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Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Quick Guide of Self Measures

  • Start a health diary. Keep a check on your weight, appetite, bowels, nutritional status, energy levels, sleep quality and exercise levels. Also ask you doctor for the results of your blood tests and check your white cell levels and red blood cells. The normal white cell count (or leukocytes) is between 4,000 and 10,000 but may fall significantly during radiotherapy and chemotherapy and the red cells (haemaglobin or Hb) can also fall causing fatigue.
  • Take a course of a herbal anti-parasitic such as Sweet Wormwood (Artemisia annua) with Barberry Bark(Berberis vulgaris). Many people who get cancer have parasites or flukes in their system and it will help considerably if you can make sure you are free of them. Artemisia and Berberine also are known to have an effect on cancer cells.
  • Liver Flush. After taking the anti-parasitic it is beneficial to do a Liver flush as you want your Liver to be in the best possible condition. This flush will clear the liver of debris and stones and can be repeated when necessary. It will cause diarrhoea and you may see many green stones that have been cleaned out.
  • Iodine patch test. Many people are low in Iodine and yet it is essential for so many functions in the body. Iodine was added to table salt in many countries in an attempt to make sure that the population did not become deficient but now we are warned to cut down on salt in our diets and in 1980 the baking industry started to use bromine instead of iodine in their products so we no longer get the recommended level of iodine daily unless we make an attempt to include iodine containing fooods into our regular diet. A full article on iodine and its importance will follow but a quick and easy way of testing and raising your levels is to do this patch test. Tincture of Iodine can be bought cheaply at the chemist. Dip a cotton bud into it and paint about a 2 inch square onto the inner part of your thigh or  upper arm. Watch to see when the stain fades and re-do the patch in a different area when it does. When the patch is still visable after 12 hours you probably have sufficient in your system but make sure you include some pinapple, onions, seaweed, watercress etc. in your diet.
  • Keep your bowel healthy. The gut is the biggest interface with our environment and the gut lining acts as a filter system and regulates our immune response. Keep the bowels regular and nourish the gut with Vitamin B complex (yeast free, timed release is best) or Chlorella that also provides a high dose of Betacarotene, also consume probiotics like Acidophilus.
  • REDUCE SUGAR as much as possible in your diet. Replace with a safe sweetner like Xylitol if necessary but not Aspartame or saccharine.If you have any sweeter food make sure you also eat some protein as this will help it to be metabolised more slowly. eg. chocolate covered nuts instead of just chocolate, porrige with a little honey or cane sugar instead of a comercial sweeten cereal like Honey Puffs. Cancer cells thrive on glucose. Do not have a PET scan unless you can be convinced that it is necessary for your treatment as a PET scan works by an injection of radioactive glucose going into your bloodstream and it is taken up quickly by cancer cells and so shows them up on your scan.
  • Cut out Trans-fats in pocessed foods and margarines. These fats are very damaging to your health. Reduce dairy foods to just a little butter and small amount of milk or milk susbstitute (Rice or almond milk) and try sheeps cheese or small amounts of goats cheese.
  • Olive Oil is the best oil to eat or cook with and olive oil based margarines without trans-fats are a good subsitute for butter. Flax seed oil is very beneficial but don't cook with it, you can drizzle it onto vegetable or salads and take as a supplement (1,000mgs a day) to supply anti-inflammatory Omega 3.
  • Fruits and Vegetables should be eaten as much as possible while decreasing the quanities of meat that you eat and adding more variety with beans, Chickpeas and other pulses like lentils.
  • Spices and Herbs have some very beneficial effects in the body. Tumeric (Curcumin) is especially tasty but toxic to cancer cells - mix it with Olive oil and black pepper and use in cooking or as a salad dressing. Use different spices and fresh herbs in your cooking to add all the benefits you can.
  • Eat more wholefoods and grains (organic if possible) and avoid white bread, white rice (except Basmati) and white pasta as they all raise the blood sugar quickly but don't have much nutritional value.
  • Drink Green Tea - there are many to choose from. Green tea has been proven to have a very strong anti- cancer action.
  • Eat Mushrooms as many varieties as you can get. If you don't like mushrooms then buy a supplement that has all the beneficial effects such as Reishi, Mesima, Maitake etc either in capsules or as extracts. This is one of the worlds best anti-cancer foods and has been used for years alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy in Japan, China and Korea where it has been found to reduce the side-effects of the treatment but assist in the effectiveness of killing cancer cells. If you cannot have the conventional treatments or they are not working then mushrooms should be at the top of your list of powerful treatments.
  • Balance your energy systems. This may be new to you but please embrace some form of energy treatment into you regime. Acupuncture, Craniopathy, Reiki, Chakra balancing, Meditiation or just massage, whatever helps your body to work with you against the disease.
  • Fresh Air and exercise. Cancer cells don't like oxygen - unlike the rest of your body that can't live without it! Sunlight also produces Vitamin D in the body which helps the immune system. Do whatever exercise you can and practise deep breathing. Qi Gong/Tai Chi is excellent and is great for anyone who finds normal exercise too strenuous.
  • Drink plenty of pure water. Glass bottled or filtered tap water.
  • Get on with your life as much as possible. Don't let the disease take over your life or your body. Plan things, enjoy yourself, cultivate your hobbies and interests and watch your favourite comedians or funny films.
  • Keep reading this Blog for more detailed information, food ideas, supplement information etc. Comment and ask questions...I will do whatever I can to help.


  1. Wow ~ this is a great list ~ very informative. I've had cancer (now cancer-free for 20 yrs) and this list is a great guide to living healthy.

    Thank you ... and I really like your new blog!

    Take Care!

    Small Footprints

  2. Thank you. I value your comments and please keep following and sharing. I have loads more to write and will keep adding to it as often as I can.