We are half way through the month of October and all month long we are being bombarded with all pink everything, in hopes of encouraging women to get yearly mammograms and detect breast cancer at its earliest stages. At the surface, this may seem innocent enough but I’d like to propose that an important element is missing, PREVENTION! One important premise of restorative medicine is the belief that the body can absolutely keep itself healthy and prevent disease if the body is afforded the things it needs.
Following that line of reason, the body can heal if we stop doing the things that allowed the cancer to develop in the first place. Recently, a very dear patient shared a book with me called “Heal Breast Cancer Naturally”, by Dr. Veronique Desaulniers. This patient shared with me that this book empowered her to take responsibility for her health and wellness. She is seeing fantastic results from this important shift in perspective. In the book, Dr.Desaulniers shares seven essential steps to beating breast cancer that are of use to all people – whether we are carrying a cancer diagnosis, or we simply do not want cancer to become part of our story.
Let food be your medicine
Be mindful about the quality and quantity of your food and be especially conscious of sugar, highly processed foods, and bad fats and oils.
Reduce your toxic exposure
Be mindful of the chemicals that are used in the environment, inside your home, and those that are used on or in your body. Also consider sources of electromagnetic radiation.
Balance your energy (and your hormones)- emphasis mine.
Science has shown that we are energetic beings and blocked pathways inside our bodies where energy should flow freely can give us symptoms.
Heal your emotional wounds
Change is a must! If we keep doing all the same things you will get the same result. Stress has been shown to create about 80% of all diseases.
Embrace biological dentistry
Removing toxic metals and root canals must be replaced with non-reactive compounds to truly heal the body.
Repair your body with therapeutic plants
Paracelsus said “The art of healing comes from nature, not the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature.”
Adopt very early detection (this may or may not be with a mammogram)- emphasis mine
According to the World Health Organization, “Cancer cases are expected to surge 57% worldwide over the next 20 years” If you follow the six tips outlined above you will make great strides at continued wellness and active prevention. Ultimately each person should weigh the risks and benefits with a trusted healthcare provider and make a personal decision about what is best for you in terms of screening.
If you or someone you know is facing cancer this book may be an empowering and educational source of encouragement. As always, we wish you vitality, wellness, and a very happy fall!
Written by Christelle Renta, MSN, FNP-C