Most sportswear is synthetic and contains hazardous chemicals such as phthalates, dimethylformamide (DMF), and perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). Moisture wicking clothing is supposed to be helpful, but they’re synthetic, too. If you have cancer, I suggest avoiding it. Wear natural fabrics instead such as cotton, linen, or wool.
Neglect your teeth and gums, and it’s not only your mouth that will suffer. According to the National Institutes of Health, “There are many studies indicating that cancer patients are manifested with poor oral health.” If you have cancer, now is the time to take note of any dental issues you may have.
In an article in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Lawrence Wilson, MD, wrote, “If I were to single out one method to combat cancer, it is the sauna. It assists removal of chemical toxins and heavy metals, increases oxygenation, enhances the immune system, and reduces the radiation burden in the body.” Infrared sauna treatments are harmful only to malignant cells that just can’t take the heat! Normal, healthy cells are immune to infrared radiation.
Detoxing is serious business when you’re dealing with cancer. The chronically ill person’s body is like a big city with garbage collectors on strike. You have to open the detox drains and get the poisons out–the sooner the better. If you’re eating a lot of vegetables and fiber and drinking a lot of pure water, you should be able to eliminate after each meal–or at least twice a day. If not, it’s a sign that you may need a little help. If you’re skittish about enemas, consider colonics, also known as colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy. It should be done by a qualified practitioner.
Misery loves company, but that’s no company to keep while you’re in the middle of the battle of your life. It’s important to surround yourself with positive, like-minded people. It sure made a difference in my life. If you can’t find a friend to confide in, consider finding a support group. Make peace with your past for the sake of your health.
We humans are complex beings. We can treat our body as a machine, but if we ignore the emotional and spiritual components of our lives, we may be missing key elements of healing. It’s important to address the body as a whole.