All of us have been touched in some way with the sadness, pain, and loss related to cancer.
Today on Couch Talk I am talking with a rising star in the prevention and cure of cancer. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.
She is a brilliant physician and also a woman who has dealt with hormone problems and cancer concerns herself – throughout most of her life – due to having been a DES baby. Remember DES? Many women in the 50’s, who had pregnancy issues, were put on this so-called wonder drug…and then the research caught up with just how toxic this miracle drug was.
DES usage by their moms during pregnancy sentenced all of those babies to lifelong risks for cancer and hormone complications, including infertility challenges.
Well, Leigh’s mom had to take DES during her pregnancy due to some ongoing bleeding.
Being a DES baby is probably one of the reasons Leigh became a doctor in the first place…and definitely impacted her focus on and passion about cancer prevention and the importance of hormone dysfunction.
So I am so excited for you all to meet and hear from Leigh today.
She is here to talk about how NOT to get cancer and how to keep your hormones healthy!
One thing that stands out the most when talking with Leigh is her dedication to helping people optimize their health. And part of that passion is in getting out the message that cancer is or can be reversible and preventable. She shared with us some cutting-edge diagnostic testing that can also now be done. So exciting.
So a bit more about this wonderful physician and cancer expert:
Dr. Connealy attended the University of Texas School of Public Health, and then attended the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. She completed her post-graduate training at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
She began practicing medicine in 1986. In 1992, she founded the Center For New Medicine in Irvine, California, where she serves as Medical Director.
Dr. Connealy writes and has been published in monthly health columns for “Coast” and “OC Health”, Orange County based magazines and is published in “The Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association” (JANA), along with Healthy Aging Magazine & Townsend Letter. She is also a frequent guest speaker on health topics.
Dr. Connealy has published a ground-breaking book, “The Cancer Revolution” which discusses how to reverse and prevent cancer. We’ll be talking a bit about her book today.
Or listen to the audio here:
And one important point that I feel many of us do not think of is that cancer is not an “old” person’s disease…maybe it used to be, primarily…but today young people are having old people’s problems.
Leigh talks about this, how she sees young men in their 20’s already having low testosterone issues due to hormone imbalances, due to the xenoestrogens (endocrine disruptors) they are exposed to in the environment.
Says Leigh, “I used to tell people you have a warranty until you’re 40. But you don’t anymore.”
So it is important – even when younger – to understand all that you can do to prevent cancer, including diet, healthy detox, getting the quality of sleep you need, good stress management, the right nutrients (thru supplementation if necessary), etc.!
Dr. Connealy wrote the book The Cancer Revolution because she wanted people to know what is out there and what’s available. Most people think that surgery, chemo, and radiation are the only options.
Her message is that first, early detection and prevention work. It is the cure for cancer. Number two, if you get diagnosed with cancer, partner with a quarterback functional integrative medicine that takes care of you. The oncologist and the surgeon do their job. The oncologist gives you the chemicals that you may or may not need.
Get her book on Amazon by clicking here.
But you’ve got to have a quarterback doctor who’s taking care of you like fixing all your nutritional deficiencies, measuring and fixing your hormones, teaching you how to detox, unraveling your mental stress and emotion, providing you with all the targeted supplements, checking your circulating tumor cells and this is what Leigh talks about in her book
I strongly recommend her book, and also love that her messages about how to keep your hormones healthy correlates so well with my Keto-Alkaline® diet and lifestyle and Magic Menopause program! (next program starts in late April 2018!).
I'm excited to have a psychotherapist, author, and speaker Dr. Tara Miller with us this week to talk about the effects of trauma, how to handle stress, and the benefits of self-regulation therapy (SRT).