A few weeks ago, a new client showed up to my office totally panicked. I had just seen her the day before and she was totally calm, cool and collected. What could possibly have changed overnight?
She told me she had just gotten a call with the worst possible news: she had cancer. Someone called her from the doctor’s office and dropped the “c” word. Then they told her that her doctor was out of town and they needed to run some more tests and they didn’t have any other information for her. By the time she had gotten to me, she had already called all her friends and family and had willed her cat to her sister.
She spent over a week in sheer panic, without any answers. Finally she got some good news: yes, it was cancer, but it was the best possible case scenario and almost definitely curable.
My client’s situation is unfortunately not rare. Every year, nearly two million Americans are diagnosed with cancer and one in three Americans will face a cancer diagnosis and some point in their lives. But new research is showing that we are overtreating harmless tumors and very likely causing more harm than good.
Here’s how this has happened: Techologies have advanced to a point where we can now see lesions and tumors in super early stages. These things look like the early stages of cancer but as often as 60% of the time, these items are better off left watched instead of treated. In the case of breast cancer, one third of women currently diagnosed with cancer have harmless tumors that pose no threat to their lives.
Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society recently spoke about the National Cancer Institute’s plans to “redefine” cancer. When people are currently diagnosed with cancer, it may not be technically wrong, but that word has become such a scary, anxiety-inducing diagnosis that it sends patients into a frenzy. And the complications and side effects that can come with treatment may make you sicker than you ever would have been, left untreated. Redefining cancer to a much more narrow, more extreme situation could be the difference between hundreds of thousands of people calling home to say they have scary, unpredictable “cancer” or being put on watch for a minor concern.
The fact remains that even though our technologies for detecting cancer at earlier stages has massively increased over the past decades, the rates at which people die from cancer have been unchanged.
In our modern medical world, liability has unfortunately taken top priority. Physicans are encouraged to everything and anything they can to cover themselves. Not that this comes from a malicious place, but just that we are almost always overdiagnosed and overtreated. And with more and more evidence that shows how intensely our mindset directly affects our health, having the mindset that you have cancer is not exactly ideal.
My husband took the medical route with his cancer. His mantra was basically “load me up.” When he passed away at age 45, it wasn’t the cancer that took him. It was an infection caused by his cancer treatment.
Not to say that cancer is not a very, very real thing. Along with cancer rates, the amount of environmental toxins we are absorbing daily is rising by the minute. Carcinogenic substances, toxins and products are everywhere. And we all have cancer. It’s just waiting to come out of us. But education is crucial when it comes to being diagnosed with anything, but especially cancer.
Yes, you guessed it, I’m going to encourage you to cleanse your cancer. Take control of your life and don’t put yourself in a situation in which you feel so overwhelmed and emotional that you let any doctor prescribe you anything. Cancer is a man-made disease. WE are in control of it. YOU can take control today by taking control of your life, your body and your health.
Dr. Mercola named the following items as cancer-causing environmental and lifestyle factors that we should be paying more attention to. I completely agree with this list:
- Pesticide and other synthetic chemical exposures
- A predominance of sugars and grains in the diet, causing the body to burn sugar rather than fat as it’s primary fuel
- Wireless technologies, dirty electricity and medical diagnostic radiation exposure
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Poor eating habits
- Lack of sunshine exposure and use of sunscreens
As Dr. Mercola notes, it’s not that one of these things is responsible for cancer, but it’s the continued combined exposure that will kill us.
So how can you Cleanse Your Cancer?
I recommend the following lifestyle changes:
- Cut sugar, gluten and processed foods from your diet to improve insulin receptor sensitvity.
- Eat more raw food and take time to know where your food comes from and how it’s prepared.
- Eat good healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, raw sprouted nuts and organic cage-free eggs.
- Drink at least one organic green juice daily.
- Do not eat GMO foods and buy organic whenever possible.
- Limit soy consumption and choose fermented soy products whenever possible.
- Make sure you’re getting enough Omega 3 fatty acids from foods such as chia seeds, flax seed, wild caught salmon and walnuts.
- Take a strong probiotic and get your gut health in check.
- Manage your stress.
- Exercise 5 times a week.
- Get at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.
- Get Vitamin D from direct sun exposure for 20 minutes daily.
The biggest mistake we make with our health, is trusting someone else to know our bodies better than we do. You have the power to know what your body needs and to help it get there. How can you start cleansing your cancer today?