The first-of-its-kind program takes scientific insights from human studies and translates them into unique, interactive health plans for survivors
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 10, 2016 – Starting this week, cancer survivors can receive individualized, daily guidance on their journey to holistic wellness via iTHRIVE Plan’s new online program.
iTHRIVE Plan is the first and only physician-developed and -endorsed web-based program that provides cancer survivors with dynamic, interactive wellness plans tailored to their unique health needs.
Survivors receive online health guidance in five key areas - diet, movement, environment, rejuvenation and spirit – to help them heal from treatment, reduce the risk of recurrence and achieve optimal health.
To receive their personalized wellness plans, cancer survivors first complete a survey answering questions in six categories (health, diet, movement, environment, rejuvenation and spirit). Based on each person’s responses, iTHRIVE Plan presents users with a simple, easy-to-follow wellness roadmap that is broken down one action step at a time.
The online resource is co-created by respected integrative health publisher Karolyn A. Gazella and Dr. Lise Alschuler, a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology. Both Gazella and Alschuler are cancer survivors.
“While the proprietary mathematical formula behind iTHRIVE Plan is complex, the online program itself is designed to be so simple to use that even the least tech-savvy users will say, ‘Wow, this is really easy!’,” says Gazella, CEO and co-founder of iTHRIVE Plan. “In addition to being easy to use, we also designed iTHRIVE Plan to be fun and engaging for users, with a multi-media format that features audio messages, video, infographics and more.”
In contrast to other online tools for cancer survivors that are limited by generic, one-size-fits-all wellness strategies, the creators of iTHRIVE Plan sought to offer a solution that offers fresh, fun, and personalized daily action steps designed to keep users actively engaged.
“We realized that no resource existed for cancer survivors that addressed their fears of recurrence in a comprehensive, personalized way or provided them with individualized daily support,” says Dr. Alschuler, iTHRIVE Plan’s co-founder and Chief Medical Officer. “iTHRIVE Plan takes the guess work out of starting a survivorship care plan, with engaging and fun daily activities that are designed to build greater health one simple—yet impactful—step at a time at a level that is right for each user.”
Even before its launch this month, four cancer centers have endorsed iTHRIVE Plan, with three of them licensing the online program as a complimentary service for their patients.
All scientific material included in iTHRIVE Plan is based upon human trials, with Dr. Alschuler working closely with Matt Mumber, MD, radiation oncologist with Harbin Clinic, Rome, Georgia, who reviews all content.
The iTHRIVE Plan is now available to the general public for a cost of $8.99/month. For more information, including demonstrations and customer testimonials, visit iTHRIVEplan.com.
About iTHRIVE Plan’s Creators
iTHRIVE Plan creators, Dr. Lise Alschuler and Karolyn A. Gazella, have much in common beyond their mission to support and empower cancer survivors. Not only are both women cancer survivors, but Dr. Alschuler and Karolyn have each lost a parent to advanced pancreatic cancer. The two have co-authored The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Cancer, and co-host a radio show on the Cancer Support Network that is also available on iHeart Radio. Both women have dedicated their professional lives to holistic wellness: Dr. Lise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology, a recognized expert and highly sought-after speaker; and Karolyn A. Gazella is the publisher of the Natural Medicine Journal and a highly respected expert and writer on wellness.
More information can be found at www.iTHRIVEplan.com.
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