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I'm not sure how to reach CSN, but  I would like to ask for a discussion group on nutrition and cancer, a Vegan Board. Can we get this?  

The body has a way of healing itself and I think we should all share our findings, thoughts, and ideas  

Thank you. 

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Hi Nana b,

 

You can always contact us here (http://csn.cancer.org/contact). Simply fill out the form with your request and we will get back with you.

 

Simone

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A friend of mine has been a vegan for almost 30 years. She just finished treatment for breast cancer last year.

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Yea, it's not just an organic diet, it's many things, to include stress.  There are many stage 4 survivors that have cured themselves through diet, exercise and meditation. That is why it needs to be discussed.   It's going to be big, it's just a matter of time.  It's happening all over.  

 

t's like chemo every person is different and has different life styles, how each of us responds depends. 

 

 Take  deodarant plugging up lymph nodes near the arm pits so toxins can't come out, if you shower everyday it may not nake a difference, but if you don't and keep using deodarant each day, your body can't work properly.  It just plugs up. 

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My friend just gave me a pamphlet on detox the included showering and brushing your skin off before bed, another way to get rid of the toxins.  It said that so many of us go to sleep without slouging off the old.   I haven't done much research into detoxifying through nature aside from drinking fruits and veggies but just learning about your own body and each part's function right down to the skin is a plus.

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I'm aboard, though I know I would not become a Vegan myself. 

Sue - Trubrit

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It's not easy, although I love veggies and never ate much meat, desserts, or dairy.  I'm doing raw right now and that is hard. No processed food  

 

I have to to try it, the alternative is not good. I couldn't have all that good food dead anyway :). 

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I have no desire to be a vegan but there is plenty of room for all with little tidbits and facts to get people motivated, even if it's just eating a lot better.  I'm starting to master the a lot better but it's taking me some time.  This is a great idea Nana!  Heal the whole body.

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I am all for that.

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If you form a group. My wife is vegan and I am 2 out of 3 of my meals. Nutrition is definitely a big part of our healing. The exact diet is probably a little different for all of us like all things cancer but most would agree lots of veggies and fruits, less chemicals, less sugar etc. is better for us. We have a box of organic vegetables delivered once a week. But I still cheat once in a while, I tell people I'm a 'cheatatarian!' Lol

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lol Richard.  I'm trying to end my love affair with banana moon pies.  He's a lover that keeps me wanting more.  I'm down to just eating one and then not going for a second.  I've switched out by keeping a bag of trail mix handy at all times and finally minus the m&ms.  I started to realize that the sweet of the raisins is quite enough and the m&ms aren't necessary.  You really can be satisfied with natural foods if you just stop buying the other stuff.

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(Let me rephrase that......genetically modified poison........if this stuff were truly healthy for you,how come those selling GMOs don't advertise it as such:"Our GMO potatoes are as healthy for you as....." but then "truth in advertising" might cause problems) Bon appetit

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To adopt a true vegan lifestyle is very difficult.  Nothing animal related.  No meat, poultry, fish, dairy, nothing animal related. Dairy wise this means no eggs, yougurt(s), milk, cream, cheeses and all products made/cooked with these items.   A true vegan does not even wear leather shoes, wool coats/sweaters, and the like as they originate from animals. 

If adopting this lifestyle while undergoing cancer treatment, well, check with your doctor first. and if you do choose to go vegan, get some guidance.I believe adopting a healthy eating lifestyle is a good thing.  

Just some food for thought.

Best wishes to all - Tina

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Not everybody needs to be total vegan, but we can still discuss it.   I've been vegan 2 weeks. Lol. i actually asked for a natural healing board. 

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Good for you, it has got to be tough changing diet and giving stuff up but you gotta do what is right for you.  There is a lot of stuff vegan's to that could be of real value.   With the explosion of chemicals and additivies put in food it is scary.  When I take the time to read a label, many of the ingridients I can't even pronounce yet alone know what they are.   We still don't know about the long term effects of this stuff but when you read about the explosion of autism, childhood obesity and diabetes in children it makes one wonder. 

Good luck with your new direction in diet.

