New Online Course: Cancer Nutrition


Hello Dear Reader!

An online friend of mine, Dr. Homer Lim has put together an informative, easy to understand online course about the importance of nutrition when going through cancer treatment. When I was sick, I had to do my own research on the Internet for hours and hours, looking for ways to rebuild my immune system, not only from the cancer but from all the toxic drugs I was taking. If I knew about Dr. Lim, it would have saved me a lot of time and energy.

My team of oncology doctors were great BUT none of them told me the importance of eating healthy, nutritional foods. I did meet with a so-called hospital dietician but she told me to eat the same junk food that made me sick in the first place! I was polite to her but I didn’t listen to her advice. I knew intuitively, the food she recommended was toxic and would make me sicker by “feeding ” the cancer.

Now that I’m well, I am a HUGE advocate for eating healthy, phytonutrient foods. Many of these are included in the course. So what’s in this course, you ask?
This course is about how cancer can be controlled, stopped or prevented using proper nutrition. Cancer can be a formidable diagnosis, but it is not a death sentence.
This course will take about 1-2 hours and contains PDFs that can be printed. This course is structured for people to be able to recall and understand with ease.
Course includes tips on:
• Foods that feed or fight cancer
• Foods that boost the immune system
• What to take before, during and after surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy
• What supplements would be the ideal for cancer prevention, recurrence
• What is detoxification and fasting good for
What are the requirements?
• need an open mind
• PDf reader
What am I going to get from this course?
• Over 12 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
• Get the best nutrition tips for cancer
• Discuss the different nutrients needed by cancer survivors
• Learn different diets and techniques for different cancer treatments
What is the target audience?
• This course is for cancer survivors as well as the those who wishes to help or support their loved ones diagnosed with cancer

It includes a PDF file you can download to reference later. Even though I eat healthy now, I still learned some new stuff from Dr. Lim.

If this interests you (and I hope it does), click here to sign up.

Knowledge is power!  And you don’t have to have cancer to learn how to eat healthier, in fact eating healthy foods will help your immune systems attack diseased cells before they have a chance to proliferate in your body.

Be well!


Acupuncture Could Help Relieve Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors


This post is reblogged from an article in Cure Magazine. You can subscribe for free and not only get stories via email but get a hard copy of the magazine delivered to your mailbox bi-monthly:

A few needle pricks from acupuncture may be enough to cool severe and daily hot flashes for many breast cancer survivors, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. – Read more here.

Acupuncture saved my life so many times, starting with menopause. I went to western doctors for a year — who were no help– before a customer at the coffee shop I worked at turned me on to acupuncture. I was hooked after just one treatment and see an acupuncturist whenever I feel funky or the time I sat crossed legged too long meditating at a Tibet temple, and injured the muscles around my left knee (getting me out of there was like an episode of The Lucy Show). 

Acupuncture has been around thousands of years and I have no doubt it can help with hot flashes. And if you’re afraid of needles, the ones they use are so thin, you won’t feel them, but you will feel very relaxed.

Be well!






The Hazards of a Blustery Day


Living as a disabled person has been an adjustment, especially since I’ve always been active and definitely independent. All the jobs I had were always physical. For the most part I can get around with a walker and if I am going shopping I always find a parking space next to an empty grocery cart, which I use to get from the parking lot to the store.

Today there were no carts so I parked in a handicapped space about 30 feet from the store entrance and psyched myself up to go in without one. I’ve done it before but what I didn’t realize was, this time the wind had picked up since I left home. For the average person wind is no big deal, for me it can be a hazard. If a gust of wind hits me just right I can fall down. As soon as I got out of the car I noticed the wind but figured I could just hurry, grab a cart by the door and go about my business… that was until a big gust  made me lose my balance. I flapped my arms like a huge bird to keep myself upright. I didn’t fall and the wind stopped (or so I thought) but it was really gearing up for a stronger one. Once more I was thrown off-balance and I flapped my “wings.” This time I knew I wouldn’t make it and my car was too far to go back. My only option was to call for help… just like those old ladies you see in the commercials who fell down and can’t get up, only I was still standing (barely).

Two male store employees were sitting outside and came running to my aid. On the one hand I was relieved and the other embarrassed. How do I explain that I can’t walk in wind? I look normal…until I walk, then I look drunk, unless if I have a walker or cart to hold on to. The guys were so helpful and understanding. They both looked like teenagers and I probably looked like a grandma to them. Ok, I turn 60 in 48 hours, so technically I could be… but I don’t feel that old.

I bought my groceries and thanked the guys again. On the drive home I laughed about what happened. I didn’t fall but I probably looked like a total nut flapping my arms and yelling. If I saw someone doing that, I would have laughed too and I would have helped, but still found the whole thing amusing.

Next time I’ll wait for someone to come out with their groceries and ask to use their cart so I don’t get myself in that situation again.

Be well,