Ann Fonfa was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She had several recurrences in her breast and on her chest wall (Stage IV) and fought breast cancer for seven years, having a total of seven surgeries and a mastectomy. Now Ann is healthy, thriving and cancer free many years after her initial breast cancer diagnosis in 2001.
“The truth was I got a recurrence in less than two years however, this time the cancer was growing so slowly it was slower than normal cells.” ~ Ann Fonfa
Healing Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer Using Surgery, Alternative Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine with Ann Fonfa, Founder of Annie Appleseed Project.
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“In that moment I knew that I could survive and I feel like she saved my life by telling me that because if she could be a ten year survivor, I knew I could be as well.”
“Maybe people know what to ask but I really feel like doctors should bring their answers and I feel like they should have an FAQ they hand us…”
“The truth was I got a recurrence in less than two years however, this time the cancer was growing so slowly it was slower than normal cells.”
“That continued for years, I had five years of recurrence. Eventually I had three lumpectomy style surgeries, and then I had a mastectomy, then shockingly it recurred on the chest wall.”
“No one should take chemotherapy or radiation by itself I think its very important to protect ourselves because there are harms and those harms can be severe.”
“That changed in recent years because there are now some tests that can tell you whether you’ll benefit from chemo or not.”
“We have a downloadable handout, one for Paediatric, one for adults on things that have a large amount of evidence showing it will help with treatment, in reducing the toxicities (see links below).”
“My mother once sent me a postcard she said, ‘Why don’t you do what works?’ ‘Mom, great idea, the minute I know what that is, I’ll do it, until then I’m stumble, bumble, fumbling my way, but I’ll be twenty-two year survivor next week.”
“When I started doing this high dose Vitamin A for my chest wall tumours, I saw a reduction within three weeks of one of the tumours I had, it was amazing, I couldn’t believe it.”
“You have to doctor shop until you get someone who is comfortable with the protocol you want to do and that’s really important.”
“After all I began to realize that it’s about the human body not about the type of cancer you have.”
“Fighting cancer takes a lot of energy from the human body so you have to really keep yourself strong in order to do it.”
“She said, ‘You’re free of cancer, we’re going to call this No Discernible Disease, NDD.’”
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About Ann Fonfa
Ann Fonfa, diagnosed with breast cancer in January 1993 chose a different path. Boosting her own immune system with organic food, physical activity, relaxation/enjoyment of life, dietary supplements, detox and more, she dealt with cancer until it disappeared. It took 7 years but she has been cancer-free since Sept 2001. Ann founded www.annieappleseedproject.org to inform and educate others. Her nonprofit is all-volunteer run and all information is free of cost.
Ann attends educational, scientific, research meetings around the world. She has been a speaker, presented posters, moderated, and always asked penetrating questions. Ann works on grant reviews, mentors and helps train advocates, serves on many committees and panels and absolutely loves to offer her opinion on issues. She’s happily married, living in sunny South Florida and committed to her work to inform and educate people with cancer.
Healing and Thriving After Three Breast Cancer Tumours With Help From Functional Medicine, Sheryl Malin:
“I believe its up to the individual person to do their research and to make the choice of what they feel is comfortable for them.”
~Sheryl Malin, Thriving After Breast Cancer, Researcher and Author
Healing Breast Cancer Tumors Using Functional Medicine with Sheryl Malin, Researcher, Author and Champion for Quality Of Life.
Four years ago Sheryl Malin was diagnosed with three tumours in her breast. Sheryl held the past experience of her father and all his siblings dying from cancer. She worked in the medical field and was acutely aware of side effects and long term damage caused by some conventional treatments.
Lung Cancer Survivor for more than 40 years, Dr. Carl O Helvie:
“It’s empowering to a person to be able to make their own decision about what they want and also to have the support of people for that decision once it’s made.”
Dr. Carl O Helvie, RN, DrPH
Healing Lung Cancer Naturally with Dr. Carl O Helvie, RN, DrPH with Physical, Mental and Spiritual Aspects of the Body as well as the Environmental, Relationship and Political Components of Health.
Dr Carl O. Helvie is a Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Public Health Nursing from the University of California, a Masters Degree in Public Health and Wellness and a Doctorate in Public Health and Wellness both from Johns Hopkins University and continued Post Doctoral study in the Divinity School at Duke University.
“The most inflammatory substance as far as I’m concerned is cow’s milk. There is no animal on GOD’s earth that has animal milk, any milk at all, after weaning; only human beings.”
Dr. Patrick Kingsley, Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
Optimum Nutrition for Cancer | Cancer Diet
As a physician, Dr. Patrick Kingsley practiced nutritional and environmental medicine, worked in Anaesthetics then Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He worked in a pharmaceutical company for eight years, finally settling into single handed, rural dispensing, general practice. This is where Dr. Kingsley really began to learn why people get sick and what it truly takes for them to get better.
