Posts Tagged "inflammation"

Nutritional Approaches for Integrative Oncology

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Would you like to learn more about how nutrition, and lifestyle affect cancer biology? Check out this slide show from naturopathic oncologist Dr. Tina Kaczor.

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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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Cancer Cell Signals Shield Tumor Cells from Chemotherapy

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 in Research

Why does cancer regrow after effective chemotherapy? Scientists at the Massachusetts of Technology find that, “cues coming from healthy cells in response to the stress of chemotherapy can protect their cancerous neighbors, allowing them (cancer cells) to persist in select refuge sites.” That stress cue is IL-6, a cellular messenger that stimulates inflammation and activates tumor growth signals such as NF-kappa-B.  Read the full story here. Many natural medicines effectively decrease IL-6, NF-kappa-B, and inflammation. For that reason, naturopathic oncologists often partner these natural...

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