To Take Tamoxifen or Not…. That is the Question
I wanted to share with you this great article I read today about Vicky Sewart, a 4-year breast cancer survivor who has rejected her oncologist’s advice to take Tamoxifen in favor of a special diet.
Here’s a link to that article. It’s an inspiring article, I hope you’ll read it.
I did exactly the same thing when I was diagnosed with PR+ breast cancer years ago, mainly because I really felt the drawbacks and the side effects of the drug were just too dangerous.
I’m not passing any judgment whatsoever on those who have decided to take Tamoxifen, I just know that for myself and my body it wasn’t the right thing to do. I wasn’t willing to risk any of the side effects that the drug engenders, there are too many of them.
This may not be a good course of action for everyone, I’m not saying that either. My whole desire here is just to inform – to let you know that in some cases doctors don’t know everything there is to know about the healing power of certain nutrients in our food.
My Biggest Hope
My biggest hope is that the field of oncology will begin to pay attention to and take on some of the wisdom that natural medicine has to offer.
I loved the part of the article that stated “Her experience will now form part of an academic study into how lifestyle can affect the body’s response to cancer.” There are lots of these studies being done already.
Just go to the pubmed.gov website and put the words “turmeric cancer” in the search field and you’ll get dozens of studies that say curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) is effective against all kinds of cancer cells.
2014 Update: I have written an article on curcumin which highlights some of the best studies: Harvest the Power of Curcumin to Kill Breast Cancer Cells
Come on, oncologists. Your way isn’t the only way. Get with the program!
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