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36 minutes | May 3, 2021
BC-078 Karen’s Story A narrative of Hope and Inspiration
Karen: I would say look for the positive in your life and as you're looking for the positive reach out and grab a hand for support because we can do this together. Automated: Hello and welcome to the Beat Cancer Answer brought to you by beatcancer.org the center for advancement in cancer education. Carl: Hello this is Carl Wagner with Beat Cancer and I have here one of our wonderful coaches Karen Holmes and I’m going to let her talk to you about her journey with cancer and how she got to come to us and become a cancer coach. With that, Karen Holmes. Karen: Hi, thank you, Carl It's wonderful to be here. Carl: Welcome. Karen: I mean that with a full heart and gratitude because being alive and being vital and full of energy is the message that I want to convey to all of the people who are experiencing cancer or who have experienced cancer as I did. It's a journey and it's a wonderful time in my life, to be able to come back and to coach other people during their cancer journey as they heal and recover from cancer. I came to being a cancer coach after I experienced inflammatory breast cancer, and that was back in 2011. I’ve been on this recovery journey for a long time, I feel very happy that I’m here and the journey that I have been on started when I found out that I had obviously breast cancer. I was told that I was going to get chemotherapy, I was going to have surgery, and I was going to have radiation. And all of that seemed rather intimidating, and I did go through all of that. But during that time period, I did a lot of research. I did a lot of reading about the other holistic practices that would be helpful, that would support me through my cancer recovery. And for me, those were the most important steps that I could take. That I could be my own cancer advocate. Although, I didn't know anything about cancer coaches at the time and so I developed some of the strategies that I’ve learned and I’ve read about in the beat cancer dot org program. And so, that all comes around when I finished my medical treatments, and I’ll say that they cured me, and that's in my story. That I became this...okay you're done with all the treatments, you're done with the radiation fine we'll see you in six months. Then it was now, what do I do? That now what do I do, came to me as dance. I knew that food and movement were the best solutions to getting my vitality back. So, I’ll say that dance brought me back to life, and that's where my recovery journey really begins because I knew that I had to change my lifestyle. I knew that I wanted to become somebody who was alive and vibrant and not just somebody who was sitting around wondering what to do next. For me, the dance enlightened my life in fact, I tell people I retired from my job and I flew to Maui and I danced. And that's true, and I came home from Maui and I didn't go back to work. I didn't go back to the career that I’d had for 32 years. Instead, I began this journey of finding out what I wanted to do next and how I could support particularly other women in their breast cancer journey and that's where my focus is. And so, I became a dance teacher facilitator. I facilitate something called Azul, which is a conscious movement dance. now you're going to ask me, what is Azul? Carl: What is Azul? Karen: Conscious dance is really awakening one's heart and awakening what's inside of you. Through the dance, I was able to embody all of the feelings that Ii was going through. It's somewhat, and I've talked to other women they agree. It's somewhat like PTSD, only for cancer patients, where you figure out that wow, I've gone through all my treatments, I'm supposed to be okay and now I realize what I’ve gone through and what I need to do to change. Concurrently, I changed my eating habits and I did a lot of internal work to figure out where my path was going to go. That path led me to cancer coaching and that's where I am today. To really believe in the support for other women. I want to be able to support other women in their recovery. I think it's really important to make that connection one-on-one. That's what really keeps us alive, that's what motivates us, inspires us to become all that we can be. That once we've gone through this cancer treatment, we have the opportunity to change our lives. I tell people breast cancer was the worst thing and the best thing that ever happened to me. It was the worst thing because I don't wish it on anybody. It's not a pleasant journey, it can be full of suffering and angst. And yet, what it gave me was gratitude for my life. It gave me the opportunity to change, reach out to people, to become somebody alive, somebody who can dance her way into freedom of all possibilities and ways of being. Before I logged on to do this interview, I danced for an hour. It gave me that insight as to where I wanted to go and what I wanted to say. That’s where I am today. Here I am as a cancer coach. I've spent the past few months clarifying my vision. When I was going through my cancer treatments, they say have a positive vision, so my positive vision at the time was running down the coast of the Pacific Ocean. I was having a new little grandson at the time and with my hair in a ponytail so my hair would be grown and so that was the vision. The vision that I have created now, is one of a three-part vision that I created in something called pillars of healing and that's become my offering to breast cancer and cancer patients, and women who are recovering from cancer. So, in the pillars of healing, I offer three opportunities and the first one is a one-on-one cancer coach. Call me up, text me, send me an email, and I will do a free discovery call with you that we can see what it is you as an individual need. I think of you as my...I have created Lily; I have a blog on my website that lily is the person that I like to talk to. And for her I say, I offer you that one-on-one individual assistance, guidance, I will listen and we can move forward together complementing whatever medical treatment you prefer to take. So, that's the one-on-one coaching. The other two other pieces...and the second pillar is really the dance, and offering dance classes and opportunities for women experiencing cancer. The kind of dance that I do, which is Azul, is very freeing. It can be done by anybody and I say anybody regardless of one's physical attributes, because it's something that you bring from inside. Azul is not something that you're going to have choreographed steps. It's I play music and I facilitate and you move your body to whatever comes up. You listen to your body and say oh I’m going to allow this particular movement or something comes up and you'll say I understand where I’m going now. So, that movement which I believe is critical to our healthy well-being, it really is. If you had to ask me what are the three things that would be movement and what we put in our bodies, food, and some kind of connection with...that I want to say spiritual or guidance through meditation or whatever you choose to take. That those are the three big things that are going to heal us. And that leads me to the third pillar. The third pillar is one where I am available to do presentations in person at some point or online for people on A how to prevent cancer or what are some of the things that you can do if you are experiencing cancer or somebody you know and love. Because I believe that all of us have known someone who has had a cancer journey. So those are the three pillars. The one-on-one consultation. the dancing opportunities through Azul and the third one is I am available to give presentations to your organization, to your group, to your meeting, it can be a short one, it can be a fairly lengthy one, and it's really geared to what the organization or your group needs and wants. On my website which is pillars of healing dot org, I give a list of five things but I’m very happy to tailor any kind of presentation using the things that I believe are truly needed and wanted and beneficial to people who experience cancer. So, that in short, is really what pillars of healing are all about. Carl: Well there's a lot to unpack there, but I want to say congratulations first of all for sharing your journey and also getting through from what I was reading a 45 chance of healing and basically going through all the big three, the surgery, the chemotherapy, and radiation and going through all the hardships that go along with that losing your hair and just a fear to finding your life purpose and sharing with others I think it's wonderful. Thank you so much for all of that. I always laughed when you talked about the Azul being something anybody could do because when I dance and I’m expressing myself you better stand back a little bit because you might get knocked over by accident. I’m not a good dancer so I was just trying to imagine that but that's wonderful. So, how long have you been a coach now? Karen: It's coming up on a year. Carl: Wow, terrific. Karen: It’s coming up on a year, I do believe that the coach in me stems from...I was in education and had a really nice career and I am very available to listen to people. So, the coaching just falls into line with what I have done for a very long time and being able to help people from where they are to what they want to become and that's in essence what a coach does. Carl: Yeah, so it's a natural progression for you and you have such a soothing voice, I have told you. I think even if people talk to you on the phone and didn't see you or could be an interactive person, I think just that calming voice and like you said I’m here to talk to and to listen. I think a lot of people are missing that, they don't get that in the traditional medical treatment. If they're going through traditional medical treatment, I think it's really great to take on a coach. Somebody who's there to listen to you and guide you, that's wonderful. Karen: I think it's really important when I'm coaching or anybody is coaching, to listen to what the person who's going through the experience wants to do like. I became my own advocate because I studied and I read a lot a
28 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
BC-077 Intro To A Coach: Arti Kumar-Jain
Hello! My name is Arti Kumar-Jain. I am a Certified Holistic Cancer Coach. My journey began when my mom was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer Stage IV in February 2018. As anyone knows in the cancer journey, endless research and constant looking for answers is sought out. The common theme of nutrition and reduction of stress were common elements found in my research. Although my mom passed in August 2019, her spirit lives in me. I am driven to be of assistance to those diagnosed with cancer, friends, family members, and community is part of my in becoming a Cancer Coach. Being of East Asian origin, holistic healing through mind, body, and spirit alliance is crucial and therefore this program at BeatCancer.org is the perfect fit. My focus and passion on health, wellness, and nutrition and living abundantly have come through the formation of the non-profit, Diya Holistic Life Care. I also provide Coaching services and tutoring for children and families through Love & Light 4 Kidz LLC. I am here with you on this journey and know that I am a holding space for you! TRANSCRIPT Artie: You do have some time to think, yes, the tumors are growing...I'm talking about active diagnosis. You do have time to think but oftentimes what ends up happening is, anxiety for everybody kicks in and so having somebody on your side like a coach or someone that can help you to realize you do have choices. And choices embody transformation, right? If we get pigeonholed in something, then our power is taken away. I just want to remind people we do have lots of choices. We just have to be presented with them on the plate. Automated: Hello and welcome to the Beat Cancer Answer, brought to you by beatcancer.org the center for advancement in cancer education. Carl: This is Carl Wagner. I'm here with beatcancer.org, the center for advancement in cancer education and we have one of our great coaches, Artie Kumar Jing. Is that correct? Good, I got it thank you. Instead of introducing Artie, I'm going to let her tell you who she is and what all the initials