Life begins with a capital “L” cancer with a small “c”
I am somebodys wife, mum, daughter, friend, confidante, cousin, niece, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law and godmother..
My life was turned upside down and inside out just ten days after my 37th birthday when i found a lump in my breast that turned out to be metastatic breast cancer in my bones. In 2013 I was diagnosed with metastases in my brain and liver.
“Anti-cancer, A new way of life” was the book that inspired our change in thinking about cancer. It spurred an immediate change in our family eating habits and the way we approach life; not just what we eat but. My daughter was just turning one at the time and it was the perfect opportunity to ensure the unprocessed, whole food diet I had started her on will hopefully continue with her forever.
I changed my eating habits and so did my husband, my Mum and my Dad.
After eating in an anti-cancer way we have seen in myself and my Mum consistent healthy weight – and definitely no calorie counting!
Mum has also had a great reduction in her likelihood to develop glaucoma.
David my husband has also maintained a consistent weight and has seen a great improvement in his memory – I’ve seen less grey hair too!
In my Dad – we were amazed, after being told by a specialist that there was nothing he could do for calcification of his arteries around his heart he went for a yearly check to surprise the consultant by halving his results, it was fantastic.
I am passionate about this healthy wholefood way of living, and love chatting about recipes, making juices and my new friend the smoothie to anybody that wants to know.
I know that all of my close friends are juicing now as a result of seeing what it’s done for us – it’s so rewarding!
One of the best things that was recommended to me by a close friend fairly soon after my diagnosis was to juice and she gave me links to the best juicer to get and also a brilliant recipe book by the Juicemaster Jason Vale. I completely took to the concept and juice every day, creating lots of different variations of juices and sometimes smoothies – one of my recipes appears in The Juicemaster’s book “Funky Fresh Juice Book”! I am also proud to say that I have another of my juice recipes in Kris Carr’s e-book Crazy Sexy Juices & Smoothies.
As well as my diet I also practise EFT, Pilates, Rebounding, Yoga and Meditate (sometimes!) I have Reiki, Acupuncture and Massage as well as daily walks with my trusty Spaniel and super daughter.
I have also had medical intervention since my diagnosis, due to the cancer eating away at two of my vertebrae I had bone cement injected into my spine. I have had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and a small (!) amount of radiotherapy. I have also had integrative treatment abroad consisting of Whole Body Hyperthermia (that’s heat not cold) combined with low dose chemotherapy, IPT (Insulin Potentiated Therapy) also high dose Vitamin C infusions and Chelation.
I continue to have Herceptin (as I am HER2 +) in conjunction with endocrine therapy..
Even though my “diet” is packed with as many healthy nutrients as possible I also take some supplements which are prescribed to me by my Naturopath and “approved” by my Oncologist.
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with love and spirit,
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