And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.
CONTINUING THE SERIES ON; FAITH AND LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE. ALONG WITH HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
How has your week-end been!
I know you have been waiting for me to relate FAITH with our HEALTH, so here goes it!
If religious faith could be packaged in a pill, the stock price of drug companies would soar.
Religion, not merely spirituality, is a profound predictor of health.
Spiritual practices can reduce blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and help stave off some effects of mental illness about as well as many drugs on the market.
In fact, the lack of religiosity is about as unhealthy as 40 years of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
If you care about your health, you might want to start going to church and praying regularly.
ITS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012
12 Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention
Loading your plate with a rainbow of fruits and veggies is the foundation of a breast cancer prevention diet, and these same food choices can also help you live better after a breast cancer diagnosis.
By Madeline Vann, MPH
Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH
Broccoli has garnered the most attention as a breast cancer prevention food.
Research has shown it blocks tumor growth, explains Marian, preventing the further spread of cancer if it does occur.
You can also get this anti-cancer benefit from other cruciferous veggies, including cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale — but you most likely need to eat one or more of these vegetables every day, she advises.
Garlic seems to have an impact on cell cycling, explains Marian.
That’s the process by which a normal, healthy cell might become cancerous.
Credit for regulating this goes to the component of garlic called allyl sulfide.
Allyl sulfides are found throughout the onion family, so adding garlic or onions to your recipes on a regular basis may aid in breast cancer prevention.
Keep in mind, though, that anti-cancer nutrition studies have largely been done on garlic extract supplements rather than on garlic used for cooking.
Also, people on blood thinners and certain other medications should talk with their doctor before taking garlic supplements to avoid possible drug interactions.
An apple a day may keep breast cancer away — but there’s a catch. If you normally peel your apple and toss away the colorful wrapping, you’re also tossing away a rich source of antioxidants, fiber, and other compounds needed for anti-cancer nutrition.
Lab studies show that apple peel can actually fight the spread of cancer cells.
The good news is that you don’t need exotic varieties — this research came from readily available Gala apples, so add them to your breast cancer prevention shopping list.
Research into the role of pomegranates is in its early stages, but Marian says a cell culture study suggests that the fruit contains a compound that might help fight cancer’s growth — especially estrogen-dependent cancers.
Pomegranates make a delicious and healthy addition to any breast cancer management plan or breast cancer prevention diet, in either fruit or juice form.
Adding them to your grocery list may benefit others in your family, too — they also help fight heart disease and prostate cancer
Get out your nut cracker!
Walnuts contain many helpful nutrients and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which help your body fight inflammation.
Research also suggests that walnuts may actually slow the growth of breast cancer tumors, so this tasty nut could play a role in breast cancer management even after diagnosis.
Other great sources of omega-3 fatty acids include certain fish and fish oil.
You really want to take fish oils on a daily basis, Marian recommends.
Fish is also a smart lean protein source and a great addition to a breast cancer prevention plan, because anti-cancer nutrition recommendations include limiting your intake of red meat and processed meats, such as bacon and packaged deli meats.
Opt for salmon, mackerel, sea bass, and tuna as breast cancer diet choices instead.
Shopping for healthy fats will inevitably lead you to flaxseed oil, but this is an instance where your best anti-cancer nutrition choice is the seed itself, ground into a flour-like dust.
When you use milled flaxseed, it has a component called lignans, explains Marian.
Lignans may actually decrease cancer growth, making it perfect for a breast cancer management diet.
You can buy ground flaxseed or grind the seeds yourself using a coffee grinder.
Then sprinkle the flaxseed on salads or include it in muffins.
Soy has received mixed reviews regarding adult breast cancer prevention, but Marian says mothers may be interested to know that when preteen girls eat two servings of soybean products a day, they reap anti-cancer nutrition benefits later in life.
On the other hand, she recommends against adult women taking soy or isoflavone supplements as part of a breast cancer diet — these products contain estrogen-like compounds, which could prove to be too much of a good thing.
When it comes to breast cancer prevention, think about eating more carrots, cantaloupe, and sweet potatoes — foods rich in the form of vitamin A known as carotenoids.
Women who have higher levels of carotenoids in their bloodstream seem to be at lower risk for breast cancer, says Marian.
Orange vegetables and fruits are most often held up as sources of this powerful compound for breast cancer prevention, but there are 600 different carotenoids, she says.
If you want to ramp up the carotenoids in your breast cancer diet, just make sure you get lots of orange, red, yellow, and even dark green foods.
Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries add color, variety, and flavor to your anti-cancer nutrition plan.
They are also power-packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can aid in breast cancer prevention, so make them part of your breast cancer diet.
Recent research suggests that blueberries, in particular, play a role in breast cancer management by enhancing the effect of the often-prescribed drug tamoxifen in fighting breast cancer cells.
Green tea and white tea both contain catechins, extracts that seem to show some benefit in breast cancer prevention.
Research suggests that green tea is particularly effective at protecting your cells against environmental exposures that might increase the risk for cancer.
However, says Marian, you might have to drink a lot of tea — four or more cups a day — to achieve this effect.
The spice that gives curry its beautiful yellow color contains a chemical called curcumin.
Lab studies using curcumin supplements have shown that it could play a role in helping fight breast cancer tumors when combined with certain drug-based therapy.
It also may have an anti-inflammatory effect that could protect your overall health.
