It’s Important To Be Just You


Originally Posted on by Ken

  The  information  in  this  blog post  originates  from  the  Book,                    When The Body Says NO  by Dr. Gabor Mate, M.D.  Medicine today               has  yet  to  assimilate  an important distinction  and a lesson  from  Einstein’s Theory 0f  Relativity.  That being a position the observer             will influence the phenomenon being observed and affect the result                  of  the observation.

   With  that  all said,  the  more ‘specialized  doctors’  become  today,                   the more they know about just a certain body part  0r 0rgan;  the less        they will tend  to understand the human being  in  whom  that part or     organ resides.  They will be least apt to answer a question  for  fear of reprisal or  fear of  being wrong.

     Dualism…. is when we as individuals has a hard time  saying  NO, physiologically emotions  are  in  themselves  electrical,  chemical and hormonal discharges  of  the human nervous system.  Emotions affect, influence and are influenced by ~ the functioning of our major organs.       The integrity 0f  our  immune defenses,  when emotions  are repressed       this inhibitions disarms the body defenses against illness. 

    In  numerous  studies  0f  cancer….  the most consistently identified           risk  factor is the inability to express emotions, particularly the  feeling associated with anger.  The repression of  anger is not an abstract trait         0f emotion  that leads to dis-ease  and  it is a major risk  factor  because         it increases physiological stress on the organism. Therefore, the person    who doesn’t  feel  or express  “negative”  emotion will  feel isolated even around  friends because their real self is being hidden.

     The sense of  hopelessness  follows ‘the chronic inability’  to be true             to oneself  in the deepest levels  and that hopelessness  leads to  feelings          0f  helplessness.  Since nothing  one can do  is perceived  as making any   difference  and  you  feel  subordinate,  therefore, cancer is apt to occur        in  those  with  a  helplessness  ~  prone personality  and  that  sense  0f helpless  frustration.

    This  influence  0f  that  psychological  risk  factor  can  be  seen  in         about 80% 0f  all cancer, is so poignantly illustrated in the life history          0f  Gilda Radner. Gilda Radner’s  maternal aunt and two cousins died           0f  ovarian  cancer,  and  her  mother  successfully  treated  for  breast  cancer. While  for most women  whom  develop ovarian cancer  about              8 percent carry one 0f  the genetic mutations known to increase risk.

    Depending  upon  which  strand 0f  DNA involved  those  with  this mutation  in  one  gene,   could  have  a  63  percent  risk 0f  developing cancer by age seventy  and  for those women  whose mutation is in the    other  gene;   have  a  27  percent  risk  of  ovarian  cancer  by  the  age seventy  five.  Also  women without the mutation but who have a  first   degree relative  (mother, sister or daughter)  with ovarian cancer the       risk is only  5 percent.

     In the last paragraph  we see that genes in themselves  do not tell              the whole story. Gilda Radner  sparkled with manic energy  and a zest        for  experience,  however,  carried  psychological burdens 0f  a  highly stressful and self – negating life. This slim star of  Saturday Night Live        was bulimic and more than likely that affected her hormonal balance.      With  a relationship  with her mother  intensely negative,  marked  by competition  for her  father’s attention.

     All  her  adult life Gilda,  a self  confessed workaholic who let work,       stress  and  pressure dictate her lifestyle, who out of  sheer desperation,  promiscuously  sought  love,  acceptance  until  she  met,  and  married    Gene Wilder.  To  a  great extent  left  the men in her life  controlled  her  every  move by making herself  into  something  they  preferred.  Never  truly being herself  she  found  it impossible to speak emotional truth.

      Gilda  was  always  more  interested  in  satisfying  others  needs            more than with her own need to be herself.  While on a youthful trip to    Paris,  France  threw  herself  out  into  traffic  in  a  dramatic  suicidal  gesture  and was surprised that  a  friend  saved  her.  Only close to her    death did Gilda realize you can’t be all things to all people & must take         care of  yourself  before you can take care of  others.     Gilda’s Club


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Nordic Region Cancer Rates

Why is Denmark the cancer capital of the world?

Denmark has been named as the world’s cancer capital,     with some 326 people in every 100,000 developing the disease each year.

By Nick Collins

One reason why Danish people seem to be particularly susceptible to cancer is that           its record of diagnosing the disease is so good, meaning that more cases are picked           up by the country’s doctors than in most other parts of the world.

But there are also lifestyle factors which could be having an influence on the figures reported by the World Cancer Research Fund from the World Health Organisation.

A larger than average proportion of Danish women are smokers, while the country         also has high levels of alcohol consumption,  both  of  which  have  been  shown  to increase the risk of developing cancer.

The figures show that high-income countries tend to have higher rates of cancer than     less developed parts of the world, with 13 other European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand among the top 20 states for overall cancer rates.

This is likely to be due in part to better diagnostics in developed countries, but the tendency of wealthier populations to be more obese, consume more alcohol and get         less exercise are also a significant factor.

Professor Martin Wiseman, Medical and Scientific Adviser for WCRF, said: “We know  that people in high-income countries are more likely to be overweight, to drink a lot of alcohol and to be inactive.

“There is strong scientific evidence that these factors increase risk of several common cancers and these figures show the effect of this.  When you look at the list,  it is clear    that the countries that do worse for these factors tend to be nearer the top.

“The high incidence rates in the UK, Denmark and other high-income countries are        not inevitable and lifestyle changes can make a real difference to people’s risk. In fact, scientists estimate that about a third of the most common cancers in the UK and other high-income countries could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, being more physically active and eating more healthily.”

Danish cancer survival among worst in Europe!!!!!

A study released at the European Cancer Congress in Vienna on Saturday July 20, 2015 described as the largest ever study of the disease, showed that cancer survival in Denmark continues to be far below that of similar nations.

While survival rates in northern Europe average 59.6 percent, Denmark’s rate  at 50.9 percent. Not only does that number put the nation near the bottom among all western European countries, it is far below the level in Nordic neighbours Sweden (64.7 percent survival rate), Finland (61.4), Iceland (61.2) and Norway (58.6).
Among western European countries, only the survival rates of England, Wales and Scotland are lower than in Denmark, which is at the same level as the Czech Republic.
Denmark’s low survival rates are a double-edged sword, as the nation has the highest cancer rate in the world. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, Denmark has     338 cancer patients for every 100,000 residents.
Responding to the results of the European Cancer Congress report, which studied over 20 million cancer patients in 29 countries, the Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse) said that Denmark should establish a national centre for cancer treatment where all of the best resources for combating the disease are assembled under one roof.
“One of the problems in Denmark is that we have spread the research and treatment of cancer out over many different hospitals. And each time a patient moves from one hospital to another, they lose time and information. Thus the risk of mistakes and uncertainty are increased greatly,” society head Leif Vestergaard Pedersen told news agency Ritzau.
Pedersen said that streamlining cancer services would have a noticeable impact on survival rates.
“Some of the the most terrible stories are those about patients who have been to four or five hospitals before they come to a hospital that can make the diagnosis. By then an incredible amount of time has passed and the likelihood of effective treatment is reduced,” he said.

See also: Danes’ life expectancy worst in western Europe

The results of the new European cancer study came in the same week that a comprehensive report on European health from the World Health Organization showed that Danish women have the shortest life expectancy in all of western Europe while Danish men were not much better off.
Danish women live to an average age of 82.1, while men have a life expectancy of 78 years. Both numbers are well below other western European countries.

The Winning Attitude

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Ken

   A person I talked to most recently through the world wide web is Lene Maria Søndermølle Steffensen Maria.  Whom  is  a  five  year  dedicated  cancer  survivor  of  Neuroendocrine  Carcinoid  which is the same type  Steve Jobs had.  What Lene Maria  does…. is  look at other people’s lives       as Nearly Fat, Sick & Dead  and  the reason  I included  her story,  she is  breathing testament of  Solitarius with a winning attitude.

MIND OVER Medicine ??????????

Dr. John McDougall presents  “Why Did Steve Jobs Die?”  from  the  McDougall        Advanced Study Weekend, February 2012. is a  living life forum  as you see fit while sharing that       new  found outlook with others.  Lene’s thoughts while giving me 72 new links  are  being willing  to  talk about their  illness with others.   She also stated she accepts the lessons cancer teaches her daily, while realizing it’s about lifestyle, chemicals in our food we consume daily, especially meat consumption?  Protein excess!!

Seven Things Happen When You Stop Eating Meat and start eating in Food synergy is: two  or  more nutritious  foods  eaten together  can  be more beneficial then each  food    eaten on its own. For instance, make a salad  with Romaine lettuce, fresh baby spinach, tomato,  fresh orange slices  (or any fresh fruit)  and  to  top it off with olive oil and nuts (preferrably  almonds,  pecans  or  black walnuts).  The Romaine lettuce  has  fiber  and vitamins A, B and K.  (Iceberg lettuce has little nutritional value).  Tomatoes are rich in    an antioxidant called lycopene which has been proven to reduce certain cancers. Fresh spinach has iron.  Fresh orange slices  have  extremely high levels  of  vitamin C, a very powerful  antioxidants  (more  than  any  other  fruit  except  pomegranates).  Almonds, pecans and black walnuts are very healthy,  alkaline  and the safest for a cancer patient     to eat.   The vitamin C in the orange slices makes it easier for your body to absorb all the vitamins and minerals in foods.

NEVER just eat from “one” food group and ignore the other food groups.  Let’s say you need extra iron and you find that foods “X, Y and Z” are loaded with iron. If you eat ONLY from that food group and not eat from the others, you will throw your body out of balance and that could be very dangerous.  Your body needs a balanced diet.

Thousands of scientific studies over the past several decades show that certain fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods protect your body against cancer. But did you know you can boost your defenses even more? Evidence is mounting that combining specific foods can provide powerful protection through a process called synergy, in which nutrients in foods, such as vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, combine to work together better than they do individually. “You can put the principles of food synergy to work for you in your goal to optimize your health and prevent cancer,” board-certified family practitioner Dr. David Brownstein tells Newsmax Health.

