The three pillars of survivorship

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The three pillars of survivorship

Postby O Stoma Mia » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:02 pm

The Three Pillars of Survivorship

In my opinion, many patients can protect themselves from recurrence by diligently following some of the basic 'survivorship' principles outlined in Dr. David Servan-Schreiber's book, "Anti-Cancer", and similar publications:

Steps to avoid cancer recurrence
Some do’s and don’ts for helping to avoid and fight cancer.
  1. Your mental state
    * Be positive.
    * Resolve stress and past traumas.
    * Accept yourself and your emotions, including the negative ones.
    * Practice meditation, yoga, tai chi or some other form of relaxation.
  2. Your diet
    * These vegetables have great cancer-fighting characteristics: beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, garlic, kale, leeks and scallions.
    * Also good are onions, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, red wine, soy.
    * Increase your intake of omega-3s, typically found in fish (herring, trout, sardines, mackerel, halibut) and flax seeds and oils.
    * Avoid sugar, white flour, vegetable oils, white rice and non-organic animal fat (meat, eggs, milk, cheese).
    * Filter your tap water.
  3. Your activity
    * Spend 20 to 30 minutes a day on a physical activity like tennis, swimming or walking.
    * Be out in the sun for 20 minutes every day.
And...
* Avoid being surrounded by people who smoke.
* Use cosmetic products that don’t contain parabens or phthalates.
* Use skin-care products without estrogens or placental by-products.
* Use cleaning products without synthetic chemicals.
* Don’t prepare food in a scratched Teflon pan.
* Reduce the influence of cell phones by using a headset consistently.

Source: David Servan-Schreiber, Anticancer 11-05-08
http://semicolontheartofhealing.blogspot.com/2008/11/steps-to-avoid-cancer.html


Here are links to some more detailed publications in this area. These are the kinds of programs (nutrition, exercise, stress-reduction) that you need to follow in order to minimize the chances of cancer recurring. Some books are available in both digital and paper format.

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"Anticancer - A New Way of Life", by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, (2009)

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"Life Over Cancer" by Dr Keith Block and Dr. Andrew Weil (2009),

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Healthy to 100 - Aging with Vigor and Grace Alexa Fleckenstein and Roanne Weisman (2006)

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Survivorship and Healthy Living

http://www.cancer.net/survivorship/follow-care-after-cancer-treatment/healthy-living-after-cancer

http://www.onclive.com/peer-exchange/2015-update-onc-colorectal-cancer/Exercise-and-Lifestyle-Factors-in-Patients-with-mCRC
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