FeLV or feline leukemia is considered a retrovirus. This means that the RNA is changed into a c-DNA provirus, and can become a part of cells it has infected, making them able to spread the virus. This affects only cats, and is found worldwide. An infected cat can stop the disease on its own in the first stage only, but if the cancer makes it to second stage it is fatal.
Cats normally do not show symptoms of feline leukemia in the early stages, but some do manifest. These include low grade fever, general sickness and enlarged lymph nodes as well as blood disorders. Other forms of cancer such as anemia, tumor and leukemia develop in the second stage.
Not all cats are necessarily in danger of these symptoms after they are infected, as many felines have a hereditary immunity. Others can develop immunity after having the symptoms for a short time. Either way, immunity can lead to a life with nor risk of infection at all.
At this time there is no treatment for feline leukemia, but viruses infect on regular basis. So most cases of FeLV will result in the cat dying a death all its own, and not related to the feline leukemia. Healthy immunities will neutralize these infections, but this cat cancer is of a type different from all other feline cancers. It specifically attacks the immune system so that secondary infections are a bigger problem and threat to life than the original infection.
Treatments such as chemotherapy and other conventional methods are deemed ineffective for feline leukemia. If the cat responds to the treatment there is still a chance of relapse when the vigor returns. Owners are normally told the common outcome, and are given a chance to go on with treatment or to allow the cat to stay in the hospital with herbal and natural cat cancer remedies where the quality of life can be good for survival.
Let us examine the relationship between the sugar load in the human body and Leukemia and Diabetes. Different sugars, both the good sugars and harmful sugars affect blood chemistry that can mobilize a cascade of problems or benefits in human health.
The sugars we eat and the nutrients we get help determine our health. Why are the highest incidences of cancer in western nations? The lowest recorded incidences of cancer according to WHO appears to be in the developing countries of Northern Africa, Southern and Eastern Asia.
Some people eat very poorly and then consume what may in reality be a type of antidote that keeps the bad stuff from doing as much harm. Studies provide data supporting the French Paradox which indicates that proanthocyanidins and other flavonoids in red wines prevents cardiovascular diseases and diabetes although they have high-fat diets.
How the glucose metabolism is effected is the key to serious health challenges. If we can correct sugar spikes and move toward an optimum glucose metabolism, it seems obvious that we could improve human health in a major way. When we started getting reports of diabetics having a lower sugar load in their blood while eating Trehalose than when they stopped, we knew we were onto something significant.
An Australian paper about leukemia children entitled, Altered glucose metabolism in childhood pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukaemia reported that “the cells of solid tumours are known to have an altered metabolism, with high rates of glucose uptake and glycolysis, which results in the excessive production of lactate.”
Connecting the dots of research, we learned that the phytochemicals in cinnamon are similar to those found in red wine. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) identified these phytochemicals as chalcone polymers, which increase glucose metabolism in the cells by 20 times or more. Cinnamon also contains flavonoids called anthocyanins which improve capillary function and also serve as powerful antioxidants. (more…)