Saturday, December 22, 2007


It has always been one of my greatest fears in life. I think mostly because it took my mom at the young age of 39, leaving my dad to raise 4 little girls. I was only 8 years old, 3 when she was diagnosed. In some ways that seems like a really long time ago, and in other ways not so long.
Recently two friends that are my age have been diagnosed with cancer. It just seems crazy. Both of their prognosis are very good, thankfully.
For the past decade I have been very into health and nutrition. More recently I've been very interested in "eastern" medicine and more holistic type treatments. I personally have found some to be very effective.
I started reading a book tonight called "Avoiding Cancer One Day at a Time" that so far has been very good and informative on things all of us can do to protect our bodies from harmful toxins and other things from assaulting our health and life, that can produce cancer. Cancer is ruthless. I want to educate myself and those close to me of the things that people can do proactively to reduce the probability. This book has been very interesting so far, I'll probably post tidbits as I read along.

Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time: Practical Advice For Preventing Cancer (Paperback)by Lynne Eldridge (Author), David Borgeson (Author)


Kimberly said...

Thank you for sharing about this book, Shannon! It looks like an interesting one and, actually, reminds me of the email you sent several months back about the same topic. I was raised by a grandmother who made a lot of "alternative" choices in caring for herself and her family and in some ways, I have continued on in that legacy. I'm finding I lack the conviction to take the steps where our eating is concerned, however...I'll look forward to hearing more about this book. I'll take all the encouragement I can get to live healthily! :)

Undomestic said...

Interested in hearing how the book talks about eating patterns as well. Just had this conversation with my husband on the way to the Dells...about maybe I should be more pro-active. Looking for research-based actions. Let me know how the book factors into this! THANKS! Cari