Detoxification of Chemo Through Natural Foods Canal Winchester OH
Upper Arlington, OH
Upper Arlington, OH
Detox from Chemo
By Nancy Lonsdorf, MD
Q. Over the past few years, I’ve had surgery and chemo for cancer. How can I restore my immune and hormonal systems?
A. Although most of the effects of chemotherapy are short-term, some—including fatigue, impaired immunity, hormonal imbalances, and temporary problems with memory, attention, and concentration (recently dubbed “chemobrain”)—can persist for years. To date, not many researchers have looked at the efficacy of treatments to reverse or prevent these long-term side effects. However, it makes sense that approaches that support detoxification, reduce stress, and rebuild immunity will help speed your recovery from both the cancer and its treatment.
Reducing damage to the body during treatment also may prevent side effects down the line. In laboratory studies, researchers found that one traditional ayurvedic herbal formula called amrit nectar protects normal cells from chemotherapy injury. In another small clinical trial, the formula reduced side effects and improved overall strength and well-being without interfering with chemo’s anti-cancer effects. My clinical experience with traditional detoxification approaches from ayurveda, the traditional health system of India, has convinced me that cleansing the body of toxins and rebalancing the body after cancer treatment can help restore optimum health. This type of ayurvedic detox has two phases.
Phase I: During the first eight weeks when your body is recovering strength and stamina, eat a wholesome diet with immune-boosting herbs and spices, drink plenty of pure water, reduce stress, and get extra sleep to enhance your body’s own healing response.
Follow the tips below for optimal detox and recovery during this time.
• Eat organically grown foods, including whole grains, legumes, unprocessed nuts and seeds, and seven to 10 servings of fresh vegetables, fruits, and freshly squeezed juices each day.
• Avoid alcohol, refined sugar, artificial ingredients, cigarette smoke, chemicals, and pollution.
• Cook with turmeric, coriander, cilantro, basil, oregano, rosemary, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, fennel, clove, and saffron to support immunity, hormonal balance, detoxification, and antioxidant protection.
• Take soluble fiber such as psyllium husks to promote elimination of toxins excreted by the liver via the stool.
• Drink eight glasses of warm, pure springwater daily.
• Lower your stress with effective techniques such as yoga and meditation. Research has shown that Transcendental Meditation enhances quality of life in breast cancer patients, reduces stress hormone levels, promotes longevity, and boosts DNA repair.
• Support liver detox and the production of glutathione, the body’s primary defense against most toxins, with plenty of protein in your diet. Nonvegetarians are advised to favor more easily digestible sources such as organic poultry and wild-caught fish that is low in mercury.
Author: Nancy Lonsdorf, MD
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Cookies, Cake, and Pie, Oh My!
Dates: 12/21/2013 – 12/21/2013
Worthington Place Columbus
7227 North High Street
Spend 3 delicious hours touring specialty bakeries in Columbus. Itinerary may change as we find new venues to introduce to you.
Jorgensen Farms 3rd Sunday Supper
Dates: 12/15/2013 – 12/15/2013
Jorgensen Farms Westerville
5851 E. Walnut Street
As our guest, you'll be greeted by our hosts the farmers and offered an informal tour of the farm and firsthand knowledge of how the food was produced. Our menu is inspired by the day's harvest. You'll enjoy the diversity of foods fresh from the farm, prepared on site by professional chefs. Meals are served, rain or shine; outdoors, when weather permits, and otherwise on the farm house porch or in the post and beam barn. Given the whims of the weather, Mother Nature, and the chef, actual meals may vary slightly from the posted menu. Please note that all Third Sunday Farm Table events are BYOB - we invite you to bring your favorite beverage of choice to enjoy or share responsibly. All dinners start at 5pm. Adults only please. For more information, and specific menus for each month please visit our website www.jorgensen-farms.com
The Well Drop-In Center Training
Dates: 1/4/2014 – 1/4/2014
The Salvation Army Columbus
966 E Main Street
The Well is a Drop in Center for women who have been sexually exploited or trafficked. It is designed to be an environment of peace where women can relax, be valued, and develop a sense of positive self worth. The center’s goals are to enhance life skills, increase self esteem, and improve knowledge of community support. This training will provide interested persons an understanding of the mindset of those served, as well as the protocol established by The Well. Lastly, participants will be offered skills to complete desired volunteer roles.
Additionally, The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Department is starting a Mentorship Program. The purpose of the Mentorship Porgram is to build healthy, one-on-one bonds between mentors and women who have been sexually exploited or trafficked. The Mentorship Program is designed to enchance a sense of positive self-esteem and dignity by meeting the social needs of women who have been involved in the commercial sex trade. Women will be shown respect and value through the fostering of healthy and appropriate social relationships.
Mentors will help empower mentees to dsicover their sense of integrity, honesty and self. Being a mentor provides the opportunity for mentors to share their skills and talents, interests and experiences, and to model appopriate social relationships. Mentors may help their mentee with self-esteem, sense of purpose, planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, and empowerment through activities such as going to the Columbus Zoo, going out to lunch or dinner, seeing a movie, or any other socially appropriate activity.
*This is an all-day training. Therefore, there will be a lunch break to go get lunch or feel free to bring your own bag lunch with you.
* After being trained, volunteers who wish to become a mentor must go through an application and interview process.
* Finally, anyone volunteering at The Well & Mentoring Programs must obtain a background check.