Food for thought!

This week I decided I would find some recipes with certain ingredients in mind. There are so many super foods and having a cupboard full of wonder herbs and powders I thought it was about time I actually tried using them. I am not a natural cook and with a little help from my mum we made simple things that I can pick at. This isn’t all for me. I am trying to convert people (maybe someone beginning with P) from eating processed sugars as much as possible. There are so many better alternatives. So we whipped up almond butter and lucuma cacao cups and cinnamon apple crisps. The more I try and cut out sweet things the more I want them. So I figure make them as healthy as possible then I can have a pick here and there. Yesterday we made my mums famous Dorset apple cake but with alternatives to the usual ingredients. We exchanged the flour for a gluten free version, goats butter, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. It may not look amazing but it tasted really good!

 

I now want to make some alternatives for breakfast and will be attempting to make buckwheat granola with goji berries, dried coconut, and other little gems. For dessert I have made cacao coconut and vanilla chia seed pudding. It can be eaten cold or warm and is so filling and full of protein.

My repertoire is expanding and I am becoming slightly more adventurous. The problem is now I have a kitchen full of goodies! Eek!

I’m off to have the RGCC blood test tomorrow and I don’t want to be caught hungry so will be taking goodies in the car to keep mum and I going.  A kind of car picnic… yummy.

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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Banish Blue Monday…

Another weekend has come and gone and as ever it has been full of fun and love. We visited our friends who we only see a few times per year. It’s not for the want of seeing them it’s just they are very busy people! After a thoroughly jolly time Bear and I headed off to use the facilities of a spa. We worked out, had a swim, steam and jacuzzi as well as a facial together. It was bliss and a great way to spend our Sunday.  Note to self must have more treatments together. It’s such a lovely way of maintaining closeness sharing time like that together.

On our return there were yet more deliveries waiting for me and I always get a little bit alarmed at the thought of what have I bought this time?! It’s amazing how quickly I forget. I have been ordering many new supplements that I have read about in a few books recently and in the process thought that a few may benefit me and also Pete. I am having a meeting this Wednesday with a specialist dietician so I will ask her thoughts on them before taking them. Once I have the low down I will share on here.

I have been preparing for the appointment by completing food diaries and divulging all the supplements and medication I currently take. The list is endless it feels like…

The thing with taking supplements is that you can get carried away. There is no denying that I feel great and would I feel great if I didn’t take these supplements? I know it is best to always get as many vitamins and minerals from actual food intake except for the obvious things such as vitamin D3 which unless you live in a sunny country and spend a great deal outside is needed in a supplement format.  It is possible however to get vitamin d form certain foods.

Here are some foods high in vitamin D;

Shitake and button mushrooms

surprisingly, the dried versions of shiitake mushrooms are high in vitamin D. This may be due to the fact that these mushrooms are great at sucking up sunlight. Shiitake mushrooms are also rich in B vitamins like B1 and B2. Make sure that you find mushrooms that have been dried in the sun, not by artificial means, in order to achieve the benefits of high vitamin D content.

Mackerel

A small, 3½ ounce portion of these high omega-3 containing fish will give you 90% of your recommended daily amount. Currently, it is recommended that people eat more of these oily fishes to infuse their bodies with the vitamins and omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA’s) that the human body cannot produce on its own.

Sardines

Sardines are one of the best foods sources of vitamin D. One small tin can of sardines will provide you with approximately 70% of your daily needs. These tiny canned fish are also a great source for vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and selenium.

 

Eggs

Eggs are another food that contains vitamin D in small amounts. Eating one egg daily will provide you with approximately 10% of your daily needs. I recommend eating free range organic farmed eggs from a local source if possible.

 

That said I still always have my eyes open and my ears close to the ground as you never know what could be the one thing that helps stop canSer such as modified citrus pectin which may prevent metastases. Hearing about these sorts of things with such bold statements stop me in my tracks and I can’t help but think well if it doesn’t do any harm then why not try?

Modified citrus pectin is derived from the pulp and rinds of citrus fruits which have been altered to produce shorter sugar chains. Thanks to these shorter sugar chains, the pectin is more easily absorbed through the intestinal tract and into the bloodstream. This has a mean ability to halt metastasis – the spread of cancer. In one study involving melanoma cells, MCP decreased tumour metastasis to the lung by more than 90%.Along with mopping up cancer cells MCP can also draw toxins and heavy metals from the body – often the underlying cause of disease. Well based on that snippet of information that has caught my attention and I wonder why I hadn’t heard of it before?

