Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Anti-Cancer Treatments: Inhaled Methyl Jasmonate

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a missed cancer diagnosis?

I just received 20 mg of methyl jasmonate today from Australia. I had used this back in 2008 or 2009 for two months and it seemed to help my CFS a lot, but there wasn't as much in the medical literature about MJ back then so I never blogged about it. I just used 20 mg. and got well enough to move on with my life for a while. It pretty much put me in a 4-5 year remission. Partial, at least.

Well, now I have a stony hard cystic posterior cervical lymph node, and have been feeling like I am dying since November 2014 (I will talk about what I think caused the relapse in another post soon, it has to do with squirting a live flu virus, FluMist, up my nose, as I was never told by my doctors or their radiologists that I had cancer in my nasal turbinates) . . . so hoping this will put me back into a remission.

Because I was feeling so ill, my (new) doctor ordered me an MRI at UConn Health Center (at my request, I am no longer a patient at UCHC) on the day after Christmas 2014, and it looks like the "artifact" in my jawbone from December 2000 is still there (and still not mentioned in the UCHC radiology report, see below):

(^ Back when I still had bone marrow in my mandible)

Why are these jawbone tumors not mentioned in my radiology reports from UConn Hospital, which has a large DENTAL and medical school, and where I should have been able to be easily referred to an oral surgeon for biopsy?

What are they hiding? 

If the technician had not let me see my MRI scan, UCHC never would told me it was there!

When I asked Thomas Manger, MD (my PCP at the time) if it could be cancer, he simply said "If it is cancer, it will make itself known."

Ok, I get it, early cancer detection is not a possibility at UCHC.

So I was diagnosed instead with "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" by the neuro-oncologist (she only looked at the brain, not the entire head) at UConn who read these scans in January 2001, Dr. Thomas Manger's report above, based on the 2-3mm cerebella ectopia or "slight chiari malformation", severe fatigue, orthostatic hypotension, positive ANA titer and night sweats seen in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients.

"Head, of the advocacy group, said many patients think of chronic fatigue syndrome as “a deeply inappropriate and insulting name.”“We wouldn’t call lung cancer ‘chronic coughing syndrome,’ ” she said."

I eventually went and picked up my scans, and took a bunch of Medical Courses last year, frustrated that doctors can not figure out the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. And I learned how to read MRIs too. Trust me, doctors know what causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

Karen Allen Lymphoma Survivor:
“But in the back of my mind, I knew I was sick,” Karen says. “Of course I looked online at my symptoms, but I couldn’t really find anything. I’d had a lump under my jaw that had always been dismissed. 
One day in the shower, Karen saw several lumps along her rib cage."

Also, while looking over my newest MRI scans, I noticed bright nasal turbinates on Diffusion Weighted Images.

Bright nasal turbinates could be caused by lymphoma.

"In the smaller volume lymphomas, there is a tendency to spread a a diffuse thin sheet of tumor along the walls of the nasal cavity to envelop the nasal turbinates." Radiological Imaging in Hematological Malignancies, 2004

So it makes total sense that inhaled Methyl Jasmonate would work on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that is being caused by an indolent lymphoma, as indolent lymphomas spread to the nasal turbinates. This may be what causes the fatigue and headaches and brain fog associated with CFS.

Methyl Jasmonate Protocol: Methyl Jasmonate. 2 grams five times a month via aerosol inhalation. MJ can also be administered in a 70% DMSO gel directly into the hair follicles of the arm pit (for introduction into the lymphatic system), on the scrotum for the treatment of prostate cancer, or directly on surface cancers such as skin and breast cancer.

The intent is that after 3 months on the protocol the immune system will take over. 

This is the best inhaler to use (available at CVS):

Methyl Jasmonate and Lymphoma:
Jasmonates induce nonapoptotic death in high-resistance mutant p53-expressing B-lymphoma cells (2005)

From the current medical literature:

Methyl Jasmonate: Putative Mechanisms of Action on Cancer Cells Cycle, Metabolism, and Apoptosis (2014)

More from PubMed

Wikipedia: "Methyl jasmonate induces cytochrome c release in the mitochondria of cancer cells, leading to cell death, but does not harm normal cells. To be specific, it can cause cell death in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells taken from human patients with this disease and then treated in tissue culture with methyl jasmonate. Treatment of isolated normal human blood lymphocytes did not result in cell death."


