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Thread: I used Diet / PH Therapy to treat my Lymphoma

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    I used Diet / PH Therapy to treat my Lymphoma

    I just wanted everyone to know that I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma about 4 years ago. My doctor's wanted me to do chemo. I declined and went ahead with PH therapy. I basically ate a very restrictive, organic, raw, Vegan diet and was very successful. I also rested and took lots of supplements, including lots of Calcium. I used the PH Therapy that is recommended by a lot of alternative medicine advocates on the web.

    To make a very long story short, after being diagnosed, four months later, I had a clean PET scan.

    I'm not saying it will work for everyone, not saying that anyone should not do chemo if that's what they think is right. I was lucky enough to have a cancer with tumors that appear on the skin so I could monitor progress day to day. I may not have been as courageous if I couldn't tell weather my cancer was getting better or worse. I just want to say that I was successful with it and maybe more people should consider it as treatment or as a compliment to conventional medicine.

    Very Respectfully,

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    What is PH therapy

    Hello can you say wht PH thereapy is? As it in Ph - like acidic or non acidic or something else?

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    Hi Inspire,

    I read a lot of the different treatments for Cancer. I decided to use PH Therapy in addition to anything else that could be combined. When I say PH Therapy, I do mean alkalizing my body and staying away from acidic foods. I avoided meat of any kind, ate as much raw vegetables and alkalizing foods as I could stand, and took lots of calcium supplements. I also juiced vegetables and avoided sugar, even high sugar fruits. The main foods were vegetables. I combined some diets I found on the Internet and in books.

    There are a lot of charts on the Internet that have the PH for foods. While the diet was very difficult, I did feel better. I was getting better sleep than ever before.

    In addition to changing my diet, I reduced stress. The Cancer diagnosis finally made me slow down, stop everything, and focus on trying to heal.

    Hope that helps.


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    Technically "pH" = a measure of acidity. It is important to use the correct letters as there are many different abbreviations using them.

    There is much discussion about the interaction of acidity or alkalinity and disease.

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    Your pH - How Healthy are you?

    pH stands for "potential hydrogen" and simply put; is the measurement of how acid or alkaline a substance is, but as far as your body is concerned, it can mean your "picture of health." By understanding how pH levels of your body fluids affect your health, you will be able to learn just how healthy you really are.

    The pH scale covers a range of 0-14, with 7.0 being neutral. Anything below 7.0 is more acid whilst anything above 7.0 is more alkali.

    One very important thing to remember is that the pH scale is exponential, which means that for every increase/decrease in one pH unit it is actually a tenfold increase/decrease in acidity levels. So the difference in acidity between a pH of 7.5 and 4.5 is not 3 times more acid but 1,000 times more acid!!

    Calcium is, by far, the king of these alkalizing nutrients. Your body also needs more calcium than any other mineral because your body consists of more calcium than all the other minerals combined. Calcium oxygenates the cells of the body, and is the nutritional counterpart of continually breathing in fresh air

    However, calcium is not predisposed to being absorbed by the body. While there is no such thing as a "bad" calcium, there are some that are much superior to others.

    An antacid calcium like Tums in the USA , for instance, has about 2% absorbability. So if you're taking a 400 mg Tums tablet, you're really getting only 8 mg. Calcium citrates are approximately 10% absorbable, and chelated minerals can go from 10% to 50% absorbability.

    Milk is about 17% absorbable, but contains lactic acid which may aggravate the acidity in some people. It also contains proteins that may, ironically, hinder calcium absorption.

    Liquid calcium also has a high absorption rate, but if the body is not exposed to sunlight on a daily basis, can lead to hypercalcemia (excessive blood levels of calcium).

    Coral calcium is virtually 95% absorbable. Because it is ionized (takes on a positive charge), coral calcium is far more useable for humans compared to other calcium supplements.

    Oftentimes, regular calcium supplements are not metabolized by the body, but instead are excreted.

    You can research this further by googling Dr Otto Warburg and his Nobel paper "Cause & Prevention of Cancer" as detailed previously in this forum. Mainstream media has also recognized the significance of calcium in recent years. On October 13, 1998, the New York Times featured a 5-page spread entitled, "Calcium: Takes Its Place As a Superstar of Nutrients" wherein it quoted the Journal of the American Medical Association as stating that calcium prevents and reverses cancer.

    This paper can also be googled.

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    PH Diet

    Can you provide me more information on the PH diet you used?? I was just diagnosed with low grade follicular lymphoma and have been told I will probably be put on the wait and see approach. I am not really a wait and see kind of guy, so would like to know more about eating right to help fight my lymphoma.
    DX: Follicular NHL
    DX Date: July 3, 2008
    Stage: IV
    Grade: Low Grade (1)
    Some Bone Marrow Involvement.

