Nourish Your Microbiome to Fight Cancer

The newest approach to staying healthy and disease free is to eat and drink for a healthier microbiome.  What is a microbiome? Your unique microbiome is a diverse community of bacteria and other microorganisms that camp out in your body, especially in the lower intestine-the “gut.”  These microbes have their own DNA, considered our second […]

HYPNOSIS FEATURED AT WELLNESS WITHIN CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES RETREAT IN SACRAMENTO, MARCH 29

When you think of the word “hypnosis,” what comes to mind? Is it a show with people clucking like chickens? Do the participants seem to lose control? Does it seem scary? Well, if Gayle Rideout has anything to say about it, myths around the practice of hypnosis would be replaced with an understanding that hypnosis […]

Radio Chat Replay

Wellness Within Founder Patti Brown was joined by two of our most ardent supporters, Sharon and Dr. Hersch all got to chat on the radio about what makes Wellness Within Cancer Support Services such a value commodity in our community. We serve cancer patients and their families from around the region. Listen now!  

How our team practices Mindfulness

In a world where meditation and mindfulness has become quite the buzz, for many of us it can start to feel like another task on the list of things we should be doing.  like it requires a serene environment, or for us to escape our lives. Images related to meditation and mindfulness are often like the […]

Aurora’s Testimonial

It’s my cancerversary this month. Twice. I was diagnosed with uterine cancer two years ago, and last year with stage 3 triple negative infiltrating ductal carcinoma metastatic breast cancer. Isn’t that a mouthful?  Translation: tumors in my left breast and cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes and potentially my chest wall. The uterine […]

Suzi’s Story

When I received the biopsy results for the lump in my breast late one Friday afternoon, I sat calmly, no tears, and, really, no immediate fear. I trusted the radiologist who gave me the news and could feel her compassion and support through the telephone.  She had been a consummate professional who described everything she […]

A Conversation About Yin Yoga

SD: What makes yin yoga different than other types of yoga? How does it get its name? IK: Yin Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga in which poses are held for a longer period of time with relaxed muscles and deep breathing. This stillness allows the body to soften and the postures to stimulate […]

Wild About Mushrooms

The more you learn about mushrooms the more you realize they are the strangest items to grace our dinner plates. Fungi are neither plants nor animals, but their own kingdom. A honey fungus in the Blue mountains of Oregon is the world’s largest living organism, 2000 years old, and measuring 2.4 miles across. Mushrooms are actually the […]

Michael Pollan: Mushrooms are Mysterious

MUSHROOMS ARE MYSTERIOUS   I put that knowledge to good use the following week, when I returned to the oak tree near my house and found beneath it a gold rush of chanterelles. I hadn’t thought to bring a bag, and there were more chanterelles than I could carry, so I made a carrier of […]

What’s Next? Moving Forward After A Scary Diagnosis

By Terri Wolf, RN, MS “What happens to a dream deferred?” -Langston Hughes For years I had dreamed and plotted on how I could change careers from my job in marketing and public relations to nursing. I finally made the transition to nursing school but a busy family life and my fears about performance had […]