I recently attended the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in NYC where I was introduced to the work of Kelly Turner Ph.D. Dr. Turner has spent her life researching cases of radical remission of cancer. In her research she has identified nine key factors that are common across all these cases. I am a bit jealous as it is something I have always been curious about. I have often wondered why we don't spend more time and resources studying the people who beat cancer with a complete disease reversal. Some of these patients do it without conventional medicine. A few of them are my patients...
The following are the nine key factors that Dr. Turner has identified in no particular order:
- Radically changing your diet
- Taking control of your health
- Following your intuition
- Using herbs and supplements
- Releasing suppressed emotions
- Increasing positive emotions
- Embracing social support
- Deepening your spiritual connection
- Having strong reasons for living
I like what Dr. Turner is onto here as I have observed it myself and strive to work with my cancer patients beyond the paradigm of just killing or removing the cancer cells. We must work to restore a terrain that has allowed cancer to emerge in the first place. We must heal. Healing has always for me involved addressing imbalances in body, mind, spirit, social, and societal relationships.
For more stories check out http://www.radicalremission.com/ for patient stories of their remissions.
Check out "Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds", it may save your life or the life of a love one.