We love a cool fashion collab! But this time around, it's not about a designer partnering with a big box store to create stylish yet affordable clothing—it's for an amazing cause. Fabulous and Fighting is a brand-new New York City-based charity that gathers clothing donated from brands like Dolce Vita and uses them to set up popup shops in hospitals where everything is free for cancer patients. The organization's mission is to empower patients with the beauty and self-confidence to maintain a positive outlook during treatment, as well as to alleviate some of the financial burden associated with cancer. Women's Health chatted with executive director and co-founder Bethany Heinrich to find out more about the amazing charity. WH: Why did you decide to start Fabulous and Fighting?Bethany: I was inspired by another organization that provides hair-care and cosmetic products [to women] going through treatment and saw there was an opportunity for the fashion … [Read more...] about How Dolce Vita and a New Charity are Helping Cancer Patients
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(Natural News) A new documentary series called “The Sacred Plant” is going live on November 2nd (registration opens today at this link). This documentary focuses on a “sacred plant” that holds the promise for a global revolution in medicine and health.This one plant is encoded with chemistry that can help treat cancer, restore physical activity through inflammation reduction, and can even eliminate chronic pain in many people, making deadly opioid drugs virtually obsolete. Yet no doctor is taught anything about this plant, and no drug company promotes it because it can’t earn them billions of dollars in “sick care profits.”Alongside dozens of other experts and survivors, I was interviewed for this documentary series due to my science expertise in the realm of food forensics and medicinal botanicals. In this interview (that you won’t want to miss), I reveal why the future of medicine will be largely based on this single plant once the … [Read more...] about This “Sacred Plant” can revolutionize medicine, healing and human freedom… but doctors are criminalized for talking about it
As the healthcare industry continues to move to value-based care with its emphasis on patient experience and reducing costs, some hospitals and health systems are putting stock in a new leadership role: chief experience officer (CXO). Hospitals that designate a C-suite executive expect to benefit financially from higher patient satisfaction scores and positive publicity. It’s still a relatively new focus in healthcare but it’s growing. In a 2016 survey by Vocera Communications, 44% of healthcare organizations reported having a chief experience officer, and 39% of those reported directly to the CEO or president of the organization. A 2017 survey by The Beryl Institute counted CXOs at 58% of hospitals and health systems, up from just 22% in 2013. “There’s a growing recognition that if you are going to deliver exceptional quality and safety, that needs to be coupled with empathy and respect,” says Liz Boehm, research director for Vocera’s Experience … [Read more...] about The newest faces in hospital C-suites are focusing on patient engagement
In an era of falling inpatient rates and value-based reimbursement, hospitals and health systems are seeking new ways to grow their revenue streams. For some, that has meant wearing an entrepreneurial hat and marketing home-grown solutions. One example is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which two years ago created UPMC Enterprises to develop and commercialize novel technologies. As lead investor in a $5 million funding round, the health system is pursuing precision medicine with Pittsburgh-based Cernostics. UPMC’s support, announced Aug. 31, will help bring to market a diagnostic test for people with Barrett’s Esophagus, a serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease that can lead to cancer. “It’s not always true that getting more care is getting better care; sometimes getting less care is getting better care,” says Tal Heppenstall, president of UPMC Enterprises. “We think that the area of personalized medicine, making sure … [Read more...] about How some providers are stoking entrepreneurial fires to ensure healthy financials
While medicine has come a long way in the early detection and effective treatment of cancer, the methods embraced by mainstream medical practice are clearly not successful enough: cancer remains among the top ten causes of death, not just in the United States but in many countries across the globe. And, too, most cancer patients are faced with three basic choices to treat their disease: surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. That is way natural therapies, like the enzyme bromelain, found naturally in pineapples, has given new hope to people who are trying to treat their cancer with lifestyle changes like diet. And preliminary studies have certainly given them reasons to be optimistic. Bromelain is the active substance found in the steam and fruits of pineapples. Because bromelain is what is called a protease enzyme, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Chronic inflammation is now thought to be an important risk factor for cancer and allows cancer cells to thrive and spread; this is one … [Read more...] about Pineapple: A Superfood with Cancer-Fighting Potential
Kratom for pain relief vs. Oxycontin? On first glance, this seems impossible. How could an herb compete with a powerful opioid? Kratom is growing in popularity for pain management for two simple reasons: Kratom works and its side-effects are minor and pleasant, compared to prescription alternatives. So say the many users who have switched, having experienced opioid painkillers on a long-term basis. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are discovering the hard way that Big Pharma has little to offer them in terms of real solutions for many diseases. The ultimate remedy that medical doctors can offer for idiopathic (“We don’t know what causes this“) diseases is opioid painkillers, which cause more misery for chronic pain than they do relief. Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis Are Good Examples of Idiopathic Diseases. One humble herb is providing the first clue to the blindness of our pharmaceutical-centered, money-motivated system of medicine. … [Read more...] about Kratom for Pain Relief?
