by Jo Dunbar
In 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative Study was abandoned early because the experimental results showed that HRT increases the risk of breast cancer by as much as 26%, raises the risk of stroke by 41%, and the risk of heart attack by 29%. Recently 20 – 30% of women have stopped collecting their HRT prescriptions due to media coverage of these risks, and many might wonder whether there is a safe and effective alternative?...
by Raven Jones, AP
My first treatment is at 7am and consists of a flowing massage by two young, dark skinned men dressed in light brown jacket and trousers. They have that thick, jetblack, close cropped hair and ubiquitous mustache of many Kerala men from this southern part of India...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: It is my distinct honor to share with you the inspiring and heartfelt reflection of one man's journey through his battle with cancer. A brilliant author and dear friend, Raven Jones has created a link between health and spirituality through Ayurveda. His cancer survival story is both thought provoking and intellectually stimulating as it is filled with emotional honesty.
by Susan Filson
I am not a writer, but I do a lot of writing...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: I asked a friend to write a piece on how she had used the arts to help her through difficult moments in her life. Susan is an extremely brave and resilient woman who has, in the last five years, weathered the death of a much-loved son through cancer as well as a diagnosis of cancer herself. Susan has travelled extensively with her botanist husband, Rex, and describes herself as more of a reader than a writer. A stalwart of the local Writers’ Group, even though she does not consider herself to be a writer, this is what she wrote anyway.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Kathy Smith
Pumpkin can protect against Breast Cancer - It is rich in alpha-carotene, an antioxidant precursor of Vitamin A which boosts cells' resistance to cancer-causing damage and lowers a women's risk of disease by up to 35 percent...
by Sandra Miniere, MEd
ATH Asst. Editor of Sacred Living
Perhaps the time has come when we can no longer go to doctors expecting them to have all of the answers to heal our physical problems, especially the diseases that occur as a result of aging and lifestyle choices...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: As I reflected upon my atrial fibrillation health challenge that began a year ago, the ideal doctor checklist emerged. Cancer and irregular heartbeats forced me to use the best of conventional and integrative medicine. I share the brief version of my AFib experience with the hope that my story and the checklist will inspire you to become your own health advocate. Your quality of life and life itself may depend on it!
Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: Anise Bullimore shares a beautiful and deeply personal talk about her experience with breast cancer. She describes how art helped her to heal and also to understand her experience and emotions. It is a very inspiring and positive talk.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc
The FDA issued a strong warning that will go on labels for three widely used drugs that treat anemia for cancer and dialysis patients: Procrit, Aranesp and Epogen, saying the drugs cause stokes and cardiac problems and speed the growth of malignant tumors...
Editor's Note: Chinese medicine is becoming more accepted as adjunctive treatment for cancer patients. Sloan Kettering now has a certification program for acupuncturists. One of the problems cancer patients face is the detriment to their bodies from aggressive chemo and radiation treatment...
Editor’s Note: An amazing video with many applications and significant information from M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center where Clinical Aromatherapy is used to control symptom relief.
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