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My natural therapy cancer healing regimen
I get a lot of requests for the details of my personal cancer-healing diet regimen, so I decided to publish this website to provide those details in an easily accessible manner. See below for the regimen. I'm not a doctor, and this is not medical advice, this is just my story.
My cancer is a very rare type called "gastrinoma," diagnosed in Feb. 2019, stage 4. I had a large, 9-cm tumor in the abdomen, and 35 smaller tumors in the liver, lymph nodes, and bones (vertebrae, ribs, pelvis, femurs). See "My Story" on the menu at the top of the page for the background of my cancer and how it went from "incurable" to healing through prayer and nutrition. This type of regimen is not only cancer-fighting, it's health-promoting in general, and could be effective against a wide variety of chronic diseases. My regimen is intense because it's aimed at healing an active case of cancer. But if a chronic disease is not your issue, a milder version could be used for prevention or general health.
This page describes my personal diet regimen. It's a radical lifestyle shift. It's designed to be an avalanche of nutrition and detoxification. I learned the basic natural-therapy concept from Chris Wark's book, "Chris Beat Cancer" (and website by the same name, www.chrisbeatcancer.com, which includes tons of resources, expert interviews, testimonials, etc.). The theory is that healing cancer involves the following elements: (1) overdose of plant-based nutrition (no animal products), particularly incorporating juicing because it's the only way to get a high enough volume of nutrients, (2) detoxification, (3) exercise/sunshine, and (4) mental/emotional/spiritual de-stressing; prayer and devotion to God are key. I immediately saw the soundness of the theory the first day reading that book; by the time I finished the book the next day I had already radically changed my lifestyle, and have never looked back or slacked off.
Another good resource is a book called "The China Study," by T. Colin Campbell, about the link between diet (particularly animal products) and cancer (see https://nutritionstudies.org/the-china-study).
I have customized my diet regimen as I've learned more over time, particularly by incorporating lots of herbal supplements and additives; the supplement portion of my regimen is admittedly over the top, I adopted a nuclear-bomb approach. The varieties and quantities of supplements are continually
evolving as I learn more, or according to availability and prices (I buy most supplements online). Although my diet is vegan, it's not just vegan (elimination of all animal products); there are a lot of things eliminated even though they are vegan. So I may say "vegan" as shorthand, but it's actually better described as "plant-based, whole foods." Furthermore, here's an editorial comment: although I'm a "vegan," my reason is health (actually survival), not ideology.
The most important part of this regimen is the diet and juicing, which are consistent with every natural therapy regimen I’ve researched. The supplements and juice additives I’ve bundled into my regimen are my own ideas, based on my theory that if anything could help, I’ll try it. So if you’re interested in following this example and are overwhelmed by what you see, remember it’s the diet and juicing that are the most important things to focus on. If you prefer to keep it simple, I urge you to at least adopt the diet, and make juice consisting primarily of carrot juice, and that’s 90% of the battle. Again, my custom regimen is admittedly over the top.
If you're ready to embark on this therapy (why not?), my recommendation if you want to minimize overwhelm is to make the lifestyle shift in two phases. First, immediately adopt the basics: switch to a plant-based, whole foods diet, including juicing, and in addition to eliminating animal products, eliminate sugar, refined grains, synthetic chemicals, and processed foods. Second, systematically add more into the regimen, whatever you choose based on your individual needs or research. Again, the following list is my own custom creation, but its core follows the typical natural-therapy concept of plant-based nutrition and detoxification. If you're interested in a milder, or graduated approach to diet, see my "Health improvement chart" on my Resources page.
Note: Don't expect your oncologist (or medical doctors in general), or even family or friends, to be enthusiastic about your natural therapy, and don't be discouraged or deterred by that. Although there's a ton of scientific data supporting this type of therapy, it's not widely known or appreciated in
conventional medicine. The Titanic can't turn on a dime; it's going to take a few more generations for the medical momentum to shift. If your oncologist accepts the fact that you are in charge of your own health care, that's good enough.
