Category: Cancer

The Problem with GcMAF

The Problem with GcMAF

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.6″] One of the new players in the holistic treatment of cancer is a compound called Gc protein-derived macrophage activating factor (GcMAF). As the name implies, this naturally occurring protein activates macrophages, an innate element of immune function. GcMAF can be deactivated by the […]

The Cancer Continuum: Finding Your Own Way

The Cancer Continuum: Finding Your Own Way

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?

Living with a Small Bowel Obstruction

Living with a Small Bowel Obstruction

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Note to the reader: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is often abbreviated as SIBO, but because the focus of this article is on small bowel obstruction, which is abbreviated as SBO, I have chosen to not use the former abbreviation for […]

Reduce Microbiome Damage from Antibiotics with Probiotics and Prebiotics

Reduce Microbiome Damage from Antibiotics with Probiotics and Prebiotics

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Antibiotics are lifesaving but have significant negative health consequences, reducing populations of beneficial gut flora along with the pathogenic microbes they are prescribed to target. This side effect can be hedged while on a course of antibiotics, and restorative strategies […]

Is Your Drinking Water Safe? How to Test and Purify Water

Is Your Drinking Water Safe? How to Test and Purify Water

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Once upon a time, most freshwater was pure and drinkable.  Back then, a major risk was contracting a waterborne infection such as giardia. Now, contaminants from factories, industrial farms, and transportation hubs permeate the water table. Industrial waste and agrochemical runoff […]

Cut the Hope Rope: Choose Freedom Over Fear After a Cancer Diagnosis

Cut the Hope Rope: Choose Freedom Over Fear After a Cancer Diagnosis

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.13″ text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”18px” background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] “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 […]

Accumulating Cancer: Little Compromises and Big Implications

Accumulating Cancer: Little Compromises and Big Implications

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.19.13″ text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”18px” background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] 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 oncology […]

My Anticancer Smoothie Recipe

My Anticancer Smoothie Recipe

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.19.13″ text_font=”||||||||” text_font_size=”18px” background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] 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 […]