If I Had A Hammer

Pete Seeger concert photo b&w

Pete Seeger concert photo b&w

If I had a hammer I’d hammer in the morning
I’d hammer in the evening
All over this land…

I’d hammer out danger,
I’d hammer out a warning,
I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

A most famous song performed by Peter, Paul and Mary in the 60’s… the verse I think that really hit me was:

It’s the hammer of Justice,
It’s the bell of Freedom,
It’s the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

This song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays In 1949… Peter, Paul and Mary changed it a bit in 1963, but still the same premiss.  The Love we have between our Brother and our Sisters.  Not just in this country but on this planet… All over this Land!  This song is what came to mind with an experience had with new and old found friends…  Names are with held for privacy but I’ll use names… Maybe real maybe not.. that’s just how I roll…

As many things do, I am amazed…  The one thing, the thread we all share is humanity.  Even the most hard of heart has a place in his/her heart for something that is dear.   As a cancer commando, I am aware of the many things in this system that keep many from receiving the care that may save that life.  Like me, there are the folks that have been on that road and have found there are other ways…  But sadly, these too have a cost.  As a Physically challenged person dealing with pain on levels some days, I can’t even speak and needing money to nourish my body so it can heal.  Looking for a job as someone that is in constant pain and working to fight back the growths in this body is an exercise in futility but the battle roars on.  I choose to smile and be a happy man, this is also “how I roll”…  Sometimes it’s tough but without fail, everyday there comes a laugh, and somehow a guitar or something of music winds up on me and there’s the smile.  Pain and suffering still there but, beat back by the Grace Of God.  It has to be God.  Nothing else in the verse has this power…  Then he gives me friends, because these friends bring many smiles… WoW!

Friends, I have many… I cherish this more than gold.  Just when I’m down and have literally told myself I’m done, I surrender, please take me, why are you making me suffer so, do I really have a purpose?  I’m sorry, Please!!!   Then, there’s a hand, a word, that hammer comes with ever so light a touch to my heart.  A friend reaching out not in pity, not in sadness but with power, hey man, wassup!  It seems there is a faith that can over come. This faith in God and in the energy of a friend, all can be overcome.

I received a call last week from a friend from many years ago.  His little brother told him I was in town and gave him my number.  It was awesome to talk with my friend Jerry.  He gave me some news that touched my heart in a way that cannot be weighed.  He said, “remember when we used to sit down and you would teach me guitar” (40 years ago)… I said, Hey yeah!  he said, “well, I’m still playin every day and I owe it all to you, and I just wanted to thank you”…   Wow!  I’ve always said, I’m here for a reason, if for nothing else but to play a song that maybe just one person would hear and it would help him/her on the path to spiritual awareness the path to God.  Jerry is in a group to sings to the spirit of God and he taught his Son to play!  I was … I can’t even explain it and of course there was much emotion (ok I cried, I’m not really a sissy, I’m just an emotional dude so back off!  hahahah)  This to me, was a great thing…  How do you tell someone you may have sparked it and a lil push but he did all the work… I am but a humble Musician…

Official seal of City of Thousand Oaks

Official seal of City of Thousand Oaks

Then not a week later I’m on the great social network thing called facebook.  I’m a member of a group that is comprised of folks that either grew up or know someone that grew up in Thousand Oaks California (I Grew Up in Thousand Oaks, and then some).  What a great lil community this is.    I lived there back in the 60’s and 70’s.  I’m making new friends and we all get to know each other or re-kindle friendships.  As I do, I tend to share (maybe a bit to much) so there are no misunderstandings and also there’s the NO PITY rule.  So I’ve made some awesome friends and the banter runs a muck at times but if nobody takes it personal all is well.  Well, I made this friend, let’s just call him Jeff T.  (LoL!)  this last big 400+ million dollar jackpot, Mr Jeff T. bought a ticked and offered to share it with everyone in the group but you had to agree to terms.  The one that got me and just set me back, 10 mill had to go to Stevo (that’s me) to get medical treatment for this Cancer and to move to Nashville (which is my dream to get back to Nashville and play, play till I make it to the Opry)  Well, I gotta tell ya, this was a gesture that was to me beyond what the money was all about and everyone, know me or not was all in, I was blown away.  It was that Brother on Brother reaching out to help, and in communicating with Mr Jeff, this was what it was.  Was a genuine true spirit.  (and yes I wept, get off my back! lol)

So, If I had a hammer, and I could hammer out the love between my brothers and my sisters… I would indeed do that… most of all, I think I’m grateful to my Lord God for keeping me sane.  Even though I think I’m being tortured sometimes, It’s this body on this planet… My spirit is pain free, healthy and full of life, thanks to God, for Friends old and new  that I’ve been blessed with, and I keep on smile’n…

Y’all Be Cool… Give thanks, and pay attention… It’s what we are here for…



Whoa! Hold Your Horses!

