Whereas I offer state-of-the-art guidance for patients who deeply desire an aggressive nutritional component to their cancer battle plan I also offer PALLIATIVE NUTRITIONAL THERAPY (that focuses on powerfully reducing nausea, pain/inflammation, improving appetite, digestion and reducing gastrointestinal symptoms, increasing muscle mass, improving various lab tests values--such as serum albumin and improving energy level and sleep quality as much as possible.) These changes can profoundly improve a patient's quality of life.
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AGGRESSIVE FUNCTIONAL MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY AS A POWERFUL PART OF YOUR CANCER BATTLE PLAN
Many people have beat cancer! I offer FUNCTIONAL MEDICAL NUTRITION and mind-body techniques to help support immune function, a healthy weight, appetite & quality of life, as well as reduce risk of recurrences in patients who are battling cancer, while also addressing the sum total of health issues that affect their physical & mental wellness. The nutritional programs I create for my patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer are highly individualized & designed to complement the therapies they are receiving from their medical team. When patients consult me I review with them their medical history, explore & identify possible degenerative pathways of the body (roots of the disease process), & work to remove these factors as barriers to wellness.
My roles as a team member assisting patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer are to:
(1) Help educate them about how nutritional therapy can complement and improve the success of various treatment options and empower them to go forth with more confidence that they will make the best choice given their particular situation.
The nutritional programs I design for my patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer are designed to complement other therapies but are not offered as cancer therapy.
(2) My second role in helping a patient who have received a diagnosis of cancer is to review his or her medical history, explore and identify possible degenerative pathways of the body (roots of the disease process), and work to remove these factors as barriers to wellness.
These factors create imbalances in the fundamental controls of the body:
Fundamental controls of the body include:
Disturbances in these fundamental homeostatic controls result in metabolic dysfunction, namely metabolism inefficiency of protein, fat or carbohydrate, and other metabolic inefficiencies.
These metabolic dysfunctions result in subclinical health complaints, such as:
These subclinical health complaints often eventually result in chronic degenerative diseases, such as:
Just a few nutritional strategies to help patients, naturally, improve detoxification pathways, their immune function, cell membrane structure, and make the body a less hospitable place for cancer cell include:
My best advice to the cancer patient is to find a supportive friend or family member to help encourage you and to be your confidant.
Next, while you are collecting information and interviewing physicians to help you on your journey with cancer, take a first step to improving your nutritional status and rid your diet and physical environment of as many cancer-risk increasing agents as possible.
Get rid of acid-forming liquids, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks as well as sugar and dairy products, hydrogenated fats (damaged, oxidized fats).
Reducing consumption of gluten-containing grains and dairy products will help reduce inflammation.
Choose more organic foods when possible.
Avoid as many personal care products and toiletries that contain chemicals as possible. It is especially important to avoid parabens and triclosan. Women who have hormone-sensitive cancers should be especially careful to avoid chemicals with estrogen-like activity in the body.
Developing highly-individualized nutritional programs to complement the work you are doing with the oncologist or other physician is available through my private practice. Nutrition programs for patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer will receive an in-depth medical history/interview and a Review of mechanisms that may underlie immune system dysfunction,
Address challenges of blood glucose balance, quality sleep, food allergy/intolerances/sensitivities, digestion, hormonal balance, neurotransmitter balance, circulation, respiration, nervous system function and energy production.
I invite you to call for more information about a highly individualized nutritional program to complement the care you are receiving from your physician(s), our 12 Week Health Transformation Program: 205.915.0474.
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