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This is a long post.  I’m sure I’ll get an email from my “blog-spirit-guide” about it.  But it’s important, so get another cUP of coffee and read on.  It’s a serious topic, with my usual twisted, well, twist!

Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer  cells do not show UP in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.   (It’s not because they did crummy in med school.)
 
Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a  person’s lifetime. 
 
When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.   (Yeah!)
 
When a person has cancer it indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,  but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors. (Boo!)
 
To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing one’s diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.  (This does not mean you can eat all day long.)
 
Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells 
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc. 

It’s a take no prisoners kinda thing.

 
Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.   Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction. 

It still sucks!
 
When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications. 
 
Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. 
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites. 
 
An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.   And a recent report from Johns Hopkins says that chemo isn’t the only way to fight cancer.

Which is what this is all about.

 
CANCER CELLS FEED ON: 
 
Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made  with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.  (I have no idea what that is, or where to find it…so, I guess I’m screwed.  And thank goodness they didn’t mention Sweet n Low!)
 
Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in thegastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting 
off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.   (OK, I’m sure the “Milk does a body good” people are gonna’ be pissed, and since soy milk makes men grow boobs faster than smoking pot, I’ll take the risk…who wants to look like Simon Cowell?)
 
Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. We’re not talking Jefferson Airplane and Jethro Tull here.  A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock   antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all  harmful, especially to people with cancer.   (Again, screwed!  Fish has mercury, BP has totally hosed the seafood for a while, and chickens have breasts the size of a couch pillow…and I’m sure I’ve got enough parasites in my body already.  Anyone want to go to Texas Road House?)
 
A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.   About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live 
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance 
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building  healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most 
vegetables including be an sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at 
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).  (A diet made of 80% fresh fruits and vegetables will bankrUPt a family.)
 
Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer 
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap 
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. (Oh, crap!  Seriously, screwed here, and on coffee alone, I should be totally dead by now!  Chocolate…hello, cheaper than therapy, and quite frankly, I’ll take the risk!  And green tea, well that’s just for hybrid driving, earth shoe wearing, compost heaping hippies!  Avoid coffee, like that’s gonna’ happen!)

Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes.  Undigested meat remaining in the  intestines becomes putrefied (gross) and leads to more toxic buildUP.  (I could have lived the rest of my life without hearing this, but since I read it, you have to know too.)
 
Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. (Little boogers!)  By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells. (Note to enzymes, work smarter AND harder!)
 
Some sUPplements build UP the immune system  (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, 
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other sUPplements like vitamin E are known 
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s  normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.  (Seems that vitamin E gets credit for everything, and as to suplements, I take enough crap already, I’m sure I’d lose weight if I just took fewer pills.  Maybe my lovely niece, Mackenzie, who’s a Doctor would like to weigh in on this one!)
 
Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.  A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to  have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life. (Ok, something I can live with.  Grouchy people are sick people, and they make others sick too…be happy today!  Find your moment of Zen.)
 
Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells. (Finally, something I do!  Maybe there’s hope afterall!)

And according to the doctors at Johns Hopkins, which is where I stole all this from read this, there are some things we can do around the kitchen to help ourselves out.

  1. No plastic containers in micro. 
 
  2. No water bottles in freezer. 
 
  3. No plastic wrap in microwave.. 
 
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer.  Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soUPs, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper the dioxin problem is one of the reasons.  (So much for cutting a slit in the plastic top!)

Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

See, I told you those green beans tasted funny!

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