Breast Cancer Prevention 101

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a great time to educate and review the many prevention strategies available. I’m still surprised today that many women come to see me who have never been given information about a comprehensive preventative plan for breast cancer.  About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop [...]

By | 2017-10-09T19:51:25+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Super Women|

The Scary Link Between Late Outdoor Light and Breast Cancer

There are few types of cancers more scary or threatening to a woman than breast cancer. Not because it’s the worst kind, but because of the sheer prevalence of it in our society. Statistics show that about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her [...]

By | 2017-10-09T20:24:47+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Super Women|

New Mammogram Guideline: A Glimpse at the Future of Personalized Medicine

Recently, the American Cancer Society has updated their recommended guidelines for breast cancer screenings, delaying the recommended age when most women should start receiving annual mammograms from 40 to 45. I share some of my thoughts with The Huffington Post on where we are with breast cancer today, and what the future may hold. [continue [...]

By | 2016-08-08T22:38:50+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Prevention|

Acupuncture and Cancer: How Alternative Therapy Can Help Breast Cancer Patients

There have been many recent studies that have shown the benefits of acupuncture in breast cancer patients who are going through treatment. From alleviating side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea, to balancing the nervous system, and even minimizing stress and inflammation, acupuncture makes for great care. I discuss ways this particular treatment has helped one of my [...]

By | 2016-08-08T22:39:11+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Healing Rx|

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Letter to My Patients

It has been a sobering journey. With the privilege of watching many of you on your different paths through breast cancer, the reality that we have not really hit the mark on all that it takes to prevent and truly understand the dynamics of cancer continues to echo. I have listened as friends and partners [...]

By | 2016-08-09T21:14:32+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Prevention|

From PCOS to Breast Cancer: Understanding The Epidemic of Hormone Failure

From PCOS to breast cancer, the epidemic of hormone failure seems to be rising in women of all ages. Between the rise in chemicals in our food and household products, our toxic load is wreaking havoc on young women's adrenals and endocrine system. I shared some key ways to better understand hormone failure with The [...]

By | 2016-08-08T22:41:35+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Prevention|

Dr. Taz MD’s Weekly Q&A, October 9, 2013

Q: I am 36 and never had children, how do I reduce my risk of getting breast cancer?My counselor and another physician experienced with ADHD told me that I have ADHD. Although I have not been formally tested. Both told me that sometimes-wonky hormone levels exasperate any ADHD symptoms.  I am taking bio identical hormones. My [...]

By | 2016-08-09T13:38:57+00:00 October 9th, 2013|Wellness|