#AllThingsCancer

We started this weekly video project in March or so of 2016.  It’s changed platforms; names (from #CancerBlab to #AllThingsCancer); added co-hosts; and continues to grow!  

Along the way, we’ve been blessed with extraordinary guests.  Now you are too!  Enjoy their wisdom, insights and intellect. May it help you with your journey.

 

 

(The most recent episodes appear at the top.)

Who:  Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH

Dr. Lemanne, is a Stanford-trained, board-certified medical oncologist, with over 20 years experience treating cancer patients. Her areas of interest include: conventional therapies: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, plus intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet, metabolic flexibility, nutrition, exercise, stress management. Dr. Lemanne works independent of the insurance industry; in short, she works for you, to provide an independent medical opinion on navigating the range of traditional and complementary cancer treatment options. 

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Who: Gonzalo Gonzalez, MD (Gonzo)

Dr. Gonzalez is the Chief of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the surgical management of heart failure, left ventricular assist devices, total artificial hearts to name a few.

Gonzo spoke with me in order to provide the public and survivorship communities at large with some much needed educational information. We discussed everything from the pathophysiology of treatment-related heart failure, to eligibility criteria, match criteria, contraindication to transplant, et cetera.

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Who: Lisa Lurie, Co-Founder of Cancer Be Glammed

Diagnosed in 2007 with invasive ductal breast cancer, Lisa Lurie’s life as a mother of two and working wife, was “thrown into a spin-cycle” of appointments, decisions and planning, leaving her to deal with treatment-related body changes and self-esteem issues.

Through her “Cancer Be Glammed” multi-media platform, Lisa provides online access to her website CancerBeGlammed.com, dedicated YouTube Channel, Cancer Be Glammed TV (CBG-TV) and a number of recovery based publications including her latest guidebook, “Cancer Be Glammed – Recover in Style.

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Who: Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH and Jennifer Brown, RDH

Jill Meyer-Lippert began her dental career in 1992 as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist and became licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1994. She earned a certificate in Oncology Management from the University of Southern Indiana. Jill and her husband are the owners of Side Effect Support LLC, which is dedicated to helping oncology patients manage the oral side effects of cancer treatments.

Side Effect Support LLC offers oncology patients a range of products to serve the unique needs that they may face during chemotherapy or head & neck radiation. Visit www.sideeffectsupport.com.

For the last 3 years, Jennifer Brown has embarked on an exciting new turn in her career working in the hospital setting as an Oncology Dental Hygienist. Working mainly with head and neck cancer patients, she navigates dental needs prior to the start of radiation therapy and educates patients on the importance of oral care during treatment and how their dental needs will change in the future.

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Who: Michael Kovarik, Stage IV Breast Cancer Survivor
 

Michael Kovarik is a Stage IV breast cancer survivor who has not just explored, but embraced the alternative practices of yoga, Reiki, acupuncture, and energy medicine in combination with a focus on how his thoughts, actions, and beliefs affected his ability to heal, a new path to heal unfolded. Immersing himself in the energy of each therapy and learning from various authors and their books, Michael discovered the power we possess to heal.

Choosing to stop a life-draining drug, he embarked on a healing path of his own realizing that he had to heal his inner most scars in order to heal the cancer. In 2012 Michael began to write about his passage and in June 2014 his book, Healing Within: My Journey with Breast Cancer was published.

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Who: Pamela J. Ginsburg, PhD

Dr. Ginsberg specializes in working with women with all types of cancer, at all stages.  Dr. Ginsberg has a great deal of experience and knowledge about the psychological consequences and challenges of a cancer diagnosis, from the time of diagnosis, through the active treatment stage, and into the various phases of the survivorship stage.  Each of these time periods hold unique challenges and much research has been done to demonstrate that patients who receive psychosocial support services tend to manage their emotions better, have less side effects, are more compliant with treatment, and generally feel more in control of their experience.

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Who: Laura Plumb

Laura Plumb is a Vedic Healer, Ayurvedic Consultant, Yoga Teacher, Jyotish Master, Life Coach, and blogger on Ayurvedic Nutrition. She describes herself as a Physician/Poet/Priest where Mind-Body Medicine engages the Spirit for Whole Being Wellness.

Through a combination of ancient medicine and healing, Laura explores the boundaries of mind/body health.

