Tag: cancer survivor

Qi Gong Stimulates Healing Energy from Within

Energy. Chi. Life force. Holy spirit. There are many names for the invisible essence that flows through all of life. What if you could harness this natural energy to heal the body, mind, and spirit? According to traditional Chinese medicine, you can.

Grand Master Tang Wei Zhong has been a martial

The Role of Inflammation in Fatigue

The Role of Inflammation in Fatigue

As a doctor, I hear this question a lot. When a patient asks me, “Why am I tired all the time?” I think of inflammation. It may surprise you, as it does many of my patients, that you could have a problem with inflammation and not even…

The Medical Home: Comprehensive, Coordinated, and Accessible Healthcare

Having multiple doctors giving you instructions for a variety of medical conditions can be complicated and counter-productive. Simply juggling appointments and taking medications as prescribed are daily chores.
But what if you had one place and one trusted doctor—your personal “medical home”—who could coordinate the efforts of your entire healthcare team?

Q&A: Weight Loss; Cranberry Supplements; Radiation

Q. A friend thinks focusing on diet is enough to lose weight, but I say you need to combine diet and exercise—which of us is right?
A. Portion-control can help you lose weight by reducing your calorie intake, and exercise does so by helping you burn off calories. But both approaches

Cancer Survivors Less Likely to Eat Healthfully

A recent study reveals that cancer survivors are slightly less likely than others to adhere to national dietary guidelines. The study (Cancer, online Oct. 13, 2015) involved more than 1,500 cancer survivors, and nearly 3,100 people who had never been diagnosed with cancer. Participants recalled what they ate over the

2015 FHA INDEX

Alternative Medicine/Supplements
Complementary therapies can help you cope with cancer treatment (Jan, 4)
Yoga could reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors (Mar, 3)
Bones & Joints
“Newer and improved” artificial joints may not be your best choice (Jan, 1)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (Jan, 8)
“Hip school” could help ease your arthritis pain (Mar, 5)
Spinal stenosis can

Low-Fat Diet Prevents Breast Cancer Recurrence

For years, researchers have studied and debated a possible link between fat intake and breast cancer. For a while, experts accepted as fact that a high-fat intake increased the risk of breast cancer. Then came disappointing research results that caused nutritionists to back away from the fat-breast cancer link.   

A Dietitian’s Cancer Story

By Diana Dyer, M.S. R.D.3-Time Cancer Survivor and Registered Dietitian Diana Dyer tells what she changed in her diet and lifestyle to fight her cancers and optimize her chances for a full physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. She made her changes based on the best research available and what ‘felt

EN Answers Commonly Asked Questions About Diet and Cancer

Q. Is soy helpful or harmful for people at risk for, or with a history of, breast cancer? A. Researchers believe that compounds in soy known as isoflavones act as weak plant forms of estrogen. By attaching to the same receptors as natural estrogen, these phytoestrogens are able to block natural human estrogen

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