Sunday, May 17, 2015

YOUR MIND IS A GARDEN AND YOUR THOUGHTS ARE THE SEEDS….


YOUR MIND IS A GARDEN AND YOUR THOUGHTS ARE THE SEEDS….

Your mind is like a garden and with it your thoughts are seeds that are planted. Through knowledge you water the seeds and they become plants. The plants will grow and multiply with beautiful flowers while planning the future.
Our lives are somewhat like a plant; we start like a seed and form into a plant. What we feed ourselves is what type of flowers blossom. If we do not eat the proper foods we can become weeds and die. Just close your eyes and picture this and think of the shapes and colors that make up the growth of your life.

I would like to see a garden full of different types of healthy flowers, but until then we need to educate ourselves on how to water it. Throughout my journey I have expressed my concerns on cancer treatments and what path I took. I also have researched and shared articles for prevention. As I share I am also learning and healing my body. It’s all about your body, soul and mind. Check it out and start your garden with the right tools for growth and success.
http://121586.wix.com/-myjourney

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

REACH FOR THE STARS


REACH FOR THE STARS

We all have wondered time to time if one can reach for the stars. I believe we can if we put our whole body ~ soul ~ mind together and stretch out for the unthinkable. I have done this; while this past 5 years with the help of my doctors we together worked with FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE to heal my body to make it strong again. I chose another route to manage my cancer without surgery or chemicals and found that it can be done. All it took was some hard work and knowledge about how to take care of one’s body. Our immune system is a very important part of this function along with our food choices.



We were all made the same and our body functions all work together. We just have to put the puzzle all together the same way through learning and to have an open mind to what is available to us. I have and would like to share my experiences and hope that everyone would do the research before making a decision that would cost one’s life. Have hope and reach higher, the sky is the limit. Give faith a leap and explore the possibility that there is more that we can   to manage cancer. BECAUSE THERE IS!


What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
Functional Medicine focuses on understanding the fundamental physiological processes, the environmental inputs, and the genetic predispositions that influence health and disease so that interventions are focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms.
There are seven basic principles underlying functional medicine which include the following:

  • Science-based medicine that connects the emerging research base to clinical practice.
  • Biochemical individuality based on genetic and environmental uniqueness.
  • Patient-centered care rather than disease-focused treatment.
  • Dynamic balance of internal and external factors that affect total functioning.
  • Web-like interconnections among the body's physiological processes also affect every aspect of functionality.
  • Health as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease.
  • Promotion of organ reserve.

 

 

Monday, May 4, 2015

MY LAST CRY FOR HELP


MY LAST CRY FOR HELP

Thinking back to when we were a child, do you remember ever having a pet turtle?  Well, it hit me the other week and how much I wanted to go back to those days and enjoy my pet turtle.  So off to the pet store I went and there were turtles and supplies for them.  I was overjoyed with laughter for now I have my pet turtle.  The pet store clerk gave me a brief lesson on how to take care of them. I purchased two plus a little aquarium (like a bowl that I had when I was a child with a palm tree and steps for them to get out of the water.) He told me that the turtles will only live up to five months.

 


Life is like this; you sometimes begin what you intend to do prior to doing the research.  I went home after and did some research and saw that the turtles needed a bigger home and healthy foods. The small bowls are called death bowls.  I learned what to do to keep them around for a long time with a quality of life.  I went back to the pet store and got a larger aquarium with healthier food and even a filter.  Now, I know that my turtles will be happier. They are able to swim and exercise with more room to enjoy life.

My last cry for help is about sharing what I have learned with my experiences with cancer and much like my turtles trying to educate the public on what other treatments that are out there without side effects.  We go to the doctor and he tells us we have cancer and without researching we believe what he says and go along with it because others do and the insurance will only pay for what he says.  This is why I am doing this petition, because I know that there are other types of treatments that work and are not paid by the insurance companies.  I want others to have this quality of life without cut, burn or poison and side effects.  Please join me and lets change the mode of chemo and radiation for they are still experimenting on us with this type of treatment, why not be experimenting with other ways without side effects and have the insurance companies pay for those .

