Update June 2020


What’s been happening?


I chose to stop taking the Zolodex implant. I’ve come to believe that my highly ER+ receptor cancer cells that were in a dormant state for 18months due to their unchanged primary estrogen receptor status, are now active again.

I have not had conventional scans to prove they are active but instead I could clearly feel them become inflamed again like the were in early 2017, about 6 weeks after the last Zolodex implant, late February. I have been addressing this inflammation successfully and will continue to. Some of my upper body are very close to the skin and clearly doubled in size, but since then, inflammation has subsided due to the protocol I’ve been pulling together.

I believe that the 18 month-long largely Zolodex led dormancy state of the cancer cells made the little buggers not 100% reachable with my metabolic healing strategies. I’m giving myself until August 1st to do all I can minus the Zolodex. All things going really well; I get to live Zolodex-free and cancer-free.

I am now prepared enough to put what I know to work, to work, without the Zolodex.

I would put this decision down to wanting to engage my whole body in my healing, and see how this serves my overall vitality and health status going forward into old age. It makes most sense to me to use as few heavy handed pharmaceuticals as possible.

My oncologist was not happy about me stopping the Zolodex, however she said she will be happy for me to go back on it if my attempts to do this without Zolodex are not a success. I will have a PET, CT and Bone at the end of July to help me decide my next move.


What I’m now taking each day

So with all the bone met activity I’m feeling again (since stopping Zolodex 3 months ago) I’ve swung back into a stronger healing protocol which for the months of June/July 2020 includes
: hydrogen-rich alkaline water, artemisia annua emulsion, chlorella, lemon, walnuts, green apples, pomegranate extract, curcumin, brocolli sprout powder, loads of fresh sprouts, R-alpha lipoic acid, liposomal vitamin C, beta 1,3-Glucan, berberine, grape seed extract, parsley leaf powder, chamomile tea, green tea, danshen, ginger, milk thistle, burdock root, pau d’arco, honokiol, tocotrienols, iodine, magnesium, selenium, zinc, citrus bergamot, astragalus, cats claw, stinging nettle, boswellia, B complex, CoQ10, glucosamine sulfate, fish oil, mini aspirin, D3, K2, niacin, olive oil, nigella sativa, skullcap, hesperidin and melatonin. …( and maybe one of two I’ve missed even!!)

and why I’m taking all of these herbs?

Thanks to the support of my clever friend and stage 4 breast cancer thriver and study buddy extraordinaire Maria Wessling Bachteal I’ve been able to enter everything I’m taking in June/July 2020 into this multi page ER+ breast cancer spreadsheet : Abbey’s_June_July_2020

This spreadsheet is navigated via the tabs at the bottom of each page and is designed to help me see how my chosen supplemental herbs and foods (and aspirin) inhibit cancer’s key metabolic pathways, breast cancer growth factors, fast cell division and how they effects my immune system.
The why I’m taking these things spreadsheet link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11aQ3jttXrGnVcDFKWzrbYxoDbwhS9DwSTvNUvHKhrxQ/edit?usp=sharing

Maria supports us all so much with her dedication to organizing the breast cancer research and readers in the USA can support Maria by purchasing your supplements at a discount (USA only) through her Fullscript Dispensary. Email Maria at scsupplements101@gmail.com

Sadly, I am also reducing my 1:1 support hours drastically

I’ve enjoyed directing so much heart-led energy and precious time into supporting others the past year, and now with so much bone met activity returning it is time to walk the talk and return the focus to my own health again as I did so well in 2017-19. Maintaining a NEAD minus the Zolodex means breaking new ground for me and I know deep down this requires much more time and energy then has I’ve been giving myself the past months. I have put on hold gifting any new 1:1 support calls for the months of June, July & August. I have not removed the booking app button but it takes you to a schedule with no available times for the moment.
My goal is to have my 1:1 support calls return, as they hold so much purpose value and meaning for me, but for now I need to pull back and fully support myself in regaining some healthy balance between my Zolodex-less bone met healing goals, the support group that is nearly 8k members strong... oh, my Liposomal Vitamin C making service, and of my precious and nowadays emotionally and mentally draining family situation in which my MIL has advancing Dementia and lives with us.

How do manage to take so many things?

I have been buying dried herbal powders and creating drinks/teas which I enjoy and reduce the capsule load. At least 9 of my healing herbs are taken as a drink.

My Daily Healing Tea Pot is looking strange but actually tastes good.

Ingredients:
2 tspn German Chamomile flowers
2 tspn Danshen root
2 tpn Burdock root powder
2 tspn Cats Claw bark

2 tspn Pau d’arco bark
1 tspn Ginger root powder
½ tspn Licorice root
1000ml (1L) boiling water

Why these herbs in my pot?

German Chamomile Flowers &
Apigenin suppresses the senescence-associated secretory phenotype and paracrine effects on breast cancer cells
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610175/
Danshen root:
Danshen Improves Survival of Patients With Breast Cancer and Dihydroisotanshinone I Induces Ferroptosis and Apoptosis of Breast Cancer Cells. – PubMed – NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31736748
Burdock root powder
Arctigenin Inhibits the Activation of the mTOR Pathway, Resulting in Autophagic Cell Death and Decreased ER Expression in ER-positive Human Breast Cancer Cells
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29436614/
Cats Claw bark

Life Extension explore it’s powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects as well as the support it offers towards DNA repair, joint health, immune function, and normal cell division
https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/3/nu_catsclaw
Pau d’arco bark
Growth Inhibition of Estrogen Receptor Positive Human Breast Cancer Cells by Taheebo From the Inner Bark of Tabebuia Avellandae Tree
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19578798/
Ginger root powder
I have been a ginger tea fan forever and find it supports the digestive system while inhibiting cancer.
6‐Shogaol, an active constituent of ginger, inhibits breast cancer cell invasion by reducing matrix metalloproteinase‐9 expression via blockade of nuclear factor‐κB activation
https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1476-5381.2010.00991.x
Licorice root

Glabridin, an isoflavan from licorice root, inhibits migration, invasion and angiogenesis of MDA‐MB‐231 human breast adenocarcinoma cells by inhibiting focal adhesion kinase/Rho signaling pathway
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mnfr.201000148


Tea Directions:

Place all ingredients in a pot.
Pour boiling water over and place on stove.

Bring to simmer and with watchful eye leave on gentle rolling simmer for 5 min. It may need lifting off the element to control overheating.

Remove from heat and allow to cool down to a nice easy warm temperature.

Use tea strainer when serving. Reheat a little and consume over the course of the day.

Great to swallow my cancer pathways inhibiting supplements with.


My tea even tastes great with my broccoli sprout and parsley powder mixed through it.

When it’s time to sit down to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner I grab a large, 2 metric cup size glass and into this I place the above tea heated to 70 degrees Celsius and add a heaped teaspoon
broccoli sprout powder and a teaspoon of parsley leaf powder.

tastes way better then it looks!!!

Parsley is like German Chamomile in that it contains Apigenin. It is sweet tasting.
The Therapeutic Potential of Apigenin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6472148/
Broccoli Sprout Powder
Provides me with sulforaphane.
Targets and mechanisms of sulforaphane derivatives obtained from cruciferous plants with special focus on breast cancer – contradictory effects and future perspectives
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0753332219352576



Targeting STAT3 signalling using stabilised sulforaphane (SFX-01) inhibits endocrine resistant stem-like cells in ER-positive breast cancer
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.03.932194v1


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I am crazy about the Super Sprout (Australian) brand of sulforaphane rich broccoli sprout powder.
https://aus.supersprout.co/about-super-sprout/our-research-development/
I encourage you to give it a go and find out how good it tastes. The company’s done their research and invested in leading edge technology to create the very best broccoli sprout powder. I am surprised at how I can add it to almost anything I eat and it tastes good.
The Super Sprout manager has kindly given me the green light to share my
15% discount code with readers and study support group members after super-fresh high sulforaphane sprout powder either in Australia or the USA
15% discount code: AbbeyM15 can be applied to purchases both in the
Australia store or the USA Amazon store

Chi Gong
During practice we focus our mind in a relaxed way. We get our lymph system moving. We strengthen our bones, we circulate life force energy, balance our emotions, stretch our fascia and intentionally bring blood and oxygen to our organs, our muscles and our nerves so they can function at their best. My daily Chi Gong practice is so important to my life and my healing journey. Since social distancing came into place my teacher began offering online classes and courses for a worldwide audience. Learn more about Chi Gong, and what’s now on offer at my teacher’s site: https://www.thechifield.com.au/

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Artemisia Annua
Each morning before Qi Gong I am take two dessert spoons of emulsified artemisia annua; one at around 3am and one around 6am. I will take every day for the next two weeks and then break for one week and then re-start. I will place my super simple emulsified artemisia annua recipe below and suggest anyone keen to learn more about how to use artemisia annua against cancer cells please join my friend Curt’s Facebook group; Curt Michael – Artemisinin, Cancer and Health Protocols
He’s dedicated to sharing support for people exploring the healing benefits of Artemisia Annua.

Some inspiring reading on this amazing herb:

Artemisia Annua, Artemisinin & 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine – A Cancer Fighting Plant – Blog: Cancer Treatments – from Research to Application
https://www.cancertreatmentsresearch.com/artemisia-annua-its-extract-artemisinin/?fbclid=IwAR0SsFZV2z7exXo5UtbKUCuWxIfUoNBN5ci7DWakenIuLmWTn2aQdCfbm6w

Artemisinin (Artemesia annua, “Sweet Annie”) and Breast Cancer
http://mammalive.net/research/artemisinin-artemesia-annua-sweet-annie-breast-cancer/

Artemisia annua extract prevents ovariectomy-induced bone loss by blocking receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand-induced differentiation of osteoclasts
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-17427-6

Abbey’s Recipe
Emulsified Artemesia Annua

Ingredients:

50g Artemesia Annua, ground leaf

250g Sunflower lecithin powder

750ml Pure water

Directions:

Measure 750ml of pure water into a pot.

Place the 50g of ground Artemesia Annua leaf into the water and place pot on stove.

Bring to simmer and with watchful eye leave on rolling simmer for 90 seconds only. It may need lifting off the element to control overheating.

