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Oct 14, 2019 05:30PM
Oct 14, 2019 05:31PM
mac5 -- whatever you do, make sure you find and include Naturopath MO in your team. Not just naturopath, but NMO. Ask them to manage your overall care. Ask to do blood tests for inflammation markers, natural killer cells, proteins, tumor markers, vitamins, methylation, enzymes etc. They are able to run all these tests through insurance. Decreasing inflammation in your body is a key for successful treatment.
You have a big size. Lit muscle is a concern. I know the feeling when you work with impersonal Drs, you know you have an emergency and feeling against the wall.
Several steps that, to me, were/are essential
1. Riordan protocol, that's what I did while waiting, and that what shrank my tumor 50% within weeks initially. High dozes vit C protocol could be done as fast as 3 weeks. You would need to find a functional medicine center that does it https://riordanclinic.org/research-study/vitamin-c-research-ivc-protocol/ (they may call it differently, it's OK), 12-13 IVs. from 25 to 100 mg, bringing C blood level to 300+. For me it worked like chemo without chemo.
Even if you do chemo, high dozes of vit C are now approved to alleviate chemo SE and boost results.
2. This woman https://www.facebook.com/jane.mclelland.1
and her book which remains #1 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/How-Starve-Cancer-Jane-McLelland/dp/0951951734/
There is now the UK based medical center that is based off her research, they take patients everywhere https://careoncology.com/faq/
I use only a couple of NSAID and glucose blocking drugs/supplements from her list, but would go for all if my cancer returns.
3. Supplements. It has to be a cocktail specific to cancer.
4. Juicing. I do 5lb of carrots plus some beets and celery every other day.
5. Total exclusion of starch, baked goods, bread, pasta, bringing processed carbs to an absolute minimum.
6. Everything organic.
7. Stress=cortisol. Whatever can bring stress down: nature https://neurosciencenews.com/nature-cortisol-stress-11001/, meditation groups, travel, extra sleep, activities, withdrawal from conflict situations, whatever it takes to avoid stress.
Keep this in mind: https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/04/11/breast-cancer-surgery-spread and make sure you have NSAIDs in your body.
I found that it's easier to get your surgical/MO team onboard when you already became a patient of Functional MO, and you come to them with your list of supplements and protocols signed off by a Functional MD.
To me, it was important to avoid a patient and "cancer survivor" mentality. I decided that cancer will not define me. It's a serious chronic condition, and I have a choice and a decisive voice in how I want to approach it. I trained myself not to be shy to ask for 3d, 4d and more opinions. I learnt to change doctors if I felt uncomfortable. I insisted on my first MRI, and did my own second MRI when they said I don't need it (it changed everything). I raced against the clock and got vit C protocol done, though none of my conventional med team wanted to hear about it.
I felt tired and despaired more than once, and wanted to give up: after all, I have my insurance, it's doctors' job to treat me, I don't want to manage it, it's too much... and then I got back up and researched yet more, and found yet another functional medicine Dr who refined my supplements list (I have three integrative medicine MDs I consult, and one NMO), and sent them yet more latest research articles that made them to advice another test and another supplement... and we made it. I hope it helps a little... Thinking of you, please send me pm if you feel like.