CANCER AID APP – EMPOWERING SELF-MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL!!

As we are all well aware, a cancer diagnosis can be an extremely isolating and frightening experience for anyone needing to journey along this path, putting your life and your trust squarely in someone else’s hands, along with the feeling of Continue reading “CANCER AID APP – EMPOWERING SELF-MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL!!”

A PARADIGM SHIFT – AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO ‘OPTIMAL HEALTH AND HEALING’!!

“Informed people are becoming more willing to take a measure of responsibility for their own health”

The twenty-first century finds many people using more natural interventions and less drug-oriented therapies. It is becoming more frequent, for people undergoing cancer treatments, to choose a number complementary therapies that have been shown to work well along side Conventional treatments. Continue reading “A PARADIGM SHIFT – AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO ‘OPTIMAL HEALTH AND HEALING’!!”

EXPOSING ‘CHEMO-RELATED’ BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH – UNDER RECOGNIZED AND POORLY MANAGED!!

The first case of ‘chemotherapy-associated’ Clostridium Difficile (C. diff) was reported in 1981 and since then studies have been able to confirm this association is real. C. diff can also occur with antibiotic use, as the levels of good bacteria are reduced down to a smaller number. This makes it possible for the C. diff to overpopulate your intestine or colon. Continue reading “EXPOSING ‘CHEMO-RELATED’ BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH – UNDER RECOGNIZED AND POORLY MANAGED!!”

DISEASE FIGHTING ‘MICROSCOPIC HELPERS’ – PROMOTING CANCER HEALING!!

‘Your good gut flora will help you prevent and fight cancer. That’s a fact!!’

The human microbiome is an incredible network of 100 trillion organisms that live in and on the body. They’re made up of beneficial bacteria as well as fungi, viruses, and bacteria that isn’t so beneficial.  So whether you are trying to prevent cancer or heal from cancer, you should be focused on improving your digestive system and balancing your gut microbiota. These gut microbes play an enormous role in how we metabolize our food, extract nutrients, and respond to both conventional and alternative cancer treatments. Continue reading “DISEASE FIGHTING ‘MICROSCOPIC HELPERS’ – PROMOTING CANCER HEALING!!”

“ESSENTIAL COMPONENT” – OFTEN OVERLOOKED IN CANCER TREATMENTS!!

For the last five thousand years, all the great medical traditions have used diet to influence the course of disease, therefore why is advice on nutrition still missing from the conventional treatment of cancer??  Interestingly enough, it has been observed that in publications of ‘Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology’, which sets the tone for oncology training all over the world, there is not one single chapter on ‘the role of nutrition in the treatment of cancer‘ or the prevention of relapses. Continue reading ““ESSENTIAL COMPONENT” – OFTEN OVERLOOKED IN CANCER TREATMENTS!!”

‘FIGHTING SPIRIT’ – CAN IT REALLY CHANGE THE COURSE OF CHRONIC DISEASE??

There is little consistent evidence that psychological coping styles play an important part in survival from or the recurrence of cancer, but a ‘fighting spirit‘ is commonly thought to influence outcomes.

On the flip side however, there is research, notably for people who have been given a cancer diagnosis, which shows that the ‘feeling of helplessness‘ has a major impact on health, which can often be the case when people ‘feel that they have no control over their situation.  Continue reading “‘FIGHTING SPIRIT’ – CAN IT REALLY CHANGE THE COURSE OF CHRONIC DISEASE??”

“HIGH EXPECTATIONS” – POSITIVELY INFLUENCING HEALTH OUTCOMES!!

Awareness of the ‘mind-body connection’ is certainly not a new idea, but it may feel unfamiliar to some in Western cultures, where the mind and body has been traditionally viewed as distinct entities for several centuries. However, this view is rapidly changing as researchers scientifically prove the complex links between the mind and body. Continue reading ““HIGH EXPECTATIONS” – POSITIVELY INFLUENCING HEALTH OUTCOMES!!”