Saturday, January 10, 2009


I have often been asked what I do to prevent the return of Cancer, what medications do I take? None. I chucked Western Medicine's pills a few years back after I had all the Lupron I will ever be able to tolerate (sounds comforting, Lupron - check. Adrymicin - check). I do however have an amazing Herbalist and Eastern Medicine Practitioner.*

I take herbs. Lots of herbs. Some are pills. Some are tinctures. They often smell and taste foul and come in non friendly colors, like black. Sweet. But I have not been sick (cold, flu, fever or whatever), in nearly 2 years. Also no Cancer and no panic attacks (I have a tenuous relationship with my panic disorder). I feel better. I don't retain ever ounce of water I see (hello Tamoxifen!). My hair isn't falling out all over the shower and my bones aren't been destroyed on a cellular level (thanks Lupron!). So I am sticking with this - it works, for me.

What I take EVERYDAY:

Bupleurum & Dragon Bone
Pearl Powder
Ginseng & Astragalas
Antler Reishi

Calcium + D
Omega-3 (or other Fish Oil)
Multiple Vitamin

* she won't tell you this, but she is a Dr. and attended med school et c. so I guess I have the best of both worlds. I feel that I am in good hands and at the end of the day that alleviates more stress and confusion, than having the best specialist who cannot remember your name and is thinks of you only as a # in their clinical trial.

**the regimen changes according to how I feel. I used to take things I no longer need. It's fun! Kind of like going to the most effing expensive candy shop - ever.

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