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by zephyr
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Does anyone have experience Jane McLelland and starving cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Does anyone have experience Jane McLelland and starving cancer?

I don't have any experience with any diet that starves cancer but I do have experience with a fasting-mimicking diet during chemo. The idea is not to starve the cancer, the idea is to put your normal cells into a protection mode because they think there's a famine so they sort of shut down. Cancer c...
by zephyr
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Recommended Supplements?
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Recommended Supplements?

... if you are starting to add supplements to your list of meds, either you or your doctor will need to check whether or not these are compatible with whatever else you are already taking. This includes both drugs/supplements and foods/beverages. Excellent point and, as other have also mentioned, s...
by zephyr
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda Avastin Maintenance Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2494

Re: Xeloda Avastin Maintenance Plan

beach sunrise wrote:zephyr, are you still under the care of an ND also?


Yes
by zephyr
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda Avastin Maintenance Plan
Replies: 22
Views: 2494

Re: Xeloda Avastin Maintenance Plan

I've been on Xeloda/Avastin for almost 2 years. I never noticed much change in my CEA but that was never a good indicator for me. Even at Stage IV before my resection, my CEA was only 4. That said, during the first 6 months on Xeloda, my scans were showing slight progression. Both of my regulars onc...
by zephyr
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep for colonoscopy
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: Prep for colonoscopy

Super easy. It tastes a little weird, so make it cold. If you don’t like the taste, squeeze some lime juice into your mouth before and after chugging it. For me it worked perfectly, and just as advertised. Followed the directions so got a solid night’s sleep before the procedure. Same here (except ...
by zephyr
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Covid and the non-believers
Replies: 18
Views: 2661

Re: Covid and the non-believers

This is a colon cancer support forum, not the mask debate forum. I agree with Kim. While I also agree that this is a very relevant to cancer patients & caregivers on this forum, the post was made by a first-time poster about whom we know nothing. It seems suspiciously like someone looking to st...
by zephyr
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

Re: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C

But it feels like if I could get the diarrhea to stop, maybe I would have a better chance of eating more sooner post chemo. I don't know if this will be of any help or if you live in a medical marijuana state ... but when I was battling diarrhea and clustering in the early years after re-section su...
by zephyr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Laser Assisted Pulmonary Metastasectomy (8 to 100 mets)
Replies: 46
Views: 23795

Re: Laser Assisted Pulmonary Metastasectomy (8 to 100 mets)

Hockey69 wrote:
Hi zephyr,

I am going to see dr drewes in early August for my lung mets as well. Would it be ok if I had your contact info as well? Just want to ask you how it went ect and if I am bringing my wife how the guest house is?

Thanks!


Sure, I'll send you an email through the Board in a few minutes.
by zephyr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

Re: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C

zephyr wrote:
beach sunrise wrote:Hi zephyr, Are you in the US? If so, can you tell me who your naturopathic is? I am lining up consults. Thanks!


https://www.listenandcare.com/our-doctors-and-staff
by zephyr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

Re: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C

Couple of questions though: Your CRC had KRAS mutation, hadn't it? I have read this makes a difference regarding how cancer cells react to fasting, if they don´t have Kras mutation fasting might protect them. Second question: did your oncologies recommend or opossed the use of Vitamin C?... accordi...
by zephyr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

Re: Interesting paper about fasting and vitamin C

I read somewhere that fasting helps "normal" cells protect themselves during chemotherapy. As a generarl rule is fasting recommended? If so, how do you do Short Term Starvation? 48hrs no food just before chemo? As I was taught by a naturopathic oncologist who is on my medical team that yo...
by zephyr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tea, and other warm beverages while on FOLFOX
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: Tea, and other warm beverages while on FOLFOX

I'm starting my 3rd round of FOLFOX today... I was looking towards tea, but I've read that some teas (rooibos, green, and white teas) may interfere with the treatment (makes it less effective). Other beverages seem to influence liver enzymes, so that's a concern too since I have a liver metastasis....
by zephyr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Girlfriend wants to come to appointments
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Girlfriend wants to come to appointments

IF you want her there, then insist that she be allowed to join you at the appointment. It's reasonable - in this strange times - to say she can't join you for a chemo infusion but it's unreasonable for her to be excluded from doctor's appointments. It's in those appointments that you discuss what's ...
by zephyr
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 7.5 years stage 4B; now NED for 21 months!
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: 7.5 years stage 4B; now NED for 21 months!

stevieb wrote:My tumor had KRAS mutation G12D.

Hey Sophy!! I’m still in ADAPT also. Hopefully, for 3 more months and then I can get off if it!!


Thanks for posting and giving hope to another Stage IV with a KRAS mutation.
by zephyr
Wed May 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hi again , hoping for opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 2725

Re: Hi again , hoping for opinions

.. since this Covid has taken over I like many have been disallowed from attending my husbands appointments, sadly I am the proactive one in his health, so I ask all the questions...I have decided I will be contacting his Dr. outside of his appointment to talk, but I wanted to "gather" so...

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