Ann Frahm. I was assured at that point that I had nothing to worry about, so I went home greatly relieved but over the period of time of the next 11 months I became in more and more pain to the point eventually where I was not even able to roll over in bed.
Laura Lee. Did your chest hurt?
Ann Frahm. All over, mostly in my back. I would have these huge muscle spasms that where just gripping and would just take my breath away. Sometimes I would wake up 10 times a night. The tiniest twitch would set off huge muscle spasms and I would actually wake up screaming. It was just horrible.
Laura Lee. That must have prompted you to go back to the doctor.
Ann Frahm. Many times. I kept going back and he seemed to think it was a kidney infection somehow, and I got on six courses of antibiotics over several months, I was seeing him for this, but of course nothing was working and I finally was admitted to the hospital for a couple of days of testing and found out to my shock that it was cancer, breast cancer that had already spread throughout my body. I will never forget seeing a light board with my skeleton displayed on it and seeing tumors covering my skull, my ribs, my shoulder, my sternum. Virtually every vertabrae on my spine had tumors on them. In one place it had actually eaten right through my spine, I had a broken back, my pelvic bones had quarter size holes eaten through them.
Laura Lee. So this was a bone cancer.
Ann Frahm. It was breast cancer. That was where it metastasized, where it spread.
Laura Lee. How long was it before the initial diagnoses of a cyst that was harmless, not cancerous, to the time you knew you had cancer that had spread all over your body?
Ann Frahm. Just 11 months.
Laura Lee. And could it have spread that quickly, or did this first Dr. not pick
Ann Frahm. Well I think the initial small lump I had found was probably the original site of it, and it spread from there. That tiny lump had turned into the size of a golfball without me even knowing it.
Laura Lee. What did you do at that point?
Ann Frahm. Well, nothing can really prepare you for that. The first thing I went through was shock, me and my husband. Then we let ourselves grieve that I might die. I had two small children who where 7 and 10 at that time. I really wasnt ready to check out, so I decided I was going to fight, and even though the doctor at that point didnt expect me to live more than a few more months. I decided I was going to make a go of it, and even if there was one person out there who beat the odds, I was determined I was going to go for it, and I went through at that point the only thing I knew how and that was to do everything the doctor recommended, so I went through a mastectomy immediately, went through chemotherapy. I got chemotherapy every 10 days for a year, and also in the beginning several weeks of radiation to reduce some of those larger tumors so I could begin to walk again, and over the course of about 9 months into that program that I became resistant to one chemotherapy. They tried me on a couple of different kinds but my cancer was growing back so quickly that my doctor said, well there is one last hope for you and that is to do a bone marrow transplant.
Laura Lee. Thats where they kill all the bone marrow in your body and then inject new marrow that goes back to the original bone marrow site inside the bones.
Ann Frahm. I was donating my own bone marrow basically, but they give you up to one hundred times of what you would normally get in one dose, of all this chemotherapy. They saturate your body with it for a week, while you are in isolation, and I spend 52 days in isolation, and I nearly died there. My kidneys where 50 percent shut down. I quit breathing out of one lung. Pneumonia. Covered from head to toe with fungus. I was a real mess.
Laura Lee. Why would fungus set in?
Ann Frahm. Well because of all the antibiotics I was on. I had three tubes sticking out of my chest. Through one I was getting constant antibiotics because they knew the slightest germ could kill me, with no white blood cells, and I had around 100 blood transfusions over the course of the next few months just to stay alive, well at the end of 52 days more tests, and they came back in a couple of days and said we are very sorry but it did not work for you, it is hopeless, and I was sent home to die at that point. I still had no white blood cells, and was very weak after going through all that for 52 days and you know, I think I would have dispaired but I believe in God and knew
there was always hope, so, at that point someone sent me a book on the link between nutrition and cancer, and I love to do research and began reading everything I could on the subject and it made sense to me that all of us have some cancer cells in our body, and it is our immune system that constantly keeping that in check fighting those cells off. Well, somewhere along the line my immune system had become so weak that cancer had been allowed to thrive in my body, so what I wanted to do at that point was start on an immune building program and I found myself a really good nutritionist who was willing to guide me through that whole process, and so I started on this program. I remember the day before I started I went into my oncologist, and, at that point my cancer rate was doubling, it was going up very quickly, and I said I am going to do this nutritional thing.
Laura Lee. You had nothing to lose.
Anne Frahm. Right, he assured me that my cancer had nothing to do with nutrition. My cancer had nothing to do with nutrition, but I knew this was a man who ate candy bars for lunch and sodas all day long, so I took that with a grain of salt and five weeks later I came back to his office for my next checkup and he was absolutely flabbergasted.
