Cancer Stem Cells Functional medicine is the new movement in medicine that seeks the root cause(s) of disease for each individual. Functional medicine is also a return to the roots of what a physician or doctor is—Docēre rāphè. Words still have meaning. Rāphè is the Hebrew root word for physician which can be translated healer […]
Intravenous (IV) vitamin C history For years, since 2008 to be exact, I have been an advocate for the IV use of Vitamin C (IVC), also called ascorbic acid, when treating cancer and a variety of other conditions, but the science for IVC has been around for quite some time. Linus Pauling and […]
Nutrigenomics Have you ever wondered about how a good diet or a bad diet could affect your body? I’m not just talking about how nutrition can play a role in how you feel or how the number of calories in and the number of calories out can affect the size of your waist-line. I’m talking […]
Sometimes Nurse Practitioners who practice wellness get a personal wake up call. After a recent phone call, I was immediately transported back 20 years ago when I received an almost identical call. Both times, I understood the information. Both times, I instantly denied the information. But each time, reality seeped into every adrenaline soaked […]
Keeping On Track With Your Health- It Really Can Be Simple. January, February, March have passed by and we are now moving into April. So, how is your health? How are your new year resolutions to improve your Health going? By this time each year, many have fizzled in […]
Mushrooms! What does that make you think of? Psychedelic mushrooms? Smoking mushrooms? Culinary mushrooms? Gateway drugs? Poison? Mushrooms can be many and all of these. But, I want to discuss the amazing medicinal value of mushrooms. Not the “medicinal” that has been abused and misused for political and/or marketing purposes. I am […]
Early detection saves lives. This 15-minute non-invasive test is a valuable procedure and designed to improve detection of breast disease. There is no contact with the body of any kind, no radiation, and the procedure is painless. It uses Thermography, a process of infrared technology to spot abnormalities in your breasts by measuring temperature variations.
This state-of-the-art DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging)system is able to read functional changes in the breast at the critical point when a tumor begins to receive its own blood supply – before malignant cells have a chance to spread.
Mammograms continue to be the mantra we hear every October during the annual Breast Cancer Awareness month. This screening tool may help identify cancer but it certainly doesn’t prevent breast cancer. At Forum Health Knoxville, every month is breast cancer awareness month as we are always looking at risk factors and working towards strengthening the body.
Cancer cells have three basic characteristics. They multiply more rapidly than normal cells; they are less differentiated (immature); and they don’t die (apoptosis) when they are supposed to. Many factors either contribute to or help prevent this horrific chain of events. Our goal at Forum Health Knoxville, is to uncover these factors before the mammogram reveals cancer.
Dr. John Lee describes in his book, “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Breast Cancer,” risk factors that are not commonly discussed. We are vigilant to uncover all of these and more. Through testing, we can identify such risk factors as estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, elevated cortisol levels, and how your body metabolizes estrogen.
Furthermore, as a breast cancer survivor myself, I am dedicated to helping women avoid this diagnosis.
On Thursday, December 8, we will be offering thermogram screening. To schedule an appointment for the screening or for more information regarding true breast cancer prevention, call our office at (865) 675-9355.
Thermography is quickly becoming the new standard in the field of breast-cancer screening. This procedure is non-invasive, inexpensive, comfortable, and does not cause radiation exposure or compression of the breasts. On Thursday, December 8th, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Forum Health Knoxville is will offer Thermography Breast Screening.