Any TYPE OF CANCER occurs in the body when cells begin to multiply too quickly. These cells then form into masses and continue to grow at a rapid rate.
BLADDER CANCER is a TYPE OF CANCER that affects the balloon shaped organ in your pelvic cavity. The bladder is an essential part of your urinary tract system that stores urine until it can be excreted. Your bladder can hold up to two cups of urine – which may feel like a gallon if you’re frantically searching for a bathroom.
While most people know that smoking can cause lung cancer, few are aware that it’s a major risk factor for bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is relatively uncommon in the general population, but it does affect the elderly at a slightly higher rate.
Bladder Cancer Overview
The most common type of bladder cancer is known as transitional cell cancer. This TYPE OF CANCER begins in the innermost layer of the bladder and is almost always diagnosed in patients who are over 60.
This TYPE OF CANCER may also affect other organs in your urinary tract system. Since it targets the transitional cells of your urinary tract system, carcinomas may be found in the lining of your kidneys, urethra or ureters. Patients who are diagnosed with bladder cancer must have their entire urinary tract system examined for tumors.
The symptoms of transitional cell cancer of the bladder occur very early. Bladder cancer tends to progress slowly and manifests symptoms almost immediately after the cancer cells have arisen in the bladder.
Common symptoms include:
Blood in the urine
Back or pelvic pain.
Any of these symptoms may also be caused by a URINARY TRACT INFECTION, which needs to be addressed by a doctor. If your doctor suspects bladder cancer, he or she will conduct a full physical exam and test your urine for blood or abnormal cells.
Your doctor may also perform a cystoscopy test that allows him or her to visualize the inside of your bladder and take biopsies of any abnormal cells discovered.
Not surprisingly, the “allopathic” treatment options are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation (the “Big 3”). If I were diagnosed with ANYTYPE OF CANCER, I would NEVER choose this “cut, poison, burn” protocol. In my opinion, it is barbaric.
Fortunately, there are natural remedies that have proven to be very effective. Some of the best natural remedies include the following:
Green tea extract (catechins inhibit cancer growth)
Garlic (sulfur compounds block cancer cells)
Citrus fruits (limonene is anti-cancer)
the Gerson Diet (lots of fresh juice and coffee enemas)
theBudwig Diet (electron-rich cottage cheese mixed with flax oil).
What Happens After Treatment?
After completing your treatment, the first thing you should do is take a good look at your lifestyle and diet to determine if you could be living healthier. Your diet plays a large role in keeping your health in check. With the right diet, you can boost your immune system, prevent chronic diseases and keep your cancer risks low.
Even though BLADDER CANCER is easily treated, it is also known to reoccur in many patients. It is essential that you eat A HEALTHY DIET and exercise frequently once you go into remission.
A HEALTHY DIET includes a variety of fruits and vegetables (organic, if possible), grass-fed lean meats, organic dairy products, and healthy fats like coconut oil and olive oil. By eating a diet that is colorful and fresh, you will consume high concentrations of antioxidants and nutrients that can keep you healthy and strong.
Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine and you should feel better after your cancer than you did before you were diagnosed.
I know a lot of you have cut wheat out of your diet already- well done you!
This is not easy, especially if like me you were brought up to believe that wheat is “The staff of life” and “Wholewheat & grains are healthy”
For those of you that haven’t yet cut wheat out or are not sure why they should – please, please read on!
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health is written by the renowned cardiologist, Dr. William Davis. In my opinion the book has not been very aptly named, the title gives the impression of a need to lose weight around the middle that has been caused by wheat (as in a beer belly) when the book is really about the awful damage wheat is doing to our health. It really has to be read to be believed!
This book explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can result in HUGE health benefits (including weight loss).
Think about what you have been eating for the last twenty or thirty years.
If you are like many people, your main meals probably consisted of the following:
Toasted bread, bagel, biscuits – wheat flour
Croissant or pastry – wheat flour, sugar
Cereal – wheat or corn, sugar.
Pancakes/Waffles – wheat flour, sugar
Lunch & Snacks
Sandwich, wrap, rolls etc – primary ingredient is wheat flour, (look at labels)
Hambuger – primary ingredient is wheat flour, with a protein in between
Desserts, sweets, puddings, pastries, pies, sauces made with wheat
Cheese & biscuits – made of wheat flour.
Feed or Food?
It is not a stretch to suggest that up to fifty percent or more of what we have historically eaten was wheat, and perhaps up to seventy-five percent wheat and other grains.
When you look at it this way, what we thought of as “food” was more like “feed.”
In fact, at the time when humans adopted agriculture, the majority of grains were actually grown to feed livestock.
Perhaps in times of famine or desperation, humans raided their grain bins.
