Strategies for Preventing and Healing Brain Tumor
Strategy #1 – Sleep
Receiving adequate amounts of shut eye daily is critical to the survival and the health of your brain. A detoxification pathway known as the glymphatic system removes toxic waste that naturally accumulates during the day. This system is particularly active at night and provides the mitochondria in the brain the chance to flush toxins using cerebrospinal fluid.Sleep deprivation hinders the natural processes of the glymphatic system affecting cognitive function. Especially critical to patients who have undergone chemotherapy, sleep allows cells to repair damage and restore tissue.
Strategy #2 – Breathe in Frankincense Essential Oil
Practicing stress reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises can reduce stress. While practicing these techniques, inhalingfrankincense oil can help alleviate inflammation in the brain.One of the major causes of death related to brain tumors is inflammation from swelling in the brain. When frankincense extract was administered to patients before surgery they experienced reduced swelling and fluid accumulation during and after treatment.
Strategy #3 – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment beginning at a young age can reduce your risk for brain tumor. HBOT can also improve cognitive function in survivors of brain tumors. Studies examining the effects of HBOT find that improved oxygen circulation stimulates the ability for healing neural tissue.Success with HBOT is directly related to the age of the brain. HBOT can cause progenitor cells to differentiate into new cells. Progenitor cells are similar to stem cells and can result in improving a patient’s cognitive and motor skills. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers may help reverse the damage done by the treatment of cancer drugs by forming new blood vessels, reconstructing nerve damage, and stabilizing blood glucose.
Strategy #4 – Consume Cancer Fighting Phytonutrients
Consuming a diet rich in cancer fighting nutrients is essential to preventing and treating brain tumors. As approved cancer treatments remain controversial due to their devastating and toxic effects on the healthy cells in the body, seeking natural remedies to combat cancer is becoming increasingly popularHerbs and vegetables equip the brain with antioxidants to limit cellular damage by scavenging free radicals, reducing brain inflammation, and shutting down brain tumor communication signals.
Strategy #5 – Ketogenic Diet
Dr. Otto Warburg first theorized in the early 20th century that cancer cells thrive off the energy from altered states of respiration. Glucose is a source of energy for healthy brain cells but cancer cells rely solely on glucose metabolism to survive (glycolysis). Brain tumors, however, cannot metabolize ketones produced by the body during the metabolic state of ketosis like healthy cells can.Ketones are therefore an excellent energy source for neurons and are produced in the body during conditions of low glucose.