Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Chemo and Low white blood cells. How?

Today someone asked me about how to deal with low white blood cells because her friend is having chemo.

Before we discuss about this topics, let's have a basic understanding on how chemo work. Basically, chemotherapy is to kill cancer cells. It is pretty simple. What is not simple is chemotherapy also kill good cells in the body.

Usually chemo is targeted to kill rapidly dividing cells and this is a key characteristics of a tumor or cancer cells. This is why Cancer spread so fast in the body. At the same time, it also kills the rapidly dividing good cells such as your white blood cell, which has high turn over rate. And this is why, you heard a lot of time cancer patients die of infection, not cancer during chemotherapy.

And because of this reason, the cancer patient will receive his or her chemo in divided dose. You can't simply receive it in one shot because it will simply kill the body.

So, what must you do then? If you are going through the therapy?

I really can't tell you much seriously, but I do know that you must continue to put nutrients into your body. Many cancer patients lose their appetite during the therapy. Furthermore, their digestive system becomes weak too. This actually further weaken the body because the body is lacking of nutrients to nourish itself. What the body really need now is to have nutritious food input and yet, it can be digested easily. It is even better if it is pre-digested.

I will recommend that they go on a highly nutritious liquid diet such as LHF power breakfast. Take it not just for breakfast, but as a main meal for the entire day. I have made some minor changes to the original post.

  1. Soya milk, rice milk, millet powder or treated water. Basically any milk except animal milk.
  2. Fruits such as apples are good. Green or red is fine.
  3. Active 8 -your decide how much according to taste(try out yourself)
  4. 3 x B complex
  5. 2 x Calcium Magnesium
  6. 2 scoop of Protien powder
  7. 1/2 a packet of Positrim
  8. 1 x Daily or Double X
  9. 1 x Ginseng and gingko biloba
  10. 4 x Lecithin E
  11. A packet of Nutri bifidus
  12. 4 x Bio C.
Besides that, take Salmon Omega fish Oil. 1 capsule 3 times a day. Before sleep, 4 tablets of Milk Thistle.

Also, it will be good if the cancer patient can drink some nutritious soup. However, do remember to remove the top layer oil from the soup.

I hope all these will help.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

廉價靈芝---蒜頭蒸飯 or Garlic steam rice for High Blood Pressure

> 一位朋友每天吃蒜頭蒸飯,晚餐用一把蒜頭切碎煮飯,半年之後高血壓消失了,痛風症
> 消失了,坐骨神經痛亦消失了。
> 吃蒜頭是增強免疫力的方法,因為蒜頭是「廉價靈芝」,能通血管及清除毒素,以前美
> 軍亦用作隨身解毒劑。
> 蒜頭炒飯:蒜頭越多越香,拍碎,油鍋炒香蒜頭放入鹽,煮好的飯拌炒起鍋。


I got this from a friend and I must say, this thing will work. This is because you are eating fresh garlic and garlic, is well-known for its medicinal properties. Garlic is also called the cheaper version of Lingzhi, a well-known expensive Chinese herb for its healing properties.

Anyway, for those of you who can't read Chinese, I will translate this for you.

This is basically a garlic-based rice. Either you fried it or steam it.

In order for it to work, use as much finely chopped fresh garlic as possible. If you want to steam it, mix it together with your rice and put it in the rice cooker. If you want to fry it, use either extra light olive oil or extra virgin coconut oil. These are two best oils that you can use to combine it with Garlic.

For fried rice, do the following:
  • Warm your wok, pour a small amount of oil and put in the chopped garlic. Fried until fragrance.
  • Put in the rice with chopped garlic and fried it together. That's it. You have your garlic fried rice.
However, in order for this formula to work, you have to take note of the following:
  • Use only either brown rice or whole grain rice.
  • Use only fresh garlic.
  • If you want to put salt, use only sea salt. However, this is not recommended.
  • If you want to take this to reduce your blood pressure, steam version is the best.
Lastly, if you find this too much work, just take 2 garlic and licorice 3 times a day. Also, take it with Salmon Omega 3 fish oil. 1 or 2 capsules 3 times a day.

Remember, the reason why garlic rice work because garlic will thin your blood. So if you are on blood thinning medicine, you have to be careful. Check your blood pressure regularly.

Hope this help.

Monday, 6 April 2009

High Blood Pressure(Hypertension) and High Cholesterol

Before we proceed to discuss both HBP and HC, we need to know one thing. If you have high cholesterol, over a long period of time, you may experience high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, most likely you have high cholesterol.

So why is this so? This is because high cholesterol is due to the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the body. When this bad cholesterol is used to repair the blood vessels, it will harden the wall and create inelastic blood vessels. The hardening of blood vessels will lead to high blood pressure. Not only that, your heart will be working extra hard and over a period of time, you may have an enlarge heart or, a over-worked heart. It will be just one fine day whereby, your heart will tell you, may I have a day rest. This is what you called Heart Attack.

Ultimately, both problem is a lifestyle challenge. A simple change in lifestyle such as diet, perspective of life, more exercise will eventually resolve the problem. Taking medicine does not resolve the root cause.

Lastly, we need to repair the body by achieving the following milestone:
  1. Strengthen the heart
  2. Strengthen the blood vessels
  3. Increase the good cholesterol in the body. This is to improve the ratio between HDL:LDL
  4. Relax the mind by having a good sleep and think positively

Here are some recommendations for taking supplement:

Calcium/Magnesium: 1/-/-/1
COQ10: 1/1/1/-
Salmon Omega: 2/1/-/-
Garlic: 1/1/1/-
Lecithin E: 4/4/4/4
Bio-C: 4/4/4/4
Multi-carotene: 3/3/3/3
Double X: 1/-/1/-
B-complex: 2/2/2/-
Fibre: -/2/2/-
Milk Thistle: -/-/-/4
BP Complex: 1/1/1/-

Lastly, please do the Homocysteine test to check your risk of having a heart attack. Your doctor may discourage you from doing it. The only reason why he does that because he is not well-informed about it.