Tuesday, March 31, 2015



About Us

Who created this website? A woman with breast cancer and an attitude.

Ann F talks about Healthy behaviorsAlthough this Project began as Ann Fonfa's personal answers to questions (video) on natural(CAM) therapies, it has become a nationally recognized organization, and is now a nonprofit corporation in the state of Florida. (May 23, 2003)and tax exempt, 501 (c)3 as of August, 2003. We are located at 7319 Serrano Terrace, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2215. (561) 749-0084 Best means of contact is email:  annieappleseedpr@aol.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
From its inception the Annie Appleseed Project decided to Challenge the Existing treatment paradigm, to Question the existing research methods and subjects, and to Propose new directions for both ending with true Integrative Oncology. Thus the program name Cheqpt, designed to bring complementary, alternative therapies to the mainstream as soon as may be, while serving as a place where all ideas are scrutinized.
About 90,000 visitors see our site monthly, and thousands have heard Ann Fonfa, and other of our volunteer advocates speak at various meetings around the world.
Other people with cancer (all volunteers) have gotten involved and produced reports on treatment responses, clinic visits, meetings attended and much more. We now offer financial support to advocates who attend meetings, write reports, hand out our brochures, etc. We need your support to continue to represent the people who use complementary or alternative cancer therapies. Things have improved over the years since we began this work, but it still comes down to each individual with her or his medical team. And insurance does not yet cover CAM.
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Here is Annie Appleseed Project's EEO Policy.  At this time we are an all-volunteer cancer Advocacy nonprofit and have no employees.  We offer our services to all.


The Annie Appleseed Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, provides information, education, advocacy, and awareness for people with cancer and their family and friends who are interested in complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and natural therapies from a patient's perspective.
Who is the audience for our work? We provide information that helps everyone/anyone REDUCE their risk for cancer (and heart disease, diabetes, and more modern ailments). Our information helps people in active conventional cancer treatment, REDUCE toxicities And we provide information for anyone interested in alternative or natural therapies.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Top 6 Cancer Prevention Foods Of All Time


According to the US National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Database, 43.3% of American males and 37.8% of American females will develop cancer in their lifetime. That’s a staggering number. Almost one out of two men and a little more than one out of three women.
So what can you do about it? beforehand? before that diagnosis comes in and it’s too late. There has been a lot of research into preventative measures, even some done by the American Cancer Society (surprisingly) but it’s all scattered and unclear in many ways. So I decided to do some of my own research and really create something valuable. I decided to research the best specific anti-cancer, or cancer prevention foods in the world. These foods were made to keep your body in a peak state of health and avoid cancer from developing in the first place.
The best way to “Fight Cancer” is to prevent it, it’s to live healthy, eat healthy, exercise and get plenty of nutrition. When I was doing research for this article I wanted to creating something unique, interesting and new. We’ve all seen articles and scientific journals stating that a specific food prevents cancer in lab rat studies, and that’s great! and those foods are definitel
What about taking another approach though? what about focusing on the causes of cancer and then backtracking a bit. Why not research foods that have the best anti-cancer development effects, meaning, find the main causes of cancer and find the foods that have the closest matching nutritional profile to supplement preventing the main causes of cancer? Does this make sense? I hope so! if not, I’ll be recording a video on youtube about this within the next week or so.
Here’s how I came up with the content for this article…

