Sometimes, real-life experiences are the most powerful teachers. My grandma had breast cancer and went through a horrendous experience that shaped her life in a powerful and negative way. After the innovative radiation treatment (around 1950-60), the unfortunate side effect was that her right arm was damaged and paralyzed, and she had to learn how to eat, work and live only with one arm for the rest of her life.
This experience affected me deeply and motivated me to find answers and solutions that go beyond the traditional perspectives.
Kelly Turner, Ph.D., a researcher and psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology, gives in her book Radical Remission the results of her research on over a thousand cases of people who have defied a serious or even terminal cancer diagnosis with a complete reversal of the disease.
She says. “Conventional medicine [tries] to kill cancer. I didn’t kill my cancer. I loved it. The most important thing I learned is that cancer is my body. It’s not an enemy; it’s still my body.”
Dean Ornish MD, the “Father of Lifestyle Medicine”, says: “A whole foods, plant-based diet, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, soy products, moderate exercise, such as walking half an hour a day, various stress management techniques, yoga and meditation, and social support (really, love and intimacy) could help prevent, maybe even reverse, conditions like heart disease or type 2 diabetes and even slow the progression of some cancers”.
A highly informative article on greenmedinfo.com reviews the literature: Powerful Meta-Analyses of the Breast Cancer Literature Show Spontaneous Regression of Tumors Not Uncommon. Breast Cancer Can (And Often Does) Spontaneously Regress: Confirmed by Case Reports.
As a Lifestyle Prescriptions® Health Coach and while teaching at Lifestyle Prescriptions® University I’ve worked with hundreds of therapists, health coaches, and traditional medicine practitioners, and I’ve seen how difficult it is even for health professionals to change old, limiting beliefs about what’s causing cancer (or any symptom for that matter) and what to do about it.
Emergency medicine, treating and managing our symptoms, is important and will always be there. But most of us would agree that we need to expand our health care system with a renewed focus on prevention and addressing the root-causes …
Which requires a clear understanding of the Art and Science of Self-Healing and Organ-Mind-Brain Anatomy™.
New evidence suggests that there’s more to the biochemical changes in our organs, tissue, or cell than we fully perceived to be true. Science is starting to realize that our lifestyle, including what we eat, how well we exercise, how we perceive and manage stress, and our social environment determines our level of health and vitality.
If we view ourselves as complex beings with a body, emotions, thoughts, life experiences, and certain lifestyle habits then it becomes pretty obvious that these factors must play a role in the onset of symptoms and health in general (something we know by now through extensive research).
The HUGE difference between regular Health Coaching, Lifestyle, Integrative or Functional Medicine is that with Lifestyle Prescriptions® we realize there is a very specific (and I mean very, very specific) Organ-Mind-Brain Connection.
Every organ tissue in our body is affected and connected by very specific stress triggers, emotions, beliefs, and lifestyle habits. There is nothing random about our body or the symptoms we experience.
It’s all about biology. But biology is not just a collection of organs or cells. Our body is a direct reflection of consciousness and is directly linked to our mind and reality.
The most life-enhancing and empowering factual belief we can integrate into our life is the inner knowing that our highly intelligent organism has an:
- Inherent capacity and tendency to auto-regulate and heal naturally.
- That there are 6 Root-Cause(s) of symptoms.
- That our symptoms are actually part of an organ tissue going through very specific 9 points of phases of self-healing.
Trusting our body’s healing intelligence AND becoming aware of these root-causes AND taking conscious actions are what allows us to improve, heal, and thrive.
Because if you know the WHY and HOW everything is changing. Including us.
Once we understand which specific types of stress, which specific unresolved emotional hurts, limiting-repetitive thoughts/beliefs, or specific lifestyle habits (toxic environment or people, lack of sleep or bad nutrition or exercise habits, etc.) are affecting a specific organ tissue symptom then it’s so much easier to say:
“Yes, I am ready to not just treat my symptoms or manage the disease, but rather explore changing my inner and outer lifestyle habits and making the changes necessary for my body AND my life to change and auto-regulation.”
Lifestyle Prescriptions® Root-Cause Health Coaching is really simple at its core:
- Remove the blockages that prevent auto-regulation and self-healing
- Increase awareness, vitality, and strength in body and mind
Whenever I talk with cancer survivors, I am inspired by their stories and how understanding WHY they developed breast symptoms (for example) was one of the most important AHA moments in their life. It enabled them to transform who they are and align more fully with their true values and life purpose.
Breast cancer can be perceived as a curse or as a miracle for renewal, healing, and personal growth.
Kelly A. Turner MD, the author of Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds and renowned researcher on spontaneous remissions, sums it up well,
“Our health—and indeed our entire lives—can be seen as the sum of all our moment-to-moment decisions. This includes how we choose to eat and drink, think and feel, act and react, and move and rest on any given day.”
Spontaneous Regressions of Breast Cancer (and the majority of chronic symptoms) are possible.
Most important, get qualified help from a Lifestyle Medicine trained health professional or certified Health Coaching to guide you through the process and towards wellbeing.
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