It is unfortunate that it takes something like cancer to give you a swift (and frightening) kick in the ass to get you to really treat your body the way it deserves to be treated. I got that swift kick 6 years ago at the young age of 18. My Mom got that kick this past Wednesday at 51 years old. She is doing as well as she can given the diagnoses. The cancer was caught very early and the survival rate is high for her type (when caught this early). Some tests are still out, once those results come back we’ll have a better idea of what we’re dealing with. The type she has is hereditary, so my sister and I will be following up to get tested as well. I’m not sure if I can deal with a 2nd cancer within my 24 years, but early detection is so fucking important. I’m a strong believer that you are only dealt what you can handle. I hope I can impart some of what I’ve learned over the past 6 years, researching alternative medicines, nutrition, and the like to help her be the healthiest she can be. Please send good thoughts and vibes her way!
It is so important to take care of yourself. Be mindful of what you are putting in your body (drinking, digesting, putting on your skin, breathing) and do your best to reduce your exposure to chemicals, pesticides, carcinogens and processed foods. Don’t try to do it all at once. Slowly cut down on those things that you know are bad for you, while slowly introducing new, healthy foods & suppliments that will keep you at optimum health. Take gradual steps, this will ensure that you adopt and stick with these changes over a longer period of time.