I've been studying nutrition and cancer for over 20 years now. Reading everything I can get my hands on. Because I have lots of family history. I'm going to try to keep this brief because the blog I am quoting is soooo long. Here's the background. I read a book a few months ago called Wheat Belly. It referenced this blog in response to another book I read years ago called The China Study. The basic conclusion of the China Study, which was one of the longest running studies on diet and disease, is that vegan eating is the way to go. As much as I study, I have come to the conclusion that nearly vegan eating is good for your health. Let me rephrase, a diet filled with fruits and veggies and devoid of commercial chemical frankenfood, is an easy way to have vibrabt health. Throwing the baby (meat and fats) out with the bathwater (junk and unhealthy fats) is not the answer.
My conclusions are these:
A variety of meats and healthy fats are definitely good for you when combined with loads of fruits and veggies. This is how we were created to eat, and I have felt the best and been the thinnest when I followed that basic diet. Veggies, meats, fats, some fruits.
Sugar FEEDS CANCER. PERIOD. Go do your own research, don't trust me. The sugar can be table sugar, corn syrup, pop tarts, white or wheat bread (loads of it like most Americans eat), potatoes, candy bars, soda, or alcohol. Yes, the body turns alcohol into sugar. If I were ever diagnosed with cancer, my first step would be to drop ALL forms of sugar and anything that converts to it for the rest of my life. Knowing me, I'd likely allow a treat once a month. But, it should not be a daily part of anyone's life, much less someone with cancer.
When I can't make what I know or feel to be right, gel with something that seems official or scientific, I just chuck it in the back of my head and keep the wonder gears in motion. Enter www.rawfoodsos.com. Denise is a 20 something Suma Cum Laude graduate of NAU in English. For degree snobs, go spend some time on her blog and then tell me why I should ignore her because she doesn't have a PHD in nutrition. In my world, PHD often stands for piled higher and deeper. Anywho, Denise is giving me the answers as to why there were things about the China Study that just didn't seem right to me.
She went through all 900 pages searching for scientific truth. Her blog is what came from that. Now we are to my ultimate point. Most people will NOT have the interest that I do to read the entire post I am about to share. It is tremendously long. The part I want to share is under the subheading of Campbell Claim Number 2. Use your find feature to find that or breast cancer. Realize if you are not a nutrition nerd like me, this may not rock your world like it did mine. I am telling you though, THIS IS SIGNIFICANT what she has discovered. Ok, so what is it?
In the first claim, she finds that cancers have no significant correlation to animal protein unless the data is skewed by other factors. It's the second claim this is really about. According to her analysis, the greatest risk factor, for breast cancer, even above environmental pollution, is BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL. That means blood sugar. What causes a rise in blood sugar? High GI foods. That's Glycemic Index if you aren't aware of it. The higher the GI number, the more your blood sugar is raised. The second highest risk for breast cancer (because it also affects blood sugar) is ALCOHOL. THE ONLY TWO ITEMS THAT ARE STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT FOR BREAST CANCER!!!
Why doesn't every woman in the world know this? I'm nobody. I'm a nutrition hobbyist, with a degree in education, who just finished a couple of chemistry classes. I'm not an expert in anything. But this is the most significant dietary information I've ever seen when it comes to breast cancer. Want to read it yourself? Go here.
http://rawfoodsos.com/2010/07/07/the-china-study-fact-or-fallac/ Remember to scroll down to Campbell Claim Number 2. What do you think? Who needs a pink ribbon if this kind of information is true? No offense intended.
Here is another awesome article my addiction feeding husband sent me this week. You now have permission to eat meat and fat. Just go easy on the sugar and carbs.
I think it's funny that it's a finance article. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/
PS, I am REALLY happy to be taking a nutritional product that the original purpose was to regulate blood sugar, which curbs hunger and cravings, and also regulates blood pressure, cholesterol, and lipid levels. It also has the unfortunate side effect of losing weight in some people. 🙂
I have been flying since I was 3 years old. It never occured to me to be afraid until that plane went into the Potomac.
