Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Checking your cancer diet out.

I found this on the Acid/Alkyline website the other day and I read it over to see if I was on track with my diet.  The good news for me is - yes. Its become such a lifestyle that I rarely think much about it anymore.
If you wish to see this information at source please click here.

You will learn from studying about the acid alkaline food chart that food leaves either an alkaline or acidic residue in your body. You don’t necessarily have to cut out all acidic foods from your diet. Preferably you should make sure 30% of your diet consists of acid foods with the other 70% being alkaline ones. This will keep your pH balance at the right levels.

Below you will find a list of twelve of the best foods to help your system stay balanced.

1.) Raw spinach and lettuce: green leafy vegetables are highly alkaline and contain more nutrients when eaten raw than when cooked. An easy strategy to eating more is to thoroughly wash your salad fixing right away and arrange them in a bowl. Keep the bowl of salad in your refrigerator and eat from it within three days. Keep alkaline foods handy and within easy reach for those occasional sugar cravings.

2.) Potato skins and squash: The white flesh part of the potato is acidic but interestingly the skins are alkaline and make great snacks when lightly seasoned and baked. Sweet potatoes are also a good alkaline choice. You can substitute potatoes with the similar texture of squash and zucchini, which are also alkaline.

3.) Wild rice, quinoa, and millet: Bleached rice and flour cause an acid overload and encourage fermentation as they are difficult to digest. Instead look to wild rice, quinoa, and millet alternatives for your baking needs.

4.) Soy milk and cheese: The majority of affordable dairy products are made from cow’s milk. These however are some of the most acidic foods on the acid alkaline food chart. Opt instead for milk and cheese made from soy. Goat’s milk and cheese is another alkaline option.

5.) Olive, flax, and canola oils: The most beneficial oil when looking for an alkaline one is olive oil. You can also use flax seed and canola oil instead of acidic corn and other vegetable oils.

6.) Broccoli, Onions, and Asparagus: While nearly every vegetable is a wise choice according to the acid alkaline food chart, some are more alkaline than others. These include asparagus, broccoli, onions, beets, and okra.

7.) Lemon water, herbal and green tea: The most beneficial ways to prepare herbal and green teas is to use alkaline water. Adding lemon to alkaline water is also a healthy choice. Steer clear of beverages with alcohol and caffeine as well as soft drinks as these all have acidifying affects.

8.) Chestnuts and Almonds: These nuts along with soy nuts all provide great alkaline nutrition. You should watch the amounts you eat of some of the most acidic nuts like cashews, peanuts, walnuts, and pecans.

9.) Green beans, soy beans, and peas: You will notice on your chart that some beans and legumes are acidic whereas others are alkaline in nature. Soy beans, peas and green beans are alkaline and others like pinto, lima, kidney, and navy beans should be limited since they are acidic in nature.

10.) Stevia, maple sugar, and raw sugar: These are the most alkaline sweetener choice there are. Make sure to completely avoid artificial sweeteners like Sweet and Low, Equal, and Nutrasweet as these are made up of acids and chemicals.

11.) Citrus fruits: Lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits are acidic in nature but have alkaline properties when consumed. These type of fruits are good choices for refreshing alkaline drinks. Use these natural flavors in alkaline water along with a sweetener such as Stevia to quench you thirst and provide refreshment.

12.) Papaya, mangoes, and watermelons: Although many fruits have alkaline affect mangos, papayas, and watermelons are some of the best sources. Apples, grapes, and blueberries are very alkaline as well. Try and limit the amount of some somewhat acidic fruits like cranberries, prunes, and blackberries.

 An important tip is to always eat fruit alone. It breaks down and digests quickly so when eaten in combination with foods that do not it can begin to ferment while it sits in the stomach.
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Friday, May 18, 2012



This video pretty much sums up why I added Nature's Pearls capsules (ten a day) to my personal anti cancer protocol.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ken Tobias sings Dream #2

I  have had the pleasure of exchanging emails with Ken. I told him that the power of this song touched me deeply. Ken told me that he has received such messages many times since he wrote that song many years ago.
Ken is well known and respected as a song writer but, unbeknownst to many people he is also a splendid painter.

