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Can we eat to starve cancer?

William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

This Ted talk made me understand what the cancer cells need to grow and how to keep them from growing in the first place.
Watch it here

Taking Control: My Journey of Alternative Healing

I spend half of the night yesterday reading Alyssia Sade‘s book which I heard about in one of my cancer Facebook groups. It was such a worthwhile read. In so many ways her story was similar to ours, I am so very glad she kept a journal and is letting us into her life. It gives hope and information and one of the main points she made was to do your research and not let yourself be hurried into any kind of treatment. Also that there is not just one way to heal, but that you have to try many different ways and not to give up. I highly recommend it if you or your loved one has a serious illness.

“Faced with a terminal diagnosis of bladder cancer Perry and his wife Alyssia were faced with some very hard decisions. Not wanting to accept their doctors recommendations they instead began a journey into the world of natural healing. Alyssia uncovered ancient remedies and dietary changes that added in Perry’s full reversal.
In order to deal with the bombardment of information Alyssia began keeping a journal, This book is a true account of their journey. Unlocking the simple complexities of navigating ones road to natural healing.”

Alyssia also just did an interview you can listen to here

Dr. Andrew Weil

Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation

If an American doctor of the late 19th century stepped into a time warp and emerged in 2010, he would be shocked by the multitude of pharmaceuticals that today’s physicians use. But as he pondered this array (and wondered, as I do, whether most are really necessary), he would soon notice an equally surprising omission, and exclaim, “Where’s my Cannabis indica?”  to read the whole article go here.

 

A new Leaf

In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world.
Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuses to acknowledge these broader societal shifts and continues to raid and arrest people: 49.5 percent of all drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis.In the first book to explore the new landscape of cannabis in the United States, investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian present a deeply researched, insightful story of how recent developments tie into cannabis’s complex history and thorny politics.
Reporting from nearly every state with a medical cannabis law, Martin and Rashidian enliven their book with in-depth interviews with patients, growers, doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, and regulators. They whisk readers from the federal cannabis farm at the University of Mississippi to the headquarters of the ACLU to Oregon’s “World Famous Cannabis Café.” They present an expert analysis of how recent milestones toward legalization will affect the war on drugs both domestically and internationally. The result is an unprecedented and lucid account of how legalization is manifesting itself in the lives of millions.A New Leaf offers an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand the far-ranging implications of this rapidly changing drug landscape. http://www.amazon.com/New-Leaf-The-Cannabis-Prohibition/dp/1595589201/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1398981523&sr=8-3