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    mwfd wrote on Shterna's wall

    The information from BarbarainBham was very solid in recommending Cleveland and Columbus. There is another possible option in Dayton/Centerville area. The web site is hormonebalance.org. Dr. Glaser has helped me, but my breast cancer was only a Stage I. I am receiving testosterone implants every 12 weeks. She also has me on a strict diet similar to geekling. No matter what you choose, I hope you can get some relief.

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      Thanks,will look that up as well,Dayton is 45 min from me,great!

      4 months ago
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    P. S. If you want a taller cake, use a bottom layer of (presoaked or germinated) walnuts and a quarter cup of grapes and a teeny dash of good salt all blended together. Doesnt need to be quite as smooth as the top layer.

    Just as with the fruit, nut/seed combinations can vary.


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    Thanx! Sure, lol, just for you. I wrote a book about preparing raw & living food which includes about 200 recipes and snacks. In the book, the recipies are laid out with an ingredient list and simple directions.

    If you ever have interest:


    Other than that, soak 3 cups of 'white' nuts in water until they plump up. Can be cashews or Brazil nuts or macadamia or any combo thereof. Discard the water once they plump up. You can put these softened nuts into a Vitamix or a food processor or a big Ninja container. Add the juice of a lime. Add 3 tablespoons of "young" coconut meat. This is the gel which forms (will eventually become hard coconut meat) inside a water coconut. I buy them at WFs or an Asian market or a local flea market (I am in So Fla). Add 3 tablespoons of coconut water (or plain filtered water if that is all you have). Plunk in 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla (or use a bit more than 1/2 of a vanilla bean sliced lengthwise to expose the seed). Add 3 tablespoons of honey or coconut nectar (Sometimes I use 3 dates which are soaked in water to cover until they soften & use the sweetened soak water instead of the coconut water). Add a pinch of Redmund or Himalayan salt (unprocessed and with minerals) and blend until it is all smooth.

    Now that it is all smooth add some fruit. At current, I am using papaya (free from the trees) which will turn the mix a very pale orange/yellow. Mix again until all blended smoothly.

    Because I have silicon molds, I was able to slice up a kiwi and drop the sliced into the mold. Then pour and press the nut mixture into the mold making a sort of upside down cake. Then I freeze it. If you dont have molds, use a springform pan. Pour the nut mix into the springform. Arrange kiwi slices on top and freeze. Once frozen, release the springform or remove the silicon mold.

    Keep the cake frozen until you are ready to eat. Unfreeze on counter and cut into wedges. Leftovers can be refrozen and eaten when ready. If you prefer, slice into portions and store that way.

    It is much less complicated than it sounds. The techniques are new but there are only 5 ingredients plus salt and water. You can sit and relax or do something else while the nuts are soaking in a big glass jar and the dates in a smaller jar or glass and once the cake is freezing. Other than those times, when you arent paying attention, it only takes a few minutes to put everything together and near as long to clean up your tools.

    There are endless variations. I made a bat for Halloween using black mulberries and nuts, as example.

    The nuts contain minerals. The fruits contain vitamins and enzymes.

    Best wishes

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      A yr ago my iron panel was fine so the onc said it was the medication.now the iron is low so tomorrow I'm getting iron in iv.Also there's a possibility that I might be losing blood from mass in colon.I guess it's all a guessing game but the center in Columbus,2 hrs away from me,sounds like a great idea.
      Thanks again!!!!

      4 months ago
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      Shtema, I'm glad you're getting some iron. Ask them what you should eat to keep the hemoglobin up. If you've not been eating meat and your oncologist doesn't know that, it could make a difference. Please update us again.

      4 months ago
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      I believe in the power of a plant based diet, as well. There are many reputable physicians that support this diet for disease treatment, T Colin Campbell is a very well known cardiologist, for one example. Dr Max Gerson developed a cancer-fighting diet in the 1920's, despite ridicule from the American Medical Society, there are clinics operating under the Gerson name to this day, and his books remain in print. There is definitely healing through natural remedies. When Hippocrates said "Let Food Be Thy Medicine", he was right. Our food today is packed full of hormones, dyes, pesticides and chemicals that shouldn't be part of a human's diet, even for the healthiest people out there. But a weakened immune system, struggling to recover from the toxic, yet potentailly life saving effects of chemotherapy, needs as pure and simple food as possible to help nurture weak cells and encourage healing. Juicers are great, but I agree with you, if you are feeling weak and tired, they require a bit of effort to operate and a lot of fruits and vegetables to produce the treasured liquids. The excess pulp, from the fruits and veggies can always be used for baking breads and making soups if you have a cook in your house. Unless you have someone to juice for you, while you are weak, your Nutribullet will be your best friend. My best friends are my Ninjas, in 2 different sizes. I have yet to burn up the motors, despite constant, daily use. Love them for my protein smoothies! As for low iron, a transfusion may be just what you need to boost your hemoglobin. Although there are many foods that are meatless and still rich in iron.
      •Eat more iron-rich plant foods (See list below)
      •Include a source of Vitamin C with iron-rich meals. Food rich in vitamin C include orange juice, broccoli, strawberries, and red peppers.
      •Avoid drinking caffeine with meals
      •Cook meals in a cast iron skillet
      •Take a vegan iron supplement

      Vegan foods that are high in Iron:
      •Soybeans and Tofu - you can use the "Silken"type and put it in your smoothies
      •Blackstrap molasses
      •Green leafy vegetables
      •Fortified foods such as cereal or soymilk
      Be strong, and find a little piece of beauty in each day, even if only to enjoy the sunrise or sunset, the bird's song or the love of your daughter. May God bless you. You are not alone.

      4 months ago