This nutritional alternative is a lot lot cheaper than chemotherapy or radiation, but still, the daily expense for what previously were non-essentials is a bane to a breadwinner who, as it was, could hardly make both ends meet. ASI’s husband had no spare time to engage in any sideline to augment his meager income from doing home-service repair of appliances.
I committed to providing the bottled supplements and medical supplies: once a day supplements, a Kirkland Multivitamin caplet (P2.60) and CoQ10 60 mg. capsule (P15); twice a day, Folic Acid 400 mcg. tablet (P4), and Vitamin E 400 I.U. gelcap (P5); and three times a day, Vitamin C 500 mg after meals (P3.75). Incidentals are the one-time expense for enema can connecting tube (P392). For lack of a colon tube (called for in a high retention enema), we ended up using a Foley bag catheter French 24 (P404). The Foley catheter deteriorates with daily use and has since been replaced twice in the past 5 months.
Still, it was a 130 peso minimum expense that had to be contended with from their end on a daily basis: daily, for protein, a palm-sized serving of fish for breakfast and lunch (P30), 2 eggs (P10) to snack on, an apple (P12.50) for it’s malic acid, assorted vegetables, beans and legumes (P15) for salads, 4 coconuts (P40) for the day’s virgin coconut oil, the cassava root (P6) for the Vit B-17, pancreas (P10) for enzymes trypsin and chymotripsin, and kapeng barako (P7) for the coffee enema.
The couple gave me a no-big-deal smile when told that there’s a lot that’s not allowed in ASI’s diet — most of them they have done without anyway. NO animal protein whatsoever; also NOT ALLOWED, because the ingredients and/or the nature of their preparation use chemicals or preservatives, are milk, coffee, cocoa, alcohol, soft drinks, ice cream, white bread, bakery products, all processed foods, canned and bottled goods, chips and fries, candies, chocolates and white sugar.
ASI was tempted to give up protein altogether when she learned that too much protein in the diet uses up the enzymes and prevents ridding the body of cancer.
I told ASI how that would be a big mistake as her pancreas would fail with total abstinence from protein over prolonged periods. In the absence of pancreatic enzyme production, the cancer tissues will grow more rapidly.
Proper balance and regulated intake of protein is what is called for in this nutritional therapy. That’s why ASI is allowed fish – but only at breakfast and lunch: Strictly NO PROTEIN is allowed after 1 p.m. Not only does she need to eat the correct kind and quantity of protein, but her protein must be taken only for a specific time. That way, her pancreatic enzymes will be used for digestion of food protein for only about 6 hours, leaving 18 hours for the production of enzymes to digest cancer tissue.