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.

Cancer Causing Cosmetics: Poisons in Your Bathroom

Chemicals found in cosmetics and personal care products are currently unregulated. Ingredients such as pthalates, coal tar, talc and parabens have been linked to increased risk of cancer. Many have been banned in Europe but not in the United States. Two excellent sources of information about toxic chemicals in our cosmetics are FemmeToxic (see their list of the “ToxicTwenty”, the most dangerous






Foods that Stop Cancer Growth

foods that stop cancer growth

Fight Cancer In Your Kitchen! In order for microscopic cancer cells to grow into a tumor mass and spread though the body, a blood supply is required. The creation of new blood vessels is called…

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…

Is Soy Safe? Breast Cancer and Menopause

The use of soy phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) for breast cancer survivors and menopausal women have been widely misunderstood. The controversy has stemmed both from lack of good research and the fact that a food component, isoflavones,  has…

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…

Cancer Fighting Foods

Red grapes, strawberries, soybeans, dark chocolate, oranges, and green tea are among the foods with the ability to prevent blood vessel growth and thus slow the spread of cancer. ‘What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day’






BEWARE: Antibiotics Linked to Breast Cancer

Study Shows Link Between Antibiotic Use and Increased Risk of Breast Cancer | The study concluded that the more antibiotics women use over the course of their lifetime, the higher their risk of breast cancer.