By Civey Conway, cancer survivor

Last May, I profiled Civey as a Mom on the Move to celebrate her defeat over Stage IV lung cancer. A little over a year ago, she was given six months to two years to live. She endured just four chemotherapy treatments, and then chose to stop. Today she is in remission – thanks in large part she says – to alkalizing her body and constant prayer. Her story fascinates me and I asked her to blog about the basics of an alkaline diet –something that could benefit anyone, not just cancer patients. Her suggestions are below. I’d love to hear what you think! ~ Katie

In 1931, Dr.Otto Warberg received the Nobel Prize for discovering the cause of cancer. He discovered that the primary cause for cancer is a low alkaline pH, or in other words, high acidity of the body. Basically, he concluded that “cancer cannot exist in an alkalized environment.” When I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, this knowledge led me to research how to alkalize my body. I was not given a good prognosis from my doctors at that time as the cancer had spread to my bones, liver and brain so I was quite desperate to get my body alkalized as fast as possible.

The first and most important thing that I attribute to alkalizing my body was installing a machine onto our kitchen spigot to strip out the added chemicals and raise the pH level of our drinking water. The machine we used is called a Kangen water machine by Enagic. This machine is used in Japan in their hospitals as a medical device as they treat their patients with high alkaline water for various diseases. By drinking 6 to 8 glasses of this purified water a day, it helped my body return to a balanced healthy alkalized state.

In addition to the water, I learned that eating leafy green raw vegetables was also a great way to alkalize your body so my family purchased a Vitamix blender to blenderize such vegetables into a green shake. This concoction of vegetables such as kale, swiss chard, arugula, spinach, red cabbage, etc. is an excellent way of both boosting your immune system and alkalizing your body. It has become quite popular among athletes and health conscious people and leaves your body feeling very refreshed. Of course, we use the high pH Kangen water as the base for those shakes.

Doing this and by drastically modifying my diet, my cancer markers dropped from 99 to normal in just 8 months. All cancer is dead and tumors have died and disappeared. My largest tumor was on my right lung – over 7 centimeters! I did not have surgery to remove any tumor. I am convinced that the body that God made for us is capable of fighting and defeating cancer if we can just figure out how to return to the natural healthy foods and water that God provided to sustain us.

I recommend that everyone obtain a book of alkaline versus acidic foods and do everything possible to eat a majority of alkaline foods. Also, eliminate sugar as it is highly acidic and very harmful to the body. Artificial sweeteners are even more acidic to the body with the exception of pure stevia, which is a natural plant.

It is my personal belief that traditional chemotherapy is the wrong approach to cancer based upon what I have learned and what worked for me. But I am not a doctor and everyone who is diagnosed with this horrible disease must wade through this process and decide how they want to approach it. All I know is what worked for me and I give all credit to God who I feel led my every step through the prayers of hundreds of people praying for me this past year.

According to Health Extremist, here are the top seven foods to help alkalize your body:
~ Lemons
~ Leafy greens
~ Root vegetables
~ Cucumbers and Celery
~ Garlic
~ Cruciferous vegetables
~ Avocados

Have you heard of this kind of diet? Let us know what you think!