Holiday Weekends & Football Tailgates: Choosing Wisely

The approaching Labor Day holiday means many things – the end of summer, the arrival of football season, picnics, barbeques, boating and last chance beach trips. Unfortunately, if you are going through cancer treatment, Labor Day may just be another day on the calendar as fatigue can get the best of you. If you have […]

Vitamin D: Are you Getting Enough?

As I sat at the pool this weekend, I realized Labor Day is soon upon us. The poolside days are winding down, and summer is quickly coming to an end once again. Have you stored up enough Vitamin D for the winter? If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, it’s likely that you have not, […]

Take 15 Minutes—Or 1/96th of Your Day—to Exercise

How active is your lifestyle? Do you sit at a desk or in a chair most of the day? If so, do you get up every hour to take a short walk? If you are going through cancer treatment right now, exercise may seem overwhelming. Even if you aren’t fighting an illness, adding one more […]

Colonics: To Cleanse or not to Cleanse? That is the Question…

Throughout my years of speaking with people during and after cancer treatment, questions about colon cleansers have come up more than I ever expected. But what exactly is a colon cleanser ? And is it helpful? Colonics, or colon cleansers, are often marketed as a way to “detox” the body to improve well-being and overall health. […]

When You Don’t Feel Like Eating…

Loss of appetite, or Anorexia, as it’s known in medical jargon (different from the eating disorder Anorexia Nervosa) is a common problem during cancer treatment. I can’t say I know firsthand what it feels like to undergo chemotherapy or radiation, but I have had the flu and mono on more than one occasion and couldn’t have cared […]