Research and remember that knowledge is power, so until we change the way of treatments, people will suffer with the side effects and chemicals that are given to them.  With the numbers each day that die of cancer, these may be your friends, family or even you some day.  Let’s change this and stand up with me and sign this petition and make a difference.  You are a drop, but together we are an ocean. 

   http://www.thepetitionsite.com/552/608/740/stand-up-to-cancer/

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I AM NOT DONE LAUGHING

I AM NOT DONE LAUGHING


I am still here after managing my cancer for five years. There is a purpose, something that I has grown as my passion. I am not done smiling or laughing for I have a lot of work ahead of me. What I know now has made me a better person and wiser ~ KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. This statement is so true because this is what has pulled me through and healed me. Perhaps, if I listened to my surgeon five years ago, “IT IS WHAT IT IS” I might not be writing this piece.

Almost a month ago I started a petition http://www.thepetitionsite.com/552/608/740/stand-up-to-cancer/, which is so dear to me, for this is the type of treatment that turned my live around without side effects. I am tired of seeing and hearing sad stories of how one suffers and all the side effects that go into chemo and radiation. We need to open our eyes and minds to see that there are other options out there in this wide world of ours. With the modern equipment such as the internet we can see beyond our little corner.


Let’s change the way we treat people, lets not use Russian Roulette and forget that we all have a choice on our quality of life and stand up to our government and have insurance companies pay for other options other than surgery, chemo or radiation.
I have written a book http://121586.wix.com/-myjourney. The purpose ~ I wanted people to learn that in order to cure cancer one has to change their lifestyle. The first step is prevention and finding the core of how it happened in the first place. The book is an easy read and provides a lot of information, please check it out.

To expand the KNOWLEDGE I have also created a web site with treatments that provide options on how to treat and manage cancer without surgery, chemo and radiation. http://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/ it’s a Scientific Approach which creates personalized programs that are customized for each patient, helping them to fight their cancer their way. Because everyone’s blueprint is different.


So you see I am not done living my life and I will be smiling and laughing. This is what I would like for all cancer patients ~ not just a few. Please stand with me and change the thinking toward cancer and let every cancer patient have a option toward a quality of live.


 


Friday, April 24, 2015

Knowledge is power and prevention is the key

We need to think about the next generation and protect our children from this disease called cancer.  Knowledge is power and prevention is the key.  However sometimes that does not protect us from this disease eating away at our bodies.. We do not need to put poisons or radiation in our bodies to manage cancer. Checkout another option  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-WnYq-aGHA  Stand up and sign this petition and make a change for our children and grandchildren. Please share 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/552/608/740/stand-up-to-cancer/

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TRIP TO ZAMORA CITY

TRIP TO ZAMORA CITY

Last Friday Dan and I took a tour to the city of Zamora where our first stop was the Cathedral and then some R & R time where we went to Camecuaro Lake.

Zamora de Hidalgo, is a city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. The 2010 census population was 141,627. making it the third largest city in the state. The city is the municipal seat of Zamora Municipality, which has an area of 330.97 km² (127.79 sq mi) and includes many other smaller communities, the largest of which is Ario de Rayón (Ario Santa Mónica). The municipality's population is around 186,102, which makes it the second most populous urban area in the state.

The city of Zamora is an important economic center in the state and the most significant population center between the cities of Morelia and Guadalajara. The city is located on the Tarascan Plateau in the northwestern part of the state, at an elevation of 1,567 m (5,141 ft) above sea level. Zamora is surrounded by the fertile Tziróndaro Valley which is an important agricultural area that exports large amounts of produce to the United States.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a gothic revival Catholic cathedral located in Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico

The cornerstone of the cathedral was laid on February 2, 1898, the feast of Candlemas, by the second bishop of Zamora, Don Jose Ma. Càzares y Martinez. The architectural plan is attributed to the Zamoran architect Jesús Hernández Segura. The diocese had been established in 1862 and needed a cathedral.


