| What is Cancer?
Cancer is the fast growth & division of cells which form tumors. These tumors can be benign or malignant & can travel though the lymphatic system to other areas of the body.
At the moment, statistics say 4 in every 10 of us will develop cancer. That's a big statistic! Once you start researching there are volumes of material, hundreds of books & people on youtube claiming to have the cure. The alternative opinion is that pharmaceutical companies make a lot of money from cancer treatment, but ultimately we need to take responsibility for our own health & work out how to best love & support our bodies.
To successfully cure a disease, we must locate & remove the cause. The million dollar question...
What Causes Cancer?
I feel there are a few causes, which can all be traced back to repressed emotions we hold within our cells.
1. Substances we choose to expose ourselves to or ingest: radiation, smoking, foods, chemicals, UV, which lead to low immunity.
2. Genetic pre dispositions to cancer.
3. Stress locks the body up, reduces immunity & blocks the flow of energy.
If we choose to eat unhealthy foods, smoke or do things to our bodies which are not healthy - we are making a decision to harm ourselves in order to get an addiction met, by avoiding our pain.
Smoking, drinking & drug taking offers temporary relief for stress, fear & depression. Comfort eating - offers comfort instead of fully experiencing the existing discomfort.
Denial has a lot to answer for. If we have the option to fully feel our pain - or to smoke, drink or entertain ourselves with something that will help us avoid our pain - which do we choose? It is usually during the pursuit of denial that we create the most amount of damage to our bodies.
Hereditary pre dispositions to cancer can also be seen as emotional injuries which are never processed & released, which pass down through the generations until someone releases the emotional cause.
Immunity is our body's natural defence against infection & disease. 97% of our immunity is in our gut, the friendly bacteria/ flora in our gut, allows us to kill pathogens (nasties) in our bodies before they enter our bloodstream. Taking high yield probiotic supplements is a very sensible way to keep your friendly bacteria in control of your gut. Read more about probiotics here.
Blood health is very important & the way to keep your cells healthy is to feed them the nutrients they need to stay stong.
Anti-oxidants are crucial to natural immunity, they protect cells from attack. Anti-oxidant rich foods are mainly fresh organic fruits & vegetables. Supplements can be taken, but nature is the best mixologist when it comes to giving you the perfect bundle of nutrients that work together to be absorbed efficiently. Read more about anti-oxidants here.
Eating fresh organic whole foods will allow your cells to be surrounded by anti-cancer compounds - & if you have a strong immune system, you are creating the best possible environment for healing.
Enzyme Boosters are found in cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, kale, broccoli & onions.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a power carotenoid which is a potent anti-cancer agent.
Reishi mushrooms are officially recognized in Japan as a cancer treatment, also candida, chronic fatigue syndrome & side effects of radiation & chemotherapy. Amongt many they have anti-tumor, antiviral, immunostimulant properties
Selenium is an essential nutrient, which can be found in nuts, mushrooms, asparagus onions, egg yolks, garlic, horseradish, horsetail & kelp.
It promotes the activity of red & white blood cells, cleans up unwanted free radicals & enhances the body's healing abilities.