Muscle Mass, Body Fat and Breast Cancer Survival

Thoughts on a recent observational study performed by Kaiser Permanente and Dana Farber on Breast Cancer Survival. According to the results published in JAMA Oncology on April 5th 2018, muscle characteristics appear to be "important predictors of survival" for those who have breast cancer. Patients who had sarcopenia (diminished muscle mass) were 41 percent less likely to have survived than those who did not. Patients with the highest amount of adipose tissue (i.e. body fat) were also lin...
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Cancer is like weeds in the garden

My three-phased approach to a healthy garden (also a great way to understand complementary cancer care). Phase 1 - Identify factors that allowed cancer to grow in the first place. Cancer is a multifactorial disease. I see some common threads. I liken the body to a garden and cancer cells as weeds in the garden. We are all making some weeds every day; the question is, why is the garden letting the weeds take over to form tumors? At Journey to Wellness, we treat the multiple factors that all...
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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Happy New Year 2018! I would like to start this New Year by sharing some easy to use foods that reduce inflammation.  If you are one of my Cancer patients, you know after your first visit, that inflammation is the cause of all disease. Your first visit was all about going through every system of the body to ferret out the causes of inflammation. So to start the New Year, I wanted to share some information on a few anti-inflammatory foods for you to incorporate into your diet. Here are a fe...
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Doctor what can I eat

One of the most important things for your health is what you put in your mouth. Everyone has heard the old adage "you are what you eat". I modify that and say you are what you digest, because you can eat the best food in the world, but if you do not digest it into the usable parts (vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fats), it does not matter what you eat. However, putting digestion aside, what are we suppose to eat. Well everyday a new diet is coming out. The most recent is whole 30. I contend ...
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Dr Bye Listened to my Concerns

Cynthia Bye Naturopath Vancouver
"Two years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I started to see Dr. Cynthia Bye immediately after they had detected a lump in my breast. I started taking supplements to reduce the risk of my cancer spreading when they did the biopsy and continued taking supplements to boost my immune system in preparation for my mastectomy. After my surgery I chose to receive a low dose of chemotherapy called Herceptin. During the entire year I continued on the supplements and regimen Dr. Bye subscri...
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Insomnia Drugs and Dementia

Many studies show about 50% of people over 50 do not sleep well. Many are taking sleep aids like Tylenol PM that have an antihistamine like Benadryl in them. The Benadryl makes you drowsy and the Tylenol helps with muscle and joint pain that can wake you. They are Band-Aids on your symptoms of insomnia and joint pain. They do not treat why you have insomnia or joint pain. Now a new study published in JAMA shows a connection to dementia and some over the counter sleep aids. Benadryl falls under t...
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