Of course I knew that planes crashed, it just never affected me till then. From then on, every time I flew was a little more nerve wracking. And take offs and landings were particularly stressful. I sometimes took babies with me on the plane and that made it worse. Realizing how fleeting life is and we could be gone. Then I found EFT and started applying it to every part of my life. On one trip I finally decided to try tapping on my take offs and landings. It was a perfect trip because I had 6 of them on the way out and 6 of them on the way back. So, while I waited for the plane to take off, I leaned my head back and went through the tapping IN MY MIND. YES. In my mind. You simply imagine each point and your hands tapping those points and run the words through your mind. So, "even though I am really afraid of take-off, I deeply and completely accept myself." And I spent at least 5 minutes working on the fear. 5 minutes? Yes. 5 minutes. The take-off was delayed, so I fell asleep. And when I woke up, I was in the air. I slept through the landing. And the next take-off. And after that…..I was good. I've never been nervous since. I fly with no problems. Pretty crazy.
I recently did this video on Pteromerhanophobia. Haha. Fear of flying. I don't know why it came out the way it did on Youtube. I'll have to see if I can figure it out. It's choppy on my laptop, so I don't know if it's the connection or if it is really choppy. I apologize if it is because you will have to already know EFT. If not, tap along. Let me know how it goes. Happy flying. Oh, if that picture makes you sick just looking at it, TAP. Those kinds of things are the best test. When your response is up, TAP.
I received a particularly disturbing email from someone I love yesterday. Someone I have a long association with. Someone who is dear to me. Someone with miles to go before he "sleeps." It was full of harsh, hateful, and judgmental comments about others. I'm glad I was in a hurry, because my natural tendency as has been sometimes recently, was to reply in kind and point out how vile his thinking was. I did not have time to respond in the moment. Such a lesson for me! There are times I have used wisdom and paused, but more often than not, the fiery words within me get composed and sent. Last night as I was preparing for bed, I decided to read a bit in Today I Begin a New Life.
While reading about the Art of Connection and Intrinsic Validation, I read these words from Og Mandino.
And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I will address him and say I Love You. Though spoken in silence these words will shine in my eyes, unwrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips and echo in my voice; and his heart will be opened. And who is there who will say nay to my goods when his heart feels my love?
And my stony heart warmed. I do love this person, important to me. I do not love their actions and their words. But I can respond with love! Dave's summary is this:
When we lift, we attract instead of repel. As walls come down, floods of cooperation and productivity fill 0ur cups. When we focus on serving others with Agape love–charity, the English translation for the Greek word Agape–we are not sacrificed on the altar of life, as we have often feared, but instead we drink from living waters and thirst no more. We give up nothing and gain everything. (emphasis mine)
I KNEW intrinsically that responding in kind would only bring more of the same. But with love, there is an invitation for change, an invitation to see, an invitation to learn. I've known since I was 7 years old that I wanted to teach. It took most of my life to figure out in what capacity. 40 years later, I am finally getting it.
This morning as I came home from taking my children to school, I listened to Og's second scroll. I will begin each day with love in my heart. As I listened to those beautiful words, my heart was warmed even more, and there were more tears. Some days when I am not feeling particularly humble, I think I've reached a pretty great place in my life personally. Today I realized fully how much room there is for improvement!
These words touched me deeply.
yet my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest clay.…I will love all manners of men for each has qualities to be admired even though they be hidden. With love I will tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have built round their hearts and in its place will I build bridges so that my love may enter their souls.
Yes, there is certainly room for improvement. I invite you to join me. Love yourself, love "all manners of men", change the world by greeting each day with love in your heart. I will. Will you? I found one little gem of positivity in the words I received. I ignored every single negative and responded with love to that one gem. We'll see how it goes.
For the full scroll, listen here.
The world is ablaze with creation. And we are creators. I mean that with a little c. I've thought a lot about THE Creation story. Why is it so important? Among some of the most important, I believe one of them is to teach us that life is meant to be lived in creation. I believe that we were given powers of creation, not just the physical creation of other people. But the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical creation of ideas coming into existence. Every physical thing in our world, was first a thought.
