Healing From Cancer- Health is all about Cause and EffectPosted: September 28, 2013 Filed under: Food and it's Impact on Our Health, Non-Toxic Choices Leave a comment
Malnourishment is the cause of disease, nourish the body and we get well.
As I was reading the headlines this morning reporting that they think shark “may target breast cancer” it hit me that every few months we hear about something that “might” help us fight cancer.
We are looking at this wrong. PREVENTING cancer is easy, and healing from cancer is possible. There is NO one food, or one supplement that will help us heal. And we know that the medical community is clueless when it comes to health.
To prevent, and heal, cancer we need a healthy immune system, and that means truly meeting your nutrient needs as well as detoxing the body, exercise and managing stress.
Let’s look at these components of health;
Nutrition- This is the single biggest factor is preventing all diseases, as well as cancer. The issue is that Americans no longer are aware of how to eat, how to get all the nutrients they need. We are beginning to feel as though being overweight is normal, getting fat is inevitable, that getting sick, having allergies..are all normal.
These conditions are NOT normal. If you are getting sick often, if you have cancer, if you have low energy, if you are even 10 pounds overweight you are MALNOURISHED!
We have to meet our nutrient needs for our bodies to run efficiently. Think of it this way; if you attempt to drive your car without the proper fuel, it doesn’t work well. It is no different for our bodies.
Americans began moving away from traditional diets in the sixties, we became terrified of red meat and saturated fats. At the time there was ample reason to be scared of those foods..the only choices we had were feed lot meat filled with antibiotics, steroids, hormones…stuff we were better off without. But now all that has changed; we have organic foods and meats that are now very close in price as the conventional foods.
The results were that more and more of us switched to a vegetarian diet, however that way of eating does not meet our nutrient needs and leads to deficiencies. And because we lowered our protein and fats intake that in turn drove up our carbohydrate intake…leading to weight gain, cancer, strokes, heart disease, higher infant mortality, childhood obesity…I could go on and on!
Exercise- One of the key preventive measures in returning the body to health is exercise. There are many many reasons to be in motion, but the main reason in preventing cancer is that cancer does not grow well in a body which is oxygenated well.
Stress Reduction- Our lives have gotten out of control; too much rushing around, finances, information overload…and we all know about the extreme damage that cortisol does to our bodies;
- Impaired cognitive performance
- Suppressed thyroid function
- Blood sugar imbalances such as hyperglycemia
- Decreased bone density
- Decrease in muscle tissue
- Higher blood pressure
- Lowered immunity and inflammatory responses in the body, slowed wound healing, and other health consequences
- Increased abdominal fat, which is associated with a greater amount of health problems than fat deposited in other areas of the body. Some of the health problems associated with increased stomach fat are heart attacks, strokes, the development of metabolic syndrome, higher levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), which can lead to other health problems.
This article is the first in a series of three, in each article I will be expanding these topics and talking about HOW to heal, what foods are crucial, what a perfect day (nutrition-wise) looks like and the many modalities to healing. We will look at how to use THC therapy, juicing, yoga, walking, saturated fats, detoxing, Hydrogen peroxide therapy…to heal.