How can you assess your risk for cancer and protect your loved ones?

Ocean Robbins, a friend of Kampung Senang, kindly shared this link.

As the below picture is a screenshot of an email to Joyce, the links will not work, but here they are:

Here is the link to The 42 second quiz.

Here is the link to The Food Revolution Network.

 

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Healing Workshops with Leigh Ann Phillips

Photo courtesy of Leigh Ann Phillips

Photo courtesy of Leigh Ann Phillips

Healing workshops will be conducted by Sound Healer, Leigh Ann Phillips, from America. Through Sound and Crystal bowls, she creates an extraordinary healing space to rejuvenate and reconnect to our deepest intelligent and inner child. Sound healing helps to release our stress and tensions, so as to improve the quality of life.

Leigh Ann is also an award-winning singer, song writer, and sound healing educator. Through development of Brain wave entertainment, allowing people to release emotional blocks. She merges sound and music to assist people in leading more healthy and fulfilling lives. Her inner call to help others has taken her all over the world over the last 5 years.

Read an article about Leigh Ann from Sage Magazine.

Register here.

 

 

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Do Sounds Have Healing Properties?

There are may articles on the web about crystal bowl healing.  Here is just one example:

 

“Healing Properties

Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, MD, a cancer specialist of Cornell Medical Center, NY, has found using the bowls, especially with simple chant and meditative practices, assist his clients to come into marked improvement and recovery rates over those using just standard allopathic treatment. Many other practitioners are offering both studies and anecdotal testimony in their use.  I find them to be an extraordinary tool for simply bathing the client in rich sounds, which generate deep feeling states of wellness and relaxation. This can lead the body into a place of homeostasis, which assists the body in self-generative healing. ”

 

Excerpt from The Art of Crystal Bowls for Meditation, Healing, Balance … (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.sunreed.com/faqs/singing-crystal-bowls/the-art-of-crystal-bowls-for-m

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Keeping an open mind

One of my favourite sayings is, “Minds are like parachutes; they only work when they are open”. I keep my mind open in my study of psychology (I’m about to graduate from James Cook University Singapore), and in other areas of life. I believe that cancer patients should also be able keep an open mind about their treatment.  — Ahmad Ishqi

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Why would people with cancer be interested in complementary and alternative methods?1

“People with cancer might think about using alternative or complementary methods for a number of reasons:

  • They’d like to relieve the side effects of mainstream cancer treatment without having to take more medicine
  • They are seeking a less unpleasant treatment approach that might have fewer side effects
  • They want to take an active role in improving their own health and wellness
  • They prefer alternative theories of health and disease, as well as alternative treatments

Complementary and alternative methods are often appealing because they use your own body, your own mind, or things found in nature. Some even promise wellness using a way that sounds simple, wholesome, and without side effects – something your doctor can’t offer. Another plus is that these are things that you, and only you, choose to do.

Many of these methods almost never cause physical harm, while others can be dangerous and have even caused deaths. But by definition, complementary and alternative methods that claim to cure cancer are nearly all unproven – methods that are well-proven to safely fight cancer tend to be adopted into mainstream medicine fairly quickly. Still, there are methods that have been studied and shown to help a person feel better during cancer treatment.”

1 What are complementary and alternative methods. (2015) Retrieved September 02, 2015, from http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/ complementaryandalternativemethodsandcancer/complementary-and-alternative-methods-and-cancer-what-are-cam

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Can cancer be prevented?

“Many cancers develop because of lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol or eating too much fat (especially animal fat). Others are caused by factors in the environment such as sunlight, radiation and some industrial chemicals. By leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding certain risk factors, about one-third of all cancers can be prevented from occurring.”

Source:  Health Promotion Board. (2015) What is cancer. Retrieved August 27, 2015, from http://www.hpb.gov.sg/HOPPortal/health-article/2354

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Singapore total deaths by broad causes

As can be seen from the statistics below, neoplasms (cancer) and cardiovascular disease have increased considerably since 1950.

Year Tuberculosis Other Communicable Diseases Neoplasms Cardiovascular Diseases External Causes of deaths Disease of Early Infancy Other Causes of Deaths Total
1950 12.0% 32.5% 2.8% 6.3% 4.0% 7.2% 35.3% 100%
1955 9.1% 21.7% 6.5% 8.5% 4.9% 11.1% 38.3% 100%
1960 6.3% 18.7% 10.4% 10.6% 5.0% 11.2% 37.8% 100%
1965 6.2% 12.6% 13.9% 13.7% 6.5% 9.9% 37.2% 100%
1970 4.2% 12.7% 15.1% 27.0% 7.9% 5.9% 27.1% 100%
1975 3.7% 11.7% 18.5% 29.4% 4.1% 3.5% 29.0% 100%
1980 1.8% 11.4% 21.0% 34.4% 7.2% 3.3% 20.9% 100%
1985 1.3% 11.6% 22.0% 34.8% 8.1% 2.5% 19.7% 100%
1990 0.8% 10.3% 23.9% 37.1% 7.3% 2.2% 18.4% 100%
1995 0.8% 14.3% 25.2% 35.7% 7.1% 1.3% 15.6% 100%
2000 0.6% 13.9% 27.0% 36.6% 7.2% 0.8% 13.8% 100%
2005 0.4% 17.9% 26.5% 33.3% 6.3% 0.7% 15.1% 100%
2006 0.4% 15.3% 28.8% 33.2% 6.3% 0.7% 15.4% 100%
2007 0.5% 16.1% 27.7% 34.0% 6.0% 0.5% 15.2% 100%
2008 0.5% 15.3% 29.3% 33.6% 5.8% 0.6% 14.9% 100%
2009 0.4% 16.8% 29.3% 32.8% 5.7% 0.6% 14.3% 100%
2010 0.4% 17.2% 28.8% 33.0% 5.5% 0.5% 14.5% 100%
2011 0.4% 17.7% 30.4% 31.7% 4.6% 0.5% 14.6% 100%
2012 0.4% 18.0% 30.6% 31.1% 5.6% 0.5% 13.9% 100%
2013 0.3% 19.7% 30.9% 30.4% 4.9% 0.5% 13.3% 100%

Source:  Ministry of Health. (2015) Total Deaths by Broad Cases | Ministry of Health. Retrieved August 27, 2015, from https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/statistics/Health_Facts_Singapore/Principal_Causes_of_Death.html

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Principal causes of death in Singapore

2012 2013 2014
Total No. of Deaths 18,481 18,938 19,393
% of Total Deaths
1. Cancer 30.1 30.5 29.4
2. Pneumonia
16.8 18.5 19.0
3. Ischaemic heart diseases 16.1 15.5 16.0
4. Cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke) 9.3 8.9 8.4
5. External causes of morbidity and mortality 5.6 4.9 4.7
6. Hypertensive diseases (including hypertensive heart disease) 2.8 3.1 3.6
7. Urinary tract infection
2.4 2.6 2.6
8. Nephritis, nephrotic sydrome & nephrosis
2.4 2.4 2.0
9. Other heart diseases 1.9 2.0 1.9
10. Chronic obstructive lung disease 2.1 1.6 1.8

 

Source: Ministry of Health. (2015) Principal Causes of Death | Ministry of Health. Retrieved August 27, 2015, from https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/statistics/Health_Facts_Singapore/Principal_Causes_of_Death.html

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Turning words into actions: Compassion

noun
1. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
Source:  compassion. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved September 02, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/compassion

 

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