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Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness — so why isn’t the medical community helping patients?

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

“But shouldn’t physicians consider the whole patient – body and mind – so that they can suggest behavioral health tools that will alleviate both the root causes and the symptoms of disease? When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally at last.”

“It wasn’t until I was fifty-one-years old that a physician sat me down and asked me the most important question of my life – one that would lead me to better health than I’d had for decades: “Were there any childhood traumas or stressors that might have contributed to the extreme level of inflammation you’re experiencing as an adult?”

“My physician explained that ongoing adversity in childhood leads to a chronic state of “fight, flight or freeze.” Researchers at Yale had recently shown that when inflammatory stress hormones flood a child’s body and brain, they alter the genes that oversee our stress reactivity, re-setting the stress response to “high” for life. This increases the risk of inflammation, which manifests later in cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases like mine.”


Just had to share this important post by Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of Childhood Disrupted. Yes, all physicians should consider the whole patient. While we cannot change what happened in our childhood, we can alter its effects on us –something most oncologists completely overlook as a critical part of treatment and recovery. To read the article, Childhood trauma leads to lifelong chronic illness — so why isn’t the medical community helping patients? please scroll down to the original post.

Want to know more? buy Nakazawa’s book Childhood Disrupted.

If you have experienced childhood stress or adversity, or believe you may have other repressed emotional traumas, please consider EMDR, EFT tapping, and other healing modalities.   For more information, please click HERE.

You may also want to read:

Changing the Cancer Environment

How Unresolved Trauma Causes Cancer

The Potions Behind the Motions: Healing Elyn

~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor and holistic cancer strategist who helps people make better, healthier, non-toxic choices. She emphasizes the critical nature of addressing the root cause of cancer and not just its presenting symptoms (such as the tumor). Elyn specializes in understanding the role of estrogen in breast cancer and debunks the myths associated. She is a Contributing Editor for The Truth About Cancer and was creator and host of the Survive and Live Well Radio Show on the Cancer Support Network. Elyn is on the Medical Advisory Board for BeatCancer.Org and is on the Advisory Board to the Radical Remission Project. Elyn was the former Executive Director of the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Contact Elyn via her website. Elyn offers consults via Skype, phone or in person.

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ACEs Too High

ADonnaDadWhen I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor’s dock when I saw an ambulance’s flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a harbinger that my childhood was over.

At the hospital, a surgeon performed “minor” elective bowel surgery on my young dad. The surgeon made an error, and instead of my father coming home to the “welcome home” banners we’d painted, he died.

The medical care system failed my father miserably. Then the medical care system began to fail me.

At fourteen, I started fainting. The doctors implied I was trying to garner attention. In college I began having full seizures. I kept them to myself, fearful of seeming a modern Camille. I’d awaken on the floor…

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Save Your Life With Prudence: Online Course

In Alternative Cancer Therapies, Cancer, Healing Cancer Naturally, Uncategorized on April 17, 2016 at 7:55 am

PrueOnline course for people struggling with cancer or another chronic disease

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer or another chronic illness, you know firsthand the confusion that surrounds many traditional and non-traditional therapies.The media is reporting some pretty scary statistics about cancer and chronic illness, essentially, Americans seem to be getting sicker and sicker.How do you know who you can even trust let alone figure out what is the right choice of therapies and medicine for you or your loved one? Is there such a thing as common sense medicine these days and are we capable of actually loving the medicine we choose?

Yes there is, and I’m so pleased to be able to introduce you to a woman who has spent the past 3 decades researching about integrative, nutritional, mind-body therapies, and self-healing methodologies – or what she refers to as “common sense medicine.” Twenty-eight years ago Prudence Sinclair was diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma and was given only 6 months to live.

She is literally living proof that we all have the power to heal ourselves and shape our destinies. Prudence is on a mission to flip cancer and disease on its head and she’s created a riveting 6-week online teaching and mentoring program to help you heal your life. In this course she shares many of the tools and techniques she used 28 years ago to heal herself of malignant cancer.

