Alternative Cancer Treatment

Many people are not aware of the various alternative treatment that are available for patients who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Traditional forms of treatment for cancer can have devastating side effects such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, mouth sores and dryness, skin changes, and difficulty urinating. Chemotherapy can lead to difficulty swallowing, anemia, weight and diet changes, dry and discolored skin, and infection. Traditional cancer treatment can make a person want to die. A cancer patient does not have to suffer from the negative effects of radiation therapy if they are serious about looking into holistic forms of cancer treatment. With alternative forms of cancer treatment, patients can explore all factors of their illness.

Functional medicine

functional medicine

            It is difficult to treat an illness when the doctor does not address the underlying cause of the sickness. With functional medicine, the doctor and patient will work in harmony to create a unique health care and treatment plan for a person after evaluating all factors of the patient’s life. Doctors who practice functional medicine will evaluate a patient’s biochemical makeup, genetics, and DNA to determine how to approach their care and how to move on from there.

            Many people are aware of the benefits of functional medicine, and there are others that discount functional medicine as not real, and a waste of time.

Holistic health

holistic health

            There are many groups of individuals on this planet that believe that by implementing good holistic health practices, they can combat disease and bring their body back to and keep it at a state of well-being. When a person looks at holistic health, they want to maximize the potential of their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The body works together as a whole to combat illness and work to giving you the best, most healthy body you can have.

            There are also many groups of people that believe that holistic health care is pseudoscience. They say that since there is no evidence of it working, it does not work. They think that there are no real benefits from living a holistic lifestyle, and that it is a waste of time. This is false, and in fact disproven by the millions of people that implement holistic health into their life.

Holistic lifestyle

            Living a holistic lifestyle means being healthy in all factors of life. It means maintaining a well-balanced diet, daily exercise, and staying away from dangerous toxins. There are many practices that are often seen in holistic lifestyles such as yoga or meditation. This is really helpful for cancer patients, because it does not require a whole lot of energy or strength and it helps to relax and clear the mind. It can help people get a better outlook on certain situations, find their place in the world, and improve their overall mood and aura.

Cancer patients can also look into other benefits that stem from living a holistic lifestyle such as walking or hiking, or using holistic medicine. Exercise is extremely important in combating cancer so that the body stays in good shape and keeps up its strength to fight off the cancer.

Holistic medicine

holistic medicine

            There are many forms of holistic medicine available for cancer patients. Usually holistic care facilities will focus on a healthy diet and lots of exercise to combat the symptoms of a cancer diagnosis. They can provide alternative medicine such as massage, essential oils, and herbal remedies. These clinics will also work to cut out inflammatory foods, which can really be beneficial to those suffering from cancer.

Inflammatory food

            Inflammatory food is everywhere. Cutting out inflammatory food is supposed to improve health and prevent disease in the human body. Common inflammatory foods include processed sugar, oils, pasta, white bread, ice cream, cheddar cheese, soda, caffeine, and alcohol. It is unfortunate that both foods and drinks can cause inflammation in the body, but it is true.

Other inflammatory foods can include fried food, pizza, crackers, bagels, salad dressing, potato chips, milk, yogurt, butter, cereal, candy, beef, chicken, pork, bacon, hot dogs, and beef jerky. These are unhealthy foods that are usually in the everyday diets of a typical person.

It sadly, also includes any processed food, hydrogenated and trans fats, iodized salt, food additives, synthetic sweeteners, and grains that include gluten. While it would be very difficult to cut out all of this food, it is not impossible. There are also many anti-inflammatory vitamins, medications, and foods that cancer patients can incorporate into their diet to improve their overall health.

Anti-inflammatory

            An anti-inflammatory diet can improve your life in many ways. This diet is high in fish, nuts, vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and healthy oils. Some common vegetables are leafy greens like spinach, beets, bok choy, broccoli, eggplant, Brussel sprouts, radishes, and red peppers. Eating them raw is best, since coking vegetables does get rid of some of the nutrients. Fish and healthy oils contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been known to combat inflammation in the throat, chest, and stomach.

            Many fruits are great for cancer patients in combating inflammation and improving their overall health. These fruits include cherries, blueberries, strawberries, plums, and blood oranges. It also encompasses pineapple, papaya, cranberries, and lemons. Smoothies are great for combating inflammation in the body and are also a tasty treat.  

Chronic inflammation

            Chronic inflammation is not only uncomfortable and unhealthy, it can lead to cancer. This is most commonly seen in cases of inflammatory bowel disease and the increased susceptibility that patient has to colon cancer. Getting rid of inflammatory foods can help you lead a longer, healthier life. Cancer patients can cut out inflammatory foods to decrease feelings of discomfort, and help replenish and repair damaged parts of the body.

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