Healthy lifestyle helps cancer warrior to triumph over disease

“I am cancer-totally free! Tears of joy!” 

Dina Zulueta, a wife, mother, yoga teacher, mindfulness meditation instructor, and key mover of the Save the Trees Coalition primarily based in Pampanga, shared her concept of pleasure with matching satisfied and crying emojis on Wednesday, March 15, following getting optimistic results from her positron emission tomography (PET) scan.

It marked the second time she overcame a daily life-threatening health-related problem posed by cancer.

Dina’s 1st bout transpired in 2000 when she had been diagnosed with phase 4 lymphoma. 

Her youngest daughter was just 10 months aged at the time, and her preliminary reaction was, “Hindi ako puwedeng mamatay! (I won’t die!)” 

Dina, who was 33 years outdated then, experienced missing her mother at the identical age and did not want her youngsters to encounter the same loss.

She sought direction from Dr. Omar Arabia II, a nutritional oncologist, who prescribed protocols for her that integrated a diet regime rich in certain fruits and vegetables while avoiding meat and processed foods. 

Dina followed the prescribed protocols and underwent chemotherapy, in the end accomplishing remission.

2nd time

In 2021, Dina felt anything in her breast and was suggested to endure a biopsy and chemotherapy. She was identified with breast cancer. 

She was decided, even so, to avoid going by means of the chemotherapy process all over again. She reported, “I have been as a result of all that right before.” 

After reflecting on her knowledge, Dina recognized that she experienced been less than monumental anxiety thanks to her involvement with the STC’s combat to protect 259 trees on the Fil-Am Friendship Road in Pampanga from staying felled as section of a street-widening challenge by the Department of Community Operates and Highways (DPWH). 

(The STC is at the moment attractive the court’s determination to dissolve a short term environmental safety get [TEPO].)

“They are historic acacia and balete (genus Ficus) trees that type a cover!” she exclaimed.

Dina had recovered from her initial disease, and she had once in a while indulged in processed foods and sweet treats.

Using the holistic route

Panic set in for Dina when she acquired the information about her situation, but she refused to function on it. Rather, she turned to meditation. 

She consulted with Dr. Arabia who approved juicing, supplementation, and enema to increase her immune program ahead of her mastectomy. 

Dina recalled remaining instructed by the medical doctor, “We have to protected your human body in advance of they choose it out so that your physique can acquire it.”

There was also a different problem: her tooth fillings.

Dina experienced also sought the suggestions of Dr. Rico Jose Manuel “Bok” David, whom she experienced satisfied by means of a team that invitations speakers for their discussions. 

In an interview with Rappler, David spelled out that practical medicine does not supply a treatment for most cancers but can deliver assist and complementary therapy in the course of the system.

David begins his remedy procedure by having patients complete a 17-web site questionnaire, which will help evaluate the underlying will cause of several health problems. 

He then works to do away with harmful factors and change them with healthier alternatives, these types of as swapping processed foodstuff for greens.

“In Dina’s case, we appeared into toxicity concentrations. There have been scientific tests that have uncovered that higher amounts of mercury toxicity are joined to some cancers. [In years past], dental amalgam fillings contained a large total of mercury,” David claimed.

He said the detoxification ability varies amid folks. “It is not the similar for every single particular person because every single particular person can detoxify. In Dina’s case, she was pretty pressured and her immune procedure was weak. But these are exclusive instances, and use to only 10% of the inhabitants.”

Dina underwent an highly-priced take a look at that essential samples of her hair, blood, and urine. Because these exams had been not available in the Philippines, the samples were despatched to a international laboratory.

The success confirmed that Dina’s stage was in the 99th percentile which, according to Dina, intended that amongst all the individuals who experienced been tested, a lot less than 1% experienced a increased amount than hers.

To handle the problem, Dina had her amalgam fillings eliminated from six of her tooth and drilled out of 3 other folks suspected to incorporate lesser amounts of mercury. 

“It was so unpleasant! But my dentist was so compassionate all over the entire course of action,” she recounted.

Apart from getting rid of the fillings, Dina followed David’s prescription of a diet prosperous in fruits and vegetables and devoid of processed foodstuff and sweets such as cakes and donuts. 

The health practitioner also recommended supplementation and infusion as part of her mercury detoxing approach.

Therapeutic path

In February 2023, Dina underwent tests for mercury degrees in her blood and urine right after 6 months of adhering to protocols. 

She obtained the outcomes on March 8 – by the way, International Women’s Working day and her youngest child’s 23rd birthday – and confirmed that her mercury amounts experienced long gone down from .0352 micrograms for every gram to only .0049 ug/g.

“I did my exploration and I meditated lengthy and challenging on it. I listened to my physique, and selected the path to well being that really resonated with me,” she said.

Acknowledging the aid she obtained during her journey, Dina credited her spouse and children, including her partner Obet, daughters Pau, Miles, and Bea, and helpers Mhai and Zhed. She also expressed gratitude to her other physicians – Dr. Gab Cruz, Dr. May perhaps Cuballes, and Dr. Angel Aquino – as very well as friends.

“I know and I experience they helped significant time,” she explained.

Now 54 several years old, Dina says she feels pleased, “I really feel fantastic and I really feel potent!” Most importantly, it has been verified that she is most cancers-free of charge!  –

Mari-An Santos is an Aries Rufo Fellow.