Posts Tagged "chemotherapy"

Ask the Doctor: Nausea Relief

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Research

Q: I’m having a lot of nausea with Adriamycin chemotherapy. The medications help some, but I’m still pretty queasy. What else can I try? — Sarah in Houston, Texas A:  Helpful therapies to try include ginger, acupuncture or acupressure, aromatherapy with peppermint, or hypnosis. In a clinical trial, acupressure wristbands were as effective as the antinausea drug Compazine. I recommend Seaband or Bioband wristbands. To get help from ginger, start it at least 2 days before chemotherapy, and continue for several days after chemotherapy. The strength of the ginger extract is a...

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Cancer Fighting Recipe: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Research

This delicious recipe has a cancer fighting power that no chemotherapy has — it destroys tumor stem cells. Tumor stem cells are believed to be a primary cause of tumor recurrence. These stem cells stay inactive during conventional cancer treatment and are not destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation. Then, the tumor stem cells reactivate, producing cancer recurrence or metastases. The good news is that several healing foods destroy tumor stem cells. The cruciferous vegetable family has the super power of activating the “self destruct” mechanism in tumor stem cells. These...

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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 metabolism

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Ask the Doctor: What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer? How is it Treated?

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in Research

Q: What is triple negative breast cancer? How is it treated? A: A triple negative breast cancer is not responsive to therapies targeted at estrogen, progesterone, or the cell growth marker Her-2-neu. The cancer type arises from basal cells that form the basal lining of breast cells. This type of breast cancer tends to have a higher risk of recurrence, when compared to triple positive breast cancer. Triple negative breast cancer is treated conventionally with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Common chemotherapy drugs include Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxotere, or Taxol. Hormone-targeted...

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