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Five to Thrive Booklet

Are you ready to thrive? Then we have a free gift for you!... Read more

iHeartRadio: Natural Cold/Flu Prevention and Treatment

It’s that time of year again. If you are interested in natural and effective ways to prevent and treat the cold and flu, you won’t want to miss this show. ... Read more

iHeartRadio: Understandings Insulin Resistance

On this episode, we will explore causes of insulin resistance including diet, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalances and environmental toxicity.... Read more

Live a Spicy and Long(er) Life

Spices have been used to flavor, color and preserve food for thousands of years. Humankind’s appetite for spices has spurred travel, conquest, and wars. While the delightful, aromatic and intoxicating flavors derived from spices have apparently motivated these rather momentous events in human history, recent research adds another attribute to spices, particularly chili peppers. ... Read more

iHeartRadio: Surviving Survivorship

Congratulations! Now what? Fasten your seat belts, and let the adventure begin as you embark upon a whole new journey.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Probiotics and Immunity

You won’t want to miss this episode because you’ll get practical advice and cutting edge information about strengthening immunity.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Reducing Risk of Liver Cancer

​On this episode discover ​what “liver health” is and why we should be concerned about it.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Natural Ways to Boost Detoxification

Listeners will discover the truth about detox diets and explore some of the emotional aspects of detoxification.... Read more

Controlling Portion Size is Key

A foundational component of the Five to Thrive diet is to eat enough but not too much. Excess calories can lead to excess weight and often when we are overeating, we are not getting the vital nutrients we need.... Read more

Our Ode to Olive Oil

We consider the Mediterranean diet to be one of the best diets to reduce the risk of cancer. A unique feature of the Mediterranean diet is that it includes olive oil.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Enhancing Wellness with Creativity

This episode of Five to Thrive Live features two expert guests who will discuss how creativity can enhance wellness and help us heal.... Read more

We will miss Dr. Wayne Dyer

This week an iconic spiritual teacher passed away. Wayne Dyer, PhD, was an internationally renowned best-selling author and beloved speaker. Dr. Dyer was a champion of human kind and believed that we all have the power to live an extraordinary life no matter what our circumstances are.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Bacteria and Your Health

Robert Rountree, MD, is on this episode to discuss the importance of bacterial balance. Listeners will discover practical ways to create bacterial balance and enhance vitality.​... Read more

iHeartRadio: Exploring Inner Transformation

Best-selling author, poet, and spiritual teacher Mark Nepo describes his experience with cancer and his healing journey.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Talking to Your Doctor

On this episode, Karolyn interviews Dr. Alschuler about her recent tour of Australia where she did numerous seminars to educate doctors about integrative cancer care.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Creating Your Survivorship Plan

​Show hosts Dr. Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella give practical advice about how to prioritize your health after cancer treatment.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Finding a New Beginning After Cancer

Cancer survivor and internationally renowned photographer Bill Aron, PhD, will share his story about his cancer diagnosis and describe why he wanted to create a book featuring photographs of inspirational cancer survivors from all walks of life.... Read more

5 Tips to Multiply Your Minutes of Movement

There was a time when we felt the only way to be fit was to put on your work out clothes and hit the gym for an hour each day. For those of us who are not inclined to make time for a gym workout, thankfully there is an alternative.... Read more

Put These on Your Plate

These potent natural chemicals have actually been shown in clinical studies to kill cancer cells, enhance immunity, and reduce inflammation.... Read more

Have You Tried Yoga Yet?

If you haven’t tried yoga yet, here are a few reasons why you may want to give it a try!... Read more

10 Reasons to Drink More Water

Do you drink enough water? Check out this infographic to find out.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Better Oral Health With Herbs

Discover simple, at home remedies to help enhance your the health of teeth and gums.... Read more

More Benefits of Light Intensity Physical Activity

A study published in mid-April is changing the way we think about exercise. Srinivasan Beddhu, from the University of Utah School of Medicine and colleagues analyzed data from 3,626 of the participants in the NHANES cohort whose activity had been tracked with accelerometers to examine whether low intensity exercise impacted long term health.... Read more

What Is Insulin Resistance? Why Is It Important?

