All This for a Piece of Cake

piece-of-cake not a cancer cure

A Cancer Cure is only required because your immune system has been compromised by years of neglect. We go through our life thinking, it’s OK, this one meal will not harm me and we think…tomorrow, I’ll have a salad. We eat fast food and we think...tomorrow I’ll have a salad. We eat pizza with extra cheese and we think…tomorrow, I’ll have a salad. And I ask,

“All this for a piece of cake?”

It’s true, we are wired to really love sugar, salt and fat. Especially sugar. You can get a slice of cake from the Cheesecake factory, you can get as much as 5000 calories of pancreas busting sweetness, enough calories to survive for several days! Everywhere you go, our food is literally designed to be simply irresistible!

So, every day, we eat just one more piece and promise ourselves that we will make a better choice…tomorrow.

What are the results of this “maybe tomorrow” behavior?

Obesity, Heart disease, Adult onset Type II Diabetes, Fibromyalgia and all kinds of other mysterious systemic problems, and ultimately, the breakdown of the immune system and the growth of Cancer in the body.

And I ask, “All this for a piece of cake?”

I wish I could instill the desire in everyone to rethink immediate gratification and putting off until tomorrow what we should be doing today. Sadly, I don’t know how…yet. But I’ve not given up.

My journey has taught me the hard way. I did not make any changes until I was literally too afraid not to. When I found myself recovering from surgery with a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer, I was firmly in tomorrow land. Tomorrow had come and I had choices to make.

Do I start taking care of myself today?  Right now?  Or do I wait, again, until tomorrow?

Fortunately, I decided that immediate action was required. The first better choice I made was to start eating vegetarian food.

Everything Changed

Then, everything changed. It took a few weeks before my hunger pangs stabilized and then, magic happened. My blood sugar levels stabilized, leveled out and I was no longer hungry all the time. My energy levels stopped rising and falling like a roller coaster. I did not feel like I was going to pass out unless I ate my next meal immediately.

It reminded me of giving up caffeine only not as severe. Giving up caffeine makes your head feel like it’s going to explode for up to a week and then it goes away and you’re ok. Classic withdrawal symptoms. Giving up sugar is more subtle and not quite as uncomfortable. But after a few weeks, you feel so much better!

I know this to be true because I have gone through it, and so have many others. My own sister finally decided to give it a try and the symptoms of her mysterious fibromyalgia were mitigated for the first time in 20 years. Modern medicine never suggested she modify her diet. And only when she did, did her symptoms abate.

Another example – My friend’s wife was presenting with tongue cancer for the second time. The first time, she subjected herself to surgery to remove it. What was ahead of her this time was more surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, a whole lot of pain and very likely an ultimately horrible death.

Fortunately, I met with my friend and his wife and let them know about what I was learning on my journey. She decided to give the protocol in chapter 5 of Bill Henderson’s book, Cancer-Free, the same protocol I’m using, a try.

The results? The cancer on her tongue disappeared and has not returned. It required no surgery, radiation or chemotherapy treatments.

Let’s be perfectly clear. I’m not insisting that Bill’s protocol is ‘a’ or ‘the’ cancer cure for everyone or anyone. But it’s powerful medicine as in Hypocrates saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” It helps rebuild your immune system, stabilize your blood sugar, reduce the omega 6 fats that suppress your immune system, reduce your weight without dieting, and overall, completely changes the way you feel for the best.

In the best cases, there are hundreds and hundreds of testimonials from people who have found their cancer cure in this and similar natural protocols. At worst, like me, they got all these benefits and also mitigated the side effects of chemotherapy. Many other people, after going through several rounds of chemo, finally got their cancer under control only after adopting such a natural protocol. Others, even more severe, had been sent home to get their affairs in order and prepare to die, only to get their cancer under control and go into remission.

Obesity, heart disease, … Cancer…, all this for a Piece of Cake?

At what point will you make a better choice…now? Will it be today, or tomorrow? Or tomorrow? Or Tomorrow….

“…Waiter, I’ll have the….”

What will you choose tomorrow?

 

Note: This article is dedicated to my friend, Christine, for starting me out on the right path with the simple gift of a book.

