|Grant talking at Wellness Day in Guildford|
The author, Dr Kelly A. Turner, of the wonderful ‘Radical Remission, Surviving Cancer Against All Odds’ (i), looked at over a thousand cases of radical remission, people who have defied a serious or terminal cancer diagnosis with a complete reversal of the disease. She pulled out common factors amongst those who had healed their cancer and found that nine of these emerged more often; one of these was having strong reasons to live.
In her research Kelly found that this desire to live ‘had to come from the deepest core of his or her being, and it has to be unquestioning.’ This is again about that mind-body connection, the mind leading the body. We know the power of this, a thought or emotion can lead to powerful hormones being released that can have beneficial or detrimental effects on our immune system. Kelly notes that to get excited about living we often need to get in touch with our deepest desires or callings, putting creativity back in our lives.
This blog also appears on the website of the Holistic Centre in Surrey.
(i) Kelly A. Turner, of the bestseller ‘Radical Remission, Surviving Cancer Against All Odds’ (2014): https://radicalremission.com/about/the-book/
The 9 key factors identified were:
Changing your diet
Taking herbs and supplements
Taking control over your treatment
Having a social support structure
Releasing suppressed emotions
Following your intuition
Increasing positive emotions
Deepening your spiritual connection
Having Strong reasons for living
(ii) Survival hazards analysis in first recurrent breast cancer patients: seven-year follow-up:
(iii) Impact of stress on cancer metastasis: