I have provided some suggested remedies to ease the stomach bloating and also protocols that I would do in such a situation myself and provided links to Ms S's brother to read. If after reading he is convinced that the therapies could help, I would then discuss with him on the next course of action. I reminded him that his sister's condition is serious. Meantime, to ensure that her sister take food and juices to prevent the body from losing more weight. In order to gain some weight back, she take some fish during dinner time.
It's never easy at a difficult time like this to start reading and only find out what therapy is suitable. On one hand, the knowledge of alternative medicine is still at it's infancy while at the other, there is a loved one who is now depending on your ability to pick out the right choice. So, it's better to be prepared early and read while you are not sick. There is a Chinese saying that says "Do not only start digging a well when you are thirsty!" I learned my lesson the hard way.
In the above case, although the Gerson therapy was chosen, there was never really a full understanding what the therapy entails. For economic reasons, only partial organic fruits and vegetables was used. It was also compounded by the fact that only three supplements were used and even then the dosage was about 20-30% of the recommended intake. So when the therapy did not work, it was immediately assumed it was not effective with no thought as to whether one has followed the requirements of the therapy or not. Dr Max Gerson has said in his book, if you cannot follow, don't do his therapy. Instead, attention and resources were shifted elsewhere.
I would in such a case take full organic from the very start. This is so that the body has an opportunity to detox and get full nurishment. When my financial resources run low, then I would switch to non organic. If you have to choose between organic and non organic, use the two tables below as a guide (source: www.foodnews.org):
CONTAMINATED FOOD (PREFER ORGANIC)
Apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, raspberries and grapes
Peppers, carrots, celery, green beans, potatoes, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, squash and pumpkin
LESS CONTAMINATED FOOD (GROWING METHOD LESS IMPORTANT)
Bananas, oranges, tangerines, pineapple, grapefruit, melons, watermelons, plums, kiwis, blueberries, mangoes, papayas and sweet potatoes.
Broccoli, cauliflower, corn, cabbage, mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, onions, eggplant, peas, raddish and avacados.
By the way, Cancertutor.com has published a 54 page ebook called Treatment For Stage IV Cancer Patients which I feel is a very good book to read and you can download it here. It provides some theory about cancers and also the various type of treatments available. However, because of the different treatment protocols that are discussed, one can get confused as to which protocols are suitable. Perhaps this is where talking to a therapist and other cancer survivors becomes useful.
Fungicide Therapy Trial - Day 11 Update
The fungicide therapy is going on without much problems thought at times I feel something uncomfortableness inside my chest area.
My coughing has been on and off. Yesterday morning I did have some blood stained phlegm but for the rest of the day, the phlegm has been clear.
Alkalizing my body has been top priority. As I said before, despite drinking alkaline water, being on the vegan diet for almost 21 months, taking in of all kinds of alkaline food, the alkalinity has improved marginally. I am hoping by the 6th week of the pH re-balancing therapy, there would be a turn around. Today is day 6.