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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





The Blog

Kate has an AirBnB Empire and I help!

In 2018, Kate launched a second AirBnB unit and a third and then a fourth, making her a true biz owner!

If you are interested in your own AirBnB empire, here are the deets. Her strategy started out as AirBnB arbitrage. This means that she rented properties on a long-term lease, then after outfitting them, she rents them out for short term, with landlord permission of course. After a couple years of income under her belt, Kate has been able to purchase her Joshua Tree duplex from the landlord, making her a first time homeowner. She’s thirsty for more and awaiting the next investment opportunity.

Along the way, I have acted as an informal sounding board and shopping consultant for all things decor related. From paint color selection and online shopping, plus thrifting consultations via text message to pulling it all together in the end and styling each room for her photographers.

I feel a sense of pride in her overall look, proud of her for refining her decor sensibilities and pleased to have been involved. This was a particularly fun opportunity for me since I could do a lot of this advising from my cell phone while being busy with my own work plus a new baby at home!

Below are a few of the resources we use to communicate. These are commission links. Another perk for helping Kate pull these looks together are the affiliate commissions when she purchases a product from the collection below.


Music that I love

CoverSong – Early Warnings by Foreign Born ‘Boys Like…

BetsyMoyer · (COVER) Early Warnings by Rostam / Foreign Born
palisades colorado rostam boys like us remix of foreign born early warnings

No one gave me permission… but I borrowed from a live recording of a Barbara band rehearsal from New Years Eve 2010 in Palisades, Colorado, and turned it into this.

At the time, we were bent on a more organic cover version of the more electronic remix of Foreign Born’s “Early Warnings” by our favorite producer mastermind Rostam, from Vampire Weekend. Derek is playing his big old Palisades piano live, Frank is strumming out a few percussive chords on an acoustic guitar while Jerrod and my brother are beating and stomping around on things like the pine wood floors, some buckets and toy tom drums. Derek’s sister Blakely and I are singing live and dancing around the room.

After arriving back home with a rough room recording, I played around with the audio track in Garage Band. I added my own vocals on the verse, chorus and some embellishment – on top of the live recording, and there is a very swirly aesthetic giving it the dreamy fake feeling that it deserves.

I have always enjoyed it, even at the time hearing from Frank and Derek to forget the recording existed… Barbara’s days are long gone, but after going back to it time and again, I finally decided to upload it to Soundcloud for posterity.

Then this happened!

@BetsyMoyer this is awesome!

— Rostam Batmanglij (@matsoR) February 22, 2015

and then it was played on Princeton radio.

Music that I love



I’ve stumbled upon the lady version of James Blake. I think she is my soulmate. I can’t capture my squee with words, for a lady music maker that appreciates a duet enough to texture her own vocals to such effect that I thought for a moment at the beginning that she WAS duetting with a James Blake clone. This shameless move really creates a storytelling event of a song and I’m in full support!

The bedroom producer style electronic act is sparse with big effect, full of heartbreaking vocals with tinny effect that remind me of something that I want back! These songs are a lovely inspiration and are sure to be the soundtrack for a good part of my 2015.

I’ve had Station on repeat for days, and one thing that I’ve come to realize after several listens, that there is a beautiful nostalgia here for a time that I was cruising Los Angeles streets late at night with boots on, listening to other electronic acts with similar sound… including the much more organic and rusty sounds of the Rural Alberta Advantage. The song “Summertime” in particular.

I love how music can transport you with such tangible emotion to another time!

More to come from this breakout as she gains momentum. She’s on XL records along with my beloved beatmakers and autotune shakers, XX and Vampire Weekend… Rostam and Jamie XX forever… and now Låpsley too.

Photo Album

At the LA Zoo

I love to tote my “real camera” along for family adventures from time to time. Here are some pics I snagged on a trip to the zoo. It’s a shame the kids won’t be this little forever.


RECIPE: Perfectly Simple Meatloaf

Maggie a perfect circle

UPDATE: This is a fav recipe from my Pre-Cancer Days. It would no longer fit within the new lifestyle.

