Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or you’re completing treatment, you’re likely have questions, lots and lots of questions. Cancer’s learning curve is steep, complex and overwhelming. But our experienced staff members do everything they can to help patients not only make sense of it all, but become experts in their own care.

The following articles contain practical advice from our professionals as well as our patients on cancer care and prevention and living a healthier, happier life.

Jean Colman swears by her simple anti-cancer diet
Using a healthy diet as a component in your strategy to fight cancer does not have to be complicated or time consuming. Jean Colman uses her diet to help her body fight cancer as well as stand up to harsh chemotherapy treatments. She gives readers practical tips regarding what to eat, and how to keep your healthy eating routine simple, time-efficient, and enjoyable. Click here to read more.

Seek professional advice before buying supplements
When considering the use of dietary supplements, consulting a professional is not only the safest route to take, it may also save you money in the long run. Darin Bunch, an acupuncturist and master of Chinese medicine at the Clinic, notes the common mistakes people make when buying and using supplements and how to avoid them. Click here to read more.

Prevent skin cancer from the inside
In addition to wearing sunscreen and knowing your mole ABCs, naturopathic physician Heidi Lucas says people can help prevent skin cancer by eating a diet rich in antioxidants. Find out what foods are loaded with these cancer-fighting compounds. Click here to read more.

How to lend support to someone with cancer
When a family member or friend is diagnosed with cancer, your support can help them endure the physical and emotional stress of treatment. Robin Adler, the Clinic’s director of Mind-Body Medicine, offers a few tips for those who want to help, but aren’t sure how. Click here to read more.

Small changes in diet can help prevent breast cancer
A little planning and a few simple changes in your diet can help you significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer. Follow these tips to employ the power of diet in cancer prevention and overall health. Click here to read more.

Good diet, early screenings cut risk of colorectal cancer
Thousands of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented each year with timely screenings and a high fiber, low animal-fat diet. Naturopathic physician Mark Gignac offers these tips toward a healthy, cancer-free lifestyle. Click here to read more.

Stress-management part of cancer patient’s treatment
The year leading up to Kathy Lingo’s diagnosis of breast cancer was filled with grief and emotional pressure. But she learned to reduce stress and help her body fight her life-threatening disease. Social worker and Director of Mind-Body Medicine Robin Adler offers tips to help patients relax and work on healing during this most stressful of times. Click here to read more.

Cancer patients get their guffaws in Laugh Club
There’s truth to that saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Laughing is a natural antidote to stress and an immunity booster, which is why the Clinic started hosting a monthly Laugh Club led by a certified “Laugh Leader”. Click here to read more.

Reduce cancer risk with healthy lifestyle choices
Changing your lifestyle to dramatically reduce your cancer risk is easier than you may think. Even small changes can improve your health and resistance to illness and disease. Click here to read more.

Healthier eating can help treat and prevent disease
When Kathy Parker was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, her relationship with food changed dramatically. She began to see nutrition as key to keeping her body healthy. Click here to read more.

Alternative medicine slowly changing traditional minds
Patient demand for so-called alternative medicine has spurred better cooperation between medical doctors and complementary-care providers. Here are some tips for talking to your physician about alternative treatments, working with insurance companies, and finding an integrative clinic right for you. Click here to read more.

Super foods for fighting and preventing cancer
Eating super foods can boost your strength, immunity and help rid your body of toxins. But what are these super foods? The clinic’s three naturopathic physicians list their favorite food heroes and explain why they’re so great. Click here to read more.

East meets West in cancer treatment
When Anna Herrman’s surgery to remove cancer from her breast and lymph nodes left her in excruciating pain, she tried acupuncture and was nearly pain-free hours later. This kind of integration of Western and Eastern medicines is a growing trend among cancer patients. Click here to read more.

How to eat healthy over the holidays
Ever wonder why you feel so sluggish after turkey, mashed potatoes and all the fixings? Big, traditional holiday meals tend to be heavy in refined carbohydrates, which can throw your body into a “food coma”, says naturopathic physician Heidi Lucas. Here are her tips for healthy holiday eating. Click here to read more. Note to designer: Choose stock photo that looks more like a holiday meal, with lots of winter veggies like squash, etc.