Recent Lifestyle Medicine Articles
A recently published survey of primary care physician (PCPs) showed how ambivalent many doctors are to discuss cancer treatment options with their patients. Glenn shares his views on how and where a PCP best fits into the cancer management team.
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.
I’m not a fan of the ‘fighting cancer’ metaphor as a battle cry; scores tallied—winners and losers. I prefer the judo allegory: leveraging one’s full, innate healing capacity—utilizing numerous tools and approaches—to make cancer, or any other condition or pathology, more difficult to take root or gain an upper hand. For those with cancer, it’s […]
Powerful lifestyle change rarely coincides with a new calendar year. Health creation habits are acquired via incremental, consistent modifications over time.
A recently published paper in the esteemed JAMA Oncology triggered dire headlines, including this one in The New York Times:
“People who used herbs, acupuncture and other complementary treatments tended to die earlier than those who didn’t.”
Really? Is this true?
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?
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.
In late 2017, I signed up for a few list-serves specific to my disease. Never before—26 years since diagnosis—had I done that. These virtual groups did not exist a quarter-century ago. The technology was not available. This is what happened next…
National directory of integrative oncology providers.
The importance of disseminating accurate information on evidence-informed integrative cancer care approaches led to the founding of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) in 2003. SIO recently spearheaded the publication in JNCI Institute Monographs, titled ‘Advancing the Global Impact of Integrative Oncology’.