Owning Your Cancer: Courage vs Fear

Courage vs. FearIt’s been 3 months since my diagnosis.

My first reaction was, “damn, that sucks.” I had no context for any significant emotional reaction, at first.

I studied cancer for the next six weeks seeking a cure. Then I met with my oncologist, who gave me some emotional context in the form of his telling me, “if you do nothing, I’d give you 12 months to live – if you do Chemotherapy, I’ll give you 30 months.” How’s that for context? My oncologist said that part of his job is to instill a sense of urgency in me.

Mission accomplished! Now I was scared silly, filled with fear of cancer with his two choices and my own 6 weeks of study. Well, doors number 1 and 2 from my oncologist are completely unacceptable. But my own door number 3 was looking better and better. All the cures I’d been reading about had much better cure rates than my oncologist. So, door number 3 it was.

Having decided on my cancer cure, I began my treatment in earnest, following Bill Henderson’s modified Budwig protocol. I’ve been doing that for a couple of months now with high hopes for a good outcome.

Last Thursday, I went for my second MRI, but I still have to wait until Monday to get the results – to see if my Liver is much improved.

Do you remember the Heinz Catsup commercial, “Anticipation… is keeping me waiting….”  Well, I didn’t realize how much I’d been bottling up while I “cheerfully” went about making my shakes in the morning and eating well during the day and exercising. Deep down, I’ve been harboring this nagging fear, “what if it does not work?”  I didn’t realize, though, just how this anticipation and trepidation were feeling inside of me until I made a simple phone call.

bill-sarineOn Friday, the day after my MRI, I called my friend Bill Sarine. Bill is one of my favorite people, a mentor and a good friend. Bill did not know about my cancer diagnosis before the call. So, I called him to tell him about it.  Before I got to tell him, though, he got to telling me a story.

First you need to know that Bill is a great story teller. He’s lived a life so rich in experience that his stories echo with sage wisdom.

He told me a story about a man named Pedro that he helped find a job many years ago. At one point in the story, Bill told the man that his time was his own and he should not waste a moment of it.

Since a cancer diagnosis typically includes a significant lifespan reduction, Bill’s story took me right over my emotional edge. I found myself crying on the phone with Bill asking me what was wrong?

What was wrong was that I’ve been on the razor’s edge teetering between courage and fear – and I just had not been fully conscious of the extent of my true feelings of fear.

On the one hand, I made a choice to follow a non-traditional course of treatment. I had to trust myself and the treatment. I had to have faith and believe that a good outcome was not only possible, but inevitable.

On the other hand was the fear and uncertainty that was there all the time since the diagnosis. I had been trusting and believing in my chosen path, all the while sitting on a nagging fear that it might not work.

Make no mistake, I do feel that I’m on the right path. I do feel better. I’ve had an MRI to verify that my treatment is actually working and healing my liver – and I won’t find out the results until Monday, a wait of 4 days, or, more precisely, 8 weeks and 4 days!

For 8 weeks, in cooperation with my oncologist, I’ve been running my own little clinical trial of one. This MRI will prove that I’m not crazy. It will prove that I may have been inspired.

All the while, I face every day with my courage battling to win over my fear. No matter the way I feel, the evidence of healing, my outward demeanor, my telling people that I’m healing myself and feeling fine, there’s an underlying primal fear of dying that can not be ignored.

My surprising awakening came right in the middle of my friend Bill’s wonderful story about Pedro. I am so thankful for that. Serendipity comes to us in many ways. Sometimes it’s just a phone call away. Thank you Bill! 

After Bill’s call, I realized that fear of cancer does not have to rule me. Having a little fear does not mean I will fail to heal myself. It’s human to have concerns. But we deal with them. Every business person understands Risk – calculated risk. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I have to venture a probable cure against a certain death.

By the way, Bill is allowing me to reprint his very moving story on this blog for your enjoyment. That’s why I’ve not told you much of the story here. I want you to hear it from Bill in his own words.

I’ll end with the promise to let you know as soon as I get my results on Monday. I’ll also be posting Bill’s story next week and will let you know when it’s available for you to enjoy.

