Taking my health into my own hands
Many people have asked me what I’ve been doing to heal myself naturally from cancer so I've decided to share a list of the treatments and supplements that I do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. I encourage you to keep in mind that there isn't just one way to heal cancer and this is not by any means an all encompassing list nor is it intended to act as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment (see disclaimer). I am simply sharing my journey and the wisdom I've gathered along the way in hopes of inspiring and encouraging others walking this path.
My healing protocol was based on months of research, through reading books, talking to fellow cancer journeyers, receiving advice from practitioners and much more. With so many choices and pressure from doctors, family and friends, it can be overwhelming to know what to do. Therefore, it’s important to research thoroughly. I encourage everyone on a cancer journey to make their own empowered choice for their individual path of healing.
While it is important to fill your body with healthy nutrients and medicine to heal cancer, maintaining an optimistic attitude is equally critical. It is challenging to have a serious cancer diagnosis, the mind can latch on and create drama! It is far easier to fall into a negative thought pattern than to rise to a positive frame of mind. My goal is to give voice to the fears and doubts that arise and then let release them! These are the key mental patterns I keep focused on:
- Attitude of gratitude: Being grateful
- Deep faith that this adversity is present for my growth and ultimately to help others
- Visualizations & affirmations: Seeing myself healthy, for example “I am healthy, I am healing”
- Reducing stress: I have a choice in every moment how to orient my mind
- Support: asking for help. Yes it is difficult to ask for help! Having loving people around you that you can lean on is crucial for healing. We are not meant to be alone.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a one-size fit all answer to healing cancer! This protocol was developed personally for me through months of blood tests specific to what my body needs. If you are looking for answers for your own healing, I encourage you to visit alternative practitioners to find out what your body specifically needs. Everyone’s diagnosis and healing protocol are different.
- Coffee Enemas
- Infrared Saunas
- Three fresh 16 oz vegetable juices a day
- Turkey Tail tea
- Bio Mat
- Bee venom therapy (Apitherapy) 3x/week. Yes, I willingly let bees sting me! See more: Bee Medicine
I am following a simple diet of lots of organic vegetables, no processed food, minimal grains and am currently trying to find the balance of how much protein my body needs. When I was first diagnosed I stopped eating meat but due to low protein blood test results, I am experimenting with eating a bit here and there. I am constantly tuning in and listening to what my body needs.
RGCC Greece Test:
In November 2016 I took the The Greece Test aka The Research Genetic Cancer Center (RGCC) Blood test to determine the tumor cell counts in my blood stream. This is a test that is not offered by standard western medicine but is commonly used in other countries. After the test results were read I was given my own specific three-month protocol for which supplements to take everyday. The goal is to drop my tumor cell count. Every three months I will be retested. For more info about the RGCC test please scroll to the bottom of the page.
When I was first took the test in November 2016, my score was 8.2. The next test was in April 2017 and I went to 6.5, which was a 20.7% drop. July’s test showed a dramatic drop from 6.5 to a 3, which was a 53.7% drop! My latest test in October 2017 was a 43.3% drop from 3 to 1.7. The average is one point every three months, which means I did double the healing! Under one point is ‘cancer free’ or ‘remission’.
Month 1 Supplements:
- High dose of Vitamin C infusions 2x/week (On days I don’t do the infusions I take Liposomal Vitamin C 5x a day)
- Vitamin D
- Genistein (Haelan)
- Paw Paw
- Enzyme Protocol: (Pork enzymes) 6 every hour during the daytime
Month 2 Supplements:
- Vitamin D
- Poly MVA
- Super Artemisinin
- Enzyme Protocol: (Pork enzymes) 6 every hour during the daytime
Then I alternated back to Month 1 again.
In addition to the above protocol, I also take these supplements for various reasons:
- Breast Defend
- Pectasol-C: Modified Citrus Pectin
- Liver pills
- DDR Prime
- Kundalini Yoga: Spiritual practice
- AmpCoil Machine (specifically focused on an auto-immune thyroid condition I have)
- Cranio Sacral Massage
- Soulful connection with my horses, dogs, family and friends
The Detoxing Process & More on the RGCC Test
The Detoxing Process:
Right after being diagnosed in December 2016, I wrote up my healing protocol, which is quiet a bit different than what is listed above as this was before I started the Greece protocol. Some of it has shifted and some has stayed the same. If you’re curious to see what my routine looked like then, take a peak at the following blog post: In the Land of Detoxification. It is a LONG blog post so scroll 1/3 or the way down to "PROTOCOL".
More on the RGCC Greece Test:
The test is highly refined; it measures the circulating tumor cell count in the bloodstream. It is not offered in the USA so the blood sample is sent to Greece. In the USA oncologists can’t give results like this, as the standard cancer mode of care does not yet measure tumor cell counts. This test is a method of measuring cancer that is not yet in the mainstream reality although it is offered in other countries. It is unfortunate as it could offer a way to monitor tumor cells rather than the standard chemotherapy mode of killing the entire immune system to ‘heal’ cancer.
There are two RGCC or Greece tests I have done: the general one and the OncoTrail test. The general RGCC or Greece test measures the circulating tumor cell count AND tests the impact certain natural supplements will have on cancer cells. This allows me to know WHAT natural substances are best at killing cancer cells. In the big picture it is worth every dollar spent on this test as it allows to me know that EVERY pill I swallow is making a difference at impacting the cancer cells, as opposed to swallowing pills and not knowing if they are viable for my particular diagnosis. Healing cancer naturally is expensive enough (as insurance does not cover the protocol) without worrying if what I’m taking is effective or not. This test costs about $2,200. If you want to check how certain chemotherapy drugs will effect you, the cost is about $3,000 (I did not test the effects of chemotherapy as I KNEW I would not be using it).
The OncoTrail test is the test I take every three months to gauge what my tumor cell count is at. It costs in the range of $800 or so. Unfortunately the standard medical system does not incorporate these tests, although they are commonly used in other countries. If the RGCC test was offered in the USA it would cost about $25,000 due to expensive insurance costs!
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As I am a Life-Coach and Equine Facilitated Learning instructor (I work with people with horses), I offer personalized coaching and support for those on the cancer healing journey, but know that I do not offer medical advice as I am not a doctor.
Covering the cost of an alternative treatment protocol
It was very clear early in my diagnosis that in order to achieve full recovery, I must pause my business and life in order to truly focus on healing. I took a 360-degree turn from a full time schedule and a thriving business to completely stop and focus on healing cancer. I realized my life depended on it and I truly wanted to live!
For the majority of my treatment I have not been able to work full time. As I am choosing an alternative route of healing, my insurance does not cover the costs. And as you can imagine from the lengthy protocol listed here, it is quite pricey. The cost of supplements, tests, doctor's visits etc runs about $3.5 K a month!
I have always been the giver and the strong one who took care of others. In fact before my diagnosis I had raised $80,000 for two of my dear friends for their own cancer diagnoses. Part of the gift of my diagnosis has been to learn how to ask, accept and receive help. It has been powerful to realize that I am worthy of receiving and has truly helped me realized how loved and cherished I am! THANK YOU to all of you who have donated to my fundraiser as you have helped me to learn this valuable lesson!
Via my YouCaring campaign, fundraisers, silent auctions, and direct donations, my community has helped me raise a great deal of the funds to cover both my living and medical expenses. My healing journey continues and even though I am healing at a rapid pace, I still have a journey ahead of me.
If you are so inspired, I invite you to consider donating so that I may fully heal and continue on my work in the world. Every little donation is tremendously helpful and appreciated!