Functional Medicine in Treating Breast Cancer (part 2)

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By Deborah Beaumont, Advance Practice RN, and Functional Medicine Practitioner. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In today’s episode we continue to look at functional and integrative medicine and discuss how this approach can support and play a significant role in breast cancer recovery. This approach of multiple prescriptions, while sometimes helpful in triage, sometimes create other secondary problems that can be as debilitating as the original symptoms.

Topics covered:

How functional medicine takes a different approach to understanding and treating breast cancer. Understanding breast cancer as a metabolic disease gives us an understanding of how we can intervene with diet and lifestyle changes that can help us and give us more of a sense of control whether we are working on prevention, in treatment or recovering from treatment.

Important differences between traditional and functional medicine practitioners in using lab work to identify issues and develop a long term treatment plan

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