View Full Version : Carcinoma in situ diagnosis and RAW!
08-30-2006, 07:25 AM
So I have a few questions for all my raw friends based on the diagnosis I received yesterday. Some of you know I went ahead with a cervical Conization (biopsy) a week or so ago based on 6 months of paps and a Colposcopy that all showed a progression going from moderate dysplasia to non-invasive cancer (or high severe pre-cancer depending on which doctor is explaining this!).
The margins from this procedure were not clear so my mission now (having gone through this one procedure and NOT planning on doing any other surgeries if I can avoid this) knowing that the abnormal cells are still present is to do all I can to help my body (immune system) correct this condition. With the goal to avoid the possible hysterectomy and/or any other medical procedures that I do not want to even have to think about!
I am reading posts here under the search of "cancer" including the one our dear Carmel posted called: Cancer-calling all angels, as it really is a wealth of information. I'm reading up on everything from the Hallelujah Acre website, to re-reading my Brenda Cobb book, to Lorraine Day and just gathering information to fine tune my diet and lifestyle.
So my questions for all of you...
1. If this were you or a loved one, what would you add to or take away from your diet, lifestyle, or what would your plan include? I am having one large green juice a day and a large green smoothie daily too and have for many months now. Add to that a large green salad and a raw dessert in the evening and my only trouble spot (like so many of us!) is dinner time. That is when the cooked foods creep in, so I am working on trying various raw soups as I don't like many raw main dishes. So any ideas or soup recipes would be most appreciated! I've been high raw or 100% for over 3 years now and a vegetarian for 20 years, many of those years as a vegan.
2. If you could go to one retreat where would you go or recommend going? For motivation, support, or just being able to "be" in the lifestyle I would consider something like this. Gabriel Cousins or Brenda Cobb or Doug Graham, if anyone has any experience at any of the raw food retreats please share any ideas! Or a specific place or person you'd consult with, I've thought about Bastyr University as I live very close to Seattle or there is a local Naturopath that I've heard great things about that I've also thought about seeing.
3. Any other modalities that you'd suggest that I may not have thought of. I do exercise daily, am working on getting rid of the high levels of stress I've had in my life over the past 6 months, getting back into yoga, making time to meditate daily, massage therapy, and just anything you would include yourself or could point out that I may not have thought of. Also any supplementation, I'm not one to supplement but have considered it to help in this situation. I am torn on this issue that is for sure!
Thank you for reading this rather long post, I am hoping to fine tune my diet and lifestyle and just go with the flow of the healing energy in my body. My next check-up (after a post surgery physical next month) isn't until January. And I plan to have a clean bill of health!
I should add that I always go with the most natural route in any health situation but I do add the conventional treatments if I feel a need to do that. It was a big decision for me to have the Cone biopsy done and my body has been very kind to forgive me for this intrusion. It may sound strange but I really did struggle with that concept of putting my physical body through this procedure, but that is over now and I know what I am dealing with. Mission accomplished and now I can focus on natural healing!
08-30-2006, 07:40 AM
-All physical energy (generally) comes from the sun. As such, foods with fresh sun energy....will have the most vital effect. Those that require the most sun to produce (fresh fruits) have some of the most sun energy (in my experience).
Some basic practices that will give rise to health:
1) Fresh air
2) Deep breathing
3) Setting small goals and keeping them
4) Living your life being joyful & grateful
5) Light exercise & weights
6) A very creative hobby
7) Service work
8) Light fasting
9) Getting sunlight in the eyes and sunbaths
10) Light meditation - of whatever sort you believe in
11) Pure water & juices
-The more serious your condition, the more important it is to take the time for the small things.
-It is said that it is not what you take in....but what you are NOT taking in that helps bring up your level. In that sense, raw food is a great step....since it will make you very sensitive to crap. For those that can do it with joy......fasting....juice fasting...and exercise will accellerate this process.
