Posts Tagged ‘support system’

Twenty Two Year Stage II Hodgkins Lymphoma Survivor, Roslyn Franken

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Roslyn Franken is a passionate inspirational speaker, author and proud cancer survivor who knows about the power of positivism and emotional resilience in the face of adversity. Her mother survived the concentration camps of Nazi Europe and her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a prisoner of war in Japan. At age 56, her mother was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and with an amazing “Keep Going” attitude lived for 21 years when she was only given two years tops to live. Her father suffered a massive heart attack at age 67 and with his “Never give up” attitude lived till age 94 when he was told he would be lucky if he made it to 82. When diagnosed with cancer at only 29, Roslyn turned to her parents’ positive “Keep going” and  “Never Give Up” attitude as inspiration in her fight to beat cancer and become a long-time survivor.
At 39, ten years after surviving cancer, and at her heaviest weight, Roslyn had enough. She decided that as a cancer survivor she could not allow herself to continue gaining weight and potentially putting herself at risk of cancer and other often diet, lifestyle and weight-related diseases. How she lost the weight and changed her life is outlined in her easy-to-read and easy-to-follow self-help book, The A List: 9 Guiding Principles for Healthy Eating and Positive Living. 
In giving presentations about THE A LIST  book, Roslyn mentioned her parents’ life as well as her cancer journey that both inspired her path to weight loss and improved self-care. People were so inspired by these brief mentions that they wanted to hear more.

And so, Roslyn set to task once again and wrote her second book entitled MEANT TO BE: A TRUE STORY OF MIGHT, MIRACLES AND TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT.  In this book, Roslyn reveals the true story of her parents amazing survival, resilience and triumph as unlikely Holocaust and Atomic bomb survivors who find true love against all odds and overcome life-threatening health issues later in life. She also includes the profound lessons she learned from her parents about survival, resilience and positive mental attitude while fighting to survive cancer at the young age of 29.

A documentary was made about her parents’ story and Roslyn’s book, Meant to Be, is currently being adapted for production as a feature film.

As a professional inspirational speaker, Roslyn  delivers a heartfelt presentation to share highlights from her book, Meant to Be. She speaks for conferences, student events, community events, faith-based / religious events, senior groups, fundraiser / charity events, banquets / galas and other group events.

Roslyn is also co-author of Death Can Wait: Stories from Cancer Survivors, a fundraising book for cancer research and cancer patient programs.

She has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows and featured in newspapers and magazines across North America and abroad.

She has a Masters degree in Human Systems Intervention (the study of how people self-learn and change as individuals and in groups) from Concordia University in Montreal,

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Dr Leigh Erin Connealy’s Cancer Revolution Interview

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

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My Guest, Dr Leigh Erin Connealy. M.D. will discuss her new book: The Cancer Revolution A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer

Every year, over 1.5 million people in the US are diagnosed with cancer. Nearly everyone has been touched by this disease—be it their own diagnosis or that of a family member or friend. When faced with the news they have cancer, people start searching for safe and effective treatments. In The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy shares integrative medicine techniques, lifestyle approaches, and wellness plans for cancer patients.

Dr. Connealy suggests that it’s not enough to undergo traditional treatments alone. Drawing upon the homeopathic, nutritional, bioenergetics, regenerative, and antiaging disciplines, The Cancer Revolution offers six “Revolutionary Cancer Strategies” to provide better management of cancer, including:

        Let  Food Be Your Medicine ·       Get Moving to Get Well
        Remove Toxins to Boost Your Health ·       Reduce Stress and Reclaim Your Life
·       Harness the Power of Supplements ·       Strengthen Your Immune System with Sleep

By detoxifying, protecting, and providing nutrients to our bodies, Dr. Connealy suggests that we can all lead longer, higher quality lives—even when faced with this formidable disease. She also highlights how these practices can reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place.

Leigh Erin Connealy, MD, attended the University of Texas School of Public Health and graduated from the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. Her post-graduate training was completed at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is the founder and medical director of the Center for New Medicine and the Cancer Center for Healing in Irvine, California. One of the foremost integrative medical doctors in the country, she has been treating patients for nearly thirty years.

