Thursday, May 31, 2012

" U Got The Look ... "

Here we are folks
the dream we all dream of:
Boy versus girl in the World Series of Love.
Tell me, have u got the look?
U walked in, I woke up
I've never seen a pretty girl look so tough
baby, u got that look.
Color u peach and black
color me taken aback -
Crucial, I think I want cha ...
You've got the look
~ Prince ~ U Got The Look ~ 
Ever heard “But you don’t LOOK sick ...?”.  I have.  During the past 15 months on the Gerson Therapy, I have heard this many many times.  It makes me wonder how a sick person is “supposed” to look.  If I was to hobble around on crutches, would my illness suddenly become more believable?  You see we understand the visible manifestations of illness such as a broken bone in a cast or hair loss from chemotherapy.  Yet symptoms such as pain, severe fatigue, depression and cognitive impairments are not easily visible to the observer.  And on the type of treatment I am currently on, I don’t look display the  symptoms, because I don’t look the part.  
Now don’t get me wrong ... I take this has a HUGE motivator ...   building my immune system and healing my body of cancer.  I even have been told I look more vibrant and younger now.  Believe me, these are all great compliments and I am extremely grateful because I know that things can always be worse.
Yet in the midst of this illness, one of the more challenging tasks can be gaining support from others.  As if finding a knowledgeable and caring doctor wasn’t difficult enough, finding care and support to surround oneself with can be even more difficult.  Most people are simply not capable of understanding, unless they have the misfortune of an illness of their own.  
I was one of the lucky ones 
... blessed with unconditional love from my husband, family and beautiful friends.  
But we can’t blame anyone because our society visual and expects instant results ... pop a magic pill and all your troubles will go away.  And if that pill doesn’t work, try another and another and ... Most of us have seen the horrid pictures of cancer patients ... deathly.  We are told that we must break down our bodies so that we can truly kill the cancer, and hopefully not kill the patient, right ... your hair must fall out, you must be weak, you must be bedridden ... hmmm but what if that isn’t happening to you ... are you “really” sick???
We all heal uniquely.  Regardless of the lack of symptoms, critical illnesses are stressful, exhausting, and depressing.  Living with cancer, I may not “look” the part, but I sure do “feel” the part ... I hang on, day after day.  I see countless doctors, take numerous medications and tests, do endless research, and continue hoping that the answer is just around the next corner.  
I take nothing for granted now ... and I appreciate empathy but that is not to be mistaken with sympathy.  I am not interested in playing the C card because I know that my thoughts completely dominate my profile of health.  
... what is important is to be empowered by your choices, seeing them doing good in your “mind” eye, regardless as to how you “should” look to others ... 

ॐ Live Well, Be Well 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

" Amazing Grace ... "

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
'Twas blind, but now I see
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed ...
~ John Newton ~ Amazing Grace ~
Grace ... is it something we deserve or is it a gift?  And does giving grace to other guarantee that they will offer you the same?  Probably not ... but the one thing you will receive is peace of mind because the energy we expend on frustration and anger is a colossal waste of time.
This becomes apparent in various situations ... driving in traffic, dealing with co-workers, strangers we pass on the street, and of course our closets relationships.  People frustrate us because they don’t do what we think they should, say the proper things or just rub us the wrong way. It’s easy to get angry, real easy.
Perhaps believing that part of unlocking our best selves has to do with how we treat others.  It is just so hard at times to extend grace, to recognize that others, ourselves included, are not perfect, will not be perfect.  So for that reason exactly, we need to start to give them a little extra room. 

People need room ... room to account for their imperfection, room that chooses to forgive and forget, room that accounts for the fact that they irritate us but are still worthy of respect, kindness and love.  When people cross our paths, we don’t know where they are coming from ... their background, history, personality or story.  Practicing grace allows us to be merciful or compassionate in nature ... show an act of kindness, courtesy and an exemption. 
It is just as important to give ourselves grace.  Be kind with your words as the power of the tongue can actually bring things into being amazing.  We have the power to build ourselves up or tear ourselves down.  Remembering that everyday we can choose to step down so someone else can step up.  That is, to be kind and merciful towards others. To forgive someone, ourselves and just let go of the past.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

" Synchronicity ... "