Remove from heat and stir gently for 5 minutes with a clean stainless steel stirring device

Allow to cool for 10 more minutes while you prepare the Sunflower lecithin powder (SFLP)

I always start by fine sieving the SFLP into a bowl to remove the lumps, dry rocks and any stray tiny ‘stay-dry’ pillows that are often placed in the product’s packaging.

Place blender jug on scales and re-set scales to zero. Spoon 250g of sieved SFLP into blender jug

and pour in the now semi-cooled tea over the SFLP using a  fine mesh strainer*.

 *Removes muck in the emulsion -but perhaps you want it?

Blend until 43-45 degree C (equiv. 93-94 F).

 How long this takes to reach temp. depends on your blender. You will need a thermometer and be watching closely.

I like to pour (while hot and moving freely) into a sterilized glass jar with tight lid seal that I can stand in a cool place in the kitchen or in fridge.

Food is so important


I’ll finish with some photos of the delicious wholefood that I’ve been lucky enough to be enjoying recently thanks to my super creative and sprout-farming-crazy husband Neil.

Okay, enough sitting here, time to move and eat!
Abbey

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Update April 2020

When I think of alive cancer cells, I think of cells that are metabolically active.
And then I think well that’s what a PET scan attempts to tell us. This is why I paid out of pocket last year to get my PET scan. I wanted to know if my metastatic breast cancer was metabolically active after 9 months of DIY concentrated metabolic pathway inhibition.


My very conventional oncologist doesn’t seem to give much weight to cancer being seen as active or inactive and refused to write me a referral for a PET scan. She said that PET’s are not accurate enough as far as seeing small stuff. You are stable, and that’s great she said. I went online and found an oncologist who was happy to refer me for a PET scan. ‘Stable” was not the term I had worked hard for. I’m looking for a NED and I would be happy to hear that I was NEAD given that bones do take time to return to normal healthy scar free images on the bone scans. Stable, I’ve been stable for ages.

I had a copy of the PET results sent to my conventional oncologist so she could celebrate with me (not). I guess if she was in my shoes and actually knew how much work and how much time and money I had invested in starving the stem cells she would have been more likely to get behind a PET and be celebrating with me when it came back with a NEAD report. No evidence of active disease. No, she wasn’t impressed one bit but the report did give me an opportunity to argue with her about the language we were going to use going forward. Since the 2 reports. (I had 2, one report done in QLD and in one NSW. My original PET ordered by my QLD surgeon win 2017 was done in QLD and the 2nd in 2019 was done in NSW). I won the argument. No more referring to my condition as stable, She agreed to join me and the report writers in calling it NEAD. She said it made no difference to her. I said it meant everything to me. I tried to explain that stable sounded like I had cancer that was not progressing. NEAD sounds like I have no living cancer cells.


I combined the PET report with her bone scan and CT report and yes there is scar tissue built up on some of my bones, but there are also areas which have cleared and are no longer noted. The cancer had not only caused these build ups but it had taken away bone..these bits I thought of as my Swiss cheese. These have healed. No more Swiss cheese and instead I have new healthy bone.
Coming up to nearly 3 years since my stage 4 diagnosis I can happily say..I am way beyond stable;
I am healing. I have healed wide spread bone mets ..and my body is amazing and I will keep doing everything I can to support it to stay this way.

I no longer inhibit all the pathways at once to starve cancer these days as I once did. I believe it is no longer there; nothing to be starved. Instead I live very healthy and I focus on caring for my immune system and overall energy and health, incl my hormones ( all new learning curve!!) and mental health. I recently stopped my monthly Zolodex implant that the onc put me on mid 2017. Will tell her I stopped it at next appt. And I no longer take Dipyridamole (DPM). I rarely take the Herpes drug medication I used alongside DPM to get things back on track . I am using herbs and supps instead and have no outbreaks. I am having a pause from Quercetin too just now too and think this is working for me.


I’m still very happy taking/eating daily or cycling: green tea, licorice root and fennel, chamomile, chrysanthemum, ashwaganda, burdock chlorella, chia, green apple, ginger powder, lime or lemon juice, Vit D3, K2, Liposomal Vit C, R-ALA, Curcumin Phytosome with Meriva, Zinc, Magensium, Selenium, Boron, Iodine, Beta Glucan, NAC, Niacin, Mixed B’s, (extra B12 B6 only 2 x week) , Broc Sprout Powder, Grape Seed Extract, High dose Melatonin, Cats Claw, Astragalus, EPA/DHA, Tocopherols, Olive Oil, Eating so well, mostly plant based with more pulses. Chicken in very small portions 1-2 x week and a little red meat every 3-ish weeks . Black seed oil ( but not too much) Hydrogen water, skullcap. Loads of greens and olives and sauerkraut and sprouts. Infrared Sauna 3 x week, Emotional releasing work, 1-2 dog walks a day, Medical Chi Gong movement practice with healing mediation 1 hr each morning.

I continue to find and devour inspiring resources that keep me anchored in the power of the focused mind over the state of the body. Right now I am feeling super happy to have found the book Mind to Matter by Dawson Church. Will post some more about this resource in the group’s thread dedicated to psychological resources for healing cancer.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156770660276662&set=g.240927233489567&type=1&theater&ifg=1

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Cancer’s Metabolic Pathways; that I have inhibited.

Updated 19/08/19

My Glutamine Pathway Inhibitors

Goserlin: Zolodex implant each month from oncologist inhibits IGF-1

Berberine: 500mg, 2 x daily, total daily= 1000mg

Loratadine: 10mg daily

Hydroxy Chloroquine: taking approx. 1 week of every 6

Dipyridamole: 200mg slow release Persantin 3 x daily (7am, 2pm, 9pm) daily total = 600mg

EGCG in Green Tea: 2-3 cups each day decaf and 1 x 725mg decaf capsule at dinner.

Curcumin phytosome with meriva: 500mg x 2, 3 x daily = 1500mg with meals

Ursolic Acid in Tulsi Tea with meal to wash down curcumin capsules.

Japanese Knotweed aka Hu Zang root powder from which Resveratrol comes Total taken with evening meal, 1 tsp stirred into in the tulsi tea.


My Glucose Pathway Inhibitors

Quercetin: 600mg 3 x daily total = 1800mg

Curcumin Phytosome with Meriva: as mentioned previously.

Liposomal Vit C: currently enjoying 5g (about 30ml) x 2-3 x daily and I have 4 drops of Zinc chelate I water as a chaser.

Melatonin: currently taking 180mg at 7pm ( 3 x 60mg pure melatonin capsules from online supplier Perfect Vitamin- I worked my way up gradually using products on herb)


My Fatty Acid Pathway Inhibitors

Berberine: as mentioned previously.

Garcinia Cambogia 500mg 3 x daily for Hydroxycitrate Acid which I have with R-Alpha Lipoic Acid 400mg https://sci-hub.tw/10.1038/s41598-019-39109-1

Aspirin 100mg each day , and I will take up to 3 x 300mg daily for a few days.

Citrus Bergamot: 500mg x 3 times daily with meals.

Dipyridamole: as mentioned previously.

Tocotrienols: Unique E brand…tocopherol-free 240mg once daily at breakfast

Oils: Avoiding rancid oils adding extra good olive oil, + omega 3, 6 and 7

Abnormal Cell Signalling regulators that I currently take:

for Sonic Hedgehog signalling I take

Sonic Hedgehog signalling is abnormal in many cancers including breast cancer:

The role of the Hedgehog signaling pathway in cancer: A comprehensive review. – PubMed – NCBI

Mebendazole as a Hedgehog Inhibitor.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29274272

Berberine, a natural compound, suppresses Hedgehog signaling pathway activity and cancer growth
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4546096/

Metformin also exerts anticancer effects through the inhibition of the Sonic hedgehog signaling pathway in breast cancer and I am not currently taking Metformin
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25999130

for regulation of WNT signalling, which induces bone metastases in breast cancer, I take

Aspirin: as mentioned previously.
Dipyridamole: as mentioned previously.
Vitamin D3: 5000IU at breakfast taken with 90mcg Vit-K2
Tocotrienols: Delta fraction 250mg with breakfast as previously mentioned

WNT signaling enhances breast cancer cell motility and blockade of the WNT pathway by sFRP1 suppresses MDA-MB-231 xenograft growth
https://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/bcr2317

A Second WNT for Old Drugs: Drug Repositioning against WNT-Dependent Cancers
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4963808/

for regulating Notch signalling I take

Sulforaphane: 250mg 2 x daily with meal and most of these 2 meals contain lightly cooked broccoli and cauliflower cooked

Quercetin: as mentioned previously.

The Notch Pathway in Breast Cancer Progression
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6077551/

Sulforaphane: Notch Activation Is Dispensable for D, L-Sulforaphane-Mediated Inhibition of Human Prostate Cancer Cell Migration
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0044957

Quercetin: Notch Inhibitors for Cancer Treatment
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3732476/


for Toll Like Receptors (TLR’s) I take

TLR’s-3, 4 & 9

Berberine: as mentioned previously.

Hydroxy Chloroquine: 200mg daily for 1 week every 4-6 weeks. 
I timed this so that I took the Mebendazole at the same time, last time.

Study of TLR3, TLR4 and TLR9 in breast carcinomas and their association with metastasis | BMC Cancer | Full Text
https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2407-10-665

TLR4 Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis via Akt/GSK3β/β-Catenin Pathway upon LPS Stimulation. – PubMed – NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28296189

Berberine Modulates Gut Microbiota and Reduces Insulin Resistance via the TLR4 Signaling Pathway. – PubMed – NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29365334

Hydroxychloroquine efficiently suppresses inflammatory responses of human class-switched memory B cells via Toll-like receptor 9 inhibition. – PubMed – NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29981383

Indentification of breast cancer subtypes sensitive to HCQ-induced autophagy inhibition. – PubMed – NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31488317

Recent progress in the development of Toll-like receptor (TLR) antagonists: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents: Vol 26, No 6
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13543776.2016.1185415


for Integrins which contribute to the progression of breast cancer I take

Dipyridamole: as mentioned previously

Increased β1 Integrin Is Associated with Decreased Survival in Invasive Breast Cancer | Cancer Research
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/67/2/659.short

Reversion of the Malignant Phenotype of Human Breast Cells in Three-Dimensional Culture and In Vivo by Integrin Blocking Antibodies | JCB
http://jcb.rupress.org/content/137/1/231.abstract

Dipyridamole enhances an anti‐proliferative effect of interferon in various types of human tumor cells – Suzuki – 1992 – International Journal of Cancer – Wiley Online Library
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.2910510420

Inhibition of Metastases by Anticoagulants | JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute | Oxford Academic
https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/91/1/22/2549


for inhibiting Estrogen I take

Hormone therapies incl. Goserlin which is my monthly Zolodex implant from my oncologist.

