Many women today seem to feel that breast cancer may just be the fate of many. The medical-industrial-government complex offers no real advice for preventing this brutal disease. Instead, it pushes its agenda to get useless screenings and avoid fat, alcohol and tobacco. And it pushes the real science right off the table.
But two, new breakthrough studies by researchers from Rutgers University provide important insights into how breast cancer develops…and how to prevent it.
In the first study, researchers observed that a small number of cancer stem cells — or “mother” cells — can indefinitely produce “daughter” cells, allowing the cancer to continue until it kills the host. Researchers also blame these cells for metastases and recurrences of cancer because they’re resistant to traditional therapies.
So — individual cancer cells aren’t “immortal,” as typically thought. Rather, the tumor (a population of cancer cells) develops because the “mother” cells continue to produce new “daughter” cancer cells.
This finding makes sense because typical cancer cells undergo dramatic genetic changes. In fact, these “anaplastic” and dysfunctional cells could never continue to live long individually.
It also explains why cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation — which focus on killing the daughter cancer cells — are so damaging and ineffective. They kill cancer cells that are destined to die anyway. They also kill lots of your normal, healthy cells.
This distinction becomes important when considering the next study…
Vitamin D wipes out “mother” breast cancer cells
The second study looked at the effect vitamin D (and its analogue called BXLO124) had on breast cancer cells. For their research, the Rutgers researchers simply administered a vitamin D compound to mother breast cancer cells. As a result, the population of mother cells reduced.
Plus, the daughter cancer cells became more organized and symmetrical, similar to normal, non-malignant, mammary cells.
This study should have huge ramifications for breast cancer prevention…if only someone would pay attention to them.
Experts have you avoid the very thing you need to prevent breast cancer
Ironic, isn’t it?
Your body naturally produces vitamin D upon exposure to sunlight. But for the past generation, the so-called experts told us to avoid sun exposure. And women have been more likely to follow that bad advice.
Furthermore, in the U.S., women rarely expose their breasts to sunlight as they do in other parts of the world. Plus, U.S. women block vitamin D activation by dutifully using carcinogenic, petroleum-based sunscreens on their skin.
Of course, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force doesn’t think there’s enough evidence to support the benefit of routine vitamin D measurement. I thoroughly discounted this bad advice a couple of years ago in the November 2014 issue of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter. (If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you can look up this archived issue on my website, www.drmicozzi.com, with your username and password. If you’re not yet a subscriber, now is the perfect time to become one.)
Ask your doctor to get a routine blood measurement of your vitamin D level. More and more doctors are willing to do so. I also recommend you take 10,000 IU of vitamin D daily, as well as get some healthy outdoor sun exposure every day.
But remember — between October and April, in parts of the country north of Atlanta in the east and LA in the west, the sun doesn’t get high enough in the sky for the UVB rays to penetrate and activate vitamin D production in the skin.
Also, keep in mind that for most people lifelong sun avoidance does not prevent melanoma skin cancer. In fact, those with higher vitamin D levels seems to develop less aggressive cancers if they do get melanoma. You can learn all the details in the May 2017 issue of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter.
Last, only a “perfect storm” of problems causes someone to develop breast cancer. Some of the other factors, in addition to low vitamin D, are poor diet and poor nutrition. Reproductive factors also play a part, such as earlier menarche, later menopause, having fewer children, having children later, and not breastfeeding.
You can learn all about the natural steps you can take to avoid cancer in my new online Authentic Anti-Cancer Protocol. Find out more about it or enroll today by clicking here.
“UCLA bioengineers discover single cancer cell can produce up to five daughter cells,” UCLA Newsroom (www.newsroom.ucla.edu) 7/5/2012
“Vitamin D compounds reduce mammosphere formation and decrease expression of putative stem cell markers in breast cancer,” www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed