I Have Beaten A Stage IV Glioblastoma Using Alternative Methods, In Addition To Medical Treatment

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RE: I HAVE BEATEN A STAGE IV GLIOBLASTOMA USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL TREATME

by Joan_l_3 on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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Dear Merry,

Your astrologer also forgot to tell you that your liver converts all the complex energy foods you eat (carbohydrates, fats, proteins) into simple glucose (blood sugar) or stores this fuel as glycogen.  So you see, refraining from eating sugar won't really help you at all.  I'm not sure whether or not you really believe what you are saying but I find it interesting that you are unaware of the basic physiology of how the human body works.  Perhaps someone has succeeded in duping you; if so, you have my sympathy.

 Joan L 

RE: I HAVE BEATEN A STAGE IV GLIOBLASTOMA USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL TREATME

by Merry_Miracle on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 2/7/2009 Joan l wrote:

Dear Merry,

Your astrologer also forgot to tell you that your liver converts all the complex energy foods you eat (carbohydrates, fats, proteins) into simple glucose (blood sugar) or stores this fuel as glycogen.  So you see, refraining from eating sugar won't really help you at all.  I'm not sure whether or not you really believe what you are saying but I find it interesting that you are unaware of the basic physiology of how the human body works.  Perhaps someone has succeeded in duping you; if so, you have my sympathy.

 Joan L 


Dear Joan L, Apparently you don't know that Warburg won the Nobel Prize for discovering that cancer grows (like yeast) by fermenting ingested high glucose foods. (google "Cancer Loves Sugar" and then keep reading; David Servan-Schreiber's book "ANTICANCER" discusses Warburg's suppressed, and all but forgotten findings in detail). There appears to be a vast difference between the effects on cancer by the sugars produced by glycolysis, and eating sugary foods. When you make bread, try adding a lettuce leaf to the water in which you "proof" the yeast, instead of sugar. Even adding a fully masticated mouthful of salad won't produce the impressive frothing expansion that sugar does. The densest diabetic knows to not eat "high sugar foods", but instead, slowly absorbed "low glycemic index" foods because of the vastly different effect on how quickly refined sugar enters the blood stream. Isn't it obvious I don't need your sympathy? I'm alive and enjoying radiant health, two and a half years after I was supposed to die. I mentioned my calling my astrologer because it illustrates the power of belief. My doctors believed I didn't have a chance of surviving. And now, more than one has referred to me as a "miracle". Call it duped if you like, but people often die because they believe they will. My daughter-in-law's cousin teaches medicine at Harvard Medical School, and studied oncology at Duke under Frieburg, so at my first diagnoses they had it from "The HIghest Authority" that I had only weeks, if not days to live... and are of course delighted that I'm still not only alive but perfectly capable of hopping on a plane and flying half way across the country to visit their first born, and now with another on the way, their second. However the cousin, in a pique, has ceased inquiring about me. She appears to be uncomfortable with a reality that runs counter to her negative beliefs about the terminal nature of a stage IV glioblastoma, and resents my flippant attitude about about having had one. Not only that, but also my brain, although I've lost a fair sized scoop of it, appears to be back to "firing on all 12 cylinders" (like a Ferrari Berlinetta, in case you question the existence of 12 cylinder engines). I mentioned forgiving the people at whom I was angry, to acknowledge the power of "German New Medicine", the founder of which was thrown into prison for practicing quackery and released after one of his prosecutors studied his patient records and found that 6000 out of 6500 of his patients with terminal cancer were still alive. There's nothing like an open mind... With best wishes for your recovery from your negativity, Merry Miracle

RE: I HAVE BEATEN A STAGE IV GLIOBLASTOMA USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL TREATME

by Chessie on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hi Merry Miracle,

I can't say that I agree 100% with everything you said, but I am in 100%     agreement about Warburg.   And I have posted that fact many times, but winning a Nobel Prize doesn't seem to impress too many people with the fact that the man knew what he was talking about.  And there is definitely a difference between the sugars eaten found naturally in foods and eating refined sugar like candy. 

People can't seem to understand why a doctor would not tell them about this when they are diagnosed.  Simple, they would stop eating refined sugar and help destroy the cancer which would reduce the amount of chemo they required.  Thus a lower cost to the patient and less profit for the pharmaceutical industry and hospitals. 

But that is my personal opinion.  It does take common sense to figure that out.   

I stopped eating refined sugar when diagnosed over 2 years ago and am still working full time and enjoying life.  Many that were diagnosed at the same time have continued to eat all the sweets they want and have gone through numerous regimens of chemo/radiation and are worse off now than when they started.  Go figure.

RE: I HAVE BEATEN A STAGE IV GLIOBLASTOMA USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL TREATME

by Palmie on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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My husband has had 4 "cold" MRI's after extensive treatment for GBM IV.

This may also be a "miracle" as he was not expected to live.  He was having a very difficult time with the Temodar, Avastin and CPT-11 and once we started using Alkaline water to drink, he became stronger and his voice improved 500%. Sugar, meat, and many carbohydrates are acid foods.  Switching to alkaline foods, such as you suggested, along with the alkaline water are good choices for everyone, especially cancer patients.  The drugs are very de-hydrating and the alkaline water not only tastes fabulous, but the molecules are so much smaller and the body rehydrates faster. We bought the water ionizer that is a separate faucet on our kitchen sink (Life 8000). Our two cats love the water, too! An alkaline diet is definitely recommended.

RE: I HAVE BEATEN A STAGE IV GLIOBLASTOMA USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL TREATME

by predisposed on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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Congratulations on your good outcome!

But just a few details...

I've never seen a staging system for glioblastoma multiforme, although many patients mention it.  With other cancers, stage indicates widespread dissemination, to lung, liver, brain,etc.  And of course, as you undoubtedly know, brain cancer doesn't metastasize outside the brain so there would be no stage IV even if there was a staging system.

 Blood sugar levels in the body are regulated by a complicated system of hormones, inclucing insulin (the only hormone that lowers blood sugar), cortisol, glucagon, etc., etc.  I have seen one study indicating that folks with normal blood sugar had a 10% chance of surviving 5 years, but folks with a blood sugar over 400 had only a 5% chance of surviving five years.  But I suspect if the blood sugar is over 400, these folks are diabetic and have strokes and heart attacks and heart failure and kidney failure.  Whether they're dying faster of these other diseases or the brain cancer, hard to say.  I sure agree with a diet free of refined sugar.

 The pH balance of the blood and body tissues is closely regulated by a complicated system of hormones, kidney function, and breathing.  The ability of alkaline (or acid) food or drink to alter the blood and body tissues to any significant degree, I suspect the affects are at best minor and short term.  Any significant change in blood pH would probably not affect the brain due to the blood-brain barrier.

 Lastly, I am always offended by the notion that one can control one's mortality through attitude.  If this were true, why would anyone die?  And yet everyone does.  Even worse, it blames the dying and dead patient for their own death.  Very, very cruel in my opinion.

Congratulations on your longevity, but I suspect it is due to your surgery, chemo, and radiation.  And luck!  May it ever be thus.

RE: I HAVE BEATEN A STAGE IV GLIOBLASTOMA USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL TREATME

by predisposed on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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You started talking about Budwig and then mentioned Warburg, without explaining who Warburg was.  Got a first name for this fellow?  I'm not sure how he figures in your experience.

RE: I HAVE BEATEN A STAGE IV GLIOBLASTOMA USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL TREATME

by predisposed on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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Warburg got the Nobel prize in 1931.  Johanna Budwig's book seems to have been published in 1956. 

RE: I Have Beaten A Stage IV Glioblastoma Using Alternative Methods, In Addition To Medical Treatmen

by Gbm_Wife on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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My husband is a 5 year GBM survivor and he eats whatever he wants.  He says life is too short.

RE: I HAVE BEATEN A STAGE IV GLIOBLASTOMA USING ALTERNATIVE METHODS, IN ADDITION TO MEDICAL TREATME

by Brandoncg on Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:00 AM

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"I've never seen a staging system for glioblastoma multiform, although many patients mention it." To clarify... a GBM is a stage 4 brain tumor. It might be derived from an astrocytoma or an oligodendroma or both, but GBM = Stage 4. There are WHO grades 1-4 for brain tumors. Stage 3 tumors are called anaplastic and are malignant but not as aggressive as stage 4 tumors which are called glioblastoma multiform tumors, or GBM.

RE: I Have Beaten A Stage IV Glioblastoma Using Alternative Methods, In Addition To Medical Treatmen

by mbg53 on Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:00 AM

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I'm with you, GBM wife. I was diagnosed in Sept 2007, currently off treatment, no evidence of disease, and I eat anything I want. If I am lucky enough to be a long term survivor, it will be because my cancer cells are receptive to the chemo agents that have been given to me. If not, it won't be because  I eat an occasional piece of cake. Life is short. I won't spend my final days forcing down flaxseed oil. I have survived 14 months of twice a month infusions without a hitch and my life has barely skipped a beat. If supplements make some feel proactive, all the best to them. This chick wants nothing to do with them.
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