As a culture we have been taught that mainstream medicine is the best way to help us when we are sick or have a terrible illness. I began to wonder long ago, why there had not been cures for cancer and other conditions when so much money, research and time have been dedicated to it. Little did I know that there were other methods of healing and rebalancing the body that have been around for some time. I have always been interested in the magic of nature and natural health; it was not until my health issues and those of my loved ones did I start to take active notice and investigate alternative options. As I began to research, I discovered that our earth had provided us with all that we need including a natural pharmacy.
Our society has been in cancer chaos; a perfect example of the definition of insanity. Slowly complementary and alternative therapies are making their way in and known, but it has not been without its challenges.
We tend to ask ourselves how and why things happen. I believe each circumstance is completely individual. There are many things to consider; lifestyle choices, nutrition and exercise, environmental exposures, genetics, and then our thoughts and outlook.
I recently was introduced to Tamara St. John. In 2009 she discovered she had breast cancer. She was without medical insurance so as she said:
“I was left with two options; death or alternative medicine.”
Thank you Tamara for taking the time to share your story with us. What was happening in your life when you were diagnosed with Breast Cancer?
I was working part time as a Business Instructor and about to complete my M.B.A. when my world came crashing down.
I found the lump in my left breast in April of 2009. I was just fired from my job at the beginning of May of 2009, the cancer quickly spread to my lymph nodes underneath each armpit. And at the end of May of 2009, I graduated with my M.B.A. By that time it had already spread, but since I was now unemployed, I could focus specifically upon healing the cancer naturally.
You mention in your website that there are over 300 therapies that claim to help heal cancer. Tell us about why you chose the therapies you did and did you have any medical support or supervision at all?
I sat in front of my computer crying and feeling like I was going to die. I was unemployed, no insurance, and no money. The only choice I had was to use alternatives or die. I prayed for God to lead me in the right direction to heal my cancer naturally. I was immediately led to the Budwig Protocol and Laetrile in the form of apricot kernels. Both are very inexpensive and work wonders. I had added additional protocols since then to round out my cancer fighting arsenal.
I did not have any medical support, family support, or supervision. I spent thousands of hours researching cancer, the cancer cell, the biochemistry of how cancer reacts with food, studying nutrition, epidemiology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, anatomy & physiology all on my own. I was also experimenting on myself to find which treatments worked together and which were incompatible. I also spent time interviewing nutritionists, biochemists, epidemiologists, and doctors.
It was all of this personal research and experimentation which led me to design my “Defeat Cancer Now” Consultation plan and to write my book so other people will not have to “guess” at which cancer treatments are compatible with one another, which are incompatible, which supplements will interfere with treatment, which foods to eat and which supplements & foods can be fatal.
You are now cancer free. How long did you follow your protocol until you knew it was gone?
We all have cancer cells in our bodies, so I will never be completely cured. I will always have to pay attention to what I eat because it is so easy to eat the wrong things and to bring cancer back.
However, I am an expert at listening to my body and I can easily feel when Cancer is present and when it isn’t based upon various symptoms.
You mention we all have cancer cells. As I understand it your cells are healthy or unhealthy. Depending on your genetics and lifestyle can turn on or off cancer cells. Can you share more about this and what you discovered?
Genetics plays a very small role in whether or not someone gets cancer. You can alter your genetic code through the way you eat. For instance, just because everyone in your family may have Type 2 diabetes, doesn’t mean you will get it. If you change what you eat, you can avoid Diabetes. What is inherited is the poor eating habits of family members, which is what causes the problem, whether it be diabetes or cancer. The same is also true for the “alcoholism” gene, it is easy to turn off with diet.
Everyone has cancerous cells in their bodies at all times, but most people have a tendency toward being PH balanced and can easily reverse their cancer cells because their immune systems are not compromised. Other people may be naturally acidic, even when eating healthy alkaline forming foods, or have a compromised immune system and their bodies have a more difficult time in fighting off the cancerous cells.
Cancer does not happen overnight. Have you thought about how this illness manifested in you?
Over 20 years of being a bartender; while I was attending school, led to a “party girl” lifestyle of drinking and smoking and eating fast food at 3am. Stress was also a factor.
Many of us know how alternative and natural therapies work and are successful but why do you think so many others dismiss it or do not have faith in it?
The mainstream media, Big Pharma, The medical establishment, the medical school educational system, the government all has their hand in the profitability of keeping people sick. These entities have been brainwashing people for so long that most people have no idea about healing anything naturally; they just do what their doctor tells them to do without questioning his or her authority. It usually isn’t until people get sick that they begin to look at options and alternatives; especially when the conventional treatments of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation aren’t working and are in fact making their cancer worse.
I was also brainwashed by Western medicine and if I had health insurance or money, I may have went the same route as so many others. The fact that I didn’t have health insurance or money forced me to look at alternative medicine as my ONLY option. When I realized that alternatives work much more effectively than western medicine and that they are less invasive and healthier, I realized that I had been deceived into believing the lies just like everyone else. This entire cancer battle has been a wake up call in more ways than one.
What is your message to people that have been touched by cancer?
Cancer does not have to be a death sentence and is not scary when you know how to treat it naturally. Take control of your own health, learn how your body works, and listen to what your body is telling you.
It is also important to have a Cancer coach who has experienced Cancer themselves and knows exactly how to treat it naturally. You do not need expensive supplements or special water to heal yourself of Cancer; you need someone on your side that will provide you with the right tools to succeed in becoming Cancer free. I had made many mistakes while treating my own cancer naturally and that is why I created the “Defeat Cancer Now” Consultation plan to help others to succeed without making the fatal errors. I have a 100% success rate in ridding the body of cancer naturally; check my website for more details about the “Defeat Cancer Now” Consultation plan.
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