We are what we eat --- or, believe ?

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Sleepless09
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   Posted 5/17/2011 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I came across this in a story about a tennis player who had altered his diet and was doing well:
 

Is Djokovic better because the gluten allergy was affecting him phsyically or is he better because he improved his diet in general? It's a chicken and egg question. Though as a Cornell nutrition professor told The Wall Street Journal, the effects of the new diet could be more mental than anything.

"If you believe in a cause of your disorder, it becomes the cause," David Levitsky told the newspaper . "We see this in many different studies. If you believe it, you change your behavior in the direction of being cured."

 

I think I'm about to decide the cause of any disorders I have is a shortage of KFC, rum and coke, and time spent eating papaya in Maui.  Oh yes, ice cream. 

In a more serious vein, I am a great believer in the power of the mind over matter.  Around about 1978  I heard Wayne Dyer speak on the subject and decided I didn't need to have Colds any longer.  Gave up on them.  Gave myself permission to have an off day without a Cold.  And, I've not had a cold since.  I can't tell you anything more than that.  Dyer convinced me it was in my power to give up on Colds.  I did, and I have. 

This was probably reinforced by having psoriasis when I was 16.   I went to the doctor, was diagnosed, given a prescription for something, and told I'd have psoriaisis, off and on, for the rest of my life, and when I did I was to use the prescription.  I remember clear as a bell getting off the elevator, standing there in the medical building with the prescription in my hand and the pharmacy across the lobby, thinking, "I'm not going to do this for the rest of my life!  Forget it."  I crumpled the prescription up, threw it in the garbage beside the elevator.  By the next day the Psoriasis was clearing up, it went away, and has never been back.  It may have been a misdiagnosis, it may have been luck, but it left me convinced my mind could control my health.  Not big stuff like PCa --- at least my belief system doesn't extend that far.     

Sheldon AKA  Sleepless


Todd1963
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3218
   Posted 5/17/2011 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I must be an elk
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable

Todd1963
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3218
   Posted 5/17/2011 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
or broccoli
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable

goodlife
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   Posted 5/17/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I must be a garbage can.

GOP
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   Posted 5/18/2011 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
"I think I'm about to decide the cause of any disorders I have is a shortage of KFC, rum and coke, and time spent eating papaya in Maui. Oh yes, ice cream."
 
Finally, someone with a sensible plan. Just have to add beer...lots and lots of beer. 
 
 
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