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Cancer Info #2 Do's and don'ts with Foods

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

When I first read this part of the email my hubby sent to me, my first thought was, "This could very well be a Spark plan!" And it is!! Foods that help cancer cells thrive are the foods Spark tells us to avoid in order to live healthy. If even suggests some exercise info. I am really excited about this info, especially since it is so close to our Spark Way! Here they are:

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*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
(IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
be a survivor. Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put
the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy
life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen
therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
cells.

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Okay, I am so happy that this lines up with Spark and I can only wish I had found Spark much sooner than I did. But since I am here now and I am armed with info along with all the Spark info at my fingertips, I am feeling even better than I was three days ago! It is always terrific to be assured by several different sources to know you are doing something very good for you and just for you.



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Ev

  
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COACHPENNY 4/20/2011 1:09AM

    Have you tried green smoothies? A friend of mine has been making them. Not only are they healthy but, also delicious! I've read part of the book...very interesting.

http://www.gree
nsmoothierevolution.com/
>Also, http://greensmoothiesblog.com/
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BR>I knew about the soy and estrogen positive cancers but, not that flax could also cause issues. Thanks to Sylvia for the info above.

Comment edited on: 4/20/2011 1:11:44 AM

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SDJOLLY 4/19/2011 10:38PM

    Thanks for sharing this info, Ev emoticon

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SYLVIALYNN2 4/19/2011 8:29PM

    Sometimes you will read that cancer feeds on sugar. Actually what happens is that the cancer is attracted to and relies on the insulin (as a growth factor) that is released when we eat sugars or sugar substitutes.

Some cancers have estrogen and progesterone receptors. If you have Estrogen (ER) and/or progesterone (PR) positive cancer tumors, you need to avoid soy and flax products due to their estroils. Many breast cancers along with ovarian, uterine and prostrate cancers are ER and PR positive. I believe I have been reading that soy and flax are okay but should be limited to no more than 3 servings a day if you are premenopausal. If you are past menopause and have one of the above cancers, talk to your oncologist or a nutritionist that specializes in nutrition during cancer treatment.

My breast cancer is ER & PR positive and I will be taking Tamoxifen or another estrogen blocker so that the cancer is blocked from growing. I am not a medical person nor an expert. Just have been doing a lot of reading after my diagnosis. Cancer is not necessarily a death sentence, but you sure get a feeling of loss of control in some areas. After all, what can you do? Can't go back and change or redo your life. Just become informed, knowledgeable and go forward with a positive attitude!

May you all be blessed with good health.
Sylvia

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GATORJOY 4/19/2011 4:43PM

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information. I agree, it sounds like a Spark article.

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IMAGINE_IT 4/19/2011 4:23PM

    emoticon for this emoticon info!! And emoticon for sharing this with us!!

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GLOMER 4/19/2011 2:53PM

    Thanks - nice blog. I have been reading a couple of books about this and they match.

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GATOR12 4/19/2011 11:07AM

    Thanks for taking time to inform us!! Eye opening and some would really change how I eat but small changes at a time!!

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MATCHA 4/19/2011 9:35AM

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Some cancer info

Monday, April 18, 2011

My hubby sent me this that he received from a friend. There is no reference to cite. Today I'll share the part about cancer cells. Tomorrow I'll share the food part that tells you which foods to avoid that help the cancer cells grow and mutiply. I think yoou will be surprized how much it is like our Spark Plans.

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Johns Hopkins Update -


AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

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I really wish I had this info severalmonths ago so I could have had questions to discuss with my oncology team. I hope this info will help you or a loved once.

Have a nice week.
Ev

  
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MATCHA 4/19/2011 9:36AM

    Thanks for the info.

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SDJOLLY 4/19/2011 6:56AM

    Ev, thanks for sharing this. A lot of helpful info. I'm very interested to read the remaining sections.

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GATORJOY 4/18/2011 8:35PM

    I do think eating healthy is the best way to fight disease. And I also think that there are some foods that fight cancer and other disease. Who knows, perhaps the cure for differing cancers will be found in foods.

I will be interested to read some of the foods that help. I have heard of papaya, raspberries, blueberries and tomatoes. Thanks for sharing.

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CDNCASS 4/18/2011 7:03PM

    Thank you for this blog. My sister-in-law is strugging with breast cancer right now and follows many of these things that you outlined.

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Some cancer info

Monday, April 18, 2011

My hubby sent me this that he received from a friend. There is no reference to cite. Today I'll share the part about cancer cells. Tomorrow I'll share the food part that tells you which foods to avoid that help the cancer cells grow and mutiply. I think yoou will be surprized how much it is like our Spark Plans.

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Johns Hopkins Update -


AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

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I really wish I had this info severalmonths ago so I could have had questions to discuss with my oncology team. I hope this info will help you or a loved once.