Beginning


The construction started in 1898, with a crew of more than 300 men working on the site. It was designed in the neogothic, or gothic revival style with an unusual twist, a dome over the crossing. The cathedral would contain 5 extensive naves, 4 of which had been roofed over by the end of 1910; vast amounts of quarry stone were required in order to accelerate the work.

The Mexican Revolution brought problems to Zamora, and to the country as a whole. In 1914 the work of construction was suspended due to the revolution and later, the Cristero War, for an indefinite time.

During the intervening years, only half of the cathedral was complete, including 4 of the naves, and all the pillars were in place. Unfortunately, due to the continuing conflict, the original drafts were lost; all that remained were a drawing of the original facade and a general plan of construction. Also, much of the original quarry stone disappeared, and the cathedral was damaged when the army decided to use one of the stone walls as a place of execution; many died by firing squad for their faith. The evidence still exists in the form of hundreds of bullet holes etched in the wall; a silent memorial to those who died there.

After many fits and starts, in 1988 His Excellency Josè E. Jiménez Robles, eighth bishop of Zamora, was able to plan for restarting construction and in 1989, it was decided to dedicate the building to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Its completion seemed almost impossible to him; the lack of economic resources and the time needed to complete the project being the most daunting tasks. He only knew that he and the faithful were up against a difficult but noble task.


The work of reconstruction began in 1990, with a new facade instead of what was originally planned, and bearing a resemblance to the gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy. A spire was placed at the crossing instead of the planned dome, this being an element more in keeping with pure gothic architecture. The walls were cleaned of debris then cracks were repaired and the walls reinforced. The towers were redesigned to make them more spacious and the patio was paved in order to lend greater stability to the building.

At the moment, construction is on the verge of completion and last details are being finished. The organ, by Alexander Schuke Orgelbau of Potsdam, Germany, is complete and was installed early in 2009. With the newly installed spires, the towers now reach a height of 105 meters. The inner illumination is completely finished and in niches on the pillars, images of the saints have been placed, with plaques with their respective names underneath

On to the lake we go for some relaxed R & R time.  The Park consists of 9.65 hectares (23.8 acres) of protected area including Camécuaro Lake which is supplied by a series of natural springs. The lake is popular due to crystal clear water and the beautiful vegetation that surrounds the lake. Even though the lake is relatively small, many photographers from all over Mexico come to take professional photographs that capture the parks picturesque views.

Over all the trip was fabulous.  Just riding along the roads of Mexico gives you another outlook of life and the history that took place here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

MY VOICE

My voice ~ Be the change. In 2015, THERE WILL BE AN ESTIMATED 1,658,370 NEW CANCER CASES DIAGNOSED and 589,430 cancer DEATHS in the US. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/…/608/740/stand-up-to-cancer/ ~ PLEASE SHARE WITH AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE

Thursday, April 16, 2015

DOCUMENTARY


DOCUMENTARY

 

We cannot change the way they are treating cancer until the public that is being treated or have known someone that has passed on from it ~ stand together.  We as a whole can change the thinking toward cancer.  First, I recommend this document and then you can decide why I am so passionate of changing the options and having the insurance companies pay for those other options.   http://video.pbs.org/program/story-cancer-emperor-all-maladies/ .  Please join me and let’s stand together and make a change….. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/552/608/740/stand-up-to-cancer/
 
 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

IT’S NOT THE CANCER THAT IS EATING INSIDE ME ~ BUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT IS BEING DONE


IT’S NOT THE CANCER THAT IS EATING INSIDE ME

BUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT IS BEING DONE

(PART 1)

 

I was awaken from a restless sleep, torn from watching a documentary that was advised to be watched by a friend.  It was about the history of cancer and I was amazed to see what was being done back in the nineteenth century. I was even more surprised to see and hear that not much difference has been done since then. 

 

During the late 1800’s women that had breast cancer had surgery to remove the breast, all layers; to prevent the cancer from coming back.  However, the fix was not enough.  In most cases the cancer came back in another organ and to fix that, they removed that organ which caused it to arrive in another.  This is not much different to what is happening today!

