Can your Mind Heal your Body


Our mental state, thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes, can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are! Numerous clinical studies have been conducted that point to the fact that people who have a positive outlook on life, are optimistic, with healthy personal and social relationships, and have minimal stress are less likely to become sick or diseased.

Mental states can be fully conscious or unconscious. We can have emotional reactions to situations without being aware of why we are reacting. Each mental state has a physiology associated with it, a positive or negative effect felt in the physical body. On the other hand, what we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise or even our posture) can directly impact our mental state. The mind and body are essentially inseparable: The brain and peripheral nervous system, the endocrine and immune systems, and indeed, all the organs of our body and all the emotional responses we have, share a common chemical language and are constantly communicating with one another.

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Very generally speaking, health comes from “natural” [holistic]living, which means healthy expression of feelings, wholesome nutrition and clean, harmonious and loving inner and outer surroundings, in short, living as close to untampered-with nature as possible – while carefully avoiding natural and man-made toxins. Health, even when compromised by cancer, can be restored and healing can be achieved, as evidenced by many cancer victors. As one works at re-establishing these conditions to the best of one’s ability, cleans, heals, harmonises and balances one’s body, emotions, mind, spirit and environment and applies those remedies that honour the first injunction to all working in the healing field.

”If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” DENIS WAITLEY, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

Why is cancer on the rise?

There are many suspected root causes: for example, there is strong evidence that the depletion of our soils due to intensive farming beginning with the industrial revolution has led to widespread mineral and trace element deficiencies leading to (or promoting) in their turn numerous ailments including cancer.

Another cause is likely to be found in the dangerous harsh chemicals present in our polluted food, air and water supply, ranging from pesticides to artificial hormones (present in meat and dairy from non-organic husbandry), as well as in the ubiquitous electro-magnetic fields from appliances, cell phones, computers, TVs, microwaves etc. All of these are assaultive, unnatural substances and influences our bodies have to contend with on a daily basis without, and this may be a crucial point, having had the evolutionary time to adapt to them.

In tandem with this onslaught of toxins works the widespread intake of devitalised, demineralised, industrially produced food low in nutrition and high in calories, far removed from what more naturally-living and much healthier peoples consume, another major suspect in the genesis of cancer. Many seem to compound the problem by the intake of medicinal drugs and noxious substances, themselves all too often the contributing cause of disease and worse, even death.

There is also reason for the contention that all disease has a psychosomatic causative agent if not root cause, in other words stress and inner wounding in all of their multiple forms. A similar idea has been expressed by those such as Traditional Chinese Medicine who claim that all or most disease is due to or based upon a blockage of “energy”, leading to a corresponding weakness in the organ and/or system affected by such undersupply of “vital energy”. Healing Cancer Naturally is indeed a proponent of the “energetic” viewpoint of disease and healing.

What may be the solution to cancer?

Many authoritative sources believe that disease can only develop and thrive in a body which is lacking in nutrients and/or energy (which may be depleted due to stress, nutritional/mineral and other deficiencies as well as due to other factors) as well as laden with various toxins. According to this thinking, by remedying deficiencies, cleansing the body and re-establishing a healthy energy flow, disease can and will be reversed. As one naturopathic physician writes, medicine tends to perceive cancer as a specific localised condition, which a specific drug (or herb) will counteract. According to him and others, “it is far more appropriate to approach this condition as a manifestation of systemic disease, and use such systemic treatments as are appropriate in aiding the body to regain control… What is required, is an approach to transformation – change in body, mind and spirit – which is possibly the only effective context in which to treat cancer.”

Mind Power and Mental Influences are Important for Successfully Manifesting One’s Goals, including Healing From Cancer

Yes, even so-called terminal cancer has been healed solely through the power of the mind. A placebo is a medicine or other kind of treatment that seems therapeutic, but is actually inert, or empty. It is pharmacologically inactive. It works only if you believe it will. Even though placebos lack chemical value and are often just a sugar pill, they have a very real effect in 30% to 40% of patients which include cancer patients. The fact that people respond to placebos is one of the clearest examples in medicine that the mind has a major effect on the body.

