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02-10-2011, 11:22 AM
I've been to this forum on and off since fall 2009, but I don't often post. I've tried to eat exclusively raw foods for longer than that (since the age of 18, and I'm 23 now, so a good five years at least).
But I've never stuck to it until now. Here's why. I've always eaten raw foods for what seem now like superficial reasons. I've struggled with mild acne and wanted to lose ten pounds, etc.
Well, yesterday, I was diagnosed with pre-cervical cancer caused by HPV. (For those of you familiar with medical jargon, it's CIN-2, but I've had HPV for an extremely long time now, and the Dr said it's progressing quickly to CIN-3 and multiplying very fast.)
They recommended I get part of my cervix removed due to something called a LEEP procedure. I asked if it would interfere with my wanting to have a baby in five or so years, and was told, "No, no, not at all, they just take out a small part — well, maybe more, in your case."
24 hours later, and lots of Googling, it turns out that even removing a small part of the cervix can pose many, many problems for conceiving and delivery, including:
- difficulty being able to conceive, due to scar tissue
- difficulty maintaining pregnancy and not aborting or miscarrying due to lack of cervical muscle
- difficulty delivering vaginally (almost guaranteeing, in many cases, a C-section, which I really believe are over-proscribed)
Hell, no! I feel like we've been given cervixes for a reason, and it's such a tiny muscle -- the size of a quarter -- it doesn't seem like there's a lot to spare.
So here's what I'm doing. For the umpteenth time I am going to eat as many beautiful organic raw foods as possible, especially greens and flax. I am debating whether or not to keep drinking a little green tea and perhaps indulge in organic wine on occasion. I would love to do it 100%, and exercise more, and get more sunshine, and the whole enchilada.
I even talked to my mother, who was quite surprised that even being young and supposedly healthy, the doctors are putting me on a cancer watch and want to operate and remove part of my body. I've been talking to her about raw foods for years, and she's always been pretty skeptical, but now she supports me wholeheartedly and says that it seems like I'm doing the right thing. I figure I don't have anything to lose. I can always go back to the doctor in a few months for a follow up, get them to do another biopsy, and see if it's healed up, and play it by ear.
Maybe it sounds like I'm overreacting, but I really don't want to jeopardize my fertility at this point. I just want one, maybe two children max. I know that over-population is a huge problem, and I guess worst case scenario is getting the whole cervix removed and adopting (which I would totally love to do also), but the point is that I want to have the option. If raw foods can give me that option, even if I need to say good-bye to my favorite addictions -- pizza, toast, coffee, etc -- then it is totally worth it.
Long post, I know. If you guys know anyone who has had cervical cancer or come close, please let me know. I want to know that I'm doing the right thing.
For the record, there are other things that have been bothering me. I've had a sore on my shin, caused by shaving, that has taken two months to heal, and it's still not gone. I had the flu that kept me at its mercy in bed for nearly a week. And once, two weeks ago (brace yourself, here it gets weird) I had a dream where someone told me I had a mineral deficiency, and then all my nails fell off. Lately I feel tired, uncreative, and stressed — people have been remarking that I seem anxious or tightly wound.
All these things individually, in person and not written down, don't seem like that big of a deal. Everyday health problems, etc. But combined they paint a picture of an immune system that is bogged down by all sorts of junk, and perhaps even lacking in basic nutrients. My body has been giving me signs, but up until now I haven't been paying attention.
02-10-2011, 12:05 PM
I've never had cervical cancer but was once scared into going for surgery by doctors. Both he and she (I saw a few different doctors) told me about how serious the problem could be if I don't go through surgery. I was freaked out. I wish I had seen my naturopath instead. Surgery is what brings in money for them. But I was scared. I did go for surgery. Turned out it WAS nothing.. I felt pushed into getting done. Now I have a terrible scar. Now on my records shows I have had surgery (I had been surgery free my whole life! :( I was proud of this lol)
If I could go back and do it again I would; See my naturopath right away. Make many follow up appt with him. Pound back the chlorella. Pound back the green juice. Eat fresh foods, especially ones that can help heal the specific area. Stay away from all processed foods and sugars, nuts and seeds. Exercise daily, get a good sweat on every time. Take a Vit D supplement. Get GOOD sleep. DO MORE RESEARCH. :) and whatever else I could do to stay away from hospitals... Hmmmm These are all things Im doing now..