Aspirin: as mentioned previously.

Melatonin: as mentioned previously.

Tocopherols: 400IU at lunch each day.


Melatonin is an appropriate candidate for breast cancer treatment: Based on known molecular mechanisms – Amin – 2019 – Journal of Cellular Biochemistry – Wiley Online Library
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jcb.28832

Frontiers | Co-administering Melatonin with an Estradiol-Progesterone Menopausal Hormone Therapy Represses Mammary Cancer Development in a Mouse Model of HER2-positive Breast Cancer | Oncology
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fonc.2019.00525/abstract

Mixed tocopherols prevent mammary tumorigenesis by inhibiting estrogen action and activating PPAR-γ
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2753525/

Postmenopausal women who regularly use aspirin and other analgesics (known as painkillers) have lower estrogen levels, which could contribute to a decreased risk of breast or ovarian cancer.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100323133043.htm



for Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) I am already taking the following

Milk Thistle: as mentioned previously.
Berberine: as mentioned previously
EGCG
: green tea as mentioned previously
Curcumin: as mentioned previously

Milk Thistle: Silibinin Suppresses EGFR Ligand-induced CD44 Expression through Inhibition of EGFR Activity in Breast Cancer Cells
http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/31/11/3767.shor

for Interleukins which are linked to progression in breast cancer I am already taking

Aspirin: as mentioned previously


for PPAR I am taking

which doesn’t contribute to early stages of Breast Cancer but does contribute to fatty acid oxidation used by cancer in later stages to spread to other organs.

Citrus Bergamot: as mentioned previously

Berberine:
as mentioned previously

Omega-3:
In daily diet of chia seeds, walnuts, mackerel, and the cod liver oil mentioned below.

Vit -A:
600mg quality refridgerated Cod Liver oil with lunch.

Vit-D3:
as mentioned previously.

Omega -7
: 450mg Sea Buckthorn Oil with lunch daily.

Ginger Powder: 1 teaspoon in tea with each meal
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18813412

And there’s more:

My Healthy Gut and Happy Liver

Micro-biome

Pro-biotic: weekly
Sauerkraut: tablespoon each day with meal
Raw cacao powder: tablespoon in my breakfast each day.

Liver

Milk Thistle: as mentioned previously.
Sunflower Lecithin Liposomal Vitamin C each day as mentioned previously.
Food: Fresh Lemon Juice, Green Apple and Spirulina with Chia with Ginger Powder for my first breakfast.

Ant-viral medication

Valaciclovir or Valtrex: Was on 500mg x 1 with lunch, then moved down to 200mg a day..Now on 200mg or 500mg a lot less often.

A herpes anti-viral drug prescribed by GP.
Study shows specific type of herpes could cause breast cancer

https://www.healthimaging.com/topics/breast-imaging/study-shows-specific-type-herpes-could-cause-breast-cancer

Matrix Metallo-Proteinase Inhibitors I take

Dipyridamole: as mentioned previously.

Mebendazole: 200mg for 3 days first week of each month or occasionally

Glucosamine Sulphate: 750mg each x 2 with lunch daily

Dipyridamole decreases inflammatory metalloproteinase-9 expression and release by human monocytes. – PubMed – NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23238437

Mebendazole as a Candidate for Drug Repurposing in Oncology: An Extensive Review of Current Literature. – PubMed – NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31480477


Glucosamine sulfate suppresses the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-3 in osteosarcoma cells in vitro
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5000453/

Tocotrienols

Delta-Fraction Tocotrienals: 125mg x 2 with breakfast, total 500mg daily

DeltaGOLDtm being 90% delta-trocotrienals and 10% gamma tocotrienals from Vitamin E. Brand: Life Extension
Yes another good supplement for the Mevolonate Pathway and the tocotrienols many other anticancer actions.
The Mevolonate pathway is important to me given my breast cancer metastases to my bones and currently take the Citrus Bergamot 3 x daily for the Mevolonate path too.
https://www.clinicaleducation.org/resources/reviews/gods-nuclear-weapons-and-potent-pathways-how-gamma-tocotrienol-works-molecular-magic-the-mevalonate-pathway/
https://academic.oup.com/carcin/article/33/2/233/2463536

Vitamin B Complex

1 x Vitamin B Complete Sustained Release: 1 tablet with breakfast
Contains: B1 100mg,B2 80mg, B2 100mg, B5 120mg,B6 75mg,Folic Acid 400mcg, B12 100mcg, Choline bitartrate 50mg, Inositol 50mg, Biotin 50mcg, Ascorbic Acid 200mg

To learn more about my private online healing cancer study support group and resources website. Please visit my healing community’s home base and resources page: www.myhealingcommunity.com


News from the group.

The group name changed last night from “How to Starve Cancer Study Support Group” to Healing Cancer Study Support Group.
www.facebook.com/groups/healingcancerstudysupport

Above image: the new group banner that highlights this change.

This week we welcomed our first expert study support group thread leader Dr. Meg Haworth to the group. Dr. Meg will be facilitating the group thread titled : Understanding the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Cancer”.
As a survivor of sexual abuse, drowning, being struck by lightning, and healing over a dozen illnesses including fibromyalgia, Dr. Meg Haworth knows what it takes to overcome life’s biggest challenges and has helped thousands of others do the same over more than two decades.  She is the founder of Lightning Women; Overcoming The Wounds of Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse, a movement for women who suffered abuse as children and now have a chronic illness.  This link has been confirmed by science through the ACE Study quiz available on her website. She is a bestselling author of Get Well Now, speaker, and nutritional celebrity chef.  She has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post and offers total wellness solutions from food plans to her Whole Person Integration Technique, multiple books in cooking & personal development, a podcast series on iTunes, online programs, private sessions and wellness coaching. You can find her www.meghaworth.com Above image: the new group banner that highlights this change.


Sorry, we are temporarily “NOT: taking in new group members:
My healing cancer study support group is currently in Facebook’s secret mode temporarily. The reason being; I needed to upgrade the new member approval capacity as the administration tasks for this fast growing group were never-ending.
Non-members who search for the support group will not find it or be able to make a membership request until after July 15th 2019.
Search for this group: Healing Cancer Study Support after July 15th.
www.facebook.com/groups/healingcancerstudysupport
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Happy Monday 13th May

Incredibly Good News:

My secondary Breast Cancer (mets to bones) diagnosis from May 2017 looks like it’s continuing to reverse itself. I appear to be on the right track to meet my outrageous goal of getting a no evidence of disease (NED) report this year. I had a bone scan last week; my first one in 5 months and the results are a great read. I especially love re-reading this line from the report:
The previously identified lesions elsewhere on the bone scan performed 6/12/18 are no longer visualized.”

So this means:
In about 4 of the 7 places, where there was some broad areas of what conventional oncologist’s call stage 4 ‘incurable’ disease, the cancer is NO LONGER DETECTED.
OMG – How wonderful is that!
I’m still swimming in the good feeling feelings of…

1) relief; Even though I believe in everything I am doing, I was a little concerned given that I’m taking very leading- edge and not always conventional approach to my healing.

2) acknowledgment; this report somehow acknowledges all my valuable time and energy devoted to this task of researching how to starve my cancer.

3) inspiration; I am feeling energized and focused on the NED goal ahead of me. I have just three areas of disease still visualized on the latest bone scan; I started with 7 bones lesions + 3 breast area/lymph node tumors 2 years ago.


If you or someone you know could use some support in learning how they could turn their cancer diagnosis around like I have these are my top 3 resource suggestions:

My top 3 healing cancer resource suggestions:

My own now 2200+ member strong How to Starve Cancer… Study Support Group:
http://www.myhealingcommunity.com

The electronic version of the book “How to Starve Cancer…” by Jane McLelland:
https://www.amazon.com.au/Starve-Cancer-without-starving-yourself-ebook/dp/B07B2XMLT9

To learn more about the private online healing cancer study support group that I created to help me understand all of this very sensible non-sense please visit: www.myhealingcommunity.com


To book an hour long support call with me visit:
https://app.acuityscheduling.com






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What I am taking and why.

A whole day’s meds and supps: Current as of June 23rd  2019

1 x capsule Milk Thistle
available online at  i-herb.com

There appears to be many studies on Pubmed suggesting that silymarin from Milk Thistle may exert a strong anticarcinogenic effect against many types of cancer, including breast cancer. It also and anti-oxidant and protects the liver and kidneys.
Anticarcinogenic effect of a flavonoid antioxidant, silymarin, in human breast cancer cells MDA-MB 468: induction of G1 arrest through an increase in Cip1/p21 concomitant with a decrease in kinase activity of cyclin-dependent kinases and associated cycli… | Clinical Cancer Research

http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/4/4/1055.short

Silibinin Suppresses EGFR Ligand-induced CD44 Expression through Inhibition of EGFR Activity in Breast Cancer Cells
http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/31/11/3767.shor


1 x Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) 400IU (before dinner )

available online at  i-herb.com

I weigh 54kg so from what I can understand that means 1 a day is plenty to do the job. Someone heavier might take more each day.
Brand: A. C Grace Company ‘Unique E’ online from iherb.com

This page  summarises the findings on tocopherols being a potent aromatase inhibitor.
https://raypeatforum.com/community/threads/vitamin-e-tocopherol-is-a-potent-aromatase-inhibitor.

