Empowered Patient BlogGrowing Stronger Through and Beyond Cancer
Expand what composes a cancer promoting or anticancer lifestyle; think beyond that black and white dichotomy.
Yes, it is helpful when the choices are clear cut—smoking causes lung cancer, broccoli sprouts are anticancer—yet there is a lot of gray area in between. What happens when something contributes to cancer formation in one individual but prevents it in another? What if that thing does both in the same person dependent upon degree?read more
Just a quick but VERY important reminder of how important clean air is to health, especially those treating, in remission from, or acting to prevent cancer (hint: that should be all of us).read more
One thing that gets my goat is the attribution of mammography as preventative medicine, as if getting a yearly mammogram could prevent breast cancer. A mammogram is not a tool of prevention, but detection.read more
A curious thing happened following the recent publication of my book Cancer and EMF Radiation. I hit an unforeseen snag that hampered my ability to spread the message that non-native electromagnetic fields are a significant human carcinogen.read more
There has been a movement within allopathic medicine to adopt a holistic model in their paradigm. This gave rise to functional medicine, practiced by a new generation of integrative physicians, having great success in esteemed medical centers such as Cleveland Clinic.
Similar to traditional medicine, modalities such as naturopathy and Chinese medicine, functional medicine seeks to address the root cause, or causes, of a patient’s illness.read more
I have great reverence for the scientific method and one of its beneficiaries, conventional Western medicine (immunotherapy played a role in my cancer journey). Yet conventional medicine sometimes fails to address the whole person—body, mind, spirit—through its reductionist lens. For that piece of the healing puzzle, many turn to practitioners of holistic medicine, such as naturopathy and Chinese medicine.read more
All healing is an exercise in change. If you want different results, you have to be willing to do something different. Looking over the breadth of a lifetime of destructive choices, sometimes there is much that needs to be done differently.read more
During a recent lecture about my experience living with a small bowel obstruction, I shared my anti-cancer smoothie recipe. Full of raw nutrition and healthy fats that fuel me until midday, this smoothie is formulated for its ease of digestion and nutrient density. ...read more
What if cancer, like so many chronic diseases, is an accumulation of little compromises? Sometimes cancer has a big, blatant cause—like radiation exposure. Other times the cause is unclear and its inception insidious. Without an obvious etiology, conventional...read more
“I got complacent. Don’t ever let that happen to you.” These were the words of advice offered to me by a patient when reflecting on his second encounter with cancer. The first was a lymphoma diagnosis 10 years prior, and recent scans showed a reappearance of...read more
Breathe. Is your inhalation and exhalation soft, slow, and even? Is it calm, almost imperceptible? Each breath should travel through the nose, which warms and regulates airflow into our lungs. Mouth breathing causes over-breathing and excess carbon dioxide loss. Even...read more
Constipation can be a frustrating condition. There are many reasons for getting backed up, and it can take some detective work to discover the underlying cause. It is worth the time and effort to investigate the root of constipation and not become reliant on harsh...read more