Did you know that one of the top Breast Cancer “prevention” organizations spends only 2% of their total budget on actual breast cancer prevention research? At Breast Cancer Conqueror, we take a different approach. In addition to using “food as medicine,” this month and every month we celebrate your Healthy Breast lifestyle. This includes learning how to prevent Breast Cancer nutritionally, and the first step to doing that is to create that “healing mindset.”
The Healing Mindset
Last week I spoke about the importance of employing the tools for healing emotional trauma, including EFT, EVOX, mindfulness and more, in order to cultivate resilience in your life and on your healing journey.
I cannot stress enough the importance of healing past traumas; that is why Essential #4 of the 7 Essential System® focuses intensely on this issue. Whether or not you take action to heal emotional wounds can literally make the difference between being sick and getting well, according to the work of Dr. W. Douglas Brodie, M.D., amongst others.
A person who has a healing mindset is not a victim of a diagnosis or situation. No matter what her circumstance, she knows that she has choices and she knows that the “mindset” she brings with her on her preventive or healing journey is up to her.
As I wrote in the second edition of my book, Heal Breast Cancer Naturally:
Embarking on a healing journey is not just about learning the facts, having the proof, and following the protocols. It is also about opening up your heart to growth, clearing your mind of past programming, and allowing the “true you” to shine through…Often, the major healing you have to do is between your ears and your heart. Healing is not just about getting rid of that lump or bump. Healing is a metamorphosis and a transformation…”
You may have heard of the practice of “visualization” and chalked it up to just another fad or some kind of “new age hocus pocus.” In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the power of visualization has been proven by evidence-based research.
An investigation at the University of Akron in Ohio found that guided imagery (aka visualization) significantly helped ease the experiences of patients undergoing traditional Breast Cancer treatment. A 2009 UK study found that guided imagery boosted immune function in the same kind of population. In particular, it helped to kick in anti-cancer defenses, including higher T-cell, natural killer cell and lymphocyte levels both before and after chemotherapy.
Nutritional Healing: A Big Piece of the Puzzle
The dictionary definition of “nutrition” is “the act or process of being nourished.” Of course, eating healthy, organic, non-GMO food is vitally important to living a Healthy Breast life too. But if you have been on the journey for a while, then you know that you also need to fill your “plate of life” with a lot more than whole foods in order to make healing work.
Essential #1 – Let food Be Your Medicine. With the science of Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics we are now beginning to understand how food affects the expression of our genes. Sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts, for example, can turn on over 200 healthy genetic switches that will help you detox more efficiently and boost your immunity.
In the 8 years of supporting women with a breast cancer diagnosis and having gone through 2 healing journeys personally, I have come to appreciate how powerful food is as medicine. But, it doesn’t matter how many diets, protocols, or natural modalities you try or how many green smoothies you drink, if you don’t begin the process of emotional healing with the aim of giving yourself the gift of a “healing mindset,” all the natural modalities in the world simply will not work.
But once you do tap into your own inner strength and resources and then you couple it with healing foods, substances, protocols and more, watch out! That is when you are able to really move towards your vibrant, Healthy Breast life.
With this in mind, stay tuned to next week’s blog where I will highlight some whole food substances as well as ways of eating which have been scientifically proven to help heal cancer and other dis-ease conditions. Food, when combined with a healing mindset, really can be medicine!
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of The 7 Essentials System ™, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer Naturally. To get your F.R.E.E. 7 day mini e-course, and to receive her weekly action steps and inspiring articles on the power of Natural Medicine, visit https://breastcancerco.wpengine.com/.