Monday, June 23, 2014

Perfect Hormones!!!! All women READ!

Oh, it has been such a long time since I have posted anything, but I couldn't let another day go by before I shared something AMAZING that I have learned!

Well, as many of you know, I have struggled with my hormones for about 11 years now.  Since having children, I have never been able to have them balanced.  I may have struggled earlier in life, but didn't know it.  Early in 2011, when I was "try to figure out what was wrong with me", I was told that my hormones were clearly in the warning stages and MUST, MUST be helped.  At that point, I was told to take a bunch of supplements, stop all caffeine (even chocolate) and exercise.  Six months later, we discovered I had full blown breast cancer - 3 different kinds of cancer and 8 tumors - all connected in one way or another to hormones.

Since 2011, I have had numerous surgeries, many blood tests, MRIs and many holistic scans.  A few times, I have started making cancer in the smallest forms, and have gone on to be a "medical miracle" with no chemo.  But through it all my hormones have NEVER been balanced.  No matter how many supplements I take, no matter if I quit coffee, no matter how much I exercise.  I even went further than that and have taken out most of the harmful chemicals out of my cosmetic products, my cleaning products and I don't eat meat.

The beginning of this year, I went off all my supplements because I was tired of taking them and I wasn't seeing the results I wanted.  I ran across a VERY interesting article Dr. Brownstien's 5 ways to prevent cancer.  I did research him and I did see the many people that say he is a quack, but I know and believe the other 4 ways that he suggests so I decided to do the one thing on the list that I wasn't doing. I do suggest listening to this video though.  No need to buy his products, but the information is valuable.

Dr. Brownstein says  "We have an epidemic of 'iodine deficiency' in this country, and I believe it's a major contributor to the increasing rates of cancer of the thyroid, breast, and prostate.
Iodine is essential to every cell in your body, but it's especially important to your thyroid gland, which makes the hormone that regulates your entire body's metabolism.
Iodine is also essential for healthy breast and prostate tissues, which require more iodine than other body tissues except your thyroid gland.
… , it results in reduced thyroid hormone, a slower metabolismweight gaininsomniafatiguebrain fogdepression, and, if left unchecked, can become cancerous. . .  .
Now, are you ready for the SHOCKER?
I always test for iodine levels, and I've found more than 95% of my patients are deficient.
I suspect the same deficiency exists throughout the entire population, and it's a major contributor to cancer"
He goes on to talk about the connection between bromide and food and obesity.  This is well worth listening to.  You see God gave us iodine in our foods and in our soil, but slowly over the years, we have taken it out.  God gave it to us for our health.  He knew.  He made our bodies that way.  We must put back the things that God gave us originally to make our bodies that He has designed, to work perfectly!
HERE IS THE REAL RESULTS!  In May, I went to my oncologist, my holistic doctor and my regular general practitioner.  I took blood tests and you know what?  It is FIRST time that my hormones came back PERFECT - ever!!!!  I could hardly believe it and my oncologist was astonished!
I want you to know that I only changed ONE thing in my regimen this year!  I added topical iodine to my thyroid every day after I get out of the shower.  Just like I put lotion or my salt stick for deodorant.  I rub colorless, odorless iodine to my neck, right where my thyroid is.  You can take iodine also in tablet form which some people do, but my holistic doctor recommends it to her patients on the skin.  This is only thing that I can contribute my perfect hormones to!

So I am telling all of you this because I wish someone would have told me!  SOONER!

Buy your iodine at a health food store.  It doesn't matter what kind.  I like it odorless and colorless and without kelp.  Try to find it in a pure form. Put a little on your thyroid EVERY DAY.  It can't hurt you and it certainly can help.

Loving you all!  Praying for health so that we are able to be equipped to "do every good work" the Lord has planned for us!

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Successful Week of Detoxing!

Last week my mom and I went on a "hard-core" cleanse.  And it was  . . . hard!

