Making the Fight Right against Cancer
While HCB2 continues to support colorectal cancer awareness and access to screening, we are strengthening our focus on education and interventions aimed at restorative nutrition and stress reduction strategies to expand our fight of cancer development.
Stress Reduction Workshops
**Next acupuncture workshop will be Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
The immune system is not isolated from one’s daily experience. Research shows that the human experience can either support of disrupt physical wellness. Emotions, such as stress, create electrical, chemical, and hormonal charges within the nervous system.
More specifically, stress activates inflammation, disrupts the balance of the gut flora leading to GI issues and a disturbed immune system, and causes a continual cortisol drip wrecking havoc on the bodily systems, including the immune system. Join us for various opportunities to learn more about how you can release excess stress and find your own sense of calm. Keep an eye on our events calendar to find out about the FREE Ear (auricular) Acupuncture sessions which includes a breathing meditation. Auricular acupuncture involves placing acupuncture needles in five points along the ear to stimulate the parasympathetic system – the system opposite of the sympathetic or flight-or-fight system. These five points bring nourishment and energy flow to the liver, lung, kidney, open the spirit gate, and help the body rest and digest which will create balance and restoration. Participants are also guided through a breathing meditation during the session. Not sure if you want needles placed along your ear? No worries, just join our healing circle and learn the power of the breath and capture the healing energy.
New in 2018, Create.Express.Decompress. HCB2 has partnered with Studio Two Three to offer free art workshops for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Join us on Tuesday, February 27th from 6pm – 8pm at Studio Two Three. Check out the Events calendar for more information. Contact info@HCB2.org for more information.
Nutrition has a direct impact on the health and ability of the body to fight disease. HCB2 wants to help community members engage in behaviors conducive to optimal health; the creation of a bodily environment where it’s difficult for cancer to thrive. Join us for engaging and informative workshops throughout the year. Keep an eye on our events calendar to find out about individual events!
Healing Belly Baskets
The Healing Belly Basket is our gift to cancer patients and survivors who are interested in taking an initial step to restore the immune system by receiving and learning about the basic foundations of gut health. The complimentary healing basket contains nutrient-dense healthy foods to nourish the digestive system and to assist in recovery. Cancer patients, survivors, or caregivers are encourage to fill out our simple form to request the gift of a Healing Belly basket.
Healing Bellies Online Community
The gut microbe colonies – the good guy bacteria – are easily measured and scientifically proven to be needle movers with fighting all chronic inflammatory diseases, including cancer. Changing the environment within the body to one that will not host cancer is critical. Let’s prevent cancer and disease the right way – by including gut loving nutrition in the fight to prevent cancer or the return of cancer. Join our new Facebook page “Healing Bellies” for continued support, and the sharing of ideas and recipes. HCB2 wants to naturally support your health as you begin a new chapter of your life.
Getting Started Grocery List
HCB2 has developed an anti-inflammatory grocery list. Chronic inflammation is at the root of all disease, cancer included. So what can we place in our grocery cart to help reduce inflammation? First, take a deep breath and let the air out. Even small changes make a difference! We want to support wellness, not perfection. Use the HCB2 list as a creative way to try new nutrients, and if you need a recipe, just give us a shout at info@HCB2.org. Recipes will be added to the site by 2018!
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