are behind your name. You have a lot of them. Artie: There are a lot of them but that doesn't mean much until you can make something of it. Yes, my name’s Artie: and the first role that I can tell you is that I am a mom of two girls that are currently four and six and I got into coaching...it's been about a year's worth of a journey getting into coaching, especially holistic cancer care. I have had my certification now for about four months and I have been...I started my journey actually when it comes to education, a long time ago, about 20 years ago. I started working in preschools then I switched into working in elementary schools, got an undergrad in psychology, and did a minor in conflict resolution. And along my journey, I always said that I especially would leave the classroom if I was paying attention to other needs for the kids besides the pedagogy of teaching. Then I went into clinical counseling, Mental Health counseling worked in private practices, in hospital settings, in different clinical settings. And then along the trip...I call it a trip because I really feel like the journey is a trip. I got married and when my family moved back to Virginia, we had kind of moved all over and worked also in another clinical facility. But then I decided I wanted to stay home with my girls. And my mom who lived in Northern Virginia moved closer to us and she was actually diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage four, back in February of 2018. So, like anyone, when that takes place in your home or whatever. You go through research, you talk to everybody and anybody, you are continually trying to figure out how to beat this thing. So, regardless of beating or not beating, you do make catastrophic changes really quickly. My mom made a lot of them, I also side by side made some changes. looked a lot into nutrition, into holistic health and of course, being of Indian origin, my mom was already into some of that stuff. I have always looked into it, but it became very apparent in the research that the holistic approach of mind, body, spirit needs to be in place. Carl: So, that's what brought you to beat cancer then? Or did you look at other things first? Artie: Oh no, sorry. She did pass but long story short in her passing, she had written some life stages down in one of her books, and I looked at it and I was like I realized I was supposed to do more with just her journey but to help others. And that's when I looked up to beat cancer...it just came to me; the coaching module was going to be implemented because I love coaching. I love therapy too, but coaching is more about helping that person really meeting their goals and their objectives to help them with that forward momentum. And so, the beat cancer came up and it was right when I read that descriptor. I didn't even look anywhere else, I just knew that holistic piece of mind, body, spirit, knowing the story behind the founding of it, knowing that there was a personal element touched for her journey, for Dr. Silverstein’s journey. And then knowing everyone who's on and a part of that whole entity it didn't take me long. I literally signed up the day that I saw the website, there was no question that it was the right fit. Carl: Now I see that you also have your own non-profit is that correct? Artie: Yes. Carl: Okay, and go ahead tell us a little bit about that. Artie: Sure, the non-profit actually is coaching through the lifespan. We're looking at health coaching and career coaching. But cancer coaching is a module where I feel of course that it's important to help people in disease prevention and also preventative care. But also, for those who are in this cycle and we also support end-of-life care through coordination with hospice and through palliative care in different organizations. The goal is to make it on a sliding scale and affordable to folks, so currently, we are working on getting some grants it's in its infancy stage so a lot of it's just starting to build. Carl: Wait a minute is this the kid’s nonprofit? Artie: No, this is the...the kids are a business. Carl: Okay, I thought that was an NPO, but that's your website and that's your Instagram? Artie: Yes, the website is under development but the Instagram and the Facebook page are all live. Carl: Okay, and do you want to tell us a little bit about that too? Artie: Sure, lovingly for kids is a module where we provide webinars and seminars for organizations as well as for parents and families. Those who are in therapy and may need a module of coaching, we provide those services. We also provide tutoring. I'm currently...right now we're actually looking at a lot of virtual workshops and after school programs in conjunction with other organizations. That website is actually currently operating, I apologize it is the non-profit website that is under development. Carl: Right, I didn't even know about that. I thought it was just...I was just talking about the kid’s website. That's a surprise to me, that's great. I have to look at my questions here, excuse me I’m sorry we're both new at this. When you went through the course what did you find helpful that you probably didn't know? Artie: I actually thought it was really helpful that we so I have had this background of nutrition and looking into nutrition. But I thought it was really Right, I good to have the background of the root cause. For instance, I had...for my mom, we had looked into other avenues. What could have been the cause? We went to a naturopath and the possibility of maybe hormones or whatnot. But to get the actual descriptors, behind all of these different types of cancers and what we need to examine. We talk about stress on the body, but then, what particular stressors, for that particular cancer. It's almost like you could target that organ and how to really build it up to really reduce that tumor growth or whatnot. That was extremely helpful and very beneficial. Because it was the first time that I got a chance ever to examine the root cause. Carl: Yeah, two things that you mentioned, something about meeting people where they are and what you were just talking about, then trying to find the root cause. I think it's very interesting, that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and that's one thing that I think is different about our course. It's not a diet book, it's not a cookie-cutter program, or a special protocol. It's about observing people and being able to coach them through from wherever they're at. What did you think was your favorite part of the course that helped you in your coaching? Artie: I really have to tell you all the nutrition and stuff. It's so hard, Carl because of the fact that everything has been leading to this holistic mind, body, spirit, and taking care of our body. Feeding it well and then stress reduction and that kind of thing. The nutrition pieces are really helping because it just solidified more and more of the research that has already been conducted. But knowing that this institute has already far exceeded when they've been following this module for a long time. Even before, some people are now getting on the boat to examine what dairy does to the body or to examine how it does look to eat more cleanly. That was when I realized that for me, that’s how we can treat this cancer embodiment of preventative and that was really empowering. Because then, I also feel like...especially in my line of work, where it can, it is about wellness but then preventative wellness and also meeting the person if they are diagnosed. How we can assist them if they want to make some changes or whatnot. Carl: Right, I think an important thing to know if people are just seeing these coaching videos for the first time, is that we don't tell people not to go to their doctors or to follow a doctor's advice. Bu
45 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
BC-076 How 10yr Survivor, Natalie Proenca, Beat Cancer Holistically and has grown to be a Top Cancer Coach
Natalie Proenca conquered breast cancer for over 10 years. Her cancer diagnosis was in 2008 with conventional treatment. Then a few years later she had tumors in ovaries and uterus. Her oncologist confirmed that it was caused by hormonal therapy. She took this chance and used a natural approach and treated it by changing diet and exercises. She has transformed herself using mind-body-spirit and decided to leave her Software Engineer career and was trained as a Cancer Coach with BeatCancer and TrulyHeal, and certified Holistic Integrative Health Coach with IIN. She is also a certified Plant-based Nutrition Graduate at eCornell (with T. Colin Campbell). She's helped many cancer patients recover from the treatments and even help them healed from different types of cancer such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer, thyroid cancer, and brain cancer. She offers online programs; Colon & Kidney Detox and Beat Cancer Naturally. She has a strong passion to guide you to find the best protocol for you to fight cancer and get well. Connect with her on facebook.com/Natalie.Proenca or email at CoachNatalieProenca@gmail.com or 508-282-6698. Natalie: For someone who just found out that they've been diagnosed with cancer. What should they do? I think the very first thing you need to understand is that you have had cancer for years. You did not have cancer two days ago or two months ago, it has been for a long time. It could take seven to ten or twenty years. If you have lung cancer, it could be thirty years. So do not rush. I want you to step back and then just take a quiet moment and ask yourself, how did you get cancer and what you should do next. Most people, when they learn that they have cancer, get frustrated. They have fears. When you make decisions with fears, you make the wrong decision. I want you to learn, I want you to search, ask people who have been there, who have experience guide you, what you should do. So you have the right path. You don't want to try left and right and back and forth. You're going to lose time. Even though I said, you have been having cancer for a long time, but sometimes when you choose the wrong road, you're losing time and the cancer, it's true that it's growing all the time, but it's not as fast as when you know it. Think about two years, five years ago, you did not know that you have cancer. You never care about cancer. You never really think about it, but now you know that you have cancer, you start having fears, you start worry and that causes cancer to grow very fast. So the first thing you should do is to just step back and ask yourself, what is the right protocol for you? You want to do conventional, or you want to do naturally or you want to do integrative? I want you to sit down and then take a piece of paper and write down pros and cons of each approach and think about what will fit your lifestyle the most, and what's best for yourself because each approach is not the best for everyone. You have to come up with your own protocol and that's the very first step that I want to suggest to anyone that has just been diagnosed with cancer. Intro: Hello and welcome to the Beat Cancer Answer brought to you by beatcancer.org. The center for advancement in cancer education. Carl: This is Carl Wagner. I'm here with Beat Cancer. We're here with another one of our great coaches, Natalie Parenza and I'm going to just shut up and let her speak. So Natalie, please tell us a little bit about yourself, your journey and how you came to beat cancer? Natalie: My name is Natalie. My journey about cancer; I have been diagnosed since 2008, when my youngest son was just 10 months old. I had breast cancer and my son was just learning how to walk. At that time I had no knowledge. I had no information about alternative medicine or alternative approaches so I don't know what to do. I just took the conventional treatment, just like a lot of people did. So I had surgery, I had chemotherapy, radiation. Then one day I saw one of my friends, she had cancer returned. She had breast cancer before and then she had cancer returned. The second time she had brain cancer and she didn't make it and I have seen a lot of people and I started to realize that conventional treatment is not the answer. I had that experience myself. I was on Tamoxifen, I was on hormone therapy for two years, then it started showing tumor in my ovaries and uterus. So the doctor kept watching the tumor growing, by