Are we getting more calls about cancer? Yes. Are we helping more patients with cancer? Yes. Are other practices like ours helping more patients? Yes. So what is going on? Are more people getting cancer beyond typical case growth?

That seems to be the case. Unfortunately, there aren’t any real national numbers (not projections) published since 2020. And those numbers (plus future ones) are put out by the government or other entities we don’t trust to have our best interests in mind in the first place. So… we’re left to make our own conclusions; of which we’ll share five of them below.

But before we share that, let’s present a few solutions to help prevent and/or identify cancer sooner.

The root cause of cancer increasing

Preventing and identifying cancer:

  • Start getting an annual RGCC Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) test. Same goes for if you’ve had cancer and been told it’s in remission.
  • Address low-lying chronic infections – e.g. EBV, Lyme/MSIDS, CIRS.
  • Identify and reduce your toxic exposures.
  • Ensure your drainage pathways are functioning properly and support your body’s detoxification processes.
  • Give yourself the proper immune support (hint: this isn’t through vax’s; more on this below).
  • Support mitochondrial function and health, this is KEY for optimal health.
  • Make sure your immune system is balanced and working properly – not over or under stimulated in certain areas for extended periods of time – Your immune system needs to be plastic and not rigid.

Why is there a perceived increase in cancer?

1. Vaccines cause immune dysfunction

The first line of defense in the immune system should be the innate immune system (which includes barrier systems). The adaptive immune system should come into play several days after innate immunity is working.

When someone gets a vaccine, the innate immune system and barrier systems are bypassed; triggering an adaptive response. Adaptive immunity includes B and T cells. What type of invader the body is fighting will determine what type of T cell is activated.

  • Th1 and Th2 cells are part of the adaptive immune system, or acquired immune system.
  • Th1 cells are involved in cell-mediated immunity and typically are involved in responses against living pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and intracellular parasites.
  • Th2 cells are typically involved in the humoral or antibody-mediated immune response and control immunity to extracellular parasites, toxins and all forms of non-living, allergic inflammatory responses.
  • Th17 cells are highly pro-inflammatory, and are most often associated with autoimmunity (i.e. autoimmune disease such as MS and lupus).

By bypassing the first line of defense, the innate immune response, the immune system is imbalanced, causing significant immune dysfunction. The immune system isn’t able to properly handle the day-to-day insults coming at it. This leads to the immune system over responding to the wrong entities. Which can then allow cancers to grab hold or a smoldering grouping of cells to explode, and quickly become more than the already compromised immune system is able to handle.

immune dysregulation

2. Mitochondria dysfunction

The Mitochondria are the energy plants for all cellular activity, when the mitochondria are stuck in cell danger response the energy production (ATP) is downregulated, mitochondria change shape, the cell membranes change shape and become hard, and this puts the body in a proinflammatory state.


3. More toxic exposure

The old mainstays and new experimental ones in our air, water, soil, food, drinks, and the products we use.

4. Chronic infections not being addressed

~123M Americans are between 25-54 y/o. ~60% of Americans suffer from at least one chronic illness. So many people in these age groups have had disease causing dysfunction in their bodies for a long time.


5. Parasites

Parasites are evolving and developing resistance. And these parasites end up in us from things like untreated water, in/on our food sources, and passed from one person to another during birth, sex, sharing drinks, food prep, etc.

This is a reason why we analyze so many lab tests.

It’s extremely critical we get an accurate assessment of everything that’s going on within our bodies, and then address any health issues, to prevent cancer from developing. We need to learn if the immune system is in balance and is functioning properly. Same with our mitochondria function. Are we dealing with toxic overload? Do we have a chronic infection that needs to be addressed? Do we have parasites? Do we have a genetic predisposition to cancer? On and on…

Learning the root cause of health issues a patient already knows they have, along with issues they may not know about, allows us and them to take the proper steps to address and prevent existing issues, and future ones, like cancer, from ever developing.

Eli Trave, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

About the author

Eli Priest is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), a Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner (MRWP), and one of Kansas City’s most passionate minds when it comes to the subject of how nutrition plays into an individual’s health and wellness.

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