Read more: 7 Cancer-Fighting Food Combos

    If  you  don’t  adopt  a healthy lifestyle  ~  one never really knows when     it  will strike them.  In  Lene’s  case:  she  doesn’t  need the cancer anymore, so her outlook is just let the cancer go. Therefore, all is about peacefulness, mindfulness, and also being in complete harmony with your surroundings. While  being  in balance  with  your  mind  and  soul with a positive attitude and discerning outlook (if you don’t know  what  it  is ~ don’t put it  in  your mouth)  So by all means dump the GMOs and use the Good Guide.

    Stomach acids are important to the body  and the immune system is in   the intestines.  Also,  science  may not hold  the  answers to cancer, nature holds the answers and she realizes that.  As she stays within  rhythm  with what she believes. Listen to your body, as you keep positive flow of  energy running through your blood,  and also remember the cancer doesn’t belong to you… so give it back to the universe.

   It’s about mental expression, never doubting yourself and believing      what your doing will work (you can ~ you will.)  It’s meditation, yoga, mindfulness and cannabis oil (Red Libandon Indica for THC potency if      you will.)  Also it’s about juicing (Gerson Therapy), the Ketogenic Diet, eating vegan,  aloe vera  juice,  probiotics, enzymes, hemp oil  and also baking soda and lemon water   free marijuana ebook. 

   You were handed this hand…. so deal with it and don’t  forget your curcumin paste, no gluten and  Dr. Joseph Mercola  he’s  the  man and       has  the Lyposphere Liposomal High Dosage Vitamin C  for oral usage.    Plus, ACV Water, coffee enemas, ginger and lemon infused water, B-12,    zinc-selenium-magnesium-Vitamin D-silica.   If  you  haven’t  tried  it  how do you know…. it won’t work to achieve + 8 pH level  🙂

When you change your personal energy frequency you literally start to change your life. Christie Sheldon has personally raised the abundance frequencies of over 25,000 people resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in NEW abundance for them. And Christie identified  24 common abundance blocks  that stop people from enjoying the abundance they deserve. Christie Marie Sheldon  is  the  author of  “Unlimited Abundance” and also    Love and Above and is one of the world’s leading energy healers and experts on intuition.

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My Story By Louise Hay


Louise L. Hay is a longtime contributor     to The Light Connection. It’s something we really appreciate. As often as we have read her, after reading her story below,  I was surprised at how little  I knew of her life  and the flow of it.  We  know  she  is  the bestselling author  of  numerous books, including You Can Heal Your Life and I Can Do It. Her works have been translated into 29 different languages in 35 countries throughout the world. For more than 25 years, Louise has assisted millions of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. Louise is the founder and chairman of Hay House, Inc., which disseminates books, audios, and videos that contribute to the healing of the planet.
When I was a little girl of 18 months, I experienced my parents divorcing. I don’t remember that as being so bad. What I do remember with horror is when my mother went to work as a live-in domestic and boarded me out. The story goes that I cried nonstop for three weeks. The people taking care of me couldn’t handle that, and my mother was forced to take me back and make other arrangements. How she managed as a single parent inspires my admiration today. Then, however, all I knew and cared about was that I wasn’t getting all the loving attention I once had.

I’ve never been able to determine if my mother loved my stepfather or whether she just married him in order to provide a home for us.  But it was not a good move.  This man had been brought up in Europe in a heavy Germanic home with much brutality, and he’d never learned any other way to manage a family.  Then my mother ….  became pregnant with my sister, and then the 1930s Depression descended upon us, and we found ourselves stuck in a home filled with violence. I was five years old.

To add to the scenario,  it was just about this time that a neighbor, an old wino, as                 I remember it,  raped me.  The doctor’s examination is still vivid in my mind, as was        the  court case in which  I was the star witness.  The man was sentenced to 15 years in prison.  I was told repeatedly,  “It was your fault,”  so I spent many  years fearing that  when he was released he’d come and get me for being so terrible as to put him in jail.

Most of my childhood was spent enduring both physical and sexual abuse, with a lot          of hard labor thrown in. My self-esteem got lower and lower, and few things seemed to    go right for me. I began to express this pattern in the outside world.

There was an incident in the fourth grade that was so typical of what my life was like.      We were having a party at school one day, and there were several cakes to share. Most of the children  in  this school  except  for  me were from comfortable middle-class families.     I was poorly dressed,  with a funny bowl haircut, high-topped black shoes, and I smelled from the raw garlic I had to eat every day to “keep the worms away.” We never had cake; we couldn’t afford it.  There  was  an old neighbor woman  who  gave  me ten cents every week, and a dollar on my birthday and at Christmas.  The ten cents went into the family budget, and the dollar bought my underwear for the year at the dime store.

So, on this day we were having a party at school, and there was so much cake that, as     they were cutting it, some of the kids who could have had cake almost every day were getting two or three pieces. When the teacher finally got around to me (and of course           I was last), there was no cake left. Not one piece.

I see clearly now that it was my “already confirmed belief” that I was worthless and did   not deserve anything that put me at the end of the line with no cake. It was my pattern. They were only being a mirror for my beliefs.

When I was 15, I couldn’t take the sexual abuse any longer, so I ran away from home and school. The job I found as a waitress in a diner seemed so much easier than the heavy yard work I had to do at my house. Being starved for love and affection and possessing virtually no self-worth,  I willingly gave my body to whoever was kind to me;  and just after my 16th birthday, I gave birth to a baby girl. I also felt it was impossible to keep her; however, I was able to find her a good,  loving home.  As I found a childless couple  who longed for a baby. I lived in their home  for  the  last 4  months  of  my  pregnancy,  and  when  I  went  to  the hospital, I had the child in their name.

Under such circumstances,  I never experienced the joys of motherhood… just the loss, guilt, and shame. I only remember my baby’s big toes, which were unusual, like mine. If we ever meet, I’ll know for sure if I see her toes. I left when the child was five days old.

I immediately went back home and said to my mother who had continued to be a victim, “Come on,  you don’t have to take this any longer.  I’m getting you out of here.”  She came with me, leaving my ten-year-old sister, who had always been Daddy’s darling, to stay with her father.

After helping my mother get a job as a domestic in a small hotel and settling her into an apartment where she was free and comfortable, I felt that my obligations were over. I left for Chicago with a girlfriend to stay a month — and didn’t return for more than 30 years.

In those early days, the violence I experienced as a child, combined with the sense of worthlessness I developed along the way, attracted men into my life who mistreated me and  often beat me.  I could have spent  the rest of my life berating men,  and I probably would still be having the same experiences.  Gradually,  however,  through positive work experiences, my self esteem grew, and those kind of men began to leave my life. They no longer fit my old pattern of unconsciously believing  I deserved abuse.  I do not condone their behavior,  but if it were not  “my pattern,”  they wouldn’t have been attracted to me. Now, a man who abuses women doesn’t even know I exist. Our patterns no longer attract.

After a few years in Chicago doing rather menial work,  I went to New York  and was fortunate enough to become a high-fashion model.  Yet,  even  modeling  for  the  big designers didn’t help my self – esteem very much.  It only gave me more ways to find     fault with myself. I refused to recognize my own beauty.

I was in the fashion industry for many years; and I met and married a fine, educated English gentleman.  We traveled the world, met royalty,  and even had dinner at the   White House. Although I was a model and had a wonderful husband, my self-esteem     still remained low until years later when I began the inner work.

One  day  after  14 years  of  marriage — just when I was beginning  to  believe that good     things could last–my husband announced his desire to marry another. Yes, I was crushed, but time passes, and I lived on. I could feel things changing, and a numerologist one spring confirmed it by telling me that in the fall, a small event would occur that would change my life.

It was so small that I didn’t notice it until several months later. Quite by chance, I’d gone to a meeting at the United Church of Religious Science in New York City. While their message was new to me,  something within me said,  “Pay attention,”  and  so  I  did.  I not only, went to the Sunday services, but also began to take their weekly classes.  I was losing interest in the world of beauty and fashion. How  many  years  could  I  remain  concerned with my waist measurement  or  the shape  of  my eyebrows?  From a high-school dropout who never studied anything, I now became a voracious student, devouring everything that I could lay my hands on that pertained to metaphysics and healing.

The Religious Science church became a new home for me. Even though most of my life  was going on as usual,  this new course  of  study began  to  take up more and more of my time. The next thing I knew, it was three years later,  and I was eligible to apply to become one of the church’s licensed practitioners.  I passed the test, and that’s where I began,  as a church counselor,  many years ago.  It was a small beginning.  During this time I became a Transcendental Meditator. My church was not giving the Ministerial Training Program for another year, so I decided to do something special for myself. I went to college for six months–at MIU, Maharishi International University–+in Fairfield, Iowa.

It was the perfect place for me at that time. During freshman year, every Monday morning we began a new subject,  things I had only heard of,  such as biology,  chemistry,  and  even the theory  of  relativity.  Every Saturday morning  there was a test.  Sunday  was  free,  and Monday morning we began anew.  There were none of the distractions  so typical of my life in New York City.  After dinner  we all went to our rooms to study.  I  was  the oldest kid on campus and loved every moment of it.  No smoking,  drinking,  or drugs were allowed, and we meditated four times a day. The day I left, I thought I would collapse from the cigarette smoke in the airport.

Back to New York I went to resume my life. Soon I began taking the Ministerial Training Program. I became very active in the church and its social activities. I began speaking at their noon meetings and seeing clients.  This quickly blossomed  into  a  full – time  career.  Out of the work I was doing, I was inspired to put together the little book Heal Your Body, which began as a simple list  of metaphysical causations for physical illnesses in the body.   I began to lecture and travel and hold small classes.

Then one day I was diagnosed with cancer. With my background of being raped at five  and having been a battered child, it was no wonder I manifested cancer in the Vaginal area.

Like anyone else who’s just been told they have cancer, I went into panic. Yet because of  all my work with clients,  I knew that mental healing worked, and here I was being given a chance to prove it to myself. After all, I’d written the book on mental patterns, and I knew that cancer was a dis-ease of deep resentment  that  has been held  for  a long time  until it literally eats away at the body.  I had been refusing  to  be willing  to  dissolve all the anger and resentment at “them” over my childhood.  There was no time to waste; I had a lot of work to do.