One of the most challenging, important concepts underlying chronic diseases is a concept called insulin resistance. This is something that is increasingly prevalent in people and it really goes hand-in-hand with the increasing amount of obesity that we are seeing.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Healthy People With Cancer

On this episode, we explore what it means to be healthy before a cancer diagnosis, how it impacts the way you go through treatment, and what habits to develop that build and cultivate resilience.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: How to Recover From Chemobrain

We can recover brain function much more than we think! On this episode, brain researcher Xavier Figueroa, PhD, explains how people can recover from chemobrain and other brain injuries.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Brain Boosting Foods That Taste Great

On this episode, chef, author and culinary expert Rebecca Katz helps translate brain science into the kitchen for optimal yum.... Read more

Patient Empowerment

One of the most fundamental rights that each of us has is the right health care. That does not just mean access to healthcare. It also means access to quality healthcare. It means access to relationships with our healthcare providers that are deep enough that they truly understand who we are, what is driving and causing our symptoms,... Read more

What Is Naturopathic Oncology?

What we are really focused on is providing support through naturopathic principles and practice from the time even before the diagnosis of cancer, if people are interested in prevention, through the time of active oncology treatment all the way past the time to the prevention of recurrence.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Environmental Toxicity and Cancer Risk

Environmental medicine expert, Dr. Walter Crinnion, shares his advice about how we can reduce the impact that environmental toxins have on our health.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Simple Steps to Releasing Fear

There are five steps to letting go of cancer fear. On this episode you'll find out what those steps are and how you can implement them into your daily lives. Learn how to transform that paralyzing fear into empowerment.... Read more

A Tip for Releasing Fear of Cancer Recurrence

It’s Monday, and on Thursday you’re having a followup scan to check for evidence of cancer recurrence. You feel fine, but the fear won’t leave you alone. Your neck and shoulders are tense, you’re not sleeping, and you can’t seem to focus at work. You wonder how you’re going to make it through the week.... Read more

How Much Exercise Is Needed to Decrease Cancer Risk?

One of the key components of good health is movement. Our bodies are meant to move and in fact this has been something that naturopathic doctors have been telling patients for a very long time.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Spirituality in Action

On this episode find out what it means to be engaged spiritually and how we can lead with spirit and heart in order to guide the heal and healing of our own lives and the betterment of our community.... Read more

Epigentics and Cancer Prevention: How our lifestyle choices impact our DNA

One of the most interesting, really fascinating aspects of our understanding about cancer is a concept called, epigenetics. You’re probably thinking “Epi – what???”... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: How to Protect and Enhance Skin Health

On this episode, Dr. Trevor Holly Cates, also known as The Spa Dr and is a leading skin health expert, shares her secrets and cutting edge wisdom on how to help you achieve glowing, vibrant skin.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Learning More About Genetics and Cancer

Naturopathic oncology expert, Dr. Dan Rubin, joins us to discuss the impact our genetics have on cancer risk and treatment outcomes. Learn how our genetics impact inflammation, immunity and more. And more importantly, learn what we can do about it!... Read more

Do Dietary Supplements Increase Cancer Risk?

A recent presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting has been getting a lot of media attention lately. Basically, the researcher challenged the safety of dietary supplements, specifically multivitamins, and stated that taking dietary supplements may increase cancer risk.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Understanding a Remarkable Botanical - Honokiol

On this episode, Isaac Eliaz, MD, explains the diverse benefits of the botanical extract honokiol.... Read more

Lifestyle Factors and Liver Cancer Risk

Study finds that obesity increases the risk of liver cancer as well as three or more daily alcoholic drinks increase the risk of liver cancer. Interestingly, the study found that coffee consumption decreased the risk of liver cancer. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Prostate Cancer and Active Surveillance

This year 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Many of them will choose "active surveillance" because their cancer is slow moving and in the early stages.... Read more

Good Ol’ Vitamin C May Help Women With Breast Cancer

An important study was published in the March 2014 issue of the European Journal of Cancer that took a deep look at the effects of vitamin C on breast cancer survival.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Proactive Breast Cancer Prevention

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, also known as "The Natural Nurse," gives listeners practical advice on how to reduce risk of breast cancer.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Healing Power of Nature-Based Therapies

What is ecotherapy and how can it benefit our health?... Read more

How Dwelling Can Be Dangerous

Have you spent any time ruminating recently? That’s when we obsess and over-think things. The term rumination actually refers to chewing on something and that’s what we do in our minds—we chew and chew and chew.... Read more

Attention Carnivores: Here’s The Truth About Red Meat

A recent study involving meat intake and cancer risk made us think about the bad wrap that meat sometimes gets. Saying all meat is bad is like saying all berries are good, when, in fact, non-organic berries can be very bad. So, let’s break it down first by taking a look at the latest study.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Reclaim Your Identity After Trauma