I'm not a doctor. This is just my experience. I have not had cervical cancer at any stage. If you want you can PM me if you would like to chat more and I could get into more detail :) :hug
02-10-2011, 05:49 PM
Thank you so much. I don't have cervical cancer either, although I'm sure all my dramatics made it sound like I did. I just have had HPV that has steadily, been progressing that direction, much more quickly than it should have been. The doctors have definitely been frightening me, though. One of them said something like, "At the rate it's progressing, you'll have CIN-3 next year and cancer not long after that."
The thing that's most frustrating is that I asked them if there were any natural or holistic measures to help boost my immune system and fight it, and they were all like, "Well, you could get the Gardasil vaccine, and that could maybe do something -- oh, and make sure you don't smoke" but they know next to nothing about nutrition or other measures.
You went to see a holistic doctor? I'm thinking that might not be such a good idea. I'm just so wary of them, I'm afraid to go see a quack who will try to heal me with crystals or something.
Raw Angel Mom
02-11-2011, 09:04 AM
I have just found out that PEAR and Avocado are great food for the cervex and cancer prevention.
I got pregnant at 40 after i was 60 days on a 100% raw food diet and i was missing one ovaries.
I gave birth to a healthy little baby.
Raw food restore balance.
Get your body detox before your bear a child, mineralize it and charged with super food. Vitamine A and b complex are so important. This is found in food. Vitamine supplement don't work, it will only clutter your liver.
I just did a detox program, it wasn't easy but it worked for me to restore my balance. You can find information if you goole simplyraw.ca
02-11-2011, 10:01 AM
Your post brought me to tears. What a beautiful determination you have! As a mother, I cannot imagine my life without my children, and I don't think it's a desire someone as young as you should give up on! I admire your courage, your spirit, your attitude.
I was reading yesterday in a wonderful book called The Hundred Year Lie of the synergy within our body, food and medicines we consume. Part of the unexplainable synergy is the physiological changes that occur with our attitudes/thoughts - it can literally create change on a neurological level. I think at that time the emerging field was called immunoneurology.
The raw food goddesses be with you!! :)
02-11-2011, 10:50 AM
I don't have cervical cancer but I had breast cancer in April 09.
They discovered its Genetic and now want to remove my breasts and remove my ovaries as soon as I'm finished child bearing.
I only recently got married and have no kids as yet (I'm 37) and I have opted to take my life in my own hands and have turned to a raw diet instead. I am not 100% raw yet but learning fast. I am attending talks, wellness weekends, talking to anyone i can about raw food and basically reading more than I've ever read in my life.
I also had a call with Dr. Brian Clement from Hippocrates and he said that the expression of genes can be reversed through diet and lifestyle within 3-6 months. I read so many inspiring stories on the internet about people being healed naturally by food and this is the route I am taking instead of removing body parts and ovaries that would put me in to menopause at 40 and also probably bring on lots of other problems.
I hope some of this benefits you.
02-11-2011, 11:48 AM
Raw Angel Mom -- pears and avocados are two of my very favorite fruits! (Coincidence?) Congrats on your baby. I am very curious about raw pregnancies. I know that in my family I would be getting a lot of flack just for having a vegetarian pregnancy, so I imagine that with raw foods you've got to listen to a lot of criticism.
Oksunshine -- I definitely believe that the mind can influence how the body heals (or doesn't heal). Science has also helped to show this is true, in studies regarding cancer patients, etc. As I mentioned, I've been really stressed lately. This is a sign I'm going to take a step back, relax, get more sleep, and genuinely focus more on the happiness in life. :) I'm going to try to spend more time outdoors, too, and not slumped over my computer.
Sandals -- That is so frightening! It sounds like you are on the right track. I'm really glad to hear that the Hippocrates Institute helped you. I live in South Florida, a few hours away, so I'm thinking maybe I should make the trip up there to visit with them and gain some inspiration.