“I think that’s a big part of why we are sick, because we hold onto so much emotion, spiritually and emotionally.”
Angel Howerton, Holistic Coach, Native American Herbalist
Healing Uterine Cancer
After Angel was in a serious accident, her body was unable to heal properly, since unbeknownst to her, she was bleeding from somewhere else and her red blood cell count was dangerously low. After many tests and more than 80 x-rays, Angel was told she had Uterine Cancer.
Shortly after surgery to remove the uterine cancer by radical hysterectomy, the cancer began growing and spreading along her incision. Now Angel was told she was ‘Stage IV’ and was given only 3 weeks to live. Angel’s doctor told her to go home and be with her family because there was nothing more they could do for her.
Returning home made Angel stronger and her conviction and promise to herself that she would not give up, became the foundation upon which Angel was able to eradicate uterine cancer from her body. She had help, through the spirit of her late Mother, Angel remembered her roots to herbal medicine and began educating herself until she knew enough to treat herself with Native American Herbs.
Listen in as Angel shares her 12 step protocol, which Native American Herbal blend she uses, what she eats and how she was able to first spiritually, then physically heal her body from uterine cancer, known as ‘the most deadly cancer for women.’ (more…)
“It was really discouraging as a teenager to feel different than your peers and know that I was already bigger than my friends.”
Jessica Wyman, Certified Health Coach
Certified Holistic Nutritionist Jessica Wyman shares her own weight loss healing journey and great tips on how to transition from fast food to healthy eating.
There are also insights into pancreatitis, from a teaching through her husband’s recovery from recurrent bouts and how toxic fats made him so sick … super interesting!!
What Jessica said really made me think about how toxic fats are affecting our digestion so badly, clogging everything up, and how they reduce our ability to remove sugar and toxins from our blood, how they congest the nutrition flowing into cells and waste flowing out.
Wendy Banting, Author of Wake Up and Eat The Kale, shares the story of her journey through advanced breast cancer.
She speaks about using a specialized macrobiotic diet, conventional treatments, and natural therapies and including energy work through yoga. Wendy shares her experience in traveling out of the United Stated to attend sessions for with a faith healer, a therapy wrought in mystery.
Wendy found her own way to healing and through sharing her story of success over advanced breast cancer, she hopes to encourage you to find therapies that resonate with you and heal you.
Even though Dr. Veronique Desaulniers was eating organic food and living a healthy lifestyle, 24 years into her Chiropractic practice she found a lump in her breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer.
After extensive research and reflection into her personal situation, Dr. V. learned there were still some issues which were causing her body to be out of balance.
Dr. V changed several things, including having a hidden cavitation repaired. She used Bloodroot and Black Salve and applied it to the tumor in her breast. She later realized the product she used was inferior and caused only part of the breast tumor to fall out. She chose to let the wound heal instead of applying more salve and after two years, the tumor started growing again.
Listen in as Dr. V. shares exactly what she did to remove her own breast tumor completely.
Dr. V. also shares details of her seven essentials for healing your body in this short interview.
Under the most dire of circumstances, you can still heal your body and turn your life around.
Dave Conrardy was 430 pounds, his diabetes and blood sugar were out of control and he was experiencing a myriad of diseases and syndromes including colon cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, severe acid reflux and arthritis. One of Dave’s kidneys was infected, and both were leaking protein into his bloodstream, a very serious and devastating issue in late stage diabetes.
“At 430 pounds, I was a walking, talking toxic waste dump and I didn’t even understand it or know it or realize it.”
Scroll Below for Dave’s Video Story, Scroll Below the Video for links to the books and recipes Dave used and to connect with Dave on his Facebook and YouTube pages (more…)
Diane’s humorous and joyful spirit shines through in this beautiful and sometimes funny video interview below about her journey through breast cancer. Her story moves through pressure from doctors to have double mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) to a compromise that included lumpectomy and localized radiation only. First though, Diane took six months to research, learn, find support and build a foundation for healing.
Doctors partly based their decision that Diane should have double (or single) mastectomy on their false assumption that she was positive for the BRCA1 gene. Three months into Diane’s six month experiment on the Macrobiotic diet she got authorization to take the test, which turned out to be negative.
After she found a lump, which turned into two, the stage one diagnosis turned into stage two because of the presence of multiple tumours. Even with the massive fear that surrounds a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, Diane was able to recognize that in order to make the right decisions, she must remain calm and in control. (more…)
A courageous and devoted volunteer at a Children’s Cancer Hospital in the Middle East shares his experience in providing moral support to families and children with cancer.