Some people ask me, "What exactly does a hard-core cleanse look like?".  I am warning you here that this post might get a bit graphic and verge close to TMI, but inquiring minds do want to know, so here goes!

Our goal was to cleanse our intestines, colon and liver.  Since these are areas that rarely get a break due to our eating habits, I have vowed to cleanse twice a year.  My hope is to go one time a year back to the Optimum Health Institute (shooting for the spring - anyone want to come with me?) and one time this intense cleanse like we did last week. The cleanse is designed to rid the body of the congestion of accumulated toxins, intestinal plaque, and mucous, and to provide the glands and organs of the body a much-needed rest. Cleansing and resting will naturally give the glands, organs & body as a whole a better chance to work more effectively... the way God intended them to work. 

The cleansing diet is quite limited.  We drank five"cleansing shakes" daily consisting of bentonite clay(mineral-rich volcanic clay) and psyllium husk and seed mixed with apple juice and water.  We took herbal supplements 6 times a day.  We drank 1/2 our body weight in ounces and I drank a ton of veggie juices.  We ate no food.  The biggest thing was we had to do an enema or colonic once a day to help rid the body of toxins.  I also got a massage to help stimulate the lymph system.

The first day I felt very tired and had a terrible headache.  Day two I started to feel better but was always really hungry which I continued to be hungry most of the cleanse. Third day, I was just nauseated.   I just drank a veggie juice to help with that.  The good thing was I never went to bed hungry since the shakes filled me up right before bed.  On the last day, we did a liver cleanse which meant we drank grapeseed oil (4 oz.) and lemon juice (4 oz.) before bed and then had a colonic early in the morning.  

My body experience a deep cleansing.  The disgusting things that came out of my body!!!  I can only say "Good riddins!"  Truly gross to think that has been in my body for who know how long.  I have vowed to also have one day of juicing a week.

Here were my results: 

•    Healthier skin - clearer, pores are smaller, healthy color       
•    More energy – get up easier in the morning - more alert - mind is sharper - easier to    exercise and have my quiet times
•    Joint pains are greatly diminished
•    No more snoring            
•    More regular bowel movements
•    Back to eating more healthy choices and I lost a couple of pounds!

Last week was also a good time to reflect on my spiritual body.  Since I believe our spirit, mind and body are very connected.  As I was cleansing, and releasing a horrid amount of toxins (black stuff, yuck!), it made me think of sin!!!!  Toxins are just like sin.  They enter into our body in many forms seemingly harmless.  Many toxins take on the form of temptation (for me a frappacino and a maple nut scone from Starbucks).  They go and stay in unwanted places and are difficult to rid from our bodies.  Extreme measures must be taken to expel them only after we see and believe that they exist.  When left unchecked, they make you smelly, tired and unhealthy.

So I encourage you today - do a detox.  Either of mind, spirit or body.  Take a break from TV, radio, coffee or whatever dirties up the body He gave you.  God will honor any or all that you choose.  You won't be sorry!

As for me, I will always say:

"Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion"  Psalm 103-2-4

If any of you were wanting to take the plunge and do a in-home detox, here is all the info you will need

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Kids are NOT Science Experiments

Getting cancer opened my eyes to so many things and one of the great SHOCKERS to me was about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).  Just to bring you up to speed on the "big deal" about GMOs.  Today, an estimated 75 to 80% of processed food in the U.S. contains GMOs and because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared GMOs “substantially equivalent” to foods produced with traditionally bred plants and animals, Americans have no idea that everyday they eat foods that contain genetically altered genes that have been engineered in a laboratory changed at the molecular level.

So what is the big deal?  First of all, there has been no long-term human testing done on GMOs.  So essentially, you and I, and more importantly our kids, are a science experiment.  When GMOs were tested on animals it had terrible side effects:  Infertility, immune system suppression, accelerated aging, severe allergic reactions and altered genes.  There was a 6x birth mortality rate in the animals tested.

