These are what we currently have growing in our medicinal garden
We plan to add some others next spring if we can find seed and at that time I will be able to list what new items we were able to plant.
I haven't had cancer, fortunately - but I have been going deep down a rabbit whole about the ketogenic diet and fasting recently, and come up-on some very exiting research.
Dr. Walter Longo has some really exiting results with his "Fasting Mimicking diet", which has been clinically tested on cancer patients - and it appears that the fasting in combination with chemo is extremely effective in knocking out the cancer cells, and in protecting the healthy cells from the toxic effects of chemo. I have an acquaintance who is currently in chemo, and her Doctors are really impressed by how well she is doing - not just wrt. killing of the cancer, but esp. wrt. side-effects: the deeper in ketosis she is prior to chemo, the less side effects she has. It seems like the ketone bodies have a neuro protective effect. Most kinds of cancer feed on sugars - they use this fact in diagnosis, so it is well established scientifically. If you starve the body of sugars, the cancer cells can't survive. Also the fasting starves the body of protein for a while, which kicks it into autophagy - which is the mechanism with which the body eats itself. Not only will people loose fat, which in itself can reduce the risk of cancer, but they also loose protein. But as opposed to what is commonly believed, this protein is generally not muscle (except if you are already underweight), but most often it is old cells that are already dying, or possibly mutating - ie. this can be cancer cells, or the plaques and tangles found in Alzheimer, or the loose skin you get when you loose weight. It is really very interesting - I myself have noticed that as I fast i get less wrinkles and less loose skin on my body - not more, which is usually what occurs in people who loose weight. So I actually look younger now than I did a year ago. Dr. Ronda Patrick (she has an amazing YouTube channel for anyone who wants to geek out on this) has done a study on how people look and the length of their telomeres - the protective region on the ends of your chromosomes. What she found was the the way you look corresponds very well to how long your telomeres - and previous studies have shown, that the length of your telomeres are indicative of your risk of cancer. To get back to Walter Longo - he believes that if everybody would fast for 7 days every years, we could get rid of cancer. I'm not sure if that is a bit too optimistic - but I do believe that it would reduce the incidences significantly.
The cool thing about both keto and fasting - is that it can be done regardless of wether you are vegan or paleo. Fasting can even be done while you continue to eat a SAD diet when not fasting... though I wouldn't recommend it...
I am all for botanicals - I think they are extremely healthy, but I do think that the most important thing we can do is to not eat all.the.time - give the body some time to clean up once in a while.
Wrt. the medical industry. I used to work there, and slowly lost my faith in much of what is done there... worked for an insulin producer, one of the worlds largest, and I saw dollar-signs in their eyes when they talked about the diabetes epidemic. Worked for a producer of anti-depressants, who behind closed doors admitted that they had no idea how their drugs worked in children - all the while their drugs are pushed on more and more children, and that cannabis and psychedelic were probably not the reason people people became psychotic, but more a question of self-medication prior to diagnosis... I have become more and more alternative over the years, but still remain a sceptic.
I do believe that people seek alternative solutions, because the conventional system is failing them. Cancer is a disease that the conventional system still hasn't cracked the code of. But I would still - if I was ever to get cancer - be scared of going the alternative way 100%. Steve Jobs did, and he died from a cancer that is generally considered curable... many people have done so, and died. Many people go the conventional way and die too - but I do believe that the conventional way has a better success rate. If I was diagnosed with incurable cancer - as my father in law was - I would not do chemo therapy. I do believe that it cut months of his life and made his last months insufferable. But if there was a chance of survival, I would take it - and combine it with cannabis and diet and herbs etc. etc.
But first and foremost - I will try to focus on not getting it.
Dr Stephanie Seneff Senior Professor MIT proved the connection cancer Alzheimer's and autism connected to vitamin d level but more than that vitamin d level is a level of cholesterol sulfate(how fast the cells multiply) also cancer has to develop in people and why. It is a study of the root of the problem. Adddress the root you see it disappear. I believe right now they are looking for anyone with cancer who has had vitamin d level over 50 for eight weeks. Also eat foods not only high in vitamins but also glycans. You will know by the taste. Tastes sweet.
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Devious Experiments for a Truly Passive Greenhouse!