Michele Rosenthal, author of Your Life After Trauma discusses three key steps everyone needs to take to heal from trauma.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple

On this episode the topic of meditation is explored but it's more about how to live a more mindful life.... Read more

Science Update on Citicoline to Support Brain Health

Citicoline is a natural substance that supplies the brain with vital nutrients so it can continually generate electrical impulses and protect neurons from free radical damage.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Creating Calm And Sleeping Soundly

On this episode, holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos will give advice on how to reduce anxiety, cope with stress and sleep better.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Love, Compassion, and Equanimity

During this inspiring episode, learn how mindfulness can help cultivate compassion, equanimity, and love.... Read more

How to Fall in Love with Exercise: Participate in activities you actually enjoy

We all know we should exercise and that we will feel better after we exercise. But expecting yourself to get excited about exercise when all you focus on is the should and the reward is akin to expecting kids to get excited about eating their vegetables because they should—and they’ll get dessert when they’re done.... Read more

Your Tummy Loves Ginger

Of all its uses, ginger is best known for its ability to soothe an upset stomach. Today, ginger’s most popular uses include the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, chemotherapy, motion sickness, and surgery, as well as arthritis.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Inspiration from Singer and Songwriter ILSE

On this episode, ILSE talks about being bullied and how she overcame many obstacles to become a recording artist. You'll also hear her latest single... Read more

Love Your Heart with CoQ10

Did you know that our hearts beat about 100,000 times every day? During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.... Read more

Play Pleases the Heart and Soul

When we play, we can discover a great deal about ourselves and others. In fact, did you know there is even an American Journal of Play and a National Institute for Play? Play is serious business! ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Is the FODMAP Diet for You?

Have you heard of the FODMAP diet? It can help with all kinds of digestive issues.... Read more

7 Ways to Get Back that Lovin’ Feeling

Cancer is traumatic and stressful on couples. If you feel like cancer has caused you to lose the connectedness and intimacy you once shared with your spouse or significant other, you are not alone. With so many challenges, how do you begin to get these feelings back? It may take some time, but taking steps as often as you feel up to it may help.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Natural Solutions for Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential mineral that is involved in a variety of important bodily functions. Unfortunately, certain individuals are at risk of iron deficiency. On this episode find out why iron is so essential and how you can enhance the iron in your diet. You’ll also discover the truth about iron supplements from our expert guest, registered pharmacist and best selling author Sherry Torkos, RPh.... Read more

What the FODMAP?!

No, “FODMAP” is not a foreign delicacy nor is it a curse word. It is actually an acronym representing a diet protocol now being used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, gas and bloating.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Enhancing Cervical Health Naturally

On this episode you will also find out the latest information about controversial HPV vaccines.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Making Sense of Melatonin

How much should you take? Is it safe? What can it do? You just may be surprised by the answers!... Read more

Fitness and Friendship: A Great Combination!

Research indicates that regular exercise combined with a strong social network is even more powerful.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Searching for SACRED Survival

On this episode learn how to transform a life from bearable to beautiful and get tips on how to navigate during times of uncertainty and loss.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Codependent Caregiver

This episode explores the fascinating, complex personality traits that can surface during being a caregiver or experiencing an illness such as cancer.... Read more

Thinking Like a Thriver

What we believe can become habit, especially core beliefs that have stayed with us from childhood or have even been passed on for generations.... Read more

Quality Ingredients Make The Difference

We are often asked why we have “branded ingredients” as our sponsors: Setria® (glutathione), Cognizin® (citicoline), Suntheanine® (L-theanine), and Sunphenon® (organic green tea). Before we answer that question, it’s important to explain exactly what a branded ingredient is.... Read more

How to Set Healthy Boundaries and Implement the Five to Thrive Plan

Setting healthy boundaries can have a huge impact on our emotional, physical, and spiritual health. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Quenching the Fires of Inflammation

On this episode, we connect the dots between inflammation and illness... Read more

Thriver as Teacher

We have often said that some of our best teachers in the world of cancer care are the survivors: those brave souls who have made the journey and in a reflective, heartfelt way, they exude lessons of courage, transformation and love.... Read more

Take Five—Not Minutes, Deep Breathes!

