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Friday Words of Wisdom from Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”

“The further one goes, the less one knows.”

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.”

“Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don’t see the self as self, what do we have to fear?

“If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.”

“When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.”

“He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty”

Lao Tzu

“When there is no desire, all things are at peace.”


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Coffee Enema…anyone?

What is Coffee Enema? An enema is “a fluid injected into the rectum for the purpose of clearing out the bowel, or of administering drugs or food.” The word itself comes from the Greek en-hienai, meaning to “send or inject into.” The enema has been called “one of the oldest medical procedures still in use today.” Tribal women in Africa, and elsewhere, routinely use it on their children. The earliest medical text in existence, the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, (1,500 B.C.) mentions it. Millennia before, the Pharaoh had a “guardian of the anus,” a special doctor one of whose purposes was to administer the royal enema.

The Greeks wrote of the fabled cleanliness of the Egyptians, which included the internal cleansing of their systems through emetics and enemas. They employed these on three consecutive days every month said Herodotus (II.77) or at intervals of three or four days, according to the later historian Diodorus. The Egyptians explained to their visitors that they did this because they “believed that diseases were engendered by superfluities of the food”, a modern-sounding theory!

Enemas were known in ancient Sumeria, Babylonia, India, Greece and China. American Indians independently invented it, using a syringe made of an animal bladder and a hollow leg bone. Pre-Columbian South Americans fashioned latex into the first rubber enema bags and tubes. In fact, there is hardly a region of the world where people did not discover or adapt the enema.

In pre-revolutionary France a daily enema after dinner was de rigueur. It was not only considered indispensable for health but practiced for good complexion as well. Louis XIV is said to have taken over 2,000 in his lifetime. For centuries, enemas were a routine home remedy. Then, within living memory, the routine use of enemas died out. The main times that doctors employ them nowadays is before or after surgery and childbirth. Difficult and potentially dangerous barium enemas before colonic X rays are of course still a favorite of allopathic doctors.

The coffee enema is the most surprising and bizarre element of the Gerson Therapy. Without this simple tool of detoxification, the Gerson method wouldn’t work.

The moment a patient is put on the full therapy, the combined effect of the food, the juices and the medication causes the immune system to attack and kill tumor tissue, besides working to flush out accumulated toxins from the body tissues. All these great clearing-out procedure carries the risk of overburdening and poisoning the liver, which in a cancer patient is bound to be already damaged and debilitated. It was this recognition that prompted Dr. Max Gerson introduced them into cancer therapy in the 1930s.

But why coffee? In the 1920s German scientists found that a caffeine solution could open the bile ducts and stimulate the production of bile in the liver of experimental animals. Dr. Max Gerson used this clinically as part of a general detoxification regimen, first for tuberculosis, then cancer. Caffeine, he postulated, will travel up the hemorrhoidal to the portal vein and then to the liver itself. Gerson noted some remarkable effects of this procedure. For instance, patients could dispense with all pain-killers once on the enemas. Many people have noted the paradoxical calming effect of coffee enemas. And while coffee enemas can relieve constipation, Gerson cautioned:

“Patients have to know that the coffee enemas are not given for the function of the intestines but for the stimulation of the liver.”

It is important to realize while the patient is holding the coffee enema in his or her colon for the suggested 12 to 15 minutes, the body’s entire blood supply passes through the liver every 3 minutes (i.e. 4 to 5 times in all), carrying poisons picked up from the tissues. These are then released through the bile ducts due to the stimulation of the caffeine.

However, in order to leave the body, these toxins still have to travel through the small intestine ( 7m or 25 feet), through the colon (1.5m or 5 feet) and out via the rectum and the anus. Naturally, on this long trip, a small amount of the released toxins is reabsorbed into the system and can cause the patient discomfort, especially in the early stage of the therapy. So, when I first began the therapy, I have to take 4 enemas a day to keep up with the elimination process and also Castor Oil Enema (will take about it next time). After two years, I think I had took about 3000 enemas including Castor Oil enema. Now, I takes two enemas daily and one castor oil enema weekly. Coffee enema is now part of my life and I feel great after the enema.

In summary, Gerson Therapy used fresh food, juices and the medication causes the immune system to dissolve tumor tissue and flush out accumulated toxins from the body tissues. Coffee enema is to help the liver release the toxins. My earlier topic about detoxification shown the toxins released through my left arm and leg as my tumor was on my left bladder.

I hope now you know more about coffee enema and start appreciate its function rather than attack and ridicule it!

