News Letter
Preventive Oncology

How can I prevent cancer?
For diseases like cancer or other destructive diseases primary prevention is very important factor. Although avoiding cancer causing agents can’t guarantee cancer prevention, but it certainly helps to reduce risk of developing cancer. To prevent cancer it is very important to maintain homeostasis of body. Ayurveda advocates about various diet patterns, exercise, regular seasonal detoxification, meditation, ethical practices and use of various Rasayanas which rejuvenates body. It is well established now that chronic inflammation at tissue or organ level leads to several types of cancers. Chronic inflammation may be caused by various infections, abnormal immune reactions to normal tissue, increased acidic level of GI track, pH of blood etc. Over a period of time this can regulate genes and the DNA, leads to cancer. With ayurvedic approach towards health, such risks can be minimised to great extent. Rasayu Cancer Clinic has studied various factors critically that can cause cancer and also had studied its significance from various traditional Ayurvedic literature. On that basis following things are advisable to prevent cancer.

A. Say Yes to-
Adoption of healthy habits like-
1. Early rise from bed (1 hour before sunrise is advisable).
2. Regular exercise including Yoga and Pranayam- 45-60 minutes per day
3. Application of medicated oil (Abhyang) on regular basis
4. Fixed timing of Breakfast, lunch and dinner- Fixed lunch and dinner time. Lunch- 11.30am - 1.30 pm, Dinner- 6.00 pm- 8.00 pm
5. Organic food
6. Fasting- At least once in a week.
7. Use of cow ghee in cooking food
8. Seasonal Detoxification (under the guidance of experts)
9. Minimal use of cell phone/ Use with headphones.
10. Positive thinking (About yourself and with others)
11. Should have at least one hobby like singing, reading, social work etc

B. Say No to-
1. Alcohol, Smoking, Tobacco
2. Junk food (Eat staple food)
3. Hybrid food/ GMO food
4. Canned food/ Preserved food
5. Excessive use of Scanning (Exposure to Radiation)
6. Overeating- Eating within 4 hours or eating large quantities
7. Obesity
8. Non-stick cookware /cooking in aluminium vessels
9. Excessive sexual activities/ against standard advisable practises
10. Excessive pesticides/chemicals containing food, Bottled water
11. Polluted air

Make sure you are having-
1. Healthy diet- Fresh cooked food made in cow ghee. Encourage organic food.
2. Stress free routine
3. Early to bed and early to rise- Go to bed by 10.00 pm. Your food must be well digested before going to bed so have dinner by 8.00 pm. Rise early in the morning at least 1 hour before sunrise.
4. Sound sleep- Sound sleep of at least 6 hours is necessary for all individuals. If you need more sleep means you are overeating or whether you are eating is getting heavy for you or your digestion is sluggish leading to toxins (Ama) in body. This results in less energy and less enthusiasm.
5. Bowel habits- Must be well formed. Frequency can be 1- 2 times a day. Time- In morning and in evening.
6. Urine habits- One should hold urge to urinate. Drink sufficient quantity of water when you feel thirsty. Colour of urine must be little yellowish. If it is too dark yellow means you are drinking inadequate water. If it is almost colourless that means your water intake is more than required.
7. Tongue- Should be clean and reddish in colour. If persistent white coating is indicative of poor digestion.
8. Feel hungry- You should eat because you are feeling hungry not because it is time to eat.
9. Non-suppression of natural urges- Urge for passing flatus, faeces, urine, sneeze, thirst, hunger, sleep, cough, yawn, vomit are natural urges. These are developed to excrete unwanted body material. Suppression of such urges can hamper physiology and may lead to chronic conditions. So, it is not advisable to hold or suppress natural urges.

Special attention to be paid if you are suffering from-
Persons suffering from following chronic illnesses carries major risk of developing cancer. So, they need to pay special attention to take care of ill effects of these illnesses. It is also observed that many medicines taken on daily basis to manage these chronic illness leads to lots of side effects including inflammation like reactions which are proven to be causative factors for cancers.

Kindly talk with our Rasayu experts if you are suffering from-
1. Diabetes
2. Liver cirrhosis/ Recurrent liver diseases
3. Chronic Hyperacidity or any other digestive disorder
4. Chronic constipation/ non formed stools 3-4 times a day
5. Abnormal discharge from vagina
6. Any other chronic condition for which patient is taking chemical medicines.
7. If you are addicted to alcohol, cigarette, tobacco etc
8. Chronic sleep disorders/ Late night sleep
9. Conditions exposure to mental stress
By adopting simple life style measures in daily routine one can reduce the risk of developing cancer up to 80%.
So enjoy Ayurveda living and say good bye to cancer!

