Category Archives: Nutrition

Nourishing the Body throughout Chemotherapy



Sometimes in conventional medicine doctors are great at taking out cancer that’s there and giving chemotherapy and radiation when it’s appropriate. But they’re not great about the followup and why the body chose to kind of create those patterns, and those are the things I’m interested in. I think there’s a lot of other things than just killing cancer while you’re going through cancer therapy, and that’s a part of it obviously and it’s an important part. But the naturopathic doctor I think really can work with the foods, lifestyle, spirit, the right nutrients, the right herbs and things that just really help gently support and nourish the body so that as a woman goes through surgery and goes through chemotherapy she gets the best outcomes. And there’s a lot of research which shows that using the right nutrients and using the right foods and getting on the right exercise plan will absolutely have better outcomes in the long term.

It’s a beautifully powerful tool, it balances hormones, it balances stress levels, it brings circulation to the area. I mean there’s no drug that can do what exercise can do. And then of course the foods we eat. Foods are information for our body. So foods can turn good genes on, it can turn bad genes off. You know 70% of our genes are genes that can change with food and lifestyle. In fact there’s one study that came out in one of the British medical journals in December of 2011 and it showed that 40-45% of all cancers, all cancer, could be prevented by diet and lifestyle and not smoking. So eating organic food, exercising and not smoking. We could reduce almost half the cancers. That’s a very powerful medicine and I think we can use that information to really help patients realize that they can take control of their health, it can take control of their genes and really start making changes to prevent cancers from coming back and to prevent cancers from happening to begin with.

 

By Peter Bongiorno

Benefits of a Naturopathic Doctor during Breast Cancer.

There are many ways that women can benefit by working with a naturopathic doctor while they’re going through breast cancer treatment and then after as well.

One of the main things that naturopathic physicians are trained to do is to make sure the things they’re eating, the supplements that they’re taking, the herbs that they’re taking are not going to interfere with their treatment.The worst thing in the world you want to do is make a decision that is as difficult as saying yes to surgery and then take too much vitamin E because you think it’s good for wound healing and then have too much bleeding. Or for example take something like milk thistle or St. John’s Wort right before surgery and have it interfere with the anesthesia.

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Reduce Your Cancer Risk in 3 days or Less

A true story of drastic change that you can replicate.

Hearing a cancer diagnosis for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming. Hearing a cancer diagnosis for a second time can be devastating.

My mission is to show you how to create health. Controlling blood sugar and insulin is one of the most powerful steps you can take.

This inspirational story demonstrates how motivation and commitment can make powerful changes quickly:

Rob is a youngish man in his 40’s with a recurrence of prostate cancer. His PSA levels are rising, a sign that there may be more cancer cells growing.

Note: All men over 40 should get their blood levels of Free PSA and Total PSA measured at least once each year.

Rob already had his prostate removed with surgery.  Now his doctors wanted to do radiation even though they could see no tumors on his scan. So what were they planning to radiate he asked?  And what can I do besides radiation therapy?

We knew we needed to change the environment of his cells, just as we change the soil in a garden to get healthier plants.

Rob is diabetic and takes insulin, the hormone that helps blood sugar get from the blood into the cells. Rob’s blood sugar was way too high and so were his insulin levels.

Bad news: If you have high blood sugar, high blood insulin, pre-diabetes or full blown diabetes, you are 40% more likely to get all forms of cancer and to have a recurrence of cancer.

As both insulin and blood sugar drive the growth and spread of cancer, the first step is to lower both. I put Rob on a very strict low low low glycemic diet. Glycemic means the power of food to raise your blood sugar and trigger the release of the hormone insulin.

A low glycemic diet is an anti-cancer diet.

After only a few days on his new diet his blood sugar and insulin levels were heading in a healthier direction.

To both prevent cancer in the first place and to prevent recurrence, limit your sugars, sweets, grains, sweeteners, breads and pastas.

Eat a diet composed of vegetables of every color of the rainbow, healthy proteins and healthy fats and oils. In a few days you can change your physiology dramatically.

To Learn More: For detailed guidelines. recipes, food lists and meal plans, read my OutSmart Cancer QuickStart Guide.

These are simple steps that you can take right now to create a body where cancer cannot thrive. You, too, can drastically reduce your cancer risk in only a few days.

By: Dr Nalini Chilkov