How mental state can heal you cancer
Can your emotions and mental state make you ill?
As you will read throughout this web site, rarely do we think one factor causes a cancer. More, a number of factors from poor diet, to toxins in your environment both weaken your immune system and cause more rogue cells to develop. In the end something ´tips you over the edge´.
The World Health Organisation made no mention of stress and emotional state as possible causes of cancer. Leading charities are insistent that there are no links.
They are wrong.
There is research showing that depression is linked to lowered blood oxygen, one of the key factors in developing cancer. People who are depressed get 30 per cent more cancers.
There is research now on stress as a cause of cancer. Since 1982 when John Vane won a Nobel prize for discovering localised hormones called eicosanoids, we have known that an enzyme (COX-2) is activated by the stress hormone cortisol. In 2010 American and Chinese researchers showed that this pathway went on to activate two genes that cause cancer.
Insuin and steroids also activate COX-2 and make matters worse.
There is also research that shows an emotional disturbace (family death or divorce) can definitely be a tipping point and that people can develop cancer within 2 years of a major trauma.
Can your emotions heal you?
First, science has shown that (COX-2) can be inhibited by resveratrol, curcumin, omega-3, garlic, ginger and salicylic acid (aspirin) amongst other natural compounds. This greatly reduces localised stress chemicals around your breast or prostate cells and will change their internal biochemistry.
Then research has shown how yoga, for example, can greatly cut cortisol levels.
As can controlling insulin surges through diet.
And there is research on factors such as exercise, fish oils and flaxseed improving blood oxygen and lifting mood.
And there is research on how laughter improves the immune system.
And so on.
Clearly there are things you can do to correct the causes.
Treating Mind, Body and Soul - Holistic Cancer Treatment
37 per cent of American Hospitals list ´Treating mind, body and soul´ in their Mission Statements. There are now medical degrees at UCLA in Holistic medicine. The National Cancer Institute in America lists 36 pages of energy therapies.
In the UK you have little old CANCERactive.
So please read our section on Mental and Emotional Health with an open mind. You should also read sections of our complementary therapies too. Even the article on ´having a God´, shown to significantly increase survival times. The whole subject is poorly researched at the moment - but then sometimes you just have to believe!