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30 Jan 2004

Secondary liver - detox and hydro treatments???
My mother is 59 years old and she was diagnosed with secondary liver cancer in June 2003. She had colon cancer about five years ago, but was clean until June last year. When she was diagnosed with the colon cancer, as piece of her colon was removed and she also received chemotherapy. However, the chemotherapy made her so ill, that her docter said it would kill her before the cancer did.

Since my mother was diagnosed last June, she changed her diet. She doesn't eat any meat anymore (her liver can't handle it) and she also drinks barley wheat, oxygen pills and a whole lot of other health products. What worries me, is that she started with a detox program a month ago. The program includes having a "hydro" every day - she sits in a "tent" and steams. These hydros make her extremely tired - she is forever lying down and resting. She doesn't have any energy anymore.

I recently saw a program on SABC3 on detoxing. The presenter said that, in order to excrete as many toxins than you would urinating only once, you would have to sit in a sauna for 10 hours! I really cannot see the good in doing these hydros, especially since it drains my mother's energy levels.

Do you know if doing these hydros will do my mother any good (or harm)? Can you give me some more information or refer me to someone who can help me?

Kind regards,

Sarah
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Sarah

If something makes you feel better then one should do it but if it continously makes you feel worse then one should rather avoid it.

She definitely does need expert help and in the natural world there are many remedies that will make her feel so much better and have quality of life. These products need to be selected by a homeopath please or naturopath. How much one can do is debatable but what is true is that her quality of life will be better.

Kind regards.

Estie
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