We needed some comfort food for boxing day, the day that we lost Maggie (Jeff’s pup of over 14 years.) It was a sad day and the house felt quiet even with kids still high on the excitement of Christmas. So we filled the house with the smell of food and played Clue and did our best. She was a sweet girl dog that made this house feel like a home. It’s hard to be dogless.


Perfectly Simple Meatloaf
Recipe Type: Comfort Food
Cuisine: American
Author: Betsy Moyer
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4-5 servings
  • 2 lb Ground Beef (30% Fat)
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 4 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Croutons
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of Whole Milk
  • Sauce – 4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sauce – 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • Sauce – 4 tbsp Brown Sugar
  1. Preheat Oven to 350″
  2. Finely Chop up Onion and Green Pepper
  3. In a large bowl, mix all of the Meatloaf ingredients together
  4. Stuff the loaf into a 9×5 Loaf Pan, round the top
  5. Mix up one batch of the Sauce Ingredients and pour over the top (I like to poke little holes for some to sink into the loaf)
  6. Place in Oven at 350″ (Drip Pan below)
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  8. Pour off fat, cut and serve with a little dollop from a second batch of sauce




Post Party Split Pea Soup

2014 Informal Formal Christmas Party

Each year, I like to sink into the Christmas spirit in formal wear at my home alongside some friends and family. A few highlights are important to hit each year, hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps, a simple menu of cheese, meats and crackers, a spiral cut ham, and a group photo.

In the days following – as I continue to munch on the spoils of leftover finger foods – comes the Split Pea Soup from Heffe’s mama’s recipe box.

Vivian’s Split Pea Soup
Recipe Type: Comfort Food
Author: Betsy Moyer
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Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6-8 servings
This slow cooker soup recipe is the best way to discard of your most recent Christmas Party hambone! 😉
  • 2 1/2 Cups green split peas
  • 2 1/2 Cups cold water
  • 2 1/2 Cups White Wine
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 2 Carrots Finely Chopped
  • 1 Stalk Celery w/ Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Meaty Ham Bone
  • Herbs de Provence, Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Croutons
  1. Layer split peas, onions, carrots, ham bone & then celery into slow cooker.
  2. Pour over Water and Wine, do not cover Ham Bone
  3. Place on High for 5/6 hours or Low for 8-10 hours
  4. Remove bone & press mixture through food mill
  5. Return to slow cooker pot
  6. If needed, season w/ more salt & pepper
  7. Garnish w/ croutons


Betsy Moyer The Blog

What I’m up to… in a nutshell?

Betsy Moyer

Besides growing out this mane of hair, the following is an email that I just sent for an introduction to what all I have going on. I didn’t even MENTION the crazy news that in the next week, a press release will be going out, to announce my role as President of leading custom furniture design, retail and manufacturing outfit, Jaxon Home.


Here’s a little ditty about what I’m into in my days since quitting KCRW a year ago, where I launched 10 blogs, brought our social fan base from around 30k to 400k in a short number of years, helped launch the KCRW MusicMine iPad & iPhone apps – as well as produced an underwhelming YouTube video series called The Cue.

Over the past year, my long time friend, fellow musicmaker, and new biz partner and I refined his santa monica search marketing agency into one that accommodates full service digital marketing ideation. We focus on organic growth tactics. His expertise in SEO is unparalleled, and I run around with my expertise in Social Media Marketing and talk to business owners, throwing out audacious ideas for content marketing until one makes enough sense and fits the budget well enough that it sticks.

We’re building some new websites for a couple of KCRW DJs, we’ve created digital campaigns for clients from an educational rapping puppet video series, to an online macaron baking contest for bloggers… We’ve also delved into a unique code set on Shopify that allows custom furniture makers to extend some really cool functionality to their online shoppers through Shopify – which is an easy and great platform for small biz owners. Additionally, I publish for several blogs, contribute to LA Magazine, Audio Muffin & The Estate of Things. The last pot that I have my hand in is another top secret app project, in development and currently seeking funding. I’m in charge of community, content organization, presentation and taxonomy.

I’m also often told that my emails are too long.

If it seems at all like I don’t have any focus, rest assured – I question it too. 🙂
The great thing is that I’m flexible as a consultant and I’m beginning to understand that new ideas just spawn other new ideas. So I’m happy to discuss any new project to see if there is any value to my involvement or any recommendations I can make.


