I am a follower of Deepak Chopra on Twitter because I like his short little tweets and the wisdom they often contain. I don’t always agree with him (sometimes I don’t even understand his comment!) but when he tweets about cancer, I pay attention.
On August 21, 2012, Deepak Chopra’s website had an absorbing article titled “Cancer: A Preventable Disease is Creating a Revolution“. Check it out – interesting reading.
Someone went to a lot of time and trouble to set up the interviews with the experts (including Candace Pert, one of my favorite authors!), film them, and create the chapters of the video, some of which are interactive.
It really is a vastly informing little video. The chapters include brief discussions of cells, what normal cells look like, what cancer cells look like, how cancer spreads, types of cancer, staging and grading of cancer, risk factors, altered genes, symptoms of cancer, imaging, screening, treatments for cancer, and a discussion of cancer remission. There are also discussions of how body weight and exercise factor in, what to eat and not eat (which you can also get from my page titled Diet and Cancer), smoking and drinking and environmental hazards.
For someone who knows nothing about cancer, it’s a good place to start learning and to possibly accept the proposition that cancer can be preventable.
For those of us who have been through it, it might seem a little elementary, but the reason I decided to include this article on my blog today is because I really liked the way he ended his article with this statement: “You aren’t called on to become a cancer expert. But weighing all the evidence, it’s clear which way the wind is blowing. The likelihood that cancer is not enmeshed with lifestyle is diminishing year by year. Yes, cancer is immensely complicated, but everything you can do to support your body’s innate intelligence is a positive step in allowing that intelligence to block the cellular changes that create malignancy. A decade from now, I expect that we will tune in and find that this ray of hope has become even brighter.”
While I’m not a cancer expert either, I’ve spent years and years researching health and cancer, I’m a breast cancer survivor of 8 years, and I have a newsletter series that presents all of the most healing things I’ve come across in my years of research. Please sign up for my newsletters on the right and I will be honored to walk with you on your journey to regain your health.