Monday, December 03, 2012
I have started a new team, Eat to Defeat Fat Cells, Cancer Cells, and More
I have become an expert on dealing with cancer, and its surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. My chemotherapy spanned 2 diagnoses and 4 years. I finally ended that in Nov. 2011 and started looking for ways to proactively do everything I could to prevent a third diagnosis.
I knew I needed to lose weight. I was obese when it all started, but I gained 65 pounds with the steroid shots that helped my body deal with the chemo. The doctors weren't worried about that. They saw so many who lost weight drastically.
So my Google search was always "cancer prevention." I found the video at Ted.com by Dr. William Li and must have watched it 50 times. It seemed to offer me something for cancer prevention AND weight loss. It was easy for me to include the anti-angiogenic foods in my diet. I worked to increase my physical activity, improve my basic health with my chiropractor. That step did away with my migraines, balance issues, and tinnitus.
Then I returned to Sparkdom in July to track my nutrition. Love the nutrition tracker. I have had 2 clear PET scans and all of my doctors just beam when they see me, my weight loss, and my blood counts.
At my November oncologist appointment, my anemia was finally gone. Great bloodwork.
So I've been sharing Dr. Li's "Eat to Starve Cancer" message and decided it was time to spread his spark by starting this team. Come visit if you'd like to learn more. You can learn about what he says without actually joining the team, but we'd love to have you!!