Why Did I Get Cancer?

Deborah Herlax Enos

I did all the right things to prevent getting cancer. A certified health coach, nutritionist & wellness speaker, I thought I’d be the last person to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Why did I still get it? Was there something else I could have done to prevent it? A couple years later, I am grateful to be cancer-free and now I’m on a mission to share everything I’ve learned about mitigating risk, managing symptoms, and staying mentally well when bad things happen – even if you “did everything right!” ‘Why Did I Get Cancer‘ features: • Eye-opening information about health/cancer risks that surround us (and solutions to mitigate risks) • Health & lifestyle tips to lower risk (easier and quicker than you’d think!) • Inexpensive solutions for lowering cancer risk DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this podcast pertaining to your health or wellness, or any other aspect of your life is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. You agree and acknowledge that my guests and I are not providing medical advice, mental health advice, or medication advice in any way. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health or any medications, herbs or supplements you are currently taking and before implementing any recommendations or suggestions from this podcast. Do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of information you have heard on this podcast.

33. MOLD: Can That Musty Smell Make You Sick?
Nov 17 2022
33. MOLD: Can That Musty Smell Make You Sick?
33. MOLD: Can That Musty Smell Make You Sick?   I learned much from today's podcast with mold expert Bridgit Danner. I've never given much thought about mold and the impact it could have on chronic disease or even cancer! When Bridgit explained that chemical warfare is often made from a mold, she got my attention! If mold is strong enough to be used in a bomb, what kind of havoc can it create in my body? Listen to today's episode to learn more about this fascinating topic.   Information About Today’s Guest, Bridgit Danner: www.BridgitDanner.com Links to Bridgit's Books: The Ultimate Guide to Toxic Mold Recovery: Take Back Your Home, Health & LifeYour Complete Guide to Health Recovery from Toxic Mold According to Dr. Isaac Eliaz: "You may not be aware of it, but mold is probably affecting your health. So even if it’s not on your mind, “how to detox your body from mold” should be something we all need to be asking. Even if mold is making you sick, you might not know it’s the source of your symptoms. That’s because mold toxicity can act like many other conditions, so it often goes misdiagnosed and untreated. Exposure can cause many different symptoms, including: FatigueCoughShortness of breathFeverHeadacheJoint painMemory problemsDizzinessSinus infectionsWheezingTrouble concentratingSensitivity to lightSkin rashDigestive problems One of the main reasons mold toxins can cause so many different symptoms is this: These toxins can suppress or damage your immune system. Not only can they bring on symptoms themselves, they can make you more vulnerable to other illnesses. Surrounded by Mold Mold exposure is shockingly common. It’s found in the air, damp or water-damaged buildings, even the food you’re eating. Foods that commonly contain mold include cereal grains, nuts, spices, coffee, bulk foods (like the kind you buy from bins to save money) and dairy products. You come across mold inside and outside, and it can travel around with you. Mold spores can attach to things like: ClothingShoesPetsReusable grocery bags That means it can come home with you from just about anywhere. And if it ends up somewhere even slightly damp, it will grow and multiply. In nature, mold speeds up the break down (decomposition) of things like dead trees and fallen leaves. Some molds are used to make cheese or create antibiotics. But many types of mold can be hazardous to your health. These molds produce mycotoxins, poisons that can cause severe health problems and a wide variety of symptoms. The two most common harmful mycotoxins are aflatoxin and ochratoxin, and exposure to either (or both) of these can trigger substantial health issues — from chronic allergies to cancer. What’s more, if your body can’t remove these toxins on its own, they can slip into long-term storage to cause lasting or recurring damage. Mycotoxins Damage Your Health Mycotoxins are sneaky. While mold itself can’t enter your bloodstream — though it can hang around and colonize in spots like your nostrils and lungs — mycotoxins can get into your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body. These opportunistic toxins can hijack your immune system, making you more vulnerable to infections. If your immune system is already compromised (such as people with autoimmune conditions or undergoing cancer treatment), mycotoxins take advantage. If you’re healthy, they can make you very sick. Studies show that mycotoxins can:Cause lung inflammation that can make it harder to breatheDisrupt your gut health by reducing beneficial bacteria and encouraging pathogensTrigger chronic fatigue syndromeAffect brain function and cognitionCause liver damage, including cancerWorsen allergy and asthma symptoms Unfortunately, mold toxicity is frequently misdiagnosed. Because of its wide-ranging effects, it’s typically mistaken for other conditions including depression, multiple sclerosis, or autoimmune conditions. Plus, because mycotoxins are opportunistic, they’re often connected with debilitating diseases such as Lyme disease, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and fibromyalgia." From "How to Detox Your Body from Mold Without Stressing Out Your Kidneys & Liver" by Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc   This episode is sponsored in part by ButcherBox. The Benefits of ButcherBox ButcherBox takes the guesswork out of finding high-quality meat and seafood you can trust100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, pork raised crate-free, and wild-caught seafoodHumanely raised; no antibiotics or added hormones Ultimate Convenience Get just what you want delivered right to your doorstep FREE SHIPPING for the continental U.S. and no surprise fees The main course for Thanksgiving dinner can sometimes be a main source of stress! Not anymore. ButcherBox is offering my listeners a Free Turkey and $10 off in your first box! 🦃 Sign up today at and use code Enos10 to get one 10-14 lb Turkey FREE in your first box. 🦃   This episode is sponsored in part by Wave Block. Use the code ENOS20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
32. Can Root Canals Contribute to Cancer Risk?
Nov 3 2022
32. Can Root Canals Contribute to Cancer Risk?
32. Can root canals contribute to cancer risk?   You better fasten your seatbelt for this podcast episode. Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett joins me today to discuss how oral health affects the rest of your body and the hazards of silver mercury fillings, root canals, and fluoride. I’ve never been one of those people that hated going to see the dentist. On the contrary, I always felt bad for them because no one wants to see them! Dr. B. felt called to this profession because he wanted to change how people felt about going to the dentist. I love Dr. B’s commonsense approach to dental work and oral health. In our interview, we discuss holistic dentistry and how the health of your mouth can impact every cell in your body. About Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett: Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett is redefining the modern dental experience.  Over the past 20 years, he has created a practice that is recognized as an international hotspot for Dental Tourism.  He attracts those who seek a holistic and integrative biological approach to their oral health. Through his weekly Toxic Tuesday and Wellness Wednesday social media posts, Dr. Blodgett shares truths not commonly discussed in traditional dental settings.  His post series illustrates his patients’ incredible journeys back to health and provides best practices for predictable oral and systemic health.    Dr. Kelly Blodgett is a General Dentist who is board certified in Naturopathic Medical Dentistry and Integrative Biological Dental Medicine and is the founder of Blodgett Dental Care in Portland, Oregon. Make sure you follow Dr. B.; he posts some very surprising content on his social channels. Dr. Blodgett on Instagram (@blodgettdentalcare)Dr. Blodgett on Facebook (@drblodgett)Dr. Blodgett on YouTube (@blodgettdentalcare) Here’s a link to the book Dr. B mentioned: Gut by Giulia Enders Here’s are few more links about mercury and fluoride. This is how I educated myself so I could ask the right questions during the podcast episode. Smoking Teeth Video on YouTubeHolisticDental.orgAn Inconvenient Tooth Documentary   This episode is sponsored in part by ButcherBox. The Benefits of ButcherBox ButcherBox takes the guesswork out of finding high-quality meat and seafood you can trust100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, pork raised crate-free, and wild-caught seafoodHumanely raised; no antibiotics or added hormones Ultimate Convenience Get just what you want delivered right to your doorstep FREE SHIPPING for the continental U.S. and no surprise fees The main course for Thanksgiving dinner can sometimes be a main source of stress! Not anymore. ButcherBox is offering my listeners a Free Turkey and $10 off in your first box! 🦃 Sign up today at and use code Enos10 to get one 10-14 lb Turkey FREE in your first box. 🦃   This episode is sponsored in part by Wave Block. Use the code ENOS20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™     Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
31. Can Unresolved Trauma Lead to Cancer?
Oct 20 2022
31. Can Unresolved Trauma Lead to Cancer?
31. Can unresolved trauma lead to cancer?   I’ve never even considered that trauma could impact my health. Dr. Keesha describes health as a puzzle. First you need to find your four corner pieces so you can properly put together the puzzle. It’s the same with our health! Here are the four puzzle pieces Dr. Keesha recommends putting in place to truly heal our body. GeneticsGut HealthToxic BurdenTrauma (unresolved)Here is the ACE quiz that Dr. Keesha discussed on the podcast: www.drkeesha.com/acequiz   About Dr. Keesha Ewers: Dr. Keesha Ewers is an integrative medicine expert, Doctor of Sexology, Family Practice ARNP, Psychotherapist, herbalist, is board certified in functional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, and is the founder and medical director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program. Dr. Keesha has been in the medical field for over 30 years. After conducting the HURT Study in 2013 (Healing Un-Resolved Trauma), she developed the HURT Model for understanding how past childhood trauma impacts adult health. This led to the creation of the You Unbroken online program for patients to heal their own trauma and the Mystic Medicine deep immersion healing retreats she leads at her home on San Juan Island, WA. Dr. Keesha is a popular speaker, including at Harvard and from the TEDx stage, and the best-selling author of Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle: The Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming Emotional Freedom and Vibrant Health, The Quick and Easy Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: Anti-Inflammatory Recipes with 7 Ingredients or Less for Busy People, and Your Libido Story: A workbook for women who want to find, fix, and free their sexual desire. You can listen to her Mystic Medicine Radio Show and find her programs at www.DrKeesha.com.   This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code ENOS20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™     Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
