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Believe Big Podcast

Believe Big Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast developed to help you find answers about integrative cancer treatments and prevention. Ivelisse Page is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Believe Big which helps cancer patients face, fight, and overcome cancer. Diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer she overcame the odds without the use of chemotherapy and remains cancer-free today.  Since 2011, she’s helped thousands of patients move through the overwhelming process of cancer by bridging the gap between conventional and complementary medicine.  Believe Big not only helps patients survive but thrive.  Not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.  Join Ivelisse as she takes a deep dive into your healing with health experts, integrative oncology practitioners, best-selling authors, biblical faith leaders, and cancer thrivers from around the globe. For more information about Believe Big and its programs please visit BelieveBig.org

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76-Dr. Dagmara Beine - Hope and Knowledge in Navigating Pediatric and Adult Cancer
Today's episode brings back our very first Believe Big podcast guest, Dr. Dagmara Beine, a compassionate practitioner and devoted parent who's been through the trenches of childhood cancer.Dr. Beine shares her personal journey alongside her daughter, Zuza, who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at the age of 3.  Drawing from her experience in the conventional medical field and as an  advocate for integrative medicine, Dr. Beine sheds light on the untold aspects of childhood cancer treatment from her newly released book, A Parent's Guide to Childhood Cancer, Supporting Your Child with Integrative Therapies Based on a Metabolic Approach.From navigating the maze of conventional treatments to embracing holistic approaches, Dr. Beine provides invaluable insights for parents seeking a more comprehensive approach to their child's care. Through this candid conversation listeners will discover:The importance of building a supportive medical team that respects both conventional and complementary therapies.Strategies for incorporating nutrition, detoxification, and metabolic health into a child's cancer journey.Practical tips for addressing the emotional and mental well-being of both children and parents throughout treatment.Tune in to "Empowered Healing" and embark on a journey of holistic healing and renewed hope for your child's future.Learn more about Dr. Dagmara Beine:https://zuzasway.com/Suggested Resources:BOOK:  A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Cancer, Supporting Your Child with Integrative Therapies Based on a Metabolic Approach by Dr. Dagmara BeineSunlighten SaunasClearlight SaunasRelax SaunaSauna SpaceSupport Groups:  Healing StrongSpiritual Well-Being:  Soul ShepherdingYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
32:41 5/21/24
75-Dr. Nasha Winters - Diving Deep into Hormone Replacement Therapy
Join me today as I get to speak with Dr. Nasha Winters about the topic of HRT - Hormone Replacement Therapy.  Dr. Nasha is a  leading expert in the world of integrative oncology, an author and a passionate advocate for healthy metabolic terrain.In this episode, Dr. Nasha provides many insights into the complexities of hormone therapy and menopausal health, encouraging listeners to make informed decisions about their hormonal health.  She touches on several areas of this subject matter by: providing historical context of hormone replacementdiscussing the role of estrogen in a woman's bodysharing the risks associated with HRToutlining bio-identical vs. synthetic hormonesand suggesting tips for getting off HRTThere is something here for everyone and you will walk away with a better understanding of the importance of your individual metabolic terrain.Learn More About Dr. Nasha Winters:https://www.drnasha.com/Suggested Resources:LINK:  Terrain Certified ExpertsThe Metabolic Approach to Cancer by Dr. Nasha WintersMenopause Reset by Dr. Mindy PelzRadical Remission website (Dr. Kelly Turner)Love, Medicine and Miracles by Dr. Bernie SiegelGood Clean Love - lubricantFORIA - Intimacy MeltsURIEL - Argentum Calendula ointmentYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
38:26 5/7/24
74-Dr. Steve Rallis - The Role of Stress and Insulin in the Cancer Process
In today's podcast episode, Dr. Steve Rallis (The Wellness Doctor) joins me to talk about how stress and insulin can potentially affect a person's health during the cancering process.Dr.  Rallis sheds light on the crucial role of fasting insulin levels in cancer management, revealing how personalized nutrition plans and stress management strategies can influence metabolic health and overall well-being. Dive deep into the world of integrative oncology, where the intersection of plant medicine, emotional resilience, and individualized care offers hope and empowerment on the journey to healing. Tune in for expert insights, practical tips, and a holistic perspective that will inspire and empower listeners to take charge of their health and embrace a path of transformation.Learn More  About Dr. Steve Rallis on His Website:https://www.wellnessdoctor.ca/ Suggested Resources:The Wellness Doctor on Instagram Nutrition GenomeDr. Rallis' YouTube PageThe Wellness Doctor on FacebookThe Wellness Doctor BlogLINK:  I Have Cancer, Now What? (Believe Big video series)Your donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
