Evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle choices. Read about ways to help prevent cancer and potentially improve outcomes, in those with cancer.
Miles Hassell, M.D., medical director, Providence Integrative Medicine Program discusses benefits of exercise.
Some (Mediterranean) principles to eat by. When it comes to preventing or managing obesity, heart disease, cancer and many other health problems, good food is often your best medicine.
Cindy Reuter, N.D., MSOM, L.Ac., R.D., Providence Integrative Medicine Program discusses how to maximize health benefits during workouts.
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Q: I'm about to have chemotherapy, and a friend is encouraging me to get acupuncture to help with the toxic side effects. Can acupuncture really help? What is the best timing for treatments?
Answer from Loch Chandler, N.D., M.S.O.M., L.Ac., acupuncture naturopath with Providence Integrative Medicine:
Q: I'm undergoing chemo, and though I am experiencing heavy-duty fatigue, I am also suffering from insomnia! Sometimes it's hard to fall asleep; other nights I wake up around 3 a.m. for an hour or two. My medical oncologist said chemo can disrupt the sleep-wake cycle and prescribed Ambien. I don't like the idea of relying on a sleeping pill. Anything else I can do?
Answer from Miles Hassell, M.D., director of Providence Integrative Medicine at Providence Cancer Center:
"I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. I'd like to lower it without medications, if I can. What are the best non-drug ways to reduce blood pressure? Is it possible to do this without popping pills?"
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Faster than a speeding sneeze, more powerful than a contagious disease, ready to leap into action against viral villains – it’s your immune system! Made up of a vast army of cells – mostly white blood cells – this inner superhero is on duty 24/7, scouting out invaders, fending off infections and fighting internal grime. When performing at its peak, your immune system defends and protects you from colds, flu viruses – even some cancers.
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