Coffee enema…anyone?

Love,

IMmy xx


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Friday Words of Wisdom From Lovely Kids…

1. Never trust a dog to watch your food. 

2. When your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?” don’t answer him.

3. Never tell your Mom her diet’s not working.

4. Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac.

5. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

6. Felt markers are not good to use as lipstick.

7. Never try to baptize a cat.

8. Stay away from prunes!

Do you have any kid’s wisdom to share?



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Is your body under attack?

Do you know that our body is a fascinating living miracle comprises of living cells whose every part is closely connected to every other part? Each of its cell has its own intelligence and function in the total system. Our body also has several built-in defense system that keep our body in the state of homeostasis and keep us healthy and functioning! The Body Defense System is as important as The Country Defense System.

Let us explore this Defense System in depth!

The Immune System

The Immune System

When we are feeling well, we don’t give much thought to our immune system or what it does. Everyday our body are constantly attacks by germs, viruses and parasites that carry disease. The Immune System is the first line of defense which helps protect us from getting sick. I had cancer because my defense system failed to launch! Our body are made-up of extremely small units called cells. The Immune System too is made up of specialised cells and they are call immune cells.

Our blood is red because it contains red blood cells called erythrocytes (eri-throw-sites). However, it also contains white blood cells or leukocytes (loo-co-sites). It is these white blood cells that work as part of the immune system. Because blood circulates throughout our entire body, white bloods cells are present everywhere too. The places where the white blood cells are particularly concentrated are the lymph nodes and spleen, there are important because they are the sites which the immune system launches when you have an infection. However, the main basic component of the system is located in the bone marrow. B cells are made in the bone marrow. B cells produce special weapons called antibodies which stick to a pathogen and help the immune system to destroy it. T cells (helper T cells and killer T cells)  are made in the special organ near the heart called the thymus. Helper T cells help B cells to produce antibodies and also boost the ability of macrophages to attack pathogens. Killer T cells, are hit men of the white blood cells family. They bump off any cells that have been infected by a virus.

As all other parts of the organism, the immune system is made up of cells that needs to be nourished. They require a full complement of minerals, enzymes and vitamins in their natural form which is easily assimilated.

The Enzyme System  

Enzymes are the key to life. No enzymes, no life. We destroy all the digestive enzymes in our food by cooking and baking, and thus the body has to draw the necessary enzymes to digest this dead food from the body organs which in turn become unbalanced. All processed foods are also void of enzymes.

Digestive Enzymes

Our body must build it own enzymes since it cannot utilize the ones found in raw foods or animal products. In order to produce, the organs systems require specific minerals as catalysts.

According to researchers, the body needed potassium as a catalyst, while sodium acted as an enzyme inhibitor. Enzymes are destroyed at temperature 60 degree C, so the cooked and processed food unable to furnish the body with needed enzymes. So, if you have digesting problem, poor appetite, constipation, diarrhea and painful gas. There is a very high possibility that your body does not have adequate enzyme activity. The best way in getting the require potassium is from fresh fruits and vegetables.  In addition to fresh juices, pancreatic enzymes is also an integral part of Gerson Protocol. Pancreatic enzymes able to attack and destroy tumor tissue while digesting foods because they recognised tumor cells as ‘foreign” needing to be eliminated.

The Hormone System

Hormones are like chemical messages that control our body’s growth, repair and reproduction. Endocrine glands make chemicals called hormones and pass them straight into the bloodstream. Hormones, especially thyroxin and adrenaline, regulate the entire metabolism.

The thyroid is an important part of the immune system, it regulates body temperature, including fever. The immune system responds by producing excess heat, fever if the organism is invaded by germs or viruses. Germs, viruses and even tumor tissue do not tolerate elevated temperatures, which the healthy cells can easily bear. So, how to maintain the well-functioning thyroid? The answer is iodine! Unfortunately iodine is short supply these days. In addition, Chlorine in the water supply is able to remove it from the thyroid. Fluoride from our toothpaste, a dangerous toxin, is even more powerful in blocking this important element.

Other enzyme inhibitors include food additives such as preservative, colouring agents, artificial flavors and many others so-called food cosmetics, plus pesticide and other agricultural poisons in our food supply. The Hormone System is under severe attack!

The Essential Organs

Every part of the organs e.g. liver, the pancreas, the lungs, the kidneys, the heart, the brain, the colon, the bone marrow, the spleen are all the essential organs. In the course of healing, Gerson Therapy pays particular attention to restoring  the liver to its functioning as quickly as possible as it plays a major part in healing the body. The liver is the only organ in the body that is able to regenerate and regrow if parts of its are removed.  Liver is the chief organ of detoxification. We often heard cancer like to attack liver, because of the liver is under attack then it lose the function of detoxification.

