Notes from a very dark place
Think about it, at any time you could have a cancer cell in your body. There are so many chemical reactions going on, there has to be the odd mistake or slip up. In most cases the immune system mops up the rogues, rejects and mistakes. When the immune system is weak or taxed a cancer can take over and get out of the body’s control. Being in remission, to me, means your immune system is working well and gobbling up any rogue cells that reemerge.
For that reason I have always wondered why mainstream cancer treatments didn’t evolve using something that boosts the immune system.
As a student I used methotrexate to inhibit DNA replication. I always questioned its use in cancer treatment. To me chemotherapy causes so much collateral damage. It is like dropping an atomic bomb on Denver because of an Ebola/Zombie outbreak. We would never do that, health professionals would be brought in to organize and help; medical help would be increased in the area, much like a boost to the immune system. At no time would health professions fire an AK 47 into a crowd to kill the infected person and everyone else.
My immune system failed me. I felt invincible because I was Paleo
I’m really disappointed with my immune system. I’ve been gluten free since 2008, I don’t eat processed food, and I’ve been at least 80% Paleo since 2011. I don’t drink much alcohol. I take probiotics, I watch my weight, I could exercise more, I buy organic and non-GMO food. My blood tests always come back really healthy I never get colds…okay, I hardly ever get colds.