My Health Care

Health care choices should be based on current research, intuition, individual needs and circumstances. The statements below and in previous posts are based on my own research and experiences; 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 crucial choices.

I defied dozens of doctors’ recommendations and created a customized health plan conducive to my budget and desire to maintain optimal health. It has been seven years that I have been dealing with invasive DCIS (ductal carcinoma) breast cancer, and I have felt perfectly healthy, physically, the entire time.

I said no, repeatedly, to surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, mammography 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 now 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.

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The facts are pouring in and since the legalization of medicinal cannabis in 26 states, many have accessed the miraculous benefits of this plant.

Here is a video with a microscope view of cannabis turning breast cancer cells into healthy cells!

I am finally able to access medical marijuana legally in both topical and vapor form. I feel better than ever and I continue to hear the most amazing testimonials in dispensaries and discussion groups!

12729085_10153565084501843_1752089196855962339_nResearch clearly shows that both Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) prevent cancer cells from spreading and stop blood supply to tumors.

I can attest to the side benefits too, which include relief from the anxiety of the diagnosis.

Cancer killers I also used topically include frankincense and myrrh essential oils, which have curative properties and can also help ease the emotional aspects of any disease.

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. Case in point are the Benefits of Vitamin DI followed the sun and I moved to Florida to access nature’s healing rays. If I leave the sunshine state and don’t get enough, I take a natural vitamin D supplement.

vit-d-benefitsFor the health of my mind, body and soul, I exercise in nature whenever possible.

I love to walk, kayak and hula hoop outdoors, and I jump on a trampoline too, which is especially important for lymph drainage. 

Exercise and outdoor activity helps with stress too, a major player in leading causes of death.

Emotions have been linked to many cancers too.

Mine included war, relationship trauma, divorce, and many moves. Here’s a great explanation of the connection between past stress and positive thinking on the dis-ease.

I recently wrote memoirs to release some stuffed trauma. Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.
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I am also dealing with stress and emotional causes of the dis-ease through yoga, prayer and meditation. Positive thoughts, pet therapy, music, fun, laughter, and even sex help with stress relief!

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Sleep is crucial for stress relief and balanced hormones too.

Our immune system knows…how to deal with cancer, and a natural, healthy diet is key to supporting it.

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 year, I drank lots of vegetable juice. 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) with healthy fats in my Dr. Mercola-approved healthy cookware to avoid chemicals that can leach into food from pots and pans.

While I always prefer food over medicine but I think a good omega-3 essential fatty acid supplement is key. Faced with a hormone-fueled cancer, I also took a supplement researched to rid the body of excess estrogen. It is made from broccoli, called DIM. Many with breast cancer are deficient in Iodine, so that’s a good additional supplement.

No matter what health issue you face or which route you take, cleansing your body of toxins is crucial. Check out my TV episode where I discuss the benefits of cleansing.

Fermented vegetables are an amazing probiotic for the gut and the immune system. I recorded a TV episode about that too. 

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.

Health seekers can find more information in links above on this permanent page and in my past posts. Feel free to share with others who can benefit.

I ask those who care about me to  visualize me as a healthy, strong, vibrant being. I don’t like to talk about the “C” word when I am out enjoying life, and do not wish to “own” the dis-ease with words like “your.” Your positive thoughts and prayers are welcomed.

Click here if you would like to support my efforts with a donation

XO Carrie Ann
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23 thoughts on “My Health Care

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  2. I do not see green tea on your list… what has your research shown about tea? I too chose the alternative route, and so far have great success with it… Prayers being sent to you…positive attitude is so instrumental, and it certainly sounds like you have a great attitude!

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  4. Keep up the work. You WILL succeed. I managed my own recovery as well. See: http://prostatecancerfight.org/. A Plant Based Lifestyle coupled with a moderate exercise (I did yoga and walking) is great. I love that you are naturally increasing your vitamin D levels; supplements can augment this as well. Check out Ellagic Insurance Formula as well as a great supplement and immune system boost (http://wholefoods4healthyliving.com/health_products/ellagic_acid.html). I get appricot kernals from Hunza Gold (http://www.b17.com.au )..

    Call me for questions or email me at the web site address.

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  5. FINALLY got around to checking out your blog: I’m so proud of you and your commitment to yourself and helping others who are too overwhelmed or not as knowledgeable. Good work, Carrie! You are an inspiration and an Earth Angel! Hope to see you over the holidays. XO

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  6. Hi Carrie. I remember you from Lindenhurst, I came across your facebook page and then found your blog. Praying for your health and healing. Your blog is super inspirational and also very interesting reading. Wishing you peace and healing.

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  7. Dearest Carrie, its been a while , maybe 3 years ago I saw you in Southampton and before when we were co-workers at the Hain-Celestial Group, remember those days! You are and have always been bright and beautiful. Keep shining your light, and thank you for sharing your info , its very empowering. G-dess Bless You and keep you in radiant health snd peace always. Are you still making candles, using your creativity ?

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  9. Love this!!!!!! great to find someone like minded!!! I
    was diagnosed similar to you May 2013 and I have refused all conventional treatment I did a most of what you have been doing for a year but it got very expensive and now i just do the Budwig diet and I am doing really well

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    • Hi Helen. I did not share my specific regimen because it changes a lot and I believe each body is different. I use applied kinesiology (muscle testing) each day. Some supplements stay the same every day, some depend on what I eat, my stress level, whether I have had sunlight, etc.

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  17. Love how you put this together and continue to be a force of information and your TRUTH.
    I look forward to sharing this with everyone who crosses my healing path and needs to be enlightened on the simplicity of taking charge of your life through being informed about our bodies and earths great, natural
    Gifts of healing. Love you & your beautiful, intelligent heart & soul my dear CarrieAnn

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