that time I already told myself that I don't want to be like others, I don't want cancer to return. What should I do? I start taking control of my health and I start searching for the answer, how can I be cancer free? So I study a lot. I started reading books, any books about cancer, I just read it and I started changing my lifestyle, changing my diet. So I told my doctor that I don't want any surgery anymore. I don't want any drugs, nothing. So I started changing, implementing a new diet. I make green smoothie every day and then start cutting meat one by one until finally I was able to switch everything. So I was on a plant based at some point. So I'm not completely vegan or vegetarian, I'm just trying to find what is best for me. So six months after that, the doctor said, what did you do? Your tumor is gone, but the doctor's still giving me Tamoxifen, I still kept taking it because she said, I'm still young. I was diagnosed when I was 36 and she said, okay, because you have an aggressive type, your cancer can come back in five years so you should be on hormone therapy. So I told my doctor that I don't want anything removed, no more surgery. So the first time the tumor was gone, she just said it was a surprise. Maybe it was something of a fault test or something. So I kept taking Tamoxifen more and more and the tumor started growing again. The second time I was able to shrink the tumor, it happened three times until my oncologist said, okay, yes, your hormone therapy is actually causing your tumor to grow. So it took three times for my oncologist to convince me that it was the hormone of therapy that caused that. I knew that, so that time I already have knowledge, I already know what to do with my body so I was not afraid of cancer anymore. So that's my turning point, that's why I want to take control of myself and I start changing. It seems like I have my new life since then. So I have been doing this for more than 10 years now. I've been cancer free for 10 years. Carl: Congratulations. Natalie: Thank you so much, that's how I started to really pay attention and really interested and I want to become a cancer coach and help other people. Carl: Yeah. Make your cancer mean something. Natalie: It does. Carl: Yes. So I hear many similar stories. In fact I might've shared this before with some other coaches, but my mother had breast cancer and she did radiation and I'm not sure if she did chemo, I was pretty young at the time. So she was a statistic of somebody who lived through breast cancer because she lasted more than five years. So they say you're a survivor, but she did die of cancer and it was cancer and that was in her intestinal area. It was actually on top of it. It was strange. So just like you said, the cancer came back and just like you said, a lot of people that the cancer comes back, they must change their lifestyle. Natalie: So that was the thing that I started questioning because when I took the conventional treatment, I did not have any knowledge. My doctor did not tell me, she just said, oh, you can eat everything, but just reduce red meat to just a couple of meals per week and I hear a lot of information from my friends, from the media and it just gets confusing. At some point at the beginning, I actually refused everything because I don't trust anyone. Then I realized why a lot of people have cancer return. So conventional treatment is not the answer. Then I start searching for the truth. Then I realized that, oh my God, I have to do something because I don't want to be like others that have cancer return again. So that's what I start searching and learning and learning and here I am, I believe that my knowledge can help others and if I can save someone's life or someone can use my information, my knowledge that I have been studying for more than 10 years, I want to help other, I want to be the person who opening that door and show them and tell them here. There are so many roads, so many paths that you can choose how to get well without using a conventional treatment or if you want to integrate it both, you have to do something. You have to protect yourself, not to really get cancer again; I have seen some people, some of my clients, that they did not prepare themselves and then when they receive chemotherapy or radiation and they just get sick and sicker, and then they cannot tolerate the medicine, they cannot tolerate the drugs and they didn't make it and that is so sad. That is why this information is not there for people to know this. Carl: Yeah. It seems that well here in America, when somebody has any type of heart issue, anything, they usually leave the doctor's office with a laundry list of things to do, eat less salt, get more exercise, lose some weight, less red meat. But when we go to the oncology office with cancer, they don't tell you anything it seems, at least in regards to how you can participate in your own healing the way that they deal with heart issues say you get to be a participant, you get to be part of the healing process. So yeah, and what you said about integrative approach. So we don't ever say to anybody don't follow your doctor's advice that would just put us out of business in a heartbeat and set us up for liability. But we absolutely do say look with what our advice is let's change the terrain of your body. Let's get you in the best position for your body to help itself heal because the medicines and the radiation do not heal the cancer, it kills the cancer. Natalie: And it's temporary. Those treatments kill the cancer but just for a very short time. Carl: Right. Right.
54 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
BC-075 Intro To A Coach: Jennifer Gale, Tools For Balancing Energy and Releasing Trapped Emotions
Jennifer Gale is a Traditional/Classical Naturopath certified through the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB) as well as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She also has certification as a Bio-Energetics practitioner working through the NES program. She gives workshops and lectures throughout the southeast Michigan area on all aspects of Natural Health - with primary focus on Nutrition, Herbs, Reflexology, Essential Oils, Organic Gardening, and Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis. Her most recent work is combining Thermal imaging into client care as a Thermo buzzer consultant. Her interest in cancer stems from the pain and feelings of helplessness she felt seeing many family, friends, colleagues, and others receive a cancer diagnosis and wanting to DO something. As she went through her Naturopathy work, she learned how to approach each person from a unique perspective. Today, Jennifer uses all of her knowledge, resources and connections to be a Beacon of natural education. Jennifer states, “I loved finding Beat Cancer as an organization because it immediately provided a community of people, resources, and credibility that took the same approach that I do with the mind/body/spirit connection, without forcing someone to do what we think is best, but instead supporting the person and their choices.” While I was doing the course work I came up with the idea of BEACON - A Half Day Retreat for Cancer Survivors, Thrivers, and their supporters. Listen to this podcast to learn about the modalities Jennifer uses in her practice that she is passionate about! 2:13 Jennifer’s health journey with asthma 4:03 How juicing helped Jennifer’s asthma and how food sensitivities can be a trigger. 5:00 Jennifer speaks about emotional root causes of her health issues. 7:15 Jennifer becomes a Naturopathic Dr. 9:55 “What I’m definitely most excited about is helping people get to the point of understanding a true mind, body, spirit connection through energy work, and my work as an NES (Nutra Energetic Systems) practitioner is probably one of the most exciting ways of doing that”. 10:34 Jennifer talks about how we are energy and how balancing the body field can affect the physical body. 11:06 Explanation of a scan and what it can do. 14:16 Jennifer talks about how emotions get stuck in different parts of our body and disrupt our energy field. 17:02 There’s usually emotions underlying a cancer diagnosis. 18:04 Structured water and cancer. 24:14 Reflexology as an assessment tool and for cancer. NIH gave millions of dollars to study reflexology for cancer, and the benefits for patient and their caregiver. 29:38 Infrared mat with Crystals and how it promotes circulation and helps energy flow freely by freeing up emotional or toxic blockages. 31:04 How points on the feet connect to the body. 36:16 Fasting for cancer. ProLon makes products that mimic fasting. 38:29 Jennifer finds Beat Cancer, Certified Holistic Cancer Coaching Course, Susan Silberstein, and Healing Strong. 45:29 www.urbannaturopath.com is a lifestyle brand that encourages everyone to take ancient ways of living and understanding, but makes it relevant to today. Jennifer has a year-long concierge service. She is very excited about her Beacon event 6/20. It is a beacon of light and hope for anyone touched by cancer to see what the natural health world has to offer. www.UrbanNaturopath.com or 586-461-1416. Jennifer@urbanNaturopath.com https://www.facebook.com/TheUrbanNaturopath/ www.urbannaturopath.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/urbannaturopath/
26 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
BC-074 Intro To A Coach: Kelly Collins on Living Your Most Vibrant Life with Cancer
Kelly Collins is a holistic cancer coach with Beat Cancer, and she is the founder of My Vibe Life. She has a BA in Economics and Political Science from The University of Arizona, and an MBA in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Through her 25 years in corporate America, Kelly found herself an exhausted road warrior with numerous health challenges. After growing frustrated with the medical community telling her she was fine when she knew she wasn’t, she decided to try naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Through these things, and after eliminating all inflammatory items from her diet, Kelly not only got her health back, she was vibrant once again. She furthered her education through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and helped her father on his journey with Non-Hodgkin’s CNS lymphoma. Today she is empowering cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to take control of their healing path by educating them about wellness and recovery through lifestyle change that is centered on specific nutrition, supplementation, and certain alternative therapies and modalities. Kelly also believes on focusing on people as a whole – body, mind, and spirit. Listen to this podcast to learn about how you can live a vibrant life with a cancer diagnosis. 2:51 Kelly tells her story and how she went to a Naturopathic doctor and found out she had low vitamin D, low vitamin B 12, mercury toxicity, hypothyroidism, severe adrenal fatigue, and GI distress. 4:37 Kelly talks about removing wheat, soy, dairy, sugar, alcohol and coffee from her diet to decrease inflammation and increase brain function. 5:32 A few months prior to her dad being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s CNS lymphoma, Kelly enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. 6:01 Kelly learned about alkalinity and how important it was to cancer patients who are acidic. 7:30 Her father got relief for neuropathy from acupuncture. 8:13 Kelly talks about her father’s heart issues stemming from chemotherapy and the return of his brain cancer. 10:02 Kelly talks about the importance of taking care of yourself when you are a caregiver. 10:56 Kelly is enthusiastic about the Bemer and how it improves oxygenation. 12:48 Kelly got certified as a holistic cancer coach and launched her website, My Vibe Life in honor of her dad in November 2019. 13:52 She agrees with Susan Silberstein that we don’t need more research, we need more education. 14:58 Kelly talks about the importance of people with cancer having a choice and trusting their intuition. 16:51 Kelly states, “It’s never one thing that gets us sick so it’s not one thing that gets us well”. Kelly Collins Delray Beach, Fl 310-721-7515 firstname.lastname@example.org www.myvibelife.com Complementary gift- Kelly is offering a complementary 60 minute consultation and two complementary Bemer sessions for locals to Delray Beach Florida.
