A Quick Update On My Mum’s Progress
I know, I know. I have been super slack keeping you guys up to date on how my mum has been doing. The reason for my lack of mum-related correspondence is that we went through a bit of a period where didn’t really know what was going on. Her treatment hasn’t been as straightforward as mine, and we have been doing a lot of investigating and dot joining along the way. But here is what’s up:
As many of you know, my mum was told that she has breast cancer just over a year ago. This was one year after I started Gerson Therapy for my own cancer, and so there were no hesitations in mum’s decision to embark on the Therapy full time for herself.
About 11 months into the Gerson Therapy program, Mum wasn’t getting any worse but her progress was slow and we weren’t sure why. Her doctor suggested that she have a hair analysis test done to assess her mineral levels, and this pinpointed the issue. Mum’s test showed that she was both incredibly copper toxic and incredibly zinc deficient (these two minerals work together to create balance). Copper is a heavy metal, and when the body is holding on to large amounts of it, it won’t ever get well. Gerson Therapy on its own will detoxify the body of heavy metals, but it will take a long time and we were told that it would be best if Mum added something into her regime to assist in the detoxification.
But the heavy metals are not the only problem. High amounts of heavy metals in our body will kill us, so because our bodies are super clever they create a fungus around the metal to protect us from fatality. Live blood analysis and kinesiology confirmed that Mum also has fungus and candida to contend with.
Being the highly inquisitive patient that she is, Mum dove into research mode and found that she has pretty much all symptoms of copper toxicity. These were chronic brain fog, headaches, fatigue, and uncharacteristic mood swings.
We are not 100% sure what caused this issue, but we believe that it may have had a lot to do with Mum spending five years on the Mirena IUD contraction device. Being on a contraceptive drug for long periods of time, can lead to yeast overgrowth (candida) and it also depletes the body of zinc and iron.
To speed up her recovery, Mum now has to chelate the heavy metals, put the good bacteria back into her gut, and follow an anti-candida version of Gerson Therapy. It is a slow process, but she is almost there.
If Mum had followed conventional orders and had surgery or drug interference, there is no way that these underlying issues would have been addressed. Yet another reason why it is SO important to deal with the cause and not just eradicate the symptom. Lumps in breasts are not the issue. It’s the toxicity and deficiency of our bodies that cause an imbalance and lead to dis-ease.
Click here to read an article by Dr Lawrence Wilson, all about candida and copper toxicity, that really helped mum figure out what has been going on in her body.
Note: If you think you may have candida or heavy metal toxicity, seek help from a naturopath or holistic doctor.
Positive affirmation for the day: I listen to the subtle and not-so-subtle messages my body sends me.
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