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No One Must Die Of Cancer except Carelessness

NO ONE MUST DIE OF CANCER EXCEPT CARELESSNESS

The word ‘cancer’ itself shudders the entire body and those who have been affected and passing through this phase of life, definitely, they have a strong will power to beat cancer. Cancer is a deadly disease that affects the whole body.

Cancer is defined as the abnormal and uncontrolled proliferation of the abnormal cells, these growths are potential enough to invade and spread to other body parts and they might be malignant or non-malignant in nature. The symptoms of this disease depend upon the underlying area or the organ which has involved. According to Ayurveda, cancer is a disease that involves vitiation of all the doshas (sharirik as well as mansik doshas), dhatus, malas, srotas, impaired Agni along with ojokshaya.

Ayurvedic Ways to Beat Cancer

Nowadays with advanced research and technologies, the early diagnosis makes it possible to cure these neoplasms completely. We know that, so many deaths take place every year due to negligence. So, the only thing cancerous patients must have the proper knowledge about their diseased condition, cause and lifestyle regimens which should be followed.

WHAT ARE THE REASONS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ORIGIN OF CANCER?

So, Let us discuss some causes which give rise to cancer.

  • Consumption of carcinogenic substances like – alcoholic beverages, junk foods, polluted water, red or processed meat, ajinomoto, tobacco etc.
  • Occupational exposure to inorganic acids likes – sulfuric acid etc. Those who work in rubber and glass industries, painters are more susceptible to carcinoma.
  • Natural exposures like Ultraviolet rays and radon gas, or other harmful radiations, etc
  • Trauma – Any History of repetitive trauma over a particular region.
  • Medicinal history – Excessive consumption of immune suppressants, chemotherapy drugs, hormonal medicines, etc
  • Some other factors are responsible – Pollution, even natural disasters like volcanoes (responsible for the origin of various poisonous gases)
  • Carcinogenic substances like arsenic and arsenic compounds, benzene, etc
  • Genetic factors – Cancers are also inherited in nature.
  • Sedentary lifestyle reduces the body’s immunity hence responsible.

Treatment of cancer in ayurveda

TYPES OF CANCER

Cancers are described on the name of a body part that has involved but basically, they are classified on the basis of cellular type that is involved. They are –

  • Carcinoma – It’s a generalized term that is grossly used for all cancers. But cancer that is originated from epithelial cells is called as carcinoma.
  • Sarcoma – Cancer derived from connective tissues.
  • Leukemia or Lymphoma – Cancers arise from blood cells.
  • Germ cell tumors – Neoplasm originated from germ cells.
  • Blastoma – Tumors originated from undifferentiated embryonic cells are called as blastomas.

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF CARCINOMA

The symptoms depend upon the underlying organ, hence vary in all carcinoma’s but some common symptoms are –

  • Protruded masses.
  • Inflammation – Swelling which can be internal or external.
  • Painful or sometimes painless.
  • Sometimes associated with bleeding, fever
  • Weight loss
  • Gastro intestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, etc.

herbal treatment of cancer

THINGS TO BE FOLLOWED TO BEAT CANCER

  • Avoid exposure to carcinogenic substances.
  • Stop  sugar intake, without sugar in your body, cancer cell would die (a natural death).
  • Research has stated that using a lemon by blending in a cup of hot water and drinking it for about 1-3 months, the important thing is you should take this before food and cancer would disappear or drink 3 spoonfuls of organic coconut oil, morning and night, you can choose any one among them after avoiding sugar.
  • Diet – Never take more than 4 eggs per week.
  • Never eat fruits after meals. Fruits should be eaten before meals.
  • Don’t take tea during the menstruation period.
  • Take less soy milk, not adding sugar or egg to soy milk
  • Don’t eat tomato on empty stomach.
  • Drink a glass of lukewarm water every morning before food, it helps to flush out toxins.
  • No food intake 2.5 Hrs before bed time.
  • Drink 10 glasses of water a day to prevent bladder cancer
  • Drink more water in the day time, less at night
  • Don’t drink more than 2 cups of coffee a day, may cause insomnia and gastritis
  • Don’t eat bread as it is one of the fermented foods that is contraindicated in cancer
  • Eat less oily food. It takes 5-7 Hrs to digest them, that makes you feel tired
  • Take your meals on time and maintain a proper interval in each meal
  • After Sunset, eat less and avoid overeating.
  • Foods that make you happy: banana, grapefruit, spinach, pumpkin and peach.
  • Both yellow and purple sweet potatoes have good cancer prevention properties so add them in your diet.
  • Avoid excessive salty, spicy, cold, junk foodstuffs, etc.
  • Drink lemon water – In hot water add 2-3 slices of lemon. Make it a daily drink. It can control cancerous growths because the bitterness in hot lemon water is the best substance to kill cancer cells. This type of Lemon extract treatment will only destroy the malignant cells, it does not affect healthy cells. Even citric acid and polyphenol inside lemon juice, can help to reduce high blood pressure. Hot lemon water can sustain your health and makes you live longer.
  • Avoid late night dinner – Often taking late night dinner can increase the chance of stomach cancer.
  • Take adequate nutrition and add fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet.
  • Do not charge your hand phone or any device next to you when you are sleeping
  • Sleeping less than 8 hrs a day may deteriorate our brain function. Taking Afternoon rest for half an hour may keep our youthful look.
  • Avoid liquor because it is a triggering factor for various ailments.
  • Yoga and Meditation- Both help to manage hormonal levels in our body and manage the nerve impulses that direct the proliferation of the abnormal cells which leads to cancer. Even it helps to combat stress thus helpful. So make Yoga and Meditation as a part and parcel of your life.