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (Photo credit: Keith.Fulton)

Ok, this has nothing to do with horses.  Figure of speech, Stop!  in previous posts I’ve mentioned the several types of Cancers I have.  I also have mentioned the use of herbs and foods to combat this Cancer.  Well, today I was schooled in a big way.  I met and was treated by a Dr. of Chinese Medicine.  Not just an acupuncturist, not an herbololgist, but a Dr and Ph.D of Chinese Medicine.  TCM is the acronym (Traditional Chinese Medicine).  I know I know, what now Stevo, well, I’m about to share all of this and more.

So, it’s already been said, “I’ve been Schooled”.   While I was on the search for Thunder God Vine
as I’ve found a few other herbs to help nourish my body to heal.  So now I have some ammo but how do I use it.  Ya gotta know how to load the darn thing if your gonna shoot it…  I was talking with the Herb Lady at Lassen’s, she guided me to the Chinese Medicine Office down the street.  Well, I gotta tell ya, this Dr was very, very good.  First of all, with all my other ailments she first wanted to know about my pain.  I was like Pain?  I have Cancer forget the pain.  Well, if the pain can be addressed in the  body first, the body can exercise, more natural adrenaline, the immune system is boosted and then the body can fight and win.  Of course this is  all in a nutshell. Spoke with Dr Chen for over an hour on the location of my pain before she treated me.  A pretty
good outline on Chinese Medicine is Here on Wiki, and a pretty cool read.  Dr Yong Ping Chen is probably One of the coolest Dr.’s I’ve ever met.  She was very thorough and very patient.  I felt very comfortable.

Back to the reason I even went there in the first place, to see if I could get info on dose amounts for these herbs.  There are tons of webpages and sites telling you about a fruit or herb that will make you thin and or kills cancer, BUT, if you can find a site to advise you on dosage or quantity, good luck, but I’ve only been on the serious search for about 9 months…  Every Herb I mentioned she warned, yes these in high doses can kill cancer, however (I mean however!),  but THEY CAN BE TOXIC IN HIGH DOSES AND WILL USE YOUR OWN BODY TO POISON YOU…  It slapped me in the face like a brick.  Everything I’d ever head, learned, studied!  How could I’ve left out the concept (word) BALANCE… Balance Balance Balance!

Now, rather than beat myself up, now that I realize the wholeness of what needs to happen, I’m on this!  With the Body/Mind/Spirit Balanced you can do anything.  There are so many variables with cancer and even more with the Human Body.  Everyone of us have a distinct design, our DNA can be similar but we are very very different in many ways.  From Wikipedia: The human body is the entire structure of a human organism, and consists of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs. By the time the human reaches adulthood, the body consists of close to 100 trillion cells,[1] the basic unit of life.[2] These cells are organised biologically to eventually form the whole body. With only 100 different types of cancer cells, doesn’t sound so staggering…

100 trillion!

Point.  Not any “body” is the same, as there are many types of treatment for the same cell, it’s your body balance that makes it different.  The difference could be miniscule or substantial.   The statement “don’t give it power of you” is probably the most important but not to overcome any balance.  Here’s where I have the problem.  If you are weak at heart might wanna skip to the next paragraph (heh, I know tempting huh)…  I panic,  and if you’ve ever stood in front of a toilet and watched Grape Juice colored urine flow out the end of your penis, and then, a quarter sized blood clot flops out, well, that shit ain’t supposed to happen.  So you’re standing thinking, well, I guess I have a problem, or like me, “Shit, It’s Back!…  Now I’m in panic mode, I’ve forgotten everything I learned while practicing Whole body Health, Tai Chi, Kung Fu or even younger Kenpo and Shotokan… Anything I’ve learned from friends and Loved ones.  Balance, clam the mind so it can flow with the spirit, the mind and spirit can only meet the body when they are in tune…  If you try to do anything, mentally/physical or Spiritual with out complete balance/harmony, you will spiral back to the beginning, maybe further, wondering what the hell happened.   The panic overtook me to the point I felt desperate. For some reason being told I have tumors on both Kidneys, Liver, Bladder and prostate, then one blood test later, let’s add Leukemia   to the mix,  SNAP!  Oh and lets pile forcing myself  to be homeless because I didn’t want to be a burden… I wonder where that ever came from?  I think I’ll address that later in my sleep…

