Our own Movember update

6 11 2012

Well, Alistair decided not to shave off his lovely beard and moustache to support Movember, he figured that since he already has prostate cancer he could probably raise awareness and keep his lovely face hair in tact!

Thats not to say that raising awareness and the whole Movember thing isn’t great although of course, us two are bound to be a little miffed at the narrow minded, non alternative, non holistic use of the money raised but that’s probably enough said on that (oh my soap box just appeared for me to stand on)!

I tell you what though, there is nothing like having cancer or the person you love having cancer to raise your own awareness! Alistair and I both said the other day that it’s a real shame we didn’t know years ago what we know today, but then even if we did we may not have had the motivation to keep us committed to our chosen ‘life giving eating and living’ path. I know I have mentioned this in previous posts quite a lot but it keeps coming up, people just seem to want the quick fix, the antibiotic, the supplement, the prescription form the hand puppet. Talk to people about changing their dietary intake, removing dairy and sugar, reducing meat and increasing their fresh vegetable consumption and they sort of drift off into a world of reasons why that couldn’t possibly happen!

So our Movember is about raising your awareness to the fact that what you eat and how much or how little you eat really really does play a part in your health and well-being. The lifestyle choices you make will also play a part. Food and lifestyle play a massive part in whether or not your cells will mutate into cancer cells. Believe me, you have so much power to improve your health and prevent yourself being a 1:3 statistic. Think about that, 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer, that is a shocking statistic.

As you well know by now, Alistair and I have radically changed our dietary intake and our lifestyle. We are now 11 months into living with cancer and 10 months into vegetarian, whole food cooking and eating. And how are we doing?

Well we both feel really well which is a good starting point! And we have been virus free since last December which is another good thing. But the best thing so far is that Alistair’s latest blood tests have shown a significant decrease in the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).His PSA is now where it was last year when we first saw his consultant last September. It is still raised but certainly shifting in the right direction. We are attributing this to the miriad of things that we are doing on a daily basis as well as continuing with the Budwig protocol and some of the Pffiefer protocol that uses natural herbal remedies for prostate cancer. Good news for us this Movember and what we both hope is that our story can keep encouraging other people to  make the changes they need to in order to prevent or heal cancerous cells or any other health related condition.

Don’t be a 1 in 3 (anybody remember that great UB40 song- I know slightly different statistic but you see where I’m coming from)! In the words of the great Mahatma Ghandi, “Be the change you want to see”.

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