• Naturopathy

    Asked by cassienabti on Monday, January 13, 2014

    Naturopathy

    Hello- Last week, my mother was diagnosed with stage IV Cholangiocarcinoma that has metastasized to her bones and lungs. She also has a tumor covering 60% of her liver. Her oncologist gives her 4 months-1 year to live depending on if she does chemo. My question for you is: Have any of you seen a naturopath? Any suggested paths of treatment? My mom's tumor is inoperable.
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    3 Answers from the Community

    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      YES..
      Immediately start doing research on Raw Foods, Juicing and Anti Cancer Supplements.
      Get the book THE CHINA STUDY....check out cancer and grains and simple carbs and bread....and meat.....etc.
      Check out this site below and START today....
      Get the Power Back the ACT....

      http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/

      No guarantee but it's something you can move forward on.....and it helps the rest of the body get healthy.
      My BP is 70/110 and I'm 68 and on no meds.....it was much higher..,...my weight is now 153 and was 175.....Maybe it can help.
      Barry

      about 5 years ago
    • moxie's Avatar
      moxie

      Check out :thecancerassassin.blogspot.com The woman who writes this blog is a long term survivor[long term being 3 yrs]. she has used naturopathy. My spouse was diagnosed 2/19/13 with Stage 4 inoperable Cholangiocarcinoma. She has received 18 chemo treatments using the two available standard chemo protocols: Gemzar/Cisplatin and Folfox/5FU. This slowed the growth for a while but chemo was stopped in November and she began a clinical trial the first week in December. She is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Andrew Zhu who is head of research in Liver Cancer. The clinical trial is with an FDA approved drug used in the treatment of medullary thyroid cancer. The trial is thru MGH and Dana Farber Cancer Center here in Boston. Before diagnosis, we ate a very clean diet: no sugar, no flour, no alcohol, some red meat, chicken and fish. Lots of vegetables and fruit. Mostly organic. Rice and sweet or white potatoes were the only starch. Clean eating certainly helps. My spouse tolerated the chemo pretty well. This is an aggressive cancer that is very rare so not much money for research. I would try anything and everything that your mom is open to do. Also, get hooked up with palliative care. We participate in a palliative care study at MGH since day One. This has been instrumental in her comfort. She also gets acupuncture on a regular basis about 2x per week. This has helped with her symptoms, energy level, chemo effects etc. Good luck. God Bless. Use every moment to love each other.

      about 5 years ago
    • SMT4's Avatar
      SMT4

      I have gone the natural route for many treatments non cancer related and have seen extreme benefit to them. I am not a medical professional or doctore so this is just my humble everydaty person opinion. But I have to say I have seen benefits in nutrition change, vitamin supplements, and natural methods to improve my quality of life on a daily basis. There are also naturepaths that can provide ideas to manage pain, digestion, and other body functions, which I have implemented and they work. Sending you Hugs and Wishing you the best.

      Interesting article on Vitamin C and cancer treatment:
      http://www.doctoryourself.com/cancer_hoffer.html

      http://www.cancercenter.com/bile-duct-cancer/naturopathic-medicine/

      about 5 years ago

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