With one breath, with one flow
You will know
A sleep trance, a dream dance,
A shared romance
Synchronicity ...
A connecting principle
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible
Science insusceptible
Logic so inflexible
Causally connectible
Yet nothing is invincible ...
If you act as you think
The missing link
~ Synchronicity ~ The Police ~ 
I think everyone experiences synchronicity more that once in their lifetime ... maybe even even several times per week.  Yet most people say that 95% of the world does not pay attention to this confirming event.  
And even though there may be an energy that is sending us loud, bold, neon signals to look or move in a particular direction with our lives, most of us choose not to follow ... maybe because we don’t trust ourselves, we have fear of the unknown and we are unsure if it is a coincidence or a true synchronicity.  
But if you don’t know what to look for how do you know if it is happening?
Synchronicity ... when things feel like they are finally falling into place.  Similar to when the storm settles, every fallen leaf and flower have been stored, tucked neatly away.  Or when you listen to what’s in your heart, things start connecting and inner peace is found.  In my own experience, I have had many synchronicities guiding major direction changes.  I have found that if you follow these strange events they move you on to your goals and life’s purpose much quicker with fewer bumps in the road.      
So what are some examples of synchronicity ...
* Having just received your last check from unemployment, you receive a job offer
* You walk into a book store not knowing what to buy, and the book you need falls from a shelf and practically hits you over the head
* You finally end a bad relationship and immediately another partner comes into your life as if by synchronicity.
* You have been feeling ill with no clear diagnosis, you meet someone who knows a doctor or healer with the answers. All physical problems stem from emotional issues. Your soul will point out the patterns and hopefully the solutions ... when the person is ready to heal, the doctor will be there, often showing up by synchronicity. 
You meet someone who touches your soul, through synchronicity that person seems to come into your life over and over again. You begin to feel a destiny with that person and to think with your heart instead of your head. You connect with that person. In some cases the karma between the two people is positive but in many cases you have attracted that person into your life for a learning lesson whether you are aware of it or not.
Where synchroncisities come from, we may never know ... but the quicker we pay attention to this event, the quicker we can benefit from the directions the compass of the universe is trying to give us ... intoxicating us into a new direction.

things fall apart so that other things can fall together ...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

" No Boundaries ... "

Seconds, hours, so many days
You know what you want but how long can you wait?
Every moment lasts forever
When you feel you lost your way
And what if my chances were already gone?
Started believing that I could be wrong
But you give me one good reason
To fight and never walk away ...
Just when you think the road is going nowhere
Just when you almost gave up on your dreams
They take you by the hand and show you that you can ...
Yeah! There are no boundaries
There are no boundaries!
~ Kris Allen ~ No Boundaries ~
I’ve been reading Deepak Chopra’s awesome new book, Spiritual Solutions.  Yet as fascinating his work is, I must admit it is extremely deep.  I usually have to read and re-read sections to understand his points.  There is a section in this book where Deepak answers letters ranging from health issues to relationship concerns.  One in particular got me thinking ~ Enabling Behaviours.
So what is to enable?  “In the true sense of the word, to enable is to supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity to be or do something -- to make feasible or possible.”  Therefore enabling means something positive because it is our natural instinct to reach out and help someone we love when they are down or having problems.
Yet there is a fuzzy boundary between helping and enabling.  How so?
Well, when you help someone you are doing something that they cannot do for themselves ... but, if they can and still keep asking you and you are going out of your way to do it for them, then you are enabling them to be dependent on you.  Hence, when a person is capable, and their responsibilities are handled for them all the time, they are not being responsible.
Enabling prevents consequences, regardless of what they are.
So how do you stop enabling?  Enforcing boundaries is a good start ... draw the line when you need to and consider the following tips: 

  • Do not lie for anyone
  • Do not make excuses for others for not keeping their obligations
  • Stand up for your self, but don’t say anything that you don’t mean
  • Stop trying to fix others. Work on yourself
If you are quick to create a context in which another person can play out their script, you may trust too easily, have a poor sense of your own value and seek validation through your actions.  Ouch!  
Yet as harsh as that may sound, It is important to maintain one’s sense of oneself and place in the world within the context of our connections.  Relationships are not about compromise, they are about cooperation.  By definition, the enabling relationship is all about compromise - specifically, the compromise of self.  The attitude of cooperation and balance promotes mutual respect.  
So be vigilant about how much you are investing of yourselves in a relationship ... and honestly as if that investment is feeding you or bleeding you.