“Feed” in Disguise
This bad habit must have stuck.
10,000 years later we have morphed agriculture into a processed food industry where we take wheat, corn, and soy and either make it sweet with sugar or high fructose corn syrup, make it savoury with salt and spices.
Then we mould and press the feed mixture into the desired shape – thick or thin, short or long, big or little, round or square, soft or dense – choose a colour, and then add chemicals so it will last a year or more.
We fool ourselves into thinking this is food, but if we were honest, we have to admit this is more like how we feed our dogs.
The packages all look different, but pick any of these things and imagine if we all ate with our mouths open, we’d see it for what it is – just a mush of wheat or corn flour. They might as well just sell this feed in 50lb bags.
It’d be much more honest… and cheaper too.
Enter REAL FOOD
After decades of eating just a few crops, it’s no surprise that we have forgotten what REAL FOOD is, and people enlightened enough to reject the standard Western diet often struggle initially with determining what to eat.
In fact, many are too quick to substitute wheat with other things that are just like it. If you have decided to reject “feed as food,” consider exploring real food instead and letting the notion of real food serve as your litmus test before putting something in your mouth.
Ask yourself, “is this real food…or made with real food?”
We all enjoy our treats here and there, but imagine replacing that 75% “feed” in your diet with food! One of the joys of rejecting grains is a reintroduction to the so many things this planet provides us to eat.
With a little time, you’ll get the hang of it.
Wheat Belly has become a phenomenon that countless thousands of people are following.
In its simplest form, Wheat Belly is really about two things:
1) Eliminating wheat (and other gluten-containing grains such as barley and rye)
2) Managing carbohydrates/sugars to individual tolerance levels to manage blood sugar and promote good health weight-loss (if desired).
Wheat Belly isn’t really about being “gluten-free” the way most people understand that to be. There is much wrong with wheat of which gluten is only a part.
We strongly recommend that people avoid gluten-free foods made with other high-carbohydrate grains, because that is inconsistent with achieving point #2!
Most people begin the way described above and for the first time in their lives see the stark causality between what they eat and the status of their health.
It can be quite an epiphany for people to eliminate a seemingly innocuous food and in a matter of a few days experience significant health benefits or begin rapid weight loss.
This initial experience changes people, and changes their attitude about and perception of food. Thus the journey begins!
Buy the book and see for yourself!
There are resources there to help you, an active Facebook page, and of course, Dr. Davis’ books and blog.
Most people find that committing to a period of 3-4 weeks is a sufficient trial period to understand just what Wheat Belly can do for them.
Please note the information and statements made below are not intended to replace the advice or treatment by your health care professional. Neither Live Blood London nor The Finchley Clinic Ltd dispense medical advice, prescribe or diagnose illness.
Hypothyroidism and the Thyroid Gland
By The Finchly Clinic
Hypothyroidism is an extremely common condition which apart from causing well known symptoms like fatigue, overweight (though 40% of hypothyroid subjects are underweight), and sensitivity to the cold, it ensures that almost every system in the body is at a low ebb. The list of possible symptoms include (but are not limited to):
heat and/or cold intolerance
headaches and migraines
low motivation and ambition
irritability, anxiety and panic attacks
decreased memory and concentration
low sex drive
slow wound healing
carpal tunnel syndrome
low blood sugar
attention deficit disorder (ADD)
pancreatitis (from hypothermia)
adrenal exhaustion from excess secretion of adrenaline
gallbladder disease (six times higher in women with excess oestrogen or on birth control pills or ERT)
female problems (fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, PMS, cramps, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, spontaneous abortion, cyclic seizures, dry vagina and infertility)
osteoporosis (from excess oestrogen leading to excess adrenaline and then to excess cortisol).
intestinal symptoms which can include irritable bowel syndrome, dysphagia (swallowing problems); poor digestion (low acid and pancreatic enzymes, decreased gall bladder motility); nutrient malabsorption; gas and wind; colic; decreased peristalsis; and especially chronic constipation.
The Thyroid and Diabetes
Dr Broda Barnes demonstrated in the early 70’s that supporting the thyroid improved diabetes symptoms (but not the blood sugar imbalance), namely improved wound healing, weight loss, energy levels improve, and most importantly of all atherosclerosis.
The Thyroid and cholesterol/hardening of the arteries
Rabbits, on a vegetarian (i.e. cholesterol free) diet have been shown to develop atherosclerosis if their thyroids are removed. If given thyroid hormone the atherosclerosis was prevented. Led by the ‘heretic’ doctor Barry Durant Peatfield (who has greatly irritated some of his colleagues in the medical profession), a number of doctors maintain that the same is true of humans and that the primary cause of atherosclerosis is thyroid deficiency, made far worse by the revolting habit of cigarette smoking.
