an article by Susun S. Weed
anti-cancer lifestyle is not a rigid set of rules
to follow, but a safe space to be filled with your
favorite ways of nourishing health and discouraging
cancer. Since cancer thrives in a too-ordered situation,
relax and let chaos give a hand now and then in
the execution of your plan. I include all the following
elements in my anti-cancer lifestyle. Were I to
be diagnosed with cancer, I would continue to do
these things in addition to any other remedies I
· Stay in touch with my own daily and seasonal
· Sleep in total darkness or moonlight; get
into the sun daily.
· Eat one meal at the same time each day.
· Have emotional outlets.
· Choose friends who support me and my truth.
· Have artistic outlets.
· Receive lots of appreciation and approval
· Exercise one hour three times a week.
· Get a massage once a month or more.
· Do my yoga practice once a week or more.
· Have sexual outlets.
· Take a quiet time of beingness daily.
· Make full use of all sources of joy available
· Eat a Mediterranean-style diet of mostly
organically grown foods including daily use of cabbage
family plants, raw and cooked greens, whole grains,
beans, sunflower seeds, soy products, olive oil,
garlic, seasonal fresh fruit, seaweed, yogurt and
cheese, herbal infusions, herbal vinegars, and antioxidant
seasonings. Plus, at least four times a month, seafood,
nuts, mushrooms, dried fruit, and eggs; and, less
than four times a month, meat, alcohol, white sugar,
· And I avoid: Vitamin/mineral supplements,
chlorine, nitrates, tobacco, prescription hormones,
TV, white flour, processed foods, and non-organic
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