Cancer Doesn’t Mean We Have to Stop Living: Regain Your Energy and Vitality!

Dr. Shelena C. Lalji Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa

Dr. Shelena C. Lalji
Dr. Shel Wellness
& Medical Spa

Today, there are 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. Many continue to suffer from the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments as long as 10 years after completing treatment. These patients are looking for help to restore and maintain their health. Oncologists are focused on pathology and destroying cancer cells but are not usually the source of strategies to restore and maintain healthy function. There are natural solutions to help survivors regain their energy, vitality and quality of life after cancer.

Nutritional Testing and IV Therapy

Having the proper balance of essential nutrients is important to feel well, have energy and help prevent the re-occurrence of cancer. This is especially important for cancer patients, since the treatments for cancer can deplete the body of key nutrients. Nutritional Deficiencies Testing is a means to identify which vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants a person is deficient in so that they can supplement appropriately.

IV Therapy is a method of delivering important nutrients directly into the bloodstream. By bypassing the digestive system, a person can get the benefit of 100 percent of the nutrients, since they do not have to bypass the digestive system. Some of the most important nutrients that are vital for the prevention of cancer include glutathione, which is the body’s master antioxidant; vitamin C, which helps reduce inflammation in the body and the Myers Cocktail, which can help with energy and overall wellness.

Supplementation with high quality, medical grade supplements are also important. Some of the more important supplements for breast cancer survivors are DIM, which is important in helping to remove unhealthy estrogen metabolites, and N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which helps the body produce more of the antioxidant glutathione.

Inflammation, Gut Health and Food Sensitivities

Inflammation is one of the primary causes of cancer and all diseases, for that matter. Inflammation in the body originates from the gut. One of the primary causes of an unhealthy gut is the overgrowth of a yeast called candida albicans. Candida overgrowth can commonly occur due to the overuse of antibiotics that kill off the good bacteria in the gut that are essential to keep the candida from taking over.

Another common cause of gut inflammation is food sensitivities. Most people are aware of food allergies, but food sensitivities are much more common and commonly go overlooked, since they do not cause an anaphylactic reaction. The most common food sensitivities are corn, wheat, dairy, soy and eggs. Food Sensitivities Testing is an important part of identifying food sensitivities so that a person can avoid foods causing inflammation in their body.

MonaLisa Touch for Vaginal Atrophy

A woman’s sexual wellbeing is also an important part of a life of vitality. Unfortunately, a condition called Vulvo Vaginal Atrophy (VVA) can commonly occur in women after undergoing cancer treatments. Breast cancer treatment increases the prevalence of VVA, because the surgical and chemotherapeutic agents used in its treatment can cause or exacerbate VVA. A revolutionary treatment for VVA called Mona-Lisa Touch can restore the vagina to a healthy state and greatly reduce the symptoms associated with VVA, which can include vaginal dryness, irritation and painful intercourse. This procedure is highly effective, fast, painless and completely safe for breast cancer survivors.

Restoring a life full of health, energy and vitality can be achieved with a combination of these natural solutions. Be your own health advocate, and educate yourself on integrative treatments to ensure long-term health that is cancer free!