My last post may have been more technical than some of you were comfortable with. I assure you that my book is not highly technical although I do share some of the “science” regarding a few topics. In this post, I’m going to keep it simple and share seven critical things I learned about cancer that helped me beat it.
ONE: I learned that cancer cannot live in a body chemistry that is kept slightly alkaline rather than acidic. When I learned this fact, I ordered litmus paper and began checking my morning urine daily. I learned that eating a plant based diet , supplementing with Barley Power tablets (www.greensupreme.org), and getting the stress out of my life (“resting in the Lord”) keep me balanced. Juicing (drinking homemade vegetable juice daily) is a tremendous boost in maintaining a healthy biochemical balance.
TWO: I learned that cancer (tumor cells) must have sugar to live. In fact, PET scans, tumor cells are identified by their profuse uptake of sugar. I deleted sugar, food and drink that contain sugar, and food that readily converts to sugar (like white bread) from my diet. Sugar is absolutely “cancer fertilizer”. Good cinnamon supplements (with no additives) can help you with your sugar cravings which you can squelch within two weeks.
THREE: I learned that certain nutrients in foods actually fight cancer by (a) enhancing apoptosis or the suicide of tumor or pre-tumor cells, and (b) reducing angiogenesis or the mechanism by which tumor cells trick the body to develop extra blood supply to them. These foods include but are not limited to: organic berries, turmeric (curcumin) and some other spices, garlic, green tea and other foods listed in an appendix of my book and on the “resource” page of this blog as well as my book blog, www.slamthedooroncancer.com . And, yes, organic is important.
FOUR: I learned that actively honoring my “immune system” was very important to allow my body to do what it is created to do–fight tumor cells. I found the research on Transfer Point Beta Glucan indicated this supplement is quite potent in boosting the immune system (especially T cells that literally “eat” tumor cells). I began taking Beta Glucan and get it from www.betterwayhealth.com.
FIVE: I learned that drinking a lot of pure water is absolutely essential for healing and health. For a few years I distilled my own water with a countertop machine, but then changed to a Zero Water Filter (again countertop). The Zero is not expensive, uses no electricity, and reduces total dissolved solids in “tap water” to zero. It comes with a digital meter to keep track of when to change filters. I buy mine from www.amazon.com. Coffee, tea (except herbal), sodas, alcohol are negatives to health and often provide tumor cells the sugar they require.
SIX: I learned that quantity, quality, and regularity of sleep is often overlooked as a cancer fighter. Our bodies want to heal and they do so primarily while we sleep. Sleep depravation is a cumulative health hazard we must avoid because it can be seriously damaging to our DNA and open the door to cancer.
SEVEN: I learned how important our cell membranes are and that they are largely constructed of certain healthy fats. I researched the “Budwig Protocol” which is simply combining organic flax oil with a high sulfur protein like cottage cheese or yogurt and including it in daily diet. I add berries if I use yogurt and I chop up some fresh vegetables in it if I use cottage cheese (organic of course). I talked about this a bit in my last post. There is now a product called CelltraMax that I use as a “portable Budwig Protocol” when I need it. It is available from www.bodybyvinpro.com .
These seven things were my “arsenal” as I set out to make my body a place cancer could not live. Sometimes people scoff at the idea that we have control over whether or not our bodies will “host” a tumor. They prefer to think of cancer as random bad luck hoping some “expert” will fight their battle for them. I don’t understand that point of view. I knew my Creator had made my body to be healthy and I knew He was, therefore, “for me” as I set out to move into an “anti-cancer lifestyle”. Knowing God absolutely loves you and wants you in full blown health is the foundation for health restoration of wholeness which includes body, soul, and spirit.
The single most important thing I learned spiritually was how to pray effectively. I learned that whatever decisions and choices I made needed to line up with God’s intent for me. Whatever I did needed to be rooted in “peace in my spirit” so I learned to pray and listen before making decisions and choices. I also learned to spend time in God’s Word and I found the “healing scriptures” energized my healing of body and soul (which cannot be separated). There are many “healing scriptures” in an appendix of my book as well as in pages on both blogs.