Time for another 6 month check up today with my oncologist. No real news to report — vital signs were all good, all my blood labs were perfect, and physical exam showed no concerns. I just need to wait until tomorrow or Thursday for the results of my tumor marker. No reason to be concerned, but I always like to hear the good number.
I did spend 45 minutes in conversation with my doc on, of all things, my naturalist and my diet. To my surprise, she was totally into it!! She apparently is now open to natural things be done in conjunction with medicine and even asked for the name of my naturalist. The change of heart came after someone from the Himalayan Institute recommended something natural for her son’s allergies… and it worked like magic (unlike the five other medications he was on). I always say it never hurts to try.
I asked her for a piece of paper and she handed me a paper towel (kinda funny!). And I wrote out my prescriptions for her… the name of my naturalist, recommended readings like The China Study, Crazy Sexy Diet, and Dr McDougall, and sarsparilla (for her son’s acne). I wonder if I can bill her for services rendered…? 🙂
I was glad to have such an open conversation with her and relieved to here that she was open to this — and maybe even encouraging her patients to look into alternative treatments. I think she was impressed at how much I knew and how much research I had put into all of this. It feels good when I get to share that with someone open to the changes.
So “Oh She Glows” is definitely my new favorite cookbook! I love everything in it! For anyone looking for an easy transition to whole food, plant based recipes… this is the book to get.
Over the weekend I made Maple Cinnamon Apple & Pear Baked Oatmeal. I prepared it Friday night and then baked it Saturday morning. Everyone enjoyed it, and Ethan even asked for the leftovers the next two mornings.
And tonight we had Portobello “Steak” Fajitas which were fabulous. I like to put out all the different toppings and let everyone customize. The recipe is for the marinated grilled portobellos, and the stir fry is basically typical grilled peppers and onions. We used whole wheat tortillas, and topped with brown rice, organic corn, avocado, salsa and a smidgeon of cheese. It’s a good thing we ran out because I think I’d still be eating them! Again, who says food can’t be healthy AND delicious!
IMDb: Change of Heart (1934)