What to eat and drink and why
In October 2016 Jack told me he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the prostate that had spread to his bones. He was pretty sick and needed a lot of help with just everyday tasks of getting dressed, eating and just moving around in general . I agreed to help him get through this challenge.
The general practitioner told him to go to an oncology center right away. We met with an oncologist and set up an appointment to start chemotherapy treatments the next week. During that next week I poured over the big notebook of information they gave us at the initial visit at the oncology center. The more I read a horrible sense of dread came over me about what the next few months would hold for Jack and myself as his caregiver. But we went ahead and kept the appointment for the first chemotherapy treatment. However, we asked if he was going to be ok for a trip to Chicago, after his treatment, the following weekend to see his daughter and her family. They said, “Probably not. . .it would be better to wait another week to start treatment.”
Thank God we had that week to rethink everything!
During our trip to Chicago we discovered a website called, “Cure Your Own Cancer.” This site lead us to finding, “The Healing Clinic” which educated us about the use of cannibus oil to heal cancer. Also during that week, after we returned home to Eureka, my spirit led me to stop in Fain’s Herbary where I had an impromptu meeting with Dr. Jim Fain. I wasn’t sure what I hoped to gain from that visit, but when I left there I had been given some valuable information about causes of cancer, guidelines for whole food choices, supplements to enhance and support treatment and a new sense of direction for treating Jack’s cancer.
So here’s what we did to change his eating habits. . .
- Eliminated fructose, table sugar, corn sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Stevia, a plant based sweetener is good if you really desire sweetened coffee, tea or cereal. We also used the glycemic Index food plan choosing foods rated 65 or lower because some foods turn into sugar in the bloodstream faster than others. To see this index go to www.glycemic.com.
- Used olive oil or coconut oil instead of butter or vegetable oil.
- Eliminated red meat consumption. We were careful in choosing fish emphasizing “Wild Caught” and ate only natural, non hormone chicken. Once in a while we would have pork loin or chops being careful of its origins.
- Avoided all processed and pre prepared foods. We made all our meals from scratch as much as possible.
- Eliminated gluten foods, mainly bread, pasta etc. Sprouted multigrain bread is a healthier choice is you just can’t find gluten free products you like.
- Included fresh fruits and vegetables emphasizing asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, mushrooms and onions. Avoided all fruit juices but instead ate a lot of whole fruit.
- Avoided alcohol choosing only dry wine or clear liquor for an occasional drink.
- Drank 3 cups of green tea each day.
- Chose ORGANIC as much as possible. Remember, “Either you pay now or pay later.”
Some menu samples follow:
|Breakfast:||Eggs prepared however you like using organic coconut oil instead of butter.
Gluten free toast
Oatmeal or other whole grain, non gluten hot cereal.
|Lunch:||Salads with lots of vegetables and soups made from scratch or Amy’s organic.|
|Dinner:||Protein: Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian. Green vegetable, carbohydrate such as
cous cous, quinoi, whole grain rice, or barley.
Daily activities such as walking, yoga, and strength training are also beneficial.
In addition, paying attention to your body’s ph is very important. (More on that to follow)