No matter how busy you are but you should give importance to your health and Take care

Let’s beat Cancer

Ayurvedic Herbs for Cancer Treatment – Symptoms, Diet & Prevention

Introduction

The irregularities in cell formation, multiplication within the cell structure is defined as cancer. In the body, cells grow, divide and die in an uncontrolled fashion. This process destroys the healthy cells and gives birth to cancer cells within the body. These cells can lead to various diseases.

When these cells localized at a point, which is known as tumour and later, these cells distribute throughout the body via lymphatic system or blood. In early stages[if not detected] appear as lumps which becomes tumour and further can migrate to the other parts of the body through lymphatic system or blood.

Etiology of Cancer

Cancer is Caused by Various Internal or External Stimuli

Different kinds of cancer shows various symptoms in different ways.
Cancer can be caused by various number of factors which are environmental, lifestyle, and other behavioural patterns. These factors can lead to deadly disease.

Tobacco and Smoking

Smoking and tobacco[both] are the biggest causes of cancer. They can cause throat, oesophagus, lung, bladder, pancreatic, and respiratory tract cancer. Even those people who are indirectly exposed to cigarette smoke are at high risk. Cigarette smoke is also indirectly responsible for stomach, kidney and liver cancer. It is not exactly tobacco which causes cancer but rather the chemicals or carcinogens present in the tobacco that can lead to cancer which include nicotine, benzene, lead, carbon monoxide, ammonia etc.

Carcinogens

These are cancer-causing substances which include physical, chemicals and biological agents. Although the presence of carcinogens is injurious, it doesn’t mean that every carcinogen may necessarily cause cancer. Other factors which also may includes amount of exposure and genetic background that have an equal influence on the development of this disease.

Radiations from Sun

There are many places where people can get exposed to radiations such as X-ray machines, mines, etc. But these are not the most prominent cause of radiation based cancers. Too much exposure to uv rays from the sun can cause skin damage which can lead to skin cancer.

Viruses and Infections

If not paid proper attention there are many viruses such as hepatitis B, C, human papilloma virus, Epstein-Barr virus, etc. which can leads to cancer.

Diet and Physical Activity

Genetically modified diet that has chemical toxins in it is considered as another cancer- causing agent. A diet filled with fat, sugar, sodium etc. can trigger obesity which can result in cancer.
But according to Ayurveda, due to imbalance in the synchronisation between 3 bio energies [vata, pitta, kapha], cancer occurs.

Types of Cancer

There are several types of cancer such as :-

  • Skin Cancer

  • Breast Cancer

  • Lung Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

  • Leukaemia

  • Lymphoma

  • Sarcoma

  • CNS cancer

Signs & Symptoms of Cancer

In men and women, symptoms of cancer differs. Some of these are clearly visible and some are hard to notice.

In Men :-

  • Presence of lumps on the testicles.

  • Changes in urination which includes difficulty in urinating, blood in urine, straining while urinating etc.

  • Pain and tenderness in the lower back and hip bone.

  • Excessive coughing, without any nose stuffing and Blood in the mucus can also be a symptom of lung cancer.

Symptoms & Signs of Cancer

In Women :-

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Redness and thickness of skin on the breast in case of breast cancer

  • Bleeding in between periods even after menopause.

  • Changes in skin pigmentation, bleeding, excessive scaling.

