Cancer, Mental Illnesses and Treatments

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“In our society, no group is immune from these deadly phenomena. From preteens to the elderly, from low income earners to high income earners, from blue collar workers to white collar workers, we are all susceptible.”

The health industry has always stated that the quality of food eaten affects human health, although the medical community has done the opposite. I recall speaking with an oncologist pointing out that sugar feeds the disease process, especially cancer. His answer made me question his basic understanding of human health when he said, “it does not matter what you eat, and you can eat all the sugar you want, for it’s your pancreas’ purpose to regulate sugar levels.” I asked “what happens when the pancreas stops working and causes diabetes”, he said “then you need to take insulin and monitor your diet.” Here, understanding the prevention as the base element for healthy living clearly disappeared.    

The systems are broken, we are on a spiral decline as diseases will skyrocket in the next 10 years—it’s inevitable on the trajectory we are taking. Despite all the money being spent on mental illness and cancer, they are still growing. Both young mental illness and the rise of childhood cancer that has risen by 25% in the last 40 years are interrelated to airborne pollution, heavy metal toxicity, pesticides, herbicides and diet and even connected to the treatments.[1] This process is referred to the bioaccumulation of toxins which influences the gut microbiota, and affects the various organs and glands.

The cellular breakdown in developing cancer takes many years, a compromised immunity does not happen over night; exceptions being high radiation or other direct toxic exposure. Treatment must be approached to the causal focus; cancer should not be treated reversely, healthy cell structures must be maintained from further deterioration and infection with all treatments.

All healing begins in the mind; drugs have replaced common sense and personal responsibility. Take a pill let someone else become your health care guardian, Does this sound like an advice?

 

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Mental Health in Adulthood

Can lead exposure in childhood influence personality and mental health later in life? Though smaller studies have definitely linked childhood lead exposure and an increased risk of schizophrenia and antisocial behaviors, more studies were needed to gain a more thorough understanding. The latest study[2] taking more than 30 years showed that childhood blood lead levels (BLL) was significantly associated with higher general psychopathology, and internalizing and thought disorder symptoms in adulthood. It has been also associated with lower conscientiousness and agreeableness and higher neuroticism in adulthood. Associations between childhood BLL and adult personality and psychopathology remained significant even after adjusting for sex, maternal IQ, socioeconomic status, and family history of mental illness.[3]

These findings are important because lead exposure is a worldwide phenomenon and requires a much bigger awareness. Only in US 4 million households with children are affected.

 

The Case of the Properly Prescribed Medication

When mental health issues affect 20% of the population, it becomes a very serious problem. Nothing is stopping the progression, as the drugs that cause the mental illness keep flooding the market, while additional drugs are prescribed for treating the depression caused by the initial drug.

It’s like the infinite loop: the medically induced addiction causes the victim to feel stigmatized and looked upon negatively. Because they feel embarrassed, they seek counseling from a psychiatrist who knows that the drugs are the reasons for the depression. To help the patient cope, he prescribes additional medication. It is a long way from where the responsibility starts to where it ends, and those who are responsible, should be held accountable. So who would you fault for the following? “I go through periods of depression. There are times when I can’t even get out of bed to face the day.” or “I was so stressed that I would cry and cry and cry before I got to the office. I would have to sit in my car for 15 minutes before I got the courage to walk to the elevator.” Certainly fault can’t be applied to the patient who came for help, can it? Then why is it?

In our society, no group is immune from these deadly phenomena. From preteens to the elderly, from low income earners to high income earners, from blue collar workers to white collar workers, we are all susceptible. The underlying issue still remains; the people are not happy and are looking at external means in order to compensate for something missing deep within.

Lives today are out of line and need order; realignment is needed through proper nutrition, natural medicine, and a caring hand with lots of love, and without judgment. The cure can’t be prescribed or found on the street, it runs so much deeper than that.

 

References and Further Readings:

  • Aaron Reuben, MEM; Jonathan D. Schaefer, MA; Terrie E. Moffitt, PhD et al. 2019. Association of Childhood Lead Exposure With Adult Personality Traits and Lifelong Mental Health.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2720691

  • Feyza Sancar, PhD. 2019. Childhood Lead Exposure May Affect Personality, Mental Health in Adulthood.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2729713?guestAccessKey=e2812f56-1fbe-46dd-9183-0bf8e5f49a67&utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jama&utm_content=olf&utm_term=032719

  • Nils Opel, MD, Ronny Redlich, PhD, Katharina Dohm, PhD et al. 2019. Mediation of the influence of childhood maltreatment on depression relapse by cortical structure: a 2-year longitudinal observational study.

https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30044-6

  • Sarah Knapton. 2017. Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/05/chemotherapy-may-spread-cancer-trigger-aggressive-tumours-warn/

  • Zachary J Ward, MPH, Jennifer M Yeh, PhD, Nickhill Bhakta, MD. 2019. Estimating the total incidence of global childhood cancer: a simulation-based analysis.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(18)30909-4/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email#.XKP7lXGpUEw.email

[1] A new study shows that “childhood maltreatment is a leading environmental risk factor for an unfavourable course of disease in major depressive disorder. Both maltreatment and major depressive disorder are associated with similar brain structural alterations suggesting that brain structural changes could mediate the adverse influence of maltreatment on clinical outcome in major depressive disorder.” Nils Opel, MD, Ronny Redlich, PhD, Katharina Dohm, PhD et al. 2019.

[2] Aaron Reuben, MEM; Jonathan D. Schaefer, MA; Terrie E. Moffitt, PhD et al. 2019.

[3] Feyza Sancar, PhD. 2019.

 

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