Flyer Handout Design

A friend of mine runs a business that has something to do with Escrow. I’ll claim ignorance. I have an escrow account, but I don’t know what it does. Jon’s company wanted to help Angeleno’s carry their grocery load since LA banned single use plastic bags. Seems nice huh? They had some canvas grocery bags ordered, and this flyer will accompany them at an event.

Yay! Projects.

Impact Escrow Flyer


Future Dreamin’

I have a dream that I call Seven Wanders.

One fine day, I want our vintage shasta camper fruits to function as a jobby, a hobby/job. As in, a revenue generator– that I LOVE!

Betsy Moyer Adventure Hat

When Jeff and I took a weekend trip up the coast for a little stay in a sleepy old craftsman style hotel near Ventura State Beach, I hatched this plan with him over oysters and a bloody mary.

We would set out to find and renovate old vintage campers and collect a fleet. He was interested in bringing in modern conveniences like wi-fi and gaming. I was interested in interior decor that felt homey and on trend. We dreamed up a couple of different themes and talked about the kind of people that we imagined might like to rent a camper and haul it away for a getaway here in Southern California.

Amazingly, we got home and he made it happen! I love the man for setting my dreams into motion.

Betsy Moyer Vintage Shasta Camper

So, the plan is to move forward with this dream starting first with one, to see if we can actually do the work. We’d like to park that hunk of metail up on piece of land in Topanga and work on it there. My guess is that it could take us sometime yet to really get moving on the land, but we’re always keeping an eye out for opportunities via Trulia. As far as I can tell though, he appears to be dead serious about all of it. I pinch me.

Betsy Moyer Seven Wanders vintage camper

There is also very seriously an east coast version of Seven Wanders brewing in the back of our minds… meaning we like to dream of getting a piece of land in NC too. I already have a shasta there, parked in my Dad’s driveway. I’d love the reason to come home often…

The land becomes sort of a home base for Seven Wanders in my mind, whether it merely serves us as our own family private campground and weekend getaway retreat, or if I can make it super cute and market it on AirBnB for a bit to see how we fair with the hospitality side of things…

Betsy Moyer Seven Wanders dreaming

The dream of launching “Seven Wanders” as a business – will mean we have created a getaway product for the modern gypsy soul. Whether that is an actual hospitality getaway, or a retail getaway remains to be defined.

I do love the hospitality angle! Come to Topanga and temporarily pretend to be a roving boheme hippie in our trailer?

The thought processes split a little bit here, b/c we have to either build out the amenities on a site or we could figure out vehicle rentals and map out really great weekend trips using sites like AirBnB or Outdoorsy.

It’s a bit fantasy land right now.

But we like to kick back and dream up themes for different trailers. I always talk about Stevie Nicks and Steve Jobs falling in love and taking off for a weekend camping trip, and Jeff talks about how to work the renovation to properly accommodate an Xbox One and a 5 gallon kegerator. As an added amenity with your week’s camping rental – get a keg of craft beer!

Betsy Moyer Seven Wander anywhere

I see it as a lifestyle that people would surely buy into… an experience.

It’s very “Southern California – don’t give a what, sunshiney, young, aesthetically inclined hipster” folks that wanna staycation/getaway from town for a weekend, or folks that wanna fly over from the east coast and get a taste of something that doesn’t exist anywhere else.

Betsy Moyer Seven Wanders

It’s PCH w/ a flowy kimono, felt hat, fringe boots. Or, the sequoias in a caftan, with braids and modern moroccan lanterns hanging overhead. It’s pretending that you live in the era when hitchhiking was safe. It’s being in the camper that everyone in the campground wants to be in.

Betsy Moyer Seven Wanders kimono So Cal camping

Seven Wanders dreaming inevitably comes along with some retail…

That way, if there is anyone out there in the world that can’t make the trip, they can still buy the throw blanket, the floral 100% cotton sleeping sack, the solar powered moroccan lanterns, the teepee tent, the kimono even.

So… These are my dreams. What do you think? Do you want to play Seven Wanders with me? Would you come for a week and live the dream?