In September 2016 my mother Litsa was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

In an instant my whole life changed and I’ve had to learn do many things in so little time, talking about it on my radio show and especially talking to you guys about it has truly been a gift. I feel we’ve not only shared so much great advice, but also created a community that’s here to stay. Please leave a comment below or email me directly. We will be updating this page regularly.

DISCLAIMER: we’ve mostly talked about cancer on the show – please consult your doctor before trying any of these things, to make sure it’s right for you.

  • Keep a notebook and track how you/your loved one is feeling, and anything the doctor says
  • Counseling is very important – cancer and other diseases are often emotional, so getting some emotional support can be a vital factor in healing
  • Ask for a Healing Dog – If you’re ever in a hospital, you can always ask for a healing therapy dog
  • Don’t be afraid to re-draft a release – You can always go through a release form before getting a medical procedure (or any time in life) and make edits.
  • When it comes to medical care remember, “East meets West is best” – A mixture of holistic and traditional medicine usually does the trick healing from illness
  • Wolfberries – more info here
  • Hyperbaric Chambers – more info here
  • Hinoki Essential Oil is energizing and uplifting to the mind. Hinoki wood has a spicy, lemon scent, is light pinkish-brown in color, and is highly rot resistant. In Japan, it is also valued as an oil of relaxation and is often placed in baths.
  • DMSO – read the research here
  • Hyperthermia therapy – read the research here
  • AHCC – read more here
  • Anti-inflammatory diet: There’s little doubt that the pursuit of a healing diet begins with a menu high in vegetables, fruits, wild meats and sprouted seeds rich with omega-3 benefits. The evidence is clear that such anti-inflammatory foods can regulate the immune system and impact the way inflammation affects our bodies and our lives.
  • Aloe Vera Juice in ice cube makers to ease radiation burns
  • A liter of water, half a lemon and a tsp baking soda
  • One of our listeners, named Kim is a non-toxic educator and consultant (how cool is that??!) – check out what she does here: Happy Healthy Non Toxic
  • Bring a trusted “smart” friend to the doctor appointments, so that you can discuss the best course of action, they might see things differently because they aren’t as attached to the patient
  • Optune machine – begin your research here
  • Try Ningxa Red – Listener Tamera says it’s high in anti-oxidants and has been known to help treat cancer. from Living Essential Oils.
  • Frankincense essential oil – Tamera says this also can help, read more about it here
  • Book: Never Fear Cancer Again by Raymond Francis – Listener Liz recommends this book
  • Jelly Beans – Listener Kathleen who has survived cancer says she was eating a lot of jelly beans 🙂
  • Pomegranates – Kathleen also said Pomegranates can along with other anti-oxidant rich foods can help battle cancer!
  • Dandelion – many people think of the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as a pesky weed, but it is actually chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D+minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc.
  • Laura suggested to look into the Hippocrates Institute in Florida  – Their goal is to assist people in taking responsibility for their lives and to help them internalize and actualize an existence free from premature aging, disease and needless pain.
  • Our listener Rachael email and told us about to check out this page about Cheryl Broyles – a long-time survivor  (diagnosed in 2000!). Rachael’s mom has glioblastoma, and she’s going strong on 3 years now! Sending love & prayers your way.
  • Fellow Patriots fan Kelly shared this with us: EOs have super powerful properties that can assist the body’s natural ability to heal & works well with traditional treatments. Read more about it here
  • Christina contacted us on Facebook to tell us about Michael Anne McAllister, RN & IVC Infusions – which her Dad has a great experience with. Read more about that here.
  • This info came from Kim, who had seen Maria on E!’s Hollywood Medium, she suggested a doctor on Barbados for IVF treatment, check out more here: barbadosivf.com
5 replies
    • froso Rouvas says:

      Hi Maria, Just saw your post on instagram, and I was very happy to hear the great news. We lost my mother in law Jan 1 2017 to this terrible disease. Hearing people getting through this truly makes me happy. Stay strong and never lose faith

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      • Maria Menounos says:

        Hi Froso, so incredibly sorry to hear about your loss – not the way you want to start out the new year. Thank you for your support – don’t forget that I’m sending you well wishes and prayers to you and your family.

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  1. beth neugarten says:

    Maria,
    I listened to your conversation last night, my aunt’s sister was diagnosed with the same cancer. There is a cocktail of drugs that was developed for HIV patients that was found to reduce tumors. Dr. Hershfeld at Montefiore hospital in NYC administers this cocktail to people with brain tumors. I can be reached at the email below.

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