From the office of Dr. Laurence Magne, author of http://www.cancer-free-for-life.com

 

It seems that with the ongoing advances of traditional medicine, the discover of new diseases keep up to ensure that there are always a few monsters under the bed to scare us.  Any disease for which we have a successful treatment and cure, obviously, loses its edge.  Our fear factor is only truly engaged by a terminal cancer, which is believed to be hopeless.

 

Thus, for the current generation of physicians, healers and patients, we have cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease and a short list of other scary conditions.  A terminal cancer can be defined as active and progressive illness for which there is no cure and the prognosis is fatal.

 

However, history has proven time and time again that a much better definition of terminal cancer would be an active and progressive illness for which there is no cure…yet.  The vast majority of our previously terminal cancers are now treatable and patients recover to on living a full life. To learn how disease is created  in the body, and why, read Cancer Free For Life. You will find a detailed analysis of what causes cancer and how it can be stopped and cured.

 

Sadly, far too many people perish prior to the discovery of a traditional cure.  Sadder still is the fact that too many people meet their fatal fate far too soon simply because they were told that they have a “terminal cancer.”

 

Evidence exists, and continues to build, which indicates that perhaps the most terminal aspect of these illnesses is the proclamation that they actually are fatal.  The effect that this statement has on the outlook and belief system of the average patient is actually staggering.

 

Realistically, all healing happens within us.  Though we have many tools at our disposal, via doctors or homeopathic practitioners or our own spirituality and/or knowledge self.  Any tool that we choose, embrace and accept as workable will lead us down the path of self healing. 

 

Not all tools are created equal, however.  The difference between using a cheap hammer with a loose head and using a high-end hammer with a solid head may, at first, be unnoticeable.  After all, the nail still ends up embedded in the wood.  It is only a matter of time before the cheap hammer slips, potentially providing us with great injury in the process.

 

It is the same in the field of healing.

 

Those faced with a terminal cancer are often offered pharmaceutical concoctions designed to treat the symptoms of the illness or to make our “transition easier.”  Some of these chemical creations may even be able to extend the length of our lives.  The price we pay, for far too many of them, is a sacrifice of our quality of life.

 

The voices of those who work and believe in therapy techniques have finally become more easily accessible to those who want to look.  While it should go without saying that everyone should take total personal accountability for their own health, this concept becomes incredibly important once there is a terminal cancer involved. 

 

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From the desk of Dr Laurence Magne, author of Cancer Free For Life  

Is it possible to maintain the rate at which injuries, wounds and even cancer heal? That’s the question a group of researchers from the Ohio State University asked when they decided to observe wound healing rates in a group of exercising older adults in comparison to that of a non-exercising control group.

This three-month study looked at the effects of exercise on wound healing among healthy older adults. All participants had not exercised regularly for six months, so the 28 participants who were encouraged to exercise were given one month to acclimatize to a new exercise program that included 30 minutes of pedaling on a stationary bike, 15 minutes jogging or brisk walking on a treadmill, and 15 minutes of strength training. Fifteen participants acted as controls by not changing their level of physical activity. All then underwent a small puncture wound about half a centimeter across and deep on the back of the upper arm. Individual wounds were measured three times a week until fully healed. Regular exercisers took only 29 days to heal, while non-exercisers took up to 10 days longer to recover.

From these results, researchers have speculated that exercise may speed wound healing by enhancing neuron-endocrine function, meaning that stronger individuals have a higher body function that helps the body heal wounds and cancer faster.

The point of this study is not that exercise is important. It is now acknowledged as an important factor in maintaining health. The salient point is that even moderate exercise can improve the time to recover in wound and cancer healing.

In the case of a cancer diagnostic, the body and its recovery system: the immune system, are stressed by the attack of the disease on the body. Even a moderate level of exercise can improve your condition. Your breathing rate increases, bringing more oxygen to your cells. Your heart rate increases as well, pumping and circulating that oxygen to all parts of the body.

The immune system contains some of the fastest replicating cells in the human body.  You must remember that self healing does occur for people with cancer.  It doesn’t yet happen as often or as fast as it does with the cold or with the flu, but it can.  The main strategy to improving the self-healing capacity of the body is obvious: increase the strength of the immune system.  Strengthening the immune system is probably the most significant thing you can do for yourself to heal cancer and wounds quicker, and as a happy side-effect, many other life improvements come along with an improved immune system.

One very simple improvement is a modification in breathing.  Far too often, we take quick and shallow breaths.  This can lead to a higher blood pressure, as it constricts the blood vessels.  That constriction slows our circulation, which also reduce the speed with which our immune system can respond to a problem.