Laura Lee. You made that much improvement in five weeks?
Ann Frahm. There was no trace of cancer.
Laura Lee. Oh, come on, your cancer had disappeared? Within five weeks?
Ann Frahm. Yes he couldnt believe it.
Laura Lee. All the chemotherapy and radiation and bone marrow transplant in the world didnt do anything to your cancer but,
Ann Frahm. It kept me alive long enough, I mean thats what my oncologist had told me from the beginning and I think this was a very enlightened man in saying this but he said I cant cure you but maybe I can keep you alive long enough for you to cure yourself. Well, that was very interesting. What he was doing was admitting that what he had to offer was very limited and I was not to rely on him, you know, if I was going to beat the odds.
Laura Lee. You cant call medicine an exact science these days. We know one out of three people have or will come down with cancer in their lifetime. Of those only half are cured by the conventional means. That means the other 50 % arent cured, they are in your shoes where the conventional means just dont make a difference. What were you doing in those five weeks then?
Anne Frahm. Well, it was a very intense program. I started out a two week juice fast where I bought myself a juicer, and started juicing fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. So, I was sometimes drinking juice on the hour every hour, and I did that for a couple of reasons. First of all I needed to clean out. A little spring cleaning I guess you could say. I was so toxic at that point that during this process I was actually having chemotherapy coming out of the pores of my skin. I could taste them on my tongue. They would come out of the pores of my skin and my skin would hurt. Even to the touch my skin would be hurting that much from the stuff coming out of me, and the smell was terrible, I would have to take showers a couple times a day, and I was doing enemas every day to remove this poison that was coming out of me as quickly as possible. I also did something ---- coffee enemas in particular once a day because I knew that it simulated the liver to start producing bile, and so all the toxins that might have been stored in my liver were coming out with the bile that was being produced, so I was doing that every day. There was a few supplements that I took at that point, not many because 40 percent of all cancer patients actually die of malnutrition.
Laura Lee. 40 percent of all cancer patients die of malnutrition?
Ann Frahm. Yes. So, at this point what I needed to do by drinking these juices with lots of nutrients, and I was able to absorb it, so along with that I took a handful of supplements. Not many in that first two week period. I was taking some things along with my juices like vitamin C powder, and I worked up to 16000 mg a day of that.
Laura Lee. 16000 mg, wow.
Ann Frahm. And a little bit of aged garlic, Kyolic, into my juice every day, couple times a day, because now they know that Kyolic has an anti tumor affect in the body, it is amazing I think.
Laura Lee. They have done amazing studies on garlic.
Anne Frahm. I also took a green drink every day. I wanted to make sure I was getting lots of chlorophyll and my nutritionist had me start with that Kyo green because I could mix it with my juice and it was rich in wheatgrass, barley green, all these good kinds of chlorella and chlorophyll which actually have an anti tumor effect again, so these things were actually helping my body fight the cancer. I was rebuilding my immune system to fight the cancer like it should have been all along. After the first two weeks I went into a rebuilding program where I was doing about 80 percent of fresh raw fruits and raw vegetables every day, and then about 20 percent raw grains. There were certain foods I had to avoid because it was actually feeding my cancer.
Laura Lee. What foods were those?
Anne Frahm. Well, one of those was sugar and they know that even small amounts of sugar reduce our immune system capability by up to 5o percent, and I could not afford to have a weakened immune system. I also had to avoid meat and dairy products. Now that was hard for me to change that in my life because I grew up in Iowa. My brother still runs a hog farm there and I lived in Wisconsin, the dairy capital of the world for nine years so I literally had meat and dairy in my system, but these foods, the meat and dairy in particular. The meat and dairy were very acid producing in the body. all foods burn down to an alkaline or acid ash in the body. I think the closer you get to death the more acidic your pH level becomes and a healthy body is more alkaline, and I was way to acidic at this point. What I needed to do by eating fresh raw fruits and vegetables, those are very alkaline producing foods, but the meat and dairy are very acid producing, so, that is one of the reasons why I wanted to avoid that. It was also all the production chemicals which I had seen with my own eyes that go into the feed and so forth.
Laura Lee. What kind of production chemicals are we talking about?
Anne Frahm. We are talking about pesticides, herbicides, also I was getting hormones. Breast cancer is very hormone related, so I was getting that in the milk products and the meat.
Laura Lee. The hormones fed to the cattle?
