Sunday, July 31, 2011


Its Sunday, a day to reflect and rejoice for we have another week ahead of us.  I heard two great phases this week.  One is that if you look up to the heavens with a smile on your face it reliefs stress.  Another thing that was told to me is that all of us are like pots with cracks in them but regardless of ones faults; we all are Gods children and he knows that we all have special talents.  We need to use them to the postive note.

Today is a bright and sunny day with lots of smiles . Dan and I are sitting down in front of our kitchen table filling out paper work. This year so much has happened to us, for one Dan became disabled due to his foot and other issues. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The income that we both once had; split in half, but not the bills. Before I found out I had cancer all our credit cards were paid up, no car loans just a house payment and a student loan that we cosigned for our daughter. Yes, she received her Masters in Fashion although there was a price.

I have health insurance, but for how long! I like most Americans do not realize what a day can make. We were well off one day and the next full of debt.

I am not complaining, just opening up personally. We as Americans need to do something about OUR MEDICAL SYSTEM AND STUDENT LOANS. These are two huge problems in the USA.


Bankruptcies due to medical bills increased by nearly 50 percent in a six-year period, from 46 percent in 2001 to 62 percent in 2007, and most of those who filed for
medical bankruptcy’ were middle-class, well-educated homeowners, according to a report that will be published in the August issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

A recent Census Bureau report estimates the number of Americans without health insurance has grown from 46.3 million people without coverage in 2008 to 50.7 million people in 2009 – an increase of almost 10 percent in just one year. Given the state of the jobs market and overall economy, that number is likely to be higher in real-time (July 2011).

The moral of the story is we may be broke, but I have my life and living it to the fullest each day without chemo and radiation.


Friday, July 29, 2011


Today I received an e-mail from a dear friend of mine she was sad for a friend she knew was treated with a large dose of chemo and his body shut down. Please, do research before you decide to use chemo as the only means of treatment. There are a lot of treatments that you may decide to use if you had the education and the knowledge of what is used around the world. It would shock you if I told you that partly to blame is our food we eat and the other part are the chemicals that are inserted into our cleaning products. I have people tell me that I am wrong and they continue to eat tainted food and clean with chemicals. Just take look around us, how is it more and more people are dying of cancer each year and more and more money is donated for drug research. Maybe we should put the money in research on the foods we eat and why we are not using organic as the primary source of food. It is not any different then our ancestry used. Why do we not put the money into research about stress. As a nation we need to slow down and smell the roses.

We have it all wrong regarding cancer. It needs to be addressed as a cause and not a disease and in general conquered as a cause. Once we know what caused it, then we can take care of it. I have learned through my treatments in Mexico, that in order to control the cause I need to change the environment in which I had lived before diagnoses. The first step that I have taken is to choose a better diet; such as grass fed meat, wild fish, organic fruits and vegetables. I even learned the difference between goats milk and cows milk, and learned that goats milk is the better of the two. I learned to balance my immune system so that it will fight back any enemies that may like to control my body. I even learned to meditate and tell my body that it is healed.

With the help of my doctors and the program that I have chose, I am getting better. The progress is that the cancer has not spread and it is located in one spot and getting smaller. I made this choice and can not blame any one for the outcome, but I know that this is what I wanted to do. I have the quality of life without pain, had no chemo and still have my hair. Think about this for two out of five are told they have cancer. Lets make a stand and put our money into good use to educate and treat the cause and not the disease.

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alternative medicine unrelated to the Western biomedical approaches.

It claims to focus is on treating individuals who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions. Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties.

Functional medicine
practitioners provide chronic care management with the belief that "diet, nutrition, and exposure to environmental toxins play central roles in functional medicine because they may predispose to illness, provoke symptoms, and modulate the activity of biochemical mediators through a complex and diverse set of mechanisms."

It was developed and originated by Dr. Helmut W. Schimmel.

Systems biology approachFunctional medicine reflects a
systems biology approach which involves an analysis of how all components of the human biological system interact functionally with the environment over time. The Institute for Functional Medicine contrasts this approach with an organ system biology broken down into modern medical specialties.

Functional medicine, in agreement with modern medicine, holds that the entire "patient story" needs to be heard and understood in context in order to truly help the patient. Where functional medicine differs from mainstream medicine is its willingness to employ treatments and drugs which may not be well evidenced by clinical research, including
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines

MONDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors are not following guidelines on genetic counseling and testing for women at average and high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, according to a new study.

This lack of compliance could result in women missing out on treatments that could reduce their chances of developing these diseases, the researchers pointed out in a report published in the July 25 online edition of the journal Cancer.

"Despite the existence of evidence-based guidelines on referral for genetic counseling and testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, many physicians report practices contrary to these recommendations," Katrina Trivers, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a journal news release.

