Can this drug-free routine help you shrink tumors?
I’ve treated countless patients with cancer over the years. And when they get that first, life-changing diagnosis, they all ask the same question.
How bad is it?
Whether it’s stage 1 or stage 4, we’ve all been conditioned to believe that we have no control over how aggressive our cancer is or how fast it develops.
But some research out of Europe may be turning all that on its head. Because they found there’s an easy way to slow the growth of your cancer – all without being hooked up to a chemo drip or suffering through grueling radiation treatments.
According to a new study out of The University of Copenhagen, the adrenaline that surges when you exercise actually delivers cancer-fighting cells directly where they’re needed – straight to your tumors.
In the lab, mice with cancer who spent their time spinning on a running wheel were a whopping 50 percent more likely to reduce their tumor size than their less active buddies.
You see, exercising releases adrenaline and signaling molecules that guide your body’s “natural killer” (NK) immune cells that can shrink tumors.
It literally acts as a homing device for your NK cells to get to the parts of your body with cancer and start battling it – and it actually recruits more NK cells into the cancer-fighting army.
This isn’t entirely surprising, since – as you’ve read right here – exercise has been shown to slash your risk of prostate cancer.
The best part is that you don’t need a prescription to beef up your exercise routine – you just need a good pair of tennis shoes.
Now I understand that fighting cancer can leave you worn out and exercising can be a challenge.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to run on a treadmill until you’re blue in the face and gasping for air. You can simply take up your favorite activity and keep moving until you feel those endorphins kick in. Be it walking, gardening, or golfing…just get moving.
Because the sooner you do, the sooner your immune system can get to work giving you the upper hand in your fight against cancer.