54 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
BC-073 Jim and Kelly Webb Talk About Healing on a Spiritual Level and the Practice of Qigong
Cancer coach, Healing Strong group leader, martial arts teacher and cancer thriver Jim Webb was diagnosed with intermediate stage prostate cancer in May of 2018. He was already on a path of research and education when he was diagnosed, and knew that he didn’t want to go the conventional route of treatment. Since diagnosis his passion has been leaning about and teaching holistic methods and lifestyle changes to boost the body’s ability to heal. He has been in martial arts for 17 years, is a level 3 reiki practitioner and particularly enjoys helping men on their healing journey with cancer. He works with his wife Kelly. She is a holistic health coach, reiki master, medical Qigong practitioner, and together they own Full Circle Martial and Healing Arts. Listen to this podcast to learn about the life saving changes Jim has made on his cancer journey, and how important it is to embrace love, forgiveness, openness, spirituality, and energy healing practices such as Qigong, reiki, and meditation. 3:05 Learn about the benefits of sharing that Jim experienced as he explains how he immediately started a Facebook group called Thrive Don’t Just Survive after he was diagnosed. 4:58 Jim explains the changes he made in the areas of exercise, diet, supplements, reiki, and energy medicine. He learned by listening to The Truth About Cancer that 50% of all healing is emotional and spiritual. 6:50 Susan’s course (Beat Cancer’s Certified Holistic Cancer Coaching Course) talks about the traits that are associated with certain cancers, and the traumas we have experienced that affect our bodies on a cellular level that need to be released. 8:00 Learn what Healing Strong is about and how important support, love, and a having a higher power are to the healing process. Jim also talks about spirituality and energy medicine and how men especially need to open up and do the emotional work for healing to take place. 15:15 Forgiveness for ourselves and others is explored, and how it frees up energy for repair when we have a cancer diagnosis. 18:00 Learn about Jim’s morning routine of meditation, self-reiki, and self-love. Kelly Webb also talks about medical Qigong and how it can support the body to help with cancer. She tells us about her Facebook group people can join called Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Lifestyle. We also talk about essential oils to use to help the senses so the body can reach the parasympathetic state of repair. 30:36 Learn how you can make an investment in your health by understanding that the skin is largest organ in the body and how important it is to use high quality products on your body as well as high quality food, water, and supplements. 32:00 Learn about the value of organic food, farmers markets, and the Environmental Working Group’s work on rating clean and dirty foods. Learn about the safety issues of EMFs and 5G. Juice Plus and the Tower Garden to grow your own food, sprouts and herbs is discussed. 38:00 Learn ways to get out of your head when you have cancer and into the flow of joy. 42:30 Beatcancer.org and Healingstrong.org benefits and the importance of prevention are discussed. 49:43 Jim and Kelly talk about their Martial arts school, Full Circle Martial and Healing Arts, where they have local classes. They are certified in adaptive martial arts and para Taekwondo. Many of their clients are 50+ years old and/or have health or body related issues. Jim Webb (and Kelly Webb) 530-417-4415 or 4416 Cameron Park, Ca email@example.com Website: https://www.fullcirclefightnheal.com/
29 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
BC-072 Intro To a Coach: Eli Hans on Connecting To Your Intuition and Your Future Healthy Self During Treatment
Cancer thriver, Eli Hans was diagnosed in 2014 with a rare and aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. With only a 10% survival rate, Eli reconnected deeply with this intuition and discovered life-saving, holistic and integrative strategies that helped him not only to survive, but to thrive. Today he is a certified holistic cancer coach with Beat Cancer, life coach and a multi-passionate entrepreneur, motivational speaker and workshop leader. Learn more about Eli. Listen to this podcast to learn how healing is absolutely possible and how it must occur at the core level to address physical, emotional, spiritual, nutritional and other life imbalances. Eli will also explain how cancer is a multi-factorial result of factors that we can counteract to get back on the road to wellness. 1:50 Learn about how Eli did his research and came to a place of peace with his treatment decision, reframing chemotherapy as love juice. 4:53 Eli speaks about his experience with his holistic oncologist and the balance he struck with his conventional oncologist. 5:56 Eli talks about how cancer is a multifactorial result of imbalance and what changes he needed to make on his healing journey. 7:15 When Eli hit his 5 year mark after diagnoses he decided he really wanted to help others on their cancer journey. 8:45 The cancer journey can feel endless, but it’s temporary. A cancer coach can help so much in navigating the process for the person diagnosed with cancer, and also their caregivers. 15:11 The cancer retreat in San Miguel that Eli and Joseph offer teaches the anti-cancer lifestyle and the mindset of being a cancer thriver. Eli talks about the different modalities and services offered. 19:26 Fear vs Peace is discussed as it relates to cancer, and the importance of connecting to your intuition when making decisions. 22:32 We can heal our life and attain harmony. Eli had the belief that somehow he would thrive after this experience, and that the pain was temporary. His legacy is to help others.
