lung cancer

  1. Lung cancer is striking more nonsmokers. Here’s why

    How YOU could be at risk for lung cancer… even if you’ve NEVER smoked!

    Experts consider it one of the biggest puzzles in cancer today.

    As more people quit smoking, the number of lung cancer should go down.

    And they have...

    But not nearly as much as they expected – and the reason for it is as frightening as it is mysterious.

    You see, more people who’ve NEVER SMOKED are now getting the disease!

    Now, the latest research nails down what could be one key reason for the sudden surge in lung cancer among never-smokers.

    And it’s something you can ARM YOURSELF against, so you’ll never face the devastating news that you have this deadly disease.

    The mysterious rise of lung cancer

    People are smoking less, but lung cancer is still far and away the deadliest form of the disease.

    Lung cancer kills more than 140,000 Americans every year – more than cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, rectum, stomach and skin COMBINED.

    And nearly 1 in 4 of these lung cancer patients have NEVER smoked!

    There are a few reasons for it, including toxins in food and even a growing number of drugs with cancer as a known risk (even some blood pressure meds, yikes). Radon gas and pollution also play a role.

    But the new study finds another reason: It could be triggered by a breakdown in your immune system!

    See, as your immune system loses steam, inflammation levels rise. Cancer cells in the lung especially can feed off that inflammation.

    It creates the perfect condition for a tumor to grow and thrive in.

    The mainstream, of course, is stunned.

    Not me!

    I’ve been saying this for decades now.

    Anyone who knows me… anyone who’s come to my clinic here in the beautiful Berkshires… and spoken with me about cancer risk knows that my long-time cancer-beating protocol is built around shoring up the immune system:

    • If you’re at risk for cancer, this will BLOCK
    • And if you have the disease, this same immune-boosting approach can help you to FIGHT IT OFF.

    If you’re concerned about your own risk for ANY form of cancer, I’d suggest starting off with a funny-sounding supplement called Turkey Tail.

    No part of the turkey is used in it; it’s actually a medicinal mushroom that can power up the immune system to slow the growth of tumors and fight off cancer.

    I recommend a form from a company called Fungi Perfecti, especially this time of year as the immune boost you’ll get from Turkey Tail can also protect against cold and flu. (For the record, I have no financial ties with this company; I just think it has a fine product.)

    And if you’re at especially high risk of cancer, talk to a doctor about low-dose naltrexone (LDN).

    This therapy helps the immune system when you’re fighting cancer… but there’s evidence that at very low doses it can also stimulate the immune system to arm it against the disease so that it never forms (among many, many other amazing benefits).

    Most mainstream docs don’t know much about LDN, so speak to a physician experienced in integrative or functional medicine.

  2. Lung cancer risk slashed naturally

    Stop old bad habits from coming back to haunt you

    TV legend Larry King revealed last week that he's been fighting lung cancer.

    The 83-year-old said it was caught early and removed via surgery... and he was back at work just one week later.

    He's Larry King, so he'll probably live forever.

    The rest of us aren't so lucky -- and what happened to him could be a HUGE warning sign for YOU.

    Like many older folks, King was once a smoker. Like most folks who've smartened up, he also quit long ago.

    He hasn't had a puff in more than 30 years. Yet all these decades later, his old bad habit came back to haunt him. If his doctor hadn't caught it early at a routine physical, it might've even killed him.

    If you once had a smoking habit, you could be at risk yourself right now. Even if you've never had one, you could still face that risk: Many older people lived in a time when secondhand smoke was everywhere.

    We lived with smokers... worked in smoke-filled offices... and even dined in restaurants where you could barely see the other side of the room due to all the smoke.

    If you're over a certain age, you probably have some degree of secondhand smoke exposure.

    I'm not here to make you panic, and I certainly don't want to scare you into getting an unnecessary chest X-ray.

    But I do want to help make sure you live even longer than Larry King -- and one way to do that is to recognize your risks.

    Then, take action to snuff them out.

    If you used to smoke, lived with a smoker, or spent a lot of time in a smoke-filled room -- even if it was decades ago -- there's one simple step you can take today to cut whatever remaining risk you might have.

    All you have to do is take a B complex.

    A 2010 study found that a blend of B6 and the amino acid methionine can cut the risk of lung cancer in half in people who have smoked.

    B6 is easy enough to find, but don't get it by itself. Look for it as part of a B complex with B12 and folate. Those three B vitamins pull inflammation-causing homocysteine out of the blood and convert it into the methionine you need to cut your disease risk.

    Along with preventing cancer, all three nutrients can also help protect your brain from dementia and may even cut your risk of serious heart problems at the same time.

    Be sure to use a quality blend from a maker you trust, and speak to your doctor about your specific needs.

  3. Lung cancer risk cut with carotenoids

    Slash your risk of the deadliest cancer We all do what we can to keep healthy now. But let's face it: That wasn't always the case. Most of us have had bad habits at some point or another. And while we all know smoking is bad today, millions of Americans are living with the long-term consequences of a tobacco habit...
  4. Lung cancer linked to sleep apnea

    Lung cancer can grow faster and become more likely to spread if you have sleep apnea.
  5. Lung cancer linked to sugar and other carbs

    Lung cancer is on the rise in nonsmokers, and the latest research shows one reason why: Sugar and other carbs can increase the risk of tumors.
  6. Getting fit slashes risk of cancer and heart disease

    A new study finds that keeping fit can dramatically slash your risk for lung and colon cancer as well as heart disease.
  7. How to choose the right sunscreen

    Many sunscreens are loaded with dangerous chemicals -- including some of the most common brands. Find out how to choose natural safe sunscreens.
  8. How to turn a harmless tumor into a deadly cancer

    Most prostate cancers don't need to be treated because the disease won't kill or even hurt most of the men who get it. But there's one group of men who have more to worry about than the rest of us -- because for them, prostate cancer really can carry deadly risk.

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