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.

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 Life Energy C 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 believe it is.

Next step in clearing my name: an out of pocket blood test called a circulating tumor cell count. I’ll need to travel to Sydney or Brisbane on a Monday to have blood taken and this blood is then flown directly to a lab in Europe. All sounds very expensive and complicated. The excitement of knowing how few cancer cells I have circulating will help me save the money I need to make this happen.

You are welcome to subscribe to this blog if you are keen to know how I go with the blood tests. And… I invite you to consider buying a bottle of my Life Energy C. That is, of course if you located in Australia and want to give your immune system a boost whilst contributing to my now ‘continuously savings for blood test lifestyle’.

I will have  a minimum of $4k out of pocket expenses each year to safely track my circulating tumor cell count. I just can’t bring myself to subject my body to any more radioactive isotopes which the government is happy for me to have for free.

My body is telling me that having a radioactive carcinogen injected into my body, targeted directly at my freshly healed/ healing bones is too high a price to pay for such little information.

Living on the mid north coast of NSW, Australia might mean a flight to Sydney to do the CCT blood tests on a Monday morning, so that the blood gets to TNT couriers in Sydney for a Monday 4pm deadline, and fresh to Germany for an analysis. The information on these tests and how to get them is found here. It’s not covered by Medicare and cost about A$630. It’s not cheap, but I think the money will give me valuable information without the long term radioactive poisoning of the very bones I’m spending all this time and energy healing.

The amazon link to the book I have been reading on safe testing options is here and it’s available as an easy to read e-book on Kindle. The author also a much in demand public speaker and one of her very informative talks from a few years back is linked here . She even facilitated and truly mind blowing online course on all things cancer detection, alternative and integrative healing.

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

Diagnosis Shock and Stressfr

When I first got the news from my breast surgeon, in June 2017, that the breast cancer was back and  had found its way into about 7 places in my bones I was deeply shocked. The first month or two after diagnosis of stage 4 cancer was overwhelming. I got a horrible response and no support from my original GP, and then a couple of weeks later went on Zolodex hormone blockers as prescribed by my oncologist. My adrenal system was well into over-drive. I speak to other people each week who are in similar ‘totally shocked, exhausted and or highly stressed’ early stages of healing,  and my hope is that my story below will be helpful to one of these dear souls

When I got my secondary breast cancer diagnosis I went to see my then GP, who at the time was is well known in the area to offer alternative medicines and referrals to her patients. The earliest possible appointment for me to see her was two weeks after I found out the news of metastasis. During the two week period I waited to see her, I was online researching hormone receptor positive breast cancer treatments and talking to my very supportive breast surgeon in Brisbane, Dr. Christopher Pyke.  I had regular contact with Dr. Pyke, after my stage 2 mastectomy in 2014. He saw me each year and ordered my MRI scans and had also ordered my PET & CT scans after the MRI in May 2017 found three spots which led to three biopsies, all of which returned the news that the breast cancer was in my lymph nodes and remaining breast tissue.

So, in the first two weeks after the CT and PET confirming secondary breast cancer to the bones, I was spending  a lot of time online researching the new ketogenic diet I was on, and learning about the conventional hormone therapies that Dr. Pyke had told me about. Before I got in to see my then GP, I had already come to the conclusion that I would ask her for a referral for the Cancer Institute in Coffs Harbour where I could speak to the oncologist hear what she had to say about the various hormone treatments available.

When I went in to see her, I let her know I was there to obtain a referral to the oncologist; she sat and nodded. I then asked her if she could refer me to a good dietician as I was seeking support and some assurance in regards to  the ketogenic diet. Her response was. ‘the cancer institute has a dietician, speak to them’. Then my next question to her was regarding a referral to a good exercise physiologist so I could  learn how to best support the specific muscles near the tumour on my L3. Her response to this was exactly the same as the first response; ‘the cancer institute has a physiotherapist you can speak to’.

So now, I’m sitting there barely five minutes into our appointment time, wondering what else I had on my list. My partner Neil looks up from his empty note pad ( his job is to write down what the doctors say) and he asks her “So what can you do for Abbey?” Her response to this question was shocking and what I believe sent me from manageable stress, into adrenal over-drive. Her words, no joke, were these;
“Come back to me when you need me to write you a referral to palliative care.”
Hearing these words I stood up to leave her office as I knew then that she was not interested in practicing integrative health, only alternative.

Note to all the newly diagnosed: Be aware of the difference between alternative and integrative when seeking a good GP.

I had seen this same alternative GP back in 2014 when I had 3 lobular carcinoma lumps detected in my left breast. Back then, she talked about the oncologist and the hormone treatment in a way, that easily persuaded me not to go that path. She did not encourage me to be brave and learn all I could; instead she spoke to me about estrogen-less sagging breasts and dry vaginas. She advised me to increase the time I spent on my meditation and Qi Gong practices and make monthly appointments with her colleague, a very alternative energy healer. She made no suggestion that I return see her for blood tests regularly or anything else, after my post mastectomy check up in April 2014.

So here I was 3 years later, in June 2017 walking out of her office (for the last time) with a referral to the oncologist but no other professional support in place. It was only after a month or so, of not knowing who to turn to, that a series of almost magical events led me to a really wonderful local integrative GP, Dr. Adrian Hekel.

When Dr. Hekel asked me why I was there, I told him about my need to have an integrative doctor, someone outside the cancer institute to walk beside me and support me in doing the very best I could to get through this. I asked if he could find me the diet and physio support, and he did. I also told him about the mental, emotional and physical side effects of the chemical menopause. I had just begun a monthly Zolodex implant and was an emotional  mess.

After my second appointment at Northside Health, and a thorough biopsychosocial evaluation, Dr. Hekel suggested I try  a supplement, the Metagenics brand of AdrenoTone tablets. The idea was that they would support my adrenals replenish after the shocking diagnosis and the effects of  drastic hormonal manipulation. The herbs in the AdrenoTone product quickly agreed with me, and my ability to cope with situation on all levels improved rapidly.

I am so grateful that I was supported at this level, when I was. This integrative support enabled me to regain and focus my energy and emotions, and direct them toward my healing goals.

One of the herbs in the AdrenoTone was Siberian Ginseng , and I’m sure my oncologist would not have been happy with me using it. Siberian ginseng ‘might’ act like estrogen, Estrogen being the hormone the oncology injection was blocking. The official word of caution is “If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don’t use Siberian ginseng.” I decided for myself within days that if taking it was improving my quality of life this dramatically that I would continue to take it ‘short term and not long term’. Just long enought to get me through the overwhelm, shock and stress period.

Ashwagandha was another herb in the AdrenoTone tablets, however it that was not going to be an estrogen issue. I did go out and buy a large bag of Aswagandha from Noodles Emporium on Ebay. Ashwagandha really helped me in smoothing out the early days of overnight menopause madness. I still have some in my kit, which I take from time to time.

I wrote this because I care about so many of the people I speak to each week who are reeling in shock and confusion like I once was; unable to think straight or keep it together emotionally. I firmly believe that replenishing our adrenals during times of  deep shock and great stress is the best place to start the healing process. Being in that sustained state of fright, flight or freeze post diagnosis does not help the body heal one bit. I believe that the stress occurring around the time of diagnosis can be outright highly dangerous in itself without the right integrative care and adrenal support.

Thank-you Dr. Hekel for offering me this support at the start of my own healing journey.

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