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Feb 6, 2017 04:14AM
Feb 6, 2017 04:38AM
Thank you for caring enough to write in the spirit of help! It is probably true that much of the anti-cancer diet "info" is anecdotal and not supported by medical science. I would guess the people who did trial and error on those home remedies were the ones who could not afford standard medical treatment and were willing to try anything, or they were trying to help others survive better, to avoid the side effects of some of the common medical remedies. Perhaps they just wanted to explore and give us some additional treatment options besides what medicos had to offer.
I respect and appreciate scientific studies. But the problem with following only "scientifically proven" stuff is one of funding and conflict of interest. Drug companies have billions of dollars available for medical studies and they give it to researchers who study the living daylights out of the products the drug companies wish to sell. Then those findings get published, doctors and med students read them, and standard of care adopts them eventually if they seem to be helpful.
But the home remedy folks do not have such a vested interest in "proving" what works. So their results go largely unnoticed by the medical community. They write a book or post their findings online, and there are always those who try to discredit them. "Oh, he is not a doctor, therefore he has no right to tell us what he found out about the human body!" Well, If it cured Aunt Bessie after the doctors gave up, I want to know about it, I do not care if the guy who discovered it is an auto mechanic or a nuclear physicist.
Cancer treatment is BIG business. What does a round of chemo cost? 30 grand? No wonder our health insurance rates are skyrocketing. I am trying to do my part to keep my health costs down. I don't want my insurer to have to pay $30,000 for chemo for me if statistically it only buys me another 6 months to live, and all 6 months of it probably with no hair. If I do chemo and rads, at 30,000 each, I do not want my insurer to have to pay for these a SECOND time five years from now because I didn't know I needed to drink less soda pop to stay well, or whatever. You get the idea.
The health insurance monthly premium for my husband and me is about $3,745 per month. Crazy, huh?
So, I am okay with operating from information based on individual personal experiences, and anecdotal evidence, when it comes to health and keeping the cancer at bay. I have a few friends, and friends of friends who have beat cancer with diet, and one of the biggest hints is.... no sugar. I should probably cite my sources on all of what I post, but I am just getting started and not quite in the groove on that yet.
A lot of caring people want us to get well and want to share simple and inexpensive wellness tips that the doctors are not really allowed to recommend to us for fear of being branded unscientific or unorthodox. The doctors' hands are tied.
I think it is up to me to take full responsibility for my own survival. And I really appreciate the do-it-yourself pioneers (both doctors and non-doctors) who have provided anti-cancer information, whether "medically proven" or not. Also, for the record, I do not think one requires a medical degree in order to be a credible witness in the fight against cancer or any other disease. Any person who has a body is welcome to tell me what he/ she has learned about how to get well, and I am very interested!
12/7/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-