Monday, May 21, 2012

" How Long ... "

Every time I see you and I look into your eyes 
There's a feeling that I get 
And it's way down deep inside, girl 
I've been trying to hold on, but you say that you're not sure 
I just hope you realize what my heart is going through 
How long, must this feeling go on 
How long, must I stand the pain and 
How long, must this feeling go on 
Waiting for the night 
Waiting for the right time to come 
~ Lionel Ritchie ~ How Long ~
Recently I was asked the question “how long are going to do this thing?” ... and I wasn’t sure how to answer as this “thing”, being the Gerson therapy, is really as long as it takes.  This is my plan going forward, pending unforeseen circumstances, and I will continue until I am in permanent remission.  Their response  .... silence and confusion.
Yet, I am wise enough to not take it personally because I know that it was coming from a place of love and compassion.  I guess I was just a bit surprised by the words used to ask the question.  And really this isn’t the first time I have heard this.  Yet usually it is via someone else ... asked to my family.  I even heard of someone saying that I took he wrong steps and this is just taking too long.
So how long is too long when dealing with cancer?  Of course the sooner the cure the better, as that is something all streams of medicine agree on.  Yet the reality is that once you have been diagnosed, you live with it for the rest of your life.  Even after being “cleared”, the fear of recurrences can live with you.  
So back to this “thing” ... as mentioned before the Gerson Therapy is a minimum of 18 months, with most staying on the programme for close to 2 years.  And if you have had prior conventional intervention, it may be longer.  There are many reasons why it takes “so long” and I would direct anyone interested to the the Gerson Institute’s website for information.  
I was happy to know that once officially off the therapy, life resumes back to normal, but it is a new type of normal.  What I mean is that the strict schedule (freshly pressed juices every hour) is modified to a few juices in the day ... the coffee enemas are recommended to once a day ... food restrictions are lifted for the most part with the choice to introduce seafood, etc.  Yet going back to eating the way you use to can surely bring you back to current health issues.  It is highly recommended to eat organic, non-processed, real food.  Using the 90/10 rule ... eat healthy 90% of the time ...
Some may argue, well is this really living?  Definitely an individual decision to make ~ maybe another question to ask is what is really living? ..... of course, the challenge is to live your life fearlessly, regardless of what the future will hold.  Oh and yes it has been pointed out to me how many people die while on alternative treatments ... but if we are being completely transparent, the mortality rate for those pursuing conventional treatment is just as depressing.  
How you manage your health is up to you, it is your right, it is your life ... my heart intention is to fully live my present life, regardless of approval of my “thing” I choose to help me do so ...

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live  
~ Jim Rohn

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

" Hope ... "

Shadow walks faster than you
You don't really know what to do
Do you think that you're not alone?
You really think that you are immune to
Its gonna get that the best of you
Its gonna lift you up and let you down
It will defeat you then teach you to get back up ... 
It will teach you to love what you're afraid of
After it takes away all that
You learn to love, but you don't
Always, have to hold your head
Higher than your heart ...
You better hope you're not alone

~ Jack Johnson ~ Hope ~
What is the purpose of telling someone how long they have to live ... to “prepare” them to die?  Does that really help anyone?   Yesterday, that was the question asked to me by a fellow cancer patient receiving intravenous therapy along my side.  I sat at the naturopath clinic and experienced profound sadness.  Sadness because the three other people in the room were considered stage IV, were told to get their affairs in order ... as they were completely written off at our famous cancer care centre.  

