Eight Steps for A Woman Dancing With Cancer

by Susun S Weed, c. 1997

1. Submit. Give up. Make room for the miracle.

2. Inform yourself. Listen to your intuition. Examine all the options, but only use what feels right to you.

3. Accept support. Surround yourself with loving friends, healing music, special colors, prayer and affirmation. Create a ceremony of healing/wholing and invite your supporters.

4. Annoint your breast(s) with healing herbal oils such as calendula, dandelion, or poke. Visualize healing energies suffusing your tissues.

5. Maximize the healthy qualities of your diet: Use organic olive oil and butter to the exclusion of other fats. Increase your use beans, especially lentils, and fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, tamari, homemade wines and beers. Include immune building and anticancer herbs in your diet:

  • Daily use of a nourishing infusion, especially red clover flower or burdock root or violet leaf infusions.
  • Daily use of fresh herb vinegars, especially yellow dock, burdock , and dandelion root vinegars.
  • Frequent use of a long-cooked soup containing seaweed (such as kombu or wakame), astragalus root, and medicinal mushrooms (reishi, shiitake, puffballs, etc.).

6. Increase you exercise level. Take a yoga or tai chi class weekly. Walk daily. Get a weekly massage. Pamper yourself with activity.

7. Use drugs (chemotherapy, tamoxifen, anesthesia, pain killers) as required but (1) consider a short trial of a powerful herb such as poke root before resorting to drugs and (2) always combine drug use with complimentary herbs. For instance, protect the liver with milk thistle seed tincture.

8. Use radiation and surgery as needed but (1) always combine with complimentary herbs and (2) be willing to set limits that you feel comfortable with, they can't take your lymph glands if you say "No."


Find Susun Weed at:
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Woodstock, NY 12498
(fax) 1-845-246-8081
www.susunweed.com and www.ashtreepublishing.com

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Susun Weed’s books include:

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year Author: Susun S. Weed. Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns. Includes herbs for fertility and birth control. Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker. 196 pages, index, illustrations. Retails for $9.95 Get 20% off at: www.ash-tree-publishing.com

Healing Wise Author: Susun S. Weed. Superb herbal in the feminine-intuitive mode. Complete instructions for using common plants for food, beauty, medicine, and longevity. Introduction by Jean Houston. 312 pages, index, illustrations. Retails for $12.95 Get 20% off at: www.ash-tree-publishing.com

NEW Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way Author: Susun S. Weed. The best book on menopause is now better. Completely revised with 100 new pages. All the remedies women know and trust plus hundreds of new ones. New sections on thyroid health, fibromyalgia, hairy problems, male menopause, and herbs for women taking hormones. Recommended by Susan Love MD and Christiane Northrup MD. Foreword by Juliette de Bairacli Levy. 304 pages, index, illustrations. Retails for $12.95 order at: www.ash-tree-publishing.com For more great info on menopause, visit: www.menopause-metamorphosis.com

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! Author: Susun S. Weed. Foods, exercises, and attitudes to keep your breasts healthy. Supportive complimentary medicines to ease side-effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or tamoxifen. Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D. 380 pages, index, illustrations. Retails for $14.95 Get 20% off at: www.ash-tree-publishing.com

Who ever thought up the word "Mammogram"? Every time I hear it, I think - I'm supposed to put my breast in an envelope and send it to someone. -Jan King

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