We chose probiotics this month because of their growing popularity over the last two decades, stemming from perceived benefits including improved digestion, immune function and nutrient absorption.

 

Nearly 400 physicians, researchers, nurses, integrative medicine practitioners, patient advocates, and patients from 25 countries convened in Miami, Florida, from November 5-7 at the 13th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

Programs focused on the theme of advancing the global impact of integrative oncology. SIO2016 was presented with the assistance of Memorial Healthcare System and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

We chose cranberry this month because it is widely used to prevent urinary tract infections.

We chose Rhodiola for this month’s NewsWire because of its growing use to increase stamina and to mitigate stress. This column is provided by the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.