But here’s the difference ... they are still alive, beating the odds.  
They are awesome in my eyes.
First I met awesome#1: Greg.  Greg openly shared with me how he had surgery last September and was told that “we didn’t get it all ... and unfortunately you have about a month left to live”.  Greg has pancreatic cancer.  Greg told them “hogwash!” (yep, his words) and comes to the naturopath clinic twice a week for vitamin C IV therapy.  9 months later, Greg is struggling, but he is alive.  He said his oncologist doesn’t know what to do with him because he should be dead by now.
Next I met awesome#2: Liz.  Liz was diagnosed with breast cancer and after conventional treatment, it has spread throughout her body.  And every time Liz goes to see her oncologist, she is given 1 to 2 years ... she has been told this for 17 years, as that is how long she has been living with cancer.  Liz continues her vitamin C IV therapy twice a week, unless the weather is good, then she said she golfs instead.  
Finally I met awesome#3: Pauline.  Pauline has chemotherapy once every three weeks for her cancer.  Her initial diagnosis was breast cancer and after a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation then followed with a double mastectomy, Pauline now has secondary cancers in her bones and liver.  Three weeks ago she could not get out of bed, yesterday she told me she could finally walk around, assisted with a cane, and felt 1000 times better.  Pauline receives vitamin C IV therapy once a week, but due to the chemotherapy treatments she experiences severe nausea.
In some regard it was comforting to be in an environment where the doctors are heart full and not preoccupied with their cash register ... it was comforting to be in an impromptu support group, all of on different paths converging to the same place.
Besides the details mentioned above, all three had one thing in common.  They had been robbed of hope.  Hope that there was and always is a chance to defeat this illness and live.  Conventional doctors will openly tell you that there is no cure and within their scope, knowledge and medicines they are right.  So by the time the doctors send a cancer patient home to die, they have no immune system left ... and usually this is the time the cancer patient begins alternative treatments ... starting over, rebuilding and looking for new hope.
I believe the universe is always giving us messages ... it just depends on if we are paying attention.  I’ll leave it up to you to sort out how you interpret the above as I too dabble with the “what if” world and if this really means that and that really means something else ... regardless only we can decide if the path we take is the right one for us.

When the world says Give Up, 
HOPE whispers Try It One More Time ...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

" Hypnotize ... "

Well if you set your mind upon it
I know that you can
You've got everything you wanted
You've done everything you planned ...
So let me make an offer
I'm only trying to help
You can make your load
Just a little lighter ...
Well, it's time to see
You've got to give or you're gonna receive
It's time to see
You've got to give if you wanna believe
You won't believe ...
~ AudioSlave ~ Hypnotize ~
Have you ever considered hypnosis or do you think the phenomenon is a stage trick or black magic and question it’s true effectiveness? 
Recently my holistic practitioner recommended hypnotherapy for our next session.  And, it got me researching the benefits.  It seems for many years, scientists and medical professionals have conducted research and studies that prove the effectiveness of hypnotherapy.  As well, hypnosis has been proven to be very effective to a wide variety of disorders.
So how does hypnosis work?  Your hypnotherapist will guide you into a hypnotic state ... and with their guidance, you are able to focus your attention, are open to suggestions, are less critical and more believing.  You, the patient, are in complete control at all times, yet are more willing and open.  And the hypnotherapist helps you achieve the things that you want, yet they cannot make you do something you do not want to do.  In this state, the therapist can talk with the subject and bring up repressed events that are causing problems in the patient’s life.  It can be an extremely powerful healing tool.

The main purpose of most hypnotherapy is to alter some undesirable aspect of behavior.  The aspect of behavior to be modified can be something like overeating, stopping smoking, anxiety or it can range to more serious personality disorders like psychosis.  The effects are not immediate but the behavior should begin to change gradually in days or weeks. 
Some significant benefits of hypnotherapy involve ...
  • implanting positive suggestions
  • transforming habits and subconscious patterns of behavior from negative to positive
  • releasing emotional blocks by clearing trauma from the memory banks
  • contacting our inner wisdom 
  • assisting the autonomic nervous system
  • stimulating the immune system to reduce or eliminate pain
  • restoring bodily processes to natural functioning and to heal injury or illness
By accessing the part of the brain which is responsible for facilitating harmony between mind and body, heart and soul, conscious and subconscious ... hypnotherapy can promote improved health and well-being and allow you to accomplish your goals with greater ease.  Personally, I am excited to implement hypnotherapy within my healing journey ... creating these physical and emotional changes to fully heal.
He who looks outside, dreams; 
he who looks within, awakens 
ॐ Carl Jung

Monday, May 14, 2012

" Loose Leaves ... "

