Winning the cancer battle
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3 When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system..
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding them the foods they need to multiply.
*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
b.. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12.. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed ArmyMedical& nbsp;Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Cast le Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
The following is a highly effective and scientifically proven comprehensive plan specifically for cancer patients. This plan includes detoxification, nutrition, exercise, and emotional support that thousands have followed in their battle against cancer and have experienced much success with:
Before embarking upon any wellness program there are some fundamental ingredients that a person with cancer must have. The first important ingredient is having hope and knowing that the battle against cancer is not impossible. Cancer is a degenerative disease and can be reversed. It is also highly recommended that a person with cancer has the willingness to do whatever it takes, possible to get the positive results that many others have and continue to experience. Another ingredient is, accessing and learning important information from cancer experts and cancer survivors. This information will arm them with the potential to help their body win the battle against cancer. There are many different resources available. Here are a few; Alternative Cancer Centers; The John Hopkins Cancer Center, Health Quarters in Colorado. Books; Cancer Battle Plan by Frahm, How to Fight Cancer and Win by Fischer, Fit For Life by Diamond, How I conquered Cancer Naturally by Mae and Loeffler, and The Jason Winters Story by Smyth and Roth, there are many others however the above are just to name a few. As you become aware and learn from what these resources have to offer you will quickly learn firsthand that there have been thousands of people that have overcome cancer and have lived on to enjoy a healthy and thriving lives!
The first thing cancer patients need to do is to start cleaning out their body. In order for their immune system to be strengthened and to have an effective and successful war against cancer they need to give immediate attention to detoxifying their liver and gall bladder.
It is vitally important for them to build their immune system. Cancer is a disease of a weak immune system. The ability of their immune system to successfully prevent or reverse cancer is directly dependent on their nutrition. In other words diet has a great deal to do with the strength and well being of our immune system, which in turn has a great deal to do with how well our bodies are able to fight off the occurrence and spread of cancer cells. The cleansing and regenerating of the liver is equally important. In order for the immune system to be strengthened and to be best equipped for winning the battle against cancer they need to first give immediate attention to detoxifying their liver and gall bladder. A healthy liver not only helps to keep the immune system strong through its essential role in digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food, but it also serves as a filtering system that removes harmful substances from the blood system that might otherwise do great damage. The next important step is working towards removing the build up of waste in their colon. One of the main reasons for a dysfunctional liver is a colon that does not allow the waste products from the body to be effectively eliminated. Poisonous materials are trapped in the large intestine and reabsorbed back into the bloodstream, only to arrive once back at the already overloaded liver. As the liver becomes less and less able to keep up the work of cleaning the blood, the whole body becomes more toxic. The longer the toxic waste stays in your colon, the more likely it is that poisons are continually being reabsorbed back into your bloodstream. This can lead to nasty consequences. It’s like taking the garbage out to the street, letting it rot for a while, then bringing it back in for dinner. Not only does the liver become overtaxed by all these pollutants reentering the bloodstream, but the blood delivers these toxic materials throughout the whole body where they have the opportunity to reap disease producing havoc on the cells in our body. Few people realize that failure to effectively eliminate waste products from the body causes so much fermentation and putrefaction in the large intestine, or colon that the neglected accumulation of such waste can, and frequently does, result in a lingering demise.
Colonics and or coffee enemas are highly recommended and are very effective ways for colon cleansing. Although many cancer survivors initially have put off having colonics, after their first one they often regret not making them an integral part of their battle plan earlier. The goal of a colonic is to use repetition of water flow to break down and clean out any fecal deposits on the colon that may be encrusted as a rubbery, difficult to remove coating on the colon wall. Coffee enemas are also an invaluable asset to the cleansing and detoxification process. They have become standard in natural healing when liver and blood related cancers are present. Caffeine used in this way stimulates the liver and gallbladder to remove toxins, open bile ducts, encourage increased peristaltic action, and produce necessary enzyme activity for healthy red blood cell formation and oxygen uptake. Both colonics and coffee enemas are an extremely important way to cut off enemy supply lines in your battle to regain your health and reverse cancer.
