There are many different diseases that can affect us. Perhaps the one that most of us fear more than any other, however, is cancer. If we have not personally experienced it in our own life, it is something that has affected somebody that we know and care for deeply. Many of us consider it to be just a fact of life but the fact is, there may just be something that you can do about it if you’re willing to take the chance.
This fact was experienced on a very personal level by Kathy Mydlach-Bero, a 41-year-old mother of two who was diagnosed with cancer. She had undergone some rather extensive treatments including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Despite all of the efforts, however, the cancer continued to spread through her body. 11 months after she was diagnosed, a high-grade tumor was found in her neck and head. She continued with her treatment but the medicine was taking a toll on her body.
“My kidneys were failing; my liver was failing. My lungs were damaged. My heart was damaged.”
She was told she only had 21 months to live.
Because of all of the problems she was facing, she began looking for an alternative, natural treatment that might be able to help. She told her oncologist that she was done with the protocol because one way or another, she was going to die. She stopped her chemotherapy and started a diet that was suggested by a friend. The diet was based on anti-angiogenic foods.
The reason why it is thought that anti-angiogenic foods slow down the cancerous spread is because it stops blood vessels from being created. Some of the common foods included on this diet are blueberries, garlic, leeks and walnuts.
When she started changing her diet, her cancer stopped spreading. Her doctors didn’t have much to say rather than, “Huh, that is interesting.”
It has been 13 years since Mydlach-Bero was diagnosed with cancer and now she is living a cancer free life. She is also sharing her knowledge about this special diet that helped her to beat cancer once and for all. In doing so, she is helping others to also beat cancer using foods that may have these special, cancer fighting properties.
One of her clients, Paul Baugh, had the following to say: “She’s teaching me food is the best form of medicine.” He is fighting brain cancer.
This method is also being researched by Harvard University to determine if it can help others who have cancer. Mydlach-Bero feels validated by this ongoing study and she no longer feels as if she is just another ‘crazy cancer patient’.
This research involves those who have seen fantastic results from natural cancer treatment options. Mydlach-Bero had the following to say about the research:
“They’re looking at our genetics and the genetics of the tumor. What the outliers did; their attitude, environment, faith, social support. What they’re trying to do is create a database of all these different things and look for the commonalities between these people.”
Most of us would agree that eating a healthy diet can affect our overall health. For people like Mydlach-Bero, however, eating very specific types of foods have helped her combat cancer. This is a very inspiring story.