Posts Tagged "detoxification"

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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Ask the Doctor: Endocrine Disruptors in Personal Care Products

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Research

Q:  I’ve been reading about endocrine disruptors in personal care products. Can you explain these and suggest safer alternatives? — Danika in San Diego, CA A:  Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that imitate or alter the function of normal body hormones. For example, they may mimic estrogen, interfere with thyroid hormone, or bind up testosterone. Estrogen mimics may increase the risk of hormone sensitive cancers such as breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Thyroid disruptors increase the risk of hypothyroidism. In hypothyroidism, elevated TSH acts as a growth signal for thyroid...

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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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