HabitsWell we reviewed the 4th chemo drug that the Burzynski Clinic talked with me about. After talking with my oncologist this past week we opted to not start that drug just yet, but to put it on the back burner for now. Pazopanib (Votrient) has just a few too many side effects for me at the moment, and it is fairly new to the colon cancer treatment regiment. Though the drug is doing some good things for kidney cancer patience's who have very limited resources when it comes to treatments and there are benefits for the colon cancer patients as well.
One of the hardest things to do once you learn you have cancer is right after you get over the shock wave (if you ever do) is to decide to fight. If you decide to fight then you need to go into a learning mode so as to understand what it is that has just attacked your body. Then the really hard stuff starts, the change of "habits"… This is some tough stuff. We are creatures of habit and that you will quickly learn is oh so very true.
If you are a meat, potatoes and dessert kind of person like I was, you're in trouble right off the get go. The number one thing you need to do is change your eating habits and that means cutting out white sugar, white flour, white rice, white potatoes, white anything. So, you're asking why. The reason the stuff is white (potatoes might be the exception here) is they are bleached and yes that is with chemicals to make them white. Everything that was good about those foods is now stripped away. Some will say "you have to die of something" and yes that's pretty much true and if you're ready for that then, I guess eating all that stuff is really no big deal.
I watch at the Cancer Center every 2 weeks volunteers bring donuts around for the cancer patience's to eat and think to myself do they know that they are promoting their death. And I'm sure they do not know they are, or I like to think that way. Or your doctor telling you to "eat whatever you want too, just don't loose any more weight." I knew that was wrong. This is the part about learning what to do to help yourself fight cancer and not promote its growth.
We American's just want someone to give us a pill and have it fixed. I wish it were that easy and the pharmaceutical company's liked the idea as well. They can't make any money if you're your well!
I have also started to drink Green Tea. You can do the research on why Green Tea is so very good for cancer patience's and I won't bore you with all that, but it makes a huge difference. The problem is that it is a habit change again. I like tea o.k., but you have to acquire a taste (at least I did) for Green Tea – remember no sugar is to be added here. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber talks at length about key foods and supplements that have kept him alive for years now with his brain cancer and Green Tea is the first listed in his book.
Resource:Skin Cancer News
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