Just remember, when you are afraid, it’s not real, even though it sure feels that way. Go ahead and look your fears right in the eye and acknowledge them. Then, ask them to step aside so you can move on and do what you have to do.

After that, it’s up to you. Set your goals and make one better choice at a time, every day.

Until next time ~ Robert

5 Keys to a Cancer-Killing Immune System

Immune-System-500w Last weeks post mentioned the 5 Keys to a Healthy, Cancer-Killing Immune system.  This week, we’ll expand on each of the 5 keys. If you followed last weeks post, you know that you must choose to live, choose to change your lifestyle, and learn what that means in terms of the specifics. I.e., you need to know what to eat and what to not eat, for example.

1 Eat Organic, Natural Vegetarian Food

Before I even knew anything else, I knew that a vegetarian diet was best for us. Funny how I knew that, but didn’t act on it until I was diagnosed with cancer?  It is said that most people only really change when they are too afraid not to.

People only really Change when they are too afraid not to.

Guilty as charged. Immediately after surgery, I started eating a vegetarian diet. I went vegan and cut out all meat and diary, and minimized all forms of sugar and glutenous flour. That means I eat mostly Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Legumes. You might think that’s boring. But there are some rather tasty spices that are also chock full of anti-cancer ingredients that makes it all taste great! Among the most important spices are Turmeric, Cumin, Oregano, and many others. Juicing of veggies is also a major part of most healthy diets. Alternative cancer treatments start with some form of vegetarian diet as a base and build on top of it. There is a wonderful website you can check to research this more called CancerTutor.com.  Take a look and you’ll see just how essential it is to cut out the meat and diary.

Most important, avoid sugar – and the taste of sugar (sweet) – like the plague. Anything that metabolizes into

2 Alkalize your body

Most people eating a typically western diet suffer from acidosis. Acidosis is an acidic ph balance in the blood and throughout the body. It is widely recognized that disease and especially cancer likes to to live in an acidic body. The opposite is also true. Cancer can not live in an alkaline body. Take a look at the recently posted PH Food Chart and look at the right side columns to see what foods promote a healthy alkaline PH in your body. Acidic bodies are also lower in oxygen vs. Alkaline bodies which are higher in oxygen. Cancer cells are anaerobic and hate oxygen. This is why you don’t see “Heart Cancer” because the heart is the most oxygenated organ in the body getting oxygen directly from the lungs and then sending  it to the rest of the body.

3 Lower your stress

Stress is more detrimental to your health than you think. Half of the US population suffers from stress related ailments. Psychological stress causes your body to generate chemicals that have adverse impact on your health overall. Cortisol is one of those chemicals that can cause all kinds of problems.  Read about Cortisol  it here.

Areas to look to reduce stress are:

  • Your Environment. Look around you. Do you like your room? Is it a mess? How about your apartment or home? Is it conducive to relaxing and being safe and comfortable? Could you use aroma therapy like diffusing essential oils to help you relax?
  • Your Job. Do you like your job? Is your job stressing you out? Can you get a job that you might enjoy more?
  • Your Relationships. Surround yourself with people with positive attitudes. You don’t need to have people around you talking about negative or upsetting topics while you are recovering from cancer.
  • The Nightly News. Do you really need to fill your mind with negative stories about the horrors of daily life? ‘nough said.
  • Exercise.  See below. Exercise is essential
  • Spirituality. Whatever you believe, there are some essential concepts that you need to consider. Forgiveness is one. Grudges. Hating. Being Angry. Find a way to forgive and let it go. If you are holding onto a old offense or hurt, let it go. You don’t need it and it’s killing you, however slowly. If you pray, then speak to your God. If you don’t, then do what you need to do to find peace.

Overall, do whatever you can to reduce stress in every area of your life. Every little bit counts! Just do it.

4 Take Natural Supplements

Augment your immune system with the Immune System strengthening and supporting natural supplements that you need for your body. I know that there are literally thousands of supplements out there at the local vitamin shop or GNC store. But there are certain things that you simply must have and you may have to supplement to get it. For example, if you don’t get a lot of sun, you will need to take vitamin D. Many reportedly effective alternative cancer treatments make use of well chosen supplements to help you heal and boost your immune system.