The word incurable, which is so frightening to so many people, means to me that this particular condition can not be cured  by  any outer means  and that we must go within     to find a cure.  If I had an operation to get rid of the cancer  and didn’t clear the mental pattern that created it,  then the doctors would just keep cutting Louise until there was     no more Louise to cut. I didn’t like that idea.

If I had the operation to remove the cancerous growth and also cleared the mental pattern that was causing the cancer, then it wouldn’t return.  If cancer or any other illness returns, I don’t believe  that  it’s because they didn’t  “get it all out”,  but rather that the patient has made no mental change.  He or she just re-creates the same illness,  perhaps in a different part of the body.

I also believed that if I could clear the mental pattern that created this cancer, then I wouldn’t even need the operation. So I bargained for time, and the doctors grudgingly  gave me three months when I said I didn’t have the money.

I immediately took responsibility for my own healing. Read and investigated everything I could find on alternative ways  to assist my healing process.  I went to several health-food stores  and  bought  every  book  they  had  on  the  subject of cancer.  I went to the library and did  more reading.  I  checked  out  foot  reflexology  and  colon  therapy  and  thought  they would both be beneficial to me. I  seemed  to  be  led to exactly the right people. After reading  about  foot reflexology,  I wanted to find a practitioner.  I attended a lecture,  and while I usually sat in the front row,  this night I was compelled to sit in the back.  Within a minute, a man came and sat beside me — and guess what?  He was a foot reflexologist who made house calls. He came to my home three times a week for two months and was a great help.

I knew I also had to love myself a great deal more than I had been. There had been little love expressed in my childhood,  and  no  one  had made it okay for me to feel good about myself. I had adopted “their” attitudes of continually picking on and criticizing me, which had become second nature.

I’d come to the realization through my work with the church that it was okay and even essential for me to love and approve of myself. Yet I kept putting it off–much like the diet you’ll always start tomorrow. But I could no longer postpone it. At first it was very difficult for me to do things like stand in front of a mirror and say things like, “Louise, I love you. I really love you.” However, as I persisted, I found that several situations came up in my life where in the past I would have berated myself, and now, because of the mirror exercise and other work, I wasn’t doing so. I was making some progress.

I knew I had to clear the patterns of resentment that I’d been holding since childhood.       It was imperative for me to let go of the blame.

Yes, I’d had a very difficult childhood with a lot of abuse–mental, physical, and sexual.  But that was many years ago,  and it was no excuse  for the way I was treating myself now.   It was literally eating my body  with cancerous growth  because  I  hadn’t  forgiven.  It was time for me to go beyond the incidents themselves and to begin to understand what types of experiences could have created people who would treat a child that way.

With the help of a good therapist, I expressed all the old, bottled-up anger by beating pillows and howling with rage. This made me feel cleaner. Then I began to piece together the scraps of stories my parents had told me about their own childhoods. I started to see a larger picture of their lives. With my growing understanding, and from an adult viewpoint, I began to feel compassion for their pain, and the blame slowly began to dissolve.

In addition, I hunted for a good nutritionist to help me cleanse and detoxify my body   from all the junky foods I’d eaten over the years. I learned that junky foods accumulate and create a toxic body.  Junky thoughts accumulate  and create toxic conditions in the mind. I was given a very strict diet with lots of green vegetables and not much else.

I even had colonics three times a week for the first month.

I did not have an operation; however, as a result of all the thorough mental and physical cleansing, six months after my diagnosis I was able to get the medical profession to agree with what I already knew — that I no longer had even a trace of cancer!  Now I was able to affirm from personal experience that dis-ease can be healed if we are willing to change the way we think, believe, and act!

Sometimes what seems to be a tragedy turns out to become the greatest good in our lives.  I learned so much from that experience,  and I came to value life in a new way.  I began to look at what was really important to me, and I made a decision to finally leave the treeless city of New York and its extreme weather. Some of my clients insisted that they’d “die” if I left them, but I assured them that I’d be back twice a year to check on their progress… and, of course, telephones can reach anywhere.

So I closed my business and took a leisurely train trip to California, deciding to use Los Angeles as a starting point.  Even though  I’d been born there many years before,  I knew almost  no one anymore except for my mother and sister,  whom  both  now lived  on the outskirts of the city, about an hour away.  We had never been a close family  nor an open one, but still, I was quite concerned when I learned that my mother had been blind for a few years, and no one had even bothered to tell me.  My sister was too  “busy”  to see me, so I let her be and began to set up my new life.

My little book Heal Your Body opened many doors for me. I began to go to every New  Age-type meeting I could find. I would introduce myself, and when appropriate, give out   a copy of the little book.  For the first six months,  I went to the beach a lot, knowing that when I got really busy,  there would be less time  for such leisurely pursuits.  Slowly,  the clients appeared. I was asked to speak here and there, and things began to come together as Los Angeles welcomed me. Within a couple of years, I was able to move into a lovely home.

My new lifestyle in Los Angeles was a large leap in consciousness from my early upbringing. Things were going smoothly, indeed. How swiftly our lives can change completely!

One night I received a phone call from my sister, the first communication in two years.  She told me that our mother, now 90 and almost deaf, had fallen and broken her back.     In one moment, my mother went from being a strong,  independent woman to being a helpless child in pain.

She broke her back  and  also broke open the wall of secrecy around my sister.  Finally,        we were all beginning to communicate. I discovered that my sister also had a severe back problem that impaired her sitting  and walking and which was very painful.  She suffered in silence, and although she looked anorexic, her husband didn’t know she was ill.

After spending a month in the hospital, my mother was ready to go home. But in no way could she take care of herself, so she came to live with me.

Although I trusted in the process of life, I didn’t know how I could handle it all, so I said   to God, “Okay, I’ll take care of her, but you have to give me help, and you have to provide the money!”

It was quite an adjustment for both of us. She arrived on a Saturday, and the following Friday I had to go to San Francisco for four days. I couldn’t leave my mother alone, but        I had to go.  I said, “God, you handle this.  I have to find the right person to help us before I leave.”

On the following Thursday, the perfect person had “appeared,” and moved in to organize my home for my mother and me.  It was another confirmation of one of my basic beliefs: “Whatever I need to know is revealed to me, and whatever I need comes to me in Divine right order.”

I realized that it was lesson time for me once again. Here was an opportunity to clean up a lot of that garbage from childhood.

My mother hadn’t been able to protect me when I was a child; however, I could and would take care of her now. Between my mother and my sister, a whole new adventure began.

To give my sister the help she asked for presented another challenge. I learned that when I’d rescued my mother so many years ago, my stepfather had then turned his rage and pain against her,  and it was my sister’s turn to be brutalized.  I realized that what started out to be a physical problem was then greatly exaggerated by fear and tension, plus the belief that no one cold help her. So here I was, not wanting to be a rescuer and yet wanting to give my sister an opportunity to choose wellness at this point in her life.

Slowly the unraveling began, and it continued until the end of her life. We progressed   step by step as I provided an atmosphere of safety while we explored various avenues of healing.

My mother, on the other hand, responded very well. She exercised as best she could      four times a day, and her body got stronger and more flexible. I took her to get a hearing aid, and she became more interested in life.  In spite of her Christian Science beliefs,   I persuaded her to have a cataract removed from one eye.  What a joy  for her to begin to see again and for us to view the world through her eyes. She was so pleased to be able to read again.

My mother and I found the time to sit and talk to each other in ways we had never been able to before, and a new understanding developed between us. We both became freer as we cried and laughed and hugged together. Of course sometimes she pushed my buttons, but that only told me that there was something further for me to clear.

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Louise Hay – The Truth About Your Inner Child

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My name is Tom Silver and I am a cancer Victor. I like to think of myself      as a cancer Victor rather than a cancer survivor because to me,  the word survivor implies  that  I was a victim.  My experience  was much different than that and I would like to share my story with you today.

My story began  the same  as  for  so  many.  I went to my doctor  for a simple check up         and instead of being given a wonderful bill of health, I was told I had an aggressive cancer. The words hit me the same as they hit most people …  like a large punch right between the eyes!  My initial response  was typical fear,  worry,  and I felt incredibly overwhelmed with everything I was about to experience and learn.

I remained in this mode for a few weeks. But then almost as quickly as I reacted when         I got the initial diagnosis,  I realized my attitude  was heading me down the wrong path. My negativity,  worry,  concerns,  and excessive over-thinking  were the biggest dangers  versus  winning over this disease and I suddenly realized it.  And that is when I decided      I was going to drastically change  how I went through this experience.  It  was  that  day that  I decided I was going to look at this experience as an adventure and a way to learn something new.   That is when…  I actually became excited about having cancer.

As I looked at it as a new adventure, I also began to say that I was happy to have it and     to experience it.   Because it gave me a greater understanding of the dis-ease,  a greater under-standing of me as a person, and a greater understanding of the others whom has  experience it.

I went in for radiation everyday for 8 and half weeks with a positive attitude & happy because I knew that it would help my immune system stay strong.  I  joked around with  the radiation technicians and the radiologist. I made it a point to help some of the other patients in the waiting room by my positive attitude  and  the smiles  I would put on my face every day. I wanted other patients to feel positive & happy also.

During my treatments,  I remained positive,  and  I used my mind and imagination               to believe the treatments were curing me and that my own immune system was getting stronger and more powerful every day.  I actually used my techniques  of  going  into  a lower brain wave state to stimulate and strengthen my immune system …. with mind healing chemicals.

After the first few weeks of treatments, I started feeling pains and cramps and eating   foods of any sort became a painful experience. But even then I continued to stay happy  and positive. I continued to imagine the radiation working on just the cancer cells and        I imagined it avoiding the healthy cells.

I continued to focus on being positive  and any negativity that entered my mind,                    I quickly recognized and sent on its way, replacing the thought with a positive one.

I was never afraid to tell others  that I had cancer and even their fearful words such             as That is really awful or That is terrible never affected my positive thinking, positive thoughts and positive feelings.

But when I would tell people that I actually enjoyed having cancer and that it was a        new adventure for me, they would, of course, be shocked at what I said. They could         not fathom thinking of cancer this way.  Because their minds  were filled  with fear         and the thought of death.

How can you be so positive and happy going through what you are, was what people   would say to me.  However,  I would just smile and not let their fears affect me.

