Monday, November 18, 2013

Alternative holistic treatments for Stage IV Glioblastoma

There is an really good, if sobering, series of discussions on the Inspire.com website about alternative holistic treatments for Stage IV Glioblastoma: http://www.inspire.com/groups/american-brain-tumor-association/discussion/alternative-holistic-treatments-for-stage-iv-glioblastomas/?ref=as&asat=123905172

Suggestions from readers range from adopting a ketogenic diet, to a bag of raw bitter apricot seeds, to a listing of alternative treatments that are natural and holistic.

At the same time, several readers have talked about mental trauma and need to embrace palliative care.

Some of the postings come from folks who have embraced radical diet and lifestyle changes. You can read about one of the more interesting, and apparently successful, here: http://beatyourowncancer.com/?p=83

Some of the postings seem like miracles, e.g. one posting reports an incredible improvement after adopting a vegan diet. Other postings report no improvement after doing something quite similar.

I’m not sure what to make of all of this. I guess that most victims and their loved ones continue to search for cures until the very last moment (duh!). I also read extreme pain and anguish into the final moments (double duh!!). 

So I give you these links as a reminder that you are not alone; that others have the same pain and trials; and that that there is a site where you can post your thoughts and fears and others understand, really understand.

Image credit: <a href='http://www.123rf.com/photo_16521403_alternative-medication-concept--medical-cross.html'>gigello / 123RF Stock Photo</a>

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