There are stories in the soil, loose leaves cover the ground
There's volumes in the forest, no one reads out loud
If I could take them down off of that mountain shelf
We used to climb but no one tries to go up that far now yeah ...
I guess I'm moving faster now or that's what they said
And though some days still take forever I can't disagree
Because it seems to me that I wake up and sleep
Look in the mirror have no idea what happened in between
~ Bright Eyes ~ Loose Leaves ~

I had a good laugh today when I told Russell I was heading out to pick up Dandelion Leaves from the grocery store.  He had just spent some time in the yard taking those suckers out of the grass!
Believe it or not, dandelion leaves are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat.  Not only are they the most cultivated greens, they have a wide array of health benefits that make them the perfect all around nutritional boost ... particularly, dandelion leaves are rich in vitamin A, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine, riboflavin, and protein.
The combination of trace elements, vitamins and other biologically active substances make it a food that is optimal for excellent health.  Recent studies have shown the following benefits:
  • prevent or cure liver diseases, such as hepatitis or jaundice
  • act as a tonic and gentle diuretic to purify your blood, cleanse your system, dissolve kidney stones, and otherwise improve gastric-intestinal health
  • assist in weight reduction
  • cleanse your skin and eliminate acne
  • improve your bowel function, working equally well to relieve both constipation and diarrhea
  • prevent or lower high blood pressure
  • prevent or cure anemia
  • lower your serum cholesterol by as much as half
  • eliminate or drastically reduce acid indigestion and gas buildup by cutting the heaviness of fatty foods
  • prevent or cure various forms of cancer
  • prevent or control diabetes 
  • reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis, cataracts and stroke. 
  • contains anti-inflammatory properties which may provide benefit to those with asthma and other inflammatory diseases.
So besides your backyard, where do you find them .... try your local health food stores, co-ops and farmers markets.  Remember to select unblemished, dark green leaves or bunches when purchasing them in the store.  When foraging, young greens that are harvested before the flower head appears will be less bitter.  And be sure to harvest them from land that has not been treated with pesticides, herbicides or other contaminants ... of course, organic is your best option.  
So how do you introduce them into your daily meals?  Well you can use dandelion greens in smoothies and juices.  Due to their bitterness, I recommend blending them with sweet flavorful fruit like banana, strawberries, mango or pineapples.  
And while dandelion is generally considered safe, some people do experience side effects such as heartburn, diarrhea, and upset stomach depending on allergies and/or ailments regarding bile ducts and gallbladder ... as usual, always check with your health care practitioner first.  
Happy weeding!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

" Better ... "

No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better.. better...
The hardest part
this troubled heart has ever yet been through now,
Was heal the scars 
that got their start inside someone like you now,
For had I known or I'd been shown back 
when how long it'd take me,
To break the charms that brought me harm 
and all but would erase me.
Now I know you better, You know I know better ...
~ Guns ‘N Roses ~ Better ~
Some say life is a game and some of us have been dealt a “good” hand and others a “bad”hand.  And this hand will determine the inevitable outcome.  Yet what if we don’t have to play this game where there’s always a loser and a victor.  What if we decide we are all winners?
Fortunately, we have been given the gift of consciousness.  We have learned and created means to better express ourselves ... and these different forms of expression have been born in a communal effort to materialize our hopes, aspirations, morals, ethics, inspiration, and dreams.  How we understand this truth has everything to do with what we see manifested in our everyday perceptions of reality.
So depending on the hand dealt to us determines our individual experience of this communal creation ... or does it?  What if it depends on how we play the game instead ... similar to making our own path, we would have an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of our cards.
Consider creating a new game together by changing the rules and stakes ...
So where’s the problem ... well some of us have no idea we have the option of creating a new game.  We feel we have to do the best we can with what we got, and that’s how we live.  We take in a situation, which might not be the best for us as a given, and don’t question it.  Just deal with it, in the best possible way.
Yet, there is so much power within us - once we realize our own potential, we decide how we play our hand, our own path, our own reality.  We decide better.  And this won’t come by anyone telling us we can, but by trying it out ourselves.  