Women with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene or family histories of these mutations are at significantly greater risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Genetic counseling and testing are recommended for high-risk women because there are treatments that could significantly lower their risk for the diseases. These services are not recommended, however, for women who are not considered high-risk, because the harms of treatment outweigh the benefits, the study authors explained.

For the study, 1,878 U.S. family physicians, general internists and obstetrician-gynecologists responded to a survey about the services they provide to women during annual exams. More specifically, the researchers asked the doctors how frequently they refer women to genetic counseling or offer BRCA1/BRCA2 testing. The investigators also sought to determine if the doctors' answers would vary based on their female patients' age, race, insurance status or ovarian cancer risk.
The study found that only 41 percent of physicians said they would refer high-risk women for genetic counseling or testing. Meanwhile, contrary to guidelines, 29 percent of doctors said they would sometimes or always refer average-risk women.

Trivers and colleagues concluded that more efforts are needed to ensure that only high-risk women receive these services. They also noted that doctors said they are more likely to follow current recommendations when they can accurately assess their patients' risks of cancer.

More information
The U.S. National Cancer Institute provides more information on women's cancer risk and genetic testing.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


This article you may not agree on, but just humor me for a bit. I felt compelled to write on the subject of food for it will be the death of us if we do not do something about it. Through my experience and research, I have found that it is true what we put in our bodies is what we become. It’s a big problem when you are in the hospital and being treated for cancer or any other disease and the nutritionist comes into your room and states that there is no diet and you can eat whatever you have been eating all along. What do they know about what you have eaten in the past! I know a lot of you think this is garbage and are not going to have an open mind, but that’s alright because you will experience sometime in your life some health issues and this article my come back to you.

It starts with our creator, for our bodies were created for certain things to be digested. If this is not so, then why are there things that we eat that are poison to us and we die. Its like Adam and Eve, when Eve took a bite of the forbidden apple. Just like GOD created certain things for us to eat and man altered it by making processed foods and trying to make cows and livestock bigger with adding poisons to enter our bodies. We even have tried to alter the vegetables by lab studies to make them larger I do not think that our creator intended for us to change what he created.

If you look back in history, you can see that our ancestors just lived fine with the sheep and live stocks eating grass and no other food. The vegetables were grown with the soil from the earth without any other substances added to it. So you see; it is only fair to say that if it worked in the past why are we changing it if it is harming us.

We need to research and see for ourselves what America is doing to themselves. The internet is a great place to start and google is a great source to find anything and everything.

I know that we all come into this world and will exit it someday, but why do we have to exit without a choice. We deserve to choose and provide our lives with the quality that we were created for. Today; you can start by stop using the chemicals in cleaning products and check out the foods you are eating and read what it is made of. If you can not pronounce the words you should not purchase it

Again, you need to have an open mind to go forward with a healthy and better quality of life that you deserve. Your system will work like it was created for and this will keep you from disease.

Sunday, July 24, 2011



Top 30 Worst Foods in America (Beware)

Today’s food marketers have loaded many of their offerings with so much fat, sugar, and sodium that eating any of the foods in this article on a daily basis could destroy all your hard work and best intentions of eating healthy. Beware! This list is brought to you by Eat This Not That and Men's Health.

1. Worst Meal in America

Carl’s Jr. Six Dollar Guacamole Bacon Burger with Medium Natural Cut Fries and 32-oz Coke

1,810 calories - 92 g fat (29.5 g saturated, 2 g trans) - 3,450 mg sodium

Of all the gut-growing, heart-threatening, life-shortening burgers in the drive-thru world, there is none whose damage to your general well-being is as potentially catastrophic as this. A bit of perspective is in order: This meal has the caloric equivalent of 9 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnuts, the saturated fat equivalent of 30 strips of bacon, and the salt equivalent of 10 large orders of McDonald’s French fries!

2. Worst Drink

Baskin-Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake

2,600 calories - 135 g fat (59 g saturated, 2.5 g trans) - 1,700 mg sodium - 263 g sugars

We didn’t think anything could be worse than Baskin-Robbins’ 2008 bombshell, the Heath Bar Shake. After all, it had more sugar (266 grams) than 20 bowls of Froot Loops, more calories (2,310) than 11 actual Heath Bars, and more ingredients (73) than you’ll find in most chemistry sets. Yet the folks at Baskin-Robbins have shown that when it comes to making America fat, they’re always up to the challenge. The large Chocolate Oreo Shake is soiled with more than a day’s worth of calories and 3 days’ worth of saturated fat. Worst of all, it takes less than 10 minutes to sip through a straw.