Otherwise, ever since I started on raw (again) a few days ago, I've been waking up feeling really excited about the day ahead. I forget how much fun it is to live this way. Sometimes it can seem like a nuisance, or that the meal preparation requires more effort, but most of the time it's actually really fun. I wish I were better at raw recipes, but I really like eating just fruits, green smoothies, and gigantic salads, so I think I'm going to stick with that.
I'm feeling things too -- in my body, in my digestive system -- and in my mood. I feel so optimistic when I eat this way. Optimistic and *empowered*.
Also, I did something I've never done before. I went through all my cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, fancy lotions and perfumes and put everything that isn't "natural" (my standards for which are really high) in a plastic bag and tucked that away in a storage closet, where I can't get to it (I couldn't bear myself to throw it all away, even if I never use it again). There were a lot of bottles and things in there, especially makeup, LOL. It was quite surprising to look at it all, and all the chemicals, and how empty my bathroom looks without it. Empty -- or zen.
Now I've only got a natural soap to shower with, and a natural shampoo and conditioner, a tea tree oil deodorant, and coconut oil to moisturize with (and toothpaste, of course, by Tom's). I even packed away my retin-a, to help fight pimples, and now I'm a little afraid of breaking out, but I know that raw with help with that. Not to get into this just for vanity again, but it would be really nice, as a side effect, to look good authentically, and not be hiding myself under so many chemicals. I'm going to see if there are some good natural makeups, like mineral makeups or kohl eyeliners, that aren't so expensive.
I'm still going to go back to the doctor in a few months and get them to do another checkup, but I know that this is going to help enormously.
Anyway, I just wanted to end on a positive note. We are all so lucky to know about this and be able to heal ourselves. What any amazing gift.
Hey lunabear, not something I share often, but it could be useful, so what they heck!
About 4 and a half years ago, I went to the lady doctor for my exams and heard the same thing. They wanted to operate but said I could wait and see how it was. I was scared of surgery and didn't have much money anyways. So they suggested getting tested again in 6 months, which I did. It had gotten worse. I think it was stage 3? It was whatever the worst stage is.
I declined surgery again! IMMEDIATELY after my second visit I went 100% raw. We're not talking dabbling, 100%.
I went to the lady doctor again after having been raw for 6 months. It had gone from the worst stage to the mildest.
I 100% attribute this to raw foodies, green smoothies, and juices.
I haven't been back since then, but I'm sure it's fine now. Surgery?! Psht.
Now, this was me. I don't know what will happen for you.
But I do know this. If you commit to loving your body 100%, your body will love you 100% right back!
Wishing you the very best!
02-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Thank you so much for sharing that, Eva! (I am a big fan, by the way.)
Maybe this kind of thing is a blessing in disguise, if it pushes us to stick to what we know is best for us. For me, I've been wanting to do for so long, and I'm sick of the yo-yo between raw and cooked; now I know I'm in it to win it.
I do agree that 100% makes the difference. That's what I'm doing to try to do also. I'm going to keep enjoying a little organic wine occasionally for now, and my green tea, but in time my main goal is to drop those, when it feels right.
Aw, thanks! Hey, more thoughts real quick on this.
I'm not here to tell you whether it's a good idea for YOU to do the green tea or the wine or whatever, but I have some thoughts on this if you'll hear me out...
When you open the door to foods/drinks -- even a bit -- that are not part of this lifestyle -- sometimes you can be opening the floodgates specifically for cravings. Like opening Pandora's box.
Also -- you seem to be clear that this might just be a blessing in disguise. Make no mistake. Every screwy little thing can be a blessing to you! Honestly, if you're been dabbling but haven't jumped in, girl, you don't even KNOW what you're missing.
If I could explain the TRUE JOY & FREEDOM I feel thanks to raw foods, I would. But nothing I could say could give this experience justice. You just have to experience. Nothing tastes like this feels. This is worth every so-called "sacrifice" and more.
I'd gladly give up my cervix and maybe a few other organs to feel this way.
But I don't have to. In fact, I don't have to give up ANYTHING really. I am just choosing not to partake in foods or drinks that seem fake and gross now anyways.
