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!


Comfortable Head Wear during Chemo

Comfortable Headwear during chemo, Buff headwearHair loss is a common side effect of chemo and/or radiation.  I lost all my hair during chemotherapy.

There are many options available, such as wigs, caps or hats.  I looked at wigs, but the ones I tried on didn't look right on me and were very scratchy.  I wanted something comfortable and easy to clean

Tips for Visiting Cancer Patients

Six tips for visiting cancer patientsCancer patients are going through a very difficult time in their lives, not only physically, but emotionally as well.  There are special considerations for cancer patients going through treatment because of their weakened physical state.

Here are 6 tips to guide your visit with a cancer patient.


How to proceed after a cancer diagnosis

We were at that point in February 2008.  After the announcement from the doctor that I had a rare malignant cancer, we were thrust into the world of cancer.  We wanted to do whatever it took to get rid of my cancer.

New laser technology takes surgery to the next level

Just read about this new amazing technology on the front pages of CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/12/19/laser.surgery/index.html


This sounds very promising. Lots of times, surgeons will refuse to operate on patients who have already undergone radiation due to complications in healing. I wonder if this technology will open up new avenues for such patients?



Exosomes and cancer

Will small portable blood filters one day help cancer patients? 

Ralph Moss's podcast talks about how cancer tumors put out Exosomes that suppress the body's immune system from attacking it. Scientists are working on a blood filtering device that will get rid of the exosomes, thereby boosting the immune system's ability to hunt and kill cancer. 

Low-dose Naltrexone (LDN)

At regular strength, this drug is used to help drug addicts recover by blocking their ability to get a high. At low doses, it has received significant attention as miracle therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (go search for "low dose naltrexone" on youtube and you'll see what I mean). It also addresses other immune disorders such as Crohn's and Lupus. Finally, it has also gotten press on it's ability to boost the cancer patient's immune systems. It's cheap and apparently has little to zero toxicity and side-effects.

Systemic enzyme therapy

Alternative practitioners extol the benefits of systemic enzymes for cancer. I don't have time to write much about this now but I want this placeholder as a reminder.

Nanotech for cancer

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.

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