Apr 17, 2005 - 4:28 pm
Hi to you and thank you so much for all your wonderful words on my postive tests the other day. Several of you have asked about what I am doing so I wanted to respond to that.
There are loads of different alternative approaches. After some research and lots of reading I chose to go the Natural Medicine way.
I need to tell you it was not a snap decision, it was something I researched and read about for several months before I came close to trying to make a decision. It was like an evolutionary kind of thing for me. I must tell you that making the decision to stop chemo and trust in God and things he meant for us to ingest was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. Some of my family thought I was crazy and some friends thought I was giving up to the cancer.
What some of them didn't know was I was getting ready to get in the dirty trenches and mud wrestle with the bastard until I beat it or I was going to die trying. I felt completely desperate at the time, It felt like the chemo was killing me and I hated how I felt. I found a Naturopathic Doctor (one with a PhD in Clinical Nutrition) and we worked very closely in coming up with my protocol. Our approach was a 2 pronged approach. One, shrink the tumors while two, reversing the physiology within my body that made the cancer "welcome". Everything I would do would be God made (natural and not man made) with no nasty side effects. If a food was identified that I did not like, we found another one or another way.
I have written up my protocol, but it is an attachment so you will have to send me your home email address (to my CSN email) if you are interested.
Please know that I do not recommend self medicating with supplements, etc. I have known people that have actually done so many that none could ever work and may even have damaged their bodies. I strongly recommend finding a local licensed practitioner (yes they have to be licensed with a good ole government association just like most others). Someone to make sense of it all and then to talk to as you progress.
I am more then happy to answer questions and help if you so chose, but this kind of a decision must be your own.
There are a few books out there that I highly recommend.
The basics of cancer and nutrition (like an encyclopedia but very easy to read) "Beating Cancer with Nutrition" by Patrick Quillin. A how to book with really good info about Natural Medicine and how you can compliment chemo, "How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine" written by 4 Doctors: Dr. Michael Murray, Dr. Tim Birdsall, Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno and Dr. Paul Reilly. This book is endorsed by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (the only Comprehensive Cancer Centers that incorporate an Eastern/Western/Natural approach). I personally think that our own US medical doctors will eventually move into an integrative approach utilized the best of all worlds. Maybe, I just hope that is what they do because it makes so much sense but politics and money will get in the way. Another great book on the basics of Natural Medicine and what God made really means (yes actual passages from the Bible are referenced). It also has a great explanation on the colon and how it works, etc. "The Makers Diet" by Dr. Jordan Rubin.
I have rambled on way too long but if you are interested, send me your email address and I will send along my protocol. I am not cancer free yet, but I am the closer today that I have ever been but this is by no means any kind of an endorsement. I get nothing from this other then helping others with alternative approaches.