Recipes to Nourish Your Body During Cancer Treatments & Beyond

Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup By Jennifer Segal of OnceUponAChef.com   NOTE:  Eating protein-rich food like chickpeas and lentils gives your body the fuel it needs to build up your immune system which often times becomes compromised during cancer treatments. Servings:  6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, finely chopped...


Nutritional Fixes for Common Cancer Side Effects

Super helpful info from Cancer Treatment Centers of America… To learn about fixes for these and other common cancer side effects, check out Cancer Nutrition & Recipes for Dummies. Click HERE for more on nutrition therapy, tips & recipes from Cancer Treatment Centers of America Dieticians.   http://ctcaho.pe/CancerNutritionAndRecipesForDummies


Meditation Can Help Alleviate Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Meditation (N):  A mind-body process that uses concentration or reflection to relax the body and calm the mind. Meditation has many benefits for general health and well-being.  The NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that regular meditation can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, cholesterol, substance...


FREE Massage for Cancer Patients

According to many studies, therapeutic massage offers real benefits to cancer patients.  Massage can help alleviate painful side effects & fatigue, control nausea, provide relaxation to enhance traditional treatments, and give cancer patients a self-esteem boost. Massage can even help reduce the need for pain medications.   More and more groups (whether...


Ginseng May Improve Fatigue in Cancer Patients

A study led by the Mayo Clinic found that “high doses of the herb American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) over two months reduced cancer-related fatigue in patients more effectively than a placebo”.  Fatique is one of the most common short term & longer term side effects caused by cancer treatments. Here’s...


Tips for Combating Chemobrain

Chemobrain (n):  a term used by cancer survivors to describe the change in memory, concentration, attention span or ability to perform different mental tasks following chemotherapy treatments.  Also called chemofog. Chemobrain is real and affects different patients differently. Some patients do not experience any sort of forgetfulness or inability to concentrate,...


11 Therapies To Consider When Battling Cancer

“Housecall“, a free weekly e-newsletter from the Mayo Clinic, recently had an article about 11 alternative treatments to consider when battling cancer.  It’s a great article.  (Thanks Andrea for sharing this with me!)  So without further ado, “Alternative Cancer Treatments:  11 Options to Consider ” straight from The Mayo Clinic Staff: Alternative cancer...


WTF is Marijuana Mouth Spray?

  There is a ton of literature that explains how smoking medical marijuana can help cancer patients manage side effects from cancer treatments such as chemotherapy-induced nausea, appetite stimulation, pain relief & improved sleep.  There’s even some research to support curative effects from smoking marijuana. Is this a valid treatment...


Tips to Help Combat Cancer-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatments.  The Cleveland Clinic explains it perfectly.  “Everyone gets tired. In fact, it (tiredness) is an expected feeling after certain activities or at the end of the day. Usually, we know why we’re tired and a good night’s sleep...




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