This Video Speaks My Language
So, I'm attempting to improve my eating habits. When I had cancer, I completely cut out sugar, and was juicing everyday. But since getting better, I've reintroduced sugar into my diet. This is NOT good! During the Holidays, I ate waaaay too much sugar, much more than I normally eat, and guess what happened? It reignited SHINGLES. If you want to know what shingles are, Google or Bing it. I had them on 1/4th of my body back in 2012 when I first was cleared of cancer. Now in 2017, after the holidays and all the SUGAR, my shingles came back with a vengeance on the other side of my body, which rarely happens. (This is all compliments of chemo/radiation side-effects, btw.) However, God brought them to a halt! I got on antibiotics (I HATE antibiotics, but when I'm desperate, I'll take whatever works), and I got on a ton of supplements: mainly 10,000 mg of L-lysine a day, and Olive Leaf Extract. I'll share more about that later. In the meantime, I'm trying to cut out sugar more and more. As a replacement for sugar I eat raw, unfiltered honey and stevia. I'm also trying to cut out sugars that are found in pastas and breads. A friend of mine shared a video about the benefits of the Ketogenic Diet that I'd like to share with you here.
On November 1, 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage Four Non-Hodgkins T-cell Lymphoma when my oncologist found a tumor in my head. He gave me radiation for this tumor, which continued to light up on all the PET scans for the rest of my treatments, but the growth had stopped. Within a year-and-a-half I was given eight rounds of chemo (including 22-hour bags and other numerous amounts of smaller injections of chemo that are innumerable—nearly bleeding to death twice), 35 treatments of radiation, a stem-cell transplant (which included "enough chemo to kill a healthy person"—my oncologist liked to say—along with full-body radiation), and numerous amounts of drugs and one magnesium vitamin.