30. Can Estrogen Cause Breast Cancer?
Oct 6 2022
30. Can Estrogen Cause Breast Cancer?
30. Can Estrogen Cause Breast Cancer?    I loved this interview with my naturopathic oncologist, Dr. Laura James. She is a wealth of information and was a great support to me during my breast cancer battle.   We discussed estrogen's role in breast cancer and how too much can be problematic. According to Dr. James, excess estrogen (we pick up a lot of additional estrogen from using plastic and cosmetics) may encourage cancer growth. However, she states that the "jury is still out" on whether estrogen causes cancer.   We also talk about consuming soy products (spoiler alert, I eat soy!) and if some soy products are better than others.   We also discussed a few products I use and that Dr. James recommends for those gosh-darn hot flashes!     Her website is a powerful resource for anyone fighting breast cancer or trying to avoid it! Visit LauraJamesND.com.   For the Hot Flash supplement created by Dr. James, visit her website above or click here!   💖Special offer for listeners of Why Did I Get Cancer? — use code ENOS10 💖 (This is a one-time 10% discount and can't be combined with the 5% discount for filling out the Menopause Rating Scale.)     About Dr. Laura James: Dr. Laura James is a naturopathic oncologist in private practice in Bellingham, WA. She is trained in safely managing complementary and alternative therapies for cancer patients undergoing conventional cancer treatments.    She provides complementary medicine consultations regarding whole foods nutrition, botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle modifications to attain optimum health during cancer treatment and after. She founded Red Cedar Wellness Center, an interdisciplinary integrative health clinic for adults in Bellevue, in 2002, and acted as medical director through 2018.     Dr. James has a bachelor's degree from Tufts University in Boston, and her naturopathic medicine doctorate from Bastyr University in Seattle. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. She has served on the Board of Team Survivor Northwest, and as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University's Center for Natural Health. She collaborates with major medical institutions around the Puget Sound area regarding implementation of integrative medicine programs for cancer patients. She is a sought-after speaker for local and national organizations, including the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Evergreen Healthcare, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Lifeline, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.    This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code ENOS20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™     🛏 I love my cooling sleep mattress pad from sleepme (formerly Chilisleep) 🛏 Click the link below for a discount and to support this podcast! sleepme - The New Home of ChiliSleep Products Use the code SLEEPME for 25% off new CUBE, OOLER, chiliBLANKET and DOCK PRO Sleep Products!     Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
29. Year in Review (Part 2)
Sep 22 2022
29. Year in Review (Part 2)
29. Year in Review (Part 2)   August Brice Founder of Tech Wellness. Being around Wi-Fi can disrupt melatonin production, which can impact your sleep. Studies also show that women who have disrupted sleep (often due to low melatonin levels) have a higher risk of breast cancer. Distance is your friend when it comes to EMF exposure so try to stay away from Wi-Fi routers and cell towers and never put your phone against your body (skin or head!). She also told us about the MRI cell phone study with Dr. Lisa Bailey. She studied women who carried their cells phone in their sports bras. On breast MRI imaging, the women who ended up with breast cancer had tumors that mimicked the pattern of their phones. August suggests we download books and movies and then watch in airplane mode to reduce exposure. techwellness.com   Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy Dr. Connealy is leading a cancer prevention revolution that focuses on treating the patient with the disease and not the disease of the patient while determining the origin of the illness. She is the author of The Cancer Revolution, which has revolutionized the cancer treatment landscape. We had a riveting discussion about the fact that the death rate from cancer hasn't changed in the last 50 years.  I find that statement shocking. Millions of dollars are invested yearly in cancer research; how could it be possible that the death rate from cancer hasn't changed? In her book, Dr. C. cites a Japanese study that found that we have more than 75 million cancer cells in our body at any given time, and usually, our immune system keeps these cells in check. But when the immune system becomes compromised over a long period, these cells can begin to multiply. Dr. C. also shared that there are over 10 RX written for every man, woman, and child in the US. Dr. Leigh Connealy on Instagram (@connealymd) Personal Website: connealymd.com   Holistic Hilda, Hilda LaBrada Gore Hilda walks the talk! I love following her on Instagram as she makes ancestral hacks seem effortless to incorporate into our daily routine. She also suggested that we stack our hacks! For example, try to get more morning sun to help reset your circadian rhythm and while you are at it, turn off the news and choose friends wisely. She also shared one of her favorite quotes, "You can't heal in the same environment that made you sick." So, what do you need to change in your environment to get well? Follow Hilda at @holistichilda and listen to her podcast Wise Traditions.   