Word ‘Cancer’ itself creates havoc in the mind. The best solution to minimize incidences of cancer is prevention. Preventive oncology is a tool for prevention of cancer. It comprises of Diet-Lifestyle, Yoga, Pranayama, Panchakarma & Counselling. It also covers clinical and laboratory investigation for early detection of cancer & health education along with lifestyle modifications. In ayurveda preventive oncology has an unique approach of integrating it with current research, involving medical and community practice with an emphasis on early detection of primary and secondary stages of cancer. This program has been designed to provide comprehensive Ayurveda knowledge to society for cancer prevention. It also focus on research in cancer prevention for benefit and welfare of mankind. Through preventive oncology we are undertaking research for the development of Ayurvedic preventive and therapeutic approaches for prevention of cancer.

Every individual is different in sense of immunity, its mechanism to fight disease, the tissue quality, its physical, physiological and psychological attributes. Hence we use Ayurvedic concept of Dosha Prakriti analysis (Physical constitution), Maanas Prakriti analysis (Psycological constitution) & Dhaatu Saarataa (Tissue quality assessment) to analyze every individual. We also use different Ayurvedic clinical examination techniques like Eightfold examination (Ashtavidha Parikshaa), Tenfold examination (Dashvidha Parikshaa), Threefold examination (Trividha Parikshaa) to understand health status of an individual. We also study current diet & lifestyle habits of an individual. We have list of more than one thousand etiological/causative factors related to improper diet & lifestyle. Through critical assessment of diet & lifestyle habits of an individual we suggest appropriate healthy lifestyle modifications.

Considering personalized needs, we at Rasayu developed scientific methods based on Ayurveda towards achieving health. In Rasayu along with Ayurvedic medicines (Rasayana Therapy) we practice Diet-Lifestyle, Yoga, Pranayama, Panchakarma & Counselling to prevent cancer & achieve real good health.

Diet

Diet, sleep and observance of celibacy (Brahmacharya) are three supports of life. Being supported by these three well-regulated factors of life, the body is endowed with strength, complexion and growth and continues up till the full span of the life, provided a person does not indulge in such regimen that are detrimental to the health.

Diet means food items, which are beneficial to health. Not just the taste but food, which is wholesome and conducive to health should always be consumed. This helps to strengthen the body components and supports it by providing stability.

The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of food for health or weight-management reasons. Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. Ayurveda Dietetics is unexplored goldmine. Life depends on food. It is the main source of vigour, complexion and ojas. It gives focus on quality parameters than quantitative. Our immunity depends upon healthy body constituents and equilibrium of Dosha. Generally individual who are highly obese, too slim, with mal- nourished body constituents like bones, flesh and blood, those consuming unwholesome food and in less quantity, those with weak mental strength have less immunity. At Rasayu, while suggesting diet plan we give attention on elevating digestive fire, balancing Dosha, improving quality of body tissues & calming the mind.

Features of diet plans suggested at Rasayu:

  • In depth use of Ayurvedic fundamentals related to diet & lifestyle.
  • Focus more on personalized diet plan considering individual health assessment, age, profession, current symptoms and family history.
  • Region specific & cuisine specific recommendations of tasty traditional & new dietary recipes.
  • In depth analysis of diet & lifestyle habits of individuals.
  • Disease specific & symptom specific diet recommendations.
  • Unique combination of best of Ayurveda & modern dietetics.
  • Aims at improving quality of life.
  • Diet advise considering Prakruti (Physical & psychological constitution), Dhatu Sarata (Tissue quality), Nadi (Pulse), Bala (Strength), Satmya (Entities which are homologous to body, mind and spirit).
  • In house developed ready/easy to cook healthy recipes.
  • Healthy lifestyle consultation.
  • Yoga

    योगेन चित्तस्य पदेन वाचां ।मलं शरीरस्य च वैद्यकेन ॥

    योऽपाकरोत्तमं प्रवरं मुनीनां ।पतञ्जलिं प्राञ्जलिरानतोऽस्मि ॥

    Yoga removes impurities of psyche, grammar removes impurities of speech and medicine removes impurities of body. I make respectful homage to sage Patanjali.

