Welcome to Real Health Hope. The purpose of this blog is to share information and encourage people who are dealing with cancer or other diagnoses. The shared information is not meant to be medical advice but it is meant to bring to readers some of the resources that have helped others facing cancer. If you have questions, please click the "contact" page tab at the top of the page and email your question. This is NOT a site to debate theology or medical philosophy. It is simply an informational site. I hope you are blessed by the site.
Monday, July 28, 2014
I invite you to visit my new blog, www.slamthedooroncancer.com to read an excerpt from my book, Slam the Door on Cancer.....and lock it out of your life.
Friday, July 25, 2014
The Bible book of James was very important to me in my healing--a fact that fascinates me since I was such a latent believer that I didn't even know there was a Book of James at the time of my diagnosis. In the book, Slam the Door on Cancer ....and lock it out of your mind, I weave my story through the text to illustrate the science and Scripture convergence in a "real life situation". In James, the Lord's brother and writer of what is often called "the Proverbs of the New Testament" teaches about the "royal law of love". As I wrote the book, this law became obvious to me and it's role in healing is essential. I am sharing an excerpt from the book that introduces the section where I share revelation regarding the "pure or royal laws (principles)" of the universe --natural and supernatural, which of course are in agreement. The book further elaborates on the pure law of love as well as work and stewardship showing the practicality of these principles in health.
THE EXCERPT: "Let’s examine three basic categories where natural and super-natural laws of love converge as we seek to understand all we have available to enable us to lock cancer out of our lives. Nineteenth century scientist-theologian, Henry Drummond, implied in his classic, Natural Law and the Spiritual World 1 that the term “law” essentially means “a series of linked phenomena” responsible for explaining order that has already been set in place or created. Law is law - it is in place where we “see” it in nature and “know” it in spirit without conflict. Jesus used parables of natural law to illustrate spiritual law - for example, the parable of the sower. Drummond actually says natural and spiritual laws exist as “the same law”. I believe we can apply Drummond’s insights to the “cascade of events” that can move us from the “healthy state” to the “disease state” which I refer to later and list more specifically in Appendix Five. The reversal back to the “healthy state” has both natural and spiritual aspects, which are within the “pure laws (principles) of health” in love, work, and stewardship.
Galatians 5:22-23 I believe, can help us understand Drummond’s point regarding “laws” or principles underpinning health: And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (YLT) “Long-suffering” can also be translated as “patience” in this Scripture.
Simply stated, the price to pay for real health and wholeness is living a beautiful life spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically.
Whenever I say this in a seminar, I sometimes sense a “bristling” within some attendees who have lost loved ones to cancer - loved ones they believe “lived beautiful lives”. I understand the sensitivity and I mean to speak about this subject compassionately, but I cannot hold back insights that may help keep other loved ones from being lost too early. “The good die young” is a cliché rooted in a grieving need to explain away losses such as those cancer too often causes. Somehow, our thoughts and words bubble up from broken hearts where the enemy has painted an evil bulls eye and buried his lying fiery darts such as, “We can’t know God’s purpose in these things.” Or, “Sometimes God chooses not to heal ‘for the greater glory,” etc.
In fact, many churches and denominations build un-Biblical doctrines to rationalize sorrowful disappointment. The enemy gets his licks in when false doctrines knock the “Sword of the Spirit” out of the hands of God’s people, dilute their prayers, and empower the “thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy” (see John 10:10). We will continue looking at these difficult subjects because we often mourn the loss of righteous loved ones to disease like cancer not realizing that what they may have thought or spoken into their own lives ultimately undermined their health. Please bear with me on this point for now. I understand that it is sensitive; however, I believe our next topic will begin to bring some soothing insights."
This post is also shared on my blog, www.slamthedooroncancer.com where you can purchase the book and receive a FREE CD of my recent seminar on "Changing Perspectives on Healing from Cancer"
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Get Organized to Participate in Your “Inter-Active Miracle”
Apparently for a lot of people, including nominal “Christians”, knowing the location of a tumor is enough information on which to base life or death choices even without getting additional information or opinions--especially God’s opinion. Driven by fear and panic they just want that thing out of there asap. “Somebody bring the pink “Foo Fue dust and hurry!” I knew this undermining fear and panic all too well from the moment I first heard the “C Word” pertaining to my own body, Somehow, through the initial fear, God heard my honest, simple “foxhole prayer” spoken before I made treatment decisions and my miracle began at that very point. I had a deep hole to climb out of and had no intention of hanging around the edge once I reached daylight. I was NOT about to settle for “remission” or some kind of treatment that I’d watched suck the “life force” out of so many others. I had long thought of most cancer treatments as sort of like whacking your foot with a sledge hammer to get rid of an ingrown toenail. These treatments just did not make sense to me and even fear and panic didn’t change that fact.
