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.
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.