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Below is a list of topics covered in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

Introduction

Part 1: Understand the Cancer Journey

The Emerging Model of Cancer Care

  1. The Tumor Model
  2. The Shift
  3. The Question of Cause
  4. Beyond the Cause: Your Response

The True Sources of Health and Healing

  1. The Will to Live
  2. Hope: The Force that Sets Your Course
  3. Spiritual Connection: Inner Guidence
  4. Relationships: Emotional Intelligence
  5. Mind/Body: Visualizing the Desired Outocme
  6. Physical Exercise: The Five Hour Standard
  7. Nutrition: The Most Healthful Choice

Caution: Overtreatment

  1. More is not better
  2. Overtreating Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer
  3. Chemotherapy: Be Skeptical
  4. Stopping Chemotherapy: A new standard
  5. Fractioned Dose Treatment

A Roadmap To Treatment

  1. Learning from the true experts
  2. The Six Strategies
  3. Implementation Intelligence

Part II: The 50 Essential Things to DoThe First Step: Understand Your Diagnosis

The First Step: Understand Your Diagnosis

  1. Stop Awfulizing
  2. Take Charge
  3. Ask your doctor these questions
  4. Get a second opinion
  5. Become an E-Patient
  6. Rethink the Statistics

The Second Step: Determine your treatment

  1. Understand your conventional treatment options
  2. Gauge your confidence in your medical team
  3. Conviction vs. wishful thinking
  4. Reflect on the treatment Decision
  5. Decide
  6. Give only informed consent

The Third Step: Manage Your Treatment

  1. Believe in your treatment program
  2. Overcome your nausea and vomiting
  3. Make the most of your appointments
  4. Monitor your progress

The Fourth Step: Heal Your Lifestyle

  1. Live “Well”
  2. Operate Under New Assumptions
  3. Schedule Your Wellness
  4. Eliminate Active and Passive Smoking
  5. Adopt this Nutritional Strategy During Treatment
  6. Shop for Nutrient-Dense Food
  7. Hydrate
  8. Know Why You’re Eating
  9. Determine Your Nutritional Supplement Program
  10. Make Exercise Part of your recovery
  11. Sleep More
  12. Find Positive Support

The Fifth Step: Heal with the mind

  1. Study these resources
  2. Analyze your beliefs
  3. “Reframe” your cancer
  4. Evaluate your self-talk
  5. Choose a Daily Affirmation
  6. Manage your toxic stress
  7. Visualize Health and Healing
  8. Maximize Mind, Body and Treatment

The Sixth Step: Embrace Your New Life

  1. Understand the Message of Illness
  2. Live Now
  3. Take time to play
  4. Laugh for Healing Power
  5. Evaluate Your Relationships
  6. Get Beyond “Why?”
  7. Practice Self-Discipline
  8. Choose Your Emotional Style

Seventh Step: Nurture Your Spirit

  1. See Life through spiritual eyes
  2. Value Personal Spiritual Growth
  3. Make Forgiveness a Habit
  4. Exude Gratitude
  5. Practice Unconditional Loving
  6. Share this hope

Part Three

Essential Guides for the Journey

Guide 1: Nutrition and Medicine

  1. The Vitiman D Promise
  2. Cancer and Sugar
  3. Clean Out Your Pantry and Refrigerator
  4. Cook and Shop Helpfully
  5. Sample Menus
  6. The Cancer Recovery “Real Foods” shopping list

Guide 2: Mind/Body and Healing

  1. Illness Representations
  2. Mind/Body visualization exercises

Guide 3: Complementary Cancer Therapies

  1. Counseling
  2. Group Support
  3. Creative Therapies
  4. Spiritual Healing
  5. Energy Work
  6. Bodywork

Guide 4: Alternative Cancer Therapies

  1. Overview
  2. Ayurveda
  3. Homeopathy
  4. Naturopathic Medicine
  5. Traditional Chinese Medicine

Guide 5: Living Well

  1. Cell phones and Cancer
  2. Other Environmental Threats
  3. Environmental Toxins Top 10 Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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