My diet/detox regimen:
I don't eat:
Sugar (it's in everything, in numerous forms such as corn syrup, cane juice, dextrose, fructose, honey, etc.).
Any processed grain, particularly white flour (a.k.a. “enriched flour” or "wheat flour", which is in everything); I eat whole grains only.
Processed foods, including processed oils such as corn oil, canola oil.
Chemicals, preservatives, etc. (that includes tap water; I use filtered/bottled water only; best filter is "Berkey").
Animal products, no meat, fish, eggs, dairy.
Caffeine (or alcohol or tobacco/nicotine); I avoid caffeinated coffee, but don’t mind naturally occurring caffeine in other things like tea.
Peanuts-because of potential mold.
I have recently discovered I have a gluten sensitivity, so now I am also wheat-free (previously I preferred any wheat to be “whole grain" as better than “whole wheat,” which is a mixture of white flour and whole grain).
I don't use chemical personal care products, such as soap, shampoo, shaving cream, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, sunscreen, etc. I use only natural product types, with no synthetic chemical ingredients.
Plant-based, whole foods, including wide variety of vegetables and fruits, whole grains (oatmeal, brown rice, etc.), quinoa, legumes, nuts/seeds, spices, almond milk, olive oil, avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, stevia, etc. (see also
Apricot kernels - 30/day (raw, bitter, not rinsed, as source of amygdalin/vitamin B17/laetrile; I started with just a few per day then ramped up over time).
Homemade juice 64 oz/day, consisting of:
* 80% carrot juice;
* 10% variety of vegetable juices: celery, beet (with greens), broccoli, cauliflower, red cabbage, kale, romaine lettuce, cucumber, peas, red/green/yellow peppers, parsley, spinach, yellow squash, zucchini, brussels sprouts, sprouts, bok choy, vegetable cocktail (generic V-8, as substitute for tomatoes, because
cooked tomatoes are better than raw), etc.
* 10% variety of pureed fruit (pureed, not juiced, to retain natural fiber/sugar balance): green apple, orange, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, mango, banana, cranberry juice or powder (because cranberries without added sugar are almost impossible to get), pomegranate juice (because manually peeling pomegranates is too labor-intensive), etc.
Additives to juice, or to a separate beverage like almond milk, or fruit smoothie, per day:
Matcha tea powder, .5 tsp.
Moringa tea powder, .5 tsp.
Amla fruit powder, .5 tsp (most potent natural source of Vitamin C).
Vitamin C powder, 1 tsp or more (a blend of 1/2 ascorbic acid, 1/2 sodium ascorbate, which is better absorbed and tolerated than ascorbic acid).
Cranberry juice powder, 2 tsp.
Manuka honey (10 UMF standard), .5 tsp (this is an exception to the vegan, no-sugar rules, because of its antimicrobial properties).
Superfood powder, 2 tsp (mixture of Amazing Grass "Green Superfood Antioxidant" / Orgain "Organic
Superfoods" / Garden of Life "Raw Organic Perfect Food Alkalizer & Detoxifier"/ Purely Inspired
"Organic Greens"), and 1 tsp Designs for Health "GI Revive"* (for intestinal support).
“Hoxsey” formula** 30 drops 1x/day.
Aloe vera gel, 1/4 cup.
Celtic Sea Salt**** 1/4-1/2 tsp; this makes the juice taste a lot better, like food, not medicine.
Occasional: Almond milk to dilute to make taste milder.
Supplements (mostly pills) (I divide the following total quantities as half morning, half evening):
Omega 3 fish oil 3600mg (anti-inflammatory) - 4x/day (yes, I made an exception to the vegan rule for fish oil).
Epimedim Grandiflorum (horny goat weed) 500 mg (anti-inflammatory) - 2x/day.
Resveratrol 250mg (anti-inflammatory) - 2x/day.