Supplements simply can not be ignored in a cancer therapy. With Cancer, your immune system is compromised (or you would not have grown cancer). You need to mend your immune system as quickly as possible. You can only eat so much food at a time. No matter how good the food, you will need MORE nutrients than you can get from the food to initially stem the tide of cancer in your body.

I’m following the supplement regimen recommended by Bill Henderson in his book, Cancer-Free.  All I can say is, it’s working for me.  It’s cost effective and extremely potent.

5 EXERCISE

That’s right, Exercise…and do it for the rest of your life!  I read a great book called, “Younger Next Year,” by Chris Crowley. In Younger Next Year, the authors assert that you need to do something aerobic 4 times a week and strength training like [preferably] lift free weights twice a week – for the rest of your life.

That may sound brash, but it’s true. Remember the old adage, “Use it or lose it.”  If you don’t exercise, you will soon BE an “old adage.” Seriously, though, cancer cells are “anaerobic.” That means a cancer cell’s metabolism does not require oxygen, nor do they like it. Cancer cells “eat” glucose. The more sugar you consume, the better your cancer cells like it.  This is exactly why I suggested above that you avoid sugar and sweeteners like the plague, unless you want to feed your cancer.

What we are talking about is not just a few minor changes in your life, but a complete overhaul of your lifestyle. But it means you have a choice. You can choose to change your life and live happily for a long, long time, or do the standard chemo/radiation and be on the 2-5 year “cure” plan?

That is the question, as Hamlet put it so concisely. In my next article,  I’ll expand on the 5 Keys to a Healthy, Cancer-Killing Immune System.

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Again, I ask you, What are you going to do?

For all those that love you. For yourself. For all the people in your life whose lives you can be part of, I implore you to Choose Life! Carpe Diem. Seize the day.

It’s clear. You are the cure to your own cancer. It’s all you.

That may be scary. You might rather that there really was a magic pill. But there is not. You simply must choose to nurture and cure yourself.

This is what it really means to change your mindset and your lifestyle. As I said previously, I’m here to help you. I’ll publish as much as I can to help you find your own healing path. Living with cancer requires you start making better choices right now, and every now for the rest of your life.

Remember… To be or not to be. It’s your choice. Start by making one better choice for life, today!

The Real Cancer Cure is an Inside Job

ShockingEveryone Has Cancer.

Yep, you read that right.  Everyone has Cancer. From the day your are born, till the day you die, your body creates potential “cancer cells.”  And you know what?  It’s perfectly OK. Your immune system has always known how to dispose of the imperfectly formed cells which happen every day as part of our body’s cell replacement process. Your immune system has always been the only real cancer cure. So, let’s discuss it.  Let’s talk about what cancer is NOT. Cancer is not something you catch off a toilet seat or a door knob.  It’s not some virus. You can not catch it from another person. As to treatments, cancer can NOT be cured by treating the symptoms.  Most tumors do not themselves kill.  You can’t kill enough cancer cells to survive cancer – not with chemotherapy, not with radiation, not by any external means.

Curing Cancer – an Inside Job

Hence, curing cancer is an inside job! Inside your body is the secret to curing cancer – it’s your immune system.  Sadly, this is one of the inconvenient truths that modern medical science does not really want to discuss. If curing cancer is an inside job and only your immune system can do the job, then what’s chemotherapy and radiation for? Chemotherapy attacks, weakens and can destroy cancer cells and your immune system. Radiation can only kill a symptom, perhaps burning a tumor – and surrounding good tissue. In both cases, nothing is done to prevent the growth of new tumors or boost our immune system’s ability to throw out the invading cancer cells and other metastases.