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    Essentially a pH diet is one with low acidity, or which increase the alkalinity of the system. Most vegan and vegetarian diets come into this category. The things to avoid are those foods that create acidity in the body, which includes red meats, dairy products, and sugars.

    There are many diets around, and if you google "alkalizing diet", you will find most of them.

    Here is one to start: http://www.energiseforlife.com/list_...line_foods.php

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    thats what i do and it works. To all this.... works
    10 year tc survivor
    new father

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    Hi Mark,

    a couple of questions to the diet: has your lymphoma always been fading? Im doing a strict alkaline diet. It works fine. But sometimes it flares up suddenly. Have you experienced simething similar? Also, has your lymphoma ever returned since the diet?
    Thanks a lot for your help,

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    You are posting on an 8 year old thread. I would not be too hopeful of a reply, especially considering that the original poster only posted twice.

    Good health,

    When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
    ~Author Unknown

    Age 67
    Follicular lymphoma diagnosed August 08, Stage 1
    2 cycles (20 treatments each) localized radiation to tumor sites. Remission confirmed July 09
    Restaged to Stage 3 May 2010
    Recurrence confirmed May 2010 - Watch and Wait commenced - multiple scans with minimal progression.
    Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma diagnosed September 2012. Mohs surgical excision 09/2012. Successful, clean edges all around.
    Significant progression detected in PET scan - December 2012
    Biopsy to check for transformation 1/18/2013 - negative for that but full of lymphoma, of course.
    July 2013 - Rescan due to progression shows one tumor (among many) very suspect for transformation, another biopsy 8/12/13.
    August 2013 - No evidence of transformation, 6 courses of B+R commence 8/29 due to "extensive, systemic disease".
    February 2014 - Diagnostic PET scan states: Negative PET scan. Previous noted hypermetabolic cervical, axillary, iliac and inguinal lymphadenopathy has resolved. Doctor confirms full remission.
    June 2014 - started 2 year maintenance Rituxan, 1 infusion every 3 months. Doctor confirms lump under right arm are "suspicious" for recurrent disease, deferring scans for now.
    February 2015 - Doc and I agreed to stop R maintenance as it is depressing my immune system too much.
    June 2015 - Confirm that the beast is back by physical exam, will scan in August after esophageal issues settle down so we can get a clear view.
    August 2015 - physical exam in error, PET/CT shows no evidence of disease. Remission continues well into second year!
    December 2015 - Cardiologist tells me I have plaque buildup growing at an alarming rate. Stent or bypass down the road but not yet...
    March 2016 - new tumor below the jaw so remission is over. Back to active surveillance until treatment is needed.
    June 2016 - C/T scan indicates presence of multiple lesions in iliac chain.
    August 2016 - PET/CT shows multiple areas of lymphoma as expected plus new areas of concern in bowel.
    January 2017 - C/T scan shows significant progression in cervical and inguinal lymph chains, largest tumor is impacting hearing, measures 2.1x4.6 cm. 4 to 8 cycles of R-CVP, 1x3weeks to commence 2/6/17.
    April 2017 - Mid treatment scan shows about 1/3 reduction in multiple tumors. Also shows abdominal aortic aneurysm with peripheral thrombus. Cardiologist changed meds, spoke of need for surgical repair down the road.
    September 2017 - finished 10 rounds of R-CP, V was stopped due to neuropathy in feet. No further treatment planned at this time, at least 10 tumors can be felt which seem to be growing again.
    December 2017 - Biopsy of external iliac node with SUV of 13.1 shows no transformation! However, the FL grade is now 3A instead of Gr 1-2. Will start indefinite protocol using Copanlisib, one of the new targeted therapies. I remain hopeful.
    March 2018 - Copanlisib failed, treatment stopped 3/28. New plan is to go to Dana Farber on 4/16 for case review and treatment recommendation.

    May 2018 - did not qualify for clinical trials at Dana Farber. Tumors need to get larger to be considered. On consultation w/Dr. Armand at DF and my onc, have decided to take a break from cancer treatments. Will have a biopsy of the mass in my sinus discovered in scan at DF and to get the aneurysm repaired as it has developed a potentially catastrophic penetrating ulcer. Surgery scheduled for 7/12.

    September 2018 - biopsy of mass in nose shows transformed DLBCL throughout. Assessing options for this negative development.

    October 2018 - started 6 to 8 cycles of R-CHOP. Goal is to get to full remission to open up other options.

    February/March 2019 - PET shows four hot spots following R-CHOP. referred to Dana Farber for stem cell transplant. Pre testing all good, accepted for Auto Transplant. Will begin inpatient process about April 1.


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