You’ll need supplements to get enough curcumin, but putting a veggie, curry and a full of broccoli, onions, and garlic on your breast cancer prevention menu could help make your anti-cancer nutrition plan more fun.
How many are you out there are left-handers?
I raise my left hand! When I was growing up, I learned everything right-handed; which made everything I did the wrong way.
It’s time to share some words from THE LEFT-HANDER’S HANDBOOK.
WHY ARE THINGS SO TOUGH ON LEFT-HANDERS?
The basic tools of creative thinking are mental pictures.
These are handled by the left-handed brain; and because it is unhampered by logic.
It is free to make the kind of creative connections that cannot occur in rational thought.
It is impossible to think without a mental picture. By Aristotle
QUOTES ABOUT LIVING
The road from bad to good often has a little stretch of awful in between.
It takes a whole lot of courage to face it and go through the awful stretch, but it will be totally worth it after you do.
If you are interested in reading Dan’s and My Journey Through Cancer without Surgery, Chemo or Radiation, just click on the books for more information:
MY JOURNEY OF COMPLETION (Body, Heart and Soul) – Enjoy Life While Managing Cancer
CONTINUING THE SERIES ON HOW SAFE IS MEXICO?
Dan and I grabbed an opportunity nine years ago, when we took on the adventure and moved to Mexico. Back then, we didn’t know what to expect, except that both of us were alive and ready for a change. We had been going to Tijuana for cancer treatments and knew somewhat what we were heading into. We ended up living in the center of the country however; better for travel purposes and it was nothing like what we had thought about. To this date, we are back in the states living in Virginia and what we took from Mexico was friendships, culture and understanding of their ways of life.
Through thousands of pictures that I took, Dan and I are showing how safe Mexico is. There is a saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’; this is so true! A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.
20 PICTURES - ENJOY THE SLIDE SHOW
"Chinese proverb. One picture is worth ten thousand words."
So, we will be posting a gallery of pictures on each post, hopefully you will see each one has a story.
Today will continue the series on LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown. Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy. A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.
For more information click on book
CHAPTER 8; HANDLING FRAZZLED EMOTIONS.
As long as the eyes leak, the head won’t swell.
If you want to live successfully with screwed-up people, you must control the chaos that swirls off your interaction.
A person who drives you nuts twists your emotions into stewing turmoil as their actions negatively affect and threaten your needs, financial security, family, friendships, job, reputation, and dreams.
A difficult person holds a lot of power or at least if feels like it, over your life.
Perhaps the person who sends your emotions plummeting is your partner.
If you leave them, you lose your children.
Perhaps it is a parent who will align the whole family against you if you go against their will.
Maybe you struggle against a boss who whittles to your core and then pushes you to do things you know are destructive, hurtful, and wrong; but you need a job.
If you speak your mind, share your thoughts, or counter their direction; it may cause you to lose something you hold dear.
Even though you want to believe being good enough, giving enough, or being overpowering enough will turn the frog into a prince; it is not going to happen unless a miracle comes from above.
Will continue tomorrow-
This is the time to get ready for food and remedies that heal; alchemy of herbs. In the coming week, Dan and I will be blogging the benefits of TURMERIC. It’s amazing what and how turmeric can help keep your body healthy?
Can turmeric help irritable bowel syndrome?
Early research, including a pilot study of 207 adults and another one using rats, has found that turmeric could help improve IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain.
Turmeric is also being studied as a treatment for diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.
NOTE AND REPEAT – PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth
THIS IS AN ENCLOSURE – will be at the end of all the blogs, for I stress; this daily routine will heal keep your body cells happy.
As I end this blog, Dan and I for several years have shared our experiences with enjoying life while
managing cancer. By keeping healthy, our routine daily has been walking (exercise), meditation (for stress), Qigong (exercise and for stress).
I know some will say they do not have enough time with work, kids and household chores!!!
Dan and I have put together videos from WALK AT HOME together on our website, that you can follow in home; when you have short periods of time and unable to go out. They are from 15 mins up to 30 mins depending on the miles. This is one of the first steps to making your cells happy!!
Beginner's 1 Mile Walk | Steel City Series
This workout is a 1 Mile Workout (15 Minutes)
Want to start walking?
This is one of the BEST ways to start moving! In 15 minutes, you will have walked 1 mile...right in YOUR HOME! In just 2,000 Steps.
Also, meditation videos, help to lower stress and is also one of the first steps to making your cells happy; click on https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/meditation
Meditation Guided Journey for A New Beginning and Positive Leap of Faith.
This guided meditation takes you on a relaxing guided journey that reawakens the unconscious mind to a new way of being.
If you are wanting to begin a period of cleansing or start a new healthy regime this mediation will help renew courage to take that leap of faith into the unknown.
To re-energize and take a chance with a feeling of security and protection.
Also, a great way to start your day with fresh inspiration and a clear mind.
Take the leap you need into the unknown.
Awaken the unconscious mind and renew, empower and create a positive future.
Relax unwind and believe in the universal life force energy.
Begin again today and revive your faith in possibility.
Release your fear, restrictions and frustration.
“Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.” ~ Debbie Ford
We are still working on Qigong video’s to be posted on the website for easy access, until now you can go to the blog https://www.thejourneytogoodhealth.com/blog and on the right-hand side are hash # tag words, just click on the word #walk #Qigong #meditation. The post will pop up and then you can begin. Have fun with it!
IF YOU HAVE FAITH
Until Sunday, to have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead, you relax, and float.