I've developed this regimen over time and it looks very different from the "one-size-fits-all" protocol that was prescribed to me when I went to the hospital in Mexico. I think each individual needs to investigate their own possible deficiencies, absorption problems and/or toxic metal loads before being sure of what their bodies need to heal.
I've highlighted the items I will probably always take, although the amounts may change. The rest of the supplements I will gradually eliminate as my body continues to heal. Once I've completely detoxed from the heavy metals and my deficiency and absorption problems have been resolved I should have no problem getting everything I need from my plant-based diet.
So here's my protocol (everything in bold will likely be followed for the rest of my life):
• I start the day with a 2-ounce shot of wheatgrass juice, which cleanses and oxygenates the blood. It also helps to pull heavy metals out of bodily tissues.
• Greens, greens, and more greens! I put greens and fruit in my morning smoothie; I eat a large salad for lunch, and dinner always involves greens and other vegetables in some form.
• I've transitioned to more raw foods (vegetables, fruits, sprouts, juices, nuts, seeds and flax, coconut and olive oils.) The change has been gradual and natural. I'm usually 100% raw until the weekend, at which time I'm at least 80% raw. I put no pressure on myself to adhere to a certain percentage; rather, I feed my body what it asks for. I still crave rice, beans, bread, eggs, steamed veggies, etc., but as I continue with more raw food, these cravings may diminish. In fact, I no longer crave dairy or sugar as I once did. I can replace cooked grains, legumes and beans with their sprouts and grasses, and breads can be replaced with raw, dehydrated crackers which I'm still experimenting on. If I find that those cravings never diminish then I’ll happily continue with an 80 – 100% raw diet.
There are many reasons for raw foods, but that's a whole other report on its own. I believe that virtually everyone would benefit from replacing some percentage of cooked and processed foods with raw foods, and the more the better. Knowing what amount will work best is an individual investigation that takes time.
• I do a weekly cleansing fast; a monthly three-day fast, and a seasonal five to ten-day fast. I started regular fasting after my condition had remained stabilized for several months. The long fasts may vary in duration. My longest fast so far has been five days, and my upcoming Spring fast will be seven days. In the Summer I intend to complete a ten-day fast. Fasting helps my body rest, detoxify and rejuvenate itself.
When I started consuming more raw foods and fasting, my tumor markers finally started to plummet. The internal purification taking place has led me to want more raw food and less cooked, and I am much more in tune with the actual needs rather than the addictive cravings of my body. Our bodies are vibrating in energy, and I feel my rate of vibration has increased due to the gradual release of physical, emotional and spiritual toxins.
For more info on fasting, check back for my report soon to be published.
• I don’t always have time to make fresh juices everyday (except for the wheatgrass which only takes ten minutes, including clean-up) so I often use a green powder “super food” drink, which is very convenient. I’ve used so many different ones and found two that I like. One is called Greens First (as far as I can tell it’s not available anywhere except online at pureprescriptions.com) and the other is called “Perfect Food” by Garden of Life. The first one is very palatable while the second one is more potent, so I mix them together.
• Enzymes with & without meals. For more information on enzymes follow this link to my report: Enzyme Therapy for Cancer Prevention and Treatment
• 25mg Iodoral (iodine plus iodide) to address a deficiency. Most Americans have an iodine deficiency and don’t know it. Read the book Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, by Dr. D. Brownstein. In it you will learn about the link between iodine deficiency and various cancers and other illnesses.
If you ask your doctor for a test to check iodine levels, you will only find out if you have enough iodine in your system to support your thyroid, but the mineral is needed throughout the body, including the breasts, ovaries and prostate. You can contact an independent lab such as FFP Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-900-5556 to arrange for iodine “spot” and “loading” tests to determine the level of saturation in your body’s tissues.
I’ve also been tested for heavy metals & have high levels of mercury & several other toxic metals. Iodine will help displace the metals from my tissues, although it could take up to a year to do so. Maybe not, since I've increased my chlorella with daily wheat grass juice - 2 - 4 oz.
• ATP co-factors to facilitate delivery of iodine into the cells (300 mg Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, plus 1500 mg Vitamin B3, also known as niacin).
• Antioxidants: 3000 mg Vitamin C; 400 I.U.Vitamin E and 200 mcg. Selenium.
• 1000 mg AHHC mushroom extract as an immune stimulator. I hope to be off this soon & have recently started adding fresh aloe vera gel in my morning smoothie which serves a similar purpose and is much cheaper at $1.59 per leaf. I get it at the Mexican grocery store down the street from where I live. They sell the entire leaf which is sometimes as long as three feet! The gel inside remains fresh and most mornings I cut off a chunk, remove the outer skin, blend my smoothie, stop and add the gel before pulsing the blender a few more seconds until completely blended.
• 3000 mg fish oil extract for the healthy Omega-3s.
• 4 gms Vit B12 in the form of methylcobalamin for easier absorption. I have a B12 deficiency also, no doubt due to the heavy metals, and the fact that my consumption of animal protein has always been on the low side.
• 400 mg Magnesium.
• I drink distilled, purified water with a liquid mineral complex added. I'm researching other pure water sources and this might change.
I was also taking intramuscular injections of laetrile (a natural chemotherapy made from apricot pits) but recently stopped because my body has been rejecting them by causing pain and swelling at the injection site. We need to give our bodies more credit for their innate intelligence.