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What is your why/ What is it that gives your life purpose and meaning?

What is your why?
What is it that gives your life purpose and meaning?

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, then what you need in order to stop cancer is the very latest of Western medical treatment and a healthy immune system.

There is a vast amount of research that proves a healthy immune system fights cancer and is capable of stopping it in its tracks. Your immune system is the ultimate arbiter in your fight against cancer.

There is conclusive research that chronic stress suppresses your immune system. Stress causes the hormone cortisol to be released into your bloodstream. Cortisol then sets off other stress hormones that cascade throughout your body. One of the functions of these stress hormones is to curtail or suppress your immune function. [For further explanation. click here]

In most cases, the diagnosis of cancer brings with it feelings of shock, fear, anger, guilt, dismay, and often depression. This is not uncommon. All of these are stressful emotions that suppress your immune system.

It is faulty logic to assume that positive thinking creates the opposite effect – that positive thinking fortifies your immune system. …[continue reading]

Will the Elephant always go where the Rider wants?

Will the Elephant always go where the Rider wants?

Here we go again. It is time to make your New Year’s resolutions.

Most New Year’s resolutions have to do with health: lose weight, eat healthier foods, exercise, stop drinking sugary or caffeinated drinks, etc. Meaningful New Year’s resolutions involve making lifestyle changes.

To make a lifestyle change, you need to replace a bad habit with a good habit.

To be successful, pick one significant lifestyle change that you want to accomplish and follow these six steps to success.

Step 1.

Understand that a lifestyle change is a commitment with yourself to change your life for the rest of your life. …[continue reading]

"I am the light of the world " John 9:5

“I am the light of the world ” John 9:5

The feelings at this time of year that leave many of us with a sense of sadness, emptiness, loneliness, and even depression are referred to as the “winter blues” – but they are also called the “holiday blues.”

These winter/holiday blues suppress the immune system. As you will see, to cure the winter/holiday blues and restore the health of your immune system, it is important to realize they are actually two different phenomena.

Winter Blues – Caused by Lack of Physical Light

Technically, and physiologically, the saddest day of the year is December 21, winter solstice, the day with the least amount of daylight hours. It is a scientific fact that when sunlight shines in your eyes, it transmits a signal in the brain to make serotonin, a hormone that affects your mood. Serotonin is known as the “feel-good” hormone. Less sunlight in each day results in lower levels of serotonin in the brain, this correlates with feelings of sadness, isolation, and irritability – a blue mood. Sunlight is also needed for the production of Vitamin D, which is produced by the action of sunlight on the skin.

Holiday Blues – Caused by a Lack of Spiritual Light

Many people claim that mid January is actually the saddest time of the year. This is the result of the holiday blues – an emotional letdown that follows the holidays. Margaret Stump, a licensed family and marriage counselor with the Mayo Clinic health system, says that holiday blues are a result of people’s exceedingly high expectations of what Christmas should be. “With such high expectations,” Stump says, “it is easy to feel we are not meeting them, and this involves a great cost to one’s emotional well-being.” People seek the perfect Christmas of childhood dreams. …[continue reading]

A Bleak Winter Day

A Bleak Winter Day

This is not humbug. It is true. Winter season is the saddest season of the year. It is also the darkest season of the year. It is a time of the year when the number of daylight hours in the light–day cycle of each day has decreased the most. Winter is a time when the serotonin level in the brain is lowered.

Serotonin is a hormone that is most commonly known to affect mood. It is a neurotransmitter – a chemical substance that transmits impulses that cross the spaces between nerve cells (synapses). Serotonin is known as the “feel good” hormone. But, low levels of serotonin in the brain cause sadness and depression.

When sunlight shines on our eyes, it transmits a signal from the eye to the brain to make more serotonin. In winter months, with less sunlight and dark overcast days, our brain is making less serotonin. Lower levels of serotonin cause us to have feelings of sadness, irritability, depression, and headaches.

According to research, lower levels of serotonin are correlated with higher levels of irritability, impulsiveness, and aggression. Scientists know that increasing serotonin levels in the brain helps relieve symptoms of depression.

Promises to Keep

December 21 is the winter solstice – the shortest, hence the darkest, day of the year. Robert Frost wrote about this day in his poem, “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” …[continue reading]

I can't believe I said that!

I can’t believe I said that!

Have you ever had the perfect retort to a remark, or the perfect reply to a question – but only thought of it the next day? Too late! At the actual time, instead of the perfect response, you stammered with an answer that you knew was inadequate.

That happened to me a few weeks ago. I was at a special dinner banquet. After desert had been served, a friend, who I only see occasionally, overheard another person at the table talking with me about this website. My friend asked what I was writing. I told him I had a passion to help those diagnosed with cancer by providing the latest science backed information about improving the health of the immune system. I explained, it is vitally important for anyone diagnosed with cancer, alongside of their selected treatment, to take the needed steps to restore the health of their immune system. The immune system is the final arbiter in a person being able to control cancer.

My friend asked, “What do you suggest?” I started to explain that there are four key aspects to having a healthy immune system. But before I could go further, he said, “Which is the most important?”...[Continue reading} …[Continue Reading]

4 pillars

There are four pillars to a healthy immune system.

The immune system is the final arbiter in your fight against cancer.

A healthy immune system stops cancer in its tracks. Immune cells actually track down cancer cells like a bloodhound on a scent.

Research confirms that the immune system is fully capable of detecting and destroying cancer cells. Why, then, does one person get cancer, but the next does not? A large part of the answer is that people who have a vigorous and healthy immune system are better able to protect against cancer growth than those whose immune systems have been weakened. To view immune cells attacking cancer cells click here.

There are Four Pillars of a Healthy Immune System. …[continue reading]

Counting on willpower is like counting on an untrained eelephant.

Counting on willpower is like counting on an untrained elephant..

“When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.” ~ Augusten Burroughs

Who doesn’t want to be healthy?

To have, or to regain, good health:

  • We know what to do. It is a familiar mantra. You need to change your lifestyle. This means you need to replace bad habits with good habits.
  • We know how to do it. Another familiar mantra. You need to eat healthy, exercise, and manage stress.
  • We know why to do it. When you change your lifestyle and replace bad habits with good habits you will prevent and reverse chronic diseases. You will reverse heart disease. You will reverse type 2 diabetes. You will restore immune health. You will prevent or reverse a host of crippling diseases: cancer, strokes, heart attacks, dementia, depression, obesity, metabolic syndrome, etc.

But, apparently, we do not know how to change our lifestyle. It is easy to say, “change your lifestyle,” but it appears we simply are unable to do it. We keep trying. As a group we have a 95% failure rate.

Why are unhealthy people so reluctant to change their lifestyles? …[continue reading]