Supplementation

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 [...]

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 [...]

What are Probiotics? – Learn Why These Little Guys May Be Great for Cancer Survivors

What are Probiotics? So what are probiotics? Well, probiotics are tiny organisms (bacteria) that live in the body and keep the "bad" bacteria in check basically. According to WebMD, the human body has 400 types of probiotic bacteria that help promote a healthy digestive tract. Who Can Benefit from a Probiotic Supplement? You could say that literally everyone could benefit from a probiotic supplement. - After all, they help fight the bad bacteria in your stomach, fight illness, ward off urinary infections [...]

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5 Simple Ways to Become Healthier

1 - Exercise at Least 3 Times a Week Now, some of you may be thinking, "well I'm not joining a gym. I'm not going to run a triathlon. I'm not..." FINE! - You don't have to! However, you can lean up, increase energy levels, get more oxygen to your brain, relieve depression naturally and feel friggin' great just from taking a 20-minute brisk walk. If you can't go 20 minutes, start off with 10 or whatever you can go [...]

Treatment Finished? 4 Important Issues You Should be Aware of!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As a patient, the unknowns of cancer treatment can be scary and leave a person with many questions. However, education on the effects of cancer treatment, both short-term and long-term, can help both prepare and put a person’s mind at ease. In this blog I want to focus on a few common issues and concerns associated with the long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Fertility Issues Certain types of chemotherapy and radiation are known for damaging the reproductive [...]

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Cardio and the Brain: A lil exercise can help make you smarter and happier!

As you probably know of course, exercise is good for ya… duh! How many times have you heard that? However, I want to talk specifically about cardiovascular exercise and how it can impact your brain. As a matter of fact, a good cardio workout can actually make you smarter among other things. (Can you imagine if Einstein was also an athlete? Woa!) We’ve all pretty much heard or read the obvious benefits of cardiovascular exercise. It helps you to lose weight, [...]

Must-Have Supplements for the Survivor or ANYONE Looking to Prevent Cancer

// Over the years and after lots of research, I have accumulated quite a few supplements that I take daily. Below are a few of these supplements that I think are very important to survivors and anyone looking to fight and/or prevent cancer... I hope this would be everyone. Chia Seed Chia seed is a great super-food. It’s packed with more antioxidants than blueberries, fiber, Omega 3s and is great for annihilating free radicals! Plus they are cheap. Milk Thistle Milk [...]