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Join A Movement - Tell Cancer Docs What You Think

Later this month we're speaking at The Cancer Strategies Symposium. This is a gathering of practitioners who are delivering some of the smartest, safest integrative cancer treatments anywhere to be found, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of this movement towards better cancer treatments.

And we'd like to welcome you to be a part of the movement, too. We'd love to share your thoughts and experiences with those in this esteemed audience to which we'll be speaking. If there's something that you think cancer docs really need to know, either about your own cancer experience, or that of a friend or loved-one, please post it in the comments section below.

Thanks in advance for being part of the growing movement in the direction of smarter, safer cancer treatments!


Snack: Kale Chips!

This is the first in a new category of posts about food. There are lots of "cancer diets" out there, and these recipes are from the diet that we adopted after Hollie's Stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis in 2002. Here's a funny question about "cancer diets": If there are diets that keep your body free of cancer (there are), then does that mean that the average Western diet causes cancer? (It does.) 

Commentary aside, here's a great recipe for some addicting, oh-so-good-for-you chips. Even kids will love this. Well, one of our kids loves them, and we're hoping that the other one will in time! Recipe is courtesy of


  • 2 bunches of organic kale, cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 3 tbl olive oil 
  • 1 tbl apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt (I prefer a little less salt)


Instructions: Mix oil, vinegar, and salt in a bowl. Add the kale and coat evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until crispy, but not burnt. Enjoy!


Radio Interviews and Other Media Coverage

Our blog has been a bit quiet over the past couple of weeks, but we've certainly been busy in the background with sharing our story about smarter, safer ways to deal with cancer. We've conducted several radio interviews thus far, including one that has now posted the interview online. Take a listen:

Insider's HealthRadio Interview, Part 1

Insider's HealthRadio Interview, Part 2

You can also check out our Media section for other coverage. Thanks so much for following our story!


We're Speaking At Cancer Strategies 2011

We're honored to have been invited to speak about our book at Cancer Strategies Symposium, March 25-27, 2011, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Here's a quick blurb about the conference:

Cancer Strategies: Improving Outcomes and Quality of Life 
Join us for a world-class symposium where participants will hear the wisdom and experience distilled over many years by a wide range of practitioners spanning the spectrum of cancer care. Whatever your connection with the cancer community, whether you are a primary care and/or integrative physician, oncologist, naturopathic physician, herbalist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, nutritionist, psychologist, student, patient or family member of a person with cancer, you will leave this conference enriched with a depth of practical clinical approaches, along with a broad understanding of how the experienced practitioner conceptualizes and works with specific cases.

The conference is open to all, so please feel free to share this brochure (PDF):

The list of speakers is a who's who of the best minds in integrative oncology (including the founder of the natural medicine clinic that treated Hollie). Or, as we like to call it—smarter, safer treatments. The future of cancer treatment is represented by these and other people who are pushing for complete cancer care that's truly curative without being harmful. Hopefully we'll get to see you there!


Hot Boobs 

As we describe in our book, Hollie uses thermography for ongoing monitoring of her health, and not just for her breasts but for her entire body. She hasn't had a mammogram in eight years, since her original diagnosis. Thermography isn't perfect, but it meets our standards of being effective enough, and safe. No smashing your breasts here, or shooting carcinogenic radiation through them. And the thing we like best about thermography is that it can detect looming health problems well in advance, including conditions that are precursors to cancer, when you still have time to prevent them.

The future of cancer treatment won't look anything like it does today, with harmful and marginally effective treatments and tools that don't address the underlying causes of cancer, and this includes outdated diagnostic technologies like mammograms. As one recent sign of this trend, none other than the internationally renowned Dr. Christiane Northrup recently shared her thoughts about thermography:

The Best Breast Test: The Promise of Thermography