If you have the good fortune of not having cancer, please get regular medical checkups. The standard medical protocols for cancer treatment have not changed much in the past 50 years, but the improvement in detection of cancer through testing has been dramatic. The main weapon in beating cancer is to detect it early. Most of the wonderful statistics you hear about from cancer society’s seeking donations are due to early detection.
There are doctors who have gone against the grain in terms of investigating and trying alternative. These doctors are truly brave people because the pressure on them to conform to the standards is immense.
What to do if you have recently received a cancer diagnosis?
Welcome to the scary world. I was diagnosed with cancer last summer (thank God it turned out to be a bad diagnosis). For those that have never been diagnosed with cancer, be grateful because there is nothing else like it. I can only speak for myself, but everything in life changed for me the moment I heard the bad news. All the love and good wishes are comforting, but nothing changes the fact that you think you are in this alone. You go to sleep thinking about it, you wake up thinking about it, and you think about it off and on all day long.
The most important piece of advice I can offer is try not to panic. Remaining calm and level headed is easier said than done. You or your loved one has probably had cancer for at least a couple of years without knowing about it. It is very unlikely that you will need to start procedures right away. While it is natural to want to “do something” immediately, it doesn’t work that way. There will be waiting time for appointments….lots of appointments. You will receive appointments for testing, appointments to review the test results, appointments to meet specialists, appointments for more testing, and finally, the specialist will recommend a course of action.
I would recommend that you take the time between when you have first heard the news until your specialist makes his or her recommendations to start educating yourself. You will receive all kinds of advice whether you want it or not. It seems that everyone has an opinion on the subject. Some people advocate sticking to standard medical protocols, some others will attempt you to will shun the medical world and search for alternative treatments.
There are other choices
Within a few weeks of being diagnosed with cancer, your doctors will likely be pressing you to start treatments. There is a growing movement of people who believe that the entire medical/pharmaceutical professions are more concerned with money that with helping. I’m not one of them.
Although it is obvious that cancer research and treatment has a large financial component, my experience has been that the doctors really do care. Growing up as the son of a doctor, I can tell you that the seemingly cold exterior that many of us witness in the profession is just a means of self preservation on the part of the doctors. Doctors are only human after all and dealing with cancer as a career is not an easy choice.
While doctors do care, I personally don’t think that they have received a proper education in dealing with cancer. When a profession is still offering the same protocols that were being used 50 years ago with limited improvement in success rates, intuitively you should know that something is not right. If your doctors discredit alternative strategies, just keep in mind that doctors don’t want to venture outside of what they have been taught. Just because doctors are smart doesn’t mean they have all the answers.
There are alternatives, both medical and otherwise. Before you do anything, spend time researching….your life may depend upon it. Pick up Suzanne Somers book “Knockout’ and read up on the theories and practices of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, Dr. James Forsythe, Dr. Julie Taguchi, Dr. Russell Blaylock and others. Many have found success with the Gerson Therapy and other strategies. This is an important time to keep an open mind and do your research.
What you can do on your own beyond researching
There are things that you can do on your own to improve the odds. First off, avoid the obvious cancer causing substances like cigarettes, and the many other publicized known carcinogens.
The stuff that I read online about becoming more alkaline through changing what you eat and drink seems to be true. Cancer does thrive in an acidic environment while it can’t sustain itself over the long term in an alkaline body. There is just too much evidence to ignore that sugars, white flour, and dairy are part of the problem.
It seems like a no-brainer to eat more alkaline foods (veggies, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds) and cut back on the acidic foods (red meats, junk food etc). Drink water (preferably alkaline water) as it is the only liquid we need. Avoid sodas, sugary drinks, juices, and use alcohol in moderation. Exercise! Get enough sleep as our bodies need time to recover. Perhaps the most important choice of all is to reduce stress….really! I personally believe that stress plays a much bigger role than people realize in all forms of disease.
What about Ionized Water?
Finally….I’m getting to the point. I took the time to point out other factors and strategies because I think it would be folly to believe that ionized water is the magic bullet for curing cancer.
The online websites that sell water ionizers never come right out and say that drinking ionized water will prevent or cure cancer, but they drop some pretty strong hints. My blog also offers up a number of compelling testimonies from people that have experienced dramatic improvement when they started drinking ionized water. Does that mean that I think people that have received a cancer diagnosis should race out and buy a water ionizer? No….but I do think it is something that deserves consideration.
Despite what the naysayers claim, drinking alkaline water does help raise the pH level in your body. The fact that your stomach is acidic does not nullify the ability of alkaline water to have a positive effect on the pH level in your body. As the cells in your stomach wall detect the presence of alkaline food or water, they will produce hydrochloric acid (HCl) to counteract the elevated pH. When HCl is produced, a bicarbonate byproduct is also produced. It is the creation of bicarbonates that enter the small intestine that alter the pH of the liquids in your body.
Which water ionizer should I buy if I decide to go ahead?
I don’t think it matters because they all work.
My preference would be to purchase a machine with adequate power to produce high pH and low ORP. Unfortunately that doesn’t really narrow things down because the major brands all provide plenty of power.
I would also recommend a machine that is reliable. Once again this is not really a deciding factor because all the machines are reliable. The science is really simple and the technology has been around for a long time. Most of the companies offer warranties that will outlast the technology. By that I mean that by the time it comes to replacing a machine, there will likely be better solutions available. In the meantime, inexpensive replacement parts are available so companies simply install new parts instead of repairing machines.
If all the brands work and they are all reliable, it seems that it really gets down to price. You will find machines that range in price from $1,000 to $4,000. Choose the one that makes the best sense for you based upon your comfort level with the product itself and the people behind the product.
I believe that buying a water ionizer is a good decision for anyone. When it comes to battling cancer, I think the argument for purchasing a water ionizer becomes even more compelling. If cost is an issue, contact me and I will hook you up with suppliers that provide the machines for 50% off the retail price for cancer patients.