There is more wisdom in his words than even he realizes.
He carries a deep love and loyalty to his country and his people. His message about reasoning versus violence rings true around the world, not just in his own country. The people of the world are beginning to see how hope, faith and a more positive way of thinking can change our world in ways we never imagined and most important, these ways of being and thinking are crucial to helping children heal, overcome cancer and live much better lives.
At times during the interview, his voice breaks and you can feel his emotion pouring through as he almost begins to cry. I wish you could hear the interview, however he prefers to remain completely anonymous to protect himself and (more…)
Suffering from acne changes your life and clearing that acne changes your life in ways you never could imagine. This is Sazzu’s story, living in a dark period from the age of 13 where at times she completely ignored what was happening for the pain it caused her emotionally and physically.
She never gave up though and this is the key to all healing – be persistent – be patient, healing takes time. Sazzu reports it took her one and a half years to completely clear her acne and the changes she made in her diet not only cleared up her acne, you can see her skin is radiant now, it also changed her life in wonderful ways. It gave her more energy, cleared her depression, helped her lose weight, balanced her hormones and gave her (more…)
After years of struggle and relentless persistence, hundreds of cancers and many different treatments, Doug finally calls himself ‘cured.’ How is this possible? It’s got to be Doug’s indomitable human spirit! Please like and share this inspiring story!
“My first basal cell carcinoma appeared 30 years ago under my right eye. The dermatologist cut it out and radiated it. Over 100 other basal and squamous cell cancers have been treated since.
“I joyfully sent yet another story of healing from advanced cervical cancer naturally. Everyone’s journey is perfectly unique. My healing was not nested in the physical things I did; it blossomed from a surrender and a commitment to love myself with the time I thought remained. To anyone reading this with cancer, cancer is an experience and a teacher, if you allow it to be. I am grateful for my experience and the chance to really LIVE my life. ANYONE has the potential to heal. If I could heal with limited resources living the oft chaotic life of a single mother of four children…….so can you!They said it couldn’t be done until the fool who didn’t know it couldn’t be done came along and did it. I am, with the utmost gratitude for my life that ‘fool.’
I did not climb a mountain or find a secluded months-long retreat. I did not learn Yoga or wear a turban. I did not chant a mantra or meet with a passel of healers. I simply had no time for these valuable but elusive tools. I am not wealthy nor have I been a perfect wife, mother or even person. I however have healed from advanced cervical cancer naturally. I healed in the context of a busy often chaotic everyday life of a single mom with four kids. Even better, I had a baby at 43 years of age, four years after a diagnosis of advanced cervical cancer. If one person can do this, the portal to all possibilities has opened. Read ON!(more…)
Jonathan Chamberlain is a researcher and author of four books on cancer as well as a personal memoir on caregiving and living with his profoundly disabled daughter, Stevie. After losing his wife to cervical cancer, Jonathan has spent the last several years researching cancer and the many aspects that surround this often misunderstood and just as often mistreated dis-ease.
“Cancer is an early warning signal that the ecology of the body is out of sync.”
In this short interview, Jonathan shares golden gems of insight for healing your body.
He tells the true story he documented in ‘The Amazing Cancer Kid: The totally true story of Connah Broom,’ about a young boy who was sent home to die with eleven tumors in his body. When doctors told the boy’s grandparents he would be dead in 18 months, they refused to believe. They changed every aspect of Connah’s life that mattered. Now he is very well and entering secondary school.
“He’s robustly healthy. He plays football. He dances … and he still has cancer.”
Jonathan also talks about how to create a support team around you if you are in healing mode.
He speaks from a caregiver’s perspective on the best way to support someone with cancer.
Scroll down for a link to download Jonathan’s newest book ‘Cancer? Don’t Panic,’ completely FREE. (more…)
Mindy is an inspiration to all of us. She glows with health and vitality despite a diagnosis of brain cancer and unbelievably as a result of her reaction to that diagnosis.
In this interview which took place in September of 2013, Mindy shares her uplifting story of transformation as she moves through brain cancer tumors in this personal and poignant story.
She shares frustrations about receiving incorrect information from her Neuro-Oncologist, who told her to eat cheeseburgers, fries and milkshakes to help her gain weight. To gain fat and ill-health he surely meant.
Moving through cancer has produced a transformation in Mindy that she believes would not have happened otherwise: “As a result of having cancer, my personal life has improved, all my relationships, I believe are better.”
Her neurological symptoms began with speech and motor control problems. She describes the pain of realizing there was something terribly wrong and of having to tell her husband: ‘I have brain cancer.’ She says it was the hardest thing to ever leave her mouth.
