Category: Ackerman Cancer Center Wellness

Exercising for Breast Cancer Patients

Exercise can boost your mood, give your immune system a kick, and help relieve some cancer-related aches and pains. Certified personal trainer Annie Pipkin has a quick interval workout that can be adjusted to any fitness level and done in the comfort of your home.

Self-Care for Caregivers

For many, becoming a caregiver to a sick loved one is unexpected. The new role can be stressful, emotional, and come with many new and unfamiliar duties. Oncology Social Worker Lauren DeWitt shares some tips on caring for yourself as a caregiver.

Breast Cancer and the Sunshine Vitamin- Why You Should Add Vitamin D to Your Toolbox for Beating Breast Cancer

Vitamin D helps our immune function, strengthens our bones, and can even boost our mood. For women undergoing breast cancer treatment, it could play an even bigger role in enhancing the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation. Dr. Todd Robinson, a naturopathic doctor who partners with Ackerman Cancer Center as a part of our wellness program and whole-patient care.

A Burning Topic: A Nutritionist’s Perspective on Food Preparation Methods

Man has been grilling, smoking, and even frying foods since the discovery of fire. Steaks and burgers with perfect grill marks paired beautifully with french fries is iconic, and we admit it tastes great. But those cooking methods come with risks, Karen has some food for thought as we head into this summer grilling season.

Have You Talked About Herbs and Supplements With Your Oncologist?

Herbs and supplements can significantly enhance or derail your cancer treatment. An in-depth conversation with a well-versed physician about the supplements you’re taking can make a big difference in how you feel and your overall outcome. Our guest blogger, Dr. Todd Robinson is a friend of Ackerman Cancer Center and a trusted resource for our patients. He lays out the importance of herbs and supplements during cancer treatment.