Cancer/ health coaching supports the body, mind, and spirit to be in a healthy and balanced state. This state is accomplished through a health-promoting diet, reduced exposure to toxins, and a balanced nervous system.
At the Cancer & Wellness Institute, our emphasis is on the emotional and spiritual aspects that arise going through life challenges, and to re-program the nervous system’s response to stress.
Do emotions and stress cause cancer?
From a scientific standpoint, there is no clear evidence that stress causes cancer.
Research studies done in mice with human cells show that hormones that are produced under stress, like adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, increase tumour cell growth, promote metastasis, reduce the immune system’s response towards cancer cells, promote inflammation, and the resistance to chemotherapy-induced cell death.
A study done with 227 breast cancer patients shows that distress reduction through psychological intervention not only improves quality of life but also overall health.
Many case studies are documented in books, interviews, and documentaries that report from people who experienced cancer regression against all odds through integrative approaches (see Resources).