I also intend to use Dichloroacetate (DCA) this time, which I will blog about next and resume taking after the swollen lymph node is removed. I did take it for two days, on Valentine's Day and the following day, but felt like it was shrinking my lymph node, so I stopped. That lymph node is all I have to get a diagnosis, as no oral surgeon has been willing to biopsy my mandible for the last fourteen years.

"DCA is most definitely not quackery." ~ David Gorski 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Interior Design and Faux Painting:

That's me at Sacred Movement Yoga in Bishop's Corner, West Hartford, a yoga studio that I just finished designing with Johnny Frechette. Check out the before and after pictures at my new website, Inside Artists. Let me know what you think!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Health Update: Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder

My mixed connective tissue disease is back.
I recently had a positive ANA titer again. 1:640. Speckled.
Mixed connective tissue tissue disease could carry a high rate of malignancy. Ugh.
I am currently on a gluten-free (for over a year now).
But my night-sweats are back and my fatigue levels are up.
My Vitamin D levels are good (51 at last check) though.
I will try a strict paleo diet and check back in later.

I wonder if all that farmed salmon I ate this summer at the Market in Hartford (in the all you can eat $7 salad) had anything to do with my titer becoming positive again. Plus, I'd bet the salmon at Whole Foods salad bar is farmed as well. I've eaten salmon there too recently. I had no idea they vaccinated farmed salmon! Ew! And all of the vaccine toxins are stored in the fat of the fish, and you eat them.

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: "A rheumatologist may suspect mixed connective tissue disease if a patient appears to have lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, polymyositis, Sjögren's syndrome, lymphoma or viral pericarditis but also has symptoms of the other conditions as well."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Faux Painting: Pearl Metallic Finish

Just finished a sample board for my next project using pearl metallic paints:

I'll be using an over-scale damask pattern by Royal Design Studios ~ this stencil was for sample-making purposes only.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Inside Artists' Homes . . .

Cool pics from Flavorwire ~ take a peek inside the homes of a few famous artists . . .

My fave: West Village Home of Julian Schnabel (via NY mag)

Vanity Fair Goes To The Schneighborhood

Check out more artists' homes (including Georgia O'Keefe and Keith Haring) here . . .
Creative Habitation: Inside Artists' Living Spaces

Now that I live at ArtSpace Hartford, I'm thinking a good article for my new website Inside Artists would be to take a peek into the homes of the wonderful artists that live here . . . I am amazed at how uniquely different they all are!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Color: Design Seeds

FABULOUS website for color schemes: Design Seeds

Check them out!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

I've Moved . . .

In case you're wondering why I haven't been blogging as much as I used to, here is one of the reasons:

After sixteen years of living in beautiful rural New Hartford, where I raised my two super boys, Leo and Cosmo, I've just moved into a gorgeous 2br artist's loft in Downtown Hartford with my boyfriend, Johnny Frechette Super Fine Artist. The boys will be joining us as soon as we unpack and the school year is over.

Check it out:

I am also planning to launch a new and improved interactive website soon called Inside Artists (with an "s") that will feature many guest bloggers: environmentally friendly artists, decorators, designers, natural health care researchers and healers ~ we are all inside artists.

I am currently working on getting together the funds to purchase a new computer, digital SLR camera, and any other equipment or help that I need to pull it off ~ and I promise you will LOVE it!!

In the meantime, if you haven't done so already, please friend me on Facebook, as I actively use this site to update friends and family on all natural health issues, and join my Dana Herbert Inside Artist page to follow my art and design project updates.

I will also be posting "after" pictures of our new space once I am finished unpacking ~ but be patient. I had only 28 days (the month of February) to move out of my old apartment and I am completely wiped out! I didn't think it would even be possible, but Johnny was a huge help.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Faux Painting: Wall Mural by Melissa Barbieri

I love this wall mural by Melissa Barbieri.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

California Highlights: Lunch at Cru

One of the really fun things I did in California was have lunch at Cru, a raw foods restaurant in Silver Lake, with raw foods superstars Debbie Young and Barbara Ellingson, two amazing women beating cancer with a raw foods diet . . .
Debbie Young, Barbara Ellingson, Sammy Young, Jim Ellingson, Johnny Frechette and Dana Herbert

The food was delicious, and gluten-free!! Check out the menu here. Here is what we ordered, each dish was a work of art:

Dana Herbert and Debbie Young

Check out Debbie's blogs:
Debbie Does Raw
Grass Fed Momma

Check out Barb and Jim's Primal Diet website.

And check out Johnny's Super Fine Artist Fan Page on Facebook.

Johnny and I had more fun with Debbie, Sammy, Barb and Jim, so stayed tuned for more California Highlights posts . . .