If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, then it is likely that your surgeon will recommend a mastectomy operation. There are several variations of the mastectomy procedure, and the most suitable for you will depend on your situation and the extent of the tumours in your breasts.
If the tumour in your breast is small, then you may undergo a lumpectomy procedure. This is a common, safe procedure and involves removal of the lump and some of the healthy tissue surrounding it, to be sure that all of the tumour cells have been removed.
If the tumour is large or there are several within the breast, then a mastectomy is the more appropriate procedure. This is surgical removal of the entire breast. A simple, or total, mastectomy is when all of the breast tissue is removed. The words “simple” and “total” are interchangeable, and you may find your surgeon using either one of them when discussing the procedure with you. You may need to undergo chemotherapy or hormone treatment before the operation to try and shrink the size of the tumours, making surgery easier to perform. You may be offered a reconstruction at the same time as the removal operation; this is becoming standard medical practice as it helps to reduce the trauma experienced by patients who have had either one or both breasts removed. You do not need to take up this option, but it is something you may wish to consider. (more…)
There is a more simple and highly effective therapy for heart disease than you might think. In fact this is so simple and profound that it would be quite easy to dismiss it, so be open and curious about this rather than closed and critical.
Without doubt Water Fasting is the number one natural therapy for heart disease. If you want to prevent heart attack, stroke and reverse high blood pressure, angina or any other related condition or disease then you might want to look into the beneficial and often miraculous effects of water fasting.
Fasting is an ancient therapy, the animals have been doing it forever, just watch a dog, when it get’s sick it will curl up under a tree and stop eating for a few days until it feels better. Hippocrates noted 3000 Years ago that his patients with inflamed rheumatoid arthritis got better after fasting.
Most diseases we see today are those of excess and so with fasting as a natural therapy for heart disease, it gives the body a rest, so it can repair and regenerate. People with high blood pressure will notice a significant drop in their blood pressure while fasting, for some people this will take a couple of days and for others a couple of weeks and there is a very good reason why this happens.
- When people are used to eating a Standard American Diet, there is a lot of salt in the processed foods and this salt makes you retain water and more water in the blood increases your blood pressure. During the first few days of a fast there is usually a marked diuresis, where people dump the salt and the water, and that brings the blood pressure down.
- When we eat fats and oils in the diet they get into the blood stream and coat the blood cells. The cells start sticking together and becomes more viscous. If your blood is more viscous (thicker) it is like trying to force molasses through a straw, so more pressure is needed, hence higher blood pressure. So when the person starts fasting and this fat intake is no longer present the blood becomes thinner and easier to pump around the body. Thus the blood pressure lowers.
- Inflammation massively decreases during a fast and the veins and arteries open wider than before to allow increased blood flow, which is the key to healing. (more…)