Looking for an independent, reliable reference site about cancer nutrition? I like this one:
Late last year I was asked to review a new book, In Your Hands: New Hope for People with Chronic Medical Conditions. I’ve been busy, so I set the lengthy paperback aside. This weekend I discovered it underneath some files. I don’t agree with the author’s premise, but the book is fascinating.
As promised, I’ve been researching the safety and efficacy of enyzme supplements for cancer patients. The news is mixed. From what I’ve been reading they seem relatively safe. But do they help? Or maybe the questions should be, “Help what?”
For years I have been preaching that it’s best for cancer patients to avoid antioxidant supplements, especially during chemotherapy. Since many blood cancer patients–like me–seem to be on perpetual therapy, I suggested eating a diet rich in antioxidants and stopping there.
Fasting to regenerate a cancer patient’s immune system? A reader forwarded me the link to this unexpected article about doing just that:
Another look at a anti-cancer nutritional protocol that has been around for decades:
Wednesday and Thursday I ran posts on MultipleMyelomaBlog.com about an important topic for all cancer patients/survivors. Complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a fast growing wellness category.
Last month, writer Suzy Cohen wrote an insightful article: 3 herbal supplements with anti-cancer properties. It’s based on a question about pancreatic cancer, but I believe the tips have a much broader application. Here’s an excerpt:
I found this Suzy Cohen’s Newsday article about natural alternatives to manufactured drugs helpful:
Human ingenuity never ceases to amaze me! But nothing can match the wonders of nature. Check this out:
Last month I had the opportunity to test a new, anti-nausea product called Psi Bands.
Check out this recent article I read in the Fall edition of Cure Magazine, giving a thumbs up to a supplement called Pomi-T. A pomegranate abstract, Pom-T also contains green tea (not good for Velcade users 24 hours each side of an infusion), turmeric (curcumin) and broccoli.
Not sure whether to be encouraged or discouraged by uterine cancer update in this US News and World Report article. Here’s an excerpt:
Based on what alternative medicine writer, Cathy Wong says, the answer is “NO!”
Check-out Sunday’s Google Alert list under “Cancer Supplements.”
I’m not a big acronym fan. At the very least I try and spell-out the phrase at hand before I start using one. So needless to say I didn’t realize the complimentary medicine had one!
I recently ran a post about how consuming fish oil supplements may help prevent or even slow the advance of prostate cancer. Here’s a brief composite view of options, including adding exercise to the mix:
Check-out this innovative, outside-the-box approach to exercise from spiritual lifestyle coach, Deepak Chopra, on linkedin.com: