Walk with Each Other: Healing Circles
Healing Circles Global offers support for all those living with cancer and their caregivers. If you have been newly diagnosed, are at the beginning, in the middle or beyond treatment, or if you have lived with cancer for a while, we invite you to join our circles.
Preparing to Be Vaccinated: An Integrative Approach
If you’re planning to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to optimize your vaccination response. The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has developed a Pre-Vaccination Protocol with actions you can do by yourself as well as with your doctor that may improve your immune response to vaccination.
SIO & ASCO Collaborate on Clinical Practice Guidelines
On a broader level, the collaboration represents the ongoing deepening fusion of conventional and integrative oncology. ASCO and SIO are the right institutions to clear a path to whole person-centered cancer care.
Nourishment for the Holidays in These Unusual Times
This blog post is accompanied by recipes contributed by me and other BCCT staff for making nourishing foods for the holidays. However, I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on how I will shift from my typical holiday focus of big social gatherings centered around eating, to satiating my appetite with the “other nourishments.”
Health Practices to Align with the Season
According to the ancient teachings of Chinese Medicine, the most effective way to stay healthy is to learn about the nature of the seasons and then alter our lifestyle and health practices to align with the spirit of the current season.
From Rights to Needs and Commitments—Collaborating with Those We Care for
I know cancer as the death of my father, when I was 24, in 1980. I know cancer as an experience of my own body and soul, which I survived in 1997. I know cancer as each additional member of my family had hers, too. I’ve had family members and partners as caregivers. I’ve been a caregiver for others in my family.
Maturing with Time and Evidence: The Updated American Cancer Society Lifestyle Guidelines
In June 2020 the American Cancer Society (ACS) released its guideline for diet and physical activity for cancer prevention. Two of those had more teeth to them than their 2012 guidelines.
New Partnership: Helpsy Health and BCCT
Helpsy Health and Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies (BCCT) are excited to partner and pool resources to provide you practical, on-the-ground information that you can use in treating your cancer, managing side effects and symptoms, reducing risks and promoting health and resilience.
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.