Elaine Ferguson, MD, author of Super Healing, is hosting a free online, live cast event this Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. from 7PM – 8:30 PM, Central Time. The first time I saw Doctor Elaine was on her PBS special a few weeks ago. I wrote about her in an earlier post and you can read more about that here.
Doctor Elaine will share more health secrets during this workshop that weren’t included in her PBS event. And she will answer your questions live!
I’m always interested in learning more about holistic, healthy living, so I signed up. If you want to make 2016 the year you become a stronger, healthier you, then click this link and registernow for More SuperHealing Secrets.
Every time I get a cold, it starts out as a “thought.” My mind seems to know before physical symptoms begin, which is good because I have time to prepare, that is IF I pay attention.
Before cancer, I continued doing my normal routine when I was sick (running around like a mad woman and not taking care of myself). I took over the counter medications to mask any body aches and stop my nose from running. I’m sure at least some of you can relate. Our society doesn’t believe in slowing down for anything, including taking care of ourselves. We are told to “pop a pill” and go back to work.
I’ve been lucky over the years. I rarely get colds or flu, so I must be doing something right. Right? Who knows. There are so many theories as to why we get the flu or colds. Maybe I was just lucky.
Yesterday, the you’re getting a cold, thought popped into my head. It’s been at least three years since I had one. When I was going through cancer treatment, catching a cold could end up in disaster but since I am cancer-free, I didn’t freak-out. My symptoms are mild compared to what it could be; runny nose, some sneezing, my legs ache and I feel warm.
I decided to see what information was floating around the Internet and I found lot’s. Many from websites which claimed to have all the answers. If you ask me, no one has all the answers about anything. It’s all opinions.
In my opinion, colds and flu are caused by a weakened immune system. It can be from hanging onto emotional crap, eating processed foods, not enough exercise, not enough sleep or a combination of any of them.
I allowed myself to get sucked into another person’s drama a couple of weeks ago and have been thinking obsessing about it a few minutes a day, and I’ve been eating too much, but not junk food; I mean too much healthy food. Yes, there is such a thing as eating too much healthy food. I don’t mean quality; I mean quantity. If your stomach hurts and you feel stuffed several hours after you ate, then you ate too much.
So, I decided to take time out today and drink fluids. I made some carrot juice with ginger and splash of orange juice. My to-do list will have to wait. (I cleaned my home yesterday in preparation of tonight’s full moon). Today I plan to meditate, sleep, do some restorative yoga and just “be.”
Before I forget, I did find a website that I resonated with, when it comes to the care and feeding of the common cold. Click here to read their opinion and see what you think.
Before I write anything else, I want to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe it? It’s 2016! I’m especially excited AND grateful because last November marked my last doctor appointment having to do with cancer surveillance.
Over the holidays I took time off to hang out with my family and read some books I’ve been wanting to read. I did a lot of meditating (even took a 40 day meditation course with Davidji); continued my yoga practice and watched some old movies.
The other night a medical doctor, Elaine Ferguson M.D. gave a talk on PBS called, “Super Healing Secrets.” I looked for her lecture online but couldn’t find it. You might have luck checking your local TV listing, but in the mean time, I found an interview she gave on You Tube. The first few seconds introducing the radio show might sound a bit weird, but stay with it. Dr. Ferguson is worth it. She talks about the importance of our body, mind and spirit to get well and stay that way.
One of my favorite quotes from her PBS lecture was;
Your genes and family medical history do not determine your health or destiny. The reason families have similar health issues is because they have similar lifestyles and food habits.
Every single one of us has filled out those family health questionnaires. When I got cancer, I knew intuitively it wasn’t my genes but something else that made me sick, however at the time, I didn’t know what. Since then I’ve learned a great deal how my lifestyle; too much stress, not enough sleep and eating “fake” food contributed to my body crashing. It was inevitable.
Now I take care of myself. I put my needs first and my body rewards me with great health. I do have a couple complications from treatment but it’s nothing I can’t handle. Overall, I’m healthier than ever.
Since it’s a new year, many of you want to get healthy, lose weight, etc. I want to tell you, diets do not work! You must change your habits for life, otherwise all the weight you lose will come back, plus some extra pounds. Also, many of those diet plans come with expensive foods to buy; food that is processed. It’s healthier and cheaper to prepare your own meals. It doesn’t take that long and you are worth the effort. Living a healthy life means loving yourself enough to stick with it. It’s not as hard as you think.
Be thankful you live right now. We have access to much more information than we did ten or fifteen years ago. If it weren’t for the Internet, I wouldn’t have found other cancer survivors or information about treatment alternatives. I’m grateful to every single person for taking the time to share valuable information that saves lives. I’m sure that’s why I’m alive today and cancer free. My doctors were great but they didn’t suggest changing anything about my life, except to show up for my appointments. They didn’t tell me to be an active participant in my treatment. I found all that information online; it’s why I decided to start this blog. I wanted to be part of the voices of success and give others hope.
Medical science has it’s place but it doesn’t have all the answers. Western medicine is slow when it comes to “new ideas.” It wasn’t that long ago when doctors thought bloodletting was a miracle cure. If a doctor did that today, he’d probably lose his license to practice medicine. Science is constantly evolving and we are learning that emotions play a part in our health. Did you know negative emotions can be as toxic as chemicals? I’m talking about; fear, anger, sadness, lack of forgiveness and negativity. We all experience them occasionally because we’re human but if we hold onto them for long periods, we will get sick.
So, if you are new to the “I want to get healthy” club or have been a member for years, you’ll find valuable information from Dr. Ferguson’s interview. Please take the time to watch and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.