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Discovering Hope Shawn White

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Live life to its fullest! Discover hope, embrace science-based medicine and become your own advocate at Shawn White Blog. This site is dedicated to personal advocacy, helping people with cancer and making the most of every moment.

Join me and Discover Hope

Hope, the cute, yet terrifying mouse. She has guided us, continues to guide us and will always guide us. Hope is our faith, love and belief we can make the best of any situation. With Hope we can find our way through any hole, overcome any obstacle and put a smile on anyone’s face.

The more we know, the better off we are. Throughout our lives we’ve been told ignorance is bliss, but you and I know this to be false. Imagine how many lives could be saved if others with cancer knew more about their terrible disease at the start of their journey? If I had even a fraction of my knowledge when first diagnosed I would have walked a completely different path. I would have understood why a NET specialist was essential, I would’ve been more powerful and demanded excellence from my health care providers. Clearly, I cannot travel back in time to change the events in my life, and even if I could, I wouldn’t. It sounds utterly insane, but getting cancer was the best thing to ever happen to me. Since I was a youngster I have been searching for a purpose, and now I have one. My purpose is to help you avoid the pitfalls in this terrible journey by casting a light on the many holes to reduce the horrors you must face. If I get to help just one person, then my pain had a purpose, and that gives me peace.


Massage is amazing, but what are its benefits?

Would you like to improve circulation? Maybe you are interested in stimulating your lymph system to increase your body’s ability to fight toxic invaders? Perhaps you want to increase the number of endorphins released? These are common claims made by massage therapists, but are they true? Is there any science-based ...
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What is Rolfing? Its Painful!

What is Rolfing? This modality uses unproven techniques that claim to restructure fascia, muscles and other soft tissue to make improvements to a client’s posture. The techniques used in this modality are often very painful. Massage therapists implementing this modality use a considerable amount of force, enlisting knuckles, fists and ...
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Words of Hope 17

Forgiveness is the ongoing relationship we have with bitterness. We must tend to it every day, not just on special occasions. Explore it with Hope, wisdom and empathy to keep your bitterness at bay. Words of Hope Shawn White Blog Words of Hope 16 NCAN ...
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alkaline diet

How effective is the Alkaline Diet? Should I have any concerns?

Do you believe an alkaline diet or a sodium bicarbonate infusion is an effective way to treat cancer? Are you considering an alkaline diet? Are you doing it because you want to live a healthy life, perhaps to fight and prevent disease? If that is the case then adopting the alkaline ...
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Words of Hope 16

Whether we are melting with fatigue, disheveled from death or out of breath we must continue to move forward. If we stand still we are allowing our health to spill, so raise your arms and legs and move ever onward. Words of Hope Shawn White Blog  NCAN Words of Hope ...
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Words of Hope 15

Sometimes we are coated in oil and everything is slippery and sloppy.  Our inside zones burn and boil and desperately we seek to soak our souls in the soil. We reach out our hand to hold someone close, but often we are cloistered and closed away. One day you will ...
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Words of Hope 14

The world can be a dark and dreary place and sometimes it can feel like we are constantly washing the muck off our face. Our lips turn sour becoming an upside down crown as it forms into a frown.  Our hopes and dreams fade, we feel lost, sad and sorry.  ...
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Words of Hope 13

What is my purpose in life? When I tell people the answer they get excited. There is a certain thrill to hearing someone definitively tell you their purpose. Why is this exciting? It is because it gives them hope, in that moment they realize they too can achieve awareness of ...
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Words of Hope 12

So many live life like its a long day dream, shambling like a zombie, existing without precision or purpose.  Wake up! Stop sleeping through life! If you don’t open your eyes, you will rise from your rest just in time to see you missed your chance to shine. You don’t ...
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Words of Hope 11

Mend your broken and battered soul by listening to the wind blow through the leaves and the birds singing their songs of ease. Words of Hope Shawn White Blog Clinical Massage Words of Hope 10 ...
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Essential Oils

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Recently I was involved in a conversation with someone claiming essential oils could be used to help induce labor. I was interested in hearing more, because a scientific mind is creative and open. In my research I have never read any science-based evidence supporting this claim, but that doesn’t mean ...
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Words of Hope 10

We have a lot of moving parts in our lives and the complicated nature of it can be dizzying. It sometimes feels like we are walking over a pit of fire on an oiled tightrope. Our journey can be terrifying, painful and horrific, but it is also beautiful, magnificent and ...
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What is Neuroendocrine Cancer

I have a really cool kind of cancer, but not a really cool one to have. It is a decently rare type that does all sorts of amazing things to the human body. These amazing things aren't very fun to experience, but when we look at them objectively it is incredibly fascinating. My cancer is called Neuroendocrine Cancer, now this disease does all the terrible things regular cancer does. It, like a lazy roommate trashes our house, eats all our food and progressively wrecks our home. It also has the ability to synthesize and secrete hormones. One tumor can create a multitude of hormones. Now these little microscopic criters are delightful when they are in the proper amounts, but when they are too high or too low they start causing serious problems in the body. An example is serotonin, most people associate serotonin with the happy feel good hormone juices in our brain, but this only accounts for about 10% of it, the rest can be found throughout our body, and is synthesized in the gut by enterochromaffin cells and are used predominantly for bowel motility. If a tumor is producing serotonin in high doses it may cause a cancer patient to have 10 to 20 bowel movements a day and may even destroy their heart valves, resulting in serious health complications.

Now this isn't all the hormones, others might include adrenocorticotropin hormone, histamines and various other hormones. If that wasn't bad enough, the tumor can be very difficult to find with imagining technology. Neuroendocrine cancer is incurable, so once you have it, it will never go away, no matter how many tumors you’ve cut out, your new friend will be your besty for life.

Is there hope for people with cancer?

If we are alive there is always hope. It doesn't have to manifest in the form of a potential cure. Life is about living the highest quality we can. Cancer has had a huge impact in my life. I have had many friends and love ones endure this challenging road and I want to help others see the pitfalls they will face so they may avoid or minimize the pain when they are confronted by these obstacles.

Shawn White what do you have to offer me?

If you dig people who live with a purpose, you will enjoy your time with me. I love humanity and I have dedicated my existence to inspiring others, bringing joy to their lives and helping people help themselves.

There is so much horror in the world, but that doesn't mean we have to succumb to it and surrender. We can stay strong even when are weak, see hope when we can never be healed and live life with love. In every second there is a snap shot of infinite beauty, and no matter how hard life becomes, if we have hope we can make the most of every moment.

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