Holistic Medicine

Pam sent along this referral to a good book on how to fight cancer from a different perspective. If you know someone who is fighting this evil disease, you may want to recommend it:

There is a book that I have used in modifying my diet and environment that has been very helpful. You may already have come across it — Anti Cancer. I’ve included the link below in case you would like to investigate it.

By the way, don’t click on the book for a view inside. I broke the link when I copied it from Amazon. If you want to see inside the book, go to the link and click on the image at amazon.com

Thank you, Pam, for this good reference

Nice proverb

To get ready for upcoming chemotherapy, my alternative medicine doctor has suggested that I give up sugars. Her point is that sugars feed the cancer. Why would I want to give that snotty damien bastard something to help him grow?

Because this sounds very logical and makes loads of sense, I have given up sugar. Now, for many of you who know me well, you know that there is no one better at scavenging chocolate candy snacks in the afternoon at work. When I was in Cleveland, sometime after lunch, I would wander around the office, pilfer a Baby Ruth, a Hershey’s kiss, a Nestle’s Crunch, or other small sugary treat, chit chat with other consultants to learn what they were doing and then return to my office to graze for a few moments in the afternoon.

And, I had similar routines when I was in the Woodlands, and in Chicago. I’m sure folks would have to look far and wide to find someone who did a better job of snagging snacks than I. Ok, well, I fess up.

That was then; this is now. This is a way of giving you a bit of background. Years ago, I saw a poster on the wall of a church school room. The poster was bright yellow and showed several lemons nestled beside a pitcher of lemonade. The poster’s proverb read: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Well, since I have had to give up sugars, and since we are currently painting the master bedroom of the ranch house, Patti suggested we choose “Moroccan brown” for one wall of the bedroom. I didn’t really have strong feelings either way, but after we bought Moroccan brown and applied it to the wall, it looked exactly like warm, rich chocolate … on the wall.

Ok, so maybe I can’t have chocolate any more, but I can sure sleep next to it each night. We’re making lemonade out of lemons.

Richard passes along this site:


It carries all sorts of information for treatment of cancer, particularly good information about nutrition to embrace, as well as information to avoid. If you know someone who is struggling with this illness, please share this information with them.

Today, Patti, Casey and I were doing some painting at our sister-in-law’s ranch house in Murphy, Texas. I had to leave to go to the alternative doc’s office for some LED treatments.

Casey asked what the LED treatments were for. I told her that from what I had learned that all of our bodies have electrical currents within our bodies. The LED treatments involve sitting in front of special lights that attempt to disturb the electrical currents of bad cells, consequently destroying bad cells.

As I walked out of the house for my appointment, Casey said, ” Good luck, getting lit.”

When I returned a couple hours later, she added the insult to injury: “Gees, Dad, with these treatments the least thing they could do for you is give you a tan!”

From the mouths of babes.


As you might imagine, this title means something quite different to me these days than it did when, say, I was 20 or 30 or, hell, 59!!

Thank you, Chrissie, for this tip:

I just want to pass along to you a book we found called the Juice Lady’s Guide to Juicing for Health by Cherie Calbom – it has sooo much information about diet and juicing for general health and for fighting cancer.  It is available on Amazon for not much money – We have done a liver cleanse and now juicing everyday to keep the boogy man away!!!  Lots of cancer-fighting info in there.

The Juice Lady's Guide to Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits and Vegetables

One of the first steps that Patti and I did after learning my diagnosis was beat a path to Dallas. Her brother has had some wonderful success overcoming melanoma by participating in holistic/alternative medicine practices and therapeutics.

We met with his doctor and discussed my case. Her recommendation was to take some time to build up the strength of the body so it would be ready when that dastardly chemotherapy had to coarse the poison through my veins and arteries and take on those bad juju cancer cells.

Made sense to me. Logical, sensible. I’m in.

I’m currently taking 40-50 nutritients, supplements and enzymes a day. The doc said that as I begin to build up my body, I will notice toxins being released through the lymphatic system and that was a good thing, indeed.

After a few days of getting these supplements under my belt, my daughter was up for a visit. I explained to her about the facets of this treatment. She seemed to really pay attention to what I was saying until right in the middle of the discussion, I passed gas, smiled and said “another release of toxins. That’s a good thing.”


Rebecca sends along a recommended reading about how to mix holistic treatments and conventional medicine for treatment of Cancer.

If you know of someone who is struggling with cancer and having difficulty deciding whether to go the alternative route or the conventional medicine route, there is good information here that may help with that decision. Thanks, Rebecca

Living Matrix: Film on the New Science of Healing (2010)

A full-length film, The Living Matrix, brings breakthrough information that will transform your understanding of how to get well and stay well. Dynamic graphic-animation is woven with interviews with leading researchers and health practitioners as they share their discoveries on the ‘miracle cures’ traditional medicine can’t explain. These experts reveal how energy and information fields – not genetics – drive human physiology and biochemistry, and illustrate the benefits of integrating conventional and alternative health care.


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