The battle continues
Thursday, September 12, 2013
After I started tracking my food I have found that many of my favourite treats aren´t really worth it if I count the calories they cost me. I have also started on a very interesting book "Anti Cancer" by David Servan-Schreiber. I held it in my hand in the bookstore thinking that I wanted to have all the latest fact on cancer as people talk so much and say things that sounds weird... and then I thouhgt that I would not buy it on an impusle, so I went to the library and ordered it and yesterday I got it.
So interesting and well written, easy to read and packed with hard facts about cancer research.
And basically David Servan- Schreiber says that there is no 100-procent way to avoid cancer, s-t DOES happen, but you can get really good odds both for not getting it and for surviving or even get well if you adapt your lifestyle. The author himself has survived fourteen years with a brain tunour that was inoperable.
We are all carrying around cancer cells all the time that tries to coup themselves through our immune system, and the immune system kills possible cancer breeding grounds all the time. The trick is to keep the immune system fit for fight and that is done by proper food, proper exercise and proper thinking.
I do think that my cancercells flew under the radar when I had daughter and nearly died from preeclampsia - my whole health system had a lot to do there for sime days with extremely high blood pressure and more – I remember that my nails got a white line after those days showing me that my whole body had a total shock... and there I think some little sneaky cancercells got hold – to result in a tumour four years later.
The good thing about that very homemade theory is that I have no disposition for getting it again, if my wild theory is right it was a one time badluck.. What also fits with tha theory is that my immune system always worked very well, a friend told me that she could sit and watch wounds heal on me because it happened so fast.
After chemo that changed for a while and I still is a little slower to heal than before. But now mr Servan-Schreiber tells me that I can really help that and I am frothing and chewing the bit, ready to go! So fun! So motivating!