This Change Toolkit is meant to support the guidance and information you receive in the Change Module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. The resources on this page will help you learn to make lasting lifestyle changes that will decrease inflammation and enhance your immune system’s ability to fight disease.
Researchers report that cancer diagnoses continue to rise in people in the United States between 15 and 39 years old. The increase is due largely to thyroid cancer, but the rates for colorectal and other cancers are also up.
This report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) summarizes the findings published in the journal Cancer concerning the impact of lifestyle behaviors on the development of cancer. See here for the study itself, conducted by researchers Islami, Sauer, et al.
Written by a naturopathic physician and a medical journalist, The Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing presents an overview of what cancer is, its causes and preventative strategies, an in-depth approach to integrative treatment options, descripti…
Overall mortality rates for cancer continue to decline in the U.S., but since 2011 that decline has slowed for obesity-associated cancers, likely due to the obesity epidemic, researchers reported in Jama Open Network.
Prostate cancer is the most common malignant diagnosis in men–and lifestyle behaviors seem to impact its development. In this webinar, Dr. Donald Abrams, integrative oncologist at UCSF, will review the benefits of an integrative approach in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.
In this four-part lecture series, noted integrative oncologist Donald Abrams shares key information about the efficacy of complementary therapies used as an adjunct to medical treatment for cancer. This fascinating series, filmed in 2014, is hosted by Commonweal founder Michael Lerner.
Cancer ranks as a leading cause of death in every country in the world, and, for the first time, female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, overtaking lung cancer, according to a collaborative report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the International Agency for Research on…
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer has overtaken lung cancer as the most common form of the disease, accounting for nearly 12% of new cases each year worldwide.
A study published in JAMA Network Open reveals that rates of cancer increased by 30% from 1973 to 2015 in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) (persons aged 15–39 years) in the United States, according to a review of almost a half million cases in the National Institutes of Health’s Surveilla…
What can patients do to improve treatment outcomes? It all starts with lifestyle choices. Dr. Cohen and Ms. Jefferies, authors of the book Anticancer Living, discuss the Mix of Six – six areas where the evidence suggests we are able to optimize our health and make a difference in our well-being.
In a study by Pierce et al, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers showed a survival benefit and strongly protective effect of a healthy diet and physical activity.
“I have changed aspects of diet, stress, exercise and toxin exposure, too numerous to mention here. I am now more open to and actively pursuing change in support of my hoped-for, improved health outcomes and in allowing my body’s natural defenses to function well.”
“Two years after finishing the ACLP—I continue to do yoga, meditation, Reiki, Tai Chi, walking. Will not allow negative people near me. No longer watch any so-called “news”. Read every label on every single thing I buy. When not in use, I unplug my TV, Internet router, and cell phone. I say ‘thank you for my life’ every day.”
“Two years after finishing the course I am happy to say that I’ve radically changed my diet: I eat only organic foods; I stocked up on local farmer produce and learned how to freeze the veggies and fruits to eat during the winter; I clean my home using white vinegar, Seventh generation products only; I incorporated yoga, meditation, Reiki, and massage into my routine; I did A LOT of focused emotional de-toxing which was tough work but left me much lighter in spirit; I made a concerted effort to move away from negativity (people, events, etc.); developed a balance between solitude and social activities; laughed as much and as often as possible.”