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Interviews with Dr Shani Fox (cancer recurrence fear) and Brett Larkin (meditation) Now AVailable.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

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Shani Fox, Cancer Recurrence

My guests yesterday were Dr Shani Fox, N.D, and Brett Larkin. Dr Fox is a naturopathic physician who works with cancer survivors and is the author of The Cancer Survivor’s Fear First Aid Kit: 5 Simple Steps ro Release Your Fears  of Cancer Recurrence.  More information is available at: http://www.WellAfterCancer.com    and http://www.CancerFearFirstAid.com

 

Yoga and Meditation

Brett Larkin yoga and meditation teacher

 

My second guest is Brett Larkin who has over 15 years of ballet and modern dance training and is certified as a yoga and meditation teacher. More information is  presented at http://www.BrettLarkin.com

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Dr Cynthia Thaik (holistic cardiologist) and Dr Albert Mensah (orthomolecular medicine) Interviews from the Holistic Health Show.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Dr-Cynthia-Thaik227_AlbertForWebsiteMy guests yesterday on the Holistic health Show were Dr Cynthia Thaik (right) and Dr Albert Mensah.

Dr Thaik is a holistic cardiologist  who was Harvard trained, manages two successful cardiology clinics, is founder of Revitalize U. and author of Your ‘Vibrant Heart:  Restoring Health, Strengh\th, and spirit From the Body’s core.  More infrmation was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at: http://www.DrCynthia.com

Dr Albert Mensah is an internationally recognized physician specializing in metabolic treatment approaches for patients with developmental, learning/behavioral and mental health disorders. He is president and co-founder of Mensah Medical, the worlds largest biomedical practice specializing in biochemical individuality and imbalances and using non-drug nutrients for autism, anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other disorders. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.MensahMedical.com

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Do High-Quality Personal Relationships Increase Breast Cancer Survival?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

A new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment concluded that the quality of a woman’s social network is as important as the size of her network in predicting breast cancer survival.  This builds on previous research that concluded that the larger a woman’s social network the better her chances of surviving breast cancer.

In this study, 2,264 women diagnosed with early-stage, invasive breast cancer between 1997 and 2000 provided information on their personal relationships and were characterized as socially isolated (few ties), moderately integrated, or socially integrated (many ties) by the researchers. They measured levels of social support from families and friends by using a survey that asked women to rate the quality of their relationships on a 5 point scale within the past week. Examples of question included “My family has accepted my illness” and “I feel distant from my friends”.  Results of these questions lead to ratings of women as high or low social support.

Women in the sample were recruited from cancer registries in two states and were enrolled in the study for between 11 and 39 months after diagnosis. After an average of 11 years post diagnosis 410 women had died from all causes and 215 from breast cancer.

Results showed that women with small social networks had a significantly higher risk of mortality than those with large networks. For example, they found that women who were socially isolated had a 34 percent greater chance of dying from breast cancer or other causes than socially integrated women. Researchers also found that levels of social support within relationships were also important for breast cancer mortality. “Women with small networks and high levels of support were not at greater risk than those with large networks,  but those with small networks and low levels of support were.”  The later group were 61% more likely to die from breast cancer and other causes than those with small networks and high levels of support. The researchers further said “We also found that when family relationships were less supportive , community and religious ties were critical to survival. This suggests that  the quality of relationships. rather than just the size of the network, matters to survival, and that community relationships matter when relationships with friends and family are less supportive.”

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Four Breast Cancer Survivors Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show on June 6

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

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My four interviews last night on the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) were with 4 cancer survivors pictured above from left to right-Carolyn Gross, Linda Andersen, Heather Hose, and Lauren Miller. Since recovery they have been involved in helping others through lecturing, writing, and counseling. Activities for each one was presented earlier and are presented in the streaming button below. Additional information can be found at: Carolyn Gross- www.treatableandbeatable.com
Linda Andersen-www.angelanimals.net; Heather Jose-www.GoBeyondTreatment.com; and Lauren Miller- www.laurenmiller.com

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