Sounds a great plan doesn't it? For some of us that plan gets turned upside down when we receive a cancer diagnosis or someone we love does. Statistics now tell us that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women can expect such a wake up call. For me, it was someone I Ioved very much- my mum. She died in 2008 from secondary breast cancer at age 69, despite embracing the best of what orthodox treatments had to offer. I wish I knew then what I know now about how to prevent cancer and I'm sure the outcome of her diagnosis could have had a happy ending.
My name is Lynda Ford. I am a Certified Life Coach, Holistic Counsellor, Author and passionate advocate of natural, chemical free living. Twenty years on from my mum's initial cancer diagnosis at age 48, she received the dreaded news that the breast cancer had returned. I thought I was ready to help her navigate a natural healing path through her secondary cancer diagnosis. But I hadn't factored in the pressure of orthodox family opinions, or the overwhelm from trying to figure out which natural medicines needed to be priority one. Combine this with the fear instilled by the medical system to 'do just as you are told if you want the best chance to live' and very soon Mum chose surgery, then chemo and radiation for both her primary and secondary treatments. She supported that decision with a few natural supplements and dietary changes, but they proved to be too little too late.
When time is not a factor it allows for greater digestibility of information available. I have spent the years since her death steadily researching natural cancer fighting protocols and seeking out good news stories of those who have won their battle and now living cancer free, using natural lifestyle changes and mind-body awareness as their primary medicine. Living a cancer prevention lifestyle can raise resilience to countless other diseases, decrease internal toxicity and increase longevity. None of us want cancer but currently it is set to steal the title of our leading cause of death by 2030. We can choose to not let this happen by taking action today and instead consider natural cancer prevention as the cure.
When one is happy, they are more productive and positive. We all know how a smile can be contagious! Well we need more happy, smiley, optimistic people in the world and there is a way to become more consistently positive, no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in. When we align with living a more meaningful existence, magic begins to happen because we generate more positive expectation. This is such an underestimated requirement for living cancer free. We start to realise that no matter how much pain we get exposed to, (mental or physical), it is our choice if we suffer or if we grow from the experience. When we suffer we get stuck in negative emotion and become blinded to the opportunities that could raise ourselves up and out of the state we are in, so we stay there for longer than we should. When we grow, we learn, we evolve. The insight that develops helps guide and support better choices in the future and opens our hearts and minds to amazing possibilities. Like attracts like!
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Central to living a natural cancer prevention lifestyle, is to respect the natural system that supports us. We live in a material modern world, one that currently is too dismissive of the reliance we have on maintaining a healthy earth. Many people still wish to control the Earth rather than be sustainable stewards of her precious bounty.
“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.” Native American Cree Indian saying.
Our highly consumerist lifestyles are taking their toll on our natural environment. Economic development has taken pride of place rather than Nature. This prioritisation is back to front and the fallout of this has led to Climate Change that threatens our very lives. And to the skeptics I say that global warming is a natural phenomena yes, but it is not natural to progress as rapidly as it has since the industrial age...it is human activity which has unbalanced the rate of progression.
In its most simplest form it doesn’t take more than commonsense to understand that if you keep clearing forest (trees breathe in carbon dioxide) and keep producing it then you are going to speed up greenhouse gases building up in our atmosphere. You would think we'd have at least stopped deforrestation? No. Here in Australia in just one state alone over the last 2 years, three quarters of a million hectares has been bulldozed as stated by Government figures.
Toxic chemicals are contaminating our air, soil, water supplies and our own bodies. They are effecting natural systems and particularly causing loss of amphibians, insect life, fungi and general soil biota- all of these elements are small but essential in the web of life. People often disregard certain life forms based on insignificant size, but it turns out that some of the smallest creatures have the biggest effect on the health of our environment. Take earthworms as an example, they are highly sensitive to chemical inputs and their role is to simply create fertile topsoil! Who needs that? We do of course.
Bees are another example...they are threatened by the use of commonly used herbicides, pesticides and fungicides, but particularly the use of those classified as neonicotinoids. Can we risk losing our bee population when they pollinate all our food producing plants?
As our environment degrades, so too does our own health. The more ailments we develop, the more we fear illness. When we are fearful we act hastily rather than thoughtfully and seek the quick bandaid solution offered by orthodox medicine.
Orthodox treatments have their place, particularly in the case of surgical interventions for accident and injury and value to isolate diagnosis. The trouble is that the system is broken. Doctors are stretched far too thinly and often do not have the time to explore all the possible causal factors that could be contributing to patients ailments.
Unfortunately, the flipside to this, is that in many cases patients don’t wish to have their lifestyle examined and would prefer to be prescribed a pill as a quick fix.
The time has come to reclaim faith in our own wisdom to know what our body needs to experience wellness. Nature has everything our body needs to heal itself. So many diseases we suffer from can be healed simply by a lifestyle change and a basic understanding of plant based medicine.
Synthetic drugs are beginning to create more illness from side-effects, than curing the diseases they were intended to heal. In-fact, most are prescribed not to heal the disease, but to simply manage symptoms...so a dependency develops which of course pharmaceutical companies absolutely love! Motivation? Money.
Everything is interconnected...our attitude, our health, our motivations, our choices and the wellbeing of Mother Earth and her inhabitants. It exists in an inter-connective dependency. We cannot live in isolation from the natural world happily. We may think we can if it is a lifestyle grown accustomed to, but even when we live in a built up man made city environment, people always seek solace and peace in a natural green oasis. It is in our very core to need nature. Nature does not need humans and yet she provides all we need to thrive. Respecting this reality means to acknowledge the natural healing opportunity found within plants and trust in our ability to learn how to heal ourselves.
No information on this website can be considered a replacement for professional medical advisal. It is shared for the purpose of broader awareness of alternate options available to every person...it is not intended to assist diagnose, treat or cure any disease.
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