3. Worst Ribs

Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs

2,580 calories

Let’s be honest: Ribs are rarely served alone on a plate. When you add a sweet potato and Outback’s Classic Wedge Salad, this meal is a 3,460-calorie blowout. (Consider that it takes only 3,500 calories to add a pound of fat to your body. Better plan for a very, very long “walkabout” when this meal is over!)

4. Worst Pizza

Uno Chicago Grill Classic Deep Dish Individual Pizza

2,310 calories - 165 g fat (54 g saturated) - 4,920 mg sodium - 120 g carbs

The problem with deep dish pizza (which Uno's knows a thing or two about, since they invented it back in 1943) is not just the extra empty calories and carbs from the crust, it's that the thick doughy base provides the structural integrity to house extra heaps of cheese, sauce, and greasy toppings. The result is an individual pizza with more calories than you should eat in a day and more sodium than you would find in 27 small bags of Lays Potato Chips. Oh, did we mention it has nearly 3 days' worth of saturated fat, too? The key to success at Uno's lies in their flatbread pizza.

5. Worst Mexican Dish

Chili's Fajita Quesadillas Beef with Rice and Beans, 4 Flour Tortillas, and Condiments

2,240 calories - 92 g fat (43.5 g saturated) - 6,390 mg sodium - 253 g carbs

Since when has it ever been a smart idea to combine 2 already calorie- and sodium-packed dishes into one monstrous meal? This confounding creation delivers nearly a dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts worth of calories, the sodium equivalent of 194 saltine crackers, and the saturated fat equivalent of 44 strips of bacon. Check please.

6. Worst Seafood Dish

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Parmesan Crusted Sole

2,190 calories - 141 g fat (58 g saturated) - 2,980 mg sodium - 145 g carbs

Fish is normally a safe bet, but this entrée proves that it’s all in the preparation. If you fry said fish in a shell of cheese, be prepared to pay the consequences. Here that means meeting your daily calorie, fat, saturated fat, and sodium intake in one sitting.

7. Worst Chinese Dish

P.F. Chang’s Combo Lo Mein

1,968 calories - 96 g fat (12 g saturated) - 5,860 mg sodium

Lo mein is normally looked at as a side dish, a harmless pile of noodles to pad your plate of orange chicken or broccoli beef. This heaping portion (to be fair, Chang’s does suggest diners share an order) comes spiked with chicken, shrimp, beef, and pork, not to mention an Exxon Valdez-size slick of oil. The damage? A day’s worth of calories, 1 ½ days’ worth of fat, and 2 ½ days’ worth of sodium. No meat-based dish beats out the strip.

8. Worst Appetizer

On the Border Firecracker Stuffed Jalapenos with Chili con Queso

1,950 calories - 134 g fat (36 g saturated) - 6,540 mg sodium

Appetizers are the most problematic area of most chain-restaurant menus. That’s because they’re disproportionately reliant on the type of cheesy, greasy ingredients that catch hungry diners’ eyes when they’re most vulnerable—right when they sit down. Seek out lean protein options like grilled shrimp skewers or ahi tuna when available; if not, simple is best—like chips and salsa.

9. Worst Burger

Chili’s Smokehouse Bacon Triple Cheese Big Mouth Burger with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

1,901 calories - 138 g fat (47 g saturated) - 4,201 mg sodium

Any burger whose name is 21 syllables long is bound to spell trouble for your waistline. This burger packs almost an entire day’s worth of calories and 2 ½ days’ worth of fat. Chili’s burger menu rivals Ruby Tuesday’s for the worst in America, so you’re better off with one of their reasonable Fajita Pitas to silence your hunger.

10. Worst Sandwich

Quizno’s Large Tuna Melt

1,760 calories - 133 g fat (26 g saturated, 1.5 g trans) - 2,120 mg sodium

In almost all other forms, tuna is a nutritional superstar, so how did it end up as the headliner for America’s Worst Sandwich? Blame an absurdly heavy hand with the mayo the tuna is mixed with, along with Quiznos’ larger-than-life portion sizes. Even though they’ve managed to trim this melt down from the original 2,000-plus calorie mark when we first tested it, it still sits squarely at the bottom of the sandwich ladder.

11. Worst Salad

On the Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef and Chipotle Honey Mustard

1,700 calories - 124 g fat (37.5 g saturated) - 2,620 mg sodium

The dismal dawn of the 1,700-calorie salad is upon us. With as much saturated fat as 37 strips of bacon and more calories than 11 Taco Bell Fresco Beef Tacos, this abdomen expander earns a well-deserved spot on our list of the Worst Foods in America.

