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WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR BABY GIRLS? (GREATER RISK)

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The fetus is then placed at even greater risk. According to Sandra Steingraber, biologist and author of Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood, “More profoundly, chemicals don’t even have to cross the placenta to cause harm. Some lodge in the placenta and create injury there. I For example, nicotine damages the placenta’s amino acid [...]

OVERCOMING CANCER: LEARNING TO RELAX AND VISUALIZE RECOVERY

Monday, December 27th, 2010

The first step in getting well is to understand how your beliefs and emotional responses have contributed to your illness. The next step is to find ways of influencing those responses in support of your treatment. In this chapter we will tell you about a relaxation process for reducing the effect on уоur body of [...]

YOUR CANCER YOUR LIFE – RIGHT TO MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS (DIFFICULTIES IN EXERCISING YOUR RIGHT TO DECIDE – INTRODUCTION)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

In practice, one major difficulty is that your practitioner may not even consider alternatives to his or her usual standard recommendation. In the last section we have discussed how you can obtain more information. Ask for alternatives directly: ‘What wet!Id happen if I don’t have what you recommend?’ ‘I realise you are recommending what you [...]

CANCER-FIGHTING AND HEALING RECIPES: HEALTHY BREAKFAST MIX. MUSHROOM AND TOMATO OMELETTE

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Healthy breakfast mix 1 cup oat bran 1 cup LSA mix (crushed linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds) 1 cup lecithin granules (unbleached) 1 cup psyllium husks 1/2 cup slippery elm 1/2 cup rice flakes (optional) 1/2 cup almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds A handful of dried apple, thinly sliced Mix all of the [...]

AFTER CANCER: MAGICAL THINKING AND SUPERSTITION: HEALTHY OR HARMFUL?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Are Magical Thinking and Superstition Healthy? Magical thinking persists into adulthood and superstition into the modern era because of their ability to offer comfort and a sense of control over things that are beyond human control. The belief that you will never be in an accident, because you are charmed, provides comfort beyond that offered [...]

AFTEREFFECTS INVOLVING THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM: DIARRHEA. CONSTIPATION

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

If I Have Diarrhea, What Is Causing It? Diarrhea can be due to • medications • inadequate dietary fiber • changes in your diet • radiation changes to the digestive tract •chemotherapy-related changes in the intestines or colon that cause poor absorption of food •cancer-related changes in the intestines or colon that cause poor absorption [...]

AFTER CANCER: AFTEREFFECTS. RADIATION THERAPY

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

What Causes the Aftereffects of Radiation Therapy? Many factors contribute to the aftereffects often seen in the first year or so after radiation. Radiation causes damage to rapidly dividing tissue in the parts of the body exposed to the radiation such as the lining of the digestive tract, the lining of the airway and the [...]

AFTER CANCER: WHAT IS “CHECKUP ANXIETY”?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Checkup anxiety is the experiencing of anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbance, or increased somatic symptoms prior to a routine checkup. A man who was treated successfully for lung cancer gets chest pain a few weeks before every annual checkup. His pain gets worse as the checkup approaches and disappears after his test results document his continued [...]

AFTER CANCER: EXERCISE: BENEFITS AND RISKS

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

What Are the Benefits of Exercise While Recovering from Cancer Treatment? There are many potential benefits to exercising. Exercise • increases how much you can do (your functional capacity) • minimizes or prevents disabilities associated with treatment and with being out of condition • preserves muscle mass, strength, and endurance • improves circulation • possibly [...]