Cancer Recovery & Prevention

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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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 [...]

Why No One Should Expect for a Survivor to Just “Shake Off” Depression

Long term physical and emotional stress as is experienced by everyone who is diagnosed with cancer and everyone who undergoes surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation leads to... Evelvated Cortisol Levels (this is our first line stress hormone). Chronically elevated cortisol leads to... Elevated levels of Epinephrine and Norepinephrine in the brain (the neurotransmitters that mediate our fight or flight response) which leads to... Depressed levels of Serotonin (the neurotransmitter that helps you feel calm, happy and to think clearly). Gritting your teeth and trying [...]

Don’t Let Cancer in! – 5 Tips for Preventing Cancer

1 – Limit consumption of red meat Studies have linked red meat to cancer. As a matter of fact, colorectal cancer increased by 21% for every 50 grams of processed red meat consumed daily and by 29% for every 100 grams consumed daily according to American and European studies. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 2 – Stop smoking This one is obvious and a huge cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths! Lung cancer is the number one leading cause of cancer deaths among [...]

Coenzyme Q10 May Just Kill Cancer

Whether you are a cancer survivor, or just looking to stay healthy and do everything you can to ward off cancer, Coenzyme Q10 is a great supplement to consider. - And research shows that it is a cancer fighter! // // What is Coenzyme Q10 and Where Does it Come From? Coenzyme Q10 or COq10 is found naturally in the body. Coenzymes help enzymes do their jobs. Enzymes are proteins that make chemical reactions take place at a faster rate in [...]

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My Survivor Story by Brittany Avin

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I had grown up with a fear that I would get cancer. I knew I had a killer family history, with numerous women diagnosed on both sides of my family, and my grandfather dying of cancer. It was something I always saw as a part of my life. - But cancer was something people got late in life. Everyone I knew who had cancer was in their forties or fifties, and besides, I was an athletic [...]

You’re Well! – Now Protect Your Health from Potential Long-Term Side Effects of Treatment

Okay, you've had your chemotherapy and you're done! Awesome! Say you are a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor like me and you underwent ABVD chemotherapy. The good thing is that it cured your cancer. The not-so-good thing might be, because of ABVD, you are now infertile, have respiratory issues, cardiac issues or have had or are now at a greater risk of secondary types of cancer. And let me stop right here and say, if you aren't having any of these [...]