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Cancerous Tumors

By: Caroline Sutherland

Sometimes there can be a relationship between cancer and a childhood illness.

This article refers to a man who had a cancerous tumor removed from his left lung. He suffered from asthma as a child and wondered if there could be a correlation. He is currently healing from the surgery and is about to begin chemotherapy. The prognosis is good but he feels weak and listless.

These are my suggestions as he moves forward on the road to recovery:


Keep a positive focus on the body’s capacity to recover. Speak to your body and encourage it to repair on all levels. The pivotal question in terms of any illness is to engage the will to live. Ask yourself the question “What is my will to live.”  On a scale of 1 – 10, the will to live should be high – 7 or above. If you intuitively sense that it is less than 5, do your best to engage it. Bless everything in your life – even your illness and fill your body with gratitude and love. As soon as this takes place, the energy for healing will flood back into your body. The left side of the body is considered to be the feminine or receptive side. The lungs, in Chinese medicine represent grief.

It is interesting to note that he suffered from asthma as a child. Asthma on an emotional level can stem from an overbearing or smothering mother or grief from a loss or disappointment in relationship or career.

I suggest a wonderful CD that is available from my website “Letting Go of The Past and Moving Forward” which has helped to calm and inspire many people with cancer and other challenging situations.


On the physical level, the aim is to strengthen the body and rebuild the immune system. Food allergies can play an important role here. Any food, to which the body is intolerant, can initiate a histamine response and weaken the immune system. Few people are aware of the negative effects of common foods.

I suggest that you eliminate wheat-based products from your diet. Wheat is a very common allergen and can make a person tired, not to mention contributing to arthritic symptoms, due to carbohydrate content and gluten – use 100% rye bread or rice instead. Milk-based products are mucous-forming and can affect the respiratory tract as well. While you are recovering, I suggest eliminating dairy products and substituting small amounts of rice milk, almond milk or soymilk into the diet.

Now look at your home environment – are you exposed to molds, pet dander or airborne allergens? All of these impact the lungs.

When a person has had a serious illness, iron and B vitamin levels can be low. I suggest B vitamins and an absorbable liquid iron supplement. Red meat is one of the best forms of absorbable iron and B vitamins. If you are not currently eating red meat, you might consider adding it to the diet twice a week. Beef broth or beef soup can also be helpful.

In considering chemotherapy, I suggest you take a look at Insulin Potentiation Therapy IPT or low dose chemotherapy without side effects take a look at

Did you know that cancer cells are glucose supported? Any fast-growing cell needs sugar to live. Along with all of the above strategies, keep sugar intake as low as possible.

Finally I suggest a visit to your local holistic health care practitioner who can assist you in building your immune system and body’s defenses. Take time to explore the core emotional issues and release them. Then the body is well on its way to experiencing a whole new level of wellness.

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