Nowadays, cancer is considered as one of the most dangerous and life-threatening diseases which is why people are terrified when they get diagnosed with certain types of cancer. In this article, we will present you the story of Trevor Smith, who was diagnosed with stage T2a bladder cancer on July, 2012, at the age of 54.
His doctors were very worried because the cancer has spread to the inner part of the bladder. They told him that he had at most, 2.5 years to live even if he accepted treatment and only 2, if he did not.
The doctors explained him that the treatment will be harsh because they need to remove his entire prostate, bladder and lymph nodes. Moreover, they also needed to remove a part of his intestines in order to make a neobladder from them so that he could pass urine. After the surgery, he would also have to endure endure both chemotherapy and radiation.
Trevor new that he would be incontinent for up to a year and he would probably have to deal with reoccuring infections.
Looking For An Alternative
His wife, Carol did not accepted the treatment options. Instead, she decided to do some research into the matter herself. When she asked for some time to digest the information, the doctors reacted quite aggressive and they adviced her that he had the date set and that waiting was only prolonging the inevitable. “We felt like we were being railroaded into the surgery far too fast and we needed to slow it down a little so we could have time to digest everything,” she writes.
“Something was screaming at me to take some time before making this radical decision.”
Overcoming Your Worst Fear
People become confused the minute they get diagnosed with cancer and the only thing they feel is fear, which is why they turn to doctors immediately.
However, some patients refuse the conventional treatment which includes surgery and radiation or chemo.
Carol and Trevor were one of those people and they found a naturopathic doctor who helped them to find more alternative solutions and treatments to their problem. He monitored their blood tests and helped them to correctly incorporate a new diet, as well as add the necessary supplements and vitamins into Trevor’s treatment plan.
Taking a Natural Approach To Cancer
Trevor used conventional methods like MRI in order to monitor his health, but he never lost faith in the alternative treatment.
- Herbs and Supplements
Essial tea was one of the supplements Trevor used at first. This tea is named after the Canadian nurse who discovered a natural hearbal formula that she used to cure cancer in her clinic in Toronto, Ontario from 1934 to 1942. Her name was Rene Caisse.
Besides that, Trevor also took mega doses of many vitamins such as K2, C, D3, B17. After that, he also added a certain hormone that comes from the adrenal gland called Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), in order to help build his immune system back so that his body could heal itself.
- Dietary Changes
Trevor’s diet also needed some changes. First of all, he eliminated sugar for completely, but he also needed to eliminate all processed, dairy and flour products. Nowadays, he only consumes small amounts of chicken and fish, fresh veggies and fruits and leafy greens.
- Cannabis Oil
After a year of his treatment, he also added cannabis oil. His wife saw this treatment on the movie “Run from the Cure,” a documentary about medicinal hemp oil, and they started at with this treatment as soon as they were able to.
The Derby Telegraph publishes: “It felt like I was going into the unknown, but the cannabis oil changed things for the better. When doctors told me I had gone into remission, I was lost for words.”
According to the researchers for the US governement, cannabis contains cannabinoids which are its active ingredients and they are able to inhibit the growth and spread of cancer cells.
A health researcher on the US government’s Cancer.org website says: “Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.”
Free From Cancer
Carol and Trevor were convinced that cannabis would help him, and luckily, they were right because by the time Carol wrote her post in August 2014, Trevor was completely cancer-free (~19 months after his diagnosis).
“It is shocking that we are led to believe that there is no cure for cancer; our story is living proof there is another way, and I am now consumed with only getting the word out that Cancer does not need to mean death,” Carol wrote in her post.