Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Past Christmas

Saw my patient again last monday, and I would say I am bit surprised if not elated at the turn of events. When I first saw him, I was guarded and frankly pessimistic (pardon my weakness) if he could last til Christmas. That was my goal, he be able to spend Christmas with his loved ones!

Well, apparently, he is doing quite well now, despite the 5 years of chemo and 15 session of daily radiotherapy. In fact so well that he's now a bit complaining, a bit more talkative and making funny comments at me or at our staff.

He's still weak though, cant walk, but can sit for longer periods. I really dont know what I did, if ever I did anything for him. A bit of ginseng, a bit of homeopathic rememdies, a lot of body works (Access).

I wish him luck and his pain to go away and gain all the weight he lost!

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I was severely disturbed by an ad about MSg being a natural food for the intestine! That is sooo misleading! What is food for the intestinal tract is glutamine NOT glutamate!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cancer is the leading cause of death by 2010!

Its like a problem looking at us eye to eye and challenging us what are we suppose to do about it!!

Personally, I feel that cancer as the leading cause of mortality is our own creation. We created this disease as we let "progress" take its toll on us and on Mother Earth. How much more of this do we need in order for us to realize that cancer is not just about individual struggle, its not just about losing a mother, father, son or daughter. This is about the survival of our species.

If we make projections, considering the aging population, our species can become in peril or extinction in probably a few hundred years.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tumor Vaccine

I just attended a 2-day workshop in Cebu. It was so wonderful despite losing my wallet with everything in it!!! I almost slept at the airport :) Good thing we had contacts to borrow money. As for my IDs, tough luck I have to get new ones again.

This tumor vaccine is relatively easy to prepare and sans to life-threatening side effects.

The Newcastle Disease virus (NDV) is an oncolytic virus that causes bird flu in chickens but harmless to humans, except for the tumor cells. Upon infection with the virus, the virus starts replicating in the cancer cells. Infected cancer cells then become recognized by the lymphocytes, NK cells as foreign and therefore tumor lysis occurs.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Confirmation of an age-old knowledge?

There's this study which came out of, which claimed that patients with cognitive impairment who had kidney transplantions have improved mental functions.

Interestingly, in traditional chinese medicine, the Kidney governs the mind, marrow, and the bone. So any disorder in the kidneys can manifest problems in the Brain, mental function, the blood and bone itself.

As you may know already, Kidneys plays an important role in the blood formation, as well as calcium absorption. But this is the first time to show that improved kidney function can improve cognitive function.

This is certainly an affirmation of how much accurate TCM is, when it comes to diagnostic and pathophysiologic knowledge.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Severe Fungal Infections

I came across this paper and it somehow put a period to my hunch that a lot of patients on chemotherapy drugs do have fungal infections, severe or not.

In most cases I see a lot of patients with fungal infections that drives the immune system to berserk mode. Its just that the infections are most of the time, asymptomatic so its not addressed.

A lot of patients here are given these new drugs.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

We are being invaded!!!

I find it a bit disconcerting that Pharma companies are trying to get to med bloggers! First sponsoring events, then ads? then what???

Blogs are personal, IMHO. When commercial companies come in, opinions can become a bit tricky :)

What you think?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Battling with Breast Cancer.. Again

I have been seeing a 65 yr old female with metastatic breast cancer for about a month now. She came back coz the cancer grew back from the MRM. It was growing fast but the patient didnt want to do chemotherapy anymore.

So it was decided that we try homeopathic medicines. After about 1 month or so, seems like the tumor has shrunk to 50% of what it used to be. It certainly surprised me! I didnt thought it would be that fast and effective.

But we'll have to see after a few more weeks.

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Mother's Journey

I just came across this site, won the Pulitzer prize.

I'm just so affected I felt the pain and anguish of both the mother and son,

This made my resolve even stronger to help especially these kids who have so much to live for.

I thank the photographer Ms. Byer! I'm sure even you were affected by this~!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Abraham by Ester Hicks

A patient let me borrow her Abraham DVD and i was just blown away with what was in that DVD!!!

After that,I knew I had to learn and listen to what else Abraham had to say. I'm sure a lot of skeptics would say its a show. My piece of advice, dont shoot the messenger, just listen to the messages.