Second, GMOs change our farms and food supply dramatically.  Not only do they increase pesticide use, but it destroys sustainable agriculture with cross - pollination.  GMOs create super-weeds and decreased trade for the US farmers.  Creating this Monoculture makes our food more susceptible to disease and pests while introducing the terminator gene and putting our ecosystem in a very fragile state.

Next, GMOs are in EVERYTHING.  Well, almost everything.  You can't even find a non-GMO ear of corn anymore, even if it is organic.  The high-risk foods so far are:  Corn, Canola, Cotton, Papaya, Soy, Sugar beets, zucchini and alfalfa.  And our meat, milk, eggs and honey are contaminated because of the feed.  So every day we are feeding this stuff to our kids, thinking we are being healthy!

Lastly, these BIG companies (like the giant Monsanto) have changed what the God of the universe made for us, his people, to eat.  If that doesn't get you all bent out of shape like me, then I don't know what will!!!  How dare them change what He has made and risk all of the other animals, plants and the ecosystem to do it in the name of the all mighty dollar!

This November, we will get a chance to have these GMOs labeled on all our food. Then we can decide!  Imagine my delight and surprise to see a poster in Mother's Market letting us know that the ballot will contain this opportunity for us.  So don't forget to VOTE YES on 37 - for the right to know what is in our food.  And we will join the other 50 countries - 50 COUNTRIES - that already ban GMOs and all of our American produce (Europe, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and even Russia!)  I have a hard time understanding why our government would ever have allowed this in the first place, but now it is our chance to change it!

Bring back the food God gave us in the first place!  
He is wise and created us for his good pleasure. 
He knows what is good for us! 

Isaiah 42:5-6 "Thus says God the Lord, who created the heavens, and stretched them out.  Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk on it,
 "I the Lord have called you in righteousness and will hold your hand"

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Being the Fun Mom Keeps You Healthy

Are you a fun mom?  

I think I used to be a very long time ago, maybe before I was a mom.  One of the reasons Bruce married me in the first place was because he says I am fun (that was his #1 reason).  But as the years progressed and we had more kids, my hormones changed, I slept less and took on more stress, I don't think I am fun anymore.

With the kids, I often feel like the referee, the teacher, the cook, the maid, and the taxi.  Somehow it drains all the FUN out of me!

But I want to be a fun mom!  I always have wanted that . . .

After a year of cancer, I can see I have changed.  I take each day that God has given me and I don't wait for the next time or when things might be perfect.  I just dive in because today might be my last.  You just never know God's plans for you.  I think it is sad that it took cancer to get me back to being a more in-the-moment kind of mom.  One thing in particular I have noticed this summer is I am no longer a bystander.  I now do so many more things than I used to, instead of just sitting around and watching others do them.

For instance, our Bible Study group, Elements, decided to take the summer off and head to the beach each Tuesday with all our kids.  Each week I coax the ladies I am with into the ocean with me for a half hour.  One of them has not been in the ocean for 15 years!  We take in the waves, talk and shiver in the chilly Pacific waters.  I feel rejuvenated and refreshed.  Today I asked the girls how old do you feel jumping over the waves?  "12", one of them said.  Ah, we are living life!

Now there are a bunch of health benefits to going in the ocean every week which I just have to mention here.

First, the minerals in the sea air decrease stress and increase a sense of well being.  Salt in water preserves the melatonin, tryptamine and serotonin levels in your brain.  This helps with fighting off depression or improving your sense of well being.  Going in the ocean water with your back to the breaking waves is like a reset of your emotional state.

