Category Archives: Cancer

5 Tips to Combat Holiday Stress, Aches and Pains

Credit: rachel_titiriga, Flickr Commons

Credit: rachel_titiriga, Flickr Commons

Got back pain? Try eating some eggs.

Stress in the form of stiff necks and backs and weak immune systems doesn’t sound like a fun time. While the holidays mean exciting times with friends and family, the addition of travel, parties, and overall hustle and bustle can take a toll on our bodies. While it is common to blame it on lengthy layovers, cold and flu season, and cramped airplane seats, you may be overlooking what one billion worldwide are deficient in: Vitamin D. Continue reading

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Upcoming Webcast: Nutrition and Hormone Need-to-Knows with REFUEL author Dr. John La Puma

WellnessFX is excited to announce our next webcast! Wednesday, January 8 @ 10 a.m. PST, we’ll be welcoming Dr. John La Puma, MD, FACP and author of REFUEL, to discuss “Nutrition and Hormones: What You Need to Know.”

Credit: drjohnlapuma.com

Credit: drjohnlapuma.com

You can register here (it takes 7 seconds) and even submit your question early to have it answered on the day of the webcast. Securing your seat automatically registers you for a chance to win a copy of Dr. La Puma’s new book + a FREE WellnessFX Performance Package.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Recovering From Cancer with WellnessFX

One of the hardest journeys a person can be forced to take is a fight against cancer. Depending on the type, the survival rate in America can be pretty good when caught early, but the treatments are devastating to the body. Chemotherapy sessions, surgeries, and therapy can all take their toll.

Though many people think of the disease as one for the elderly, cancer can be surprising and devastating for people of any age. Ping, pictured above, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 2 cancer in early 2013. Lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are responsible for a broad range of immune responses in the body (i.e., they help to keep us from getting sick). Cancer is usually classified in four different stages depending on how much the diseased has progressed. For lymphoma, Stage 2 means that two or more lymph node regions are affected. This can be especially dangerous because the lymph nodes are like a highway to the rest of the body: once the cancer gets here, it can hitch a ride in the blood stream and plant itself in different organs.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Cancer, Your Health, and the Environment: Presidential Cancer Report

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Last weekend I was reading the President’s Cancer Panel publication “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk.”

It is a long report (240 pages) but well worth reviewing given the effect the environment has on personal health. A lot of the insight was expected, but it’s nice to see it backed up by research.

The report states:

“With the growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer, the public is becoming increasingly aware of the unacceptable burden of cancer resulting from environmental and occupational exposures that could have been prevented through appropriate national action.”

According to the report, approximately 41% of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point of their lives and 21% (or half) will die from it. The biggest single influence comes from exogenous factors.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.