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Reply from L. #3 April 25, 2009

Posted by mygiftofcancer in cancer, Letters, vegetarian.
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October 22, 2008

Dear_____,

It is completely understandable that you are stressing! There is simply too much to think about and no one there who can help guide you. You should not be losing weight–you are already quite thin. D. did lose a lot of weight on this diet but he could afford to as he was about 30 pounds overweight when he began it. Are you eating avocados and bananas? They are higher in calories than many fruits and the avocados have very good oils. I would try to find a way to add them to your breakfast line-up. (more…)

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Letters to a Friend, #3 April 24, 2009

Posted by mygiftofcancer in cancer, faith, Letters to a Friend, prayer, traditional herbal medicine, vegetarian.
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October 21, 2008

Dear L,

It’s such a blessing to be in touch with you at this time. I see it as more than a coincidence that we had lunch together this past summer and could connect on this very important issue. I do keep coming back to “A Cancer Battle Plan” and am so glad I have a copy.

However, as much as I’d like to say I’ve got it all figured out now, I’m still unsure of my best course of action eating-wise. I know that getting the results of the tissue analysis will help some, but I also expect the doctor who delivers that news will also be armed with the usual pharmaceutical options and I’m not interested in that route. At least, not now. I’ve read enough to give me hope in the body’s own ability to wipe out the cancer. (more…)

Reply from L. #2 April 23, 2009

Posted by mygiftofcancer in cancer, healthy living, vegetarian.
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October 7, 2008

Dear  _____,

I was so very glad to hear from you again, as I was afraid that what I said in my previous e-mail might have been too overwhelming.

I think you have a wonderful attitude and it sounds like you are on your way to beginning this new diet and lifestyle.

To try to answer some of your questions: (1) Yes, I think beans can cause some gas problems. I think it helps if you soak the beans for 24 hours before you cook them. Also, I think your body gradually gets used to it. You can experiment with different beans as they may have different effects on you. I think lentils may be the easiest to digest. (Great lentil soup recipe: brown onions in a little oil; add lentils (more…)