EP 54: Supplements for Cancer Treatments

Supplements are a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to cancer treatment.

In this episode, we discuss the best vitamins & minerals patients can use to help battle cancer.

Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented approach that takes into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It combines conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies to achieve appropriate care for each person. Integrative medicine believes that physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs affect your health and that those needs rely on each other and affect your entire well-being.

Conventional medicine is a system of medicine that uses scientific knowledge and modern technology to diagnose and treat diseases. It is based on the scientific method and has been tested through clinical trials. Integrative medicine differs from conventional medicine in that it emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.

Part of that is the use of appropriate supplements to treat and support the patient.
There are several natural supplements that may help during cancer treatment. Here are some of them:

Astragalus supplements may help rebuild your immune system after cancer treatment.
Cat’s claw supplements may support cancer treatment.
Ginger supplements may relieve nausea associated with surgery and chemotherapy.
Milk thistle supplements may support cancer drugs and protect the kidneys and liver during chemotherapy.
However, it is important to note that some supplements can interfere with cancer treatments or cause harmful side effects. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.