But as I say I have a list of about 5 supplements that have caught my attention lately and I will ask some advice before adding or alternating for some I already I take.  I don’t want to overload my body anymore than it already is.

I have today taken steps to booking to go to…. Switzerland! I am not off on another holiday but booking for a week at a treatment centre to receive GcMAF. After having received a lovely email from a patient who has just returned from there with nothing but positive comments I felt compelled to give it a go. The cost is currently less than having treatment in Germany at only 3000 Euros for the whole week plus hotel and flights. On checking out the data it seems it is very close to Lake Geneva and the airport is only about 40 minutes away. It won’t be until March but at least I know it is being booked. At least I get to see some of the world whilst travelling for treatment. There is always a bonus to every situation.

Today is apparently Blue Monday as it is classed the most depressing day of the year. I am unsure as to why as I feel that January has so much to look forward to. But if you are feeling blue here’s a little picture to cheer you up….

 

 

Light and Love.

C x

Mistletoe, Fermented Soy and Cannabis? Whatever next..Well if I must, in the name of research!

When you embark on the canSer research route there are many claims as to what is the cure for canSer and it is usually something natural and nothing to do with the big Pharma companies.

I am true believer of having an open mind and I am still coming across information of things that are beneficial. In the last couple of days there have been a few things that have sprung out at me.

Mistletoe therapy is the first one. Mistletoe extract has in fact been used for centuries to treat illnesses such as hypertension, epilepsy, headaches, menopausal symptoms, infertility and arthritis. And more recently it has been used to treat those diagnosed with cancer. This isn’t what I do with mistletoe… Kissing comes to mind!

The treatment was first introduced by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman in the 1920′s and since then, a number of research projects have been undertaken to investigate the effect of using mistletoe on tumours in animals or plants, in vitro, and on cancer patients.

What’s so good about Mistletoe?

  • Extracts of mistletoe have been found to kill mouse, rat and human cancer cells in lab tests
  • Improves immune function
  • It has anti-tumoural effects when administered either directly into the tumour or systemically
  • It is classified as a biological response modifier (a substance that stimulates the body’s response to infection and disease)
  • Extracts of mistletoe have been shown in the laboratory to prevent the growth of new blood vessels needed for tumours to grow
  • MT can be used safely alongside conventional treatment such as chemo, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapies such as Herceptin or Avastin
  • MT has an excellent safety record and is widely used in Europe as a “complementary therapy”
  • Protects the DNA in white blood cells in the laboratory, including cells that have been exposed to DNA-damaging chemo drugs

How is it administered?

MT typically starts with low doses of Mistletoe administered intravenously gradually over time working up to higher concentrations. The aim for using higher doses is to jump-start the immune system and help it to recognise any foreign bodies such as rogue cancer cells.

 

Then popped up something called Haelan 951. I came across this on another blog from someone who has been using it for ovarian cancer.

 

 

The fermented soy beverage, Haelan 951, has, over the last 20 years, shown that it will significantly improve a cancer patient’s clinical conditions and quality of life,’ says Don Lofquist a representative at Haelan Products Inc, ‘The product has reversed some Stage IV cancers where other treatments could not.’

Haelan 951 is a fermented soy product which isn’t easy to get hold of and apparently tastes terrible.

The history of it stems back to 989 Lesley Todesco learned of a fermented soy product from China that had worked wonders for a friend of hers.

After learning more about the benefits of the product, Lesley and her husband Joe decided it needed to be made available in the United States.

The company now sells thousands of bottles a week to people all around the world.

According to, head of the Haelan Research Foundation, Walter Wainwright, the fermented soy product fights cancer through the following mechanisms:

* Anti-angiogenesis: When a cancer cell becomes deprived of its blood flow it secretes an enzyme, which causes new blood vessels to grow around the oxygen deficient cells. This process is called angiogenesis. Haelan helps cut off this blood supply.