I was happy, I was positive, I was optimistic, and I was on a new adventure of understanding and being a Cancer Victor. A fighter, a winner.

During my beginning treatments the doctors told me that after the almost 9 weeks              of radiation treatments I would be tired, weak and would be sleeping and doing nothing for weeks or more.

I did not know if that would happen to me or not, however, I did not let those predictions  alter my positive attitude  and  happy thoughts.  And after my treatments were completed, my radiation specialist doctor, Dr. Paul Song was totally amazed that I still had full energy. My radiologist said I was one of the most positive and happiest patients he had ever had.

During my treatments,  I was still teaching extensive Scientific Hypnotherapy sessions      to students coming in from other countries,  as well as conducting private hypnotherapy sessions to help clients overcome all types of obstacles including drug addictions and fear removals.

The Doctor said that my positive,  happy,  joyful attitude had a profound effect on my healing and the abundance of energy that remained with me even at the end of radiation treatments.  The radiologist Doctor,  even suggested,  that I should tell others about how     I used my mind to give me joy,  hope,  happiness and health during my intense radiation treatments.

That final week of radiation,  I was completely full of energy  and  I never lost my energy after the treatments. One week after my treatments, I performed a halftime hypnosis show at Staples center for opening night of the Clippers NBA game. I also did a hypnosis show at a popular restaurant in Beverly Hills.  I continued to maintain  my hypnotherapy practice just as though I had not been through treatments at all.

A few weeks later I did a halftime show at Bradley University In Peoria ILLINOIS.

Since my treatments I conducted a hypnosis training course for Doctors in Holland,            I performed hypnosis halftime shows  for The Chicago Bulls,  Milwaukee Bucks and        have conducted hypnotherapy sessions for two upcoming reality TV shows .

I am truly happy to have experienced cancer  and  to understand it and to test my ability     to feel joy, happiness and health. My wife Suzanne is also a Cancer Victor and she saw first hand how my happy positive thoughts,  emotions  and attitude helped battle, empower and conquer the disease that we call Cancer. Anyone can do what I did because there is nothing special about me.  It is simply a decision  that  you  can make and a process you can follow. Be Positive, be Happy and enjoy every day as a miracle, because your life is truly a miracle.

We are not Victims.

We are not just survivors.

We are Cancer Victors, Winners, Fighters, Warriors and Success stories.

I am happy and proud to have had cancer, and to tell you my story.

Tom Silver

 Scientific and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapy Clinic 128 Auburn Court, Westlake Village, CA 91362

805 525-5500

-Tom Silver-   🙂






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Dr Caroline Leaf

                                Think Happy Thoughts and Happiness Will Find Away Into Your LIFE 🙂

On the 4th of February 2015, Dr Caroline Leaf gave her debut TED presentation, at TEDx Oakes Christian School, California.

Most TED watchers wouldn’t have heard of her before, Caroline Leaf is a well-known name in western Christendom.  She has spoken from pulpits on every continent.  She’s authored one of the best selling books in the Christian market and has her own Tv show  on cable in the US.  She is also followed by more than one hundred thousand people on Facebook, and she’s even run her own conference, with another in the pipeline. She’s a mega-star in the Christian world.

So who is this woman with the stiletto-heels and slick presentation? What was her  training and background? How did she make it to the TEDx stage?

This aim of this post is to provide some context and background for those in the TEDx universe who have seen Dr Leaf’s TEDx presentation, and want some more information   in assessing her TEDx debut, and indeed, the global Caroline Leaf phenomenon.

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology specializing in Neuropsychology. Since the early 1980‘s she has studied and researched  the Mind-Brain connection.  During her years in clinical practice as a Communication  Pathologist she developed tools and processes that help people develop and change their thinking and subsequent behavior. Her scientific Science of Thought techniques  have transformed the lives of patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), learning disabilities, emotional traumas and released the potential of thousands of young students and adults.

She has presented her unique Switch On Your Brain with the 5-Step Learning Process® and the Metacognitive-Map™  learning tool to thousands worldwide.

She developed the Geodesic Learning™ theory (how we think and process information) that has been conservatively shown  to  also  increase thinking,  behavioral  and  academic performance by 35-75%. This revolutionary theory explains the Science of Thought, stating how thoughts form, how we process information and the power of the non-conscious mind and the relationship between the non-conscious and conscious. It explains that everything you do is first a physical thought in the physical brain.  You think,  and then you do,  which cycles back  to the original thought,  changing it,  and  the  thoughts  connected  to  it,  in a dynamic interrelationship. Therefore,  if your thinking is toxic,  then your communication and behavior are toxic, and vice versa.

She has published numerous articles in academic journals and consumer magazines       and has been widely interviewed in newspapers, on radio shows, and television shows about her research and theories.

She has her own weekly TV show called “Switch On Your Brain” airing on TBN.

She frequently lectures  to both Christian  and  secular audiences worldwide,  linking scientific principles of the brain to spiritual, intellectual and emotional issues in simple and practical ways. She speaks on diverse topics relating to optimal thinking, and hence, brain performance, including:

1. Thinking and learning

2. Controlling your thought life

3. Managing stress

4. Eradicating toxic thoughts

5. Overcoming mental, emotional, and spiritual strongholds

6. Understanding male and female brain differences

7. Applying wisdom

8. Identifying your unique gifts


University of Cape Town South Africa Degree of Bachelor of Science (Logopaedics) – December 1985

University of Pretoria South Africa Masters in Communication Pathology with distinction/cum laude – June 1990

University of Pretoria South Africa Doctor Philosophiae with specialization in Communication Pathology With distinction/cum laude and academic honors – May 1997

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“Live Every Minute Guys!!!”


Cancer has destroyed many lives, but most people don’t believe that you have a good chance even if you fight back. My father dealt with cancer for over 14 years. He would have never made it that long if it wasn’t for his strong mental attitude he obtain from World War II.  His nights and days where spent fighting the War the old fashion way. With planes, tanks and jeeps while  foot soldiering onward throughout battle.

