by Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopath
Many people feel victimized by cancer but you have so much more control over cancer than you may think.
This year alone, over 1.7 million Americans will be told that they “have” CANCER and 33% of those people will die. Every 30 seconds somebody is diagnosed with cancer. And the numbers continue to grow worse with each passing year, despite more medical inventions and technology promising early detection.
How about not partaking in this statistic?
If this is your goal, you will definitely want to learn more about the inflammatory tie into cancer. Recognize that when I talk about inflammation I am discussing longer term chronic systemic inflammation. I am not referring to acute inflammation due to injury.
When you are living with long term chronic systemic inflammation, this would be referred to as an NF-kB state. Often clients will ask me what this stands for so here you go. This is a nuclear factor kappa beta state. I know, this does not help at all. To define this further will likely create the clarity you are looking for. NF-kB is a protein complex that controls the transcription of DNA.
Sounds rather important in regard to cancer?
When you are living with chronic inflammation this leads to immune system dysregulation. Immune system dysregulation can and will hinder the body’s apoptosis and this is basically cellular suicide. Understand that the way your body was created, if a cell becomes a “broken” cell, it is actually programmed to commit suicide. This will inhibit that “broken” cell from becoming another “broken” cell and so on and so on. If apoptosis is not functioning properly due to immune system dysregulation, which is caused by chronic inflammation, this “broken” cell will continue to replicate. The long term result of this would be a major contributing factor to cancer.
I do want to be very clear that I am not saying that inflammation is the only cause of cancer but this is such a major contributing factor as mentioned above.
Now that you understand the role chronic inflammation play in cancer, what causes the chronic inflammation? The main triggers for chronic inflammation are listed below.
- Food sensitivity such as gluten and similar cross reactive foods
- The standard American diet high in processed foods and sugar
- Chronic infection
- Chronic stress
- Alcohol/drug addiction
You can see that you likely have some inflammatory triggers for yourself personally.
So the key to addressing cancer is addressing inflammation appropriately and reducing or eliminating the triggers for inflammation.
The key phrase here is addressing inflammation appropriately.
The good news is that YOU control this.
This cannot be taken lightly though. The chronic inflammation needs a strong “kick in the head” to be eliminated. This “kick in the head” involves a specific combination of supplements, with proper dosing to assist the body in shifting out of the chronic inflammatory state.
This is too deep of a subject to address in an article, so I am sharing a 46 minute webinar that I have produced for you to understand inflammation and more importantly, how to correct this potentially life threatening condition.
Don’t be a statistic in the cancer and inflammation world. Address the underlying factors of inflammation and keep your immune function and apoptosis is full function.
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