Please click here if you would like to visit Ken's website.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Grandma's Home made Jelly Jam - a Cancer Cure........not quite.....but!

I want to introduce you to this little fruit.  I am sure that most people know it as the lowly muscadine grape.

The lowly muscadine had a reputation for making grape jelly and plonk  But, who would have thought that it  was a potential anti cancer bomb.

I am now taking Nature's Pearls capsules - 9 per day.

Check this out:

“In summary, Nature’s Pearl appears to inhibit the growth of tumor cells of various types and although it is too early to predict results in future human trials, initial studies are promising.
“I plan to share this information with my many patients who have or had a history of colon, breast, prostate and other solid tumors.
“In addition the ORAC level (the anti-oxidant properties) of Nature’s Pearl is very high when compared to other natural antioxidants. For those of us that use antioxidants as supplements this would be a reasonable addition to our nutritional regimen. Only contraindication to use is allergy to grapes.”

In some tests, tumor growth rate was reduced using the extract was on the magnitude of 80 to 90 percent. Another recent study from the University of Colorado echoes the promise of grape seed. A study published in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that in both cell lines and mouse models, grape seed extract (GSE) kills head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

“It’s a rather dramatic effect,” says Rajesh Agarwal, Ph.D., investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

To read more please click here. 
Does that grab your attention?  If not, nothing well.

The Top Five Regrets of Dying

  • I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself and not the life others expected of me
  • “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
  • “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.”
  •  “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
  •  “I wish that I had let myself be happier'.
From the Book by Bronnie Ware: The Top Five Regrets of Dying
And from an article in the The Toronto Star. Please click here.
To visit Bonny's blog, 'Inspiration and Chai • “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. Please click here

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cancer: Reach for the Golden Apple - Go Ahead, Create Your Bucket List

As my wife drove through home through the Rockies, I had time to rest and think about our day at Lake Louise.  I looked out the car window (where I took this picture) and said....here are a couple of things I want to do in the next two months.

I want to paraglide off a mountain peak.  I could only dream what it must look like to drift on the upper breezes with the eagles. And, I want to rip across the Kicking Horse River, on a zip line. There is more, but that is enough to digest at one time.

A bucket list isn't a bad thing. Its my way of saying, "If I have to go, I want to go out with drama." I want to live my dreams to their fullest.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cancer - recalibrate the psyche

See this beautiful scene.  I visited it a day after posting the story of the struggle of two friends with cancer. One died and the other is struggling.

I have found that during the most difficult hours, when my life weight is heaviest, I switch directions.

This picture was taken by me, from our dining room table, in The Fairmont Chateau, in Lake Louise.
We had a beautiful, long, lingering lunch.
And as we enjoyed our meal, a harpist was playing in the background. Talk about atmosphere.

The moral of the story is, its ok to suffer and to hurt. That's normal.  But, its important to refocus your sights.
Give yourself a new change in direction - recalibrate the psyche.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cancer and Winston Churchill's Message

Cancer: One damned thing after the other.

Are you ready.

I promised when I began my blog that I wouldn't turn it into a pottage of 'poor me' soup. I wanted it to help others.  I'm not sure if this is any help or not, but I will write it anyway.

As I sit here, looking out over the Rocky Mountains - I carry what may well be the heaviest burden I have known for years.

My cancer is in my lungs and at the time of my last posting it was growing.

Everything I read says that people who feel cheerful and positive live longer. You hear that all the time. Even my oncologist tells me that. But, life doesn't sit on the back burner as you deal with heavy issues.

I wrote yesterday of my friend Vince who passed away.  Today it gets worse.

