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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 …