(I want to preface this with: I am not a health professional. Please consult with your health care provider before breathing, er I mean, before trying anything outside of Big Pharma, er I mean, before trying anything I suggest here. You are responsible for your own health decisions. Which is why you should run, not walk, away from American medicine.)
I wanted to explore the link between dandelions and cancer, and found this.
It supports my own intuition that this plant that we categorized as a bothersome weed could be our lifeline.
It’s just amazing that we’re pouring toxic chemicals–those same chemicals linked to cancer –on a plant that could very well cure that cancer. (I’m not pointing fingers, mind you, because I am guilty of doing this in my past life, before becoming informed and aware.)
Breast cancer is especially of interest to me because my grandmother died from breast cancer…at least we think it was breast cancer–by the time it was discovered, it had metastasized all over her body, but the concentration was in her breasts.
I still have my two breast lumps, discovered nearly two years ago, but they shrunk after upping my iodine. And in the last couple of years–drinking dandelion tea every day. Part of the reason for the lumps is the messed up hormones from mercury poisoning…so I am hopeful that they will disappear once I get this horrible poison gone from my system.
I also drink rose hip tea every day–loaded with natural Vitamin C….after reading that synthesized vitamins, such as “C”, are not really that good for us. The body doesn’t recognize the synthetic version as it does the natural version–which makes sense to me.
Dr. Horner’s list begins with what I’ve been saying all along–eating organic food is the best medicine for your body to do its miracle work of healing itself. Unfortunately, she also recommends grains–which I now see as poison, as well.
A minor quibble with the good fats suggestion–butter from cows allowed to eat naturally–grass, without hormones and antibiotics–is good for us, too.
**edited to add: she recommends flaxseeds every day — you should be aware that those of us of Irish heritage lack the necessary enzyme to digest flaxseeds. I was taking flaxseed oil every day thinking it was a good thing, but I started having such nausea with it that I stopped. It was only later that I found out about the lacking enzymes.
Teas are okay, but Dr. Campbell-McBride (GAPS), allows only loose leaf tea–not processed. Tea is high in salicylates, which can cause some severe issues, such as bladder pain and urgency, even blood in the urine. I guess it’s what you call too much of a good thing.
I’ve tried turmeric, too, but didn’t have results with it. I guess that is one of the individual aspects of “food medicine.” One size does not fit all. Listen to your body, and learn to recognize when it is telling you to “stop”.
I wouldn’t recommend stevia, either, as I’ve read of issues with it. Honey or maple syrup are preferred sweeteners–naturally offering benefits. I might note that royal jelly–from bees–has been touted as energizing–but if you’re allergic, it can have the opposite effect. I began taking it before I knew I was mercury toxic, and I felt pretty good the first couple of weeks I took it. Then, I began to feel more tired and developed a sore throat. When I discontinued the royal jelly, I felt better. In the interest of science, I took the royal jelly again, and again felt worse with a sore throat after just a few days. I don’t know if this is a result of the mercury, because it does cause one to be allergic to everything, or whether it was just too high a concentration for my body.
I also disagree with soy–it is a known to impact the thyroid negatively.
So, yeah, nature has provided for us…we just need to value it.