Archive for February, 2022

Journaling to Manage Stress

Did you ever keep a diary? The kind with a lock and key or a spiral notebook you kept under the mattress as a kid? When you think of journaling, you might think of recording your daily thoughts and deepest secrets. While that can be satisfying, there’s more than one way to journal. In this […]

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Archive for December, 2021

Chronic Pain Management post-COVID

This fall, we conducted an online survey with the Harris Poll to examine chronic pain management techniques and preferences, as well as to gain insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted pain and pain management.  What we found might surprise you.  Chronic pain affects more than half of Americans (56%). In fact, about 3 […]

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Archive for November, 2021

“Too Young” for Cancer? Finding Your Voice and Your Tribe

If you ever got separated from your parents in the store, you remember how it feels. Suddenly, everything around you is no longer familiar but strange and threatening. You look down one aisle, then another, searching for a face you recognize. The aisles have become an alien world. Instead of searching for your favorite toy […]

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Archive for November, 2021

Finding Spiritual Support When You Have Cancer

Dr. Jonas Hand on Heart

It seems like the cancer team addressed everything. Cancer stage, treatment options, side effects, what to eat and where to find a support group. Or did they? Cancer is not just a physical illness. It affects your mind and spirit, too. “What if … why did I get this? Did I cause it?” It also […]

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Archive for October, 2021

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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Archive for September, 2021

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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Archive for September, 2021

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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Archive for August, 2021

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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Archive for August, 2021

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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Archive for August, 2021

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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