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kathyo

Registered: 08/06/06
Posts: 173
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I'm looking forward to the end of chemo in a few months. Someone reccommended, and I've read about, Essiac tea. One of our friend's has a relative who survived cancer and attributes it to a positive attitude and the tea. I have purchased some, but , since it removes toxins and may consider chemo to be toxic, I haven't used it yet. Does anyone know anything more about this tea? I don't think it can hurt, after chemo is done. Bernie, I know you recommend other supplements at times; do you have an opinion on essiac? thanks, Kathy


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mdlove

Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 4,214
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i don't know specifically about essiac but i have not heard of it causing a problem with chemo. do what feels right and makes you happy.


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beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
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Hi Kathy,

Some people I've spoken with have used it, usually in conjunction with other things like vitamins and/or the combination of flax oil and cottage cheese, etc., and have achieved beneficial results.

More importantly, as I just realized when I thought about it, the people who achieved some benefits were doing what they felt was right and made them happy!

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mdlove

Registered: 03/13/04
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yes beth that's why it is hard to know what is truly helpful versus what the person's belief is accomplishing. if 30% do well it can be simply the placebo effect. there is an excellent resource book 
how to prevent and treat cancer with natural medicine
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kathyo

Registered: 08/06/06
Posts: 173
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I get caught up in statistics and information. Thanks for the reminder to go with my gut and my heart!!!!!

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SueB

Registered: 04/03/07
Posts: 28
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I'm using Essiac, although it may be called Muskogee Tea and/or the original formula is Flor-essence.  It's used in Canada, as part of cancer treatment, but they can't make any claims in the USofA regarding cancer treatment.

It's a Native American treatment and consists of sheep sorrel,burdock root, Indian rhubarb, slippery elm bark, blessed thistle, and red clover. - oh and kelp.

I think it depends on what part of the country you're in, as to which one you can get.  I'm from Georgia, but am currently visiting my Mom in Boise, Idaho.  I was using Muskogee Tea in GA, but got Flor-essence here...I think they are all good, but according to the literature I read the /Flor-esssence is the formula used by the woman who refined it for current consumption.

Good luck.  I have only been doing this for about 7 weeks and have mixed results, but I believe it's made me stronger if I do decide to do chemo and radiation (still thinking about that option...)   I'm new here, so may post my story after I roam around a bit.  I sure am glad to find that Dr. SiegI has this site.  I got a great benefit from his books and videos 10 years ago when I had breast cancer.

Long life to you all,
Sue

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