Recovery Begins

October 7, 2010

Family members convinced my uncle to go to Dr. D’Adamo’s clinic in Connecticut. He got an appointment to see Dr. Nash on September 8, 2010.

For the several weeks until he got to the clinic, he was taking a variety of things we had read about online. He was taking B-17 pills and chewing apricot seeds like candy. You eat so much according to your body weight. They are bitter, so he ate them as he could. We also had him taking things suggested in the Blood Type Encyclopedia for liver cancer. He hates taking pills so this continued research did not excite him.

My mother had him taking:

Ginger Root
– 1100 mg.

– 1000 mg.

Turmeric – 800 mg

Vita – E Complex with selenium and grape seed extract

Bromelain – 500 mg.

Milk Thistle with Dandelion
and Artichoke extracts.

Omega Guard 1000 mg.

B-17 400-600 mg.

ARA6 1,750 mg.

Scienca (Turmeric, Quercetin, and Bromelain)

When he began taking B-17 he could feel vibrations in his liver. He said it felt like his cell phone vibrating. His sister said, “He had a quiver in his liver!”

The family grew concerned because He was having fatigue daily. He kept sitting down and falling asleep. Although he was still not in pain, one could see that he could not live long at this rate. He lost weight rapidly. Whenever he ate anything cold, his liver would hurt.

When his appointment arrived, close family accompanied him. Here are some of the tests they did:

The Genotype test measures your body size for your torso, hands, and legs. Combining this with his blood type and his secretor status (a certain variant in blood types). He took a taste test to find his response to certain foods (included in the genotype test). He ranked as “slight taster.” On the D’Adamo test, he ranked as “Nomad.”

He also had a glucose drink that tasted like maple syrup. Dr. Nash asked if he wanted to wash it down with water, but since he hadn’t eaten any lunch, he told her he preferred to keep the taste in his mouth! He blew into their machine, and 15 minutes later, he had to do it again 2 more times. This determined if he had any bacteria in his body. He was clear.

They gave him an electronic body scan. My husband went through a scan like this at a natropath’s office once and they put a sensor band around his forehead. The computer program scans your body, determines what’s wrong, what supplements you need, and how much. It beats what conventional doctors can do with blood work in some ways.

He took a fingerprint test. Someone threatened to turn him in to the FBI! He appreciated that someone had a bit of humor when the medical profession has given him only 5 years to live. His fingerprints revealed white streaks that show unhealthy eating, i.e. eating foods bad for your type. They said those lines will disappear as he eats correctly. For kicks, fingerprint yourself and see if you have any white lines cutting across the swirls.

To have a diet that’s specifically formulated just for you they need to analyze your family history as well. They need to calculate who in your family has what diseases. Typically, the questions go as high up as your grandparents and as wide as your siblings, perhaps a cousin or two. This will enable a better analysis of your genes and if you have inherited health problems. There are pages and pages of questions on your family history. If you would like to take the SWAMI test (which you can do at home) and have adoptive parents, first find your roots to help get a better idea of possible old age issues you may face.

Conventional medicine. My Uncle was on many different types of medications given to him by his regular medical physician. Dr. Nash removed him from his medications, except for his blood thinner pill. My Uncle has taken blood thinners for two years.

Dr. Ginger Nash prescribed this:

For one week:

Typhoid vaccine – 1 capsule every other day.

ClearCal – 1 capsule every other day (this is Dr. D’Adamo’s calcium product and, by far, the best I’ve ever taken).

Espresso shots – 3 shots in a cup of coffee every other day. This was his first time drinking coffee.


Berberine – 200mg 1 capsule 2/day

ARA6 – 2 Tablespoons 3/day (this is a super high immune booster that works on the cellular level—another product formulated by Dr. D’Adamo)

Radix Scutellaria
. – 1 capsule 2/day

Green Tea – 1 cup daily. They have him taking Mr. Itaru’s Green Tea. This is the richest, almost addictive green tea. If you have a bad coffee habit, start your morning with Mr. Itaru and get some healthy RPMs cranking.