The mechanisms of anti-cancer activity of tocopherols 1) inhibition of ER (2) increasing peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) expression and activity, (3) induction of Nrf2, (4) antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities, and (5) induction of apoptosis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257724/

Mixed tocopherols prevent mammary tumorigenesis by inhibiting estrogen action and activating PPAR-γ
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2753525/


3 x Quercetin 600mg (1 with eah meal )

available online at  i-herb.com
Metabolic Pathway inhibitor: Glucose/Glut 1 and Fatty Acid (FAS)

Quercetin, a Natural Flavonoid Interacts with DNA, Arrests Cell Cycle and Causes Tumor Regression by Activating Mitochondrial Pathway of Apoptosis

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep24049

Quercetin induces apoptosis in triple-negative breast cancer cells via inhibiting fatty acid synthase and β-catenin
http://www.ijcep.com/files/ijcep0036612.pdf


2 x Berberine 500mg (with breakfast & w lunch)

available online at  i-herb.com

Multi Metabolic Pathway inhibitor:
SREBP-1 Acetate
SREBP-1
Insulin
OXPHOS
mTOR
Gln OXPHOS
and supresses hedgehog signalling

Berberine, a natural compound, suppresses Hedgehog signaling pathway activity and cancer growth
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4546096/

Berberine induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells through mitochondrial-dependent pathway
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejphar.2010.07.037

A growing body of reports supports the evidence that berberine has anticancer effects, being able to block the proliferation of and to kill cancer cells
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000629521200500X

A neo-adjuvant endocrine trial showed a significant association between the increase of SREBP1 expression and lack of clinical response, providing further support for a role of SREBP1 in the acquisition of endocrine resistance in breast cancer.
https://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13058-018-1041-8

 

 2 x Citrus Bergamot 500mg (1 x lunch 1 x dinner)

being Citrus Bergamia extract 500mg.  

Brand: Jarrow Formulas available online at  i-herb.com

Metabolic Pathway inhibitor: Fatty Acid/Mevolonate

Bergamot natural products eradicate cancer stem cells (CSCs) by targeting mevalonate, Rho-GDI-signalling and mitochondrial metabolism

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005272818300616?via%3Di&fbclid=IwAR31J5Nb1c-FMAWiEF6xHNfDOvk-LoMW53B95BBnEqtMAwsZ7vNSgW2__GI

Molecular mechanisms of lipid- and glucose-lowering activities of bergamot flavonoids
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213434415300220
 

2 x Garcinia Cambogia (for Hydroxycitrate) 500mg ( 1 x bfast 1 x lunch)

being a cut- in-half tablet of Garcinia Cambogia extract 1000mg. So I’m getting  250mg Hydroxycitric Acid (HYDROXY on the McLelland map) ad the rest is fruit of Garcinia Cambogia.

Brand: Jarrow Formulas available online at  i-herb.com

Metabolic Pathway inhibitor: Fatty Acid/ACLY
ACLY is a cross-link between glucose metabolism and fatty acid synthesis/mevalonate pathways controlled by SREBP-1. Potently inhibited by hydroxycitrate.
ATP Citrate Lyase Inhibitors as Novel Cancer Therapeutic Agents Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, 2012, 7, 154-167


6 x Curcumin 500mg
(2 at beginning of each main meal)

being Curcumin Phytosome with Meriva 500mg
I swallow with Tulsi tea for Ursolic Acid
Brand: Jarrow Formulas
available online at  i-herb.com
I swallow my curcumin capsules with Tulsi tea in which I’ve dissolved my Hu Zang for the ursolic acid / resv / curc combo effect.
Metabolic Pathway inhibitor: Glutamine/Glutaminolysis

A combination of ursolic acid and resveratrol or ursolic acid and curcumin prevents glutamine uptake by the cancer cell.

 

Combinatorial treatment with natural compounds in prostate cancer inhibits prostate tumor growth and leads to key modulations of cancer cell metabolism
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41698-017-0024-z

Unraveling the Anticancer Effect of Curcumin and Resveratrol
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5133053/



Ursolic Acid (1- 2 cups  at beginning & end of lunc and dinner)

being in Tulsi Tea (aka Holy Basil Tea) available online at  i-herb.com
I swallow my Curcumin capsules (see above) with 150ml of the strong Tulsi tea
Brand: I buy organic loose tea leaves in bulk online and drink with each meal. I will mix my other herbs and ginger in it too.

Metabolic Pathway inhibitor: Glutamine/Glutaminolysis 

see above study for Curcumin combo

Ursolic acid, a potential anticancer compound for breast cancer therapy. – PubMed – NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27469428

ECOTEAS Organic Tulsi | Tulsi Benefits
https://yerbamate.com/pages/tulsi-benefits



EGCG
Green Tea 150ml x 3 cups throughout the day.

Brand: I buy organic green tea teabags online at  i-herb.com
Jane’s book says:
“EGCG  reduces angiogenesis and inhibitors of glutamate dehydrogenase (GHD), a precursor of glutamine (an amino acid), the other key nutrient cancer uses with glucose to fuel its growth. (
so…it’s in my map under Glutamine/Glutaminolysis)”
Mclelland, Jane. How to Starve Cancer …without starving yourself: The Discovery of a Metabolic Cocktail That Could Transform the Lives of Millions . Conscious Dreams Publishing. Kindle Edition.
More on this..
https://www.nature.com/articles/18793

And 10 health benefits of green tea supported by studies:
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-green-tea#section10

1 x EGCG  capsule 98% Polyphenols (1 with dinner)

With dinner : De-caf Mega Green tea Extract 45% EGCG

Brand: Life Extension available online at  i-herb.com
Metabolic Pathway inhibitor: Glutamine/Glutaminolysis


 I stoped Nicotinamide for inhibiting fatty acid oxidation after learning that liver damage is a concern and the TruNiagen is a better supplement for those looking to block fatty acid oxidation.



Valaciclovir 500mg x 1 with lunch

A herpes anti-viral drug prescribed by GP after I realized ( reading the book) that the cancer and virus could be closely linked.

Study shows specific type of herpes could cause breast cancer

https://www.healthimaging.com/topics/breast-imaging/study-shows-specific-type-herpes-could-cause-breast-cancer



2 x Dipyridamole 200mg  (7am,  9pm)
 

being 200mg (sustained release) 

Brand: Persantin available by prescription- and I was able to obtain due to it’s proven anti-viral action and my bloods showing herpes virus.
https://aac.asm.org/content/45/12/3657

Metabolic Pathway inhibitors: Glutamine/Nucleoside Salvage and the Fatty Acid/ SREBP-2

Dipyridamole is an old anti-platelet medication ( stops  blood cells sticking together and so stops them clustering and hiding cancer cells).

 

Dipyridamole starves cancer of the nucleotides and other proteins and enhances the effects of my anti-viral medication.

Selective potentiation of lometrexol growth inhibition by dipyridamole through cell-specific inhibition of hypoxanthine salvage
https://www.nature.com/articles/bjc1997552

Dipyridamole decreases platelet-derived growth factor levels in human serum.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3579723 


2 x Glucosamine Sulphate 750mg each (with lunch)
 
A matrix metallo-proteinase inhibitor available online at  i-herb.com.

Glucosamine sulfate suppresses the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-3 in osteosarcoma cells in vitro
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5000453/


5g x Polygonum Cuspidatum Powder Extract in tulsi tea with dinner.

Not a completely safe option for homrone driven cancers:

A better coice to look into for inhibiting PP pathway is D-Mannose

being whole of Japanese Knotweed AKA Chinese herb Hu Zang powder 500mg dissolved in water and drunk. Metabolic Pathway inhibitors: Pentose Phosphate (P P Pathway) and likely more too. *Warning: not a safe supplement for “everyone” with breast cancer.. until you read this and your doctor agrees that it is not going to cause you harm in regards to estrogen do NOT take it:

Walking a Tightrope: A Perspective of Resveratrol Effects on Brea…: Ingenta Connect

https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ben/cpps/2018/00000019/00000003/art00008

A new inhibitor of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase blocks pentose phosphate pathway and suppresses malignant proliferation and metastasis in vivo | Cell Death & Disease

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41419-018-0635-5?fbclid=IwAR1TwR87xCmFCTrp
JXVF_MLCI8WwJ3ldqOuX244XeZuHmpGORmLNm8Ea934

Polydatin, Natural Precursor of Resveratrol, Promotes Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6036093/



1 x mini Aspirin 100mg  ( just before bed)

being one tablet in water.
Metabolic Pathway inhibitors: Fatty Acids/ FAS

“Aspirin and dipyridamole, both antiplatelet drugs, synergistically serve to break down the platelet clumps and expose the abnormal macrophages to the rest of the immune system”

“The ‘acetyl’ part of aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) binds to the amino acid serine”

Mclelland, Jane. How to Starve Cancer …without starving yourself: The Discovery of a Metabolic Cocktail That Could Transform the Lives of Millions . Conscious Dreams Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Mechanism of the irreversible inhibition of human cyclooxygenase-1 by aspirin as predicted by QM/MM calculations.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23384979

Ray Peat, PhD on Aspirin – Functional Performance Systems (FPS)
https://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/04/22/ray-peat-phd-on-aspirin/

https://cowseatgrass.org/2016/05/26/beware-when-rousing-the-bear-with-aspirin/?fbclid=IwAR103haIKFypLLQnzEgm0tjItVqWIOsiituVUNWOamiKG2x4G096v2mhD1U


1 x Omega-7  450mg  (w lunch)

being Sea Buckthorn Oil available online at  i-herb.com.
while I’m taking focusing on lowering cholesterol levels this is good oil.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464611000028


Lots of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in breaky bowl & splashed on every meal

Modulation of inflammation and immunity by dietary conjugated linoleic acid



1 x Vitamin D3 5000iu with K2
(with b’fast)

being Colecalciferol and available online at  i-herb.com.

A phase 2 trial exploring the effects of high‐dose (10,000 IU/day) vitamin D3 in breast cancer patients with bone metastases
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/cncr.24749

more for Vit D3
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-27297-1

https://www.nature.com/articles/s12276-018-0038-9



2 x Delta-Fraction Tocotrienals 125mg each (both with breakfast)

Brand: Life Extension available online at  i-herb.com.
Tocotrienols and Cancer: From the State of the Art to Promising Novel Patents.

https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/30652648

More about why I take the  delta fraction tocotrienals with the Garcinia

https://www.cancertreatmentsresearch.com/another-weak-spot-of-many-cancer-cells-atp-citrate-lyase-inhibition/?fbclid=IwAR2K0dqZrDVhLibkNHndgYmgwYo0B5e7uJWx0sc8kLTGVEWt4qeFMM0GLik



1 x Loratadine (mid morning)

being 1 tiny 10mg tablet about 2 hrs after lunch
metabolic pathway:  Glutamine/Macropinocytosis
Available over the counter at my local pharmacy

Effects of antihistamine use on survival in breast cancer.

http://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.2018.36.15_suppl.e12527



4-5 drops of zinc chelate  whenever I have my liposomal vitamin c



1 x Vitamin B Complete Sustained Release (1 tablet with breakfast)

B complex available online at  i-herb.com.
B1 100mg,B2 80mg, B2 100mg,
B5 120mg,B6 75mg,Folic Acid 400mcg, B12 100mcg, Choline bitartrate 50mg, Inositol 50mg, Biotin 50mcg, Ascorbic Acid 200mg


 Iodine 

being potassium iodine available online at  i-herb.com.



