Emotional Support

Yoga for women after a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment

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A cancer diagnosis of any sort represents an unparalleled mental, physical, and emotional burden for all patients and their families. At least one-third of women who have had surgery for breast cancer experience significant distress, despite having a potentially positive prognosis. Surgical scars, drains, reconstruction of a very intimate part of their physical identity are but a few reasons that some patients become depressed and anxious. Despite advances in surgery, chemo, and radiation therapy to treat breast cancer, there is increasing awareness of the need for the whole patient to be considered. The use of complementary therapies and alternative medicine […]

Nutrition

Fight Cancer with Nutrition

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There has been a lot written about fighting cancer with nutrition.  As a personal chef (Chef Gloria B) specializing in cooking for any medical condition, I have had much experience cooking for those with cancer.  I have worked with nutritional healers, doctors, and other specialists in the field.  There is an array of information from many different approaches with this disease.  I don’t believe there is one right program; rather, it is a combination of your type of cancer and body composition that will emerge as the right way of eating for you.  It is also a progression from the […]

Emotional Support

The Healing Power of Art and Music

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“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us where no words exist.” -Eileen Miller “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” -Elton John The concept of the arts as medicine dates back to antiquity, and has drawn increasing interest from both the medical and scientific communities. Medical professionals are finally beginning to recognize and understand the role that art and music play in the healing process. Arts in medicine programs are emerging not only in the US but worldwide as doctors see that their patients’ exposure to the […]