“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Can cancer be cured by diet alone?
There are lots of testimonials out there saying diet can cure cancer.
I personally would not like to depend on just a diet change to cure my cancer diagnosis. All I can say is changing my diet got my energy levels back to better than they ever were, my outlook on life changed and my thoughts on food will never be the same.
Changing my diet, radically in the first year helped my body to detox from years of overeating and abuse, boosted my immune system and got me on the road to recovery. It gave me the much-needed energy to enjoy life, work and research.
I now believe a change in diet is the number one thing to tackle when faced with a diagnosis of cancer. My food bibles now are The Art of Conscious Cooking, Healing with Whole Foods and Square One recipes.
Back in August 2016, I had days I was so tired I struggled to get out of bed.
As I previously mentioned the first few nights of research left me with two words oxygen and acid.
The oxygen was sorted now to tackle the acid.
What Google has to say is: Some studies have shown that acidic environments help cancer cells grow. So, the idea is that a diet high in alkaline foods (high pH) and low in acidic foods will raise the body’s pH levels (make the body more alkaline) and prevent or even cure cancer.Apr 2, 2018
The chart below was basically what I knew about acid/alkaline. Had I ever looked at the foods I ate? no. I bought the best I could afford and enjoyed it. I loved fatty, full-flavored food. I adored meat, in fact a meal was not a meal without meat. Yes, I ate lots of salads, some fruit and veg but loved potatoes, roast, boiled, mashed with lots and lots of butter, yum.
I thought my diet was great, 80% good, 20% naughty. I loved food and wine, it was my God. I loved cooking and entertaining when it suited me. I wasn’t a fan of processed foods but enjoyed a good take away and loved eating out. I went through stages of sprouting and eating raw at various stages of my life but not on their own, as an accompaniment to the steak or lamb. I ate lots, too much and looking back was obsessed with food, it was my joy. I would eat lunch and an hour later I was planning dinner. I had never been on a diet in my life and never planned to. My 20% naughty was red wine and lots of chocolate. I converted to dark chocolate in my 50’s, not a couple of squares though. I could polish off a large bar of green and blacks in one sitting.
I rode a bike, danced and kept active so I thought I deserved a treat. What was I thinking?
I never tested my Ph. Levels, I never gave them a thought.
When I did, I got a shock.
It was this article How Body pH Can Affect Your Energy Levels that got me testing my ph. levels. I tested them 3 or 4 times a day for months, until I was satisfied with the results. Nowadays I test them once or twice a week to ensure I am more alkaline than acidic.
My diet for the first year may seem a little harsh and impossible but honestly, I just missed my social life around food. As each day passed and my health and overall outlook improved it became easier and easier. The hardest thing for me was the criticism and comments about my weight loss, of which unfortunately, there were many.
So, are you ready?
Upon waking and on an empty stomach I had a glass of water with lemon and baking soda, 2 ginger root tablets and 2 Blockbuster tablets . Then wormwood and black-walnut taken with gentle iron . A cup of warm Graviola tea with a little honey added.
Breakfast was always organic fruit.
Lunch and dinner were always huge salads, all fruits, veg and nuts. Basically, I lived on fruit, veg and nuts for a whole year, either in a salad, a meal or a soup, if I was cold. I did not introduce juicing until the second year and then I followed a vegan diet and somewhere along the line the vegan changed to vegetarian.
Between meals I would drink dandelion tea and snack on nuts, fruit and raw vegetables, all organic.
Every day I included apricot-seeds, 10 a day split into 3 doses, I later read that these are more effective when taken with pineapple so I added this to my protocol.
Sometime during the day, I would make time for a 20-minute meditation which inevitably led to sleep. I was exhausted due to all the changes and my body was detoxing fast. Upon waking I had a glass of Flor Essence which I later discovered was similar to essiac-tea.
I walked daily for a minimum of 20 minutes to keep my lymphatic system flowing.
Free evenings were spent researching with another cup of graviola tea with honey and a cup of apollo tea.
Before retiring I had my final drink of the night which was baking soda and honey remedy
All of the above were taken with some advice and researched by myself.
I stuck to the above for the first year and never touched sugar and I mean all sugar. I drank wine only when I started to eat out in year 2, to be honest it wasn’t until I was 60 in October 2018 that I drank again on a regular basis. I made the decision to celebrate hard and enjoy it. My celebrations started in September and ended in November, ouch…. but it was fun. Then of course Christmas came. So, In January of this year I upped my game and ate loads of greens and never drink on average more than a bottle of red wine a week.
If I were to feel unwell again the wine would go but for now, I am enjoying my guilty pleasure.
For those of you who believe cancer and diet are not related, I suggest you read the following book. The China Study
I never managed to read the whole book so if you are like me the 10 things you need to know are here.
If that is not convincing enough another great book linking cancer to food by our very own Dr. John Kelly “Stop feeding your cancer”
Look him up on FB.
It is a must read, if you don’t, the following is written word by word from the back cover of the book.
“The link between animal protein and cancer became global news with the publication of an international lab study a decade ago. The facts were startling: a diet rich in animal and dairy products was shown to stimulate cancer cell growth.
But conventional medical institutions apparently overlooked the obvious. Counteracting the disease by promoting an animal-protein-free diet could be a revolutionary step in cancer recovery.
Our visionary Dublin doctor choose to investigate the realities of the alternative approach to cancer treatment in a trial conducted with his own patients.
What he learned may change our view of cancer forever.”
Dr. Kelly has since retired, how I wish there were more Doctors like him.
So armed with the above information, a radical change of diet and oxygen covered, the decision was, what next?
The what next turned out to be Bio-Resonance.
Just make sure the farmer is 100% organic.
My favourite source of organic fruit and vegetables is Carraignamuc Cottage,delivered weekly to my door. I believe Phil has a weekly market at Pender’s Yard, Stonybatter, Niomh Olaf and Aughrim Town and expanding.
The quality of food and service is exceptional, at affordable prices.
A must add is, somewhere along the line of research I read that there was no way the foods you eat can alter the pH level of your blood. The body’s pH is a very tightly regulated system. If you change your diet, you may see changes in the pH of your saliva or urine because these are waste products, but there’s no way you could ever eat enough that it really impacts your blood.
You know what is coming next? If you have any interest in alternative health for cancer, please, please sign and share my petition.
- 1.Will I live, or will I die.
- My conventional journey begins.
- My conventional journey continues.
- Sharing the news.
- Conventional gets the thumbs down.
- And so, it begins.
This blog contains my opinions, my journey and some of my research details. It is not in any way a substitute for the readers own medical advisor. I am not a medical Doctor. I disclaim all responsibility for injury, damage or loss to anyone that reads this and follows any or similar protocols mentioned.