Adding Injury to Insult is an Over-looked Cancer Cause
Certainly one of the first questions people asks once they begin breathing again after the shock of hearing the “C word” pronounced over their lives is “What caused this to happen to me?” Rarely if ever will they get an answer from the diagnosing doctors because, frankly, the cause of cancer is hardly the focus of conventional western medicine. If the cause was the focus of conventional medicine, I believe from what I learned and applied to my own life, the highly lucrative pharmaceutically dominated cancer industry would be quite threatened financially. Cancer, however, is not a dragon to be slain after the model of polio or smallpox. It is a condition its “host” absolutely must aggressively participate in eradicating.
We have such complex and amazing built in healing mechanisms that our bodies battle against physical and mental “insult” in wonderful ways. King David, the Psalmist, knew in his soul (mind, will and emotions) these complexities of his, and our, creation:
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul know right well. Psalms 139:14 (KJV) (Emphasis added.)
Our immune system, alone, performs repeated miracles of healing every time we are wounded in any way. However, our immune system is designed to respond to occasional temporary insult or injury. If it is pressed into continuous acute response, chronic inflammation in body tissue results. That inflammatory condition eventually becomes systemic forcing the cells of our bodies to function under stress for as long as possible. Eventually these cells are forced to resort to some vile survival habits that often lead to malignancy and, unchecked, to death. Remember this point when we later discuss oxygen versus cancer in Key Eight.
There are two main sources of inflammation — stress and trauma. Both of these can be considered as “insults” to the body and soul (mind, will, emotions) regardless of whether the injury initiated as physical or mental/emotional. Personally, I realized early on in my cancer battle, through a revelation I share in Slam the Door on Cancer, that my cancer was the result of a long embedded bitterness and resentment (emotional stress) rooted in a severe physical and emotional trauma beginning decades earlier. I had never dealt with the “insult” of this stress and trauma and it was literally “burning me up” by causing the recycling of inflammatory chemicals in my body/mind.
Inflammation is comparable to fire. It is useful under certain conditions and devastating when fueled out of control. Rampant inflammation sabotages our immune system so that dis-ease becomes disease manifesting in ever increasing discomfort.
This discussion is expanded in my book, Slam the Door on Cancer and Lock It Out of Your Life
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