I have never understood “remission” as a goal because the very word imparts “fear of relapse” which, to me, seems like settling for “temporary health” which I see as setting the “hope bar” purposely low? Throughout my battle, I was very careful to never speak or allow others to speak the word, “remission”. As something of a “medical insider”, I was fortunate to know that a lot of literature points to “remission” as verbiage for “adjusting” the “success” statistics of certain “orthodox cancer treatments”. This point is covered in other books listed in Appendix Two at the end of the book, Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life. On my original blog, www.realhealthhope.com , the May 31, 2012 post entitled “New Take on Unproven Cancer Treatments” referenced comments made by Dr. Otis Webb Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society. These comments may surprise you. Brawley’s entire speech is available at http://youtu.be/3ho_LMBiHVg .9
It turns out from my personal research that “specialized” medical folks (“kinds of doctors”) commonly have vague and varied theories about the origin of many different “kinds” of cancer. The genetic theory apparently has hardly panned out as anticipated. There are a few publicized and sometimes unclear links to specific environmental toxins--among them tobacco and asbestos; however, beyond these, it seems enough to just declare: “You have pancreatic cancer.” “You have colon cancer.” “You have breast cancer.” I believe it more accurate to say “Cancer is manifesting in your body as a tumor in your ___________.” I always wondered how such an insidious disease could be isolated in one part of an otherwise healthy body. If location defines cancer, why is metastasis such a threat? These questions aren’t frivolous.
In my survival research, I found a great deal of evidence that cancer is a whole body disease. One of the more eloquent writers about this point is long time anti-cancer researcher and activist, Ruth Sackman author of the book, Re-Thinking Cancer. Sackman, makes the case throughout her book that cancer is more of a symptom of the body being in an unhealthy state than a it is a disease. She cites a great many well credentialed scientists, studies, and cases to support her premise. In the “Forward” of her book, Dr. Philip Incao, M.D. says, “cancer does not appear in a vacuum but is a product of the entire physiological and psychological history of its host”. ( p xii) Consider this: if you have a “head cold” or “chest cold”, your whole body (and mind) is in an “unhealthy state”. Cancer is no different in that respect. I urge you to consider that where a tumor is located does not actually explain what cancer is. Dr. Johanna Budwig in her book, Cancer--the Problem and the Solution, says, “Cancer is a disease of the entire body. In therapy the entire life process must be given the possibility to heal and to overcome the cancer disease.” (p51) In the book, Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life, we take a closer look at cancer as an indication of the entire body being in an “unhealthy state” in Chapter Three.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I hope you will come on over to my new website/blog and check out several new posts there. The same information and encouragement long established in this site is extended on that site.
Also hope you will check out the book, Slam theDoor on Cancer and lock it out of your life, currently available in print or Kindle formats on www.amazon.com. It can be borrowed in Kindle format as well.
The book is being very well received. I did a seminar this week and shared some of the information in the book. It organizes much of the encouraging information shared in this blog for several years now and adds additional information.
I wrote the book with my blog readers in mind hoping to organize and enhance the information shared here.
I invite you to www.slamthedooroncancer.com.....come join me there. Here is a video review of the book.
Monday, June 9, 2014
|Brass Butterfly acrylic on board by Jacquie Woodward|
I am sharing a link to an article I hope all my blog readers will check out. It is entitled "Do Your Genes Determine Your Destiny?" and published in Home Cures That Work by Barton Publishing.
The content of this article, written by Dr. Scott Saunders, M,D,, well explains the basic concepts of the science of Epigenetics which I reference in the book, Slam the Door on Cancer ...and lock it out of your life.
What do I hope you will gain from reading this article? We have been brainwashed into thinking we are helpless regarding our genetic make-up---our inherited DNA. With rare exception and I mean VERY rare exception, what we see, hear, touch, smell, taste, think, and speak changes our DNA and what we eat (and drink), our sleep habits, and our emotional responses strongly impact our genes.
In short, we DO have free will even though "medical science" has convinced us otherwise. There are recent posts about this subject on my other blog, www.slamthedooroncancer.com as well.