Auntie Anne Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels We are only as sick as our secrets. Make sure you have safe people in your life. Truth tellers are so important! Make sure you have a few people in your life that will tell you the truth, even if it's hard to hear. Anne's Story • Auntie Anne Beiler   Dr. Gregg Jantz Founder of The Center for Hope and Healing in Edmonds, WA Our country has a sleep epidemic; stay off screens at least an hour before bed. Our community is so important; we are all so attached to our phones and still lonely. Find ways to connect with people during your day. We have three basic human needs: First, to be accepted and loved. Affirmed and told that you have value. There's a purpose for your life and people who acknowledge you for who you are. For more information about Dr. Jantz, click on the link below: drgregoryjantz.com   Dr. Jenn Simmons Functional medical breast expert. In newly diagnosed breast cancer, up to 30% of the women had significant trauma at some point. We talk about how to easily add in more mushrooms, flaxseed, and berries as cancer-prevention food hacks. We also discussed the most important things to do before bed to make sure you get restorative sleep. I can tell you this information will encourage you to stay off your phone in the evening 😉 Follow Dr. Jenn Simmons on Instagram (@drjennsimmons) and (@realhealthmd)       This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code Enos20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
28. Year in Review (Part 1)
Sep 15 2022
28. Year in Review (Part 1)
28. Year in Review (Part 1) Jamie Winship Author of one of my favorite books, Living Fearless. I wish I'd met Jamie and his wife Donna thirty years ago! I would have learned so much from them about fear, managing fear, and not making decisions based on FEAR! But, sure grateful to know both of them now. I've learned how to manage my fear, but it has taken a bit of practice. Jamie says that we can ALL manage our fear, and it might be as easy as taking a few deep breaths and pushing the pause button when we get triggered. One of the techniques I've learned from Jamie is that when life starts to go sideways, I ask myself, Is God for me, against me, or indifferent? Well, I know God is for me, and asking myself that question in the middle of a fearful moment always seems to calm me down and allow me to get a handle on my thoughts. Identityexchange.com   Johnny Imerman Johnny shows people how they can get across the finish line. He was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, and he realized how important it was to show people (by connecting them with people who had already been through cancer) that they could come out on the other side of cancer. One of my favorite bible scriptures is proverbs 29, without a vision, a man perishes. Johnny shows people a vision so they can thrive. imermanangels.org   Ben Salem Founder of WaveBlock Ben has been in the real estate world his entire career, and it was out of necessity that he created his product. He told me he bought an EMF mentor to check his baby's room for radiation. He was shocked when he discovered how much radiation was around the crib. So, he researched and learned how to create a baby blanket that would deflect the waves. He then used that tech to create his product, Wave Block. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention! Kids' skulls absorb 10x the radiation when compared to an adult skull. In Europe, many countries have banned Wi-Fi in nurseries and elementary schools. Use the code Enos20 for a considerable discount on your WaveBlock™ | protecting your world from EMF's - one device at a time!     Kitty Martone Also known as The Healthy Gut Girl. Her mission is to teach people how to improve their gut health. Kitty believes that if you have a healthy gut (80% to 90% of your immune system is influenced by the gut), you may avoid many diseases of the modern world. We also had an excellent discussion about the crippling fear rocking our world and how this can impact gut health, immunity, and cancer prevention. Kitty is the founder of one of my favorite podcasts, Stuff Your Doctor Should Know. Kitty Martone on Instagram (@healthygutgirl_)     Chris Beat Cancer, Chris Wark Chris was diagnosed with stage 3c colon cancer at 26 years old.  Chris had surgery to remove the tumor and was advised to have a year of chemotherapy. Chris decided to take a different path to heal. He changed his diet and attitude, and eighteen years later, HE IS THRIVING! Chris has a very informative list of questions that every cancer patient should download before they meet with their oncologist. I wish I had had this list before my first meeting with my oncologist What every cancer patient needs to know - Chris Wark (chrisbeatcancer.com)     Jodi Cohen Founder of Vibrant Blue Oils A huge takeaway that I didn't hear the first time I listened! Jodi said that when we experience anxiety or panic, it's often a right frontal lobe issue. So, here's her simple hack, stimulate the left side of your frontal lobe to help balance your system and lower your stress and anxiety. Plug the right side of your nostril and inhale out of your left nostril. The key point, smell something in the left nostril. She suggested smelling an orange or a flower. But bottom line, Jodi said smelling something out of the left side, taking about 3-4 breaths, can lower your anxiety! Shop for essential oils using my link below! Vibrant Blue Oils   Join us next week as I continue my year in review and explore more takeaways from my previous podcast episodes!   This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code Enos20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
27. Cancer Made Us Better: A Chat with My Husband
Sep 1 2022
27. Cancer Made Us Better: A Chat with My Husband