Everything going on in your body is dependant upon a steady and regular circulation of blood.  Anything that interferes with that circulation is unhealthy and needs to be resolved immediately. It can slow down healing and promote cancer.

The solution to this problem is really rather simple: commit five minutes, three times a day, to breathe deeply.  You can do this while working, reading, driving, etc.  You’ll probably find it most beneficial if you start your day and end your day with one of these five minute breathing exercises. To learn more ways to remain cancer-free, read Cancer Free For Life.

In close conjunction with the concept of deeper and more thorough breathing is the practice of relaxation with breathing exercises.  This focuses solely on the action of breathing while you do it.  Obviously, then, this requires that you not be driving or reading a book.  Instead you simply find a comfortable place to sit, put yourself into the most comfortable sitting posture, and focus on your breathing. 

To really focus on breathing during this time, you should focus your attention on your belly, as if you have a balloon in your stomach.  Inhale, slowly, to fill the balloon and focus on the expansion happening in your stomach area.  Hold the breath for a comfortable amount of time and exhale slowly, depleting the balloon in your stomach.

You’ll probably find out almost immediately that you feel a lot better…even if you didn’t realize you could! In the process, you are also strengthening your immune system, providing it with the necessary support to speed healing of cancer and wounds.

Cancer treatments can cause serious damage to the immune system.  This damage opens you up to a wide-range of infections and diseases.  If you are diagnosed with cancer, it’s important that you listen to what your physician tells you with an open mind.  Don’t operate under the assumption that your doctor will know everything there is to know.  Research all your other options, learn everything you can and take control of your own recovery. Your doctor doesn’t have the time to get to know you. Often the cancer prognostic you receive is only the result of statistics and probabilities, but doesn’t take into account your own ability to recover and your will to live.

 Even moderate exercise and deep breathing can save your life from cancer by speeding up your healing. You will find many more articles on this important topic of healing of cancer when you visit http://alternative-health-ebooks.com 

Healing Lung Cancer

August 21, 2006

What is Lung Cancer: The Facts 

From the office of Dr. Laurence Magne, author of www.Cancer-free-for-life.com

 

We hear a lot about it, thanks to cigarette smoking, but what is lung cancer really?  The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped organs, located in your chest and made up of spongy material.  They are the central agent of the respiratory system and vital to your life.  The left lung has two lobes, or sections, while the right lung has three lobes. 

 

When we inhale, we bring oxygen into our body which is needed by all of our cells to function and carry out their individual tasks.  In the process of carrying out these tasks, they create carbon monoxide, which we then exhale. 

 

Like any cancer, lung cancer can potentially afflict anyone.  Some people are at higher risk for developing lung cancer, just like some people are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer. 

 

However, unlike most other forms of cancer, there is one single and highly preventable carcinogen responsible for most lung cancers: tobacco products.  While tobacco isn’t the only carcinogen that can cause lung cancer, it’s been estimated that it is responsible for nearly 90 percent of all lung cancer cases. To learn more about how disease and cancer are created in the body, read Cancer Free For Life.

 

So, what exactly is lung cancer?

 

The lungs are made of cells which are programmed by nature to operate in certain ways.  These natural instructions are encoded in the DNA of each cell.  One portion of those instructions includes the number of times a cell is meant to divide.  All cells divide a certain number of times before dying, usually around 75 times.

 

Sometimes these instructions become damaged or garbled and the cell begins to reproduce chaotically and without limits.  It is basically the microscopic version of anarchy. 

 

As the cell continues to reproduce, the new cells contain the same damaged instructions.  They in turn, multiply and produce more new cells with damaged instructions.  Sooner or later this mass, known as a tumor, becomes so large that it clogs up the lung and makes it stop functioning.

 

However, because the lungs provide a large space for the tumors to grow, the growth can go on for many years before it produces symptoms.  The most common symptom, a persistent cough, is frequently misjudged as either a cold or bronchitis. 

 

Lung cancer is extremely common, accounting for approximately 15 percent of all new cancer cases annually. 

 

As with any cancer, the course of traditional treatment is generally based on a variety of factors, the most important of which are the type of tumor and the stage it’s in.  The overall state of a person’s health and other medical problems will also be taken into consideration.

 

The standard scientific approaches to curing cancer need to be approached carefully, however.  Often times, the effects of these treatments are as dangerous as the cancer they are treating, due to the weakening of the immune system.  Explore all of your options and make the most intelligent decision possible regarding your individual treatment.

