Weekly Schedule

Tue, April 29, 2014 - How to Restore Function to Tissues in the Body and Decrease Pain -

On this episode, Holly Christy, ND, LAc, joins Five to Thrive Live to explain how counterstrain can benefit people impacted by cancer. Counterstrain is a manual therapy technique that is designed to restore function to tissues in the body that are creating patterns of pain and organ dysfunction.  When a tissue has been arrested in a chronic state of spasm by enacting a protective reflex arc, it cannot perform its physiological function any longer. With counterstrain, we can restore function and decrease pain simply by shutting down the reflex arc that causes dysfunction in the offending tissues.

Dr. Holly Christy is the Medical Director and founder of Element 7 Wellness. She is passionate about working with each patient on a highly individualized plan to reach their optimal wellness. Although her focus is mostly on the physical aspects of wellness, she recognizes that true wellness is established by addressing all elements of wellness: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental and financial.

Dr. Christy earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington, Master of Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.  She has been in practice since 2000.

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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