Coping With a Bone Marrow Transplant

In 1997 I had been cancer-free for ten years.—Ten great, long, "I'll never have cancer again!" years. However I remember there was this one, little lymph node I had been watching for a while. I mean just one... and again, tiny. So anyway, I watched it, and watched it, and watched it. One day after realizing "watching" wasn't making the lymph node go away, I decided it was time to get it checked out. I thought everything would just end with just [...]

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Children Who Undergo Cancer Treatment May Face Challenges Later

For many children with childhood cancer, the battle doesn't just stop when treatment does. Research suggests that those who undergo treatment for cancer as a child often have long-term side effects that show up years later as an adult. Problems like memory loss, heart disease, lung disorders, etc.—And this can be frustrating. Cancer survivors don't want to come off as "whiners", but the issues are real. Survivors need people to understand. This includes family, friends and people at work. "We are doing [...]

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Bye-Bye Meat! – Hello Veggies!

Reduce meat consumption and increase vegetable intake if you are dealing with Estrogen Dominant Conditions, such as PCOS, PMS, DCIS or Breast Cancer. 1. A Vegetarian Diet Reduces inflammation. All animal products are, to varying degrees, pro-inflammatory. They contain arachidonic acid which drives the primary inflammatory process in our body. a. Inflammation in the body triggers the release of cortisol from our adrenal gland (just like Cortisone, the medication, is used to treat inflammatory conditions). b. When cortisol is used day-after-day to [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

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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 [...]