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How to manage pancreatic cancer through alternative natural treatments

This type of cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas which is an organ that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. We know that pancreas releases hormones which can help to manage the blood sugar and enzymes which aid digestion. This type of cancer spreads to other parts of the body in a very short time. There are rare cases when it is detected in early stages. If you have diabetes which happens with pain in the upper abdomen that spreads to the back, weight loss or jaundice, then you might have pancreatic cancer.

The most common signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer are fatigue; pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to your back; blood clots; yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes; new – onset diabetes; depression; loss of appetite or unintended weight loss. In many cases, the cause for pancreatic cancer is not known. Experts are saying that smoking can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer [1]. There are some factors which can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, such as obesity; smoking; family history of pancreatic cancer; older age, as most people are diagnosed after age 65 [2,3]; diabetes; chronic inflammation of the pancreas and family history of genetic syndromes, such as BRCA2 gene mutation, FAMMM syndrome and Lynch syndrome.

You need to talk with your doctor if you suffer from pancreatic cancer before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies for this condition . Here are some natural treatments for pancreatic cancer:

What you should eat

It is very important for people who suffer from pancreatic cancer to see dietary changes in a positive light. You should give yourself a comfort food because this is a small price to pay to halt the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer. Doctors are recommending to their patients to adopt a vegan or wholly plant based diet but they need to make one exception and that are Omega – 3 fatty acids [4]. It is known that the Omega – 3 fatty acids which are present in fish have many health benefits. Also you can take fish oil capsules because they do not increase insulin levels but talk with your doctor about the best dosage for your condition. The vegan diet is low in fat and it is moderate in protein. It incorporate whole – food carbohydrate sources which are low on glycemic index and some of these foods include whole fruits, semolina or wholegrain pastas and whole – grain products like sprouted wheat breads (instead of the wheat – flour breads).

The high – glycemic index carbs can boost the insulin levels so the diet should include carbohydrates from sources which have low glycemic index. It is known that the carrot juice has a bit of natural sugar so it is recommended consuming green vegetable juices. This is the ideal diet but for many people it is difficult to follow it because it is a drastic change. Those people who need a gradual change should adopt a “Mediterranean” diet. In this type of diet are included large amounts of whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits, allows moderate amounts of lean white meat or fish and discourages red meat and fatty dairy products. This is not effective diet as the vegan diet but it is favored by many Americans who suffer from pancreatic cancer.

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Eliminating toxins

It is known fact that in United States of America people are spending a lot of money on laxatives. It was found that in this country, the laxative use rate was highest compared to other countries [5]. Many people think that they should move their bowels every 2 – 3 days but people need to move their bowels 2 – 3 times per day. This is very important for people who suffer from pancreatic cancer but unfortunately many cancer therapies are constipating. It is known fact that the constipated person is not able to eliminate toxins. We know that toxins, including chemotherapy are recycled and they are exposing patients to devastating side effects again and again. The high – fiber diet is critical to detoxifying the body. There are many phytonutrients, found in fruits, herbs and vegetables which include detoxification pathways, help the bowels move and improve the liver’s function. Broccoli sprouts have sulforaphane which specifically stimulate the liver detoxification.

Nigella sativa

This is beneficial home remedy for people who suffer from pancreatic cancer. It is also known as black cumin and it has been found that it possesses powerful medicinal properties. It has vitamins and minerals which are required for the strengthening of immune system. It is recommended consuming 3 times on a daily basis. Also you can use it in oil form. You should take one teaspoon of this oil and mix it with honey. You can take the nigella sativa in a form of vitamin pill on a daily basis. You should consume this natural cure thirty minutes before breakfast, in the afternoon and before you go to bed. Those people who suffer from diabetes can use this oil by placing it into capsule. There is another way to use this natural cure and that is to mix the oil with fresh orange juice. When you are mixing this oil with honey, then you should not use pasteurized honey. Instead, use raw honey. [6]

Vitamin D3 and triphala

Vitamin D3 is very beneficial for people who suffer from pancreatic cancer. You can get it from the natural sunlight. You should not expose yourself in long period on sun because it can cause sunburn. It was found that this is very effective natural treatment for pancreatic cancer. Also the triphala is very effective home remedy for pancreatic cancer. This natural cure helps in the inhibition of growth of cells which lead to pancreatic cancer.

Foods to avoid

There are some foods which can worsen the condition of pancreatic cancer. You should not take processed foods. Also you should not take red meat. You should avoid sugar because it can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. It is very helpful to eliminate sugar and artificial sweeteners from your diet. You should not drink juice because it can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. Also the consumption of carbonated sodas is harmful for your health so you need to avoid it.

Garlic and green tea

It is known that the garlic is very effective for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. It is recommended to consume 4 garlic cloves on daily basis. The green tea is also very effective in the treatment of prostatic cancer. It has an active ingredient known as catechin which can help to inhibit the growth of cells. There are some studies in which are shown that green tea can help to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. [7]

Sodium bicarbonate

There are some studies in which are said that the sodium bicarbonate can reduce the incidence of cancer metastases in patients. This natural cure can help to increase the pH of the blood and also it will make the cancer patient more alkaline. It is known fact that tumors grow in a low pH or acidic environment. It is known fact that when cancer patients are increasing the pH in their bodies and making it more alkaline, alternative treatments, such as ozone therapy and intravenous Vitamin C can be more effective. [8]

Vitamin C

We know that the Vitamin C is antioxidant. It can promote the oxidation when it circulates in very high concentrations in highly oxygenated blood. There are some studies in which are shown that Vitamin C is selectively toxic to cancer cells which mean that it can harm cancer cells but not the healthy tissue. There are some studies in which are said that this not effective treatment when it is coupled with the addition of catalase (which is an enzyme) that is having cancer – killing properties because it is reducing its effects [9]. In these studies are said that the high – dose Vitamin C infusion is resulting in the production of large quantities of hydrogen peroxide which initially is causing cancer – killing effect which was neutralized by the catalase. Talk with your doctor about the best amount of Vitamin C which you should consume.

Folic acid and lycopene

It was found that the folic acid can be very helpful in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Also when you consume folic acid from food, then you are reducing your chances of getting pancreatic cancer [10]. You can take the folic acid in a form of supplement. There are some studies in which are shown that when you increase the level of folate in the food, then it can help you in the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer. Folic acid is commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Also lycopene is effective home remedy for pancreatic cancer. You can find lycopene in tomatoes and this can help to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. You can take it in form of supplements.


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Neem Mayur
Neem Mayur
Mayur Neem, a certified dietician having more than 5 years of experience in the field of diet practice. He is working as a diet expert and offering services to body builders, sports persons, celebrities, etc. He is lover of natural remedies and loves to spend most of his free time in his organic farm and offers expert advice on organic farming to local farmers. He is available through [email protected]


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