After writing about Vince, I phoned my dear friend Guenter.  We both learned that we had cancer, at my daughter's home after a Christmas dinner, 5 years ago.  We both, unknowing of each other's situation planned to share the news with our family.

Guenter and I supported one another. We provided one another with a psychological cane.  We leaned on each other's shoulder.

After writing yesterdays posting - I phoned Guenter to encourage him.  His wife told me that Guenter is failing fast.  He is weak and bedridden.

Its hard to be positive when your best friends fall around you.  Its like being on a battle front.

Let me add this, for you readers of my blog.  I said that Guenter and I both learned of our illnesses at approximately the same time and we both told one another on the same night.  I'm still here and feeling physically healthy. I am entering a new phase in my personal treatment which I will share before long. The tumours in my lungs are relatively small. My battle continues.  Guenter and I made certain individual choices about what routes we would take.  I wonder if Guenter would be better today had he followed my path?

My journey continues and it appears that his is ending.

Dear readers....when the world about you is dark and heavy, and when life seems impossible - never give up.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Its Hard When You Lose a Friend to Cancer

Especially when you are living with it.

I lost a friend the other day.  Life has distanced us over the years, but I nonetheless, had a warm spot within for him. I have known him and his family for 30 years.

We did all the things the family friends did together. Our kids played with each other. We ate meals together and we shared details of our ups and downs. All that kind of thing.

A chance visit with his only living son, provided the occasion for him sharing of his condition.  I didn't call Vince after I found out.

I chickened out.

I felt guilty for letting Vince go like that. I cared deeply for him but yet, when I see a good friend failing and falling with cancer, it becomes far too personal. I see myself in their shoes.

See what I mean?

There are more dimensions to having cancer then people without it, realize.

As if that wasn't enough.  After  learned of Vince's death - the nightmares came, as they often do.  I am also left with a terrible ambivalence.  On one hand, Vince was a man of faith in God.  While I should have been celebrating his passing over I was left with a horrible hole within my life and the loss at this time is a burden. The loss at this time is enormous.

Good bye dear friend. I hope you understand and forgive me for not visiting you when you were at your lowest.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cancer -- Wow. Another door opens with new hope.

I was feeling discouraged when I got the results of my last blood tests and CT  scan.  My tumours resumed their growth in my lungs.  Lung cancer is a tough enemy to fight.  I mentioned in my last blog that there some reason to believe that my reishi wasn't doing the job.  I have read that the Japanese estimate that its effective in between 45 and 50% of all cases.  I guess I wasn't in the magic number.

Christians have an old saying, which seems to have some validity. God no sooner closes one door when He opens another.

About the time I was learning this news, my friend, healer and confidant - Jeff Piper of the Kawartha Natural Health Clinic, put me on to muscadine grape seed capsules.  Jeff was also the one who put me on to maple syrup and baking soda - which I have not lost faith in.

This link will take you to some information which Jeff sent me.  Please click here.
Its got some pretty awesome information.  In a nutshell, Muscadine, research by reputatable sources indicates that it alters the DNA structure of cancer cells.

Add grape seed extract to the list of nutrients that can tell friend from foe, offering safe and
helpful non-toxic remedies for those dealing with cancer or wishing to prevent it. The latest
study published last week in the journal Carcinogenesis is a mouse study involving head and
neck squamous cell carcinoma cells. It showed that grape seed extract damaged the DNA of cancer while blocking the ability of cancer cells to repair such damage. In contrast, grape seed extract is one of the friendliest and most helpful nutrients known to healthy cells

Another piece of information reports that muscadine inhibits the growth of cancer cells in lungs, colon, breast, prostate, brain skin and leukemia cancer. In my case, it is reported to inhibit the growth of 81.8% of  of all lung cancer cells.

That sounds pretty good to me.  The recommended dosage is 9 capsules a day. Its costly - but what price do you put on life?

I have been forthright and honest with my readers about my strategies for beating cancer.  And, I will keep you informed to let you know where its all going.