RESOURCES

Integrative Medicine Resources

PubMed

Through NIH National Library of Medicine, PubMed is the collection of citations from millions of medical and science resources. This is where you find the original research papers.

Go to PubMed

MSKCC About Herbs

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's database updated by Integrative Medicine experts providing objective and evidence-based data.

Go to MSKCC

Examine

Examine is an independent database of evidence-based nutrition and supplement research

Go to Examine

Natural Medicine Database

A subscription-based database of dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.

Go to Natural Medicine Database

NCCIH

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health supports research and provides  information about complementary health products and practices.

Go to NCCIH

OncANP

The Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians is the professional  organization for ND's who focus on cancer care.  Learn more about what ND's do. You can also use the "Find an ND" feature to locate an ND near you.

Go To OncANP

conventional cancer resources

Cancer Jargon Defined

It can be challenging to process information at the fast pace of medical visits. Add to this, many of the words are new to non-medical folks. This link to cancer.net can be used to find definitions of cancer terms.

Dictionary

NCCN Patient Guides

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has created patient-oriented primers on many cancer types. These are informative and useful, with questions you can ask your doctors to clarify the details of your diagnosis or treatment.

NCCN Patient Guides

Chemo Care Drug Information

Want to know more about a drug you are currently taking or going to take? ChemoCare is a website with a wealth of information in plain English. Drugs and their side effects as well as some preventative measures to take can be found here. 

Drug Info

NUTRITION RESOURCES

EAT THIS MUCH

Eat This Much logo carrot help with diet recipes for cancer care

Looking to customize meals? Enter in your food preferences, calories, food avoidances, etc., and get menus for the day, week, or month! Download the shopping list and you're on your way! 

Take me there!

NUTRITION DATA

Nutrition information Food nutrients and vitamins by food or recipe

Want to run that recipe you have through a nutritional X-ray so you can see all the fat, protein, carb's, fiber and vitamins and minerals? Nutrition Data is a little technical in its content (and a bit cumbersome to be honest), but if you want to know what fats your almonds have, or how nutritious Grandma's oatmeal cookies really are, then it's well worth the effort.

Let's go!

NUTRITION IN CANCER CARE

National Institute of Health Nutrition in Cancer Care link

 Evidence-based information through the National Institute for Health and the National Cancer Institute. For those in active treatment who want to avoid or reduce side effects, this is a good place to start. 

Go to NCI

USDA DATABASES

USDA logo nutrition data

 Look up singular foods by brand and type. The USDA database is behind much of the nutrition information you find online. This is the most convenient way to find the original nutritional information on any singular foods (this includes brand differences too).

Find out more

HARVARD NUTRITION

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Logo

There is no shortage of information on the internet, and that can be a problem itself. Reliable information on diets, macronutrients, micronutrients along with recipes and evidence-based nutrition... Harvard Nutrition does it all without commercial bias.

To Harvard, Please

Recipes

Super Smoothie

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Your doctor wants you to drink a high calorie over-the-counter shake. Here's our favorite recipe that is tasty and easy to make.

TAKE ME TO YOUR SMOOTHIE!

Ginger Melon Popsicles

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All fruit popsicles are soothing when you have mouth sores or nausea. Ginger calms the stomach while watermelon provides electrolytes.

LET'S GO!

Bone Broth

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Chicken, beef, or lamb, this soup is delicious and comforting on its own, or use as a nourishing base for your favorite soup.

SOUNDS YUM!

Common side effects

Printable PDFs covering common side effects of cancer treatments.