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    Ayurvedic Treatments For Cancer

    July 17th, 2024

    (Disclaimer: these thoughts are not based on scientific evidence but generally available information and personal opinion of the author, you should always consult a medico during treatments whichever form of pathy you follow)

    Cancer has become a very big disease that is affecting many people across the world. No matter what the age of a person is or the social background cancer can happen to anyone. Cancer is a painful disease not only for the person who is suffering from it but also for the people around him. Many treatments have developed all over the world to deal with cancer. It is true that it is a deadly disease that kills a lot of people across the world. However, on the other hand it is a disease that can be cured completely if detected on time. The biggest problem that one faces with cancer is that the treatment is very expensive. Moreover, the possibility of cancer developing back is also very high.

    Cures In Ayurveda

    We in this article will discuss what the possibilities of treating cancer in Ayurveda are. Ayurveda is an ancient medical science that developed in India. Ayurveda believes in a holistic approach. It can treat the patient as per the nature of the patient. In Ayurveda there is a mention of how Cancer can be dealt with. Ayurveda clearly mentions that one should not concentrate only on the part where the cancer has occurred, the whole body of the patient suffering must be taken into consideration to understand how the body works and how the Cancer can spread to the other parts of the body. Ayurveda clearly mentions that until the whole body system is taken into consideration it will not be possible to treat the disease completely and the disease may return back.

    As per Ayurveda when there is a toxin in the body the cells start to multiply as a result they cause cancer. The cells are just trying to fight the toxin. This is why the body must be purified of all the toxins that are causing the disease to spread. In Ayurveda the treatment of cancer includes cleansing of the blood with the help of herbs and adopting a detoxifying diet. The herbs that are given to the patient are circulatory stimulant herbs. These herbs promote circulation of the blood. They increase the efficiency of the body by eliminating the toxins from the blood. This also helps to heal the tissues that are affected. The herbs used boost the strength of the body and help the patient to recover quickly.

    The patient suffer in cancer due as they get emotional and they lose hope to recover. Ayurveda gives a strong stress on how to use meditation and yoga in the process of healing. The patient needs to deal well with the supressed emotions. The treatment has to be very deep. Both the mind and the body have to work together for the patient so that they can fight back the disease. Meditation and Yoga make us strong from within and help us to deal with the issues that we are facing inside our body. A strong and healthy mind can only help a body to become stronger and fight back the deadly disease.

    Personal healing is given a lot of stress in Ayurveda when it comes to dealing with cancer. This is possible with the help of regular sessions of Pranayam. Even spiritual reading is a good method to deal with the emotional trauma that a person goes through during Cancer. The following are the recommendations that Ayurveda gives to people who are suffering from Cancer and they are:

    1. Smoking and alcohol must be avoided at any cost as that can help the cancer cells to spread and reduce the immunity of the body.
    2. Any food that contains high fat must be avoided. This includes any food that comes from an animal source.
    3. Panchakarma therapy is very essential to fight cancer.
    4. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables must be included in the diet as much as possible.
    5. Sugar is something that can lead to the development of cancer and thus it must be completely avoided at any cost for a faster recovery.
    6. Any food that is easy to digest must be made a part of the diet. This will also ensure that there is no toxin accumulation in the body of the person who is suffering from Cancer.
    7. The diet of the person must be planned in such a way that it includes a lot of food items that are capable of fighting cancer. These food items contain chemicals that can boost the immunity of the body and make it strong.

    We will now try to explain how Ayurveda does the treatment of Cancer.

    1. The patient is made to follow a lifestyle that will ensure that the patient stays away from anything that can cause the different doshas like (kapha,pitta and vata). These cause imbalance in the body of the person suffering.
    2. Panchakarma is highly recommended in Ayurveda, with this the toxins are removed from the body.
    3. The digestive powers of the person concerned are restored and attempts are made to ensure that the person gets better digestion ability.
    4. The rasayanas that are used in Ayurveda simply aim at rejuvenation of the body.

    It is surprising that Ayurveda has a long history of treating numerous diseases foe ages and that includes cancer. We have a lot of modern medicines available today and thus the procedures that are recommended by Ayurveda may seem to be old fashioned and too traditional. However, we will say that Ayurveda is also quite effective in dealing with Cancer. Maybe once you get the chemotherapy and radiotherapy is done you can try the Ayurvedic medicines to reduce the pain and help you recover in a healthy way.

