Wheatgrass for cancer?
April 9, 2012 10:04 PM Subscribe
Have you or anyone you've known had luck with an alternative cancer treatment - wheatgrass in particular?
posted by gardenbex to health & fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My SO's father is ill with complications from surgery to remove cancer of the esophagus (following a round of chemo and radiation). Since the surgery, he's had a few bouts of pneumonia and temporary kidney failure. He's now on a ventilator, is being fed through a tube, can't swallor or speak. [ But hey, they got the cancer...wohoo or something like that :/ ] His kidneys are failing again and will need dialysis, but after 4 months at the hospital, the doctors are recommending shutting everything down. We don't want to give up on him. We believe that if we had a chance to boost up his immune system and he could kick the infections in the lungs, his kidneys may resume their function and he could potentially buy a few more years.
We'd like to try some alternative therapies for the reinforcement of his immune system - not necessarily alternative cancer therapies but rather, an extraordinary high immune boost. Do you or anyone you've known had luck with this? Any experience with wheatgrass in this type of situation? Potentially the most challenging - how can this be administered in a hospital setting where it's likely that the hospital won't consent to administering anything that's outside its treatement protocol? Any other creative ways that wheatgrass can be absorbed beside through the mouth?
Thanks in advance for any light you may shed on this!