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Combining Medicine with Complementary Therapies

In Healing & Wellness by Nordic Wisdom

Once I started having a clearer idea that my lifework would involve helping other people with cancer, my greatest mission took a clear form: to advocate that medical treatments, complementary therapies, and diet go hand in hand. It is not right for patients to have to “hide” the fact that they are supporting their medical treatment with therapies such as …

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What To Say (and What Not To Say) To a Sick Person

In Healing & Wellness by Nordic Wisdom

The following tips are an excerpt from Karita Aaltonen’s book I Survived: A Nordic Woman’s Guide to Healing from Cancer. When you are sick, even small and well-intentioned things can be annoying. “If anyone is going to make it, it’ll be you.”  No, I did not want anyone to outdo me in my positivity. I wanted to be the one …

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Are You Always Hungry? 5 Suggestions to Consider from a Certified Nutritional Adviser

In Food & Nutrition by Nordic Wisdom

It’s smart to eat when you’re hungry. It’s your body’s simple signal that you need energy and nutrients. Paying attention to that signal is embedded in your instinct for survival. However, it’s easy to confuse these signals for other things, and what you eat impacts how your body responds to fuel and appetite. If you find that you’re always hungry, …

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5 Benefits of a Low-Carb Diet

In Food & Nutrition by Nordic Wisdom

Always consult your doctor whenever you are making a drastic change in your diet. You may not always be suited to the diet that you choose. If you’re looking to lose weight, the low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet is the best for you because it targets your metabolism. In that, you are eating good, clean and tasty food that helps your …