    We know that chemotherapy and radiotherapy are painful processes and that is why we are suggesting Ayurveda as an option that can be tried along with the main treatment that you are taking. Once you are completely out of cancer then you can start with Ayurveda to ensure that the cancer does not come back again. Ayurveda is effective but it is slow. Sometimes the patient might not have sufficient time as cancer can spread very fast. It is always a good idea to use Ayurveda to ensure that the cancer does not occur again. Many people from across the world have used Ayurveda as a way to fight cancer and completely get rid of it. Ayurveda is definitely not as expensive as the modern medicines and surgeries that are available for dealing with cancer. We hope that this article will help you to understand how Ayurveda is a good way to deal with a disease like cancer.

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    Financial Planning for Fighting Cancer

    September 8th, 2023

    Cancer is a reality that we all are aware of. It is a disease that can happen to anyone no matter what the age of the person is. In this article we will discuss how we can deal with this disease financially. Cancer today can be cured and that is something we all know. Yet the treatment of cancer is an expensive one and the process is really long.

    It can take years for cancer to get cured and the worst part is that it can come back. When a person goes through the treatment of cancer the physical pain is fine but what matters more is the mental pain of the patient. The pain can become even more if the person is not financially prepared for it. We will try to discuss what we can do in order to ensure that we have enough funds to deal with the treatment of cancer. Especially in countries where people suffering from cancer are huge there is a strong need for a financial planner who can help the patients and families. It has been noted that in some cases more than one family member can also develop the disease and this can be an even more terrible crisis to face.

    The Crisis

    Many financial institutes have seen that families dealing with cancer can go through severe financial crisis. As a result they have come up with funds to deal with this disease in an effective manner. For example if a child in the family develops cancer then either one of the parents has to leave their jobs and take care of the child. This can suddenly become a problem as the money is less and the expenses are huge.

    Not only kid’s even old people find it a challenge to pay for the expenses of cancer treatment. It is true that medical insurance can cover the treatment but to what extent. Moreover, medical insurance pay only for the hospitalization and nothing else. The costs of medicines in cancer treatment itself are huge and that is not covered by insurance. The hospitals and medical institutes realised that the costs of treating cancer is so huge that many people stop the treatment mid-way as they cannot afford the expenses. This leads to more and more suffering as a result the ideas of financial planners for cancer started to develop.

    Financial Planning and Management

    The main aim of financial planning for fighting cancer is to understand how the expenses can be managed in such a way that the financial crisis can be controlled. Managing expenses and reducing debts is the key to financial planning for fighting cancer. There are pro bono financial planners that can help the family members of the cancer patients to deal with this situation. The financial planners regularly meet these family members and try to understand the real cause for the financial problems.

    The aim of the financial planners is to see that the family members can deal with this difficult financial situation. The families find it tough to find a balance between money and their loved ones. What should they do? Should they pay attention to the well-being of the loved ones or think about the money. Actually they have to do both and finding this exact balance is the challenge.

    The plan is always a long term one. It is aimed at looking at how a family can get over the financial crisis over a long period of time. Each family is treated as a separate entity as no two families are the same. The budget needs to be leveraged and balance sheets too. The expenses of cancer are huge and as a result they can only be overcome with time. Long term disability insurance is a good option to deal with the expenses that fall upon the families suffering from cancer. The financial planners are certified for the job and they know well what they need to do. They help the families understand that the situation is actually not as bad as they think it to be and as a result they can help the shattered families to sail through this.

    When a family suddenly comes across a disease like cancer they just feel so lost and do not know what they would be doing next. How to deal with this crisis and they start losing all hope and get into depression. A qualified and experience financial planner can really help a family in distress. Many courses are available online and any one working in the field of financial planning can actually take up these courses and try to specialize in this field. Many cancer hospitals are also looking for professionals who can help families to handle the expenses of cancer better. Perhaps in the near future it will be mandatory for all families dealing with cancer to get a financial planner to help them deal with the situation.

    The Pro Bono

    One prominent foundation for financial planning in cancer is Pro Bono for Cancer Campaign. They are also called FPP. They basically work with strategic grants to ensure that they can grow very strong and effective program models to help patients suffering from cancer. FPP is funding many such programs across the country to ensure that the families get a better awareness on how they can deal with the expenses of cancer in a better way. They also try to get grants from non-profit organizations so that they can help people to fight with cancer better and in an effective manner.


    They are trying to reach the families dealing with cancer through a program called the family reach. They have also come up with a program called the CENTS (consumer education and training services). Using this program they can reach cancer patients who are keen on getting individual financial consultation and planning. With the help of CENTS the patients can also approach the bankruptcy attorneys. They can reach out to patient advocates who can help with health insurance and pharmacy assistance too.

