For many, becoming a caregiver to a sick loved one is unexpected. The new role can be stressful, emotional, and come with many new and unfamiliar duties. Oncology Social Worker Lauren DeWitt shares some tips on caring for yourself as a caregiver.
Breast Cancer and the Sunshine Vitamin- Why You Should Add Vitamin D to Your Toolbox for Beating Breast Cancer
Vitamin D helps our immune function, strengthens our bones, and can even boost our mood. For women undergoing breast cancer treatment, it could play an even bigger role in enhancing the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation. Dr. Todd Robinson, a naturopathic doctor who partners with Ackerman Cancer Center as a part of our wellness program and whole-patient care.
Modifications, Adaptations and Variations in Breast Cancer Radiation Treatments – one size certainly does not fit all
Dr. Jyoti, as well as all of our other providers at Ackerman Cancer Center, believe in individualized treatment plans. In this article, she explains new research on shorter courses of radiation treatment versus longer courses of treatment, and why there can't be a one-size-fits-all approach.
Sourdough has lots of health benefits, especially if you are trying to control your glucose levels or improve your gut health. To maximize those benefits, it's best to make your own bread using a sourdough starter. Karen has some wonderful resources on how to get our own bread starter going, and why sourdough can be a healthy bread option.
Fasting Mimicking Diet- Possible Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients
Fasting diets have become trendy because of the wide variety of health benefits they tout. New research has emerged that a specific type of fasting-style diet, the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, could prove very beneficial to breast cancer patients on chemotherapy. Karen explains a little more about the diet and lays out the risks and benefits. She also includes a very yummy quinoa soup recipe that would follow the diet recommendations.
Apricots are in season a little while longer. Karen has some wonderful ideas on ways to use apricots, including a Basmati Pilaf recipe. She explains the health benefits and dispels some myths about this sweet fruit as well.
When you're handed a cancer diagnosis, the first step is sometimes the hardest. Making sure you have the best team of doctors crafting a custom care plan for you is one of the most important steps. This blog has some advice and tips on how to pick the best physician to help you conquer cancer.