  • Skin changes such as a sore that does not heal, a new mole or changes in existing mole.

  • Breast changes such as changes in size, shape of the nipple or breast, changes in the skin of breast

  • Cough that does not go away

  • Painful or difficult urination

  • Changes in appetite

  • Abdominal pain

  • Unexplained night sweats

  • Feeling weak/tired

How to Diagnose Cancer ?

Various imaging studies helps to diagnose cancer such as x-ray, ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging. Biopsies can also help in diagnosing the cancer.

How to Treat Cancer ?

There are various therapies which includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and synthetic lethality. Surgical excision is also an another option in treating cancer.

Ayurvedic Approach to Cancer Treatment

There are many side effects of medicines and radiations on the body in modern science. Cancer can be treated with the ayurvedic therapy. Ayurveda provides safe and natural treatment for cancer. It enhances body functioning naturally. There are many herbs as well as home remedies in Ayurveda which help in treating cancer that control the abnormal growth of cells and in later stages it will help to reduce pain and curb and migration to other organs.

1) Turmeric/Curcumin(Curcuma Longa)

When it come to prevent cancer, this is the king of herb/spice. The powerful polyphenol Curcumin in turmeric which helps in retarding the growth of cancer cells causing breast cancer, prostate cancer, brain tumour, melanoma. without causing any harm to other healthy growing cells, Curcumin promotes apoptosis and helps in elimination of cancer breeding cells.

Dried turmeric powder whose color ranges from orange to yellow. By peeling, boiling, drying, and then grating fresh rhizomes you can make your own turmeric powder and consume fresh, uncooked turmeric to maximize its health benefits against cancer treatment as well as prevention. By combining turmeric with onion, helps in reduction of number and size of precancerous lesions.

2) Fennel

As fennel is Armed with phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, cancer cells have to accept defeat. ‘Anethole’, a major constituent of fennel helps in resisting and restricting the invasive and adhesive activities of cancer cells. It suppresses the enzymatic regulated activities behind cancer cell multiplication. Roasted fennel with parmesan can be a star pick. Prior to an elaborate meal, a tomato-fennel soup with garlic or fresh salads with fennel bulbs.

Natural Herbs for Cancer

3) Cumin

As cumin helps in digestion and probably that is the most important reason of chewing a handful of cumin seeds at the end of every meal. However, its health benefits go beyond. Cumin seeds contain a compound called ‘Thymoquinone’ that checks growth of cells responsible for prostate cancer. So, instead of loading your usual snack options with calories and oil, add cumin to your fried beans, bread or sauce and make the dish rich in flavour and high on health so as to prevent cancer and many other diseases. You can add the magic of cumin in your regular bowl of rice and tadka dal too!

4) Cinnamon

A natural food preservative, cinnamon is a source of iron and calcium. Regular taking half teaspoon of cinnamon powder helps in cancer prevention. it blocks the formation of new vessels in the human body and helps in tumour formation and growth prevention. Some of the effective ways of including cinnamon in your diet which are as follows:-

  • A cup of cinnamon tea daily (in leaf or sachet)

  • Make your morning meal a healthy one, add this wonder spice to your morning oatmeal.

  • A fruity delight comprising few walnuts, chopped apples and your magic portion of cinnamon

  • A glass of milk including honey and cinnamon before going to bed will help you in keeping away from cancer.

5) Oregano

Oregano is considered as a potential agent against prostate cancer. It has anti-microbial compounds, one teaspoon of oregano has the power of two cups of red grapes. Oregano consists of Phyto-chemical ‘Quercetin’ which restricts the growth of malignant cells in the body and acts like a drug against cancer centric diseases.

Diet in Cancer

Diet plays an important role in the treatment of cancer which is described as follows

  • Include cancer cell killing nutritious foods in your diet such as raw

  • Carrots, raw broccoli, green asparagus, raw cabbage, turmeric and beetroot.

  • Include cancer killing fruits like raw pineapple, apricot seeds, blueberries, strawberries and black raspberries in your diet.

  • Include fish, seafood, fresh fruits, nuts, eggs and plant- based oils in your diet.

How to Prevent Cancer ?

  • Drink plenty of water which will help in reducing the risk of bladder cancer.

  • Drink more than 5 cups of caffeinated coffee daily will help in reduction of brain cancer.

  • Always use filtered water to prevent the risk of cancer.

  • Use green leafy vegetables and brazil nuts as a snack which lowers the risk of bladder cancer in women.