We believe that a good sleep schedule, proper nutrition consumption, regular exercise, and stress reduction are essential tools in our fight against cancer. Over the last 10-20 years we sleep less, we eat more fast food, and we spend too much time focused on things that are out of our control. After decades of research, we now know that what we eat directly affects how our body interacts with “pre” cancer cells.
One of our primary goals is to help educate our community on how they can mitigate their risk of getting cancer and to also be a resource for our patients if they receive a diagnosis. We believe in showing our patients how they can live their best life before, during, and after diagnosis.
Our vision is getting our patients on the path to whole health with our newly designed integrative health care plan. We believe that with proper nutrition coaching, good sleep protocol, and a safe and efficient exercise design we can not only change our mind and body but we can also change our future.
Our certified health and fitness coach, Eric Bland, along with our dedicated team of clinicians and experts are here to help you during every phase of your treatment. Our mission is to show you how you can integrate these habits so that you can live your best life regardless less of what phase you are in. Our staff is dedicated to meeting you where you are and we will work together to come up with a comprehensive health and nutrition plan that will be tailored for you specifically.
We now know and understand that sleep should be considered our first-line defense against any and all diseases. A well-rested mind and body optimizes the immune system and enhances all biological functions. Our goal is to help you create awareness around how you can get better quality sleep. Our aim is to create a simple (not easy) Sleep Hygiene checklist for you. Please remember the goal is to optimize. Start with one item on the checklist with the goal of adding a new one each month.
- Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime. And when it comes to alcohol, moderation is key. While alcohol is well-known to help you fall asleep faster, too much close to bedtime can disrupt sleep in the second half of the night as the body begins to process the alcohol.
- Steer clear of food that can be disruptive right before sleep. Heavy or rich foods, fatty or fried meals, spicy dishes, citrus fruits, and carbonated drinks can trigger indigestion for some people. When this occurs close to bedtime, it can lead to painful heartburn that disrupts sleep.
- Ensure adequate exposure to natural light. This is particularly important for individuals who may not venture outside frequently. Exposure to sunlight during the day, as well as darkness at night, helps to maintain a healthy sleep wake-cycle.
- Establish a regular relaxing bedtime routine. A regular nightly routine helps the body recognize that it is bedtime. This could include taking a warm shower or bath, reading a book, or light stretches. When possible, try to avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities(this includes social media) before attempting to sleep.
- Make sure that the sleep environment is optimal. Mattress and pillows should be comfortable. The bedroom should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees – for optimal sleep. Bright light from lamps, cell phones, and TV screens can make it difficult to fall asleep, so turn those lights off or adjust them when possible. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, “white noise” machines, humidifiers, fans, and other devices that can make the bedroom more relaxing.
We now know and understand that sleep should be considered our first line defense against any and all diseases. A well rested mind and body optimizes the immune system and enhances all biological functions. Our goal is to help you create awareness around how you can get better quality sleep. Our aim is to create a simple (not easy) Sleep Hygiene checklist for you. Please remember the goal is to optimize. Start with one item on the checklist with the goal of adding a new one each month.
Nutrition plays an important role during and after cancer treatment. Changes in taste, loss of appetite are all common during and after treatment. We can help answer questions regarding all nutrition matters, and come up with a plan to help you live your most healthy life.
We are proud of our partnership with Eric Bland.
Eric is a local boy, born and raised right here in East Dublin, Ga. He obtained a business degree with a concentration in management from Georgia College and State University in 2005. Eric follows his passion for over 10 years and becoming a strength coach he along with his team have had the opportunity to coach fitness, nutrition, mindset, and lifestyle habit formation. Eric’s mission in life is to accelerate human potential to the point where we are living our best life and doing our best work.
Eric’s proudest achievement is his relationship with his wife Natalie. They have been married for 8 years and have 2 beautiful boys Brady and Palmer.