Grabbing at anything I thought would bring an end to this madness led me to the present state of calm.  In looking for a way to use these “Cancer SuperFoods: I spoke with the Herb Lady at Lassen’s, Oh, here we are back at Lassen’s, Hmm, yes…  There is so much if you try to tackle it all at one time.  Just like the body, gradual changes can only occur naturally with any benefit.  Example, I once was in outstanding shape, a pretty healthy dude.  I then created an environment for things to happen in my body that aren’t so healthy for a long life on this planet.  This happened gradually, slowly over time it took it’s toll.  So there can be no quick fix, actually, there are no real quick fixes for anything, right?  (ok, maybe a finger in the Dyke, but that’s only temporary)…

English: A Yin-Yang symbol transformed into He...

English: A Yin-Yang symbol transformed into Heaven and Earth, with the Chinese characters for each. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is considered that Heaven is Yang and Earth is Yin, so that is how they are represented here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Acupuncture, I had a treatment today and it reduced my pain by over 50 to 70%.   I am set for my second treatment on Friday.  As soon as I can exercise and get my body moving, this is the focus of treatment.  However, when I mentioned Diet and herbs, she told me to concentrate on whole foods.  No red meat, fish is good.  no dairy (at all) water, green tea and green veggies.   When I eat let the body know this is ok for healing and good.  Stay away from eating till I’m full.  Let the body work itself and this is the start.  There is much more.  I’m also seeing a Naturapathic Doctor in Santa Monica.  Making informed and guided decisions are key at this point.  Both Doctors are trusted so I’m on this path.  Both are about balance and letting the body work to heal.  God made this amazing self righting machine to function well always if properly maintained and fueled.  Prayer, (part of the balance) will be the glue that keeps me focused.  Putting myself in panic mode is not healthy, nor will it get the healing done!

So, with all that has happened in the last week.  Reuniting with Family, Friends, Home, I have taken my own advise.  I stand barefoot in the cool grass, both morning and evening.  This is where I pray, this is where I gather balance and thoughts for the day.  I pray that you all take a moment and gather your Balance, Talk with God, give thanks for another day on planet earth and guide us to a better way, until we go home… Not to some strange mystical place or a feared Judgment.  Home…  If you have read this because you have or know someone that has Cancer, or you follow these rambling words.  Take a moment to be the one that stands true, prevent panic (you are a Hero).  What ever treatment you choose will be your choice and your balance.  I hope it is a more natural approach, however, there is no right or wrong way.  Most Cancer treatments today include a diet geared toward keeping the Immune System geared up for what ever treatment… really think about it and do your homework, and find your balance.  With what I’ve learned in the last few days, even the most harmless of herb, done in concentrations to kill cancer (because it can), it’s no different than doing Chemical Chemo Treatments.  Sometimes this may be necessary, I would opt for a natural option than a chemical.  But that’s just me.  You all are in my prayers and with enough of that maybe we can fix the whole deal.

Alright, God Bless & Stay Safe…




As I Listen…

As of late I’ve been in much pain.  Physical pain…. Mostly I pray thru the pain and it takes me to a place I can deal with it, but for some reason I’m paralyzed by the raging in my body.  Mostly I could pick up my guitar and play thru this time but as of late it’s just to intense.  In prayer I was guided to listening.

