in our unique 5 step program. Starting at functional assessment and taking patients through nutrition support, detoxification, supplementation, immune support and cancer suppression, the Functional Medicine approach to oncology approaches cancer treatment from all sides, making it harder for the cancer to fight back; and easier for the patient to win.
If you would like to find out more about how Alternative Cancer treatment Mexico could help to save you or a loved one without the need for chemotherapy, contact us today.