The Joy of Unremarkable
If I sound head-in-the-clouds happy, I am.
Mum recently had an MRI showing ‘absolutely no evidence of metastatic nodal disease or likely recurrent ovarian tumour.’
The pathology went on to report that ‘the remainder of the abdomen and pelvis is unremarkable.’
Others have not been so lucky, as Mum is painfully aware – she has lost too many close friends in the last year.
But she wanted to announce her results, not to rub salt in the wound of those who are still very much struggling with cancer, but because people do wonder, when you choose to say no to chemotherapy, whether it is physically possible to overcome the disease.
Two years on from a very scary diagnosis of ovarian and uterine cancer, Mum cannot say she is ‘cured’ (defined as ‘still breathing’ at five years) however she is thrilled to announce she is in vibrant health.
She recently broadcast details of her alternative journey on Perth-based Radio ECU.
While there is certainly no recipe for success – one man’s panacea can be another man’s poison – Mum is often asked which treatments she’s tried over the last two years and which ones she is still using.
For seasoned readers, please excuse a little revision.
Here are Mum’s top ten at-home treatments – the ones she still uses on a weekly basis.
* Haelan: This fermented soy beverage is backed by some very exciting research. In short it promotes apoptosis (cancer cell death) reduces circulating oestrogen levels, powers up the immune system and more. I recently contacted Walter Wainright, the foremost researcher on Haelan, and will share details of his research shortly.
* Juicing: Yes I know, every Hollywood celebrity worth their Himalayan salt is touting the benefits of green juice – but for good reason. Sipping on a potent green cocktail – think base notes of broccoli sprouts, kale and wheatgrass – not only packs an anti-cancer punch, it also leads to luminous skin and glossy hair.
* Jumping: Rebounding has been shown to slow ageing, oxygenate the blood, re-energize the brain and dramatically increase lymphatic flow – key for removing toxins and dead cancerous cells. Mum spends twenty minutes three times a week on her mini tramp.
* Oxygen: Cancer loves sugar, hates oxygen – arguably the most important thing to remember in cancer prevention. Mum oxygenates her body in a number of ways – dry brushing, trampolining, and breathing through an oxygen mask connected to her at-home oxygen machine.
* Coffee Enemas: Yep, still doing them, at least five times a week. She generally takes her coffee break between 3.30-4pm, just so you know.
* Inspiration: Mum believes a connection to spirit has been vital to her recovery. In our household archangels and spirit guides are referred to like family members and called on frequently for help with everything from dishwasher malfunctions to doctor’s appointments.
* No Dairy: Many experts believe milk feeds cancer, namely through the growth factor, IGF-1. ‘IGF-1 is one of the most powerful promoters of cancer growth ever discovered for cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon,’ says leading physician and nutrition expert Dr. John McDougall.
* Far infrared sauna: Mum hops in the hot box twice a week to sweat out toxins, improve circulation and oxygenate her body (can’t say it enough).
*Vitamins and minerals: Intravenous vitamin C was an important protocol for Mum following her diagnosis, but today she keeps her levels topped up with daily sachets of Lypo-spheric C. She also rubs magnesium oil into her adrenal glands, sprays 5000 iu of D3 in her mouth daily and takes supplements to boost glutathione.
I too have embraced almost all these activities (aside from Haelan and breathing through an oxygen machine) as a way of keeping my body healthy.
These days I bore on about the benefits of a non-dairy diet and I’m fairly evangelical about green juice. I can’t remember the last time I exercised in a gym (now that I have a mini tramp) or started the day without asking Archangel Gabriel for some guidance.
I really can’t thank him enough.
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