Annie Appleseed Project

The Annie Appleseed Project has lots of good info on natural treatments.

"We need to make it clear that no strategy is 100% effective. The information here is gathered from hundreds of studies and years of observations. Some is 'best guess' but some is absolutely proven.

None of it seems harmful, lots of it is common sense."

Seven Things You Can Do To Improve Your Health

1. Start eating organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Studies continue to show organically-grown foods contain more vitamins and minerals and less chemicals than conventionally-grown food. Think about adding vitamins daily. Remember dietary supplements are NOT a substitute for good nutrition.

And let’s face it, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals are implicated in many ailments including cancer. As more research takes place, we will have more direct evidence.

2. Start exercising. Studies have shown that exercise is beneficial to all aspects of your health, including reducing risk of more/other cancer.

Get your kids exercising too.

You can walk around your room, your block, your neighborhood, ride a bicycle, jump a trampoline, swim, do yoga, tai chi, chi gong, walk a treadmill, etc. Just do it.

Best part, you can do it a few times a day and still get a benefit as long as you combine it with healthy food choices.

3. Healthy food choices include more fruits and vegetables with EVERY meal.

You need a minimum of NINE a day as the National Cancer Institute has stated. Less salt, less sugar, NO hydrogenated fats( bad for the heart). Use olive oil, flax oil (cold only), or ghee. Avoid soda, drink water (maybe with a little vitamin C powder). Eat whole wheat, whole grains, less processed foods. Avoid preservatives and additives like artificial color and flavor.

4. Learn to consciously relax. Meditation, music, art, journaling, yoga, massage, aromatic oils, many other methods will work. Maybe you garden, embroidery, sew, it all works to relax you.

5. Detoxify your body too. Get your lymph system functioning optimally. This is especially important for those of us who have had node dissection. Small trampolines work well for this. Skin brushing is another method. Or self-massage starting at the neck, unaffected arm, or groin to open the lymph drainage channels.

6. Talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider about everything that you do. If you use herbs and you hope they work, then discuss it.

Do we need to even mention this? STOP SMOKING IMMEDIATELY.