Several months ago Mindy had a biopsy on one brain tumor which was never removed because of its inoperable location. MRI’s show that (more…)
Katina Makris shares her five year healing journey through Lyme Disease.
She describes how some outdated blood tests can’t find Lyme Disease and how crucial it is to have newer testing, as the slow-growing Lyme spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, can spiral its way through and out of the bloodstream, into the spinal cord and up to the brain.
She shares first symptoms and chronic symptoms and explains how many physicians aren’t trained in recognizing the symptoms of Lyme Disease. If left undiagnosed, the illness caused by this bacteria can become chronic and debilitating.
Katina describes how she was able to finally get properly diagnosed and treated to kill the bacteria and regain her health.
She also covers how the physical and emotional trauma of being attacked by this aggressive bacteria left her unable to deal with normal, every day parts of her life.
Katina teaches three cutting edge labs for Lyme Disease Testing and shows us how to find a Practitioner who is knowledgeable and certified for treating Lyme Disease. (more…)
Is the ‘cure’ for Multiple Sclerosis inside your own belief system? If you have Multiple Sclerosis you’ll want to watch this movie. You might want to watch it even if you’ve never experienced an MS attack. If you have a friend or loved one with Multiple Sclerosis, please be kind and share this movie with them! Dr. Sharon Bertrand was so deeply connected with Western Medicine that her belief system lived there as well. She had no idea that the way to heal her body was to heal her beliefs first. She began her long career in the medical community as a Junior Volunteer. Then she moved on to be a Nursing Assistant, then a Registered Nurse and finally she spent years working as a dedicated and much overworked Hospital Vice President: “Make Your Mind Up Because Your Biology Follows Your Thoughts” This profound statement reveals a secret that is so powerful, it has the potential to help us heal almost any dis-ease: When we align our physical body with our inner desires, (that which makes us happy) we have the ability to overcome dis-ease and heal our body. (more…)
This month we share a fantastic interview with Dennis Hill, Biochemist, Software Engineer and Meditation Teacher, who healed himself of Stage III Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate gland.
After three months on two doses of Cannabis Extract daily, tests show Dennis’s primary adenocarcinoma of the prostate is gone. Another three months takes care of any remaining metastases and Dennis gets the all clear from his physician after only six months. He uses no other interventions.
“I do everything I can. This is not the job of the doctor to kill my cancer. This is my job.”
Cannabis extract for healing cancer is a hot topic right now and people from all over the world are trying Cannabis extract for many types of cancer, epilepsy and seizures and many nervous system disorders – with wild success. It’s not for everyone though. Find out why Dennis thinks some people shouldn’t use this therapy.
Excellent information in this short healing story about the molecular aspects of the endocannabinoid system in the body and how cannabinoids and the immune system work together to kill cancer cells, tumor cells and other diseased and dead cells.
When the news that she had malignant ovarian cancer hit Margaret, she was lying on a gurney in the recovery room. A surgeon had just removed two large malignant tumors.
After considering her options her first knee-jerk reaction was to follow what the oncologists were recommending, a course of chemotherapy. At first she was seriously afraid and had no information backing up a decision either way. Margaret began a journey that would change not only her life, it would also help thousands of others to make empowering decisions about their own health care.
“I had a very tangible fear, I had a very serious situation that I was facing but that’s behind me now and I was able to work through it by researching and educating myself.”
In this heartfelt story, a young couple married only three months had their lives changed drastically when Cortney developed a second growth in her armpit, second to the one which had been in her neck for years. At a very young twenty-six years old, she was diagnosed with a slow growing lymphatic cancer known as Hodgkins Lymphoma.
A long term, chemotherapy cocktail is the ‘only thing that will cure’ Cortney’s cancer, her oncologist stated and when she and her husband Kevin learned of the high infertility rates and toxicity associated with the treatment, they focused their energies elsewhere.
Kevin went into protection mode, devoting all time and energy to finding an alternative method of treating her cancer. Cortney says she was negative and defensive, ‘one of the other side’ (more…)
When Dan and Sally Roman’s son Gabriel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes they immediately sprang into action, researching, studying and experimenting with low carb, low glycemic, non-allergenic foods. Although the results weren’t immediate, it took only a few months for Gabriel’s blood glucose levels to stabilize and for him to feel much better and more energetic. Soon though his brother Nathan was also diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Nathan’s journey to health took much longer, as it was almost two and a half years until his blood sugar was stabilized. Sally worked to develop over 100 healthy, diabetic alkaline recipes, in seven recipe e-books, which are all available on their website. Now both boys are living healthy lives without insulin injections or diabetes medications. (more…)
I decided to write this post because I read TONS of forum board discussions and articles and posts that were extremely helpful and comforting for my own healing process and decided to try to do the same thing for someone else.