P.S. I think I was 23 when they told me the same stuff. At 28, it's pretty nice to know everything in my body is working just right. And nothing is missing except those wisdom teeth that came out in high school. But I'm OK with that I guess. ;)
02-11-2011, 06:41 PM
Well, I have definitely felt those things before, although I have never stuck to high raw for more than a month or two at a time to get to the next level. Even so, I definitely have experienced the increased optimism, mental clarity, and the increase in overall energy. I remember when I was on raw after two months I developed the most incredible sense of smell; I'm looking forward to getting that back.
So you see, there are so many reasons to do it. Waiting for an emergency, or a near-emergency, might be the incentive we need, but it's even better to do it not just to fight an illness, but for other rewards as well.
02-11-2011, 06:50 PM
So at 24 I was diagnosed with both CIN III and Adeno Carcinoma of the cervix. I had a LEEP for the CIN and surgery for the AC. They took 2.4 cm of my cervix, and as you know from research, that's a lot!! This was 10 years ago, and if I had know about RAW or had more support in looking up other forms of aid, I may have gone a different route. No use mulling over spilled almond mylk!
Good for you for looking into your health first!! I began a vegan diet (was lacto-ovo when diagnosed) which included lotsa of RAW though I was ignorant of the movement at that time, and started a Tai Chi practice. I moved on to high raw later. My scar tissue has almost completely gone! Though I have a new diagnosis of recurrent miscarriage, they happen very early and cannot be attributed to my surgeries...I am high raw now to trying and remedy that situation!
I think you are on the right path, though I am no doctor. Don't be afraid of naturopaths though...they won't try healing you with crystals, they look at the whole person including nutrition when coming up with a healing solution, at least mine does. Stick with raw if it's making you comfortable, and continue to get yourself checked. You know your body better than anyone!!
I wish you the best of luck on this journey! :heart:
02-11-2011, 08:12 PM
You sound so full of old wisdom for being so young!
I did not have what you have, but I had a very rare pregnancy called a molar pregnancy. I was 51. Two sperms fertilize one egg. The body thinks it's a viable pregnancy and tries to build a placenta, but since it's not a real pregnancy, it builds a bunch of cysts instead. Potentially cancerous. Diagnosis, D& C and possible hysterectomy. I went on a raw juice fast that day. Up to that point, my hcg levels only came down 5000 units in 3 mos, while waiting for a natural miscarriage. . The first week of the raw juice fast, the levels came down 11,000 units.
Cancelled my D& C and ended up with a mild miscarriage three weeks after I began the cleanse. Then to make sure there weren't any cancerous cells left, when most women do methotrexate (a chemo drug), I continued to fast for another five weeks (I went two weeks past when my hcg levels came down to normal.
If I had potential cancer or pre-cancer like you (I did!), I'd do a raw juice fast with a few non-sweet smoothies here and there for at least a couple weeks. I'd also not do many sweet fruits. There are differing viewpoints on the sugar in fruits, but unless you are extremely underweight, I'd stick to mostly veggie juices, as sugar feeds cancer. So that you don't have to worry about elimination (pooping), I'd combine it with smoothies to get some fiber. I'd also really UP my intake of cruciferous veggies, which help to eliminate bad estrogens, and even take a supplement called indole 3 carbinol, which is the main substance in cruciferous veggies that helps reduce the bad estrogens.
Whatever records you have, get copies.
This has been my experience. I'd think you may want to do the same.
I also think you can relax, not stress out about it. You do not have cancer, and you DO know how to make sure it doesn't happen. Keep your resolve strong. I also would not partake in the wine. Would do some herbal teas, and especially essiac tea, which is anti -cancerous.
I know two women personally who had breast cancer and who went all raw and cured themselves.
HTH, Best of luck to you.
02-12-2011, 09:19 AM
Hey Mary Kay,
Your experience sounds so frightening, I'm glad that you got through it okay. I think I will take your advice about the vegetable juice fast -- I have never done one before, and they always look beforehand like they'll be really hard, but it seems like it would be the boost up I need. I'd love to do a vegetable "feast" fast with a lot of carrot, beet, celery, cucumber juices.... and then do blended green smoothies with just a very little bit of fruit. It's sounding better and better.
