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If you or any of your loved ones have been faced with a cancer diagnosis, you will probably be asking yourself questions like: “how did this happen?”, “what does this mean?”, “am I going to die?” and the most difficult question is: “what should I do?”

A cancer diagnosis can leave you shocked, in denial, resentful, angry and overwhelmed. Given your stressful circumstances, complex medical system and advice flowing at you from all directions, it can be very difficult to make a choice about the best approach to deal with your disease.

Take Your Time

Although doctors will usually rush you into treatment, giving yourself a chance to think more clearly about your treatment options, do some research and start making changes in your life before starting any treatment can be of great advantage. You can always ask your doctor for some time to think about your treatment options and in most cases that’s possible.

What Your Doctor will Probably Tell You

Typically your doctors will talk to you about average survival for your particular type and stage of cancer and direct you to the conventional treatment plan that is usually standardized to your particular diagnosis but not unique for you. It will probably include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. They will usually discuss with you the details of each of these treatment protocols and make sure you know of any expected side effects so that you can be prepared for the worst.

Although your doctor is highly trained and caring, he or she may not tell you important things you need to know about cancer in order to maximize the effects of mainstream medical treatments, improve quality of life and prevent recurrence. This is simply because he or she is mainly trained in conventional medicine and probably doesn’t have the time or expertise to offer you any advice in the field of natural healing.

If you are battling cancer, want to reduce your risk or prevent recurrence there are important things that you need to know about cancer

You need to know about things like: What is cancer? What are the possible underlying risk factors? What’s the role of natural nutrition in fighting cancer? How can natural supplements help? What’s the Role of chronic stress in Cancer? Are there toxicity and environmental links to cancer? And what is the importance of psycho-spiritual balance for cancer healing?

Medical treatments can help you control cancer but they are only one piece of the puzzle.

Conventional medical treatments mostly control cancer by destroying cancer cells and come with the unfortunate downside of killing many healthy cells in the process which cause unwanted short and long-term side effects. Once you’re done with any of these treatments, you are left with no guidance at how to deal with side effects or prevent recurrence. Moreover none of these medical treatments will work on strengthening the immune system or nourishing the body to help it heal and recover.

While you can certainly take advantage of conventional treatments, you need to know that when it comes to fighting cancer, you need every tool available.

Using an integrated approach that utilizes natural cancer-fighting tools side by side with conventional treatment can definitely maximize your treatment outcome and prevent cancer recurrence.

From my experience in the medical cancer field and in coaching many cancer patients, I’ve found that an integrative approach makes a huge difference in the treatment outcome and quality of life for cancer patients.


A Holistic Approach to Fight Cancer

A holistic approach to fight cancer focuses on changing the environment of the body that encouraged the cancer to grow in the first place. It is a personalized functional approach that works on identifying and correcting any body system imbalances that promote cancer. It works to inhibit tumor growth, strengthen the immune system and boost the effect of conventional therapies while reducing their side effects

A holistic approach to fight cancer that utilizes natural cancer-fighting tools such as nutrition and lifestyle modifications can increase your chance of beating cancer.


As a certified cancer coach and holistic nutritionist, I can tell you that science has shown that 30% of cancer deaths can be prevented just by making positive changes in diet, physical activity and minimizing toxic carcinogens.

The truth is that beating cancer requires major lifestyle changes. If you want to eradicate cancer and prevent recurrence, you will need to look deeper into the nutritional, physical, psycho-spiritual and environmental aspects of your life.

Back to You

Whether you are currently battling cancer, want to prevent recurrence or simply reduce your risk factors, I wish you all the best in your health journey and hope that you get enlightened, empowered and inspired to take the right action after reading this article.

This is an excerpt from  my latest e-book A Holistic approach to Fight Cancer-What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Cancer”. You can download your free copy here.

For more information about Healthy U Turn “5 Sep Holistic Cancer Support” Program, contact Oakville nutritionist Maha Nasr at 416 876 4634 to book an appointment or sign up for a FREE Clarity Session to learn more about our approach and to discuss any concerns.

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Maha Nasr

Maha Nasr, MD (Egy.), PhD, C.H.N.C.-founder and owner of Healthy U Turn-is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and weight loss coach with a strong medical background. In 2016, she was nominated for the first annual holistic nutrition award – “Trail Blazer Award” – for exceptional work in the holistic nutrition industry within Canada. Maha is passionate about empowering women 40+ who struggle with resistant weight loss and underlying hormonal and/or digestive imbalances to get back in shape and reclaim their health naturally without deprivation or struggle. She strives to help them ditch the diet and embrace a natural lifestyle that allows them to stay healthy and fit for life, feel more confident about their bodies and at peace with their health. Find out more about her approach and how she can help at

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