I'd like to setup a conversation with Fred. I had a prostate scan recently and the prostate cancer that looked like it may be back 18 months ago is back. I agreed - not without some trepidation - to do another biopsy. Last one was at discovery, eight years ago.
Basic results are that the tumor hasn't gotten any more aggressive.
It's grown about 25% in the last 18 months. And there's a small area now on the other side of the prostate. It has also gotten less dense.
He said that the current image would have probably been missed by some others reading the scan, since it was so close in density to the surrounding tissue. 18 months ago it was definitely a dark grey on the scan.
What I've done since the initial report 18 months ago...
My oncologist has a number of patients on Macrobiotic diet whose tumors are stable or shrinking. None on raw.
So, I decided to do Macrobiotics. Did it for six months and was craving fresh food. Switched to 100% raw - mostly of the gourmet recipe genre for six months. Then was not having a good time with all the spices and fats. Then went onto a version of the 80-10-10 diet.
Did juices, smoothies, fruit, salads, etc. Tried to keep the fat calories to between 10-15%.
During the last year I haven't done much exercise. More sedentary than any other time in my life.
For the last 2 years I've also been in the most stress of anytime in my life. Driven my financial problems. And as it does, stress takes over other areas of life...
Well, since the recent scan and biopsy, I've been juicing. Wheatgrass, herbs, leafy green veggies, celery, carrots. About a gallon a day.
Some days I also suck juice from a half dozen oranges from a local tree. I'm now in week three.
Eight years ago when I was diagnosed, I did juice for a few weeks then LOTS of juice and sprouts for about 18 months. The scan after that time said the tumor was no longer active. So, I've gone back to that protocol. But I want more information and I thought of you and Fred.
Of course everyone I talk to has a favorite suggestion. When I While talking with Chakra today I remembered thinking about Fred. She concurred that you and he would be good to consult with.
So, here I am, asking for a conversation.
Here's what I wrote back:
The following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes.
I am so sorry to hear that about the tumor.
Wow! I learned a lot after reading this. You really inspired me to direct less of my energy towards stresses (financial, business, etc.) That's a tough one! And I am inspired.
Before I get into what I think, I want to suggest that the BEST thing to do would be to make an appointment with Dr. Fred Bisci at 718-979-7950. He'll tell you exactly what to do to get better.
Shortly, I will tell you what I would do if I found myself in your situation. First off, have you only been consuming 1 gallon of juice a day and no solid foods, or in addition to solids? (he later told me yes, only juices.)
I am about to give my view on everything below. This is my belief and I understand that, so please understand that I am just talking MY truth here.
The goal would be to look at the long-term here and not just the short term - which is more like getting rid of this tumor and thinking "now I am ok". I feel the key thing to look at is detoxification. It seems that you are yo-yoing with your diet in different directions: to gourmet raw, 80-10-10 (high fruit & Clean), juice fasting, back to gourmet raw, etc... The more things that you leave out of your diet, the more you are going to detoxify and the quicker you are going to heal, if you keep up with the endogenous poisons being excreted out on a cellular level. However, the real issue is that when someone improves their diet to the point where they're eating very little (juice fasting) for a long amount of time to heal, their body literally transforms. It is not the same anymore. Now, after juicing like that, you become more sensitive and all those other "not so ideal foods" are more damaging to you. Now that you are so clean, going back to macrobiotics can result in an issue. Gourmet raw may even tax your body more, but it would be ok every once in a while, as your body has about a 20% margin for error. If it was me, I wouldn't go soooo extreme, to where I take my diet to even a cleaner space than I think you are in now (long-term juice fasting), because when you are done, there will be less margin for error with your food choices. If it was me, I would find a balanced, CONSISTENT, 'clean' diet, that you want to end up at and enjoy for the rest of your life, and STAY there, without deviation and that is it. Every time you go into this clean diet and juicing space, you become even more cleaner each time and your body has less margin for error each time afterwards.
It's great that you are juicing and doing sprouts. The nourishment is great, as it gives your body the vitality to heal more. Detoxification is the process of getting all the junk out, including the tumor. I don't know your colon cleansing habits but let's talk about that next.
When you eat 'pure' like this, less waste is produced by the foods you eat, enabling your body to detox more on a cellular level. Endogenous poisons will detox from your cells, which is part of the "healing from disease" process. Cleansing the colon keeps up with these endogenous cellular poisons that are coming out of your system. If you don't cleanse the colon, there is a possibility that all this waste may stay in and can make your situation worse. In my opinion, this waste in your system is largely what causes the disease.
Since you are 'pure' now, your body adapts to what you are doing, and now it can only comfortably handle less waste. It takes "less waste" now to cause and perpetuate this disease than the "more waste" it took before, because you have adapted and are much cleaner. This is why I recommend just choosing a balanced, CONSISTENT, healthy diet to enjoy for the rest of your life and periodically cleanse the colon.
In my opinion, a high fruit diet is not good for your situation. In my opinion, fruit creates more of this waste in the system, through fermentation. Arnold Ehret says that fruit sugar evaporates waste matter in the body into gas. Eating excessive fruit can add to the waste that is causing disease.
- I would find a balanced 100% raw Food Diet that I feel good about, eating 2 or 3 meals a day, without snacking in between. These meals would be the same in kinds and quantities of foods. And I would live on that type of CONSISTENT diet for the rest of my life.
- I would drink vegetable juice on an empty stomach a few times a day while cleansing my colon a couple of times a week with a 4 or 6 quart enema bag, until that tumor left. Once the tumor was gone, I may go down to 2 veggie juices a day and cleansing the colon a MINIMUM of once per month.
- I would take a heaping teaspoon of therapeutic enzymes on an empty stomach, 3 - 4 times a day, until the tumor was gone and after that I would take a teaspoon twice a day on an empty stomach, until the day that I die.
- I would work on my stress and exercise levels.
- And... Call Fred. He is a healthcare professional and I am not ;). He'll probably even tell you other supplements to take and maybe some other things. Let me know exactly what he says so I can learn more too :).
I talked with Fred yesterday...
He said the main thing is to choose the cleanest diet that I can maintain for the rest of my life.
His experience is that going back and forth -- yo-yoing -- is one primary cause of tumors returning.
He said that I basically know what to do... do what I did 8 years ago.
Juicing then lots of juice and sprouts with an overall balanced raw diet.
Include the foods I need to be sure I am going to stick to it!
Don't do deprivation.
(This is a tendency of mine. To think that if I deny myself, I'll get
His other suggestions were enzymes and probiotics.
Sun and air.
Barefoot beach walks.
No eating after sundown or between meals.
Colonics when needed - whenever I feel weak or tired or heavily cleansing - a minimum of one a month ongoingly.
I'm going to take Fred and your advise and do some colonics. I'm not a big "believer" in them, but I'm willing to be open about it...
Fred said that he used to think that they were invasive also, but over the last 30 years of working with people and seeing the difference in the results, he knows it makes a difference. I'm going to take that empirical evidence as more important than my philosophical evidence.
He said I didn't need to use him as a consultant at this point. Do what we talked about for six months, get the next prostate scan and see what the bodies has done. If improvement, keep on. If no improvement, get back with him and reassess.
Thanks SO much Matt.
I'll keep you posted.
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