After a mastectomy for a large oestrogen-positive lump, Cassie turned down further conventional treatment, despite huge pressure from the medics. Having already started doing her own research, reading books about alternative healing and reducing stress, Cassie took her healing into her own hands and experienced an amazing remission. Here is her story in her own words:
“Diagnosed 2013 with 6.8cm invasive ductal carcinoma (Stg. 3, Oes+): Mastectomy op.
I am medically trained and underwent surgery. However, radiotherapy can cause lung cancer/lead to skin cancer, and there has been shown to be a direct link between radiotherapy for treatment of breast cancer and leukaemia (I’ve read the medical research papers about it). Chemotherapy can shrink tumours, but it poisons the body and knocks off the immune system completely, and more importantly it cannot kill cancer stem cells. This is why cancer can come back despite chemotherapy. Interestingly, also, some oncologists turn to alternative medicine when they or their family are diagnosed with cancer, because they know their own field will not guarantee recovery (mumsnothavingcancer.com / Raymond Francis MSc “Never Fear Cancer Again”).
The first thing I must stress is that your mental approach is absolutely KEY to recovery. I surrounded myself only with positive people, who care about and love me, and stopped seeing anyone who engendered negativity in me. For this reason, I was also careful about the way information was passed on about me and my circumstances. I always radiated extremely positive energy about my situation and my expected outcome. I felt this protected me from other people’s possible negative responses and concerns.
Healing is about supporting the body and the mind, and finding spiritual peace – whatever that might mean to you.
You can learn to adopt a positive mental attitude and focus on health rather than illness (The Secret, Rhonda Byrne). Always look forward and visualise perfect health, both inside the body and in your future life.
1. Cut out SUGAR and DAIRY immediately: SUGAR promotes cancer cell division, is toxic and causes all manner of illnesses. It’s been described as “like throwing oil on a burning fire” in relation to cancerous cells. Non-organic DAIRY contains IFG1 – a growth factor – added unnaturally by non-organic dairy farmers. This is done to rapidly and artificially grow calves for market. As you can imagine, it does the same to cancer cells in the human body. I am really strict in what I eat at home to compensate for whatever I might eat in the way of dairy in prepared foods when out socially.
– Limit/cut out WHEAT (see GreenMedInfo.com). My stomach flattened practically overnight, my IBS disappeared, and eating a largely vegetarian diet has made me look and feel glowing. Remember, add grains for energy.
IF I WERE EVER TO GET A NEGATIVE DIAGNOSIS DUE TO THIS REASON AGAIN…what would I do? Continue doing everything I do. Oxygenate more. Undergo intravenous Vitamin C therapy (Œ£2,500) and iv Ozone therapy (Œ£2,500); take Haelan.
And what are the things I am going to be looking into now, to increase my chances of continuing in future health? Continuing with healthy eating (cutting out meat, sugar in the form of anything sweet and especially wine, dairy and wheat). I will be following up having thermography, avoiding mammography (less invasive monitoring). And I plan to read as many positive, life-affirming books and websites as possible. Most of all, I will be maintaining a positive mindset and being grateful for having an amazing life. I will continue to trust my own instincts, build in time to be completely still and quiet (meditation), spend time doing all the things I love and not doing anything I don’t want to do, and be open to learning new things.
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The one thing I have learned from all my research, reading and suppliers, etc. is that, because there are never any government-funded trials held on alternative medicine, it is impossible to really prove what system works, and we are all, of course, individuals for whom some things may work and some things not. There are professionals who can guide you (see Laura Bond’s book, “Mum’s Not Having chemo” for these, and Cancertutor.com) but I have taken on my own research and health care, and listened to my own instincts on what I do and don’t wish to incorporate into my ‘healing system’.
WEBSITES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:
Lorna Byrne: The Secret (also the DVD is excellent) / Laura Bond’s “Mum’s Not Having Chemo” / Raymond Francis MSc’s “Never Fear Cancer Again” / Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life” / Linda Christina Beauregard “I Gave Myself Cancer, I Can Take It Away” / Patti Digh: “Life is a Verb” / Pam Grout: “E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality” / Jason Vale’s “The Juice Master: Turbo Charge Your Life in 14 Days” (this is about a healthy positive attitude, not just about juice recipes) / Amber Shea Crawley: Practically Raw
2015: (2 1/4 year update) I have continued to find highly inspiring books, methods to increase my wellbeing and health and seen a counsellor trained by Brandon Bays’ team (The Journey) which I believe has been a key factor in leaving the past behind and continuing the healing process. I have made myself a “sanctuary” at home (my son flew the nest and his room has been transformed into a soothing, relaxing place of rest and calm, for yoga, reading, meditation, sleep and rebounding).
