Our lives now revolve around FOOD.
We are constantly eating and buying fresh, organic produce.
For starters, we raided the organic sections of Lidl, Aldi, and Edeka. They don’t have everything we need though, so we’ve started travelling to organic supermarkets (denns, pro biomarkt, Biohaus). By far, our favourite is going to the organic farms and buying directly from them. If you’re in Germany, use Bioland to search for organic farms near you. The food is usually cheaper and so deliciously fresh!
Every cancer patient who is going the natural/alternative route needs to have a cancer diet. Mr. G’s cancer diet is a raw vegan diet with a focus on cruciferous and allium vegetables.
This is how his daily food totals look:
- 8 cups of freshly juiced carrots/beets/ginger
- 4 cups of fruit smoothies
- 8-10 cloves of raw garlic
- 50-100 mL of aloe vera juice
- 2 humongous salads (red & green cabbage, baby spinach, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, leek, bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, sunflower seeds)
- fruits and veggies as snacks
- liberal use of cancer fighting spices: turmeric, oregano, cayenne
We track everything on CRON-O-Meter – to keep a food record but also to make sure we’re eating enough calories. So far we’ve been under in the calorie department. We’re working on it as we aim for the recommended 2500 kcal for men and 2000 kcal for women. We are killing it in the micronutrient department though. 🙂
I’m also on the same diet so I can support Mr. G. We’re in this together!
And we feel great.
Everyday we rebound (aka jump on a trampoline) to help our lymphatic system, and we go for hour long walks and take some time to think in the park. On weekends we go for a run if the weather is nice.
It’s a very positive and empowering way to fight cancer.
I’m not worried about Mr. G physically. If he had chosen conventional treatments, I’d be worried sick.
What I am worried about is how he is feeling. He’s the type to keep his feelings to himself, and I’m concerned about how he’s taking it all. Whether he is stressed, scared, upset, frustrated, etc… He is all of these but what we are doing gives him strength, he says. I cuddle him a lot for extra measure.
The root of the problem is that Mr. G’s immune system is too weak, which is why the cancer cells have built up (tumour). Cancer cells are normal, but a strong immune system will kill/detox it. Since we are interested in curing him rather than managing his symptoms, we’re overdosing on nutrition to support the body in healing itself.
Mr. G and I feel so fortunate to have all these resources at our fingertips.
We will also speak with a Heilpratiker (naturopath) soon to see what alternative treatments he recommends, and whether we need to tweak Mr. G’s cancer diet. We’ve spoken with a few Heilpratiker already but didn’t click with them or their treatment plans. But we have high hopes for this upcoming one.
This second cancer diagnosis threw us for a loop. I seriously was never planning to blog about cancer. But we’re on such a positive path that it feels good to share. Maybe this can help someone out there. I know it’s helping me.