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My Cancer Journey

My Cancer Journey: The Supplements I’m Taking

After reading about all of the supplements and their ability to shut down metabolic pathways in cancer, I was more than willing to jump on the long list of supplements provided by my Integrative Oncologist.

But it was incredibly overwhelming. Frankly, I do not like counting out pills each week, but that’s what I do. Jeff got me this pill sorter and it keeps me in check.

Here is the list. Many of these are multi-vit so I’m listing all of the included vitamins as well.

If you are here seeking advice for your own cancer, I would be remiss not to say that this supplements have been tailored to me and my specific tumor genes. So, this isn’t medical advice. It’s just a look at what kind of protocol you could be setting yourself up for if you seek this strategy. I strongly suggest roping your Oncologist in and if they shut you down, its a really good idea to shop for a new or at least a secondary oncologist for your care.

My Supplements via Pill Form


Berberine (1000mg a day)

Turmeric via Curcum-Evail

Melatonin (20mg nightly)

Barberry / Dandelion / Bilberry / Milk Thistle / Artichoke / Schisandra / Broccoli / Wasabia Japonica

Vitamin C / Biotin / Zinc / Selinium / Manganese / N-Acetyl L Cysteine / L-Leucin / Green Tea EGCG / Turmeric / Grapeseed / R-Lipoic Acid / Vitamin E Isomers

Vitamin D / Vitamin K / Calcium / Magnesium / Zinc / Genistein

Magnesium Buffered Chelate


Vitamin D w/ Vitamin K1 + K2

Multivitamin: A / C / D3 / B1 Thiamine / B2 Riboflavin / Niacin / B6 / Folate / B12 / Biotin / Panthothenic Acid / Iodine / Zinc / Selinium / Manganese / Molybdenum / Potassium / Betainehci / Annato Seed / K2 from Natto / Vanadium

Marrow Plus: Spatholobus Stem / Ho-Shou-Wu Root / Salvia Root / Codonopsis Root / Astragulus Root / Ligusticum Root / Rehmanna Root / Lycium Fruit / Tang Kuei Root / Lotus Seed / Citrus Peel / Red Date Fruit / Oryza Sprout

Fish Oil

Detox Antiox

Ultra Liver Support

Brocco Protect


Pure Resveratrol Powder

CBD / THC 4:1

My Medicinal Tea that I make with Powdered Supplements


Mycoceutics Immune Max – Mushroom Blend

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Carnitine Tartrate


Dan Shen

Shi Quan Da Bu Wan





My Cancer Journey

My Cancer Journey: The Foods I’m Eating

No Sugar • No Dairy • No Red Meat • Low Carb • No Egg

Daily Goals

Between 40 – 60 Grams of Protein Daily
(no less no more)

One cup of Berries a Day
(no more, and no other fruit)

At least 3 cups Green Tea a Day & 1-2 cups Dandelion Root Tea

2-4 cups Bone Broth a Day

3 servings Cruciferous Veggies a Day

 3-6 Brazil Nuts

Green Veggie Juice
(Spinach, Carrot, Celery, Ginger, Lemon, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Cinnamon)

One Serving Fermented Foods Daily
(Goat Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Miso)

Use Herbs & Spices in cooking
(Turmeric & Black Pepper, Cardamom, Dulce, Nutritional Yeast, FlaxSeed)

Weekly Goals

A leek a week

1oz-4oz of Organ Meat

Eat Fish 2-5x a Week
(Sardines, Frozen Wild Caught Salmon, Sea Scallops, Shrimp)

Any meats (basically only Chicken and/or Turkey) should be cooked at temps no greater than 300°



Here is a sample week. To be real, it’s a bit ambitious as I duplicate meals more often than this, but each of these are in the rotation from week to week. I have included links to specialty ingredients and recipes so click on over.

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Shoutout to my dear friend and an incredible support to me and my family, Cancer Chef Kate. After working for years through her own dietary goals from Whole30, to juice cleanses to Paleo & Keto lifestyles, Kate was prepared to step in and help me navigate my huge lifestyle change.
She has not only cooked and delivered food weekly throughout my entire chemo process, but she also babysits my daughter and keeps me alive with her insanely delicious bone broth and careful attention to Cancer Fighting Foods.

I love you Kate.

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Here is my favorite tip that I learned from a book I read, THE MOON JUICE COOKBOOK

If you create a beautiful space for your daily foods, teas, and supplements then you are more likely to enjoy the habit you are creating for yourself in this lifestyle change. I did that by purchasing a few key items to set out on my kitchen shelves.

Now I am reminded daily, in an aesthetically pleasing way, that these are the foods to snack on or toss into my most recent meal pan.

What’s in the jars?

  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Chia Seeds
  • Ground Flax Seed
  • Cacao
  • Rasa Adaptogenic Coffee Alternative
  • Sugar Free Cacao Chips
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Sprouted Sunflower Seeds
  • Dried Mulberries (an excellent source of resveratrol)


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Have a sweet tooth? Me too! Here are my guilt free go tos.

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Here is my growing shopping list! These are cancer diet approved go tos and you can click away to find them on Amazon.

My Cancer Journey

My Cancer Journey: The Books I’m Reading

Diagnosed in late September 2019, I have been diligently seeking treatment since.

Early 2020, post chemo & radiation, my symptoms began to re-emerge and the tumor was determined to be active still. The next line of defense according to my conventional oncology team was a surgery. They discovered two tumors and fully removed them. I did suffer from some severe nerve damage that required added effort for my recovery and kept me in the hospital for over a week. Before I could recover enough to jump into the preventative chemo and immunotherapy routine, my cancer aggressively spread to my liver making me a stage four patient. We started the chemo & immunotherapy immediately.

Around that time I had started to read HOW TO STARVE CANCER and was becoming very interested in the concept of Cancer as a metabolic disease.

Current conventional oncology treats Cancer as a genetic disease with toxic processes that take the body to the limit. A reliance on Clinical Trials that are sponsored by Big Pharma means that while the medical community is on the cusp of changing their approach to cancer treatment, conventional oncology is still reliant on FDA approved treatments that deal in percentages of chance for survival moreso than cure.

The metabolic approach to cancer offers an additional level of personalized care on top of my conventional treatments. It centers around lifestyle and total body health, addressing the issues within my immune system and microbiome that may have led me into this mess. Moving forward with the theory that I can build a body that is inhospitable to damaged cancer cells is a hopeful pursuit. For me, with a rare cancer that didn’t respond to first line of treatment, it has provided a sense of control in my outcome even when the prognosis was ‘on paper’ quite bleak.

I added an integrative oncologist to my team, and she immediately ordered up a bunch of blood tests, prescribed a ton of supplements, and confirmed all that I had learned from my reading to that point; that a LOW GLYCEMIC modified PALEO diet plus daily exercise, fermented foods, bone broth and tons of immune system gut work was on the docket.

She also suggested a few more books that I read, and I’ve listed them here, among others that I have consumed since my obsession with this approach to healing the body.

 I have to take a moment to thank my dear friend Patterson who has been willing to deep dive into this nutrition reading with me. Who else would share their time in this way? It is not lost on me, a fellow mama, how precious reading time and me time can be. It’s a testament to her personality that she has been willing to spend hers in a way that is supportive of me.

Her steadfast empathy for my situation and willingness to explore that and talk it through with me on a daily basis has been a crazy huge support for me through this journey.

Thank you Patterson, I love you.