Metastatic Breast Cancer: Problems after taking Nasi Kebuli / Biryani rice!

monkey-2

In my earlier posting, I have written the story of Yan, a 36-year-old Indonesian lady who had breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy. The cancer had spread to various lymph nodes and possibly to the bones (?).

Yan was asked to undergo follow-up treatments — chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy. The total cost would come to about RM 200,000 — something any ordinary 36-year-Indonesian could ill afford.

https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2016/05/18/surgery-and-chemotherapy-did-not-cure-their-breast-cancer-equally-a-big-mistake/

When Yan came to seek our help she was feeling miserable. She had backache which came on and off. Due to the pain, she could not sleep. She had stomach wind which caused nausea and sometime vomiting.

To our surprise, after taking the Pain Tea for a day, Yan said she felt well — no more pain. We felt so happy for her. Yan was doing well with our herbs.

Eight months later, Yan’s husband came to seek our help again. He came with a list of his wife’s problems.

Chris: Did she take care of her diet?

Husband: Yes.

C: She was well for so many months, then what happened?

H: In early December 2016, she started to have stomach discomfort. Here is a list of her complaints.

  1. Nausea and vomiting, at that time she sweated a lot.
  2. Pain on the right side of the abdomen, where the liver is.
  3. Backache.
  4. Fatigue.
  5. Liver area felt bloated or full.
  6. Black stools.
  7. Tea-coloured urine in early morning but was clear for the rest of the day.
  8. Pain that radiated to the back.
  9. Most serious problem is pain in the liver area that radiated to the back.
  10. No swelling of abdomen, hand or leg.

C: Before December, she had no problem. Now, tell me what did she ate in early December?

H: She ate “nasi kebuli” and that started the problems.

C: What rice is that?

H: Something like nasi briani.

C: That could be the problem. There was one lady patient of mine. She ate nasi biyani in the late afternoon. At 6 p.m. she was in severe pain and landed in the hospital. The doctor wanted to chemo her, thinking that the cancer had spread aggressively. Her husband called me. I told him to refuse chemo but just flush her stomach! She was in the hospital for almost a week and was well again (without any chemo!). So I know that such food is a “no, no”. Let me ask you again, BEFORE she ate nasi kebuli was she okay?

H: She was okay before that.

C: So, what did you do when she had the problems?

H: We went to see an internist and did an USG.

C: Okay, now I understand. According to the USG, there are some tumours in her liver. Meaning that cancer had spread. So when she ate oily food, she will end up with such problems — feeling bloated, etc.

Comments

This is one sad experience which can be expected of most cancer patients. After they are well, they forget what we teach them about food. They start to eat what they like and they end up with problems like this!

Healing cancer is about changing human attitude! Which is really hard to do!

I am curious what nasi kebuli is. So here is the information from the internet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasi_kebuli).

Nasi kebuli is made by cooking rice soaked in goat meat broth with milk or coconut milk instead of water. The goat meat is later cooked and mixed with sauteed spice mixture in ghee oil. The spice mixture is made from ground garlicshallotgingerblack epperclovecoriandercarawaycardamomcinnamonnutmeg and ghee. Then the goat meat and spices are boiled together with half cooked rice in milk until completely cooked.

Nasi kebuli is usually served with asinan nanas (pineapple in spicy and sour sauce) or sometimes also topped with sambal goreng hati (cow liver in spicy sambal sauce) and sprinkled with raisins.

Nasi kebuli was influenced by Arab culture and its origin can be traced to Middle eastern cuisine, especially Yemeni Arabian influence (Mandi rice), and also Indian cuisine influence (Biryani rice). Nasi kebuli also popular in cities with significant Arab descendants, such as JakartaSurabayaSurakarta and Gresik.

It goes without having to say much that if cancer patients eat this kind of food, they are just inviting problems. So to stay healthy and well is your choice!

 

 

 

Advertisements