Evidence shows supportive therapies offer benefits during cancer treatment

“This is not a time for formalities, for arcane rules, for a medical practice that has not kept up. It’s a race against time to stay alive, to stay healthy.”

Kantha Shelke, PhD, principal at Corvus Blue LLC

Part 1: Oncologists treat cancer, but not the treatments’ side effects

Highlights:

  • Integrated medicine complements and augments traditional medical care.
  • Supplement companies need to educate consumers, practitioners about benefits.
  • For integrated medicine to reach more patients, it must be more affordable.

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Part 2: Patients must advocate for themselves

Highlights:

  • Naturopaths and other healers can help you learn what you need.
  • Find traditional practitioners who support your need for integrated medicine.

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Part 3: Pearls of wisdom from the women who’ve been there

Highlights:

  • Your team should include traditional and integrated practitioners, counselors, family and friends.
  • Personalized medicine can guide your approach to health.
  • Keep joy in your life.

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Part 4: Food and ingredients as part of integrated medicine

Highlights:

  • An increasing amount of evidence shows that what we eat affects our chances of having cancer.
  • Science evolves, and food policy should evolve with it.

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Part 5: Audience members seek information

Highlights:

  • How does a patient find out what supplements she needs, which ones are best?
  • Keep up with research, but don’t fall for trends.

Minimize Your Intake of Added Sugars. Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Small amounts are fine, but when people eat large amounts, it can wreak havoc on metabolic health. A high intake of added sugar is linked to numerous diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and many forms of cancer.

This session—Optimizing Health Through Crisis with Supplements—was recorded at Natural Products Expo West 2018. Click "download" below to access the presentation slides.

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