It’s me, Joe…I thought I would share my day-to-day thoughts and routines…There are doctors, then there are patients. Doctors can look at your situation (illnesses, age, height, weight, etc..), and they can tell you what the protocol should be. There is a book somewhere that directs them to a treatment based on history (but not based on the person in front of them). “29 years old, some lymph nodes in the abdomen, 195lbs….CHEMO it is!”
There is life after chemo. There are other alternatives. Those alternatives are….WHATEVER you believe them to be!!!
I’m getting back to basics. My thinking about health is primal!
Sun, Earth(plants), WATER, oxygen. – Done
These are the elements that fuel LIFE!
Her friends know this, but Amanda’s cure for everything is, “Drink more water.” If you have a headache, drink water. If you are depressed, drink more water. Slam your finger in the car door? I’m not sure water will fix that.
I drink a ton of water every day. Buy lemons! Use them! I slice one in my water all day every day. It’s great for your body.
Amanda’s brother, Andrew, led me to the soursop plant. I may have some of the wording incorrect, but the fruit is called a few things in different areas of the world; Graviola, guyabana… We just received a shipment from the southern tip of Florida. We’ve read up on this fruit, and it apparently has many cancer-fighting properties. I’ve actually been looking to grow this tree myself, but it would take 3 years until you get a fruit from it. Also, they can only be grown in the Southern Hemisphere. Believe it or not, Orlando is too cold.I was pretty excited when these showed up at my door.
Thanks Mom 🙂
They came in a large tomato box filled with straw. I felt like I was going to open the box to find either a kilo of something illegal, or a rare snake of some kind.
The fruit is like nothing I’ve seen before. I describe it like a cross between a cantaloupe and coconut. It’s very prickly on the outside. When you open it up, there are a ton of seeds that are really the size of coffee beans.
Every morning I eat it. I cut half of one open and squeeze some juice out of it. I eat the white fruit inside, and I am saving the seeds to eventually make tea from.
Speaking of tea, I found this when I was in Chicago. There was a spice shop at the Art Festival. I walked in and said, “Ay, what cures cancer in here?” The clerk comes up to me and says, “Well dude, I’m not a medical doctor, but step into my office.”
I left with a small package of Saffron. I’ve never smelled anything like it before. It’s used in cooking soups ; usually soups and paella. I just sprinkle some in my tea every morning. It feels cleansing!
THAT LITTLE BAG WAS $10!!! Red Pot?….perfect.
Every morning I go outside to the plants in your yard. Someone once told me it was a good idea to talk to them :). Okay, I’ve fallen off the wagon! We have basil, oregano, dill, among others. I eat them right off the plant every morning. I get about 10 minutes of sun immediately (while in my underwear). I usually come in the house then to my tea, and make a nice veggie breakfast (eggs too).
It’s pretty simple. I’m not fighting cancer. I am simply embracing my body for what it is. I’m content with it and believing that, “Hey, maybe these little spots are supposed to be in my tummy.” Why look at this like it is a disease? Why not just let these guys stay there, and ask them to be nice to me?My head tells me to channel this chemotherapy directly to where it needs to go. However, I need to fuel my body with what it needs. Sunlight, Vitamin D, Citrus, Vitamin C, water, plants, spices, meditation….etc… I usually spend at least 30 minutes a day by myself, with headphones on, doing visualization. I visualize all the lemon water I drink washing all the negativity from my body. When I eat leaves off of the plants in the backyard, I visualize them breaking apart in my body and turning into heat-seeking missiles! Everything is a spiritual experience now.
The doctor calls up the patient and says, “I have some bad news and some worse news. The bad news is that you have 24 hours to live.” And the patient says, “That is very bad news. What could be worse than that?” And the doctor says, “I’ve been trying to reach you since yesterday.”
HA! – These guys are great…
Doctors don’t have a crystal ball. They are very smart, and they have plenty of statistics and protocols to make their arguments. But I’m sorry, this is all in the patients mind. If the patient is weak minded, they don’t stand a chance. Take your health into your own hands. When I say health, I mean mind, body, and soul. The mind and the soul are the strongest. I think we neglect this area. I did for a majority of my life. Life gets in the way. Work gets in the way. Family gets in the way. TV gets in the way. You have to work for it. You have to discipline yourself to address the mind and soul. I can’t tell you how to do it. Everyone is different. I have found my way, and it feels so good. I feel in control.