I read a book by someone who did her PhD on examining cases of radical remissions in cancer. Kelly Turner’s research included a year-long trip around the world interviewing 50 holistic healers and 20 Radical Remission cancer survivors about their healing techniques. She also analyzed over 1,000 cases of radical (“spontaneous”) remissions.
I like this book partly because it’s based on research. But I also like it because what she found boiled down to 9 basic recommendations for anyone who wants to take their health up a notch. These 9 suggestions are mostly common sense – yet seeing them together in one place can act as a bit of a checklist for any of us to review and spark new ideas for our own radical care!
Here are the 9 themes that came up time and again in Turner’s research:
- Eat lots of fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, beans – not sugar, refined carbs, fat and salt.
- Take control of your health – don’t accept what any one person says; it’s your body.
- Follow your intuition – quiet your mind to hear that still, small voice more often.
- Use supplements and herbs – to help support the other aspects of health you are strengthening.
- Release suppressed emotions – allow all emotions to move through you.
- Increase positive emotions – increase your gratitude and appreciations; it’s good for you!
- Embrace social support – receiving and feeling the love from others helps us heal.
- Deepen a connection to the spiritual – especially that sense of being connected to a divine, unconditional love; connect to that sense as a nourishing daily practice.
- Have strong reasons for living – love life and make it a priority to do some aspect of what lights you up.
If you are interested in purchasing the book for yourself (or as a gift for someone else) – you can find it here.
“You just need to keep changing until you come across the change that your body-mind-spirit was asking you to make.”
… An alternative healer from Kelly Turner’s research