27. Cancer Made Us Better: A Chat with My Husband   I sure wish I had known that there were resources for caregivers during my cancer journey. Steve and I didn't even think that maybe he would need to be supported or at least have someone to talk to about what he was going through. I was a mess for a few weeks, and he was my rock. But who was his rock? Yes, he is a man of great faith, and we both relied on God to get us through this season. But day to day, we each needed someone to talk to, to vent to, and for someone to say, "I'm here for you even if you don't think you need me." I had an incredible group of girlfriends (including my precious mom and two daughters) that came alongside me. Kathy (who was two years ahead of me on her breast cancer journey), along with Kim and Patty, dropped everything on my diagnosis day (Sept 1st) to rush over to my house with pink bracelets that we would all wear and Rombauer Chardonnay that we would all drink, haha. Kim left me daily phone messages in an attempt to make me laugh. The best one was when she accidentally flushed her Tiffany sunglasses down the toilet at Nordstrom-I laughed until I cried on that one :) The most challenging time for me was telling my mom and the kids. So hard, I had to have Steve tell my mom. She had to put the phone down she was crying so hard. My church family supported me, my book club, family and friends, and my C3 group (Christian business group of sisters in Christ), and I was given a breast cancer mentor, Liza, through Imerman Angels. Steve had some friends he shared with (he's also in a C3 group) and a few other guys, but he needed more support. I'm hopeful that you can discover better ways to support caregivers through our mistakes. Looking back, we would have set up an appointment with a family counselor to discuss the different aspects of cancer support. We also would have reached out to Imerman Angels to get Steve a mentor- this is an incredible service they offer, mentor support for caregivers - all for free!     This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code Enos20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Resources ImmermansAngels.orgSupport Groups — Cancer CareSupport Groups — Cancer.netSupport Groups — CancerLife.orgCancerCare.orgWhy Did I Get Cancer Ep. 3 — “Loneliness is the Enemy of Cancer Treatment — Mentorship Can Help You Cross the Finish Line” on Apple Podcasts and Spotify Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
26. Hollywood, Health, Hope: A Conversation with Samantha Harris
Aug 18 2022
26. Hollywood, Health, Hope: A Conversation with Samantha Harris
26. Hollywood, Health, Hope: A Conversation with Samantha Harris   I thought I was an energizer bunny, but this gal ran circles around me, haha. I had so much fun chatting with Samantha, and we realized we both had so much in common (minus the four Emmy® nominations and hanging out with the Kardashians). When I got my diagnosis, people said, “how could you possibly get cancer? You’re the healthiest person I know.” Her friends asked Samantha the same questions. Samantha has always been the “healthy one” throughout her life. You know, that person that orders the salad while everyone else is munching on the bacon cheeseburger. Samantha’s cancer diagnosis started her on a mission to rethink what her healthy looked like; was she truly living her healthiest life? When she was on camera wearing skin-tight clothing, there was no space for sweating, so she would pull out the big guns and spray on antiperspirant. One of the ways your body gets rid of toxins is through sweating. After her cancer diagnosis, she began to wonder if all the steps she had to take to be successful in her career might have contributed to her breast cancer diagnosis. Samantha went on a journey to find “her healthiest healthy,” and the results of that quest became the best-selling book, Your Healthiest Healthy.     Enjoy 10% off from one of my favorite supplement companies, Seeking Health. Use the code ENOSAUG22.   This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code Enos20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Resources Samantha-Harris.comYourHealthiestHealthy.comSamantha Harris on Instagram (@SamanthaHarrisTV)Samantha Harris on Facebook (@SamanthaHarrisTV)Samantha Harris on Twitter (@SamanthaHarris)Shaklee Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
25. Get Outside and Play! Can That Reduce Cancer Risk?
Jul 21 2022
25. Get Outside and Play! Can That Reduce Cancer Risk?
25. Get Outside and Play! Can That Reduce Cancer Risk?   Sleep can reset your system and allow your body to do what it does best-repair cells that have been damaged!   Are you a good sleeper? Do you fall asleep quickly, or do you get a second wind in the evening? Did you know that spending time on your laptop at night can send a message to your brain that makes it think that it's mid-day and not midnight?   Today's episode with Hilda explores simple ancestral hacks (going outside to get the morning sun) that can help your body reset your circadian rhythm so you can fall asleep faster and stay asleep. And, as long as you're outside, why not take your shoes off and play?   We also discussed how our ancestors spent three-quarters of their time outside, and today, we spend three-quarters of our time inside; the switch isn't doing our bodies any favors.   Hilda teaches us to "stack our hacks" to maximize our health benefits.   Hilda mentions the two experts below during our conversation.   Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D (@brucelipton) • Instagram photos and videos   Primalhacker (@primalhacker_) • Instagram photos and videos     Enjoy 10% off from one of my favorite supplement companies, Seeking Health. Use the code ENOSJULY22.   This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code Enos20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Resources Follow Hilda on Instagram @HolisticHildaListen to Hilda's podcast Wise Traditions Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
