Naturopathic Medicine for Digestive Cancers
Listen to naturopath Daniel Kellman, ND, FABNO discuss how naturopathic medicine can be an important part of a digestive cancer patient's treatment. In our hospitals, naturopathic medicine is used in conjunction with conventional treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation) and other supportive therapies such as nutrition.
Daniel Kellman: Naturopathic medicine plays a very important role in the integrative model in treating digestive tract cancers. Certainly, protecting the lining of the GI tract itself while some of the sido-toxic agents are being utilized, such as chemotherapy, is very important so that patients
can maintain a normal, healthy diet. Especially when working alongside the nutritionist, we're able to help patients achieve that. And also being able to maintain energy level, maintain actual fine motor skills because their nerves are being affected by the chemotherapy agents that are used
oftentimes with digestive tract cancers.