An anti-cancer lifestyle is not a rigid set of rules to follow,
but a safe space to be filled with your favorite ways of nourishing
health and discouraging cancer. Since cancer thrives in a too-ordered
situation, relax and let chaos give a hand now and then in the execution
of your plan. I include all the following elements in my anti-cancer
lifestyle. Were I to be diagnosed with cancer, I would continue
to do these things in addition to any other remedies I might choose.
• Stay in touch with my own daily and seasonal rhythms.
• Sleep in total darkness or moonlight; get into the sun daily.
• Eat one meal at the same time each day.
• Have emotional outlets.
• Choose friends who support me and my truth.
• Have artistic outlets.
• Receive lots of appreciation and approval (a.k.a. love).
• Exercise one hour three times a week.
• Get a massage once a month or more.
• Do my yoga practice once a week or more.
• Have sexual outlets.
• Take a quiet time of beingness daily.
• Make full use of all sources of joy available to me.
• Eat a Mediterranean-style diet of mostly organically grown
foods including daily use of cabbage family plants, raw and cooked
greens, whole grains, beans, sunflower seeds, soy products, olive
oil, garlic, seasonal fresh fruit, seaweed, yogurt and cheese, herbal
infusions, herbal vinegars, and antioxidant seasonings. Plus, at
least four times a month, seafood, nuts, mushrooms, dried fruit,
and eggs; and, less than four times a month, meat, alcohol, white
sugar, and coffee.
• And I avoid: Vitamin/mineral supplements, chlorine, nitrates,
tobacco, prescription hormones, TV, white flour, processed foods,
and non-organic animal products.
Cancer? Breast Health the Wise Woman Way
by Susun S. Weed
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