Second, studies indicate that the minerals contained in the ocean’s water help with arthritis, psoriasis and even depression.  Other skin diseases such as rosaeca, eczema and rashes from plant allergies or heat are positively affected by the ocean water.  We decided today that we felt our skin was softer from our once a week plunges.
Third, ocean water contains iodine which boosts thyroid function and improves the immune system.  When you are in sea water the amount of oxygen carried throughout your bloodstream is improved and more nutrients are carried through your bloodstream to fight off free radicals. Ocean water also improves circulation of blood to organs.
Next, the swells and currents in the water act as a lymphatic massage to our whole body.  Being in the ocean water for a half hour is just like paying $80 for a expensive spa lymph massage.  Only God could know what our bodies need and provide a free alternative for our health.
Lastly, air particles break apart releasing ions into the atmosphere when the waves break.  Some scientists claim that sea air contains an abundance of negatively charged ions.  In today’s society we have too many positive ions in our life.  You may know positive ions by another name – free radicals.  Because electricity, computers, TV and electronics are all sources of positive ions in our lives, it is easy to see why we have a shortage of negative ions.  Increasing our exposure to negative ions has many health benefits including enhancing the immune system, increasing alertness and improving concentration.  The negative ions also help to reset your immune system and give you energy.
The biggest benefit is that my kids come and hang out with me in the water.  Atleast Danika and Emmi do.  They all think I am a "cool" mom for getting in the water and playing.  Next week, I am going to boogie board with them and this week we are headed out to Long Beach to windsurf like I did 20 years ago.  I can't wait to pull out the old board and see if I still can do it!
So I am writing this for all the moms out there that want to stay in your beach chair this summer (like I have done so many years in a row!).  I had many excuses - I didn't want to get wet, it was too cold, I didn't want to have anyone see my overweight body, I didn't want to have to shower . . .  and so on.  JUST DO IT!  Whatever it is, experience God's creation with your kids!  Get in the ocean, the river, the lake - take that hike, jump in the pool with your kids . . . experience life!  This one life God has given you!  You never know when it will change - your kids will grow, your health may deteriorate - do it now before it's too late! 
The fun mommy in all of us is just waiting to come out and we never know we might get healthier while we're at it!  Come join me this summer  . . . your kids and probably your husbands love it!  Just picture our God in heaven will be smiling down watching you enjoy the things he made for you!  What could be better!

You shall go out in JOY and be led forth in PEACE"  Is 55:12

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Do Cancer Cells and Bed Bugs Have in Common?

Bed Bugs and Cancer Cells, really?
Embarrassingly enough, last January we found out we had bed bugs.  Did you just start itching when you read that?  I know!

Bruce had traveled to a not so glamorous hotel (although you can get them anywhere) and came home with a critter or two.  We never saw them until they took up residence in our home.  We had never researched bed bugs or thought much about them.  We would come home from a trip (and we do like to travel) and throw our luggage on our bed to unpack and then store the luggage under our bed until the next trip.  Well in the world of bed bugs that is a big no-no.

At first, I was the one getting bit all the time and Bruce just thought I was imaging things because he was untouched.  Until the night, he killed one on his face at 2:30 a.m.  He tore apart the whole room and cleaned them up, showered and slept downstairs two hours later.  Unfortunately, this scenario played out a couple of times and for a few months before we found them in the kids rooms.  That was the last straw!  We hired the pest exterminators next.

The big guns came in and heated the rooms to 138 degrees to kill the little suckers and then they spray.  They come back a few weeks later and spray again.  We hired an eco-friendly non-toxic company because of the chemicals we did not want to encounter.  So we did this and we felt pretty sure they were gone, but we had a 30 day warranty just in case.

A couple of weeks later, the girls were bit again and so was I.  Danika actually found one on her decorative pillow on Saturday morning.  We are so glad she did so that we had proof that "they were back" and scheduled for them to come and heat up the place again.

I am telling you all the logistics, but then behind the scenes Bruce is convinced this is all spiritual warfare.  He had just accepted the role of training to be an associate elder at our church, Mariners.  He was certain that these little creatures were here to irritate us.  I will have to ask God what their purpose in life ever was because I really don't see how they fit into the circle of life, but that would be another blog . . .