Tina

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Thank you.  With as much time as I take to research this stuff and attend seminars and podcasts it would be a shame to not share, just in case there is one person that it will help. 

 Plus I can learn too... 

I had a doctor appointment today, we were talking about diet and I was telling  him that my Mom told me that I hardly ever ate meat as a kid, and never wanted milk.  I can't stand most cheese, only started eating it in the past 10 years, but only white cheese to put on a cracker.  My one weaknesss was enchiladas. I would trade my meat with one of my five brothers veggies.  In high school, I would eat fruit for lunch, 1 apple and something else, in my early military days, when I went through the chow line, I would pick veggies.  I never ate bread either, or dessert, it gave me heart burn   I was very thin until age 35, then finally had some meat on me. :).  It wasn't until I got married to my meat and potato guy that my diet changed.  Doc told me, my body is probably made for vegan, listen to my body. If as a kid and young adult you stayed away from all that food, it was because it made you feel bad and although consciously you didn't think that way, your Mom knew the food bothered you.   I can see that now. 

It's the chemicals that are keeping me from eating processed food now.  I really never thought of food hurting my body but in these past couple months of eating mostly vegetarian and organic, I dropped my stomach pills, protonix. No tummy problems. I was on acifex for many, many years. I've lost 40 lbs  Amazing  

 

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Yes I think it would be very helpful to have a discussion group on nutrition. I have been learning and making changes to my diet, it is always helpful to share with others.

 

Regards,

 

 

 

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We have made many changes to our diet and lifestyle since my husband
was diagnosed with cor-rectal  cancer four years ago. It would be great to have a board
where we can exchange and get ideas from others on nutrition and lifestyle.
Our Onc encourages us to continue what were doing. My husband had been ned
 going on four years and has had two hip replacements in the last two years.

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read Michael Pollan's books- he writes a lot about big ag, and alternatives

i think a nutrition board is a great idea.  I bet that each cancer group has several posts/threads about nutrition, but since we are all stovepiped, or don't actively visit other boards, the info isn't shared.

notmsure if this it's possible, but it would be good if we could use a hashtag or something so that posts could be cross posted on two boards, ie an individual cancer board and the nutrition board.

we'll see what's possible -- CSN admin?

Karin

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Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide......eat your way to death...............................or educate yourself to live

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25291132

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I haven't heard back from CSN, FYI. 

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Hi Nana,

 

In our initial email response to your request we let you know that we would discuss the possibility of creating a nutrition board amongst the CSN Support Team. We appreciate all the discussion on this post and understand that many people are behind the creation of this board. We will have a final decision on this matter in January 2015.

 

Thank you again for the suggestion and everyone else for chiming in!

 

Simone

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Hi Karin,

 

Sorry I am just now seeing your suggestion. While we do monitor the boards, we don't always read every post. Using the contact form is always the best way to ensure we see your suggestions(http://csn.cancer.org/contact).  

 

Using hashtags to cross post is an interesting idea. I'll push it forward to our technical team and see if it is a possibility. If so we can look into it further.

 

Best Regards, 

 

Simone

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January 2015 for a healthy board, that does not sound positive at all. Kinda confirms a lot for me.  Hmmmm. 

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http://thetruthaboutcancer.com/live/episode5.php

 

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In all fairness to the developers and maintenance folks of the software which makes this site available, I do not believe adding a new board is  a minor change.  Also it would need to be added into a planned upgrade release and those are scheduled out many months in advance.

Just my 2 cents.

Marie who loves kitties

coloCan
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what's appropriate to inhibit its recurrence,growth or harm;that is,just because something, say tumeric, may be effective for CRC it may prove detrimental to,say,breast cancer.Also,what's good for you  maydepend on whether you're undergoing treatment or not...

Why not start a post here DEDICATED to healthy advice or nutrition and hopefully all who post to it will adhere to that topic.....

(those who remember them: don't you miss the two 'juicing chicks" and John 23? Hopefull they're all doing well)

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I've seen boards as the spiritual one come up in weeks. Just saying....

coloCan
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....that was due to divine intervention.....

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Good one.

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