Are you looking for a guide to help your patients decrease their risk of getting breast cancer? As you know, there are many things that each of us can do every day to decrease our risk of getting cancer or having a recurrence of cancer. When we meet with our patients, we are often focusing on early detection. We do a physical exam and send them for their mammogram or thermogram, but we often do not have the time to review all of the important lifestyle changes that can help our patients prevent the growth of cancer in their body in the first place. This is why I developed the DVD Breast Wellness: Tools to Prevent and Heal from Breast Cancer with my friend and yoga / meditation instructor Heidi Spear.
As a physician practicing Functional Medicine and a breast cancer survivor, I wanted to develop a tool for women to teach them how to take care of their breast health as well as their overall health. In the DVD, I explain how to create a terrain in the body that will resist the growth of cancer. As many of you realize, the terrain in the body can encourage the growth of cancer or resist the growth of cancer. We can help our patients create a healthy terrain by making simple lifestyle changes.
Decreasing inflammation, reducing toxin exposure, improving insulin sensitivity, and improving the microbiota and functioning of the digestive system can help create a terrain in our body in which cancer is less likely to grow. In this DVD, I review the principles of Functional Medicine and how this relates to breast health. I discuss insulin resistance and give tips to improve insulin sensitivity. We focus on tools to improve the functioning of the immune system, ways to decrease inflammation in the body and how everyone can help their detoxification system get rid of environmental toxins and naturally occurring hormones in the body. The connection between our thought process and balance of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems is explored as well. Heidi Spear guides people through three different meditation, yoga, and energy healing sessions that can be used again and again for optimal health. These tools will help improve your patients’ overall health as well as the health of their breasts.
Come join Heidi and me on a journey to Breast Wellness. You can order the DVD through Amazon, DrBoham.com or instantly download on Vimeo On Demand -https://vimeo.com/ondemand/breastwellnessdvd. On DrBoham.com, your patients can enter “patient” to receive 30% off. I hope this will be an invaluable tool for your practice and your patients.
Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine and is the medical director of The Ultrawellness Center in Lenox, MA. Through the functional medicine approach, Dr. Boham helps patients restore balance in their bodies, so that they can prevent disease and heal. She witnesses the power of nutrition every day in her practice and is committed to training other physicians to utilize nutrition in healing. Dr. Boham is a certified IFM practitioner who is on the faculty of the Institute for Functional Medicine and has developed a functional nutrition course that is being used to educate physicians and other health professionals worldwide. Dr. Boham has contributed to many articles and wrote the chapter on Obesity for the 9th edition of the Rankel Textbook of Family Medicine. Through her practice and lecturing she has helped thousands of people achieve their goals of optimum health and wellness.