A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Ovarian Cancer
I had a question the other day about ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer happens when abnormal cells grow in one or both of your ovaries.
The ovaries are two small glands, located on either side of your uterus.
They produce female sex hormones and store and release eggs (ova).
Treatments for ovarian cancer are more successful when the cancer is found early.
But most of the time, cancer has already spread by the time it’s found.
Ovarian cancer usually occurs in women who’re past menopause.
Experts don’t know exactly what causes ovarian cancer.
But they do know DNA changes play a role in many cancers.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
>Recent, frequent bloating.
>Pain in the belly or pelvis.
>Trouble eating, or feeling full quickly.
>Urinary problems, like an urgent need to urinate or urinating more often than usual.
These symptoms may be common in women who don’t have ovarian cancer.
But if these symptoms are new for you, and they happen almost daily for 2 to 3 weeks, you should see a health care professional.
He or she may feel a lump in or on an ovary during a routine pelvic exam.
Often a lump may be seen during an ultrasound.
Most lumps aren’t cancer.
If your health care professional thinks you may have ovarian cancer, you may have a blood test called CA-125 (cancer antigen 125).
Too much CA-125 in your blood can be a sign of ovarian cancer.
But too much CA-125 in your blood can be caused by many things, like the menstrual cycle, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.
To deal with ovarian cancer, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to keep hydrated and flush toxins, whether thirsty or not. Add Performance for electrolytes.
*Increase life-giving, enzyme and nutrient rich fresh, raw fruits and veggies; organic whenever possible; consider juicing.
*Consider increasing dietary intake of brassica family (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, etc.)
*Ensure optimal, quality protein intake.
*Balance Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fats.
*Consider including freshly made kefir in your diet.
*Review my posts on digestion and bowel health.
*Avoid constipation. Ensure at least 2 movements per day to remove wastes and toxins.
*Consider liver, gallbladder and/or colon cleanses.
*Rebalance intestinal microflora; review my post on Candida; this is crucial for immune function.
*Exercise; yoga; deep breathing; oxygenate cells.
*Fresh air, sunlight, spend some time in nature.
*Relaxation techniques; meditation; prayer.
*Research herbs, homeopathy, energy medicine.
*Address any emotional issues; trauma connections.
*Research energy medicine techniques, like EFT.
*Replace cleaners with non-toxic products.
*Consider having iron levels tested.
*Consider hair analysis for heavy metal toxicity.
*Consider hormone level testing.
*Consider monitoring blood tumor markers and immune function markers.
*Consider thermography testing.
*Consult medical AND complimentary health professionals.
*Do everything possible to strengthen immune system and support ALL cellular function/strength.
*Detoxify, detoxify, detoxify.
*Consider 180 tea for its antioxidant value.
*Remember cancer cells are confused, so keep the faith.
*Investigate all views and alternative before deciding on any particular treatment, therapy, surgery, etc. Decide what best suits your desires, beliefs, lifestyle and situation.