 

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From the office of Dr. Laurence Magne, author of http://www.Cancer-free-for-life.com

 

There are a number of practices that can be quickly and easily instituted into your life which will help to increase you capacity for self healing.  The concepts of self-healing are both accepted and rejected by the Western medical establishment.  This means that they accept it in some cases, such as the common cold or the flu but don’t accept it in other cases, like cancer.

 

However, self healing does occur for people with cancer.  It doesn’t yet happen as often as it does with the cold or with the flu, but it can.  Remember that the same flu which kills an elderly person may be shaken off and healed in a younger person.  Cancer is very different than the flu, but numerous cases exist of cancer being shaken off in the same way.

 

The main strategy to improving the self-healing capacity of the body is obvious: increase the strength of the immune system.  Strengthening the immune system is probably the most significant thing you can do for yourself and, as a happy side-effect, many other life improvements come along with an improved immune system.

 

One very simple improvement is a modification in breathing.  Far too often, we take quick and shallow breaths.  This can lead to a higher blood pressure, as it constricts the blood vessels.  That constriction slows our circulation, which also reduce the speed with which our immune system can respond to a problem.

 

Remember that everything going on in your body is dependant upon a steady and regular circulation of blood.  Anything that interferes with that circulation is unhealthy and needs to be resolved immediately.

 

So, the solution to this problem is really rather simple: commit five minutes, three times a day, to breathe deeply.  You can do this while working, reading, driving, etc.  You’ll probably find it most beneficial if you start your day and end your day with one of these five minute breathing exercises. To learn more ways to remain cancer free, read Cancer Free For Life.

 

In close conjunction with the concept of deeper and more thorough breathing is the practice of meditation.  Meditation has gone from being something that conjures images of robed monks to being something much more secular in nature.  Many people still find spirituality there, but it is not required.

 

The simplest form of meditation for self healing is to work on your breathing, as described above, but to focus solely on the action of breathing while you do it.  Obviously, then, this requires that you not be driving or reading a book.  Instead you simply find a comfortable place to sit, put yourself into the most comfortable sitting posture, and focus on your breathing. 

 

To really focus on breathing during this time, you should focus your attention on your belly, as if you have a balloon in your stomach.  Inhale, slowly, to fill the balloon and focus on the expansion happening in your stomach area.  Hold the breath for a comfortable amount of time and exhale slowly, depleting the balloon in your stomach.

 

These two simple activities will increase your natural self healing abilities in ways that will amaze you if you simply set aside the twenty or thirty minutes a day to do them. 

 

You’ll probably find out, almost immediately, that you feel a lot better…even if you didn’t realize you could!

 

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From the office of Dr. Laurence Magne, author of www.cancer-free-for-life.com

 

For many women, hearing a diagnostic of breast cancer remains one of their greatest fears. 

Obviously, in the worst case scenario, such a diagnostic will end up being fatal and killing her.  With successful treatment, traditional medicine often ends up cutting off one or both breasts, which can kill her spirit.  This can hardly be sincerely referred to as healing breast cancer.

 

Once diagnosed, traditional cancer therapy has very little to offer most patients except partial hopes and reconstructive surgery.

 

Breast cancer is the most common malignant cancer affecting North American and European women.  Breast cancer occurs when one of the cells in the breast begins to replicate without boundaries, developing into tumors.  These tumors are what women generally discover as lumps during self-examination of their breasts.

 

The tumors are not always dangerous, so finding a lump is not automatic evidence of cancer.  A benign tumor is not cancerous and will not spread to other parts of the body.  A malignant tumor is cancerous and can potentially spread to invade other parts of the body.  If a tumor appears cancerous, a number of non-invasive tests will be run in an attempt to rule out malignancy.

 

After those tests, it may still be necessary to conduct a biopsy to determine for certain if a tumor is malignant.  Once the results are returned, if the tumor is malignant, then it is staged and a course of treatment suggested by the physician.

 

Surgery is almost always involved with what the traditional medical community calls healing breast cancer.  In the best of situations, this results in a lumpectomy.  This surgery only removes as much of the breast as necessary to remove the cancer from the patient.  A lumpectomy is always accompanied by radiation therapy, which carries with it many risks.  Of course, the patient is unlikely to need plastic surgery afterwards.

 

If the cancer has spread, the patient may be forced to undergo a partial or radical mastectomy, which leaves her looking quite different than she did before the surgery.  This change in appearance is often times as hard, or harder, for the patient to deal with than the cancer itself.

