How to Starve Cancer

When I returned from Bali, Josef showed me an article that had appeared in the Daily Telegraph on March 7. It was titled ‘How to starve cancer’ and started off telling the reader that cancer cells can be killed off by starving them to death, through fasting. That has been known to most religions and alternative practitioners for centuries, but apparently that had surprised scientists. What surprised me was that they would admit it officially, when you cannot profit from it or patent it!

My surprise was short-lived, as the article continued to elaborate on the fact that Sydney scientists under Prof. Holst are developing a ground-breaking drug which will replace the need to fast. The scientists explain what we all know: cancer cells are using glutamine (sugar) to fuel their growth, getting addicted to it. Without glutmine these cells die, while normal cells won’t be affected as they depend on nutrients for survival. Now that new drug stops cancer cells from being able to take in these glucose/sugar fix by blocking the pump on the cell’s surface, where the glutamine normally enters. “It’s like putting tape over its mouth” said the Professor. The good news includes the idea that it can also be used in conjunction with other drugs like chemo-therapies to enhance its effect.

We will have to wait a further three years for the clinical trials – so maybe start a fast in between. I loved mine and was surprised how easy it was, especially since I started with small steps by adding two Gerson-style juices, prepared in slower juicer with lots of nutrients still alive: organic carrots & turmeric juice at 9 am and organic carrot, apple and ginger juice at lunch time).  Otherwise I had about 2 liters of purified water and occasionally I went wild and drank the water from young coconuts that were harvested right on the property in Bali where I stayed for the 10 days. I can highly recommend this!

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Vipassana, here I come

During the Christmas period, staying at the Entrance most of the time, I had the privilege of being harmonized every day for nine days in a row – and also prayed for. Usually there is a sign or an insight or something out of the ordinary on the ninth day. For me that was an acceptance email that I got into the 10-day Silence Retreat in the Blue Mountains, the Vipassana. Starting on February 15, it offers 10 days of total silence, 10-hours of meditation a day, 2 meals and the prospect of uncovering what is hidden in the crevices of my subconscious mind…and letting it go.

One day after coming back, I have booked a flight to Bali, just for good measure, to cement in the new meditation practices and heal that part of myself which I haven’t paid much attention to so far: the subconscious conditioned self that is not always obvious and supportive of our growth.

 

Kale Cake

This is one of the first recipes I created from scratch, borne out of a desire for a healthy snack. It started off with a Kale Smoothie:

Kale

1 frozen banana

1 cup of coconut water

2-3 tbsp almonds

blended together and to make it a cake, add:

2 tbsp Quinoa flour (or some flax-seed flour…)

cashews

sunflower seeds

+ anything you like or any supplement you want to hide.

I put it into  a shallow dish and baked it at 160 degrees for about 30 min or until the cake is firm. It proved very yummy with

coconut Yoghurt on top, toasted berries and slightly warmed frozen organic berry mix, which had these gorgeous tiny forest strawberries in it… they taste heavenly. Enjoy and create your own!

 

 

Moist, yummy, healthy beet&choc cupcakes

I’m excited to share another one of my new favourite sweets, this time a cooked one and the best cupcakes I ever made (not that I am famous for making cupcakes!)

Recipe makes 12 cupcakes – I lined a tin with baking paper for each cupcake, but I am sure you may find an easier version with the pre-made cup cake containers.

  1. Preheat oven 170 degrees
  2. In a food processor, add 3 cooked beetroots (I left the skin on, as they were organic),  4 eggs and 1/2 cup coconut oil and mix
  3. To the food processor, add 1/3 cup maple syrup (or more if you like it sweeter), 1/2 tsp vanilla essence, 1 tsp bicarb soda, a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon (or spice mix if you prefer a punch). Mix again until all ingredients are well blended together (only briefly)
  4. Stir in 1/3 cup of raw cacao powder, 1/3 cup of almond meal and 1/4 cup of coconut flour and 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries. Combine well, but not with the mixer. Just a spoon to gently fold them together.
  5. Pour mix into 12 muffin  trays and bake 30 min at 170 degrees.

Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoked Salmon

Ingredients:

Mix:  1 large Sweet Potato, peeled and coarsely grated

2 egg yolk

sea salt and pepper

Fry in: 2 tbsp coconut oil over medium heat, by making about 6 patties

Cook for about 3 min on either side

Transfer to plate, top with smoked salmon (I used smoked trout), avocado, rocket salad, chives… It’s soooo yummy!

 

Spiritual Intervention

I have been reluctant to share my latest experience on the cancer front – as it’s almost too sacred – or too weird, depending on your beliefs – to share. But then again, it may be a huge part in my healing or towards the next stage.

I have a friend who is a medical intuitive or medium and had wanted to help me with her spiritual guides ages ago, but was always told to wait – I wasn’t ready. About two weeks ago she told me that they had agreed and we could go ahead with an intervention.

‘What is an intervention and what can I expect from it?’, I wanted to know. She explained that everyone and every intervention is different and we cannot expect anything – but everything is possible: Total healing, or a recipe towards healing or just some blocks to be removed – or nothing at all. Her own experience had been that a recipe had come through to heal her skin, which wouldn’t clear for months…and after applying the ingredients as prescribed, her skin had cleared up within a week.

With excitement I went to her place on Sunday, 2 weeks ago and together with another lovely lady, who was the ‘human battery’, we sat in a small circle, held hands, while some specially selected sound tracks played in the background for high energy. A short prayer was said to invite anybody who was out there to offer their healing or support for me.

The room went cold and that is what apparently happens when ‘they’ arrive. I, however, felt immense heat and energy behind me, pouring in through my prana, the back of my neck. From a being, standing behind me, I heard a message I strongly objected to: ‘You are my favorite daughter’. Of course not, every part of me protested, without me uttering a word. As this loving energy kept pouring in, I started to cry, unable to stop until the whole process ended, with my facilitator announcing, that all is done and the result was that I am healed. She had seen King Solomon appear at the end, a powerful healer, with the message that there is nothing else to be done.

Even afterwards, around a cup of tea, when I tried to express my experience, I burst into tears every time I attempted to repeat the words…so that is obviously a block of mine, I was told.

Later I realized or rationalized that we would all have such a wonderful ‘higher self’ who would address us as their favorite daughter or son and it became acceptable.

I checked and re-checked my belly size daily after that to make sure it’s going down, until I realized how counterproductive that was. Holding the past in place by focusing on it won’t make anything go away. So I let it go and it took a week until I noticed that the numbness in my right thigh, that had indicated a pressing of my tumors against some nerve (according to a doctor), was gone.

Every day I express gratitude for being healed and for all the wonderful friends who are sending love, energy, healing or prayers my way. I feel immensely supported and nurtured and loved. Thank you!

 

Shakshuka with Avocados and Bacon

I first had Shakshuka in the Cook Islands and loved it, never thought I’d be making it and that it would turn out to be one of my favorites to server to guests on a Sunday Brunch. You can serve the bacon separately for the vegetarians and the entire dish is Gluten- and Dairy-free.

I’ve found it in Luke and Scott’s Clean Living Cookbook, which I really like…and changed it a bit to suit my taste buds:

Ingredients:

coconut oil for frying

1 large red onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 red capsicum and 1 big red pepper, both seeded and chopped

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chilli powder

2 tsp sweet paprika

salt and pepper/cayenne pepper to taste

6 tomatoes (I used roma), peeled (easy after putting them into hot water for a minute)

6 eggs (1 – 2 per person)

4 rashers middle bacon

2 avocados

flat leaf parsley

Method:

Place onions into hot coconut oil in big pan, after 2 min add garlic on low heat (don’t burn garlic), red capsicum, pepper (long sweet chilli) – after about 5 min both are soft.

Add tomato paste, cumin, chilli powder, paprika and cayenne pepper – and then the peeled and cubed tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste and the dish will simmer in the juices of the tomatoes for about 15 min, covered. The longer it simmers, the richer the sauce.

Once the guest have arrived, into small indentations, I gently place the eggs, cover the dish and let them poach there, about 5-10 min. The yellow should still be soft, but the egg-white fully cooked.

In the meantime, I fry the bacon and cut the avocado (I used 2) into cubes to add to the top together with finely chopped parsley.

It’ll be a hit!