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All you wanted to know about the Big C

Cancer, which was a rarity in the past, has become ubiquitous now. Almost everyone has a family member with cancer. The treatment is as painful to the body as it is to the pocket, and it looks like there’s really no way out. On hearing the name cancer, family and friends want to try everything; everyone becomes a therapist or counsellor.

Dr. Nandita Shah, Founder, SHARAN gave an informative talk on the Big C. SHARAN, Sanctuary for Health and Reconnection to Animals and Nature, is an organisation devoted to spreading awareness about holistic health and an ecologically sustainable and compassionate lifestyle. Dr.Shah began the session by giving the audience an understanding of the disease and why it was so prevalent today. Dr Shah then went on to give tips on how one could possibly keep this lifestyle ailment at bay.

Dr Shah stressed the importance of good nutrition. She advised the audience to go organic, eat whole foods and consume raw foods like colourful salads. “Nutrients are the spare parts of the body and in order to be healthy, we need high quality spare parts.” Dr Shah also emphasised the need for taking vitamin supplements like vitamin B 12 and D. “Vitamin B 12 should be taken lifelong in small doses,” said Dr Shah.

Dr. Shah also gave insights into cancer treatment, what chemotherapy and radiotherapy actually are, how they help in treating cancer and their pros and cons. She also provided valuable tips on how individuals battling the dreaded disease could actually heal effectively whether they underwent conventional treatment or not.

Spirit of the Earth, an initiative by AIM for Seva, was set up in 2017 to promote and encourage sustainable lifestyle practices. Spirit of the Earth is committed to increasing social impact, reducing carbon footprint and protecting the earth’s resources. The immersion centre operates as a non-profit outlet that sells organic artisanal heritage rice cultivated at our 40 acre farm in Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu. We also retail hand-crafted lifestyle products made by differently-abled adults living in Krupa Care. In parallel, our interactive workshops, events and discussions provide experiential opportunities that encourage people to move towards conscious living.

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