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December 20th, 2017

Cancer Won Once More!!!

Cancer Won Once More!

Cancer won once more. On November 19, 2017 I lost my partner, Justine Shrider, to cancer.

She fought for a little over two years before she finally stepped back to her cancer and allowed her cancer to take over and bring her to her final destination. Home!

Cancer Won Once More!

We had 11 wonderful years together. The last two were spent fighting the cancer that was trying to take Justine’s life.

Let’s be honest, loosing your loved one to cancer is a horrific loss and a horrible thing to have to go through, but a welcome one when finally the loved one who is suffering is finally put to rest. The battle is over.

There is a relief that is unexplained. The caregiver, watches their loved one from day to day, feeling helpless to take the problem away, until that person takes their last breath. The battle is finally over.

Cancer Won Once More!

Justine was my third partner to die from cancer. The first one I was 31, the second partner I was 55 and this time I am 69. Each one was totally different.

This one I feel very peaceful about. The way Justine was able to go out was very gracious. She went out without pain and at peace. Each step seemed planned by something higher than the both of us. Justine died very graciously.

My first two partners suffered a great deal in their last hours. I made sure Justine had the medicine she was suppose to take at the times she was suppose to take them and gave her her supplements when she could take them.

I feel that I had a great deal to do with the way she left. I know she is so happy to be where she is right now and I am happy that she is there.

Cancer Won Once More!

As you can see by her picture that she looks beautiful. This picture was taken of Justine Shrider just a week before she died. No one believed that she was as sick as she was because she always had that sparkle in her eyes and she always glowed, looking beautiful. Cancer won once more!

I guess you can say cancer has played a big part of my life. I must have been put here on earth to be a caregiver of cancer.

The color pink has been totally ruined for me because when I see pink all I think about is cancer and not the color pink. I do know one thing, that no cure will save anyone’s life unless they actually want to stay here on earth to live.

Most people die from cancer because by the time it’s found it’s too late and they are already so tired of fighting cancer that they are grateful to leave and be out of their misery. Justine fought and went through more than any one human being should.

She put up a good fight, but it was just too much. Cancer won once more!

by: Pama Lyons


July 16th, 2017

Cancer and Living With Cancer On A Daily Basis!









Cancer and Living With Cancer On A Daily Basis!

Cancer is one of the most brutal and cruel diseases on the planet. This is my third partner with cancer. The first two died. This partner is fighting and moving forward in her healing and fight to not let it get her down.

Cancer Diagnosis

Two years ago her first cancer diagnosis was stage 4 thyroid cancer. Her surgery consisted of removing the thyroid, along with some lymph nodes and a jugular vein. Four months later the cancer tumor started growing back between her esophagus and her spine. It was closing off her swallowing and she was getting to the point where she was unable to barely swallow food. Her ENT doctor recommended a specialist in Birmingham who did a surgery that was not done here in Huntsville. A total laryngectomy which included the removal of her voice box. They also took a flap from her arm and rebuilt her esophagus because they had to remove her original esophagus. They had to graft skin from her thigh onto her arm. after being in and out of the hospital from infections and calcium over does she finally straightened out to a livable but hard condition. She is now 78. You can imagine how difficult this was, but she is a fighter and trooper through all this.

Losing Loved Ones from Cancer!

I had already lost two partners from cancer, you can imagine my reaction when my partner was told she had stage four thyroid cancer. My first thought was that I wanted to commit suicide. I did not want to have to go through this horrible ordeal again. What is God thinking? Why am I learning these lesson in one life span? Can’t I learn one lesson in each life span? Why am I the one who is always watching the person that is most important in my life die a horrible death? When her cancer came back the second time I pulled up my britches along with her two sons and family and we pulled through this one. The doctor said that they got all the tumor so therefore no extra treatments were needed. Just to keep an eye out and keep track of how she is progressing.

Cancer CT Scans!

Scheduled for her first CT to make sure that cancer had not come back. Prior to that, she had a swollen lymph node come up on her neck. She did not tell me about this when it happened but waited until the appointment for her first CT. The doctor was concerned and wanted to remove it and do a biopsy. She agreed before thinking about it and was under the impression it was going to be an outpatient procedure and nothing to it. The more we got into it the more it felt like possible major surgery might be involved. She decided to cancel it and decided that she did not want to be bothered with any more medical procedures. She had had enough.

