HOW TO FIGHT CANCERThe synergistic approach
Statistics show that the most successful approach to treating cancer is the synergistic approach, combining conventional treatment with holistic lifestyle and suitable natural treatments. An arsenal consisting of a diet rich in nourishing foods, regular exercise, therapeutic doses of antioxidants and other natural supplements, regular detoxification, a healthy emotional state through relaxation and meditation, combined with homeopathic treatment and energy recharging therapies can dramatically increase your chances of combating and reversing cancer.
Many therapists agree that there are no incurable diseases, only incurable people. It is very important to stay positive. Cancer often comes with a large label marked ‘scary’. Now just think of the physiological process that we undergo when we are scared. At a very acute level that’s called a shock - and you could even die from that. If a person is not afraid, it will help them. Some people argue that this is a placebo effect - but even if it is placebo, it shows that the mind is powerful enough to support the healing process.
There are many ways in which you can help your body to heal. Supply more vitality to your immune system and take some of the load off and it will be able to cope much better. It will continue to protect you and to reverse those bodily processes, which could be leading towards one sort of cancer or another. Here are four important areas you should look into if you want to supply more vitality to your immune system:
Eat vitamin and mineral rich, nutritious organic food. Avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol or synthetically processed foods. Drink enough water, as it is the transport agent for detoxification. Spread 6 to 8 glasses over the day. Try not to consume growth promoters that occur especially in these ways:
- Dairy products - Dairy products are meant for fast growing baby cows and dairy products contain growth promoters. These are naturally present in milk, but there may also be artificial growth promoters that are injected into cows to improve milk yields.
- Insulin - To decrease its level reduce intake of refined and sugary foods. Insulin is also produced in response to stress, so try to find ways of coping with stressful situations, relaxation exercises and meditation can be very helpful here.
- Xenobiotics such as pesticides. Many of these are growth promoters, therefore try to eat fresh, organic food.
- Avoid excessive free radicals. They increase if with excessive eating of foods high in fat, sugar or toxic chemicals and with drinking polluted water. Other factors that lead to high levels of free radicals are smoking tobacco, direct sunlight, smog and pollution.
- Make sure that you eat loads of food rich in antioxidants that will protect you against free radicals damage. Here are some examples:
- Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin found in all body fluids. The body cannot store this powerful antioxidant, so it's important to get some regularly - not a difficult task if you eat fruits and vegetables. Important sources include citrus fruits, green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries, raw cabbage and potatoes.
- Vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin that can be stored with fat in the liver and other tissues. Its important sources include wheat germ, nuts, seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oil and fish-liver oil.
- Beta-carotene, the most studied of more than 600 different carotenoids that have been discovered, beta-carotene protects dark green, yellow and orange vegetables and fruits from solar radiation damage. It is thought that it plays a similar role in the body. Carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots are particularly rich sources of beta-carotene.
- Selenium is thought to help fight cell damage by oxygen-derived compounds and thus may help protect against cancer. Good food sources include fish, shellfish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken and garlic. Vegetables can also be a good source if grown in selenium-rich soils.
- Try to balance your Ph. Avoid over consumption of meat, alcohol, soft drinks, caffeine, coffee, most nuts, eggs, vinegar, cheese, and white sugar. Add more ripe fruits, vegetables, bean sprouts, onions, figs, carrots, beets and miso to your diet.
Our living and working environment affect our health. You might think about redesigning your house and workplace. Creating fresh and green spaces with lots of plants and flowers in both, home and workplace is a great idea. Good ventilation in all rooms, especially at night is very important. You could also try changing the colours and materials around you. You can consult any Feng Shui or Vastu expert to help you with that. The materials used should be more natural and ecological.
CARE OF YOUR BODY
Learn deep breathing, lack of oxygen in the blood and cells structure is the cause of many diseases. Walk in natural environment, enjoy the fresh air and focus on yourself. Become one with nature - nature is the greatest healer.
Ensure adequate rest, light and exercise. 7 to 9 hours sleep is ideal. The body needs daylight, therefore avoid sleeping all day and being up all night. Moderate exercise improves the lymphatic function and this in turn helps to strengthen the immune system. If possible spend some time walking in clean fresh air every day, or at least every week.
CARE OF YOUR MIND
There are many different ways of taking care of your mind. You can try to cope with stress by watching funny movies, learning to meditate, go to a yoga or Tai Chi class. If you fell depressed, consider finding a support group or seeing a therapist. Improve your self-esteem by exploring ways of being more positive about life. Most importantly, happy healthy relationships with people around you will help improve the immune system.
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