Our Health & Wellness Blog
By Dr. Melanie Adrian, Executive Director, Be the Choice. Cancer is confusing. When I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2011, I was overwhelmed by the diagnosis, the available…Read More
By Dr. Caitlyn Keates, ND. On Saturday November 6th 2021, I had the pleasure of presenting as a Naturopathic Doctor at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Fall Symposium. This year’s turnout…Read More
By Dr. Ellen Conte (McDonell), ND. A recent study found that milk consumption increased the risk of breast cancer.(1) Understandably, this may be worrisome for some women. The observational study…Read More
This long held myth is tenacious and often on the minds of people who are looking for the many benefits that massage can bring to living with cancer.Read More
Much has been written on how to “survive” cancer. “Fight the good fight”, and “stay positive” are reflex recommendations post-diagnosis, fueled by a culture that enthrones heroes and achievement. In the midst of a significant shock and quick on the heels of overwhelming treatment information, cancer patients are meant to ignore their fear and think positive. All. The. Time.Read More
After over 4 years working as a massage therapist at OICC, there is one thing that continually amazes me: The willingness and perseverance of our patients to feel well during difficult cancer treatments.Read More
It is better to give than to receive. At holiday time, we hear this repeated over and over.
From Scrooge to the Grinch, we have learned to accept that the benefits of gifting are
all in the act of giving.
It is a warm and compelling rendering of a life facing cancer, one that includes both the fervent desire to live and the seemingly opposite (but not) way of keeping death well acknowledged and well in view.Read More
People often wonder how Reflexology can help those living with cancer.
For most of us, Reflexology is often thought of as a really great foot massage with relaxing benefits. While that is completely true, Reflexology is more than just a foot massage.
How you can you tell a truly dedicated gardener? A beautiful flower garden or productive vegetable patch are the usual signs.Read More