Recent Host Immunity Articles
How to be a Horrible Host to Cancer: A Reading List
Being a horrible host to cancer means making it as uncomfortable as possible for the unwanted visitor to hang out, to grow, to take control of your ‘home’—your host environment. Here’s a reading list to get you on your way.
What Makes Exceptional Cancer Patients Exceptional?
Glenn explores the phenomena of cancer outliers, exceptional responders and radical remissions in the age of precision medicine, biomedical informatics and integrative oncology.
EWG: Our Best Resource To Inform Against Harmful Chemicals
For 20 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been the stalwart investigative organization scrutinizing unsafe chemicals and toxins in our food, water, cosmetics, and cleaning products.
The Original Cancer Immunotherapy: Modifying Our Behavior
We are hearing a lot about cancer immunotherapy these days. Modern approaches and technology are now helping to revolutionize cancer care. What decision-making power do we hold to influence an immune-therapeutic response to help avoid, manage, or treat a cancer diagnosis? And how might this affect long-term survival?
Lifestyle is No Guarantee Against Cancer
I am a poster child for lifestyle change. However, lifestyle and behavior change alone is not always enough. Not always enough to prevent cancer. Not always enough to assist in managing a conventional treatment program. Not always enough to ensure durable remission or increase overall survival.
Dialing Back the Fear of Cancer
In addition to healthy lifestyle activities, a powerful response to counter the fear of cancer recurrence is to be grateful, mindful, hopeful, and present—and apply the emotional intelligence to ‘respond’, but not ‘react’, to the negative words or actions of others. The key is to recognize but filter out negative thoughts—your own, and those thoughts and comments of others.
Tumor and Host—Seeds and Soil
For decades, cancer scientists and oncologists have focused more on what type of ‘disease’ a person has, as opposed to what type of ‘person’ has a disease. The fact is, every individual has a unique biological environment within that can greatly influence the onset of cancer, its treatment, and long-term survival.
Personalized Cancer Care, Tumors and You
Even as cancer treatment becomes more targeted, with less toxicity, fewer side effects, there remains a profound need to focus more on the host: the patient.
An Integrative Oncology Patient’s Thoughts on ‘Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies’
The documentary does an incredible job capturing the history of cancer, with a laser focus on tumors and evolving treatments. Sadly, Cancer all but leaves the ‘host’, the patient, out of the story. No discussion on prevention.