Many cancer patients undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment and then resume their normal lives exactly as they left off. That means following the same diet, whether semi-healthy or otherwise, doing the same amount of exercise and maintaining the same stress levels – essentially, leaving the body with the same conditions in which cancer originally thrived.

Some people people with cancer keep eating and drinking sweets, coffee, alcohol, cheese and processed carbohydrates saying that they consume these foods in moderation alongside a daily intake of vitamins.

However, sugar and other acid-forming foods and beverages, high stress levels and a sedentary lifestyle if unchecked may not only spark cancer to grow, but perpetuate an already burning ember as I have discussed in previous posts in this series.

Big Shifts Necessary for Big Results

A cancer diagnosis can leave someone feeling paralyzed, confused, scared and sometimes angry. However, this is an opportunity to stop, reflect and make necessary changes — often significant, life-enhancing changes that one may never have even considered before his or her diagnosis.

In all cases, drastic changes need to be made nutritionally, emotionally and/or spiritually so that the cancer cannot return — major lifestyle shifts.

Zapping the Gap

zap_the_gap_web‘Zapping the Gap’ is a phrase I use to explain why big shifts are necessary to win over any serious chronic disease including cancer. A pattern I have observed over 30 years is that when people make a big effort to change their health picture, progress begins to happen in a positive way.

The interesting thing is that some people have become well even without changing their lifestyle (but this is not recommended). For example, some only use chemotherapy to overcome their illness. I even remember one person getting well by letting everything go, quitting their job, getting on a plane and having the best time of their life for a year!

The ‘gap’ is a metaphorical space between where you are now — perhaps sick and depressed — and where you want to be: healthy and happy. You want to lessen that space quickly.

When you ‘zap’ the ‘gap’ you are doing many things on all levels to become well and the more you do, the more are your chances that you will overcome cancer.

Cancer Likes Consistency

Cancer cells appear to have lost the homeostatic balance that normal cells possess. But they are highly adaptable and once they achieve their goal of survival, growth and metastasis, they do everything possible to maintain this ‘equilibrium.’

However, cancer cells are vulnerable because they do not function within the normal parameters of the body’s highly efficient ‘checks and balances.’ The major weakness appears to be that any major change in the cancer cell’s external environment brought on by changes in diet, emotions, attitude or even chemotherapy and radiation has a destabilizing effect on cancer which allows the body’s own immune system to eventually overcome the disease.

That is why you will hear of people getting well on so many different and varied therapeutic modalities ranging from natural and complementary to orthodox medical treatments of chemotherapy and radiation.

‘Zapping the Gap’ happens when one makes intense necessary major changes on the physical, emotion/mental and spiritual levels in a concerted unified effort in order to shift the physiology sufficiently to create an unfavorable environment that inevitably leads to the death of the cancer cell.[/message]

If someone does choose the medical therapeutic route, I would still highly advise him or her to also change their lifestyle habits to help prevent the re-occurrence of cancer.

The lifestyle changes I recommend:

Physical Shifts

  • A high water content diet that creates long term alkalinity of the tissues (vs a tendency towards acidity)
  • Optimal pure water intake
  • Moving your body: yoga, tai chi, cardio, muscle conditioning, swimming, walking, dancing
  • Herbal medicine
  • Multi-mineral supplement
  • Organic juicing

Emotional / Mental Shifts

  • Mindful meditation / quiet reflective time
  • Effective stress management: no hurry-worry
  • Making a commitment to becoming ‘Super Well’
  • Affirmations to keep your commitment to doing whatever it takes to become well
  • Focusing and keeping your mind on high level wellness
  • Creating or finding reason a really powerful reason that keeps you on track

Spiritual Shifts

  • Develop a life-sustaining philosophy that serves you during the ups and downs of life and gives you a sense of inner peace
  • Live life simpler and sanely
  • Visualization: seeing and feeling yourself healthy in this moment

For more information on the components of ‘Seikon-Chikara: Just Shift 3 Things‘.