 

Chemo and radiation started in the early nineteen hundreds, which provided results which were pretty much the same.  The chemo ~a poison drug was experimented on people with the successful rate that the drug would later form another type of cancer or other side effects.  Radiation was done with the same results.  However they are doing the same type of procedures today!

 

As I grew up I had experienced the same results with my family members.  At an early age I watched my father and his siblings all go through chemo and radiation and saw the same results and death.  This was in the 1970’s when President Nixon passed a bill to raise funds for the cure of cancer.

 
in memory of my Dad, lets make a difference


When I graduated from high school, my passion was to help and change the way cancer was feeding on the public. I went into the medical field and went along with the crowd until I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my early 50’s.  Everything came back to me and my life changed with the knowledge and education what is out there for treatment.  I explored the world for options and found results without long term side effects.  It’s amazing what you can find out there if you look hard enough.    

 

With all the funding that has been going on for many years, they just keep coming up with poisons to fight this illness. I am appalled that not enough research is going toward the type of treatments that Mexico and Germany has been doing for years.  There is a way to fight cancer without surgery, chemo, radiation that do show good results. 

 

We as people need to realize that the type of procedures are being used now have a very low rate of cure and look outside the box and educate ourselves.  It’s been known that heat and oxygen kills cancer and there are other ways rather than the norm that burns and poisons and causes other side effects.  I should know for I had these other methods and have had minor side effects ~ a fever.  In researching further a fever is not a bad side effect.  This is a way that your body is telling you that there is something wrong and it wants to escape out.  So often, we are given a pill to break the fever when in many cases we should let it take its course.

 

Immune therapy (T Cells), hyperthermia and ozone treatments are much more affective without side effects.  The insurance companies will not pay for this for they say it is experimental; but isn’t chemo and radiation.  It has been a trial since the early nineteen hundreds and still with the same results.  Why not put the money for a cancer cure into what I did and have insurance companies pay for it.  Wait, maybe they do not want to find a cure or a better type of treatment, because more people will live.   Just look at the statistics and think about it:

Every 7 minutes a woman is diagnosed with gynecological cancer, 1 million a year in the U.S.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in women in the United States for 2015 are:

About 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer

About 62,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the breast will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).

About 40,290 deaths from breast cancer

Cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

Annual report, The American Cancer Society

This annual report provides the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2015, as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment. In 2015, THERE WILL BE AN ESTIMATED 1,658,370 NEW CANCER CASES DIAGNOSED and 589,430 cancer DEATHS in the US. (Please note: The projected numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2015 should not be compared with previous years to track cancer trends because they are model-based and vary from year to year for reasons other than changes in cancer occurrence. Age-standardized incidence and death rates should be used to measure cancer trends.)

Cancer Research Funding

Key Points

• The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, is the Nation’s principal agency for cancer research and coordinates the National Cancer Program.

• As a federal agency, NCI receives its funds from Congress.

• Although NCI’s budget has been relatively flat in recent years, averaging approximately $4.9 billion per year, funding for specific cancer types and research categories may fluctuate for a number of reasons.

• Other federal agencies, state, and local governments, voluntary organizations, private institutions, and industry spend substantial amounts of money on cancer-related research.

Source: National Cancer Institute: website.

As I understand it science has mapped the genome for cancer. The problem is that the cancer cells mutate making many drug treatment programs ineffective. Research is very expensive and as drugs become ineffective continuing research must be performed to combat the evolution of the disease driving up costs for treatment. In a great many cases patient’s lives are extended by drugs used to fight their disease until their cancer mutates creating another type of cancer cell requiring another type of drug.

So you see why I am tossing and turning and can’t get to sleep.  The cancer is gone, but the knowledge that I have learned is eating inside me and I am heartbroken to hear and see the percentage of people dying of this illness when it doesn’t have to be that way.