30:00 4/23/24
73-Marika Humphreys - Caregiving & Intimacy, Finding Connection in Challenging Times
When a spouse or loved one is on a cancer journey, very often they are supported by a caregiver which could be you.  But, who supports the caregiver?  It's a big job and an important one that requires a lot of love, encouragement and energy.On today's Believe Big podcast, we welcome Marika Humphries, a resiliency coach for caregivers.  Marika takes us through part of her journey after her husband's cancer diagnosis, as she  emphasizes the importance of reframing caregiving as an opportunity for growth rather than a burden.  She advocates for self-care practices to manage overwhelming mental chatter and allow oneself to experience and process emotions effectively while caring for others. Join me today as Marika offers many suggestions that support and encourage those who are tending to their loved one during a difficult season.Connect with Marika Humphries:https://coachmarika.com/Suggested Resources:BOOK:  Soul Care by Dr. Rob ReimerBelieve Big Modules:  I Have Cancer, Now What?Home Food Delivery:  InstacartHealing Strong (support groups)Soul Shepherding:  Breath PrayersYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
31:16 4/9/24
72-Jon Hegarty - Overcoming Osteosarcoma, Mistletoe and Going Well!
In the realm of health and wellness, the quest for effective strategies often leads individuals down various paths, each marked by its own set of challenges and triumphs. Among these journeys, the story of Jon Hegarty and his brother Christian stands out as a beacon of hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through their exploration of integrative healing modalities, they uncovered a wealth of knowledge and experiences that reshaped their approach to combating cancer.Join me today, as Jon shares the trials and tribulations, as well as as the wins and successes he and his brother experienced together as they battled Christian's osteosarcoma diagnosis.  Today, things are GOING WELL and Jon is determined to continue that trend.Learn more about Jon Hegarty at Going Well:https://goingwell.org/Suggested Resource Links:LINK:  NorthStar Grounding ProductsINSTAGRAM:  NorthStar GroundingPODCAST:  Believe Big and Dr. Leigh Erin ConnealyBOOK:  Radical Remission by Dr. Kelly TurnerLINK:  PubMed article regarding Osteosarcoma and MistletoeYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
26:40 3/26/24
71-Dr. Veronique Desaulniers - Breast Cancer Conqueror, The Seven Essentials System
If you are currently on a breast cancer journey, you don't want to miss today's guest, Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, the Breast Cancer Conqueror and best-selling author.   Dr. V is a two time breast cancer thriver and she shares what she has learned both personally and professionally from her experience.Her unique approach to healing has led her to develop the 7 Essentials System,  a plan to get to the root cause of what allowed breast cancer to show up in the first place.  It touches on several areas of a person's life for a complete healing transformation, because it's not just solely about the cancer.  FoodToxic ExposureBiological DentistryEmotional Wounds, and moreSet aside 30 minutes and join us for this illuminating conversation.  I promise you will learn more than you might expect.Learn more about Dr. Veronique Desaulniers at Breast Cancer Conqueror:https://breastcancerconqueror.com/Suggested Resources:BOOK:  Heal Breast Cancer Naturally by Dr. Veronique DesaulniersBOOK:  The Metabolic Approach to Cancer by Dr. Nasha Winters7 Essential System program - How to Survive and ThriveBreast Cancer Conqueror BlogWellness Warriors: Breast Cancer Conqueror PodcastLINK:  Nutrition GenomeLINK:  Coffee Enema (brand) - SA Wilson (Amazon link)LINK:  EVOX, Electronic Voice Analysis - ZytoLINK:  Biological Dentist Directory - IAOMTLINK:  Prenuvo MRI Scan BOOK:  You Are The Placebo by Dr. Joe DispenzaAPP:  HeartMath - Inner Balance app (Apple link)Your donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
31:15 3/12/24
70-Dr. Rob Reimer - Soul Care, Part 2
