Would you believe that your life style could cause you to get cancer? Eighteen years ago, before I got cancer, I believed what modern medicine said about how you get cancer. At that time they said it was genetic, that your ancestors passed down the disease to you. I believed what they said, they were the scientists with all the answers. Then I got cancer of the prostate and sure enough it runs on the men’s side of my family. Luckily I made a very wise decision. I decided to use Thompsonian Naturopathic Medicine to cure my cancer. That meant that I was not going to use modern medicine, I was going to use natural healing techniques only.
The naturopathic doctor I worked with said that “yes I had a genetic predisposition to get prostate cancer.” Than he gave me a thumbnail sketch of how cancer gets started. We all have genetic weaknesses some weaker than others. Visualize the organs of your body like a chain. Then see that chain pulled by your life style. If your life style is poor enough you will find the weakest link, and the others will also be affected.
Well I discovered that mine were weaknesses in my prostate, lungs, low back, right hip, right knee and liver. Those are my main weak genetic links. When I look back at those years before I contracted the cancer, those were the areas where I was suffering. My lungs were always giving me problems, I had low back pain constantly, my right hip and knee were a problem, and I had a lot of severe pain between the shoulder blades (a symptom of gall bladder, liver problems).
The naturopath told me that if I changed my life style enough, these problems would disappear along with the cancer.
I still had a hard time believing that my life style had anything to do with the cancer. Here is why. I lived the typical American life style. I was moderate in my habits. I never did anything in excess. I did eat white bread; used sugar moderately, drank coffee once a day, and ate some meat. I ate what I thought were many fruits and vegetables and I took vitamin supplements. I ate fast food maybe once or twice a week. I was in very good physical shape. At that time, I held a second-degree black belt in karate and I practiced daily. I was on no medications and I had never suffered from a major disease. Actually, I believe I was above average in my health habits.
Never the less, I trusted the naturopath and so I decided to do exactly what he said would cure the cancer.
This doctor then told me what I must do, “you must stop doing everything you are doing with your diet and lifestyle and do just the opposite”. So I stopped eating meat and ate vegetables, stopped eating refined white bread and ate 100 percent whole wheat, I stopped eating white rice and ate brown etc. I did something I had never done; I started cleansing and detoxing and when I did I stopped eating solid food and I juice fasted with herbs.
I extended this to other areas of my life. I looked at my whole life and began to go in the opposite direction. I stopped working for money and started working at a career I loved, to earn a living. I avoided or broke off relationships with negative people and situations. I established a direct relationship with God.
Well, to my surprise the cancer disappeared and so did the other problems, just as the naturopathic doctor said they would. I never went back to the old life style and I am now happier and healthier than I have ever been in my life and I have not drawn a sick breath in the last eighteen years.
Look at your life, are you willing to exchange your life for your bad habits? Are you so loyal to garbage foods that you would die rather than change? Since I became a Thompsonian Naturopath I have seen people die rather than change their life style. Think about this, it can be honorable to die rather than surrender, but choose an honorable cause for your death.
I highly suggest you go to the Health Section of my website and read Nutrition and Health and the Digestion Process. Next, go to the Programs Section and read Where Do I Start and Cleansing and Detoxing to learn the importance of alkalizing and cleansing and detoxing your body. Also, go to the Supplements Section and read The Truth About Vitamins.
If you are overweight, don’t think “I need to go on a diet”, instead think “I need a new lifestyle”.
When you finally decide you need to lose the weight, don’t start a diet as an immediate solution to a problem, like having to buy a larger size dress instead of one two sizes smaller than you are; or your belt is too small and you have to buy a larger one, not a good sign. In men, an increase in waistline can mean your heart may be feeling the pressure of that extra fat around your waist.
Time to make some changes; but these changes cannot or should not be made to solve a temporary obstacle. You must decide to change your life-style rather than going on a diet. You know that what you have been doing so far does not work, so perhaps it’s time to try something different.
Don’t be impatient to lose those unwanted pounds, allow yourself enough time to lose them safely. Remember, you did not gain the weight overnight and you cannot expect your body to drop those pounds overnight.
By now you have realized that all those diets you have been on, just do not work! Time for a different approach. Time for a life-style change.
Think long-term results. Start by finding out what your caloric intake should be, based on your sex, height, age and physical activity. In order to start losing the weight, deduct 500 calories daily from your plan if you want to lose one pound per week. I know, that does not sound like much, but then, in order to lose more, increase your physical activity and the crowning point is…Stop eating from fast food places, which contain high amounts of saturated fats, salt and carbohydrates.
Yes, in this time of stress, rushing from here to there, working late and whatever else, it is easier to turn to fast food, processed foods and processed meats which are loaded with all kind of chemicals for enhancing color, and Nitrites for extending the shelve life of the product. Let’s not forget boxed or canned items.
By embracing all the modern commodities of our life-style, which by the way, are wonderful, we should also be aware of what it is exactly that we are consuming and what exactly are manufacturers feeding us. Make a habit of reading labels.
Try a life-style change that includes protein, vegetables, and low sugar fruits, instead of refined carbohydrates, loaded with sugar, boxed or canned foods not only loaded with chemicals but also with salt.