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The Hidden Story of Cancer – a synopsis

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 1, 2008


There’s really a lot of info on this site so do browse. This supports and extends the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books.  For more information go to www.fightingcancer.com

“This book tells me everything. Why didn’t my doctor tell me this?”- Rev. Bill Newbern

CANCER: THE HIDDEN STORY

The Hidden Story of Cancer by Prof. Brian Scott Peskin and Dr. Amid Habib
Pinnacle Press, POB 56507, Houston, Texas 77256
See: http://www.brianpes kin.com

The cancer process starts from cell wall structure damage from damaged
or modified polyunsaturated oils which results in low oxygen transfer
to cells by virtue of improper fatty acid composition of the cell
walls—slow cellular damage over a period of time by either the
withholding of oxygen to the cell or a poison introduced to the cell.
Most poisons in greater quantity will kill cells outright avoiding
cancer by doing so. The problem is that oxidative damage over a period
of time will turn on an anaerobic process in the cells whereby the
cells try not to die but to go into an anaerobic mode whereby they can
survive and this will initiate cancer. The withholding of only 35% of
oxygen will damage the cells and set this process in motion. The main
way oxygen gets withheld from the cells is by a nutritional process
whereby improper oils and/or improper amounts of carbohydrates are
consumed over a period of time (it is a slow process). It is
interesting that if a solid substance (of any type) is implanted under
the skin the vasculization supplied to the cells surrounding the solid
object will not support adequate oxygen to those cells and cancer will
result—so much for implantable microchips & RFIDs. There again,
adequate Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) may offset this inherent process
of limited oxygen supply turning healthy cells to anaerobic cancerous
cells. When excess carbohydrates are consumed (the body needs
surprisingly few as the body can make them) the blood becomes sticky
and also the speed of blood flow is reduced. Since speed of supplying
oxygen to the cells is of essence such that venous blood has some
oxygen this sets the cancer process in motion. Also, low amounts of
iron in the body will not allow hemoglobin to transport the needed
oxygen to the cells.

When the cells’ respiration is damaged due to the above factors in
order to protect themselves they enter in an anaerobic process to
survive much like your muscles use both an anaerobic process for
motion and also an oxidative process. Lactic acid is produced by the
damaged cells for energy in a single reaction by the reduction of
pyruvic acid by dihydro-nicotinamid e to lactic acid (low efficiency
energy production) and the cell burns sugar to promote this
process—sugar including fructose is to be avoided (try Stevia). Note
that the end products of the oxidation of pyruvic acid, which are H2O
and CO2, are only reached after many additional reactions. Warburg
deduced that a process requiring just one step (fermentation) is much
more probable than one requiring many steps (respiration) . Note that
impaired respiration can be easily replaced by fermentation, because
both processes have a common catalyst, nicotinamide. Nevertheless most
cells die before becoming cancerous, it’s the ones that don’t that
cause the problem.

Note that it doesn’t matter if the foods are high glycemic index or
low glycemic index as the ultimate glucose level will be high
(ultimately in time, the low GI level will be the higher of the two).
The damaged cells produce lactic acid in greater amounts by far than
tired muscles will produce lactic acid. The lactic acid will produce
acidosis and the body pH will become lower. This can be measured by pH
paper. The muscles upon working to the tired state will produce a
burning sensation when the body has excess lactic acid. The damaged
cells also promote angiogenesis (blood vessel formation) to supply
what the cancer cells needs in this fermentation (of glucose) mode
whereby an undamaged properly oxygenated cell cannot do this. The
anaerobic process that the cells enter into do not support complex
cell structures whereby the oxidative process does support complex
structures. The anaerobic process thereby starts a primitive cell
non-differentiated, rapid cell growth known as cancer which is the
equilibrium state (sugar fermentative) in life, as the forced state is
the oxygen (healthy) state. Once this process has taken place for
those cancerous cells those cancerous cells cannot be returned back to
normal cells, they are damaged forever. Proper oxygenation of cells
will ensure that those cells will not develop cancer and will prevent
metastisization of the cancer cells. Cancer that does not metastasize
will usually not kill the cancer victim.

