Radical Remission: What Cancer Survivors Share In Common

Radical Remission bookKelly Turner, PhD is the first credentialed researcher to ask what oncologists don’t care about.


“What Do Cancer Survivors Share In Common?”

“What Do Cancer Survivors Do To Heal Themselves?” 


Dr. Turner is a Harvard graduate, researcher, author and speaker in the field of integrative oncology.  What she discovered during her 10-year study and dissertation on cancer survivors is shocking in that this headline worthy news is hidden from public eye.

For decades we in the holistic and integrative health and wellness industry knew and intuited what Dr. Turner has finally verified through acceptable scientific method, so now traditional Western medicine must take note.

Below are excerpts from Dr. Turner’s recently released book, Radical Remission, Surviving Cancer Against All Odds:

 “There are over one thousand cases in print [of Radical Remission] all quietly published in medical journals….and no one was seriously investigating these cases, nor making any attempts to track them.” 

Furthermore, “Oncologists had no interest in hearing about what they had done to get better.”

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Turner identified 75 things that cancer survivors shared in common and 7 out of the top 9 keys to healing cancer are emotional and spiritual practices all of which work to boost the immune system.  

Turner defines Radical Remission as “any cancer remission that is statistically unexpected, and those statistics very depending on the cancer type, stage, and medical treatment received.”

  • a person’s cancer goes away without using any conventional medicine; or
  • a cancer patient tries conventional medicine, but the cancer does not go into remission, so he or she switches to alternative methods of healing, which do lead to a remission, or
  • a cancer patient uses conventional medicine and alternative healing methods at the same time in order to outlive a statistically dire prognosis (i.e. any cancer with a less than 25 percent chance of five-year survival).

The Top 9 Keys To Healing Cancer:

  • Radically changing your diet
  • Taking control of your health
  • Following your intuition
  • Using herbs and supplements
  • Releasing suppressed emotions
  • Increasing positive emotions
  • Embracing social support
  • Deepening your spiritual connection
  • Having strong reasons for living

Liz & Me

The above 9 Keys to beating cancer are all things Dianne Porchia helped Elizabeth Craig with that has lead to her success in healing and remaining  No Evidence of Disease (NED) after a diagnosis of Stage IV anal cancer in November 2012.

Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats offered by Dianne Porchia address and facilitate healing and personal growth in all of the above 9 Keys to Beating Cancer.
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Cure for Corporate Burn Out

Corporate Burn Out is when you hit the wall and just can't stand another day at the office or work place.

Corporate Burn Out is when you hit the wall and just can’t stand another day at the office or work place.

Are you a high level executive who now feels anxious or dread at work?

Does your heart race or stomach feel upset during the day?

Do you get irritated easily with your colleagues and family?

Do you self-medicate with drugs or alcohol?

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of the above questions chances are you are experiencing extreme work stress at work aka corporate burn out.

Individuals in high level performance positions generally excel under pressure. However, corporate burnout and work stress symptoms are associated with chronic stress and could be warning signs that something worse is brewing health-wise if you don’t make lifestyle changes quick.

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Daily hikes into Topanga State Park uses nature as teacher, healer and inspiration for making positive lifestyle changes to create your Life In Balance

When high performance demands are not balanced with adequate recovery time and effective relaxation techniques, chronic stress can turn into serious health consequences including hypertension, heart attack, stroke, ulcers, gastrointestinal disorders, IBS and cancers.

Effective stress reduction techniques and holistic wellness approach is the key to maintaining a strong immune system.

The best cure for corporate burnout is bringing your life back into balance holistically without drugs. Improving diet and exercise is only part of the solution. Learning effective stress reduction techniques, changing the way you approach challenges mentally and emotionally and adopting a perspective which connects you to a higher purpose is essential for whole being wellness.

High level executives or personalities who recognize the seriousness of stress symptoms and seek professional help before illness stops them in their track, is by far much the wiser and will bounce back quicker to be once again at the top of their game.

Dianne Porchia offers concierge Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats for VIPs, high level executives and celebrities who prefer not to share their personal story with strangers in a group setting.  Tailor made private retreats offer in-depth, one-on-one attention and wellness training with NO DRUGS in Topanga, California and other destination settings.