In addition to the above fresh juice fasting is also recommended. Using fresh fruits and vegetables, that are organic are highly preferred over regular commercially grown produce in order to spare the body of further exposure to toxic chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides that are used for commercially grown produce. The goal of juice fasting is to work in partnership with the enemas and or colonics to clean out the liver and intestines while at the same time providing the cells of the body with a maximum amount of full potency vitamins, minerals, natural sugars for calories, and amino acids to build protein. Fresh juices are also packed with digestive enzymes. Enzymes are important to the process of metabolizing the nutrients from the food we eat. The more enzymes found in the food itself the less work required by the liver in the digestive process which is a very important fact for the cancer patient whose liver is already functioning poorly.
After starting on an effective detoxification program, the next goal is to begin to rebuild healthy cells through proper nutrition. Nutrition is one of the most vital keys for an effective plan in reversing cancer and is one of the main sources of enemy supply lines for cancer patients that should not be overlooked. Degenerative diseases like cancer are not caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites, but by the body's inadequate metabolic response to a condition in which the cells of the body are being slowly poisoned by too many of the wrong things or not enough of the right things at the right time. This is why proper nutrition is a must for a successful battle against cancer. Proper nutrition goes beyond the “four basic food groups” that was established in 1956 by the US Department of Agriculture. Nutrition scientists and concerned medical doctors have been documenting a growing body of scientific evidence that we Americans have been eating ourselves into early graves. Reports show that 35 years after the advent of the “four basic food groups” “our rates of heart disease and some cancers, particularly of the breast and colon are among the highest in the world.” Studies have shown the culprit to be from too much fat and not enough fiber in our diets that are primarily filled with meat and diary products that we’ve come to consider as daily essentials based on the “four basic food groups” philosophy. Many dis-eases and cancers have been linked to dietary fats, excessive consumption of meats, sugar, carbohydrates, and processed foods. The point is that most people don’t really know much about the food we put into our bodies. We know mainly what TV commercials and the food industry wants us to think. When you’re fighting cancer it is time to get your facts about what you’re putting into your body. It’s time to seek the counsel of a nutritionist who truly specializes in nutrition. You must consistently keep in mind that every time you visit the grocery store your list has the potential to be a great ally in your battle against cancer or an ammo list for your enemy. To some it may be overwhelming to change their diet. However once they become aware that the very foods that they consume daily is what is feeding their cancer they usually experience a shift in thought and make necessary changes. If necessary make it a slow transition. The less poisons and toxins you feed your body the better you will feel. You will find that when you give the body what it needs, it will repay you with health! Along the journey many discover that tastes are acquired, not inherited. They can and do change. And life is still worth living even if they can’t eat everything they used to! You need to eliminate or greatly reduce the following from your diet; artificial foods (artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, etc,) processed refined foods, ‘whites’ such as white flour, white breads, white sugar (cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pastries, etc,) high sodium foods, saturated fats, meat and dairy products(if you do consume meat and diary reduce the amounts of concentrated amounts of hormones, antibiotics, and other agents that do harm to your system by choosing organically grown meats,) coffee, alcohol, and tobacco. Please consult with your nutritionist or natural health care adviser for healthier options to the above.