I had been sexually active for approximately 6 years and I went in for my first pap smear at the age of 24. I got the dreaded phone call saying “Your pap results are abnormal. You have cervical dysplasia. This is pre-cancerous”. My heart froze. CANCER. what? I was scared out of my mind.
I did a ton of research and basically became an expert in everything related to the cervix and it’s abnormalities. My gynecologist told me I should come in for a colposcopy. Again, i was so scared.
The colposcopy results came back and I had CINII, stage 2 cervical dysplasia. She said that CIN2 was extremely dangerous and that she didn’t even think cryosurgery was going to help (during cryosurgery they freeze off the affected parts of your skin with liquid nitrogen and then they fall off with pain, watery discharge and a lot of discomfort) so she told me I needed to get LEEP (laser surgical removal or a part of my cervix) in other words she wanted to chop part of my cervix right off. (more…)
“What if cancer is just a limited point of view? … Your point of view creates your reality.”
Evita’s beautiful story and stunning transformation from severe ovarian cancer, sick and depressed into radiant beauty and optimum health is inspiring people around the world.
Evita was only in her mid twenties when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her home country, Poland.
She later came to realize that a toxic relationship, poor diet and stress were at the heart of her illness and feelings of despair.
She began deep cleansing and saw immediate and drastic results which spurred her on to take complete control and heal herself.
Evita shares how she came through ovarian cancer to complete healing and vibrant health.
After being deeply worried about the possibility of not being able to have children when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Evita tells of the joy she experienced while pregnant and now as a new mother to her son after achieving healing and vibrant health.
“I knew something was eating me. Literally for the years that I was married I knew there was something inside me crawling and making me tired and just chewing on my body.”
At 34 years old, Mike Dancer was stressed out, working long hours and living on cereal and milk. For the first 34 years of his life everything was pretty normal and then one day Mike experienced a devastating shock when he was sitting at his desk at work, he fell off his chair in an epileptic seizure and couldn’t remember a thing about it. From that point on his life changed drastically.
Mike was diagnosed with the ‘dis-ease’ Epilepsy and was offered medications that would ‘make him better’. They didn’t work and instead caused terrible side effects to his sleep patterns giving him insomnia and excessive fatigue. His digestive system became compromised and he couldn’t eat a lot of the foods he had grown up with at his parent’s farm, like dairy, bread, yeast and red meat. His endocrine system was strongly effected and his hormones became unbalanced. These side effects were weighing heavy on Mike and at times he couldn’t remember his own name.
Not wanting to spend his life like this Mike somehow managed to wean himself of all of the epilepsy medications (not something he recommends anyone does without medical supervision!) and used his own modified version of the Ketogenic Diet along with intense bodybuilding to regain his health (more…)
“I had a 7 pound 3 ounce tumor on my liver. The doctor told me to go home and that I was going to die and that there was no hope! Another doctor took the tumor out but I still had to go for chemotherapy. I took 2 treatments and could not take another one. A friend of mine told me about the Pau D’arco tea. I used it, drank it every day and began to feel better. My strength came back and three months later I had to under go a CT scan. The doctor asked how the treatments were. I told him that I only took two and he said the cancer was probably back after the tests. He came back shaking his head. He said there was no sign of the cancer anywhere!!!!! It works I tell everyone to use it!!!!!” Chris (treasurehunter)
Pau D’Arco an herb that has properties which act against cancer, is from the inner bark of a South American tree, also known as Taheebo. It is listed in Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Botanical Database as having cancer fighting properties. It has been used for centuries there as an alternative treatment for cancer. Is Pau D’Arco a cure for cancer? For more information on Pau D’Arco tea go to: http://thegoodwitch.ca/a-powerful-cancer-fighting-herb-pau-darco/
I received a wonderful story about a woman who used Pau D’Arco tea on a large tumor on her elderly dog, with fantastic results. I’ll be sharing her story in our new, upcoming book, Herbs Used Against Cancer!!
For 22 years, since he was only 6 years old, Tony Graziano suffered with Asthma, Nose Polyps and respiratory congestion. Tony was on medications and puffers for years, until it got so bad that he could hardly breathe. He knew he had to do something different.
Tony was born into an Italian family and it was normal for him to eat bread, cheese and lots of meat. His father was a medical physician and his family followed the medical doctrine, ‘if something was wrong, go see the doctor’.
For years he struggled with symptoms of Asthma and respiratory congestion. He had three surgeries for (more…)
In recent months, Evangelina has been struggling with the re occurrence of her leg tumor. Evangelina has begun a fundraising project to help fund the surgery and care she requires for the liposarcoma tumor on her leg.
