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This podcast provides you with education, tips, and useful advice. Whether it is you or a loved one, whether you are in treatment or beyond it, we strive to include everyone who has been touched by cancer. Our goal is singular: To help you. We frame it around cancer, but really, anyone can benefit. We are two naturopathic physicians with extensive experience in natural medicine and integrative oncology. Tina is the science-y one and enjoys teaching you the "why" of everything. Leah is the "cancer insider." So, tune in, join our community of like-minded folks, and please let us know what you think!
 Disclaimer: This podcast is for education, entertainment, and informational purposes only. Do not apply any of this information without first speaking to your doctor. The views and opinions expressed on this podcast by the hosts and their guests are solely their own.  

The Cancer Pod: Integrative Oncology Talk Dr. Tina Kaczor & Dr. Leah Sherman

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

This podcast provides you with education, tips, and useful advice. Whether it is you or a loved one, whether you are in treatment or beyond it, we strive to include everyone who has been touched by cancer. Our goal is singular: To help you. We frame it around cancer, but really, anyone can benefit. We are two naturopathic physicians with extensive experience in natural medicine and integrative oncology. Tina is the science-y one and enjoys teaching you the "why" of everything. Leah is the "cancer insider." So, tune in, join our community of like-minded folks, and please let us know what you think!
 Disclaimer: This podcast is for education, entertainment, and informational purposes only. Do not apply any of this information without first speaking to your doctor. The views and opinions expressed on this podcast by the hosts and their guests are solely their own.  

    Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: Supplements 101

    Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: Supplements 101

    Prebiotics feed our probiotics. So which is more important?  Should you supplement  with prebiotics?  In this episode Tina and Leah discuss the different types of prebiotics and where to find them. They also talk about ketogenic diets, when a probiotic may interfere with treatment, and the hidden benefits in potatoes, rice and pasta!

    Here are the seven categories of prebiotics we talked about in this episode:
    Inulin, FOS, GOS, resistant starches, arabinooxalans, pectins, and beta glucans

    Links to prior episodes we mention:
    Probiotics: The Bugs We Love!

    Studies we mention in this episode:
    Stem cell transplants in kids work better when they have high gut diversity (2014)
    The microbiota can make or break the effectiveness of Checkpoint inhibitors (Highly technical!)
    Antibiotics alongside Checkpoint Inhibitors can impair the effectiveness of treatment
    Support the showOur website:
    https://www.thecancerpod.com

    Have an idea or question? Email us: thecancerpod@gmail.com
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    • 29 min
    Interview with Alison Tierney, Cancer Dietitian

    Interview with Alison Tierney, Cancer Dietitian

    Discover valuable insights on nutrition, self-advocacy, and overcoming challenges in this heartfelt interview with Alison Tierney, MS, RD, CD, CSO, a cancer dietitian and #cancerinsider. Tina and Leah lead an engaging conversation on navigating treatment and beyond. Whether you're a beginner in healthy eating or a seasoned health enthusiast, Alison shares firsthand experiences and practical tips for self-care. Tune in for a refreshing perspective on wellness that promises to inspire and empower.

    Find Alison online and learn more the The Wholesome Journey and Controlling the Controllables™ at https://wholesomellc.com
    and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/wholesome.cancer.nutrition
    Support the showOur website:
    https://www.thecancerpod.com

    Have an idea or question? Email us: thecancerpod@gmail.com
    Join our growing community, we are @TheCancerPod on:
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    • 48 min
    Cruciferous Vegetables: Food First!

    Cruciferous Vegetables: Food First!

    Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, kale, arugula, cabbage, and radishes, are sometimes called "super foods." But why? How are they good for you? In this episode, Tina and Leah answer these questions and discuss ways crucifers can be part of a healthy diet. They touch on some of the supplements that come from crucifers, too. So, hit play, and you may hear the best broccoli joke you've ever heard.

    A thorough (and technical) review on cruciferous vegetables - Linus Pauling Institute
    Link to buy lids  for sprouting
    Tina's review on iodine and Cancer in NMJ




    Support the showOur website:
    https://www.thecancerpod.com

    Have an idea or question? Email us: thecancerpod@gmail.com
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    • 32 min
    Why Eat Berries? Food First!