-If I was terminally ill.....I travel to a region of sun....and spend my time thinking and reading of joyful things.........and giving service work....while fasting on sunlight, fresh air, pure water & juices.......while giving no thought other than carefree health....for myself and others.......and working on GIVING health to others. What you can GIVE.....no man can take away from you.
-Just my thoughts / experiences / opinions - which I hope are helpful. Health to you.
08-30-2006, 07:41 AM
1) if this were my situation, I would just focus on 3-5 green smoothies a day and forget just about anything else.
2) Personally, I would check out the Optimimum Health Institute in Fla. Seems they have good results with various health challenges.
3) chi-lel (chilel.com)
08-30-2006, 12:47 PM
I would drink Kombucha 3x a day. Kombucha is a probiotic drink; it has living beneficial bacteria in it. It's a living thing that's supposed to balance your body and heal it to an extent. Below is an address to a brand I like a lot. This guy started bottling it after his mother was healed from cancer. She claims it's from all the Kombucha she drank! You can also brew your own.
I would also focus on eating Alkaline forming foods only. Scientists have discovered that disease is usually caused by having a highly acidic body pH. So, to counter having a highly acidic body is to eat Alkaline forming foods. Below is an address including a thorough list of both kinds of foods.
Because an acidic body is not only caused by the foods we eat but our attitude toward life I would meditate to increase a peaceful state of mind. Stress, fear and anxiety can also cause an acidic body so to turn that around I would focus on peace, love and understanding.
To use the addresses just copy and paste them into your address bar then click on the return key.
There is much more information on both of these topics. I found some by doing a google search on both.
That's what I would do.
08-30-2006, 12:51 PM
David-thank you much for your thoughtful post, every idea you listed is excellent and your opinions are very much appreciated! I've been craving fruits this summer and will continue to indulge myself, and a trip to a lovely sunny place sure would be a nice idea, I'll have to see what I can do on that one!
Revvell-you know I was thinking to increase the green smoothies I've been drinking. I am especially enjoying how much energy they give me without slowing down my digestion. And also not having to think about preparing a meal, smoothies are just amazing. And I will check out the website you listed on chi-lel as I'm not familiar with it, thank you for the ideas!
Desertroadrunner-I will check out the links you posted, I had not thought of Kombucha so I will check out that site. I believe it was the Dries Cancer Diet book I was reading that mentioned alkaline foods and this most important balance in the body. What an excellent website you found, I am reading it now as I type! Thank you so much, I really appreciate your input too!
Sharon in Colorado
08-30-2006, 12:57 PM
When I've looked at the acid charts, refined sugar (of course not fruit) and animal products are at the top on the list.
I am sure you are pretty much avoiding that already. Next would be cooked grains.
Finally, I would make an extra effort to insure all my food is organic. If you are dealing with pre-cancer you definately do not want to fool around with conventional unless it's something that is hardly sprayed, like broccoli.
I woud keep the fat intake as low as possible, as toxins are carried in fat. Doesn't matter that it's raw fat, it is still fat.
I would also make sure you are getting plenty of activity, rest, air, sun, etc. on a daily basis. As always postivity and spirituality are going to be huge with your health.
I don't know about stuff like colonics, I guess that is a personal decision.
And of course I would go with Dr. Graham just because he's conservative on anything invasive or overstimulating. He believes that when given the proper conditions, a body will heal itself. I would strongly recommend either a consult session with him or attending one of his events.
