Hydrogen peroxide is often used to whiten teeth, treat minor cuts and scrapes, or dye one’s hair. Some individuals claim that hydrogen peroxide can also help cure cancer, but what does the research say?
Claims that hydrogen peroxide can also help cure cancer stem from the fact that it is an oxidising liquid, which means it gives off oxygen. Low oxygen levels can cause cancer, and some people think that exposing cancer cells to high levels of oxygen will prevent them from growing and they will die.
This type of therapy is often known as oxy medicine, oxidology, or oxidative therapy.
No current research suggests hydrogen peroxide has any effect on cancer cells. There are, however, many warnings against using it internally.
The basic principles of a plant-based diet (PBD) are that it focuses on whole, minimally processed foods – whole grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts should make up the majority of what you eat – and limits animal products. A PBD also excludes refined foods, like added sugars, white flour, and processed oils.
A plant-based diet is rooted in food quality, promoting locally sourced, organic food whenever possible.
A healthy diet and lifestyle help in the fight against cancer — whether treating it or in reducing the risk of certain types of cancer.
Various studies on the mental health of people on a prolonged vegan or plant-based diet have found something fantastic – it really helps with anxiety, mood swings, and stress levels, all of which is really good news for someone fighting cancer.
A 2018 study published in American Family Physician noted, “Recommending an eating style can help patients make positive change. Dietary patterns that support health … have benefits that include prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and obesity.”
Conventional cancer treatments can be devastating to the human body, even more so to a small child’s body that is still growing.
While there are yet no other treatments to fight childhood cancer, especially to those in poorer countries, than the old ones such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, more and more individuals are also using complementary methods.
Not every conventional or complementary method will work for every individual, but it is surely up to us to try whichever method we can to fight this terrible disease – as long as it does no harm, it could do good.
Something that falls under the banner of complementary treatment is mushrooms – more specifically, Reishi mushrooms, aka Ling zhi, Lin zi, and Mushroom of Immortality – which various studies from around the globe have shown to be effective in fighting cancer.
Spending the day outside in nature is wonderful; tiring perhaps, but also deeply satisfying. Our relationship to nature is primal – we thrive on it!
Urbanisation is taking a toll on our brain function and mental health. City dwellers have a higher risk of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and schizophrenia compared to those who live in rural areas.
In order to counteract this, all you need do is spend some time in nature. This can include many different natural environments, such as city parks, farms, beaches, wilderness areas or even just in your home garden. The most important thing is to find somewhere with as many living things and as little evidence of human presence as possible.
Spending time in green spaces is absolutely crucial to human wellness, and modern doctors are finally starting to realise how powerful nature can be – especially when it comes to those with chronic health issues.
Back in the late 1980s, young Joel Alsup, a 7-year-old from Chattanooga, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which would result in the amputation of his right arm.
In 1991, 10-year-old Lindsey Wilkerson from Crane, Mo. was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the same hospital.
The two frightened children overcame childhood cancer to become friends, best friends, then husband and wife.
“Our families would actually sit in the waiting room and visit while she was in treatment and I was coming back for checkups,” Joel says.
“I don’t think they even knew each other’s names then. We had no idea where it would end,” said Lindsey’s mother.
Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have evidence that common genetic variations can help to identify paediatric cancer survivors who are at increased risk for developing breast cancer while relatively young. The findings were published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.
The research focused on the combined effect of 170 common genetic variations that individually confer a modest increased risk of breast cancer, and showed for the first time that, together, they can leave female paediatric cancer survivors at as much as double the increased risk of breast cancer compared to average survivors. The risk is greatest for survivors younger than 45.
“Female survivors of childhood cancer have among the highest rates of breast cancer of any group,” said lead author Zhaoming Wang, Ph.D., an associate member of the St. Jude Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control and the Department of Computational Biology. That risk has mainly been attributed to the late effects of pediatric cancer treatment, particularly chest irradiation, certain chemotherapy exposures, or the presence of rare mutations in breast cancer susceptibility genes.
A few weeks ago the Little Fighters Cancer Trust was contacted by Hettie Denysschen from Harcourts Winelands, who had found out about the work that we do with Children with Cancer and their Families via social media, and had selected LFCT as a beneficiary.
We spoke a few times over the following weeks and the more Hettie found out about us the more Harcourts was committed to helping, which we of course were very happy about as it has been a very long and hard year and we are always in need of funding so that we can better serve our beneficiaries.
This culminated in an invitation to attend the Harcourts/Optimum Charity Golf Day Dinner on Friday night at the beautiful Pearl Valley Golf Course… and of course Lizelma and I accepted with alacrity.
Over the course of young Dimas Lamp’s nine years of life, he’s gone through some pretty tough times.
Dimas was diagnosed with brain cancer on March 24th, 2017. Dimas had to undergo numerous MRIs, a spinal tap, x-rays, and two brain surgeries.
Dimas was not about to let brain cancer get the better of him though, and this past Saturday at the 10th annual Freedom’s Run, Dimas ran with a purpose: spreading awareness of childhood cancer. He finished with a time of 41 minutes, 54 seconds, proudly crossed the finish line after what he thought was a hard race, especially the hills.
While he didn’t train specifically for Freedom’s Run, Dimas, who is from Shepherdstown, used the local race as preparation for the Every Child 5K on Oct. 20 at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C.
Dimas is part of the Brain Tumor Trouncers team, and every dollar raised by his team will benefit the neuro-oncology discovery fund, helping brain tumour research at the Children’s National Hospital.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to extend a massive, heartfelt thanks to Alba Equestrian Centre for hosting the very first (to our knowledge) “Jump for Cancer” in South Africa (perhaps even the world) to raise Childhood Cancer Awareness as well as to raise much-needed funds for LFCT.
We were contacted via our Facebook Page on 2 August by a lady named Carla du Plessis, whom we assumed was the owner, regarding a “Jump for Cancer” show-jumping show that they wanted to hold on 23 September in aid of LFCT, and of course we jumped at the opportunity.
As the weeks went by, Carla regularly updated us as to all the wonderful people who were coming on board to partake as well as all the great sponsors and we got just as excited as she was at every new announcement…. it is always such a pleasure when a partner includes us in all the arrangements and shares all the exciting news with us because that we also get excited and can update all our supporters and potential donors/entrants with the latest news 😀
Every year LFCT, with the help of all our volunteer Christmas Elves, collects and distributes toys and good cheer to over 2 000 Children with Cancer in Paediatric Oncology Wards and Day Clinics across South Africa. For many of these children, it is the only Christmas present that they will receive.
Each of these Little Fighters will receive an age and gender-appropriate gift (total value around R150-R200) as well as a snack-pack, Santa hat and Christmas cracker.
Apart from delivering gifts to the Paediatric Oncology Wards & Day Clinics, LFCT also gifts each of our Families with presents for the Child with Cancer as well as all siblings under 18 and also sends the Family a Festive Season Care Package, which consists of basic groceries, cleaning materials and personal hygiene products as well as some treats so that they too can enjoy the Festive Season without worrying about where their next meal will come from.