  The doctors tried everything possible, such as chemotherapy, radiation and a lot of procedures over the 14 + year period. He made it through all of that because he had a lot   of support from his family, and a strong attitude.  I have never met anyone,  and I never will, who has displayed such a strong will to survive and a mental attitude made of steel.
  He carried that attitude through everything, even through his battle against cancer.    That the mind has more power over the body than most people think. If you have a good attitude about anything, like school or your job, you will do a lot better than if you have a bad attitude. This relates to everything you encounter in your life including cancer. If you have loving support, as well as a positive attitude about beating cancer, then you will have a better chance of conquering this disease.
   The mental healing process is a new way to treat cancer patients with the mind as well    the medicine. Cancer is feared by many people because of the label people put on it. It is often associated with a long and painful death, and with the loss of body parts, this isn’t always the case. Many people survive cancer with their bodies intact, but we seem to only hear about the bad things.
   In order for one to overcome their affliction with cancer, it is important that they have the quality medical care along with the required positive attitude. Dr. Bernie Siegel, the founder of ECaP (exceptional cancer patients), tells us that using the mind can not cure cancer alone, but it can enhance the quality of life for those dying of cancer, and it can even prolong their lives.
   Dr. Siegel believes that this treatment is very effective, but cautions against relying on it solely. It can not be used as a substitute for medical treatment. Science has proven that our minds have a great influence on our health and body. People view themselves by what they learn about themselves through what they go through and how they deal with it. People with cancer might think of themselves as weak individuals just because they allowed a terrible disease to take over their body.
 The truth is that a cancer patient can not let the disease get the best of them, and take over their mind. With a positive attitude, and not a defeated one, they have a better chance at fighting the disease.  There are many kinds of therapy that cancer patients have used to maintain a positive attitude while fighting cancer.  One anticancer imagery technique that was made famous at the Simonton Cancer Center ,  Pacific Palisades,  California, teaches cancer patients to picture the cancer cells inside of their body.
   Then they are taught to visualize other cells beating the cancer cells, and to see themselves as cancer free. Psychotherapy ….  is  a  widely  used  practice  in  fighting cancer.  Not only,  can it help you deal with cancer emotionally, but also it can also help you fight it physically by teaching patients that in order to have a healthy body, one needs to possess a sound mind.
   Dr.  Siegel is convinced that the mind can strengthen the immune system,  therefore,  fight cancer. After observing patients who were dealing with and coping with the disease, he said: “As I saw people learning how to live with their illnesses, I also saw them having incredible control over their wellness. They were getting better and I didn’t have to lift a finger.” He even said that “sometimes their cancer disappeared.”
  Mind/body therapy has been increasing in hospitals because it has been proven to be effective in cancer centers for prolonging people’s lives and improving the quality of them. In a study of women who underwent psychotherapy it was found that “after only one year, the women in the therapy group reported less depression, anxiety, and pain than did the others (women who had no therapy).”
 Also, the women who had psychotherapy “lived almost twice as long on the average as those who did not participate” in the therapy. The women who had therapy lived about      37 months from the beginning of the study as opposed to 19 months for the others. After ten years, only 3 of all the women who participated in the research was still alive, and all   3 were in therapy.
  Researchers do believe that it is better to wait at least four months before starting psychological therapy because they have to deal with getting cancer first. People whom received therapy later, reacted  better  than  those  whom  got  therapy  right  after  their  diagnosis. These findings are too good to be ignored. Everyone who experiences any kind of illness, especially cancer, should at least try these approaches to fighting back. There is so much to be gained, and nothing to be lost by trying.
  In his book A Psychological Approach To Cancer ( from 1964),  Doctor  Jacob Samuel claims that  “You can do anything you believe you can,  providing you know you’re not alone.”  He also says that “… love  💕 when in its truest nature is properly understood,  can be a force  sweeping toxins out of the body,  building up cells,  while reawakening, renewing, strengthening and healing.”  Along with a positive attitude, love and support can help a patient to fight the cancer.  Self-help groups have been proven to    be effective in prolonging the lives of cancer patients a great deal.
  In a study done at Stanford University by Dr. Siegel and his colleagues, evidence has been found that people who attend self-help groups experience less pain than those who don’t participate in groups. Self-help groups are an added support for a cancer patient on top of love from friends and family, or in some cases, a substitute for lack of friends and family. People in the self-help groups really know how you feel because they are going through the same experiences that you are, but others (friends and family) can’t possibly know what it feels like to have cancer unless they have or had it themselves.
  Some of the main goals that support groups work towards are creating a sense of self control, providing a means for the cancer patients to learn more about dealing with the disease, helping them to come to terms with their fear of death, creating ways for them to feel better about themselves and their purpose in life, providing a means for people to get together who have the same problems and create friendships, and learning how to talk to their doctors about what is wrong and how to get better.
  Self-help groups have a cycle which consists of three steps. The first is to bond with the group which sounds difficult,   but seems to be pretty easy for patients to do.  The second step is to begin to trust the other members and to share personal thoughts with them. The third step is experiencing empathy among group members. This cycle is repeated over and over again with each meeting of the group.
 This kind of support can not be attained through therapy and a loving family because     the members have a “shared experience”  the best therapist or family member cannot understand.  Even the closest families like “The Waltons” cannot create this special kind of connection that members of self-help groups can. These are the words of a cancer patient’s description of a self-help group: “The example set by other members seemed to strengthen people – I saw that each one could take it and they existed each day and that is what turned my life around.”
  According to Dennis T. Jaffe, Ph.D., author of Healing From Within, coming to        terms with the fact  you have cancer greatly lowers the pressure of having it, and has also been proven that stress hinders the capabilities of your immune system. He says that “…prolonging your life or defending your body could be a possible by-product of self-help groups – but it’s not a primary effect.”
    He insists, however that people should not expect a cure from joining a self-help group, although it has been proven to be helpful. Cancer patients should join the groups in order to enhance their lives.  It must be remembered that  family members  are  greatly affected by the cancer and there are groups for them to join also. The self-help groups for family members are many times just a place for them to release anger about the disease that their loved one is experiencing.
  A person’s attitude will either make or break them in the battle against cancer. If a person has a negative attitude he or she will greatly lessen the chances at beating cancer. There is scientific proof that “patients’ emotional states can affect the course of their disease.” One reason that some patients have negative attitudes is because they feel guilty about getting cancer because of what they have done in the past, and because they deserve it as punishment for what they have done.
  When people go to see a doctor on a regular basis, they have a much better chance at beating the disease than if they don’t see a doctor. Because they feel bad about themselves having cancer,  and think that they don’t deserve to beat it,  they  sometimes  deny  themselves the right to a doctor.  In  A Psychological Approach To Cancer,  Doctor  Jacob Samuel says: No matter what form it takes – lack of faith in yourself or lack of faith in others – unlovingness is unhealthy.
  It sets up a chain of negative thinking that pervades every act we perform and every emotion we feel.  Samuel also says, that if people keep all of their emotions locked up inside, they are wasting valuable energy that they could be using to fight off the cancer.     It doesn’t help if you try to deny or ignore cancer,   this just makes the situation worse.        If you confront the fact that you have cancer, your recovery will go a lot smoother.
  Another reason for negative attitudes of cancer patients are alot of people hear stories about how horrible radiation and chemotherapy are and that they will make you more miserable than dying naturally from the cancer. They don’t even try to fight the cancer because of these negative thoughts and fears.
  Another way that the attitude of the patient can affect the course of their disease and     life in general is that they don’t do everything that they should be doing to take care of themselves after their treatment. Also a negative attitude can cause a patient to not care about taking his or her medication regularly. The depression can also affect the immune system in a negative way that can hurt a patient’s healing process.
  Many people deal with cancer in different ways. These are some of them: *Seeking social support, such as talking to someoneabout feelings. *Using ‘distancing’ measures, such as making light of the disease. *Focusing on the positive,  such as rediscovering what is important in life.  *Wishful thinking,  such as hoping for a miracle,  and trying behavioral escapes such as overeating.   A lot of people change their way of living after they are diagnosed with cancer.
   Like Jane Mayer a cancer patient who said: I’ve stopped waiting for sales. Also If I search stores for a pretty dress, it’s to wear out to dinner- tonight. If I cook a delicious meal, its to savor- tonight. If I stroll along the shore, it’s to enjoy a walk hand in mine     with my husband. I focus on the moment-here the gulls squawk as they soar, feel the      foam ’round my ankles, watch the blazing sunset. I’ve stopped scheming, prearranging, and preparing. I haven’t lost the future; I’ve found today.
   Most people with cancer don’t know how much longer they have to live so they try to     get more things done each day.  As in Kathleen Sylvester’ case: I became a sunrise, not a sunset, watcher, waking every morning promptly at 4 to make lists: things to tell people, books to read and also deeds  I could perform that would make me deserve to stay alive. Michael Landon, a famous actor who had cancer, said at his press conference: “I’m going to fight it …..Every moment gets a little more important after something like this. Live every minute guys.
  A positive attitude can be crucial in your way to recovery. It has been proven positive attitudes “affect the quality, and perhaps the quantity of life.” We are able to talk to our own conscience and persuade ourselves to believe certain things. That’s why positive thinking is important to our physical well being.
  When the doctors told my father he had 14 months to live in his end times.  He again  believed…. in the power of the mind over the body in helping to fight cancer. He always said: “I am going to beat it.” With sheer determination, he got through those 14 months.    I don’t think  he would have made it that long if he didn’t have such a positive attitude. My father was always right about beating cancer with your mind along  with treatment although in the end he stated Leiomyosarcoma was 100 times worse than World War II.     It really can be done, and it has been proven. Every minute of your life is precious. Just like Michael Landon whom died July 1st, 1991 said,   “Live every minute guys!!!” 🙂

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Using Your Mind To Heal Your Ailment

In her book, “Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself”, Dr Lissa Rankin M.D., lays out many remarkable examples of how the mind can affect the body.   Dr Rankin,  a Western-trained physician  and  obstetrics  and  gynaecology doctor  from California,  pored over hundreds of peer-reviewed studies from medical journals to find proof for her theory  the mind  can cure the body.  She shares some of the extraordinary cases that she came across. “A woman whose cancer shrank away to nothingness during radiation. Only afterward did the doctors discover that the radiation machine was busted. She hadn’t actually received one lick of radiation, but she believed she had.”

Your mind can be a great ally in your healing. In one incident, a woman who truly believed the cancer treatment was going to help her condition found her cancer was gone after radiation. Only later did the doctors realize the radiation machine was broken, yet the woman was healed of her cancer because she completely believed she was going to heal.Your mind can be a great ally in your healing.        In one incident, a woman who truly believed the cancer treatment was going to help her condition found her cancer was gone after radiation. Only later did the doctors realize the radiation machine was broken, yet the woman was healed of her cancer because she completely believed she was going to heal.

In her book, she cites a study in which a group of patients were given a saline solution which they were told could be chemotherapy. Despite the fact it was only salt water, 30  per cent of the patients lost their hair. She also mentions the case of a psychiatric patient with a split personality who is diabetic when she is in one personality and not when she is in the other to the point where her blood sugar readings change dramatically.  These also include a patient who suffered from severe nausea and vomiting – whom was given a drug  she was told would undoubtedly cure her.  Within  a  few minutes,  she  recovered entirely despite the fact that the doctors had lied to her – she had actually been given a drug known not to prevent nausea, but to cause it.

Through her research, Dr Rankin discovered that patients who are given placebos do      not just feel better – they can actually become clinically better.  She writes:  “I had been thoroughly indoctrinated into the dogmatic principles of evidence-based medicine, which  I  worship  like the Bible.  I refused to trust anything  I couldn’t prove  with a randomised, controlled clinical trial.  “Plus,  also having been raised by my father,  a very conventional physician who made fun of anything New Age,  I was as hard-nosed,  closed-minded, and cynical as they come.”

However, as her experience of medicine grew, her views started to change.  She wrote, “Even the most closed –minded doctors  witness patients  who  get well  when,  by every scientific  rationale,  they  shouldn’t.”  “When  we witness  such  things,  we  can’t  help questioning everything we hold dear in modern medicine.  We start to wonder if there is something more mystical at play.” She went on, “But what if we’ve got it all wrong? What if, by denying the fact that the body is naturally wired to heal itself and the mind operates this self-healing system, we’re actually sabotaging ourselves?”

“Yet another woman broke her neck. After being taken to a hospital and getting X-rays that confirmed that she had broken her neck in two places,  she  opted  to refuse medical intervention  and  saw  a faith healer instead,  despite  her doctors’  vehement objections. Without any medical treatment, she was out jogging a month later.” “A woman with stage 4 ovarian cancer “just knew” she wasn’t going to die, and, after rallying the support of the people who love her,  is still alive  ten years later.  “A man with blocked coronary arteries diagnosed after a heart attack  was told he would die  within a year if he didn’t have heart surgery. After refusing surgery, he lived 20 more years and died – not from heart disease – at 92.

Another example from her book, Dr Lissa Rankin cites a man who had a heart attack and found to have severe blocked coronary arteries. He was warned by the doctors that if he didn’t have a heart surgery, he would die within a year. He refused the heart surgery, and yet lived on for 20 more years, and died from something other than heart disease.Another example from her book, Dr Lissa  Rankin cites a man who had a heart attack  and found to have severe blocked coronary arteries. He was warned by the doctors that if he didn’t have a heart surgery,  he would    die within a year. He refused the heart surgery, and yet lived on for 20 more years, and died from something other than heart disease.

“As I heard these stories, I couldn’t ignore the gnawing voice within me. Surely, these people couldn’t all be liars. But if they weren’t lying, the only explanation was something beyond  what I had learned  in  conventional medicine.”  “I  couldn’t  help  wondering  if, perhaps, by not at least considering the possibility that patients might have some control over healing themselves,  I  was  being an irresponsible doctor  and  violating  the  sacred Hippocratic Oath. Surely, if I were a good doctor, I would be willing to open my mind in service to the patients I cared for.”

In her book, she encourages readers to improve their health not by taking medications,  but by  addressing  psychological  and  lifestyle  factors  that  are  causing  their  illnesses. Dr Rankin worked as a doctor until she became frustrated that she saw so many patients who were clearly ill and suffering, but who continually returned negative test results. She says she was seeing 40 patients a day  and knew she was not helping them by diagnosing them ‘well’ from test results despite seeing they were chronically fatigued, anxious and in pain.

