<b>Is There a Holistic Spa that Offers Healing and Nutrition for Cancer Patients?? </b>
A woman with early stage breast cancer wants to know if there is a spa she can go to that specializes in complementary healing & nutrition...
Dear Belleruth, I have just been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer and am in the process of getting additional test and seeing different doctors to help me determine the best treatment that I feel comfortable with. Besides planning to use some of your tapes and videos, I would like to go to a spa that specializes in complementary healing, nutrition etc for a week. Do you have any suggestions on appropriate spas?
It sounds like you’re a dedicated researcher, which is just what you need to be in order to take charge of your healing. Kudos to you.
The place I’d recommend you visiting isn’t really a spa, but it’s where I’d go and where I’ve sent (or escorted) many friends: The Block Center in Evanston, Illinois.
Few people know as much about nutrition as Keith Block MD. He studies the latest cancer research, figures out the best and safest ways to deliver chemotherapy (alongside nutritional supplements), examines the best ways to, not just kill cancer, but to keep it away by making the body a less friendly environment to it; and he manufactures nutritional supplements with such perfectionist exactitude, he makes persnickety people like me look like feckless layabouts.
There’s a two-day assessment, after which you get a personalized nutritional and behavioral regimen, based on your lab work (some very fancy assays), and an extensive questionnaire. You also visit with a panel of experts who help educate you about how to eat and what else to change in your life to best reduce stress and make your body more healthy and resilient.
We described this center years ago in our Hot Programs section. We were impressed with it then and we continue to be impressed now. You can find that write-up here.
I hope this helps.
Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award