In this episode of HealthMade Radio, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt has a fantastic discussion with Dr. Paul Anderson. He outlines what he has seen in more than 30 years treating individuals through their cancer journey. This episode focuses on empowerment as Dr. Anderson demonstrates how to cultivate the mental outlook that will help you reach your best outcome.
- Learn more about the mind-body connection
- The keys to successfully navigating the treatments for cancer
- Developing a realistic relationship with the diagnosis
- Discover steps for processing your own fear of the unknown
- The Six Okays on a Patients Journey
- The journey of the caregiver/ family member of a loved one with cancer
“Looking back over about 30 years of patient interactions… for most people, a cancer diagnosis starts with shock, disbelief, or anger. The most important thing is recognizing that it is normal, and you honor that. But at a point, you have to start working towards a better position to take on this bad diagnosis that you have been given. When it comes to healing, the mind does matter.”
Dr. Paul Anderson, NMD
Paul S. Anderson, NMD, is a naturopathic physician, Medical Director & Founder of Anderson Medical Specialty Associates (AMSA). He is a recognized authority in the field of integrative cancer research and the treatment of chronic diseases, genomic conditions, and auto-immune and infectious disorders. As head of the interventional arm of a human trial funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Dr. Anderson oversaw research into integrative therapies for cancer patients.
Dr. Anderson is a recognized educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic, and oncologic illnesses. In addition to three decades of clinical experience, he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH-funded human research trial using IV and integrative therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on cancer and chronic diseases, and now focuses his time in collaboration with clinics and hospitals in the U.S. and other countries. Former positions include multiple medical school posts, Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University, and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center. He is co-author of the Hay House book Outside the Box Cancer Therapies with Dr. Mark Stengler, as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology Success Breakthroughs, and the Lioncrest Publishing book Cancer… The Journey from Diagnosis to Empowerment.
Dr. Anderson’s combined experience in teaching, clinical practice, and research equally inform AMSA’s approach to health care: treating the whole person and not just the disease, with evidence-based integrative medicine that is tailored to each patient’s unique constitution, history, and present needs. When he is not on the road or working from his Seattle offices, Dr. Anderson enjoys time with his wife Lori and their family. They have five adult children and six grandchildren who provide endless opportunities for fun and interaction. His family has always been his driving force, motivation, and joy.
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