The Good News, Mixed Media Collage, Marcia Carole

After a lengthy visit to a very nice naturapathic oncologist, I am taking a bit of time to process his particular way of tackling cancer. He is from the school of thought which uses one's blood type as one of the most important components in determining diet. This was a new angle for me. I hadn't come upon it in all my reading, nor was it in any of the ideas given to me by concerned friends. He said I need to eat like a caveman.

Fortunately, much of what he said to eat was what I had been reading or hearing I should eat with my form of cancer. Vitamin D, Vitamin C, veggies, some of the mushrooms, need to be high for me. Absolutely no sugar in any form, and fruits only in their whole form, no juices. No gluten. Very little grains, if any. No alcohol. (There goes the typical Italian meal, except for olive oil.) What about my Barley? Take it if you'd like. The piece that is a big change is this: I should introduce small amounts of lean meats because of my blood type. Buffalo and salmon, for example.

Just that one piece of advice flies in the face of everything, and I mean everything, I have been reading. He also said not to eat any animal fat. Uh, I think to myself, do chickens have animal fat? What to eat gets complicated. 

Cancer patients are not experts on cancer, but we certainly have piles of information on the subject. We could get some sort of degree in it - if only we could sort through all the data. My experience at the naturapath was helpful in solidifying my thoughts on some of the things I am doing with diet, but left me with a few questions and doubts as well.

He did say to rest, relax, meditate, breathe deeply. No stress. And, go out and find a buffalo. Now, where did I put my spear?

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. —Isaiah 43:2 I must hold onto these truths while going through the wild "waters" of cancer. God is the only certainty.