36 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
BC-071 Intro To a Coach: Annette Tello Helps Women With Cancer To Reduce Stress and Gain A Sense of Control Through Creative Expression
Annette Tello has 25 years of experience in rehabilitation counseling and specializes in life transitions coaching. In the last five years, she has concentrated her efforts on working with women with cancer. She has developed her Creative Rx Coaching program and written an award winning book called Creative Prescriptions for Women with Cancer-Tools for Tapping into Your Stress-free, Creative, Happy Healing Space. Art making was an instrumental tool in her own healing from cervical carcinoma in her 30s, and was also key in dealing with stress and anxiety as a child in an abusive household. Annette wrote Creative Prescriptions for women to explore the process of creating in a way where they could tap into the healing benefits of self-reflection and self-discovery. Creativity is a prescription to reduce stress, raise spirits, and gain a sense of control over one’s own health. Listen to this podcast to learn about the benefits of creative expression for the healing process and how it can help to release emotions so a new authentic self can emerge. Learn about Annette’s experience with creativity and how her book and her programs can help anyone on their cancer journey. 3:11 For the first time I experienced being mindful and completely centered and grounded. I experienced blissful moments in the creative zone. The finished products gave me things like recognition and positive praise. Art making saved my life. 5:20 In Dr Bernie Siegel’s book, Love, Medicine and Miracles he tells his patients to find something that puts them in the creative zone, because that’s the most healing state the body can be in. That can be gardening, music etc. 6:58 Creating art for product is very different than creating art for process. I wanted art to be a tool for me, not to make a living. So I got a degree in Psychology with a major in art. And then I got a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. 8:23 My whole life had been working with people recovering from accident or illness who need to reinvent themselves. 8:39 In the last six years, I got a job with Jewish family services working with women with breast cancer. During this time I got the idea for my book. I saw women were lost and didn’t have the tools they needed for their life. 10:19 There are 6 prescriptions in the book with activities. 13:34 When you have cancer you have to heal body, mind and spirit because you are an intuitive, creative, spiritual, intellectual and emotional being and all those parts of you need to be part of the healing process. 16:57 The book is user friendly. The supplies are not a lot of money, and you don’t need to be artistic. It’s about the process of creating for healing benefits. You are in the flow, relaxing, and having fun like when we were children. 19:23 You can do the activities and get what you need in the moment, but you can go deeper and journal. This books helps people to be able to move on with their lives after treatment because they’ve dealt with their emotions. 25:55 I have found that the women that I work with and have cancer that have a strong faith, not necessarily religion, do better with treatment. A spiritual practice is a powerful tool to lean on. You can start with positive affirmations. Annette Tello M.S. San Diego, Ca 619-485-1343 firstname.lastname@example.org www.Annettetello.com Author: Creative Prescriptions for Women With Cancer-Amazon Upcoming: Online creative live program 2/2020 with coaching
40 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
BC-070 What To Say And What Not To Say to Cancer Patients
Do you know someone that was recently diagnosed with cancer and you don’t know what to say? In this podcast, Jeanette Carbajal talks with Debra Nicholson, the Director of Community Outreach for Beatcancer.org to help you determine what not to say to cancer patients. The last thing you want to do is create guilt and shame to a patient and unwittingly impede their healing process. Jeanette teaches us how to come from a place of love and pure honesty at all times with any questions or suggestions we may give to a cancer patient. She covers topics like things you can say when you first find out, what not to say, suggesting treatment options, and what sympathetic vs. parasympathetic nervous system responses are. She suggests three questions you can ask to determine the values of your loved ones. If you are struggling to know what to say to a person in your life that was recently diagnosed, then this podcast is for you! 1:00 What you can say to any cancer patient 3:00 What is future tripping and how to avoid it 4:00 What to say instead of “Let me know if you need anything” 5:30 Knowing the “Rules of the House” 6:35 The 2nd most disempowering questions you can ask. 8:15 Helping the caregiver 9:00 How to choose treatments that align with values 10:00 Avoiding the comparison game 12:00 Loving unconditionally 14:00 Avoiding Facebook Ads & “The Gifting Suite” 16:00 Allowing grief to happen 18:00 Three things not to say to a cancer patient 20:00 Don’t be a mind reader 21:30 Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic nervous system responses and what they are 22:00 Learning to accept the diagnosis and denying the prognosis 24:00 How to avoid family controversy 24:30 Alternative vs. conventional cancer treatment options 26:00 3 things to understand about a cancer patient 28:00 Knowing your self worth as a cancer patient 29:00 Overcoming isolation 30:00 What you gain from group sessions 31:00 Why it’s important to find a professional to share your story and feelings with 32:00 Inviting a cancer patient to physical and outdoor activities 33:00 What to share on Facebook & creating your own group 35:00 Gifting plants & flowers About Jeanette Jeanette Carbajal CHHC, CCC, is a speaker and life mentor to cancer patients and their caregivers. She helps high achieving professional women and caregivers that are recently diagnosed. By providing individual coaching, personal caregiver support, Executive cancer coaching, and corporate cancer counseling, she helps patients and their caregivers reclaim their options, and create a healing roadmap for their families, career, and new lifestyle. Jeanette ultimately helps these women regain control in their lives once again. Phone: (562)-964-8178 Website: experiencehealthbyjeanette.com
24 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
BC-069 Intro To A Coach: Beverly Dymond Teaches us How Important Releasing Trapped Emotions is for Healing from Cancer
Beverly Dymond is a holistic health practitioner and cancer coach. She has a counseling and social work background, but she decided to get certified in The Body Code and The Emotion Code after experiencing emotional release with a practitioner during her own journey of physical and emotional pain. Beverly believes that it is vital for people with cancer to let go of trapped negative emotions for true healing to take place; physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Listen to this podcast to find out more about what trapped emotions are, how they affect the healing process, and how The Body Code can help with releasing them. 1:58 I was working in Mexico at a natural clinic and what I found was every person that I worked with had some trauma and/or serious emotional trouble just before diagnosis that was not being addressed. 5:06 Trapped emotions can come from childhood or your ancestors and can be passed on through generations. 6:59 Negative emotions can be trapped in an organ or a gland and they can cause pain, discomfort, or imbalances. 8:02 Trapped emotions could be grief, unforgiveness, anger etc. that can cause issues with relationships. 11:52 If you want to talk during your session you can, but if you don’t want to you can just release it. So I like that you don’t have to relive things. 14:02 I wanted to take the course so I would have more knowledge and more understanding when I’m doing the Body Code. I’m glad I did. When I work with people with cancer I feel more equipped and more understanding, and I feel that I can help people to be more empowered to make their own choices. 16:01 Cancer can bring change to your life and make your life better than it ever was. It can be a roadblock but let’s take a detour. I want to help people with that. 19:30 Before I do a session I pray because I believe this is not my work. At the end of a session I send positive energy to the person because I want them to be hopeful and excited about their life. Even if their conscious mind says everything is horrible right now their subconscious mind will except my message that this is a good life, I’ve got a good future, I will be healthy and I’m healing.
22 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
BC-068 Intro To a Coach: Healing Strong Group Leader and Stage 4 Cancer Thriver, Joe Gentle Wants to Clear Up And Help Others To Be Their Own Advocate
Joe Gentle was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer 2 1/2 years ago. While he is still undergoing treatment, Joe is a cancer thriver and a Healing Strong group leader that wants to help others. He has a passion for being available to others to clear up all the confusing information and to let people know that they are supported and that healing is possible. Listen to this podcast to learn about what has helped Joe on his healing journey, and how a Healing Strong support group meeting can help you on your healing journey. 3:07 Cancer patients can extend their life expectancy by 40% by losing weight and getting exercise. My doctor said to take 10,000 steps a day. 4:43 Modern convenience has cocooned us into this electric shell. Just getting out into nature and getting your feet in the ground (grounding) makes a big difference. 5:09 I’ve gone mostly vegetarian but Sunday is for comfort food. Diet and exercise have been big changes and I make sure I get my fruits and vegetables. 6:04 I do fresh vegetable juices to get as much nutrition into my body. 6:33 When I was at the hospital waiting to have my first surgery, the Lord touched me and said I was going to be all right. 7:21 I want to produce results in people’s lives. 9:55 A Healing Strong group meeting is a conversation with a coursework curriculums that I pass out before the meeting. The last meeting we talked about forgiveness and touched on breathing techniques, and also a prayer. 11:58 I took the Certified Holistic Cancer Coaching course with Beat Cancer because I realized early on that I was in over my head. I had only been focusing on colon cancer and solid tumors for 2 1/2 years. I needed a groundwork and a baseline understanding to take people from square one to square two gently, with love, letting them know we can do this. It’s doable. It’s a good hands-on practical approach that if you heal the body sometimes the cancer goes away. 13:48 Our Healing Strong group meetings meet once a month, but I am open to more if someone needs more. I’m in the Bay City Michigan area. 14:50 You can find a group meeting at www.healingstrong.org where there is a map to look for meetings in your area. You can email or call me with questions. I am happy to help 24/7. 17:08 Healing Strong Is Bible-based but we are not a church and this is not an evangelical effort. We are trying to clear up confusion and help the people that are scared, alone and confused. 18:38 I hate it when someone’s eternity is screwed up. There’s a book called Cancer Can’t Kill You When You’re Already Dead by Dr. Kevin Connors. It’s a short read. It only took me one hour to get through, and it points out that this is not all there is. Eternity is real.
