I guess once diagnosed with cancer we all ask ourselves that question.
Well my father died of prostate cancer at age 72, my mother had kidney cancer in her 70’s she had a kidney and the cancer removed and lived on to die of old age at age 91.
Never once did I give a second thought to the fact that I myself may ever be diagnosed with cancer. However I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and I racked my brain for answers, why me?
Was it hereditary, I stopped smoking January 1979, I doubt whether smoking had anything to do with it. I have used thousands of tubes of silicon during my working life, generally applying it using my bare hands, was it chemicals?
Then there was the time I was working in southern California, at a place called Pedley. It was summer, very hot and the kind lady whose home we were reroofing kept on bringing us iced cordial to drink, gallons and gallons of it over the course of a few days. Well what do I hear on the radio a couple of months later, the water in Pedley had been contaminated with radiation fall out that had been dumped and buried in the hills above. So was it from this radiation fall out, I actually did worry about being exposed to that at the time however that was in the 80’s I soon forgot.
So you can put scenarios to yourself till the end of time, was it hereditary, was it chemicals, was it from radiation fallout.
Then there is the stress that I have had (and we all seem to live with) for quite a few decades and the rubbish I have been eating forever. I never ate fruit and rarely vegetables, mostly take out junk food. First there was the hamburger shop and fish and chip shop takeaways and then in the 60’s and 70’s along come the faster food bandits – first Kentucky Fried Chicken and then just as bad maybe worse McDonalds, my wife always says to me if they got rid of all the fast food bandits they would get rid of obesity. That is the other possibility for my cancer – obesity – before I started my health regime I was obese at 105 kilos or 231 pounds.
So it’s easy to see why things happen, we are constantly exposed to chemicals whether self inflicted or not.
As well as all the junk food I used to eat – till I was around 40 years old I was a coca cola addict drinking at least four 26oz bottles every day for as long as I could remember. I could not even go to bed without a 26oz bottle of coke, which was drank through the course of the night.
It is sad to say that people who knew me at that time, always seem to recall the fact wherever I was there was a bottle of coke. The other thing I loved, lollies (candies) and chips, during the course of the evening I would devour copious amounts of these. We can try to analyse all the possibilities that have led to our cancer prognosis, however we will never find out why.
WE CANNOT CHANGE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ALREADY OR WHAT WE HAVE CONSUMED TO DATE BUT WE CAN CHANGE WHAT WE DO FROM NOW ON
In the future we can try to make sure we are not exposed to chemicals or place ourselves in bad situations. We can try and stay away from polluted areas. There is not much we can do about hereditary situations. What we can do is change our diet and lifestyle, stop drinking sodas! Stop the sugar! Stop the chips, chocolates, lollies (candies) stop all processed foods, dairy, red meat, coffee and alcohol stop! Stop! Stop! Stay well away from the fast food bandits.
THINGS WE CAN DO – CHANGE OUR DIET AND LIFESTYLE
Eat a diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Drink only fresh juices and filtered water, green tea (rich in cancer fighting antioxidants) you can have dark chocolate 85% cacao or plus also rich in antioxidants.
It takes a while to change the habits that we have been used to however if I can do it you can do it.
Let me show you how, read my book “Help Yourself You Can Make A Difference”.
I would like to end this post with a famous quote by Albert Einstein – “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning”.
With the last part of the quotation I would relate this to your health care professionals, get second opinions and be in charge of whatever happens to you, ask the questions and filter the answers.
CANCER I GUESS IT HAS TO BE THE WORST WORD WE WILL EVER BE FACED WITH, HEARING THE DIAGNOSIS YOU HAVE CANCER
I myself was lucky to have had my kidney cancer picked up by misadventure, whilst having an ultrasound for my gall bladder I was told there was a small spot on my left kidney to have it checked out by MRI after I recuperate from my gall bladder operation.
A subsequent MRI of my left kidney found a 66mil malignant tumor, I guess at this point I did not feel very lucky at all.
We tend to think that only other people get cancer, however statistics show quite alarming outcomes with one in every two men and one in every three women being diagnosed with some type of cancer by age 85.
Cancer is the world’s largest cause of mortality and is on the increase.
We are all susceptible to cancer, however even though we may be able to have operations, chemo or radiation to stem the progression of this wretched disease and be in remission as a result we still have to take responsibility for our own health. For most of our life we are told by wiser people don’t do this or don’t do that. We seem to think we are invincible and bad health only comes to other people (especially when we are younger). I know this was the case with myself.
SO WE NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN HEALTH
Whether you can have an operation, chemo or radiation or not, you can still help yourself by changing your diet and lifestyle.
By changing your lifestyle somewhat and eating only healthy foods for example fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds and occasionally deep sea fish for protein. Start juicing and eating a mainly alkaline diet – 80% alkaline 20% acid. Stop the sugars (number 1 killer) salt, red meats, all processed foods, coffee, tea – with the exception of green tea which is rich in cancer fighting antioxidants – sweets (lollies and candies) etc, etc.
FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MAINSTREAM MEDICINES TREATMENTS
By changing your diet and lifestyle and exercising restraint you will be able to build yourself up.
Being healthy in both body and mind will be very helpful for you to get through the debilitating effects of chemo or radiation and beat cancer.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE MYSELF HAVE BEEN TOLD BY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
To go away and enjoy the rest of your life there is nothing mainstream medicine can do for you. It is a must that you change your diet and lifestyle practicing restraint for the rest of your life and you to could turn your terminal prognosis around and live a longer healthier life.
LET ME SHOW YOU HOW
Read my book “Help Yourself You Can Make A Difference”. At 70 years old I can’t remember the last time I was as fit as I am now. I will end this post with a famous quote by Henry Ford, a quote that has helped me make it through – “If you think you can or you can’t your’re right”.
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