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Fasting To Decrease Cancer Recurrence

Recently published on March 31, 2016 in JAMA Oncology, new evidence supports the idea that fasting at night reduces the risk of cancer recurrence.   Every night as we sleep we all enter a mini-fasting period before we *break-the-fast* with breakfast each morning. Prolonging the amount of time spent fasting — skipping evening snacks all together and fasting for 13+ hours each night — reduced the risk of breast cancer according to a study that spanned thousands of patients followed for over a decade.   Simply taking care to eat an early dinner and not eating again until breakfast (for …

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Are Your Shoes Causing More Harm Than Good?

So… I’m not particularly into shoes.   Seeing the beautiful results of Earthing on my patients (and in my own life) has me opting for going barefoot whenever possible, and sleeping grounded at night too.   So I found it very interesting when the latest medical reports showed that the new trend towards maximalist shoes (thick soles, thick padded heels) completely failed to cushion the foot on impact and in fact increases the risk for injury…. the exact opposite of manufacturers’ claims.   Turns out, cushioning does more harm than good for the dynamics of your foot, luring you into …

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Walking and Cancer Recovery: A Crucial Connection

I’ve already blogged about how walking — just walking! — has been medically found to support cancer recovery better than any chemotherapeutic agent we have currently available.   And now, just released in 2015, the first meta-analysis looking at the effects of walking on sleep in cancer patients.   Sleep disorders are very common during cancer treatment and recovery with many patients reporting daily sleep disturbances which in turn affect physical function, healing, mood, energy levels, and quality of life. Although it is well know that exercise has been shown to improve sleep due to boosted immune response, core body …

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The Most Effective Way To Recover From Cancer

Today I’ll be reviewing a recently published study that examines the link between exercise and health… specifically, cancer recovery.   Just like last week’s article, the article today shows that being up on your feet — simply walking — is the best predictor of positive outcome in cancer recovery we have. No stressful or intense exercise needed.   Just being up and about daily is a better predictor of cancer recovery and reduces mortality rates better than any chemotheraputic agent we have, reports Dr. John Marshall, MD.   Published on Jan 13, 2013 in the Journal Of Clinical Oncology, researchers …

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Studies Prove: Long Term Health Is NOT About Exercising Hard

  For years physicians have been recommending an exercise program for cardiometabolic health. Well… turns out it’s not really about the intensity of the exercise.   Several landmark studies have come out in the past few months revealing that it’s not how strenuously you exercise that matters. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you “exercise” at all.   What matters, both in cardiovascular health and in cancer prognosis, among other parameters… is how often you just get up and move around. Answer this… what do you think is healthier? Do you think it is better to:   Hit the gym …

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Thoughts On Health… Excercise (dang!)

    Oh how I have fallen. I am completely out of my exercise routine… I manage to work in an at-home 20 minute Yoga DVD about twice a week and those 40 minutes, my friend, is the total sum of my exercising attempts lately. At first I told myself it’s okay because I’m young and can get it all back. Hmmm. I think I still can but it’s going to be harder to re-capture my cardiovascular fitness now then it used to be, so instead of maintaining health I will have to re-build it. Bummer.   Then I told …

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