There are `sleeping’ cancer cells where they have not made the total
conversion to full cancer cells. It is thought that these are
vulnerable to extra oxygen (via EFAs) and to withholding sugar (via
low carbohydrates) .

Proper oxygenation of the cells is achieved by the proper ratio of
EFAs (essential fatty acids), the correct ratio of omega-6 (linoleic
acid, LA…such as sesame oil) to omega-3 (linolenic, ALA…such as flax
seed oil—not fish oil) which is anywhere from 2 to 1 (LA to ALA) to
1:1 (Note: 3 grams to 6 grams is considered about right for a 150 lb.
person—more can be ingested as the excess will be burned off).
Omega-9 oils (olive oil, high oleic oils) do not carry oxygen well
enough. Saturated oils (coconut oil, etc) do not carry oxygen. Never
ingest Canola oil or Soy oils. Proper oxygenation is achieved by the
blood delivering enough oxygen to the cells and the cells accepting
that oxygen. Note that cholesterol transports EFAs to the cells and
there is no such thing, practicably speaking, as too much cholesterol
but there is such a thing as oxidized LDL cholesterol (toxic).

The speeding up of the supplied blood is accomplished by reducing the
consumption of carbohydrates to what the body requires which is a
surprisingly small amount. Also adequate iron must be in the diet for
red blood cells to deliver oxygen to cells. Blood clots (even small
clots) will also impair blood oxygen delivery to the cells.
Anti-coagulants have proved to stop cancer metastasizing (even in
heart attack and stroke victims). The cells may have been originally
damaged by improper oils such as highly processed artificial
supermarket omega-6 oils or even rancid true seed oils (as opposed to
fresh seed oils) which the body incorporates into the cell just like
the genuine omega-6 seed oil. The processed `supermarket’ oil is not
oxygen transporting since it was created not to absorb oxygen so that
the oil would not spoil on the supermarket shelf and also rancid oil
will not transport oxygen. The proper seed oils will eventually spoil
in the bottle because the proper seed oils absorb oxygen, but since
undamaged seed oils can absorb oxygen they can transport oxygen in the
body through the cell wall. LDL cholesterol transports the EFAs into
your cells (regardless of good or bad EFAs). If you reduce your LDL
with statin drugs you rob your cells of the needed EFAs assuming you
were ingesting the good EFAs. The level of cholesterol in your body is
relatively unimportant as long as it is high enough; the important
thing is the sufficient level of good EFAs in the proper ratio are
transported to the cells.

Omega-3 oils can be damaging if not in the proper ratios with omega-6
undamaged oils. Obviously, omega-3 oils are essential, however the
popular literature has overstressed them and promoted fish oil which
can be taken to extremes and become damaging to the body. The body
uses omega-6/omega- 3 in different ratios depending on the particular
organ. The brain uses a 1:1 ratio. Most organs use a 4:1 ratio. The
muscles use a 6:1 ratio. There is very little omega-3 in skin.

The oil to use is the undamaged parent omega-6 and omega-3 oils (no
transfats), the original organic seed oils. The derivatives (DHA, EPA,
GLA, CLA) can be made by the body from the parent oils; it’s only the
parent oils that should be consumed. Olive oil does not transfer
oxygen as efficiently as omega-6 oils. Coconut oils and palm oils are
saturated oils and therefore do not transfer oxygen although those
oils do have good qualities and are good for high temperature cooking.
Do not attempt to cook with omega-6 or omega-3 oils as you would turn
them into harmful transfats by doing so (they’re polyunsaturated) .
Meats have good EFAs if organically raised, grass-fed, but cooking
partially destroys them. Cheese, (not low fat) organic, grass-fed,
non-pasteurized (get a cheese cured with sea salt) is a good way to
get EFAs as they need not be cooked and the EFAs will be available.