Turmeric 1580 mg root, 625mg extract (anti-inflammatory) - 4x/day.
Multivitamin (Kirkland Daily Multi) - 2x/day.
Vitamin D3 125mcg - 1x/day.
Cinnamon 1000mg - 1x/day .
Dandelion Root 520mg - 1x/day.
Garlic 700mg - 2x/day.
Cayenne 900mg - 4x/day.
Chanca Piedra 500mg (kidney support) - 1x/day.
Milk Thistle 1000mg (liver support) - 2x/day.
Vitamin B12 1000mcg - 1x/day.
Ginger 550mg - 4x/day.
Zinc Gluconate 50mg - 1x/day (this zinc supplement is preferred over zing picolinate).
Chlorella 500mg - 1x/day.
Spirulina 500mg - 3x/day.
Enzyme, 500mg blend, 2x/day: Pancreatin, Protease, Lipase, alpha-Amylase, Amyloglucosidase,
Cellulase, Hemicellulase, Lactase.
Enzyme, Alpha-galactosidase, 600GALU, 2x/day.
Essiac tea powder***, 500mg, 1x/day.
Habanero/cayenne extract - 1 drop/day (added to food).
Frankincense essential oil - 1 drop/day, occasionally (added to food).
Beta Glucan, 700mg - 3x/day.
Activated charcoal, 300mg - 2x/day.
"Amazon Tonic III", ½ tsp - 5-7x/day; it’s too bitter to take straight; I add it to my juice and other foods. It’s a blend of anti-cancer herbs: zinc chloride, South American chapparal (Larrea divaricata), graviola extract (Annona muricata), oleander extract (Nerium oleander).
"Amazon Bloodroot Capsules" - 2x/day - blend of anti-cancer herbs: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Pau d' Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) and chaparral (Larrea mexicata and/or Larrea divaricata).
“HM-ET Binder”* by Cellcore - 1x/day (heavy metals and environmental toxins detoxifier).
“Metula”* herbal tea - currently 2x/day for a 30-day course (antibacterial).
Periodic fasting, water only, 3-6 days at a time. Fasting triggers powerful detoxification and healing. I
do this about once every two months. It gets easier the more you do it.
[*Recommended by my naturopathic doctor. She had also recommended a probiotic called Microbiome Labs "Mega Sporebiotic", 1x/day, which I used for several months, but she has since decided it’s not so important in my case, and meanwhile, I was already beginning to doubt the necessity of probiotics anyway, so now I don’t add any probiotics that aren’t already in other products I take.]
[**Trifolium pratense (red clover), Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice), Arctium lappa (burdock), Mahonia spp. (Oregon grape), Rhamnus purshiana (cascara sagrada), Rhamnus frangula (buckthorn), Phytolacca americana (poke), Stillingia sylvatica (queen's root), Zanthoxylum clava-herculis (southern prickly ash), and Baptisia tinctoria (wild indigo) in a 5% solution of potassium iodide in a base of organic alcohol, spring water and vegetable glycerine.]
[***Burdock (Arctium Lappa root), Sheep Sorrel (Rumex Acetosella plant), Slippery Elm (Ulmus Rubra bark), Turkey Rhubarb (Rheum Palmatum root).]
[****Celtic Sea Salt is real, evaporated ocean water, which has the perfect blend of minerals, and as such, is not harmful. It is far superior to all competitors; Himalayan salt is a distant second. What is labeled in popular products as “sea salt” is typically NOT the same as real sea salt; all that label means is that the sodium chloride originated from sea salt, but the end product is still refined such that it does not have the original mineral blend, and has additives. Such phony “sea salt,” or table salt generally, is only pure sodium chloride with unnecessary additives, and neither pure sodium chloride, nor the additives, are healthy. True, natural sea salt, with all its numerous minerals in their natural proportions (it’s only 85% sodium chloride), is the only healthy salt.]