Posts Tagged "naturopathic oncologist"

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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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in Research

A cancer diagnosis is stressful for the whole family. Understandably, you may feel anxious about the future, treatment, finances, or telling family. Finding ways to feel calm in the midst of difficulty can make decision making clearer and can help you gather your strength.  There are many great ways to ease anxiety. One of my favorites is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR), and approach developed by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn. MSBR exercises help the mind and body to be an ease in uneasy times. Research also shows that MSBR relaxation training leads to better sleep, less pain, less nausea, and...

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Four Pillars of Cancer Prevention

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

I am excited to share a guest article from naturopathic oncologist Dr. Dave Allderdice of Sage Cancer Care in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Allderdice has helpful advice on something we all need to know — how to protect our families from cancer. Four Pillars of Cancer Prevention By Dr. Dave Allderdice, ND, FABNO Currently one in three of us will deal with cancer at some point in our lives. Science has discovered some of the genetic links that trigger cancer and in doing so, we’ve also learned that the vast majority of cancer is caused by the way we live our lives. In fact, over 90% of cancers...

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Detoxification and Cancer Therapy

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

“The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.” William Osler, M.D Detoxification is a valuable part of restoring health both during and after cancer treatment. However, many common approaches to detoxification can interfere with chemotherapy and further weaken vitality. Fortunately, there is a better way. I recommend the Sage Approach to Detoxification from naturopathic oncologist Dr. Dave Allerdice. The Sage Approach enhances your natural detoxification ability while protecting the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Dr...

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How Can a Naturopathic Oncologist Help Me with My Cancer Care?

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

A naturopathic oncologist can help you to: Understand your new diagnosis and choose the most helpful treatment options Increase the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapy while reducing side effects Prepare for surgery, and heal afterwards Rebuild health and detoxify after conventional cancer therapy Prevent cancer recurrence by targeting the tumor in ways that conventional therapies miss Create a cancer-fighting...

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