L is for Lifestyle
Your lifestyle affects your health. Everyone knows this but it is difficult to identify and overcome poor habits. Smoking, drinking, drugs, diet, attitude, stress, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, emotional wellbeing, environmental toxins, and many more factors affect your overall health.
This also encompasses spiritual and emotional wellbeing.
I is for Immune System
A poor immune system is often associated with cancer, especially among those who undergo chemo and radiation.
Those with a poorly functioning immune system are more susceptible to infections and further malignancy. Many cancer programs focus on immune health because it helps treat the cancer.
N is for Nutrition (including diet and supplementation)
There are a lot of opinions on cancer nutrition. You can find many resources and doctors on this subject. Here are a couple common themes:
- Sugar is considered harmful, inflammatory, and may promote cancer
- Avoid processed foods and eat a wide variety of natural, nutrient dense foods
- Allergies and inflammatory reactions to food are more common than most people realize and may go unnoticed until tested
D is for Detox
Most cancer programs have a way to facilitate bodily detox. This often includes sweating, exercise, deep breathing, hydration, enemas, promoting bowel health, and high quality sleep.
A is for Attack the Cancer
This is where people tend to focus a lot of effort, treatments to directly attack the cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation may be an example.
Back to the question, how does ozone therapy fit into a holistic view?
Ozone therapy addresses three aspects of a LINDA approach. It helps balance the immune system, improve detoxification, and helps lifestyle by improving quality of life.
It’s important to understand that ozone therapy is not an attack on cancer. (1) It’s a supplemental treatment to improve the overall health of the patient.
When you take the drug, it usually will turn a system off or on. This is akin to forcing the body into a certain reaction.
Ozone is different from the drug approach. Rather than forcing the body to take a specific action, it helps the body to rebalance and perform as it should. This is commonly called self-regulation or homeostasis.
Imagine you set an alarm clock in the evening when you go to bed. In the morning, when the alarm clock starts to beep, you wake up. Similar to an alarm clock waking you up in the morning, ozone therapy stimulates biological systems to get up and get moving on their own. But it’s not forcing you to do so.