A protein released called beta-endorphin peptide (BEP) during the “runners high” can protect against cancer. BEP helps protect the body from the spread of cancer cells. BEP increases the effectiveness of Natural Killer (NK) immune cells. NK immune cells surround, attack and destroy the cancer cells. NK immune cells also brings down swelling and slows down the spread of cancer while attacking the cancer.
Norman Cousins cured himself of cancer by laughing himself to health. He was a terminal cancer patient who found out it would cost him and his insurance company less if he moved out of the hospital and into a hotel. He hired a nurse and started watching comedy movies. He cured himself of cancer by laughing and feeling good until he got better. His body took care of the cancer and he went on to live many years and write many books on the subject.
“Scientists have been aware for many years that if cancer patients are not able to deal with the stress associated with being sick, the cancer will progress faster than in calmer patients. To counteract this phenomenon, physicians encourage treatments that help cancer patients handle their stress. Scientists theorized that the stress relief may have come as a result of increased beta-endorphin peptide (BEP), the “feel good” hormones in the brain that are released during exercise, a good conversation, and many other aspects of life that give humans pleasure.”