A little background information, around 2011 both my sister and I became Zumba fitness instructors and we had big plans to help a lot of ladies get fit. I would bring in my nutritional background and she would blend in her knowledge of fitness. Then in 2015 she was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer as a result of a molar pregnancy. My instincts took me deep into prayer and back to the lessons of MANA. The thought of chemotherapy freaked us out but the tumor markers were growing quickly. Collectively we knew that the healing needed to involve all areas of her being. Because diseases like these attack the body, plays tricks on the mind and can damage the soul.
I wanted to find a way to keep her MIND, BODY & SOUL strong during her treatment. The cancer was in her uterus, bladder & lungs. Her physician took a chance and put her on a rigorous program including 7 TYPES OF CHEMO, one drip was about 12 hours long. I wanted to propose something to my Ohana (family) with a product line that I enjoy. So we got together and I said, “What do we have to loose, why not take a chance and put these products to the test. The other side is death.”
We’ve only heard stories about people trying this but we’ve never seen it in action. So she started with an infused organic drink called Genesis™, daily. That gave her the nutritional foundation during a time when food wasn’t interesting. It’s part of the double whammy of, “You have to eat” while we fry your tastebuds and you’ll develop mouth soars from the cancer treatments. With amazing dedication she eventually added smoothies with beets, cucumber, cilantro, apple, banana, chia seeds, hemp hearts & beets!!!
The dangerous part was if her white blood cells dropped to low they would have to pull back on the chemo. So we all became her caregivers. My parents took care of her needs and took her to numerous appointments, she practically lived there. To our amazement we watched the tumor markers decrease from over 200,000 to 170,000 to 140,000…
All the while I kept writing hoping that she was reading my blog and trying some of the challenges. It clawed at my faith and bruised my hope to see her going through this but I never showed it during my visits or daily chats. While she was in treatment my husband and I moved her Ohana into our home due to her husband’s work schedule and the chemo sessions. It was school, work, martial arts, dance classes as usual… almost.
Then it happened her body responded well to the to kill the orcs (cancer cells) treatment which included her supplements at home, whole foods and walks. In fact her doctor told her, “What ever you’re doing, don’t stop.” I pray for more doctors like him who listen to their patients and after four (4) months ZERO tumor markers.
Although it doesn’t work out for all because she experienced four deaths and know of others who had to prolong treatments. It’s a struggle and a painful cycle. She took a risk and tried something involving an old/new approach to healing. Are you wondering if this could work for you or someone you love? Maybe a challenge to get things moving in the right direction or a product line that will support your body. One that nourishes and rejuvenates from the inside out.
You are the designer of your life so take control with kindness and love. Always love.
The challenges I created are listed below or you can search for them in the menu above.
- Beautiful Mind
- Beautiful Body
- Beautiful Soul
It was gut wrenching, difficult and full of sleepless nights but I believe that the experience has taught me so much. I feel blessed with patience and encouraged to teach others. That they should never, never, never give up. PEACE Be the Journey.
- Subscribe to my sister’s blog to learn about her journey: Hive and Hunny
UPDATE: All the impossible things became possible. My sister is still zero-cancer, purchased a home and gave birth to two healthy babies.
4 thoughts on “How cancer started this blog.”
This was an uneasy and challenging experience for our entire family. Past history of other loved-ones ended in death, even though we trusted the medical doctors, and prayed, we still felt helpless. But our faith became activated and we refused to believe in anything less than LIFE! Weʻre so grateful that we had these products to enhance our daughters treatments and recovery. Itʻs amazingly true how well our bodies heal when given the right nutrients. Other tools, such as foods; relaxation; joy; meditations; love of family and friends; and more encourages the Whole-Person to Heal and Live. I am forever grateful, thankful, and thoughtful for having the spiritual strength of my family, and the availability of Symmetryʻs products, for continued Health & Wellness!
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