58 min

75. Pressing Pause: Navigating Cancer with Dr. Laura James, Naturopathic Oncologist Why Did I Get Cancer?

    • Medicine

In today’s episode, we are joined by my naturopathic oncologist, Dr. Laura James.
As you listen to our discussion, it's essential to acknowledge the whirlwind that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. For many, including myself, the speed at which treatment unfolds can be both a blessing and a challenge. The urgency of medical intervention, coupled with the support of excellent health insurance and the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 era, can lead to a swift entry into what is commonly referred to as the breast cancer industrial complex.
But what exactly does this term mean? It's a new concept that encompasses medical advancements, institutional processes, and societal expectations surrounding cancer treatment. While grateful for the prompt attention and care received, there's an underlying need to address the implications of this fast-paced medical industry.
For me, and perhaps for many others, navigating the breast cancer industrial complex has raised questions about agency, reflection, and informed decision-making. The speed at which decisions are made can sometimes overshadow the opportunity for thorough consideration, prayer, and seeking second opinions—elements crucial to holistic well-being.
Together with Dr. James, we'll explore the importance of empowerment in the face of medical urgency, the role of advocacy in navigating treatment pathways, and the significance of holistic approaches to cancer care.
Visit whydidigetcancer.com for full show notes.
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Ancient Organics Ghee
Here is one of my all-time favorite healthy hacks – and trust me, it's a game-changer! 
We know that embracing good, heart-healthy fats is like giving your body a big, warm hug. And when it comes to cooking up a storm in the kitchen, there's one magical ingredient that never fails to impress: Ancient Organics Ghee.
Why do I love it so much? Ancient Organics gets it – essential fats are crucial for keeping us feeling fabulous. They support local farmers, reducing our carbon footprint, AND honor tradition by crafting their ghee with care, recognizing the importance of seasonality and time-honored practices.
Check them out at Ancient Organics and let's enjoy good fats, vibrant health, and a brighter, more delicious future!
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This episode is sponsored in part by ButcherBox.
I was SHOCKED to hear that when I buy frozen fish, it's frozen TWICE. It's usually frozen right after being caught, defrosted, processed, and then frozen again.
I buy a lot of frozen fish; sometimes, the taste and texture can be inconsistent. Now that I have a better understanding of the processing of the fish before it hits my plate, it makes me wonder about quality.
I called a friend who works at ButcherBox and asked her about the process with their salmon. She assured me that BB only freezes the fish ONCE! Which helps preserve the nutrients and taste. The big one for me is texture. When I eat fish, I want a firm texture, not rubbery!
After getting over my shock (yes, fooled again by the food corporations) I asked my BB friend if I could pretty-please offer free salmon to my community. She said yes, so if you use the code 'enos', you can get free salmon (2 pounds) free for a year and $20 off of your first box.
https://www.butcherbox.com/enos
 
This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.

In today’s episode, we are joined by my naturopathic oncologist, Dr. Laura James.
As you listen to our discussion, it's essential to acknowledge the whirlwind that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. For many, including myself, the speed at which treatment unfolds can be both a blessing and a challenge. The urgency of medical intervention, coupled with the support of excellent health insurance and the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 era, can lead to a swift entry into what is commonly referred to as the breast cancer industrial complex.
But what exactly does this term mean? It's a new concept that encompasses medical advancements, institutional processes, and societal expectations surrounding cancer treatment. While grateful for the prompt attention and care received, there's an underlying need to address the implications of this fast-paced medical industry.
For me, and perhaps for many others, navigating the breast cancer industrial complex has raised questions about agency, reflection, and informed decision-making. The speed at which decisions are made can sometimes overshadow the opportunity for thorough consideration, prayer, and seeking second opinions—elements crucial to holistic well-being.
Together with Dr. James, we'll explore the importance of empowerment in the face of medical urgency, the role of advocacy in navigating treatment pathways, and the significance of holistic approaches to cancer care.
Visit whydidigetcancer.com for full show notes.
---
Ancient Organics Ghee
Here is one of my all-time favorite healthy hacks – and trust me, it's a game-changer! 
We know that embracing good, heart-healthy fats is like giving your body a big, warm hug. And when it comes to cooking up a storm in the kitchen, there's one magical ingredient that never fails to impress: Ancient Organics Ghee.
Why do I love it so much? Ancient Organics gets it – essential fats are crucial for keeping us feeling fabulous. They support local farmers, reducing our carbon footprint, AND honor tradition by crafting their ghee with care, recognizing the importance of seasonality and time-honored practices.
Check them out at Ancient Organics and let's enjoy good fats, vibrant health, and a brighter, more delicious future!
---
This episode is sponsored in part by ButcherBox.
I was SHOCKED to hear that when I buy frozen fish, it's frozen TWICE. It's usually frozen right after being caught, defrosted, processed, and then frozen again.
I buy a lot of frozen fish; sometimes, the taste and texture can be inconsistent. Now that I have a better understanding of the processing of the fish before it hits my plate, it makes me wonder about quality.
I called a friend who works at ButcherBox and asked her about the process with their salmon. She assured me that BB only freezes the fish ONCE! Which helps preserve the nutrients and taste. The big one for me is texture. When I eat fish, I want a firm texture, not rubbery!
After getting over my shock (yes, fooled again by the food corporations) I asked my BB friend if I could pretty-please offer free salmon to my community. She said yes, so if you use the code 'enos', you can get free salmon (2 pounds) free for a year and $20 off of your first box.
https://www.butcherbox.com/enos
 
This podcast is for informational purposes only and none of the information should be construed as medical advice. Listeners should seek guidance from their own medical team before making any medical or lifestyle changes.

58 min