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Cancer Treatment Options

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2015
  The treatment of cancer today is limited to mainstream therapies that include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In some states like California it is a felony to use integrative CAM therapies. Often times patients have to travel to other states or countries to obtain the treatment they want. Living a healthy lifestyle is usually more powerful...

Cancer: Managing it with Lifestyle

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
Lifestyle is the most potent treatment we have for cancer. Exercise, weight control, and vitamin D levels may lower the risk for getting cancer and also prolong life. Increasing our "wellness buffer" is one of the best kept secrets in cancer prevention and treatment.              

Cruciferous Veggies Linked to Breast Cancer Survival

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
  Consuming cruciferous vetetables after a diagnosis of breast cancer was associated with improved survival in Chinese women, as reported in the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study in April 2012. Nearly 5000 breast cancer survivors with stage 1-4 cancer were followed prospectively over three years. Comparing the highest quartile with the lowest with...

Fish Oil For Hypertension in Kids

submitted by: admin on 07/23/2017
Fish oil can lower blood pressure a little in overweight teens. Yet lifestyle remains the most important treatment for hypertension. Diet, exercise, and stress reduction should be included in the curiculum of every school at every level for many reasons. Treating the underlying causes of hypertension needs to be addressed.

Flaxseeds Lower Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  The largest decrease in BP ever shown by any dietary intervention is flaxseeds according to a paper presented at the American Heart Association 2012 Scientific Sessions. Just 2 tablespoons of milled flax seeds resulted in a drop of 10 mm of Hg systolic and 7 mm Hg diastolic. This is equivalent to most antihypertensive drugs, and without their associated...

More Diabetes Drugs Found to Cause Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in August published an article showing that both Avandia and Actos increase bladder cancer by more than 400% compared to baseline incidence in diabetics. These drugs account for more than 20% of all drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes. Actos ranks 9th in the sales of all pharmaceutical drugs. This is remarkable...

Physiology of Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Cancer is an environmental disease that occurs in individuals and treatment must be individualized to each person. Lifestyle affects the expression of cancer as well and should be addressed. Supporting the biological terrain is another aspect of treatment that is not addressed in mainstream oncology.          

Prediabetes: Is It a Disease?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Having a blood sugar range in the high normal as opposed to the low normal range is associated with a 2-3 times risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The best treatment is lifestyle that includes a healthy low carb diet to lower our insulin needs and maintain a healthy weight, plenty of exercise, controlling stress, and getting enough...

Probiotics May Reduce Anxiety

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Normally we think of probiotics for our gut. In a double blind, placebo controlled study, two probiotic strains, Lactobacillus helviticus and Bifidobacter longum were shown to lower levels of anxiety. These probiotics were shown to increase the number of GABA receptors, which induce relaxation, in the brain. They also reduce gut inflammation. Mental...

Reducing Stress to Increase Breast Cancer Survival

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Chronic stress is a well known immune suppressant and immunity is critical for cancer survival. There are other mechanisms as well that increase survival that are discussed.            

The Role of Exercise in Cancer

submitted by: admin on 04/06/2014
According to a study from Loyola University School of Medicine published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health in January of 2014, physical activity extends the life of men with cancer by as much as 38% as well as reducing mortality from cardiovascular disease by 49%.  These researchers found that in 1000 men with cancer that burning...

Tips to Avoid the Flu

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  What can you do to protect yourself against all types of influenza, especially if you don't take the vaccine. Stress is the most common cause that compromises our immunity. Boosting immunity rather than treating illness is the way to go. Build up the biological terrain; be proactive by living a healthy lifestyle through diet, exercise, stress reduction,...

Why Practice Mindful Meditation

submitted by: admin on 07/13/2014
We are all looking for ways to de-stress and relax, and there are many ways to do this. Mindfullness Meditation promotes relaxation by encouraging being present with our challenges and accept them, rather than try to escape them. The Buddha taught that we should practice being with our problems and that when we do this we show up for life. The idea is to become...

Why You Need a Wellness Coach

submitted by: admin on 09/09/2014
A scientific study published in the August 2014 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings reported that wellness coaching are starting to become popular as people become more concerned with how to improve the overall quality of their life. The medical paradigm in the US is shifting from disease care to health care, and it is about time. Programs on wellness coaching...