ENT for Cancer Screening!

She wanted her regular doctor to take over her care of keeping an eye out on her cancer. They sent her back to see her ENT specialist here. Her doctor examined the swollen lymph node. He recommended that she do a needle biopsy to check if it had cancer. She decided she did not want to know and take one day at a time. You can imagine the daily fear but she is so brave. You would not know that fear is involved.

This has been a stressful journey for both of us. Healing sessions on her have held off my depression. I no longer feel I need the help of medication.  So I will continue to do the healing session on her plus she has agreed to take Frankincense, in hope that this will keep her cancer at bay and it will never return.


March 17th, 2013

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

Since it’s St Patrick’s Day, I thought you drinking people would like to know what beer does for you. I can’t say that it is totally good for you and of course depends on how much you consume like everything else, so have fun with this. I have to disagree about the cancer fighting properties. My partner drank beer everyday all day for years, yet she died of throat cancer. Not pleasant. You have to do everything in moderation. Anything you over due is not good for you.

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It’s no secret that St. Patrick’s Day is a beer lover’s favorite holiday. What might be a secret is that beer actually has some health benefits. That’s not to say that if drinking one beer is good, drinking a whole 12-pack is better.

Keep in mind that old saying “everything in moderation.” If you don’t, then drinking too much will have the opposite effect on your heart, your liver, your bones, and completely erase any benefits you might gain.

So what is considered a moderate amount of beer? Experts say that for men it’s two, 12-ounce beers a day; for women one, 12-ounce beer a day.

So as long as you don’t over-imbibe, here are some ways that beer is actually good for you.

Beer contains natural antioxidants and vitamins, and dark beers, that go through very a high temperature roasting process contain more of these than lighter brews. And, if you drink a dark beer that contains fruits with even more antioxidants in them, you can boost this benefit even more.

Beer is a great way to keep hydrated since it is over 90 percent water. And, a recent study from Finland indicates that beer can help prevent kidney stones. This is likely due to beer’s high water content and ability to prevent dehydration. There is also evidence that the hops in beer may prevent kidney stones by slowing bone’s release of calcium, a main contributor to kidney stones.

The soluble fiber in beer can help lower the risk of heart disease. Like other fiber-rich foods like oats or barley, it can help lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.

Beer can help strengthen your bones. Beer is rich in the element silicon, which has been linked to better bone density.

As I wrote a few weeks ago, it’s a good idea to drink local brews to support the local community and the environment. But, micro brews also provide you with more health benefits because they typically contain more hops than other beers. There are polyphenols in hops, which help kill viruses, lower cholesterol and fight cancer.

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March 16th, 2013

7 Ways to Lick Your Sugar Cravings for Good

This information is good. I really need to follow it. Talk about having a sweet tooth. I seem to have to have something every day. I would love to get out of that habit. I’m taking green tea extract and green coffee extract daily to help me with my weight problem. I think it’s starting to work. I will let you know. The fresh fruits and veggies is what we mainly need to stick too. So much healthier for you than food with sugar in them. Enjoy this article.

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Do you want your ice cream, cake and your candy too? Now you can lick those sugar cravings for good with natural foods, nutrients and food timing tricks. Here are 7 ways to send your sweet tooth packing:

Saffron: Research shows that an extract of the spice saffron (Crocus sativus) gets to the root of sweet cravings and helps eliminate them. It appears to work by regulating brain pathways in what is now referred to as the “Feed-Feedback Cycle.” In one study published in Nutrition Research researchers found that between-meal snacking (used as a measure of cravings) was reduced by 55% when participants took saffron extract. Another study published in the journal Nutraveris found that between-meal snacking was reduced by 51% in women after only 4 weeks of taking the saffron extract.

Snacking: Sugar cravings often arise from low blood sugar levels. It’s the body’s way of letting us know that it needs more energy to fuel our cells. But, don’t just choose any snack. Choose a healthy option. Eating sugar when you have sugar cravings just creates a vicious cycle that’s hard to break, causing a rapid rise in blood sugar levels that will come crashing down within an hour or two, inspiring more sugar cravings. Snacking every two to three hours on healthy snacks stabilizes blood sugar levels, stopping sugar cravings in their tracks.

