You Are What You Eat?

A friend asked me a few months ago, if I could’ve changed anything about my journey, would I have?  I feel compelled to share my answer.

It took 2 months, from the time I first discovered the lump (January 16th) until I had the lump removed (March 16th).  There was a lot of waiting, and I might add, stressful waiting. The mental and emotional game is so hard. I didn’t feel sick, but they were telling me I was sick.  The brain has a way of acting sick when thinking so hard about being sick. A person goes through so many different emotional phases: anger, sadness, disbelief, denial, etc.  I adopted the attitude, I might as well eat and do what I want, I already have cancer.

I was approached by a couple of people about the foods we consume and how they can affect cancer.  One was a radical approach through an email by a mother of a student. The other was a gentle nudge from a friend about watching how much sugar I was consuming because sugar is known to feed cancer.  I’m not sure if I was in the right mental state to make a complete overhaul to my diet during that time, but if I knew then what I know now, I would have. I would have committed to trying to use food/herbs to shrink the tumor before surgery.  I also want to note that we didn’t know at the onset that we would wait so long for it to be removed. There were doctors appointments where we came out with the information that surgery would be within the week and I would go into panic mode….only to wait some more.  I wouldn’t have changed my treatment at all or gone strictly with a natural treatment approach, but a smaller tumor may have changed my treatment.

I am currently following Dr. Jockers Cancer Cleanse Program and progressing into using it more in our family meals and snacks.  My boys have a high risk of cancer and therefore, I have taken great measures to rid our home of anything that could cause cancer.  This can be found not just in our foods, but in our soaps, cleaners, containers, etc. I use an app on my phone called “Think Dirty” which evaluates several products for cleanliness.  

There are so many things that we can’t control, I feel that I need to control what I can.  We, as a society, have so many health problems and there is so much cancer. I keep thinking that there has to be something in our environment that is causing it to be on the rise.

Here are some of the places that I found in my research that give information on alternative approaches to treatment:

Chris Beat Cancer

My Cancer Story Rocks

Dr. Jockers

I hope this helps. I would love to answer any questions you may have or hear of anymore resources to build an adequate list to help others.