Ginger Powder min 5g doses (all day with everything).

being organic ginger powder from online herb spice supplier

and available online at  i-herb.com.

I mix at least this amount (usually more) into my breakfast bowls and all teas and make sure it sits beside me at all meals.

Gingerol inhibits metastasis of MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955286307001337

Gingerol induces apoptosis and inhibits metastatic dissemination of triple negative breast cancer in vivo

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5641128/


A minimum of 6g of Ascorbic Acid from 35ml Liposomal Vitamin C

(around 4pm and again after dinner or even more often during the day if there are sick people about..e.g like this time of year in Australia)

Australian made pure liposomal Vitamin C without alcohol or soy.  I not only take this but I have been making it to order for others living in Australia since 2017. www.highdosevitaminc.com.au

LipoNaturals make another very good Liposomal Vitain C that is free from nasties and it is available online at  i-herb.com.


1/2 teaspoon x Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) mixed in evening tulsi tea.

being Ashwagandha powder from online herb supplier austral herbs, mixed into my  herbal tea one time each day.  Ashwgandha is aloso available online at i-herb.com.


1 x Magnesium Chelate (after dinner)

available online at  i-herb.com


120 -180mg of ( super high dose pure) Melatonin about an hour or so before bed.

I worked my way up to this high dose at 10mg at a time usng the now foods 10mg from iherb only after working my way up to 10mg with the smaller dose capsules.
My 60mg pure Melatonin capsules are bought online from perfect vitamin however I wish to start buying the powder form pure bulk and making my own capsules to save money.

Melatonin–estrogen interactions in breast cancer
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1600-079X.2004.00207.x

Anti-aromatase effect of resveratrol and melatonin on hormonal positive breast cancer cells co-cultured with breast adipose fibroblasts. – PubMed – NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24929094

Watch this great presentation by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, the president of the American Ozone Therapy Association. Learn how pure Melatonin is being used in high doses with stage 4 cancer patients alongside inulin potentiated chemo therpay and ozone therapy here.

https://youtu.be/Roh4lQXneQg

 


Zolodex Implant 1 x monthly
I am also in a state of chemically induced menopause from a
GnRH Analogue called Goserlin

brand name:
Zolodex (3.6mg implant)

Prescribed by my oncologist and given to me by my GP’s nurse once a month. This drug inhibits my ovaries from creating hormones.


To save you time, I have placed many or all the items listed above that are available online at iherb.com in an iherb.com  shopping basket. You can change the currency from my currency to yours at the top of the iherb page and you delete what you already have at home from the basket. This is the link to the view of the shopping basket : iherb basket 


To learn more about my private online healing cancer study support group and resources website. Please visit my healing community’s home base and resources page: www.myhealingcommunity.com/resources

2019 – off to a flying start

Jan 2019
Celebrating: learning, co-operation, support & flow
My (Australian) GP approved my use of Dipyridamole yesterday. The chemist will be able to fulfill prescription next week. I will start with 100mg each day for a week and build up to 200mg each day of a slow release tablet.

I have been researching the power of Dipyridamole to inhibit the spread of cancer since I first learnt about it in Jane McLelland’s, How to Starve Cancer book.
Along with Glucosamine Sulphate, Mebendazole & Aspirin, this Dipyridamole will seal the deal when it comes to stopping the release of growth factors/enzymes (VEGF’s & MMP’s) that break down the extracellular matrix and could allow my cancer to spread and grow.

I will just need to keep an eye on my blood pressure levels and make sure it does not get too low. The out of pocket cost is very low, but I will report back when I pick up the script next week.

I can’t recommend Jane McLelland’s book highly enough. “How to starve cancer without starving yourself”. I’ve heard the paper version is out of stock currently but I highly recommend the Kindle version for easy note taking, high-lighting cross-referencing and further online researching. https://www.amazon.com.au/Starve-Cancer-without-starving-yourself-ebook/dp/B07B2XMLT9

 

I  recently started utilizing the information in the book titled

“How to Starve Cancer without Starving Yourself” by Jane McLelland

and the “McLelland Metro Map” which is explained within the book.


My hope is that this year’s blog entries
will provide information
to the people that are supporting me,
in understanding exactly what it is
I’m doing in an attempt to
heal myself.


I also hope
that the order and accessibility
of the information on this site supports
anyone walking alongside me
on their own healing journeys.

 

Nothing written here on this site should be perceived as medical advice.

To learn more about my private online healing cancer study support group and resources website. Please visit my healing community’s home base and resources page: www.myhealingcommunity.com/resources

Feb 2019: Navigating The Book

Feb 2019
Celebrating: learning, integration & vitality

I feel as if I’m now fully embarking on a new leg of my cancer healing journey. I am currently still diagnosed with ‘stable’ stage 4 breast cancer ( which spread to bones in 2017).

I believe that living with cancer stem cells in my bones, even in a state of stability or non-progression, is NOT the future that I want for myself, or anyone else. We can do better!

“The ultimate life hack” is the how one of my friends with breast cancer describes the book by Jane McLelland that explains how to target cancer stem cells with affordable re-purposed medications and herbs.

Book Title: How to Starve cancer without Starving Yourself by Jane McLelland

There is a mountain of valuable information in the book that I have had to extract and personalize in order to present it to the people who are supporting me, such as my doctors, my friends and my family. I also imagine that many other people who are currently taking this approach or about to take on this approach might be interested in reading these notes too.

If this is your journey as much as it is mine, I encourage you to follow this blog and keep up to date with my progress and any changes I make along the way…and buy the book.

Once you have the book please join my private Facebook “Healing Cancer Study Support Group” . The group will help you to join in conversations with others who are figuring all this out alongside me. You can invite your friends to the group too via the ‘invite’ window on the group’s page. Update

p.s..This  approach is actually designed for everyone with cancer. We are all in this together…breast, lung, colon..you name it. There will be something helpful for everyone with cancer in Jane’s  book.

So this is What I’m Doing…in February 2019

Using the book.

Step 1) 

Buy the electronic version of the book. Read the book thoroughly.
Make, a strictly personal-use only, copy of the McLelland Metro Map.
I had the electronic version of the book open on my i-pad and took a screen-shot of the screen. This screen-shot gets automatically saved as an image in my ‘all photos’ photo album on my i-pad.


NOTE: The McLelland Metro Map is only available (for personal use) to people who purchase the book:

How to Starve-Cancer without Starving Yourself by Jane McLelland.
I encourage everyone reading this page to please purchase the book, if you have not done so already. Trust me, if you have cancer, you don’t want to try and simply copy what someone else has done, without reading the book for yourself.

Here’s the Amazon Australia link to the electronic version I purchased to read on my Kindle App that I have on my i-pad and desktop:
https://www.amazon.com.au/Starve-Cancer-without-starving-yourself-ebook/dp/B07B2XMLT9

Step 2)
I opened the i-pad’s photo application and found the photograph of the map where I had saved it in my private photo album and then used a pen tool in the photo ‘edit’ program to ‘edit’ the screen shot image I took of the map.

Editing it involved choosing a pen tool from the tool pallet and running a green colored line under the names of drugs/medications/herbs I was able to access. And yes, of course, I could have also made a copy of the map on to paper and underlined it in pen, but for personal reasons chose to do this step on my screen.

More on purchasing the book;
I highly recommend anyone interested in killing cancer stem cells buy the electronic version of the book, as it the ongoing researching, is ‘super’ easy compared to using a paperback copy.
e.g when reading an electronic version of the book you can right click on any word and choose to “Search Google” for more info, or right click and choose to “search book”…wow..You can then read everything Jane wrote on that drug or topic. It saves a lot of time when you are piecing together the puzzle. You can also quickly highlight large areas and they are automatically saved to your Kindle or e-reader notes.

So this simple 2 step process above is where I started engaging with the metabolic pathways and what I could do to block them.

1) read book, copy map (for personal use only)
2) underline medications accessible to me in green.

e.g 

The medications accessible to me in Australia without prescription were the first to be underlined.

These were.
BERB being Berberine
LowGI
being the diet I was/am already on
EGCG 
being Green Tea
URS
being Tulsi tea
CURC
being Curcumin
HYDROXY
being Garcinia
RES being Resveratrol

Many people who I have engaged with, in the “How to Starve Cancer…” Facebook groups are taking this same, new and advanced metabolic approach to starving and killing caner stem cells, but with the help of an international oncology clinic.

Many of my fellow Facebook “How to Starve Cancer…” private group members from all over the world, are on, and/or at least considering ‘going to go on’ the Care Oncology Clinic (COC) complimentary off-label medicine protocol. The COC  is based in the U.K and U.S.A and consult with patients and thier GP’s from all over the world via Skype.

As I understand it, the COC doctors will communicate with their patient’s local GP (or at least a GP in the patient’s country, about getting on board and supporting the patient with a simple yet powerful complimentary approach to their current treatment.

The COC doctors provide the patient’s GP or oncologist with the understanding and confidence required to prescribe the complimentary off-label, FDA approved medications shown below.

(MET) Metformin
(STAT) Atorvastatin
(DOXY) Doxycycline
(MBZ)
Mebendazole

I believe that Care Oncology Clinic (COC) are currently (as of Jan, 2019) conducting self-funded research into this 4 drug metabolic approach to killing cancer stem cells ( all types of cancer) and are only prescribing these 4 complimentary medications (listed above) to each and every patient. I’m not doing this protocol. I may in the future.


Out of interest, I created a second personal copy of the McLelland Metro Map onto which I underlined in green just the COC prescribed medications. I compared the two maps.