Please go to her campaign, see her story and give what you can, to help Evangelina be able to pay for the care she requires.
At first doctors thought the lump on Evangelina’s leg was just a lipoma, a fatty deposit. It had never posed a problem before and had been there for several years. It began to protrude from her leg and her daughter became concerned. After removal, tests showed the lump to be a liposarcoma, a rare cancer for someone as young as Evangelina.
She found the stress from dealing with doctors, tests and hospitals was wearing her down and was actually worse than dealing with the cancer itself. Conflicting opinions were testing her personal resolve. She stayed strong within herself and held her belief that (more…)
For 18 months Lori Lober tried to find an explanation as to why she intuitively felt something was wrong with her body. By the time she was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer, her tests showed HER 2 positive (breast cancer ‘oncogene’), Liver metastases as well as tumors throughout her lymphatic system. At only 36 years of age, and one month before her younger brother passed away from cancer, Lori started conventional chemotherapy treatments for Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Now twelve years later, after years of Herceptin treatments, multiple surgeries and a double mastectomy, Lori is ‘alive and thriving!’
When I first heard Lori’s story, I had to sit back and take in what she was telling me. Lori’s story shows that in the worst of situations and under the most dire of circumstances our spirit and the belief it holds (more…)
I had colon cancer (stage 3) and was diagnosed Dec. 2007 and had surgery on New Years Eve of 2007. I did have surgery and had about 10 inches taken off my colon. They recommended chemo. At that stage I did not know what to do except chemo. I think I had 7 or 8 treatments…But on the positive side I never got sick, never sick to my stomach, never lost my hair, never lost my desire to eat, but I must admit I felt terrible after the treatment. At that point I started to learn all I could to educate myself and boy I did. I do not want this stuff to make an appearance again. I purchased book after book, read, read and read some more and continue to apply as I see fit to do …We can learn an awful lot from other people.
What alternative therapies did you do and which ones helped you the most?
First off I started to research supplements and cancer. And almost the first one I focused on was Essential Fatty Acids. From Brian Peskin, The Hidden Story of Cancer and the recommended oils. I (more…)
When Nuro Weidemann was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2009, after finding a little lump in her breast, she was told it was aggressive, fast spreading, and in an unusual place. It was recommended that she have chemotherapy the following week, ‘right away’, most likely followed by radiotherapy. After watching her mother’s ‘dreadful ending’ from cancer of the uterus, Nuro had a powerful feeling to do something … anything else. When Nuro’s initial reaction was to back off their recommendations, doctors warned she would be dead within six months to two years if she refused their treatments.
She was in ‘total desperation and shock’, and contacted an old friend who was healed from cancer herself, once as a child on the Gerson Therapy, and once again forty years later. The friend sent an emergency list of the most important things for Nuro to do, which included, ‘stay away from all food that is acid forming and go on a very clean diet.’ With doctors pressuring her to go in for chemotherapy treatments the following week, Nuro could only remember her friend’s advice: ‘Go on a very clean diet.’
Nuro’s solution to her fear and panic was to do the complete opposite of what was being pushed at her. Most people find it very difficult to overcome their fear and trust themselves. Not Nuro: “I was ripped with fear and panic and having these doctors kind of in my ear and in my case wanting me to start chemotherapy next week, so I went on this very clean, mostly vegetable diet, with lots of fresh, green juices.”
There are a lot of updates and warnings on this post. Please read them all then watch Elaine’s very informative story below.
PLEASE SEE BELOW THIS POST FOR ALL UPDATES AND WARNINGS ABOUT USING KETOGENIC DIET WHEN YOU ARE SICK.
Here’s my take on the modified ketogenic diet for cancer:
It’s healthy, it’s healing, it’s all the foods we should be eating anyway. It lacks all the foods that don’t promote health or are common allergens like dairy, sugar and genetically modified grains. It’s low in sugar and carbohydrates, so much so that it starves cancer and feeds you. It’s chocked full of essential proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals and if you add a large variety of raw organic plant foods like a satiating amount of raw fats and tons of leafy greens that promote your health and add herbs that help to kill cancer cells, doesn’t that sound like a good way to help your body reverse dis-ease? Diet rules!!
One dangerous issue with ketogenic diets for cancer is when people lose too much weight and start cachexia because they are not eating enough fat, they are not eating enough food and they are not eating often enough. You must eat a lot more food on the ketogenic diet, especially if you eat a lot of raw food, as there is more water in raw food and you feel full faster. Several of the people who share their story on this website have commented that they had to almost double the amount of food they were eating to stop losing weight. You also have to eat more of the right amount of fats (see below).
What does the ‘modified‘ keto mean?
