- Cut way back on sugar and dairy foods?
- Eliminated red meat and processed foods from your diet?
- Increased your intake of whole fruits and vegetables?
- Started drinking only filtered water?
- Begun exercising regularly?
Congratulations! You’ve already cut your cancer risk by a wide margin!
I’m currently reading Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D. While the book is primarily geared toward those who have already received a cancer diagnosis, it’s applicable to everyone, and I have to say it’s one of the most hopeful books on the subject to come along in quite a while. I’ve culled the five factors above from the nine alluded to in the subtitle; I’ll hold off on revealing the other four. That’s mainly because I think you owe it to yourself and those who love you to read the book yourself!
In preparation for writing this book, Dr. Turner went on a worldwide research trip to compile stories of people who managed to defy the odds and achieve what she calls radical remission. She defines the term as
…any cancer remission that is statistically unexpected, and those statistics vary depending on the cancer type, stage, and medical treatment received.
She goes into further specifics: a radical remission may be one in which no medical treatment is received, or may be the result of a patient not achieving remission through conventional medicine who then switches to unconventional approaches. Finally, it can be a remission that occurs through a combination of conventional and nonconventional treatments and enables a patient to defy a statistically dire prognosis.
If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis, it can be world-shaking to say the least. This book, filled with real-life accounts of those who have achieved radical remission, may well be a real godsend for you or them. It’s also filled with all kinds of preventive measures that anyone can take. In the world we currently inhabit, carcinogenic chemicals are ubiquitous in our food, water, air and soil. It’s not surprising that there’s probably no one you know who doesn’t know a cancer patient, or who is one him/herself. Yoga Flavored Life readers may be pleased to know that yoga and integrative spirituality are among the elements this book recommends to defy the odds!
I haven’t even finished the book yet, but I highly recommend it already.