12. Worst Dessert

Romano’s Macaroni Grill New York Cheesecake with Caramel Fudge Sauce

1,660 calories - 97 g fat (57 g saturated) - 950 mg sodium - 165 g carbs

Considering the fact that Macaroni Grill’s savory menu is already cluttered with one of the country’s most potent arrays of calorie, fat, and sodium bombs, its lineup of destructive desserts only adds insult to injury. There’s the Dessert Ravioli (1,630 calories), the Lemon Passion (1,360 calories), and the always classic and catastrophic caramel-smothered cheesecake, which, with more calories than 3 Big Macs and as much saturated fat as 57 strips of bacon, is the worst dessert in America. Seek solace in a scoop of sorbetto—one of the country’s best sit-down sweets

13. Worst Pancake Breakfast

Bob Evans Stacked & Stuffed Caramel Banana Pecan Hotcakes

1,543 calories - 77 g fat (26 g saturated, 9 g trans) - 2,259 mg sodium - 109 g sugars

This appalling platter is stacked and stuffed with the sugar equivalent of 7 Twinkies, the caloric equivalent of 8 Dunkin’ Donuts glazed doughnuts, the sodium equivalent of 6 ½ large order of McDonald’s French fries, and 4 ½ times your daily limit of trans fat. It’s made numerous lists in our newest book, Eat This, Not That! The Best (and Worst!) Foods in America, including Worst Foods, Most Sugar-Packed Foods, and Trans-Fattiest Foods. Above all of these dubious distinctions, it’s the undisputed Worst Breakfast in America.

14. Worst Omelet Breakfast

IHOP’s The Big Steak Omelette

1,490 calories

We’re not sure what’s more concerning: IHOP’s never-ending stacks of margarine-slathered sweets or their reckless attempts at covering the savory side of breakfast with entrees like this one. With close to three-quarters of a day’s worth of calories folded into its eggy shell (thanks to a heaping portion of fatty beef), you’re committing to eating rice cakes for your next 2 meals when you start your morning off with this bomblette. Why not enjoy the substantial Garden Scramble and 2 more real meals instead?

15. Worst "Healthy" Sandwich

Applebee's Chicken Fajita Rollup

1,450 calories

For some curious reason, wraps have come to be viewed as a healthy upgrade from sandwiches, as if those massive tortillas can be filled with nothing but anticalories. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The problem with wraps is that they function as holding tanks for fluids, so hurried fry-cooks can squirt in as much sauce as they want without making it look messy. With Applebee’s rollup, the offending sauce is a Mexi-ranch sauce, which looks suspiciously more like ranch than anything eaten in Mexico. But here’s the final insult: This “healthy” meal is served with fries. Eat them and you tack on 400 extra calories.

16. Worst Sliders

Ruby Tuesday Bacon Cheddar Minis

1,358 calories - 86 g fat - 75 g carbs

Diminutive dishes are one of the hottest trends in the restaurant world right now (probably since most are looking for ways to stretch a buck), and you’d think that would serve health-conscious eaters well. But not under the reckless watch of the burger barons at Ruby Tuesday, who manage to turn 4 “mini” burgers into the caloric equivalent of 7 Dunkin’ Donuts Sugar Donuts.

17. Worst Kids' Meal

Uno Chicago Grill Kids Kombo with French Fries

1,270 calories - 79 g fat (11.5 g saturated) - 2,850 mg sodium

For food marketers, the color of money isn’t green—it’s beige. Any parent knows that most foods kids clamor for, from fries to white bread to chicken nuggets, come in beige. It’s also a marker of cheap, calorie-rich, nutritionally bankrupt foodstuffs. So when you see this monochromatic cluster of cheese sticks, dinosaur-shaped chicken and fried potatoes, you know your kid’s in trouble. Make it a rule when eating out: All dishes must come with at least two colors (and ketchup doesn’t count).

18. Worst Vegetarian Sub

Blimpie Special Vegetarian Sub (12")

1,186 calories - 60 g fat (19 g saturated) - 3,532 mg sodium - 131 g carbs

“Vegetarian” doesn’t automatically translate to “healthy.” Sure, this sandwich has vegetables, but it also has 3 different kinds of cheese and a deluge of oil tucked into a hulking 12” roll. No wonder it contains more than half a day’s worth of calories and a cascade of carbs. For a truly healthy pile of vegetables, try the garden salad. If a sandwich is the only thing that will do, you’ll have to settle for the small VeggieMax, still far from a model of meatless eating.

19. Worst Frozen Meal

Stouffer’s White Meat Chicken Pot Pie

1,160 calories - 66 g fat (26 g saturated) - 1,780 mg sodium

The potpie is one of the world’s worst dietary inventions to begin with, and the damage is all the more extreme when the pie seems as big as a child’s head. Stouffer’s tries to get away with it by falling back on the serving-size sleight of hand; that is, to list as 2 servings what every person with a fork will consume as 1. Nobody splits potpies, and eating this whole thing will fill your belly with more saturated fat than you should eat in an entire day.