Protein: Protein foods break down slowly, gradually releasing energy to the body as it needs it, keeping blood sugar levels stable. Most people assume the only protein foods are meat or poultry but that’s not the case. There are many excellent vegetarian protein foods, including: lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, pinto beans, cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, avocados, quinoa and so many other delicious options.

Chromium: While it is an important mineral, chromium is often overlooked. It helps maintain strong arteries, blood and heart health, and it also plays a significant role in alleviating a “sweet tooth.” Chromium lessens crav­ings, mood swings and weight gain linked to fluctuating blood sugar levels since it helps to keep them balanced. Chromium also plays an important role in energy production in our bodies so supplementing with chromium can give energy levels a boost too. Chromium is also naturally found in many whole grains, Romaine lettuce, onions, beans, legumes and ripe tomatoes. Supplementing with 200 to 500 micrograms of chromium daily can help reduce cravings.

Water: Our body sends us messages when it needs something. Due to most people’s tendency toward food, we may misinterpret dehydration as hunger pangs. I always tell my clients to drink a large glass of pure water when they have a sweet tooth and wait 30 minutes. Most of the time the cravings disappear.

Fiber: Similar to protein foods, eating fiber helps to stabilize blood sugar levels to prevent rapid spikes and drops, thereby reducing or eliminating cravings altogether.

How to Eat More Fiber at Every Meal

Fruit: When nothing but something sweet will satisfy your sugar cravings, have a piece of fruit. It comes with lots of minerals, vitamins, fiber, and phytonutrients that not only help slow the absorption of its natural sugars, they also help with healing and improving overall health. There are so many delicious fruits to choose from. Just keep some on hand when you have a snack attack.

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March 14th, 2013


This is a pet peeve of mine. I have watched two of my partners die of cancer, my cousin this year from breast cancer and several of my relatives die of cancer through the years. They all taken those horrible treatments. They all suffered greatly and died agonizing deaths. Every time I see someone asking for money to go to the Cancer Society, makes me want to gag. The billions if not trillions of dollars that go to this organization for the BIG cancer cure, is so bogus it’s not even funny. This is the richest so called charity in the world. WERE IS THE CANCER CURE? There is absolutely no excuse in my book why they haven’t found the cure. My cousin who died in January of this year, was an RN. She told me that her doctor received thousands of dollars in kick backs for the kemo treatments her doctors patients had to take, not counting the thousands of dollars that are made from the pharmaceutical companies. Cancer treatment is just a big money game and the only ones enjoying it are the doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Also I know for a fact if you allow to be cute on, it automatically spreads the cancer cells. Another thing my cousin told me. Why did she do the treatments you ask? Out of fear of course. thinking that if you don’t take them you will die. The fact is most people die because they take them. You can heal yourself and keep your body healthy. It’s not easy and it takes work, but if you want to live cancer free, you need to take charge of yourself. Do it before you get cancer. I truly hope you get something out of this article I am sharing with you. Please tell your friends about it, so they can share this valuable information with their loved ones. And don’t waste anymore of your money donating to the cancer society. They should have a cure by now. The cure is in yourself.

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from Johns Hopkins


1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.

What cancer cells feed on:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.


April 7th, 2010

How to Recycle…Everything

Have you ever found yourself about to chuck a bunch of packing material? I have and I can kick myself for it. I sell used books on Amazon and at times I could use some packing material. One time my partner saw some listed on Freecycle. The man who listed it had five big boxes of packing material that saved me a bunch of money and really came in handy. There are all kinds of usages for things and we should really keep an eye out for them. You would be surprised on the money you can save on something as simple as packing material, w hich by the way is very expensive in the stores. Now and then I have to puchase a roll of brown paper to wrap my books and also bubble paper. It really adds up so it’s great if ywe are able to save these kinds of things and also give them to someone who can use them.

Here is a list of a ton of stuff you can recycle.

“Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle! Please do not use the recycling bin for refuse.

