• Is anyone out there even considering fighting cancer holistically?

    Asked by Ddancer on Monday, February 4, 2013

    Is anyone out there even considering fighting cancer holistically?

    I still can't bring myself to do chemo. I started talking just in my circle of friends about changing my diet, nutrition, de-toxing my body etc and people who have done just that and are cancer free are coming out of the woodwork! I am going to try it and see what will happen. Goal: for the tumor to shrink, even a little! Result: A new life style will/has begun no matter what, I can take control, at least try.
    Staying Alive by Brenda Hunter is the read of choice to help me on this journey, along with my chiropractor who has my whole being in mind.

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    • HearMeRoar's Avatar

      Hi DDancer - I am doing both. Trying to go sugar free gluten free and taking full advantage of modern medicine. As a young mama with a lot left to contribute to her kids and to her community I gotta kick it with all I've got. I wish you all the best in the path you take. Peace to you. XOXO!

      over 5 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      I am the caretaker of my husband (Peroll) with 8.5 years of Stage 4 colon cancer. He is on chemo and I have fiddled with his diet through the years to no avail. However this time he is having the worst yet chemo side effects and I have changed his diet in an effort to make him more comfortable. He is in the 5% survival rate, and this time I have made drastic changes to his diet by cutting out all wheat, stachy carbs, gluten, sugar, eggs, peanuts, and most dairy (he refused to give up cheese), a lot of greens, corn feed beef. He's eating fish at least 3x's a week and since live in Seattle wild salmon is everywhere which is nice and healthy for him.

      Healthy food intake and chemo is they way we're fighting it.

      over 5 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      I also wanted to ask if you could/would share what brings you to the decision to not do chemo? Is surgery an option for you?

      Thank you

      over 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Well, I would say we are all fighting cancer holistically, since it effects our whole beings. But I suspect what you are really asking is if anybody is trying to cure cancer with alternative medicine. Nutrition, and de-tox are fine for colonoscopies, but they don't cure cancer. Just because there are people who do that that haven't been diagnosed with cancer doesn't mean that has anything to do with why they don't have cancer. Whether or not to treat your cancer with the proven standard of care or not is your decision to make. I just hope you make an informed decision not based on a few anecdotal stories with no evidence to support them.

      over 5 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      I have chosen not to do chemo but my decision is based on my specific health history (high resistance to chemicals, harsh/negative reactions to pharmaceuticals), the type of cancer I have (stage III melanoma), the prognosis for treatment with chemo of my cancer (very low odds of chemo doing much good, if any), my family health history (no history of health problems or cancer-average life span of 90 years) and my general state of health (Excellent. If I wanted to find things to change about my diet, lifestyle, I would be hard pressed as I already live(d) the way they tell you too which only goes to prove (to me as least) that no one is immune to cancer just by diet, healthy living, etc.).

      It was not a decision taken lightly nor one I would want anyone to follow based simply on my results (so far, so good). You owe it to yourself to look at all the variables before you decide--treat yourself with as much objectivity as possible. If surgery is feasible (I had surgery and the results informed my decision (tumor was on the surface and successfully removed with clear margins, only one node (of 27) with signs of any cancer, scans clear, blood work clear). For me surgery was a no brainer and should be skipped only in the rarest circumstances i.e., it cannot be performed at all without causing death.), you should. Its one thing to not do chemo after surgery when all visible signs of cancer have been removed and you have a situation like mine, but you really are fighting a towering wave if you are trying to beat it while the tumor still exists. There is no proven magic pill, diet, etc., no matter what the claims. If there were, we would all be doing it.

      over 5 years ago
    • Canto's Avatar

      I think we all go through this...and it's exhausting. Chemo just goes against our nature to "poison" ourselves. After listening, reading, praying, I'm doing both:Chemo :/ and juicing, organic whole foods, etc. My oncologist is fully on board with that as well. I don't call cancer a "battle", rather figuring out why a child is crying...really helping yourself to discern what is going on...without going crazy and overthinking everything. As my husband pointed out, Linda McCartney (Paul's wife) was a vegetatarian and died of breast cancer. More than anything, hoping you'll find peace of heart and mind.

      over 5 years ago
    • ElizaM's Avatar

      I have boosted my immune system with constant shots of mistletoe (remember Suzanne Sommers?), taking loads of zinc and copper-reducing supplements, with great improvements; cold-pressed Hemp Oil is what I use to help in all directions, and many other supplements, like Vit D, and it is all helping bring down my CEA readings. Chemotherapy, on the other hand, had it climbing off the charts, and is so highly toxic who knows what damage it really does, long term, and I have never felt so close to death as I did during that conventional treatment. Vit C infusions are also recommended, and dietary changes and loads of exercise also contribute significantly to one's ability to overcome this disease. One's attitude is also vitally important and the quality of life you can enhance by taking charge of your own health, not relying on any one source outside of yourself. You know yourself better than anyone else. There are all kinds of reports out there supporting a very pro-active approach to taking charge of one's own health and I really support you wholeheartedly that you are looking into going beyond the regular western medicine approach which does nothing but pad the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies. Those "powers" have suppressed and controlled all kinds of studies that have indeed already found cures for cancer but they would not line the pockets of those pharmaceutical companies - ergo we are limited in our choices in the western medicine word. I send you ever best wish for continued strength to take charge of your own being, physical and soul-wise, and encourage you to keep exploring. It is empowering. Namaste.

      over 5 years ago

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