By the time she was 32 she had been through two divorces,  was  on  3 medications         for  high blood pressure,  and  had  just been diagnosed  with  pre-cancerous cells in her cervix.  She  was  disillusioned  with  her job  and  fed up  of  wearing  all  the  ‘masks’  of professional doctor,  perfect wife  and  new mother.  She  then  experienced  her  ‘perfect storm’. Within 2 weeks of giving birth to her daughter, Dr Rankin’s 16-year old dog died, her brother was admitted  to surgery with acute liver failure,  her husband cut two of his fingers off with a table saw, and her father died of a brain tumor.

“They say when your life falls apart, you either grow or you grow a tumor. Fortunately     for me I decided to grow,” she said. As a result, she left her job and now she works as an author and inspirational speaker preaching that patients have self – healing powers and that they can solve their own health problems.

Lissa Rankin, MD writes about the many remarkable examples of how the mind can affect the body in her book, “Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself”. Dr Rankin, a Western-trained physician and obstetrics and gynaecology doctor from California, pored over hundreds of peer-reviewed studies from medical journals to find proof for her theory that the mind can cure the body.Lissa Rankin, MD     writes about the many remarkable examples  of  how the mind can affect the body in her book,  “Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself”.  Dr Rankin, a Western-trained physician and obstetrics and gynaecology doctor from California,  pored over hundreds of peer-reviewed studies from medical journals to find proof for her theory that the mind can cure the body.

She writes: “There’s proof that you can radically alter your body’s physiology just by changing your mind. There’s also proof that you can make yourself sick when your mind thinks unhealthy thoughts. And it’s not just mental. It’s physiological.” Another patient detailed in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suffered from severe nausea and vomiting. Instruments measured the contractions in her stomach, indicating a chaotic pattern that matched her diagnosis.

Then she was offered a new, magical, extremely potent drug, which her doctors promised would undoubtedly cure her nausea. Within a few minutes, her nausea vanished, and the instruments measured a normal pattern.  But the doctors had lied.  Instead of receiving a potent new drug,  that she had been dosed with ipecac, a substance known not to prevent nausea,  but to induce it.  Researchers in San Diego examined the death records of almost 30,000 Chinese-Americans and compared them to over 400,000 randomly selected white people.

What they found was that Chinese-Americans, but not whites, die significantly earlier   than normal  (by as much as five years)  if they have a combination of disease and birth  year that Chinese astrology  and  Chinese medicine consider ill-fated.   The researchers found that the more strongly  the Chinese-Americans  attached  themselves to Chinese traditions, the earlier they died. When they examined the data, they concluded that the reduction in life expectancy could not be explained  by genetic factors,  lifestyle choices    or behavior of the patient, the skill of the doctor,  or any other variable.

Why  did  the  Chinese-Americans die younger?  The researchers concluded that they        died younger not because they had Chinese genes, but because they had Chinese beliefs. They believed they would die younger because the stars had hexed them.  And negative beliefs manifested  as  a shorter life.  One fascinating case study described a psychiatric patient with a split personality. As one personality, the patient was not diabetic and her blood glucose levels were normal.

However, the moment she became her alter ego, she believed she was diabetic, and         she literally became diabetic. Her entire physiology shifted. Her blood sugars rose, and from all medical evidence, she was, in fact, diabetic. When her personality flipped back, her blood sugars returned to normal. The degree of social support you experience even affects the likelihood  of  cure if you do wind up sick.  A University of California,  at San Francisco study published  in  the  Journal of Clinical Oncology investigated the social networks of nearly 3,000 nurses with breast cancer. This study found that the women    who had been socially isolated before their breast cancer diagnosis had a 66 per cent higher risk of mortality from any cause and a twofold risk of breast cancer mortality.      The nurses who went through cancer alone were found to be four times more likely to     die from their disease than those with ten or more friends supporting their journey.

In a research done, Chinese Americans were found to die much earlier than the white Americans. When investigated to find out the reason why, the researchers concluded they died younger not because they had Chinese genes, but because they had Chinese beliefs. They believed they would die younger because the stars had hexed them. And their negative belief manifested as a shorter life.In  a  research  done,  Chinese Americans were found to die much earlier than the white Americans.  When investigated   to find out the reason why, the researchers concluded they died younger not because they had Chinese genes, but because they had Chinese beliefs.  They  believed  they  would  die younger because the stars had hexed them. And their negative belief also manifested as a shorter life.

Dr Rankin also writes about a patient with lymphosarcoma who recovered miraculously when given a drug he believed would save him despite the fact that all of the later evidence suggested the drug was ineffective. But Mr Wright desperately wanted to live, and he hung his hope on a promising new drug called Krebiozen. He begged his doctor to treat him with the new drug, but the drug was only being offered in clinical trials to people who were believed to have at least three months left to live. Mr Wright was too sick to qualify.

But he didn’t give up. Knowing the drug existed and believing the drug would be his miracle cure, he pestered his doc until Dr West reluctantly gave in and injected him with Krebiozen. Dr West performed the procedure on a Friday, but deep down, he didn’t believe Mr Wright would last the weekend. To his utter shock, the following Monday, Dr West found his patient walking around out of bed.

According to Dr Klopfer, Mr Wright’s ‘tumour masses had melted like snowballs on a hot stove’ and were half their original size. 10 days after the first dose of Krebiozen, Mr Wright left the hospital, apparently cancer-free. Then the scientific literature began reporting that Krebiozen didn’t seem to be effective. When Mr Wright,  whom trusted what he read in the literature, fell into a deep depression, and his cancer came back.

This time, Dr West, who genuinely wanted to help save his patient, decided to get sneaky. He also told Mr Wright   some of the initial supplies  of  the drugs had deteriorated during shipping,  making  them less effective,  however,  that  he  also  had scored  a new batch of highly concentrated, ultra-pure Krebiozen, which he could give him. (Of course, this was a bald-faced lie.) Dr West then injected Mr Wright with distilled water.

The tumours melted away, the fluid in his chest disappeared, and Mr Wright was feeling great again for another two months. Then the American Medical Association blew it by announcing  a nationwide study of Krebiozen proved the drug utterly worthless.  This time,  Mr Wright lost all faith in his treatment.  His cancer came right back,  and he died  two days later.

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Determined to Heal

 Dr. Pedro Cervantes with Angie at Gerson Institute’s “Clinica Nutrición Y Vida” in Tijuana

In 2012, the age-standardised incidence rate was 49 cases per 100,000 persons (60  for males  and  39  for  females).  Unfortunately,  Australia    has  the  highest  incidence  of  melanoma  in the world.  On average,  30 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200  will die  from  the  disease  each year.  In  2016,  it  was  estimated    that 13,283  new cases  of  melanoma  skin cancer  will  be  diagnosed  in Australia (7,847 males and 5,436 females).

However for Angie Cooper of  Perth Australia she beat those odds                      and this is her personal blog post!!! ☮🙏🏼 😇♥️🌠💗💚💫💙 

  Hello Ken:   My story of  survival  and the will to live  began  in June 2012 when a call at home  took  me  by complete surprise.  When the Doctor at the other end of  the phone line told me straight …. “that I had cancer and it was bad.  The reason  that  I was in complete shocked  was  I had only a couple of months before …been to see a dermatologist  who looked at a very small sore on my arm he dismissed it so I was not concerned, within a couple of months it started to bleed so I went to my local doctor and had a biopsy done, I truly never worried about the results as I  felt  it must have been  something I had picked up from a recent holiday overseas.

  After the phone call and within a couple of hours I was sitting in the doctor’s office.        The Doctor again informed me that it was a very aggressive form of Melanoma called nodular melanoma. It was quite deep and that I would need surgery, more biopsies, scans were needed to determine my odds of surviving this disease.  To be honest I never thought this would happen to me but then again who does and now at the age of 46  my       life is threatened.
 My mind was full of uncertainties and questions; I have 3 children who I did not Want      to leave without a Mum, the youngest being 13 at the time of diagnosis.  The hardest thing for me was to tell my children and family. With an experience only  a few years earlier that I had lost one of my closest friends. She died of Melanoma this very same disease at only 42 years of age and I felt I was heading down this same path. I went totally into a state of shock and my world had been turned upside down, my whole body was numb and my legs were like Jelly. I physically struggled to get out of bed …. I would lay there unable to sleep and when I did I would wake up. There was only one thing on my mind and that was that    I am  dying …. I have cancer.
  I even contemplated and spoke of writing letters to my children as I would struggle to find the words what would I say in these  letters to my kids. Things like  sorry I won’t be  here to see you graduate, get married and have children of  your own as it tore my heart    in two. I was dealing with the very real reality that I would not be around to watch them grow up.  Now a decision had to be made do I give up or do whatever I possibly could to beat the illness.  As days turned in to weeks. I had scans, biopsies and surgery, it would take two weeks to find out if the cancer had entered my blood stream.
   Two weeks later the surgeon rang to confirm the cancer had already spread and was     now in my blood stream and my chance of surviving 5 years was 67% as I was diagnosed      as stage 3.  I was offered a type of chemo called interferon and through pure fear decided to do this even though they felt I should have started earlier and at best it would give me an extra 5% chance of survival.  I was prepared to do absolutely anything to give myself a better chance of survival.
  I endured 4 weeks of treatment which unfortunately damaged my liver and sent me  to the hospital, I had no energy   and could barely stand up I was vomiting blood losing my hair and my weight was plummeting, the treatment  itself causes terrible depression and anxiety and loss of appetite.  I was put on a drip  for a few days again  and I thought  this was going to be the end.  But watching my Son crying at my bedside  and  the look of fear in his eyes. I knew I could not give up so with sheer determination.  I had to  find the courage and strength to keep fighting.
I returned to treatment at half dosages and finished a further 3 weeks of intravenous treatments,  it was a depressing place to be in with so many sick people,  I would drive myself to the hospital and home each day. On completion of my treatment my oncologist requested another pet scan to see if there were any new tumours.  Something suspicious was found and I now had to have another biopsy, my daughter really wanted to support me and be there for me so I let her come to this appointment.   As the lump was close to   my heart they had to insert a large needle through my chest, as this went on for about 40 minutes but unfortunately … due to the location of the lump … they could not reach it so      I would need to book an MRI scan.
 Two weeks later I attended another scan but again after about an hour they said the imaging machine was not good enough to determine what we were dealing with …  I was admitted into another hospital with a newer machine and this meant another three weeks of waiting.  Finally after what seemed to be an eternity and I was given the all clear and it appeared to be a pericardial cyst.