When I was young I was very, let’s say, uppity.  I had a teacher that would amaze me with her teaching so I was usually very good but as kids do I would just lose it… (makes me laugh just thinking of those times).   I remember her grabbing my face, not hard, just to get my total attention.  She said to me,  “God gave you two ears and one mouth, why do you think that is mister?”  of course I said I don’t know cause I was really kinda scared.  “To make sure you use your ears more than your mouth, listen more and talk less”…  I got it…  If I remember right I was an A student in that class after that…  What a great memory…

So now I’m 41 years older and she is still in my mind and heart.  Back to Listening.  I plugged in the mp3 player with some old recordings I’ve been working on for some time and some semi finished stuff and found myself immersed in this and found myself calm and only when I thought of it did the pain return.

Sound, I’ve always thought of what I play as a gift from God and have wondered if I would be given the gift to play to help heal others in pain or suffering in all areas.  Physical, Spiritual, what ever.  I’ve listened to much music and feel it all.  I know the sound I like and it makes me feel good or what ever way I want to feel.

Recently I’ve been united with my Brother Ron.  A fantastic Musician,  however he had an accident and severed his hand.  it was re attached, however it was not like before.  Being of the same blood and belief in God and Sound, and even though he was told he would never play again he suffered thru many hours of pain to play, fulfill his destiny, if you will.  He still plays how well we shall soon see.  It’s been way to many years (over 15 years since I’ve seen my Brother.  He will be helping me along with my Brother Rob in working with my body to heal from this Cancer and during this we will play… I remember years when we were kids, we would play.  I started to teach him and he took that one and ran.  He was soon a far more technical musician than I…  I was proud and would hope to compose with him someday.  this day may come to pass soon… I pray it does…  I’ve always believed in the Brotherhood of the Sound…  It is our true gift from God…

So as I listen to the music of my making and of some very close friends Like Hanpeter Kruesi, he composes in Switzerland, I have found a place to lose this temporary state my body is in.  There is still much work to be done…  But it is being done… Praise God it’s being done…


Cancer Fighting Food… Hard Core Fighters…

Hi y’all,

I posted something on my facebook wall as a “Call To Arms” and a call for help.  I’m simply going to copy and paste from there as I can’t type another line, and, one can use all the help one can get.  I’m reaching out, I’m doing much on my end but as much input as I can get here is better.  I’m not really sure if this is the place and I’m not posting this for sympathy.  It’s a path I chose to roll with rather than orthodox methods of treatment.  I’ve in the past taken treatment and I’m here to tell ya, not good.   I’m sure there are success stories from folks that have injected poisonous chemicals into them, with a healthy diet to help them from the “Cancer Centers of America”.  I, however, do not have the insurance or cash to take that route and to be honest would never put that garbage in my body again.  I was so sick, I couldn’t function.  Anyway… Any info or food sources that can help would be awesome…

Thank you in advance for any time, prayer, good energy, healing thoughts or just anything, for helping not just me but anyone looking for help in this area as well.  There is a commercial on TV that says, make noise because there is a cure… Well the cure is in nature and in the mind, heart and Love…

Ok, I’ve rewritten this so many times I’m just gunna say what’s up then say what I need… Ok… If you are weak at heart ya might wanna skip to the end… So, It’s no secret I’ve battled Cancer and held it at bay even thought it was gone.  I really work on not giving it power of my thought or even being a part of my life.  Here’s the thing.  Not only have I had a rebound It’s kinda spreading around a bit and it’s pissed…  So here is what the Docs seem to have found in me at present…

#1 – Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, so far in Stage 2 – I’m not really to worried about this However it’s there…
In people with CLL/SLL, the lymphocytes don’t mature properly. These faulty cells do not die normally but instead accumulate in the bone marrow, bloodstream, and organs of the body. The buildup of abnormal lymphocytes not only interferes with the function of the immune system but also disrupts the production of other blood cells and the functions of vital organs, including the spleen. As a result, a person becomes more at risk of developing infections, anemia, and other cancers, including skin cancer and more serious cancers of the lymphocytes.

Over 15,000 new cases of CLL/SLL are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year. The disease is typically diagnosed in adults in their mid-60s and is rarely found in people under the age of 40. Men are nearly twice as likely to develop this disease as women. CLL/SLL is more common in Caucasians and Afro-Americans and rarely diagnosed in people with ancestors from China, Japan, and other parts of Southeast Asia.

