Remember those Preference by Loreal commercials where the model emphatically states, “Because I’m worth it”? Well, that’s going to be my mantra these days. It strikes me how absurd it is to worry about money when it comes to saving my life.
Over the past two years, I’ve read books, researched the Internet and piggybacked on what other fellow survivors are doing when it comes to approaching cancer holistically.
I’ve done a lot: adding supplements, going organic, eliminating sugar, drinking turbo-charged green tea, juicing … But go to an integrative practitioner? No, that’s too expensive!
After going to the Annie Appleseed Conference, http://www.annieappleseedproject.org/ , I learned there’s a lot of solutions out there, and I needed guidance. So yesterday, I had my first visit with Dr. Gary Huber, www.healthyalterego.com , a Miracle Survivor guest blogger and integrative physician extroidinaire.
Tears almost came to my eyes when he told me how we’re going to create an environment where cancer can’t thrive in my body! Yes, I’m finally doing a regimen that heals rather than something toxic and temporary like chemo! Finally a doctor is saying, “We can do this,” rather than, “You know you’re going to die from this,” as two doctors who I sought second opinions told me.
They started out with a metabolic assessment with an instrument called eletro-dermal screening. It’s FDA-approved, but pretty wild-looking. I held a metal bar attached to this probe that they press onto pressure points in the hands and feet. A graph comes up and shows problem areas, such as the liver, spleen, sinuses, etc. They even use it to determine which supplements to prescribe.
After that, he prescribed a course of action. Basically, we’re using diet, supplements, exercise and even an old-fashioned prescription to hit this cancer at all levels:
Detox my body of all toxins, heavy metals, fungus, etc.
Starve the cancer of things it feeds on like sugar/carbs
Promote healthy metabolism of estrogen (which feeds my type of breast cancer)
Build up my immune system to ward off cancer activity
I came home with a bag of supplements, a container to pee in, and a revived sense of hope and enthusiasm. I’m going to get some lab work this week to determine my Vitamin D, hormone and insulin levels, among other things.
The bad news is that most of this is not covered by insurance - which I think is just plain stupid, by the way. Someday our health care system will catch up with our eastern counterparts and even some European countries that promote holistic health. In the meantime, I’ll shell out some bucks to save my life … because I’m worth it.
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