As I was reading it, I was feeling a sense of joy, peace and contentment that I'm not alone in what I feel and how I feel about me, the patients, people in general.

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Yesterday, I saw a 5 yr old girl who was diagnosed to have autism. I was amazed and felt the joy not only of the child's but of the dad, mom and nanny's.

All the while I was doing my diagnostics, she was singing and what beautiful voice she had.

I had the most refreshing experience with her. I hope to see more of these kids! They're just fantastic to watch

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Missing You

For the past 2 years or so, I have been going. seeing and talking with you. I'm so glad to have met someone as kind and generous as you, never have I felt the genuine trust from a patient more than you!!!

Eventhough I am the most junior of your doctors, you trusted and weighed my opinion as important as the others. Truly, I have never imagined that being a doctor could be such humbling experience. You have shown me so many things, given me more than I can ever imagine or ask of anyone.

But most of all, I thank you, for not only being a patient, but also a Father figure to me and my family. That is priceless. And though you are now somewhere in heaven looking down at us, most probably with that smug face of yours, I will sorely miss you!!! Every Tuesdays I always feel that I have to do something, only to realize you are gone and I have move on :)

Thanks for the lessons, the memories and the love, I know you treated me like your own son, I'm proud of it !!! Proud of being able to meet you!

See you soon :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Panic attack!

I recently got wind of an Naturopathic doctor who was diagnosed with cancer. What was remarkable to note was that this doctor TOTALLY I mean TOTALLY abhors chemotherapy and isn't afraid of sticking that opinion to the patients. The doctor would even reprimand short of cursing them why did they undergo chemotherapy.

I guess the Universe is giving the doctor a closer look at death. Diagnosed to have cancer, went to the United States for chemotherapy. Whoa that was very surprising to us the very least.

When your life is on the line, you try everything including the kitchen sink cleaners if you have to, just to eradicate the cancer and survive the onslaught.

I feel its very important not to tell the patients what they should or shouldn't do. We must make it clear that we guide them not tell them. It has to be THEIR choice, we just give our opinion on whats the best possible options.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I was given a book by a patient of mine. Its called Zero Limits by Joe Vitale. If you dont know this guy, he was featured in The Secret, the movie as well as many other books he wrote.

It was amazing to read about a psychologsit who didnt see a single patient at an asylum! And in 2 years all of the patients were discharged!!

I recommend this book to everyone who think their lives are pockmarked with problems! Surely this book will help you :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Radiation woes

I have a female patient who came to us last month. Prior to her visit to us, she was severely weakened by continous nausea and vomiting secondary to chemotherapy. She was diagnosed to have a thymoma, enveloping part of the pericardium. Her doctor said she must undergo chemo-radiotherapy to shrink it first.

The poor patient vomitted incessantly for 10 days after her chemo session, her oncologist just brushed it aside and said it will pass. Because of that, she was traumatized and didnt want to do chemo anymore.

So another option was radiation. After 10 daily sessions, she again is having nausea and vomiting. To circumvent this problem, she would eat immediately after the radio session, take a bath and then sleep it off. What ingenuity!
but she's also malnourished now.

We are doing what we can but simply the radiation is really hard on her frail body. What can we do, eventually its still her choice either to keep up the fight or surrender outright.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Another one bites the dust

As i write this entry, my patient of 3 yrs whom I have had a wonderful time being with is slowly passing away, entering the kingdom of Heaven awaited by all his loved ones.

Its very difficult for me to see him in distress, much more to see the agonizing slowness of draining of the very life of him.

I remember my school days where the doctors tell us to keep a certain distance so that we wont be too much affected and therefore objectivity is maintained. Well, tell that to someone else, coz its really hard for me, especially for this patient who has showed me what generosity really means.

As he passes away, I look now into the future and begin another chapter in my little small insignificant life, compared to the life he will have.

Its hard to say goodbye, especially if until on their death bed, they expect you to bring them back to life.

So my friend, My Good bye to you, see you again in the next life. I will miss you so much

Friday, June 20, 2008

Passed away

After battling and surviving 7 years with liver cancer, he has passed away quietly. All the doctors told him when he was first diagnosed with cancer that he will die within 6 months.

He celebrated his 7th yr anniversary of the diagnosis with vigor and enthusiasm of making it for another 7 years.

But at last, God may have other plans for him.