       This wonderful news was short lived  and only one month after treatment ended in December.  I found a lump in my leg,  I queried this with my local Doctor.  As he felt     the lump and dismissed it as nothing to worry about. Two months later I returned to my oncologists to commence another round of chemo,  I mentioned the lump to him and he felt it should be looked at and ordered another biopsy … which confirmed the cancer had mestastized and now the oncologist deemed me a terminal cancer patient with aggressive melanoma.  He said there was nothing more he could do for me and that 3 monthly scans and cutting Tumours as they returned were the only option to give me some more time.

I prayed and prayed like I have never done before, I slept with Rosary beads and a cross either in my hand or under my pillow every night, I started to say the Rosary every single day this  all  from a person  who only occasionally  remembered to pray at all.  I asked for answers, guidance and the strength to carry on.  I also researched stories of people whom had been given the same news as I had and had found a way to survive.  I believed that if    I could find one person who had reversed their diagnosis … then so could I.

  After much reading and what I truly believe were messages from above. I was guided to an all-natural therapy called the Gerson Therapy, I travelled to Mexico with my Mum and stayed for 3 weeks to learn what I needed to do when I returned home, I would follow this treatment for at least 2 years.  The therapy alone kept me housebound for the best part of 18 months until I regained my weight and my strength, I was about 7 kilos (15 pounds) lighter than I am now at 46 kilos (101 lbs) at 5ft7”.  At this stage I had no strength and was now suffering from anxiety and depression and life for me at this time was really hard.
 The therapy involves making 13 fresh organic fruit and vegetable juices a day every hour on the hour and my diet consisted of only organic fresh produce.
  With the proper amount of coffee enemas to prevent poisoning the liver. I cut from my diet all sugar and processed foods. This I would stick to religiously for the two years. This therapy is very involved and there is a lot more to the therapy. However it really is about returning to nature and only putting into your body foods which will feed and nourish it and to kick start the immune to help it heal. Our diets are so important in all parts of our lives to keep us happy and healthy. Therefore feeding our body real food … like fruits and vegetables is vital for our health, our bodies are amazing and given the right environment they can heal themselves. Unfortunately it is too easy to eat unhealthy with so many processed and easy to access foods.

At this time I was so blessed to have people that truly cared, I had a lot of people many     of them I do not know praying for me and also sending messages of support.  I will always be grateful for this.  I also received a lot of healing energy  from  the  many healing masses I attended;  I also received Reike energy healing from a close friend and also a lady I have never met who lives in America.

Any illness regardless of what form it comes in is hard on any family and my family was     no different. My family went from having no worries in the world to living daily with a constant reminder that life would never be the same and the constant battle I was facing was not going to go away anytime soon.  Everyone reacts in different ways some cry, some scream and others hold this terrible news deep inside.  I know for myself that I did keep a lot of feelings to myself although at times the depression and anxiety got too much.  AS I could not hide the tears and feelings of complete fear and despair.
There are so many lessons I have learned along the way  the last few years and the way         I view the world now is very different.  June 24th this year will be 4 years from my first diagnosis and on April 15th of this year I reached 3 years of having no evidence of disease.  I continue to thrive in my life while also living with a terminal cancer diagnosis.  I would not say that emotionally I am completely healed from this turn of events in my life but I continue to fight and live to the best of my ability.
 I believe I will now enjoy watching my youngest son who is now 17 graduate from year 12 at the end of the year. I will also see my daughter get married one day.  I have been on two more holidays with my family and for my 50th Birthday in October I overcame my fear of flying and went skydiving from 14000ft …with my eldest son ….who was born on my29th Birthday and turned 21 the same day.
Some of the Lessons I have learnt are really simple things.  I now think  about how everything  I do and say can affect the people around me. I know how words alone can either lift a person’s spirit or cause irreversible damage.  I know I was judged when I was at my lowest, one example is I even had a stranger at the shop tell me I needed to try his sample of food as I was too skinny.  Not only was I dealing with my illness depression and anxiety but now I was also dealing with being judged and left wondering what others were saying about me, I walked away feeling crushed.
 I am far from perfect and I too used to judge others but now I know more than ever that maybe a person has a reason for being the way they are. I view everyone as individual and everyone has a story.  I have known for a long time … that I was the really skinny anorexic looking person. Whom  was  sad,  unsociable  and  would  Walk  the other way when  I saw someone I knew walking towards me. Because for me at this time it was easier to deal with my life. People didn’t know that though and would make judgment. I looked fine on the outside but on the inside I couldn’t deal with life.

Throughout all our lives we are all met with challenges some big and some small but Regardless of what these might be … we should never give up and work towards a good outcome. We are so blessed to be born and to be given a life in an Amazing country and that  we  shouldn’t waste it for a second.  Being true to yourself,  while being strong and only make decisions that you know will make for a better world for us all.  Don’t take life for granted be appreciative  and  grateful  for what you do have instead of what you don’t   Life is short and we only get one chance to live an awesome and amazing life. You will get out of life what you invest in it.

I do believe Things happen for a reason and although the past few years have been hard and  my illness has affected so many people  I have to take from it the positives,  I believe  my kids are better people and appreciate their health and life more they are better human beings.  I am also much closer to my parents  and  I have experienced  unconditional love   My family are more aware of what they eat  and  they have also learnt that Mum is strong and there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for them, now that they have also experienced the unconditional love I talk of.  My perspective on living has changed and now I only want to give back and help others.

I do not know what else life has in store but for now I am healed happy and ready to live my life.  I do know that I am going to be grateful every day I wake up whether it is raining or the Sun is shining because Life is good when you’re grateful to be alive 🙂

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Skin Cancer Cured Naturally – Gerson Therapy


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Bill Henderson


It sadden me deeply yesterday when I heard that Bill Henderson passed away of heart failure at 11:30 CST. He left behind his legacy helping 1000’s with cancer and one person   that is documented is Cortney Worrell Campbell.  Whom  In  2008,  at  age  0f  26,  was diagnosed with Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Knowing the negative  impact  of  conventional medicine  on the body  and seeing  it  first-hand  when precious family members suffered through it, my husband and I began to wonder if there were other options.  In June 2014,  I chatted with Nick Rivera and his True Account!!!

The Science Behind the Budwig  Diet  🙂 

After weeks of around the clock research, we discovered that there were. We abandoned conventional treatment and began to explore the CAUSE of the cancer. After following a very strict holistic protocol,  I have been cancer free since May of 2009.

This is Cortney Worrell Campbell’s 5– Star Story:

 Cancer Free b/c of  CANCER FREE…
By Green Drink Diaries on November 29, 2011

I am greatly summarizing this story to keep this simple, but you can find my full story      on my blog,   In 2008,  at the age 26;   I  was  diagnosed  with a rare  and  indolent form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, stage II. After biopsy, PET scan, bone marrow biopsy confirmation, and pathology confirmed  by  3  different labs,  I  was  referred  to  an  oncologist  who  told me  the  best form  of  treatment  for  my  illness was  R-CHOP chemotherapy  followed by radiation.  In our hearts,  my  husband  and  I knew that the risk of fertility coming with that was not something we could risk so we began to look for other options.

Through several “chance” discoveries, my husband came across Bill’s book and ordered it. While  he  was  busy reading other  books  on  alternative  and  natural cancer approaches,  I dove into “Cancer-Free: Your Guide to Gentle, Non Toxic Healing.”  This by far was  the best choice for me to read,  being an overwhelmed,  emotional,  newly diagnosed cancer patient who wanted so desperately to protect my fertility.

He writes in simple terms without leaving out the science that explains the “WHY’s” of cancer and alternative cancer therapies. I LOVED how empowered I became reading what was the cause of cancer  and  WHY  my doctor didn’t understand  much  about alternative protocols. As I read, my doubts were reassured with KNOWLEDGE and CONFIDENCE that I could beat my cancer without chemotherapy.  I also became  RELIEVED  as I read, convinced  that Bill was an honest,  well-intended person  who was writing books to teach and help people and NOT to make money off of desperate cancer patients.

Bill lays out what “he would do if he had cancer” to you in the book, and there are many additional treatments  he  recommends depending  on  the  severity of your cancer type.   I followed his protocol like NOTHING I HAD EVER DONE BEFORE! You have to be extremely strict and almost legalistic about it.  Within weeks  the remaining tumor  in my neck (the first in my armpit was removed for biopsy) was shrinking to the touch. My new oncologist who was supportive of me  “trying alternative therapies  for  no longer  than 3 months” was amazed but said that my cancer could “wax and wane” in size so we would still need to monitor my progress carefully.

8 months after starting Bill’s protocol, I was declared in clinical remission and there      was no physical evidence of tumor bulk. Three years later I am still cancer free. Oh, and     I also delivered a healthy baby girl,  something  I would not have been able to do yet if I would have gone through chemo  AND the #1 reason  we wanted to avoid  it  in the first place.

I want to add that it is not an easy road. You can NEVER go back to the way you ate before. I still eat mostly vegan,  mostly raw,  mostly organic,  eat the Budwig mixture, and still take SOME of the supplements  that  Bill recommends – three  years  after  I  started.  Although this treatment is overall much cheaper than conventional treatment, nothing is covered by insurance and it is a lifestyle  that  can be more expensive than the average American,  but TOTALLY worth it!

The cost is exactly $155 per month in U.S. Dollars. Please understand. You pay just $155 for the food and supplements.

Also- Bill has been so supportive of me when I had short questions. For instance, when       I reached my 2 year remission date I wanted to see what supplements I could safely stop taking. I emailed him and he let me know what he thought with what I felt was a realistic and well-informed answer.

