HCB2’s Services include support and education for community members to Nourish.Move.Breathe. We eat, move, and breathe every day to remain not just well, but alive!
HCB2’s Fight Right Initiative includes support and education for community members to
Nourish.Move.Breathe. We eat, move, and breathe every day to remain not just well, but alive!
Nutrition has a direct impact on our health and the ability of our bodies to
fight disease. HCB2 wants to help community members engage in
behaviors conducive to optimal health: the creation of a bodily
environment where it is difficult for cancer to thrive.
Thanks to Dr. Marlisa Hurt, board member and Chair of the Education
committee, and advisory council members Dr. Christian Jenski, Dr. Jamie
McLaughlin, and Tressa Breindel, HCB2 is able to offer current nutritional
education based on research and studies from across the globe.
Research reveals cancer patients can derive numerous wellness benefits
with just 30 minutes of physical activity 3x/week and resistance training
2x/week. Cancer outcomes are more positive when the cancer patient has
exercised through treatment and into survivorship.
Thanks to training through the Certified Exercise Training Institute (CETI),
HCB2 provides leadership and direction for our most vulnerable
population to remain active.
The immune system is not isolated from one’s daily experience. Research
shows that the human experience can either support of disrupt physical
wellness. Emotions, such as stress, create electrical, chemical, and
hormonal charges within the nervous system. Chronic stress activates
inflammation, disrupts the balance of the gut flora leading to GI issues
and a disturbed immune system, and causes a continual cortisol drip
wrecking havoc on the bodily systems, including the immune system.
In addition, physical and emotional stress can reduce oxygen supplied to
our cells which challenges the cellular system to exchange oxygen which
can create an acidic bodily environment. Cancer thrives in an acidic and
inflamed bodily environment. BREATHE DEEP and EXHALE – an easy first
step to internal and external wellness. Thanks to Melissa McLaughlin for the insight regarding the power of the breath and offering her knowledge to cancer patients and survivors.