What to Do About Cancer Pain

Is pain inevitable when you have cancer? Can treatment cause pain? Is it worth mentioning discomfort to your oncologist? Or is only severe pain of real concern? Our new free Pocket Guide to Cancer Pain is part of our Integrative Cancer Care series of tools for patients, caregivers, and health care providers. It features an […]

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What to Eat When You Have Cancer

“Eat whatever you want.” “Eliminate sugar.” “Eat clean and detoxify.” “Keto cures!” As soon as we’re diagnosed with cancer, we’re constantly bombarded by messages about how to eat. From the grocery store checkout line to ads and recipes online, everyone seems to have an idea of what’s best for us. You know what you eat […]

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Can I Exercise with Cancer? Yes, and Here’s Why it’s a Good Idea

“You’re sick. You need to rest.” You’ve probably heard these words at least once. Whether a parent was telling you that no, you couldn’t go out and play if you stayed home sick from school, or you stayed home from work when you didn’t feel well, you may associate illness with the need for inactivity. […]

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How to Take an Integrative Approach to Kidney Disease

In the first part of our two-part series on chronic kidney disease, we explored the prevalence of this condition—that 37 million Americans have it but 90% are unaware[i] —as well as its causes, effects, and the groups that are especially at risk.  We also discussed conventional medicine’s typical approach to treating the condition, which includes […]

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What is Kidney Disease and How Is It Typically Treated?

Although kidney disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, it is estimated that 90%[i] of the 37 million Americans with chronic kidney disease are not aware that they have it, even those with severe cases,[ii] as the disease can progress undetected until it is in advanced stages.  This is because the […]

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Cancer Treatment and Nerve Problems

A Holistic Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy Joyce, age 63, was happy with the success of her breast cancer treatment. But when she went back to volunteering at her local library, she was surprised to realize she had trouble walking around the large space. Her hands felt cold and numb, and she sometimes had difficulty feeling […]

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Supplement Use Is On the Rise. Here’s Why

This summer, we partnered with Harris Polls to discover whether the COVID-19 pandemic affected the use of supplements or over-the-counter vitamins in this country. To this end, we surveyed 2,053 adults above the age of 18. The results were astounding. Supplement use in this country is up 29% with an estimated 76% of Americans now […]

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Legacy of Health Series: Self-care in Healthcare

Jenny Leyh is a mother, freelance writer, cancer survivor and integrative health advocate living in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. When you’re on a plane, the preflight safety instructions include a directive to place your oxygen mask over your face before helping others. The idea is that you must first address your own health and safety […]

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Legacy of Health Series: Creating a Plan for Your Family

Jenny Leyh is a mother, freelance writer, cancer survivor and integrative health advocate living in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Expecting your first child can be an exciting time. It’s a joyful period of planning—choosing nursery room colors, picking out items that you’ll need for the baby, and resting as much as possible before your baby […]

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Legacy of Health Series: Understanding the Needs of Your Parents as They Age

Jenny Leyh is a mother, freelance writer, cancer survivor and integrative health advocate living in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. For most people and for much of our life, our parents are a source of support, guiding us through many important milestones. We lean on them for advice and are influenced by their decisions. Their health […]

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