The Number One Lesson Cancer Taught Me


The number one lesson cancer taught me is “self-love.” I thought I loved myself all these years but looking back at all the abuse I put my physical body through, it didn’t seem like I did. I did not smoke cigarettes or take drugs or drink alcohol, but I didn’t make the best choices when it came to taking care of “me” either. Even when I was tired, I kept going, sometimes drinking coffee to keep myself awake to get the things done, that I thought I was supposed to do. I said “yes” to people when I really wanted to say “no.” I overbooked myself. I took too much “shit” from people instead of standing my ground. I was a people pleaser/peacemaker. It’s good to be compassionate to others but we have to draw the line somewhere, and let’s be honest, some people are just assholes and there aren’t enough hugs to give them that will change their behavior. I ate too many processed foods and not enough fresh vegetables. I listened to doctors instead of listening to my inner voice. I compromised way too much.

The good news is I finally woke up before it was too late and learned that lesson — to love myself enough to put my needs first. I now rest when I need to. I eat healthy organic foods. I say “no.” I stay away from drama. I focus on everything that is good in my life.

My health is better. I am happier. And the world didn’t end because I stopped trying to “fix” everything and everyone. I can be supportive without getting myself sucked in to whatever is going on with someone else.

How about you? Is there a lesson you learned after getting your cancer diagnosis?

Be well,


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Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Nicholas Gonzales on Cancer Treatment

Doctor Nicholas Gonzalez completed postgraduate premedical work at Columbia University and received his medical degree from Cornell University in 1983. Dr. Gonzalez believes that cancer is caused by poor diet, a problem compounded when one does not eat a diet that corresponds with one’s metabolic type; environmental pollution and daily stress contribute to health problems. He now uses individualized nutrition protocols for cancer treatment. He specializes in pancreatic cancer.

Doctor Joseph Mercola is an osteopathic physician, also known as a DO. DOs are licensed physicians who, similar to MDs, can prescribe medication and perform surgery in all 50 states. DOs and MDs have similar training requiring four years of study in the basic and clinical sciences, and the successful completion of licensing exams. But DOs bring something extra to the practice of medicine. Osteopathic physicians practice a “whole person” approach, treating the entire person rather than just symptoms. Focusing on preventive health care, DOs help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness, but help prevent it, too.

He is also board-certified in family medicine and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical Center for five years. He is trained in both traditional and natural medicine.

There are seven parts to Dr. Mercolas interview with Dr. Gonzalez but I felt the most important ones were 3,4 and 6 because they focused on nutrition and supplements (something I am passionate about). Dr. Gonzalez says there is no right diet for everyone to eat. We are unique individuals requiring individual types of diets. I am vegan and my body is happy with that but you might need to eat meat to be healthy. The key to good health is to eat a clean diet. No junk food. No processed foods.

Take a few minutes and listen to hear what they have to say. The great thing about these videos is that they are broken up, so you can listen to as much of the interview as you want and won’t lose your place.

Be well!

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Fight For Your Life – Dr. Bernie Siegel Tells How

The mind and body are one unit. Give your body positive messages! Be an active patient in your wellness plan.

Be well!


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