11 years now with CML. If I had a dollar for every remedy suggested to me, I would be rich. It gets old trying to explain to people that all of the remedies listed below won't work for my leukemia.
I am tired of hearing people ask me... HAVE YOU TRIED......
Have you tried the baking soda diet: This theory claims that because cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment, alkaline substances like baking soda will prevent cancerous tumors from growing in your body. Unfortunately, baking soda won't prevent cancer, and neither will an alkaline diet.
I am so tired of hearing cancer feeds on sugar, you should stop eating sugar. Have you tried blueberries, beetroot, broccoli, garlic, green tea... the list goes on. Despite thousands of websites claiming otherwise, there's no such thing as a 'superfood'. It's a marketing term used to sell products and has no scientific basis.
Cancer is a fungus so you should do the sodium bicarbonate diet.
Have you tried cannabis oil? That will cure your cancer. You can smoke pot or take the oil.
Of course people with cancer want to beat their disease by any means possible. And it's completely understandable to be searching high and low for potential cures. But I am so wary of people telling me about a "miracle cure".
So when each person tries to tell me what they have read, or what some aunt tried, or whatever... I have to explain that I think I am on the right path or course of action for dealing with my cancer.
This can be scary for the newly diagnosed person who starts to think, hey I should stop taking Gleevec and smoke pot, use baking soda, and eat alkaline foods...
I just needed to vent about this.