My Health Plan

I believe each person’s health care choices and actions should be based on their own research, intuition, individual needs and circumstances. The statements below are my own personal experiences, and are not intended as medical advice.

Doctors work for us. Our best bet is to do our own research and get several “expert” opinions before making tough choices. I personally defied all of the conventional doctors’ recommendations and took an IMG_4420unconventional approach to healing breast cancer.

I created a customized health plan that is conducive to my time and budget restraints, as well as my desire to maintain optimal health.

It has been five years since my diagnosis, and I feel perfectly health having had no surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation and avoiding all pharmaceutical drugs.

Instead, I have chosen remedies recommended by respected doctors and brave journalists who have researched cures that our modern medical and insurance systems do not always acknowledge. Thankfully, many have been revealed in the Truth about Cancer documentary series.

Faced personally with invasive DCIS breast cancer, 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 access to 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 so many amazing testimonials in discussion groups!

12729085_10153565084501843_1752089196855962339_nBoth 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 and its physical representation. I have been advised to add cannabis cream topically, but it is not legal yet in Florida.

Cancer killers I use topically include frankincense, myrrh, thyme, ginger, clove and lemon essential oils, which I have heard incredible results with. It is important to find pure, effective quality sources.

The oils can also help uplift and ease the emotional aspects of any disease.20160922_184610

I have been monitoring my hormone levels with multiple-day blotter tests and adjusting hormone-related supplements as practical.

Other natural supplements I use to boost my immune system and shrink the tumor include Vitamin C, turmeric, and omega-3 essential fatty acids.

PS: This is all very expensive and not covered by any insurance! If you have the means and wish to support my efforts and contribute toward my health expenses, feel free.

But as they say, the best things in life are free! There are so many benefits to Vitamin D, vit-d-benefitsWhen I don’t get enough, I take a natural supplement, but I moved to Florida and there is no shortage of sunshine!

For mind, body and soul health, I exercise outdoors in nature whenever possible, and jump on a trampoline, which is especially good for lymph drainage.

Stress is a major player in six leading causes of death. Mine included relationship trauma and divorce, the death of my father, a long-distance move, the loss of treasured friends and pets, and financial hardship.DSC_0016

I like this explanation of the connection between past stress and positive thinking on the dis-ease.

I am dealing with emotional causes of the dis-ease through physical activity and yoga, writing, prayer, meditation, and affirmations.

I also believe strongly in the stress-relieving and healing benefits of acupuncture and Chiropractic adjustments! Keeping the spine aligned helps our brain and nervous system communicate to all of our body systems.

Sleep is crucial for stress relief and balanced hormones, and so is relaxation, positive thoughts, music, fun, laughter, and even sex!

Water! Hydration is so important, as is a pure, clean source and avoidance of plastic bottles, which can leach toxic chemicals linked to cancer. I currently use an Aquasana sink faucet and shower filter at home. I often squeeze a lemon (or lemon essential oil) known for alkalizing and anti-cancer properties.

Our immune system knows…

how to deal with cancer, and a healthy diet is key to supporting it. Mine consists of organic fruits and vegetables. There is an abundance of evidence showing the anti-cancer effects of eating organic vegetables, especially greens, lemons, carrots, garlic, ginger, celery, and beets. 

IMG_7189I am avoiding SUGAR, which suppresses the immune system and is well-known to be the favorite food of almost all types of cancer.

I have also learned that fermented vegetables are an amazing probiotic for the digestive and immune system.

I limit processed foods and try to avoid those that have been genetically modified or are known to disrupt hormones, like soy products and plastics.

I generally follow Dr. D’Adamo’s Blood Type Diet,  (I am Type O). I prepare cooked food (fish, organic poultry and vegetables) in my Dr. Mercola-approved healthy cookware to avoid chemicals that can leach into food from pots and pans.

I’ve learned that when you are juicing heavily, rapid detoxification could overwhelm the body. For the first year after diagnosis, to dump toxins and tumor cells from the liver (like an oil/filter change) I juiced heavily and did coffee enemas, a practice formerly included in major medical textbooks. Enemas are still a big part of many holistic protocols, including the well-known Gerson therapy.

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 and my post about My Favorite.

20160919_182531I maintain my health with seasonal Isagenix Nutritional Cleanses. I use their products daily and especially love their 9-day cleanse and their customizable 30-day programs.

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

19 thoughts on “My Health Plan

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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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