It means you will learn a lot if you read Elaine Cantin’s book (link below) on how she used the modified ketogenic diet (without allergens like dairy!) which resulted in her breast cancer tumor going away twice, hopefully forever!!
A bit more about using raw fats helping to reduce weight loss during ketogenic diet:
The abstract below explains how adding mct or medium chain triglycerides (fats) reduced weight loss in tumour bearing mice.
Medium chain triglycerides are abundant in raw organic coconut fat.
As always, love yourself and follow your body’s messages. If you are losing too much weight that is not a good thing. Please see your physician and supportive health practitioners for advice. You can’t do this alone. Make sure you choose practitioners who are knowledgeable and who support you in every way.
Here’s Elaine’s famous story:
Elaine Cantin was diagnosed with breast cancer and within one week was rushed into have a surgical lumpectomy. Doctors wanted to immediately begin ‘aggressive’ radiation and chemotherapy and this idea frightened Elaine, as she had seen many family members and friends die. Elaine said, “I thought that if I had to go, I would not be going that way.”
Shortly after her lumpectomy the tumor grew back to the size of a small egg. Elaine had to think seriously about having more surgery and treatments. She began researching the Ketogenic diet and after modifying it to remove several allergenic foods, Elaine’s tumor shrunk to the size of a chick pea and then disappeared. Elaine has been told by her oncologist that she is in remission.
Elaine also has been testing the diet with her fifteen year old son who has been taking insulin for Type 1 Diabetes since he was three years old. As long as he is able to stay on the diet, his blood sugars level and he is able to stop taking insulin. Elaine is conducting further research to see if her modified ketogenic diet can actually reverse Type 1 Diabetes.
Elaine shares her encouraging and uplifting story of how she is healing with breast cancer in this short video interview (below) with Incredible Healing Journals.
UPDATE June 2014: “Here is a message directly from Elaine: “
“Recently there have been a couple of people getting on my keto diet and doing what was reported as “miraculously” well…feeling great too. However, since they were real sick to start with, they were also very skinny or they lost weight at the start of the keto diet if they did not eat enough since it acts as an appetite suppressant. Their medical doctors advised them to get off my keto diet and load up on carbs and sugar to gain some weight. A couple of people died very quickly after following what they were told and I was told one person is now very weak. My keto diet is non calorie restricted and you can maintain or gain weight while on the keto diet if done properly. You want to feed the healthy cells and starve the cancer and prevent cachexia AND NOT the opposite that occurs when you feed the cancer with the sugar and carbs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3620317
A reference from my book that explains this scientifically: Reduction of weight loss and tumour size in a cachexia model by a high fat diet.”
UPDATE June 2013: Here is a message directly from Elaine: “For those who missed my previous post or if I was not clear enough, I am doing great. 🙂 I was diagnosed with advanced cancer via biopsy and ultrasound on 3/15/2013 and on 4/19/2013, my CT scan report showed that I only had a small nodule left that could no longer be confirmed with certainty as cancer. Thank God for my diet! Love & health to all of you. ♥” Elaine Cantin
UPDATE April 2013: Elaine is battling breast cancer for the second time. We’ll keep you updated as she progresses in healing.
Chris Wark was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2003, at only 26 years of age. He was much too young to be facing this devastating and potentially fatal dis-ease, thankfully Chris’s doctors had a plan of attack and so did Chris. He chose to have surgery to remove the tumor, then refused chemotherapy as a treatment. Chris wanted to have children and didn’t want anything to interfere with his future ability to have a family. Chris told his doctors, “No Chemo!”, then he went on to clear any remaining cancer from his body by strengthening his immune system with delicious, healing, raw plant foods and natural therapies.
Chris is still only 35 years old, and already he has done something that some of us never thought would be possible. Chris has put cancer behind him.
More and more people are choosing a ‘take charge’ approach to dealing with cancer. They are choosing, like Chris … with conviction and strength, to research their options thoroughly and to choose only those therapies which they feel are best for them.
Cheryl Ueding’s story gives such clarity to the realization that we really can overcome anything when we understand how much our emotional health is directly related to our physical health. Not just related though. When you find yourself holding onto deeply traumatic emotions, it remains difficult, if not impossible to heal your physical body. Our emotional body comes first … always and until we realize, acknowledge and accept that illness in our emotional ‘body’ manifests in our physical body; we remain powerless to heal ourselves.
Without giving away too much of Cheryl’s story, its important to point out that Cheryl has as much experience healing her emotional body, as anyone could ever imagine. In this interview, Cheryl shares her heart-wrenching, very personal and emotional healing story. Oh yes …
Kathleen has a powerful story to share about how important it is to use the messages from our dreams to direct us in the course of our lives.