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Porchia’s unique holistic stress reduction program includes daily hikes in nature, nutritional guidance, phyto-chemical food healing formulas, meditation, mindfulness, Qi Gong, massage, yoga, somatic dialogue, inner child healing, anger work and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). 

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Life In Balance Holistic Wellness Retreats in Topanga

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APRIL 18 –  22, 2014

IDENTIFY your personal goals for health, wellness, personal growth and new beginnings

CLEANSE your body through  phyto-chemical food healing formulas and improved eating habits

CALM your overactive mind and nervous system with Vipassana Meditation and Mindfulness in nature

REVITALIZE and move stuck energy during daily hikes into Topanga State Park and through QiGong breathing exercises

RECONNECT with your Authentic Self, compassion and joy through heart-centered communication exercises

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  • 4-nights accommodation
  • Organic evening meals catered by Inn of the Seventh Ray Restaurant
  • Phyto-chemical food healing lunches for health & detox
  • Daily hikes Topanga State Park using Nature as teach, healer & inspiration for wellness, growth and spiritual connection
  • Holistic Stress Reduction techniques support a strong immune function
  • Transform an “inner saboteur” voice into an “inner ally” to support goals
  • Set your intentions and Take Home Action Plan to support your goals at home
  • Follow-up group webinar to help keep you on track
  • Plenty of FREE time for relaxation, personal reflection & journaling
  • Book private massage, cranio-sacral therapy, aroma therapy session


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Cancer Fighting Smoothie #4

This smoothie recipe is based on Naturopathic Food Healing Science in the book Conquering ANY Disease the Ultimate High-Phytochemical Food Healing System, authored by QiGong Practitioner Jeff Primack.

Make sure you use organic and GMO free ingredients whenever possible.

  • 1 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 head purple cabbage
  • 1 small red beet
  • 1/2 lime with pith & seeds
  • 1 Fugi apple with skin & seeds
  • 1 carrot
  • 1″ inch slice fresh ginger root
  • 3 fresh basil tops with stem

Place all ingredients in  high horsepower Vitamix or Blendtec blender and hold down the ‘pulse” button for 15 seconds.  Then let go and press the “up” arrow until it revs up to “Speed 10.”  the blender will cycle up to speed 10, then stop automatically after 50 seconds.  Blend for a minimum of 2 cycles for about 2 minutes total blend time. If you blend for a third cycle, add two ice cubes to keep the contents from getting overly hot.

Jeff Primack’s Smoothie Formulas  book contains recipes for the following diseases and health concerns:

  • Cancer
  • Autism
  • Brain function
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Variety of additional health concerns

Purchase Jeff Primack’s Smoothie Formulas book by clicking here

Drink your  drink your way to good health.

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FDA Finally Wants To Ban Trans Fats

It’s inconceivable that for over a century, our FDA has allowed disease producing trans fats / partially hydrogenated oils in our foods.

Artery clogging trans fats / partially hydrogenated are found in many processed foods,  margarine , crackers, cookies, pizza and many baked goods.

The Food and Drug Act of 1906, during President Theodore Roosevelt’s office was established to protect the public from food that had been “adulterated” or “mislabeled” and applied penalties to the manufacturer is “standard of strength, quality or purity” of the active ingredient was not either stated clearly on the label or listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia or the National Formulary.

In 1909, Proctor and Gamble started marketing the first hydrogenated shortening Crisco (partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil), and gave away free Crisco cookbooks to promote their product.  Even though as early as 1956 scientific literature showed that trans fats could cause the large increase in coronary artery disease, these concerns were ignored by the FDA.

In 1994, it was estimated that trans fats caused 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year.

Trans fats are harmful because they increase risks for heart disease by both raising bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lowering good cholesterol (HDL). In 2007 New York City was the first city to ban trans fats from restaurants. Since then, 15 states and localities have followed New York’s example.

When you go out to a restaurant do you now what kind of oils are in your foods?


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Fast Track To Happiness

In only two sessions with Dianne Porchia, 38 year old Eric transformed his relationship with his estranged father, reconnected in the loving with his mother and brother and discovered his inner Light to share in relationship !

