BCCT’s Take: Integrative Medicine and COVID-19—Balancing the Benefit and the Evidence
CDC is doing a good job of promoting hygiene measures. What is remarkable is the absence of broader awareness of the possible benefits of health promotion and the potential value of complementary medicine.
The remarkable docuseries Radical Remission: Healing Against All Odds is available online free now.
Natural Remedies and Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
ConsumerLab is a highly respected provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products. They posted guidance regarding supplements to treat or provent COVID-19 infection.
BCCT’s Take: MEAL Study: Effect of eating vegetables on prostate cancer progression
BCCT’s take-away: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Consider an integrative approach to reduce the risk that your cancer will progress. A good place to start is looking at which of the 7 Healing Practices might need shoring up in your life.
Guided Imagery in Cancer Care
Most people dealing with cancer can learn simple, straightforward imagery techniques to relax, reduce anxiety and fear, reduce or relieve side effects like nausea from chemotherapy, prepare for and recover from surgery, reduce pain and discomfort, and help themselves sleep.
Reflections from a breast surgeon with breast cancer on how to improve cancer care
I thought I knew everything one should know about breast cancer. I was a consultant breast cancer surgeon. I even had a postgraduate degree in oncoplastic breast surgery, but I was wrong.
BCCT’s Take: Cannabis and Head and Neck Cancer
A new study has found that, at least in the case of human papilloma virus (HPV)-positive head and neck cancer, smoking cannabis daily may have cancer-promoting effects.
How to Begin Anticancer Living
At some point in their lives, 40 percent of Americans will hear the words “You have cancer.” Since 2011, the Anticancer Lifestyle Program has served hundreds of cancer patients. Our goal with our new online course is to reach as many cancer survivors—and those interested in prevention—as we possibly can.
Mining Google for Integrative Medicine Topics: Lower Yields
The gist of it is that Google has changed its algorithm for searches, which in turn changes the way Google ranks websites. “Many health sites have seen a dramatic drop in traffic. The People’s Pharmacy is one of them. Over the last month our traffic is down over 50% thanks to Google’s 2019 Core Update.”
Older People: Wisely Navigating Safe and Effective Integrative Cancer Care
If you are older and are diagnosed with cancer, it’s best not to languish too long in the “I’m too old to . . .“ (you fill in the blank with your favorite aging stereotype). Though there are some important considerations and adaptations, cancer treatment doesn’t have to be sub-optimal just because you are “old.”
Why Timing Matters—for Eating, Sleeping, Exercise—and Cancer Therapies
Most cancer diets focus on what you eat. The question of when you eat is rarely mentioned. But it may turn out to be critical to your health. A new book by Satchin Panda, a scientist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, discusses this: The Circadian Code.
Cannabis as Part of Cancer Care from the Patient’s Perspective
Like many other aging boomers, I’ve used recreational marijuana occasionally and mostly in gatherings with friends for years. But when I developed breast cancer for the first time in 1999, it never occurred to me that cannabis could have therapeutic value.