Post category: 7 Healing Practices
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.
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.
Reducing Cancer Risks and Improving Outcomes
Multi-level interventions can be combined in integrated disease-prevention strategies, just as integrated approaches to care and treatment of complex disorders holds promise for improved outcomes.
Ecologic Models of Health
Ecologic models typically emphasize multi-level inter-relationships and emphasize dynamic interactions among them.
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.
Cancer, Again: Cancer as a Compass
I can honestly say that, as it did the first time 19 years ago, cancer has offered me precious and deeply meaningful gifts.
Building My New Normal with the 7 Healing Practices
For me, the 7 Healing Practices presented right here on the BCCT website have been the best starting point in my journey toward a healthy and hopefully cancer-free present and future. The Healing Practices are both a vehicle and a destination in the journey that I am now embracing. And the 7 Healing Practices are so fundamental to overall good health that you’ll benefit from adopting them even if cancer weren’t your main concern.
Integrative Oncology Leaders’ Criticisms of JAMA Oncology Article on Complementary Medicine Association with Increased Risk of Death
In July 2018, Media Watch Cancer News listserv sent an article regarding a study published in JAMA Oncology.
A similar review was published in Reuters: Cancer patients using alternative medicine may skip some standard care.
Several leaders in the field of integrative oncology have since written criticisms of this study. Main points from Moshe Frankel, MD, are included here, followed by links to other commentaries.
Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Course
I am thrilled to be able to share the life-giving, spirit-supporting foods and secrets to happy tastebuds I’ve discovered over many years of cooking for people with cancer.
After Mastectomy Surgery: It’s the Little Things
I’ve learned there’s a huge difference between having a lumpectomy and having a mastectomy, because I’ve now had both. Both are scary—what surgery isn’t?—but a mastectomy is “major,” as countless people have told me, and much more physically challenging in the immediate post-operative days and weeks. Read more.