The Cure for Cancer – Cancer Explained

One of the first steps that I took in finding the cure for cancer was to obtain of grasp of what exactly cancer is. Therefore it seems that this is as good as a place to start as any.

Our cells are die and reproduce themselves at quite an alarming rate. More than 50 billion cells die in an adult body every day. Yikes! This process is called apoptosis and is a natural phenomenon as our cells age quickly and use up their functionality. All those cells, however, are being replaced.

For this discussion it is very important how the replacement cells are created.

Every cell contains the blue print of the body and the code for that specific cell. Each cells uses this information to reproduce itself, allowing the duplicate to take its place once the original cell is obsolete. The duplicate is now the functioning cell that contains the DNA code and will eventually reproduce itself again before it “dies”.

Very fascinating Brett, but what does that have to do with cancer?

Glad you asked!

Cancer is the production of malignant, or fast growing, tumors.

A tumor is a growth that is comprised of a type of cell that exists in the body in an area where that type of cell should not exist. When we talk about fast growing tumors (malignant) it is important to point out that they are growing because of a cell, or groups of cells, that are abnormally duplicating themselves using their DNA preemptively before the time of their death is upon them.

The rapid duplication of themselves occurs in the mass growing and what causes death is that the group of one type of cells crowds out other important cells such as organ, brain, lung, and heart tissues. The tumor that develops often creates too much pressure that results in the destruction of the other surrounding cells thus eventually destroying a vital organ which then leads to death.

The discovery that cancer is the rapid duplication of regular living tissue was paramount because of the following; If cancer is defined as the over production of regular cells in the body then logic states that if we are able to stop the replication process, the dramatic reproduction of cells would revert to a normal state and the accumulated mass (tumor) made up of regular body cells would eventually die off like all other cells in the body and be dissolved into the blood stream. Therefore if the rapid duplication can be reset or reverted to the cell’s regular cycle then the tumor would vanish within a short amount of time and the body would continue as normal.

Meaning that if the replication of cells at high rates can be changed, cancer can be cured!

And in order to control the cell’s reproduction rate we must take a closer look at the mechanism that causes the reproduction in the first place… the DNA!

You Have More Influence On Your DNA Than You May Think

Each of our approximately 100 trillion body cells regenerates periodically. The consensus seems to be that all are replaced every 7 to 10 years with some as often as every few days according to the plan of our genes (DNA). Our genes provide the “cell reproduction blueprint”, but the science of Epigenetics (literally meaning “above genes”) now tells us that the environment we provide these cells can alter that blueprint and, thereby, alter the make-up of trillions of replacement cells every day. Cancer cannot occur in a healthy cell with DNA intact.

To avoid cancer, we must protect our genetic integrity. Through lifestyle choices, we can influence both the reproduction and performance of our body cells. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to “do life” without influencing the integrity of our DNA and subsequent health of our body cells. We are seldom at the mercy of random genetic change even though sometimes we’ve been led to believe otherwise. Instead, we can absolutely impact the genetic make-up and internal environment of our body cells so that cancer has no open door to wreak its health havoc.

In my case, several years ago I stood in the batter’s box with two strikes against me (2/3 pancreas removed because of tumors and “troublesome changes” in remaining 1/3). There was no choice but to hit a homerun. Striking out was not an acceptable option and “modern medicine”, thank God, admitted it had nothing for me. My goal became “making my body cells inhospitable to cancer” and that goal was accomplished when my follow-up scans consistently reported “no incidence of recurrent or residual disease. My replacement cells were obviously healthy.

I had already relapsed once because I did not change my lifestyle after “dodging a nasty curve ball” in my first “at bat” with pancreatic cancer. I was determined not to repeat that mistake and took seriously a physician friend’s advice, “You will have to be your own doctor if you get through this.” Then she quickly quipped, “I think I read you should eat a lot of blueberries.” This was, perhaps, the best medical advice I ever received. I began to research nutrition and other lifestyle elements seeing the entire proposition as opportunity rather than denial-a perspective I highly recommend.

The details of my healing adventure are beyond the scope of this short article; however, I quickly learned that I had a “say” in the quality of body cells replacing the ones that had contributed to the insidious ill health leading to cancer.

I learned the obvious truth that whatever substances we take into our bodies by ingesting or absorbing (through the skin) can become building materials for newly generated cells. The countless types of body cells require diverse materials to replicate themselves. Among many other “ingredients” brain cells need lots of fatty acids, bone cells need specific minerals, etc. If we don’t send in the right stuff, cells use what we do send in and the cliché “garbage in/garbage out” cannot be denied. Genes, themselves, must be constructed of certain nutritional molecules as they are replaced within new cells.