Please keep us posted! :)
08-30-2006, 01:25 PM
You can heal this, no problem. Your beautiful body is perfectly equipped to heal itself, all you need to do is help it along and keep giving it the right stuff. I agree mostly with what David~~~~ had to say. Although, I think that lessening fruits and upping your intake of dark leafy greens and green foods in general is the key here. I also suggest that you eat a lot of orange foods as well. Your pre cancer is located in your uterus and your uterus corresponds with your pelvic chakra, the color of energy of this chakra is orange. Eat orange bell peppers, oranges, carrots, orange tomatoes etc. Wear alot of orange and orange stones like carnelian, orange jasper etc. Both green and orange are very healing colors and when you eat, wear and surround yourself with green and orange you will be opening up and aligning your heart and pelvic chakra to encourage healing. Learning about and balancing your other chakras will also help for total healing as well. Here is my advice:
-Get a good balance of rest and activity
-Work and heal with chakras (especially pelvic and heart chakras)
-Learn about and practice dry brushing every day
-Drink enough pure water
-Eat mainly dark, leafy greens and green foods
-Get enough sunlight each day and moonlight each night
-Concentrate on good, healthy things
-Visualize yourself healing at the cellular level
-Surround yourself with love
-Put goodness, healing and love out to others and it will come back to you and start a chain reaction
-Turn off the television
-Bathe often and expose yourself to clean, natural bodies of water as often as possible. Water is a very healing substance and it also contains feminine energy.
-Surround yourself with negative ions. Get yourself some himalayan salt rock candle holders or lamps and keep them lit all day long to release negative ions. Negative ions are found naturally at the ocean/on the beach, by waterfalls, in sunlight and by natural salt crystals.
-Get into gardening
-Take care of animals
-Don't eat any packaged or processed raw stuff, stay as close to the Earth as possible
-Eat a balance of things, but you might limit your fruit intake because sugars are the first thing that cancer cells/parasites etc. 'feed' on. If you deprive them of it they WILL go away.
I wish you total healing and recovery and you are blessed with love and light.
08-30-2006, 02:04 PM
If you can afford to do a supervised water fast at a fasting center (http://www.mindyourbody.info/ is a great one in Hawaii) that would be ideal, then go on a low fat, high fruit organic raw vegan diet for life. :-) You can heal!!!
All the best,
08-30-2006, 11:03 PM
Thank you so much everyone, I love each and every post and have gotten so much good information. I will certainly let you know how everything goes, especially my success story in January!
08-30-2006, 11:39 PM
If it was me...I'd turn "Thank you (insert the god/dess of your choice) for my healing" into my mantra. See the movie "The Secret." There are a couple of stories of amazing healing transformation on there that are really worth viewing.
Here's the link: http://thesecret.tv/home.html
It's 5 bucks to watch it online. Totally worth it.
Best wishes, take excellent care of yourself. You're very important.
08-30-2006, 11:45 PM
Here's a story about someone who was diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer and cured it the natural way.
She's talking about Dr. Hulda Clark's book, "The Cure for All Diseases":
Whichever method you decide to use, I hope to one day read about how you beat cancer.
08-31-2006, 12:53 AM
I think you should definitely juice fast.... give your system a rest... Really do some research on fasting and cancer. A good book is the Miracle of Fasting.
Also, don't concentrate on CANCER. Stop thinking of the word and the sickness. Think more about how healthy you are and are becoming. Being positive helps so much.
Good luck to you!
08-31-2006, 09:15 AM
So many wonderful ideas, I can't thank you all enough for your input. I keep re-reading your posts, what a fabulous support group this is!
As I fine tune my plan I'll update on what I'm doing and how it is going. I'm currently reading The Complete Cancer Cleanse: A Proven Program to Detoxify and Renew Body, Mind, and Spirit by Cherie Calbom (The Juice Lady) and her husband John. It really covers so many areas as everyone here has from diet and exercise to sunshine, meditation, cleansing, etc... and just a good basic variety of information.
Thank you again everyone, you are THE best!
