by Karen Baldwin
For two months after the web-like growth in my breast was confirmed as cancer, I visited specialists. Driving through dreary, gray December fog, I located the radiation treatment center, an enormous building I had never noticed before. The waiting room, carpeted with geometric patterns in shades of mauve and gray, was filled with patients with long, empty expressions.
Editor's Note: Dreams can tell us about illnesses in our body and even point to correct medical interventions. Karen Baldwin has had such an experience, and by following her dream, she enjoys vibrant health.
by Leila Turner, ND
The Pap test, also called Pap smear, is used to find cervical abnormalities long before they become actually a threat to your well-being. The Cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens into the vagina (birth canal). A major cause of cervical cancer appears to be a virus: Human (HPV), which is transmitted sexually. Cervical cancer starts as changes called “dysplasia”, a precancerous phase, are detectable on the Pap smear...
Editor's Note: Naturopathic medicine offers some excellent treatment options for the abnormal pap. Find out here, what an abnormal pap is and what Naturopathic medicine can do for you should you get one.
by Heather Manley, ND
I just read a recent study that said that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. And to further add to that statistic, woman under the age of 39 have a greater increase in melanoma. Yikes!
Editor's Note: Dr. Manley is author of the award winning Human Body Detectives, her children’s educational series of story-telling books, eBooks, and iPhone/iPad apps. This article educates us on warning signs that may appear in diseased skin, as well as ways we can slow or prevent onset of skin disease.
by Steven Bloore, Certified Hypnotherapist
When someone is confronted by the specter of a cancer diagnosis, the fear of the unknown begins to take over, both for the patient and the family...Hypnosis is a powerful tool for creating new, more effective coping mechanisms to manage these stresses with a sense of control while in the healing process...
Editor´s Note from Milan Perry: This was such an emotional story for me because I have lost so many dear friends and family members to the killer disease cancer as many of my readers has also. However, one thing that I must reconcile from Evita Ramparte's bravery is that cancer can be a journey or a death sentence. It is your ultimately your choice but at least be open to options. After all it is your body and no will take care of it but you. Integrating a healthy diet and alternative therapies with the use of Herbs helped to ameliorate her condition. The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself on a cellular level if given what it needs to do so.
by Will Falconer, DVM
You need to neuter your animal, right? I mean, that’s just basic: there are too many unplanned pregnancies, too many euthanasias because of that, and you need to be responsible and just do this. Right?...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: When is the right age to neuter? Used to be 6 months. Then it was 3 pounds. They say mammary cancer is more prevalent in unaltered females. But, young neutering makes dogs taller. (Llamas and horses, too.) So, what is the right answer?
Animals & Pets
by Lorene Sauro, RHN
Kale is one of the best leafy green vegetables, considered a star amongst healthy-eaters. It is loaded with nutrients including potent phytonutrients from the Cruciferous vegetable family which includes broccoli, cabbage and bok choy. Studies have shown that two phytonutrients in these foods, the Indole-3-carbinols and the sulforaphanes help prevent heart disease and cancer, can act as anti-inflammatories and helps our bodies slow down the aging process...
Editor's Note from Pat Lantz: This video about the Cancer Lunation was shared on Facebook... With love by Victoria Zain from Buenos Aires. It is part of her new video project, Matrix of Lunation Cycles. A contemplative experience, about the creative process from an astrological perspective, with wonderful images and music.
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