    It is true that if there is a family history of cancer then there is a possibility that you might develop the disease sooner or later. It is true that people who have cancer in the family must prepare more for a fund to deal with this disease. In today’s world cancer can happen to anyone so it is always better to be safe than sorry. A family can meet the financial planners and try to work out on a plan just as a precautionary measure too. Many families have gained a lot from the same and will continue to do so in the future.

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    How does Arsenic get into my body? Part – I

    February 18th, 2015

    It is a well known fact that Arsenic is toxic. Arsenic contamination of groundwater is a common problem affecting millions of people around the world. The article starts with a brief overview about arsenic and moves on to discuss how it seeps into groundwater and its harmful effects. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Kidney Cancer Symptoms

    July 17th, 2014

    Cancer is a disease that can happen in any part of the body. We have already discussed that cancer may also develop in the kidneys. Early cancer in the kidneys may not exhibit any signs or symptoms. In this article we discuss the symptoms associated with kidney cancer. It is important to remember that similar symptoms may also be caused by benign conditions but it is always better to rule out cancer.

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    Weight, Obesity and Cancer

    June 3rd, 2014

    We have discussed time and again that weight; obesity and Cancer are all interrelated. In this article we will discuss in more details how. When a person gets obese there are lot health complications that can happen. Obesity can be dangerous to both men and women.

    Types of Cancer and Obesity

    When a woman gets obese she is at increased risk to develop cancer in her breast (this happens mostly after menopause). Some women also can develop cancer in colon and rectum. Cancer in uterus can also be associated with obesity in women. When women become obese they also get cancer in kidney, pancreases and Esophagus. Some women may get ovary and cervix cancer as they are obese. It is not that only women stand the risk of getting cancer due to obesity even men has an equal chance of getting cancer due to obesity. Men who are obese tend to be so for all their lives. Women on the other hand mostly become more obese post menopause which can be a great problem.

    Menopause and Cancer

    Women mostly tend to put on more weight after menopause. This is the time that they also develop the chance of cancer. We recommend all women that they should be extra careful of their diet and exercise as they are nearing menopause. This can ensure that they have a healthy life and they stay away from all cancers that can be caused by obesity. We are not saying that you should become lean. All that you must do is maintain a good health and a normal BMI.

    The Other Extreme: Size Zero

    If you are too thin that too can lead to many other complications. Apart from maintaining a good BMI you must also ensure that you lose weight slowly. If you are too fast with your weight loss then too you may complicate your health. If you have put on a lot of weight after menopause then you must ensure that you meet a good doctor and dietician. When you get the proper guidance you will be able to deal with the obesity issue better. Gradual weight loss is definitely recommended. Crash dieting is also not recommended. You must eat healthy and smart.

    Why Obesity is Risky?

    Some cancer is associated with obesity simply because they cause the immune system to become weak. When the immune system becomes weak you tend to become more prone to catch cancer. With obesity there are certain hormones in the body that increases. These are insulin in both men and women and estrogen in women. These hormones can cause all the various types of cancer that we have discussed above. Insulin can help the cells to glow this is exactly why the chances of developing cancer increases. Obesity can also increase the protein in the body.

    These proteins increase the functionality and production of some hormones that lead to cancer in the body. Weight, obesity and Cancer do go hand in hand. Not only cancer obesity can also cause many other diseases. Obesity if genetic then there is not much that can be done. Yet if the person is very determined he or she can ensure that they do not get obese. Obesity can also be caused by lifestyle. Some people eat a lot and eat a lot of junk and oily food. This can be controlled. Exercise, meditation and Yoga can all be used in order to ensure that a person can fight obesity better.

    When you become obese you must try all the means to control this from becoming a bigger issue. When you can control your weight you will feel healthier. It is not that you cannot fight obesity all that you need is the determination to do so. Many people across the world have fought obesity successfully. Just love yourself and the people who matter to you and you will be able to achieve the BMI. Obesity is also caused by drinking.

    People who are involved in drinking stand a high chance of becoming obese. Try to reduce or completely leave alcohol at the earliest. If you have been obese for a major part of your life then you must contact your doctor and do at least two cancer screenings in a year. This will ensure that if you are getting cancer it can be detected and treated on time. There is not denial of the fact that there is a direct relationship between cancer and weight. Some steps that we have mentioned above will ensure that you lead a healthy and a happy life that is free from weight, obesity and Cancer.

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