BC-050 Five Time Cancer Survivor, Dr. Marilyn Joyce, Takes Us On Her Journey from Having 2 Weeks to Live to Being Known as, The Vitality DoctorApril 4, 2019 | Author: Debra Melamed
Five Time Cancer Survivor, Dr. Marilyn Joyce, Takes Us On Her Journey from Having 2 Weeks to Live to Being Known as, The Vitality Doctor
Dr Marilyn Joyce has the unique combination of being a Registered Dietician, as well as having a PhD in psychology. She is an internationally renowned author, educator, speaker and trainer, and was the Director of Nutrition for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She has appeared on many TV shows, including Leeza, Jenny Jones, Montel Williams and Maury Povich.
She is the author of several unique, inspiring and comprehensive books, including her best selling books, Five Minutes to Health, I Can’t Believe it’s Tofu,The Original Hollywood Celebrity Diet, Instant E.N.E.R.G.Y.: The 5 Keys To Unlimited Energy and Vitality and The Stress To Success Formula: Transform Your Life, Career and Business Now! She is known as the Master of 5-minute healthy strategies and tips that anyone can do anywhere, anytime. Marilyn’s slogan is, 5 Minutes…5 Times A Day…Instant Energy & Maximum Stress Release Guaranteed!
At the height of her career, and only 35 years old, she was diagnosed with melanoma,and then stage 4 uterine cancer. She went in and out of cancer for 5 years, until she found herself in a wheelchair at 88 lbs with a 2 week prognosis.
Listen to learn about Marilyn’s turning point, her miracle weekend, and how 1 year later she ran a mile!
5:39 In 1989, at 88 pounds and in a wheelchair unable to eat or drink anything, the only thing I could do was suck on ice chips.
6:15 I survived childhood abuse and I was a runaway at 14 so there was a lot of this underneath that I survived and I think it gave me the strength that I wasn’t going to quit.
7:02 The turning point happened at a home my daughter took me to after being given two weeks to live. At a Vitamix demo, I was given cantaloupe, including the seeds and I didn’t throw up.
9:03 I was dragged off to another program with Dr. Bernie Siegel with 900 people in the audience. At a break Dr. Siegel came over and asked me what was going on. I told him, and he asked me if I’d ever done a gratitude journal.
11:53 Dr. Siegel said, what you focus on is what expands, and literally I focused on what I was grateful for. So I got a lot more to be grateful for, including 30 years more on planet earth.
12:48 It became apparent that I had survived beyond my two week prognosis. And if I could do that maybe I could do it longer.
14:40 One year later I ran a mile. It took me 30 minutes. There was hope. They told me stage four uterine cancer would come back so I figured I’d take a trip. I drove to New Mexico and my world became an open world.
17:53 My first book, 5 Minutes to Health, was dedicated to Dr. Bernie Siegel.
19:31 Dr. Siegel had said to me, do you see cancer as your friend?
20:01 He said, “What if you thought of cancer as a teacher? What do you think will be trying to teach you?”
22:04 Let go and let God
22:10 Have fun, laugh, be with friends, be social. Work is not everything.
22:39 If you don’t like what you’re doing quit. Find something you’re passionate about. We didn’t come to this earth to be unhappy and struggle.
24:27 I have an expression that I say, take five to say five and what that means is take five minutes to say five years because I lost five years to cancer.
25:37 Make time and just put on the music, set the timer and start breathing in a rhythmic pattern. Breath in for 4 seconds, hold for 4, and out for 4.
26:46 Whatever comes up release it, because that’s how we learn to release stress by letting things come up, dealing with it, and releasing it.
27:14 Take it to the next step. Earthing or grounding is just taking off your shoes and socks and walking in the earth, sand, or grass. And do the same breathing pattern for five minutes or longer. Research shows sticky blood platelets all stuck together, in five minutes of doing this and the breathing they all separate and go their merry way and blood flow is way better and nutrition gets into your cells more easily.
30:18 People spend 90% of their time indoors right now and that’s not the way people lived in the old days. We need to get out and reconnect to nature, hug a tree, listen to the birds and walk every day and stop and smell the roses.
31:18 We get stuck behind a desk and my philosophy is, every hour get up and get off your seat and on your feet and do something different. Changing your state is critical and regenerates your spirit and your physical body at the same time.
39:29 5 keys to unlimited energy and vitality. The E is for, Exhale fully first so you can inhale fully. The N is for nutrition. The second E is for exercise for cellular rejuvenation. The R is for rest, relax, and rejuvenate. The G is for gratitude. And the Y Is for making it yours and what works for you because there are hundreds of strategies.