The best part of the research money should go into prevention of cancer.  I have learned so much regarding this subject and have changed my lifestyle, which will prevent the cancer that I had to come back.  You see we are treating this disease with symptoms and not the core of how we got it.  There is a reason, we need to treat each person individually and treat the source and not the symptom.

Wake up and stand with me and change the thinking of the way we treat cancer.  Sign and spread the petition with others so more options are approved for insurance companies to pay.  Individually we are a drop, but together we can be an ocean.   http://www.thepetitionsite.com/552/608/740/stand-up-to-cancer/

 

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LETS CHANGE THE THINKING OF CANCER

My passion and goal is to have options available in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, covered by all insurance companies. Stand up to cancer with me and change the health care industry. You are a drop, but together we are an ocean. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE ~ LETS CHANGE THE THINKING OF CANCER

 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/552/608/740/stand-up-to-cancer/


Some statistics to think about:
Every 7 minutes a woman is diagnosed with gynecological cancer, 1 million a year in the U.S.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in women in the United States for 2015 are:
About 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer
About 62,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the breast will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
About 40,290 deaths from breast cancer
cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
Annual report, The American Cancer Society
This annual report provides the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2015, as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment. In 2015, THERE WILL BE AN ESTIMATED 1,658,370 NEW CANCER CASES DIAGNOSED and 589,430 cancer DEATHS in the US. (Please note: The projected numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2015 should not be compared with previous years to track cancer trends because they are model-based and vary from year to year for reasons other than changes in cancer occurrence. Age-standardized incidence and death rates should be used to measure cancer trends.)
Cancer Research Funding
Key Points
• The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, is the Nation’s principal agency for cancer research and coordinates the National Cancer Program.
• As a federal agency, NCI receives its funds from Congress.
• Although NCI’s budget has been relatively flat in recent years, averaging approximately $4.9 billion per year, funding for specific cancer types and research categories may fluctuate for a number of reasons.
• Other federal agencies, state, and local governments, voluntary organizations, private institutions, and industry spend substantial amounts of money on cancer-related research.
source: National Cancer Institute : website.
As I understand it science has mapped the genome for cancer. The problem is that the cancer cell mutates making many drug treatment programs ineffective. Research is very expensive and as drugs become ineffective continuing research must be performed to combat the evolution of the disease driving up costs for treatment. In a great many cases patient’s lives are extended by drugs used to fight their disease until their cancer mutates creating another type of cancer cell requiring another type of drug.
Research is being slowed by a lack of funding.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The crucifixion of Jesus

The crucifixion of Jesus
 

 

This occurred during the 1st century AD, most probably between the years 30 and 33. According to the accounts in the New Testament, Jesus, whom Christians believe to be the Son of God as well as the Messiah, was arrested, tried, and sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be scourged, and finally crucified. Collectively referred to as the Passion, Jesus' suffering and redemptive death by crucifixion are the central aspects of Christian theology concerning the doctrines of salvation and atonement.

Good Friday the Passion of Jesus in Ajijic

In many towns and villages the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ is remembered through a passion play, or a recreation of the Via Crucis, (the Way of the Cross) on Viernes Santo -- Holy Friday. This may be an all-day event involving a cast of hundreds of amateur performers playing key roles in the Biblical story that reaches its climax with a simulated crucifixion. In other places there may be some type of solemn procession in which most of the populace participates as penitents. In addition, the Virgin Mary´s pain and suffering at the loss of her son may be recalled with the display of an Altar de Dolores--an Altar of Sorrows.  




































 

Dan and I went to this Friday and were surprised to feel like a part of the reenactment.  It’s amazing dedication that was put into the play.  It brought tears to my eyes seeing the suffering that occurred during the 1 century AD.  I learned this as a child, but as a Catholic it never dawned on me the sacrifice until you are involved in the actions of what happened back during that time. 

 
















We were so involved that we walked along with the person that represented Jesus and saw the sorrow in his eyes, the pain that he endured.  Through my pictures and the movie clips, I hope you can capture what I saw and appreciate the Christian theology concerning the doctrines of salvation.