20. Worst Mall Treat

Cinnabon Regular Caramel Pecanbun

1,110 calories - 56 g fat (10 g saturated, 5 g trans) - 151 g carbs - 47 g sugars

Cinnabon and malls are inseparable. Consider it a symbiotic relationship: Researchers have found that men are turned on by the smell of cinnamon rolls, and further studies have shown that men are more likely to spend money when they’re thinking about sex. But just because Cinnabon might be good for Gap doesn’t mean it’s at all good for you. This dangerously bloated bun contains nearly an entire day’s worth of fat and more than half of your daily allotment of calories. (For those keeping score, that’s as much as you’ll find in 8 White Castle hamburgers.)

21. Worst Breakfast For Your Blood Pressure

Arby's Sausage Gravy Biscuit

1,040 calories - 60 g fat (22 g saturated, 2 g trans) - 4,699 mg sodium

This is absolutely one of the worst ways you could start your day. Make a date with this and you’ll have consumed 2 full days’ worth of sodium before the noon hour. The key to maintaining a reasonable blood pressure for most folks is to take in at least the equivalent amount of sodium and potassium throughout your day. (A 1:1 ratio is seen as ideal.) The problem with this biscuit is that you’re consuming a heart-stopping level of sodium and almost no potassium. Throw in an abundance of calories and trans fat and you may have been better off sleeping in.

22. Worst Adult Beverage

Red Lobster Traditional Lobsterita

890 calories 183 g carbs

Lobsterita means a lobster tank-sized glass filled with booze and high-fructose corn syrup. You’d have to drink 4 regular on-the-rocks margaritas to outdo the massive caloric load. Pair that with a dinner and you might be pushing a full day’s calories in one meal. If you want to get drunk, take a shot. If you want to enjoy a cocktail, make sure it doesn’t start with a bottle of mix—your body and your taste buds will thank you.

23. Worst Frozen Breakfast

Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Bowl

710 calories - 31 g fat (11 g saturated) - 890 mg sodium - 34 g sugars

A disastrous trifecta of refined carbs from the pancakes, saturated fat from the sausage, and added sugar from the syrup. Jimmy’s got his name attached to more than a few solid breakfast choices, so find one less than 400 calories immediately and make the switch. Hint: Look to the breakfast sandwiches and the D-Lights line.

24. Worst Frozen Pizza

DiGiorno for One Supreme pizza with Garlic Bread Crust

840 calories 44 g fat (16 g saturated, 3.5 g trans) 1,450 mg sodium

Regardless of the crust you choose, DiGiorno’s For One line is dominated by nutritional duds. The bloated crust and the greasy toppings will saddle you with 60 percent of your day’s sodium, 80 percent of your day’s saturated fat, and nearly twice the amount of trans fat you should take in daily. Hands off!

25. Worst Side Dish For Your Arteries

Jack in the Box Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges

760 calories - 52 g fat (16 g saturated, 13 g trans) - 960 mg sodium

It’s no surprise this side dish is bursting with fat and calories—it’s a plate of fried potatoes topped with bacon and melted cheese. The Jack in the Box menu is so thoroughly swaddled in trans fats that they truly have earned the bottom slot on our list of the trans-fattiest foods in America—not to mention, the title of Trans-Fattiest Restaurant in America. The good news is that not all of Jack’s items are filled with the bad stuff—a smarter appetizer or side dish would be the Grilled Chicken Pita Snack.

26. Worst Supermarket Kids' Lunch

Oscar Mayer Maxed Out Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Combo Lunchables

680 calories - 22 g fat (9 g saturated) - 1,440 mg sodium - 61 g sugars

The Maxed Out line is the worst of the lackluster Lunchables, with a back label that reads like a chemistry textbook. By cramming dessert and a superweet drink into the box, Oscar manages to saddle this already-troubled package with more added sugar than your child should take in all day. This meal has the sugar equivalent of 10 Dunkin’ Donuts jelly-filled doughnuts!

27. Worst Gas Station Treat

Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pie

520 calories - 24 g fat (14 g saturated, 1.5 g trans) - 45 g sugars

This is the type of snack you pick up at a gas station in a pinch and feel vaguely guilty about, not knowing that you just managed to ingest nearly three-quarters of a day’s worth of saturated fat before your tank finishing filling up. And considering these little packages of doom cost a buck or less across the country, the pudding pie qualifies as one of the cheapest sources of empty calories in America.

28. Worst Supermarket Drink

Sobe Pina Colada Liz Blizz (20 oz bottle)

325 calories - 0 g fat - 78 g sugars

Don’t be fooled by the natural motifs that adorn Sobe’s bottles. It has more sugar than you’ll find in two Snickers bars! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Don’t buy products with cartoon animals on the front.

