By: Lisa Robbins, BScHN, RHN, CTT
Your Healing Plan can be a crucial tool, helping you move forward to optimum health.
Follow the steps below and use the template download to create your own individualized Healing Plan.
Step 1 Put together your holistic support team
Your Integrative Physician or Naturopathic Doctor can order tests for mineral deficiencies or excesses of certain nutrients. Magnesium levels are often low in people with cancer and Calcium levels are often high. Are yours?
Your physician can order diagnostic tests so you know exactly what you are dealing with. What type of cancer, where is it exactly? It’s important to know details however don’t get caught up in owning your cancer or tumor by calling it, ‘my tumor’. Instead, recognize this as a message from your body that you have not been treating yourself as well as you could be. Is this true for you?
SHe can refer you to a specialist who can order tests for glandular function and other specific tests related to your condition. SHe can also order tests for heavy metal toxicity. Many cancer patients have heavy metal toxicity from mercury amalgam dental fillings. Is this you?
Choose a physician who is open minded, supportive and available to you.
Focus on removing the causes of your disease such as toxicity, mineral deficiencies and so on, rather than on the disease itself.
A Holistic or Biological Dentist can help remove toxic mercury fillings and infected root canals.
Most regular dentists (not all) do not accept the theory that mercury is harmful. This is absolutely not true. Mercury is the second or third (depending on who you talk to) most toxic element to human life.
Silver fillings are made up of Mercury, Silver, Tin, Copper and other compounds. Independent tests have shown that Mercury Amalgam dental fillings are dangerous to our health and leak out Mercury on a regular basis. Mercury can have extreme negative effects by interfering with your nervous system, breaking down the structure of neurons and suppressing liver function by interfering with biochemical processes in your liver. Your liver needs to be functioning optimally to clean your blood, complete Vitamin D conversion and heal your body. (2013 Robbins)
This practitioner will be trained in using rubber dams and methods of safely removing mercury amalgam fillings.
Your Holistic Nutritionist can help you formulate a series of cleanses that will help to detoxify your organs, tissues and body systems. SHe will also help you develop a natural nutrition plan that wholly supports your body’s functions while rebuilding and healing damage caused to cells and organs.
SHe will help you decide what supplements are beneficial and what supplements are not. Specifically, Registered Holistic Nutritionists focus on improving nutrient uptake with raw whole natural foods and supplements made from raw whole natural foods and herbs. They recognize that not all supplements are helpful and some may actually be contributing to illness and disease.
This practitioner will be trained in the emotional and spiritual connection to disease and will help provide steps and resources to remove negative blocks that may be preventing you from healing completely.
Your Master Herbalist may be in private practice or may own a health food store or herbal shop. SHe can support your healing journey with specific herbs or combinations of herbs that help to detoxify and heal your body.
Many herbs have extremely powerful properties that can help to open your detox pathways and get things moving through your eliminatory organs, chelate heavy metals, provide valuable nutrients, kill pathogens, viruses, bacteria and fungi and generally improve the state of your health.
Most herbs are medicinal in small quantities and harmful in large quantities or in certain situations or conditions so its important to have a credible source of information.
Your Support Group will provide a safe place where you can voice your fears, share valuable information about healing and focus on moving forward.
In some cases, specific to online groups, people can be negative and force their opinion about new ideas and natural healing therapies. If you run across someone like this notify the Group Admin and ask that they be spoken to or removed from the group. In one case, a woman who chose to heal herself naturally was completely deflated when a woman who claimed to be a physician told her, “Well unfortunately you are the type of person who does need chemotherapy to really get rid of the cancer.”
Thankfully Nuro wasn’t influenced by this woman’s opinion and went on to heal herself completely of non-Hodgkins sub-cutaneous Lymphoma. You can see Nuro’s beautiful healing story here: http://incrediblehealingjournals.com/incredible-healing-journals-presents-nuro-weidemann-on-healing-and-non-hodgkins-lymphoma/
You may also find a local support group that meets weekly or monthly in your church or community center. If you can’t find a support group that is positive and focuses on healing, start your own.
Your Yoga Practice will provide a way to de-stress and detoxify with movement. Yoga is a most healing practice and whether you choose to join a local or online class, be sure your instructor is well trained and privy to the fact that you are dealing with a serious illness.
Whether you choose to do yoga at a class or not, you may wish to bring your practice home so you can enjoy the benefits more frequently, while at the same time improving immune function by lymphatic stimulation through movement. Your lymphatic system is passive, unlike your cardiovascular system, which uses your heart pump to press fluid through your arteries and veins. The lymph system requires movement for optimum flow of lymph fluid through your lymph system, nodes and spleen, your largest and most important ‘lymph node’.
Your Whole Natural Foods Suppliers may be made up of several suppliers of organic whole foods, such as a local health food store, the health food section of your grocer, local farmers, online suppliers and your own vegetable garden.
It may take some digging to find what you need. Just know that you deserve the absolute best and most nutritious food available, so go out there and find it. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Read labels, ask questions and only eat foods and use products that provide optimum healing benefits.
Step 2 Download the Template for My Healing Plan
Here’s what you will find inside the template for My Healing Plan:
Save and print the template, then fill it out … now.
Post it where you can see it every day.
Revise your Healing Plan at least once per year or more often as needed.
Click here to download: http://www.thegoodwitch.ca/healing-plan/
Wishing you much healing and blessings,
Lisa Robbins, BScHN, RHN, CTT
Lorscheider, F.L., Leong, C.C.W. and N.I. Syed. ‘How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration.’ Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. 1999. Electronic video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVbmXXfQg2E. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
Robbins, Lisa. ‘Mercury Toxicity May Be At The Heart of Alzheimers Disease, Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis MS, Autism and Cancer.’ Electronic text, http://thegoodwitch.ca/mercury-toxicity-may-be-at-the-heart-of-many-chronic-neurological-diseases-like-alzheimers-disease-parkinsons-disease-multiple-sclerosis-ms-autism/. Retrieved Feb 2014.
Author of The Cancer Journal Heal Yourself! and Cancer Cure and Survivor Stories