How is this possible in only 2 sessions?


Watch 38 year old Eric at his second session with Dianne Porchia, MA as he moves his energy and his spirit from a closed-off guarded man operating from his head into an enthusiastic, dynamic and inspired individual radiating love, Light and passion.

Watch this video and find out Eric’s secret.

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Porchia’s pH* Platter: Salmon & Kale

Grilled salmon and kale

Porchia’s Grilled Salmon & Coconut Wilted Kale*

  • Ingredients:
  • Wild Copperhead Salmon
  • Curly red or green kale, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 Tble organic coconut oil
  • 1 Tble extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Cracked Himalayan sea salt
  • Cracked tri-colored peppercorns

So yummy and light for hot summer weather!   Lightly score salmon in hatch-work pattern to allow seasoning to penetrate meat.  In separate small bowl, mix olive oil, lemon,  half the turmeric, sea salt and pepper to taste and drizzle over scored salmon. Let marinade while you prepare greens.

Directions: Place a tablespoon of organic coconut oil,  turmeric and paprika in a stir fry pan and heat over moderately high flame.  Add pumpkin seeds and stir fry over high heat for 30 seconds until  pumpkin seeds are tender. Add grated carrot, chopped kale greens and stir fry for 1 minute tossing greens in oil continuously until coated.  Remove from heat before greens are overcooked.  You want them only slightly wilted and still rather crisp.  Season with cracked Himalayan sea salt and cracked tri-colored peppercorns.  Place on serving dish.

Place seasoned salmon on outdoor barbeque or stove-top grill pan.  Salmon can easily become too dry if over cooked so you want to remove it from the heat when the inside just turns opaque.  Place salmon over bed of wilted greens and serve warm.

This dish can also be served chilled for a summer picnic and is best if you make a little extra marinade and pour it over your cold salmon and greens before serving.

*Porchia’s recipes are always conscientious of pH balance of alkaline and acid foods. 

Studies show that cancer cannot thrive in an Alkaline environment, so it is important to eat higher ratio of foods that are neutral pH and Alkaline pH and minimize acidic foods.  It takes 20 parts of ALKALINITY to Neutralize 1 part ACIDITY in the body; i.e. kale, dark leafy greens, cabbage family, beets, etc.

For a copy of Porchia’s pH Food Chart, click here.

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Beating Stage 4 Cancer

Elizabeth was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the anus and womb area in November 2012 and was also going through an out of state divorce.  I started working closely with Elizabeth on day one of her chemo treatment February 1, 2012.  The intensive healing work Elizabeth and I focused on was around releasing past emotional hurt, disappointment, anger, blame and pain along with limiting and dis-empowering beliefs that held an internal state of dis-ease, fear, judgment and anxiety.

Working together on the conscious and subconscious levels and with deeply healing processes of compassionate Self-forgiveness, Elizabeth replaced these low vibration thoughts and emotions with new Self-loving, Self-honoring and Self-nurturing actions, ways of being and holding within herself that create a positive and high inner vibration field of energy which supports immune function.

She completed six weeks of chemo and radiation, went through a waiting period of two months during which she moved back to her Florida home and focused on recovery, detoxing and boosting her immune system through diet, supplementation and continued Self-loving and Self-nurturing. She returned to Los Angeles for her body scan on June 5th.
On June 6, I accompanied her to get results from her oncologist, who said,

“Elizabeth your Scan results show you are cancer FREE !!!”

Tears of joy, relief and gratitude overwhelmed us all in the UCLA doctor’s office. Liz and I went to Agape Church that Sunday morning and I secretly slipped a note to Reverend Michael Beckworth about this GREAT news for Elizabeth.   At the end of Sunday’s 9:00 a.m. service, Reverend Michael announced to the congregation, “Elizabeth Craig, diagnosed with stage 4 cancer eight months ago.  After six weeks of chemo and radiation she is now cancer FREE !      Prognosis: Life!”

 The congregation applauded and cheered. Reverend Michael invited Elizabeth on stage where she gave her own message of HOPE to anyone who might be faced with a similar challenge of cancer.

“Don’t give up! 

There is HOPE. 

Look at me!”

