By Thomas Lodi, M.D.
1. Eat according to your biological needs rather than your appetites. Keep in mind that we are primates, not canines nor felines nor bovine nor porcine. Consider what gorillas eat and ask yourself if they are strong and healthy. Remember that the light from the sun is destroyed with fire, radiation and microwaves. Also, freezing destroys many nutrients. Organic, ripe, fresh and unaltered are the qualities of food that are most compatible with health.
2. Sleep early and arise early.
3. Begin your day with meditation and/or prayer and include yoga, T’ai Chi or Ji Gong in your daily routine.
4. Read about health and healing of the body and mind and spirit for at least 30 minutes every day…do not read about disease.
5. Exercise aerobically for at least 20 minutes (45 eventually) and include some resistance exercises for muscle tone and strength.
6. Eat only after exercising but remember – you do not have to eat in the morning and the longer the period of time between meals, the healthier you become.
7. Clean your colon. Remember that the colon is about 1.5 to 2 meters (which is around 5 feet) in length so consider how much waste you are eliminating each day. If it is not around 5 feet, then you should do an enema or get a colonic, and do them regularly. One colonic and three enemas per week is an example.
8. A coffee retention enema is an excellent way to cleanse your liver, and a wheatgrass juice or other fresh juice retention enema is an excellent way to get nutrients into your body.
9. Take a rest at noon to meditate and/or pray. Take your shoes off and feel the earth with your bare feet and allow the sun to warm your skin – if possible for around 30 minutes depending where you are living.
10. Eat your evening meal at least three hours before going to bed. It is very important for healing to go to sleep with an empty stomach and intestines.
11. Meditate and/or pray before eating your evening meal.
12. Be careful not to lie. Being dishonest produces harmful psycho-emotional and spiritual effects.
13. Laugh – belly laugh – if possible a few times a day.
14. Be kind… If angry, go sit and breathe deeply or, if necessary go somewhere and scream and bang a stick and then go breathe deeply and slowly and meditate for 5 minutes.
15. Spend the last 30 minutes before going to bed reading and/or praying or meditating.
16. Sleep with your head north to south or south to north, if possible.
17. Ensure that the room you sleep in is quiet, dark and has no electronic equipment in it.
18. Fast for 10 to 14 days four times a year at the two solstices and equinoxes. So, March 21, June 21, September 21, and December 21. The fast should be 10 to 14 consecutive days, to include the 21st of those months.
19. The order of importance with regards to eating healthfully: volume, frequency and quality. Therefore, do not eat until full. Eat, at most, twice per day and skip a day once per week. Quality food is organic, fresh and ripe.
20. Find someone to love.
Thomas Lodi, M.D., is a leading expert in the field of integrative oncology. Dr Lodi has dedicated his career to the research and application of comprehensive cancer care by identifying and addressing the root causes of cancer. He is founder and chief physician at An Oasis of Healing, his integrative cancer clinic in Mesa, Arizona. For further information, visit the website or call (001) 480-834-5414.