Vitamin D can reduce your risk of the flu and complications of flu. Vitamin D contributes to lowering the incidence of infections and inflammation during the fall-winter flu season. The Canadian government has recommended increased…
More Energy Less Fatigue
A new study* shows that American Ginseng may be the newest solution for relief of cancer related fatigue, the most common complaint of cancer patients.
Cancer survivors want one thing: to never have to go through the cancer experience again. All cancer survivors worry about a recurrence. All cancer survivors wish to survive and thrive and live long and well. Cancer survivors also want to see their kids grow up, feel alive, energetic, have sex again, play with their kids, get a good nights sleep, return to normal, to the life and person they knew BEFORE cancer. This morning I wrote these words, both practical and heartful, to a cancer survivor about healing and the shape of life now.
The Bottom Line and the Good News is MORE EXERCISE AND ACTIVITY = LESS CANCER RISK. In fact, leading edge integrative oncologist Keith Block MD feels so strongly about the benefits of exercise to cancer patients that he encourages his patients to get on a treadmill during their chemotherapy treatments in his clinic! Gone are the days when cancer patients and cancer survivors convalesce and loll about. Sedentary is OUT. Active is IN.
As A Care Giver For A Cancer Patient I have the Right To take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will give me the capability of taking better care of my loved one.
To seek help from others even though my loved ones may object. I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength.
Cancer Patient Caregiver Burnout is Real. Here are the common symptoms of Caregiver Burnout that are a source of insight into the dynamics and needs of both the patient and the caregiver so that this very intimate time is rich, meaningful, loving and openhearted….and everyone’s needs can be considered, respected and hopefully met.
Here are five tips from Bauer-Wu’s book “Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully With Serious and Life-Limiting Illness Through Mindfulness, Compassion and Connectedness” (with a foreword by Roshi Joan Halifax) that can bring you to a deep sense of ease and a feeling that there is a genuine place to rest within.
When we are diagnosed with cancer we find ourselves face to face with our mortality,our fragility and all of the things we cannot predict or control. We can learn to be with the effects of chronic stress and debilitating and life limiting illness by bringing a tender and compassionate heart and mindfull awareness to our often traumatic experiences. Susan Bauer Wu, Ph.D., R.N. masterfully teaches a beautiful restorative retreat which is very much about Coming Home to Yourself and Finding Calm, Clarity and Compassion at the Center of the Storm of Health Care and Serious Illness
Is Breast Cancer Linked to A Lack Of Sleep?
Be prepared for flu season. Protect yourself and your children from cold and flu viruses. Mobilize your immunity and improve both resistance to and response to infections this season. Here are foods, nutritional and herbal supplements and basic self care tips that can make a huge difference.