The best cancer prevention is…health
Along with my work at The Center for New Medicine, I speak to specialized groups all across the country. What you get for free in my newsletters, I’m asked to share with numerous exclusive and prestigious organizations whose members are concerned about their health.
Recently, I spoke to the World Presidents’ Organization, a global business leadership organization, looking not just at cancer, but at all of the interwoven threads of health and wellness knowledge that our community has gathered, not just over the years, but over the centuries. I wanted to share that same talk with you, so you can take leadership of your own health.
What is health?
It’s not just absence of disease.
It is ultimately based on how much energy you have. Being healthy is when you’re physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually in flow, and when every gland in your body is functioning at maximum capacity.
“Your body is like an orchestra and your glands are the instruments.”
“The decisions we make in our lives everyday are the real foundations of health.”
Four essential steps to health, well-being, and maximal energy
Step 1: Cleanse and fortify your mind
- “If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.”—Hippocrates
- Fear, not cancer, is the killer. We must eliminate our fear and replace it with better quality thoughts and beliefs.
- “Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.”—Pope John XXIII
There are seven primary positive emotions: desire, enthusiasm, faith, hope, love, romantic feelings, and sexual attraction.
There are seven primary negative emotions: anger, greed, fear, hatred, jealousy, superstition, and revenge.
The best way to improve your health is to consciously choose to experience the primary positive emotions.
Step 2: Cleanse and renew the body
- We are constantly bombarded with toxins
- To prevent or limit exposure to this toxicity:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Choose organic foods
- “The solution to pollution is dilution”: drink plenty of purified water
- Cleansing treatments include: liver cleanse, fasting, sauna, colonics, and many more
Step 3: Pursue super nutrition
Your gut is essential to your overall health:
- All our food is digested and, most importantly, absorbed here
- Home to our “second brain,” where neurotransmitters are created
- Home to 100 trillion helpful, healthful bacteria—the human microbiome
- More bacteria here than anywhere else in your body
Poor gut health is an epidemic in the U.S. primarily caused by poor diet and nutrition, food allergies, infections, and malabsorption. Also, overuse of drugs, lack of exercise, and stress.
The best eating regime is a rich supply of vegetables, good fats, and proteins and a daily probiotic supplement.
Step 4: Ignite your energy
Regular exercise and physical activity contribute more positively to your health than anything else you can do. Exercise doesn’t just mean running or swimming – it includes a daily practice of meditation or breathing exercises to reduce and prevent stress.
- Dr. John Ratey, author of “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain,” says that exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning.
- Calming and working to focus the mind is vital to becoming naturally energized
- Sleep plays a crucial role in igniting your body’s natural energy: factors such as electromagnetic fields and issues with teeth, mouth, and jaw can disrupt sleep
I’ve tried here to present a simplified, but comprehensive, overview of my philosophy on the essential mental, emotional, and physical practices that create health. This is the information I try to share with all of my patients and all of you, my readers.
As I’ve identified those practices here, in broad strokes, I explain them more fully in my e-book Pillars of Health, and provide guidance on the many techniques available to achieve them. It’s something like a user’s manual—the “how-to” of creating health.
Last Updated: August 16, 2018
Originally Published: June 22, 2016