Heavy Metal Suppression of the Immune System in Cancer
Heavy metal toxicity damages the body
Heavy metals in the human body are like enemy strongholds that suppress the immune system at a time when the full force and power of the immune system is necessary to seek out and destroy aberrant cells.
If you have cancer, you are now at war. The enemy takes no prisoners and neither should you. Hitting the enemy with everything you have in your arsenal to safely annihilate the enemy is job one. Removing heavy metals from the body is an integral part of a well executed cancer battle plan–but it is only a part.
Heavy metals that are immuno-suppressant and can actually cause cancer are: Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Aluminum, Arsenic and Uranium. These deadly and silent invaders cause suppression and/or deregulation of the immune system, leading to a ten-fold increase in cancer mortality. (Blumer, W. and Cranton, E.)
Heavy metals are also linked to increased free-radical activity and oxidation processes that promote cancer. Heavy metals weaken the tissues to contribute to premature aging and aging diseases and are also heavily suspected contributors to neuro-degenerative diseases and learning disorders. Heavy metals also increase risk of cardiomyopathy (Heart Disease). (Frustachi et. al.)
How our bodies get heavy metals
We accumulate these heavy metals from our toxic world. The developing fetus is subject to absorb about 70% of the mother’s heavy metals released into her blood to start off with, (Our Toxic World – A Wake Up Call, Doris J. Rapp, MD). Then we add to that toxic-metal laden vaccines, processed foods, toxic water, metal laced salves and ointments, and of course, dental amalgams and other medical implants.
How to get rid of heavy metals in the body
There are many chelating agents, both natural and man-made. Some of these agents simply dislodge the heavy metals from the body tissues and can cause injury to another tissue that the heavy metal contacts. Other agents bind directly to the metals rendering them inert and ready for removal by normal detox pathways in the body. Keep in mind that heavy metals invade our bodies from the outside -> inward. Depending on the urgency of time, it is usually best to start removing heavy metals in the same way they got in–from the outside -> inward.
In one controlled chelating experiment, during an 18-year follow up of 59 patients treated with calcium-EDTA, mortality from cancer was reduced 90%. In the untreated control group, 30 of 172 patients (17.6%) died from cancer died of cancer while in the treated group only one of the 59 patients (1.7%) died of cancer. These statistics relate only to long-term prevention of death from malignant disease, if chelation therapy is begun before clinical evidence of cancer occurs. Journal of Advancement in Medicine Volume 2, Numbers ½, Spring/Summer 1989 Walter Blumer, M.D. and Elmer Cranton, M.D.
Prior to any chelation treatment, all patients should be checked with a heavy metal urinary challenge test to find if there is any current exposure to heavy metals. This also helps to indicate total body burden as in comparison to the norms of the general population.
In treating heavy metal toxicity, it is necessary to avoid sudden releases of heavy metals as this may exacerbate the patient’s condition with serum tumor marker increases and viral loads increases. Removal of dental amalgams causes an immediate, drastic increase of mercury released into the body. It is always best to stabilize the patient first from the toxic metal burden and then work on removal of mercury laden dental amalgams or other man-made burdens.
During the initial 90 days of chelation it is prudent to avoid the consumption of cilantro as it will mobilize heavy metals and especially mercury which can potentially cause a severe exacerbation of the health challenges.
The best defense against cancer
In conclusion, medical science will never “cure” cancer. Cancer is only a symptom of something wrong in the body. Cancer is not a disease but is simply tissue rot. Find the causes and remove them and the body can cure cancer.
Ultimately, the best defense against cancer is, of course a pre-cancer battle plan which includes the removal of heavy metals long before cancer has its chance to find a tissue to successfully invade.
“The best time to seek your health is while you still have it!”
Authored by Cancer Nutritionist Craig Stellpflug NDC, CNC
Dayspring Cancer Clinic Scottsdale, AZ
Copyright 2012 Craig Stellpflug© Permission is hereby granted to copy and distribute this article but only in its entirety