I honestly DO NOT think Bill’s protocol is for everyone. I DO believe everyone could do it if they wanted to, but it is a test of the WILLS.  You have to WANT it bad and (as Bill says) believe you can get well.  It is a complete OVERHAUL of everything you thought you knew about cancer, cancer research,  and  the American healthcare system.  Whatever treatment plan you choose for your cancer,  please let it be out of  informed decision of  both alternative  (reading also Bill’s book or others with a similar belief) and the conventional information you receive from your doctor. NEVER make your decision out of fear.

My Experience Using The Bill Henderson Protocol

What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of the cells in the body. The body is made up from millions of tiny   cells. Different parts of the body such as organs, bones, muscles, skin, and blood are made up from different specialised cells.  All cells have a centre called a nucleus which contains genes made from DNA. The genes control the functions of the cell.

There are many different types of cells in the body, and many different types of cancer which arise from different types of cell. What all types of cancer have in common is that the cancer cells are abnormal and multiply out of control.

What causes cancer?

Each cancer is thought to first start from one abnormal cell. What seems to happen is that certain  vital  genes  which control how cells divide  and  multiply are damaged  or altered. This makes the cell abnormal.  If the abnormal cell survives it may multiply out of control into a cancerous (malignant) tumour.

We all have a risk of developing cancer. Many cancers seem to develop for no apparent reason.  However, certain risk factors are known to increase the chance that one or more   of your cells will become abnormal and lead to cancer. Risk factors include the following:

The – 7 – Cancer Triggers!!!!!!!

1. Chemical carcinogens

A carcinogen is something (chemical, radiation, etc) which can damage a cell and make     it more likely to turn into a cancerous cell. As a general rule, the more the exposure to a carcinogen, the greater the risk. Well-known examples include:

  • Tobacco. If you smoke, you are more likely to develop cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, oesophagus, bladder and pancreas. Smoking is thought to cause about 1 in 4      of all cancers.  About 1 in 10 smokers die from lung cancer.  The heavier you smoke,    the greater the risk. If you stop smoking, your risk goes down considerably.
  • Workplace chemicals such as asbestos,  benzene,  formaldehyde,  etc. If you have worked with these without protection you have an increased risk of developing certain cancers.

2.  Age

The older you become, the more likely that you will develop a cancer. This is probably    due  to  an accumulation  of  damage to cells over time.  Also,  the  body’s  defenses  and resistance against abnormal cells may become less efficient as  “we’   become  older. For example, the ability to repair damaged cells, and the immune system which may destroy abnormal cells, may become less efficient with age. So, eventually one damaged cell may manage to survive and multiply out  of  control into a cancer. Most  cancers  develop  in older people.

3. Lifestyle factors

Diet and other lifestyle factors (and, as mentioned, smoking) can increase or decrease    the risk of developing cancer. For example:

  • If you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables you have a reduced risk of developing certain cancers. The exact way in which they protect against cancer is not fully understood. These foods are rich in vitamins and minerals, and also contain chemicals called antioxidants. They may protect against damaging chemicals that get into the body.    We should all eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day.
  • Eating too much fatty food possibly increases the risk of developing certain cancers.
  • The risk of developing certain cancers is increased by obesity, lack of regular exercise, drinking too much alcohol and eating a lot of red meat.

Some examples of studies looking at lifestyle factors and cancer:

A large review of data (Parkin et al – cited below) found that about 4 in 10 cancers diagnosed in the UK each year – over 130,000 in total – are caused by avoidable lifestyle factors and choices including smoking, alcohol, weight and diet. Quote from lead author Professor Parkin… “Many people believe cancer is down to fate or ‘in the genes’ and that   it is the luck of the draw whether they get it.  Looking  at  all  the  evidence, it’s clear that around 40% of all cancers are caused by things we mostly have the power to change.”

One large research study (Kirkegaard et al – cited below) followed up over 55,000 people for 10 years. It looked at lifestyle factors and rates of cancer. The study concluded that by following recommendations on keeping physically active,  keeping  weight  in  check,  not smoking, drinking alcohol in moderation and having a healthy diet, the risk of developing bowel cancer could be reduced by as much as 23%. But, the study found that even improving in some of these lifestyle factors had some reduction in risk.

A study (Schütze et al – cited below) that followed up 363,988 people found that about     10 in 100 of all cancers in men and about 3 in 100 in women in western Europe are caused by people drinking alcohol.  Most cancer cases  were  in people  who drank higher than the recommended upper limits. But the study found that even drinking more than two units a day for men  and  more than one unit a day for women  significantly increased  the risk of developing certain cancers.

A study (Pan et al – cited below) that followed up over 100,000 people in the USA suggests that cutting the amount of red meat in most people’s diets to 42 g per day (equal to about one large steak a week) could significantly reduce the incidence of certain cancers.

4. Radiation

Radiation is a carcinogen. For example, exposure to radioactive materials and nuclear fallout can increase the risk of leukaemia and other cancers. Too much sun exposure and sunburn (radiation from UVA and UVB) increase your risk of developing skin cancer. The larger the dose of radiation, the greater the risk of developing cancer. But note: the risk from small doses, such as from a single X-ray test, is very small.

5. Infection

Some germs (viruses and bacteria) are linked to certain cancers. For example, people   with  persistent  infection  with  the  hepatitis B virus  or  the  hepatitis C virus  have  an increased risk of developing cancer of the liver. Another example is the link between the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Most (possibly ) women who develop cervical cancer have been infected with a strain (subtype) of HPV at some point in their life. Another example is that a germ (bacterium) called Helicobacter pylori is linked to stomach cancer.

One research study estimated that about one in six cancers – two million a year globally – are caused by largely treatable or preventable infections. They estimated  four infections – HPV, H. pylori, and hepatitis B and C viruses – accounted for 1.9 million cases of cervical, stomach and liver cancers in 2008. Most of these were in the developing world. Initiatives such as immunisation against HPV and hepatitis B are helping to combat these infections.

But, most viruses and viral infections are not linked to cancer.

6. Immune system

People with a poor immune system have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. For example, people with AIDS, or people on immunosuppressive therapy.

7. Your genetic make-up

Some cancers have a strong genetic link. For example, in certain childhood cancers the abnormal gene or genes which may trigger a cell to become abnormal and cancerous are inherited.  Other types of cancer may have some genetic factor which is less clear-cut. It may be that in some people their genetic make-up means that they are less resistant to   the effect of carcinogens or other factors such as diet.

Most cancers are probably due to a combination of factors

Not everybody who has contact with a potential cancer-causing substance (carcinogen)    or has an unhealthy lifestyle will develop cancer.  For example,  not  all smokers develop cancer of the lung.  In fact,  we are all probably exposed to low doses of carcinogens a lot  of the time.

The body has certain mechanisms which may protect us from developing cancer. For example,  it  is  thought  that many cells  which are damaged by carcinogens can repair themselves.  Also,  the  body’s immune system  may  be  able  to destroy  some types of abnormal cells  before  they multiply into a tumour.  Perhaps one carcinogen may only damage one gene, and two or more genes may need to be damaged or altered to trigger  the cells to multiply out of control.

In many cases it is likely  that  there is a combination of factors (such as genetic makeup, exposure to a carcinogen, age, diet, the state of your immune system, etc). These may play a part in triggering a cell to become abnormal,  and  allowing it to multiply out of control into a cancer.

Preview Bill Henderson explains how he came to be a cancer expert

Bill Henderson explains how he came to be a cancer expert

The Three Causes of Your Cancer (Bill Henderson Interview)

Cancer is a temporary imbalance in the body. Bill Henderson pt.1


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Independence Day

For Ella Woodward  and  for much of her life she  was  a  total sugar addict: with a diet consisting primarily chocolate,  cookies,  peanut butter and jelly with ice cream for desert. That changed suddenly in June 2011  when she became suddenly ill  and for the next four months toured London Hospitals. Visiting countless specialists having every conceivable test her symptoms worsen as the doctors became confused.

    While experiencing unbearable dizziness and having a painful and swollen stomach     the test results indicated there was nothing wrong. However in September her illness was finally classified as a type of dysautonomia,  Postural Tachycardia Syndrome  that affects the autonomic nervous system and is believed by experts to be significantly under-diagnosed.

Symptoms present themselves in a wide variety of ways, however orthostatic intolerance (difficultly maintaining a steady heart rate when upright) is the defining feature – my heart rate normally jumps from around 60 to 130 within 30 seconds of standing!                  I think 194 is my record though!

Please NOTE:   Heart palpitations,  chest pain,   fatigue,   dizziness,   lightheadedness,         pre syncope (blackouts), constant headaches, severe digestive issues, nausea, abdominal cramps and food intolerances also unfortunately occur on a daily basis!

The illness predominantly …affects women… and usually develops in your late teens and   early twenties. Whilst medications are amazingly helpful in controlling symptoms there is no cure.  This isn’t helped by the fact that most doctors  have never heard of the syndrome since the condition  gets  so  little attention  in  the  medical community.

As a result of this lack of understanding, even the experts do not fully understand why it occurs and what the prognosis is. All they can estimate is that in about 50% of patients the syndrome disappears at some point, although they really cannot predict when, whilst for the remaining 50% it is something they will have to manage for life.

If you want to find out more about PoTS then this link may be useful – PoTS: An Overview.

As she began taking an array of drugs and steroids to manage the symptoms nothing seemingly worked. She responded by living in denial instead of facing up to how ill and depressed she had become.  She became a shut in — away from everyone – laying in bed watching terrible T.v. shows and eating candy. And it wasn’t until a disastrous romantic getaway to Marrakesh – which also ended with her being brought home in a wheel chair hooked to an IV that she took responsibility for her own health.

As she started researching natural healing,  she  discovered  American Kris Carr whom   begin to manage her own cancer through a plant base, whole food diet that began her new way of life. Changing her diet and going cold turkey on the comfort foods she loved wasn’t easy. It took her 18 months to gain her new lease on life.  Everyday she finds herself trying to manage her new life style or her symptoms will return. But she is so grateful how much better she feels eating this way   🙂

Preview YouTube video Ella Woodward – Full Q&A

Ella Woodward – Full Q&A

Preview Deliciously Ella | How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle and Feel Great

Deliciously Ella | How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle and Feel Great


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