Diet and Cancer: What's the Connection?
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Diet and Cancer: What's the Connection?

  • French Hospital Medical Center, Copeland Health Education Pavilion, Auditorium, 3rd Floor (map)
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"This symposium of educational talks will provide valuable information to help you better understand how to manage your diet (or that of a loved one) before, during, and after a cancer diagnosis. We invite you to join our local experts who will share their knowledge to help you navigate through nutritional options. by incorporating this information into your lifestyle, you will be able to create a health diet plan that has the potential of reducing the incidence, the risk of progression, and the recurrence of cancer."

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Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Naturopathic Approaches in Cancer Support

  • French Hospital Copeland Health Education Auditorium on the 3rd floor of the Pavilion (map)
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Hearst Cancer Resource Center is Pleased to Invite You to a Free Lecture

Integrated Naturopathic Oncology in cancer care uses targeted therapies before, during and after conventional treatments including clinical nutrition, mind body therapy and botanical medicines.

The ideal nutrition for cancer prevention and treatment is anti-inflammatory, immune stimulating, hormone and blood sugar balancing. Some studies show high blood sugar and in turn high insulin levels increase growth of abnormal cells. A basic method to stabilize blood sugar is to always have protein, fiber and healthy fats with every meal and snack. Foods such as cruciferous vegetables, berries, green tea, onions, garlic, ginger, mushrooms and turmeric can stimulate immune function and decrease inflammation.

Mind Body Medicine interventions can affect a positive change in the immune system, mental clarity and energy. Studies confirm the benefit of exercising five days a week,  30-60 minutes and creating a meaningful “personal practice”, such as meditation, prayer, a walk in the woods or on the beach. Melatonin, a hormone that is immune stimuting, stress relieving and hormone balancing is higher in those who meditate on a regular basis. Studies demonstrate mindful abdominal breathing 10 minutes, twice a day decreases cortisol, the stress hormone which increases blood sugar and depresses immune function. These are affordable, effective and powerful interventions that everyone can access. 

Targeted supplements play a role in working with conventional treatments to decrease potential short and long term side effects of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Supplementation with herbs and vitamins can correct nutrient deficiencies, such as Vitamin D, B12 and Zinc. Through research based interventions patients can improve their vitality and well-being. It is important to work with your physician to ensure safe use of any supplements during treatment.

Naturopathic interventions assist in changing those factors we have control over in the cancer journey. This support is nourishing, empowering and healing for patients and their families.

 

 

 

 

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Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Medical Marijuana & Cancer

  • EvergreenHealth - Halvorson Cancer Center (map)
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This presentation will focus on new research and medical uses of marijuana in cancer treatment. Clinical experience will be shared on using this plant for assistance with side effects of treatments and for its appropriate and safe use in oncology.

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Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Integrated Naturopathic Oncology Open House

Integrated Naturopathic Oncology Hopes you are able join us
to celebrate the New Year and our lovely new office space.

Hosted by:
Dr. Heidi Lucas ND FABNO
Dr. Chad Aschtgen ND FABNO
Dr. Erica Joseph ND LAc
Zeyiad Elias LAc EAMP DIPL. OM

Special Guest:
Hollie Lucas-Alcalay of Hollie's Homegrown Products
(Tea Tasting, Culinary Salts, Healing Oils and Salves)

Location:
2366 Eastlake Ave. E • Suite 413 • Seattle, WA 98102

~ Street Parking Only ~

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Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Anti-Inflammatory Food For Health & Wellness

  • Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Center (map)
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Chronic inflammation in the body can distract your immune system from more important jobs, like warding off disease and keeping you healthy. Michelle Babb, nutritionist and author of “Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy” will discuss how certain foods can help bolster your immune system, cool down inflammation, and give you more energy and vitality. Open to those with any type of cancer & caregivers. Please register.

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Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Breathing Exercises For Improving Immune Function & Stress

  • Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building (map)
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Learn practical breathing techniques and ways to integrate them easily into your everyday life. Research and clinical experience will be shared to inspire you to bring these valuable tools into your routine. The breath is the most important aspect of nourishing your whole body. Take the step towards better immune function and stress relief before, during or after treatment.

