It Cured Me!

Can I say how disgusted annoyed I get with cancer patients saying their supplemental treatment or alternative treatment cured their cancer and it will cure yours too!  I know this is NOT going to be a very popular post and I’m not trying to offend anyone but lets be honest… I feel that the only way you can promote this is if you have NOT had any other standard treatment. No chemo.  No radiation!  I’m sure it was the coffee colonic that cured you, not the chemotherapy and radiation that you had!  Seriously, maybe it helped but how can you claim it cured you?  I actually got this advice from a women while walking out of the cancer center one day.  It was about two years ago.  I was still a “newbie” and I said something to her while riding down the elevator together. Something like, “how are you?”  She told me that she had seen her oncologist and that he had told her she was cancer free!  Of course I was thrilled for her and told her so. She then went on to tell me her story.  Colon cancer.  Chemo.  Radiation.  Then she asked me why I was there (I don’t look like your typical ((is there really such a thing?)) cancer patient) so I gave her the brief version.  Rare, Carcinoid, in my liver already, stage IV.  No chemo cause it doesn’t work on this slow growing type…  so she went into her spiel about her coffee colonics and how the cured her!  I just smiled and said “cool.”  I think if it happened now, I’d say something like “yes, I’m sure it was that and not the chemo and radiation that cured you!”  Hey, I’m not saying it didn’t help.  I’m just saying you can’t give one thing and one thing alone (unless that one thing is all you did) the credit for curing your cancer.


I just read that Coffee Enemas are also the ultimate liver detox!  I might have to look into it after all…

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It can also cause proctocolitis (not for the faint of heart):  www.nature.com/ajg/journal/v105/n1/full/ajg2009505a.html

Proponents of coffee enema claim that cafestol palmitate in coffee promotes glutathione S-transferase, which detoxifies the products of tumor cell metabolism, and that the enema fluid stimulates peristalsis and drainage of toxic bile from the gut. Although none of these hypotheses are proven, coffee enema has been used as an alternative therapy for various diseases, including cancer and constipation (1). Complications associated with coffee enema have rarely been reported. There were two cases of death related to coffee enemas that were associated with electrolyte imbalance caused by frequent enemas (2). In addition, one case of polymicrobial enteric septicemia from coffee enema in an advanced breast cancer patient was reported

I guess you can also get addicted to them.  Must be the caffeine!  Woot, woot!

I’m really not trying to be a negative cow here.  I just wish people would realize how they sound.  My old bosses wife also told me to take Do-terra Frankensense oil.  It cured her friend.  I can’t remember what kind of cancer she had but it was a relapse and she didn’t have any other treatment so???

I guess what I want to say is this:  be careful and do your research.  Just because something is “natural” doesn’t mean it doesn’t have possible adverse complications or side affects.

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10 thoughts on “It Cured Me!

  1. Ed says:

    I love the fact that you joke about coffee enemas. I was thinking “extra cream and sugar please”…..and we should STOP! 🙂 Coffee enemas gained traction because of the Gerson Therapy. The Juiceman supposedly cured his cancer on this therapy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Kordich). He even has vids on YouTube with the main proponent. It’s too scary for me. They want you off of everything before they try it on you. I will tell you that I juice much more now but not because of his cancer story but because of the health benefits he explains so very well in his videos.

    I have the exact same thing as you. It’s in my liver stage iv. We should talk more. I have a ton of posts on detoxing the liver and I just read that the entire dandelion plant detoxes the liver. People make dandelion tea, put the greens in salads. etc. I hear it’s bitter though. Are your tumors large? My tumors are supposed to be inoperable because of their size. I’m not sure that I accept that. It’s funny,

    I wrote a post very similar to yours – http://www.carcinoid-cancer.com/natural-cancer-cures-heres-worry/ and all I have to say is AMEN to your post. I’m so tired of the baloney. Hey, this may help you as well…here is a post on “In vitro” vs “in vivo” studies. It is a huge issue when it come to these supposed “cures”. http://www.carcinoid-cancer.com/en-vitro-en-vivo/ – testing in glass (test tubes) is completely different from testing in living tissue (in vivo).

    You might also want to consider detoxing your endocrine system. I”m on a no plastic kick. All of the plastics are so unhealthy and affect our endocrine systems. For example, BPA is an endocrine disruptor and is directly linked to breast cancer.

    If you ever want to compare notes just let me know! 🙂 Ed 🙂

    • SharLar6074 says:

      My horse likes dandelions! Hahaha! They are supposed to be very good for you! I know you should be careful with “detoxing” your liver if your tumor burden is high. It can be too stressful on it or something like that. My remaining tumors are quite small. Around 1 cm or a little bigger (now). I’m not sure how many I have. My last scan report just said “multiple”. I haven’t heard from my oncologist so he either has not looked at it or it’s not any more than the last scan a year ago. I won’t see him until August so??? I will read your post for sure and I have heard about BPA. Perhaps I should try that and see if I’d have any energy. I’ve been extremely fatigued the last month and it has not improved with my Sandostatin shot. All “food for thought” as they say!

      • Ed says:

        How did you get rid of your tumors? My largest tumor is around 12 centimeters. I saw you had surgery at one point.

  2. SharLar6074 says:

    Ed, I had liver surgery two years ago February. My surgeon cut out some, ablated others and took a few “slivers” off of my left lobe. My biggest tumor was just under 4 cm though. 12cm is pretty big! Have you had PRRT? We knew this surgery would not be a “cure” but more to just buy time. My oncologist also mention that he would try Avastin on me if I progress. While this isn’t a “standard” treatment for NETS, I’ve read other who have had it and it has worked for them. While not techically, chemo, it is an infusion and comes with its own set of side-effects.

    • Ed says:

      I haven’t pursued PRRT because it is only supposed to be effective on smaller tumors. I may still be a candidate for surgery in Nebraska. They are talking about removing as much of the tumors in my liver as possible and also in my intestines. I will still have tumors in my liver and bones in the end but they are saying that it should lengthen my life. I’ll take that. Hey, I’m on course to beating their 2 yr. prognosis for me. I like proving the doctors wrong. 🙂

  3. jleigh says:

    Funny you should mention coffee enemas. I was just preparing a blog about that time in my life. Coffee and Garlic enemas were a staple of my childhood among other “natural” remedies. Seemed normal at the time, but when I look back at it now I shudder slightly.

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