Cancer is A Preventable Disease

40% of cancers could be prevented if people stopped smoking and overeating, limited their alcohol, exercised regularly and reduced exposures to toxic chemicals over the course of their lives.

Meditation Benefits Cancer Patients

How Meditation Can Support Cancer Treatment
Is Meditation Effective?
There is good news when it comes to meditation as a complementary treatment, and that is that a number of rigorous clinical trials are underway. Using controlled clinical trials, these investigators are studying the effects of both types of meditation on health issues such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and the side effects of cancer treatment.

Alternative Medicine is Chosen by 83% of Cancer Patients

30 Reasons Why 83% of all Cancer Patients choose Alternative Medicine and Integrative Cancer Care: To improve my survival. To decrease fear, hopelessness and despair. To take control. To feel empowered. To use safe and non toxic therapies. To have Humane, Caring and Compassionate Whole Person Patient Centered Care. To be proactive and take control and take charge of and participate in decisions.. To manage side effects. To improve quality of life………

Controlling Inflammation: Five Natural Ways to Put Out The Fire

The relationship between cancer and inflammation is well established. There is a strong association between chronic, ongoing inflammation in the body and the occurrence of cancer. It is most obviously demonstrated with the increased chance (five to seven times higher than the general population) for people with chronic inflammatory diseases.

A Single Mother With A Brain Tumor Speaks

From a brain tumor patient: Let me express my profound gratitude for your generous and game-changing truth talking. The conversation we had may have changed my life more than any other. It was a wake up call, a call to action, and truly was such a heartfelt and stabilizing picture of reality

Acupuncture and Cancer

Acupuncture is effective in helping cancer patients deal with pain, sleep, hot flashes, menopausal symptoms, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, immune support, bone marrow supprssion, anemia, digestion, diarrhea and constipaton and a broad range of quality of life issues including depression and anxiety and sense of well being. Acupuncture treatment for cancer patients and cancer survivors is becoming widely accepted at cancer treatment centers worldwide.

Pink Skies: A film about Breast Cancer and Courage

I recently attended a private screening of Pink Skies: a film about women, breast cancer and courage. Explored are the challenges and the questions breast cancer patients and clinicians face everyday, including both conventional and…

Friendship, Longevity and Survival

As life unfolds and challenges arise, having a support system of family and nourishing friendships is vital. Statistics show that cancer patients with family support and a network of friends or those that join support groups have better outcomes and better quality of life.

The Gift of Cancer

Image by alles-schlumpf via Flickr A cancer diagnosis comes with many challenges and many unexpected gifts. In an alternative cancer model, which is one of  integration and healing, I encourage patients to use the experience…