GLASS Food and beverage containers; clear, green and brown bottles and jars up to 1 gallon in size. All other glass including window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, Pyrex, ceramic, porcelain, drinking glasses. Remove and discard lids and caps; labels OK; rinse and place in bin.
METAL Aluminum and tin food and beverage cans, up to 1 gallon in size; aluminum foil and pie plates. Aluminum and steel aerosol cans containing non-hazardous materials and 3 gallon #10 cans such as coffee containers All other metal containers including aerosol containing hazardous materials or paint cans, cleaning fluid and poison containers, scrap metal. Rinse empty containers and place in bin; can lids OK in can; labels OK.
PLASTICS Small and wide mouth containers marked on the bottom with a (PETE OR PET); or a (HDPE) up to one gallon in size. Containers with other numbers or no numbers; containers larger than three gallons; plastic bags, motor oil and anti-freeze containers; even if marked with a “1” or “2”. Make sure container has a “1”or “2” on the bottom; remove and discard cap or lid; labels OK; rinse and place in bin.
NEWSPAPER, CATALOGS, MAGAZINES, JUNK MAIL & SHREDDED PAPER Clean, dry newspaper, (and inserts), magazines and catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, stationery, bills, shredded paper, envelopes with windows. NOTE: Must be less than 2 months old, or goes out in trash. All other paper including soiled paper, telephone books, non-paper bags such as plastic or TYVEK, overnight delivery envelopes, bubble wrap, books of any kind, greeting cards, gift wrap and product samples. Paper material can be loose, tied or bagged in paper bags. Loose paper must be place on the bottom of your recycling bin to prevent it from becoming wind blown.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD Clean cardboard with a wavy middle layer of brown paper. Pizza boxes, wax coated cardboard. Flatten boxes, remove packing material, tie in bundles with string; place in or beside bin. 3′ x 3′ maximum size.
Cereal, cracker, shoe boxes and shirt boxes, beverage cartons and six-pack cartons Boxboard with wax, plastic or foiled coating and boxboard that has been contaminated by food. Flatten boxes, remove plastic cereal bag, place in paper bag or tie in bundles with string; place in or beside bin.
MILK CARTONS & JUICE BOXES Residential aseptic packages including the gable shaped paper containers (milk-type containers) up to one gallon in size, and the small, single serving juice boxes Any aseptic package over one gallon size. The cartons and juice boxes must be empty, with straws and caps removed, and the larger gable shaped cartons must be rinsed clean.


Unacceptable Curbside Recyclable Items

  • Plastic bags (even if they have a “1” or “2”)- drop off at grocery or department store.
  • Plastic, clay or porcelain flower pots and flats (even if they have a “1” or “2”)
  • Antifreeze, motor oil, and pesticide containers (even if marked with a “1” or “2”)
  • Paint Cans
  • Aerosol Cans that contained paint or solvent based hazardous material
  • Pots and pans – These items can be recycled at the town’s small metal collection
  • Mirror or auto glass
  • Ceramic plates and cups
  • Drinking glasses and Pyrex containers
  • Crystal
  • Clothes hangers – Return to cleaner.
  • Light bulbs: Incandescent – Dispose as weekly refuse. Fluorescent tubes or compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL’S) must be brought to Electronics or Hazardous waste collections
  • Pizza boxes (even if corrugated – too much grease and cheese!) Frozen pizza boxes are OK.
  • Foiled beverage cartons or other foiled boxboard
  • Books
  • Telephone books – Check with SBC/AT&T for drop off locations
  • Spiral bound notebooks – Remove spiral and recycle paper
  • Automotive Batteries – See Recycling Center
  • Motor Oil – See Recycling Center
  • Antifreeze – See Recycling Center
  • Rechargeable Batteries are a state-mandated recyclable item. Some electronics retail outlets will take and recycle these batteries. Please check your local phonebook or the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, for recycling locations. Currently there are more than 20 drop off locations within a four mile radius of West Hartford Center. Rechargeable batteries may also be brought to West Hartford electronics collections. Check the Special Collections section for dates and times.

Consider Donating!

Items in usable condition can often be donated to a number of nonprofit organizations or second hand stores. Many organizations will also pick up your donation.

Donating used and unwanted items not only helps the organization but also reduces the amount of trash in the waste stream. Scheduling this type of collection is easy, free of charge and often qualifies for a tax deduction. Everyone benefits!

Salvation Army –
Goodwill Industries –
Freecycle – Posts items to be given away for free.”