Have a nice week.
Ev

  
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SYLVIALYNN2 4/19/2011 8:32PM

    This part agrees with other sources I have read.

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DJ4HEALTH 4/18/2011 10:07PM

    I wish that I could get my husband to listen to this but he is set in his ways, always doing what the doctors say and he is not getting better and the cancer keeps coming back.

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GATOR12 4/18/2011 9:16PM

    Good to hear that I am doing some good things for myself. Thanks for info. I look forward to your next blogs. Brenda

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3 Things about me

Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm lifting this from one of the members of my Go Gator's team!!! Shhhhhhh don't tell!!

It's fun to learn different things about our friends....

Places I have lived:
1. Warren, OH
2. Greensboro, NC
3. Crescent City, FL

Places I have worked:
1. 2 Police Departments
2. St Augustine Tech
3. My own used book store

Places I have been:
1. London on our honeymoon
2. Toronto
3. All but 7 of the lower states

People who email me regularly: (Texting does not count)
1. Sorority sisters
2. My yaya's
3. My family and friends

Things I love to eat:
1. Salads,
2. black raspberries
3. Italian food

Favorite TV shows:
1. ABC soaps
2. Forensic Files
3. both NCIS shows

Things I am looking forward to:
1. Seeing my brother and family again soon
2. Reaching my goal weight
3. My hair and eyebrows grow back

Goals for 2011:
1. Learn Zumba
2. Learn yoga or another new exercise
3. To keep in better touch with everyone

Plans for vacation/s this year:
1. Day trips to St Augustine
2. Day trips to Gainesville and area
3. Day trips to other FL state parks


Three new things for my gardens/yard:
1. Sunflowers
2. Corn
3. Kentucky Red Rose

Three things that happened today:
1. I spent a lot of time on this site
2. It was a lovely morning for a nice walk
3. My dogs proved once again that I belong to them!!

Three favorite sports teams:
1. FL Gators
2. Chicago Cubs
3. Jacksonville Jags



Me at 2nd PD where I worked



Bob and Ev in Bath, UK



Dave and Ev in Canada Dave was 6 and Ev was 21 months


  
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TBID227 4/12/2011 10:05AM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing! I loved St. Augustine (I had time for one visit while at UF), it was such a lovely town and so much fun! And I am with you on the Zumba! I think I am going to get to borrow a dvd next week, too excited!

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PANSYLADY2 4/12/2011 9:30AM

    It's always interesting to find out more about Spark buddies! I loved hearing that you used to own and operate a used book store. I love books, so that caught my interest.

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JULIEANNCAN 4/12/2011 1:07AM

    I love learning more about you! I am very jealous that you owned your own book store! How fun! I still love the photos! :)

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GATOR12 4/11/2011 11:04PM

    Did you "go" for that nice walk?? I'm glad it was nice. You spent a lot of time fixing this blog and I surely enjoyed finding out more about you. Now I know one reason you asked about my Handle----Gator!! If I lived in Fl, I would be a go Gator??!!! But not from MO.!! No, but Have a wonderful week.

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Were They Really That Good?

Saturday, April 09, 2011

I have been reading on different blogs, discussions, etc. about remembering the good ol' days. I started to reflect about it and have to wonder if those days were really so good.

My weight problem has been with me most of my life. I can remember being called Elephant rather than Evelyn and that was in first grade. I'd get tears and wouldn't look to even see who had said it. To make matters worse, I was taller than most of my classmates. In sixth grade we were measured at the beginning and end of the year to see our growth. I was 10 when this was done at the beginning of the year. I was 5'4" and weighed 124 lbs. That might sound like it is good but it really isn't on a 10 yr old frame. That year was horrible for me starting when my dad had a heart attack and was in the hospital. At that time kids under 12 weren't allowed to visit. We had left home so quickly, my brother and I both had left our books and assignments at home. The next day when I told the teacher why I didn't have my work to hand in, he didn't believe me and sent me to the principal's office. The secretary called the school where my mother taught and she was told my mom was out that day, she said I was telling horrible lies about my dad being ill. Welllllllllll she was told he was and my mom was at the hospital with him. As I said that was the start. The year before I had started my periods and we had a spell down and don't you know, I missed a word. The teacher took his paddle and hit me hard with it while I had my period. My mom never called a school we attended for anything. As a teacher she always felt it was our responsibility to behave and she didn't need to get involved. However that time she did call. She was furious that the teacher would hit anyone for not spelling a word correctly. I can still remember the word - saxophone - and I played one in the 5-6 grade band! But at the end of the year, I had grown a half inch and weight 140. By the time I was a freshman in high school I was up to 160 but was now 5' 5 1/2" But my mother could see I needed to lose and she put her foot down as to what I could have to eat. I remember I had a lot of tuna, chicken salad, and a sandwich I made up - 1/2 a pita spread with miracle whip and dill pickles added. I also had a lot of veggies from my aunt's garden. One thing that was good about back then is we got a lot of produce, eggs, and milk from either my aunt or my grandma. Hmmmmmmmm I loved to go to grandma's in the summer. She had strawberries in a patch beside her garage and behind that she had the chickens that were layers. But most of all I absolutely loved the black raspberries she had growing next to her back porch. Anyway, will all of my mother's prodding I went down to 130 by the end of the year. But I was never small by any means. I mean, my very first bra when I was in 5th grade was a 34B. I never had kids clothes after fourth grade and never had a "learning bra".
And then there was some abuse and I didn't care how I looked. If I was heavy I wouldn't have to worry about boyfriends or letting anyone get too close. Even though I became a majorette, I was always the biggest. I never knew what it was like to be small on top or have a slender waist, arms, or legs. And forget about ankles. I have never had them since I was about 7 YO.

