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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Coaching for Cancer Patients


A lovely lady emailed me yesterday asking if I could help her out.  She is offering her coaching services at a price you cannot beat as part of the requirements for certification.  Please see below for details.
 Coaching for Cancer Patients
Have you completed treatment and are looking to make some changes towards a healthier lifestyle?  There is a current opportunity to have your very own Integrative Health Coach to support you as you explore moving towards health.  An Integrative Health Coach is completing her coaching requirements at Duke Integrative Medicine's Professional Health Coaching Program and has opened up time to spend with you over the next couple of months.  Coaching usually involves an initial session which is between one and two hours and then 7 follow up weekly sessions for about a half hour to help you keep on track.  There is a minimal fee of $5/hour required to get credit for the coaching hours.  The first few to respond can have a partner in their journey to health.  Please contact Coleen at coleenbeddeo@hotmail.com to find out the details if you are interested.  All coaching is done over the telephone so it is easy to accommodate in your busy schedule!
 
Many people struggle with finding their "new normal" after cancer treatment--or just with getting on with their lives. Working with a coach can help.
Why, you ask would I recommend a coach to you when I am also coach? Because I truly see the difference a coach can make; I want to see her succeed and I want to see you succeed in your journey for wellness.
 
A note from Coleen:

I am an integrative health coach and have gone through the program at Duke Integrative Medicine. I am currently finishing up my certification. My career has changed direction in health care going from the business side to the patient advocate arena. My passion is helping others develop a healthier lifestyle. I especially enjoy working with cancer survivors who have completed treatment and are looking to develop a healthy, balanced lifestyle for more energy and vitality.
 
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com. To tune into the Survive and Live Well show, visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm, EST.

Click here to view my Tips on Nutrition and Cancer YouTube Video with www.BreastCanceranswers.com.

Click here to read my story on Integrative Oncology Essentials –Integrative Answers to Cancer.

Click here to view my story on CNN Money–Seven cancer survivors confronted life-threatening diseases and turned their experiences into successful small business ideas.

Follow Elyn on Twitter @elynjacobs and @survivelivewell Facebook @Elyn Jacobs Consulting and LinkedIn @Elyn Jacobs
 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beyond Treatment for Cancer: Taking an Active Role in Survival


On Survive and Live Well, we talk about surviving, thriving and living well.  Part of that comes from the successful treatment of cancer; part of that involves never having the cancer return.  Over the next eight weeks, we will hear from a variety of health experts….people who strongly believe that we can and should be active participants in our health; that diet, exercise and passion are all part of healing and thriving.  Cancer treatment can include conventional alone, conventional mixed with commentary therapies, or through the use of more natural means.
 
Yesterday I spoke about eating real food.  Food; is it Good for Our Health or Our Cancer?  I’d like to stress again the importance of staying close to nature.  When you reach for a cheese substitute, take a look at the ingredients…do you recognize all or even most of them?  Did your great grandmother eat them?  If not, put it back; same for eggs, milk and other real foods.  Try to avoid packaged food.  Like quinoa? Sure, if often comes in a package; read the label. If it says quinoa, buy it. If it says quinoa and nine other ingredients, think again and be sure you know what they are.  Make better choices.  Take for example, almond milk.  The boxed versions come with carrageenan, but the refrigerated cartons do not.  The boxed versions also lack healthful enzymes.  So while not every choice is the perfect choice for health, we can make better choices. 

Eat passionately—eat real food for real health.  As you develop a passion for real food, you will notice you feel better and have more energy. Good food gives you energy. Eating well improves your mood. You will become someone who eats well because you love good food, not because your doctor or coach tells you to do it.

Join us Tuesdays at 1pm, EST, on www.W4CS.com, or via ITunes.  You can listen live, and don’t forget to enter your questions in our chat room!  For a schedule, please click here. 
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And don’t forget to visit the Archives for Survive and Live Well!
Elyn
Want to talk about your specific needs for an anti-cancer diet? Visit my website to schedule an appointment for one-on-one coaching.

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com. To tune into the Survive and Live Well show, visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm, EST.

Follow Elyn on Twitter @elynjacobs and @survivelivewell Facebook @Elyn Jacobs Consulting and LinkedIn @Elyn Jacobs

Monday, October 8, 2012

Same Guys, Different Room: Why we don’t have a Breast Cancer Vaccine


We could, you see, have a preventive breast cancer vaccine sooner, not later. I remember in my conversations with Dr Devra Davis, we talked about the ridiculously long delay for the declaration that smoking causes cancer; yup, the money was in the tobacco, and many of the honchos in the ACS were smokers.  So, it would seem to me that now the money is in big Pharma, and the FDA just doesn’t have the baba....guts (keeping it clean) to stand up to them or to turn down the money.  I read that in August 2011, the FDA gave Dr Keith Knutson the approval to proceed to the trial phase for two new cancer vaccines that fight cancer; the goal—to prevent recurrence.  While this is huge, what struck me is that maybe the FDA and Big Pharma thought this was okay because the caveat is that you won’t qualify for the vaccine unless you’ve already agreed to take their toxic and very expensive chemo.  So what if women don’t want to be diagnosed with breast cancer; have they considered this?  Have they considered that many don’t want to be told they have to accept chemo? Apparently not.  However, it moves; we will see this vaccine—if we live long enough.  Thank you, Dr Kathleen Ruddy for an informative and humorous post.  I have no doubt that this vaccine will become a reality; my hope is that it is sooner than later. http://breastcancerbydrruddy.com/?p=4183#more-4183

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com. To tune into the Survive and Live Well show, visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm, EST.

Follow Elyn on Twitter@elynjacobs, Facebook @Elyn Jacobs Consulting and LinkedIn @Elyn Jacobs

Click here to view Elyn’s story on CNN Money–Seven cancer survivors confronted life-threatening diseases and turned their experiences into successful small business ideas; read the stories of survivors whose cancer inspired them to help others with cancer.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ending Breast Cancer; is the Answer a Vaccine?


We all want to see the end of breast cancer; all cancers.  We have lost loved ones, friends and we are battling it ourselves.  While we haven't lost the war against cancer, we show few signsthat we are advancing against the enemy.
Most of you know that I choose natural over synthetic, food as my medicine.  I also believe that conventional medicine has its place.  For many, conventional medicine is the answer for cancer; for others, it is unsuccessful.  Some diseases resist or evade treatment, and even when successful, treatment is at best grueling, and often worse; breast cancer is one such disease.  We can keep developing new treatments, something we must do for all who are battling this disease now.  However, looking foward, I would like to see a world without cancer.  I am not a scientist, I don't have answers.  But what I do have is an open mind; I'd like to give vaccines a chance.  We can only do so much to prevent cancer, to prevent recurrence.  It's time to be more proactive on preventing this disease.  Many, like me, challenge the use and safety of vaccines; however, they might be our best chance at ending breast cancer as well as many other cancers.
The following is a post in which I share my frustrations and thoughts:
Have a healthy day....open your heart, your minds and enjoy life today!
Elyn
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs.  She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.  Find Elyn at www.elynjacobs.wordpress.com. To tune into the Survive and Live Well show, visit www.W4CS.com, Tuesdays at 1pm, EST.

 Follow Elyn on Twitter@elynjacobs, Facebook @Elyn Jacobs Consulting and LinkedIn @Elyn Jacobs