Alimta, Eli Lilly’s cash cow drug for lung cancer treatment is under attack. Interestingly, Lilly is attempting to defend Alimta’s patent with vitamins! Vitamins are typically discouraged when taking chemotherapy because they interfere with the effectiveness of the drug. Alimta is different. This lung cancer drug requires vitamin treatment. Why? To prevent the drug from killing too many patients before they can cash in! Alimta, by design, interferes with the metabolic effects of the vitamin folate, allowing it to prevent normal cell division. This stops the growth of cancerous tumor cells. This is the typical mode of operation for most cancer drugs. However, there is no ‘smart drug’ that knows the difference between cancer cells and healthy cells. As a result, healthy cells are killed with chemotherapy as well. This effect of cancer drugs, along with their extreme toxicity, is what makes them so deadly. In fact, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy are … [Read more...] about Lilly’s Lung Cancer Drug Requires Vitamins To Reduce Death Rate
(NaturalNews) I’ve warned Natural News readers about this several times over the last decade: Do NOT become an organ donor! Although you may wish to help others out of the goodness of your (literal) heart, the sinister truth is that doctors routinely harvest organs from LIVING patients right here in the USA. And here’s yet more proof. This true story will astound you. A woman named Colleen Burns recently opened her eyes to find herself on an operating table in a hospital in Syracuse, NY. Looking around, she noticed that she was the subject of the operation. It turns out doctors were about to harvest her organs and send them to other waiting surgeons who would transplant them into other patients. This isn’t fiction. It was covered by ABC News and several other news sources. It really happened. And how did it happen? Doctors falsely pronounced her dead by fraudulently claiming she had suffered “cardiopulmonary … [Read more...] about Horror as patient wakes up in NY hospital with doctors trying to harvest her organs for transplant profits
Perhaps many of you with cancer have wondered and are still wondering: “What should I do? Listen to my oncologist or try another approach regarding treating my cancer? “ This decision you have to take by yourself and no one can take this decision in your place. However, before taking a decision that could turn up vital(like the one above), you should consider facts. You should be well informed about all treatment options, survival rates and what scientific studies (in vitro and in vivo, on animals and clinical trials on humans), state about each of them so that your decision would be one based on facts, one that maximizes your chances of survival and beating your cancer. So, let’s have a look of your cancer treatment options. Let us start with conventional treatment options in this article : Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation. Approximately 6.5 million people die every year due to … [Read more...] about Should one use conventional cancer treatments (chemotheraphy or radiation)?
When you are struggling to deal with cancer, chances are you’re struggling financially as well. Being off work, spending your hard earned money on treatments, and trying to become more natural has its investment. Of course, the pay off can be far worth the outlay, but for some people, more expensive therapies just don’t make sense when they look at their household budget. For these reasons, it’s nice to have more economical options so you can manage your approach and not stress about the financial implications. Most of us know that vitamin C is a potent immune system builder, and that cancer is an immune related symptom. However, until just recently no one really knew what effects this vitamin could have on cancer, especially when injected intravenously. Based on earlier research pioneered by Linus Pauling, a chemist from Oregon State University who is now recognized as the world’s biggest proponent of vitamin C, new research reported in the … [Read more...] about Two Affordable and Natural Therapies Proven To Heal Cancer