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Top 5 Cancer Beating Herbs

Using herbs as part of cancer treatment is becoming more common. Alternative medical treatments are generally safer and can still deliver results. It’s currently estimated that 54% of patients will have used some form of herb when going through chemotherapy. This is important for doctors and the medical profession is starting to take notice of that. In time there’s a chance the mainstream medical profession will go as far as to recommend certain natural cancer treatments. So what are the five main cancer-beating herbs you should take into account? Garlic Garlic is one of the most popular herbs for cancer sufferers to take. And many studies have shown a link between a lower risk of cancer development and the consumption of raw garlic. One study investigated whether the population of...

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Natural Treatments and Remedies for Cancer

Have you ever wondered how effective natural cancer treatments can be? Here are some effective home remedies to help treat and prevent cancer. Home Remedies For Cancer Garlic This superfood has certain antibiotic properties which can be used to get rid of various infectious agents like bacteria, yeast, and fungi. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the presence of alkyl sulfur compounds makes it a very good anti-cancer agent. This superfood causes the malignant cells to undergo natural cell death (apoptosis). Garlic also activates the immune cells against cancerous cells. It should be eaten in raw form as an oil, clove or powdered substance, rather than consuming it in a cooked form. Broccoli This vegetable contains the linamarase gene that when present inside cancer cells can...

New Educational Program Announced for Patients Living With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Their Caregiver

New Educational Program Announced for Patients Living With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Their Caregivers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]More than 600,000 people in the United States (US) are living with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Pro-ficiency announces a free interactive online program, developed in collaboration with Med-IQ and Duke University Health System, to educate these patients and their caregivers about NHL.  The platform used to deliver this program, called ProPatient, is designed to empower and encourage those living with a variety of diseases, such as NHL, to be active participants in their own care. Improving Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Care: What Do Patients Need to Know allows users to select and view short videos on a wide variety of NHL-related topics, including how NHL is diagnosed, approaches to treatment, and helpful tips on communicating effectively with healthcare providers. This “choose your...

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The Best Natural Remedies for Helping You to Fight Cancer

The word cancer still provokes fear in many people, and although modern medicine has come a long way in the treatment of cancer, they’re still a long way away from stopping it altogether. While it is important to use all that medication modern medicine has to offer, there are also many natural remedies that are thought to help in the prevention and treatment of this terrible disease. Astragalus The Chinese herb astragalus is not only thought to be an immune system booster, but it also stimulated the body’s natural production of interferon. It’s also thought to help the body identify rogue cells and destroy them. It’s this aspect of the herb that has caused much research from cancer and AIDS specialists. Research has suggested that taking astragalus...

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Health Benefits of the Astragalus Root (The Magic Traditional Chinese Herb)

This Chinese root is shown to stimulate the white blood cells that fight infection, says Andrew Weil, MD. A study published in 2007 found that astragalus appears to boost immunity in mice. And a pilot study suggests that the herb may have similar effects in people. However, keep in mind that astragalus may take 6 to 8 weeks to reach its full effect. ...

Food for Cancer Patients: Eating Well When You Have Cancer

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your life will, of course, change in massive ways. The way you live will alter as you go through treatment and as you battle this illness. However, thanks to medical advances, new technology, and lifestyle choices, you can still live a wonderful life filled with hope, love, and potential. Like any illness and disease, you must eat well to remain healthy as your body battles cancer, so if you’ve recently been diagnosed or you know someone who has, here’s a guide on how to eat well. Oily Fish Although the very best treatment for cancer should always come from professionals such as those at Augusta Oncology, using the latest medical innovations and eating the right foods can make you feel...

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Medicinal Uses of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has been used for strengthening the body and for helping to prevent disease. Ashwagandha has shown benefits in treating both anxiety and depression, enhancing the antitumor effects of chemotherapy, stimulation of thyroid function, and improvement in memory and mental function....