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.

Cancer: The Sword of Damocles

sword-of-damoclesI had no idea how much I took my seemingly good health for granted until January 10th, 2014.

My assumption has always been that other people got Cancer.  Cancer was always something more conceptual than real. We donate money to causes that help other people with Cancer.

But more and more people that I know either know people, have family members or even have had cancer themselves.

But NOT ME!  That’s just inconceivable.

OH-NO!And then the fragile hair holding Cancer’s Sword of Damocles at bay broke and it became personal for me.  I was told I had Stage IV Colon Cancer.  And as if that wasn’t enough, there were also metastasis in my lymph nodes around the tumor and several small nodes in my Liver.

Fortunately, the pain killers helping me recover from the radical surgery to remove the tumor in my colon numbed my response to the news…but that was just the first week.  As the pain killers wore off, the emotional roller coaster ride really kicked in.  I was emotionally brittle, finding myself bouncing between anger, sorrow, fear, anxiety and other states I can’t quite put in words.

I also found myself questioning everything about my life. Was I a good dad? A good husband?  Was this or that a mistake?  Should I have done it differently?  Did I waste years of my life?  What about my plans for the future?  What if I only have some few years instead of decades?

People post memes on facebook with pithy sayings all the time. Sayings like, “Live every day like it’s your last day.”  Well, what does that really mean?  All of a sudden, I was seriously asking myself all kinds of questions like this.  My last day?  Might that be a lot sooner than I thought?

When someone tells you that your plans for another 30 or so years of life were grossly in error, and that you maybe have just a few years in stead, it redefines the definition of “surreal.”

The first 30 days or so I felt like I was walking around in a bad dream.  I just could not wrap my brain around it.  When I tried, the emotional roller coaster took another wild turn.

I learned the hard way that the strand of horse hair holding Cancer’s sword over our heads is too easily broken.  Life is as fragile as that strand of hair.  We all need to accept this and look at our lives.  Take stock right now.

I’ve learned that cancer is something that we all have in our bodies since we were born.  It’s just that our immune systems have grown weaker over time… as we don’t take care of our bodies over time.  At some point, we are stressing our systems beyond our ability to deal with the normal cellular mutations that we normally would just seek out and destroy.  At the cellular level, it’s a complicated series of chemical reactions.  But the result is the same – cancer.

If you can know this, as I know it now, then you have the chance to make some changes that can literally save and extend your life by decades.  I’m writing this blog to help and inspire you to make better choices than I did before January 10th.  The choice is yours, so choose wisely.