Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Blog Review

   Alex Fights Leukemia

A wonderful blog about a young "super hero rock-star princess" as her parents would say. She was diagnosed January 18 2013. Lucky for her family, Leukemia in children is over 90% curable. Her exact diagnosis is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The doctors at Morgan Stanley Children's hospital said it would take two years of treatment and she would be cancer free. This was her treatment Phase 1. Induction. This is the most intense.  We will be in-patient for 32 days and by the end of this time the aim is for all leukemia cells in her bone marrow to be eliminated.  By the end of this time, her leukemia will be in remission. Phase 2. Consolidation 1. After some time at home she will come back into the hospital for 5 days.Phase 3. CNS Four spinal taps over a two week period. Phase 4. Consolidation 2.  Twenty seven weeks of once a week chemo. Alex's chemo day is Monday. Every Monday we spend anywhere between 4-9 hours at the hospital. Phase 5. Continuation. On March 4 2014 she was cancer free. the blog  tells a life changing story for a little girl her parents and her older brother. Going back and forth to a hospital every few days for two years. Having to see your child go under the knife, getting a pacemaker and go through chemo would be hard for her mother and father.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Acceptability of Natural Treatments

I don't understand why it is so hard to naturopathic treatment in the United States. There are just a hand-full of treatment centers  in the US. I have looked for cost of the treatments but have not came across any number. I have found many treatment and research centers in the United Kingdom. 

List of some treatment ideas (what I've found I'm not a doctor.)

Herbal and botanical 
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herbal extracts and teas
Dietary supplements
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 vitamins, minerals, herbs 
Homeopathic remedies
Physical therapy and exercise therapy
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Hot and cold compresses
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Crunchy Chickpeas


Preheat oven to 400°F.
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Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Pat dry
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Transfer the chickpeas to a bowl and coat with oil.
Add desired seasonings
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Spread the chickpeas in single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until chickpeas are lightly browned and crunchy.
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Recipe linked in title.

Green Tea Cake

       Green Tea Pound Cake
 Combine the cake flour, pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
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In a large bowl, beat the soft tub spread and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
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Add egg whites and beat well
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Mix in the buttermilk, green tea, and vanilla.
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Mix in the flour mixture until just combined
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Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top begins to brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake
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Wait 5-10 minutes to cool then remove.
Recipe linked in title

Apple and Butternut Soup

Apple & Butternut Soup

Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and mist the flesh with oil spray.
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Sprinkle both halves with the salt and pepper.Place the squash flesh side-down in a shallow baking dish and add 1/2 cup water. Bake until the flesh is fork-tender, about 1 hour.
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Scoop out the flesh and set aside.
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chop 2 apples
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Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until it turns translucent
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Add the squash, apples, broth, nutmeg, and bay leaf, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
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 Allow the soup to cool slightly. Remove the bay leaf and purée the soup in a blender
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Return to pot and heat then enjoy
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recipe linked in title

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cancer Prevention Tea

Green Tea and Ginger

1st start boiling water 
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2nd use a knife and cut 3 slices of ginger
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3rd get cup and place green tea bag inside
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4th when water boils add to cup 
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5th add ginger and let brew for 5 minutes
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Staying Strong

This Saturday my sister's grandma, Dorothy, lost her battle with bone cancer. I got the call from my mom Wednesday  morning and started crying. I'm 11 hours away and not related by blood but the pain still hurts. Then I think about the memories how wonderful she was and what a great person she was. I thought about my 8 year old niece and how hard it had to be on her and her mom who had lived with  Dorothy. What is going through my niece's mind and how it’s affecting her. Then I thought about my oldest sister and how she was at the hospital with her for the last days of her life. It’s hard to think about and couldn't imagine the pain of going through something like that, and her two kids I can only imagine. Will they remember her at ages 6 and 3. I can remember very little from back then. I was in second grade when my oldest sister got married that's about all I remember. 
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On Tuesday 2/10/2015 Dorothy was laid to rest in Tulare district cemetery. The card they handed out during the service was sprayed with her perfume. Brings back memories from when I was little. Her son and two daughters attended and he talked about how she had made him change his way of life for his entire life. My sisters had not only lost there grandmother they have lost there mother. Their mother has had health issues and their grandmother took care of them. During the funeral I turned to my niece to see her crying it was the hardest thing ever. Then I realized Dorothy treated me just like she treated my sister. That made me cry and I held my niece, she didn't cry till the service my sister told me. My dad also said that he owes her his life. My sisters are closer to normal because of her. It hard to let go, but you have to let go. Rest In Peace Grandma D.

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