Cancer, indeed disease, is NOT a random occurrence. While the health of the genes in our cells is key and critical for avoiding cancer, we have considerable control over our genetic health and, therefore, considerable control over our resistance to cancer and other disease.
We know for a fact that our body cells die and are replaced by new cells regularly--sometimes the life span is days and sometimes a few years, but we renew our cellular make-up regularly and we have a great deal to say about the genetic plan/DNA that influences the replacement cells.
Our stewardship of our DNA impacts future generations as the stewardship of our ancestors DNA impacts us. We CAN overcome that generational impact we too often believe is "set in concrete". We CAN give our progeny better "stuff" than we received.
It's all about our attitude and choices as is MUCH discussed in my book--in practical ways referencing both science and Scripture.
Choose Life! Deuteronomy 30:19 (ASV)
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
Scripture agrees with science, of course,
Monday, May 26, 2014
Who is the target audience for this book? This book is offered to anyone with an open heart and the courage to consider how he or she might render cancer a non-issue for them and their loved ones. Prevention and healing converge in most aspects of the cancer discussion so the reader need not have been diagnosed with cancer to benefit from this book. I have learned through my blog readership that the information I share is welcomed by a diverse readership worldwide. My relationship with Jesus Christ is, without question, central to my story, but “religious” dogma is not pertinent.
What do you consider the most important insights from this book that would be helpful for avoiding or overcoming cancer?
The book discusses how cancer is commonly misunderstood which facilitates a cycle of fear-enhanced disease. The Biblical story of Job points to the destructive power of such fear: “The worst of my fears has come true, what I've dreaded most has happened.” Job 3:25 (MSG) Quantum physics is revealing the power of our focus, thoughts and words which concurs with what Biblical Scripture has long taught.
We know that fear and faith (even hope) are contradicting emotions and, therefore, cannot coexist. So, the book discusses practical ways to build faith BEFORE making treatment decisions rather than rushing into fear based choices and then desperately praying that these choices work.
This book is meant to be both empowering and instructional. It is written from the perspective of contending to joyfully live out the full measure of our years rather than finding a way to delay death for as long as statistically possible. Through examining the “pure laws of health” including love, work, and stewardship, the book deals with spirit, soul, and body in everyday practical ways. These insights line up with both natural and “supernatural” law which never disagree.
What do you consider the single most important “take away” from this book?
I want the reader to understand that healing is a process rather than an event. Sometimes miracles appear to be spontaneous. God can do anything, but even Jesus gave “pre and post miracle” instructions.
In my darkest moment, I found myself praying that I would live to become an encourager of others being bullied by cancer--indeed by any chronic disease. A light came on inside me, and I realized that “I” was not my body and if “I” wanted a healthy body in which to live, “I” would have to participate actively in restoring the condition of my body and then in stewarding that restoration. I am speaking of joyfully co-laboring with God--not grimly striving.
We cannot be passive and expect healing whether we consider it miraculous or not. Doctors may or may not be able to help us with the healing mechanisms that are an innate part of our creation. The primary healing action is tuning into our Creator to hear how He wants to manifest our healing. There is no “one size fits all” treatment or cure for anything, but there IS always an answer for those who are willing to participate in their own interactive miracle. The answer is “yes”. The “how” is available for download from God infused with unconditional love.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Encouraging Book, "Slam the Door on Cancer . . and lock it out of your life" is now available for Kindle
Announcing Availability on Amazon in paperback and eBook (Kindle) NOW!:
Slam the Door on Cancer . . .
and lock it out of your life
Readers are saying:
"There is such hope in this book. I'm taking 10 copies to my high school reunion this week-end because it's the best gift I can think of to give my beloved friends." A.Hunt
"I just read the introduction and I'm hooked." A. Pearson
"This word needs to get out NOW". C. Wheeler
"This is all new to me but I can't put it down." J. Orick
"This is a bold book and people are looking for the information in it." G. Barrett
Blog Readers: This book came about because so many of you have been reading the blog posts over the past several years and have encouraged me with your loyalty. You are scattered all over the world, but we are all "in this battle together". Writing this book took a year of very concentrated focus and God was in every minute of it. It was hard work but never a struggle.
I hope it organizes the information I have tried to share over the years in a way that informs and empowers you. "It is from my heart and may it be to yours." if I may borrow a statement from Ludwig Beethoven.
Today the Kindle version became available. The paperback has been available for a week. There is a free Kindle App that can be downloaded so that the Kindle version of the book can be read on phones, tablets, and Kindles. Be blessed as you read.