The outlook for a person diagnosed with CLL/SLL varies widely. For 2 out of 3 patients, the disease either remains stable for many years or progresses very slowly. These patients can delay treatment for several years or may never need treatment at all. In the remaining third of patients, the disease progresses quickly and brings about debilitating symptoms. For these patients, treatment is critical to slow down the disease and prolong their life. Approximately 4,500 people in the United States are expected to die this year from CLL/SLL. A thorough evaluation by a doctor who specializes in blood disorders and is experienced with CLL/SLL is vital to ensure that life-sustaining treatment is started when needed.

#2 – Bladder Cancer (New Tumors)
#3 – Prostate Cancer (Transitional Cell Carcinoma) Can Be a slow mover but with the others it could mutate and is probably where the next one came from…
#4 –  Kidney Cancer – AKA, renal adenocarcinoma or hypernephroma. Another type of cancer, transitional cell carcinoma, affects the renal pelvis. It is similar to bladder cancer and is often treated like bladder cancer.
and the fun part of all this is it’s really pissed.  I get tired and sometimes dizzy.  I’m bleeding heavily and have pain in the pelvis area.  Ok I know maybe TMI but just thought I’d share.

So here is what I need from my friends… I am looking for power foods.  I’m on a very limited budget so what I get must be fresh, and powerful.  I do have a list of stuff so lemme share that with ya…

Cancer Fighting Foods/Spices

The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet related. What you eat can hurt you, but it can also help you. Many of the common foods found in grocery stores or organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. There isn’t a single element in a particular food that does all the work: The best thing to do is eat a variety of foods.

The following foods have the ability to help stave off cancer and some can even help inhibit cancer cell growth or reduce tumor size.

Avocados Moot, I’m alergic…

Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower have a chemical component called indole-3-carbinol that can combat breast cancer by converting a cancer-promoting estrogen into a more protective variety.

Broccoli, especially sprouts, also have the phytochemical sulforaphane, a product of glucoraphanin – believed to aid in preventing some types of cancer, like colon and rectal cancer. Sulforaphane induces the production of certain enzymes that can deactivate free radicals and carcinogens. The enzymes have been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors in laboratory animals.  However, be aware that the Agriculture Department studied 71 types of broccoli plants and found a 30-fold difference in the amounts of glucoraphanin. It appears that the more bitter the broccoli is, the more glucoraphanin it has. Broccoli sprouts have been developed under the trade name BroccoSprouts that have a consistent level of sulforaphane – as much as 20 times higher than the levels found in mature heads of broccoli.

Carrots contain a lot of beta carotene, which may help reduce a wide range of cancers including lung, mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, bladder, prostate and breast. Some research indicated beta carotene may actually cause cancer, but this has not proven that eating carrots, unless in very large quantities – 2 to 3 kilos a day, can cause cancer.  In fact, a substance called falcarinol that is found in carrots has been found to reduce the risk of cancer, according to researchers at Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS). Kirsten Brandt, head of the research department, explained that isolated cancer cells grow more slowly when exposed to falcarinol. This substance is a polyacethylen, however, so it is important not to cook the carrots.

Chili peppers and jalapenos contain a chemical, capsaicin, which may neutralize certain cancer-causing substances (nitrosamines) and may help prevent cancers such as stomach cancer.

Cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage contain two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin that may help decrease prostate and other cancers.

Figs apparently have a derivative of benzaldehyde. It has been reported that investigators at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Tokyo say benzaldehyde is highly effective at shrinking tumors, though I haven’t seen this report. In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says figs, which contain vitamins A and C, and calcium, magnesium and potassium, may curtail appetite and improve weight-loss efforts. Fig juice is also a potent bacteria killer in test-tube studies.

Flax contains lignans, which may have an antioxidant effect and block or suppress cancerous changes. Flax is also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to protect against colon cancer and heart disease. See Budwig diet for a specialized diet using flax seed oil and cottage cheese. For studies about flax seed and flax oil, go to our Important News or Archives Page.

Garlic has immune-enhancing allium compounds (dialyl sultides) that appear to increase the activity of immune cells that fight cancer and indirectly help break down cancer causing substances. These substances also help block carcinogens from entering cells and slow tumor development. Diallyl sulfide, a component of garlic oil, has also been shown to render carcinogens in the liver inactive. Studies have linked garlic — as well as onions, leeks, and chives — to lower risk of stomach and colon cancer. Dr. Lenore Arab, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the UNC-CH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) schools of public health and medicine and colleagues analyzed a number of studies and reported their findings in the October 2000 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. According to the report, people who consume raw or cooked garlic regularly face about half the risk of stomach cancer and two-thirds the risk of colorectal cancer as people who eat little or none. Their studies didn’t show garlic supplements had the same effect. It is believed garlic may help prevent stomach cancer because it has anti-bacterial effects against a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, found in the stomach and known to promote cancer there.