Today, we continue our discussion with Dr. Rob Reimer on caring for our souls.  This episode,  Dr. Reimer shares his experience with demonic spirits, deliverance and includes several real life stories.Dr. Reimer also touches on:how he first became aware of demonic influences; how a person can become demonized;what can prevent deliverance;how to break ground and get rid of demonic spiritsDon't miss this incredibly interesting conversation in this second episode with Dr. Rob Reimer.Learn more about Dr. Rob Reimer at Renewal International:https://renewalinternational.org/Suggested Resources:BOOK:  Soul CareDr. Reimer's recorded sermonsPODCAST:  Real Faith Stories - The Transforming Power of Suffering WiselyDr. Reimer's upcoming events, including Soul Care ConferencesYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
33:22 2/27/24
69-Dr. Rob Reimer - Soul Care, Part 1
Healing is a process.  And sometimes it is a long, arduous process that has many complicated, deeply-rooted layers.  Often, true healing involves working on all parts of the person, the physical, the emotional and the spiritual, and it can get messy!Today, we get to chat with Dr. Rob Reimer and he takes us into his pastoral history of helping people heal.  It led him to write one of his books, Soul Care, and we get to touch on the seven principles he outlines in the book.So, what is Soul Care?  "It’s a process of getting “unstuck” by cleaning out old hurts, sins, bitterness and secrets to make room for joy, peace, freedom and fullness" (taken from Dr. Reimer's website, Renewal International).This is the first of a two-part podcast with Dr. Reimer, so join me today as we begin to unpack what it takes to take care of our soul.Connect with Dr. Rob Reimer at Renewal International:https://renewalinternational.org/Suggested Resources:BOOK:  Soul CarePODCAST:  Susie Larson LIVE - with Ivelisse PageDr. Reimer's recorded sermonsPODCAST:  Real Faith Stories - The Transforming Power of Suffering WiselyYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
34:31 2/13/24
68-Raj Jana - The Science of Precision Emotional Healing
The mind and the body work together and when they are in sync we tend to be in a healthy state.  But what happens when we are plagued by chronic stress and past traumas?  A few short years ago, Raj Jana found himself in such a situation, needing to put his whole body back in sync, but there was a problem.  Our health care system wasn't set up to help people do that effectively.Fast forward to today and Raj now is the co-founder and CEO of Liber8, a human transformation company specializing in Precision Emotional Healing (PEH).   Liber8's goal is to empower people to take control of their mental and emotional well-being through PEH and put their mind and body back in sync.Today's discussion will touch on :Addressing the health of our nervous systemIdentifying root causes of stress responsesDaily practices to rewire our stress responsesThe importance of long-term change for our emotional well beingThere is so much packed into this episode, you won't want to miss it!Connect with Liber8:https://liber8.health/Suggested Resource Links:Liber8's PEH for Cancer PatientsBOOK:  The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der KolkPODCAST:  Stay GroundedStudies Related to Emotional Healing Practices and Physical Health ImprovementsConfronting a Traumatic EventDisclosure of Traumas and Immune FunctionModulation of Anti-Tumor Immunity by the Brain's Reward SystemThe Impact of Emotional Well-Being on the Long-Term Recovery and Survival in Physical IllnessYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
32:03 1/30/24
67-Kristi Gaultiere - Emotional and Spiritual Growth (part 2)
In this episode, we continue our discussion with Kristi Gaultiere about the importance of caring for our souls, specifically for emotional and spiritual healing.  For anyone facing a health challenge, like cancer, this episode is not to be missed!Kristi and Ivelisse talk about the stages of griefsetting boundariescreating a rule/rhythm of lifeLectio Divinaand encouraging a healthy balance between spiritual practices and daily living.Don’t miss this concluding episode with Kristi and Ivelisse, and be prepared to care for your soul with love and kindness.Connect with Kristi Gaultiere at Soul Shepherding:https://www.soulshepherding.org/Suggested Resource Links:BOOK -  Your Best Life in Jesus' Easy YokeBOOK -  Journey of the Soul:  A Practical Guide to Emotional and Spiritual GrowthPODCAST - Soul Talks with Bill and Kristi GaultiereBLOG - Soul Shepherding BlogGUIDE - Lectio DivinaBOOK - Healthy Feelings, Thriving FaithWEBSITE - Elizabeth Kübler Ross Foundation Your donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
27:09 1/16/24
66-Kristi Gaultiere - Caring for Our Souls and Our Emotional Health (part 1)
Have you ever thought about the importance of caring for your soul?  Have you ever hit a wall and just felt you needed to shut down for a little while?It’s probably something that may have entered your mind at some point and then you quickly dismissed it because of the fast-paced world we live in.  But, caring for our souls so very important!Join me today as I chat with Kristi Gaultiere author, spiritual director, counselor, coach and co-founder of Soul Shepherding.  We get to tap into the significance of caring for our soul amidst life's challenges, including cancer. Kristi shares about breath prayers; the roles of spiritual directors, counselors, and coaches in soul care; as well as the stages of emotional and spiritual development (C H R I S T). Connect with Kristi Gaultiere at Soul Shepherding:https://www.soulshepherding.org/Suggested Resource Links:BOOK -  Your Best Life in Jesus' Easy YokeBOOK -  Journey of the Soul:  A Practical Guide to Emotional and Spiritual GrowthPODCAST - Soul Talks with Bill and Kristi GaultiereBLOG - Soul Shepherding BlogYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