Kathleen’s view of ‘surviving cancerland’ helps us to reclaim our power in healing because she really shows us that no matter what happens, when we believe in ourselves and our own ability to heal, we really can beat cancer.
The spiritual aspect of healing is one we have not explored very much at all, but Kathleen shows us that it is one part of healing that will correctly guide us to do what needs to be done, despite what others have planned for us.
Diagnosed with deadly black melanoma cancer, given only 6 weeks to live, and facing amputation of her leg. Immediately Yvonne took control, refused to believe any dire predictions and is here to tell her story 30 years later. Yvonne still has both her legs and has been cancer free for over 30 years. Listen to Yvonne’s story here.
Janet Beckers shares a wonderful story of triumph over autoimmune disease in this audio interview.
Janet was diagnosed with Reiters, a form of reactive arthritis. She spent several years fighting this ‘mysterious’ disease and dealing with the debilitating symptoms like low energy, swollen joints, weeping eyes and congested lymph nodes. Janet made progress but the autoimmune symptoms still plagued her until she used emotional healing through a dream journal to take control of her health. What she found was that negative emotions, events and people were suppressing her ability to get well.
“I’ve learned over time that actually there are five main, key ingredients to healing and that they actually come in a chronological order of most important. The number one thing that is the most important for people to do to heal is to change their way of thinking because mental thinking is more important than anything, attitude is more important than anything. “
In 1999, Brenda was hit with the devastating news: She had not one, but two types of cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer. Though her doctor told her she would be dead in six months if she didn’t use conventional treatments of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery and was recommending both a mastectomy and hysterectomy, Brenda refused all treatment and healed herself from breast cancer and cervical cancer herself using her all natural approach.
The Christmas of 2005 should have been a time of joyful expression for Heather, but the day before Christmas Eve she found a lump in her breast that turned into a devastating diagnosis of breast cancer in February.
Now six years after Heather’s initial diagnosis, and a powerful journey of education and experience through what she calls ‘cancering,’ Heather now takes a very natural approach to keeping herself cancer free, happy and healthy.
With a background as a Rehabilitation Wellness Consultant coupled with her experience in healing from breast cancer and extensive knowledge of how to achieve optimum health, Heather is well suited to helping You on Your path to wellness.
Over 20 years ago Kapil was diagnosed with non Hodgkins sub cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Doctors said he may live for five years but only if he took chemotherapy. Instead, Kapil removed his mercury amalgam fillings, he calls them ‘train tracks’. Then he did everything in his power to cleanse, heal and rebuild and now he is much healthier than he ever has been. Kapil reveals exactly what he did to heal from non Hodgkins Lymphoma in this short movie.
Enjoy and please share so everyone can know that it is completely possible to cure cancer yourself!
When you first meet Kerri, you will immediately realize how healthy and vibrant she is, even though she chooses not to have surgery to remove the non-malignant tumor sitting on her pituitary gland, along with the gland itself.
Watch the short video below ~ to learn exactly what Kerri did instead! The video takes a moment to load …
‘I want to help the world find the truth, one person at a time.’
Pattie McDonald, 2010
Where do I start?? As I look back I realized my cancer was a long, hard journey; but the end results: happy, healthy and alive. I did not only cure my cancer; I had irritable bowel, sinus infection, carpel tunnel and a few other ills.
I am not a physician; however, I believe my body was slowly shutting down in 2002. At one point, before I met Greg Caton, I layed on my couch and wanted to die I was so sick. Then, my grandmother called me from Illinois (she was 101 at that time). She told me to put all of my prescription drugs in the trash, change my diet and so on. Within a week of following her advice, I started to feel better; but I still had to deal with my breast cancer. My cancer surgeon had scheduled me for breast surgery on a Tuesday in June and I had to confront the fact that I was possibly going to lose my entire breast (cried a lot). My right breast had a lump the size of a quarter according the the ultrasound and the biopsy was inconclusive for cancer. Duh–they wanted to cut on me and had no concrete tests. Despite this emotional roller coaster my doctor had me on, I decided to trust her and go forward with the surgery–didn’t think I had any other choice. I am naively allowing doctors to take control of my health.
WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF CAUSTIC ESCHAROTIC USED ON BREAST AND NECK!!
Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Linda Devine Is NOW CANCER FREE After Curing Herself Naturally!
In 2008 Linda Devine was given the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. Instead of giving up her power to someone else, Linda made the very wise decision to heal herself with holistic nutrition and natural therapies only. In only 10 months Linda cured herself and doctors could find no trace of the tumour. What follows is a transcript of an interview with Linda where she shares exactly what steps she took to cure breast cancer herself.
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