Laetrile or B-17. They took him off of all the vitamins that my Mom had him taking including the B-17 and apricot seeds. They told him that he had enough cyanide in his system to kill everything! Cyanide is present in apricot seeds and B-17. Your healthy cells contain Rhodanese which when the cyanide comes to destroy the cell it cannot because Rhodanese changes its structure to something like an aspirin. A cancer cell does not contain Rhodanese therefore has no protection against the cyanide and dies.

Many times if a cancer patient is in pain they will notice an immediate change in their level of pain once starting on B-17 and apricot seeds. One lady in our town couldn’t get out of bed with her brain tumor until taking apricot seeds. Then next week she was doing housework the next.

Ongoing progress. My uncle does a castor oil compress everyday on Dr. Nash’s orders. He puts the Castor Oil on a piece of material made from cotton or wool. He warms the cloth in the microwave and lies with it on his stomach for 1 hour. He keeps it warm with a heating pad. He finds it relaxing.

Noticeable improvements
Once he started eating according to his genotype and taking the prescribed supplements, everyone noticed a change. He did not get tired so easy. In fact he’s been chopping wood, cleaning out cabinets, chopping more wood, up and down a ladder fixing the roof, and living a normal life. Anyone watching would have no idea he had a giant tumor in his liver. In addition to energy levels, his “quiver in the liver” is gone and cold stuff does not bother him.

You should have seen how his old doctor responded to him dropping the medication. More on that, next time.


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Key to Uncle’s Cancer Answer

October 5, 2010

I have to interrupt the story about my uncle to explain how he found the life-changing solution to his liver cancer.

You have probably wondered why some people can do some new fad diet and it works well for them, but for you it seemed to have the opposite effect. Over a decade ago, my husband and I found a way of eating that beats any fad diets you will find by focusing on who you are as an individual. You do not have to eat high protein and low carbohydrate just because someone else did. Nor do you have to eat vegetarian just because some movie star did. Since we are not created equal, we need person-specific diets.

Think of this: you do not wear the same size clothes as your neighbor. You and your best friend probably do not have the same hair color. You may not have the same eye color as others in your own home. We do not expect you to play the piano just because your aunt plays. Just because I like to read, not everyone will. Because I can crochet or my husband can put on roofs or my father can install heating systems, should everyone else? No! We’re all uniquely made by our Master Creator. Why should we all expect to eat the same?

We discovered the Blood Type Diet and, later, the more in-depth version called the Genotype Diet. Taking all your uniqueness into account, this diet prescribes a diet in keeping with your chemical and genetic makeup. Our family has followed this way of eating for the past 11 years: 9 years on the BTD and 2 years with the GTD.

When my mother called to tell me about my uncle’s tumor, I urged her to get my uncle to go see Dr. Peter D’Adamo, the author of the Right 4 Your Type books. He has a clinic located right in Connecticut, only a few hours from my family. They could test my uncle and find his specific diet. Each person has a unique diet. It doesn’t get better than that.

In addition to knowing your blood type and genotype, if you are dealing with serious issues, you may consider taking the SWAMI. You can buy the software for only $70 to find your specific diet. In order to take this test you would have to know your blood type and genotype.

Next time, more on my uncle’s continued improvement in kicking cancer.


Uncle’s Cancer

September 28, 2010

My uncle received a liver cancer diagnosis on July 27, 2010. When his regular doctor called him in for a six month check up, they found one tumor the size of three apples on his liver. They said a vein running underneath the cancer would make surgery impossible. They also told him a mother tumor was feeding the current tumor, but they could not find it yet. He saw an oncologist a week later. She said this rare cancer was out of her area of ability. Plastic surgery center in the area of Fort Collins can perform any surgery needed, including breast implants, breast reductions, breast augmentations, facelifts, forehead lifts, botox, lip modification, tattoo removal, liposuction, skin reconstruction (removes excess skin from weight loss), and nose reconstruction.

At his church that Sunday, they had a powerful service! When my Uncle went up for with his pastor, the presence of God engulfed him. He stood there, as the Lord washed him thoroughly with His Spirit. He said he had never felt the Lord so strongly.