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand ~ Randy Paush

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

" Our Thoughts Align ... "

With our thoughts align
We could be anything we want
Don’t lose hope don’t lose your patience 
Keep me close and I’ll be content ... 
Just to keep moving on 
But you gave me the strength 
Just enough to get to you
~ Radio Racer ~ Our Thoughts Align ~
Practicing the alignment of your higher Self through the wisdom of your body and recognizing this connection when achieved is forever empowering.  Your purpose becomes clear, you are on track and your life begins to embrace a flow of grace and ease. 
Yet, most of us are running blindly, seeking instead our elusive higher Self and purpose, resulting in frustration levels that border on insanity.  We become so disconnected from life, people, and our callings that we change directions over and over without thought or pondering possible repercussions.  We become fearful and anxious about life without knowing why. 
I now understand that my higher Self wants me to be happy, even during inconsequential events that monopolize my daily life.  And my higher Self enjoys every experience that I have.  It understands my preferences and behavioral patterns that require more attention at the lower-frequency levels.  Additionally, it is intimately aware of the lessons I am incarnated to learn and gently pushes me toward those goals ... holding all my secrets and strengths, waiting for me to claim, but it is in no hurry.  It is always aware of my eternal and multidimensional nature, though I may not be aware of it ... the power within.
So how do I align to my higher Self ... I start by recognizing how my body feels when I am in alignment, as I work toward maintaining it by controlling the direction of my thoughts.  All positive or negative bodily feelings are rooted in my thoughts, so when your my feels as good as it can be, my thoughts are in alignment with my higher Self; when my body feels “off” in any way, my thoughts are misaligned.  
Extreme emotions such as joy, harmony, happiness, passion, peace, and exuberance result in full alignment.  Yet, the difficulty is that we rarely think in terms of alignment when things are going our way because we are too busy enjoying life, which is, after all, the purpose of living.  Usually we think in terms of alignment when we need it most ... when it is most elusive.
Regardless of conditioning, however, your higher Self knows what needs accomplishing in your earthly realm, and it will not guide to that which is not possible within the confines of your current existence.  Your higher Self teaches wonderful lessons and provides clarity constantly through the wisdom of your body ~ your heart feels open and your body feels as good as it gets ... you are in alignment with your higher Self because your body mirrors this.  Everything feels on course and you feel on purpose.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

" Higher ... "

I do this just for kicks, just for the thrill (thrill)
I got this high without taking a pill (pill)
This groove has got me way over the sun (sun)
I'm dancing like I am the only one (one)
'Cause I can't get enough, I can't get enough
I can't stay on the ground (whoa)
I can't get enough, I can't get enough
This is taking me now
~ Taio Cruz ~ Higher ~
As mentioned in my last post, my Gerson Therapy is producing encouraging results.  To give my immune system a kick in the pants, the Gerson doctors recommended ~50 grams/week of vitamin C intravenously.  Yes, that is a very generous amount, considering the recommended daily intake is ten times lower.  So whats with the higher dose?
Well, first some history ... the “Father of Vitamin C”, Dr. Linus Pauling realized during his research, that large doses of vitamin C have significant effects on our immune system and anti-tumour effects.  
So how does it work ... vitamin C works in two ways.  First, in high enough doses it can destroy cancer cells.  It is thought that vitamin C overwhelms the ability of tumour cells to suppress hydrogen peroxide production and this build up of H2O2 in cancer cells kills them.  Secondly, cancer cells produce an enzyme called “hyaluonidase” that destroys healthy tissue around them thus facilitating tumour growth and metastasis.  High doses of vitamin C inhibit this enzyme.  
In summary, some of the benefits include ... 
* increase quality of life
* prolong survival
* enhance action of some chemotherapeutic agents
* limits body wide tissue damage from free radicals (created by chemotherapy)
* safe and non-toxic to healthy cells
Also it is worth to note that “the excitement around vitamin C and cancer was diminished by a later trial done by the Mayo clinic that could not repeat the findings by Cameron and Pauling, leading to a dismissal of its potential role in oncology.  We now know that the results were not reproducible simply because the Mayo clinic used oral dosing of vitamin C, whereas IV administration is the only way to reach the required tissue saturation levels for vitamin C to act as just described above”.
Unfortunately, it can personally be an expensive undertaking as most insurance companies consider this experimental.  Yet a growing number of naturopath oncologists are integrating intravenous (IV) vitamin C into their cancer treatment protocols ... hopefully it is just a matter of time until integrative cancer care will be the norm.

 ... give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way ॐ