Saturday, 12 September 2015 17:19

The Top 10 Cancer Fighting Supplements

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What supplements should I take?

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions and here are my top ten. Everybody is different. They are different ages, different weights, different situations, different needs, and different cancers. Your cancer is as individual as you are. Also, wherever possible, I’d rather people tried to derive the benefits naturally rather than just use supplements. I believe in taking supplements with a specific purpose, to do a therapeutic task that your diet cannot achieve at the moment.

These are the primary four supplements, I feel everyone should take.

Vitamin D3/K2 – If you cannot get 4 hours in the sun a day, take 5000IUs of D3. The K2 helps its action and protects the liver as well. The number 1 supplement by far. In my therapy, I use Solar D Liposome Spray – a concentrated liposome tincture spray.

Curcumin (turmeric) – Has anti-cancer action, reduces toxicity of some chemo drugs, improves the effectiveness of others, kills microbes in the gut, and reduces inflammation and metastases. I prescribe a non-hydrogenated extraction that removes all soy proteins and other soy components and non-allergenic. A phytosome process indicates that the plant extract is bound to the phosphatidylcholine. This delivery method and the unique form of curcumin establish a high assimilation rate not found in any other curcumin product.  Fish – Reduces inflammation, preserves telomere length, reduces risk of cachexia. Vegans would rather not take fish oils – however flaxseed does a very different job.

Probiotics – Essential to take ‘holding’ probiotics while having orthodox treatments. Without a healthy microbiome you cannot MAKE crucial compounds from your food (like anti-inflammatory short-chain esters, B vitamins and vitamin K).

Thereafter, the following supplemental protocol depends on your specific situation and needs:

If you have a hormonally driven cancer (breast, prostate etc.) it is worth considering.

Indole 3 carbinol/DIM - It denatures aggressive estrogen into a safer cousin, protects the DNA and has been dubbed a safer Tamoxifen by one drug company. Also acts against non-estrogen cancers via p27 pathway.

Melatonin – Confused by people as a ‘sleeping pill’, it is the biggest antioxidant we make, knocks us into a deeper sleep, and regulates levels of estrogen and growth hormone in the body. Never use more than 3 mgs (about 40 minutes before bed time).

If chronic inflammation is the issue (it is with most people with cancer) then apart from curcumin and fish oils try

Ginger – grate at least 10 gms of ginger a day into drinks, juices and food. It is very calming on the body. For therapeutic dosage, I recommend Xeno Bio Force.

Don’t forget that cortisol (the stress hormone) and insulin (sugar-driven) stimulate Cox-2 and increase inflammation. Best ‘treatments’ are ‘Yoga’ and meditation.

If you want to build your immune system, try:

Grape Seed extract, or another OPC, Pine Bark extract. The former was 46% more potent that any comparable product in the US VITAL study. I use a 95% polyphenols flavonoids as the best antioxidant.

Echinacea, Cat’s Claw, Astragalus are three herbs to try.

Coenzyme Q10 – Important in mitochondrial function. It has epigenetic benefits and research says that taking 50 mgs a day returns you to being a 28 year old!!

 Milk thistle and dandelion - Apart from magnesium and vitamin K, these two herbs are good for your liver and both have proven epigenetic properties.

Green tea - EGCG is a powerful polyphenol.

Your supplement protocol needs to be a tailored plan designed to your specific cancer. Because, when it comes to cancer, one size never fits all.

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