Cancer: An Alternative Treatment Hypothesis
With High Levels of Vitamin K, High Bone Density and Hypercoagulation
of the Blood
food for thought
to get a big picture view of the factors that cause breast cancer,
it may be helpful to consider the conditions that occur in conjunction
with the disorder. Breast cancer frequently occurs along with the
Recent studies show that
many of the different foods that have been shown effective against
breast cancer also tend to be factors that prevent blood clots and
reduce bone mass. As such, it is logical to consider that since
the symptoms associated with breast cancer have some common factors
with these other conditions, they may also have some common underlying
causes. I believe there are some clues that high levels of vitamin
K may be a factor in the often concurrent conditions of breast cancer,
blood clots and high bone density.
education has neglected to perform a refined study of nutrition
in all of its aspects and has diverted attention away from
the most promising means of controlling cancer. That avenue
is the nutritional approach which must encompass the human
element of individual susceptibility.
Roger J. Williams, Nutrition Against Disease
A number of researchers
currently seem to think that blood clots are a symptom of breast
cancer, however I think this view is worth questioning. As the rest
of this paper will hypothesize, perhaps it is possible that the
conditions that cause blood clots and increased bone mineral density
also cause breast cancer, and that is why the three conditions frequently
appear together in the same person.
Just like when a person
gets the flu he can have symptoms such as achy joints, a runny nose
and a fever. The symptoms vary, but they have an underlying biochemical
root cause--a flu bug. If we think "outside the box" and
consider the possibility that breast cancer is a symptom of
a different underlying disorder, and that this same underlying disorder
has other symptoms such as high bone mineral density and blood clots,
then much of the recent research and the links between these three
conditions all falls into place. The studies fit together like pieces
of a puzzle.
The table below illustrates
the traditional view of breast cancer and the traditional view of
view of breast cancer and the traditional view of the flu
An "out of the box"
view of these same two disorders is illustrated below. Notice that
in the scenario below breast cancer has gone from being an underlying
cause to a symptom.
alternative view of breast cancer as a symptom of a more systemic
problem - out of balance vitamin K levels
It is well established
(blood that clots too readily) and cancer, especially breast
cancer, go hand in hand. Researchers often assume that breast
cancer causes the blood clots, but perhaps they are mistaking
association for cause and effect. There is much medical evidence
that a diet that promotes blood clots also promotes breast cancer
and that, conversely, a diet that thins the blood decreases one's
risk of breast cancer.
A 1998 paper found
that women with stage IV breast
cancer were in a hypercoagulable state. The hypercoaguability
persisted after chemotherapy but was reduced by very low dose
is a blood thinner that works by blocking vitamin K.
Elevated estrogen levels
are linked to both blood clots and breast cancer. Estrogen
pills raise older women's risk of blood clots.
Based on the evidence,
it may be logical for women with breast cancer, or those at high
risk for breast cancer, to be placed on a diet aimed at managing
vitamin K levels and proper blood coagulation. Whether a vitamin
K managed diet would prevent breast cancer remains to be proven.
However, since women with breast cancer are at higher than average
risk for blood clots, perhaps a diet geared toward monitoring
coagulation and preventing blood clots would be a logical step
for the medical community to consider in any event.
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