Celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day is Sunday June 2 , 2013. Make it a day filled with inspiration, hope, gratitude, celebration, friends and family!!
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.
n Ancient Chinese Herb, Reishi or Ganoderma, One of the Great Medicinal Healing Mushrooms has many gifts to offer Cancer Patients. Ganoderma is one the the great Immune Modulating Tonics and has been used for centuries in Asia to enhance rejuvenating and nourishing formulas that promote vitality and longevity. Recent research specifically shows that this powerful fungus may support the health of bladder cancer patients as well.
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 ”
After Breast Cancer Treatment many women are prescribed drugs called aromatase inhibitors to prevent recurrence. A common side effect is joint pain. Combined use of natural supplements glucosamine and chondroitin are of benefit to patients experiencing joint pain and stiffness related to the use of aromatase inhibitors to prevent breast cancer.
Listen to a free recording of Dr. Nalini Chilkov talking about Chinese Medicine, Health, Healing and Cancer: “Ancient Tradition Transforms Modern Cancer Care: How Chinese Medicine Manages Painful Side Effects, Restores Health and Wholeness, Promotes Longevity…
This nutrient rich restorative stew comes from the tradition of making therapeutic medicinal soups and stews with Chinese Tonic herbs. This stew is particularly rich in blood building herbs and foods. Included are Astragalus (Huang Qi) a potent Qi or Vitality Tonic traditionally used in many anti cancer formulas.
So what does Cancer Control Really Mean? What Can You Do? Here is Your 32 Step Cancer Control Plan. Think of it as your Cancer Insurance Policy. So what does Cancer Control Really Mean? I like to think of this as both Cancer Prevention, taking actions that prevent getting cancer in the first place and also Reducing Your Risk of Cancer Recurrence if you have already had cancer.
What Can You Do? Here is Your Cancer Control Plan. Think of it as your Cancer Insurance Policy
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