33:34 1/2/24
65-Wendy Massey - The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Does nutrition matter?  Can nutrition play a key role in a person’s healing journey and overall health?The answer is YES!Today’s podcast episode features Wendy Massey, an author and holistic health expert.  Wendy discusses the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet and its impact on health.  She demonstrates through family members’ personal experiences that nutrition, when approached from a healing standpoint, can do just that - HEAL.Listen in and learn about the foods that can contribute to the body’s wellness and take note of some of the simple changes you can make today to begin your path to better nutrition and healing.Connect with Wendy Massey at Massey Wellness:https://masseywellness.com/Suggested Resource Links:Wendy's Cookbook:  The Ultimate Meal Prep Guide to Simplify Clean EatingThe Environmental Working Group (EWG)InstacartYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
31:04 12/19/23
64-Jess Higgins Kelley - Hydration: Quenching Your Curiosity on the Impact of Water
Water seems like a simple topic, right?  Not so fast!  There is quite a lot to know about the water we drink and the water we use in our daily lives.Water is a key component of life.  Every living organism must have water to survive.  Today we jump into the deep end of water with Jess Higgins Kelley, a Master Nutrition Therapist and Oncology Nutrition Consultant.  Jess truly takes a deep dive into water and the importance of hydration for our overall health. Jess has something for everyone today!  You won't want to miss all the nuggets of information about water including: water as the master nutrient,hydration for various health conditions,the importance of water quality,electrolytes and why they matter, and so much more!Connect with Jess Kelley at the Oncology Nutrition Institute:https://www.oncologynutritioninstitute.com/Suggested Resource Links:BOOK:  The Metabolic Approach to CancerMercola/Bush Hydration PodcastLMNT ElectrolytesTrace Minerals ElectrolytesEnvironmental Working Group (EWG)LINK:  Home urinalysis stripsLINK:  Home urine sample collection cupsNote from Jess:  Carbonated vs Non-Carbonated Water and Hydration Status. There are currently no studies showing both intracellular and extracellular hydration status when comparing carbonated vs non carbonated water. Intracellular hydration is more important to mitochondrial function than external. Because of this, currently it is widely accepted that both are equally hydrating. However, since we practice ancestral nutrition, we know that humans didn’t add carbonation = carbonic acid a weak acid, to water until about 100 years ago. It also REALLY depends on the sparkling water/carbonated water source. In general, plain mineral waters in glass are excellent. Those with any artificial or natural flavors, sugars, etc should be avoided. All that said, many people do not have access to drinking water AT ALL so something is better than nothing!!!!Your donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
31:35 12/5/23
63-Edna Ness & Cait Wilson - Innovative Healing Modalities
In this week’s episode, I am joined by Edna Ness and Cait Wilson, owners of In Light Hyperbaric, who share their mission to help people heal and thrive after cancer treatment.   They discuss various ways to promote healing without relying on medication, particularly for cancer patients.Edna shares her husband's experience with stage four base of tongue cancer and their use of Gerson therapy, hyperbaric chamber, and tissue regenerative therapy (TRT) for his recovery. Tissue Regenerative Therapy (TRT) becomes the focus of this interview as we learn about its benefits, such as breaking up scar tissue and calcification, reducing inflammation, and improving blood flow promoting healing without harming healthy tissue.Connect with Edna and Cait at In Light Hyperbaric:https://inlighthyperbarics.com/Suggested Resource Links:BOOK:  Radical Recovery: Extraordinary Healing with Oxygen and Light After Chemotherapy and RadiationLINK:  Gerson TherapyLINK:  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Clinic)LINK:  Liquid HopeLINK:  Softwave TRTPODCAST:  Believe Big Podcast with Dr. Derek Guillory (Hyperbaric and O2 Benefits)Your donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
23:55 11/21/23
62-Daniel Wellington - ULLABETTA, Laugh Often, Live Well
