Today, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are the top first priorities when it comes to cancer treatment. Despite serious and reliable published research about alternative and complementary treatments to help fight cancers and its deadly harms, few people know about it. Conventional medicine does not educate people about alternative solutions; either because practitioners are ignorant about other ways or just against it. Financial gains may be stronger than cure for some strictly medical pharmaceutical oriented establishments. Most patients receive few or no guidelines concerning other necessary measures they can take to increase the chance of survival or definitive cure against various forms of cancers. Only self-educated and determined people find their way to research papers or caring educators. Obviously, better public information and collaboration from all medical sides are needed to help patients.
‘The junk food phenomenon’: growth hormones in meat, chicken and dairy products, highly sprayed deadly pesticides, overuse of other toxic chemicals and atmospheric pollution have changed the size and height of kids. ‘Tall and big’ are now the norm. A new generation of young people may be at higher risk of cancers. Despite warning against processed meals and fast food in general, advertising and living environment win over even some of the most devoted parents. However, food is the primary defense against cancers.
Effective chemoprevention and chemotherapy of human malignancies.
Short list of components that can be found in fresh food for the prevention and therapy of cancers. Dietary monoterpenes: monoterpenes are effective, nontoxic dietary anti-tumor agents.
- D-limonene and its derived metabolites.
They are the most common terpenes known as lipophilic monoterpene found in nature. It is found in several plants as essential oils, including orange, lemon, mandarin, lime and grapefruit. They have well-established chemo preventive activity against many types of cancers. D-limonene demonstrates anticancer properties in preclinical models with effects on multiple cellular targets at varying potency. Skin, liver, lungs and stomach cancers may benefit from it.
Cymbopogon citratus is known as Lemon grass.
The positive antiproliferative and antioxidant potential of the extracts of lemon grass on five different cancer cells such as human colon carcinoma, breast carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, pancreatic, and prostatic tumors have been studied.
- Perillyl alcohol
It is a naturally monoterpene occurring compound derived from citrus fruits, cherries, mint, and other edible plants. Perillyl alcohol exhibited chemotherapeutic potential against various malignant tumors. Perillyl alcohol has promotion phase chemo preventive activity against rat liver cancer, pancreatic tumors and breast cancers.
It is a natural component derived from herb or fruit oils with a flowery, rose like odor. Geraniol can be found in the plant essential oil of Cymbopogon martinii known as palmrosa, geranium and rose oils. It is also, the main precursor of terpenols produced by grape. The acyclic monoterpene play a key role in the floral aroma of white wines. It is useful and used as a fragrance and flavor in food industry to preserve the food and treat infectious diseases. It has in vivo antitumor activity against murine leukemia cells, prostate cancer growths.
Decreasing fatigue, vomiting, stress in cancer’s patients.
Certain methods of complementary medicine may help patient fight side effects during and following cancer conventional treatments. Fatigue is experienced by patients and is a prevalent and distressing symptom. Pharmacological interventions confer limited benefit for patients. Complementary alternative methods may help cancer patients reduce certain symptoms like fatigue, vomiting and more.
- Aromatherapy, acupuncture, adenosine triphosphate infusions, energy conservation and activity management, healing touch, hypnosis, lectin standardized mistletoe extract, levocarnitine, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction, polarity therapy, relaxation, sleep promotion, support group, and Tibetan yoga should be proposed to all cancer patients.
Life should be enjoyed at the fullest. Cancer patients can increase and heal by applying the cumulative and alternative of today’s medical knowledge. Every patient should have the chance to prevent, improve and cure their illnesses despite weakened genetics and environmental problems.