I noticed right away that COC prescribed Mebendazole (MBZ) and it is not on the McLelland Metro map and so I did some more research. I discovered that it would be useful to anyone with any type of cancer, and that I could but it from the local chemist. I added it to my shopping list right away. ( I took fro 6 weeks and then stopped taking it, not because of any side effects, but thought I’d keep things simple and this one up my sleeve in case of progression)

When comparing the two maps, I did observe that the COC protocol was blocking many metro Map pathways with just a few medications. My first map showing the non-COC approach meant buying a larger quantity of meds/herbs and still there were gaps.

My personal leaning was towards the more natural herbal supps map I made first. I decided I would try to fill the map with the most natural over the counter medicines first and attempt to incorporate the COC drugs selectively if I ever needed to. That’s just who I am.

I connected with some of the people who were signed up to the COC protocol via my participation in the “How to Starve Cancer…” Facebook groups and soon discovered that many of them were taking a cocktail of cancer stem cell (CSC) metabolic pathway blockers including herbs and supplements ‘on top of’ the four main COC medications.

This led me to begin asking myself;
  “How many Metro Map  pathways do I need to block?” 

After giving this question some consideration I came to the conclusion that I would attempt to block them all and see how this felt.

This decision to BLOCK THEM ALL was based on the following:

My stage 2 diagnosis was made 5 years ago and after a mastectomy, and spell of ignorance my stage 4 diagnosis was made mid 2017 (almost 2 years ago). At this point in time I have no knowledge as to which metabolic pathways, if any, are currently up-regulated and/or which are likely to be up-regulated next. My breast cancer was last reported (Dec , 2018) to be stable, in my bones, (nowhere else) and I’m not willing to, or perhaps even able to, biopsy these bone lesions to obtain further information regarding their preferred energy sources etc..

I am sure I will in time, but for now I have no idea exactly what metabolic pathways my cancer stem cells prefer right now. So after reading the book I learnt that stage 4’s are really better off to be covering all of the pathways at once to reduce the risk of pushing the cancer to a more aggressive state. I will do that; Block them all ( or as many as I can)

The ER+ & PR+ ER- hormone receptor status of my breast cancer was reported via breast tissue biopsy when I was first diagnosed stage 2 in 2014.  I had a really crap alternative GP back in 2014. It’s almost impossible to believe now, but this really crap local GP advised me, , (me being someone who got a 95% ER+ via biopsy) against taking any hormone therapy. In fact she advised me against seeing an oncologist full stop. OMG, it’s frightening to think she’s still in practice. Anyway, I am very grateful now that I have both a great integrative GP and a great oncologist.
As far as my own personal hormone situation goes, I was still pre-menopausal, at the time of my secondary diagnosis (2017) and immediately awoke from my spell of ignorance placed on me by the 1st GP and went to and oncologist that started me on a monthly Goserlin (Zoladex) implant which stops my ovaries producing hormones, ( Plus I dove straight in with consistent use of high dose Vitamin C, the ketogenic diet for cancer -for at least 6 months, plus loads of ginger powder & curcumin with each meal. Please read www.healingbreastcancer.info for that leg of my journey. I didn’t know it at the time but the curcumin and high doses of vitamin C and the Zolodex were already blocking some of my cancer’s metabolic pathways.

O.K, so where am I …as of February 2019?

So I’m not blocking  them ‘all’ right now.

Wow…just wow.

This is an inspiring blog post by Cheryse who’s walking this journey a few steps ahead of me with such inspiring grace. Thank-you Cheryse!

cherysesjourney

Have you ever had a season of life that was hard and you wondered what good could possibly come of it? Perhaps at the end of that season, or maybe months or years down the road, you were able to look back and see how that season, despite all of its hardships, resulted in something beautiful?

When we lived in Hawaii, we had the pleasure of enjoying seasons where MANY MANY caterpillars would invade our yards, both front and back, and a few times, when we could see they were getting ready to form a chrysalis on something dangerous (one of our kiddos’ bikes or climbing structure), we moved them to a safer place. A few times, we would move the caterpillar to a stick and lay it over a large jar. We would leave it on our lanai or bring it into the kitchen to watch it form its…

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Clear Intentions for 2019

 

Christmas 2018 Update:
On one hand, I’m celebrating many great test results received throughout 2018. An ultrasound in September showed three tumors across my chest wall have vanished completely and regular blood tests indicate my tumor markers are well and truly in the ‘normal persons’ range. My MRI and full body bone scans from December indicate my cancer is stable and possibly even retreating in one of my vertebrae.

I’m also feeling more determined then ever, that I can clear this cancer out of my body. I’m happy with my super healthy, balanced low-carb diet and energetically balanced life, my strong immune system; all have all been a great achievements, but I’m feeling like I’m now in the right place on all levels to totally slay this cancer dragon.

I have been fortunate that in the past week I found this new book by U.K cancer out- smarter, Jane McLelland. It’s really a must read for anyone looking to out-smart the dragon that is cancer. Jane has mapped the metabolic pathways of the cancer cells and ways to block these pathways using affordable re-purposed medications, (both over the counter and prescription), alongside close attention to diet and  timing specific exercise.

I’ll keep you updated to how I chose to engage with the new information I’m integrating from the book and how my body responds over the coming months.

I’ve stuck this image of the Goddess Kali to my fridge to inspire me throughout the new year.
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Protection against regular cancer screening procedures.

Here’s a link to a great interview for anyone with cancer to hear. It was most valuable for me to listen to, as I am booked in for both an MRI (with ‘no’ contrast fluids) of my spine and a full body bone scan on the same day to monitor my situation.
The role of high dose vitamin C to support us in protecting our healthy cells while living with cancer scanning appointments and conventional treatment choices is discussed.

16 Months after secondary breast cancer diagnosis

It’s now Nov 1st 2018 and my oncologist told me last week that my breast cancer tumor markers have dropped even further. They are now 16. I’m feeling magnificent and I will be getting an MRI of my spine next month to see how my Lumbar region is looking.
I’m currently not taking as many supplements as I was previously. This is what I’m taking currently:

I’m adding plenty of organic turmeric & ginger powder to breakfast, all cups of tea &  to my dinner. I drink organic Chrysanthemum tea with Marshmallow root with some organic ginger and turmeric powder in that too.

I am still loving my breakfast bowl of soaked chia, with 1 tspn chlorella powder, whole lemon juice to taste, soaked organic goji berries, 1 tspn organic ginger powder  & 1 tspn organic rose-hip powder. Lunches are organic vegetable salads with sauerkraut, sometimes mackerel or chicken & avocado with lightly toasted pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

Over the past couple of months I have enjoyed reading the book Radical Remission and the book, Molecules of Emotion. Both have provided me with the opportunity to reflect more deeply on how my emotional state and my sub-conscious state (the body’s intelligence systems of information and energy we call the mind) influence my healing of secondary breast cancer and my ability to maintain my good health going forward.

I now know how to muscle test (communicate with my sub-conscious mind about my body’s needs), and for the past 6 weeks I have used  The Emotion Code to release trapped emotions from my body. I’ve found the releasing of trapped emotional baggage to be incredibly powerful. Physical conditions which I thought were never going to go away just left – And emotions which I thought were outside of my direct influence, left like a switch was flicked – gone!. I am so impressed with the power of this work that I am now completing The Emotion Code practitioner training so I can support others to release their emotional baggage that is causing stress in their bodies, their life  and in their relationships with others. We all deserve to feel this good!

I’m aiming to have completed my training by the end of 2018. As a part of my training requirements, I’m looking for volunteers for free sessions with me (November/ December 2018). So, if you are in pain or have a nagging physical condition that you just can’t seem to get over, or blocks to the kind of relationships or life you desire, please get in touch. It is very likely that trapped emotions are getting in the way of your full recovery, your total well-being & your alignment with your highest good.  Please contact me if you are interested in booking a free 45min Release Session with me in 2018. These can be done both via video call and in person.

I’ll check back in, in late December to share my  MRI results with you.
x Abbey

High Dose Vitamin C and Cancer: Video

This Chris Wark video interview (see below) is with Ron Hunninghake, MD, the world-renowned expert on the use of vitamin C for cancer and other ailments. Dr. Hunninghake has overseen more than 75,000 administrations of IV vitamin C while serving as Medical Director at the Riordan Clinic, since 1989.

“I have personally experienced many wonderful benefits of supplementing with high dose vitamin C in the form of liposomal vitamin C and believe this video is a must watch, for anyone dealing with any stage of cancer or prevention of cancer”.

The video (below) has been created and offered to us free of charge, by Chris Wark of the ‘Chris Beat Cancer’, healing resource website. Like much of what Chris Wark brings forth into the world, it contains highly valuable information we can all easily utilise in our quest to enhance the quality of our health, the levels of our energy and perhaps even the length of our (one very precious) life.

Be sure to take some notes and listen out for…
-The dosing variances of vitamin C [12:14]
-The perfect adjunctive therapy [19:00]
-How vitamin C kills cancer cells [22:00]
-The Trojan Horse cancer theory [26:33]
-The medicine of the future [31:05]
-Comparing types of vitamin C: liposomal/crystals/buffered [36:30]
-Targeting nutrient deficiencies in cancer patients [43:45]
-The importance of having a reason to live [51:35]
-The alienation accompanying a cancer diagnosis [56:12]
-Other recommended IV therapies [59:04]
-The rise of IV vitamin C in conventional medicine [1:02:40]
-How certain deficiencies might lead to mental illness [1:06:38]

As someone diagnosed in 2017 with secondary breast cancer, who is now thriving thanks to high dose vitamin C, I  feel very strongly about spreading the word about high dose vitamin C. I even created a website dedicated to all things high dose vitamin c.

I hope you head over to my high dose vitamin c site and decide to learn more, especially about liposomal vitamin C. the latest form of high dose vitamin C way more accessible and affordable than intravenous vitamin C.

Structured Water

For a few months now, Neil and I have been enjoying, and no doubt greatly benefiting form drinking the very best structured water.

We live on a semi-rural property and draw some of our water from underground bore and some from the sky above (when we get rain). It gets stored as one mass in our water tank. Neil keeps the roof, gutters and tank lovely and clean.We have it checked from time to time at a water lab and it always get glowing reports.