Dr. Gerson discovered that there was a difference between chronically ill patients and those suffering from cancer. ” The chronic disease patient has a weak, damaged liver; the cancer patient has a toxic liver”. He also found that the cancer patient could not completely digest and assimilate fats and oils. These undigested residues were picked up by the tumor tissue, which grew and thrived on them.

The Mineral Balance

In order for our body to function well and keeps it defenses strong, the body needs a large number of minerals which can be supplied by fresh organic juices made from produce grown in rich soil. Dr. Gerson recognised that two minerals, sodium and potassium were mainly involved in creating mineral imbalance in the body.

Our diet used to be loaded with potassium rich natural, fresh, organic vegetarian foods. Yet, these days, our diet is overloaded with sodium, which the body must excrete. Excess sodium is an enzyme inhibitor. In light of all of these, it is easy to see why mineral balance is an important component of the body’s defenses.

IF I didn’t have cancer I will not know so much about our body’s defense system and didn’t realise I allow the enemy like sodium, proceed food, preservatives, fluoride, chlorine to  attack my body! We are so misinformed with the food we eat.

So, if you think you are under attack! Take action now!

Love,

IMmy xxx


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Friday Words of Wisdom from Famous Vegetarians

Some words of wisdom on vegetarianism from some well known people……

Mahatma Ghandi

Mahatma Ghandi

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

“The Doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas A Edison

“I have since an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” Leonardo da Vinci

“Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places!”  Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo daVinci

“My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.” Benjamin Franklin

“Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind.” Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

“Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer (received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953)

“Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives.” Albert Schweitzer

So, have you consider Rabbit Food in your diet?

Albert Schweitzer


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What to do When you don’t know What to do?

10 September 2010 around 9am, I was on the way entering to a meeting room then my mobile rang, it was from the clinic. My GP wanted to see me immediately about my biopsy test result. I told her I would see her after my meeting around 12 noon. After the meeting, on the way driving to the clinic, the car radio was talking about cancer, I was prepared as it was so hard to get an appointment with my GP and suddenly she was available to see me immediately. When I was in the GP ‘s room, she was very nervous, I asked if it was a bad news, she said yes, and told me the lymph nodes test result shown cancerous but it was secondary cancer ! I was very confused, secondary? She told me my cancer had already spread to my lymph nodes, and needed to find out where was the primary cancer. She looked at me and said ” You look very calm !” I told her that I was prepared as my brother had leukemia and he died of chemotherapy. She printed out the test report and passed it to me, I was overwhelmed with all the medical terms. Then she asked if I would like to go to public or private hospital, I asked for her recommendation and she recommended public hospital which was Alfred Hospital. I went to the car and rang my boyfriend, he cried. Then I rang my cousin Mei Qi, she immediately asked me to go home and she would meet me at home. Then I rang the office told my boss, Glen. Glen was really cute and asked if I wanted to catch up for a drink to talk about it! I didn’t go for a drink, but I could feel Glen was worried about me and was trying to help.

With my lovely Mei Qi climbing Mt KK May 2012

Mei Qi arrived not long after I got home. We were very calm, no crying or emotional feeling. We were like just handed an “IMmy” Project, Mei Qi immediately jumped straight on to the computer and started goggling all the medical terms. She read the test report and explained to me, what is carcinoma, CA125, CK20, metastatic, etc. She is such a loving and caring cousin! That day we both learnt so much about cancer. We kind of understood the report but didn’t know what to do next, as the report indicated the “Immunohistochemical profile in inconclusive in terms of tumor origin”! My Biopsy Report It was Friday and I still did not know when I could be admitted to the Alfred Hospital to see the oncologist. The next day was my company annual dinner, I decided to go and enjoyed myself. The moment I arrived, as usual our MD, Dominic greeted us at the front door, the first word he said to me, “Im, I know you do not have family here, we are your family!” It meant a lot to me.