29. Worst Snack For Your Arteries

Pop Secret Kettle Corn (1/3 bag)

180 calories - 13 g fat (2.5 g saturated, 5 g trans) - 150 mg sodium

The only “secret” here is that the company has no qualms about trans fat. Eat an entire bag of this kettle corn, and you’ll consume 15 grams of the artery-clogging junk—that’s more than 7 times your recommended daily limit. Choose Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter for fewer calories and no trans fat.

30. Worst Canned Fruit

Del Monte Peach Chunks Yellow Cling Peaches in Heavy Syrup

100 calories - 23 g sugars

Peaches themselves aren’t bona fide junk food; they are, after all, still fruit. But why manufacturers feel the need to can, packaged, and bottle nature’s candy with excess sugar is a question we will never stop asking. In this case, the viscous sugar solution clings to the fruit like syrup to a pancake, soaking every bite with utterly unnecessary calories. Looking for cheap sources of fruit to have on hand at any time? Opt for the frozen stuff—it’s picked at the height of season and flash frozen on the spot, keeping costs low and nutrients high.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Watch the free animated short video that has created a major controversy across the Web. The video parodies the drug companies and conventional healthcare system and many are furious about the truth being exposed.

something to think about

Wednesday, July 20, 2011



she dropped the phone and burst into tears
the doctor just conformed her fears
her husband held it and held her tight
cancer don’t discriminate or care if you’re just 38
with three kids who need her in their lives
he said, “i know that you’re afraid and i am, too
but you’ll never be alone, i promise you”

when you’re weak, i’ll be strong
when you let go, i’ll hold on
when you need to cry, i swear that i’ll be there to dry your eyes
when you feel lost and scared to death,
like you can’t take one more breath
just take my hand, together we can do this
i’m gonna love you through it.

 she made it through the surgery fine
they said they cut her just in time
but they had to take more than they planned
now it’s forced smiles and baggy shirts
to hide what cancer took from her
but she just wants to feel like a woman again
she said, “ i don’t think i can do this anymore”
he took her in his arms and said “that’s what my love is for”

 and when the road gets too long

just take my hand, together we can do it
i’m gonna love you through it.
i’m gonna love you through it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

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Sunday, July 17, 2011


Looking back about a year ago, I was as healthy as a horse, so I thought. All along there was something eating within me ~ it was cancer. I was diagnosed almost 8 months ago of breast cancer and was told like most breast cancer patients that you will have to have surgery and then chemo with radiation. Well, being in the medical field and having several family members not do so well with this type of treatment, I decided to go against it. I am sure glad that I did, because I am living the quality of life that we all deserve to live.

With much research from my husband over the internet, we were amazed at what was out there. Did you know that there is a big world around us and wonderful things are happening? One big thing that I learned was we lack the knowledge that each of us deserves. Its your life and we need to take control of it and research what is around us. Just think it’s a fingertip away! So, I am writing for all that have experienced this horrible disease. I want it to be known that there are so many different types of treatments out there to explore before making a final decision.

I decided to take a treatment in Mexico called FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE and through my doctors I learned so much about my body and cancer. There I was taught that the cancer did not happen over night and there was a reason that it got out of control. You just not have to be aggressive with the masses, but also find out what was the cause. The immune system has a lot to do with controlling your health. I was taught how to keep my immune system balanced and after several blood tests to see what I was lacking I began a program of vitamins and minerals to keep the system strong to fight the cancer from coming back. This is the big key in any treatment you are planning on having, you must keep your immune system balanced.

The other big part of the puzzle is what we eat. The saying of: you are what you eat is so true! Our world is getting out of hand by modifying our foods and putting chemicals on them to kill bugs and insects. Look everyone, we do not need chemicals to kill the bugs and insects, and there are natural treatments that do the same thing. Why, do we eat from the microwave or eat fast foods? What is this world coming to? Do we not have our own minds? Don’t you want to eat healthy and live a more quality way of life? We need to realize that our systems need alkaline foods, which are greens and our water has to be at a high alkaline state to make our immune system work and be more protective. I know this to be true and this is why I have given great thought to allow my personal life to be heard.

I must say that I am blessed to have the team of doctors working with me. They have so much compassion and love for the human being. Since my treatments that started in January, my tumors have not spread and are contained within my breast and have gotten smaller. The doctors are quite pleased with the results. I am looking forward in finally saying that I have managed this disease and keep doing what God attended for us to do, which is to keep healthy.

Now I am ready to share the type of treatments that I endured. But before getting into the program I would like to share what FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE is? Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.

Functional Medicine focuses on understanding the fundamental physiological processes, the environmental inputs, and the genetic predispositions that influence health and disease so that interventions are focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms.

