“You cannot heal in the same environment that made you sick.”
No matter what your diagnosis or prognosis, recovery starts with restoring your body to ‘factory settings’. And, while it’s hard to believe something as simple as diet and lifestyle can make a difference, there is mounting clinical evidence and inspiring personal anecdotes (gathered by sites like Radical Remission) showing that even advanced disease can be reversed. Your body has a built-in cancer fighting capacity far more sophisticated than anything available on the NHS, and POWER THROUGH BREAST CANCER will help you to regain this ability.
When you think about nutrition you probably think about energy and nutrients, broccoli and sardines, cholesterol and fibre, salt and water. But nutritional therapy is about so much more than that! Inside your body, food becomes information – switching genes on and off, activating metabolic pathways, triggering enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters. We can use our knowledge of the way food works to make life difficult for cancer cells.
Your body is like a complex computer, capable of running lots of different programmes to keep you running normally. These ‘programmes’ control functions like growth, replication, repair and recycling. A cancer diagnosis is a sign that your body is stuck in a metabolic programme that is more beneficial for cancer cells than for you: the best way to return to normal is with a system reboot — by changing the quality, quantity and timing of the food you eat you can completely change the programmes you run, switching off growth and replication, and switching on repair and survival.
Everything about the way you live has an impact on your programming: sleep, stress, sunlight, work, alcohol, pesticides, love, hope… all of these things affect gene expression, hormonal regulation and cell signalling in a positive or negative way. When you’re fighting cancer you need to flick as many positive switches as possible.
As well as being less toxic and more supportive of overall health, nutritional therapy offers a more specific and personalised approach to cancer recovery than conventional treatment. There are pros and cons for all the approaches and I want to make it clear that I am happy to support people to choose conventional treatment — but I do believe it’s essential to supplement your medical care with something more holistic if you want to emerge healthier than before and guard against recurrence. My approach is firmly based in the bottom half of the graph – helping you to work with your body rather than against it, and helping your body to regain its innate healing ability.
POWER THROUGH BREAST CANCER can work in synergy with other approaches, both conventional or complementary, as an integrated part of your cancer plan. It can even help to repair the damage that other treatments cause. You may already be considering therapies like hyperbaric oxygen, hyperthermia, cannabis oil etc. Whatever you choose there is abundant evidence that diet and lifestyle changes can work alongside them to create a cancer-hostile microenvironment to improve outcomes and enhance recovery.
I hope you’re feeling much more positive about your situation and ready to do some serious work together to transform your health.