32 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
BC-067 Intro To A Coach: Linda Yalen On The Root Causes of Disease-Stress, Environmental Toxins, and Digestion Issues And The Benefits Of Balancing Our Energy
Linda Yalen’s own health journey of digestive issues, weight gain, and low cortisol from a high stress lifestyle led her on a path of discovery. She also has had many family members with cancer that she has helped. Today, she is an author and is certified as a health coach with IIN, cancer coach, herbalist, energy medicine practitioner, and she is currently taking a certification course on environmental toxins with Lara Adler. Listen to this podcast to learn about the root causes of our symptoms and what can help. Please refer to the links for education on environmental toxins, essential oils, and the importance of organic food. 5:00 What I loved about Beat Cancer is they’re a non-profit and the course doesn’t teach coaches to tell people not to do the treatments they choose, but instead it backs up education with scientific proof which allowed me to speak with validity. 7:37 Stress is the number one cause of most diseases. 8:07 When cortisol levels get low from stress you are susceptible to disease. You can test cortisol levels with a saliva test. Reiki, grounding, and deep breathing will help put yourself in a good place energetically and will help balance your chakras, which are your energy points. 10:09 You can get blockages in your heart area from heartbreak which can allow breast cancer to develop if you don’t release stress and allow yourself to grieve when necessary. There is a relationship between energy flow and disease. 12:15 It is a good idea, pre-and post surgery to have an energy healer work on you so energy free flowing. It accelerate healing of the body. I specialize in crisis and hospice. Reiki also helps heal the family. 14:40 Hormones and digestive issues go hand-in-hand. Everything starts in the gut. You can get a gut test to see if you have nutrient deficiencies or food sensitivities. Sleep deprivation affects hormone health. It’s important to be tuned into your symptoms. 16:45 Health coaches come into play to help with symptom analysis, using tools and test to problem solve to find the root cause and then make small changes in the right direction. 19:15 Hydration and sleep play a huge role in our health, as well as environmental toxins and the foods we eat. 21:50 One important thing to do is to chew your food until it’s liquid so the body doesn’t have to work so hard to digest. Also, when you eat sit down, turn off the TV and do not multitask while you’re eating. 23:22 Being on computers until bed can affect our health because of the blue light they give off. Be aware of 5G, the devices in your home, and the environmental toxins in your environment. I am taking a course with Lara Adler who is an environmental toxins expert, www.laraadler.com 28:33 www.EWG.org is the environmental working group and they go to place for safe products, food, cosmetics, etc. There is also a great app for your phone that they have. Linda Yalen Hebron, Connecticut Phone: 860-494-0488 Clean Living Health www.cleanlivinghealth.org Linda@lindayalen.com http://.www.lindayalen.com Books: https://www.amazon.com/Last-One-Standing-Develop-Resilient/dp/1511909536/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=linda+yalen&qid=1575560114&sr=8-2 https://www.amazon.com/All-Good-Ones-are-Taken-ebook/dp/B072FSS8NP/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=linda+yalen&qid=1575560144&sr=8-3
31 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
BC-066 Intro To a Coach: Diane Burton on the Effects of Negative Emotions on our Health and how to Realize the Masterpiece Within
Cancer Coach, Health Coach, Grief Coach, TED X Speaker (From Bullied To Bold), and Author Diane Burton experienced bullying as a child because of her weight issues. Even after losing the weight, she was still carrying the negative self-image with her through her adult life. She finally was able to release it after becoming a grief coach, and now helps others to release pain and trauma so they can find their way out of dis-ease and into joy and peace. Diane is an advocate to guide people to enhance their nutritional, psychological and immune status. She supports patient empowerment through individualized and innovative science-based resources in preventative, holistic, integrative, complementary and alternative medicine. Listen to this talk to learn more about how negative talk and emotions impact our state of health and how important love and forgiveness are for healing to take place. Diane will talk about the emotional, spiritual, physical aspects that affect our immune system and how important it is for them to all be balanced. 3:00 The stories we tell ourselves are negative stories. In my TED talk I explain how I said negative things over and over as if those words were written on the mirror because when I looked in the mirror I saw that fat person. I saw ugly, stupid, and worthless instead of seeing the amazing creation God gave me. 3:50 When you carry bullying comments in your body it causes stress and dis-ease. 7:26 Stop and look at the rose like it’s the first time you saw it. Instead of being busy, be productive. Stop and ask yourself are you happy in life and finding joy, are you doing what God put you on this earth to do, and are you being your authentic self? 9:15 It’s emotional, spiritual, physical. I like to call these the three immune system’s. If one is out of whack they are all out of whack. 12:58 When people can love who they are they can love others. It won’t matter what somebody does to you, you will still have love for people. When we carry anger, depression and bitterness and hatred we cause illness and disease. 13:42 Love and forgiveness are everything. I had to forgive myself for beating myself up mentally. By forgiving myself I could forgive others and this gave me peace. I had to learn to take 100% responsibility for everything in my life and how I react and respond. When I learned to rejoice in all circumstances in my life and to look for the lessons, blessings, and gifts it turned into my ministry. My mess became my message. 16:15 A cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. It can be a life sentence. It’s an opportunity to make changes in your life, the way they think, eat, and talk. Find the gifts in everything in life to find joy and peace. 19:49 Research has shown there are certain emotions tied to certain cancers. When we release the grief and trauma the body opens up to healing. 21:18 When you replay things and find yourself in negative thought processes that’s when you know you have stuff stuck down that you need to let go of. 22:22 The Master’s Masterpiece is my book. It’s a preacher’s wife’s journey from a broken and fat masterpiece to the Master’s Peace. It’s 10 chapters each is a question with 4 answers so people can do it like a 40 day devotional. It’s full of scripture with my story intertwined and talks about how to take care of yourself physically to be your best spiritually. 27:35 After I became a holistic cancer educator I realized cancer is only 5-10% genetic therefore I have to take care of myself. I invite the audience to have a 20 minute call with me by going to my websites and sending me a message or emailing me so they can heal the body before disease starts. And learn to eat to live instead of living to eat.
24 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
BC-065 Intro To A Coach: Bonnie Schnautz ND LDHS, Talks About 3 Root Causes of Dis-ease: Emotional, Physical, and Nutritional/Chemical Stress
Bonnie Schnautz is a Naturopathic Doctor, Loomis Digestive Health Specialist, and founder of B Renewed Wellness Solutions. Through Bonnie’s own health issues, she realized the power of food. She rid herself of the many symptoms that were causing her allergies, asthma, bouts of the flu and sinus infections, anxiety and depression, hormone issues, IBS, etc through whole organic foods. She also came to realize that emotional stress can override every good choice we make, and today uses meditation as her #1 tool. View this podcast to learn more about what emotional, physical, and nutritional/chemical stressors are and what we can do to achieve harmony in our bodies. 2:10 It was a fluke that I changed to an all organic diet and all my health issues went away. 5:00 Food can be our most healing modality or our worst poison. We know plant-based foods have fiber and antioxidants and that is what heals. 7:10 Through nutritional testing we can find the root cause, which falls under 3 areas of stress. Emotional, physical, or nutritional/chemical. 8:05 A big part of our testing is with neurotransmitters to see what is going on in the brain. 9:28 It was when I saw my transformation that I went back to school to be a naturopathic doctor. I needed more education to be equipped to work with people with cancer. I met Dr. Susan Silberstein and I was so impressed with her story, her credentials, and her teachings, and I knew I wanted that as part of my resources to help others. The program (certified holistic cancer coaching course) was a Godsend and Susan is such a gift. There are no guarantees, but the things that we teach cannot harm and are only going to help, whether you are doing full blown alternative treatment or we are supporting your treatment with your doctor. 11:42 What I was missing was the emotional component. And that’s what Susan brought to light. I ended up with adrenal fatigue and then I understood. Adrenal fatigue can develop into cancer. I was doing all the right things, but I wasn’t protecting my energy and my mind. I wasn’t protecting myself emotionally and I got sick. 13:28 The emotional component can override all of our choices. 15:04 Find someone you resonate with as far as meditation. Doctor Joe Dispenza has phenomenal research on healing through meditation. That’s the #1 way of balancing stress. 16:30 Through gratitude we can create self-love for healing. 18:05 Type A personality types are more susceptible to cancer and we need things to level us out. 21:10 Beat Cancer is such an incredible organization. I can’t recommend the free resources enough. I am forever grateful to Dr Susan Silberstein for her work and her research and the tools we have today because of her that we can use to help others to beat cancer and also prevent it for future generations.
18 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
BC-064 Cancer Survivor, Master Esthetician and Teacher Becky Kuehn’s Mission Is To Restore Cancer Patients’ Unique Beauty
Becky Kuehn started her journey in 1978 when she was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer at the age of 18. She realized that there was not a lot of help for losing your eyebrows and your hair, or on how to deal with skin issues. She was in beauty school at the time and she really wanted to find a way to bring her schooling and cancer together, because when you go through the journey of having cancer, quality of life is so important and people need help to feel good on the outside. Listen to this podcast to learn about the services that are available to people with cancer who are having side effects from treatments or are in need of spa services to feel like themselves again. Also, if you a professional who could benefit from becoming oncology trained, this podcast is for you. 4:19 Radiation can cause different side effects and we help people going through radiation therapy to prep the skin with pure calendula oil. Immunotherapy or bio therapy and anti-cancer drug therapy all have side effects such as dry skin, rashes, red blotches, loss of color of skin, etc and we can help them be more comfortable and give them some normalcy back so they can go to work. 6:15 We offer free wigs at my 2 locations. We teach people how to put on brows safely with cosmetics. 7:09 I am in the Seattle Washington area working with the CHI group and 8 different hospitals. We offer treatments at no cost. With my teaching I have over 4500 grads, and throughout the US we have 26 locations where we have somebody in a cancer center that can help patients in that area. The goal is to have someone oncology trained everywhere in the US in salons and hospitals. 8:31 It is very important when you are looking for a spa professional to ask if that person has been oncology trained. 9:04 Incorrect massage can trigger lymphedema, so make sure if you have had lymph nodes removed that the massage therapist is trained in oncology. 10:06 We have grown from 6 classes in 2013 to 51 classes today. Oncology Aesthetics is now an official modality. 10:45 We just launched Spotoncares.org where there is a locator to find someone who is oncology trained. 11:37 I believe in continually learning. I found Susan and Beat Cancer and I flew out to Pa and took the Holistic Cancer Coaching course. I learned so much, especially how to work with someone holistically or whole body. Learning all that was so beneficial and I refer to that over and over. 13:00 The skin is the largest organ of the body and medications almost always express in the skin. 15:00 Doctors, nurses, massage therapists, nail techs, aestheticians, spa professionals and anyone who can benefit from this knowledge can take our class.