    Why Eat Berries? Food First!

    Berries are one of the most easily accessible, nutrient-packed plant foods we can eat. You may know that berries are good for you, but do you know what makes them so nutritious? Tina and Leah talk about common and exotic berries and tell you what's inside berries that makes them so awesome! You may even learn a few new plants you didn't know were technically berries!

    Bananas are berries!
    About Goji Berries
    Information on Sea Buckthorn
    The health effects of berry bioactive compounds
    Antioxidant effects of berries
    The fruit that is literally called Miracle Fruit
    Support the showOur website:
    https://www.thecancerpod.com

    Have an idea or question? Email us: thecancerpod@gmail.com
    Join our growing community, we are @TheCancerPod on:
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    • 33 min
    Understanding Electrolytes: Supplements 101

    Understanding Electrolytes: Supplements 101

    Electrolyte balance is essential for optimal function of all of our systems. This episode covers the electrolytes you should pay close attention to during and after treatment.  We're not talking designer drinks or influencer hacks to your biology,  just practical knowledge and tips to help you balance your electrolytes.  Join Tina and Leah as they talk about how to know if you have imbalanced electrolytes and what you can do to monitor and optimize them. 

    Prior episodes related to this episode:
    Calcium: The Low Down and the High Points
    Magnesium: The Goldilocks Nutrient?

    Relevant medical papers:
    A brief review of electrolytes [Stat Pearls]
    Electrolytes during platinum-based chemotherapies

    Products we mention: (If you purchase, we may earn a small commission at no cost to you.)
    Pedialyte products
    Oral Rehydration Salts by TriOral
    Support the showOur website:
    https://www.thecancerpod.com

    Have an idea or question? Email us: thecancerpod@gmail.com
    Join our growing community, we are @TheCancerPod on:
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    • 43 min
    Ginger for Digestion and More

    Ginger for Digestion and More

    Ginger "root" has been used for thousands of years. Technically a rhizome, not a root, ginger's modern-day claim to fame is its ability to prevent the onset of nausea. Ginger is so reliable and safe that it's been studied to prevent nausea during pregnancy as well as chemo-induced nausea.  But that is just the beginning of the benefits of ginger. It can be used to support immune function and lower cardiovascular risk, among its many uses. Join Tina & Leah as they explore the most reliable ways to use ginger from a culinary and medicinal perspective.

    A review of 109 randomized controlled trials on the use of ginger
    The history of gingerbread (from The Spruce)

    Some products mentioned in this episode: (If you decide to purchase, we may earn a small commission from Amazon at no cost to you.)
    Ginger People products
    Reeds Ginger Ale
    Tummy drops (Pineapple and Spicy Ginger are Leah’s favorites!) - Mild or Strong


    Support the showOur website:
    https://www.thecancerpod.com

    Have an idea or question? Email us: thecancerpod@gmail.com
    Join our growing community, we are @TheCancerPod on:
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

BrooksFountains ,

Wonderful and informative

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, this podcast became a great source of information while I was navigating how best to support my body through treatment. Lots of info nuggets here that would require hours of research on my own. Thanks for this great resource!!

CatrinBlair ,

Amazing combination of science and complementary treatments

I’m getting cured of a state 4 cancer diagnosis and embracing both science and complementary treatments — meditation, manifesting, yoga, exercise, nutrition, visualization. I think this podcast sits at the nexus of two important worlds when it coms to cancer cures!

__Courtney__ ,

Wish I found this sooner!

My mom has been fighting Stage 4 Ovarian for 5 years now and I’ve been sharing integrative insights with her since reading How to Starve Cancer years ago, but to no avail. It’s really hard to convince a patient to expand their thinking beyond their oncologist alone. You all make these topics so easy to understand. You come off incredibly knowledgeable and unbiased. At a time where my mom needs more hope than ever, I’m using information and stories from your podcast and she is finally listening. You’ve even inspired me to look into ND as a career change - we need more NDs in the Midwest! Thank you and please keep doing what you’re doing.

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