 Read the secrets of Elizabeth’s success


Contact Porchia for help  310-455-2851

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8 Levels of Emotions & Health

When repressed negative emotions such as anger, fear, anxiety, despair, guilt and shame are held in the mind, this causes internal stress to which the body’s autonomic nervous system responds by moving into the protection mode response, (freeze, flight or fight response), triggering elevated levels of stress hormones “cortisols to flood the body in preparation to act swiftly for self preservation. When these stress hormones remain elevated in a chronic condition, one’s immune function is suppressed.  This is why some teenagers will get sick with headaches, stomach problems, colds and flu around final exam time.

As cellular biologist Bruce Lipton has proved in his ground-breaking book The Biology of Belief, the human cell can move into protection mode (FFF response, Cortisol flooding, supressed immune function) or it can move toward the growth mode (love, nurturing, safety, improved T-cell function, boosting immune function), but it cannot move in both directions at the same time.

Negative emotions repulse optimum immune function and Positive emotions  attract optimum immunce function.

Below is an abbrieviation of the 8 Levels of Emotions:

  1. Love
  2. Acceptance
  3. Willingness
  4. Scared
  5. Hurt
  6. Anger
  7. Despair
  8. Shame

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Setting Intentions For New Possibilities

It’s easy to get stuck in a mental rut, doing the same thing, going to the same places and encountering the same crowd. No matter how much you like your daily routine and circle of friends, sometimes your world can feel really small and confined.

Situational depression triggered by losing a job, ending a relationship or marriage, losing someone close, or becoming an empty nester can cause feelings of separation from Self and others. You may ask, “What’s the point?   Why don’t I just give up trying?”

I experienced this small world outlook when trying to figure out how to support myself post divorce after being out of the work force during my 16-year marriage.  I was middle age with little skills, my previous career as an interior designer was now dominated by young people with computer skills that I knew nothing about.

I felt a gaping void in my heart from the loss of husband and family and I saw myself as an obsolete buoy, floating aimlessly in a vast sea of proficient, highly trained schools of technicians.  “How can I possibly compete in a workforce that is highly skilled, half my age and requires half the salary I would need to survive?”  I felt completely hopeless and helpless.

I intuitively knew that Nature was an essential element in healing this emotional void and bring me back to center. I also knew from early dance training and yoga that moving my body was necessary to move the “stuck energy” of emotional injury.

I set an intention to reinvent my Self and started a daily healing routine of mountain biking to the top of the mountain.  Overlooking a 360 degree view of Los Angeles, Santa Monica beaches and the San Fernando Valley, I said my prayers, did meditation and  yoga.

Each day as I rode up the fire trails, I asked for the healing beauty of Nature to fill the hole in my heart with love, Light and the beauty that surrounded me on this 10-mile loop.  There were many screams of anger, breathless questions asking “why” and cleansing tears that streamed down my cheeks during the strenuous uphill ride.

Day by day, little by little the gaping void began to fill with love and appreciation. Tears of pain, turned into tears of Self-love. I realized the gift I received in allowing myself to experience the fullness of the pain of loss, disappointment and hurt, was equal to my large capacity to give and receive love, to be joyful and let Light in.

My self-designed healing process taught me a lot about the body-mind connection and I knew health and wellness would be my new career path. My certification in massage, cranio-sacral and other modalities educated me on human physiology.  Researching my next step professionally, I found a master’s degree program in Spiritual Psychology which for me was the missing link holistic health and wellness.

Trusting I am never alone, but guided by Spirit, I conquered and moved through my fears of inadequacy and feeling “less than” others, obtaining my master’s degree.   During this formal education I learned many counseling skills from the perspective that acknowledges,  “We are each Divine Beings having our own unique human experience on Earth.”

This paradigm shift is integrated into interpersonal neurobiology, somatic awareness, inner child healing and creative expression to comprise the basis for Porchia’s W.I.S.H. Whole Integrated Self Health, Approach to Healing, Loving and Living Consciously.

EAT, PAINT, PRAY, LOVE; Life in Balance Tuscan Style October 3 – 12, 2013,                   Travel With Intention opportunity with Porchia.  Contact: dianne@porchiaswish.com

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