Soon the December solstice will be upon us. Depending on where you live, the shortest day of the year will be on December 20, 21, 22, or 23. For many, this can be an exciting time of the year with Holiday festivities, the approaching New Year, and a time to do our own version of hibernation. But for some, this time of year can be very challenging.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Picture Your Prosperity Post Cancer

What are the secrets to planning a prosperous future?... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Caring for the Caregiver

On this show, caregivers will get practical advice on how to stay healthy and energized this holiday season... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Learning About Lung Cancer

Learn about risk factors and the truth about e-cigarettes... Read more

Practitioner Chat with Dr. Lise Alschuler

A diagnosis of cancer is a tremendous opportunity to rediscover our most profound desire to live fully, deeply and truly. Life is a most precious gift, with each life unique in all of creation.... Read more

Let’s Give Thanks Thrivers!

As you anticipate the calming effects of the tryptophan in your tasty turkey (or vegetarian substitute), think too about the thanks in Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, but did you know that scientific research demonstrates that gratitude can be even more powerful when it is expressed.... Read more

Caring for the Caregiver – 4 Simple Ways to Boost Your Nutrition

Making nutritious meals can seem daunting, especially when faced with the many other challenges of caring for a loved one.... Read more

How Dr. Eric Dorninger Lives the Five to Thrive Plan

On the Five to Thrive podcast, The Many Faces of Hypothyroidism, Eric Dorninger, ND, explains how the thyroid, an endocrine gland, can reveal sources of fatigue, brain fog, depression and inflammation... Read more

The Power of the Creative Word

Writing is, in fact, a sacred act—a communion of spirit, mind and our sense of belonging or community. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: How to Boost Brain Health Naturally

Dr. Danielle Citrolo discusses the various ways we can naturally and effectively enhance and support brain health... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Setting Healthy Boundaries

On this episode, learn why boundaries are so important and how to create them... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Fun with Flavanoids!

​There are compounds in food and supplements that can help reduce inflammation, enhance immunity, balance blood sugar, and reduce risk of disease.... Read more

How One Fearless, Fabulous Cancer Survivor Implements the Five to Thrive Plan

In her appearance on Five to Thrive Live, Melanie Young shared tips and wisdom on developing a deeply satisfying life.... Read more

Have You Been Playing Enough Lately?

Find time to embrace and experience joy, spontaneity and fun through the act of play... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Fearless Fabulous You - Cancer Survivor

Melanie Young shares tips and wisdom on developing a deeply satisfying life.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Multivitamin Mineral & Cancer Survivors

Did you know there are ingredients in a multi that cancer survivors should not take?... Read more

Choice by Choice:  Getting back in charge of your wellness after cancer

Survivorship is an opportunity to become re-empowered: to rediscover your own ability to create wellness and with it, peace of mind.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Winning at Weight Loss

Here are some practical strategies for successful weight loss that last.... Read more

5 Ways to Create Healthy Boundaries to Establish and Maintain Balance

Do you have balanced relationships with loved ones? Are you balancing those fall comfort foods with equal amounts of colorful fruits and vegetables?... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Many Faces of Hypothyroidism

What is one of the most misdiagnosed and missed illnesses of our time? This guest says its hypothyroid.... Read more

RDA for Vitamin D is “Grossly Inadequate”

A huge and growing amount of research has now shown that vitamin D deficiency is very common (at least 50% of the general population and 80% in infants), and plays a major role in the development in many of the chronic degenerative diseases.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Understanding Chinese Medicine

​Chinese herbs and acupuncture has a lot to offer the person going through cancer treatment.... Read more

Getting the most out of your fruits and vegetables!

With the summer drawing to its glorious end, a veritable cornucopia of tree-ripened fruits, berries and luscious vegetables await our hungry palates.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Practical Advice to Help You Thrive

What diet is best? How important is movement? What dietary supplements should I take? Get answers to these questions and more on this episode!... Read more

The Ice Bucket Challenge, Robin Williams, and Lessons Learned

What lessons can we learn from these experiences that we now share as a culture? Life is humbling. It does not matter how successful you may be in the eyes of the world—life will present obstacles. These obstacles are gifts. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Stress Remedy

On this episode find out how to optimize health during times of stress from Dr. Doni Wilson, author of The Stress Remedy.... Read more

Back to School Brain Boosters

It’s that time of year again, when young and old alike search for wisdom as they crack open those books and buckle down.... Read more

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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 ( 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 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET every Tuesday night. Don’t Miss It! The show is also re-broadcast on Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. ET and on Thursday and Fridays at 9 p.m. ET. You can also catch our podcast on iHeartRadio Talk.

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