I like many loved to eat. Fast food, ice cream, oh and don't even get me started on the diet pop! My favorite diet was the Protein Power Plan where I could eat as much meat as I wanted! That was heaven, and I lost weight! Only to have to come back of course with the first carb I put into my mouth! Then the cancer came back. I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands. With the given life expectancy of two to five years, I figured I had to fight like never before. I decided to educate myself. With the help of wonderful loving friends and family, I read, watched, and listened to books, dvds, and advice. I learned about baking soda from my friend Vern at phkillscancer.com. I drew inspiration from his site about the health benefits of Qigong, Meditation, and of course, breathing. From the dvd Cancer vs. Diet, which I enduringly refer to as cancer for dummies, I learned that each and every one of us has cancer cells in our bodies, but eliminate those cells before they become a problem. That in itself gave me comfort. If people everyday are flushing out their cancer cells, what do I have to do to flush mine? Dr. Sherman does a great job in explaining how to do just that through diet. I learned all about turning cancer on and off with diet in Forks over Knives and The China Study. These media resources have convinced me to take on a Vegan Lifestyle. Since my cancer is estrogen positive, I decided to go the full route and give up not only the meat but also the dairy. Since sugar feeds cancer, I gave that up too, along with all the whites; white flour, white rice, etc. I eat pretty close to a whole plant based food diet eating organic as often as possible. I do however, eat a serving or two of fish a week. I know this is not accepted by "true vegans", but the fish feels right for me so it is something that I chose to do for myself at this time. A chiropractic doctor who is very knowlegable about supplementation, who is also a cancer survivor, has taught me that the key to everything starts with digestion. If the liver isn't working right, toxins including cancer cells cannot be flushed out. So I use a liver supplement. That's the key to all this folks, you have to do what's right for you. You have to be your own advocate. If you feel the right path for you is medical only, then that is what you should do. If you feel it's nutrition only, then go for it. I personally do a little medical and a lot of nutrition encompassing the mind, body, and spirit. Along with my vegan lifestyle (including fish), supplementation, qigong, meditation, and praying I do go along with what my doctor says, but only after I research it and make sure it's right for me. Educate yourself. Chose what's right for you. Hold on tight to your faith. And don't forget to breathe!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A good place to start

Many people ask me how to get started.  With the internet, the information about a holistic approach is vast.  However, it is also very overwhelming.  One of the best places to start is with a DVD mentioned in my favorite movies section.  It is called Cancer and Diet.  A good friend rented this movie for me from the library.  It literally changed my life.  Dr. Sherman does a fantastic job explaining in a very simple way what an important role diet plays in health.  While doing this, he explains what cancer is, how we get it, and how we can get rid of it.  Again, I will say that it may not work for everyone.  My cancer was found very early, I am blessed.  I am not saying diet will cure all cancers, but it may prolong lives in the some advanced cases.  What this video did for me was provide hope, inspiration, and knowledge.  Learning that each and every person has cancer cells in their bodies, but most have the ability to flush those cells out, left me yearning to learn how I could flush my cells out.  They took out my tumor, both my breasts, and my lymph nodes.  But yet, it lived in my blood and settled into my bones.  And this man told me I could still flush them?  How?? All of the information is in this DVD.  This is where I recommend that you start.  All of the websites and books and DVDs on my blog were just as helpful, but for me, this DVD provided the best start.

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