There are seven basic principles underlying functional medicine which include the following:

Science-based medicine that connects the emerging research base to clinical practice.
Biochemical individuality based on genetic and environmental uniqueness.
Patient-centered care rather than disease-focused treatment.
Dynamic balance of internal and external factors that affect total functioning.
Web-like interconnections among the body's physiological processes also affect every aspect of functionality.
Health as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease.

Promotion of organ reserve.

Okay, Lets now see what I decided to do and by the way I have not experienced any pain of surgery nor the side effects of chemotherapy. I learned that cancer can not live within heat nor oxygen and this is what I encountered throughout my treatments after I was assessed and boosted with vitamins and minerals, The first type of procedure was HYPERTHERMIA PERFUSION.

The concept for Hyperthermia perfusion is to warm up the patients blood slowly up to 42-43 degree Celsius, which is Fahrenheit 107.6 degrees Celsius (42) or 109.4 C (43). This will be like having a mild fever.

This procedure is continued for anywhere from one hour to two hours. This depends on the patients homodynamic stability and blood gas results. The flow is a very low flow, around 30 to 80 ml/min. A high flow is not necessary, just as long as it is continuous. A linear flow is better. This is done by providing a constant low flow at a warm temperature. The patient is awake and this enables the perfusionist and the doctor, who are both present the entire procedure; to monitor the patient closely.

The console that provides the temperature and flow is regulated by perimeters dialed in. The patient has a monitor which reveals the: EKG, respiratory rate, arterial saturation and the blood pressure. ACT’s are run the length of the case to insure proper anticoagulation, so no clots form in the software.

The patient will experience no discomfort. The patient can sit up, read, talk with us, work on the computer or the I pad, watch television, drink beverages, or converse with family in the patients room. Most patients will feel warm and perspire. The color is great and they feel good. The ACT is allowed to become normal before the patient leaves the room.

The Hyperthermia procedure allows the CANCER cell membrane to become warm and enhances the treatments that are to be given. The temperature increases also burns the CANCER cells because they cannot survive in this temperature of 42-43 degrees.

The results seen are very good. There is no chemo medications in this Hyperthermia procedure. It is warming the patients blood with a small amount of Heparin (*5,000 units) in the priming volume. Therefore, the patients experience only the warmth running through their entire body.


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This procedure was amazing, I was up alert the whole time and was monitored by having my temperature read several times along with blood work. My heart rate was also being monitored.

The other procedure that I was given was Dendritic Cell (DC) Therapy or so-called Dendritic Cell vaccine. The Dendritic Cell is a newly emerging and potent form of immune therapy used to treat cancer conditions. In case of cancer, Dendritic Cell therapy is an immune therapy which harnesses the body's own immune system to fight cancer. The Dendritic Cell itself is an immune cell whose role is the recognition, processing and presentation of foreign antigens to the T-cells in the effecter arm of the immune system. Although Dendritic Cells are potent cells, they are not usually present in adequate quantity to allow for a potent immune response. Dendritic Cell Therapy thus involves the harvesting of blood cells (ie monocytes or macrophages) from a patient and processing them in the laboratory to produce Dendritic Cells which are then given back to a patient in order to allow massive Dendritic participation in optimally activating the immune system.

They are taking your own good cells and multiplying them and returning them back into you to fight like an army against the enemy.

Another treatment was being in a sauna with the temperature at 109 degrees along with oxygen treatments.

Again we need to be educated on what is out there for us to consider what we want to do! We have a choice and it is not; it is what it is. If you want more information regarding this type if treatment you can call me

727 399-7850  or E-mail me at


By Sheryl Malin

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Organic Gardening Tips

Vegetable gardening is a rewarding experience, because you end up with a delicious vegetable harvest at the end.

I was surprised when I got home from my treatment in Mexico to see how well my garden was doing.  I want to show that even in the smallest spaces and different climates you can be successful in having an organic garden.  I have posted some great tips to grow a healthy and rewarding garden.  ENJOY and see my pictures posted of the indoor organic garden. 

Garden Planning
A successful vegetable garden starts out with a plan. Planning your garden is one of the most important parts of vegetable gardening, and it's quite simple.
1. Decide what you want to grow.
2. Determine how much space you have.
3. Take a sheet of paper and draw a small scale model of your garden plot, and decide where the vegetables will go.
4. You can determine the proper distance between seeds and between rows on most seed packets. 

Why not complement your organic yard by growing organic vegetables and herbs? Just imagine treating your taste buds to nature's own food. What do you like? Tomatoes and potatoes, cucumbers in large numbers, peas and peppers, thyme at the right time?

If you have a small yard, you can use containers for your vegetables and herbs. Containers can be found in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. You will undoubtedly be able find just the right containers for your needs.

