Cancer Cell Growth
Cancer Cell Growth: How Cancer Evolves
By Laura Patrina
Welcome to the world of cells where we wage the war against cancer.
Rather than list the naturopath anti-cancer actions as a random long list, in the Online Video Program, my husband Joe linked each naturopathic step to its relevant phase within the cancer development cycle.
For example: Is the action designed to prevent cancer … to kill cancer … or to keep cancer from spreading? And so, besides wanting you to know why a naturopathic action works, we wanted you to know where the action sat within the cycle.
To create points of reference, Joe boiled the progression of cancer cell growth down into eight phases. These show cancer starting with healthy cells, presenting how cells become weakened, how cancer forms, how cancer grows and finally, how cancer metastasizes.
The sketches show eight phases of cancer cell growth development, starting with a healthy cell in phase 1 and ending with a metastasized cell in phase 8. The key is to understand how cancer progresses, and in finding as many natural countermeasures as possible to impede and destroy cancer each step of the way.
Let’s take them one at a time, starting with a young, healthy cell.
Phase 1 – Healthy Cells
Think of receptors as the cell’s shipping and receiving department.
Your body has as many as 100 trillion cells, and healthy cells enjoy a constant flow of materials entering and leaving the receptors at all hours of the day and night. Quite an operation!
Inside, a chamber within the cell houses mitochondrion – small living organisms. Trillions of mitochondria within the body combine oxygen and nutrients to create the electrical packets that power the cells. We discuss mitochondria many times in the Online Video Program as they play an important part in the cancer story.
In the early years of life, generally, we find happy cells, all pulsating away on a continual 24/7 basis. Yet while all of this “happiness” is going on, viruses continually lurk, hoping to penetrate cell walls.
But with proper immune system support killing off the viruses, the cells stay healthy, not easily infected. Until …
Phase 2 – An Assaulted Cell
As one ages, unhealthy conditions gradually place cells under more and more stress. Stress starts with the presence of what are called “free radicals”, unbalanced molecules brought into your body by ingesting and breathing unnatural chemicals.
For example, now-a-days, there are thousands of chemicals in our food, air, cloths and physical surroundings that humans never encountered until just one hundred years ago.
We are inundated.
To avoid free radical damage one needs to ingest cleaner food, water and air, and to provision our bodies with an ample supply of antioxidants. Antioxidants shield the cells from contact with free radicals, but more, some antioxidants chemically neutralize the radicals.
Antioxidants operating in this role are called reducing agents. Blueberries, which come in nicely in this regard, is one example, but there are many other sources of antioxidants out there.
Phase 3 – Infected
Once inside, viruses swim towards the nucleus, seeking an incubator to generate a next generation
Inside the nucleus, 20,000 infant viruses are fostered and then become active, seeking to escape
this cell to hunt down new host cells to infect, and so on …
But that’s not all. In the case of cancer … viruses can do more.
Note: In 2019, research reported on by Doctor Blaylock found a 100 percent incidence of cytomegalovirus in breast cancer tumors. This very complex virus encodes more than 750 proteins, which play a role in converting normal cells into cancer cells.
Phase 4 – Conversion to Cancer
the new daughter cells to be switched incorrectly.
In this instance, cancer traits – like ignoring “die” hormonal signals – are switched on, and we are left with a bonified cancer cell. Cancer cells are still breast cells, but just switched differently.
Switched cells, still part of the body, do not stand out the way viruses, bacteria or foreign parasites do, and hence the immune system leaves them
And so, the new cancer cells are allowed to take root, and slowly we get tumor formation.
Phase 5 – Tumor Formation
Hence, they only divide, and the big question is: how often will they divide?
Tumors don’t become a billion cells strong overnight; it can take years, and tumors need to be in the hundreds of millions before mammograms can detect them.
But after many years, the tumor gains momentum, and once at a certain size, to grow further, it seeks to further assert its dominance.
Phase 6 – Aggressive Growth
We have all heard stories about cancer tumors turning aggressive. There are various factors causing accelerated growth.
The first is food supply. If you consume great amounts of sugar and carbs, the cancer thrives.
The second is chronic inflammation.
If there is chronic inflammation surrounding the tumor, the inflammation spurs the cancer cell growth on, getting them to divide more often.
Glucose sugar and inflammation can accelerate tumor growth to alarming levels within months, hence these drivers need to be shut down.
Inflammation management and Diet are both covered in the Online Video Program. For now, just realize that if left unchecked, we get dominant
Phase 7 – Dominant Tumors
To boost nutrient supplies, tumor cells know how to encourage blood vessels to form around them, increasing the nutrient supply, an ability called
Angiogenesis causes blood vessels to proliferate around the tumor, resulting in a major, well-fed tumor growing at an almost unstoppable rate.
Angiogenesis, and what to do to stem it, is covered within the Online Video Program. Ultimately angiogenesis leads to metastasis.
Phase 8 – Metastasis
Finally, after say, eight years of existence, the well-provisioned tumor branches out in two ways. First, cells break off from the main tumor to form new colonies elsewhere. And second, metastasis.
With metastasis, during cell division, rather than copy its current switch settings, the cancer copies the settings of another cell type in its neighborhood. For example, breast cancer morphs into bone cancer.
It all sounds very disturbing, and it is. However, you will be pleased to know that there are actions you can take within each of the eight phases that
either thwart cancer or expose it as an enemy to your immune system.
These are presented throughout the On-line Video Program, so stay tuned! And remember, you can always pursue naturopathic actions with or without using surgery, radiation or chemotherapy as complementary actions.
And with that said, please dig into the videos to find over 30 naturopathic countermeasures to help prevent or reverse cancer.