Prevention or Palliation?
Human beings just like any other species on this planet are susceptible to diseases. Cancer is not an exception, however, cancer and other diseases that are manifested in our physical bodies are not simply diseases, they are the healing mechanisms of our bodies.
The concept of impermanence and unpredictability of life’s journey teaches us to live in the moment and understand the deep meaning of the great Persian physician of ninth century’s quote: “ Depth of life is more important than the length of life”. With this in mind I would like to present a few steps that will assist us in creating healthier journey in life regardless of its length.
1- Be present. Live life in the now. This is an extremely difficult practice for us humans in today’s life. It cannot be achieved in a day or two. It requires years of practicing and awareness toward our own patterns and perceptions. It requires a deep learning of self and a constant reminder that everything is impermanent.
2-Remember to take time for yourself. Take time off from the routine day to day world. If you have to sit quiet in a forest, or just stay at home and read, rest, listen to music, cook for pleasure, or just walk around all days in your pjs and do absolutely nothing, then do it. The world out there will move on without you. Be kind to yourself.
3-Meditate and take deep breaths, even if it is ten minutes a day.
4-Do at least twenty minutes of physical exercise a day. It does not have to be hard or strenuous. Stretch, walk, run, cycle, roll or do anything that will help your body move around.
5-Drink water. Our bodies are made up largely of water. If we deprive ourselves from the water, the toxins won’t get flushed out. Unflushed toxicity in the body can lead to weakened immune system and weakened immune system can open the door to many diseases such as cancer.
6-If you can, go for regular holistic healing treatments such as massage, acupuncture, homeopathy, osteopathy, reiki, nutritional advice and such. Each of these modalities will help you body’s healing abilities to remain activated.
7-Listen to music you love, spend time in presence of animals and plants. The healing energy of these beings are profound.
8-Try to talk about your emotions, cry if you have to, seek counselling if you need to. Don’t judge yourself. Practice forgiveness toward yourself and others.
9-Eat plant based organic non genetically modified whole food.
10-Avoid processed carbs, sugars, meats and dairy.
11-Drink Chaga mushroom tea. Chaga is an immune modulator and drinking it regularly will keep your immune system healthy and strong. A healthy immune system can fight of diseases.
12-Eat plenty of organic local and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Grow your greens. Even if you live in an apartment you can purchase tower gardens that are made for growing greens inside the apartments.
13-Add healing spices to your food and drinks, these include turmeric, cardamom, fennel.
14-Eat local and in season food.
15-Eat nuts and seeds in moderation. Peanuts are to be avoided.
16-Listen to your body. If you pay attention and listen to your body, if you are gentle and kind to your body then your body will reciprocate.
17-Vitamin B-complex and D3 have an important role in helping up manage stress. Try to maintain a regular intake of these vitamins. During winter months it is essential to take at least 5000 IU of vitamin D3.
18-Vitamin D3 and K2 will help with the health of bone cells.
19-Eat healthy fats such avocado, coconut oil, CBD oil, omega 3 and such. Your holistic health care provider will guide you through them.
20-Remember life is unpredictable, the events, situations and circumstances are impermanent and we are fragile and small among this vast universe. The events in our lives are series of energetic frequencies that are orchestrated by a universal wisdom beyond our comprehension. We never have absolute control over the events in our lives. Be ok with this fact and remember that when the roads get bumpy and difficult and remember that when things are smooth and easy.
21-Death and dying is inevitable. Make peace with death because it is the only thing that is unpreventable.