”The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ”BUDDHA, PHILOSOPHER

Positive vibes only

The truth is that scientists are beginning to understand how the brain communicates with the body right down to the cellular level.

The common idea that DNA determines so much of who we are, not only our eye or hair colour, for example, but also our addictions, disorders, or susceptibility to cancer is a misconception. You find yourself to be more or less a victim of your heredity. The problem with that belief system is that it extends to another level. You become irresponsible. [You say,] ‘I can’t do anything about it, so why try?’ This concept “says you are less powerful than your genes.” A person’s perception, not genetic programming, is what spurs all action in the body: It’s actually our beliefs that select our genes, that select our behaviour. The human body is comprised of 50 to 65 trillion cells. Cell functions independent of DNA and its perceptions of environmental stimuli affect DNA. This also applies the same principles to the human body as a whole, showing the power our perceptions, our beliefs, have over DNA.



Around 90 years ago, Dr. Max Gerson developed one of the most effective natural treatments to cure cancer called ‘’Gerson Therapy’’. He helped hundreds of patients activate naturally their body’s magnificent ability to heal itself. The therapy included – Organic, plant – based foods, raw juices, coffee enemas, beef liver and natural supplements. The Gerson Therapy not only helps in treating cancer but other diseases as well such as arthritis, allergies, heart diseases and many more, by naturally boosting the body’s immune system. With the combination of food, juices and natural supplements the immune system kills tumor tissue and helps flush out toxins.


The Budwig Diet Protocol is a specific diet, which was developed by Dr. Johanna Budwig in 1952. She discovered that processed fats and hydrogenated oils were destroying our cell membranes which caused toxins and diseases. This protocol was believed to have 90% success rate. Dr. Johanna discovered that by replacing processed fats and oils with saturated/ unsaturated fatty acids, the cells rejuvenate and rebuild themselves. She found that consuming a mixture of cottage cheese – which is high in protein, flax seeds – which contains unsaturated fatty acids, and flaxseed oil has great results, since the body is able to absorb the rich nutrients easier.


Frankincense has been used for the last 5,000 years and has been effective in treating many diseases, infections and even brain tumors. This ancient medicine, is believed to have cancer – fighting properties and research shows frankincense’s cancer – fighting abilities. According to researchers out of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, the potential cancer-killing effects of frankincense are due in part to its ability to influence your genes to promote healing. Baylor cancer scientists emphasise that this potency makes Boswellia Serrata or frankincense effective for preventing and treating cancer.


Dozens of studies have found that vitamin D and sunshine has helped protect against prostate, skin, colon, and lung cancer.

The Best Way to Get Vitamin D

To best prevent breast cancer, research suggests you should supplement so that your vitamin D3 levels are at least 40-60 ng/ml and up to 80 ng/ml. Here is how you can get the best results:

• Expose 40% of your body to the sun between 10 am and 2 pm.

• Consume oral supplements of vitamin D3 daily, containing 5,000 – 10,000 IU. Since they are fat soluble, make sure you take them with healthy fatty foods containing coconut oil or probiotic rich drinks.


Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India and China. It is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and helps treats several conditions such as toothache, jaundice, urinary tract infection, colic , menstrual discomfort and many more. A number of studies on cancer cells suggest that curcumin does have anticancer effects. It is believed to be able to fight cancer cells and prevent more from growing.

It is considered to be most effective against breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells. It has also been studied that the combined treatment of curcumin with chemotherapy has resulted in more elimination of bowel cancer cells than chemotherapy alone.


Many individuals are using meditation and alternative therapies such as Vipassana Meditation, Reiki, Theta Healing to treat cancer. There is a connection between the mind, body and soul. Mind – body therapy is shown to restore the balance between mind, body and soul and creates healing – spiritually, mentally and emotionally. These non-invasive treatments have been used for years and have proven to be effective. Chinese Healing and Qigong proves to dissolve cancer tumors as well.

In addition many research studies that have been conducted on the healing benefits of prayer, maintaining mental peace and a positive outlook are absolutely critical to cancer prevention and treatment. Whatever your preference, make sure you focus on living a stress-free life filled with gratitude and joy.


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