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.
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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
an herbal medicine and chemotherapy work together for the benefit of cancer patients? Several studies show that the extract of Milk Thistle seeds (Silybum marianum), particulary the phytochemicals silibinin and silymarin not only protect delicate kidney cells and tubules from damage, but also protects cels from nerve damage and the development of chemotherapy induced nerve damage and pain. Components of Milk Thistle have also been shown to enhance the effects of some chemotherapy agents.
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.
All patients receiving chemotherapy suffer toxic side effects. The most common complaint is chemotherapy related fatigue. A recent study found that that Stage 2 and Stage 3 breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy reported less fatigue and improved quality of life when the herbal medicine Ashwaganda was used during the course of their treatment. Here is the elegant marriage of modern science and ancient healing wisdom.
A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) During chemotherapy cancer treatment…
Curcumin offers many benefits to cancer patients, including bone protection. Keeping bones healthy is crucial as we age. Many cancers can invade the bone with advanced metastatic disease. Keeping bones healthy is therefore also crucial.
In an article I wrote for the Huffington Post, Dr. Chilkov iscussed the dangers of breast implants, including a destructive and painful auto-immune disease, polymyositis, a severe and damaging muscle disease. The disease can spread, attacking and weakening muscles, not only on the chest wall but all over the body leading to severe pain, weakness and debilitation. We received this touching email from a woman in Peru, grateful that we had provided information that led to her relief.
Probiotics, the healthy bacteria found in yoghurt protect the lining of the digestive tract from damage due to radiation therapy. When healthy bacteria are taken BEFORE radiation therapy, there is actually less damage to the delicate lining of the intestines, less side effects for cancer patients.
Chemotherapy Fatigue is real All patients receiving chemotherapy suffer toxic side effects. The most common complaint is chemotherapy related fatigue. A recent study found that that Stage 2 and Stage 3 breast cancer patients undergoing…