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Re: [MOL] Remission vs cancer free



Thanks for the informative letter.
Christine

At 08:39 AM 31/08/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Christine,
>
>The key is "feeling good" is included in the overall positive attitude
>and welfare during recover and especially after recovery. We never know
>whether we are cancer free or not, but since there are no visible means
>of telling, then why not feel that we are cancer free and for the most
>part that is true. There have been many studies about this. For example
>there had been studies where individuals in a "cancer free" or remission
>status had been separated into this study and those that were told to
>believe they were cancer free vs those that were told they were in
>remission..Upon some period of time, those that were told they were
>cancer free expected a longer quality life than  those that were told
>they were in remission. I don't recall where I read or heard that, but
>was actually told by several psychologists/psychoneuroimmunologists. The
>mind/body connection is a remarkable tool and combination. We are and
>can be what we believe to be and that can be utilized in our daily
>reminders and therapies as a purpose for living and feeling good. I know
>I am rambling, Christine, but it works for us.
>
>God Bless
>marty auslander
>
>Christine White wrote:
>> 
>> I love your attitude. After my breast cancer surgery and radiation, the
>> doctor never said anything, but I believe I am cancer free.
>> Thanks for the affirmation.
>> Christine
>> 
>> At 06:18 PM 30/08/98 -0700, you wrote:
>> >DEarest GAil,
>> >
>> >May I make a suggestion?  when the Doctors said that Barb was in
>> >remission.....a Very brilliant psychologist told us that we should
>> >believe that Barb is "cancer free" not to say remission, because
>> >remission implies, may come back..Cancer free implies forever and no
>> >thought of cancer coming back. With that in mind we believe it to be
>> >very positive, an emotional positive impact. So we believe that my Barb
>> >is cancer free and it feels so much more rewarding than to be concerned
>> >with the thought of something coming back, remission, and may never
>> >happen. Just a suggestion. WE try to provide the most positive of
>> >thoughts, so hope this one is a good affirmation for you....."cancer
>> >free". Just enjoy
>> >
>> >God Bless
>> >marty auslander
>> >
>> >gail.estes wrote:
>> >>
>> >          "gail.estes" <gail.estes@mci2000.com
>> >> Thanks Marty,
>> >> I will read and absorb the information on sugar.  I know that I need to
>> be on a healthful path of eating.  I keep thinking that I was given this
>> gift of remission and here I go being self destructive with my diet.
>> >> I was so good about doing relaxation and self hypnosis and visual
>> imagery while I was ill and now I can't see to get it together.  I have
>> seriously considered going back to my psychologist for help.  I think a lot
>> of it is just being lazy!  Gail
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Martin Auslander <fitecancer@earthlink.net>
>> >> To: Medical On Line Forum <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>> >> Date: Sunday, August 30, 1998 8:03 AM
>> >> Subject: [MOL] TWo Part Series On Harmful Effects of Processed Sugars
>> >>
>> >> >Good Morning My FRiends,
>> >> >
>> >> >I know I am going to get some flack from these two articles, but when
>> >> >you believe strongly about the benefits and essentials experienced of
>> >> >recovery from cancer and the information that is processed while
>> >> >researching, I thought it best to provide you with this information.
>> >> >There are many sources that will support the following information
and I
>> >> >would be glad to share with you. Essentially it is not that different
>> >> >than any oncology/nutritionist or homeopath or holistic medical
>> >> >professional would say.  While there is much information and truth to
>> >> >what the following articles indicate, I will say that  Barb and I
>> >> >believe that we must do everything in moderation. If sugar or stress or
>> >> >the things that we like, and yet believe to be wrong for us in excess,
>> >> >it is for us to equally know that we should not give up the things that
>> >> >we like entirely. Now, if you are like me...when you see one cookie you
>> >> >will eat ten..then the thing to do is just give it up cold
turkey....say
>> >> >like smoking.  That is just my opinion.
>> >> >
>> >> >Aside from all that, I hope you will find the two part articles on
>> >> >"Harmful Effects to Processed Sugar" and "Tumors Feed Off Sugar"
>> >> >interesting and beneficial. Now, please no arguments....these are just
>> >> >some thoughts that I might share with you and for you to chose as you
>> >> >may. My arguing days are over...too old for that and the energy that I
>> >> >need is to keep researching so that my Barb stays well and that
whatever
>> >> >I provide to you is beneficial. However, I would accept friendly debate
>> >> >and additional information for our benefit as well.
>> >> >
>> >> >God Bless
>> >> >Your Friend
>> >> >marty auslander
>> >> >
>> >> > article from LInda G. Rector,N.D., Ph. D.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >Healthy Healing: benefits. Sugars include raw, brown, natural,
yellow D,
>> >> >
>> >> >sucanat and white sugar. All can be physically addictive, and add
>> >> >
>> >> >nothing but calories to your body.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >Excessive sugar consumption has many detrimental effects, but the
>> >> >
>> >> >interest in this book is that sugar can be a major interference in a
>> >> >
>> >> >healing program.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >REgular sugar intake is known to play a negative part in a host of
>> >> >
>> >> >common diseases: diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart disease, high
>> >> >
>> >> >cholesterol, obesity, nearsightedness, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis,
>> >> >
>> >> >gout, indigestion, yeast infection, and tooth decay. It provides  a
>> >> >
>> >> >breeding ground for staph infection. Sugar is addictive, and like a
drug
>> >> >
>> >> >or alcohol it affects the brain first, offering a false energy lift
that
>> >> >
>> >> >eventually lets you down lower than when you started.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >#Excess sugar consumption has been shown to depress the  body's immune
>> >> >
>> >> >system response and resistance to disease, by inhibiting the release of
>> >> >
>> >> >growth hormones. It also lowers disease control, a proven fact for
those
>> >> >
>> >> >with diabetes and hypoglycemia, and now becoming known as well for
>> >> >
>> >> >people with high triglycerides and blood pressure and immune system
>> >> >
>> >> >diseases.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >#Sugar requires the production of insulin for metabolism- a process
that
>> >> >
>> >> >promotes the storage of fat. Metabolized sugar is transformed into fat
>> >> >
>> >> >globules, and distributed over the body where the muscles are not very
>> >> >
>> >> >active, such as on stomach, hips and chins. Every time you eat sugar,
>> >> >
>> >> >some of those calories become body fat instead of energy.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >#Excess sugar can upset mineral balances in the body. It particularly
>> >> >
>> >> >drains away calcium, overloading the body with acid-ash residues that
>> >> >
>> >> >are responsible for much of the stiffening of joints an dlimbs in
>> >> >
>> >> >arthritic conditions. Sugar ties up and dissolves B vitamins in the
>> >> >
>> >> >digestive tract, so that they cannot act. Skin, nerve and digestive
>> >> >
>> >> >problems result.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >Now, there is alot more, but in conclusion this article went on to
>> >> >
>> >> >say:
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >The good news is that just because you follow a sugar free diet doesn't
>> >> >
>> >> >mean you have to give up good taste or the comforts of sweetness.
>> >> >
>> >> >Naturally -occurring whole food sweeteners, such as fruit, honey,
>> >> >
>> >> >molasses, maple syrup can satisfy the sweet need. They can be handled
>> >> >
>> >> >and metabolized easily by the body in its regular processes."
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >article from LInda G. Rector,
>> >> >
>> >> >N.D., Ph. D.
>> >>
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