Therapies

I am frequently asked what therapies I currently follow or have done during my healing journey. I’ve created this section to answer this question, providing information about the various therapies that I’ve either tried and/or continue to follow for my healing.

Understanding Immunotherapy As A Cancer Treatment

By Karen Berrios | July 31, 2018

Being diagnosed with cancer was as much an emotional diagnosis as it was a physical diagnosis. It is impossible to be handed a diagnosis of cancer and not rack your brain to think about what choices I may have made in my life that may have contributed to the diagnosis. With the reflection and the…

Why I Choose BioDentistry

By Karen Berrios | June 22, 2018

I am constantly amazed at the connections the environment has on me. Everything I put into my body has an impact on a cellular level. We all know that we are what we eat. That is because what we eat and drink to nourish us is broken down and absorbed into our bloodstream. Each cell…

The Role of Psycho-Oncology in a Cancer Diagnosis

By Karen Berrios | June 21, 2018

My path has taken me in so many directions I never would have dreamed of. Ever since my cancer diagnosis, I have discovered a lot of things about myself, about treatment, and about the disease itself. There are a few things I’m absolutely sure of in my life: among them is that cancer is more…

Can Your Emotions Affect Your Immune System? The Thyroid Puzzle!

By Karen Berrios | June 15, 2018

It’s amazing how much control the thyroid has over our bodies. The butterfly-shaped gland in the neck controls so much of how we feel physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally. For many patients with thyroid conditions, often the first clue something is amiss is because of a feeling of depression. It is a psychological symptom of…

Treating Thyroid Cancer Without Surgery – Is this Really an Option?

By Karen Berrios | June 1, 2018

I remember somewhat recently reading a study out of Finland where thyroid cancers were NOT surgically treated. Tumors less than 1.5 cm were treated with primary active surveillance as opposed to surgery with staggering results. It is a controversial approach, but more research is suggesting that the rates of certain types of thyroid cancers are…

Can Aloe Vera Heal? Discovering the Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

By Karen Berrios | May 29, 2018

When we think about Aloe Vera, most of us think of the bottle of green jelly that we reach for after getting too much sun.  While the use of Aloe Vera gel as a topical treatment for skin irritations and dryness is certainly well-documented, what is less well-known and what I want to explore here…