Breast Cancer

At Healing Path we offer integrative breast cancer care.  This means we work alongside your team of oncologists and other care providers as a complement to the care they provide.  Carefully selected naturopathic therapies are used to help to improve response and decrease adverse effects of conventional treatments.

Dr. Rachel VandenBerg, ND is dedicated to offering safe, natural breast cancer care.  Her treatment strategies include IV therapy as well as nutritional, environmental, emotional and spiritual aspects of breast cancer prevention and care.  She believes in informed patient choice and supports you in your decisions.

Dr. Rachel is a certified Healthy Breast Educator offers a unique opportunity for group program or individual patient care.

Where are you in your breast cancer journey?

The key to prevention is starting now. Dr. Rachel can help you assess your breast cancer risk. She offers the Healthy Breast Program as a systematic guide through changes you can to help reduce your risk. Either individual care, or the group Healthy Breast Program would be appropriate for you.
Just Diagnosed
Dr. Rachel guides you through your decisions, and will support you in the treatment choices you make.  She offers integrative care throughout your treatment to help to improve outcome and reduce side effects.
In Treatment
Naturopathic protocols can be safely used alongside conventional treatment.  Recommendations include researched dietary, supplement, and IV protocols. They can be used to help improve energy, reduce side effects of treatment, and speed recovery time.
In Recovery
Naturopathic care can help to speed recovery. Once your energy and wellbeing is restored, we can work towards preventing recurrence.  Recovery care is best provided one-to-one.  It can be complimented with participation in the group Healthy Breast Program.
Preventing Recurrence

This is a time in which you can modify factors to reduce chance of recurrence. The Healthy Breast Program can help you to identify possible dietary, lifestyle, environmental and emotional factors that contribute to cancer. It guides you in ways to decrease your risk.   You can choose to participate in the program in one-on-one naturopathic visits, or as part of a supportive group.

Living with Chronic Illness

Naturopathic care helps to improve quality of life and increase longevity.  Strategies are selected according to your needs, goals and abilities.   Either individual patient care or the group Healthy Breast Foundations Program would be appropriate at this stage.

Individual Care

Dr. Rachel tailors naturopathic protocols to your individual needs and abilities.   Her treatment recommendations may include supplements, dietary and lifestyle modification, emotional and spiritual health, and IV therapy.

Naturopathic care can help you:

  • assess your risk factors
  • prevent breast cancer or it’s recurrence
  • better tolerate treatment and speed recovery
  • improve longevity and quality of life through a chronic diagnosis

Group Program – The 12-Module Healthy Breast Foundations Program 

Full of information, taught in a relaxed atmosphere, the Healthy Breast Foundations Program offers strategies to reduce breast cancer risk, assist in recovery, prevent recurrence or live with a chronic diagnosis.  It focuses on research-based natural strategies to use in conjunction with conventional care.  Over 12 modules, we cover topics including:

  • understanding cancer and assessing your risk
  • nutritional and lifestyle strategies for breast health
  • environmental factors and empowering solutions
  • spiritual and emotional aspects of prevention, recovery and care
  • creating your personal Healthy Breast Plan

The Healthy Breast Program was developed by Sat Dharam Kaur, N.D., as first described in her books, A Call to Women: The Healthy Breast Program and Workbook, published in 2000; and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer, published in 2003. Sat Dharam has been educating women in aspects of the Healthy Breast Program since she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1989, and now teaches the program internationally. She trains others toteach the program and co-founded the MammAlive Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and coordinates Healthy Breast Educators and educates women globally in ways to reduce their risk of breast cancer.

Next Course Begins September 18th, 2017 – CLICK HERE for Course Details 

Looking for a Speaker?

Dr. Rachel offers free talks on breast cancer prevention to community groups.  CONTACT US for more information.

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