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Who: Veronique Desaulniers, D. C.

Dr. Véronique Desaulniers, better known as “Dr. V,” has maintained successful practices in the Wellness Field since 1979. Because of her passion for health and wellness, Dr. V undertook extensive studies in various fields of Energy Medicine. Specializing in Chiropractic, Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy, and Digital Thermography, Dr. V brings a unique approach to Health and Wellness. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time sharing her personal, non-toxic healing journey with Breast Cancer. Her years of experience and research have culminated as The 7 Essentials ™, a step-by-step coaching program.

 

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 Who: Holly Rowe

ESPN’s  Holly Rowe talks sports, life and cancer.

Holly was diagnosed with melanoma in February 2016. She is currently doing immunotherapy and, as always, traveling the country to provide commentary on college sports events.

 

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Who: Minas Chrysopoulo, MD

“Dr. C”  of Plastic Reconstructive Microsurgical Associate in San Antonio,TX has been named one of America’s Top Surgeons and is routinely featured in the media for his contributions in the field of breast reconstruction.Dr. C has dedicated his professional life to advocating for breast cancer patients. He strongly believes that shared decision making between the physician and patient is crucial in achieving the best results and this belief is the cornerstone of his clinical practice.

“Dr. C” discusses everything from radiation and reconstruction to capsular contracture and abdominal wall hernias.

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Who: Glenn Sabin

Glenn Sabin is a 25-year cancer “thriver” who created a comprehensive, integrative oncology approach to achieve a complete pathological remission of his CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia)—considered an “incurable” disease—without conventional intervention. Glenn’s case, now part of the medical literature, has been chronicled through the Harvard medical system and his personal oncologist, Lee M. Nadler, MD, Dean of Clinical and Translational Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Glenn’s story is amazing and inspiring. You can also download his “Ten Essential Steps to Taking Control of Your Cancer Journey” by clicking here.

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Who: Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH and Jennifer Brown, RDH

Jill Meyer-Lippert began her dental career in 1992 as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist and became licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1994. She earned a certificate in Oncology Management from the University of Southern Indiana. Jill and her husband are the owners of Side Effect Support LLC, which is dedicated to helping oncology patients manage the oral side effects of cancer treatments.

Side Effect Support LLC offers oncology patients a range of products to serve the unique needs that they may face during chemotherapy or head & neck radiation. Visit www.sideeffectsupport.com.

 

Jennifer Brown has been practicing dental hygiene in the beautiful state of Colorado for 15 years. However, she grew up in a dental office as her mom was a dental assistant.

For the last 3 years Jennifer has embarked on an exciting new turn in her career working in the hospital setting as an Oncology Dental Hygienist. Working mainly with head and neck cancer patients, she navigates dental needs prior to the start of radiation therapy and educates patients on the importance of oral care during treatment and how their dental needs will change in the future.

Click here to watch the interview.

 

Who: Heather Paulson, ND

Dr. Heather Paulson is board certified in naturopathic oncology and author of the soon to be released Textbook of Naturopathic Oncology. She integrates her specialization in cancer and her love of nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, counseling, traditional healing, energy medicine, and current research to support you during your cancer journey and for cancer prevention. Dr. Paulson’s caring and warm approach makes her easy to talk to and she enjoys answering your questions. Dr. Paulson is in private practice at The Paulson Center for Integrative Healing. In addition to private practice, she loves teaching Oncology at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Heather Paulson looks forward to connecting with you at www.drheatherpaulson.com

 

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Who: Howard Bressler, ESQ and Richard Clapp,D. Sc., MPH

Howard Bressler is a cancer survivor, an author, and a New York City based lawyer with more than 20 years of experience with a heavy emphasis toxic tort, product liabilities, and environmental actions. One aspect of his law career has been his work with individuals who have claimed to have suffered injuries to various injuries, including various types of cancer, from exposure to toxic chemicals.

Howard’s law career served him well when he was diagnosed and successfully treated for APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia) in August 2000. His book, The Layman’s Guide To Surviving Cancer: From Diagnosis Through Treatment And Beyond is a natural outflow of his law career and his lived experience with cancer through which he seeks to reach, inform, and encourage others facing similar experiences.

