BACK TO ASK THE HERBALIST
QUESTION: My husband has been diagnosed with
chronic lymphocytic leukemia. At this time they don't
suggest treatment, just watch and wait. What would you
suggest that would help him?
ANSWER: Just wait? For what, him to become so
sick he has to have radiation therapy? Honestly.
Sometimes I could just scream.
I'm sure you know what lymphocytic leukemia is, but for
those reading this post, I'll elaborate a little
Lymphocytic cells are the white blood cells
that contain the T cells needed to fight off infection.
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood producing cells of the
bone marrow. In your husband's case, he is not producing
enough of the lymphocytic cells.
The following herbs may prove beneficial in helping your
husband back to wellness.
Boswellia - To stop the uncontrolled growth cycle of
Garlic - induces the suicide of leukemia cells
Green Tea - to provide free- radical scavengers and stop
the proliferation of cancer cells
Hawthorn - to accelerate the death of leukemia cells
Kelp - to stimulate his immune system
Kudzu - to stop the growth of certain strains of
Turmeric - to cause the death of leukemia cells
There are a couple of formulas that you can get at your
local health food store. Essiac and the Hoxsey formula
are the most popular and have had amazing results. I
would also suggest you find a Naturopathic practitioner
or Homeopathic practitioner to help you through all of
this. Of course, it goes without saying, (but I'll say
it again for the millionth time!) his diet is CRITICAL
at this point. He must stop all ingesting of
sugar in all forms. (that means corn syrup too)
artificial sweeteners, white flour, processed foods, and
caffeine. Supplement his diet with Omega 3 fatty acids.
Flaxseed oil and fish oil are good sources. Get a
quality brand. Vitamin D is critical, so have him spend
20 minutes morning and evening getting some sunshine on
his face and hands. You might also want to supplement
his diet with Vitamin D. Take 250 -500mg of Coenzyme Q
10 (CoQ10) every day.