October 22, 2013 | Posted in Aging, Cancer, Immune System, Men's Health, Women's Health

Cancer support through holistic methods deserves its own wikipedia.

Cancer cells handle light differently than normal cells (See Light Metabolism), and approximately 17 different cancers are related to vitamin D deficiency.


Cancer patients often have subnormal body temperatures (See Warmth Organism) and a personal history of not being prone to fever. Sometimes, a patient just before a diagnosis of cancer was made, gives history of having had an acute illness with fever, treated with a course of antibiotics. It is as though the body in its wisdom, arranged the acute illness with fever in order to balance the cancer tendency, which is one of excessive coldness. With overuse of antibiotics, we unknowingly interfere with the immune strengthening effect an acute feverish illness can have on a person’s overall health.

Protect your warmth: dress warmly, don’t use a lot of cold foods and drinks, don’t suppress fever automatically. Learn how to treat fever supportively and find a practitioner to work with for addressing feverish acute illnesses.  See Fever.

Identifying what you most care about in life, is a foundation for health in general. Pursue that goal. Involve yourself with service to others. It is rare that a human life is fulfilled by a focus only on myself. The sense of purpose and enthusiasm is part of the warmth organism (see Warmth Organism) and its health is part of preventing cancer.

Understand the role of spirituality in your life.  It becomes a source to see the big picture of events that happen to us and in the world.  It helps create an inner center, and can foster the growth of human capacities such as acceptance, service, courage, joy, sound judgment, and careful thinking.

See Basics for general health.

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  • Know your toxin exposure history.  Most of us, by virtue of being alive today, have accumulated toxins in our tissues.  These act as disrupters of normal endocrine and immune function.  In this way, they contribute to the development of cancer.
  • Know your family history.  When there is a repeated occurrence of a certain disease or diseases, it may indicate an area of vulnerability.  When you know the family’s Achilles heel, if there is one, you can consider lifestyle and dietary changes. Your provider may want to do specific testing for genetic mutations important in health, eg MTHFR for handling folic acid and folates.  Lifestyle and diet influence the all-important epigenetics, the environment around the gene. See Matter and form.   A great deal of good may be accomplished to modify the expression of disease-causing genes.
  • Know your vitamin D blood level and aim for approximately 50ucg/ml 25 hydroxy vitamin D.
  • Consider preventive mistletoe (Uriel Pharmacy) injections under the guidance of an experienced practitioner if the family history contains many members with one cancer, more than one type of cancer, or if cancer occurs at an early age.
  • Research the blog at www.DonnieYance.com for valuable information on botanicals and health, including cancer prevention and treatment.
  • Be responsible for your own health and get examined once a year especially over age 50. Begin at a younger age if problems have started younger in your family.


  • rectal exam for men over 50; see Prostate health;
  • pelvic exam and Pap smear for women at intervals according to Paps results and numbers of sexual partners,
  • stool cards annually for everyone over 50 and colonoscopy at interval recommended by the gastroenterologist performing the procedure.
  • Mammograms are currently the gold standard for diagnosing breast cancer, but they are not perfect. A mammogram emits ionizing radiation as part of every test; the people most sensitive to damage from mammograms are the women who are BRCA1 or BRCA2 positive, and they should have instead ultrasound with elastography or MRI. The patient age and frequency of mammogram use is in debate in research circles. Since the age of highest incidence of breast cancer diagnosis is 50 yr old, right around menopause, it makes sense to at least do one or more mammograms in this period of highest risk. Breast exam by oneself or practitioner is also useful.
  • Thermograms identify hot spots, a metabolic reflection of cancer concern, but are not a gold standard in identifying cancer itself.  See Breast diseases.



  • The cervical cancer vaccine (HPV) is not worth the risk in areas where Pap smears are readily available, and significant serious side effects have been recorded.
  • Yearly or frequent vaccination is not helpful in cancer prevention, including for the flu, pneumonia, and shingles. The current environment of casual vaccination (you can get the flu shot in the grocery store) belies the fact that a vaccination is a medical event.  It should be done in the context of your entire health history, and should be recorded in your medical record, and side effects should be noted.  Use vaccines with awareness, and with preparation.  See Immunizations.


Cancer prevention diet could be summarized as follows:   use a wide variety of biodynamic or organic and non-GMO foods prepared digestibly and eaten in sync with the body’s rhythm of digestion.

  • Breakfast like a king / queen, Lunch like a prince / princess, Supper like a pauper.  See Breakfast.
  • Eat 5-9 servings per day of fruits and vegetables to have sufficient antioxidants. Eat the rainbow, so you have a variety of nutrients from foods of different colors.
  • Use fermented foods daily to support the good bacteria, namely miso, tamari, tempeh (all soy should be purchased “organic non-gmo” because over 90% of all soy is now genetically modified), sauerkraut and kimchee, and raw milk kefir (goat or cow).  See GMOs.
  • Salmon and sardines are high in omega 3 essential fatty acids which everyone can utilize. Walnuts, flax seeds, blueberries are high in the plant source omega 3 essential fatty acids, which some people can utilize.
  • Organic eggs and grass fed free range meat and poultry.
  • Raw dairy or no dairy, please, (to avoid the indigestible damage to delicate milk proteins caused by pasteurizing and homogenizing).  See Raw milk.
  • Have sweets at the end of the meal; avoid refined sugar and flour, and large amounts of liquid sweets like juices.
  • Separate liquids from meals for optimal digestion to avoid diluting the digestive enzymes.

Excellent products are available to protect a person with known risk, for example True Botanica’s Breast Protect Plus for adults two capsules daily orally, and a wide range of Natura Health Products.   See Mistletoe.

ASK YOUR DOCTOR:  Work with your practitioner to define your risks, the screening tests you need, the diet changes that will be helpful, and whether mistletoe or any supplements can be of value.

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Human intelligence and the best intentions do not guarantee prevention of any illness, including cancer.  The individual life path of each person is unique and so are the difficulties that occur, that make character growth possible.  Illness in human experience raises big questions often only addressed by exploring the spiritual dimensions of reality.

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The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors, Bauman, Edward, and Waldman, Helayne, New Harbinger Publications, 2012.

Natura Health Products www.naturahealthproducts.com +1 888 628 8720 (in USA) +1 541 488 0210 (outside USA)

True Botanica www.truebotanica.com +1 800 315 TRUE (8783) (in USA)  +1 262 912 0970 (outside USA)

Uriel Pharmacy www.urielpharmacy.com +1 866 642 2858 (in USA)  +1 262 642 2858 (outside USA)

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