Disclaimer: I AM NOT listing these therapies here as a sign of endorsement. They are not listed here as a recommendation, but as a resource, a point of departure for your own research, so that those of you intending to do their own "due-diligence" on therapies, tests and supplements may use this list as a 'check list'.
Please note that there are some therapies on this list that I would absolutely NOT use under any circumstances, and others that would not be my first choice, because more efficient & less expensive ones are available.
So please do seek advice of a qualified practitioner, someone with a proper background in supporting patients with the condition(s) you are working with. As part of my work with my patients, I will give my thoughts on the pro's and con's of these therapies, tests and supplements, as well as my detailed recommendations of which might suit your particular situation best.
In the list below, I have tried to locate links to pages that offer independent information, ie. where the information is not motivated or influenced by potential commercial gain. Where I could not locate any quality links to independent sites and had to include links to commercial sites, I have mentioned this and I would suggest you EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION and common sense, because commercial sites profit financially from the sale of the products they recommend, which potentially might influence their perspective.
Caution: it is absolutely possible for you to encounter highly qualified professionals who are 100% convinced that a specific therapy works wonders, and for those claims to still be wrong. In my opinion you should NEVER believe a single opinion - always double check and try to locate as many different qualified opinions, if possible underpinned by independently verified studies, before you decide to spend time and/or money on a product or a therapy.
Also note that every single product and therapy has side effects, especially herbal products, even in the form of tea or infusions. Every single therapy, however innocent and 'natural' it may seem to you, can interact with traditional medicine and drugs so I highly recommend to get the advise of a trained professional to help you decide what works best in your specific case.
One well-known example of apparently 'innocent' food causing dangerous interactions with drugs is Grapefruit and and Pomegrenate fruit, and their juices, which contain a substance called naringenin which decreases the rate of elimination of drugs through the liver (a pathway called cytochrome P450). This decrease in excretion results in a massive increase of the time any affected drugs spend in your bloodstream, which could effectively lead to an overdose.
(Listed in alphabetical order. To locate a word on this page, hold down the CTRL key and click 'F' at the same time, then type the search term into the search window that opens). To report a broken link or suggest a link not mentioned here, please email me.
If you are looking into complementary or natural therapy options either as a practitioner or as a patient, you may also wish to take a look at the John Boik tome 'Natural Compounds in Cancer Therapy' a free pdf download of which is available here.
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