Welcome to part 3, the final leg of my healing journey with cancer. Cancer was a big wake up call for me and helped me focus all my energy into learning how to be well. My healing included body, mind and spirit work – and always will. I embraced emotional healing – something that had been missing before. I used modalities that worked for me – and found my team. And I learned that all these tools can help anyone with chronic health issues. My journey has made me a better healer – of myself and others – and a happier person. Please read on to hear the conclusion to my healing journey and the set of beliefs I now hold about all of us and how we can be well.…
Did you know that Louise Hay and others equate breasts with nurturing? Makes sense, right? Boobs literally support life. Her book, “Heal your Body” quotes breast problems as “A refusal to nourish the self. Putting everyone else first”. Not a surprise to me at all! This was my starting point in healing myself.
Today’s blog – part 2 of my journey with cancer – outlines the healing modalities I used for body, mind and spirit that were crucial to my recovery….
My path took a dreaded turn last year, and yet I am very grateful to have experienced it all. My cancer was a wake up call. A reminder that life is precious and we can either struggle through blindfolded or choose the harder journey of self-discovery and self-love. So I am sharing my story, in the hope I can help others on their own quest for health.
Part 1 of this blog is my medical story and how I made a choice to manage my own health. Part 2, out next week, will explain all the complementary and alternative therapies that together have changed the course of my life. And in Part 3, I will share what I’ve learned about us humans, and how it can help anyone with a chronic health issue, to look forward to a healthy and happy future….
Do we really need to detox? Our bodies are bombarded with toxins every day – from our everyday products to the pollution in the air. So how do our bodies cope with this onslaught? (Spoiler alert: sometimes they don’t!)
Our detox organs – liver, kidneys, lungs, gut and skin – work overtime to rid our bodies of these numerous toxins. And these days, they need to work harder and harder, because of the increasing number of toxins in our environment.
But what is the consequence of all this excessive detoxification our bodies are doing? …
What do you do for your emotional health? We all know good diet is important, to get all the vitamins and minerals we need and keep our gut healthy too. We know that exercise is important for staying fit and well, and even that it helps our mental state.
But what do we do about our emotions? And is it even something you place importance on?
Since I fractured my back, I’ve been careful to include essential bone building nutrients in my diet. While calcium is essential for bone health, it can’t get into our bones without a healthy dose of vitamin D from the sun, and a well-functioning gut….
Apple crumble is a delicious, warming dessert. My crumble is low in sugar, full of fibre and high in protein. The apples are packed with insoluble fibre, as I leave the skins on. The crumble topping is made with almond meal, quinoa and coconut sugar – a natural sweetener packed with nutrients.
It is gluten free, and dairy free and can be used as a topping on apple crumble muffins too….
This creamy, coconutty vegetable curry with chickpeas is one of my simple go-to dinners. You can use whatever veggies you have in the fridge, so it’s a great way to use up excess, or if you’re just not sure what to do for dinner!
The chickpeas add a bit of protein to the dish, without the need for meat or fish. There’s extra calcium from the anchovies (any edible fish bones are packed with calcium). And it’s nice to have an easy dinner that can be whipped up in one pan in minutes!…