Sat 28 Feb, 2004 02:42 pm
I am desparately searching for people who have tried the Breuss Cancer Cure.
I hope there is someone out there, that can help me.
The Breuss cure can work for some people. But, if there is no time to experiment, I recommend trying something else, because it's no cure all for every cancer patient. What I'm saying is, don't use up valuable time on this.
I am no doctor, but I have been following the alternate practices for quite a while. I have recently read several statements by folks that have tried the Breuss fast, who said it did not help them that much.
I had never heard of the Breuss cancer cure. I did a search on Google, and the only thing that I find are people hawking the book, and links to alternative food stores.
IMO, talk to your oncologist before embarking on such a stringent diet. When I had cancer, I dabbled in alternative medicine, as an adjunct, not a substitute for conventional medical treatment.
Thank You very much.
To edgarblythe: where have You read about these folks that have tried the Breuss fast, who said it did not help them that much ?
Is it something I can read too ?
To Phoenix32890: Are You cancer-free now ?
Can You please tell me more about it ?
The most people around me, only tell alll the scary stories about Cancer, and I don't get to hear any good-stories att all.
christian_s- According to my original oncologist, I should have been dead for over ten years by now. I supposedly had an "incurable" cancer. The 32890 after my handle was the date of my bone marrow transplant, for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I have been in remission since that time.
I was diagnosed in 1987. The original tumor was biopsied and radiated. At that time, the treatment of choice for my cancer was "watchful waiting". It was an indolent type of cancer, that was supposed to become very aggressive after awhile. There was, and is, no cure.
During this time, I read all that I could about the disease. When you KNOW the possibilities, I find that it is much easier to cope. One of the things about cancer is the impotent feeling of being totally out of control, that your body was working against you. I did all the things that I could to gain a modicum of control.
I went to support groups, and to a therapist who specialized in dealing with people with life threatening diseases. I read Bernie Siegel and Norman Cousins. I learned how to meditate and do imagery. I found that these things did a lot to allay my anxiety. I even dabbled in macrobiotics, which was the cancer diet du jour at the time, but dropped it quickly. I decided that I could not deal with seaweed. I took some supplements that supposedly kept the cancer monster at bay.
I was referred to a "specialist specialist", one of the finest oncologists in the country. I had my transplant, and here I am.
Did the other than medical stuff that I did help? I have a running argument with my husband to this day. He claims not, that it was the medical intervention that saved me. I say that the other things that I did helped me to be able to sustain the rigors of my treatment, and kept me in a good frame of mind, which helped my immune system.
I have been using alternative methods to heal my own cancer. Because no two persons ever respond exactly the same to any given protocol and because I am not a medical person, I don't suggest methods of treatment to others. There is a Yahoo group calls itself cancercured that is a forum for cancer patients. The responses come to your email and members are allowed to respond to everything. It was here that I read the statements in question. - On the group site there is an archive of old messages. I don't have a url because I have deleted Yahoo from my computer.
I myself tried the Breuss fast, but was unable to finish because of the nature of my job. Too much labor that keeps me active in 100 degree weather did me in after 28 days. One ingredient to the fast was hard to locate, but I finally got it from a person in Australia. Sorry; I don't have the dealer's name anymore.
Thank You very much, for taking You time for helping me.
There are just sooo many frauds out there, so I don't know what to beleive in. But I am desperately looking for anything that could help, curing this cancer.
I have now joined this cancercured-forum and am very excited.
Do You have any suggestions ??
I can't suggest anything further. I feel I might inadvertantly cause someone to make a misstep, and that could be fatal.
Ten days is much too short a time for the Breus treatment to do any good. I believe 40 or 42 days is the time required.
I dont have a cancer. I just taking care of my body, especially my GI tract. Our health depend on how much waste we carry in our intestines. The only way to clean out the small intestines is a fasting. I am going to develop my fasting to 42 days adventurly.
This fasting the best you could do to your body.
Oh. Pardon my jumping to conclusions.