I am surprised to hear that the sugar that's in fruit could feel cancer -- it's hard to imagine apples and plums feeding cancer. I have heard that sugar feeds cancer, but I have always thought that fruits were different.
Shine -- thanks for sharing your story. I hear that the cervix is supposed to regenerate itself quite quickly, so maybe you have more than you think. Anyway, I wish you luck, but you don't need it.
02-12-2011, 09:34 PM
You will get different opinions on whether fruits will feed cancer or not, so you'd probably do best to research it yourself, then decide. People/places like Robert Young and Hippocrates take a no/little fruit approach, and they've done hundreds/thousands of blood tests.
But I know a woman who became a thermography tech because she got cancer. Did conventional treatments first, then it came back. She cleansed with both fruits and vegetables and got rid of it. Nevertheless, I'd go no/very little sweet fruit....just my opinion.
As an aside: Her story was so interesting to me! I went in for a thermography breast exam, and aske dher how she came to do this, and she told me that the second time it came back, a reg mammogram would not detect it. Said she didn't have cancer, but her nipples were excreting blood, so she was pretty sure she did. Lo and behold, she got a thermography, and it detected it.
I went there for a fibrocystic breast. I could feel where it was/hurts, and I wrote it down but asked her not to look at my paper, so she had no idea why I was there. After the thermography, she told me I had a fibrocystic breast and pointed out exactly where the cyst was!
02-13-2011, 12:47 PM
Well, generally speaking, I like a little fruit in the morning (especially in a green smoothie) and then gigantic salads throughout the day -- heavy on the greens and other veggies, with a little fat (avocado, tahini, or olive oil) to make me feel full.
I think eating to much fruit, from dawn until dusk, messes with the blood sugar and actually creates craving.
Anyway, the kind of fruits I'm drawn to I've noticed tend to be lower in sugar: blueberries, cranberries (although they do, yes, need to be blended with a small orange to create cranberry sauce), raspberries, etc. I've noticed that when I eat a very high sugar fruit -- like pineapple -- that I go on a sweet fruits binge and can't stop.
A few years ago, too much fruit was definitely one of the reasons why I couldn't stick to raw. I kid you not, I would go to the co-op and stock up on dates, raisins, bananas, etc, and I would feel rather sickly. Sweet fruits and nuts might be okay once in a while, but now that I'm avoiding them this diet is a lot more satisfying, and it feels a lot more sustainable.
That's trial and error!!! My point is, regardless of whether or not a little fruit can help cancer grow, it can be a huge pitfall when transitioning to raw, and now I wish I had known that way back when I first tried to do this.
Thermography is fascinating. I'm not well-educated about screening techniques, but anything to avoid too much radiation to sensitive tissues seems like a great idea to me.
Anyway Mary Kay, thank you again for your suggestions. I am definitely going to go on a vegetable juice fast, probably for five days or so, and then go back to eating mostly green smoothies in the morning and salads/blended salads during the day.
But woah, does it work fast! Four days in and I'm already feeling a noticeable difference. Maybe it's the placebo effect, but I don't think so -- the sore on my leg is finally healing! After months of it not going away! I was thinking I was going to have to see a doctor about it, because it looked like eczema or something, but now it's just fading quietly out of existence. This lifestyle can be hard at first, but for all its difficulty it is so rewarding! Like magic. :)
02-14-2011, 01:59 AM
For anything virus, bacteria or fungus related - I'd try a zapper first(with good eating). It's excellent for wiping out bacteria/fungus and keeping virus loads low - if not killing them all together.
Worldwithoutparasites.com has a lot of info on them. You can even contact Don Croft and ask him about your specific condition. You must understand that since this is not an FDA approved tool, he must be very careful how he words things - so he doesn't get the pants sued off of him. He usually won't tell you "This will cure you."
Just like it says on supplement bottles. :)
I personally have been using one for around 2 years and find it very, very useful. As have my mother, father, aunt and uncle - all with great results.
02-14-2011, 12:26 PM
Oh Miss Marie,
I am so glad you mentioned this! I know a guy from our rawfood Meetup who has one and he has said I could try it...this was well over a year ago, and I have yet to try it!!
