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Vindication! “Is Sugar Toxic?” April 15, 2011

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This is a very long article from NY Times Magazine, but well worth reading if you’d like to understand Gary Taubes’ connection between sugar and cancer. I, personally, am a believer–as you would already know if you’ve read even a few of my posts. In my personal battle against breast cancer, I read and researched the topic endlessly to try to understand the cause of my cancer, as I didn’t fit the typical picture of most cancer victims: I wasn’t overweight, (more…)

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Sugar–Again! November 5, 2009

Posted by mygiftofcancer in breast cancer, cancer, faith, health, healthy living, mastectomy, sugar, traditional herbal medicine.
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I knew it! Finally I see it in black and white: In the article below, Dr. Maoshing Ni gives more evidence that sugar is a major culprit in the development of breast cancer: ” Another study discovered that rats fed a high-sugar diet had a substantially elevated rate of breast cancer when compared to rats on a regular diet.
I have felt so much healthier since I kicked the sugar habit! It isn’t exactly a subtle difference, but of course eliminating sugar wasn’t the only change I made, so I haven’t followed the usual scientific method in making this claim, but there’s a lot of evidence pointing to sugar as a major factor in the development of many health problems, including cancer. (more…)

Sugar’s the Main Villain in My Book October 8, 2009

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It’s hard to believe that I’m writing about sugar again, after several earlier posts and more-or-less promising I’d leave the subject alone. I suspected that many of you were tired of hearing about it. But I was happy to read 2 more confirmation recently that there are still plenty of people out there who firmly believe that sugar (especially large amounts of it) is to be avoided if one wants to stay healthy.

As I mentioned before, I have a voracious sweet tooth when I indulge it, and I did indulge it when I was young. However, I cut back considerably during most of my adult years, but until quite recently could still easily binge when temptation overtook me. Apparently, according to my herbal doctor, it took its toll on my body in more ways than one. (more…)

Alternative Cancer Therapy August 18, 2009

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a batch of herbsVIETNAMESE TRADITIONAL HERBAL MEDICINE

Here’s a batch of herbs carefully prepared as part of the prescription for my husband’s painful knee. After seeing my improvement and progress due to using herbal medicine to treat my breast cancer and other minor ailments, my husband was willing to try my Vietnamese herbal medicine doctor. Since he would be traveling in a couple of weeks, he needed to have his knee in good shape to be able to manage his heavy luggage and long walks at the airports, etc.

I took him for his first visit last Thursday morning and he began drinking the specially prepared tea that afternoon. Now, the following Tuesday, he says he can feel the improvement already. It seems likely that he’ll be physically ready for his trip–now he just needs to finish all his other preparations!

I’ve put together a page on my MY GIFT OF CANCER website (not my blog here on WordPress) (https://sites.google.com/site/mygiftofcancer/home) Google Sites with photos and a description of a usual trip to this type of doctor, what happens, what you see (and smell) and a bit about the preparation of the herbal tea at home. Check out the article here.

Cinnamon June 22, 2009

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Cinnamon is a great way to improve the flavor of countless dishes and happens to be one of my favorite spices. I came across this great article,  “Cinnamon is a Wonder Spice for Health and Well-Being” and posted it as a page (click on the title to read it.) It explains about the virtues of cinnamon, a spice which my husband and I add fairly generously to our weekly oatmeal. As much as we would love to have it more often, we only eat oatmeal weekly because it’s so expensive here in Vietnam. Cinnamon, on the other hand, is quite cheap. It is locally grown and is especially known in Asia for its warming qualities and is often used to provide relief when faced with the onset of a cold or flu, especially when mixed in a tea with some fresh ginger. (more…)