Breuss / stomach cancer
I have a friend who is at this time on Breuss juice and tea fast.He was diagnosed with stomach cancer after New Year 2003.He had chemo and radiation in July and August and had operation in October to remove his stomach.The operation to remove stomach was not posible since cancer went thrue the stomach and is around the vain.The doctors have done exploratory surgery and could do no more.In November the oncologist has told him that he can take more chemo but there is not much chance that tumor will shrink and he will probably be gone after New Year anyway.
Since November he went for two treatments to a clinic in Germany. There he had PET scan (he was not offered one in Canada) which showed that cancer did not spread.The treatment in Germany did not shrank the tumor to the point that operation could be possible.While in Europe he has talk to a person that did the Breuss therapy for 42 days and beat the cancer.When back home he has made the decision to try the diet and hope that that would help him to.
Today is 33 day since he started. He is doing fine. He lost weight but he had spare.He is able to cook for the rest off the family and only have tea and juice himself.He did not have any other food that what is in Breusses book. We are all waiting what the resoults will be.
He would like to know if anyone has gone 42 days. Did someone go longer and what were the results.
We wish you all the best.
Reaction to Breuss fast
I'm doing the Breuss fast, presently in day 13. I'm interested in how your friend reacted. I have lost 15 pounds and had little to lose at 5'10" and 155lbs - now 140. I have followed it almost to the letter - no Cranesbill tea but all the others - I'm taking Epilobium tea as my issue is prostate cancer.
I have recently felt lightheaded with low blood pressure and have not felt the energy surge I've read about others having during the fast. Did your friend have a boost in energy? Any other notable reactions? I'm going to stop working out as I don't feel strong enough, at least not yet.
thank you for your reply stevecj.Friend off mine reacted well to the change with fast.He has lost 26lbs but he had spare. He is 5'6" but he was 204lbs. He lost weight first two weeks more rapidly now is not losing as much any more.He is following the diet also as per book and did not have any food other than what the book says. He has anergy and does not feel week at all. He did say that he can not band down two three times quickly. He is not working out but is able to go out to stores and do light work at home. He is saying do that after this is over he has to start working out to get back in better shape. For him is 38th day today and he says that if he fells OK he will go one more week with the diet.
Thanks for the reply Muri. I'm now in day 19 and the weight loss has slowed - just 17 pound so far. i still feel weak at times and am just walking for my exercise. I'm also taking the two bowls of onion broth daily and that helps immensely. I don't have any real difficulty with not eating except for the social aspect. The social life of our extended family revolves around gatherings for big dinners either at home or in restaurants,and there have been several that I just had to skip, which is tough. I'm doing well though, in spite of the weight loss and at almost half way, there is no doubt that I'll complete the fast.
I'll be interested in the outcome for your friend and I'll keep you posted on my own outcome.
Well, I'm in day 42 of Breuss today and looking forward to my first meal in 6 weeks tonite. I'll be getting some blood tests in the next few weeks, and eventually probably a CT scan to test my outcomes.
It was not easy but once the routines were established, quite manageable. I started as a slim, fit 5' 10", 155 pounder, and am now a VERY skinny 127 lbs. I have felt weak at times and confined my excercise to walking, but worked every workday of the 42. I must say, though I felt weak on starting a walk, the more I walked the better I felt. Had some blood tests at week 3, just as a precaution, and saw an alternative doctor, but aside from low blood pressure and shortness of breath at times, had no other ill effects. I never really had hunger pangs after the 2nd week, and got used to watching others eat, trying to have my onion broth at those times. I feel very positive about the outcome and have been doing prostate massages recently for my prostatitis, and the tumour feels much smaller and softer than it was a few months ago. That is the only "subjective" indicator I have at this point. More objective ones will come later.
Christian, I don't know the nature of your illness, but I think that whatever else you are doing, this is worth trying. I also recommend a book called, " The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Joseph Murphy to get the positive mental side of your healing process going.
One thing, among many, that Breuss does not mention in the book, is that with all the fluids consumed during the day, I had to get up to pee sometimes 8 times overnite, which plays havoc with your sleep. I'm looking forward to eating (and sleeping better) over the next few weeks and beyond!
Good health to all!
Congratulations! I sincerely hope the outcome is to your liking. I have always regretted I could not finish it.