Even with decades of medical experience and research under my belt, I still found it daunting to sift through all the various products and protocols when I first discovered I had breast cancer. There are countless natural, herbal, and homeopathic breast cancer products with great marketing slogans and packaging.
Are they really worth your money? How should I take this supplement? Should I take a combination of remedies for my specific health challenges? Does this product actually work, and what are the side effects? You aren’t alone in these questions.
I only share with your products and protocols that I have used personally and/or professionally with thousands of women in 59 countries that I have supported. In short, I talk about what works and is backed by numerous evidence-based research.
The Big Picture Is Essential
Keep in mind that you must follow ALL 7 Essentials with the same amount of zeal. For example, if you aren’t sleeping properly or consistently living in a state of fight or flight, your body can not truly heal. The support (herbal supplements, homeopathic remedies, foods to eat, etc.), will not be as effective, no matter how high quality they are, if you do not address core issues that are at the root of your dis-ease.
It would be impossible to list all combinations of nutrients, supplements, remedies, and herbs that have proven successful in healing of the body. However, it is possible to create a unique combination for your specific health challenges. However, working with a private 7 Essentials System® coach or a licensed practitioner who has experience in successfully using evidence-based natural medicines, will make your journey much easier.
“Herbal chemotherapy” is a term I have coined that outlines specific plants and remedies that are scientifically proven to target and kill cancer cells, whether in vivo or in vitro. In vivo means that the substances have been studied on humans in studies, while in vitro means the action of the substances has been studied on breast cancer cell lines in petri dishes.
Evidence-based natural medicines are powerful, efficient and non-toxic. Most noticeably, they don’t leave you with the rough side effects of standard chemo, such as exhaustion, harming healthy cells, nausea, etc.
If you go to scholar.google.com and search “natural remedies breast cancer” you will see over 110,000 published studies about natural medicines that kill breast cancer cells! ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed or my blog are other great ways to review trustworthy published studies.
This blog will give you a brief insight into the world of homeopathy. However, please read and re-read the Essential #6 Repair With Therapeutic Plants chapter of my book, Heal Breast Cancer Naturally, to get the insights needed to heal your body.
Here are a few supplements and remedies that I have used personally and have recommended professionally. However, always consult your doctor if you add any supplements to your protocol.
Healing With Herbs
Herbs are extremely powerful tools to have in your healthy breast toolbox. Herbs are non-toxic, do not give you terrible side-effects, and can affect the cancer cells—not the healthy ones. Below are some of the herbs that I have found to be extremely beneficial for healthy breast healing journeys.
Wormwood is another name for artemisia. It has been used for at least 2,000 years in China and is part of many salad recipes across Asia. This powerful herbal supplement has been shown to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and has promising anti-cancer properties. Recently researchers at the University of Washington have updated Artemisia annua L to create a compound that is more than 1,200 times more specific in killing cancer cells than currently available drugs.
“The compound is like a special agent planting a bomb inside the cell,” said Tomikazu Sasaki, a chemistry professor at UW and senior author of the study.
You can learn more about their work here.
Artemisia is available for purchase at the Breast Cancer Conqueror Store.
You may also know this tincture as taheebo. It’s created from the inner bark of Tabebuia trees that grow in the Amazon and other rainforests in Central and South America. Pau d’aro has anti-proliferative effects on breast cancer cells, promotes apoptosis, and fights inflammation. The extract also contains a potent antioxidant called quercetin. Learn more about quercetin and how it suppresses the growth of breast cancer cells here. A clean quality tincture of Pau d’arco can be found here.
Una de gato
These extracts are often known as cat’s claws since the vines and thorns resemble a claw. They have a direct anti-proliferative effect on breast cancer cells and possess anti-inflammatory properties. Many researchers also believe it is a promising agent in treating breast and sarcoma cancers.
In Japan and parts of Europe, Burdock is cultivated as a vegetable and can grow as high as 4 feet. It has a concentration of lignans that suppresses the growth of various cancers, including breast cancer. Burdock also provides anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial benefits.
Healing with Homeopathy
Below are a few homeopathic remedies that I have found to be very helpful on a cancer healing journey. You can order these homeopathics by contacting Jennifer at Store@breastcancerconqueror.com.
Before I go into which homeopathic remedies to use, below are a few helpful tips:
- No caffeine within 2 hours of the remedy
- No strong oils such as peppermint and menthol
- Hold drops under tongue for 1 minute then swallow
- Wait 15 minutes before eating or drinking
- Keep away from EMFs – for example, do not store near a fridge or stove
- Keep away from direct sunlight and heat
Arnica: Boiron homeopathic medicines are found in most health food stores and even big chains like Sprouts. Arnica can also be bought here and is helpful for reducing inflammation, swelling, and decreasing pain. If you are contemplating surgery, this is an excellent product to have on hand.
PRP53 Code Spray: Directions: 2 sprays sublingually 3 times per day. This helps with stimulating an underactive immune system or down-regulating an overactive immune system and lymph support.
Homeopathy Vs. Naturopathy
Just like it can be daunting to figure out which products to use, learning about all the subcategories of natural health can also be overwhelming. Therefore, I want to take a moment to point out the difference briefly. Even though they are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Both fall under the “holistic health” philosophy, which seeks to uncover illness’s root cause and support the body’s natural ability to heal.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that involves dosing with a highly diluted substance. The theory is based on the principle that “like cures like.” In other words, when a substance causes certain symptoms in large doses, it can relieve the same symptoms in extremely minute, diluted doses. Rather than change the body’s chemistry, homeopathy affects the body energetically. Everything is energy! In fact, according to a Nobel Prize Laureate, Carlo Rubbia, we are only 1 billionth physical matter…the rest is ALL energy.
Herbal tinctures are liquid concentrated forms of specific single or combined herbal blends. They are usually extracted with alcohol or can be extracted with apple cider vinegar and even vegetable glycerin. The tinctures are then dropped in water and swallowed.
Healing IS For You
One of my many affirmations that got me through both of my healing journeys is: “I am happy and vibrantly healthy and living my life with joy and ease!”
Please close your eyes and say it with me right now. Repeat it until you believe it and, most notably, are motivated to do the work to feel it.
Healing, joy, and ease are all within your reach! You have a supportive, dedicated, and informed community cheering and guiding you each step of the way. It’s time to flip the script and turn this stage of your life into a time of learning and changing habits. A happy and vibrantly healthy life awaits you!