Razors Edge Blog
# 147 Talker More On Gliomas and Surviving
Okay, understand I’m not a doctor, nor do I pretend to be one. but I sure can talk about that mother of all cancers, ‘glioblastoma’. Have experienced the pain, suffering and sorrow of a family member going through it.
Yes, the ‘glioblastoma’ won out and was a painful to witness period of time.(see ‘Letter To Mike’ link below)
Doing a Google ‘Gliomas’ search and reading through the shown listings is disheartening with the stories one can read about.
Searching for ‘glioblastoma-multiforme’ shows lesser numbers but is the most severe type for any to experience, usually fatal.
When I first heard about ‘glioblastoma-multiforme’ there were serious questions.
Had asked myself ‘How would I cope with a thing like ‘glioblastoma-multiforme’!
Not my intent here to ‘pound’ on the medical profession, but there is really nothing they can do beyond saying ‘go home and make sure all the ‘paper’ work is in order”.
More promising was the search in Amazon and reading the comments there on ‘cancer’ and especially ‘brain cancers’, by various authors of books describing what they went through upon being diagnosed with brain cancer.
Underlying it all, is ones true belief factors and the will to survive.One thing for sure, we are all going to die. Not if but ‘when’.
With thoughts toward surviving any illness is the quality of life issue ‘after’ a major life threatening event. How would one cope with any loss of sight, paralysis, income, and resulting medical bills!
When I hear or read that ‘one’ is cancer free after any treatment protocol, can only shake my head and say ‘bull’. From what I’ve read so far, is that one can have cancer cells floating around inside them, (as with other known illness bugs) but for some reason they are not creating a problem health wise. (May be due to a healthy immune system)
At this point of time (age wise) not much concerned with passing on, yet if it were necessary, would do a healing protocol, not favored by the orthodox medical community. (if interested links are below)
So, any that are going through a Gliomas event or any serious illness for that matter, don’t give up hope. Deciding on ‘what and how’ to proceed is the tough part. Yes, a decision must be made, stressful as that will be.
The body is a masterful work of art, with intelligence built in, to heal itself of most any illness and given half a chance, will do that healing. Yes, I do believe there is a God, just not like most were taught to believe.
If you have religious beliefs, trust and invoke its higher power.
If you have no religious beliefs, trust and invoke the bodies healing power.
Don’t yield to fear.
Remember we are all going to pass on, some day.
We all have a future appointment with ‘The Angel of Death’. (link below)
Right now though you just want to ‘shove’ the near date, to a much further date, into the future.
From what I’ve read, many have done it and if any others can do it, why not you!
If you rely on coffee for your daily caffeine boost, you’re getting a whole lot more than a quick burst of energy.
You’re getting more health benefits than I could ever list in a single article… and that list is growing nearly every day.
Two new studies show how a daily cup or three can help protect you from deadly brain tumors and keep your blood vessels young.
In the first study, researchers found that people who drink at least 3.5 ounces of coffee–or what I call “that first sip”–can lower their risk of gliomas, the most common form of malignant brain tumor.
Researchers used data on 521,488 European men and women between 25 and 70 years old collected over an average of 8.5 years.
Most of that data was collected via questionnaires, so take this with a grain of salt (or at least a dollop of cream)– but the researchers say that coffee drinkers were one-third less likely to be diagnosed with a glioma than those who drank little to no coffee.
Of course, your risk of developing one of these tumors at any point in your lifetime is already pretty low–less than 1 percent–but when you consider that it’s a very fatal condition, any chance to lower your risk is a good one.
Tea drinkers, don’t feel left out–the study found that your hot beverage of choice can also reduce the risk of a brain tumor.
But let’s stay focused on coffee today.
As I’ve told you before, coffee can help protect against diabetes, lower your risk of prostate and colon cancers, fight off Parkinson’s and even protect your heart.
Another new study may help explain that last one… and it starts with a tiny cup of unfiltered thick mud that you probably know of as Turkish coffee.
I won’t get into the politics of it, but some people call it Greek coffee–and while it’s essentially the same thing, they’ll get pretty ticked off if you call it by that other name.
In any case, researchers looking into the remarkable longevity of people on the Greek island of Ikaria, where more than a third of the residents reach the age of 90, found that Greek coffee may actually help keep blood vessels young.
You know what aging can do to people on the outside… and the passage of years can be equally unkind on the insides. For most of us, our blood vessels stiffen as we get older, increasing our blood pressure and the risk of hypertension and heart problems along with it.
In the new study, researchers performed imaging scans on 485 seniors in Ikaria between the ages of 65 and 100 years old, and found that those who drank between one and two cups of Turkish, err, Greek coffee a day had blood vessels that were 25 percent more elastic than those who drank too little or too much of the mud.
These two-cuppers also had a lower risk of diabetes, cholesterol problems and heart disease, and were less likely to be overweight compared to everyone else, according to the study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.
On a mission for your health,
Editor, House Calls
P.S. For more on the great benefits of coffee, visit my Web site and enter
“coffee” into the search box. You’ll be amazed at what you find!