What should triple negative canSer survivors eat?

This week is flying by and it’s Ffffriday! I have got that Friday feeling and the weekend is almost upon us. Today I had a very early start. In order to get everything done before my hyperbaric oxygen appointment I needed to drag myself out of my lovely bed at 6.30am! Well in fact Pete had to drag me out. He pulled back the duvet… the cruel Bear! But I have to admit I feel great for having got up done meditation, 10 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes of  hard core extreme rebounding ( I sweat a lot, it’s not a pretty sight!) then heat and air for 30 minutes, jumped in the shower after body brushing and saying affirmations then juiced and had supplements.

I was as ever reluctant to go to the hyperbaric appointment, however they are such lovely people there and I kept myself calm and thought an hour and twenty minutes will fly by… (Please!?)

It did until about 15 minutes to the end and then everyone was jittery and looking at their watches. Thankfully the mask I used today was comfortable and I didn’t have any ‘moments’ whilst in there. It’s like anything, the more you do it the easier it gets.

I have since got home, done a coffee enema and had company. That sounds weird right? My kitty decided she would curl up the floor with me whilst I lay there relaxing for 15 minutes. I’ve done a few clients and now I am free for the afternoon preparing for our Burns Night tonight. A night of fun, frolics, tartan and haggis! (Mine’s vegetarian)

 

More deliveries

I have today received an order of Flor essence in the post. I was urged to buy this after reading many positive things about it. Flor essence is a great brand of Essiac tea. Essiac tea is a well known tea blend of Burdock root, sheep sorrel herb, slippery elm bark, watercress herb, Turkish rhubarb root, kelp, blessed thistle herb, and red clover blossom. It has been featured for many decades as a canSer cure in the early stages of canSer but the reason I bought it is that it is a great liver detoxifier and immune system booster. It can aid people whilst on chemotherapy and also be of comfort to those who are in much later stages of canSer. Laboratory experiments show that the blend possesses such properties such as; antioxidant, immunostimulant, and anti-inflammatory effects.

When the Essiac mixture was originally formulated by a Canadian Ojibwa healer an unknown number of years ago, it was intended to purify the body and maintain balance between body and spirit. In accordance with this, Essiac is frequently used for its antioxidant properties.

Because of it immune strengthening effects, Essiac is commonly used for treating pain and swelling associated with generalized inflammation (such as that associated with arthritis and respiratory tract infections), HIV/AIDS, other infections, and cancer.

I haven’t tried it yet but will let you know when I do.

 

What should triple negative canSer survivors eat?

I received an email from a blog

ging friend with a link to a website regarding food for breast cancer. Click the link below and it gives full information on what foods should be avoided and what foods that would benefit for those with triple negative breast canSer. The website Food for Breast Cancer is written by Sarah Charles, a breast cancer survivor with a mathematics degree from UCLA and a graduate degree from Harvard.  The information provided on her site is supported with a lot of scientific research and links to evidence. I have found it really interesting and quite exciting.

Here is the link:

http://foodforbreastcancer.com/articles/what-should-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients-and-survivors-eat%3f

Right enough chit chat I have neeps and tatties to peel and chop, haggis to prepare and I guess I ought to try and practise my Scottish accent. I bet everyone will think I am from Wales not Scotland! Ha ha! Pictures to follow.

Have a great weekend all!

Light and Love.

C

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Fermented foods are good for your gut….

Morning! I am feeling particularly spritely today despite a bad night’s sleep. I go on a lot about sleep but it’s so important in keeping healthy. The way I see is that I can go to bed early tonight so let’s fire on all cylinders today.

I have used my morning wisely by meditating, doing 15 minutes of yoga followed by 40 minutes of rebounding then after having a green juice and supplements I had a coffee enema and cleared my sinuses using the neti pot with Himalayan salt.

I am a tad excited. This weekend I had friends visit us whom we met in Ibiza. It was brilliant to see them and catch up and I didn’t even drink any alcohol. That’s a first for me.  I’m also excited as we go to Germany on Wednesday to Dr Nesselhuts clinic to have both our bloods taken for the next round of DC therapy. I still have many unanswered questions following my last visit but I guess I will have to wait until I get there.

I am feeling really buoyant at the moment. Things are sorting themselves out. Little irritations like skin rashes and spots as well as Candida in the mouth are all going away on their own. I can only hope it is because I am being good to my body.

Last week during the recovery of Candida I did some research into gut health. Little did I realise how good German cooking is for me! Being married to a half German I had always embraced his traditions but was delighted to find out that sauerkraut is so very good for you. Thankfully we had a big jar of sauerkraut sitting in our cupboard which my hubby made into a tasty supper.

It seems like every day, another scientific discovery is made showing the link between the bacteria in our gut and the health of the rest of our bodies. The best way to boost your gut bacteria is to consume nutrient- and probiotic-rich fermented foods. Here are just a few reasons why you should add them to your diet:

Fermented foods improve digestion. Fermenting our foods is sort of like pre-digesting them (sorry about the mental image!). That makes them easier to digest, and easier for our bodies to absorb their nutrients.

Fermentation actually makes foods more nutritious. On top of the fact that we can more easily absorb their nutrients, studies have shown that traditionally fermented dairy products actually provide more vitamins than conventional or even raw milk. (of course I don’t consume dairy but this is still an interesting fact for those of you that do) Veggies, fruits, beans and grains also become more nutritious after they ferment.

Fermentation also helps get rid of anti-nutrients. Fermentation helps eliminate phytic acid, an anti-nutrient that hangs out in grains, beans, seeds and nuts. Reducing the phytic acid makes it easier for our guts to absorb minerals, so you get more bang for your buck.

‘Sugar and refined carbohydrates cause damage while fermented foods heal.’
Fermented foods;

Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is finely cut fermented cabbage that is packed with vitamins C, B and K. It also contains a ton of probiotics, including leuconostoc, pediococcus, and lactobacillus. If you’re buying sauerkraut at the store instead of making your own, make sure to choose unpasteurized brands (they should be in the refrigerator aisle.) Pasteurization kills all the helpful bacteria.

Miso

Made from fermented soybeans, miso is a very good source of manganese, zinc and antioxidants. It’s often used in soup recipes, but it can also add flavour to other dishes

 

 

Coconut yogurt
Coconut yogurt is packed with probiotics, and since its non-dairy, it’s a lot easier to digest than conventional yogurt. Coconut is antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial, plus it’s high in electrolytes, calcium, potassium and magnesium.

 

Pickles
Pickles are filled with active bacterial cultures and enzymes. Like sauerkraut, make sure you purchase lacto-fermented pickles from the refrigerator section, not the kind made with vinegar — they may taste similar, but they don’t have the same health benefits. And remember to drink your pickle juice!
With all this in mind I happily chowed down a huge helping of sauerkraut last week and aim to introduce fermented foods into my diet more readily. I’m going to go and make a miso mug right now!