Integrative Cancer Care Blog by Cancer Coach Preet

Five Qualities of a Breast Cancer Thriver May 09, 2022

 

 

I've always wondered if cancer survivors have certain characteristics that help them not just survive, but thrive after a cancer diagnosis. Why is it that some cancer patients seem to recover and move on with their lives while others struggle for years with the physical and emotional aftermath of the disease?

I believe that one of...

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7 Steps to Dealing with the Overwhelm of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Apr 26, 2022

Everyone deals with the 3 words “You’ve got cancer” in their own way. Some of us may feel scared, confused, or unsure of what to do next.  Others may be angry, teary, or anxious.

Oftentimes, it feels your world has turned upside down and nothing will ever be the same again. All of a sudden, you are faced with a million...

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Does Sugar Feed Breast Cancer? Apr 19, 2022

Does Sugar Feed Breast Cancer?

If you're a woman struggling with breast cancer, you may have heard that sugar feeds cancer. But what does that really mean? There is tons of confusion about this topic, and it’s something I’m sure many of you have read or come across on the Internet.

In fact, you may have come across some of these...

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What to do if You Develop Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment Mar 03, 2022

 

What is Lymphedema?

Did you know that up to one in four women with breast cancer will develop lymphedema at some point in their life? Breast cancer treatment places women at lifelong risk for the development of lymphedema. Early detection of lymphedema has been linked to better patient outcomes.

Lymphedema can develop after surgery or...

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Five Ways to Manage the Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence Mar 03, 2022

 

Five Ways to Manage the Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence

You’re just starting to feel like yourself again after your battle with breast cancer. You’ve made it through cancer treatment, be it chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery – and you’re finally on the other side.

But as time goes on, you can’t help but...

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Heavy Metals and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know Dec 08, 2021

 

If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, it may be a good idea to test your levels of heavy metals. Because heavy metals are found in everything from our water to the food we eat, it's difficult to believe they may actually be dangerous.

Many of us have heard that heavy metals such as mercury can cause serious health problems, but...

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Why I Eat a Salad Daily as Part of my Plan to Prevent Breast Cancer Nov 01, 2021

One of the things I like to do to keep myself up to date on integrative breast cancer care is to review the most up to date research available.

This helps me ensure that I am providing my breast cancer clients and women trying to prevent breast cancer recurrence with the latest research-based information out there.

Recently, while going through...

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How to Use EFT Tapping for Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Anxiety Oct 11, 2021

 

When I started learning about integrative tools and strategies that I could teach my breast cancer clients to calm their treatment-related anxiety, EFT Tapping was one of the first things I came across.

As an Integrative Cancer Coach, I was drawn to it because not only was it simple to learn and to teach, but it was also very effective as...

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FIVE Strategies to Improve Sleep for Cancer Recovery Jun 26, 2021

 

I haven’t always been the greatest sleeper… I tend to go to bed too late and often end up sleeping in on the weekends to make up for weekday sleep deficit. I’m getting better with this, and I find the older I get, the harder it is to go without at least 7 ½ to 8 ½ hours of sleep every night!

I can...

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The Power of Forgiveness when it comes to Cancer Recovery Jun 26, 2021

 

Have you ever had someone do something so terrible to you, that you thought you could never forgive them? I know I have… but after reading about the power of forgiveness, I have made it a practice to incorporate forgiving others as well as myself into my lifestyle. Let me tell you why…

In her book, Radical Remission, author...

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FOUR Ways Pesticides are Harmful to Cancer Recovery Jun 12, 2021

 

Most people have heard that pesticides are bad for us and the environment.  But did you know that pesticides have been linked to a number of different cancers?

There are at least 70 pesticides that are widely used and are classified as probably or possible human carcinogens.

Studies have shown that farm workers are at an increased...

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FIVE Ways in Which Cruciferous Vegetables Work Against Cancer Jun 05, 2021

 

I’ve always wondered what makes cruciferous vegetables such champions in the cancer fighting world! Before I delved into researching this question, I had come across a lot of information about the powerful effects of cruciferous vegetables.

I figured a PubMed search on the topic of cruciferous vegetables and cancer was in order, and...

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