Daniel Wellington is our guest on today's podcast.  Daniel is currently on an active cancer journey after being diagnosed with stage 4 sarcoma, however he continues to defy the odds and is living and thriving.  How is he living and thriving?He shares how his cancer diagnosis caught him by surprise, and that surprise was followed by the fear and reality of having cancer.  Daniel goes on to talk about the books he found helpful as he dove into a self-healing journey of mindfulness and the importance of being present in his daily life, something he had taken for granted previously.  Daniel's words are insightful and encouraging to anyone dealing with cancer.  He even shares a beautiful story of his daughter, Josie, and how she inadvertently taught him a lesson of laughter and living, and a new word that he continues to use today.Suggested Resource Links:BOOK:  The Untethered Soul by Michael SingerBOOK:  Radical Remission by Dr. Kelly TurnerBOOK:  Radical Hope by Dr. Kelly TurnerThe PAUSE app - 30 Days to a Resilient LifeYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
28:17 11/7/23
61-Lindsay and Jason Swain - The Transformational Power of Lament
This week’s podcast features Jason and Lindsay Swain of Two Rivers Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, as they discuss the power of lament and its ability to bring healing, connection, and hope. Jason and Lindsay share their personal experiences and insights on grief and loss as ministers and people, including their own journey of grief after losing their child and how emotions evolve over time.  They also talk about:finding peace through lament and the importance of honoring pain the need for self-care the benefits of exercise for mental and emotional well-being seeking support from safe people such as counselors, friends, and spiritual directorsthe importance of intentional reflection and allowing oneself to feel and much more. Don’t miss this important episode and take time to make lament part of your faith in healing.Connect with Jason and Lindsay Swain at Two Rivers Church:https://tworiverschurchfc.com/Suggested Resource Links:Two Rivers Church - About pageJason's Lament sermon seriesBelieve Big podcast with Kim Hamer:  100 Acts of LoveYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
29:36 10/24/23
60-Dr. Lindsay Adrian - Be Resilient: The Power of Glutathione
Kicking off Season 2 of the Believe Big podcast, Ivelisse interviews Dr. Lindsay Adrian, an integrative physician specializing in cancer care and chronic conditions. This episode is PACKED with practical examples and clearly articulated information about glutathione, sometimes hailed as the body's ultimate defense against free radicals and oxidative stress.  Dr. Adrian sheds light on the significance of glutathione, especially for those navigating a cancer diagnosis,glutathione as a crucial amino acid that acts as a master antioxidant in the body,the importance of glutathione for healthy mitochondrial function, and how glutathione aids in detoxification.The discussion highlights key cautions, emphasizing that glutathione should be judiciously integrated, particularly avoiding overlap with conventional treatments to prevent potential interference.  Dr. Adrian underscores the seriousness of working with an integrative practitioner who understands when and how to incorporate glutathione in a patient's treatment plan.Connect with Dr. Lindsay Adrian:Port Moody HealthSuggested  Resource Links:Tri-Fortify by Researched NutritionalsLiposomal Glutathione by Designs for HealthYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
27:56 10/10/23
Summer Replay-1-Dr. Dagmara Beine - Navigating Pediatric Cancer
This is our final Season 1 Replay.  Season 2 will begin October 10, 2023 with a brand new Believe Big Podcast episode.Dr. Dagmara Beine is not only an amazing practitioner, but she truly understands what a family goes through as her daughter Zuza was diagnosed with cancer AND given a very poor prognosis at 3 ½ years old. Having worked in emergency medicine for 12 years, Dagmara understood the value of western medicine and how it could save her daughter's life. However, as her daughter moved through her treatment and recovery, she was shocked at how western medicine failed to care for Zuza as a whole person. She knew as a mother and clinician that she needed to incorporate other tools to guide Zuza through treatment and help her thrive as a cancer survivor. She is going to share with us today the tools she found and uses today in her practice.Updates on the release of Dagmara's pediatric cancer book can be found on social media (Instagram and Facebook):  Zuza's Way Integrative CareConnect with Dr. Dagmara Beine:https://www.zuzasway.com/dr-dagmara-beineSuggested Resource Links: Zuza's Way websiteZuza's Way Facebook pageZuza's Way Instagram pageYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
26:20 9/26/23
Summer Replay-17-Dr. Kirsten West - Top Five Cancer Prevention Tips