All of this was difficult on me. I didn't have a boyfriend until I was a senior. For my junior prom I invited one of my brother's fraternity brothers. I wasn't a very happy child. I had no self esteem at all. I felt I was fat and ugly. Did I mention I got to have glasses when I was 9? Yeah, that helps someone who is overweight! I'm not going to say my age, but back then contacts were not available. I think I was a senior when those heavy, hard lenses came out. Oh did I want them. My parents did get them for me for my 17th birthday and I finished my senior year with them, but it was really difficult. And it sure didn't help the fat concept.

After high school I went to college and lived on campus. I wasn't 18 so I couldn't go where most of friends did because I was too young to be admitted. Being a college town, ID's were carefully checked. At 18 all we could have was 3.2 beer which I didn't care for anyway. But I couldn't even get into a nice restaurant if they served any at all. So, I was alone yet again. My weight went up to 145. It was so difficult to make friends for me because I didn't exactly fit in. After a year and summer school there, I transferred to another university that had a satellite campus near home. I got a job and went to school part time. I couldn't believe it! I was a cashier in the coffee shop and when we closed, I was permitted to have what I wanted, I would always have a side salad with O & V, with a glass of plain iced tea. I was to 124 - what I was in 6th grade at 10 YO! I had my hair done and colored at a great salon and my BF from high school proposed. We were married in May and he went to Viet Nam in June. We were officially married for 2 1/2 yrs but only lived together 5 1/2 weeks in all that time. He did let me know that he had changed and no longer wanted to be married to me because, once more I had gained. HE didn't want to be married to a hippo!! I was back to 140 and this was tragic to me. I was 19 when we married and 21 when we divorced. And my weight went up and up and up for two years. When I got hired at the police department I was at 170. and more I went up to 194 when I resigned six years later.

So after all that, I wonder if those years were really that good, or if I am only remembering the not so good times. I did have some fun, I have 4 cousins my age and we used to play. But even 2 of them wouldn't want me around about junior high. I heard the whispers of "heavy Evie".

But you know, I think all those bad times helped to make me stronger and immune to name calling as a senior. But sometimes I see these skinny little teens and think back to when I was their age. Heck I was bigger than that in sixth grade!!

I loved my grandparents and being around them and getting all the fresh veggies and fruit. IT has left me with the love of them all my life. So yes, I guess a lot of those times were good.



This is my brother and I when I was 7 years old and finishing 2nd grade.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 4/11/2011 3:45PM

    In some ways I feel like I was reading about myself back in school. I remember so vividly in 5h grade being the tallest and heaviest. I was taller than all the guys even. When I went to the 6th grade, there were 2 guys FINALLY taller than me! You and your brother were cute kids! It is a shame how bad kids can be to other kids who are different! I was there too! Like you said sometimes the hard times we go through make you stronger for times ahead! I had some great times growing up, but like you I don't know if I'd call them the good ol' days! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 4/11/2011 1:22PM

    Thank you so much for sharing that! I always think it's what is inside that is most important, but sadly children can and will be so cruel. I love the picture of you and your brother, you certainly both look happy and healthy then. I hope you have a gr8 day emoticon emoticon

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LADYIRISH317 4/10/2011 12:54PM

    I'm sorry you went through that, and I totally feel your pain. I was ridiculed at school and battered at home, so I know exactly how you feel. I hope you've found a place of peace in your life now.

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JULIEANNCAN 4/10/2011 2:12AM

    I love the photo! Thank you for sharing some of your experiences. You have been through a lot. emoticon emoticon I am sorry for the pain you had to go through, but I hope you know now that you are lovable and worthy no matter how you look!

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 4/9/2011 7:56PM

    I love the picture! It is just wonderful!

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