24. Can Stress Cause Cancer?
Jul 14 2022
24. Can Stress Cause Cancer?
24. Can Stress Cause Cancer?   My big takeaways from today's podcast:      1: The importance of managing stress      2: Ancestral hacks such as going outside first thing in the morning to help reset your circadian rhythm      3: Turning off the news! We also discussed the role each of us plays in our health and disease prevention. What if you get cancer surgery but then return to your same environment? Disease isn't always about diet! What kind of thoughts do you think? Are your thoughts positive or negative? Do you surround yourself with encouraging people or discouraging people? I love this quote Hilda told me from Dr. Jack Kruse, “You can't heal in the same environment that made you sick." Give today's podcast a listen for simple hacks to improve your health.     Enjoy 10% off from one of my favorite supplement companies, Seeking Health. Use the code ENOSJULY22.   This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code Enos20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Resources Follow Hilda on Instagram @HolisticHildaListen to Hilda's podcast Wise Traditions Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
23. Simple Detox Hacks - A Conversation With Dr. Tom O’Bryan
Jun 16 2022
23. Simple Detox Hacks - A Conversation With Dr. Tom O’Bryan
23. Simple Detox Hacks - A Conversation With Dr. Tom O'Bryan   I met Dr. O’Bryan at my national nutrition conference in April. While he certainly is one of the world’s leading experts in gluten, he also proved to be an expert on the toxins in our environment. For example, he got my attention when he mentioned that the chemicals in nail polish hit our bloodstream within four minutes. According to research, 50% of men and 41% of women will develop cancer in their lifetime. What is causing this epidemic of cancer in our world? I know that there’s no easy answer, but I think we’d be foolish not to take a look at the toxins that surround us as possible contributors to this disease. According to Dr. O’Bryan, we are in contact with over 700,000 toxins daily! Listen to today’s podcast to learn some of his simple hacks to reduce the toxins in your life; spoiler alert, one of these hacks was used by NASA! 😊 Dr. Tom O'Bryan’s goal for you is ‘Making It Easy To Do the Right Thing’. As an internationally recognized, admired and compassionate speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases, Dr. Tom's audiences discover that it is through a clear understanding of how you got to where you are, that you and your Dr. can figure out what it will take to get you well. Dr. O’Bryan is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and teaches that recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms that activate an immune response is the map to the highway towards better health. His 2016 ground-breaking book, winner of the National Book Award and ranked #1 in several categories on Amazon.com, The Autoimmune Fix, outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives the tools to identify our disease process years before the symptoms are obvious and how to turn your health around, one step at a time. He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind ‘The Gluten Summit - A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide range of symptoms and ages. You can find this info at www.theglutensummit.com and theDr.com     This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code ENOS20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
22. What You Smell Impacts Your Health - Essential Oils & Health!
Jun 2 2022
22. What You Smell Impacts Your Health - Essential Oils & Health!
22. What You Smell Impacts Your Health - Essential Oils & Health!   According to Dr. Josh Axe: Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Because of their antidepressant, stimulating, detoxifying, antibacterial, antiviral and calming properties, they continue to gain popularity as natural, safe and cost-effective therapy for a number of health concerns. There’s no wonder why considering the high cost of health care bills and the side effects of conventional medications. Adding such oils to your personal medicine cabinet and lifestyle can make a world of difference.   I’m so excited for you to listen to today’s podcast with Jodi Cohen, founder of the essential oils company, Vibrant Blue Oils. We had a very simple conversation about health. Eat, sleep, move and POOP! Can health really be that simple? YES! Please join us for today’s podcast repeat so you can truly understand that good health can be a simple eating, moving and well, pooping 😉 I started using essential oils thirty years ago on my clients. Back then it was a little too “woo-woo” to get my clients excited about using them. Fast forward to today where there’s scientific research touting the benefits of essential oil use, woot-woot! Jodi goes on to explain that our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than any of our other senses. I’m a HUGE fan of essential oils and I think use them on a daily basis. Here’s a few of my favorites: Parasympathetic Blend (I use this first thing in the morning to set my system up to stay calm throughout my day), I also use the Calm oil during the day and the Circadian Rhythm Blend at night.     Enjoy a $10 discount when you purchase Vibrant Blue Oils. Use the code Welcome10 Use this link to order CalmUse this link to order Parasympathetic BlendUse this link to order the Circadian Rhythm Blend   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