The following are some guidelines for a nutritional plan for an effective cancer battle plan. Since the liver needs time to cleanse, heal and regenerate it is recommended that a live foods diet is consumed. For quicker results it is preferable to eat live foods as much as possible if not 100% of the time. The cleaner you eat the better and quicker the results. While cooked, processed, or dead food will sustain life in the human system, it does so at the expense of progressively degenerating health, energy, and vitality. Unlike cooked or processed foods (dead food) live foods help keep our bodies strong against disease and they contain the enzymes needed to break down the food itself in the body without putting any stress on the liver or digestive system. The impact of a poorly functioning liver on the well being of the entire body is obvious; reduced enzymatic activity, which leads to poor digestion, which leads to poor undernourished cells. In such a state, the body’s system falters, the organs begin to become dysfunctional, and disease ensues. When our own body’s metabolic enzymes are freed up from having to participate in the process of digesting food, they turn their attention to attacking the protein coating of cancer cells found in our bloodstream. The less demand we make on pancreatic enzymes to digest our food intake, the more enzymes there will be to function as part of our immune defense. It’s also important on a live foods diet to identify and eliminate any foods to which you may be allergic or intolerant to. Also be careful to combine the foods you eat correctly, eating foods together that require the same digestive fluids. Proper food combining ensures that the body gets the full use of nutrients. Another advantage of a live foods diet high in fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds is that it helps keep your system alkaline. Studies have shown that cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment, and that they cannot live in an alkaline environment. The American Standard Diet which is high in saturated fats, excessive protein, high sugar, and processed foods is the main reason why many people have highly acidic bodies and consequently creating breading grounds for many diseases including cancer. Along with a live foods diet you should include drinking approximately 8 glasses (depending on their weight) of pure water daily. This will greatly enhance and enable the body to clean out waste and keep the body properly hydrated. The rule of thumb for the proper amount of water to drink daily is half of your weight in ounces of pure filtered water. For example a person weighing 150 lbs. would want to drink at least 9- 8 oz glasses of water daily.
Several nutritional supplements are also highly recommended. Since people that are fighting cancer begin nutritionally deficient, it is recommended that they make an effort and call in the dietary reinforcement to help supply their body with the ‘right things’ that it is lacking in order to provide optimum health and help them in their fight with cancer. Although there are no guarantees with cancer that supplements will help, supplementation, however provides the body with an opportunity to rebuild and in many cases makes a profound difference and is quite helpful. Some of the supplements that I would recommend are;
Digestive enzymes. It is very important to take digestive enzymes with every meal. Many diseases originate from our body’s not digesting our foods properly. If our body cannot break down our food and get the nutrients to the cells, the undigested food becomes toxic to our bodies and over time this toxic environment causes undue stress on other body organs resulting in disease and often times cancer. The body’s number one priority is to survive and often times it will do whatever it needs to do in order to survive. It will rob Peter to pay Paul at the cost of additional stress on other organs. That continued added stress to other organs over time is what causes break down in our body’s and further causes illness.
Vitamin A (emulsified). This vitamin is known as an excellent antioxidant, able to go to bat against free radicals in the body that cause cancer. It is also the prime component of a strong immune system, stimulating in particular lymphocytes (T Cells) to fight cancer.
Beta Carotene is a very effective agent at stimulating the immune system to protect the body. It also is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger. As both a preventative and an active cancer treatment, beta carotene has been shown to effectively destroy the cancer cell’s protective layer of mucus, opening it to the body’s natural defense mechanism. Proponents of beta carotene predict reductions in the rate of certain forms of cancer for those who regularly include carrots in their diet (up to 80 percent of cancer in the lungs and bronchia, and up to 55 percent in cancer of the colon.)
B Complex has been found to strengthen the body from the adverse affects of chemotherapy including strengthening the heart. B Complex also works to enhance and stimulate the immune system, and some of the B vitamins help inhibit the growth of cancerous cells and tumors.
Vitamin C. It is a recognized fact that the presence of vitamin c in the body inhibits cancer, and the absence of vitamin C increases cancer risk. It is also one of the most powerful antioxidants known to science. Vitamin C stimulates the immune system to attack the newly sprouted abnormal cells. It is a free radical scavenger. It stimulates the production of interferon, a potent anticancer agent in the body. It blocks the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines in the stomach. It also inhibits cancer from spreading in the body by neutralizing a certain enzyme produced by cancer cells that would otherwise help cancer metastasize.
Vitamin E. Like Vitamin A and C this is a powerful antioxidant for hunting down free radicals and destroying them. It is also a great immune system stimulant. It is also thought to hinder the production of cancer causing nitrosamines in the stomach and intestines.
Minerals, Copper. The systems of people with cancer have always been found to be deficient on copper.
Magnesium is a necessary agent in the body for muscle relaxation and absorption of other minerals. Many cancer patients that have gone through chemotherapy find this mineral very beneficial in protecting the heart in many ways and keeping it healthy.