We then take that glowing report water from our tank and send it through a couple of carbon filters which we change regularly. And then once the water enters the pipe leading to the kitchen, it passes through a MEA water structuring device.

Learn more here from the experts about how high quality structured water can greatly benefit your health.

This video is an interview with  Rob Gourlay, who’s Australian company makes the device we use. He explains everything we need to know about structured water and healing in an easy to follow way.

And, I didn’t stop there…
Last week we purchased a second hand i-health sauna and the day we got it home I found myself thinking about how my water intake would need to increase each day now I would be sweating so much more. Then I remembered that I had heard an interview in which gem water was discussed suddenly felt an urge to create a gem water jug in my kitchen. I did just that.

Inside a small narrow glass beaker ( a found it at the op shop – it was once a part of a small milk frothing device)  I placed rose quartz, clear quartz, aquamarine, amethyst and citrine. I covered these gems with water ( not to be drunk, just to cover them). I then placed this glass beaker full of gems and water inside my water jug. Making sure that the top of it was ‘not’ under water.  I don’t want the gems to physically come in contact with the drinking water. I just want their gemstone frequencies to further structure the drinking water indirectly.
It tastes great, looks so beautiful on the kitchen bench ( my water jug is glass too) And I’m drinking loads more great water and getting in touch with my sincere intentions for healing and thriving as I do.

 

Curcumin, the spice that is providing even more cancer healing advantages.

Even though I’ve been enjoying loads of curcumin every day for a year now I recently found this wonderful website, Turmeric.com where I have been learning even more  about how amazing it is for healing and preventing breast cancer re-occurrence. I am inspired to share the link for many reasons, especially because all the information provided by Turmeric.com is backed up by studies that they carefully reference throughout their articles.

I have totally loved learning that “Curcumin has been shown to be toxic to both estrogen sensitive and hormonally ‘non-sensitive’ types of breast cancer. This key turmeric compound can also inhibit the cancer-causing effects of estrogenic pesticides”.
Read more here:
https://www.turmeric.com/turmeric-health/cancer/breast-cancer/can-turmeric-help-defeat-breast-cancer

This is great news as I know our world is flooded with invisible cancer causing estrogenic pesticides and my biopsies last year showed that my cancer when active, was covered in estrogen receptors.

I’ve been so diligent with both my fresh turmeric and curcumin supplement intake during the past year. A couple of days ago, my chest wall that was once covered with metastatic breast cancer is now clear. I’m not saying turmeric did all this healing alone, but I’m convinced that it certainly helped a great deal and encourage others to read the information on this website and check out the long list of studies on turmeric and cancer. , then of course pass this information on to your doctor and make an informed decision for yourself.

One Year from Secondary Breast Cancer Diagnosis

I haven’t stopped to write anything here since my last visit to the oncologist ‘because life has just been so go-go-go!’ My little Liposomal Vitamin C making service has found its feet and is adding to the busy-ness…ahhh that’s what it’s called a business! It keeps you so busy.

There was unexpected good news from the oncologist. I hadn’t stopped to imagine that my breast cancer tumour markers would continue to drop as they were already down to 25 at last count. The normal range is 0>30, and they where once at 51; that was a year ago when my scans showed breast cancer metastasis in seven places throughout my skeletal system. Now they are 19!

The latest CT scan showed ‘nothing’ apart from already seen and stabilised activity within the bones. The bone scan report showed no progression. My breast cancer tumor markers dropped even further. I was already back in the ‘normal’ range, now I must be in the super healthy person range for sure because I’m feeling amazing!
After the above mentioned results came in, I went for an ultrasound to examine areas on my chest wall, armpits and right breast where active breast cancer tumors were confirmed via biopsy last June. There was nothing there. Yes, all three confirmed tumors that originally led me to CT, PET and bone scans and the diagnosis of secondary cancer throughout my skeletal system, have now completely vanished. How exciting! Could the same be happening throughout my body. I am choosing to  believe it is.

Everyday I’m exercising vigorously to oxygenate my whole body for thirty minutes, followed by a 30 minute sauna and Qi Gong.  I’m taking many supplements to support the healing process

At least 10g of vitamin C in the form of Liposomal Vitamin C,

10g of Modified Citrus Pectin

2-3G of Curcumin Phytosome with Meriva,

3 tspns of Biohawk Relief Ginger Enzymes,

4 x Algae Cal Calcium plus D3 & K2 capsules,

1 x capsule 300mg Ubiquinol bioactive CoQ10,

1500 mg of flush free niacin and

1-2 teaspoon of super green powder

Eagle Brand Magnesium and Zince and B’s

plus variety of fresh probiotics.

I’m feeling full of energy all day and sleeping well.

Abbey

Extra Care During Radiation Therapy

Sitting in the waiting room prior to my initial appointments at the cancer institute I saw plenty of  burnt skin on the hands, legs, feet and faces of people getting radiation treatment. The oncology nurse told me to use plain sorbolene cream on the area after the treatments and to make sure the area was clear of this sorbolene cream each morning prior to treatments.
I have plenty of aloe vera growing in the garden and know how powerful it is for treating burns, so instead of sorbolene I would apply fresh aloe for a few weeks after the targeted radiation sessions. It was even more soothing when I remembered to collect it from the garden early and place it in the fridge.
Another cream I used both during, and for several weeks following radiation therapy was one I bought from Tony, the naturopath and compounding chemist at the Tree of Life, Sawtell, NSW. Tree of Life mail products out to customers Australia wide, so I encourage anyone going  for radiation to get in touch via their website contact link and see if something can be made up for you, or your family member for application during and after radiation treatment. I’m pretty sure the cream he made for me was a combination of comfrey and vitamin E.
I’m pretty sure as a compounding chemist the ingredients in each jar are particular to the person’s needs. I’m going in to see him next week so I’ll make a note to ask him some more on this subject.

Visit the website for Tony at Tree of Life, Sawtell, NSW

I didn’t mention the Cream from the Tree of Life to the nurses, but I did mention the aloe vera and they were very happy with me using it. I’m thinking that free aloe vera plants should be available for people getting radiation. You want the fresh aloe vera only, not the stuff in bottles that is often a mix of ingredients including alcohol.

Diet

I love to learn about people and their personal healing journeys. Everyone shares something  different about what works for them. Most people who talk about healing cancer naturally seem to place a great deal of attention on what they eat and don’t eat.
I do not believe that their is just one cancer healing diet. I believe that there are many different healing diets that help many different people.

Immediately following the secondary breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, I went on the Ketogenic for Cancer Diet for 6 months. This diet cuts of the cancer’s first main food supply which is glucose. Going full ‘Keto’ was a great way to increase my sense of mental clarity and physical energy. Focusing so much attention on learning about and practicing the keto for cancer diet was also a great way for me to deal with the initial trauma of hearing such dis-empowering words from my oncologist.

I found that making such a dramatic change in my eating habits allowed me to exercise my “need to control’ a situation that felt totally out of control. I was able to poor all that ‘need to control’ into weighing and recording my macro nutrients and micro nutrients, taking and recording blood samples and shopping for new ingredients for my new fat burning fuel system.

Below are links to the apps that helped me get into and stay in a state of ketosis.

I used the Keto Diet app to get me started, and after a couple of months I moved over to the cronometer in order to get a better understanding of my micro-nutrient levels.

https://ketodietapp.com/

https://cronometer.com/

One year in, I am no longer strictly Keto and I enjoy a little fruit, and more vegetables than I did at first. I now steer clear of all bread, grains, white potatoes, sugars and processed foods.

These videos below are great resources to support understanding re. the correct ratios of protein, carbs and fats. The one on the different types of fasting and feasting is worth a watch too, For many people ketosis is the first step but fasting needs to be included to remain healthy.

Removing Lactic Acid : Healing Cancer

Fasting: Heals Cancer

Many Fasting Options : Healing Cancer

I make an effort to eat plenty of healthy fats, fresh vegetables… and I still eat meat.
Since I switched to keto, and then to super low carb, my brain is sharper all day, and my body feels much leaner and free from inflammation, aches and pains. I also consume loads of ginger and turmeric both wonderful in their fresh or supplement form for reducing inflammation and pain throughout the body.

I’ll share more about my diet later, but for now I recommend anyone interested in cutting off the first main fuel source feeding many types of cancer cells to read this book. I believe it is the current number one resource, for all things ketogenic for cancer. I recommend this book to people who do not have cancer but are interested in finding the best resources to support them in making the change from a primarily glucose to a primarily fat burning body. The author has listed so many resources within this book. It’s gold! It was not written when I first went Keto; it would have made my life so much easier if it was.

Update April 2019:
I am no longer doing anything Ketogenic,  and now have a deeper understanding about how cancer feeds thanks to Jane McLelland’s book ‘How to Starve Cancer without Starving Yourself’.  I now believe that many cancer’s can start off preferring glucose over fats or proteins but over time their feeding patterns will shift.

Here’s a link to an interview that Jane the author of “How to starve Cancer…” did recently with Chris Wark, which I hope helps you understand this book:

I now run a private FB support group dedicated to better understanding this book.
We are are friendly group and already over 600 strong.
Message me if you would like to join in and have trouble finding it; I will invite you in.

More on this metabolic flexibility in relation to my breast cancer sub-type here..

https://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13058-018-1041-8

Curcumin Phytosome with Meriva

We eat as much fresh and cooked turmeric as we do ginger (loads), but that hasn’t stopped me from supplementing with one of these highly bio-available curcumin supplements which I purchase from an online retailer called i-herb.

I will happily use both these brands:

Doctors Best and the Jarrow Formula curcumin with meriva

I take 2 x 500mg capsules of curculin phytosome with Meriva at each meal;I take  a total of 3g per day.

The reason I take these two particular formulas is because of their improved bio-availability. 

Curcumin Phytosome” is a curcumin molecule bonded to a molecule of PC (PhosphatidylCholine).

Read more about Curcumin phytosomes with meriva  here

Below are just a couple of links to the research that inspires me to take 3g of curcumin daily.

More to come.

Effect of Curcumin and Meriva on the Lung Metastasis of Murine Mammary Gland Adenocarcinoma
http://iv.iiarjournals.org/content/24/4/401.full
http://iv.iiarjournals.org/content/24/4/401.full

Curcumin downregulates human tumor necrosis factor-α levels

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1043661816300482

Ginger

MY GINGER UPDATE:
It is approx 18 months since my secondary cancer diagnosis and I’m now taking a teaspoon of organic ginger powder with each meal instead of the Bio Hawk product.
I digest everything so well. 