I learned that providing the raw materials available in a mainly raw plant based diet along with plenty of very clean water is essential for building healthy body cells. We are built of the same molecular materials as raw plant based foods so that, in such a diet, the food and our bodies constantly adjust and adapt to each other. We are 70+% water so it’s a no-brainer to realize how damaging dehydration can be in every life process. Beverages other than water are seldom useful in building and maintaining healthy cells.

The raw plant-based food contains cell building and functioning nutrients no other material contains. The raw state of such food is rich in essential enzymes that cooking destroys. The plant-based food is rich in countless essential nutrients and the solar photon (from photosynthesis) is an often-overlooked nutrient. After a few years, I added a bit of meat eaten but only from animals that had eaten plant-based diets rather than contrived processed feeds. I basically choose foods in the form closest to their created form.

Sugar is cancer fertilizer and absolutely must be removed from the diet. It fosters inflammation and acidity that are both damaging to DNA and normal cellular function. Artificial sweeteners are “read” by the immune system as “foreign matter” compound the negative impact. Stevia, an herb, can be used for sweetening with no negative impact.

It’s quite possible that prescription drugs taken on extensively can deplete essential nutrients we must have in building healthy well functioning body cells. If a pharmaceutical is depleting nutrients, it is critical to find out how you can replace the particular nutrients being lost. I caution that man-made vitamins are often “read” by the body as foreign matter and can be damaging rather than helpful. Nutrients are best delivered in food and we can choose foods rich in what we particularly need to replace.

Habitual shallow breathing is a seldom considered friend of cellular level depravity that can lead to cell sickness and death. I personally use periodic deep breathing exercises that can be done anywhere. I also purposely breathe deeply in my exercise routine which is doubly beneficial because it moves lymphatic fluid that bathes body cells and carries off debris and toxins.

Sleep habits impact our genes immensely. There are many studies demonstrating a negative impact on DNA from such things as sleep deprivation and irregular sleep patterns. We know that every healthy cell has two anti-oncogenes (anti-cancer genes) and sleep deprivation is a threat to these. We need both genes intact.

Ingested, breathed-in, or absorbed toxins (including those in skin products) are often overlooked culprits for damaging and altering DNA. We can benefit from thinking of our largest body organ-our skin-as another mouth because considerable materials are transported via bloodstream to our body cells once absorbed. Many sunscreens are both toxic and restrictive as they limit skin exposure to sunlight required to make real vitamin D. Artificial vitamin D is basically a potentially damaging hormone (therefore a toxin). We can choose to wear “shade garments” and move in and out of shade periodically.

Persistent toxic thoughts and words (adverse or suppressed emotions) can impact cellular DNA as dramatically as toxic food and water. Body chemistry is measurably impacted in a negative way by persistent negative stresses or emotional insults. A feeling of helplessness is particularly damaging, and fear of cancer happening because of family history (DNA) can bring on such feelings. Bitterness, resentment, and unforgiveness are proven “make you sick stuff” leading to inflammation which can become a hotbed for tumor formation.

Above, I’ve endeavored to list a sampling of the most impactful “lifestyle elements” that can negatively affect our DNA and predispose us to abnormal cellular replication. These elements degrade our health in other ways as well and cancer is essentially a symptom of extreme ill health making effective “treatment of cancer” more a matter of building a body/mind where cancer cannot live than killing off some “alien other” that has randomly invaded our body.

Realizing that cancer has a cause and is never a random occurrence gave me a platform to stand on as I sought to “swing for the fence” in putting this bully dis-eases behind me once and for all. I poured myself into research to “become my own doctor” as my friend suggested. However, even though I’d been a long dormant Christian, I also poured myself out in prayer, which made my healing an “inter-active miracle”. Nevertheless, I found enormous evidence that we are not slaves to our DNA and that only a tiny percentage of disease can truly be attributed to random genetic mutation.

I n my book, “Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life”, I use my own experience to illustrate the how lifestyle changes allowed me make my body inhospitable to cancer. You can also find a list of the references and resources I used in my “inter-active miracle” healing from pancreatic cancer in Appendix 2 & 3 of my book as well as on my website: http://www.slamthedooroncancer.com by clicking the “Resources & References” tab at the top of every page. There are many blog posts on this website that extend the discussions in the book and some of these include links to short videos where I discuss aspects of beating cancer that you might not find elsewhere. My book is available in print and digital form on Amazon.com as well as on my website where it comes with a bonus CD from one of my seminars.