Richard Clapp, D. Sc., MPH is an expert in environmental toxicities. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, Health Services, and a D. Sc. from Boston University School of Public Health, Epidemiology. 

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Sean Swarner has survived 2 different forms of childhood cancer at 13 and 16 years of age. He is a speaker, an author, and an adventurer with a lived experience that is nothing short of inspirational. 

He is the ONLY cancer survivor to summit the highest elevation on each of the continents, the 7 summits. In addition to Mt. Everest (EurAsia), he has successfully scaled Mt. McKinley (North America), Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Cartensz Pyramid (Australia), Elbrus (Russia), and Vinson (Antartica): THE 7 Summits.

In April, Sean intends to complete his Grand Slam by trekking to the North Pole, an expedition unique in and of itself. For more information on his #MissionOfHope, go to www.seanswarner.com/missionofhope.

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Diane Mandle has been practicing Himalayan/Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing since 2000. At that time she was working as a Polarity practitioner and a Life Coach. Wanting to expand her knowledge of energy work, she began a two year course of study in Tibetan bowls through Sacred Sound Workshops and became their first certified practitioners. 

Upon relocating to California, Diane established a private practice, and in 2004, she became California’s first State Certified Tibetan Bowl Practitioner/Instructor. Her work includes educational workshops, trainings, and concerts nationally. Presently, Diane offers regular sessions to cancer survivors.  In June of 2008, in association with Sacred Sound Workshops, she opened the Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School .

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Bill Aron: Author and Photographer of New Beginnings: The Triumphs of 120 Cancer Survivors From Bill’s very first images in 1974, he has never wavered in depicting Jewish Life through photography. In his newest project, Bill has sought to capture in indestructible spirit of cancer survivors in his collection, New Beginnings: The Triumphs of 120 Survivors. Bill joins us to share insights gleaned as he encountered more than 100 survivors who have been undergone personal transformation as a result of their lived experience with cancer.

For more information on Bill’s works, visit him at www.billaron.com.

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Kathleen Ruddy, MD and Author of Of Mice and Women 

Dr. Ruddy looks at the global research for a vaccine to PREVENT breast cancer and the American for-profit medical system’s lagged response. Her book, Of Mice and Women traces the political history of breast cancer vaccine research, how it’s been side tracked, and the promise it holds.

For more information on Dr. Ruddy’s Work, visit www.breasthealthandhealing.org.

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Leslie R. Schover, PhD, is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist specializing in sexual problems and infertility related to cancer treatment and other chronic illnesses. In 2016 she received the Holland Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society recognizing her outstanding contributions to the field. Her PhD research in clinical psychology at UCLA was supported by a Woodrow Wilson Research Grant in Women’s Studies. Her specialty training continued as a postdoctoral fellow in sex therapy and research at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She became an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1982, doing clinical work and research on cancer and sexuality. From 1986 to 1999 she was a Staff Psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, returning to MD Anderson in 1999 where she continued to create and evaluate innovative treatment programs until she retired in early 2016 from her position as Professor of Behavioral Science. She now devotes her full time to Will2Love empowering cancer survivors and their loved ones with expert guidance on the journey to sexual wellness and parenthood.

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Dr. Boulay is a board certified Gynecologic Oncologist in Allentown, PA with an impressive CV; however, Rick prefers that you get to know him. Rick uses music to express survivorship wisdom through word and song. Dr. Boulay and his loved ones are no strangers to cancer, yet he has used his gifts (music, writing, and most recently, film producing) as channels of hope and vision. He is changing the language and the expectations of survivorship through his documentary film, Close to Home: Cancer Survivorship, and his latest CD, Close to Home: Songs of Survivorship.

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Avinoam Lerner is a clinical hypnotist who works exclusively within the cancer realm. Avi guides the individual to tap into an area that no amount of chemotherapy, radiation, or even a scalpel can touch, the subconscious mind. Under his guidance, individuals can not only improve their quality of life, but also exert a positive influence on the experience of side effects of cancer treatment.

In addition, Avinoam is the author of ‘The New Cancer Paradigm‘, a must read for those who have walked the walk of a traumatizing event like cancer.

 

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Beth Caldwell is a wife and mom, a former civil rights attorney, and a metastatic breast cancer activist. Beth is also a founding member of MetUp, an activist community committed improving the lives of women and men living with metastatic breast cancer through direct action.