So around the same time in January, my holistic body scans began to show that I was making cancer cells again in my bone, breast, ovaries, and lungs.  In the smallest minute forms, but over time they would create into larger masses (million of cancer cells) and we would see them in an ultrasound in a few years.  So I have been going a couple times a month to combat this.  I have done mud baths, lasers, biofeedback. supplements and other crazy remedies, but nothing seemed to be working.  For five months, I struggled with this along with the anemia and it was tiring, overwhelming and discouraging.  I was beginning to give up hope (as I shared in my last blog), but then we went to Forest Home Family Camp for Memorial Day.

Up at Forest Home, God shared many things with me.  One of the moments, we as a family were praying for things in our lives, we had to make a "sculpture" to represent it.  As the kids and we were making the sculpture of beg bugs and cancer cells, we realized how similar they looked.  Cancer cells and bed bugs are similar in that in the beginning it is not that big of a deal.  Most of us, don't even know when we start making cancer until there are so many of them - they show up - just like bed bugs.  They feed on us and devour us - one from the outside and one from the inside.  They are both extremely difficult to get rid of.  They both consume your life as you are trying to get kill of them.  Both of them effect your kids (and you!) in profound ways that frighten and leave us feeling vulnerable.

After showing me the similarities, God shared with me that the timing of the two were no accident.  When the bed bugs were gone, then my cancer cells would be gone.  So I began to hope that they would all be eradicated some day and trusted God in what he had shared.

Just last week, I went in for a routine check up with my oncologist and she said that my iron counts (while still low) were back in the normal range AND I had brought my estrogen from 400 down to 83! Now these had both been big prayer requests!  I was beaming with happiness from ear to ear!  Could I be healing?

The next day we had the bed bugs heated out of home again and sprayed.  It slipped my mind about what I felt God said about the bed bugs and cancer cells, as I walked into the scanning biofeedback appointment the next day!  And yes, did you guess it?  I am no long making cancer cells!!  Amazing and truly a blessing that I am grateful for each day!  I feel stronger and more myself each morning!

I continue praying that the bed bugs and cancer cells stay gone . . . will you join me in that prayer?  Thank you faithful friends!  Now be careful when you travel . . . don't bring home any unwanted guests because they definitely overstay their welcome!

Ps. 103:1-5 "Bless the Lord, O my soul, bless His holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion; who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's"

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Building an Altar for the Forgetful

Two weekends ago, my family and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Forest Home Memorial Day Family Camp for the 9th year in a row.  I loved the chance to get away, breathe in the fresh air and be surrounded by God's beauty.  Forest Home is a special place for me as God always speaks to me on that mountain top and it is the place Bruce decided to marry me.  He wrote that moment down in one of the prayer books in the chapel - recorded forever in time.

The weekend was filled with wonderful speaking (from Jim Candy from Menlo Park Presbyterian), beautiful worship (Worship guys from Yorba Linda Friends Church), time spent playing cards with great friends, the lake day with the overly excited kids, lots of time at the Craft Shack to create and time to reflect on the last year.

On Saturday morning, we did a Family Adventure Walk.  While most of the activities are physical challenges, there was one that stood out in my mind that was not.  We built a monument to acknowledge the Lord and how He had answered prayer for us this year.  Of course, there have been many answered prayers.  We used rocks to build our little altar right near the path that we walked up every day that weekend.  The kids enjoyed stacking the rocks and then we each prayed to thank Jesus for bringing Mommy thru cancer, for making me a miracle.  I was blessed each time I saw the monument during our time there.

You might not believe it, but I have recently forgotten all that God has done for me in the last couple of months.  Not that it was completely gone from my memory, more shoved in the back somewhere ("out of my frontal lobe", my kids would say).  With my continuing health journey, I have become weary.  My chemical imbalances (anemia, hormonal, etc.) lead me to a state of depression at times while definitely robbing the "I can do everything" attitude from me.  I often times just want to sit, rest and do nothing.  I lack the motivation of this once called "Energizer Bunny".  Somewhere in the last couple of months, I have lost the grateful, joyful attitude I once had going through cancer.  Just the day to day activities coupled with my lack of energy have really put me at a state of sheer survival.  I wonder how many of you are there or have ever been there.

