Three weeks ago one of my dearest and most cherished lifelong friends was diagnosed with advanced and terminal cancer, given at most six months to live. Her oncologist, with whom I have shared patients for over 30 years, called me to say, Nalini, I have nothing to offer her. Please start to look around in your alternative and integrative cancer network for something outside the box.
OutSmart Cancer™ Blog
More and more Women are being diagnosed with hormonal cancers including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer. If you are a cancer survivor, you most certainly do not want to get a cancer recurrence. Most women do not realize that there are dangerous factors in their everyday modern lives that increase cancer risk, not just breast cancers, but a broad range of cancers. Knowledge is Power. Put a stop to some of these habits and you could save your own life.
Why does a woman with no family history of breast cancer and no obvious risk factors for breast cancer succumb to the disease? What happened to her? Today 1 in 8 women in the US is diagnosed with breast cancer. Will you be one of them? The development of cancer is complex. Many factors contribute to the “perfect storm” of conditions that lead to the presence of cancer cells and your body’s inability to stop them from growing. Discovering all the factors that contribute to the development of cancer in any one individual is not simple. It is complex. And it is usually not exactly the same set of factors for each and every person. Learning more about the toxins in your environment and learning more about your genetics can help you to take steps to stay cancer free. There are two primary contributors to the development of cancer: the combination and interaction of your environment and your genetics.
I have cancer, what should I eat? There are many factors that go into an anti-cancer diet. According to recent research “a change in diet can have an impact on cancer risk” demonstrating that a diet higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Every woman wants to know what she can do to lower her risk of breast cancer. Towards that end breastcancer.org has published a fantastic free ebook, THINK PINK, LIVE GREEN: Protect Your Breast Health which is one of the best resources I have found.
Chinese Herbal Medicines are some of the richest sources of cell protective anti-oxidants found in Chinese Plant Medicines, especially in medicinal fruits and berries. Here are three of the most potent anti-oxidant packed medicinal fruits with potential anti-cancer and cell protective activity.
Carotenoids, natural antioxidants and immune modulators, contribute to protecting our cells from the damage that is part of the physiology of both aging and cancer. Choose the most deeply and richly colored foods to get a good dose of cancer protection from carotenoids every day. A diet low in carotenoids over the long term has been associated with higher risk for some cancers.
Being under the care of a physician who is interested in you as a unique individual and in what causes health will save you money and extend your life. They tend to prescribe less drugs and turn to complementary methods of promoting health and healing. They teach their patients how to cultivate and sustain health, rather than chasing after symptoms and only managing diseases.
Are stress and depression related to cancer? The reason could possibly have to do with the way stress and depression affects the immune system.
A scientific report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization concludes radio frequencies and electromagnetic fields – including those routinely emitted by mobile phones – are “possibly” carcinogenic to humans.