A medical geographer, Harold D. Foster, spent years tracking cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Altzheimers, Schizophrenia and other illnesses in terms of geographical locations and dominant characteristics of the terrain.
The place with the lowest incidence of cancer is Senegal. The five characteristics Foster found most significant for Senegal:
You can get your weekly dose of selenium from eating 2-3 brazil nuts (organic). You don’t need a lot – trace amounts of selenium are what is healthful.
And you can get another essential anti-cancer ingredient right in your own home:
Can you imagine running a marathon (over 26 miles) every day for 366 days?
A New Zealand couple in their sixties has done it – running around Australia in 2013, through all types of weather, fueling themselves with a 100% vegan, raw-food diet. No injuries, feeling great!
Janette is a cancer-survivor who was given 6 months to live more than ten years ago. She and Alan (her husband of more than 40 years!) set the world record in consecutive marathons to help people become more aware of living consciously, with compassion and good health.
You can read about their adventurous life, travelling, sailing, bringing up two children, here: http://www.RunningRawAroundAustralia.com/
Here’s a beautiful bright-eyed young woman in UK who has managed to ditch her medicines, her junk food diet, and turn her health around just by adopting a gluten-free, whole-food, plant-based dietstyle.
Do you have to be vegan 100% of the time? If you’re ill, it’s advisable. If you love animals, it’s advisable. If you’re well and you love eating animals, Ella suggests 60% of the time plant-based with time out for other stuff.
She’s writing a book, sharing recipes online and feeling great. Good for her!
Blueberry Ginger Smoothie
Blend for extra long to get a really smooth texture! You can up the quantities (2 bananas, 2-3 handfuls of blueberries) but I’m always surprised at how tasty and satisfying the simple version is.
Hallelujah for people who are willing to make changes when things are not working!
This week I had a session with somebody who, in her own words, is falling apart. She has received several disturbing test results and is scheduled for an operation.
There’s no point giving somebody good advice if they’re not open to receiving it and acting on it. So I asked her what approach felt comfortable for her – putting herself in the hands of experts (whether western medical doctors or alternative healers) or actively doing things herself to bring about healing changes (along with appropriate help from doctors and practitioners). She opted for getting going with helping herself, along with guidance from her various health practitioners.
In case there’s somebody else out there who would like to make some life-changing improvements, here’s a quick list of things I shared with my client that she could begin with – based on what I would start with if I were falling apart:
1. Food and water
What kind of food are you eating? What kind of water do you drink?