Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Longtime Cancer Survivor Shares His Holistic Journey And Recommendations For Cutting Cancer Risk
Imagine your doctor telling you that you have lung cancer and you have six months to live, even with conventional medical intervention. That's what happened to Carl Helvie, a long-time RN and Dr. Ph., more than four decades ago. His doctor recommended chemotherapy and surgery, but Helvie needed time to think and pray. Ultimately, he eschewed the traditional and took a holistic pathway that he now credits with his survival.
Helvie recounts his remarkable journey and the specifics of his treatment choices in his book, Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A Holistic Approach, published by Booklocker Inc. His journey began with persistent dreams that urged him to get a chest x-ray despite a lack of symptoms, which then led to his decision to reject conventional treatment and follow a holistic approach. In recounting his journey, the author has a lot to say about alternative treatment, and he especially emphasizes the importance of pausing before leaping into any particular approach.
"People shouldn't jump into chemotherapy or surgery if they don't have all of the information and have a chance to think about it,” Helvie said in a 2015 interview.
Helvie's book explores cancer, the human body and the environment that brings them together. The author believes it is possible to intervene in the process before these three elements interact to cause disease. His approach: eliminating or reducing the risk of cancer from environmental factors, and employing physical and mental/spiritual activities to fend off the carcinogens.
For each area of content in Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A Holistic Approach, there is a review of contemporary research studies, as well as a list of steps people can take to avoid carcinogens or strengthen the body. Content areas also include interviews with more than 40 national leaders in areas as diverse as GMOs and EMTs, to gratitude and forgiveness. The book's how-to section describes such practices as meditation, developing gratitude and faith, making minor changes in diet, drinking water to eliminate risks, and reducing stress.
The book doesn't have long winded cases studies or extra filler. It gets to the point and is easy to highlight for information. Links are included which makes it easier to grab if you have the e-book edition. Might I suggest that next editions include URL's shortned thru bitly for quick note taking for their print edition as well as ebook. Thank God, knock wood, I do not have cancer but have had many friends thru the years that wish they had the knowledge in one source to navigate a holistic healing regimine. You'll find much of what you need here. I am familiar with some of the references and modes of healing and I know they have helped some people in the early stages of certain diseases. But then, others didn't experience what they hoped for either. I have hypothyroid and what works for one, doesn't work for the next person. Consult with your doctor first before undertaking any other wellness path, outside advice or supplements than what your doctor prescribes.
A prolific author, Helvie has written 10 books, more than 55 articles and has presented 57 research papers throughout the United States and Europe. In retirement, Helvie has focused his research on natural interventions for health issues, which led him to develop a nursing theory that has helped him establish a nursing center and improve primary care for homeless and low-income families. Since retiring, he has written two more books and served as the host of a holistic health radio show. In 1999, he was presented the Distinguished Career Award in Public Health from the American Public Health Association. He has been interviewed on more than 150 radio and television shows about his two most recent books. He recently founded the Carl O. Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation, where he serves as CEO.
For more information, please visit www.holisticcancerfoundation.com. Or visit https://www.holisticcancerfoundation.com/interviews-cancer-survivors/ to listen to Helvie's interviews with cancer survivors.
Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A Holistic Approach
Released: July 2017
Available on Amazon.com and holisticcancerfoundation.com
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