If you or a loved one are feeling scared, anxious or overwhelmed, I urge you to sign up for Prue’s amazing program. It is, quite literally, life changing.

Learn more and get a sneak peek at the 6-week program – jam-packed with 25 modules, worksheets, videos and mp3’s. Download the freebies – mp3’s created by Prudence especially for you to help heal your life.

Also, I am pleased to announce a special 30% discount is available right now and an extra 10% will be applied when you Click Here. That’s a total of 40% off her program for the next 10 days. Special discount ends April 26th, 2016.

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Muscling up Against Disease: Cellular Memory and Your Health

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Every cell in your body holds hundreds of pages of information which characterizes who you are. Your cells contain DNA which is the blueprint of your body–DNA you inherited as well as your very own memories. Your cells remember and hold all the information from your past right up to the present and are constantly updating this information. This cellular memory retains information on all levels of your being, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

When you go through a traumatic experience, your body suppresses the overwhelming situation by storing the memory in your cells, and you can carry these memories with you for your entire lifetime. You may be holding onto negative memories that go right back to when you were a child. Each time you experience the same negative emotions your cellular memory is activated and you experience the same anxiety response as when you first lived through the experience. If your body and spirit are not strong enough, the body will break down and never recover; the result being the development of cancer.

My oncologist spoke of this to me; he had me trace my life back to my childhood.  He said likely something had happened to me—some suppressed trauma that is the cause of my cancer.  I remember being surprised, but since then have developed a better understanding.

Breast cancer, for example, is often the result of abuse or neglect on the part of a male figure.  Ovarian cancer is often the symptom that presents when a woman has selflessly given up a significant passion for the benefit of others, typically family. Constant conflict, guilt and shame, can easily paralyze the body’s most basic functions and lead to the growth of a cancerous tumor. Cancer can also be the response of the negative emotions stemming from resentment and anger.  “A Leap of Faith”, the 1980’s true-story movie about Debbie Ogg, is a great example.  Once Debbie was able to resolve the suppressed resentment and anger from the traumatic sickness and death of her mother, she was able to heal from her “incurable” Lymphoma.

The most common emotional wounds that can manifest as serious physical disease are abuse, rejection, abandonment, humiliation, betrayal and injustice. Some people have endured a number or combination of these wounds. The take-home is that any physical problem is a manifestation of dis-ease on psychological and/or emotional levels.

If we want to cure our cancer, we must find the cause of our cancer. If we don’t find the cause of our cancer, and merely treat the symptoms (such as the tumor), we have a strong chance that it may recur.

It’s Not Just About the Mind….

Cellular memory can also help us find the physical root causes of illness and its contributors with the use of applied kinesiology (muscle testing). I was curious about this so I consulted with Mike Carey, who has been doing muscle testing for many years and has used cellular memory and the electricity of the body to determine the cause and the natural remedy for many illnesses.  Working with Mike, I discovered that I had heavy metal toxicity and that some common herbs might correct the imbalances that have been making me sick and causing me great pain.  Just one week after starting my remedies, my liver toxicity and heavy metal poisoning were gone; the pain in my hands I have had for over ten years had subsided–two weeks later and the pain is pretty much gone.  With the pain, goes some illness-supporting inflammation. For the full story: Cellular Memory and Your Health.  

Deep down I know that there were many contributors to my demise, so as I like to be proactive about my health, I take it on from all angles.

Most of us have a complicated soup that created a cancer-friendly environment.  Be it trauma, heavy metals or something else, again, we need to find the root cause of our cancer.  A poor diet, one that is devoid of nutrients, does not in itself cause cancer, but it leaves us defenseless.  My best advice is to change the cancer environment—uncover and resolve the causes of our cancer and move on to a life of wellness.  And, please….eat your vegetables.

MEDICAL ADVICE DISCLAIMER:  Reading the information in this post does not constitute a physician-patient relationship. The information included in this post is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice nor a cure for cancer. Always consult with your healthcare provider regarding a medical condition or any treatments.

~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, keynote speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. She is also on the peer review board of the Natural Standard Database. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.

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