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More Info on Why You Should be Taking an Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement

If you are recovering from cancer treatment and trying to get on track to doing everything you can from preventing cancer from coming back, OR if you are simply looking to live a healthier life and add a supplement to your diet that is proven to benefit your body in so many ways, including fighting cancer, then you will most likely want to add omega-3 fatty acids to your daily diet.—And below are 3 good reasons why. 1. Docosahexanoic acid [...]

More on Reactive Hypoglycemia

I wrote a blog not too long ago about reactive hypoglycemia. It can be a horrible condition to deal with. I mean if you eat one wrong thing, a doughnut, mashed potatoes, your favorite childhood cereal, fast food... whatever. BAM! Your day is ruined! The symptoms kick in. You may have shivers, a headache, sweaty palms get moody, experience tachycardia. Yuk! Who wants any of this!—Nobody right? Well, basically the key to this condition is one thing, diet! Learning what [...]

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The Importance of Rest and Recovery When Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Chemotherapy can take its toll on the body, but many cancer survivors may feel tired or weak long after their treatment has finished. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, fatigue is a common symptom of some cancers. Patients may feel tired, down, heavy, or worn-out, and may lack the energy to carry out daily duties. This "cancer fatigue" can be relieved however. Getting plenty of rest and relaxation after chemotherapy can help your [...]

Is There a “Secret” Cancer Cure?

Are you a conspiracy theorist? Do you believe in aliens? Do believe that the JFK assassination was an inside job? Do believe that JFK was killed by aliens?—Okay I am getting carried away here. Do you believe that a cure for cancer exists and it is being hidden by the government? (Or by aliens—sorry, I'm fond of those little folks!) // Well, I’m not going to say I have a lot of information on any of this. I’ve read [...]

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But the Doctor Said…

As cancer patients, and former cancer patients, we become very in-tune with our bodies. We memorize what drugs we are allergic to, we know exactly what it means when we feel a certain way and even why certain tests won't work on us. So docs, sometimes it's a good idea to listen to us.:) Recently, I had a needle biopsy. Needle biopsies do have their place, but not when diagnosing my condition. How do I know this?—Well through my own [...]

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Laetrile: Toxic Cancer Killer?

I can remember as a child my mom driving me to the clinic for chemo. It was a bit of a drive, so on the way we would talk about lots of things. One of those things was natural cancer cures, vitamins, herbs and being healthy. She would talk about good foods to eat, drinking green tea and something called laetrile. Laetrile or B 17 was discovered by Dr. Ernst Krebb, Jr. in 1952. He came to the conclusion that [...]

importance of rest when undergoing chemo

Is it Possible to Boost the Ability of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy to Destroy Cancer Cells?

34 randomized trials have demonstrated the ability of Astragalus to increase the effectiveness of a particular type of chemotherapy to destroy cancer cells. Ashwagandha suppress the proliferation of lung cancer cells when combined with a specific chemotherapy. When high-dose Melatonin is added to the regimen of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients receiving the most common first-line chemotherapy agents, the rate of cancer cell destruction increases, the performance status of patients improves and the overall quality and enjoyment of life for patients [...]

A Little About Milk Thistle!

Milk thistle is a flowery weed. It’s related to the daisy and to ragweed and is native to Mediterranean countries. It has been used for 2000 years. It is claimed that milk thistle is good for the liver (among other things). However, it is also claimed that not enough clinical research can back the benefits of milk thistle. Still, people all over the world continue to use milk thistle. It is used to treat conditions like cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatitis, and gallbladder [...]

A Naturopathic Oncologist’s Primer on What Products Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors Should Not Take

As a Naturopathic Oncologist I work alongside of Medical Oncologists to provide complete care for people facing a new cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment and for people who have completed their conventional care. This model of care is called Integrative Oncology and it allows people to receive the best of conventional care and the best of natural medicine simultaneously and is possible because the patient works with a physician expert in both areas. 80% of people who face a cancer diagnosis [...]

dairy and breast cancer

Dairy and Breast Cancer

I was recently asked by a woman who organizes a group of survivors with a history of ER/PR+ breast cancer what my professional opinion regarding dairy consumption is. Dairy consumption is contraindicated for ER/PR+ breast cancer survivors. That is, women with this history should not drink or eat dairy. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Conventionally produced dairy contains bovine growth hormone, both synthetic BGH injected in the mother cow to stimulate milk production and naturally occurring hormone intended to stimulate growth in [...]