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It makes sense right? take the the top alkalizing and anti-inflammatory foods on the planet and these have to be the best cancer prevention foods as well. So I did my research and this is what I found…
The Top Alkalizing Foods On The Planet:
1. Kale: Kale is one of if not the richest alkalizing food on the planet. It’s rich in many vitamins and minerals that alkalize like calcium and magnesium. It’s a great source of chlorophyll which plays an important role in alkalizing the body.  This is also a very strong anti-inflammatory food because of the omega 3 fatty acids contained in this green so it really tops this list in two ways!
2. Lemon: Lemon is acidic in nature but when in the human body it creates an alkalizing effect. Once it enters the metabolism it’s minerals enter the bloodstream and really help to alkalize the body.  Lemon is also very rich in vitamin C which boosts immunity to prevent tumorous cancer growth.
3. Broccoli: One of the top alkalizing foods on the planet and a great source of fiber which is healthy for the Colon. It also contains sulforaphane which is a known anti-cancer compound.
Other foods worth consuming to alkalize the body are coconut water, any leafy greens, celery, cucumber, and most green vegetables in general because of the chlorophyll content in them.
The Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods On The Planet:
1. Turmeric: Turmeric is one of my favorite medicinal spices on the planet, coming from India. According to PubMed.gov, cancer rates in India are lower than those in western countries. Duke University found more than 200 citations for turmeric and cancer and more than 700 for curcumin and cancer. In the book Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, are discussed. Curcumin, which is the active compound in turmeric were effective in animal models in prevention and/or treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, murine hepatocarcinogenesis (liver cancer in rats), esophageal cancer, and oral cancer. Duke said that the effectiveness of the herb against these cancers compared favorably with that reported for pharmaceuticals. I personally love this liquid turmeric for bioavailability and assimilation reasons.
2. Blueberries: With a rich blend of nutrients and anthocyanin antioxidants, blueberries protect the brain and aid in anti-inflammatory efforts. They are low on the glycemic index (like most berries) which some people believe feed cancer cells already out of balance. They can also be frozen without effecting their antioxidant benefits, unlike many other foods. Be sure to eat organic blueberries as new studies are showing that organic blueberries have higher concentrations of phenol antioxidants and anthocyanin antioxidants giving you the best anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer effects.
3. Flaxseeds: You may be wondering why flaxseeds made the list right? well, it’s the richest source of omega 3 fatty acids on the planet. Omega 3 fatty acids are one of the main drivers for creating an anti-inflammatory state within the body.
Other anti-inflammatory foods include, fish, walnuts, ginger, cloves, garlic.
And there you have it, eat more Kale, Lemon, Broccoli, Turmeric, Blueberry and Flaxseeds to prevent cancer. If I had cancer I would load up on these foods as often as I could as well.
Notice one more thing, Kale is green, Lemon is Yellow, Turmeric is orange, blueberry is blue and flaxseeds are brown. Notice the different colors? Eat the rainbow (the rainbow from the earth, not skittles) and you’ll notice dramatic positive effects on your health!
To your health and well-being! Please share this article to help spread the word about these amazing foods and help inspire more healthy choices!
– David Benjamin
P.S. If you already have cancer eat these foods, or share it with those who it may bring hope too. My mother is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor, if she can do it you can too! Keep your head up, take care of your health and laugh a lot! Laughing boosts immunity which gives you strength, vitality and life back!
Sources: Pubmed.gov, Duke University, whfoods.com, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Joseph Mercola.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


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5 Flowers to Plant for Natural Pest Control

There’s a very beautiful thing about Mother Nature that happens when we don’t stuff her with too much gunk: Plants grow and animals live in harmony. Yes, it sounds like a children’s book written in the 1970s, but it’s also a notion that many an organic gardener are getting wise to these days.
Companion planting, a practice used by organic and biodynamic gardeners, is the term given when one plants certain types of plants near each other because they are mutually beneficial. In the case of growing food in a garden plot, there are a number of flowers you can plant for natural pest control. Toss out the pesticides (or wait, maybe you should contact the EPA to find out how to properly dispose of that toxic waste) and instead plant some attractive and aromatic flowers. Ah, that’s biodynamic gardening for you.

What it is: Commonly grown and used for culinary purposes in Britain, borage is an herb still not well known in America. This annual produces star-shaped flowers and is wonderful used in herbal teas, tinctures and leafy green recipes.
What it’s good for: Borage deters hornworms and cabbage worms and can help all plants increase their disease resistance.

What it is: These beautiful flowers are quite common in flower arrangements, as they come in a wide spectrum of colors.
What it’s good for Chrysanthemums contain a chemical called pyrethin that’s toxic to insects but safe for human and animal consumption. Aside from planting these colorful flowers around your garden bed, you can also make a tea from the flowers and use it on root nematodes and to repel Japanese beetles.

