Sorry it's been a while. I hope you're doing well. The hot brunette and I have left sunny Florida to hang out in Roswell, GA (Atlanta) for a while. For those of you who keep up with such things, you'd know this is our third home in 2 years. This mobility started with an empty nest exploration but has most recently occurred for family reasons - that family being my bro Jim. I wrote about his situation last August. (What are you supposed to do?).
If you read about Jim in August, you'd recall he has melanoma cancer. While all cancer is dangerous, melanoma is one of the worst because of its ability to spread. A good analogy for this cancer could be weeds. Some weeds (most cancers) spread only from their origin with offshoots or vines. Melanoma, on the other hand, spreads more like a dandelion where seeds can be released from the plant and be carried by the wind to far away places. In a human body that wind is our bloodstream.
Actually, conventional medicine struggles (fails really) with all cancer treatment, but I'm not here to bash them - at least not for now. I am here to share some of my discoveries and beliefs about this disease in hopes that you'll avoid the menace we call cancer. In that way, you'll never be faced with the decision of conventional medicine vs. alternative medicine, or integrative medicine, the most recent trend of blending both.
In this piece, I'd like to introduce a concept that could be described as a common thread and belief within the alternative (or natural) cancer treatment camp:
Cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment.
You've heard of the term alkaline or alkalinity, right? Some of the women in my Saturday morning small group commented that alkalinity was important in hair care. Maybe that's why my hair is leaving me - I don't know my hair pH (pH btw is the measure of alkalinity, more on that later). My experience with alkalinity has been with the care of my pool.
I had no clue what pH was, but it was one of two measures of my pool water's condition - chlorine was the other measure. Most of the time, simply measuring and adjusting chlorine levels was adequate to keep the algae in check and the water sparkling blue. There were times, however, when I'd be dumping unusually large amounts of chlorine into the pool without getting results. It was then that I'd have to address the pH. Our bodies are the same way.
We can take all the vitamins or supplements we want. We can go broke at Whole Foods eating the best organic food available, we can take only natural things to treat our symptoms, we can read read every health book from Amazon, and we can visit every smart doctor on the planet. If we don't address our body's pH, we're out of balance; and like my out-of-balance pool, it's only a matter of time before the crud emerges.
I'll continue this conversation in parts 2 and beyond - definitely too large a topic for one post. Now get back to work - or working out.
P.S. Please pray for Jim's healing. His cancer is now stage 4 - but God's not finished. I'll share more as bro will allow.