Chemotherapy is one of the many ways to treat cancer. And, after a treatment, the patients should go through a complete detox of the body to minimize the negative effects.
What Is Chemo?
Chemotherapy consists of administering one or more drugs into the bloodstream, whose role is to kill cancer cells. It can be used alone, or in combination with other therapeutic means, such as surgery or radiotherapy. Unlike radiation (radiotherapy), which is concentrated on the sick parts of the body, the chemo passes through the body to destroy any malignant cells that have migrated. In either case, while these therapies destroy the malignant cells, they destroy the healthy ones too!
This type of therapy comes from the research on chemical weapons during the Second World War, and it appeared in the fifties of the past century.
This famous discovery arrived at a time when research was trampling in this area. The problem, of course, is that this product kills as many healthy cells as there are cancer cells and, in particular, it damages the fast-reproducing cells, that is, blood. This is how chemo is able to put in a deplorable state any person in full health.
Cure With Poison?
The use of deadly poisons in medicine is not new.
For example, throughout the nineteenth century, a mercury-based remedy called Calomel has been prescribed to treat yellow fever and malaria. However, a long-term use of this treatment was often fatal. Then, studies conducted in the eighties during the past century showed that 500 mg of this chemical compound could cause death. So, for nearly a century, doctors have been prescribing their patients a poisonous cure. Ironic, right?
Things have not changed much since then, chemotherapy and other approved drugs have just taken over. Namely, statistics show that 75 percent of doctors refuse chemotherapy for themselves, mainly because of its devastating effects on the entire human organism.
Detox After Chemotherapy
The intensity of side effects can vary greatly, and their nature depends on the type of chemotherapy received and the response of each individual to the treatment.
One thing to remember is that some side effects occur on the day of treatment, while others occur after a few days, weeks, or years. Because of this, chemo is often a dreaded stage of cancer treatment. To reduce the side effects, gentle alternative methods are an excellent accompaniment.
Detoxification, for example, can help you achieve the following effects:
- Reduce the adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
- Improve the effectiveness of the treatments.
- Help adapt the human body, to make the treatment as less toxic as possible.
- Slow down the multiplication of diseased cells.
- Limit the formation of metastases.
- Regulate hormone levels by restoring their natural degradation by the liver, in cases of hormone-dependent cancers (breast, prostate and endometrial cancer).
- Support the immune system.
- Support the body during a remission.
A number of detox recommendations may apply to all people, such as eat healthy, hydrate properly, drink green tea, consume omega-3 fatty acids, practice daily physical activity, etc. Also, there’s the choice if different supplements, including antioxidants.
Here are a few steps that will help your detox process after chemotherapy.
- Don’t eat junk food. Instead, go for all-organic diets
- Hydrate properly
- Juice for health
- Include fiber in your meals
- Exercise regularly
- Enjoy a detox bath every once and a while
- Get good quality sleep
- Replace your skin care products with natural products
- Detoxify your household