In Italy (Dr. Cavalino) they found that giving EFAs to athletes prior
to games protected the muscles from lactic acid buildup and there was
no muscle pain after the games. The EFAs had oxygenated the muscles
sufficiently. The lactic acid buildup from cancer greatly exceeds the
lactic acid buildup from overworked muscles. If you test your pH
(saliva) with pH paper you can determine your pH level which is an
indication of your lactic acid level. A pH of 7.4 would be optimum (in
the morning the pH level will be less, i.e., more acid, and in the
afternoon it will reach a maximum pH which is more basic).
It is also important to take in minerals (chelated—not from
vegetables due to phytates in vegetables and note that minerals have
been depleted in the soil), which are also known as co-enzymes, for
maximum respiratory efficiency including iron salts, riboflavin,
nicotinamide [niacin], and pantothenic acid. Vitamins are usually
adequately supplied by properly grown meat. One should also avoid
carcinogens (which damage cellular respiration) .

A good program would be to take EFAs in the proper ratio and amounts;
get copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc, in a
“truly chelated” bioavailable form; get a good source of animal
protein (about 8 oz. for a 150 lb person) such as from organic
grass-fed cheese, organic eggs etc.; limit carbohydrates to about 60
grams for a 150 lb person; take an herbal detoxifier such as Essiac.

I am indebted to Sid Aust for this additional info:

Low oxygen levels in cells, not genetic mutations, may fuel uncontrollable cancer growth, says a new discovery.
If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven to be a key driver of certain types of cancer, treatment plans for curing the malignant growth can change in significant ways, said Ying Xu, professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at Georgia University’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
The research team analysed samples of messenger RNA data, also called transcriptomic data, from seven different cancer types in a publicly available database.
They found that long-term lack of oxygen in cells may be a key driver of cancer growth, the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology reports.
Previous studies had linked low oxygen levels in cells as a contributing factor in cancer development, but not as the driving force for cancer growth.
High cancer rates worldwide cannot be explained by chance genetic mutations alone, Xu said, according to a Georgia statement.
He added that bioinformatics, which melds biology and computational science, has allowed researchers to see cancer in a new light.
“Cancer drugs try to get to the root, at the molecular level, of a particular mutation, but the cancer often bypasses it,” Xu said.
“So we think that possibly, genetic mutations may not be the main driver of cancer.”
The researchers analysed data downloaded from the Stanford Microarray database via a software programme to detect abnormal gene expression patterns in seven cancers: breast, kidney, liver, lung, ovary, pancreatic and stomach.
Xu relied on the gene HIF1A as a biomarker of the amount of molecular oxygen in a cell. All seven cancers showed increasing amounts of
HIF1A, indicating decreasing oxygen levels in the cancer cells.
Low oxygen levels in a cell interrupt the activity of oxidative phosphorylation, a term for the highly efficient way that cells normally use to convert food to energy.
Low oxygen levels engender the process of creating new blood vessels. They provide fresh oxygen, thus improving oxygen levels in the cell and tumour and slowing the cancer growth — but only temporarily.
“When a cancer cell gets more food, it grows; this makes the tumour biomass bigger and even more hypoxic. In turn, the energy-conversion efficiency goes further down, making the cells even hungrier and triggering the cells to get more food from blood circulation, creating a vicious cycle. This could be a key driver of cancer ,” Xu said
Source: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, 2012; doi: 10.1093/jmcb/mjs017).

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One Response to “The Hidden Story of Cancer – a synopsis”

  1. Doug Bowers said

    An excellent article. So many people are blinded by the false advertising for the fish oils. Those in the know have been touting the problems of modern day fish oils for years.
    I’ve been fortunate enough to discover this great oil with a perfect brain ratio of 1:1. Feel free to check out http://www.auumomegas.com

    It’s a fantastic product and I have seen some really remarkable health benefits as a result when people take this.

    All the best. Take care and stay well.

    Doug

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