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While visiting my Uncle it was fun to help streamline a few things. He has never been one to experiment or try new foods. However, I was able to introduce him to at least one–pineapple.
I said, “Ok, is it the pineapple taste that you don’t like or the pulp?”
Ah-ha! That is typical. I have, so far have not met anyone who did not like the pineapple taste itself, just the texture. I make a fruit punch out of 100% pineapple juice, 100% grape juice, and a couple of freshly squeezed lemons (a friend tried the punch and decided that she liked pineapple after all). Anyway, I took a fresh pineapple and juiced it. My uncle actually liked it. If you have never had fresh-juiced pineapple, you are in for a treat. It comes out very creamy.
My mom had one small watermelon left in her garden and picked it before the frost got it. Being that my Uncle’s garden is full of tomatoes and tomatoes are now a complete avoid for him, my mother gave him her last watermelon. There is talk that next year he will plant all watermelons in his tomato patch.
A new, young look
Perhaps the most interesting development is his hair color. It is changing from white, back to his original color! My Aunt says that the hair on his head looks like it has been touched up at a salon. His two-day’s growth beard is coming in all dark again. While she was still in Alaska, somewhere near the end of July, they took a picture of my uncle in his tomato patch showing off his tomatoes. His hair was very white. We are not exactly sure what is causing it to do this. One of the products or the diet itself?
My Aunt, whose hair is totally white, said, “Whatever he’s taking, I need it!”
Making spelt bread
My Aunt is my Uncle’s sister, not his wife (he lost his wife 5 years ago). She made bread for the first time in her life. Single, never-married, she has never found baking her strength.
While there, I had made some spelt bread for them using the recipe out of Cook Right 4 Your Type. They had been purchasing spelt bread at roughly $6 a loaf. That’s crazy! Although the recipe is for a bread maker, it’s quite simple to do it conventionally. She accidentally doubled the yeast, though, and called me the next day, saying, “Do you remember that clip of I Love Lucy and the day she made bread?”
“Yeah?” I said, not sure what she was going to tell me next. You just never know with her.
“Well, I called 911 to get the loaf of bread out of the oven!”
It was the lightest loaf of spelt bread she had ever had! She took a slice down to my mother, proud of her accomplishments (in spite of the mistake). My Uncle, the texture guy, was glad that he no longer had to buy it at $6 a loaf!
My Aunt is going back to Alaska soon. It will be a real accomplishment if Uncle can make this bread on his own. That, I wish I could see!
Full steam ahead
Being that she is leaving again soon, they were wintering her place. Making sure that the roof was OK, flushing water lines, putting in anti-freeze, setting traps for critters, etc. Uncle is working along beside her as if nothing is wrong and there is no cancer.
September 26, 2010
My uncle had a late dinner. He ate some beets, which under the normal circumstances, a diabetic should not do, especially that late at night. Instead of his sugar being high, the next morning he tested in the upper 70’s!
September 30, 2010
My uncle saw the Coumadin doctor again, who still did not believe that it was possible for his levels to be where they are without the use of drugs. He’s to return again in two weeks. Every day his sugar test looks better and better.
October 9-12, 2010
Columbus Day weekend we were able to see my uncle for the first time since he found out he had cancer (we live about 1500 miles away). We attended the fair in Sandwich, NH, and as much as he wanted to cheat and buy a hamburger, he did not. It took great discipline to avoid all that wonderful smelling food. Maybe fried food does not tempt everybody, but it does him.
We came back to the family campgrounds for a wonderful turkey dinner my aunt had started before we left. I had brought along some green beans from our garden and added it to the meal.
I enjoyed seeing all the paper work with his diet. The details of the SWAMI are awesome. They list all the foods for defeating cancer as well as the foods that cause it to grow. I helped answer some of his questions about the diet and smooth out a few details.
The castor oil compress fascinated me the most because anyone can and should do this. Buy cold-pressed castor oil so it does not go rancid and soak a piece of pure cotton or pure wool in it. Warm the cloth and lay it across your abdomen. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of it and cover it with a heat pad or hot water bottle. Keep it on for an hour.
This castor oil compress can help cure:
Ovarian cysts (non-malignant)
Elevated liver enzymes
Irritable bowel syndrome
Gall bladder inflammation
Low white blood cell count from chemotherapy
My Uncle looks excellent—as good as or better than he did a year ago. One would never know he is battling cancer. You do not need to suffer for years with cancer. You can live a normal life, as your body fights it off naturally. You do not have to be sick and throwing up from the time you of diagnosis until remission, or death.
The last evening there, my uncle’s son came over for a few moments. They were talking about whether cheating at the fair would have been a good idea or not. My cousin was quick to chime in, “No, Dad, don’t cheat.” I was glad to see that my uncle has good support from close family as he goes with alternative medicine and the genotype diet.
When my uncle went to see his regular doctor for tests, he told her what medications he had stopped taking. The doctor, whom we shall call Madame Butterfly, nearly had a heart attack! She expected my uncle’s levels to be way off. The tests, however, showed they were better than they had been in the years he was on medication!
Madame Butterfly railed on him for changing his medication.
The nurse said, “Well, whatever he’s doing is working.”
Madam Butterfly said, “That’s not the point! He should tell us when he changes things. I want him back in case this test was a fluke.” She made a copy of his list of supplements so she can study it.
The nurse spoke up after Dr. MB left the room and asked for the info on Dr. D’Adamo’s clinic. She is facing possible surgery, but wanted to try what my uncle had discovered first.
Prior to seeing Dr. Nash, my uncle was taking medications for a previous heart attack, high blood pressure, and diabetes:
Metoprolol – 50 mg – (sugar pill)
Furosemide – 20 mg –
Lisinopril – 20mg –
Metformin – 1,000mg –
Crestor – 20mg – cholesterol – (One of the cancer doctors mentioned this medication may have caused his liver cancer.)
Dr. Nash said my uncle’s cancer was not as rare as the medical doctors told him and even her mother had it. Dr. Nash wondered why the conventional medical doctors were in a hurry to put him on chemo since it is such a slow-growing cancer.
Next, more on my Uncle’s improvements.
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.
Fenugreek – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.