You may also benefit from visiting my Video channel at http://www.gve-tv.com There are several short videos from interviews in which I try to share a sense of hope and specific encouragement that cancer is absolutely NOT an automatic death sentence and we are not the victims we’ve been led to believe. We have a “say” in our health and healing.

Employee Management Concept for Effective Workforce Handling

Employees are the most important determinants of a company’s success, therefore investing in a well framed employee management system will prove to be valuable. However, it should be considered that if they can yield benefits for a company, they can also incur losses if not managed properly. Employee time tracking is one of the features of employee management software. It saves on time and money, and is especially useful in cases of project performance evaluation. This software manages employee time sheets, as well as the record of each employee having a role in the project development. Right from lower levels of management to higher executive management positions, this system is needed for keeping track of each person’s professional contribution to the organization. Each level needs separate criteria designed for performance evaluations.

One of the main aspects faced in any company is regarding the payroll structure for the employees. There are many industries that have many departments and variety of designations where the pay structure varies from top to bottom job positions. Usually if the company strength is 25 or more it is more feasible to hire payroll software. The results of this software are required by the organizations i.e. equal and apt distribution of salary based on the criteria set.

The specialty of employee management software is that it can make to keep note and track of your company’s workforce even by sitting in any corner of the world. Organizations that have more than one office location can benefit well with this system. You can easily have track of your company’s employees and manage their workings. The software measures the total amount of time each employee devotes to a particular project and the skills being used for it. Such records help at the time of performance appraisal and promotions.

It reduces managements costs thus increasing profit percentage and lessened burdens on the company’s funds. EMS is very flexible and can adjust in any company’s frame of working. For all round business development effective employee management is necessary.

Those were primary reasons behind organizations using employee management software, it also helps in keeping track of employee’s time. Compare the features being offered by these service providers, the one that suits your organization’s needs and is according to your budget can be considered. A proper systematic system is required to evaluate their contribution to the company’s profit and growth.

Team Building Workshops – What are the Goals and Objectives?

In any Organisation, and at any level, a facilitated Team Building workshop can be a possible route to improve the Team and to foster high performance. A Team is a powerful entity, as we know from sport. A high performing Team not only achieves success, but also has dynamism and an energy that nurtures individual high achievement and a high degree of job satisfaction.

The Overall Objective

The overall objective of any Team Building Workshop should be that your Team is further down the road towards achieving the status of a high performing Team. This is a useful theme for the workshop, as it keeps the Team thinking forward to where we want to be, and planning how we can get from where we are now to the forward vision.

This fundamental objective gives us a framework that should be part of any Team Building Workshop –

1. Where is the Team now?

2. Where do we want to be?

3. How will the Team get there?

This framework can be used on a Team Build Workshop to address either or both of the 2 separate branches of the Team’s goals and objectives –

1. The Team’s objectives regarding our Team purpose, our Team goals and performance targets

2. The Team’s objectives regarding our Teamwork, how we effectively we work together to achieve our Team purpose and objectives

Both strands will come together at the end of the Team Building workshop, in the form of strategies, plans and actions to take us forward.

Team Purpose Objectives and Goals

When addressing our Team Goals and achievements in a Team Building Workshop, it is useful to begin with a fresh look at your Team purpose and where it fits in the Organisation purpose. It is also important to identify the Organisation’s strategic goals and the goals the Organisation has given the Team, as this is our context.

The objective in a Team Building Workshop then is to ask ourselves –

1. How well placed are we to achieve our Team Goals?

2. What are our strengths as a Team? What have we got to achieve these goals?

3. What is blocking, or preventing us from achieving?

4. What do we need to improve or develop to achieve success?

Our Goals in terms of Teamwork

Teamwork is the way we work together to achieve our goals. It includes our values, attitudes, relationships, and Team processes. The key to removing blocks and moving forward in a Team is to identify what PROCESS can we use to improve on this issue? There will always be a Team process that will improve relationship issues, effective work practices or blocks to high performance.

To move forward as a Team, it is useful to think in terms of Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development. This will give us a good objective framework to identify where we are, and where we want to be.

In the Team Building Workshop, the Team can –

1. Review and assess their current Stage of Team Development

2. Identify their future vision, where we want to be as a Team. This involves both a vision and clearly identified goals.

3. Identify clear short term goals, the next steps we must achieve to move them to the next level

4. Plan how we will do this, strategies and actions to achieve those next steps.

Planning the Team’s Way Forward

Taking the 2 strands of goals together, the Team can sift out the mission critical areas for future development. A good Team Building Workshop should finish with a brainstorm and planning session so that the Team has a plan for improving each specific issue. They leave with action plans and new Team Processes to enable the Team to work effectively together.

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