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I Survived: A Nordic Woman's Guide to Healing from Cancer

I Survived: A Nordic Woman's Guide to Healing from Cancer

by Karita Aaltonen
I Survived: A Nordic Woman's Guide to Healing from Cancer

I Survived: A Nordic Woman's Guide to Healing from Cancer

by Karita Aaltonen

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Overview

A Brave and Vibrant True Story of Cancer and Healing

"I don't know what you're doing, but keep doing whatever it is."

These were the words Karita's doctor said to her when she was recovering from Grade IV brain cancer, believed to be incurable.

Instead, the cancer diagnosis with a prognosis of one year or less led Karita to a balanced and full life, fulfillment of dreams, and discovery of her life's purpose. I Survived: A Nordic Woman's Guide to Healing from Cancer follows Karita's journey from her diagnosis to brain surgeries and cytostatic therapy - and, eventually, to an unbelievable recovery.

Karita found the biggest help in the same place as from where the disease originated: within herself. Following her Nordic healing philosophy of what works best must be used, she combined Western medicine, complementary therapies, and lifestyle changes, and was able to make the impossible possible.

"Instead of fear, I focused on hope. Instead of planning my funeral, I planned my healing. I defied my diagnosis. I never googled my life expectancy. I took my health in my own hands and decided that if no one has cured from this type of cancer before, then I simply have to be the first one to do it."

Karita Aaltonen is a wellness educator from Finland on a mission to give hope, offer positive peer support to cancer patients, and share knowledge of holistic healing.

Karita's story is living proof of how taking charge of your own health, giving your body an opportunity to heal, and making use of mental resources allows the body to regenerate and disease to subside. I Survived is a positive and exuberant book for those of us looking to take charge of our own health and pursue a balanced life.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789527449004
Publisher: Nordic Wisdom
Publication date: 09/14/2021
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Karita Aaltonen is a wellness educator, speaker, author, and yoga retreat leader from Tampere, Finland. In 2012, she was diagnosed with "incurable" stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer. Karita decided not to die. Instead of fear, she focused on hope. Instead of planning her funeral, she planned her healing. Karita defied the diagnosis, never googled her life expectancy, took her health in her own hands, and made impossible possible. Karita's life's mission is to give hope, offer positive peer support to cancer patients, and share knowledge of holistic healing with the aim of facilitating wide adoption of complementary practices along with western medicine in treatment of disease.

Table of Contents

Preface

My New Friend

Surgery Day

Homecoming

Seizures Begin

The Return of My Not-So-New Friend

A New Life

The Healing Circle

The Decision to Heal

My People

Diet

The Power of the Body

The Power of the Mind

The Importance of Hope for Healing

The Power of Nature

Our Personal Responsibility for Healing

Dharma Code: Your Life's Mission

Combining Medicine with Complementary Therapies

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Sources & Inspirations

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