Posts Tagged "integrative oncology"

Integrative Cancer Center Models

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in Research

Patients often ask me for referrals to integrative oncology cancer centers. While many centers describe themselves as “integrative”, this may only mean that the surgeon attends meetings with the radiologist. Truly integrative cancer centers have teams naturopathic and conventional medical professionals, working together and focused on your care. Dr Jill Shainhouse, a naturopathic oncologist at Insight Naturopathic in Toronto Canada, shares a helpful article on a model for integrative cancer centers. Read the full story here....

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Why Are We Talking About Palliative Care? I’m Not Ready For Hospice!

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research

Q: Why is my oncologist talking about palliative care? I thought my cancer treatment was going well, and I’m certainly not ready for hospice. A: Palliative care is care that is focused on improving quality of life and decreasing suffering. Palliative care includes all kinds of oncology care that are focused on taking care of the person with cancer, rather than just the cancer itself. So, palliative care is at the heart of holistic care. The encouraging thing is that people who get early palliative care actually live longer. So, when your oncologist offers palliative care, know that...

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Chronic Stress Promotes Ovarian Cancer Progression

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research

Ovarian cancers have receptors for the stress signal norepinephrine. New research indicates that while stress doesn’t cause cancer, it  does stimulate the progression of established cancer. In this Natural Medicine Journal article, naturopathic oncologist Dr Lise Alschuler explains how chronic stress promotes ovarian cancer progression. Of course, fighting cancer is stressful. I can help you to live calmly through difficult times. I can also help you to target the stress receptors on tumor cells. There are natural products that bind these receptors, so that your tumor receptors can...

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Ask the Doctor: Thriving Through Chemotherapy

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Research

Q: My wife is starting chemotherapy for breast cancer next month. What can we do to help her stay healthier during treatment? Is there anything we can do to help the chemotherapy work better? — Ron in Jenks, Oklahoma A: Eating well, exercising, and taking nutritional supplements are keys to thriving through chemotherapy. For breast cancer survivors, exercising 30 minutes daily reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer by 50%. A diet rich in plants and whole, unprocessed foods can help your wife to fight cancer more effectively. Ground flax seed is especially beneficial. 3 TBS of...

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What is Naturopathic Oncology?

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Naturopathic oncology is the art and science of integrative cancer care. It is the speciality of naturopathic oncologists — board-certified experts in natural cancer care. Naturopathic oncology encompasses conventional and natural therapies for people with cancer and their caregivers. Naturopathic oncologists use evidence based medicine and a personalized approach to determine the safest and most effective integrative cancer care program for you. A naturopathic oncologist can guide you through a new cancer diagnosis, help you get the most from cancer treatment, and rebuild your health...

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