There are drugs and artificial saliva products to combat dryness
in the mouth. Also, carry bottled water at all times. Suck on sugar-free candies, ice chips and sugarless gums to stimulate saliva flow. Consuming more Omega 3 foods helps to combat dry-eye syndrome. Vitamins B,C, E and Omega 3 oils help to combat joint pain.
Alternative therapies include acupuncture, massage, yoga, reiki and a healing trip to the spa. Reflexology, foot rubs and hand rubs may be beneficial too. Reiki aims at realignment of skewed energy centers. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is funding research on the efficacy of Reiki on cancer-related side effects.
There are foods for healthy hair like Omega 3 fatty acids in salmon, almonds and flaxseed. Protein can be found in beans, white meats and vegetables. Calcium is critical for hair growth. Low iron levels can lead to hair loss.
When Cancer Hits contains excellent references and information sources like European Journal of Oncology Nursing, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Environmental Working Group, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, International Journal of Cancer, Environmental Health Perspectives and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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