The number one thing that patients do is to radically change their diet! Increasing vegetables, organic fruit, whole grains, eating whole foods, juicing, and eliminating dairy, wheat, gluten, meat, sugar, and processed foods. Giving the body the nutrients it needs to fight disease and increase the immune system and natural killer cells.
Taking control of your own health and the ideal that in order for healing to occur, you must be willing to make changes even if those changes are time consuming and emotionally difficult. Instead of relying in quick fix pills, you may need to make serious changes in your life in order to regain your health. You may need to leave your stressful job or marriage in order to heal, whatever it is, evaluate, reflect and listen to your inner voice to do what is right for you.
Following your intuition. The body knows what it needs to heal and it can often let you know why you got sick in the first place. This belief goes against western medicine, which usually removes patients from the planning process while the doctors determine a course of treatment after diagnosis. IF the mind is allowed to quiet down, it will know what it needs to do in order to be well again. Cancer is only a messenger that says something has gone wrong or out of alignment. Find out what that something is, that root cause and correct it to heal the body.
Using Herbs and Supplements: The difference between chemo and vitamins is that chemo kills cancer cells & the immune system while most supplements are designed to strengthen the immune system so that it can remove cancer cells. These 2 treatment styles stem from 2 different belief systems. Vitamins and Herbs alone will not do the trick however, combining them with all the other elements to heal the body may mean the difference between life and death just as diet alone may not work either.
Releasing suppressed emotions- suppressed emotions are any emotions you are hanging onto from your past that are negative, positive, conscious or unconscious. We hold onto negative one's such as anger, fear, sadness, and hurt. Suppressed emotions may be conscious or unconscious, meaning you may not be able to remember them fully. It could be from traumatic memories or events in the past, accidents, abuse are often blocked from one's conscious memory. You can release these negative emotions easily with Time Line Therapy, hypnotherapy and using other healing modalities such as Reiki, yoga and meditation.
Increase positive emotions: Happiness is a habit and a state that you can access at any time. We all have happy memories that we can access and we an do it daily to make it a habit. For cancer survivors that were interviewed, they had to force themselves to think of past happy events and memories in the beginning or they chose to watch funny shows and movies to increase their happiness. They discovered that by doing this daily, it became a habit and the feeling of happiness came quickly the more they practiced it.
Embrace social support: We are social creatures by nature and humans need each other to survive. Researchers have discovered that loved one's help our bodies in a sophisticated way. When we are surrounded by them, even our pets the feeling of being loved releases a flood of hormones into the bloodstream which makes us feel better emotionally but also strengthens our immune system significantly.
Deepening your spiritual connection: Having a connection to a deeper or higher energy which some people call God and others call it the soul or energy or chi. One may pray to find this connection others may have a deep yoga practice or meditation practice that they follow. Whatever it is for you, is right for you, practice is daily, connect to your inner spirit and faith.
Having strong reasons for living: Survivors that were interviewed said that they wanted to live and for many reasons. Having confidence to your core that you want to keep living, to get excited about life was a recurring factor for cancer patients of radical remissions. It is a recurring fact in this book that the mind leads the body, not the other way around. Its a proven fact that when you have strong enough thought or emotion, powerful hormones and released instantly into the bloodstream and have either beneficial or detrimental effect on your immune system depending on the nature of your thoughts and emotions.
While each chapter in the book contains healing stories, its important to remember that it is never just one factor that helped people get well but a multitude of factors. Empowerment is the key, cancer is a devastating disease and people often feel powerless since it can sneak up without any warming. Finding your power will require some effort on your part, you can do it.
Radical Remission, surviving cancer against all ods written by kelly A. Turner, Ph.D You can find her book here: