SPEAKER: Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD

Presented by Breast Cancer Options: In this helpful overview, Functional Medicine Doctor and Breast Cancer Survivor Elizabeth Boham MD, MS, RD goes over the dangers of Toxins in the 
environment and what we can do to avoid them. What kinds of exposures are linked breast cancer? Some chemicals are known or likely to cause cancer—these are called carcinogens. Some of these disrupt the body’s natural hormonal processes, making it more vulnerable to cancer. Some also upset the normal processes that keep the body healthy. Many exposures fall into more than one of these areas.
Dr. Elizabeth Boham learned how difficult it can be to navigate through the health-care system after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. Through Functional Medicine, she has realized how important it is to evaluate all of the systems in the body to discover the underlying cause for dysfunction. Dr Boham lectures on a variety of topics, including Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Prevention, Nutrition Assessment, Functional Medicine / Functional Nutrition, insulin resistance, heart health, weight control and allergies. She is an educator for the Institute for Functional Medicine and has developed the functional nutrition course that is being used to educate physicians and other health professionals worldwide. She is Medical Director at the UltraWellness Center in Lenox Mass,                                                     
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How to Reduce the Risk of Cancer, Recurrence and Its Underlying Causes; Treating the Whole Person-     Ronald Stram, MD               

The Environment and Breast Cancer -Speaker: Janet Gray, PhD

Interactions: Cancer Drugs, Supplements & Food -Speaker: Scott Berliner, RPH Jessica Berliner, MS

The Environment and Breast Cancer -Speaker: Janet Gray, PhD
The Elephant in the Room: Treatment Side Effects -Fertility, premature menopause and sexual dysfunction- Corinne Menn, DO
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, women face unique female health issues that are often overlooked and not well addressed. These concerns include: menstrual dysfunction, premature menopause, sexual dysfunction, body image and infertility. The workshop will explore these concerns and explain approaches for treatment.

New Developments in Integrative Cancer therapies including Cancer stem cells and Salvestrols’ anti-cancer effects- Michael Schachter, MD-  Dr. Schachter will discuss the nature of cancer and how the prevailing view of most oncologists may NOT be correct. He will discuss cancer as a mitochondrial-metabolic disease rather than a somatic-mutation nuclear disease; cancer stem cells and their resistance to chemotherapy and radiation. Relatively non-toxic approaches may be used to help cancer patients in ways other than conventional treatments. Among the strategies discussed will be: salvestrols, vitamins D and K2 (MK4), IV C drips, IV alpha lipoic acid drips and oral low dose naltrexone.

Visualization: The Benefits of Mindfulness. Learn how to ease stress & anxiety- Ajamu Ayinde, MA, ACH, MBCN
Cancer Risk Reduction Lifestyle- Heidi Puc, MD- Integrative Oncologist.