Companion Planting

You probably already have a place in mind for a vegetable plot. Perhaps your herbs will have their own little section of the plot, or even a plot of their own. If you are thinking about container gardening, you probably plan to plant rosemary in one container and thyme in another. This sounds great, but there is a better way. It is called companion planting.

Companion planting is another way of working with nature. Some dissimilar plants have developed a symbiotic relationship-they help each other survive. Of course plants that have a similar pH should be planted together, but many symbiotic plant relationships go much farther than pH.
The most famous symbiotic relationships are 'Carrots Love Tomatoes' and 'Roses Love Garlic,' both titles of books written by Louise Riotte. There are many other plant relationships that you can use to enhance the beauty and health of your organic yard. Symbiotic relationships are not limited to vegetables liking vegetables, but include relationships between many different plants. You can use these relationships to enhance your vegetables and herbs, as well as other plants in your yard. Your imagination is your only limit.

Types of Companion Plant relationships

There are several kinds of plant relationships that you can use. Understanding them will help you to choose the best companion choices for your yard.

Nitrogen Fixation

Although atmospheric nitrogen (N2) makes up nearly 80% of our air, plants cannot use nitrogen in the N2 form. N2 is considered an inert gas because it is very stable-it is composed of two nitrogen molecules that are held together by a triple bond. Plants need ammonia, which is nitrogen combined with hydrogen (NH3), in order to manufacture amino acids, proteins, and other essentials. However, they are unable to break the N2 bond without help.

Legumes and rye are well known for their ability to 'fix' nitrogen. Actually, they both have a symbiotic relationship with various strains of Rhizobium bacteria. Rhizobium bacteria attaches itself to the roots of host plants and absorbs both nitrogen and hydrogen (NH2) from air in the soil and uses some of the plant's energy (carbohydrates) to change it to ammonia (NH3). The plant absorbs the NH3 and converts it to NH4 (ammonium nitrate). Ammonium nitrate is a fertilizer for the plant. Both the bacteria and plant benefit from the trade-off.

If you plant oxygen-fixing legumes, such as beans or peas, near nitrogen loving members of the cabbage family, such as broccoli and kale, the cabbage family and legume family will both smile.

Repelling pests and Attracting Help

Some plants emit chemicals from their roots or leaves, called allelochemicals, which repel pests. As an example, tomatoes repel caterpillars from diamondback moths, which like to use cabbage leaves for food.
Other plants attract insects that prey on pests that would otherwise damage nearby plants. As an example, beans attract insects that eat corn pests, such as leaf beetles. You can learn a lot more about how to fight specific pests organically at the Organic Pest Control web site.

Space and Other Factors

Plants that need partial shade often grow best in the shade of a larger plant or bush. As an example, spider flowers (cleome) can provide the partial shade that lettuce prefers. Sometimes a row of sturdy plants can protect weaker plants from wind damage.

Root depths vary from one plant to another. You can take advantage of this difference to grow more vegetables in a given area. As an example, by planting shallow-rooted onions in close proximity to deep-rooted carrots, you can grow more of each in your vegetable garden.

The Unexplained

When basil is planted in close proximity to tomatoes, both grow very well. This is a beneficial relationship that hasn't been explained.

Another similar relationship is between climbing beans, corn, and squash. When the three grow together, they are all happy, but know one knows exactly why.


Friday, July 8, 2011


Looking out of my porch door and its dark and rainy. Welcome home, the weather is good for sitting around and composing a message for my blog. So that’s exactly what I am going to do. You know its always good to come home to your comfort zone. Weeks ahead is going to be very busy with basic chores and financial decisions. My treatment is not approved FDA and is draining our bank account. I would like to fight for these procedures to be FDA for it works and I would like to educate people on functional medicine.

We need to stop and look at where this country is going as far as cancer. I have learned so much within the seven months of treating my own body. Its all about taking care of your immune system and changing your environment. It does take a little effort on your part, but it can be done. I am living it now and healing my body. Throughout my writings, I express that we need to change in order to make a difference. It starts with you and then our children will have a chance.

Well, while I was gone I had someone check on my garden and to water it. Its indoors and even though it rained everyday, my plants were not getting the water they needed. I was surprised for my tomato plants were getting so tall and my basil plant was getting full. I was not pleased with the outcome of my cucumbers. They were doing okay, but my cucumbers were not as ripe as I thought they would be at this time, but healthy. Hoping for vegetables soon.

Well need to go and do some chores, wait a minute I am blessed that I have the energy to do them. Thank all that have prayed for me and the fantastic treatments that I am receiving ~ FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE.
Until next time
By the way; some one gave me a bag of potato chips to honor breast cancer patients.