I went to work on Monday, rang Alfred Hospital to check when I could be admitted, they told me a couple of weeks and they would send me a letter to inform me. A couple of weeks! How was I supposed to wait for a couple of weeks! I knew I have cancer but I could not get an oncologist. I was very emotional at work and could not really focusing and colleagues asked me if I was ok. Then I told them I have cancer but I could not get an oncologist and I do not know what to do! Gradually, the more people I told about I do not know what to do. One day, Roger sms me and told me his wife worked in Peter MacCallum and she knew many oncologists that she could recommend and asked if I had private health insurance. I rang Dr, Sullivan the next day and got an appointment the following day and he immediately admitted me to the hospital for bladder biopsy, PET scan, mammogram, etc to confirm the source of my cancer which was bladder. Then I received letter from Alfred Hospital.

So What to do When you don’t know What to do is to tell The Universe your challenge and you would be guided by The Universe ! That was one of the most challenging part of my cancer journey…..the unknown which lead to fear…..I want to thank Mei Qi for her love and support throughout my cancer discovery journey, I still recalled the day when I was hospitalized during my bladder biopsy, she was next to me on my bed and told me. ” Im Jie Jie (means sister Im in Chinese), I am sorry if I didn’t show any emotion about your cancer it is not because I don’t love you, but  I always believe in you that there is nothing you are unable to resolve!” I was so touch, cancer bring us closer then ever before!

Every morning when I wake up I will ask The Universe to guide me. Have you asked The Universe to guide you today?

Would love to hear from you What do you do When you don’t know What to do?

Love,

IMmy xxx


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Rabbit Food vs Meat Pie!

My weekly 20kg rabbit food!

More and more people change their ‘normal diet’ to rabbit food because of illness! So, what’s wrong with our ‘normal diet’?

Let’s talk about our normal diet.

Normal Brekkie: Cereal and milk ( some people add sugar too!) or Toast and coffee (Western). Noodles, Nasi Lemak, Yum Cha (Malaysian/Chinese)

Weekend Big Brekkie: Bacon, Egg, Sausages, Tomatoes, Beans (Western)

Normal Lunch: Meat Pie, Sandwiches, Burger & Fries, Sushi, Noodles with a bottle of soft drink (Western). Rice, Meat & Veggie (Chinese/Malaysian)

Normal Dinner: Pasta, Pizza, Roast, Rice, salad, veggie follow with beer or wine. Rice, Meat, Seafood & Veggie (Chinese/Malaysian)

Normal Supper: Roti Chanai, Mee Goreng, Char Kuay Teow with teh tarik (Malaysian)

Malayisan Supper: Roti Chanai & Teh Tarik

Our Normal Diet mainly consists of processed food, e.g. cereal, toast, meat pie, burger, sausages, bacon, pasta, cheese, noodles, rice etc. All these processed food are high in sodium, preservative, food addictive, flavor enhancer, artificial flavor and are drained of their few remaining nutrients and damaged by heat and preservatives. They lack vitamins and enzymes which vitally important for good digestion are destroyed at a temperature of over 60 deg Celsius and can only be supplied to the body by fresh raw fruits and salad. Yes, we do have ‘side’ dish like salad and vegetable, but as they are classified as ‘side’ which is not enough to get adequate enzymes needed for a healthy system. No doubt, they give you energy but not nutrient and enzymes to strengthen our immune system. In addition, soft drinks and alcohol will place further heavy burden on our already overloaded livers.

‘Normal Diet’

We love food and we are so passionate about food. We talk about food, we have food magazine, TV program, restaurant review, food critics, celebrities chefs, everywhere you go you are surrounded by food. The Chinese (yes, I am Chinese!) will travel a long long way and queue jut to taste the yummy food. We forgot about the functions of food are to provide us with nutrients and enzymes to strengthen our immune system, keep us healthy and free of illness. We forgot Food is Our Medicine! We are too focusing on the Taste of food…not sweet enough, not salty enough, not spicy enough…we forget all the effort we put into creating the delicious tasty food is just to satisfy that short distance of taste buds from our mouth to our throat…after that…we taste nothing! I know most of you will not agree with me as we have this say “Life is short, enjoy!” In fact, life is not short, it is the way we abuse our body that make life short!

My previous blog about Detoxification explains clearly about our health and well-being is under constant attack from those factors of modern life that undermine the body’s natural defenses and self-healing ability, leading to a multitude of diseases. Gerson Therapy is a complex, precision-built nutritional program which include rabbit food is able to undo the harm, restore the organism’s damaged defenses and enable my body to heal itself. Guess, you will ask what is Rabbit Food? What do I eat? If you are still interested, click the follow me button and I will tell you next!

Love,

IMmy xxx


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Miracle…What’s That?

