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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

John Hopkins Update - Cancer...


Last week I was called back to the breast center because my mammogram from the week before was abnormal... This frightened me... Mostly because cancer runs rampant in my family... My dad suffered from oral cancer and passed a couple of years ago and My mom had a double mastectomy this month...

I was advised that I would have another mammogram on my left breast and they would do an ultrasound... I was told that I would be informed of their findings in that visit... They were able to get a more clear mammogram (they squeezed the crap out of my boob).. and the ultrasound showed a pretty good sized cysts.. The cyst was filled with fluid and was no cause for concern... The doctor advised me that I am at an extremely high risk for breast cancer because... My breast tissue is not mostly fat like most - the tissue is very nodular and tough.. Very hard to read... Both maternal and paternal grandmothers had breast cancer.. My mother had breast cancer... Numerous relatives have had ovarian cancer and breast cancer... He advised me to meet with a geneticist, a breast surgeon, AND my gynecologist oncologist (I had first stages of vaginal cancer years ago) to discuss my options... He said that studies have shown that removal of the ovaries or breasts can reduce the likelihood of cancer by about 90%..... The doctor also advised that I will need to be checked every 6 months with a mammogram, ultrasound, and MRI...

This John Hopkins Update was sent to me by a friend... I have to say - I am a meat eater.. I do many of things that we are advised not to do... I'm thinking I should start paying attention and start being more proactive....

Facts:

Every person has cancer cells in the body. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after a treatment - this means that the cancer cells are too small for detection..

Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

When a person's immune system is strong than the cancer cells will be destroyed.

When a person has cancer it indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, but also environmental, food, and lifestyle.

To help prevent nutritional deficiencies - change diet to eat more healthy to strengthen the immune system.

An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiply...

a) Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful..

b) Milk caused the body to produce mucus.. Cancer feeds on mucus - substituting with unsweetened soy milk will help to starve the cancer...

c) Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and little other meat, like chicken.. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones, and parasites, which are harmful, especially to people with cancer..

d) A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F.

e) Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have caffeine... Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best drink purified water.. Avoid distilled water - it is acidic.

f) Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes.. Undigested meat can lead to a toxic buildup..

g) Cancer cell walls have tough protein covering. By refraining from eating less meat it frees ore enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

h) Some supplements build up the immune system.. (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAS etc) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.. Other supplemetns like vitamin E are know to cause apoptosis or programed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells..

NO PLASTIC CONTAINERS IN THE MICROWAVE
NO WATER BOTTLES IN THE FREEZER
NO PLASTIC WRAP IN MICROWAVE...

Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit.. Learn to relax and enjoy life...

Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells...

John Hopkins has recently sent the following in their newsletter...

Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases the dioxins from the plastic. We should not heat our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially refers to foods that contain fat.. Use glass such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.. Saran wrap placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave is just as dangerous.....

8 comments:

  1. I hadn't known most of these fact, thank you for the information. What a scare you have had, I am so sorry. Now luckily you are aware of your situation coupled with technology these days, things are looking upward. Onward!

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  2. Wow! I am so glad you are being proactive in your care. With the genetic history you have got to be! My father is a heart patient with diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, you name it, the man has it. Pills by the buckets, daily! He decided to go Vegan last year. In a year he has been taken off all his medications, except insulin. He has lost weight and now his doctors want him to speak at a monthly seminar on the benefits of a Vegan diet/lifestyle. Both of his parents were dead by 60. His brother dead at 35. Daddy is beating the odds just because of his diet. It's amazing! Good Luck!!!

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  3. I'm so glad things turned out good for you. Those are really interesting facts. I learned a lot!

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  4. That was really interesting and informative. I need to take better care of myself, I see myself in several of those points.

    I hope whatever you decide to do, gives you peace.

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  5. Wow thanks so much for this post! Its really interesting, now I'll just have to follow some of these things....

    Thanks for stopping by Emma's Lunch. I'm your newest follower.

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  6. I'm so happy that you're okay Kelly. Thanks so much for this helpful information. I'm going to share it with my family and friends. Hope your mom is doing well. Take care - Kelly

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  7. Kelly, only you can make the educated decisions to do what you need to do for your health.

    That being said - the above "facts" are a hoax, and John Hopkins Medicine states themselves as a hoax sheet that is being passed around via email - heres their link to dispute this list of "facts"
    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/news_events/featured/cancer_update_email_it_is_a_hoax.html

    I am a survivor myself, and i think its important that we be on the watch for the correct information :)

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  8. I am so glad that your tests came out well for you.

    Johns Hopkins does indeed have a cancer diet which does include a lot of veggies and such. I believe the whole plastics in the microwave thing was old news and proven incorrect.

    However, the actual hopkins diet has worked very well for several friends who have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancers of various types and were given only weeks to months to live. Now they have all been healthy for more than a decade and are able to enjoy their lives and the lives of their children/grandchildren.

    Good luck and take care!!!!

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