Learn about Dr. Lawenda's integrative oncology practice. During this 60-minute interview he discusses how he combines state of the art cancer treatments, complementary therapies and anticancer lifestyle changes. Radio interview on the Healthy ... [Read More]
What Is IP6 (Inositol Hexaphosphate)?
Inositol hexaphosphate ("IP6", "myo-inositol hexaphosphate" or "phytic acid") is a natural carbohydrate molecule present in most plant and animal cells. You get this stuff in your diet mainly from eating cereals, grains, legumes and meat. Your body ... [Read More]
Juicing and Blending: AntiCancer Turbocharging
Unless you have the time and ability to prepare and eat large quantities of fresh produce every day I highly recommend you consider juicing or blending. Terminology: Juicing involves grinding, pulverizing and squeezing the juices out of the ... [Read More]
My New Favorite Prostate Cancer Supplement
If you have prostate cancer or are at risk of developing prostate cancer (essentially, everyone with a prostate) this should be of interest to you. Eating a diet rich in whole plant foods (vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, legumes) has been shown to ... [Read More]
How To Begin An Exercise Routine (For Cancer Patients And Survivors): Part I
This is the first article in our series on "How To Begin An Exercise Routine (for cancer patients and survivors.)" If you are currently living with cancer or had cancer in the past you may be facing a unique set of challenges or uncertainties due to ... [Read More]
Fight Cancer: Chew (or Juice) Brassicas!
I was no fan of broccoli when I was a kid. My mom used to have to serve it to me with melted cheese just so that I would eat it (pssst, don't tell my mom, but I used to feed it to our family dog under the table before the cheese ... [Read More]
You Want Multivitamins? Here, Eat This.
In my last post I boasted that I would give you a recipe which would put any multivitamin tablet to shame; here it is. This may be the most nutrient-dense, vitamin-packed, mineral-rich, cancer-protective recipe I know. First, this fish stew ... [Read More]
Pears: Underrated Nutritional Superstars
This fall, instead of gravitating towards apples (I know -- they're so much easier to love: ripening more predictably in our fruit bowls, traveling better without bruising, simultaneously offering tart crunch and creamy flesh, and coming in a wide ... [Read More]
Ballroom Cooking, Mediterranean-Style
The IOE team – Brian Lawenda and myself – attended the Society for Integrative Oncology’s Ninth International Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, these past three days. It was a fantastic event featuring presentations by leading experts in the ... [Read More]
Warming Ginger and Lemon Infusion
Winter has come very suddenly to my part of the world (it snowed this morning!) and while I wait for my central heating to crank into gear after the summer break, I have been brewing my own "liquid central heating" to keep me warm. Ginger is ... [Read More]
Grilled eggplant slices act as the “pizza crust” onto which you can pile any number of vegetables, nuts, fish, seeds, olives, capers, cheeses, etc. The version below contains seven vegetables (including those used to make the sauce)! As an added ... [Read More]
Fruity Breakfast Lentils
The second dish in our "A Recipe A Day To Keep Cancer Away" initiative that will be running through the whole month of October. This vegan lentil stew -- inspired by the classic Indian dish "dal" -- makes a surprisingly satisfying breakfast: It’s ... [Read More]
Anti-Cancer Plant Compounds: Xanthophylls (a Carotenoid)
Here's another way to prevent and fight cancer naturally: Eat foods rich in xanthophylls (a carotenoid.) Xanthophylls are the pigment compounds that are responsible for giving plants their color, and are crucial in converting sunlight into energy. ... [Read More]
Food As ‘Chemo’? Targeting cancer using a whole food approach
The data supporting anticancer activity in natural supplements is extensive. Unfortunately, oncologists and patients are hampered by the paucity of high-quality clinical trials in deciding which supplements might improve clinical outcomes. Designing ... [Read More]
Exercise and Cancer 101: Why You Should Just Do It!
Why is exercise so important: Exercise reduces your risk of developing cancer. Exercise during and after cancer treatment may reduce your risk of cancer recurrence and progression. Exercise improves quality of life in cancer patients and ... [Read More]
Would you change your lifestyle if you knew you had silent (occult) cancer cells hiding in your body?
I ask this question based on the fact that we know that cancer cells often spread early in the course of disease and they can remain silent (occult or hidden) for years. The Background: Among women with the earliest stage of invasive breast ... [Read More]
Cannabis and Cancer: prescribe 5 different drugs or simply one botanical…your choice
This is a completely non-political blog entry on the science of the medical efficacy of Cannabis (marijuana) in oncology. Cannabis is plant that is classified in the U.S. as a controlled substance with an "increased potential for abuse and no known ... [Read More]