Making positive lifestyle changes requires courage, honesty, reflection, and the not-so-simple ability to be aware of the choices you make every hour of every day.
This Mindset Toolkit is meant to support the information and guidance you receive in the Mindset Module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. The resources on this page will help you make lasting lifestyle changes that will decrease inflammation and enhance your immune system’s ability to fight disease.
A study conducted a Yale University and published in the journal Cell show the mechanism whereby acute stress amplifies inflammation.
Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies (bcct.ngo) is a thorough, evidence-based resource for cancer survivors and those in the medical field to explore the best integrative approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment that go beyond conventional cancer care.
A meta-analysis, consisting of a review of nine studies and 964 participants, and published in the journal Breast Cancer, found that MBSR shows a positive effect on psychological function and quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
A study by Thakar et al, published in the journal Nature Medicine, showed that chronic behavioral stress results in higher levels of tissue catecholamines, greater tumor burden and more invasive growth of ovarian carcinoma cells in a mouse model.
A study by Cole et al, published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, looked at the effect of the nervous system on cancer.
The Anticancer Lifestyle Program has been a great addition to our Cancer Center here in Louisiana. The resources provided in the course reinforce the importance of physical and mental wellbeing throughout survivorship. We are so grateful to have this program for our patients to help them not just survive after cancer, but to thrive.
As an integrative physician and cancer survivor, it is comforting to know that this much-needed program is available to pick up where the office visit ends. The Anticancer Lifestyle Program is an invaluable and highly accessible resource, informed by science, that one can use at their own pace. The lifestyle changes recommended in the course can reduce the risk of cancer as well as other debilitating diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
“Absolutely wonderful course!!!! This course came at EXACTLY the point in my journey when I needed it.”