Being up at Forest Home really helped me stand back and look at everything . . . to remember . . . to be grateful . . . to trust . . . to have hope in the mighty God of the universe.  I found that I desperately wanted a change in my life, but all I really needed to do was give the first part of the morning back to God in the form of time with Him.  He has promised to redeem the time for me.  How easy it was to let go of time with Him in the morning over the last couple of months because I needed my sleep and I simply lacked the motivation.  It is hard for me to stop and hear Him once the day has begun. It just doesn't happen. Kids, activities, laundry, school, anything else fills in the rest of the hours.  For me, my time with the Lord HAS to be in the morning.  Oh, how I have missed Him . . . it feels good to be back in the routine of this again.

I also found that I was worrying. ME??  Yes!  I didn't worry with cancer as much as I have the last couple of months because I am still challenged making cancer cells.  But this constant strain is just a breeding ground for me to wake up in the middle of the night worrying.  For me, all the verses about "Don't be anxious" has not really soothed me.  You know all those verses too, but I tell what verse has stopped me worrying and trusting more.  Eph. 3:20,21  "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen"

So for me, "the medical miracle", I have to be honest in this walk I am having.  I know that there must be others out there who have seen God work in their lives, yet forget Him and his great works as the days get long.  Sad for me to say, but I sound like an Israelite wandering the desert.  I do not want to be that person!  So tonight I am grateful for mountain top experience where I can stop . . . reflect . . . and be grateful again.  It feels good to be "back on track"!

Monday, April 23, 2012

A few more thoughts on cancer . . .

As I continue down this road of healing, I am reminded that it takes a while.  Even though I have had all of the cancer removed via surgery, four holistic doctors have confirmed that I continue to be challenged as my body likes to make cancer.   There are days when I just want to get well and I don't want to tell anyone I don't feel well.  I put on a happy face and say, "I'm doing good"!  I believe there is something to the mental part of telling yourself "I AM good today!"

I have been doing so many CRAZY holistic remedies that most of you would laugh at me, but I DO feel surprisingly better.  Today, I did some blood work so we will see what my oncologist says on Wednesday.  She worries about me with my low iron and high estrogen.  But I believe God has me on this journey to help people.  And it has been such a blessing to do just that almost every day!  So many friends are getting healed and it is exciting!

I have been praising the Lord lately that I did not have to do chemo or radiation.  Truly feels like a miracle because if I had been, I would just be finishing my four month treatment and moving on to my year long dose of herceptin.  My hair would be growing back and I would be feeling more "normal" they say.  Thank you Jesus for making me a miracle to help others and not have to endure this!

Along the journey, I have learned much.  Recently, a friend sent me an email with all of this information.  There was no credit given to a single source; however, the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego does tell all their students most of these points.  Some of them I learned just researching.  I just had to share this because I believe each one of the points.  God has given me the blessing of getting to research them and now share them with you. . .

Things I learned at OHI and doing research along the way:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer 

cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after 
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a 
person's lifetime. 

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer 
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
forming tumors. 

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day 
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system. 
 It is important to find out if the supplements you are taking work with your body.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc., and can 
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc. 

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars 
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs. 

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However, prolonged use of chemotherapy 
and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction. 

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications. 

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply. 


a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful.  A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus
By cutting off milk and substituting 
with unsweetened almond or coconut milk cancer cells are being starved. 

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, 
like chicken.  OR THE BEST IS A VEGAN DIET.  
Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites,
 which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer. 

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day.  Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).. 

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. 

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup. 

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering.  By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. 

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.  Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
unneeded cells. 

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.

A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit.  Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment.  Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. 
Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells. 

Here is to living the life that God intended for you to live with the health that He planned for each of us to have to ultimately bring Him glory until He takes us home!  Blessings!

"Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.  
My soul clings to you , your right hand upholds me"  Ps 63:7