About two years ago, pre-cancerous cells were found in my uterus. In a weird but honest way, I knew eventually I would have some sort of scare. There are so many people in my family that have had some form of cancer so I just naturally thought that it would creep its way into my life. I know that’s a terrible thought. But, when you’ve had it impact your life, it’s hard not to think the worst sometimes. All is good now but early detection starts and ends with regular check ups and a few other tips that I’ll share at the bottom of this post.
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Eat Clean & Green
We already know that vegetables are good for us. They are good for us because they are loaded with phytonutrients that help keep our immune system strong and to ward of viruses and diseases, such as cancer. Reducing things like sugar, which are known to feed cancer cells, are essential to eating clean and green. If at all possible, ensure that your main meals are loaded with at least 75% greens, with moderate protein and grains.
This was such a huge eye opener for me and part of the reason I preach the benefits of essential oils. A very large percentage of toxicity in our life comes from our homes. Our homes are meant to be a safe haven so why should they pose a risk to our health? Chemicals. Think about the harsh, toxic chemicals that we use in our homes to keep it clean. Think about the facial moisturizer that you use daily – do you know what the ingredients are? Likely, they are toxic and they really impede our endocrine and immune system.
There’s good stress and bad stress. The good stress is that jolt you get when you run fast on a treadmill or the little flutter you get before an exciting presentation. Bad stress is almost constant and that is what affects our overall health and essentially immune system. A weak immune system puts us at risk for illness and possible disease. My favorite ways to zen out are:
- yoga and meditation.
- turning off all electronics, at least, 2 hours before I go to bed.
- creating a morning and evening ritual to lean into your day and evening with ease.
- low impact walking (high intensity exercise for those with high amounts of stress is not recommended).
- essential oils.
- zero to moderate caffeine.
- supplements such as red reishi, B12, Magnesium, Ashwaganda and DoTerra’s Mito2Max.