I salute you my friend, see you again in the next life!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

End of days

Its heart-rendering time for me. Both my patients with cancer are slowly losing their grip with life.

Each of them clinging now in their death beds, wanting only peace now, but only to face the fear of death.

How do we as doctors, family, friends comfort them what is past this life, if we ourselves have no inkling what is it all about?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Breast cancer mother

Again, had a 39-yr-old mother of 2 (6 yr and 1 yr) who had breast cancer but now has metastisized to the lungs. I know and felt the pain and dejection after knowing about the metastasis, aside from the worry of raising her very young kids!

Fortunately, her sprits are back up again and wiling to fight it to the very end. She's doing chemotherapy and quite impressive she's taking it quite well. Gave her some supplements to help her immune system.

In a related event, researchers now are really looking at how not just to kill the cancer, but likewise the cancer stem cells!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Doctor

I had this patient who had prostate cancer with metastasis to the bones. Luckily for all of us, the metastasis is not giving him pain!

Prior to his discharge from the hospital, he asked his daughter why is it that I was always seem so happy? My first reaction was to laugh out loud and shake my head in disbelief!!! Apparently, the patient was perplexed at this weird doctor who kept on smiling. He seems to be used to doctors who are very serious and quite frankly some even a bit snobbish.

Well, I guess I can claim that I am just trying to project to the patients that Laughter truly is the best medicine, and who else but the doctor him/herself should deliver it!!!

How can it get better than that!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Family support

For some unknown reasons, I am getting a lot of patients now with liver cancer, metastatic. All of them above 65.

Whats good about them is that even if their doctors have pronounced a Death sentence, they still believe and I agree with them, its not over until the FAT LADY sings or in this case when St. Peter calls them.

So whats more apparent in these persons is that I can't say anything about the family support. As I said to one of them, 80% of your survival now is entirely up to you! If you decide, "lets call it quits!" then there is nothing else we can do about it.

Twenty percent of the person's survival chances is the family and friends support. Time and time again I have seen it, if the family support is strong, our treatment does wonders to them, but if the family is passive, unsupportive or frankly hostile, we won't go anywhere.

So where does the doctor's or healer's help come in to play? Whether you believe it or not, its not inside the 100%, its only an extra or should we say placebo? of course a lot of people, especially doctors will disagree!

I guess its only an interesting point of view of mine.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Paranoid schizoprenia

I am humbled to meet and help a 48-yr old male who is currently semi-employed, meaning he's earning like less than $4 in lets say a week!

He was referred to me by a patient of mine, who gives him money for his anti-psychotic medications. He was on Thorazine 600mg daily! I couldn't believe he could even walk straight.

Anyway, afterwh we did Access, he was very much relieved of his paranoid delusions of someone trying to kill him. I feel so sad that he lost his job because of his delusions.

Will see him again next week I hope we can reduce the Thorazine soon!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Burned and fried to a crisp

Last week, I saw a patient who had inflammatory breast cancer, she was given radiotherapy and chemotherapy. No surgery was performed. After a year of the treatment, the cancer seems to be in remission.

However, the sad part is due to the high doses of chemo and radiotherapy, her whole left arm is now completely paralyzed with decreased sensations.

I am quite impressed at this mother of 3, who is still smiling and doesn't really seem to be very much affected with her condition. I guess, at least she's still alive and not in pain.

I hope we can bring some movements back to her arm!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Crazy Blogging

Was up all night reading this. It shows us the degradation of our society as a whole!

Good luck to all of us.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pig brain

I just came from a lecture on "new" treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases. New in the sense that he is advocating the use of neurolipids. whats new about it is that he suggest using pig brain. I dont contest that since it does make sense coz brain has a lot of the lipids you need.
Hmmmm... come to think of it the chinese eat lots of brain from animals. I think Indians also eat this delicacy.
Problem is where do you get a good source of the brain, with all the hog raisers using feeds rich in antibiotics and hormones.

Maybe wild boars will be in again.

So pig brain sausages anyone?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Close call

I was at the hospital yesterday. The patient with gastric cancer check himself to the hospital because he was so weak and in pain. His abdomen was so tense, must be due to the tumor obstruction in the rectum. 
When I saw him, he was really having a hard time I could see. He hasn't slept for days because of it. I felt so helpless I couldn't do anything for him. I did some body process anyway, and prayed for the best.

This morning, his brother called me and bring me NEWS...

He was sleeping already.

During colonoscopy, they saw the stent that was placed had an obstruction to it, food particles and fibers. So upon clearing it out, he passed all the stools that were there in his colon.\

I'm so happy and relieved to hear the GREAT NEWS!!!

In a jiffy

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful and smart lady who unfortunately was diagnosed to have depression.

She graduated from college last year but apparently was already having depression. She was given antidepressants for 6 months but mom noted she was just going "crazier."

I tried to communicate with her, she was either bored or really in a depressed mood, though I do sense she is very smart.

After I tried to pry open her real thoughts and feelings, apparently it boiled down to confusion brought about by the conflicts on her religious beliefs that were inculcated into her during her college days.

So I did Body process, and within 2 minutes, she was already twitching, kicking and arching her back like crazy. The mom who was also there started to cry (dont know why?). In 30 mins, a change started to appear, she started to smile and laugh at the slightest things.

Mom was so happy and commented that it was the first time since last year, she saw her laugh.

I felt humbled that I was given this opportunity to bring this person back to who she really IS.

How can it get better than this?


Sunday, March 02, 2008

Touching words

I had the pleasure of meeting a 67 year old mother who certainly looked younger than  her age.
She came to me because she had several mass on the pancreas and liver. 
It did looked like she had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The family have decided she not undergo biopsy or chemotherapy, however I asked her one question, which was "what do you want to do?" There was a pause for she hadn't made up her mind whether she wanted to do biopsy or not.

I told her that ultimately it must be your decision she is the master of her life not the family members
eventhough they are just looking out for her.

After we had the discussion on what she can do, while making the decision to do biopsy, she made a remark that really touched me.

She said, "I already feel better just talking to you?"

How can it get better than that?

What are the infinite possibilities for her to be healed of this condition?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I cant sleep seems like something happening soon I feel like it. I hope I'm wrong

Political unrest leading to Military takeover

I see blood all over.

Is it tonight or just my over active imaginations

Saturday, February 16, 2008

ACCESS Energy Transformation

After all the training I have done, I can say without doubt or hesitation, that the BARS Access has really completely changed on only my life and all those around me.

I thank Eva Arnott, for being so kind and generous for helping us achieve where we are now. You are still my mom, EVA! I love you and take care.

Likewise to Gary Douglas, the founder! I'm so blessed. How can it get better than this?

Anal cancer

I recently went to a 80 yr old female who is diagnosed to have anal cancer. She was obviously in pain 24/7 so she is taking morphine 10mg every 4 hours.

I feel so sad for her, I know she can do more . I did some treatment on her and immediately after she was able to eat and felt better.

Apparently, what really made her depressed was the way the doctors broke the news to her. It was like just "a matter of fact" without a hint of compassion, she as just told to go home and wait.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

BARS and Access

Its been a hectic week for me. Just had classes for BARS and Access. It was great! I feel revitalized, scrubed, bleached and spanking new!

My energy level is way way up and sleep is great even if it was only a few hours

Even my kids are doing what I'm doing, which is POC and PODing my way to everything

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Last phase of his journey

The patient with gastric cancer has now come to the part where there is no turning  back. His cancer has come back with metastasis to the rectum which has obstructed it. A stent had to be placed to relieve the obstruction. Aside from this, pulmonary and hepatic metastasis are also present.

But still.... he is adamant and hoping that chemotherapy might not be the only way out now. I don't know why he is really against it. But I respect his resolve.

However, time is not on his side on this matter anymore.

Sunday, January 06, 2008


I don't know which link to place first, but I think a little backgrounder on the events that led me to write this blog was the front page article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

I was so amazed and quite happy to see everything that is unfolding. It was last month only, when one of the persons who was at our clinic mentioned this:
  1. The Philippines will be the next healing center of the world
  2. That there will be healing stones that will cause the shift in the Catholic realms
This was what Mr. B forsaw! Oh my God, its really coming true. I was assuming that this will happen maybe 2 years down the line.

I guess not. I just hope, benevolent intentions will overcome all the other intentions that might come up. Fame can cause faltering.

I pray it will not.

I will see that MonteMaria Shrine soon!!!