When Cancer Hits: Your Complete Guide to Taking Care of You Through Treatment is a wonderful book on how to manage virtually every aspect of cancer care. The presentation is balanced because traditional medicinal cancer protocols and alternative medicinal protocols are cited simultaneously.
Certain cosmetic products contain toxins like phenylenediamine in hair dyes, toxic hormonal ingredients in cosmetics and chemical exposures from environmental pollution. The skin is the largest organ in the body. It stretches 20 square feet and weighs just under 10 pounds.
Author Britta Aragon explains seven ways to lower toxicities in the body. These include smoking cessation, cleaning molds in the house, purchasing organic produce and many others. Tips for gentle skin care include using mild soaps, patting with a towel rather than rubbing, use of a safe sunscreen like zinc oxide and avoiding perfumes. These tips are crucial for maintaining a healthy
remission of the disease. Readers and their physicians will find these tips useful.
There are safe products to use during treatment for cancer. Examples can be found at saffronrouge.com and spiritbeautylounge.com. Use fragrance-free skin products or those with natural-source fragrances like fruit extracts.
Aragon explains a number of strategies to escape from the day-to-day reminder of the cancer, chemotherapy, and other uncomfortable treatment protocols. These strategies include keeping a diary, support group discussion forums, exercise, among others. An aggressive cancer can bring on the classic life or death struggle and the ultimate goal is to find effective coping strategies, facilitative companionship and other accommodation modes.
Natural oils are good for dry skin. Examples cited are olive, almond, or sesame. Oatmeal blended with water may reduce itching. Itchy areas may be massaged with an ice cube.
Take a water bottle wherever you go and have plenty of Vitamins like A,B,C and E. Vitamin A helps to heal epithelial skin tissues. B vitamins enhance healthy functioning of oil-producing glands. Vitamin C supports collagen formation. Vitamin E helps to slow premature skin aging. Antioxidants like strawberries, kale, squash and spinach fight free radical damage. Vitamin E cream is a good healing moisture. These are all excellent nutritional tonics to ensure continued
health and a cancer free life experience.