Monthly Archive: August 2015

– The devils inside

In addition to detoxifying my body, I had been researching and ingesting substances that cultures around the world have been using for hundreds, if not thousands, of years to combat cancer. Burdock, sheep sorrel, Indian rhubarb, and slippery elm from the Ojibway Indians, pau d’arco from South America, turmeric from India, seaweed from Japan. Someone …

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– Bone broth

I had bone metastases with a vengeance! I lost full use of my legs because the tumors broke apart my sacroiliac joint. I lost full use of my right arm because the tumors broke my neck. I’m 4 inches shorter because 5 vertebrae crumbled from the cancer, basically destroying the bone and replacing the bone …

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– The snarling wolf

You don’t “beat” stage IV breast cancer. The most you can do is grab the snarling wolf by the throat and hold it at arm’s length, trying not to be intimidated by the fangs and the spittle and the intensity of its desire to rip you to pieces. If you’re lucky, you temporarily tame it …

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– The path you choose

The diagnosis of cancer left me reeling and disoriented. I stopped at the store and spaced out… staring… in front of the dairy section. “So what does this mean? How long do I have? Do I buy a pint… or a gallon?” Time slows down; mouths open; people talk; nothing makes sense; the non-existent wind …

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– Beta glucans and immunotherapy

Mushrooms are great for boosting your immunity but they could also possibly boost the efficacy of the immunotherapy you might be taking. “Mushrooms have polysaccharides called beta glucans. Beta-glucans are known as ‘biological response modifiers’ because of their ability to activate the immune system. Beta-glucans seem to make the immune system work better without becoming …

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– My scrappy little junkyard dog

I dedicate this entry to my liver. What it has weathered through my life to get me this far is miraculous… a 2-year bout with Hepatitis B, three bouts of malaria, liver trauma and near shutdown from taking the birth control pill, two bouts of exotic strains of amoebic dysentery who probably still inhabit it, …

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– A caffeine holiday?

I know better than to tell you to quit your caffeine. But perhaps you’d consider changing your relationship with it… at least for a little while? See, caffeine stimulates your adrenal glands to produce cortisol and adrenaline, the stress hormones. God knows we have enough stressors in our lives and there’s quite a bit of …

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– Better living through chemistry?

Carcinogenesis is the formation of cancer. We all know there are many factors and variables. I’m all for reducing the ones we can control. There are many studies that have shown that many man-made chemicals are linked to carcinogenesis. Thus I try to avoid them. I eat only organic when possible, I make many of …

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