Grapefruits, like oranges and other citrus fruits, contain monoterpenes, believed to help prevent cancer by sweeping carcinogens out of the body. Some studies show that grapefruit may inhibit the proliferation of breast-cancer cells in vitro. They also contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folic acid.

Grapes, red contain bioflavonoids, powerful antioxidants that work as cancer preventives. Grapes are also a rich source of resveratrol, which inhibits the enzymes that can stimulate cancer-cell growth and suppress immune response. They also contain ellagic acid, a compound that blocks enzymes that are necessary for cancer cells – this appears to help slow the growth of tumors.

Studies show that consumption of green and yellow leafy vegetables has been associated with lower levels of stomach cancer.

Kale has indoles, nitrogen compounds which may help stop the conversion of certain lesions to cancerous cells in estrogen-sensitive tissues. In addition, isothiocyanates, phytochemicals found in kale, are thought to suppress tumor growth and block cancer-causing substances from reaching their targets.

Licorice root has a chemical, glycyrrhizin, that blocks a component of testosterone and therefore may help prevent the growth of prostate cancer. However, excessive amounts can lead to elevated blood pressure.

Mushrooms – There are a number of mushrooms that appear to help the body fight cancer and build the immune system – Shiitake, maitake, reishi, Agaricus blazei Murill, and Coriolus Versicolor.  These mushrooms contain polysaccharides, especially  Lentinan, powerful compounds that help in building immunity. They are a source of Beta Glucan. They also have a protein called lectin, which attacks cancerous cells and prevents them from multiplying. They also contain Thioproline. These mushrooms can stimulate the production of interferon in the body. Extracts from mushrooms have been successfully tested in recent years in Japan as an adjunct to chemotherapy. PSK is made from the Coriolus Versicolor. Maitake mushroom extract is PCM4.

Nuts contain the antioxidants quercetin and campferol that may suppress the growth of cancers. Brazil nut contains 80 micrograms of selenium, which is important for those with prostate cancer. (Note: Many people are allergic to the proteins in nuts, so if you have any symptoms such as itchy mouth, tight throat, wheezing, etc. after eating nuts, stop. Consider taking a selenium supplement instead or work with someone on how to eliminate this allergy.)

Oranges and lemons contain Iimonene which stimulates cancer-killing immune cells (lymphocytes, e.g.) that may also break down cancer-causing substances.

Papayas have vitamin C that works as an antioxidant and may also reduce absorption of cancer-causing nitrosamines from the soil or processed foods. Papaya contains folacin (also known as folic acid), which has been shown to minimize cervical dysplasia and certain cancers.

Raspberries contain many vitamins, minerals, plant compounds and antioxidants known as anthocyanins that may protect against cancer. According to a recent research study reported by Cancer Research 2001;61:6112-6119, rats fed diets of 5% to 10% black raspberries saw the number of esophageal tumors decrease by 43% to 62%. A diet containing 5% black raspberries was more effective than a diet containing 10% black raspberries. Research reported in the journal Nutrition and Cancer in May 2002 shows black raspberries may also thwart colon cancer. Black raspberries are rich in antioxidants, thought to have even more cancer-preventing properties than blueberries and strawberries.

Red wine, even without alcohol, has polyphenols that may protect against various types of cancer. Polyphenols are potent antioxidants, compounds that help neutralize disease-causing free radicals.  Also, researchers at the University of North Carolina’s medical school in Chapel Hill found the compound resveratrol, which is found in grape skins. It appears that resveratrol inhibits cell proliferation and can help prevent cancer. However, the findings didn’t extend to heavy imbibers, so it should be used in moderation. In addition, alcohol can be  toxic to the liver and to the nervous system, and many wines have sulfites, which may be harmful to your health. Note:  some research indicates that alcohol is considered a class “A” carcinogen which can actually cause cancer – see http://www.jrussellshealth.com/alccanc.html. You should probably switch to non-alcoholic wines.