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Oct
30
11:00 AM11:00

Survivorship Series: Beyond Surviving To Thriving

 

During this class you will be given options to help you move past surviving and into thriving. A basic self-directed wellness plan will be demonstrated and support offered in ways to restore optimal health, addressing such residual symptoms as fatigue, insomnia and digestive imbalances. Dr. Lucas will also discuss possible ways for reducing the risk of cancer recurrence. This is the class for cancer survivors who have been wondering, “Where do I go from here?”

 

 

 

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Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Love Your Liver With a Gentle Detox

  • Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Ste 112 (map)
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Learn about the different detoxification systems in the body and how they affect well-being. We’ll demystify the topic of holistic detoxing using nutrition, herbal therapies and mind-body approaches. You’ll learn why detoxing can be beneficial and when it is indicated for energy, digestion and improving quality of life.

 

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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Addressing the Long Term Effects Of Treatment

  • Evergreen Cancer Center, Green 1270/1272 (map)
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This presentation will focus on how to heal from the long term effects of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. Topics will include optimal immune, digestive and cardiovascular function as well as addressing chemobrain, fatigue and neuropathy. We will discuss healthy lifestyle changes, stress management, nutrition, herbal medicines and breathing techniques. Detailed and practical handouts will be provided. 

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

How to Boost Your Energy During & After Treatment

  • Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Rm 112 (map)
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Dr. Heidi Lucas, a naturopathic physician specializing in integrated oncology, will discuss ways to improve vitality and quality of life during treatment. Topics will include optimal nutrition, safe supplement use and mind body medicine, incorporating exercise, yoga and meditation. Learn practical tools to increase strength, mental clarity and how to maintain your foundation of good health.

 

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Nutrition During Treatment

The class will focus on ways to improve energy, immune function and overall well-being during and after treatment using good nutrition. Topics will include nourishing foods to help with the side effects of cancer treatment.  Handouts with simple cooking ideas and recipes will be provided.

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Breathing to Improve Immune Function and Stress Management

In this discussion-format class, you’ll learn practical breathing techniques and ways to integrate them easily into your everyday life. Research and clinical experience will be shared to inspire you to bring these valuable tools into your routine. The breath is the most important aspect of nourishing your whole body. Take the step towards better immune function and stress relief before, during or after treatment or for general chronic disease prevention.

At the Breast Cancer Networking Group and open to anyone affected by breast cancer.

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Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

"Breathing Exercises For Improving Immune Function & Stress Management"

We will focus on practical breathing techniques and ways to integrate them easily into your everyday life.  Research and clinic experience will be shared to inspire you to bring these valuable tools into your routine.  The breath is the most important aspect of nourishing your whole body.  Take the step towards better immune function and stress relief before, during or after treatment or for general chronic disease prevention.  Class will be discussion and interactive, handouts provided. 

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Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

"Healthcare After Treatment"

Living With Cancer Networking Group

This presentation will offer information about how to return to optimal health after treatment and improve long-term well-being. Focus will be on the immune, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and nervous systems. We will highlight the importance of healing treatment related side-effects and managing long-term risk factors. Learn specific tools to maintain your vitality and help prevent future disease using nutrition, botanical medicine and mind body therapy. 

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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

"Healthcare After Treatment" - Survivorship Series

Living with Cancer Support Group

Class will discuss ways to return to optimal health after treatment and improve long term well-being. This presentation will focus on the immune, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and nervous systems, highlighting the importance of healing treatment-related side effects and managing long term risk factors. Learn specific tools to maintain your vitality and prevent future disease using nutrition, botanical medicine and mind body therapy. Handouts will be provided.

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May
9
6:30 PM18:30

"Nutrition During and After Treatment"

  • Kirkland, Evergreen Health Halvorson Cancer Center (map)
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Living With Cancer Networking Group

​Have you been wondering if food will ever taste good again? Come learn how to get your taste back for food, while improving your nutrition and vitality. We will focus on healing your digestive system so you can have optimal health during and after treatment. Handouts will be provided, offering nutrition, herbal and mind body medicine tools for getting you back to your healthy self. 

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