Self-Discipline

Breathing Techniques to Keep Calm and Carry On…

properXbreathing“Don’t forget to breath,” …how often have you heard that…especially when stressed or under pressure? “Take a deep breath” is one of the first things people say to calm others down and there is a very good reason for that.

Truth is, proper breathing is a valuable tool to keep our minds balanced and peaceful.

Efficient breathing is crucial for the delivery of oxygen required by the body to function properly and when you are anxious, you limit your breaths. Continue reading

Exercise is the Best Preventive Medicine

ST1Equipped with a high-powered immune system and intracellular anti-oxidant defense system, the body is truly a disease killing machine when operating at peak performance.

Unfortunately for most people it isn’t.

Rather than teaching people how to cure disease (so much money spent yearly on research) we need to be educating people on how to prevent disease. Continue reading

You and Proper Exercise are the Most Powerful Tools Against Cancer

cancer-patients-exerciseOur sedentary lifestyles have caused many people to forget how much physical strength our bodies are actually capable of. Truth is, our bodies are not meant to be dormant…they have been designed to be highly active and vigorous, not dormant.

Although you don’t have to spend a great deal of time doing your exercise program, you do have to put some focused effort into it. Weak muscles don’t get strong on their own…they continue to weaken and your risk of disease increases.

If it does not challenge you, it will not change you. Continue reading

The “Power of Choice” in Cancer Prevention

cancer reportIt is true that advance treatments for cancer are reducing suffering and saving lives. Unfortunately, despite the many advances in science, cancer will not nor can it be beaten by treatments alone.

“The World Cancer Report” published about once every 5 years involves collaboration between 250 scientists from more than 40 countries. The most recent report released earlier in 2014 reported that in twenty years there will be more than 20 million new cancer cases per year. That’s 20 million per year not all totaled! Cancer is on the rise and the greatest impact is expected to hit low and middle income countries.

Although there are a still a few cancers that are poorly understood such as brain cancer, most of the knowledge we presently have about this disease tells us that nearly all adult cancers are a result of personal choices. In other words…they are the consequence of our lifestyles. Continue reading

Motivation, The Driving Force for Success

motivationIt’s all great and wonderful that we work on which eating and exercise program will be the best one for us in order to achieve the quickest results.

However, there is one thing that must be put into action before any of these things work.

Motivation

Motivation is something we all want more of or believe we need more of. It is a mix of discipline and desire that we draw upon when needed. It is what propels us out of bed or out the door to our work-outs. Continue reading

Countering Exercise Excuses

no cancerIt’s is easy for us as humans to come up with excuses not to be active and stick to our exercise program.

These excuses appear more frequently when our motivation levels begin to wane and we lose sight of our health and fitness goals.

Despite the fact that we yearn to be strong, fit and healthy, we continue to find excuses that keep us from our exercise program.

Like the rest of us, you most likely have made a promise to yourself that you were going to start exercising tomorrow…yet tomorrow comes and goes and you are still sitting motionless on the couch. Continue reading

Mindfulness Meditation Puts You in Touch With “Now”

mindfulness-meditation_380pxWithout a doubt, stress and anxiety severely limit healing and lead to difficult outcomes for people who are already fighting chronic diseases like cancer and mindfulness mediation, also known as MBSR has proven a powerful tool to reduce anxiety, improve the quality of life and boost your immune system naturally helping you keep chronic disease at bay.

Mindfulness meditation was introduced to numerous American hospitals during the past 30 years by Jon Kabat-Zinn who teaches at the University of Massachusetts. Continue reading

Basic Blueprint for Better Health

control healthIt’s never too late to take control of your own health. We need to get back into the driver’s seat when it comes to taking control of our health and wellness. Somehow we have forgotten that we do have this control and we are the ones that determine how healthy or unhealthy we can be.

There are countless cases of people who have been diagnosed with cancer only to be found cancer free just months later and alive and clicking ten, twenty or more years down the road. Continue reading

A Healthy Immune System is Your Ticket to Avoiding Disease

don't eat cancerAlthough we tend to think of cancer as a mysterious genetic puzzle, truth is, cancer is a “lifestyle” disease we give to ourselves.

Poor lifestyle choices weaken our defenses against diseases like cancer. The food we eat, the substances we are exposed to and our level of physical activity impact the body’s production and function of hormones, inflammatory substances and immune factors that have the power to promote or prevent cancer.

In normal healthy circumstances, our bodies with their natural defenses find and destroy cancer cells. It is only when these cells grow faster than the body’s ability to destroy them and they grow out of control that deadly tumors are formed. Continue reading

Your Wealth in Health

healthy eatingHealth is not a static state or a sporadic burst here and there but an on-going journey of discovering about ourselves. The goal is to achieve a high level of personal vitality and energy and to keep improving our health while at the same time learning how to deal with the inevitable consequences of aging.

However, if you don’t change anything about your diet and lifestyle as you age, you get worse. Just think about it, for the most part, people in their forties and fifties feel worse than people in their twenties or thirties. That doesn’t say much for when we reach our sixties, seventies and beyond. Continue reading