Beth lives with metastatic breast cancer, a diagnosis that carries a 33 month average survival rate which makes it a terminal disease. Beth is currently challenging a decision by her insurance company to deny her access to a drug cocktail that has shown great promise in clinical trials given the characteristics of her disease. She joins us to discuss what led her to this point and the many ways that #CancerCosts along with the current state of MetUp activity.

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screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-12-22-00-pmRob Rutledge, M.D. is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers. He is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Canada.

Rob also leads the Healing and Cancer Foundation, which provides educational videos, documentaries, and webcasting seminars. He is  co-author of The Healing Circle, which captures the teachings and inspirational stories from the weekend retreats.

Rob advocates for integrated cancer care.  From his website:  “Our core belief is that every person possesses the wisdom, compassion and power within to heal.” 

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Veena Shankaran, M.D. joins us to discuss financial toxicity and cancer.  Veena is a medical oncologist and health economist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  She was named as one of 40 individuals under age 40 who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership within their field by the The Puget Sound Businss8 Journal. 

In addition to her appointment in the Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences divisions at Fred Hutch, she specializes in caring for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. She’s also an investigator in the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), where she studies health economics and comparative effectiveness with a focus on patterns of care and risk factors for financial hardship among cancer patients. 

 

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-2-54-40-pmSusan Rahn, a metastatic research and medical aid in dying advocate, living with Stage IV Breast Cancer.

Susan was diagnosed with Stage IV Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast Cancer in August of 2013 after a CT scan looking for kidney stones revealed a lesion in her ribs. To say she was shocked is an understatement (!), considering that her mammogram had been clear 9 months prior.

Susan is an incredible advocate for metastatic research as well as the issue of medical aid in dying. Susan joins us on #AllThingsCancer to discuss the barriers to metastatic research, the legislative successes on the medical aid in dying front, and her newest project the The Underbelly

 

Avinoam Lerner 2Avinoam Lerner is a practitioner in the field of Complementary Medicine with specialty in Cancer wellness and recovery and the author of The New Cancer Paradigm: Mobilizing the Mind to Heal the Body

An information packed hour with Avi Lerner discussing fear as an obstacle to healing from the cancer experience. This hour includes an exercise that you can do right along with the video to demonstrate your ability to experience focused attention and action against your fears.

 

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Terri Coutee, founder and CEO of the DiepCFoundation, is a two time breast cancer survivor who is relentless in her efforts to ensure that both women and men are educated and equipped to make post-mastectomy reconstruction decisions. Terri joined us to discuss her role as a Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Affiliate.

 

 

Harriet Sugar-Miller is a writer, researcher and broadcaster. For over two decades, she has been a freelance health journalist and cancer survivor.  Early in her career, she specialized in Intellectual Property in a large law firm in NYC.  Once diagnosed with cancer, she decided to change course and delve into researching the connection between food and cancer and publish her findings on one her many blogs, Eatandbeatcancer.comGlowingolder.com and WeedsofWisdom.com.

harriet-sugar-miller-220x220Harriet is a contributor to the Huffington Post and writes for the food site, Zester Daily. Watch for her digital book, Eat and Beat Cancer: How to Create Your Own Anti-Cancer Kitchen which will provide practical guidelines and recipes for cancer prevention and treatment.

 

 

 

Ben Ho Park, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and associate director for Research Training and Education and associate director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. 

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Dr. Park is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, and he leads a research program using genetic approaches for developing new diagnostics and therapies for breast cancer.  More recently, his laboratory has been focused on developing circulating plasma tumor DNA for individualized therapies in early stage breast cancer. 

Dr. Park received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2002.

 

 

Khevin Barnes is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher who was trained by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the laughter yoga movement. 

khevinToucanKhevin is joined by his wife, Gaga Barnes, and Jeffrey both of whom are part of the upcoming  Laughter Summit delve into the science and practicality of a laughter practice.  How do you use laughter to make you feel better?  Why does it work?  Can a regular practice really make a difference?  What do you do when you have lost the desire to laugh or just don’t think you can laugh anymore?

 

 

Avinoam Lerner is an author, coach, and practitioner in the field of Complementary Medicine with a specialty in Cancer Wellness and Recovery.

