- Earlier this month, my mother was diagnosed with a life threatening cancer. As we began this journey of integrative healing, she urged us not to say the “C” word in her presence, due to the sheer fear it strikes. I share this personal struggle and suffering as an opportunity for contemplation and conversations.
The “C” word, a poem.
Contained in a cellular construct,
chromosomes, a cache of cool coils of complicated connections,
conduct communications to a cadence of compelling certitude.
They carve caverns, through cesspools of chemicals and all….
to create a canvas, with calm calculations and this capacity to catenate.
Coaxed by our commands, the circuits complete, to a carefully crafted conciliation.
Then, circumstantial chicanes crop up, with or without a cautionary call,
with camouflaged causes.
A case of classic con.
The caving into a caustic cesspool commences,
only to clutch on to the cloak of cloudy conundrum.
Some care, others only care to capitalize on the circumstances.
This circus circumvents into a colossal chasm,
created by the confusion and chaos.
Only a concerted clarity of curing the causes,
will convert these cells to their coordinates of calm construct.
Concepts of courage, compassion and comprehensive care,
and those of collaboration, curiosity and clarity are at the core.
The culture of complacency is clearly costing us.
One choice is to conform and concede.
Or we could consider colliding with the causes.
The choice is clear, cure the causes, cure the catastrophe.
Can we cure the cause ? We can, sir!
Commence with collaborating with the community – shall we?
Cancer Prevention Awareness via Craft – The Color Purple project
On the inspiration board, in our practice, we invite our guests to share their experiences and open dialogue, regarding cancer. According to the WHO, 1 in 3 people will get a fatal malignancy in their lifetime. Present day conventional treatments remain dismal, with just as many fatalities due to the “side-effects syndrome”. Conventional treatment focuses on surgery, radiation and chemotherapy with marginal emphasis on nailing the cause down. It focuses mainly on the pathological lesion with a aggressive, gunshot approach, not the ‘cancer process’. Prevention, early detection are clearly very important, the dismal success rate of treatment is (also) attributed to detection of tumors at a very advanced metastatic stage. Modern medicine is reactive, not proactive. It’s a failure at the individual level and a systemic failure.
CURE THE CAUSES.
The interaction of DNA with the environmental factors ( Epigenetics ) has been implicated as the cause of these uncontrolled, highly organized cellular multiplications, we call cancer. It’s important to understand, that cancer is not just a pathological lesion, but a process, it’s a symptom of the body’s inability to sustain homeostasis and healing due to a whole host of causes. These environmental factors that switch on the DNA mutations and cellular dysfunction are :
*Poor breathing ( snoring, congestion, sleep apnea, poor technique, air pollution)
*Poor nutrition ( weak immune system, excessive sugar and processed foods, heavily meat centered diets, alcohol, tobacco, etc.)
*Sleep deprivation, disrupted sleep patterns
*Genetics (only 5 % of all cancers, the rest, 95% are environmental)
*Chemicals (pesticides, fertilizers, petrochemicals, heavy metals etc.)
*Radiation (both ionizing and non-ionizing)
*Vitamin D deficiency
*Viruses (e.g.,Human Papilloma Virus/Cervical cancer)
*Bacerial (e.g., H. Pylori in stomach cancer)
*Prescription drugs (chemotherapy)
*Chronic trauma(physical, and yes, emotional too!)
* ‘Karma’- Personal and Collective. Blaming it on ‘bad luck’ is a myopic strategy. It’s all about cause and effect.
The list goes on, it’s exhaustive. It’s important to note that a genetic inheritance of a cancer causing gene has the ‘potential’ to cause cancer, but the factors listed above have to switch the gene on. The genes are not fatal, it’s our lifestyle choices. What we sow, we reap.
The cure must focus on restoring proper cellular physiology, with organic, bio-available nutrients along with regular detoxification. Being sustainable and green is not negotiable. Any treatment that has adverse effects the immune system, heart, liver, brain, spinal cord, kidneys….(basically all organs at a cellular level) is counter intuitive to the basic physiology of healing. Miraculous recoveries and unpredictable prognosis of current therapies are testament to how poorly this disease is understood and treated. Research is already here, someone needs to connect the dots. Multitude of causes work with many many variables and constants to churn out a balanced equation, which results in wellness. It’s not a linear equation. That explains why someone who has never smoked ends up with oral cancer while the 90 year old guy who smoked like a chimney is live and kicking. Just like antibiotic resistant bacteria, cancer cells come back stronger and more resistant to conventional treatment modalities. Doing more of the same is not going to render different results.
We focus on awareness of causes of cancer, prevention and early detection of oral cancer. The truth is, we all are in the cancer business. We are either contributing to it, profiting from it, evading it, preventing it, fighting it or surviving it. The onus lies in every individual’s hands. Think of a simple, elegant, sustainable solution. Being green, eating organic, having a healthy, wholesome lifestyle, is not a whole lot to ask. Little by little, a little becomes a lot. The Color Purple Project is a tribute to all beings that have survived cancer, even if it was for a day. We can either play victims or play survivors. The choice is ours.
Can we cure Cancer ? Sure can.
With a perspective,
Preet K. Sahota D.D.S
Comments and conversations are most welcome!