Monday, October 11, 2010


I’ve been getting some very nice comments on the book. It has worked out nice that it has been a year since you read the blog initially, and now it has been so meaningful reading it again in book form. I very much appreciate the nice and touching comments.
As you know, I’ve been making some dietary changes geared at making me feel better. So far, my adjustments have helped my stomach somewhat, especially during the daytime, prior to taking the next chemo dosage. I’ll give the adjustments more time before I definitively say they are helping. At that point, I’ll hopefully have settled on some adjustments and will report their effectiveness. One thing which seems to be making a difference, though, is meat. The less meat I eat the better my stomach seems to do. Again, that is just a tentative finding at this point. My theory is that since the chemo is such an acidic concoction, and meat digestion requires significant acid production to digest, that decreasing meat intake is decreasing the acidity of my stomach. I know it’s not rocket science but whatever makes me feel better is good enough for me!! Anyway, my stomach is not good enough for me to stop taking my stomach medicine but it is better enough for me to take notice. But again, I’ll see how the adjustments pan out with a little more time.
When I was in practice with my father, I once asked him the science behind a treatment he used on a patient. He responded by saying, “Do you see that picture hanging on the wall?” I answered, yes. He then went on to say, “If a patient comes in with a certain condition, and that picture falls off the wall and hits him, and it makes him better…the next patient with that same condition better look out for that picture!!” Although my father was a very science orientated chiropractic physician, he was ultimately more concerned about patients getting well than the science behind it. That’s kind of the way I am with these nutritional adjustments I’m making. I really don’t care about the science behind it if it makes me feel better!!


  1. This reminds me of a magnet I have hanging on my fridge --- "I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!" Sometimes, I'm a quitter but not in the chocolate area. I agree with the meat theory, though. Just makes sense. Take care

  2. I wonder where he got that stuff. Great logic you'd never think of yourself.