It’s obvious, cancer is on the rise, seems unrelenting, and isn’t slowing down. Why has the ‘war on cancer’ not been won? The answer is simple; cancer is not a battle to be fought, but rather an invitation from the body to help it return to balance. I realize this statement may be difficult for some to digest, however cancer is not an internal attack upon itself, but rather a process in which the whole ‘self’ is continually attempting to adapt and return to health. In order to achieve such success, it’s critical to understand the required equation for both preventing and resolving cancer in the body.


Now I’m not saying that I can cure your cancer, however I am going to share with you the not so magic formulation that is needed in order for you to cure your own. So without further ado, here is the calculation required to prevent and/or address the potential of cancer in your life:


Optimized Nourishment – {Emotional Trauma + Toxicity}


Yes, it’s that simple. Now the path to get there takes a lot of work, but once this equation is properly in place, there is a zero percent chance that cancer can exist or cause issues in your body. So how does one get to that point? Let me quickly break it down:


Optimized Nourishment


I’ve come to realize that a human, when simplified, is a basic filter; good stuff in, bad stuff out. In terms of the ‘good stuff in’, the mind, body and soul needs to be properly nourished. So how does one nourish each one? The mind needs to be stimulated, exercised and constantly developed. The body requires ongoing nutrients and structure in order for it to function. The soul; well it needs to be fed purpose, love and connection. People often wonder why the ‘picture perfect’ healthy person still deals with cancer. The answer, in this regard, is that one or more layers (mind, body soul) is not being properly nourished.


Emotional Trauma


Regardless of who you are, if you’re alive and walking this plane called earth, it’s a universal endpoint we all share; emotional trauma. Some people, of course, digest and assimilate emotional trauma harsher than others, some simply suppress it, while others address and dissolve it (sometimes with or without realizing it). It’s the recognition, acknowledgement, working through and resolving of emotional trauma that is the linchpin in addressing cancer. Emotional trauma is the ‘elephant in the room’ so to speak, that all too commonly sits unacknowledged or unaddressed. As a naturopathic doctor with a primary focus in cancer care, I can firmly state that I’ve seen people cure their own cancer (yes, the cancer disappears) once they work through the trauma that has been lingering for a lifetime.




Referring back to simplifying the human being to that of a filter, toxicity refers to all things that enter the body that does not do a body good. From heavy metals, poisons, to chemicals and sugar, although the human body is exceptionally resilient, there comes a time for some where the body is unable to keep up. This is the case we often hear about; lung cancer from smoking, lymphoma from radiation or pesticides, or liver cancer from toxic overload. Although this is a piece of the whole picture, it is certainly not its entirety. Otherwise, why do some people suffer from lung cancer while others (even life long smokers) do not? The answer lies in the aforementioned categories already explained; unresolved emotional trauma or nutrient deficiency (being chronically undernourished) creating a weaker system and susceptibility to cancer developing and progressing.


There is much to be said, understood and explained with respect to each category above. But with the proper approach to address each one on its own and in unison with the other, cancer prevention can be a life long achievement, and addressing or even curing your cancer can be realized. However the specifics of each will have to be left for another post.


All of this being said, there is one more missing piece of the cancer puzzle to put into place; that is to understand what cancer is and why cancer develops in the first place. In addition to what we’ve already discussed above, cancer grows in the body, not as an internal ‘mistake’, destructive mutation, or simply bad luck, but rather, cancer develops as an adaptation process in the body to help correct an overall imbalance that already exists (yes, its an innate healing process). But that conversation is best left for another post too.


Dr Jeremy Hayman, ND is a cancer focused naturopathic doctor and helps patients at Cornerstone Naturopathic Inc. feel better, live better, and achieve optimal wellness and health. Years of patient care coupled with dedication to personal life balance has helped Dr Jeremy employ the adage that “your approach to health should be simple”.