Today is a great day and…………
Tomorrow WILL BE BETTER!
When Tom was first diagnosed with cancer, he was put on several types of all-natural medications by his Nutritionist to help build up his body. His Oncologist agreed with his choices. NEVER START TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS UNLESS YOU’VE TALKED TO YOUR ONCOLOGIST FIRST. If you get the “green light”, make sure you go to a vitamin shoppe that sells organic and / or all-natural supplement’s. This way no processed fillers or chemical preservatives have been added to the medicines. Try to get vegetarian vitamins and minerals that are Non-GMO and contain NO: sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, starch, artificial colors or flavors. Read your labels. Even though ‘they’ say you are supposed to get all the vitamins and minerals you need from the healthy foods you eat, I don’t think ‘they’ are talking about people with cancer. It is MY opinion that a little help from all-natural supplement’s help a cancer patient.
For some reason I don’t understand, some manufacturer’s make the pill casing out of soy and/or other ingredients. In cases like that you have to pick your battles. Weigh the benefits of the medication against the small amount of soy ingested or try to find that medication in liquid form. If you are on a strict soy-free diet, consult your doctor.
Below is a list of the all-natural medications Tom is taking that are helping HIM. This does NOT mean you should take them. Remember………….ALWAYS follow your Oncologists and/or Nutritionists recommendations. NEVER start taking any medications on your own.
NEVER EVER take more then the recommended daily dose of any vitamin or mineral unless told to by your doctor.
Some vitamins are “fat-soluble”. This means they are stored in your liver and are used by your body when needed. If you take too many fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, it could become toxic and lead to health problems.
Fat-soluble vitamins are: A-Retinoids, D3-Calciferol, E-Tocopherol and K-(regulates
Water soluble vitamins are NOT stored in the body and MUST be replaced daily.
These vitamins are all the B vitamins (B1-Thiamine, B2-Riboflavin, B3-Niacin,
B5-Pantothenic acid, B6-Pyridoxine, B9-Folic acid, B12-Cobalamin), vitamin
H-Biotin and Vitamin C-Ascorbic acid.
IRON: Floravital by Floradix is an iron + herbs vegetarian liquid formula. Easily absorbed. No preservatives. No artificial coloring. Yeast and gluten-free.
Alcohol-free. Non-constipating. It smells just like Geritol liquid but is vegetarian. The
Iron combines with copper and protein to make hemoglobin, which is a major component of red blood cells. These newly formed healthy red blood cells transport oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues of the body.
B12 Liquid: is easily absorbed. It adds oxygen to the blood. It converts carbohydrates into glucose in the body giving your body energy decreasing fatigue and lethargy.
B12 also helps form and regenerate red blood cells. It may help protect against some cancers: breast, colon, lung and prostate.
**There is a synthetic, man-made, cheap B12 called Cyanocobalamin (which you DO NOT want to take) and a ‘real’ one called Methylcobalamin.
For more information about these visit: http://www.methylcobalamininfo.com/methylcobalamin-vs-cyanocobalamin/
A colon cleanser: MYLAX CLEANSE FORMULA is a gentle, all natural laxative.
It promotes healthy evacuation. You need to keep the colon clean so no poisons build up. This should only be taken when needed, for instance, when medication(s) cause(s) constipation.
Parasite remover: MICHAELS PARAHERBS is a vegetarian herbal supplement. It is used to remove parasites (including their eggs) from your colon. It cleans the blood and detoxifies the colon at the same time. With over 100 different types of parasites living in the human body, these parasites eat nutrients meant for you and sap your body of energy.
Adrenal support: VITA LOGIC. When your body gets stressed due to a chronic illness or a personal crisis etc, your adrenal glands don’t function properly and you get, what is called, adrenal fatigue or adrenal apathy. Adrenal support helps you feel less tired.
