March is Sleep Awareness Month. In the United States, Canada and Europe, we also switch to daylight savings time in the Spring. How Much Sleep Do You Really Need to Fight Cancer and Lose Weight?…
Surviving cancer may not mean living without pain. At least two years after diagnosis 20% of cancer survivors suffer cancer-related chronic pain. Look to Alternative Cancer Care and Acupuncture for Relief of Cancer Related Pain.
32 Ways to OutSmart Cancer: How to Create A Body Where Cancer Cannot Thrive You have your medical providers working to rid your body of disease. But do you have the health and wellness side…
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.
f Your Mother Had Cancer, Are You At Risk? What is The Role of Family History? Should You Get Tested? Should You Be Worried? There is a link between mothers, daughters and cancer risk. A family history of certain types of cancer can increase your risk.
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.
Active Against Cancer is a book about saving your own life, preserving your health and well being, one breath, one step at a time, during and after cancer treatment. The author, Nancy Brennan, is an ovarian cancer survivor. She says,”Exercise, in moderation, helps to create the desirable anticancer conditions in your body, helping you fight cancer with exercise ”
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?