Yes, I am finally writing my next blog entry. I am most likely the worst blogger! I cant seem to find the time to write, although I am constantly thinking of things to write about. I have had people ask me to address specific subjects so I will try to address those in this post and upcoming posts. If you are new to my blog, please stop here and go back to my first post and read them each sequentially.
I am nearly seven months into my therapy at this point and I still find ways to make it a little easier on myself. Although, a typical day only allows me to sit down when I am enjoying a meal. I am giving myself 30 minutes right now to start this post. I will have to write in intervals until it's finished
Honestly, I can't remember if anything specific has changed since I posted last..I had a birthday. So, I am a year older, I guess. I am not ashamed to tell you I'm 39. I look forward to each day with anticipation. I am enjoying getting older, because of so many things. I am experiencing life like I have not done before now. I know things I didn't know at 25, at 30, etc. I am much wiser now and able to relax and enjoy life more.
Let me get the basics out of the way...my blood work comes back showing improvement each month. The tumor has not shrunk any that I can tell, but growth has drastically slowed. That is evidence of the therapy working. When I first noticed it (in October 2012), it was growing extremely fast. On the therapy that I'm on, they say breast tumors (especially large ones) are slowest to respond to the therapy. I have seen improvements each month with my liver and kidney function. My white blood cells are increasing, etc...it's a process of internal healing that takes time. The immune system is detoxified and strengthened so it can fight the disease. I have tried some additions to the therapy that I did not see any success with and discontinued them. I have researched Far infared for a while now and am hoping to purchase a portable FIR hot house dome and chi machine soon. These have been used with success in Europe (clinically) and many health spas currently use them in the U.S. I am specifically hoping to see tumor shrinkage with it, but will appreciate the other benefits, as well. I am feeling like I have more energy these days. I never felt like I didn't have energy, I just feel like I have more now. This is good, because I have been busy all morning (cleaning carrots, scrubbing apples, cleaning my water distiller, making batches of coffee, cleaning my carrot orange sink back to white, sorting my supplements for the day, squeezing in my hourly juicing, etc...) !! I need the energy!
I have been asked about the things I use daily (supplies and supplements). This is a question I get a lot. Below I'll post pics for you to see. I use castille (plant based) soap for washing my hands and body. I use a coconut based bar shampoo and sometimes I use a coconut oil based conditioner that I purchased when I was on the west coast in February. Other times, I don't use a conditioner. If I need to moisturize my skin (rare, because of all the juice I drink), I use organic castor oil or castor oil based unpetroleum jelly. Many castor oil based cosmetics are showing up now days because so many people have nut allergies. Coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil...these are all popular right now, but they are all derived from nuts. I bought an organic lip balm from Etsy.com that I really like. It's castor oil and beeswax. Things I use on a daily basis are: castor oil products, peroxide (for disinfecting and cleaning) vinegar for cleaning. Supplements I take (in some form) daily are: iodine, potassium salts, liver caps, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin D, niacin (flushing niacin), vitamin C, digestive enzymes, pancreatic enzymes, acidoll pepsin, COQ10, I'm sure I'm leaving out something. I make my own laundry detergent using Borax, Fels Naptha and washing soda. I use witch hazel for many things. Facial astringent, bug bites, oven burns, cuts, scrapes, etc. My toothpaste is a children's tooth gel. It's hard to find a toothpaste with no flouride, no sodium, no sugar or fake sugar! On my therapy the following are prohibited: flouride, sodium (including baking soda which is sodium bicarbonate) (all forms of sodium), cosmetics, lotions, hair dyes, aerosols, chemical cleansers and detergents, chlorine bleach, ointments, perfumes, pesticides, preservatives, flour (except organic rye), cheese, cocoa, anything bottled (food, I mean), epsom salts, oils (with the exception of flax oil), legumes (temporarily), milk, mushrooms, nuts, berries, pickles, salt substitutes, soy and soy products,sprouts, many aromatic spices like pepper, basil, oregano, cumin..., tea unless its herbal and caffeine free. Whew! Try going a whole day without any of that! Nearly impossible unless you restock your home/kitchen. If you don't already read a label before you purchase a product, I suggest you do. You may be surprised at what you are ingesting or putting on your skin. Your skin is your largest organ. Everything your skin touches, is absorbed into your body, into your blood, etc.
I know this has been long, but I had a lot of information to share. Feel free to ask my questions. It's my bed time!! Until next time...good night!