October 7, 2016

7 Food Supplements Cancer Patients Should Avoid

Natural supplements—the very words sound healthy. Many times, they are. Adding vitamins, minerals and other natural remedies to your daily regimen can boost some people’s immune system, energy level and overall health. But if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, and especially if you are undergoing treatment, certain supplements may actually harm you. Some may even […]

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October 7, 2016

YOGA for Warriors

As Ingrid Yang was beginning a new type of yoga teacher training in 2005, her aunt was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Dr. Yang offered to stay with her and forgo the training, but her aunt insisted she continue. “She said, ‘Please go, you need to teach me how to breathe. It’s so hard for me […]

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September 14, 2016

Simple Lifestyle Habit May Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A growing body of research suggests staying active may help women reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. About one in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. In one study, researchers analyzed data from nine studies and found chronic inactivity was associated with ovarian cancer.  Compared […]

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May 24, 2016

Mind Your Mind

Katherine Sjoblom has always been creative. In fact, she used to be an artist. But when Sjoblom, 49, of Nashville, was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011, everything strong inside her felt weak. That included her inner artist, which was an easy casualty of the cancer in her bone marrow’s plasma. It wasn’t just […]

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February 19, 2016

Chemistry Class

After the celebratory dinner and the jubilant “I’m cancer-free!” social media post, you can finally say goodbye to seemingly constant medical procedures and all the pokes and prods that go with them. Cancer can really begin to take a backseat in your life, but the survivorship stage is an ideal time to focus on building […]

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September 15, 2015

12 Natural Tricks to Relieve Your Pain

When you have a headache, backache or sprain your ankle, is your go-to treatment to pop an over-the-counter pain reliever? You might be surprised to learn that drugs aren’t your only option to relieve the everyday aches and pains that come along with life. As reported by Prevention, here are 12 tricks to relieve your […]

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September 8, 2015

Reiki Therapy Improves Symptoms in Cancer Patients

Reiki, a gentle non-invasive form of mind-body medicine, has shown significant promise in helping to relieve sometimes-debilitating symptoms in cancer patients. The treatment involves a Reiki practitioner placing his hands on or just above your body in specific positions. This is said to exert healing effects by clearing negative energies that are blocking the flow […]

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September 1, 2015

Immunotherapy: Using Your Own Immune Cells to Fight Cancer

Your immune system is your body’s built-in defense system, and one of the hottest areas of cancer research is geared toward trying to harness it to fight cancer, a strategy known as immunotherapy. Last year, researchers used an experimental cancer drug to spur the body’s immune system to shrink tumors (with an impressive 21% response […]

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August 18, 2015

Changing Your Diet for ONE Day Has a Dramatic Impact

What a difference a day makes… even when it comes to your diet. Research from Harvard University suggests the bacteria in your gut may change dramatically in response to what you eat, making significant alterations from day to day. In fact, when study participants ate all animal foods for one day, bacteria more able to […]

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August 10, 2015

Strategies for Stress Relief

A cancer diagnosis can introduce additional stress into daily life, for both patients and caregivers who must confront the changes and demands of a diagnosis and treatment. “Stress is a normal reaction in the body,” says Raed Rahman, DO, Medical Director of Pain Management and an Interventional Pain Medicine Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of […]

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