11 Unconventional Cancer Protocols to Heal My Body
I was diagnosed with incurable IgA Kappa Light Chain Multiple Myeloma with innumerable lytic bone lesions in September 2018 and was given 3-6 months to live. I created my protocols from what I learned through my independent research. I don’t make any claims that these will cure cancer or will be beneficial for others to follow. None of these protocols have brought my bone marrow cancer into remission. However, on 5/8/20, my PET Scan showed no active cancer cells in my entire body.
My oncologist was amazed by my progress, especially since I rejected all chemotherapy. However, I did include isolated radiation therapy when I was diagnosed in September 2018 so I could breathe without pain.
At the end of June 2021, I contracted the Delta Variant of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus. My symptoms included severe muscle and joint pain, diarrhea, headache, cough, and extreme exhaustion and lack of energy. The severe symptoms lasted about 3 weeks, but lingering effects took several months to resolve. I did not lose taste or smell, and I did not have a fever. My oncologist believes that my Protocols successfully supported my body’s immune system to fight this virus. However, my PET Scan on 10/26/21 showed a slight increase in multiple myeloma cells throughout my skeleton because the malignant plasma cells were producing many additional dysfunctional antibodies. Fortunately, my enhanced immune system was able to deal with this in many ways.
Then in January 2022, I contracted what I believe was the Omicron Variant. But my monthly immunotherapy of Darzalex on 2/1/22 created serious effects in addition to the effects of the virus. I no longer take Darzalex. Again, I believe my supported immune system was up to the task to help me heal.
However, the activation of my dysfunctional antibodies created more damage to my bone structure. This has caused me to experience additional pathological bone fractures. And I have had several rib fractures that I’m healing from.
My continuing goal is to support the natural healing processes of my body while all along maintaining the quality of my life and enhancing my immune system as best as I can.
I continue to tweak these 11 protocols frequently along my cancer journey.
#1. Eat a healthy diet:
Read my book, Eat As If Your Life Depends On It.
I follow my animal-based diet, which I call the Better Belly Blueprint. It is an organic, gluten-free, nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory eating plan. My plate of food by volume consists of at least 70% animal products nose-to-tail and at most 30% plants that are low in anti-nutrients (phytates, lectins, and oxalates). Most of these plants are fruits. I consume a fat-to-protein ratio measured in grams of approximately 2:1. I eat when I’m hungry and drink when I’m thirsty.
For electrolytes, I drink SOLE (So-Lay) first thing in the morning. Then, I only drink natural spring water during the day and use Himalayan salt to season my food.
On 1/24/22, I began drinking Hydrogen-Rich Water (contains 16 PPM in my natural spring water). I drink 500 ml in the AM and 500 ml in the afternoon on an empty stomach. Molecular Hydrogen is a potent and discriminating free-radical scavenger as well as a discriminating anti-inflammatory agent. Incidentally, at this dose and frequency, the Hydrogen-Rich Water supplies my body’s requirement of magnesium.
I also cycle out of ketosis once a week by eating approximately 150 grams of healthy carbs for that one day to maintain my Metabolic Flexibility.
In addition to cycling out of ketosis weekly, I do 72-hour, water-only fasts several times a year.
#2. Sustain my oral health, fortify my gut, and maintain an intact gut epithelial barrier & robust immune system:
I follow my 4 Steps to a Healthy Mouth. Furthermore, I take 2 caps of MegasporeBiotic (from Microbiome Labs). I also take 2 caps of TerraFlora Deep Immune, which also stimulates the production of interferons (IFNs) as well as activates downstream immune cells to support my immune system (from Enviromedica). In addition, I eat about 3 tablespoons of Colostrum-6 powder on an empty stomach, once a day. Bovine colostrum has been shown in the medical literature to heal the gut lining and to support the cancer healing process. I mix the powder in a little water to the consistency of a “custard” and eat it with a spoon. (from Anovite).
#3. Support my bone, mitochondria, and enhanced healing:
#4. Help repair mitochondria and maximize cellular membrane ion transport:
I use PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy using the PureWaveNow PEMF mat 3 times a day –
- First thing in the morning: “Basis-10” for 24 minutes followed immediately by Basis-2 for 16 minutes
- Middle of the day: “Basis-2” for 24 minutes
- At bedtime: “Relax-2” for 24 minutes
Because of the pain from my rib fractures, I have not been able to lay in bed comfortably. Therefore, I have not been able to use the PEMF mat. I’ll return to this protocol as soon as my bone fractures have healed.
#5. Assure bioavailable, high-quality nutrients from animal organs:
On days I am not eating real organs, I take 6 caps of each of these from Heart & Soil:
#6. Target specific proteins involved in my cancer:
I have included 2 human-derived monoclonal antibody immunotherapies (these are not chemotherapeutic drugs). I no longer take Darzalex or XGEVA:
- XGEVA injections attack a protein, which causes my bones to weaken. XGEVA inactivates that protein – (Started on 11/11/19; Ended on 6/16/20. Restarted on 7/26/22; ended on 8/30/22).
- Darzalex infusions attack a specific protein on the surface of malignant plasma cells and kills it. It also stimulates the innate immune system to send out macrophages to eat up these malignant plasma cells – (Started on 11/11/19 and stopped on 2/1/22). When I had a Darzalex infusion, I was given Tylenol and Benadryl the day of the therapy and low-dose Dexamethasone for 3-days of declining doses to limit any side effects.
#7. Control pain:
I take 400 mg or 600 mg of ibuprofen along with 1000 mg of acetaminophen for pain when necessary. My PEMF Therapy has helped reduce my pain.
#8. Help prevent colds and flu:
I use a Bee Propolis Mouth Spray 4 times a day if I feel any “scratchiness” in my throat (from Beekeeper’s Naturals). If the symptoms of an upper respiratory infection begin, I use Nebulized 0.1% Hydrogen Peroxide Saline ASAP.
#9. Strengthen my body:
Prior to my bone fractures, I was doing arm and leg stretches daily. Also, I was doing modified-pushups and modified-squats several days a week. I have had to stop these exercises and stretches during this healing period. Also, I had to curtail my walking outside as well as my high intensity interval training (HIIT). Once my fractures have healed, I’ll return to my exercise program slowly.
#10. Reduce stress:
I meditate and practice diaphragmatic breathing as well as progressive, total body muscle relaxation.
#11. Consume berberine & monitor results:
Published peer-reviewed research suggests that berberine may become widely used in clinics for cancer therapy.
In one animal study, berberine treatment significantly suppressed the growth of multiple myeloma tumors. A 66.7% inhibition of tumor growth was noted at day 14 in the experimental group, which was treated with berberine (50 mg/kg) every other day for 2 consecutive weeks.
Based on my weight, I started consuming 3 grams of berberine every other day on 9/12/22. There is some research that suggests that it is best to cycle in and out of dosing berberine. So, my N=1 experiment will be for me to take 3 grams of berberine every other day for three weeks. After that, I’ll give my body at least one week to recover and rebalance itself. Then, I’ll return to cycling on and off my berberine regimen. Every four weeks I’ll have new blood work checked at my cancer clinic to see if there are any improvements.