Emotions don't cause cancer, but blocking their expression might. Emerging studies have shown a significant relationship between prior emotional trauma/abuse and cancer. The landmark ACES study demonstrated that the more traumatic factors you have, the more likely it is that you will get cancer. Is this due to the trauma itself or because it makes you increase risky behaviors like smoking? I think it’s both. For my thoughts, read my article or you can check out my book.
YES. The way you think is intimately linked to your immune system and your DNA health. How negative thinking influences your cancer prognosis.
Yes. The way you process stressful events, is intimately linked to your immune system and your DNA health. Guess what stops diseases from becoming diseases? Your immune system. If your body is working really hard to deal with life stressors, the rest of your system, including your cancer surveillance, is adversely affected. How negative thinking influences your cancer prognosis.
It depends on what your diet is like now. Most cancer organizations are recommending a plant-based diet, which is also what I recommend. I have specific recommendations in my book as well if you want more details.
I totally understand. Take your time to heal and then come back when you're ready. If you want some things to think about that are easy to implement, check out these 5 Tips For Easy Starting After Cancer.
The majority of the things I recommend can be done by anyone at any time of treatment because they are internally based. There are exceptions, like some dietary recommendations. Healing Before You're Cured was inspired for people like you. I researched easily accessible, powerful tools for you to use during and after treatment.
You might be feeling overwhelmed. A lot of times we skip over how we feel and it takes time to process these feelings. Think about journaling to give yourself more space. Click here for a short article about journaling.
This is also a common feeling when we feel like we are powerless. There are always things we can do to get started and see results right away. For example, check out this short article about gratitude.
This is a huge problem for everyone. Sometimes, it's inspiration, sometimes it's an example, sometimes it's a coach that can help us move forward. Check out this short interview I had with an inspiring lady.
Don’t trust me. Try what I’m suggesting and see if it works. If it doesn’t, then move on.
I've been training in emotional techniques for 20 years, from acting coaches to personal therapy to self study. I have done over 7,000 hours of meditation. I've coached and led hundreds of meditations from groups of two to hundreds of people. More importantly, I know the connection between the emotions, meditation and your health and how to optimize them.
I work with people of all incomes, and there are tons of free content in the email course and articles. If you participate in the course, I probably will answer you directly. So if you haven't already, take the Blind Spots quiz and get started. My book is also on Amazon, and if you've never gotten an Audible audiobook before, you should get mine for free.
I am not as young as you think.
I am not selling any supplements. I truly believe that your nutrition should come from whole foods in your diet.
During chemo and radiation treatment, it is true we are just trying to get through the treatment in one piece, so the focus on a specific diet is not as important as calories and protein intake. If you are finished with treatment, the focus should shift to an immunity-boosting diet.
What's needed is a conversation about getting you and your partner on the same page. Food choices can be emotional, so changing them can be though. A lot of the food recommendations I make have to do with eating things that are fruit and vegetable based, which are simple to prepare. Also, there are many websites that give recipes for healthy cooking that are easy to follow.
Share with your partner the reason you want to eat healthier and see if you can find a mutual purpose that serves both of you. Here is an email conversation I had with a mother facing this issue.
Think about that for a minute. You just told me you don't have one minute for yourself. Part of this process is putting yourself first. If not number 1, then 1a. Want a pep talk? Here is a 1 minute video.
In my experience, people who go through cancer are usually the ones helping everyone else. Asking for help is very important in going through this journey. Does this sounds familiar? If you struggle with this, I suggest you watch cancer survivor MJ share her experience overcoming her need to do everything herself.
Try to simply your life and cut out some of those things are unnecessary and escapist (like watching the news, reality TV, or binging shows you don't even like), so you can focus on the things that can help your health.
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