Anne Frahm. Right to keep the cattle lactating. To keep the cows putting on more weight and so forth, thats why they give them these things. It is very hard for the body to break down the meat and milk. My body could not handle the concentrated protein. Any processed food for all the chemicals involved. Certain fats I had to avoid and certainly I had to eat a low fat diet at this point.
Laura Lee. So you did that for two weeks of your fasting on juice, and two weeks of rebuilding, what did you do for the fifth week?
Ann Frahm. Well thats when I found out, actually I continued eating this way.
Laura Lee. It was in five weeks from the time you were sent home to die that you went back to your doctor and he couldnt find any cancer in your body.
Anne Frahm. Right, I was even surprised that anything could happen that fast. I knew I was starting to feel better but I was amazed too.
Laura Lee. And so how long has it been. Do you get regular checkups?
Anne Frahm. I sure do. It has been 3 and a half years cancer free. I just went in and had more tests taken and they were better than ever. The oncologist says I get better every time I come in his door. He is just amazed.
Laura Lee. You would think some of these oncologists would then be prescribing to their patients, you know, continue with the traditional standard therapy but also you do have a choice as to what you eat and dont eat, and the kind of immune system boosters that you participate in. Wouldnt you think more doctors would be going ---here are some supplemental activities you can be doing?
Anne Frahm. Well I think there are some doctors out there who are starting to lean that way. My doctors reaction would be--- well it happened with her but that was just a fluke and, you known, even though he admitted it had to be your diet or divine intervention. We said both, but you known, serendipity is what he called it.
Laura Lee. How could your immune system that was so devastated by all the chemotherapy and the bone marrow transplant. How could your immune system make such a comeback? Were you tested after five weeks? Do you still have holes in your pelvic bones and your spine?
Anne Frahm. Yes, the bones all grew back. Now certainly after a year and a half of all that chemotherapy and radiation I still have a lot of damage from that but I am gradually seeing more and more improvement each time and even though I was able to get rid of the cancer in five weeks, to go through something like that and come out Scott free, so their are things I am still working on but you know I just continue to see improvement. I have so much more energy. I am 40 years old now, I have a lot more energy then when I was 20. I dont get as sick as often. The family has changed their diet too and they have got rid of a lot of chronic things too.
Health Quarters, PO Box 62130, Colorado Springs, CO 80962, USA. Tel: 001 719 593 8694. Fax ---488 1196. Anne Frahm advice & support centre.
Apart from changing her diet (vegetarian, Hay diet)she adopted detoxification methods, juicing, supplements of Vitamin A (emulsified to increase intake), beta-carotine, B-Complex, vitamin C (at one time 50 grams IV once a week), vitamin E (emulsified), Minerals (copper, magnesium, zinc, selenium), EPA-DHA (fish oil), Glutathione, fiber cleanse, melaleucas oil, green-drink (chlorella, blue-gree algae, wheat grass, brown rice, kelp), garlic (Kyolic), desiccated liver, pancreatic enzymes.Anne Frahm (letter)
Cancer & Nutrition books:
Cancer Battle Plan Six Strategies for beating Cancer From a Recovered "Hopeless Case Anne Frahm. http://www.readersndex.com/imprint/000000p/000006b/0000000/title.html
Beating Cancer With Nutrition----Patrick Quillan, M.D.
Reclaim Your Health ----David & Anne Frahm
Selenium Update ------Richard Passwater, Ph.D.
Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases ----Dr Johanna Budwig.
The Cancer Solution----Robert Willner,M.D.
(his top therapy is the Budwig diet)
You Can Prevent Breast Cancer! -----Harvey Diamond.
He has two sources of Green foods listed.
A Cancer Therapy Results of 50 Cases and The Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy---Max Gerson.
What I Would Do If I Had Cancer Again ---Pierce N.D.
The Kelly diet therapy.
How I Conquered Cancer Naturally --Eydie Mae.
(Wigmore living foods program.)
Cancer Free, 30 Who Triumphed Over Cancer Naturally----Fawcett & Smith
Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management----Bernard Jensen
Cancer & Nutrition---Charles Simone,M.D.
Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill----Udo Urasmus
Juicing For Life---Calbom & Keane
Enzyme Nutrition---Dr Howell
Enzymes & Enzyme Therapy---Cichoke, D.C.
How to Live Longer----Pauling
Diet for a New America---John Robbins
Dr Moermans Anti-Cancer Diet---Ruth Jochems
Alternative Medicine---Burton Goldberg Group
The Good News on Cancer---Hourigan & Richards, M.D.
Rare Earths Forbidden Cures----Wallach