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<p>I currently have two Aunts with cancer, and a cousin in his early 30's also with cancer.</p>
<p>And another relative that passed away recently at the age of 55  from cancer.</p>
<p>And a dear family friend as well. Just to name a few (in different parts of the country) <span><img alt="greensad.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span></p>
<p>In summary, I have heard of colon cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer ( a non smoker with it),</p>
<p>rectal cancer, breast cancer in family & friends, frankly just typing this post</p>
<p>makes me terribly sad & helpless..... </p>
<p>Oh, and by the way, previous relatives have lived up to 89, 97, etc. Now, instead</p>
<p>of improving we are going backwards......</p>
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<p>One of the Aunts started with cervical cancer, then it went to her colon. She</p>
<p>ended up having a hysterectomy (Sp? / everything taken out) Then a big chunk of</p>
<p>her colon cut out.</p>
<p>Anyway, she has beem drinking a lot of green juices in the morning, eats</p>
<p>lots of nuts, fruits, veggies, some fish. She gave up sugar, white flour, regular milk & red meat.</p>
<p>She drinks a bit of raw milk (cows), almond milk. Anyway, she seems to be doing bettter than the other</p>
<p>cancer relatives in my family. And thank God she has not had to to have any chemo or radiation,</p>
<p>which is a miracle in itself. She actually is terrified of the constant colonoscopies she has to keep</p>
<p>having due to the anesthesia, she feels that after each episode she has been</p>
<p>suffering from memory loss , which obviously scares her a great deal. Have any</p>
<p>of you heard of this being a side effectl ?</p>
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<p>My question is, what can she adopt & or do from the traditional diet to help her improve</p>
<p>& or keep the cancer away.. To help her immune system.</p>
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<p>What would you suggest her to eat, add to her diet ? Any advice you can give would be</p>
<p>truly appreciated. This will help several family members & friends in their fight for life. </p>
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<p>Have you seen or heard of others with cancer being cured by taking up the</p>
<p>traditional foods diet & or lifestyle,</p>
<p>if so, what did they eat & or add to their diets?</p>
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<p>Sandor Katz wrote <a href="http://www.wildfermentation.com/" target="_blank">Wild Fermentation</a> after curing himself of HIV with food. You might also check on <a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/" target="_blank">Mark's Daily Apple blog</a> for learning about The Primal Blueprint.</p>
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<p>I had breast lumps in 1998 that I shrunk by clearing my home of every sort of synthetic solvent, and not eating anything that came in a package. I would not recommend quitting meat, but I would recommend finding clean, pastured or wild sources. I have had no recurrence. The Primal Blueprint outlines why and how meat is so important for human health.</p>
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<p>Totally agree with Preggie!  Meat is really important just make sure it's clean choices.  I know that almond milk is usally a very processed product if you're drinking the kind that's supposed to be a milk substitute.  The coconut milk in the can is good as long as you get the kind that doesn't have any added water in it.  Cultures are really great things!  Fresh raw yogurt, kefir (raw), kombucha...  Also oils that are being used is really important as well.  NO vegetable oils (with the exception of coconut oil).  This was the first change I made when we started eating real foods.  Also Cod Liver Oil is a huge help to your health.  Check out the Weston A. Price foundation and they have suggestions on what kind of CLO to take.  They should have some great info on cancer and real foods as well as Marks Daily Apple.  Good luck!</p>
 

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<p>I would use a lot of coconut products, kombucha and cod liver oil (and a traditional diet). I think <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Eat Fat, Lose Fat</span> has a cancer testimonial in it.</p>
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<p>Also, optimize vitamin D levels. Have them checked and then dose accordingly. Many people need 5,000iu a day.</p>
 

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<p>I'd suggest getting <a href="http://www.fleetwoodonsite.com/index.php?cPath=40_239" target="_blank">the recording of Thomas Cowan, MD's "The Fourfold Approach to Cancer" from the 2009 Weston A. Price conference</a>.  He also has some <a href="http://fourfoldhealing.com/articles-by-topic/" target="_blank">helpful articles on his website</a>.  When my Dad's prostate cancer came back last year we followed the dietary recommendations Dr. Cowan recommended.  We credit the dietary changes (and visits to his herbalist for herbal support) with the successful round of radiation.  His symptoms were mild compared to most.  At this point...so far, so good.</p>
 

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<p>Jerry Brunetti has some writings/books/videos on cancer, too.</p>
 

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<p>I recently found an interesting site about alternative cancer therapies. I don't have any personal anecdotes to share, but the research I read made sense to me.  Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment and so the theory goes (with some evidence supporting its validity) that consuming foods to reduce the body's acidity can rob cancer cells of the environment in which they thrive, preventing and sometimes reversing cancer growth.  </p>
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<p><a href="http://winningcancer.com/" target="_blank">http://winningcancer.com/</a></p>
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<p>I found the information interesting! There are pages describing alternative treatments.  They also discussed thermal imaging as a way to detect cancer without radiation, which sounds like a promising field too.  I hope the information helps someone else!  My dad was recently treated for prostate cancer, and I'm hopeful that the changes we are making to our diet and his are going to reduce his chances of a relapse.</p>
 
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