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Does Sunscreen Cause Cancer?

It’s summertime and the distinct scent of sunscreen is everywhere. You probably already know that protecting your skin from the sun is an important step in reducing your risk of skin cancer. But did you know that certain types of sunscreen have been linked to skin cancer? What most people want to know is does sunscreen cause cancer? Some sunscreens can contain toxic chemicals that actually increase damage to skin cells when exposed to the sun. This means that certain sunscreens may increase your risk of skin cancer. Also, sunscreen can block your natural ability to convert sunshine into vitamin [...]

Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Sometimes in life we wish things had a simple yes or no answer. Especially with a substance as addictive as sugar. To make things just a little more complicated, are we talking about sugar in general? Granulated sugar like you use as sweetener? Sugar from fruit? Sugar from honey? All of these sugars act differently in our body. Does Sugar Feed Cancer? Let's look at some of the ways sugar affects us. Defining cancer risk from different types of sugar Granulated Sugar: granulated sugar can definitely increase cancer risk. Studies report that the equivalent of 7 – 9 teaspoons of [...]

Help! I’m Tingling: Natural Treatments for Neuropathy from Chemo

I have been asked by many cancer survivors, is there something natural I can take for neuropathy from chemo? The sensation of numbness and tingling is a common side effect that can be hard to shake once treatment ends. The good news is, there are some natural therapies that have been super helpful for my patients with neuropathy and I wanted to share these things with you. But first, let’s talk about what neuropathy is and why neuropathy (or as the research calls it, neurotoxicity) happens in the first place. Defining Neuropathy Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is typically defined [...]

Eat Red, White and Blue: Anti-Cancer Foods for Your Summer Celebration

Do you ever look down at your plate and think, “Wow, this is so pretty!” If not, it’s time for you to add some more colors to your meal. Making a colorful meal is like painting a beautiful masterpiece. Your taste buds will start dancing because each color represents a different flavor profile. But the real reason we eat a color rich diet is because it often includes anti-cancer foods, with each color having different phytochemicals that could reduce cancer cell growth. Plants with higher color content have higher anti-oxidant activity, and anti-oxidants can help inhibit cancer cell growth. Some [...]

Skip the Master Cleanse … and do this instead

If you have ever googled “detox diets” you have probably come across The Master Cleanse. This is one of my least favorite cleanses, especially if you have a history of cancer. Let me tell you why. The Master Cleanse was developed in the 1940s to help with weight loss and fat flushing. It consists of a liquid only diet. You drink lemon juice with maple syrup, salt water, and an herbal tea that is a laxative. Why I’m Not a Fan of the Master Cleanse Low Calories Because of the low calorie and low protein nature of this cleanse, it [...]

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