Rosemary may help increase the activity of detoxification enzymes. An extract of rosemary, termed carnosol, has inhibited the development of both breast and skin tumors in animals. We haven’t found any studies done on humans. Rosemary can be used as a seasoning. It can also be consumed as a tea: Use 1 tsp. dried leaves per cup of hot water; steep for 15 minutes.

Seaweed and other sea vegetables contain beta-carotene, protein, vitamin B12, fiber, and chlorophyll, as well as chlorophylones – important fatty acids that may help in the fight against breast cancer. Many sea vegetables also have high concentrations of the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and iodine.

Soy products like tofu contain several types of phytoestrogens — weak, nonsteroidal estrogens that could help prevent both breast and prostate cancer by blocking and suppressing cancerous changes. There are a number of isoflavones in soy products, but research has shown that genistein is the most potent inhibitor of the growth and spread of cancerous cells. It appears to lower breast-cancer risk by inhibiting the growth of epithelial cells and new blood vessels that tumors require to flourish and is being scrutinized as a potential anti-cancer drug.  However, there are some precautions to consider when adding soy to your diet. Eating up to 4 or 5 ounces of tofu or other soy a day is probably ok, but research is being done to see if loading up on soy could cause hormone imbalances that stimulate cancer growth. As a precaution, women who have breast cancer or are at high risk should talk to their doctors before taking pure isoflavone powder and pills, extracted from soy.

Sweet potatoes contain many anticancer properties, including beta-carotene, which may protect DNA in the cell nucleus from cancer-causing chemicals outside the nuclear membrane.

Teas: Green Tea and Black tea contain certain antioxidants known as polyphenols (catechins) which appear to prevent cancer cells from dividing. Green tea is best, followed by our more common black tea (herbal teas do not show this benefit). According to a report in the July 2001 issue of the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, these polyphenols that are abundant in green tea, red wine and olive oil, may protect against various types of cancer. Dry green tea leaves, which are about 40% polyphenols by weight, may also reduce the risk of cancer of the stomach, lung, colon, rectum, liver and pancreas, study findings have suggested.

Tapioca is derived from the cassava plant. It is one of the many plants that manufactures cyanide by producing a chemical called linamarine which releases hydrogen cyanide when it is broken down by the linamarase enzyme. Spanish researches have been studying the cassava and attempting to clone the genes from the plant which are responsible for producing the hydrogen cyanide and then transfer it to a retrovirus.  However, funding for the project has run out. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_317000/317467.stm for more information on this. For a list of other foods that contain B17, go to our laetrile page.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that attacks roaming oxygen molecules, known as free radicals, that are suspected of triggering cancer. It appears that the hotter the weather, the more lycopene tomatoes produce. They also have vitamin C, an antioxidant which can prevent cellular damage that leads to cancer. Watermelons, carrots, and red peppers also contain these substances, but in lesser quantities. It is concentrated by cooking tomatoes.  Scientists in Israel have shown that lycopene can kill mouth cancer cells. An increased intake of lycopene has already been linked to a reduced risk of breast, prostate, pancreas and colorectal cancer. (Note: Recent studies indicate that for proper absorption, the body also needs some oil along with lycopene.)

Tumeric (curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family, is believed to have medicinal properties because it inhibits production of the inflammation-related enzyme cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2), levels of which are abnormally high in certain inflammatory diseases and cancers, especially bowel and colon cancer. In fact, a pharmaceutical company Phytopharm in the UK hopes to introduce a natural product, P54, that contains certain volatile oils, which greatly increase the potency of the turmeric spice.

Turnips are said to contain glucose molaes which is a cancer fighting compound. I haven’t confirmed this.

Consumption of fruits and vegetables has been associated with decreased risk of cancers of the colon and rectum.

There are many good books on this topic, including Vern Verona’s book on “Cancer Fighting Foods.”

