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CLL The Cure is in the Grocery Store

Posted by: Denise on: October 5, 2018

Last night my husband and I had what we call “fast food” for dinner. Don’t raise your eyebrows; it’s not what you think. I tend to cook an elaborate dinner, in quantity suitable for leftovers, about three times a week. After that, we either eat leftovers combined with freshly steamed vegetables or a raw salad, […]

CLL and Intermittent Fasting

Posted by: Denise on: September 25, 2018

Intermittent fasting has become quite the craze. Google it and you will see countless pages, including many youtube.com videos touting its safety and effectiveness. I agree…to a point. It turns out I’ve been intermittent fasting for years – but didn’t realize it. Does that sound crazy? Let me explain. Before I started a truly healthy […]

CLL: How to Eat

Posted by: Denise on: August 28, 2018

Please notice that the name of this article is not ‘what’ to eat, but how. We all think we know how to eat. After all, we’ve been doing this since birth. But sometimes we need a reminder. Let’s start with a scientific fact. Our immune system is strongly related to our gut, also known as […]

CLL Book…Taking Topics

Posted by: Denise on: July 19, 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about writing a CLL book. I still want to! (I still haven’t.) I have compiled a list of important topics to be covered. I will list below. I’m taking suggestions. What would you like in a book like this (that isn’t included in the topics below)? I can’t […]

CLL Diagnosis: 16 Natural Things to do

Posted by: Denise on: November 7, 2017

When people first find my site, CLLAlternatives.com, it’s generally because either they—or someone they care about—has recently been diagnosed. Of all the gut-punches a person can sustain in their life, this is probably the worst. Even the word leukemia itself strikes terror. A blood cancer. A death sentence.   I get emails and postings from […]

CLL: Curable? Manageable?

Posted by: Denise on: September 1, 2017

Hello, It’s September 1st of 2017, and I thought I just might be overdue on making a post here. An update, if you will. I’m doing fine. Great, even. As a matter of fact I pay more attention to my signs of aging than I do my CLL, which is amazing! When I realign my […]

Supplements for CLL

Posted by: Denise on: January 25, 2017

I recently was emailed a request to update my CLL supplement list. My list of supplements is long, but not everything I take is because of CLL. I’m 61 (and a half), so like most people, I have other issues as well. I will therefore give a reason for each supplement I take. The first […]

Carob-Coconut Oil Bars for CLL

Posted by: Denise on: May 4, 2016

I’ve been asked by a few of my CLL buddies to share some of the recipes I use in my daily life—in my quest for optimal health. One of the items I make at least each week, and eat nearly every single day are Carob-Coconut Bars. Coconut oil is a natural for anyone trying to improve […]

Alive and Well with CLL — 14.5 years now and counting…

Posted by: Denise on: February 19, 2016

I’ve been so busy with my life lately, that I’ve neglected posting here on my CLL web site. The good news is that I’m doing well! My numbers have been improving. I’m stable, and therefore have been able to concentrate on other things in my life: like my work and my grandkids. (Jared, pictured at […]

CLL and the Wheat-Free Diet

Posted by: Denise on: October 28, 2015

This is a guest post by Eric Clark, a fellow CLL manager who has graciously offered to write on his like-minded thoughts for this web site: Wheat-Less Wisdom – #1 As Humans – Homo Sapiens – we have evolved uniquely over the past 2.5 million years distinguished initially by our use of fire to cook meat. […]