Diet and Creativity to Help Heal from Cancer and Emotional Wounds
Hey, Friend! 😊🙏
A couple of weeks ago I interviewed Dr. Rhonda Larson, a naturopathic doctor who was trained in the Gerson Therapy and the Kelley Metabolic Program, two of my favorites! 😊 She is also a cancer survivor!! One of the things that was most impactful from Dr. Larson's personal cancer healing journey, which also plays a large role in her practice as a doctor, is the emotional aspect of healing. When she was 35 she practiced everything that she preached as a naturopathic physician with regards to the physical aspects of healing, such as diet and supplements. But her cancer diagnosis made her take a deeper look at what was going on inside, at the emotional level. Dr. Larson peeled back the layers of her emotions, learning techniques to heal things that had hurt her as a child that she carried with her into adulthood. The great news is that she healed, she's doing wonderfully now and she's acting as a sherpa-doctor, helping others find healing as well!! 😊
Dr. Larson advocates for creative outlets such as journaling, cooking, walking in nature or doing anything else that sparks inspiration. Being creative is inspiring and invigorates us with life - not just the physical, but the spiritual as well! It can also help with anxiety, depression and fatigue, according to a review article evaluating art therapy in women with breast cancer called Art therapy for anxiety, depression, and fatigue in females with breast cancer: A systematic review. Creative outlets can help with reducing stress, which plays a major role in cancer development and treatment. It's hard to heal and be stressed at the same time, since long-term stress suppresses the immune system. Another meta-analysis (an analysis or review of several other studies) showed that stress was significantly reduced through using art, music, dance/movement, and/or drama therapy in 81.1% of the studies analyzed.
Enjoy the interview with Dr. Rhonda Larson, and don't hesitate to reach out to her if you think she might be able to help you or a loved one! She works out of Pennsylvania and does house calls, but she also does remote consultations. 😊 Below my signature are the loose transcripts from my interview with Dr. Larson.
Have a beautiful day! I'm praying for you.
Christmas Day by Chris Tomlin ft. We The Kingdom Isaiah 9:2 The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.
Rhonda Larson, has been in the holistic health field for 20 years. She sought natural medicine after working in the nursing field for over 10 years. She felt very disappointed with the medical mindset and the treatment of just the symptoms of a patient. The whole person (body, mind, and spirit) was not acknowledged and finding the root of an illness was never addressed.