|Can chemotherapy be done along with Protocel?
Can chemotherapy be done along with Protocel?
Doing chemo at the same time as Protocel is NOT recommended unless absolutely necessary for a short duration in the beginning to give the patient time for the Protocel to work. Otherwise, chemo should be avoided because most chemo drugs run the risk of interfering with Protocel’s effectiveness on the cellular level. In one of Jim Sheridan’s articles, he wrote, “Chemotherapy can bring the percentage of success down, because chemotherapy changes the level on the oxidation-reduction ladder where Entelev/Cancell works.”
Over the years since Sheridan passed, however, it has been observed that there are two anti-metabolite chemo drugs, that actually are compatible with Protocel, and you can read about these in Chapter 12 of Outsmart Your Cancer. However, they are still toxic drugs and one has to weigh the pros and cons of taking a drug that may seriously harm one’s body.
Some people have heard that it is okay to take Protocel along with chemotherapy and that the Protocel might reduce the side effects of the chemo. It is true that Protocel often does reduce the negative side effects of chemotherapy, even to the point where people may not lose their hair due to the chemo. This may be because it is such a powerful antioxidant. However, it is not usually worth doing the two together unless absolutely necessary because of the risk that the chemo might reduce Protocel’s effectiveness. For those cases that are so critical and have so little time that the person needs to use short-term chemo in the beginning to reduce their cancer and give the Protocel time to work, then the chemo should be stopped as soon as possible afterwards and Paw Paw should be taken along with the Protocel to avoid the problems of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) cancer cells that may have been selected out and promoted by the chemo.
What is Paw Paw?
Paw Paw is an herbal treatment related to Graviola. Both Paw Paw and Graviola are known to be compatible with Protocel and are also known to have cancer-fighting properties. Not everyone who uses Protocel also takes Paw Paw or Graviola, and it is not considered something everyone needs to take. However, the standardized Nature’s Sunshine version of Paw Paw in capsule form is often recommended to anyone who has done chemotherapy before. This is because chemo drugs can select out for multi-drug-resistant (MDR) cancer cells. Paw Paw has the unique ability to disable the resistance of MDR cells and may make it easier for the Protocel to work in those cases. Paw Paw’s action on the cellular level works synergistically with how Protocel works, so the two can be used together even if the cancer patient never did any chemo as well. There are some contraindications to using Paw Paw for select cases, though. For anyone who has a situation where they must be very careful not to allow their cancer to lyse too fast (such as with cancer in the brain), it is recommended that those people just start on Protocel alone first and don’t add the Paw Paw until maybe a few months have gone by. Once the person is sure they can handle and process out the amount of lysed material that Protocel alone is causing, then they can try adding Paw Paw sometime after that. Other than brain cancer cases, a person usually does not have to worry about too much lysing happening too fast, so they can start on Protocel and Paw Paw together right away if they want to. The recommended dosing for Nature’s Sunshine Paw Paw is two capsules three times a day, taken at the same time as the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th doses of Protocel each day. If stomach ache or other type of gastro-intestinal distress occurs after starting Paw Paw, then switch to taking the Paw Paw with food a half hour after the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th doses of Protocel each day.
Can radiation treatments be done along with Protocel?
Yes. Radiation is known to be compatible with Protocel, and in fact the two together work somewhat synergistically and can speed up the process of cancer die-off. However, radiation has its dangers and, like chemo, should only be used if absolutely necessary in critical cases where there is not much time. Radiation causes cell death even to normal cells and this cell death is referred to as “tissue necrosis.” Because of radiation’s lasting effects, necrosis of healthy tissues may continue for up to 18 months after treatment. This means that if you have brain cancer and radiation treatments are directed at the tumor or tumors in your brain, that radiation can cause continuous tissue death of normal healthy cells for up to a year and a half afterward in the area of your brain that was radiated. (Your oncologist will usually not tell you this.) Radiation to the brain may also in some cases cause extra brain swelling which may complicate one’s recovery. When it comes to radiation treatments to the chest area for either lung cancer or breast cancer, there is also the danger that radiation can seriously damage a person’s heart. So, for cases such as lung or breast cancer, the radiation treatments may help to reduce the cancer quickly but cause the patient to die sooner than they normally would have due to a fatal heart attack. Be smart and only use radiation along with Protocel if it is absolutely necessary in the beginning to give Protocel time to work, and then keep it to a minimum or short term course of treatment if possible.
Can I take a hormone-blocking drug while using Protocel for cancer?
There is no complete consensus of opinion on this, but I do not recommend it. After following many, many cases of people using Protocel for cancer, I have noticed that those women who take Tamoxifen for breast cancer and those men who take Lupron or Casodex for prostate cancer do not have as much success with Protocel as those who don’t take any hormone-blocking drugs at all. My own opinion is that Tamoxifen makes it harder for the Protocel to work because it changes the metabolism of the breast cancer cells, and Protocel targets the metabolism of cancer cells. For men, all testosterone-blocking drugs make them estrogen-dominant, and it is well known that estrogen dominance promotes cancer growth. (For more details about hormone-blocking drugs for women, see Chapter 19 of Outsmart Your Cancer, and for more details about hormone-blocking drugs for men with prostate cancer, see Chapter 20.)Is it okay for me to be on prescription drugs while I am taking Protocel?
Many cancer patients have done fine taking their blood pressure medication, insulin, pain medications, and most other common prescription drugs of those sorts. However, keep in mind that the compatibility of ALL prescription drugs is not known for sure. Please see Chapter 12 for more details.Can antacids be taken along with Protocel?
Do not put antacids into the stomach at the same time as Protocel. Many of Protocel’s ingredients are acids and these should not be artificially neutralized by an over the counter or prescription antacid drug. If necessary, take antacids in-between Protocel doses, spaced out as far apart as possible from your Protocel intake.