21. Clean Beauty – A Conversation with Gabriel of Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc.
May 19 2022
21. Clean Beauty – A Conversation with Gabriel of Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc.
21. Clean Beauty – A Conversation with Gabriel of Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc.   I was shocked when Gabriel told me that we each have 5-7 pounds of skin and that our skin is our biggest organ. The skin works as a filter, so what goes on our skin goes into our bodies. Yikes! It made me think about what types of products I use on my skin, hair, and nails.   Ironically, I just returned from my annual National Association of Nutritional Professionals conference. One of the speakers mentioned that within 4 minutes of using nail polish, the chemicals from the polish hit our bloodstream.    When you hear two messages within days that sound the same, I know it's a sign!   One of my big takeaways from my conversation with Gabriel is how we can make our own or DIY natural products. For example, he likes to use Jojoba oil as a moisturizer, and he cooks with essential oils.    Listen to the podcast episode to learn more of his DIY secrets!   Gabriel is also offering a coupon to podcast listeners: Enos25 for 25% off!   Gabriel De Santino is the founder and CEO of Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc., a global natural beauty empire whose brands include Gabriel, Zuzu Luxe, and Clean Kids Naturally.   Born of Latin descent and raised off the coast of Mexico, Gabriel, at an early age, was naturally drawn to the coastal life and heavily influenced by his grandmother's holistic practices. At the age of 18, Gabriel moved to Seattle, Washington. He knew the Pacific Northwest had a rising fashion and beauty scene and joined the movement at a local beauty counter. It was there that Gabriel fell in love with makeup but was also inspired to look past the made-up face. He soon secured a position at a salon & spa to learn more about the industry and how he may change it. After attending aesthetician school, he quickly discovered he wanted to first correct the skin before covering it up, a mantra he still practices today. As an aesthetician, he struggled because women were using toxic products on their skin. But, given his background as a naturopath and familiarity with sea botanicals, his calling was loud and clear.   In 1992, he solicited his friends and family's moral and financial support. As a result, he started Gabriel Organics, a complete line of all-natural, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free skincare products made with seaweed as its hero ingredient.   Gabriel Cosmetic Inc.'s prestige and diverse brand portfolio were created out of one man's vision of clearly defining natural beauty and being able to provide affordable and accessible vegan beauty products to consumers worldwide.   Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc. is headquartered in its original area of Redmond, Washington, with over 25 employees and its fearless leader, Gabriel De Santino, leading the charge every step of the way.     This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code ENOS20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
20. Meditation is Medication - Part Two of My Conversation with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy
May 5 2022
20. Meditation is Medication - Part Two of My Conversation with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy
20. Meditation is Medication - Part Two of My Conversation with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy   My podcast guest this week is part two of my conversation with Dr. C, and she says that Meditation is the Medication.   We need to get a better handle on our stress. Stress is a normal part of our day. She is concerned about the long-term chronic stress that will raise our levels of inflammation. When inflammation is high for long periods, our body gets very challenged, and that's how diseases like cancer can occur.   She told me how years ago, she went to La Jolla to meditate with Deepak Chopra and walked away thinking, well, nobody will want to do that! Fast forward twenty years, and she tells me the science is clear, Meditation can help you lower your stress levels, lower your levels of inflammation, and help you sleep more soundly. In addition, these benefits will support your immune system so it can do its job-killing invaders such as cancer cells.   I know I need to manage my stress better. I'm a hyper person. I was always in trouble for talking too much in school. I was even prescribed Ritalin for a time. I also have a hard time sitting still, but I also want to be a more peaceful person, ahhh! I make Meditation more stressful than it should be. Meditation is just one more item that I don't accomplish on my daily to-do list. Instead of stressing out about how I'm not meditating, I will make it work for me. I'm going to start small: Move my body a bit, go for a short walk or stretch a bit.Get outside.Focus on breathing.I will observe my surroundings and be grateful. What I do to manage my stress might not be a traditional type of meditation but it’s a start!   Dr. Connealy's social info: ConnealyMD.comDr. Connealy on Instagram (@ConnealyMD)   Enjoy a 10% discount with one of my favorite supplement companies, Seeking Health. Use the code EnosMAY22 Immune Support — Seeking Health One of my favorite products is their liquid Vitamin D!   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
19. Stress & Cancer - a Candid Conversation with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy
Apr 28 2022
19. Stress & Cancer - a Candid Conversation with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy
19. Stress & Cancer - a Candid Conversation with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy   Dr. Connealy is leading a cancer prevention revolution that focuses on treating the patient with the disease and not the disease of the patient while determining the origin of the illness. She is the author of The Cancer Revolution, which has revolutionized the landscape of cancer treatment.   We had a riveting discussion about the fact that the death rate from cancer hasn't changed in the last 50 years. I find that statement shocking. Millions of dollars are invested yearly in cancer research; how could it be possible that the death rate from cancer hasn't changed?   In her book, Dr. C. sites a Japanese study that found that we have more than 75 million cancer cells in our body at any given time, and usually, our immune system keeps these cells in check. But when the immune system becomes compromised over a long period, these cells can begin to multiply.   Give today's podcast episode a listen to hear her fascinating answer!   Other topics we covered: StressOnly 5% or less of our cancer risk appears to be due to genetics.Can exercise help prevent cancer?The link between EMFs and diseaseThe role toxins play in cancer and other diseasesCancer is now the leading cause of death in childrenNanoplastics  According to Dr. Connealy, we are ingesting about a credit card size each day of plastic. Unfortunately, eating plastic isn't doing our health any favors. The latest research shows that these nano plastic/particles, due to their small size and molecular properties, can penetrate the cells and cause harmful effects.    With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Connealy has become a prominent leader in the field of Functional Medicine. She utilizes the best of all sciences, including conventional, homeopathic, eastern medicine, and modern medicine. She is the founder and medical director of the Cancer Center for Healing and Center for New Medicine. The combined 30,000 S.F. clinics have become the largest integrative medical clinic in North America and have been visited by over 70,000 patients.    Dr. Connealy's social info: ConnealyMD.comDr. Connealy on Instagram (@ConnealyMD)   Enjoy a 10% discount with one of my favorite supplement companies, Seeking Health. Use the code EnosMAY22 Immune Support — Seeking Health One of my favorite products is their liquid Vitamin D!   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
18. Protect Your Peace to Prevent Disease (with Dr. Gregg Jantz)
Apr 21 2022
18. Protect Your Peace to Prevent Disease (with Dr. Gregg Jantz)
18. Protect Your Peace to Prevent Disease (with Dr. Gregg Jantz)   Mental health, stress, and anxiety: we've all experienced these feelings.   I work to protect my peace.   What does that mean?   I'm careful about who is in my life, and I'm cautious about what I listen to because that goes directly to my mind.   Listen to today's podcast with Dr. Gregg Jantz to learn his easy tips to help you protect your peace. He was very clear with me that there are things we can do daily to have more peace and, thus, better health. Here are some of my favorite tips that I do daily to create more peace in my life (all of my tips received a big thumbs up from Dr. J!). I've worked hard to surround myself with encouraging and kind people. I've also canceled our television cable, which allows me to choose how and when I hear the news.   I had to recognize what I could control to guard my peace.   What I can control today: What I'm hearing.What I'm eating and drinking.How did I respond to negative situations or people?My attitude.That. Is. It.   Once I realized that I could control these things and only these things (newsflash, I had to learn I couldn't control people), my stress levels started to change, and I found my joy returning.   Here's the daily ritual I do to protect my peace: I start my day with a glass of water while I look out my window and not at my PHONE.I make a cup of coffee and walk outside, rain or shine, and look toward the sun, not at the sun as that can damage your eyes.I return inside and read my Bible and write in my gratitude journal.I take five deep breaths and do a little bit of stretching at the top of every hour.   Dr. Jantz is the founder of The Center A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, voted a Top Ten facility for Depression Treatment in the United States. Dr. Jantz pioneered Whole Person Care in the 1980s and is a world-renowned expert on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, technology addiction, and abuse. Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author of 40 books and a go-to media authority on mental and behavioral health afflictions, appearing on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CNN.   For more information about Dr. Jantz, click on the link below: Dr. Gregory Jantz – Best Selling Author, Depression Specialist (drgregoryjantz.com)     Enjoy a 10% discount with one of my favorite supplement companies, Seeking Health. Use the code EnosAPR22 Immune Support — Seeking Health One of my favorite products is their liquid Vitamin D!   Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.
14. Your Fear Can Be Crippling; Tips to Get Out of Fear-Based Thinking in SECONDS!
Feb 17 2022
14. Your Fear Can Be Crippling; Tips to Get Out of Fear-Based Thinking in SECONDS!
14. Your fear can be crippling; tips to get out of fear-based thinking in SECONDS!   Today's guest is Jamie Winship.   Jamie Winship has decades of experience bringing peaceful solutions to some of the world's highest conflict areas. Starting with a distinguished career in law enforcement in the metro Washington, DC area. His unconventional efforts to bring about societal and racial reconciliation led him to Indonesia, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, and Israel. Jamie understands that most people have limiting thoughts and negative emotions that burden their daily lives. In addition, people battle a deep fear of never being enough or simply "going through the motions" with no real sense of identity or purpose. In today's podcast, Jamie teaches me his quick tips to help me get out of fear-based thinking and into my true God-given identity. First, Jamie explained to me how I could manage my fear. When you learn to manage your fear, you can truly learn to walk in FREEDOM! Enjoy 10% off from one of my favorite supplement companies, Seeking Health. Use the code ENOSFEB22.   This episode is sponsored by Wave Block. Use the code ENOS20 for 20% off of your Wave Block purchase. The perfect accessory to your Airpods® – block radiation and EMF – WaveBlock™   Resources IdentityExchange.comJamieWinship.com Connect with Deborah Deborah on InstagramDeborah on FacebookDeborah on TwitterWhyDidIGetCancer.com   This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.