How time is flying! July already and we’ve just completed the 4th printing of the DVD for our documentary film, Rethinking Cancer!
We made this film because we wanted to offer another way of thinking about cancer and chronic disease in general. Unfortunately, the conventional medical community today suffers from a severe lack of imagination. Why else would the vast majority of research funds get swallowed up in the hunt for that blockbuster drug that might be the answer to cancer? Why else would Wall Street go nuts when trials for a new experimental drug show that some terminal patients may have lived a few weeks or months longer than those taking the current pharmaceutical cocktails?
Why is it that researchers don’t investigate why some people survive cancer without all this toxic mix? The idea that cancer is not necessarily a terminal disease, that people, who are willing to commit themselves to lifestyle changes and non-toxic treatments, can achieve their normal life expectancies and they are not just flukes — these ideas are barely, if ever discussed, much less even conceived of in orthodox medical circles. We hope this film will help open up minds to new possibilities and we’re heartened by the increasing number of people who have seen it. We hope you’ll help us spread the word!
Heads up #1: Lou Dina’s excellent, book, Cancer — A Rational Approach to Long Term Recovery, is now available as a PDF Download. This is an indispensable handbook for anyone on or contemplating being on a Biorepair program.
Heads up #2: Farmageddon — in theaters now! This is the latest addition to the ever expanding genre of films (Food, Inc., Fresh, King Corn, etc.) sounding the alarm about what we eat and where it comes from. Farmageddon focuses on the increasing government harassment of small family farmers who use organic and sustainable practices — thereby, gradually narrowing our food choices and forcing us to depend on the inferior output of huge factory farms. Watch the trailer and learn what you can do! (Warning: You will probably leave this film feeling shocked, outraged and ready to rumble!)
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.”
— Thomas Jefferson
To Your Health!
Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (F.A.C.T.)
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How To Recognize Health in You
By K.R. Sidhwa, N.D., D.O.
Many people consider themselves healthy because they have no visible signs of disease, e.g., persistent headaches, bad breath, blood-shot eyes with puffy lids, dizziness, or aches and pains. But does an absence of disease necessarily mean you are brimming with health and vitality?
We’ve been conditioned to look for signs of ill health in ourselves. Perhaps our time would be better spent looking for signs of health. What are the signs and symptoms indicative of good mental, spiritual and physical health? READ MORE
Coughing is Useful
By Theodore R. Van Dellen, M.D.
“Would you please explain what a productive cough is? I find that coughing wears me out.”
I’ve been asked variations on this question for all the decades I’ve been practicing internal medicine. A productive, or what we call a “useful” cough is one that removes secretions from the bronchial tree and lungs. It also effectively removes foreign bodies and other irritants, such as dust, from the respiratory tract. READ MORE
The Relaxing Breath
One of the most effective and time-efficient relaxation methods is the yoga-derived Relaxing Breath. While you may notice only a subtle effect at first, it gains power the more it is practiced. Make it a point to practice twice a day.
- Sit up comfortably and place the tip of your tongue against the bony ridge near your upper front teeth; you’ll keep your tongue in this position throughout the exercise.
- Exhale with a whoosh through your mouth.
- Now close your mouth and breathe in quietly through your nose to the count of four.
- Hold your breath easily to the count of seven. Then exhale through your mouth with a whoosh to the count of eight.
- You have completed one breath. Repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breathes.
Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Over time you can work up to eight breathes.
“He who takes good care of his health should be sparing in his tastes, banish worries, temper his desires, restrain his emotions, take good care of his vital force, spare his words, regard lightly success and failure, ignore sorrows and difficulties, drive away foolish ambitions, avoid great likes and dislikes, calm his vision and hearing and be faithful in his internal regimen.”
— Health advice from an imperial physician at the Mongol Court, 1330 A.D.
1. Place in a blender:
- 4 medium-sized raw beets, cut in small pieces
- 1 cup fresh pineapple or apple juice
2. Blend well, then add:
- 1 cup raw cashews or 2 tablespoons (preferably raw) tahini
- 1 cup whole plain yogurt
3. Blend again and add:
- 1 cup more pineapple or apple juice
- juice of one lemon
- 1-2 teaspoons raw honey (optional, taste first)
4. Blend and serve at once. (If necessary to prepare ahead of time, omit the lemon juice until serving time.) Serve in chilled mugs with a dollop of yogurt on top for a hearty, hot weather interlude. Serves 4.