I actually wanted to do it for my ear....and Lunabear and all ---speaking of fruit: Just before a smoothie/juice cleanse, I was leading up to it but went on a date binge. Probably ate like 8 - 10 dates in a day, watched my pH plummet and got the flu. After that, I got a resp infection then it went into my ear! this was two years ago, and I still have slight vertigo. I am convinced it is when I do anything sugary --I mean even bananas, because I get dizzy --
Someone else suggested some parasites got a hold in that ear too. Either way, I just haven't committed to a totally no --or almost no sugar cleanse, but feel I should. I'll also let you guys know how the zapper goes!
I'm thinking the fibrocystic breasts would not benefit, but that perhaps something like Lunabear's or my ear thing might. Great suggestion. Maybe this is the kick in the butt I needed!
02-14-2011, 12:36 PM
Thanks for your suggestion, but I don't think I can afford that right now. I'm pretty sure eating raw foods will be more than enough, although it takes longer.
02-15-2011, 05:43 AM
I think you made the right decision, doctors love to operate. If you go high greens I think your problems will clear up. You could also try a daily brazil nut or two which are high in selenium. Also colloidal silver which is a natural product kills single celled organisms.
02-15-2011, 05:24 PM
Here's more or less what I'm doing now:
* whole blender of green smoothie in the morning with mostly greens and maybe 2-3 fruits. (I try not to eat fruits past noon)
* a gigantic salad at lunch with greens, sprouts, squash, whatever my heart desires -- even adding a little kimchi or sauerkraut or my own fermented "savory" onions with raw tahini/olive-oil/lemon dressing and a couple of big spoonfuls of chia seeds, and salted to taste with seaweed flakes (for the essential iodine). My salads have been so beautiful, so colorful, I've actually been taking pictures of them. :)
* carrot/cucumber/green juices and/or kombucha tea in the afternoon for the 4 o'clock dull drums (I had 2 huge glasses of juice today, what a delicious pick-me-up!)
*a lighter dark green salad, maybe blended in the food processor, with flax crackers on the side
For the time being I have stopped drinking all wine. Alcohol, even in a healthier form, seems to bog to the detox process, I know. Maybe in the future if I attend a dinner party or something (ie: a special occasion) I'll bring a really good quality organic sulfite-free bottle of wine, but I must admit that during the evenings I have become too dependent on the stuff to relax. PLUS, since that is the only kind of wine I like to drink —*and it averages $10 a bottle — I would rather spend that money on the produce. Raw is already so expensive for me, and my excuses in the past for going off it was because I felt I couldn't afford it, so I'm trying to think ahead and cut out needless expenses. Wine is definitely on that list.
I'm also easing myself off the green tea. Just the past couple of days, I have had so much **energy**, I feel like I need to get off caffeine completely before I overflow. I feel like I'm going to actually start exercising again, just for the pure love of using up this energy. The good thing about raw energy is that it doesn't de-focus you the way caffeine does. (That's 'cause it's the real thing!)
Otherwise, in terms of supplements, I'm finishing off my Raw Food-sourced ( http://www.vitacost.com/Garden-of-Life-Vitamin-Code-RAW-One-for-Women) which seems to have been okay, but I would rather spend the money on food itself. Otherwise, I would really like to get off supplements for a while, anything in pill form, and just concentrate on eating as much wholesome produce as possible
...and that's it! I'm getting more sunshine than before, and as mentioned I went off all my synthetic paraben-filled cosmetics and toiletries, cold-turkey.
It can be hard, as I've definitely been hit with some potent cravings over the last few days, but I feel way too good to stop it now.
OH, and one more thing. My acne has already cleared up. In a week. I kid you not, and I'm even on my period now, so I should be covered in pimples, but it's looked better than it has in a really long time -- and this is going OFF the prescriptions! Just a couple of days before going raw my chin was covered in a beard of pimples, and now they are gone.
So if money is an issue, it makes me think that just the cash I'll be saving from Starbucks trips, alcohol, prescriptions, from nasty synthetic make-ups, from doctor procedures, expensive health insurance -- all of those combined have got to be a lifestyle that costs more than simply eating pure foods and letting your body take care of itself.
