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Professional cancer coaches can vary widely in terms of the type of support offered and their collective experience and expertise. I’ve created the following list, covering core attributes across vital areas of guidance, to consider when selecting an integrative, holistic cancer coach.
A Clinician’s Perspective on Antioxidant Use During Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Exploring the Evidence
Master herbalist and clinical nutritionist Donnie Yance explores the research and shares his perspective on the use of botanicals and antioxidants during chemotherapy treatment for those with breast cancer.
Glenn shares how THC and CBD are being used in a clinical setting—and where we are in terms of current science supporting medical marijuana and CBD oil for symptom relief and as an anticancer agent. He also shares his own history with cannabinoids.
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?
It is widely acknowledged that 80% of our immune system resides in our gut. Therefore, healthy microbiota—bio-diverse gut flora comprised of healthy strains of bacteria—may offer a powerful key to preventing disease, including cancer. Turns out, a healthy microbiome may also significantly enhance the treatment outcomes of anticancer agents, most notably novel targeted immunotherapies.
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?
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’.
The response to my recent post, When Alternative Cancer Care Kills was fast and passionate. People either loved it or hated it, depending on where they stand on cancer care.
Whether patients refuse standard conventional cancer treatment or opt for other modes and methods of ‘cure’ and healing, the fact remains that their exposure to content that is poorly sourced and ill-informed (at best), or maliciously crafted and disseminated (at worst), impedes intelligent decision-making. ecisions made based on such content can, and do, lead to harmful and even fatal consequences. Because alternative cancer care can kill.
Oncologists often agree on one largely anecdotal observation: patients who are the most involved in their own care, and who stay positive, typically have the best outcomes, even when facing a poor prognosis. As a patient with a mission to thrive, you must be your own expert when it comes to creating the healthiest you: physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Put simply, you must ‘own’ your health.