Also there with alternative treatments I have this info so far…

Some of the alternativetherapies that are used include:

  • Nutrition – to boost the immune system, to increase natural mechanisms for eliminating the tumor, and to prevent reoccurrences.  Typically this includes nutritional supplements, intravenous protocols (such as high doses of vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and immune support nutrients), and diet (such as frequent raw vegetable juices, whole grains, legumes and elimination of foods which feed cancer and weaken the immune system).
  • Enzymes – to facilitate the breakdown of the protective coating around cancer cells and to support healthy metabolic processes.
  • Oxygenation – to bring vital energy to the cells, reverse tumor growth and facilitate the elimination of pathogens (fungi, bacteria and viruses) which may be weakening the immune system.  This may take the form of ozone therapy, deep breathing exercises and/or oxygenation of the blood directly through intravenous protocols.
  • Detoxification – to eliminate substances which may be burdening the immune system, compromising metabolic processes and blocking energy flow (e.g. heavy metals, pesticides, environmental toxins, and metabolic wastes).  This may take the form of herbal and nutritional products that open up the elimination channels (liver, kidney, colon, and urinary system), colonics, detoxification diets, and IV chelation protocols.
  • Emotional Healing – to eliminate toxic emotions and memories somatized in the body.  This may take the form of counseling, emotional release therapies, deep breathing, reiki, homeopathy, or bodywork.
  • Tumor Targeting – to aggressively reduce the tumor size.  This may take the form of cancer vaccines, hyperthermia, or chemotherapy alternatives such as ukrain, amygdalin, mistletoe, and carnivora.
  • Life Style Change and Stress Control – to assist the individual in making the necessary changes in their life structure and belief system to minimize stress.
  • Spiritual Connection – to re-connect the individual with their purpose for being alive and to strengthen their will to live.  This may take the form of prayer, meditation, or spiritual counseling.

I have cut refined sugar and cigarettes from my diet, along with pain meds and other forms of chemical meds, Unless I know what it has in it and it’s from the earth, it’s not going in me ever again … Hah, very funny, no I don’t eat cigs…  I’m still working on putting a healing diet in full swing… in the first place I really need to stop bleeding… If I haven’t mentioned I have refused any Chemo or surgery ever, it’s not on my agenda and it is not gunna happen.  I am doing this, with the help of love and the power of the amazing self righting machine God Gave me…  but the bleeding is freakin me out… plus it can’t be good… I’m not talk’n a little hematuria.  Full on pure red blood coming from my man part… I know sorry.. :/ but it freaks me out… this must stop now!

So here’s what I need.  With all this there is always something else, something that may be a super power food that is simple and something that with all the info on the net can be over looked of never found with extensive looking by one.  So If I could ask for a few minutes a day, even if it’s just one day… Of each of my friends and constant searching here I can get this to stop and go away.  I do work really hard on my self.  Inner work and cleansing the me and keeping it clean.  Visualize myself healthy and lean, clean healthy organs and daily Affirmations.  Many from one of my heros, Louise L Hay… check this out, this Woman cured herself of a Terminal Cancer with her mind and spirit…

http://youtu.be/0ZfAUVFDhcE Check her out…

There are more people and a few of my friends that can benefit from this group effort…

Please, if you have time awesome… if not that’s awesome too.  your prayer is awesome.  good thoughts, good vibes… We can join to heal each other…

It would be nice if I had my Blend Tech blender.  Perfect actually, but my ex room mates felt it was a cool thing for them to take from me and take advantage of.  after selling all my music gear for pennies and never called me to work on what they could get and maybe they didnt’ have to sell all my stuff for a utility bill under 300 bucks, that was encured when I wasn’t even there I was literally on the road for three months straight.  Oh not to mention the 1030.00 I paid for rent when I didn’t live there so I wouldn’t put them in a bind.  Money I had to borrow because I didn’t want my friends to be in dire straights and I even called them and it was always paid on time…  The same was not extended to me and over 3k in my music instruments was sold for pennies… they sold my Violin (worth 1100 bucks, for 30 bucks)  but I’m not bitter… I just have never said anything but it would be nice to have my blender 500 dollar blender…  Got some real good stuff from me that meant alot to me.  I was in dire straights and was taken to the cleaners… Ok, got that out… I hope they are healthy and safe really… Not bad people really, If it wasn’t for them I would have been in a world of shit a few times… but I always paid back for sure… blender…  😉  ok enough  Seriously I’ve let it go… I hope they have.

I’m over coming this as we are in this space…  I just need a hand with some stuff…

Much Love and peace…  Be sure to check out Louise… She is Awesome!