High energy time-released multi vitamin: SOLARAY. the list of vitamins and minerals in this vitamin include: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Vitamin B6, B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Potassium, PABA, Inositol and Choline Bitartrate. The B-complex vitamins + Folic acid and Biotin work together in a synergistic way. They work as enzymes to take the food
in the body and turn it into energy. B vitamins are water soluble. This means they do not remain in the body and must be replaced every day. The body will not use Folic acid without B12. The vitamin A in this medication works synergistically with vitamin D to make it work more efffectively.
Ubiquinol CoQH (a reduced more potant form of CoQ10): If you are taking a “statin” (as my husband is), this statin will deplete your body of the energy needed to keep your heart pumping. It will also lower antioxidant levels in your blood. Your body does make its own CoQ10 but not enough, especially if you are over 25. Ubiquinol CoQH keeps your body healthy. For more information, please visit: http://blog.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/2013/04/06/ubiquinol-the-key-to-energy-longevity-a-healthy-heart/
Vitamin D-3: COUNTRY LIFE: aids the immune system by lowering the risk of developing cancer. Vitamin D absorbs calcium and phosphorous from the small intestine and helps form and maintain bones and keeps them strong. If you take Vitamin D-3 you should also take Vitamin A.
Organic Hemp (liquid): When I heard the word “hemp” for the first time and its relation to the “cancer fighting properties” it has in it, I was immediately on line googling everything I could about it. I went to youtube and listened to doctors talking about how they actually “cured” cancer in many patients. Now remember, those opinions are ‘theirs’. I saw no proof but, when you have cancer, you will try almost anything. Hemp contains omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids. Your body requires more omega-3 than omega-6 and omega-9.
Only buy USDA certified organic, extra virgin, cold pressed Hemp oil or organic Hemp seeds. We prefer the oil as it is quickly absorbed into your system.
Organic Wheatgrass powder: contains more vitamins and minerals than any plant on earth; up to 100 nutrients (about 2 pounds of greens) per each scoop. It contains high amounts of chlorophyll which helps to clean and oxygenate the blood. Just some of the nutrients are selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-12, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium and zinc. Needs to be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Tom takes 1 scoop in 8 ounces of filtered water and than follows that with another 8 ounce glass of plain filtered water. Follow the directions on the container.
TOM TAKES ALL HIS MEDICATIONS SEPARATELY, APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES APART. This way the body has time to absorb each one. I was given the following analogy by a nutritionist. “If you have one child, you can give that child your undivided attention. If you have five children, they will all compete for your attention. You have to try to make time for each child”. This is the same for medications. If you take several at the same time, they will ‘compete’ to see which one will be absorbed first while the others loose some of their potency.
The following is not a medication but WILL help fight cancer.
Ginger root tea- (I make a double batch. Each batch lasts a week). Take 8 cups of filtered water (NOT tap water). Put in large pot. Bring to a boil. Take a 2″ – 2 1/2″ inch piece of ginger. Peel and slice. Put into water. Cover, turn down burner to low and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Turn off burner and leave pot on burner until room temperature. If you like it sweet, add pure Stevia to taste, NOT any form of sugar. Add lemon or lime to taste. This makes a VERY strong tea with a little bit of a bite. ONLY use glass containers. Plastic will leach into the tea.
Tom does not like the flavor of ginger root tea, so I add a LOT of lemon to his and call it ginger lemonade. It will need more pure Stevia than the tea. It really is good.
Organic Oregano Tea- If you suffer from a cough and/or congestion brought on by a specific side effect of a cancer you have (that is a side effect of CLL), than you need to try Organic Oregano Tea. Only one cup before bed would be the best time. When Toms nutritionist told me about this, I was seriously skeptical. I am no longer a skeptic. After months of waking up congested and staying that way all day, he had one cup before bed and woke up in the morning with no congestion……..AND wasn’t congested all day. We were both amazed. It REALLY does work. It is excellent for any type of congestion, including asthma, allergies, etc.
I am not saying that just because it worked for him it will work for you. No two people are alike. But I think it’s worth a try.