What it is: This common soil cover grows as grass does, providing a thin, cohesive layer of green over the soil. There are over 300 varieties of clover to choose from, but the most popular is marked by small green clovers with tiny pink flowers.
What it’s good for: Clover has been known to ward off pests completely when used as ground cover in garden beds. Plant it around cabbage to prevent cabbageworm and aphids from taking hold.

What it is: Known for its delicate, violet leaves and pleasing aroma, lavender is used in everything from potpourri to tea and baked goods to frosting.
What it’s good for: Lavender not only repels pests in your garden, it also smells (and looks) heavenly. It’s used to repel most insects you’d want to keep out of the garden, particularly fleas, moths and mosquitoes.

What it is: Marigolds are a popular garden flower as they are cheap to obtain and contain vibrant orange hues.

What it’s good for: Plant the scented varieties of marigolds to deter pests. The French Marigold variety is recommended for keeping whiteflies away from tomatoes, and they protect the health of the soil under the plants.



Should Meditation Be Included In the Education of Our Youth? (Study) - Expanded Consciousness

Should Meditation Be Included In the Education of Our Youth? (Study) - Expanded Consciousness

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer: The Top 5 Phones With The Highest Radiation

You probably know by now  that cell-phone usage could expose you to unhealthy levels of radiation. Cell phones emit a dangerous non-ionizing form of electromagnetic radiation which gets absorbed by our tissues and cells and can result in serious health problems.

According to a new study conducted by researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and published in the Biochemical Journal, as little as 10 minutes on a cell phone can trigger changes in brain cells linked to cell division and cancer.

Dr. John Bucher, Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health, National toxicology program, testified, “As of now, with only 10-12 years exposure, and use increasing dramatically, there is a concern of increase in brain cancer, related to use. Children have a configuration of the skull which allows deeper penetration of cell phone radiation with a potentially greater risk.”

Check it out


Read More At http://www.getholistichealth.com/41501/cell-phone-radiation-and-cancer-the-top-5-phones-with-the-highest-radiation/

Sunday, March 22, 2015




Picture me sitting in front of you reading this information to you.  We are not rag dolls and too often we hear someone dying of cancer instead of hearing how we can prevent this disease from happening or at least cut it in half.  We live in a fast pace world and so many of us believe what we hear and also use what’s on the market because we do not think that our society will harm us.  Wait, I was one of these people and know based on experience how this works.


We need to educate ourselves on the main goal and that is to prevent cancer.  Knowledge if used is power ~ but because we all live in such a quick moving pace there never seems to be enough time to think or to research. I decided to write this for anyone that cares to do something about it.  My hope is that we all can spread the knowledge and live a healthier lifestyle. 


I know this first hand for I had cancer and decided to do something outside the rim of the conventional treatments.  I was told by a highly educated doctor that the first thing that we need to understand is that we can’t change our environment on our own, but we can start to change it in our homes.  So one way is to go all organic.  This just isn’t our foods but also, the products that we use every day. So many items are modified or have chemicals in them that change our body chemistry which can lead to getting cancer.  Another important fact is since we live in a world of hurry with the attempt to get things done like yesterday; our stress levels are high.  We need to meditate and relax so that our bodies do not continue to extract the chemical that can increase the likelihood of getting cancer.  To help in combatting stress so as to cut off this chemical, enjoy a form of exercise.  This could be fun, like take up dancing, walking, or even start playing in a group sport.  Yes, I am saying it.  It’s a known fact that prayer can also help your physical outcome of health.

Prevention is the key.  However; our DNA plays a great role in our behavior and attitude on how we live.  Through all the above findings one can change the DNA and you can stay healthier.


Now, if you or someone you know has cancer there are options out there.  This is the age of communication and it is a big world, look and see what other countries are doing to manage cancer other than cut, poison and burn.  I have studied options for over four years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Check out my option www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com  for I have learned that managing cancer is a scientific approach and it’s your blueprint that needs to be changed. 