The Barnes Temperature Test
According to Dr Peatfield, the Barnes Thyroid Temperature Test (originally developed by another heretic doctor – Broda Barnes) sometimes will pick up a sluggish thyroid that was not spotted by a blood test.
Underarm temperature should be recorded for ten minutes before arising in the morning. This means as soon as you wake up. Not after making a cup of tea, or having a shower! This procedure should be followed for at least three mornings in a row (seven would be better) and the average temperature calculated.
The correct temperature should be within the range 97.8 – 98.2 degrees Fahrenheit (36.6 – 36.8 degrees Celsius). An average temperature of below 97.8 degrees Fahrenheit (36.6 degrees Celsius) may suggest hypothyroidism. A mean temperature of below 96.4F (35.8C) usually may suggest a more severe hypothyroidism.
Note for women: Premenopausal women should not perform this test during their periods when their temperature is higher than normal.
Although it is not proof, failing the temperature test + having about 5 or more of the typical low thyroid symptoms may indicate hypothyroid.
The underarm temperature test can be used to monitor progress and the goal of treatment is to normalize this temperature. Bear in mind that this condition does not come on overnight and is not resolved overnight. Be willing to give this 8-12 weeks minimum.
Please note if you are taking conventional thyroid medication (thyroxine) you should not stop or reduce it, unless you have discussed it with your doctor and he has advised you to do so.
Natural help for the Thyroid
In many cases our botanical product, Kelp Formula provides stand-alone support. Kelp itself is a good source of iodine – a vital mineral for the thyroid gland, though it also contains nettles, damiana, siberian ginseng, parsley, Irish moss and mistletoe.
We have received reports of weight losses of one stone in 6-12 weeks on this product, as well as a tremendous sense of well-being. For others it may be necessary to treat any related candida problem and/or support the adrenal glands since hypothyroidism is sometimes secondary to hypoadrenia. with Licorice Formula or Licorice Formula A . This is because adrenal exhaustion can make worse or even cause the thyroid to underperform.
For further help, the amino acid Tyrosine found in Thyroid Support Formula may also be useful for both the thyroid and the adrenal glands (tyrosine may also help some cases of depression).
Problems with thyroid blood tests
Quite often laboratory tests will demonstrate that the thyroid is within the “normal” range yet the person will show all the signs of hypothyroidism. Please note the following in relation to this paradox:-
1) The first point to make here is, as Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield states in his book “The Great Thyroid Scandal”, the tests might be wrong. Dr Peatfield has been villified by his colleagues as heretic for stating in his book that the tests can be so inaccurate that they “should be placed where the sun doesn’t shine” (at least he doesn’t mince his words).
For the most part the conventional test of choice is the test for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, not the thyroid itself. If it is normal it is inferred that the thyroid function is OK. But, as Dr Peatfield explains, this does not always appear to be reliable. Some hapless victims have had the same test repeated 4 to 5 times before a low thyroid has been indicated, sometimes over several years.
2) The normal figure may be at the lower end of the normal range. So the patient is told they are ‘normal’ when it might have been borderline.
3) Thyroxine itself is metabolically inert, and must be converted to tri-iodothyranine (T3) before it does anything. This conversion requires zinc, copper, and iron, and a deficiency of these nutrients can produce hypothyroid symptoms. (Please note Thyroid Support Formula contains these nutrients). Further, this conversion is blocked by mercury toxicity, so this must be dealt with if relevant.
4) Candida binds thyroxine, thereby inactivating it. Indeed it has long been appreciated that some 90% of Candida victims have low thyroid function, and this may well be an important mechanism. It is therefore important to treat candidiasis if that is part of the problem.
Kelp Formula suggested dosage:
3 capsules twice a day for the first month (its better with food, but this is not vital).
Then take 2 capsules twice a day for at least another 3 months.
Continue for as long as is needed. We regard anything less than 3 months on any botanical regimen to be a waste of time and money. Botanical food supplements are not drugs and they work gradually.
Contains 60 vegan capsules. Therefore at the recommended dosage you will need 3 bottles for the first month, then 2 bottles for the remaining period.
Nettles, damiana, siberian ginseng, parsley, Irish Moss, mistletoe, kelp (a natural source of iodine).
We now have a product designed to support Kelp Formula. Whilst Kelp Formula is a botanical food supplement which may encourage rejuvenation of the thyroid gland, our new product Thyroid Support Formula contains the primary amino acid (tyrosine), vitamins and mineral needed to help create thyroid hormones.
Please note, some cases of low thyroid are caused by Hashimoto Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune illness. If you have been diagnosed with this condition or are suspected of having it, please do not use this product without the approval of your doctor