Whether you are currently on a cancer-fighting journey today or you have a family history that indicates you may be on that path in the future, you will want to listen to today's episode.Dr. Kirsten West of the Riordan Clinic's integrative oncology team joins us to talk about things you can do TODAY to prevent cancer.  She shares a wealth of knowledge and practical lifestyle changes through her Top Five Prevention Tips and even goes beyond that with some bonus content.  Connect with Dr. Kirsten West at the Riordan Clinic:https://riordanclinic.org/Suggested Resource Links:Apps for your phone:  PAUSECALMINSIGHT TIMEREnvironmental Working Group (EWG)Your donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
29:31 8/29/23
Summer Replay-14-Rev. Dr. Michael Barry - Forgiveness
Healing is hard work and so is forgiveness; and we all struggle with forgiveness.   Did you know there is a direct correlation between forgiveness and healing?   Whether you need to find peace with yourself, peace with someone else or peace with God, this episode is for you.Rev. Dr. Michael Barry shares his experience with cancer patients learning how to forgive and find peace in their circumstances to help their bodies heal.  This episode is packed full of helpful information for ANYONE wanting to learn how and why a lifestyle of forgiveness is so important for our health. Suggested Resource Link:BOOK:  The Forgiveness Project: The Startling Discovery of How to Overcome Cancer, Find Health, and Achieve PeaceYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
28:16 8/15/23
Summer Replay-36-Jen Nolan - Tips to Handle Treatments & Make Them More Effective
A cancering journey can be a tough road.  Conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can take a toll on a patient mentally, emotionally and physically.  But, there are some things that can be done to help alleviate some of the side-effects and even enhance the treatments!Join me today as I speak with Jen Nolan, owner and lead oncology nutrition consultant with Remission Nutrition.  Jen has a lot of fascinating information about practical things a cancering patient can do the benefit their treatment plan and even some information for anyone looking to improve their health through food.Connect with Jen at Remission Nutrition:https://www.remissionnutrition.com/Suggested Resources:NutivaPerfect AminosDesigns for HealthFour SigmaticForce of NatureBOOK:  The Metabolic Approach to CancerSuggestions for snacks to take on a trip or to the hospital:grain-free, low-carb granolajar/carton unsweetened nut milk or coconut milkfresh berrieshard boiled eggsegg salad with avocado mayo and crunchy veggies (think celery) or canned tunagrass fed meat sticksgreen apple slices and nut butter (sugar-free nut butter packets are available)1/2 avocado with salt and lemon/lime juice (eat with a spoon)macadamia nut hummus with veggies (celery, cucumber, bell pepper, etc.). suggested recipe:  Macadamia Nut HummusJen's Go-To Travel snack:  In a "dry" jar combine ground flax, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cinnamon, coconut flakes, blueberries.  In a "wet" jar bring a nut milk.  Pour milk into the "dry" jar and eat with a spoon.Your donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
31:38 8/1/23
Summer Replay-19-Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy - What Every Cancer Patient Needs to Know
When you are diagnosed with cancer, so many questions come to mind:How quickly do I need to begin treatment?What tests do I need to understand my cancer?What changes do I need to make to my lifestyle and food choices?What is a CSC or a CTC and is that important for my cancer journey?Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy answers these questions and provides so much more information for anyone who is currently a cancer patient or anyone who wants to take preventative steps.  She has been named one of the top fifty functional and integrative doctors in the US.  Don't miss this episode!Connect with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy at the Cancer Center for Healing:https://cancercenterforhealing.com/Suggested Resource Links:Center for New MedicineBOOK:  The Cancer RevolutionBOOK:  Perfectly HealthyPUBMEDBelieve Big - Key Questions to Ask Your Oncologist (pdf)Berkey Water FiltersInstagram:  Cancer Center for HealingYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
37:45 7/18/23
59-Jen & Ella Edwards - Defying the Odds, a 9 year old's Journey to Overcome Ewing Sarcoma
Imagine taking your child to urgent care thinking they have appendicitis and instead being told they have cancer, and not just cancer, but Ewing sarcoma.  Ewing sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the bones and in the soft tissues around the bones.This is exactly what happened to Jen and Ella Edwards when Ella was only 9 years old!Today, Jen and Ella join me to talk about Ella's cancer journey, what they learned about pediatric cancer treatments, the choices parents can and cannot make, and some of the practical tools they put in place to help Ella heal.  She is now 15 years old and shares advice for other pediatric cancer patients. This is an inspiring episode that will surely touch your heart!Connect with Jen and Ella:https://www.ellastrong.org/Suggested Resource Links:EllaStrong Foundation - websiteEllaStrong Foundation - Instagram pageEllaStrong Foundation - FaceBook page: Team Ella EdwardsForever Fierce Foundation - Facebook pageYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
