Cancer is not invincible but, undoubtedly, it demands all our strength, courage and zest to get it out of our life.
At the same time, we must do whatever possible to preserve a tranquil and happy state of mind and minimize the impact of the disease on our personal relationships and general goals in life.
Take Care of your Body
- Adopt a healthy diet: opt for a raw vegan, living food diet rich in enzymes. A diet based on chlorophyll, phyto – nutrients, vitamins and minerals is excellent for cancer fighters. Sprouts and vegetables possess great antioxidant activities. Besides, most of the overall antioxidant activity stems from combining these phyto – nutrients. For instance, broccoli sprouts are a great source of glucosinolates and isothiocyanates that induce phase 2 detoxification enzymes and increase antioxidant status.
- Take supplements: use supplements made exclusively from whole food sources, like curcumin: curcumin fights cancer growth, interferes with activation of the estrogen receptor, inhibits nuclear factor kappa beta, inhibits cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways and causes cancer cells to self – destruct (apoptosis).
- Drink water: this is very important. You can use a distiller to make sure your water is free from any sort of chemicals.
- Exercise: aerobic exercise can make wonders for your body, for it brings great amounts of oxygen in your body. Of course, you should avoid overkills and consult your doctor before adding extra exercise in your program.
- Skin brushing: that is very interesting and effective. Make a habit of brushing your skin toward your heart in the shower or before your shower. Thus you help your lymphatic system get moving.
- Get adequate sleep: at least 8 hours of sleep can help your body heal much faster.
- Sunbathe: sunbathing will bring much more vitamin D into your body but you should expose yourself to sunrays before 10 a. m. or after 4 p.m., when the sun is much friendlier. Vitamin D fights cancer growth, by inhibiting proteinases release from cancer cells and IGF-1 stimulated growth. Furthermore, it interferes with the cancer cells’ growth cycle.
- Breathe correctly: breathing correctly, through the nose and out through the mouth, will bring the amount of oxygen your body needs to heal itself.
Enhance your Mind
- Stay Positive: true, it is not easy, but developing a positive mentality can make a great difference. You can do that by focusing on the nice things in your life, no matter how small or big they are.
- Laugh as much as possible! Whether it is your pet, funny movies, jokes and pranks, friends with great sense of humor or anything else, laugh possesses great healing power and can do wonders for your moods.
- Meditating: you don’t have to become a Buddhist monk to learn how to meditate. Just relax your body and empty your mind of thoughts, in order to alleviate your stress.
- Forming mental pictures: use your imagination and mentally picture happy things and events. It would also prove helpful to practice some deep breathing while hearing some relaxing melodies.
- Get as much support as you can: whether from family or friends, members of your church or a trusted psychiatrist, get as much support as possible. You can even join a specialized support group and share your thoughts and experiences with people undergoing similar condition with yours. Remember that a great way to strengthen yourself is by offering your help and support to others. Devoting time to help others can boost your self – respect and moods.
- Reassure yourself. This is another great technique to preserve a generally positive attitude. Stand in front of a mirror and make a whole-hearted affirmation. It may seem a bit funny at first, but soon enough you will see how beneficial it can be.
- Pray: sincere praying, if you are of course person of faith, has been scientifically proved to help people cope with cancer. Do not limit your prayers by referring just to your health issues. Include others in your prayers – it will help you alleviate your stress.
- Express your gratitude: there are definitely some things in your life you are – or you should be – gratefulfor. Remind them to yourself and express gratitude.
- Forgive: bitterness is self-destructive and only makes things worse. You don’t need this kind of poison in your body – for poison it is, as it releases several toxins in your neural cells and tissues.