55 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
BC-064 Learn How To Eat After Diagnosis: A Candid Conversation About Cancer Pt 2
Part 2: Beat Cancer Board Member Emeritus Andrea Anderson with Nutrition Commission, Talks About ‘Learning How To Eat in a Healthy Way After A Cancer Diagnosis’ Following Andrea Anderson’s aggressive Stage 2B / Stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis while pregnant, she was faced with 42 years of eating habits that needed to be changed. Listen to this podcast to learn how Andrea navigated changing her eating habits, addressing the emotional needs behind her cravings, and structuring a plan to keep her on track. She is also sharing her daily juice and salad here: 2:38 My friend wanted me to watch The Truth About Cancer. I watched all 9 part docuseries I learned about chemotherapy and the industry and I learned how food could heal. 3:43 Foods have the power to heal. In parallel, I was doing oncology and made an appointment with the Cancer Center For New Medicine because I heard their name on The Truth About Cancer Docuseries. 4:20 The foods that I ate as a kid with my family, the way we treated food, it was comfort and pleasure. Now I was introduced to food as medicine and in the state of chronic illness it’s about the therapeutic benefits of food. 5:06 I read The Anti-Cancer A New Way of Life book that became a guide for me. 5:43 I gave birth in July 2015 and my mother-in-law from Greece came and she was a big piece in learning how to cook veggies and how delicious they are with extra virgin olive oil, lemon and oregano, salt and pepper. It was exactly what my body needed. 7:34 I was juicing every day, first getting it from whole foods and flooding my body to make it alkaline and detoxing from chemotherapy at the same time. I was also taking baby steps to take out sugar, grains, alcohol. 9:43 Detoxing was also a big part of this with coffee enemas. I didn’t feel as sick as other people I’ve heard were. I bounced back after 2 days of every treatment. I was eating organic, good quality food. 11:37 I was feeling hungry and burned out. I didn’t know what to eat. 13:33 I did a slew of testing. I was taking about 60 supplements and did micronutrients testing, mitochondrial function testing, and a toxicity test for heavy metals. My A1C was good but nutritionally I still wasn’t good. This is where candida, parasites, and the gut health comes into it. 16:03 I felt like I was developing an eating disorder, orthorexia. People with chronic illness and cancer know they need to pivot and eat differently, but I almost wasn’t eating at all because I couldn’t get past the do not eat list. 19:17 I came across Chris Wark’s work. He healed with food and figured out how to make it simple. He taught me the trick of how to eat the same things every day. My life transformed at this point. I was focused on what I should eat and how to make it delicious. I incorporate different fats, textures, and the sweet and the creamy. It’s very low maintenance. 24:10 Half my plate is loaded with veggies, 1/4 of my plate is a protein source, and then the remaining is for olives or beans or complex carbs. I do olive oil on veggies and I cook with coconut oil in good cookware. 27:44 The sugar cravings were the toughest thing to battle. What worked for me was Bulletproof coffee with coconut oil and grass fed butter. I would do Intermittent fasting until 10-11am and break the fast with green juice. 31:25 You have to stop and think about what is fueling your desire for the food. I would look at food and say, why do I need this? What am I feeding? Do I need self care? A walk, a sauna, a hug? Slow down and connect with what’s behind the behavior. 36:47 I did coffee enemas 3 to 4 times a week, especially if I had strong cravings. 40:50 I have not felt like crap in the afternoon anymore because I eat a salad every day. 41:41 We didn’t go out to eat a lot. 43:22 I lifted the load of perfection because that made me sick, like eating disorder mentality. But I’m very careful about my habits. 47:28 You don’t want to put harmful things into your body and if you keep reaching for them you have to dig deeper and ask why do I need this? The urge is so powerful. What is it really about? Do I need to relax? Self-care? A hug? A walk? Reading a book? Mindfulness? Andrea’s go-to Green juice in this order! 1 cucumber 2-3 celery stalks 1/2 romaine lettuce 2-3 handfuls of spinach 1/2 - 1 granny smith apple (low glycemic) 1 lemon w/ peel removed 1 ginger piece (about the size of your thumb) - add more if you prefer! My Favorite Combination for Creating my perfectly, delicious Daily Salad! “Andrea’s Signature Salad” Lettuces: I like to mix in 2 different lettuces and a few handfuls of each options (spinach, butter lettuce, or arugula) Veggies: Cucumbers + Broccoli Sprouts + Cauliflower Rice + little bit of Green onions (I stick with these all the time!) Crunchy: Nuts. I’ll add in either pine nuts, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds. Entirely up to you but ensure they are plain and not store-bought as roasted. Sweet: Fruit (ie, Pomegranates, Blueberries or Strawberries only!) Salty: Roasted Sweet Potatoes cut into cubes – 1 tbspl of olive oil with Garlic Salt + Himalayan Salt + Cooked @ 400 for 45 min. Sauerkraut! I love this stuff! I’ll buy Bubbies and put in about ¼ - ½ cup at least. Creates a great texture and ‘juiciness’ almost to your salad. Garlic Olives. About 3-4! Creamy: Healthy Fats & Beans. I cut up half of an Avocado + add in a Creamy Dressing Option + 1 tbls of olive oil to the salad to help blend up the creaminess. I make a home-made, dairy-free Caesar Dressing ‘or’ sometimes I just a dollop of Avocado Chipotle ‘mayo’ from Primal Kitchen to give my salad a creamy kick! Beans. I’ll add in a few ‘gigante’ beans which are mediterrean style and delicious! But I would limit these to no more than ¼ cup as a protein source to your salad. Toppings: Organic, Hemp Hearts (I’ll put in 3 tbsp to get me 10 grams of plant-based protein!) Cheese: Special Occasion - I might add a few sprinkles of organic goat cheese or feta from time to time! Homemade, Dairy-Free, Caesar-like Salad Dressing (without anchovies!)– drop into food processor and blend! (Add 1 tbsp of water if needed to liquify to your liking) 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp Worcester sauce 1 pasture-raised egg ½ cup to ¾ cup olive oil 2 -3 cloves of garlic Salt-
27 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
BC-062 Intro To A Coach: Sabine Hope
Breast cancer survivor and thriver, Sabine Hope was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. Despite the fact that she only ate organic food and used natural products her whole life, and had no family history she experienced breast pain that ultimately led to a cancer diagnosis. She had a deep sense that she had to find out the cause of this cancer to be able to fully heal, and she learned that there is so much more to health than green smoothies. Listen to this podcast and learn about how Sabine got to the root cause of her breast cancer and how her journey led her to develop her holistic program, The 5 Essentials 6:03 Cancer came to me as a wake-up call and that I needed to listen. 6:59 Through my research I found The Center For Advancement in Cancer Education. Finding the cancer coaching course with Beat Cancer was like coming home, because the things that I believed in were the same things that Beat Cancer had already researched and believed in. 8:00 I did training in Multi-brain Integration coaching which is based on neuroscience. We have a head brain, a heart brain, and a gut brain and they are connected via the vagus nerve. We can tap into our issues in the head by going deeper into the heart and the gut to get the answers we need. 11:35 The more I work with women with breast cancer and in the world of cancer, I realize trauma and stress and emotional well-being are key. 13:28 I developed an approach to healing called the 5 Essentials-Nourish, Flourish, Detox, Move, and Love. Joy must accompany each element. 17:24 It’s important to connect to what your passion is that makes you get excited to get up in the morning. 23:07 Back to normal can be a completely new normal. I do group coaching and 1-to-1 coaching and my approach is “From Breast Cancer to Butterfly”.
