The standard treatment for cancer has been the same for many decades and is comprised of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the latter two being toxic to healthy cells in the human body.

These treatments, as well as the research surrounding cancer, generate millions of dollars each year for the medical industry, with a typical cancer patient spending on-average $50,000 to treat the disease. Despite the resources devoted to fighting cancer, two of every three people diagnosed with cancer will die from it within five years.

Over the last century, several natural cancer treatments have been developed and used to treat patients in the US and in other developed countries. The documentary Cancer: Forbidden Cures tells the story of natural cures that worked for patients, but were rejected by the medical establishment and attacked by government regulators.

One example is a natural concoction of herbs called Essiac, created by nurse Rene Caisse in Canada in the 1920s. Another is an herbal cure created by Harry Hoxsey, who funded clinics in 17 states before they were all closed down by the FDA in the late 1950's. And yet another is the Gerson Therapy, created by German doctor Maximilian Gerson, who was one of the first to suggest a nutritional approach to treating chronic disease in the 1940's.

Eating healthy organic food is one of the keys to preventing and surviving cancer. Here are some tips from Dr. Joseph Mercola for a cancer-fighting diet:

  • Add cancer-fighting whole foods, herbs, spices and supplements to your diet, such as broccoli, curcumin and resveratrol
  • Avoid all forms of sugar, especially fructose, which feeds cancer cells and promotes their growth.
  • Reduce protein and replace it with high-quality fats, such as organic eggs from pastured hens, high-quality meats, avocados, and coconut oil.
  • Avoid genetically engineered foods as they are typically treated with herbicides such as Roundup (glyphosate) which is toxic to human cells and likely carcinogenic to humans.
  • Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil and reducing your intake of processed vegetable oils. 
  • Use natural probiotics to optimize your gut flora, reduce inflammation and strengthen your immune response. 
  • Add naturally fermented food to your daily diet.
  • Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins by eating organic and using organic home cleaning and gardening products.


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