From the Mouth of Babes

My nephew, Jake, is a high school junior.  He’s top of his class taking all AP courses while lettering in 3 sports!  When he heard about my cancer diagnosis, he went to his computer and started researching cancer.  After reading up on how cancer actually works in the body, Jake went downstairs to speak to his mother, my sister, Jackie.  Jackie told me that Jake said to her something like, “Mom, if cancer is the result of a weakened immune system and various other stresses and irritations that suppress the system over time allowing the growth of cancer in the body, then what the heck is chemotherapy for?” a-brilliant-idea-2What a brilliant insight for a high school senior!  Jake gets it. You can’t cure anything if you don’t use the mechanism originally designed to solve the problem – the immune system!  And you certainly can’t cure cancer if you weaken, damage or destroy that immune system. When you follow this idea to it’s logical conclusion, it becomes easier to understand why modern medicine has to redefine the word “cure” to win.  Let me explain using Jake’s favorite game – Football.

The Cancer Playing Field

Think of a football field.  Team Chemo has to receive the ball and typically bring it 50-80 yards back to your goal line to score (and hopefully, to win.)  For a cancer patient, the goal line is a completely healed and healthy person who will never get cancer again.  The problem is that Team Chemo almost never seems to win.  They can’t seem to reach the goal line – a real CURE.

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Team Chemo’s solution?  They move the goal line to the 5 year line.  If Team Chemo gets you 5 years down the field, THEY WIN!  Even if YOU LOSE by dying on the first day of year 6, they still win!

Doesn’t seem like much of a win to me! Especially considering that Team Chemo only has a 3% average “cure rate” even with the goal post at the 5 year line! What makes matters worse is that Team Chemo only makes money if they are playing the game – even if they can’t really win.  Not even if they shorten the playing field to 5 years!  They and their patients don’t really win. What this looks like in the real world is a playing field for a game worth Multi-Hundreds of Billions of dollars.  A game in which thousands of medical practitioners, drug companies, government agencies and countless other people depend on playing the game…or none of them make any money. It’s even worse when you realize that the drug companies supplying the chemotherapy chemicals can ONLY make money on them when they SELL these chemicals.  They Must play the game, or they die!  And for the game to be played, they need Cancer patients. Sadly, only the symptoms can be treated which means that cancer patients will eventually die of the untreated causes.

CancerCures-MatrixThe Brutal Truth About Cancer Treatment

A real Cancer Cure doesn’t make any money for Team Chemo: Big Pharma, Oncologists, Radiologists, Hospitals.  The fact is, Team Chemo does not make money if we can cure cancer naturally. Big Pharma can not patent natures medicine that really bolsters the immune system.  Medicines like vegetables, food supplements and oils from naturally occurring plants and other sources can not be patented and owned by a company.  No patents = no drugs.  No drugs = nothing to prescribe.  No drugs = nothing for oncologists to use to kill cancer cells and immune systems.  No drugs and no prescriptions = no money. Finally, government does not like unemployment – it’s bad for business…and votes.  So government agencies tend to favor the status quo with the current game and the current players.  Change (real cancer cures) are, in this case, bad for business.

The Bottom Line

Today’s Cancer Industry is a jobs program for Team Chemo. Plain and simple.  It is not about curing cancer. It’s about perpetuating jobs using the tools they have whether or not they cure cancer. Having said that, just like in the movie, The Matrix, the people with jobs in the cancer game do not know this.  They truly believe they are doing their best to really cure cancer.  They have been trained by medical schools with thinking designed to play on the field with Team Chemo.  Same with cancer patients.  All they know is that doctors are good and are the only ones who can cure illness.  So patients willingly play the game.

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them” ~ Albert Einstein 
Einstein said that you can’t solve problems using the same thinking that created the problem.  That’s just like the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

You Have the Real Cancer Cure Inside You

The real cancer cure is to play a whole new game. What would it look like for people and patients it we treated the real causes of cancer, rather than the symptoms?  A world where people ate food that was really good for them?  A world where people did not abuse their own immune systems and rarely got cancer, diabetes, or stress related illnesses and syndromes.

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The good news is that you live in that world right NOW!  There is nothing stopping you from waking up and quitting Team Chemo’s game, changing your lifestyle and healing and strengthening your immune system. Only YOU can truly prevent or cure your Cancer.  Your immune system has been doing it all your life.  The trick is to help it keep doing it.

And that’s the new game. Join me in playing the new game and joining a new team.  Be proactive with your health and join me on Team Healthy Lifestyle. Taking care of your health and your immune system is the true Cancer Cure.