What the doctor wants you to know about ginger’s benefits

Zingiber officinale is a spice that you know more commonly as ginger. Research has markedly increased in studying ginger and the various components behind its reported health benefits as an herbal medicine. Over the years, scientific studies have focused on verifying ginger’s pharmacological and physiological actions, with at least [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-03-19T17:38:22-04:00March 19th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Gastrointestinal|0 Comments

Lung Cancer, natural supplements and alternative ways to have healthy pulmonary function

Probiotics The physiology and pathology of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts are closely related. This similarity between the two organs may underlie why dysfunction in one organ may induce illness in the other. For example, smoking is a major risk factor for COPD and IBD and increases the risk of developing Crohn's disease. Probiotics [...]

2019-03-17T11:57:40-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Dietary, Gastrointestinal, Other Cancer|0 Comments

Effect of Ginger on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and/or Vomiting in Cancer Patients

The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of ginger on chemotherapy-induced nausea and/or vomiting. Design: The study was carried out on cancer patients receiving chemotherapcutic agents in the haematology clinic of a training hospital between March 01, 2011 and July 29, 2011. Subjects: The study group was composed of intervention (n=15) and [...]

2019-03-17T13:53:43-04:00February 1st, 2016|Cancer, Chemotherapy, Dietary, Gastrointestinal|0 Comments

Massage therapy study at a major cancer center

Massage is increasingly applied to relieve symptoms in patients with cancer. This practice is supported by evidence from small randomized trials. No study has examined massage therapy outcome in a large group of patients. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, patients report symptom severity pre- and post-massage therapy using 0-10 rating scales of pain, fatigue, [...]

Physical activity benefits cancer patients

The number of breast cancer patients is continuously increasing in the western world. The number of cured patients is also increasing and those with chronic disease, even if not cured, survive longer [1,2]. Surgery and radiotherapy treatments have developed during the past decades causing less damage to the structures [3]. Still patients are left [...]

Cancer patients receiving psychoeducational interventions have lower rates of anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, nausea, vomiting, and pain

Recommended Steps for Screening Women with Breast Cancer for Significant Clinical Problems Document High-Risk Factors • Identify and document high-risk characteristics of the woman (for example, young age, poor social support, children under 21 years of age, economic adversity, past psychiatric problems, and interpersonal problems) • Identify and document high-risk disease characteristics (for example, [...]

Yoga can decrease post-chemotherapy-induced nausea frequency, intensity and anticipatory vomiting

This study examined the effect of an integrated yoga program on chemotherapy-related nausea in early operable breast cancer outpatients. Sixty-two subjects were randomly allocated to receive yoga (n = 28) or supportive therapy intervention (n = 34) during the course of their chemotherapy. Both groups had similar socio-demographic and medical characteristics. Intervention consisted of [...]

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