Healing & Wellness

November 15, 2013

Coffee: Good or Bad?

In recent years results from a number of studies have been released describing the health benefits of coffee. Researchers have reported that coffee consumption can be linked to a lower risk for several types of cancer, including some oral cancers¹, skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma)² and prostate cancer³. In addition, in 2012 a National Institutes […]

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August 20, 2013

7 Tips for Incorporating Plants into Your Diet

The American Institute of Cancer Research recommends a plant-based diet as a way to incorporate more cancer-fighting foods into your diet. Plant foods include fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts seeds, and whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole grain breads. Foods in these categories provide a high amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants […]

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August 20, 2013

9 Questions to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Supplements

Get the most out of your supplement plan by knowing which questions to ask your health care provider. Naturopathic doctors Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO, National Director of Naturopathic Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and Dr. Shauna Birdsall, ND, FABNO, Director of Naturopathic Medicine at CTCA® in Goodyear, Arizona, suggest discussing the following topics. In […]

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August 20, 2013

Supplementing your Recovery

When we hear the words supplements or vitamins, we tend to think healthy. Supplement use, however, is not that straightforward. This is especially true for cancer patients, who may be at risk for negative interactions between certain treatments and medications and particular supplements. Fortunately, with the help of qualified experts, such as naturopathic doctors (NDs), […]

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August 20, 2013

6 Questions to Ask about Therapeutic Massage

Here are six questions that Orlando Moreno, LMT, from Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, advises patients to ask before getting their first therapeutic massage: 1)    Are you an expert in oncology massage? 2)    What specific types of cancer do you have first-hand experience working with? 3)    What is your education, experience, and […]

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