Weekly Schedule

Tue, April 22, 2014 - Stress, Mind-Body Medicine and the Healing Journey -

Dis-ease tells a story not just of the cells and a diagnosis, but of the self and our life. On this episode, Dr. Paul Epstein joins us to discuss how connecting the cell and the self can impact the healing journey and where managing stress fits.

Paul Epstein, ND, is a leading voice in Mind-Body Integrative Medicine. As a pioneer in Mindful Healing, he has quietly and persistently been leading the charge to bring awareness to the mind-body connection, and its extraordinary role in healing, for more than 30 years.

Dr. Epstein maintains a private practice in Westport, CT; travels extensively, lecturing, leading workshops, seminars and retreats worldwide. He also trains health practitioners seeking to integrate mind-body methodology into their therapeutic work.

It is his fervent belief that authentic healing occurs only when the whole person- mind, body and spirit, is engaged in the healing process.

The conversation begins at 7 pm EST. Listen and ask your questions in the chat room at www.w4cs.com.


Tue, May 13, 2014 - What You Need to Know About Obesity and Cancer -

Alice Bender, MS, RDN, is the Associate Director for Nutrition Programs at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). She visits Five to Thrive Live to explain what women need to know about obesity and cancer. 

Obesity increases the risk for ovarian cancer, joining seven other cancers. This means many cancer cases every year in the US could be prevented with healthy weight. Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly cancers – we don’t know a lot about preventing it, so this is one piece women should know to help reduce their risk.

This is the latest report from the AICR/WCRF Continuous Update Project (CUP) and adds to our knowledge about how diet, weight and physical activity play a role in lowering risk for specific cancers. It’s important to put all this information into perspective and what it means for individuals trying to make daily choices.

Alice Bender translates the science of cancer prevention into practical advice. Through AICR’s Health Professionals program she helps health providers in many settings stay up to date on the research on how diet, weight and physical activity link to cancer prevention and survivorship. As AICR’s spokesperson, she keeps the public informed on cancer-preventive lifestyle choices through appearances on radio and television and in print news. Ms. Bender earned a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Public Health from Columbia University Teachers College and has provided nutrition education and counseling for over 25 years.

The conversation begins at 7 pm EST. Listen and ask your questions in the chat room at www.w4cs.com.

Five to Thrive Live airs every Tuesday at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET. We hope that you are able to listen live and join our discussions on the Cancer Support Network (www.w4cs.com). To listen, click here on Tuesday evenings. For iTunes users, launch iTunes, select “Internet” and then “News / Talk Radio.” Double-click on “W4CS Radio” to begin streaming. To listen live, go to W4CS.com at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET every Tuesday night. Don’t Miss It! The show is also re-broadcast on W4WN.com Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. ET and on HealthCafeLive.com Thursday and Fridays at 9 p.m. ET.

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