Archive for May, 2008
My trip to Tulum, Mexico was an incredible transformational experience and truly a gift. It was a natural healing of body, mind and spirit.
Little did I know where this journey would end. I guess I still don’t, and it doesn’t matter. I am learning to enjoy the adventure. Resting in the knowingness that the perfect experience will happen today or NOW.
This new year began with a knowingness from within to start cleansing my physical body. I followed my heart and had no idea where this journey would take me. At the time, I had no plans for a trip to Tulum. I only felt a need to clean out the old and begin putting clean, healthy nutrients back in a clean body.
Cancer cells have been created in our bodies from the beginning of time. Our immune system is responsible for finding and destroying cancer cells. If our immune system is not working at 100%, cancer cells can survive and grow. Our immune system was created to assist our bodies in healing itself.
Our life style and environment contribute to our weakened immune system. Every day we are exposed to excessive amounts of toxins in our air, offices, homes, products, food, etc. We are exposed to poor quality food that’s full of pesticides and now foods are irradiated and genetically modified too. We live lives full of activities and stress. Our bodies weren’t designed to process and handle all of this. Our bodies start to break down and one system that is affected is the immune system.
There are so many beliefs out there on what really causes cancer. Some want to believe it is genetics and some believe want to believe it is all lifestyle.
As a cancer survivor, I hear lots of stories and beliefs. I decided I wanted to create my own beliefs to live by. I wanted to have some say in my life or death. I wanted to have some control.
Many don’t want to believe they had anything to do with their cancer, or could have caused their cancer. I chose to believe I had control over developing MY CANCER and I had control over the cancer cure and natural cancer treatments.
If I created it, I could then get rid of it, RIGHT?
Because you are bombarded with so many new things, it is almost impossible to figure it all out. The emotions you feel are different. This fear is new because now you are facing your mortality. Probably something you have never looked at or experienced before. The people you are dealing with are different. The words and terms used are different.
How do you know what to do?
You must have someone help you. There are millions of options available to you.
Each of us have our own very unique journey. Each of us must choose what path we want to take, what option we want to choose, what treatment we want to do, what doctor we want to work with. Many many choices. But YOU do have a choice.
Each of our journeys together, can then help all others on their journeys. And that is why we are here. That is why I am here!
Alternative, Complementary, Integrative Medicine, what does it all mean?
When dealing with a cancer diagnosis, you are faced with so many changes and new experiences. I felt like I was learning a whole new language, with words I had never heard of. As a cancer survivor speaker now, people ask me what the difference is between conventional medicine, alternative medicine, complementary medicine, and integrative medicine.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the name chosen by the National Institutes of Health. CAM is defined as the “broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies that mainstream Western (conventional) medicine does not commonly use, accept, study, understand, or make available.”CAM therapies may be used alone, as an alternative to conventional therapies, or in addition to conventional, mainstream medicine to treat conditions and promote wellbeing.
As a cancer survivor speaker, I am honored to be able to meet and talk with many people who are facing cancer or know someone who is.
They always ask, “What did you do to survive cancer?”
I wish I had more time to share ideas, information and what I did and what I learned. There are so many ways to approach cancer and so many conventional and natural cancer treatments out there. How do you know what you should consider or what is real or legitamate. This was one of the most difficult parts for me. I was tired and weak with little energy and I wished I had someone to give me options.
Your medical doctor will present options for conventional treatment and sometimes they may not have all the information or options. You may want to consider a second opinion to help you make informed decisions.
Every day someone tells me a new story of a mom, dad, sister or friend with cancer.
My heart hurts for them. I feel their pain and sadness. I remember being at that very place and time in my life. I lived it too.
Then I want to shout from the rooftop, “They can be a cancer survivor too!”
As a cancer survivor and speaker, I want to share with everyone the hope available to them, for them to reach out and grab. I want to tell them all the information available for them to heal body, mind and spirit. I want to share the natural cancer treatments for a cancer survivor. It is energy spilling out of me as I meet people.
And then I stop (and let me tell I don’t always stop) more on that later………..
Barb Harris tells how our mind affect our entire being.
“Mind-states affect our biology: being optimistic and resilient improves immune function and counters stress. Spirituality makes us healthier, including listening to our hearts, clarifying our values and beliefs, and living according to them. To be truly healthy is to be energized and vital, living with purpose and feeling good in our bodies. It is loving life and celebrating our true nature.”
~ Barb Harris
Editorial Director, Natural Health Magazine, October 2003
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