Monday, December 6, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

When I was diagnosed, I was still breast feeding Evelyn and had to stop. I have always been interested in natural remedies and healing, having applied them in the past in other various situations, so my first instinct was to go to NaturThyme, a natural food store in our area, to see what they had to say about drying up the milk supply. I visited the store and explained that I needed to stop nursing for medical reasons. They had a few great recommendations, and of course they (politely) inquired what my "medical reason" was.

When I told the kind lady about my diagnosis, she wanted me to talk to one of their wellness counselors. I did this and was given a great deal of helpful information. Now, I know that many people think of this kind of thing as "quackery." I understand the potential for interactions, which is why I keep my traditional doctors informed about EVERYTHING I am taking and doing to with respect to my natural approach. Also,  I am seeing a naturopathic doctor in addition to my wonderful and fantastic traditional doctors. The wonderful thing is that my traditional doctors are all on board with this approach!

Many people have asked me to give them the scoop on my natural approach, so I thought that I would do a little tid bit each day. Please feel free to do what you want with this information. I will do my best to post only well-backed, referenced tips (Nate is going to pitch in here), many of which apply to general health, in addition to cancer-specific information. Really, it is about wellness, something that I have strived for, but of course no one is perfect. My general rule of thumb is to try and stick to whole foods and not processed. I am a sucker for homemade sweets, bread, peanut butter and anything, and some obviously far from perfect. Now, with everything going on, I am a bit more motivated!

So, I thought I would first introduce my crazy breakfast of champions. I laugh everyday in disbelief when I make this and I suck it down, but then I feel great!
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Organic Green Super Food Powder (available in a natural foods store). Some green "super food" mixes have sugar added - this one doesn't - so this is not sweet at all!
  • 1 scoop chia gel (chia seeds mixed in water, which turn to jelly)
  • dash of lime juice
  • ground flax
  • tumeric
  • tomato juice mixed equally with water to add liquid
  • here is where it gets fun...1 clove of garlic smashed and finely chopped
  • trace mineral drops
  • lemon flavored cod liver oil
Stir and enjoy! Really, it is not that bad. I like the lime and tomato flavor. In future posts I will go into detail about each to give you the scoop on why it is there. The great thing with this drink is that I am probably getting more nutrition each morning than I'd get in a week before I started this. See, breast cancer is making me strive to be healthy! I also think that it is so neat that God gave us the tools on earth to live healthy lives and to purify and detox so why not take advantage!


  1. Hooray for doctors that are smart enough to recognize that they each have their own strengths and that together they can serve patients even better. So glad that everyone is doing all they can to get you to recovery and remission.

  2. Green drink is the way to go. Spirulina is a great green algae that has helped a lot of people with tumors. There are companies that make a load of money off this stuff. My daughter drinks it too help her acne. I can totally tell when she hasn't had it. She skips it because its nasty and leaves you looking green. Don't blame her. Thanks for the up-date.

  3. I just want to let you know I think about you everyday and read your posts. I wish there was something more I could do. Don't hesitate on taking Amy up on her offer to babysit.

    Love your Cuz,