02-15-2011, 05:40 PM
I'm sorry Kaleboy, I didn't even see your post.
Colloidal silver has always sounded scary to me. I don't know much about it, so I'm very ignorant, but at first glance it sounds like silver is not something you'd want to be consuming....
I will do some research on it though. But again, I'm trying to avoid anything that would cost me a lot of money. The food itself is already such a splurge for me.
I've been gone for a few days but just wanted to say
to ALL of it. Just flippin AWESOME. You are too cool for school Miss Lunabear!
02-16-2011, 10:06 PM
Lunabear! You go girl!
I do like/believe in silver, but I believe in angstrom-size ionic silver, not colloidial which has particles that are thousands of times larger than an angstrom.
But doesn't sound like you want to mess with this anyway.
You sound great! Pls keep us apprised! :woot:
02-19-2011, 04:08 PM
As this moment I'm enjoying my juice of beets and beet leaves, carrot, celery. I feel like a million bucks.
Of course, I have had my slip-ups so far. The important thing is to not give up. Every day is a new day.
Thank you all! God bless. I'll keep you posted.
03-01-2011, 05:25 AM
Wow, Lunabear, I'm so impressed! Sounds like you are on the right track! I'll be following your journey. I personally have a friend who cured herself of stage 4 cervical cancer using essiac tea. I didn't ask her about her diet (I wasn't raw at the time), but I do know that raw is the way to go. The Budwig diet (another cancer cure) heavily promotes vegan, and the more raw the better. How can it be otherwise?
I am so glad to see someone so young take responsibility for her health. It is refreshing and I know it will pay off in dividends!!! Hang in there, you are doing GREAT!
03-03-2011, 11:58 AM
I totally forgot about something that I told a friend of mine to do, which helped...and that is re the silver...to actually put silver on a 100% organic unbleached tampon up next to your cervix. Or even to just squirt some up there....In this case, when not ingesting it, I suppose colloidial silver would be okay --I still maintain that ionic/angstrom is better.....
I know you don't want to do this, but felt morally obligated to tell you about it, when I remembered it! LOL
03-03-2011, 07:18 PM
Thank you Mary Kay. I will look into it.
As for now, though, and I really don't mean to complain, I am having a little more trouble with raw than I previously thought. My resolve has been stronger, and I really am feeling better, but I think it's important to never underestimate the addictive nature of cooked foods!
Definitely need to stick to the minimum fruit thing. I can feel, definitely feel myself getting sugar cravings and then quenching them with sugary fruits. This is not good. I am waiting for my spring break to come, and then I'm going to go on that veg. juice fast. It sounds like it will really help me get to the plateau I need to be at in order for this to work.
03-06-2011, 07:37 PM
Update: you guys are awesome! I just want to say that I really love visiting this messageboard whenever I need inspiration.
I have been doing research on the colloidal silver (and its other forms) and I think I am going to try application of it directly to the cervix. Even a friend of mine, who is studying Biology, told me he had been doing research on the antiviral properties of silver and that he's amazed it isn't used more frequently. I'm so exited this is legit!!
I thought I'd toss this in. I just watched this video yesterday titled, "Making An Alkalizer (http://www.youtube.com/user/HerbsPlusBeadWorks)" and remember him saying one of the items he was demonstrating killed cancer cells. He's an Herbalist. So, I thought I'd share the link in case it might be of interest. All my best wishes! *Ü*
Raw Angel Mom
03-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Raw Angel Mom -- pears and avocados are two of my very favorite fruits! (Coincidence?) Congrats on your baby. I am very curious about raw pregnancies. I know that in my family I would be getting a lot of flack just for having a vegetarian pregnancy, so I imagine that with raw foods you've got to listen to a lot of criticism.
I sadly didn't do raw food during my prenancy because of not knowing better, but i was vegetarian and very little organic egg and ricotta cheese. I had a very good prenancy and would eat so much raw whole food such fruits or vegetables.