My goal is to make it FDA approved so insurance companies will pay for this type of treatment, because I believe that we should have options that can be done without breaking our bank account.  I hear from people all the time two responses to what I am writing.  First, I wish I can do what you did, but I do not have the money or if your option would be FDA approved the doctors and the outpatient cancer clinics will go out of business.  I have answers to these remarks.


First, cancer is a money making business, even if we have insurance it does not pay for all the treatments.  At some point it max’s out and you have to pay something out of your own pocket.  So you have to decide what is worth more, your life or the money you put into your treatment. 


Second, I feel that the new age will continue to advance and doctors and the medical industry will grow financially with this option.  Instead of all these chemo clinics, we can have stem cell banks, hyperthermia clinics, ozone clinics.  We need to understand that cancer cells will die with heat and oxygen.  With the new age we need to create new ideas and techniques to use to treat this disease with these two findings. 


I am not saying that people should not totally stop chemo treatments, if that is truly what they believe will cure them.  I am merely suggesting that we have more than one option on the table that our insurance companies will pay for.  For example, mine would pay for the hospital stay in the states for surgery and then after chemo and radiation, but would not cover the hospital stay in Mexico even though it was ten times cheaper.  I did not expect them to cover the non FDA approved treatments, but the hospital stay!!  The fact is that it was cheaper than having to go through the conventional way and the suffering.  It’s funny, but they paid after the fact the MRI’s, CT Scans and lab work that showed the cancer leaving my body.


Please stand up with me and change the thinking of our health industry and help me convince our politicians and physicians that there is a better way to fight cancer without side effects and have immune therapy a type of treatment available to all with the insurance paying even some of it.  We need to not be treated like rag dolls but as human beings.   Let’s share this so that others can start to educate themselves and begin to manage a healthier lifestyle.


Individually we are a drop, but together we are an ocean.   The ocean turns into the sea, which surrounds this big world.  So let’s begin today and talk about it among our friends.  Support this cause and stand up to a better option to destroy cancer.  Thanks



Saturday, March 21, 2015




Recently after two years of living in Mexico, I visited the states.  I am from Florida and lived there all my life until two years ago.  It was nice to visit with all my family and friends, but I know why I left now.  You do not know what is normal until you go back and experience what was.  Being in Mexico, Dan and I have been healing our bodies with less stress.


Going back, Dan wanted to drive, for here in Mexico we take a taxi everywhere.  Well, Dan’s stress level went way up and after two days of driving, he remembered why he did not want to drive any more.  It’s real fast pace and going back, it reminded us of why we left in the first place.  Everyone thinks that Mexico is dangerous, but it is not anywhere near the crime rate in the US.  I welcome anyone to come and experience it for themselves.  The area that Dan and I live in is Chapala area and there are many Americans and Canadians that live here.  I have been in this area for two years and have not spoken Spanish.  This is much like the Spanish people going to the U.S. and not speaking any English.  You see it works both ways.


It’s always great to come home to your own bed and surroundings.  Dan and I have made Hotel Perico our home for now.  It’s like a community of friendships that last a life time.  When we got back we were greeted by our neighbors here with open arms.  This is a great feeling to have from both worlds.


Going back to my home town, where there were many treasured memories gave me an opportunity to express to my family and friends how humble I am for their support and love.  There were so many highlights to the trip.  The number one was seeing Dan’s face light up when he saw our daughter’s wedding dress that she picked out.  This was priceless.  I was able to spend the three days she came down for, to join us with happy memories.  My daughter and her husband to be are on a shuffleboard team up north. In St. Pete., we went to watch them play at the first and original U.S. court. Other highlights were taking my mother out to dinner, her choice and celebrating her 80th birthday.  Another was when I had lunch with my Countryside Surgery Girls, Their support and friendship will last a life time.  The hugs and seeing them with the book I wrote that they purchased and brought for me to autograph was priceless.

I have to thank all my family and friends for all their love.