Cancer is a dreaded disease, and with good reason. It will soon overtake heart disease as the number one killer in the U.S., and the rest of the world is not far behind.
Conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation sometimes don’t work or aren’t appropriate. Are there other ways to approach healing from such a serious diagnosis? This past three weeks, The People’s Pharmacy radio show has featured three different approaches to reducing recurrence or coping with cancer that you are not likely to find elsewhere.
On Saturday (July 26, 2014) we speak with a researcher who has investigated numerous cases of spontaneous remissions from cancer. These are rarely studied because they are so unpredictable, but Kelly Turner, PhD, has interviewed many people with amazing stories. Their thoughts on why they have done so well despite the odds against them have elements in common. We talk about the nine factors that survivors have used in their lives; you might find these strategies helpful, too. Be sure to tune in to learn about surviving cancer against all odds.
On July 12, 2014, we interviewed dynamic husband-and-wife team Vidula and Vikas Sukhatme, MD, co-founders of Global Cures, Inc. about controlling cancer with unexpected, inexpensive drugs. We discuss how clinical research on scientifically promising, cost-effective treatments for cancer could make treatment more readily accessible. How could drugs such as aspirin or metformin be put to use in the fight against cancer? Is there a way to engage the immune system to reduce the risk of recurrence?
Last week, July 19, 2014, our guest was Mitch Gaynor, MD, an oncologist who uses meditation and sound in his integrative practice. Listen to the tone of a quartz crystal bowl and learn how Tibetan bowls can help reduce the stress of a cancer diagnosis. How does stress affect prognosis? Dr. Gaynor described how relaxation, meditation and supplements can help support more conventional cancer treatments.