Swiss Doctor Finds Link Between Cancer and Intestinal Bacteria

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Dr Rau has discovered a common problem in the intestinal flora of over one thousand cancer patients; what he has researched has not been done elsewhere to this scale. Hopefully, with this new information, health practitioners will be better able to assist cancer patients, whose intestinal situation, "is really destroyed”, as Rau says. He also believes that an intestinal imbalance involving these bacteria is greatly improved with a liquid supplement made from fruits, nuts and vegetables.

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A cancer patient’s intestinal situation “is really destroyed”.

Thomas Rau M.D. sits in his office at the world-renowned Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland, where he is the medical director. The busy clinic sees about 300 patients a day, almost 30% of whom come from English-speaking countries. Dr Rau is an expert in biological medicine, which instead of using allopathic drugs, uses a broad range of tools, natural remedies and food supplements, including a recently created liquid supplement called Regulat, which is made from fruits, nuts and vegetables. Biological medicine also takes into account the whole body and not merely a symptom or symptoms.

The Paracelsus Clinic specializes in hard-to-treat cases, including cancer and auto-immune diseases. In an interview in April 2011, Dr Rau spoke of his research on over a thousand cancer patients. He has discovered a common problem in all these cancer patients, something which may have been discussed before but which was never really proven or widely accepted.

But hopefully, this will now change. What he discovered is that all his cancer patients had very low levels of the friendly, anaerobic bacteria. Also known as lactic acid bacteria, these include lactophilus, bifidus and bacteroides. A cancer patient’s intestinal situation is, “a wreck,’’ he said bluntly. “It is really destroyed”.

Rau’s research is a breakthrough in recognizing the importance of these lactic acid producing bacteria. People talk of probiotics and friendly bacteria as well as the importance of digestion in overall health. But this is the first time someone has actually formally confirmed that people with cancer have a decreased level of these intestinal bacteria. This helps explain why such patients have difficulty detoxifying and de-acidifying their systems.

According to Dr Rau, it is necessary to detoxify such a compromised system and also support and nourish the friendly bacteria of the intestinal tract and reduce the unfriendly bacteria. He believes that one of the best ways to do this is by using a natural supplement called Regulat, a concentrated drink made from only organically grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. Regulat is produced through a patented technology called cascade fermentation whereby the ingredients undergo a controlled fermentation using specialized lactic acid bacteria. Fermentation breaks down the food into phyto- and micro-nutrients in a way that mimics a healthy digestive system. More importantly, the fermentation process releases the enzymes in the ingredients, which, according to Dr Rau, is another reason why Regulat is so unique.

“There are other lactic acid products but they don’t have the pre-stages of the bacteria nor do they have the same enzymatic effect,” he emphasizes.

De-acidification is important for many people - not only cancer patients - as unhealthy bacteria generally thrive in acidic environments. Dr. Byron Braid, another biological medicine practitioner, says that removing acids from the body is the first step in re-establishing normal and effective metabolism.

As the internal environment (or terrain) of the body changes and becomes less acidic, the good bacteria find it easier to live and to thrive. On the other hand it becomes a more difficult place for the bad bacteria to survive. But Rau insists that any de-acidification or alkalizing should be done through the intestinal flora and not simply by taking powders. “Alkaline powders such as bicarbonate are not the right approach”, he says, “because the body normally de-acidifies by means of the intestinal flora (bacteria). These bacteria change the acid to form organic acids which are then eliminated through the stool.”

He believes that the flora of the upper intestinal tract - acidophilus, bifidus and bacteroides - get rebuilt by regular use of Regulat. Without the correct proportion and quantity of good intestinal flora, people have a difficult time digesting properly, gaining nutrients from their food, maintaining a healthy acid-alkali balance and are more susceptible to digestive ailments such as bloating or gas.

This new understanding of the link between intestinal bacteria and cancer should pave the way for better health. It provides hope for many people and confirms what so many traditional health practitioners know - that digestion and especially the upper intestinal tract - are vitally important and key factors in maintaining good health and providing support for the body’s healing process.


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