Cancer treatment causes a lot of stress and damage to an already weak body. Conventional cancer treatment causes may side effects including extreme fatigue, depression, loss of muscle mass and strength, neuropathy, memory and cognitive complications, compromised immune system, hormone alterations, hair loss, and osteoporosis.
Integrative cancer treatment is based on strengthening the immune system and respecting the mind, body, and spirit of a person suffering from cancer. Extensive research has shown that there are a variety of complementary approaches which help manage side effects and improve the overall quality of the cancer treatments. By utilizing time-tested, scientifically-proven, natural, non-toxic therapies a person is better supported and optimal self-healing can occur. It is also critical to lessen the risk of harmful side effects from cancer treatments. Some of these integrated natural treatment plans include:
- Nutritional counseling
- Optimization of vitamin, supplements, and other immune-boosters
- Lifestyle counseling
Nutrition plays a critical role in both the prevention and treatment of cancer. The reason is 85% of the immune system is within the digestive system. The digestive system is dependent on our diet to function properly. A nutrient-dense plant-based diet is crucial to maintaining a healthy immune system and for supportive cancer treatment. Many of the benefits include:
- Strong immune system
- Increased energy, strength, and muscle mass
- Decreasing infection
- Decreasing side effects from chemotherapy and radiation
- Prompting quick healing after cancer treatment
- Reconstructing your overall quality of life and well-being.
As a part of a personalized cancer treatment plan, we will recommend dietary options and nutritional supplements unique to you, including immune boosting foods designed to decrease cancer treatment’s side effects.