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**Now, schedule a FREE 30 Minute Consultation with Avi to explore the role of Immersive Healing in your cancer experience. 

 

Minas Chrysopoulo, MD of PRMA Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, a specialist in state-of-the-art breast reconstruction.

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Dr. C  has been named one of America’s Top Surgeons and is routinely featured in the media for his contributions in the field of breast reconstruction.Dr. C has dedicated his professional life to advocating for breast cancer patients. He strongly believes that shared decision making between the physician and patient is crucial in achieving the best results and has built his practice on this philosophy.

 

 

 

Kathy Flippin

unnamed-63Kathy is the owner of Dynamic Touch, a specialty massage clinic offering a variety of services including custom therapeutic, sports, oncology, pre-natal and lymphatic. Kathy is a member of the sports massage teams of the 2012 and 2002 Olympics, massage therapist to the USA Swimming National Team since 2001 and a resource for health and training tips for local clubs such as Orange County Triathlon, Velosport, and more.

 

 
 
 

Mellissa Recchia

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 9.58.20 AMMellissa Recchia is one of #AllThingsCancer’s newest co-hosts, a young adult with the spirit of an adventurer, an infectious smile, and the gift of encouragement. Mellissa is a  3 X Cancer Fighting, social working, child life specialist-to-be who may be found kayaking the Colorado River, white water rafting with First Descents, working at Make a Dream, hanging out in Montana, or heading off to Italy.

In the #AlllThingsCancer, Mellissa, her friend Cate and Charles Porter discuss varying aspects of being a young adult with cancer.

 

Chris Lewis of Chris’ Cancer Community 

Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 11.15.50 AMChris is a prominent patient advocate in the UK. He runs a blog with weekly posts, consults with various cancer groups, and has just started a charity aimed at reducing the social isolation inherent in a cancer diagnosis.

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Amy Black of Amy Black Tattooing & Pink Ink Fund

AmyBlackAmy Black , an award winning tattoo artist based in Richmond, VA is absolutely inspiring as she uses her art to nurture the healing process faced by men and women as they seek to embrace themselves post mastectomy. Amy has played a critical role in the reconstruction process serving clients from the United States and around the world.

Amy realized that #CancerCosts impact everyone, particularly when it comes to post mastectomy reconstruction. As a result, she founded a not-for-profit, the Pink Ink Fund in 2011, to provide financial assistance.  Amy is committed to educating individuals affected by breast cancer, future technicians, and the medical community regarding nipple and areola tattooing. You can visit Amy’s Gallery here .

 

 

Terri Coutee and Diep Flap Breast Reconstruction

Terri Coutee is a 2x Breast Cancer Survivor, Founder/Director of 501(c)(3), and an Educator for Breast Reconstruction Options. Her blog, DiepCJourney: Reconstructing A Purposeful Life explores the world of cancer advocacy, survivorship and education. Her foundation, DiepCJourney Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing education and resources to empower women and men with information to make an informed decision about options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy.

For anyone facing breast reconstruction–or anyone with a friend or loved one in this position–this is a must watch.

Oliver Bogler, PhD and the SCAR Project

Oliver Bogler has been an outspoken advocate for male breast cancer and a participant in David Jay’s stunning SCAR Project.  This interview, co-hosted by Michael Kovarik who is living with metastatic breast cancer, covers a wide range of topics.

There are actually two film clips.  The first, and the longest, is the body of the discussion.  But our discussion ran on, and remained interesting, so we hit the record button again to capture the remainder of the conversation. This is a great interview.  Enjoy!

Capacity Part II with Joan Friedlander, Author of Business from Bed: The 6-Step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working After a Health Crisis

Joan continues the discussion of managing the uncertainties associated with health issues. How does on gage one’s capacity?  Are we over compensating?  Under compensating?  What are the consequences for us and for how we engage our world? 

Kirstin Nussgruber, Owner of EatHolistic.com

Kirstin shares her story about cancer, holistic health and helping others. Stephie and Kirstin discuss the need for ongoing nutritional awareness, conscious living, stress management, emotional healing and crafting a very personalized anti-cancer life.

Capacity Part I with Joan Friedlander, Author of Business from Bed: The 6-Step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working After a Health Crisis

So many of the struggles and the losses we incur at the hands of a cancer diagnosis, and beyond, center on capacity. Joan Friedlander has developed a model of capacity in which she defines capacity as a “measure of ability; the ability to perform, produce, receive, hold, or absorb”. 

