After recently seeing an advertisement for a new drug (Neulasta) that is used during chemotherapy to increase white blood cell production I had to write this post. White blood cells are the cells the body naturally produces to defend against foreign invaders. When you here the term “immune system” think “white blood cells.” Since the poisons used in chemotherapy severely damage the immune system, drug companies have thought it advantageous to develop a drug to cause white blood cell proliferation. Neulasta is one of the more recent drugs to hit the market with this intent. It is important to realize if this drug is needed, it means the patient has already experienced severe immune compromise as a result of the chemotherapy treatment. Why turn to Neulasta (another drug with dangerous side effects,) while in this weakened state when HEALTHY options are available? Neulasta lists the following side effects (this is only a partial list):
(1) Rupture of the spleen, (2) acute respiratory distress syndrome, (3) serious allergic reactions, and (4)“potential for tumor growth stimulatory effects on malignant cells.This means that this drug can increase the rate at which cancer can grow and potentially spread to other areas of the body. If any of these side effects are experienced, additional drugs are prescribed to help counter the effects of the original drug. When a patient has already undergone traditional cancer treatment, do they really need to suffer side effects from additional drugs?
There is another method to increase white blood cell production. A nutritional protocol has been developed resulting in the same beneficial outcome (increased white blood cell production) and can be found at the following link:
“Dr. Sandra Miller has focused her research for more than 30 years on the cells of the body’s immune system, especially natural killer (NK) cells instrumental in seeking out and destroying newly formed cancer cells. She formulated “the immunity cancer cure” — her cancer-fighting eating regimen, as an outgrowth of her studies on enhancement of the immune system in the presence of cancer by using substances derived from plants.” (This content comes directly from the link above.)
Dr. Miller’s approach helps strengthen the immune system WITHOUT causing ANY harm to the body. There are no side effects which means additional drugs to counter side effects are unnecessary.When the body is already weakened as a result of traditional cancer therapy, why use additional drugs that increase toxicity to the body with potential lethal side effects when specific foods can offer the same benefits (increased white blood cell production) while encouraging healthier outcomes and improving the quality of life?
This is just another example of choice for the cancer patient. I place these posts and links to show the information is well researched with legitimate clinical outcomes. Don’t believe that choices are not available. Why choose drug therapy and its potential for further damage during cancer treatments when healthy choices are available?
TV is obviously an effective tool spreading the drug industry’s messages and costs millions of dollars. I rely on the old fashion method. I share my research in a post and allow the readers to decide for themselves the validity of its content. Those intrigued and willing to do their own due diligence can spread the message (if they agree with its content.) This is how we can spread new truths so more people can have greater options in health care decisions. I hope you find this information valuable enough to share it as well. The pharmaceutical industry has a financial motive to convince the consumer; my motivation ends with caring about people.