Advances in Natural Therapies
Aug/Sept 2013
Advances in Natural Therapy and Conference Registration

The postcard shown above is Annie Appleseed Project's newest program concept.  We've toyed with ideas like this for years.  Board member Linda McDonald and President Ann Fonfa worked out a simple presentation to help promote health and well being PRIOR to and DURING conventional treatment.  This idea is SO FLEXIBLE that it works well in conjunction with any coventional, complementary or alternative therapy.

  • This postcard is available for distribution in YOUR area.  Just send us your snail address and wel will provide about 100 postcards.  Leave at health food stores, acupuncturist's offices, yoga stuidos, cancer centers, and any other place you think they would be welcome/needed. You can view this on our website front page too.
  • The art was created by Anita Lovitt (Delray Beach artist) who also worked on the layout/design. She donated her labor, many thanks.
  • Early feedback: "This is such a wonderful way to put it. This makes it easier for some to understand and easy to apply. I am going to start adhering to it, I am cancer free now but have other disease processes so I am sure it will help them too".  JT via email.
You may also note the use of the word  '   Prehabilitation    '. A recent paper by Julie K. Silver, MD and Jennifer Baimer, MD said this:
"Prehabilitation is the beginning of the rehabilitation care continuum during which there may be an opportunity to obtain a baseline status, identify pretreatment impairments, improve physical and emotional health before treatment, reduce treatment-related morbidity and/or mortality, decrease length of hospital stay and/or readmissions, increase available treatment options for patients who would not otherwise be candidates, and quickly facilitate return of patients to the highest level of function possible".
Link to the article
However Drs. Silver and Baimer, not unlike many other MDs, left nutrition out of their discussions.  Ann F. wrote to Dr. Silver and received this reply:
"Dear Ann, thanks for your note. You are doing wonderful work and nutrition is of course very important. In the review on prehabilitation the current research was presented as it stands. We purposefully did not include other topics if there was no research support on the prehabilitation side of things.
I am very careful in my work to distinguish diet and nutrition from rehabilitation (see the attached article). It's important not to lump lifestyle interventions in with treating impairments from a rehabilitation perspective. They are both important but different. Lumping them all together has actually caused a lot of confusion in terms of survivorship care, so I am very careful about how I write on these topics--particularly for medical journals.
Keep up the great work--it's important"!!

Everyone, please keep in mind that many studies begin by looking at those with breast cancer BUT are applicable to many others dealing with cancer and its aftermath.

Interesting update on Aluminum and Breast Cancer
"This adds aluminium to the increasing list of metals capable of interfering with oestrogen action and termed metalloestrogens. Further studies are now needed to identify the molecular basis of this action, the longer term effects of alumin...ium exposure and whether aluminium can cause aberrations to other signalling pathways in breast cells. Given the wide exposure of the human population to antiperspirants, it will be important to establish dermal absorption in the local area of the breast and whether long term low level absorption could play a role in the increasing incidence of breast cancer".

The Annie Appleseed Project as noted for years, that it is possible to confuse an issue by stating there is NO evidence. What that means is quite clear in this statement by the National Cancer Institute. There WAS NO evidence they felt was 'conclusive'. The study shown here seems to take that the NEXT step.

"However, researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, are not aware of any conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates food, cosmetics, medicines, and medical devices, also does not have any evidence or research data that ingredients in underarm antiperspirants or deodorants cause cancer".

BOTTOM LINE: If your deodorant contains aluminum, SWITCH!  Journal LINK

The Survivorship Care Gap: After Childhood and AYA Cancers, How to Keep Survivors in Follow-Up Care

Johnnyin audience OMG2012 "A recent study assessing the long-term health outcomes of 1,713 survivors of childhood cancers found that 98 percent had at least one chronic health condition (hundreds having been diagnosed through clinical screens for the study), and that by age 40, 80 percent of the survivors in the study had a life-threatening, serious, or disabling chronic condition (JAMA 2013;309:2371-2381)".

Link to OncologyTimesArticle
(This photo was taken at the OMG (Stupid Cancer) conference for Young Adult Cancer Survivors 2012 - we left it dark so as not to identify individuals).  LINK to group

If you would like to DONATE to Annie Appleseed Project, we're so grateful.  Any amount will help with our mission to gather and spread information on Natural cancer strategies, lifestyle issues, complementary & alternative treatments from the Patient Perspective.  Click the link above!
Using Dietary Supplements

Life with lemons "Vitamin supplement use after breast cancer diagnosis is common, but little is known about long-term effects on recurrence and survival. We examined postdiagnosis supplement use and risk of death or recurrence in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project, a consortium of four cohorts of 12,019 breast cancer survivors from the United States and China. Post-treatment supplement use (vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and multivitamins) was assessed 1-5 years postdiagnosis"
*No one in our audience will be surprised to hear that the study couldn't find a negative outcome from dietary supplements!
                                                lemons as breasts
This concept of dietary supplements - we know they can help relieve or reduce toxicities and they may enhance other treatments.  Having a STRONG immune system is now recognized as IMPORTANT.
(these little cartoons came from a greeting card 'Just Wink"  produced by American Greetings. Thanks for the use)

Annie Appleseed Project has long believed that the world we call 'alternative medicine' has many protocols awaiting acceptance by mainstream.  We all have out own ideas as to why this a) takes so long, b) meets so much resistance and c) takes SO MUCH evidence. 
Here is a free e-booklet sent to us by Guiseppe Nacci of Italy with views on many alternative therapies.
'Thousand Plants against Cancer without Chemo-Therapy'Nacci-Libro-2006
LINK to e-book
The book covers Laetrile, Metabolic,
Vitamins, Fats and Oils and much more.     

Registration is OPEN  March 6-8, 2014 conference
8th Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies conference in West Palm Beach.
LINK to Conference information

Don't miss this unique event.  Meet with like-minded people, share ideas, eat ORGANIC, see Exhibits, Exciting speakers, much more.  All the conference needs is YOU.

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