Cannabis oil, quack or miracle cancer cure?

One-minute summary: cannabis oil extract, as cannabidiol or CBD, has shown in various studies high promises as a complementary therapy for cancer patients. It could be helpful to manage the side effects of the cancer and potentially help treat the cancer itself. Side effects are generally non-existent or minor. Unfortunately, the evidence is only at …

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hypnosis for cancer

What can onco-hypnosis offer to cancer patients?

Onco-hypnosis, also known sometime as hypno-oncology, is the use of hypnosis as an adjunct therapy for cancer patients. From the outset, I want to clarify that hypnosis cannot cure cancer, however it can be used to great success and with no side effect to help manage symptoms of the disease or its treatment. Hypnotherapy is …

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How can diet really help cancer patients on their healing journey?

In the last few decades, we have seen unprecedented efforts from governments across the world in the fight against cancer. And with the help of monstrous budgets, mass-media campaigns and very courageous fundraising efforts, one cannot help but feel we are not winning. In fact, it almost feel as if the number of cases is …

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Hypnosis Reduces Preoperative Anxiety in Adult Patients

This 2005 randomized study by Yale University School of Medicine examined the effect of hypnosis on preoperative anxiety. They compared the effects of hypnosis to that of attentive listening and support, and to that of a “standard of care control group”. Anxiety was measured pre- and post-intervention as well as on entrance to the operating …

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Massage-like stroking boosts the immune system (in mice)

Massage therapy is one of the many forms of rehabilitation medicine that has long been used as adjunct treatment for a variety of mental and physical conditions. Indeed, massage has been reported to ease muscle pain and favour repair, to alleviate symptoms of nausea and fatigue in cancer patients, to contribute to stress reduction and …

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How the sugar industry suppressed scientific evidence of health risks associated with sugar

The sugar industry buried scientific research almost 50 years ago that pointed to negative health effects of sugar, ceasing funding the research when it reflected negatively on the industry’s interests, according to a new University of California San Francisco study. In a study to be published Nov. 21, 2017 in PLOS Biology, the authors said …

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A meta-analysis of hypnotically induced analgesia: How effective is hypnosis at pain relief?

Hypnosis has been used as a psychological technique for treatment of a broad range of disorders and illnesses. For example, it has been used in treating phobias, depression, anorexia nervosa, dissociative identity disorder, psychotic disorders, posttraumatic stress disorders, obesity, smoking, and somatization disorders. Even given the breadth of treatment contexts, hypnosis is perhaps best known …

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Massage therapy for anxiety and depression.

Over the years since its creation, researchers at the Touch Research Institute investigated massage therapy, and applied it to all manners of specific clinical conditions and populations to see what worked. Individual studies examined the effects of massage therapy on infant growth and development, postoperative pain, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, migraine headache, multiple …

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Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease

Mention “saturated fat” to anyone who’s health conscious, and generally it will conjure images of cardiovascular disease. However, in light of recent evidence, does this still holds true? This meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at twenty-one studies in order to summarize the evidence related to the association of dietary saturated …

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