post3 - Five to Thrive® Plan Updates: News and Events You Need to Know

Five to Thrive® Plan Updates: News and Events You Need to Know

A Guidebook on Thriving After Cancer Now Available

Our book, “The Complete Guide to Living Life After Surviving Cancer,” is now widely available!

The Five to Thrive® Plan outlined in the book provides practical, sustainable suggestions, as well as specific advice on how readers can influence the five key pathways that have the most profound influence on our health and cancer risk: immune, inflammation, hormones, insulin sensitivity, and digestion/detoxification. This plan explains how five core strategies — spirit, movement, diet, dietary supplementation, and rejuvenation — positively influence all five pathways.

Who should read this book? Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, anyone who is concerned about their own risk of cancer and would like to find ways to reduce that risk, and anyone who desires revitalized health and long term wellness.

New Reading Guide for Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan

We are happy to announce that we have created a reading guide for Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan. This is a great tool for those of you interested in starting a reading group or for anyone who wants a deeper understanding and personal takeaway from the book. If you’re interested in receiving our reading guide send us an email at After we send you this free reading guide, your name will automatically be added to our email list if it is not already on the list.

It’s time to THRIVE!

The Importance of Decreasing Negative Influencers

Are we hard-wired to focus on the negative? Is that why we tend to give more power to negative feedback, emotions, and events than we do positive? Science says yes. But that doesn’t mean we can’t change it.

In a 2001 article in the Review of General Psychology, Dutch researchers explain that the human brain processes negative information more thoroughly than it processes positive input. The authors point out that this tendency can be traced back to the dawn of time.

From an evolutionary standpoint, paying more attention to potential negative events meant increased survival—and those negative-focused genes have been passed on for generations. After all, back in the days of living in caves and fighting off tigers, positive events might not have a noticeable effect on one’s life, but a negative one could quickly end it.

But we are no longer being chased by tigers, so why do we continue to be so attuned to negative events? Could this “survival mechanism” actually be getting in the way of our long-term health? And more importantly, can we rewire this innate survival fixation and tap into the power of positivity?

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The Healing Factor is Karolyn Gazella’s Psychology Today blog. In this entry, she discusses our ability to transform our emotional landscape by practicing positivity.

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