I use music for its uplifting effects, and I am ultra careful about products (Lush make the most excellent moisturiser I’ve ever used, totally natural) and all natural sun protection cream I’ve made from an online recipe: red raspberry oil/carrot oil (30-50 SPF!!) coconut oil/shea butter/beeswax.
My approach has changed. I now no longer feel panicked and nervous, I feel calmer and in control of my health and wellbeing. I totally credit this with the books I read (particularly when having my coffee enema, which requires calm and when a meditative approach is possible): Anything by Dr Wayne Dyer (he’s totally inspirational): You’ll See It When You Believe It; Wishes Fulfilled; Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: The Power of Intention. Louise Hay/Ahlea Khadro/Heather Dane’s: Loving Yourself to Great Health; Bruce Lipton PhD’s The Biology of Belief (explains scientifically how the Law of Attraction works!); Anita Moorjani’s Dying To Be Me (I was worried about reading something about dying but this is truly inspirational and not at all doom and gloom!); and Jack Canfield & Gay Hendricks’ You’ve Got to Read This Book! (55 inspirational stories about books which have inspired the authors, most of whom are well-known and/or multimillionaires); I also read I Quit Sugar (Sarah Wilson) and Key To Yourself (Venice Bloodworth).
I believe good sleep is key, and I use a Rife Machine whilst I sleep every 2-3 days (all kinds of programmes, relaxation, lymph clearance, not just ‘anti-cancer’ channels).
I buy from Wholefood stores, organic ranges in country stores, and eat as much raw food as I can; my diet is 80% ‘good choices’ and up to 20% ‘bad’ (dessert, chocolate, wine). To achieve this, I am very strict with my diet at home, and mainly only ‘cheat’ when I eat out.
GROUNDING: (Clinton Ober) Theory that we have lost touch with the earth (shoes, carpets, etc.). Walking, sitting, standing barefoot for half an hour a day (or sleeping grounded) significantly lessens inflammation – a key component of cancer in the body. If you take away one lesson from me, I’d like it to be this one.
FOOTNOTE – 2018: I am now five years post surgery, keeping very well, still doing all the above. I still read every inspirational book I can find, and support myself with books which lead to meditation and consideration of how I can add value to everything I do and increase my self-esteem. I have added in Anita Moorjani’s new book”What If This is Heaven” and Gabrielle Bernstein’s “The Universe Has Your Back”, amongst others. There are online meditations available in the latter and on Louise Hay’s website. The reason meditation is so important, I believe, is that I am now utterly convinced that my cancer journey began due to lack of self-esteem and self-belief, rooted in childhood experiences, and continued throughout my life and career path, which meant daily challenges on a major scale. I now have developed the self-confidence to deal with any situation and challenge in a very different way, and recognise that it is of MAJOR importance to retain your own energy, your own breathing space (my sanctuary helps with this) and challenge anything and anyone who tries to control me; basically, to stand up for myself and my sense of self-worth. For instance, I left a job which didn’t work for me, and am now a writer.
Reading my own story as written here, five years down the line, I am amazed at the strength I have shown and I am heartened by the fact I still continue with my healing path in putting my emotional health first and supporting it with strong mental practices and a physical healing programme which, whilst not quite as rigorously controlled, is still carried out with a thoughtful positive attitude. I now buy from a farm where the meat and poultry is grass fed, or buy organic, and we shop in a farm shop stocked with organic produce, which is still my first go-to. I am doing my best to avoid dairy (read Jane Plant CBE’s books) and still use my juicer with every type of green I can find. The Rife machine is still in good use though I now don’t have what were once three-day enemas at home, so that my body could adapt back to a regular bowel habit (2-3 dried fruits maintain healthy daily regularity).
I hope my healing story has been inspirational to even one person. I have learned that making yourself happy is key to health, and that we, as women, have often gone through disempowering circumstances which are remembered by the body long after the event has happened. Living a life focused on your own happiness as much as others, and acting in your own interests first, is the key to happiness; and I don’t expect to get any form of illness or disease because there is no place for anything in my life which isn’t life-affirming, uplifting and gives me that thrilling sense of being alive.