22:44 5/30/23
58-Natalie Pelto - Proactive Nutrition Tips for Kids' Health
Parents, this episode is especially for you!  Do you have a picky eater in the family?  Does the thought of mealtime with your picky eater cause a wave of anxiety for you?  Do you want to know how to better approach mealtime in a fun way to help your picky eater expand his/her palette and improve their nutrition levels?Well today, you are in the right place.  This week's podcast episode features Natalie Pelto, a mom and former healthcare worker with over 20 years of experience.   Natalie shares the incredible story of her son, his autism diagnosis at the age of 2 and how she helped him overcome that diagnosis by the age of 8 with proper nutrition.Natalie will touch on the relationship between childhood toxicity, the gut-brain connection for kids, and nutrition for autism and cancer patients.  There's something here for ANYONE who is or has a picky eater in the house.Connect with Natalie on her website:https://nataliepeltoheal.weebly.com/Suggested Resource Links:LINK:  Think Dirty appEnvironmental Working Group (EWG) websiteAthletic Greens (AG1)Plantiful Kiki websiteToomey SyringesBOOK:  The Power of HabitNatalie's Instagram PageYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
31:36 5/23/23
57-Andrea Herzer - Finding Hope in Hard Times
Hope is defined as an optimistic state of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes; a feeling of trust;  or confident expectation.This week I am joined by author Andrea Herzer and Andrea knows all about hope, growing it and maintaining it.  Andrea shares her story of managing extreme challenges and finding hope in difficult times, primarily through chronic health issues. Despite her hardships, Andrea has been able to find hope and resilience by relying on her faith, leaning on her support system, and focusing on gratitude.Listen in as Andrea shares her insights and experiences on how to overcome adversity and find hope in life's toughest moments. She emphasizes the importance of staying positive and focusing on the good things in life, even when things seem bleak. This episode provides an inspiring and uplifting message for listeners who may be going through their own struggles and need some encouragement to keep going.Connect with Andrea Herzer on her website:https://www.andreaherzer.com/Suggested Resource Links:BOOK:  Incurable Faith, 120 Devotions of Lasting Hope for Lingering Health IssuesPODCAST:  Believe Big podcast interview with Kim HamerLINK:  Believe Big Spotify playlistYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
26:24 5/16/23
56-Maggie & Brad Jones - From Terminal Cancer to CANCER/EVOLUTION: The Metabolic Therapy Journey
This week’s podcast features an interview with Maggie and Brad Jones. Maggie is a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at the age of 40 and given a terminal prognosis.  Maggie is now NED.Brad is a director, writer, and producer and has worked in the film industry for over 20 years.  Together, they have used Maggie’s cancer journey as an inspiration to create a new docu-series, CANCER/EVOLUTION which premieres this coming September.In this episode, Maggie shares her journey from cancer diagnosis to recovery and her use of metabolic therapies to treat her cancer.  She talks about the details of her metabolic therapy protocol and how it helped her overcome her cancer. Brad shares about the new docu-series, why he and Maggie decided to create it and some of the research that went into the project.From the docu-series website:  "CANCER/EVOLUTION is the story of the revolutionary scientists and practitioners committed to following scientific evidence rather than institutional dogma to find effective cancer treatments. In the process, they are starting to redefine not just cancer treatment, but our very definition of cancer and what causes it."Be sure to register with the link below for the World Premier of CANCER/EVOLUTION.Connect with Brad and Maggie on their docu-series Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/CANCEREVOLUTIONdoc/Suggested Resource Links:Register for the World Premier of CANCER/EVOLUTIONCANCER/EVOLUTION docu-series websiteBOOK:  Radical RemissionVideo:  Crazy Sexy CancerBOOK:  Radical HopeYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
29:51 5/9/23
55-Karen Dubs - Stress Management & Self-Care