    General Benefits of Yoga:

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increases muscle strength and helps to tone them.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Changes the brain and immune functions in positive ways.
  • At Rasayu we recommend different Yoga- asana to achieve following goals:

  • Strengthen immune system.
  • Prevention of diseases.
  • Improving quality of life.
  • Stimulate the body's natural anti-cancer defences.
  • Lower risk of recurrence of diseases.
  • Detoxification the body especially internal organs.
  • Increasing lymphatic flow with specific breathing and movement practices.
  • Restore motion and flexibility after surgery.
  • Helps to manage physical pain.
  • Lower symptoms like fatigue, loss of appetite and insomnia.
  • Reduce stress, enhance positivity, manage depression, fear and anxiety.
  • Produce a much sought after feeling of well-being.
  • Increased awareness of a great internal stillness and sense of unity.
  • Pranayama

    Pranayama is derived from two Sanskrit words – Prana (Life force/Energy) and Ayama (Elongation / Control). It is elongation of Pranic energy. Pranayama is regulation of the flow of life force. Control of breath is Pranayama. 'Prana' is an energy or life force that is universal in nature which is omnipresent. The goal of Pranayama is to increase Prana so that it can reach out to the “hidden” recesses of the brain. This helps in expanding the human capabilities and hindering degeneration. Proper use of this free source of energy can make significant changes to our health, vigour and self-confidence. At Rasayu we recommend various types of Pranayamas.

    Benefits of Pranayama

  • Provides deep relaxation to the body and mind.
  • Oxygenates the blood and eliminates residual carbon- dioxide from the lungs.
  • Blood circulation improves, when more Prana reaches all parts of the body.
  • Reduced breathing rate increases life span.
  • Strengthens nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system and the immune system.
  • Better functioning of autonomic system improves the working of lungs, heart, diaphragm, abdomen, intestines, kidneys and pancreas.
  • Reduces wear and tear of internal organs.
  • Relieves stress, depression and improves concentration.
  • Heart is strengthened and improves the health of the heart.
  • It also lowers blood pressure.
  • By pranayama practice all body organs gets more oxygen, toxins are removed from body, thus helps in prevention of various diseases.
  • Counselling

    Counselling is the provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems. Fighting with cancer involves more than simply treating the tumor. Patient's state of mind is very important. During counselling sessions, we try to resolve conflicts (Physical, Psychological, Social and Financial) that patient faces so that they are able to fight the disease in a better manner.

    Process in counselling:

    1. Exploring and identifying the concerns
    2. Understanding these concerns in relation to them, how they think and feel and there life history.
    3. Taking action with regard to the concerns, or learning to live with them in a different way.

    आश्वासम्सान्त्वनम्| वाग्भटउत्तरस्थान६/४७

    It is a kind of treatment in which counselling is done to make adjustments to the stimulus response pattern of the patient. Depressive state of the mind set worsens the diseases. This is applicable in physical as well as psychological conditions. So the good mental state always resists diseases. The sprinkling of water supports mind and restores mental balance. Long standing disappointment leads to various psychological disorders. In such conditions apart from medicines assurance has a greater impact. At Rasayu we try to address following issues during counselling:

    How to Cope with Reactions to Cancer:

  • Fear of cancer
  • Changes within the body
  • Anxiety about the treatment
  • Fear of it recurring
  • Feeling of guilt
  • Adapting to side effects (e.g. Loss of appetite, Fatigue, hair loss)
  • Address Family Issues like:

  • Relationship with the family
  • How the family can be supportive?
  • Talking with the children
  • Helping children cope with changes/fears
  • Intimacy and sexuality
  • Explore Personal Issues:

  • Assess relationships, career or leisure pursuits
  • Clarify values, goals and priorities
  • Confront Practical Issues:

  • Obtain information about financial resources
  • Plan how to raise issues with your doctor
  • Global Appointment
    Dubai

    Dr. Bendale will be soon available at Dubai for offering consultation to patients.Patients desirous of having an appointment can contact us at following mail id care@rasayucancerclinic.com

    Netherland and Belgium

    Dr. Bendale will be soon available at Netherland for offering consultation to patients.Patients desirous of having an appointment can contact us at following mail id care@rasayucancerclinic.com

    London

    Dr. Bendale will be soon available at London for offering consultation to patients.Patients desirous of having an appointment can contact us at following mail id care@rasayucancerclinic.com