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Newsletter 08/004 -- 10 Important Insights on Cancer; Happy New Year!
December 30, 2008
ALL 4 NATURAL HEALTH – Attaining Good Health Naturally
Happy New Year!
On the other hand, there is great news if you are a believer and follower of natural health and healing – cancer is not only preventable via lifestyle and dietary habits, it is very much ‘curable’ too.
The truth is, I am very wary about using the word “cure” when it comes to cancer, particularly because the conventional medical establishment has tried its hardest to monopolize the term.
We could argue until the cows come home on whether there is anything that really “cures” cancer - drug, surgery, food, supplement, herb or alternative treatment. We could even debate all night long on what cancer is in the first place. But those are moot points.
The important thing, in my mind, is that our best chance of beating the disease, whether in prevention or recovery, is to undertake a holistic approach. Cancer, after all, is not only about a tumor; it is, instead, a systemic, whole-body disease, and should thus be treated as such.
In that regard, scary as it may be, cancer is really not very different from other chronic, degenerative diseases – diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and the like. It’s frightening mainly because of its initially silent nature, and also the seeming futility of trying to defeat it. Well, that’s if one chooses to undertake conventional cancer treatment.
But if one is willing to take responsibility, and make all the necessary changes to one’s life, from diet to detoxification to exercise to relationships to stress, etc, I would say cancer is absolutely beatable. Of course, there are no guarantees in life, in whatever we do, but I would say the odds are good. This is a reality championed by many natural health experts and practitioners, and something I very firmly believe in.
Today, I will point you to some of the latest studies carried out on subjects related to cancer.
Firstly, one of the most clear-cut points of all, is how exercise is an excellent cancer fighter. Indeed, a Japanese study has shown that increased physical activity lowers one’s risk of getting cancer, while another study has shown that exercise and physical activity lowers one’s risk of colon and rectal cancers.
What can we incorporate into our diets to improve our chances against this dreaded disease? Cruciferous vegetables! It has been found that raw cruciferous vegetables help to prevent bladder cancer. For an idea of how cruciferous vegetables could offer more protection, read about how stress and diet may interact to affect one’s cancer risk.
Here is something in favor of potential natural treatments for cancer – a study has found that the natural substance noscapine, which has been used as a cough suppressant for over 50 years, is effective against advanced prostate cancer.
Then there are the things to avoid in our lives and our diets:
I’m usually very critical of conventional cancer treatment. And here is one study which suggests that cancer drugs used to shrink tumors could in fact be promoting their growth!
Last but not least, let me talk a little about mammograms. Women are queuing up by the millions for their annual mammograms, in a bid to defeat breast cancer. What most of them do not know, however, is that mammograms may in fact increase breast cancer rates, and that some cancers may in fact go away on their own, without treatment. Indeed, there is much about mammograms which make them not only futile, but dangerous too.
If you are interested in early detection for breast cancer, thermograms are a much better alternative to mammograms.
This is a relatively new section whereby I will report on some of the latest interesting news and findings on health from around the world. This section will be regularly updated, and it can be accessed here:
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Okay folks, that’s it for today. Have a wonderful, happy, healthy and all-round fantastic 2009 ahead!
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