* Promotes apoptosis: In other words Haelan helps cancer cells die. In one study Haelan 951 reduced the anti-apoptosis gene expression BC12 on breast cancer cells twice as effectively as chemotherapy (doxorubicin).  It also increased the pro-apoptosis gene expression 500% better than doxorubicin (without the risk of leukaemia, heart failure, infertility, vomiting and mouth sores that comes with taking the drug).

* Supercharges Immunity 700%: The fermented soy product has been shown to significantly boost the number of active macrophage – the large white blood cells that digest cellular debris.

* Slows Cancer Growth: Patients resistant to platinum chemotherapy have been shown to do remarkably well on Haelan 951. When one patient was treated with chemotherapy her tumour doubled every 30 days. But after consuming Haelan 951, for nine months, the tumour doubled every 365 days instead.

* Reduces circulating oestrogen levels:  Haelan has been shown to significantly lower the oestrogens which damage cellular DNA and increase breast, ovarian and other hormone driven cancers. Studies have shown an 81% decrease in the ‘bad oestrogens’for healthy women consuming this whole soy product.

Well for me this is exciting and as always I didn’t stop there. I have since found the European stockist who has emailed me and told me that I would need a bottle of this stuff every day for at least 20 days then half a bottle a day for another 40 days. The cost is as expected not cheap. One box with 20 bottles cost € 950 plus transportation € 70 to deliver to the UK. I am still deciding if this is something I should do… I feel spoilt at the moment as I try not to have anything that I don’t like. But I guess in the hope of being cured I have to man the hell up!

Then the last new thing is cannabinoids. After my friend posted me an article in the Sunday Times about a woman who has a brain tumour who should have gone blind, if not dead by now I decided to look into this further. She decided not to have any conventional treatment and isn’t afraid of dying. I am in awe of that attitude. Instead she came across the ‘Wizard of Woodacre’. He is a man who lives in California where cannabis is legal. But this isn’t cannabis as we know it. Imagine me sitting here with a spliff in hand… Yeah man! No I don’t smoke and I certainly don’t want to do cannabis! But this is different.
If you are looking for the latest advances in medical cannabis, then you need to know about CBD rich strains. CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of the many cannabinoids that make up the medicine’s active healing properties. In order to qualify as “CBD Rich”, the product must have more than 4% CBD. Research has identified CBD as the main ingredient responsible for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. In addition, CBD shrinks tumours and inflammation. CBD is also good for reducing pain and helps with insomnia. It has significant analgesic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduction in anxiety and stress.

All strains that are CBD rich have a lower THC content. THC is the ingredient that makes one feel “high” or “Stoned”. CBD acts to mitigate the “High” of the THC. For this reason, most recreational strains have been bred to reduce the CBD content.

I decided in the name of research to contact the Wizard. I had a Skype meeting with him yesterday. He is a very calm humble guy who explained how they work with a very small number of people and the ingredients are all organic. The product is given in a tincture form. The tincture is made up of 190% alcohol and I would need to take 3ml of the blends 3 times per day for at least three months. The lady featured in the article has been using it since January. Again the cost isn’t cheap. Including shipping from the US I would be looking at approximately $800 dollars per month which is approximately £495. So this is food for thought. I am worried about side effects. The Wizard said I may feel a bit ‘high’ for the first few days as I would get some sort of effect from the THC in the tincture. However this would be rectified by the CBD’s in it. I have to admit I am not thrilled in the thought of using this but it’s an option and if I am to be pushed into a position whereby I am running out of options then all three of these things I would definitely consider. I really liked speaking to the founder of the product and can’t wait to speak with him again sometime.

When it comes to cost and having an open mind I am so very fortunate to have Pete. He would happily find the funds for me to have any of these treatments. He weighs it up with the cost of other spending that we do or used to do, going out on a Saturday night for example and buying clothes.

I think I will let it all sink in a few days and maybe wait to see what feels right.

Ever since the pranic healing  and following his advice to remove crystals from my environment I have extracted every single one hanging, sitting and hiding around my house and from my being. I feel better, actually. I am convinced that canSer has to be treated on every level and that includes the etheric body. I will make a decision on the physical body in due course. If anyone has experience of any of these healing therapies mentioned please do contact me and share!

Light n Love… Man! He he!

Have a great weekend. Wrap up and bolt everything down because there is a storm coming!