64 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
BC-061 Intro To A Coach: Kim Meacham
Kim Meacham was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in 2016. With a determined spirit and a supportive wife, Kim went from being given 2 months to live to being in complete remission and feeling healthier than he ever had before. Kim and his wife Ingrid started Health & Success to counsel people to improve their quality of life from preventable or holistically-treatable diseases or conditions. Listen to this podcast to hear about the diet, lifestyle and spiritual changes he made that address all aspects of health necessary for healing. 5:11 Even though I thought I was eating the right way I wasn’t. I had an absolute problem with sugar. 5:44 Along with sleep deprivation, I was getting 5-6 hours of sleep a night from the time I was 11 years old. 7:19 I had a hernia surgery in January 2016 and the surgeon detected some lymph node activity. 8:21 I found a lump that came out in the back of my neck. They also started to develop in my armpits and abdominal and groin area. In 12/29/16 I was diagnosed with stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma with 100% proliferation rate. My tumors were doubling in size every week. 10:03 We continued down a holistic path to feed my body so it had the nutrients it needed to survive 4 months of chemotherapy and bone marrow stem cell transplant. 11:50 Bone marrow transplant surgery is one of the most invasive, toxic treatments anyone can go through. 13:21 In the 20 days that I was in the hospital, I walked 92 miles with my IV pole. Other patients started walking for the first time. My energy and true passion to live inspired others. 14:21 I was told I was cancer free but they missed a small cyst in my lower back and it started to grow. I got an appointment with Dr Michael Wong at MD Anderson. 16:48 I told my Dr. not to ever give me an expiration date, so Dr Wong told my family I had less than 2 months to live. There was a clinical trial in phase 2 that was put on hold due to brain toxicity. 18:56 My wife had discovered a dried form of vitamin D mixed with olive oil that was supposed to help reduce tumors on the brain. I had been doing that twice a day for 6 months. When it came time for the trial to begin they couldn’t find any lesions on my brain. I was the first person to do this trial after FDA approval. 20:58 I went through a 24 day stay at MD Anderson for the trial. I had a softball size tumor and about 18 other external tumors. We worked hard to support my body through the 400 hours of chemotherapy and never had nausea, diarrhea, mouth sores or a lack of energy. I hid my supplements and herbs from the hospital so they wouldn’t take them away. 24:18 It’s a travesty the food that hospitals are feeding people that are trying to heal. 25:33 I almost passed away twice during the procedure. I told my Dr. I don’t know what dying feels like but I’m not dying. I had a positive attitude and walked 2 miles a day. 30:21 It was my cells, not the chemotherapy, that ultimately took these tumors that were as large as a softball and now they’re just ugly scars. 31:00 Take your life in your hands and make your own decisions. Don’t let your doctor make your decisions. He’s an advisor. It’s your life. Make your own decisions. 32:24 Pick a decision and go down that path until something tells you that you need to make a fork in the path. 32:49 SEEDS- Acronym for Sleep, Exercise, Emotion, Diet, and Supplementation at the cellular level. 35:32 I’ve been a green tea drinker for 40 plus years. 36:20 I do not miss a day of exercise. In 2017 I logged 1800 miles, and 2018 over 2000 miles. That was my internal drive. I do not recommend a hard core workout for someone who had been dormant. I believe in baby steps. 38:07 The emotional part of staying positive and focused on the task at hand is the biggest challenge. Meditation and prayer is a huge part of our life. I believe in energy. Positive energy from people praying for you makes a huge difference. 39:30 We eat 100 % organic, non GMO whole food. We have a substantial garden that I pick from. 40:22 I don’t tell anyone not to eat meat, but I personally don’t eat meat. If you do eat meat choose organic, pasture raised meat. 42:38 Do not eat dairy products. They are very inflammatory. 45:00 Processed and packaged is still processed and packaged. Read the ingredients. 45:55 Sleep deprivation and sugar were the culprits for my cancer. 47:53 It’s so important to have a cohesive family unit or support system for your treatment decisions. The vast majority of people that succumb to cancer succumb from a secondary diagnosis or from the treatments. The statistics just don’t prove that these treatments work for the vast majority 58:36 You need a cancer coach that tells you like it is, that gives you a direction that’s an option. What worked for me might not work for you, but I know that within a wide range of options there will be something that resonates with you. Because the only thing that works is something that you will follow. 1:00:1:01 I love the Beat Cancer site. You are providing a tremendous service to thousands of people and that’s why I decided to get the Cancer Coaching certificate because I have so much respect for what you are doing. Kim Meacham Plano, Texas 214-236-2619 Info@healthandsuccess.com www.HealthandSuccess.org Kihealthandsuccess-Facebook, Instagram,YouTube
16 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
BC-060 Breast Cancer Survivor and Medical Micropigmentation Specialist Elizabeth Turnbull Helps Others To Feel Like Themselves Again
After reconstructive surgery from triple negative breast cancer, Beth received 3D nipple and areola tattooing. She was overjoyed to look “normal” again, and felt an overwhelming desire to learn this craft. She made it her mission to help fellow survivors to aesthetically match their outer physical beauty to their inward beauty in order to feel whole again. As a 5 year survivor and artist, she graduated from a course at Penn and now provides this service. Listen to this podcast to learn about Beth’s journey and about the tattooing procedure. :57 In 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. There were two tumors with two different types of cancer, one was the aggressive triple negative type. I had chemotherapy, double mastectomy, and proton therapy. I had a lot of issues after that including multiple skin infections. 2:24 I met with the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Penn and had Trim Flap surgery done where they make breasts from your stomach. 3:57 I decided to get 3D areola and nipple tattooing done. 4:18 After getting tattooed I decided I wanted to do this for others. I have an art background, and after this procedure was done I skipped to my car. It changed my life. 6:14-7:22 Listen here for details about about nipple and areola tattooing. 9:59 It made me feel like a woman again. Beth provides consultations and answers questions. She is currently taking Beat Cancer’s certified holistic cancer coaching course. You can contact her at: Elizabeth Turnbull 215-932-1808 email@example.com Facebook: Elizabeth C. Turnbull LLC Instagram: ElizabethCTurnbull
25 minutes | Sep 19, 2019
BC-059 Intro To A Coach: Jodie Lin Learned The Value of Nutrition and Stress Management To Manage Her Breast Cancer, IDC
Jodie Lin is a mom of five beautiful children, a breast cancer survivor, a runner, an attorney, a musician, a personal trainer, a health coach, and a cancer coach. As a breast cancer survivor, she spent the past five years really delving into the impact food has on the body, which foods will benefit each individual, and which can cause harm. After realizing her own diet lacked the essential nutrients her body needed to heal from cancer, she became passionate about helping people to understand the inflammatory process that food can create as well as the impact of proper nutrition so that they can learn to make the best nutrition and exercise choices that will keep their individual body in optimal health. Listen to this podcast to learn about Jodie’s journey from “pastatarian” to cancer coach as she navigates invasive ductal carcinoma and her passion to help others heal holistically from cancer. 1:25 It all started when I was a child and had to go on a lot of antibiotics for ear infections. 1:29 I became a vegetarian at the age of 10 purely by choice. 1:55 I was eating as a vegetarian later in life but was known as a “pastatarian” because I ate more pasta than vegetables. I ate iceberg lettuce. There was not a lot of the darker greens and color in my diet and fruit. 2:47 I had 5 kids and they opened my eyes to being able to be allergic to food and having inflammatory reactions to food and gut dysbiosis because of it. 3:31 Just before my 5th pregnancy I started a pain in my right breast. 4:00 I had a mammogram that showed micro calcifications and I was just to be monitored. 4:30 With the pregnancy of my 5th Child there was definitely telltale signs of something being wrong. 5:19 I went back to the Dr. 5 weeks after my son was born and had a follow up mammogram and I was told I had cancer. 5:38 80% of micro calcifications are benign. 6:00 There’s no breast cancer in my history. I was a runner and a mom of five and everything that I had read suggested that the more children you have the lower your likelihood of having breast cancer and I nursed them all which lowers your risk and I was very fit and healthy and at a healthy weight. So there was nothing in the literature to suggest that someone in my position we get breast cancer. 6:45 I had DCIS, ductile cell carcinoma in situ. I had a mastectomy and 7 weeks of radiation. 7:09 I really wanted to get to the root cause. I started to do research and learned about the impact of nutrition and that the sugar and soy I was eating, as well as white flour and processed foods was damaging my body. 8:02 I went to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a health coach. 8:08 Eight years later I was doing great and I had put this all behind me until I started having pain in my right breast again, where I had an implant. 8:54 During the year prior to my diagnosis I experienced a lot of stress and trauma. My sister was diagnosed with cancer and my brother-in-law’s sister had been diagnosed with her 3rd round of metastatic breast cancer and passed away and my father passed away unexpectedly. 10:50 Through faulty testing with an MRI without contrast dye they decided my implant ruptured. 11:20 I went in for what was supposed to be a three hour surgery and they removed a lump that was tested and came back as invasive ductal cell carcinoma. 12:00 The piece I was missing was managing my stress. They caused inflammation and weakened my immune system. 12:22-13:50 I came to BeatCancer.org to understand my situation and to help others. 16:48 I've been trying yoga to quiet my mind. I’ve been journaling to help me cope. We are practicing gratitude as a family. 17:34 Everyone has to find the stress management mechanism that will work for them. Could be yoga, gratification, journaling or breathing. 18:15 JKL Well Health Coaching stands for Just Clean Living. 18:44 I like to do food testing to make sure the foods that people are eating or not causing them inflammation. 19:20 Symptoms are not always just gas and bloating. They can be eczema, psoriasis, joint inflammation, arthritis, hair loss etc.
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