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The “difficult patient”……Euro cancer travels, part 4

In my tour of alternatives to chemo and radiation, throughout Europe, I encountered Dr. Alexander Herzog. He’s a traditionally trained oncologist, and he does administer chemotherapy in his small hospital called Fachklinik. Generally he does only low-dose chemotherapy combined with hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is possibly the most evidence-based of the “alternatives” in cancer research. I did […]

My European Cancer Journey…….Part 1

I have been across the world and seen some humbling, terrifying, and awe-inspiring sights. On a personal level, my trip to Europe was hard. Our luggage lost, getting lost in a city on foot, the strike in Spain, and several other major issues I’ve not written about, were very trying. I’ve come away feeling, more […]

A toast to Eleanor Romney!

I’ve a confession. I’ve never even been to a movie by myself. I’ve really never been alone. I was married for 20 years since I was very young. I was always in a relationship, from 16 onward, until a couple of years ago when my career swallowed me whole. But even at that, I’m always […]

What your fingernails say about your health, part 2 of 2

Today , let’s talk about what your nails can tell you about your health, according to several sources I studied. (They include American Academy of Dermatology; the Arthritis Foundation; Mayo Clinic; Fawcett, Linford, and Stulberg’s “Nail Abnormalities: Clues to Systemic Disease,” Dr. Andrew Weil; and Web MD.) Cracked or split nails: thyroid disease (or, with […]

You miss cheese? Try this!

Pam Opdyke is a GreenSmoothieGirl reader who brought 20 people with her, from 2 hours away, to my Sacramento lecture in April. She passionately blogs about health and nutrition topics for friends and family. She shared this “cheeze” recipe that she said is wonderful  on steamed veggies, baked potatoes, in veggie lasagna, on sandwiches, or […]