Yesterday I watched Dr. Oz for the first time in months. He had specialists sharing about stomach cancer. What intrigued me is the doctor that said so many patients are misdiagnosed. Dr. Oz then spoke to a woman diagnosed with stress problems.
“You didn’t accept the diagnosis, why?”
“It’s like we’ve heard for so long, ‘every patient is their own best advocate.’ I knew my body better than anyone else—I kept going back until the doctor did an endoscopy.”
After talking about recognition of stomach cancer Dr. Oz said he’d reviewed many ideas about diet and cancer. He introduced a specialist that shared his findings in why our diet is important.
Wow! Shades of 2003 when two women in two different states told me to put husband on a vegan diet found at www.hacres.com. Back then, even though the medical world gave us no hope with Gary’s diagnosis of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), I felt certain my meat eating man wouldn’t agree to anything so extreme.
Desperate for hope, Gary agreed to go total vegan for at least six weeks. Ten days after he changed his diet, he felt stronger and started working in our yard again.
On Dr. Oz yesterday the dietician recommended:
Orange zest (the peel of Clementine or oranges) and/or an orange two to three times a week. (The acid helped reduce the h-pylori bacteria in the stomach.)
Eat carrots and sweet potatoes
Enjoy Brussels sprouts
Remove salt and sugar from your diet.
I’m sure the dietician had more ideas to share, but I learned enough to make a change in my diet for the New Year.
Lionhearted Kat, the Caregivers’ Caregiver