With Jean and Jessica in Adelaide

Last week I visited Jean who took care of me and Jessica when we first arrived in Australia 26 years ago. She is not well, she feels helpless, sad and upset….Her mind still very sharp and her fighting energy still very strong even she is unable to get up from the bed.

She wants to go but she said ‘He’ still doesn’t want to accept her and makes her suffer. I told her just treat this like a dream and miracle will happen. She look at me with very suspicious pair of eyes and said ‘Miracle? What? ” Then I looked at her and spelled M I R A C L E……then everyone laugh………..

Why don’t we believe in Miracle? But then what is Miracle? I guess we are too focusing on proof, evidence….we want to see, touch…all the physical stuff……rather than just close our eyes and follow our heart to feel, to dream…to just stop and feel the present….The more we read, we study, the more knowledge we have, the more degrees we collect…the ‘smarter’ we become….the further apart we will encounter miracle. I was one of the smart ass!

So, what is Miracle? Dictionary defines Miracle as an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause. That’s why smart people like us do not believe in Miracle!

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Miracles are thoughts. Thoughts can represent the lower or bodily level of experience, or the higher or spiritual level of experience. One makes the physical, and the other creates the spiritual

Miracle is about forgiveness, acceptance and love ! I considered my case as Miracle ! Once I forgive myself and accept everything happens for a reason and open my heart to love and accept the love….I am at peace and I started seeing things differently …..everything becomes so beautiful and everything just flow in smoothly! Like I am surfing and enjoying the wave….so wonderful……This is Miracle ! Once you stopped listening to The Ego and start loving and following your heart and let the universe take care of everything….then Miracle will follow….

Every Saturday I go to Victoria Market to do my organic shopping, if that day I went out in a grumpy mode, for sure I won’t get a carpark. For the past few months now, without fail. When I drive out everyday I told myself I will get a carpark in front of the organic store, even if I don’t I will just going to be okay….and I got it every time without fail…right in front of the organic store and sometimes I have free parking as well as the parking meter still valid…how awesome is that!

If Miracle can happen to me, it will happen to you…..start will the carpark Miracle and enjoy the ride!

Love….IMmy xxx


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Why Juicing?

Everyone talks about juicing, juice bars are everywhere. What is so good about juicing?

Juicing is a very important part of Gerson treatment. I take 13 glasses of juice everyday in an hourly basis. My juicing includes carrot, carrot apple, orange or grapefruit juice and green juice. As I mentioned in my previous blog about detoxification, fresh juice will flush the body with nutrients, specially potassium. I will explain in more details about the importance of potassium in our diet.

Why Carrot? Carrots are very detoxifying, in juice form they are able to draw toxins out from the cells. In agriculture, they are seen to have the same capacity, farmers will crop carrots to “clean” the soil, so beware of juicing commercial carrots. In traditional Chinese literature, carrots are regarded as a liver stimulant, or supporting liver Qi.

Why Green Juice? Green juices are tonifying and build the blood. They are rich in iron and magnesium along with other elements not found in carrots.

Why Apple? Not just any apple, green apples are the best for their high levels of malic acid and pectin. Pectin in apples is an immune-stimulant.

Juices  – along with providing sufficient fluid intake, fresh juices furnish nearly all of the nutrients – vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, herbals and other vital food substances, including even proteins – required for body to heal itself. Juice drinking is even more important for healing degenerative diseases than eating the same nutrients held in whole food. In fact, juices are food, but in more assimilable form for use by the gastrointestinal tract. Juice drinking allows for better digestion and greater absorption. Drinking juices allows one to ingest massive amounts of nourishment in a short time. Instead of using the energy for digesting the solid food, like we always feel tired after the big meal. The energy would be better use for healing degenerative disease.

So, what is in Green Juice?

1 small wedge red cabbage

1/4 green capsicum

1 leaf endive

1 leaf chad/silver beet

Beet tops (young inner leaves)

2 sprigs watercress

large handful of cos, green or red leaf lettuce (not iceberg)

2 leaf kale & 1 medium green apple, cord

That’s why juicing is an integral part of Gerson treatment. I believe we should also integrate juicing as part of our daily diet. Start now and you wouldn’t regret how much goodies it will bring to you!

Juicing means so much to me, when I first embarked on Gerson, my mum and dad woke up earlier in the morning, mum was washing and cutting the carrots and apples, dad was juicing for me….. Gerson is a labour intensive treatment, with their help and love…after 3 months my bladder tumor disappeared…..The most important thing I learnt, no matter how much you whinged about your parents, they will always there for you and love you forever….

Love,

IMmy xx