Most of us either know someone with cancer, or have had a personal experience with it ourselves. And for some people, both of these situations apply. With cancer diagnosis rates set to rise, and with the increasing load of environmental pollution in our cities, it may seem like preventing and fighting cancer is an uphill battle. However, we want to provide you with a message of hope. There is a lot you can do through diet and lifestyle management to help prevent cancer, support your body while undergoing cancer treatment, and prolong your "cancer free" years once treatment has been completed.
Greystones Health is pleased to now offer cancer nutrition & lifestyle support sessions with Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner, Michelle Heighington.
Michelle offers the following types of cancer support sessions:
As the famous sports analogy goes, the best defence is a good offence. If you have cancer in your family history, are concerned you’re at risk, or just generally want to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will help reduce your risk, then preventative diet and lifestyle are a great option. These sessions will offer an in-depth assessment of both diet and lifestyle, and will provide customized advice and practical tips that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help reduce your risk for cancer. There is also the option to include lab testing to assess cancer risk with these sessions.
Cancer Treatment Support
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and need to undergo medical treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy or surgery, we can provide you with dietary and lifestyle advice to help support your body during this time. Most cancer treatments require that patients take little to no nutrition supplements while undergoing treatment, and sometimes the treatments can reduce a person’s appetite or cause side effects such as nausea and vomiting. So a healthy, supportive diet will be very important during this time to help keep your body strong. We can also provide you with dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help lessen the side effects which will complement and potentially improve the effectiveness of the medical treatment.
Post Cancer Treatment – The Cancer Free Years
If you’ve undergone treatment and have now been declared cancer free and are entering your 5 year monitored phase, first of all – congratulations! This is quite an accomplishment. Now the goal is to keep you cancer free. This is where diet and lifestyle are going to become very important tools to help ensure that the cancer doesn’t come back. These sessions will provide dietary and lifestyle tips to help reduce the risk of cancer returning, and will also address balancing a healthy diet and lifestyle with some of life’s indulgences. Life is short, and we want to enjoy it, so let us show you how to enjoy it the healthy way.
Please note that our clinic ONLY offers dietary and lifestyle advice for cancer treatment. We do not offer IV treatments at this time. However, these cancer sessions can be combined with naturopathic support and testing. Please inquire with us as to how.
While we cannot guarantee that our advice will 100% help you to prevent cancer, we do guarantee to do our best to provide you with up-to-date researched information to help you try. Our commitment to your health is our promise.