I believe health care choices should be based on current research, intuition, individual needs and circumstances. The statements below and in previous posts are my own opinions and experiences, and they are not intended as medical advice.
Doctors work for us. Our best bet is to do our own research from reputable sources and get several “expert” opinions before making choices.
I defied dozens of conventional doctors’ recommendations and created a customized health plan conducive to my budget and my desire to maintain optimal health.
It has been a six-year “battle” with invasive DCIS breast cancer, and I have felt perfectly healthy, physically, the entire time. I said no, repeatedly, to surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and pharmaceutical drugs.
Instead, I have chosen remedies recommended by respected doctors and brave journalists who researched cures not acknowledged by most modern medical systems. Thankfully, many are revealed in the Truth about Cancer documentary series.
There is solid research validating my avoidance of conventional medicine’s standard approach. I wrote more about my decision process here.
The facts are pouring in and since the legalization of medicinal cannabis in 26 states, many have accessed the miraculous benefits of this plant. I watched a video with a microscope view of cannabis turning breast cancer cells into healthy cells! I began using medical marijuana last May, shortly after it was legalized in New York. I am hearing many amazing testimonials in discussion groups!
Both Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) prevent cancer cells from spreading, and stop blood supply to tumors. Side benefits include the relief from the anxiety of the diagnosis. I have been advised to add cannabis cream topically, but have not yet been able to access it legally.
The oils can also help uplift and ease the emotional aspects of any disease.
As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. Case in point there are the benefits to Vitamin D!
When I don’t get enough, I take a natural supplement, but I prefer to follow the sun and have been spending summers on the beach on Long Island and winters in Florida.
For the health of my mind, body and soul, I exercise outdoors in nature whenever possible. I love to hike, kayak and hula hoop, and I jump on a trampoline, which is especially important for lymph drainage.
Stress is a major player in many leading causes of death, and emotional causes have been linked to many cancers. Mine included chronic relationship trauma, war, divorce, many moves, financial hardship, and the death of my father, treasured friends and pets.
There are also personality types that are more susceptible! The good news is that positive thoughts and lifestyle choices can be changed and corrected! Here’s a great explanation of the connection between past stress and positive thinking on the dis-ease.
I am dealing with stress and the emotional causes of the dis-ease through exercise, yoga, acupuncture, writing, prayer, and meditation.
Our immune system knows…how to deal with cancer, and a natural, healthy diet is key to supporting it.
Sleep is crucial for stress relief and balanced hormones too. Relaxation, positive thoughts, pet therapy, music, fun, laughter, and even sex help with stress relief!
There is an abundance of evidence showing the anti-cancer effects of eating organic vegetables, especially greens, garlic, and ginger.
I am avoiding SUGAR, which suppresses the immune system and is well-known to be the favorite food of almost all types of cancer.
I limit processed foods and try to avoid foods that have been genetically modified or are known to disrupt hormones, like soy products and plastics.
For the first two years, I drank lots of vegetable juices. I learned that when you juice heavily, rapid detoxification and tumor cells could overwhelm the body. So, to dump toxins and tumor cells from the liver (like an oil/filter change) I did coffee enemas, a practice formerly included in medical textbooks.
I didn’t go the raw, vegan route, though many do. Instead I follow Dr. D’Adamo’s Blood Type Diet (I am Type O). I prepare cooked food (wild-caught fish, organic poultry and vegetables, healthy fats) in my Dr. Mercola-approved healthy cookware to avoid chemicals that can leach into food from pots and pans.
No matter which route you take, cleansing your body of toxins is crucial.
Check out my TV episode where I discuss the benefits of cleansing.
Research shows the healing benefits of Chiropractic adjustments! Keeping the spine aligned reduces stress and helps our brain and nervous system communicate to our body systems.
I ask those who care about me to think of me as a healthy, strong, vibrant being. I don’t like to talk about the “C” word when I am out and about enjoying life, and do not wish to “own” the dis-ease with words like “your.”
Health seekers can find more information in my past posts. Feel free to share with others who can benefit.
XO Carrie Ann