4 Keys to Natural Healing for 2010

29 12 2009

With the start of the New Year, you are going to be bombarded with ads for weight-loss programs.  Gyms everywhere will be deluged with people looking to burn off all those holiday meals and deserts consumed since Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years is known for the greatest number of heart attacks all year.  So if you’re looking to make a fresh start this year and are determined to have better health this year than last, allow me to make a few suggestion that will turn up your body’s natural healing processes.

1. Transition to a whole-food plant-centered vegan diet. T. Collin Campbell, PhD describes in his book, “The China Study“, the ability of a whole-food plant-centered diet to reverse cancer at any stage.  One study which seems to put this to the test showed that men with prostate cancer realized an improvement in their PSA tests after one year on a vegan diet[1].  Additionally, a vegan diet has been proven to reverse heart disease[2] as well as diabetes[3].  Three good reasons to go vegan!  Want to get started?  Here’s a website to help you out: 21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program

2. Consciously change how you think. Researchers in the field of pyschoneuroimmunology study how the mind regulates the immune system.  For example, if you feel hopeless, your immune system is weakened.  If you feel hopeful, your immune system is strengthened.  Yet both feelings are simply subjective states of mind which you have complete power over.  In the book “You can heal your life” Louise Hay, a cancer survivor, talks about how anyone can rewire their brain to heal their body through the use of affirmations, such as this one for cancer:

I lovingly forgive and release all of the past.
I choose to fill my world with joy.
I love and approve of myself.

Don’t underestimate the power of your mind over your body’s ability to heal.

3. Meditate. Mediation when done properly harmonizes the organs in your body and relaxes the mind.  However, turning off one’s inner dialog and entering a space of deep meditation is easy for some and very difficult for others.  If you’ve never done mediation before, please start by taking a little bit of time on a regular interval to mediate.  You’ll see the benefits of meditation begin to show up soon after and there are many books on the subject to get you started.  One place you might want to visit is UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center to download free guided meditations.

4. Moderate exercise.  In the book “Anticancer: A New Way of Life” Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD says:

Studies show that physical exercise helps the body fight cancer.  But the required dose isn’t the same for all cancers. … For breast cancer, there seems to be a measurable effect after three to five hours a week of walking at normal speed.  For cancer of the colon and rectum, twice as much is needed to have a comparable effect. … Finally, to have an effect on prostate cancer … the equivalent of three hours of jogging spread out over the week. [p.189]

Exercise is a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer but it is so simple and basic, it is easily over looked.  So find a yoga class that’s right for you.  Find a martial arts class that fits your schedule.  Find an indoor rock wall to climb or a public pool to swim, just find a way to move your body and build your endurance — pick any activity you enjoy.  Get out there and get your heart pumping!

Footnotes:

1. INTENSIVE LIFESTYLE CHANGES MAY AFFECT THE PROGRESSION OF PROSTATE CANCER

2. http://www.heartattackproof.com/

3. http://www.rawfor30days.com


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