Zinc is a key component of a vital enzyme in the body known as superoxide dismutase (SOD). Incorporated into this potent antioxidant, zinc becomes a powerful weapon for destroying invasions of free radicals in the body. It has been referred to by some experts as an “anticancer” enzyme.
Selenium has had much written about its ability to fight cancer. Those who have studied its impact on the body have said that it may be one of the most promising weapons in the nutritional battle plan against cancer.
EPA-DHA (Fish oil). Fat in our bodies tend to encourage the development of cancer. However, some fats are beneficial. Two of the better known omega 3 fatty acids are active ingredients in fish oil: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They have been referred to by some biochemists as “wonder fats” in that they actually protect against cancer.
Glutathione functions in the body as an antioxidant, not only after free radicals but fighting radiation toxicity. It also serves to clean the blood of the effects of chemotherapy and liver malfunction.
Fiber cleanse. Fiber helps to establish a clear path for the removal of toxins from the body via the colon. It also has several other properties in the body.
Green drink. These powder drinks contain a variety of ingredients including wheat grass, young barley leaves, kelp, blue-green algae, brown rice, and chlorella. The package of nutrients that this kind of concoction delivers to the body is amazing: amino acids, nucleic acids, chlorophyll, minerals, enzymes, vitamin A, beta carotene, calcium, iron, and potassium. It all works together as a potent blood builder, oxygenator, free radical scavenger, cell builder against disease, and foundation for building protein. Look for a formula that is organic, soy free, gluten free.
Garlic. The use of garlic for medicinal purposes has been traced back over 4, 000years. Studies have revealed that the 200 or so different compounds found in garlic have biological activities that can favorably influence the course of many diseases. Some of the benefits that garlic have on the body include; protects cells against damage by oxidizing agents and heavy metals that are wide spread in modern industrial environments. It blocks the ability of chemical carcinogens to transform normal cells into cancer cells and in some cases inhibit the early growth of transformed cells. Promotes regression of fatty deposits in blood vessels and perhaps reverse arterial blockages caused by artherosclerosis, just to name a few.
Desiccated Liver. Glandular or organo-therapy is based on the premise that like cells help like cells. For this reason many cancer experts recommend supplementing this in an attempt to lend a helping hand to the liver. It works synergistically with B complex vitamins to heal and restore damaged livers, clean and build the blood, as well as restore the acid-alkaline balance.
There are a few other supplements such as Essiac Tea, and Flor essence, and Beta-glucan that enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells and have been used with great success for many years. There are also combinations that contain many of the above supplements.
For recommended brands and proper dosages of the above supplements that are right for you please call today to consult with one of our nutritionists and natural health advisors.
All exercise programs are to be started slowly. There are many benefits for cancer patients to include an exercise program in their battle plan against cancer. The first benefit many experience is psychological. The fact that they are there with other healthy people doing healthy things can be emotionally nourishing. Many oncologists will agree that once patients realize they can maintain an active lifestyle they become less fearful, and have greater hope and enthusiasm. Exercise also tends to alleviate a lot of the family’s fears as they witness the cancer patient taking on the responsibility of becoming more active independently through exercising. Many cancer patients have experienced more dramatic recoveries from cancer that were physically very active. Because physical activity appears to be a way of releasing stress and tension, it is also an effective way of changing one’s state of mind. Many believe that regular exercise provides a way for cancer patients in getting well. When the quality of life improves, so do people’s commitments to living and beliefs that they can recover.
The other benefit, of course, is physical. In addition to getting stronger many find them selves with more energy during the day, sleeping better at night, eliminating waste from their body more regularly, and experiencing better blood circulation. Since cancer cells can’t survive in an oxygenated environment and healthy cells thrive on it, the increased level of oxygen being delivered through the bloodstream is doing its part in the overall cancer battle plan. Exercise also stimulates the immune system. So not only does exercise help to produce a fighting spirit and makes you physically stronger, it stimulates your defense system to go to war more actively against cancer. While some specialists might consider exercise inadvisable for patients with cancer that has spread to the bone, for those with low platelet counts, or for those with other limiting conditions many cancer experts believe that patients with those special conditions can maintain an exercise program. The primary caution is that they should proceed at a slower pace, recognizing that it is possible to injure themselves, and carefully observe any warning signals of pain or stiffness.
