• How do you answer people who think all you have to do is eat the right foods and get the right PH level

    Asked by digger6218 on Friday, November 11, 2011

    How do you answer people who think all you have to do is eat the right foods and get the right PH level

    Makes me feel like I did something to cause this. Like my lifestyle choices need to change and I can beat cancer.

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    • Indyeastside's Avatar

      Hey Digger,

      I'm not sure that I am qualified to answer this one. But I think there are a lot of healthy folks that get cancer as well. Think its an indescriminant killer.

      I do believe that it can not hurt to take the healthy path as prevention. If you count all the wrong things to do-I did them and I got cancer-so I guess that I am a poster boy for the correctness of things not to do.

      By getting healthy now-we can beat this thing. Kind of like quitting smoking, may not be a total reverse but an extender of life.

      Good luck and keep swinging.

      over 9 years ago
    • kkkkk's Avatar

      I fall in the category of doing all of the "right" things. Family history may have some bearing. It can happen to anyone. I think people just get scared that it can happen to them and they're looking for reassurance that it won't. Don't let anyone make you feel like you did something to cause this, just concentrate on what you can do now to get better and enjoy the gift of life!

      over 9 years ago
    • PetraW's Avatar

      The question for me of "why" I got cancer, was not a very productive one. There are too many factors that could have contributed to specifically find the right answer. What is in the past is also something we can no longer change, so why dwell on it. But we can do things in the future that can contribute to a reduction of a chance of recurrence. There is very much information out there, especially when it comes to diet and we all have to find our individual paths through this. For me changing my diet is one factor that I have control over. There are others such as stress, priorities, exercise etc. I am also watching and changing.

      With food there are so many "experts", some of the theories contradict each other, but most of them agree on a few basic things: eat as much plant based food as possible, no red meat, as little as possible animal fats and products and that includes dairy and eggs. No sugar, little grains. Anything processed or refined is not very good. Overall, I try my best, but everything has to be in a balance for me. So I do eat some cheese, I do put good yogurt into my smoothies, I have some scrambled eggs here and there, I do have a piece of pie off and on. There are things I have completely cut out: red meat, refined sugar, no transfats (chips, french fries, other oil fried items) and I cook everything fresh.

      For me the food thing is something I can easily do, it makes my body feel better, I have lost weight. I don't make it a dogma or a religion. I don't think food is the only thing you need to do to battle cancer. I went through with all the standard medicine practices (surgeries and chemo) and the food and other alternative methods, like vitamins, Reiki, Accupuncture, etc. are things that can give additional support to the healing process. I don't believe that there is a single method that can fix it all for ever. It's a combination of many different aspects and we all have to find the path that fits us best. We all make mistakes and we all don't know for sure as we cannot predict the future - even the "experts".

      over 9 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      snake oils sales me come out of the wood work when u have cancer. cancer happens our world is toxic even vegans get cancer. dont let anyone make u think u deserve cancer or did it to yourself!!

      over 9 years ago
    • lovekitties' Avatar

      If the answer to how anyone gets cancer were a simple one, no one would get cancer again.

      There are so many factors and cancer does not seem to be limited by heritage, financial status, eating habits, working conditions, etc. True, some things have been found to cause a higher rate of cancer in a population than others, but there are those in the same situation who never got cancer.

      It never hurts to be mindful of your overall health, but that is not the key to preventing cancer, just as good eating and exercise do not prevent heart attacks in 100% of the people who do that.

      No one on this earth has the answers...yet.

      over 9 years ago
    • Janice's Avatar

      I sooo agree with kkkkk. People are afraid so if they think you did something wrong and they don't, they won't get cancer. It is what it is. I am 63 - when my parents were my age, the only thing their friends died from was cirosis (?) of the liver, accidents, and occasional heart attacks. Only 1 person they knew had cancer, and almost her whole family had it. I know personally, and through friends of a really number of people with cancer in their 40's and 50's. My personal opinion is that the whole environment of chemicals, etc., plays a big part. As was mentioned, even vegans get cancer. You can't blame yourself - how will that help? Yes, I am more aware of eating healthier. I have melanoma, probably from sun exposure. I can't change that. People get lung cancer who have never smoked. I try to eat better, but I'm not giving up potato chips! Surround yourself with people who support you.

      over 9 years ago
    • RuthAnne's Avatar

      Well, Steve Jobs supposedly went the 'natural' route and now they're saying that it contributed to the spread of his cancer. Although good nutrition and exercise is a good compliment to chemotherapy, they won't cure your cancer. I've gotten to the point where when I'm accused of causing my own cancer, I respond with, "Bite me." That usually ends the conversation.

      over 9 years ago
    • Suzi's Avatar

      I had NONE of the risk factors for cancer but was diagnosed with Pagets disease of the nipple ( a rare form of breast cancer) last summer @ the age of 45. I try to eat healthy, am not overweight, don't smoke, & exercise somewhat regularly ( no family history either). Sometimes these things just happen & there is no "blame factor". Do the proven treatments the Dr.'s suggest, get through this "hellish" part of your life by using all of the positive supports you can, & then get back to your life :)

      over 9 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      You don't answer it at all. They are making a statement not asking a question. Statements don't require a response. Ignore it and change the subject.

      over 9 years ago

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