What I am doing 18mths in.
I simply buy organic ginger powder by the kilo, and stir a teaspoon of the powder in a small glass of water to dissolve it…and then add a little of this ginger water to my plain soda water with a little squeeze of our own fresh picked or frozen lime juice or lemon juice in it. It makes the plain soda lime/lemon drink fizz up – creating a big head on top and tasted a little like kombucha once it’s settled down. I make sure to leave plenty of room room at the top of the large glass and I add the ginger water slowly a little at a time to be sure not to over fizz. I also add the powder to make a warm/hot tea when the fresh stuff isn’t at hand.
This is a link to the Australian online store where I purchase my organic ginger powder & organic turmeric powder. This is new approach is MUCH more affordable for me (long term) then the Biohawk Product I mention below and was happy to pay for in the early days. I will be taking ginger for the rest of my life so I had to explore the most sustainable options for me and after a couple of months of taking just the organic powder – I am very happy with the powder.
https://www.australherbs.com.au/shop/item/ginger-powder-organic

For 12 months after my secondary breast cancer diagnosis I took these highly concentrated ginger enzymes with every meal. They are from an Australian bio-chemist, Cliff Hawkins, who heads up an organisation called Bio Hawk Foundation. Feel free to contact Cliff directly to discuss your diagnosis in relation to his enzymes. He is a very knowledgeable octogenarian and can recommend dosage and explain more.

My husband now grows plenty of ginger on our property, so as well as the powder with each meal , I also enjoy loads of fresh ginger tea and juice every day.

Links to research on ginger and cancer will be continually updated in the space below. 
For now here’s a few articles that inspire me to have my ginger enzymes, three times a day, every day.

About 6-Shogaol: The Extract from Ginger
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3866747/

6-Shogaol Inhibits Breast Cancer Cells and Stem Cell-Like Spheroids
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26355461

6-Shogaol induces apoptosis in human leukemia cells
https://molecular-cancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1476-4598-12-135Have you

MY GINGER UPDATE:
It is approx 18 months since my secondary cancer diagnosis and I’m now taking a teaspoon of organic ginger powder with each meal instead of the Bio Hawk product.
I digest everything so well. 

What I do now. I simply buy organic ginger powder by the kilo, and stir a teaspoon of the powder in a small glass of water to dissolve it…and then add a little of this ginger water to my plain soda water with a little squeeze of our own fresh picked or frozen lime juice or lemon juice in it. It makes the plain soda lime/lemon drink fizz up – creating a big head on top and tasted a little like kombucha once it’s settled down. I make sure to leave plenty of room room at the top of the large glass and I add the ginger water slowly a little at a time to be sure not to over fizz. I also add the powder to make a warm/hot tea when the fresh stuff isn’t at hand.
This is a link to the Australian online store where I purchase my organic ginger powder & organic turmeric powder..
https://www.australherbs.com.au/shop/item/ginger-powder-organic

 

 

High Dose Vitamin C

The internet has made it so easy to learn more about high dose vitamin C and how it can support our efforts with regaining our health, enhancing cancer treatments both conventional and non-conventional.

These are just a few of the wonderful YOUTUBE lectures and interviews I’ve enjoyed listening to. Click here to find a short list of some of my favorite high dose vitamin C talks and interviews.

I had 5 weeks of intravenous vitamin C. I had 30g and 60g infusions at my GP’s clinic in Coffs Harbour) . I had the IV Vitamin C therapy very shortly after targeted radiation therapy to a tumor on my vertebrae. I also began taking high dose liposomal vitamin C around the same time. I still take liposomal vitamin C in high doses each day. (10g minimum). I believe in the healing power of  high dose liposomal vitamin C so much I even created my own website to support others learning about just how wonderful it is:

https://highdosevitaminc.com.au/

My own journey with high dose vitamin C can be found on the above website.

I am so passionate about high quality, high dose vitamin C that I now have a small business making small batches of high quality liposomal vitamin C product for others here in Australia.

My Liposomal vitamin C is called “Life Energy C“.

It’s so easy to learn more about high dose vitamin C via these wonderful YOUTUBE lectures and interviews. Just go here to listen to some wonderful high dose vitamin C talks and interviews.

Integrative Oncology

I’ve met with my oncologist about 10 times and each time I do, it gets easier to walk my own path, with her there at my side. In the beginning I was very afraid that the cancer on my spine would lead to a life of much loss and pain and underwent 10 days of targeted radiation therapy. I even took their bone cement medicine for one month. That was before I woke up and realised it was for people she had convinced that there was no hope of healing their bones.
My courage developed over time and so has my healing power and energy. My hope is that one day the ideas of conventional oncology will align more with my own ideas about healing. When I read these two news stories recently I began to think that they are looking in the right direction.

Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

What conventional treatments I have agreed to continue for now?
I am 47 and I was still menstruating at the time of my secondary breast cancer diagnosis. My estrogen receptor signalling status was checked and found to be very high on the cancer cells they had biopsied. This told us that my secondary breast cancer was very easily able to access my estrogen hormone in order to grow. The majority of estrogen is produced by the ovaries and Zolodex, is used to prevent estrogen production by the ovaries.
I found the Zolodex and overnight menopause challenging at first. After a few months things improved for me and I think my meditation. Qi gong, ketogenic diet, curcumin supplements, vitamin C all helped with this part of the journey.

My oncologist originally suggested I do chemotherapy and I told her I did not want to. Nine months ago she wrote me a script for another hormone treatment Letrozole and I have not taken it. I told her that ‘as long as the cancer appears stable , (which it still was when we last checked), or even better ..’in remission’ or ‘no longer seen on the scans’ (which I foresee) then I’m not going to take any more conventional drugs or treatments’ they offer me.

Integrative Oncology is the term to describe the therapies, diets and supplements that will support you in avoiding the sickening effects of conventional cancer treatments such as hormone therapy, chemotherapy and radiation.

The latest and very well researched book to support you on this leg of the journey is this one:

Outside the Box Cancer Therapies

https://www.amazon.com.au/Outside-Box-Cancer-Therapies-Alternative/dp/1401954588

All the recommendations in this book are well referenced so you can show your GP or oncologist what you are considering adding to your treatment. It’s available on Kindle and paperback.

At the time of my targeted radiation therapy to my spine, I took and still take:

The wonderful integrative oncology book I mentioned above was not released at the time so I was doing my own research online.

 

Mind-Body

Underlying my capacity to access and utelise all the energy and information I need to heal my secondary breast cancer is a firm belief that

I am open to receiving
all the energy and information
I need to fully heal. 

  •  I did not begin this journey holding the belief that I could fully heal.
  • The moment I realised that the above belief wasn’t true for me, was a priceless moment.
  • In the moment I realised it wasn’t true for me, I became conscious of how very limited my beliefs about fully healing secondary breast actually were.
  • The first big step forward with my healing, was recognising and transforming any and all beliefs and habits of relating to myself that stood between me and my capacity to fully heal.

I found it helpful to listen and learn about the ‘biology of belief’.

Bruce Lipton

The Biology of Belief

https://youtu.be/jjj0xVM4x1I

I have understood, practiced and integrated the teachings of Dr. Joe Dispenza

You are the Placebo – Making your Mind Matter

https://youtu.be/FJFtQrn6zkY

Dr. Joe Dispenza has a website and many books, audio books and meditations.  I have enjoyed engaging with his knowledge and practicing with his resources and integrating his offerings into my own healing practices. “I listened to the Dr. Joe Dispenza audio book and meditations from ‘You are the Placebo’ whilst I was getting my high dose vitamin C infusion”.

There are many inspiring talks and interviews with and by Dr. Joe on YouTube too.

http://www.drjoedispenza.com/index.php

More reading matter for creating strong mind-body foundations

Australian authors and cancer conquerors, Ian Gawler and Petrea King have written some wonderful books too.

I have enjoyed, the ‘Mind that Changes Everything’ and ‘You Can Conquer Cancer’.

Movement Meditations

I love integrating  gentle and very powerful movement meditations into my life.
I live on the Mid North Coast of NSW and am so grateful to have  teachers running classes and private sessions in both ‘Medical Qi Gong’ and ‘The Form Reality Practice’.

I find that movement meditations such as ‘Qi Gong’ and ‘The Form’ to be so therapeutic and allow me a chance to deeply quite my mind and nourish my body, mind and spirit. Both these practices have also supported me greatly in the regular release of excess or draining emotions and or beliefs/thoughts.

If you’re like me, and would like to learn a practice that allows for more ease and accessibility to a more open and relaxed state of being ( yep, the one that is needed to fully heal), please feel free to get in contact with my teacher of  ‘The Form’, Lea.
She is currently offering one-on-one 45min video calls that allow you to experience an extremely gentle, yet incredibly powerful, meditative movement practice called ‘Cosmo Form’ with her for only a $50 donation (via Paypal) . This donation also includes a 15 min follow up video call to discuss how the practice is moving through your life.  Her name is Lea and contact page is within her website. is:https://www.dressesinthedeep.com/in-the-deep


more to come…

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Last updated August 17th 2018

Hi I’m Abbey and I have been actively healing secondary breast cancer to the bones since June 2017. After barely a year since the diagnosis, I am looking and feeling better than I have in my entire life.

In August 2018, I got an ultrasound  that proved that the cancerous lesions on my chest wall and breast tissue have now gone away; yes, the ultrasound confirmed that there is no sign of them at all. I knew this to be the truth myself as I could feel them dissolving slowly just three months into my healing journey.

Because I now value my own state of well-being so highly, and have come so far in such a short time, I’m often asked to share what’s working best for me.

I have created this simple website as a way of supporting my current ‘need for ease’, as I’ve found, that I’m repeatedly sharing the same information, with different people each week.

This site will be where I post information that has helped me during my secondary breast cancer healing journey so readers can learn more and or have ideas to discuss with their doctor or oncologist.

I will begin by listing all the key resources, supplements and therapies that I believe have helped me most. Over time I will continue to update the information about each of these resources, supplements or therapies but for now I will just get the basic information down so you have something to get you started.