Emotional support program;
In a persons battle with cancer it is as much mental as it is physical. Only those who have determined in their minds to fight cancer have any chance to win. The fact that you already have cancer makes the importance of developing an emotional climate that is conducive to fighting it even more imperative. Just as our bodies need daily exercise, so do our attitudes.
The following attitudes can help you keep your spirit detoxified and properly fed during your combat with cancer; Taking charge, refusing to play victim, saying no to slavery, practicing thankfulness, finding humor, setting goals.
Taking charge: Odd as it may seem, even when faced with death, the fear of failure keeps some people from taking charge of their personal war on cancer. During your battle with cancer you must work hard toward health and healing. You must replace your fear of failure with a sense of responsibility, and a sense of stewardship. As long as you have the body the responsibility of working for its health is yours.
Refusing to play victim: If you’re going to have any chance of beating cancer, you must enter the fight with the attitude that you’ll do everything possible to win and that you’ll be a victor, not its victim. Playing the role of a victim is the most destructive attitude a person with cancer can entertain.
Saying no to slavery: Find out what is feeding your cancer and cut off the enemy supply lines. Be it smoking, lifestyle, or your eating habits. Many are forced into nutritional therapy as a last possible hope and discover that life is still good even though they can’t eat the foods they used to eat. Many discover that tastes and cravings can and do change. Each day when you consistently do what is right and good for your physical health via your diet your emotional wellbeing is enhanced and a cycle of encouragement is formed. Doing the right things for your body helps your morale. Good morale helps your body do a more effective battle against cancer and the possible return of cancer.
Practicing thankfulness: We must realize that we choose our attitudes, the kind of person we are going to be, in spite of our circumstances. We all have so much to be thankful for in our lives. You must identify all that you have in your life to be thankful for and daily count your blessings in order to emphasize what you have been given, not what has been taken away. Make daily journals of all the things you have to be thankful for to God. It is amazing what this will do for your spirit and in turn your body and health. Instead of poisoning your system with choosing anger and trying to punish those around you, nourish and support your system by choosing love, acceptance, joy and peace as well as to be a comfort to yourself and those around you. This will have a therapeutic effect and be one of the greatest gifts you will give yourself, your health, and those around you.
Finding humor: Medical experts tell us laughter is healthy. The biochemical manifestations of laughter cause the body to create an internal chemistry that is very therapeutic. A morphine like substance secreted by the human brain, called endorphin, acts as a natural anesthesia and relaxant. When it enters the bloodstream a person experiences a heightened sense of well being. It is possible that laughter stimulates the release of endorphin. Humor has a way of washing away the emotional toxins from the mind, lifting the spirit, and providing new perspective to life’s problems. King Solomon also wrote, “A cheerful heart does good like medicine, but broken spirit makes a person sick”. Make an effort to add laughter to your cancer fighting arsenal by beginning to look for humor wherever you can find it. Make it a point to import humor from the world around you. Watch funny movies, read the comics, watch funny shows on TV, and so on. With the help of your family seek to create an environment of humor and light heartedness that can counteract the negative effects and emotions of cancer. There’s nothing like belly laughs to relieve stress and begin to change your body chemistry.
Setting goals: You must decide to set goals to shoot for regardless of whatever diagnosis you may have been given or time frame your life has been given. Call it dream therapy. Identify things you always wanted to do or accomplish ‘someday.’ Suddenly you may find yourself with ‘someday’ upon you. Cancer sometimes may give you the license to put other less important things aside and move directly toward your heartfelt goals and dreams. For many it is amazing how cancer actually accelerates real living for themselves and their family. Things that you have always wanted to do become realities because you can now make them a priority. The process of dreaming dreams and setting goals can keep you moving forward with eager anticipation into your future. There’s something life giving about that, a regeneration of a spirit within. What are your dreams, your goals and the things you’ve always wanted to do or accomplish that you’ve been putting off for ‘someday?’ The wise King Solomon said, “Hope delayed makes the heart sick, but when dreams finally come true, there is life and joy.”