Stage III Thyroid Cancer Patient Healed With THIS Simple Diet!
In 2011 Candice-Marie Fox at the age of 28 was diagnosed with stage III thyroid cancer. After removing the thyroid gland with surgery plus radiation, the cancer spread to her lungs and lymph nodes. The oncologists said to come back in 6-9 months for more radiation, as well as chemotherapy in case radiation fail.
That’s when Candice told herself that she had only 6 months to try a natural treatment in order to see if it would work.
She completely changed her lifestyle and diet in 6 months. She immediately stopped smoking, ditched using cleaning products and toxic cosmetics and in every way possible reduced stress.
“Chemicals, stress and animal products feed and help cancer, so I simply got rid of them,” she said.
She followed a 14-day dietary lifestyle based on information from the Nutritional Oncology Research Institute’s (NORI) as well as a Nutritional Oncologist.
Her 14-day protocol is as follows:
- First 7 days: fruit-heavy diet (3 pineapples daily with grapefruit, papaya, lemon, kiwi, bananas and apples) plus carrot, beet and celery juice.
- Day 8-10: same diet, plus selenium supplements and high does of vitamin K3 and
- Day 11-14: soaked almonds, vegetables, avocados
When she went back for another scan, her body was in way better shape, and the Thyroid cancer had decreased. But her mainstream doctors said the results were not enough, and they wanted her to continue radiation. Candice was pleased with the results and continued with her natural protocol. It took her whole three years to get to the level of health that her doctors wanted her to achieve. But she finally did it, without any of the potentially damaging and high-priced treatments they recommended.
“It was quite hard and tricky…but two weeks ago I got another test, and…there was nothing there,” she said.
The Research Behind the Protocol: Pineapples vs. Cancer Cells
Candice received a lot of negative attention when many websites misquoted her protocol. They wrote that she claimed that only thing that cured her Thyroid cancer were pineapples. That is not true, as she explained in her whole diet plan. However, pineapples did serve a big role in her natural treatment.
The way Candice explained it, bromelain (an enzyme rich in pineapples as well as papaya and kiwi) weakens the cancer cells by destroying the protein layer of the cancer cells, making it easier to destroy them with supplements such as selenium and Vitamin K3.
The NORI protocol highlights selenium as one of the most important trace elements to use for cancer treatment.
Selenite is a powerful anticancer medicine that we use today as effective as high-priced chemotherapy drugs, and induces apoptosis or cell death.
NORI states: “Cancer cells can lead to self destruction (apoptosis) when they are exposed at low concentrations to sodium selenite. Normal healthy cells are unharmed unlike treatment with conventional chemotherapy.”
And when it comes to vitamin K3, there is also a lot of studies. The European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry found K3 successful in destroying cancer cells when taken in combination with vitamin C, and Cancer Cell International published a similar finding from another study in 2011. Anticancer Research wrote in 2008 that K3 is useful against pancreatic cancer. And the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published that all forms of vitamin K help prevent Thyroid cancer or cancer in general.
Candice disappeared from the social media and public side since last year, perhaps at least partially because of all the hate she has received from the online community. People expressed two issues with her story.
One, is that she initially did go through surgery and radiation. And two, is that one of the sources she used for her natural protocol was a Nutritional Oncologist, not an M.D.
Her story is a textbook example of an intense wave of misunderstanding, skepticism and marginalization surrounding alternative treatments. When a person uses alternative and conventional treatment options, people tend to give all of the credit to the mainstream. They brush aside the alternative methods.
However, it is pure speculation when trying to figure out which treatment helped the most.
For some people radiation or chemotherapy does help. But let’s not forget the lifelong side effects and damage that they can cause. For thousands of others just going the alternative route is enough.
And for a third category of people, it is a combination of both that helps them.
Looking at the science, food has an amazing capacity to heal. There is no reason to disbelieve its power to work as medicine, and even better than medicine, in many cases without side effects.
However, every story, every human, is completely different. It depends on their DNA, their life choices and their circumstances. What may work for one person is not a guarantee that will work for another. But this also in no way disproves treatments that work for the individuals that are brave enough to share their success stories in the face of a medical establishment determined to misunderstand them.
And when it comes to doctors, hopefully, there will come a day when medical school teaches their students about the true healing powers of nutrition and alternative healing methods. Unfortunately at this point in time, virtually all they do is study pharmaceuticals.
Because of this, people looking for alternative options have to go to nutritionist and naturopathic doctors (and many have amazing success stories). There is nothing wrong with either option.
But when looking for a doctor that recommends using a specialized organic, plant-based diet for cancer, it is unreasonable to look for that from a mainstream M.D.