Cancer Prehab: What You Need To Know Before You Start Treatment

“You have cancer.” Every day, people hear those three dreaded, life-altering words. And before they have time to even begin to process what this might mean for their life or for their future, these patients are scheduled for their very first treatment. Though this rush-to-treatment is very common, the truth is, it’s the very rare … Continued

New Study of Circadian Rhythms in Block Center Chemo Patients

Advanced cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments often report suffering from insomnia, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and depression. In fact, experts estimate that as many as 50% of patients dealing with lung and other cancers experience fatigue syndrome (a combination of physical exhaustion, mental weariness, and reduced emotional stamina.) Many factors in cancer and treatment … Continued

Inflammation and Cancer: Is there a Connection?

Since at least the 1980s, evidence has been growing that inflammation can both initiate and fuel many different cancers. In fact, any chronic inflammatory disease – such as arthritis, bronchitis, fasciitis, colitis, and asthma – can increase the risk of cancer. For example, according to a 2000 study, approximately one in every ten patients with … Continued

The Myth of “False Hope”

For people touched by cancer, the term “hope” can mean different things. At a basic level, of course you hope to get rid of your cancer and then stay free of the disease. In this context, hope is simply a form of wish fulfillment: You desire, and to some degree, expect, a full-fledged recovery. Implicit … Continued

Preventing a Recurrence: What You Need to Know

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are over 17 million cancer survivors in the US today. And that number is expected to grow, as the population ages, treatments improve, and tests find the disease earlier. Cancer survivors face a myriad of health challenges, not to mention the daunting fear the cancer will return. However, … Continued

Apple Pie with Caramelized Sauce

Fruit Filling 7-8 medium golden delicious, honey crisp or other sweet-tart crisp apples peeled, cored, and sliced 1 pinch sea salt 2 tablespoons pure agave nectar (like Volcanic with lowest fructose and lowest glycemic impact, or Monk Fruit, or 3 tablespoons Organic Brown Rice Syrup) 1 teaspoon cinnamon In a large bowl, gently mix agave, … Continued

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