Today’s podcast episode features Karen Dubs, a fitness and wellness expert. Karen shares her insights on managing stress and implementing self-care practices in daily life.We discuss the importance of recognizing the signs of stress, such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and irritability, and taking steps to address these. She emphasizes the role of physical activity in managing stress, recommending activities such as stretching/movement, strength training, and cardio workouts.She also shares tips for incorporating self-care practices into daily life, such as making time for hobbies and activities that bring joy, getting enough sleep, and maintaining healthy eating habits. She stresses the importance of setting boundaries and prioritizing self-care, even in the face of demanding work schedules or other obligations.Connect with Karen on her website:https://flexiblewarrior.com/Suggested Resource Links:BLOG:  Flexible WarriorLINK:  Peloton AppLINK:  CSA Organic Farms informationLINK:  Four Sigmatic (Believe Big affiliate)PDF:  Five Recipes to Kick Your Sugar Addiction (includes a smoothie recipe)PDF:  Self Care TipsYouTube LINK:  Breathe & Believe BigFlexible Warrior YouTube ChannelFollow Karen on her Instagram page:  Flexible WarriorYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
27:37 5/2/23
54-Kim Hamer - 100 Acts of Love
This is a very special episode for EVERYONE.   What do you do when your family member, your friend, your co-worker, your neighbor is diagnosed with cancer or is facing a difficult crisis?Have you ever said to that person you care about, "if you need anything, let me know"?  But you really didn't know what they needed.  You didn't really know what you could do for them, but you wanted to offer your care, support and love in their time of need.Kim Hamer has been there on both sides experiencing the need for practical help and  later supporting a person in her life who was in crisis.   She's written a pragmatic book as an amazing guide for anyone who wants to truly help and love a person dealing with challenging circumstances.  Kim exudes warmth and light in this podcast interview as she shares several key things she learned during her husband's cancer journey and ultimately his death.  Connect with Kim on her website:https://www.100actsoflove.com/Suggested Resource Links:BLOG:  100 Acts of LoveBOOK:  100 Acts of LoveFollow Kim on InstagramYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
31:26 4/25/23
53-Dr. Lucas Tims - Sugar and Its Role in Feeding Cancer Cells
The western American diet is under fire for the amount of sugar we consume on a daily basis.  Overconsumption of sugar creates all sorts of health issues for us and it is a big topic of discussion for everyone these days, especially cancer patients.In this episode, Dr. Lucas Tims of the Riordan Clinic returns for a second time to talk about sugar and the role it plays in cancer. Can consuming sugar increase your risk for cancer?Are there certain types of cancers that are more sensitive to sugar intake?Does sugar affect cancer treatments?Are artificial sweeteners beneficial to someone on a cancer journey?Dr. Tims answers these questions and talks about how sugar consumption can lead to inflammation in the body.  This inflammation can create an environment that is conducive to cancer growth.   He also discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in nutrients, sharing how he has helped his patients reduce their sugar consumption in their individual health journeys. You won't want to miss this enlightening episode!Connect with Dr. Tims at the Riordan Clinic - Overland Parkhttps://riordanclinic.org/Suggested Resource Links:LINK (PubMed Article): The Warburg Effect, Diet Based Strategies for Cancer PreventionWEBSITE:  Dr. Thomas Seyfried PODCAST:  Riordan Clinic BLOG:  Riordan Clinic's Educational ArticlesYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
27:31 4/18/23
52-Dr. Marisol Teijeiro - Queen of Thrones Castor Oil Packs
Gut health, we've talked about it before.  It's a BIG part of our overall health picture and daily detox, colon cleansing and lymphatic drainage are essential pieces to good gut health.   When our gut is in good shape we experience a supported immune system, better sleep, hormone balance and bowel movements.  There are so many ways we can detox our bodies, and today's discussion revolves around castor oil packs.Dr. Marisol Teijeiro, ND, also known as Queen of the Thrones, is my guest today.  She has helped thousands of patients overcome digestive issues, reduce stress and take control of their toilet troubles.  In today's episode we talk about detoxing with castor oil packs, how castor oil packs workthe best time of day to use the packs and how long to use the packs,the many benefits of using castor oil packsand so much more.Connect with Dr. Marisol Teijeiro, ND on her Instagram page:https://www.instagram.com/bewellqueen/Suggested Resource Links:Website:  Queen of ThronesCastor Oil Packs - Believe Big Affiliate LinkQueen of Thrones - Instagram PageCastor Oil Pack Quiz - find out which pack is right for youYour donations power our podcast's mission to support cancer patients with hope, insights, and resources. Every contribution fuels our ability to uplift and empower. Join us in making a lasting impact. Donate now! 🌟
29:49 4/11/23