There is a phenomenon that occurs at this time of year—the February blues, or winter doldrums. While it may be enough to simply chalk this up to the time of year and try to hang in there until the daffodils herald the coming of spring, we suggest a different approach.
Many of us overindulge during the holidays and end up feeling a bit remorseful. This remorse often leads people to engage in “brutal” detoxification or fasting type diets to totally cleanse their bodies. Problem is these diets often times do the opposite of what we are trying to accomplish. Have no fear for there is another way!
Any one of us could confess to doing things habitually that are just not good for us—even during survivorship. Admitting these behaviors is the first step to beating them. It paves the way for us to step back and examine our habits.
You might wonder why we consistently focus on Diet, Movement, Environment, Rejuvenation and Spirit. Well, these are our Five Golden Health Strategies because they have the biggest impact on our health, recovery from cancer treatment and cancer risk reduction. Here’s the scoop.
Dr. Alschuler and Karolyn appeared on Dr. Ronald Hoffman's Intelligent Medicine to introduce the iTHRIVE Plan, our science-based program that will take cancer survivors step-by-step through affirmative actions to enhance their health.