From Good to Better
Monday, January 11, I had a battery of tests at Mayo Clinic. These checked for both my freedom from cancer, and my recovery from the effects of treating it. Once again, as for the past year and a half, there was no cancer detectable in my body. By now, that good news is old news.
The great new news is that measurements of my health are moving upward. My determined program is working! This includes my five times per week exercises, designed and guided by a personal trainer. I feel solid and energetic.
Then my eating minimizes the kinds of food that promote cancer, like high fructose corn syrup, white flour, and foods with Omega-6 overbalancing Omega-3 oils. One tasty, convenient dish I have discovered is "Amy's Bowls" organic brown rice, black-eyed peas, and vegetables. I find it in the organic frozen foods section at both Whole Foods, and my nearest supermarket. And I major in foods that fight cancer and build my immune system, like the trio of soy, green tea, and curcumin, along with Omega-3 fish oils.
These principles are well set forth in the book I have mentioned before: Anticancer: a new way of life. It was written by a French medical doctor and brain researcher, who got brain cancer - fifteen years ago. He presents material about what makes cancer thrive, and what inhibits its growth. We can thwart the emergence of full-blown cancer from the cancer cells that always live in our bodies, below the level at which we can detect them. Cancer as a non-disease! I am reading this excellently organized book for the fourth time.
What I have described above helps me to understand how much my healing is my job, and how much is God's job. The Apostle Paul nailed it with this balance: "Continue to work out your own salvation with reverence and awe, for it is God who is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." Thank you for pulling with me.
Dennis Gibson, Ph.D.