I was on a long journey to survive cancer. Read about it here.

Now I'm on a cooking journey to make healthy, quick and delicious food.

Follow my adventures with these Instant Pot recipes and Nuwave oven recipes!


Overnight chemotherapy treatment

Some chemotherapy regimens require overnight hospital stays.  I had to stay in the hospital for 5 days during my chemotherapy sessions.  The first time I went in, I had no idea what to expect, so I want to write about my experience to help those who may be going through something similar.  This is based on my experience at a private university hospital.

What to bring:

- a blanket.  They provide sheets and thin blankets, but the wards are usually so cold.  It's nice to have a fleece blanket or something that is warm.

Ozone for cancer?

I'm starting to look into this "alternative" modality. It's widely touted by alternative doctors as beneficial for cancer and even a possible "cure". I haven't formed an opinion on it yet.


Coley's Toxins

About Coley's Toxins

I'm not going to re-invent the wheel here. I'm going to refer you to the most palatable introduction to Coley's Toxins for the layman—a paid report written by Ralph Moss on his website (www.cancerdecisions.com). It's a 100 page report but is quite inexpensive. For those of you who don't have the patience or time to read through that long report, you can check out Dr. Moss' shorter description of Coley's Toxins for free .

Targeting telomerase

Telomerase is an enzyme that cells use to divide. Most normal adult human cells have near to zero telomerase activity. However, cancer cells retain that ability and use it to multiply infinitely. Over 90% of cancers have inappropriate activity levels of telomerase. Telomerase therefore is a primary target for anti-cancer drugs. Now, scientists have made progress in understanding the active region of telomerase. "The study elucidates the active region of telomerase and provides the first full-length view of the telomerase molecule's critical protein component.

Boosting your immune system

This newscientist article talks about how a cancer patient's macrophages can be transformed from tumor feeders into tumor killers. It seems this is done by inhibition of NF-kB. Of interest is to note that Curcumin is widely known to do exactly that. Could it be that this is one mode of action for Curcumin's anti-cancer properties?

Starving before chemo

This is an interesting article that shows mice that were starved before being administered a single dose of chemo had far greater survival (presumedly from chemo toxicity, not tumor kill):-


Of interest is that there will be a clinical trial starting with 20 patients.

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Looks like there's a new cancer vaccine technique that may be used to target synovial sarcomas:-

Curcumin for cancer

Capsaicin for cancer

Capsaicin has been shown to trigger apoptosis in prostate cancer cells without harming normal cells: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-03/aafc-pch031306.php. the dose of pepper extract fed orally to the mice was equivalent to giving 400 milligrams of capsaicin three times a week to a 200 pound man.


The benefits of Coenzyme Q10 for cancer patients

I originally started looking into CoQ10 to help protect my wife's heart from doxorubicin toxicity. Go to any knowledgeable health practitioner (ND, nutritionist, alternative doctor) and they will insist that you take CoQ10 to protect against doxorubicin toxicity. My wife, being a cell biologist did some research by Kenneth Conklin and thought that it made sense.

That said, I am now seeing small studies and anecdotes claiming that "high-dose" CoQ10 can even reverse cancer. There is also evidence that CoQ10 levels are lower in cancer patients.

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