A week after seeing the oncologist, he went to Boston to see specialists. The doctors said a mother tumor existed but they could not find it. They said this because this kind of tumor does not grow unless a mother tumor feeds it. My uncle baffled the doctors when he told them he had no pain. To have such a huge tumor and it not be causing pain is a bit mystifying. To God be the glory!

They told him the therapies that were available:  Chemotherapy, radiation, then operate and blast what was left of the cancer. In addition to the normal side effects (hair loss, sickness), they said he would experience permanent numbness in his fingers and toes. Even after the burn, slice, and poison method, they only gave him a 20% chance to live for 5 years! If he did nothing for his cancer, they gave him 2 years to live.

At 65, having 3 healthy grandchildren he would like to stay alive for, he decided he would rather live 2 good years than 5 miserable ones. He figured he would rather enjoy the last bit of life he had with his family, if this was his time.

However, he began to look toward the natural therapies. What he discovered amazed us. More on this topic next time.


Raise Winter Squash

September 21, 2010

Rich beta carotene with winter squash.Our family absolutely loves winter squash. We cannot get enough of the rich beta carotene in those deep orange squashes.

What is winter squash?

Okay, my southern friends, this is not something you fry. Everyone I meet south of the Mason-Dixon line tries to fry everything: potatoes, onions, green tomatoes, okra. Winter squash tastes totally different from yellow squash or zucchini, and you serve it differently as well. Winter squash looks more like a pumpkin, but summer squashes resemble cucumbers. Common winter squash varieties include butternut, buttercup, acorn, and Hubbard. One squash we love particularly is the Mooregold variety from the Shumway seed catalog. These folks deliver great seeds with great germination rates.

Where does winter squash grow?

The challenge we’ve had here in Missouri has been to keep winter squash alive through the hot summer months. Winter squash is primarily a northern thing (we are both from the upper United States) because it does not tolerate the heat well. However, with consistent watering, you can help your squash plants survive the summer and produce record crops if you live in a warmer climate.

How do you plant winter squash?

Having tried several methods, we are posting this to tell you what worked and what did not. First, squash needs well-worked soil. Till or dig deeply so that the soft roots can penetrate. If you can get the roots down deeply enough (8 inches or more), the squash can survive the heat better than a shallow-rooted system. However, if you have clay soil like ours, no amount of tilling can solve all your problems. So, we found a useful trick.
Squash feeds heavily, much like corn and other big producers. Winter squash absolutely loves horse manure. It probably loves all types of manure, but horse comes most available around here. Unfortunately, horse manure comes weedy, and even though it has composted, some seeds still survive. Squash, however, only needs weeding for about its first month—after that, the big leaves block out any weeds as it shade-mulches itself. Acorn squash leaves do not grow quite as large, but any healthy plant will produce good size leaves.
The more manure the better! If you pile the compost a foot thick, the plants go crazy. This gives it unlimited nutrition and plenty of room to spread its roots. We have seen vines run 20-40 feet long. I have piled horse and cow manure straight on hard-packed, clay ground and watched the plants thrive. Yes, they do penetrate the soil, too, because this “no till” farming method entices earthworms to work up from the ground into the manure. The worms aerate the soil and till it slowly while I do more important things, like push my daughter on the swing for the hundredth time. The manured plants produce squash ten to one against those planted in tilled soil and watered regularly.
You can start squash in peat pots and transplant early. We have found that grapefruit skins work well as free peat pots, and even the hard shell from last year’s winter squash can work as a biodegradable planting pot. They do not transplant well if you handle their roots like tomatoes or peppers. The fragile taproot can break, and you will kill the plant.

When do you pick winter squash?

Watch to see the vine drying out near the fruit. Here, we seem to have two seasons for our Mooregold and butternut squashes. We have to pick a lot when the hot spell comes on because the plant quits producing and you need to harvest what it has finished. Then as cool weather comes the plant rebounds (provided it did not die in the July and August heat wave) and will produce fruit all the way to frost. This year we plan to try something we heard on Farmer Boy (by Laura Ingles Wilder) and spray down any leaves that get frost on them. They say if you wet them down before the sun hits the frost, the leaf will survive and the plant will keep producing. We shall see. Leave a comment below if you have used this technique in any of your gardening.