There is a quote attributed to Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. Mr. Deull's most famous attributed utterance is that "everything that can be invented has been invented." It cannot be proven he said it, but the point for me is, that there ARE people walking around in the world, who live by that mentality. And there are people who live in mental creation that NEVER bring it into physical creation.
Last night I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It was awesome and demonstrated that last thought so clearly. See the trailer here.
Walter was stuck in his head, until someone special invited him to act on his thoughts. What a change in his life when he did!
I've spent the last 7 years creating a better me and attempting to create a better world around me. I have been on a path to a purpose that was not always clear. But I knew the direction and tried to follow inspiration. I am fortunate to have found myself in the right place at the right time to make my path crystal clear. Last weekend, I spent 3 days with a group of people with a passion for others. And the teacher/leader/mentor of the group is a master at bringing mental creation into physical. I could not be more humbled and grateful to be invited to join him in bringing true principles into the lives of others so that they might also bring their passion, purpose, and dreams into physical creation.
At times, I have impatiently wondered why what I was striving for, was not becoming clearer. And now I know the timing wasn't right. If you do not know who Og Mandino is, it's worth finding out. A man who created his life anew from a place of darkness. One of the most beloved success authors and teachers of all time. Dave Blanchard is the CEO of the Og Mandino Group. I am excited to become an Og Mandino Coach and help others to know what I learned last week, that Dave brought into complete clarity for me. You (I) are not your thoughts. You can step back from your thoughts and look at them, just like you are reading the words on this screen. You can choose new thoughts. You can beging a new life, whereever you are and however you choose, if you commit yourself to doing so.
I invite you to read Dave's book. I am nearly finished. I'm sure I'll be reading and rereading. Stay tuned. There will be more wonderful things from me. And more wonderful things from you.
You're planning a trip. It's a simple trip. Get on train. Travel from point A to point B. It's no problem. The train is on the tracks and you just enjoy the ride. But every now and then, something gets in the way, and your train is derailed.
That happened to me today. One decision by one person, affected 6 different parties. I did not think it would be any big deal, but by the end of the day, it was a very big deal. And it had potential to blow the train right off the tracks. It was such a nice trip! What to do when someone causes great grief for others? I have been hoping for the day, when something stressful came into my life, to finally have the ability to simply go with the flow. I took an early reminder from one of the parties to breathe, to heart.
I decided that our party of parties had not come this far on our trip, to end in a heap of twisted iron and dashed hopes. So, I simply went with faith. I believed with all of my heart that there was a solution to satisfy all involved. I ignored any hint of emotional response in myself. After several phone calls to only the parties who needed to know, I sent a prayer up, quieted myself and pondered on the possible solutions, one after the other, asking and expecting the answer to be given. I was the only one who could come up with the answer. It was my position in the parties, to provide the answer and communicate it. And after about an hour of pondering (half of it while driving, the other half over an awesome bowl of hamburger stew), the answer came floating into my mind. It had come in a couple of pieces before it all came together as one solid idea.
I can't tell you how happy I was to receive it! And not for reasons you might expect; that it solved a HUGE problem for 6 different entities. But because I finally conquered something I desired to conquer. To see a problem for what it was. To understand it required a solution that would make everyone happy. To ponder on the solution without emotional attachment, KNOWING the answer was there. And to let it go, while my mind opened up to possibility. To do all of that instead of being filled with anxiety over a problem that seemed like it would destroy all the passengers on the train! HOORAY!
I knew it could be done, and today proved it. And the awesome thing is, it can be done again. By me. By you. By anyone who applies true principles. Right thought. Peaceful feelings. Faithful expectancy. Gratitude. And allowance. Once I had the answer, a multitude of phone calls, texts, and emails went out to everyone. Some of the parties did not even know there was a problem. Why get everyone into a tizzy? They've just been given the solution, and we are all continuing on the train to our destination.
WOOT! Or should I say TOOT TOOT!!!