Recent Natural Products/Supplements Articles


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Looks Promising… But More Research is Needed

We live in the here and now. If you are a cancer thriver–or aspire to be one–you are not waiting for more research to guide sensible, important decisions to keep you as healthy as possible. That means ‘act’. Roll up your sleeves, consider, recognize, and benefit from the growing body of cancer research that currently exists.


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Natural Products for Cancer Care: Challenges and Progress

Several dietary supplements have shown evidence that they support cancer care, often effective in reducing the deleterious side effects of cancer treatment. I believe that high-quality nutritional supplements, tailored to my body’s specific needs, played a powerful role in the ‘treatment’ and management of my leukemia. More research is needed to move natural products into the mainstream of cancer care.


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Cancer Care and Conspiracy Theories

I’ve heard all about the ‘cancer industry complex’ conspiracy theories from those claiming to know the truth about cancer—even attended their summits, which often advocate refusing standard treatment.


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The Age of the Empowered Cancer Patient

Welcome to the age of the empowered cancer patient. Many tools, as well as access to high quality information and top physician scientists, are available for cancer patients willing and able to invest themselves in their own health journey.


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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.


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Dietary Supplements: Harmful or Essential? Cutting Through the Unrelenting Rhetoric

Though I am a staunch proponent of well-placed high quality nutritional supplementation, I’m greatly disturbed by the irresponsible material sourcing, shoddy manufacturing standards and unethical marketing and sales tactics of fringe cavalier manufacturers, influencers, patients and, yes, even medical practitioners.


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Integrative Oncology Circa 1991

In 1991, when I first learned I had an incurable form of leukemia, integrative oncology wasn’t even a term. Integrative cancer care programs were nonexistent at major cancer centers. Put simply, there was nowhere for a newly diagnosed cancer patient like me to turn to learn about patient-centered, integrative approaches to disease management; at least […]


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Can Integrative Oncology Extend Survivorship?

Integrative oncology therapies can often help ease side effects from chemo and radiation. But can integrative cancer care approaches also extend survivorship?