Wooo hooo! My blood levels are good and even a little better than my last check four months ago. The hematologist has declared my T-cell LGL leukemia dormant and I don’t have to see him again until February. I think all the green tea I drink and the olive leaf extract I take has an immeasurable amount to do with my amazing improvement. Not to overlook the power of prayer. The leukemia didn’t just go back to sleep on its own. When I was initially diagnosed back in May of 2010, I was well on my way to needing the big guns treatment, say within a year, the doctor predicted, and I saw him every 4-6 weeks as he wanted to keep a close eye on me. But through research, which comes naturally to this author, I discovered how to help myself and hope to inspire others.
I drink 2 quarts of freshly brewed green tea a day, broken up into pints, and take one–two olive leaf capsules daily. I used to take three, morning, noon and night, but have cut back some. Initially the olive leaf made me feel worse, which I’ve read is a result of it cleaning out toxins and means it’s working. I’ve stuck with this regime day in and day out for over two years now, and will continue to do so. Vitamin C and Vitamin D are also recommended and ToCoQ10.
Now, if I can just get my gluten intolerance under control and figure out the many hidden sources of gluten so I can truly manage my diet and not destroy my gut. And yes, I’ve discovered gluten in some kinds of tea, but Yogi Green Tea with Kombucha, to which I attribute my greatest benefits in getting my chronic leukemia to go back to sleep, is gluten-free. As are the olive leaf extract capsules I take from Olivus.
***Disclaimer: this is my experience, and may not be yours, but if you have chronic leukemia or some other debilitating condition and have no contradictions for drinking green tea or taking olive leaf (check cautions on the Olivus site in the link above) then what have you got to lose? Quite possibly much to gain.
*Royalty free images of Tea cup and Tea farm
***Many of these herbs, supplements, and the tea are available from Vitacost.com. Here’s a link for their Coupon Page.