 

After undergoing painful and traumatic surgery, the physician will often recommend courses of chemotherapy as well.  Chemotherapy is a poison which attacks and kills replicating cells.  Cancer is a cell which replicates faster than normal, so the prescription of chemotherapy is a prescription for gambling wherein the physician bets the cancer dies before the patient.

 

Despite what most patients think, these are not the only therapies available; they are simply the only ones routinely available through traditional medicine.  For many physicians, they simply were not ever introduced to any alternatives to traditional therapy courses during medical school.  A mythology too often exists that, if it wasn’t taught in medical school, it must not be worth knowing.

 

For that reason, any patient who is sincere about healing breast cancer, must investigate treatment alternatives herself.  The very act of taking, and feeling, responsible for one’s own healing is often highly theraeutic.  As with any treatment, healing breast cancer takes place entirely in the patient, so taking that responsibility is imperative. However, by being informed, the breast cancer patient can find out that there are options out there that do not involve radical surgery. Many women have recovered completely and successfully from many forms of breast cancer. Healing breast cancer is an option that doesn’t always involve extreme treatments. Such techniques as a change of diet, visualization, meditation, can be helpful in the remission and healing of breast cancer. Just knowing that breast cancer can be healed using alternative methods is a powerful step in the direction of remission. You will find many such techniques in the ebook Cancer Free For Life, available for immediate download.

 

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It is now agreed that stress is not what happens, but how the person reacts to what happens. Stress in itself is neither good nor bad. It is a mechanism built into our organism, not for the purpose of making us sick, but to enable us to respond more effectively to challenges. The successful people who can handle stress effectively have designed techniques to manage the inevitable stressors in their life. You will note that the most truly successful people are not overburdened with stress. They actually perceive stress as an opportunity for learning and achievement. They also possess a disciplined self-awareness and the flexibility to handle excessive amounts of stress.

Individual techniques which they qualified as tools for developing a consistently positive attitude toward life included:

Deep breathing,

Listening to music

Long walks on the beach

Traditional meditation

Yoga practices

Prayer

Biofeedback

Visualisation

The silent repetition of a meaningful word or mantra

Relying on stress management techniques alone to accomplish therapeutic goals is shortsighted. You must also take a good look at what drives your life. To learn more how you can stop cancer in your life, read Cancer Free For Life.

Finding a purpose in life: feeling that you have a role to fulfil in the universe which gives you an unwavering commitment to your values. The stress management techniques described above are only tools to reinforce your sense of purpose.

 

Victor Frankl, the author of Man’s search for meaning wrote, “Man finds identity to the extent to which he commits himself to something beyond himself, to a cause greater than himself.’

 

Research also shows that purpose is beneficial to psychological health, alleviating such conditions as depression and anxiety. It promotes physical health and contributes to recovery from heart attacks and cancer.

A majority of people with stress-related disorders are actually suffering from an inner feeling of unworthiness that generates an impressive array of coping strategies all aimed at self-perfection. The person you think you are is actually a committee of sub-personalities, each doing its best to keep you safe from situation that threatened you in the past. Most of us still harbour the emotional ghosts of ourselves as children, frightened and insecure. Healing our guilt involves putting these ghosts to rest by giving them the love they need to let go of their self-protective fear.

Unhealthy guilt is an autoimmune disease of the soul that causes us to literally reject our own worth as human beings. Unhealthy guilt causes life to become organized around the need to avoid fear rather than the desire to share love. Finding out who we are is the very process of life. As long as we are prisoners of guilt, we cannot discover who we are, we are too busy with people-pleasing, and our addiction to perfection, to really live each moment as it happens.

The question is not how we will die, but how we will live.

Our inner critic tells us that we never good enough, never worthy of our own love. In spite of all our achievements, peace and acceptance remain elusive, and we are guilty and stressed. We have forgotten who we really are. We are searching for our worthiness in all the wrong places. We forget that we access our real identity whenever the mind becomes quiet and we are fully present in the moment. But whenever our guard is down, yielding to the majesty of a sunset, the caress of a breeze, the silence of a heartfelt hug, we re-experience the inner current of joy and love that is always present

After all, what else can mobilize us to overcome the inertia of day-to-day life? It’s the crisis and pain which are the universal awakeners. In facing our dark parts, the disowned parts of our being that we thought were unworthy of love, we learn to live whole, authentic lives. In the shadow, we find the power that allows us to live life with enthusiasm, excitement, and joy, the natural impulses lost from our childhood.

 

In becoming psychologically whole, we mend our souls and become spiritually whole. We discover loving-kindness and compassion, the ability to suffer with.

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