I have many discussions with people about cancer. Either cancer patients who I am working with, or patients who have had prior cancers, or have a family member with cancer. I realized last week that I have these questions/discussions every single day. Last week the discussion came about lymphoma.
“What causes lymphoma?”
“I honestly don’t know. Most of what I have read is non-descript, with little consistency from study to study, very little commitment to cause in the world of oncology, and even so in the world of alternative views of lymphoma.”
“Are there known risk factors?”
“Well, yes there are, but without definitive reasons.”
Humira is just one drug that has been shown to increase risk of lymphoma among other things, based on this simple statement from their website:
You should discuss the potential benefits and risks of HUMIRA with your doctor. HUMIRA is a TNF blocker medicine that can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. You should not start taking HUMIRA if you have any kind of infection unless your doctor says it is okay.
This statement is the key. The big kahuna. Think about the application of this drug, used whenever somebody is suspected of having an “over-active” immune system. Auto-immune conditions that make sense to conventional thinking, that the best treatment is to stop the immune system.
Psoriasis, lupus, arthritis of other types, Chron’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis, celiac… all auto-immune conditions.
But consider what you know from our teachings. How is the immune system so dumb in these conditions? This is one of the smartest systems in God’s repertoire of creation. Yet we seemingly have stupid immune systems running all over the place. So stupid that instead of us trying to educate the immune system, we resort to trying to kill it.
- Cancer. For children and adults taking TNF blockers, including HUMIRA, the chance of getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase. There have been cases of unusual cancers in children, teenagers, and young adults using TNF blockers. Some people have developed a rare type of cancer called hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. This type of cancer often results in death. If using TNF blockers including HUMIRA, your chance of getting two types of skin cancer (basal cell and squamous cell) may increase. These types are generally not life-threatening if treated; tell your doctor if you have a bump or open sore that doesn’t heal.
If you are wondering what TNF is, it is part of the inflammatory process in the human body. The natural immune response. More specifically, it is Tumor Necrosis Factor.
Necrosis = Death. Thus, Tumor Death Factor. Sounds like something you might want to encourage to work better, not suppress… doesn’t it?
It hit me in the conversation, that many people take for granted the value of the symptom control when taking a medication, and thus take for granted the risk of further damage. Usually due to a lack of concern up front. Who is to blame for the person who does die from a side effect? Some studies have estimated side effect deaths to be at 600,000 people per year in America, including a large percentage of all heart disease and cancer deaths.
My reason for writing this is not to say that you never have a good enough “why” to take a drug like Humira. But you should surely consider the other options first that might decrease your need for this drug.
We have seen celiac patients completely healed, and back consuming small amounts of gluten without any side effects. Likewise, we have seen lupus reversed… or better yet. I have had patients with a diagnosis along the lines of lupus, or psoriatic arthritis who I have been able to find a different underlying disease. I have two cases where patients were taking immuno-suppressing drugs, without having clear auto-immune diagnoses. But rather suspected diagnoses. We ordered Lyme disease tests, and got strong positives for Lyme.
What does this mean? The treatment they were taking to suppress their immune systems were actually making the process worse, giving opportunity for Lyme disease to wreak more havoc. You want a strong immune system in those situations.
And to finally bring it full circle to the comment at the beginning about a dumb immune system. You see, the immune system is inherently smart. God made it that way. We have poisoned it with poor input, and faulty readings through our chemicals, and our vaccine adjuvants, and our assault on the human intestine. We have made it dumb because we have broken all the rules.
The answer to reducing these auto-immune conditions first lies within. Making our immune systems smart again. And avoiding all the unnecessary garbage, actually, I should call it necessary… necessary to avoid. That garbage, when removed, will give way for healing.
Come join our next workshop series if you missed this 60 Day Turnaround, and learn more than you thought possible. Health is a step away. Start with your nervous system, move to your diet, and clean up the rest.
Be well and Be blessed! - Dr. E