Saturday, February 07, 2009
Since no one seems to know what causes pancreatic tumors or growths, I have decided just to try to live in a healthy manner, starting with getting lots of sleep each night instead of running myself ragged. I read that 9 hours of sleep a night is better than 7 or 8 and will start with that. I also have read that all the chemicals in our food, especially meat is very bad and a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. So I plan to go back to eating fish, eggs and chicken instead of red meat and absolutely nothing with nitrites like bacon or sausage. I also am swearing off fast food restaurants as I never feel quite well after eating there. I don't know if I can afford to eat all organic, but will try to gradually change over to organic foods and not eat anything that is labeled with chemical sounding ingredients. Hopefully when I get my endoscopy next year I wil not have any increase in size of the cysts or tumors on the pancreas and no new ones. Drinking lots of non-chlorinated water and exercising are two more healthy things I am going to increase to get healthier.