There is a connection to everything!
I had gone to a ND - Naturopath Oncologist last fall. Four sessions of time and money but they took no action. Always suggested waiting to see what the MD Oncologist would say. Then I called to change one appointment and was told that she quit. Excuse me? I wondered why they didn't call me to tell me. A few weeks later I called and suggested they give me a free appointment to see someone else. They wouldn't go for it. My husband was happy that she quit - that was a sign for him that I follow only the MD. I still wanted some support and intervention so I kept looking. I was not willing to only listen to the MD. I started learning about natural alternatives as a young stay at home mom; that's how I raised my three children.
On my search just before I took my 2 radiation sessions, I came across a male ND and his wife who is a nurse. They could help me get down to the root cause of my cancer situation and support me on my journey to health and wellness. They took immediate action. I had an infrared thermometry test from head to hip. The top 5 issues are my thyroid, food intolerance, kidney, adrenals and heavy metals.
Program: No coffee, black tea, milk products, wheat, nuts, corn and cocoa. Eat organic. Drink 8 glasses of room temperature water (no drinks during meals), exercise. Stay away from wireless as much as possible. Looking into parasites and molds in my body as well as building up my immune system. I have 33 parasites and 7 molds in my body. They taught me how to do a coffee enema using a golden coffee not black coffee. I was encouraged by other clients in the room and listened to their journey of conquering cancer and Lyme disease.
Coffee is the only thing I'm having trouble giving up. Getting used to the coffee enemas. I'm drinking lots of Matcha Green Tea which is an antioxidant but I still crave the espresso coffee on top of that; the black tea, milk products, wheat, nuts, corn and cocoa; no problem. Did you know that coffee beans roasted black are carcinogenic?
I also joined a free 10 class cancer coaching program with ChrisBeatCancer.com
Small changes = small results. Radical changes = radical results. With cancer you need to take massive action for a minimum of two years. We can expect opposition on our journey. We must listen to our instincts and intuition.
I had to stop doubting and being tossed around like ocean waves because I was going insane. I had to do what I had to do for me. I felt enough is enough and I'm going to overdose on nutrition as I pray for help to overcome my not good for cancer - food cravings. I want to starve cancer cells, not feed them. Healing goes beyond food. Healing is about thoughts, beliefs, lifestyle and creating an action plan to stay on course.
When there is stress and anxiety from loved ones - I can ask them to respect my choice and trust that I've made the right choice for myself. I need to get my family on board or off board; creating healthy boundaries. It is in my best interest to find a support network, build a team. Hang out with like minded people.
I am making a plan to get well and encouraging others to do the same. I plan to live. Eat to live not live to eat. Enjoy my life, because going the other way was bringing depression which suppresses the immune system. Focusing on all the things I can do brings JOY because of being grateful. I am grateful for finding like minded people. Following the MD's suggestion left me feeling hopeless and helpless.
In changing my eating habits to plant based nutrition with no oils my joints were moving freely. No more arthritis in my knees, neck or spine. I was feeling great physically and so inspired by my choice. This lifestyle began the end of November. After one radiation treatment the pain in my legs was terrible and my fingers where they were dry (during winter months) had deep cracks and hurt. I couldn't imagine having fourteen more treatments and coming home discouraged, defeated and disillusioned.
A few weeks ago I mentioned having a fungus infection. It started out as a small red patch on my hand now it's much bigger and itchy. The MD gave me some cream to use. It's been over a month and was not getting better. Now that I'm eliminating foods that are bothersome to me and putting apple cider vinegar on it several times a day since leaving my home town it is drying up and getting smaller in size.
I can see the huge connection between stress and our health. My head of hair is thinning from all this stress.
Thinking about my hair: Back in 2002 I attended a seminar in Vancouver. I wanted to get over the fear of public speaking. We were encouraged to send in our three minute song and go on stage and perform. I flew to Vancouver for the weekend. The song I chose was 'Hair'. I had a seamstress sew me a hippy costume for the occasion. I bought a blond long hair wig. I sent in my song then prepared myself for my performance. I was so afraid. When it came time to go on stage I felt like I was going to vomit and faint. I was instructed to breathe into a brown bag with deep breaths. I indeed did go on stage and sing to my hearts content 'Hair' . . . . Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair, shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen. Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer. Here, baby, there, mamma, everywhere, daddy, daddy. Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair. Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair . . . . . and this is how I came to grow my hair . . . .
I've had a short spiky hair style for 18+years. When my second grandson was three (he's now 9) he said "Why you say you girl when you have boy hair?" This was after his five year old brother scolded him because the hockey puck he shot at the net hit me in the groin. Then my five year old grandson (he's now 11) told his brother to be careful because he'd hurt my penis!! To which any grandmother would reply "I'm a girl I don't have a penis! Which created another conversation!
My hair now is very long. Thanks to a comment from my only granddaughter two years ago when she was three. We were getting all the girls ready for a Christmas photo. She said, "Nonna, you're not a girl you have boy hair!". Well that comment changed my hair style. I haven't had a hair cut since November 2014. My granddaughter's hair is below her butt. All her Aunt's, her Nana and her mom all had long hair at the time. Now I do too!
A couple we met in Victoria called us the other day to see how we were doing. They went on a road trip for three months. They encouraged me to block my fears and not to allow others fears co-hearse me into treatment I did not choose myself. I told them I was going to Victoria for a few days to connect the dots with Dorothy. Then I thanked them for calling at just the right time. He is bald like my husband and she's got a great head of hair.
May you too connect the dots in your life as you create a support team with like minded people. I hope you'll do what it takes to get over your fears. One at a time. A day at a time.
With Love and Encouragement - Dorothy
Mamma D Butterfly/Mamma D from YYC