Stefanie Sacks live from her kitchen in Montauk, NY

Stefanie Sacks, author of What the Fork Are You Eating?: An Action Plan for Your Pantry and PStefCover-199x300late talks about the tenets of anticancer eating: real food, fresh food, and food from a trusted source. She shares some of her favorite vendors, as well as some cancer specific tips.  A great blab, with a great chef.  Enjoy!

Theodora Ross, MD, PhD: A First Hand Look at Cancer and Genetics

Dr. Ross directs UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Cancer Genetics Program, which sees more than 2,000 patients every year. Her book, A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance, tells her own story confronting one’s genetic heritage and the power that that knowledge can bring.  A must read and a must watch!

Steve Mazan and Dying To Do Letterman

When comic Steve Mazan found out he had “5 years to live” (which turned out not to be true!) he decided to do the impossible:  perform on Letterman.  This is a wonderful, inspiring talk with Steve.  We talk about his award winning movie (really worth watching!), his path to Letterman, and life with/after cancer.

Oral Health During Cancer Treatment

Jill Meyer Lippert of Side Effect Support and and Dr. Dennis Abbott of Dental Oncology discuss treating and managing oral side effects and complications that can arise as a result of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other immunosuppresive treatments such as bone marrow transplants and stem cell transplants. 

Travel, Volunteering and Cancer with Terry Wingham and A Fresh Chapter

Terri Wingham joins us to share how crossing the borders of her own cancer story gave rise to her vision of helping others begin a fresh chapter in their own lives through meaningful cross cultural volunteer experiences. Visit her site at A Fresh Chapter.

#GreyMatters with Tracey Gamer Fanning

Tracey shares her journey with a brain tumor, her remarkable results and her passion for helping others.

Does a Virus Cause Breast Cancer?  with Kathleen Ruddy, MD

Dr. Ruddy looks at the global research for a vaccine to PREVENT breast cancer and the American for-profit medical system’s lagged response. Her book, Of Mice and Women traces the political history of breast cancer vaccine research, how it’s been side tracked, and the promise it holds.

Don’t Ignore Stage 4

#AllThingsCancer Co-Host Michael Kovarik leads the discussion of stage 4 breast cancer and the need for research for both men and women.

Cancer, Hope and Fashion

Anna Gottlieb, Executive Director of shares the amazing outreach of CancerPathways.org, including an emotional annual fashion show that features cancer survivors and their stories.

#KeepClimbing

Sean Swarner is an inspiration.  Diagnosed with childhood cancer twice, he has climbed the 7 highest peaks on each continent, with just one functional lung. Read more about Sean here.

Cancer, Humor and Laughter

Join Khevin Barnes, musician, magician and male breast cancer survivor as he discusses his Laughter Summit and the incredible importance of laughter in healing.

Cancer Late Effects

Co-host Stephie Zimmerman talks about the impact chemotherapy had on her heart, and her subsequent need for a heart transplant.

Consano:  Medical Crowd Funding

Consano means “to heal” in Latin and it’s an innovative not-for-profit medical crowdfunding platform.  The model empowers individual scientists and the public to back the research they feel is important.

Come and Be Inspired!

Pat and Stephie share some of their favorite inspirations in this brief Easter Sunday discussion.

Mind/Body: Where Healing Begins

Join Avinoam Lerner, author of The New Cancer Paradigm and Niki Barr, PhD as we discuss immersive healing.

Male Breast Cancer Coalition: The Need for Awareness

If you’re human, you have breasts.  If you have breasts, you can get breast cancer.  Join us as we discuss this rare cancer that has the potential to impact all of us.

Single With Cancer?

Cancer is challenging for everyone, but what if you’re single? Tracy Maxwell, author, coach and cancer survivor takes a look at coping with cancer as a single person.

Social Media and Cancer

Is social media changing the cancer experience?  Join author, #CancerBookClub host and patient extraordinaire Robin McGee as we discuss the impact of social media in cancer.

The Dumb Things People Say

This first discussion was inspired by this film. Why do people say the things they do when it comes to cancer? Join our guest Niki Barr, PhD, author of Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer, as we look at the social uncertainties of talking about cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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