How do you cook winter squash?

We just slice the squash in half and scoop out the seeds to save for next year. Some of these winter squashes have very tough shells on them, so you may need a big knife and a strong wrist, otherwise try a powered knife like they sell for turkey carving. Then, fill a casserole dish with about a half-inch to an inch of water, turn the squash face down, and put it in the oven for about 45 minutes to an hour on 350 degrees. A fork can turn the orange flesh easily when thoroughly cooked. Acorn squash and butternut squash will want butter and maybe even need some sweetener like brown sugar, if you use that. The reason I love Mooregold squash is that it needs nothing. Fresh cooked, I can eat it directly without butter, salt, or anything. God made it for eating, and I could consume it everyday.

How do you store winter squash?

Put it in your cellar. It keeps well in any cool environment and can last for months if kept clean and dry. Watch for mold or rot and clean out any offenders before the whole shelf of produce rots away on you. You may also cook it up and pressure can or freeze it. We have a hard time producing enough to keep all winter since we eat it so rabidly. Add winter squash to your diet and see what you have been missing. Once you are hooked, you won’t want to live on potatoes or rice again. We found it works as a great starch and vegetable, both to fill the kids and nourish as well. Our whole family loves this wonderful, God-given product.


Foot rot in sheep

September 14, 2010

Young ram poses for photoFoot rot in sheep does not end the world. With some simple compounds we cured our flock when nearly half of them got it. Follow these tips for maintaining great foot health in your flock.

Most foot rot, or hoof rot, comes to a flock by diseased sheep brought to the same pasture. That was our mistake. We learned not to buy sheep that have a had a history of hoof rot.

What do you do if a sheep starts limping?

You don’t have to cull all the sheep that start limping if this disease gets going in your herd. You do have to separate them from the rest of the flock, however. Pen up the diseased ones in a dry area where you can observe them.

How do you clean a rotted hoof?

Take a clean knife or disinfected pair of hoof trimming shears or, and cut away as much hoof as you possibly can. Foot rot gets up under the hoof so you will probably cut out 50% or more of an animal’s hoof in serious cases. Fortunately, your sheep will not feel most of this since the bacteria has already separated the hoof from the foot base. Cutting away like this exposes the bacteria to the air which helps it die.

I always have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide handy to spray the opened hoof. You will see the smelly rotted area foam up quickly as the H2O2 goes to work. This kills it all for the short-term. But there is more than meets the eye. The worst cases of this disease involve two types of bacteria, one working outside the body and the other working inside the body.

At this point, most farmers say to use zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, or formalin. You will have a hard time getting formalin and the copper sulfate could be fatal if the sheep ingest it. We have used the Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate with some success. You have to dissolve it into warm water, then pen up your animals (we used an old stock tank) for an hour. Let them soak in this each day and eventually the foot rot goes away (as long as you have cut away the rotted hoof portions).

What is the best treatment?

Our quest to cure this in our animals (and a ram we had borrowed from a friend) led us to an antibiotic called tetracycline under the label Duramycin. This low-cost product removes worms from poultry and swine. You will not use it internally with your sheep, though. Mix it into a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide until the liquid looks bright yellow. It does not take much and if you make a lot you will have to throw out what you cannot use right away. Mix it up fresh and it will knock the bacteria dead. If you have to treat more than just a couple sheep, put on rubber gloves as the over spray can soften your finger nails and make them painful to touch.


If you have an infected sheep, first remove it from the flock, vigorously trim the hoof with good trimmers, clean with peroxide, and drench the area with the Duramycin-peroxide mixture. It may take a day or two for the animal to stop limping (that exposed foot will be sensitive for a while). After three days examine the infected hoof again and spray with peroxide to see if any more bacteria inside causes foaming. If so, pare the hoof back some more and treat with the Duramycin mixture again. To succeed against this disease, aggressively trim and liberally soak.

Catch foot rot quickly before the whole flock does!


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