November 2016 Vol. 8 Issue 11

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Lifestyle Interventions Enhance Quality of Life and Reduce Recurrence Risk Among Cancer Survivors

by Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO  There are 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States and, according to the American Cancer Society, this number is projected to increase to 20 million by 2026. In recognition of the unique health needs of this growing population, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has mandated that cancer centers provide survivors with a Survivorship Care Plan. This review provides scientific substantiation regarding key lifestyle intervention strategies that both help cancer centers meet the mandate, and help cancer survivors heal from treatment, reduce their risk of cancer recurrence, and enhance overall wellness.

Abstracts & Commentary

Aspirin and Colorectal Cancer

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the top causes of cancer death in the United States. For those with a history of CRC, a life-extending treatment may already be in the medicine cabinet.

Ashwagandha Helps Manage Stress-Related Weight Gain

by Tori Hudson, ND  A recent double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effects of a popular adaptogen on controlling weight and improving general well-being in adults with chronic stress.

Grape Juice Improves Driving in Stressed Working Mothers

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Placebo-controlled study demonstrates the benefits of flavonoid-rich grape juice for women who live life in the fast lane.

Metformin Protects Against Breast Cancer Metastasis

by Davis W. Lamson, ND  Study demonstrates metformin’s anticancer benefits in a new subpopulation of women with breast cancer.