As the holiday season is here, so are all the festivities, football games, family gatherings and of course food. While many of you enjoyed turkey this year, I managed to maintain my cancer fighting vegan diet. With my wife Amy and Joni, my mother in law at the Thanksgiving cooking helm, we enjoyed the normal Gerson fare with the addition of some stuffed acorn squash that was quite good.
3-4 Acorn Squash
1/2 cup Onion, diced
1/2 cup Celery, diced
1/2 cup Carrot, diced
1 1/4 cup Brown Rice, cooked
1/2 cup Lentils, spouted
1/4 cup Raisins, soaked & drained
3 tsp Fresh Parsley, minced
1/2 tsp Rubbed Sage
1/2 tsp Thyme
1 large garlic clove, crushed
Slice squash lengthwise and remove seeds.
Combine remaining ingredients, fill squash halves.
Cover and bake at 300-325o F for 90 minutes or until tender.
This year, I will be attending both my company's holiday party and the party thrown by my customer. I don't get out much these days, so it will be especially fun to go and spend some time with everyone. I hope that nobody takes offense if I don't go up for seconds, or firsts for that matter.
Over the past few days, I've had a lot going on inside my body. I woke up a few days ago with some serious pain coming from my left hip. It wasn't muscle pain, it felt much deeper than that. I of course started thinking the worst case scenario and started to believe that my cancer had spread. After speaking with my doctor and seeing that the pain is now gone, I now realize that this was a mere flareup in that part of my body and we are again witnessing signs that my body is working to heal itself.
I've also been having more stomach pains recently. I've had tightness and a slight burning feeling in the areas of my liver and spleen. Since I am 100% sticking to the diet, I know that what I am feeling is good. It is a healing reaction and it will likely get more intense now that I am taking castor oil twice per week.
I check in with my doctor again with more blood work in the next few days. This means that I am closing out my third full month on the therapy. While continuing to receive good blood work results and with no signs of increased tumor burden, we'll keep fighting it this way.