Like others posted, can't say how much we feel for you.
Another thing I would like to add is bone stock, as base for soups, stews etc.
They are rich in minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients and easier both eat and digest than solid foods.
Use different bones if available, but preferably organic or pasture raised/free range etc.
For the Chicken one I buy one whole organic chicken, then de bone it, bit fiddly but easy to do, so I end up with one big flat boneless chicken with skin on, this gets marinated & goes into 4-6 portions & real easy to cook on an electric grill press. With the bones I give most of the bones a chop down to 2-4 cm lengths with big knife or cleaver and throw this into a pot with any offcuts, add 2-3l of water, while heating I throw in a whole large onion just pierce a few times with fork, 2-3 stalks of celery, couple of diced carrots, then add salt & pepper to taste as required, simmer 2 or so hours. Usually I do the stock at the same time as getting dinner ready (grilled chicken). I like to let it sit overnight just to develop, then next day I warm it up again simmer for a bit and strain off the clear primary stock, use as base for whatever.
Then I seperate all the vegetables, meaty bits and cartilage from around the bone joints, scrape out any small bits of marrow from the larger bones, I then put the bones (fairly soft now) in a blender with a bit of water, just break them down a bit, simmer this again for a few minutes, then through a fairly fine sieve strain off the bone fragments, which now go to compost. Then I put all the vegi's, meat & cartilage into the blender with the last strained bone stock (cooled down) and give this a good blend till it is fairly smooth and use this to make up a big pot of rich creamy soup add some chunky vegi's, like some mushrooms, green beans, whatever your taste.
This gives us 6 portions of grilled chicken, 2L of clear stock & a big pot of hearty creamy soup that is extremely filling and rich in nutrients and about 1/2 a cup of bone pulp for the compost.
All the nutrients are important, but just want to emphasize the cartilage, it is very high in sulphates & silica, which may be lacking in other foods, I have taken to the idea of full paleo to get all essential nutrients, so try to consume all the fat, meat, skin, cartilage, marrow, tendons, liver etc as each is rich in it's particular elements. I also use the same process for fish stock or prawn stock, but beef & pork bones are too big to blend, so just cut into smaller lengths with a saw and scrape out marrow.
I do a lot of varied reading on the net re disease since my partner was diagnosed with autoimmune disease (thyroid) and think most are dietary related, but this morning I found myself looking at some videos on cancer and was struck later in the day when I read your your post.
I was in two frames of mind about posting this, as I imagine you are all over the place reading everything, so I figured you'll probably see it anyway. It is about a guy called Dr Burzyinski, he has a clinic in Texas and has a novel treatment protocol, some peptides called Antineoplastins, he has been doing battle with the FDA for 30 years, the doco is one sided, but it seems he may be onto something, the Jury is still out as to whether he is a snake oil guy or a genuine medical pioneer. I am only posting this link because I felt compelled because of the coincidence factor, it goes for just under 2 hours and can be quite emotive, so try to watch it with a clear head if you decide to:
A Cancer Cure 40 years ago - YouTube
I sincerely hope everything goes well for your son, thoughts, prayers & love to you.
Last edited by Omni; 06-13-2012 at 05:16 AM.
I can't imagine what you're going through. I have a 4 year old grandson and he is precious. As others have said soups and bone broths would be good. They are nutritious and easy to digest.
This might sound weird but I would give him breast milk! I am a huge supporter of extended breastfeeding in children anyway but there have been studies that suggest it may actually help fight cancer and improve quality of life. If you are not lactating there are ways that you can make yourself start lactating again. You may not feel comfortable breastfeeding him at this age, but you can always pump. It will provide him with much needed nutrition and immunities.
Use of Human Milk as Cancer Therapy: Breast Milk Helps Reduce Cancer-Related Symptoms | Suite101.com
Few highlights about cancer.
I had no cancer and in family had only one, but I am fascinated about cancer as it seems it is not a disease or sickness.
Cancer might be natural human healing ability turned off.
It is greatly about what we eat and how we live.
As many have came to conclusion, before age of agriculture, cancer was mostly non existent, that says something.
I would suggest you to check Apricot kernels as one interesting way of aiding little one(there is no overdose records, except only one and it is shady).
Vitamin C, high dosage, either IV or Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C(best choice).
Can't stress enough about eating the old ways.
My sincerest condolences to you. I believe you are absolutely right with everything you believe and if it was my son I wouldn't let anyone with junk food touch him with a ten food pole.
I second the vitamin C but I would give it to him in the way of food - Oranges, red peppers, strawberries..
I wish I could offer more.
I just wanted to say that I'm holding you and your son in my thoughts. I have two boys, 5 and 1. Just know that this stranger is thinking of you and sending you light and love.
I agree with many of the previous posters. I just started giving my boys bone broth made from organic chickens. I understand that it's an important part of the GAPS diet for healing the gut. I'm sure the information that everyone else has provided is sufficient.
Please let us know how it is going for you and your son, if you can.