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FOOD IS MEDICINE

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You may have heard the phrase “Food is Medicine”. If you are someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and you are in treatment or beyond, this adage can be especially true. What you put in your body can make a difference in your health and longevity. Because Thanksgiving is typically centered around eating, […]

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TAKING CHARGE: BREAST CANCER TREATMENT AND BEYOND

breast cancer treatment, diet and breast cancer, breast cancer and movement, breast cancer and stress, naturopathic oncology

I come from an incredibly supportive and tight knit community of individuals. We lost two friends this calendar year. One was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at 50 – her first colonoscopy. Extremely beloved, she could not bring herself to tell her family about her diagnosis for some time. We, her larger circle of friends, […]

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ENCOURAGEMENT FOR CHALLENGING BELIEFS

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Regardless of how your beliefs are rooted, they will be challenged after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Being able to embrace the diagnosis itself, and what it means, might cause a massive upheaval in your life and shake your values to the core.   Change is inevitable, but it’s not a negative factor in terms […]

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PERMISSION TO BE HUMAN DURING TREATMENT

After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis there is so much going on in your mind. The first thing is accepting the reality of the situation. Then your focus shifts to treatment and how best to manage the difficult road ahead. Oftentimes women bear the weight of responsibility. And after a cancer diagnosis, the responsibility of […]

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WHAT TO DO WHEN LIFE TAKES AN UNEXPECTED TURN

What happens when life takes an unexpected turn?   Please read on to learn how one patient grappled with the news of her breast cancer diagnosis.   Melissa’s note:   “We were sitting around the fire at our family cabin reminiscing about the days when the kids were little and how they would toddle around […]

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GENETIC TESTING FOR BREAST CANCER: CREATING THE BIG PICTURE

What you know about life with breast cancer is often just a snapshot. Do you have the full picture? Walking into your childhood home, you glance over and see your mother asleep in her easy chair. She doesn’t get up as much as you would like, but after her breast cancer diagnosis she doesn’t have […]

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