08-31-2006, 02:43 PM
1. If this were you or a loved one, what would you add to or take away from your diet, lifestyle, or what would your plan include? I am having one large green juice a day and a large green smoothie daily too and have for many months now. Add to that a large green salad and a raw dessert in the evening and my only trouble spot (like so many of us!) is dinner time. That is when the cooked foods creep in, so I am working on trying various raw soups as I don't like many raw main dishes. So any ideas or soup recipes would be most appreciated! I've been high raw or 100% for over 3 years now and a vegetarian for 20 years, many of those years as a vegan. I would add wheatgrass, rejuvalac, energy soup, & veggikraut
2. If you could go to one retreat where would you go or recommend going? For motivation, support, or just being able to "be" in the lifestyle I would consider something like this. Gabriel Cousins or Brenda Cobb or Doug Graham, if anyone has any experience at any of the raw food retreats please share any ideas! Or a specific place or person you'd consult with, I've thought about Bastyr University as I live very close to Seattle or there is a local Naturopath that I've heard great things about that I've also thought about seeing. Brenda Cobbs, www.livingfoodsinstitue.com
3. Any other modalities that you'd suggest that I may not have thought of. I do exercise daily, am working on getting rid of the high levels of stress I've had in my life over the past 6 months, getting back into yoga, making time to meditate daily, massage therapy, and just anything you would include yourself or could point out that I may not have thought of. Also any supplementation, I'm not one to supplement but have considered it to help in this situation. I am torn on this issue that is for sure! Using a rebounder or anything that stimulates the lymphatics and the adrenals QUOTE]
Wishing you all the very best Cinnamon.
Have you read 'The Journey' by Brandon Bays? Its the story of her healing from cancer.
*hugs* to you :)
08-31-2006, 04:07 PM
My dad was just diagnosed yesterday w/ bladder cancer. His idea of alternative therapy was ordering fried catfish for dinner last night instead of a steak.
I'm working on him...but it's tough.
Good luck to you Cinnamon.
- Personally, I would eat 100% raw (actually like I'm doing now) and clean up my diet more. Like buying EVERYTHING organic. But food is just ONE thing, I think the most important part would be making changes in my life (like on a spiritual level). I'd perhaps try stuff like fresh wheat grass juice.
- I would pray and meditate a lot, and ask the angels for help. Daily. And longer, not the 10 minutes that I usually do.
- I would regularly do Journey therapy by Brandon Bays 'The Journey' (as someone mentioned before). You may want to google that up. It's about releasing old emotional patterns in order to heal (any kind of disease). It has worked for many, many people around the world. She healed from cancer (in her womb, size of a basketbal) in a matter of weeks and is now teaching others how to do the same. And she wrote a book about it (called 'The Journey'). Would do it either with a therapist or at home with my partner or with cd's. Or a combination of that.
- I also would work with Louise L. Hay's methods on a daily basis, from her book: 'You can heal your life'. She healed herself from cancer in her womb too.
- Yoga, massages, saunas, breathing excercises, hot baths (maybe with some herbs or so).
- I also would go to a healer (who works with energy), on a weekly basis perhaps, or more if necessary, for extra help.
- I would lead my life differently from now on, enjoy it more, relax more (=serenity), acknowledge what's truly important in life and... I would follow my dreams with more urge. I would live more in the now.
- If I were to go to a healing center, I would go to something like Ann Wigmore or Gabriel Cousens. I don't know what's out there, would do some research first.
I wish you well. Thanks for posting this question by the way, it makes one think.
08-31-2006, 05:54 PM
You are all so wonderful! So many fabulous ideas and you've all made me really think about this. I'd strayed from organic produce (trying to save some money) so that is number to get back on track. And how far away from my daily practices of meditation, prayer, rest, reading, relaxing, getting enough sleep, just things that get away from us when life gets busy beyond belief!
I really need to evaluate my life in general even more than how I eat I'd guess, that is probably the one thing I do have down pretty well. During the progression of this condition and it becoming worse since the first of the year life has been nuts, so busy and out of order if that makes any sense. I really need to get things under control so I can spend some on me, I am not good at that anyway so I will have to practice!
Just being able to come here and read all of your thoughts is very uplifting! Big hugs to everyone and you've given me so much to think about and I am very grateful for that.
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