Now after my child was 15 months, she didn't want cook food and only raw food, it is then that i went back 100% raw. She was inclusively nurse with 100% of my milk before and few month before i was starting to try to give her different food. As for critisis, oh yes. My advice, educate yourself as much you can to build strong fondation. Your believes in this life style has to be stronger then anyone else. While you maintain respect for everyone beleives, you will be able to answer any questions with ease. I don't share with anyone that i do raw food, they only know that i do plant food. I consulted with expert that do raw food such a nutritionist and research. I had to get my daughter some blood work done to keep a center that i was going too happy. They were pressuring me to give her egg and soya because it was apparently better then my milk. I stand my ground and say no but i then consult first to have everything all covered up. I nursed her up to 4 years old. They were concern about protein, calcium, iron and b12. Well the result became all fine. Her blood test was her signature and they had no choice then to back up. I educated her school too about her diet and they are now supporting me. She was low in b12 and iron but not deficient. I now make sure to include B12 and many rich food in different nutrient in her smoothie. I recommend that you get the book RAWsome by Brigitt Mars. She is so knowledgeable and this book isn't expensive.
05-26-2011, 02:04 PM
I just wanted to give you an update on the situation. I had a pap smear last week and it came back NEGATIVE. :excited: It did show I have a slight yeast infection, probably because I've been drinking so much kombucha (Synergy's), which I guess I'll cut down on.
This is really exciting for me. I have not, unfortunately, been able to eat 100% raw foods and I'm not sure what my percentage is, but it's definitely been the majority of my diet. the little bit of cooked food I've been eating has been all organic and vegetarian, though, and "health-oriented". I have been focusing on the greens big time, and drinking green smoothies and green juices. I also discovered flax milk (which again is not technically raw, but very healthy) and have been adding raw greens powder to it.
Here are some other things I've been doing
-- completely stopped drinking alcohol. This has been hard. I had no idea how much I was relying on that glass of wine (or two or three) every night to relax. When I was doing it it didn't seem like a big deal, but now looking back it seems unfortunate that I had to have that to relax. It's been great waking up in the morning not completely dehydrated, plus I've been using that extra $$$ to buy even more beautiful, organic, raw groceries.
-- Abstaining from coffee. Still drinking a couple mugs of organic green tea every morning, but whereas coffee usually makes me feel anxious later in the day green tea I've noticed has the opposite effect. Do some research on the cortisol-coffee connection — it's very interesting.
-- Douching with very high quality COLLOIDAL SILVER. I douche right after my period for a couple of weeks and then stop again. Not drinking it though —I'm not sure I'll ever be comfortable with that. Even so, this was an excellent suggestion that I believe has made a huge difference.
-- Drinking pure water (I bring the jugs to the grocery store and get it filled at the stations, you know, the distilled water, because drinking bottle water seems so wasteful.) I don't think our local water quality is that great, but either way this hasn't been an expensive change and I prefer the way the purer kind of water tastes.
-- EXERCISING. I've been jogging/walking sometimes 5 miles a day with energy left to burn.
-- De-stressing out. Consciously not worrying. Focusing on the positive things in life instead of all the nasty things. This is something that seems like a lifetime goal, because I truly believe that in my nature I'm something of a worrywart (both of my parents are type A) but I've really been trying to "break the cycle" of useless worrying, and people around me have started to notice the difference. (The other day, for the first time in my life, a good acquaintance actually called me "laid-back.")
Thank you all for your support! Now that I'm noticing these changes in my health and mood — and am so grateful for that negative pap, I have to say — my commitment to raw foods is greater than ever. Slowly but surely I'm easing into an almost entirely raw lifestyle, but my goal is not so much 100% raw food so much as it is 100% great health.
Peace and love.
05-27-2011, 08:06 AM
Lunabear that is great news!
I missed the original thread but wanted to add that I had the same diagnosis and when I discovered raw, my pap smear finally came back normal within a few months. My changes sound a lot like yours (high raw with lots of dark greens and green juice).
Just wanted to add that it was suggested that I return for a pap smear every 6 months. If you switch doctors they may not think it's necessary as you're so young, but I would definitely make sure to go for one follow-up after this and then at least annually.
10-11-2011, 08:42 AM
Raw food are great for health and besides preventing from cervical cancer raw food have more benefits too.
They control your weight,
They reduce the risk of stroke and heart problems,
They boost your energy level,
They stabilize blood pressure.
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